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?