I Survived a Japanese Gameshow entire season *spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DancnDude, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Jun 25, 2008 #1 of 115
    DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

    10,532
    1,354
    Feb 7, 2001
    Madison, WI

    Advertisements

    Anybody else catch this show? I recorded it not knowing what it was all about, but I have to say it was completely hilarious and I can't wait for the next episode. I loved how they brought the contestants to the studio without telling them anything about what to expect and how surprised they were when they realized what was going on.

    And the Japanese host was just so funny. With their hand gesture they kept using and the whole audience banging on drums. So bizarre but I couldn't stop laughing. The yellow penguin, green monkey, other goofy graphics, and the bizarre costumes added a whole other layer to the show.

    As for the contestants, so far I liked the woman who was telling us about her pig tails the best. She just seemed really fun and sweet, and in it not only to win but also to have fun.

    And really what's up with the remote-control toilet? I have to admit being a tech geek I would probably be just as impressed as they were :eek: But what point does it serve and are there any buttons other than "flush"? It looked very big for just one button :confused:
     
  2. Jun 25, 2008 #2 of 115
    SeanC

    SeanC ECT

    9,691
    21
    Dec 30, 2003
    Someplace
    I was vaguely interested in Wipeout (is that what it was called? The show on before this.) It was only because I was watching that that I heard about ISaJG. I loved ISaJG, I laughed my ass off. I think this is going to be one of my top summer shows.
     
  3. Jun 25, 2008 #3 of 115
    SeanC

    SeanC ECT

    9,691
    21
    Dec 30, 2003
    Someplace
    Japanese toilet technology has always been WAY ahead of this country. Why the remote? Well, where would you put the controls for the toilet? They didn't show it but I suspect that there was a bidet control on there, probably a sound generator of some kind, so you can cover your own noises, and possibly an air freshener.
     
  4. Jun 25, 2008 #4 of 115
    pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    15,283
    142
    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    Loved the show. Was totally surprised what it was about.
     
  5. Jun 25, 2008 #5 of 115
    fmowry

    fmowry Well-Known Member

    10,644
    90
    Apr 30, 2002
    Baltimore, MD

    Advertisements

    I was disappointed. I didn't realize it was a reality show. I was hoping for more gameshow, and less hanging around.

    Frank
     
  6. Jun 25, 2008 #6 of 115
    pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    15,283
    142
    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    wow....that one blonde chick is CUTE. I loved the shirt she was almost wearing ;)
     
  7. Jun 25, 2008 #7 of 115
    Waldorf

    Waldorf Super Duper Member

    997
    0
    Oct 4, 2002
    Phoenix, AZ
    Just in case anyone hasn't seen (what I assume is) the inspiration for this show:

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3lj2z_snl-chris-farley-japanese-gameshow_fun

    SNL is very good at getting video removed from other sites, so here it is on their official hulu site, but there may be a 30 second ad prior to the vid:

    http://www.hulu.com/watch/18882/saturday-night-live-japanese-game-show

    Anyhoo, I'm loving Maji-Deh and looking forward to the season.

    Oh, and blonde chick is Meghan Cooper, former Hooters calendar girl from San Antonio and used to date Mario Lopez. Not that I googled or anything. ;)

    Finally, smart toilets in Japan feature perimeter sensing and open when you approach, auto flush and close when you leave, the remote is usually for the heating element, front and rear bidet/wash, air drying, deodorizing, and will link into your home media system for music and such.
     
  8. Jun 25, 2008 #8 of 115
    cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    39,087
    6,181
    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    I wasn't too crazy about the Staten Island princess with the wonky eyebrows. the rest of the contestants seemed ok.

    I can watch people falling on a treadmill all day.

    I'm not a fan of reality shows. I was hoping for more show and less reality but I'll watch next week too.
     
  9. Jun 25, 2008 #9 of 115
    TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

    7,218
    319
    Jul 10, 2000
    Dallas Texas
    That is one remote control that I wouldn't use. " honey, why are the buttons sticky?"
     
  10. Jun 25, 2008 #10 of 115
    Dssturbo1

    Dssturbo1 New Member

    1,871
    0
    Feb 22, 2005
    funny show and yes that girl meghan is hawt~

    was this show in hd?

    if so why not wipeout?

    locally it was not in hd due to constant weather overlays but thought the tivo guide said it would be hd.
     
  11. Jun 25, 2008 #11 of 115
    Waldorf

    Waldorf Super Duper Member

    997
    0
    Oct 4, 2002
    Phoenix, AZ
    If I recall, this one was in HD, but Wipeout was not.
     
  12. Jun 25, 2008 #12 of 115
    ElJay

    ElJay Active Member

    2,105
    12
    Apr 6, 2005
    Meghan? Mary was more like it!

    This was a fun show, but I'll have to watch it online until Hells Kitchen ends.
     
  13. Jun 25, 2008 #13 of 115
    sieglinde

    sieglinde Active Member

    5,378
    1
    Aug 11, 2002
    Sebastopol, CA
    I recorded this because I have been to Japan and there was something in the blurb about Japanese culture. hmmm. I never did figure out the fancy toilets.
     
  14. Jun 25, 2008 #14 of 115
    MikeMar

    MikeMar Go Pats

    46,057
    1,136
    Jan 7, 2005
    Boston...
    same, I canceled the SP
     
  15. Jun 25, 2008 #15 of 115
    DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    59,067
    4,497
    Apr 16, 2003
    Arizona
    They actually showed very little "hanging around." We only saw a couple of minutes from the house, and that was mostly to show them getting used to their new surroundings, the toilet, the Mama-san, and the slow chick. The vast majority of the show was devoted to the game show portions.
    Yeah, me too. Although I wondered why they didn't show any better shots of her. Seems like we saw a lot of her on the first day, but then on the second day when she was wearing that, we saw almost none of her.
     
  16. Jun 25, 2008 #16 of 115
    IndyJones1023

    IndyJones1023 Auteur

    54,245
    461
    Apr 1, 2002
    Orlando, FL
    Pretty fun show. The reality aspect threw me, but I'll enjoy it for what it's worth.
     
  17. Jun 25, 2008 #17 of 115
    Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    4,763
    358
    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    I think I just watched the entire thing with my jaw dropped open.

    Big problem... BIG solution!!!

    Sayonara! :up:
     
  18. Jun 25, 2008 #18 of 115
    steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    10,722
    0
    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    It's going to be fun watching Mama-san ride their a$$e$ when they're at the house.
     
  19. Jun 25, 2008 #19 of 115
    pcguru83

    pcguru83 RIP Misty

    5,642
    0
    Jan 18, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    Loved this show. I had completely forgotten this was coming on, but just happened to stumble upon in 15 minutes in. So glad I did, I'm likely hooked for the rest of the summer.
     
  20. Jun 26, 2008 #20 of 115
    HoldenBanky

    HoldenBanky Insert witty remark

    311
    0
    Oct 25, 2006
    NYC
    My wife mentioned the eyebrows and I was like I'm not looking at her eyebrows. Tried to explain how men just don't care and all that threading is for naught.
     

Share This Page

spam firewall

Advertisements