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(Yahoo)   Letterman's blackmailer may become the first TV producer to win an Emmy from jail. As opposed to the TV producers who DESERVE jail, like the folks behind 'Jersey Shore' or "Wipeout"   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 101
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2010-07-16 01:18:53 PM
sparrow794: If your gripe is that it's a ripoff of MXC, well.. then you're probably a hipster and you're doing it wrong anyway. You should be watching old reruns of battle of the network stars; it's far more obscure to your doofus hipster friends.

derp
 
2010-07-16 01:19:12 PM
Came here to defend Wipeout as just a plain ol' fun diversion, and to look for pics of Jill Wagner. Leaving satisfied and spent.
 
2010-07-16 01:20:33 PM
thefloyd: I applied for Wipeout Canada. God, I hope I make it.

Toronto call-backs are tomorrow at the MTCC - not saying how I know that, I just do.

/wish me luck
//big balls
 
2010-07-16 01:20:43 PM
FTFA - Halderman began his six-month jail term in May, so under the full term of his sentence, he may be a no-show for the September 27 awards ceremony.

Imagine if his team won how awkward that could be. "Joe couldn't be here tonight to accept this Emmy because, well, he's in the pokey."


FTFA - However, the New York Times recently reported that Halderman - now helping out with a books program at Rikers Island - is due to leave there in September.

Even if he showed up and was seated WAY away from Letterman, Halderman is such a pariah now his own people probably want nothing to do with him. It's one thing to go to jail for cocaine possession or some such thing, but quite another for messing with someone in your industry WAY more powerful and better liked than you are.
 
2010-07-16 01:24:00 PM
schattenteufel: Wipeout is stupid. Mindlessly stupid.
That's not to say that sometimes it's fun to watch mindlessly stupid TV, but let's not give it more credit than is due.

There are people who watch Jersey Shore for the same reason.

"So awful, it's funny" isn't Emmy-worthy programming though.


'So awful, it's funny' only applies if a show has a pretense of quality which it can then fail to achieve.

Wipeout does Precisely what it sets out to do. Whether or not you happen to like the premise, you can't deny that as a show which professes nothing beyond 'It's funny to watch people get knocked off of stuff in slo-mo' it's completely successful.
 
2010-07-16 01:26:54 PM
"From the ongoing wars in Iraq and AfghanistanVietnam and Cambodia, to the struggling American economy, to the inauguration of Barack Obama, 2009Richard Nixon, 1973 was a significant year for major news stories," said Bill Small, chairman of the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, in a statement.

One of many possible FTFYs
 
2010-07-16 01:27:32 PM
serialMouse: rikkitikkitavi: Dude. Wipeout is friggin' hilarious. I don't care what you say.

If you watch Wipeout sober its pretty stupid but if you get stoned and watch it it becomes one of the 5 funniest shows on TV.


Maybe that's what I need to do. Tuned it in 'cause my son wanted to watch it, came away saying "Son, I recognize that you are thirteen years old, and fart jokes are still fricking Hi-larous by you, but this is too juvenile even for you"

What I saw was 1/2 an hour of out of shape people falling off things and two blow-dried retards doing their best impression of Beavis and Butthead trying to say "balls" 100 times without having giggle fits.

Seriously, if you like this show for any reason, it's time to have a long ahrd talk with yourself in front of mirror to try to figure out how you failed in life
 
2010-07-16 01:32:11 PM
www.theospot.net

/Hot like Jill Wagner
 
2010-07-16 01:35:35 PM
Magorn: serialMouse: rikkitikkitavi: Dude. Wipeout is friggin' hilarious. I don't care what you say.

If you watch Wipeout sober its pretty stupid but if you get stoned and watch it it becomes one of the 5 funniest shows on TV.

Maybe that's what I need to do. Tuned it in 'cause my son wanted to watch it, came away saying "Son, I recognize that you are thirteen years old, and fart jokes are still fricking Hi-larous by you, but this is too juvenile even for you"

What I saw was 1/2 an hour of out of shape people falling off things and two blow-dried retards doing their best impression of Beavis and Butthead trying to say "balls" 100 times without having giggle fits.

