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Hillary Rodham Clinton once told executive producer Paul Abeyta how much she and Bill Clinton love the show.
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This show is entirely comprised of footage from the popular and long running Japanese game show Takeshi's Castle (1986), except the original dialog has been dubbed over in English and altered in humorous ways.
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While episodes run about 30-minutes long, the original Takeshi's Castle (1986) episodes ran a full hour.
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Nearly every episode introduces one of the contestants as having the last name Babaganosh (pronounced: babagenoosh). The name comes from an Indian dish called "baba ghanouj", which is made mostly from pureed eggplants.
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Takeshi's Castle (1986) involves not teams, but all 100 contestants trying to get past the challenges, thus the numbers sometimes listed in Japanese on the bottom of the screen. The golden tank "Kenny" and "Vic" are sometimes seen in during final segments is part of "Takeshi's Castle"'s extremely difficult endgame, in which contestants who survive all the challenges try to defeat Takeshi and his minions in a motorized tank battle.
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Often at least one contestant per show has something to do with the state of Michigan, as that's where Mary Scheer, who does all female voices, is from.
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The name "Babaganoosh" became a running gag when the staff had little time to come up with names before tapings and ended up recycling names, with this one becoming a fan favorite.
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At the end of nearly every episode, a short, humorous audio clip (usually from earlier in the show) is heard immediately following the yell of "Don't get eliminated!"
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The name Captain Tenneal is a play on words. He's named after pop group The Captain and Tennille (1976), a husband and wife duo that had a few chart hits in the 1970s.
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