This wryly-titled 80s show was a homegrown take on US show That’s Incredible!, with the spectacular stunts and supernatural happenings of the original replaced with more downbeat kiwiana kitsch subjects. This excerpt from an end of season review looks at highlights from presenter Phil Keoghan’s contribution. The future Amazing Race host tries a spaghetti eating competition (post-bungy jumping), giraffe feeding, land sailing, snowboarding, male cheerleading, cow pat tossing and a cowboy up challenge. TFI was the first series from production company Communicado.
One item I don’t think Phil will ever live down is the spaghetti eating competition. And not too many people know this, but he only just finished doing a bungy jump before the big event. He was also unaware that his pound of pasta had been spiked with chilli.– Mark Leishman