I Love My Job! Working on the Set of 'Wipeout'

You can't help but crack up at the crazy antics of the contestants on ABC's hit show 'Wipeout,' which airs Thursdays at 8PM. What could be funnier than seeing hapless people bounce like pinballs between the famous foam "Big Balls," then go careening into a giant lake of mud? This season it's wilder than ever, since they've added TV snow, ice, polar bears and penguins to the mix.

It takes a village to get a complicated show like that running. As a matter of fact, 350 people are employed, from hard-hat construction workers to gorgeous babes in bikini tops on the big, bad Black and Blue Crew. Most of them are on set at a large ranch in the hills just north of Los Angeles.