Funny: The Emperor's New Groove
Pretty much the whole movie. It's a 100-minute Looney Tunes style comedy routine run by and written for Deadpan Snarkers. You could arguably call it the Crowning Moment of Funny for the entire Disney Animated Canon.
Kuzco: Okay, I admit it. Maybe I wasn't as nice as I should have been. But Yzma, you really wanna kill me?!Yzma: Just think of it as...you're being let go. That your life's going in a different direction. That your body is part of a permanent outplacement.Yzma: I know. It's called a "cruel irony". Like my dependence on you.
- Basically, Yzma responds to Kronk explaining a joke with an even funnier joke!
Kuzco: No! It can't be! How did you get back here before us?Yzma: Uh...um...How did we, Kronk?Kronk: Well, ya got me. (pulls down the diagram from the montage) By all accounts, it doesn't make sense.Yzma: Oh well. Back to business!
- Speaking of the diagram, during the chase scene, Yzma and Kronk see the red line marking Kuzco and Pacha's path on the map, as well as the blue line of their own path trailing right behind them, and are both utterly dumbfounded, but they just decide to ignore it.
THUNKYzma: Wrong leverrrr...!!
- This becomes a Running Gag in the TV show. The writers always made something different happen when Kronk pulled the wrong lever.
- Also, later in the movie...
- The Aversion of the Disney Villain Death:
- Yzma has just tossed Kronk a knife:
Shoulder Devil: Hey, you're not backing down now are ya, big guy? *Appears*Kronk: Uh...Where's the other guy? *Shoulder Angel appears, doing his hair, and reading a book* Yo!Shoulder Angel: Sorry I'm late. What'd I miss?Kronk: Well, Yzma just tossed me this knife, and asked me to, y'know, take them out, and then this guy popped up, and we waited for you, and quite honestly...*All the while Kronk's been talking (and making various gestures), for Yzma, Pacha, and Kuzco it looks like he's talking to thin air. Yzma points in disbelief, while the other two shrug with bewildered expressions on their faces.*
- Leading to Yzma's Breaking Speech
Yzma: Kronk! Why did I think you could do this? This one, simple thing.. it's like I'm talking to a monkey!Kronk's Shoulder Angel: Whoa now.Yzma: A really. Big. Stupid. Monkey. Named. KRONK!Kronk's Shoulder Devil: Ouch.Yzma: And do you want to know something else? I never liked your spinach puffs!All Kronks: *gasp*Yzma: NEVER!!Kronk: *cries*
- Followed immediately by:
Shoulder Angel: Now now, remember guys, "from above, the wicked shall receive their just reward."They all look up, see a chandelierAll three of them: That'll work.(Kronk slices the rope holding up the chandelier, which crashes down around Yzma. She is untouched; her body was so skinny it passed right through a gap.)Kronk: Strange, that usually works.Yzma: And so does THIS!(She pulls a lever and a trapdoor opens under Kronk)(He falls, followed a moment later by the angel and devil, who hug each other}
- Earlier, the conversation when Kronk has second thoughts about killing Kuzco.
Shoulder Angel: Oh come off it!Shoulder Devil: You come off it!Angel: You!Devil: You infinity.Angel: (frustrated) Rrrgh!Devil: (to Kronk) Alright, listen up big guy, I've got three good reasons why you should just walk away. Reason #1...(points to the Shoulder Angel) look at that guy, he's got that sissy stringy music thingy.Angel: We've been through this, it's a harp, and you know it.Devil: Right, that's a harp...and that's a dress.Angel: Robe!Devil: Reason #2...look what I can do. (does a one-handed handstand) Ha-hah!Kronk (actually acting relatively smart for once): But...what does that have to do with anyth-...?Angel: (straight-faced) No no, he's got a point.
- Also a classic, Yzma's plan on how to get rid of Kuzco:
Yzma: Ah, how shall I do it? Oh, I know. I'll turn him into a flea, a harmless little flea, and then I'll put that flea in a box, and then I'll put that box inside of another box, and then I'll mail that box to myself, and when it arrives...[laughs] ...I'll SMASH IT WITH A HAMMER! It's brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, I tell you! Genius, I say! [knocks over bottle of poison on flower, which instantly shrivels up and dies] Or, to save on postage, I'll just poison him with this!
- "HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FROM ALL OF US TO YOU! WE WISH IT WAS OUR BIRTHDAY, SO WE COULD PARTY TOO!"
