Monday, January 21, 2008

they're back!

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!

14 comments:

Bridget said...

You are so funny! I haven't thought of that show for years. I never would have pegged you for a fan. Have fun in front of your computer!

Darilyn said...

Okay, it is starting in 8 minutes. I will give it 10 minutes. No more. If i doesn't convince me in 10 minutes that it is the best thing on T.V. it gets turned off. I would only do this for you Mahina.

Merilee said...

Chris and I love this show too. It's pretty darn cheesy, but it looks so fun. I don't know about some of these new guys though. That Wolf dude is pretty scary.

Mahina said...

DARILYN: YOU ARE AWESOME TO DO THIS JUST FOR ME! YOU WILL ENJOY IT! DON'T GIVE UP ON IT TOO EARLY IN THE GAME THOUGH! IF IT DOESN'T PASS YOUR TEST AND YOU TURN IT OFF, YOU AT LEAST NEED TO TUNE BACK IN AT THE END OF THE SHOW TO SEE THE ELIMINATOR BECAUSE THAT IS THE BEST CHALLENGE!

Mahina said...

merilee:

definately cheesy, and i agree about wolf, he's scary!

Darilyn said...

I'm not watching. I stopped at 11 minutes as soon as the girls were done. I liked the girls but not the guys. I'm a sucker for girl power. It's still on behind me and I will tune in again when the girls are back up. And yes i will watch the finale. Just because you say it's good.

Danielle said...

i too never would have pegged you a for an American Gladiator watcher--Ryan and I couldn't believe it was coming back when we saw the commercials. i remember watching it when i was young, but not so much now. HAVE FUN!

Elizabeth said...

That's too funny! Hope you had a great time watching them!

Becca said...

I have never watched this show. I guess I should check it out.

Rachel's Roost said...

Mahina, you are a nut! I love this post. My little brother was in LOVE with this show when we were kids, and we actually went to the studio to see a taping of it! We had a german exchange student at the time, and it was quite the thrill for everyone! Go Gladiators!

Malia said...

Hey Mahina! I love American Gladiators! I watched the first night on the internet too however TVA internet connection is pretty bad and makes it hard to watch tv shows. But I love it!!! Kawika and I want to try out for next season! I love how the joust is over water now! the only event that they REALLY should have put in but didnt was the one that they get inside the ball and have to roll it onto the little mound for a point... that was my favorite and I really wanted to try that! Alright love you!!!

Katie Smith said...

Reed and I use to watch this back in the day. Totally entertaining. I also had an affinity for the joust. That was my favorite! I think I remember hearing that it was going to be back on TV, but I didn't realize it already was. I think I may have to check it out next week.

Megan said...

Reed and I watched it last week and totally got a kick out of it. More for the sentimental reasons of watching it as a kid though. The newer gladiators scare me a little. I think I like the 80's version better.:)

Dustin & Camila said...

Hey I'm built like a lot of those guys.... 2 arms, 2 legs, a head, fingers, toes.