Oh, I know the whole "Japan is sooooo weird" genre is hardly fresh any more, and even more I know that not long after this came out I was rabidly watching anything by Sid and Marty Krofft, so it's not like Americans have any real claim to any kind of cultural superiority, but still: Japan is sooooo weird! Proof: this clip from a once-popular children's show.
You weren't planning to sleep this week, were you?
If you haven't had enough, just go search on "kure kure takora" (Japanese for the title of this post, and the show). There's lots to choose from, God (or Godzilla) help us.