Most of us never knew that watching six contestants trying to climb a slippery staircase could be so compelling, but here we are in the upside-down we call 2017.
An episode from a Japanese game show featuring a set of slippery stairs appeared on YouTube this week, and it has captured the internet for good reason: the display of pure athleticism, the never-ending drama, and the joy of watching people in colorful latex onesies tumble (safely) down a staircase.
can someone explain why japanese game show 'slippery stairs' hasn't made its way to our part of the world yetpic.twitter.com/cd1BHvvoKl
— juan (@juanbuis) November 20, 2017
It’s unclear why the show hasn’t stormed the rest of the world. But if Twitter can makea movie starring Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o a reality, it’s a safe bet that “Slippery Stairs” is coming to a small screen near you.
There’s so much love for the show already:
This Japanese game show (Slippery Stairs) deserves a TV Award for Best Drama.pic.twitter.com/uiFfb290PB
— Daniel (@DannyDutch) November 20, 2017
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) November 21, 2017
I haven’t stopped thinking about Slippery Stairs all day
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) November 21, 2017
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.