May 16, 2008 05:44 AM by Jennifer_Brown
They’ve begun shooting one of the zaniest reality TV shows yet made. I Survived a Japanese Game Show has taken 10 Americans, many of whom have never traveled outside the country before, to Japan for filming of some crazy and hilarious stunts, game show-style.
Some of the challenges viewers can expect to see are:
Why is This Food So Hard to Eat? In this challenge, one teammate will be running fast in place on a treadmill with a plate of food strapped to his/her head. The other teammate will be leaning over a platform, stretching to try and reach the moving food and eat it.
Crazy Crane Finds Fluffy Bear: This challenge will have one blindfolded teammate operating a crane, which is dangling another teammate over a pile of stuffed bears. The dangling teammate must grab up as many of the toys as he/she can.
Chicken Butt Scramble: Yeah, it’s what it sounds like. Contestants will have to don chicken suits and then smash oversize eggs filled with goo… with their butts only.
Host/Interpreter Tony Sano, an American actor fluent in Japanese will be guiding the players through their stay in Japan. House mother Mamasan will be on hand to stir the pot. And the witty game show host Rome Kanda will lead the contestants through all of the zany challenges. The winner will receive $250,000 (But do they get to keep the chicken suit?).
Filming has begun for I Survived a Japanese Game Show. The show is set to premiere Tuesday, June 24th at 9:00 PM (ET) on ABC.
Photo Courtesy: ABC