If you missed the sad news, wrestling legend Bobby “The Brain” Heenan passed away this week. If you are (or were) a wrestling fan, you know that Heenan was a one-of-a-kind treasure, with a gift of gab that few could ever hope to match.
Two peeps suggested this Halloween-themed Heenan video, so I’m just gonna give them co-credit: Thanks to LBD “Nytetrayn” and Tank for tonight’s pick!
It’s a special Halloween episode of WWF Prime Time Wrestling, from 1989. So over the top, so cheesy, so wonderful.
Rest in peace, Brain.
Since it came up in today’s article, I figured we’d run this tonight:
Remember this? Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction?
Hosted by Jonathan Frakes, this FOX TV special from 1995 included footage of a purportedly legitimate alien autopsy. It wasn’t legitimate, of course, but I still love this wacky special.
Here’s a cheesy-but-charming pick from Teddy Ray:
In Wikipedia’s words, Monster Mash is a “horror-themed musical” from 1995, based in large part on Bobby Pickett’s famous song. Pickett also stars in the movie, along with a real bag of mixed nuts, including Candace Cameron, John Kassir and Jimmy Walker, to name a few.
I’ve owned this on VHS for years, but never got around to watching it. I thought it was some made-for-TV deal, but it seems like this actually had a theatrical release.
(Seriously though, doesn’t it scream “Sunday night movie” in the best way? Pretend you’re 10, stuck with network television, and avoiding homework.)
I ran this video during last year’s Countdown, but Saturday nights during the Halloween season are special occasions, and I wanted to make the most of this one with a true classic:
Here’s Garfield’s Halloween Adventure, from 1985. For me, no Halloween season is complete until I see Garfield dressed like a pirate.
Before you hit play, make sure you’re prepared! Grab some candy, wrap yourself in a throw blanket, light a weird scented candle and hit the lights.
(After tonight, there will only be six Saturdays left before Halloween. Trust me, they will go quick!)
Here’s your Free-For-All Friday Thread, where you’re free to talk about whatever you want!
(You know, within reason.)
Tonight’s background noise: The soundtrack to the original Halloween… in celebration of the fact that Jamie Lee Curtis was just announced for Blumhouse’s 2018 movie!
Happy Free-For-All Friday!