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Funny: Hataraku Maou-sama!
  • General:
    • Maou is convinced that he can eventually take over Japan (and maybe the world) by working his way up through the ranks of MgRonalds. He becomes obsessed with being the best employee he can, to the point that he seriously considered using some of his very limited remaining magic in the first episode when the fry cooker broke.
      • Becomes interesting once you find out that this was exactly how he rose to the top in the demon hierarchy. And when you consider that he's very patient and immortal, the plan suddenly isn't unfeasible at all.
    • Calling their (old and cheap) bike a Dullahan. This is done insistently and in the manner one would use for a mighty noble steed or air fortress.
    • Everyone acting like Maou and Emi are in a relationship. Maou is pretty indifferent to the idea, but the comedy comes from Emi's reactions. She always has very extreme reactions.
    • Emi and Chiho's many faces.
    • Anytime Miki-T is mentioned.
    • When one of the characters from Ente Isla gets passionate and yells, Maou (when it's not him) usually points out they are in public and then we get a beat of people staring at them.
    • A lot of funny moments involve two characters talking over a third character talking about something less important. It becomes a chore reading the subs.
    • Emi tripping on the staircase when leaving Maou's apartment.
  • Episode 1:
    • It starts with a badass beginning, and Maou flees with his right hand man, he declares his intent to come back - and lands in Japan of all places.
    • Alciel's attempts to use magic always fail. The first time he tries with the police that he and Maou meet, attempting to blast them, only for nothing to happen as a police officer and Maou watch silently; next scene he is in the police car with Maou. He tries again after leaving the police, and calls a taxi.
    Alciel attempts to invoke a powerful magic attack, pointing his hand at the sky and yelling.
    A cab silently pulls up and opens its door.
    Alciel: My lord, what just happened?
    • Then Maou getting information out of the police officer talking to him by using hypnosis, then going to find Alciel. Who is eating Katsudon. They all just freeze and stare at each other, blank-faced, Alciel with Katsudon in his mouth.
    • Maou trying to use Japanese, which is very broken. As Alciel congratulates Maou, they have a very dramatic sounding talk in their demon language.
    • Maou considers trying to survive on fast food till his next paycheck, which causes Alciel to break down, asking if this is Supersize Me.
    • Maou taking his job at MgRonalds way more seriously than the DEMON KING should.
    • "Is it ... human?"
      • "It spoke!"
  • Episode 2:
    • When Emilia comes to Maou's house to confront him, Alciel locks her out. As he and Maou explain the situation, you can hear Emilia yelling outside, banging on the walls and the door, threatening to break in, complaining about how things have been really difficult for her, and she eventually breaks down into sobbing.
    • When Emilia rings the doorbell and tells Alciel who she is, she tells him to "Open the door and take your judgement like a man." Cue Alciel locking the door, hooking up the security chain, and then freaking out. Not very manly, but hilarious nevertheless.
    • This exchange:
    (Emilia is in MgRonalds, staring angrily at Mao. Cheerful music is playing on the MgRonald's speakers.)
    (Maou maintains a cheerful smile despite Emilia's angry expression.)
    Maou: Welcome.
    Emi: May I have a moment?
    Maou: Are you ready to order, Miss?
    Emi: I need to speak with you outside.
    Emi: When you get off work, meet me at the intersection where we met. I won't take no for an answer.
    Emi: Come alone.
    Maou: Okay, just the sandwich then. One Big Mag burger please!
    • And of course, Emi is seen walking out with the burger.
    • At the beginning, Emilia pulls out a knife and Maou immediately asks her if she bought it at the 100 yen store.
    • Emi makes fun of Maou's alias name Sadao, resulting in this line:
  • Episode 3:
    • Emi and Alciel stalk Maou and Chiho, who are on a date. This would be funny enough, but when Emi starts listing what Chiho has done to prepare for the date, we get this gem.
    Emi: She creates an image of summer freshness while emphasizing her body lin- whoa, those are big!
    • When Alciel asks what she meant, she goes on a rant about how smaller ones mean cheaper armor and don't get in the way.
