|Tiny Toon Adventures|
|Season 1, Episode 44|
|The title card|
|Air date||November 23, 1990|
|Written by||Gordon Bressack, Charles M. Howell IV|
|Directed by||Gerard Baldwin|
|Gag credit||Capitol of New Jersey - Trenton|
|End tag||Gogo: "It's been surreal!"|
Best O' Plucky Duck Day
Hero Hamton is the 44th broadcast episode and sixth production episode of Tiny Toon Adventures. It was written by Gordon Bressack and Charles M. Howell, IV, and directed by Gerard Baldwin.
The episode begins with Hamton in a happy mood on his way to Acme Looniversity. Meanwhile, Montana Max is in a grumpy mood and isn't looking where he's going. Hamton accidentally hits Monty with his locker door, and Monty challenges him to a fight after school. Hamton wants no part in the fight, but Plucky tells Monty that Hamton could easily take him down. Plucky also charges admission to see the fight after school. During lunch, Hamton has a huge lunch because it could be his last. Hamton's friends help him train for the fight.
Plucky (in a tuxedo) is the announcer for the fight, as everyone is at the boxing arena waiting for it, except for Hamton, who is nowhere to be seen. He is at Porky's props class, writing his will. He tells Porky about the fight, and Porky tells Hamton that maybe Monty would leave him alone if he scared him. Hamton finally shows up at the fight, with Plucky being the most relieved to see him, but he is too scared to compete.
Buster and Babs decide to substitute for him as the Masked Marauder and Mata Harey, respectively. Plucky introduces them, as Monty sends one of his helpers, Dizzy, to take care of the costumed rabbits. He spins them around and shapes them into basketballs, as he, Monty, and Monty's other helper, Calamity, take turns bouncing them around the ring. Hamton remembers Porky's advice and steps in, pretending to be in a mad rage and using Porky's breakaway props to scare the three bullies away. Plucky makes a lot of money from the fight, but Porky takes every bit of it away to replace the broken props. At the end of the cartoon, Porky gives Hamton his permission to say his famous closing line, "Th-th-th-That's All Folks!"
|Charlie Adler||Buster Bunny|
|Tress MacNeille||Babs Bunny|
|Joe Alaskey||Plucky Duck|
|Don Messick||Hamton J. Pig|
|Danny Cooksey||Montana Max|
|Maurice LaMarche||Dizzy Devil|
|Bob Bergen||Porky Pig|
|Frank Welker||Gogo Dodo|
|Gail Matthius||Shirley the Loon|
- Hamton: "Sorry, Professor Porky, I guess I'm all washed up."
- Monty: "Yeah, and after school, I'll hang you out to dry!"
- Gogo: "Cuckoo, cuckoo, it's lunchtime, and if you eat the meatloaf, you're cuckoo!"
- Plucky: "Here, champ. Jumping rope will get your ham hocks a hopping."
- Hamton: "Can't I just skip it?"
- Plucky: "Skip, jump, whatever, go for it."
- Hamton: "With a trainer like you, who needs opponents?"
- Shirley: "When you find your center, you'll be in peace."
- Hamton: "When Monty finds me, I'll be in pieces!"
- Monty: "Don't worry, it'll be quick... and painful!"
- Hamton opens the cartoon by singing, "Happy Feet", as made famous by Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra featuring the Manhattan Rhythm Boys, which included a young, then unknown singer by the name of Bing Crosby, in the 1930 Universal Pictures Technicolor film, The King of Jazz.
- This episode was adapted into a Golden Look-Look Book entitled Hurray for Hamton!.
- This episode is identified as a Buster and Babs cartoon, when it is clearly a Hamton cartoon.
- While most of the episode was animated by Encore, portions were animated by Kennedy Cartoons, such as the scene where Hamton is jump-roping with Shirley and Fifi, and the scene where Hamton panics and clings to Babs after learning that he's going to fight Montana Max. These scenes were clearly added to pad out the episode, due to it running short.
- Throughout the fight, Calamity switches between wearing a yellow jumpsuit to just his normal pink sneakers.
- Production-wise, this is Shirley's first speaking appearance.