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American Gladiators: Fixed?

Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:31 am

I was just watching American Gladiators, which I thought was an awesome show, despite being WAY overproduced. But tonight's episode had something fishy happen. In the women's eliminator, they had to finish in a time of less than 3:37, and the only one to actually finish finished in what they said was 4:07. Here's the thing: they took away the clock for about a minute, and when they brought it back, it somehow had an extra minute tacked on!
I didn't believe it when I first saw it, so I replayed it. I started the tape at 20 minutes past the hour, and my thoughts were confirmed! They said that 3 1/2 minutes had passed when my clock still said 22 minutes past the hour!

Also of note, Molivan's time up until today was 2:13. Just before the men's eliminator, they showed it as 2:13. But then, at the end of the show, suddenly his time changed to 3:13!

WTF?! American Gladiators was such a great show in the 80s and 90s, I can't believe they've gone to fixing the show for ratings now. What is this ish?
 
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RE: American Gladiators: Fixed?

Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:46 am

Um, hello? What did you expect?  scratchchin 
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RE: American Gladiators: Fixed?

Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:53 am

Do you also think professional wrestling and NASCAR are real?
Things were better when it was two guys in a dorm room.
 
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RE: American Gladiators: Fixed?

Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:57 am



Quoting Alfa75 (Reply 1):
Um, hello? What did you expect?

If it's ashow with prizes for a winner (which AG has), it has to be real. Did you see Quiz Show? Or have you heard of the Twenty-One scandal?
 
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RE: American Gladiators: Fixed?

Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:30 pm

Fixed?!? I hope not, that would be messing with the integrity of that sport...

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RE: American Gladiators: Fixed?

Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:03 pm



Quoting Homer71 (Reply 4):
I hope not, that would be messing with the integrity of that sport...

It's all about the integrity...

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RE: American Gladiators: Fixed?

Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:22 pm

FYI, the fakeness of AG was discussed a couple of weeks back in a still-active thread: American Gladiators Is Back! (by Queso Jan 5 2008 in Non Aviation)

Maybe we can finally agree on something, eh DLX?
 
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RE: American Gladiators: Fixed?

Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:43 pm



Quoting Queso (Reply 6):
Maybe we can finally agree on something, eh DLX?

We used to agree all the time. I haven't changed.

Quoting Queso (Reply 6):
FYI, the fakeness of AG was discussed a couple of weeks back

Now I have hard evidence that it is fixed. They better watch out, or Congress will be on them with hell to pay if this is actually fixed.

And the fact that the person that got screwed was a lawyer, I think you can count on it!
 
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RE: American Gladiators: Fixed?

Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:54 pm

I wonder if the disclaimer at the end has something to do with it..."portions not affecting the outcome of the show have been edited". For example, last night the two ladies were both struggling with the travelator. They both clearly took rests after a few attempts. What's not to say that they took longer rests than would make for good TV (since that's what it's all about), and they were edited out. I don't see that as fixed, I see that as smart editing.

And since this was all recorded several months ago, I'd imagine that we'd have seen a lawsuit by now if there was any foul play.

Oh shit, I just admitted to watching it...er...Crush is hot...

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