Trivia Tuesday – 10/5/10

Question: In “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” who plays the burnout at the police station that Jeanie kisses?

Last Week’s Question: What Pro-Wrestler was turned into a G.I. Joe character?

Answer: Sgt. Slaughter

Sgt. Slaughter (Robert Remus) signed with the WWF in 1980. He started out as a bad guy. But in 1984, his career took off as he became a good guy when he feuded with the Iron Sheik. He ended up leaving the WWF when Hulk Hogan emerged as the face of the WWF. He has bounced around the different wrestling federations such as the NWA and AWA, and even returning to the WWF. He is still active as an ambassador in the WWE (formally WWF). In 1985, Sgt. Slaughter became a G.I. Joe action figure. From 1985-1989, there were new Sgt. Slaughter action figures almost every year. Hasbro, the maker of G.I. Joe toys, discontinued production in mid-1990, partly because the World Wrestling Federation’s new storyline featuring Slaughter as a “bad guy” and Iraqi sympathizer. Sgt. Slaughter also did the voice for the cartoon character and also appeared in person doing introductions to the episodes that were originally G.I. Joe: The Movie. He was also the spokesman for the GI Joe toys from 1989 to early 1990 introducing the new vehicles and figures.

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