Japanese game show Hole in the Wall is rumoured to have been picked up by the Nine Network for an Australian version.
If this clip is anything to go by, I certainly hope not.
Two teams of three compete against each other to make their bodies fit into a ‘hole in the wall.’ Contestants must strike the correct pose and fit through a hole as it speeds towards them. The losers get pushed into a pool full of water. Man O Man anyone?
Owned by FremantleMedia, CEO Tony Cohen said “It’s not one of our brainier formats, although we do brainy very well. But I’ve yet to show it to a room where people haven’t instantly started laughing.” It has managed to pull in over one million hits via YouTube.
While it isn’t likely to be hailed as a prime time salvation, even as afternoon TV (against Deal?) it looks about as enticing as TEN’s infamous Family Double Dare. Cue that pink custard!
The clip is about 6 mins long. It takes about one to get it.
The idea was also used as a game show round during Friday Night Live in Big Brother, which is arguably about the sum total of its worth. Right?