History WesternAnimation / CelebrityDeathmatch

13th Mar '17 2:18:22 PM DarkMask
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* SlobsVersusSnobs: The premise for a few fights, including Rosanne Barr vs Kelsey Grammer or the Three Tenors vs the Three Stooges.



** ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'' can also be considered a spiritual successor, in the sense that two characters from different franchises duke it out in a battle to the death.

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** ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'' can also be considered a spiritual successor, in the sense that two characters from different franchises duke it out in a battle to the death. Death Battle even occasionally uses real life celebrities (such as Justin Beiber vs Rebecca Black) as opposed to only using fictional characters.
6th Mar '17 12:03:17 PM Kingler
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* ReferenceOverdosed: The show is fueled by three things: gratuitous violence, [[ShoutOut shout outs]], and [[TakeThat jabs]]. A match will not go by without referencing [[OldShame past works]], [[UrbanLegend old rumors]], or scandals involving the depicted celebrities. Naturally, some matches are based on [[RealLifeWritesThePlot actual disputes and feuds]] between the parodied celebs.
5th Mar '17 7:27:46 PM WaterBlap
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* AscendedExtra: Famous boxing promoter Don King, who was basically [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Kenny]] during season 1, finally appeared as a fighter in season 2, the opponent being Creator/DonaldTrump.

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* AscendedExtra: Famous boxing promoter Don King, who was basically [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Kenny]] during season 1, finally appeared as a fighter in season 2, the opponent being Creator/DonaldTrump.UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump.



** Don King tries to pull this off during his match against Creator/DonaldTrump. However, Mills sees through his poorly-acted "death", and then [[spoiler:becomes averted seconds later when Trump actually does kill him.]]

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** Don King tries to pull this off during his match against Creator/DonaldTrump.UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump. However, Mills sees through his poorly-acted "death", and then [[spoiler:becomes averted seconds later when Trump actually does kill him.]]
28th Jan '17 2:39:34 PM AndyLA
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* TheyKilledKennyAgain: In the first few episodes, Don King would routinely get killed. Eventually, he would enter a Deathmatch of his own (against Donald Trump), [[spoiler:where he would be [[KilledOffForReal killed off for good]].]]

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* TheyKilledKennyAgain: In the first few episodes, Don King would routinely get killed. Eventually, he would enter a Deathmatch of his own (against Donald Trump), UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump), [[spoiler:where he would be [[KilledOffForReal killed off for good]].]]
28th Jan '17 2:36:48 PM AndyLA
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* ProfessionalWrestling: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, The Undertaker, Mick Foley, Vince [=McMahon=], and Chyna all appeared as themselves on this show. Austin was a regular cast member, providing commentary for the matches, and served as the science and weapons advisor.

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* ProfessionalWrestling: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, The Undertaker, Mick Foley, Vince [=McMahon=], and Chyna all appeared as themselves on this show. Austin was a regular cast member, providing commentary for the matches, and served as the science and weapons advisor. That said, in this series...
** ProWrestlingIsReal: And so is the kayfabe. In fact, more than real, pro wrestling is deadly, if the fact that pretty much all of the WWE wrestlers are undefeated in the show is any indication.



* RealityEnsues: After [[spoiler:James Van Der Beek defeats Saddam Hussein (beating him to death with the American flag), Mills Lane... proceeds to slap a pair of handcuffs on Van Der Beek for flag desecration, and takes him to jail.]]

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* RealityEnsues: After [[spoiler:James [[spoiler:[[Series/DawsonsCreek James Van Der Beek Beek]] defeats Saddam Hussein (beating him to death with the American flag), Mills Lane... proceeds to slap a pair of handcuffs on Van Der Beek for flag desecration, and takes him to jail.]]



** A male example is Mathew Knowles, who is revealed to have implanted a microchip in [[Music/{{Beyonce}} his daughter's]] brain to control her every move. When Missy Elliott finds out, she grabs the remote control from him and uses it to make Beyonce humiliate herself.

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** A male example is Mathew Knowles, who is revealed to have implanted a microchip in [[Music/{{Beyonce}} his daughter's]] brain to control her every move. When Missy Elliott finds out, she grabs the remote control from him and uses it to make Beyonce Beyoncé humiliate herself.



* StylisticSuck: One episode features the discovery of a time capsule with a cheaply done, TotallyRadical faux-version of the show from TheEighties where Boy George fights Don Johnson (with UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan as the guest referee). It's possibly the show's finest moment.

