I have nothing funny to talk about beforehand so let’s dive right in.
This episode is one of the better episodes to date as everyone was on fire. Well, almost everyone.The story is fairly lame and devoid of any humor though. Their mic broke and they need money to fix it.
Fuuchan debuts but… she’s awful at acting. And I thought everyone else was awful but Fuuchan is, wow.Our very own Ms. Chapuchapu has been on fire. Her burikko (child-like adult) knows no bounds. Like… seriously.
Anyway, Fuuchan is part of the Beautiful Girls Club, and so they need to show that they’re cute and funny, which leads to the first variety section: Say something cute and funny.Before they start, Gotou asks them if they’re ready. Ignore Milky’s hearts and pandering and look at Riichan. She says in a deadpan, unmotivated way, “EASY.” Her comedic timing as come a long way. She’s no longer the idiot that does the dumb dog impression all the time and fails to react properly to jokes. She might be legit now.
The jokes were awesome.But the best is yet to come. With Nana. And her lack of good jokes. Nana’s variety segments have all been really, really bad. Suberi-queen to the max. But that’s what makes it funny, and you know they’re gonna be leading up to a part where she actually IS funny and everyone’s surprised.
I think out of all of Takamina’s Suberanai Hanashis, only one was Suberanai.
The next segment really annoyed me. In order to get dat money, they need to win a swimsuit competition.
Maybe it’s just me but I really would rather see them get by on legit talent as opposed to slutting themselves out so easily. I feel like NMB is definitely moving in that direction too easily. Swimsuit performances at Tokyo Dome? I guess. I would hope that they’re good enough by now to get by without this. But nope, this is the Japanese entertainment industry, what am I saying…I guess I’m more mad because I feel like this should be a comedy show, so it should focus on comedy. I can easily ignore gravure shoots because they’re in gravure magazines. But this crap? Right in the middle of my comedy show? Should’ve had more comedy.
Anyway, the manzai is pretty good. Sayaka is “sick” so we get Nana+Milky. Great combo.The manzai had two threads: Milky saying she doesn’t know the SMAP song “Serori” but randomly quoting it, and Milky trolling Nana’s dreams of hitting a walkoff homer. The latter was great.
“She swings! It goes really high! She strikes a confident pose! But the catcher moves in position to get the pop fly.”
“She swings! It’s going, going, gone! Home run! She walks around the bases, waving to all her fans, hitting a 4-run grand slam! But they lost by 10.”
For Nana being terrible at the variety portion, she’s actually really good at manzai.
After the manzai, we do get another variety portion though.And lastly, we leave with an episode preview and something equally if not more embarrassing than the swimsuit competition. Milky likened the costumes to Doraemon. Now I have this image of middle-aged adults whacking it to Doraemon. Thanks Milky. Thanks a lot.