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  • What if I told you there's a way you can get fit, learn a language and have fun all at the same time?

  • Well, check this out.

  • I have a bad case of diarrhea.

  • I have a bad case of diarrhea.

  • I have a bad case of diarrhea.

  • I was I was mhm.

  • Oh, dear.

  • Maybe not.

  • I think I'm gonna need some aspirin.

  • Welcome to the world of eco Tasers.

  • Weak in English.

  • Quite literally.

  • English conversation exercise through voluntary muscle English.

  • It rolls right off the tongue, isn't it?

  • Don't say a word.

  • This week in English has been something of an Internet mean for many years now.

  • And let's face it, it's not hard to see why.

  • I first came across this language learning miracle six years ago when producing a series on this channel called Losing Weight in Japan and unsurprisingly, ill fated series in which I tried to lose 10 kg in 10 weeks.

  • Needless to say, the only thing I lost at the time was my dignity.

  • At the time, I just assumed it was some weird one off special TV show that was a parody or something.

  • Who would make this?

  • But it turns out this far more to it than a bad case of diarrhea because there are 24 episodes of speaking English, each one introducing exciting a new English phrases from everyday life and situations in the English speaking world.

  • The I mean, this was a real TV show that somebody had spent money on broadcast on Fuji Television at five o'clock in the morning.

  • Now imagine waking up 4:30 a.m. You dive into the shower, you grab your morning coffee and then when the clock strikes five, I have a back up, down.

  • I have a back us up, Danny, I have a back us up down here taking English cycle.

  • Honestly, the more you learn about speaking English, the more absurd than it gets.

  • So today we'll discover why this is one of the most ridiculous TV shows you will ever see, including the questionable English phrases they talk, which came riddled with some pretty sinister undertones at times.

  • Hand me your bag over.

  • Finally, we'll test the show out on a real life Japanese man who, to be fair, took it incredibly seriously.

  • Now.

  • Morning exercise is pretty popular in Japan as it is in Asia in general, with radio Taser literally radio calisthenics being barked out of a speaker for workers to perform in the morning before the workday begins.

  • But speaking English was created against this backdrop.

  • The show was comprised of three stages.

  • It would start with a practical setting where top rate actors, both Japanese and foreign, acted out a dramatic scene with powerful raw emotions.

  • Oh, Missy, no, Yoshi, I'm so glad you could make it top rate actors the best in the business.

  • Then one of the characters would be utterly distraught, their lack of English knowledge, and finally, enter our heroes this weekend.

  • Girls, my favorite scenes aren't this weekend girls that this weekend boys who execute the dances with an unmatched level of enthusiasm.

  • You look sensational, not press.

  • Yeah.

  • Okay, seriously, it looks like the camera crew burst into a bar, pointed at three drunk salary men in the corner and went Fuck it.

  • Yeah, you'll do.

  • You got to give them some credit, at least for getting involved and delivering those sick moves.

  • It all seems like harmless fun, but at times it does have some pretty sinister undertones to it all.

  • In this episode, the character goes on holiday.

  • And then she's jumped by two shady men with flawless disguises.

  • Mm.

  • Shut up.

  • Don't say a word.

  • Yeah, Don't move.

  • If you do, I'll kill you.

  • I mean, it's five o'clock in the morning.

  • That's a little bit stronger, isn't it?

  • It's all right there.

  • Dancing.

  • Take anything you want to take anything you want.

  • Yeah, I rewind the Wait a minute.

  • Go back.

  • Let's take a look at those, uh, those ferocious criminal masterminds.

  • Take everything.

  • You ever hand me your back.

  • I wonder who the robber could be.

  • It's a bit difficult to give a character description to the police.

  • What would the completely unobstructed view of his face and wait a minute?

  • Isn't that Jason Alexander from Seinfeld?

  • What's going on there?

  • If you're wondering what in the world of fuck this guy is wearing a bit of cultural trivia for you while in the West are stereotyped image of a burglar.

  • Is this or this in Japan, they look more like this.

  • They wear a bandana colder, Hakka moody.

  • It's typically worn by farmers, but in this case it's tied up into what can only be described as the world's worst disguise now credit where it's due to the show.

  • There's scarcely a real life situation that isn't covered in Zurich in English is extensive list of vocabulary from being robbed by Jason Alexander to having highly specific medical emergencies brought on by a bad case of diarrhea.

  • I am allergic to penicillin.

  • Penicillin.

  • Very specific.

  • Okay, please explain your symptoms in detail as much as possible.

  • I cannot treat you until I know more about, you know, for somebody who delivered the phrase I am allergic to penicillin with surprising ease and fluency, she does she just give up very easily, doesn't she?

  • Essentially a Japanese Karen.

