|“||Zip it, Franco!||”|
— Running gag
Franco is a recurring character on Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn. He is known for often criticizing other people especially the quads. As a result other characters often force him to shut up with the classic, "Zip it, Franco!" line. Franco is portrayed by Gage Petrone.
Franco is overconfident in himself and likes to criticize other people. He is quick to dismiss other people's ideas and enjoys putting people down for fun.
Franco is first seen in Quadpendence Day when Nicky, Ricky and Dicky are telling their friends about adopting a snake. Franco refuses to believe them, claiming that they don't look like snake people. The quads keep telling him, "Zip it, Franco" to keep him from ruining their story. Eventually, they invite him to their house to come and confirm that the snake is real. Franco invites other friends as well. Unfortunately, the snake disappears, making Franco conclude that the quads were lying about it. Before leaving, Franco tries to
In Cementing the Quads' Legacy, Franco is part of the Class of 2017 committee to come up with their sayonara stunt. The quads and other classmates tell him to "zip it," preventing him from sharing his opinions. Natlee eventually asks Franco to "unzip it" in order to present their agreed idea to the committee.
In The Wonderful Wizard of Quads, Franco mocks the idea of Tom's Get Sporty hosting a stage performance of The Wizard of Oz. He makes fun of many of the suggestions, prompting people to ask him to "zip it."
- As a running gag in every episode with Franco, other characters force him to stop talking by saying, "Zip it, Franco!"