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Meta Knight: powerful Star Warrior, can't fight against basic slapstick.

  • Let's be generous and say that just about anything Ted Lewis says as King Dedede and Escargoon is going to land a few chuckles.
  • The first episode has a pretty good one nearly out the gate:
    Escargoon: Monster? That's ridiculous; there's no monster in this castle!
    Cappy: Yes, there is; it's big and it's scary and it eats everything in sight!
    Escargoon: That's King Dedede!
  • Episode 2 has Kirby kicked out of the castle by Dedede. His friends try to build him his own house. After many trials and much tribulation they succeed, only for Kirby to take up residences in the tree next door! Though the bird he'd stolen the tree from seemed happy with it...
  • In "Beware: Whispy Woods", when Tokkori refuses to check for a way out of the forest again, Tiff randomly starts clucking like a chicken. Coming from someone like her, it's just plain hilarious.
  • In "Un-Reality TV," Dedede uses his televisions to brainwash almost everyone into attacking Kirby... including Kirby himself.
    • Also, during the climax of the episode, when Dedede and Escargoon continue making fake montage of a monster wrecking the city, Kirby appears off-screen and ends up looking disproportionately big compared to the town. This snaps people out of their hypnosis, and Chief Bookem says this:
    Chief Bookem: Looks like somebody's been feeding Kirby steroids!
  • In "The Fofa Factor," after Kirby gets split into small male and female versions of himself, Escargoon comments that everyone probably has a male and female side to them. This leads to both Escargoon and Dedede imagining what a female version of the other character would look like. This makes them both shudder.
    • In said episode, there is this gutbusting exchange in the dub:
    NME Salesman: Today, we're offering preferred customers like you a free how-to video!
    King Dedede: I'm a preferred customer?
    NME Salesman: You bet!
    King Dedede: Great!
    Escargoon: (quietly, to himself) What must the others be like?
    • Moments later, this split ends up happening to Dedede. The two sides promptly freak out.
    • While the Monster of the Week is on its rampage prior to the split, it caused Tokkori (a tiny bird) and Rick (a giant hamster) to switch heads, leading to the sight of a tiny head on a large body and vice versa.
  • Meta Knight kicking Dedede's car down a hill — right after saying he was his most loyal servant.
    • Although mostly known for its appearance in the Japanese version, Dedede and Escargoon's bickering as the car rolls down the hill in the dubbed version is good as well;
    Meta Knight: Sire, it is my duty to warn you. Kirby has great power, now.
    Dedede: Yeah? Well, who's the King around here, you or me?
    Escargoon: Move it or lose it!
    (Meta Knight kicks the Tank down the hill as Dedede and Escargoon panic)
    Dedede: Hey, what's happening?!
    Escargoon: We're going backwards!
    Escargoon: They won't hold, we're gonna crash!
    Dedede: Do something!
    Escargoon: Like what?!
    (The Tank reverses off a nearby cliff and explodes off-screen)
  • The first time Kirby becomes Mike Kirby in episode 31. Even after warping him to their headquarters, seven monsters (ones often seen in Meta Knight's flashbacks) that were eagerly waiting to come at him with their jaws open found his singing too much for them to handle and explode from the pain suffered by hearing it, and Customer Service had to send him back. Let's put that into perspective: Kirby almost brought down Nightmare Enterprises via bad singing.
    • Prior to Kirby, though, the Cappies were trying to sing oldies songs. Even earlier, Escargoon sang "Hound Dog".
  • In "The Hour of WolfWrath", King Dedede orders Waddle Dees bring him food after they already brought him a lot of food earlier. As they do this, Waddle Doo sings this as he and Waddle Dees march:
    Hup, two, three, four
    Five, six, seven, eight
  • The entirety of the pie episode, with almost everyone in the main cast getting hit by a pie in the face at least once. Even Meta Knight.
    • Even in the dub, right after that happens, he glances to the side and announces, "I feel... dirty."
