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Funny: Flash Gordon
The Filmation cartoon
  • Flash and Prince Thun have been enslaved, and are given food to eat.
    Flash: I'd rather starve than eat this.
    Thun: I'd rather keep up my strength.
    [Thun takes a bite and growls.]
    Thun: By the gods! I'd rather starve with you!
  • Flash defeating Ming with a brick. This happens three times across the whole series.

The 1980 movie
  • Early scenes with Zarkov and his assistant, Munson, who thinks the guy's crazy and tries to escape.
  • The Football fight scene where our hero takes on Ming's guards by playing quarterback. The whole sequence is a winner from Dale playing cheerleader to BRIAN BLESSED whacking random guards on the head with his staff while their backs are turned to Ming's priceless remark about Klytus' troops:
    Ming: Klytus! Are your men on the right pills? Maybe you should execute their trainer!
  • Dale's escape from Ming's chambers. The bit with the shoes, the unnecessary cartwheel - pure She-Fu.
  • Barin and Zarkov are blindfolded and chained up in a dungeon.
    Barin: Tell me more about this "Houdini".
    • Made even funnier by "LONG LIVE FLASH!" being randomly burned into the wall behind them.
  • At Ming's wedding, ships fly two banners in the background. The first says "All creatures shall make merry". The second says "Under pain of death".
  • Then you have the wedding vows:
    Priest: Do you, Ming the Merciless, Ruler of the Universe, take this Earthling Dale Arden, to be your Empress of the Hour?
    Ming: Of the hour, yes.
    Priest: Do you promise to use her as you will?
    Ming: Certainly!
    Priest: Not to blast her into space? (this earns him a Death Glare from Ming) Uh, until such time as you grow weary of her.
    Ming: I do.
    Dale: I do not!
  • Long live Flash! You've saved your Earth. Have a nice day.
  • "Give me the REMOTE CONTROL!!!!!"
  • When Flash is about to perform a Dynamic Entry into Ming's throne room with a burning spaceship, we're treated to the sight of various folks running in terror, and Dale giving a Call Back to the football scene by shouting "Go Flash!" while fleeing for cover herself.

The 2007 series

  • Baylin sniffs a corpse's foot to get clues about the Monster of the Week.
    Flash: What's he got? Toe jam?

A Fish Called WandaFunny/FilmFlight of the Navigator

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