April 11: Japanese Variety Show

by allisonkujiraoka

Garish lighting on candy-colored sets

Word balloons out of live talking heads

Wigs, men in drag, the obese as comic relief

Who writes this stuff?  I stare in disbelief

“Talent” denotes a person with the lack thereof

I guess dumbing down sells when push comes to shove

Sight gags punctuated by a manufactured thwack

We’ll pause for a commercial break, your hosts will be right back.