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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!
Part 1:

Part 2:

No sub for these videos, but there aren’t much talking.
Part one:

Part two:

Part three:

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:

So I just watched Hole in the Wall sneak peak, and I love it. Even without the sneak peak, I’m sure I’ll watch it 😛 Anyway, this show really use the same format as the japanese version: the Human Tetris, even the players’ suit and helmet. So the players (2 groups of 3) have to face each other in 3 rounds, and the team with most points after 3 rounds can get into the bonus round. But there’s a catch on bonus round, the guy/girl to do the job is blind folded and the teammates must give him/her directions. It’s really funny!

Anyway, if you miss the sneak peak, there’ll be another sneak peak on Tuesday after the premier of Fringe. But Hole in the Wall itself will premier on Thursday (9/11) at 8pm EST. So don’t miss it!

After reading abc’s message boards, I worried a little and wondered if abc will make a new season of the show. ABC President, Steve MacPherson said that if the ratings didn’t improve then we probably wouldn’t see another season of the show. Now that season 5 is over, there is no news about this at all. Fans at abc message board are planning to do more than making video to save the mole, they’re going to send MacPherson lemons with a sad face on it 😯 (Paul drew a face on a lemon in one of the episode). One fan offers a suggested letter that makes other lemon references: “Consider this an avid fan of throwing lemons at you if you don’t renew The Mole for another season. You know what they say when life gives you lemons? You make lemonheads and renew another season of The Mole!”

While researching some more, I found this website: http://molecasting.com/show1.html (UPDATE note: The website is no longer available) for The Mole Casting. I’m not sure if it was for the 5th season or for the new one, abc’s official website has no info about this. I guess they take applications while waiting for green light from abc. Or maybe not, I don’t know.

Another info that I’d like to share about other shows how to participate in Wipeout. They are still open casting, so if you’re interested, visit this site: http://www.mysticartpictures.com/wipeout.htm Other than Wipeout, other people have been asking me about how to play in I survived A Japanese Game Show. To be honest, I have no idea. So far, there is no news on the 2nd season, maybe the producers are still thinking about it. I’ll keep you posted if any news comes up about this game. (UPDATE: They’re casting 2nd season of Japanese Game Show, go check my latest post! 🙂 )Lastly, Hole in the Wall: they have finished casting for the first season. Here’s the official link: http://www.fox.com/hitw.htm

Craig’s laugh on the beginning of the show sounded a little evilish. Edit note: I was right Craig is The Mole, read here. Nicole, like me, also suspected Craig, whereas Craig suspected Mark. Mark, in the mean time, was still undecided.

The first challenge was hard and confusing at first. They had to defuse a bomb and all clues were scattered all around the room. Without giving any instructions, Jon left the 3 players to solve the mission. Craig found the hidden time zone, and Mark and Nicole got to read the time zone map and wrote it on the board (so one of them could sabotage the mission by reading the wrong number). After getting weird combination of letters, Craig suggested to double check with the map again, which was a handy way to waste time. It turned out that Nicole misread the some of the cities’ time zone. After, partly solving the clue, they ended up with Red + Blue. They could not decide to cut Red and Blue wires or purple one. Craig thought Mark was over-thinking stuff (they had only more than a minute) and stalled the mission. Nicole called Purple, and it was right!

The second and final mission in the game was an invidual mission to race and solve clues upon clues. The first one to finish would have a huge decision to make: to add more money to the pot OR to get a clue about the mole. Craig had the advantage because he learned about the area since he got there, on the other hand, Mark was having a hard time getting to his first destination, but he recovered and picked up his pace. Meanwhile, Nicole did a little crazy dancing and didn’t even complete her task. Nicole had been acting weird (not the first time she did it), but it made me suspect Nicole a little.

So Craig and Mark were neck to neck to their final destination. Mark was a better runner, but he had to run farther (he was going to the wrong direction in the beginning). In the end, Mark won and he decided to take the briefcase, but we didn’t get a peek at all, darn it! 😛 Because Mark took the briefcase, Craig even suspected him to be the mole, because that’s just logical what the mole would do.

Tonight’s quiz had 20 questions instead of the usual 10, and apparently today is not the finale! 😕 No one got executed and the mole will be revealed next week, along with the clues leading to him/her along the way. How the mole sabotaged the mission also would be revealed. The season finale of the mole will air on August 12 at 10 pm EST on abc, don’t miss it! 🙂 Next week is gonna be a great finale, can’t wait.

So who do you think is the Mole? I still believe it’s Craig.

