Fake / Busted

I recently saw the Mythbusters episode that debunks this clip. They didn’t have the balls (or screen time or interest) to say it, but the lesson was: Japanese TV is yet again faking another reality segment. No wonder Japanese TV stations so aggressively take down YouTube clips or otherwise the rest of the world would be constantly submitting this nonsense to scientific testing. Pretty soon Adam and Jamie are going to be using ballistic gel to determine Kimutaku’s actual height.

Wouldn’t it be great if Japanese TV had a version of Mythbusters that just busted Japanese variety show segments? You could call it 『怪しい電通』.

Do Japanese TV shows ever have to come out and say, oh, by the way, the guy was on a rope? If Japanese TV was a presidential candidate, it’d be McCain. Always assuring to have a reality-show entertainment complex so happy to embody caveat emptor.

W. David MARX
September 26, 2008

2 Responses

  1. feitclub Says:

    Trivia no izumi did a water bottle rocket experiment years ago and it took a hell of a lot more bottles (and water) to lift a man off the ground at all – let alone launch a dude out to sea. This is an absurd clip.

  2. Matt Says:

    Wait, something on TV was FAKE!? Next thing you know, they’ll be telling us something on the Internet was, too…