Archive for the ‘Funny Stuff’ Category
Also, some Japanese games can be very harsh for some people. But for the Japanese, the games are fun and made to make people laugh, and that’s all they care about.
The famous “spank-for-laughing” game: the Batsu (Punishment) Games.
The best-known video is the english-lesson video part of the season 3 where the guys had to spend a day in high school:
The graduation day – more spanking!
Hillarious, even the spankers can’t help laughing.
There are 5 seasons of the No Laughing game:
No-Laughing Hot Spring Inn (2003)
No Laughing in Yugawara (2004)
No-Laughing High School (2005)
No-Laughing Police Station (2006)
No-Laughing Hospital (2007)
The group is called Gaki no Tsukai. To watch all videos with English sub, click here. He has all 13 video of Gaki No Tsukai Onsen Batsu 1.
There’s another recently well-known game played by Gaki no Tsukai, the Silent Library Game. So much for the name, the game isn’t silent at all even though they are trying so hard. It’s really funny!
No sub for these videos, but there aren’t much talking.
Again, as always, there’s some other version, like this one by Binghamton University students:
The ones below are pretty extreme. Yes, they are funny, but I don’t quite get it, a little bit out of the line IMO.
This one is simply OUCH:
If you think I Survived Japanese Game Show is stupid and humiliating, you may be right. The Majide show itself might not be a real show, but that’s how other game show is in Japan. They wear silly outfits (even the host is wearing a dress), the challenges are crazy, the audience is loud and the background is flashingly colorful, but the show is hillarious. Take a look at these videos, they are from the same game show (Majide-type of games)
The famous spinning platforms:
This one is similar with one of Majide’s challenge, but with boxing twist:
Here’s another video:
Note: If you are wondering why those people run to the ice bucket after they fall to the pool, it’s because the pool is full with hot water. Japanese people is well-known for their hot bath, and apparently fond of spinning too. You can see the pool is steaming in the video below:
Next time, I’ll write about other types of Japanese game show, and of course, more videos! 🙂
So FOX is going to air their version of Human Tetris this coming September (I’ll keep you posted on the exact date of the season premier). If you don’t know what Human Tetris is, check this video out.
For those of you who cannot wait until FOX air Hole in the Wall, you can catch the Ellen Degeneres’ version of it “Thru the Wall of Take a Fall”:
Human Tetris is game show invented by Japanese (duh) and become a big hit like Takeshi Castle so that many countries make their own version of the game.
On her show, Ellen sometimes play another japanese game show, the “Marshmallow” game. Well, she’s not actually playing the game, it’s some women from the audience who play.
It’s just hilarious, I never knew human face can be that distorter. 😆
The Japanese version:
This marshmallow game also has affected everyone. And because the game is fairly simple and easy to play, people can play it at home too, like this video below:
Even by kids:
In this finale, the players competed individually, no more green monkey or yellow penguin. And every challenge was an elimination challenge, the player with the lowest score or longest time would have to say sayonara to $250,000.
So in the first challenge, the final four was set to free out of Toho Studio. For the first time, they had a game outdoor. The had to complete 5 tasks: getting someone to draw moustache on their face, getting a local to kiss them and getting the picture taken, getting someone to dress as liberty statue, getting a business card, and finally finding 3 people to do the wave. With their limited Japanese, they seemed to have trouble asking people for a favor (the locals thought they were selling something).
Donnell got kissed by a grandma, and Justin got kissed by a dude. Donnell was so desperate when asking people. In the end, Meagan was the winner of the first challenge, her good looks made the challenges easier for her. Belinda finished last, so she was the first one to go bye-bye.
After completing the first challenge, the winners: Justin, Donnell, and Meaghan got a treat. Their loved ones came to the studio and they got to spend time with them (for few minutes) before the next challenge started. On the second challenge, they had to wear sumo sponge suit, and they had to transfer as much water as possible with that suit while getting through an obstacle course. This challenge requires a good amount of strength, so Meaghan was in disadvantage. And, the last girl standing lost, good job Meaghan. So the winner was between Donnell and Justin.
On the final showdown between Donnell and Justin, they had all the old challenges combined: spinning chair, tricycle, egg popping, sticky wall, mochi, and the fake doors. If Meaghan had made it to this round, I seriously doubt she would win, the sticky wall part really required strong arms and it wouldn’t be fair for her to compete against Justin or Donnell. Justin and Donnell were almost always neck to neck all the time, but Justin got a little head start, and in the end he won. So Congratulations Justin! 🙂 But don’t spend all that money to buy your girlfiend jewelry (not that it’s wrong) but at least save some of them for future. I feel bad for Donnell, he’s a good competitior and he had a good heart to accept his defeat. Congrats to you both.
