Funny / Cat Ballou

  • The credits are found inside a Playbill a man is reading.
  • Pretty much anytime Lee Marvin and his horse are on the screen. Accepting his Oscar for the role, Marvin gave appropriate credit to the latter.
  • The horse having its front hooves crossed while it's slumped against the jail wall.
  • After Kid Shelleen arrives, the heroes draw a bullseye, pin it to a barn, and have Shelleen try to hit it. A few seconds later, the DT-afflicted Kid shoots...
    Clay: He did it! He missed the barn!
    • Put a few drinks in him, however, he not only hits the target and a bunch of cans set up on the fence, but keeps the last can in the air through multiple shots. He polishes off the bottle, throws it up, draws his gun, accidentally pulls his pants down, extracts the gun, looks up...
      Shelleen: Where'd it go?!
  • The best use of the Happy Birthday song ever, during a wake. Kid Shelleen even blows out the candles.
  • In the beginning, Cat's teacher escorts her onto the train and seats her next to the "Man of God."
    Cat: Mrs. Parker didn't introduce us. I'm Catherine Ballou.
    Jed: I'm drunk as a skunk.
    • A few moments later, Cat's trying to read and Jed is peering at the book.
      Cat: Tennyson.
      Jed: Spins a good yarn, does he, Tennyson?
      Cat: He's a great poet.
      Jed: Poet? May I? (takes the book before she can object) "I stepped out of the dark barroom into the street where the sun beat down unmerciful, and Bent stood hollering, 'Come on out, Kid Shelleen! I'm gonna blow you clear outta Tombstone and into Hell!'" (looks up suspiciously) Tennyson's a good poet.