So random! Jason Priestley hosts Mario Kart Wii launch

I… I don’t know what to say! I expected Nintendo to do something big for their Mario Kart Wii launch party, but they’re recruiting a 1990s television star to host it? That’s weird!

Jason Priestley, star of the popular TV drama Beverly Hills 90210, will host the launch party at the Nintendo World store in Rockefeller Plaza. Fans can attend and line up to compete in the Mario Kart Wii Challenge to win a chance to race the former teen star.

Now, before you go reaching for the caps key, know that Priestley does have some relevance to racing. After his decade-long stint with 90210, he moved on to racing. The press release says that he used to be a driver and a race analyst, and now he owns the Rubicon Race Team, which will race in its first Indianapolis 500 in May.

It still seems a bit weird to me, but I guess celeb power never hurts. It all goes down on Saturday, April 26 from 2-6 p.m. It’s bad they couldn’t work something out with 90210′s Jennie Garth — I used to have the hots for her. 

For the rest of you, Mario Kart Wii hits stores on Sunday, April 27.

Were there any good television shows in the 1990s?

Dale North