Funny / Gintama

This page, in a way, is somewhat redundant, since Gintama is a gag series. Nonetheless, there are a few highlights:
General
  • Any of the moments that are frightening enough to make Gintoki release his iconic scream of horror.
  • Any moment in the anime that plays the jingle "Nani Shiten no Kono Nin Tachi". There are plenty, and they're all hilarious.
  • The Hilarious in Hindsight moment (especially with Takasugi constantly getting Gag Dub'd by Prince Hata in recap episodes) of the voice actor of Gintoki doing the voice of Shinsaku Takasugi in Urakata Hakuouki.
  • Any time the Yorozuya talk/argue (typically breaking the fourth-wall while doing so) with only the picture of the Yorozuya place showing, usually just to act as filler.

Anime & manga specific
  • While Shinpachi recovers in the hospital, Gintoki tries to act all unnecessarily philosophical, to Shinpachi's chagrin. Kagura does the same, but in a random rap. Afterward, she throws a skateboard at Shinpachi's head for no particular reason.
  • From the episode when Gintoki gets amnesia:
    Shinpachi: "Gin-san! Is Gin-san okay?!"
    Otose: "DON'T RAISE YOUR VOICE IN A HOSPITAL, YOU DUMBASS!"
    Kagura: "YOU TOO, YOU OLD FART!"
    Catherine: "YOU TOO, YOU STUPID BRAT! AND SAME GOES FOR ME!"
  • Episode 38: The entire Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong Cannon episode. Combine some Innocent Innuendo said by Gintoki, and you get such hilarity that you need to be careful not to break a rib.
  • "Health me!" "It's 'help me', got it?"
    • "Shape! Shape up now!" "It's 'help me', got it?"
    • "Pulp! Pulp Fiction!" "It's 'help me', got it?"
    • "Herpes! Herpes me!"
  • In an early episode when Katsura is hiding with Ikumatsu and Elizabeth is looking for him, it is wearing a Katsura wig. When somebody approaches it and says that nobody out there looks like Katsura, Elizabeth shoots lasers from his eyes and hurts the poor guy.
  • Why you should never drink from a river.
  • Gintoki and Santa Claus troll Kagura in her sleep, by drawing on her and farting in her face. Unfortunately for them, she pays them back double and beats them to a pulp (while still asleep).
  • Episode 50, where the characters suggest improvements to the show. Cue tons of Shout Outs and parodies.
  • During the Benizakura Arc, Matako and Kagura have a spitting contest.
  • The aftermath of the Benizakura Arc in Episode 62 where Yamazaki is made to investigate Gintoki's involvement in the Kiheitai's incident.
    • The Shimura's home security system made by Otae, complete with Stalker Obliterating Laser.
    • When Yamazaki tries to infiltrate it, he sees that Kondou and Sarutobi got trapped with it.
    • The last victim of the home security system? Gintoki, who is recovering yet from the last episode's injuries, aggravates it by getting trapped by bamboo skewers with Otae, Kagura, Sa-chan and Kondou. Cue movements in slow-mo and an epic scream made by Gintoki.
  • Episode 65. Yup, another episode where the Yorozuya and the Shinsengumi duke it out. Over beetles.
  • The first recap episode at episode 75, except being Gintama, it doesn't follow the usual format of other recaps.
    • The usual opening music plays as usual, but the footage gets replaced by scenes of Prince Hata, who decided to join in out of nowhere.
    • The scene of Kagura meeting Takasugi is revisited... except Prince Hata randomly decides to dub Takasugi's lines. Finding this hilarious, Kagura and Gintoki make him dub some more Takasugi lines before an enraged Shinpachi kicks him out.
  • The mixer episode.
    • The Yorozuya looks for people to join in their mixer. Toujou, who was the one who begged them to help him in the first place (the mixer is for Kyuubei), gets distracted by prostitutes instead.
    • Katsura's practising his Joui campaign, which is a rap song for no apparent reason. Cue Gratuitous Rapping from Katsura and an enraged Gintoki kicking him in the face.
  • Bentendo Owee Arc
    • As everyone is waiting in line for the Bentendo Owee, Musashi mentions that he waited in line for it for three years.
