Waratte Iitomo!

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Waratte Iitomo
Studio alta.jpg
Studio Alta in Shinjuku, Tokyo, where the show was broadcast from
Format Talk Variety show
Presented by Tamori
Starring Yuki Nozawa (Noon Boyz)
Yuma Sanada (Noon Boyz)
A Series of Regular Members (see below)
Theme music composer Ginji Ito
Opening theme Uki Uki Watching
Composer(s) Shiro Sagisu
Ginji Ito
Country of origin Japan
Production
Producer(s) Takatoshi Hamano
Go Haruna
Shoichi Kuroki (chief)
Running time 58 minutes
Production company(s) Fuji Television
Broadcast
Original channel Fuji Television
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Original run October 4, 1982 (1982-10-04) – March 31, 2014 (2014-03-31)

Morita Kazuyoshi Hour: Waratte Iitomo! (森田一義アワー 笑っていいとも!?, "It's Okay to Laugh!") was a Japanese variety show aired every weekday on Fuji TV. The show was hosted by Tamori (Kazuyoshi Morita) and has run since 1982.[1] The show was produced in the Studio Alta building in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The show featured a series of regular members who only appeared on a particular day of the week. These regular members were changed periodically.[2]

In October 2011, Johnny's Jr. members Yuki Nozawa and Yuma Sanada, known together as the "Noon Boyz", joined as the show's 16th "Iitomo Seinentai" team of assistants and dancers.[3]

The final broadcast of the program took place on March 31, 2014 after thirty-two years on the air.[1][4] Guests appearing on the program's daily "Telephone Shocking" interview segment during the final week included Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Beat Takeshi, and Prime Minister Shinzō Abe.

Cast[edit]

As well as the long-running presenter (Tamori) and "Noon Boyz", the show featured certain regular members depending on the day of the week. As of August 13, 2013, these regulars were as shown below.[2]

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Holiday regular

Guinness World Record[edit]

Three people from this show have received a Guinness World Record. On April 5, 2002, Tamori attended Waratte Iitomo's 5000th show, giving him the record for the longest continued hosting of a live television program. His record was recorded in the 2003 Guinness Book of World Records. On December 26, 2007, it was revealed that Shingo Katori beat the previous record (9 s 50 ms) of consuming 500 ml of milk shake in 9 s 8 ms. However, on the show on that day, Toshi from the owarai duo Taka and Toshi beat his time by 0.02 ms.

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