Date: From 9.00 p.m., 11 March 2016
Scriptwriter: Amano Shinya
Original Work: Tensai Bakabon by Akatsuka Fujio
Cast: Ueda Shinya, Matsushita Nao, Okarina, Hayasaka Hirara, Matsuko Deluxe, Ohno Takuro, Takashima Masanobu, Kohinata Fumiyo, Funakoshi Eiichiro, Fujiki Naohito (guest star), Hada Michiko, Enari Kazuki, Nakagoshi Noriko, Ito Seiko, Asari Yosuke, Hara Mikie, Anan Kenji, Kobayashi Takashi, Tezuka Toru, Sumida Takashi, Suzuki Fuku, Notomi Arisa, Doburock, Hiiragi Rumi, Date Satoru, Suga Yusuke, Abe Yuji, Ando Natsu, Hirano Nora, Miura Asami
Synopsis: Bakabon (Okarina) lives with his Papa (Ueda Shinya), Mama (Matsushita Nao) and younger brother Hajime-chan (Hayasaka Hirara). His bumbling Papa is a free spirit, hates lies and does not have a regular job while his beautiful, kind Mama lovingly watches over Papa. Honest and naive Bakabon and child genius Hajime-chan love him too. The family gets along well and lives happily. One trouble after another occurs around Papa and people get caught up in the uproar. Strangely enough, the bonds of the respective families deepen right after that. One day, when Papa is on a bus, an elderly lady gets a phone call. She is asked to bring money to her grandchild. It seems that she is being cheated in a “It’s me, It’s me!” scam. While the passengers on the bus are worrying for the elderly lady, Papa declares all of a sudden, “Leave it to me!” When Papa and the elderly lady get off the bus, she gets another phone call pestering her for money. Papa takes the phone and announces, “I’m Bakabon’s Papa!” Then he gets the reply “It’s Bakabon” from the person at the other end of the phone. Believing that Bakabon is in need of money, Papa ends up doing as he is told by the caller and takes away the money that the elderly woman has. Then, a passing motorbike snatches the money and gets away. Papa starts to give chase. He gets into the car of Mitsuo (Fujiki Naohito) who is taking his pregnant full-term wife to the hospital … …
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