No Opportunity Wasted

Thursday 8:00 PM on Discovery Channel
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 12

    Sister Act / Todd the Odd

    Aired 12/23/04

  • S 1 : Ep 11

    Honoring Dad / Secret Service

    Aired 12/16/04

  • S 1 : Ep 10

    Roller King / Face Your Fears

    Aired 12/16/04

  • S 1 : Ep 9

    Tipsey Tootles / Jae Jae The D.J.

    Aired 12/2/04

  • S 1 : Ep 8

    Tour D'Alaska / Rockin' the Rockies

    Aired 11/18/04

  • Cast & Crew
  • Phil Keoghan


  • Michael Richards (I)


  • John Gibson (VII)


  • Aaron Harris


  • John Quigley


  • show Description
  • In No Opportunity Wasted host Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race) provides selected participants with $3,000 and a clear schedule for 72 hours. Their challenge is to use this to pursue a once-in-a-lifetime experience they've always imagined. In a format similar to Australia's Who Dares Wins, contestants have no idea what's about to happen until Phil meets them at their home and place of work. No Opportunity Wasted premiered on Sunday, October 3 at 8:00 PM. On October 21, the program received a new timeslot: Thursday nights at 8 P.M., with repeats throughout the week. Recently, No Opportunity Wasted was moved from the Discovery Channel to FitTV, a sub-network unavailable to many cable and satellite viewers. Whether this was due to low ratings is unknown, since the previous timeslot change seemed to suggest that the program had been doing well. (Presented in HDTV on the channel Discovey HD Theater)moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Kraig Wright: Best band in the spud belt!

    • Alaska Resident: Discovery Channel comes up here. "We want to see people getting seals and whales and stuff."

    Notes (11)

    • This episode is filmed in Auckland, New Zealand where Phil met his contestants before heading to Fiji where they faced their fears

    • Publicity material from Discovery Channel gives the original title of the second portion of the episode as "Build a Boat."

    • The wrestling training was filmed at Chaotic Wrestling Center in North Andover, Massachusetts.

    • Publicity material from Discovery Channel gives the original title of the episode as "The Wrestler."

    • Beginning with this episode, the close-captioning is great. All names are spelled correctly and it no longer appears as if it's being done on the fly.

    • Originally broadcast following "Navy Seals / Aerial Art" at 9 P.M. as part of a special one-time Thursday night double-bill.

    • Publicity material from Discovery Channel gives the original title of this episode as "Playing for Keeps."

    • Publicity material from Discovery Channel gives the original title of this episode as "America's Heroes."

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    Trivia (3)

    • Close-captioning in this episode was terrible. Words were frequently misspelled or ran together. Names were also often misspelled, although generally seemed to be corrected after the on-screen captions giving away their correct spellings appeared. Phil Koeghan's name was misspelled both times the full name was said out loud, once as "Bill Kogan" and another time as "Phil Kog again."

    • Just prior to Mark and Dave's ambush, it shows 'Pocatello, Idaho' on the screen. The ambush was at Mark's house which is actually in 'Chubbuck, Idaho' which is a suburb of Pocatello. I bet there are a lot of angry Chubbuckians out there.

    • When Phil Keoghan was explaining Kraig's dream to the audience of Engineers at his ambush, he said Kraig's wife and kid instead of kids (Kraig has 3 children).

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Originally posted at TV Tome, the following was a preview of the show based a screener tape sent to me. Note that some references may now be outdated.

    By agent_0042, Jan 25, 2006