Funny / Project Runway

Season 1

  • First episode, Vanessa bought a craw fish from the supermarket, with the money that should be bought into designing clothes.
    • Turns out she DID have a plan with the crawfish, but couldn't incorporate it into her outfit (the crawfish were going to be caught on her net) but still a case of What the Hell, Hero?
  • Anything related to Morgan, thank goodness for her runway walk.
    • Special mention to Episode 5's wedding challenge, where Morgan is paired with Jay. Hilarity Ensues.
    Morgan: Jay's gonna be my bitch.
    Jay: (in the Confession Cam, after getting every-single-one of Morgan's suggestions) Morgan just bangs into the room and and she's all "ARGHH ARGHH".
    Jay: (talking to Kevin) And she's all "I want sheer...". A sheer wedding dress. 'Cause I know there're gonna be princesses in this group, like, vails, valses and poof, and then comes Morgan [ Sound-Effect Bleep ] her nipples showing up in her wedding gown. I'm gonna go home this week, because Morgan is sabotaging me~
    Jay: (over the phone with Morgan) Morgan!
    Morgan: Hello? JAY!!
    Jay: Listen (gets interrupted by Morgan ranting nonstop about sequins) Nonono, let me explain... (Morgan keeps ranting) It's not gonna be like... (Morgan keeps ranting)
    Jay: (in the Confession Cam) ROARROARROARROAR!!! (Beat) ARRGHH!!
    Jay: Morgan I ta- (Morgan keeps ranting) Morgan... Morgan. MORGAN!! Morgan, let me talk.
    Jay: I found myself getting caught up in the emotional rant of Morgan. Rather it'd just being fun, but now I'm getting worried. (cut seconds later with Jay venting to Kara Saun) And now the biggest day of her life, I'm the one sewing the [ Sound-Effect Bleep ] dress for it! ARRGHH!! I'm gonna die!! I hate this! I hate this project!! (Beat) So, now that I'm thinking, I kinda want to sabotage her. Nah, if I was doing that I would make what Nora is making. I mean like "Morgan, I covered your dress in roses".
  • Austin wearing Jay's postal uniform outfit...
  • For the last challenge, everyone gets shocked after Wendy makes it to the Final 3 instead of Austin. Jay has this to say:
    Jay: (in the Confession Cam) She [Wendy] just had that face, and you think... For the last challenge, Wendy, you could've put lipstick on. That's the first think I thought.
  • During the Team Challenge, Vanessa was singing about how she didn't sew well, trying to be funny to compensate for the stress. Instead, everyone was getting annoyed.
    Jay: The bitch's gonna get stabbed.

Season 2

  • Zulema: "I would like to have a ...
  • Santino Rice and his impersonation of Tim Gunn from Season 2.
    • Using the Tim voice to recite lines from "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails, including "I want to fuck you like an animal".
    • The entire story of Tim Gunn and Andrae having a fight in the middle of a Red Lobster while on a date. Even funnier when Tim then confronted him about it, and being a good sport, laughed along with it.
      • The episode's outtakesnote  revealed that this was actually the second time Tim confronted Santino about his impressions: the first time, Santino wasn't wearing a microphone — and there weren't enough witnesses.
      Tim: Santino, I'd like to discuss these "impressions" you've been doing of me.
      Santino: (facepalms) Oh, no...
      (Tim motions for the camera to follow him to Santino's work station.)
      Santino: (to cameraman) No, you don't want to see this.
      Tim: Yes he does.
    • Andrae's reaction to the whole incident: "Is there anyone out there like Santino? In the world? I don't think so. And if there is, don't call me, please. Because one is enough."
  • Season 2, Episode 7: When Emmett walks out in a neon pink skating outfit.
  • Andrae's 9 minute 50 second crying jag on the runway. It's all in the reactions: some of the models and designers are crying, too...and then you get to Santino, who has barely contained church giggles, and then as we hit the 5 minute mark more and more people just looking bored and hoping for a break in the crying so they can move on.
  • During the "Social Scene" challenge, Tim and Lupe discuss her design:
    Gudalupe: (to Tim) I thought it looked like crap.
    Tim: I'm not going to debate that.
    Gudalupe: Yeah, it looked like crap.
    (They stare at the design.)
    Tim: ...I'll leave you alone.

