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    AMERICAN FRIGGIN GLADIATORS ! ! !

    I remember this show growing up. Nothing like spanex-laden meatnecks beating contenders up with large q-tips and rubber foam tubes. I was always a fan of the show, not because of athleticism or sheer guts of the competitors, but because of the cool things they got to do: there was the game where they had to shoot some target about the gladiator who's sporting a pneumatic tennis ball shooter, the one where they hung upside-down and crawled on the track, and that one where they rolled around in the steel cage ball like a hamster.

    I haven't seen the new one yet (maybe will catch a glimpse tonight), but for those who have, what's your opinion? Same good old fashioned cheesy fun, or so pumped with fake adrenaline and attitude that it makes you spew out "Listen brother, I'm gonna go drink me a protein shake and do 50 power reps".
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    Freaking A!

    I have caught myself watching the re-runs on one of the ESPN channels more than once thinking "I wish they would bring this back...."

    And last night they did and it was great! I only caught the last half of it but it was enough. One of the human chicks bled.

    Another show is on tonight.

    I also liked the run with the football through the gladiators. The hamster ball is another favorite.
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      I watched the premiere last night. fun stuff. Nostalgia.

      Missed tonight's epi, but I suppose I didnt miss too much :)
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        Tonight was awesome!!!

        I loved this show so much back in the day for all the same reasons Chief set down...it's not the muscle, the sweat, the braun...it's the cool stuff they do!!! You just can't help but envision how you would do it if you were on the show. I'm so happy it's getting another run on the networks.
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          I actually didn't see the episode. I was too busy watching Ohio State setting itself up for disappointment against LSU. Oops, next week.
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            not a big TV fan save some Lost when it comes back on, but american gladiators was a great tv-related past time for me, whenever i was home sick from school, it would always be on all morning long =D =D id like to catch a new episode

            is it any different? do they have the same courses? new ones? beefy men in spandex? women?
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            • #7
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              You see beefy men in brassieres. Very creepy.

              Anyways, the show seems to be taking off -- which only means one thing...Celebrity American Gladiators. I will pay NBC money to have Rosie get her ass beatdown. It could be like celebrity deathmatch, only without claymation and death...
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                Originally posted by Tonk View Post
                not a big TV fan save some Lost when it comes back on, but american gladiators was a great tv-related past time for me, whenever i was home sick from school, it would always be on all morning long =D =D id like to catch a new episode

                is it any different? do they have the same courses? new ones? beefy men in spandex? women?
                It's very much the same with some new twists to some of the old courses. The new American Gladiators is kinda like Ninja Warrior on steroids...literally.
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                  lol, gonna have to watch it some time
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