    • Another waiting in line moment with the Yorozuya and the Shinsengumi, including but not limited to; Katsura thinking he's getting a Famicom, Yamazaki playing Kabaddi, the riot inside the store, Katsura dressed as Mario er—Katsuo and Elizabeth as Luigi, Hijikata falling for the disguise as he declares himself to be a Bentendo fan and berates Okita who is a Zega fan as well as Kondo who is a Zony fan with this hilarious quote. And that's just episode 98.
      Hijikata: You Zega fans should be quiet and play your Creamcast, stupid. Keep waiting for your sequel to Shenmue, stupid.
      Okita: I'll keep on waiting no matter what anyone says. I'm sure it will come back.note 
      Kondo: Both of you stop it.
      Hijikata: Keep quiet, you Zony lover.
    • The entire Dating Sim game with one way to win is to bonk the heroine first with choices that result in getting the player killed or even dating the heroine's mother. Turns out, bonking means knocking the heroine off the cliff. Then there's pixelated vomit Tetris game. Kondo and Shinpachi had to resort in Button Mashing which breaks the laws of game physics to win their respective games but still lose anyway.
    • The entire Dragon Quest parody game that had bugs which effects Hijikata Chi*bleep*kasu, named by Okita which means penis scum, starting with only 3 HP and Gintoki Gintoki being poisoned. Then there's this scene:
      Hijikata: (seeing Gintoki poisoned]) How pathetic. We'll be moving ahead in this game while you're fooling around. (Walks away and stubs his toe into a sign) Ow. (Dies and becomes a coffin.) WHAT THE—?!
    • Gintoki uses the elder as a weapon who becomes a corpse and splits it with Hijikata to fight the bandits. Okita came in with a king that shoots lightning and then Kagura came with the Demon King. The ending... Gintoki takes off his virtual headset to reveal he was beating up Shinpachi while the others beat up everyone else.
  • Katsura as Ill Smith.
  • "DONDAKE!"
  • In Hard Boiled Arc, Gintoki, Shinpachi, Heiji and Haji are running in pursuit of Firefox Chougorou only to run at the conveyor belt.
    • Heiji's throwing the coin to save their asses only to get tangled by means of Bondage.
    • Gintoki and others are forced to carry Granny, Gramps, their greedy son and his son from the wall spikes. Hilarity Ensues.
    • "HAAARLEEEY DAVIDSOOOON!!!"
  • The Ryugujo Arc:
    • After Shinpachi gets stranded on a deserted island, he thinks he's all alone, so he tries to make the best of the situation by embracing it, letting loose, and running naked on the beach... before he encounters Hasegawa, who was doing the exact same thing. Embarrassed, they decide to ignore it and sympathize over it. It doesn't stop there, as they encounter more characters doing likewise embarassing things: Gintoki trying to fire a Kamehameha, Otae singing "Taiyo no Komachi Angel" (A song by Japanese band B'z) at the top of her lungs, Kyubei drawing an ice cream cone in the sand before a wave comes and erases the bottom part, making look like poop, Kagura seeing a huge cloud in the sky and wondering if the castle of Laputa is up there, and finally Katsura writing "SOS" on the sand... with his piss. Each time, the embarrassed character Face Palms as the others try to comfort them, until Gintoki loses his cool at seeing Katsura's antics.
    • Gintoki and Katsura's absolute hopelessness as old men.
  • Gintoki sings "The Thousand Winds" in the Senbokyou Arc. Made it hilarious when the mother of Gintoki's seiyuu reprimanded him to sing seriously in a "Teach me Ginpachi-Sensei" segment.
  • In the second episode of the Yoshiwara arc, the entire exchange that occurs after Gintoki's attempted Big Damn Heroes moment, which ended up being an Epic Fail because he gets a kunai stuck in his head.
    Gintoki: (removes kunai from his head) What are you talking about? I didn't get hit at all.
  • Gintoki's perfect scream in episode 153.
  • Gintoki and Hijikata desperately need to take a crap, but they're handcuffed together. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Another memorable recap episode at Episode 176, with the Yorozuya parodying Count Down TV (including being animated in CGI) while looking at the top 10 lines. Prince Hata comes in yet again for another Gag Dub and voices all of the characters' top 10 epic lines.
