British television is some weird and saucy stuff. Case in point: 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, which is a cross-over between game show Countdown and panel show 8 Out Of 10 Cats that airs sporadically since 2012. We can’t really sum up the show in mere text, but it’s here because a recent episode did a bit called “Shooting Paintballs At My Penis And Testicles.” Yep.
Former co-host Joe Wilkinson returns to the studio to be the human target for this absurd entertainment, in which he’s strapped to a spinning board. A pair of contestants are given high-powered paintball rifles and instructed to blast him in the groin area as many times as they can to win the event.
We know the job market is hard, but if you have to be a target for paintballs to get on TV it might be time to re-evaluate your career choice. Everybody seems to be having fun with the bit, though. We’ve certainly been on the other side of a paintball or two in our day, and those things sting. Wilkinson claims to have “no feeling in his penis and testicles,” but that’s a whole ‘nother story.
We won’t spoil the outcome of the competition, but it’s pretty damn close.Get your balls in the game! Donate to the Sean Kimerling Foundation to win the battle against testicular cancer.