The BEST Episodes of Gaki no Tsukai No Laughing Batsu Game

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2021

Network: Nippon TV

After participating to a previous show where they have to bet or be challenged to any kind of competitions, the losing members of the Gaki no Tsukai are selected to spend 24 hours in a setting which they have no knowledge of the theme nor the course of the events. They are exposed to various absurd and crazy situations nonstop for 24 hours and must refrain from laughing. If they do so, hang-men appear and hit the rule breakers with a weapon (the weapon varies every year).

No Laughing in a Hot Spring Inn

#1 - No Laughing in a Hot Spring Inn

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 27, 2003

The first No-Laughing Batsu Game, shot in Yamanashi, it served as the punishment for Matsumoto, Yamasaki, Endō, and Tanaka, for losing to Hamada in a 4 vs. 1 bowling match (which aired on May 18, 2003). Getting caught laughing during this game resulted in having a dart from a blow-gun shot into the buttocks. Given the newness of the concept, this punishment game was carried out in a somewhat "primitive" way: the Watchers were more lenient with enforcing the rule, and the auto sound blared rough over the sound-system that was set up through the facility.

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30 votes
No Laughing in Yugawara Inn

#2 - No Laughing in Yugawara Inn

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 31, 2004

In a Russian Roulette style game involving sushi, Yamasaki, Tanaka, and Hamada lost and were punished in the second spa-themed no-laughing batsu game, filmed at Yugawara, Kanagawa. A riding crop was the punishment device employed. Matsumoto and Endo joined the game half-way as "The Mad Brothers." This batsu game features Endō's luchador character Dynamite Shikoku.

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30 votes
No Laughing in a High School

#3 - No Laughing in a High School

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 31, 2005

Matsumoto, Yamasaki, Endō, and Tanaka are punished after losing another Russian Roulette style game where they shocked themselves. This time, they are sent to 'high school' for one day. The punishment weapon for this game is the shinai, and Hamada participated as one of the hang-men, frequently delivering a strong kick along with the regular punishment. It was revealed that this game was shot during Matsumoto's birthday.

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30 votes
No Laughing at a Police Station

#4 - No Laughing at a Police Station

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 31, 2006

This batsu game premiered as a three-hour special. The losing players were Yamasaki, Hamada, and Endō, who lost at a Russian Roulette style game using large tubs suspended from the studio ceiling, and cutting loose the one's that fell, thus earning them a spot in the Batsu Game. Matsumoto and Tanaka avoided the batsu, and later appeared in the game, visiting the three punished players. The hang-men were especially rough when giving discipline to offenders.

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30 votes
No Laughing in a Hospital

#5 - No Laughing in a Hospital

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 31, 2007

For this special, Downtown, Yamasaki, and Cocorico all took part of the most infamous punishment game — and they were forced to cross-dress as nurses for the game's duration. Yamasaki, who had just completed a hospital stay after being treated for enteritis, was permitted to take some absences during the game. Among the famous guests who performed here were Sonny Chiba, Masahiro Chono and many other comedy duos in Japan. (As a side note, it was during this game that the record at the time for most punishment-strikes ever inflicted was set, with Hitoshi Matsumoto having received a total of 259 of them.

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30 votes
No Laughing at a Newspaper Agency

#6 - No Laughing at a Newspaper Agency

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 31, 2008

For the second time around, all five members of the regular cast took part in the annual punishment game. This year the chosen setting was a newspaper agency. The members had to go to a number of mock press conferences dressed as journalists. Endō's ex-wife Chiaki made a guest appearance in a conference about her "new husband." In keeping with the theme of the punishment game, giant latex pencils were used to strike anyone who had been declared out.

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No Laughing at the Hotel

#7 - No Laughing at the Hotel

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 31, 2009

For the third consecutive time, Yamazaki, Downtown, and Cocorico took part in the annual punishment game. The setting was a hotel and it aired on New Year's Eve at 6:30pm until 12:30am on New Year's Day. Numerous cameo and guest appearances were made, including Masahiro Chono, Masahiro Tanaka, Natsumi Ogawa ( Hamada's wife ), Endō's ex-wife Chiaki, Jyunji Endō ( Endō's younger brother), Masako Mori, Ayumi Nakamura, Monta Yoshinori, and Yoshimi Iwasaki.

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30 votes
No Laughing at the Spy Agency

#8 - No Laughing at the Spy Agency

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 31, 2010

The members of Gaki no Tsukai partake in their fourth annual punishment game. Filmed in Ibaraki prefecture, this Batsu's setting was a spy school and it was aired on New Year's Eve at 6:30pm to 12:30am on New Year's Day. Over 100 celebrities were involved with the filming including Itao Itsuji, Matsuko Deluxe, Masahiro Chono, Bibari Maeda, Claudia Umemiya and Tatsuo Umemiya.

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30 votes
No Laughing at the Airport

#9 - No Laughing at the Airport

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 31, 2011

The Gaki no Tsukai cast participate in the 5th annual punishment game (the 6th New Years show in the No Laughing Series). The filming took place at Ibaraki Airport, in November 2011. Here Hamada, Matsumoto, Yamasaki, Endo and Tanaka were trained to become CA's (or Flight Attendants). The airing began on New Year's Eve 31 December 2011 at 6:30pm and ran through 12:30am the next day (Japanese Standard Time). (This year broke through the 2007 record with Matsumoto receiving 302 punishments.)

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No Laughing Enthusiastic Teachers

#10 - No Laughing Enthusiastic Teachers

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 31, 2012

The cast is dressed as teachers and has to take a hard training in the teacher academy, before they can enter the real school. One big part of the batsu takes place in the Endo-periode, when the casts time-slips back in to time.

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No Laughing Defense Force

#11 - No Laughing Defense Force

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 31, 2013

The Gaki no Tsukai cast participate in the 7th annual punishment game (the 8th new years show in the No Laughing Series). This game implemented 250 CCD Cameras, 27 ENG units, 70 from technical staff and extra 210 people which brings the total staff number by 500.

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30 votes
No Laughing Prison

#12 - No Laughing Prison

Season 12 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 31, 2014

The Gaki no Tsukai cast participate in the 12th annual punishment game for a New Year's Eve Special

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30 votes
No Laughing Prison Un-Aired Scenes

#13 - No Laughing Prison Un-Aired Scenes

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 3, 2015

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30 votes
No Laughing Detective Agency

#14 - No Laughing Detective Agency

Season 13 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 31, 2015

The Gaki no Tsukai cast participate in the 12th annual punishment game (the 13th new years show in the No Laughing Series).

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30 votes
No Laughing Enthusiastic Teachers Unseen Footage

#15 - No Laughing Enthusiastic Teachers Unseen Footage

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 8, 2013

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30 votes
No-Laughing Hot Spring Inn - Part 1

#16 - No-Laughing Hot Spring Inn - Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 27, 2003

Part 1 of 4: The first No-Laughing Batsu Game, shot in Yamanashi, it served as the punishment for Matsumoto, Yamasaki, Endō, and Tanaka, for losing to Hamada in a 4 vs. 1 bowling match (which aired on May 18, 2003). Getting caught laughing during this game resulted in having a dart from a blow-gun shot into the buttocks. Given the newness of the concept, this punishment game was carried out in a somewhat "primitive" way: the Watchers were more lenient with enforcing the rule, and the auto sound blared rough over the sound-system that was set up through the facility.

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30 votes
No-Laughing Hot Spring Inn - Part 2

#17 - No-Laughing Hot Spring Inn - Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 3, 2003

Part 2 of 4: The first No-Laughing Batsu Game, shot in Yamanashi, it served as the punishment for Matsumoto, Yamasaki, Endō, and Tanaka, for losing to Hamada in a 4 vs. 1 bowling match (which aired on May 18, 2003). Getting caught laughing during this game resulted in having a dart from a blow-gun shot into the buttocks. Given the newness of the concept, this punishment game was carried out in a somewhat "primitive" way: the Watchers were more lenient with enforcing the rule, and the auto sound blared rough over the sound-system that was set up through the facility.

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30 votes
No-Laughing Hot Spring Inn - Part 3

#18 - No-Laughing Hot Spring Inn - Part 3

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 10, 2003

Part 3 of 4: The first No-Laughing Batsu Game, shot in Yamanashi, it served as the punishment for Matsumoto, Yamasaki, Endō, and Tanaka, for losing to Hamada in a 4 vs. 1 bowling match (which aired on May 18, 2003). Getting caught laughing during this game resulted in having a dart from a blow-gun shot into the buttocks. Given the newness of the concept, this punishment game was carried out in a somewhat "primitive" way: the Watchers were more lenient with enforcing the rule, and the auto sound blared rough over the sound-system that was set up through the facility.

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30 votes
No-Laughing Hot Spring Inn - Part 4

#19 - No-Laughing Hot Spring Inn - Part 4

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 17, 2003

Part 4 of 4: The first No-Laughing Batsu Game, shot in Yamanashi, it served as the punishment for Matsumoto, Yamasaki, Endō, and Tanaka, for losing to Hamada in a 4 vs. 1 bowling match (which aired on May 18, 2003). Getting caught laughing during this game resulted in having a dart from a blow-gun shot into the buttocks. Given the newness of the concept, this punishment game was carried out in a somewhat "primitive" way: the Watchers were more lenient with enforcing the rule, and the auto sound blared rough over the sound-system that was set up through the facility.

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30 votes
No Laughing Detective Agency - Extra Footage

#20 - No Laughing Detective Agency - Extra Footage

Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 4, 2016

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30 votes
No Laughing at a Police Station pt.1

#21 - No Laughing at a Police Station pt.1

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 31, 2006

This batsu game premiered as a three-hour special. The losing players were Yamasaki, Hamada, and Endō, who lost at a Russian Roulette style game using large tubs suspended from the studio ceiling, and cutting loose the one's that fell, thus earning them a spot in the Batsu Game. Matsumoto and Tanaka avoided the batsu, and later appeared in the game, visiting the three punished players. The hang-men were especially rough when giving discipline to offenders.

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0 votes
No Laughing at a Police Station pt.2

#22 - No Laughing at a Police Station pt.2

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 31, 2006

This batsu game premiered as a three-hour special. The losing players were Yamasaki, Hamada, and Endō, who lost at a Russian Roulette style game using large tubs suspended from the studio ceiling, and cutting loose the one's that fell, thus earning them a spot in the Batsu Game. Matsumoto and Tanaka avoided the batsu, and later appeared in the game, visiting the three punished players. The hang-men were especially rough when giving discipline to offenders.

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0 votes
No Laughing in a Hospital pt.1

#23 - No Laughing in a Hospital pt.1

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 31, 2007

For this special, Downtown, Yamasaki, and Cocorico all took part of the most infamous punishment game — and they were forced to cross-dress as nurses for the game's duration. Yamasaki, who had just completed a hospital stay after being treated for enteritis, was permitted to take some absences during the game. Among the famous guests who performed here were Sonny Chiba, Masahiro Chono and many other comedy duos in Japan. (As a side note, it was during this game that the record at the time for most punishment-strikes ever inflicted was set, with Hitoshi Matsumoto having received a total of 259 of them.

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0 votes
No Laughing in a Hospital pt.2

#24 - No Laughing in a Hospital pt.2

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 31, 2007

For this special, Downtown, Yamasaki, and Cocorico all took part of the most infamous punishment game — and they were forced to cross-dress as nurses for the game's duration. Yamasaki, who had just completed a hospital stay after being treated for enteritis, was permitted to take some absences during the game. Among the famous guests who performed here were Sonny Chiba, Masahiro Chono and many other comedy duos in Japan. (As a side note, it was during this game that the record at the time for most punishment-strikes ever inflicted was set, with Hitoshi Matsumoto having received a total of 259 of them.

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0 votes
No Laughing at the Hotel pt.1

#25 - No Laughing at the Hotel pt.1

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 31, 2009

For the third consecutive time, Yamazaki, Downtown, and Cocorico took part in the annual punishment game. The setting was a hotel and it aired on New Year's Eve at 6:30pm until 12:30am on New Year's Day. Numerous cameo and guest appearances were made, including Masahiro Chono, Masahiro Tanaka, Natsumi Ogawa ( Hamada's wife ), Endō's ex-wife Chiaki, Jyunji Endō ( Endō's younger brother), Masako Mori, Ayumi Nakamura, Monta Yoshinori, and Yoshimi Iwasaki.

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