  • After finally defeating the Red Spider Arc's villain, how does everyone in Yoshiwara get Tsukuyo and Gintoki to relax? By secretly setting up a date the only way a red-light district can. It gets more hilarious when it's revealed that Tsukuyo Can't Hold Her Liquor... at all.
  • Hijikata enters a mayonnaise factory and has a pretty wild and weird Imagine Spot about how it's made and packed... but then faces the harsh, boring-ass reality.
  • When Gintoki & Katsura have been turned into cats and Kondo into a gorilla, they attempt to find food from other people. One is Otae, who finds gorilla!Kondo adorable and shows affection. Kondo forgets about the mission to get food altogether, leading Gintoki to retort, "Did you escape from a mental zoo?!"
  • During the Onmyoji Arc, in the tag team match, a fight of epic proportions is held using... Gintoki's balls. It has to be seen to be believed (or understood at all for that matter).
  • How they open up the newest season of Gintama; a Time Skip of all things. (Only, the time-skip turns out to be fake thanks to characters being taken over by warts during the break.)
    • Shinpachi's disgusted reaction to Kondo and Otae getting together.
    • Okita not opposed to being called Jerkaiser (bakaiser in Japanese) by the Shinsengumi.
  • Pretty much the whole first half of Episode 205 with Yamazaki going through a Sanity Slippage by eating nothing but Anpan in the past 30 days.
    • Yamazaki "sparking" all of his anpan at various people. One of them being Hijikata. Unsurprisingly, Yamazaki is in a beaten up state when he's next conscious.
    • Day 30 of living on Anpan:
  • Episode 210. Pirako being named Birabirabirabirako Man.
    • Gintoki fakes getting hurt by patting on the shoulder and even spews blood. Kagura does the same thing too for no reason.
  • Episode 216. Everything involving the Patriot.
  • Episode 219. The whole Running Gag of the cast borrowing games from a guy named Takeshi and not returning them.
  • Episode 220. The secret Biraja spring that increases sex drive, among other things.
    • When Hedoro suggests to treat Gintoki and co. in Edo-fashion after the latter made it up to cover their mistakes, Okita immediately tries to run away only to slip and crash into the pile of bins.
  • Episode 221 and 222. The monkey's Overly Long Name: "Jugem-Jugem Shit-Tossing The Life Of Shin-chan's Two-Day-Old Underwear Balmung Fezalion Isaac Schneider 1/3True Love 2/3 Hangnail Anxiety Betrayal Knows My Name Or Does It Really Ignore Calls Squid Dogfish Halibut Trout-Cod Dogfish This Is a Different Dogfish, I'm Talking About The Dogfish Shark Kaluga Angler Ray Yuuteimiyaoukimukou Pepepepepepepepepepepepe All's Well That Ends Well Runny Diarrhea".
  • Episode 223. The Poop and Ice Cream Radar.
  • Episode 224. "There are jellyfish on your shoulders."
  • After doing the same opening sequence for 22 times in the first opening of the 2011 season of Gintama, the following one (the 23rd one) ended to be an Epic Fail. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Both crossover specials with Sket Dance:
    • The gags referring to characters from both series sharing the same voice actors.
      • In the Gintama version, Bossun asks why Gintoki is talking to "himself" (Switch), and Shinpachi responds by going Otsuu-Club-Leader Mode on him and treats him like Taka-chin (only to get flustered when Bossun randomly brings in Teppei). Himeko attempts to calm everyone down but goes into a Pose of Supplication when she's reminded that she shares the same voice as Jugem Jugem aka Kyuubei's monkey.
      • In the Sket Dance version, Gintoki and Kagura are shocked that Switch "sounds like Gin-san" (leading Bossun to retort that they haven't watched their anime at all). In the manga version, the two introduce themselves and refer to each other as Tomokazu Sugita. Later, Teppei interrupts their meeting and is horrified along with Shinpachi when they realize they have the same voice.
    • Bossun and Gintoki battle to find the Pizazz-Pizazz Fruit in a One-Piece/Toriko setting rip-off, and the fruit supposedly turns one's crotch into a hammer. Even though they eventually give the fruit up to an elderly man in need, it turns out they still got sprays of juice in their mouths... cue their teams leaving them in silence unimpressed as the two protagonists' crotches turn into hammers.
