Comic-Con Interviews: We Asked Vikings’ Travis Fimmel About The Baby Goat

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Yes, I had the opportunity to speak to the cast and creator of History’s Vikings at San Diego Comic-Con, and the first question I asked Travis Fimmel (aka Ragnar Lothbrok) was about baby goats. I DO WHAT I WANT!

It all started in Season 2. Our eagle-eyed Vikings recapper Rebecca Pahle started noticing a theme. Ragnar found a way to cuddle an adorable baby goat in more than one scene.


Adorable GIFs were had and the official Viking’s twitter account even got in on the fun!

It was a whole thing. Or at least, that’s what we thought when we asked Fimmel about the sensation when we met him.

The Mary Sue: Can we talk baby goats and how that completely blew up? How everyone loves that you are holding baby goats in the show?

Travis Fimmel (TF): Oh, did they?

TMS: Yeah.

TF: That’s funny…I had a lamb one time, it was a lamb. Yeah, I dunno. I just walked past and I grabbed one. I needed something to hold because the two girls that were sitting next to me weren’t very happy with me…I got comfort in them.

TMS: You have to do it more, because the internet loved it.

TF: Oh, did they?

My reactions in the order they occurred:





Ok, Fimmel, I forgive you. But only if you EMBRACE THE GOAT. Both in spirit and all of Season 3.

More non-baby goat Vikings interview content coming your way later this week and next!

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Jill Pantozzi
Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."