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lastcall at 4:32AM, March 9, 2009
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Hole in the Wall.

I stumbled upon this gameshow on Hulu and thought it was the craziest thing. Apparently it's a remake of the Japanese game show Brain Wall.

It's on FOX, so of course it's already been cancelled after only a couple months, but apparently they plan to bring it back.

I laughed my ass off while watching this show. Check it out.



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Insizwa at 6:35PM, March 9, 2009
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I saw that on a show called “Sushi TV” basically a bunch of clips of Japanese shows. And yes it is hilarious, but I had no idea it was on FOX.
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humorman at 6:43PM, March 9, 2009
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Yes, I've seen this on FOX. I didn't think it was very good though.

The actual showings are riddled with commercial breaks and that actual going-through-the-wall thing loses its charm very quickly. Most of the time, no one completes the challenges since the holes are designed with only a select few body types in mind.

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ozoneocean at 7:22AM, March 10, 2009
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Why does that silly woman have a face mike AND a massive hand mike?
I cannot STAND face mikes on performers. GHAAAAHHH!

Good show though. I want a silver bodysuit. :)
 
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Jonko at 9:35AM, March 10, 2009
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I actually think the Japanese version is better because (being a small country) the people doing it are CELEBRITIES!

That's one thing that American TV probably won't be able to achieve (imagine the title, “Holes with the Stars.” lol).
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ozoneocean at 9:54PM, March 10, 2009
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I actually think the Japanese version is better because (being a small country) the people doing it are CELEBRITIES!

That's one thing that American TV probably won't be able to achieve (imagine the title, “Holes with the Stars.” lol).
Japan is small geographically, but pretty massive in population- not as big as the U.S of course, by way denser. Hardly a small country ;)

Hahaha, better as “Stars with the Holes” :)
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mlai at 10:08PM, March 10, 2009
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This gameshow doesn't seem to have much longevity… it's like it built an entire show around one challenge, whereas other gameshows (American Gladiators for example) have many assorted challenges.

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ozoneocean at 1:06AM, March 11, 2009
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longevity…
It's not really one “challenge”; the wall is multifaceted. :)

Figuratively…

There's a lot they can do there, all those different shapes and combinations, it's a rich ground :)
I always found that Gladiator crap blended into one thing. I only watched that to see the sexy women gladiators in their tight outfits anyway (the Aussie ones. They weren't muscle chicks, just fit aerobic types). Seeing the same sorts of people fail at the same silly challenges each week was SO dull… May as well watch athletics or something. -_-
 
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Walrus at 5:33PM, March 11, 2009
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It's okay the first few episodes, but after a whole season it just gets boring and repetitive.
 
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Product Placement at 12:55PM, March 13, 2009
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I watched that one show from star to finish and it got boring and repetitive.

It would work as a gameshow with a variety of challenges where the hole challenge was one of them.

I'll give them this though. The beer belly challenge was funny in this one.
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Jonko at 6:55PM, March 13, 2009
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Product Placement
I watched that one show from star to finish and it got boring and repetitive.

It would work as a gameshow with a variety of challenges where the hole challenge was one of them.


Although that may get boring after a while too. I remember they used to have that show called “I'm on a Japanese Gameshow” or something and I thought it was terrible! It's almost like only Japanese people can make Japanese gameshows amusing!
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BffSatan at 3:01AM, March 14, 2009
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We have an Australian version of that here, I honestly don't get it. I've seen a bit of it and it seems like no one ever gets through more then one hole before falling.
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ozoneocean at 3:12AM, March 14, 2009
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We have an Australian version of that here
We do? What channel?
 
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BffSatan at 3:37AM, March 14, 2009
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BffSatan
We have an Australian version of that here
We do? What channel?
Channel 9, I don't think I've seen it advertised for a while though.
Unlike the US counterpart, the Australian version uses celebrities and each episode has a theme, blonds vs brunettes, AFL players vs NFL players, etc.
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Jonko at 8:48AM, March 14, 2009
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BffSatan
We have an Australian version of that here
We do? What channel?
Channel 9, I don't think I've seen it advertised for a while though.
Unlike the US counterpart, the Australian version uses celebrities and each episode has a theme, blonds vs brunettes, AFL players vs NFL players, etc.

That actually sounds pretty sweet! If anyone knows of a link I'd like to see it!
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