Sunday, January 06, 2008

American Gladiators...

I remember back in the late 80's until the mid-90's a cheesy Saturday morning show called "American Gladiators." For us, it was a late Saturday morning show that often followed "Saved by the Bell."

Recently... tonight... NBC resurrected this dinosaur of a show. I was missing Sunday Night NFL, so I landed here instead. Mostly because nothing else was on.

It's still just as cheesy and lame as it ever was. Basically the show pits oversized, washed up body builders and wrestlers against average guys and girls in games that involved some physical skill (shooting at a target, working across some rings).

Many of the contests are the same as they were back in the 90's. The Gladiators are different... obviously... most of those on the original show are probably in a nursing home somewhere. But the gladiators are just as cheesy as they were back then (they even have a dude named "Wolf" and he kinda looks like it)... the contestants are just as lame as before... The only redeeming quality to this show is that they have Hulk Hogan as one of the hosts. Nothing like a little Hulkster, baby!

I would say... "lame... skip it..."



  1. How sad is it that you and Chris both blogged on this topic... :)

  2. Mel...
    Yeah. I didn't realize that he had blogged it until after I had posted mine. But you're right... kinda sad... especially considering the show involved...


  3. WHAT?!? THIS SHOW IS AWESOME! (Cue the sarcastic comments and sad looks from my wife...)