Believe it or not, we cherish our time at the gas pump. Topping off the tank is a good excuse to step outside for a moment and let our minds wander for a spell. It's a little slice of meditation we've been practicing since before we could legally drive, so the thought of being dragged into an impromptu game show while at the local gas station is enough to turn your author's stomach. That's premise behind the new reality show Pumped! on Speed. Comedian host Greg Fitzsimmons pounces on motorists just trying to get on their way and offers them cash and Sonoco gas cards if they answer a set of questions correctly, so at least there's an incentive. It's all a bit like Discovery Channel's long-running New York taxi trivia show, Cash Cab.

The teaser clip after the jump features a newlywed couple fresh from the altar on their way to take photos and meet up with family and friends at the reception. The questions range from U.S. history to NASCAR trivia and basic automotive knowledge, and the couple fares about as well as we would expect. Hit the jump to check the clip for yourself, and let us know if you'd be happy be ambushed by these guys at your local gas station in Comments.



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      Cursethedawn
      • 3 Years Ago
      So fake. Imagine, weddings over you run out of the church into the waiting Rolls and the driver says, "Hey we gotta stop for gas."
      TOGO
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow look at the honker on that bride. Couldn't she smell what a turd this show is?
      GoFaster58
      • 3 Years Ago
      SPEED is going the way of The Nashville Network. Down the drain. They are getting away from the original intent of their beginnings. Shows like Pinks and Pass Time are such stupid ilk.
      Duk3ofN3rd5
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, this is just HORRIBLE!!!
      Gator
      • 3 Years Ago
      WoW!!! This show sucks big fat dick.
        ryan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Gator
        looks fake...... iv never seen a new rolls royce just driving around, so whats the chance that they are at a gas station and one just stops by.
      Matt Brown
      • 3 Years Ago
      Overheard 3 moths ago at Speed headquarters: "Alright guys, we need a really really cheap show that is somehow tangentially related to cars, and is also really cheap."
      Mike K.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I might not have the greatest taste in game shows, but this looks really, really stupid. And the host has about as much personality as a roll of a toilet paper.
      erjhe
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't miss cable TV one bit.
      Luke Colorado
      • 3 Years Ago
      Fitz is so obnoxious. I hope it fails.
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