Episode 6 Officially Amazing


Episode 6

Ben, Al and Haruka witness record attempts from around the world. An expert archer aims to destroy 38 water balloons with just one arrow.


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# Officially, officially, Officially Amazing! #

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Welcome to Officially Amazing,

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the show that goes above and beyond

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the call of duty to bring you

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the most marvellous of world records

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- a little bit like this!

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Here's what's coming up on today's show.

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Help! Mummy!

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Mummy!

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What kind of balloon-related madness

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is this man planning?

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And some fantastic, bombastic, elastic gymnastics.

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But first, prepare to enter the adrenellin-fuelled

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world of marathon cup stacking in...

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SCREAMS AND LAUGHTER

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Three modern-day gladiators are about to face-off again,

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in a battle to break world records of epic proportions

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that you can try too.

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They are...

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Magnificent Mr Cherry.

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Unbelievable US Ray.

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And Steve...

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This is...

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Go!

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Last time out, chopstick chief Cherry claimed a world record

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with some speedy bean eating.

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HE BREAKS WIND

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He and Sizzling Steve now have one record each for the series

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and are tied 2-2, just above US Ray.

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Heroic men, are you ready to create a historic wonder?

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-ALL:

-Yeah!

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Strap yourselves in and prepare to be amazed by the record for...

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And it's all Sizzler's fault.

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Yes, three years ago the Sizzler attempted this very record

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in his own kitchen.

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It was going beautifully until he, sort of, knocked it all over.

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Those cups have genuinely remained on top of his wardrobe

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ever since, ready for today.

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What will you be doing this time

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that's different from your previous failed attempt?

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I won't be knocking it over.

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-Yep. Go get them, tiger.

-Will do.

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I've never seen Sizzler more energised.

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Whatever, Ray's out to cancel Steve's "pharaoh-tale" ending.

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Sizzling Steve really wants to break this record.

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So how are you going to feel once you've broken Sizzling Steve's

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little heart once again?

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Not only will I feel like a million bucks,

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but I'll feel like number one US Ray.

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That's what's up -

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US Ray.

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Ray's confident as usual.

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But also, as usual, Cherry will probably beat him.

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What is the biggest danger for you with this record?

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-TRANSLATION:

-It's important to keep your eyes on the cups.

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One false move could spell disaster.

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So what will you do if the cups fall down?

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-TRANSLATION:

-Easy, I will recite the Samurai mantra.

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Keep calm, Cherry on.

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Who knew Samurai said that?

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And so to the rules...

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Cups can be any colour, with a maximum capacity of 0.3 litres,

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the pyramid, and this is crucial, must have a square base,

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rising to a single cup on top.

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Contestants have 30 minutes to

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build the pyramid

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and the record to beat is 650 cups.

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With all three legends competing at once,

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the official adjudicator has called for backup.

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Meet official adjudicators Sam and Rob.

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Three, two, one...

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Go!

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For years, human kind used cups to consume liquids,

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or do the Darth Vader voice.

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"Just like this."

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HEAVY BREATHING

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"Today..."

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Sorry! Today, that changes forever.

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These pyramids must still be standing five minutes after

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the half hour is up, so a sturdy construction is vital.

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And if our heroes have done their maths, they'll know that to beat

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the record of 650, the base will have to measure

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at least 13 x 13 cups.

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So, Steve, have you made a blue print for this pyramid, then?

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No speech, the mark of the man.

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SHE SPEAKS OWN LANGUAGE

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How's it going?

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THEY SPEAK OWN LANGUAGE

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He wants to go to the loo.

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Despite needing to go wee-wee,

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Cherry is completely focused on the task at hand.

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Magnificent scenes.

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Now, our eagle-eyed camera crew have spotted something.

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Steve has put 13 cups at the front

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but 14 down the side!

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That is not a square base! It's a possible disaster!

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Will Steve notice in time?

