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Encyclopedia > Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Format Sports Entertainment, Claymation
Created by Eric Fogel
Starring Maurice Schlafer (1998-2003)
Len Maxwell (1998-2003)
Mills Lane (1998-2003)
Jim Thornton (2006- )
Chris Edgerly (2006- )
Masasa Moyo (2006-)
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 103 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 21 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel MTV (1998-2002)
MTV2 (2006-2007)
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Celebrity Deathmatch was a claymation parody television show that pits celebrities against each other in a wrestling ring, almost always ending in the loser's gruesome death. It is known for its excessive amount of blood used in every match and exaggerated physical injuries (e.g., one person pulls off a participant's foot, living through decapitations, impalements, etc.). Image File history File links Celebrity_deathmatch_logo. ... Sports entertainment is a type of entertainment that takes the form of a sporting event, but with more emphasis on dramatic storylines, humor, spectacle or titillation than on a contest of athletic skills. ... The term Claymation is a registered trademark created by Will Vinton Studios to describe their clay animated movies; the more generic term is clay animation, but the portmanteau claymation has entered the English language as a genericized trademark. ... Image:EricFogel. ... Maurice Schlafer is an American voice actor and radio announcer who is known for voicing Johnny Gomez on Celebrity Deathmatch from 1998 to 2002. ... Len Maxwell is an American voice actor and announcer. ... This article is about Mills Lane, the referee. ... Chris Edgerly (born August 6, 1969 in Silver Spring, Maryland) is an American voice actor. ... Masasa Moyo is an Canadian actress and voice actress mostly known for her voice over roles. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This is the list of all the episodes and fights in the claymation series Celebrity Deathmatch. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available in the United States on digital cable and satellite television, and is progressively being added to basic cable lineups across the nation. ... The term Claymation is a registered trademark created by Will Vinton Studios to describe their clay animated movies; the more generic term is clay animation, but the portmanteau claymation has entered the English language as a genericized trademark. ... A parody (pronounced ), in contemporary usage, is a work created to mock, comment on, or poke fun at an original work, its subject, or author, by means of humorous or satiric imitation. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... For other uses, see Celebrity (disambiguation). ... The squared circle from a WWE house show. ...


The series was created by Eric Fogel. It aired on MTV from May 14 1998 to October 20 2002, and lasted for a 75-episode run. There was one special that did not contribute to the final episode total, entitled Celebrity Deathmatch Hits Germany, which aired on June 21 2001. Professional wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin gave voice to his animated form as the guest commentator. Early in 2003, a movie was announced by MTV to be in the making, but the project was canceled by the end of that very same year. Image:EricFogel. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1998 in television involved some significant events. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2002 in television involved some significant events. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2001. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18, 1964)[2] better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ...


In 2005, MTV2 announced the revival of the show as part of their "Sic 'Em Friday" programming block. Originally set to return in November 2005, the premiere was pushed back to June 10 2006 as part of a new "Sic'emation" block with two other animated shows, Where My Dogs At and The Adventures of Chico and Guapo. The show's fifth season was produced by Cuppa Coffee Studios and the premiere drew over 2.5 million viewers, becoming MTV2's highest rated season premiere ever. The year 2005 in television involved some significant events. ... MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available in the United States on digital cable and satellite television, and is progressively being added to basic cable lineups across the nation. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with MTV2. ... Ongoing events • Abramoff-Reed gambling scandal • Al Jazeera bombing memo • Avian influenza (H5N1) outbreak • Black sites scandal • Conservative leadership race (UK) • Fuel prices • Irans nuclear program • Jilin chemical plant explosions • Kashmir earthquake • Malawi food crisis • Malaysian prisoner abuse scandal • New Delhi bombings investigation • Niger food crisis • North Indian cyclone... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ... Where My Dogs At? is an animated program created by Aaron Lee and Jeffrey Ross that airs on MTV2 as part of its Sicemation lineup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Contents

Main characters (voice actors)

History

A deathmatch between Beavis and Butt-head in the "Fandemonium 2000" episode of the series.

Celebrity Deathmatch started on MTV's Cartoon Sushi as a short that featured serial killer Charles Manson and shock rocker Marilyn Manson fighting to the death. Deathmatch was brought back in 1998 for MTV's Super Bowl XXXII halftime special, which became the highest-rated special in the history of MTV.[citation needed] Just three months later, Celebrity Deathmatch had entered MTV's main lineup. The show was popular enough for show creator Eric Fogel to be named one of the most creative people in the TV industry by Entertainment Weekly. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Beavis and Butt-head is a American animated television series created by Mike Judge. ... Cartoon Sushi was an animation showcase program that aired on MTV from 1997 to 1998. ... Charles Milles Manson (b. ... This article is about the person. ... Date January 25, 1998 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Terrell Davis, Running back Favorite Packers by 11 1/2 National anthem Jewel Coin toss Joe Gibbs, Doug Williams, Eddie Robinson Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Tops Attendance 68... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Image:EricFogel. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ...


During the next four seasons, Celebrity Deathmatch became more popular in other countries and gained viewers from all over the world, but four seasons and 75 episodes later in 2002, MTV decided to cancel the show. This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ...


