Berby[1] is a time machine-like robot who lives at the Secret Museum. She helps Xavier, Yadina and Brad travel back in time and also functions as the Museum's curator, ensuring that all the exhibits are in their proper places. She is unable to speak, but she makes robotic beeping sounds and is good friends with the kids.

A Scoreboard shows she is beating Xavier Riddle 100-0 at the start of I Am Alexander Graham Bell.

This has increased to 911-0 after Berby out-races Nellie Bly's train after I Am Jackie Robinson preceding I Am Anna Pavlova.



Berby is shown sleeping at the start of a Bradman interstitial involving visiting Golda Meir's mom's store

Although Berby normally travels with all four companions simultaneously, a series of interstitial shorts pairs her with each member of the team:


Berby is seen putting away a series of relics at the start of I Am Cleopatra, including:

  • anchor
  • lantern
  • bone
Cleo relics

She is also carrying around other relics on her sled which weren't yet put away, including:

  • green kite
  • orange pumpkin
  • helmet
  • suitcase
  • ankh

This is a recurring skit, it was also played between I Am Lou Gehrig and I Am Marie Owens


  • Her name is sometimes misspelled as Burby.
  • She dies in I Am Madam President after running out of power. However, she comes back to life.


ved Characters
BerbyBrad Meltzer (character)Dr. ZoomXavier RiddleYadina Riddle
Historical Figures
Johann Sebastian BachMarie CurieMary ShelleyHarry HoudiniHelen KellerAlexander Graham BellFlorence NightingaleGeorge Washington CarverLeonardo da VinciAmelia EarhartIsaac NewtonGolda MeirWinston ChurchillCleopatraCatherine the GreatTomioka TessaiGeorge WashingtonSusan B. AnthonyZora Neale HurstonCharles DickensWright BrothersBronte SistersMark TwainAbigail AdamsJulia ChildNeil ArmstrongJackie RobinsonAnna PavlovaMary LeakeyAlexander HamiltonTheodore RooseveltEleanor RooseveltLou GehrigMarie OwensJackie Joyner-KerseeSally RideJunko TabeiNikola TeslaNellie BlyMaya AngelouFrederick DouglassLouis PasteurRachel CarsonKate WarneSir Arthur Conan DoyleCesar ChavezDolores HuertaConfuciusSacagaweaMary AnningCharlie ChaplinBillie Jean KingArthur AsheRosa ParksThurgood MarshallHarriet Tubman

Abraham LincolnAlbert Einstein

Minor Characters
Little GirlButterfly Club LeaderOlder GirlFearless JeanMurrayAnne SullivanBelleHelen's special teacherΠPoppyBell's MotherHelen's escortGeorge (I Am Alexander Graham Bell)Next Door NeighborFlo's petFlo's neighbor's dogBasketballerRobotterMonaAmelia's momAmelia's teacherGolda's MomTrike KidTurtlePark RangerReginaJinCharlieBenjamin and TheodorePhillipKing PtolemyCleo's catRiddles' momRiddles' dadRiddles' grandmaMatthiasBrad's dadBrad's granddadBrad's great-granddadRiddles' mom's momTomioka's FatherYadina's great grandmaLawrenceDaniel Read AnthonyGuelma Penn AnthonyGertieYoung ManOld ManJulia's GrandmotherMallie RobinsonSarahBrianKid in a green coatSarah's dadBrendan ConnollyGirl (I Am Marie Owens)TylerBoy 1LionQueen of ClubsJohn AdamsAnna's teacherJack PavlovaXavier and Yadina's great great grandmother
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