Tokyo Olympics 2020 Human Pictogram vs. A South Korean Gag Program in 2014

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony took place on 23 July 2021 at Olympic Stadium, Tokyo. The opening ceremony was not so impressive except a human pictogram from a group of faceless but peppy performers dressed as human pictograms:

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Human Pictogram vs. A Famous Korean Gag Program in 2014

I found that a similar attempt had been tried in a famous South Korean gag program titled "People Looking For Smiles ("Smile People"; Korean: "웃찾사")". This gag program by SBS was on aired in three seasons:

  • Season 1: April 20, 2003 - October 2, 2010
  • Season 2: April 13, 2013 - March 15, 2017
  • Legend Match: March 22, 2017 - May 31, 2017

The following YouTube videos were uploaded by SBS in September 2014:

Smile People Pictogram: Ball Games

Smile People Pictogram: Judo, Boxing and Fencing

Smile People Pictogram: Baseball, Handball, Shooting and Hockey

The above videos show the making process of the pictogram episodes. The episodes of the Smile People program were on aired by SBS (Seoul Broadcasting System), a national South Korean television and radio network company.

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