Manfried the Talking Piñata (originally called Lolly) is, as his full title states, a talking piñata who hangs from the ceiling in the main hall of Princess Bubblegum's castle, and makes his first appearance in "Slumber Party Panic." He acts as an intercom system for the Candy Kingdom and seems to help out in Princess Bubblegum's castle. He is also seen briefly in the episode "What Have You Done?," in which he tells Princess Bubblegum that she is needed in the castle. In the episode "Too Young," Manfried again acts as an intercom formally announcing Lemongrab's arrival at the Candy Castle by making trumpet sounds. In "Sky Witch" he appears with others as the princess' "trained elite" being taught how to overcome sleeping gas.
In the episode "Bonnibel Bubblegum", it is revealed that he was originally Lolly, a female bubblegum humanoid created by Princess Bubblegum when the latter was younger. However, all of Bubblegum's intelligent relative-creations turned against her, as Lolly was in cahoots with Bonnie's uncle Gumbald and his plan to overthrow their creator and build a candy city. In order to be in charge, Gumbald, Lolly, and Chicle formulated a "happy juice", a poison that would make Bonnie docile and simpleminded like Mr. Cream Puff. While the three were celebrating their plan, however, Lolly and Chicle were fooled into eating happy juice-induced cupcakes made by Gumbald. The poison intern transformed Lolly into the simpleminded piñata Manfried.
Manfried is a typical piñata: donkey-like form and paper-mâché body, colored horizontally with alternating strips of green and pink. Ordinarily, he remains in a single position, only moving his mouth, but he's also able to move his arms and hold a megaphone, despite the fact that he has no fingers.
As Lolly, she appears as a somewhat elderly woman, she is short and slightly overweight. She has a beehive hairdo and wears a tan tunic and brown headband.
As Manfried is recognizable because of his plain, seemingly emotionless voice; however, he displays a compassionate and friendly personality. He was also in the series preview. Manfried is frightened easily, as shown by his exchange with Finn (below).
As Lolly she displays a caring side to her niece/creator as she seemingly enjoying spending time with her. However, she had a dark side as she appeared ready to turn on Bonnibel after being manipulated by Gumbald and even found Chicle's cruel remark about the future princess amusing. Lolly appears to be a bit clueless, as after witnessing Chicle transform into a candy person she ate her cupcake before realizing too late of what it does as she was transformed.
- "Slumber Party Panic"
- "What Have You Done?"
- "Too Young"
- "Sky Witch"
- "Bad Timing"
- "The Pajama War"
- "Skyhooks II" (Elemental Transformed)
- "Seventeen" (as Lolly)
- "Marcy & Hunson" (mentioned)
Finn: It's time to smash some piñatas!
All present and accounted for.
Gosh, I'm sorry.
Announcing the arrival of the Earl of Lemongrab!
I handled it.