Ok, so the original was a bit cringeworthy, but this remake makes it all worthwhile. We Are The World, indeed. Even the Cyndi Lauper lookalike.
Japanese game shows are famous for ridiculing their contestants in ways that are shameful and humiliating — generally at the same time. But this one just about steals the show: ‘Crazy Japanese television guy takes off with a Water Bottle Rocket’ attached? Indeed. Sadly, he doesn’t get too far.
Ok, so whatever you do, no matter what happens and who does it, you mustn’t, ever laugh. Nope. Not even the faintest snicker. Why? Oh, well, it’s a game show, you see. And there’s prizes. But if you break, if a slight chuckle creeps out of your soul, you’re out. Get it? Out. OUT. Enjoy!
First there was human Tetris, then came human Pacman, and now, ladies and gentlemen, I give you the latest in madcap Japanese television: human Tenpin Bowling. Yes, my friends, strap on a helmet, lather up, and send those pins a flyin’.