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Looking Back On The Craziest Game Show To Ever Exist

Most Extreme Elimination Challenge!

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Most Extreme Elimination ChallengeMXC for short — was a show on Spike TV that was re-edited and (falsely) dubbed from a Japanese game show called Takeshi's Castle.

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It was basically the precursor to Wipeout where contestants had to complete outrageous obstacle courses and challenges or risk elimination.

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Which in itself is entertaining, but it was the ridiculous dubbing that made MXC hilarious.

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The two hosts, fictional characters Kenny Blankenship and Vic Romano, served as commentators, giving play-by-play analysis sprinkled with background info about each contestant.

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Like this:

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Or this:

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And their rapport was always wildly entertaining.

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Each episode would pit two teams against each other, with the fake team name serving as inspiration for the made-up name of the contestants. For instance, Mega-Millionaires vs. Where Are They Nows:

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And the contestants, who periodically dressed up in costume...

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Were improbably bad...

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And would fail almost immediately.

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But not before giving a rebel yell of questionable confidence.

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These battle cries were, again, completely fabricated and totally random...

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But always perfect.

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Occasionally, Kenny and Vic would cut to field reporter Guy LeDouche, who would interview contestants, allowing for additional dubbing fun with different characters.

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But the true joy of MXC was that the writers stuffed in jokes everywhere they could...

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(Including the names of the games themselves, which were rather suggestive...)

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And the REAL contestants were just as entertaining as the fake commentary.

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In fact, the contestants went ALL OUT.

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And regularly suffered bad miscues.

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But their misfortune was our entertainment and turned into a Top 10 list, which would replay the most painful eliminations of the day.

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And for really bad/dumb wipeouts and spills, they'd slow it down for an "Impact Replay."

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It was the craziest game show ever and made absolutely zero sense, but it was endlessly entertaining and perfect for late-night binge-watching.

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Plus, the contestants seemed to have fun, and that's all that really matters.

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Well, some more than others, perhaps.

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MXC!

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Bonus: You can now watch MXC on Hulu.

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