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* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: The commentary is very much an example of this.



* CoolOldLady: If you allow yourself to take part in a game of chicken with your motorized wheelchair and a fellow granny, riding the same vehicle, you earn this trope.

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* CoolOldLady: If you allow yourself to take part in a game of chicken with your motorized wheelchair and a fellow granny, fellow-granny, riding the same vehicle, you earn this trope.


* AliensMadeThemDoIt / MateOrDie: One bet consisted in asking Creator/PeterDavison if he had to have anal sex with one of the other living actors who played the Doctor on ''Series/DoctorWho'' in order to save the Earth from the Daleks, which one would he pick. (His answer was Sylvester [=McCoy=] much to the bewilderment of the announcer).


* Mr. Banzai: Played by opera singer MasashiFujimoto, he would appear as the MC, when one is needed, or just shout 'BANZAI' at random moments between betting games.
* Mr. Cheeky Chappie: Appears randomly through the program, sometimes announcing the current game.
* Mr. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Shakehandsman]]: As the name implies, this man goes up to celebrities and shakes hands with them for as long as possible, with bets being placed on how long he can maintain it. His record so far is over four minutes. Gets replaced midway through the second series because celebrities recognised him.
* Miss Onequestion: Another literal example, she would go up to celebrities, ask one question, and then stare at them without saying another word. Bets were placed on how long it would take the celebrity to walk away.

With random silliness, and featuring celebrity cameos during the bets, ''Banzai'' ran for four series from 2001 to 2004. In the United States, it had a brief run on Creator/{{FOX}} in 2003 (these were Americanized and removed references to British culture and celebrities) that was canceled due to protest from Asian American groups after six episodes, and was then picked up by Creator/ComedyCentral, who ran the rest of the series with no controversy.

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* Mr. Banzai: Played by opera singer MasashiFujimoto, he would appear as the MC, when MC (whenever one is needed, was needed), or just shout or sing the word 'BANZAI' at random moments between betting games.
* Mr. Cheeky Chappie: Appears Appeared randomly through the program, sometimes announcing the current game.
* Mr. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Shakehandsman]]: Shake Hands Man]]: As the name implies, this man goes he went up to celebrities and shakes shook hands with them for as long as possible, with bets being placed on how long he can could maintain it. His record so far is was over four minutes. Gets Got replaced midway through the second series because celebrities recognised him.
* Miss Onequestion: Lady One Question: Another literal example, she would go up to celebrities, ask one question, and then stare at them without saying another word. Bets were placed on how long it would take the celebrity to walk away.

With random silliness, and featuring celebrity cameos during the bets, ''Banzai'' ran for four series from 2001 to 2004. In the United States, it had a brief run on Creator/{{FOX}} in 2003 (these were Americanized and removed references to British culture and celebrities) that was canceled cancelled due to protest from Asian American groups after six episodes, and episodes. Nevertheless, the show was then picked up by Creator/ComedyCentral, who ran the rest of the series with no controversy.



* CoolGuns: Specifically, the shotgun wielded by [[PageThreeStunna Jakki Degg]] in an attempt to pierce as many balloons as possible.



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Mr. Shakehandsman.

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Mr. Shakehandsman.Shake Hands Man and Lady One Question.



* OnceAnEpisode: Mr. Shakehandsman shakes the hand of a new celebrity each episode. Subverted in one episode, however, as one attempt at shaking hands resulted in a time of 0.05 second. They gave him a chance to redeem himself in the same episode.

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* OnceAnEpisode: Mr. Shakehandsman Shake Hands Man shakes the hand of a new celebrity each episode. Subverted in one episode, however, as one attempt at shaking hands resulted in a time of 0.05 second. They gave him a chance to redeem himself in the same episode.



* TypeCasting: WordOfGod- from when one of the show's gods appeared on one of Creator/Channel4's Top 100 shows- states that the first Mr. Shakehandsman left the show because he didn't want to be typecast as a man that shakes hands. Really.
** The reason given in the show, though, was that he was being recognized by celebrities who refused to shake his hand and ruined the whole thing, meaning a new person had to be entered.

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* TypeCasting: WordOfGod- from when one [[WordOfGod One of the show's gods creators]] who appeared on one of Creator/Channel4's Top 100 shows- states a Creator/Channel4 'Top 100' shows stated that the first Mr. Shakehandsman Shake Hands Man left the show because he didn't want to be typecast as a man that shakes who just shook people's hands. Really.
** The reason given in the show, though, was that he was being recognized by celebrities who refused to shake his hand and ruined the whole thing, meaning a new person - Mr. Shake Hands Man 2 - had to be entered.used.



''Betting ends!''

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''Betting ->''Betting ends!''


->''Play at home fun! From the land where anything is truly possible comes new gambling opportunity. Place your bets now, it's time to play... [[TitleDrop Banzai]].''

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->''Play at home fun! From the land where anything is truly possible comes new gambling opportunity. Place your bets now, it's time to play... [[TitleDrop Banzai]].''
BANZAI]]!''



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''Betting ends!''


* TooSoon: Production was halted for one episode after it was leaked that the show was going to use a speed gun to measure the speed of the funeral procession for the Queen mother. The process was interrupted before they could record it.

