Funny / Dragon Ball Z

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     General/Unsorted 
  • Adult Gohan and Vegeta are walking CMOFs, especially Gohan with his dorky Great Saiyaman costume and poses, and Vegeta who comes up with funny quotes.
    • The fact that Vegeta once actually used the word nerd to describe Gohan, albeit off-screen.
  • Goku and Gohan occasionally forget their own strength from time to time. Mild examples include the two trying to hold a cup normally and the cup shatters into a million pieces. But the biggest indication of this is when Goku gives his wife Chichi a reassuring pat on the back, only to send poor Chichi a distance of half a mile, destroying three walls of their house and annihilating a tree in the distance. In one dub, Goku even invokes this.
    Goku: Oh, no! I've been away from Earth for so long I've forgotten my own strength!
    • Funnier still: in the next scene, Chichi is only mildly irritated and has bandages on her head and her arm in a sling. Good thing she's Made of Iron, huh?
  • Okay, so this is technically an outtake rather than from the series proper, but this not only perfectly sums up the "filler" episodes, but is just too damn funny not to mention.
    Announcer: Next time on Dragon Ball Z: nine minutes of Vegeta fuming! 11 minutes of Goku fretting! Plus: somebody throws a punch! To find out who, tune in next week to Dragon Ball Z!
    Justin Cook: PRODUCE! PROOOOODUUUUUUUUCE! BRING ME TOMATOES! (the rest of the studio cracks up)
  • Sean Schemmel (Goku/King Kai), Christopher Sabat (Vegeta/Piccolo), and Chris Ayres (Frieza) get together to dub famous movie scenes as DBZ characters (ie, the Independence Day speech... as delivered by King Kai).
    Vegeta: WHAT?!
    Goku: Did we just become best friends?!
    Vegeta: YEP! (they high-five)
    Goku: Wanna go practice karate in the garage?
    Vegeta: Yep! (Sabat and Schemmel crack up)
    Vegeta: Alright! This "White Devil" thing has gone far enough! Nobody! Messes! With the 'do!
  • Pretty much any time the Z-Fighters interact with normal humans in Dragon Ball Z (like the driving lessons, and at the World Tournament at the start of the Majin Buu arc).
  • This commercial for the Ford Focus featuring the Dragon Ball Z cast, which also requires a "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer.
    Porunga: Now that you have summoned me, what are your three wishes?
    Krilln: Well first, we want a car that has an audio system from Sony for listening to our favorite tunes!
    Gohan: Yeah, tunes!
    Porunga: Okay, got it.
    Krillin: Second, we want another car, but this one comes with a rear view camera so you can see where you're going when you reverse.
    Porunga: Actually, they got both of those things in a Ford-
    Krillin: And a third car! With an EPA estimated 42 miles-per-gallon, in case we need to drive around planet Namek finding all the dragon balls again.
    Porunga: No! No, all of those features are either standard or available with the Ford Focus! You'd just use one wish!
    Krillin: Yeah, those are our three wishes! Three different cars with three diff-
    Porunga: Enough! I'm just giving you the Ford Focus!

     Saiyan Saga 
  • "Ah, excuse me, has anyone seen my arm? You can't miss it, it's green!"
  • So it turns out that Nappa really hates the media...
  • For those who have a dark sense of humor, Vegeta getting crushed by Great Ape Gohan. His expression as he realizes that Gohan wasn't going to shrink fast enough for him to avoid injury is priceless.
    • Earlier when Vegeta falls from the sky after receiving the impact of the Spirit Bomb, the heroes think he's dead. Krillin quietly approaches him:
      Krillin: You were really too strong. All we can do for you now is burying you.
      (beat)
      Vegeta: (opens his eye) And if I bury you first?!
      Krillin: AAAAAAAAAHHH! (everyone freaks out)
      • The Ocean dub is pretty funny too:
        Krillin: Now no one will have to be scared of Vegeta, or even look at his ugly face anymore.
        Vegeta: (wakes up with his eye open) Whose face is ugly?!
        (Krillin screams, and everyone freaks out)

     Namek Saga 
  • Mr. Popo appears in a window outside of the hospital where Goku is recovering after fighting Vegeta for the first time. Bulma sees him and reacts with perhaps the most hilarious expression in the franchise.
  • The Bulma/Mr. Popo exchange. Poor Bulma is absolutely terrified of Mr. Popo. She starts off whimpering ending in a terrified scream, whereas Mr. Popo does nothing more than exclaiming a very soft 'oh'. Queue somewhat an exchange of glances and continued zooming in on Mr. Popo's face. Hilarious. This scene can be carbon-copied straight into the abridged version!
  • Just about every scene with the Ginyu Force, but particularly their first appearance. After receiving their orders, they start stomping around like crazy to psych themselves up for battle — fairly mundane in and of itself, but Frieza's utter "What the f*ck?" expression is priceless.
    • See for yourself here.
      • At 2:08. The face. It's LEGENDARY.
      • Only in Dragon Ball could even the villains who gleefully commit genocide have hilarious moments.
      • Goku!Ginyu introduces himself.
    • Three words: Dance of Joy.
    • When Goku punches Jeice in the face while he was trash-talking.
  • In a moment almost as funny as its abridged counterpart, Recoome says this after being attacked by Krillin and Gohan and getting his teeth messed up
    Recoome: Something tells me I'm gonna be real pissed off next time I look in a mirror.
    • The Ocean dub of Recoome had some pretty good lines too.
      Recoome: (Posing with Jeice and Burter) I don't know about you guys, but my legs're starting to cramp.
