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  • - [Voiceover] We are kicking off

  • season seven of American Ninja Warrior,

  • and we promise to bring you some of the biggest stars

  • on the planet, and these guys,

  • the Try Guys from Buzzfeed.

  • - I'm Matt Iseman, alongside former NFL

  • defensive end Akbar Gbajabiamila.

  • - [Akbar] Look, if you've got the name Try Guys

  • you gotta believe they're gonna come out there

  • and do their absolute best.

  • - Well, a lot of the times we've talked about it

  • it's not necessarily the athletic ability.

  • It's the courage, and it's the determination.

  • - (yells) No, no, no!

  • - (laughs) Could barely keep a straight face.

  • (dramatic music)

  • - Ninja Warrior is one of the peak

  • fitness competitions in the world.

  • - I think it's all about brains.

  • I think physical fitness is overrated.

  • - Everything they do looks impossible, and they fail at it.

  • - My therapist said positive thinking is really important.

  • - I have no chance.

  • (dramatic music)

  • - [Voiceover] No matter what, you guys

  • should just be proud of yourself, and excited.

  • - So you're saying that talent and preparedness

  • has nothing to do with this.

  • - That's what I'm hearing.

  • - I think that you made that up.

  • - I think that most of the audience

  • isn't really quite familiar with

  • the actual training involved, so

  • they have to make sure it's down pat

  • before they get onto that course.

  • - I started out with gymnastics

  • when I was a lot younger, and then

  • transitioned into snowboarding and diving

  • and trampolining, and then freerunning parkour.

  • - Let's see...

  • I, I do nothing.

  • - Who do you think is gonna do the best?

  • - Just looking at you guys I'm gonna

  • have to say definitely Jordan.

  • - I have a well-rounded skill set

  • being a former gymnast, current cross-fitter.

  • - Who's the cutest?

  • - That's gotta be Eugene, on that one.

  • He's, he's very good looking.

  • - Eugene might have some trouble, obviously.

  • But otherwise I think everyone else's chances are real good.

  • - Fuck it, I'm doing it. (yells and laughs)

  • - What's the secret to the quintuple steps?

  • - A lot of people overlook them, and they think

  • it's the first one, it's easy, and it's the opposite.

  • - Ninja warrior, cat-style.

  • - I don't like the cat technique.

  • - Do you meow when you do it?

  • - You have to.

  • - Meow! meow! meow!

  • - The cat with the most adorable sounding method,

  • and it was the best one.

  • - Meow!

  • - It's the big man, sportin' four eyes, Keith!

  • - [Akbar] When you look at a guy this big,

  • you better expect he's gonna dominate this course.

  • - Now that I think that

  • I can do it, it's gonna be easy, no problem.

  • - Once we fly past

  • the quintuple steps, what's the second obstacle?

  • - [Voiceover] It's a curtain slider, to

  • - Grabbing a rope,

  • swinging, landing on a platform.

  • - This trampoline is delightful, oh God!

  • (others laugh)

  • - Nailed it.

  • - [Voiceover] You wanna jump through the rope.

  • So you don't wanna jump to it,

  • because then when you grab,

  • everything's gonna be pulling you down.

  • - No, no! (laughs)

  • - [Akbar] Zach has got a different type of strength.

  • He's got testicular strength.

  • - The rope may or may not have gotten caught on my nuts.

  • It's all good, though.

  • - And he's so serious, he's doing it without his glasses.

  • - Looks like it's just a walk in the park.

  • - I would say a run in the park,

  • because once you get on it, it will completely drop.

  • - I hate falling.

  • - All of Ninja Warrior course is potential falling.

  • - Yeah, I'm aware!

  • (others laugh)

  • - This guy has fantastic hair, it's Eugene!

  • - [Akbar] I love Eugene's hair like you said,

  • but more than that, I love this guy's speed.

  • He is definitely gonna be the guy to look for.

  • - [Matt] Well, it is American Ninja Warrior.

  • Eugene does have an advantage in that regard.

  • - The fourth obstacle,

  • they're tilted in different directions, but they spin.

  • So you need to get your momentum, swing,

  • grab the next one, keep swinging.

  • - So once we pass the buckets with ease, what's next?

  • - It looks like you're gonna have to go

  • from one unstable bridge down to a tramp,

  • and try to catch the other one.

  • - So first of all, who here can do a pull up?

  • - Me

  • - You gotta use your arms, pull pull pull.

  • - I know you think I'm not pulling, because I'm not moving.

  • (laughter)

  • - There you go, wow.

  • (grunts and yells)

  • - Nope, nope, I can't do it, can't do it.

  • - I'll also pose in front of it.

  • (everyone cheers)

  • - Now we're getting serious, the Try Guys

  • are not great athletes, so they recruited

  • someone with some skill, it's the Try Girl, Jordan.

  • - We can do what the guys can do,

  • and sometimes even better than them.

  • - So what about the warped wall?

  • What advice do you have for that?

  • - Just go fast, and keep your chest up.

  • A lot of people lean forward to it,

  • so they run right into the wall.

  • (yells)

  • (yells)

  • (yelps)

  • - You want a hug?

  • - Yeah I do, I do want a hug.

  • - (yells) No!

  • - I like that slide, that was a solid slide. (applause)

  • - Let's get ready to climb the wall!

  • - [Akbar] You talk about a guy with lower body strength

  • Ned is that guy, and he gets it from soccer.

  • - And he gets it from the support of Ned's wife.

  • (laughter)

  • (cheering and yelling)

  • - Eugene! Eugene!

  • - Well that was a really fun day.

  • I'm completely ready for Ninja Warrior.

  • - You sure about that?

  • - Why does it smell like butts in here?

  • It smells like straight up butts.

  • - What's the likelihood I get to hit the button?

  • (laughter)

  • - I think like, as a team we are one complete Ninja Warrior.

  • - [Akbar] The Try Guys, they are going to

  • participate tag-team style.

  • - I think it's the first and only tag-team

  • these guys will be getting.

  • So each one will attempt an obstacle.

  • When they hit the water, they will then

  • swap out and move on.

  • - It's an hour before we run the course,

  • they're still building it.

  • I don't feel safe, because they're still, there's a crane!

  • - I've been practicing extensively, by saying

  • positive affirmations to myself in the mirror.

  • - Zach is completely delusional,

  • positive thinking isn't gonna get him anywhere.

  • - There's so much training involved.

  • Everyone here or out there, who has been waiting in line

  • for weeks, they've been working at this for years.

  • - I have not done a pull up, because I don't need them.

  • - My wife and her mother are coming today.

  • I better not mess it up for them.

  • - Today the culmination of it all, I'm probably at my worst.

  • I'm gonna fall in some water for NBC.

  • - One, two, three, believe in yourself!

  • - Whoo!

  • - Ned in the starting blocks, and looking at this body type,

  • the one thing I wish he would try

  • is a little more clothing, Akbar.