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Performer: John Ratzenberger (films)
Appeared in: Toy Story
Toy Story 2
Toy Story 3
Toy Story Toons
Toy Story Treats
For other uses, see Hamm (disambiguation)
"And Hamm, he'll keep your money safe, but he's also one of the most dastardly villains of all time: Evil Dr. Porkchop!"
Andy shows Hamm to Bonnie

Hamm is a character in the Toy Story series. He is a wisecracking plastic piggy bank in Andy's room.

Hamm appears to be best friends with Mr. Potato Head and is usually seen insulting Rex.

He seems to be the toy with the most common sense, although when he trips and his coins fall out, he's a few coins short of a dollar, and always says exactly what he thinks of the other toys.

Toy Story

Hamm had a minor appearence in the first film. He covets hats, such as when he wins Mr. Potato Head's hat in a game of battleship and claiming Woody's hat when the toys planned to get rid of Woody.

Toy Story 2

Hamm returns in the second film with a much larger role. He takes a dislike to Al McWhiggin, the chicken mascot of Al's Toy Barn, especially after learning that he is the same man who has kidnapped Woody from a yard sale. Later, he and Potato Head set up a crime scene to present Woody's kidnapping to the other toys, but Rex destroys their presentation. Hamm then takes over the channel-hopping that Rex was trying for, doing it far more rapidly. When asked how he can even tell what's on, Hamm simply replies, "I can tell," and keeps going.

After helping the toys find the Al's Toy Barn commercial on TV, Hamm, along with Buzz, Potato Head, Rex, and Slinky go on a mission to rescue Woody. It is during this mission when he displays embarrassment to the other toys after his cork falls out, and he requests no one to look until he gets it back in. The following day, he is the first to spot Al's Toy Barn right across the street. During their search in the toy store, Hamm spots a group of Barbie dolls having a party and asks them where to find the owner of Al's Toy Barn.

When Tour Guide Barbie drives the toys into the Buzz Lightyear aisle, Hamm spots a "Bonus Belt" Buzz, thinking he is Andy's Buzz (but later, the toys are able to rejoin with the "true" Buzz). When the toys break into Al's apartment, Hamm knocks down the box with the Prospector inside and exclaims: "You heard of kung fu? Well, get ready for 'pork chop'!" After the toys return home, Hamm attempts to beat a Buzz Lightyear: Attack on Zurg video game that was previously played by Rex and asks him for a hand. However, Rex, too overjoyed about his triumph over defeating Zurg in an elevator, doesn't help, and Hamm loses the game before he can continue with his playthrough and gets angry. He then sees a sobbing Al on TV about how he lost his money, which makes Hamm comment that crime doesn't pay.

Toy Story 3

Hamm returns in the third film. He is saddened like the other toys are when a now seventeen-year-old Andy has stopped paying attention to his toys. Later, when Andy starts to clean his room, Hamm is put into a trash bag along with the other toys except Woody, but Andy's mom mistakes the bag as trash and puts it onto the curb. The toys manage to get out of the bag, under Buzz's direction, and climb into a box bound for Sunnyside Daycare. At the daycare, Lotso assigns the toys to the Caterpillar Room, where the toys are impressed at the sights and sounds of the room. However, as the recess bell rings and the toddlers of the room enter, Hamm is bathed in glue and coated in glitter. That evening, Hamm removes his cork to spill out some rubbish, including Mr. Potato Head's arm, out of his body. Soon, the toys realize that Woody has been truthful about Andy's intent of putting them into the attic, but are imprisoned by Lotso, his gang, and a reset Buzz before they have a chance to go home.

The next day, Hamm, feeling bored and lonely, plays a harmonica to lighten his spirit, but Buzz bangs on his cell and orders him to be quiet. After another rough playtime with the toddlers, the toys are reunited with Woody and agree to help him get back home as Woody tells them of his plan of busting out of Sunnyside. That night, Hamm and Rex distract Buzz by having a small fight, forcing Buzz to try to stop the fight, and Jessie and Bullseye slam a plastic storage bin onto Buzz. Hamm and Rex then stand on top of the bin, trapping Buzz, who frantically tries to escape. After Woody, Slinky, and Barbie returns with a Buzz Lightyear instruction manual, Buzz breaks himself free, and Hamm and Rex tackle Buzz from the side to prevent him from escaping. As the toys pin Buzz down, Hamm reads the steps in the manual on how to reset Buzz, but the toys end up resetting Buzz to a Spanish version of his "Space Ranger" persona. Nevertheless, they escape via the garbage chute, only to be confronted by Lotso again. The confrontation eventually results in Lotso's henchmen turning on their leader upon being convinced of his deception and Lotso being thrown into a dumpster by Big Baby. After Lotso pulls Woody into the dumpster, Hamm and the others jump onto the dumpster, only to fall into a garbage truck that has just arrived. The truck takes them to the Tri-County Landfill, where the toys escape the shredders, but are dumped into a furnace after Lotso leaves them to die in an incinerator. Hamm then takes Slinky's paw and Rex's hand. Just as the toys are about to face their fiery death, they are saved by a giant claw crane that the Aliens are commandeering. After escaping the incinerator, Hamm expresses his desire to get back at Lotso for leaving him and his friends to die, only to be convinced by Woody that Lotso is not worth the trouble. The toys return home, wash themselves off with a garden hose, and climb back to Andy's room. They say goodbye to Woody  as they climb into a box destined for attic, but with Woody's intervention, he is finally given to Bonnie Anderson along with the other toys, when Andy stops at her house while en route to college. After Andy leaves, Hamm is seen walking and talking with Mr. Pricklepants as the film closes.