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* StylisticSuck: One episode features the discovery of a time capsule with a cheaply done, TotallyRadical faux-version of the show from TheEighties where [[Music/CultureClub Boy George George]] fights [[Series/MiamiVice Don Johnson Johnson]] (with UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan as the guest referee). It's possibly the show's finest moment.
27th Nov '16 7:15:29 PM DarkMask
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The show first premiered on MTV's 1997 animation show, ''Cartoon Sushi'', with Music/MarilynManson killing UsefulNotes/CharlesManson by ripping his skeleton out through his mouth. After it became a success, "Deathbowl 98" was released and shown during the [[SuperBowl Super Bowl XXXII]] halftime show. Eventually, it began running as a weekly series first on MTV from 1998 to 2002, then {{Uncanceled}} to [=MTV2=] for two more seasons in 2006 and 2007. After an eight-year hiatus, [=MTV2=] [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/celebrity-deathmatch-revived-at-mtv2-788551 announced on April 2015]] that the show would be {{uncancelled}} for a second time, and unlike the previous uncancellation, series creator Eric Fogel will be involved this time around.

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The show first premiered on MTV's 1997 animation show, ''Cartoon Sushi'', with Music/MarilynManson killing UsefulNotes/CharlesManson by ripping his skeleton out through his mouth. After it became a success, "Deathbowl 98" was released and shown during the [[SuperBowl Super Bowl XXXII]] halftime show. Eventually, it began running as a weekly series first on MTV from 1998 to 2002, then {{Uncanceled}} to [=MTV2=] for two more seasons in 2006 and 2007. After an eight-year hiatus, [=MTV2=] [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/celebrity-deathmatch-revived-at-mtv2-788551 announced on April 2015]] that the show would be {{uncancelled}} for a second time, and unlike the previous uncancellation, series creator Eric Fogel will be involved this time around.
around. Unfortunately, in November of 2016 Fogel announced via Twitter that MTV had ceased production on the re-boot for unknown reasons.
13th Nov '16 3:50:15 PM BobSaget9
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* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: In the match between [[www.dailymotion.com/video/x321938Dailymotion [=LeAnn=] Rimes and]] [[Music/WuTangClan Ol' Dirty Bastard]], ODB becomes [[BerserkButton furious]] and gets a serious second wind after Rimes insults his mother, [[spoiler:eventually beating Rimes to a bloody pulp.]] (Of course, the general theme of the match is to suggest [[MeanCharacterNiceActor that he isn't as "bad" as his reputation makes him out to be...]] [[NiceCharacterMeanActor Rimes, on the other hand...]])

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* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: In the match between [[www.dailymotion.com/video/x321938Dailymotion [=LeAnn=] Rimes and]] and [[Music/WuTangClan Ol' Dirty Bastard]], ODB becomes [[BerserkButton furious]] and gets a serious second wind after Rimes insults his mother, [[spoiler:eventually beating Rimes to a bloody pulp.]] (Of course, the general theme of the match is to suggest [[MeanCharacterNiceActor that he isn't as "bad" as his reputation makes him out to be...]] [[NiceCharacterMeanActor Rimes, on the other hand...]])
5th Oct '16 4:27:36 PM infernape612
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** The WWF Special, hosted by Wrestling/MickFoley, which revolved around three of the matches that have starred WWF wrestlers, namely Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin [[ http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/715943/celebrity-deathmatch-vince-mcmahon-vs-steve-austin.jhtml vs.]] Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, Wrestling/TheUndertaker [[http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/715703/celebrity-deathmatch-the-undertaker-vs-a-demon.jhtml vs. Captain Doody]] and [[http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/715948/celebrity-deathmatch-mankind-vs-ernest-hemmingway.jhtml Mankind vs.]] Creator/ErnestHemingway.

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** The WWF Special, hosted by Wrestling/MickFoley, which revolved around three of the matches that have starred WWF wrestlers, namely Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin [[ http://www.[[http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/715943/celebrity-deathmatch-vince-mcmahon-vs-steve-austin.jhtml vs.]] Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, Wrestling/TheUndertaker [[http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/715703/celebrity-deathmatch-the-undertaker-vs-a-demon.jhtml vs. Captain Doody]] and [[http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/715948/celebrity-deathmatch-mankind-vs-ernest-hemmingway.jhtml Mankind vs.]] Creator/ErnestHemingway.
20th Sep '16 7:24:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* PopularityPower: Subverted at times. Most infamously, the Music/WeirdAlYankovic vs. AlGore fight.

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* PopularityPower: Subverted at times. Most infamously, the Music/WeirdAlYankovic vs. AlGore UsefulNotes/AlGore fight.
15th Sep '16 6:45:52 AM MadSpy
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*** A similar thing happens in [[www.mtv.com/videos/misc/715727/celebrity-deathmatch-steve-irwin-vs-medusa.jhtml Steve Irwin vs. Medusa]] where [[spoiler:Steve doesn't even ''try'' to fight until he (accidentally) rips Medusa's head off.]]

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*** A similar thing happens in [[www.[[http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/715727/celebrity-deathmatch-steve-irwin-vs-medusa.jhtml Steve Irwin vs. Medusa]] where [[spoiler:Steve doesn't even ''try'' to fight until he (accidentally) rips Medusa's head off.]]
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