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Episode 311 - Chinpokomon CC bloopers PostWed Aug 07, 2013 6:00 pm Offline
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This is my 3rd edit. Why I don't just reply to myself, I couldn't tell you.

I love that closed captions are available. There have been a few lines I couldn't decipher at all - in 'The Mexican Staring Frog...', for example, when the female guest starts talking about her husband on Jesus & Pals.

As a first-and-a-half year student of Japanese, the accurate Romaji translations in ep 311 help for practice...but then:
Red Harris, store manager, leaves Chinpokomon Toy Corporation - and for a line or two, the CCs don't match Hirohito & Ose's spoken parts. I think the meaning's roughly the same ("I want the person responsible for making a mistake"), but it f*cks with me. Like bad dubbing.

As most Americans don't speak Japanese, the Chin-spoken (see what I did there?) parts are already a mystery; I feel like the CC mismatch might be intentional to add another teeny tiny in-joke.
But what the hell do I know. I'm not fluent. As it stands, given the tone of this episode, context is enough to suss out meaning.

Why is スッキリ on so many of the Japanese buildings?
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Re: Episode 311 - Chinpokomon CC bloopers PostWed Aug 07, 2013 11:21 pm OfflineBoard Moderator
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The transliteration is sukkiri, which doesn't have an English equivalent except maybe "That's it!" which one might say after finding a satisfactory solution to a difficult problem or situation.

The closest translation would be "Refreshing!" and it might make sense if the buildings are stores - there are refreshments in them.

Now, for the dialog...

President Hirohito:
Dame, dame da. Naze kono chippu wa soto ni detanda?!
["Bad, this is bad. How did this chip get out?!"]

Mr. Ose:
Wa, wakarimasen, sachoo san. Mondai desu ne.
["I, I don't know, boss. That's the problem."]

President Hirohito:
Sekininshou yobe!
["You're no longer in charge!"]

Mr. Ose:
Hai. Hai, sachoo san.
["Yes. Yes, boss."]

(the subs here are awful. I gave you what some Japanese fans heard 14 years ago when the episode first aired)
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Re: Episode 311 - Chinpokomon CC bloopers PostThu Aug 08, 2013 11:31 am Offline
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Thank you!
I caught most of it, & mercifully I have my Japanese/English dictionaries, but I didn't recognize some words. Warui desu yo!
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