Michael J. Fox versus the The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
That's not a Chuck Norris-versus-Rabid-Wolf-Who-Would-Win type of hypothetical. It's not a hypothetical at all. It happened, and I was there.
You know that episode of Seinfeld where the gang plays in a theatre league softball game with Bette Midler, and Kramer... Kramers all over Bette? Those entertainment industry games happen in real life, although usually without Bette Midler. (Michael Richards does play in every single game, though. Fun factoid.)
I started playing softball in middle school (no celebs on the field- just boring, regular kids), and then experienced my first 'entertainment industry' game playing in an amateur theatre league in Los Angeles after high school (in case you're wondering, Bette never showed- much to Micheal's chagrin!) and then I started playing in TV/Film games after I moved to NYC and started working in TV.
My first game in NYC was pitching for 'In Treatment' in the 'Mildred Pierce' Versus 'In Treatment' pairing. It seemed appropriate to have Mildred battling a psychiatrist. Also appropriate? In Treatment was whooping Mildred until we got heat exhaustion and then Mildred took the lead and never looked back.
Which brings me back to Michael J. Fox versus the The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
The Michael J. Fox Show battled Michael Bay's TMNT movie on a dusty diamond in Queens, NY last summer. It was a matchup that was shaky at best; many of the competitors were green.
You'll never believe it, but The Turtles beat MJF. If we had MJF the man, the myth, the Canadian on the field we probably would have won because the only person I can think of who could best a team of ninja turtles is Marty McFly. He still rides around on the hover board. Fun factoid.