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In memoriam: Shimura Ken

thomas

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Sadly, last Sunday the great Japanese comedian Shimura Ken passed away, having succumbed to the novel coronavirus.

Here are a few of his classics you will understand even if you're not fluent in Japanese. Not always politically correct yet hilarious.

English class:



Shimura Ken and Leslie Nielsen




On the subway



Yes, he loved the ladies and the booze. Rest in peace!
 

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I hadn't seen the Leslie Nielsen ones, thank you!

Two legends in their day. There was some classic Naked Gun antics. I loved that movie as a kid, and often watched it with my dad.

Shame to have lost him, and to count him amongst the casualties of this pandemic.
 

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No homage to Shimura Ken would be complete without mentioning his famous チンパンジー: パン君

Please note that the beast only wear Japanese made attires, quiz:: can you tell the brand of its shoes ?

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No homage to Shimura Ken would be complete without mentioning his famous チンパンジー: パン君

Please note that the beast only wear Japanese made attires, quiz:: can you tell the brand of its shoes ?
They are penny loafers but no idea regarding brand.
 

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Those are Haruta, very popular among Japanese students. I see that the ape also follow Japanese schools socks regulation and wear white socks ! :D :D:D
 
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