How do you like Wednesday? was a Japanese television variety series that aired on the HTB network in Hokkaidō, Japan, and on other regional television networks in Japan. The program debuted on HTB on October 9, 1996. The series was one of the first local variety programs to be produced on Hokkaido; prior to this series' launch, local variety programs in Hokkaidō were virtually non-existent. The program also had a significant influence on other local programs in other regions in Japan, most notably Kwangaku! in Kansai and Nobunaga in Tokai. The series achieved a record 18.6% viewing share on December 8, 1999, the highest share for a late-night program on a local TV station. Production of the weekly regular series ended in September 2002, though new limited-run series were produced on average of every 18 months; the latest series was shown on HTB in late 2005, eight episodes in length. Most of the series have been rerun under the names of Dōdeshō Returns and Suiyō Dōdeshō Classic.
|Release Date||:||Jun 23, 1994|
|Production Company||:||Paramount, The Steve Tisch Company, Wendy Finerman Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Casts||:||Yo Oizumi, Takayuki Suzui, Ken Yasuda, Hiroyuki Morisaki, Takuma Otoo, Shigeyuki Totsugi|
|Plot Keywords||:||vietnam veteran, hippie, china, washington dc, usa, single parent, mentally disabled, based on novel or book, waitress, usa president, optimism, parent child relationship, 1970s, autism, drug addiction, alabama, vietnam war, john f. kennedy, black panther party, ping pong, bus stop, friendship, stripper, bullying, moon landing, ronald reagan, richard nixon, cancer, singer, family relationships, death of lover, death, illness, leg brace, physical abuse, dying mother, ill mother, death of mother, historical event, military, disability, shrimping, anti war protest, low iq, false history, assassination attempt, vietnam flashback, intellectual disability, 1960s, mother son relationship, monument valley, child sexual abuse, dying in arms, ptsd, elvis presley, single mom, disabled veteran, war rally, lyndon b. johnson, dick cavett, single dad, ping pong diplomacy, college football, slow-witted, bob hope, neil armstrong, gerald ford, robert f. kennedy|