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24 people, $50,000. If you're allergic to padded pain and fun-filled obstacles, you probably don't want to be on this course!

Recaps by Chico Alexander, GSNN

Host John Anderson & John Henson
Correspondent Jill Wagner
Creators/EP Matt Kunitz & Scott Larsen
Packager Pulse:creative & Endemol USA
Origins Agua Dulce Movie Ranch, Santa Clarita, CA
Web abc.com/wipeout
Airs 8p Tues, ABC

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Episode 4.11 - Spring Wipeout: John Henson, Zombie Hunter
March 31

There's an old Buddhist saying... "Winter never fails to turn into spring." We had the winter of our discontent for the last eight episodes... But today, here comes the sun! Get ready for SPRING WIPEOUT!


Tonight, the Qualifier consists of...

- The Scarecase... Not since the Icy Stairway from Hell has a stationary escalator been made to be so painful
- The Big Balls... Now with a new SPRING-ovator conveyor belt. No spring there, though. Plenty of spring on the Balls, though.
- The Spring Fling... Giant swing going in the wrong direction.
- The Wipeout Kitchen... Three square meals launching square on your belly, followed by two hot-dog hurdles.

The 24 spring breakers will take on the course, and the 12 with the fastest times will advance to stage 2.

- "Mrs. Fix It" Claire Voisine
- Annie Hooker
- Hagop Kharikian
- David "The Old Man" Sandiford
- "Totally Rude" Caryn Ayala
- Maurcel George
- Cristina "Feisty Fiance" Chavez
- Skip "The Lab Rat" Dickinson
- Amanda Cook
- "Fun Sized" Sarah Krimple
- "Rainbow Mario" Ponce
- "Former Gymnast" Leslie "Embarrassing Mom" Kussman


What's a spring fling without a carnival classic? Contestants will start on the red track, grab a red dangler, and make it to a red spot that leads to a yellow dangler and do the same thing with a yellow dangler. If they wipeout before the spot, they'll have to go back to the start, but the first six to avoid the sweeper arms and make it to the finish target move on to the next stage.

- "Mrs. Fix It" Claire Voisine
- David "The Old Man" Sandiford
- Cristina "Feisty Fiance" Chavez
- Skip "The Lab Rat" Dickinson
- "Rainbow Mario" Ponce
- "Former Gymnast" Leslie "Embarrassing Mom" Kussman

But because of a medical situation, Mario will not be participating in Stage 3... Taking his place...

- "Totally Rude" Caryn Ayala


The cafe is closed, and in its place... a battle arena! Each of the three rounds will start with a spin around the Dizzy Dummy. First up, players will have to dive off of the Springboards onto a rotating platform and a bouncing box. Then it's onto the Crankshaft, the Knee Sweeper, and the Spinning Platform onto the finish. Wipeout at the Crankshaft or the Knee Sweeper, and you can start back there. And here to help out the wipeouts are a couple of really really REALLY angry Romans.

- "Mrs. Fix It" Claire Voisine
- Skip "The Lab Rat" Dickinson

- "Totally Rude" Caryn Ayala


Back and with a spring fresh smell, it's the toughest of the courses, the Spring Wipeout Zone! Tonight's lineup...

- The Spring Shot
- The Over and Out: two rotating cliffhangers with floors on both the top and the bottom... but the bottom... or is it the top... has a hole.
- The Point Break: climb up one end, then time the slide down to the other.
- The Coin Toss: heads or tails, it adds up to eight spinning platforms on to the finish.

Fifty large goes to the quickest time.

First up, Caryn Ayala has no grip on the Over and Out. It's become the Over and Over and OVER and Out for her. She finally gets it after three. It takes her four minutes to get through the Point Break and another three to pass the Coin Toss. The time: 13:54.

Skip Dickinson literally sidesteps the side of the Coins in the Coin Toss to log in a time of 6:39. He could very well take the cash tonight.

Can Claire Voisine fix that? Claire lucks out on the Over and Out. She has one minute to cross the Coin Toss. It only takes but seconds... she doesn't have many of them, though. She goes to crawl on the Coin Toss... and gets HAMMERED. That's time, and THAT'S $50,000 FOR SKIP DICKINSON, GIVING LAB RATS A GOOD NAME EVERYWHERE!

We'll spring 24 more people onto the course for $50,000 next time. Until then, good night... and big balls.

To view this episode in its entirety or to apply to be a contestant on "Wipeout", go to abc.com/wipeout