Netflix GLOW Opening Credits Animated GIFS

As a kid, I watched wrestling. For a short while I could not get enough of it. That obsession happened to coincide with the release of G.L.O.W (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) and I watched that as well. Being a fan, I was pleased as punch when Netflix announced the GLOW series a few months ago. Released this week, fired it up today and it makes me very happy to report, I like it a lot.

It is a well done show, with great acting, writing and art direction. So I am moving through it pretty quickly and I think everyone should check it out. But if you are not a fan of wrestling or well done TV shows, you should at lease watch the Netflix GLOW Opening Credits.

They are a neon wrestling fantasy. A creation that is better than all of my Steven Lisberger fan fiction. It takes that wonderful style that Lisberger perfected and throws it together with some iconic wrestling moves and Patty Smyth’s The Warrior. I could go on about it for a while, but watching it will do a better job. Hopefully, it will also entice you to check out the show.

Watch the Netflix GLOW Opening Credits

After taking a break from marathoning the show this afternoon, I broke down opening credits into animated gifs. Hopefully you will get some joy out of them. Feel free to pepper them liberally on your website or social media account. Maybe it will get other people excited to watch GLOW.

Netflix GLOW Opening Credits Animated GIFS

Pretty cool right? Now run over to Netflix and start watching the show. The first episode is a little longer, but most episodes are about 30 minutes. So you will go through it very quickly. If you do that and want more, might I suggest you learn a little bit about the original G.L.O.W. Or listen to this show’s wonderful soundtrack on Spotify. Then maybe watch the show again.

Hulkamania Workout

Hulkamania Workout Set Cassette Tape from 1985

As a kid, I had a lot of friends who were into fitness. They would huddle in their basements, around rusty workbenches trying to get pumped up. On their walls were posters of the people they were trying to emulate. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mike Tyson and other beefy fellows loomed large. One of my friends was obsessed with wrestling. Naturally all of his fitness goals centered around his heroes. I remember going to his house to get him to do something else and I would hear him working out in his basement to this Hulkamania Workout Set Cassette Tape that he loved.

It’s a pretty strange workout tape. One moment it will have driving drums, saxophone and guitar, then it will get all mellow. But no matter what the background, all the while the Hulkster is barking at you. I still kind of find it unsettling. Yet, my friend ate it up. Although I would like to notes that he never seemed to cultivate any mass or develop muscles. So I am not sure that the tapes was doing him any good.

The tape came bundled with a few workout accessories that you see above. As you can see, you get the Hulkamania Workout cassette, a poster, some weights, sweat bands, a jump rope and one of those things you squeeze with your hands. They are all you need to get Hulked out. This set, in good condition goes for a pretty penny nowadays. So if you happen to see one at a flea market, scoop it up.

Listening to it now, I am amazed out how much padding is on this tape. Hulk explains some basics that I would find infuriating if I had to listen to it every time. Oh well, I wasn’t the target audience for this tape. Hulk wanted kids with iron constitutions. Kids with the patience to match their muscles.

So say your prayers, take your vitamins and get ready to hang and bang with Hulk Hogan.

Listen to the Hulkamania Workout Casette

Beyond The Mat On VHS. Amber’s Employee Pick!

Hey kids it’s me again. IseeRobots. This i just a short little post about something I came across a while back that really brought back some memories. I was poking around The Dig the other day, that’s what I call The Goodwill Outlet store, so I was poking around The Dig when i came across a box of VHS Tapes. I really, really like tapes.

I worked in the Video Store Biz for many a year and look back at those times as some of the best of my life. it was fun for me to be surrounded by movies and also to have free access to just about every movie there ever was, dude, it was too much. I was in heaven.

So anyhow, I was poking around in the box of tape when I came across this doozy here. I mean sure, Beyond The Mat is a great wrestling pic but what makes this tape so dope is the stickers. First of all, it was an Employee Pick, that’s fantastic. Second of all it says “Foley is God” which is awesome.

