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Two new ABC Reality/Game Shows
« on: June 03, 2008, 01:53:10 PM »
Those of you who remember and love Spike TV's MXC (or it's original, unedited incarnation, Takeshi's Castle) Rejoice!  On June 24th ABC introduces 'Wipeout' in which each week, 24 contestants will compete for $50,000.00.  Most MXC fans will recognize common elements here, of Dope On A Rope, Log Rollers, and The Rotating Surfboard Of Death.  Some very funny clips on ABC's website...http://abc.go.com/summer/wipeout/index?pn=index


Also there's I Survived A Japanese Game Show, in which 10 Americans who have never traveled outside the U.S. go to Japan to participate for $250,000.00 on some really weird and wacky events.....  http://abc.go.com/summer/isurvivedajapanesegame/index?pn=index
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Re: Two new ABC Reality/Game Shows
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008, 02:03:04 PM »
That "Wipeout" show looks like it's trying bypass Takeshi's Castle to make another MXC...which is like trying to make a Cult film.  Won't work.


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Re: Two new ABC Reality/Game Shows
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2008, 04:48:04 PM »
I think that ABC is trying to compete with NBC's American Gladiators...   
...and if I read the info on the website correct, John Henson is supposed to be one of the hosts.  The thing of it is, I don't recall haering his voice during any of the clips, Hmmmmm...


Edit:  That's odd, I just went to IMDB has 4 hosts listed, but John's not on eof them, and John doesn't have any projects listed since '05...

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Re: Two new ABC Reality/Game Shows
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2008, 02:00:42 PM »
Bumping my own thread for no other reason than the shows premire tommorrow.  Yhat and I love both MXC & Taleshi's Castel, and hope this will be at least half as good.  (both shows, hopefully...)  Just saw Human Tetris, A.K.A. Brain Wall on YouTube...
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Re: Two new ABC Reality/Game Shows
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2008, 02:39:41 PM »
Okay, I HATE game shows, but that human tetris WAS funny.


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Re: Two new ABC Reality/Game Shows
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2008, 12:55:01 AM »
I love mxc more for the dubbing than anything really.
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Re: Two new ABC Reality/Game Shows
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2008, 07:42:22 AM »
Wipeout is almost identical to the recent Japanese imports dubbed for American audiences we all know and love. And the inclusion of the sound effects on the trailer really irks me. It's not funny at all.

I Survived a Japanese Game Show got its idea from Saturday Night Live:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3lj2z_snl-chris-farley-japanese-gameshow_fun


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Re: Two new ABC Reality/Game Shows
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2008, 08:13:13 AM »
Well for what it's worth, that seems to have been done for the promos only.  The first show didn't resort to that for the most part.  But then again I 'm a bit partial, as I loved both Takeshi's Castle and MXC, and love love John Henson.  It totally justifies my belief that was way funnier than Jimmy Kimmel and was totally robbed.  There was a rumor that John was leaving Talk Soup back in the day because ABC was going to give him a late night show opposite Conan O' Brien, but they gave it to Kimmel instead.  That still steams me to this day. 

Anyhue, I'm planning to post some videos of both shows on YouTube soon, as soon as I figure out what the hell I'm doing...


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Re: Two new ABC Reality/Game Shows
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2008, 08:19:00 AM »
I got through about 15 minutes.....

Brilliant stuff like - when an older woman tries the course, "Let's talk about Osteoporosis".

Oh.....my sides.    ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

I immediately put in a disc from my second season of MXC to get the taste of that out of my mouth and brain....

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Re: Two new ABC Reality/Game Shows
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2008, 09:39:27 AM »
Next up is Foos Babaganoosh, local fish makeup artist!
 
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Re: Two new ABC Reality/Game Shows
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2008, 01:20:22 PM »
Next up is Foos Babaganoosh, local fish makeup artist!
 
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Seriously....things like during the "USA vs the World" and the guy about to start the Log Drop game yells out "I like mayonaise!"....all those silly shout-outs they do...

Maybe I'm too easy an audience but....   :D :D :D :D


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Re: Two new ABC Reality/Game Shows
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2008, 12:22:45 PM »
...and maybe I'm just too much of a weeaboo, but I like them.  Still there's this, John Henson is one of the hosts of Wipeout, and to me, he hasn't lost a step, comedically speaking...