|Owner|| Former: Homer Simpson|
Krusty the Clown
Current: Luigi Risotto
|Relatives||Half-brother: Santa's Little Helper|
|First Appearance||The Simpsons Movie|
|Voiced by||Tress MacNeille|
- “Spider Pig! spider pig! Does whatever a spider pig does!”
- ―Homer singing to Plopper
- “He's not spider pig anymore, he's Harry Plopper.”
- ―Homer after warned by Marge to dispose his waste properly.
Harry Plopper (originally Spider-Pig, although he is sometimes still referred to as Spider-Pig) is Homer's pet pig. Homer first meets Plopper the Pig when he and Bart are in Krusty Burger.
Plopper was adopted by Homer after he sees him featured in a Krusty Burger commercial filmed live at one of Springfield's Krusty Burger locations when he is about to be killed (he believes that animals wearing people's clothes shouldn't be killed). Although Marge wanted Homer to get rid of the pig because a warning seemingly crazy Abe Simpson had of "twisted tail" being one of the signs being trapped forever, Homer kept the pig. Homer then played with Spider-Pig, particularly making it seem like he is crawling on the ceiling to spoof Spider-Man and leaving pig tracks all over the place. Homer puts his droppings in a giant silo that reads "pig crap" in the back yard. After Marge told Homer to dispose of the waste properly, and said that he could take Spider-Pig with him, Homer corrected her and told her that he renamed Spider-Pig to Harry Plopper, which is a spoof of Harry Potter.
Homer dropped his silo of droppings in Lake Springfield. This caused the lake's water to become mutagenic, leading to Springfield getting covered by a dome and an angry mob going after the Simpsons. Later while the Simpson family was escaping from their house during the mob by walking across a wood board leading to the Flanders' house, Plopper pushed the board making the Simpsons fall from it. He fulfilled part of Grampa Simpson's prophetic vision because of his twisted tail. He was seen being placed as a present from one of Cletus's relatives at Bart and Mary's wedding.
Plopper eventually became so famous, he was put on the Springfield Wall of Fame.
Non-Canon Appearances Edit
At some point he nearly endangered the town again, although this time by somehow causing a nuclear meltdown that would happen in approximately thirty minutes. Just like Trappucino, this also resulted in most of the townsfolk forming an angry mob and trying to kill Homer (as he was technically responsible due to being Plopper's owner). Homer eventually manages to stop the disaster before it could happen. In Simpsons Comics #160, he is seen with Stampy and the Simpson family on Bart and Lisa's Grandsons' wall and is a main part of the story that parodies "Charlotte's Web" in which he can talk. In Simpsons Comics #168, he is one of the things that frown at Homer as Balder.
Behind the Laughter Edit
The Spider-Pig song gag which parodies the Spider-Man theme is arguably the most remembered and popular scene in the movie. It was featured on many trailers for the film. According to the writing staff, it was one of the latest additions to the film.
When the Simpsons escape Springfield, Chief Wiggum shoots at the sinkhole The Simpsons escaped through and the house gets sucked in and demolished by it and it was believed that Plopper possibly died. However, the release of the DVD shows an a slightly alternate ending, where Plopper is helping out with the reconstruction of a Santa's Little Helper's doghouse, along with the Multi-eyed squirrel and SLH. In addition, he is in the couch gag in He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs- Homer cuddles him and refers to him as his "summer love". He has also made brief cameo appearances in the Heck House segment of "Treehouse of Horror XVIII," and later appears in "All About Lisa" and "Apocalypse Cow".
In a promo for the movie, they had a pig Plopper balloon floating around, but had a sharpshooter in case the pig floated away like one of the Pink Floyd Pigs.
Spider-Pig Song Edit
Spider Pig, Spider Pig,
Does whatever a spider-pig does.
Can he swing from a web?
No, he can't, he's a pig
Look ouuuut! He is the Spider-Pig
Stupid Pig -By Luigi
- Episode – "All About Lisa"
- Episode – "Apocalypse Cow"
- Episode – "Treehouse of Horror XIX"
- Episode – "Take My Life, Please" (Image seen on Springfield Wall of Fame)
- Episode – "Coming to Homerica" (Billboard Gag)
- Episode – "Million Dollar Maybe" (Title Screen)
- Episode – "Four Great Women and a Manicure"
- Episode – "A Midsummer's Nice Dream" (Cheech turns Wiggum into Spider-Pig during Homer's Imagination)
- Episode – "The Real Housewives of Fat Tony"
- Episode – "The Falcon and the D'ohman" (Opening Sequence; doll)
- Episode – "Changing of the Guardian"
- Episode – "Them, Robot" (Seen in couch gag)
- Episode – "The Fabulous Faker Boy" (opening only)
- Video game – The Simpsons Game
- Video game – The Simpsons: Minutes to Meltdown
- Comic book – Simpsons Comics #144 (cover only)
- Comic book – Simpsons Comics #149
- Comic book – Simpsons Comics #160
- Comic book – Simpsons Comics #168
- Commercials – Hard Times
|Ms. Albright | June Bellamy | Belle | Billy (actor) | Booberella | Colin | Cosine | Crazy Cat Lady | Michael D'Amico | David (Treehouse of Horror XVI) | Devan Woosterfield | Dia-Betty | Mia Farrow | Ginger Flanders | Mrs. Glick | Adil Hoxha | Bernice Hibbert | Cookie Kwan | Lester | Audrey McConnell | Medicine Woman | Mrs. Muntz | Lindsey Naegle | Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon | Opal | Poor Violet | Lois Pennycandy | Pepi | Phillips | Brunella Pommelhorst | Ronaldo (Blame It on Lisa) | Dr. Simpson | Agnes Skinner | Brandine Spuckler | Jitney Spuckler | Whitney Spuckler | Spud | Dolph Starbeam | Clara Stetson | Gino Terwilliger | Dame Judith Underdunk | Veronica | Vicki Valentine | Plopper|
|Russ Cargill • Colin • Medicine Woman • Plopper • Multi-eyed squirrel • Arnold Schwarzenegger • Crushed Person • Bomb Disarming Robot|