Beyond the Mat VHS

Beyond the Mat Back

Amber, the employee who picked this one really put herself out there as a hardcore wrestling fan with that line. Only real heads ever thought that… Eventually we all came to realize Mick Foley’s godhood but it took awhile…

Anyway, to me this is a real slice of time. First Slice, It’s a VHS tape. Second Slice, Employee Pick, Third Slice, Attitude Era Wrestling… Three of my favorite things all rolled into one.. There is also a sort of Forth Slice, it was a PVT. That’s Video Store Talk for Previously Viewed Tape.. That’s some insider lingo for ya…

Thanks for taking a peek at this dudes. Want some more of these types of Offbeat Shenanigans? Hit up ISeeRobots.Com every Wednesday for my show, The Toys R Us Report Podcast! It’s pretty fun.

The Dead Wrestlers Society

I can’t profess to be a huge fan of wrestling. I did catch the bug when I was young with British champs ‘Big Daddy’ and ‘Giant Haystacks’ and my interest was later ignited with the early days of Hulkmania, but I’m largely immune to the pleasures of the sport. I’m not however immune to the joys of viewing exceptional art, and so when that crosses path with wrestlers of the past, I have to admire it.


The Dead Wrestlers Society website is presented by London-based art studio I LOVE DUST and contains a dozen posters of those wrestling heroes who are no longer with us. The originals were presented in the Aspex Gallery back in 2011 but the website remains for you to appreciate the amazing art.


From the website:

Professional Wrestling has given us some of the most colourful and charismatic characters in sports history. Defying all attempts at labelling or categorisation these huge writhing muscular masses of outrageous behaviour clad in ever-changing wardrobes of flamboyant costumes and crazy color-ways.


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100 Three-Name ‘80s Stars

(A list of notable people from the 1980s whose names feature three parts.)

Three is a magic number—if Schoolhouse Rock! or De La Soul are to be believed. It certainly worked its magic for a number of stars in the 1980s who were known by their three-part names.

The criteria for this compilation was simply: people of note during the decade who had three parts to their name. Those who may not technically tally three separate names—whether by hyphenation, unique capitalization, inclusion of ‘nicknames’ or the use of particles (like de, la, van, von and the)—?were included in *honorary mention below.

They must also have used their triple moniker during the 80s. (For example: 21 Jump Street star Holly Robinson Peete was known simply as Holly Robinson then.)

(Note: Though extensive, this is not a comprehensive list.)

Without further ado, here are ladies of the eighties who went by three names: (listed alphabetically by the secondary portion)(with parenthetical credits specifically for their work during the ‘80s)

Lesley Ann Warren (Clue, Victor Victoria)
Penelope Ann Miller (Biloxi Blues, Big Top Pee-wee)
Meredith Baxter Birney (Family Ties)
Barbara Bel Geddes (Dallas)
Maria Conchita Alonso (The Running Man, Moscow on the Hudson)
Rae Dawn Chong (Soul Man, American Flyers)
Sandra Day O’Connor (Supreme Court Justice)
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Scarface, The Abyss)
Tammy Faye Bakker (wife of televangelist Jim, The PTL Club)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
Sarah Jessica Parker (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Footloose)
Sally Jessy Raphael (talk show host)
Wendie Jo Sperber (Bosom Buddies)
Mary Kay Place (Private Benjamin)
Keshia Knight Pulliam (The Cosby Show)
Jamie Lee Curtis (A Fish Called Wanda, Trading Places)
Sheryl Lee Ralph (It’s a Living, Oliver & Company)
Mary Lou Retton (gymnast, Scrooged)
Jean Louisa Kelly (Uncle Buck)
Lynne Marie Stewart (Pee-wee’s Playhouse)
Catherine Mary Stewart (The Last Starfighter)
Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster)
Susan Saint James (Kate & Allie)
Mary Stuart Masterson (Some Kind of Wonderful, Chances Are)
Melissa Sue Anderson (Little House on the Prairie)
Mary Tyler Moore (Ordinary People)
Moon Unit Zappa (National Lampoon’s European Vacation)
Zsa Zsa Gabor (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3)

And here are some gentlemen from back then with thrice-as-nice-names:

