The show, which has been on the air for seven seasons, has “every day” Americans attempting ridiculous obstacle courses and stunts for a chance to win the $50,000 grand prize. Of course, most of us viewers only watch the show, so we can see people getting punched in the face, bounced off giant balls and plunged into ice-cold water.
The Ashley enjoys watching this show on occasion, and has wondered what goes on behind the scenes of ‘ Wipe out.’ Here, she answers some of your frequently asked questions about the show, its contestants and its rules. According to the show’s creator and executive producer Matt Units, who did a Facebook Q & A session in January 2011, contestants are limited on what kind of contact they can have with each other during the game.
“I really need to start making better life choices.” Q: Do the contestants get to have a trial run of the course before they do it for the cameras? What we watch on TV is the contestants’ first and only run on the courses, according to ARI Grant, who won the “Hotties vs. Nerds 2.0” episode back in 2012.
“Everything that you see on camera is us giving it our first try,” he said in a Reddit AMA after his episode aired. A: There is an entire staff of people that do this, according to the show’s creator and executive producer.
The show uses the Black and Blues to figure out all the ways a contestant could get hurt. “We’re always asking them, ‘OK, if someone was really going to do something really stupid that could potentially hurt themselves, what would that be?’ And now let’s test that…maybe someone will want to run into this thing head first.
“I don’t think they ever gave me a script at all,” former winner ARI “Dorky Kong” Grant said in his Reddit AMA. I am not an athlete, but I am in good shape and I did train for this, running, swimming, boot camps etc.
Former winner ARI “Dorky Kong” Grant agreed. Unless you win the $50,000 grand prize, you basically go home with just a bunch of cuts and bruises.
In 2009, contestant Tom Sparks, a 33-year-old radio DJ, died of a stroke two weeks after taping a segment of the show. Tom only made it partway through the first round’s obstacle course before the show’s medics took him out because he was experiencing knee pain and shortness of breath.
Tom had just completed a marathon and was competing on a “Couples Edition” episode of the show with his new bride, Kate, when the incident occurred. Contestants sign an eighty-page contract that severely limits the responsibility the show has for anything that happens.
Reddit's user Chicki5150 said she was the only contestant on her episode to come away from the show with an injury, and she had to pay all her own medical costs. I finished the course, but needed to be helped to the trailer, and then to my car,” she wrote.
I didn’t realize how bad it was until I got home either, and couldn’t walk.” “Contestants must wear shoes.,” Matt Units wrote in his 2011 Facebook Q & A session.
“Occasionally fall off and are allowed to continue. “If you look close enough, they have a green screen,” former contestant Greg “Mr.
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An agent insisted they proceed anyway, and she asked to go to the bathroom, apparently to wipe the stuff off her hands. In the winter, they can shield drivers from the annoyance of having to wipe snow and ice off their windshields.
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The hit ABC reality competition show Wipe out featured brave individuals who were put through demanding physical challenges in the form of various obstacles, designed to trip them up. “ Despite all of this, or perhaps because of it, many folks seemed to have wanted to be a part of the show, but the program, unfortunately, stopped airing in 2014, but the archived episodes at ABC.com and some other subscription services offer hours of hilarious fun, featuring many contestants who had what it took to make it through the application process.
So, if they were part of a group who wanted to play or had a unique spin on their personality, job, or hobbies, the themed episodes served as the perfect opportunity to apply. The eligibility requirements for Wipe out hopeful participants were pretty standard but still presented the show with some of its greatest contestants, with a minimum age set at 18 years old.
There were even eligibility requirements that dictated what type of contestant the producers of the show were looking for including “fun, strong-willed, outgoing,” and with “a great sense of humor.” Applicants were encouraged to read the fine print on the website's form to also ensure they had proof of United States citizenship and were willing to appear on national television.
While Wipe out was mainly a summer show with casting calls most prominent in the spring and early summer, there were occasions when special episodes were recorded as event programming.