07/06/2009 at 01:00 AM EDT
>1 THE COMMENTARY ESPN's John Anderson and former Talk Soup host John Henson dish a hilarious mix of sports talk—they use a telestrator to point out obvious fumbles—and clever quips as contestants tackle crazy obstacles for $50K.
2 THE RETRO FACTOR The ABC show takes me back to my childhood viewing: Double Dare and America's Funniest Home Videos. It's good, clean (well, muddy) summertime fun.
3 PRATFALLS ARE FUNNY! It may be lowbrow, but I'm not apologizing for it. If you willingly traverse a giant, spinning shish kebab, you deserve what you get . . . and I will laugh my un-bruised butt off at you.