    • In the anime, when Goku throws a senzu bean to Vegeta, Recoome tries to catch it in his mouth. He loses a tooth as a result.
  • Goku explaining to Burter why he is so fast:
    Goku: It must be my diet; I eat really wholesome foods.
    Burter: You scum! Your diet, huh? Well, you'll be eating my fist next!
  • The hospital scene after the Ginyu force fight, where we learn that Goku is Afraid of Needles. Poor guy. Gohan is not amused. But the audience sure is.
    • The set up and the ending are the best parts. Goku is hurt to the point that he can barely move. While getting the chamber together, Vegeta knocks over a needle. Goku sees it and immediately freaks out and tries to bolt through the door. Krillin has to physically restrain and is barely holding on despite Goku's injured state. The entire time, Vegeta is ignoring Goku who is screaming, begging not to have shot. Vegeta finally has enough and tells him that he isn't getting an injection. Goku calms down like nothing happened, making Krillin side-eye him. Gohan's embarrass reaction is just the icing on the cake, turning the entire scene into a Never Live It Down moment for Goku.
    • Even funnier, you would expect someone like Vegeta to tease or mock Goku's over-the-top reaction, and he really doesn't. Depending on which version you watch, the worse thing he calls him is a big baby. Given Vegeta's own fear of worms, maybe it's common for Saiyans to have a phobia.
  • In the Funimation dub, when Captain Ginyu, in Goku's body, shouts out, "Get ready... THE CAPTAIN'S COMING TO GET YOOOOOUUUUUU!!" before pausing with, "Wait...that doesn't sound right," and struggling to think of something else, leaving Gohan and Krillin to attack Ginyu, who shouts in surprise, "Hey! I haven't even started yet!"
  • Before that, when Goku and Ginyu are fighting, Ginyu pauses for a moment to "introduce himself properly", complete with one of his ridiculous poses. Which Goku immediately copies.
    Goku: Like this?
    Ginyu: No, no, no, your other leg is raised.
    Goku: Huh... But, you know, this pose... It doesn't really do anything, does it?
    Ginyu: *fumes*
  • Captain Ginyu getting trapped in a frog's body.
  • Two words: "Mundo Cool!" Spoken by Krillin in the Funi dub when Goku was in the healing tank.
    • "That's right boys, mundo cool" Actually monolog by Vegeta.
  • Dende shouting at Gohan and Krillin when they first awaken Porunga.
    "Don't piss off the god of love!!"
  • Tien tells a joke.
  • Apparently, Frieza never transforms without a countdown...
  • Frieza (as portrayed by Linda Young in the original dub) has some pretty funny lines.
    Frieza: (after killing Krillin) Pop goes the weasel, haha.
    • And this exchange with SS Goku:
      Goku: They (the Saiyans) paid for their crimes.
      Frieza: They paid for their crimes, really? I thought I blew them all up.
    • Don't forget some of Frieza's very dark comments after delivering the final blow to Vegeta and as he makes his dying words:
      Frieza: "Enough! Loud mouth! On and on like a broken record!" "He's just a corpse talking; I'll have to gag him to shut up." AND after Vegeta dies: "It's about time. Saiyans tend to linger like a bad odor."
  • Goku biting Frieza's tail. Poor Frieza, his reaction was priceless.
  • Puar gets one toward the end of the Frieza Saga. Puar, Oolong, Chichi, Yajirobe and Master Roshi are planning to go to Namek as backup. Oolong is packing his things and saying that they should reconsider, when Puar burst into tears, sobbing into a photo of Yamcha and ranting about how she's not going to take this anymore. He then pops up into the screen, suddenly wearing a martial artists' headband:
    Puar: Let's KICK BOOTY!
    • Let it not be forgotten that the whole thing was Chichi's idea. All because she was worried out of her mind about her poor little Gohan.
    • Yajirobe is outright freaked out about being dragged into this mission. During the countdown, he ends up begging to be left on Earth, kicking and screaming.
    • And when Dr. Briefs announces a failure in the launching systems? Even the rocketship falls over.
  • The last appearance of the frog in Captain Ginyu's body near the end of the Frieza Saga is pretty funny too. Also, it's nice knowing that the frog (who hadn't done anyone any harm) not only made it to Earth, but survived the punishment Ginyu had put his body through before.
    • Just the fact that Ginyu got stuck in a frog's body was funny enough, really, especially after Super comes out and we find out just what exactly happened to him...
  • Near the end of Goku and Frieza's battle, Goku bitchslapping Frieza several times. And just before that, the face Frieza makes after Goku slams his elbow into Frieza's skull.
  • After returning to Earth, Bulma offered the surviving Namekians and Vegeta a place to stay at her house. Gohan wants to come with them instead of going home. Why? He didn't finish his homework and his mother will be mad.
  • Vegeta meets Bulma's parents. Turns out there's some things even he's not ready for.
  • When Goku refused to come back home via a wish from the Namek Dragon Balls.
    Roshi: Why!? Because he's scared! Of the one more powerful than a Super Saiyan! His wife!
    cue Chichi taking out a sword from nowhere
  • The introduction to the Ginyu Force in Kai, where them introducing themselves is backed up by a pulsing rock song where the only words are "Ginyu Force Rules!" repeating itself. It really must be seen to be believed.

     Garlic Jr. Saga 
  • It was probably only brought up in the dub but Marron insults Chichi with "It's obvious your grandson (Gohan) isn't here now." Oh snap!
    • It's even funnier when you recall that Chichi was only 19 when she gave birth to Gohan, so Marron just called a woman in her mid-20's an old hag!
