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  • This little scene after Van Helsing says bullets won't work;
    Maid: He's crazy!
    Martin: They're all crazy. They're all crazy except you and me. Sometimes I have my doubts about you.
    Maid: Yes.
    [Martin slowly backs away]
  • In the Spanish version, she walks off in a huff. A more realistic reaction, but still funny for those used to the English.
  • While the Spanish version of the film has better acting from most of the main cast, Carlos Villarias' performance as Dracula is sufficiently narm-y and hilarious in spots. One notable example is his version of the scene where Van Helsing flashes the Cross at him.
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  • This exchange between Martin and Renfield:
    Martin: Ain't you ashamed now? Ain't you? Spiders now, is it? Flies ain't good enough!
    Renfield: Flies? Flies?! Poor puny things! Who wants to eat flies?!
    Martin: You do, ya loony!
    Renfield: Not when I can get nice fat spiders!
    Martin: All right, have it your own way.
  • Two years after this film, Bela Lugosi cameoed in one of a series of Paramount Studios shorts called "Hollywood on Parade." In the short, a series of wax figures come to life, including Betty Boop (played by Bonnie Poe). Boop sings a short ditty, ending with her trademark "Boop-oop-be-doop!" Dracula appears, gets her in a dip, and menacingly utters, "Betty...you have booped your last boop!" before biting her neck. Bela delivers the ridiculous line with the sincerity that he gave every other role he played, and it's hilarious.
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  • The armadillos. The way they so abruptly appear for just a few seconds and then vanish, and of course are never mentioned by anyone, makes it all the more hilariously random.
  • Renfield's assessment of the heroes' discussion of Dracula:
    Renfield: Isn't this a strange conversation for men who aren't crazy?
  • Van Helsing asks Renfield about his association with Dracula:

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