Friday, March 17, 2006

TRL Moment of the Week
The one and only Hulk Hogan dropped by on Wednesday to promote the season premiere of "Hogan Knows Best." He did an amazing cold open in with VJDamien broke a bottle over Hulk's head, and Hulk bodyslammed VJDamien through a table. He later demonstrated the correct way to rip open a Hulkamania shirt.
Knowing he would do the shirt rip, I called dibs on the remnants among the staff before the show. After he ripped it and we went to commercial, I trailed behind him, hoping he'd simply leave the shirt backstage. Instead he dropped it in the trash. I didn't want to fish it out in front of everyone, because that would seem too pathetic even for me, so I planned on waiting until the Hogans had left. Instead, Hulk's publicist said "Hulk, maybe somebody wants that" and fished it out herself. She then asked "Does anybody want this shirt?" and VJDamien immediately pounced on it. He then got Hulk to sign it! I tried to guilt VJDamien into giving the shirt to me, saying that I had hoped to get it, had called dibs on it, had planned on fishing it out of the trash myself, but he didn't bite. And now I'll never have a sweaty, tattered, autographed Hulkamania shirt.


Honorable Mention
My Shining cold open idea finally came to fruition almost 2 years after I first pitched it. We taped it on Monday using Aly & AJ instead of the Olsen twins and using Pete from Fall Out Boy instead of VJDamien. But it worked brilliantly nonetheless. Not to brag or anything...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

If a tree falls in the forest and there is nobody around
does it make a sound?

Anonymous said...

The fact the VJ wouldnt give it to you makes him even more pathetic. Or the fact you write everything he says makes him more pathetic.

Doctor Jones said...

Missing the shirt sucked, I'm sure, although even I was devising a scheme to swoop that t-shirt for myself after you called 'dibs' (Calling dibs ain't what it used to be in grade school, is it?).
However, just to be in the same room with my childhood idol, watching him block out a fight sequence - Does it count when the other half of the fight is a VJ? - and rip his shirt open??? It instantly took me back to the mid-80s at the LA Sports Arena watching the real thing.

mc5 said...

It just sounds gay to me.

Tommy Himself said...

"Dibs" is for assholes.

Joel said...

Now if it was the Ultimate Warrior, I would have been really pissed.

Brian I expect more of a fight out of you. Being that this was a "wrestling" item, how about arm wrestling for it. I smell a stunt....

Brian said...

Joel, that's a brilliant idea. I think D and I would be pretty well matched... much as we are equally pale and equally lanky, I'll bet we are equally weak.

As for you Dr. Jones, you're lucky your scheme didn't come to fruition... or you would've discovered the wrath of my 8-inch pythons.

Doctor Jones said...

I don't think you and D are equally matched. D has sex regularly thereby taking away the incredible rage that you life with every day.