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.