Funny / The Handmaid's Tale

The book:

  • Offred and Moira's reunion scene. Moira affectionately tells Offred that she looks like the Whore of Babylon, and Offred replies that Moira looks like something the cat dragged in.
  • The names of the tapes Offred recorded over, including Twisted Sister: Live at the Met.

The series

  • In the series, when the Aunts are explaining The Ceremony, Moira's You Have Got to Be Kidding Me! expression, and perfect summation of the whole society.
    This is fucked.
  • The note on Moira's package to June.
    Praise be, bitch.
  • Moira taking the time to carve "AUNT LYDIA SUCKS" into a wall at the Center.
  • The juxtaposition between the two birth scenes in the second episode: there's the scene the Handmaids attend, where Janine is giving birth, and then there's the scene the Wives are attending, where the Wife Janine was assigned to is pretending to give birth.
  • Offred parading out on her shopping trip with "Don't You Forget About Me" triumphantly playing...then she sees there's a new Ofglen and just thinks "Fuck!"