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Ray, would you say that this is conforming to the mental

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blueprint you had when you started, like, in your mind?

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-Yes, actually.

-Good, OK.

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But Ray isn't using a square base!

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Does he even know what a pyramid is?!

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What is he building?!

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Let's take a little look at how everyone is shaping up.

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So, first, we've got Ray, he's gone for the two pyramid punch.

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I believe that is not only unorthodox, but illegal.

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Here's my boy.

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Here's The Sizzler, doing what he does best,

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slow, tedious, painstaking work.

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And he's loving it and so are we.

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Let's go and see Mr Cherry.

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How's Mr Cherry finding it, do you think?

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He's sweating...

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Ten minutes left!

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Oh, and with only ten minutes left, is he going to build

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the pyramid required?

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At the moment it's looking quite blocky.

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I'm not sure it's going to go to the height that he requires.

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-OK, he's going to need to work fast.

-Yes.

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Meanwhile, Al is beginning to despair

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at Ray's confusing constructions.

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We're going with the two...

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The two pyramid approach?

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And then...

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It's more like a Valley of the Kings that one Great Pyramid, isn't it?

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I don't think I've ever seen Al break down.

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That's what cup stacking means!

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Hey, hey, let it out, big guy! Let it out, come on.

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HE MOUTHS

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Have a bit of heart, all right? Get the cameras away!

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Poor Al,

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the magnitude of this event is too much for him.

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And the competitors only have minutes left

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to complete their pyramids.

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Desperate scenes!

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One hand wobble now could bring the best-laid plans,

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or the worst-laid plans in Ray's case, crashing to the ground.

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Will Steve finish in time?

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Did you notice his base was the wrong shape?

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Stop! Challengers, step away from the pyramids.

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They must remain standing for five minutes.

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He's taking a long, hard look at the structure.

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He's counting...

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and realisation dawns, too many cups.

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Tragedy!

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So after 30 minutes, this is what we're left with,

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some cups, some more cups

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and an apology to all Americans.

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Has anyone done it?

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I don't know what to make of this, hopefully you do.

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Well, it is a pyramid but the rules require a square-based pyramid

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and this is a triangular-based pyramid.

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So it's disqualified.

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So, Ray's disqualified.

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Does The Sizzler face a similar fate?

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Well, the base of the pyramid is rectangular and not square

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and the pyramid is incomplete.

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So he is disqualified.

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It's a double "cup-tastrophe" and pure Sizzly misery.

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While the ancient pyramids were built as grand tombs

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for the pharaohs, all Steve built was a rectangular tomb

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for his shattered dreams.

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Two down, one to go. Has Cherry triumphed again?

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Well, Mr Cherry's pyramid has

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a square base but it is incomplete.

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So he is also disqualified.

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So, let's recap.

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Everyone was disqualified, sorry!

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It's worth noting that if someone had just done this...

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a competitive point would have been theirs.

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So the scores will stay the same because we have no winner.

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Let's move on, shall we?

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POPPING AND WHINING

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Look at all those balloons! It's party time in China!

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We're here to see a world record attempt for the...

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Luigi di Michele already holds this record, which stands at...

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But here they've optimistically hung...

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So if he destroys them all with just one shot,

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he'll shatter his own landmark, amazing.

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So 20 metres away from the first balloon,

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Luigi begins his final preparations.

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Yes, indeed.

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It's an age-old battle,

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sharp arrow versus easily poppable balloon.

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But which will come out on top?

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Lugi is now seeking to empty his mind,

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to reach a state of complete and utter stillness.

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A sneeze, a hiccup, or worst of all a break of wind,

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would spell catastrophe at this stage.

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AL BREAKS WIND

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Amazing, he didn't even flinch!

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Luckily we're in a soundproof booth.

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Yeah, with no windows...

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Wow! Unbelievable!

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What a shot!

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And speaking of good shots, look at these.

