Brownis the father of the seven Brown children, but spends little time with them, as he has problems raising them alone since his wife died. Brown goes to the agency, but they turn him down. He works at a Funeral place he is very protective over his children and is very willing and cares about them although he barely worries about them when they are up to mischeif.
He was under pressured that he doesn't find a new wife, the money will stop and the children will be seperated.
Cedric appears to have been a mentally disordered, but undoubtedly good individual. He has incredible difficulty in handling all seven children. He is cursed with a stammer that comes up on emotional occasions. This causes him to have a difficult relationship with his children.