Mindy is a character from Animaniacs animated TV-series, who appeared as a mermaid in "Mermaid Mindy" story, written by Nicholas Hollander. Mindy is portrayed by Nancy Cartwright in all her appearances.
Mindy is the innocent but troublemaking toddler who always ends up exactly where her mother leaves her at the start of the skit, having narrowly avoided danger numerous times, while the heroic (and severely battered) Buttons gets hurt for some minor damage he has caused (e.g. trampling a flower bed) while trying to keep Mindy alive. Mindy always finds a way to escape from her harness after her mother leaves.