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* RussianRoulette: Two variants were used for the Wheel of Misfortune segments where players spun a wheel with six spaces.
** One had spring-loaded umbrellas on each space. Five were deactivated and one wasn't. Players took turns picking an umbrella after spinning and pushing the umbrella's button against their faces. If a deactivated umbrella was picked, the game continued with the remaining spaces in play. The contestant who picked the working umbrella lost and came out with a bruised chin.
** In the other, two players picked between spaces which had hair mousse cans. After picking, each contestant had to aim the nozzle in their noses and then press. A broken can continued the game, and the loser was the one who had a nostril filled with mousse.


* Mr Cheeky Chappie: Appears randomly through the program, sometimes announcing the current game.

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* Mr Mr. Cheeky Chappie: Appears randomly through the program, sometimes announcing the current game.



* Miss. Onequestion: Another literal example, she would go up to celebrities, ask one question, and then see how long it takes for them to go away.

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* Miss. Miss Onequestion: Another literal example, she would go up to celebrities, ask one question, and then see stare at them without saying another word. Bets were placed on how long it takes for them would take the celebrity to go walk away.


With random silliness, and featuring celebrity cameos during the bets, ''Banzai'' ran for four series from 2001 to 2004. In the United States, it had a brief run on {{FOX}} in 2003 (these were Americanized and removed references to British culture and celebrities) that was canceled due to protest from Asian American groups after six episodes, and was then picked up by Creator/ComedyCentral, who ran the rest of the series with no controversy.

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With random silliness, and featuring celebrity cameos during the bets, ''Banzai'' ran for four series from 2001 to 2004. In the United States, it had a brief run on {{FOX}} Creator/{{FOX}} in 2003 (these were Americanized and removed references to British culture and celebrities) that was canceled due to protest from Asian American groups after six episodes, and was then picked up by Creator/ComedyCentral, who ran the rest of the series with no controversy.


* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Which of five lingerie-clad Lovely Ladies has the pickled onion in her mouth after 60 seconds of kissing and cuddling. Compeered by [[HoYay Valerie]] [[Series/BluePeter Singleton]], no less. [[CatchPhrase Outstanding!]]

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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Which of five lingerie-clad Lovely Ladies has the pickled onion in her mouth after 60 seconds of kissing and cuddling. Compeered Compered by [[HoYay Valerie]] [[Series/BluePeter Singleton]], no less. [[CatchPhrase Outstanding!]]


* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Which of five lingerie-clad Lovely Ladies has the pickled onion in her mouth after 60 seconds of kissing and cuddling. Compeered by [[HoYay Valerie]][[Series/BluePeter Singleton]], no less. [[CatchPhrase Outstanding!]]

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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Which of five lingerie-clad Lovely Ladies has the pickled onion in her mouth after 60 seconds of kissing and cuddling. Compeered by [[HoYay Valerie]][[Series/BluePeter Valerie]] [[Series/BluePeter Singleton]], no less. [[CatchPhrase Outstanding!]]


* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Which of five lingerie-clad Lovely Ladies has the pickled onion in her mouth after 60 seconds of kissing and cuddling. Compeered by [[Series/BluePeter Valerie Singleton]], no less. [[CatchPhrase Outstanding!]]

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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Which of five lingerie-clad Lovely Ladies has the pickled onion in her mouth after 60 seconds of kissing and cuddling. Compeered by [[Series/BluePeter Valerie [[HoYay Valerie]][[Series/BluePeter Singleton]], no less. [[CatchPhrase Outstanding!]]


''Banzai'' was a ChannelFour program spoofing Japanese game shows with its unorthodox methods of entertainment, from how long it takes to masturbate a turkey to how many balloons are needed to make a chicken fly. It spoofed Japanese culture in general with its three main presenters:

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''Banzai'' was a ChannelFour Creator/Channel4 program spoofing Japanese game shows with its unorthodox methods of entertainment, from how long it takes to masturbate a turkey to how many balloons are needed to make a chicken fly. It spoofed Japanese culture in general with its three main presenters:



* TypeCasting: WordOfGod- from when one of the show's gods appeared on one of ChannelFour's Top 100 shows- states that the first Mr. Shakehandsman left the show because he didn't want to be typecast as a man that shakes hands. Really.

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* TypeCasting: WordOfGod- from when one of the show's gods appeared on one of ChannelFour's Creator/Channel4's Top 100 shows- states that the first Mr. Shakehandsman left the show because he didn't want to be typecast as a man that shakes hands. Really.


With random silliness, and featuring celebrity cameos during the bets, ''Banzai'' ran for four series from 2001 to 2004. In the United States, it had a brief run on {{FOX}} in 2003 (these were Americanized and removed references to British culture and celebrities) that was canceled due to protest from Asian American groups after six episodes, and was then picked up by ComedyCentral, who ran the rest of the series with no controversy.

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With random silliness, and featuring celebrity cameos during the bets, ''Banzai'' ran for four series from 2001 to 2004. In the United States, it had a brief run on {{FOX}} in 2003 (these were Americanized and removed references to British culture and celebrities) that was canceled due to protest from Asian American groups after six episodes, and was then picked up by ComedyCentral, Creator/ComedyCentral, who ran the rest of the series with no controversy.

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