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8 great ways Pokemon invaded pop cultureFrom speech writing for a presidential campaign to inspiring WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan and MMA fighter Ronda Rousey, Pokemon invaded popular culture hard. See our eight favorite moments of Pokemania!
I'm not sure who the original author is but it says a lot about where I am, where I am with my wife and my family and where we are as a nation. [MUSIC] Life can be a challenge. Life can seem impossible. It's never easy when there's so much on the line. But you and I can make a difference. I love you [MUSIC] And thank you. [MUSIC] Well you know, if a movie is not for an adult in a way it isn't good for kids either. Because this movie it seems to me is basically just part of the whole marketing thing. I can't believe I'm actually sort of sticking up for Pokemon but I didn't think it was that bad. I thought the fighting was sort of controlled I thought there was a human quality to it. I was really moved at the end when Pikachu teared up. And the final message is about love and togetherness and hanging in there. And even the villain is transformed. Okay. Well, I wish you directed the movie because I think you got a better message- [LAUGH] Than I got out of the movie. [MUSIC] [NOISE] Flying along just behind the Pokeball comes Pikachu. The most recognizable of the over 480 characters in the Pokemon universe. All right Simpsons, welcome to our new home. Yo, yo. Santa's Little Helper is in the house. [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO] To start us off tonight, NBC News correspondent, Colleen Dominguez, on the craze that has now hit Hollywood. More than a game. Does anybody know how to play this? How to get to the next level? Or a top rated TV show, Pokemon is an undeniable obsession with children across the country. You love Chinpokomon? Well now you can buy your very own. [MUSIC] [UNKNOWN] Faggots. Now you can collect them all, furry cat, donkey-tron, pengis, shoe. lamb core. Collect them all and you can become royal crowned Chinpoko master. [SOUND] Royal crown Chinpoko master, holy [BLEEP]. All the Chinpokomon are in stores now. Chinpokomon is super [UNKNOWN] number one. [UNKNOWN] Faggots Chinpokomon. Welcoming the 2006 Pokemon video game national championship finalists. Please give a big Pokemon welcome to Mr. Hulk Hogan! [APPLAUSE] I've been a huge fan of Pokemon since it began, and I'm really excited to be here. My son Nick is way into it. I think Pokemon is so popular because it's pure entertainment for the kids. It's a very positive form of entertainment. It teaches them values and how to stay focused, and team play. I think it's really really cool. [MUSIC]