|“||OH! JANEY MACK!||„|
|~ Ferny's catchphrase|
Fernando "Ferny" Toro is the son of Don Toro and his late wife, the best friend of Piggley Winks and Dannan O'Mallard, Honorary Uncle to Piggley's grandchildren Meg, Sean and Seamus and is the deuteragonist of the 2003-2007 series Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks.
He is voiced by the late Russi Taylor (who also voiced Ciara and Elly Winks in the series and also played Minnie Mouse, Martin Prince and Huey, Dewey, and Louie) as a child and Brendan Gleeson (who also played Alastor Moody) as an adult.
Role in the series
Throughout all his appearances Ferny is seen as an 8-year-old bull living in the village of Tara in Ireland during the 1950s with his Spanish blacksmith father Don Toro and going on adventures with his friends Piggley and Dannan. Ferny was also shown to have a crush on his classmate Millie Pellie, who reciprocated his feelings.
In the episode "Waking Thor", Ferny is saddened when his pet goldfish Thor dies. Piggley and Dannan try their best to help Ferny move on, before, on the advice of Piggley's father Padrig, hold a wake for Thor. In the same episode, it is revealed that Ferny's mother had died when he was little and that a photograph of her is seen in Don's shop.
In the two-part episode "Wish Upon a Story", a now adult Ferny is seen and that he stayed in Ireland when Piggley left for America, but is still a close friend of his (usually phoning each other on Piggley's birthday). Ferny goes to visit Piggley and his family in America and it is revealed that he serves as an honorary uncle to Piggley's grandchildren Meg, Sean and Seamus. For Piggley's birthday, Ferny gives him their childhood creation "The Raloo Rocket", saying that he, Molly and Dannan wanted him to have it. When Piggley accidentally causes the Raloo Rocket to fall apart, he, Ferny and the children put it back together, with Ferny telling the children about the day it was created. After repairing it, Ferny, Piggley and Piggley's daughter Ciara watch on as Meg, Sean and Seamus play with the Raloo Rocket.
Ferny has black and white fur with yellow horns. As a child, Ferny had short horns and wore a white shirt, a red jumper, brown shorts and a blue blazer.
When he is an adult, Ferny's horns are longer and he once again wore a red jumper but now wore a checkered shirt underneath it, grey trousers and also gold glasses and a flat cap.
- In the episode "Salmon Of Knowledge", it is revealed that as a child, Ferny would eat six eggs, fried spots, soad bread with marmalade, fruit, kippers, beans, mushrooms, porridge and milk everyday for breakfast. It is unknown if Ferny continues to do this as an adult.