The six best 'Celebrity Deathmatch' fights


If you love gore in the form of Claymation celebrities, then you should be pumped: Entertainment Weekly is reporting that MTV’s ’90s hit Celebrity Deathmatch is coming back (for a third time) to MTV2.

These are our fave match ups:

The Spice Girls vs. Hanson

This was the headlining matchup on the first episode during the Super Bowl halftime in 1998. Does a better illustration exist for what the world was like before the new millennium?

Colonel Sanders vs. Dave Thomas

Why’d the chicken cross the road? To whoop a burger’s ass, presumably…

Elton John vs. Ozzy Osbourne

This is so old that there are topical jokes about Elton just having been knighted. Oh my goodness…

Michael Jackson vs. Madonna

This one is just a little sad to watch, with Michael’s passing and all (RIP), but really interesting to see the place MJ and Madonna occupied in the early 2000s vs. what we all think and feel about them today (cannot. unsee. Madonna. kissing. Drake.).

Eminem vs. Kid Rock

This one is so ’90s it hurts. A bad TRL pun, an appearance from Carson Daly. Kid Rock existing at all! It’s hard to believe we all lived through this.

Marilyn Manson vs. Garth Brooks

MM defends his title (the one he won after annihilating Hanson and the Spice Girls in the first episode) against country idol Garth Brooks. Marilyn probably shoulda used some of those moves in that recent Denny’s fight…

Let’s quit pretending the ’90s aren’t officially back, okay? The list of reboots recently announced has made it clear that media has heard our cries of longing for the GAK-drenched,  grungy neon sarcasm of yore. From Teletubbies to Full House to the Clarissa Explains book to the world of wrestling, it’s pretty clear how comfortable we’ve all become living in the past.

Akilah Hughes is a comedian, YouTuber, and staff writer and producer for Fusion’s culture section. You can almost always find her waxing poetic about memes and using too many emojis.

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