While we're stuck with Knight Rider
and a bunch of really crappy game and reality shows during the writers strike, in Japan, reality/game/variety programs manage to turn generally mundane tasks into TV gold. Maybe we should import their
shows during this time of need -- stuff like TV Champions
, which recently aired an episode dedicated to finding Japan's greatest car parker. In the video above, professional drivers were tasked with flooring an Impreza STi in reverse, guiding it into a marked spot, and popping a balloon mounted against a wall of cans without knocking them over. Bonus: it's all set to Kenny Loggins' Top Gun
classic, "Danger Zone." After the jump, we have the second segment, in which the drivers needed to back a 170cm-wide Toyota bB into a 171cm-wide corral. This is not easy. The completely
unhinged host of the show ices the cake with his over-the-top calls in both segments. Who cares if you can't understand a word. It's wildly entertaining. Watch for yourselves. Thanks for the tip, catgirlshyla!
[Source: Japan Probe]