Sushi TV

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Sushi TV is a comedy clip show showing the best and funniest moments from Japanese gameshows over the years. Clips mostly include bizarre eating contests, physical challenges or people's scary and sometimes amazing talents. Some of the highlights on this show have appeared on a Japanese gameshow edition of Tarrant On TV. Clips originally came from a few well-known Japanese gameshows, such as Super Human Coliseum, Live Live Down Town, TV Champions and Lady Boys.

International versions[edit]

  •  United Kingdom — The UK version first aired on Challenge in September 2003, which was hosted by the comedian Julian Clary. In Julian's version, he was seen as a floating head with a weird face paint on every episode. Each clip would have a question to it, e.g. "Does He Blow a Tune with His Farts?" "True or False?". In 2004, it came back with the UK Takeshi's Castle commentator, Craig Charles. Mr Alphabet Man from Super Human Coliseum made lots of appearances, spelling out letters to make words of what he thought of the last clip. Craig's version ended with a "best of" show featuring Craig's Clip of the Series, there were 10 episodes of Craig's Sushi TV in total.
  •  Spain — The Spanish Sushi TV aired on the channel, Cuatro which was the same channel that broadcasts the Spanish version of Takeshi's Castle, Humor Amarillo. It was commentated by Paco Casas and Santiago Urrialde.
  •  France — A shortened version of Sushi TV was aired every weekend from October 2006 on the W9 channel, which also broadcasts Takeshi's Castle in the same show (Menu W9), with humorous voice-overs by comedians Benjamin Morgaine and Vincent Desagnat. Sushi TV was then replaced by Sasuke on the second season of Menu W9 (2007).
  •  Italy — We can see this program on the channel GXT.
  •  Australia — Currently, the series hosted by Craig Charles airs on The Comedy Channel.
  •  United States — In 2005, The TV Guide Channel did their own version of Sushi TV which was basically the same format but edited with American hosts. There was also a bonus feature at the end where people will do re-enactments of the features used on the show. Production ended in early 2006 but reruns continued until summer 2007.

See also[edit]

Takeshi's Castle

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