Thursday, July 3, 2008


Happy Independence Day

My Favorite TV in recent memory has earned its place on our Blog

If you haven’t seen this show it is must see TV. Here is ABC’s synopsis of the show:

Human cannonballs! Human pinballs! Crashes, smashes and mud splashes! Twenty-four thrill-seekers will compete in the world's largest extreme obstacle course designed to provide the most spills, face plants and wipeouts ever seen on television, in Wipeout, a painfully funny new reality series. Each week 24 daring new contestants of all ages, shapes and sizes will go head to head through four rounds of grueling and physically demanding but wildly hilarious obstacle courses to win the title of Wipeout Champion and the grand prize of $50,000. The contestants and the courses change every week, with over-the-top obstacles including "Dizzy Dummy" the "Dirty Balls" and "The Dreadmill" - which will have contestants jumping hurdles on a 40-foot long treadmill at warp speed. In the end, only one contestant will win, while everyone else will Wipeout! "Wipeout" is hosted by John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and John Anderson (ESPN's SportsCenter). Jill Wagner is co-host. Executive producer is Matt Kunitz (Fear Factor). Co-executive producers are Scott Larsen and Shye Sutherland.

Love the clever use of the word ‘shapes’ from the looks of it some of these people have never even ventured out of their living room, much less their zip code; when they get to obstacle number three or four they are gasping for air, which I find (ashamedly) humorous.

A key element to the humor in this show is the announcers. They announce it like it’s a football game, and they have some of the most humorous commentary.

I have to be honest I seriously fell out of my chair and on to the floor and ran out of breath myself this week when it came on, Amy had to stop the show so I could breathe. Give it a chance; it’s hilarious. Tonight I am taking Amy to a Houston Symphony Performance at the Miller Outdoor Theater, shhh don’t tell her, it’s a surprise.

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