Sure, it may not even be scheduled to air yet, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t set a TiVo reminder to record HEAD RUSH on Cartoon Network when it airs later this year (along with the rest of the new Cartoon Network shows planned for 2009, which – oddly enough – aren’t all cartoons).
What’s HEAD RUSH?
Only the coolest game show idea to come along in a long, long time:
“Kids participate as game show contestants playing for cash while riding thrill-inducing amusement park rides.”
So imagine that you’re strapped into your favorite rollercoaster (like Incredible Hulk at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or The Beast at King’s Island), all wired up for sound. You’re clickity-clacking all the way to the top of the first hill, and as you pass over the crest, the game timer starts.
You struggle to hear the questions as the wind flies in your face at 50 or 60 miles per hour (or more), and try to answer them as quickly as possible while not screaming as you hit that double-helix loop with a heartline twist.
The show synopsis sounds like they’ll be doing more than just coaster challenges. Maybe they’ll start out small, like blindfolded bumper car trivia, with the coaster challenge being for the grand prize.
Yeah, it’s going to be a good show. Cash Cab is the same premise of answering trivia questions before the ride is over, but driving through New York is not nearly as thrilling a ride as the Thunderbolt at Kennywood.
Of course, the next TV programming challenge will be to figure out some other activity that could be done at the same time as answering trivia questions, and make a show about that.