Peter Warren Hatcher
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|Peter Warren Hatcher|
|Fudge books character|
|First appearance||Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing|
|Last appearance||Double Fudge|
|Created by||Judy Blume|
|Portrayed by||Jake Richardson (TV series)|
|Nickname(s)||Pee-tah (by Fudge in earlier books)
Pete (by Fudge in later books as of Fudge-A-Mania)
|Family||Anne Hatcher (mother)
Warren Hatcher (father)
Fudge Hatcher (brother)
Tamara "Tootsie" Hatcher (sister)
|Relatives||Flora, Fauna, and Mini-Fudge Hatcher (cousins)
Muriel Tubman (maternal grandmother)
Howie Hatcher (uncle)
Eudora Hatcher (aunt)
Mrs. Hatcher (paternal grandmother, deceased)
Bertram "Buzzy Senior" Tubman (grandfather by marriage)
Bertram Tubman, Jr. (uncle by marriage)
Jean Tubman (aunt by marriage)
Libby Tubman (cousin by marriage)
Sheila Tubman (cousin by marriage)
Peter Warren Hatcher is a fictional character created by American author Judy Blume. He first appeared in the children's novel Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and in several subsequent Blume stories, most of which focus on his younger brother Fudge. In the television series Fudge, he is played by Jake Richardson.
Peter is portrayed as being polite in mannerisms when addressing others such as adults, new acquaintances, and authority figures, albeit his inner thoughts are portrayed as being noticeably ruder and more sarcastic, a side to himself that he is willing to reveal at certain times. He is extremely exasperated with the constant naughtiness and brattiness demonstrated by his younger brother Fudge, whose continuous bouts of severe misconduct and disobedience are often the cause of extreme mortification and infuriation for Peter. Because of his parents' frequent overindulgence of Fudge and the occasional blame laid upon Peter for his brother's awful behavior, he is often left in misery and anger over these factors. Among his close friends and acquaintances is, most notably, his neighbor Jimmy Fargo, with whom he frequently plays and hangs around with, and his enemy Sheila Tubman, the main heroine of Judy Blume's Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, in which Peter barely appears. He lives in New York City with his parents, Fudge, and his baby sister, Tootsie.
In the reprints, Peter's appearance consists of tousled brown hair (In his character description on the Double Fudge website, he appears to have dark brown hair). On the 2003 reprint cover of Super-fudge, Peter appears to be wearing red high-tops. However, in the original illustrations supplied by Roy Doty, his brown hair was combed considerably neater and his appearance was virtually identical to that of Fudge (albeit taller and slimmer).
He describes his little brother as "a pain in the neck", "Little Monster", and "The Biggest Pain ever invented!".
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