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  • Pretty much everything Siegfried And Roy do.
    "I am going to travel forward in time and scowl at you! (Beat, scowls) I have arrived!"
  • Sierra's backpack, which features a design of an unamused monkey with the word "What?" underneath.

  • Sierra's introduction. "Jenna's stuck-up older sister is in heat and we're gonna watch her 'lower her standards.'"
  • Sarmoti both subverting and playing Pretty Fly for a White Guy straight by being an African lion who does the African pride fist whenever he proudly says "Africa" while otherwise sounding and acting like an Alter Kocker. One wonders if Carl Reiner was deliberately miscast just for that joke.
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  • "Kate, I'm sorry but your father and I broke up. I don't love him any more." Why is this line funny? Because Larry is the one saying it!
  • The lions' complete lack of interest (chit-chatting, reading magazines) while watching the magic show off-stage. Larry's completely deadpan "Oh my god, they're gonna die. Siegfried and Roy are gonna die." could give Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka a run for his money.
  • Siegfried calling Dick Cheney "vice principal" of the United States.
  • Sierra using Hunter's cone as a makeshift popcorn bowl while they watch a movie, looking quietly annoyed the whole time.
    Hunter: (unable to see) What's happening now?
    Sierra: (annoyed) Oh, Simba was sad and then Darth Vader said some made up African crap.
  • Siegfried & Roy closing out the episode, establishing their tendency to treat everything like a performance.
    Siegfried: Und so ve close zee book on another day of magic und mystery.
    Roy: No, not yet! (the two strike a "jazz hands" pose) Now!
    (Smash to Black)

"What's Black, White, and Depressed All Over?"
  • While watching the news report about the pandas coming to the Secret Garden, we get this gem.
    (Image behind news anchor changes from footage of pandas to a cartoon of an evil-looking clown wielding a gun, with the caption "Summer's Here!")
    Anchor: In other news...
    (Scene cuts away to the living room before we can hear an explanation)
  • Foo Lin's cat Mr. Right at one point is seen mouthing the words "Help me".
  • Nelson tries to pick a fight with Larry, but Larry doesn't take him seriously and finds him adorable instead.

"Larry's Debut and Sweet Darryl Hannah, Too"
  • During their new trick, Roy briefly mentions Queen Nefertiti, forcing Siegfried to make him pay a swear jar for saying "titty."
  • While Siegfried and Roy are demonstrating their new trick.
    Roy: ...and Larry (clap clap) drops into the secret compartment!
    (Cymbal sting. Nothing)
    Roy: (Nervously) Er, Larry (clap clap) drops into the secret compartment!
    (Cymbal sting. Still nothing)
    Roy: (Aside to Siegfried) Why is not Larry (clap clap) dropping into the secret compartment?
    (Cymbal sting)
  • The episode has a few great running gags.
    • Vincent gives Larry a monkey to be his assistant, who introduces himself with a mafia-esque, lazy-eyed point in his direction in his direction. Later, when Sarmoti is giving Larry some helpful tips about performing on TV, he advises Larry not to eat heavy foods and sauces the night before so he doesn't poop onstage, adding "That only works for the monkeys," to which the monkey gives Larry an agreeing nod.
    • Snack's two completely airheaded party girls, Chimmy and Changa, one of whom is constantly pointing out the obvious to the amazement (and arousal) of the other.
    • Siegfried's utter distain for Today Show host Matt Lauer for the heinous crime of... interrupting people. At one point, he conspires to get back at Lauer by giving him tickets to a non-existant Saturday morning Siegfried and Roy show, tricking him into sacrificing his one day to sleep in. Roy tries to stop him, which escalates into an all-out brawl that Lauer himself soon breaks up... at which point Roy sides with Siegfried: he DOES interrupt people! The two finally get back at Lauer by interrupting him as he's introducing their new exclusive performance for the show, much to his confusion.
    Roy: (aside to Lauer) How does it feel, Matt Lauer, to have your words snatched away from you by a word burglar?"
    Lauer: (completely confused) Excuse me?
    Roy: Apology not accepted!
    (Siegfried and Roy snap selfies of themselves with disposable cameras, then throw them at Lauer as they stroll off, noses in the air.)

