American Ninja Warrior All Season Thread **spoilers**

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by astrohip, May 23, 2015.

  1. logic88

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    I wonder if they will increase the height of the Megawall next year? It seems that many Ninjas are already used to it by now.
     
  2. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    ANW Finals are now filming in Las Vegas...

    'American Ninja Warrior' comes to Las Vegas to film national finals

    No real spoilers, but a couple names are mentioned. But they're ninjas that we expect to make it to the Finals anyway. But beware there are names mentioned. Not how they're doing, just that they're present.

    "Saline" reporter?!? Is this the future of news, when articles are created voice>text? Or has Zuri gone from being a sideline reporter, to being a salty old dog?
     
  3. mattack

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    Gbajabiamila has been on the Adam Carolla podcast a couple of times, including one recent one that's probably still in the feed.
     
  4. Philosofy

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    No mention of that little kid ninja who's dad ran? That kid was amazing for his age!
     
  5. logic88

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    Huh. Watch some of the episode tonight. Will rewatch in full later.

    But I did see the next to last run where the woman rested and celebrated instead of going when she had the chance to get to the finals. I don't understand why Drew Knapp, who was cheering for her, didn't let her know about the time. Did they ever interview her to see if she was aware of the clock?
     
  6. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Fun night to watch. Lots of big names. Sorry to see Geoff Britten fall so quickly. Those balance obstacles can be a *****. I think that's what took out Isaac C last season.

    That mom that made it... WOW! Oldest woman to ever hit a buzzer, 42 yrs old, and first ever mother to do it. Congrats!

    Meagan Martin just doesn't seem to have the same pizzazz she's had in the past. The past couple seasons, she's seemed to struggle just to qualify. OTOH, Jessie Graff is BACK!

    Lance Pekus makes the Mega-Wall on try #3! Congrats to him, especially for a 5'7" competitor.
     
  7. logic88

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    Kinda reminds me of Last Week Tonight's bit on Everest summits.

    In other words, a rather arbitrary achievement. :)
     
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  8. astrohip

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    Yes and no. Sure it's arbitrary, but if you stop and think about it, it's an amazing feat.
     
  9. logic88

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    Maybe I'm feeling grumpy today but that just means that she's older than 6. (I was actually quite surprised at that low bar for motherhood when it popped up in a Google search.)
     
  10. astrohip

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    Wait until the first grandmother makes it up the Wall. Akbar will go nuts!

    "I see you Grandma! I see you!"
     
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  11. mattack

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    yeah that was really dumb IMHO to make a big deal that it was a mother..

    Though you may argue I'm being hypocritical in that it was a bummer that Jon Stewart (no, not THAT one) said it was his last season... since he was one of the older ones (late 50s) doing well in previous years.
     
  12. That Don Guy

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    I have a feeling the woman that was shown near the end actually ran before the other one, and the reaction shots were not because she knew she could get in if the other woman didn't complete the fifth obstacle. I am fairly confident that most of the hosts' commentary is done after the fact to match the edited order of the runs.
     
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  13. DouglasPHill

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    Yes, no way to know what the real run order was. Edited manufactured drama?
     
  14. bryhamm

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    For some reason my dvr didn’t record this ep on Monday. They are replaying it on Friday, so I’m recording it then. Checked the future schedule and it’s set to record Monday 7/1.
     
  15. Azlen

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    I was wondering the same thing but also thought they would have created more drama if they had edited it the other way. Having the established star beating the time she needed by a second would have been more dramatic than the second girl not being aware of the time. Who knows what they did though.
     
  16. logic88

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    Huh. I didn't get that impression but you might be right. I wonder if the Sasuke Fanatic forum (or whatever it's called) has more info. Gotta go dig up the link first though.

    Edit: OK, it's Sasuke Maniac. I posted a message there to see if anyone knew more about her run.
     
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  17. Ruth

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    Yeah, I came to the same conclusion.
     
  18. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    I know it's a reality show, and it's edited for our viewing pleasure o_O, but I would be seriously dismayed if they did that kind of viewer manipulation.

    Let us know what you find out.
     
  19. astrohip

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    I went back and watched her run again (the last female). Matt & Akbar made it very clear when she was running, even going so far as to make comments like "doesn't she know the time", and "why doesn't someone make her aware of her time" and "go go go go now". And the camera was on Meagan for a substantial amount of time. For that entire run to be edited out of order would be viewer manipulation of the highest order. IMHO, that would cross the line between simple editing, and become exploitation (falsification). So the naive part of me wants it to be WYSIWYG.

    Having said that, if you watch the audience in the background, they are incredibly passive. Like -zero- emotion. So either they aren't aware of the times like we are, or... :eek:
     
  20. BrettStah

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    I would be amazed if the crowd would know the time to beat, unless an announcement was made. They’re just watching athlete after athlete run the course.
     

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