I Survived a Japanese Game Show: Tonight's Episode Preview
I Survived a Japanese Game Show: Tonight's Episode Preview
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
I Survived a Japanese Game Show, the program that attempts to lure American audiences by inflicting pain, suffering and humiliation for a laugh, kicked off its first episode last month with unsatisfactory reviews and mediocre ratings that are gradually going downhill week by week. Hopefully, tonight's new episode will perk up the show and attract more viewers as I Survived a Japanese Game Show introduces two new games.

For those who are not familiar with the program, I Survived a Japanese Game Show follows 10 Americans as they compete in the ultimate Japanese game show in Tokyo.  Each week, a player will be eliminated and the final winner will take home $250,000.  So far, Olga Medvedev, Ben Hughes and Darcy Sletager have already been axed from the competition.

On tonight's episode, the contestants will be introduced to two new challenges.  First up is Big Baby Go Boom, which features teammates dressed like babies and spun in an oversized crib.  The dizzy teammate will then climb out of the crib and make his or her way through an obstacle course carrying two cups filled with milk to pour into a large baby bottle.  As expected, the team that gets the most milk in the bottle in the allotted time wins.

The craziness continues in the second game called Big Chicken Butt Scramble, where players get coated in oil and must roll in feathers until they are completely covered.  Subsequently, they have to run to oversized nests and, using only their butts, pop huge yolky balloon “eggs.”  The contestant who pops the most balloons in the allotted time wins.

I Survived a Japanese Game Show is hosted by Tony Sano, who guides the players through their stay in Japan, and Rome Kanda, who leads the American contestants through all of the zany games.  Fans can catch a new episode every Tuesday at 9pm ET/PT on ABC.



-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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