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[NEWS] 'Waratte Iitomo!' to end March 2014
« on: October 24, 2013, 02:19:01 AM »
Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh???  :O

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Fuji TV's long-running program 'Waratte Iitomo!' to end in March
October 22, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

It was announced that Fuji TV's popular variety show "Waratte Iitomo!" which is hosted by Tamori (a.k.a Morita Kazuyoshi), will be ending its over 30 years run next March. The announcement was made by Tamori himself during the show on October 22nd.

"Waratte Iitomo!" is a long-running live broadcasting program that begun airing on October 4th 1982.

Back in 2002, the show celebrated its 5000th broadcast, and it was certified by Guinness World Records for "the highest number aired for a live variety TV show hosted by the same emcee."

According to the public relations department of Fuji TV, they would release further details for the reasons why the show is ending along with their future program scheduling.

During the announcement on the show, Tamori expressed his gratitude.

"Waratte Iitomo!" airs on Fuji TV from Monday to Friday at noon to 1:00 pm.

Source: Cinematoday
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- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2013/10/waratte-iitomo-to-end-in-march-after-32-years
- http://www.cinematoday.jp/page/N0057448

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Re: [NEWS] 'Waratte Iitomo!' to end March 2014
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 10:40:37 PM »
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why the show is ending

Tamori is 68 years old. Gives the man a break  :lol:

Sad to see it go, I watch it every now and then and it often has interesting guests, games of otherwise informative/entertaining segments.


I saw the Iitomo studio replica in the FujiTV building:



Should've gotten my pic taken with the Tamori model like so many other tourists  :nervous

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Re: [NEWS] 'Waratte Iitomo!' to end March 2014
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2013, 05:36:54 AM »
Hosting a show for 30 years is a huge achievement. Waratte Iitomo! has really turned him into a household name (past few celebrity polls I saw ranks him right up top).

Wonder if he'll keep hosting his other shows, like Music Station.

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