Friday, August 19, 2005

Blaze, Laser, and Blazer....

Okay so there's an article on today's ESPN Page 2 by Kieran Darcy about how he is fed up with reality television. He's sick and tired of the Corals and the Trishelles and watching them compete. When all he wants to see is a new version of American Gladiators. And I agree. I loved, LOVED, that tennis ball game, Assault. Contestants running, using the crossbow and the Nerf-zooka. Oh man. And a couple years back, USA would run repeats during the lunch hour. (Now, semi-unimployed people like Holland and I are left with only Dawson's or Charmed to choose from.)

So read this article on ESPN.com

Then sign this petition to bring American Gladiators back.

And then maybe post some of your fondest memories of the Gladiator Games. I know Peter loved The Gauntlet, and Jolly, do you remember the game where the crawl-raced upside down on that winding track thing? Ah man, that was great.

17 comments:

holland said...

I'm still pissed TBS isn't showing Ed anymore at noon. What a great show to plan my meals around.

As for the gladiators, how could you leave out the touch football....with Larry Csonka and Mike Adamle trying to act like NFL analysts but failing miserably, because, well they were analysts for American Gladiators. Great, great stuff.

And if you're going to pick up on the Gladiators, why don't you mention American Gladiators Jr, on Nick, also known as GUTS (hosted by Mike OMalley, who apparently has moved onto bigger and better things.) I suppose we should save this discussion for the inevitable post coming up on the heyday Nickelodeon.

Giraffe said...

Yeah Guts was okay, but kids competed against other kids, not Gladiators, like that kids with all the muscles (aka Arnold Jr.). The AgroCrag looked cool, but come on--glitter, fog machines, Nerf boulders?

I don't consider Guts to be AmerGlad Jr., especially when they jumped the shark and went international and became Global Guts (Giraffe shaking his head.)

holland said...

You had to see that coming though...the referee babe from the UK, hell, even the NBA and NFL followed the GUTS phenomenon and are going global.

DG said...

Come on man, I'm semi-unemployed too. However, I prefer the term "pre-employed."

If Mike O'Malley has moved on to bigger and better, what does that make Marc Summers' leap from Double Dare to the Food Network's Unwrapped?

TV buy day and booze by night is a rough, rough life.

JJ said...

Gladiators is the shit! I remember going to see it live back in the day!! I'd also have to agree that Assault was by far, the best challenge!

J-Mon said...

What if we had network reality star gladiateors where coral, trashelle and the mizz were getting mauled by the likes of steroids induced specimens. That would be great tv. Oh man I am excited just thinking about tonya getting her face plowed in by a femliator.

I loved assault G, but my favorite was the eliminator and the joust. But were there really too many that were bad events? I dont think so.

BRING BACK GLADIATORS INDEED!

holland said...

who the hell are coral, trashelle and the mizz? Damnit, I need to start watching more shit err reality tv. Or not.

Marla said...

They're the Real World/Road Rules Challenge hos, right? See, I'm still totally cool even though I go to bed every night at 9 ; )

holland said...

That would explain it....I barely turn on MTV anymore. Am I getting old or what?

messa said...

I think that Brittish chick from GUTS is a midget. She was hot in 6th grade but....eeehhhh....not so much anymore.

"WHAT! na nannana. WOULD! na nannanna. YOU! na nannanna. DO!....WHAT WOULD YOU DO!"

I HEART NIC

holland said...

What would you do was awesome, due to the Marc Summers factor, not to mention the pie slide, but Messa, I can't believe you totally didn't mention Wild and Crazy Kids. That was the best ever water balloon slinging, 3 legged race gameshow ever

J-Mon said...

11 days no new post? Who are you the hockablogger?

Giraffe said...

Do you have any idea how many cough drops a Giraffe goes through when he's sick?

holland said...

Stock up on that nyquil now before you have to either get a perscription or head over to vancouver to get it.

has anyone heard from messa?

messa said...

messa update:

I'm fine in baton rouge. we got some wind and rain and lost power for a day and a half. My dad is staying with me and as far as i know everyone i care about got out ok. At least I think so. Still can't reach some people.

My dad's house is probabab;y under about 12 feet of water...or at least what is left of it is. Nobody knows because nobody can even get there. Total losses. EVERYTHING destroyed. Pretty bad.

But as far as I know everyone is OK.

Thanks for the concern. HOLLA!!!!

holland said...

Glad to hear it, Tim.


IT'S GAMEDAY, BITCHES! (time for a beer perhaps?)

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