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'Conquer Fort Boyard' oddly amusing trash-sports trash-sports trash-sports By Ray Richmond 1993 Los Angeles Dally News Suppose a group of hard bodies descended on Alcatraz to compete for cash and prizes in an event that finds them dodging not bullets but snarling tigers and hissing snakes. You now have some insight into ABC's "Conquer Fort Boyard," a very strange trash-sports trash-sports trash-sports competition competition airing at 8 p.m. tomorrow on Channel 9. It pits two overly sprightly teams of impossibly fit men and women in tests of physical prowess that range from the outra geous to the downright surreal: It's all set inside the walls of an abandoned abandoned prison fortress off the coast of France. Bizarre? You bet. But what's worse about this trash-sports trash-sports trash-sports extravaganza extravaganza is that everyone is so cloy-ingly cloy-ingly cloy-ingly upbeat. Even when they mess up, everyone hugs and does the high-five high-five high-five routine. It's the Up With People of sports spectacles. Chris Berman and Cathy Lee Crosby get into the spirit of it themselves, gushing gushing without letup every time the lead changes hands in such events as the wall climb, the bungee jump, the underwater underwater obstacle course and the snake encounter. Later, our heroes steal pots of gold from tiger cages. As strange as it is, "Conquer Fort Boyard" is also oddly entertaining in a B-movie B-movie B-movie sort of way. But I'll personally personally picket ABC if any sequels are planned. The "Conquer" broadcast fills the time slot originally scheduled to carry "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles." "Young Indy" will air at 7 tomorrow night.

Clipped from Arizona Daily Star19 Mar 1993, FriMain EditionsPage 51

Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona)19 Mar 1993, FriMain EditionsPage 51
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