Film / Porky's

Porky's is a 1982 coming of age film about a group of horny teenagers in 1954 Florida. Extremely raunchy for its time, it set a precedent for other raunchy teen comedies and was the highest grossing Canadian movie of all time for around 30 years.

Usually considered one of Bob Clark's best movies. It was also followed by two sequels: Porky's 2: The Next Day and Porky's Revenge

Not to be confused with Porky Pig or Porky Minch.

Contains Examples of:

  • Actually Pretty Funny: When Balbricker is trying to convince the principal to let her "examine" the boys for an incriminating mole, the boys and coach are laughing their asses off in the background. And when it is suggested to bring in police sketch artists, even the principal is having trouble hanging on. Then a potential wanted poster is described as "this prick was last seen 'hanging' around the girls' locker room!", and even he completely loses it, and Balbricker stalks out while all the guys are helpless with laughter.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Every guy in this movie except for a few older characters (like the elderly principal for example).
  • All Women Are Lustful: Just like above, every girl in this movie is horny except Ms. Balbricker.
  • Artifact Title: There is no mention at all of Porky or his bar in the second movie.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: The swedish exchange student Inga in the third movie is played by a german model (Kimberly Evenson), who speaks with her own native accent.
  • Bad Ass Teacher: Balbricker doesn't take perverted boys very lightly, especially those spying on her students while they're taking a shower. Tommy finds this out the hard way, (no pun intended). Balbricker is so obsessed over busting him that she goes so far as to try to pull Tommy's pants down in the presence of the police.
  • Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop: The Sheriff of Wallace County and his deputies. They have no problem harassing the kids and busting up their car after getting kicked out of Porky's. It also doesn't help that the Sheriff and Porky are brothers.
  • Battleaxe Nurse: Balbricker.
  • Berserk Button: Showing your privates through a peek hole that viewing the girls’ showers area is sure fire way of getting Coach Balbricker to go after you.
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: Tommy is introducing all the boys (who are naked to be inspected for disease) to the prostitute Cherry Forever.
    Tommy: Cherry, this here is the pride of Angel Beach. Anthony Tuperelli, affectionately known as "Meat."
    Cherry Forever: My God, the boy's deformed!
    • Irony: Reportedly, the actor playing Meat was modestly endowed, and the actor playing Pee Wee was well hung.
  • Deep South: Half the movie takes place in the swampy gator-ridden backwoods of Florida.
  • Dream Intro: Porky's Revenge! begins with Pee-Wee's dream/nightmare taking place at his upcoming high school graduation, where everyone is naked under their robes as a prank. His robe gets ripped off on the dais, exposing him to the whole graduating class.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Ms. Balbricker, in the third movie.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Ms. Balbricker is a nasty character, but even she cannot side with the KKK.
  • Fanservice: The shower room scene.
    • The famous poster (illustrated above) is often listed among the sexist film posters of all time. How much leg is shown by the anonymous model seemed to vary from region to region.
      • In hindsight, every movie as loads and loads of fanservice (not necessarily always male).
  • Fat Bastard: Porky.
  • Follow the Leader: Just about every teen sex comedy since 1982 has borrowed a thing or two from this film.
  • Flynning: Justified in Porky's II, as it's a high school performance of the final fight scene from Macbeth. Taken to the next level when one of the prop swords breaks and they continue miming the fight until they get a "replacement" sword: A store window dummy's leg. Complete with fishnet stocking and a bright red high-heeled shoe.
  • Gonky Femme: The ugly, mannish female gym teacher Ms. Balbricker who had up to that point been an antagonist to the fellows, is revealed to have a soft feminine side when she thinks a man is in love (or at least lust) with her.
  • Good Bad Girl: Wendy
  • Informed Judaism: Brian is a Jew, but (apart from being somewhat smarter than the other guys) does not show any of the stereotypical Jewish traits.
  • Intimate Marks: Ms. Balbricker sees one of the boys' penises when he sticks it through a peephole in the girls' shower room. She says that she can identify the penis by a mole on it, and insists that the principal let her examine all the boys in order to find the culprit. The principal refuses.
  • Large and in Charge: Porky.
  • Literally Laughable Question: When Coach Balbricker claims that she can identify a certain penis which had been poked through a peephole to the girls locker room (it has a mole) and demands that she be allowed to examine the suspects' penises, the principal and school administration try to keep from laughing, not always succeeding, as they deny her request.
  • Meaningful Name: Or nickname. In this case, "Pee-Wee" the short, tiny little dork with a tiny... uh... dork. "Meat" the big, tall, handsome muscular lug with a huge schlong.
    • Ms. Balbricker.
  • Platonic Prostitution: Cherry Forever (that's her name) doesn't get paid to have sex but to help with a prank.
  • Quote-to-Quote Combat: In Porky's II, the school Shakespeare production is being shut down by a group of hyper-conservative religious nuts who think Shakespeare is immoral. They quote out of context dirty Shakespeare passages (of which there are many) to support their cause. But the school principal, who supports the show, goes quote-for-quote against them using The Bible as his source of smutty sayings. Toward the end, while the reverend flips through Shakespeare seeking more ammunition, the principal is quoting chapter and verse of equivalent scripture without opening the Bible.
  • Scary Black Man: Subverted, he's only scary in the context of a prank, in reality he cracks up and has a good time alongside the boys.
  • Sex as Rite-of-Passage: The plot revolves around the guys trying to get Edward "Pee-Wee" Morris Laid.
  • Spiritual Successor: American Pie is basically a remake of this film, except in the Midwest instead of the Deep South.
  • The Immodest Orgasm: Ms. Honeywell's nickname is Lassie because during sex she howls loud enough to disrupt an entire gym.
  • Teeny Weenie: Where Meat got the bigger end of the spectrum, there's no secret what Pee Wee's main problem is. Even the prostitute they hire can't help but crack jokes at his expense.
    • See Irony above.
  • Trash the Set: After Mickey is beaten by Porky, to the point where he has to be hospitalized. The Gang take revenge by tearing down Porky's bar in a well planned, spectacular wreck.
  • Troubled Sympathetic Bigot: Tim Cavanaugh, who eventually stands up to the abusive father who warped him this way.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In Porky's II, the boys hire a showgirl to play a prank on Pee Wee. At the conclusion of the prank, everyone flees the scene, but she's unaccounted for.
  • Wrong Insult Offence: A bigoted high schooler taunts a Jewish classmate by talking about "wanting to go fly a kite." The Jewish kid calmly explains that the word he's looking for is "kike."

Alternative Title(s): Porkys II The Next Day, Porkys Revenge