Ben, Al and Haruka witness record attempts from around the world. Acrobatic couple Donovan and Rebecca return with a musical endurance record.
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# Officially, officially, officially... Amazing! #
Ha ha ha ha...
Welcome to Officially Amazing, your personal tour guide through
the dangerously dazzling world of records.
Today, we welcome back awesome acrobatic duo, Donovan and Rebecca
who are going to be attempting something truly...
Here's what's coming up on today's show!
Yes! Donovan and Rebecca are back with a muscular musical record.
And Big Z and Thor continue their two man war on white goods.
First though, things are about to get messy in the bunker.
As surely as day follows night,
so our Fearsome Threesome battle for glory once again.
Competing for world record titles that you could try at home.
Revolutionary US Ray,
Sizzlingly Still Steve,
and our Triple Champion, Cherry!
Previously on Officially Competitive...
Mr Cherry Pants
pogoed his way to success, and the second world record of the series.
And more importantly, got the
crucial competitive point to put
himself right back in the competition
But today, things get terrifying!
We have no clue, no idea,
and probably no hope, because it's Secret Surprise Record time...
And we're particularly dreading this one, because we've been asked to don
these rather fetching overalls, and we still have no idea why.
'Blindfolds on, to the bunker, comrades! Our fate awaits.'
-The record is...
-Ray, Sizzler, and Cherry, will be throwing...
This record requires similar skill to the wet sponges record
we have all attempted twice.
Unfortunately for Team UK, Ben has TWICE been
disqualified for stepping over the red line!
So, tactically speaking, what are we going to do?
-Fast and quickly, I think.
-Fast AND quickly?
-Accuracy does help as well.
Accuracy, ok, now we're adding to the list. Anything else?
Just hoping that you don't cross the line.
AWKWARD! But there's nothing awkward about team USA.
I'm a little scared now that whatever you're throwing's
-gonna hit me in the face.
-Oh, it's supposed to.
-I'll take it in the face for victory.
For the USA I'll take it in the face all day.
Sorry boys, Team Japan are hungry for a foam pie facial!
Surely, this one will be ours, no?
-The cream pies are very tricky to throw,
but, I'll have a good crack at it anyhow.
-We'll do it!
-Yes! Team Japan!
For a serious task, serious rules apply.
Only pies that hit the target participant
full in the face will be valid.
The players must be at least 1.5 metres apart.
And if either participant touches their red line,
the whole attempt will be disqualified.
The target for this new world record is 40 pies in 30 seconds.
-Team UK are up first.
Oh, a classic behind table underarm flip technique.
-But Steve's underarm flip is flopping!
Ah! Too high!
It grazed the quiff, but the pie escapes un-splattered.
Sizzler's lobbing at an implausible rate here.
Some great hits, but way to many misses.
Ben has no idea what's going on! He's in a shaving foam snowstorm.
-A late flurry of splats, but oh dear!
-That looks like a foot over the line, Betty Boy! Haha, again!
-Team UK are in meltdown!
-And I just smashed my specs! A metaphor for our
-Surely, we can't do any worse than that.
Pie me like a champion!
-REFEREE: Team Japan, are you ready?
3...2...1...GO! CLAXON SOUNDS
-And that's a miss!
It's worse than that, Al, check out his foot in this replay.
Looks like it's on the line to me, and I'd know.
It could already be over for Team Japan.
So there's a chance
I just got a mouthful of cream for nothing?!
-But Cherry's on a roll now...
-He selects a pie, eyes his target and...
A hearty effort from Team Japan, but...
Have they got one foot in DQ territory?
There will be no line-crossing issues for Team USA.
Ray's moved the pie table back to give himself more space.
-And you, Al?
-I stay still, and wait for Ray to pie me good.
-"Do nothing," a classic Jackson approach.
-Yep, suck it up DQ Boy!
-Oh, a chin-grazer!
-But that's full-contact and so's that!
A full arm-extension from Ray there,
sending the plate hurtling into Al's motionless mug.
Hmm...Ray's not pieing him full in the face,
but still, Al doesn't budge.
Deviating from the pie plan is not an option.
But that's a splendid splodger,
and that's known in the trade as a "gloopy drooper".
And Ray leaves Al looking like a slightly melted Abominable Snowman.
Get yourself clean, Abominib-Al, time to find out
if anyone got close to that 40 Pie target.
There were no records broken.
So, who got the all-important Officially Competitive
-point at least?
-Well, two of the teams were disqualified.
Shockwaves reverberate around the bunker at the double DQ!
The winning team, with a total of eight successful throws is...
A mere 32 short of the record...
Another proud victory for the USA!
Puts Ray joint with Steve at the top of the table!
