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* In ''Asterix the Gaul'', one of Getafix' stall tactics when pretending to make magic potion for the garrison at Compendium is to claim he needs strawberries for the recipe - even though they're out of season. Finally, after several days, legionary Tullius Octopus brings back a basket of strawberries, which centurion Crismus Bonus immediately takes to Getafix and Asterix... who proceed to eat every single one. Getafix remarks that those strawberries were perfect - now go and get some more.
-->'''Crismus Bonus:''' ''[jumping up and down in a rage]'' YOU'VE EATEN MY STRAWBERRIES AND NOW YOU HAVEN'T GOT ANY STRAWBERRIES AND YOU WANT MORE STRAWBERRIES AND IT ISN'T FAIR AND I'VE JUST ABOUT HAD ENOUGH!
* In ''Asterix and the Golden Sickle'', as Asterix and Obelix are pursuing the Arvernian innkeeper who sold them out to Clovogarlix and Navishtrix as he flees Lutetia on the road to Gergovia. As they head down the road, a young man in a two-horse chariot zooms past an ox-cart, to the disdain of the driver's wife... and a few panels later, we see the chariot driver has been pulled over for speeding! The icing on the cake is his facial expression and body language; we can almost hear him saying "But officer!..." as the legionary writing the ticket looks impassive.
* ''Asterix and the Goths'':
** When the local Roman camp mistakes Asterix and Obelix for the Goth horde they're supposed to be on the lookout for, our heroes steal uniforms from some legionaries to disguise themselves, with Asterix telling Obelix that for the sake of the masquerade they're Asterus and Obelus, and to shout things like "By Jupiter!" Later on the two ditch their disguises and enter Germania. When they bump into a Goth patrol. Obelix introduces himself as, "Ave, by Jupiter! I'm Legionary Obelus and my friend is Legionary Asterus!"
** Rhetoric's introduction to the magic potion. Essentially, Obelix knocks the door down, and Getafix asks the guard for a cauldron and a list of ingredients. The guard complies, and nails the door shut. Not two seconds later, Obelix knocks the door down again, as Getafix asks for a pinch of salt. Frustrated, the guard complies, and repairs the door again. A second later, the door is knocked down ''again'', as Getafix forgot to say thanks.
--->'''Gothic Guard''': WILL YOU LEAVE THAT DOOR ALONE?!
** And when Rhetoric finally tastes the potion, he tests his new strength… on the door.
--->'''Gothic Guard:''' '''WILL-YOU-KINDLY-LEAVE-THAT-DOOR-ALONE?!'''
* ''Asterix and the Banquet'':
** When LaResistance leader Jellibabix leads the troops of Prefect Poisonus Fungus on a wild goose chase that gets them hopelessly lost in Lugdunum's labyrinthine streets, the prefect decides to go in after them, but leaves a [[TrailOfBreadCrumbs trail of pebbles]] so that he can find his way out again (a caption notes the similarity to [[Literature/HanselAndGretel a famous fairy tale]]). Then, as Asterix and Obelix leave the city, we see the prefect's plan hit a snag...
--->'''Legionary:''' Oh, was it you who dropped all those pebbles, O Prefect Poisonus Fungus? Here, I've been picking them up for you!\\
'''Poisonus Fungus:''' ''[very loud SymbolSwearing]''
** A Roman legion captures Asterix and Obelix after they unwittingly spend the night in their camp. As one of the guards tries to chain the pair up, he takes care of Obelix, and then after putting Asterix in chains, he tries to remember where he left his hammer. There is a crack off panel, and Obelix is suddenly standing next to him, free of his chains and holding the guard's hammer. Now that Asterix is chained up, the guard tries to tie Obelix up again. But he's so nervous, it's taking a while. Asterix offers to help, breaking ''his'' chains in the process. Then when they're both chained up, Asterix points out that they've forgotten the bag of food, breaking the chains. Obelix goes over to grab it, breaking his own chains. The guard is reduced to a sobbing wreck, with the centurion awkwardly saying they won't bother with the chains.
