History Series / TopShot

29th Mar '14 12:42:37 PM Gimere
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* HeyItsThatGuy: The host is Colby Donaldson, the popular three-time ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' contestant. He does a dead on mimic of Jeff Probst's body language and speech patterns. And shit-eating grin.
27th Jan '14 10:01:14 AM DrSlide
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* GameShow: 15 of the contestants are eliminated until 1 is left; they win the $100,000 grand prize. Also, from Season 2 on, the winner of an elimination challenge gets a $2,000 [[ProductPlacement Bass Pro Shops]] gift card. Season 4 added a professional shooter contract, again from Bass Pro Shops, for the winner.

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* GameShow: 15 of the contestants are eliminated until 1 is left; they win eliminated, and the last shooter standing wins the $100,000 grand prize. Also, from Season 2 on, the winner of an elimination challenge gets a $2,000 [[ProductPlacement Bass Pro Shops]] gift card. Season 4 added a professional shooter contract, again from Bass Pro Shops, for the winner.winner; Season 5 added a speedboat to the $100,000 prize.
29th Nov '13 10:17:35 PM DrSlide
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** [[spoiler: Chee Kwan in season 5. His elimination challenge against Gabby involved shooting out four rows of five plates (each row getting progressively smaller) without missing a shot, or the current row would be reset. Chee made a major mistake in reloading his revolver every time he missed a shot, causing him to fall into an insurmountable hole after previously keeping pace with Gabby on the first row.]]

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** [[spoiler: Chee Kwan in season 5. His elimination challenge against Gabby involved shooting out four rows of five six plates (each row getting progressively smaller) without missing a shot, or the current row would be reset. Chee made a major mistake in reloading his revolver every time he missed a shot, causing him to fall into an insurmountable hole after previously keeping pace with Gabby on the first row.]]
1st Sep '13 4:20:32 PM PhantomKitty
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* GangstaStyle: William calls this as part of a game of HORSE in the All-Star season using a Colt Peacemaker. Colby can only grin and comment on how ''all kinds of wrong'' it is since William is black. To top it off, William misses the shot while both of his opponents hit.
30th Aug '13 5:06:10 PM Thecommander236
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30th Aug '13 5:05:05 PM Thecommander236
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** Pretty much the concept of Season 5, aka Top Shot All Stars. 16 of the best competitors from the previous four seasons return to compete, while the four champions return as advisers (as they already have titles).



* BulletTime / SlowMotion: Firearms are involved. It's mandatory.

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** Season 4 has a very early challenge between [[spoiler: Greg and Chris]]. Those same two are in the finals... and as in the first challenge, the loser breaks down in concentration and winner takes it by one.
* BulletTime / SlowMotion: BulletTime[=/=]SlowMotion: Firearms are involved. It's mandatory. mandatory.
* CallBack: An unscripted example, involving close friends Gabby Franco and Chee Kwan. [[spoiler: Gabby is eliminated by Chee in season 4 (albeit outside of a formal elimination challenge) after he's the last shooter to best her score in a sniper rifle event. Come season 5, the two wind up in episode 3's elimination challenge in ironic fashion (which pretty much everyone points out). This time, however, the outcome is reversed, with Gabby winning by a wide margin. The object is to shoot four rows of six targets each; if a player misses a shot, they must start that row all over again. Chee loses mainly because he stupidly reloads his revolver every time he misses a shot.]]



* ClusterFBomb: Chee mouths the F-bomb over and over upon finding out that [[spoiler: he's going into the elimination challenge against Gabby.]]



** The elimination challenge in Season 5, episode 10 starts off this way. While riding a zipline downhill, Peter Palma shoots 9 targets out of 10 for a near-perfect run. [[spoiler:Then Brian "Gunny" Zins nails all 10 to pull the win out from under him.]]
** The last challenge of the Season 5 finale. [[spoiler:Chris Cerino reached the crossbow station before Phil Morden, but ran into trouble loading and firing accurately. Phil hit all of his targets, then flew through the second half of the course while Chris was still trying to complete that one station.]]



