At this point, it’s pretty common knowledge that foreign television is completely bonkers. “Simpsons did it.” Everyone knows. It’s crazy and so weird and makes no sense and a thousand monkeys typing on a thousand typewriters for a thousand years couldn’t recreate an explanation for what is even going on with foreign television. I’m talking, of course, about their weird, brightly colored, noisy, variety talk shows that seem like they must be for children but are somehow for adults. Everything else on foreign television is dubbed Friends reruns. But, even if we all know that the foreign TV is the bananas, it doesn’t mean that sometimes we don’t see a little bit of it and go, like, oh yeah, no, I remember, and even after all these years it never ceases to amaze. (For example: Japanese Blackface Obama Magician.) Case in point: today’s clip in which Peter Dinklage sits in an overstuffed red easy chair, alone in the middle of a massive television studio as a woman who is basically dressed in lingerie and leather pants pretends to be…a…fashion photographer who can only take fashion photographs while also doing the splits and mugging for another, even sexier photographer probably while in the background a live studio audience simply claps in unenthusiastic unison to the crappy white-man’s r&b playing over the loudspeakers. You know, normal TV stuff.
MAMA MIA, THAT’S AH-CRAZY TV! (Thanks for the tip, Spencer.)