** After Asterix and Obelix are smuggled ashore in bags by Seniorservix and his employees at Gesocribatum, Seniorservix whispers to one of the bags that he'll let them know when the coast is clear...
--->'''Asterix:''' All right, but did you know you're talking to our shopping bag?
* In ''Asterix and Cleopatra'', the captain of the boat ferrying the stone for the palace has been bribed to "lose" it. He orders his workmen to throw the bricks into the Nile. One guy comments an owl, a person (both underlined), a symbol, and a feather (caption "'[[UsefulNotes/TheWestCountry Bain't no use argufyin' with he]]". Another guy comments an owl laughing madly, a person tapping his head (both underlined by a wavy line), a symbol that has fallen apart, and a tattered feather (caption "Oi reckon gaffer be crazy").
* ''Asterix and The Big Fight'': The camouflaged detachment.
-->'''Nebulus Nimbus''': (''while looking at what looks like a hedge'') '''[[NoIndoorVoice EXCELLENT, BY MARS AND JUNO! NOW WHO DARES SAY THE ART OF CAMOUFLAGE IS DYING OUT IN THE ROMAN ARMY?!]]'''
-->'''Felonius Caucus''': Er... Nebulus Nimbus... that's the garden hedge... the camouflage detachment... (''points to a group of legionaries [[EpicFail wearing a few twigs]]'') is over there![[note]] Their pathetic disguise was a failed ploy to get out of having to capture Getafix; they finally leave the camp in much more convincing disguises.[[/note]]
* ''Asterix in Britain'':
** The "Tower of Londinium" scene. Obelix and Dipsomaniax escape their cell on the top floor and fight their way to the bottom of the tower. Seconds later, Asterix and Anticlimax enter the tower through the other entrance and fight their way to the top, calling for Obelix. Obelix hears them, and fights his way back up the tower as Asterix fights his way back down, until they ''finally'' meet in the middle. This is made doubly funny in the animated version when Obelix' descent involves knocking a legionary into a wall to create a legionary-shaped indentation, and then Asterix' ascent involves converting the indentation into a [[ImpactSilhouette legionary-shaped hole.]]
** Later on, [[RugbyIsSlaughter the rugby game]], in which one of the teams accidentally gets the barrel of magic potion instead of wine. HilarityEnsues.
* In ''Asterix and the Normans'', [[LeeroyJenkins overeager legionary Oleaginus]] reacts to Asterix knocking out his decurion (while barely looking up from the Norman he is fighting) by attempting to lead his fellow soldiers in a charge - which ends quickly when he collides with Obelix, who is busy beating up another Norman. Obelix turns his attention to smacking around the Roman for interrupting, and the Norman asks, "Here, what about me?" Which prompts an apology from Obelix; he hadn't realised the Norman might want a go at thumping the Roman, and he obligingly holds him out, offering to split him down the middle. The grateful Norman wastes no time clubbing the foolhardy legionary over the head.
* ''Asterix the Legionary'' is packed with funny moments.
** Obelix walking into a tree upon [[DistractedByTheSexy seeing Panacea for the first time]]... and effortlessly knocking it over (to the anger of Getafix, who was up in the tree cutting mistletoe at the time).
** Asterix suggests that the smitten Obelix go visit Panacea at her father's house. Obelix bashfully kicks a full-grown tree... again, knocking it over. This is funny in itself, but the cherry on top is that the tree is where Cacofonix's ''house'' is.
--->'''Cacofonix:''' ''(red-faced with anger)'' '''BUT I WASN'T EVEN SINGING!'''
** While trying to join/infiltrate the Roman legion to find Panacea's lost fiancé, Obelix beats up a Roman patrol that Asterix only wanted to question. Asterix chides him for not being polite. Later Asterix loses his temper with a stubborn guard and punches him skyward. For the rest of the book Obelix uses "being polite" as a euphemism for beating up the Romans.
--->'''Obelix''': I don't see the difference between Asterix's politeness and mine.
