Eric Ovens as he appears in the books, illustrated by Adam McCauley (left), and as he appears in the cartoon (right)
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is the nicest Eric of the three Erics
, but has recieved the nickname "Crabapple" since the other two Erics are usually grouchy. In the cartoon, he is depicted as being the smallest Eric of the three, and is never picked to get a gold star since he is hard to see.
As revealed in the books, Eric Ovens is a very friendly student, who enjoys helping out others. However, since the other two Erics are grouchy, due to their unfitting nicknames, Eric Ovens is thought to be mean, and is called "Crabapple". Despite that, he still tries to stay nice, even if no one else will listen to him.
Due to being one of the Three Erics, his major appearances also involve the other two Erics.
- In Sideways Stories from Wayside School, in the chapter "The Three Erics", Eric Ovens's nickname is explained, as well as those of the other two Erics.
- In Wayside School is Falling Down, he, alongside Eric Fry and Eric Bacon, is consulted to go to Principal Kidswatter's office due to there being a mean note written by someone named "Eric". This chapter is called "Eric, Eric, and Eric" and actually although being one chapter, takes up chapters 20, 21, and 22 due to chapter 19 being three chapters long.
- In the cartoon, an episode called "The Three Erics" involves Eric Ovens never being picked due to being the smallest Eric, so he becomes Small Myron, while Maurecia takes his place to be closer to Todd.
- Eric Ovens, alongside Eric Fry and Eric Bacon, never had his last name confirmed in the cartoon. Due to his consistent role of being the outcast of the group in the books, however, this wiki takes an educated guess and assumes that the smallest Eric in the show is Eric Ovens.