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Are you ready to Hurl?

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 29th 2008 2:02PM

Nathan's champ KobayashiGame show titles have a way of telling you exactly what you can expect if you tune in to them. The Price Is Right is about guessing prices, Card Sharks was a game that involved a deck of cards, and Match Game was about matching your word with the word picked by a celebrity. Of course, the whole list of examples breaks down a bit when you consider Jeopardy!, which could be about anything, really.

But add to the list Hurl, the new game show coming this summer to G4. To quote from the network, it's a show that "combines speed-eating with intense physical challenges." Yes, you read that right.

I think the producers are going to try to get these contestants to eat 10 hot dogs then climb rock walls and race around a track. Halfway through the show, the remaining contestants have to eat more food and then do more challenges.

Note: each episode is going to have two "cuisines." Why this isn't on Food Network I'll never know.

I wonder though: will the network show the hurling? Will this be on late night? And most importantly, will G4's web site sell barf bags with the Hurl logo?

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Are you kidding? This is the most amazing, stupefying....EPIC idea in the history of television.

I just love it when shows head merrily down the "Network" - "Running Man" - "Idiocracy" path.

Love it, love it, LOVE....IT!

April 29 2008 at 5:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How about actually reading the press release you link to instead of postulating on show content?
(although this might be worse that you imagined...)

"4 warriors must each eat large amounts of a specific staple American food like Chicken Pot Pie or Mac and Cheese in a short period of time. The contestants that ate the most food and didn't regurgitate will then move on to a physical challenge. And no, I'm not talking about climbing a rock wall. I'm talking about nausea-enducing feats of bravery like strapping into a gyroscope or sitting down for a particularly sadistic tea-cup ride. I think you're starting to get the idea.

After that round, anyone who hasn't lost their lunch will then be forced to eat MORE of the same kind of food, attempting to eat more than their competitors while still keeping it all in. Then, the final elimination round steps the physical challenge up a notch, tossing in a rogue element of danger. "

April 29 2008 at 4:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


There is not a chance in hell I am going to watch a show, when most likely someone is going to hurl. I can't stand it even when it's faked (ER is the first to come in mind).

This is almost as bad as the idea for OJ to do a show about what he would do *if* he killed his wife.

April 29 2008 at 2:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to h8rain's comment

I would not say Worst Idea Ever, because well, G4 is full of 'Worst Idea Ever's.

April 29 2008 at 3:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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