To the best of my knowledge, there have now been at least five GEICO commercials featuring Maxwell the Pig. The first, from 2010, was a play on the “This little piggy went wee wee wee all the way home” line from the “This Little Piggy” song, with the twist at the end being that he could actually talk. Okay, fine. Annoying as all hell, but fine. Another commercial, which premiered last year, features Maxwell screwing around with his phone in the first-class section of an airplane as a way to get to a “when pigs fly” joke. A bit of a stretch, and a hell of a long walk to get to a simple joke, but again, fine, whatever. There have also been ones where he zip-lines and luges, because why not, I guess.
The latest commercial in this series, however, makes no sense at all. It features Maxwell and a girl waiting for assistance in a broken down car, and while they wait, she tries to seduce him. There is no pun. There is no pig-related play on words. That’s the premise: A girl wants to f-ck a pig. The end.
For the benefit of those of you who may not have seen it…
I found the whole thing incredibly confusing, so I have compiled this list of questions about the commercial for the people at GEICO. I will alert you once I receive their answers.
How did the pig learn to talk?
Are there other talking pigs in this fictional world?
Did the pig really drive that car up there?
How did he reach the pedals?
How did he reach the wheel?
Does he have his license?
If so, where does he keep it if he doesn’t wear clothes?
If not, isn’t this sending a pretty terrible message to children everywhere?
Is it impossible for the local authorities to charge him with driving without a license (or any offense) because criminal statutes are all tailored toward humans?