It Came From YouTube: The Gobbledy Gooker dances with his new wrestler friends

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By now I’m sure most all of you have seen The Gobbledy Gooker’s infamous debut at Survivor Series 1990 where he hatched from an egg, and square danced with Mean Gene Okerlund to “Turkey In The Straw”.

But did you know he appeared in vignettes shortly afterward on WWF Superstars and WWF Challenge? I guess they wanted to get some more use out of the costume before it went into mothballs.

So here he is hanging out with such legends as Tugboat, Koko B. Ware, Saba Simba (I just love the serene, happy expression on Saba’s face as he marches in place like one of the Palace Guards from The Wizard Of Oz as the Gooker gobbles on in confusion), and The Bushwhackers.

Sadly, he disappeared (mostly) for good shortly after this. Oh no… Maybe Saba Simba hunted and ate him?! He did look sort of hungry!

I’d love to hear the story of how The Gooker and Tugboat met and became good friends. I have a feeling there’s a great story there that we’re just not hearing…

Can you imagine all of these characters together at some WWF office party? How fantastic would that be?

P.S- Yes, it’s The Gobbledy Gooker and The Shockmaster dancing together. My dreams have come true!

Happy Thanksgiving, Crappers!

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33 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: The Gobbledy Gooker dances with his new wrestler friends"
  1. Nick Nutter says:

    All I could think while watching this video was: “This…actually happened…”

  2. Neuronin says:

    Tugboat’s thinkin’: “Poor Héctor. They’d NEVER get me to wear an embarrassing disguise and bust through something in front of a huge crowd.”

  3. Dancing Saba Simba makes this clip for me.

  4. Lee W says:

    And to think that the last Guerrero until Hector who used a name beginning with G (beside the surname) was their dad Gory

  5. Dave says:

    I KNEW I didn’t imagine these! I always knew people were wrong when they said the Gooker never appeared on WWF television again… thanks for reaffirming my sanity for me!

  6. John says:

    That was like if crap took a bigger crap on crap while feeling crappy to begin with. Wow that was crap. And why no Big Bully Busick or no Berzerker to complete the crapfest.

  7. Mike Hunt says:

    i’ve never written these three letters together before since I am a 33 year old man, but, OMG!

  8. Rose Harmon says:

    Mike, please tell me that your screen name is intentional.

  9. Justin Henry says:

    Will the Gooker and Saba Simba make it to the WrestleCrap Survivor Series Grand Finale?!?!

  10. Joe Ward says:

    How did he not form a team with Red Rooster? It writes itself, dammit!

  11. John C says:

    I wonder if Tony Atlas was attracted to those big Gooker feet he had. If only there was an album of Koko and Gooker doing duets.

  12. George from Dudleyville NY says:

    Other then the usual stuff, I’m thankful for I’m serious. Between the clip of what the superstars were thankful for and the Gooker vid, my earliest wrestling memories live again (my VHS are in storage). This site and it’s contributors never disapoint. Thank you all and happy holidays.

  13. Mister Forth says:

    Tough to believe he debuted the same night as a certain deadman.

  14. Jeremy says:

    At least Vince learned his lesson from this and never had anyone appear in an over-sized animal costume again…..oh right.

  15. the14thListener says:

    I would welcome Hector as the Gooker to return and be the referee in a Triple Threat Match between El Torito, The Bunny and Hornswoggle in Gator Suit, if it meant all those gimmicks would stop after the match was concluded.

  16. Mr. Glen says:

    Surely, WCW could have called a truce with Vince and have allowed the Black Scorpion to make a crossover appearance to set a new world record for the amount of crap allowed on screen at one given time.

  17. GeneMean says:

    Was the Bushwhackers calling their fan “Little Whack-a-roos” really a thing? Please tell me it was really a thing.

  18. Geoff says:

    Names of tag teams for Gooker and Koko or Roster:

    1. High Flyers
    2. Thighs and Drumsticks
    3. Because Turkeys Have No Nuggets
    4. Spreadeagles
    5. Gibberish and Gobbedly Gook
    6. The Feather Express
    7. The Flying Friends Connection
    8. Fine Feathered Friends

    Vince missed a chance. He really did. And I hate to say it but the Gooker would’ve been a good mascot/mgr to the Bushwackers. None of them made any sense but the Bushwackers were well liked that I think if Gooker was paired with them, he would’ve been liked too. Or because he was so hated, they would’ve been a little less liked.

  19. Geoff says:

    Ooops typo. Meant Rooster. As in Red Rooster.

  20. Sean Bateman says:

    I do not know what is worse between Hector Guerrero as the Gooker or Tony Atlas as Saba Simba

  21. Thomas Moffatt says:

    I’d sooner listen to a Gooker promo than one by Nipple H…

  22. Gerard says:

    Something I never thought about till now the gooker never wrestled I thought that they would have put him in the ring at least one time???

  23. MistaMaddog says:

    25 years later, WWE wrestlers are still hanging with the Gooker…

  24. Stone Cold Warlord says:

    I remember some of these clips from those super cheap Coliseum Videos they would sell at Toys R Us and Kmart back in the day. I’m pretty sure the Tugboat and Bushwackers ones were on the “Funniest Moments” tape.

  25. Sean Bateman says:

    Poor Hector.

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