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I almost hesitate to admit this, but Spike TV’s surreal extreme sports show parody
MXC (Most Extreme Elimination Challenge) seldom fails to crack me up.
Teams of costumed Japanese contestants compete in a series of bizarre obstacle courses
consisting of giant styrofoam boulders, oversized spinning mushroom stools and corn
cobs, suspended surfboards rotating over vile-looking ponds, and the like.
Onscreen player interviews are arbitrarily dubbed by members of L.A.’s Groundlings
improv comedy troupe, and the rapid-fire voiceover commentary of the show’s two main
hosts consists primarily of thinly-veiled double entendre.
In the end, virtually all of the participants wind up plunging into water obstacles
and/or being covered in muck…or worse. If you have a perverse sense of humor and don’t
mind an occasional wallow in the juvenile, then I say check it out. (Of course I also
enjoy zombie movies, so take that for advice for what it’s worth.)
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