  • Also when Maron is left with Korin and Yajirobe and utterly cleans them out at poker (Yajirobe is down to his underwear). Yajirobe asks Korin why he can't use his mind-reading ability to beat Maron, and Korin explains that there's nothing there to read.
  • After the crisis is over and everyone is waking up from the spell of the Black Water Mist, Roshi finds himself on a cruise ship wearing a table cloth like a cape and standing atop a pile of furniture and other odds and ends.
    Roshi: (bashfully) Uh, hi there! Heh, I'm sure you folks were all wonderful subjects. Heh heh, but I think it's time I, abdicate the throne.
    • An old couple can't understand why there are people all over their yard.
    Old Woman: (a confused man looks around, wondering how he got up onto someone's roof) Look honey theirs one on the roof!

     Android/Cell Saga 
  • Vegeta wearing his "Bad Man" shirt in public. And getting relentlessly mocked by all of Goku's friends.
    Vegeta: I'm a warrior, not a... a... a variety of flower!
    • Even Goku makes a quip about the pink shirt!
      Vegeta: For starters, where in the world did you get that absurd looking outfit?
      Goku: It's the latest fashion on planet Yardrat, but I guess it does look a little strange. But at least it's not pink!
      Vegeta: Never mind! Who cares about your stupid clothes anyway!
    • While they're waiting for Goku to land, Trunks keeps looking over at Vegeta, (because he's his father that he's never met but he can't tell Vegeta because it might mess up the timeline). Vegeta assumes he's staring because of the shirt, and says "If you like it that much, you can have it."
  • Basically everything about "The Driving Episode". Proof that Filler is not always terrible.
    • Piccolo's Postboy outfit is where it's at. That he was wearing because Chichi forced him to take driving lessons. Yes.
    • And don't forget that Goku literally Drives Like Crazy. Poor instructor. That WHOLE episode was simply hilarious. Especially since both he and Piccolo were brow-beaten into getting driver's licenses just to drive Chichi around so she can do her shopping. (She DOES know that women ARE allowed to drive, right?)
      Goku: *sheepishly looks at a very stoic and unconcerned Piccolo* Um...do you know how to drive?
      Piccolo: *flipping out* LEAVE ME OUT OF THIS!
      • More Fridge Logic: Goku could very quickly fly her wherever she wants to go with minimal effort. He seems to have all the Required Secondary Powers for that.
        Goku: *zooms past Piccolo's car* EAT MY DUST, PICCOLO!!!
    • Forget Goku, remember Piccolo's driving instructor? Talk about road rage!
      • In the Mexican Dub, Piccolo initially thinks to himself that she is like a magpie. Later on, when she praises his driving, he replies "Thanks, Magpie".
    • After Goku's first attempt he asks how he did, his driving Instructor (a guy who's pushing on a hundred by the looks of it) tells him it'd be a million years before he gets his license. Goku freaks out and tells him he can't wait that long as he's got to train for the Androids. While he's talking they are in the middle of a Lake and start to sink and he continues talking as they go underwater!
  • Goku's reaction when Trunks tells him who is his mother is priceless. He actually falls down to the ground when Trunks spills the beans.
    Goku: BULMA'S YOUR MOTHERRRR!!!!
    • Piccolo's (who can hear the conversation due to Namekians having ultra-sensitive ears) and Vegeta's reactions are quite amusing as well:
      Piccolo: *barely avoids Face Faulting*
      Vegeta: *shocked* That man just pointed his finger and Kakarot fell down!
    • Also from how nervous Goku was when Trunks told him he knew his mother, he might have thought Vegeta was going to hook up with Chi-Chi.
    • In the manga at least, once Trunks mention that his mother built the time machine that brought him back, Goku seemingly put two-and-two together, but it took Trunks to confirm it that gave his hysterical reaction.
  • Vegeta's sarcastic explanation to Cell as to how he became so powerful so quickly:
    Vegeta: "I do a lot of push-ups and sit-ups, and I drink plenty of juice."
  • Goku meeting with Piccolo again after his fusion with Kami.
    Goku: (with a smile) Kamiccolo!
    Piccolo: (falls over embarrassed)
  • The scene where Cell announces the Cell Games to Trunks.
    Cell: I can't wait to see the look on their faces.*Trunks makes a horrified face* That's it, that's the look.
    • On that note, in the anime when Cell breaks into the news station to announce where he's holding the Cell Games, we have Vegeta watching TV to find he's interrupted by Cell breaking through the floor, and he changes the channel only for it to happen again, and again, and again, almost as if Cell is intentionally trolling him. All the more amusing when you remember that Vegeta was the first to get his ass kicked by him after acheiving his Perfect form.
  • After Goku and Gohan emerge from the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Goku mentions that he doesn't need to train in there anymore. Vegeta attempts to taunt him and Goku quickly shuts him up by mentioning he becomes loads stronger than Vegeta. What follows is perhaps Vegeta at his whiniest.
  • Baby Trunks pulling on Future Trunks' hair.
  • Chichi's reaction of seeing Gohan as a Super Saiyan.
    Chichi: [crying] My sweet little Gohan's become a punker!
  • During the ten days before the Cell Games, Super Saiyan Goku is relaxing on the grass. Krillin wonders to himself about what an amazing fighter Goku has become. He sees a large rock lying nearby and deduces that if he throws it at Goku, the latter would sense it coming and catch/deflect it. It doesn't work.
    • As a bonus, it's a really cool Call Back to a similar scene in the very first saga of Dragon Ball, when Chichi tries a similar thing when she first meets Master Roshi.
