Do you remember when Mr. T and Hulk Hogan hosted Saturday Night Live?

As a way to promote Wrestlemania, and just because they were awesome, Hulk Hogan and Mr. T were brought on to host Saturday Night Live in the mid-eighties. This was a great time to be a wrestling fan and when they started running the promos like this one, I could hardly contain myself. It felt like wrestling, which I had watched with my Mother up this point, was finally going “mainstream” and would finally get accepted by my friends.

I did not record the show, but I did watch it live and have seen it a few times since. No one has posted a great copy of it online, but you can definitely piece most of the show together through a couple of sources. For example:

The thing I mostly remember was Billy Crystal as Fernando making Mr. T and the Hulkster break.


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