The best from the bunker. The team attempt a record involving ping pong balls and lots of shaving foam.
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# Officially, officially, officially amazing! #
Welcome to Officially Amazing, The Best Of The Bunker.
Coming up... The Moffat brothers return
for their most spectacular record attempt yet...
..but first, our second team event of the series, in...
..and things are about to get serious,
with today's challenge...
-This is a very serious team event.
One team-mate will have their head sternly slathered in shaving foam,
before sombrely attempting to catch ping-pong balls in the lather.
Let's get the no-nonsense rules to this weighty challenge.
Only one 250ml can of shaving foam
may be squirted onto the head.
Participants must stand two metres apart.
Only one table tennis ball
may be thrown at a time.
And, to count,
the balls must remain in foam for five seconds
once the time is up.
And the target for the new record
is 15 table tennis balls caught in 30 seconds.
Now, a serious challenge requires serious attire, so, as the catcher,
I'm resplendently bedecked in competitive cape and swimming cap.
Steve applies the shaving foam.
Was that the cream, Steve, or was that you?
He'll be aiming ping-pong balls at my head
once he is happy with the creamy coverage.
Steve steps back to admire his work, and glory beckons.
-Three, two, one, go!
Amazing ping-pong placement from the Sizz.
That's six in a row!
Yes, just look at Steve's beautifully gentle lobs
onto my creamy coiffure...
..but his excellent early work may come at a cost.
There's less space to aim for,
and some balls are hitting other balls
already lodged in my foamy crown.
Some could even be knocked off.
Watch this one hold on for dear life.
Will it cling on to your frothy fringe?
Steve opens up a fresh patch of cream,
and gets a view of my noble profile.
Oh, another ball-on-ball misfire!
That's time. Now they must stay stuck for five seconds.
Team Japan are next.
Cheeky's catching, so Cherry's throwing.
And while the great man carefully builds his landing zone...
Behold! The quiff has emerged from its foamy cage unscathed.
Cherry has loaded his ping-pong balls
into his personalised popcorn pot -
and look, Cheeky's feet are behind the line,
but her head is bent over it,
to lessen the distance of two metres.
Very smart, and totally legal, Ben.
Wish I'd thought of that.
Look how Cherry is keeping the pot close,
so he can throw with real speed.
Yes, maybe too fast -
an early ball-to-ball collision, there.
CHEEKY SPEAKS JAPANESE
Listen to how he instructs Cheeky to tilt her head
to reveal untouched foam.
Oh, but he's smashed another sphere to the floor.
Wait, was that a double throw?
It was. Two balls slipped from Cherry's grasp -
one lodged in the splodge, but it won't count.
-Cherry just hit the same ball three times in a row.
His aim is almost too accurate.
Ooh, I think that last one was just too late -
but that's the five seconds.
Team USA, step forward.
Ray's catching, and Al's piling it high, here,
for a really cushioned landing.
Stick a flake in that and it would look delicious. Mm!
-A fast start, here.
-And they're landing nicely.
Apparently, Ray's the catcher because of his agility -
but he's not moving much, is he?
With aim this good, he doesn't need to.
Apart from that time...
..and also that time.
-Right on the nose!
-Ray, face me.
Yeah, there you go.
-Face the other way.
Can they all stick for five seconds?
Did any of these sudsy skulls snare at least 15 ping-pong balls
for a new record?
Official adjudicator Shantha,
do we have a world record?
In third place, with 11...
..is Team USA...
Even they were just four off the target.
..and in first place, with a total of 16...
..is Team UK.
Not only our second team event triumph of the series,
but our first Guinness World Records title together, too.
They scored four more than Team Japan,
meaning just a quarter of the bunker predicted correctly.
And, with just three shows left,
perennial champ Mr Cherry
must be feeling the sizzling heat,
because Steve is hot on his heels.
Our legends will be back in a short while,
right after we welcome back some more record-breaking royalty.
Yes, Officially Amazing's most prolific poachers
of world records...
..return for a ninth appearance on the show.
And, so far, they have yet to suffer the bitter taste of failure.
Eight records tried, eight records smashed.
But today, these daredevil drivers will be taken to the limit,
as they attempt the record for...
So, not only will Alastair be driving on two wheels,
John will be performing doughnuts - that's skidding in full circles -
around him as he moves.
It's going to be demanding, dazzling
and - well, this is the Moffats - very dangerous.
Which is why we have a medic and a firefighter on standby.
While the brothers get ready, here are the rules.
The attempt must take place on a dry surface of asphalt or concrete.
Both cars must be constantly moving throughout the attempt.
John's in a circular motion going round Alastair's Mini on two wheels.
And the record to beat is ten doughnuts in one minute.
Here they go.
OK, Alastair is on two wheels.
Time will start when John, in the blue car,
begins his first doughnut...
..and there is the first one.
Absolutely superb skills from both Moffats.
There is almost no room for error.
But this is great driving -
another doughnut done.
Alastair has to keep it slow and steady.
Oh, he did wobble - but still, John circles him beautifully.
John must complete each doughnut
in less than five and a half seconds to reach the target of 11.
Doing really well!
That's halfway, and the boys have managed six doughnuts in 30 seconds.
With just five more needed, that record is in touching distance.
Can they keep their nerve, their speed and their precision?
Come on, John!
Watch as John locks the front wheels
and spins the back ones
to power him through that circle.
This is a breathtaking balancing act from Alastair.
But can he remain on two wheels for the full minute?
This is going to be very close!
Ooh, and speaking of close, how close was that?!
John almost nicked Alastair's back bumper.
That was just millimetres from a major Mini mess!
Ooh! Such tight angles!
Can they squeeze in one more?
And that's time.
-No idea how many, but it looks really good!
That was incredible!
What a stunning spectacle of stunt driving.
The boys seem in great spirits,
but did they complete more than ten doughnuts?
Over to official adjudicator Mark.
On that attempt, you achieved...
..12, which is a brand-new world record!
They broke the record by two doughnuts!
That's nigh-on miraculous, even for the mind-blowing Moffats!
That's nine records in six series.
Surely the perfect ten can't be far away!
And speaking of perfection, meet one of our top predictors
in the bunker today, Tilly.
For our final record...
..who's she going to lock in the gunge tank of doom?
Loving your work, Tilly.
Ray and Cherry then commence some serious tandem tooting...
Three, two, one, start!
..but do they manage the 75 toots needed to break the record?
Today, you managed...
Well, you know what that means.
Yes - glorious, gungy scenes.
See you next time.
Things get serious as our Officially Competitive legends attempt a record involving ping pong balls and lots of shaving foam. Also, the magnificent Moffatt Brothers return to face their most difficult and dangerous record attempt yet - and who will end up in the Gunge Tank of Doom?