Revival

New episodes of the show, which began production in 2005, are being produced by Cuppa Coffee Studio as opposed to MTV's now-defunct animation department. The show now features an all-new voice cast and a new look. Johnny, Nick, and Mills Lane have all returned, though all with new voices. Mills Lane, who used to be played by himself, is now played by Chris Edgerly due to the real Mills Lane's 2002 stroke. Debbie Matenopoulos has been replaced by Tally Wong. Eric Fogel chose not to get very involved with the new seasons due to his involvement on his new show Starveillance for the E! network. The show is currently directed by Jack Fletcher and Dave "Canadian" Thomas. Cuppa Coffee Studios Cuppa Coffee Studios was created by Adam Shaheen in September 1992, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about Mills Lane, the referee. ... Chris Edgerly (born August 6, 1969 in Silver Spring, Maryland) is an American voice actor. ... For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... Despina Debbie Matenopoulos (born December 13, 1974 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American television personality and actress. ... Tally Wong is a fictional character and former interviewer on the animated series Celebrity Deathmatch. ... Starveillance is a claymation television series created by Celebrity Deathmatch creator Eric Fogel that debuted on January 5, 2007 on E!. The show is produced by Toronto-based Cuppa Coffee Studio. ... E!: Entertainment Television is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ... Jack Fletcher is a voice actor, casting director and voice director who has directed some of the biggest animes and video games around. ...


Clips of the new Celebrity Deathmatch are available at Cuppa Coffee Animation's official web site at Cuppacoffee.com, as well as at MTV2.com.


It can be seen that some of the audience members are celebrities used in the older seasons of Celebrity Deathmatch. In one fight, one can see in the audience Macaulay Culkin from his fight against Haley Joel Osment. Other noticeable celebrities are Ozzy Osbourne, Whitney Houston, Farrah Fawcett, 'N Sync's Chris Kirkpatrick, Eriq La Salle, Mr. T, Ricky Martin, Nick Nolte, Dana Carvey as Garth Algar and The Church Lady, one of the Olsen twins, Ben Affleck, Billy Blanks, Daniel Baldwin, Rob Zombie, Rob Schneider, and Lil' Kim. Macaulay Carson Culkin (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor. ... Haley Joel Osment (born April 10, 1988) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Ozzy redirects here. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Ferrah Leni Fawcett (born February 2, 1947) is an American actress. ... For their self-titled album, see *NSYNC (album). ... Christopher Alan Kirkpatrick (born October 17, 1971) is an American singer and voice actor who is best known as the founding member of the pop group N Sync. ... Eriq La Salle (born July 23, 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American actor and director, best known for his portrayals of Darryl in the 1988 comedy film Coming to America and Dr. Peter Benton during the first eight seasons of the NBC drama series ER. Eriq La Salle directed... This article is about the actor. ... Enrique Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971), better known by his stage name Ricky Martin, is a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican pop singer who rose to fame, first as a member of the Latin boy band Menudo, then as a solo artist since 1991. ... Nicholas King Nolte (born February 8, 1941) is a Oscar-nominated American actor, model, and producer. ... Dana Thomas Carvey (born June 2, 1955) is an American Emmy-award winning actor and comedian known for his work on Saturday Night Live and the spin-off movie Waynes World. ... Dana Carvey as The Church Lady The Church Lady was a recurring character in a series of sketches on the American television show Saturday Night Live, circa 1986-1992. ... Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Fuller Olsen (born June 13, 1986) are American actresses, best known for playing the role of Michelle Tanner on the sitcom Full House. ... For the American cement businessman, see B. F. Affleck. ... Billy Blanks Billy Blanks (b. ... Daniel Leroy Baldwin (born October 5, 1960) is an American actor, producer and director. ... Robert Cummings (born January 12, 1965 in Haverhill, Massachusetts), better known as Rob Zombie, is an American musician, film director, and writer. ... This article is about the American actor/comedian. ... Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1975)[1] [2], better known by her stage name Lil Kim, is an American multi-platinum rapper and singer. ...


During the 2006 season, fans were able to vote on MTV2.com for future matches by choosing one of three matches and by sending a write-in request.


Criticism

The show was called insensitive when George Taylor, the father of Compton rapper The Game (real name Jayceon Taylor) told Playahata.com in late March 2007 he was not happy with Celebrity Deathmatch showing his son being killed by bullets. Especially as George Taylor had previously lost a son in such a fashion.[1] Nickname: Location of Compton in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Government  - Mayor Eric Perrodin Area  - Total 10. ... Jayceon Terell Taylor (born November 27, 1979 in Los Angeles,[1] California), better known by his stage name The Game, is a multi-platinum American rapper signed to Interscope Records. ...


See also

This is the list of all the episodes and fights in the claymation series Celebrity Deathmatch. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

References

  1. ^ The Game Dies:Dad not happy with Celebrity Death Match (19/07/07).

External links

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GamingWorld X - MTV Celebrity Deathmatch Review (1182 words)
And this leads to one major roadblock to the playability of this game: both Deathmatch and Episode mode are identical except for the ability to unlock the rest of the characters and fighting arenas in the latter.
All the celebrities do look like their real life, um, “clay”-terparts, but it doesn’t keep you from wondering if they could have been made to look a bit more like…clay.
Both Nick and Johnny are voiced by the guys on the show, and a few celebrities contributed their own voices for their in-game character (like Ron Jeremy and Debbie Matenopolous, if you consider her a celebrity), but the majority of celebrity voices were unfortunately handled by sound-a-likes.
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