Porky Pig is a cartoon pig from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoon series. He is well-known for his trademark stutter and catchphrase heard at the end of many Looney Tunes, "Th-th-that's all, folks!"
Porky first appeared in Friz Freleng's I Haven't Got a Hat (1935) as a portly little kid who begins to recite "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere", but his stutter gets him so distracted he winds up reciting "The Charge of The Light Brigade" (it should be note dthat Porky's original voice actor, Joe Dougherty, had a genuine stutter. He was eventually taken over by Mel Blanc, who gave him a running gag: starting a thought and finishing it completely differently, as in "Have any of you fellas got a nick-eh-ni-nick, eh-ni-nick, eh-ni-spare five cents?"). He was gradually redesigned by directors Bob Clampett and Tex Avery, who slimmed him down considerably.
Porky is most frequently teamed up with Daffy Duck, either as a sidekick (usually to one of the duck's alter egos), an adversary (usually a hunter), or victim to the duck's screwy antics. As a sidekick, in cartoons like 1956's Deduce You Say and 1951's Drip-along Daffy, Porky is able to fix a sticky situation that Daffy was trying to fix through the whole picture in mere seconds, although he still believes Daffy is the better man, and Daffy tells Porky to butt out.
Porky is a member of the Bugs and Daffy's Adventures team, and the running gag of fixing situations that Daffy is unable to fix continues.
- Porky makes an appearance in Jaden finds out Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
- Porky first joins the team in Bugs and Daffy's Adventures of The Lion King. He reveals that he is Pumbaa's cousin, and is the first to agree when Bugs suggests going back to the Pridelands to help Simba.
- Porky, as revealed in The Many Adventures of Bugs, Daffy, and Winnie the Pooh, is also Piglet's uncle. When Eeyore says that Piglet's house is Owl's, Porky tries to protest: "But that's P-P-P-P-Pig-I mean, Trespassers W-W-, Trespasser's W-W-, Trespasser's W-W-W-oh, forget it."
- Like Bugs and Daffy, Porky has a girlfriend named Petunia. She never appears in an adventure, but is alluded to frequently.
- Porky will meet Jaden and his friends in Jaden's Adventures of Space Jam.
- Porky will meet Jeffrey and his friends in Jeffrey & Friends' Adventures of Space Jam. He'll see them again in Jeffrey & Friends' Adventures of Looney Tunes: Back in Action.