!!The Comics
* Volume 2 issue #1 sees the gang trying to name the team [[CasualDangerDialogue while in the middle of a fight]]:
--> '''Rocket Raccoon''': "Ass-Kickers of the Fantastic?"\\
'''Star-Lord''': No!\\
'''Rocket Raccoon''': How about "Rocket Raccoon and His Human Hangers-On"?\\
'''Drax''': How about "Drax and His 'Coonskin Hat"? That grab you?\\
'''Adam Warlock''': [[OnlySaneMan Listen! I would appreciate it if the team could stay a little more focused on the matter at hand.]]\\
'''Gamora''': "Team"? Ugh. All we need now is [[TemptingFate a handshake and a clubhouse.]]\\
[''GilliganCut to Gamora's debriefing'']\\
'''Gamora''': I don't know what made me say that. We ''have'' a clubhouse. At least we don't ''call'' it a clubhouse. That would be unbearable.\\
'''Rocket Raccoon''': What about [[HilariousInHindsight "The Annihilators"]]? "Protectors of the Universe"! [[PunnyName "The Quantum Band"]]? "The Pro-Actives"! "Comicbook/TheDefenders"! Is that taken?
** Later on in the run, when encountering the classic Guardians of the Galaxy, Star-Lord decides to make up another temporary name for his team to avoid problems or confusion with the other Guardians. The name he picks: Ass-Kickers of the Fantastic.
--->'''Star-Lord''': All the good names were taken.
* Also from the first issue:
-->'''Drax''': You see that? That's what "not good" looks like.
* During Rocket's debriefing:
--> '''Rocket Raccoon''': [[TheNapoleon Does this seat go any higher?]]
* Sticking with Rocket, his drunken response to something Groot says (we can't tell what it is because Groot is too small, but it ''is'' Groot).
-->'''Rocket Racoon''': You sure are, buddy.
* In Issue 2, while on an iceberg floating through space, Drax determines what exactly it's made out of.
-->'''Drax''': Time.
-->'''Phyla-Vell''': "Time", Drax?
-->'''Drax''': Uh-huh. Old, '''old''' frozen time.
-->'''Phyla-Vell''': Right. And that tastes like what?
-->'''Drax''': Regret.
-->'''Phyla-Vell''': Anybody got a sensible answer? Drax just went all existential on me.
* Vol 2 #7
** Bug's witty banter.
-->'''Bug:''' Man, just like old times. Man, old times sucked.
** Groot "helping".
** Note that this is while he's tearing a cyborg tank in half, then slamming the remains into the ground.
** The Badoon's response to seeing the Guardians in action.
-->'''Badoon:''' Have the organisms been identified?
-->'''Badoon 2:''' They have proclaimed themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy
-->'''Badoon:''' Then I pity the galaxy.
* Vol 2 #8
** As the team is fighting to stop Badoon weapons-testing on a defenseless settlement. The Badoon release their super bioweapon, the monster, and this conversation occurs.
-->'''Mantis:''' In five point two seconds, a positive swing in our fortunes will be signaled by three words.\\
'''Rocket Raccoon:''' What three words? "We are leaving"?\\
'''Bug:''' "Here comes Peter?"\\
'''Mantis:''' No.\\
'''Groot:''' I AM GROOT!\\
''[Groot destroys the monster with a single punch]''
** Major Victory's reaction to seeing Groot punch the [[EliteMook Monster's]] head off in one go.
-->'''Major Victory:''' You know, for a tree, he has a beautiful right hook.
* This bit from Vol.2 #13.
--> '''Star-Lord''': This is what we were formed to stop?\\
'''Rocket Raccoon''': Yes. It. Is.\\
'''Star-Lord''': We can do this, right?\\
'''Rocket Raccoon''': Don't spoil the moment.
* Vol.2 #17:
** When Maximus reveals that Groot's apparent form of PokemonSpeak [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/821841.html actually translates to an incredibly intricate understanding]] of quasi-dimensional superpositional engineering. As the two converse, Crystal and Rocket Raccoon only stare in shock as they ponder if Maximus has gone even more insane than he already was.
--->'''Maximus:''' My lord, you were saying?\\
'''Groot:''' I AM GROOT!\\
'''Maximus:''' Now that is brilliant, and all we'd need is a socket set and a very long piece of string.
