I have to admit, I shed a tear.
… because this episode was HILARIOUS.
Well, the first segment was actually pretty awkward. It’s a segment about how Kenkoba hates women. Or rather, what he hates about women. And to equalize it, they bring a former guest who used to set up Goukons (group dates).
I didn’t really get the gist of it. I just remember Kenkoba’s story about how they were too poor to buy Napa Cabbage, so they bought regular cabbage and it was actually pretty good, so he’s like “Can we use this all the time instead?” and she said “Yeah!” Then next week they had to buy Napa Cabbage.
At the end they voted for who’s 3 annoyances made more sense.
And then strangely, at the end, Kenkoba says it’s not fair and challenges her to a sumo match.
This was a bit… uncomfortable to watch. Wasn’t really entertaining and… well, I don’t know what the point was. I’m not even sure if the chants for “You’re awful” were real or not. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were.
But that’s okay because the best is yet to come!
You guys remember that balloon Challenge48?
Guess who we got for the next one?
This had to be the funniest thing I’ve ever seen on Japanese TV. Just look at these screenshots.
I was talking to Eddy over a nice dinner of Carne Asada Fries, who is apparently my #1 commenter here. And he was telling me how he’s going to Osaka and how he wanted to try that balloon thing. But it looked kinda dangerous. What happens if you miss a step and faceplant?
Sometimes their pants would come off. Sometimes…
Makes you wonder if any of the NMB girls had this happen to them. Special features on the DVD, maybe?
I highly recommend you watch this. Even if you don’t understand Japanese.
Lastly we finish off with a good ol’ romp through the Haunted House with Ripopo and friends.
Ripopo said she’s been inside 10 times so she’s good friends with the staff. Good times ahead right?
I don’t want to pick on Rika because I like her, but her reactions were kinda meh for this section. But that’s okay. We have a reaction queen.
So she steps in and…
She spent so long that they had to take her through on a cart so that they could make it in time for their next work assignment.
“YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO TOUCH PEOPLE IN THE HAUNTED HOUSE!”
“STAFF! I HEARD THERE’S A RULE THEY CAN’T DO THIS!”
“THEY’RE FORCING ME TO DO THIS AGAINST MY WILL!”
At the end they were gonna surprise Ripopo by using Akarin and Rikanyan to scare her.
But notice how it’s night time outside. And how my first picture during this segment is daytime. Poor Ripopo was already so devastated that this had no effect, lol.
Speaking of which, I really wanna feel bad for her, but the stuff she says is unreal. I don’t know how much of it is acting but my goodness, she is hilarious when she’s panicking. I don’t know what to feel, haha.
And that’s it for the last episode. I kinda expected some farewells and stuff but yeah. Other than Ainyan tears it felt like your regular episode.
This show was sometimes too off-kilter for me, but sometimes it was just downright hilarious. And this was one of those episodes that just kept it going, and I was so highly entertained. I can’t say I’m gonna miss this show, but I’m sure it was an amazing experience for the NMB girls to be coached by comedians of this stature. I can only hope that their next shows are equally hilarious.