Funny / The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

The entire movie is one long series of sight gags, silent snarking, and puns, but these moments stand out above the others:
  • When Wallace is about to give the Mind Manipulation O-Matic its first try. Gromit is so Genre Savvy it hurts.
    Wallace: I haven't tested it yet, but it should be perfectly safe. Just a bit of harmless brain alteration, that's all.
  • The plane fight with Gromit and Phillip. Specifically when it's interrupted by the plane's time running out and requiring the entire fight to cease as the combatants root around for change.
    • Made funnier by Phillip's brightly-colored, flower change-purse. Mostly because it is definitely not what you'd expect a dog like him to have.
  • Towards the end, when Victor gets his pants caught on a weathervane:
    Reverend: Beware, the Moon!
  • Gromit pulls off what just might be the most perfect facepalm in movie history.
  • At the town meeting, it's chaos. The townsfolk are squabbling and ranting at Wallace for not protecting their crops. An elder, Mr. Growbag, claims he hasn't seen such "cauliflower carnage" since the Great Slug Riot of '32... When there were slugs the size of pigs.
    Mrs. Mulch: Growbag's right! The slugs are back!!!
    (townsfolk erupt into a mass panic)
    • Gets funnier in that the movie's Licensed Game features were-slugs, which are indeed the size of pigs.
  • After the vicar claims the were-rabbit attacked the town, Victor arrives and scoffs.
    Victor: I do believe the vicar has been to the communion wine again!
  • The "big trap": a gigantic female Were-Rabbit puppet controlled by Gromit in the back of the Anti-Pesto van. Even funnier when Wallace doesn't see the upcoming tunnel and keeps driving.
    Wallace: You're a total knockout! *WHACK*
    • Later, Gromit uses the female Were-Rabbit puppet to lure Were-Rabbit Wallace away from danger. Upon seeing the female Were-Rabbit, Were-Rabbit Wallace brushes back his ears and then chases after the female Were-Rabbit, grabs its paw and carpets the arm with kisses, before pinching the female Were-Rabbit's tail. Gromit's eyes widen, before he indignantly slaps Were-Rabbit Wallace.
  • Gromit, sitting alone in the car, turns on the radio waiting for Wallace to come back and hears a couple bars of "Bright Eyes" before rolling his eyes and shutting it off.
  • Victor's Humiliation Conga, complete with Gromit dusting his paws of him before stomping back into the tent to tend to the Were-Rabbit.
  • An annoyed Victor slamming shut the window because Dramatic Thunder keeps punctuating the Vicar's exposition.
  • Hutch's quotes that are taken from previous W&G shorts are hilarious in their new context.
    Aww, the bounce is gone from his bungee!
  • Wallace blowing his nose into his rabbit ears after exclaiming, "I don't want to be a giant rabbit!"
  • Appropiately, Lady Tottington uses Pansy Spray, applied to the eyes, to keep Victor from shooting Were-Rabbit Wallace.
  • After a fearful Were-Rabbit knocks a vase off the roof...
    PC Mackintosh: Stand back! There may be a large rabbit dropping!
  • When Wallace finds himself nude after returning to normal, he grabs a nearby box to cover himself up. The label on the box, naturally, is "May Contain Nuts."
  • When Wallace gets stuck in the chute leading to the kitchen, he asks Gromit for assistance.
    Wallace: Gromit, ol' pal, I'll need assistance! (Gromit slowly walks over another lever labeled "assistance" and pulls it; a giant mallet comes out of Wallace's closet and whacks him though the hole) OUCH!
    • And the cause: shown by the Meaningful Look Gromit gives to a jar labelled Middle Aged Spread.
  • The policeman telling the church organist to knock off her dramatic organ pounding during the Vicar's exposition.
  • META: At the following year's Academy Award ceremony, Nick Park and co. wore oversized novelty bowties with their tuxes. When they went up to get their award, they brought one along for the Oscar statue!
  • When Victor comes to talk to the Reverend about the Beast this exchange occurs.
    Rev. Clement Hedges: Everything you need to know is in this book.
    (Victor eyes a magazine on the table that says)
    Victor Quartermaine: "Nun-Wrestling?"
    Rev. Clement Hedges: No, no. I meant this one.
    (lays a huge book on the table titled "The Observer's Book of Monsters".)
  • Victor ramming a pitchfork in Lady Tottington's hair.
    Victor Quartermaine: Hmm...I rather like your hair pinned back.
