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On Tonight: Summer Olympics, Wipeout and World's Dumbest

It's time for Thursday night TV tips from Elissa Bass.

Thursday, Aug. 2

Summer Olympics, 8 p.m., NBC

Tonight, Gymnastics: women's all-around final; swimming, finals: men's 200m backstroke, men's 200m individual medley, women's 200m breaststroke, women's 100m freestyle; beach volleyball, men's: USA vs. Czech Republic; rowing: women's eights. The ‘team’ round of gymnastics always baffles me. They are really not a team. They are merely a group of similarly dressed young women who perform individually.

Wipeout, 9 p.m., ABC

An Olympics version of this would be so great – former Olympians facing off against Batter Up, Panic Hammocks and the Spin Psycho.

World’s Dumbest, 9 p.m., TruTV

Oh, don’t tell me you don’t watch this when you happen upon it while channel surfing. Of course you do. I do. Tonight, dumbest partiers, including “A baseball game streaker; a drunk falling up a hill; a wedding dance you have to see to believe.” There but for the grace of God, people …

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