Ms. Phipps is quite jittery and nervous all the time. This may have something to do with her apparent paranoia about illnesses and germs. In "Bart Gets an F" this is proven when she quickly jumps to the conclusion that Bart, after clearly faking, has amoria phlebitis. She is later seen playing hockey with Principal Skinner, Edna Krabappel, Dr. J. Loren Pryor and Moe Szyslak during the snow day.
There are many characters that resembles her.
- In the episode The PTA Disbands a blue haired version of her appears
- Also in the episode Bye Bye Nerdie One of the Scientist Francine beats up looks a lot like her.