SMAP×SMAP is a Japanese iconic television show hosted by boy band SMAP. Debuting on April 15, 1996(produced by Kansai TV and Fuji TV, aired on Fuji TV) until it ended on December 26, 2016. ... See full summary »



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Series cast summary:
SMAP SMAP ...  Themselves 43 episodes, 1996-2016
Takuya Kimura ...  Himself / ... 42 episodes, 1996-2016
Gorô Inagaki ...  Himself / ... 42 episodes, 1996-2016
Tsuyoshi Kusanagi Tsuyoshi Kusanagi ...  Himself / ... 42 episodes, 1996-2016
Shingo Katori Shingo Katori ...  Himself / ... 42 episodes, 1996-2016
Masahiro Nakai Masahiro Nakai ...  Himself / ... 42 episodes, 1996-2016


SMAP×SMAP is a Japanese iconic television show hosted by boy band SMAP. Debuting on April 15, 1996(produced by Kansai TV and Fuji TV, aired on Fuji TV) until it ended on December 26, 2016. Each episode is usually composed of three segments, 1."Bistro SMAP" (cooking-themed interview segment), 2. Segment which varies every week (sketch comedies and games), 3. "S-Live" (musical segment). It has become the show that features the widest range of guests in Japanese television history, including actors, singers, models, athletes, filmmakers, and politicians, both Japanese and from abroad. Written by Sonja Pavkovic

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Bistro SMAP does not have a menu. We cook any dish that our guest desires.







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April 1996 (Japan) See more »

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Smap×Smap See more »

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Baby Smap is a five-minute-long spin-off or sidequel of SMAPxSMAP that has been airing on Sunday nights at 1:30 a.m. from April 15, 2007.

The program mainly features unaired scenes from SMAPxSMAP and scenes from next week's episode. Occasionally, the program is subtitled "New Project Factory" and SMAP members appear on the show, participating in the taping of short games. It was originally created to let young, rookie or "baby" television producers come up with ideas for a new segment for SMAPxSMAP. At the end of the program, SMAP members decide if the game can be used as a new segment on SMAPxSMAP. See more »

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Great JPN variety show that continues to amuse
12 June 2002 | by jayleySee all my reviews

Whether you are a big fan of the Japanese "boy" bands or can barely stomach even the best of "jpop," Smap x Smap is a boy band showcase that amuses and remains surprisingly enduring. Most boy bands in Japan fade quickly after a three or four year career but Smap has been around since the early 90s. Their self titled variety show allows them to showcase their entertaining skills, whether that be cooking for lovely young actresses in a regular segment called Bistro Smap (a knockoff of the network's "Iron Chef"), acting in parodies of popular movies (e.g. Titanic, Spider-Man), or just being good sports at whatever nonsensical game the producers put them in. Though most of the group's members are tepid singers at best - Kimura Takuya being the most vocally gifted - the show lets people enjoy what's best about Smap, and that's their personalities. Smap x Smap or 'sma sma' continues to do well in the ratings and it's likely it'll continue to do well in it's prime tv slot.

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