Three Little Pigs

Album: Cereal Killer Soundtrack (1993)
Charted: 5 17
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Songfacts®:

  • This, and all the other songs on the album, were all first released on video in 1992. They all had videos accompanying the songs, and it could not be purchased in a music-only format. Because of this, the band billed itself as the world's first video-only band, even though they had released an EP and some singles before the video.
  • The video for this song features a clay-animated reenactment of the fairy tale about the Three Little Pigs. The song tells a distorted version of the classic children's story, with the first two pigs living a slacker lifestyle and the third a very successful pig who summons Rambo to kill the wolf.
  • This features a Beastie Boys-style rap as it tries to parody early attempts at combining rap and rock. Green Jelly was a novelty rap/rock outfit, and this was their only hit.
  • Maynard James Keenan and Danny Carey both were members of Green Jelly before forming Tool. Keenan sings the pig part on this song: "Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin."
  • The group was called Green Jello when this was first released, the name chosen to reflect both the hate the band had for that flavor and the sound they made. They had to change it to Green Jelly after General Foods, the owner of the Jello brand, demanded a name change.
  • The video was directed by Fred Stuhr, who also worked with Tool. He died in a car accident in 1997.

Comments: 11

  • Zara from Richmond,vaHey Marc from Niagara Falls, some people still like old school animation..which in '93 wasn't really old school, but for your sake I called it that. When you get old it's fun to be nostalgic
  • Pierce Werner from New JerseyFun fact: the umlaut over the y turns it into an o sound. So their name never actually changed. They beat the system
  • Megan from Stevenson, AlI don't know why, but when I was little I was super scared of this video! Now I think it's really cute! I was a wierd child...lol
  • Bobby from Carbondale, PaThey originally called themselves Green Jello, however they got in trouble with the Jello maker, and changed the "O" to a "Y" at the end of the word.
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiThe song and video are so cute!
  • Chris from Izegem, BelgiumGreen Jelly whoo haa. Mucky Pup wrote that song.
  • Skye from Jefferson City, UtWhy would you name your band Green Jelly? Are they talking about like KY jelly? Gross!!!!
  • Randall from Dallas, TxThe entire Gwar troupe, including band members and Slave Pit helped them produce the video. In fact, Green Jell-o gave them a huge credit at the end of the video.
  • Marc from Niagara Falls, Canadathe very look of the video is totally 1993 uggh way before animation evolved into what it is now.
  • Matt from Newfoundland, Canadathe video for this song is funny but one thing that scaers me is rambo man he looks freaky looking.
  • Patrick from Conyers, GaWhen the song was popular, a local alternative music radio station in Georgia held a contest for its listenrs. If you came dressed as a wolf or a pig, you got free tickets to a concert performed by Green Jelly that day.
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