I Survived A Japanese Game Show

Saturday 11 October, 7.30pm

The craziness continues this Saturday for the remaining Americans competing on TV2’s I Survived a Japanese Game Show.

This week features two more ridiculous tasks for the competitors in Japan. The first game, ‘Sticky Sticky Bang Bang’, has one team mate dressed in velcro and suspended by a wire, while his or her team mates shoot and toss projectiles from the opposite side of the game platform onto their velcro suit. However, the opposing team gets to pull the suspended team mate from side to side, making it hard for the objects to stick and be caught. The goal of the game is to attach as many projectiles as possible onto the velcro suit in the allotted time.

‘You Swing And Hope For The Best’ has a contestant swinging on ropes from a platform into a line of seven doors, one at a time, trying to find the three solid doors in the fastest time. In true Japanese game show form, the remaining four breakaway doors each have a ludicrous surprise waiting behind them for the contestants.

Saturday 13 September, 7.30pm

I Survived A Japanese Game Show is TV2’s hilarious new unscripted reality game show. It takes an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at 10 Americans – many of whom have never travelled outside the United States – who are whisked away to Japan to compete in the ultimate Japanese game show for their chance to win $250,000.

Guiding the American players through their stay in Japan will be presenter/interpreter Tony Sano (Spring Break in Japan, Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight); a house mother called Mamasan; and the witty game show host Rome Kanda (Pink Panther, Saturday Night Live), who leads the contestants through all of the zany challenges.
The competitions range from the comical to the ridiculous, including such things as the ‘crazy crane finds fluffy bear’ challenge, where a blindfolded team mate must operate a moving crane while another team mate precariously dangles trying to collect as many stuffed animals as they can. There’s also the ‘chicken butt scramble’ where chicken suit-wearing contestants create their own version of Japanese scrambled eggs by attempting to smash goo-filled oversized eggs with their behinds.
See how the American contestants perform in such inventive and bizarre circumstances on I Survived A Japanese Gameshow, Saturday night at 7.30pm.