Is this ABC Big in Japan show the one that has mutated into I Survived a Japanese Gameshow?? If so, it's not quite like the Amazing Race
- see below! It does sound funny though, I'll have to catch the couple that already screened online..
"I Survived a Japanese Game Show" has a more intriguing premise. Ten
Americans who think they've signed up for just another reality show
are surprised when (a) they're flown to Japan, and (b) they're
immediately thrown into competing in ways they never imagined.
There are challenges such as "Crazy Crane Finds Fluffy Bear" and
"Chicken Butt Scramble," in which "the contestants create their own
version of Japanese scrambled eggs as they attempt to smash goo-filled
oversize eggs with only their butts ... while wearing chicken suits."
The winner gets $250,000.
The entertainment value comes from watching people take monstrous (an
relatively safe) pratfalls. And from the huge humiliation factor.