American Gladiators

Season 2 Episode 1

First Half Preliminary Round 1 - Costantino vs. Adams / Mercer vs. Tillotson

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Aired Saturday 12:00 PM Sep 01, 1990 on FOX
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First Half Preliminary Round 1 - Costantino vs. Adams / Mercer vs. Tillotson
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In this first half Preliminary Round 1, Male contenders Rico Costantino vs. John Adams & Female contenders Sheila Mercer vs. Trish Tillotson

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    Dan Clark

    Dan Clark

    Nitro [1989-92]

    Erika Andersch

    Erika Andersch

    Diamond [1991-93]

    Galen Tomlinson

    Galen Tomlinson

    Turbo [1990-96]

    Jim Starr

    Jim Starr

    Laser [1990-96]

    Larry Csonka

    Larry Csonka

    Co-Host [1990-1993]

    Lori Fetrick

    Lori Fetrick

    Ice [1990-92, 1993-96]

    Sheila Mercer

    Sheila Mercer

    Contestant

    Guest Star

    Trish Tillotson

    Trish Tillotson

    Contestant

    Guest Star

    Amarico Costantino

    Amarico Costantino

    Contestant

    Recurring Role

    John Adams I

    John Adams I

    Contestant

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (7)

      • Eliminator Stats
        Diamond threw blue blocking pad
        Ice threw red blocking pad
        Blaze hit vs Sheila Mercer
        Open lane
        Lace no hit
        Gold hit vs Trish Tillotson

        Turbo threw blue blocking pad
        Gemini threw red blocking pad
        Open lane
        Thunder hit vs John Adams
        Laser hit vs Rico Costantino
        Nitro no hit

      • Atlasphere Stats
        Shut out/no shut out
        Turbo shut out
        Rico Costantino 0 pts
        Gemini no shut out
        John Adams 1 pt

        Diamond no shut out
        Trish Tillotson 1 pt
        Ice no shut out
        Sheila Mercer 1 pt

      • Human Cannonball Stats
        Gladiator w-l
        Nitro 0-2
        Thunder 1-1
        John Adams 5 pts
        Rico Costantino 10 pts

        Lace 0-2
        Blaze 0-2
        Trish Tillotson 10 pts
        Sheila Mercer 10 pts

      • The Wall Stats
        Gladiator w-l
        Gemini 0-1
        John Adams 5 pts
        Laser 0-1
        Rico Costantino 10 pts

        Ice 0-1
        Trish Tillotson 10 pts
        Gold 1-0
        Sheila Mercer 0 pts

      • Assault Stats
        Gladiator w-l-d
        Turbo 1-0-1
        John Adams 4 pts
        Rico Costantino 0 pts

        Blaze 0-1-1
        Trish Tillotson 4 pts
        Sheila Mercer 7 pts

      • Joust Stats
        Gladiator w-l-d
        Laser 1-1-0
        John Adams 0 pts
        Rico Costantino 10 pt

        Diamond 0-2-0
        Trish Tillotson 10 pts
        Sheila Mercer 10 pts

      • Powerball Stats
        No shut out
        Gladiators
        Nitro, Gemini & Thunder
        John Adams 3 pts
        Rico Costantino 1 pt

        Ice, Lace & Gold
        Trish Tillotson 0 pts
        Sheila Mercer 3 pts

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    • NOTES (19)

      • Dan Clark guest stars as the stud in market in the 1990 TV movie called Thanksgiving Day aka The Good Family starring Mary Tyler Moore.

      • Four new American Gladiators are introduced in this season. They are Thunder, Ice, Turbo and Diamond along with Gemini, Lace, Nitro, Gold, Laser and Blaze.
        Larry Csonka becomes Mike Adamle's new co-host.

      • The new event in the 1st half of Season 3 is Atlasphere as well as the regular events of Powerball, the Assault, the Wall, Human Cannonball, Break Through and Conquer, the Joust and the Eliminator.

      • Introduction of the American Gladiators are Gemini, Lace, Nitro, Gold, Laser, Blaze, Thunder, Ice, Turbo and Diamond.

      • Trish Tillotson & Rico Costantino advance to the first half Quarterfinal Rounds.
        John Adams & Sheila Mercer also advance to the Quarterfinal Rounds.

      • Sheila Mercer scored 39 pts
        Trish Tillotson scored 99 pts
        Rico Costantino scored 73 pts
        John Adams scored 52 pts

      • Contender interviews are shown before some of the events.

      • Notice Lace has completely lost her skirt on her outfit. It is now a one piece red suit with inverted silver triangles on the front and back. Laser's outfit also undergoes a slight change. There are now five stars on the front of his outfit and seven stars on the back, whereas in the previous season, there were six stars on both sides.

      • The Eliminator has been revamped. At the beginning, there is a treadmill that the contenders have to run up against. The men's is sped up to a faster pace. Once up the treadmill, the contenders have to cross a 30 ft pit by a hand bike. If the contender falls in the pits, they will be assessed a 5 point penatly. Once across the hand bike, they cross a 30 ft 6 in balance beam where they attempt to not get hit by the Gladiators who are swinging large weighted medicine bags. They've got to 20 ft climb up a cargo net and then come down the zip line which is the full length of the arena. They choose which lane to go down, jump 2 hurdles before breaking through the star paper barrier to where 3 Gladiators await at the finish line. The women have 75 seconds and the men have 60 seconds to complete the course. The contenders earn 2 pts for every second that they are under their time clocks.

      • Trish Tillotson is the 3rd contender in this first half of the season to knock both American Gladiators off in Human Cannonball.

      • Sheila Mercer is the 2nd contender in this first half of the season to knock both American Gladiators off in Human Cannonball.

      • Rico Costantino is the 1st contender in this first half of the season to knock both American Gladiators off in Human Cannonball.

      • In the Human Cannonball, each contender gets 2 swings at 2 Gladiators instead of the 3 swings that were in Seasons 1 & 2.
        Scoring has been changed, also. Each American Gladiator knocked off, the contender is awarded 5 points.

      • In the Wall, both Men and Woman get a 10 second head start over the American Gladiators.

      • In the Assault, the hand grenades at station 5 have been replace with 3 softballs.

      • Sheila Mercer defeats Blaze in the Assault at station 4 with the pistol.

      • Laser comments that he boxed for 4 years.

      • In the Powerball event, the balls have been changed to soccer balls with red and blue patches on them. The cylinders have also been changed and reinforced.
        The outside cylinders are worth 1 point and the center is worth 2 points.

      • Trish Tillotson and John Adams are wearing blue uniforms and warm up suits & Sheila Mercer and Rico Costantino are wearing red uniforms and warm up suits.

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