Oriental game show hosts hold betting on ridiculous challenges.






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Series cast summary:
Antonio Banderas ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Lisa Barbuscia ...  Herself 1 episode, 2003
Todd Bridges ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Nick Carter ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Hugh Cornwell Hugh Cornwell ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Simon Cowell ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Rob Curling Rob Curling ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Lou Ferrigno ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Elliott Gould ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Kelsey Grammer ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Jennifer Love Hewitt ...  Herself 1 episode, 2003
Samuel L. Jackson ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Angelina Jolie ...  Herself 1 episode, 2003
Jodie Kidd ...  Herself 1 episode, 2003
Mike Lindup Mike Lindup ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Glen Matlock ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Summer Moore ...  Summer The Valley Girl 1 episode, 2003
Bill Murray ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Adam Sandler ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Gene Simmons ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
George Takei ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Rick Wakeman ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003


Oriental game show hosts hold betting on ridiculous challenges.

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13 July 2003 (USA) See more »

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(24 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The show was canceled by the Fox Network after six episodes. In February 2004, Comedy Central bought the rights to the series and planned on airing all 10 produced episodes, four of which never aired on Fox. The deal also included the option to produce new episodes. But after showing five of the previously aired episodes, Comedy Central pulled it from the schedule. The show was a target of protests throughout its run from Asian-Americans who felt the show portrayed demeaning stereotypes of Asians. These protests succeeded in getting many major sponsors to pull their advertising from the show. G4 began airing the reruns along with the original British version in 2006. See more »


Announcer: [repeated line before challenges] PLACE YOUR BETS NOW!
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Version of Banzai (2001) See more »

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Most irritating show ever
21 July 2003 | by Gorilla PunkSee all my reviews

This show makes The Anna Nicole Show look wholesome. "Banzai" consists of a string of retarded, unfunny "stunts," where the home viewers are supposed to bet on the outcome. Maybe if we got some prize money for every time we were right, this show would be worth watching.

Instead, the obnoxious stereotypical Japanese accents just make my head want to explode. How do the guys at Fox get away with this rubbish? If they replaced the faux Japanese "warrior" people with African-American plantation type people and renamed the show "Let Me Axe You Sometin'," the show wouldn't even air!

The folks at Fox need to get lobotomies and bring back quality shows like "Family Guy" instead of this unoriginal nonsense.

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