Welcome to Outsmarted, a show were wits are put to the test in high-stakes situations. Our host Mike has hired a SWAT team to try finding him and putting him in handcuffs. Check it out:
Clint Armitage is a former SWAT member who now teaches tactical training. He has years of experience and was very confident he would win Mike's strange challenge.
To make matters more interesting, Mike bet Clint he could escape the SWAT team from a building in 15 minutes. If they are able to put Mike in handcuffs in those 15 minutes, Mike will wear a diaper and cross the street.
If Mike successfully escapes the building without being put in handcuffs, Clint must sniff each of Mike's toes, individually.
What the SWAT team didn't know is that Mike spent the last two months planning the perfect escape. SWAT teams are heavily trained to deal with all kinds of dangerous situations. However, they are not trained to deal with loving situations. Therefore, today Mike is going to try escaping a SWAT team using the power of love.
Clint will be leading these three currently active SWAT members in my 'fun little exercise'.
The challenge is set inside a 105 feet by 105 feet cubed space, which contains three sound stages. Mike and Clint agree Mike should have a two minute head start to hide from the SWAT team.
Mike's two minute head start has ended. The SWAT team can begin their mission to put Mike in handcuffs. The challenge begins!
Waiting for the SWAT team inside one sound stage, Mike set up a large television with "play me" written on it. If anyone follows that instruction on the connected laptop they will watch a video Mike recorded of himself in the staircase taunting the SWAT team.
The rest of this sound stage is decorated as Mike's evil hideout. He wrote several clues to his whereabouts for the SWAT team on fly swatters and hid them around the room.
In Mike's twisted mind the only hobby of SWAT teams is kicking down doors. So, Mike had several prop doors set up with signs that read "kick me." Mike's goal was to have them kick down the first door, which will bring them to a second door. When they kick down the second door, they will arrive at the third door made of paper.
In one corner of this room, Mike put a bathtub containing
a life size dummy, which looks exactly like Mike.
Mike had the second sound stage decorated as a kitchen. This room is meant to be a giant waste of time.
Mike had the third and final sound stage decorated like a wedding reception. There Mike meets up with three accomplices. Who the :) are these people?
Mike gave each accomplice wedding caterer outfits and paid them to hide in this room. Mike instructs Myia to stand in front of the door holding a fake wedding cake.
When the challenge begins, a SWAT member will aggressively burst in the room. The door will hit Myia and she'll drop the wedding cake.
Mike's art department created a dessert table with a removable top. Underneath is a secret compartment that matches Mike's exact body dimensions, so he can hide inside it.
After the SWAT team ruins the wedding cake, the caterers will urgently need to make other arrangements. Therein lies the reason for them to exit the building with the table. My brilliant strategy is to make the SWAT team think they've ruined a wedding.
Right after entering the building, Mike heads to the fake wedding reception sound stage. He peacefully lies down in the table coffin and has his accomplices shut the lid on him.
Myia yells. The SWAT members rush in and demand everyone get on the ground and to show their hands.
The SWAT Team continue their search. Mike hears his taunting video playing in the distance. He can't help but let a creepy smile spread across his face.
Mike's accomplices start wheeling him out of the wedding reception area. They slowly push him through the building. In order to reach the exit, they must pass by the SWAT team.
Will the SWAT team see the cake covered table, get suspicious and light it on fire? Will they feel bad for the caterers and let them go? Will they try taking a bite of the fake cakes and crack their teeth open?
My cake covered coffin reaches the parking lot! Mike's wedding-themed escape plan went off without a hitch.
Now it's time for Mike's strange reward.
And that's a wrap on this episode of Outsmarted! Who should Mike Outsmart next?