Season 1 Episode 5

Episode 105

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jul 22, 2008 on ABC
out of 10
User Rating
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Episode Summary

The next 24 contestants compete against each other and the clock to make it through wild obstacle courses to ultimately be one of the final 4. This weeks obstacles include Dirty Balls, Big Balls, Ball Swing, Sucker Punch, Dizzy Dummy, Barrel Spill and Slippery Snakes. The final 4 then face the Wipeout Zone. The contestant with the fastest time wins $50,000.moreless

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  • Love it!

    I loved this episode. I will never get tired of faceplant after faceplant after faceplant. As I imagine it probably hurts like heck but it's really entertaining to watch. This episode in particular made me laugh my face off though. I love how no one leaves without a good wipeout. Their tribute to balls was strange but hilarious. I haven't missed an episode and don't plan to. This is a really, really, really, really, really funny show and there's not too many like it. So it's a fine example of how funny shows should be. So overall, love it! - -moreless
  • I really enjoyed this episode!!

    The qualifier was all about balls! The Dirty Balls, Sucker Punch (with balls in the mud), the Big Balls and the Swinging Ball. Jeremy and Ben actually made it across the Big Balls!! Next was the Sweeper, but there was a hoop this time that they had to jump through. After that was the Dizzy Dummy. They fed them Mexican food before though and one guy quit. The Wipeout Zone was pretty full of wipeouts! Matt had the worst time for this round. Dana posted a good time. Jeremy couldn't beat her time, but the jock did and he won.

    This episode was hilarious! Jacob had the best wipeout on the history of wipeouts!! I can't believe Jeremy and Ben made it across the big balls! I love the Dizzy Dummy! I didn't want to the jock to win, oh well. This episode gets a 10!moreless
  • Another mean-spirited episode in this lame attempt at ripping of MXC.

    I think this show and the entire series is just awful. My only hope is that somewhere else in this world, it is being over-dubbed by three really funny people and re-cut into an actual show. The obstacles are nearly impossible to get through without getting punched, hit or dunked in the mud. One contestant didn't even try and went straight for the mud. Then they fed the remaining contestants Mexican food and then spun them around and around in an effort to make them puke. The final round has the remaining 4 contestants go through another nearly impossible obstacle course, but at least this time, most of the obstacles appear to be actually do-able. Overall a crummy show and a waste of an hour.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Jill Wagner: $50,000. How much nerdy stuff are you going to buy with that?
      Ben Kronberg: Well, I, um, I am currently talking to this girl in Thailand and I might be able to use $50,000 to bring her over here.
      Jill Wagner: Ah...how romantic. Love comes to Wipeout.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: September 19, 2009 on Barrandov

    • Featured Contestants

      James Simpton, Willa Simpton, Jessica Waller, Jessica Horton, Shawn Kirby, Jacob Mann, Jeremy Olson, Casey O'Farrell, Heather Lawrence, Brandon Bermudez, John Ames, David Matz, Richard Gale, Dana Jamison, Ben Kronberg, Jodi Elliot and Katie Graham.


    • John Henson: I like to think of myself as the Shirley to your Laverne.

      This is a reference to the TV show, Laverne & Shirley, which aired from 1976 to 1983. The show was about two friends who lived and worked together in a brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    • John Anderson: I'm here as always with the McCartney to my Lennon, John Henson.

      This is a reference to Paul McCartney and John Lennon, two of the most famous members of The Beatles, a rock band from the 1960's credited with leading the "British Invasion" of rock music to the United States.

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