Don't get me wrong, out of all the places in the world the country I would most like to visit is Japan, but I can't help worrying about them when I see segments of their game shows! In this particular show, the point is NOT TO LAUGH. If you get caught laughing, they beat you on the buttocks with a rather frightening looking cane!
In this episode, they have to refrain from giggling at people who struggle with the English language, and I could have EASILY refrained from laughing at that for so many reasons, not the least of which is that the average reading skills of the 9th graders I help teach is about the 4th grade level in one class in particular. That includes both kids who are and are not identified as having special needs.