January 24, 2022

TV channel Spike is soon to be no longer, so its Twitter went wild

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BY JOHNNY LIEU From Mashable

Better to go out with a bang than a whimper, we guess.

TV channel Spike is going to be rebranded as the Paramount Network on Thursday, as owner Viacom looks to general entertainment programming on the 34-year old basic cable network.

So, as the days become numbered, Spike’s social media presence has decided to well, not really care anymore.

Kate
@kate_m_C
Viacom is killing off Spike TV & their social media person is having a fun type of meltdown

We don’t know if this Twitter-led meltdown is all Viacom-approved (look, we’re sure it is), but it’s not everyday a TV channel ceases to exist for good.

SPIKE

@spike
Welp, since I’m outta here anyway I might as well tell you all the things I’ve been holding in for the past 18 years. Brace yourself bros. Shit’s about to get real. #GoodbyeSpike #SpikeUnfiltered

Spike’s early programming was geared towards men, with shows like Most Extreme Elimination Challenge (MXC) and combat sports like Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).

Also they had easy abbreviations, because Spike’s staffers apparently couldn’t read.

SPIKE

@spike
Replying to @spike
There’s a reason all our early shows were CSI, UFC, TNA, MXC, UTI. No one around here knew how to read.

And didn’t hide behind how many times it showed COPS every damn night.

SPIKE

@spike
Replying to @spike
My favorite number is 329 because it’s the number of times COPS is on every night.

SPIKE

@spike
Replying to @spike
The “get more action” tagline was actually my personal mantra. I was in a 3 month dry spell.

SPIKE

@spike
Replying to @spike
I honestly thought catch a contractor was a show about STDs.

SPIKE

@spike
I was extremely disappointed when Stripperella had no nudity. I aired that show solely based off the name and the potential for frontal. #GoodbyeSpike #SpikeUnfiltered

SPIKE

@spike
Replying to @spike
I lost my virginity in one of the storage spaces from Auction Hunters.

SPIKE

@spike
Replying to @spike
I gave my entire staff empty gift cards as parting gifts because fuck them and their joy.

SPIKE

@spike
I learned from COPS that the best way to get out of a speeding ticket is to have something illegal in the car. I’m not sure how you get out of that felony charge though. #GoodbyeSpike #SpikeUnfiltered

SPIKE

@spike
Replying to @spike
When we greenlit TNA we thought we were buying something entirely different… but wrestling turned out to be ok.

Farewell, Spike. It’s been real

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