Oh! Mikey (The Fuccons)

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 19 March 2012

Japanese artist Yoshimasa Ishibashi’s mid-noughties TV series Oh! Mikey has a winning cast of voice-dubbed mannequins and dialogue that is as silly as it is sharp. This is catnip for humans.

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Bizarre but brilliant Japanese television commercial

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Video on Thursday 26 August 2010

David Lee Roth and Lionel Richie faces painted on the sumo-like bodies of two skirt chasing locals? Yes, only in Japan would you get a commercial as bizarre — and awesome — as this.

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Japanese Water Bottle Rocket fail

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Video on Thursday 19 August 2010

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.

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I love Japanese game shows

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Video on Monday 25 August 2008

On this Japanese game show, contestants are forbidden from laughing while watching classmates learn English. Yes, yes, it has to be said: what the hell will they think of next. Damn, it’s funny though.

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Wake you up

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in Video on Friday 13 July 2007

Oh man, it’s a good thing I’m not living in Tokyo as I’d probably never leave the house. Japanese TV is the best. Want proof? Check out this clip from a prank show called Wake You Up where hapless victims are woken from their slumber in the most … ummm … ruthless of ways.

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