* CrossesTheLineTwice : Occasionally - not as often as one might think, and it tends to be funny enough when it happens. Hamada has used these sort of motivations to drive his more extreme {{Jerkass}} or ComedicSociopathy moments however, and some scenes in the batsu games count to the extent that even the cast sound somewhat appalled. It's even humourously pointed out in the song and the cast at the end of the 2009 Hotel Man batsu game that [[spoiler: Oshima of Morisanchuu making an appearance pretty much in the nude]] might've reached this sort of level... though some may argue that the line-crossing came even earlier in that batsu game.
** Some would argue that the continue cameos of Chiaki for the Batsu games count as this for Endo.
*** And in the Airport Batsu, they brought Endo's real family, with her mother telling Endo, in front of everyone else, about the time she found a porn magazine, and to get married again to his new girlfriend as its been 4 years since his relationship with Chiaki ended.
** Or some of the things the guests do to make the hosts laugh, like dumping three buckets of hot wax over their bodies, which most likely resulted in 1st degree burns.
** One time when during the Black List Meetings, when one of the comedians made an extremely outlandish story about Mimata Matazo sexually abusing a female comedian after getting her drunk... everyone laughed, but you could tell Matazo was incredibly flustered as well.
** Egashira 2:50's Powder Fart Ass Cannon crosses it for some fans.
* EnsembleDarkhorse : Jimmy Onishi, and possibly Itsuji Itao.
** Shin-Onii gets a lot of love from the fans, though the actor playing him actually appeared before the character did.
* HilariousInHindsight : In the 2007 No-Laughing Hospital batsu game, Tanaka wonders whether the cast would be able to redo the 2000 batsu game where they (with the exception of Matsumoto) spent 24 hours dodging attackers in a gym; he is immediately shot down by the others, with aging and so on being cited. [[spoiler: The gym batsu game format makes [[ContinuityNod a return]] for a portion of the 2010 Spy and 2013 Earth Defense Force No-Laughing batsu games, both times again without Matsumoto participating in them for various reasons.]]
* MagnificentBastard : Or rather, bastard''s''. A more recently aired segment, hosted by Yamasaki, has Downtown, Coq Au Rico and two other comedy duos competing against each other to win a prize of some sort. Downtown generally fall behind before resorting to dirty (also hilarious) tactics and using their influence to steal the game.
** If this troper remembers correctly, the games have pie launching as punishment. In the last punishment, Hamada inadvertently gets some of the pie on him and went fuming. Naturally, Matsumoto followed suit. In a true LaserGuidedKarma style, the hand that threw the pie so that the fragments landed on Hamada was...[[spoiler: Matsumoto's]]
* MostAnnoyingSound: To the cast, the forfeit sound that plays in a few batsu games, most notably the No-Laughing specials.
* MostWonderfulSound: To the audience, the forfeit sound that plays in a few batsu games, most notably the No-Laughing specials.
* {{Narm}}: Some of the acts presented in the batsu, while really funny to the hosts, are really not all that funny to foreign audiences. When this is the case, it is most likely it fell flat because its just plainly not funny due to cultural differences...
* NightmareFuel : Some of the [[{{Squick}} Squicks]] can fall in this area.
** While the horror-themed segments of the Hospital, Newspaper Agency and Hotel batsu games, Matsumoto's [[HellHotel haunted hotel]] batsu game (especially the creepy spirit photos that the 'ghost expert' gives to Matsumoto) and Yamasaki's haunted school concert batsu game are obviously all [[PlayedForLaughs played for laughs]], some moments in particular could be used as this.
** [[spoiler:Oshima]] in the 2009 Hotel Batsu is NightmareFuel.
** I'm willing to admit that while Heipo's reactions throughout much of the Henge episode where the rest of the cast and crew attempt, successfully, to scare him were hilariously overblown, the final scene, where he's trapped in a darkened room with two dummies hung from nooses dropped down from the ceiling, one of which decapitated, was genuinely quite creepy. Sure, it was still extremely fake looking, but I'd hazard to guess that many people, not just those with Heipo's drama queen demeanour, would freak out as well.
* StopHelpingMe : This is played with in the No-Laughing batsu games using Hiroshi Fujiwara's guide roles. Other than setting up the incoming traps, he tends to [[RunningGag constantly mess up his lines]], creating additional laughs.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks : When transferring the batsu games over to DVD, the producers don't often maintain the rights to some of the music used and are forced to use a cover track instead. This is seems to significantly irk a part of the fanbase (the English-speaking fanbase at least), though it's not always very noticeable. The most obvious cases are in the Yugawara batsu game due to the extensive ''StarWars'' ShoutOut / RunningGag and the use of the theme to the ''Film/TheGodfather'' in the original broadcast.
* TooSoon: No such thing on this show! They were making jokes about Endo and Chiaki's divorce mere ''weeks'' after the fact (and they still are); Matsumoto essentially painted a target on himself as soon as he (''finally!'') got married and had a kid (his daughter's toys have begun popping up in awkward places during the batsu games).
* TheWoobie: Yamazaki, due to his longstanding ButtMonkey status, has his moments. Just two examples are a prank from around the time he became a regular cast member, and he had his pants pulled down by Hamada and Matsumoto on what he was told was a live broadcast. When assigned the blame and then "fired" from Gaki no Tsukai, he appears onstage, devastated, to mention that this will be his last episode. Another example comes during the Chocolate Kiki episode. After Hamada unsuccessfully attempts to intimidate the others into giving him a hint, he cracks a chocolate bar over Yamazaki's head. He maintains a shocked expression for several seconds before meekly muttering "I thought that we'd actually have fun today...", and this is not counting the yearly abuse he gets from Masahiro Chouno.