  • Only shown in the anime, Chichi and Krilin are shocked that Goku actually agrees to Chichi to tell Gohan to study.
  • Yamcha and Krillin train for the Cell Games. Thank goodness the fate of the world is no longer in their hands. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPuOpJBnFbM
  • "The Puzzle of General Tao", all of it. Goku locates two Dragon Balls inside a fortress run by Mercenary Tao and a mob boss. Goku comes in, acts all cheery at meeting Tao again and tells them that he wishes he had something to give in trade for the Dragon Balls. Then Tao, remembering how powerful Goku is, tells Goku that he can have the Dragon Balls if he can solve his puzzle game by dawn. He then takes off with Goku’s Dragon Balls and leaves while Goku’s distracted. By night Goku’s still working on the puzzle. The one henchman Tao and the others abandoned tries to help Goku with the remaining puzzle piece, but Goku tells him he doesn’t want to cheat. Goku finally solves it in time, and the henchman honestly congratulates him! When the pair gets confused about where everyone else went, but Goku relaxes and says it doesn’t matter. He just uses Instant Transmission. Tao and the mob boss are on the shore of a lake, congratulating themselves on the trick they pulled on Goku. When Goku shows up and shows Tao that he solved his puzzle. He then happily takes the other two Dragon Balls and flies off.
  • Cell has one funny moment where he scares the shit out of a reporter and his cameramen.
    • Anytime Cell and the media interact really. When he wants to announce his "Cell Games" tournament, he goes to Z TV and stops at the front desk. Everyone immediately recognizes him as the monster that's been going around eating people and start panicking, but he just calmly and politely asks which floor the news broadcast is on. The receptionist gives him the information, and he thanks her and just starts flying slowly upward, plowing his way through the ceiling and multiple TV studios on his way up.
  • All of Episode "Losers Fight First", Hercule and his students making morons of themselves in their fight against Cell, Krillin sums it up best.
    Krillin: They're giving me a headache!
    • Yamcha gets one as well during Hercule's demonstration.
      Yamcha: This guy's an idiot!
    • Master Roshi, watching everything from his television:
      Roshi: Maybe it's best he gets killed.
    • Even Cell gets in on the dissing.
      Cell: His ignorance is painful.
    • And finally, when Cell casually knocks Mr. Satan several miles out of the ring, Krillin gets another one:
      Krillin: To be honest, Gohan, I was rooting for Cell during that one.
    • Piccolo gets a good one after we see Mr. Satan survived the attack:
      Piccolo: He survived. A pity.
    • Everyone's Stunned Silence at Mr. Satan and the reporter hamming about how great Mr. Satan is. Even the most stoic person in the group had an expression of, 'WTF'.
    • In the episode after that, Vegeta's reaction when Mr. Satan wants another round:
      Vegeta: His stupidity is beyond belief.
  • The sheer stupidity of the news reporter guy in believing every bit of Hercule/Mr. Satan's Blatant Lies about how everything in the fight against Cell is a trick.
  • Only in the Mexican Dub, during Goku's fight with Cell, there's a point in which they stop for a while to talk. Seeing that Goku is apparently no match for him after all, he dismisses everyone else as "insects". Since in the Mexican dub this is pretty much Vegeta's trademark insult, he's not amused:
    Vegeta: Argh, he didn't just steal my cells, also my dialogues!
  • End of the Cell saga. Krillin is attempting to talk to Android 18, and already making a mess of it when Gohan pops off at the mouth.
    Gohan: I GOT IT! Krillin, you have a crush on Android 18, don't you!
    Krillin: *epic slap* Thanks, Mister Smooth!
    • "*loud whisper* Krillin! How do androids have babies!?"
      • 18's response: A bemused "spare me."

     Buu Saga 
  • At some point in Hell, Goku goes back, only to find out the Ginyu Force, Frieza, and Cell are trying to break out. After getting their asses kicked, again...
    Cell: This stinks.
    King Cold: They could at least let us take showers...
    Recoome: ...Does anybody wanna arm wrestle?
    Everyone: SHUT UP!
    • Then the screaming starts.
  • Although the Otherworld Tournament was a filler arc, it took advantage of the downtime between the Cell and Great Saiyaman/Majin Buu arcs to get back to the action comedy that was Dragon Ball's original appeal. This peaked at the (extremely short) tournament battle between fighters Tapkar and Torbie:
    Tapkar: "Haah... haah... I'm tired... I give up."
    • MEXICAN FACEFAULT!
    • Its also worth noting that the only two people who were still standing were the West and North Kai.
    • Goku's first match in the Otherworld Tournament literally involves him being tickle tortured in front of thousands of flabbergasted people, fighters, and even the gods. Pikkon, one of the most serious characters in the series, looks outright uncomfortable, King Kai's mouth is drop in disbelief, the other Kais stare at South Kai almost if asking, 'Did you really teach him this?', and South Kai is trying to remain stoic, but he's clearly embarrassed. The whole time, Goku is just laughing and screaming in the background. What makes this even more surreal is how effective the torture is given that Goku is helpless with laughter for several minutes. Olibu's line sums up the fight. "South Quadrant must be a VERY peaceful place..."
      • The end of that particular fight is also hilarious. Goku escaped the tickle torture by blasting Caterpy several feet hundred into the air. Caterpy is upset and actually begins to cry, much to Goku's shock. Caterpy’s then begins to transforms into his ultimate form….which will take up to seven-thousand years to complete. This causes everyone to fall over.