In the end credits, he is seen together with Buttercup, presumably his new best friend, as the two are next to each other when Woody reads his friends a message from Sunnyside, when they watch Mr. Pricklepants and an Alien play their rendition of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and when they enjoy watching Buzz and Jessie perform a paso doble.

Evil Dr. Porkchop


Evil Dr. Porkchop in his ship in Toy Story 3.

Buzz Lightyear: "Evil Dr. Porkchop!"
Hamm: "That's
Mr. Evil Dr. Porkchop to you!"
—Buzz Lightyear and Hamm in Andy's imagination

Evil Dr. Porkchop is the villain Andy creates from Hamm.

He appears in Toy Story 2 (when Andy sets up a stage before leaving for Cowboy Camp) and Toy Story 3 (in Andy's realistic imagination, controlling a pig-shaped spaceship). In both cases, he is wearing Mr. Potato Head's black hat. He is referred to this play character again when Andy hands Hamm over to Bonnie Anderson at the end of Toy Story 3.

He is in the Toy Story 3 video game as well, but also with a black patch over his right eye.


Hamm is a wise-cracking plastic piggy bank with a cork in his belly. He and Mr. Potato Head appear to be best friends, as they are often seen playing games and clapping hands with each other whenever something spectacular happens.

Hamm is somewhat of a technological genius. He can identify types of trash bags, child locks, and is the ultimate channel-hopper in Toy Story 2, as he switches channels far more rapidly than the other toys can.

Toy Description

From Official Website:

Hamm is a pink piggybank with a penchant for one-liners. He's still a know-it-all, or at least that's what he'd like everyone to believe.


  • By the time of Toy Story 2, Andy seems to have lost Hamm's original stopper, so he now uses a wine cork in its place.
  • Technically he is not a toy, he is a piggybank.
  • Hamm appears as a car during the end credits of Cars. Mack calls him a piggy truck.
  • In the Toy Story opening Pixar made for the direct-to-video film, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins, Andrew Stanton voiced Hamm, filling in for John Ratzenberger.
  • Apparently, he is capable of changing the channel in under a millisecond, which caused them to nearly miss where to find Al's Toy Barn in a commercial. When Hamm is clicking through channels to find said commercial in Toy Story 2, various clips of Pixar shorts and commercials are featured, along with the old Pixar logo.
  • Evil Dr. Porkchop in Toy Story 3 can be considered John Ratzenberger's second villain role after The Underminer in The Incredibles, though in reality it's just Hamm in a fantasy sequence.
  • Also interesting to note is that he plays Dr. Porkchop at the very beginning of Toy Story 3 while he plays The Underminer at the very end of The Incredibles.
  • Also noteworthy is the fact that when Andy speaks for Dr. Porkchop, he uses a British accent, yet in Andy's fantasy sequence in Toy Story 3, John Ratzenberger maintains his American accent while voicing Dr. Porkchop.
  • Hamm is the first Pixar character to be voiced by John Ratzenberger who was best known for playing Cliff Clavin the mailman from Cheers.


