[[caption-width-right:350:"Was that floating like a Cadillac? Or was that stinging like a Beamer? I'm confused!"]]
* Guido's pit stop is without a doubt the CrowningMomentOfAwesome for this film. The reaction of Chick Hicks' pit crew is priceless - they drop their mustache grilles. "Peet stop."
* Many adults giggled during the media frenzy scene... just because they depicted a host named "Jay Limo" who looks like Jay Leno. Even some of the films' detractors in the 00s thought that was ActuallyPrettyFunny.
* After the first race, the twin fangirls, Mia and Tia, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar flashing their headlights for Lightning]].
-->'''Lightning''': [[MaleGaze Oh, I looove being me]].
* Lightning tries to use Doc's advice to "[[LiteralMinded turn right to go left]]"---only to thud into another cactus patch; and the impact also causes a ''tall saguaro'' to fall on him.
-->'''Lightning''': Ow! Ow, that-- (''saguaro falls on top of him'') '''''OWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!'''''
* Lightning muttering to himself about his [[EpicFail failed use]] of Doc's advice.
-->'''Lightning:''' "Turn right to go left"...Guess what? I tried it, and you know what? This crazy thing happened - I went ''right''!\\
'''Lizzie:''' You keep talkin' to yourself, people will think you're crazy.\\
'''Lightning:''' [[SarcasmMode Thanks for the tip.]]\\
'''Lizzie:''' [[HypocriticalHumor What? I wasn't talking to you.]]
* Harv buttering up Lightning:
-->'''Harv:''' And it is such an honor to be your agent that it almost ''hurts'' me to [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial take ten percent of your winnings. And merchandising. And ancillary rights in perpetuity--]] ''anyway'', what a race, huh, champ?
** And later after Harv finds Lightning:
-->'''Harv:''' "You can't buy this kind of publicity! What do you need me for? That's just a figure of speech, by the way, you signed a contract."
*** What really sells this moment is his change of tone, mid-sentence. At first it's loud and hammy, then it's all serious and quiet, with no warning.
* ''"AND MY NAME IS NOT CHUCK!"'' Even better is that his character is listed in the credits as "Not Chuck".
** Comes up again in the mini-biography collection you can unlock on the Blu-ray. Actually most of the biographies are pretty funny.
* This exchange:
-->'''Mater''': I know this might be a bad time right now, but you owe me thirty two thousand dollars in legal fees.
-->'''Lightning''': [[FlatWhat What?]]
-->'''Mater''': *Nods*
* When Doc introduces Lightning to Bessie and sentences him to community service:
-->'''Lightning''': Whoa, whoa, whoa, how long is this gonna take?\\
'''Doc''': Well, if a fella does it right, it should take him about five days.\\
'''Lightning''': ''Five days?!'' But I should be in California shmoozing Dinoco right now!\\
'''Doc''': Then if I were you, I'd quit yappin' and start workin'! Hook him up, Mater!\\
'''Mater''': Okey-dokey! [''struggles with getting the clamp off Lightning's left front tire, but successfully removes the clamp, allowing Lightning [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere to speed off into the distance]]'']\\
'''Lightning''': FREEDOM!\\
'''Mater''': (''as Doc glares at him'') [[DidntThinkThisThrough Err...Maybe I should've, uh...hooked him up to Bessie... and THEN, uh...then took the boot off?]]
** [[OutGambitted Lightning runs out of gas right in front of the Sheriff and Sally, who laugh at him.]]
-->'''Sheriff''': Boy, we're not as dumb as you think we are.\\
'''Lightning''': B-B-But-But...H-H-H-How-How did...?\\
'''Sally''': We siphoned your gas while you were passed out. ''Kachow.'' (''shines her headlight in Lightning's face; Lightning grumbles.'')
* Doc completely {{Troll}}ing Lightning when he gets stuck in the cactus patch.
--> '''Doc''': Hey! Was that floating like a Cadillac or was that stinging like a Beamer? I'm confused! You drive like ya fix roads! ''Lousy!'' Have fun fishin' Mater.\\
(''Mater lassoes his tow cable onto [=McQueen=]'s trunk and pulls him out of the cactus patch'')\\
'''Mater''': [[CaptainObvious I'm startin' to think he knowed you was gonna crash!]]\\
'''Lightning''': [[SarcasmMode Thank you, Mater! Thank you!]]
* This exchange between Fillmore and Sarge:
-->'''[[TheStoner Fillmore]]:''' "I'm telling you, man, every third blink is ''slower.''"
-->'''Sarge:''' "TheSixties weren't good to you, were they?"
** Made even funnier via WordOfGod stating that the animators did, in fact, make every third blink a little slower than the first two.
* Chick Hicks getting booed off the stage.
* The utter contempt for the Fourth Wall displayed in the credits where Mack comments on [[Creator/PixarRegulars John Ratzenberger's]] voice in ''Cars'' versions of several other Pixar films.
-->'''Mack:''' Wait a minute here, they're just using the same actor over and over! [[WhoWritesThisCrap What kind of cut-rate production is this?]]
* Various dialogues during credits scene which shows WesternAnimation/ToyStory, WesternAnimation/MonstersInc, and WesternAnimation/ABugsLife are [[RecycledInSpace recycled AS CARS!]].
--> '''Woody The Wagon''': [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "YOU! ARE A TOY! CAAAARRRRR!"]]
