Mr. Igor Peabody (nicknamed Pea Brain by Junior) is a character and main antagonist in the Problem Child film series. He is portrayed by Gilbert Gottfried in all three films and the animated series.


Mr. Peabody went from adoption agent to school principal to dentist.

At first, he thought that Junior was innocent, but found out he was wrong about Junior as he conned Ben and Flo into adopting him.

After moving to Mortville, he took a job as a school principal. Peabody is mean to his students and only wants to be principal, because he hates children. He is horrified to see Junior again, but calls him a genius, and sends him to the 6th grade (so Junior can spend one year in school, instead of another three). He is also seen at a pizza restaurant with his girlfriend, where they’re engaged in a food fight with Junior, Trixie, Ben, and Annie.

After becoming a dentist, he gives Junior braces, but all Junior had was a broken tooth and Peabody replaced Junior's x-rays with a horse's. Junior gets revenge by dousing Peabody and his assistant, Nurse Kiki with laughing gas which knocks them unconscious. Afterwards, Peabody wakes up wearing braces and dangling from the ceiling fan from his braces and Nurse Kiki also wearing braces and tied to the patient chair.