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- Hiyoo! *bang, bang*
- Speaking of online moments, Claptrap doing a fan's proposal. Just... the whole thing.
- Jaynis Kobb's hacked Claptrap.
Hack!trap: Well, I could let you in, or I could stick an electrode up my back panel and call it paradise...
- Secret Armory manages to add some very memorable audio conversations between you and Knoxx as well as two soldiers talking about ice cream and an oversized bullet.
Mr. Shank: Yeah so this shit is tits, guys. You should see what my bitch thinks of me now! Hi...Err...Her name is Chaz....Mina....and uh she...
- Also, during Athena's transmissions, she needs to keep them from being identified. This results in them being broadcast in between ads for "Engorge", a faux brand of Penis Englargement Pills. It's funny enough on its own, but it goes into true CMOF territory when Mr. Shank (who is identified as a "Notorious Ladies Man") is a spokesperson for it, after the player has already learned that he is EXTREMELY gay.
Dr. Ned: I'm baking brownies, you want one? Oh shit, wait. I forgot about me trying to shove you off this mortal coil. Can't be givin' brownies to just any vengeance driven d-wad now can I? Hey, you know if zombies like brownies?
- Same with Dr. Ned's transmissions during Zombie Island:
Dr. Ned: Well, y'got me outta bed, now I'm just pissed off. I love slippers. I live to wear them. Now I'm just gonna have t'kill ya.
- Near the end of Zombie Island, the fake credits being interrupted by Undead Ned (HOLY F*#KING SHIT!!!)
- At the end of Robot Revolution, Claptrap shoots Marcus twice in the back, making him fall over. Before dying (and presumably being resurrected at a New U), he raises his finger and weakly says "If it took more than one shot, you weren't using a Jakobs."
- Anything the prison Claptrap in DLC 3 says before giving him the repair kit.
Claptrap: Let me out! She didn't tell me her age! Girls of all ages like candy!Claptrap: When I get out of here, some of you bitches are getting stabbed. Matter of fact, I'm going to set the stabbing record on this planet.
Claptrap: Dammit. Just kill me.
- Even better, after you let it out and it opens the door to a treasure room for you, follow it a bit longer. It rolls into the garage doing the usual Claptrap beatboxing dance routine, then it suddenly rolls under a giant electromagnet and finds itself lifted off the ground and permanently pinned to it.
- A fair few of Moxxi's lines.
Moxxi in the Underdome: The Horde Wave's comin ta eatcha! OM NOM NOM NOM NOM.
Moxxi over the Echo: It looks like you'll need to go through the back door. That's What She Said! HEYO!(beat)Moxxi: Ahem. Anyway...
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- The starting town's Claptrap has his idle dialogue as him starting to wheel around and spin in place while saying the following:
Claptrap: Oh, come on, let's get down! Come on, everybody! Check me out, I'm dancin'! I'm dancin'!
Ned's Claptrap: *Dancing noises* Everybody's doin' the Claptrap! Ninja-kickin' zombies for the thrill! Chicks and shorties up in my grill! But the alive kind! *More dancing noises*Ned's Claptrap: Dr. Ned gave me the following awards this year; 'Most Effective Claptrap in Life-Threatening Situations', 'Hottest Performer of Mid '80s Breakdance Fighting', 'Master Orator', and 'Best Kisser'.
- Ned's Claptrap in the Zombie Island DLC is also quite hilarious:
- Marcus' lemony voiceovers to the intro and outro of 'The Zombie Island of Doctor Ned'.
Marcus: It was a dark and stormy night... on a distant corner of Pandora where few men dare to tread. With the journey to find the elusive Vault behind them, our fearless adventurers set off into the trees of-Child: What's a tree?Marcus: Oh for the Angel's sake — It's a plant that grows out of the ground really tall.Child: Like this? (draws a cactus thing)Marcus: No more interruptions! So, they set out into the trees of Jakobs Cove; a land very much ravaged and forgotten by time. It was here that the scientist Dr. Ned, who is totally not Dr. Zed from the last story at all, tried to help all of mankind, but ultimately caused very bad shit.Child: That's a swear!Marcus: Dude made zombies, okay? You're not the police of me. Pay attention. Okay, so some bad crap was happening and it got really spooky and this is where our story begins...Child: Is any of this going to be true?Marcus: Yes. Probably a lot of it. You're adopted.
- Some of the weapons have hilarious names, to the point that players colect them for that reason alone. Perhaps the best example is the Hyperion "Bitch" sub-machinegun, which — due to the naming system — comes with the funny names: "Hostile", "Violent", "Malevolent", "Relentless", "Ruthless", and "Twisted", all followed by the weapon title "Bitch". Let alone the fact that the red "Flavor text" says "Smack 'em".
- During the intro, if one looks closely at Mordecai when Marcus is making fun of the player characters, you can see him silently giving Marcus the finger.
- Mr. Shank's accidental transmission:
Mr. Shank: Chaz, stop! Oh my God I am so ticklish there! Oh, did I hit the transmit button? ...Oh crap. Uhhh... Hey, yeah, so you're still gonna still try to infiltrate my palace? Death on your head and such.
- Some of the things that Scooter comes out with:
- 'Ey, ah'm Scooter! I's named after mah sister! Hey, get you some wheels!
