[[folder: The Novel ]]

* The part in the book (and the movies) when Mrs. Bennet asks Mr. Bennet to force Elizabeth to marry Mr Collins, only to have him turn around with this line:
--> "An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. --Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you ''do''."
* When Elizabeth relates Mr. Wickham's tale of woe to Jane, Jane will not believe that Mr. Bingley's dear friend Mr. Darcy would be as cruel as described, and attributes the whole thing to a misunderstanding between the two men. Jane suggests that "interested people" have misrepresented Wickham and Darcy to each other, prompting a teasing reply from Elizabeth.
--> "Very true, indeed; and now, my dear Jane, what have you got to say on behalf of the interested people who have probably been concerned in the business? Do clear ''them'' too, [[DeadpanSnarker or we shall be obliged to think ill of somebody.]]"
* Mr. Bennet, meanwhile, is not taken in by Wickham's woes and simply quips "With such narratives to hand, who would read novels?" And after the whole mess with Lydia is settled, he declares that Wickham is going to be his favorite of the husbands just for the entertainment value.
--> "I defy even Sir William Lucas to produce such a son-in-law."
* The scene at Netherfield where Mr. Darcy is trying to write a letter to his sister and his ClingyJealousGirl Caroline Bingley constantly interrupts him to compliment his handwriting, the evenness of his lines, observe how fast he writes, or add her own message to his sister... while remaining completely oblivious to her target's determination to ignore her as best as he can!
** It's even funnier when you know that when she offers to "mend his pen", she's essentially offering to give him a hand job, "mending one's pen" being common slang for a hand job at the time.
* There's also the scene where Mr. Collins proposes and accepts Elizabeth's answers without her responding. She tries to turn him down gently, but he's not worried. He's heard that some women turn down proposals they plan on accepting. Sometimes even three times. It takes quite a while for her to convince him she's not going to marry him.
* While we're on the subject of ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', there is a parody called ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies''...
* Elizabeth is relieved when the militia leaves town and begins to hope "by the following Christmas, [Kitty] might be so tolerably reasonable as not to mention an officer above once a day, unless, by some cruel and malicious arrangement at the War-office, another regiment should be quartered in Meryton."
* The book's best piece of [[LemonyNarrator Lemony Narration]] comes when Elizabeth runs into her least favorite person, Mr. Darcy, during her walk through Rosings Park: "She felt all the perverseness of the mischance that should bring him where no one else was brought; and to prevent its ever happening again, took care to inform him at first, that it was a favourite haunt of hers. How it could occur a second time, therefore, was very odd!"
* Mr. Darcy's first proposal, in its way, is hilarious. The fact that he went in there, laid down a laundry list of highly insulting reasons why proposing to Elizabeth would be a terrible mistake and a disgrace, and then still fully expects that she's going to say yes! Not only that, he accuses ''her'' [[HypocriticalHumor of being uncivil]] when she is consequently quite chilly in declining. (He, of course, is just being ''honest''.)
* While discussing the sad affair of Bingley and Jane, Aunt Gardiner suggests that young men like Bingley are flighty in attraction. Elizabeth assures her that Bingley's feelings were most sincere, because he was starting to offend people by ignoring them in favor of Jane. "Is not general incivility the very essence of love?"
* After obtaining Mr. Bennet's consent for the marriage, Elizabeth informs him that it was Darcy and not Mr. Gardiner who saved Lydia. In his typical flippant fashion he is delighted with this news:
--> "Had it been your uncle's doing, I must and ''would'' have paid him; but these violent young lovers carry everything in their own way. I shall offer to pay him to-morrow; he will rant and storm about his love for you, and there will be an end of the matter."
** Then he concludes by sitting down and saying "If any young men call for Mary or Kitty, send them right in."
* Lydia and Wickham's imposition on the rest of their family. First, she has the brass nerve to ask Elizabeth (the new Mrs. Darcy) for money. Though of course Mr. Wickham could never call on Pemberly, they ''did'' stay often at Netherfield whenever they had to find new lodgings (which was often) and so outstayed their welcome that Bingley would actually talk of, maybe, giving them a hint to leave.
* Georgiana, though she quickly came to love Elizabeth as a sister, was at first astonished to hear the "lively, sportive" way that she spoke to Darcy -- wives can take liberties with their husbands that their little sisters cannot.
* All of Elizabeth's responses to Lady Catherine are as hilarious as they are awesome. The girl is the queen of {{Deadpan Snarker}}y:
-->'''Lady Catherine:''' I was told, that not only your sister was on the point of being most advantageously married, but that you, that Miss Elizabeth Bennet, would, in all likelihood, be soon afterwards united to my nephew, my own nephew, Mr. Darcy. Though I ''know'' it must be a scandalous falsehood; though I would not injure him so much as to suppose the truth of it possible, I instantly resolved on setting off for this place, that I might make my sentiments known to you.\\
'''Elizabeth:''' If you believed it impossible to be true, I wonder you took the trouble of coming so far. What could your ladyship propose by it?\\
'''Lady Catherine:''' At once to insist upon having such a report universally contradicted.\\
'''Elizabeth:''' Your coming to Longbourn, to see me and my family, will be rather a confirmation of it...

