グルメリポート(Gourmet Report) - Foodie reporters are all over Japanese TV shows. Almost all morning and afternoon news shows would have segment dedicated to reporting on (usually) the local restaurant's popular food.
Every year from 1990 through 2003, the Downtown duo, Matsumoto and Hamada bet against each other on the Japanese baseball championship series. They were also known to bet on which team, red or white, would be the victor of the annual-year-end singing competition on NHK channel.
Following may help you understand parts of Matsumoto's comment:
CHAGE & ASKA is a popular music duo comprised of two male singers, Chage and Aska. Back in May 2014, Aska was taken into policy custody for possession of the control narcotics. Subsequently, his partner Chage publicly apologized on his behalf.
世界の果てまでイッテQ - Sekai no Hatemade Itte Q - roughly translates to "Going to the end of the world," has been one of the more popular shows in Japan since 2007. The show introduces viewers a series of off-beat events happening all over the world by having the celebrity participate in them. With lots of clever editing and abundance of popup captions with sound effects, it certainly makes these foreign events intriguing and fun.