80’s Television. It was nonsensical, over the top, cheesy, and most of all, terribly awesome. So it would make sense that a show like The A-Team would have wrestling’s Hulk Hogan guest star as wrestling’s Hulk Hogan. This episode alone could serve as the sole time capsule that epitomizes everything 80’s about 80’s TV shows.
A character named Uncle Grandpa immediately draws to mind inbreeding. And I’m probably not far off when you consider this cartoon character is one part Eugene, Eric Bischoff’s “special needs” nephew, and one part Beaver Cleavage (but mostly in appearance). Given that the “History of Wrestling” is the extent of which I am able to judge Uncle Grandpa on, I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s stupid. But hey, I’m not the intended demographic and I liked Beavis & Butthead and The Ren and Stimpy Show growing up so what the hell do I know? I will say that Uncle Grandpa’s treatment of professional wrestling wasn’t that bad. For a stupid cartoon. So there’s that.