Funny / Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

This is one of the funniest anime of all time. We COULD just say "all of it" and leave it at that, but...

  • Sosuke thinking that getting girls means literally catching them, which he does. His Oh Crap! reaction when Kaname quickly explained what that actually means is hilarious.
  • Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu is rife with these, but the best is when Sousuke acquires lunch... with a gun.
    Sousuke: (fires warning shot in the air) I DEMAND A PLAIN ROLL!!
    • The look on Kaname's face is priceless.
      Kaname: Why plain!?
    • That whole episode was funny.
  • Oh come now, the Student Council President "translating" Sousuke's lines into street in the first episode. Chris Ayres' deadpan delivery in the dub is priceless.
    President Hayashimizu: Now listen, you punk, there's no way you'd beat me, so step off, 'cause you ain't even got one chance in a billion, you loser bi-otch.
    Sousuke: Your language skills are outstanding, Your Excellency!
    • Also the slo-mo fight between Sousuke and a horde of Bond henchman knockoffs.
    • And the wacky chase scene with the nutso cop lady.
    • SPLASHrollrollrollWHAK!
      Sousuke: ...Mens' and Womens' baths change at 10.
    • Don't forget Sousuke's complete inability to play arcade shooter games: He runs out of ammo so pulls out a real gun and blows holes in the screen. But the punchline is, when asked why he didn't just reload by aiming and firing offscreen, he responds:
    • And his failure in playing a Dating Sim when he chose not to help the girl in the game shop for a swimsuit.
      Screen: GAME OVER.
      Sousuke: Wait! If you cut off negotiations from one side, it will become a war! Accept the negotiations, I'll listen to anything you have to say! We should compromise a little bit. [beat] Where did Chidori and the others go?
      Shinji: They gave up, I guess.
      Sousuke: I don't understand, why?
  • How come no one has mentioned the rugby episode of Fumoffu? That episode was pure fun.
    • And then the game starts.
    • That episode was beautiful. It had Sousuke in a box, rugby team ass-kicking, and Sousuke's awesome and absolutely hilarious motivational training monologue, courtesy of a book from Mao.
  • Sousuke leading a group of yakuza into a highly fortified enemy stronghold to rescue Kaname, he and his elite team using SWAT-style Close Quarters Battle tactics against the enemy... while wearing amusement park mascot costumes.
    Kaname: What an embarrassing way to be rescued.
    Ren: Do you think so?, I think they're cute.
    • Sousuke training said yakuza. As they fail, he say's they're acting like street thugs, only for them to remind him that they are street thugs.
  • Not strictly part of the anime, but Arkada's review of FMP contains the most eloquent summary of Sousuke's attitude towards his captain; DO NOT WANT [edges away] WANT [edges forward] DO NOT WANT [edges away] WANT [edges forward] DO NOT WANT [edges away] WANT [edges forward]
    • The smoke bomb scene is hilarious too.
  • There's that scene where Kaname performs the Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex hold on Sousuke when he forgot her notes. And the subsequent mission that followed... all to obtain a notebook.
  • Any scene involving the Police Lady's involvements with Sousuke. Especially in her fight with Bonta-kun!Sousuke, someone was having a little too much fun.
  • Tessa explaining her credentials:
    Tessa: I'm a submariner! In other words, getting wet is my business.
    Kaname: Ooh. Poor choice of words.
  • Tessa tries to kiss Sousuke in Fumoffu when he was dragged unconscious out of the school pool after belly-flopping in to try and save her which is funny enough on its own. She loudly and dramatically declares that he needs CPR and as she leans in to put her mouth to his before Kaname pulls her back by the hair and angrily points out that he doesn't need it.
  • Flirting 101 Chidori Style
    • Probably the funniest part of that scene is the final line of Kaname's Motor Mouth spiel: "In other words, you need to act like Kurz!"
  • Kogure-sensei, the sports teacher, constantly tries to mess up the bread Sosuke and his friends are selling, only to fall victim to a Properly Paranoid Sosuke's anti-theft traps. Complete with shots of the man suffering as Sousuke outlines the effect of each trap on the human body to Chidori.
  • Mao trolling our Chaste Hero when she gets held up by the weather, meaning Sousuke has to spend the night alone with Tessa.
    "You can jump her bones if you like! You have my permission, you lady killer!"
  • Bonta-kun attacks a showering Tessa Psycho-style. With a banana!
  • The entire episode where a biowarfare agent is released in class and there's only one vaccine, with its hilarious deconstruction of Cold Equation, Lottery of Doom, Heroic Sacrifice and the inevitable Rousing Speech.
  • Sosouke in a karate fight.
  • Episode 8 has the pool scene, which really has to be seen. Especially the Flash Back to Kurz "convincing" Tessa to wear a School Swimsuit, with the other guys attending the 'briefing' nodding 'seriously' at Kurz's impassioned words.
  • Kurz giving a Rousing Speech to assault a heavily defended hill...so they can perve on the girls in a hot spring.
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