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  • The scene with the crow in the window. At first it is a case of Mood Whiplash - the crow tries a blindside attack on Arietty but for a stroke of luck, would have succeeded. Then it gets stuck in the window screen, and gets itself literally beaten silly by a fuzzy slipper. It finally flutters away with not one jot of dignity intact.
  • Homily is so shocked and horrified at Sho lifting her family's roof and replacing the kitchen with the one from the dollhouse that she faints... onto a sofa that Sho puts behind her at just the right time.
  • Haru's bickering on the phone with the pest-control people, who apparently can't find the place.
    Haru: How could you possibly be lost?! It's the only road!
    Pest Control Man: Is it before the bridge?
    Haru: What bridge?! There's no bridge!
    • Later, when they finally arrive:
    Haru: There they are. I guess they found the road, the only road...
  • In the American dub, when Sho/Shaun tries distracting Haru/Hara by asking for cookies, she mutters, "Cookies? Now the boy wants cookies..." and in an unused take of the line, Carol Burnett throws in "Not good for the heart, you know!"
  • Haru's reaction when all the evidence she gathered that proves the existence of the Borrowers is gone. Carol Burnett's delivery in the English dub is icing on the funny cake.
    • Aunt Jessica's quip in the dub is also quite funny. "Are you sure you didn't find the sherry?" Doubles as Getting Crap Past the Radar, since sherry is an alcoholic beverage and this is a G-rated movie in the States.
    • While anxiously panicking, Haru accidentally runs into something and topples it, then casually says "I'll clean that up later."
  • The end of the film has the Clocks moving away, with a long and dangerous journey ahead of them. The narrative implies that they ended up just a few houses down the street.

Alternative Title(s): The Borrower Arrietty


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