do you remember these guys? laser, zap, turbo, tower, ice, nitro, gemini, blaze, lace, thunder?!
it was way back in 1989! okay, so most of you are probably too young to remember the american gladiators, but my family loved this show! we watched it almost religiously! it was such a rush to watch these ginormous gladiators (i mean, look at those muscles) pummel and pound the contestants! i loved the joust, where the contestant and the gladiator would pound each other with a huge padded q-tip trying to knock their opponent ofF the high pedestal! and the ultimate test was the eliminator, the coolest obstacle course that ever was!
in fact, we liked it so much that my dad was talking about trying out to be a contestant. he wanted to be the oldest guy to compete! that would have been the best to see my dad going up against these huge guys, considering that my dad is only 5' 5"! actually, one of our friends that used to go on river rafting trips with us went all the way to the finals. his name was eldon and he was the oldest contestant! we were rootin' for him, but he was beat out at the eliminator! i don't know why, but it is just so fun to cheer on the contestants! i was sad when they stopped airing the show.
when i was in california, my brothers told me that the american gladiators were back!! yipee! i was so excited!
here's the new crew for 2008: crush, fury, hellga (the name is so fitting) wolf, justice, mayhem, militia, siren, stealth, titan, toa, and venom. you really should watch it, it's so entertaining!
last week, mitch and i watched all of the episodes on the internet (i love that you can watch tv shows on the internet since we have no tv!). the show was so fun to watch, it totally took me back to the days when i'd watch it with my family! they have most of the same challenges, but with a little addded excitement.
watch it tonight! it's on nbc at 8:00pm! we'll be watching it on the internet!