From Toy Story

Mr. Potato Head: "Hey, Hamm! Look, I'm Picasso!"
Hamm (confused): "Uh. I don't get it." (walks away)
Mr. Potato Head: "You uncultured swine!"
—Mr. Potato Head shows Hamm his messed-up face
"What's goin' on down there? Is his mom losin' her marbles?"
—Hamm, after learning about the day of Andy's birthday party
"Pardon me. I hate to break up the staff meeting, but... they're here! Birthday guests at three o'clock!"
—Hamm spots Andy's friends arriving at the house
Hamm: "What's with him?"
Mr. Potato Head: "Laser envy."
—Mr. Potato Head suggests Woody's "laser envy" to Hamm
Mr. Potato Head: "You couldn't handle Buzz cutting in on your playtime, could you, Woody? Didn't wanna face the fact that Buzz just might be Andy's new favorite toy. So you got rid of him. Well, what if Andy starts playing with me more, Woody, huh? You gonna knock me outta the window too?"
Hamm: "I don't think we should give him the chance."
—Mr. Potato Head and Hamm drive Woody back to the edge of the table
Mr. Potato Head: "Let's string him up by his pull string!"
Hamm: "I got dibs on his hat!"
Bo Peep: "Would you boys stop it!"
Hamm: "Tackle him!"
Woody: "No, no, no! W-W-Wait! I can explain everything!"
—Mr. Potato Head and Hamm prepare to attack Woody
Hamm: "Yeah, boy, the weasel ran away."
Mr. Potato Head: "Huh? Huh? I told you he was guilty."
Rex: "Who would've thought he was capable of such atrocities?"
—Hamm, Mr. Potato Head and Rex, after learning of Woody's disappearance
Mr. Potato Head: "B-3."
Hamm: "Miss. G-6."
Mr. Potato Head: "Ohhh! You sunk it!"
Hamm: "Heh-heh."
Mr. Potato Head: "Are you peeking?"
Hamm: "Oh, quit your whining and pay up. (Potato Head reaches for his ear) No, no, not the ear. Gimme the nose. Come on!"
Mr. Potato Head: "How 'bout three out of five?"
—Mr. Potato Head and Hamm playing Battleship
"Pig pile!"
—Hamm, about to jump on Woody in the moving van.

From Toy Story 2

"I despise that chicken."
—Hamm, after turning off the TV in which a commercial for Al's Toy Barn has been playing
Hamm: "All right. Let's review this one more time. At precisely 8:32-ish, Exhibit 'A,' Woody, was kidnapped. Exhibit 'B,' a composite sketch of the kidnapper."
Bo Peep: "He didn't have a beard like that."
Hamm: "Fine. Etch, give him a shave."
Slinky Dog: "The kidnapper was bigger than that."
Hamm: "Oh, picky, picky, picky."
Mr. Potato Head: "Let's just go straight to Exhibit 'F.' The kidnapper's vehicle. Now, the vehicle fled the scene in this direction."
Hamm: "Your eyes are in backwards. It went the other way. "
Potato Head: "Hey, put a cork in it."
Rex: "How do you spell 'FBI'?" (destroys the "crime scene")
Potato Head: "My crime scene!"
Hamm: "Oh, why don't you watch where you're going, 'Godspilla'?"
Rex: "I didn't know there was a crime scene."
—Hamm and Mr. Potato Head's review of Woody's kidnapping
Buzz: "Etch, draw that man in the chicken suit."
Rex: (gasps) "It's the chicken man!"
Buzz: "That's our guy."
Hamm: "I knew there was something I didn't like about that chicken."
Buzz Lightyear, Rex and Hamm, after realizing Al as the one who has stolen Woody
"All right, nobody look till I get my cork back in."
—Hamm, after his cork pops out, spilling some coins onto the pavement
Hamm: "Hey guys, why did the toys cross the road?"
Buzz: "Not now, Hamm."
Rex: "Oohh, I love riddles! Why?"
Hamm: "To get to the chicken on the other side!"
—Buzz and the toys spotting Al's Toy Barn across the street
Hamm: "Say, where'd you get that cool belt, Buzz?"
Buzz #2: "Well,
slotted pig, they're standard issue."
—Hamm asks Utility Belt Buzz about his new utility belt
Hamm: "How about a ham sandwich...with fries and a hot dog?"
Rex: "What about me?"
Hamm: "You can be the toy that comes with the meal."
—Hamm discuss his idea of getting into Al's Penthouse
Hamm: "Uh, Buzz, why not just take the elevator?"
Buzz #2: "They'll be expecting that."
—Hamm and Utility Belt Buzz, as Utility Belt Buzz starts climbing up the elevator shaft
"You know, I think that Buzz aisle went to his head."
—Hamm, on Utility Belt Buzz
"Uh-oh. Hey, heads up down there!"
—Hamm, as coins fall from his slot
"Have you heard of Kung Fu? Well then, get ready for pork chops!"
—Hamm leaps onto the Prospector's box
"Oh, I seriously doubt he's getting this kind of mileage."
Hamm, reading the manual of the Pizza Planet truck.
Hamm: "Here we come, Woody!"
Mr. Potato Head: "Woody, here we come!"
Rex: "Woody!"
Hamm: "Nice flash though."
—Hamm, Rex, and Mr. Potato Head open one of the luggages, only to find a flash camera inside
Hamm: "Uh, hey, Rex, I could use a hand over here."
Rex: "I don't need to play. I lived it!"
Hamm: "No, no, no, no! Oh, nuts!"
—Hamm asks Rex for help, but loses the video game

From Toy Story 3

"Come on, let's see how much we're going on eBay."
—Hamm, after the staff meeting
"Quiet, musical hog! Knock it off!"
—"Demo" mode Buzz, upon catching Hamm playing a harmonica in his cell
Buttercup: "Next season, we're doing Cats."
Hamm: "Or might I suggest
—Buttercup and Hamm sharing suggestions on what play will be next


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