2. Zuiikin' English (1992)
IN WHAT WAY IS IT DERANGED?
With an odder combo of ingredients than a pregnant woman’s craving-satiating sarnie, Japan’s Zuiikin’ English TV series combined gymnastic exercises with lessons in conversational English. The theory is that associating words with actions will help you learn a language faster and remember phrases better, while also becoming fitter.
The episode below deals with what to say if you’re attacked by a pair of muggers, one of whom has his face-mask on backwards. We’ve no idea either.
PEAK OF THE FREAKINESS
If you have even a hint of OCD, you’ll find it completely crackers that at 0:30 THEY DIDN’T PUT THE GIRL IN THE GREEN OUTFIT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TWO GIRLS WEARING PURPLE OUTFITS ARRGHHH
TYPICAL YOUTUBE COMMENT
“This is definitely useful if you’re Japanese and planning a holiday in Croydon.”
IS IT A WORKOUT YOU’D ACTUALLY DO?
A self-defence course combined with a Rosetta Stone MP3 might be more effective.