SMAP×SMAP is a Japanese iconic television show hosted by boy band SMAP. Debuting on April 15, 1996(produced by Kansai TV and Fuji TV, aired on Fuji TV) until it ended on December 26, 2016. Each episode is usually composed of three segments, 1."Bistro SMAP" (cooking-themed interview segment), 2. Segment which varies every week (sketch comedies and games), 3. "S-Live" (musical segment). It has become the show that features the widest range of guests in Japanese television history, including actors, singers, models, athletes, filmmakers, and politicians, both Japanese and from abroad.
Bistro SMAP does not have a menu. We cook any dish that our guest desires.
Did You Know?
On June 5, 2006, Michael Jackson made a surprise guest appearance. During the taping of the program's musical segment, S-Live, Jackson appeared on the set and visited SMAP. Chairs were brought in and the six of them made a brief conversation, along with a translator. The episode also aired footage of Jackson watching the band's performance in the production control room backstage, before he made his appearance on the set. Jackson promised SMAP that he would make an official guest appearance on the program the next time he was in Japan, though that did not come true, due to his death in 2009. SMAP was later invited to Michael Jackson's This Is It's world premiere, after having recorded Jackson's last television appearance. See more