I’m James Faraci The Last Of The Americans and the views that I’m about to express are that of my own and some of yours. If my attire and my intro hasn’t it made it clear, I enjoyed the series “American Gladiators”. (Cut to clips of the original “American Gladiators” series and original “American Gladiators” theme song is playing as James does a voiceover)
American Gladiators was a game show that ran for several seasons with Mike Adamle and a few different co-hosts including Joe Theismann, Todd Christensen, Lisa Malosky, even former American Gladiator Dan “Nitro” Clark. But the longest partnership and the one pairing that was the longest and the one that worked the best in my mind was the one with former Miami Dolphin Larry Csonka. The series was a competition tournament featuring male and female Weekend Warriors taking on larger than life muscle men and women with names like “Gemini”, “Lace”, “Zap”, “Blaze”, “Turbo”, “Tower”, “Laser”, “Gold”, “Sabre” & “Diamond” just to name a few of the Gladiators in grueling challenges and the best of the winners and the few of highest scoring competitors in the losing bracket were brought back in a tournament to see who would be “American Gladiators” Champion. However by the mid 1990’s people’s tastes in Weekend Warrior competition was changing and the series was starting to suffer from the effects of trying to keep up with the times and by 1996 the series was on it’s last legs but the people in charge of the show thought of a way to revive interest. (Cut to James physically)
And that was to make a spin off for the kiddies, which featured The Gladiators in more of a coaching position and educational capacity and putting a ton more educational material as well as modifying the courses from the parent show. (James looks around) Wait… whut?