Seriously, if you like this show for any reason, it's time to have a long ahrd talk with yourself in front of mirror to try to figure out how you failed in life


You sound like a biatch
 
2010-07-16 01:36:38 PM
Frowns on your Wipeout shenanigans:

oregonstate.edu
 
2010-07-16 01:37:07 PM
pugsleythegreat: Let's not forget programming like "Big Bang Theory" that un-surprisingly my moron roommates absolutely love. And before anyone gets all butt hurt, I did try to watch an episode and found it awkward and un-original. (aside from this show, the only thing I see them watch is animated programs like "teentitans" and "justice-league" which are so clearly children's programming it's painful. They are 24 years old. I hate them so much.


All of which must make you wonder what they're saying about you behind your back. They're clearly geeks judging by these shows, just like my husband. I take it you're a non-geek who watches....what?

/If this is the worst your roommates do, be grateful. I've heard worse.
//If you actually "hate" them because of their TV choices, I can't imagine how hard you must be to please.
 
2010-07-16 01:37:16 PM
i236.photobucket.com

The above pic and the fact Wipeout is mindless fun makes subby invalid.
 
2010-07-16 01:38:10 PM
Knara: sparrow794: If your gripe is that it's a ripoff of MXC, well.. then you're probably a hipster and you're doing it wrong anyway. You should be watching old reruns of battle of the network stars; it's far more obscure to your doofus hipster friends.

derp


Enjoy your PBR
 
2010-07-16 01:39:14 PM
Magorn: serialMouse: rikkitikkitavi: Dude. Wipeout is friggin' hilarious. I don't care what you say.

If you watch Wipeout sober its pretty stupid but if you get stoned and watch it it becomes one of the 5 funniest shows on TV.

Maybe that's what I need to do. Tuned it in 'cause my son wanted to watch it, came away saying "Son, I recognize that you are thirteen years old, and fart jokes are still fricking Hi-larous by you, but this is too juvenile even for you"

What I saw was 1/2 an hour of out of shape people falling off things and two blow-dried retards doing their best impression of Beavis and Butthead trying to say "balls" 100 times without having giggle fits.

Seriously, if you like this show for any reason, it's time to have a long ahrd talk with yourself in front of mirror to try to figure out how you failed in life


Could be worse.
Ya could be some asshat with a stick so far up his arse you can see what it looks like by your mouth...

Not that Wipeout is quality T.V. but it is a fun diversion at times (and Jill is hot as hell).

Course I agree with everyone that says the John's are a waste of space.
They need to remove them and have Jill take over completely (wearing next to nothing).
Now that would be quality t.v. 8)
 
2010-07-16 01:39:26 PM
Magorn

Indeed, Charles Merriwether Rockefeller III, indeed.

*harrumph*
 
2010-07-16 01:43:44 PM
Old_Chief_Scott: 33centpanties: I still have that on DVR!

Found it. Mud in face at about 1:50.


THIS is one of the reasons I love Fark. Thank you so, so much.
 
2010-07-16 01:48:20 PM
Magorn:

You realize it's TV, right? The perfect way to watch fat people fall down. Oh sure, maybe .5% of it is highbrow stuff but you usually have to be Serious TV Watcher to get into that.

When my kids turn on the TV I pretty much assume they're wanting to turn off their brains for awhile.
 
2010-07-16 02:03:45 PM
What I wish they'd do is the make the later stages funnier instead of pretending like they're serious. The first 15-20 minutes are just absolutely hilarious, they need to extend it and show all 24 contestant runs.

I for one, btw, do not mind the Johns as much. They do have some funny comments here and there.

/Jill's hot as hell
//wonders what d-bags like Magorn watch in with their oh so precious free time
 
2010-07-16 02:09:27 PM
Magorn: What I saw was 1/2 an hour of out of shape people falling off things and two blow-dried retards doing their best impression of Beavis and Butthead trying to say "balls" 100 times without having giggle fits.

