Bit of a sub-par episode this week, but that doesn’t matter because PUPPET H IS BACK! And at about 6:00 the guy behind the puppet cracks up out of character, so this episode is self-justifying.
Oh man, they were on FIRE during the Dibiase segment. “Money can’t buy you happiness, but $20 can buy you an 8×10”, the shout-out to Deadspin, and “Maybe he should have had a gym shut down” had me howling. Awesome stuff this week.
They finally tackle the Fingerpoke! But no Puppet H this week means NO BUYS. Actually, no, Road Dogg’s Target joke cancels out the lack of puppet.
Like you, I'm very into Are You Serious, so I was wondering what you made of Matthews' snide remark of "Plus, at least this show has lasting power," when told of Zack Ryder's claims of gimmick infringement. Is this Vince laughing in the face of the Internet about Ryder's de-push? What exactly is the point of THAT supposed to be?
Also, what exactly was up with that Hade Vansen guy? What were the plans for him, and why was his planned run squashed?
I literally wasn't watching at all during the period when Vansen apparently did his one-week debut on Smackdown in 2008, so I have no clue what was up with the guy except for what I could learn from Wikipedia. Apparently he was a European guy they had in developmental who was supposed to be a big deal and go against Undertaker, and they changed their mind on him after one promo and sent him packing. That's life in the funny pages sometimes.