  • Gohan Goes to High School is incredibly hilarious, from the fact that Gohan doesn't KNOW how to act normal to him FLYING up in the air in baseball to catch the ball and realizing everyone's looking at him to the fact that Videl is stalking him like crazy and how much like his father he is. The whole episode is a huge Crowning Moment of Funny. Special mention goes to the scene where Gohan flips out on people who misinterpret the Great Saiyaman and call it Great Singing Man. "IT'S GREAT SAIYAMAN!"
    Erasa: So, where do you live, anyway?
    Gohan: The 439 Mountain Area. It's kind of remote...
    Erasa: THE 439 MOUNTAIN AREA!? How in the world do you get here? That's got to be a four or five hour drive!
    Gohan: Uhhh... that's just how dedicated I am to my education! (in thought) I can't believe I just said that!
    • He took a deadball to the face just because he didn't want to hit the ball. '''Without flinching!''' And he really thought it was a normal thing to do...
    • When the teacher is introducing Gohan to the class, it looks almost like he's reaching out to touch Gohan's ass.

  • When Gohan becomes the Great Saiyaman and fails to realize how ridiculous his costume is.
    Piccolo: What is the meaning of those ridiculous clothes?
    Gohan: Ah, you just don't know style!
    • And later, Goku mocks it.
    Goku: Trunks, you didn't tell Gohan the truth about his costume.
    King Kai: *snickers*
    • Later, as Gohan is on his way toward Roshi's island, he wonders to himself "Of all people, Piccolo. I mean, who is he to talk, he wears a turban for heaven's sake! And then there's those pointy little booties and who knows what thing is on his shoulders... Huh, come to think of it, I used to dress just like him."
  • Gohan doing his Saiyaman intro to a pair of random criminals, who promptly mock him saying his intro is stupid. Gohan gets pissed off and stomps a hole in the street telling them he worked really hard on that, so they both agree that it was really cool.
  • Goten, the Super Saiyan who can't fly.
  • Gohan tries teaching Videl the concept of ki. When she doesn't get it, Goten helps clarify things.
  • Chichi meets Videl. It goes about as well as you'd expect, with Chichi acusing Videl of being a hussy trying to steal her son and Videl trying to defend herself. It eventually regresses into Chichi sticking her tongue out while Videl bares her teeth at her. But it speaks for itself really.
    • Then she finds out her family's rich, and suddenly she's a Shipper on Deck.
  • When (kid) Trunks reveals to Vegeta that he can turn Super Saiyan.
    Vegeta: (stunned, watching Trunks zoom around) Did... I miss something? When was it that the pride of the Saiyan race was reduced to a child's plaything!? *orders Trunks to stop* Tell me, can the youngest child of Kakarot do this as well?
    Trunks: Yeah, we do it all the time!
    Vegeta: (in thought) Yes, naturally, it's a Super Saiyan bargain sale!
  • Another notable moment occurs after Vegeta learns that (kid) Trunks can go Super Saiyan.
    Vegeta: If you can land a punch on my face, then I'll take you to the park for an hour.
    Trunks: Wow! You mean it? Okay!
    * Trunks attacks Vegeta and manages to land a hit on his face, then Vegeta reacts by punching Trunks in the face by accident*
    Trunks: *crying* You didn't say you were gonna hit back, Daaad...
    Vegeta: Well I never said I wouldn't hit you now did I, Trunks?
    Trunks: Noooo... but...
    Vegeta: Dry your tears! I'm taking you to the park later!
    Trunks: *Trunks brightens up instantly" Yeah!
  • When Goten reveals to Gohan that he can become a Super Saiyan. Goten asks Gohan how he achieved the Super Saiyan status, and he replied that he and Goku went through a lot of Hellish training to get it, and that it is triggered by rage. Goten then casually goes Super Saiyan, leaving Gohan completely flabbergasted.
  • Piccolo's Running Gag in episode 209 of subtly destroying every camera that he sees. He does it because the tournament is a place to fight, not show off, but it's still hilarious.
  • Everyone punching the machine that determines if they qualify or not for the tournament and having to hold way back to the point that they all still do way better than Mr. Satan/Hercule. And then Vegeta breaks it with one punch.
    • To expand on that, 18's first score was 700+, where Satan only scored close to 200. Then she tries again with a lovetap, which still got about 300 points. The others, except Vegeta, did pretty much the same thing, and it looked like they were actually competing to see who could hit it the softest!
    • Immediately after that, Videl's first meeting with the Z Fighters. And a freak-out when she learns that the guy who first spoke was Gohan's father, that she believed dead... And Gohan confirms he's still dead.
  • #18's first time participating in a tournament:
    Announcer: Number 18. Uhh, is that your real name?
    Android 18: My father was a little dull.
  • Upon arriving at the tournament, Videl is asked by an interviewer what she'd do if she had to fight her father. Her response?
  • Bulma and Chichi vs. the mother of Goten and Trunks' first opponents in the junior tournament.
  • During DBZ's World Tournament arc when Vegeta not only says his 8-year-old son will easily beat Hercule, but he then proceeds to really rip into him. Right in front of Videl. So Gohan attempts the most awkward cover up of all time. See for yourself.
  • The eating scene during the tournament saga:
    Piccolo: You know, I... don't think I'll ever get used to this…
    • Made funnier that this if the first time we ever see Vegeta pigging out.
  • From the DBZ World tournament arc, there is the re-enactment of the Cell Games, from the spoof Toei Video Ident ("*Waves and rocks!* This show is brought to you by waves and rocks...") to the Speed Racer speech that everyone was assigned in the dub. Even Satan was embarassed.
