Y’all gonna thank me that I led off this post with the normal looking state of being for the Crown Prince of J-ent Kimura Takuya and his maybe successor-in-line Yamashita Tomohisa, because what you’re about to watch next will crack your brain. Yamapi has a new single out this week called “Love Chase” (not bad at all), so he made a surprise appearance on SMAPxSMAP not as a guest but co-starring in a skit. One of the running skits on the show is the family skit where KimuTaku is the family pet dog called P-chan, Shingo is a kindergartener the size of Hulk, and Goro is the kindly daddy. When I say KimuTaku is the family pet, he is literally a pink poodle. In this skit, called P-chan versus Yamapi-chan, the plot is the showdown between two pet dogs hoping to the win the affection of the lady of the house.
It starts with competing on being cute, welcoming the owner home, and cooking. I was already laughing manically, but when Yamapi-chan broke into a serenade of “Daite Senorita” I actually almost peed by pants. Turns out I did need to whip out the Depends because that was followed by P-chan singing “Seishun Amigo”, which prompted Yamapi-chan to join in and both poodles performed that iconic song to my everlasting joy. And can I say P-chan’s rendition blows Kame out of the water. The skit is adorable because most of the time everyone except for KimuTaku is cracking up, yet he manages to keep the straightest face it’s amazing. The whole kit and caboodle is finished off with Shingo delivering a diatribe as if he was three sheets to the wind. Playing a kindergartener. This is priceless and below are some stills from the video. Yamapi is totally forgiven for the depressing Ending Planner drama after this.