American Ninja Warrior has managed to be so compelling because the course is so incredibly difficult. Even the fittest of fit individuals have trouble even coming close to beating the course, and many contestants have made the attempt over and over again. Still, that hasn’t deterred a few celebrities from attempting the course, and recently former Saved By The Bell actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar gave the tough activity a shot. It could’ve been way worse. You can see him crush the first part, below, before his big fail comes later in the course.


This week, American Ninja Warrior gave the actor a shot at attempting the incredibly difficult challenge. Honestly, this first video of the actor attempting the sloped wall is pretty impressive. A lot of athletic people still wouldn’t be able to make that run and get over the top of the wall, so Mark-Paul Gosselaar is no slouch. However, his success is rather short-lived.

Just a few short seconds later, the actor attempted the trapeze portion of the course. Although he took his time swinging in order to try and get to the next obstacle, he didn’t manage to grab on and fell into the water. Gosselaar called it an “epic fail” on his Instagram page. And since failures are almost as fun to watch as seeing someone succeed, we’ve included that embed below, as well.


This isn’t the first time that a celebrity has attempted to do the course, but it is one of the best ones we’ve seen in a while. A couple of years ago, Mom stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney attempted a version of the course that The Ellen Show put together for them. It wasn’t as difficult as the real thing, but watching Allison Janney crush it out was one of the best things we’ve seen.

If you’d like to see some real athletes attempt the incredibly difficult course, you don't have too much longer to wait. American Ninja Warrior is expected to return to the schedule on Wednesday, June 1 at 8 p.m. ET, only on NBC. In addition, you can check out what other shows are returning to the schedule this summer with our upcoming TV premiere schedule.

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