Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters
- Neo-Messiah asks the ToQgers if they are a Sentai. Right emphatically replies they are not, leaving everyone else thoroughly confused.
- The fact that their cameo was after the credits. It makes you wonder how many people actually missed it.
Starting Station: Let's Go on the Express Train
- We are introduced to our fearless red leader with him... sleeping in his seat with a fake ticket. While children are crying all around him. And a monster is yelling at him.
- When attempting to wake him up, Right just up and tries to eat him. Must have been a good dream at the very least.
- After an exciting mid-air train battle we get the exciting debut of our heroes. They jump out of their Trains mid-flight, bust in the enemy train car guns blazing, their enemies have them cornered but— haha. No. They park the train right beside the Shadow Line train. And when stepping out of the car, Tokacchi falls over; not noticing the large descent to the ground.
- Before this, Right accidentally pushes Bag Shadow off of the platform he was on, making the both of them fall off. With Right landing on Bag Shadow.
- Right tries his hand at fighting the MOTW for the first time. Poorly.
- The team's first full transformation. When the changer announces to stay behind the white line, Bag Shadow and the Kuros immediately jump back save for one Kuro who has no clue what's going on until his teammates call him back. Then they wait there until the ToQgers change.
- What's even better is that Bag Shadow patiently and politely holds his hands in front of him like someone legitimately waiting for a train to arrive.
- Tokacchi has an interesting fighting style to say the least. And by that, we mean he has no freaking clue what to do sometimes.
- Example: He aims at the Kuros and sees that he's surrounded on one side. He rolls to the other side. Same thing. No cover whatsoever. He then just runs like hell.
- We see the creative mind of Kagura at work. Sometimes she pictures herself as a body builder or superhero. Other times, she turns enemies as small as ants and picks them off like a kid with a magnifying glass.Kagura: Poke, poke. Poke, poke.
- Right forcibly switching the Ressha from the other members' ToQChangers. And then everyone else starts taking each other's Ressha as well.
- The team calling on their trains. Right tries to directly run to his but gets hit by an invisible wall because he didn't go through the gate!
- The Rainbow Rush finisher. When it turns into the pile of jizo statues, Bag Shadow says he doesn't get the symbolism. Cue a side glance from Kagura as she admits that neither does she... as Bag Shadow's getting crushed.
- The opening, if you look closely, has Right falling because of the explosion behind them.
- The Conductor is asked the reason the ToQgers were chosen. Cue dramatic buildup and...Conductor: IMAGINAAAAATION!
- How about Hikari's way of dealing with the Mooks. He takes his axe and knocks one into the air. While beating everyone up, he takes a few moments to keep juggling the first one in the air. And he does it all with implied boredom. You almost get the idea he does this type of 'screwing with the enemy' thing quite often.
- Tokacchi lampshading that all the Transfer Changes makes it hard to tell who is who.
- When Right fights Bag Shadow a second time, he declares that he's now a ToQger. Then it hits him. He has NO IDEA how to transform.
Station 2: We Are Here
- Tokacchi falls over in the opening, instead of Right.
- Speaking of Tokacchi, during their fight with the Kuros while he is using Hikari's Ressha and fumbling around with the Tunnel Axe, he accidently makes the train tracks on his helmet go askew when he tries to get up!
- When Wagon first appears, as she explains how the team can pay for their meals using the passes, we get this amusing tidbit:
- The fact Wagon is trying to help Right in his duel...with an oversized fork. And when Conductor tries to dissuade her from "helping", she butt-checks him away!
- Hikari drives through a tunnel while Saber Shadow is standing on top of his train with his swords up, breaking them both. The monster's reaction:Saber Shadow (staring at the broken swords): Uh...
- Keep in mind, this was as the soundtrack was swelling up, with the implication that Right and Saber Shadow were about to have a Single-Stroke Battle. As soon as they hit the tunnel, the music just stops.
- Wagon lampshading the difference between Tokacchi and Kagura's actor's ages (a difference of 11 years). Tokacchi looked quite offended.
- When Saber Shadow accuses the team of being cowards and not dueling, the Kuros all surround them and point. Right and Kagura both turn to the camera and say "...Us?" What makes this even funnier is that right after, all the Kuros in the shot nod and grunt, as if saying "Yeah, you!"
- Right explained to Saber Shadow that they didn't know the rules of Kettogahara because they just arrived. Saber Shadow just accepts it.
- During the mecha duel, when Saber Shadow cheats, he's called out by Kagura... and ToQ-Oh itself! You can clearly see "CHEATER~!!" scroll behind the team just before Right splits the trains.
Station 3: Desperate Once Convinced
- Mio is the one who falls in the opening this time.
- Ticket and Conductor once again are being vague with the ToQger's origins. Right, however, is more interested in whether Ticket is an actual puppet or not.