OMG, this week’s Japanese Game Show is sooooooooo funny! They had to cross dress. Meaghan wearing a tux was okay. But Donnell (I’ve spelled his name wrong all along) and Andrew had to wear a gown! And in the middle of the game, Andrew’s gown fell down showing his hairy chest. The game was pretty simple, but the spinning chair was so fast. Anyways, Meaghan screwed up by putting the heart lock on her back (maybe she was too dizzy), and after that she took the key and dropped it causing Green Monkey team to lose a good amount of time. BUT, in the end Green Monkey team won! I’m so happy for them. 😛

This week’s reward is better than previous ones. Meaghan and Donnell got to stay in the most luxurious and modern hotel (priced at $12k a night). They got to ride in a limo, get a room w/ private chef and waiters, private swimming pool and get to order whatever they want – gourmet of course. And Meaghan ordered Pizza (yes, you read it right) and got it! 🙂 I don’t blame Meaghan for ordering a Pizza. As much as I like eating any type of cuisine, eating the same style of food for weeks will bore anyone. I so want to trade place with any of them.

On the other hand, Yellow Penguin finally lost after winning 4x in a row. They had to spend a night at a capsule hotel, where everything is tiny. Bento box was small and cold. And the capsule room was tight and confined, and it’s more like corpse’s chamber at morgues. They were also given nurse-like pjs.

Of course, Justin and Andrew were pretty smart. They made their own decision, because they didn’t want to face each other. So against Belinda’s will, Andrew volunteered himself and dragged Belinda down to elimination game. The game was changing clothes, and there was a special guest who played the game with them. They were told that that guy was the champion of fast clothes changing. But he actually got a twin 😆 so he always won. Belinda had better experince in changing clothes, so she won. Time for Andrew to go.

So next week 2 people on each team, one guy and one girl. Apparently next week is the final episode, so out of those 4 people one will win $250,000.

Today’s wipeout players didn’t do so good on the wipeout zone. 3 of them took more than 16 minutes to complete, compared to the average 8 minutes from the previous weeks’ players. Well, this week, the wipeout zone was made more challenging. The pool was filled with foams, so when the players fell down, they had to swim through the foam pool.

On other news, the winners of the Burn Notice book, The Fix, had been announced on Tod Goldberg’s blog. No, I wasn’t one of the lucky winners 😥 I guess I have to buy the book by myself. To see the winners of the contest, visit Tod’s blog here.

The Mole?

Posted on: July 15, 2008

Last night, something came up to me about the mole. Maybe the producers want to make a big twist this season, that is by not having a mole at all in the group 😯 I know it sounds crazy, but I think it’s possible that there’s no mole on the group, but the players have no clue.

Edit Note: Nevermind. After logically thought about it, there’s no way that there’s no mole. If there’s no mole, then the quiz will have no answers. 😳

Boo hoo, I just checked ABC’s schedule, and apparently there will be no new The Mole episode tonight. The show before it (the bachelorette) is having a finale today, and they’re gonna have the reunion at 10 pm. But the good news is, next week, there will be 2 hours of The Mole. The first hour will be the recap of the game so far (it’s halfway from finish), and the following hour would be the new episode. Can’t wait until next week. 🙂

Well, for some people summer is a great time to relax. I totally agree. Another thing that I love about summer, a lot of new TV shows and new seasons of the others.

These past few weeks, I spend a lot of time watching TV when I want to relax or just have nothing to do. And ever since I wrote about Japanese Game Show post and I saw how many people are actually have the same interest as me, I would like to share more about what I watch on TV.

I like funny tv shows, I watch American Funniest Home Videos and other similar programs. So, it’s natural for me to like the japanese game shows on ABC. I don’t watch MXC often though, because I just don’t know when it’s airing (I think it’s usually in the afternoon, when I’m working). Other TV show that I currently watching is: The Mole (also on ABC). It’s a show where a group of players compete and/or play as a team, and one of them is The Mole who will always try to sabotage every mission. The goal of the game is to figure out who’s The Mole, and the player will the most knowledge about the mole will win in the end. It’s on halfway of the game, only 6 players left. I think next Monday, it’s gonna be a recap of the half season.

Another channel that I watch a lot is USA. I’m waiting for new seasons of Burn Notice, Monk and Psych. I like those 3 shows very much, and I do my best not to miss them. And if I do, I’ll make sure watch it online :-P. I love action and I love comedy, so of those 3 my absolute fave is Burn Notice. I didn’t watch the first season when it aired. But I got to watch one of the encore episode and fell in love. So I finished watching the first episode online and can’t wait until next week when season 2 begins. It’s a story about a spy who get fired, so he’s trying to figure out what’s going on while taking “part-time” jobs to help regular people in trouble.

When I’m in the mood for something more serious, I watch Law&Order and CSIs, but not very often. I also watch cartoon. I love watching The Simpsons, Futurama, Family Guy, Naruto, Bleach, etc. I watch American Gladiator, and I will watch Olympics this coming August. Oh, and I also watch HGTV and Food Network for some ideas. Hmm, that’s all the TV shows I watch, that I can think of now.

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.


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