Funny: Samurai Jack

  • In "Chicken Jack", the only reason that the spell cast on Jack wears off is that the moody wizard flew off the handle upon the cock fighter manager bumping into and accusing said wizard of not watching where he was going. The spell reversed Jack's condition, but turned the manager into a chicken himself. The confused look on said wizard 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 spoon flying) Ahem. I mean, no thank you. Actually, I would like to try the shrimp today instead.
  • When he discovers Jack's blade is an Empathic Weapon, Aku's 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 eye-brows start to grow back.
    • The icing on the cake is that Jack himself was quite surprised it wasn't working! He even admits to Aku forgot that little fact.
  • There's one moment in "Jack and the Hunters" where Jack, cornered by the Emikandi, runs into a nearby ambiguously 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 Emikandi to follow him into the next available elevator and pursue him in a hilariously long, silent chase sequence where Jack continuously foils the Emikandi by getting off his elevator and simply walking into another.
  • The entire of the episode "Aku's Fairy Tales", which focused on Aku's brand of storytelling to a group of young children:
    Aku: Once upon a time... there was a little girl with an adorable red cape and GREAT FLAMING EYEBROWS!

    Aku: The spear struck the beast, transforming him into...BEEF JERKY!
    • Phil La Marr's voice acting from this episode deserves some mention. Just how out-of-character he makes Jack sound.
    • Aku's facial expression 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.
  • "That rock didn't move by itself, Aku!" "Yes it did!"
  • From episode 21, the one with the flatulent dragon, the Scissorsmith offers Jack the following advice:
    Scissorsmith: At the fork in the road, follow the rocky path! It will take you to the dragon's lair!
    Jack: Where will the other one take me?
    Scissorsmith: Space Ace!
    (Cut to Jack's baffled face as a goofy sound effect plays)
    • From the same episode, Jack stumbles upon a near-dead villager.
    Jack: Poor unfortunate creature...
    Villager: HEY! I'm not poor!
    Jack: Those poor, I mean... unfortunate people.
  • Jack's goofy smile right before he realizes he's been had in the first act of "Jack's Tales".
  • "Jack is Naked", especially when he has to dress as a princess.
  • The entirety of "Jack's Sandals" The highlight is when he wears a pair of Combat Stilettos, only to have the bad guys hit on him.
  • Most of Jack's interactions with the Scotsman. Most notably when they're challenging each other at contests to see who gets to row the other back home from a remote island. It all comes down to an epic battle of thumb wrestling.
  • During their first meeting, the Scotsman's extremely long insult.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • The entire 'Meets the Scotsman' 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: Ach, now ye've done it.
    • In the episode where the Scotsman goes on a boat and discovers that Jack has lost his memory, Jack talks like a Totally Radical surfer dude.
  • "Aku Vs Jack" is so laden with them that it's probably the most compulsively quotable in the whole series:
    • The way the episode begins is hilarious, with Aku speaking on a land-line telephone to get 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!

    • Aku's minions try to destroy Jack:
      • Round 1: Aku tells an ogre-like minion even huger than he is (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. This earns another 'stupid' comment from Aku.
        Aku: STUPID FAULTY UNDERLIIIIIIIINGS!!!! 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)
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Pause at the very beginning of the portal sequence in the intro. Look closely at Jack's face. Try and hold in your laughs.
  • The first episode of season 2, "Jack Learns to Jump Good", 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.
    • Compare it to the end of the episode, when Jack uses his new jumping skills to his advantage.
      Aku: Samurai fool. Your efforts are in vain again. This gateway into the past is once more (Jack springs far into the air) beyond your reaaa- YOU CAN FLY?!
      Jack: No. Jump good.
  • The Scotsman's wife yelling at him 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 deal with the army themselves, she was the worst (and most hilarious) cheerleader ever.
    "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!!"
    • 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 —
      Scotsman's Wife: WHAT?! (Jack realizes what he just said)
      Scotsman: RUUUN!
      (Jack bolts away out the tower, the Scotman's wife close behind)
      Scotsman's Wife: LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!
  • Everything that happens when Jack meets the Scotsman's Clan:
    • They all start off making the exact same insults to Jack as the Scotsman did. The Scotsman has to constantly reassure Jack that they're a bunch of meatheads and don't know him yet.
    • As per Scottish Tradition, Haggis.
    • Their test of Manhood is throwing a rock. The Scotsman failed to mention the size of said rock.
    • Angus is apparently a weak thrower. Jack's Take The Third Option on the challenge is this too.
  • From "The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful" (XXIX):
  • Whilst "Jack and the Lava Monster" (X) is mostly known for its Nightmare Fuel (and its Awesomely Heartwarming Tear Jerker ending), there's one line early on that's just too much, especially thanks to Jack's usual demeanour:
    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)
  • In the episode featuring 'Da Samurai', Jack remains The 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, he gets the most appropriate confused expression ever.
  • Scotsman Saves Jack has a number of highlights. On of note is when the Scotsman is trying to look for people that remember Jack, he breaks into a bar and screams "Has anybody hear 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. 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 lot cats."
    • Earlier in that episode, a good Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking Shout-Out too—
      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!
    • Later, once Jack has been saved and they start competing to see who will row, 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 Scotsman asks around town to see if anyone can recognize Jack. One of the people he asks is snake charmer... and his snake, too. Also, a baby.
  • In "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.
  • This early exchange in "A Samurai Called Jack,"
    Jack: Agh! Talking demon dog!
  • Jack, while liberating the talking dog archeologists, says to them that "Even dogs shouldn't be treated like dogs." Cue awkward silence.
  • The time-gate guardian suffers a direct hit from two missiles. The smoke clears, and reveals that he's perfectly fine, except... "That was my favorite suit you just ruined!"
  • In "Jack and the Gangsters", Aku's face when the gangsters tell him they got the Neptune Jewel thanks to their newest member
    Aku: "Jackie?!"
  • The way Aku enters in "Jack and the Gangsters" is pretty hilarious.
    Aku: (in a deep voice) "Who dares to summon the Daimyo of Darkness, the Shogun of Sorrows — (utterly bored voice) Oh, you guys again."