Series: Oh Sit
A sitty Game Show on The CW, which takes the classic party game of Musical Chairs and makes it sittier by replacing the polka and swing ensemble with a pop cover band, and by replacing the aimless wandering in circles with a circular obstacle course. Did we mention there's cash prizes?In each round, a group of contestants race around a ring of sitty obstacles while a band plays a song. Each obstacle a contestant clears during the song is worth cash; once the music stops, the contestants must then race to cross one of three bridge obstacles over a pool that links to a circle of chairs on a platform in the center. The contestant left without a chair is promptly eliminated. But then, each chair is also a Mystery Box with various cash values attached to them: whoever banks the least amount of money in the round is also eliminated, cause sit happens. While most of the songs are performed by a cover band known as "The F.O.S. Band", while often in the third round (and the interval before the final round) features a performance by a guest musical act. The last contestant standing-er, sitting-in the end wins, and that's about it.
Game Show Tropes in use:
- Bonus Space: The $5,000 chair ($10,000 in later rounds).
- Mystery Box: The cash values attached to each chair.
- Whammy: The $0 chair.
This series provides examples of:
- Catch Phrase: "Stand by for music!"
- "Sit happens..."
- "Don't push from the back when you're on the track."
- "Take a swim!" (Especially in the 2012 episodes.)
- Commercial Break Cliffhanger: Going into the eliminations leading into the final round. But at least they were honest about going to break.
- Deadpan Snarker: Everyone, especially Jamie Kennedy.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: And how. Oh Sit? The Sit List (the post-round leaderboards)? Sit Happens? Sit going down? The producers would always try and sneak in as many sit-related puns as possible because "hur hur sounds liek shit" (which, appropriately, it did).
- Unfortunate Name: The contestant Crizam, whose name was pun fodder even for comments that had nothing to do with him.
- X Meets Y: Musical Chairs meets Wipeout. Even more so as it shares several key elements (such as a three man band of hosts/reporter, funny nicknames for the contestants, sweeper arms and giant pools, etc.).