We Are The Champions

Cheese rolling? Fantasy hairstyling? Yo-yo throwing?

Turns out I’m a total sucker for these odd obssessives and their bizarre pursuits.

“We Are The Champions” is a lot of fun to watch.

It’s currently ranked #9 on my “25 Funniest Documentaries List”

Thanks to Rich Wilde for putting this on my radar.

Trailer for “We Are The Champions”

Watch “We Are The Champions”

Stream “We Are The Champions” on Netflix here: https://www.netflix.com/title/81034679


  • My Rating: 91/100
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Ratings: 92/100 (User); /na (Critics) (isn’t it lame that no critics have rated this for RT!?)

Review of “We Are The Champions”

You gotta love the quirky, competitive spirit showcased throughout the Netflix series “We Are The Champions”.

I mean, you got grown men bouncing up and down on pogo sticks like popcorn kernels for a gold medal.

Grandmas cradling chihuahuas like babies because no one told them dog pageants are supposed to be ironic.

Whole families breathlessly watching some dude named Mustard try to catch kernels of corn with his teeth.

And you know what? I admire the guts, the passion.

If we all loved anything as much as these folks love championship onion chopping or fantasy flutist competitions, the world would be a better place!

Are the events themselves totally absurd?

Oh heck yes.

Did I need to see closeups of scary face stuffing or a woman hydroplaning across a lake with her nose?

Absolutely not.

Here are summaries of the 6 episodes:

  • S1 E1: Cheese Rolling: In an English village, hundreds gather each May to watch daring runners chase a wheel of cheese down a steep hill, risking injury for the chance to win.
  • S1 E2: Chili Eating: “Smokin’ Ed” Currie, inventor of the world’s hottest chili pepper, promises to burn competitors’ tongues in his inaugural Pepper Eating Challenge.
  • S1 E3: Fantasy Hair Styling: Stylists in New Orleans compete in the Fantasy Hair Competition, crafting elaborate, sculptural hair creations inspired by Mardi Gras, transforming models into head-to-toe visions.
  • S1 E4: Yo-Yo: In Cleveland, world-class competitors take part in the World Yo-Yo contest, where elaborate routines and original moves push the boundaries of the classic toy.
  • S1 E5: Dog Dancing: The best dog dancers in the world compete at the Open European Championship, mastering over 400 commands in a single four-minute routine. The top dog wins a trophy and $500, but the real goal is to break Rosie the Ribeter’s record jump distance.
  • S1 E6: Frog Jumping: The annual frog jumping championship in Angels Camp, California, sees hopeful amphibians leaping for glory. The champion gets a star on the “Hop of Fame”, a trophy, and $500, but the ultimate prize is breaking Rosie the Ribeter’s record jump of 21 feet and 5.75 inches.

Thanks for reading!

Rob Kelly, Chief Maniac, Daily Doc