|First Appearance||The Heavy Sleeper|
"Dinga-loo, dinga-lee" -Chestnut
Chestnut is a small character that appeared in five episodes of Chowder and one special, The Heavy Sleeper, Chowder Loses His Hat, The B.L.T.s, Hands on a Big Mixer, Taste Buds, and Gazpacho!, and the special Hey Hey It's Knishmas!. Chestnut makes use of common and sometimes uncommon items as furniture for his "pad," such as Mung Daal as a dining room table, a stop sign as a living room sofa, Chowder's hat as a vacation home, and a breifcase as a hydrofoil. He is first seen sitting in a puddle in The Heavy Sleeper reciting poetry about himself. "Quote: dinga-loo, dinga-lee, Chestnut is what I be; dinga-lee, dinga-loo, if you're good, you're Chestnut too." Chestnut can sometimes be seen as an antagonist.
He is also the teacher in the class giving the B.L.T.s. In this episode, he also exhibits large strength despite his small size. He is also known for incorrectly naming inanimate objects. In The BLT's, he calls pencils refrigerators, but seems to know what they are for. This was contradicted in The Heavy Sleeper when he called Mung Daal a dining room table and a stop sign he used to attack Shnitzel a living room sofa. In retrospect, Mung probably would have been better as a living room sofa and the stop sign would have been better as a dining room table.
Chestnut always refers himself in the third person, an example being " Chestnut's gonna gives ya' the beatins' of a lifetime," as opposed to " I'm gonna gives ya' the beatins' of a lifetime."
Voiced by Tone Loc