So needless to say I was as giddy as a little girl when I watched the footage of Blaine's big DIVE OF DEATH - the finale of which was apparently a spectacular failure.
"I had dreamed up the most amazing ending for a stunt ever," Blain said afterwards.
The plan was to have him jump from a platform above the stage, fall 44 feet towards the ground and then be "swept away" by a bunch of helium-filled balloons.
The UK Site, Holy Moly has a great description of the stunt as it happened:
Gasp as the wires holding him lower him gently towards the floor! Marvel as he swings aimlessly about for a few minutes like a broken Angel Gabriel in a rubbish village hall Nativity play! Puzzle how he disappears from view into the dark night behind some blankets! Finally despair that he'll probably be planning another shite money-making stunt at this exact moment.
"I know that it didn't work right when all my friends called up and said, 'Wait, what happened? I'm confused'."
Gee, ya think, Dave?
Naturally, I didnt tune in to watch the TWO HOUR borefest, but the YouTube video below sums up the botched stunt. I love the announcer in the show who sounds so excited to see a guy jump into the air attached by a harness.
Tune in next time when Blaine will perform some other fantastically asinine, contrived stunt. Maybe he'll even do a few balloon animals or something.
Here's the video. If you want to watch the over-done bullet catch stunt, watch from the begining. Otherwise zip forward to the 5:25 mark for the big LEAP of DEATH!
And the best part: NOBODY WATCHED IT OR GAVE A RATS ASS. The show brought it at best, 7.7 million viewers, according to the Neilsen overnight ratings. The number one show for the hour, CBS' Criminal Minds brought in 15.1 million, up 19% from last year's premiere.
Gee, that was fantastic...Dave. Uh...thanks?