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Wipeout is hands down the best summer TV show, and as such, deserves its own thread.

I usually cancel my cable in the summer months once NBA & NHL playoffs are over. But this year I decided to keep it for one reason, and that reason is Wipeout. I can't think of a film that has made me laugh for the better part of an hour the way Wipeout does. Yes, it's cheesy as heck -thanks to the two commentators - but I'm a sucker for slapstick and Jill Wagner is a hottie.

Please feel free to discuss the show, favourite episodes, memorable characters, surprise plot twists, big balls, etc.

Oh, and did anyone here audition for Wipeout Canada? I only heard about it yesterday and now the entries are closed. Could've been my claim to fame!
 

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I watched every episode last year and couldn't wait to see it again. They had a preview of this season in early june and it was just awesome. Happy to see it in its usual time slot.

Good night and big balls!
 

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Agreed. There are few shows that our family of four with two young boys watches as a family, but this is one of them. The belly laughs we've gladly endured are just fantastic.
 

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Over on TCF I've heard them discussing Wipeout Couples. Is that airing in Canada? It sounded like a great extension to the franchise.
 

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Wipeout is a pretty good show, my 4 year old just loves it. I can't help missing the old MXC show that Wipeout virtually copied. Did anyone watch that one? It was a dubbed over version of a Japanese show called "Fuun Takeshi Castle" and the cometary was absolutely hilarious!

I still remember... one episode they had this whale that spewed foam out it's blowhole... the comentators got to calling it "shamu Goo" and just kept it going... I laughed so much it hurt!

MXC - Top 25 Most Painful Eliminations

Looking at some of those wipeouts I can understand why it was cancled due to several people being injured! (No wussy padded rollers for the Japanese, those looked like solid wood!)
 

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yeah I like MXC. I watched a few episodes of Wipeout and it's alright.
Just a bit too cheesy and copies MXC. Still a good show tho.


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The American gameshow Wipeout on ABC has been accused of being "a blatant copycat" of shows such as Takeshi's Castle and MXC, and a copyright infringement lawsuit has been filed by TBS against ABC. Among the charges is that ABC purchased search terms such as "MXC" on Google to drive traffic to Wipeout.
 

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Wipeout is a pretty good show, my 4 year old just loves it.
LOL, that pretty much sums it up. Wipeout: so good, even a 4-year-old finds it funny
 

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Wipeout is a pretty good show, my 4 year old just loves it. I can't help missing the old MXC show that Wipeout virtually copied. Did anyone watch that one? It was a dubbed over version of a Japanese show called "Fuun Takeshi Castle" and the cometary was absolutely hilarious!

I still remember... one episode they had this whale that spewed foam out it's blowhole... the comentators got to calling it "shamu Goo" and just kept it going... I laughed so much it hurt!

MXC - Top 25 Most Painful Eliminations

Looking at some of those wipeouts I can understand why it was cancled due to several people being injured! (No wussy padded rollers for the Japanese, those looked like solid wood!)
Right you are, Kenny!! :D
 

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MXC was brilliant... Wipeout doesn't even compare.
I have to agree, the writing on Wipeout is inferior, I think being on a major network causes them to hold back. MXC had one of my favourite commentator exchanges in the Adult Entertainment vs. Home Improvement episode.

Vic Romano: He's a sheet rocker moonlighting as a tub caulker.
Kenny Blankenship: Tub caulker? He likes fat chicks?
Vic Romano: I wouldn't know, Kenny.
Kenny Blankenship: So what does he do with his caulk?
Vic Romano: He puts it in the crack.
Kenny Blankenship: Oh, so he's in porn, then.
Vic Romano: Kenny, listen, he's in construction.
Kenny Blankenship: [confused] You say he sticks his caulk in the crack, but he's in construction... I thought you said he was a sheep stalker.
Vic Romano: I said a *sheet rocker*. Plus, I was talking about caulking compound.
Kenny Blankenship: He built a place to do this?
Vic Romano: Caulking! It's used to fill cracks!
Kenny Blankenship: Am I missing something here?
Vic Romano: Well, thanks to you, Kenny, we've pretty much missed this entire run!

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It's one of my favorite TV shows in the summer. I like it because no thinking is involved to enjoy the show. I watched pretty much the whole last season on Global and also the first season in the US in 2008 where there was another game show called "I Survived a Japanese Game Show". I guess that one didn't catch on as much as Wipeout did. I'm probably one of the few who doesn't think MXC was way better than Wipeout. I don't care too much about the commentary. I just need to see some people get wiped out for me to laugh at.
 
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