- Also notice how many candles they put on Yzma's cake during that scene.
- Kronk makes his own background music. Even more funny when he leans onto a wall to not be seen, but keeps singing, thus defeating the point of leaning in the first place.
- This exchange:
Yzma: Tell us where the talking llama is and we'll burn your house to the ground.Kronk: Don't you mean 'or'?Yzma: UGH! Fine. Tell us where the talking llama is or we'll burn your house to the ground.Chaca: Well, which is it? That seems like a pretty crucial conjunction!
Kronk: Well, I had a great time. Let's not wait until the next family reunion to get together, okay?
- In the same scene, Kronk refuses to break down the door to the closet they're trapped in because of it being "hand carved mahogany".
- The fact that Kronk doesn't seem to understand why they're there in the first place.
- The scene when a startled Chicha whacks Kuzco with her frying pan. To be fair, she had been wanting to do that since the beginning.
Kuzco: Hey there! (CLANG!)
Pacha: (cringing) That was him.
Chicha: (mildly) Oops.
- And Kuzco's reaction afterwards: "You have a lovely wife! Both very pretty!"
- Kuzco's monologue just after the bridge rescue scene:
Woo-oo-yeah! Look at me and mah bad self! I snatched you right out of the air! "Oooh, I'm a crumbly canyon wall and I'm taking you with me." Well, not today pal! A-huh! [little llama strut] A-huh a-huh a-huh!
- Or when the soldiers have been turned into various animals:
Yzma: Get them!Random Soldier: Um, I've been turned into a cow. Can I go home?Yzma (completely calm and polite): You're excused. Anyone else?Soldiers: No, no, we're good.
- And when the soldiers attempt to follow Kuzco and Pacha, who are now dangling out of the nostril of Kuzco's sculpted head on his palace.
Yzma: There they go, after them!Lead soldier: C'mon men! Nobody lives forever!*they jump down the funnel and end up sliding out of it and falling to their (offscreen) deaths*
- Kronk: (Bolting awake) "THE PEASANT! At the diner! (beat) He didn't pay his check." (All this said utterly deadpan to Kronk's teddy bear, which wears the same sleep headgear as he.)
Kronk: Yzma!Yzma: What?!Kronk: Ugh!Yzma: This had better be good! (cucumber slices fall out of eyes)
- And the Cucumber Facial that follows it!
- Bucky the squirrel's expression as he threatens to wake up the jaguar pack by popping a balloon llama.
- The diner scene with Kuzco dressed as a woman, especially the moment when another diner patron gives Pacha a leering thumb's-up.
- The two of them acting like lovestruck newlyweds is extremely funny.
Kuzco: Oh, whatever you say, pumpkin. You know what I like.Pacha: We're on our honeymoon.Waitress: Bless you for coming out in public.
- The two of them acting like lovestruck newlyweds is extremely funny.
- This exchange after Pacha rescues Kuzco from a horde of hungry jaguars...and ends up with the two tied to opposite sides of a tree trunk:
Kuzco: Maybe I'm new to this whole rescuing thing, but this, to me, might be considered a step backward. Wouldn't you say?Pacha: No no, it's all right, we can figure this out!(tree cracks, about to fall)Kuzco: I hate you.
- Kronk finding another bird for "Exotic Bird Bingo" while Yzma runs back and forth in the background being chased by bees that came literally out of nowhere.
- Pacha trying to give Kuzco CPR after the latter almost drowns and Kuzco coming to in time only to think that its a kiss.
Pacha: For the last time, it was not a kiss!Kuzco: Well, whatever you call it, it was disgusting! And if you'd done what I ordered you to do in the first place, we all could have been spared your little kiss of life.
Chaca: Well in my dream, Dad had to kiss a llama!Tipo: Yeah, like that would ever happen!Chaca: It could!Tipo: Nu-uh!Chaca: Ya-huh!Tipo: Nu-uh!Chaca: Ya-HUH!Chicha: Goodnight, kids.Kids: Night, Mom! Nu-uh! Ya-huh! Nu-uh! Ya-huh!..
- And beware the pop-out llama tongue.
- Lampshaded by a cutaway to Pacha's children later in the film:
- At the start when Kuzco bumps into an old man whilst dancing:
Kuzco: D'oh! You threw off my groove!Guard: I'm sorry, but you've thrown off the Emperor's groove. *picks up old man*(Cut to the exterior of the palace.)
