Erik Barnes

Erik Barnes

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Comedian, writer, and aspiring riverboat gambler. An expert guru on pro wrestling, movies, TV, cartoons, comic books, superheroes, and other pop culture stuff. Earned a B.S. in Telecommunications at Ohio University as if that matters. Writes lists for Ranker, write scripts for sketches and TV, writes jokes for his act, and writes checks for rent because it's only thing in his life that won't take debit cards. Cookie Monster in human form.
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  1. +vote The Best Anime For Pro Wrestling Fans

    The Best Anime For Pro Wrestling Fans

    413 votes
    Pro wrestling usually features over-the-top characters getting into epic fights with melodrama thrown in between battles. Anime also features over-the-top ...
  2. +vote 18 Toonami Shows You Totally Forgot About

    18 Toonami Shows You Totally Forgot About

    22,523 votes
    Cartoon Network's Toonami block had action, adventure, and anime to show off after school for kids in the '90s and early-2000s. The programming block was a ...
  3. +vote Adult Jokes in the Shrek Movies That Went Over Your Head

    Adult Jokes in the Shrek Movies That Went Over Your Head

    1,982 votes
    Shrek and its sequels have entertained both kids and adults for years. One reason these films have withstood the test of time is due to the hidden adult humor in ...
  4. +vote The Most Graphic Sex Scenes in DC Comics History

    The Most Graphic Sex Scenes in DC Comics History

    5,527 votes
    DC Comics has more censored and less sexy scenes than their adult Vertigo line, but that doesn't mean there aren't some graphic DC sex scenes sprinkled throughout ...
  5. +vote 14 Superhero Movies You Need To Watch If You're Bored Of Marvel And DC

    14 Superhero Movies You Need To Watch If You're Bored Of Marvel And DC

    447 votes
    It seems like Marvel and DC are premiering a new superhero film every other month. However, even though there are some great DC animated films and ...
  6. +vote It's Time To Stop Making Fun Of Aquaman. He's Awesome.

    It's Time To Stop Making Fun Of Aquaman. He's Awesome.

    530 votes
    Look, all of you nerds have made Aquaman jokes in the past. We've all laughed at the Robot Chicken skits about Aquaman. Hell, there's even a Ranker list of Aquaman ...
  7. +vote Brock Samson's Most Gloriously Violent Moments on Venture Bros.

    Brock Samson's Most Gloriously Violent Moments on Venture Bros.

    476 votes
    The Venture Bros. is one of the best cartoons on TV thanks largely to Brock Samson, one of the most violent and vicious animated characters ever conceived.
  8. +vote These Glitches From The Sims Prove That Reality Is An Endless Sea Of Madness

    These Glitches From The Sims Prove That Reality Is An Endless Sea Of Madness

    819 votes
    The Sims can be a fun distraction from day-to-day life by creating unique experiences for your virtual family, but that's only half of the fun. The other half is ...
  9. +vote Dale Gribble's Craziest Conspiracy Theories on King of the Hill

    Dale Gribble's Craziest Conspiracy Theories on King of the Hill

    3,274 votes
    Dale Gribble has espoused conspiracy theories on King of the Hill since the first episode of the animated series. Hank's best friend and the most paranoid ...
  10. +vote The Sexiest Science Fiction Characters Ever

    The Sexiest Science Fiction Characters Ever

    1,407 votes
    These are the hottest characters in science fiction. Whether it be science fiction TV shows, or science fiction movies, these characters are the hottest of the ...
  11. +vote The Most Glaring Plot Holes in Marvel Movies

    The Most Glaring Plot Holes in Marvel Movies

    12,462 votes
    The Marvel Cinematic Universe is booming at the box office and entertaining millions of moviegoers, but there are still several plot holes in Marvel movies. In ...
  12. +vote 17 Crazy Archer Fan Theories That Just Might Be True

    17 Crazy Archer Fan Theories That Just Might Be True

    681 votes
    Archer is one of the funniest animated shows on television and deserves every bit of fandom it gets. With that fandom comes a big following of people who don't ...
  13. +vote 10 Comic Book Characters Who Have Turned Into Werewolves

