Funny / Lucky Luke
- In Les Cousins Dalton, we get to see the second incarnation of the Dalton at their beginning. Here are their original "Wanted posters":
Wanted: Joe Dalton; 1 dollar 90
Wanted: Jack Dalton; 75 cents
Wanted: William Dalton; a true art plaster object
Averell Dalton: Not Wanted
Averell (pointing at Luke): Hey, what are you doing Jack?! He is the one you are supposed to hit, not me!
- In Calamity Jane, Lucky Luke goes to the Saloon to see how Jane is doing. He finds her narrating the tales of her youth to the customers... who think she "knows how to find the good words to make the tale enjoyable":
Calamity Jane: So those [censored] Sioux attack our [censored] camp! Then I go find the [censored] captain, and I tell him...
- In the same story, Jane learns to bake for the first time and then makes her customers eat those cakes by pointing her gun at them. The looks on the men's faces tell us very clear how those cakes taste like. One guy who hasn't eat them yet comes up to her, opens his shirt and tells her to shoot him.
- In the next story involving Calamity Jane, she and Luke have to deal with a spreading myth about Calamity Jane being a ghost witch and demoness who eats people. During their trip, they are attacked by Indians, but when they recognize Jane, they run away terrorized. When she starts to go after them out of anger, the Chief decides to stay behind and give his life to save the tribe. Cue the following dialogue:
Chief: Devour me.
? Eeeeeh... no thanks, I already took lunch...
Jane: Ah, Luke! Please explain this moron I don't wanna eat him!
Chief: Ghost can eat Chief; all I ask is she spares his tribe.
Jane: Your tribe?! (to Luke) He overestimates my appetite!
- Then at the end, when they go to inform the Wells Fargo head about their success. The poor man is terrorized to see Jane (as the last time she saw him, she demolished his desk and two henchman because her new rifle had gone missing on one of his stagecoaches):
Luke: Chill out, she is not going to eat you!
- Almost everything that goes in Rantanplan's head turns out as this.
- Some plots actually qualify as Funny Moments. For example, one book involved a Clan war between two families, who recognize each other through their facial features and systematically shoot at each other whenever they meet each other. The problem is, they both aim incredibly bad, so they constantly fail at killing each others and only end up causing collateral damages.
- In one book, Joe decides that he and his brothers will cover their tracks by using fake names, calling themselves the Jones Brothers: Frank, Louis, Robert and Jim Jones. Needless to say, the others (especially Averell) have a hard time understanding this, and Hilarity Ensues:
Jack (to an infuriated Joe): Calm down, Frank!
William: Wait, no! Joe is Robert! You are Frank!
Averell: Wait, then who am I?
Joe: The next one who call me Joe is a dead man!
Jack: Calm down, What's-his-name!
Averell: No, seriously, who am I supposed to be?
Joe: You are an idiot!
- Cue William and Jack complaining due to Joe not allowing them to steal anything and begging him to do so just to get decent food:
Joe: No, you idiots!
Averell: But I didn't say anything!
- Then when William and Jack try to explain:
Averell: No! I am Idiot! Joe said so!
Joe: I TOLD YOU NOT TO CALL ME JOE! (beat him up) You idiot!
Averell (to William and Jack): See? Told you!
- And later still, when everyone's still ocnfused about their new names...
Calm down, Whatsyername...
- In one scene, the Dalton have captured Lucky Luke, but need to find Rantanplan. They decide to temporarily use Luke's help and advice:
Luke: We need to split up to cover more ground. Joe, go North; Jack, go South; William, go West; Averell, go East.
Joe: What about you?
Luke: Me? Well, I am following you!
Joe: Of course. Don't expect us to be stupid enough to leave you alone here!
(all Daltons follow the instructions and leave, each one believing Luke is following one of the others)
Luke (alone): They really are dumber than I thought.
- Marcel Dalton trying to have his nephews working in a bank. Cue this bit of dialogue:
Joe Dalton: Your money! Now!