- Brought up later in the episode where Right barges into the room where they are announcing the next station and tries to pull Ticket off Conductor's hand!
- Wagon taking pictures of herself in all sorts of poses.
- Hikari swinging on a swing set with some Kuros during a battle.
- The Rainbow Rush turns into a giant pair of chain cutters to defeat Chain Shadow.
- ToQ-Oh is trapped inside a giant coffin. How do the ToQgers escape? Right drops the front half of his Train (which is the chest of the mech) to break open the coffin. What you're left with is a very... interesting-looking form.
- Right and Kagura's history; Kagura once imagined herself as a mermaid and nearly drowned. When Right tried to rescue her, she thought he was her prince and held on to him, resulting in them both nearly drowning.
Station 4: Be Careful Not to Lose Anything
- This time Hikari is the one that trips in the opening.
- Tokacchi reacts the same way anyone would if they were that told they can buy anything they want from a magic train pass: go on a shopping spree.
- Then when he finds out he has to pay it all back later, he trips and tries to return everything.
- After Tokacchi loses his pass, the Conductor refuses to let Tokacchi on despite Wagon telling them that the next stop has a monster. Right decides the most rational way to fix this is... to rip off the boarding station.
- The MOTW lampshading that for a Sentai whose name is "Express" (ToQ is an abbreviation of the Japanese word for "special express"), two of the members are late.
- After the MOTW shows some Genre Savvy and gets out of there, Tokacchi and Mio have to follow on a bus. On the bus, there is no one else but an elderly couple sharing an orange. Mio even lampshades how the atmosphere kills the tension.
- Turns out Tokacchi's pass was on the train the entire time. Mio wasn't amused.
- Conductor and Ticket yelling at the ToQgers to look out as they watch their fight against Stove Shadow. They then do it again straight into the screen
- After Right basically tanks a barrage of hot coals, he tells Stove Shadow that he'd hit himself with a few more of them. Stove Shadow, believing him, tries it out on himself. That is, he hits himself with his own hot coal attack. It goes about as well as you would expect.
- Once again, the Rainbow Rush's finisher. They basically defeat it with a giant rubber-band snap gag.
- The summoning of the Shield Ressha. It smacks ToQ-Oh in the face on entry.
- When Ticket literally comes out of Right's control panel to give him the Shield Ressha, Right is absolutely dumbfounded on how he did that. Causing him to forget that they were pinned by two mecha.
- When cleaning the trains to pay back the debts on their rainbow passes, Tokacchi accidentally falls on Mio, causing Wagon to think they had an Accidental Kiss.
- Which causes Mio to react like all tsunderes do: an Armor-Piercing Slap. It's so funny that even her actress can hardly hold it in.
Station 5: Beyond the Vanishing Tracks
- Kagura falls in the opening this time.
- While using the Car Carrier Express to get into the Shadow Station, Conductor tells the ToQgers to imagine jumping there. Right over-imagines and ends up flying into the mountains.
- Right taunting Bucket Shadow with a piece of grilled fish after tying him up. He then tries to eat the fish through his helmet only to realize he needs to transform back. For the next minute or so Right stands there waving the fish in his face and eating it right in front of him.
- The Rainbow Rush. The ToQgers shoot out a giant fish to eat Bucket Shadow!
- After Conductor and Ticket tell the team there are Lost Support Ressha out there that they need to find, Right mentions seeing something in the woods that looked like a Ressha, but he left it there. Cue the team yelling at him which carries over to the train corner where he tries to take attention off himself.
- After Right eats the last food of the people that found him, he tries to cheer them up with his usual method, only to make them even hungrier.
Station 6: What Are We Looking For?
- When Right tries to lead the way to the Support Ressha, he leads them in a circle. When Right discovers Schwarz, Schwarz assumes Right was doing it on purpose. Right just goes with it, which Tokacchi and Kagura buy. Hikari and Mio know that Right just forgot.
- Right and Tokacchi decide which of the ToQgers is which leader. Hikari is the shadow leader, Tokacchi is the support leader, Mio is the Pushy/Meddlesome/Bothersome leader, Kagura is the imagination/make-believe leader and Right is the bentou (lunch) leader.
- And then Mio overhears them, you can just sense Right and Tokacchi getting scared out of their minds. And then there's their Oh, Crap! faces when she realizes that she's the Pushy/Meddlesome/Bothersome leader.
- Mio is so mad that when she slams onto a table, the train shakes and Right and Tokacchi run the hell away.
Station 8: Explosion on the Rainbow Line
- Wagon tying Tokacchi up to ensure he doesn't fall. She goes overboard and ties an unneeded ribbon around his head that stays on even after he transforms!
- After Right kills the MOTW with one kick, everyone is left wondering it it's really over. Right even wonders if he's been working out.
