Vermilion Pleasure Night (バミリオン・プレジャー・ナイト, Bamirion
Purejā Naito?), or VPN was a short-lived Japanese late-night
variety and comedy skit TV show which mixed animated and live-
action segments (often parodying TV series) in a fashion similar
to SCTV. The series is best known for its recurring segment, The
Fuccons, which spun off its own series.
Often sexy, sometimes profane-but always provocative-Vermilion
Pleasure Night is a variety show that stands out even by the
offbeat standards of Japanese late night television. Directed by
Yoshimasa Ishibashi, the internationally acclaimed artist whose
installations have graced New York's MOMA and Lond's Tate
Gallery, Vermilion Pleasure Night is a melange of strange and
sometimes disturbing vignettes that holds up a cracked mirror to
contemporary culture. Required viewing for the Japanophile, the
college student, and the...