Guest Post: The Biggest Loser – Episode 2 – The Special 14 Are Selected
Brain Dead Dave has come to the rescue again on The Biggest Loser recap. A big thanks:
Episode 2 of The Biggest Loser opens with some stunning sunrise/sunset footage of the Grampians. It could have been photoshopped ,Googled though having been there, it’s a spectacular area.
Summer Day Valley sounds nice. The 14 Losers ~ now known as “champions”~ are being herded there by Commando and Shannan for the first boot camp challenge. It’s a fifty metre cliff jump on a flying fox, made by an international design company of such amazing awesomeness that nothing could possibly go wrong here,the trainers assure us.
Supermarket Cam is the first to volunteer,after revealing he’s been scared of heights since falling two and half storeys “just mucking around,mate” some time ago. He probably doesn’t want the family,town and national audience what skylarking he got up to. He controls the supply of doughnuts ,buns, potato chips and soft drinks in Ararat,so he’s got a big reputation to uphold.He’s “doing it for the kids,mate” is his mantra.
Mary’s next.Her hobbies are knitting,crocheting and scrapbooking.Real handy for a fifty metre cliff jump.
The mega awesome company who designed the flying fox I think made some miscalculation in allowing for Mary’s 181.5 kgs because and there’s no way to sugar coat this ~ her arse slammed into the edge of the cliff face on her take off and just like the Titanic collision with an iceberg,something had to give and a huge piece of lycra was torn from Mary’s leggings.
The valley echoes to Mary’s cries of triumph and howls of embarrassment.$hine have spared the close ups and pixellation. It’s gold for them.Shannan is laughing at proceedings. How quickly Summer Day Valley became Bummer Day Valley. In the twinkling of an eye, a flying fox becomes a flying ****`up.
Off to the Town Hall for Family and Friends. The place is packed , which speaks volumes for the resilience and tolerance of Ararat’s citizens, considering they were sledged,judged and pigeon holed at the previous Biggest Loser function as a town of lazy,take-away loving drunks.
The champions are paranoid about getting weighed,for fear of spouse,family “the town”etc finding out. They’re given stripped down grey appareil to expose as much as possible and the inspirating “Chariots of Fire” style music is rolled out.Shannan gives a lecture on the value of courage while Commando hisses through gritted teeth that the champions “can no longer hide from the truth”
Read’em and weep ,gice.Sob story time.
Katrina 45 ~ 131.1 kg
Caitlin 17 ~ 134.4 kg
Matt~ 122.8 kg
Shazza ~ 109.3 kg
Shannon~ 97.2 kg
Toni~ 124.2 kg
Kerry (Toni’s husband) ~141.6 kg
Supermarket Cam 32~ 146kg
Craig 34 ~ 183.4 kg
Mary 48 ~ 181.5kg
Kids, broken engagements, family illnesses,not enough”me” time. We’ve seen and heard it all before.
Sensitive,caring Shannan calls the more mature females “hon”.I’d end up with a knee in the balls if I tried that around here.
Commando breaks the news that Mary is the heaviest female competitor in Biggest Loser history. $hine don’t hold back with the “Jaws music”here.
Mary’s speech is what it is and she gets a standing ovation. It’s hard not to like her. There’s something about Mary. She’ll be a big hit….but I fear she’ll be injured.
As a viewer , the heartstrings get an awful workout on family and friends night. Last year’s cystic fibrosis story had tears rolling down my cheeks. It does tend to hook one into the show and $hine mean every second of what they show toward that end. At such times ,my brainstrings are often pulled to the countless thousands of children in this country who through no fault of their own, don’t get enough to eat.
Opera House. Double Elimination. Hayley’s got more torture in store.
“You’re not here to see the sights” barks Commando.
The teasers are screaming Massive Challenges, Massive Blow Ups (with steam coming out of Shannan’s ears) and we’re all dying to know where Michelle Bridges is with her “Massive Secret”
The Biggest Loser~ 6.30pm Sunday on Ten.It’ll be massive.