History Series / Wipeout2008

18th Sep '17 10:38:24 PM Lirodon
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No new season debuted for the 2015 summer season; Endemol had been casting a DarkerAndEdgier reboot known as ''Wipeout Extreme''; given their need for contestants with interest in "crossfit, parkour, iron competitions, triathlons, [and] Spartan races", it seemed to imply that they wanted to retool the series into a competitor to ''Series/AmericanNinjaWarrior''. However, it has not yet surfaced...

The show currently airs on truTV as part of their late-night lineup.

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No new season debuted for ''Wipeout'' was silently cancelled after the 2015 summer 2014 season; Endemol had been although there was a casting a DarkerAndEdgier reboot known as call for an apparent SpinOff titled ''Wipeout Extreme''; given their need for contestants Extreme'' seeking people with interest in "crossfit, parkour, iron competitions, triathlons, [and] Spartan races", it seemed to imply that they wanted to retool the series into a competitor to ''Series/AmericanNinjaWarrior''. However, it has not yet surfaced...

show never surfaced. The show currently airs on truTV as part of their late-night lineup.
3rd Jun '17 10:05:15 AM KingLyger
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* EpicFail: In one second-season episode, a contestant reached the very first corner of the qualifier, slipped and fell, and promptly yelled "I'm done!" She lasted less than ten seconds.

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In one second-season episode, a contestant reached the very first corner of the qualifier, slipped and fell, and promptly yelled "I'm done!" She lasted less than ten seconds.


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** Ariel Tweto became infamous on the show for [[FailedASpotCheck not seeing a pole that was directly in front of her]]. After a few seconds of trying, she just ran past the pole and jumped into the water. When asked why she did it, Ariel said she thought the pole was supposed to be yellow.
23rd Apr '17 10:33:53 AM nombretomado
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'''''Wipeout''''' is an American GameShow on Creator/{{ABC}} in which 24 contestants compete in a series of events seemingly designed to humiliate and otherwise annoy them. The last contestant standing wins $50,000. Inspired by [[WidgetSeries crazy Japanese stunt game shows]] like ''TakeshisCastle'' (although older viewers may also find it not dissimilar to ''Jeux sans frontières'').

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'''''Wipeout''''' is an American GameShow on Creator/{{ABC}} in which 24 contestants compete in a series of events seemingly designed to humiliate and otherwise annoy them. The last contestant standing wins $50,000. Inspired by [[WidgetSeries crazy Japanese stunt game shows]] like ''TakeshisCastle'' ''Series/TakeshisCastle'' (although older viewers may also find it not dissimilar to ''Jeux sans frontières'').



* [[TransAtlanticEquivalent Trans Pacific Equivalent]]: The show is similar enough to ''TakeshisCastle'' that the Tokyo Broadcasting System is suing Creator/{{ABC}} over copyright infringement.

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* [[TransAtlanticEquivalent Trans Pacific Equivalent]]: The show is similar enough to ''TakeshisCastle'' ''Series/TakeshisCastle'' that the Tokyo Broadcasting System is suing Creator/{{ABC}} over copyright infringement.
15th Apr '17 6:30:25 PM nombretomado
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** GameShowHost: Two of them: John Anderson and John Henson, although their role is closer to that of a commentator. (Unsurprisingly, Anderson's day job is SportsCenter anchor and John Henson was a former [[TheSoup Talk Soup]] host.)

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** GameShowHost: Two of them: John Anderson and John Henson, although their role is closer to that of a commentator. (Unsurprisingly, Anderson's day job is SportsCenter anchor and John Henson was a former [[TheSoup [[Series/TheSoup Talk Soup]] host.)
5th Oct '16 3:48:34 PM Lirodon
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No new season debuted for the 2015 summer season; Endemol had been casting a DarkerAndEdgier retool known as ''Wipeout Extreme''; given their need for contestants with interest in "crossfit, parkour, iron competitions, triathlons, [and] Spartan races", it is presumed that things may end up becoming a ''lot'' more difficult than usual.

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No new season debuted for the 2015 summer season; Endemol had been casting a DarkerAndEdgier retool reboot known as ''Wipeout Extreme''; given their need for contestants with interest in "crossfit, parkour, iron competitions, triathlons, [and] Spartan races", it is presumed seemed to imply that things may end up becoming they wanted to retool the series into a ''lot'' more difficult than usual.
competitor to ''Series/AmericanNinjaWarrior''. However, it has not yet surfaced...
20th Aug '16 3:27:05 PM themisterfree
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Not to be confused with the [[Series/{{Wipeout1988}} 1988-89 game show of the same name]]; there was also a UK version that ran for much longer than the U.S. version. Or the [[VideoGame/{{Wipeout}} futuristic racing game series]]; coincidentally, this ''Wipeout'' also has a video game of it.

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Not to be confused with the [[Series/{{Wipeout1988}} 1988-89 game show of the same name]]; there was also a UK version that ran for much longer than the U.S. version.US version (which is why the UK version had ''Total'' added to the name). Or the [[VideoGame/{{Wipeout}} futuristic racing game series]]; coincidentally, this ''Wipeout'' also has a video game of it.
31st Jul '16 6:43:48 PM Orca1_9904
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* FacePlant: The contestants are practically guaranteed to have this happen to them at some point.
19th May '16 4:31:54 PM Hjortron18
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** Don't forget the one that featured ''[[WesternAnimation/IceAge Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs]]'' at the end!

