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Why Mean Gene is the Best

November 20th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 32 Comments

No tricks, no “gotcha” questions, just an honest but tough interview which he pulls off under very difficult circumstances. This, my friends, is journalism.

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32 responses so far ↓

  • 1 RemmieBarrow on Nov 20, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    O..K..appartently someone needs to go to the restroom..diarhea, maybe….or some sort of obstruction….I mean, something is causing him to act like that.

  • 2 Heather on Nov 20, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I can’t understand why Shakespeare cut that particular monologue of MacDuff’s out of his Second Folio. It really would have made the confrontation with Malcolm in Act IV, Scene iii sizzle!

  • 3 awfulgoodmovies on Nov 20, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    A rare behind the scenes look at Rifftrax. *Mike is looking buff!

  • 4 Courtney on Nov 20, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    I thought Mean Gene was the guy who gave the kid a Coke. I was wrong because that’s someone else entirely and I was saddened at first. Then I found love in my heart again.

  • 5 WildRebel on Nov 20, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Yes, but he makes terrible burgers.

  • 6 ZachDaniel on Nov 20, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Wait.

    Who is Ho Kogan?

    I watched WWF when I was a kid, and I remember no such man.

  • 7 Kim on Nov 20, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Mean Joe Green? Maybe he and Mean Gene could have a mean throwdown. Know what I mean?

  • 8 Tv Miller on Nov 20, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    2:34?! I think that’s a Warrior record for being brief.

    He actually legally changed him name to Warrior. I have seen his DL (handed to me by his gorgeous wife)

    Think about it Mike…you could legally change your name to…um…Mike Nelson. Radical.

  • 9 RoninFox on Nov 20, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    It’s amazing that Gene can keep so calm and composed. John Stossel would have wet himself and run away.

  • 10 MonkeyCheezPants on Nov 20, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    And now the Ultimate Warrior has legally changed his name to “Warrior” and is a right-wing nutjob and homophobe…

    …well, I never liked him anyway. My favorite wrestler was always The Genius, AKA Leapin’ Lanny Poffo, the Wrestling Poet.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanny_Poffo

  • 11 MonkeyCheezPants on Nov 20, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmRRDtfu_8k

  • 12 Kyle from Maine on Nov 20, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    My favorite wrestler was always Drederick Tatum.

    http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Drederick_Tatum

  • 13 Dames Like Her on Nov 21, 2008 at 1:43 am

    After all that pacing and ranting, he probably has little energy left to go and feed Vaal.

  • 14 Brian O. on Nov 21, 2008 at 1:45 am

    Diarrhea is like a tiny insane wrestler inside you.

  • 15 Brian O. on Nov 21, 2008 at 1:46 am

    Ultimate Warrior Chewable Steroids, 12 million strong and ANGRY!

  • 16 Brian O. on Nov 21, 2008 at 1:46 am

    What, no love for TOR?

  • 17 justhesh on Nov 21, 2008 at 2:19 am

    I had no idea Roger from Squirm went on to become a wrestler.

    I can only imagine the phrase he shouted from atop the turnbuckle was “You ain’t got no goodway goboy! You gon’ be da’ worm face!”

    At least now we know where Parts Unknown is: Flycreek, Georgia.

  • 18 Ryan on Nov 21, 2008 at 6:10 am

    Drederic Tatum was a boxer on the Simpsons.

  • 19 Ryan on Nov 21, 2008 at 6:11 am

    Hahahahahaha! Loved that! :)

  • 20 RoninFox on Nov 21, 2008 at 6:47 am

    Some people would disagree with you on the whereabouts of Parts Unknown.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl4p5FYKsIg

  • 21 RoninFox on Nov 21, 2008 at 6:49 am

    Some disagree with you on the whereabouts of parts unknown

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl4p5FYKsIg

  • 22 Gamera on Nov 21, 2008 at 9:32 am

    What are they doing? Why was this allowed to happen?

    Was the objective to make viewers feel sick and ashamed?

    If so, mission accomplished.

  • 23 NanoRiffite on Nov 21, 2008 at 11:53 am

    And here I thought this would be about Gene Simmons of KISS, a man with lots more dignity than this guy. Okay, well, may not “lots”, but some more dignity. Or at least he’s a better dresser.

  • 24 ShutterBun on Nov 21, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Haha! Amazingly, I was coming up with a great Stossel-related jab of my own to post, only to see I’ve been beaten to the punch!

    WELL HAVE NO FEAR, RONIFOX! SHUTTER WILL BE THERE AT SANTASLAM 2008 TO VANQUISH THEE!

  • 25 Brian O. on Nov 22, 2008 at 12:40 am

    I strongly suspect that Gene wears less makeup as well.

  • 26 Rob III on Nov 22, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    The ending was the best.

    “LOO-KA MEEE, HA HO GAH. . .

    I am TAH CHO-SA-WANNN!!!!!

    EEEEEERRGHH!! ARGHHERRRR!!! BLEEEAAAARRGH!!!”

    Poignant.

  • 27 RoninFox on Nov 22, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    And try and ignore the double post, I was going all “warrior crazy” at the time. Whoops.

  • 28 SIRHAMHAT on Nov 23, 2008 at 7:21 am

    Its fun to see Gary Busey in his younger, less-crazy days.

  • 29 Steven on Nov 24, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Uh, I think you’re a little confused there, man. “Mean” Gene Okeurland is the bald guy holding the microphone. Ultimate Warrior is the wrestler that he is interviewing.

  • 30 Steven on Nov 24, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Ironically enough, The Ultimate Warrior is ALOT more nonsensical and incomprehensible than Gary Busey could EVER be!

  • 31 whatever on Jan 4, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Why does the wrestler dude have a fancy little bow-ribbon pattern on his briefs?