What’s Worth Watching: Don’t Cut the Wrong Wire or… Boom!

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BOOM!: BOOM!, hosted by comedian Tom Papa (L) combines high drama and high stakes with high comedy in a fun-filled, trivia-charged, slime-soaked entertainment blast on the series premiere “It’s the Maple Syrup Bomb!” episode of BOOM! airing Thursday, June 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Also pictured: Contestant Mary (R). CR: Ray Mickshaw / FOX. © 2015 FOX Broadcasting.

Boom!, “It’s the Maple Syrup Bomb!” (Thursday, June 25, 8/7c, Fox)

Did MacGruber teach us nothing? On the beloved Saturday Night Live sketch, Will Forte could never quite figure out how to deactivate a bomb in time, leaving him and his friends—without exception—dead.

On the new Fox game show Boom!, contestants don’t need to worry about life insurance, but they might need to have a good dry cleaner on call. In each episode, teams of competitors will be tasked with answering a series of trivia questions by cutting the correct wire on a “bomb.” If they get the answer wrong, the bomb will explode and cover them with something best served on a plate, not a body. In tonight’s premiere, there’ll be maple syrup bombs, but the future holds guacamole, macaroni and cheese, and wedding cake.

Come to think of it, being covered in a couple of those doesn’t sound so bad after all.