Japan Takes Over TV: Family Guy, Leverage

Topic started by gia on Feb. 15, 2010. Last post by John_Martone 5 years ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Those of you who watch my userblog already know that one of my favorite TV shows, Leverage-- a sort of Ocean's 11-meets-Robin-Hood procedural on TNT --made a fun Japan reference last week: the characters have to create a back story for Elliott ("the Hitter") as a baseball player, and while doing so they decided to make him big in Japan, complete with goofy energy drink ad. 
But that's not the only recent Jpop culture reference on TV: Sunday's episode of American Dad featured Stan (the Dad himself) as a cyborg from the future. He takes Francine out for a date and plays some "Japanese funk" music for her, claiming that it's all the rage in the future. I couldn't find a clip of the bit itself, but here's the PV for the song, "Monochrome Effect," by Jpop band Perfume. 
Slowly but surely, we will continue on our quest to dominate American airwaves. MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Post by crusader8463 (739 posts) See mini bio Level 9
I just wish all the world leaders would give control over their respected countries to japan already. Save us the trouble of fighting against the Japanese army in another World War. I mean once they activate the subliminal training that has be implanted in all of our minds by these J-pop songs and anime we watch, and when we begin the march to our countries capitals to gain control of them for the glory of Japan they wont be able to stop it anyway.
Post by wccrawford (3 posts) See mini bio Level 1
lol I was wondering if that was a real song, or if they made it up on the spot to make fun of it.  Thanks for finding it!
Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
@crusader8463: Subliminal training? I thought it was brain formatting?
Also, that is a sweet 3D pink shark in that video.
Post by rein (5,465 posts) See mini bio Level 15
i'm still waiting for japan to release all the giant robots, espers and vampires they have been stock piling.
Post by lanaswift (636 posts) See mini bio Level 4
Leverage is a superior show to American Dad, but that song is spectacular.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@rein said:
" i'm still waiting for japan to release all the giant robots, espers and vampires they have been stock piling. "
Are they stockpiling vampires. I thought that was Germany. At least Hellsing tells me so.
The second clip is super addicting. I'm not watching the magic pink sharks and adorable girls, but I've been looping it for the last few minutes for the audio.
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