For those who don’t know, the Gobbledy Gooker was an extremely ill-conceived attempt at creating a Thanksgiving mascot by WWE years ago – after teasing a mysterious giant egg for months, they had it “hatch” at a pay-per-view to reveal this guy in a cartoon turkey suit, who proceeded to square-dance with announcer Mean Gene Okerlund.
But while some bad gimmicks are considered so embarrassing they get buried forever (R-rated sitcom parody Beaver Cleavage and Mexican white-supremacist Kerwin White come to mind), the Gobbledy Gooker periodically resurfaces as a “so bad it’s good” company meme. In this case, WWE has cast him in the kind of scenario that so many fan films depict – the outlandish character living a normal life in the real world post-fame.
I’d go so far as to say that “The Gobbledy Gooker Goes to Work” is arguably a pretty smart parody of fan films. It’s certainly better written than Smackdown these days…
Two more episodes will air tomorrow, and the final two on Wednesday.