Sunday, July 27, 2014

(Subbed) Gaki No Tsukai - Low Budget Episode edited by legendary producer Suga

The legendary Gaki producer, Suga gives his best(?) shot at editing the otherwise a boring footage of Gaki members just hanging out.

Monday, July 21, 2014

(Subbed) The Classic Gaki No Tsukai – Hamada vs. Matsumoto / Batsu Game

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. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

(Subbed) Clips of Matsumoto commenting on news about Hamada's infidelity

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.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

(Subbed) Sekai no Hatemade Itte Q - The Best of edition

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.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

(Subbed) Gobu Gobu - Hamada's Favorite Stuff in Osaka 4/4

Hamada introduces his "favorite" love hotel in this clip. It's hard not to wonder whether he's been a frequent guest at this hotel with his recently-found mistress.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

(Subbed) Gobu Gobu - Hamada's Favorite Stuff in Osaka 3/4

The comedy duo, License (if you're a fan of Gaki-no-tsukai, you've most likely seen them) is on the mission to find the curry that Atsushi can finish eating, which is probably impossible given the Atsushi's sensitivity to anything spicy.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

(Subbed) Gobu Gobu - Hamada's Favorite Stuff in Osaka 2/4

繁昌亭 - Hanjotei is a comedy theater in Osaka Tenmangu shrine where you can catch many of the local and nationally known rakugo performers. You can read more about this place at Osaka Info.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

(Subbed) Gobu Gobu - Hamada's Favorite Stuff in Osaka 1/4

The show "Gobu Gobu" features Hamada and his new sidekick Atsushi Tamura, and together, they explore what Kansai area has to offer in sightseeing and the cuisine. This first of the four clips show them attempting to make the most gourmet mixed fruit juice.

Monday, May 27, 2013

(Subbed) Downtown - In their younger days.

The “senpai and kōhai” relationship is an integral part of growing up and living in Japan. It’s a mentor system woven into all types of social settings including school, sports teams, and business settings.

It goes without saying in Japan that freshman are expected to behave a certain way towards students in grade levels higher than their own. And any student, regardless of age, must speak politely to his teachers. This custom continues as you venture into the business world where respect is strictly shown to coworkers with more experience.

You can imagine how this could get complicated once you're faced with an ambiguous situation. For example, there have been times when my good friend introduced me to a friend of his for the first time, and I spoke to him using タメ語 - Tamego (casual language). Then I later found out he’s much more “Senpai” in age than me. Looking back, my first clue should have been the honorific “san” (“Mister”) my friend placed behind the name of the person during the introduction.

As you watch the following video, you might not understand or appreciate the severity of DOWNTOWN's inexcusable behaviors in their younger days. But if you can grasp how rude it would be to address someone senior to you by their first name without using an honorific label, then you get the idea.