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  • Buck could not have made his car easier to locate in a parking lot. The bride is speeding in her wheelchair past ordinary looking cars, when she practically does a double take and slams on the brakes at the sight of a gaudily customized yellow pickup truck with the name "PUSSY WAGON" emblazoned in huge letters on the back. She takes out the matching keychain, looks back at the Pussy Wagon, and gives a little smile of triumph.
  • Boss Tanaka's decapitation. It's so over the top that it becomes hilarious, with many of the Yakuzas all but freaking out and Gogo Yubari (the most psychotic of O-Ren's posse) having a barely-restrained grin on her face.
    • Same with Sofie Fatale (O-ren's lawyer), who laughs a little and then calmly translates into Japanese what O-ren is telling the Yakuza in English.
      Sofie Fatale: "このfuck野郎と同じようにね。"note 
    • Tanaka's ten-foot fountain of blood looked like something right out of Monty Python, and this being Tarantino, that's definitely the point.
  • "Funny, you like samurai swords. I like baseball."
  • Just about everything Pai Mei says and does in spite of his cruel training. In a hilarious subversion of common Old Master tropes (at peace with the world, relaxed, grandfatherly), Pai Mei's very first words to the Bride: "Your Mandarin is lousy. It causes my ears discomfort. You bray like an ass!"
  • "From here, you can get an excellent view of my foot." *kicks*
    • HAHAHAHA! *strokes beard*
  • The Bride stomps her way out of the cemetery in the middle of the night after being Buried Alive, covered in dirt, wanders to a Greasy Spoon diner across the road, and then calmly sits down at the counter and asks for a glass of water.
  • During the fight between Beatrix and the Crazy-88, one of the Mooks lets out a Wilhelm scream.
  • When the last of the Crazy 88 is standing, The Bride is about to kill him when the lights turn on and she sees it's a terrified teenage boy. Undaunted, she promptly uses her katana to cut the kid's sword into pieces. The kid throws away what's left of the sword and surrenders. The Bride bends him over her knee, spanks him with the flat of her blade while chastising him with Punctuated Pounding, and sends him running away with his tail between his legs.
    The Bride: This! Is what! You get! For fucking! Around! With yakuzas! Go home to your mother!
  • It's definitely Black Comedy, but Elle looking completely nonplussed and nonchalantly swirling her drink as the black mamba hidden in Budd's suitcase bites him repeatedly, causing him to thrash madly in response to the poison is weirdly funny.
  • Elle's speech to Budd, whom she has just poisoned with a black mamba snake, has some choice lines. Her speech is also a Moment of Awesome.
    • Oh, I'm sorry. That was rude of me. Budd, meet my good friend, the Black Mamba. Black Mamba, this is Budd." (And then she goes on to read verbatim the encyclopedia entry she copied like nothing has changed.)
    • "Now, you should pay attention, because this concerns you."
    • "The amount of venom that can be delivered from a single bite can be gargantuan. You know, I've always liked that word 'gargantuan'. I so rarely have a chance to use it in a sentence."
  • The Bride meeting Vernita Green. First, a Narm Charm-tastic sequence of zooming in on each face as the Ironside (1967) theme plays. The Bride then punches Vernita in the face.
    • The No-Holds-Barred Beatdown that goes from Copperhead's living room to the kitchen and back again. When the front door is about to open and Copperhead's daughter comes back in, she very calmly dismisses the mess the fight has made, while she and the Bride very casually hide their knives behind their backs.
    • "I should've been the motherfuckin' Black Mamba!"
    • Vernita keeps a gun hidden in a box of "KABOOM" cereal.
  • When fighting the Crazy 88, the Bride snatches out one guy's eye and throws it down the throat of another guy. We get a Reaction Shot from Sofie (who's lying on the floor with her arm cut off) where she goes, "Eurgh." It's hilarious.
  • "And... that hat. That fuckin' hat.... How many times have I told you, don't wear that fucking hat here." [...] "I'm not the boss of the customers, I'm the boss of you. And I'm telling you, that I want you to keep that shit-kicker hat at home!"
    • Even funnier is when Bud's boss rants about a car wash before saying, "And I own a fucking car wash."
      • His hooker/girlfriend then saying "Do you want me to leave?", feeling the awkwardness is ten times better.
