Remember Rescue Pig? The Goat Rescue Video at the Petting Zoo Was a Fake

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Bystander video of a pig nudging a goat in a pond at petting zoo.

Remember when a YouTube user published a video that captures a pig rescuing a screaming goat — floundering in an unknown United States petting zoo. The pig appears to simply nudge the goat to shore, and both walk safely on land. And the pig appears to be a hero. But actually the whole video was a commercial for a new Comedy Central program “Nathan For You” which premieres Thursday.

The “pig rescue” was staged with the help of underwater clear plastic tracking and doting scuba divers because the pig was afraid of the water. At least 20 crew members assisted with the fake rescue. The show presents Nathan Fielder working to help small businesses. One of those businesses is the petting zoo, which will be featured in an upcoming episode with Nathan creating video buzz for the petting farm in Oak Glen, California.

Simpson’s SpiderPig Movie Trailer (check 1:19 and following).

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