Brian Austin Green (Beverly Hills, 90210)
Phillip Baker Hall (Falcon Crest)
Jon Bon Jovi (singer, Bon Jovi)
Big Daddy Kane (rapper)
Harry Dean Stanton (Pretty in Pink)
Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver)
Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Batman)
Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba, Young Guns)
Joe Don Baker (In the Heat of the Night, Fletch)
James Earl Jones (Star Wars, Coming to America)
Ke Huy Quan (The Goonies, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)
Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner, Stand and Deliver)
David Lee Roth (singer, Van Halen)
Chao Li Chi (Big Trouble in Little China, Falcon Crest)
Andrew Lloyd Webber (composer: Cats, Starlight Express)
Jam Master Jay (DJ, Run-D.M.C.)
Anthony Michael Hall (Weird Science, The Breakfast Club)
Phillip Michael Thomas (Miami Vice)
Kool Moe Dee (rapper)
Charles Nelson Reilly (All Dogs Go to Heaven)
David Ogden Stiers (M*A*S*H)
David Patrick Kelly (48 Hours, Commando)
John Patrick Shanley (writer, Moonstruck)
Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser, M.D.)
John Paul Jones (musician, Led Zeppelin)
Stevie Ray Vaughan (musician)
Sugar Ray Leonard (boxer)
Robert Sean Leonard (Dead Poets Society)
Terence Trent D’Arby (singer: “Wishing Well,” “Sign Your Name”)

Here are some guys that used a letter (or two) as part of their names: (listed alphabetically by those letters)

B.B. King (musician)
C. Thomas Howell (Soul Man, Secret Admirer)
D.B. Sweeney (Eight Men Out, Lonesome Dove)
Thomas F. Wilson (Back to the Future)
Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future, Family Ties)
M. Emmet Walsh (Blade Runner, Fletch)
R. Lee Ermey (Fletch Lives)
Craig T. Nelson (Poltergeist, Coach)
T.K. Carter (227, Punky Brewster)

Honorary Mention

*As cited above, the following may be considered ineligible for the triple threat status due to varying stipulations and/or punctuation. They were included for thoroughness and debate.

JoBeth Williams (Poltergeist, The Big Chill)
Reginald VelJohnson (Die Hard, Family Matters)

Rebecca De Mornay (Risky Business)
Robert De Niro (Raging Bull)
Eriq La Salle (Coming to America)
Sabrina Le Beauf (The Cosby Show)
Simon Le Bon (singer, Duran Duran)
Dick Van Dyke (The Golden Girls)
Dick Van Patten (Spaceballs)
Joyce Van Patten (St. Elmo’s Fire)
Max Von Sydow (Flash Gordon, Dune)

Kermit the Frog (The Muppet Show)
André the Giant (The Princess Bride, WWF)
Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay (Pretty in Pink)
Oran ‘Juice’ Jones (singer, “The Rain”)
Noriyuki ‘Pat’ Morita (The Karate Kid)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (basketball player, Airplane!)
Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (Saved by the Bell)
Daniel Day-Lewis (My Left Foot)
Brian Doyle-Murray (Caddyshack)
Florence Griffith-Joyner (athlete)
Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show)
Jackie Joyner-Kersee (athlete)
Mary-Kate Olsen (Full House)
Mark Linn-Baker (Perfect Strangers)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Saturday Night Live)
Mary-Louise Parker (Longtime Companion)
Jan-Michael Vincent (Airwolf)
Jean-Michel Basquiat (artist)
Olivia Newton-John (Xanadu)
Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell)
Courtney Thorne-Smith (Summer School)
Pee-wee Herman (Pee-wee’s Big Adventure)
Yo-Yo Ma (musician)

And these may just be completely a stretch: (enjoy)

Fab 5 Freddy (hip hop artist)
Ed Begley Jr. (St. Elsewhere)
John Cougar Mellencamp (singer: “Small Town,” “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.”)
Robert Downey Jr. (Chances Are, Less Than Zero)
Captain Lou Albano (wrestler WWF)
Mount St. Helens (volcano)

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