** Anything involving Ptenisnet, the Egyptian tourist drafted into the Roman army who spends the entire rest of the book still blissfully convinced he's on a package tour. On the sea voyage to northern Africa, he follows every comment by the sergeant with hieroglyphs translating as "Old hairy [body part that rhymes with the sergeant's last word]". When the sergeant tells the legionaries that when they get to port, they'll all get their "tot of rum", he cuts off the obvious follow-up from Ptenisnet by shouting, "And if that Egyptian speaks another hieroglyph I will personally throw him overboard!"
** When they're being fitted for their uniforms, Obelix insists he's a medium size. RealityEnsues as his cuirass goes flying--and strikes Nefarius Purpus in the face.
--->'''Purpus''': ''[SymbolSwearing in Latin]''\\
'''Hemispheric''': ''[in Proto-Germanic]'' What did the centurion say?\\
'''Interpreter''': ''[in Proto-Germanic]'' He said ''[SymbolSwearing]''.\\
'''Purpus''': ''[in Latin]'' What did you say to him?\\
'''Interpreter''': ''[translates the Swearing back into Latin]''
** When the Legionaries are taking lunch, Asterix explains to Obelix that the stronger the army, the more disgusting the food is ("that's what keeps the men in a nasty mood"). Comes the food, Asterix tastes it...
--->'''Asterix''' (disgusted): I didn't know the Roman army was ''that'' strong!
** One of the best occurrences of the RunningGag in which a character is reduced to sobbing because of the new recruits' behaviour and another character decides the first one must be lovelorn: Nefarius Purpus has just led the RagtagBunchOfMisfits under his command into Caesar's camp, and presents them to the centurion of the watch... except the only person still with him is the translator.
--->'''Translator:''' The two Gauls have gone to look for a friend, the Greek found some men playing dice, the Belgian, the Briton, and the Goth went to have a beer, the cook's looking for ingredients for ''crêpes suzette'', and Dubius Status has reported sick. May I fall out now?\\
''[Nefarius Purpus breaks down sobbing onto the centurion of the watch's shoulder]''\\
'''Centurion:''' There, there, you'll soon be seeing your girl again!
** After Asterix's band arrives at the camp, each of them wanders into [[UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar Caesar]]'s tent, culminating in an exasperated "WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE!?!" from Caesar. Just as Nefarius Purpus is telling the legion that they should stop the funny business or it's the guardroom, guess where he's taken.
** The battle between the armies of Caesar and Scipio. The two armies end up completely entangled as a result of conflicting orders from the various officers, to the point that one of the tortoises has soldiers from both Caesar and Scipio's armies in it, and no-one knows which is which. Scipio finally surrenders simply because he can't make sense of what is happening on the battlefield.
--->'''Ptenisnet:''' ''(Speaks a series of hieroglyphs)''\\
'''Translator:''' He wants to know what's going on.\\
'''Gastronomix:''' Tell him we're just as confused as he is!
* ''Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield'':
** When Noxius Vapus orders Titus Crapulus to stop Asterix and Obelix from leaving garrison HQ to continue their search for the missing Winesanspirix, Crapulus falls in the legionaries, and the following exchange takes place. The funniest part is the very tall legionary in the back row who keeps accidentally smacking the legionary in front of him across the back of the head, knocking off his helmet and leaving him grimacing in pain:
--->'''Crapulus:''' ATTEN-SHUN! STAND AT-EASE! COMPANEE-'SHUN! PAY ATTENTION, YOU LOT! AVE!\\
'''Legionaries:''' ''[saluting, in unison]'' '''AVE!'''\\
'''Crapulus:''' Right! Two strangers may try to break out of these barracks accompanied by an animal of canine breed. The order of the day is: stop them at any cos...\\
'''Legionaries:''' ''[pointing to their left, in unison]'' '''THEY WENT THATAWAY!'''
