'Thrill Rides put to the test' show

Tuesday, May 27, 2003 2:15 PM
OK, is it just me or did this newest TLC coaster special really leave a bad taste in your mouth (I think it aired last night at 9 pm)? Where did they find the host for that show, anyway? I haven't seen anything that bad since...well...the last time TLC made a new coaster show....like the ones they reran - all day yesterday.

I did find the two girls who won rather cool though - any girl who can shove down sushi, nachos, and a 1/2 lb. mooseburger and then want to ride Goliath are A.O.K. in my book. The X challenge seemed impossible, and I don't know how the one girl on the winning team ever managed it.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 2:18 PM
I would agree with that host, but I guess they were going fir someone silly. The X challenge did seem ridiculous. I have no idea how the girl kept the ball in the cup. One guy put it up to his shirt. That didn't look really fair but if you could do that thats the way everyone would do it.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 2:53 PM
My daughter was on the yellow team and yes they came in last place. But some of you have no idea what all was involved and yes, the rules were very loose, too loose and she kept it in by squeezing the cup just enough not to crack it, which was against the rules, but what can you do, next year I'm sure the rules will be enforced much more. But they won't have that same challenge again. All I can say is, next year, send in your tapes, get selected and then do it.

Yes the show needs to be improved, especially, tightening down on the rules, but it was hard. So, get your tapes ready for the next one, and get selected and go for it.

I do agree, there could have been alittle less of the host. LOL

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 3:13 PM
I liked the show, and I thought the X challenge would have been fun to attempt! Maybe the winning team will use their strategy of screaming on the new scream ride.

-Ryan
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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 3:27 PM
Oops, I just realized there was another topic about this show that has already been posted (SFMM Reality Show). I'll go ahead and put on the dunce cap and go to my bedroom for a time-out.

At least I know I wasn't the only one pissed off.

Sorry! ...GJB

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 3:32 PM
Did anyone tape this? I don't have cable, and my "reliable" person did not tape it, because her VCR was messed.

Was the "sushi, nachos, and a 1/2 lb. mooseburger" thing a challenge? Doesn't seem like it, but what do I know.

Anyways, not having cable has screwed me several times over. And my mother REFUSES to cash in on a deal where she can get us cable TV AND cable internet for LESS then the price of the cable internet I'm using right now.


SHE'S MESSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 4:00 PM
i taped it...(embarrassed)
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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 4:49 PM
it wasnt that bad of a show, but it wasnt exactly what i thought it would be either.

as for eating and then riding goliath, i would assume thats no biggie at all. now if they made you eat and then ride X / riddler / batman, i think it would have been a bit more insane than what it was.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 5:01 PM
They should have made them eat and ride the rotor ride. Can't remember what SFMM calls it.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 5:51 PM
I watched the show and thought it was fairly good..but could have been much better! They should have ridden more coasters and had more challenges instead of the trampoline thing....but other than that it was alright.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 5:58 PM
My thought, too, Sparky. An eating challenge where no one actually hurled was pointless... the Rotor would've done them in fer sure.

My biggest problem with the show was definately the loose rules and the totally incomprehensible scoring methods. I was also amazed they actually found a host WEIRDER than your average ACE member. The full screen shots of his face from the helmet cam were CREE-PEE.

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Maihama, Maihama Desu

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 6:35 PM
...And what is the obsession with trying to get people to blow lunch on a coaster? When are the producers of these shows going to realize that *it just doesn't happen that often*. Rides making people violently sick is mostly a fear-induced myth. If you succeed in making somebody sick on a ride, it is probably because of the disgusting slop you fed them, not because of anything the ride did to them!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 6:48 PM
TTD120 said:
I watched the show and thought it was fairly good..but could have been much better! They should have ridden more coasters and had more challenges instead of the trampoline thing....but other than that it was alright.

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It was kinda like Road Rules meets Fear Factor meets NICKELODEON. I actually thought it was a nice diversion from the usual "find a rider and have them describe the ride while riding" scenario, I think the host actually trying some of the challenges was funny, and the skycoaster segment had me giggling out loud.

and I found the X challenge to be as entertaining as any of the other coaster programs.

While not the kind of show we've come to expect on memorial day, it sure was a fresh surprise, even if it was sily at times.

SAM
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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 6:50 PM
...rule of thumb.

When you're trying to pick up a girl over the internet, *don't* ask her mother to get you two in touch.

There are some things I just won't ever understand. . .

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 7:08 PM
It was actually a pretty good challenge to eat those mooseburgers... since that place has been CONDEMNED TWICE this year for roaches!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 2:02 AM
Chernabog, Good Advise, I have to admit I was a bit surprised by that request. LOL

Alexander, I'll show her the post, but after that its her decision.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 9:42 AM
I noticed right away that the girl was squeezing the cup to keep the ball in, but hey, I can't blame her! Donning the ponchos for the Goliath ride (in case of hurling) was pointless. The biggest thing was that there were no other riders behind them! I agree...if they really wanted to push the hurl test to the envelope, they should have put them on something with inversions! ;)

It was pretty fun to watch this show....I would love to take this challenge. Eating all of that food might be tricky, though. Could those two girls that won eat or what!? I really thought they were going to be able to finish that MooseBurger.

Crazy Over 8

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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 10:04 AM
I kept yelling, "forget the bun." If the scoring was how it was described, they should have taken the meat off the bun. Bread is more filling and weighs a lot less than the meat. They could have finished off the burger and left the bun.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 10:39 AM
Yeah, wahoo, but as with everything else it sounds like they didn't describe the scoring system to the participants, so they probably had no idea that how much weight was left would determine the winner. I think they just made everything up as they went along.

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Maihama, Maihama Desu

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Wednesday, May 28, 2003 12:35 PM

ryan C said:
i taped it...(embarrassed)

Can I take it off your hands?

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