Category Archives: Other Stuff

Before They Were Stars: Jerry Seinfeld talks about sex with Dr. Ruth (1986)

I wish I had more context for this clip, but here it is! In 1986, back when he was just a stand-up comic, Jerry Seinfeld appeared on Dr. Ruth’s show to discuss sex and relationships. I find it pretty funny … Continue reading

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Gene Wilder on The Truth

The inimitable Gene Wilder passed away yesterday at the age of 83, leaving behind a Willy Wonka shaped hole in all of our hearts. To honour the late, great actor, here’s an animated interview with him from the Blank on … Continue reading

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Watching From The Back Row

I love the internet, media, and popular culture. I’ve been a movie buff my entire life, and I’ve loved TV and video games for at least as long. When social media had its boom in the mid-2000’s, I used Facebook … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: WWE Version

I’ve done a lot of “Before They Were Stars” features on World Wrestling Entertainment superstars, but the official WWE Youtube channel recently released their own compilation of “Before They Were Stars” clips. Some of these clips have been featured on … Continue reading

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Gill’s On Vacation

Hey everyone! Gill here. I’m going to be on vacation for the next week and a half, so posts on The Back Row will be sparse until my return. I hope you’re all enjoying some time in the sunshine. Expect … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Dean Ambrose Wrestles a Dark Match for TNA

One week ago today, Dean Ambrose reached the top of the pro wrestling world and became the World Wrestling Entertainment World Heavyweight Champion. Quite an achievement for a guy who used to wrestle matches in which his forehead was sliced … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Amy Schumer Takes on a Heckler

A true test for an aspiring stand-up comedian is how well they handle hecklers at their performances. In 2009, an up-and-coming comedian named Amy Schumer headlined a show in Atlanta in which an obnoxious drunk woman in the audience was … Continue reading

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The Ritz Bitz Experiment

Turner Barrowman isn’t just a comedian, he’s also a scientist, and in this experiment he wants to find out how many Ritz Bitz crackers he can hide around his apartment before he is discovered by his girlfriend. I’ll admit, Turner … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Vin Diesel as an Extra in “Awakenings”

You might remember the 1990 Academy Award-nominated drama, Awakenings, starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. If you watch the film, be sure you don’t blink during this particular scene or you’ll miss an aspiring young actor named Vin Diesel … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Jake “The Snake” Roberts is Decked by Muhammad Ali

I recently watched the documentary, The Resurrection of Jake the Snake, on Netflix, which chronicles former World Wrestling Federation superstar Jake “The Snake” Roberts and his attempts to conquer his drug and alcohol addictions. If you’re familiar with Jake the … Continue reading

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