Some of those shapes look like none of the holes were wide enough for an adult sized body to slip through, even if they were able to get into the exact right position.
The best solution for the last one isn't to try to throw your buddy, it's to put the fourth person on the floor, head towards the block-out, feet towards the pool, between the legs of the person on the far right.
I'm pretty sure that was intentional. Some of these gameshows just like to be completely cruel and not give the contestant even the slightest chance just for laffs.
This even proves more that UK/US TV sucks. :)
...but are they smarter than 5th graders?
Uh, couldn't you just lie down so your head is facing the "tetris wall" and your feet are facing the pool, and draw your arms close? One guy did that and of course succeeded, and unless the hole is off the ground, it's the best strategy always.
Oh, wait. I'm not thinking like Japanese popular culture. What I mean to say is, couldn't you build a giant robot made of butts or something to solve this problem for you?
The best strategy wins you zero style points.
How about the giant robot made of butts?
But it's so sad and profound! Especially at the end where three of them lift the 4th guy up and they all fail.
It's even worse when you consider that there are four (vaguely) people-shaped holes in the, uh, template(?) but five people trying to fit through it.
If you look carefully there is a "play area" strip that the contestants have to stay within.
They didn't appear to DQ the guy who did what merovingian suggested; maybe you just have to keep your feet within the play area.
Hm. Recently you've been posting all sorts of things about a week after I see them. Are you back-stalking me via internets?