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Monday, December 14, 2009

Pan and James

Alright, so this is a thing. A thing in Japan. And because the Japanese tend to get super weird with their animals, I can't say I wasn't expecting a show about a chimp and a bulldog BFF duo who "complete human tasks" to be anything less than nonsequitor amazingness. And the proof is in the puddin'.

After doing more research (a.k.a. looking at a Wikipedia entry) on Pan and James, I discovered that they're featured on a television show called "Tensai! Shimura Dōbutsuen" ("天才!志村動物園", lit. "Genius! Shimura Zoo"). The "Pan and James Running Errands" episode is often cited as their finest work. But that's BS, since "Pan with James' Babies" is clearly the cutest thing ever.

Zany language and cultural barriers aside, these two take my emotional cake for today.


Nick said...

I am especially obsessed with 1:50 to 2:00...
How come we don't live in Japan?


I want to make an American version of this show using Lola, Monty and a baby seal.