A silly Japanese game show on which contestants are painfully eliminated through barely possible stunts and events, most taking place above pools of mud.
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Victor Wilson ...
 Vic Romano (79 episodes, 2003-2007)
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 Kenny Blankenship (79 episodes, 2003-2007)
John Cervenka ...
 Captain Tenneal / ... (75 episodes, 2003-2006)
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 Female Voices (75 episodes, 2003-2006)
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A silly Japanese game show on which contestants are painfully eliminated through barely possible stunts and events, most taking place above pools of mud.

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The World's toughest competition in town!


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While watching MXC with the subtitles on you might notice that they replace the word "MXC" with "Taco Bell" See more »

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Kenny Blankenship: Nose-nuggets!
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Hilarious, inspired show!
1 February 2004 | by (Chicago, Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

Probably like a lot of people, I discovered this show while idly channel-flipping. At first the games themselves fascinated me. I'd heard about Japanese game shows for years, but only seen brief snippets of them. I started laughing hysterically as a succession of hapless schmucks got slammed by huge fake boulders rolling down a narrow channel. But it took a while for the bizarre and clever dubbed-in voiceovers to register. Once they did, I realized that I'd found a new favorite. This show combines elements of "Fear Factor" with "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and "What's Up Tiger Lilly?" The completely made-up spoof of Japanese game shows called "Banzai" that was briefly popular a few months ago was somewhat amusing, but this show just delivers HUGE and consistent belly laughs, and that's as healthy as a tub of granola and tofu, and lots easier to take.

An earlier poster listed the fake names given to some of the games in this show, but I just heard my favorite tonight. In this game, a contestant clings to a huge spinning mushroom that is propelled over a pool of muddy water, trying to land on a small platform at the other end of the pool. The name of the game was "Eat Shitaki." I almost ruptured myself.


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