    • In the original, Meta Knight makes a Curse Cut Short instead.
    Meta Knight: Oh, sh-
    • Actually, he can be heard saying "Oh... Shima-" before stopping, likely because he has just noticed the monster speeding straight at him. He was about to say "Shimatta" which is a Japanese equivalent of "Uh-oh!" Still, seeing Meta Knight suddenly realise that the monster is taking everything as an insult is funny.
    • Tiff getting pied, as well. Throughout the episode, every time she's close to taking one to the face, Kirby ends up eating them before they can land. When Belly Buster/Power Stomach starts lobbing pies, they arrive faster than Kirby can react and hit poor Tiff in the face. She's understandably miffed that Kirby didn't stop that one; it's like she wanted to go the whole episode without getting hit.
  • The end results of episode 49 (Cartoon Buffoon) — Dedede Comin' At Ya! (Hoshi no Dedede in the Japanese version). In case you're wondering: It's a seriously half-assed, poorly written and illustrated, hilariously hammy version of the first episode of the anime; except Dedede is Kirby and Kirby is the Demon Beast. Much hilarity ensues!
    • Hell, the whole thing. It's filled with a ton of subtle and not-so-subtle jokes about animation.
    Spikehead: A producer? What does a producer do?
    Iroo: A producer doesn't do anything...
    • Similarly, Meta Knight's attempt at voice acting, particularly in the Japanese version;
    Meta Knight: (Enthusiastically) Yes! That is Fire Dedede- (Beat as his enthusiasm quickly wears off, before turning to the audience and shaking his head) Even I can't make that sound cool.
    • In the dub, he instead says-
    Meta Knight: Look, it is Fire Dedede! Our hero... (mutters to the audience) ...I would never say that.
  • The ending of episode 50 (Don't Bank on it).
  • In episode 51, Prediction Predicament, Dedede develops a massive fear of Kirby due to a dream. After he gets chased around the castle by Kirby, he decides to drive off to Mabel's shop to get his dream interpreted, and the protagonists watch him go.
    Tuff: Wonder what Dedede's up to?
    Tiff: Based on past experience, I think it's safe to say it's something stupid.
  • Meta Knight in a penguin suit, posing as a guard.
    • At the climax of the same episode, Tiff throws Kirby a potion and tells him to pour it into a volcano to make it erupt so the eternal winter made by the Pengies will end. As Kirby flies off to the volcano, intense music plays as Kirby arrives to the volcano and pours the potion... in the same way one would add a hot sauce to their food, complete with casual singing. Even the music cuts off for additional silliness. You can see it here.
  • Really, Meta Knight's status as The Comically Serious lends itself well to these kinds of moments. Another example would be in Episode 61 (Fitness Fiend), where everyone else breaks into dancing with Max Flexer (Macho-San in Japan) while he just stands there stiffly.
  • Fitness Fiend, where NME saved the day by working Kirby out.
  • In the episode "Power Ploy", Kirby is about to be eaten by the Monster of the Week... then Kawasaki tosses a bottle of Power Up D into his mouth and Kirby gets SWOLE. It looks as ridiculous as you'd expect.
    • In that same episode, there's this exchange:
    King Dedede: Why, just last night I was working at my desk burning up the midnight oil!
    King Dedede: Yep! I spent hours at my PC!
  • In Escar-Gone, Escargoon is forgotten by everyone in town due to a monster and, under the impression that everyone is faking ignorance as a prank, reports them to Chief Bookem. After the latter asks for Escargoon's name, confirming that he had forgotten him as well, this happens.
    Escargoon: Why, you two-faced, doughnut-hoarding, hairy-lipped, double-crossing, no-good...
    Chief Bookem: Uh, how do you spell that?
  • After a battle with a robotic, corrupt delivery man, Kirby completely obliterates it to continue his journey. Escargoon hears of this and his way of telling King Dedede is worth at least a chuckle.
