Funny: 101 Dalmatians

(1961) Disney Adaptation

  • The Truck Driver that the dogs are hitching a ride from gets exasperated as Cruella Drives Like Crazy.
    Truck Driver: Hey, lady! What in thunder are you tryin' to do? Crazy woman driver!
    • What's great about this part is the fact that he doesn't put up with it, and fights back. Though that's more like a moment of awesome.
  • Pongo practically drunk with happiness upon learning he's just become a father 15 times over.
    Roger: Oh, Pongo, you old rascal!
  • When the new dalmatian family is watching Thunderbolt, with one of the puppies resting on Pongo's head, and this little exchange:
    Patch: That dirty old horse thief! (growls and chews the rug) I'd like to tear his gizzard out!
    Perdita: Why, Patch! Where did you ever hear such talk? Certainly not from your mother. (glares at Pongo, who smirks)
  • Roger doesn't waste any opportunity to poke fun at Cruella.
    • Ditto for Cruella at Roger.
  • "Blast this pen! BLAST THIS WRETCHED WRETCHED PEN!"
    • What also makes this funny is that there's almost no change in Roger and Pongo when Cruella throws ink all over them.
  • Roger singing "Cruella DeVil" before going upstairs to continue playing the song by slamming the piano really loudly. And then playing it on the trumpet. And then on the trombone. All of which can be heard from downstairs while Cruella's visiting.
    • Made funnier by the fact that Roger came up with the lyrics right after saying Cruella's name
  • "Fifteen spotted puddles stolen? oh, balderdash!"
  • Jasper attempting to drink Sgt Tibbs, thinking him to be his alcohol.
  • Pongo's entire opening monologue is really quite funny, from him finding it ridiculous that Roger writes love songs and knows nothing about love, to him looking through Roger's Playboy-type magazines to get an idea of the kind of woman Roger might be interested in.
    • Not to mention when he finally spots Anita and Perdita, he's so busy checking out the hot lady dalmatian that he almost forgets to check Anita too.
  • The scene where the couples finally meet in the park is both this and incredibly adorable.
  • The deleted song "Don't Buy a Parrot from a Sailor", which was to be sung by Horace and Jasper. In the special features, it plays over sketches of Pongo and Perdita attacking them.

(1996) Live Action

  • Cruella
    Cruella: Do you like spots, Fredric?
    Fredric: I don't believe so, Madame. I thought we liked stripes this year.
    Cruella: What kind of sycophant are you?
    Fredric: What kind of sycophant would you like me to be?
    Cruella: More good women fall to marriage that war, famine, disease and disaster. You have talent, darling. Don't squander it.
    Cruella: Alonzo, the drawing. - Beat - Take! The drawing from Anita! And hand it to me! Is it difficult?!
    • The simple fact that she called her butler to fetch the sketch from the woman right in front of her.

The Sequel

  • Like in the first film, Cruella is this when she's not dishing out the Nightmare Fuel.
    Cruella: Don't worry - I've got a perfectly good idiot to take the fall for it.
    Alonzo smiles proudly.
    Cruella: Not you, Alonzo. Another idiot.

    Cruella: Alonzo! Find the rat and kill it! Le Pelt and I will be on the Orient Express!
    Alonzo: K... k... k... KILL?
    Cruella: The last time I underestimated a puppy, I wound up in the pokey!

  • Towards the end of the film, Cruella's plot has been foiled again, and she's suffered a particularly brutal Humiliation Conga that's resulted in her being baked into a large cake. As the police are leading her away, Le Pelt is asking how they're going to get out of this mess. Cruella's response? "Piece of cake."

The Series

  • In "Shake, Rattle and Woof," Cruella is trying to get Roger to sign a contract that would supposedly make Spot and three main dalmatian pup characters into stars. Roger asks her how he can know that these aren't the same old empty promises and Cruella tells him that he doesn't have to worry — these are new empty promises.
  • The presence in the local town of a thrift store called "Cruella Cares."
  • Cruella never gets Roger's name right when speaking it out loud... but has no problem coming up with the correct name when writing it on a check in an attempt to buy the farm.
  • Following Cruella's brief change of heart in the Christmas Episode she decides to start giving gifts, but after being told that all the stores are closed since it's Christmas, she improvises with office supplies... and proceeds to toss a photo copier out the top story window onto the people ice skating in front of her office building with absolute glee.
    • Also she was so full of Christmas cheer, that while celebrating Christmas with the Dearlys' she picks up a random puppy and hugs it.
      Roger&Anita: No! Not Whizzer!!!
      Cruella (After being urinated on): God bless us everyone...
  • Cruella and her mother being genuinely disturbed by Cruella's niece Ivy gleefully exclaiming that, since Cruella's now going to get everything her mother owns when she dies, and Ivy will get everything Cruella owns, she gets everything and proceeds to insanely laugh like a little demon before the end credits begin.
  • How Cadpig reacts to being told that Anita no longer works for Cruella in "Robo Rolly":
    Cadpig: Don't toy with my emotions, I'm fragile...and so are you!
  • The Playing Cyrano scene in "Swine Song":
    Cadpig: Oh Dumpling, beloved...
    Rolly: Oh Dumpling, you mud-head!
    Spot: He's dead.
  • In "Cruella World," the animatronic Cruella De Vil malfunctions, is stuck proclaiming "ACCESSORIZE OR DIE!" repeatedly, and chases after one of the titular theme park's patrons, with its head dangling from its body.'
  • In "Dalmatian Vacation," Cruella somehow ends up on a road trip with Roger, Anita and the dogs.
    Roger: You puppies settle down!
    Cruella: Let's make a pit stop at the pound!

Patch's London Adventure

  • The Thunderbolt auditions.
    Thunderbolt: (old hound dog appears to have finally stopped howling) Hey that's very (old hound dog starts back up again) Oh there's more!
  • Poor Jasper, Disguised in Drag.
  • And how can we possibly forget Cruella's reaction to hearing Roger's insulting song about her from her car's radio? To add insult to injury moments prior, she had just been rejected by the fur clothing store owner and is sadly entering her car.
    Cruella: Could things possibly be any worse?
    [Starts the car, the song plays]
    Roger [on Radio]: Cruella De Vil, Cruella De—
    Cruella [kicking the Radio]: SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UP!
    (Radio falls out the dashboard; Cruella groans and sobs as she starts driving...as the Car soon falls apart once again)