Marshmallow Eating Contest

In another clip from a Japanese game show of unknown origin (how many Japanese game shows are there, would it be in the thousands?), watch our intrepid contestants attempt to eat marshmallows with a giant rubber band strapped around their head.

The relish the Japanese commentators take to what is clearly a ludicrous endeavour is very amusing, to say the least, and one thing’s for sure, you can’t possibly say the Japanese lack imagination and creativity.

Can you imagine a boardroom of American TV executives sitting around discussing ideas for a new segment and one of them pitching in with, ‘Uhhh.. how about a segment where we strap giant rubber bands to guys’ heads, and see who can eat the most distant marshmallows, horribly and hilariously distorting their faces in the process?’.

Yeah, me neither.

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