Banzai

Season 1 Episode 1

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Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Jul 13, 2003 on FOX
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An Animal Scientific Experiment
In the name of scientific progress, scientists will find out how many helium balloons it will take to lift Larry the chicken off the ground. Will it be A: 30 B: 60 C: 90 D: 120 Nothing happens at 30 and 60 only makes him hover. The answer is C. We salute Larry for his sacrifice in the name of science.

Mr. Shake Hands Man
How long will it take for Kelsey Grammar to pull away from Mr. Shake Hands Man? Will it be A: 0 - 30 seconds B: 31 - 60 seconds C: 61 - 90 seconds D: 91 - 120 seconds The shaking and questioning begins. Kelsey eventually escapes using a classic sumo get-out maneuver and clocks out at 40.1 seconds, so the answer is B.

The Shuffle Of The Sinful Ladies
Three similar-looking geishas stand in a row. Two of them are pure and wear white panties, however, one is a devil woman and wears red panties. The girls all shuffle around. Which one wears the red panties? Is it A, B, or C? It is C.

Ye Olde Supermarket Trolley Jousting Tournament
Two knights, one black and one white, get in shopping carts to do battle. The white knight is Laurence from Boston. The black knight is Tom from Memphis. They must attempt to knock the other one out of their cart. Who will win? The banzai lady drops her hankie and they charge. The black knight wins by knocking the white knight to the ground.

Lady One Question
How long will it take Simon Cowell to walk away from Lady One Question after she asks her one question? Will it be A: 0 - 30 seconds B: 31 - 60 seconds C: 61 - 90 seconds D: 91 seconds and over Lady One Question asks Simon the difference between American Pop Idol and British Pop Idol. The clock begins. After trying to figure her out, Simon clocks out 77.0 seconds so the answer is C!

Interesting Penalty Shoot Out Conundrum
A soccer striker, Andrew, will try to score more goals than goalkeeper, Lorenzo, can block. The only problem? Andrew has only his right-leg and Lorenzo has only his left-arm! The competition is best 2 of 3. Andrew scores on his first kick. Lorenzo blocks the second one. It all comes down to the last kick. It goes in the net! Andrew wins!

Old Lady Wheelchair Chicken Challenge
Two old ladies, Hazel and Dot, face off in a game of chicken using their motorized wheel chairs. Who will win? They charge, but they crash! It looks like a tie. However, on an alternate angle, Hazel clearly swerves first even though they still crash, so Dot is the winner.

The Speed Soul Struggle
Father Joseph, Rabbi Hershill Rimmer, and Lou Ferrigno will face-off in a Speed-style type competition. The three men must pedal their stationary bicycles above 20 mph. Fall below 20 mph, and they're out. They will compete for the soul of little baby Danny. The race is on! Father Joseph falls under 20 mph first. It's down to Rabbi Hershill and Lou Ferrigno. Lou gets close to falling under, but quickly reestablishes himself. Rabbi Hershill gets into the danger zone, and so does Lou Ferrigno! It's a battle to stay alive. Who wins? Rabbi Hershill falls below 20 mph and Lou Ferrigno wins! He gets the soul of little baby Danny.moreless

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      • International Airdates:
        Denmark: April 4, 2008 on TV3+

      • For those of you who don't know who Hal Sparks is, he was the man standing behind Simon Cowell in the line of interviews. Simon turned to Hal for help when he didn't know what Lady One Question wanted of him.

      • "An Animal Scientific Experiment" came with two disclaimers. The first told viewers "Don't try this at home." This was because a San Francisco native actually tried the experiment after viewing the sketch in a promo. The second told viewers "No animals were harmed in the taping of this segment."

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