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- The jaguar from the original short, both in how he's animated and the way he says "I need space!" Apparently, this was a friend of Nick Park's from Brazil who was visiting England and hated it.
- One of the ravens in the Birds episode apparently thinks birds fly the way Peter Pan does: By having a happy thought! Being happy most of the time. And this is coming from a bird associated with darkness and grimness.
- They also talk in an incongruously light, camp manner.
- The episode on sleep is bookended by a very sleepy tortoise voiced by a little boy who keeps yawning, blinking rapidly and even falling asleep mid-sentence while saying how much he is tired but hates sleep.
- The Vet episode is comedy gold:
- One bit that stands out is the horse on the table, saying that he's taken a lot of pills in his life - "About 23'000." That's a funnily specific number.
- A big cat on a stool in the middle of a wrecked waiting room, talking into a microphone on a very long boom held by someone who is clearly shaking in fear off-camera.
- Fluffy the hamster shares one story about how he had his head slammed in a door, requiring stitches. In the middle of describing it, he mentions that it happened on his birthday, so casually that it almost feels like an afterthought. Poor guy.
- A Shar Pei voiced by an older South Asian gentlemen is often accompanied by a smaller silent Shar Pei implied to be his son who mostly shows his thoughts through nods, eyerolls and facepalms.
- The Geordie mouse riffing on calling everyone in Newcastle 'man' and that singing Rule Britannia turns you violent.
- The bulldog couple have an Odd couple thing that is so funny."What am I afraid of? Anyone who knows more about me then they should. And I married her, so I live in constant fear." (He says the last part with a smile and his wife right next to him.)
- Another moment from the US series, the gerbil (or possibly hamster, it's hard to tell) talks about a fear he had as a child that it both hilarious and slightly horrifying."As a child I was afraid that my parents were going to murder me. And once I had lived long enough and they didn't I guess I had a pretty much a trend going towards not being murdered. So I got over that pretty quick."
- In the US series, one of the elderly lions' answer to the question "Have you ever killed a man?" The pauses as he thinks about his answer are priceless."Killed a man...in anger?...You mean deliberately...with intent? An assassination?...Deliberately?...(raises a finger) Never, never without a reason that was not normal."