Scrooge Trolling Bob Cratchet after his Heel–Face Turn, which many actors have had a lot of fun with.
During this scene in the 1999 Patrick Stewart version, Bob is so (understandably) freaked out by Scrooge's actions that he actually grabs the fire poker to defend himself, just in case.
Fred wishing Scrooge a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Scrooge: GOOD! AFTER! NOON!
Marley's Ghost tells Scrooge that he has sat, unseen, beside him many times. When Scrooge is understandably creeped out by this, Marley responds, "That is no light part of my penance." Disturbing as Scrooge finds the idea, it's no picnic for the Ghost either.
Scrooge (in the 1986 version), who watched the simile games with the Ghost of Christmas Present, telling Janet the answer "To tight as" is "a drum". This troper thinks it would be funny taken Up to Eleven if he had that simile and forgot.
Scrooge:Come back with the man, and I'll give you a shilling!
Young boy: *looks up in shock*
Scrooge: Come back in less than five minutes and I'll give you Half a Crown!note A crown is five shillings (one-fourth of a pound which was worth about $85 at the time), so he's offering 2 1/2 shillings — a bit over ten dollars.*boy takes off like a rocket*
In "Mrs. Scrooge", the anagolous boy is entrusted with fifty dollars. He is astonished.
In a Crosses the Line Twice kind of way, the fact that Mrs. Dibley (Scrooge's maid) stole Scrooge's bed-curtain's, sheets, and his shirt. While he's still laying there, dead.
In the 2009 version, the second thing Scrooge does after waking up from his experience (the first being buying the prize turkey for Crachit) is wish his maid a Merry Christmas. She reacts as though he's lost his mind.