Teddy is the sweetheart of the show. He is not smart by any definition of the word. In fact, he’s dumb. Dumb as two brick. He failed Grade 9 two years running, and eventually got pushed through. He struggles with reading; he struggles with memory. His mother drank while she was pregnant with him. His mother is an alcoholic and a bit of a mess. Gladys and Melusi have taken him in, and look after him because they know that his mother can’t.