    10 Comic Book Characters Who Have Turned Into Werewolves

    83 votes
    In the world of comic books, anything can happen. Many stories see characters die and resurrect repeatedly, among many other tropes. There are even some comic ...
  14. +vote The Moments That Made Wrestling Fans Cry Like Babies

    The Moments That Made Wrestling Fans Cry Like Babies

    3,145 votes
    One of the major elements of pro wrestling is the wrestlers' ability to engage with the crowd. There are many moments where a match, a wrestler's persona, an ...
  15. +vote Sterling Archer's Smartest Literary References, Explained

    Sterling Archer's Smartest Literary References, Explained

    4,242 votes
    Archer has easily cemented its reputation as one of the funniest and most crass cartoons on television, but it's also one of the smartest. Among the sex ...
  16. +vote The 15+ Best Guys In The Chair From Popular Fiction

    The 15+ Best Guys In The Chair From Popular Fiction

    188 votes
    Ned from Spider-Man: Homecoming had it right. Every hero, villain, or franchise needs its "guy in the chair." Hacking the Internet, giving instruction to ...
  17. +vote 13 Reasons Batman: The Animated Series Is Even Better Than The Comics

    13 Reasons Batman: The Animated Series Is Even Better Than The Comics

    403 votes
    He is vengeance. He is the night. He is BATMAN! Batman: The Animated Series has been justly celebrated as one of the best cartoons ever made. With multiple Emmy ...
  18. +vote The Best Face Paint in Wrestling History

    The Best Face Paint in Wrestling History

    2,580 votes
    Many historic battles featured tribes that would apply warpaint on their faces before heading into the fight. The purpose of the paint was to intimidate their ...
  19. +vote Smartass Robots You'd Want As Your Bestie

    Smartass Robots You'd Want As Your Bestie

    193 votes
    Honestly, who wouldn't want a robot sidekick? It could use its mechanical arms or high-tech know-how to get you out of jams. It could make pithy or witty ...
  20. +vote The Greatest Pro Wrestling Catchphrases of the '90s

    The Greatest Pro Wrestling Catchphrases of the '90s

    3,730 votes
    The '90s provided one of the hottest periods in pro wrestling and television as a whole. Every Monday night would showcase top-level wrestlers talking trash and ...
  21. +vote 11 Wild Final Fantasy Fan Theories That Link the Games Together

    11 Wild Final Fantasy Fan Theories That Link the Games Together

    1,345 votes
    Despite the word "final" in its title, Final Fantasy just doesn't seem to end. This popular RPG video game series has created new entries and adventures ...
  22. +vote 14 Masterpiece Cartoons That Never Got the Recognition They Deserved

    14 Masterpiece Cartoons That Never Got the Recognition They Deserved

    4,139 votes
    Hundreds of cartoons have blared over childhood TV sets and filled the hours of entertainment-seeking adults. And while there's plenty of praise for ...
  23. +vote 11 Reasons Dragon Ball Super Is Better Than Dragon Ball Z

    11 Reasons Dragon Ball Super Is Better Than Dragon Ball Z

    200 votes
    Dragon Ball Z is arguably one of the best anime of all time. A whole generation enjoyed the thrilling fights and drama of the series. Now, fans get to revisit old ...
  24. +vote 14 Reasons Why Gambit Is Actually Terrible No Matter How Much You Love Him

    14 Reasons Why Gambit Is Actually Terrible No Matter How Much You Love Him

    2,061 votes
    Let's be honest: when you were younger, Gambit was cool. He's great with a bo staff, has explosive superpowers, and a swagger that girls love and guys want to ...
  25. +vote Teen Titans Is The Greatest DC Superhero Cartoon Ever Made, Fight Me

    Teen Titans Is The Greatest DC Superhero Cartoon Ever Made, Fight Me

    627 votes
    There have been several classic superhero cartoons over the years. Fox Kids' X-Men cartoon, Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, and so many others are ...

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