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Mister Perky
Aug 2, 2010


I think part of why I don't watch regularly anymore and haven't for years is because when I started Bobby Heenan was the heel color analyst and he spoiled me for all who have come since.

I'd watch and rewatch an entire show with a lackluster card if he was on the broadcast team, because his reaction to the action was always worth it even if the action wasn't.

Plus, in character he HATED Hogan which was always a balm for the kids who soured on Hogan's mega-babyface act early. Hogan was a hypocritical cheater who kept using illegal punches instead of wrestling holds and thank goodness The Brain was there to tell the truth!

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Mister Perky
Aug 2, 2010


"How many children did Stu And Helen Hart have?"

"Bobby they had 12 children."

"Oh, one of each."



Mister Perky
Aug 2, 2010


https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6171w1


IcePhoenix posted:

I...don't get this one

Honestly neither do I (and I'm fishing for an explanation) but Heenan delivers it so perfectly it's hilarious anyway. My lead theory is that it's meta. HE clearly knows what it means, so it must mean something. But it actually isn't anything, it's just the delivery, and the worker is working you. 100% conviction and belief in what he's presenting, so you buy in.

Mister Perky
Aug 2, 2010


Gavok posted:

One of my favorite Heenan moments in commentary is Michaels vs. Martel at Summerslam '92. It's a heel vs. heel match where they're fighting over the affection of Sherri and Sherri's wearing a dress that's missing two pieces in the back, meaning her cheeks were hanging out. Between that and Michaels and Martel repeatedly pulling down each other's tights for a cheating roll-up, an exasperated Heenan yelled, "I've never seen so many smiles in all my life!"

Great story I recall is when his book was coming out, RD Reynolds from Wrestlecrap got to interview him in person. Heenan was such a cool guy during this and they talked for so long that they kept going like an hour or two after running out of tape and only stopped because Heenan had to go do another interview. I don't remember much about the interview itself except when Reynolds asked him about the Ultimate Warrior in WCW. Suddenly, Heenan got up and told him to follow. You'd hear walking, doors opening and so on for about a minute until Heenan asked him to repeat the question.

"What were your thoughts on Warrior's run in WCW?"

*flushing noise*

"Better than a prune danish!"

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