American Gladiators 2008

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  1. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

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    The show that was unquestionably the most important cultural event in all of human history returns on January 6 on NBC. I think I've read that it will be fundamentally different from the original run, but I don't know what that entails.

    As a kid, I had a weekend ritual: American Gladiators followed by Degrassi Junior High, because nothing goes better with American Gladiators than Canadian angst. I watch AG on ESPN when I can, and it hasn't lost a thing.
     
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    Hulk Hogan is what it entails. And, quite honestly, isn't that the one thing that could make American Gladiators even better?
     
  3. TonyD

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    are you saying Hulk will be one of the gladiators?
     
  4. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

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    No, he's one of the hosts.
     
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    I'll be watching as I'm curious to see what they do with an updated version.

    My favorite event, which I hope they keep, but update really cool is where one of the gladiators is firing at one of the contestants with an air gun and the contestant runs to different weapons stations knocking out the gladiators target.
     
  6. Greg_S_H

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    Assault. They should definitely have a version of that, since it's really close to what kids are playing with multiplayer first-person shooters.
     
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    Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali (Muhammed Ali's daughter) are hosting.
     
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    This should be good, low brow entertainment. Looking forward to it.
     
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    Two-hour premiere Jan. 6, then it airs Mondays 8-9 ET starting Jan. 7.
     
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    i would love to see some of the original gladiators participating as well. where is nitro nowadays????
     
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    I went to a professional bull riding event as a lark and they were filming Celebrity Bull Riding. He was one of the contestants (along with Vanilla Ice). Unfortunately, I didn't get to see any of the riding.

    http://www.cmt.com/shows/dyn/ty-murr...aracters.jhtml
     
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    Wow! This is cool. I was such an AG junkie back in the day. I think an updated version would be awesome. I hope they add some cool new stunts.
     
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    I will give this a try. As long as the lawyers haven't made them make everything so safe that they take away the fun.

    I want there to be a chance the contestants can get hurt. [​IMG]
     
  14. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

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    I suppose this aired tonight? I had a recording set up, so I'll watch it later if it did.
     
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    It started at 9 and goes until 11!
     
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    It's been fun so far. Decent gladiators. I like Wolf the best.
     
  17. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

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    Captured it. Probably watch it tomorrow. I may change my mind after I watch it, but my instinct is I hope the regular episodes are only an hour.
     
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    Both those women were pretty pathetic running the Eliminator.
    I especially liked Koya who was still there grasping the rope on the incline even after Venus broke through the finish line.

    I know it's American Gladiators but almost a little too showy and ridiculously funny when the Gladiators are doing their signature taunts
     
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    Did that one contestant who was waiting 14 years to get on the show remind anyone else of Andy Bernard from the Office?
     
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    I found it slightly comical that in the first episode, a contender and a gladiator both got hurt. I could only imagine the Exec Producer shaking his head during taping.

    Anyway, I'm on board for the season. If only Hulk Hogan could learn to not be so...scripted.
     

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