Funny: Gremlins

  • The gremlins caroling... singing their own theme tune instead of Christmas songs.
  • The gremlins watching "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and loving it.
    • Also when it cuts from the gremlins singing along to "Heigh Ho" to Gizmo doing the exact same thing.
    • Also, one of the gremlins is wearing mouse ears.
  • Gizmo crying out "Bambi!" when he sees a deer in "Snow White".
    • In the same vein, when Mr. Wu tosses Randy Peltzer's money on the couch, Gizmo exclaims "Moolah!"
  • When Randal says the new batch of Mogwai could replace the dog as a family pet, Barney gives a whimper and stands up as if he was offended by that. Becomes a bit of a Mood Whiplash when Billy finds Barney strung up outside on Christmas Tree Lights.

From the sequel:
  • The antics of the "retarded" Gremlin. Even when he unknowingly kills many of his brethren.
  • The talk show interview with Brain Gremlin.
    Grandpa Fred: Creature, what is it that you want?
    Brain : Fred, what we want is, I think, what everyone wants, and what you and your viewers have: civilization.
    Grandpa Fred: Yes, but what sort of civilization are you speaking of?
    Brain: The niceties, Fred. The fine points: diplomacy, compassion, standards, manners, tradition... that's what we're reaching toward. Oh, we may stumble along the way, but civilization, yes. The Geneva Convention, chamber music, Susan Sontag. Everything your society has worked so hard to accomplish over the centuries, that's what we aspire to; we want to be civilized. (a silly Gremlin with a beanie cap acts goofy next to Brain) You take a look at this fellow here. (BLAMMO!) Now, was that civilized? No, clearly not. Fun, but in no sense civilized. Now, bear in mind, none of us has been in New York before. There are the Broadway shows - we'll have to find out how to get tickets. There's also a lot of street crime, but I believe we can watch that for free. We want the essentials. Dinettes. Complete bedroom groups. Convenient credit, even though we've been turned down in the past...
  • Most of everything Girl Gremlin says.
    "What a hunk!"
    "Oh, why can't you commit?!"
  • The brief scene in the building's stock market department:
    Gremlins: BUY! SELL! BUY! SELL!
    Brain: ...Well, it's rather brutal here. We're advising our clients to put everything they've got into canned food and shotguns!
  • A particularly well-suited Shout-Out as the Gremlins melt and die:
  • "We can't let them get away! All they have to do is eat three or four children and they'll be the most appalling publicity!"
  • Leonard Maltin's cameo, where he condemns the first movie and is mocked and attacked by three Gremlins.
    "I was just kidding! A ten! It's a ten!"
  • When the Bat Gremlin crashes through a window, the hole it leaves is shaped like Batman's insignia from the 1989 movie.
  • Electric Gremlin being trapped in the phone system, on hold - and screams in terror and pain when forced to constantly listen to Muzak. ("Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head", appropriately.)
  • Trapped in the elevator, Kate asks for the alarm to sound. Nearby Gremlins respond by making buzzing noises.
  • The Gremlins interrupting the movie to perform shadow puppets and then show another movie ("Nudie! Nudie! Nudie!"). The manager of the movie theater asks Hulk Hogan to handle it.
    "Okay, you guys, listen up! People paid good money to see this movie! When they go out to a theater they want cold sodas, hot popcorn, and no monsters in the projection booth! Do I have to come up there myself? Do you think the Gremsters can stand up to the Hulkster? Well, if I were you, I'd run the rest of Gremlins 2! Right now! Sorry, folks, it won't happen again."
  • Lenny constantly knocking George down with random heavy objects and the annoyed grunts and looks George gives him.
  • When the building's fire alarm gets pulled:
    Alarm-voice: Fire: The Untamed Element, Oldest of Man's Mysteries, Giver of Warmth, Destroyer of Forests! Right Now This Building is on Fire!
    Woman in corridor: What?
    Alarm-voice: Yes! The Building is on Fire! Leave the Building! Enact the Age-Old Drama of Self-Preservation!
  • Fred: Hey, Billy! The lights are going crazy.
    Billy: Yeah, we know!
    Fred: (chuckles to himself) You're young. You know everything.
  • One Gremlin while Mr. Futterman is spraying water on the Gremlins is in a bathtub singing, "Singing in the bathtub, la la la la la!"
  • At the end Gizmo is calling out, "MTV! HBO!" and other cable channels, because, according to Billy, Gizmo heard he has a cable subscription.

From the first film's Novelization:
"I forgot to tell him not to feed them after midnight," [Billy] said, disgusted with himself.
"Don't worry," Pete said. "I'll stop by after I do my Christmas tree routine. It'll only be eight o'clock."
"You won't forget?"
Pete crossed his heart. "Word of honor," he promised. "May I turn into a Christmas tree forever if I forget."
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Pete forgot.
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