  • Another eyebrow raising expression involves two characters.

  • You've just watched a film, and the girl has trouble choosing her words to describe how she felt at the ending of the movie.

  • The vaccine really got to me.

  • Uh, sorry.

  • What exactly were they watching me?

  • Mm hmm.

  • So what are the two reasons that's weak in English?

  • Is fatally flawed?

  • And let's face it, think I'm being a little bit generous with just two reasons.

  • Floor number one is exaggerated knowledge.

  • Imagine if you've watched a bit of full season of this show.

  • You know, all the phrases.

  • You know, all the dances and techniques.

  • You're gonna have some pretty gaping holes in your knowledge, the day you inevitably get robbed by two men.

  • Good.

  • You OK, sir?

  • Yeah.

  • Okay.

  • What happened?

  • I was loved by 22 men robbed you.

  • Oh, God.

  • What do they look like?

  • I wasn't allowed to buy two.

  • Yes.

  • What were their faces?

  • What do they look like?

  • Yeah.

  • Uh huh.

  • I wasn't loved by two we've established there were two men, sir.

  • I was in love to buy two.

  • We're not really getting anywhere, are we, sir?

  • Me?

  • My whole life, I spent my life.

  • Spare me my life.

  • Okay?

  • Spare me.

  • My life is all rather strange.

  • Was it by any chance this man?

  • Yeah, the man Jason Alexander.

  • I thought it might be.

  • Yeah.

  • I have a back up there.

  • Lee, I have a back up there.

  • I have a back up there.

  • I have.

  • Okay.

  • So the whole premise of weak in English is that as you move your body as you move your muscles, you're able to retain and memorize phrases a lot easier.

  • That's the whole sort of genius of this weekend.

  • English concept.

  • Let's call it out.

  • What it is utter bollocks.

  • But surely for the viewers of the show who are learning these phrases, these really important phrases, they're probably going to need to reenact the dance or certainly reenact the pattern which the words are said to recollect the phrase.

  • And God forbid, the day that you need to use any of these actual phrase is the blood tests tell a rather worrying story.

  • Ask.

  • You have a severe allergic reaction to something We don't know what it is, but we need to know, or you will die in 24 hours.

  • Now, for the last time, what drugs are you allergic to?

  • I have an allergic to to to To To allergy.

  • I'll come there.

  • We need to know.

  • Deaf ca.

  • Do you remember?

  • Remember?

  • Good.

  • I am glad to penicillin.

  • Yeah, I'm glad I am.

  • Yes, I am glad.

  • I am very, very scared.

  • Very scared.

  • Despite these floors, nasty did actually get pretty worn out doing the fitness aspect of it.

  • But the memorization component definitely didn't work.

  • I am a I am allergic to I am allergic to How do you feel?

  • Heavy exercise.

  • Exercise.

  • Exercise too.

  • No, No.

  • Okay, I have a back to back.

  • It doesn't work.

  • Oh, no.

  • I've always been amazed at the lengths people in Japan go to to learn the English language.

  • There's no country in the world.

  • I suspect that has as many resources about learning English as Japan.

  • I mean, take this book, the old policy fuck told Sky Cutter, one of my favorite books.

  • The correct way to use Fuck, which teaches you sentences in context with various characters and figures throughout world history.

  • One of my favorite series of Japanese English textbooks skinny deny a tumble, literally the words that don't appear in the English exams, barbed wire.

  • You know, sometimes I like to look up at the stars and picture an alternate universe where Zeke in English took off, became popular dominated TVs and fitness regimes throughout the land.

  • Missy, you know, I'm so glad you could make it.

  • Although to be fair, it's an alternate universe that I'm glad I'm not in this week in English ended after only one season, an undeniable tragedy.

  • As to the people who watched Greek in English, Well, we'll never really know how many how many embraced its teaching methods.

  • What I want to see is a documentary about the three kids.

  • Boys.

  • Where are they now?

  • What happened?

  • What happened to them after they did that?

  • In the meantime, I encourage you to watch an entire episode of weak in English, online on YouTube and see the profound effect it has on your health, both physical and mental.

  • As for me, thus concludes one of the weirdest videos I've ever made.

  • As always, more behind the scenes stuff.

  • Check out there in Japan, Patron.

  • But for now, guys, as always, many Thanks for watching.

  • I'll see you next time right here on the Iran Japan Channel.

  • And as for me, well, I've got case to solve.

  • A bad case of diarrhea, a bucket, diarrhea, diarrhea, diarrhea.

  • I have a bad case of diarrhea.

  • Yeah, Yeah, I have a bad case of their here.

  • I have a package of their here.

  • Just that here.

  • Yeah.

What if I told you there's a way you can get fit, learn a language and have fun all at the same time?

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