The most simple things in life are often the best, such as injuring yourself on an obstacle course and have your accident covered up by wacky sound effects.
This is where Wipeout Australia comes into play.
Adapted from the highly popular U.S. format (which ran for seven seasons overall), Commentators Josh Lawson and James Brayshaw (replacing U.S. counterparts John Anderson and John Henson) would describe the activities and attitude of the contestants with a humourous twist, and supported by on-ground talent Kelly Landry (replacing U.S. counterpart Jill Wagner).
Filmed in 2008 (broadcast in 2009) on the international set located in Buenos Aires, the concept was simple – get through the obstacle course running – or jogging or walking – survive objects and projectiles thrown at you, and get to the end with the shortest amount of time. 20 people begin, and slowly get eliminated through various games. Once there is four contestants left, they enter the Wipeout Zone, the largest part of the course where you have to get the shortest amount of time to get to the red buzzer. The quickest – wins.
Screened on Channel 9, the Australian version lasted 9 episodes (8 x regular episodes + 1 best of).
You can view the entire series on TubiTV free, without subscription.