One of the easiest (and best) ways to get a laugh is to try and apply real world logic and order to a villain's evil master plan. Take the world of Mega Man, for example. Who builds all of those levels? How much does it cost to construct big spikes? Can one add ice blocks to the magnet level without violating a building code? And how much does it cost to design new Robot Masters? Here's a short sketch that's making the rounds online that shines a little light on what it takes to be in the Dr. Wily business.
This gag would grow old very quickly if it were applied too often, but I would like to see how Sonic the Hedgehog's nemesis, Dr. Robotnik, would handle similar frustrations. Can you imagine the permits he'd have to get just to build Oil Ocean Zone?