History Series / Gladiators

8th Mar '17 6:55:33 AM Hallwings
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* RunningGag: Cobra's inflatable sheep, which he brought out regularly at the start of the show from series 2 onwards. He was the joker of the bunch after all.

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* RunningGag: Cobra's inflatable sheep, Larry, which he brought out regularly at the start of the show from series 2 onwards. He was the joker of the bunch after all.



* SeriousBusiness: Despite the theatrics, it was treated as a highly competitive sporting event, the Gladiators were all professional athletes (some had competed at the Olympics) meaning the contenders had to try harder to even stand a chance, interviews, commentary and even the presenters and referees having a sporting background helped a lot.

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* SeriousBusiness: Despite the theatrics, it was treated as a highly competitive sporting event, the Gladiators were all professional athletes (some had competed at the Olympics) meaning the contenders had to try harder to even stand a chance, interviews, chance. Interviews, commentary and even the presenters and referees having a sporting background helped a lot.
25th Feb '17 11:52:47 AM nombretomado
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** She went on to become AngelinaJolie's favourite stunt double.

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** She went on to become AngelinaJolie's Creator/AngelinaJolie's favourite stunt double.
23rd Feb '17 8:24:23 AM Hallwings
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* BigBad: Wolf. The song ''Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?'' played whenever he lost. Conversely, ''Wild Thing'' played when he won.

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* BigBad: Wolf. The song ''Who's afraid ''[[Disney/ThreeLittlePigs Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?'' Wolf?]]'' played whenever he lost. Conversely, ''Wild Thing'' played when he won.
21st Feb '17 11:57:54 AM PicardsDouble
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* BigBad: Wolf. The song ''Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?'' played whenever he lost.

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* BigBad: Wolf. The song ''Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?'' played whenever he lost. Conversely, ''Wild Thing'' played when he won.
30th Jan '17 7:21:26 AM Hallwings
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** The uniforms the contenders wore in series one varied in colour from show to show. Afterwards, the female contenders generally wore pink and yellow (except for a brief period in series three when they wore red and blue), while the male contenders wore red and blue (with series two having a lighter shade of blue).

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** The uniforms the contenders wore in series one varied in colour from show to show. Afterwards, the female contenders generally wore pink and yellow (except for a brief period in series three when they wore red a different shade of pink {almost red-like} and blue), light blue, respectively), while the male contenders wore red and blue (with series two having a lighter shade of blue).blue, and the contenders wearing black shorts with red/blue tank tops early in series three).
17th Dec '16 6:56:32 PM WyraachUr
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first series only featured six games (Atlaspheres, The Wall, Danger Zone, Swingshot, Hang Tough, and Duel, in that order in all episodes except Heat 6 {which played Danger Zone first, followed by The Wall, Duel, Atlaspheres, Swingshot, and then Hang Tough}). The Eliminator also went straight from the zip lines to the Travelator, rather than having the see-saw and balance beams before it.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first series only featured six games (Atlaspheres, - Atlaspheres, The Wall, Danger Zone, Swingshot, Hang Tough, and Duel, Duel - in that order in all episodes except Heat 6 {which played Danger Zone first, followed by The Wall, Duel, Atlaspheres, Swingshot, and then Hang Tough}). The Eliminator also went straight from the zip lines to the Travelator, rather than having the see-saw and balance beams before it.


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** Gauntlet was introduced in the second series, and was RIDICULOUSLY easy - the contestants only had to make their way past three Gladiators who were spread further apart, and was changed to the more standard five Gladiators in the next series. The scoring system was also based on who got the faster time of the two, whereas from series 3 onwards, 10 points were scored if it was beaten under 20 seconds, and 5 if they completed it within 20-30 seconds.
** The Wall in the first series - female competitors were given a 15 second head start, with the males only getting 10. From series two onwards, they both only get 10 seconds.
** The title sequence for the show qualifies for this too - in the first series, the announcer introduces the contestants, along with their occupation and where they come from, which leads into him reading off the names of the Gladiators. The second series onwards adopted the more familiar title sequence with the rotating logo in space, with images of the Gladiators flying by during the theme song.
11th Dec '16 12:41:28 PM Hallwings
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first series only featured six games (Atlaspheres, The Wall, Danger Zone, Swingshot, Hang Tough, and Duel, in that order every episode). The Eliminator also went straight from the zip lines to the Travelator, rather than having the see-saw and balance beams before it.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first series only featured six games (Atlaspheres, The Wall, Danger Zone, Swingshot, Hang Tough, and Duel, in that order every episode).in all episodes except Heat 6 {which played Danger Zone first, followed by The Wall, Duel, Atlaspheres, Swingshot, and then Hang Tough}). The Eliminator also went straight from the zip lines to the Travelator, rather than having the see-saw and balance beams before it.
26th Nov '16 4:53:43 PM Hallwings
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* RomanceOnTheSet: Ulrika's fling with Hunter, Trojan fathering Zodiac's kid, and Vogue hooking up with one of the contenders, as did Saracen.
27th Oct '16 10:26:58 AM Hallwings
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** John Anderson did not wear his signature black hat in the first series, and he was also less of a ham when doing his event introductions.
** The uniforms the contenders wore in series one were of varying colours. Afterwards, the female contenders generally wore pink and yellow (except for a brief period in series three when they wore red and blue), while the male contenders wore red and blue (with series two having a lighter shade of blue).

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** John Anderson did not wear his signature black hat cap in the first series, and he was also less of a ham when doing his event introductions.
** The uniforms the contenders wore in series one were of varying colours.varied in colour from show to show. Afterwards, the female contenders generally wore pink and yellow (except for a brief period in series three when they wore red and blue), while the male contenders wore red and blue (with series two having a lighter shade of blue).
27th Oct '16 10:17:19 AM Hallwings
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** John Anderson did not wear his signature black hat in the first series, and he was also less of a ham when doing his event introductions.
** The uniforms the contenders wore in series one were of varying colours. Afterwards, the female contenders generally wore pink and yellow (except for a brief period in series three when they wore red and blue), while the male contenders wore red and blue (with series two having a lighter shade of blue).
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