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[[caption-width-right:312:Feed me!]]
->''Hungry, my little man?"''\\
--'''The scientist'''.

"Pigs Is Pigs" is a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1937]] WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short, directed by Creator/FrizFreleng. It stars a [[ADogNamedDog cute little piglet named Piggy]], who loves food so much that he steals it off the table and never gets full. However, the little fellow bites off more than he can chew when outside the safety of his mother's home, he is invited into the home of a mad scientist. Here, he gets more food than he could've ever [[{{Foreshadowing}} dreamed...]]

Noted as one of the most (in)famous Looney Tunes shorts of all time, particularly for both its horror ''and'' marvelous originality with the feeding sequence, ''Pigs Is Pigs'' has often been parodied in pop culture, including a ShoutOut in the fourth "WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror" in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (Matt Groening even said the feeding sequence was his favorite animated sequence in history). ''Pigs is Pigs'' is also the last short to feature Piggy and the Hamhock family as a whole.

No relation to the [[WesternAnimation/{{Pigs Is Pigs|1954}} oneshot Disney short of the same name]].
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!!'''Contains examples of:'''
* AbortedArc: This short was meant to be the first of a series revolving around the Hamhock family piglets, with each of them representing one of the Seven Deadly Sins. However, the higher-ups disliked the idea, and this ended up being the last appearance of the family as a whole.
* AdultFear: Piggy is effectively lured into a predator's house and tormented for the predator's pleasure before being killed.
* AesopAmnesia: Despite having been abducted and force fed until he's an unrecognizable blob of a piglet, Piggy completely forgets about his predicament when he sees more food ready for him to eat. Out of pure gluttony, he takes a hearty chomp out of a leg of turkey [[spoiler: and dies]]. Not even having a nightmare about [[spoiler:exploding from too much food]] will stop Piggy from overeating.
* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:The ending reveals that Piggy only dreamed he was fattened up and blew up from too much food. And of course, he forgets his dream and goes right back to eating like there's no tomorrow.]]
* TheAloner: Piggy never interacts with his siblings, instead dreaming about food and stealing it from his family when he can.
* ArtEvolution: Thanks to technological advances in the year since ''At Your Service Madame'', the animation and colors are far more vibrant and colorful, and the audio has improved as well. Several shots use StockFootage from the previous short, but are considerably better looking.
* AscendedExtra: Though he was still ultimately TheHero of ''At Your Service Madame'', Piggy takes the definitive spotlight here.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The scientist has whipped up some truly astounding machines to force feed Piggy, but instead of having to operate them by hand for a full day, he really could've just locked Piggy in a room full of all the food he's prepared for him, and the job would've been done a lot easier. Then again, considering the implication that the [[spoiler: dream was an attempt by Piggy's subconscious to scare him into ending his gluttony the hard way…]]
* BalloonBelly: Piggy is ''massive'' once the scientist is done feeding him. It's not just his belly, either, as his entire body is bloated up from all the food.
* BigBad: While it seems this is the scientist's role, it could be argued that Piggy is the true BigBad, since it's his greed and gluttony that gets him into so much trouble in the first place.
* BigEater: Piggy, obviously. Even after his belly swells far beyond any natural size, he still wants to eat more. [[spoiler:Not even being fed to the ''brink of death'' stops him from eating more.]] This kid '''never''' gets full.
* BigNo: [[spoiler: After his dream ends in him dying a brutal, horrific death after being tortured by the thing he loves most, Piggy wakes up screaming.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Piggy may look like an adorable little piglet, but he's incredibly selfish and greedy for such a little guy.
* BloodlessCarnage: [[spoiler:Piggy's death, while graphic in that chunks of his body can be seen getting blown to pieces, features no guts or blood, thankfully.]]
* BodyHorror: Piggy is fattened up to be an orb with little tiny legs, and has immense difficulty trying to waddle away. [[spoiler:Then his stomach explodes like a balloon being popped for taking one more bite from a turkey leg. There's no blood, but we see chunks of his body go flying as Piggy gapes in horror.]]
* BrutalHonesty: The short's [[AnAesop Aesop]]: Regardless of how [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment you view gluttony thanks to your religion,]] overeating and gluttony to Piggy's degree ''will'' [[spoiler:kill you]].
* ColdBloodedTorture: Subverted. The scientist force-feeding Piggy was clearly intended to be this, as he forcibly feeds him for the better part of an entire day, and Piggy is very clearly in distress and failing to resist. However, after being fattened up, Piggy is in a state of euphoria, having enjoyed all the food despite his predicament. Nevertheless, he does look to be in some sort of pain as he can barely waddle to the door and seems to be having a lot of trouble breathing.
* CrosscastRole: Piggy, a little boy piglet, is voiced by a woman.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Much more so than ''At Your Service Madame''. Lots of NightmareFuel and an unsympathetic protagonist [[spoiler:dies a horrible death in his nightmare because of it]].
* DarkReprise: Piggy steals his mother's pie, putting one on his index finger, and spinning it like a frisbee, and chomps it until there's only a small piece from the center left. His mother catches him and saves her remaining pie, and berates him. Later, during his feeding, Piggy is brought to a machine that also spins pies like frisbees, only this time, he's forced to eat them again and again and again to the point he's visibly fearing for his life.
* DeathByGluttony: [[spoiler: Piggy's gluttony ultimately kills him when his body is simply too full of food, and he explodes.]]
* DeathGlare: PlayedForLaughs when Mrs. Hamhock prevents Piggy from eating dinner without his siblings. After a good smack on his hands with a ruler, Mrs. Hamhock marches to the other side of the table, glaring him down.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Piggy's dream ends when he ''dies'' after eating too much. Didn't scare him all that much, though: as soon as his mother calls him down for food he gleefully starts stuffing his face.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Piggy is introduced sadly longing for food, and when he's caught and reprimanded for stealing one of his mother's pies, he completely ignores her and keeps dreaming about food.
* FatBastard: Judging by the girth of Mrs. Hamhock and the pictures of adult pigs in the house, Piggy will likely end up becoming this when he is grown since by the end he shows no signs of ending his gluttony. There's no indication he even felt any different about screwing over his family after his feeding [[spoiler: in his dream]].
* FatteningTheVictim: Whether it's for some perverse pleasure or to later eat him, the scientist does this to Piggy once he's captured and strapped down. [[spoiler:Subverted when it was AllJustADream; it's implied that the whole nightmare was Piggy's subconscious trying to warn him about the consequences of eating so much. Not that he pays any heed to it, mind you.]]
* {{Flanderization}}: An intentional one, actually. In the previous short, Piggy was more of a MrViceGuy, who was a very unrepentant glutton, but still rose to the occasion to save his mother and family, and was actually pretty crafty. Here, his gluttony is his main character trait, besides his total disregard for his mother and family, and his wiliness goes completely out the window at the prospect of food. Had the Hamhock family continued to appear in shorts, each of the other six piglets of Mrs. Hamhock would've similarly had a character trait overblown, since the piglets were meant to represent the Seven Deadly Sins.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Piggy's mother, when ripping into her son for eating the family's dinner and making them go hungry, angrily asks if Piggy wants to burst.