** Earlier from the same issue:
--->'''Karnak:''' Whatever it is, it's started to hatch.\\
'''Major Victory:''' In the sense of--?\\
'''Ronan:''' Look at the feeds, human. It's spawning organisms from pustules on its tentacles.\\
'''Rocket Raccoon:''' That sentence combined so many of my least favorite words.
* Vol 2. 18: Jack Flag's expression on seeing Mantis has been turned into a baby.
** Everything about puppy Cosmo!
* In Vol.2 #19, as half the team is stuck in an alternate timeline, another temporal distortion appears, leading to this:
-->'''Jack Flag:''' It's a [[SpaceX time-door]]!\\
'''Bug:''' Yeah? Full of Time-Energy? and Time-Swirlies? Jack, just because you put the word "time" in it doesn't - [[VerbalTic tik]] - make it any clearer!
** Mantis flirting with Kang, even as reality is falling apart. Even if it is a CallBack to ComicBook/TheCrossing.
* Vol 2 #24
** Rocket's plan for dealing with some nanotic bioweapons.
-->'''Jack Flag:''' So what do we do?
-->'''Rocket Racoon:''' Well, Jack, you stand there and say: ''gee, Rocket Racoon, I'm so glad you brought that unfeasibly large cannon with you...'' And I go like this! (fires gun, taking out all the creatures)
-->'''Peter Quill:''' Nice work, Rocket.
-->'''Rocket Racoon:''' I try.
** Major Victory's awkward reaction when Gamora starts flirting with him.
* Vol 2 #25
** Rocket and Cosmo's [[BlatantLies joyful reunion]].
-->'''Cosmo:''' Comrade Racoon.\\
'''Rocket Racoon:''' Mister Cosmo.\\
'''Cosmo:''' Is pleasure to be seeink you.\\
'''Rocket Racoon:''' Glad you're not ''too dead''.
** Groot's reaction to being sent flying by [[spoiler:Thanos]].
-->'''Groot:''' (weakly) Groot am... ow.
* In the Rocket Raccoon and Groot mini-series coinciding with the Annihilators: Earthfall event, as Rocket and Groot are flung through a rapidly changing virtual reality environment in the Mojoverse, Mojo soon finds Rocket Raccoon's sentient Timely Inc. shipment processing and analysis device pointing a laser rifle at his face.
-->'''Timely Inc. SP&A Device:''' Turn the V.R. environment off now or I will blow your head clean off. Uhm... PUNK!
* From V3. As Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon are rescuing Abigail Brand, Rocket Raccoon dives into an army of Thanos' soldiers shouting "Blammo! Murdered you!" a catchphrase that Brian Bendis tried to associate with the character in earlier books with negative reaction from the fans. At that moment, both Star-Lord and Brand tell Rocket that they both find his new catchphrase annoying and disturbing.
* [[http://37.media.tumblr.com/4f45ec98bbbffef46357e55fecef7295/tumblr_mzkcf39Vnu1ser9m9o1_1280.jpg This]] is mostly a heartwarming look into Groot's insight and personal views on the human race. Except for Latverians. He doesn't really like them.

!!The Film
* In the first trailer, Star-Lord FlippingTheBird only to have it covered up by the scanners with an "obscene gesture alert".
** Even funnier is that ''before'' he flips the bird, the scanners have already covered up his hand with the text "OBSCENE GESTURE IMMINENT" appearing.
*** That's because he flipped said bird by "raising the flagpole," so the computer could see what was coming.
** Best part, [[WordOfGod James Gunn says that]] it was ad-libbed by Chris Pratt.
* The trailer suddenly dropping Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling" as its music. Fitting, as it's depicted being on Star-Lord's Walkman. Made even better because when it drops it serves as the [[SoundtrackDissonance background music to a montage of]] ''action scenes.''
** An alien prison guard is curious as to what the walkman is and places the headphones on his ears, so Star-Lord just casually shimmies through a closing gate, ready to kick ass in handcuffs if need be. And then he gets tazed.
** It's a sci-fi film in the year 2014... and Quill owns a ''Walkman''. That says a ''lot'' about the guy [[FridgeLogic (like where would he get the batteries in space?)]].
