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Surely Fünke

Surely Fünke is Maeby's disabled alter ego
Actor: Alia Shawkat (as Maeby Fünke) — First Appearance: "Shock and Aww" — Last Appearance: "Notapusy"

Surely Fünke, also known as Surely Wolfbeak, is the wheelchair bound alter ego of Maeby Fünke, which she uses in order to get donations from people at her school. Surely is suffering from a fictional disease called "BS".

Character history[]

Season one[]

1x17 Justice is Blind (35)

George Michael and Surely in "Justice is Blind"

Maeby pays George Michael off for doing homework for her. The next day at school he follows her and finds that she is pretending to be Surely, collecting a giant check from the school. ("Altar Egos") George Michael chastizes her for making light of illnesses and for abusing the legal system to build ramps in their school's gym. However, when she publicly calls him a "hero" he gets swept away by the crowd's applause. ("Justice Is Blind")

Season three[]

3x04 Notapusy (29)

Surely in "Notapusy"

Maeby later uses Surely (with the surname 'Wolfbeak') in an attempt to prove that the Miss Inner Beauty pageant at the Church and State Fair will still favor girls with outer beauty. Maeby is certain that Surely's plain dress, large (fake) nose, and inability to walk will prevent her from winning the pageant, but the sympathy she gets from the judges results in a win, beating the beautiful Hope Loblaw and plain Ann Veal. ("Notapusy")


  • A poster for Surely is first seen in "Shock and Aww".
  • The nose Surely wears at the Miss Inner Beauty pageant is Nicole Kidman's from The Hours, purchased for her by Jamie Kennedy as he was trying to bribe her for a role in Snowboarding School 2.
  • The name 'Surely' is a play on the fact that Maeby's real name sounds like 'maybe' which is the opposite of 'surely'.


→ See 14 pictures of Surely Fünke at Images of Surely Fünke.


Season One
"Shock and Aww" (poster only)
"Altar Egos"
"Justice Is Blind"
Season Two
Season Three
Season Four
Season Four Remix
Season Five