Hello, all. Devon here, a writer for the show. I’ve been seeing all your kind remarks about the wrestling host segment and I wanted to thank you all for that.
I pitched the sketch and co-wrote it with Tammy Golden. I figured it might be fun on a Saturday afternoon to answer some of your questions about the sketch or the episode or whatever’s on your mind as long as it isn’t math.
As good as the wrestling sketch was, brotherrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, that yearbook sketch had probably my favorite host line of the night when Jonah said he couldn’t look at the spiral cause of his motion sickness and he’d just pretend to be hypnotized.
Curious if you wrote the sketch with each performer in mind, playing to their strengths, or if they all had to learn just who the heck it was they were supposed to be imitating and rose to the challenge?
Hey Devon! Wish I could add another like to your post but I’m currently in Reaction Detention for around 10,000 more seconds.
All silliness aside, this was an awesome segment that hit all the bullet points of mid 80’s backstage promos. The concept of “MST3K host as backstage wrestling interviewer” fits really well, considering they often have to wrangle the Bots just as a commentator would have to restore order just to finish an interview. Mean Jonah Okerlund was no exception.
I don’t have any questions (for now at least) but you have my congratulations. This segment was really well written, as was the overall episode. And from my perspective as a wrestling fan, you and Tammy definitely made some history.
That was indeed a great sketch, one I am confident will become a “classic” among fans.
What I liked about it, and about the show in general last night, was that it gave us a little more of the bots’ personalities. To me, in the Netflix years, the bots seemed to be just joke spewing machines, lacking in the kind of playful interactions which we found in previous years. This sketch is a great start to what I am now confident will be a very rewarding season.
Maybe it was just me, but that sketch played like a conversation between Hogan and Macho Man, and I loved it. Mean Jonah was great, and his suit was spot on. Takes me back to my childhood. Great sketch!