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  • "You're not busy! You're five!"
  • "He hates humans! He keeps me in a bubble!" Ponyo, on her father.
  • Anytime Ponyo mentions HAAAAAAAAM!!!! Especially the scene when they're talking to Sosuke's father.
    Sosuke: I'm taking care of everything, don't worry!
    Ponyo: HAAAAAAM!!!!
  • The Morse Code "Bug off/Baka" scene.
    • Koichi comments how impressed he is by his son's Morse Code skills to a fellow crew member. The crew member then says: "Your wife must be pretty mad".
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  • When Sosuke is running towards Toki, he jumps off some wooden railing and we are given a slo-mo shot of the water from Ponyo's bucket hitting her in the face.
  • When Fujimoto is trying to explain to Toki and Sosuke that the entire earth is out of balance, he gets more and more flustered and starts flailing around. He seems so henpecked already, but then Ponyo wakes up and sprays him with water to shut him up. His reaction is to flail even more. "Brunhilde, respect your father!" He just sounds so adorably indignant, especially when he says, "Humans" and is so close to tearing his hair out.
    • In an early scene, he says the same thing, except to Ponyo's sisters, when they're pushing the wave he's standing on down. "Girls! Stop! Please! Respect your father!"
  • When Fujimoto is on land, trying to find Ponyo, and has a device used to spray water around. Lisa yells at him because she thinks he's spraying pesticides. Fujimoto indignantly gives a very bizarre explanation about how it's ordinary water he's spraying because he'll dry up on land otherwise, only for Lisa to basically say "That's nice, just don't spray pesticides" before driving off.
  • "I think I just saw the goddess of mercy!" followed by lots of frantic praying and bowing at the sea.
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  • While the family with the nursing infant scene was quite heartwarming, there is a quite amusing scene where Ponyo digs around in her backpack and presents the mother with sandwiches chanting "IT'S FOR MILK!" The mother, to her credit, is a bit taken aback.
  • Lisa, furious at her husband, goes to the fridge and pops what is clearly a cold beer. It foams over, increasing her rage.
  • Fujimoto is grumbling about how he hates humans and is going to wipe them all out. Then the door of his super-secret private study gets stuck and he trips on his way out, severely diminishing his intimidation factor.
  • Ponyo leans over Sosuke and wakes him with a loud cry of his name. Needless to say, he jolts upright and they bang heads in a hilariously slapstick way. As the scene goes on, they both have red marks on their foreheads.
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  • Mixed with Heartwarming; as Fujimoto is ranting about how Ponyo won't listen to him and the world is going to hell in a handbasket, Granmamare simply gives him a look that reads "you adorable man" and envelopes his entire body in the palm of her hand, immediately silencing him as he stands there stiff and adorably wide-eyed.
    Granmamare: Hush, dear.
  • Fujimoto grumbles that the door to his potion chamber needs to be fixed because it is so poorly sealed, and that any creature other than himself contacting the potion would be disastrous. As soon as he leaves, Ponyo is freed from her bubble and in the ensuing chaos immediately gets the door open and comes into contact with the potion.


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