Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!!

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Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!!
Genre Comedy
Format Variety show
Starring Hitoshi Matsumoto
Masatoshi Hamada
Hōsei Yamasaki
Naoki Tanaka
Shōzō Endō
Country of origin  Japan
Language(s) Japanese
No. of episodes 1065
Broadcast
Original channel Nippon Television
Original run October 3, 1989 – present
Other websites
Official website

Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!! (English: Downtown's 'This is no task for kids!!) is an Japanese variety show show. It is shown on the Nippon Television network and features the popular Japanese owarai duo, Downtown. The show is popular for it's "no laughing" batsu games where the cast has to endure many ridiculous situations for 24 hours in a place which the theme is and must not laugh or they will be hit with a weapon on the buttocks. Usually, this program is shown for about 6 hours on the New Year's Eve. This program has a long broadcast period after Shōten in Nippon Television.[1]

Cast[change | edit source]

Regular[change | edit source]

  • Downtown's Hitoshi Matsumoto (Matsumoto Hitoshi) and Masatoshi Hamada (Hamada Masatoshi)

Hitoshi Matsumoto is taking charge of the composition of this program.He suggests many of plans. Masatoshi Hamada does chairman advance.

  • Hōsei Yamasaki (Yamasaki Hōsei)

He is an indispensable character to this program.

  • Cocorico Naoki Tanaka (Tanaka Naoki) and Shōzō Endō (Endō Shōzō)

Semi-regular[change | edit source]

  • License Takahumi Inomoto (Inomoto Takahumi) and Kazuhiro Huziwara (Huziwara Kazuhiro)

preceding opinion or plan

Periodical Guest[change | edit source]

  • Zimi-Onishi

He appears in series as a punishment or a Must not laugh

  • Itsuzi Itao

He appears in series as a punishment or a Must not laugh, Itao Plan

  • Moriman

Yamazaki VS Moriman

  • Syozi Murakami

Syozi Murakami classroom

Other Cast[change | edit source]

  • Itao's wife and Itao's child
  • Central African TV
  • Tonight is YAMADA
  • Pikaderi-Umeda

Program staff[change | edit source]

  • Kenji Suga (nickname Ga-su-)

He is Nippon Television work deputy chief

  • Toshihide Saito (nickname Heipo-)

Comprehensive production

Project[change | edit source]

  • Free talk
  • Matsumoto vs Hamada battle series
  • Must not laugh series
  • Yamazaki vs Moriman

Moriman has won all the games.

  • Hightension series
  • Good-bye Yamazaki Hosei series
  • Entertainers fishing championship
  • seven changes

Audience ratings[change | edit source]

This program is always rank in to the top 10 in variety program annual audience rating from 1995 to 2001. The number of sales of a total of eight DVDs records smash success which sells about 1700000 sheets. The ninth DVD was also sold, it became the 1st place of a ranking first appearance, and the number of the gross sales exceeded 2 million sheets.

Other websites[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!!