Japanese Variety Shows

Something I will never understand are these Japanese variety shows. JVS are television shows that are made up of musical act, comedy skits, and other weird acts. When I had Livestation, I would watch these shows and I was scratching my head in wondering what the hell I just watched.


These shows have a panel of people that is made up of a host, celebrities, idols, and the flavor of the week. Then they will watch the act or some video clip and comment on it. Example below.



Now some of these act themselves are really wacky. One minute you are seeing some guy in his underwear with a panda hat and he juggling cats, the next minute you are seeming a pretty awesome skit. Example below.





I think it is a cultural think and that's why I don't understand. So, what do you think of Japanese variety shows?

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