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Wipeout

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by jodyguercio, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. DaveTheWave

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    You mean the "big balls"... Someone made it on the previos episode also, I believe. We are having dfun with it.
     
  2. jodyguercio

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    Nope the alaska girl was the first. Just watched last nites. Im with Sharkie, started out as a good idea but it lost it quick.
     
  3. Sharkie_Fan

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    When we had it on the other night, Mrs Sharkie looked at it and said "Why do they do the same thing every week?".

    They did some slight modifications (like the 'toothbrush' on the spinner of death thing), but it's 'basically' the same thing every week.

    And really, why call the show "wipeout" and then try to pass it off as a legitimate game show?

    I think if they wanted to pass it off as a "real game show", they'd have been better off to do it in a different format. Run the show in a manner similar to "Ninja Warrior". In the first couple of episodes, show all the people trying to make it through stage 1. Heavy on the "wipeouts", of course.

    Next few episodes, you show 'stage 2', etc, etc.

    At the end of the season, you have a couple of episodes of people trying to make it through the final obstacle course.

    With a different format, they could have put in alot more wipeouts but still had the "game show" feel that they are apparently looking for.
     
  4. pfp

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    It's certainly not what anyone could call quality entertainment but DAMN! is it ever funny. I absolutely love the running commentary.
     
  5. fluffybear

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    Love the show but don't care much for John Henson.
     
  6. Getteau

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    We've got a scheduled recording for it over here and the kids seem to like the wipeout part of it. I can live with the hosts, but the smack talk between the contestants ruins the show for me.
     
  7. davemayo

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    I enjoy it for a mindless laugh. Takes the mind off of work, for sure. And it is fun to watch with the kids.
     
  8. rbonzer

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    She was the best contestant, ever.
     
  9. Henry

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    We record the weekend reruns and keep them for a rainy day or a free hour in between shows. It's fun, irreverent and holds your attention, not to mention your funny bone.

    If you're looking for deep and meaningful, go elsewhere. :p
     
  10. prozone1

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    Now that this season is in HD I love the mindless pratfalls in glorious HD
     
  11. cygnusloop

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    I love watching this show with my 4 year old. We laugh harder together at this show than anything else we watch together. The fact that it is now in HD is a bonus. I think folks expect too much from a show like this. It's for fun. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Plus, the Johns crack me up. And, lets not forget about Jill.
     
  12. chevyguy559

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

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    Amen....she's VERY easy on the eyes....hell I even managed to enjoy the Mercury commercials she was in :D She's got great eyes :D
     
  13. gilviv

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    With ya on this one, my kids really crack-up :lol: specially with the commentators' on screen "drawings":lol::rolleyes:

    1st season's Alaska girl's "Where's the pole" has to be a classic.:hurah:
     
  14. CoriBright

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    There is just something about those big red balls that I can't stop laughing at! The UK version (presented by Richard Hammond of Top Gear fame) was crap. Same course, but it just didn't do it for me.
     

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