Video: Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino on Japanese Cooking Show


To promote the film Inglourious Basterds (released back in August), Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino went on the Japanese cooking show Bistro SMAP. The Iron Chef-like segment, which is part of the variety show SMAPxSMAP, involves two chef teams competing to cook the best meal for the celebrity guest judges.

Though the host speaks Japanese the whole time, there are select subtitles and we get to hear Pitt and Tarantino's responses in English. They banter about how great Japanese anime is ("I have to buy another suitcase just to fit all my DVDs, toys, and other junk," said Tarantino) and food in general ("I can barely put together a bowl of cereal," said Pitt). In between answers, Tarantino neurotically slurps down his ice water and soba noodles, and gets teased for it, while Pitt paces himself through the meal. Watch the episode, after the jump.

Part 1

Fast-forward to about 3:10 for a glimpse of Tarantino when he was on the show ten years ago promoting another film. (Get excited for a more baby-faced version of him in a baggy sweatshirt and Kangol hat.)

Part 2

Part 3

[via Japan Probe]