Watch: ‘We Are the Champions’


This looks really, really, really good.

Today (tonight, really, when you get home from work, shower away the grime and eat jelly naked on the couch—or is that just me) Netflix is launching a new series about the world of weird competitions. We Are the Champions takes an in-depth look at some of the most bizarre tournaments, including The Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show’s Fantasy Hair Competition; The Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling Competition and the Open European Dog Dancing Championship, which is like Dancing With The Stars but you partner with your dog. For real. ‘We Are the Champions celebrates weirdness, finds beauty in idiosyncrasies and demonstrates what it really takes to rise to the top—heart,’ says the show’s narrator and executive producer, Rainn Wilson (Dwight from The Office US). ‘As a self-proclaimed expert on the unconventional, I’m excited to introduce viewers to these small-world competitors with big-world dreams because, in this time, we could all use a hero—be it a dancing dog or the world Yo-Yo champion.’

Check the trailer above, and you can pick up jelly for 90c at Coles. Be sure to factor in the four-hour setting time.

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