And The Revolution Continues
  • Larry tries to bond with Sierra by showing her videos of her with her as a baby with "Carry On, My Wayward Son" dubbed in. She shuts it off and walks out. Larry stands there glumly, slowly turn the tape back on... and continues to air-guitar to the song.
    Larry: Look how cute you were!
    Sierra: Yes, dad. All lion babies are cute. Nature does that so lion daddies won't eat them.
  • Larry telling Sierra that their dinner with Siegfried and Roy is "for grown ups" (which is why Hunter isn't going).
    Sierra: Grownups? Last time, Siegfried and Roy dressed up like leprechauns!
    Larry: (considers this for a second, then realizes that he has no argument) Yes they did.
  • Kate thinking that Sierra wants to save Emerson so she can keep him as a pet (when in fact he appeals to her rebellious nature).
    Kate: Honey, you cannot have another pet. It'll be just like the cocker spaniel where I got stuck walking him and cleaning up after him.
    Larry: He was tasty though!
    Sierra: (Suspiciously) I thought you sent him to a farm.
    Larry: (Awkwardly) Yeah, I did.
  • Sarmoti is asked to bond with Hunter, so he takes him along on his date. Hilarity Ensues.
    • First, he tells Hunter to play darts while he's talking to his lady friend. Moments later, he looks over and the darts are in his nose a'la Bluto.
    • Sarmoti tells Hunter that "sweet piece of tail" means "a funny nice person." Later, he tells a joke in front of the family and Hunter laughs "Grandpa, you're a sweet piece of tail!"
    • "If you see me talking to a lady, you don't know me." Later, when he tells his date that he's raising Hunter by himself, Sarmoti tries to call him over. "I do not know you, sir!"
    "He's, um... he's dumb."
  • Upon her arrival, Barbra Streisand requests that a chair be brought to her room, a lamp she sees in the hallway to take home and an Oscar for directing The Prince of Tides.

"Catnip and Trust"
  • The very first joke! Larry and Kate are at a function for a school for gifted children, listening to the students perform a soggy folk song. Kate is quietly crying. Pan over to Larry looking bored as hell and snoring with his eyes open!
  • The various euphemisms for catnip (mulch, snorkle, monkey junk, street cheese and siamese coleslaw) that Kate reads from a medical journal when putting Sierra on the spot. At one point, she also calls it "Friedman," until Larry points out that she's just reading the name of the doctor who did this study.
  • This exchange, which appeared in most of the commercials.
    Sierra: You are the worst parents ever!
    Larry: No, we are not. My parents were!
  • When Kate asks him about it, Larry denies ever doing catnip. When Snack shows up and sees the catnip in his hands, he won't stop talking about how much catnip Larry did when he was younger.
  • Hunter tells his parents that Sierra made him pretend to be her (hiding under the covers) by threatening to kill Santa. Larry reassures him by telling him there is no Santa.
  • Sierra finally tells her parents that, while she's not on drugs, she does have an older boyfriend (with a kid) whom she snuck out to see after their argument earlier in the episode. Larry lets this process for a second before telling her that it would have been easier for her to have just been on drugs.
  • The entirety of Siegfried and Roy`s subplot of going to a 7-11 to get Big Gulps (or in their own words, "The Ah`s..." (which was the sound an actress in a commercial made from consuming the drink)). From Roy covering for a cashier to Siegfried trying to fix a broken soda machine, their whole time in the store is basically Mundane Made Awesome and funny.
    • The ending of the episode as well, where the duo see another 7-11 ad for a chili dog. After hearing the actress say, "umm..." upon eating said chili dog, the duo declare they want the "umm..." with their drinks (or rather "Ah`s...") as well and go back to the store.