* FreezeFrameBonus: A bottle of gastritis pills and ulcer tablets are seen on a table in the scientist's house, presumably to help Piggy eat all that food. [[spoiler:Once Piggy explodes, there are three frames of his horrified expression.]]
* GluttonyMontage: Piggy only occasionally appears to be in distress during his fattening, making the sequence into one of these.
* GoodParents: Mrs. Hamhock is a sweet, kindly woman who dearly loves her children - and constantly reprimands Piggy for his misbehaving without ever missing a beat.
* GrandFinale: Of the Hamhock family series, though Mrs. Hamhock would later appear one more time, albeit with Porky Pig cast as her only child.
* HopeSpot:
** Piggy is absolutely elated when the scientist presents him with a buffet and begins licking his lips and rubbing his belly in happy anticipation. Then the scientist shoves away the food and straps him down.
** Despite being grotesquely overfed to massive proportions, Piggy quickly begins to struggle out of the scientist's house to escape back to his mother. [[spoiler:He decides to take one more bite of food anyway and explodes.]]
* IgnoredEpiphany: For a moment, Piggy looks terrified at the prospect of food after [[spoiler:dreaming]] of being blown up like a balloon from too much food. Then he smiles and runs down to breakfast.
* {{Irony}}: Piggy getting tortured for an entire day by force-feeding is this considering how gluttonous he is, but in particular is the manner in which he's fed the spinning pies.
* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: When Piggy finally says he's full and having been transformed into a round ball of fat, the scientist only laughs and says Piggy is only half-full.
* {{Jerkass}}: Piggy himself. Not only does he simply pray for ''ice cream'', the kid is willing to ''eat his family's entire dinner while they say grace'' just to get more food. And shows no remorse over it. But is annoyed by his mother's scolding.
* KarmaHoudini: Piggy is never seen being explicitly punished by his mother, only told off, when he clearly isn't listening. By the short's end, he hasn't learned a thing about overeating and likely won't stop anytime soon.
* KarmicDeath: Food is about the only thing that matters to Piggy. [[spoiler:In his dream, Piggy is force fed until he's morbidly obese and can barely walk, and then dies by '''exploding''' once he finally eats just too much.]]
* KickTheDog: Piggy underhandedly eating the entire dinner meant to feed his family certainly counts. According to urban legend, a remake of this film featured Piggy becoming even fatter after the feeding, but as he tries to escape, the scientist cruelly kicks him in the belly, severely hurting the overfed piglet.
* LackOfEmpathy: Piggy's appetite puts him dangerously close to this territory: he scarfs down his family's dinner and goes right to wondering what's next on the menu.
* LeanAndMean: The scientist is as thin as a rail and outright [[spoiler: kills Piggy in his dream with what he loves most.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: The scientist gets a sinister, quiet theme when he first brings Piggy into his house, and as he watches in amusement as the fattened Piggy desperately tries to waddle away.
* LudicrousGibs: Despite being a round ball of pork by this point, Piggy excitedly grabs a turkey leg and happily devours it. [[spoiler:Boom.]]
* MoodWhiplash:
** We go from a peaceful, quiet scene with the piglets sleeping at night to the horrific nightmare for which the short is so well known.
** InUniverse with Piggy. When he's presented with a buffet, he's absolutely ecstatic and rubs his belly happily. Then the scientist captures him, and he's shocked and frightened for his life.
* NoIndoorVoice: The scientist once he reveals his true colors.
* ObviouslyEvil: Piggy was too excited by the prospect of food to tell that the mad scientist was this.
* PopGoesTheHuman: Pig variant. After eating way too much and then some, [[spoiler: Piggy suddenly and violently explodes, ending his nightmare.]]
* TheQuietOne: Piggy, despite being the protagonist of the short. He only has three lines of dialogue;
** "And please, can we have lots of ice cream tonight?"
** "Amen!"
** "Y-yes sir!"
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Piggy's mother rips him a new one after he callously eats the family's dinner.
* RunningGag: This short had the first appearance of the "Hold the onions!" gag.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: At the end of his feeding, Piggy is morbidly obese and can barely walk, and really enjoyed his feeding deep down; nevertheless, he desperately tries to escape and go home.
* SoundtrackDissonance: [[spoiler:Piggy's graphic death and subsequent waking up from his nightmare, screaming for his life, is set to an upbeat, jazzy tune.]]
* StatusQuoIsGod: By the end of the short [[spoiler: and after a horrific nightmare of being killed by his greed for food]], Piggy is still an unrepentant glutton who doesn't learn a thing.
* StockFootage: Several shots from the previous short, ''At Your Service Madame'', are recycled and refurbished for this short.
** The shot of the piglets snoozing, though here the scene takes place at night whereas the original scene was at daybreak.
** Piggy racing downstairs to breakfast is reused at the very end, though here, the extra scene of him changing out of his pajamas and pretending to brush his teeth is excised. Additionally, instead of sitting down at the table happily with utensils ready to eat, Piggy begins glutting on his breakfast.
** The animation of the piglets happily taking their seats at the table is reused, though at dinner time rather than breakfast. They are in the exact same poses before the scene cuts to Mrs. Hamhock.
** The final leg of the feeding sequence loops the previous feeding scenes.
* SuddenlySpeaking: Piggy actually speaks here, as he was silent in ''At Your Service Madame''.
* TokenEvilTeammate: It's a bit of a stretch to call Piggy 'evil', but his uncontrolled appetite definitely puts him in 'jerk' territory.
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Even in his dream,]] Piggy should've realized just how dangerous it was for him to be so stuffed and obese, especially after facing a grueling challenge just ''walking the length of a banquet table''. Alas, at the sight of food, he lights up like a Roman candle, excitedly licks his chops, and rips off a turkey leg and plops it in his mouth. [[spoiler: After two seconds of chewing and one swallow, he dies.]]
* TookALevelInDumbass: In ''At Your Service, Madame'', Piggy saw right through the swindler's façade and put a stop to it. Here, [[spoiler: in his dream]], his gluttony renders him so senseless that he can't tell the scientist is ObviouslyEvil.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Piggy, compared to the previous short starring his family, ''At Your Service, Madame'', is far less sympathetic a character here. In the previous short, it was clear he loved his mother and siblings and actively led an attempt to protect his family, and with his gluttony was more of a MrViceGuy. Here, he couldn't care less about his family, is usually by himself thinking of food, and happily lets them go hungry after he eats all of their food.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Judging by the smile on Piggy's face once he's released by the scientist, he really enjoyed all the food he was just force-fed despite the horror of his predicament.
* VillainousGlutton: Piggy, considering the below.
* VillainProtagonist: Piggy, considering it's his gluttony that is always getting him into trouble and ultimately [[spoiler: kills him, at least in his dreams.]]
* VocalDissonance: In the beginning, Piggy's adorably high, squeaky little voice obviously makes sense considering he's a little boy, but as selfish and monstrous as he can be, the voice of the swindler from ''At Your Service Madame'' would fit much better at least in terms of character. Later, after being fattened up, Piggy's voice sounds strange coming from the grotesquely overfed hog that Piggy has become.
* VocalEvolution: Mrs. Hamhock now has a German accent.