    • After Alciel and Maou find that Emi returned the key, Alciel mentions how heroic that was. So Maou asks him what he would have done with it, and Alciel responds he would keep it, leading to this:
    Maou: "That's demonic."
    Alciel: "Well, I am a demon. What about it?"
    • While going clothes shopping for the date:
    Alciel: "I cannot allow you to go on a date wearing Unislo from head to toe."
    Maou: "Y-you little ... Apologize to the world's #1 apparel chain and to me for that!"
    • The fact that Maou and Alciel listed Emi as their guarantor just because they can pisses Emi off. It also turns out that Emi faked her age but the real reason she's pissed off is because they apparently did it to cause trouble for her.
    Maou: Well we could've asked my boss but...
    Alciel: You don't want to cause trouble for her, do you?
    Emi: But you would do for me!?
  • Episode 4:
    "Don't cling to me! It's creepy! Cut it out!"
  • Episode 5:
    • Emi deflecting a magic bullet, only for it to bounce off her gauntlet and smack Maou right in the face while he's holding up the falling bridge.
    • Alciel being late to the fight because he went back home to get his cape.
    • And then it has Maou chewing Lucifer out for possibly making him late for work and missing out on his perfect attendance bonus pay.
    • Emi's companions limit the Idea Link to those who were constantly thinking of Maou. This includes Chiho, who blushes at the revelation and screams in shock when Maou and Alciel get back to the apartment, causing them to scream as well.
    • Alciel's dying words(if he died) was telling Maou to save money.
    • Alciel being more pissed off that Maou was spending money to watch movies, instead of the fact Lucifer had betrayed them.
    • Maou decides not to go back to his world, as he has a lot of shifts this month.
    • Alciel knocks out Olba with some cars. Olba then tries to chastise Emi for working with Maou...only for her and Maou to call him out for working with Lucifer.
    Emi and Maou: "Like you could say anything…"
    Maou: "Baldy."
  • Episode 6:
    • First Lucifer is now living with Maou and Alciel, and he is a neet. He proves that he has gone native like Maou and Alciel by hacking into Emi's computer at work. Emi's and Lucifer's faces when he does that is hilarious.
    • What's a power so great it was able to knock out Lucifer, Satan, and Alciel?... A photo of Miki in a swimsuit.
      • Which Alciel tries to use as a weapon.
    • When Maou chides the others for being defeated by a photo, Lucifer dares him to look and Maou desperately tries to change the subject.
    • The entire plot of the episode was Lucifer tricking them into getting his Pasta(Vita) back for him. Their faces when they find out is gold.
    • Maou being completely oblivious to Chiho's feelings; even Alciel looks amazed by this.
    • Maou giving the barbecued meat a Breaking Speech.
    • Maou is afraid of haunted emails that'll take you to hell and freaks out when Lucifer calls him at that exact moment.
      • A Demon King who is afraid of being sent to HELL? And relaxing when he realizes the person on the other end of the line is LUCIFER, a Demon? It makes you wonder who would be on the other end of the line if the call was really meant to take Maou to hell.
  • Episode 7:
    • Begins with Maou's expression when he takes the box of Udon from Suzuno and finding it MUCH heavier than it looks, especially when Suzuno, who is a head shorter than him, lifts it up with no trouble.
    • It is then quickly followed by Maou's and Alciel's reaction as Suzuno tries to pull out the letter she got with the same photo from last episode. In slow motion.
    • Emi finally feeling that she probably looks like someone that's stalking Alciel and Maou.
    • Emi falling down the stairs. Twice.
      • The first time Maou catches her. Only for her to freak out and attack him, causing him to drop her on her head.
      • She catches herself the second time though.
    • Chiho's reaction to the double-decker bento Maou gets from Suzuno.
      • Which only escalates when she sees the heart design on top of the rice.
    • The masked assailant who attacks Emi near the end of the episode. When they first meet, he rushes at her...only to then slam into the glass door of the convenience store.
