Last night’s “Stars in Danger: The High Dive” reminded me of another fantastic Fox offering from back in the day – “Man vs. Beast,” a program that pitted man vs. animal in various athletic challenges. The purpose? None. The entertainment value? Immeasurable!
I think they had a couple of shows in the series, but hands-down, the sprinter vs. giraffe in the original episode was the best event. Olympic sprinter Shawn Crawford first took on a giraffe. Disappointingly, there was a lot of quit in the giraffe which, at about the :07 mark, flirts with top speed only to throw in the towel, likely thinking to itself, “Yeah…I’m not dancin’ for you anymore.” But then Fox lowers the boom, introducing a zebra to the mix..and controversy erupts:
In your face, Crawford!