--> '''Buzz Lightcar''': [[HypocriticalHumor "You are a sad strange little]] '''[[HypocriticalHumor wagon]]''', [[HypocriticalHumor and you have my pity. Farewell!"]]
* The whole tractor-tipping scene with Lightning and Mater, up to and including the encounter with Frank. Mater demonstrates by sneaking up to one tractor. He then honks his horn, startling the tractor, which rolls forward and pitches up on its back wheels. But race cars like Lightning don't have horns, so he revs his engine at full blast instead, intending to tip just the tractor he's snuck up on. Every single tractor in the field that isn't already down tips over. They both get a good laugh out of it -- until they hear the sound of a bull bellowing.
-->'''Mater:''' [[OhCrap ...That's Frank.]]
** Becomes even funnier when you realize it's the equivalent of two morons going out cow tipping, but end up waking an angry bull.
** Gets its BrickJoke when [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvKVaF52wtc the tractors stampede the town]]:
-->'''Mater:''' Hey, listen, listen! If anybody asks you, we was out smashing mailboxes, okay? (speeds away)
-->'''Lightning:''' What? (sees tractors coming up the road)
** And later on, Lightning's nightmare about Frank winning the big race.
* Lightning's FreakOut when Van and Minny quickly flee Radiator Springs, while he's stuck to Bessie, flailing around:
--> '''Lightning:''' Don't leave me here! I'm in Hillbilly Hell! My IQ is dropping by the second!! ''I'M BECOMING ONE OF THEEEEEEMMMMM!!''
** Bonus points when you realize that he ''does'' become one of them by the end of the movie, while still managing to maintain his IQ.
** Apparently, Sally must've heard his outburst, because later, when telling him to clean up, she tells him, "Even in 'Hillbilly Hell' we have standards."
* The very final scene after the credits, where Van and Minny are lost in the desert.
-->''(Van and Minnie are in the middle of the desert, dusty, still looking for California)''
-->'''Minnie''': ''[exhausted]'' Oh, for the love of Chrysler, can we please ask someone for directions?
-->'''Van:''' ''[delirious and hysterical]'' NO! There's another ramp close! I KNOW IT! I CAN FEEL IT! [[LaughingMad HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!!!]]
* [[RunningGag Every morning]], Sarge raises the flag while playing "Reveille" and Fillmore plays the Music/JimiHendrix's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" loudly next door:
-->'''Fillmore:''' Respect the classics, man! It's Hendrix!
* A meta example for [[https://youtube.com/watch?v=yusZ__hr7x4 the animators brainstorming session.]] [[spoiler:They got tripped up by ''a '''metaphor'''''.]]
-->'''Lightning''': (to Sally) [[spoiler:I hear [Radiator Springs] is back on the map.]]
* Lightning going crazy fixing the road at night, after crashing at North Willys Butte:
-->'''Lightning:''' ''[sarcastically]'' Radiator Springs! A HAPPY place! ''[Bessie squirts a blob of pavement on him]'' Oh! Okay, Bessie, you think that's funny?! GREAT! I'M TALKING TO BESSIE NOW! I'M TALKING TO ''BESSIE!!''
* A lot of Chick's [[BaitAndSwitchComment misleading insults]] can get a laugh.
** For example, after [=McQueen's=] crew abandon him.
-->'''Chick:''' Hey, [=McQueen=]. That was some pretty darn good racing out there. [[{{Jerkass}} BY ME!]]
** And when [=McQueen=] flies through the curtain too early and shows himself up.
-->'''Chick:''' Well, I bet that was pretty embarrassing. But I wouldn't worry about it. ''Because I didn't do it!''
* In the opening race, footage is shown of previous races in the season. The frame is frozen every time the finish line is crossed, showing Chick in third place, pulling an angry scowl [[CurseCutShort (and most likely]] [[NarrativeProfanityFilter about to curse)]] in every single one.
* Mater's story about a talent he used to have as Lightning tries to fix the road:
-->'''Mater:''' Y'know, I used to be a purty good whistler! I can't do it now of course, on account of sometimes I get fluid built up in ma' engine block, but Doc said he's gonna fix it, though. He can fix about ''anything!'' That's why we made him the judge. Boy, you shoulda heard me on ''Giddy-Up, Oom Papa Mow Mow''! Now, I'm not one to brag, but people come purty far to see me get low on the "Mow-Mow"!
** And Lightning's mood as he listens to this annoyingly long story is completely nuts as well. He scowls and rolls his eyes as he struggles to ignore it and get the road finished while struggling to pull Bessie, who is rather heavy.
** And then Bessie spits some tar on one of Lightning's lucky lightning bolts, which he has throughout the majority of his visit. Mater offers to get it off by SpitShine, but Lightning disgustingly turns it down.
* Pretty much EVERY time Bessie spits tar on the car that is pulling her. When she is about to do so, she makes a pulsating noise that sounds like laughter, giving her at least some sentience despite having no face.
* The first "new road" that Lightning ends up making due to rushing his job. Mater testing it out doubles it.
* Mater teasing Lightning about his relationship with Sally:
-->'''Mater:''' [=McQueen=] and Sally parked beneath the tree, K-I-S-somethin'-somethin'-somethin'-T!
** This happens again in the final scene as Lightning and Sally have a romantic moment and inch towards each other as if about to kiss...until Mater ruins the moment.
-->'''Mater:''' [=McQueen=] and Sally parked beneath the tree, K-I-S-S-uh...I-N-T!
-->'''Lightning:''' Great timing, Mater!
* “Don’t take me out, Coach! I can still race!”

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