WOW 9 Episode 14 – The WOWlympics

Weekly Of Weird's final fling reinvents the five rings

This year’s offering from the Weekly of Weird series was a mixed bag. Things got off to a pretty underwhelming start, but soon picked up (who wouldn’t want to give this a go?) before peaking, as is so often the case, with the Dr. Doggy episode.

As much as their episodes can vary in quality, they’ve yet to put out a finale that hasn’t tickled us. The Season 6 ender was a particular highlight, as was last year’s (complete with some heavy waterworks from an emotional London) – and this one was no exception. Gathering most of the crew together for one last blast, Doggy (surely the finest carpenter since the Romans ruled Galilee) delivered yet again.

“If you’ve ever thought that snowboarding takes itself too seriously (especially when the Olympics rolls around)… then this is a must-watch”

The WOWlympics saw the crew put their own spin on the five-ringed circus. Three riders (London, Oily and of course Doggy) battled it out over three events, all of which were about as far removed from the recent Pyeongchang halfpipe bout as you could get.

By the time the crew were done with the see-saw box, the four-box challenge and the jeopardising right-angle feature, and the ‘Technical/Weird/Funny’ categories had been scored, we had a new WOWlympic champion. No prizes for guessing who took the gold, but it’s impressive stuff nonetheless – especially given that he was pulling double duty in the commentary box too.

This is amazing for so many reasons; if you’ve ever thought that snowboarding takes itself too seriously (especially when the Olympics rolls around), or that there’s bugger all point in hitting a beginner slope during low tide, or that no-one over 40 can rip, then this is a must-watch.

Arigato, Doggy & co – hopefully we don’t have to wait four years for another of these!


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