All posts tagged: hulk hogan

Would you rather have The Nanny or Mr. Nanny?

You either loved Fran Drescher or absolutely hated her. She had a certain sex appeal about her that would attract men and a whiny high pitched voice that would repeal them at the same time. She was funny though. Funny enough to get 6 seasons and a movie! (Abed would be proud) She got six season as the star of the somewhat popular CBS sitcom The Nanny, and at the height of it’s popularity starred in a feature film where she played a similar (but not the same) character in The Beautician and the Beast. I never really watched the Nanny when it was on in the mid 1990s. I might have been too young to enjoy it at the time, or perhaps I didn’t relate to it’s humor which skewed towards females. The show took a little bit to pick up momentum and was nearly cancelled early on due to poor ratings. Apparently Jeff Sagansky (CBS president at the time) had to constantly say during affiliate meetings “Stick by The Nanny!” He knew it …

No Holds Barred: The Match The Movie

It is the epitome of 80s pop culture, it’s Hulk Hogan in his first starring film role. No Holds Barred was an 80s masterpiece of terrible dialogue, cheesy acting, fight scenes, beefcake and awesomeness! The film centers around RIP (Hulk Hogan), who is the heavyweight wrestling champion (just like in real life at the time). Ratings for his matches are beating every other television program so bad that the evil head of the World Television Network wants RIP for his own network. When he can’t get RIP, he tries to replace him with ZEUS. What happens next is a fight to the death! To promote the release of the film, WWE brought ZEUS (played by Tiny Lister) into its program to feud with the Hulk. The storyline was that ZEUS got jealous during the making of No Holds Barred and is now exacting revenge. The original plan was for Hulk Hogan to defend his heavyweight title against ZEUS at WrestleMania VI in Toronto’s Skydome. However, the film was bust and Zeus couldn’t wrestle to save …

Thunder in Paradise

I watched this show every week when I was a kid. It was mostly because I was a big wrestling fan back then and this show would have cameos from wrestlers and starred the biggest wrestler of his time Hulk Hogan, although he went by Terry “Hulk” Hogan for the show (no one wants to know your name!) I also had a soft spot for the show because I got to tour the set before the show premiered on a family trip to…I want to say Disney World? Yeah that sounds about right. My lack of memory for where the set was located goes hand and hand with my lack of memory for what this show was about. I think they were police or maybe Fed-Ex employees…who can remember. Anyway, one fact I remember about the show was the mellow tones of the opening theme song didn’t seem to match the action packed intensity of what the show was trying to be. Although, I could be wrong, you decide:

It’s Time To Rumble

It’s once again time to rumble…. Well, actually yesterday was time to rumble as the WWE put on it’s annual battle royal style pay-per-view known as the Royal Rumble. Don’t tell me who won, I PVR’d it. The Royal Rumble has been a January tradition dating back to 1988 when the first Rumble was won by Hacksaw Jim Duggan in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. For hardcore wrestling fans and casual fans alike, this is the most entertaining event the WWE puts on (outside of WrestleMania). The pay-per-view centers around it’s main event in which 2 wrestlers start in the ring, every 90 seconds a new wrestler enters until 30 men have entered the match. You eliminate opponents by throwing them over the top rope and both feet must touch the floor. Last man standing is the winner and gets a championship match at WrestleMania. I’ve seen every Royal Rumble match in history. Growing up I would rent the VHS tapes from my local video rental store (hey, remember when store’s rented movies). My personal favorite Rumbles …