Thomas J. Hart’s No Holds Barred begins its bellicose exchanges on a black screen, the verbal wranglers out of sight but indelible by the sound of their voices. “I dress for the occasion!” color commentator Jesse “the Body” Ventura proclaims to his straight-man counterpart, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, who’s just pointed out the audacious outfit of the Body. “I’m dressed of course stupendously!” Ventura adds. “Stupendously I…think would have to be the word,” Okerlund says before returning attention to the eagerly anticipated clash about to transpire in the ring.
Monday, March 31, 2014
"Dressed for the Occasion": On Vince McMahon and Hulk Hogan's "No Holds Barred"
Welcome. It's the Niles Files fourth annual April Fool's blog. Undermining my reputation like nothing else, which is hard. Hi! Again, hi! If you're really bored and life is still pointless, like it was last year, check out 2013's entry on UHF, 2012's piece on Young Einstein,or the selection from the year before that, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Have a good day! Wheeeee!