It Came From YouTube: Donnybrook Theatre

11 Submitted by on Fri, 07 August 2015, 06:55

So this was a thing that happened…

I like that even though everyone involved had to have known this was terrible and stupid and unfunny, they just kind of went with it and kept going. I can sort of respect that.

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11 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Donnybrook Theatre"
  1. John C says:

    If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a million times, Pettingzoo has to be the most punchable person on the face of the planet. What a terrible concept this fiasco was, what was the appeal, how would it draw ratings or sell tickets. Alfred was rolling over in his grave just sitting in the chair. Fuji Bandito this was not.

    • Captain Ron says:

      Dude, I live in the NYC area and my ex-wife used to listen to Pettingzoo’s “wacky” morning show on the radio. AIDS is funnier than that crap. Not just that, but do a Google image for him – check out the picture with the douchey frosted hair and the soul patch. Seriously, I wanted to print out that picture, put gasoline on it and set it ablaze.

  2. ScroogeMcSuck says:

    How did WWF not go out of business in 1995-96.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      By the skin of their teeth.

      • ScroogeMcSuck says:

        I know this was inducted years ago (archives rule!), but my GOD, Donnybrook Theatre has to be the new critical when it comes to bad wrestling and wrestling related skits. The out-of-touch humor, the lack of comedy, that kid in the crowd having what looks like a scripted seizure trying to pretend to be excited, someone dressed as HULK HOGAN for the sake of making him look like a chump… I honestly stopped the video at 5 minutes because it was just that bad. Stuff like this (and a more modern example, Rosie vs. Donald) things that make it hard to defend my favorite form of entertainment.

  3. Jimbolian says:

    I just had to stop watching around the :40-:50 mark when Pettengil started prancing around. It’s like someone told him he was the new host of Steampipe Alley.


  4. Sean O says:

    I remember watching this on WWE On Demand back when it was a thing and immediately asking WrestleCrap to induct it. The end of the week to my surprise, IT WAS! Maybe coincidence but I almost feel I got a request inducted ^_^

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if R.D read your request and that’s why it got inducted. 🙂

  5. DarthPitch says:

    The Vaudevillains might have made this work…if not for Pettingill.

  6. TMM says:

    Seriously, what was the point of that thing, even with proper actors it would be bad so imagine with wrestlers …

  7. Bone White says:

    What on earth did Pettingill have on Vince to get this made? Extraordinarily bad

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