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Tales from the Darkside

“Basher Malone”
Season 4, Episode 20
7/24/1998

Here’s an episode originally featured on my TV Wrestling Episodes Perfect for Halloween 10 Count! So continue reading to find out about one of the most obvious and literal depictions of good vs. evil in wrestling that’s ever been made for television.

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Women’s Wrestling TV Episodes

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With International Women’s Day having just passed, and it being National Women’s History Month, I realized I could do more to spotlight the representation of women’s wrestling (both good and bad) in pop culture. And wouldn’t you know it, there’s enough TV episodes featuring women wrestling to make a top ten list. These are the best ones.

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2016: The Year of Wrestling in Pop Culture

Supernatural-UpsetHarleyThe year’s wrapping up, and in the world of professional wrestling, journalists, fans, bloggers, etc., will be declaring their wrestlers and matches of the year. However, here at Cheap Pop Culture, I’d rather give you a breakdown of all the times pro wrestling reared its red-headed step child head in the world of pop culture. So enjoy the second annual of The Year of Wrestling in Pop Culture.

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Bob’s Burgers

Bob's Burgers-LogoLarge Brother, Where Fart Thou?
Season 7, Episode 5
11/20/2016

Bob’s Burgers is great. If you haven’t been watching, you should. This particular episode gives a brief glimpse of how incredible an entire wrestling-themed episode of Bob’s Burgers would be.

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The Strain

The Strain - Logo“The Silver Angel”
Season 2, Episode 4 
8/2/2015

It being October means reviewing something that fits in well with the Halloween season. What better show to capitalize on that than this particular episode of The Stain that features a short homage to the old school El Santo vs. movies, directed by Guillermo Del Toro himself.

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Jane the Virgin

janethevirgin-logo“Chapter Twenty”
Season 1, Episode 20
4/27/2015

In this wrestling episode, Jane the Virgin tries to show us a glimpse of what it would have probably been like if Kharma had decided to continue wrestling while being pregnant. Spoiler alert: the baby bump would’ve been used as a foreign object.

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My Name is Earl

My Name is Earl-Logo“B.L.O.W.”
Season 2, Episode 16
2/08/2007

Unlike most sitcoms, My Name is Earl had a high concept which centered on this low-life dude who wins the lottery, but then immediately gets hit by a car. Having learned what karma is, Earl creates a long list of all the people he’s ever wronged and plans to use his money to right those wrongs. In this episode he helps a woman become a Black Lady of Wrestling and also have a baby.

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