American Gladiator 1/6

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  1. Jan 7, 2008 #61 of 104
    SnakeEyes

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    I read somewhere Larry Thompson pulled a Michael Buffer with that exact phrasing.
     
  2. Jan 7, 2008 #62 of 104
    DreadPirateRob

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    If there was ever a show made for Tivo, this was it. It would have been completely unwatchable if not. I think the play-by-play was Van Earl Wright, and he was terrible. Hulk was terrible in the few nano-seconds that I watched of him.

    But man, the Eliminator is brutal. The competitors were all in very good shape, and it just about ruined each one of them.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2008 #63 of 104
    cwoody222

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    It's weird, today I found out that pretty much all my close group of friends watched this... all separate.

    That never happens.

    We got gays and straights, girls and guys and age ranges from mid-20's to early-30s and all of us watched (and liked!) this last night.

    Guess it really struck a cord with our (slightly the same) age group. Or we were all just hungover on Sunday night and desperate for some new TV... :)
     
  4. Jan 7, 2008 #64 of 104
    Dssturbo1

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    the ref was FAT. jeez they need laila ali to be the ref not a commentator.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2008 #65 of 104
    TAsunder

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    I got a really strong roller derby vibe from that guy. With a pinch of chris farley's motivational speaker character.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2008 #66 of 104
    SnakeEyes

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    Dodgeball ref.
     
  7. Jan 7, 2008 #67 of 104
    cwoody222

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    Not sure about Sunday (I had to record in SD due to conflicts) but Monday's is HD for me. I didn't expect that.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2008 #68 of 104
    TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    Another great show if you have a DVR, some for FF, but mostly for still shots.
     
  9. Jan 7, 2008 #69 of 104
    FilmCritic3000

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    I love this forum. Great minds think alike. :)

    That's exactly who the ref reminded me of...Matt Foley.

    "You contenders and gladiators better be ready...or else you'll be living in a van down by the river!"
     
  10. Jan 7, 2008 #70 of 104
    MisterBubble

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    Ha ha!!! And I think he borrowed his ref outfit from that "No Bingo!" guy from National Bingo Night. They are about the same size as well.

    I enjoyed the show - it's a fun diversion from all the reruns. But I don't get all the commentator hate. I thought he did an OK job. But then again, I only sporadically watched the original, so maybe I'm not seeing the difference. I thought he was corny enough but not too over-the-top. (after contestant falls in the water) "Our Marine has just joined the Navy!" You gotta admit that one was clever.
     
  11. Jan 7, 2008 #71 of 104
    stalemate

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    If you listen closely, just before she stands up and gets clobbered you can hear the ref yelling "On your feet!" twice.
     
  12. Jan 7, 2008 #72 of 104
    stalemate

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    IBIMB.

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  13. Jan 7, 2008 #73 of 104
    brnscofrnld

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    Nice find Kamakzie. If you google Gina Carano you can find some nice pics, including Maxim.

    As for Atlasphere, they really needed to bring that one back. My guess is that the stage that they have for the show isn't large enough to accommodate all the cages rolling around.

    The eliminator def needs to have the gladiators hiding behind the doors, that was a classic part of the event.

    Does anyone remember seeing on the classic Gladiator some contestants just flying through that part of the course with the hand bikes? Some of them wouldn't even hesitate and zip right across.

    And did anyone mention Crush is hot?:D
     
  14. Jan 7, 2008 #74 of 104
    mattack

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    Yeah, though I made fun of this, I actually recorded it.. I've only watched around 1/3 of the 2 hour show though. So far I was obviously skipping commercials, and watching the non-event part at 1.5x with sound.. I may skim through even more of the non-event stuff.

    I never really watched the original, thought it was dumb... but maybe that's because I didn't want to bother videotaping it and recording it so I could easily FF through the commercials/fluff.

    Basically -- what I've seen so far is vaguely entertaining, which is actually a big compliment compared to what I expected. (I recorded it because it was something new, plus I wanted to give it at least one shot.)
     
  15. Jan 8, 2008 #75 of 104
    busyba

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    No kidding, I went through Monday's 1 hour show in 15 minutes.

    That's a whole lot of filler goin on!
     
  16. Jan 8, 2008 #76 of 104
    busyba

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    I'd love to be in her guard and let her transition into a triangle, ifyouknowwhatImean! ;)

    :D
     
  17. Jan 8, 2008 #77 of 104
    mtnagel

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    Thanks. Mine wasn't in HD on Sunday, but was on Monday.
     
  18. Jan 8, 2008 #78 of 104
    cheesesteak

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    They need to get rid of the hand bike, at least for the women. It's faster to just fall into the pit and climb out. There doesn't seem to be a penalty for not making it all the way across.
     
  19. Jan 8, 2008 #79 of 104
    Weezoh

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    it kind of seemed to me that the hand bike needed oil or something - most of the time it seemed like they were really wrenching it and it was stuttering. I don't remember the old show being like that.
     
  20. Jan 8, 2008 #80 of 104
    SnakeEyes

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    The penalty seems to be having to climb the tower after falling. It will eat time.

    And the hand bike wrenching and stuttering is simply from contenders not knowing how to do it properly. It happened in the old series.
     

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