Both Team UK AND Team Japan got nine foam pie hits to the face
meaning we would have won if it weren't for those pesky lines!
Or those pesky feet, huh Ben?
Who knows what will happen next time
when our competitors bid for glory with their bottoms.
For now it's Round 2 of our Italian Behemoth-Off.
Last time they fought it out by fridge carrying,
and now they are back.
Yes, it's Nordic Nutcracker, Thor,
versus the Lithuanian Leviathan Zydrunas Savickas.
Today, Big Z and Thor will
compete for the record for the...
Just watch Thor trying to psych out his opponents.
I am the future!
But Big Z's not concerned.
Face of Granite.
Big Z will throw first,
and the washing machines are just like the one you might have at home.
Not that you should ever try this!
It's a "tumble-flyer!"
-That machine will never remove gravy stains again.
Did he throw it further than the 4.01 metre record?
We'll find out later, because right now, it's Thor-O'Clock!
He's good with fridges, but what about washing machines?
They're a completely different kind of domestic appliance.
One to Thor-get for the big man. He's well short.
Plenty of height there, but not much distance.
Here goes Big Z with his final attempt.
There's still water pouring out of this one.
It's as if Big Z ripped the machine straight from the wall!
-Ohh! What a throw!
-But Big Z is down!
Looks like he's blown a buttock. The ultimate sacrifice!
Can Thor capitalise? He needs something special.
And that wasn't it.
But has Big Z beaten 4.01 metres for a new World Record?
Of course he has! 4.13 metres, a sensational display of strength.
And here's another,
although hopefully your buttocks will be blown.
We first met husband and wife team Rebecca
and Donovan in Series 4, when they completed 52 spins
on a Spanish web to smash their own World Record.
Today, they bring us the blissful union of acrobatics and vocal
melody we've all been dreaming of in the record for...
And here's what that muse acrobatic magic looks and sounds like.
# I'm only human... #
It is a delight to have you back on Officially Amazing.
So what's harder then? Holding a note, or holding your wife?
Holding a wife while holding a note.
So, you're holding your wife up with one hand.
What are you doing at that point Rebecca?
Once I hit the position I try and be as still as possible,
because any movement from me is going
to affect Donovan's strength and his breath control.
-Can't wait to see it from you both, good luck.
And here are the rules.
A person weighing at least 40kg must be
held above the singers head throughout the attempt.
And the singer must maintain a constant
pitch at a volume of at least
That's equivalent to the
noise of a passing freight train!
To set this new world record, Donovan needs to hold the note
and Rebecca for...
And for this unique record, we've drafted in decibel expert
and member of the official adjudicator house band, Sam,
and his trusty decibel reader. The time starts
when Donovan reaches the magic 80 decibels
# You know...
And we're off! Powerful in three ways.
Physical, audibly, and emotionally.
Meanwhile, just one small movement from Rebecca could spell disaster.
DONOVAN CONTINUES TO SING IN BACKGROUND
Donovan's mighty lungs can do no more.
He didn't drop Rebecca, so I think we're good on the holding
a person element, but how was that note?
The sound pressure level dipped below 80 decibels,
ending the attempt at a time of...
Excruciating scenes as Donovan falls short by just 2.62 seconds!
On attempt 2... DONOVAN SINGS IN BACKGROUND
Donovan sang for 26.81 seconds, unfortunately though,
he sang like this...
DONOVAN'S VOICE CRACKS
That's not a constant pitch, you don't
get anything for a Mariah Carey impression in this game.
So, with one attempt too short, and one too warbly,
can Donovan get it right on the third and final attempt?
A confident start.
DONOVAN CONTINUES TO SING
Holding a note for this long requires ludicrous lung strength.
Let alone holding someone in the air one handed!
Masterfully muscular musical moments.
-...And that's it!
-It sounded great to me, but was it valid?
And did Donovan and Rebecca reach that 25 second target?
Final time was a total of
28.4, which is
-a brand-new Guinness World Record time!
-Donovan and Rebecca aced it!
Over three second more than they needed!
A fantastically hard fought record. Only human?
You're super-human to us.
And we'll see you next time for more rambunctious records like these...
# Well there was a nasty surprise involving shaving foam pies.
# Our competitors aimed for the face.
# They all really tried but with two disqualified,
# the USA won the pie flinging race.
# The incredible Donovan held a note and a person.
# With Rebecca held up high, they broke the record on their third
# try, and Big Z's mighty throwing blew a buttock.
# But here come the rubbish bits...
# The outtakes! #
This is weird and slightly scary but fun!
Acrobatic couple Donovan and Rebecca return with an astounding, and musical, endurance record. The presenters join in with a very messy foam pie-throwing record. Plus a ferocious washing machine-throwing competition.