Todd is the none-too-smart son of Mrs. Sweeney. He would like nothing better than to impress his mother by acquiring as many wild birds as possible to fill his mother's pies. Due to his lack of smarts, though, he often turns up the magnetism on his mother's solar-powered electromagnet to high levels. Because of this, Mrs. Sweeney often berates him for risking exposure to the authorities.
Todd is named for Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.