* ForegoneConclusion: Season 4 Behind The Bullet reveals that [[spoiler: through out the competition, the contestents occasionally would host impromptu informal challenges. It's further revealed that almost always, it would end up between Greg and Chris. And almost always, Chris would win. The one contest they show, Chris wins by 1. Suddenly, the results of season 4 don't seem all that shocking.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: In Season 4's Behind The Bullet, Chee talks about the individual challenge where he eliminates Gabby. Going into the challenge as the last shooter (meaning that either he goes home or she does), he hadn't known that she was in last and so when he realizes he eliminated her, he has a OhCrap moment. He also outright says on camera that, had he known she was in last, he would have thrown his shot.
** In season 5, [[spoiler: Chee gets his wish when he's put up against Gabby in an elimination challenge, though whether or not it's true is left unspoken.]]



* HideYourPregnancy: Michelle's wardrobe is suspiciously low key in the season 4 Behind The Bullet due to her pregnancy.



** [[spoiler: Chee Kwan in season 5. His elimination challenge against Gabby involved shooting out four rows of five plates (each row getting progressively smaller) without missing a shot, or the current row would be reset. Chee made a major mistake in reloading his revolver every time he missed a shot, causing him to fall into an insurmountable hole after previously keeping pace with Gabby on the first row.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Greg Littlejohn's specialty is the grenade launcher, so much so that he's a world class grenadier. [[spoiler: It's the weapon that winds up eliminating him in both Season 4 and 5. In Season 4, he loses in the finals by one shot after Chris Cheng lands a blind shot through smoke. In Season 5, he loses in the first elimination challenge by two shots to Gary Quesenbery. To really add insult to injury, Gary ''also'' lands a blind shot through smoke against him (though unlike with Chris, Gary still had one shot to go), and it [[DespairEventHorizon ends up throwing Greg so far off of his game that he doesn't hit another target.]]]]



* NeverLiveItDown: Greg giving Colin his bandana as a parting gift. He got so much ribbing for it that he vowed never to do such a thing again. The Behind The Bullet special revealed that Colin sent it back to him. [[invoked]]

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* NeverLiveItDown: Greg giving Colin his bandana as a parting gift. He got so much ribbing for it that he vowed never to do such a thing again. The Behind The Bullet special revealed that Colin sent it back to him. [[invoked]][[invoked]] As Augie put it:
-->''Augie'': You're giving a grown man a friendship bracelet at a gun shooting competition! You can't live that down!



** [[TruthInTelevision This makes a little more sense if]] you have experience with firearm shooting. Ear protectors don't try to isolate all sound, but rather protect your ears from the immense blast and sound pressure of a gunshot, which can rupture eardrums or at least cause hearing loss over time. While everything sounds distorted with their type of hearing protection, it's perfectly easy to hear a normal conversational voice at a standard distance, let alone someone shouting into a microphone with a stage announcement voice. For a similar effect, cup your hands over your ears and talk out loud.



** Season 5 brought Greg's nerves into focus again. [[spoiler:He had a lot of trouble on the individual challenge, missed the Proving Ground target by a wide margin, and shot wild on the elimination challenge, causing him to lose and be sent home in the season premiere.]]



* ShipTease: The show seems to enjoy playing up a tease between Chee and Gabby. That Chee's seemingly so shy about the matter doesn't help things. For instance, during an interview, he talks about making brownies with Gabby and she making him do all the hard work. Cut to a scene of them in the kitchen and Chee insisting he can make brownies on his own.



** Season 5 has Gabby again, being that it's an All Star season. [[spoiler: In episode 3, she becomes the first female contestant to win an elimination challenge, defeating her best friend Chee Kwan in a reversal of Chee sending her home in S4.]]



