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Room 104

Avalanche
Season 4, Episode 3
8//2020

Room 104 is an anthology series, similar to The Twilight Zone or Black Mirror, and is on whatever variation of HBO is currently streaming right now. Every episode is a different story that takes place in hotel room 104. This particular episode is the spiritual successor to the 2008 movie, The Wrestler.

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The Jeff Foxworthy Show

“Wrestling Opera”
Season 2, Episode 21
4/28/1997

If you watched The Jeff Foxworthy Show you might’ve been a redneck. Or one of the very few people who watched this sad attempt at capturing the magic of the TGIF-style family sitcom. It was another in a long list of examples that not all comedians’ material translates to the sitcom format.

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Love

Netflix

Bertie’s Birthday
Season 3, Episode 5
3/9/2018

Netflix’s Love was a great anti-romantic comedy series made even better by having their own wrestling episode.

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Weird Science

Hulu

“Men in Tights”
Season 4, Episode 2
1/13/1996

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Kim Possible

Dailymotion

“Pain King vs. Cleopatra”
Season 1, Episode 12
9/6/2002

At the beginning of February, the Disney Channel announced that they were going to do a live-action movie based on the Kim Possible cartoon. In a tweet prompting their fans to drop suggestions as to who should play the titular character, WWE’s Becky Lynch decided to nominate herself. After seeing this episode, it’s obvious the live-action Kim would definitely need to know her way around the ring. And have orange hair.

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Boy Meets World

Hulu

Settle in for a triple feature with a look back at the trio of cameos from one Leon White, a.k.a Big Van Vader, a.k.a Francis (Leslie) Stecchino.

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Grimm

Amazon Prime

“Silence of the Slams”
Season 5, Episode 13
3/18/2016

Not counting the animated Scooby Doo TV episodes, I think this might be my last entry regarding spooky wrestling-themed TV episodes. It’s also my favorite title of the spooky wrestling episodes. I’m surprised this hasn’t been used as an actual title of a Halloween-themed indy wrestling¬†show. Continue reading “Grimm”

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Animaniacs

Netflix

“Fake”
Season 2, Episode 4
11/12/1994

Despite watching this episode when it was still available on Netflix, today it was announced that Hulu will not only be adding Animaniacs (and, more importantly, Tiny Toon Adventures) to their catalog of shows, but that they’ve given a two-season order to revive the show. Now here’s Animaniacs crapping on pro wrestling and its fans.

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Step by Step

Hulu

Beautiful Ladies of Wrestling
Season 5, Episode 13
1/12/1996

Because My Name is Earl wasn’t the first sitcom to do a “clever” pun on the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling name, I give you the Step by Step wrestling episode.

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How I Met Your Mother

CBS

“Robots Versus Wrestlers”
Season 5, Episode 22
5/10/2010

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