Thursday, October 27, 2011

Boo: What the Chuck?

Chucky makes an appearance 
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger on Twitter

I've mentioned in previous post that wrestling companies through the years have done tie ins with other forms of entertainment.  Heck, in just a few days, the Muppets will take over Monday Night Raw.  I'm actually looking forward to that.  But one puppet who had a tie in with wrestling a decade or so ago was less than appealing to me.

For weeks on WCW Monday Nitro fans would hear a menacing laugh during the show.  It wasn't until Rick Steiner was in the ring talking about his upcoming match with his brother Scott that the source of the laughter was revealed.  About 15 seconds into Steiner's interview with "Mean" Gene Okerlund, Chucky started his cackle and popped up on the big screen.

Battle of wits...
The "star" of Bride of Chucky cut a promo on the Dog Faced Gremlin and Mean Gene.  But the bottom line was, the doll was just there to promote the upcoming film.  Now this segment lasted less than four minutes, but it has burned a memory in my brain forever.  Funny how things so lame can have such an impact on a fan.  I've never been a big fan of horror movies and I've not seen any of the Child's Play movies, so this segment didn't thrill me at all.

Thankfully, Chucky never had anymore screen time after this and the whole thing came to an end.  Just imagine, there could have been a 3 way dance with Chucky, the Road Warriors' "Rocko", and George "the Animal" Steele's "Mine".  Talk about scary...

1 comment:

  1. I'd like to see Miss Piggy take on Chucky. My money is on the pork.