MTV’s “The Challenge” just received huge recognition from the newest hit Showtime series “Yellowjackets”!!
Challenge Legends CT & Johnny Bananas iconic elimination was featured.
Yellowjackets creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson are huge fans of The Challenge franchise particularly the old days when the show was actually interesting.
“During the episode, the show used the iconic name elimination when Chris “CT” Tamburello had been out of the game for a while. Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio was making a name for himself as the one to beat, with two wins already under his belt. But before Bananas could make it to yet another final on 2010’s Cutthroat, he had to go through CT, the show’s most physically intimidating competitor, though he’d never won a title at that point. And CT was there to make a statement.
The two faced off in an elimination where they were strapped to each other’s backs and asked to pull their competitor to their side of the ring. When host TJ Lavin blew the horn, CT proceeded to carry Bananas onto his back and walk his way across the ring. Not only did CT win, but he won in 19 seconds. Challenge fans know it as the Bananas Backpack moment” via Yahoo.
CT is a beast! He’s the ultimate Challenge Champion.
Yellowjackets on the placement:
Created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson (Narcos), YELLOWJACKETS is the saga of a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to savage clans, while also tracking the lives they’ve attempted to piece back together nearly 25 years later, proving that the past is never really past and what began out in the wilderness is far from over. In season two, two months have passed since Shauna gave Jackie the cold shoulder – to disastrous results. In the face of their deepening hunger and fear, the tension among our Yellowjackets has only grown worse. The harsh conditions of winter are intensifying by the day, and the psyches of our survivors are deteriorating just as fast. Threatened by the darkness of the wilderness – and the haunting memories of it in the present – our former state champs will be forced to make impossible decisions. As they confront the horrible truth of what survival entails, the real nightmare for each of them will be to figure out who they are – and what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive.
Equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story and coming-of-age drama, YELLOWJACKETS stars Emmy nominee and Critics Choice Award winner Melanie Lynskey (Castle Rock), Oscar(R) and Emmy nominee Juliette Lewis (Camping), Emmy nominee Christina Ricci (Z: The Beginning of Everything) and Tawny Cypress (Unforgettable). Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under, Servant) and Simone Kessell (Obi-Wan Kenobi) have also joined the second season as series regulars, along with Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) in a season-long guest arc. Season two also stars Sophie Nélisse (The Book Thief), Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers), Sophie Thatcher (Prospect), Samantha Hanratty (SHAMELESS), Courtney Eaton (Mad Max: Fury Road), Liv Hewson (Santa Clarita Diet), Steven Krueger (The Originals), Warren Kole (Shades of Blue) and Kevin Alves. YELLOWJACKETS is executive produced by Lyle, Nickerson and fellow showrunner Jonathan Lisco. Drew Comins of Creative Engine serves as executive producer along with Ameni Rozsa, Sarah L. Thompson and Karyn Kusama who directed the pilot.