  • The Reunion show is a goldmine of funny moments:
    • Heidi's Malaproper: "They sold out like beagles"
    Heidi: "What do I know, I'm German"
    • Right after Santino gets called out for offending every single one of them, a clip of all his Confession Cam comments is shown.
    Santino: I know, I'm horrible.
    • Also, showing Santino was not the only one who badmouthed everyone, it's shown all the designers have been talking about the others.
      • Heidi S. asking if Raymundo was foreigner because of his name.
      • Raymundo declaring Daniel Franco was making up the Girlfriend in Canada.
      Raymundo: "If the boy says he's straight, leave the boy think that".
      • Raymundo later apologizes to Daniel Franco and accepts he's straight.
    • The segment "Project Talkback".
      • Jay shunning Kara's long explanation.
      • Andrae's big debate about a Barbie dress and a wig.
      • Santino and Nina's bickering. Heidi later told Nina said "I thought Santino was going to jump off the runway and strangle me in my chair."
    • Heidi asked Andrae if his tears were fake or not, indirectly saying it must be because he was from Los Angeles... To which all the LA designers stood up towards Heidi and balled their fists.
    • Tim reads a question to Guadalupe about if her elimination was fair, compairing to Marla's rip-off dress. The bit went like this:
      Tim: We have a question from Arianne writes "Guadalupe..."
      Guadalupe: Heyaa, Arianne!!!
      Santino: Have you all guys been drinking or something? 'Cause... I want what they're having.
      Tim: Did you feel that your elimination was fair? Even thought Marla had plagerized a dress Nicky Hilton had worn before?
      Guadalupe: Honestly, I can only give him a personal critique. Nobody would never know unless they personally respond to me. Would know what my personal response is. And that is of me, and personally I believe you can, like, push the boundries, and like Johnny Cash, "Walk the line and..."
      Heidi: This is so confusing. What was the question?
      Tim: I haven't a clue any longer!!
      Heidi: What was the question about?
      Tim: Did you feel your elimination was fair, given that Marla plagerized a Nicky Hilton dress? Yes or No.
      Guadalupe: Understand that Marla... has... an aesthetic that I... cannot... d-duppplicate. But Marla has an aesthetic that she cannot duplicate. And, Arianne, in national television, if can get this, you f*n' rock, 'cause you believe in what is true.
      (Awkward silece. Zulema claps in laughter)
      Guadalupe: Period.
      Guadalupe: I agree as well.
      Tim: Let's move on.
      • What made it funnier were the intercuts with everybody's faces. Zulema and Santino are laughing their asses off, Marla looks amused besides Guadalupe and all the others are confused.
    • One of the clips reveal that Andrae's meltdown ran over 10 minutes. At first everyone is feeling sorry for him and his story, but after the 3-4 minute mark, Santino could barely contain his laughter, Heidi was watching him amused, and Nina, Michael and some others on the runway were getting tired with "OMG! He's still going on" faces.
    • The "Andrae Montage".
      • Chloe and Kara are talking aout Andrae in the bathroom. Chloe starts to roll against the walls Andrae-style, while Kara imitates his accent, and then blows the hair dryer against her hair while yelling "I'm Andrae, baby!!"
      • Chloe and Santino talking about his Weird-British-French-Gay accent.
      • All of Andrae's Chewing the Scenery moments. Including twirls, expressions and Girly Run.
    • Season 2's contestants were also rather fond of breaking into spontaneous musical numbers. Behold, Project Runway: The Musical.
      • Special highlight to "Daniel Franco" song.
      Daniel Franco, where did you go?
      Daniel Franco, where did you go?
      Daniel Franco, where did you go?
      Don't give up!
      Daniel Franco, where did you go?
      See ya on Season 3!
      Daniel Franco, where did you go
      Daniel Franco, where... did... you...
      Hey. Where's Daniel Franco? Daniel? Daniel, come back!
      Where did you... Goooo!
      Auf wiedersehen, Modaf*cka!
    • During the reunion episode, when they begin to introduce the above-mentioned clip, Andrae gives us this gem:
    Andrae: Oh oh good, we're singing! I love to sing!
    • The utter look on his face just SELLS it.
    • By the end of the song, Daniel Franco cheered with big applauses, considering the song was about him.

