Funny / Samurai Jack

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  • Jack may or may not have a real, original name. He starts introducing himself as Jack because the first people he met in the future were a group of Jive Turkeys who called him "Jack" as a slang term, the way one would call somebody "dude" or "man". If they had called him either one of those instead, or something even less cool, then that would have been his name instead.
  • Too frequently to list, but once Jack is acclimatized enough to the future to not always gape in shock at every strange new thing, he reacts to most of said bizarre things with this polite, pained expression, like he's resigning himself to his life containing something this ridiculous.
  • How often is Jack's gi damaged, almost always the top half, and how often does he respond by just tearing it off? How often does his topknot come dramatically undone and reveal surprisingly long flowing hair? Likely these are indicators that he's got opponents dangerous enough to actually hit him, and they're an attempt to raise tension, but it ends up happening so often after season one, and those near misses so rarely cut his skin at that point.
  • Virtually every time he shows up in a hat, something bad happens to it. It's like danger will gleefully ruin his clothes but draws back from really hurting him. Until Season 5, but even then, he loses about ninety percent of his outfit first.

    Season 1 
The Samurai Called Jack
  • This exchange, when Jack bumps into an anthropomorphic dog:
    Jack: "Agh! Talking demon dog!"
  • The dogs scan Jack with a machine that dates him to 25 years Before Aku. If you interpret that to mean the date he was born and that Aku as a way of measuring time started with the ending of the first episode, that would mean gravely reserved, deep-voiced, traveled-the-world-to-learn-fighting, has-lines-under-his-eyes Jack is only twenty five.
  • Jack, while liberating the talking dog archaeologists, says to them that "Even dogs should not be forced to live like dogs." Cue awkward silence.

Jack, the Woolies, and the Chritchellites
  • The Chritchellites are monsters for their enslavement and abuse of the Woolies, but damned if they aren't hilarious thanks to Tom Kenny doing a pissed-off sounding nasally geek voice for all of them.
  • This is the first time we see Jack with his hair down, when he removes a pin to use to pick the lock. Its short stringy look is at odds with the flowing shoulders-to-mid-back hair he sports so often in later episodes, the contrast alone is funny.

Jack vs. Mad Jack
  • After Jack defeats a bounty hunter who resembles Chewbacca, Jack says a line that it's amazing he was able to with a straight face.
    Jack: "Looks like there will be no money for you, Crazy Round Man."
  • When Mad Jack appears.
    Jack: "What sorcery is this? Who are you?"
    Mad Jack: "Don't be such a fool! I'm you!"
    Jack: "If you are me, who am I?"
    Mad Jack: "Argh! You are so stupid! You are you also!"

Jack and the Lava Monster
  • One line early on, especially thanks to Jack's usual demeanor:
    Jack: "Surely he takes me for a fool to follow deeper into his trap."
    (Spiked ceiling starts to lower)
    Jack: "A fool I be!" (Races deeper into the maze)

Jack and the Scotsman
  • Jack's and the Scotsman's whole argument.
    • The Scotsman throws quite a few rapid-fire zingers in:
      Scotsman: "I'M CALLIN' YOU A COWARD!"
      Jack: "I fear no man."
      Scotsman: "Ooh... that's some tough talk comin' from a man who wears a basket on his head! I carry me haggis in a basket. You might make me shiver if you weren't dressed in a nightgown! You look like me nanny! You call that thing danglin' off your hip a sword? Looks like a butter knife! You'd be better off usin' your slippers for a weapon."
    • Coupled with Jack's stationary frown, as his hand trembles on his sword in anger. Not much gets a rise out of Jack, but the Scotsman does so successfully.
    • The entire episode is one of the best for laughs; Jack stabbing the bagpipes, though, is the maximum of amusement for the minimum of dialogue.
      Bagpipes: (doleful wail of final, irreparable deflation)
      The Scotsman: "You've done it now."
    • A few moments later, they both fall from a bridge into the river and watch their broken possessions floating away:
      Scotsman: (seeing Jack's hat) "AHAHAHAHA!"
      Jack: (smirks as the Scotsman's deflated bagpipes float past)
      Scotsman: "...SHUT IT!"
  • Their "You!" Squared when they're cornered by bounty hunters: "They're after me! After you?! They're after ME!"

Jack and the Gangsters
  • Aku's meeting with the gangsters.
    Aku: (in a deep booming voice) "Who dares to summon—" (utterly bored voice) "Oh. It is you."
    • Aku's face when the gangsters tell him how they got the Neptune Jewel thanks to their newest member.
    Aku: "Jackie?!"

Aku's Fairy Tales
  • One of the kids who delight in playing Jack in Jack-vs-Aku games has "the best Jack impression" — and it is the best, this prepubescent boy can speak flawlessly in Jack's deep voice.
  • The entirety of this episode, which focused on Aku's incredibly terrible storytelling to a group of young children, which fails to impress them. Examples include:
    Aku: "The spear struck the beast, transforming him into... BEEF JERKY!"
    Aku: "Once upon a time... there was a little girl with an adorable red cape and GREAT FLAAAMING EYEBROWS!"
    • Aku writes himself as an overpowered character loved by all. Little Red Hood for example has laser eyes, martial arts training, and super strength for some reason.
    • Phil LaMarr's voice acting from this episode deserves some mention. Just how out-of-character he makes Jack sound.
    • Aku's facial expressions on seeing the children disrespecting him. In fact, Aku's facial expressions are always hilarious.
    • When Aku gets fed up and starts combining a bunch of random stories that have nothing to do with each other, and makes Jack into a Butt Monkey for his enjoyment.
      • Highlights include the amalgam of Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rumpelstiltskin where a giant Jack stomps on a gingerbread house and demands that someone guess his name; and the story where Jack is Humpty Dumpty and has a scowl on his face after he falls from the wall and breaks.
    • Aku just Rage Quits at the end of the episode from all the kids questioning his stories.
      Aku: Enough! Here is the truest tale of all! There was an almighty, all-powerful wizard! And there was a pathetic little samurai! And the wizard DESTROYED HIM! THE END! (leaves)
  • After Aku flounces out of storytime, the children collectively go and tell a more accurate Jack story, though it involves rapidly evolving visuals as they interrupt each other with suggestions; after fighting a Giant Mook, Jack would be all battle-damaged (shirtless) and with his hair all messed up (his Samurai Ponytail is replaced with long flowing locks) and with his sword in his teeth (GRR!).

    Season 2 
Jack Learns to Jump Good
  • It opens with Jack having just fought his way through a horde of Aku's drones to reach a time portal, when Aku suddenly appears and snatches the portal away. Aku then proceeds to dangle the time portal just beyond the reach of Jack's jump, and giddily watches Jack hopping up and down trying to reach it.

Jack Tales
  • The whole first segment, where Jack encounters and converses with a two-headed worm monster that trolls him for a good long while. All Myths Are True in this series, except the one that this giant worm can grant wishes.

Jack and the Scotsman II
  • At the beginning, Jack is just sitting down and eating his meal, when bounty hunters start shooting up his table. Jack being Jack of course, he manages to get behind the bar for cover while still chewing his food. Then when the bullets hit the barrels above him, he causally grabs a mug from under the counter, fills it with some of the liquid pouring out, and washes down his food with a satisfied "ah". All before dealing with the bounty hunters themselves.
  • Everything that happens when Jack meets the Scotsman's Clan:
  • The Scotsman's Wife yelling at her husband, while he just stares at her with the most absolutely lovestruck expression ever. Jack looking back and forth between them in confusion is gold.
    Wife: "Don't you 'muffin' me, you ripe end of a baboon!... I swear on Cuchulain's mighty chest hairs, I've got wooden spoons brighter than you!"
    • When she was watching the Scotsman and Jack try to fight off the demon army, she was the worst (and most hilarious) cheerleader ever.
      Wife: "Ohhh, I'll bet that hurt 'em! I've seen cranky sheep more vicious! Why don't you give 'em a nice cup of tea and a biscuit to choke on! You two couldn't fight your way out of a garden party of old ladies! I've baked haggis more lethal than you!"
    • The leader of the demon robots mentions how fat the Scotsman's Wife is. Cue the woman being provoked into an Unstoppable Rage, and she demolishes the rest of the army by herself. Also doubles as an Awesome Moment.
    • When his Wife hugs him, it bends the Scotsman's sword. Note that even Jack's magically enchanted katana can't even dent it, and she bent it with a hug.
    • The final interaction between Jack and the Scotsman's Wife:
      Jack: "It appears we will have to find another way out."
      Scotsman: "What's wrong with this door?"
      Jack: "Well, you see: the door is so very small, and your wife is so very—"
      Wife: "WHAT?!"
      (Jack realizes what he just said)
      Scotsman: "RUUUN!"
      (Jack bolts away out the tower, with the Scotman's wife close behind)

Jack and the Ultra-Robots
  • Jack receives a high-tech gauntlet to help him fight the robots. After giving it to him, the scientist repeatedly asks for a high-five, but Jack doesn't know what a high-five is. Jack's confused expression and repeated deadpan "what" makes the scene hilarious.

Jack and the Farting Dragon

Jack and the Hunters
  • There's one moment where Jack, cornered by the Imakandi, runs into a nearby tall building, and discovers an orange button with an arrow pointing upwards. Figuring out what it's used for, Jack presses the button, and the room he's in starts to move up (turns out it's an elevator). This forces the Imakandi to follow him into the next available elevator and pursue him in a hilariously long, silent chase sequence where Jack continuously foils the Imakandi by getting off his elevator and simply walking into another.

Jack vs. Demongo, the Soul Collector
  • Something about the demonic soul-collector having a strangely high-pitched and squeaky voice is very amusing. Even made more so with the fact that Demongo never stops laughing, moving around, or taunting Jack like a child.

Jack is Naked

Jack's Sandals
  • The highlight is when Jack wears a pair of Combat Stilettos, only to have the bad guys hit on him.
    • Jack doesn't quite get what's so funny at first, until he realizes that among the people cat-calling him are a group of women (that appear to be prostitutes, just for good radar-dodging measure) also wearing high heels. Watching him put two and two together before running off embarrassed is priceless.

    Season 3 
Chicken Jack
  • How long it takes for Jack to realize that something's happened to him, despite everyone in the crowd being way taller than him and calling him a chicken long before he double-takes at a reflective surface.
  • The only reason that the chicken curse cast on Jack wears off, is that the cranky wizard he met earlier flew off the handle upon the cockfight manager bumping into and accusing said wizard of not watching where he was going. The wizard cast a new spell that reversed Jack's condition, but turned the manager into a chicken himself. The confused look on Jack really sells the whole bit.
  • Also what comes immediately afterwards:
    Vendor: "Ah, you're back. What'll it be? The chicken, right?"
    Jack: "NO! NO CHICKEN!!"
    (Pounds the counter and sends a toothpick flying and right into a wall)
    Jack: "Ahem. I mean, no thank you. Actually, I would like to try the shrimp today instead."

The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful
Zeke: (to ex-wife Josephine) "Court says 150 feet, woman. 150 feet!"

Jack and the Zombies
  • While trying to escape the hordes of zombies Jack vaults into a mausoleum. Many Glowing Eyelights of Undeath come on and the tightly packed zombies are revealed, screaming - and instead of cutting them up Jack essentially nopes out, jumping right back outside again.
  • When Aku learns the hard way that Jack's blade is Loyal Phlebotinum, his flaming eyebrows go out.
    • What makes it even funnier is that Aku keeps trying to stab Jack even after it failed the first time, and as he screams "How?!", his eyebrows start to grow back.
    • The icing on the cake is that Jack himself was quite surprised it wasn't working! For a moment he just stares up at Aku as if equally shocked. A few seconds later he admits that even he had forgotten.
    • There's also what follows. While also awesome, Jack basically spends close to twenty seconds just hacking away at Aku from the bottom up while Aku panics. After Jack's done, Aku is forced to revert to a mouse-like form and scamper away while swearing revenge in a squeaky voice.

Jack in Egypt
  • Jack asks Ra (the Egyptian sun god) if he happens to know where the next time portal is. Ra's response is to stare blankly at Jack before ascending once more into the sky, assuming that was his response (he could've just not registered Jack at all).
    Jack: "...Guess that's a no."

Jack and the Traveling Creatures

Jack and the Creature
  • While walking around with an intense look on his face, Jack notices a lizard climbing a tree and stops, smiling open-mouthed, until it climbs out of sight. Then he resumes his serious samurai progress.

Jack and the Swamp Wizard
  • Aku's guise as the Hermit is far, far less convincing than his earlier stint as Ikra, who only shared his color scheme. He uses his normal voice actor, if with a mildly different pitch, keeps extremely similar facial features, and berates Jack in sometimes similar ways. Yet it seems to have fooled Jack... until the episode's end. Is it funnier to think Jack saw through this disguise instantly and decided to see how the plan unfolded, or that he figured it out slowly?
  • The Hermit, riding on a raft as Jack poles it, realizing that his reflection in the water is of his real self and freaking out. How does he solve this? By summoning a giant crocodile to rise up under the raft and then start flying.
  • While hanging out on the dome that hides the third jewel Aku-the-Hermit trades tongue flicks with the mount they used to get there, a giant snake.

Jack, the Monks, and the Ancient Master's Son
  • Jack freaks out when he thinks that he has led Aku to the secret Shaolin temple, but the Grandmaster calmly points out that he shields the temple from Aku's gaze with his connection to the earth. Cue Aku staring angrily at his viewscreen, which is now covered in television static, and banging on it as one would a malfunctioning TV. It's also Aku's only scene in the whole episode.

    Season 4 
Samurai vs. Samurai
  • When dealing with the so-called "Da Samurai", Jack remains stoic through most of the episode. He doesn't snicker when he smashes Da Samurai's sunglasses, or rips his belt away revealing his cartoony underpants. But when he discovers that his enemy's Heroic Build was actually a fake muscular-torso shell held on with straps (revealing a fat gut), he gets the most appropriate confused expression ever.

The Aku Infection
  • While most of this episode is Nightmare Fuel focused on Jack slowly turning into a clone of Aku, the events leading up to it are kind of darkly hilarious.
    • First, we see Jack about to fight Aku, who is sick with some sort of flu.note  Aku is sneezing and coughing, and unenthusiastically croaking orders to his minions, looking miserable enough that Jack stares at him. Aku soon feebly announces that "I will not fight you today" and then flies off.
      • Not to mention the way that Aku accidentally infects Jack — he coughs out what looks like black mucus, which enters Jack's wide-open mouth (he was yelling a battle cry at just the wrong time), and then proceeds to choke and swallow it. Aku wasn't even really trying to fight Jack at the time, and yet this day was the closest he's ever come to killing him.
      • As one Youtube comment puts it: "I like how he didn't even fully shapeshift. He just said fuck it, grew some wings and left"
    • At one point, Jack (who's just started mutating) comes across a man who is dangling from a mountain edge. Jack wants to rescue the man because it's the right thing to do, but then his new Aku-side demands monetary payment before intervening. Cue an argument between the split-personalities that leaves the poor man confused (and still dangling from the cliff).

The Scotsman Saves Jack
  • There's a good Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking Shout-Out
    The Scotsman: "Heck's Bucket Seaport... you will never find a more Wretched Hive of scum an' villainy. An' the crabcakes aren't bad either!"
  • When the Scotsman is trying to look for people that remember Jack, he breaks into a bar and screams "Has anybody here seen this man before?!" The whole building turns out to be full of bounty hunters, and there's a wanted poster of Jack right on the wall, forcing the Scotsman to fight them all off.
  • Jack spends most of the episode in a amnesiac state, courtesy of a spell cast on him by the Sirens. Jack believes that he's a civilian named "Brent" who talks like a Totally Radical Surfer Dude, and he doesn't remember any of his fighting skills, making him a useless bystander.
  • Later when Jack and the pirates start getting entranced by the Siren's song, we see everyone with Hypnotic Eyes, except the Scotsman... who looks annoyed, and declares, "Sounds like someones step'en on a cat. Sounds like someones stepp'en on a lotta cats."
  • Later, after Jack has been saved and they start competing to see who will row the boat home, one of the many events they do is a high-jump contest. Cut to the Scotsman leaping ridiculously high... only to see Jack sitting on a branch just out of his reach.
    Jack: (smug smile) "Jump good."
    The Scotsman: "Yeah, yeah..."
    • The best thing is that this is the only instance in the whole series of Jack acting even remotely smug, so it's obvious that he's teasing his friend.
    • Throughout the contests, the Scotsman gets more and more frustrated, suggesting increasingly ridiculous ways in which the two of them can test their might (like building sandcastles), until he finally settles on thumb wrestling. Cue an epic thumb war, with lots of buildup, Dramatic Wind, ominous glances, and Slow Motion.

Jack and the Flying Prince and Princess
  • This episode is nearly a Whole Plot Reference to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, with expies of Luke, Leia, and C3P0.
    Princess Verbena: "Aren't you a little short for a demonic minion?"
    Jack: "Huh? Oh, the uniform. I am called Jack, and I am here to rescue you."
  • When Jack takes them to a getaway car, he quickly reveals that he has no goddamn idea how to drive, just pushing random buttons and mashing his foot on the accelerator until the Princess, engaging in possibly the politest Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like ever, physically pulls his foot away from the accelerator and point-blank says he doesn't know how to fly this thing, does he.
    Jack: (shamefacedly) "Uh... I like to walk."
    • Princess Verbena then tells him he'll navigate, she'll drive, and he jumps very hastily out of the driver's seat and into the back as she moves over into it.
  • Jack has clearly never used a walkie-talkie before and just hammers on the button with his thumb until Verbena too-patiently explains how to use it. Then he uses it like an old person and basically shouts slowly at it.

Jack vs. Aku
  • The way the episode begins is hilarious, with Aku speaking on a land-line telephone to order new minions to attack Jack. It sounds exactly like he's ordering a pizza.
    Aku: "Yes, I would like to place an order for delivery ... Aku ... I think I'm in the computer ... Yes, that's it! I'd like large - huh, what? ... Extra thick! ... Thirty minutes or it's free? Excellent!"
    • When that minion arrives Aku says he assumes the minion knows what he's there for, and receives silence in return until Aku realizes, yes, extra thick.
  • Aku's minions try to destroy Jack:
    • Round 1: Aku tells an ogre-like minion larger than him (and about five times taller than Jack) to go destroy Jack. The minion roars, then - a split-cut later - is driving a little round car way too small for it out to Jack's location. He tears his way out of his tiny car with a shrug. He roars, Jack merely jumps up and slashes. Cue *boom* and Aku commenting on how stupid that was.
      Aku: "STUPID!"
    • Round 2: A giant robot begins extending a telescoping chest cannon so long it's basically no bigger than a peashooter when it's fully extended. It's less than a meter away from Jack as it fires... a pea-sized shell which just bounces off of Jack's sword. Cue Jack staring in surprise and the giant trying to regain its former standing posture only to slip, fall and blow up. Aku comments on how stupid it is. Again.
      Aku: "IDIOTIC!"
    • Round 3: A huge robot army armed with steel blades and shields march towards Jack as he prepares to fight them off. Cue one of the robots tripping, sending its blade flying through the air and onto another robot, leading to it exploding, destroying and damaging the ones around it, causing their blades to fly off and repeat the chain reaction. This eventually leads to only one bot remaining as it gets near Jack who is still maintaining his ready stance... until another blade ends up in the last robot's back and destroys it. The explosion is just strong enough to blow away Jack's hat.
      • At one point they cut to Aku while the robot army is demolishing itself, and his silent look of sheer disbelief is so totally priceless. This soon earns another comment from Aku.
        Aku: "STUPID BOUNTY HUNTERRRRS!!!! It's just like people say; if you want something done right, you've got to do it yourself!" (suddenly looks very sorry for himself)
  • Aku makes an entrance before Jack:
    Jack: "AKU!"
    • Jack prepares himself for combat, but Aku dismisses the idea:
      Aku: "Oh, put that thing away, Samurai. We all know what's going to happen. You'll swing your sword, I'll fly away, and probably say something like, "I'll be back, Samurai!" And then I'll flutter off over the horizon, and we won't see each other for about a week. And then, we'll do the same thing all over again."
    • Jack, thinking Aku is merely up to some trick, swings his sword: Aku turns into a bat form, fleeing and yelling, "I'll be back, samurai! You'll see! HAHAHAHA!" He flutters away for long enough that Jack starts getting thoughtful before popping back next to Jack and saying "See what I mean?"
    • Jack has to ask for clarification on where the duel will take place.
      Aku: "We shall meet before the rising sun at the ancient ruins beyond the Valley of the Corpses."
      Jack: "Agreed... was that east or west of the Crimson Hall of the Ogre?"
      Aku: "East."
      Jack: "East, right..."
      Aku: "You know where that is?"
      Jack: (beat) "...Yes, yes I will find it. Don't worry."
      Aku: "Are you sure?"
      Jack: "No, no. Don't worry. I remember now." (averts his eyes in thought)
      Aku: "...I can give you a ride if you—"
      Jack: "I will find it!"
    • Then a moment or two after that, we have a hilariously long beat of Jack and Aku just staring at each other awkwardly, before Aku gives an entirely false smile, and Jack responds with the most forced and awkward looking smile ever.
  • During the duel itself:

Jack and the Baby
  • At the end, after protecting a baby he found from various horrors (in particular a group of robot trolls who wanted to eat him), Jack finally manages to get the baby back to his mother, who is grateful, but is shocked by the stern scowl the baby now has. Jack apologizes, saying that seeing Jack defeat all those opponents (combined with his stories to the baby about Momotaro) has instilled the spirit of a samurai in the baby, meaning he's stuck like that.

    Season 5 
  • Even while fearing for her life, the blue alien girl emojis her disgust at getting her feet covered in oil.
  • The entire scene with Scaramouch the Merciless. He's a Robotic Musical Assassin in a purple dress-coat and high-heels who acts as campy as possible while employing scatting to telekinetically control his sword. He acts silly and jovial even in the midst of combat, comments repeatedly on Jack's post-Time Skip Wild Hair, and somehow has Aku's phone number on speed-dial.
    • Just the mere fact that the first time we're reintroduced to Aku after such a long time both in- and out-of-universe, is through his annoyed and confused voice on a cellphone. There's also the implication that Scaramouch is lying through his teeth about being Aku's top assassin, and that Aku has little idea of who he is.
      Aku: "Huh? Who is this?!" (Jack knocks the smartphone out of Scaramouch's hand) "WHAT?! HELLOOOOOO?!"
    • Jack's "completely out of shits to give" thousand-yard stare at Scaramouch is pretty hilarious to boot, showing that despite his PTSD, he's still The Comically Serious. Whereas before Jack could be perplexed or surprised by assassins, now he just sees them as a nuisance. His painfully desensitized attitude to Scaramouch, coupled with the guy's talk of being Aku's top hitman, makes you wonder how many times Jack has killed "Aku's favorite assassin" by now. Scaramouch probably got the title only because he's the best assassin Jack hasn't yet killed.
    • For a bit of Black Comedy / Mood Whiplash, while Jack starts talking to a pile of rubble, hallucinating them as the terrified children who were killed by Scaramouch, pleading Jack for help:
  • A meta-example: During San Diego Comic-Con 2016, Genndy Tartakovsky described the opening scene of the episode, complete with sound effects. After it aired, someone dubbed the scene with his narration.