- The Conductor fails to notice that he took Ticket off his hand AND wiped his sweat off using the same... right in front of Hikari. Hikari decides that he'll pretend he didn't see it.
Station 9: Love is a One Way Ticket
- For some reason, Mio's Tsundere shtick goes straight into No Social Skills territory, when she has to return Toru's wallet and forces herself to ask him out... on a duel. Not a date. Totally not a date. It sounded more like a ransom demand, for chrissakes.
- And before that, the whole couples game where Right has to claim to be a couple with Mio just to enter, causing her to shove him about fifteen feet head-first into a garbage can.
- Mio yammering just a little too fast when explaining how Toru's wallet is with her in the first place. Which Wagon interprets as love, complete with caption on the screen... which Mio smacks aside. And she's got hot tea in her hand so the guys actually react physically to it!
- The Rainbow Rush for this episode turns out to be a gift box, which opens up to reveal a giant onigiri which crushes the MOTW.
Station 10: Tokacchi Dies at Sunset
- The Rainbow Rush this time around first generates a sheet of paper that sticks to Type Shadow's body, then a calligraphy pen writes out "The Shadow Monster's End" as Type Shadow's "title". Considering how Type Shadow abhorred how boring it was earlier, it is very fitting, and Type Shadow is then bonked on the head by the inkstone hard enough for stars to float around him, which is rather fitting of his Wing Ding Eyes.
Station 11: The Emperor of Darkness
- The entire beginning of the episode, when the ToQgers are at an amusement park. Highlights include Kagura being in a haunted house ride, where her fear causes her to nearly destroy the attraction. Or when they are on a ride that is very tall. Hikari's face when he looks down shows that yes, he is scared of heights.
Station 12: Rainbow Commuter Pass
- Lamp Shadow successfully breaks the team up, making four of them take regular jobs, so Right has to talk them out of it. And Hikari is in a government lab doing elaborate experiments, so how does Right manage to reach him? By volunteering for the experiment. You can pretty much see where it's going before the high-pressure water starts to fall.
- When Right meets Lamp Shadow, Lamp Shadow tells Right to take a seat or he won't tell him what he did to his friends. Right sits down like a child would as a result.
- When Lamp Shadow tries to explain the oddities of the situation. He first starts by asking Right, how he is different. Right just says he is a Shadow monster. Lamp Shadow just attacked him for his stupidity.
- Z sets up a disco ball in the Shadow Line headquarters. And has the hammiest entrance possible for a Sentai villain ever.
- A smaller one, but while Gritta is away from the Shadow Line, she is sitting on a tram wondering what to do with herself, where a kid can be seen pointing at her, and the kid's mother is obviously trying to get her to stop making a scene.
- When Z tries to meet Right, the Shadow Line announcer tells Right to get behind the black line. The black line, however, runs right under him, leaving Right confused which side is behind.
- Lamp Shadow's Rainbow Rush involves a giant fire bucket... that dumps smaller fire buckets all over him. Lamp Shadow complains that he doesn't get it just as he goes boom.
Station 13: Run Fire Extinguisher
- Everyone misnaming Fire Ressha as Extinguisher Ressha.
- Right forgetting to put out the fires while in Diesel-Oh.
Station 14: Lost Cop, Great Detective
- The ToQgers, minus Hikari, are arrested by a Dirty Cop as soon as they set foot in the new town.
- Even better, when this cop appears, he's doing Den-O Sword Form's "Ore Sanjou" pose.
- Hikari plays detective with Conductor as the boss. Ticket doesn't understand any of it.
- During Hikari's first battle against Vacuum Shadow, as he is trying to chase the MOTW, Hikari tells him to wait. Vacuum Shadow replies by asking what kind of thief would wait to get caught.
- It happens again when all 5 ToQgers are battling against him.
- The MOTW throw a box towards the ToQger, Right ducks it... only for the box to end up hitting the unprepared Tokacchi right in the face.
- The MOTW throws more boxes towards them, and they end up burying Kagura in a hilarious, cartoony way.
- Right confessing to the robberies for the sake of getting food. Cue simultaneous "Heyyy..." from Tokacchi, Mio and Kagura.
- The Rainbow Rush attack in this episode is a Shiny Fish Sushi Platter. The MOTW asked if he's really getting beaten by small fishes slapping him. Then the platter smacks him in the head and he just says "okay" in a flat tone.
ToQger vs. Kamen Rider Gaim: Spring Gattai Special
- The first meeting between the ToQgers and Gaim.
- Right follows Kouta and an Inves into Helheim. The first thing he tries to do is eat the fruit!
- Its even funnier, as generally most people that try to eat the fruit are in a trance. Right is just Right.
- Less funny when you remember what happens to those that eat one of Helheim's fruits...
