It would appear so. I'm really procrastinating today. So, I thought I would check what's out there in a rare but popular VTK genre: the Japanese gameshow. (with a shout out to Jeannette, who is now immersed in the land of saki and sushi).
You're going to think you're done watching this after about 45 seconds, but power through that and watch the whole thing. It's more of the same, but it doesn't get old. Treadmill Madness:
And something you could never get away with in the US (twist at 2:40):