    Goku: Hehehehe! Well, it was ridiculous and untrue but it kept me entertained!
  • The kids tournament is just made of this. we have kids who gets punched once and start crying, kids who went into a tantrum and actually won against a more skilled opponent, and of course, Trunks and Goten winning effortlessly. Especially funny in Goten's case since he makes it look almost accidental.
  • After winning the kids tournament, Trunks is given the chance to fight Mr. Satan, who, ever the gentleman, offers Trunks a free hit. Bad idea.
  • During the 25th Budokai, Videl has been keeping her ability to fly from her father. When he finally does witness her flying, he completely freaks out. A nearby Tournament official merely looks at him and says "So she can fly. What's the big deal?"
  • Another one from the tournament is the the Goten and Trunks' response to their ruse being revealed.
    Announcer: Hey! The two of you can't fight together! You're disqualified! Do you hear me?
    Goten: Uh-uh. I think we're in trouble.
    Trunks: Me too. Should we go?
    Goten: Uh-huh.
    Trunks: Your tournament was stupid!
    Announcer: Mighty Mask was disqualified because he was two people.
  • 18 gives a deal to Mr. Satan he CAN'T refuse if he wanted to keep up his image: she'll throw the fight for him if he ponies up DOUBLE the first place cash prize to her. Mr. Satan throws a "super punch" square in 18's face, but of course she doesn't feel it, simply standing there with his fist on her face. She asks unimpressed if that seriously was his "killer move", which Mr. Satan sheepishly replies more or less. 18 sighs, but jumps out of the ring, faking a ring out. After Mr. Satan starts eating up the praise, 18 walks off, casually reminding him of their deal, and if he doesn't honor it, she will personally kill him, causing him to squeak out "yes ma'am...!"
  • While Supreme Kai is giving his exposition dump on Majin Buu, this happens:
    Vegeta (in thought): Sounds like this Majin Buu would have made a decent Saiyan!
    Supreme Kai (out loud): No, you're wrong, Vegeta.
    Vegeta: Er...
    Supreme Kai: He would have wiped out your entire Saiyan race with a breath, just as he had so many others.
    Vegeta (in thought): Why didn't someone tell me he could read minds!
  • During the grand entrance of the Super Saiyan 3, Goku starts playing paddle-ball with Buu's head tentacle.
  • During SSJ3 Goku's fight with Kid Buu, Buu bites Goku's arm, and Goku retaliates by biting his head tentacle. It's their expressions that really clinch it.
  • The scene where Babidi gets blown to pieces. "Buu no help you, Buu no help!"
  • When the Old Supreme Kai shows up, Goku doesn't believe his power and tries to test it with a small ki blast. The results were the same when Krillin and Chi-Chi tried testing someone's powers.
  • Goku's Imagine Spot about what a merger between Dende and him would look like. Even funnier, he imagines what Mr. Satan and him would merge into and is not happy with the mental image. In the Japanese version, he actively wonders if he will become weaker. His expression during this last part sells the entire scene.
  • Goku's attempts to pimp out Bulma. And Vegeta's reaction.
    Vegeta: You idiot! How could you!? Don't you have any sense at all!? Let him kiss your woman!
    • And this is after Gohan shot down Goku's earlier suggestion of using Videl.
      Gohan: Dad, there's no way you're going to make my girlfriend kiss that old relic!
    • By the way, this isn't filler, it's actually in the manga.
      • And Goku's reason (in the manga) for not using Chichi?
        Goku: She'd kill me!
      • Or in an alternate dub:
        Goku: But Bulma's much prettier than Chichi! It's a compliment!
      • What makes this funnier is that fact that Goku, who has defeated Vegeta numerous times and frequently gives out Curb Stomp Battles, is cowering in fear of Vegeta and that Vegeta is temporarily taller than him thanks to his head growing half a size, bearing in mind that Vegeta's height has served as a bit of a gag.
  • "Gotenks Is Born": the whole damn episode. But it's these particularly hilarious gems from the episode that stick out the most:
  • Chichi spanks Goten for recklessly rushing into battle with Buu (while fused with Trunks as Gotenks). Hilarity Ensues.
  • Goten and Trunks peeing behind a rock.
  • The Fusion Dance is pretty ridiculous. What makes it hilarious is how cool and awesome Goku thinks it looks. Everyone else is just dumbfounded and Piccolo is horrified that he has to do it
    Piccolo: There's no way you'd have gotten Vegeta to do this...
    Goku: But you haven't seen it yet!
    Vegeta: I saw the whole thing from the afterlife and there is no way you are making me do it!
    • Becomes even funnier if you count the movies, given that in one of them, yes, Vegeta did that dance.
  • During the fight between Gotenks and Super Buu, Gotenks is being awesome and showy and taking four hours to power up and call his attacks... until Piccolo, sweatdropping hard, points to Buu, who is obliviously reading a magazine and drinking a fruity soda. Gotenks is pissed and yells at him to get up and fight. Buu replies "Why should I?" and reluctantly does so, still enjoying his drink.
    • From their fight in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Piccolo and Gotenks are knocked into a bathtub. Piccolo's reaction after his head emerges?
    Piccolo: Get out of the tub.
    • The best patt is that Piccolo whines afterwards about his cape being soggy.
  • Super Buu's first reaction to finding out that he, Gotenks and Piccolo are all trapped in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber.
    Buu: Huh?! But how do we eat candy?!
    Piccolo: We don't. There's none here!
    Buu: NONE?! NO ICE CREAM!? NO-NO CHOCOLATE!?!?
