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Funny: A New Hope
  • Han's conversation with Greedo while he's held at gunpoint, during while he slowly pulls his blaster out of its holster under the table and prepares to shoot him.
    Greedo: I've been looking forward to this for a long time.
    Han: Yes, I'll bet you have. blasts Greedo
    • Then as he walks away, he tosses a coin to the bartender and says "Sorry about the mess".
    • Poor Greedo - his death would be funny if it weren't so tragic... ...who am I kidding? His Karmic Death was totally hilarious!
    • The Special Edition "Greedo shot first" cuts are just as much, either showing Greedo to have incredibly bad marksmanship that he misses Solo up close or showing Solo as dodging the shot in an animation that looks like a 2 second photoshop job.
  • R2-D2 and C-3P0, the new Abbott and Costello.
  • "Will someone get this walking carpet out of my way!?" followed by "No reward is worth THIS."
    • The look on Luke's face when Han said that.
  • Luke's attempt at practicing lightsaber skills with the remote droid. Bzap! "Ow!"
  • Han chasing a group of stormtroopers, only to be ambushed by the same group. In the special edition, it gets changed from a dead end to a hangar bay full of stormtroopers.
  • "CLOSE THE BLAST DOORS!" Beat "OPEN THE BLAST DOORS! OPEN THE BLAST DOORS!"
    • One could imagine the door operator yelling back "MAKE UP YOUR MIND!"
  • How everyone in-universe responds to seeing the Cool Starship Millennium Falcon:
    Luke: What a piece of junk!
    Leia: You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought.
  • Han's response to the Princess' impeding execution:
    Luke: They're gonna kill her!
    Han: Better her than me!
  • "We're all fine, now. *Beat* How are you?" *cringe*
  • Luke's tactic on persuading Han to help him rescue her.
    Luke: She's rich.
    Han: How rich?
    • Just before that is this gem as well:
    Luke: I've seen her. She's beautiful.
    Han: So's life.
  • Watching behind-the-scenes clips has Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca's actor) speaking in perfect English before being dubbed over with growls and roars.
    Chewbacca: The Old man is mad! *before being dubbed over with grunts*
    Han: Boy, you said it Chewie!
  • Chewie and the Mouse Droid.
  • Han tries to make Chewie go down the garbage chute.
    Han: Get in there!
    (Chewie roars in protest)
    Han: Get in there, you big furry oaf! I don't care what you smell!
    (Han kicks Chewie's rear)
    Han: Get in there and don't worry about it!
  • Han trolling C-3P0 about Wookies and chess:
    Han: Droids don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookies are known to do that.
    C-3P0: I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2 - let the wookie win.
  • "You don't need to see his identification..."
    Stormtrooper: How long have you had these droids?
    Luke: About three or four seasons.
  • R2 and 3P0's bickering on the Tantive IV and as they wander though the desert on Tatooine.
    "Don't call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease."
    • Also, R2 being shot with a stungun by a Jawa, after while he short-circuits, then slowly keels over on his face.
  • While talking to Jabba in the hangar, Han walks around him and steps on his tail. Then, as he's leaving:
  • The Imperial Officer's reaction to Han and Luke bringing Chewie to the prison cell.
    Officer: Where are you taking this... thing?
    • Then Chewie pretends to freak out and attacks the officer, while Han shouts "It's loose!" and he and Luke act like they're going to subdue him but instead shoot the guards and the cameras in the room.
  • In A New Hope Han Solo charges at a squad of Stormtroopers to drive them off, brandishing his gun and yelling like a madman. The Stormtroopers seem genuinely intimidated by this and flee - until Han chases them around a corner and finds himself facing a hangar bay full of hundreds of Stormtroopers. At this point his battle cry changes to a panicked scream and he does a rapid 180 - and despite all this he still manages to gun down one trooper on his way out, 'cause he's Han Solo.
    • Arguably funnier in the original cut, where it's just the same half dozen stormtroopers who were fleeing five seconds earlier. You can just tell they did a quick headcount and realized "Hey wait a minute, why are we running from just one guy again?"
      • According to the novelization, that's pretty much exactly what they were thinking at that point. They initially broke rank and fled because they thought Han knew what he was doing. They came to a dead end so they had to stop running and turn around, meaning Han had to stop running. Then there was a moment when they were looking at each other and Han was like "Oh crap, it's just me against all of them," while the stormies were like "Hey! It's all of us against just him! And here we've been running away from this lone moron the whole time! Now I'm angry! Let's kill him!"
  • When Han tries to bluff an intercom: "Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you? [winces]" And then he proceeds to blast the intercom after it didn't work, claiming it was a "boring conversation, anyway". Even funnier if you know that Harrison Ford made it all up on the spot because he forgot his lines.
  • That scene in A New Hope where the stormtrooper hits his head on a door frame.
  • A bit of Fridge Logic in "A New Hope" is that when Luke, dressed in full stormtrooper gear first meets Leia, she actually flirts with him. Does she make it a habit to flirt with imperial troops?
    • She might have been trying to present a nonchalant appearance after being tortured, as in "You think that probe was bad? You never went to Spring Break on Aldreaan!"
    • Alternatively, she's trying to save the galaxy from a machine that will detonate inhabited worlds. Maybe she's not above finding her own way to sway the guards.
    • Alternatively, she was trying to get the trooper's guard down until she could take him out, steal his weapon, and fight her way out.
  • Or the entire sequence where Threepio forgets he's wearing a comlink, while Luke and the others are calling for help while trapped in a garbage chute; with the walls closing in. Then, when Threepio finally remembers and tells Artoo to shut all the chutes down, and then proceeds to confuse screams of jubilation for horrified death-rattles.
    C3PO: Listen to them, they're dying, R2! Curse my metal body, I wasn't fast enough, it's all my fault!
    • Or any of Threepio's interactions with Artoo during A New Hope. The original intent for Threepio was for him to be a fast-talking car salesman, but it was derailed - arguably for the better - when Anthony Daniels (his actor) decided to play all of Threepio's car salesman lines completely earnestly, making him into a British gentleman. As a result, the writing shifts so that he became less snarky in the later movies.
    C3PO: Just you reconsider playing that message for him! [R2 beeps a question] No, I don't think he likes you at all. [R2 beeps again] No, I don't like you either. [R2 beeps sadly]
    • Another good Threepio moment is the visual gag when R2 and Threepio are pulled out of the sand after the Sail Barge fight using magnets, and Threepio is upside-down.
  • In A New Hope where Han and Chewie are being chased down a Death Star corridor by a bunch of stormtroopers. One of them yells "Close the blast doors!" and Han and Chewie barely make it through in time. The stormtroopers are all still running towards the door, another one yelling "Open the blast doors! Open the blast doors!"
  • "The garbage chute was a wonderful idea! What an incredible smell you've discovered!"
  • "It's a good thing you had these compartments." "I mostly use 'em for smuggling. Never thought I'd be smuggling myself."
  • "Wonderful girl! Either I'm gonna kill her, or I'm beginning to like her!"
  • This exchange.
    Han: "You think a princess and a guy like me..."
    Luke: "No."

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