  • Kirby's mouth is inspected by Hardy, the dentist demon beast, and Hardy's surprised to find that Kirby has no teeth at all.
    • What's more, this revelation shocks Hardy into a Villainous BSoD enough for Kirby to finish it off!
    • This revelation becomes Hilarious in Hindsight considering Kirby was brushing his "teeth" with Tiff's family earlier in the episode. And diligently too, to the point Tiff comments that Tuff should get tooth-brushing lessons from Kirby.
  • Dedede and Escargoon attempt to see how a Waddle Dee eats.
  • Nekodamashi.
  • In the dub, the Island Sisters' (Twin Nuts in Japan) song consists mostly of soprano singing along the lines of Léo Delibes' Flower Duet. In the Japanese version, however...
  • Tiff's reaction to seeing herself get turned into an anime (Hoshi no Fumu-tan) in Tooned Out.
    Tiff: Is that airhead really supposed to be me?!
    • Shortly after the chase begins, Kirby joins in running with the Otakings, with a big goofy grin on his face.
    • When the cartoon is first shown, King Dedede and Escargoon's jaws hit the floor, and they spend the rest of the episode staring at the projector screen in complete shock.
  • Japan's episode 46 (English episode 53, Scare Tactics) making shout-outs to various horror films, including Psycho, The Blair Witch Project and The Exorcist.
  • Kirby ends up eating a whole pack of Gijira extract, which is a highly potent spice or a hallucinogen, depending on which version you're watching. Once Kirby swallows the entire pack, he thinks EVERYONE is food, and ends up preparing cooking utensils with the intention of eating everyone.
  • Dedede's attempts to avoid Kirby after having several nightmares about the pink puffball in Part 1 of Prediction Predicament.
  • In the first episode, the mayor and the rest of the Cappies hold a feast for Kirby's arrival. Kirby then proceeds to eat the entire table of food using his inhale ability (Including the tablecloth and utensils!), leaving the rest of the guests in utter silence.
  • Dedede revealing and talking through his wonky painting in Dedede's Monsterpiece;
    Dedede: (Points to a giant, cross-eyed version of himself) Right here, that's me — since I'm what you'd call the star of this here paintin', I'm smack-dab in the middle! You'll note the perspecticles, and I put a big old impressionistic Sun (A red circle with lines coming off it)'' up there, see?
    (Points to his tiny castle, and a giant misshapen-looking Escargoon next to it) Right there is my castle, and right next to it is Escargoon. Note the lack of depth!
    (Points to an awkwardly-angled version of the Mayor with noodle arms and two giant angry Pac-Man-like sheep behind him) This here's the Mayor being chased by his sheep, (Points to a misshapen Kirby in the corner of the painting) and this here's Kuhbeh. He's being chased by me! See, I drawed him all lumpy to express his inner lumpiness!
    Kirby: (Hopping up and down angrily) POYO! POYOOOO!
    • Even better — when everyone does break down in laughter at it, Kirby is the only one not laughing — he's still glaring at Dedede in a hilariously-angry way over being called lumpy!
    • It's even funnier in the original version because that's NOT the reason Kirby gets mad at him. The real reason is because Dedede drew Kirby shitting himself! Apparently, Kirby is appalled at the idea of him pooping.
      • Escargoon got the same treatment!
  • Dedede's twisted version of "Old Macdonald" from Kirby's Egg-cellent Adventure, which he sings at a ridiculous speed as he's using his tank to draw a giant picture of Kirby eating Dyna Blade's egg (Complete with big goofy grin and oversized knife and fork) to get the giant bird to attack him-
    Dyna Blade got an egg she laid
    Ee Aye Ee Aye Oh
    Ee Aye Ee Aye Oh
    Dyna Blade's gonna grab Kuhbeh by the leg
    Dyna Blade- (speaking) Oh, look!
    • And later on in the same episode, when Tiff asks Meta Knight for advice on the matter. What really sells it is Tiff's "WTF" tone and expression upon hearing his reply, in the middle of a mostly-serious scene-
    Tiff: Help us Meta Knight, we've got to do something!
