YMMV / Gordy


  • Awesome Music/Ear Worm: "Oink, oink, suey, yippe yo ki-yay! Pig Power in the House!"
    • The catchy country tune "Your's Heart's on the Line" counts as well.
    • Admit it, you got a little misty-eyed listening to "I Made a Promise to Myself" as the close of the film.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: At one point a man in a dress with pantyhose over his head is seen stealing a lamp from a thrift store. At no point is this called back to or explained in any fashion.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The fact that President Clinton (or at least an imitation of his voice) appears in a children's movie, considering the turn his presidency would take in two short years.
  • Idiot Plot: A lot of the plot surrounding the ability of the humans being able to talk to Gordy relies on this, but even more egregious is the entire scenario that the nation's adoration of one pig is enough to propel him as the CEO of a major American corporation, and that the slaughterhouse processing Gordy's family would wait just long enough for Gordy and his new friends to come to their rescue until the most convenient timing imaginable.
    • Or the fact that the camera crew somehow completely misses the fact that a wide-angle lens had been used to film Jessica with less than desirable results and that nobody called this into question until after the public had gazed upon her and Gordy's test shoots, propelling Gordy into one of the top jobs at the corporation.
    • Don't forget the scenario of a respected industrialist leaving his entire fortune to a pig.
    • Or the fact that the one human family Gordy comes across also just happens to own the slaughterhouse where his parents and siblings were sent.
  • Memetic Mutation: Pig Power in the House!
  • Narm: The bewildering plot is practically made of this; Possibly crosses into being Narm Charm as the fact that it is being played totally seriously all throughout makes it all the more unintentionally funny.
  • So Bad, It's Good: According to a review, this movie is so dumb it's hilarious.
  • Special Effects Failure: While not terrible, the mouthing effects (If any) on Gordy and the other animals don't compare to those seen in Babe.
  • Uncanny Valley: The bizarre montage with Mr. Sipes pondering the sabotaged test footage of Gordy being distributed nationwide via Federal Express, all while smiling smugly at the camera with a strange, hazy yellow aura around him.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Henry Royce certainly comes across as this; While he may be a Cool Old Guy, he is shockingly unfazed by his daughter's public humiliation when the test shoots don't turn out as hoped, announcing Gordy's victory even as she's crying her eyes out right in front of him. Perhaps the most egregious case however comes after he suddenly dies of a heart attack, leaving his entire company not to his own daughter or any living relative, but to Gordy as his named successor. Villainous as he may be, Mr. Sipes' disbelief at this is perfectly reasonable.
  • What an Idiot: Not just Mr. Sipes for not simply thinking to kill Gordy earlier, but also his two henchmen Dietz and Krugman for making up the story that they were forced to snatch both Gordy and Hanky when the two manage to elude them before either can do anything. They could've simply said they had not caught Gordy yet, but instead suggested that they were forced to harm Hanky, which would've landed everybody in hot water.
    • Hanky himself for sitting off the edge of a diving board when he cannot swim.


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