23rd Oct: It's time for the Second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest! Details here.
The contestants are all trapped in purgatoryThat's why they consistently display Genre Blindness and Too Dumb to Live tendencies - they're dead, which throws off their minds a bit. The capricious, Nintendo Hard nature of the Crystal Dome is the final and worst of their trials - those few teams who succeeded made it to Heaven. (This is also why the children's teams always win the prize - i.e. go to Heaven - even if they fail; Children Are Innocent, after all.)
Richard O'Brien is The DoctorLet's see: