Posted on May 26th, 2009 2 comments
Did you know QVC had a Japanese channel? Did you know that they had a very amusing exchange with a customer live on TV several days back that’s become a viral-video sensation over there? Now you do!
QVC Japan is a bunch of wimps and has been removing the video (depicting two hosts selling an “18K Italian-Made Fancy Chain Necklace”) left and right across YouTube and Nicovideo, although people are re-uploading the clip to Nico on a pretty frenetic basis — Streisand effect, Asian style. Here’s a currently active Nico link.
I am too lazy to re-upload the sucker to YT and do my own subtitles, but here is a transcript:
Hostess: All right, we have a customer on the line. This is Ms. Hiraga from Tokyo. Hello?
Hostess: Ah, Ms. Hiraga, good evening!
Hiraga: Good evening.
Hostess: So, which of Today’s Special Values are you…are you buying the necklace?
Hiraga: The necklace.
Host/Hostess: Thank you very much!
Hostess: If I may ask, how many of them did you purchase?
Hiraga: Five of them.
Hostess: (sticks hand out, fingers spread) Five of them! Thank you very much! Um, are you going to be using them for a party, or for presents?
Hiraga: For a family gathering.
Hostess: A family gathering?
Hostess: Oh, that’s wonderful!
Hiraga: No, it’s not wonderful. It’s not wonderful at all. It’s nothing unusual.