* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Cathy [[spoiler:winning every game, including the final.]]
* EliminationHoudini: Darcy was eliminated on the first episode...only to be ''brought back'' when another contestant quit on the second. She was thankfully gone after losing the third challenge.
* JustHereForGodzilla: The producers finally realized this in season two, as there's more focus on the games (increased from 2 per episode to 3) than the whiny contestants.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Americans competing on Japanese game shows? Great idea! Too bad what came out of it was a [[{{Wangst}} Wangsty]] RealityShow.