Better Late Than Never is the show you e always wanted, but you just didn’t know it until tonight at 10p. NBC sent Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and Jeff Dye for a month to explore six Asian cities in four countries, and they will never be the same. Not the men, but the cities.
On tonight’s season premiere, their first stop is Tokyo. As they try to navigate their way to the hotel, we will learn some really interesting facts about the Japanese city. You will get to see the World’s Busiest Crosswalk and pray that they make their way to the other side. Winkler might’ve been able to stop traffic as The Fonz, but that does not work here. Once they get to the other side, they go underground to the World’s Busiest Subway Station and get lost in it. One of them loves the attention and the other four just want to get undressed and lie down in a comfortable bed.
When they finally get to the hotel that Dye, who is their tour guide, booked for them, they are in for a shock. They said they wanted to experience the culture, but had no idea that he would book them in a Capsule Hotel. You have to tune in to find out why the locals stay at these types of places. That and to see the comedian completely naked.
Somehow, the five of them get some sleep and then it is off to try the cuisine of Japan. Shatner convinces them to try a hole in the wall and one of the local delicacies. They are in for a huge surprise when they find out what he ordered for them. Good thing, Foreman brought some BBQ sauce with him because that is all Bradshaw is going to eat once he discovers what it is.
Later on that day, they go to a bar and have some beer. Did you know that is the most popular alcoholic beverage there? So popular you can buy it in vending machines and they even sell it to kids. Theirs is non-alcholoic, don’t worry. See that is a cool fact you didn’t know. That and one of them gets drunk off of just one beer. Do you think you know who the lightweight is?
It wasn’t only about the food and drinks, they also go on a one of those infamous Japanese talk shows and make fools of themselves, visit a skyscraper with a glass floor and visit Mt Fiji. I am surprised they didn’t sacrifice Dye to the active Volcano.
All in all, they had a lot of fun Tokyo and now it is off to the next city. In the coming weeks, we will watch them travel to Kyoto, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Hong Kong; and Phuket and Chiang Mai, Thailand.
I knew when NBC announced that they were going to do this show; it was going to be amazing. But exceeded my expectations. It is great to watch four legends on one show. Not only will we get to know things about them that we didn’t know, we also get to learn about the different places that they are visiting. They are going to visit tourist locations and also some hidden away areas. They are having the time of their lives, and you will be too as you watch them.
I saw this premiere episode a few weeks ago, but I wasn’t allowed to talk about it until now. I have wanted to scream it from the rooftops that this show is the best thing to happen to television in a long time. It is fun, it is real, it is educational and it pretty gosh darn perfect. It will make you laugh, leave you in awe, and make you laugh again. Mostly because these old friends can’t stop bickering, but at the end of the day, they are all still friends and Jeff Dye. Joking, he fits in brilliantly with the two actors, the boxer and the football player. While he tries to fit in with them, they are all trying to fit in in the city they are visiting. Believe me they stick out like sore thumbs, and yet they are welcomed wherever they go. And you should welcome them into your home tonight and every Tuesday at 10p on NBC.
It’s like you are right there with them. It is just a whole lot cheaper and more comfortable to watch it from your home as they do all the dirty work! And they do get dirty, but that is for another episode…