Friday, December 8, 2006

Must-See T.V.!

If you struggle like me to find something decent on TV besides tripe like "Dancing With The Has-Beens" and "Everybody Loves Everybody Who Loves Raymond", then I highly recommend tuning into "MXC—Most Extreme Elimination Challenge" on Spike TV. No, it’s not some lame reality show, but this crazy game show from Japan circa. 1986 that someone got a hold of and augmented it with American voices doing commentary on these crazy obstacle course competitions (many of which involve the contestants landing in water and/or mud) and it’s the funniest thing I’ve seen in ages. They tried to make it sound like ESPN guys doing play-by-play, complete with the sideline reporter whom they re-christened "Guy LeDouche" (Guy as in the French or hockey player pronunciation) and the master of ceremonies, whom they re-dubbed "Captain Tenneal". It’s on Spike TV channel late at night, and the first season is also on DVD. Trust me, it’s hysterical!