  • The Love Choriss Arc
    • Gintoki getting stuck with the absolute worst choice out of all the heroines in the game, Pinko. At one point, he accidentally kills her son and she proceeds to haunt him in real life.
    • Kyubei appears... but it's only Tojo's Pinko dressed as them.
    • The satire of the "indirect kiss."
    • Kondo as the judge based on the "hard-on factor".
      Gintoki: Gorilla! You just have a permanent hard-on!
    • Okita wins his round by having all of Sayaka obey him.
    • Gintoki being rallied by Kondo ala Ashita no Joe.
    • The otaku's overreactions to pretty much everything.
    • Tojo's round only for him to lose in a Street Fighter minigame by a Shin Shoryuken from the Manager.
    • Sa-chan's round with the game hacked in a Dragon Quest style gameplay.
    • Okita gets a taste of his own medicine when Sayaka enforces a role reversal!
    • The final part of the tournament, Tenchoris!
    • The ending. Gintoki is naked and Sa-chan is busy taking pics much to her glee.
  • Episode 231 has some crazy moments cranking up high
    • As said from the manual... Gintoki and Hijikata are afraid of the owner's ghost, even better when he charges to Super Saiyan and stole the souls of Kagura, Shinpachi (soul with glasses,) Sougo and Isao much to their fright
    • Kagura, Sougo and Isao 'paying respects' to the dead owner.
    • The monk inside of the owner's tomb and the owner's wife uses the monk's schlong as a hammer for his coffin.
    • The story taking it to extremes when the dick jokes are concerned specially her husband's penis are involved and it gets very wackier that his dong multiplies at the truck!!!
    • In the end, they ate their food as a sign of paying respect to the dead owner with penises on the soup.
  • Episodes 241 and 242. Made it wackier with Shout outs and other wacky instances like a drunk Tsukuyo doing her usual drunkard shenanigans, Saigo's kamakko club barging in and much more.
    • Hijikata does his epic line borrowed from this franchise. Then tots his bazooka on them, lampshading on them while Kondou cosplays as Masamune Date's Horse with a motor bars.
  • The rap battle between Gintoki and Tetsunosuke in episode 244.
  • Originally there was mass confusion as Sunrise announced the second Gintama anime was going to end. Cue episode 252 wherein the "on the next episode" preview shows the start of the Kintama arc which would have taken more than one episode. Meaning it couldn't be finishing, right? Episode 252 starts and it's the entire cast saying "We're sorry for all the offensive things we've done!" in even more ridiculous and over the top ways. Fans still weren't sure whether to believe the show was finished or not for a few days after that.
    • At the start of Chapter 378/Episode 256, Tsukuyo, Saachan, and Kyubei all regain their memories of Gintoki and tries to defend him from the mob that Kintoki riled up. Gintoki gets embarrassed and compares it to him getting bullied in class and girls taking pity on him. They beat him up for it. Later, when Katsura and Hasegawa also regains their memories, Gintoki once again compares it to people who are trying to pretend they were close friends with him at a class reunion. Gintoki gets beaten up again.
  • A more subtle one is that during Gintama's 12th opening, "Sakura Mitsutsuki", has a point where the lyrics translate to "We're still chasing" but the pronunciation is "mada oikaketeru." When "mada o" is pronounced, Hasegawa appears on screen.
  • The Courtesan of a Nation Arc:
    • The formerly legendary courtesan Suzuran proudly proclaims herself to still be working and boasts of her technique being as good as the younger girls. She then ends up spitting her false teeth straight at Gintoki's crotch.
      "What kind of technique is this?!"
    • The Yorozuya play kick the can with Princess Soyo as an excuse to spy around the castle. Just as Gintoki performs the most epic can-kicking, the shogun appears and immediately gets nailed in the head. More specifically, it slowly grinds against his head, before exploding in the style of a Final Flash beam, to the point of being visible in outer space. Gintoki understandably realizes he's doomed.
    • Okita teases Nobume and Kagura one too many times, and nearly gets castrated for his efforts. Doubles as Laser-Guided Karma.
  • This scene, which parodies Star Wars. Especially the opening line:
  • In the Yorozuya Forever movie, Gintoki is "disguised" so that the others don't know he's alive — and his resulting new look gives the word "dickhead" a whole new meaning.
