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#41 cheapshot

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:59 AM

There is a truly awful BMX bike movie from the 80s called Rad. In the final act, our hero is competing in a BMX race and executes a backflip on his bike en route to victory. The TV announcer blurts out, "Hulk Hogan, eat your heart out!"

It didn't make sense then. It doesn't make sense now.


I love the John Farnham song - Thunder In Your Heart, from that film!

#42 bradhindsight

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:36 AM

Cheers - Hulk Hogan is wrestling on tv.

Woody: "Wow Hulk Hogan really is amazing"

Frasier: "Hulk's thing is fixed, Woody"

Woody: "Wow, that's a real shame that Hulk Hogan can't have children"


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:38 AM

I remember at the beginning of Ace Ventura, where Jim Carrey replaces a guy's real dog with a stuffed one, you see the guy sitting in a recliner watching TV and he's watching wrestling. Although you don't see the TV, you hear the announcer say something like "he's really favoring his knee there". I am terrible at explaining things so I hope that makes sense to at least someone other than me.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 09:07 AM

The first ever episode of Elementary features a Charlie Haas ROH promo on TV in a bar...



#45 Jesse Ewiak

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:03 PM

The first ever episode of Elementary features a Charlie Haas ROH promo on TV in a bar...


Cheap footage to buy, especially for a pilot where there's no guarantee you're going to be picked up by the network.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 10:15 AM

The most unusual and disturbing one was when CNN was reporting on a child porn ring being busted, and the guy shown arrested was wearing a DX T-shirt.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 08:54 AM

Overheard some old guy on the front of the bus use the names "Jumbo Tsuruta" and "Genichiro Tenryu" in a conversation the other day, couldn't make out what he was talking about otherwise.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 10:01 AM

There's an episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch where Billy Gunn is wrestling for reasons I couldn't possibly remember.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:31 AM

Billy Gunn and Hot Chocolate (the drink, not the band).

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 03:49 PM

Wrestlers on Mario Bro's TV show was always fantastic for me as a youngster:

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 10:59 AM

Davari, Fat Pat Kenney and Jeff Jarrett turned up on the latest Morgan Spurlock documentary on Male Grooming. I now know Davari's shaving habits. Thanks Netflix for recommending me this gem.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:25 AM

With all the Seinfeld fans around here, surprised Kramer's description to, and attempt to demonstrate on George, Killer Kowalski's "Squeezing The Fat" spare tire hold during "The Parking Garage" episode hasn't been brought up.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:49 PM

Today on Jeopardy, there was a category called "Stone Cold Jane Austen". Ha!

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:14 AM

Don't forget the awesome Bret Hart cameo on The Simpsons.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 05:50 PM

Don't forget the awesome Bret Hart cameo on The Simpsons.


That cameo always made me think.

First, I was convinced it wasn't him (that "The Simpsons" had used his likeness, but not his voice) because his line delivery is so *not* the recognizably Canadian, super straightforward Hitman you heard in the WWE. Also, if I remember his lines correctly, they were more Freddie Blassie than Bret Hart.

Then, as I saw that episode over and over on syndication, I switched my thinking to be that it definitely was him but that he was probably told to read the lines like a lunatic because his typical delivery wasn't "big" enough.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 06:24 PM

With all the Seinfeld fans around here, surprised Kramer's description to, and attempt to demonstrate on George, Killer Kowalski's "Squeezing The Fat" spare tire hold during "The Parking Garage" episode hasn't been brought up.


There was also another episode where Jerry says something like, "the Three Stooges without Larry would be like professional wrestling without a referee. You don't really need him, but it wouldn't be the same without him." In the Bizzaro Jerry episode, he mentions that his date's massive hands resembled George "The Animal" Steele's.

Of course, there was also a Baywatch episode featuring the likes of Flair, Vader, Sullivan, Savage and Hogan.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:32 PM

That cameo always made me think.

First, I was convinced it wasn't him (that "The Simpsons" had used his likeness, but not his voice) because his line delivery is so *not* the recognizably Canadian, super straightforward Hitman you heard in the WWE. Also, if I remember his lines correctly, they were more Freddie Blassie than Bret Hart.

Then, as I saw that episode over and over on syndication, I switched my thinking to be that it definitely was him but that he was probably told to read the lines like a lunatic because his typical delivery wasn't "big" enough.


I love this moment from WOR.

The Frugal Canadian.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:27 AM

There's the It's Always Sunny "The Gang Wrestles for the Troops" episode where the gang is watching Hulk Hogan and Nikolai Volkoff on a laptop. Rowdy Roddy Piper appears in the episode too as the Maniac and the gang then wrestles as the Birds of War against Cricket who wrestles as the Talibum and Frank interferes as the Trashman and hits Cricket with a trash can and cuts hits neck wide open and Cricket bleeds while the crowd cheers Frank.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:39 PM

Just watching 1982's Creepshow and during the second story Stephen King himself is playing the most ridiculously stereotypical cross-eyed country hick ever. He's in a pair of dirty dungarees. He sits down to watch TV and its WWF: Bob Backlund vs. Sika with Vince very audibly calling the action. "Backlund working the arm of Samoan Number 1" Most unexpected!

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:40 PM

See Johnny has mentioned this before :D

Speaking of Stephen King, in the "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" segment of Creepshow, he's watching Bob Backlund wrestle one of the Samoans.






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