Fred was the pet cockatoo on the crime drama Baretta and is best remembered for the fact that he would often talk to the series’ protagonist, played by Robert Blake. He was usually seen perched on Baretta’s shoulder as he walked down the street or when he would go on a drive to survey the neighborhood.

Most impressive is that when Fred's original trainer first started to work with him, Fred could only speak Chinese. But before long, the cockatoo learned English and a whole array of other tricks, such as riding a bike and running on a treadmill.