Kondo Masahiko (48) and Nomura Yoshio (48) are scheduled to participate in “SMAPxSMAP” (FujiTV), appearing in their popular segment “Bistro SMAP”. Recordings took place recently in Tokyo. This is a collaboration between Johnny’s Idols across generations.
Kondo has already appeared in the said segment in 2005 next to Kuroyanagi Tetsuko (79), but this is the first time he appears next to Nomura, in a reunion of 70～80s generation Johnny’s from their former unit “Tanokin Trio”. When SMAP saw them they screamed “Uwaaa!”.
Bistro owner, Nakai Masahiro (40), “I can’t say a thing to them. Intimidating that is, even now I can’t properly address them”, he said with a tense look. Kondo told them, “From now on you can call me MATCHY” and Katori Shingo (35) said “I’ll try to say it” but he panicked and was filled with thoughts like, “Idiot! That’s definitely wrong! If you say it, you’ll have to take it back”, causing laugh among all of them. Kondo and Nomura requested a dish based on curry and noodles and demanded a golden gourmet battle. They even carried a contest intro quiz using MATCHY’s greatest hits with nostalgic footage of concerts included.
This is Nomura’s first appearance in the show. Part of famous group “Tanokin Trio”, next to Kondo Masahiko and Tahara Toshihiko (51), they dedicated their days as a group to dramas and varieties. Kondo expressed “those times were hard because there was no representative of the group”. “Because I said I wanted to leave the group and start my own band, I had to take a lot of auditions and took me more than a year to form one”, Nomura revealed.
The said episode will be aired in November 12th・10PM
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