- Kagura dragging Mio and Mai off to try Charamant after learning they have better food. Bandou falls to the ground in depression after hearing this, and Tokacchi falls with him when Mio sticks him with the tab.
- The second fight with the Lion Inves has the ToQgers lining up in their normal train form and pushing the Inves out of the mall!
- The Lion Inves running away from the ToQBlaster attack. You can almost hear the Benny Hill music playing in the background!
- The Rainbow Rush against the mole monster. They turn it into a giant game of Whack-a-Mole.
- And returning with another Running Gag, when the mole asks who's idea it was, Kagura admits that she has no idea.
- The fight between ToQ-Oh and the giant Lion Inves happens right outside Takatora's office and he doesn't notice any of it. He even thinks the employee who called him about it is losing his mind.
- After Right tells the group of Kouta's plan to keep Mai away from Zawame City, they huddle up to make a plan to keep Mai interested and on the train... which goes straight to Hell as Wagon tells Mai about it in five seconds.
- At the end, Right is pushed aside by Tokacchi when they are buying lunch, which could be seen as a form of revenge as Right generally does that to Tokacchi.
- This exchange with Right and the Armored Riders:Right: Good luck, Banana Guy!Baron: Wha- THAT'S BARON!Mogura-Roid: But you're a banana!Baron: It's Baron.Ryugen: You are a banana, though!
- Mio's reaction to Kamen Rider V3, specifically the fact that he's not named "Kamen Rider Sango".
- It becomes even funnier with the reveal that there really is a "Kamen Rider Sango".
Station 17: The Sky After the Rain
- Like Deka Master and Kyoryu Silver before them, Conductor and Ticket transform into ToQ #6 to aid the team, except they don't. The transformation only affects Ticket, leaving Conductor completely helpless, leading to Akira becoming ToQ #6 instead
- Ticket even complains that he could have won the fight that Akira fought instead. Conductor disagrees.
- In the middle of his fight with Schwartz, Akira, for no apparent reason, tosses his weapon to the side and grabs Schwartz in a cross armbreaker, prompting Ticket to yell at him to use his weapon.
- After his battle with Schwartz, Akira collapses from his injuries. Assuming he's died he ponders if he's gone to Heaven or Hell and reaches up to grasp Tokacchi's face. He quickly stands up, dusts himself off, Shoves the Appli Changer into Right's chest, tries to pull down his helmet in a cool way only to realize he doesn't have it, takes his helmet back from Kagura and walks off muttering "So embarrassed I could die...", leaving the ToQgers baffled.
- In the preview for the next episode we get to see the full team pose! ToQ #6 just kinda awkwardly peeks out from behind ToQ #5 while holding up all the fingers on his left hand while putting one finger from his right hand on his palm. It kinda gives the idea that he isn't really used to interacting with people.
- The fact that Akira considers ruining people's plans with rain to be a heinous crime that he has to die to atone for. Right, of all people, even asks if he ever got any darkness from people, since they would probably think that it was just normal weather.
- It gets even better. When Akira begins to lament his power and the atrocities he's committed with it, Right's reaction implies that he thinks Akira is about to confess to killing people. When Akira tells Right just what his crime is the dramatic and menacing music that had been playing up to that point comes to a sudden halt.
- Akira trying to hide from Right, and the viewer can't help but chuckle when Right just passes by. It's not like Akira's hard to miss.
Station 18: And What Do We Call You?
- What should have been a serious moment when Right is kidnapped (deliberately this time) goes straight into this when the Kurainer finally pulls out of the scene, leaving one Kuro still standing around, forced to run after his ride.
- Akira, once again, mentions his place to die as the ToQgers are talking to him, prompting the music to dwindle to a halt and Hikari to give a confounded Aside Glance.
- Right's plan to get the ring off of his head is genius and funny at the same time. He says that he remembered "his real name isn't Right", and Ring Shadow's response to this is just hilarious. Especially when Right reveals that he lied.
- Akira's habit of chucking down his weapon and charging his opponent fists flying resurfaces here. Ticket has to exasperatedly remind him to use his weapon.
- When Drill Ressha is about to make its entrance, ToQ-Oh advises the ToQgers to grab onto the straps due to the shaking. Cue the team reaching above their heads and pawing at the air, confused as to the lack of straps.
- Drill Ressha enters the battle by appearing from the ground... right underneath Ring Shadow, causing an Ass Shove that gets Ring Shadow temporarily stuck on the end of the drill! While it's still running! Ouch!
Station 19: Now Departing! Build-Dai-Oh
- Right tries to change colors with Akira. It doesn't work. For bonus funny, before he notices that the change didn't work he actually spouts Akira's "place to die" Catchphrase.
- Kagura tries to use the rails on Rail Slasher to immobilize the enemies. We then see her being pulled around by them.
