Children Of The ’80’s: Dust Off Your Tennis Ball Cannons

…’Cause American Gladiators is coming back to T.V..
I wonder if they’ll bring back the gladiators’ character names — Nitro, etc. — or whether we’re in for something a little bit different.
In any event: w00t!


I have seen the old AG on TV recently and cringe at the sets that these people performed on. It was like a junkyard with Nerf missiles hidden all over the place. Had to be one cheap production. That and everyone was in unitards so you could tell the temperature in every scene.

I remember one course where the object was to shoot a target with a nerf missile while the Gladiators fired the tennis ball cannon. In the first season, the course did look like a junkyard. I loved it and never quite forgave the show for switching over to the “futuristic” gray blocks.