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Patty Farrell is Greg Heffley's archenemy at his school. Farell is obnoxiously smart and acts extremely rude even when nobody else is. She especially plays one of the villainous roles in the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid movies.
She was portrayed by Laine MacNeil.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
In the first movie, Patty is one of the main antagonists. Patty has had it in for Greg ever since he insulted her in kindergarten. This sparked a vendetta that lasted for as long as the knew each-other. At some point she went as far as to physically beat Greg, though Greg say's he was sick that day. Not much is known about her personal life other then her mother is head of the PTA.
On the first day of middle school, Patty assigns herself to all the clubs in the school in an effort to become student body president and threatens to beat Greg up again if he gets in her way. Despite thisGreg was still determined to become the number one most popular kid in school.
One of the clubs Greg joins is the wrestling unit, Patty shows up because her parents threatened to sue to school unless they let her join. Greg refuses to fight her, but is forced to and is beaten.
Greg tries to presue popularity after having a falling out with Rowley by auditioning for the school play of The Wizard of Oz. During the audition, Greg is shown to have a wonderful singing voice, and is complimented by the teacher, saying her could make the lead (despite the fact Greg's a boy) but Patty threatens to ruin the teachers life unless she got the lead. The performance is ruined when Patty throws a huge temper tantrum at Greg when he does not sing and blames him for the play being ruined. Having enough, Greg retaliates and throws an apple at her starting a fight.
Near the end of the movie, Greg and Rowley have an argument on school grounds and Patty attempts to start a student chant for them to fight, but the kids are scared off when teenagers Greg and Rowley angered on Halloween show up. The teens force Rowley to eat the cheese, but are soon scared off by a teacher. Patty begins to accuse Rowley for starting a cheese touch epidemic, and Rowley starts to cry before Greg willingly takes the blame, giving a speech on how stupid the fear of the cheese and other middle school institutions are before Patty ruins it by saying Greg now has the cheese touch. When summer begins, Patty is handing out yearbooks and hugged Rowley, contracting the cheese touch, but isn't truly punished since she didn't know the truth.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
In the second film, Patty appears as a secondary antagonist. She first shows up, fighting with Greg over a seat in class that is beside Greg's love interest, Holly Hills. Patty gets the seat after the teacher recignises Greg as Rodrick Heffley's brothers.
She later appears when Greg tries to pass a note to Holly, but due to a misunderstanding, Fregly passes the note to Patty who rats out Greg and gets him in trouble.
Near the end of the movie, she sings the song "Memories" at the talent show. After Greg and Rowley work on a magic performance together, which while goes haywire, does entertain the audience. Afterwords Patty walks up to Greg criticizing him. At that moment a dove used in the performance droops it's poop on her head, and she leaves angry.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
In the third film, Patty is a minor antagonist. She is shown to be a "friend" of Holly Hills and a member of the country club. When Greg and Rowley go to the Country Club, they play a doubles game against Holly and Patty, but Patty keeps hitting them.
She later appears when Greg loses his bathing suit on a diving board. Greg asks a near by life guard for a bathing suit in order to avoid being seen naked. However it was a pink bathing suit, Patty see's him in it and laughs at him
The BooksIn the books, she has a less common appearance and doesn't seem as much of a jerk, but more of an authoritarian know-it-all. For instance, she will not allow anybody to move out of their seats. In fact, she doesn't seem to be much of an antagonist in the book, as she is to Greg but actually to prevent him from cheating. She doesn't beat Greg up in the book, but Greg does throw apples at her and actually breaks her glasses.
- Patty's physical appearance in the movies differs greatly from the books, and even the illustration drawn of her in the movie is different.
- She is the only character who takes an antagonist role in all three movies.
- She seems to be the only true bully to Greg Heffley, as she enjoys trying to destroy his entire life.