Someone Bought This: Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling comic book ad

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Hulk Hogan Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling 1985 CBS Saturday Morning Cartoons Comic Book Ad

 Crapper Paul S. writes:

Here’s a comic book ad from 1985 hyping CBS’s new Saturday Morning line-up heavily featuring Hulk Hogan’s “Rock ‘n’ Wrestling.  1985 would be something of a jinxed year for CBS as the “Young Astronauts” cartoon would be canceled before the first episode ever aired because of the Challenger tragedy, while Jim Henson’s “Little Muppet Monsters” which aired back to back with Muppet Babies would be pulled after a handful of episodes because Jim Henson himself didn’t think the show as up to his standards.

Ah yes, Little Muppet Monsters was indeed terrible (kudos for even remembering it) but…

I’d still totally watch this lineup on Saturday mornings with a bowl of Lucky Charms today.

Gotta love the timely Cyndi Lauper reference!

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16 Responses to "Someone Bought This: Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling comic book ad"
  1. Doc75 says:

    wow poor Hulk couldnt even get the artist to draw him a full head of hair in the ad

  2. John C says:

    As a consolation they did give The Hulkster, Wonder Woman’s Magic Bracelets to wear. Which was good since Hulk had a tough time dealing with guys who could actually shoot on him in the ring.

    • El Rob says:

      Also noticed that Hogan’s wearing black and white striped trunks…because solid yellow would’ve been too difficult to do?

      As for the baldness, they overcompensated for it in WWE 2K15 for sure…Hogan wishes his hairline was ever that full!

  3. Jimbolian says:

    Having Hulk Hogan put over the Wuzzles is like seeing The Rock put over Friendship Is Magic.

    Hanna-Barbera has John Cena’s number on speed dial though whenever Fred Flintstone needs help selling Fruity Peebles.

  4. Sean Bateman says:

    Seeing Muppet BAbies and Hulk Hogan in this ad gave me a flashback from Hogan’s appearance in Meuppets From Space!

  5. The Doctor of Style says:

    Good job, Paul S. I submitted this ad, too, but ya beat me to it!

    I like how the ad resembles a wrestling card, with Rock n’ Wrestling as the “main event”, “midcard” shows like Muppet Babies get smaller pictures, & a few “lower card” shows are stuck with text only. Poor Charlie Brown never could get a break.

  6. theJawas says:

    And since when is it “Muppets” Babies? And what’s with the monsters?

    • C, says:

      It’s “Muppets, Babies and Monsters”, with the monsters being a failed companion show as mentioned in the text.

  7. Boffo97 says:

    Ah, yes, I fondly remember Hogan’s black and white striped briefs phase…

  8. Jay "The Brain" Mann says:

    I wish Saturday morning cartoons hadn’t died. Back in the day, they were EVERYWHERE! Nowadays, there’s… nothing, really. It’s sad. ;(

  9. Anonymous says:

    This cartoon was hilariously lazily written/animated and poorly produced. Has it ever been inducted?

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