I Mistook Gobbledy Gooker For A Real Turkey And Had The Best Thanksgiving Ever
We all have that one dramatic Thanksgiving dinner story. But it doesn’t get much worse than what happened to me last year. Instead of purchasing a large succulent turkey for my family, I brought home the short-lived 1990s World Wrestling Federation turkey-day mascot, The Gobbledy Gooker.
You might be asking yourself, “Joey, how could you possibly mistake a 230 lb member of the famed Guerrero family in a pretty obvious turkey costume for a nine lb dead, frozen bird?” Let’s just say I was in a hurry at the checkout counter.
A Fam of Triptophanatics
Bringing a full-grown man in an old mascot costume to dinner instead of the large frozen bird I’d intended to purchase could have been a total disaster, but once my family saw this wonderful guy with his googly eyes made of tennis balls, they completely forgot about their craving for turkey.
You might be wondering why the man, Hector Guerrero, was hanging out in a Los Angeles supermarket on Thanksgiving. In his full Gobbledy Gooker costume. In the frozen poultry aisle. He didn’t say, and I didn’t ask.
And why does he still have that costume? You’d think that WWE owns it and would keep it in their warehouse. The Gobbledy Gooker was such a niche character, so it’s not like Hector Guerrero would have a costume custom made. Or would he?
Instead of probing into any of the many (many) questions one might have in this situation, we did what anyone would when they find themselves hanging out with The Gobbledy Gooker. We did that weird dance he did that one time with Mean Gene Okerlund!
He did that dance with me, my wife, my kids, my grandparents, and even those weird neighbor kids. After doing this for what seemed like hours, we all passed out with a smile on our faces. It was the best Thanksgiving ever.
Oh, and if you’re wondering if my family and I cooked and ate Hector Guerrero in his Gobbledy Gooker costume after all of this happened, yes. Yes we did. Happy Thanksgiving!
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