Francine Alice Frensky: is a tomboy who loves sports, drumming and singing. She is 8 years old, and she is the best player on her team in just about every sport they play, rivaled only by the Brain. She is also good at the drums and singing, but has unsuccessfully tried to do them simultaneously. Her blunt, outspoken demeanor can sometimes have a negative effect on her relationships with friends and relatives. She is of Polish-Jewish descent. She can occasionally be bossy to her friends. Francine is best friends with Muffy Crosswire. She met Arthur for the first time since pre-school in Locked in the Library! from Season 1; although she was seen at Arthur's third birthday party in Desperately Seeking Stanley from Season 8, which the time they first met is therefore a retcon. She and Arthur are each others' second best friends. She and Arthur occasionally fight, but make up in the end. She is shown as a brown squirrel monkey with a red sweater with blue jeans and a barrette on each side of her hair. She is also referred to as the most popular kid at school, though she is never mean about it.