MXC: Most Extreme Elimination Challenge

2003 TV-14 5 seasons

MXC: Most Extreme Elimination Challenge

2003 TV-14 5 seasons
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Spike TV concocts hilarious comedy by blending re-edited footage from the Japanese game show "Takeshi's Castle" with outrageous commentary from comedians Kenny Blankenship and Vic Romano, who ridicule the contestants striving to win the dough. The unusual challenges include the Rotating Surfboard of Death and the Downhill Giant Rice Bowl Slalom, which confront teams such as Inventors vs. Ex-Child Actors and Wedding Industry vs. Trucking Industry.
Victor Wilson, Christopher Darga, John Cervenka, Mary Scheer
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5

Summary of Season 1 (2003) - 2 discs

This English-dubbed Japanese reality program became the No. 1 rated show on the unapologetic Spike TV network targeted at young men. Its silly obstacle courses (Downhill Giant Rice Bowl Slalom) and humiliating challenges (Skipping Stones, where contestants have to step on the right stones to cross the pond or else fall in) will cause you to wince in vicarious pain. Comedic narrators Kenny Blankenship and Vic Romano add their often crass commentary.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that although at first glance this show might appear to be a typical (if goofy) reality competition series, it's really an elaborate spoof of over-the-top Japanese game shows. All of the dialogue has been newly dubbed for the English series, and all of the characters (including the hosts) are fictional. Each episode has a "plot" of sorts in which two diametrically opposed teams duke it out for the championship, but, really, the series' main attraction is watching people compete in strange physical challenges and obstacle courses that usually result in them getting beaten up like human pinatas. It's exactly the kind of humor teen boys love, though parents may not get the appeal.

Sexual Content

Mild sexual innuendo.


Some players sustain cuts and scrapes during their challenges; others take what look to be really nasty falls. It's all played for laughs, but it's hard not to wince sometimes. The competitors all wear safety gear.


"For god's sake" is as bad as it gets.

Social Behavior

Contestants' (often painful) mistakes are played for laughs. The show gleefully skewers its contestants, assigning them to often-stereotypical groups and mocking their body language and behavior -- though all of the dialogue is dubbed, so none of the actual people shown are being mocked directly. Some Asian stereotyping -- though, again, it's all meant to be funny (and is really pretty tame, all things considered).


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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