#8. Wetten…dass? (Germany):
This unusual show features celebrity guests betting on the
stunts performed by regular people, such as a man flinging bathroom
plungers at naked backs to make one stick, or another using his tongue
to lap a bowl of water faster than his dog.
#7. Super Dancer Junior (India):
An Indian version of Dancing with the Stars, except the dancers
are kids who pretend to be adults. Just a little creepy, folks.
#6. Border Security (Australia):
For some reason, a show featuring officers of the Australian
Customs Service, Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, and the
Department of Immigration and Citizenship enforcing Australian customs,
quarantine, immigration, and finance laws is a big hit Down Under.
#5. Prince of Poets (United Arab Emirates):
This American Idol-like show features contestants reciting their
poetry to a panel of judges. What rhymes with bizarre?
#4. La Notifiero con Brozo (Mexico)
This is similar to shows like The Colbert Report and The Daily
Show with one small difference: The host, Victor Trujillo does his
over-the-top reports wearing clown makeup and a green wig.
#3. Don’t Laugh (Japan):
Contestants have to resist the urge to laugh while watching
extremely funny scenarios, such as normal men wearing small, tight
bathing suits, or Japanese students attempting to read English.
#2. Chucklevision (England): An unfunny “Laurel and Hardy-esque” children’s show featuring two
clumsy, moustache-wearing brothers who undertake various jobs and
adventures. Among the plots is one brother seeing an invisible
leprechaun which the other brother, of course, can’t. It’s comedy gold
#1. Hole in the Wall (Japan):
People often say that the video game Tetris is addictive. It
certainly is for the Japanese, who created a live version of the game.
Contestants wear silver jumpsuits and twist their bodies through cut-out
shapes on giant walls that move towards them.