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[[caption-width-right:312:Feed me!]]
->''Hungry, my little man?"''\\
--'''The scientist'''.

"Pigs Is Pigs" is a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1937]] WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short, directed by Creator/FrizFreleng. It stars a [[ADogNamedDog cute little piglet named Piggy]], who loves food so much that he steals it off the table and never gets full. However, the little fellow bites off more than he can chew when outside the safety of his mother's home, he is invited into the home of a mad scientist. Here, he gets more food than he could've ever [[{{Foreshadowing}} dreamed...]]

Noted as one of the most (in)famous Looney Tunes shorts of all time, particularly for both its horror ''and'' marvelous originality with the feeding sequence, ''Pigs Is Pigs'' has often been parodied in pop culture, including a ShoutOut in the fourth "WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror" in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (Matt Groening even said the feeding sequence was his favorite animated sequence in history). ''Pigs is Pigs'' is also the last short to feature Piggy and the Hamhock family as a whole.

No relation
refer to the [[WesternAnimation/{{Pigs following (unrelated) cartoons:

* "WesternAnimation/{{Pigs
Is Pigs|1954}} oneshot Disney Pigs|1937}}" (1937), a classic ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short.
* "WesternAnimation/{{Pigs Is Pigs|1954}}" (1954), a classic Creator/WaltDisney
short of the same name]].
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!!'''Contains examples of:'''
* AbortedArc: This
based on a 1905 short was meant story.

