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    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=14&cs=1

    I'll definitely check it out as I used to love watching the one from 15 years ago.

    I just hope they try to recapture the feel of the old one more than trying to make it too "hip", "new" or very serious. It was them keeping it light while treating a somewhat corny setup seriously that made it work the first time. If they go all serious it won't be the same. But at the same time they can't treat it like it's stupid, either.

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    Wow, I was just reminiscing about AG with a co-worker a couple of weeks ago.

    Sweet.

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    ESPN 2 has been showing American Gladiators for some time now...

    The Assault and the Maze were always my favorite events.

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    I loved that show. This past weekend I caught a couple of episodes with some friends and we were saying how sweet it would be to see some new episodes or to have a local "Gladiator" stadium that "normal" people could go to for the fun of the challenge.

    Thanks for the link Mal

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    When I was in junior high one of the phys ed teachers at my school was on American Galdiators. She did good at the obstacle course stuff but got owned when it was one on one kind of stuff. It was kinda cool.

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    there is a hilarious Japanese version - it doesn't involve Gladiators but regular folks going through this massive obstacle course...forgot the name right now...if i remember it - i'll youtube it

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    there is a hilarious Japanese version - it doesn't involve Gladiators but regular folks going through this massive obstacle course...forgot the name right now...if i remember it - i'll youtube it
    MXC?

    Anyone ever watch Ninja Warrior on G4? That show is pretty good.

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    i can't wait until NBC starts doing crossover episodes (like ABC had Full House, Step By Step all go to Disney World) when Earl remembers busting a guy's TV during an AG marathon and to make it up to him must get him on the show... at the last minute said victim has an injury and Earl must now compete in his place. oh crossover promotional episodes, how i miss thee.
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    MXC?

    Anyone ever watch Ninja Warrior on G4? That show is pretty good.
    I've never seen it, but the co-worker I was talking about AG with told me about NW.

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    I loved watching this when I was younger. I hope it isn't a major screw up though. Anything is better then KidNation Survivor.

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    Ninja Warrior is made of "pwn" and "win". I love that show.

    An American Gladiators remake could be amazing, or could be total crap, and I don't think there's really any middle-ground. I also think it'll be really important to get good Gladiators, as that's what really sold the show last time around. You felt like you knew the Gladiators.

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    I only remember the name Nitro.....

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    They deffinetly need to keep the same awesome Gladiators names. Like Nitro, Lazer and Blaze. Also they need to be HUGE guys and Gals. I hope they keep a bunch of their old games aswell. I am just soo excited for this to come to TV again.

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    Well the names were individually based and chosen by the performers. So odds are it will be new names. Still, they should try to keep them similar.

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    MXC?

    Anyone ever watch Ninja Warrior on G4? That show is pretty good.
    MXC is awesome. Kenny Blankenship and Vic Romano.

    G4 is pretty good too.

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    best gladiator of all time:


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    Yeah I know the names will be different but like you said they should be in the same vain of that 90's style with ridiculous names. Hopefully there is no Joe, Peter or Frank.

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    Yeah I agree.

    Bring on X-Stacy, Power, Titanium, Steel, Electra (or was that one of the old ones?), Diesel, etc.

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    I am in full agreement with that style of names.

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    NPR's Robert Smith was in LA last weekend at auditions asking contestants why they wanted to audition and what names they would choose for themselves (some of the names included "Iron Hands", "Mercury" and "Ferret")

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...oryId=14290822
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    Quote Originally Posted by avoidingtheclowns View Post
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    NPR's Robert Smith was in LA last weekend at auditions asking contestants why they wanted to audition and what names they would choose for themselves (some of the names included "Iron Hands", "Mercury" and "Ferret")

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...oryId=14290822
    Gaaahh!

    The tryouts were three days ago and two blocks away from my house. And I didn't even know about it! Curse my ignorance for not reading this thread before today. (I wasn't going to try out, but it sure would have been fun to watch.


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    GREATEST_GLADIATOR_EVAR:

    [yt]VGDwScgb_Y0[/yt]
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    Wow, Dude, MOST Excellent!

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    wow it is TV like that I truely miss. I havent laughed like that in a while.

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    That guy makes the others look like Mensa members. I don't even remember him.

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