Aug 8, 2005

MXC - Most Extreme Elimination Challenge


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We have a new favorite show, MXC (Most Extreme Elimination Challenge) and it's on Spike TV. This show is so weird, it is almost impossible to do it justice with a description, but I'm going to try. Succintly put, MXC is a Japanese game show (called Takeshi's Castle in Japan) involving really weird physical competitions. Describing the different types of competition and the presentation of the show succintly is much more difficult. There are numerous obstacle course type competitions and two teams of competitors, which are usually given odd names like The Cops vs. The Cons or Addicts vs. Donors. The announcers on the show have all been given strange names, also, like Guy LeDouche and Captain Tenneal. Most of the competitions involve the contestants falling into what commonly called on MXC, "the fluid." It consists of putrid water and/or mud.

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I have no idea what the show is about in Japanese, but the dubbing of the play by play and the side commentary done in English is hilarious. The games are tougher to win than they seem, and translating names of the games has turned them all into sexual and scatalogical double entendres. If you liked Mystery Science Theater, you will love the voice over. MXC is one show that you just have to see to appreciate. Keep an open mind when you watch it (I'm not kidding about it being weird), and you won't be able to stop laughing.

7 comments:

Marilyn said...

I wish I could find clips of it online. I want to see the "sinkers and floaters" with the costumes again (shark and totem pole).

Mike said...

I am adding this to TiVo right now.

finijo said...

You won't regret it - people falling down was never so funny!

Grass said...

I haven't seen this is ages. It is fricken hilarious. I love what the contestants yell out just before they compete. Gets me laughing every time.

finijo said...

I know what you mean about the lines the contestants yell out. My 11 year old nephew has been walking around the house for the last week or so, randomly yelling out lines like "I love urinal cakes!" courtesy of MXC.

Mike said...

TiVo picked up two episodes so far. Bill and I love this show. We both laughed so hard at one exceptionally nasty joke that we had to pause the show and compose ourselves before continuing.
Nice find Karen.

finijo said...

Glad you like it! Connor is jonesing for another episode. He asked today, "They haven't cancelled it, have they?"