If a direct link lead you here, please correct it
to be the first of a series revolving around the Hamhock family piglets, with each of them representing one of the Seven Deadly Sins. However, the higher-ups disliked the idea, and this ended up being the last appearance of the family as a whole.
* AdultFear: Piggy is effectively lured into a predator's house and tormented for the predator's pleasure before being killed.
* AesopAmnesia: Despite having been abducted and force fed until he's an unrecognizable blob of a piglet, Piggy completely forgets about his predicament when he sees more food ready for him to eat. Out of pure gluttony, he takes a hearty chomp out of a leg of turkey [[spoiler: and dies]]. Not even having a nightmare about [[spoiler:exploding from too much food]] will stop Piggy from overeating.
* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:The ending reveals that Piggy only dreamed he was fattened up and blew up from too much food. And of course, he forgets his dream and goes right back to eating like there's no tomorrow.]]
* TheAloner: Piggy never interacts with his siblings, instead dreaming about food and stealing it from his family when he can.
* ArtEvolution: Thanks to technological advances in the year since ''At Your Service Madame'', the animation and colors are far more vibrant and colorful, and the audio has improved as well. Several shots use StockFootage from the previous short, but are considerably better looking.
* AscendedExtra: Though he was still ultimately TheHero of ''At Your Service Madame'', Piggy takes the definitive spotlight here.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The scientist has whipped up some truly astounding machines to force feed Piggy, but instead of having to operate them by hand for a full day, he really could've just locked Piggy in a room full of all the food he's prepared for him, and the job would've been done a lot easier. Then again, considering the implication that the [[spoiler: dream was an attempt by Piggy's subconscious to scare him into ending his gluttony the hard way…]]
* BalloonBelly: Piggy is ''massive'' once the scientist is done feeding him. It's not just his belly, either, as his entire body is bloated up from all the food.
* BigBad: While it seems this is the scientist's role, it could be argued that Piggy is the true BigBad, since it's his greed and gluttony that gets him into so much trouble in the first place.
* BigEater: Piggy, obviously. Even after his belly swells far beyond any natural size, he still wants to eat more. [[spoiler:Not even being fed
point to the ''brink of death'' stops him from eating more.]] This kid '''never''' gets full.
* BigNo: [[spoiler: After his dream ends in him dying a brutal, horrific death after being tortured by the thing he loves most, Piggy wakes up screaming.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Piggy may look like an adorable little piglet, but he's incredibly selfish and greedy for such a little guy.
* BloodlessCarnage: [[spoiler:Piggy's death, while graphic in that chunks of his body can be seen getting blown to pieces, features no guts or blood, thankfully.]]
* BodyHorror: Piggy is fattened up to be an orb with little tiny legs, and has immense difficulty trying to waddle away. [[spoiler:Then his stomach explodes like a balloon being popped for taking one more bite from a turkey leg. There's no blood, but we see chunks of his body go flying as Piggy gapes in horror.]]
* BrutalHonesty: The short's [[AnAesop Aesop]]: Regardless of how [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment you view gluttony thanks to your religion,]] overeating and gluttony to Piggy's degree ''will'' [[spoiler:kill you]].
* ColdBloodedTorture: Subverted. The scientist force-feeding Piggy was clearly intended to be this, as he forcibly feeds him for the better part of an entire day, and Piggy is very clearly in distress and failing to resist. However, after being fattened up, Piggy is in a state of euphoria, having enjoyed all the food despite his predicament. Nevertheless, he does look to be in some sort of pain as he can barely waddle to the door and seems to be having a lot of trouble breathing.
* CrosscastRole: Piggy, a little boy piglet, is voiced by a woman.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Much more so than ''At Your Service Madame''. Lots of NightmareFuel and an unsympathetic protagonist [[spoiler:dies a horrible death in his nightmare because of it]].
* DarkReprise: Piggy steals his mother's pie, putting one on his index finger, and spinning it like a frisbee, and chomps it until there's only a small piece from the center left. His mother catches him and saves her remaining pie, and berates him. Later, during his feeding, Piggy is brought to a machine that also spins pies like frisbees, only this time, he's forced to eat them again and again and again to the point he's visibly fearing for his life.
* DeathByGluttony: [[spoiler: Piggy's gluttony ultimately kills him when his body is simply too full of food, and he explodes.]]
* DeathGlare: PlayedForLaughs when Mrs. Hamhock prevents Piggy from eating dinner without his siblings. After a good smack on his hands with a ruler, Mrs. Hamhock marches to the other side of the table, glaring him down.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Piggy's dream ends when he ''dies'' after eating too much. Didn't scare him all that much, though: as soon as his mother calls him down for food he gleefully starts stuffing his face.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Piggy is introduced sadly longing for food, and when he's caught and reprimanded for stealing one of his mother's pies, he completely ignores her and keeps dreaming about food.
* FatBastard: Judging by the girth of Mrs. Hamhock and the pictures of adult pigs in the house, Piggy will likely end up becoming this when he is grown since by the end he shows no signs of ending his gluttony. There's no indication he even felt any different about screwing over his family after his feeding [[spoiler: in his dream]].
* FatteningTheVictim: Whether it's for some perverse pleasure or to later eat him, the scientist does this to Piggy once he's captured and strapped down. [[spoiler:Subverted when it was AllJustADream; it's implied that the whole nightmare was Piggy's subconscious trying to warn him about the consequences of eating so much. Not that he pays any heed to it, mind you.]]
* {{Flanderization}}: An intentional one, actually. In the previous short, Piggy was more of a MrViceGuy, who was a very unrepentant glutton, but still rose to the occasion to save his mother and family, and was actually pretty crafty. Here, his gluttony is his main character trait, besides his total disregard for his mother and family, and his wiliness goes completely out the window at the prospect of food. Had the Hamhock family continued to appear in shorts, each of the other six piglets of Mrs. Hamhock would've similarly had a character trait overblown, since the piglets were meant to represent the Seven Deadly Sins.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Piggy's mother, when ripping into her son for eating the family's dinner and making them go hungry, angrily asks if Piggy wants to burst.
* FreezeFrameBonus: A bottle of gastritis pills and ulcer tablets are seen on a table in the scientist's house, presumably to help Piggy eat all that food. [[spoiler:Once Piggy explodes, there are three frames of his horrified expression.]]
* GluttonyMontage: Piggy only occasionally appears to be in distress during his fattening, making the sequence into one of these.
* GoodParents: Mrs. Hamhock is a sweet, kindly woman who dearly loves her children - and constantly reprimands Piggy for his misbehaving without ever missing a beat.