    Piccolo: *grinning* "Nothing. All gone.
    Buu: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
  • Vegito. Just... Vegito. He has wit that would rival Spider-Man. Then there's the entire jawbreaker scene, and when Buu uses the Ghost Kamikaze Attack...
    Buu: It's not going to be the same as before!
    Vegito: Ohhhh! Yeah, I see you have a bigger litter this time.
  • This exchange after Vegeta and Goku escape from Super Buu's body, and everyone they rescued start popping back to regular size.
    Goku: Look Vegeta, people popcorn!
    Vegeta: ...What is he on...?
  • "The Innards of Buu" in its entirety.
    Vegeta: Use your instincts, Kakarot, left or right?
    Goku: Hm. I'd have to say... left!
    Vegeta: Good. Then I'm going right!
    • "Oh great, now he's making friends with worms!"
    • Vegeta freaking out over said worms.
      • He's more than freaked out. He actually becomes physically sick. In the Japanese text, he says that he can't stand squirming things.
    • Most of the time Goku and Vegeta spend inside Buu counts. They bicker like an old married couple the entire time.
    Goku: Open Sesame!
    Vegeta: *looks at Goku and grunts in irritation*
  • Dabura after he's dead is one of the most hilarious characters in the franchise: during his life he was the King of Demons, with all the evilness that implies. After dying, he's admitted into Heaven because "he would have enjoyed Hell". We later see him wandering around with Chichi, Videl, and Bulma acting like a complete Love Freak. Yes. The former King of Demons as a Love Freak!
    • *Kriing!*
  • When the Dragon Balls get used to wish back to life the Earth and all the people who were killed since the beginning of the World Tournament except for the really evil people. Once it was finished, Goku points out to Vegeta that his halo vanished then comments that he guess he's not really considered evil due to Character Development. Vegeta's look of shock just sells it.
  • This scene during the Buu saga, in which Buu falls for a girl and decides to make himself look pretty to her. He looks into a nearby magazine and sees a picture of a "pretty boy" and changes his face into the one from the magazine, while saying "Baby!" in an Elvis-esque voice.
    Buu: Hello girl! You think Buu sexy?
    Girl: (terrified) Wha?! Yes, I... think you're very, very sexy!
    Buu: Yay, then give Buu smooch! *extends his lips*
    Girl: *screams in horror*
    Buu: Why you teasing Buu?! You play with Buu's feelings! *sees magazine* Hmm, what this? So Earth girls like boys look like this, huh? How Buu supposed to live up to body image in magazine!? Oh, Buu know!
    Buu rearranges his face to be pretty, girl reacts in horror.
    Buu: (Elvis-like voice) You girls don't know what you want!
  • This is also in the manga, by the way. In there, he extends his lips after rearranging his face.
  • The entirety of "Celebrations with Majin Buu" is pretty much an episode of True Life with Fat Buu. And it is hilarious.
    • MTV Cribs: Majin Buu edition
    • Mr Buu (Good Buu) after Earth's memories of Majin Buu are erased being able to freely walk around. He tries to get ice cream and doesn't realize he needs money and winds up in a street fight and is told that if he wins, he gets to keep the money. The guy he's fighting just punches his stomach like crazy while Buu just happily says "Money, ice cream!" repeatedly until he finally notices he's being punched and lightly taps the guy into a wall.
      • Afterwards he goes back to the ice cream store and doesn't realize he gets change, but he insists they keep it because he wants ice cream.
    • Gohan and Videl fighting crime together. They show up at a jewelry store robbery in those ridiculous Saiyaman outfits and strike a pose more appropriate for the Ginyu Force. It's made even funnier by the fact that the bad guys surrender immediately because Majin Buu had just demonstrated himself to be Immune to Bullets. Gohan and Videl have no idea why the criminals are surrendering before they beat anyone up.
  • Goku looking after a dinosaur family who's about to have eggs. He ends up stopping two dinosaurs from fighting by picking them up and flying them to another part of the mountain and dropping them there and the dinosaurs' reactions are a Flat "What.".
    • Then of course, the explanation why Goku is late:
    Krillin: Gosh, what's he doing this time?
    Chi-Chi: (angrily) He's having a baby!
    18: (in shock) A what?
  • After defeating Majin Buu, Goku takes a relaxing bath with Goten and Trunks. Then this happens.
  • During the final Tournament, a young man heckles Vegeta. It ends about as well as you'd expect.
  • Goku making fun of Uub and taunting him to get him to fight without hesitation, since he was so nervous. It worked magnificently.
  • Pan vs Wild Tiger. In short, Pan bitch-slapped Wild Tiger and kicked him out of the ring. It was hilarious to see Pan going around saying "number 1" again and again, and then taking down her opponent in two attacks.
  • Babidi turns away from his Crystal Ball in order to give Majin Buu the energy stolen from Gohan, figuring his minion Puipui could easily handle the heroes and might even win. When he goes back to the crystal ball, he sees...Goku, Vegeta, and Gohan playing Rock-Paper-Scissors to determine who gets to fight. The looks on Babidi and especially the Supreme Kai's faces are priceless.
  • A subtle one during an idle scene with the main characters playing cards on top of Kami's Lookout. Krillin and Roshi are making small talk while playing Go Fish and 18 is standing behind Roshi, gesturing at Krillin about which card he should pick. After about a minute of head and eyebrow turning, Krillin ends up picking the joker (the one card he didn't want). 18 could only drop her head in disbelief.

