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I think the hurtels are the best thing ever. But I do enjoy people hit the edge of the platform with their gut or face.

I want to be on this show.

HEY, you viewing dumbasses!

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Everyone must sign one hell of a waiver to go on this show. To me just ain't worth your 15mins (and potential $50k). You know if you seriously injure yourself they probably won't show it anyways.

The more interesting show of this type is Ninja Warrior, which takes serious athletic ability, and people obviously devote their entire lives to winning. Hopefully NW will eventually be in HD.

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If there's a slight chance of dating Jill I'll endure those painful wipeouts, there's the Jill motivation plus the $50K....

I wonder if the participans get to train or they are sent blindy into the courses?

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You can easily break your neck/spine, concussions, etc, multiple internal injuries that can happen on the show. It just doesn't seem worth it to me.

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You can easily break your neck/spine, concussions, etc, multiple internal injuries that can happen on the show. It just doesn't seem worth it to me.

or get hit by a bus walking across the street to buy life insurance and never chat it up with Jill...

You pays your quarter and takes your chances
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OK, I actually watched wipeout during the superbowl halftime, (not a Spingsteen fan sorry).

It looked great in HD, why they did the SD later in the night? this is one of the programs that deserves some HD...

What about the rest of the season? I hope this wasn't a once in a season occurence...

In D.C fringe area, ABC has been wiped-out by HDTV - can't get 7 or 9 anymore!
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You pays your quarter and takes your chances

Hey, if you want to risk personal injury just to talk to a pretty girl for a few minutes go ahead. I would be interested to follow the personal experience of anyone who applies, and actually gets on the show.

Me? I'd go down to the local pub...

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Jill is soooooo smokin hot. I get a kick out of the show - even if it is an Americanized version of MXC on Spike. Wipeout gets funnier each week - the hosts seem to finally settling into their roles (or their writers are getting better). And I agree that some of those contestants seem like they will need a chiropractic service afterward.


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I wonder if the participans get to train or they are sent blindy into the courses?

The general look of horror I see on the faces of those attempting the trampoline hurdles makes me think they don't get any test runs...
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It's couples tomorrow.. it's going to be interesting.. double wipeout here we go!

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Jill is OK.

But this is MY idea of a smokin' hot lady: http://rachelbellydance.com

YES. I. DO. KNOW. HER. (for real!! )
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Jill is OK.

But this is MY idea of a smokin' hot lady: http://rachelbellydance.com

YES. I. DO. KNOW. HER. (for real!! )

I will take Jill over her easily, sorry.

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I will take Jill over her easily, sorry.

+1 - that gal has a nice belly - but Jill is way cuter and has a very nice belly too. I love the shortie tops she wears.


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Of course, Jill is only of tangential interest, as we ALL mostly watch the show for the wipeouts.

Right, guys?

Guys?....
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Good thing its Wednesday and Jill is on tonight, I mean Wipeout.

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Wow, that one woman on the big balls looked like she could have easily broken her neck.

You know, for as nice of eye candy as Jill is, I do feel a lot of the camera time that she does get is a waste. I mean seriously, what does going to her just to see her say "Oooh" or "Nice wipeout" really add to the program?


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Plenty.
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As viewers of UK TV can attest, much of what makes comedy work (pratfalls, physical comedy, etc.) is not just a matter of seeing the person doing something funny, but also seeing someone elses RESPONSE to the funny thing. Wipeout is just tapping in to the long tradition (burlesque, vaudeville, music hall) of having someone "on the stage" (so to speak) to laugh with us. If we are inclined to look at that person, even when they are not responding to a "joke", that works even better...

All of this being said, last night's episode worked on so many new levels - not only do we just have the contestants themselves, but we get additional responses from their companions in the game. It take the humor to a whole new level!
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IMHO Jill looked EXTRA hot last night in those jeans and that tight little top.

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I broke my back in a accident and have paralysis so when I watch this show I'm amazed there isn't that kind of accident on a every show basis. The abuse the neck and back take on some of these falls is enough to make me very uncomfortable. Hope it never happens.
Jill is fine though....
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The length of this thread tells me why we are losing good dramas to stuff like this.

