|Mr. Pendanski (Mom)|
|Actor||Tim Blake Nelson|
|Gallery||Mr. Pendanski Gallery|
- "I know you mean well, Stanley, but the mental stress just causes his brain more of a challenge, not the hot sun. You might as well teach this shovel to read. Go ahead, Zero, take it. It's all you'll ever be good for. D- I- G- What's that spell?"
- ―Mr. Pendanski taunting Zero. (Movie)
At Camp Green Lake
Mr. (Dr.) Pendanski is the counselor for D-Tent at Camp Green Lake, And the supporting deuteragonist turned tertiary antagonist of Holes. The campers of D-Tent sometimes call him 'Mom.' Due to the fact that they believe he is bossy, and acts like their mom. He refuses to refer to the campers by their nicknames given to them by the other campers of D-Tent and prefers to call them by their legal names given by their parents. The only camper he refers to by his nickname is Hector Zeroni who he calls Zero. He does this because he believes Hector is stupid. Initially, he seems to be a warm, caring person, but that is a reversal of the trope `Jerk-Ass Façade'(Person acts like a jerk but is a decent person under). Pendanski is a `Nice Guy With A Heart of Jerk-ass.' Right before Zero hits Pendanski with a shovel, Pendanski kept mocking Zero by giving him simple words to spell. He asked Zero "What does d-i-g spell?" to which Zero whacks Pendanski with a shovel and yells at him "Dig!" and then subsequently runs away from Camp Green Lake. This leaves him with a large gash across his nose. In the movie he is refered to as Dr. Pendanski but at the end it is revealed that he is, in fact, not a real doctor. He along with Mr. Sir and The Warden are all arrested since it was found out that Mr. Pendanski deleted Zero's files under the Warden's orders.
After Camp Green Lake
What happens to Mr. Pendanski after getting arrested is unknown. He got arrested being a slave owner at Camp Green Lake, endangering the campers, impersonating a doctor, destroying Zero's files and possibly some other unknown charges along with Mr. Sir and The Warden. He is in prison because of these charges.
|Campers||Stanley • Hector • Alan • Theodore • Rex • Jose • Brian • Louis • Zigzag (Ricky)|
|Camp Green Lake Staff||The Warden • Marion • Mr. Pendanski|
|Early Green Lake||Kathrine • Sam • Trout Walker|