* AcceptableTargets: Primarily boybands and manufactured groups, though everyone got some stick at some point. In particular, Blue, Westlife and Chris de Burgh got a lot of bile.
** Geri Halliwell. A RunningGag about her being older than the other Spice Girls was taken UpToEleven, with jokes about her being around in TheThirties and so forth.
** Also, the captains and hosts were acceptable targets, for being fat (Phill), bizarre (Bill), from Swindon (Mark), completely insane (Noel) or Irish/tactiturn (Sean).
* {{Adorkable}}: Many guests over the course of the series, but Mark Ronson clearly stands out.
* BrokenBase: As of series 25, fandom can't decide whether there's new life in the show with the latest reboot or if it's time to let it die.
** Some fans started thinking this when Mark Lamarr left.
*** And again when BillBailey left.
** The host issue: Some fans want Lamarr back. Others want Amstell back. And others don't care who, they just think the show is funnier with a permanent host.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: A lot of the jokes from the series can fall under this. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo2ZBWz8SmI&t=4m34s Series 14, Episode 3]] had Mark, the team captains and some of the guests doing some "Nazi japery". It goes several steps past potentially-offensive to downright hilarious.
-->'''Mark Lamarr''': "This is the ''greatest punchline of all time''!"
* EarWorm: "Moby, Moby, Moby, Moby, Michael Stipe..."
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Athelston Williams aka "Number Three", a catatonic-looking black man who achieved MemeticMutation after memorably appearing in the identity lineup, and then became a recurring figure. Seriously, he was busy one week ''and they got a stand-in''.
** A tie-in book turned him into BeenThereShapedHistory by photoshopping him into iconic music history pictures such as Music/TheBeatles [[AbbeyRoadCrossing crossing Abbey Road]] and Live Aid.
** There are quite a few celebrity guests, like Donny Tourette, Dappy and Preston, remembered more for their ''NMTB'' appearances than anything else they've done in their careers.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Following Amy Winehouse's recent death at 27, her appearance in series 19 episode 4 has become this.
** In the same vein, Mark Ronson's appearance wasn't much better, given how about a third of the jokes were about Amy dying in a ditch.
** In the '99 ChristmasEpisode, one of the lineups was a bunch of cardboard cut-outs of rappers, with the question being who ''hadn't'' been shot. The team (Phill's) was given a toy gun to shoot at who they thought the answer was ("so he feels like a success"). To make things even worse, among the line-up was ''TheNotoriousBIG and TupacShakur''. Again, this was in 199'''''[[TooSoon 9]]'''''.
** In series thirteen, episode one, panelist Huey Morgan, amongst all the laughter, said "This is such a great show." [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere He doesn't seem to think so, ten years later.]]
* FoeYay:
** This may have been what Donny Tourette ''thought'' was going on between him and Simon on his appearance.
** Boy George came across as this towards Mark Lamarr on his appearance.
** In season seven, episode four, Phil jokingly refers to Mel B's and Mark Lamarr's excessive bantering as this:
---> '''Phil''': Would you two please just have sex and get it over with!
* HarsherInHindsight: The very beginning of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAYTnSNzU48&feature=endscreen&NR=1 this]] clip.
-->'''Simon''' (to Amy Winehouse): You want us just to sit here while you drink yourself to death?
* HilariousInHindsight: When Simon was a guest years before he became host, Mark jokingly accused him of "stealing his act" and Simon referred to Mark as "daddy".
** When Noel Fielding first went on the show as a guest, he commented that the intros round was his favourite bit of the show. Not too long later, when he's captaining, which round can he never bring himself to do properly?
** In series 14 episode 7, Phil's team performed the intros of "Special Brew" by Bad Manners, and "I've Got A Combine Harvester..." by The Wurzels. Guess which bands performed the intros in the series 15 episode 7, for a Christmas special...
* HoYay: By the bucketload, especially on the episode with Creator/JohnBarrowman.
