can someone explain why japanese game show 'slippery stairs' hasn't made its way to our part of the world yet pic.twitter.com/cd1BHvvoKl— juan (@juanbuis) November 20, 2017
The internet is having a small panic attack over this strangely mesmerizing clip from a Japanese game show, and it’s drawing some comparisons to American Ninja Warrior obstacles.
While it does look like you’d have to be some kind of super-Ninja to make it to the top of the stairs with any kind of grace, it’s not exactly the type of thing we’d expect to see on the show.
#Athletics far superior to #AmericanNinjaWarrior https://t.co/pAYCwNIdvP— Karen Moran ❤ (@karenmoran11) November 21, 2017
But hey, it’s funny to think about!
Hey #AmericanNinjaWarrior , new event.— R (@UrAvgPOTUS) November 21, 2017
@mattiseman @Akbar_Gbaja @KristineLeahy I'm thinking this needs to be the next obstacle on #ANW #AmericanNinjaWarrior https://t.co/u4qD8QrcIX— Dirk Hanson (@dr1lbit) November 21, 2017
We even fell for the lure of the slippery stairs.
This would make a lovely addition to Stage Three. #AmericanNinjaWarrior https://t.co/owTOtMdhpL— Ninja Warrior Nation (@anwnation) November 21, 2017
But, it was just a fleeting moment of humor. American Ninja Warrior can trace its roots back to Japan, having been born from the popularity of Sasuke. But Sasuke and Ninja Warrior take their competition pretty darn seriously. As they should.
So don’t worry, Ninja fans.
This looks more like wipeout than a ninja obstacle.— Susanna Vipond (@susanna_vipond) November 21, 2017
Expect more of this.
And none of that.