  • Elle's reaction to being covered in Budd's tobacco spit:
    Elle: Gross.
  • When Elle Driver's remaining eye has just been ripped out:
  • A good deal of what Gogo does is funny, in part because she looks like a typical Japanese schoolgirl but is hyper-deadly.
  • Bill telling Elle to abort the mission at the hospital:
    Bill: We owe her better than that.
    Elle: (Screaming) OH, YOU DON'T OWE HER SHIT!
    Bill: (Quietly) Will you keep your voice down?
    Elle: (Lower voice, but still enraged) You don't owe her shit.
  • Pai Mei scoffs that American women are only good at ordering at restaurants. What is the first thing she does after surviving the Texas Funeral? Goes into a restaurant and orders a glass of water.
  • The Crazy 88's calling their server Charlie Brown.
  • The entire scene in the hotel when the Bride learns she is pregnant right before being attacked by Karen Kim. Karen trying to simultaneously keep a shotgun leveled at the Bride while reading the instructions on a pregnancy test. Karen leaves, but not before congratulating the Bride through the hole she blew through the door earlier.
    • The fact that Karen's first reaction when trying to read the instructions is to say, "I don't know what this fucking shit means!" seems to be Lampshade Hanging the inscrutable nature of feminine products in general.
  • "I would have been much nicer. I would have just cut your face."
  • After The Bride finally meets Bill and their child in the flesh, she finds them both playing pretend shooting, the Bride trying to keep it together at the sight of her own child. After her kid "shoots" her, she plays along after a few minutes of shock and silence.
    • Hilariously, Bill starts narrating as the Bride's just standing there, stunned.
  • Beebee asks to watch the hyper-violent Shogun Assassin with The Bride before she goes to bed. Bill's only protest?
    Bill: Oh no, BB, Shogun Assassin is too long.
  • The Bride's reaction to Bill's explanation: "You overreacted?! THAT'S your explanation?!"
  • Hattori Hanzo and his assistant bickering Like an Old Married Couple when the Bride walks into his sushi bar. Hanzo even has to verbally drag the assistant out of the breakroom where he was watching his stories. Please note the Bride nonchalantly ducking under their joined arms while Hanzo is twisting his assistant's finger. The Ultimate Blacksmith is too engrossed in kvetching to realize that the supposedly-Dumb Blonde is just taking all this in like a floor show. Bonus points for Uma Thurman visibly trying to keep from Corpsing while this is going on.
  • The Bride using sheer focus to get her toes moving again post-coma. It takes telling herself (obviously to the audience too) an entire, lengthy backstory of O-Ren to fuel her desire for revenge to get one of her big toes moving. Then she prepares to heal the other toes. Cue a "Thirteen Hours Later" board.
  • Pai Mei's chronic beard-stroking.
  • The cut to the Bride's childhood classroom during roll call after her real name is revealed by Elle. Not only do the other kids in her class have truly atrocious names, but the Bride's childhood self is *still* portrayed by the fully-grown Uma Thurman.
  • When the Bride severs part of Johnny Mo's leg, he lets out a particularly amusing scream that lasts for three Repeat Cuts.
  • The Bride is standing right outside Bud's house. She dramatically throws the door open...only to be blown away by two 12-gauge shotgun rounds of pure rock salt to the chest.
  • The school bus pulling up in front of Vernita's house is a hilarious reminder that the deadly battle is occurring in oblivious, white-picket-fence suburbs.
  • Budd's call to Elle not only showcases their barely concealed contempt for each other, but is also funny as hell.
Elle: [answering the phone] Bill?
Budd: Wrong brother, you hateful bitch.
Elle: Budd. [saying his name like it's a particularly gross swear word.}
And Budd telling Elle to get her bony ass down there.
  • "Charlie Brown" and the other proprietor of the House of Blue Leaves" (his wife?) falling over themselves to satisfy O-Ren and her retinue, scared that they will kill them if they don't. And the Crazy 88, knowing this, shamelessly tease and troll the pair, demanding pizzas and with one of the female 88s demanding a kiss. It's so amusing even O-Ren and Gogo can be seen smiling.
  • The plane scene at the end of Vol. 1 where the Bride is writing her death list is way funnier when you notice that everyone on the plane has a samurai sword in their cup holders.


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