- Right before this, we see Tokacchi losing the rails on his visor. His reaction mirrors Blind Without Them.
Station 20: Smiling is Dangerous
- All of the boys in drag (Right as a ballerina with a blond wig, Tokacchi in a blue qipao, and Hikari as a cat maid). The Conductor even gets in on the action by transforming into a mantis! Followed up by Right saying, "I love you, my boyfriend! I love you."
- The "disco" Kuro.
- The sumo wrestlers in the background while Right and the MOTW are fighting. It eventually turns into the wrestlers doing a Latin dance.
- The Conductor calling Hikari "sweetie" and basically speaking to him with an "effeminate" voice.
- Even without the context from manzai, the Rangers training their Dope Slap with punching bags is worth a chuckle. Failing that, there's the Conductor joining them by punching away on the heavy bag with Ticket still on his hand.
- Their "failed" roll call finisher. Too bad it didn't make MOTW and the Kuros laugh. Apparently their usual one is funnier.
- Akira's leitmotif being played on a recorder. Why? Because he lost his harmonica.
- The ToQger version of Color Failure and Corner of Woe: Right gives his train to Kagura, which turns him white. Topping it off, the announcer didn't miss a beat with this.
- The one Kuro in a schoolgirl outfit who stalked Right in the Corner of Woe sequence.
- This brought Right out of his stupor to slash it away... only to continue moping.
- Akira starts laughing during the robot transformation and entire giant battle sequence. His mecha even starts bouncing up and down! Turns out he was laughing because of a cat.
- Better yet, how does the finisher start off? Double Mecha Dope Slap.
- When a girl came and claims back the cat from Akira, he started crying because he loves cats. Moments later, he goes back to his usual pessimistic attitude.
Station 21: The Runaway Bride
- Even with the Evolving Credits and all, you know ToQ-6 isn't really part of the team until he's also shown toppling over in the OP. By which we mean he takes a rather nasty nosedive.
- How does Wagon solve the "Freaky Friday" Flip problem? Simply make headbands for all three guys with their souls' real faces on them! (And by 'real faces' we mean simplistic manga renditions of them.)
- And just for our convenience, the ToQgers transform with the headbands already sitting over their helmets. And Akira/ToQ-6 somehow has his maintenance hardhat on top of his helmet.
- Tokacchi's use of Politeness Judo to attack the Soap Monster.
Station 22: Birth of the Empress
- In the opening EVERYONE falls this time.
Station 23: United Hand in Hand
- Ticket calls the new mecha piloted by all six ToQgers "Chou Chou ToQ-Oh", when Akira tells them "NO~!" and gives their mech the new name of "Chou Chou ToQ Dai-Oh".
- Ticket promptly makes a correction announcement afterwards. It even displays on the cockpit's digital signage.
- When everyone bar Right manages to get back onto their train, they come across the Conductor and Ticket wrestling on the floor with a Kuro. Meanwhile Wagon is basically standing over them and er, "whipping" the Kuro with the rope... That Came Out Wrong.
Station 24: Pass the Junction
- When the Toqgers realize they can only remained transformed for 30 seconds Hikari comes up with a plan to combine that time for one of them leading to:Right: I get it... One person, for thirty seconds, five times... 100 seconds!Mio: 150 seconds!Right: *immediately* 150 seconds!
- The moment when they find out too - all the ToQger suits poof off, even the fancy background poofs off, leaving the big logo dropping to the floor and rolling away.
- Right's brief imitation of Akira when Kagura insists on coming along despite her wound.Right: But no "This is my place to die", OK?
- Right pulls a Bait-and-Switch on Tokacchi and Mio when they run into some Kurous.Right: Tokacchi, Mio, I'll handle this. ...probably makes me sound like a badass, but... But can I have the trains, instead?
- During his battle with the Overseer, Right transfers through all of the colours of the ToQgers. After he blocks an attack with Yellow's Signal Hammer, he accidentally clonks himself in the head with it.
- At the end, how does Rook check out the first time? Death by Shogi Dominoes.
Station 25: Right Out of a Fairy Tale
- The Emperor (from The Emperor's New Clothes) appearing. His plan? To take off his shirt and sit there fanning himself complaining it's too hot. Also the fact that said Emperor pretty much keeps his pants on the entire episode.
- The Rainbow Rush takes the form of Momotaro, Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and the Naked Emperor all attacking the MOTW one after the other in a gloriously-absurd display.
- Hikari calls for the Tank Ressha during their battle with the enlarged monster, only for Akira to jump in front and steal the arms for himself. The ToQgers are not impressed.
- Akira walking away mid-battle. Then appearing at the end to congratulate himself on a job well done. Cue Face Palm from the core five.
- At the end of the episode, Tokacchi is working up the courage to tell Mio something, only for a giant firework to distract them. Cue Akira standing there wielding a giant cannon and setting them off. Tokacchi then loses his glasses as a result!
