Best known for their suprise Top 40 hit "Three Little Pigs" (as well as the song's claymation video, which became a staple on MTV in 1993), Green Jelly began their career as Green Jellö in 1981. The name was chosen due to the band's poor opinion of green-flavored jello, and they decided it also appropriately reflected the quality of their music. Hailing from Kenmore, NY, the bandmates never attempted to be good, deciding instead to "disguise their lack of ability with stupid props," as their liner notes once put it. Green Jellö appeared on The Gong Show touting themselves as the world's worst band, but the real turning point came in 1988, when they met GWAR and learned how to sculpt props and costumes with latex, papier-mache, chicken wire, and couch cushions. They attracted a small, curious following with their bizarre, cartoonish look and wound up signing with Zoo Records as a video-only band.