15 Celebrities Induction Speeches That Got Unexpectedly Real

In lieu of pick-axing, Weird Al asks that fans spit and urinate on his Walk of Fame star.
15 Celebrities Induction Speeches That Got Unexpectedly Real

They earned their spot in their respective Halls of Fame, which means they earned their time to say whatever they want. Luckily for us, they really went for it. Most speeches are classic thank-yous to parents, friends, managers, and team/band mates, but once in a while musicians and athletes throw some creativity in the mix, and from the looks of it, they didn’t have to run the content of these speeches by anyone.

We expected a wild one from Weird Al (who is on the list), but hilariously saucy moments from football, basketball, and hockey players were a welcome surprise. Especially hockey players… Those guys have been known for their stuffy, robotic interviews, so it’s nice when they hint at the personality within. Whether they planned some wild jokes and jabs or it was off-the-cuff, these 15 honorees had some of the oddest, funniest, and most badass induction speech quotes of all time.

Ray Lewis and his kids remember things differently.

CRACKED Ray Lewis - Pro Football HoF In a passionate and erratic 33 minute speech, Ray Lewis said that he still kisses his kids on the mouth. His adult sons aggressively shook their heads. 2018


Snoop Dogg lovingly recalls his first blunt.

CRACKED Snoop Dog thanks Tupac Shakur for his entire personality - Rock & . Roll HoF Snoop describes meeting Tupac (and Mary Jane) in 1993: And on the night, 'Pac passed me my first blunt. That's right, Tupac is the one who got Snoop Dogg smokin' blunts. 2017


Brett Favre is a momma-in-law’s boy.

CRACKED Brett Favre - Pro Football HoF My mother-in-law, who for 33, 34 years has been by far my biggest fan. I have never thrown an interception that has been my fault, according to my mother-in-law, Ann. Favre actually threw 336 interceptions (the most in NFL history). Sorry Ann! 2016 - 8:45 SOUTH AN MISS

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Rick Wakeman gets physical, physical.

CRACKED Rick Wakeman - Rock & Roll HoF The Yes keyboardist preached the importance of prostate exams, saying, It's like a gopher going on holiday inside you, then joked that his doctor had an erection. 2016


Dennis Rodman could take it or leave it.

CRACKED Dennis Rodman - Basketball HoF On coach Phil Jackson asking him to play: Phil said, Dennis, would you like to be a Chicago Bull? I said, my exact words were, 'I don't give a damn. 'And Phil said, 'Welcome to the Chicago Bulls.''' 2011 BULLS M1

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Weird Al asks for spit and urine.

CRACKED Weird AI Yankovic - Hollywood Walk of Fame Please don't pick-ax my star, okay guys? Unless, at some point in the future, I do something unfathomably monstrous and evil, in which case, sure, fine, go ahead, makes sense. But anything short of that, please limit yourself to spitting and urinating. 2018 ROGER KABBIT RA A ZAIA


Bobby Heenan’s bipolar opening lines.

CRACKED Bobby The Brain Heenan - WWE HoF For Heenan's induction speech, he opened with picking his wedgie, and got a huge laugh saying, I had a wedgie. It happens! Не then said, Pardon the way I talk, I'm recovering from throat cancer, and got a standing ovation. 2004


Drew Barrymore talks the talk, and dresses the dress.

CRACKED Drew Barrymore pays homage to The Go-Go's - Rock & Roll HoF In her 2021 speech, she spoke about their influence on her while donning towels, and applying face cream to replicate their 1981 album cover, 'Beauty and the Beat.' 2021

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A sibling rivalry that extends as far as the Hockey Hall of Fame.

CRACKED Daniel & Henrik Sedin - Hockey HoF Swedish twins who were drafted together, played together, and inducted together, Daniel said, I want to thank whoever picked me to speak before Henrik, it reminds me of draft day. (Не was drafted one spot ahead of Henrik in 1999.) 2022

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Prince lets his guitar do the talking (and the weeping).

CRACKED Prince shreds a sick solo - Rock & Roll HoF In a star-studded rendition of George Harrison's While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Prince stole the show with one of the greatest guitar solos of all time. 2004

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