MXC is one of the greatest things of all time.
They have channels for EVERYTHING now. Why don't they have an Asian game show channel?
Fuck Iron Chef America.
This should be its own category at the Olympics.
That would actually be all I need to make the decision to subscribe to cable. I'm not sure what the rights are; I think most of the classic game shows on the Game Show Network are owned by the same production company, which might make things easier, but I dunno why nobody's thought of that, since I'm pretty sure there's less actual network channels in Japan than there are in the US. Quick! Pitch it to someone before someone steals your idea. And come back with your millions and show some pity on us lowly hundred-aires.
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I'm surprised neither GSN nor Buzzr (essentially, DirecTV/Sony's cable channel vs. Fox/FremantleMedia's over-the air digital subchannel) have put non-funnydubbed Asian game shows on their schedule. It would help the variety on those channels, for those who want a little more than Bob Eubanks and Gene Rayburn. I doubt G4 would have lasted as long as it did without Sasuke and Unbeatable Banzuke to prop it up somewhat.
This show is entertaining enough without the awful unfunny dub. This is like one step above those fan-made MST3K videos.
Besides the Takeshi's Castle I mentioned above (seriously what has Takeshi Kitano NOT done in his life?) I also saw a sub of the original show some years ago. I think it was just fan made and I don't speak Japanese worth a damn so I could be wrong, but it's taken pretty seriously and with less editing.
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Watching this I ended up wondering what the prize was for Takeshi's Castle and looked it up. It was only 00 and only 9 people won it over the course of 133 episodes. Then they sold the show to basically every country in their world to make funny dubs of it and made a fortune. They were brilliant.
Holy shit. Now Fox gives away 50,000 a week just to someone doing various things to make their human body hit an inflatable dartboard the closest. :(
I know the exact moment during this vid that I voted yes in the hopper, and I feel secure thinking that the other six people hit that yes button then too.
For whatever it's worth, I submitted it because of the activity depicted in the preload image.
And yes, when I watched that for the first time, in a flash of civic inspiration I thought, "Why stop at a talking filibuster? THIS is the mechanism by which Senate minorities should block legislation." But I am just on the edge of legally retarded.
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