** All of this becomes [[FunnyAneurysmMoment unfunny]] when you realize ''why'' he has it. [[spoiler: The walkman has a mixtape given to him by his late mother. Cue tears.]]
* Rocket's profile during his incarceration states that he "has a tendency to bite".
** Peter's profile lists one of his charges as "[[UnusualEuphemism Illegal Manipulation]] [[BoldlyComing of Gramosian Duchess]]". And it's listed separate from his other charges, as if it was such a bizarre charge that the Corps couldn't lump it in with anything else they had.
* When Peter Quill is arrested, he introduces himself as "Star-Lord" as if he expects everyone to know that name. He's visibly disappointed when Korath just responds with a "who?" and a shrug.
* This:
-->'''Rhomann Dey''': They call themselves the "Guardians of the Galaxy."\\
'''Other soldier''': What a bunch of [[GoshDangItToHeck a-holes.]]
* [[http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Guardians-of-the-Galaxy-First-Official-Photo-HIGH-RES.jpg The lining up of the team during their arrest]]. Peter is yawning, Gamora looks bored, Groot's staring around curiously, Drax's body language screams 'I'm going to murder people when I make my inevitable escape', and Rocket is standing in a BadassArmFold, or at least [[BadassAdorable it would look badass if he weren't just three feet tall]]. Not to mention the hilariously out of place [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj0fOvlyv9U Blue Swede music]] playing in the background. It ends up looking like the worst [[VFormationTeamShot Team Shot]] ever.
* The poster's [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/guardians_of_the_galaxy_film_poster_8211.jpg tagline]]? [[DudeWheresMyRespect "You're Welcome".]]
** It could also work as a subtle nod to the fans who thought Marvel would never take a chance on such a cosmically weird-ass comic.
* The look on Gamora's face as she's dubbed a "soldier, assassin, wanted on over a dozen counts of murder." Her little smile almost seems to say: "That you know of."
* You can't help but sense a bit of RealitySubtext when Rhomann, regarding the plan to have the Guardians save the day, says hesitantly: "This might not be the best idea."
** A spot in another one of the trailers may explain his apprehension:
-->'''Peter''': [[BlatantLies I have a plan!]]\\
'''Rocket''': ''You've'' got a plan?!\\
'''Peter''': I have ''[[IndyPloy part]]'' of a plan!\\
'''Drax:''' What percentage of a plan do you have?\\
'''Gamora:''' You don't get to ask questions after the nonsense you pulled on Knowhere!\\
'''Drax:''' I just saved Quill!\\
'''Peter''': We've already established that you [[DestructiveSaviour destroying the ship I'm on]] is not saving me!\\
'''Drax:''' When did we establish that?\\
'''Peter''': Like three seconds ago!\\
'''Drax:''' I wasn't listening. [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} I was thinking of something else...]]\\
'''Rocket:''' She's right, you don't get an opinion. [''to Peter''] ''What'' percentage?\\
'''Peter''': I dunno... Twelve percent?\\
'''Rocket''': ''Twelve percent?'' (laughs)\\
'''Peter''': That's a fake laugh!\\
'''Rocket''': It's ''real!''\\
'''Peter''': ''Totally'' fake!\\
'''Rocket''': That is the most real, authentic, hysterical laugh of my entire life because ''that is not a plan!''\\
'''Gamora:''' It's barely a concept.\\
'''Peter''': You're taking ''their'' side?!\\
'''Groot''': [[PokemonSpeak I]] ''[[PokemonSpeak am]]'' [[PokemonSpeak Groot.]]\\
'''Rocket''': So what, "It's better than eleven percent!" What the hell does that have to do with anything?\\
'''Peter''': (to Groot) ''Thank'' you! See? Groot's the only one of you who has a clue.\\
'''Groot''': (starts eating something off his shoulder)\\
'''Peter''': (FacePalm)
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDFom5Typ0s A fuller version of the scene, which is equally hilarious.]]
** The 12 percent line could be a CallBack to ''Film/TheAvengers''.
* Rocket practically orgasms when he gets his hands on a gun bigger than he is.
--> "Oh... ''yeah''."