** The final banquet has a sting in the tail for one of the characters - and it's not the usual one...
--->''[at the banquet, there is a very conspicuous empty chair next to Asterix, who is shrugging as he talks to Getafix]''\\
'''Caption:''' And once again our story ends with a banquet... everyone is here. Everyone? No, someone is missing. Who can it be? ''[the next panel shows Cacofonix, happily devouring a leg of boar]''[[note]] Making this only the second time since ''Asterix the Gaul'' that Cacofonix has been allowed to attend the banquet, the other being ''Asterix and the Normans''.[[/note]] Not him; he's there all right. So who can it be, then? ''[the next panel shows the outside of Vitalstatistix' hut]'' ... WHO?\\
'''Vitalstatistix:''' ''[from inside the hut]'' But, Impedimenta, I have to sit at the head of the table! I have to go! I'm cured, my love... IMPEDIMENTA! YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HIT ME OVER THE HEAD WITH THAT SHIELD, ARE YOU?!?
* In ''Asterix at the Olympic Games'', Vitalstatistix is outraged to discover he and the other villagers have fallen victim to ExactWords when the "deck games" and "open air sports" on their boat to Greece mean they'll have to do their own rowing, and even more outraged when the boat's captain levies a two sestertii surcharge per passenger for boarding Redbeard's pirate vessel. He refuses to pay, and they simply continue on... to the still greater outrage of Redbeard, who decided to scuttle his own ship instead of facing an entire boatload of indomitable Gauls!
* ''Asterix and the Cauldron'':
** Asterix trying to sell a herd of boars, and ending up in a shouting contest with another boar salesman. Made doubly funny by Obelix refusing to rise to the occasion.
--->'''Boar Salesman:''' ''BOARS, BOARS! BEST PRIME BOARS!''\\
'''Asterix:''' '''BOOOOOOOAAAAARS, BOOOOOOAAAAARS, BEST PRIME BOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAARS!!!'''\\
'''Obelix:''' ''[scowling]'' [--Boars, boars, best prime boars.--]
** The one pirate who escapes a beating is hidden in a cauldron, and drives Obelix away by saying [[NobodyHereButUsBirds "Noooo! There's nothing here but chestnuts!"]][[note]]The Brazilian translations give two [[InherentlyFunnyWords funny-sounding]] alternatives, "rooster stew" and "pumpkin candy".[[/note]] As the Gauls walk away, Obelix laments not taking the chestnuts, Asterix says they're not in season... and Obelix has to be restrained from going back.
** The scene with the tax collector (a caricature of once and future Minister of Finance and future President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing), whose dialogue is entirely rendered in tax form fonts:
--->'''Tax Collector:''' PLEASE GIVE:
---->'''1.''' Your reasons for holding us up\\
'''2.''' An apology\\
'''3.''' Permission for us to proceed
--->''[Asterix pushes aside the centurion leading the tax collector's bodyguard]''\\
'''Occupation: Are you:'''
---->'''a)''' Ordinary passersby?\\
'''b)''' Motivated by friendly intentions?\\
'''c)''' Bandits?
--->'''Asterix:''' Give us your money if you don't want to get thumped!\\
'''Tax Collector:''' '''Occupation: are you:'''
---->'''a)''' Ordinary passersby?\\
'''b)''' Motivated by friendly intentions?\\
'''c)''' ''(checked)'' Bandits?
--->''[pointing angrily at Asterix]'' FINAL DEMAND: ''Do not offer us any physical violence. All claims to be addressed to Caesar, Julius, City of Rome.''\\
''[a few minutes later, after Asterix and Obelix have bashed in the tax collector's bodyguards]''\\
'''Asterix:''' Now then, hand over your money!\\
'''Tax Collector: You will be taxed on the sum of which you are about to take possession'''\\
'''Asterix:''' ''[grabs the chest from under the tax collector]'' I want to fill my cauldron. If there's any money left over you can have a tax return.\\
'''Tax Collector: Your instalment on account will be deductible from the sum finally due.'''\\
'''Asterix:''' ''[empties the chest into the cauldron]'' Awfully sorry... it's exactly the amount we need... coming, Obelix? ''[they leave]''\\
'''Tax Collector:''' ''[livid]'' '''A RECEIPT! I WANT A SIGNED RECEIPT!'''
