After going through all sorts of abuse by two old ladies, a polo game, being nearly drowned and being attacked by a bed THAT TURNS INTO A CIRCLE OF WOLVES JUST BECAUSE HE WAS THERE, the Thief breezes through a collapsing war machine like a walk in the park.
The Chernabog Impression when the Thief tries to steal the giant ruby.
Right at the beginning of the movie, the thief tries to steal some bananas from an old lady who reaches her GIANT MAN HANDS through her tunic and beats the ever-loving crap out of him.
"OPEN FOR THE ROYAL POLO PONIES!" the singers in the background just make that small moment hilarious.
After his long struggle up the pipes, the Thief pulls on a cord that turns out to flush them, giving a Pink Panther-esque glance at the camera as he's pulled all the way back down.
The Thief getting whacked around during the polo game. Every time.
The Thief picking his own pocket.
The one way to redeem the Miramax version of the film is to pretend the bulk of the naration isn't actually telling the story but mocking it makes it a lot more amusing.
Do you mean the Thief's inner monologue or Tack's narration in regards to the "mocking" part? Personally, I felt the only redeeming factor of the Miramax version is Jonathan Winters voicing some of the Thief's thoughts. True, a lot of it is pointless, but he at least tries to get some humor out of it.
At the beginning, during the Thief's introduction, the Thief tries to steal from an old lady, but before he can, she grabs his arm and then proceeds to beat the tar out of him. Never underestimate an old lady.