Every time we watch Toy Story, we’re reminded of how great Hamm is. Does he accelerate the plot in a major way? Not really. Does he contribute to the excruciatingly poignant heartfelt moments? Not always. But Toy Story wouldn’t be the same without that sassy piggy bank with all the one-liners, fondly referred to as “Slotted Pig.”
He always says exactly what we’re thinking, and is probably one of the most relatable characters in Toy Story.
Even though he has a rather gruff man voice (shout-out to John Ratzenberger who voices a character in every Pixar film), Hamm still manages to be really kind of adorable in a “wanna squish him” way. Look at that cute smile and little stumpy legs.
He is filled with coins and uses them for comedic impact whenever possible.
Sometimes he wears an eyepatch, which is more adorable than it is menacing.
He takes one for the team and acts as a villain in all of Andy’s make-believe sessions.
Remember, that’s MR. Evil Dr. Porkchop to you!
He makes the best faces, which always wind up being even funnier when we remember he’s a piggy bank. A funny, skeptical, expressive piggy bank.
He has the best comments and one-liners that you might not catch the first time you watch a Toy Story film, like when he says that he’s going to go see how much he’s going for on eBay, or when he flirts with Barbie in Toy Story 2.
Or when he’s trying to climb a rope and says “pork bellies are falling!”
He makes for really cute and tasty cupcake inspiration.
Best of all, he’s super brave. We mean, he’s not the most heroic in stature or demeanor, which makes it all the more impressive when he makes like a traffic cone and runs across a busy street to save Woody. That’s full “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” status.