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Piggy Piggy 

Ben sees a new patient who is terrified by the legend of a man who slaughters those who repeat a specific mantra into a mirror.


Michael Uppendahl


Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan McDermott ... Dr. Ben Harmon
Connie Britton ... Vivien Harmon
Evan Peters ... Tate Langdon
Taissa Farmiga ... Violet Harmon
Denis O'Hare ... Larry Harvey (credit only)
Jessica Lange ... Constance Langdon
Eric Stonestreet ... Derrick
Frances Conroy ... Moira O'Hara
Matt Ross ... Dr. Charles Montgomery
Sarah Paulson ... Billie Dean Howard
Brando Eaton ... Kyle Greenwell
Ashley Rickards ... Chloe Stapleton
Alessandra Torresani ... Stephanie Boggs
Jordan David ... Kevin Gedman
Tom Gallop ... Mr. Carmichael


Ben is now living elsewhere but still meets patients in the house as they can't afford anything else. It doesn't sit well with Vivien who would like him to just go away. Ben's latest patient is someone who thinks he can conjure up an urban legend, a killer with the head of a pig. Vivien has an amnio and traces the technician who did her first ultra sound. She scoffs at what she hears. Moira tells Vivien what she thinks about her marriage and Vivien asks her to leave. Violet meanwhile learns of a massacre at her high school in 1994 and Tate's role in it. She also learns about Tate's mother. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

9 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Tate (Evan Peters) imitates shooting himself in the head with his finger is a direct reference to the 1976 film Taxi Driver (1976), where the main character Travis Bickle, played by Robert De Niro, does the exact same thing in the same manner after his big shootout scene at the brothel near the end of the film See more »


When Tate is surrounded by the SWAT team, as he gets the gun (no shots have been fired) you can see blood on Tates neck. See more »


Tate: I like birds, too.
Violet Harmon: Why do you like them?
Tate: Because they can fly away when things get too crazy, I guess.
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References Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »


American Horror Story Theme
Written by Cesar Davila-Irizarry and Charlie Clouser
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The Shooter at the Westfield High
14 April 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Violet research the Internet and finds that 1984, a shooter killed several students at the Westfield High and then was killed by the SWAT at home. When she sees the photography, she realizes that the shooter was Tate. Then she meets her father and tells that darkness is killing her up. She meets Constance that introduces the medium Billy Dean to help her. Then she meets Leah and gets sleeping pills Ben has a new patient, Derrick, who is scared of urban legends, particularly the Piggy Man. Later he dies at home killed by a thief. Meanwhile Vivien eats weird delicatessens delivered by Constance to Moira.

"Piggy Piggy" is a weird episode of "American Horror Story". What Tate did is finally disclosed. The food prepared by Moira for Vivien is suspicious. What might her be generating? Why the house attracts and traps so many ghosts is the question to be answered. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Piggy Piggy"

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