We Are the Champions

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  • TV-MA
  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 7.1  (1,614)

We Are the Champions is a thrilling and fascinating six-part docuseries from Netflix, which premiered in November 2020. Each episode of the series, hosted by Rainn Wilson of 'The Office' fame, showcases a different kind of unique and quirky competition that may take many viewers by surprise.

The series is co-executive produced by Rainn Wilson and Mr. Stephen Brown, who also co-stars in the series as a commentator. In addition, there are appearances by Florence Early, who provides insight into the history of the competitions featured in each episode.

The show explores some of the most intriguing, lesser-known competitions that exist, ranging from such diverse pursuits as cheese rolling, chili eating, frog jumping, yo-yo, fantasy hair styling and dog dancing. The series finds drama, humor, and depth in each of these events and presents them in a way that feels both approachable and entertaining.

We Are the Champions introduces us to human interest stories about the athletes and the communities that support them. It captures the essence of why these seemingly strange events matter so much to the people who participate in them or just watch them.

Despite the absurdity of the competitions, the show is surprisingly sincere and touching as we witness competitors' passion and dedication to their unusual hobbies. The events offer a sense of community and shared purpose, providing participants with something to center themselves around.

The first episode of We Are the Champions focuses on the Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake, an event that has taken place in the English countryside since the 1800s. This event involves competitors chasing a rolling cheese wheel down a steep, treacherous hill to win the cheese. The show delves into the history of the event and highlights some of the more colorful characters who compete to win the cheese.

The second episode dives into the surreal world of professional chili eating in the US. The series follows the world’s top-ranked chili eating champions as they eat their way through various rounds of competition, showcasing their incredible abilities to consume ridiculous amounts of hot peppers. We gain insight into their personal stories, motivations, and strategies.

The third episode takes us to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean to discover the ancient art of goat racing, which is one of the world's most unusual horse races. Competitors ride on the backs of goats down a dirt track with obstacles that include jumps, water crossings, and sharp turns.

The fourth episode of the show has us exploring the bizarre sport of fantasy hair styling where competitors create the most impressive and intricate hair sculptures. Each scenario is a unique work of art created through diligent planning and practice, with the competitors showcasing their personality and taste.

The fifth episode of the show is one of the most bizarre and unexpected presentations: Yo-Yo. The show gives us a unique insight into the thrilling and competitive world of yo-yo champions. The episode showcases the ups and downs of competitors and their incredible creativity, displays of skill, and innovating new tricks that may only be achievable in their imagination.

The final episode explores the hilarious and heart-warming world of Dog Dancing, an extravagant sport that combines obedience, choreography and storytelling with dogs from all shapes and sizes. The episode looks at the relationship between dog and owner, each with their character filled to the brim with love and entertaining performance.

Overall, We Are the Champions is a fresh and fascinating look at the more obscure and eccentric parts of sport and competition. With a perfect balance of humor and emotion, the series provides insight into the human spirit and the unique ways we can unite and find common ground as a community. It is an insightful and entertaining look into the quirky competitions of life.

We Are the Champions is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on November 17, 2020.

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Frog Jumping
6. Frog Jumping
November 17, 2020
We Are the Champions travels to Angels Camp, California, home of the world championship of Frog Jumping. The annual champion gets a star on the "Hop of Fame," a beautiful trophy and 500 American dollars! But the real goal is to break Rosie the Ribeter's record of 21 feet and 5.75 inches--that will get you $5,000 and the title of Frog Jumping World Champion!
Dog Dancing
5. Dog Dancing
November 17, 2020
We Are the Champions joins the best dog dancers in the world at the Open European Championship (OEC), where the dogs master over 400 commands in a single four-minute routine. Whether it's heelwork or freestyle, these dogs prove that they're the perfect dance partner.
4. Yo-Yo
November 17, 2020
Yo-Yos may be old, but their champions are barely out of their teens. We Are the Champions is in Cleveland, Ohio at the World Yo-Yo contest, the most prestigious Yo-Yo competition on the planet, where elaborate routines and original moves set to hot music take "walking the dog" to a whole new park.
Fantasy Hair Styling
3. Fantasy Hair Styling
November 17, 2020
The Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show is the nation's largest multicultural beauty show--it's also home to the Fantasy Hair Competition, the most outrageous and over-the-top display of hair on the planet. We Are the Champions is in New Orleans where stylists have 90 minutes to craft elaborate, sculptural hair creations and transform their model into a head-to-toe vision of Mardi Gras.
Chili Eating
2. Chili Eating
November 17, 2020
In his inaugural Pepper Eating Challenge, Smokin' Ed Currie, inventor of the world's hottest chili pepper, promises to burn the tongue off of even the most determined pepper eating masochists. We Are the Champions joins the brave contestants as they sweat through the heat and drop one-by-one, succumbing to the heat of Ed's infamous and World Record-holding Carolina Reaper pepper. BYO milk.
Cheese Rolling
1. Cheese Rolling
November 17, 2020
Each May, in a quiet English village, thousands of people gather to watch runners chase a wheel of cheese down a hill. A very steep hill. We Are the Champions follows competitors as they sprint, tumble and crash down the hill at top speed--risking fractured limbs and broken collar bones--to cross the finish line first and be crowned the Cheese Rolling Champion.
Where to Watch We Are the Champions
We Are the Champions is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch We Are the Champions on demand at Netflix.
  • Premiere Date
    November 17, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (1,614)