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** Don't forget the one that featured ''[[WesternAnimation/IceAge Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs]]'' ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'' at the end!
5th Apr '16 11:16:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** TheChick: Jill Wagner, the interviewer third of the show's speaking-role PowerTrio. [[HeyItsThatGuy You may recognize her]] from those Mercury car commercials and her [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute role]] in the TV adaptation of the ''Series/{{Blade}}'' movies. These three are joined by...

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** TheChick: Jill Wagner, the interviewer third of the show's speaking-role PowerTrio. [[HeyItsThatGuy You may recognize her]] her from those Mercury car commercials and her [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute role]] in the TV adaptation of the ''Series/{{Blade}}'' movies. These three are joined by...
19th Feb '16 2:26:07 PM Luigifan
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* CameraAbuse: Happens more often in the most recent season, when players are finishing the second elimination game there's a camera perfectly positioned at the end of the platform after a long slide, most contestants that overshoot the platform end up crashing into the camera on the way past.

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* CameraAbuse: Happens more often in the most recent season, season; when players are finishing the second elimination game game, there's a camera perfectly positioned at the end of the platform after a long slide, so most contestants that overshoot the platform end up crashing into the camera on the way past.



* CensorBox: Through no fault of the show, this usually has to be deployed (with gag) when a contestent decides that shorts are a good idea to wear (men and women like). Considering how often it happens, you'd think people would start to realize to wear something more condusive to getting slimed and thrown around without ending up uh... hanging out there.
** Also done with CensoredForComedy whenever a contestant when particularly frustrated lets loose with the cussing.

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* CensorBox: Through no fault of the show, this usually has to be deployed (with gag) when a contestent contestant decides that shorts are a good idea to wear (men and women like). alike). Considering how often it happens, you'd think people would start to realize to wear something more condusive conducive to getting slimed and thrown around without ending up up, uh... hanging out there.
** Also done with CensoredForComedy whenever a contestant when particularly frustrated contestant lets loose with the cussing.



** On the other hand, some of the newer obstacles are designed specifically with cherry tapping in mind. It's never -ever- the big obvious hazard that's going to pummel you and the obstacle never -ever- will work the way it seems to set up to be. Those are all distractions so they can smack you with something smaller that will throw you in the water.
** Season 5 Winter Wipeout seems to have 'speed and motion' as the general theme with a lot of obstacles that move or require some element of speed to complete successfully. Which makes the occasional obstacle that doesn't seem like a nice respite... except making you stop is what they want you to do because it puts you in position long enough for a hidden obstacle to smack you into the water.

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** On the other hand, some of the newer obstacles are designed specifically with cherry tapping in mind. It's never -ever- ''ever'' the big obvious hazard that's going to pummel you and the obstacle never -ever- ''ever'' will work the way it seems to set up to be. Those are all distractions so they can smack you with something smaller that will throw you in the water.
** Season 5 Winter Wipeout seems to have 'speed and motion' as the general theme theme, with a lot of obstacles that move or require some element of speed to complete successfully. Which makes the occasional obstacle that doesn't seem like a nice respite... except making you stop is what they want ''want'' you to do do, because it puts you in position long enough for a hidden obstacle to smack you into the water.



** In recent seasons, the Qualifier obstacles ''run'' on this, including the Smackwall Sweeper, the Fence Flapper, Drivers' Ed (which replaced the Sucker Punch of all things) and the Snowman Surprise. The creator even admitted that the Fence Flapper was near impossible.

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** In recent seasons, the Qualifier obstacles ''run'' on this, including the Smackwall Sweeper, the Fence Flapper, Drivers' Ed (which replaced the Sucker Punch of all things) things), and the Snowman Surprise. The creator even admitted that the Fence Flapper was near impossible.



* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Rico Andino, whose mustache resembles ones of a DastardlyWhiplash, got an 'old-timey villain' nickname and had the qualifier run in grayscale and played like an old-time movie. The black-and-white theme carried over to his contestant portrait.

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Rico Andino, whose mustache resembles ones of a DastardlyWhiplash, got an 'old-timey villain' nickname nickname, and had the qualifier run in grayscale and played like an old-time movie. The black-and-white theme carried over to his contestant portrait.



*** There was actually an early episode where a contestant managed to get stuck in the frame holding up a Big Ball. After that they gave the frame a cover to prevent it from happening again.

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*** There was actually an early episode where a contestant managed to get stuck in the frame holding up a Big Ball. After that that, they gave the frame a cover to prevent it from happening again.



** In the Spring 2011 Wipeout Zone ''every'' obstacle spins (two vertically, one horizontally and requiring timing). Contrast this to previous zones where it was usually just one or two and usually just hazards rather than the obstacle itself. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for the viewers, this new course seems to be quite a bit easier since the contestants take 4 to 7 minutes to complete the course which is several minutes faster than even the fastest times of previous courses.]]

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** In the Spring 2011 Wipeout Zone Zone, ''every'' obstacle spins (two vertically, one horizontally and requiring timing). Contrast this to previous zones where it was usually just one or two and usually just hazards rather than the obstacle itself. [[spoiler: Unfortunately [[spoiler:Unfortunately for the viewers, this new course seems to be quite a bit easier easier, since the contestants take 4 to 7 minutes to complete the course course, which is several minutes faster than even the fastest times of previous courses.]]
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