TV Broadcast of the Obstacle Course Show

Posted by Adrian on September 12, 2010 under Bonus Videos | 7 Comments to Read

On Tuesday night (September 7) of last week we invited some friends to Albert’s apartment and gathered round his television. At 7.30pm the familiar sight of Hunan TV’s obstacle course show started and within 5 minutes of watching, there we were, standing on the stage, being interviewed in Chinese and singing a song to the hosts! It was a surreal experience to say the least, watching ourselves on the screen with the knowledge that at that moment people all over China were watching us too! (We’ve already had people come up to us saying they saw us on TV the other night.)

Our interview was edited down from 2 minutes to about 20 seconds (they’d cut us down to allow more time for the next contestant who drank a whole bottle of beer through his nose!) and we soon found that the host had got a bit confused about our trip:

“And now we would like to introduce two foreign teachers from Guangdong Peizheng College” announced the male host in Chinese. “They are Albert and Adrian. Without spending any money, these two teachers have gone from Urumqi to Guangdong!” (We think he got confused about the hitchhiking challenge we had just told him about.) And just to make sure everyone misunderstood, a large Chinese subtitle flashed across the screen, “Not spending any money, from Urumqi to Guangdong”!

Adrian rolled the dice, aiming as all the contestants do, to get a “3”. This would mean that if we got past the turntables, we would win a prize! It was then time to tackle the course. By clicking on the link below you’ll see how we did.

(Our interview starts at 4:29 but we appear at various times during the show’s intro segment.)

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Adrian’s only excuse is that it’s a lot harder than it looks on TV, at least that’s his story and he’s sticking to it! “Be careful! Stand up quickly!” the female host shouted as he fell before he even reached the first hurdle! “Oh! He should have done better than that! He’s so tall!” the other host said in disbelief!

In contrast, as Albert tackled the course, the host can be heard saying, “Albert, you’ve got the prize! We can give him the water heater! Can he upgrade the prize? Oh, he fell! He had the disinfection cabinet for a moment and now he has to give it back!”

Hope you enjoy the show as much as we did!

(There’s a full transcript of everything that was said in Chinese as well as the Chinese subtitles that periodically flashed up on the screen coming soon.)

7 Comments on “TV Broadcast of the Obstacle Course Show”

  • Gary said,

    Congratulations American-Chinese TV Star !!

    Sep 13, 2010

  • Marie said,

    Haha! This is amazing. The contrast in intros between you two standing respectfully holding a huge map of China to the dude drinking beer through his nose while dancing is hilarious.

    Sep 13, 2010

  • Kat said,

    Actually, I thought it looked damn hard! Great fun> Obviously you guys were a hard act to follow because the best they could do was a guy swinging a jump rope through his nose!!

    Sep 13, 2010

  • Louise said,

    Wow! You guys did great! I was cheering you on while watching!

    Sep 13, 2010

  • Kellie said,

    haha! so fun. I will make sure to pass the link to people at our high school reunion! I am sure that they will appreciate it!

    Sep 15, 2010

  • Jessica said,

    Well done! Now you’ve just gotta see if you can get a spot on “非成无扰”.;)

    Sep 21, 2010

  • Laowai Chinese 老外中文 » Blog Archive » Stuff You Might Be Hearing: On the Bus said,

    […] to get a better recording in the future (although this one is from Changsha when we were doing our ridiculous challenge 14 and I don’t know when I’ll be back there again). If anyone else has an audio recording […]

    Oct 7, 2010

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