- Kuzco is pushing Pacha up a cliff:
- The scene immediately following the 'how to get up the cliff' brainstorming scene, where, after reaching up to grab a dangling branch, Pacha gets a bunch of scorpions running down his arm, leading to Kuzco's face eventually landing in a tiny cave on the side of the cliff, causing a swarm of bats to wake up and fly into his mouth. It loses all of its comedy value being explained, but it more than deserves its place on this page.
- This little exchange:
Yzma: A llama?!? He's supposed to be dead!"Kronk: Yeah. Weird...
- The following:
Yzma: Then I bet you weren't expecting this![hikes up her skirt]Pacha: GAAAAH!Kuzco ACK! NOOOO!Yzma: Ah-HA! [pulls out a vicious-looking dagger]Pacha: Phew.Kuzco: Oh, Okay.
- The following between Tipo and Yzma:
Tipo: (to Yzma) I don't believe you're really my great-aunt. You're more like my great-great-great-(cut to another scene, then later back to Tipo and Yzma)Tipo: -great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-Yzma: Grr! All right! Are you through?Tipo: ...great-great aunt.
- During all that, did anyone keep track of who was handling the jump rope...?
- "So *all* of it was a *lie*?!" "Well, yeah! No, wait...Uh, yeah. Yeah, it all was a lie...Toodles!"
- Kitten Yzma at the end. "...Squeaken."
- Kitten Yzma doing an Evil Laugh, saying "I win" and getting slammed into the wall by Kronk opening a door on her and saying "Whoa! What are the odds that trap door lead me out here?"
- Kuzco sing-songing "Still not listening!" to Pacha after Pacha warns him not to go into the forest.
- This dialogue:
Kronk: Oh, right. The poison. The poison for Kuzco. The poison chosen especially to kill Kuzco. Kuzco's poison...That p–?Yzma: Yes! That poison.Kronk: Gotcha covered.Yzma: Excellent! A few drops in his drink, and he'll be dead before dessert!Kronk: Which is a real shame, cuz it's gonna be delicious!
Yzma: ...Well, I suppose there's time for dessert.
- And then, after it turns him into a llama instead, Yzma orders him to take him out of the city and kill him. Kronk asks if they can have dessert and coffee first.
Kronk: (excitedly) And coffee?
Yzma: All right, a quick cup of coffee. THEN TAKE HIM OUT OF TOWN AND FINISH THE JOB!
- Describing Yzma as "Scary beyond all reason".
Kuzco: Hold on, was this woman scary beyond all reason?Pacha: Oh yeah!Kuzco: That's Yzma and Kronk!
Pacha: ...What did they look like?Geezer #2: Well, y'see, there was this big guy...and this older woman—who was, uh...how would you describe her?Geezer #1: Eh, scary beyond all reason.Geezer #2: Yeah—that's it!(Kuzco and Pacha share an Oh, Crap look)
- Later, when the two old guys tell Pacha that his "relatives" are at his house:
- After "The Thing That Wouldn't Shut Up" tells Kuzco to select a bride from the beautiful women of the village (who, but for the hair style all look the same).
Kuzco: Let's have a look-see . . . hate your hair, not likely, yikes, yikes, yikes, and let me guess; you have a great personality. (turns away, revealing two of the girls holding a third, furiously threatening girl, back.)
- It should be noted that the upper part of the dress the women with the great personality was wearing was partly see through from half of her chest up. You couldn't see anything in the second scene but the implication is there.
- A lot of great moments with Kuzco narrating, too.
Kuzco-as-Narrator: This (picture of him on throne), not this (sad llama in the rain), this (throne), not this (rain), winner (emperor), loser (llama).
Kuzco: (in the stopped film) Hey—excuse me. Sorry for the interruption, but—I'm the one in the bag, remember? (Circles bag with a red marker)This movie is about me—not him (crosses Pacha out, caps marker).
- The movie stops after Pacha's sad little angst moment in his home, after coming home after being told that it's going to be destroyed. Unknown to him, he's been carting along a bag containing the newly llama'd Kuzco in it.
- Chicha is so pregnant it takes her a minute to pick up a cup off the floor when Yzma knocks it off the table.
- "Oh it's a scary tree! I'm afraid!"
- After the kids beg to stay up past their bedtime,
Pacha: Of course! Yeah, Mommy and I are just going to be staying up telling each other how much we love each other...