** Season 5, episode 10: players shoot at a circle of targets while being spun on the end of a vertical arm, and the one who hits the fewest is eliminated immediately. [[spoiler:Adam, the first one on the firing line, ends up going home.]]



* TheBusCameBack: All of the contestants in season 5 will be returning contestants from earlier seasons.



* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: Season 5, aka Top Shot All Stars.



** In [[spoiler: Greg's]] return appearance in Season 5, [[spoiler: fate is nowhere near as kind to him. Greg once again lets his nerves get the better of him, leading to another elimination challenge in the very first episode. Involving grenade launchers, pretty much the exact same thing happens to him as it did with Chris Cheng (including ''another'' blind shot through smoke by his opponent Gary), and he loses by two shots. The blind shot [[DespairEventHorizon ended up pissing Greg off so much]] that he missed every subsequent shot he took.]]



** Averted in Season 5. No teams, no nominations; a Proving Ground challenge is played among the lowest performers in the individual challenge, with the two losers facing off for elimination.



*** Subverted in that Greg was sent to three elimination challenges, each of which he won, and earned a spot in the season finale. [[spoiler:He came in second to Chris Cheng.]]

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*** Subverted in that Greg was sent to three elimination challenges, each of which he won, and earned a spot in the season finale. [[spoiler:He [[spoiler: He came in second to Chris Cheng.]]
*** [[spoiler: Greg plays it straight in Season 5. His nerves again get the better of him, but he's finally unable to pull a victory from his ass in the elimination challenge.
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** Season 4's Tim Tefrin also looks about ten years older than his actual age of 34.

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** Season 4's Tim Tefrin also looks about ten years older than his actual age of 34.34.
** Season 4 and 5's Chee Kwan (24 as of Season 5) looks a good ten years older than he is.
30th Aug '13 4:30:46 PM Thecommander236
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* ImprobableAimingSkills: All challenges with the exception of the first team challenge have required some marksmanship feats that are difficult or legendary for shooters with experience with the weapon. It's common for at least half the contestants to have minimal or no experience and they still generally perform competently.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: All challenges with the exception of the first team challenge have required some marksmanship feats that are difficult or legendary for shooters with experience with the weapon. It's common for at least half the contestants to have minimal or no experience and they still generally perform competently. Kind of justified as a general knowledge of proper gun handling usually transfers to most gun types despite each gun having different handling.
19th Aug '13 10:40:07 PM TomWalpertac2
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The second season premiered on February 8, 2011. The third season premiered on August 9, 2011. Season 4 premiered February 14, 2012. Season 5 will premiere on May 29, 2013.

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The second season premiered on February 8, 2011. The third season premiered on August 9, 2011. Season 4 premiered February 14, 2012. Season 5 will premiere premiered on May 29, 2013.2013 and featured contestants from the first 4 seasons who didn't win.



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21st Jun '13 5:09:39 PM forgetfulkitty
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* CoolOldGuy: Kyle Sumpter of seasons 4 and 5 at 51. In season 4, he was even picked by his team to be the informal leader despite the fact that he didn't think they needed a leader and if they did, he didn't want the role. But when his team picked him, he took the role and ran with it.
21st Jun '13 4:54:53 PM forgetfulkitty
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* PintSizedPowerhouse: A one-off example in Gabby during the season 11 archery challenge. She scores 10 points shy of someone twice her size that was strong enough to shoot the arrows ''straight'' at 100 yards. Bonus points on her part since her size also meant that the bow string was constantly whipping her arm the entire time (something she noted in practice and so her entire arm up to her bisep was bandaged to avoid injury).

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* PintSizedPowerhouse: A one-off example in Gabby during the season 11 archery challenge. She scores 10 points shy of someone twice her size that was strong enough to shoot the arrows ''straight'' in a ''straight line'' at 100 yards.yards (everyone else had to aim for the sky and arc their shots). Bonus points on her part since her size also meant that the bow string was constantly whipping her arm the entire time (something she noted in practice and so her entire arm up to her bisep was bandaged to avoid injury).
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