Maximum Exposure

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Maximum Exposure
Maxex.jpg
Format Reality television
Starring Cam Brainard
Country of origin USA
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52
Production
Executive producer(s) Mack Anderson
Bradley Anderson
Running time 60 Minutes
Production company(s) First Television
RTV News Inc.
Paramount Domestic Television
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel syndicated
Original run October 7, 2000 (2000-10-07) – May 25, 2002 (2002-05-25)

Maximum Exposure (also known as Max X) is a reality TV show which featured video clips on a variety of subjects. As its various slogans attest, the show was targeted at teens and young adults. The program also showed videos from other reality shows, especially its predecessor Real TV, and was noted both for its fast-paced action and its analysis of slow-motion replays.

Outline[edit]

Cam Brainard (better known as the narrator of This Week in Baseball and the announcer for Disney Channel) narrated the show, while credited as the "Smart-Aleck Announcer Dude." Each episode was an hour long and aired in syndication from 2000 to 2002, with reruns until 2004. Reruns now air on WGN America and in some syndication markets. The show was produced by Paramount Domestic Television and RTV News. The Executive Producers were Mack and Bradley Anderson of First Television. At one point, it re-aired on Spike TV and the Fox Reality network. In India, Maximum Exposure is currently being aired on Spark Big CBS channel. In Estonia Meeletu Maailm (Maximum Exposure) is currently being aired on TV6. In Australia the program aired on FOX8 from 2006 to 2007 and reruns are still aired from time to time. While in Malaysia, the show had previously been aired in TV2 from 2002 to 2003.

Running gags[edit]

Max X had a series of running gags throughout the duration of the show.

  • Dudes: Most males on the show's videos are referred to as "dudes."
  • The La-dies: Brainard is usually heard ogling at attractive women which he refers to as "la-dies."
  • "Sweet" mullets: Brainard takes the time in videos to point out and make fun of people with mullets.
  • "Oh yeah!": One of Brainard's favorite sayings.
  • Use of Telestrator: Brainard often uses a yellow colored telestrator to highlight certain parts of videos. He often uses this to point out sweet mullets.
  • "Good eatin'": Usually used in conjunction with animal videos. As in, "Remember, them monkeys is good eatin'" or "Hyenas say dik-dik is good eatin'."
  • Double negatives: Quite common on the show and used for comedic effect, such as, "In Bizarro world, cops don't shoot nobody."
  • Cigarettes: Brainard usually points out people's inability to let go of their cigarette when either they or someone else is in grave danger.
  • Stereotypes: Max X routinely makes fun of foreigners, including the French, the Russians, and the Canadians, especially those who are intoxicated. Running gags include how "dirty" France is and how "boring" Canada is.
  • Variable Speed: When a clip is replayed, a menu comes up on the left hand side of the screen with the Variable Speed controls. Brainard usually says something like, "Let's see that again," prompting the menu. The choices include Slo-Mo, Frame by Frame, Super Slo-Mo, High Speed, and Replay.
  • Max X List: The top clips (usually three or five) for each episode are counted down at the end of the episode as the Max X List.
  • Yellow Arrows: Yellows arrows appear suddenly around limbs that are broken in multiple places. Each arrow appearance is accompanied with a very quick cow bell sound effect.

Episode guide[edit]

Each episode of the 52 produced for the series had a particular theme:[1]

Season 1: 2000-2001[edit]

No. Episode Original airdate Prod. #
1 That's Gotta Hurt! October 7, 2000 001
2 Extreme Sports Psychos October 14, 2000 005
3 Nasty, Nasty Critters October 21, 2000 007
4 I Fought the Law October 28, 2000 008
5 Earth: The World's Most Dangerous Planet! November 4, 2000 003
6 Extremely Lucky Dudes November 11, 2000 004
7 Animals Strike Back! November 18, 2000 002
8 It Coulda Been Worse! November 25, 2000 006
9 Wipeouts! December 2, 2000 009
10 Rescue Me! December 23, 2000 011
11 Greatest Hits December 30, 2000 012
12 Comin' to Getcha! January 20, 2001 013
13 Bizarro World January 27, 2001 015
14 When People Attack February 3, 2001 014
15 The Coolest Animals Alive February 10, 2001 017
16 Believe It...Or Don't! February 17, 2001 010
17 The World's Most Dumbest Guys February 24, 2001 016
18 Goin' For It! March 3, 2001 018
19 So You Think Your Job Sucks?! March 24, 2001 023
20 Max X Awards April 14, 2001 025
21 Max X Guide to Life April 21, 2001 024
22 Real Fight Club April 28, 2001 019
23 International Edition May 5, 2001 020
24 Awesome Explosions! May 12, 2001 044
26 Like, Totally Over-Exposed May 19, 2001 022
26 Twisted TV! June 23, 2001 026

Season 2: 2001-2002[edit]

No. Episode Original airdate Prod. #
27 Really, Really Bad Days October 5, 2001 027
28 On the Edge October 12, 2001 028
29 Talent Show October 19, 2001 021
30 Holy Matrimony: The World's Weirdest Wedding Videos October 27, 2001 040
31 Stupid Morons: A Celebration of Life November 2, 2001 029
32 Guns and Hoses: Shocking Stories from the Street November 9, 2001 033
33 Too Drunk For TV November 16, 2001 032
34 Critter 911 November 23, 2001 034
35 Wonderful World November 30, 2001 030
36 The Max X Commandments December 21, 2001 047
37 Born to Lose December 28, 2001 041
38 Super Heroes January 12, 2002 031
39 Pain Fest January 26, 2002 035
40 Bad Dudes With 'Tudes February 2, 2002 048
41 Hell on Earth February 9, 2002 049
42 The Beat Goes On: Shocking Police Action February 16, 2002 051
43 3,147,568,279 Women Can't Be Wrong... Men Are Stupid February 23, 2002 038
44 Max X How To Show March 2, 2002 050
45 Special Moments, Special People March 23, 2002 036
46 Recipe for Disaster April 6, 2002 043
47 The Future of America April 20, 2002 037
48 Wild in the Streets April 27, 2002 039
49 Crash! Bam! Boom! May 4, 2002 042
50 Them Friggin' Critters May 11, 2002 045
51 Dudes in Uniform May 18, 2002 046
52 Max X Coolest, Most Awesom-est Videos!
You're Ever Gonna See in the 21st Century
May 25, 2002 052

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