     DBZ Movies 
  • Lord Slug:
    News Anchor: Now, if you're anything like me, THEN YOU'RE SCARED AND YOU DON'T WANT TO SPEND THE LAST MOMENTS ON EARTH IN A TELEVISION STUDIO! So, uh, have a happy end of the world, see you, bye.
    • Plus Krillin's reaction:
    Krillin: Holy cow! I just wanted to see the sports!
  • "Broccoli! Just give it up it's all over!"
    • "Very tough but his name's Broly."
  • In the Fusion movie, Vegeta and Goku have been defeated by the Big Bad and Goku is trying to convince Vegeta to try the Fusion Dance so they'll be able to defeat him for once and all. Vegeta shoots the idea down every single time, until...
    Vegeta: "I'd rather be dead than fusing with you!"
    Goku: But Vegeta... [sigh] You're already DEAD!
    Vegeta: [... makes a damn pouting face]
    • Also, Pikkon biggest "part" is... shouting insults at Janenba's force barrier to debilitate it. Even he lampshades how utterly ridiculous this is.
  • Vegeta meeting his sister-in-law. It's quite humorous to see him be surprised by the introduction.
  • This Fourth Wall-leaning exchange at the end of the dub of the Android 13 movie, courtesy of Vegeta and Piccolo.
    Piccolo: Is it over?
    Vegeta: Not 'til the fish jumps.
    A fish jumps out of the water.
    Vegeta: It's over.
    Roll credits.
  • In Broly, Krillin shows off his martial arts skills, then Goku teleports right into the path of Krillin's fist.
  • In Return or Cooler, Goku falls from the sky after defeating the Big Bad. Gohan stands below, happy to see his father alive and well...only for Goku to hit the ground with the force of an anvil, leaving Gohan in stunned silence. What's more, he landed behind Gohan, nearly crushing some Namekians and with his head stuck in the ground.
  • Vegeta's Bingo Dance in Battle of Gods. Goku even lampshades just how big of a threat Beerus must have been if Vegeta of all people was that willing to toss away his pride.
  • Krillin's attempt at singing in Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan.
    • Chi-Chi tries to drill Goku for an interview with a private school she wants Gohan to attend. She ends up yelling so hard at Goku that the entire line behind him falls down.
  • Early in Cooler's Revenge, Goku is suddenly interested in Gohan getting his schoolwork done, and is in fact insisting he finish it before anything else. Chichi, hearing this, concludes that this sudden Out-of-Character Moment is the result of brain damage.
  • In Trunks The Story, which was adapted into the Trunks TV special, Trunks asks Gohan to take him to fight the 'droids. Gohan's response? "Trunks! Look over there!" *smack*
  • Another hilarious #18 moment was in Bio-Broly when she basically shows who's the dominant figure in the household.
    #18: Now do as I say and wait at Roshi's house.
    Krillin: No, I'm coming with you.
    #18: You look after the baby.
    Krillin Aww, but #18!
    #18: Why won't you simply obey me?!
    • Krillin, naturally, follows this up by dropping the baby off somewhere safe and ignoring her orders completely. Because he was worried. Which is fairly funny as well, if the nature of the relationship was that she gives orders and he just decides to follow them or not based solely on being a Nice Guy. It's like a twisted, almost heartwarming fusion of Goku and Vegeta's relationships with their wives. No wonder she always seems content yet annoyed with him.
  • From the UK dub of "The World's Strongest" (one minute and fifteen seconds in): "We would have to change the attitude of everyone on Earth to make them a PENIS!! In every way!!"
    • Well, okay, it's "obey us" but really, this is the closest thing DBZ will ever get to "Pingas".
  • In "Fusion Reborn", when Goku attempts to convince Vegeta to do the Fusion Dance as the former is just newly revived and the latter is dead and both are fighting a very powerful demon who's kicking both of their asses...
    Vegeta: I'd rather die than fuse with you!
    Vegeta: *realizes the Fridge Logic and pouts*
    • The literal translation can be considered even funnier:
      Vegeta: Fuse with you?! Hmph, I'd rather die!
      Goku: *gives an exasperated sigh and replies in a completely deadpan, matter-of-fact manner* But Vegeta, you're already dead.
    • Another Fusion Reborn funny moment, when Gohan punches Frieza and kills him in 10 seconds, the remaining warriors that tried to kill him decide to run like hell, jumping off the building Videl was on.
    • Also from "Fusion Reborn", the group summon Shenron to return all the souls to the other world, however he explains that he can't as there are no barriers between the worlds to keep them there. The group seems to ignore Shenron for the rest of the movie, and at the end...
      Shenron: Uh... Don't you people have any more wishes?
    • The best part of that, nobody bothered letting Shenrong leave so he's still stuck waiting for somebody ask for a wish at the end of the movie.
    "Is someone going to make a wish or what?"
  • Vegeta meeting Gure in the 2008 web special. The character being discussed, Gure, is a 2-foot, dot-eyed, dress-wearing alien with gray skin, while Tarble is a normal-looking Saiyan.
    Vegeta: Tarble, who is this with you?
    Tarble: Oh, sorry. This is my wife.
    Vegeta: *looking like his eyeballs are about to beat a hasty retreat from his skull* Your WIFE!?
    Gure: *runs up, smiling cheerfully* How do you do, brother? Nice to meet you! *bows* It's an honor!
    Vegeta: (totally catatonic) *bows* Oh, no... the honor's mine...
  • When Goku goes back in time to meet Kid Goku. It was part of a TV telephone game, but it's hilarious anyway. Kid Goku remarks that his adult self looks familiar.
    • A similar meeting also occurs in Budokai Tenkaichi 3's Dragon Story mode.

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