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The length of this thread tells me why we are losing good dramas to stuff like this.

Where's Capt. Picard when I need him?


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As viewers of UK TV can attest, much of what makes comedy work (pratfalls, physical comedy, etc.) is not just a matter of seeing the person doing something funny, but also seeing someone elses RESPONSE to the funny thing. Wipeout is just tapping in to the long tradition (burlesque, vaudeville, music hall) of having someone "on the stage" (so to speak) to laugh with us. If we are inclined to look at that person, even when they are not responding to a "joke", that works even better...

All of this being said, last night's episode worked on so many new levels - not only do we just have the contestants themselves, but we get additional responses from their companions in the game. It take the humor to a whole new level!

This jibes up perfectly with my theory that Wipeout is more entertaining when watching with others (as opposed to watching alone). Sometimes seeing someone else laugh at something makes it funnier. Good thought.
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I broke my back in a accident and have paralysis so when I watch this show I'm amazed there isn't that kind of accident on a every show basis. The abuse the neck and back take on some of these falls is enough to make me very uncomfortable. Hope it never happens.

In a production like this, if there were an accident, OSHA and a few other Acronym agencies would shut down the whole thing in a heartbeat.

Honestly, everything a person could get hurt on is sufficiently padded or has enough give to absorb the shocks without excessive trauma. If you watch close on some of the landing zones (like the end of the dizzy dummy course), contestants can't always get a good footing, because of the padding. Even the supports for the big balls have padding to protect the motivator's latest victim. The use of water, foam and mud also "pad" potential hazzards (aka falls) that a particiapant might experience.

Stunts on any reality show are supervised by a stunt coordinator, who has the job of insuring that the obstacles/stunts are safe for the competitor to perform. Stunt coordinators are typically stuntmen/women that have abused their body too many times, and understand what the true limits of the human body is.
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This jibes up perfectly with my theory that Wipeout is more entertaining when watching with others (as opposed to watching alone). Sometimes seeing someone else laugh at something makes it funnier. Good thought.

I watch Wipeout with my kids (they are 4 and 6) and we laugh uncontrollably the whole time.
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I have 7 year old as well and she is rolling on the floor the entire time. It is entertaining just watching her.
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I have 7 year old as well and she is rolling on the floor the entire time. It is entertaining just watching her.

It's not only the contestants, sometimes it's the goofy graphics or commentary done by the hosts that get the laughter. Remember last season with the "wrecking ball" and the silly graphics and John Henson's voice over giving that thing a personality (and in love with the lady contestant - funny stuff... )

It's also quick how they latch on to some quirky behavior by the contestants.

This past show, they had a couple where the husband could contort his body so it looked a moose face. They went with that theme every time they showed them, and it was hilarious. They really lucked out when that couple actually won that show's competition.
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I watch Wipeout with my kids (they are 4 and 6) and we laugh uncontrollably the whole time.

My wife and I always watch it together, and sometimes one or the other of us gets laughing SO hard that we have to pause the show and catch our breath, laughing so hard we can't breathe properly. Oh, the stomach aches this show has created...
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It's not only the contestants, sometimes it's the goofy graphics or commentary done by the hosts that get the laughter. Remember last season with the "wrecking ball" and the silly graphics and John Henson's voice over giving that thing a personality (and in love with the lady contestant - funny stuff... )

As i'm sure most of us remember from last season, Ariel Tweato's time on the course was as memorable as any contestant ever, and just the "Where's the pole?" moment was DANGEROUSLY funny. But then , to have the Johns add seemingly hundreds of arrows on the telestrator to attempt to show where the pole was - that just put it over the top. There have probably been too many moments like that to list...
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That one lady - it's a wonder she didn't break her neck -- damn that was a scary looking hit.

The nicknames they give the contestants are indeed clever and add to the show's appeal. I liked Mr. and Mrs. Moose too.


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