Aldo: I speak the most I-Talian here, so I'll be the escort. Donnie here speaks second most I-Talian, so he'll be your cameraman. Omar, over there, speaks third most I-Talian— Omar: I don't speak Italian. Aldo: Like I said, third best. Just keep your fuckin' mouth shut. Fact, why don't you you start practicin'!
Landa speaking perfect Italian, an Oh Crap moment for the Basterds.
Aldo realizes early that their plan is a horrible idea, and his face for the entire scene is a hilariously contorted grimace.
Even funnier is Aldo's contrast with Omar, who's being almost reactionless, and Donnie, who's just making this nervous shit-eating grin.
When Donny discovers where Hitler is staying and goes back into the theatre to get Omar, Omar's initial reaction is first unwilling as he's watching and apparently enjoying the propaganda film that's about a German sniper killing dozens of American soldiers.
The old-fashioned X-ray vision showing the bombs tied to the ankles of Omar and Donnie in the theatre.
Donny offering 'champagne,' which is clearly water, to Hitler's guards. "Cham-pan-yuh?"
Two words, or rather, seven words: "NEIN! NEIN! NEIN! NEIN! NEIN! NEIN! NEIN!"
Aldo's response to Landa's furious outrage upon his driver being shot.
Landa: You'll be shot for this!
Aldo: Nah, I don't think so. More like chewed out. I've been chewed out before.
And shortly before that, the painter of Hitler's HUMONGOUS PORTRAIT giving the Fuhrer a thumbs-up.
Fridge Brilliance. Artists uses thumbs as way of maintaining perspective on their subjects.
"Is that how they say it, that's a bingo?" The way he drops the humor and Affably Evil for confusion sells it.
"The Germans' nickname for me is 'The Little Man?'"
"To be honest, I'm surprised by how tall you actually are."
The best part is the look on Aldo's face during that exchange. He doesn't say a word about it, but you can see "Man, I was hoping he wouldn't find out about that," written right on his face, and he hastily changes the subject a moment later.
A little black humour in here, while rescuing Hugo, the Basterds kill his captors in the most over the top and bloody ways. After that, while talking to him, one of the soldiers appear to be alive, and one of the Basterds answers him with a shot. Without changing expression, or looking to him. Without camera movements. Its hilarious. No, really.
Not to mention that when they came in, guns blazing, Stiglitz doesn't even twitch.
Landa inspecting Stiglitz's body.
Landa: "Ah, Hugo. You've moved up in the world! Look at you, 'Lieutenant First Class', and with your record of insubordination. Truly remarkable."
Aldo's speech when recruiting the Basterds certainly qualifies:
Aldo: "Now, I don't know about y'all, but I sure as hell didn't come down from the goddamn Smoky Mountains, cross five thousand miles of water, fight my way through half of Sicily and jump out of a fuckin' air-o-plane to teach the Nazis lessons in humanity."
Landa has Aldo encuffed and his head in a black bag. He pokes him in the eye. Aldo headbutts him.
Shosanna's Imagine Spot where she pictures Goebbels boning his translator Francesca Mondino doggy-style.
Well, it's not too far fetched what Shosanna is imagining. This brief cutaway shot makes more sensewhen you read the script, where when this bit occurs, the narrator says, "Francesca Mondino is much more then Goebbels' French interpreter. She's also Goebbels' favorite French actress to appear in his films... [cue image of Francesca acting in the propaganda film "Sentimental Combat"] ...and Goebbels' favorite French mistress, to act in his bed."
Also a clever visual metaphor for the Vichy French, who just bent over and took it from the Germans instead of fighting for their country.
Landa's slight facial twitch when Aldo asks him if he plans to take his uniform off when he gets to Nantucket.
In the opening scene, Pierre LaPadite asks Landa if he can smoke, and pulls out a corncob pipe. Landa asks if he may smoke as well, and is told to make himself at home, whereupon... watch for yourself
"Dammit, Hirschberg!" It's not so much what Aldo says, more the way he says it, like Hirschberg's a young child who just broke something expensive rather than a grown man who just shot someone in the back of the head.
While negotiating with Aldo's OSS General over the conditions of his surrender, Landa goes over the details of the report of his participation of "Operation Kino" including placing Aldo Raine's dynamite in Hitler's balcony seat. By the way, that last part's actually true.
Aldo and Little Man casually discussing Landa's surrender, while Little Man has his knife halfway through a nazi's scalp.
Despite the shooting, death, and chaos in the basement tavern, all Stiglitz cares about is stabbing the shit out of Major Hellstrom over and over again.
Goebbele throwing a hissy fit when Shosanna mentions Lillian Harvey.