* From ''Asterix In Spain'':
** "'''I-DO-NOT-HIRE-OUT-FISH!!!'''"
** Bacteria thinks that hiring boats is a better idea: "People are so careless. The state they return their fish in..."
** And yet his SitcomArchnemesis Fulliautomatix does "rent" a fish to hit Cacofonix later.
* In ''Asterix and the Roman Agent'':
** Convolvulus' talent for causing chaos, even when he's just standing there, ending up in a banquet at Caesar's house turning into a mass brawl. [[spoiler: Convolvulus calls for everybody's attention, says that he didn't ''mean'' to cause trouble, and says that "if, in the past, you have taken advantage of Caesar's gullibility..." Cue Caesar yelling "Gullible, ME?" and getting a wink from Convolvulus, delighting him with his new secret weapon. Not to mention the casual way he deals with the pirates...]]
** How Convolvulus'... talents... first became apparent: he was thrown into the Arena with starving lions. The lions then ate ''each other''.
** Part of Convolvulus' plan involves putting on a show of the Romans having Magic Potion. The Legionaries are quite happy to have the Potion, only for Convolvulus to cry out in frustration, "But I explained it all to you! We're just pretending!"
** Magnumopus hitting people on the head and calling it "psychological warfare".
** The final battle is so spread out a map is added to make sense of it. The key contains several gems:
---> 10: Druid Getafix awaiting the outcome of the battle beside his cauldron, now empty.\\
11: Bard Cacofonix asking the druid what it's all about and what, might he ask, is going on?\\
12: Pirate ship sunk by the Gauls pouring out at (8) full of enthusiasm, discovering on arrival at the beach that there are no Romans available, and deciding not to waste their time anyway, by Toutatis.\\
14: Fulliautomatix, village blacksmith, seeing a [[VitriolicBestBuds friend]].\\
15: Unhygienix, village fishmonger, friend of the aforementioned.\\
16 (A Roman centurion [[OhCrap looking back and forth between the two]]): [[FoeTossingCharge Meeting place of the two friends.]]
* The Roman orgy illustrated in ''Asterix In Switzerland''.
* In ''The Mansions of the Gods'', Asterix, Obelix and Getafix try to stop the construction by using acorns treated with a magic potion to instantly regrow trees that were torn down the night before. They go back to Asterix's hut for some lunch and this dialogue ensues:
-->'''Obelix:''' Oh, look, I've still got one of those acorns left!
-->'''Asterix:''' '''NO! OBELIX, DON'T THROW IT AWAY!'''
-->''[next panel shows the three of them sitting at the table...at the top of a tree that has grown out through the roof of the hut!]''
-->'''Asterix:''' '''AND NOW YOU CAN UPROOT THIS ONE FOR ME!'''
-->'''Obelix:''' Dogmatix wouldn't like that... We'd better move house. I say, you're right, oak trees do grow fast!
* In ''Asterix and the Laurel Wreath'', Asterix' first ploy to get himself and Obelix sacked as Humerus' slaves is to throw everything in the kitchen into a single cauldron; when Humerus' major-domo tastes the stew, he turns white, then red, then green, then blue, then he flips upside-down, breathes fire, and begins growling in an almost feral way before coughing up bubbles (one of the ingredients having been carbolic soap). When the stew is served to Humerus and his family, it somehow [[HideousHangoverCure cures his son Metatarsus' massive hangover]], and as the shaken Humerus compliments the Gauls but releases them from future duties in the kitchen, Obelix sneaks a taste of the stew. As they return to the kitchen, this exchange occurs:
-->'''Asterix:''' I don't understand... how can they have liked it?\\
'''Obelix:''' You're right... it was a bit insipid. ''(Asterix is dumbfounded)''
* While Prolix from ''Asterix and the Soothsayer'' (and the animated film which combines it with ''Asterix and the Big Fight'') is an antagonist that leeches off the entire village and drives a stake between them and our heroic duo as a result, he gets ''ridiculously'' funny once the Romans capture him, and his situation grows worse and worse. He tries his usual schtick on the centurion to get him on his side, only to find out that they have orders to arrest ''all'' Gaul prophets. Then he backpedals, but he already told the centurion so many lies he wanted to hear that he wants to keep him around. For the rest of the book, Prolix tries to come up with utter random bullshit just to prove he's a not a prophet - but everything he says keeps coming true, just worsening the situation further, as the centurion wants to keep him around and will flay him if he finds he's lying, and his right hand man wants to arrest Prolix. You would feel sorry for him if you weren't laughing so hard.