Season 3

  • Mychael and Kayne practicing how to walk down the runway.
  • In the reunion show, there's a clip of Vincent yelling at one of the producers about his laundry bag. While it's a hard to watch moment because of how umpleasant Vincent is, what makes it funny is that outside in the balcony, Kayne and Mychael are making fun of Vincent while mimicking over his yelling.

Season 4

  • The Menswear Challenge gave us the designers reactions to having male models. Most of the gay guys are all gushing over how hot the guys were... except Kevin.
    Kevin: Everyone of the gay guys in the room was like freaking out. Me, the only straight guy, I was just like "Whatever. Let's move along".
    Steven: I'm finally understanding what it's like for straight guys when they say "Oh my God! I can't believe you got all these hot chicks standing around in their underwear. Ok. Fine. Should know. You win guys, I get it."
  • Michael Kors' contagious laughter. The fact that it's so out of character for Michael made it even funnier.
  • During "What's The Skinny?", Tim tells Chris that he should make all his decisions early while his brain is still fresh, rather than in the middle of an all-night work session:
    (Designers start to giggle.)
    Steven: Can you give us names? We want names!
    (Tim turns bright red.)
    Tim: (takes off his glasses and laughs) I really am an old fart. My old brain didn’t even go there.
    • And then, as Tim leaves the workroom, Steven asks him if he's coming back at 4; Tim replies, "I just may. After I’ve made my bad 3 o’clock decision."
    • Christian has this little quip about his client.
    Christian: I was given Kerry, and I said "What do you like?" And she said "I don't like print, I don't like color, I'd never wear a dress, I'd never wear a skirt, I don't like to show my arms, and I wear black every day, and a pair of jeans.", so I got very scared... and I was like "Ok...". BECAUSE YOU JUST LIKE ANYTHING!

Season 5

  • All the designers getting tired of Blaine trying to make "Girlicious" a thing. Leanne's reaction actually summed it up.
    Leanne: If I hear "Girlicious" one more time, I'm going to barf. And it would be "Barflicious", I guess.
  • Season 5 finale. Guest judge Jennifer Lopez is not available due to a foot injury. So the new 4th judge is none other than...Tim Gunn! Yes, the same Tim Gunn that Kenley Collins had been rude to all season long. Oops! Needless to say, Kenley did not win! Nice girl Leanne won. Nice woman Korto got a very close 2nd place.
  • Season 5: It's Tim Gunn! What more do I have to say?
  • The drag queens during the initial selection and during the actual runway and judging.

