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Punxsutawney Phil Will Wish You a Happy Groundhog Day on Cameo

Ellen Gutoskey
Punxsutawney Phil and his handler A.J. Dereume in 2019.
Punxsutawney Phil and his handler A.J. Dereume in 2019. / Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
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If you’re looking for TV and movie stars on Cameo, you won’t be disappointed. Its list of top requests includes everyone from Lindsay Lohan to The Office’s Brian Baumgartner. If you’re looking for a groundhog who’s known for forecasting the weather (albeit with questionable accuracy), you'll have even more reason to get excited.

Yes, Punxsutawney Phil of Groundhog Day—the holiday, not the movie—fame is available to book on Cameo.

“The Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of all Prognosticators, the only true weather predicting groundhog... Punxsutawney Phil and his Inner Circle are here on Cameo to wish you a Happy Groundhog Day!” his entry reads.

A personalized video will cost you $115, and the beloved rodent is willing to wish you more than just a happy Groundhog Day. Most users seem to request birthday wishes to send to their friends and family. “Our friend loved the video so much she cried!” one reviewer wrote. Another reviewer was a teacher who purchased a video as a way to help their students learn about Groundhog Day.

Needless to say, Phil can’t actually talk. In most of the videos, he blinks serenely as his handler, “Rainmaker” A.J. Dereume, relays the message. Dereume and the other members of the “Inner Circle”—a group of top-hatted, tuxedoed men with mainly weather-inspired nicknames like “Thunder Conductor” and “Big Chill”—take care of Punxsutawney Phil year-round.

While Phil’s predecessors have been predicting the end (or continuation) of winter since the late 19th century, the current groundhog in the position is definitely the first to use Cameo. He’ll probably be too busy on February 2 to record a bunch of videos, so now’s your chance to book him.

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