* From ''Asterix in Corsica'':
** The pirates' boat is sunk by an [[MadeOfExplodium exploding]] cheese. Seriously. (Based on the French stereotype that Corsican cheese has a smell that would knock an elephant unconscious.)
** In the same book, based on another French stereotype of Corsicans, all people from Corsica wield spring knives, except for one who has a spring spear instead, which has a malfunction.
** [[ItMakesSenseInContext Obelix can't tell a Corsican chieftain from a boar]].
** [[DeathGlare "I do not like it when people talk to my sister."]] ''[click]''
* After a fight with Asterix in ''Asterix and Caesar's Gift'', Obelix goes to the inn for a drink, and... "A goat's milk, please!"
* ''Asterix and the Great Crossing'' opens with another fish fight breaking out after Fulliautomatix cannot resist making a joke on "smelt" in front of a seething Unhygienix. Asterix and Obelix return from a boar hunt to see all the villagers except Getafix and Cacofonix involved in the brawl, and Obelix remarks that he doesn't see why fish are worth fighting over - he never eats them. One of the fighters shouts, "Well you should! Fish is good for the brain!" An enraged Obelix roars, "'''WHO SAID THAT!?'''" and charges into the fray. (In the animated version, ''Asterix in America'', Obelix is instead upset that the other villagers are having so much fun (i.e., fighting) without them, and jumps into the BigBallOfViolence.)
* In ''Asterix in Belgium'', the competitive rampage the visiting Armoricans and the Belgians go on brings out the best of the Romans' DeadpanSnarker tendencies, while when Redbeard and his pirates get caught in the crossfire, the Romans are singularly uninterested in their grievances:
-->''[a Roman camp in tatters, with bruised and battered legionaries]''\\
'''Vitalstatistix:''' We just wanted you to know that we're from Armorica.\\
'''Centurion:''' Didn't your mother ever teach you how to introduce yourself politely?\\
''[a different Roman camp in the same state as the first]''\\
'''Brawnix:''' You can tell Caesar that we're Belgian.\\
'''Centurion:''' I'm sure he'll just love that news.\\
''[a third Roman camp, also in ruins, as are its legionaries]''\\
'''Redbeard:''' See this board? We're neutrals, and...\\
'''Centurion:''' AND THE WHOLE BUNCH OF YOU ARE AS NUTTY AS THEY COME!!!\\
''[a bruised centurion, lying on the ground]''\\
'''Centurion:''' You're Armoricans? How madly interesting!\\
''[another bruised centurion, also lying on the ground]''\\
'''Centurion:''' Oh, you're Belgian, are you? Pleased to meet you, I'm sure. My regards to your good lady.\\
'''Beefix:''' ''[off panel]'' And hers to you, too.\\
''[one final ruined Roman camp with equally ruined soldiers; the pirates are trying to talk to the heavily bruised centurion]''\\
'''Centurion:''' ''[jumping up and down with rage]'' I HAVEN'T THE FAINTEST IDEA WHO'S GOING TO PAY FOR YOUR SHIP! KINDLY LEAVE ME ALONE! I'VE HAD A HARD DAY'S FIGHT AS IT IS!!!
* Several from ''Asterix and Son'':
** When Asterix goes to report the baby's abandonment on his doorstep to Vitalstatistix, Impedimenta acidically remarks that if a baby is left on a single man's doorstep, "people are bound to think things!" Asterix asks, "Things? What things?" Cue individual panels of Getafix, Cacofonix, and Vitalstatistix looking at Asterix as if to say, "Just why was the baby left on ''your'' doorstep?", to Asterix' outrage.