    Tiff: (Beat) ...could you say that in English?
  • Chief Bookem singing Beethoven's 5th Symphony in eNeMeE Elementary. Or at least trying to.
  • Sword and Blade discussing Sir Ebrum's Pot Roast in Episode 82 (Cooking Up Trouble)-
    Sword: (Watching the group from a nearby balcony) Blade?
    Blade: Eh?
    Sword: Smells delicious, don't it? Of course, anything would smell good compared to Meta Knight's cooking!
    Blade: Sir Ebrum's alright.
    Meta Knight: Say what, again?
    Blade: He's alright sir, ain't he?
    Meta Knight: (Stares a hole through them) Hmmm.
  • Lady Like's breakdown over a single wrinkle toward the beginning of A Sunsational Surprise, especially when she ends up Breaking the Fourth Wall-
    Lady Like: (screams) THE SUN'S RAYS ARE MOLLIFYING ME! (suddenly turns to and points at the audience as the background music stops) STOP STARING AT ME! (immediately goes back to panicking as the background music resumes)
  • When Kirby has a nightmare in "The Pillow Case" (the very end,) he jumps out of his bed Hanna-Barbera style screaming and runs out his house, then stops when he realizes he's awake. Meta Knight also cuts a pillow in half; revealing Noddy, the episode's NME monster.
  • "How can I help you, King Dedede?"
    • "I need a monster to CLOBBER THAT THERE KUHBEH!"
    • "That's what we do best at NME!"
    • "You better get it with a money-back guarantee!"
  • In "Something to Sneeze At", Dedede finally gets a cold. His reaction is to run around Cappy Town announcing he has a cold. "I love having a cold!"
  • In the "Kirby of the Stars" prototype/pilot, Ice Kirby uses his ability to freeze Dark Matter solid...who just stays where he is with an expression that just says "I am so done with this puffball and his shit". He keeps this expression as he's being frozen, and casually just falls out of the air when he's frozen entirely.
    • Made even better by the fact that Dark Matter is the series' Knight of Cerebus! He's already lost three times, and he's probably thinking "This is what I've been reduced to: Kirby fodder."
  • In "Hatch Me If You Can", when Kirby chases after the egg, the egg ends up where Rick is holding a leaf umbrella to shield Rick from the rain. Then the egg lands on Rick's head. Rick's expression before the egg hits Rick on the head is priceless. After that, the egg lands behind an unconscious Rick, with Rick having a Cranial Eruption. When Kirby reaches the egg, Rick comes to and after recognizing Kirby, Rick says this:
    Rick: It's rainin' cats and dogs, but I never thought an egg can drop on me head.
  • "WHERE ALL THE DINOSAURS AT?!" (Loud smashing noise)
    • Even funnier when you realize birds are dinosaurs, which means Dedede himself is a dinosaur (assuming if he really is a penguin).
  • In "Sweet and Sour Puss", Dedede's uncharacteristically acting like an extreme Mellow Fellow and All-Loving Hero, as a result being under the influence of the episode's NME monster, to the point everybody takes advantage of him from bopping him on the head with a hammer to making him eat Kawasaki's cooking. Well, up until it goes downhill anyways.
    Dedede: That's okay.
    • On Channel DDD, when Escargoon asks Dedede about this sudden change of personality, Dedede answers that he's got love inside of him. Cue everyone reacting in shock from this, including a Waddle Dee fainting.
    • The fact that Kirby participates in the hammering on Dedede's head for the sake of imitating everyone else. And he clobbers him repeatedly too.
      Dedede: (happily) I'm sure he got a good reason for clobberin' me!
    • The people of Cappy Town bopping Dedede with toy mallets to see if he reaches his Rage Breaking Point. But what really sells it is that Iroo hits him with a golf club instead and Mabel pounds him with her crystal ball.
    • "This hallway needs a traffic light."

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