Funny / Sleeping Beauty
The Disney film
Trying to bake a cake is...hilarious.
- After Prince Philip and Princess Aurora/Briar Rose have met and done their little dance/duet, the way Prince Philip then asked "Who are you?", and in such a casual manner, is hilarious. Her reaction is even better. She sounds so surprised.
- Before Philip and 'Briar Rose' meet, she's playfully dancing with an owl wearing the prince's coat. Philip makes his move by unceremoniously yanking the owl offscreen.
- Followed by the Owl's "Don't look at me!" shrug when the princess realizes what happened.
- Every time Merryweather tries to get a piece of Maleficent, only for Flora to pull her back.
- The image above is during the following exchange between Flora and Fauna:
Fauna: [propping up a sagging 15-layer cake with a broom handle] Well, what do you think of it?
Flora: Well, it's...it's a very unusual cake, isn't it?
Fauna: Yes... [the cake frosting begins to flow down the broomstick, taking the lit candles with it, and Fauna scrambles to put them back on top] Of course, it'll be much stiffer after it's baked!
- The blue-pink color fight between Flora and Merryweather, particularly when Maleficent's pet raven looks in the chimney to investigate the commotion and then gets shot in the face and the rear.
- Plus the end when they strike Aurora's dress with their spells at the same time and turn into a Picasso.
- What's funnier is Flora sounds like she thinks Aurora's dress is permanently ruined by this, even though she changes it back to a single solid color with no trouble just seconds later.
- Phillip's exchange with his father:
Philip: Now, Father, you're living in the past. This is the fourteenth century!
- That whole scene, where the king is completely losing it while Phillip teases him, waltzes with him, and just acts giddily happy all throughout.
- The good fairies stirring their tea with their magic wands. Okay, fine, there's Mundane Utility, but some of the most powerful objects in the world being used in such a manner is just funny.
- Fauna's ditziness is always good for a laugh.
Fauna: [reading recipe for a cake] "Two eggs, fold in gently." ...fold? [shrugs, then folds in two eggs, shells and all]
- Her shocked expression when she hears the crunch really sells it. She knows something's wrong, but she can't quite put a finger on what.
- And later...
- Made even more hilarious with a Spanish Malaproper in the Latin Spanish dub version. She reads "Una cucarachita", "One little cockroach", to which Merryweather replies "Una Cucharadita", "One little teaspoon".
- The fairies attempt to make a dress, with Merryweather as the "dummy". It's all in Flora's deadpan delivery:
Merryweather: It looks awful.
Flora: That's because it's on you, dear.
- By the time Flora finishes the dress, it looks as short and plump as Merryweather instead of tall and thin, the sleeves have become too skinny for Merryweather to stick her arms into, and color-clashing pins and ribbons remain visible against the pink fabric. Merryweather looks utterly miserable while modeling it.
- King Stefan and King Hubert having a drink. And then starting to have a brief argument (complete with Hubert using a fish as a weapon), which quickly dies and replace with laughter. During the scene, the minstrel sneaks a drink for himself a few times, and ends up drunk. By the end, he's passed out under the table, with his head stuck in the lute. Try to keep a straight face as he snores in that thing!
- After Hubert and Stefan's "fight" with the fish, Hubert sheathes it in his belt like a sword!
- Before that, their first attempt at a toast with crossed arms. Hubert drinks so deeply that Stefan can barely get a sip out of his.
- Apparently, in the search for Aurora, Maleficent's goons hunted for a baby for 16 years. Even Maleficent seemed to find it funny... at first.
- When King Hubert sees Phillip and Aurora together at the end and gets so utterly confused, as he'd been told that his son was marrying a peasant girl. He eventually just goes with it.
- Flora and Merryweather again fighting over the colour of the dress while Phillip and Aurora dance.
Flora: I do too... [gasps in horror] Blue! [waves her wand] Pink!
Merryweather: [is happily enjoying the dance, then sees the dress is changed to pink and points her wand] Blue!
- Even funnier, is how did Flora not notice the colour change before? Besides the fact that they were busy saving the kingdom...
- Aurora's dress continues alternating pink and blue even after the camera "pulls back" to the still picture of her and Phillip at the back of the live-action storybook.
- This exchange between the fairies:
I'd like to turn her [Maleficent] into a fat ol' hop toad. Fauna:
Now, dear, that isn't a very nice thing to say. Flora:
Besides, we can't. You know our magic doesn't work that way. Fauna:
It can only do good, dear, to bring joy and happiness. Merryweather: Well, that would make me happy.
- Two words: "No carrots!"
- In his first introduction as an adult, Prince Philip asks his horse what that singing voice was. The horse rolls his eyes like he's saying "how should I know?".
- Another great horse moment: when Phillip arrives at the cottage expecting to meet with Briar Rose, he looks back at his horse, who winks and nods as if to say "You got this, bro."
- What may be the most self-aware line in a Disney move made during Walt's lifetime when the fairies discuss Maleficent's seeming to know everything:
- As the fairies go hide in preparation for surprising Aurora, Flora points out one sign of magic they still need to hide:
- Note that the cleanup music suddenly starts again after Flora notices the mop still cleaning, then ceases after Merryweather makes the mop fall back to the ground.
- Merryweather having to put the minstrel to sleep just after he finished sleeping off the wine he had snuck.
- The fact that Maleficent, widely considered Big Bad to the entire damn Disney Animated Canon, apparently likes to send frosts that ruin Flora's flowers when the mood strikes her.
- The German dub of the movie. Instead of a straightforward translation the scriptwriter opted for emphasising the "three bickering old ladies" aspect of the three fairies, partly through the choice of words, partly by adding additional lines spoken from the off. For example at one point Flora talks about Maleficent as if she is a woman of questionable reputation ("Ich kenn doch diese Sorte von Frau!"), and when Merryweather has to gather all her power for her gift, Fauna remarks from the off "Kräftig genug bist du ja." (Loosely translated: "After all, you are built sturdy enough for it."). Those little touches make the fairies just more hilarious.
- Aurora's face when she realizes it's not the owl she's dancing with. To top it off is the owl's very sheepish shrug and embarrassed who-ing, as if he's giving an embarrassed chuckle.
- Philip asks Aurora when he can see her again. Her answers escalate rather quickly.
Aurora: Oh, never. Never!
Aurora: Well, maybe someday.
Philip: When? Tomorrow?
Aurora: Oh no. This evening. At the cottage in the glen.
- Maleficent's assessment of the guests at Princess Aurora's welcoming:
Maleficent: Well, quite a glittering assemblage, King Stefan. Royalty, nobility, the gentry, and... [turns to the Good Fairies and chuckles] How quaint! Even the rabble.
- King Stefan tells his soldiers to "Seize that creature!" — that creature being the uber-powerful Mistress Of All Evil. Maleficent's not indulging in some random, cliché Evil Laugh after she says, "Stand back, you fools!" — she's laughing because she must be thinking, "You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!"