Awesome: The Dreamstone

  • Rufus Earning His Happy Ending in the feature length pilot, perhaps most notably risking the wrath of the Frazznats (one of few things established to kill an Urpney) to get back the Dreamstone.
    • In his faceoff with the Whirlyped he manages to fend off it's claw by biting it with his Cute Little Fangs. Rufus' teeth can penetrate metal.
    • Almost any time afterwards he gets back the stone on his own via competence, especially ones involving him doing something smart. His Satchel Switcheroo against Zarag in "The Substitute" for example, or using the spell book they are delivering to en-trance the Urpneys in "Auntie Again".
  • Any later time the Noops don't win easily or through Deus ex Machina, and show their full potential. "A Day Out" is a pretty noteworthy example, elaborately sneaking through Viltheed and snatching the stone from Zordrak via a split second opening.
    • Zordrak, usually an Orcus on His Throne, also has an Awesome Moment in his scene. While always menacing and sinister, his plans rarely expanded past giving the Noops bad dreams originally. Here he makes a full Badass Boast of his plans for his new treasure; to take it to the Nightmare Planet and corrupt it into evil, so he can use it to crush his enemies and become "LORD OF THE UNIVERSE!!!". The Noops creeped out expressions throughout sell that things are a lot more dire for them from this point on.
    • The Noops and the Wottles escaping Viltheed in "The Stowaways". Also sabotaging the Urpneys' plan without them even noticing they were there.
  • Let's be honest, while they were villains, it was impossible not to find any time the Urpneys did something competent somewhat gratifying:
    • In "The Spidermobile", the Urpneys spend the entire episode on top, using Urpgor's Spider Tank to curbstomp the entire Wut army and take the stone handily. Then when Pildit and the Noops come to take it back, they quickly neutralize them again, dragging them to their cell while they can only moan indignant. For extra points, they actually avoid their usual Humiliation Conga, Zordrak ends up taking the fall instead (quite literally).
    • In "Albert's Ailment" the Urpneys actually win hand to hand combat with the Noops and Wildit (one of the most formidable Wut soldiers) and tie them up. They were mere seconds from destroying the stone as well (and probably would have succeeded if not for a sword and speckled yellow mushroom all conveniently placed in the heroes' cell).
    • "The Dream Beam Invasion" was the nearest the Urpneys ever got to spoiling a victory for the heroes. After a night of successfully ruining the Noops' dreams, the heroes catch on and stop them the following night, however not before Frizz and Nug shrink into a dream and do their job. An angry Rufus, Amberley and Albert in turn shrink into the dream to start their usual Disproportionate Retribution, however just as the Urpneys are ready to surrender, their spell runs off, turning them giant in comparison. After one mean Death Glare, the heroes decide they Know When to Fold 'Em and make a dash (and pratfall) out the dream screaming in terror! To clarify, Frizz and Nug made the Noops and even Albert cower before them.
      • Given how often the show ran on Protagonist-Centered Morality, pretty much any rare moment the Urpneys got the upper hand specifically because the heroes started getting too douchey about it was pretty cathartic. Blob handily capturing Albert and later Amberley mid-gloating in "Frozen Assets" is another example.
      • In "The Moon Of Doom" after the two sides clash, Amberley begins a haughty This Is Unforgivable! speech against Frizz and Nug and mocks that they can't hurt them from inside their bubble. The Urpneys reply by just deadpan admitting they don't care and snap at her to shut up, leaving her fuming in silence. This shouldn't really count since they were midway through an Evil Plan, but this is probably the one time the two responded to a confrontation from the heroes that wasn't simpering or begging for mercy.
    • In "The Return" not only do the Urpneys manage to construct a means to escape the Nightmare Planet and get back home (with a complex catapult device Urpgor is implied to have built simply from leftover bits of metal), but they rebuild Viltheed entirely from scratch by the following episode.
  • In some episodes it's obvious the Urpneys could actually win rather handily if not for dumb luck always unravelling their plans. Not to mention nearly any opening the heroes leave for capturing the stone, they manage to take advantage of. Rufus leaves the stone out open for a brief while? They steal it. The Wuts leave their guard for about five seconds? They speed through unnoticed.
  • Zordrak's face off in "Megattack", finally leaving his lair to unleash a full scale invasion on the Land Of Dreams. The heroes know they are outmatched so call upon the Planet Dreamstone, leading to an epic Beam-O-War. The Noops get a mini Awesome Moment by managing to deactivate Zordrak's hovering throne before he gains the upper hand.
  • After Urpgor is fired by Zordrak in "The Nightmare Stone" (the title trinket rendering his inventions redundant), he manages a secret coup that disposes of the stone and leaves the overlord having to beg him back (or more accurately, get Blob to beg him instead). Urpgor is a sniveling toady but he does not take rejection well.
    • He does it again in "Return of the Nightmare Stone", pulling an Enemy Mine with Rufus and Amberley by directing them to destroy the titular stone. This culminates in "The Return" where Urpgor hides the depowered stone for good on the Nightmare Planet without Zordrak even noticing.
    • He and Blob's squad also neutralise and capture Zordrak's new minion, a solid Argorrible, to avoid redundancy in "Horrible Argorrible".
  • At the start of "Albert's Ailment", Urpgor gives Blob and his men their orders to test out his new teleporter, pushing and jabbing Frizz and Nug while ranting at them. Frizz finally loses his temper and socks Urpgor in the face, leaving him dazed.
  • Also him going completely apeshit on Urpgor after making him go on a torturous visit to Auntie in "Urpgor's Auntie".
  • He also lividly chews out Blob for tricking him in "The Dream Beam Invasion", leaving the latter dumbfounded.
  • In "The Mirror", a lake monster attempts to drag Amberley down into the water. Rufus wrestles with it's arm for a long while but eventually pulls it off, upon which it grapples him. Amberley on the other hand just grabs a large tree branch and lobs it off him with two quick whacks.
    • Following this the Urpneys of all people perform an accidental rescue, when their malfunctioning droid performs a Curbstomp Battle on the monster. After this it also makes a "missed by a second" attempt on taking the Dreamstone (which also applies as another mini Awesome Moment for Amberley).