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'Wipeout'

Will Americans fall for Japanese-style game shows?

By Joanna Weiss
Globe Staff / June 24, 2008

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Apparently, Americans have at least one major quality in common with the Japanese: a willingness to fall down dramatically on camera, preferably into muddy water. When the creators of "Fear Factor" started casting "Wipeout" - a new slapstick contest with a clear kinship to Tokyo game show fare - they had no trouble attracting contestants. Ditto the producers of "I ... (Full article: 852 words)

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