When Torogai first meets Chagum, she enters Tanda's hut muttering, "an egg, an egg..." and she sits down to eat, then notices Chagum, points at him and shouts, "The Egg!" Cut To Black.
When the participants in the manhunt come to Tanda's hut and ask if he's seen an injured woman — the healer tells them that yes, he has, but springboards it into such an inspired rant about his frustrated love life that in the end the searchers just slink away awkwardly.
Often when Balsa, Tanda, and Chagum fall into a "family" image. There are surprisingly meaningful and amusing scenes that consist only of wordlessly-exchanged glances between the three of them, but the Crowning Moment of Funny comes when the three sit down to eat in town and the Yakoo proprietor brings them, gratis, a traditional three-bean dish. Tanda explains that this means they were mistaken for a family: the large green beans stand for the father, the smaller red beans stand for the mother, and the chickpeas stand for the child — "Oh, I see," Balsa says, and helps herself to the "Father" bean.
Soon after Chagum is taken from the castle, he begins the feel a weird feeling in his stomach. Tanda laughs, and says it would figure that a child as high born as Chagum doesn't know what hunger is.