Station 26: The Fire that Started in the Bathhouse
- Kagura busting Akira outside the bathhouse. Akira's reaction is basically a Caught with Your Pants Down moment.
- Tokacchi and Hikari walking up with towels wrapped around their midsections. Akira then comes up behind them and proceeds to whack the two of them with his lightsticks, causing the towels to drop. (they manage to keep it G-rated, though).
- In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it-moment, take a close look at Akira when Right comes in. His eyes happen to drop towards Right's crotch...
- Right getting clotheslined by Akira.
- Hell, the entire bathhouse sequence from beginning to end. Starting with the towel drop.
- Tokacchi's inability to chug down a coffee milk.
- The team using their transfer ability as a gimmick.
- Kagura's solution to the bathhouse's woes: use Akira's Ressha to move the bathhouse...literally.
- Coin Shadow's use of Politeness Judo crossing over with Badass Boast.
- Kagura's Insane Troll Logic to work out how to defeat an enlarged Coin Shadow. (She takes a comment from Akira about the darkness pool acting like heat exhaustion literally)
Station 27: A New Power
- The team wanting to be looked after at the end after catching Right's cold, running the former and Wagon off their feet. This even extends to even the Conductor and Ticket.
Station 28: Uncool but Cool
- At multiple times we have a cutaway to Akira running like hell while shouting at the top of his lungs:Akira: MY PLACE TO DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
- Hikari finally gets Tokacchi to admit that he has a crush on Mio. Tokacchi's reaction to being caught out is to basically run away, only to realise that he's running on thin air cartoon-style before falling down a hill.
- What's Wagon's solution to fighting Right while fighting the urge to hold back? Why, to think of the things they've always wanted to yell at him, of course!Tokacchi: (after remembering a time where Right accidentally squirted milk in his face and laughing afterwards) "Why'd it have to be milk?!"
Hikari: (after remembering a time where Right ruined his favorite toy) "That's my favorite Kendama!"
Mio and Kagura: (after remembering a time where Right once got out of the shower in nothing but his underwear and exposed himself to the two) "Put some clothes on!"
Station 29: The Meeting with the Oncoming Train
- While it comes at the end of a mostly-serious episode, Akira tries to join in with introducing the train corner, only for his wounds to flare up.
- Kagura does her "I am strong!" thing with baking! "I'm a patissier! I'm a patissier! I'm a patissier! SWEETS GIIIIIIIIIRL!" And then the results look delicious, but when they taste them:
- Right: Are you sure this is cake?Akira: This is where I will die.
- Doubly funnier in meta since the final episode of Gaim (where this was partnered) had a heavy dose of Oren.
- The monster's whole MO. He zaps you with wigs. With birds' nests on top. With a bird inside. You have to take care of the bird because if it dies, you die. What. Even the other villains didn't think much of Madame Noire's scheme.
- When Kagura activates the Hyper Ressha Armor, Mio rushes up to her side, and the armor attaches to them both. They spend the rest of the battle (mecha portion included) stuck together!
- What's more? It works!
- The boy's reaction when Wagon showed them roast chicken at the end. They lose their appetite remembering their temporary beloved chicks. This even continues when Right gets it shoved into his hands just before the train corner.
- The fact that the chickens can keep up with the train in terms of speed.
- Some Japanese wordplay at the beginning. The Conductor is asked to report to the main office by the Rainbow Line President (sousai). But Right thinks the President is a side dish (souzai) instead. Cue train-wide Face Fault.
- It's because of the Ressha undergoing cleanup at the Terminal that the ToQger have to take another means of transportation... The ToQBus.
Akira: Oh bus... this is your place to die?
- Nero's Aside Glance to the audience about them riding a bus despite being train-themed, with Akira trying to park the thing serving as a Funny Background Event.
- The Table Monster flips the ToQBus over with his ability to flip tables over! Kagura lampshades the whole thing.
- Oh ToQBus, Akira hardly knew ye.
- The Chair Shadow's attack to compel ToQ-Oh to sit on him to deliver a shock. How did the ToQgers counter it? By activating Cho ToQ-Oh so that it's too big for the Shadow to take!
- This is another serious episode, but there is still some humour to be found when the ToQgers are authorised to use Hyper Ressha. As it is starting to make its entrance, the screen behind the team in the cockpit clearly displays "SOMETHING'S COMING~~~". Even ToQ-Oh itself is excited!
- Before the train corner, Wagon enthusiastically announces the debut of ToQger 2 (a Brick Joke from when the group was talking about the Conductor's attempt to disband them) complete with a new title card... only for Ticket to shove the card away to announce the train corner. The ToQgers in the title card even react to Ticket pushing it away!
