Richard Dawson returned to the Family Feud after a nine year absence for a special week of charity shows. In this full episode the American Gladiator men (Saber, Nitro, Laser, and Hawk) are playing against the American Gladiator women (Sky, Ice, Zap (mad sexy), and Panther):
Here’s links to clips from the second season of Ellen, Ellen Degeneres’ 1994-1998 sitcom, that features her character appearing on American Gladiators. Ellen dates Nitro after trying out for the show in this episode. Appearances by Hawk, Nitro and Ice. Here’s a longer synopsis:
Ellen tags along with Adam when he goes to try out for “American Gladiators”, but the only way she can get into the arena is if she tries out. So she does. Unfortunately for Adam’s dreams, Ellen makes the cut and he doesn’t. As they are leaving, Ellen is approached by Nitro, who proceeds to ask Ellen on a date. She says “yes”, even though Nitro isn’t really her type.
After they go out a couple of times, he dumps Ellen, claiming there was no chemistry. When Ellen arrives for her competition, Ice (Nitro’s female equivalent) makes fun of Ellen because Nitro dumped her and because Ellen is a scrawny little thing. This taunting makes Ellen angry, and when the two women square off in the pugil-stick competition, Ellen lets Ice have it.
Open casting calls for American Gladiators to take place in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Miami and Dallis starting Saturday, September 8 according to an NBC press release from September 6, 2007:
NBC is bringing back the classic competition series “American Gladiators” and will be auditioning both contenders and gladiators for the upcoming season beginning Saturday, Sept. 8 in Los Angeles before moving onto four additional cities around the U.S including New York, Chicago, Miami and Dallas.
The show’s contenders are “weekend warriors” who have excelled and take pride in their level of fitness and want to test their physical ability in the Gladiator Arena. The “gladiators” are a charismatic and eclectic group of warriors who are ready to take down our everyday challengers with hard knocks and explosive attitudes.
As in the traditional “American Gladiators” franchise, the everyday athletes compete against the professionals in physically challenging contests. Classic events such as the joust, The Wall, Hang Tough and the Eliminator will be played in front of an arena filled with thousands of rabid spectators.
Open castings will be held at the following locations:
- LOS ANGELES, CA Saturday, September 8
360 Hampton Drive
Venice, CA 90291
- BROOKLYN, NY Saturday, September 15
PAERDEGAT ATHLETIC CLUB
1510 Paerdegat Ave. N
Brooklyn, NY 11236
- CHICAGO, IL Sunday, September 16
Windy City Fieldhouse
2367 W. Logan Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647
- MIAMI, FL Saturday, September 22
The Ice Palace Film Studios
1400 North Miami Ave
Miami, Florida 33136
- DALLAS, TX Saturday, September 22
2500 E. Mayfield Rd.
Arlington, TX 76014
All contestants must come dressed in workout attire and appropriate footwear to be considered. They will be tested on physical ability in areas such as strength, speed, balance and agility. We recommend bringing a workout towel and water with you to the audition. All contestants must be at least 18 years of age and a legal US resident.
- Please bring a non-returnable photo of yourself along with a completed application to the open call.
- Open Call Lines will begin forming 2 hours before the start time. Please do not line up prior to that.
- Time is limited and there is no guarantee that everyone will be seen-so please arrive early.
Viewers unable to attend the casting call but still want to be considered can log onto www.nbc.com/casting, and click “American Gladiators” to apply.