Top 10 Weirdest Japanese Game Shows You Have to See to Believe
The world of Japanese game shows is best known for its sadomasochistic physical challenges.
When it comes to baffling, jaw-dropping game shows, Japan truly has no rival.
Check out these top 10 weirdest Japanese game shows and you will know what I'm saying.
10. Candy Or Not Candy?
In this deliciously hilarious and straightforwardly titled game, celebrity contestants must guess which of several apparently inanimate objects are candy, and which are not candy.
They must then take a big, ravenous bite of the objects they believe to be candy, thus ending up with a yummy hunk of sugary goodness or a humiliating mouthful of whatever random item that actually is.
The candy is made from Japanese "sokkuri sweets" that can be molded into crazy-intricate shapes. Below, is he biting into any old picture frame, or one delectable piece of chocolate?
Oh. Just a picture frame. Try again! Shoe or chocolate?
9. Human Slip 'n Slide
In this charming bit of highbrow entertainment, a lube-soaked middle-aged man attempts to slide across a slippery row of young, bikini-clad women.
That's one way to turn your midlife crisis into split-second, small-screen fame.
8. Marshmallow Rubber Band
This competition appeared on Japanese variety show "Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!!" which has brought you pain, humiliation and vaguely cruel hilarity since October 3, 1989.
Players are supposed to catch the marshmallows with their mouths, while their heads are attached to a rubber band.
If this isn't sickeningly funny for you to watch, you probably won't like many other Japanese game shows.