Funny / Wallace & Gromit

A Grand Day Out:

  • The fact that there's an entire magazine dedicated to people going on holiday looking for cheese.
  • Gromit's attempt to use a power drill.
  • If you look closely, you'll notice they have a sled named Rose Bud in their basement.
  • "No crackers Gromit! We've forgotten the crackers!" *DUN-DUN! DUN! DUN!*
    • The fact that Wallace and Gromit have an entire cabinet worth of crackers''!
  • Rats with sunglasses.
  • *creepy space noises*... *toast*
  • The robot gluing a piece of cheese back.
  • The cooker robot trying to take down Wallace from behind with a truncheon, only to run out of change inches from his head. Gromit's boggled expressions throughout only make it funnier.
    • And then Wallace hits his head on it anyway trying to get up.
  • The fact that the moon robot literally has to tune in his own thought bubbles.
  • On their first moments on the moon, Wallace kicks a ball into the never comes down. During the credits you see it spinning through space.
  • Gromit forgetting to turn off the brake on the rocket as it prepares to take off.
  • Wallace making the "take off" sound while scribbling in flames under the rocket like an excited child.
    • Before that, Wallace is sitting deep in thought at the drawing board, flipping over several pages of rejects... only for the viewer to see that he's just been playing Tic-Tac-Toenote  against himself the entire time.
    • Wallace sawing up a door to use as part of the rocket. Not only is he sitting ON TOP of it while sawing, he accidentally saws through the pommel horse it's resting on by accident and makes Gromit act as a replacement.
  • The British and homey way Wallace decorates the interior of the rocket, complete with floral wallpaper, tiny little watercolor paintings and lounge chairs.
  • Gromit building a house of cards to pass the time. Not exactly the kind of high precision work you want to engage in during a bumpy spaceflight.
    • Even better, after Wallace says "Gently does it" and pulls on the brake to land, Gromit's house of cards collapses and he's left with two cards that were holding the house in place, and him looking at the audience with a deadpan expression saying "Yes very gentle. Not."

The Wrong Trousers:

  • The premise alone! Just try saying it out loud without cracking up at it's sheer lunacy.
    • In particular, the very idea of a criminal penguin (complete with chicken disguise!) as the villain.
  • "Cracking toast, Gromit!"
  • Wallace originally gave Gromit the Techno-Trousers to take him for walkies. Problem is, they move so stiffly that they just end up jerking him along, and Gromit escapes halfway through the walk to go play on a playground, having replaced himself on the leash with a stuffed dog toy on wheels.
  • Gromit threatens Feathers McGraw with a rolling pin. Feathers pulls out a revolver. Gromit instantly throws his arms up.
  • Feathers McGraw's innovative use for a tape-measure. Extend it up towards a window, hang it over the ledge, and then press the button that winds it up again.
  • Wallace's wild race around the town in the techno-trousers, controlled by Feathers McGraw. Particularly the shot of Gromit looking at a poster in the foreground, when Wallace suddenly whizzes past in the background, trying and failing to hang onto a lamppost, yelling for Gromit, who then looks around as if to say, "Somebody call my name?"
    • The shot immediately afterwards as Wallace continues to hyper power-walk down the street, arms flailing, is a masterpiece of deliberately awkward animation.
      • And right after that, a crash is heard, and Wallace is seen flying through the air yelling "Sorry!" right before he lands with another crash and an alarm bell goes off. Gromit notices this, looks at the audience and shrugs before heading to investigate.
    • Also, as Wallace starts walking around town, he is seen jumping high into the air yelling, "Lummy day!"note 
  • "It's the wrong trousers, Gromit! And they've gone wrong!"
  • Five words: "Have you seen this chicken?" The "chicken" is a penguin with a red rubber glove on its head. Calling the disguise "paper-thin" is a little too generous.
  • Wallace removes a painting of a piggy bank to reveal a safe... with a piggy bank in it.
  • "Dog Reads Paper". And below it: "Sheep Found Guilty".
  • When Feathers forces Gromit and Wallace into the closet and locks them inside, Gromit opens up the front panel on the Techno-Trousers to hotwire them. The panel happens to be roughly belt-buckle level, and Wallace indignantly tells him to "watch where you're puttin' them paws!"
  • Wallace balancing on the train. In the Techno-Trousers. And later in just his vest and underpants.
    • The entire train chase (on a toy train, no less) is three minutes of pure hilarity. The best part has to be Gromit laying down track rapid-fire as they go.

A Close Shave:

  • Throughout the entire short, the musical cues just up the ante and make every ludicrous action seem incredibly dramatic. Sweeping melodramatic soap opera music as Wallace gets swept away from his beloved by a herd of sheep. Salutary flying ace music as Gromit bombards Preston's truck with a porridge cannon. Huge, overblown dramatic cues for mundane things. And of course, as mentioned below, the greatest scene in cinema history.
  • Wallace and a bunch of sheep break Gromit out of prison by forming a tower. Then Wallace steps on a bar of soap, falls to the ground, and looks up at the sheep as they fall on top of him.
    • Wallace and the entire herd of sheep are chasing Preston's truck, all on one motorcycle. Wallace yells for them to "get yourselves organised down there!". A moment later, Preston does a double-take as he looks in the side-mirror and see the sheep and Wallace in a perfect jet-ski style formation on the motorbike.
    • Then Preston decides to try and scrape them off by going under a viaduct, only for (in a sort of inverted Impact Silhouette) the sheep to quickly rearrange themselves into a horseshoe-shaped formation so they all fit through the hole.
    • Look carefully while Wallace tries to organize the herd and you'll see Shaun driving the motorcycle!
  • Wallace getting pelted with machine-gun porridge as Gromit calmly walks over to the dispenser to shut it off, by which point Wallace is adhered to the wall and covered from head to toe in porridge. Before that, when the machine goes wrong, Gromit casually looks up from his paper and gently fiddles with the button as if to say "Hmmm, something's not quite right here."
  • Wallace goes through an epic Thunderbirds style sequence to get into his window washing gear...and then Gromit just walks through the door into the garage and rolls his eyes.
  • Wallace seeing his new sheep with no fleece left and deciding to name him Shaun.
  • "We tested [the Wash-O-Matic] on Gromit. Haven't we, lad?" Gromit nods despairingly.
  • Preston grabbing the propellor of Gromit's plane when it comes at him, causing everything (even the music) to stop for a full second before the plane starts spinning violently, catapulting Gromit out.

A Matter of Loaf and Death

  • "Oh, Gromit! It's a bomb!"
  • "I'm not a fruitcake, am I, lad?"
    • Long beat. Gromit, clearly not sure how to answer, just pats him on the shoulder.
  • Piella explains how she used to star in an advert for bread. Cue Wallace: "I'm in bread myself."
  • "Are you still ballooning?"
  • Wallace (in the driver's seat) tells Gromit to 'take the wheel' - then hands over an apparently completely detachable steering wheel, to Gromit's evident shock.

Grand Adventures

Cracking Contraptions

  • The Autochef malfunctioning, babbling and then saying a single word before exploding.
    • The Autochef itself is funny enough. One of it’s first lines is literally just “YUMYUMYUMYUM.”
  • The Turbo Diner is a heavy electricity draining mechanism that creates an exquisite meal. Unfortunately it straps the duo into their chairs as a safety precaution and then runs out of power just before releasing them.


  • A LOT of Gromit's facial expressions.
  • In one advert they did, Wallace's idea of light holiday reading is Fifty Shades of Greyhound.

Alternative Title(s): The Wrong Trousers