Jul 30, 2008

Wipeout Survival Guide

Tuesdays have become a night my all-male family looks forward to every week. Since I'm the only female in my house, I approach Tuesday night with particular caution.

Why Tuesday, you ask? Have you not seen? Have you not heard?

Tuesday on ABC is "Wipeout" of course. And my family, which is almost entirely built of testosterone, LOVES this show.

It's really rather peculiar no wonder why they love this show so much. It a weird combination of sport and silly. Competition and comedy. Rivalry and risibility.

In other words, it is downright funny. You know, if you like that sort of thing. So for you sophisticated ones who have remained unsoiled and unsullied, I have prepared a Survival Guide of sorts to prepare you for your moment of awakening:

Survival Guide

  1. Don't eat a heavy meal just before watching. You will regret it.

  2. Go easy on the stomach crunches on Monday; for same reason as #1.

  3. Potty break is highly recommended before the show. The hardest laughter will take place at the beginning (like at the beginning of the season of American Idol). However, do take advantage of all commercial breaks. They're not worth watching most of the time anyway.

  4. Apply a plethora of moisturizer on face to avoid permanent cracking in smile lines.

  5. Keep earplugs handy for obnoxious family members. (Unless you are the obnoxious family member.)

  6. Don't take your eyes off for a minute! Unless you have Tivo. But you'll still be behind other obnoxious family members and it's never as funny when everyone else is done laughing.

  7. Beware: your children and/or darling husband will have an overwhelming penchant to jump from couch to chair to ottoman to "stick the landing" on the kitchen tile.

  8. Change the channel before Japanese Game Show comes on. Trust me on this one.

If you haven't seen it yet, view at your own risk. But you can't say I didn't warn you.

Here's you a tasty sample; enjoy.


Jodie said...

Makes Tuesday fun-day. :) Our family is mixed - male & female ratio almost equal and we all love it. :)

The first time I saw it I was literally on the floor, beating it with my fist in a FIT of laughter. A fit, ya heard? :)

LOVE WIPEOUT! :) What's not to love?

Jodie said...

Oh, and one more thing. Best part? The nicknames! FUNNY FUNNY FUNNINESS! :)

Rachele said...

I absolutely love watching my family watch this as well. With having had gone back to school I tend to observe more than I actually watch lately. Yea!! There is something the whole family can watch! woo hoo!


Rachele said...

Ok, I have to say this cuz it has to come out...you know how my brain works, everyone else...I really am normal...lol

Everytime I look at the list I keep thinking it says don't eat HEAVY METAL. hahahahaahah


Why 2nd Cup of Coffee? said...

My son and husband and daughter have seen this; I've only seen the Japanese show! It is a hoot! Oh this poor guy in the video. I just want to hold his face in my hands and say, "Dude, like me, you're OLD. Stop this torture!"

Kelsey said...

Too funny love it!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh man...my hubby LOVES this show. And now he has my baby girl watching it too. Ok, and me. Sometimes. But mostly I like to watch him watch it because he's like a little kid. Craziness!

Joyfulsister said...

LOL.. okay now I need to gather up the family and sit and watch this show!!
I just can't invite my Mom she gets all weird when they fall and bang themselves up like she can feel their pain or something too much drama lol. Thanks for the sneek preview *smile*

Meg in Tally said...

We LOVE Wipeout! There is so little decent on television -- this one is just fun. We saw the episode with the beard-guy...gross!