-->'''Lady Catherine:''' Has he, has my nephew, made you an offer of marriage?\\
'''Elizabeth:''' Your ladyship has declared it to be impossible.\\
'''Lady Catherine:''' It ought to be so; it must be so, while he retains the use of his reason. But ''your'' arts and allurements may, in a moment of infatuation, have made him forget what he owes to himself and to all his family. You may have drawn him in.\\
'''Elizabeth:''' If I have, I shall be the last person to confess it.

-->'''Lady Catherine:''' Do not expect to be noticed by his family or friends, if you wilfully act against the inclinations of all. You will be censured, slighted, and despised, by every one connected with him. Your alliance will be a disgrace; your name will never even be mentioned by any of us.\\
'''Elizabeth:''' These are heavy misfortunes. But the wife of Mr. Darcy must have such extraordinary sources of happiness necessarily attached to her situation, that she could, upon the whole, have no cause to repine.

-->'''Lady Catherine:''' You are to understand, Miss Bennet, that I came here with the determined resolution of carrying my purpose; nor will I be dissuaded from it. I have not been used to submit to any person's whims. I have not been in the habit of brooking disappointment.\\
'''Elizabeth:''' That will make your ladyship's situation at present more pitiable; but it will have no effect on ''me''.
** The best part? Lady Catherine went right to Darcy and told him ''everything Elizabeth said.'' And Darcy is ''overjoyed''. It "taught me to hope," he says, because if Elizabeth didn't want to marry him, she would have had no problem just ''saying'' "No, we're not engaged." The fact that Elizabeth took the time to snark Lady Catherine into submission over how she would, in theory, have every right to marry Mr. Darcy if she wanted, is what gives Darcy the courage to try proposing to her again.
* When Mr. Collins first writes to Mr. Bennet, he admits that he was unsure about it for a long time-- Mr. Bennet and Mr. Collins' father had quarreled in the past, and while Mr. Collins was sorry about that, he was afraid that it might be disloyal of him to extend an olive-branch to someone it had always "pleased [his father] to be at odds with."


[[folder: The 1940 Film ]]

* The early line: "My goodness, what a hullabaloo!"
* Mr. Bennett casually suggesting to his wife that they should have drowned some of their daughters at birth. This is what happens when you hire Aldous Huxley to adapt a book.


[[folder: The 1995 Miniseries ]]

* The infamous bit when Darcy dives into a lake and thus spawns the 'wet shirt' fetish. That itself isn't the funny part; the funny part is when he comes face to face with the (at the moment) unrequited and unexpected love of his life, basically half naked by the standards of the time and dripping wet. The awkwardness is ''hilarious;'' Elizabeth's even DistractedByTheSexy for a moment or two! [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hasKmDr1yrA Enjoy!]]
** Followed by Elizabeth standing in frozen horror for a few seconds before declaring that they must leave at once.
** And possibly the quickest someone's gotten cleaned up ''in the history of England,'' since Darcy's fully dressed, fabulously turned out and looking desperately for Elizabeth, not intending to let her get away, by the time she and her aunt and uncle have gotten back to the carriage.
* Darcy's sarcastic expression and rolling of the eyes when his conversation with Elizabeth (and Colonel Fitzwilliam) is interrupted by Lady Catherine.
* Elizabeth providing occasional [[DeadpanSnarker riffing]] on Darcy's letter. "I look back with regret on only one aspect of my behavior in this matter..." "Oh, really? Astound me."
* "Shelves in a closet...Happy thought indeed."
* Any time Caroline says something cutting about Elizabeth, and Darcy manages to turn it around and use it to insult ''Caroline''.
* "Other way, Mr Collins!" Poor Lizzy...
* When Bingley is gushing over Jane after first meeting her, Darcy replies with a gruff "she smiles too much."
* Charlotte details her married life to Elizabeth. She encourages Mr. Collins to be in his garden; the fresh air is so healthy. She encourages him to be in his library as reading is good for the mind. She encourages him to call upon Lady Catherine... so it turns out that they hardly spend more than a few minutes of the day together at all. She can bear the solitude quite well.
* There's a teeth-grindingly awkward moment just before Mr. Bingley proposes to Jane where Bingley, Jane, Mrs. Bennet and the other three remaining Bennet sisters are all seated in the drawing room in uncomfortable silence. Mrs. Bennet, seeking to give the young lovers some privacy, attempts to 'subtly' hint to her daughters that they should find an excuse to leave without saying anything, and ends up winking and twitching manically. And unfortunately, Kitty Bennet is a little too dense to get the intended message:
-->'''Kitty:''' What is it, mama? Why do you keep winking at me? What am I to do?