- Mio declares Akira as her boyfriend, which leads into a Funny Background Event as Tokacchi faints upon hearing that and the others carry him off.
- Tokacchi ends up Biting the Handkerchief when he sees Akira come out all gussied up for his and Mio's date.
- Every moment for Mio and Akira's date. Akira has no tact whatsoever, and Mio is constantly exasperated from his attitude. Akira's total bluntness in carrying out instructions doesn't help.
- The fact that Mio's Stalker with a Crush, after an Accidental Kiss, ends up crushing on Akira!
- Despite the seriousness of their final mech, ToQ Rainbow, the Yellow Ressha, Pink Ressha, Fire Ressha and Police Ressha's placements are all rather funny-looking, since they're basically just sticking out of the sides of the mech.
- The Shadow Line's reaction to it forming. There's a moment with zero background music at all. Just the Shadow Line standing there looking up at the towering behemoth. Even if they lack real facial expressions, you can just tell they're thinking '...Welp. We're boned.'
Morc: It stood up...Nero: That's it?
- But it's also partly that ToQ Rainbow's transformation is... kind of underwhelming for a final mecha transformation
- The Shadow Line's reaction to it forming. There's a moment with zero background music at all. Just the Shadow Line standing there looking up at the towering behemoth. Even if they lack real facial expressions, you can just tell they're thinking '...Welp. We're boned.'
- When the President enters the train, there's a bit of confusion over how to define him. Kagura states that he's a bunny, the Conductor corrects her stating that he's a rabbit and then the President proceeds to make a "choking" motion behind the Conductor, with the Conductor making a hilarious expression as a result.
- He then continues to do it to the Conductor several more times, each time with the same reaction.
- When the President enter the train, he couldn't go through the doorway to the dining cart area because his rabbit head is too big for him to fit through.
- Partway through his battle with Schwarz, Akira gets a phone call from the Conductor and Ticket. While the Conductor is being his usual hammy self Schwarz actually pauses the battle for a sec so Akira can take the call. Though it isn't helped that Akira was trying to get the drop on Schwarz at the time he was called.
- Akira then gets called again mid-battle, before he finally powers down in front of Schwarz. Schwarz's reaction can best be described as "WTF."
- The MOTW this time creates darkness by grading people with zeroes, causing their appearance to change to match the grade. For example, two women get zeroes for femininity, giving them ugly hair and tracksuits, and Tokacchi's manliness from his glasses gets a zero, making them explode. Erm...
- Following on from the above, Tokacchi becomes majorly depressed about this, even after transforming. To the point of declaring that he'd be better off without glasses while pulling the rails off of his helmet.
- When the MOTW has to retreat, he tosses a paper notice at the screen which then sticks to a blackboard that pops out of nowhere and covers the screen. The camera then zooms out, revealing the blackboard to be physically there, whereupon it falls over.
- Throughout the episode, Tokacchi desperately tries to repair his glasses, but he can't stop them from going wonky or falling apart. Poor guy...
- In the fight against the MOTW, he ends up hitting the ToQgers with zeroes, with Kagura's "I am strong!" mantra not even getting the chance to finish and Mio basically getting a "You Are Fat" rebuke. The kicker being that the MOTW ends up changing every single one of them to ToQ 0gou, with their number also being affected by the grade. The announcer doesn't miss a beat with this.
- The only one to be unaffected by the above bad grades is Right, who's already had plenty of zeroes before (Tokacchi lampshades that it's nothing to be proud of). So Mannenhitsu Shadow hits him with a -100 grade instead, which, again, changes his number to match. This time to ToQ -100gou. And this is what does him in, since he's never had such an awful grade. And once more the announcer doesn't miss a beat.
- When back to normal, Right lampshades how "ToQ Minus Hyakugou" is hard to say.
- After their first encounter with Knight goes poorly, Tokacchi and Akira get separated from the rest of the group. When Tokacchi comes to, he finds that he's lost his glasses. Cue Akira leaning into the screen wearing said glasses and scaring the crap out of Tokacchi.
- The only reason that Knight is so fast is because of his horse (read: stick pony that doubles as a weapon), Just a Way. So Akira responds by... hurling it into space.Knight: Just a Way is... FAR AWAY!
Akira: Farewell, Just a Way. *cue cheesy background imagery as Just a Way is shown floating in space*
- Even better is that during the mecha battle, Knight tries to use his speed again, only for Chou Chou ToQ Dai-Oh to keep up with him easily. Kagura lampshades that it doesn't really work without his horse.
- Wagon and Ticket introduce the train corner, but the Conductor is shown being indecisive over which bentou to eat (just as Tokacchi was in the beginning), much to the former two's exasperation.
