US / Japan pumpkin contest video on youtube

A video of the pumpkin eating contest between teams consisting of Nobuyuki “the Giant” Shirota & Tomoko Miyake and “Gentleman” Joe Menchetti & Elizabeth “Rubber Gut” Canady can be viewed at

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  1. Eric Duclos said

    September 14, 2007 @ 12:11 pm

    Very nice looking show. It looked to me like the Japanese girl was not even attempting to eat fast. She was more concerned about keeping clean and looking good. She won that competition hands down.

  2. INVADER said

    September 14, 2007 @ 1:56 pm


    Seriously awesome video. Glad you found this O.J. Like Joe said, “Miyake would still be on that meatloaf” if they hadn’t edited some things.

    So what is that ‘sauce’ that Miyake used on the load and that Gal Sone seems to have used in the past? Any idea? Looks like mayonaise.

    Excellent job you two…

  3. Rhonda Evans said

    September 14, 2007 @ 2:21 pm

    Yes, great job Joe and Elizabeth. I don’t know what happened, but Shirota is but a shell of the eater he was a few years ago. I’ve noticed he also lost a good bit of weight and looks both younger and handsomer that he did in 2004. He’s actually a year younger than Koby.

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    September 14, 2007 @ 8:25 pm

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  5. FIRE FLYS said

    September 14, 2007 @ 10:12 pm

    I know why joe won .

    Elizabeth bet him a night in bed if she WON !

    That s the fastest I ever saw JOE eat.

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