VARIETY SHOWS

My Great “Paisen”
Aired on Sundays from 11:15 to 11:45p.m.

It’s an established tradition here in Japan that we respect our elders. But what if your senior colleague was desperately lacking in his knowledge and abilities? And not just a little, but immensely, like Mr. Jack Sparrow wannabe who goes bar hopping by night for free booze? Or the dentist whose macho build outshines any bodybuilder in town? Even the show’s production staff are below par, using Internet slang to communicate important messages, contrary to their earnest and hard-working disposition. Show hosts Becky and Masayasu Wakabayashi courageously try to save these hopeless but lovable idiots.