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American Ninja Warrior 

Contestants run, jump, crawl, climb, hang, and swing through crazy obstacles as they compete to become the next American Ninja champion.
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Matt Iseman ...  Himself - Host / ... 99 episodes, 2010-2018
Akbar Gbajabiamila ...  Himself - Host / ... 74 episodes, 2013-2018
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Contestants run, jump, crawl, climb, hang, and swing through crazy obstacles as they compete to become the next American Ninja champion.

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12 December 2009 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The infamous "streaker" is actually Thomas Tapp of the Tap Brothers, well known among fans of parkour and American Ninja Warrior. Tapp is one of the course testers and tested under his Johnny Rocket alter ego, wearing nothing except a headband, shoes and underwear. See more »

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Good idea ruined
17 August 2017 | by kwakklesSee all my reviews

When this show started, it was great!!! I enjoy quite a bit the episodes circa 2012 (and thereabouts) with hosts Jonny Moseley, Angela Sun, and Iseman. That's lean meat, no fat.

The producers and et al wanted this show to gain popularity. This show has gotten obnoxious as a result of their efforts.

I tune in to watch athletes do crazy stunts and wow me with their athleticism. THAT'S WHY I WATCH. Nowadays, half the show is sappy backstories. There are 4 minute long back stories of each athlete. It's about the athlete working with mentally disabled people, losing family members by death, doing the ninja course for cancer, et cetera.

If these lame stories were 20 seconds long, it'd be tolerable. But no, they are literally at least four minutes each. Then on top of that, lots of commercials.

This show was a 9 out of 10, before it got ruined. I give it 4 out of 10.


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