GAME SHOW CENTRAL — Have you ever had one of those days where it felt like everything was an uphill struggle and you just couldn't manage to make it all the way up the hill? The guys in this video can relate, more than you probably realize.
In one of my favorite videos of the year, six people compete on the "Slippery Stairs" challenge on a Japanese game show. The result is both absolutely hilarious and so stressful it made me want to cry. You'll understand once you watch.
The video starts with the game show contestants — all wearing a different brightly colored suit — waiting at the bottom of the stairs, ready to run for the top and claim victory. But it immediately becomes clear victory will not be so easily claimed. If you've ever tried to walk across an extremely slippery surface, you'll know why.
The contestants slip and slide around the stairs, managing to only make it up a few feet before sliding back down to the bottom and often taking all of their fellow contestants with them. The game show audience is loving it (and I am too), but I can only imagine the level of frustration these contestants felt in the moment.
The video is pretty long, and you don't necessarily have to watch the whole thing to get an idea of what's going on, but I will say this: it definitely gets better the longer you watch. The really fun parts come once the contestants start getting closer to the top and wrestling ensues. No spoilers, but there is a winner. I'll let you watch to find out who that winner is.