    • Which becomes a visual gag later when the pitchfork holes are covered with plasters! (band-aids for Americans)
  • This gem during the Festival where everyone thinks the Beast is dead and praises Victor as a hero. And when Victor tries to whisper the truth to Constable McIntosh, he accidentally blurts it out through the megaphone.
    PC McIntosh: (into megaphone) Oi, you!
    Victor Quartermaine: Excuse me, Constable?
    PC McIntosh: (into megaphone) Careful with them capsicums.
    Victor Quartermaine: (whispering) Listen, I don't want to cause any panic, but the beast isn't actually dead yet.
    PC McIntosh: (into megaphone) THE BEAST ISN'T ACTUALLY DEAD YET?!
    [The festival comes to a screeching halt as everybody stares in shock in Victor's direction]
    PC McIntosh: (into megaphone) Oops...
    (Crowd screams and panics)
    • That's pretty funny, but what makes it even funnier is that in the foreground as Mackintosh says "Oops", Victor is facepalming and slowly shaking his head in exasperation. There's something about it that just looks so SILLY.
    • And then when Victor, trying to get the panicking crowd's attention, fires his gun in the air...which was loaded with the second of three golden bullets.
      Victor: I've only got two...(Beat) I've only got one gold bullet left!
      • Then when he's run out of ammunition he demands another gold bullet from the Vicar, who points out that he doesn't have any more because they ARE expensive after all.
  • Also there is the gem just before this scene, with Victor and Phillip quietly waiting for the Ware-Rabbit/Wallace to appear. Cue being found by a festival goer.
    Victor Quartermaine: Now we just have to wait for Pesto to appear.
    (Festival goer appears in Victor's scope, blocking the view of the festival)
    Festival Goer:(Loudly) Ay look, everyone! It's Victor!
    (Everyone starts milling around him)
    Another Festival Goer: Kiss my Carrot!
    Victor Quartermaine: (annoyed) Out of my way!
    Yet Another Festival Goer: Kiss my potato!
    Victor Quartermaine: (slightly flustered) N-no!
    Mr Growbag: Kiss my Arrrrrtichoke!
  • Wallace blowing raspberries at Lady Tottington, a noblewoman, while in the middle of his were-rabbit transformation.
  • The villagers' meeting gives us one of the most perfect Face Palm moments ever, after Lady Tottington suggests giving Anti-Pesto a second chance:
    Victor: How on earth would those tiny-minded buffoons ever catch such a big rabbit?
    Lady Tottington: Mr. Wallace? *turns to him*
    Wallace: Um...well, uhh... *beat* With a big trap!
    * cue epic Face Palm from Gromit*
    Villager: By Jove...he's got it!
    * cue the other villagers all congratulating Wallace*
  • First Victor's hair, and then Victor himself, being sucked into the Bun-Vac.
  • Wallace reading "Ay-Up!" magazine in Were-Rabbit.
  • This line from the Vicar when he and the mob are chasing after Victor disguised as the Were-Rabbit:
    "Destroy! Drive out the monstrosity!"
  • Wallace's first transformation is pretty scary, but has a lot of funny moments in it:
    • Gromit locking the door veeeeeryy slooooowlyyy as he sees the shit about to hit the fan.
    • Victor getting Wallace's underpants in his face
    • Victor looking at Gromit and Gromit shrugging.
    • Phillip scratching at the door to the van and Gromit slowly shaking his head no at him.
    • Victor letting out a very high-pitched scream when the Were-Rabbit tosses a log over him and Gromit.
  • Victor letting out a Big "NO!" and then flinging his gun onto the ground and hopping up and down on it, screaming, "Potty poo!" after Gromit rescues Were-Rabbit!Wallace by having the Golden Carrot Award hit his plane instead.
  • "DE-ICE, DE-MIST, DE-MUD" Cue Gromit's vehicle shaking.
  • The funniest characters in the movie are definitely the rabbits with the funniest moment coming from the intro where a rabbit was captured by Wallace and Gromit and revealing that the rabbit had managed to the catch the elderly woman's teeth in a scuffle, this shown when the rabbit shows a huge grin.
    "(gasp) Reg!, me teeth!"
  • Combining a shout out with a (terrible) pun, Wallace is left with a set of rabbit ears and a fondness for vegetables, leaving Gromit only able to stare in shock. Wallace's reaction?
    "(chomps carrot) Uh... what's up, dog?"