Burning Japanese

  • Season 3
  • Aired 01/25/2012
  • 12,652 Views

A busboy at a Benihana-esque restaurant disobeys orders not to play with the dangerous cooking equipment when he is knocked out by a Buddha statue and is cooked alive on a table griddle.

- [speaking Japanese]

narrator:HITO WAS A MASTER

JAPANESE TEPPANYAKI CHEF

AND OWNER OF BUDDHA-HA-HA.

AOKI WAS A LOWLY BUSBOY

WHO DREAMED OF ONE DAYTAKING OVER FOR CHEF HITO.

- TEPPANYAKI IS A STYLEOF JAPANESE CUISINE

THAT USES AN IRON GRIDDLE.

TEPPAN MEANS IRON PLATE,AND YAKI MEANS GRILLED FOOD.

I APPRENTICEDUNDER A MASTER CHEF.

YOU MUST HAVE THE UTMOST RESPECTFOR THE KNIVES,

AND THE TEPPAN TABLEIS A CONSTANT THREAT.

TEMPERATURES CAN GOTO 500 DEGREES.

narrator:CHEF HITO WOULD END EACH NIGHT

BY STORING HIS PRECIOUS KNIVESUNDER LOCK AND KEY.

ONE NIGHT,AFTER CHEF HITO WENT HOME,

AOKI DECIDEDTO BUST OUT THE KNIVES

AND PUT THEM THROUGHA WORKOUT.

IN HIS MIND,AOKI ALREADY WAS A MASTER CHEF.

- CHEF AOKI, MASTER.

- WORK IT, WORK IT!WHOO!

[applause]

- CAUGHT UPIN HIS OWN FANTASY,

AOKI PUSHED IT TOO FAR.

- NAGASAKI KNIFE THROW.

- HE THREW THE BLADE UPTOO HIGH...

AND WAS LUCKY TO CATCH IT.- TA DA!

- OH!OH...OH...

AAH!

AAH!

- NOT THAT LUCKY.

[gong]

WHEN THE KNIFE WENT UP,

IT MANAGED TO SLICE CLEANTHROUGH A SUPPORT ROPE.

INSTANT KARMA IN THE FORMOF A GIANT BUDDHA HEAD

KNOCKED THE POSER CHEF OUT.

TEN MINUTES LATER,A NEW DISH WAS CREATED--

GRILLED AOKI.

- DEATH OCCURREDBY OVERHEATING.

HE WAS LITERALLYCOOKED TO DEATH.

INTERNAL TEMPERATURESROSE DRAMATICALLY.

WHAT TRANSPIRED IS CARDIACAND PULMONARY DYSFUNCTION,

POSSIBLE SEIZURE ACTIVITY,

CESSATION OF NEUROLOGICFUNCTION,

AND UNTIMELY DEATH.

narrator: AOKI WANTEDTO BE A MASTER CHEF

BUT WITHOUT ALL THE TRAINING.

HEY, AOKI...- OH! OH...

- IF YOU CAN'T TAKE THE HEAT...

DON'T GET KNOCKED OUTBY A GIANT BUDDHA

AND FRY YOUR FACE OFF...

YA DUMMY.

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