We sure do appreciate it when fandom of a movie leads to inspiration of something else. The world would be considerably less fun if movies and TV came out and there weren’t toys, spin-offs, theme parks, or fast food tie-ins. And while they’re not all 100% winners, we sure tip our hats to anyone who loves something enough to devote effort to recreating the experience in a new way. Enter; the Ted themed cafe in Tokyo, Japan.
While it may seem odd to debut a theme restaurant more than a year after the film it’s modeled after was released, there’s more to this one. As rocketnews24.com pointed out, Japan actually released an edited version of the 2015 film that toned things down a bit thus making it family friendly. Instead of the explicit version we saw here in the states, Japan released what (we’re sure something is lost in translation here) was called Ted 2 “I Can’t Wait Until I Become an Adult” Version with parental guidance recommended for viewers under the age of 12.
The Ted Cafe & Bar boasts quite a few Ted-themed items which basically boil down to “Hey look, we made something teddy bear shaped” but it’s a bit, oh…I dunno, off-putting to see the menu alongside a quote from the film on it. Because as we all know “Excuse me, where’s your non jerk off bathroom” is totally family friendly, right?
You’d think there would be more popular quotes from a film, especially in the supposed toned down version but hey, who are we to judge for being the film’s country of origin. What we really take umbrage in is that the dessert menu features what appears to be a ¥700 (almost $8 USD) tiny bowl of gummy bears for dessert.
Some Instagram users have visited and, as it’s the thing to do, shared pictures of their dining experience.
What do you think of Japan’s Ted diner? Let’s discuss in the comments below!
Images: Ted Bar Tokyo/Universal Pictures