Hurl! (partially found G4 game show; 2008)
Hurl! is a partially found game show that aired on G4 (a technology and gaming television channel), from July 16th, 2008, to September 19th, 2008, at 9 pm ET airing usually on Sunday besides the first episode that aired on a Tuesday. During the show's life, only airing 11 episodes with each episode lasting 20 minutes apiece.
The concept of Hurl! was to compete in an eating competition eating oversized portions of food in a short amount of time, then having to ride carnival rides such as a tilt-a-whirl, or a roller coaster without puking, all to win $1000. Contestants use tactics such as fake puking to make their opponent puke. And belches to help then not puke.G4, during this time, was transitioning less from gaming and more into general content, along with its technology and gaming content. This game show was the 2nd game show airing on G4 at the time, along with Ninja Warrior which was a subtitled version of Sasuke. Many News outlets such as Ryan Berenz from Channel Guide magazine reviewed all of the episodes when they were released; this being the only way of knowing what the episodes were about and who competed in the episodes. The show itself is censored with animated buckets covering up the puke, but uncensored versions were aired later than the first airings. Out of the eleven episodes, only one episode is available and was uploaded on to YouTube in 2017. The only other clips available are promos, behind the scenes footage, and a clip of failures. In a quote from The Washington Post, they said
Hurl!, in other words, is for people who found Fear Factor much too nuanced and intellectually complex."
|#||Episode Title||Air Date||Status|
|1||Balls of Hurl||July 15th, 2008||Lost|
|2||Flamethrowupper||July 20th, 2008||Lost|
|3||NASA NAuSeA||July 27th, 2008||Lost|
|4||Octopuke||Aug 3rd, 2008||Lost|
|5||Ring of Hurl||Aug 10th, 2008||Lost|
|6||Merry-Go-Retch||Aug 21, 2008||Lost|
|7||Dog And Pony Show||Aug 24th, 2008||Lost|
|8||That's Bull||Sept 1st, 2008||Lost|
|9||Hurlpool||Sept 7th, 2008||Found|
|10||Tempest in a Teacup||Sept 14th, 2008||Lost|
|11||Sumo Arigato||Sept 14th, 2008||Lost|
- Hurl! Ad
- Behind the scenes promo for the show.
- "intense Training" Ad.
- Clips from the show showing contestants failing and puking.
- An archived version of the website exists with a flash game
- LA Weekly Article Covering The Show.
- Articles from channel guide Covering all episodes.
- Cast and Crew
- IMDB Episode List.
- TV Guide Episode names.
- Washington Post Article talking about the show.
- the entry for Hurl! on the 37 most appalling TV shows ever.
- ABC Article on Reality Shows in General.
- Entry on Complex's list of 8 Food Game Shows You (Probably) Forgot About.