* During the PowerWalk, Rocket has to adjust the, uh, [[GroinAttack groinal area of his pants]].
* At one point Star Lord notices Rocket working on something. He goes over to look at it:
-->'''Peter''': What is that?\\
'''Rocket''': (''casually'') [[DemolitionsExpert It's a bomb.]]\\
'''Peter''': And you leave it lying around?!\\
'''Rocket''': [[ComicallyMissingThePoint I was gonna put it in a box!]] (''opens a box to reveal more bombs'')\\
'''Peter''': What's a ''box'' gonna do?!\\
(''Peter kicks the box shut'')\\
'''Rocket''': You just wanna suck the joy out of everything...
* The SnarkToSnarkCombat between Rocket and Peter just keeps getting better:
-->'''Rocket''': Why would ''you'' wanna save the galaxy?!\\
'''Peter''': 'Cause I'm one of the idiots who ''lives'' in it!
* The conversation about Drax and metaphors proves that the big guy is just as nutty as the rest of them.
-->'''Rocket''': Metaphors are gonna go over his head.\\
'''Drax''': Nothing goes over my head. [[BadassBoast My reflexes are too fast,]] [[{{Metaphorgotten}} and I would catch it.]]
* [[https://twitter.com/brettwhite/status/366999192016662528 DC/WB is all like "Wonder Woman's too confusing for a movie!" and Marvel/Disney is all like "Here's a raccoon with a machine gun."]]
* They're showing a preview of the first few minutes of the film at Disney World. It starts with Peter exploring the ruins of an abandoned planet, using a projector showing the people that used to live there (including a kid playing with his dog). He quietly steps into the ruins, removes his mask, and takes out another device...[[spoiler:his Sony Walkman. Cheesy oldies music starts playing and he starts singing along and dancing around the ruins. He's splashing in puddles, kicking small lizard creatures, picking one of the lizards up and ''singing into it like a microphone'', and basically having a grand ole time.]] It definitely shows how much this movie doesn't take itself seriously.
* From TV Spot #7:
-->'''Quill''': I think she likes me.(referring to Gamora)\\
'''Rocket''': [[DeadpanSnarker You got issues, Quill.]]
* Peter tries to convince Drax not to kill Gamora.
-->'''Quill''': She betrayed Ronan. He's coming back for her. And when he does, that's when you...[makes visual shorthand for slitting his throat]
-->'''Drax''': ...Why would I put my finger on his throat?
* Nova Prime calling the Kree leader a prick after he refuses to publicly denounce Ronan's terrorist actions.
* Groot's continued insistance that he should be paid just as much as everyone else after they sell the Orb.
* It turns out that Rocket [[spoiler:didn't really need that prosthetic leg for the escape and just sent Quill to get it because he thought it'd be funny.]] He tries the same trick again later, this time with [[spoiler:one of the Ravagers' robotic eyes]].
* After Quill joins the other four following their escape:
-->'''Drax:''' What did you return for?
-->(Quill hands him his walkman; Drax looks dumbfounded)
-->'''Drax:''' You are an imbecile!
* Quill's response to Gamora saying she doesn't dance:
-->'''Quill:''' On my planet, they have a legend of your people. It's called...''Footloose''.
* The Collector's excited reaction (shortly followed by Rocket mimicking the gesture) when the [[spoiler:Infinity Gem]] is in his possession.
* "They got my dick message!"
* Quill distracting Ronan...[[spoiler:by singing and dancing to "Ooh Child", complete with challenging him to a ''dance-off.'']]
** Ronan's reaction to it is equally priceless.
* Yondu and one of his lieutenants musing that Quill turned out all right and that they made the right decision to "adopt" him instead of handing him over to [[spoiler:his father]], who Yondu calls a "jackass".
* Never has the term FunnyBackgroundEvent [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLC93VhS-cw been more appropriate.]]
* After [[spoiler:being granted amnesty by the Nova Corps for saving the planet]], Rocket and Drax try to stretch the limits of what is legal so they can continue to steal and murder while keeping their [[spoiler:newly squeaky clean records]].
* The fact that [[spoiler:Howard the Duck]], [[UnexpectedCharacter of all people]], makes a cameo in the film.
* At the end of the credits "no tree people or raccoons were harmed during the making of this film."