- The Catch-a-Ride near Fyrestone is more busted than my momma's girl parts. Really appreciate you takin' a poke at that. The, uh, system, not my mom.
- Which is even more Hilarious in Hindsight when you play the first game as Mordecai, then you find out in the sequel that Mordy had a thing going on with Moxxi between games. Sorry, Scooter, but your mom's hot.
- Hey, Scooter says don't walk, drive! My daddy always said wheels were better than heels. Uh, he was paralyzed, though. Anyway, don't walk, drive!
- Act all casual like when I say this. I'm gonna speak in code, so I hope you have the mental capacity to follow. Your 'lady friend' told me to send you to 'Moxxi's place' when you stopped by... If you know what I'm saying.
- Smokin' Jesus titty cinnamon!
- The cutscene where you rescue Athena and she tells you about how she suffered while being held prisoner by the bandits:
Athena: Your rescue is most agreeable. Thank you. But to be honest, mostly they just wanted to do my nails and talk about boys all the time. I almost sort of liked it here. They were like the sisters I never had because Atlas duped me into killing them — Wow, that got heavy, didn't it?
- The Claptrap's New Robot Revolution DLC features the return of Commandant Steele as a Claptrapped boss encounter. She picks up from where she left off when she was killed by the Destroyer in the vanilla game, but stops short when she realizes something is wrong. "The key works! Soldier, get your team ready to go inside while I finish off ... Wait, where am I? What happened to the vault? WHY IS THIS HOLE HERE?!?"
Steele-Trap: (dying) Please, just kill me... let me die with my dignit- TSK TSK TSK TSK Ooooh, check me out! Yeah! Get down! (dies)
- Then, upon the character's death (again):
Twenty points if you can shoot it through the hole!Viva la Robolution! Wait, we're not seriously calling it that?
- In addition, some of Steele-Trap's battle quotes are hilarious.
- Some of the lines Mr. Blake comes out with:
Blake: This is it! The most challenging and most final phase of Operation Trap Claptrap Tap Trap- (tries again) Operation Trap Trapclap... Christ, that's a mouthful.Blake: Our intel reports that the enemy is using a nearby factory to rebuild and refit their own Claptraps. This is a clear violation of numerous patents and copyrights held by Hyperion! Also they're constructing a robot army, which is bad as well.Blake: Why, why did I decide to wear wool in the desert?
- This particular line from T.K. Baha:
- In Secret Armory, there are a few Atlas advertisements that have been vandalised. So, instead of the slogan reading "ATLAS: WIELD THE POWER OF GODS", it reads "ATLAS: WIELD THE POWER OF COCKS!"
- An optional boss in Robot Revolution, the Hyperion 'Super-Bad' Soldier, has some often overlooked and amusing battle cries.
Hyperion Corporation values your input. Does this hurt?Stand down, the customer is not always right.
- Some of Dr. Ned-Trap's battle cries:
After I kill you, can I keep your eyeballs? You know, for science.The Doctor is in... your face!Pour alcohol on the wound. Also in my mouth.(dying) Tell my brother... I'm better looking than he is...
- Most of Patricia Tannis' dialog is hilarious when her Sanity Slippage starts setting in, but the follow dialog takes the cake:
"Day 653: Day 653. Today is my birthday. I've been alone for an incalculable amount of time. A convict accidentally crossed over into my encampment this morning, and I allowed him to look about before I shot him in the back several times. I was immediately filled with regret upon doing this, because the human contact, no matter how awkward, would have been nice. I've decided his name was Lesli, and he had a troubled childhood where people would make fun of him for having a girl's name, and the torment eventually lead Lesli to a life of crime and debauchery. There was a tattoo on his bum that looked not unlike the name, 'Patricia'. I might have imagined the tattoo. The experience compelled me to move the Vault key fragment I found so that it can be safe. It's extremely important. So I've given it to the man known as Crazy Earl. He's not crazy. He doesn't like people. The Vault key will be safe with him... I also gave him my underwear."
- Tannis on the subject of Baron Flynt:
"After he left he took the artifact and punched my dog, which was the last piece of the Key to the Vault. The artifact, not my dog."
- Episode 4 of Claptrap's web series has some backstage arguments:
Dr. Zed: Hey, Clap, I just need a moment of your time to discuss some script edits, maybe.
Dr. Ned, who genuinely isn't Dr. Zed with a fake mustache: Yeah, I'm confused, too. Are the zombies mine or—
Moxxi: [Interrupting] Yeah, the script says I'm going to be wearing a skag-skin bikini.
Claptrap: It helps the plot.
Moxxi: But I'm going to be in the Arctic Ruins!
Claptrap: Nipples are a part of the plot!
Dr. Ned: Oooh, nipples!
Ned and Zed: Nice! [They high five]
- Some of the game's Anti Climax Bosses, such as Slither. After a two or three quest arc building up the threat of a new Bandit religion based around some powerful thing named Slither, you are dispatched to kill it. A bright blue Scythid Crawler with no backup.
- In Secret Armory, the Fast Travel station at T-Bone Junction features a poster for Hyperion Corporation, who evidently are in charge of the planet's customs and border control because, according to the poster's less-than-enthusiastic slogan: "Somebody has to be in charge around here." Bonus points because it doubles as foreshadowing for the sequel.