Examples of Forky
Examples of Forky
Where does Forky come from?
In June 2019, Pixar’s popular, computer-animated Toy Story franchise premiered its fourth installment: Toy Story 4. Joining the beloved gang of toys, headed by Woody and Buzz Lightyear, is a new character, Forky (voiced by Tony Hale).
— Pixar (@Pixar) May 28, 2019
Warning: spoilers ahead!
Forky is a spork (found in a trashcan) created into a toy by Bonnie during craft time at kindergarten. He has popsicle sticks for feet, red pipe cleaners for arms, googly eyes, and a very expressive blue mouth and red unibrow.
Forky becomes Bonnie’s favorite toy, but he faces an existential crisis: He thinks he’s just trash and keeps trying to throw himself away. When Bonnie takes him and her other top toys on a family road trip, an anxious Forky escapes, saying: “I was meant for soup, salad, maybe chili. And then the trash! I’m litter!”
Despite his initial jealousy about Forky, the toy sheriff Woody (Tom Hanks) ventures out to reunite him with Bonnie—and helps Forky embrace his purpose and worth in life as a toy, bringing happiness, play, and comfort to Bonnie.
Who uses Forky?
As with the Toy Story 4 movie itself, Forky was a hit, inspiring many laughs from young and old alike—and, of course, a lot of merchandise and memes.
Forky constantly calling himself trash in toy story 4 is a MOOD pic.twitter.com/d3BDZqYxB2
— its not delivery (@kyeostby) October 10, 2019
my sister and one of my friends are on holiday and they both took a forky figure with them… i receive approximately 20 pictures a day of forky having a better time than me pic.twitter.com/gT25ZRxPSu
— daphne 🦋 (@plantIover) August 5, 2019
Forky also resonated more deeply in popular culture. His crisis and questioning about his purpose in life struck a chord—and sounded brighter notes—at a time when many people feel under threat by climate change, gun violence, and political divisions.
forky spends approximately 40% of toy story 4 repeatedly and with great anxiety trying to dive into the trash and i, for one, am glad that someone finally nailed millennial representation in film once and for all pic.twitter.com/qIfEi9tVqK
— emma lord 👻 (@dilemmalord) June 30, 2019
me everyday: pic.twitter.com/mo6XIncqUT
— Forky (@ForkyToyStory) August 29, 2019