I highly doubt they will make 2nd season because it won’t be as huge as this one (but I’m secretly hoping otherwise). But, I would love to watch another show like this in the future. Heh, who am I kidding? I’ll be on it! Until then, sayonara! 8)
Tonight on Wipeout: Wipey Award! The best of wipeout moments over the past few weeks, with categories like: Best Dance, Best Romance, and many more. Even though it wasn’t really a new episode, but it was really funny. It’s the funniest wipeout moments. Miss it? Watch it online at abc.com
Right now, it’s Japanese Game Show. In this finale, the players competed individually, no more green monkey or yellow penguin. And every challenge was an elimination challenge, the player with the lowest score or longest time would have to say sayonara to $250,000. Read to find out who won Japanese Game Show Finale. 🙂
*Update: ABC is casting for 2nd season of I Survived Japanese Game Show & Wipeout, click here to find out how.
Anyway, for those of you who wondered what does Majide really means, you’re not alone. Someone asked that on Yahoo! Answers, and out of many answers, I quoted these 2, since I think they are the best answers:
はい (read: ha i) means yes.
majide is soured from (真面目に) マジで (read: ma ji de)、マジ (read:ma ji) means true,real.
本当に=ほんとうに (read: hon to ni?) means “is it really?” so you can replace majide with hotoni. majide= hotoni.
hai majide=”Yes, really””Is it true?” or “no kidding”.
The other one is:
The Japanese translation of Majide (マジで？) is “seriously?!” in an inquisitive, yet exclamatory sense, meaning roughly “you have to be crazy.” The Japanese characters for the on-screen logo shown on the wall in the program read “Honki de” (本気で) (meaning simply “Seriously” or “Wholeheartedly”).
The Emperor’s New Groove (2000) is one of my favorite Disney animation movies of all time. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a hillarious comedy about a self-centered emperor, Kuzco (David Spade) who had to learn a lesson that universe doesn’t evolve around him the hard way. I love every characters in the movie, Kuzco, Pacha (John Goodman), Kronk (Patrick Warburton), and even the villian, Yzma (Eartha Kitt). The humor is for all ages, from youngster to adults. Trust me, this movie is Llama-funny.
So anyways, so I was channel-hopping on TV, then I saw it on Disney Channel. I thought, “Sweet! Finally something worth watching.” So after a few minutes, I realize that I wasn’t watching the movie, but the tv series. It’s called Emperor’s New School, the adapted version of the movie. The story is about Kuzco returning to school to complete his education before he can claim the throne. All the characters from the movie are on the show. Yzma disguises herself as a principal Amzy (:lol: smart). There are some new characters: teachers, school-mates, and Kuzco’s crush, the Hottie-Hot-Hottie, Malina. All the original cast from the movie are back, except David Spade. His voice is taken over by J.P. Manoux, but I don’t mind the new Kuzco voice, in fact, he’s really funny.
So yeah, now I watch Disney Channel too along with my fellow juniors.
When watching one of the episodes, during the break, I saw that they made Emperor’s New Groove 2! But this time Kronk is the man, so it’s called Kronk’s New Groove. The movie went straight to DVD, but I love it anyways. And actually I kinda like this one better than the first one. Don’t get me wrong, the first one is hilarious. But after watching a lot of Emperor’s New School, I’m very used to watch Kuzco. So, watching Kronk as the lead character is kinda refreshing. 🙂
I just finished watching ABC’s new shows: Wipeout and I Survived a Japanese Game Show, and I love them! They are so funny and crazy (in a good way), and the games really require physical stunts. I’ve been a fan of Japanese culture for a while, and believe it or not, they are way crazier than Americans. They are more willing to dress silly and try crazy things. I even dedicate a page for japanese game show along with weekly recap, check it out here.
From the first time I saw the trailer of Wipeout, I immideately know that it’s the American version of MXC on Spike TV. The show is called Takeshi Palace in Japan. I’ve watched MXC palace few times, and I like it, but sometimes I just don’t get the jokes, because they’re Japanese jokes and slang. And the people who dub it change it to be more American, but it’s not working. So when I see the American version of Takeshi palace w/ real american people and in English, I know I just have to watch it. Their games are similarly silly and crazy, but the rules are quite different. But it’s ok, I still like it. The hosts also give funny jokes about the players, like giving them nicknames and such. The winner of each episode will win $50,000, same price of Fear Factor. This makes me think that this show is similar to fear factor, but it’s not to conquer fear, but more like challenge physical strength and willingness to get dirty.
After wipeout, the next show is “I survived a japanese game show” (I’ll call it jgs for short). In this show, they take 10 Americans to Japan. The contestants have no idea what kind of reality show they’re going into. They have to battle in a crazy and wacky japanese show wearing silly outfits. The winning team gets a pleasant prize (this week they got a helicopter tour of Tokyo) and they are safe from elimination. The losing team will get “punishment,” and they have to choose 2 people to battle in a game to decide who goes home. The last person standing will win $250,000, pretty sweet. This show is outrageously funny. I laughed out so loud, I forget everything that I had been through today (it hasn’t really been a pleasant day).
There’s another japanese show that’s going to be played on FOX called Hole in the Wall. I watched the japanese version on youtube , and I just couldn’t stop laughing. Watch it here:
For more videos of the game, just search “human tetris” on youtube, and you’ll see more version of this game played in many countries. Interested in participating? FOX is actually is trying to find players. Can’t wait to watch this one too. I even dedicate a page for japanese game show, check it out here.