  • The first episode of the anime's third revival has Gin apologizing for reviving Gintama in the similar way that assemblyman Ryūtarou Nonomura apologized for misappropriating funds - by bawling like a little baby.
  • Patriot Reunion Party Arc:
    • All the Kuroko no Basuke-related jokes that appear because of the phantom fifth man Kurokono Tasuke, a blatant parody of the protagonist Kuroko Tetsuya. He even shares the same voice actor as him!
    • Takasugi's apparent obsession with Yakulk.
    • Gintoki singing the Doraemon Theme with absolute terror, as his fear of ghosts gets to him.
  • The entire Dekoboko arc where some of the cast change gender:
    • Ginko voiced by Haruka Tomatsu is quite impressive. Especially some may remember her voice as a certain human alien when Ginko dressed and acted like a schoolgirl.
    • Almost everyone in Kabukicho (with the exception of Otae) changes gender. What's Shinpachi's case? His glasses changes its color to pink, that's it. Ginko, Jyubei and Kagura Dun react with horror over how they got to Shinpachi as well.
      • The credits during these episodes also reflect the gender changes of the cast. Katsura and Sakamoto, who both don't appear in the arc, also appear exactly the same, just like Shinpachi. The only difference is they have bows in their hair (through, given their characterizations, it could just be that they didn't change but wanted to fit in with the others).
    • Kondou Isao as a hot babe. Otae STILL hates 'her', due to the fact she's prettier and has bigger boobs than she does. Speaking of which...
    • Otae seeing most of the male cast (minus Hijikata) who've changed into a female having bigger breasts and tries to rip them off.
      Otae: (To female Okita) Your breasts are my enemies!!
    • Anytime that Female Hijikata becomes the center of the joke. Literally. * . Made funnier since Hijikata avoids getting her breast ripped for her gonkness and gets a thank you by Otae for being ugly as female.
    • "No girls act like this!"
    • Apparently Kagura Dun chopped off and ate his own dick
    • Female Hijikata charges to the Dekoboko base only to be STUCKED ON A MANHOLE!!! Ginko was really displeased.
  • The Afro Arc has many of these moments:
    • Katsura NEARLY give his identity away due to his old habit "It's not Zura, it's Katsura!". Even he can't believe he almost screw up because of it.
    • Shimaru easily dozes off not unlike Luffy and speaks with a Verbal Tic by ending his sentences with "Z"... which comes back to bite the Shinsengumi at the end of the arc.
    • Shimaru attempts to socialize with Katsura who attempts to poison him with intoxicated tea by being Adorkable... only to scare him off by giving him a Slasher Smile and breaking the glass with the poison in it just to look clumsy, only to look EVEN scarier by making himself bleed!
    • The Yorozuya trio helps Shimaru be his voice since Katsura is using his quiet personality against him in making him look like the traitor... by voicing him in numerous characters like being a foreigner and such.
    • When they attempted to out Hashira as Katsura who's the real traitor, Okita corrects him on saying Hashira wrong instead of Katsura.
      Gintoki as Shimaru's voice: "Oh, f*** you!"
    • Shimaru then tries to use reports he made to show Shinsengumi members that violated rules at night, one being Hijikata who was at the fridge sucking a mayo bottle while Shimaru pretends he never saw that. Hijikata immediately says he's innocent.
    • Then another report about Hijikata having diarrhea from said mayonnaise while Kondo realized he broke rules but Shimaru covered him for saying that he should have brought fresh ones instead... because Okita poisoned his stash. Okita immediately says he's innocent much to Hijikata's anger.
    • Shimaru then reports about Kondo on what he was doing at the kitchen with the konjac and it frightens Kondo enough to dismiss the case much to his embarrassment and the Shinsengumi's disgust and horror. Bonus points on that he didn't even bother to cover up for him like he did with Okita and Hijikata! Kondo might have tried to use the konjac for pleasuring himself which is actually a real life method.
  • Despite being a serious arc and the follow-up to one of the biggest Wham Episodes in the series, the Farewell Shinsengumi arc still finds time to insert some humor.
    • The escape from jail include some much needed light-hearted moments.
      • Katsura throws a sleeping pill to Matsudaira, only for it to rebound back into his mouth.