- The entire scene when Yzma first thinks up her evil scheme. From her smashing busts of Kuzco to this,
Kronk: So, how does that work with you being fired and all?Yzma: The only people who know about that are the three of us, soon to be the two of us!Kronk: And I'm one of those two, right?
- Kuzco saying that Yzma is living proof dinosaurs once walked the Earth.
- The italian description of Yzma, 'la nonna brutta di Dracula', Dracula's Ugly Grandmother.
- After Pacha tells Kuzco that he won't take him back unless he changes his mind, Kuzco walks a foot away and throws a rock at him, then denies he did it, in what may be David Spade's funniest acting ever:
"Ididntdoit....Ididn't.... (eyes dart around) Somebody's throwin' stuff. You gonna build a fire or what?"
- This exchange, but mostly for the facial expression Kuzco makes at the end of it:
Pacha: How can you be this way? All you care about is building your summer home and filling it with stuff for you!
Kuzco: Uh, yeah. Doy. Me. Everyone else in the kingdom gets it. You're the only one that doesn't seem to be with the program, eh, Pacha?!
- During Kuzco's "funeral":
Yzma: And so, it is with great sadness that we mourn the sudden departure of our beloved prince...Kronk: (sobbing)Yzma: Taken from us so tragically on the very eve of his 18th birthday.Kronk: Poor little guy.Yzma: His legacy will live on in our hearts...Kronk: He never had a chance.
- The argument on the bridge.
Pacha: (quickly punches Kuzco) That's for going back on your promise!Kuzco: (kicks Pacha away) Yeah! That's for kidnapping me and taking me to your village, which I'm still gonna destroy, by the way. Ah ha ha...no touchy. (Pacha slams him into the cliffside)Pacha: Why should I risk my life for a selfish brat like you?! I was always taught that there was some good in everyone, but ooh, you proved me wrong!Pacha: I could've let you die out there in that jungle, and then all my problems would be over!Kuzco: Well, that makes you ugly and stupid.Pacha: Let's end this.Kuzco: Ladies first.
- When Kronk saves Kuzco from falling down the waterfall, and the camera zooms out a little too far in showing the height of the waterfall, to the point where it's really far away and focusing on something unrelated to the story.
Kuzco: (narrating) Uh...what's with the chimp and the bug? Can we get back to me?? (camera quickly zooms back in)
- After several poor potion choices, Kuzco demands Pacha let him pick the next one. He gets whale.
Whale!Kuzco: Don't you say a word...
- And then, in genuine, even enthusiastic, relief:
Kuzco: Yay, I'm a llama again! ...wait.
- And then, in genuine, even enthusiastic, relief:
- While fighting on the exterior of the palace, the potion gets loose and the potion's mist spreads. Suddenly, a deep Evil Laugh and evil eyes appear on-screen, only to abruptly turn into a cat's face. Turns out Yzma became a kitten thanks to the potion. The timing on the transition is just perfect.
Kitten Yzma: [holding the Human potion with evil relish] Looking for this? [blink] Is that my voice? Is that MY voice? [Shrug Take] Oh well. [back to the villainy]
- And then they delay her next spoken line, which makes it all the funnier when she turns out to have a squeak like a reject Chipmunk.
Kronk's New Groove
- One of the only really funny moments in Kronk's New Groove -
- The sequel, despite otherwise being...well, a Disney sequel, does have its moments. In particular, the ending where Papi is introduced to Mrs. Kronk. And Mrs. Kronk. And Mrs. Kronk. And... You get the idea.
- Kuzco's last-minute entrance in drag is arguably one of the better parts of the whole movie.
Kuzco: Like how I weaseled myself into the movie?
- Doubly so as his entrance is actually part of the above Mrs. Kronk scene...and yes, he's there as Mrs. Kronk.
- The Nostril Flare of Total Rejection.
- Yzma's new underground laboratory, with a water slide entrance preceded by an Incan version of "It's A Small World".
Kronk: Huh?Yzma: Wait for it...(they suddenly go down a huge drop)
- Even better since Kronk goes in cheering with his hands up, clearly expecting something awesome like from the last movie...and is utterly confused when he sees the "It's a Small World" robots.
- During the part where it's revealed that the youth potion is actually a fake and Kuzco pops up to point this out, this line after thinking that the Viewers Are Morons:
"Oh, you saw it already, huh? Well, smarty, I bet you didn't see THIS!" (camera does a close up on Yzma's hairy armpit)