- Pretty much any scene with the farmhands.
"One day they're going to erect a statue to me in this town!"
"...And don't start posing for it now."
- Aunt Em's speech to Mss. Almira Gulch, of course that particular scene borders onto Moment Of Awesome territory.
- Though the look Uncle Henry gives her counts.
- Uncle Henry and Miss Gulch's first meeting.
Miss Gulch: No, her dog.
Ohh...she bit her
dog, eh? (accidentally
lets the fence door hit Miss Gulch on the butt)
Miss Gulch: No!
- This Troper recalls seeing the film in theaters after 70 years and the crowd still getting a huge laugh out of this line...
Dorothy: Professor Marvel, why can't we go with you and see all the crowned heads of Europe?
Professor Marvel: Do you know any?! .... Oh, you mean the things...
- This exchange:
Dorothy: Weren't you frightened?
Wizard of Oz: Frightened? Child, you're talking to a man who's laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom, and chuckled at catastrophe... I was petrified.
- The little "Oh!" that Dorothy gives when the house lands. Considering she was just in the middle of a freaking tornado.
- Most of the tornado scene is this, considering Dorothy passes two guys in a rowboat and an old lady knitting, neither of them appearing to care about the disaster occurring around them.
- The Wicked Witch establishes herself as evil by learning that her sister is dead...and getting excited that now she can take her powerful magic shoes.
- When Glinda tells the Wicked Witch to "Begone! Before someone drops a house on you!" the Witch actually looks up in alarm!
- Despite not having any brains, the Scarecrow makes a very good point. "I don't know (why I can talk without a brain). But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don't they?"
- As Dorothy and her friends head out of the poppy field and towards the gate to the Emerald City, they get startled by a disembodied chorus singing.
- Despite being an almost indestructible man of metal (carrying a weapon no less), and an easily re-constructible man. Both Tin Man and the Scarecrow are too wimpy to stand up to Lion.
Tin Man: Yes, get up and teach him a lesson.
Scarecrow:What's wrong with you teaching him?
Tin Man: Well I hardly know him.
- The Lion had some great one liners.
- "How long can ya stay fresh in that can?"
- "Trapped! Trapped like mice – er – rats!"
- "...Shucks, folks, I'm speechless!"
- Of of his best moments is the one where he says nothing at all. "Ehhhhh... and YOU, Lion!" Lion is of course too frightened to speak. "WELL?!" The Lion promptly faints.
- Another gem from the lion:
Lion: What do they got that I ain't got?
Lion: You can say that again.
Lion: (after vowing to save Dorothy?) There's just one thing I want you to do!
Tinman and Scarecrow: What's that?
Lion: Talk me out of it!
- Lion reading the sign at the entrance to the Witch's Forest: "I'd toin back if I were you." He nods and does an about-face, with Tin Man and Scarecrow promptly grabbing him and lifting him into the air. Lion even kicks his feet in the air in protest!
- This also counts as Mood Whiplash; after a frightening scene where the quartet meet the Wizard of Oz, the Cowardly Lion runs back down the hallway and dives into a window.
- "I hope my strength holds out." "I hope your tail holds out!"
- Let's face it...The Lion is one big fuzzy embodiment of CMOF!
- "The Great Oz has spoken! Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"
- I AM THE GREAT AND POWERFUL ... (meekly) Wizard of Oz.
- The Wizard turning out to be every bit the con artist that Professor Marvel is. He couldn't even stop the balloon because he didn't know how it worked. (Sounds like Dorothy dodged a bullet by disembarking early).
- A winged monkey attack and Dorothy in potential danger won't stop the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion from cracking a couple of jokes at the Scarecrow's expense.
Tin Man: What happened to you?
Scarecrow: Well they tore my legs off and they threw them over there, and then they took my chest out and they threw it over there.
Tin Man: Well, that's you all over.
Cowardly Lion: They sure knocked the stuffings out of you, didn't they?
- The Wicked Witch in the stage show gains a rather wry sense of humor. For instance, when dealing with the Winkies.
Winkies: O-ee-ump... ee-ohhh-ump
Stop that! Stop that racket at once
! Why do you keep singing that incessant little song? Winkie Guard:
It helps us march. Witch:
Yes, but what does it mean
? Winkie Guard:
What does what mean? Oh, you mean - o-ee-ump... ee-ohhh-ump
... (the Winkies exit, continuing to sing) Witch:
Next time I enslave a whole race, I should take their intelligence
into account first...
- Depending on the staging, the Winkies can either be really that stupid, or just Trolling the Witch. It's hard to say which is funnier.