Insane Game Shows
Speaking of extreme shows, the Japanese also take game shows to a level that we don’t even think is legal in most countries. If you haven’t seen the Saturday Night Live skit with Chris Farley on a Japanese game show, we recommend you have a look.
The Japanese do a masterful job at combining everything from the weird, the sexual, and the most intense, to make you wonder what exactly in the hell is going on. Take AKBingo for example, where young girls from the group AKB48 do wild competitions with the losers doing things like attaching tubes to their mouths and trying to blow live insects down each others’ throats.