Who better to represent all of the greed and gluttony inherent in contemporary (and ancient, for that matter) Christmas celebrations than Billy Butter, The Fattest Schoolboy On Earth? There’s almost something admirable about his singled minded devotion to making just about everything edible his and his alone, without a second thought to any possible consequences. Because Billy was much more than a magnificent glutton (for him too much was never enough); he was also an exemplar of stupid determination in the face of insurmountable odds. He never achieved his goals (accept on special occasions like this) but never gave up.
— Steve Bennett