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post #61 of 586
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Originally Posted by humdinger70 View Post

There are always four rounds in the competition -

Qualifier (the one that includes the Big Balls) - field reduced from 24 to 12 (fastest times thru course advance)

2nd round (sweeper) - field reduced from 12 to 6, last person standing gets a $1,000 bonus

3rd round - field reduced from 6 to 4 (first 4 to complete advance)

WipeOut finale round - fastest time thru the course wins the $50,000 grand prize

Oh yeah....4 rounds. Don't know why I was thinking only 3....
post #62 of 586
Thread Starter 
Just keep the nicknames coming! how these guys come up with that many?

I wouldn't mind being ridiculed in national TV if it gets me a date with Jill LOL
post #63 of 586
We liked the "big balls" but after seeing the hurdles (HURT-les), we are in love!!! Did nobody else crack up with all those folks bouncing up and down on those things?! ( and a couple under them as well!).
post #64 of 586
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Originally Posted by goober22 View Post

We liked the "big balls" but after seeing the hurdles (HURT-les), we are in love!!! Did nobody else crack up with all those folks bouncing up and down on those things?! ( and a couple under them as well!).

I thought the hurdles are a great addition this year. If I wasn't feeding my newborn I probably woulda been crying while laughing.
post #65 of 586
I like the Eliminator round better this year. That Catapult is wicked!
post #66 of 586
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Originally Posted by Marcus Carr View Post

I'll check out the repeat on Saturday.

HD this time on WMAR.
post #67 of 586
WABC-DT FiOS TV NYC.

The show started out in SD but then the HD feed came on at 8:01pm.

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post #68 of 586
The rerun today (Saturday) was in HD. It was glorious!
post #69 of 586
Thread Starter 
I hope they do a follow-up on "cheap date", did Jill accepted the date? or was just a joke? Still can't believe he was only willing to pay $50 for Jill's stake, I would pay $500 or more if I was him, hey but how else you can get the "cheap date" nickname?
post #70 of 586
It didn't hit me until very recently, that Jill played "Larrin" on Startgate Atlantis.. first episode was "Travelers" showing in syndication now.
post #71 of 586
I had sent an email to the Engineering team at the WLS-7 Chicago, asking about technical issues which might have caused them to air it in 4:3 SD (and whether this problem might be fixed for the rebroadcast). They wrote back saying "the network sends it to us in 4:3."

Then, on rebroadcast, whaddayaknow? It was a in spectacular 16:9 HD!

I hadn't noticed it before (since only the Wipeout Bowl was HD), but there's quite a lot going on in the background there at the ranch. We can see construction of some kind during the qualifier (in addition to the ranch itself), and a lot more of the set around the Wipeout Zone (including what appear to be the gas pipes for lighting, fire, etc.)

We of course don't need to be told how much more of an immersive experience HD CAN be, but after suffering through SD last week, it made the rebroadcast all the more sweet.. er.. painful!
post #72 of 586
When does this show air, is it on tonight?
post #73 of 586
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Originally Posted by wolfgaze View Post

When does this show air, is it on tonight?

Wednesday nights at 8/7C.
post #74 of 586
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Originally Posted by Bschneider View Post

It didn't hit me until very recently, that Jill played "Larrin" on Startgate Atlantis.. first episode was "Travelers" showing in syndication now.

Correct - and was the Lincoln Mercury spokeswoman for several years, not to mention being on Punked.
post #75 of 586
Sorry if I've asked this before, or others have answered, but is the US version also shot in Argentina?
post #76 of 586
Per Wikipedia

"The show is taped on a ranch just outside the city of Santa Clarita, California.[2] The location is never mentioned in the show itself (by contrast, the British version makes a special point of talking about the show's Argentine connections)."
post #77 of 586
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Wednesday nights at 8/7C.

Not this Wednesday on DC's WJLA, they are airing "Battleground Virginia: The Candidates" - they were "due" for a pre-emption. This station pre-empts more network programming than the other stations combined and then some.
post #78 of 586
Repeats on Saturday.
post #79 of 586
Thread Starter 
Was that the worst eliminator ever? 2 of 4 gave up and the winner did 17 mins.
post #80 of 586
This year, the obstacle courses are about ten times harder. I'm surprised more people aren't getting hurt.

I liked last years courses better. The spinner in last Tuesday's episode was stupid.
post #81 of 586
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

Was that the worst eliminator ever? 2 of 4 gave up and the winner did 17 mins.

Only one really gave up, probably out of sheer exhaustion. The other lady injured her ankle as she came off the initial water slide and had to be rescued by the safety crew.
post #82 of 586
I liked the new first course. I really like the "Hurtels", wish they would use them all the time. And the foam covered "swing" is better than most of the final obstacles that they've tried.

But the "plank in the face" is just ruthless. I'd prefer something else in it's place.
post #83 of 586
Missed sucker punch this past weekend. Also, no mud pits - the rain forecast for that taping probably had them back off on it.
post #84 of 586
The woman who gave up around the 10 minute mark probably kicked herself later when she learned the wining time was 17 minutes plus.
post #85 of 586
Wipeout has fans in the broadcast booth at ESPN!

During the CWS game between Texas and Arizona State last night (June 16), play-by-play guy Sean McDonough admitted he was happy to see the show return. He even tried calling host John Anderson about it, but admitted the message he left on John's answering machine was unintelligible because he was laughing so hard.

They even mused about having a 'Celebrity' edition of the show (featuring, maybe, his colleagues Orel Hersheiser and Steve Phillips - Orel politely declined).
post #86 of 586
I've been wondering if there's a time penalty for falling in on the obstacle course...so many (like the wall punch especially) look like they'd be 3-4x faster just to dive in and swim by.

Also, in the final, what is the time penalty for bypassing the spinning wheel things? They always just say you can bypass them with a "time penalty" but not what it is.

My kid loves this show, but so much of it annoys me and seems cheap. For example, using the aforementioned spinning wheels in the final challenge. You could time your jump right, but the wheels tend to stop for a moment when the contestant lands on them, causing the contestant to fall. It seems cheap to me because the contestant did time it right, but the motor apparently isn't strong enough to keep it spinning at a constant rate of motion.
post #87 of 586
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Originally Posted by mproper View Post

Also, in the final, what is the time penalty for bypassing the spinning wheel things? They always just say you can bypass them with a "time penalty" but not what it is.

I think the final penalty is 2 minutes. If you know what the time to beat it you could literally swim past the 2 obstacles to get to the last one. Of course that would probably be pretty tiring.
post #88 of 586
Thread Starter 
Mmmm where are you people! the thread went to limbo real fast!

No comments from last week show?

How 'bout that Forrest guy? man! 1 min obstacle course? he only failed to pass the big balls by a little, I thought he was going to do the same with eliminator he should scared us but pulled off the win..

I also LOL'd a lot with that party girl, and that "big balls motivator" woman..
post #89 of 586
We all continue to love the show (right?), but I suppose it's just not something that requires comment every week? Having said that, allow me to comment...

I don't remember any episode where the finalists ran the final course in times that were SO close.

Additionally, it would appear that Jill is finding more and more amorous admirers making it on the show. Sometimes, guys just need certain motivation...
post #90 of 586
Jill for the sake of all that is right in the world, PLEASE do some nudity.
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