* GrandFinale: Of the Hamhock family series, though Mrs. Hamhock would later appear one more time, albeit with Porky Pig cast as her only child.
* HopeSpot:
** Piggy is absolutely elated when the scientist presents him with a buffet and begins licking his lips and rubbing his belly in happy anticipation. Then the scientist shoves away the food and straps him down.
** Despite being grotesquely overfed to massive proportions, Piggy quickly begins to struggle out of the scientist's house to escape back to his mother. [[spoiler:He decides to take one more bite of food anyway and explodes.]]
* IgnoredEpiphany: For a moment, Piggy looks terrified at the prospect of food after [[spoiler:dreaming]] of being blown up like a balloon from too much food. Then he smiles and runs down to breakfast.
* {{Irony}}: Piggy getting tortured for an entire day by force-feeding is this considering how gluttonous he is, but in particular is the manner in which he's fed the spinning pies.
* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: When Piggy finally says he's full and having been transformed into a round ball of fat, the scientist only laughs and says Piggy is only half-full.
* {{Jerkass}}: Piggy himself. Not only does he simply pray for ''ice cream'', the kid is willing to ''eat his family's entire dinner while they say grace'' just to get more food. And shows no remorse over it. But is annoyed by his mother's scolding.
* KarmaHoudini: Piggy is never seen being explicitly punished by his mother, only told off, when he clearly isn't listening. By the short's end, he hasn't learned a thing about overeating and likely won't stop anytime soon.
* KarmicDeath: Food is about the only thing that matters to Piggy. [[spoiler:In his dream, Piggy is force fed until he's morbidly obese and can barely walk, and then dies by '''exploding''' once he finally eats just too much.]]
* KickTheDog: Piggy underhandedly eating the entire dinner meant to feed his family certainly counts. According to urban legend, a remake of this film featured Piggy becoming even fatter after the feeding, but as he tries to escape, the scientist cruelly kicks him in the belly, severely hurting the overfed piglet.
* LackOfEmpathy: Piggy's appetite puts him dangerously close to this territory: he scarfs down his family's dinner and goes right to wondering what's next on the menu.
* LeanAndMean: The scientist is as thin as a rail and outright [[spoiler: kills Piggy in his dream with what he loves most.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: The scientist gets a sinister, quiet theme when he first brings Piggy into his house, and as he watches in amusement as the fattened Piggy desperately tries to waddle away.
* LudicrousGibs: Despite being a round ball of pork by this point, Piggy excitedly grabs a turkey leg and happily devours it. [[spoiler:Boom.]]
* MoodWhiplash:
** We go from a peaceful, quiet scene with the piglets sleeping at night to the horrific nightmare for which the short is so well known.
** InUniverse with Piggy. When he's presented with a buffet, he's absolutely ecstatic and rubs his belly happily. Then the scientist captures him, and he's shocked and frightened for his life.
* NoIndoorVoice: The scientist once he reveals his true colors.
* ObviouslyEvil: Piggy was too excited by the prospect of food to tell that the mad scientist was this.
* PopGoesTheHuman: Pig variant. After eating way too much and then some, [[spoiler: Piggy suddenly and violently explodes, ending his nightmare.]]
* TheQuietOne: Piggy, despite being the protagonist of the short. He only has three lines of dialogue;
** "And please, can we have lots of ice cream tonight?"
** "Amen!"
** "Y-yes sir!"
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Piggy's mother rips him a new one after he callously eats the family's dinner.
* RunningGag: This short had the first appearance of the "Hold the onions!" gag.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: At the end of his feeding, Piggy is morbidly obese and can barely walk, and really enjoyed his feeding deep down; nevertheless, he desperately tries to escape and go home.
* SoundtrackDissonance: [[spoiler:Piggy's graphic death and subsequent waking up from his nightmare, screaming for his life, is set to an upbeat, jazzy tune.]]
* StatusQuoIsGod: By the end of the short [[spoiler: and after a horrific nightmare of being killed by his greed for food]], Piggy is still an unrepentant glutton who doesn't learn a thing.
* StockFootage: Several shots from the previous short, ''At Your Service Madame'', are recycled and refurbished for this short.
** The shot of the piglets snoozing, though here the scene takes place at night whereas the original scene was at daybreak.
** Piggy racing downstairs to breakfast is reused at the very end, though here, the extra scene of him changing out of his pajamas and pretending to brush his teeth is excised. Additionally, instead of sitting down at the table happily with utensils ready to eat, Piggy begins glutting on his breakfast.
** The animation of the piglets happily taking their seats at the table is reused, though at dinner time rather than breakfast. They are in the exact same poses before the scene cuts to Mrs. Hamhock.
** The final leg of the feeding sequence loops the previous feeding scenes.
* SuddenlySpeaking: Piggy actually speaks here, as he was silent in ''At Your Service Madame''.
* TokenEvilTeammate: It's a bit of a stretch to call Piggy 'evil', but his uncontrolled appetite definitely puts him in 'jerk' territory.
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Even in his dream,]] Piggy should've realized just how dangerous it was for him to be so stuffed and obese, especially after facing a grueling challenge just ''walking the length of a banquet table''. Alas, at the sight of food, he lights up like a Roman candle, excitedly licks his chops, and rips off a turkey leg and plops it in his mouth. [[spoiler: After two seconds of chewing and one swallow, he dies.]]
* TookALevelInDumbass: In ''At Your Service, Madame'', Piggy saw right through the swindler's façade and put a stop to it. Here, [[spoiler: in his dream]], his gluttony renders him so senseless that he can't tell the scientist is ObviouslyEvil.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Piggy, compared to the previous short starring his family, ''At Your Service, Madame'', is far less sympathetic a character here. In the previous short, it was clear he loved his mother and siblings and actively led an attempt to protect his family, and with his gluttony was more of a MrViceGuy. Here, he couldn't care less about his family, is usually by himself thinking of food, and happily lets them go hungry after he eats all of their food.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Judging by the smile on Piggy's face once he's released by the scientist, he really enjoyed all the food he was just force-fed despite the horror of his predicament.
* VillainousGlutton: Piggy, considering the below.
* VillainProtagonist: Piggy, considering it's his gluttony that is always getting him into trouble and ultimately [[spoiler: kills him, at least in his dreams.]]
* VocalDissonance: In the beginning, Piggy's adorably high, squeaky little voice obviously makes sense considering he's a little boy, but as selfish and monstrous as he can be, the voice of the swindler from ''At Your Service Madame'' would fit much better at least in terms of character. Later, after being fattened up, Piggy's voice sounds strange coming from the grotesquely overfed hog that Piggy has become.
* VocalEvolution: Mrs. Hamhock now has a German accent.
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* [[PopGoesTheHuman Pop Goes The Piglet]]: After eating way too much and then some, [[spoiler: Piggy suddenly and violently explodes, ending his nightmare.]]

