Note from here on in, there will be discussion of what happened during the broadcast.
Before we get into that, however, I wanted to point out that some people referred to Yuko Mizuno as the Yamada of KUNOICHI which is..misguided. Mizuno's best SASUKE comparison is naturally, Kane Kosugi. In the Kinniku Banzuke universe, she played a similar role to Kane in that she was a celeb/host who took competing more seriously than others in their position and the shows were often built around them. Mizuno didn't need KUNOICHI to be famous, unlike Yamada and SASUKE.