Saturday, May 26, 2007

Mega Match!

More often than not, Rob and I are feeling lazy on Saturdays. We wake up late and even then we want to veg out for a few hours before starting our day. Thankfully, the game show Mega Match is on every Saturday morning at 11am, and wow is it awesome. I think it's on the Telefutura channel. I actually first saw it in Mexico when I was vacationing in Cancun with my mom in 2002 and had regularly described it to Rob ever since as one of the most awesome things I'd ever seen. Recently, Rob heard someone else talking about it, who mentioned that it's aired on Saturday mornings. I was thrilled, to say the least! It's in Spanish, so while Rob understands a decent amount of what the announcers are saying, I'm mostly at a loss.

You really don't need to understand the language to be entertained, though. It's a bit like that old kids' show Double Dare, except it's all about the stunts and it's college students or (I think) families competing. (But there might be different versions, as the one in Mexico had a different final round than the one we watch here.) No matter because every show has made us laugh so hard we cry. The stunts are simplistic but brilliantly comical. I'd try to describe some of them but I'd do them no justice. In words, they sound horribly lame. So just trust me, and if you're ever bored at 11am on Saturday morning, turn on Mega Match. I promise you will love it. I think the show started in Venezuela, which only increases my affection for the country that produced the greatest defensive shortstop ever to play in Major League ball.

4 comments:

Imwolfe2jr said...
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Imwolfe2jr said...

oops, i didn't finish that first sentence. (i meant to say that you could upload onto youtube) (i apologize for that.)

Anonymous said...

by any chance do you happen to have any full bonus rounds from mega match that you could upload onto youtube or another site? (preferably 1 with a car win?) (i've been looking for a car win from this show for a while now.

imwolfe2jr said...

never mind, i found 1 on youtube, and it turns out that a player was not done after they got the car, there was still 1 more prize, but it's basically impossible to win. (it's 10 million venezuelan bolivares for the player's school.) and there is a safe. to get it, they have to enter the correct 4 digit combination. if they open it, THEN they've won everything.)