- “You listen to me, Greg Heffley. I'm running for student council president and I'm warning you, if you get in my way, I will beat you up, just like I did in kindergarten and fourth grade.”
- ―Patty to Greg
Role in Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Patty appeared firstly in Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and she gets on Greg's animosity after she tells the teacher Mr. Ira to cover up a map of the United States of America during a test involving it. Greg flunks the test over her. She later appears at "The Wizard of Oz" play. She plays the role as Dorothy, the main character, and she takes it very seriously. During the play, Greg throws an apple at her and the other trees get in the act. Someone knocks Patty's glasses off, and breaks them. Due to Patty's special need of glasses, the play was cancelled. However, in the movie, Patty catches the apple and begins tackling Greg and the rest of the trees.
Role in Rodrick Rules
Greg mentioned she performed in the Winter Talent Show.
Role in The Last Straw
Patty appears again in The Last Straw. She was chosen by Mrs. Craig to look after the class during the time her dictionary was stolen. Due to Patty's serious behavior, she doesn't let anyone go to the bathroom. Alex Aruda minded the class on Monday, because she was sick.
This was also her last appearance in the book series, It is unknown if she will re-appear in any of the upcoming books but it's possible that the character has been retired.
Patty can be characterized as the teacher's pet and a nerd, and due to events happening in the first book, she develops a negative relationship towards Greg Heffley. She is self-absorbed and paranoid, egotistical, and states (in the movie) that she will get her mother, who is the president of the PTA, to sue them if she doesn't get what she wants (implying that she is completely spoiled). In The Last Straw, when the teacher leaves the room, Patty is left in charge. Greg writes that she is very strict when in control, letting no one out of the classroom, even if a student has to use the restroom. However, she is given a much bigger role in the Movie, as she is a lot more hostile to Greg (The trivia explains why) and even threatens to beat him up if he were to get in her way. She also somehow joins the wrestling group Greg was in (what she threatened to Greg occurs when he is put against her) and she also ruins Greg’s chance at having a bigger role in the play, demoting his role to a tree. Later on she gets annoyed at Greg for ruining the play and he throws an apple at her, unlike in the books, Patty catches it and tackles Greg.
Patty is illustrated as wearing wide open glasses and pig-tails and this has been seen throughout the series. No other illustration of Patty has been shown other than glasses and her style of hair. According to Greg, she can't see two feet in front of her without her glasses and is practically blind without them, although in the movies she doesn't wear them. She also wears braces.
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid Online (First appearance)
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (Mentioned)
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid (film)
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (film)
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (film)
For images see: Patty Farrell/Gallery
- She hasn't been seen or mentioned in any of the books since The Last Straw and it's unknown if she'll make another appearance. Rumors also declared that she'll appear in The Getaway, but she also didn't.
- In the book she wears glasses while in the films she doesn’t. It is high likely that her parents have already gave her contact lens. Also, she has pigtails in the books, but she has braids in the movies such as "Rodrick Rules" and "Dog Days."
- She appears more rude and mean-spirited in the films, especially to Greg. This is because in kindergarten, Greg said “Patty, Patty is a fatty! Has a face just like a ratty!”
- In the films she serves as the secondary antagonist in the first film and Rodrick Rules and minor antagonist in Dog Days. Her middle initial is J. as seen in Dog Days.
- Additionally in the second film it's implied she's terrified of weird people. At the Rocket Rollers Roller Rink when they were people pairing up, Fregley walked up to her in interest to which she backed away in fright.