      • When Kondo, Matsudaira and Katsura are taking a lighthouse, they attempt to silence the guards, only for them to end up trying to suffocate each other by accident (since they're all wearing the prison guard uniform).
    • While Hijikata is struggling to get his boat to the island (since Elizabeth is too busy beating Saitou up), several people pass him by, including Okita, whose boat is being pulled by a shark.
    • When the Yorozuya-Shinsengumi-Patriot are faced with a very tall and steep cliff, Kagura have the best idea ever: tying rope to Shinsengumi members and throwing them at the cliff to help climb up. Okita and Hijikata are the unfortunate victims of her plan. Gintoki expands on that idea, by using the Shinsengumi as stepping stones.
  • Gintama's 5th season tips off the Battle of Rakuyou Arc, and there are many wacky moments despite it being a dramatic and action-packed arc.
    • It starts with Gintoki's mood whiplash when he gets a nightmare of Utsuro until his head lodges on Elizabeth's testicles!
    • Katsura disguises as Gintoki as a terrorist for his wanted poster, only with a cake, knife and a frightful look... and said poster only caught the frightful look and knife.
    • Gintoki calls Matako as C***ko, and Nobume follows suit as she calls her D***ko.note  Matako does not react well to either.
    • Kagura settling with the Kiheitai by casually eating their food with her usual appetite. Takechi serves her food just as casually, nonchalantly nagging her to eat her vegetables.
    • According to Gintoki, Rakuyou is no different in Kabukichou as all of them (even this mangaka) are gorillas.
    • Whenever Bansai points the temple to where Takasugi is, it explodes like Dodonpa.
    • Tatsuma, Mutsu and Kaientai's wacky exchange with Hankai who turns into Gundam then back to Zaku.
    • Tatsuma and some wacky Doraemon moments that piss off the Shogun... until he too joins in the shenanigans. A pissed off Mutsu eventually kicks some sense into them.
    • Gintama Chapter 569 delivers two solid moments of silver: the classic 300 yen joke is back and Gintoki and Batou totally targeted a wrong enemy. Yeah, while Gintoki found an ugly knockoff of Batou who had a mole in the forehead and asked 300 yen, on the other side Batou found the Bakuyasha!!! which means Night Under the Midnight Sun Crotch. Oh yeah, that's an Epic Fail from both sides.
    • The anime takes the Bakuyasha joke and rolls with it. The opening after his debut replaces Gintoki with him during the Joui War sequence; and, as The Stinger, three scenes of Gintoki with each other member of the Joui 4 are redone with Bakuyasha replacing him. Gintoki eventually cracks it, lashing out at the end and demanding why the anime staff is messing with what was otherwise a really cool ending to the episode (the Joui 4 reunion).
    • The reunion of the Joui 4, as epic as it is, is ruined Gintama-style as the group begin to squabble with one another.
      • After Gintoki drops a 'F*ck you man' on Sakamoto as a message to pass on to Takasugi, Sakamoto mistranslates the message and tells Takasugi that Gintoki wants "to f*ck [him]". An outraged Gintoki kicks him in response.
      • Gintoki, Katsura and Takasugi spit on Sakamoto and gang-kick him in expense of uniting the Joui 4. Sakamoto, who's trying his best to get along with everyone, finally cracks it and reminds them that they still have to fight the enemy.
    • Flashbacks of Umibozu meeting Kouka and their family life with Kagura and Kamui have some funny moments among all the heartwarming and depressing scenes.
      • Umibozu's attempts at flirting Kouka are hilarious. One such line is asking her to stop suppressing the orochi she's taming and suppress the "orochi" in his pants — Kouka responds by firing her umbrella at him.
      • For lords know why, Umibozu at one point runs away from a furious Kouka with a young Kamui clinging to his back for dear life. Kouka throws all sorts of kitchen tools at them, with the father and son duo barely dodging them all. Kamui even has to push his dad's head out of the way of an incoming kitchen knife!
      • As Kamui looks down on the bullies he beat up and greets his dad, baby Kagura (who is strapped to his back) has deadpan eyes the whole time and looks utterly unimpressed.
    • Umibouzu gets a body upgrade thanks to Mutsu by replacing both arms with cannons and blasts up Gintoki and Shinpachi.

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