  • At the end, Larry ends up telling another Celebrity Lie by claiming to be friends with Justin Timberlake. Once Hunter's class expresses their excitement at the news, Larry runs for it.

  • The opening Shout-Out to Spider-Man, with Larry hiding on the ceiling just because he doesn't want to go to the tigers' party.
  • Larry: "We do fun stuff together all the time! We sleep in the same bed fourteen hours a night!" Kate:"I only sleep six hours a night."
  • Sarmoti referring to Tori Amos as "suicidal chick music" and, later, "boo-hoo broad music".
  • Blake's string quartet of cross-dressing monkeys.
  • Larry stealing the Tigers' TV because he thinks it'll fit Kate's idea of spontaneity, then being genuinely saddened when she tells him spontaneous doesn't mean stupid.
    • Which doubles as a Call-Back to the first joke of the episode, where Larry runs head-first into a wall as his idea of "spontaneous."
    Larry: Didn't see that comin', did ya??
    Kate: That's the problem, Larry: I did.
    • And of course, the TV ends up being what rekindles her passion with Larry.
  • While entertaining a large crowd of guests, Blake and Victoria spontaneously roleplay as a renegade KGB agent and a sexually ambiguous lawyer working at a book store in Delaware, respectively, and proceed to passionately make out on the floor.
    • Later, Larry tries a couple times to woo Kate with his "swarthy foreign handyman" bit and both times she tells him to shut up.
  • "Hey girl! Try not to cry on your boobs!"
  • The Snout Brothers interrogating Larry, in their own way.
    Brother 1: Take off your shoes!
    Larry: I don't wear shoes!
    Brother 1: Figures!
    Brother 2: Why don't you just tiptoe barefoot to your gay wedding!
  • The very, very dark joke about the tiger who was exiled for "something unspeakable," shown playing ping pong sadly by himself.note 
    "Seventeen love!" (Cries) "In your face..."
  • While watching their big screen TV, Larry notes that Webster is so big that he isn't even funny any more.
  • Kate, still on a high from their crime, suggests they steal Blake and Victoria's TiVo. Larry says it's too big a risk, but Kate reminds him that, come 9 PM, he'll have to choose between Law & Order and American Chopper. Cue a high-pitched gasp from Larry. Oh no, he likes both those shows!
    • They then don Nixon and Regan masks to steal said TiVo.

One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend
  • While on a diet, Larry starts imagining everything in the house turning into food. Then he looks outside and sees a deer turn into... a deer.
    • Said deer turns out to be his and Kate's neighbor.
  • Sierra's boyfriend bringing her not a bouquet of flowers to her house for their date, but a dead pigeon. Because they're lions. A flattered Sierra tells him she'll rip it to pieces later.
  • Sierra thinking that she's picked up on her grandfather's poker tell (scratching his chin when he lies) when she remembers him doing it while lying to her mother about gambling in the house, saying that he spent her boyfriend's money and, in a previously unseen moment, promising his date that he'd call her tomorrow. It makes him all the more a Magnificent Bastard when it's revealed that it's not his tell, he's just a really good hustler.
    • Then, after Sarmoti gives Sierra her money back when he sees how much losing makes her cry, Sierra takes it and glumly walks away, clenching her fist and closing her eyes tightly as she does, as if trying not to cry any more. It was a victorious fist-pump!
    Sarmoti: Hey, I just got played, didn't I?
    (Sierra turns around and her face immediately changes from sad to smug, revealing that she was faking it)
    Sierra: Big time!
    • Sarmoti, more impressed than angry, wistfully says that Sierra's "gonna be the one who puts me in a home."

