* Near the beginning of the film, a bunch of shepherds disrupt a public gathering by unleashing a flock of sheep on those gathered. This actually cracks up Jake Gittes.
* Jake baits Claude Mulvihill:
-->'''Gittes:''' Mulvihill! What are you doing here?
-->'''Mulvihill:''' They shut my water off. What's it to you?
-->'''Gittes:''' How'd you find out? You don't drink it. You don't take a bath in it. Maybe they sent you a letter. But then you'd have to be able to read.