Percy & Patricia Pigg
|KNOWN ALIASES:||Pig (variant spelling of surname).|
|KNOWN CONFIDANTS:||Mickey Mouse; Daisy Duck; Clarabelle Cow; Clara Cluck; Donald Duck; Goofy.|
|KNOWN RIVALS:||Bad Pete.|
|1st PRINT APPEARANCE:||"Mickey Mouse" daily in "Fireman Mickey" (Nov. 14, 1931) - Percy; "Mickey Mouse" daily in "The Crazy Crime Wave" (Oct. 22, 1933 - Patricia, though she may have appeared earlier).|
|1st FILM APPEARANCE:||"Mickey's Follies" (1929 - Percy & Patricia); both were most recently seen in "Mickey's Christmas Carol" (Dec. 16, 1983).|
|BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS:||Percy and Patricia are noteworthy as being Disney only married couple from Mickey's early film career. This couple was often depicted as the butt of a misguided prank pulled by Mickey Mouse, or some other character. Patricia's best known performance was in "The Whoopee Party" (Sep. 17, 1932), when she got up to dance, the rotund Patricia had a chair wedged on her behind. She and Percy had supporting roles in other films such as "Mickey's Follies" (1929). Since then they had been relegated to working as crowd extras (as in 1983's "Mickey's Christmas Carol" where they are one of the dancing couples. In their earliest comic strip appearances, Floyd Gottfredson drew them with rounded ears and pie-eyes, but later their aspect was changed to featuring pointed ears and a widows peak hairline (like Mickey's).
Percy and Patricia were never as fully developed as most, this could be from a lack of conscious continuity. Aside for the running gag surrounding Patricia's weight, the only other notable characteristic was Percy's temper (usually aggrivated by a not-so-harmless prank played by Mickey, such as a arrow whot in his behind). The Piggs were the first of Mickey's original Farmyard pals to fall by the wayside (that is, if you don't count Claws the Cat, Robert Rooster, Olga Owl, Jenny Wren, Hound Dog and Gideon "Giddy" Goat. Jenny did have a brief career in "Who Shot Cock Robin" and "Toby Tortoise Returns," Giddy appeared in "Mickey's Revue" and "The Band Concert"). Otherwise, with respect to Percy and Patricia, there is barely a whisper of information available anywhere, thoughsome tidbits can be found (i.e. "Mickey Mouse: His Life and Times" by Harper & Row Publishers).
Percy has ocassionally been confused with another early pignosed character named Peter Pig who was actually a cousin of the Three Little Pigs.
|HISTORICAL FACTS:||Their most identifiable screen appearances can be found in:|
"Mickey's Follies" (1929); "The Shindig" (July 29, 1930); "Mickey's Revue" (May 25, 1932 - seated next to Goofy); "The Whoopee Party" (Sept. 17, 1932); "Mickey's Christmas Carol" (Dec. 16, 1983)
THE OPRY HOUSE (1929); "Mickey's Follies" (1929); "The Barnyard Concert" (April 10, 1930); "Traffic Troubles" (March 17, 1931); "Mickey's Christmas Carol" (Dec. 16, 1983)
|LITTLE KNOWN SECRETS:||unknown|
|WORKING THEORIES:||[?] As Disney's earliest married couple it is possible that Herbert is their offspring ("Mickey Mouse" dailies "Pluto the Pup" - July 12, 1931).|