Customer: But I am coming to give it to you, I want to open a credit here!
William Dalton: Normally, I should be on the other side, with a weapon!
Averell Dalton: Don't you have something to eat?
- One book has a Freud-esque psychologist trying to find criminals as test subjects to prove he can "cure" criminals by dealing with their Freudian issues. Lucky Luke and him go to visit the Jail, where the Warden presents him some of the prisoners. Said prisoners include:
- A man who refused to pay his food, arguing it was lacking salt, and killed everybody in the restaurant. Sentenced to five years for swearing and rude behaviour;
- A man who killed the Governor's brother-in-law. Originally sentenced to death, reduced to three years in jail by the Governor;
- A man who destroyed an entire town, killing twelve thousand people. Sentenced to one year for bothering the neighbours with the noises;
- A man who stole a horse; sentenced to prison for life;
- Even better is the psychologist's reaction:
Lucky Luke: Do any of those interest you, professor?
Psychologist: Not really, but I'd love to meet their judges.
- The shrink trips over Rantanplan, who only reacts once he's getting up.
- One book has Lucky Luke escorting a team as they go through a town full of Gambling Addicts. As they enter the saloon:
- A few panels later, Lucky Luke shoots in the air in an attempt to get people's attention. Someone bet his boots that his gun is empty; Luke immediately shoots a few more times. Cue the guy giving his boots to another guy in the next panel.
- "La Ballade des Dalton", Averell's response to the Desert of Thirst:
"Woulda been worse if it'd been the Desert of Hunger."
- Throughout the movie, Rintincan is convinced that the Daltons stole the jail (they actually blew it up while attempting to dig their way out), so he follows them around intending to capture them. When they reach the Desert of Thirst, this is what he has to say:
- In one book, Luke is escorting an artist in a town famous for being a place where everybody does nothing but drink and fight. As they approach, the artist suggest to go in a saloon named the Golden Spurr Saloon, but Luke suggests to instead go to the Silver Spun. The reason?
Luke: Because the Golden Spurr is very, very, very, very, very dangerous.... while the Silver Spun is just very dangerous.
- Les Dalton se Rachètent: a page starts depicts Joe Dalton with elegant clothes and being saluted by several characters after reforming ("How are you doing, Mr. Dalton?" "Good ol' Joe!" "Go say hello to that nice Mr. Dalton"); in short, he's become a well-respected, law-abiding citizen. Cue the next panel, where his siblings wake him from his scream-inducing nightmare.
Averell (still not getting the plan): Joe, I don't get it. Have we become honest men?
Joe: Averell, you being stupid is one thing, but I will not tolerate your using language!
- Tortillas for the Daltons:
- The Daltons discover Mexican food:
Averell: I love exotic food! What do you call this delicious crust around the frijoles?
Espuelas: It's called a terracotta bowl, amigo...
- Lucky Luke discovers tequila:
You put a pile of salt on the back of your hand, lick it up, and drink in one gulp... Salud! Refreshing, no?◊
- Joe decides to rob a local bank.
Jack: It'll be interesting to see foreign banks!
William: We'll be like tourists!
Averell: Maybe we'll get to go inside one of their jails! That way, when we get back we'll be able to tell Oxford Bill, who's always bragging about having been to prison in England-
Jack and/or William: (offscreen) Don't strangle him, Joe!
- After the Daltons attack the bank (which turned out to be empty, as the only money that passes through there are cock fight bets), the excited banker goes to the cantina to celebrate, as his bank is finally entering the modern business world (and even received advice on what a proper bank should look like from Joe).
- The Daltons train to act like mariachis to infiltrate a landlord's hacienda. Their singing is so bad it drives the bandito teaching them first to tears, then to attempted suicide.
- The final shootout:
Mì revolver! Mook 2:
Mì revolver's trigger! Mook 3:
The finger I use to pull mì revolver's trigger! Mook 4:
Ay! The tequila storage!