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Urbana Champaign
Portrayed by: D.J. "Shangela" Pierce
First appearance: "Advanced Gay"
Occupation: Drag Queen
Reason for visit: perform "Pocket Full of Hawthornes" at the "Gay Bash"


It's Friday night. I'm putting on my highest heels, my shortest skirt, my best device for concealing my penis, and I've got everything I need.
— Urbana Champaign, "Advanced Gay".

Urbana Champaign portrayed by D.J. Pierce.
Urbana Champaign is a drag queen who wrote and performed the song "Pocket Full of Hawthorne's". Her first (and only) appearance was in the Season Three episode "Advanced Gay". She is portrayed by D.J.Pierce, a.k.a. Shangela Laquifa Wadley in his drag persona.

Character history[]

The popularity of the song and the music video made Hawthorne Wipes a gay icon. Although Pierce was angry at first, he soon changed his mind after he discovered that the gay community was a potential untapped marketplace for his product. Urbana was asked by Pierce to attend "The Gay Bash", a party held at Greendale in the cafeteria. Urbana was not only there to perform but also to help Pierce launch his new gay-themed line of Hawthorne Wipes. Urbana asked Pierce to join him onstage to thank him for the event, but an appearance by Pierce's father and owner of the company, Cornelius Hawthorne, put a damper on the festivities. Much to Urbana's dismay, Pierce publicly announced that Hawthorne Wipes would cut any ties to the gay community. After Pierce's father unexpectedly passed away, Urbana attended the funeral and was later seen leaving with Sgt. Chang ("Advanced Gay").

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Chang and Urbana leaving Cornelius Hawthorne's funeral.