Inside Choke

  • Season 3
  • Aired 02/08/2012
  • 8,334 Views

A tiny Yakuza boss is choking and receives the Heimlich from his massive bodyguard when he suffers fatal aortic regurgitation.

announcer: THE SCOWLING GUYIN THE MIDDLE

IS KURU OKAMI,WHICH MEANS "BLACK WOLF."

HE'S THE LEADEROF THE YAKUZA,

THE ORGANIZED CRIME SYNDICATESIN JAPAN.

HUNDREDS OF YEARS OLD,

THE YAKUZA ARE KNOWN FOR THEIRSTRICT CODES OF CONDUCT

AND FOR THEIR VIOLENCE.

- BECAUSE OF ITS HISTORYAS A FEUDAL ORGANIZATION,

THE YAKUZA HAVEA CLOSE ASSOCIATION

WITH BUSHIDO--WITH THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI.

AND THAT HEAVILY INFORMSA LOT

OF THE YAKUZA'SCEREMONIAL ASPECTS,

EVEN PUNISHMENT TECHNIQUES.

THE MOST COMMONLY KNOWNPUNISHMENT

IS TO CUT OFF THE TIPOF YOUR SMALL FINGER

AND PRESENT IT TO YOUR BOSSOR YOUR FAMILY HEAD

AS A DEMONSTRATIONOF YOUR ATONEMENT.

announcer: AFTER A LONG WEEK

OF EXTORTION, MURDER,AND RACKETEERING,

THE BLACK WOLF LIKESTO KICK BACK

AT HIS OWN PRIVATE SAKE BAR.

- SAKE, SAKE!

SAKE!

SAKE, SAKE!

SAKE!

SAKE!

SAKE!

announcer: WITH A BELLY FULLOF SAKE,

THE MOST FEARED GANGSTERIN ALL OF JAPAN...

- [singing in Japanese]

announcer: BECOMESA SENTIMENTAL KARAOKE SINGER.

THERE ARE TWO RULESWHEN YOU'RE OUT DRINKING

WITH THE BLACK WOLF:

DON'T EVER SHOW SIGNSOF DRUNKENNESS.

AND NEVER MESSWITH HIS KARAOKE SINGING.

JIN,A NEWLY HIRED HIT MAN,

IS ABOUT TO BE INTRODUCEDTO A YAKUZA TRADITION.

- [speaking Japanese]

announcer: THE WOLF IS SODISGUSTED BY JIN'S BEHAVIOR,

HE DOES THE JOB HIMSELF.

- [screaming]

announcer: AND THEN,

IN THE ULTIMATE DISPLAYOF DISRESPECT,

HE SWALLOWS IT WHOLE.

[dramatic music]

- [exclaims]

- [grunting]

announcer: HIS HENCHMAN'SHEIMLICH MANEUVER

SAVED HIM FROMCHOKING TO DEATH...

BUT NOT FROM DYING.

- PERFORMED CORRECTLY,A HEIMLICH MANEUVER

SAVES THOUSANDSFROM CHOKING DEATHS ANNUALLY.

THE INCORRECT APPLICATION,IN THIS CASE,

CREATED CRUSH INJURYTO THE CHEST,

RUPTURING HIS AORTAAND HIS AORTIC VALVE.

THIS RESULTEDIN CATASTROPHIC HEMORRHAGE

TO THE SUBJECTAND RAPID DEATH.

announcer: FOR THE YAKUZA,RESPECT IS EVERYTHING.

JIN SCREWED UPBY GETTING DRUNK.

BUT IN THE END,

IT WAS THE BLACK WOLFWHO GOT FINGERED.

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