Seriously, if you like this show for any reason, it's time to have a long ahrd talk with yourself in front of mirror to try to figure out how you failed in life


I'm surprised you even own a TV.

Srsly.
 
2010-07-16 02:20:47 PM
33centpanties: Treygreen13: Old_Chief_Scott: The only problem I have with Wipeout is that it is not a two hour show and that we don't see more of the contestants' individual runs. And Jill should have more airtime and there should be more shots of that magnificant ass of hers.

I think my only concern with it is that while the bouncy red balls are hilarious, they cross the line between "obstacle" and "diving board". I've seen about a dozen episodes of Wipeout and I think I've seen 2 people successfully cross them.

I think it comes down to patience on the part of the contestant. Generally the ones that make it, which as you pointed out are few and far between, take a moment before just randomly jumping from ball to ball (like your mom). It also makes for some of the most spine-crunching, wince-inducing examples of fail that can be found on any show. "Ow My Balls" not included.

/I'm sure your mom is a fine woman, just had to throw that in there.


Well, the patience is what sort of makes it the opposite of an obstacle. The people I see crossing it take so long in doing it, that it's faster to just fling yourself off the platform and swim around the entire obstacle.
 
2010-07-16 02:24:22 PM
I'll take MXC over Wipeout any day, mainly because of how seriously the people at Wipeout take themselves. MXC is as entertaining to listen to as it is to watch... more so, even.

/DON'T! GET! ELIMINATED!
 
2010-07-16 02:30:01 PM
Orlphar: I'll take MXC over Wipeout any day, mainly because of how seriously the people at Wipeout take themselves. MXC is as entertaining to listen to as it is to watch... more so, even.

/DON'T! GET! ELIMINATED!


MXC is great, but AFAIK they just don't make it anymore. You gotta get new content. I think I've seen every episode of MXC they made, and the opening round of Wipeout is the closest thing to MXC on tv.
 
2010-07-16 02:41:06 PM
Jster422: 'So awful, it's funny' only applies if a show has a pretense of quality which it can then fail to achieve.

Wipeout does Precisely what it sets out to do. Whether or not you happen to like the premise, you can't deny that as a show which professes nothing beyond 'It's funny to watch people get knocked off of stuff in slo-mo' it's completely successful.


I lump Wipeout into the same category as Tosh.0 or Funniest Home Videos. Exploiting people making fools of themselves. Which is a sub-set of the "so stupid it's funny" genre. That's how it works in my head anyway :-)
 
2010-07-16 02:41:06 PM
I just got back from the kitchen at a client's facility where Wideout Friday and Barbeque Friday collided in a wondrous display of burgers, hot dogs, Jill Wagner and what appeared to be a sadistic gymnasium's padded wall, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2010-07-16 02:43:25 PM
Fark you subby!!

Jersey Whore is a good show.
 
2010-07-16 02:43:39 PM
paidhima: I just got back from the kitchen at a client's facility where Wipeout Friday and Barbeque Friday collided in a wondrous display of burgers, hot dogs, Jill Wagner and what appeared to be a sadistic gymnasium's padded wall, so I'm getting a kick...

FTFM, though the original name applies in many circumstances.

/big balls
 
2010-07-16 02:47:30 PM
I'm guessing everyone in this thread DNRTFA.

Jill is hot, but so is pretty much any female that makes it to the second round.
 
2010-07-16 02:50:41 PM
boredomatwork: I'm guessing everyone in this thread DNRTFA.

Jill is hot, but so is pretty much any female that makes it to the second round.


Well, generally the most physically fit ones make it... so yeah.
 
2010-07-16 03:01:49 PM
schattenteufel:

I lump Wipeout into the same category as Tosh.0 or Funniest Home Videos. Exploiting people making fools of themselves. Which is a sub-set of the "so stupid it's funny" genre. That's how it works in my head anyway :-)


Ugh, I hate Tosh.O... claims to showcase the best of the internet, but any of the few times I've watched it, it's full of videos that I wouldn't even watch all the way through. Plus, the guy is less entertaining than Bob Saget was on funniest home videos (same can be said of the current AFHV guy... but at least those videos are entertaining).

