Mr Tate has brown, bushy hair (and eyebrows). He is a fan of sunglasses and is friends with Mrs Twist, the sweet shop owner. His brother, John, is a rock 'n roll music fan. He is the model of a stereotypical dad, embarrassing, dying-to-be-cool-with-sunglasses dad. He likes Elvis impersonators and likes joking around a lot. He is in a band and plays the keyboard and tambourines. Mr Tate can be childish and enjoys playing with toys, but he can also be good at fixing things like Christmas lights.