Quick – you have 10 seconds to think: what is the craziest game show you’ve ever seen? Chances are you’ll be thinking of something you’ve seen in Britain or America. Look further afield and you find a new meaning for “crazy”! Top 10 Films has a bit of fun as we look at three of the wackiest game shows played around the world…
The TV game show might not be as popular as it once was, but wherever you look around the world you are bound to find some wacky and insane show that makes you wonder how it ever got the green light in the first place. From forcing contestants into performing crazy stunts for the pleasure of the audience, or being on the wrong end of a nipple clamping after screwing up a task, there’s a lot of unusual activity that goes on TV that we don’t even know about. We’ve rounded up a list of some of the best TV game shows played around the world and presented them below for your pleasure.
Tonneruzu no Minasan no Okage Deshita
This Japanese game show subjects its players to a series of tests by putting the word “human” in front of them. So this means that in any given show they could be playing a friendly game of human Tetris, or maybe even human catapult, or sometimes just plain old human misery. It seems as if anything can make it onto the show as long as the contestants are put through a humiliated or embarrassing situation. Their human Tetris clip has been viewed over 200,000 times on YouTube. Bizarrely the contestants are all comedians, and they are the same ones every time.
El Gran Juego de la Oca
This is a Spanish show where contestants move themselves around a giant board game based on geese. Each player gets money by rolling the virtual dice and progressing along a huge 63-square board, being cheered by the audience and the “chicas ocas” (goose girls) in the process. After landing on a square the contestant has to complete a stunt, but these tend to get more and more humiliating. Bizarrely it could also involve getting your feet licked by a goose.
This has to be one of the most controversial TV game shows we’ve ever heard about. In Russia a show called The Intercept offers people a new car for no money at all. The only minor catch – and we stress the word minor here – is that this new car has been reported as stolen, which means as soon as you start driving around the block you are likely to be met with police sirens and the sound of vehicles driving quickly to your location. The contestant then has to try and avoid the Russian police for 35 minutes, speeding through crowded streets and fitting through narrow tunnels in their quest to keep the car. As crazy as it sounds, the show was actually created as a piece of propaganda by the Russian police to put people off the idea of stealing. However the way that the contestants came up with new ways to avoid the police meant that it could actually have been encouraging crime!
These shows are some of the wackiest around the world, and they’re a far cry from entertainment like the popular Deal or No Deal game, which is much more tame in comparison. That being said, Deal or No Deal is one of the most popular TV game shows in the UK, having handed out more prize winnings to its contestants than any other show in its 11 season history. We know one thing for sure, if we’re ever in Russia then we’re never going to accept a free car!