I’m not quite sure why we have reached an era in American television which has cut us off entirely from the glory that is Japanese game shows. There was a time, not too long ago, when we were getting the weirdest of Japanese TV pumped right into our television sets without having to scour YouTube for the latest and greatest. I think American TV networks must’ve gotten too greedy and grew tired of paying for the licensing rights, which is a shame, because above you see an example of A+ television programming that the world needs to see.
This ‘Japanese men pronounce Massachusetts‘ clip is awfully reminiscent of one of my all-time favorite videos: Italian man tries to pronounce ‘Worcestershire Sauce’, something that every single human being in the world struggles with at one point or another:
He’s right, it’s WonChestersShine. Shushar.
I think one day I’d love to go on camera and be filmed completely botching every pronunciation of every word in the German language. I don’t speak or read German, I’ve never taken a German class, and I’m fairly certain that the German population would love seeing me fail miserably at attempting to pronounce words like ‘Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz’ (a word that means ‘law delegating beef label monitoring’).