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WWE’s Gobbledy Gooker Gets His Own YouTube Workplace Comedy



For those who don’t know, the Gobbledy Gooker was an extremely ill-conceived attempt at creating a Thanksgiving mascot by WWE years ago – after teasing a mysterious giant egg for months, they had it “hatch” at a pay-per-view to reveal this guy in a cartoon turkey suit, who proceeded to square-dance with announcer Mean Gene Okerlund.

But while some bad gimmicks are considered so embarrassing they get buried forever (R-rated sitcom parody Beaver Cleavage and Mexican white-supremacist Kerwin White come to mind), the Gobbledy Gooker periodically resurfaces as a “so bad it’s good” company meme. In this case, WWE has cast him in the kind of scenario that so many fan films depict – the outlandish character living a normal life in the real world post-fame.

I’d go so far as to say that “The Gobbledy Gooker Goes to Work” is arguably a pretty smart parody of fan films. It’s certainly better written than Smackdown these days…

Two more episodes will air tomorrow, and the final two on Wednesday.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist