It has been confirmed that Downtown, Coq au Rico and Yamazaki will take part in another annual punishment game. The Gaki members trained to become spies for this year's New Year's special. Close to 100 celebrities helped to trick the Gaki members into laughing during the filming--Matsuko Deluxe and Tatsuo Umemiya included. An action figure of Hamada even appeared in the Batsu Game. The show's producers finally settled on Ibaraki prefecture as the film site after two months of scouting. More than 100 extras were on location. After filming, cast members had the following to say:
Hamada:"We finished it without losing anyone."
Yamasaki:"My butt went through hell."
Endo:"Learning to be a spy was difficult. We pulled through as a team."
Tanaka:"It was hard but we helped each other until the end."
Matsumoto:"We sort of worked as a team.....but I was the only one carrying the team towards the end."
The members of Gaki no Tsukai partake in their fourth annual punishment game. Filmed in Ibaraki prefecture, this year'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.