Funny / The Wizard of Oz

  • Pretty much any scene with the farmhands.
    Hickory: One day they're going to erect a statue to me in this town!
    Aunt Em: ...And don't start posing for it now.
    Hunk: (laughs unashamedly)
  • 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.
    • Dorothy's also awesome threat to Miss Gulch is to get out "or I'll bite you myself!"
  • Uncle Henry and Miss Gulch's first meeting.
    Uncle Henry: You mean she bit ya?
    Miss Gulch: No, her dog.
    Uncle Henry: Ohh...she bit her dog, eh? (''accidentally'' lets the fence door hit Miss Gulch on the butt)
    Miss Gulch: No!
  • 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.
    • Dorothy kills witches without even trying and slaps rampaging lions in the face. Of course she no-sells Mother Nature.
    • 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.
    • What's both funny and adorable is Dorothy waving to the men in the boat.
  • 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. Complete with Musical Sting.
  • Dorothy lampshades how easily the witches transport themselves.
    "People come and go so quickly here."
  • 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?"
  • 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?" (to the Tin Man)
    • "Trapped! Trapped like mice er rats!"
    • "...Shucks, folks, I'm speechless!"
    • 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.
    • Lion wakes up after Glinda destroys the poppy fields: "Unusual weather we're having, ain't it?"
    • "I do believe in spooks. I do believe in spooks. I do, I do, I do. I do believe in spooks. I do believe in spooks. I do, I do, I do, I do!"
    • Lion is playing with his tail in stress. He looks behind, terrified, as they walk down the hall to see the Wizard. When his friends ask what happened, he sobs, "Somebody pulled my tail!" Scarecrow says, "You did it yourself." and Lion looks at his tail in his own hands and goes, "I... oh."
  • 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.
  • Another gem from the lion:
    Lion: What do they got that I ain't got?
    Scarecrow, Tinman and Dorothy: Courage!
    Lion: You can say that again.
    • And this:
    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 turn 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 out a window.
    • Not to mention accidentally knocking the Scarecrow on his ass in the process.
  • When climbing the mountain to the Witch's castle.
    Lion: "I hope my strength holds out."
    Tin Man: "I hope your tail holds out!"
  • "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 entirety of 'If I Were King of the Forest,' but especially when the Tin Man breaks a pot of flowers for the Lion to use as a crown.

  • 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...
    Witch: 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.
  • In the; Andrew Lloyd Weber version, of the Musical, When Dorothy is about to use the Ruby Slippers, there is this amusing reaction, from the Tin Man.
    Dorothy: I think I'll miss you most of all, Scare Crow!
    Tin Man: Well, Thanks!?
  • During Professor Marvel's song "Wonders of the World," his slideshow briefly lands on a photo of a swimsuit model. Professor Marvel nervously says, "Oops, that's not right. That's something from my...private collection," then chuckles and carries on.

  • Margaret Hamilton hilarious reaction when she found out when was offered the role of the Wicked Witch. Her manager contacted her for a role in the film. The thrilled Hamilton asked what the role was, her manager replying "The witch!", much to Hamilton's shock. Her manager then challenged her disbelief with the snappy "Of course, what else?"
    • There was also the time she met Louis B. Mayer, but did not know who he was. Her manager introduced him as "Mr. Mayer", to which Hamilton asked "Of what town?"