I still can't understand why I don't find this anime to be funny.
Just guessing but maybe:
1. A lot of jokes in the anime are "inside jokes". For example references to popular Japanese game shows. I guess those jokes won't make much sense...
2. There are also jokes that require some knowledge of the Japanese language. Puns and so forth. Those won't make sense either.
3. The manga is straighter to the point then the anime by far so it makes sense. If you just watch the anime it can get confusing pretty quick.
4. The series can have it's serious side it's not just plain humor. (I like the series side actually
Hey, I have an idea, let's have a THIS SUCKS / NO THIS SUCKS / NO YOU / NO YOU argument for a couple pages, that will really be great. - Ingmar