** Asterix is in Vitalstatistix's house when Obelix pops in, carrying a menhir;
--->'''Vitalstatistix:''' Obelix, my boy, I wish to goodness you'd take your menhir off when you come indoors!\\
'''Obelix:''' But, chief, menhirs are high fashion indoors as well as out!\\
'''Vitalstatistix:''' ''(Panel shows large hole where door used to be)'' '''Too high for MY door by half, you idiot!'''
* In ''Asterix and the Magic Carpet'', when the village leaders are in Vitalstatistix's hut and discussing the Fakir's request to take Cacofonix back to his kingdom to end the drought, Cacofonix protests that his singing does not cause rain, and sings to prove it. It starts raining ''inside'' the hut! (Obelix doesn't understand why Impedimenta is so upset; not every Gaulish hut has running water laid on!)
* From ''Asterix and the Secret Weapon'', when the female legionaries have gotten instated. (Their introduction also qualifies, with ''all'' of the legionaries having a reaction in the vein of HeadTiltinglyKinky.)
-->'''Legionary 1''': If women can join the legions now, what use are we going to be?
-->'''Legionary 2''': I could tell you! I wouldn't even mind being a domesticus in that camp!
* ''Asterix and Obelix All at Sea'':
** At the start, Caesar swears he'll feed admiral Crustacius to the lions if he can't recover his galley. In the end the galley is destroyed, but Crustacius is now a statue... So Caesar, [[IGaveMyWord who always keeps his word]], ''puts him in the arena as a statue with the caption "In memory of the silliest Sausage in Rome", hoping that one day lions will develop a taste for granite''.
** Also, Cleopatra's face when she asks Caesar about the statue and gets the answer above (Caesar doesn't tell her it's the actual Crustacius transformed into a statue).
* Obelix's CatchPhrase "These Romans are crazy" in the Italian version. Why? It's translated as "'''S'''ono '''P'''azzi '''Q'''uesti '''R'''omani", written this way to parallel the Roman motto "'''S'''enatus '''P'''opulus'''q'''ue '''R'''omani" ("The Roman Senate and People").
* The very fact that Obelix is a menhir delivery man. Why would he deliver such a seemingly useless thing? A short story in ''Asterix and the Class Act'' mentions that historians do not know the historical purpose of menhirs, and neither do any of the characters. Whatever it was, they probably weren't "delivered" by anyone. As Getafix puts it in ''Obelix and Co.'', "We've been using menhirs for centuries, and we still don't know what they're for".

!!Film

* ''The Twelve Tasks of Asterix'' is quite probably the funniest animated Asterix movie ever made:
** At the beginning, the narrator wonders if the audience needs to be reintroduced to the famous member of Asterix's village (Gauls look very proud). When asking if anyone hasn't heard of the Gauls, dozens of hands go up (Gauls look very upset).
** The Lair of the Beast segment: Asterix and Obelix have to get out of the titular place alive, which houses [[EldritchAbomination a creature nobody ever saw and came back to tell the tale]]. Cue a series of creepy and surreal moments, until they finally get at the threshold of the Beast's cave... [[MoodWhiplash And immediately we switch to a typical bright Roman town]]. Asterix and Obelix just get out of a sewer grate and sit next to Caius Tiddlus, the clerk who's accompanying them on their journey, who's already waiting for them in a tavern. The kicker comes when Tiddlus asks them what the Beast was like...
--->'''Obelix:''' [[spoiler:Very tasty! Waiter! I'd like a drink!]]
** The House That Sends You Mad segment which immediately follows. Asterix and Obelix just have to get an application form in a standard administration. Sounds easy, right? Well, [[ObstructiveBureaucrat there's a reason why it's called]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the House That Sends You Mad...]]
** The entire Colosseum climax. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUnlEie-eRA This has got to be seen to be believed]] (link is in French, but it's mainly visual).
** Asterix versus Iris. He defeats him by distracting him with comments about how useful his glowing eyes must be for reading in the dark, and gets him to hypnotise ''himself'' into thinking he's a boar.
** Asterix's rant when the ghosts haunting the mountain prevents him from sleeping after all the crap he's been through is so hilariously awesome.
* Every time a Roman speaks in the Italian dub, he does so in ''Rome's dialect''.
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