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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, " 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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