Nike and UO Make ‘Animal House’ Parody
Stars Ashton Eaton, Galen Rupp, Marcus Mariota
On Saturday, Nike released a video parodying the toga party in the 1978 movie Animal House featuring noted University of Oregon alumni, including decathlon world record holder Ashton Eaton, 2012 Olympic 10,000-meter silver medalist Galen Rupp, and 2013 World Championship silver medal relay sprinter English Gardner, among others.
Animal House was filmed in Eugene, Oregon, and features the Ducks’ football stadium, Autzen Stadium, as well as Hayward Field, where Steve Prefontaine raced, according to Nike. In the original film and parody, the crowd dances to “Shout” by Otis Day and the Knights, which plays between the third and fourth quarters of every Oregon home football game.
The relationship between Nike and the University of Oregon spans four decades. Nike designer Tinker Hatfield also appears in the video.
Watch it here: