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Sailor Moon Season 1
- Serena (Usagi) running into Jadeite in the episode "Cruise Blues". Serena snuck into the cruise ship in the disguise of a photographer and Jadeite was currently disguised as the ships captain. Jadeite catches Serena in the hold and the pair start to chat, much to poor Jadeite's confusion.
Serena: I got separated from my friends and I took a wrong turn.Jadeite: I guess that makes sense. There is a big crowd on board.Serena: (sporting puppy-dog eyes) Oh please, will you help me look for them?Jadeite: (looking really awkward) Yes, I will. (Thinking) Wait a minute, why am I being so nice?
- The end of episode 3 (Episode 2 in the original DiC dub) where Serena is writing a love letter to Tuxedo Mask and tells Molly that it's homework. Miss Haruna arrives in the room just as she says this and chases the two of them around the room.
"You? Did homework? This is an event. Give it to me, I'll read it out loud to the class"
- The Japanese/Viz dub is arguably funnier. Ms. Haruna knows it's a love letter, but is just as excited to read it.
- Usagi's Epic Fail at training to be a proper princess/lady in Episode 37 ("Aim to be a Princess? Usagi's Weird Training"), with her slurping her soup, flubbing her words when offering coffee, and even falling asleep during the lesson. The crowner has got to be when the rest of the girls crash the dance class and everyone passes, including Ami and Makoto - except for Usagi (as expected), and interestingly, Rei and Minako (a gorgeous, elegant shrine maiden, and a self-proclaimed Goddess of Love and aspiring idol). Rei violently flings her partner around, and Minako utterly lacks a sense of rhythm. They don't get turned to wax, which happens to those who passed. Then the youma notes that one of them has to be Sailor Moon (And she's right. Rei and Minako note the youma had a pretty clever strategy...in front of Usagi.)
- Kunzite and Tuxedo Mask (who at this point is working for Queen Beryl) are arguing about whether or not Sailor Moon should be killed or the silver crystal taken. The youma sighs and says she has a headache because of the conflicting orders. And Sailor Moon offers her a cup of tea. And it proves to be the opening she needs to restore her.
- A very funny context near the beginning. Luna is reporting in at the arcade as usual, but the machine that's her comm link suffers a blackout and the next thing she sees...is Artemis. He just looks sheepish before Luna tees off about him bossing her around the whole time, especially since this is four episodes after they reunited in person. He basically blabbers back, "But you never asked!"
- In a nice prelude to Azumanga Daioh's shoe fortune scene, Episode 2 of the Japanese version and the Viz dub, has Usagi deciding to toss her shoe to determine where to go read her fortune. It lands right-side up...onto Mamoru's head. The look on his face is just priceless. Also that her shoe ends up on his head more than once.
- This Breaking the Fourth Wall moment in Episode 6 of the sub version:
Usagi/Sailor Moon: I won't allow you to use music for evil. Even the father of music Haydn is mad, you know!Luna: The father of music is Bach!Usagi/Sailor Moon: If you hadn't said anything, they wouldn't have noticed.
- From Ami/Mercury's intro episode, Usagi and Luna freaking out when Mamoru gets suspicious about Luna talking. The two run a short distance and when they see Mamoru still standing behind them, they high tail it for several blocks.
- Just after that, Luna wants to check a disk Ami dropped. Usagi reminds her she doesn't know how to use a computer. Gilligan Cut to a few minutes later when Luna shows she (a cat) is perfectly capable of using a computer and notes that Usagi needs to get with the times.
- The first episode as well. Supposedly, crying does help a lot...
Sailor Moon: *freaking out because of nearly getting struck to death*Tuxedo Kamen: Crying won't do you any help, Sailor Moon!Sailor Moon: BUT I CAN'T HELP IT!! WAAAAHHH!! *turns out the cry gets weaponized and causes things to fall apart for Morga*Morga: STOP CRYING!!
- Sub version:
Tuxedo Mask: Sailor Moon, you have to remember that crying isn't going to solve any of your problems.Sailor Moon: Yeah, maybe not, but i can't help it! *wails loudly, then it turns out the cry gets weaponized and causes things to fall apart for Morga*Morga: THE HORROR!
- Viz dub:
Luna: I don't believe it. This crybaby, she's the one!?
- In the DiC version Luna sums things up just perfectly as she spies on Serena after she met Darien for the first time.
- From the DiC dubbed episode of Rei/Raye's first appearance, Serena and Amy notice all the girls who have Cherry Hill charms look really tired and out of it.
Serena: I want the same kind of charm they have!Amy: Why Serena? No offense but you're already naturally kind of out of it.Serena: Aw Amy I'm not out of it I'm daydreaming.
- in both versions, when Rei accidentally uses one of her "Akuryou Taisan" ofuda on Usagi, as well as Usagi's face afterwards.
- Rei quickly realizes her mistake and has her rest in her room. But when Naru mentions the cute guy outside, Usagi snaps awake, flinging Luna (who'd been lying on top of her) several feet ("That was a quick recovery...").
- In episode twelve, after Rei and Usagi get into another argument at the end, Ami just pulls a book out of nowhere and begins reading, which is funnier considering they're on a wrecked ship in the middle of nowhere.
- When Sailor Moon makes her grand entrance, she gets in a truly epic trolling shot at Rei for earlier in the episode.
Sailor Moon: How dare you only attack couples! What about those poor girls who don't have boyfriends?Rei: What?!
- When Sailor Moon makes her grand entrance, she gets in a truly epic trolling shot at Rei for earlier in the episode.
- In Episode 11 (Episode 8 in the original DiC dub), Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars were caught in a hallucination. They're dreaming that they were riding a merry go round with Tuxedo Mask. Cue the scene going back into reality and you'll see Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars riding on brooms instead!
Luna: Hold on a second! It's a trap! COME ON! Are you listening?! This is just what the enemy wants you to do!
- Luna's lines during this scene are pretty funny, especially in the Viz dub. Michelle Ruff's delivery really sells it!
- Episode 25, the debut of Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter. We soon see one of Mako's funniest quirks: she falls in love too easily. First there was Joe the Crane Troll, which left her so spaced out she wouldn't respond to Usagi ("What's gotten into her?"). Here, the old DiC dub had a little fun and made a completely appropriate joke... which the Viz dub decided to adopt as well when Usagi calls out, "Hello? Earth to Mako!"note And then, at the end, she sees Motoki and is instantly smitten over him. Usagi lampshades her fickleness, but she doesn't care. Usagi and Luna complain ("Good grief, Mako!" "Strange girl...")
- When Usagi introduces Mako to Ami and Rei, Usagi flatly describes Rei as the mean one. Twice Rei demands she repeat that and she does, so she finally goes, "What year, month, day, hour, minute, and second have I ever been mean to you?!" Usagi basically fires back, "You're being mean right now!". What's even funnier is that Mako takes the whole thing in stride and sees them as Vitriolic Best Buds. The two of them can't believe it!
- In episode 33 one of the voices cheering on the fake Sailor Moon is Minako's. Then Minako is seen watching a whining Usagi, her face saying: "If that is Sailor Moon, ''who did I just cheer?".
- Later in the episode, Usagi declares that nobody can use the name of Sailor Moon without her permission, and wants to find the fake and make her pay the royalties.
- Gets funnier on a meta level: this is Minako's debut episode, and in its manga counterpart, did just that, sort of: she told everyone she was the Moon Princess.
- And in the S season, Minako not only shows up disguised as Sailor Moon without permission (and without paying royalties), but she used Usagi's Transformation Pen for it, and declared that someone like Usagi could never be Sailor Moon to her face. Usagi's face was part shock, part disgust. Of course she knew right away who it was, as Minako is the only other Senshi who's blonde and blue-eyed.
- Later in the episode, Usagi declares that nobody can use the name of Sailor Moon without her permission, and wants to find the fake and make her pay the royalties.
- Mamoru/Darien (disguised as Tuxedo Mask) gets a minor one in the first English dub (Episode 23) when he gets a silver crystal.
Zoycite: Hey, that's mine!Tuxedo Mask: Sorry, I don't see your name on it anywhere, loser!Cue him running away.
- In episode 13, after Mamoru insults Motoki, Usagi cries loud enough to cause a scene and embarrasses Mamoru. He gets criticized by some people for making a girl cry and quickly runs away.
"I'm sorry. I have some urgent business to take care of. Here, you can have your shoe back. Well bye."
- In that scene not only did Usagi manage to accidentally hit Mamoru's head with her shoe again ("Again?! Did you aim for me on purpose?"), but he tells her that a guy would have to be a loser to like her. It's also the first time Mamoru comes out second best in an argument with Usagi. Looks like he touched a nerve there.
- Earlier, in school, Usagi's classmates wonder if they should go, Ms. Haruna says they shouldn't be out so late, and Usagi, in trying to keep her classmates out of the fight, agrees with her and says they should study instead. Everyone suddenly looks at her in shock, and even Ms. Haruna wonders if Usagi's ill.
- Also from episode 13, Usagi and Rei argue over which one of them is prettier in the middle of a fight against Jadeite.
Rei/Mars: And what exactly about you is beautiful?Usagi/Sailor Moon: Just look! You can't deny that I'm more beautiful than you are.Rei/Mars: Okay, I'll humor you 'cause you're dumb.Usagi/Sailor Moon: Well, my nose is clearly more beautiful than yours!Rei/Mars: (laughs) What nose? It looks like somebody put a thumb tack on your face.Usagi/Sailor Moon: (tears up) That is so mean!
- It's just as funny in the sub and original dub versions, where Sailor Mars says "I've seen gorillas at the zoo who're prettier than you are!" Sailor Moon responds "I can't believe you just said that!"
- Episode 31 is titled "Loved and Chased: Luna's Worst Day Ever". It certainly starts that way. We open with Luna being chased by hundreds of stray cats and one tiny cat firmly chewing on the end of her tail. So who comes to her rescue? A cat version of Tuxedo Mask who saves Luna. Instead of a rose, he throws a fishbone, and they even play Tuxedo Mask's theme when he shows up. BTW, did we mention this cat is FAT? Still, one meow and all the cats back off...even the tiny one, eventually, but not before flashing More Teeth than the Osmond Family first. Then the big cat starts hitting on her. Remember, this is a cat who makes Garfield look thin by comparison, so Luna is feeling Squick now. It takes the whole episode for Luna to at least respect his feelings even if she can't return them.
- The actual title of the episode notes that this was a bad day for Luna. In truth, though, the one who really got the bad day was Zoisite. First, he tries to attack the girl who's the cat's owner, only to realize she's not responding. It's only then he realizes he made a mistake; the youma wasn't the girl but the cat. Thing was, in rescuing Luna, the cat fell into the sewers. So down he goes into the stink. And soon enough, the bishounen slips up and gets dirty. Then we have the funniest part of the bad day; he crawls through a tunnel only to discover hundreds of rats are with him inside. His face goes Blue with Shock, and then we hear the most epically girly scream imaginable (regardless of language). The original Japanese gets a slight nod due to him sounding more panicked running out of the tunnel (due to having more syllables to say in the same moment). Eventually the rats catch up and he vanishes in the mass of rodents. And when Zoisite finally gets control of the rats and his hands on the rainbow crystal, it gets taken by Tuxedo Mask (only the second time it happened).
- Of course, some of you probably remember that episode for Moon, Mercury and Jupiter attempting to squeeze awkwardly into a narrow alleyway to fight Zoisite..... and failing. Hard. But that's not the best part: Mercury tries for a bubble spray, only to trip over Moon and fall flat on her face, giving Jupiter a good look up her skirt. There's been at least one canon instance of Ship Tease between Mercury and Jupiter since then.
- Perhaps unintentional, but in episode 44 when Kunzite sends the senshi into another dimension so he can obtain the Silver Crystal, the Moon Stick comes out of Sailor Moon's hand. Just as he reaches for the Silver Crystal mounted on it the Moon Stick flips around and smacks him on the hand with it's handle as if to tell him for sure he won't be getting his hands on it anytime soon.
- In episode 3 of the DiC English dub, Sam pranking Serena by replacing the bathroom scale with a pizza box that looked like said scale.
- In episode 32, Umino decides to try to impress Naru by pretending to be Tuxedo Mask. He just keeps humiliating himself. One prime example: he tried to block the way to the arcade by laying in front of the door, and Naru and Usagi step on him to get in. Also, Zoisite keeps watch for his plan to go through... while riding on a merry-go-round.
- Zoisite's little temper-tantrum when Beryl assigns Nephrite to search for the Silver Crystal, which starts a lengthy snark war between them.
- Usagi using the Moon Stick that Luna gave her in the previous episode to smash open her piggy bank.
- Notably, this happens while the other senshi and Luna are discussing in voiceover if she's worthy of wielding it due to being irresponsible, and how even she wouldn't use it as a hammer.
- This burn from Sailor Mercury in the DiC dub, when confronted by Malachite:
Malachite: Step aside, Mercury. It's not you I'm after.
- In one episode, Nephrite, while luring one of his targets, dramatically poses with some silk fabric said target wants to buy.note
- "Stupid jerk and his purple-pleated pants..."
- Now evolved into a running gag.
- In the Viz dub of episode 7, Umino imitates Molly (Brooklyn accent and all) when crossdressing.
- In the same episode Umino describes the internet as a "series of tubes"note .
- In another Viz example, the dub of episode 8 (Sailor Mercury's intro episode), Ami's IQ is rumored to be OVER 9000!note
- Garoben asking test questions to Sailor Moon and her getting them completely wrong are a good moment later on, with the crowner being Sailor Moon's, "No! I don't wanna be an academic zombie!" when the brainwashed students start converging on her.
- Episode 9 is the first instance of Usagi having Ami put the books down and just have fun for one as they browse stores. The montage ends at a bookstore where Ami proposes they each show what the other likes to read. But when they do, Usagi's face takes on puzzlement and disgust ("Ack! There's no pictures!") while Ami's shows considerable shock ("They're all manga!note ").
- In episode 16 of the Viz redub, we get this gem:
Umino (referring to their teacher being proposed to:) It's not the ideal situation, but as long as they love each other...Usagi: Give me the ideal or nothing! I believe in impossibly high standards!
- In episode 3 (original and Viz dub), Jadeite did on-air love letter readings and came up with the most clever pseudonym ever: J. Daito.
- The Viz dub of episode 37 gives Kunzite another chance to mock Tuxedo Mask's costume.
Shouldn't you be off serving appetizers somewhere?
- In the teaser clip of the Viz dub of Queen Serenity's death, the first second of the video unexpectedly flashes up the text, "20 YEAR OLD SPOILERS!"
- Again from the wedding dress episode (Episode 16), Rei attempts to butter up to Usagi's mother upon remembering Ikuko is a housewife and thinks she could help her make a dress for the contest. Rei is all smiles and ass kissing, but when she finally asks for Ikuko's help in sewing a wedding dress, Ikuko and Usagi can hardly believe she asked that. Then the two start laughing their asses off because Ikuko is a horrible seamstress. The idea of her sewing is so alien Usagi never expected that was the reason Rei came over. All the while, Rei has a big grin plastered on her face with only an increasing sense that things have Gone Horribly Wrong.
- The Viz dub has this gem for when Luna appears in Usagi's home.
Usagi "Ahh! The cat with the bald spot!"Luna "Uh, it's not a bald spot. Don't be rude."
- In Episode 26, "Restore Naru's Smile: Usagi's Friendship", there's at least one easter egg in the scene in the graveyard where Usagi stands on an interesting grave. The epithet reads "Colour-Black"—either there was some poor soul running around Tokyo whose parents had the audacity to name them Colour Black/Black Colour, or the design team was really lazy.
- One of the best examples of decent editing, timing, and writing in the DiC occurs in Mercury's debut. While Serena and Luna discuss Amy's possible connection to the Negaverse, Serena, holding Amy's floppy desk, says "Oh right, she's an undercover agent and these are all her secrets. Luna I think you're going totally wacko on me." The delivery of the voice actress and the way it syncs perfectly with the animation goes to show that when the dub staff put the effort into it, they really did make something funnier than the original.
- During episode 6 of the 90s dub, someone adds in a random bystander commenting "He's making good time" during the scene of the insane bus driver plowing through the streets.
- In both the dub and sub versions of this episode (episode 9 going by Japanese airing order), Haruna announces she's cancelling classes because she has four dates tonight. It is entirely possible that was just Haruna being Haruna and not a result of Jadeite's energy stealing scheme.
- Haruna in episode 19/DiC episode 16:
- When all the girls in class get love letters from Tuxedo Mask (really Nephrite), Haruna tells them the letters could be from someone dangerous and they shouldn't do as they say. Perfectly sensible advice... except Haruna's secretly pissed off she didn't get a letter.
- In the dub, Haruna double checks to see who received letters, and explains she's chaperoning a trip to the MS mall to meet Tuxedo Mask. The minute her back is turned, she internally complains about wasting her evening babysitting her students. There is no way in hell anyone asked Haruna to supervise the girls meeting Tuxedo Mask, and was most likely bullshitting in order to meet him since she didn't get a letter. Haruna, honey, you seriously need to speak to someone.
Sailor Moon R (Season 2)
- A good chunk of the beginning of episode 52 (DiC 46) was set up to (in a humorous way) deconstruct some of Sailor Venus's larger-than-life persona and bring her back down to a girl more fitting with the rest of the team: in other words, one with her own quirks. It starts when she gets up late (And the proof she's late? She ends up chasing Usagi for a ways). Then there's the kindergarten girl who basically blackmails her into taking her to the bus stop, in spite of Minako being short on time (and Artemis chimes in, "This is one of her better days."). This is also the start of her Running Gag mangling proverbs. Basically, by the end of the episode, she fits in much better and is seen much more often (and often comically).
- The Entirety of Episode 78. (DiC Episode 71). To explain it, all of the Senshi are down with a virus except for Minako, so she tries to treat them. It goes... badly. And then at the end, the tables are turned...when Minako and Artemis get sick. Enter Usagi, and cue the horror on Minako's face when she realizes karma's about to bite back.
- At the beginning, when Minako's trying to help Rei, the moments pile up. First, she tries to serve porridge, but when she says it'll be fine this time, Rei's immediately suspicious (BTW, the Viz dub actually adds on the humor by creating a Noodle Incident: "...and the chipped tooth was really unfortunate..."). Sure enough, Minako messes up again, but it doesn't end there. She spills the porridge on Rei, then in trying to clean the sheets, dumps Rei out of her bed. Rei put it best when she said if Minako weren't doing this out of ditziness, she'd be more evil than Esmeraude. Finally, after Minako blows up her boom box, Rei reaches her limit. Earlier versions just had her scream, but Viz refines it into a fantastic "Get Out!", followed quickly by Minako shouting a quick, "Sorry!" as she gets.
- Earlier that episode in the DiC dub, after Serena faints, she has an Imagine Spot about having a birthday dinner date with Darien. When the other Sailors appear to try and wake her, Amy asks, "Why am I floating around in your dream?", in a manner that suggests she means to ask, "What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?"
- One famous scene from the episode has Minako trying to play some music for one of her patients only to blow up the cassette player. Gets funnier when you remember her passion for music, thus that she's supposed to be proficient with cassette players and the like... And even better when the manga reveals that she's actually the second most tech-savvy of the Sailor Soldiers, topped only by Ami.
- The following episode (79/72) where Esmeraude targets an animal shelter. Several funny ones here. First, Ami is with Makoto and wonders if memorizing 100 English words a day is too few. Then there is a bit of a running gag when a dog pees on Esmeraude's leg..twice! Sadly, this only became apparent in uncut releases. The first time was always cut from the original dub while the second may or may not have been seen depending on the specific cut being shown.
- This episode also features a hilarious montage of Minako telling Luna about all the horrible things (being eaten by alligators, hungry snakes, or tigers) that could happen to Artemis (who has gone off on his own), as she tries to get Luna to go apologize to him, capping it off by saying if they don't hurry, Artemis may end up a ghost (and looks the part, too—twice). Her talking is intercut with Artemis screaming. He screams many times in the episode due to his being the Butt Monkey of the Weeknote , and Johnny Yong Bosch's screams in the Viz dub are truly glorious.
- Episode 63 has Usagi spanking Chibi-Usa (after she busts her again trying to steal the Silver Crystal), but that's not the funny part. No, the funny part was when Chibi-Usa, later in the episode, had a daydream where the situations were reversed and she was spanking Usagi. Sadly, for reasons of decency at the time, all instances of spanking in the series were cut out of the original dub.
- Episode 55 (DiC Episode 49), where Makoto tries to woo Seijuro with lunch when Natsumi shows up jealous as usual, telling her he's off limits. When Makoto fires back over what on the surface looks like an incestuous relationship (probably why it had to be edited in the old DiC dub), Seijuro, in a moment of shock, starts choking. Meanwhile, Makoto and Natsumi are so worked up they just glare at each other while Seijuro is struggling so much he's suffering periodic Glamour Failure which the girls fail to notice. Oh, and when the idea hit Mako to try wooing him with food, she got so pumped up she slapped Ami on the back so hard she knocked her to the floor and left a distinct impression on Ami's back.
- Meanwhile, Usagi forgot her lunch (again) and is desperate for something to eat while she's barely conscious. Worse yet, her usual recourse (bum some off Mako) is not available due to the above. She tries to bum off Ami but arrives just after she finishes her lunch. She promptly faints and Ami has to shake her and tell her to get a grip. When Luna finally catches up to Usagi (at the end of the school day), Usagi is so famished she eats like there's no tomorrow and Ami has to hold up her handkerchief to avoid getting sprayed with rice. She ends up eating even faster when she learns Mako is "dating" Seijuro.
- When the girls argue over who should play Snow White in the school play, Makoto claims it should be her because her bust is the biggest (it's also pretty funny in context when the new Viz dub is particularly frank with the dialogue at this point). Rei's face is hilarious when Makoto gives her "Want to compare/Want to take measurements? *wink*" and throws her bust in her face. This is even better in the DiC dub, which attempted to censor it by making her claim she had the "most acting experience and talent"... without taking out the "WTH" look on Rei's face, or the gesture that made it very clear what sort of "talent" she had the most of. Memetic Mutation ensued.
- In the same eposide, the DiC dub give Sammy a good line to Serena, "Hey, the ham belongs in the fridge!"
- In both the DiC dub and the Japanese sub, Usagi and Mamoru finding out that Chibi-Usa is their daughter.
From the DiC dubSerena: What?! Me a parent?! Oh no wonder the little brat annoys me so much! She takes after YOU!Serena/Darien: (glance at each other; Luminescent Blush)
- Rei's comment about this in the sub is golden: "What year, month and day did that happen?!?!"; this is a Call Back Joke to a similar line in episode 25. Cristina Vee's delivery of the line in the Viz dub is golden.
- In the original dub when Serena finds out that she is Neo Queen Serenity. Her delivery is priceless.
"You mean I'm going to be Queen of an entire city? And my teacher says I won't even get out of grade school."
- Episode 64 (DiC episode 58), first when Rei and Minako happen upon Ami and Makoto in a department store. Ami notes that since she's here she'd pick up on her studies (noting a very long list of subjects). The other girls Sweat Drop and Makoto then ices the joke when she sheppishly notes she just came for a shake (what's nice is that this joke actually got preserved in both dubs). Then later, when Chibi-Usa tries to open the gate to the future and instead turns the inside of a restaurant into zero-gravity. The girls start floating and Rei's head floats up Minako's skirt.
Raye: (head under Mina's skirt) What a totally weird feeling.
Mina: Uh, do you MIND?!Viz dub, closer to the original:
Rei: (head under Mina's skirt) How weird! I can't see!
Minako: Rei, what are you doing?!
- Luna is incredibly offended when Sammy makes a comment about Rini floating ball.
Sam: That ball looks a lot like Luna.Luna: It. Does. NOT!!!
- From the original dub of Chibusa/Rini's first episode. Serena finds Rini inexplicably in all of her family's photos. Finally losing it after the day she's had, she bellows to the sky "Is it the world that's going crazy or is it me!?". Her mother calmly replies "it's you, dear."
- Episode 70 (DiC episode 63), in a continuation of the love trouble they had in episode 65 (59), Makoto and Minako are moping about not having boyfriends. Their only company are Artemis and Luna (who's with them while Usagi's at Rei's). And then Artemis had to go and rub it in...
Artemis: We're the only ones with nothing to do! You're stuck with cats! (Laughs out loud)
(The following only gets seen in uncut versions)
Makoto & Minako: Quit laughing or we'll get out the flea comb! (Flicks his nose, thus why he's holding it later).
- Episode 51. Dogged Nice Guy Umino saved the Senshi, Naru, Ms. Haruna, and even Natsumi a spot for the sakura-viewing festival by staying since last night. Finding this out draws an Eye Take and Big "WHAT?!" from all present; even Luna and Artemis join in the Eye Take. Ami asks, "Weren't you cold?", but he came prepared with a sleeping bag, and demonstrates by crawling in and zipping up to show how cozy he was. Cheerful music starts playing. Besides, it's for everyone and especially Naru. Naru, seemingly touched, reaches out towards Umino... there's a beat... the music stops as she casually zips the bag up over his face, then turns back and invites everyone to sit down to lunch. She apologizes later; the whole scene had just gotten too embarrassing.
- The picnic scene immediately following: Usagi and Rei's constant bickering. Rei disses Usagi for having her rice balls look like they were dropped on the floor. Usagi counters that at least she made them herself, unlike Rei who opted to bring takeout. When Rei won't stop insulting Usagi, Usagi decides to fight back by offering her half a sandwich...that she'd spiked with Blazing Inferno Hellfire Sauce. After a lengthy Beat, Rei delivers this line: "FIIIIRE...Soul." When Usagi laughs at her, Rei counters by starting a fight. As this is going on, Ms. Haruna tries to stay calm and offers a free period, and Usagi has to remind her they're not in school today.
- A lot of Usagi's romantic fantasies in the first season and first arc of R fall under this. One of the most notable ones is when she imagines she's flying hand-in-hand with both Tuxedo Mask and the Moonlight Knight when, in reality, Mamoru and Shingo are just trying to get her to keep moving inside a virtual reality game.
- Luna and Artemis's exchange from the DiC dub episode 80 had to have been an intentional example of this:
Luna: I hope they'll (the Sailor Scouts) be OKArtemis: Don't worry. With the power of cheesecake they'll win this fight.
- In the R Saga, Green Esmeraude starts flirting with Tuxedo Mask. Tuxedo Mask's reaction? He backs away slowly.
- Episode 76, with Esmeraude's first time walking amongst 20th century people. She scoffs at the "primitive" people, only to be Not So Above It All when she walks into a bakery and makes a complete fool of herself pigging out on cake. Alongside Usagi, who is also stuffing her face like a maniac.
- In the DiC dub, Emerald briefly assumes that this is some kind of scheme to get at her.
- The ingeniously hammy and over the top portrayal of An (Anne) in the DiC dub.
Anne: This is perfect. Now I just have to lure (Serena) into the roooom with the treeee.Anne: I don't believe this. He's actually GIGGLING.Anne (to Lita): Big mistake calling me sleaze! You've baked your last cookie!Anne (to Alan): Energy?! WHO CARES ABOUT ENERGY?!Anne: If I can't have Darien NOBODY CAN!
- Back to the Viz dub, we have the glorious return of the script making fun of Mamoru's outfit in episode 60.
Rubeus What? Did you say, Sailor Moon?Koan: Yes. And this stupidly dressed guy she refers to as Tuxedo Mask.
- Earlier, while Sailor Moon gives one of her typically hammy speeches, Koan at least in the Viz dub reacts with complete disinterest:
Sailor Moon: Stop right there!Koan: Well now, who are you?Koan: Well, can't say I'm impressed...Sailor Moon: You're an evil villainous that has threatened to take a young girl's life. So now In the Name of the Moon, I'll punish you!Koan: Yeah, whatever...
- In the same episode, an early scene has the Senshi at Usagi's house, investigating Chibiusa's sudden appearance in all of Usagi's photos. It's fairly serious as Rei uses her powers to search for any evil spiritual energy.
Rei: This is bad...Ami: So Usagi was right?'''Usagi: You picked up an evil aura around that photo?Rei: Usagi? The kimono you're wearing in this picture... makes your butt look fat.
- Still on Chibi-Usa's introductory episode, we have the scene where Usagi returns home, slowly walks towards her room disappointed that her perfect date was ruined. 5 seconds of silence later... she rushes downstairs in Tranquil Fury and then earthquakingly yells, "SHINGO!!!!" And you can hardly blame her, either: her bedroom's torn to shreds. Sadly, the old dub's description of "Ground Zero" has become Harsher in Hindsight due to later real-life events.
- In the original dub, Koan's (or Catzi's as she is called in that dub) first episode where she gets into a fight with Sailor Moon.
"You'll pay for that! No one but me touches my face!"
- Equally as funny was Catzi's first reaction to Sailor Moon. "Who are you? And who does your hair?"
- Episode 65: By the time Usagi finally gets Chibiusa to safety and changes into Sailor Moon, the monster has trapped all of the other Sailor Guardians. Sailor Mars tells Sailor Moon to defeat the monster ASAP. As Sailor Moon charges up her Finishing Move, she gripes about failing to find enough time to deliver an In the Name of the Moon speech.
Sailor Moon S (Season 3)
- In one bizarre scene, after the girls discuss their suspicions that Makoto is going on a date with Haruka, a masculine female, Usagi pulls out an idol group's photo book of Rei's showing a similar person and says, "But you've got this too, huh?" Rei's angry reaction is priceless.
- Episode 104, The ShinChan parody, no words can say how funny this is it, what's more is that those are the original Japanese voices.
- Chiba-Usa's first attempt at her Pink Sugar Heart Attack. Emphasis on "attempt". By the way, she tries it again, and this times gets something to come out. It doesn't seem like much, but it's still funny to see Soiya, the Daimon she's trying to attack, essentially get a spanking.
- Even her first appearance as Chibi Moon prompts Moon and Mars to stare in utter disbelief as Moon croaks out a, "Chibi-Usa..."
- Early in the same episode, Rei is talking to Maya, a friend of hers and a Taiko drummer, trying to convince her to perform at a festival. Thing is, the other girls are trying to eavesdrop on the conversation. Rei is suspicious of this and keeps turning around only to find no one behind her. This is because the girls are somehow always managing to keep to her back even as she turns around a couple times before a mishap reveals them. Rei then gets hot coffee dumped on her head.
- In a filler episode Usagi was going to meet with some foreign exchange students and her Gratuitous English after getting drunk must be heard to be believed. Mamoru's face when he and Ami realize she's drunk sums it up perfectly.
- "Nice to meet you! Cream stew!" or "Nice tawh meetchoo, cream-oo seetchoooo."
- "—if you forget the whipped cream, you're no good as a woman."
- It was also hilarious when Mamoru told the girls about meeting the students, and Usagi couldn't decide whether to feel excited about going to a fancy party with Mamoru or feel nervous about all the foreign conversations awaiting them.
- "Nice to meet you! Cream stew!" or "Nice tawh meetchoo, cream-oo seetchoooo."
- "I'm a little weak in the knees..."
- From the S series, Usagi's secret looks to be about to be revealed to the bad guys and the Outer Scouts when the other Scouts arrive... with Sailor Venus masquerading as Sailor Moon, down to the hair buns.
- Doubles as Mythology Gag, as, in both manga and live action, Minako had faked to be the Moon Princess for a while.
- Minako then almost immediately blows it:
Kaolinite: There's something different about you...Sailor Venus: What? How dare you doubt my perfect disg-Sailor Mars and Jupiter: SHE'S THE REAL DEAL!Sailor Mercury (''while Luna and Artemis hold up signs saying "The real Sailor Moon"): Absolutely!
- When asked who Usagi is then:
Sailor Venus: I don't know, maybe a fan of mine or something?Sailor Mars: FIRST OFF THERE'S NO WAY SOMEONE AS CLUMSY AND STUPID AS HER COULD EVER BE A SAILOR SOLDIER!Sailor Jupiter: WHAT SHE SAID!
- From the Cloverway dub: "And remember, I'm Sailor Moon!". Serena deadpans in response "I think she might be overdoing it a little."
- Gets funnier when you realize the implications of Sailor Venus explains Usagi's Cosmic Heart Compact as merchandise.
- Watch it here in all its glory.
- Kaolinite in the Cloverway dub calling Serena "Serena moonface girl."
- In that same episode, the daimon freaks out when her hand breaks off before she remembers she has an insurance warranty for a replacement. It was taped to her skirt the whole freaking time she was on screen. In the Cloverway dub, when she gets killed her last words are "I HAVE NO INSURANCE FOR THIIIIIIIS!"
- Minako was a little too happy to learn that she really did have a pure heart in episode 109.
- And Eudial and Usagi's reactions when she didn't fall in exhaustion but laughed in happiness. Eudial was frozen in shock, and took a few seconds to give chase when Minako ran away. Usagi? Dull Surprise and a Not Again face.
- The same episode reveal the existence of a series of five books titled "Tarisman", with the authors listed as "Haruka & Michiru".
- At the start of the episode, Tomoe and Eudial were talking at the phone when Tomoe, ranting about the need to recover the Grail before the Sailor Senshi, accidentally broke the speaker. And Eudial informed him the reparation's cost would be taken off his pay.
- It's also rather humorous in the dub as well - Eudial says "By the way, it sounds as if you've damaged the phone. I'm afraid we'll have to charge you for that!"
- Minako moping on not being targeted by Daimons for her Pure Heart and Usagi and the cats' attempts at preventing her from baiting the Daimons:
- Minako moping about it, and her terrifying Death Glare when Artemis dares to suggest she doesn't have a pure heart.
- Minako is working her frustration with volleyball... And then realizes she hit a visiting Usagi.
- Minako is frustrated by both the lack of attacks and her problems at the crane game when Usagi realizes Minako wants to bait the Daimons. Cue Usagi grabbing Minako's shoulders and shooking her while begging to not do that... And accidentally capturing all the dolls in the crane game.
- Luna explains that the Daimons could have simply got it wrong, and brings as example that Usagi, already targeted by them, purely loved Mamoru, purely hates homework, is purely lazy, is purely glutton, and thus was thought to have a Pure Heart.
- In the end Minako turns and, with a serious face and a subdued tone, asks Usagi if she wants some of the dolls from the crane game.
- Minako meets Haruka and Michiru in the same bookshop with the "Tarisman" books, and they suggest her she could show her pure heart by helping people, and maybe give blood. She runs to do it, and the girls praise her pure heart... Cue Minako running back and giving them a doll from the crane game each.
- Note that this is the only time in the series where Haruka and Michiru are seen sweatdropping.
- The Daimon Eudial releases, Doorknobder, has to be coached by her on how to fight since she's more skilled in sealing passageways.
- Doorknobder also suggests cutting off Sailor Moon's hair, thinking that would stop the inevitable Moon Spiral Heart Attack. Although it's also likely she was telling Sailor Moon to cut Eudial's hair off for the sake of mercy.
- After Doorknobder was destroyed and Minako re-hearted, Eudial was about to roast the entire Sailor team plus Uranus and Neptune... Cue Minako hitting her with the dolls from the crane game. And then she transforms into Sailor Venus! Eudial's reaction at that? "You too?!" She suddenly has that panicked look of, "Senshi, Senshi everywhere!" so when she leaves, her tone is pure Screw This, I'm Outta Here!, and the Cloverway dub does a nice one where she cries out she needs to take a day off. After she leaves, Sailor Moon fires back she should take at least a month.
- In episode 110, Eudial speaks on Haruka and Michiru's answering machine. The message ends mid-sentence, and Eudial has to call again to continue. The first thing she says is a complaint about the length of the recordings.
- What really sells it is Haruka and Michiru don't move the entire time, even when the message cuts off, the phone rings again, and the message starts back up.
- The rather disturbing scene of Mimete playing twister with the rest of the Witches 5 (or 4 if you want to get technical), complete with Professor Tomoe watching them from slightly open door. As Mimete's chanting "do it" and trying to bend her leg at a ninety degree angle, the camera keeps zooming to and from Tomoe as he quietly giggles. The dub somehow adds to this with Catherine Disher's portrayal of Mimete and her slightly erotic moaning.
- And then, after she leaves on her assignment, Professor Tomoe joins in for a game. "Okay, my turn."
- Episode 92. Usagi gets heartbroken when she thinks Mamoru forgot her birthday...until she realized that not only did she not tell him when her birthday was, but she didn't know when HIS birthday was!
- When the girls go to the party with the English exchange students (French in the Cloverway dub version) the girls all want to dance with Haruka. Rei, Minako and Makoto start playing rock paper scissors to see who goes first. Usagi gets a dance and the rest of the girls and guys at the party are crowded around Haruka. In the background we can see that they are still playing rock paper scissors and now Ami has joined in.
- Ami gives a backhanded, and hilarious, compliment to Usagi when Minako insults her cooking. Minako hopes Mamoru will be okay after eating Usagi's cooking, and Ami comments that Usagi cooked her food for so long, there was no way harmful bacteria could be on them.
- Dr. Tomoe of the anime was by far the most entertaining Big Bad of Sailor Moon, from his evil laughs to running on treadmills while on the phone. Oh, and there's the time Mimete messed with the Daimon Oven, created a space warp, and locked Tomoe out of his own house. Tomoe may be a genius Mad Scientist, but his help...needs improving.
- The Running Gag wherein Eudial's car would appear out of increasingly absurd places. One of the more humorous ones? When she crashed a party to steal her target's pure heart... and called the car through the wall, before driving away from the property damage. The few times later we see Mimete walk out, she also pops out of some unusual places.
- In episode 106 we see Eudial jumping on her car to attack the victim of the week. Then we have a cut to a zoo, with a monkey in a cage, an hippopotamus in a pond, an elephant that is walking in a building... Then stops, steps back in a hurry and barely avoids being ran over by Eudial's car.
- From the same episode, Usagi and co. are on a bench with soon-to-be Daimon victim Elza Gray talking about joining their school... When Elza pinches Minako and Makoto's butts to verify their muscle tone.
- The girls finding out that Haruka is, indeed, a woman. Made doubly funny after the fact that Usagi and Minako had been stalking her the entire episode.
- The episode where Makoto loses her confidence and goes to train at a mountain temple has a few:
- Finding out that Usagi snuck out of the house to ditch Chibi-Usa and leave her behind. Chibi-Usa throws her Luna-P ball down in frustration and the scene transition shows Usagi getting hit in the face.
- A brief one that illustrates the girls' personalities perfectly at the same time: After a pillow fight, they all fall asleep in the same room and, while Makoto slips out, the camera shows a shot of the rest of them sleeping. Rei has lost half her blanket, Minako has lost all of her blanket, Usagi is halfway inside Minako's futon, and Ami is just peacefully resting without having moved at all during the night. Seen here◊.
- Minako reveals she brought a swimsuit because of a nearby resort hotel. One by one, the other girls (sans Makoto, who's already out training) reveal that they brought theirs, too. Luna and Artemis mope about Ami being the only diligent one of the group...until Ami sheepishly reveals she brought one, too.
- Makoto attempting to meditate with the monk Kakusui under a freezing waterfall. She asks him for advice and he remains quiet for several seconds. When she begins to wonder if she really isn't cut out for the rigor, he sneezes and reveals that he was so cold and numb that he couldn't even talk.
- Yuichiro in episode 99, admiring Rei from a distance, when Usagi catches him and just mocks the hell out of the poor guy.
Yuichiro: Rei must be very tired.Usagi: "Rei must be very tired," Yuichiro said, as he silently watched over the figure of Rei as she left. To be continued...
- The continued attempts of the original dub to insist that Amara/Haruka and Michelle/Michiru are cousins. Really, totally cousins, and totally not lesbians. But they keep a lot of the imagery that shows that they're supposed to be lovers in the original Japanese version, such as the pastel artwork, the roses, and a lot of touching that cousins don't do. But they're totally cousins as they remind you rather often.
- In the episode where Makoto is targeted for her pure heart, Mercury and Moon chase after the Daimon, which leapt into the air. Sailors Moon and Mercury wonder if it can fly. The Daimon falls, running away from the two while cackling and holding her cape over her face. Moon and Mercury were left utterly confused.
- The final episode of S is mostly Tear Jerker as Chibi-Usa supposedly returns to the future, and she and Usagi figure out how to finally express their sentiments before she goes. But then there's one last gasp from the remnants of Death Busters and the Senshi are called back to action. But just then, who happens to fall from the sky in a classic Call Back...but Chibi-Moon! She falls right on top of everyone, and then her Pink Sugar Heart Attack kicks in, slapping the Daimon in the face!
- This and the episode right after Chibi-Usa first appears in S feature a Running Gag. Chibi-Usa brings letters from Neo Queen Serenity, and the girls quickly realize them to be genuine...because only a slacker like Usagi would be so inept with Japanese writing that she never uses Kanji.note Since the joke would be Lost in Translation at the time, the Cloveryway dub instead made the joke that the notes were barely legible.
- In a most likely unintentional moment Sailor Moon used her Moon Tiara Boomerang to both saved Sailor Neptune and fend off Kaorinite. Kaorinite's reaction to the sparkly glowing tiara is a scream of absolute horror.
- In the dubbed first episode of the season, Raye says that one of her dreams is to get married, but says she's too embarrassed to admit that out loud. Serena, in an utterly deadpan tone, replies "You said it though, didn't you."
- In episode 118, the Senshi show up at Hotaru's home after the inside of the house as been sucked into another dimension (thanks to Mimete), and Sailor Moon does her usual greeting to Professor Tomoe. That is, she says she'll punish him, earning her a smack upside the head from Mars telling her "You don't go to peoples' houses and say that to them!"
- In the same scene, as Mercury is explaining what's happened to Hotaru's house, Mars gleefully starts saying to Moon "You see? You see? The problem with you is that you don't bother to listen to people while they're talking!" All while ignoring and talking over Mercury.
- When Venus and Moon are battling Daimon U-Ikasaman, they challenge her to a game of God Driving. U-Ikasaman rigs the game so Venus' and Moon's vehicles go in reverse before crashing into one another and making the screens explode. U-Ikasaman chides them for automatically assuming what direction the cars would go in.
- Mercury wins in her chess match against U-Ikasaman, but she'd also placed her piece on a "trap" square, causing a small explosion that leaves her face comically charred.
- This episode also contains another moment of Chibi Moon's Running Gag of Pink Sugar Heart Attack Epic Fail wherein she looks down the figurative "barrel" of her rod and nearly gets blasted in the face by her own attack. Her expression sells it.
- An example of Black Comedy in that someone keeps leaving flowers in Eudial's memory after her death around the Death Busters headquarters.
- Even funnier is the second time it's shown, there's a framed photo of Eudial hung on her work locker with a black band. While Mimete ( Eudial's murderer who is considering leaving the Death Busters) stands behind said locker and says with complete sincerity "And besides, I'm really a good girl who hasn't done anything truly evil to begin with!"
- Ami's first focus episode of the season- and the one where she's targeted for her pure heart crystal- has her depressed about an issue and she discusses it with Mamoru. At the end, Tuxedo Mask asks her if she's solved her problem and she confirms it. Sailor Moon gets a little jealous of the "good atmosphere" and reminds Ami that Tuxedo Mask is hers. Ami proceeds to repeatedly say, "I won't give up!" and hugs Tuxedo Mask's arm as Sailor Moon chases her around. It's a very rare moment in the series where Ami is intentionally a Troll and it's hilariously adorable.
Sailor Moon Super S (Season 4)
- From Super S: "I am a spider, I can climb...I am a spider, I can climb..." And all of her other antics as Usagi the Red Ninja, Protector of Love.
- Diana's debut episode. It starts off amusing enough, seeing as how she has to use the same time portal Chibi-Usa uses, which means a rough landing. Then she locates Artemis and immediately calls him "Daddy". In front of Luna. She immediately takes it the wrong way and gives him an Armor-Piercing Claw Swipe! It's only towards the end that Diana reveals that Luna's her mom. Luna immediately mellows.
- This exchange at the end of the episode is golden:
Artemis: Mamoru, I think I finally understand what you're going through.Mamoru: You're in for a rough time. Let's go drinking tonight.
- This exchange at the end of the episode is golden:
- Every time Fish Eye has a Freak Out at the sight of Diana. Later, the reason for the ailurophobia becomes apparent, but it's still odd to see one of the Amazon Trio go into a panic over the sight of a tiny little kitten.
- When Rei went to take a bath and saw Mamoru naked in Episode 136. When Usagi eventually forced a confession out of Rei, she understandably teed off.
- Let's also note why Mamoru is staying for the duration at the Hikawa Shrine. While Usagi starts a bit of an argument with the girls in his apartment (at this point, he's tutoring them), Diana happens to notice smoke coming from outside his balcony, which then makes the girls think there's a fire and starts a hilarious panic sequence, topped off by Rei accidentally setting off the apartment's fire extinguisher and covering everything in dry chemical. The frustration factor is best depicted by Mamoru silently closing his laptop and kicking up a puff of dust.
- Episode 158 finds Parapara trying to steal Dream Mirrors when Moon and Chibi-Moon intervene...but then they get into another argument, this one about how each finds the other's age more fun, so Parapara casts a spell that isn't quite a "Freaky Friday" Flip, switching their ages. Stuck in such an awkward situation, there's only one person they can confide while they try to get it fixed: Mamoru. His first reaction upon seeing the youthened Usagi and the grown-up Chibi-Usa? "Am I on Candid Camera?"
- In episode 159, the girls are suspicious why Chibi-Usa is so lovey-dovey and figure she has a boyfriendnote One by one the girls have some one-on-one time with her to try to learn the mystery while awkwarddly trying not to be too obvious. Finally, Mamoru goes to a very fancy restaurant with Chibiusa. Usagi and the others follow. Hilarity Ensues.
Waiter: Four ice waters...
- When the waiter asks the girls what they want to order, they say in unison: "ice water". Only Ami timidly orders apple juice.
- Then, Chibiusa gets the feeling that someone is eavesdropping on her and Mamoru. Sure enough, when the camera pans out, you can see the girls surrounding their table, hiding behind various items they've moved closer: a flower pot, a painting, a statue, and a PIANO. Chibi-Usa eventually busts the whole gang. Finally, the waiter appears. The Cloverway dub actually handles it pretty well:
Amy: And one apple juice to go, turbo speed.
- What makes this even funnier is that it's Makoto who's moving the piano! Just how strong is this girl?!
- There're also implications that Ami's insistence on "apple juice" is actually her code for trying to get the girls to dial it down.
- The entire thing does bear fruit as the girls believe the victim of the week is the one Chibiusa had been pining for and, per Ami and Minako's discussion, he is a horse-faced man.
- Call Back of Funny: Remember the time in the very first episode when Moon made a monster cry for mercy with her wailing? When Moon and Chibi-Moon face a dentist-themed Lemures, they both scream in terror...and make it cry for mercy, too!
- A Lemures in SuperS traps Sailor Moon in a magic tutu that forces her to endlessly perform ballet moves. She ends up breaking out of it because it's too small for her.
- Minako dramatically lamenting that "Surely it is a curse... to be THIS BEAUTIFUL!" as the other girls roll their eyes at the nonsense.
Minako: How - how could you LIE TO ME?Tiger and Hawk: YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO SAY THAT!
- Minako ends up going on a Two-Timer Date and desperately tries to keep up with the Human Yo-Yo routine, only to collapse in a heap. And then, it gets funnier when the "hot guys" she had been "cheating" with reveal themselves to be Hawk's Eye and Tiger's Eye:
- A Remless/Lemures named TogeToge Jo is summoned...and while it's arguing with CereCere and is forced to eat a dream mirror (She thinks it's icky), Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibiusa avert the Talking Is a Free Action and attack her. The original dub actually makes this quite humorous with her last words.
"I haven't even done anything!"
- Zirconia's bad Yoda impression sounds more like Cookie Monster or Trekkie Monster, where Fisheye's voice spends a lot of time being almost indistinguishable from Kate Monster's. It gets slightly more uncomfortable when you realize these two voices were also gender-swapped in the Cloverway dub.
- In episode 140, Usagi spends almost an hour running around a clothing store and loudly gushing over how cute everything is, while Mamoru and an exasperated sales girl stand aside. Now the thing is, Usagi did not plan on buying anything and was perfectly content to just look at the clothes. Mamoru, in a desperate attempt to get Usagi to stop, offers to buy her something. Usagi reacts as if this is some grand declaration of Mamoru's love. Although it turns into a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming when Usagi clarifies that she really is grateful for Mamoru's gift.
- In the Cloverway dub, they add in the sales girl telling Darien "My sanity and I thank you."
- Usagi meets the Victim of the Week, a fashion designer suffering from creative block, and has the balls to ask him to design a wedding dress just for her. Of course, when Usagi (being Usagi) somehow manages to get the guy to remember why he loves designing clothes, he decides he's going to make the dress for her. Usagi's response makes it clear she's not looking a gift horse in the mouth.
Usagi: Okay! I don't know what's going on but that makes me happy!
- In the Cloverway dub of episode 154, where Jupiter and Venus get their new powers, Serena continues to ask if Lita is still mad at Mina for the mess she made the other day. Serena's continual prodding and reminders of everything Mina did causes Lita's anger to increase, leading into her screaming "I told you I'm not angry I'M IN MY HAPPY PLACE!" Raye, scared shitless, tells Serena "Way to go, meatball head," while Lita mangles a metal spatula as if it was a piece of paper.
- The So Bad, It's Good dubbing of Nehellenia using words like "Hunkster" and "Twerp."
- The majority of episode 152 and the girls stewing in jealousy over Rei being interviewed in a magazine.
- Usagi getting so mad when she sees Rei on the magazine one of her odangos popped off her head.
- Rei imagining that her popularity will increase the financial success of the shrine, somehow turning the shrine bigger and bigger until it's made of gold... and somehow leading into Rei getting a recording contract.
- When Rei proudly declares she wishes to have an "INTERNATIONAL LIFE OF SUCCESS" there's a Imagine Spot of Rei being applauded by her adoring masses... and then Usagi lifts the fucking scene up and demands to know if Rei is still serious about it.
- From the Cloverway dub:
Serena: But Raye you said your dream was to be a career woman!Raye: Hey listen I got lots of dreams don't start dogging me.
- From the Cloverway dub:
- "Oh poor, poor Rei-chan is in so much trouble!" Said by Rei as the girls glare at her.
- Victim of the Week Nanako shows up asking to see the "mysterious and calm" Rei while Usagi and Rei are beating each other up. Rei turns to Nanako and immediately puts the charm back on. Literally, there was no transition animation from "raspberry blowing, annoyed Rei," to "adorable Rei."
Rei: Look up to? Oh no, I'm in trouble again!
- The girls showing off how they can be total assholes to each other without actually being mean.
Ami: But do Hikawa Shrine's love charms really work?(Usagi, Minako, and Makoto look at Ami as if they mean to say "What the fuck?" before they burst out laughing while Ami gets embarrassed)Minako: Oh come on!Usagi: If that were true, than Rei-chan over there...Usagi, Minako, and Makoto: WOULD ALREADY HAVE A BOYFRIEND! OHOHOHOHOHO!!!
- Rei being told Nanako expects her to live a life of celibacy as a shrine maiden causes Rei to react as if she's having a heart attack.
- Mako and Minako teasing Rei by mimicking Nanako's earlier gushing, and Ami visibly getting annoyed about it.
- VesVes manhandling poor Nanako when Nanako says she doesn't have any dreams.
- The appearance of Lemure ManeMane, a monkey girl who mimics the appearance and powers of the girls whenever they attack. When she takes on Jupiter's form and starts acting like an idiot, Mercury exclaims "They're identical!" It then cuts to Jupiter looking pissed off and on the verge of knocking the shit out of Mercury for the declaration. Then, it looks like Mercury is going to attack. The girls hastily tell her not to, for Mercury to seriously respond "Just kidding."
- The special episode wherein the guardians fight against a vampire and Mars declares they have to fight using their "special technique." Mercury declares it a Dangerous Forbidden Technique but Jupiter and Venus tell her not to worry and they unleash it. Said special technique? The "Sailor Special Garlic Attack!" They had all eaten a feast of Korean BBQ loaded with garlic the night before (and made poor Mamoru foot the bill). Can be seen in all its glory here.
Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (Season 5)
- Seiya's innocent innuendo as he takes her out dancing. Poor Usagi...
- The entirety of episode 184, in which 12 Sailor Soldiers (Inners, Outers, Starlights, Villains) are crammed into Usagi's living room.
- The "Chibi-Chibi cake/towel conundrum"
- Sailor Moon uses the Moon Tiara Action... With a frozen pizza, as her outfit didn't have a tiara anymore!
- Haruka and Michiru are completely taken by surprise (Luminescent Blush included) as Aluminium Siren whines about how they're standing atop the dining table; and when Eternal Sailor Moon's wings start knocking off things as she walks down the hall, forcing her to lean against the wall. While she makes her usual speech, you can hear dishes breaking in the background. Nothing like the show when it starts parodying itself. Then, when Sailor Star Maker tries to attack, everybody grabs her to stop her from doing so, completely ignoring the Monster of the Week, who receives an Offhand Backhand from Fighter when he tries to get her attention.
- The battle against the old art collector in episode 186 is hilarious, especially when he tries to get a power up... and his pose is a Shout-Out to Chibi-Usa's usual invocation of Pegasus in the much maligned Super S season. Refuge in Audacity at its finest!
- In the anime, Usagi first meeting Chibi-chibi. She asks her her name, and only gets a "chibi" as a response. She tries asking her where she's from, same response, and where her family is same response, and, you get the idea.
- All of the Inners reveal themselves to be members of the Three Lights Fan Club (with Ami of all people having the lowest number of the group). What do they do when they meet the #1 fan? They bow down to her!
- In episode 171, Mars and Neptune are paired up against Nehellenia, and Mars is amazed by Neptune's intuition as a Senshi. Neptune says that Mars herself is pretty amazing, and Mars then freaks out wondering if Neptune can read minds. A confused Neptune tells Mars that she was talking out loud.
- From 179, Taiki invited Makoto onto a live cooking show taping because he needed to bring a friend with him. Throughout most of the broadcast Mako is a frazzled mess who can't get a single coherent sentence out, while Usagi is suffering from the worst case of secondhand embarrassment and finally marches onto the set to help her. You can guess how it goes, being Usagi.
- The girls are watching the show at Rei's place, and when they find out the recipe of the day is going to be strawberry shortcake, Rei and Minako are outraged because they're using the fresh strawberries Mako promised to use for their cake. When Usagi comes on screen:
Rei (completely deadpan): Usagi. Why is Usagi there.
- The girls are watching the show at Rei's place, and when they find out the recipe of the day is going to be strawberry shortcake, Rei and Minako are outraged because they're using the fresh strawberries Mako promised to use for their cake. When Usagi comes on screen:
- The Inner Senshi try and fail with increasing frustration to get tickets to a music festival in episode 180. Minako freaks out like a five year old when they learn the festival is sold out, unaware that Haruka and Michiru were right behind them the whole time. Michiru greets them with an entirely innocent "Hello, how are you?" And she then whips out five tickets to the exact same festival.
- Rei and Minako kissing their tickets in unison.
- Usagi insinuates that Michiru did some kind of back door deal to get the tickets because she's a closeted Three Lights fan.
- Seiya attempts to get friendly with Michiru to learn more about her. All Michiru does is return a compliment, and she somehow managed to flip the entire scenario towards her favor.
- Usagi losing her balance at the top of the stairs and knocking Karajan in the head with her own. My is Usagi limber.
- When a young Hotaru disappeared in episode 168, the rest of the Outers basically searched the entire house from top to bottom... but left her room for last, apparently thinking there was no way she'd be there. But guess what? She was.
- Episode 181. Iron Mouse knows Galaxia is going to kill her soon, and finds herself being stalked on a train by the rotary phone she carried around with her. She's too scared to answer the phone but the ringing is incessant, and the phone has followed her on top of the guy she's holding onto. The funeral march plays in the background, she picks up the phone, then hangs up on Galaxia mid sentence only to freak upon realizing what she just did. Then, after all that, she sees a poster for the Three Lights and FINALLY realizes she should've targeted them from the beginning. She begins laughing maniacally out of relief while A: she accidentally chokes the poor bystander she crawled onto, and B: Ode To Joy starts playing in the background.
- Minako decides to invite Taiki to the movies... and gets uncerimoniously denied, complete with flushing sound effect. And then, when Usagi and Makoto ask her what movie they were going to see, she replies Adult Love XX. Minako planned to take a romantic interest to a porn movie.
- Getting tickets for the Three Lights' concert.
- Seiya getting knocked on top of Usagi. Cue Usagi throwing Seiya. "It was an accident!"
- Funny in retrospect: Poor Sailor Iron Mouse. She looks around forlornly, wondering who could possibly have a star seed. She turns around to see a poster that announces a concert. It shows five people, namely Karajan, Michiru and the Three Lights. Guess who has a true star seed, and guess whom Sailor Iron Mouse chooses.
- The Senshi are in full protective mode of Usagi now that they know that Galaxia's minions (well, minion, since the other members of the season's Quirky Mini Boss Squad have been killed off) know who she is and that she has the Star Seed they're looking for. Among the supplies they give her (which are hilarious on their own, since they include a gas mask and a TAZER) is a whistle. Usagi being Usagi, she picks it up and before the others can stop her, blows it. Cut to an exterior shot of the city and a sudden rumbling, a cloud of dust being kicked up. And then Rei throws open the classroom door, to the others' stunned shock.
Rei: Did you call?
- Minako repeteadly points out that anyone could be an enemy disguised as a student, gesturing wildly towards random people... Or, rather, Tin Nyanko in disguise. Every time.
- The Inners need to speak with Taiki and the best opportunity to do so is when he presents the prize at a video game tournament. All of Rei, Makoto, and Minako go up against a little boy who they think will be an easy opponent. Cue a Curb-Stomp Battle against all three.
- Right beforehand, all three of Minako, Rei, and Makoto dress up in costumes and want Ami to do the same. She's so embarrassed by the idea that she has an out-of-character moment by shaking her head and repeatedly shouting, "No!"
- The entire relationship between Seiren and Lead Crow and the ungodly amount of parallels between them and Usagi and Rei.
- In their official introduction episode, Seiren points out Lead Crow didn't have to follow her to Earth since she wasn't reassigned. Lead Crow gets increasingly flustered before she starts screaming "I came here because I was worried about you, my rival!" Crow then tells Seiren to just go and find the target that Crow herself picked for Seiren... only for Seiren to pull out her huge lunchbox and ask if Crow would like to join her.
- When Seiren and Crow head to the police station where their target is, Crow is at first smirking as said target heads their way... and walks completely by them with Seiren doing nothing and Crow wondering what just happened. Seiren asks if now is the time for her to exchange her business card.
- When their target at Usagi's house turned out to be a blank, Seiren reminds Crow that everything they did up to that point had been Crow's doing, and that Seiren hadn't done anything before Crow dragged her out of her house.
Sailor Lead Crow: You know, I'm working very hard to get you credit for this and you haven't even done anything!Sailor Aluminum Seiren: Wow! Thank you so much for your consideration.
- When they attack the antique dealer without formally introducing themselves:
Sailor Aluminum Seiren: Is it okay? We haven't even introduced ourselves!Sailor Lead Crow: That's not what we need to worry about!
- Crow gets angry at Seiren when she starts eating chips while Crow is explaining who their next target is. Seiren responds to Crow's annoyance by asking if she wanted some... by offering the chip she just took a bite out of.
- Sonoko Ijuuin, the Victim of the Week from episode 187, and everything about her ludicrous existence. Fans think of her as if someone attempted to make a clone of Mamoru and Michiru's DNA that had Gone Horribly Wrong, or as a refuge from a generic shoujo series or from Revolutionary Girl Utena. Highlights include:
- Her first appearance in the episode has her holding a long stemmed red rose for no particular reason while the cheesy background music sometimes used for Haruka and Michiru plays.
- The moment she appears before the Inner Senshi, Ami, Rei, Mako, and Minako recognize her as the #1 member and president of the Three Lights Fan Club and immediately bow to her. Minako also grabs Chibi Chibi and starts smothering her when the child doesn't follow suit.
- Her random cameo in episode 193, once again with a rose and once again for no reason other than because.
Movies and Specials
Sailor Moon R The Movie:
- In the beginning, Usagi has been sweet-talking Mamoru and then has her eyes closed and lips puckered waiting for a kiss. Thing is, Mamoru realizes they were being spied on and leaves. So Usagi stands there confused for a minute and then finally opens her eyes. There, just in front of her nose, is a caterpillar. Cue Freak Out courtesy of Chibi-Usa and the girls' practical joke. The music for this opening scene really nails it, all lovey-dovey at first, then building up the tension before coming crashing down in one note.
- Going back to the girls spying on the couple behind a rack of shelves, peeking between flower pots...and bickering mid-eavesdrop. Chibi-Usa complains that Usagi's stealing Mamoru from her, Rei is disgusted she's doing it out in the open like that, Ami keeps complaining they shouldn't be spying (and helping Minako keep Chibi-Usa from giving them away), and Mako counters by wondering why Ami's with them in the first place.
- A few minutes later, the girls are wondering what Mamoru's relationship with Fiore is and Ami accidentally thinks aloud her wonder if Mamoru is actually gay. She's immediately called out on this.
- The opening credits showcase an Establishing Character Moment for all of the main characters: Ami buying a huge stack of books, Makoto winning a punching game, Minako showcasing different outfits (using Artemis as an accessory for one) etc. When the Outers see the group and walk up to greet them, Usagi is standing at a food stand and, upon turning around, has her mouth stuffed full of snacks.
- When Sailor Moon gets into trouble in a fight, a familar red rose is hurled. Sailor Moon looks up to see... Santa Claus? It does turn out to be Tuxedo Mask under the suit. Better still, it is implied that he rented out a Christmas-themed blimp, complete with reindeer, for his big entrance into battle. He makes a corny speech that even the Snow Dancer attacking Sailor Moon and Sailor ChibiMoon can't be bothered to make sense of.
- After Luna goes missing, Rei angrily accuses Usagi of being the cause and then Usagi goes ballistic and she and Rei get into a tongue war, as seen here.
- Later, Luna has actually fallen in love with the human Kakeru and, after having a conversation with Usagi about potpourri, decides to sneak onto Usagi's vanity while she and Chibi-Usa slept and try some for herself. As she struggles with the top, the girls mumble "Mamo-chan..." in their sleep, unnerving her just as the jar pops open and causing her to fall off the dresser. Being a cat, she lands on her feet, but then the jar rolls on the vanity, first showering her with its contents...and then falling squarely on her head!
- At one point, Mamoru has a pair of slippers that each sport a mask that his Tuxedo Mask alter-ego wears.
- Chibi-Usa gets hypnotized "Pied Piper"-style and Diana goes to wake up Usagi. When a polite word doesn't work, the little kitten climbs up and yells in her ear. And it works by making Usagi fall out of her bed!
- Later, the scouts are hypnotized by the enemy and hallucinate they are in a gingerbread house. Usagi eagerly grabs something to eat, only for Tuxedo Mask to shatter the illusion and reveal that she is about to eat a hanging plastic ring from a playground. She laughs, and pushes it away, only for it to smack her back in the face.
- Also, Sailor Neptune disapproves of the thought of staying a child forever, and says she can think of some "fun things" only adults can do. Sailor Uranus blushes after this.
- Neptune's line in the English dub, about how a full life can contain plenty of "wonderful experiences," sounds just a little bit less suspicious.
- In the short movie "Ami's First Love" when she receives a love letter in school.
- Ami's happiness when she mistakes the Monster of the Week for her school rival. As now she can murder him. Minako promptly declares she won't study too hard anymore because she didn't want to get murdered by her.
- The anime version has Artemis snark, "I don't think you have to worry about that."
- Also, Ami's chagrin when she finds out her rival is still out there.
Common throughout all 5 seasons and movies
- Anytime Usagi/Serena cries like a baby or embarrasses herself.
- Ami's Brutal Honesty, especially when she's trying to be supportive.
- Any of Ami's Covert Pervert, like when she realizes where Fiore's feelings lie in the R movie.
- Anytime Usagi and Rei argue.note
- In the DiC dub, anytime Darien note refers to Serena's note "meatball head" because of her hairstyle.
- In the Viz Media dub, Mamoru calls Usagi "bun head" (closer to the Japanese version's "dumpling head").
- The following Running Gag list:
- Rei's utter lack of self-awareness, as well as when she refers to herself in the third person as "Rei-chan." There's also her ability to spontaneously pop up at Juuban High School in the Stars season even though she attends a different school, which always freaks out the other Senshi. And then we find out that Rei's school is at least half the city away from Juuban which means she runs like a madwoman every time. The scene of Rei responding to the infamous "whistle scene" gives a good picture of this process.
- Ami barely being able to hide her more perverted tendencies.
- Makoto: "He looks just like my sempai."
- Minako's butchered metaphors.
- Usagi and Chibi-Usa continually fighting for Mamoru's attention, even after their family relationship was revealed. Taken to an extreme in an episode of Super S when Mamoru asks them both to stop being so clingy.
- Michiru trolling the hell out of everyone on six different levels just by going "Oh?" Which is mostly followed by Haruka being too dense to know what's really going on.
- Mamoru's Large Ham speeches when he's Tuxedo Mask.
- Yaten being a glorious Drama Queen who is consistently done with everybody and everything. Yaten's been described by fans "As if Rei and Michiru had a child and didn't love it enough."
- The safety conscious Daimons from the third season.
- Haruna's Christmas Cake problems all manifesting as frustrated sexuality and jealousy of her students.
- Sailor Iron Mouse's refusal to follow standard hero/villain protocol by walking out whenever the Senshi give their introductions.
- Haruka and Michiru being unable to say anything to the other that isn't a sex joke in the last season.
- Michiru's increasingly garish wardrobe.
- Whenever someone mentions Usagi's inability to write with legible kanji, or as the first dub put it, how horrible her handwriting is.
- Some of the lines in the old dub are unintentionally funny, like Oh no, NOT the ducks! and BWAHAHHAHAHAHAAAAHAHAH III AM SO TIIIIIRED
- Arguably the hilarity of the original English voice casting reaches it's peak with the Amazon Trio and Zirconia, all of whom sound to some degree like Muppets (though only Zirconia and Fisheye actually sound exactly like any known Muppets. Or rather, Muppet parodies).
From the manga
- In the manga after Chibi Usa returns to the 30th century at the end of the Black Moon arc, Mamoru and Usagi proceed to kiss but are suddenly interrupted by their future daughter falling on their heads again with a letter from Neo Queen Serenity showing us that after 1000 years, Usagi never changes.
- In the "Exam Battle Stories" mini-series, Ami is determined to not let anything interrupt the group's study sessions. When she calls Makoto out on her escapism, there's this exchange:
Makoto: [falls over]Rei: Oh no, she's dead!Ami: There's no time to waste on dying! Let's tackle these problems head-on and solve them!
- Near the end of S, the Inners are caught and pulled into a Lotus-Eater Machine by the Witches 5. As she blacks out, Mercury begins to think, "...It's true! I'd actually rather study a lot more! I want more data! If I don't study more, I'll never get into medical school! But, because of Sailor Moon, here I am taking electric shocks, all the while ignoring my studies."
- In the manga of Super S, after Chibi-Usa and Usagi get their ages swapped, the other senshi arrive at the hospital where Mamoru is. Upon seeing the aged Chibi-Usa, they all instantly accuse her of being Black Lady.
- In the Parallel Sailor Moon story, the Inners all getting miffed at Usagi when they learn she has so much more money to spend than they do as they and their husbands are all either deeply in debt or living in Perpetual Poverty.
From Sailor Moon Crystal
- The preview of the 2014 reboot had people worrying that Usagi was going to be less of a klutz and less of a comical character.note Turns out, with the release of the first episode, that this is NOT the case. Like the original, it starts with Usagi sleeping in and being late for school - but in addition, she ends up falling down the stairs and landing on her butt.
- The third season has definitely picked up cues from the original anime series' humor. The Inner Senshi's reactions to Usagi disguising herself as a Mugen Gakuen student and Usagi and Chibiusa's hilarious fight are good examples.