Banzai was a comedy gambling game show spoofing Japanese game shows and general television style. It was produced by Radar, part of RDF Media. Each segment of the show was a silly or bizarre contest. Members of the viewing audience were encouraged to bet with each other on the outcome of each segment. The Japanese characters seen on screen during the programme are meaningless.
Type: Game Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
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The Banzai Pipeline, or simply “Pipeline” or “Pipe,” is a surf reef break located in Hawaii, off Ehukai Beach Park in Pupukea on O'ahu's North Shore. A reef break is an area in the ocean where waves start to break once they reach the shallows of a reef. Pipeline is notorious for huge waves which break in shallow water just above a sharp and cavernous reef, forming large, hollow, thick curls of water that surfers can tube ride. There are three reefs at Pipeline in progressively deeper water further out to sea that activate according to the increasing size of approaching ocean swells.
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An episode of Season 6 (1974–1975) of Hawaii Five-O, named “The Banzai Pipeline”, was filmed at Pipeline. The 2002 surf movie Blue Crush was filmed at Pipe. The 2007 film Pipeline featured events at this location.
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