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* [[PopGoesTheHuman Pop Goes The Piglet]]: PopGoesTheHuman: Pig variant. After eating way too much and then some, [[spoiler: Piggy suddenly and violently explodes, ending his nightmare.]]



* SuddenlyVoiced: Piggy actually speaks here, as he was silent in ''At Your Service Madame''.

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* SuddenlyVoiced: SuddenlySpeaking: Piggy actually speaks here, as he was silent in ''At Your Service Madame''.


* BrutalHonesty: The short's [[AnAesop Aesop]]: Regardless of how [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment you view gluttony thanks to your religion,]] overeating and gluttony to Piggy's degree ''will'' [[spoiler:kill you]].

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* BrutalHonesty: The short's [[AnAesop Aesop]]: Regardless of how [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment you view gluttony thanks to your religion,]] overeating and gluttony to Piggy's degree ''will'' [[spoiler:kill you]].


No relation to the [[WesternAnimation/MiscellaneousDisneyShorts oneshot Disney short of the same name]].

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No relation to the [[WesternAnimation/MiscellaneousDisneyShorts [[WesternAnimation/{{Pigs Is Pigs|1954}} oneshot Disney short of the same name]].


* AdultFear: Piggy is effectively lured into a predator's house and tormented for the predator's pleasure before being killed as he tries to return to his mother.

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* AdultFear: Piggy is effectively lured into a predator's house and tormented for the predator's pleasure before being killed as he tries to return to his mother.killed.


* AesopAmnesia: Despite having been abducted and force fed until he's an unrecognizable blob of a piglet, Piggy completely forgets about his predicament when he sees more food ready for him to eat. Out of pure gluttony, he takes a hearty chomp out of a leg of turkey [[spoiler: and dies]]. Not even having a nightmare about [[spoiler:exploding from too much food]] will stop Piggy from overeating. TruthInTelevision, as it's easy for one to forget their dreams from the night before, no matter how nightmarish or vivid they were.

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* AesopAmnesia: Despite having been abducted and force fed until he's an unrecognizable blob of a piglet, Piggy completely forgets about his predicament when he sees more food ready for him to eat. Out of pure gluttony, he takes a hearty chomp out of a leg of turkey [[spoiler: and dies]]. Not even having a nightmare about [[spoiler:exploding from too much food]] will stop Piggy from overeating. TruthInTelevision, as it's easy for one to forget their dreams from the night before, no matter how nightmarish or vivid they were.



* AsideGlance: At the end of the short, when Piggy is called to come down to breakfast, he flashes a smug, but euphoric grin at the camera as if to say "suckers!".



* DarkerAndEdgier: Much more so than ''At Your Service Madame''. Lots of NightmareFuel and an incredibly despicable protagonist who is tortured for a whole day by the thing he loves most [[spoiler: and dies a horrible death in his nightmare because of it]].

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Much more so than ''At Your Service Madame''. Lots of NightmareFuel and an incredibly despicable unsympathetic protagonist who is tortured for a whole day by the thing he loves most [[spoiler: and dies [[spoiler:dies a horrible death in his nightmare because of it]].



* DeathGlare: PlayedForLaughs when Mrs. Hamhock prevents Piggy from eating dinner without his siblings. After a good smack on his hands with a ruler, Mrs. Hamhock marches to the other side of the table, glaring him down and not letting him leave her gaze the entire time.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
** The scientist essentially kidnapping Piggy and fattening him up for apparently no reason but pure pleasure brings some uncomfortable vibes of rape and child molestation. Judging by Piggy's smile on his face after he's fattened up, he may have developed some form of StockholmSyndrome as well.
** The short also imposes some introspection on the viewer, probably making the viewer uncomfortable thinking about the last time they overate.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Piggy's dream ends when he ''dies'' after eating too much. In the real world, Piggy doesn't remember his dream and remains an unrepentant glutton with seemingly no chance at fixing his problem]].

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* DeathGlare: PlayedForLaughs when Mrs. Hamhock prevents Piggy from eating dinner without his siblings. After a good smack on his hands with a ruler, Mrs. Hamhock marches to the other side of the table, glaring him down and not letting him leave her gaze the entire time.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
** The scientist essentially kidnapping Piggy and fattening him up for apparently no reason but pure pleasure brings some uncomfortable vibes of rape and child molestation. Judging by Piggy's smile on his face after he's fattened up, he may have developed some form of StockholmSyndrome as well.
** The short also imposes some introspection on the viewer, probably making the viewer uncomfortable thinking about the last time they overate.
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Piggy's dream ends when he ''dies'' after eating too much. In the real world, Piggy doesn't remember Didn't scare him all that much, though: as soon as his dream and remains an unrepentant glutton with seemingly no chance at fixing mother calls him down for food he gleefully starts stuffing his problem]].face.]]



* FreezeFrameBonus: A bottle of gastritis pills and ulcer tablets are seen on a table in the scientist's house, presumably to help Piggy eat all that food. [[spoiler:Once Piggy explodes, there are three frames that show that Piggy finally realizes the error of his ways as he dies.]]

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* FreezeFrameBonus: A bottle of gastritis pills and ulcer tablets are seen on a table in the scientist's house, presumably to help Piggy eat all that food. [[spoiler:Once Piggy explodes, there are three frames that show that Piggy finally realizes the error of his ways as he dies.horrified expression.]]



* KarmicDeath: Piggy spent the first half of the short alone, craving food and ignoring his mother's reprimanding. [[spoiler:In his dream, Piggy is completely alone when he's captured by the scientist, is force fed until he's morbidly obese and can barely walk, and finally tries to desperately go back to his mother, but then dies by '''exploding''' once he finally eats just too much. Piggy dies alone, frightened, without the protection of his family and mother, and all because of the trait that he purposely ostracized himself from the family for.]]

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* KarmicDeath: Piggy spent Food is about the first half of the short alone, craving food and ignoring his mother's reprimanding. only thing that matters to Piggy. [[spoiler:In his dream, Piggy is completely alone when he's captured by the scientist, is force fed until he's morbidly obese and can barely walk, and finally tries to desperately go back to his mother, but then dies by '''exploding''' once he finally eats just too much. Piggy dies alone, frightened, without the protection of his family and mother, and all because of the trait that he purposely ostracized himself from the family for.much.]]



* LackOfEmpathy: Piggy doesn't give a crap about making his family go hungry for the night, mockingly prays for ice cream when his family prays before dinner, refuses to mingle with his siblings, and nothing matters besides his stomach.

