"It's that time, America. What goes up must wipe out."
— First opening
"Tonight, twenty-four Americans lay it all on the line. Their whole lives have been leading to this one moment of glory."Wipeout is an American Game Show on 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 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 show currently airs on truTV as part of their late-night lineup.
(insert one of the contestant's funny shouts from the top of the Qualifier)
"...Yeah, let's hope they have a Plan B."
— Current opening
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