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#1 of 133 Greg_S_H

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Posted November 27 2007 - 08:27 AM

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.

#2 of 133 Jason Seaver

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Posted November 27 2007 - 08:34 AM

Hulk Hogan is what it entails. And, quite honestly, isn't that the one thing that could make American Gladiators even better?
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#3 of 133 TonyD

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Posted November 27 2007 - 01:55 PM

are you saying Hulk will be one of the gladiators?
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#4 of 133 Greg_S_H

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Posted November 27 2007 - 02:25 PM

No, he's one of the hosts.

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Posted November 27 2007 - 05:51 PM

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.

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#6 of 133 Greg_S_H

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Posted November 27 2007 - 07:43 PM

Assault. They should definitely have a version of that, since it's really close to what kids are playing with multiplayer first-person shooters.

#7 of 133 Scott_J

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Posted November 28 2007 - 03:05 AM

Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali (Muhammed Ali's daughter) are hosting.

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Posted November 28 2007 - 03:51 AM

This should be good, low brow entertainment. Looking forward to it.

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Posted December 01 2007 - 06:34 AM

Two-hour premiere Jan. 6, then it airs Mondays 8-9 ET starting Jan. 7.

#10 of 133 Diallo B

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Posted December 01 2007 - 10:12 AM

i would love to see some of the original gladiators participating as well. where is nitro nowadays????
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Posted December 01 2007 - 10:20 AM

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i would love to see some of the original gladiators participating as well. where is nitro nowadays????

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.

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Posted December 02 2007 - 02:06 AM

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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Posted December 02 2007 - 05:00 AM

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.

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#14 of 133 Greg_S_H

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Posted January 06 2008 - 01:52 PM

I suppose this aired tonight? I had a recording set up, so I'll watch it later if it did.

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Posted January 06 2008 - 02:10 PM

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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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Posted January 06 2008 - 02:29 PM

It's been fun so far. Decent gladiators. I like Wolf the best.

#17 of 133 Greg_S_H

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Posted January 06 2008 - 03:41 PM

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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Posted January 06 2008 - 10:39 PM

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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#19 of 133 Britton

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Posted January 07 2008 - 04:33 AM

Did that one contestant who was waiting 14 years to get on the show remind anyone else of Andy Bernard from the Office?

#20 of 133 Jason_V

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Posted January 07 2008 - 04:38 AM

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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