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* LackOfEmpathy: Piggy doesn't give a crap about making Piggy's appetite puts him dangerously close to this territory: he scarfs down his family go hungry for family's dinner and goes right to wondering what's next on the night, mockingly prays for ice cream when his family prays before dinner, refuses to mingle with his siblings, and nothing matters besides his stomach.menu.



* LudicrousGibs: Despite being a round ball of pork by this point, Piggy excitedly grabs a turkey leg and happily devours it. [[spoiler:Then his stomach explodes.]]

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* LudicrousGibs: Despite being a round ball of pork by this point, Piggy excitedly grabs a turkey leg and happily devours it. [[spoiler:Then his stomach explodes.[[spoiler:Boom.]]



* [[PopGoesTheHuman Pop Goes The Piglet]]: After eating way too much and then some, [[spoiler: Piggy suddenly and violently explodes into chunks, ending his nightmare.]]

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* [[PopGoesTheHuman Pop Goes The Piglet]]: After eating way too much and then some, [[spoiler: Piggy suddenly and violently explodes into chunks, explodes, ending his nightmare.]]



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Piggy's mother rips him a new one after he callously, happily eats the family's dinner without remorse.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Piggy's mother rips him a new one after he callously, happily callously eats the family's dinner without remorse.dinner.



* TheSociopath: Piggy, in a dramatic contrast to his portrayal in ''At Your Service Madame''. He displays zero empathy for his own family, only thinks about what he's going to eat next, and completely ignores his dream where [[spoiler:his love of food gets him killed]].



* TokenEvilTeammate: Piggy is this for his entire family, being the most rebellious piglet and caring nothing for the well-being of his family.

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* TokenEvilTeammate: It's a bit of a stretch to call Piggy is this for 'evil', but his entire family, being the most rebellious piglet and caring nothing for the well-being of his family.uncontrolled appetite definitely puts him in 'jerk' territory.



* TookALevelInJerkass: Piggy, compared to the previous short starring his family, ''At Your Service, Madame'', is far less sympathetic a character here. In the previous short, it was clear he loved his mother and siblings and actively led an attempt to protect his family, and with his gluttony was more of a MrViceGuy. Here, he couldn't care less about his family, is usually by himself thinking of food, blatantly disrespects their faith, and happily lets them go hungry after he eats all of their food.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Piggy, compared to the previous short starring his family, ''At Your Service, Madame'', is far less sympathetic a character here. In the previous short, it was clear he loved his mother and siblings and actively led an attempt to protect his family, and with his gluttony was more of a MrViceGuy. Here, he couldn't care less about his family, is usually by himself thinking of food, blatantly disrespects their faith, and happily lets them go hungry after he eats all of their food.


'''''Pigs Is Pigs''''' is a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1937]] WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short, directed by Creator/FrizFreleng. It stars a [[ADogNamedDog cute little piglet named Piggy]], who loves food so much that he steals it off the table and never gets full. However, the little fellow bites off more than he can chew when outside the safety of his mother's home, he is invited into the home of a mad scientist. Here, he gets more food than he could've ever [[{{Foreshadowing}} dreamed...]]

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'''''Pigs "Pigs Is Pigs''''' Pigs" is a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1937]] WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short, directed by Creator/FrizFreleng. It stars a [[ADogNamedDog cute little piglet named Piggy]], who loves food so much that he steals it off the table and never gets full. However, the little fellow bites off more than he can chew when outside the safety of his mother's home, he is invited into the home of a mad scientist. Here, he gets more food than he could've ever [[{{Foreshadowing}} dreamed...]]


* ArtEvolution: Thanks to technological advances in the year since ''At Your Service Madame'', the animation and colors are far more vibrant and colorful, and the audio has improved as well. Several shots use StockFootage from the previous short, but are considerably better looking.



* AsideGlance: At the end of the short, when Piggy is called to come down to breakfast, he flashes a smug, but euphoric grin at the camera as if to say "suckers!".



* DeathByGluttony: [[spoiler: Piggy's gluttony ultimately kills him when his body is simply too full of food, and he explodes.]]



* FatBastard: Judging by the girth of Mrs. Hamhock and the pictures of adult pigs in the house, Piggy will likely end up becoming this when he is grown since by the end he shows no signs of ending his gluttony.

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* FatBastard: Judging by the girth of Mrs. Hamhock and the pictures of adult pigs in the house, Piggy will likely end up becoming this when he is grown since by the end he shows no signs of ending his gluttony. There's no indication he even felt any different about screwing over his family after his feeding [[spoiler: in his dream]].



* KickTheDog: Piggy underhandedly eating the entire dinner meant to feed his family certainly counts.

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* KickTheDog: Piggy underhandedly eating the entire dinner meant to feed his family certainly counts. According to urban legend, a remake of this film featured Piggy becoming even fatter after the feeding, but as he tries to escape, the scientist cruelly kicks him in the belly, severely hurting the overfed piglet.


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* [[PopGoesTheHuman Pop Goes The Piglet]]: After eating way too much and then some, [[spoiler: Piggy suddenly and violently explodes into chunks, ending his nightmare.]]


[[caption-width-right:312:Makes you think twice about extra helpings at your next meal, doesn't it?]]

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[[caption-width-right:312:Makes you think twice about extra helpings at your next meal, doesn't it?]][[caption-width-right:312:Feed me!]]



* {{Irony}}: Piggy getting tortured for an entire day by force-feeding is this considering how gluttonous he is, but in particular is the manner in which he's fed the spinning pies.



* VocalDissonance: After being fattened up, Piggy's adorably high, squeaky little voice sounds strange coming from a grotesquely overfed hog that Piggy has become.

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* VocalDissonance: After being fattened up, In the beginning, Piggy's adorably high, squeaky little voice obviously makes sense considering he's a little boy, but as selfish and monstrous as he can be, the voice of the swindler from ''At Your Service Madame'' would fit much better at least in terms of character. Later, after being fattened up, Piggy's voice sounds strange coming from a the grotesquely overfed hog that Piggy has become.

