He first appeared in the TV short ‘Knock Knock’ on 25 November 1940. The cartoon stars Andy Panda & his father, Papa Panda, but it is Woody who steals the show. In 1947, Woody got his own theme song, ‘The Woody Woodpecker Song’, making ample use of the character's famous laugh. Woody Woodpecker fan clubs sprang up, theatres held ‘Woody’ matinées, and boys got the ‘Woody Woodpecker’ haircut. Woody Woodpecker cartoons were first broadcast on TV in 1957 under the title The Woody Woodpecker Show.