It is notable for having a segment featuring funny home videos sent in by viewers, as the home camcorder became more popular in Japan, which Ken and Kato would comment on. In 1989, American producer Vin Di Bona initiated a partnership with Tokyo Broadcasting System to develop a similar program in the west, which ultimately led to the successful America's Funniest Home Videos and other similar shows worldwide. Some videos seen in the first season of America's Funniest Home Videos originally aired on Fun TV with Kato-chan and Ken-chan.
The duo also had a PC Engine video game called "Kato-chan and Ken-chan" (translated and censored for a Western TurboGrafx-16 release as J.J. & Jeff) based on their antics, filled with toilet humor, and featuring them as the game's playable characters.
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