[[caption-width-right:350:"This isn't reality, this is fantasy!"]]
* The whole "Stealing the ''Enterprise''" sequence, starting with breaking [=McCoy=] out of jail:
-->'''Kirk:''' How many fingers am I holding up? ''[gives Vulcan salute]''
-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' That's not very damn funny.
** The guard who mentions that [=McCoy=] is about to be "shipped off to [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Federation Funny Farm]]".
** Then, when [=McCoy=] learns he's "[[SharingABody suffering from a Vulcan mind-meld]]":
--->'''[=McCoy=]:''' That green-blooded son of a bitch! It's his revenge for all those arguments he lost.
** Considering we now know George Takei is homosexual, this is HilariousInHindsight.
--->'''Sulu:''' ''Don't'' call me Tiny.
** Uhura's whole scene with "Mr. Adventure", from her epic stink-eye when he comments that her career is "winding down" to pulling her phaser on him and ordering him to get in the closet, while declaring, "This is fantasy!"
** Scotty explains that he's rigged the ''Enterprise'' for a skeleton crew:
--->'''Scott:''' A chimpanzee and two trainees could run her.
--->'''Kirk:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Thank you, Mr. Scott. I'll try not to take that personally]].
** The janitor in the Spacedock lounge, just staring as the ''Enterprise'' powers up and leaves its berth.
** "DANGER: SPACE DOORS ARE CLOSED."
--->'''Kirk:''' And... now, Mr. Scott.
--->'''Kirk:''' The ''doors'', Mr. Scott!
--->'''Scott:''' Aye, sir, I'm workin' on it!
** Just as Sulu reports clearing the doors, Scotty can be seen clearly relieved and thinking "Oh, ''thank God'' that's over..."
** All of it building up to the EpicFail of the shiny new ''Excelsior'' and its revolutionary drive, complete with sputtering engine noises.
---> GOOD MORNING CAPTAIN
*** The ''sputtering'' sound of the engine stalling really just makes the whole sequence. It's entirely RuleOfFunny, but the laughs justify it 100%.
*** Followed up by Scotty giving Doctor [=McCoy=] a handful of vital components which he previously removed from ''Excelsior's'' transwarp computer.
---->'''Bones:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Nice of you to tell me in advance.]]
---->'''Kirk:''' [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee That's what you get for missing staff meetings, Doctor.]] Gentlemen, your work today has been outstanding and I intend to recommend you all for promotion... [[TheStateless in whatever fleet we end up serving]].
* Even earlier than that, Bones' multiple failed attempts to pull a Vulcan Nerve Pinch on a Starfleet officer. Knowing that it's both him and Spock sharing the same mind during the scene makes it all the more hilarious with [=McCoy=]'s over-the-top OhCrap face.
-->'''[[MauveShirt Maltz]]:''' [[MyGreatestFailure I do not deserve to live]].
-->'''Kirk:''' Fine, I'll kill you later.
-->'''Maltz:''' You said you would kill me.
* Scotty and the talking turbolift with the oddly non-Majel voice on the ''Excelsior'':
-->'''Turbolift:''' Level, please.\\
'''Scott:''' Transporter room.\\
'''Turbolift:''' Thank you.\\
'''Scott:''' Up your shaft.
** That voice? Nimoy.
** The EpicFail that is the ''Excelsior''.
* How about this exchange between Kirk and Kruge on the rapidly-disintegrating Genesis Planet:
-->'''Kirk:''' You ''fool!'' Look around you! The planet's destroying itself!
-->'''Kruge:''' Yes, exhilarating, isn't it?
* Scotty finally lets Kirk know his secret to being a miracle worker.
-->'''Kirk:''' Mister Scott, do you always multiply your repair estimates by a factor of four?
-->'''Scotty:''' Of course, sir! How else can I keep my reputation as a miracle worker?
* Kruge gets in one. After killing his previous gunner for destroying the ''Grissom'' (when he wanted prisoners), Kruge eyes his new gunner and says, slowly, with a DeathGlare, "Gunner! Target engine only," then adds a dark '''''"Understood?"''''' as if to say, "Don't fuck this up, or ELSE." The gunner can only answer, "Understood ''clearly'', my lord." If a Klingon ever shit his pants, this was the time.
** The crew of big, tough Klingons who are clearly terrified of Kruge's pet.
* As the ''Enterprise'' enters spacedock, the people in the cafeteria watch it through the window, stunned at the enormous damage it sustained from its battles with Khan. One of them is Janice Rand, who just shakes her head as if to say "Kirk, what have you been doing now?"
* During the ''Enterprise'''s trip to Genesis, Bones works the science station on the bridge - at one point, Kirk asks for a report, which Bones gives--in Spock's voice. Kirk, Scotty, and Sulu (sorta in the background) turn to look at the good doctor with epic WTF?!? looks on their faces, and even Bones is surprised:
-->"...did I get it right?"
* Our heroes trying to figure out how the Bird-of-Prey works.
--> '''Scotty:''' Where's the damn antimatter inducer?\\
'''Chekov:''' ''(points at different buttons)'' This? No, ''this''.\\
'''Kirk:''' ''(throws hands up in exasperation)''\\
'''Scotty:''' ''(points at a button)'' That, or nothing. ''(pushes it)''\\
'''Kirk:''' ''("Well?" expression)''\\
'''Sulu:''' If I read this right, sir, we have full power.\\
'''Kirk:''' ''Go'', Sulu.
* Captain Esteban's pure WTF reaction when Saavik tells him that Genesis has resurrected Spock's body. The look on his face is somewhere between "That's not remotely how science works!" and "Oh god, she's lost it, just smile and nod..."