  • Just the entire scene with Aku. The episode opens with Aku waking up and putting on his eyebrows, then going through his morning stretches, every movement making a cracking sound. After this, he has to deal with a race of mud men who want to offer him tribute, but they make a disgusting mess all over the floor and he sends them away. Then, his scientists arrive to show him their Ultimate Beetle Drone, which will "certainly" kill Samurai Jack, but Aku insists that he doesn't care about Jack anymore and slinks away. Then Aku has a therapy session WITH HIMSELF, admitting that he doesn't want to deal with Jack anymore, that he's given up because Jack is still running around, hasn't died, and has grown a stupid beard. Several times throughout the therapy session, Aku literally dissolves into a puddle.
    • When Aku flips out during his therapy session, his "therapist" mimics him perfectly, then promptly brushes it off.
    Aku: Once I e-ra-di-cat-ed all the time portals, I thought I would just wait it out and then the samurai—
    "Therapist": We don't say his name here. This is a safe place.
    Aku: Y-yes, sorry, doctor. Well, I just assumed that eventually, over time, he would just—
    Aku: But he hasn't even aged. I mean, like at all. He just grew that stupid beard.
    • Just the fact that Aku, a being literally made of evil, needs to tell himself that he has a safe space.
  • We see the Ultimate Beetle Drone in a later scene come crashing through the forest to fight Jack. Jack kills it with a single spear throw.
  • While in the middle of the very tense battle scene with the Daughters of Aku in the crypt, there's something funny about the face Jack makes when the ancient battleaxe he grabs breaks almost immediately. It is almost the textbook definition of "Oh, come on!"
    • That the blade of the axe breaks in like two seconds but the haft, which looks like wood and should be even more fragile given its age, holds up even into the next scene.

  • Jack is again tormented by his conscience, but he now has exaggerated features such as fangs, and he taunts Jack's guilt over killing one of the Daughters of Aku as if he were a bully teasing someone, so the scene is unexpectedly hysterical.
  • After the Wolf finishes eating, it lets out a belch before falling asleep. Jack follows suit.
  • In the flashback to the Emperor cleaning up a young Jack after the former slays a group of bandits, Jack's eyes shift over to his father's blood-soaked robe and sword on the other side of the room. The music, their faces, and the sting when the scene shifts to Jack's POV makes the start of the flashback seem almost less like a life-altering conversation about morality and death, and almost more like an immensely awkward dinner conversation.
  • While hunting for Jack, the Daughters of Aku come across a clearing and notice a doe, confused as to what it was due to being raised as child assassins. Then they notice a stag and his branching black antlers, and mistake it for one of Aku's minions.
    • Thinking the stag was going to kill the doe, only to see them affectionately nuzzle noses, it's discovered they're also Oblivious to Love. And then one of them promptly flips out and scares them off, because seeing it angers her and she's not even sure why.
  • The scene where Jack tries to warn them off is longer than it was in the trailers; after the Daughters angrily refuse to leave, he pauses and says "So I guess you're staying."
  • After having killed all but one of the Daughters, the still living one (Ashi) goes on a rant on how she will destroy Jack. Jack, having the most bored and disgruntled look on his face, unties the chain around his wrist that she is holding onto and lets her fall to her death mid-speech.

  • In the first issue Jack has to fight several gladiators including Robuttinsky, The Butt Blaster. Who named these guys?
  • The 10th issue contains perhaps the most hilariously humiliating defeat of Aku yet. While it starts out as being very serious, since it entails Aku invading Jack's mind and devouring his memories to try and make the samurai unable to pose a threat to him, it starts to get funny when Aku tries to devour memories pertaining to Jack's training and starts to fail to defeat Jack in the memories (for better understanding of context, one scene has Aku assume the form of the man on horseback who lost his gold while Jack was practicing archery, and he ends up riddled with arrows). It reaches Epic Fail levels when Aku eventually resorts to attacking Jack in a memory when he was a newborn and is still defeated.
  • An issue of Samurai Jack Classics opens with Jack on a pile of rabbit-robots being cheered by goat people.
    "Great samurai, you've vanquished the Bunnies of Aku!"
  • There's one where Jack has the hiccups for some reason, and a sequence of him fighting everything from a scarecrow to a giant scorpion to an armored bear to bees gives him advice on how to make them go away.

Alternative Title(s): Samurai Jack 2017