Whether it's the anime, VN, or manga, even Umineko can unfortunately have a few [[{{Narm}} unintentionally hilarious]] moments.

* One scene in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' was, in the original game, incredibly tense. After all sorts of murders have taken place and the remaining characters have found and locked themselves into what they think is a safe haven, [[spoiler:they receive another letter from "Beatrice" and, to protect the apparently innocent characters' safety, shove the four who were near the table where the letter appeared out the door]]. Great drama, right? Yeah, but the anime has a giant [[RunningGag mackerel can]] staring you in the face next to the letter for most of the scene.
* The demonic witch familiars who can kill without fail take the form of... girls and bunny-girls wearing [[{{Fanservice}} fanserving outfits.]] [[MoodWhiplash What the?]]
** There are also the goat-head OneHitPointWonder butler soldiers.
* During the anime, there was a note left by Beatrice to taunt the family. It could have been chilling, but the viewers were shown a downright hilarious picture of Beatrice laughing at them. All tension was ruined.
* At the end of the second arc, [[spoiler:Beatrice force-feeds Rosa her siblings' body parts to drive her to accept that Beatrice is a witch and that magic exists. This goes from Krauss' blood, to Eva's tongue, to a fish that was stuffed into the ''hollowed-out skin of Rudolf's face''. After that, she reveals the last dish: Rosa's daughter Maria's ''decapitated head''. The whole scene is horrifying. But then Maria's head starts dancing around on the plate and talking... The Drama is killed off for good when Meta-Battler arrives and says he'd like to have Beatrice's "Cow-tits" in a sandwich; that, however, might have been [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome intentional]].]]
** There's also Beatrice's line, "IT'S PARFEKKTO!"
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIJRAcVf5tY Here's "IT'S PARFEKKTO!" in video form]]
*** The drama was killed long before that thanks to [[MemeticMutation Tako-Mari]]
* Then there's Maria's [[{{Flanderization}} ridiculously exaggerated]] CreepyChild traits. In the original sound novels, her devotion to Beatrice and [[spoiler:minimal reaction to her mother Rosa's death]] slowly build up to something scary. In the anime, the producers apparently decided that this would be too subtle. Far more {{slasher smile}}s are added than strictly necessary. They might have been scary if they were tuned down a bit; but when she grins like [[Manga/SoulEater Medusa]] over everything? Every time she reacts in a weird way, it quickly becomes both stupid and hilarious.
* At the end of the fourth arc, Battler confronts Beato with theories about how the murders could be committed. The first problem is his [[MemeticMutation infamously]] silly explanation for the "human pinatas" in [=EP2=]. But the anime adds an extra layer of accidental hilarity shortly afterward: [[spoiler:Battler's blue truth has been basically beating Beato around like a ragdoll, and when he gives explanations for all four arcs so far, a giant spike comes out of the ground and impales her.]] Unfortunately, the drama is killed because the bow on the neckline of her PimpedOutDress [[spoiler: is pinned neatly on the end of the spike.]]
** Also at the end of the fourth arc in the anime comes [[spoiler: Ange's death]], which could've been the [[TearJerker moving]] scene it was originally intended to be... [[spoiler: had the director not chosen to focus on blood running down her ''thighs''.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GD5ihiLF94&feature=channel Others]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyn0DQ_VWhA&feature=related noticed the implications]].
* The narm moments aren't exclusive to the anime. Many scenes where characters are killed off and where they find bodies are corny as hell in the {{visual novel}} as well.
---> [[LargeHam BEATORIIICEEEEE!!!]]
* The anime's ending theme is a textbook case of drama ruined by {{Engrish}}. It starts out with ominous chanting and foreboding lyrics. Then Kinzo starts laughing, which damages the drama but doesn't break it. But ''then'' comes Jimang's strained and awkward {{Engrish}}, crooning lines like "OH DESIRE", "OH MY PRAYER", and "SACRIFICE SHEEP TO A GOD". You can't help laughing at that.
** That's what [[NarmCharm makes it]] [[CrazyAwesome awesome.]]
* In the fourth arc of the anime, [[spoiler:George and Jessica are each facing their respective tests to see if they're worthy to be the family head. They both challenge the demons/furniture/whatever that are administering their tests while they are being teleported around with some sort of black hole things. In the end, the two are teleported to a point where their attacks would hit each other, but Jessica ''punches through George''.]] As if that wasn't over the top, [[spoiler: George's kick ''rips off half of Jessica's face''.]]
** The amount of [[MaleGaze focus]] on the chests of the female cast in the first arc of the anime during serious scenes, such as death scenes.
* Even the manga can fall victim to this, with its... [[http://www.onemanga.com/Umineko_no_Naku_Koro_ni_Episode_4/9/59/ interesting]] depictions of Beatrice's facial expressions.
* This troper can hardly take the [[http://umineko.wikia.com/wiki/File:Battler.jpg VN's character designs]] seriously, especially compared to [[http://umineko.wikia.com/wiki/File:Battler_mugshot.jpg the anime.]]
** Funny, it was actually the other way around for me.
** As someone who came to the anime first, I think I can safely say, "The [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]]?" That kind of character design in the VN harkens back to ''Lupin III'' or something, only... weirder.
* In The Fourth arc of the VN, as Rosa admits [[spoiler:she hates Maria: "I hate you, loathe you...!!! And until now, I've never really loved you even once!!! Whhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!"]] Way to ruin one of the most intense moments of the entire series.
** Actually, any time crying is written out has a strong chance of being this. As early as the first arc. Natsuhi is getting a cruel verbal smackdown from Eva, and then "Waaa-AAAAAAA-aa-AAAAAA-h". [[FacePalm Sigh.]]
** Similarly, the huge TearJerker of a scene where [[spoiler: Ange breaks down and denies the Stakes, Witch!Maria and Sakutaro, killing them as a side effect]] is ruined in the manga when [[spoiler:her "closest friend" Mammon]]'s FamousLastWords are "Your first and last FRIEEEEEEND!". What kills it is the extremely long "frieeeeeeeeeend!"; when the scalators have to break it into ''paragraphs'' due to how exaggerated it is, you know it's not gonna work as dramatically as it should have.
*** To be fair, it's the translator's fault here. In Japanese it's not ''nearly'' as exagerated ("Anata no saisho to saigo no tomodachi wooo!!")
* I may be alone, but during some of the more "horrific" scenes of the anime, the expressions of the dead and/or horrified characters were just so exaggerated that I couldn't help laughing.
* Witch Hunt, I will forever be grateful for your superb FanTranslation of the [[VisualNovel sound novels]], but did you ''have'' to refer to the theoretical construct within which SchrodingersCat resides as a "cat box"? Schrodinger's cat box - completely eliminates odors, because you don't know whether you have to clean it until you open it! It's a testament to the power of Ryukishi's writing that such an incongruous phrase doesn't kill all drama every time it crops up.
* This troper found [[http://www.mangareader.net/959-58358-19/umineko-no-naku-koro-ni-episode-4/chapter-13.html Rosa's reaction]] to Maria making Sakutaro 'talk' hilarious... it looks like she's having a seizure.
* For all his otherwise excellent performance, every time Creator/DaisukeOno has to make a long scream in the PlayStation3 version is almost guaranteed to be pure narm.
** [[http://youtu.be/BVXJvrQ0-J0?t=3m9s This scene from Episode 5's ???? is perfect example.]]
* In Ep 6, after Battler allows Erika to use her seals [[spoiler:after being [[BatmanGambit "tricked"]] by her and witches]], she strikes a pose and declares [[LargeHam "......... I... Furudo Erika......... have duct tape...!!"]]