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Banzai

Season 1 2001
TV-MA

  • 2001-01-18T00:00:00Z on E4
  • 30 mins
  • 4 hours, 30 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Comedy

Banzai was a comedy gambling gameshow spoofing Japanese gameshows and general television style. It was produced by Radar, part of RDF Media. Each segment of the show was a silly or bizarre contest. Members of the viewing audience were encouraged to bet with each other on the outcome of each segment.

The Japanese characters seen on screen during the programme are meaningless.

10 episodes

1x01 Episode 1

  • Series Premiere

    2001-01-18T00:00:00Z — 30 mins

An Animal Scientific Experiment In the name of scientific progress, scientists will find out how many helium ballons it will take to lift Larry the chicken off the ground. Will it be A: 30 B: 60 C: 90 D: 120 Nothing happens at 30 and 60 only makes him hover. The answer is C. We salute Larry for his sacrifice in the name of science. Mr. Shake Hands Man How long will it take for Kelsey Grammar to pull away from Mr. Shake Hands Man? Will it be A: 0 - 30 seconds B: 31 - 60 seconds C: 61 - 90 seconds D: 91 - 120 seconds The shaking and questioning begins. Kelsey eventually escapes using a classic sumo get-out manuever and clocks out at 40.1 seconds, so the answer is B. The Shuffle Of The Sinful Ladies Three similar-looking geishas stand in a row. Two of them are pure and wear white panties, however, one is a devil woman and wears red panties. The girls all shuffle around. Which one wears the red panties? Is it A, B, or C? It is C. Ye Olde Supermarket Trolley Joust

1x02 Episode 2

  • 2001-01-23T00:00:00Z — 30 mins

Men of Fire - War of Water Two firefighters, Ken and Peter, will face-off in a firehose water duel. Both must fire their high powered water hoses at each other and try to knock the other down. The duel starts. Peter starts off strong with a stable stance and a steady aim. Ken can't keep his balance and sprays off target. Peter knocks Ken down and wins easily. Mr. Shake Hands Man How long will it take for Bill Murray to pull away from Mr. Shake Hands Man at the ""Osmosis Jones"" premiere? Will it be A: 0 - 30 seconds B: 31 - 60 seconds C: 61 - 90 seconds D: 91 - 120 seconds The shaking begins and so does the timer. Bill seems to be enjoying the shaking and answers questions and tells jokes. Another reporter even questions Bill, but Bill keeps shaking! They're still shaking past the 80 second mark, setting new records left and right! But, oh no, Bill pulls away at 89.2 seconds. The answer is C. The Michael Jacksons Reverse Race Rendezvous Three Michael Jackson impersonat

1x03 Episode 3

  • 2001-01-25T00:00:00Z — 30 mins

Some of the scenarios in this episode include: Wig Man Wager, Wheel of Misfortune, Riveting Race with Genuine Babies, Dodgem with Blind Ladies, Baffling Briefcase Bet and Fantastic Freddy Man Flutter.

1x04 Episode 4

  • 2001-01-30T00:00:00Z — 30 mins

Some of the scenarios in this episode include: Lying Little Lady Puzzle, Blessed Bucket of Bibles Bet, Fantastic Elastic Band Bet and Hanging Manhorse Mystery.

1x05 Episode 5

  • 2001-02-01T00:00:00Z — 30 mins

The Dog Poo Stinky Shoe Showdown Cheeky Chappy has filled one of six businessmen-type shoes with genuine dog droppings. Two real life business rivals, Jean-Paul and Fred, will take turns placing their left bare foot in a shoe and try to find the one with the poo. The showdown begins. Jean-Paul places his foot in shoe number one, but he pulls out a clean foot. Fred's turn now, and he chooses shoe number four, but his foot is also clean. Jean-Paul's turn again and he chooses shoe number two. It's clean. The pressure's on Fred now as he chooses shoe number six. However, he isn't happy as he pulls out his poo-covered foot. Fred ""wins,"" more or less. Mr. Shake Hands Man How long will it take Jennifer Love Hewitt to pull away from Mr. Shake Hands Man at the ""Rush Hour 2"" premiere? Will it be A: 0 - 30 seconds B: 31 - 60 seconds C: 61 - 90 seconds D: 91 - 120 seconds E: 121 - 150 seconds The shaking begins and the timer starts ticking. He's really yacking up a storm with her a

1x06 Episode 6

  • 2001-02-15T00:00:00Z — 30 mins

The Miniature Mr. And Mrs. Interesting Offspring Option Sue and George are a married couple of small stature. They have a child who is now all grown up. The question is, which one of the five men in a line-up is it? Is it man 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5? Man 1 steps forward, but it's not him. So, Man 5 stands forward. He's also of small stature, so it must be him. Wrong. Man 4 steps forward. He is the real son of the small parents. Mr. Shake Hands Man How long will it take Elliott Gould to pull away from Mr. Shake Hands Man? A: 0 - 30 seconds B: 31 - 60 seconds C: 61 - 90 seconds D: Over 91 seconds Start the clock as the shaking starts. It's a tough interview as Elliott gives quick, short answers. But Mr. Shake Hands Man keeps it going and Elliott keeps going too. But finally, Elliott pulls away. Stop the clock at 59.4 seconds. The answer is B. A Painful Pickled Onion Puzzle Two kids, Joshua and Sophie, have a weird task ahead of them. A bald-headed man named Tony has four skewers

1x10 Episode 9

  • no air date — 30 mins

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