Host Resigns over Shortage of Gratuitous Violence
Benjiru Ochi, a popular daytime entertainer and game
show host has announced his departure from Japan’s
Adverse Adventure program today. Ratings have tanked
after a full season with no serious on-air injuries.
This is unprecedented on a show in which contestants
routinely beat each other with garden hoses and attempt
to swim across a river filled with giant squid.
The program’s producers explain why they are eager to
replace Ochi “Our viewers expect to see at least a
little gore - it is what makes the show interesting. Our
liability insurance is sky high anyway. That’s the cost
of doing business. But if we are paying these exorbitant
premiums, we need to see some return on that
Fans agree. In the words of housewife and Adverse
Adventure buff Chizu Sasaki “When I tune in, I’m not
looking for some silly America’s Funniest Home Videos
with random men being hit in the crotch over and over.
We have superior standards in Japan - and a higher level
of pain tolerance.”
Girls Fighting on Gameshow
Ochi claims he is not completely to blame for the
failure of the show. “They aren’t vetting the
contestants well enough.” He confided “This season there
were just too many participants from the city. Everyone
knows it’s the suburbanites who add the right touch of
destructive brutality to the show.”
The program is currently being restructured and will
return to the air in January of 2010.
News Story by
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