History YMMV / Gladiators

12th Oct '17 9:33:49 AM Hallwings
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*** Perhaps the most "tear-jerkery" was the one to Sam Codjoe from the Series 3 Grand Final. Not only was he trailing 30-5 to Paul Field going into Powerball, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NK9EMYsuSY#t=9m53s but a mistimed tackle from Shadow just seconds into the event resulted in Sam having to be carried out of the NIA on a stretcher.]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Even Shadow himself was shaken up by it.]]

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*** Perhaps the most "tear-jerkery" was the one to Sam Codjoe from the Series 3 Grand Final. Not only was he trailing 30-5 to Paul Field going into Powerball, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NK9EMYsuSY#t=9m53s com/watch?v=MEiZvfU_kE4#t=28m45s but a mistimed tackle from Shadow just seconds into the event resulted in Sam having to be carried out of the NIA on a stretcher.]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Even Shadow himself was shaken up by it.]]
16th Sep '17 11:29:20 AM SCBlue
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*** Perhaps the most "tear-jerkery" was the one to Sam Codjoe from the Series 3 Grand Final. Not only was he trailing 30-5 to Paul Field going into Powerball, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NK9EMYsuSY#t=9m53s but a mistimed tackle from Shadow just seconds into the event resulted in Sam having to be carried out of the NIA on a stretcher.]] Even Shadow himself was shaken up by it.

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*** Perhaps the most "tear-jerkery" was the one to Sam Codjoe from the Series 3 Grand Final. Not only was he trailing 30-5 to Paul Field going into Powerball, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NK9EMYsuSY#t=9m53s but a mistimed tackle from Shadow just seconds into the event resulted in Sam having to be carried out of the NIA on a stretcher.]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Even Shadow himself was shaken up by it.]]
9th Sep '17 2:53:57 PM DeepthroatGhoul
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* ReplacementScrappy: Jeremy Guscott replaced John Fashanu as one of the co-presenters in both Series 6 and 7.

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* ReplacementScrappy: While Jeremy Guscott replaced John Fashanu wasn't bad during his run as one of the co-presenters in co-presenter for both Series 6 and 7.7, he was nowhere ''near'' as popular as John Fashanu.
5th Sep '17 7:32:03 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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* ReplacementScrappy: Jeremy Guscott replaced John Fashanu as one of the co-presenters in both Series 6 and 7.
28th Aug '17 10:32:41 AM palmer7
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* EditedForSyndication: Since reruns of the series debuted on the American diginet Charge!, it's been edited for time. Extraneous music (including "Another One Bites the Dust", "We Are Family", and "The Boys are Back in Town") is edited out, more commercial breaks are put in, and the closing credits are dramatically shortened.


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** During international competitions, American host Mike Adamle always seemed to interview the Russian and Finnish contenders.
11th Jul '17 11:09:03 AM Hallwings
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** In the Eliminator of the second International Gladiators grand final, the Gladiators of the contenders' respective countries can be seen in the audience, showing their support.

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** In the Eliminator of the second International Gladiators grand final, the Gladiators of the contenders' respective countries can be seen in the audience, audience showing their support.
11th Jul '17 11:07:59 AM Hallwings
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** In the Eliminator of the second International Gladiators grand final, the Gladiators of the contenders' respective countries can be seen in the audience, showing their support.
13th Mar '17 3:09:51 PM Hallwings
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** Perhaps the most "tear-jerkery" was the one to Sam Codjoe from the Series 3 Grand Final. Not only was he trailing 30-5 to Paul Field going into Powerball, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NK9EMYsuSY#t=9m53s but a mistimed tackle from Shadow just seconds into the event resulted in Sam having to be carried out of the NIA on a stretcher.]] Even Shadow himself was shaken up by it.

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** *** Perhaps the most "tear-jerkery" was the one to Sam Codjoe from the Series 3 Grand Final. Not only was he trailing 30-5 to Paul Field going into Powerball, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NK9EMYsuSY#t=9m53s but a mistimed tackle from Shadow just seconds into the event resulted in Sam having to be carried out of the NIA on a stretcher.]] Even Shadow himself was shaken up by it.
13th Mar '17 3:09:28 PM Hallwings
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** Perhaps the most "tear-jerkery" was the one to Sam Codjoe from the Series 3 Grand Final. Not only was he trailing 30-5 to Paul Field going into Powerball, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NK9EMYsuSY#t=9m53s but a mistimed tackle from Shadow just seconds into the event resulted in Sam having to be carried out of the NIA on a stretcher.]] Even Shadow himself was shaken up by it.
2nd Mar '17 8:02:30 PM mlsmithca
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Wolf and Jet.
** Helped by the fact that Michael Van Wijk asked the producers to let him be mean, with the result being that he really stood out against the rather polite and friendly Gladiators.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Wolf and Jet.
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Jet. Helped by the fact that Michael Van Wijk asked the producers to let him be mean, with the result being that he really stood out against the rather polite and friendly Gladiators.



* MomentOfAwesome: The ActionGirl above, but also the Duel between [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhYKEmxY7_c Wolf and Vulcan.]]

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* MomentOfAwesome: SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome:
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The ActionGirl above, but also the Duel between [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhYKEmxY7_c Wolf and Vulcan.]]



* SeasonalRot: By about Series 5, it was clear that the producers had run out of ideas and the public was starting to get bored. It was also the year that saw a few popular Gladiators suffer a CareerEndingInjury. The series never really recovered from there.
** It also didn't help that they tried to play up the Narm and Kayabe tropes more. The Wolf/Vulcan duel, while awesome and funny; is also obviously staged, which went against the subtly that made the series work.



* SoCoolItsAwesome: The whole damn show. Even if it may seem silly these days, it's hard to dispute how epic the setting and events were.
* TearJerker: Early on in the run, someone failed to finish the Eliminator because they couldn't climb the ropes, the second obstacle. They broke down into tears, as well.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm4_xkcyn2Q Another contender]] infamously broke down during Gauntlet after several false starts cost them the chance to earn some much-needed points.
** Any time a contender sustains a GameBreakingInjury that forces them to pull out of the competition.


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* SeasonalRot: By about Series 5, it was clear that the producers had run out of ideas and the public was starting to get bored. It was also the year that saw a few popular Gladiators suffer a CareerEndingInjury. The series never really recovered from there. It also didn't help that they tried to play up the Narm and Kayabe tropes more. The Wolf/Vulcan duel, while awesome and funny; is also obviously staged, which went against the subtly that made the series work.
* TearJerker:
** Early on in the run, someone failed to finish the Eliminator because they couldn't climb the ropes, the second obstacle. They broke down into tears, as well.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm4_xkcyn2Q Another contender]] infamously broke down during Gauntlet after several false starts cost them the chance to earn some much-needed points.
** Any time a contender sustains a GameBreakingInjury that forces them to pull out of the competition.
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