Reginald Pike Issues Open Call to Save Pig


OK then. Things just get weirder and weirder. A pig, Red, which recently appeared in a Perlorian Brothers-helmed commercial is apparently set to be slaughtered and the kind folks at Reginald Pike feel sorry for the little guy and want to save him:


My name is Red.

I'm a pig.

Recently I had a supporting role in a television commercial for a major international cellular telephone provider. The commercial was directed by the Perlorian Brothers and written by Mother NY.

Everyone was very nice to me, and I think I did a pretty decent job for my first time on set, but I've since learned that I'm scheduled to be slaughtered in a week. This is not good for an actor's career. I knew it was a non-union job and the residuals weren't anything to get excited about, but I wasn't expecting to be hung by my foot and have my throat slit.

Fortunately, my new friends at Reginald Pike, Toronto, Biscuit, L.A., and Mother are working to find me a new home at a petting zoo (despite all this, I love humans). You can help me too by getting a limited edition t-shirt with my picture on it at

They're only $20 and proceeds go to my care and feeding.

Please help.

by Steve Hall    Oct-18-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Strange   

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What a rough deal... I hope Red gets a new gig!

Posted by: Jennifer on October 18, 2006 12:48 PM

I wonder if Red is getting a percentage of the profits from starring in this agency's viral marketing campaign? Being put up for slaughter once should be enough.

Posted by: Larry D. on October 18, 2006 1:31 PM

They should really contact Farm Sanctuary at Petting zoos are no places for animals!

Posted by: squeakywheel on October 18, 2006 2:05 PM

Squeakywheel, I had the same thought, and contacted Farm Sanctuary to let them know about the campaign.

Posted by: Kate O' on October 18, 2006 2:10 PM

Right on, sister! Gotta love the Farm...

Posted by: squeakywheel on October 18, 2006 2:11 PM

Right on, sister! Gotta love the Farm...

Posted by: squeakywheel on October 18, 2006 2:12 PM

Red is a girl Steve -- you called her a he.

Head Cheerleader
Team Red

Posted by: Shannon on October 18, 2006 2:29 PM

Damn you people. We were this close.

Posted by: eggs and cheese on October 18, 2006 2:50 PM

Hasn't anyone seen Charlotte's Web?

Posted by: American Copywriter on October 18, 2006 3:23 PM

Mmmmmmm! I'm getting hungry. I think I'll go home to my freezer and pull out a tasty pork chop.

Posted by: L-Train [TypeKey Profile Page] on October 18, 2006 5:51 PM