Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Who Didn't Love Mike Tyson's Punch-Out?

Good news! The internets are being installed in my house today! Turns out Time Warner Cable is really, really slow. Honestly, I can hook up my cable box, just flip the damn switch, TWC. Anyway, once I have the internets at my disposal, I'll be able to return to normal posting (hopefully).

Anyway, as I said Sunday night, I was watching the ESPY's. They were hosted by basketball god Lebron James (doing a Bobby Brown song there) and Jimmy Kimmel. I've always liked Kimmel since The Man Show, but I wasn't sure whether he could make it on a late-night talk show. I knew he would make it when his show survived a week with Mike Tyson as a co-host. I love Mike Tyson because he's crazy, but my favorite thing about Tyson was Mike Tyson's Punch-Out. The only way that game could have been better was to have Phil Hartman do the commercial. If you've ever played Punch-Out, and specifically Mike Tyson, you may not think that it can be beaten, but this video shows it can happen.

Let's be honest, Mike Tyson complementing someone on their finger speed is both improbable and ironic (considering is finger rape charges). Also, if you're ever in a situation where Mike Tyson winks at you (watch his eye very closely on the screen after he is beaten), be very scared. Also, that may be one of the worst Nintendo game endings ever (that may be a challenge, I'm not sure), considering how hard it was to get there. That's the real shot to the nuts. Seriously, there should have been a bonus level like this one where you get to fight Michael Jackson as Macaulay Culkin.

If you were paying attention today, there is two Bobby Brown references in the post. I'm not really a huge Bobby Brown fan, but you know who is? Whitney Houston. And anytime I mention Whitney, I get to show my favorite clip from The Soup. A stretch? Maybe, but it is worth it.


Ross said...

You could just randomly throw that clip into every single post and I don't think anyone would mind.

D Wheezy said...

The ending of Rampage was infinitely worse. You went through the entire United States, usually two cities per state, then did it AGAIN.

The final screen was the gorilla and lizard standing on the map of the US you'd been working through, a rainbow colored "Congratulations", then they gave you a thumbs up.

Still less creepy than Mike winking at me though. Eew.

Double M said...

Here's the ending to Rampage. My brother and I bought that game for like 3 bucks from a Gamestop (or something like it) and were so mad at the ending that I'm pretty sure we broke a controller.

Here's another ending for a ridiculously hard game featuring Ronald Reagan (I think)...let's go for a burger.

D Wheezy said...

Wow. That was even worse than I remember.

Maybe I had taken something to make me forget.