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This critically acclaimed comedy series can thank a popular Japanese game show from the 1980s for much of its success. It uses the actual footage from "Takeshi's Castle," which tested contestants' pain threshold by putting them through a series of bizarre physical challenges (think ABC's "Wipeout" but much more extreme) and crazy games for prizes. The fun, and much of the laughter, in "MXC" is provided by the dubbed English narration, featuring voice actors from the Groundlings comedy troupe, that has no resemblance to the original show's dialogue whatsoever. Close
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review by . June 23, 2010
posted in Awesomeness
They wear helmets to keep their brains in when they crash into things.
Such a great idea for a show. Like all great ideas it's also simple too. Take a forgein TV show, completely redub the lines into something hilarious and make the shows format and change it enough so that it is wacky. Maybe thats not a great way of describing the show but it'l have to do. MXC has some of the most clever dialogue you will hear (short of "right you are Ken") coupled with what in Japan I can only assume is a serious sports minded show. The contestants in the show take …
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