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The water keeps its balloon shape for just

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a split second before realising there's no balloon left.

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Incredible precision.

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He even hit the bull's-eye. A new world record!

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And what better way to celebrate than being

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paraded around by the tiny horses of glory?

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And now...

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CHEERING

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HE GROANS

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SHE LAUGHS

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Listen, if there was a record for the most enjoyable name to

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say in the world, this man would surely get it.

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In fact, is that a world record?

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No.

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Of, well, it should be.

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This is...

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Told you it was a great name.

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And his partner in acrobatic crime...

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Together they perform some jaw-dropping gymnastics

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using this terrifyingly tall structure.

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Although it's not really Korean and it's not really a cradle.

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Today, Massimiliano and Roisin are looking to swing home

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the world record for the...

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I'll let Massimiliano explain.

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Well, by swinging Roisin in-between my legs, I throw her up in the air,

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she will move in air to rotate with a somersault and I catch her again.

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-OK, and it's as easy as that!

-It's as easy as that.

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So you're carrying a bit of an injury, Roisin,

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what exactly happened?

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Well, we were building the cradle the other day

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and my hand got stuck between two pieces of metal.

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It swelled up and so instead of working with our hands,

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we're going to work with our feet.

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Is the way you're doing it now more difficult?

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-Much more.

-Yes!

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Oh, dear. Well, here are the rules -

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Roisin must perform a complete somersault in the air.

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Massimiliano must...

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..Roisin by her feet.

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And the target for a new world record

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is nine somersaults in one minute.

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This record is so physically demanding that they will have

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just one attempt.

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And it's so dangerous that Roisin will be attached to a harness.

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Massi, Roisin, are you ready?

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-BOTH:

-Yep.

-Excellent.

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-Well, then, Mark, it's over to you.

-OK, in your own time.

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Hup!

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Hey!

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Hup!

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Hey!

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First one good.

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Don't forget, Massi would normally catch Roisin by her hands,

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having to latch onto her feet makes this far trickier.

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Look at that height!

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Roisin is somersaulting over seven metres in the air!

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Hup!

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Hey!

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-30 seconds.

-Hup!

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The dynamic force Roisin generates roughly quadruples her weight

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to around 200 kilos.

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That's a massive mass that Massi mustn't miss!

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Hey! Hup!

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-How many more can they get?

-Hey!

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Just listen to the strain.

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HE GROANS

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Can they keep going?

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Oh, Roisin's fallen to the mat with 12 seconds

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still left on the clock.

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Her feet just slipped through Massi's fingers.

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Has the record slipped through their fingers, too?

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Mark, you watched that, I'm sure you'll agree it looked fantastic.

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-It did.

-Was there a record in there?

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Well, in order to set a record today

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you needed more than nine somersaults

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in the Korean Cradle in one minute.

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You went for 48 seconds

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and you achieved...

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14 somersaults!

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-That's a brand-new world record!

-Wow, they smashed the record

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and they didn't even need a full minute to do it!

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Gymnastic fantastic!

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Join us next time as we attempt more earth-shattering records like these.

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# Well, look at them go

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# Massimiliano And his brave partner Roisin

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# There somersaulting skills Really paid the bills

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# They set the record At 14

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# Our competitor's cup stacking Was sadly completely lacking

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# It took them for too long To build pyramids that were wrong

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# But Luigi was Top of the pops with his arrow

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# And here comes the rubbish bit

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# The outtakes. #

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HE SCREAMS

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-Massi!

-OK, next!

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Prepare for the glory that is the record for the most...

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What is it?

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If you haven't got a record today on the Korean Cradle

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is it time for a "Korear" change?

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I'm glad someone laughed.

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An expert archer aims to destroy 38 water balloons with just one arrow. Astonishing acrobats Massimiliano and Roisin take on the daunting Korean Cradle. And our Officially Competitive legends are constructing huge pyramids... made of plastic cups.


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