    • Maou introducing Urushihara to Suzuno. Especially for those who know Japanese, since it either is or highly resembles Boke and Tsukkomi Routine (only without the paper fan).
    Urushihara: I'm Urushihara. Nice to meet you. / Urushihara desu. Yoroshiku.
    Maou: He's also a total bum. / Hikikomori desu.
  • Episode 8:
    • Wasn't there some fried chicken?
    • Suzuno's reaction to technology.
    • Also the identical looks on Urushihara, Emi and Ashiya's faces when Maou suggested that Suzuno work at MgRonalds.
      • Urushihara also silently snarks in the background.
    • Suzuno copying Emi in spilling the creamer, and even giving a small fist pump when she does it.
    • Kisaki, the MgRonalds manager, telling Maou about how one of her colleagues got reassigned to Greenland after losing sales to a rival chain. Maou's reaction after Kisaki threatened him with the same if he screwed up against Sentucky is priceless.
  • Episode 9:
    • Ashiya accepting Emi's offer in Sentucky immediately without batting an eyelid.
    • Ashiya's "explanation" to Rika about he and Maou's relationship with Emi, transforming the story of a deadly war between demons and humans in a magical realm into a story of corporate warfare on Earth where he and Maou were founders of an up-and-coming company Maou Inc. and were forced into bankruptcy by their rival company where Emi was its star employee.
    • This exchange:
    Ashiya: "They evidently serve organic coffee."
    Maou: "Coffee made from ogres?!"
    Ashiya: "Organic. It means grown with natural pesticides."
    Maou: "Naturally pestilent ogres, huh?"
  • Episode 10:
    • Emi's reaction to Chiho's assets followed by Suzuno's first "swimsuit."
    • When both Emi and Chiho express their dislikes for reptiles, their respective imagine spots are hilariously different - Chiho was freaked out by a small, normal lizard while Emi was desperately trying to hold off in combat against a basilisk (note the petrified warriors).
      • Also, Suzuno's description of lizard dishes which she tried during her time in the South in Ente Isla.
    • Urushihara going on an online shopping spree while Ashiya was confined to the toilet after a bad case of food poisoning.
    • Sadao feeling uncomfortable at the comments everyone gave about Sadao the monkey, much to Emi's amusement.
    • Urushihara tries to get his package but gets a leg cramp.
    • And the subsequent exchange when Maou receives the package instead of Urushihara:
    Ashiya: "Jungle..."
    Urushihara: "Uh, you see... this is..."
    (Ashiya approaching Urushihara closer and closer while the latter begins to murmur "too close" repeatedly.)
    Ashiya: "What the hell is this? Just go ahead and say it. What did you do while I was living in the toile-"
    (Ashiya turns pale as his stomach acts up again, and the next scene cuts directly to him in the toilet)
    • Chiho trying to show off her bathing suit to Maou and getting annoyed at him not paying attention.
  • Episode 11:
    • Ashiya is still sick.
    • Urushihara tries to snark at Emi, who was looking at a large bikini top:
    Urushihara: "There'd be room to fit two of…" *gets hit with a doll*
    Emi: "SHUT UP, NEET!!"
    • Urushihara explodes in anger at not getting a decent cup of guava juice.
    Emi: "You could just drink some water."
    Chiho: "Or you can use a Sugiya bucket."
    Urushihara: "DAMMIT! GIMME A BREAK! What is wrong with you?! WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS?! THIS ISN'T FAIR!"
    • "Being a NEET, I'm not supposed to go outside and all that, so..."
    • In the English Dub, Urushira's comment when they get the letter from Miki-T to sell the stuff she sent.
    Urushira: One. Two. Three. Not it
  • Episode 12:
    • Ashiya, while in hospital, worrying about whether an IV drip is covered by the National Health Insurance.
    • Maou being more concerned about the fact that the Dullahan is crushed beyond repair than the fact that Suzuno is attacking him.
    • Maou fights the entire climactic battle against Sariel in just his boxers because he doesn't want to damage his MgRonald's uniform.
