"Hey, new Kane Stacker 2 ad! Kane rides a scooter! You know, I bet he actually goes out and DOES that in real life"
"We can't bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell them stories that don't go anywhere. Like that time I took the ferry over to Shelbyville; I needed a new heel for my shoe. So, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickle, and in those days, nickles had pictures of bumblebees on them. "Give me five bees for a quarter," you'd say. Now where were we? Oh yeah, the important thing was that I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn't have any white onions, because of the war; the only thing you can get was those big yellow ones." -Abe Simpson
Originally posted by ripblazerI'm afraid they'd include Mae Young's severely unfunny delivery of the hand.
That doesn't belong on a WWF Funniest Moments tape...
..it belongs on THE GREATEST THINGS EVER TELEVISED IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD tape.
It was a world-class non-sequitor, and ranks up there with the entire run of Green Acres as a high water mark of absurdist television.
And of course now, they pay tribute to it each week by letting the now-grown up handbaby star as part of the Smackdown! set.
Hey, some of us watch RAW for the occasional bit of terrific wrestling. Some of us watch it for the behind-the-scenes storylines and fan interaction. I watch it for the handbaby and other bits of abject absurdity.
I don't know if anyone will remember this, but I laughed until my stomach cramped over it. It was back when RAW first was on TV on the USA network. I mean, it had JUST started and was pre-taped and always held in that sucky-looking arena with a balcony. One night Vince couldn't be there to commentate (this was pre-evil Vince days), so they go a Vince lookalike and put him on there with the subtitle "NOT Vince McMahon" below him on the screen. He mocked McMahon all night, basically just screaming "OFF THE ROPES AND....DOOOOOOOOWN TO THE CANVAS! WHATTAMANUEVER! IT'S RAAAAAWWW! UNNNN-BEEEE-LEEEVALBE!" and other crappy McMahon expressions for EVERYTHING. I mean, a guy could do an Irish Whip and this guy was yelling, "WHAT INTESTINAL FORTITUDE ON THE PART OF ****!!!" I died. I really did.
YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME!?! - The immortal, chilling words of...The Shockmaster!
Crash Holly was Hardcore champion but had just lost the belt to Gerald Brisco while he was sleeping in the APA's office (he paid them off so he could rest for a while).
Couple segments later, APA is back at their office, leisurely playing some poker. Crash storms in and throws a complete tantrum, bitching out the guys for not protecting him during his nap. The camera then pans over to Bradshaw looking up at Crash, with a hilarious look of disbelief on his face, and a cigar hanging off his mouth. I nearly pissed myself...
i don't know how it came off on tv, but i was there live and we poped like a mofo, and when he hit the big boot and leg drop we were ALL counting, it was surreal...
-- Ladies and gentlemen take my advice, pull down your pants and slide on the ice. -- Satisfaction GUARENTEED!!!! or you owe me ONE MILLION DOLLARS!!!!!!!!!!! -- Ubermonkeys is a TOOL, please kick him in the JUNK. R-D-Z
I'll say basically everything from the end of Bret Hart/rise of Stone Cold period in '97 all the way up to the end of the Invasion was the best time for me. It's a broad period, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.