"It's that time, America. What goes up must wipe out."Wipeout
— First opening
is an American Game Show
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 crazy Japanese stunt game shows
like Takeshi's Castle
(although older viewers may also find it not dissimilar to Jeux sans frontières
A British version, titled Total Wipeout
and hosted by Richard Hammond and Amanda Byram, was produced by the BBC
and ran for 5 series and one Christmas themed series titled Winter Wipeout
. The original American version also aired in the UK under the title Total Wipeout USA
Not to be confused with the 1988-89 game show of the same name
. Or the futuristic racing game series
; coincidentally, this Wipeout
also has a video game of it.
The 2015 season will introduce a Darker and Edgier
revamp 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.
The show currently airs on truTV as part of their late-night lineup.
This show provides examples of:
"This is your announcer saying good night — and big balls."