Treygreen13:
MXC is great, but AFAIK they just don't make it anymore. You gotta get new content. I think I've seen every episode of MXC they made, and the opening round of Wipeout is the closest thing to MXC on tv.


Aw, that makes me sad. Don't watch much TV, guess that's another reason to not miss it, along with it really not being worth what the cable companies want for it.
 
2010-07-16 03:04:59 PM
Will they ever make a Wipeout theme park? Because I would pay good money to do those obstacle courses.

/would prefer not be filmed doing it, though
//unless it was just to show my friends
 
2010-07-16 03:06:30 PM
nlscb: Will they ever make a Wipeout theme park? Because I would pay good money to do those obstacle courses.

/would prefer not be filmed doing it, though
//unless it was just to show my friends


I doubt it. I imagine getting insurance for a theme park specifically designed to batter visitors would be difficult.
 
2010-07-16 03:07:30 PM
Subby's favorite TV show

tv.popcrunch.com
 
2010-07-16 03:12:19 PM
Treygreen13: boredomatwork: I'm guessing everyone in this thread DNRTFA.

Jill is hot, but so is pretty much any female that makes it to the second round.

Well, generally the most physically fit ones make it... so yeah.


I've only caught a small amount of the show, so maybe my sample size is insufficient, but I thought it was kind've interesting that the majority of the female competitors (with 1 or 2 exceptions) are very, very athletic - while the male competitors tend to cover a much wider range of fitness levels.

I'm wondering if it's a simple matter of the producers 'adjusting' the contestant population, or if there's some funny sociological thing going on there.

It's actually one of the things I appreciate about the show - unlike any other reality tv I've seen, it isn't exclusively populated by part-time model/actors trying to break into hollywood.
 
2010-07-16 03:17:19 PM
I know, I know, and it is well played, but it still has to be said:

Subby needs to be Sucker Punched in the Big Balls.
 
2010-07-16 03:20:15 PM
Jster422: Treygreen13: boredomatwork: I'm guessing everyone in this thread DNRTFA.

Jill is hot, but so is pretty much any female that makes it to the second round.

Well, generally the most physically fit ones make it... so yeah.

I've only caught a small amount of the show, so maybe my sample size is insufficient, but I thought it was kind've interesting that the majority of the female competitors (with 1 or 2 exceptions) are very, very athletic - while the male competitors tend to cover a much wider range of fitness levels.

I'm wondering if it's a simple matter of the producers 'adjusting' the contestant population, or if there's some funny sociological thing going on there.

It's actually one of the things I appreciate about the show - unlike any other reality tv I've seen, it isn't exclusively populated by part-time model/actors trying to break into hollywood.


You occasionally get (as a 2nd round contestant) the petite woman who isn't necessarily athletic but just isn't morbidly obese like all the "non-athletic" contestants.

The first person I ever saw actually cross the Big Balls was a tiny asian girl. She looked like she was made of twine, but she was so light she didn't bounce on the balls much and it didn't take her much effort to swim.
 
2010-07-16 04:01:50 PM
Wipeout sucks and is a direct ripoff of the Japanese show Sasuke or what is called, "Ninja Warrior" on G4TV here in the states.
 
2010-07-16 04:04:26 PM
ManOfTeal: Wipeout sucks and is a direct ripoff of the Japanese show Sasuke or what is called, "Ninja Warrior" on G4TV here in the states.

Wipeout is, if anything, a direct ripoff of Takeshi's Castle aka Most Xxtreme Challenge.

It is an obstacle course show like Ninja Warrior, but the similarities end there.
 
2010-07-16 04:08:03 PM
ilikeracecars: See its been covered, but Wipeout is fricken awesome.

It's completely tongue in cheek, which makes it work.
 
2010-07-16 04:13:29 PM
I Wipeout.
 
2010-07-16 04:58:26 PM
Okay after seeing all the Wipeout love, what are your favorite wipeout moments?

