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Celebrity Death Match [11/03/1999]

A claymation parody television show, created by Eric Fogel, that pits celebrities against each other in a wrestling ring, almost always ending in a gruesome death of the celebrity who lost the match. It is known for its excessive amount of blood used in every match and exaggerated physical injuries. During Season 2, guest commentator and Deathmatch science and weapons expert Stone Cold Steve Austin developed a time machine to make possible a match between Mahatma Gandhi and Genghis Khan. Since then, the Celebrity Deathmatch time machine has been a fixture of the show. In this episode Shakespeare is brought into the present to fight Busta Rhymes. Rhymes gets sent back to Elizabethan England where he becomes a successful playwright; Shakespeare becomes a star rapper.
Celebrity Deathmatch
United States
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Contained in compilation HISTORICAL HOSTILITY which can be downloaded for a fee at (accessed 4/2007).
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rap music; Time Travel

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MTV Animation

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