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* DarkReprise: Piggy steals his mother's pie, putting one on his index finger, and spinning it like a frisbee, and chomps it until there's only a small piece from the center left. His mother catches him and saves her remaining pie, and berates him. Later, during his feeding, Piggy is brought to a machine that also spins pies like frisbees, only this time, he's forced to eat them again and again and again to the point he's visibly fearing for his life.


* BigNo: [[spoiler: After his dream ends in him dying a brutal, horrific death after being tortured by the thing he loves most, Piggy wakes up screaming.]]



* ColdBloodedTorture: Subverted. The scientist force-feeding Piggy was clearly intended to be this, as he forcibly feeds him for the better part of an entire day, and Piggy is very clearly in distress and failing to resist. However, after being fattened up, Piggy is in a state of euphoria, having enjoyed all the food despite his predicament. Nevertheless, he does look to be in some sort of pain as he can barely waddle to the door and seems to be having a lot of trouble breathing.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The scientist essentially kidnapping Piggy and fattening him up for apparently no reason but pure pleasure brings some uncomfortable vibes of rape and child molestation. Judging by Piggy's smile on his face when he's fattened up, he may have developed some form of StockholmSyndrome as well.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: DeathGlare: PlayedForLaughs when Mrs. Hamhock prevents Piggy from eating dinner without his siblings. After a good smack on his hands with a ruler, Mrs. Hamhock marches to the other side of the table, glaring him down and not letting him leave her gaze the entire time.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
**
The scientist essentially kidnapping Piggy and fattening him up for apparently no reason but pure pleasure brings some uncomfortable vibes of rape and child molestation. Judging by Piggy's smile on his face when after he's fattened up, he may have developed some form of StockholmSyndrome as well.



* SoundtrackDissonance: [[spoiler:Piggy's graphic death and subsequent waking up from his nightmare is set to an upbeat, jazzy tune.]]

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* SoundtrackDissonance: [[spoiler:Piggy's graphic death and subsequent waking up from his nightmare nightmare, screaming for his life, is set to an upbeat, jazzy tune.]]


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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Even in his dream,]] Piggy should've realized just how dangerous it was for him to be so stuffed and obese, especially after facing a grueling challenge just ''walking the length of a banquet table''. Alas, at the sight of food, he lights up like a Roman candle, excitedly licks his chops, and rips off a turkey leg and plops it in his mouth. [[spoiler: After two seconds of chewing and one swallow, he dies.]]


Noted as one of the most (in)famous Looney Tunes shorts of all time, particularly for both its horror ''and'' marvelous originality with the feeding sequence, ''Pigs Is Pigs'' has often been parodied in pop culture, including a ShoutOut in the fourth "WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror" in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (Matt Groening even said the feeding sequence was his favorite animated sequence in history).

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Noted as one of the most (in)famous Looney Tunes shorts of all time, particularly for both its horror ''and'' marvelous originality with the feeding sequence, ''Pigs Is Pigs'' has often been parodied in pop culture, including a ShoutOut in the fourth "WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror" in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (Matt Groening even said the feeding sequence was his favorite animated sequence in history).
history). ''Pigs is Pigs'' is also the last short to feature Piggy and the Hamhock family as a whole.



* AscendedExtra: Though he was still ultimately TheHero of ''At Your Service Madame'', Piggy takes the definitive spotlight here.



* LeanAndMean: The scientist is as thin as a rail and outright [[spoiler: kills Piggy in his dream with what he loves most.]]



* TokenEvilTeammate: Piggy is this for his entire family.

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* StockFootage: Several shots from the previous short, ''At Your Service Madame'', are recycled and refurbished for this short.
** The shot of the piglets snoozing, though here the scene takes place at night whereas the original scene was at daybreak.
** Piggy racing downstairs to breakfast is reused at the very end, though here, the extra scene of him changing out of his pajamas and pretending to brush his teeth is excised. Additionally, instead of sitting down at the table happily with utensils ready to eat, Piggy begins glutting on his breakfast.
** The animation of the piglets happily taking their seats at the table is reused, though at dinner time rather than breakfast. They are in the exact same poses before the scene cuts to Mrs. Hamhock.
** The final leg of the feeding sequence loops the previous feeding scenes.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Piggy actually speaks here, as he was silent in ''At Your Service Madame''.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Piggy is this for his entire family, being the most rebellious piglet and caring nothing for the well-being of his family.



* TookALevelInJerkass: Piggy, compared to the previous short starring his family, ''At Your Service, Madame'', is far less sympathetic a character here. In the previous short, it was clear he loved his mother and siblings and actively led an attempt to protect his family, even if he was still a glutton. Here, he couldn't care less about his family, is usually by himself thinking of food, blatantly disrespects their faith, and happily lets them go hungry after he eats all of their food.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Judging by the smile on Piggy's face once he's released by the scientist, he really enjoyed all the food he was just force-fed.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Piggy, compared to the previous short starring his family, ''At Your Service, Madame'', is far less sympathetic a character here. In the previous short, it was clear he loved his mother and siblings and actively led an attempt to protect his family, even if he and with his gluttony was still more of a glutton.MrViceGuy. Here, he couldn't care less about his family, is usually by himself thinking of food, blatantly disrespects their faith, and happily lets them go hungry after he eats all of their food.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Judging by the smile on Piggy's face once he's released by the scientist, he really enjoyed all the food he was just force-fed.force-fed despite the horror of his predicament.



* VocalDissonance: After being fattened up, Piggy's adorably high, squeaky little voice sounds strange coming from a grotesquely overfed hog that Piggy has become.

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* VocalDissonance: After being fattened up, Piggy's adorably high, squeaky little voice sounds strange coming from a grotesquely overfed hog that Piggy has become.become.
* VocalEvolution: Mrs. Hamhock now has a German accent.


--The scientist.

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--The scientist.
--'''The scientist'''.

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