The original, not the revamped version from a few years ago. The first season was totally cheesy, but it got progressively better as the years went on. Those buff male Gladiators made me realize I was gay, and I'd never miss an episode. My favorite Gladiator was that hottie Turbo.
I hope they release the entire original show to DVD.
Same here, OP. I was obsessed with Turbo!
Not gay, but my girlfriend drolled over "Laser" at an auto show I took her to.
I wanted to go on there as Beer Belly, since I was fat but still exercised a lot and could fight.
Me too, R2. So much so that I'd hit record on my VCR whenever he was on. He was so gorgeous, and had a bod to die for. He was HUGE his first year on the show, and got progressively smaller as the show went on (I presume he gradually tapered off the steroids). I remember being mortified when he injured his leg during an game. It was painful to even watch it.
There were rumors about him being gay, but I think that's all they were. He's a high school girls' basketball coach nowadays.
Nitro's (Dan Clark's) autobio was really good. He talks about years of steroid abuse, wild sexcapades, his time on AG, and even almost going to bed with a tranny before when he played football on an Italian league.
I remember when Turbo got sidelined because of his leg, they brought on semi-lookalike Tower, who was much taller and bigger than Turbo, but had that smae "look". When Turbo came back, they kept Tower, and they were known as the T and T twins.
R9, I could have sword in was Lazer... so who am I thinking of?
Hot guy, in an interview was asked about his earring, and he just responded that he was gay, and they moved on. It was never a scandal. But I remember it clearly.
Dunno what's up with my typing... "I could have SWORN IT was Laser."
DOA was gay for pay. He did a couple of bottoming scences for Catalina back in the prehistoric early 90's as Tood Marshallbefor he became a roid monster. I believe his bottom scence was in Behind The Barn Door.
[quote] Hot guy, in an interview was asked about his earring, and he just responded that he was gay, and they moved on. It was never a scandal. But I remember it clearly.
No! Sorry but you don't remember it clearly.
This was an urban myth that came to life during the original run of AG, and it was focused on Turbo. There were a lot of gay rumors about him, supposedly based on this interview and the fact that he wore an earring.
I saw the interview myself. At one point the interviewer would start sentences, and Turbo would complete them. The earring subject went something like:
Interviewer: "I wear an earring because...."
And the myth was that Turbo responded with "...I'm gay."
In reality, what he said was "...I can."
That's it. The rest is folklore.
Correct, R15, and the interviewer was supposedly Michael Musto of The Village Voice. That earring just made Turbo even sexier. YUM.