Michael the Happy Hamster
Vital statistics
Position President of the Happy Hamster Fan Club/Oddity
Year 1984 and 1988
Status Unknown
Gender Male
Age About 30
Character Roots
Character From Kid Pics
Episodes VHS Vault Vol. 1 (Amvest Video)
National Info
State/Country Rahway, New Jersey, USA
Nationality American
Ethnicity American
Siblings The other happy hamsters, probably
Parents None
Relatives None

"Michael" the Happy Hamster, or The Happy Hamster is a character from Amvest Video's Kid Pics division.


He started out in a band called the Happy Chipmunks, but changed it because of a lawsuit by "Alvin and the Chipmunks". In 1986, he became the host of Kid Pics. Despite being a host of a kids video, he usually is seen as a creepy, perverted, pedophilic, and evil hamster. (At least to Ben) Luckily, in the 1990s, Amvest ceased to exist, and stopped making Kid Pics and Grampa's Greatest Hits.


  • He was replaced by another hamster in 1985 for an unknown reason.
Ben Minnotte Ed the Editor
Major characters
Max Headroom Hijacker Torgo Svengoolie Bert the Turtle EAS Bot Sebastian Villegas The Happy Hamster Captain Midnight
Minor characters
Ben's brother Grampa Vrillon Irwin the Disco Duck

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