Spike to do MXC, the original, not the ripoff, this weekend
- Spike TV is calling this holiday weekend, "MXC, The Original, Not the Ripoff, Weekend." On July 5th and 6th the network will be paying homage to Spike's original series ...
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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.