The Japanese comedian was tasked with doing the “most American conversation” on a TV show with the ensuing Glee going viral in a resurrection clip.
A viewer shared an excerpt from the show, which he said shabekuri 007, showing seven men wearing suits.
Redditor SearchTheSub, aka Ahmed Lasto, posted the clip on the site’s funny forum, where it has received more than 60,000 upvotes and more than 2,000 comments.
The clip is believed to have originally aired in 2016, but is currently going viral after being shared on Sunday.
“Japanese contestants must have the most American conversations,” he captioned the video.
shabekuri 007, which debuted in 2008, is said to be an unscripted talk show featuring comedians from various circles called Neptune, Cream Stew and Tutorials.
The show is believed to feature different guests each week, depending on the improvisation and comedy of its cast. One segment in particular, featuring guest star actor Ryohei Suzuki, saw comedians impersonating Americans.
Suzuki begins by asking one: “So I hear you guys are like a group, like a comedy group? What do you like most about each other?”
Gives an answer: “B blood type.”
Shaking hands with another comedian Yoshimi Tokui and hugging Brother, saying: “I have a question for you. Are you a terrorist?”
The rest of the comedians continue to trade jokes and questions as they ask “What’s your name?” and “Have a nice day,” while one, Taizo Harada, repeatedly asks his fellow comedians to fight, “Please go to war.”
The conversation descends into shouting with more chants of “what’s your name”, as others shout “shut up” and “shut up”.
Their take on a typical American conversation was praised by some, as DublinMoney commented: “I like how their interpretation of ‘American conversation’ is yelling at each other to shut up.”
TheWaterIsFine82 observed: “Loud, wide smile, big stance, one-on-one talking… Yes, I’d say that’s right.”
BillGates_mousepad notes: “The brother’s hug made it authentic when starting out.”
Mc_Ng joked: “He didn’t answer the terrorist question though.”
IAlreadyToldYouMatt thought: “I love watching non-English speakers pretend to speak English for a laugh. It’s surprisingly enjoyable. It’s a fun retrospective of how we look from the outside.”
RUNDOGERUN joked: “There can’t be anything more American than being the loudest person in the room telling everyone to shut up.”
Sandman-Slim said: “As an American, I can confirm that that’s exactly how we talk.”
While bitcoinskill said: “Everyone is yelling at each other to shut up and shut up, the situation at the ATM is very high. Very loudly demanding quiet.”
talking to newsweekLasto said: “I knew Japanese game shows were fun, but when I came across this gem I had to share with the world, I don’t think I’ve laughed at anything before!
“I fell asleep after posting this and woke up to dozens of awards and thousands of upvotes and comments, something that has never happened before, so cool!
“I wasn’t able to find full links to Japanese game shows anywhere until I searched for Bilibili, unfortunately they are rarely translated but I’m glad I found this clip that we can all understand and appreciate.” were able to.”
The comedians are called Shinya Ueda and Tepei Arita from Cream Stew, Jun Nagura, Taizo Harada and Ken Horiuchi from Neptune, and Yoshimi Tokui and Mitsunori Fukuda from Tutorials.