This shady character, who represents the untamable aspect of masculine personality is from Italy, where people call him Pulcinello because he uses the word pulcino, meaning chicken, as an endearment.
Short, deformed, hook nosed, boastful and arrogant, he is frequently in trouble but manages to squirm out of it with a blend of lies and trickery. His only true friend is his dog Toby, who is unperturbed by his knavery. His wife Judy consistently tries to reform him.
Punchinello has traveled far and wide within Britain and Europe, leaving behind many tales of his exploits.