Western Animation: Huxley Pig

Huxley Pig is a Stop Motion cartoon for children by Film Fair (creators of The Herbs and Paddington Bear), which was broadcast between 1989 and 1991.

The cartoon is about a little pig named Huxley, who has a wardrobe and a seagull as a friend, and asks the seagull what he might get up to if he had the job associated with the Nice Hat he wore. Hilarity Ensues. After all, it's a cartoon!

The series was narrated by Martin Jarvis with 26 episodes and a videogame developed by Alternative Software.

Sample Tropes:

  • Berserk Button: Vile Vincent.
  • Catch Phrase: "Huxley Pig? Whatever are you doing here?" Horace's standard greeting.
  • Christmas Episode: Meets the Snow Monster and the Abominable Snow Pig.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: The name of the show is in almost every episode title, except for the Abominable Snow Pig.
  • Licensed Game: By Alternative Software.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Poor Huxley only appeared on one compilation video for charity, which was Goes Flying in NSPCC Children's TV Favourites Volume 2 in 1993.
  • Negative Continuity: No matter how many times Huxley and Sam encounter Vile Vincent, Cuddles or Sidney, they'll treat each meeting as the first time they've encountered them. Horace is the only one they know every time.
  • Nice Hat: Huxley has a new one every episode, tied to whatever job he's imagining himself in.
    • Sidney the Snake wears a fez.
  • Short Runner: Only 26 episodes were made.
  • Snake Talk: Inverted with Sidney the Snake, who lisps and can't pronounce the letter S at all. In one episode, however, he is portrayed as simply affecting the lisp as a ruse, and when he drops the ruse he beginssss talking in a more traditional ssssnake-like way