Saturday, May 19, 2007

Japanese TV shows

In Japan, it is quite nice to have a TV at home. You may not understand what they are talking about, but sometimes you don't need to understand to have fun. Do you remember Takeshi joo (Takeshi's Castle / Humor Amarillo)... many TV channels broadcast similar shows in the evening. Japanese like having fun... that's clear... and they like shows in which people are scared out or physically punished...

This video shows an example of some TV show in which comedians are in a library and the one that gets the X gets some kind of punishment. However funny, sometimes is too cruel...



This second sample is part of a series in which comedians can't laugh no matter what they are done or what they see. I was watching this show last New Year's Eve...



Finally, a prank in which a guy is told he has been contracted by one of the main TV companies in Japan and that a taxi is waiting for him to go immediately to that company. The guy buys it and the fun starts... For you to understand a bit more, after a few crazy turns, the taxi driver tells the guy to put on the seat belt because they are using a shortcut. After that, you can understand by yourselves. The final remark is also quite funny. When the car stops, the taxi driver asks the guy for 660 yens for the ride.



My only concern about all these funny shows is that some day somebody will get really hurt... sometimes is too extreme... many of those pranks and crazy stuff would not be allowed in Europe for moral issues...

2 comments:

luiSete said...

Cuanta verguenza se siente hoy al ser seguidor del atletico de madrid. Y sin embargo, el domingo estaremos vitoreandolos y animandolos como siempre. La mejor aficion del mundo.
Sin duda alguna.
Pero que lastima...

Alvaro said...

La verdad es q ayer os dieron bien...teniais q haber ganado... tenia muchas esperanzas en el atleti para apretar la liga... ;-)