Dad knows way more than he is letting on...or maybe he doesn't?
-Lee about his father (From The Tag Along)

Dr. Alfred Ping is Lee Ping's father. Unlike his wife Sue Ping, he is far less harsh on his son.

When the Tazelwurm brought Lee down to the underground laboratory, it was revealed that Alfred was a scientist working there, thus revealing that he is a part of the conspiracy surrounding his son, Principal Wurst and The Prank.[1]

When Lee asked him about his appearance at school, Mr. Ping told his son that he got there by tunnels stretching under the whole city. They were the remnants of an old subway complex, and he highlighted how dangerous they were and that they should be avoided[2].

He was targeted by The Council in Fight or Flight, however with no real intention to harm him as this was mostly a warning to Lee.

In the photo of the The Serpent as a baby, you can see that Mr.Ping has the same arm tattoo as Lee.

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Alfred Ping's notebook on his research on Mann, Wurst and Finnwich

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Unamed Female Council Member (Unamed Female Council Member in Lees Dad Book)

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All Council Members in Lee's Dad Book

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unnamed Man and Cassandra

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His Eminenece Lee's Dad In book

It is revealed in Serpent Strike that Mr. Ping knows something about the conspiracy and is trying to infiltrate Mann, Wurst, and Finnwich from the inside.


35 Mr. Ping again in the tunnels

Lee and Lynch see him in the underground tunnels

47 Mr. Ping warning Lee not to take the underground tunnels because they're 'not safe'


  • Mr. Ping is a terrible liar.[2]
  • Mr. Ping claims that his wife hates him (doing dangerous things).[2]
  • Mr. Ping tends to fall asleep at unusual times and places [3]
  • Mr. Ping taught Lee basics of fencing [4]
  • Whenever a younger Alfred is shown, be it pictures or flashbacks, he is shown to be not be overweight at all suggesting that he let himself go in recent years.
  • Alfred admited that he is a terrible cook so he lets his wife (Sue Ping) do all the cooking
  • It is very possible that he is a part of the conspiracy due to his obvious lies.
  • Given his balding appearance and the fact that he looks to be around thirty during the serpent's infancy this puts Alfred current age somewhere around fifty.
  • As Lo Ping is identified as Lee Ping's grandfather (Date With Destiny), this means that he is Alfred's father.


  1. Detentionaire TV series: Season 1, episode 7 - "28 Sneezes Later"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Detentionaire TV series: Season 1, episode 11 - "The Tag Along"
  3. Detentionaire TV series: Season 1, episode 5 - "Friday Night Bites"
  4. Detentionaire TV series: Season 3, episode 32 - "The Curse of Earl Nigma"