Darby Maryellen Gomez is a major character in My Friends Tigger & Pooh and one of only four to have appeared in every one of the stories, along with Pooh, Tigger and her dog Buster. She is a young, cute, bright, inquisitive and beautiful 6-year-old redheaded tomboy, who along with those three has formed a group of Hundred Acre Wood problem-solvers known as the Super Sleuths, which she leads. When called to a Super Sleuth case, Darby always "slaps her cap," a bright blue cap featuring a yellow triangle containing a green question mark. Her usual outfit is a white shirt with a purple jumper and blue jeans. Darby considers Pooh, Tigger and everyone in the Hundred Acre Woods to be very good friends and will always try her best to help them and make them feel wanted. In addition to her cuteness and beauty, she is also known for being able to keep a cool head and approach a problem with logic and smart thinking when others may become frustrated. Darby is known to enjoy reading, often fantasy stories. They allow her to imagine other possibilities, though she notes that just because she likes reading about something doesn’t mean it’s necessarily something that she would want to try herself. Darby is generally aware of the presence of the viewers of the show and will often break the fourth wall to speak to viewers. Darby has a stuffed monkey named Billy Boo.
Notable Darby Stories
- "Darby's Tail" - Darby wishes that she had a tail like so many of her friends in the Hundred Acre Woods do.
- "Super-Sized Darby" - Rabbit's magic growth formula transforms Darby into a giant.
- "Pooh's Super Sleuth Christmas Movie" - When a mystery seems too big for the Super Sleuths, Darby must remind them of their commitment.
- "Darby, Solo Sleuth" - Darby tries to solve a case without Pooh and Tigger when they come down with colds.
- "Darby Goes Woozle Sleuthin'" - Darby’s tale about a woozles wizard inspires the group to seek it out.
- "Darby's Wheelie Big Problem" - Darby is bothered by the fact that she cannot ride a bike like Tigger and Pooh can.
- "Darby's Pony" - When Pooh and Tigger see Darby reading a book about ponies, they decide to try to get her a real one.
- "Darby's Lost Friend" - The Super Sleuths seek Darby’s missing stuffed monkey, Billy Boo.
- "Darby the Plant-Sitter" - Rabbit asks Darby to look after his garden.
- "Darby's Special Place"- Darby’s friends build her a club house (this episode is also the series finale of My Friends Tigger and Pooh).