** And JoshGroban.
** And RussellBrand. [[CampStraight But that's only to be expected.]]
** Also, Phill and Simon. Also also, Simon and Stephen Fry, to the extent that Phill at one point called Stephen Simon's "boyfriend", and Simon asked Phill not to "mock [their] intellectual Greek love". All in jest, of course.
** Simon introducing Matt Baker as, 'saucy ex-Blue Peter stunner.' A bit gratuitous, no?
*** Then again, Simon quite often introduces the guests in a complimentary fashion, like when he called Fyfe Dangerfield 'all round lovely man', or Midge Ure 'sexy eighties hottie'.
** Boy George seemed to quite enjoy teasing original captain Sean Hughes when the former was [[IncrediblyLamePun playing for the latter's team]].
** In one episode with Roy Wood as a guest...
-->'''Phill''': "Roy Wood just mounted me! I didn't think that when I got up this morning -- 'Today I think I'll impersonate the Smiths whilst being mounted by a glam legend!'"
** Phill bending over and lets James Blunt mount and spank him.
** Oh, let's not forget the episode in which Danny Dyer was a guest, and proceeded to call Simon 'babe' every time he directly addressed him, provoking much giggling and coquettishness on the part of Simon.
** Averted in this exchange between Donny Tourette and Simon:
--->'''Donny:''' The only reason I'm on the show is 'cause you told everyone you fancied me, dude!
--->'''Simon:''' It's not, it's 'cause we have difficulty booking people!
** There's a beautiful moment of this in Season 2 between Brian Molko and Music/BruceDickinson, greatly helped by the fact that Brian could easily be passed off as a beautiful, young Music/IronMaiden groupie.
--->'''Bruce:''' You're too young to remember this band. Go on, stick your thumb in your mouth.
--->'''Brian:''' ''(Obliges)'' Anything else you'd like me to stick in my mouth, while we're at it?
** And in that same episode, Brian cuddling up to Phil after the former made a jab at the latter's weight.
** Simon towards Danny from Mcfly. He had previously stated that Danny was his favourite member of Mcfly and then, when he was on the show, introduced him as a 'hunk', kept showing a picture of him performing naked, and acted like a spurned lover because they lost contact after their interview on Popworld.
** The episode wherein Simon and Phil mime 'No Air' in the absence of Bill Bailey kind of reeks of {{OT3}} [[invoked]]
*** And in the same episode, Mark Ronson giving Tim Minchin a lap dance.
** On his first ever appearance, Noel Fielding demonstrates spooning on Bill Bailey, who then commented how nice it was.
** Oddly enough, between Simon and the Preston stand-in:
--->'''Simon:''' Thank god for you [[{{Glomp}} *bear hug*.]]
** Everything Richard Fairbrass says in his appearances on the show end up like this.
* JumpingTheShark: {{Lampshaded}} by several of the guests in the following Amstell's departure.
** Amstell also did this in the first episode he hosted, saying that with a new opening and a new host, there could be only one possible outcome: "Welcome to the ''last'' series of ''NeverMindTheBuzzcocks''!" This was also a reference to just that happening to ''They Think It's All Over'' when LeeMack took over as host.
* MagnificentBastard: Both Mark Lamarr and Simon Amstell, in a comedy sense.
* MemeticMutation: The BARROWMAN!*shakes fist* meme came from an episode where Creator/DavidTennant was host, and read out a series of innuendo-laced jokes, blaming each on Creator/JohnBarrowman:
-->"McFly's song contained the lyrics "there's nothing on Earth that could save us since I fell in love with Uranus." Which as it happens was a line removed from the pilot episode of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''. ''Barrowman!!''" *shakes fist at camera*
* {{Mondegreen}}: The point of the "Indecipherable Lyrics" game is for the teams to come up with amusing lyrics for songs whose words are hard to discern.
* [[WTHCastingAgency WTH Booking Agency]]: Some of the choices of guest host post-Amstell are attracting this criticism (particularly David Hasselhoff).