If you live in NE Oklahoma it's been hard to ignore the news that Rocky Balboa himself (I had to) has settled into the area in preparations for his next trick: Tulsa King. This will be the first television role adapted for the veteran actor.
Earlier this week a news network local to the Oklahoma City area quoted Sylvester Stallone's Instagram account where he had this to say about Oklahoma: "Being in Oklahoma has prepared me for a lifetime in hell . . ."
Of course, the statement was all in fun. Even Oklahomans who have had a lifetime of adjusting to the sweltering temps weren't prepared for the fireball that July ushered in.
If you follow Stallone on Twitter or Instagram, you may notice the elder thespian seems to be enjoying his time here. Stallone made his first appearance for the series earlier this year. Here's a look at how he's adjusted to life in the former Indian Territory.
March 23: Oklahomans find out they are in the Southwest when Stallone posts to Instagram that he has arrived in the "Paris of the Southwest." He sounds like he is convincing himself when he says, "I like it, really." That's a fairly warm reception, right?
March 31: "Eat this." He claims it's a first when he finds himself on the face of a donut, courtesy of Tulsa's Big Baby Rolls and Donuts.
April 5: He continues to experiment with local cuisine. With brick-and-mortar shops suffering right now, who couldn't use a free promo video from the Tulsa King? At Lolly and Pops inside Tulsa's Woodland Hills Mall.
April 25: He states Oklahoma is the heart and soul of the country when he visits the Better Barrel Races. He genuinely seems to be enjoying himself.
June 8: Sly Stallone visits baseball great Mickey Mantle's home in Commerce, Ok. He called the visit "intriguing."
June 16: Visiting the Tulsa Amphitheatre. He captions it "One Hot night in Oklahoma!" The heat arrived early this year, for sure.
June 25: Horses again.
July 19: Stallone seems genuinely enamored with cowboy culture. Here he is shopping with his daughter Sophia at the Oklahoma Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City.
That's four months of Instagram posts in which Stallone documents his experiences in Oklahoma. As you can see, it appears Stallone enjoyed his time in the Sooner State, but it's also easy to imagine the former Rambo actor can make the time enjoyable wherever he may be. Regardless, it's entertaining to see our state experienced through the eyes of a Hollywood legend.