Season 6

Season 7

  • In Episode 2, the designers go to a farm. When Jay gets chosen by his model, he does a squee followed by a cartwheel on the soil (possibly fertilized). Tim does a very hilarious reaction to this.
  • In Episode 3, the Odd Couple pairing of Anthony Williams and Seth Aaron Henderson for a team challenge was pretty much an episode-long CMoF, a highlight being when Anthony chided Seth Aaron to "Stop acting up in front of company" during their consultation with Tim Gunn. A few moments can be seen here.
  • In Episode 9, the Challenge requested the designers to pair. The teasers for the episode had Emilio in the confessional saying "Don't pair me up with Mila. Please!" with a playful tone. When the episode aired, Emilio chose Seth Aaron because he knew Jay and Mila would hurt both of them, and later laughed a lot in the confessional when his plan actually worked.
    Jhonathan: Oh, Emilio. He's a naughty boy.
  • In Episode 10, Emilio decided to do for a print challenge a graffiti with his name E.SOSA, stylized like "ES♥SA". This gathers two reactions:
    • Mila at first doesn't get it until Emilio explains it to her, to which she replied that it was too early in the morning. Cut to her confessional admitting it was one of the worst prints in the room.
    • Tim could only read "ES♥SA" as "Emilio Sosa Loves Seth Aaron". Cue to Emilio not seeing it and Seth Aaron having a brief glance from his table. After going back and forth, Tim just decided to drop it by saying "I need to recalibrate".
  • During the home visits, Tim goes to Seth Aaron's house and, after telling him to scrap all of the looks, they still get to meet the rest of the family. This brings funny moments like a Family Game of Pictionary (at one option, Tim throws "Falopian Tubes" at one of Seth Aaron's daughter's drawings) and Seth Aaron and his son dragging Tim to a trampoline.

Season 8

  • Season 8, Episode 11: Ivy begins harassing Michael Costello, accusing him of cheating, and ends her voiceover/interview by warning him that karma will get him. Cut to a scene of Ivy nearly getting hit in the eye by a flying needle. Also counts as a Crowning Momentof Awesome for the editing staff.
  • Three words: Animal Wooly Balls.
  • Tim is at it again!
  • Tim's deadpan declaration that "Jackie Kennedy would not have camel toe."

Season 9

  • Three words: Anthony Ryan. Banana.
  • Tim Gunn making Team Nuts & Bolts do a prayer circle. The other designers didn't know how to react to that one.
  • During the Sheepdogs challenge, when the designers had to make outfits for a group of male rockers:
    Tim Gunn: [The zipper on these men's pants]... it really draws your eye to the crotch.
    Josh M: Right. [smiles]
  • In "Sew '70s," Rich Bitch Laura Kathleen goes on an extended rant about how Nina doesn't understand her taste and style. The editors cut to Viktor Luna looking up from his sewing machine with the most priceless look of disbelief.
  • Michael Kors' horrified scream upon seeing the back of Josh M's first look in "Sew '70s," made even funnier by the shots of Anthony Ryan and Viktor struggling to hold down giggle fits as Kors lights into the outfit.
    • Even funnier is that if you listen closely you can actually hear Joshua tell his model "Don't turn around" when Michael asks her to.
    • Also the shot of Michael Kors gearing up to ream the outfit as Josh introduces it. And Bert's "dear God" facial expression when Josh claims his outfit captures the joy and exuberance of the '70s. And Josh's pissy "ahem" as Viktor(?)'s giggles start to get the better of him. And best of all, the fact that this is all happening to the biggest Jerkass in the cast.
  • When Olivier asks Tim Gunn about D cup boobs, Tim's hilariously deadpan reply that he doesn't have any personal experience with them, so he doesn't know.

Season 10

  • Season 10's Dmitry pulls a My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels while describing competitor Ven:
    "I think Ven is... one-way monkey. No, no... he is one-trick pony. That is what I meant."
  • Tim Gunn describing Ven's first look in the print challenge as being "a homage to a menstrual cycle" while the other designers try (and fail) to pretend they're not listening. Of special note is Elena's face and Christopher's Facepalm.
  • Michael Kors saying that "Origami Rose" would be a great name for Ven if he were a Drag Queen.
  • Episode 11 of Season 10 is generally considered ridiculous in premise and pretty weak, but was salvaged by some hilarious reactions from the designers when having to work with both real babies and baby dolls that actually cry.
    • Dmitry being woken up in the morning and deadpanly declaring "Oh right, I'm a father now." And later announcing that he barely had time to put on pants in the morning.
    • Elena naming her baby "Asshole" and her horrified reaction upon waking up to the baby's cries. And while in Mood, asking Swatch (the store's resident Canine Companion) if he can be her baby instead.
    • The fact that Fabio is the only one who has any clue whatsoever what he's doing, and gets so into it that Dmitry has to remind him that it's not a real baby.
    • Tim's expression at the cheer that erupts from all the designers when he announces that he'll be taking their "babies" to "daycare" (i.e. letting them actually get some work done without having to worry about them) due to the sheer level of joy they have.
  • Elena gets hot glue on her thigh during the unconventional materials challenge. In the confessional, Christopher begins to sound sympathetic towards her... and then asks "But why were you wearing hoochie shorts to work?!"

