Monday, November 17, 2014

Video links: Game show ballbusting - USA

Don't you just love the graphic in the caption?

Getting hit in the junk on national TV is not humiliating enough
- better add a caption to complete the humiliation...

Ballbusting seems to be a worldwide trend in game shows: We've taken a look at the Brazilian and Dutch approach to the timeless entertainment trope of hitting guys in the twig and berries. Wonderful inventions like the Chinko machine make it very easy for television producers to inflict testicular agony and continue to bring joy and laughter to our homes.

Now it's time to focus on the motherland of game shows: The United States of America. North American TV producers are in no way less imaginative than their counterparts in Europe, South America or Asia. In the US, MTV is the uncontested front-runner when it comes to ruining guys' chances of fathering children: After concentrating their testicle destroying efforts on nutball champion and professional cup tester Johnny Knoxville for a while, they expanded to include Steve-o's balls (who continued to make a living out of getting kicked in the nuts and kicking other people) before turning sackwhacking into a science.

Since the amount of testicles that you find in the Jackass crew is limited (and most of those are probably pretty much useless after a while) MTV had to find other people to hit in the balls.

That's why they invented Silent Libary. Well, they imported it from Asia, to be exact. The concept is simple: A group of people (most often guys) compete for a cash prize. All they have to do is to remain silent while enduring all kinds of painful, digusting or weird challenges. Is there a greater challenge than staying silent while you are whacked in the nuts? Or while you are watching your friend get whacked in the nuts? Of course there isn't. That's why almost every single episode (especially in Seasons 3 and 4) includes at least one hit in the goolies.

Let's take a look at some of the challenges:

Wheel of Pain:

Pocket Balls:

Groin punishment:

Groin Punishment with a different guy:

Captain Wheel (with celebrity guest stars Forever The Sickest Kids):

Small Putt (from the same episode; special bonus: the nut taps the guys exchange afterwards):

Shuffleboard Pain:

Skee Balls:

Groin Saw:

Groin Saw 2:

Groin Workout:

Groin Workout 2:

Groin Jackpot:

Paddle Groin:

Sausage to Sausage:

Hitted Show (special bonus: friendly nut tap to a friend afterwards):

Ballerina Surprise:

Ballerina Surprise 2:

Money Trouble:

Turtle Low Blow:

I bet you could spend hours watching Silent Library - but let's move on and take a look at SpikeTV's Fresh Baked Videogames. The producers thought it would be fun to let guys take a nutshot to receive a free video game. The host very kindly lets the contestant choose a method and a form of protection.

In this case, the guy chose a cheerleader to kick him while he's "protected" by a pair of grapefruits...

Here's the cheerleader again. This time the guy chose a coconut cake for "protection":

And the following clip shows a female soccer player kicking a guy whose "protection" consists of a whoopie cushion...

And last but not least, there's MTV's I Bet You Will where crazy spring breakers do crazy things while the audience gets crazy.

This little gem is called "Grape Nuts". Two guys fire grapes at a guy's balls with slingshots. If they hit him in the target area, they get money. And the guy who presents the targets? Well, he gets money, too.

What I love most about the following clip is how much fun everybody seems to have. The audience makes fun of the guy in the thong and cheers for the guys who hurl the grapes at him. After a couple of misses, the host decides to move the shooters closer to the target so it's easier for them to score a nutshot. And to add insult to injury, the producers add humiliating captures like "Small target", "Sack attack" or "Right in the sack" to the screen. That's how responsible producers treat their contestants on a game show! ;-)

Watch for yourselves:

There was another skit on the show, called Balls to the Wall. If I remember it correctly they did it twice in different shows. In Balls to the Wall, a guy in a football uniform is blindfolded and his friends line up to hurl footballs at his crotch. Unfortunately I can't find the clips on the web. All I got is this screen shot from one of the skits:

Those two clips are absolutely amazing - especially the one pictured above. The competitive aspect of the game is crazy hot: Like in the Grape Nuts clip, the guys really, really want to hit him in the balls, and they get frustrated and almost angry when they miss.

If anybody knows where to find these two clips please let me know and I'll add them to this post.

The same goes for additional clips from Silent Library or Freshbaked Video Games or any other game shows from US TV or anywhere around the world: If you have any information that could lead to the capture of a pair of balls please let me know in the comments section or by sending me an email (!

That's it for today. I hope you liked the clips...

We'll return with more ballbusting clips from TV game shows around the world! :-))


Carter said...

Man now I really wanna see the football guy get it in the cojones.

Alex said...

I know, I know! I just couldn't find it anywhere...

Anonymous said...

Where are the first two images from? The one with the "right in the sack" and "small target" captions

Alex said...

Thanks for your comment! The screenshot is from the "Grape nuts" segment of "I bet you will". :-))

It's still available on youtube: