Video: The freaky deaky “Indian talent show act traumatizes viewers for fun and profit” clip

posted at 6:25 pm on November 22, 2011 by Allahpundit

To get you warmed up for debate night, an overlong spectacle featuring a bunch of men attacking each other for the amusement of their audience. Think of the guy getting run over by a car and a motorcycle simultaneously as the talent-show equivalent of Perry after his “heartless” gaffe. Three ways you can tell that this clip comes from an insane Indian game show and not an insane Japanese one: (1) The costumes are regional; (2) the entertainment value depends upon something other than abject humiliation; (3) none of the participants ends up being emotionally scarred for life. Advantage: Japanese game shows.

Why can’t we have people getting run over on game shows here? Another sign of American decline, my friends.

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Are they Apaches?

Akzed on November 22, 2011 at 6:27 PM

I saw Bruce Vilanche do this on Hollywood Squares once.

portlandon on November 22, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Well, Nixon warned us that the 21st century would be India’s and China’s.

Not sure he meant this, though…

SteveMG on November 22, 2011 at 6:34 PM

This is what men were like pre-liberalism.

Sharke on November 22, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Catchy little tune…

… Can we play it during the debate?

Seven Percent Solution on November 22, 2011 at 6:37 PM

It sort of reminds of an extreme verison of That’s Incredible.

Oil Can on November 22, 2011 at 6:43 PM

“(3) none of the participants ends up being emotionally scarred for life…”

Allah, “This video is no longer available…”

… Just sayin’.

Seven Percent Solution on November 22, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Why are there not more women at OWS?

For the same reason I was laughing my a$$ off while watching this while my wife looked on over my shoulder in disgusted horror at the idiotic antics of, what I consider to be, a very gifted and talented group of fine young men.

Rod on November 22, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Why can’t we have people getting run over on game shows here? Another sign of American decline, my friends.

Too many lawyers.

FloatingRock on November 22, 2011 at 6:45 PM

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canopfor on November 22, 2011 at 6:47 PM

What the…

JetBoy on November 22, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Emotionally scarred maybe not, but some of the guys were eating mercury lightbulb, when their kids have 6 eyes and 20 toes no wondering why that might be.

The rest of it was just a big plate of awesomeness.

Fitzoid on November 22, 2011 at 6:50 PM

PS can we let these people loose on Af-Pak?

Oil Can on November 22, 2011 at 6:50 PM

HEY, Rowdy Roddy Piper once had a VW Bug run over him.!!

Pay attention.

The things kids remember, thanks uncle Nick!

:)

ooonaughtykitty on November 22, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Ocupy WallStreet Protesty gone Global,
training Video!!

Needs more Hot Indian Woman Dancers!

canopfor on November 22, 2011 at 6:52 PM

So…..the Men of India,are ahem,built like,as grampa would say,

“Brick Sh*tHouses”(sarc).

canopfor on November 22, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Joe Biden wants to know why they arent working 7-11′s in downtown wilmington delaware

malkinmania on November 22, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Does this group do weddings or bar mitzvah?

portlandon on November 22, 2011 at 6:57 PM

That’s just Sikh!

holdfast on November 22, 2011 at 7:00 PM

I saw Bruce Vilanche do this on Hollywood Squares once.

portlandon on November 22, 2011 at 6:31 PM

I have a theory that Bruce Vilanche is actually Sweetums from the Muppets. All that it takes for him to go from Sweetums to Bruce is a shave and a haircut.

DethMetalCookieMonst on November 22, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Ugh,alas,North America ain’t ready,the show’s format,
would need an “ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY”,passed of
course,by a Hopey/Changey Governmental Czar,if he/her,
gots the right amount of money,*Wink-Wink*,

to fill Hopeys Campaign War Chest!!(sarc).

canopfor on November 22, 2011 at 7:02 PM

That dude free falling through all of those fluorescent lights…

… Awesomely awesome!

Seven Percent Solution on November 22, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Joe Biden wants to know why they arent working 7-11′s in downtown wilmington delaware

malkinmania on November 22, 2011 at 6:56 PM

malkinmania:Lol,three-leters,J-O-B-S!!!!!

canopfor on November 22, 2011 at 7:03 PM

In India, Sikhs sometimes have a reputation of being muscular but baffoonish, which of course this will totally put to rest.

firepilot on November 22, 2011 at 7:04 PM

India’s version of the Blue Man Group.
The Hairy Sikh Group

Kini on November 22, 2011 at 7:05 PM

India’s version of the Blue Man Group.

Yeah, the Black & Blue Man Group

JetBoy on November 22, 2011 at 7:07 PM

Could be worse,

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canopfor on November 22, 2011 at 7:07 PM

They must have a tough time getting health insurance.

“So what do you do for a living Mr. Bagwai?”

NickDeringer on November 22, 2011 at 7:07 PM

I’ve seen worse on Stan Lee’s Superhumans.

Michelle Dubois on November 22, 2011 at 7:08 PM

O/T,

Interesting………………….

South Carolina Supreme Court turns back challenge to first-in-South presidential primary – @AP
18 Min.ago
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canopfor on November 22, 2011 at 7:10 PM

India’s version of the Blue Man Group.
The Hairy Sikh Group

Kini on November 22, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Kini:Lol:)

canopfor on November 22, 2011 at 7:11 PM

WHAT THE F’N HELL??!!! And they WON??!!

I was yelling at my screen…and was actually pissed, until I read this:

That’s just Sikh!

holdfast on November 22, 2011 at 7:00 PM

That made me laugh. Thanks, holdfast! I needed it.

tickleddragon on November 22, 2011 at 7:13 PM

The beginning looks like gay dancing football players with cast nets. I am faux shocked I tell you!

I would rather the weekly Walking Dead discussion. Maybe speculate about Breaking Bad.

Rode Werk on November 22, 2011 at 7:23 PM

That Tata clown car probably wieghs 50 lbs. I’d let them run over me with it.

Tc0061 on November 22, 2011 at 7:23 PM

We have “America’s Got Talent”

They have “India’s Got Masochists”

itsnotaboutme on November 22, 2011 at 7:24 PM

canopfor on November 22, 2011 at 7:07 PM

BWHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Kini on November 22, 2011 at 7:26 PM

That made me laugh. Thanks, holdfast! I needed it.

tickleddragon on November 22, 2011 at 7:13 PM

tickleddragon:Where have you been!?:)

canopfor on November 22, 2011 at 7:30 PM

canopfor on November 22, 2011 at 7:07 PM
BWHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Kini on November 22, 2011 at 7:26 PM

Kini:On KOOL_AID,its Mesmerizing!:)

canopfor on November 22, 2011 at 7:31 PM

To be fair, being run over with a Tata doesn’t actually mean you were run over by anything heavy. The Mercury they breathed in, and filled the studio with, was much more dangerous than that.

keep the change on November 22, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Does this group do weddings or bar mitzvah?

portlandon on November 22, 2011 at 6:57 PM

You just know these dudes know how to party!

CurtZHP on November 22, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Sikh and wrong.

sulla on November 22, 2011 at 7:46 PM

After the car and motorcycle bit I thought this must have been in China.

Django on November 22, 2011 at 7:47 PM

That’s a whole lotta rule right there.

The history of the Sikhs is an interesting one. They were (one of) the first foreign forces trained by Americans :)

Hannibal Smith on November 22, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Very well Produced! No mercury, air bricks,tons of props and a lot of practice, not to mention, B@lls of Titanium, Great show,
Bob

Bobnormal on November 22, 2011 at 8:02 PM

So…..the Men of India,are ahem,built like,as grampa would say,

“Brick Sh*tHouses”(sarc).

canopfor on November 22, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Not all Indian men are this robust. Sadly, about half are wimpy little wussies.

These guys are Punjabi, most of India’s Sardars (Sikhs) the warrior class are from the Punjab. Not people that one should be messing with.

PakviRoti on November 22, 2011 at 8:03 PM

It’s not a matter of they won’t let us that’s an American decline… I don’t think you could find anyone in America willing to do that for that little money. That little money and without paid healthcare.

LordJack on November 22, 2011 at 9:05 PM

You’d hate to finish second after all that.

Not a fan of munching on glass. Or, while we’re on the subject, needles. Or piercing.

TexasDan on November 22, 2011 at 9:41 PM

It sort of reminds of an extreme verison of That’s Incredible.

Oil Can on November 22, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Seems to me that it’s more like “Jackass.”

landlines on November 22, 2011 at 9:49 PM

That’s just Sikh!

holdfast on November 22, 2011 at 7:00 PM

I wish I’d said that.

Well done.

iurockhead on November 22, 2011 at 9:51 PM

I can do that. I just choose not to.

Red Cloud on November 22, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Given the sledgehammer to the bare chest, the running over the guy’s head with a motorcycle and the falling through 20 or so lights, they really had to kill a guy for the finale.

Disappointing.

RedNewEnglander on November 22, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Just for the record, those crazy Japanese “game shows” are not really game shows. They are typically comedic variety shows. All the participants are celebrities (singers, comedians, actors, etc). The point is to make the audience laugh. So yeah, abject humiliation. Don’t tell me you wouldn’t love to see some of our pompous celebrities brought down a few notches on live TV. I know I would.

As for the Indian show…wow.

Pattosensei on November 22, 2011 at 10:26 PM

I weep for the future. If this is what passes for entertainment nowadays, I see the future as depicted in Idiocracy creeping one step closer

CapitalistPig on November 22, 2011 at 11:37 PM

WTF

ButterflyDragon on November 23, 2011 at 12:00 AM

I for one welcome our new Indian overlords…

JimRich on November 23, 2011 at 2:10 AM

There’s a reason this will never be done by Americans. It’s one thing to survive boards, breaking glass, sledgehammers, and being run over by a car. It’s another thing entirely to survive OSHA.

These are stunts of course, carefully contrived to look a lot more dangerous than they actually are. Even so, full credit to the stuntmen. Even carefully planned and executed stunts are dangerous, and many of those could have gone very wrong.

There Goes The Neighborhood on November 23, 2011 at 3:01 AM

I weep for the future. If this is what passes for entertainment nowadays, I see the future as depicted in Idiocracy creeping one step closer…

CapitalistPig on November 22, 2011 at 11:37 PM

Look again. We’re already there. No need to wait 500 years.

Tell me you don’t think we already have president camacho.

runawayyyy on November 23, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Hmm. Hasn’t been said yet, I’m surprised.

Most of what they were doing were sideshow stunts, and are pretty safe if you know the physics.

Mind you the speed they were doing it made it considerably less safe than usual…..and from appearances they didn’t research well or present well.

To give examples of the way North American troupes (yes, they exist….1/2 a dozen or so big name ones and a cpl of dozen small ones. Thank Jim Rose for the revival.) do it differently….glass eating is usually done with clear bulbs as the white ones don’t crush as well (as well as chemicals in fluorescents), the motorcycle stunt generally uses a ramp (or 2) and is very carefully measured, the bed of nails/machetes needs the weight more evenly distributed to avoid breaking the skin and hollow cinder blocks break easier. And bending rebar with the throat needs to be slower to avoid damage.

Not sure about the two hammer trick, never seen it before…..but it’s probably another physics trick if I had to guess.

As well, a slower, more methodical, presentation heightens audience shock and gives more visceral responses….and tends to be safer.

In North America most groups don’t repeat the same stunt multiple times as well….generally a 2 hour show will have dozens of acts in it, mostly sideshow tricks with a few real physical feats thrown in here and there.

I wonder if the speed of presentation and lack of more stunts was an artifact of cultural differences or time limits for the show.

taboo on November 23, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Blood’s just a weeeee bit too red, don’t ya think?

Pablo Snooze on November 23, 2011 at 11:50 AM

These Daredevil feats
A traditional art form
Of Indian Sikhs.

Haiku Guy on November 23, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Could we enlist these guys in the Marines or Special Forces?

If not, how about Ringling Brothers?

I sure wish I had their abs.

Steve Z on November 23, 2011 at 2:06 PM