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Episode 11 (4th December)


Going into the next episode blind is interesting - would love just one new game to prove that more can be made, but I don't expect it.

If no new games, I'm definitely hoping we switch back to the Slippery Wall, have a hill game (preferably not as second game, for once), Tug of War or Sumo Rings, Slip Way and Avalanche.

We'll see what we get!

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I hope Slip Way comes back as that is one of my favourite games which hasn't featured so often this time round on Arabic TC.
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I hope Slip Way comes back as that is one of my favourite games which hasn't featured so often this time round on Arabic TC.



It's strange because Slip Way appeared for five weeks in a row (and I was downright sick of it), but now it hasn't appeared for four episodes. The episodes certainly aren't aired in production order though, so that doesn't mean they've stopped using it or anything. I just find the pattern interesting.

And inversely, Velcro Fly disappeared for several weeks after first appearing, but then came back for four weeks and I got fed-up with it. High Rollers also went on hiatus and have since appeared in every episode, but I don't mind them.

I gotta say, I'm even more hyper for this ep than usual because the games should be a total surprise emoticon

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Re: Episode 11 (4th December)


I am pretty excited for this week.

I think the most likely selection is something like great wall, show of hands, honeycomb maze, knock knock, tug of war, skipping stones, avalanche, high rollers, bridge ball, dominoes, final fall, show down.

In that order. emoticon
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Having the big three of Skipping Stones, Honeycomb and Bridge Ball would be great. We actually haven't had all three in one episode yet.

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We did have the big three! Otherwise, this wasn't the most memorable episode I've seen, to be honest.

Great Wall and Show of Hands to start. Sounds familiar. emoticon Although, they modified The Great Wall this time by giving the contestants the ladder (notice it was used on both walls' fourth appearances), which kind of resulted in a silly ending as everyone was just able to climb over it. Really weird seeing NO ONE eliminated!

Show of Hands is missing something. It was never my favorite game, but it seems really lame in Saudi Arabia, but I can't put my finger on why.

Palm Tree Trip was decent, so was Honeycomb Maze, so was Skipping Stones. The one memorable bit of those games was the guy trying to cut around the outside of the Maze, though it didn't work out this time!

Roller Derby was much improved this week, I thought! emoticon People seemed to be stumbling a lot more this week than usual, which made for an entertaining game. AND they are definitely having the first two horses across the line both win now emoticon We saw more of those weird-colored horses as well.

The Run Way is continuing its pattern of appearing in every odd episode since its debut! I have to take back a (rather stupid) comment I made in another thread about the show being inconsistent with their application of parentheses. They are being consistent; it's just because of order of operations, obviously emoticon

It's weird to once again have back-to-back "runway" games, but it was great seeing Slip Way back and still being played properly emoticon Hopefully they keep that up.

It's nice to again see a different ending game and have Home Run relegated to an earlier part of the episode again. And the guy who won it developed an interesting new strategy!

Finally ending with Bridge Ball! emoticon Unfortunately they only showed about four competitors AND this was one of the only episodes where it didn't get dark until Final Fall, so we still haven't had classic nighttime Bridge Ball emoticon

Great though that Bridge Ball appeared without Wet Paint and Dominoes - I was afraid it would always appear with those two from previous patterns.

Nothing really offensive or anything, but there just wasn't anything outstanding this week. I wasn't expecting another new game, but it does really help make an episode stand-out. Hopefully at some point they will start doing specials, though I'm afraid they won't. Though, to be fair, Thailand waited until episode 25 to have a special ep, so you never really know..

So seems like the General switched between uniforms (rather than wearing one color for the first half of the season and the other for the second) throughout as he was wearing pink today, but we had newer games (Great Wall, Show of Hands and Bridge Ball). I know for sure he started in pink, so it seems that he must've changed his shirts throughout - maybe while the other is in the wash emoticon

Next week looks a bit more exciting to me!

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Show of Hands is missing something. It was never my favorite game, but it seems really lame in Saudi Arabia, but I can't put my finger on why.



Probably because there's no English voiceover. The game is more watchable when MXC would make their own questions up based on the teams in that episode, and Craig Charles would do his random stuff in the UK version. Without that it's just basically a load of guys in hand costumes flopping on numbers!

As you say nothing bad but nothing too spectacular this week

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That's actually a good point as I hadn't considered the effect the commentary has on games like that. Actually, I've always said I want Karaoke to come back in a remake, but I wonder if I'd be disappointed by it all being in Arabic? Still would take the new game though emoticon

I think another issue is not showing the math equation at the bottom of the screen so we at least can see where they should be running to. Also, they have such a high-up camera that you can barely see the numbers on the cards emoticon

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This episode was again marvellous.

The Great Wall is a good game to watch when seeing contestants climbing up and enjoying the sound effect when they slide down and get muddy but perhaps the Guards were being too helpful with the ladder help.

Show of Hands is certainly getting boring, especially because the sum the person calls out is not even visible and Skittles would be better to see again.

Was nice to see a different guard in the Honeycomb Maze with blue facepaint and was interesting to see an English-looking contestant win as well.

It was also fairer to see two contestants being allowed to win in Roller Derby instead of one with also different coloured horses in both races.

The contestant who won in Skipping Stones did not really deserve it because he definitely fell in and then got back up as if he was cheating.

I also noticed that the muddy water in Run Way looked much deeper than before.

Although, it was nice to see a return in Slip Way, it didn't feel like the game actually came back as there were some contestants in mixed episode, playing the game as if the broadcast was taking in players from Eps 2/4/6. Perhaps the most annoying thing was the Surfin USA music playing during one of the contestants when that game is not Wipe Out.

Again, it was nice to see Home Run being played in the daytime as I actually like it that way because it would be boring if that game was mostly played straight before the Finals just because of it's location being the nearest.

It was finally a joy though, to see Bridge Ball (Small) played straight before the Finals as that always happened in the original show but it would be better if the players decided to walk instead of run as that would give us more footage.

I also noticed whilst watching, that a majority of BGMs played in some games that Comedy Central had also used and I wish I knew what they were called.

Certainly was a great episode and I hope the next one will be too.
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Although, it was nice to see a return in Slip Way, it didn't feel like the game actually came back as there were some contestants in mixed episode, playing the game as if the broadcast was taking in players from Eps 2/4/6.



You mean some of the runs were rerun from those episodes? That's weird emoticon

They've done it on several other occasions, and (though unnoticed by us) I think they've also done it with Velcro Fly a bit.

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