  • Seigfried and Roy leave Larry to recover from his fake injury and tell him that they left him a special get-well message in his house. The second they're gone, he rips off his leg cast and dances around before flopping back on the couch. Only to see a murel on the ceiling of them looking sad, with the caption "Please don't die, Larry."
  • Larry demonstrates to Snack that he didn't actually hurt his leg by banging it down on the table repeatedly... then rubs it because doing that did actually make it hurt a little.
  • Larry tries to trick Kate into keeping the medicated meatballs (which he's been using to get Sarmoti high and be nicer to him) by saying they'd make nice earrings. He doesn't give it two seconds before realizing the jig is up and he says, with an awkward smile, "I'm drugging your father."
  • Sarmoti's thoughts on Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: When high, it is "feisty southern gals celebrating life." When sober, it is "southern hags having a bitchfest on my pay-per-view."
  • "My dad's in such a good mood. You think he's dying?"
  • Roy getting gradually more and more sick of Siegfried's puns that he eventually kicks him out of his car.

"Sarmoti Moves In"
  • Larry finding out the hard way why Kevin the zebra has no friends.
    Kevin: (who's implied to have been talking for hours) ...And my family was always migrating, so it was tough to make friends. At recess, I got stuck playing with the hippos. Oh, and don't get me started on dodgeball. What kind of sick bastard made that game up?
    Larry: (to himself) I should've killed him...
  • After Sarmoti sincerely apologizes to Larry for all his troubles and Larry forgives him, Sarmoti immediately reverts to his rude behavior, asking Larry what he is looking at and tells him to get out of his way unless he is "giving out happy endings".

"Road Trip"
  • The way the episode subverts the Forgotten Anniversary trope: Larry knows that that date holds some significance, but keeps forgetting the significance is his wedding anniversary... because it also happens to be Jimi Hendrix's birthdaynote , which is of equal importance to him!
  • The Running Gag of Javier the Jaguar only using silent js.
    "How about some music that will make you want to hump?"
    "Am I hust a higolo?"
    "I have not been this upset since my sister joined Hews for Hesus."
  • The episode's other Running Gag that Siegfried and Roy are too important to do things as simple as drive a car themselves (instead, they sit in the car as it's being carried on a flatbed truck) or faint with they hear bad news (Roy just makes his servant do it for him).
  • The mere concept of Chocolate Lightning and the Glockenspiel Five, Nevada's "premiere funkadelic oompah band," let alone the fact that Siegfried and Roy felt they were appropriate music to hire for a ladies night.
    • The scene of them rehearsing as Chocolate Lightning, a Soul Brotha decked out in disco attire, grooves to very un-funky polka music played by stiffly-animated fat white German men like it's the hippest music he's ever heard.
    • And apparently, they're popular enough that Larry can share trivia about them (that or, like Seigfried and Roy, he just has very strange taste in music).
    Sarmoti: "Chocolate Ligtnight and the Glockenspiel Five?"
    Larry: "Yeah, it used to be the Glockenspiel Six but Gunter had a heart attack on a dumper."

"The Siegfried and Roy Fantasy Experience Movie"
  • Pretty much the whole thing. It's arguably what the show might have been like had it aired on a station with more lax censorship.
  • Kate finds out some important information about one of Lilly's feminist exercises too little too late after successful catching a rabbit Lilly made her chase after.
    Lilly: Let's hear it for Kate!
    (Everyone cheers as Kate takes a bow)
    Lilly: Let's also hear it for Dolores the rabbit, our guest prey for tonight's roleplay exercise.
    (Kate picks something out of her teeth, then looks up sheepishly)
    Kate: Roleplay?
    Lilly: That's right. Dolores, come on out and take a bow! Don't be shy!
    Kate: (awkwardly) Ummm... she... said she had to take off.
    Lilly: Oh well. (Calling out to "Dolores") See you next week, Dolores! You're the best foster mom those blind kids could ever have!
    (Lilly turns back to the group as Kate forces a nervous smile)
    • Immediately after, Lilly quietly reprimanding Foo Lin for her many disturbing misandrist statements.
    Foo Lin: Let's go cut off a penis!!
    (Group falls awkwardly silent)
    Lily: Foo Lin, I think you might want to find a different group.
  • Siegfried and Roy confusing Martin Scorsese for George Lucas, which receives a Brick Joke when Siegfried later confused Patrick Stewart with Ben Kingsley.


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