High points from the clips are generally replayed several times for maximum effect, a technique also used on the similar show MXC. The narrator, Tom Gottlieb ("Cookie" from the video game You Don't Know Jack), uses a juvenile commentary to help create the lighthearted nature of the show; for example, stating "he's using his noggin to steer the toboggan" when referring to a luge accident. Another trademark feature of the show are the often cartoonish stock sound effects such as screams, punches, crashes, and groaning men sounds after scenes of crashes, falls, fights or other incidents are shown.
The clips for Whacked Out Sports are collected from video taken by various sources around the world.
Unlike some home-video clip shows, Whacked Out Sports does not limit itself to videos where those depicted were able to ultimately escape serious injury. The narrator frequently indulges in low-brow derision of hopelessly injured athletes and innocent bystanders.
Because of the show's mature content, it contains a special content disclaimer at the beginning of each episode and is usually aired in late night hours.
Off-Off B'dway: Lyon Marcus' Dinner at the MANSE Gathers A Whacked-Out Ensemble That Should Keep Your Funny-Bone Alive!
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