Wednesday, November 30, 2011

KARA makes an appearance on Tokyo Friend Park 2


Korean girl group KARA made an appearance on TBS’s popular game show, “Tokyo Friend Park 2“, which was aired on November 29th. ”Tokyo Friend Park 2″ is a show in which the guests compete different games, and for each game they beat, they will receive a gold coin that can be potentially exchanged for prizes later on.

Check out the videos below!

First Game: WALL CRUSH - “This is a game in which contestants will dress in a velcro suit and run towards a mini-trampoline, which will launch them towards a velcro wall. The objective of the contestant is to jump as high as they can to gain the highest position on the wall as possible. The higher the contestant can reach on the wall, the more points they will garner for their team. A coin is awarded to the team if and when they accumulate a preset number of points. The top corners of the wall have two large red rectangles marked ‘CLEAR!’; and if a player gets either hand to stick at least partly within the rectangle, they automatically win the coin.”

Question – “Are you girls athletic? What kind of sports have you played before?”
• Hara – “Broad Jump”
• Seungyeon – “Walking”
• Gyuri – “I’m not really athletic, better at talking.”
• Nicole – “I’m good at everything, but not jumping.”
• Jiyoung – “Boxing”

Second Game: NEVER WIPE OUT! - “In this game, one player will stand on a platform that sways from side to side like a teeter-totter. In front of them is an attached giant platformed board that moves with the teeter-totter. A ball is dropped from the top and the player must use the teeter-totter and gravity to navigate the ball all the way to a basket at the bottom of the maze. If the ball falls off the edges, the player loses. The team has 6 tries to get a ball into the basket at the bottom, and a single successful attempt will award the team a coin.”

Third Game: GO! UPHILL – They run up the hill and try to place the marker at the highest point. Each person gets 20 seconds, so they can keep trying until the time ends.

Fourth Game: FLASH SAURUS – “This is also a 2-player game. One player will pump air into a vertical tube using what resembles a bicycle tire pump, while another player stands on an approximately 1 meter ledge. When the object inside the tube reaches the top, a series of track lights will come towards the player standing on the ledge. It is then his job to jump off the ledge in such a way that he will land on the ground below precisely when the track lights reach his platform. The faster the first player can pump air to get the object to the top of the vertical tube the slower the lights will travel, allowing a better chance the second player will trap the track lights below. The team has 8 attempts, and 3 successful trials wins them a coin.”

The hosts discuss Hara’s “cheat”, but since she did a great job, KARA still got a point out of it.

Fifth Game: HYPER HOCKEY – “This is always the last competitive game in the show. A comedy duo known as Honjamaka competes against the team to win a coin. The comedy duo both play air hockey each week so they are given a handicap of a ridiculous costume that hinders their ability to play. The first team to 7 wins, and if the contestant team wins they gain an extra coin.”

Big Challenge (Darts) - “At the end of each show, participants can choose between taking the coins or trading their coins in for darts. The value of the coins is unknown, but most contestants trade their coins for darts. Participants will then throw their darts at a large spinning dart-board. The dart board is divided like a pie graph and certain prizes are listed in each piece of the ‘pie’. If the dart hits the board, the board will stop and the contestant will win the prize shown. If the participant misses the board or if the dart bounces off, the contestant will win nothing. Prizes range from guest’s request to a car (Passo). There are also several pie pieces that have ‘tawashi‘ (translated as ’sponge’) on them. This is meant to be the joke prize, as if the contestant hits this piece, he will simply win a cheap sponge as opposed to an expensive prize.”

KARA received three golden coins as a result of their accomplishments during the games, but since they have five members, they choose who gets to participate in the darts through rock-paper-scissors.

• Gyuri – Treadmill
• Seungyeon – Digital Camera
• Nicole – Accessories
• Hara – Laptop Computer
• Jiyoung – Japan Tour For Family

source: tokyohive