Game Show Imports Like 'Wipeout' are a Study in Orientalism

Willamette Week | July 9, 2008
Poking fun at the insanity of a Japanese game show isn't new. But now that mockery is being married with a shrewd commercialism as the very concepts that were once gently derided are Americanized.

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