This episode was translated by OnDiet. (Minor edits by Henkka.)
This week’s opening topic
This week’s opening topic is fashion! Eri shops frequently and her latest purchase is socks! (During one of the recent episodes Eri said all of her socks are torn.) She bought lots of them and even gave socks to Gaki-san as a birthday present.
Gaki: Guess it’s fine since you wear out your socks pretty fast.
Eri: The new socks already have holes in them!
Gaki: You’ve got to be kidding.
Eri: When I was taking them off, my finger went through and I was like “Huh? Is my finger supposed to go through this thing?“
Gaki-san lectured Eri for wearing out her socks so fast and said that only primary school students tear their socks that often. In her defence, Eri said she is a primary school student. Gaki-san reminds Eri that she’s already an adult, although she agrees that Eri probably has a mental age of a primary school student.
Eri: What if…
Eri: The holes in my socks were actually because of worms who ate them?
Gaki: Wouldn’t that be gross?
They concluded that it’s Eri’s thing to get holes in her socks. Eri conveniently came up with a catchphrase for herself: “Anaaki na Kamei Eri” (“Kamei Eri who tears her socks“).
Song: Morning Musume – Fantasy ga Hajimaru
Eri was being random during the song and wrote “sos” all over her paper. When Gaki-san asked her what’s up with that, she said she’s torn between whether to write “sososos” or “sossossos.”
Fan mail #1: A listener asked Gaki-Kame how he should approach his crush. Gaki-san suggested that he should just go “yahoi!” (his radio name) to the girl.
Eri: I thought of one! He could go up to the girl and ask “do you feel better today?”
Gaki: The set-up is that the girl is sick?
Eri: No. The girl would go “Huh? I wasn’t sick… you probably mistook me for someone else,” and then the guy can go “Oh yah! Man, I’m an idiot.” (Cheesy!)
Eri later suggested to ask the girl if she’s feeling all right and when the girl asks why, the guy would say that he noticed that she didn’t look well. Kind of to show that he’s an attentive guy.
Fan mail #2: The second listener told Gaki-Kame that he’s often called good-for-nothing (hetare) and for some reason Gaki-san doesn’t know the meaning of hetare so Eri explained it to her (pretty rare to hear Eri teaching Gaki-san something). They linked the topic to bugs and talked about how bad it is if a guy doesn’t dare to kill/catch bugs. Eri later brought up that she too was labelled “good-for-nothing musume” on Haromoni@. (Whenever they introduce the members, there’s a short caption to describe the girls before their names. Eri had “hetare musume” and “tekitou (random) musume” before hers.) Eri admits that she’s a good-for-nothing when it comes to certain things like bugs or going to convenience stores alone. (By the way, hetare is not meant to sound so harsh. It can also be translated as lazy.)
Off-topic: talking about going to convenience stores alone, Eri shared a story on the Eri, Gaki-san and Linlin bus tour about getting her little sister Rina to go to the convenience store with her. One day after Eri came home from work she wanted to go to the convenience store but she didn’t dare to go alone, so she asked Rina to accompany her. But Rina wasn’t dressed up and she was just lazing around so it was hard for Eri to convince her to get up. She then bribed her sister to go to the store with her, promising to buy her anything she wants. So the two sisters went to the store… Eri picked up a basket… and so did Rina. Rina took full advantage and bought up to 5000 yen of stuff. (Just imagine walking into a 7-11 store and picking up $50-$60 worth of items.) When they got home, Eri Mama was angry with the two girls (I can’t remember why) and Eri’s way of resolving the argument with her already angry mother was for her to lose her temper, too (reversed anger).
Back to the good-for-nothing talk: Gaki-san said it’s pretty acceptable for a girl to be afraid of little things, but for a guy, he might receive more heat than a girl would. Gaki-Kame advised the listener to not change himself. All he needs is to find someone who will accept him for who he is. Talking about bugs, Gaki-Kame thinks that Aichan would probably be pretty manly and get any bug that’s being annoying.
Kame’s song recommendation: Ketsumeishi – Shiawase wo Arigatou
Random trivia: Eri was sitting cross-legged as she recorded this radio show.
Fan mail #3: Gaki-Kame were pretty touched when they read a listener’s message thanking them for making his Monday night shifts fun. They were really happy to hear it because they are always just having so much fun doing the radio show, and to think that they are actually entertaining someone who’s working late at night makes it even better. Eri then told the listener to “ganbatte!“
Gaki-Kame Self-Quiz Showdown!
This week’s FIVE PLEASURES is a self-quiz. The penalty is to end the show with the voice of a witch, impersonate a crow, or to do as shown in the picture below and speak at the same time.
Starting off with Gaki-san’s self-quiz. (She won at rock-scissors-paper against Eri. During one of the recent episodes, Gaki-Kame played rock-scissors-paper for like 50 times and Gaki-san only won twice, lol.) Her question is… Gaki-san has a favourite dish that she’ll always order when she’s dining at a particular restaurant. However, recently, when she went there she was told the dish is taken off the menu. What is the dish?
Eri gets 3 guesses.
1st guess: edamame
2nd guess: fried potato
3rd guess: avocado-related dish
Answer: tsukemono moriawase (a platter of pickled vegetables)
Gaki-san couldn’t accept the fact that the dish is taken off the menu. XD
Eri’s quiz. During the bus tour (with Junjun and Linlin), they had yakiniku for dinner. (Again — Eri’s self-quizzes always have something to do with yakiniku.) In the process they managed to burn their grill netting pretty badly. They still had some things that they had yet to grill though, and right then one of their make-up artists walked up to them, took one of their uncooked meatballs, and threw it onto the burned netting. The question is: what did they say?
Gaki-san made pretty good guesses. She guessed songs like “Donguri Korokoro” (they all had to do with round stuff).
Answer: “Tsukamouze! Dragon Ball!” (“Catch them! Dragon Balls!“) (It’s a Dragon Ball song.)
They all had a good laugh when the make-up artist did that. Gaki-san was really envious and said she really wanted to be there.
In conclusion, neither one of them got the answer right so… DOUBLE PENALTY!
Song: Morning Musume – Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game
Fan mail #4: They read a letter from a fan from France. She thanked them for going to the Japan Expo in France and said she’s planning on attending Eri’s graduation.
The promotion for the Yokohama concert reminded them that it’ll be Eri’s last Morning Musume concert soon and Eri’s excitement clearly went down immediately after Gaki-san said it’s the last.
Both of them did the punishment game (Eri volunteered to be the witch and Gaki-san the crow, while they both also did as in the picture from before). They were goofing around so much that Gaki-san forgot to remind listeners it’s the last episode next week. Eri was so into the whole penalty that she started to drool. (This week’s punishment was really cute so listen to it!)
Eri: Kamei Eri Nosuke deshita!