      • Or rather he wouldn't be able to pay for the damages.
      • He actually had an undershirt as well, but the first of Suzuno's attacks got rid of it. After which she accused him of being indecent.
      • Also, Maou commenting on the reason why his pants don't get destroyed when he transforms.
      Maou: This underwear is made with cutting-edge material that can handle anything.
      Emi: Just how much do you trust your damn underwear?
    • Emi interrupting Maou's hammy speech to Sariel about his impending doom, causing Maou to finish his speech in monotone.
      • And her interruption was his fault, because he angered her earlier by commenting that her clothes were undone after saving her.
    • "Being a NEET is the best!"
    • Alciel is shown returning to his asskicking demon form in the hospital... but he arrives to the scene way too late again after the battle's already finished because he went back home to retrieve his cape again.
      • And he gets told that he needn't even bother if he was going to be so late.
      • And then he breaks down and cries.
    • At one point Urushihara takes some food (which Suzuno made) from the fridge, smells it, and comments that it "reeks of divine power, but food is food".
    • Chiho and Emi calling Sariel a pervert multiple times. He then gets angry at the Panty Thief comment and vehemently exclaims "I DIDN'T DO THAT" with Dramatic Thunder in the background.
    • Urushihara wanting Emi's bag back, because he believes she would kill him if he didn't give it back.
    • Maou calls Emi flat after she dismisses his rescue of her and as always she's furious at this. Suzuno tries to change the topic, then she becomes a target of Emi's wrath. Then Maou remembers his uniform and freaks out because he's missed out on work.
      Maou: Whatever... tiny tits.
  • Episode 13:
    • In Emi's dream, she dreams that Maou has regained his powers and taken over Hatagaya. He then states he'll take over Greenland.
      • Beyond the random factor, the thing that makes this joke even funnier is that Maou was in danger of being sent to Greenland if he lost that fast food battle against the SFC.
    • Ashiya chiding Urushihara for planting a tracking device on Suzuno, not because he respects her privacy, but because he's worried about the cost of the device!
    • Maou chucks Sariel into the Gate and he winds up in the MgRonalds freezer.
    • Mitsuki falling for Mayumi and creeping her out with his usual antics.
    • Urushihara snarking at jealous Chiho, only for her to tell him to shut up.
    • Maou's reaction to discovering Urushihara fell for a purchasing scam.
      • Also, Urushihara's pathetic attempt at hiding the boxes.
      • The very fact that it was Urushihara (you know, Lucifer, a demon) who got scammed is funny in itself.
      • When Alciel finds out he's working for the scam company, he angsts over what he's done. Emi reminds him he was a demon general.
    • After they got out of the scam, Maou's face at the guy who tried to scam them is awesome.
      • Maou then wonders if he can convert Emi (after helping them) to his side.
    • "Two khatsu-dum please!"
  • Lucifer's resume:
    • He misspells many words.
    • Ashiya is shocked to find out he has a phone number.
    • Gets called a NEET. Thrice, by three different people. And the worst once.
    • His guardian's name is "Maou Sadao". Below it is a "that's extremely regrettable" comment from Maou himself.
    • His birth date is rather amusing as well. Especially since he should have had a fake birth date that he could use here.
  • Volume 3:
    • Alas Ramus naming Satan as her papa. When Maou desperately asks her who her mother is to try and prove his innocence, she points at Emi. Right in front of the entire cast. Predictable hilarity ensues.
    • Ashiya being so impressed with Chiho being able to change diapers that he invites her to become a general of the demon army.
    • Gabriel tried to do the Weapon Across the Shoulder pose with Durandal, only for him to get cut by it.
  • Volume 10:
    • Maou (who for certain reasons could not assume his demon form) needs to break through some soldiers in Ente Isla. What does he do? He smashes through them on a motorcycle, using diversionary tactics such as throwing firecrackers at them, honking the motorcycle's horn loudly at their face, flashing the motorcycle's high beam at them, spraying insect repellant at their mounts' nose, and throwing homemade (kind of) molotov cocktails at them.
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