Piggy Hamhock
Background information
Species: Pig
Gender: Male
Debut appearance: "At Your Service Madame"
(August 29, 1936)
Created by: Friz Freleng
Portrayed by: Berneice Hansell ("Pigs Is Pigs")

Piggy Hamhock is a Merrie Melodies character. His first appearance was in "At Your Service Madame", a 1936 short.


The "Piggy" name came from one of two brothers who were childhood classmates of Freleng's, nicknamed "Porky" and "Piggy".[1]

Piggy was given a light, Caucasian-like color with distinguishing birthmarks. The character appeared as a gluttonous child in a large family of pigs in "At Your Service Madame" (which gives his full name as Piggy Hamhock),[2] where he leads his fellow siblings in foiling a bum's attempt to rob their mother. A year later he starred in "Pigs Is Pigs" in which his gluttony would take center stage.[2] After that he was discarded with his character traits transferred for a time to Porky Pig.


Piggy appears as a fat, pink pig who has distinguishing brown-colored birthmarks on both his butt and right ear. Piggy didn't wear any clothes, save for a red bow tie around his neck.


See Also


  1. Beck, Jerry. Audio commentary for "I Haven't Got a Hat" on the Warner Bros. DVD set Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 3. (2005) citing Freleng's autobiography.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Company. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2

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