Police Officer: Did he say anything before he died?
Pike: What about?
Mrs. Marcus always feels compelled to speak up and argue fiercely, whatever the topic. Then it is pointed out that her son-in-law "is not that good a driver"... and she remains absolutely silent.
Even for complete strangers, it only takes a few minutes to know Mrs. Marcus: "We'll get no place if we continue listening to this old bag!" Ironically, she was offering the most sensible deal at the moment.
And in a minute: "Good luck and may the best man win! Except you, lady. May you just— drop DEAD!"
"All right, we all agree on that..."
While figuring whether the treasure should be divided into four or eight shares:
Melville: Speaking for my wife and myself, we'd be just as happy...
Dingy: Happy with two-eighths instead of a quarter? Awfully big of you.
Russell mindlessly parroting his mother-in-law's words (by a habit acquired long ago, one might surmise):
Mrs. Marcus: You're overlooking one little thing.
Russell: Yeah, we're overlooking one little thing...
Benjy: What little thing?
Russell: Yeah, what little thing?
Pike's changing facial expressions as he's listening to the sound of his cargo falling down.
And the nearby police watching the whole thing in disbelief.
"Holy jumping! They're going back for more!"
"My arm! You broke my arm!"
Then after the whole thing is over, the police move in:
Cop: Are you fellas' alright? Ray:Now they show up! Where were you when we needed you? Irwin: Writing parking tickets, I suppose. Cop:(in disbelief) They're still alive!
The Crumps' attempts to break out of the locked store room. First the alarm fails to ring:
Melville: The stupidest burglar in the world could come in and walk away with everything, and we can't even get out.
Culminating with Melville making one final attempt, destroying the staircase while he's standing on it:
Melville: (after Monica digs him out of the rubble) "Monica...now let's forget about the door, huh?"
Monica: Melville, don't go in there! You'll be killed! You'll be blown to bits!
Melville: Monica, for heaven's sake! I just want to take a look! Why do you always imagine I can't do things for myself? Don't you think I got any sense at all? Why can't you have a little confidence in me?
The climactic montage of catastrophe right before the intermission. All the set-ups come to a fantastic finish here:
The Crumps using extinguishers to try and put out the fire in the hardware store basement.
Meyer's car sinks into the "shallow" river. The musical sting as the boy waves goodbye to Meyer is the icing on the cake.
Russell and Hawthorne fail utterly in their attempts to beat the tar out of each other after Hawthorne's car overturns.
Mrs. Marcus wails to Emmeline and Pike that she is bleeding after her ride on the runaway tow truck.
Sylvester blubbers frantically as he speeds on his way to "save" his mother from unknown danger.
Benjy and Dingy scream in terror as their plane spins completely out of control and crashes through a Coca-Cola billboard.
A thoroughly miserable Culpeper holds two phone receivers next to each other as his daughter cries hysterically over one phone and his wife tries to talk her down by blaming Culpepper for everything over the other phone. Leading to one of Culpepper's subordinates coming in and innocently asking if there's anything wrong. Then Culpepper slowly turns to look at him.
... and then a pleasant pause with some nice music while you're picking yourself off the floor.
And how about when the air control tower told them to stay calm? Dingy and Benjy become calm like they're told, but Dingy quickly snaps out of it in time to see Benjy with a goofy expression on his face serenely letting go of the controls.
Dingy: (Dope Slaps Benjy) Not that calm, you idiot!
Also this exchange, when Dingy is trying to snap Benjy out of his frozen fear state:
Dingy: (Dope Slaps Benjy a few times) Benjy don't freeze! Benjy don't freeze!
Colonel Wilberforce's long and slow introduction was probably meant to reassure Benjy and Dingy, but it actually made things worse:
Colonel Wilberforce: Men, this is Colonel Wilberforce speaking. These gentlemen here have asked me to take charge of this situation, so I immediately said that I'd be glad to take charge of it. Before I say anything else...
Benjy: I don't think he's going to help us, Dingy!
And then Colonel Wilberforce's attempt to speak to them in Layman's Terms also backfired:
Colonel Wilberforce: Now, the stick that you're holding, that is, I assume that... (Beat) Men, are you holding that stick? IS SOMEBODY HOLDING THAT STICK?! OVER!
Benjy: What stick? Oh, the wheel! I'm holding it.
Dingy: We're both holding it!
Indeed, Colonel Wilberforce is prone to choosing exactly wrong words:
Colonel Wilberforce's voice on the radio: Just one minute more, it'll be all over. (a flabbergasted look on Benjy and Dingy's faces) I mean, it'll all be over... I mean, courage, men!
Sylvester's girlfriend go-go dancing in a bikini, with a stone face that Buster Keaton would envy. They music they're dancing to pauses for a second, they both stop perfectly in sync, and continue once the song does, giving no acknowledgement to the ringing phone.
Later, on Mrs. Marcus's third attempt at calling him they're finally dancing to soft, slow music and so are able to hear the phone. Sylvester just keeps dancing to the ringer.
Jerry Lewis driving over Culpeper's hat, after it got thrown out the window by accident.
Don Knotts's cameo as an (of course) nervous driver, especially since he's paired with con-man Phil Silvers, who covers by pretending to be a secret agent ("Can you handle a gun?").
A wonderful quiet moment in all the noise - as they all frantically dig for the treasure, Benjy suddenly notices the unfamiliar Culpeper next to him. He stares fixedly, then Culpeper turns, stares back...and slowly breaks into a big friendly smile. Benjy slowly smiles back, then turns away with a big, goofy 'yeah, this is good' grin.
Mrs. Marcus in stunned disbelief at how badly her call to Sylvester has backfired, before snapping out of it. "EXACTLY LIKE YOUR FATHER! A big, stupid, muscle-headed moron!"
Also the moment when the other treasure-seekers foil her Victoria's Secret Compartment moment with the car keys by turning her upside down and shaking her.
Pretty much any time Sylvester opens his mouth due to his different manner of speaking. Particularly his last line:
Sylvester: You could've taken a fair share like the rest of us, but no...you had to... grab up the whole scene, baby.
Then there's the part where he catches up with Russell and Hawthorne, whom he believes mistreated (and possibly raped) his mother. It's basically a slapstick version of No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
Sylvester:Are you English?! Just answer me, ARE YOU ENGLISH?!?! Hawthorne: Well yes, as a matter of fact I am. Sylvester:(starts to hyperventilate with rage) Hawthorne: What's the matter, don't you like the English? Sylvester: AAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!! (tosses him from a low bridge)