Ours: First season, largish black lady on the qualifier runs down to the first obstacle (wish I could remember what it was) stops and says "Aah, Hell No!" and quits right there.
 
2010-07-16 05:00:40 PM
ClintBartonWannabe: Okay after seeing all the Wipeout love, what are your favorite wipeout moments?

Ours: First season, largish black lady on the qualifier runs down to the first obstacle (wish I could remember what it was) stops and says "Aah, Hell No!" and quits right there.


that was wonderful, but the far and away best moment was the motivator shooting mud from between the fat black ladies boobs.

I swear i thought i was having a heart attack i was laughing so hard.
 
2010-07-16 05:03:27 PM
ClintBartonWannabe: Okay after seeing all the Wipeout love, what are your favorite wipeout moments?

Ours: First season, largish black lady on the qualifier runs down to the first obstacle (wish I could remember what it was) stops and says "Aah, Hell No!" and quits right there.


I think my favorite moment was when this girl blow through 95% of the qualifier and gets to the final area where she has to grab onto a pole and push off from the platform to land on a target in the water.

Except she, for some reason, can't see the pole that's right in front of her and just stands there dumbfounded. She yells "Where's the pole?! WHERE'S THE POLE?!" for about 30 seconds and then just flings herself off the platform because she has no idea what to do.

My friends and I were watching screaming "IT'S RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU!" but she just didn't get it. Then we all realized we were yelling at the TV.
 
2010-07-16 05:29:15 PM
Hey jerk! In no way can you equate Jersey Shore with Wipeout! Jerk.



What a jerk.
 
2010-07-16 05:40:30 PM
wipeout is the shiznit. i dont care what everybody else is say--wait what?

everybody else likes it too?

oh. okay then. carry on.

/would pay to try the course out.
 
2010-07-16 05:51:26 PM
Sideshow Bob: This is one more Emmy than you'll ever win, you bantering jack-in-the-box!
Krusty the Clown: Just don't drop that thing in the shower, Bob!
Sideshow Bob: No-talent shill!
Krusty the Clown: Second banana!
Sideshow Bob: Panderer!
Krusty the Clown: Bore!
 
2010-07-16 05:54:33 PM
nlscb: Will they ever make a Wipeout theme park? Because I would pay good money to do those obstacle courses.

/would prefer not be filmed doing it, though
//unless it was just to show my friends


There is a Wipeout video game, although it is for the Wii (which I own, and think for a Wipeout game makes sense).
 
2010-07-16 06:31:43 PM
Biness: ClintBartonWannabe: Okay after seeing all the Wipeout love, what are your favorite wipeout moments?

Ours: First season, largish black lady on the qualifier runs down to the first obstacle (wish I could remember what it was) stops and says "Aah, Hell No!" and quits right there.

that was wonderful, but the far and away best moment was the motivator shooting mud from between the fat black ladies boobs.

I swear i thought i was having a heart attack i was laughing so hard.


If laughing at this is wrong, I don't want to be right (new window)
 
2010-07-16 10:44:45 PM
never gets old...

tvbythenumbers.com

or this...

reporter.blogs.com

and especially not this...

www.tvpredictions.com
 
2010-07-17 01:40:36 AM
chalk one up for wipeout here.

Love the new swinger arms in the first round along with the square smack you in the face wall. I remember the first season the video game nerd was the first one to conquer the big balls.

I do turn it off when it gets down to the final four.
 
2010-07-17 02:35:41 PM
ClintBartonWannabe: Okay after seeing all the Wipeout love, what are your favorite wipeout moments?

Ours: First season, largish black lady on the qualifier runs down to the first obstacle (wish I could remember what it was) stops and says "Aah, Hell No!" and quits right there.


Just recently... The new "Unclaimed Baggage" challenge where they have the contestants running on a carousel while John hucks boxes and duffel bags at them. It's just hilarious when the straps get caught up in their feet or on their helmets and drag them down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW2wSt4TFDM (new window)

Watching it again had me laughing... brutal.
 
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