Total Wipeout

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Total Wipeout, presented by Richard Hammond and Amanda Byram, shows a competition between twenty contestants on one of television's most extreme obstacle courses in the hope of winning 10,000 pounds. This action-packed family entertainment show sees contestants compete in the world's largest and most extreme obstacle course, but in the end, only one contestant can win. Everyone else will Wipeout!
Starring
Richard HammondAmanda Byram
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Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    January 2, 2009
    59min
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    English [CC]
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    This is the first episode of 'Total Wipeout'! You are about to see crashes, smashes and hilarious mud splashes on the cards as twenty contestants take on one of television's largest and most extreme obstacle courses. They face different games like The Qualifier, The Sweeper, The Dizzy Dummies and the grand final on The Wipeout Zone.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    January 9, 2009
    54min
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    In this episode, contestants face different games like The Qualifier, The Sweeper, The Dizzy Dummies and the grand final on The Wipeout Zone. They start with twenty competitors, but only twelve of them will pass to the second round.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    January 16, 2009
    54min
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    Amanda Byram assists Richard from the sidelines as contestants take on challenges like The Qualifier, The Big Balls, The Sweeper, and the awesome Wipeout Zone.
  4. 4. Episode 4
    January 23, 2009
    53min
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    This week they have added two new obstacles to 'The Qualifier' game that will make participants struggle a bit more to get on the second round. While the game keeps going, Amanda Byram interviews contestants to find out how they are doing during the episode.
  5. 5. Episode 5
    January 30, 2009
    54min
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    This is the fifth week of the TV Show and none of the participants have been able to cross the Big Balls. Will this be the episode in which someone finally achieves it?
  6. 6. Episode 6
    February 6, 2009
    53min
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    As usual, contestants face different games like The Qualifier, The Sweeper, The Dizzy Dummies and the grand final on The Wipeout Zone. However, this week they have added a new obstacle to 'The Qualifier' game called, 'The Hurtle Turtles' which participants will need to cross without falling down.
  7. 7. Episode 7
    February 20, 2009
    54min
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    Today the contestant again face the Slippery Stairs during The Qualifier round, and only twelve out of the twenty contestants will be able to make it to the next round.
  8. 8. Episode 8
    March 21, 2009
    53min
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    This is the last episode of the season and, as usual, contestants face different games like The Qualifier, The Sweeper, The Dizzy Dummies and the grand final on The Wipeout Zone.
  9. 9. Awards
    April 3, 2009
    48min
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    This is the very first Total Wipeout awards and they celebrate the highs, the lows and the biggest splashes from the whole season. Richard Hammond presents the awards showing the top five, and the winner for each category; starting with the 'Sweeper Wipeout Award'. Don't miss out this last special episode!

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Directors
Will CloughEmma Taylor
Producers
Andrew Norgate
Season year
2009
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bootsie ann shoesieReviewed in the United States on July 9, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
guilty pleasure
the most guilty of pleasures! I notice that they had to hold these wipeouts far far from home, as no other country would possibly not host them! Sad for anyone getting hurt, as I'm sure they are, but still fairly funny
7 people found this helpful
Carolyn SReviewed in the United States on August 4, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is extremely entertaining. The only issue I have ...
This is extremely entertaining. The only issue I have is seeing contestants beat someone's time because they fell off and was able to swim to the next challenge. Contestants who actually complete a challenge takes a bit more time than just falling off and swimming to the next. This makes it an unfair and unearned defeat. Contestants should loose time on the clock if they cannot complete the challenge.
8 people found this helpful
scm1893Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Humor at the Expense of Others' Failings
Total Wipeout - 3 Stars - It's Okay

Basically the same review as the other season.

This show is based on watching contestants fail. That's it, low brow humor. Sure, there's a competition and a prize so unwitting players will throw themselves into the various challenges, resulting in spectacular fails. But the course is designed so contestants depend heavily on luck. Traps operate randomly. Players can't watch other contestants. There's no practise runs. Challenges/traps make no allowance for the size of contestants.

One will notice the Big Red Balls are consistently featured. This is the most spectacular fail. Although challenges and traps change from show to show. The Big Red Balls always follow the Sucker Punch; a challenge almost impossible to cross coating players with mud so they'll be slippery on the Big Red Balls. Everything is well padded so we don't have to feel guilty when we laugh.

The show is filmed and edited with voiceover so we only see highlights of individual performances. Contestants are encouraged to reveal something about themselves that will be used to mock/ridicule them as they compete.

It makes the claim contestants come from all walks of life. This is so we can laugh at the heavyweights repeatedly failing events. Big people usually make an entertaining splash on the Big Red Balls as well. Screams are LOL sometimes.

Knowing this, I enjoy watching because, even though they're set up to fail, the contestants exhibit an indominitible spirit to finish; so representative of the slog that is my life.
2 people found this helpful
NaturalJadeReviewed in the United States on July 13, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not Fair Play
It's so frustrating to watch people do their best and make it through the challenges (Victor, Nix) only to have someone who goes out of their way to knock out a fellow challenger then to basically swim their way to the win (Des) for the finals, hardly doing any of the challenges. Totally NOT right. Totally NOT fair. NOT watching any more of this show.
One person found this helpful
Joanne GReviewed in the United States on October 15, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Would rather watch the grass grow...
I expected this show to be full of action however it's quite the opposite. With all the editing they do, the show could be watched in 1/2 hour but they drag it on and on with a ton of unnecessary slow motions and replays along with too much talk and a very boring host.
One person found this helpful
Paul L JackReviewed in the United States on January 17, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
funny stuff
on obstacle course the the contestants have to bounce, duck, swing, and slip and slide through..usually pretty funny stuff. nice to see this from other countries. have watched the american version for many years. would recommend
Josh G.Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Silly humorous show
All the contestants are good sports and have my respect to be determined to finish an exhausting and nearly impossible obstacle course. Very entertaining and gets a chuckle out of me at times although know I would never be able to complete an obstacle course like this competitively myself.
Billizon HughesReviewed in the United States on July 1, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good family fun. It's silly but it makes us laugh!
We really like all of the wipeout series. This is the British production. We like British humor and wipeout, so we really have fun with this one.
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