Are you kidding me? I am so excited! American Gladiators is back on Primetime. Can you believe it has been 14 long years? I feel old!
Sunday night a small crowd gathered at Tristen's place to see for ourselves what this new era of gladiators had to offer. And let me tell you, I don't think any of us were prepared for what we saw!
One word: Wolfman! He's hairy...he's scary...he's downright insane! Is he for real? Are any of the gladiators for real? I mean, honestly! I was peeing my pants the entire time. These new gladiators are un-freakin-believable! You've got Tao...a sorry excuse for a Polynesian (looks more like a white guy with a tan), and then there's the Ken doll...his head has been exposed to way too much bleach in his lifetime. I'm sure if it.
Oh, and the girls...there's this one hot (but huge chic) that Tristen has a crush on. And how appropriate that her name is Crush! There's also Helga. I probably don't even need to explain that one. She's enormous! She could squash my head like a bug using only her pinky toes!!!
Besides all the crazy new gladiators, you've also got these insane new obstacle courses that are way bigger, better, and what seems to me 100x more diffiult than the original set. And I'm not so sure these new contenders are up for the challenge. Of all the contestants, very few were able to dominate the gladiators.
And then there's the final challenge. The giant obstacle course. The do or die! Now, it really honestly doesn't look THAT difficult. I'm not saying I'd be good at it or anything, but these athletes that go up against this thing are "supposedly" trained athletes who are in the best shape of their lives. But, for some reason, when they get to this final challenge, they SUCK! Especially the girls. Pathetic! I mean really, so pathetic! As I sat there watching them throw their bodies through the giant foam wall across the finish line, they had looks of death on their faces. All of them! It was hillarious!
What a great comeback for American Gladiators. Well done NBC. Hats off to you for combating the writers strike with the bringing back of an all-American classic.
If you missed the season premiere Sunday night and the follow-up Monday night, tune in nest week. We're working on getting tickets to a taping of the show. Let me know if you're interested.