• Jan 30, 2008
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]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Crazy Japanese. That was fun.
      • 6 Years Ago
      There's a Lexus joke in there somewhere, but damned if I can find it.
      Becky
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would love to see the Japanese women try to do these lol...Japanese women are like blondes... uhh... u get the picture lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      SUTA-TO!!

      This and "Ninja Warrior" make my day. Can comcast add Sasuke to the channel line up? Was this on Sasuke?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I stumbled upon "Ninja Warrior" one day browsing TV and couldn't stop watching! It's such a crazy show with likewise people.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The commentator adds a lot to it, kind of how Andres Cantor got a lot of people into soccer.

      I like the human tetris game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll2kajMH2u0
        • 6 Years Ago
        wow the human tetris was great! i haven't laughed like that in months!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Parking Cahmpion remains Elwood Blues to me.... :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Justin Gardiner, our man in Japan, sent the following, which is his personal favorite: opening beer bottles with a bottle opener mounted to a helicopter skid.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUvmPj9zU64

      Japan TV wins.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Man, that's just the definition of fine TV entertainment, isn't it?
        • 6 Years Ago
        these type are shows are awesome!