Lawrence is known to have a wild imagination that usually, if not always, gets him into trouble. He mostly hangs out with Jimmy Barclay ever since the episode 204: Wonderworld, even though he seems to be quite a bit younger, being that Jimmy has babysat him several times. And some times he gets a little upset when Jimmy doesn't let him stay up until eleven.
Lawrence's dad is a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. Lawrence rarely sees his dad. He did get to spend some time with him in Aloha, Oy!, Part 3. Maureen Hodges is Lawrence's mom and a teacher at a school in Odyssey.
Lawrence is currently living in Florida near Cape Canaveral. As stated by Lawrence, he operates heavy machinery. He used to be in the space program, but was kicked out because he wrecked a three million dollar flight simulator. Now he works at a laundry mat.
|“|| Lawrence Hodges: I changed the letters in your Dad’s name on the sign out front of the church. Now it says, ‘Preaching this Sunday: Large Rag Boy.’
|“|| Jimmy: And, we'll be back after this moment of silence for the US troops in, uh, uh, in
Lawrence Hodges: Canada!
Jimmy: In Canada.
|“|| Unknown: Step lively there!
Lawrence Hodges: Step lively he says. I'd like to see you stepping lively with forty pounds of chain around your neck.
Unknown: Up the stairs, boy. And no talking.
Lawrence Hodges: Right. No talkin'. How 'bout fainting?
|“|| Lawrence Hodges: A bite of this apple can't do any harm. Just a bite... Ahhhhhhhh!
|“|| Lawrence Hodges: They blow up!
John Whittaker: Blow up?!
Jimmy Barclay: Inflate.
|“|| Lawrence Hodges: Land ho! Land ho! Oh, wait, it's just some clouds. Never mind! Never mind!
|“|| Jimmy Barclay: I can't believe you volunteered us to go to The Electric Palace, just as Rick Ranson was about to start, Lawrence.
Lawrence Hodges: Sorry Jimmy, I didn't know what I was thinking.
Jimmy Barclay: I may have to kick you out of the fan club for this!
Lawrence Hodges: You'd look pretty silly attending the meetings all by yourself.
Jimmy Barclay: That's true.
|“|| Lawrence Hodges: I wrecked a flight simulator...
Connie Kendall: How did you do that? A flight simulator doesn't move right?
Lawrence Hodges: No, not normally.
Connie Kendall: Isn't that kinda like crashing a exercise bike?
|“|| George Barclay: There are five tickets, and only four of us.
Lawrence Hodges: Uh, guys?
Mary Barclay: It would have to be somebody close to us...
Lawrence Hodges: Have I ever you guys how much you mean to me?
Donna Barclay: And someone who would appreciate the educational value of the trip...
Lawrence Hodges: My next school report is on Hawaii's flora and fauna. If only I had some samples...
|“|| Lawrence Hodges: AAAaah! I want my Mom!
Jimmy Barclay: Aaah! I want your mom too!
|“|| George Barclay: Who could it be? Who? Who?
Lawrence Hodges: Oh, come on guys!
Jimmy Barclay: I know! Lawrence!
Lawrence Hodges: Yes!
Jimmy Barclay: Can you think of anybody?
Lawrence Hodges: What?!
Jimmy Barclay: Great! Now what to do?
Lawrence in #209: “Columbus: The Grand Voyage”.