Season 11

  • The Death Glare Heidi shoots Zac Posen when he comments that Patricia's look, which was designed for Heidi, would probably work better on a younger looking actress. Even better, his expression when he realizes what he just said.
  • One of the older woman clients telling Kate "don't believe in the golden years, be a slut!" and Kate sheepishly admitting to the Confession Cam that she's engaged to her high school sweetheart.
    • Later in the same episode, Stanley gets goosed by one of their clients, who says "I couldn't resist." Stanley seems bemused by this.
  • Tim approaches the three person team of Michelle, Particia and Layana and cheerfully asks "How's team threesome?" After a beat all four burst into laughter, followed by Tim saying "Moving on..."
  • Not the show itself, but recappers Tom and Lorenzo hilariously summed up episode 7:
    We wanted to punch Zac when he sniffed “First day of design school, we had to make a shirt.” Oh really? DID YOU HAVE TO MAKE THREE OF THEM? FOR GORILLAS? WITH A CAMERA CREW ON YOUR ASS?

Season 12

  • In the first episode, Justin says that if arguments in the workroom get too bad he can just turn his hearing aid off and tune them out. Cue episode two, where in the middle of Sandro and Ken going at each other the camera cuts to Justin doing just that.
  • Sandro refers to Timothy, who refuses to use electricity to make his garments because "it's not eco friendly" as "Amish."
    • In the same episode, asks if anyone has a straight pin, because "I need to sew my hookers."note 
  • During the team challenge where they're at Coney Island Timothy spots a unicorn toy and goes nuts over it.
    • Shortly after they start pulling apart their toys, Bradon is commenting to Sandro how his design aims to be "fluffy" while holding a piece of fluff (from the toys they had to rip apart). Sandro gets confused and thinks it's a sexual term. Judging from the expression on Bradon's face after Sandro whispers it into his ear, it's clear how Sandro thinks...
    • Just before Tim gives the 10-minute warning, one of the models (not used in the challenge) puts a leftover plush toy head on her own head...and doesn't realise that it still has fluff in it!
  • In the fourth episode, Sandro starts calling Tim "Top Gunn." This is then capped off with his Badass Boast that he'll make Zac leave the show (causing the other designers to burst out laughing in the background) and Tim telling him "You be Sandro. I'll be Top Gunn."
  • Episode 4: Helen and Dom start commenting about how her ties and the ties look like a vagina. Cue Sandro yelling across the room "Where is vagina, show me vagina!" and then commenting about vagina and clams (the censoring does not help).

Season 13

Season 14

  • Swapnil criticizing the other team's materials (made with paintball equipment on white fabric) as looking "like the '70s puked everywhere".

All Stars

  • Tim Gunn on Santino's behind-the-scenes behavior during Season 1: "I was ready to take a cyanide capsule."
  • Upon the announcement of the All Stars Season 2 cast, the "So that's what happened to Andrae!" jokes were endless.


  • Tim Gunn chasing Swatch the dog through Mood. The .gif of this moment became extremely popular on Tumblr.
  • While not from the show itself, Santino hosting the radio call-in show "Ring My Bell" is hilarious. Especially when he gets a call from...well, you just have to see it. (Warning: NSFW)