- The MOTW this time is Film Shadow. And his powers are really quite something. He spawns a load of illusions of fighter jets attacking the ToQgers, with a dinosaur in the background even comically mauling Tokacchi (doubling as a Call-Back to an Imagine Spot last episode).
- When Right tries to bring out Hyper Ressha, Film Shadow stops him, saying that it's too early to use something that big. Right earnestly asks him when he should use it, and Film Shadow legitimately gives him advice, before disappearing behind a giant "COMING SOON" bumper.
- Kagura's entire stint as director. From her fake mustache, to her... questionable choices of scene direction. The whole thing really has to be seen to be believed.
- And when the actors abruptly disappear, who does Kagura bring in as a substitute? Akira. Who looks none too pleased with what's going on and the ridiculous outfit he has to wear. Oh, and Tokacchi gets drafted in too for good measure.
- Kendama Detective Hikari makes his glorious return. Kagura quickly gets the camera turned on him.
- For the first time in a while, the group trots out Renketsu Bazooka to finish off Film Shadow, after declaring Hyper Ressha unnecessary to finish him off. The Rainbow Rush... is a security guard that beats up the MOTW with martial arts moves, before uppercutting him into the sky to finish him off.
- In the mecha battle, the MOTW wraps ToQ Rainbow in a sheet which takes them to the "world of horrors", which in reality only turns out the lights in the mecha's cockpit. Hikari quickly derails the whole thing by declaring it not scary. And despite the others agreeing (Right in particular), Tokacchi and Mio can clearly be seen clinging onto Right and Akira respectively. With Mio even shoving Akira in the background, who leans to the side and sits back up completely unflinchingly.
- Much to the ToQgers' shock, the film they created ended up getting rave reviews. But then Kagura notices that they say that the film was done in CG, when it clearly wasn't, prompting everyone except Kagura to Face Fault.
- As Right and the others are decorating the train for Christmas, Right starts fantasising about food, leading to him chowing down on the wreath in his hands and hurting himself.
- This episode's MOTW is Tombstone Shadow, who makes weaker copies of monsters the ToQgers have already beaten. One of them is Station 8's Bomb Shadow. Tokacchi immediately starts getting bad memories, and even complains during his roll call section!Tokacchi: I've had enough bombs.
- Crossing over with Awesome, the group brings out all four mecha... who then proceed to do the team pose before kicking Shadow Line ass.
- Tokacchi and Mio's reactions when she suggests that he likes her, complete with a mutual display of High-Pressure Emotion.
- The Rainbow Line Maintenance Crew band (played by the actual band that sings the ToQger theme song) prepares to introduce the train corner... and then the lead singer walks off because he doesn't sing the ending theme, prompting a mass Face Fault. note
- Akira at the beginning of the episode, showing up in a gold lame robe only for him to strip it off and start dancing around in an Elvis-esque outfit.
- At the very start of the episode, as the Conductor is lamenting over the sad revelation of the the ToQgers' hometown being under the Castle Terminal, his face abruptly turns floppy and jowly, and he starts to clean the train with Ticket, until the latter points out the above, shocking him back to normal instantly.
- He later gets it again when arguing with Ticket about his plan not working.
- Wagon makes her entry into one scene by jumping in butt-first and knocking Tokacchi out of frame.
- Wagon ends up calling back to the first episode with a dramatic zoom and cry of "IMAGINAAAATIOOON!". When the Conductor complains of Wagon stealing his line, she just mimes shooting a blowdart at him.
- Akira popping out of nowhere while the Maintenance Crew are playing the show's theme song and going to town on his harmonica.
- Poor Akira catching one in the nuts during the initial fight with Dollhouse Shadow.
Terminal Station: The Shining Ones
- After the intensity of the final battle, what does Right do? Complain about being hungry. Yeah, he's fine.
- Right asking the President to take off his rabbit head. He sharply insists that he can't and hastily changes the subject.
Hyper Battle DVD
- Ticket gets stuck onto Akira, Right's final solution? Blast him with the Renketsu Bazooka!
- Not to mention beforehand, Ticket couldn't breathe because Right puts on too much soap to try and pull him off.
- Kaniros showing up to his duel with Ticket... on Schwarz's hand.
- Fridge Logic makes this scene even funnier once it sets in that the only probable reason that Schwarz is participating in this madness at all is because Kaniros must be his superior officer.
- Ticket proclaims that, since he's on Akira's hand, he's ToQ 6. Right's response? Just continue eating his bentou.
Ressha Sentai ToQger: The Movie - Galaxy Line SOS
- The trailer for the movie reveals that the ToQgers can slot the five (Lion, Eagle, Wildcat, Crocodile and Panda) Safari Ressha into their ToQChangers for movie-exclusive transformations.
- ToQ1 gains a pair of sturdy-looking glove with claws, looking like the paws of MagiLegend.
- ToQ2 gains wings attachments similar to Choujin Sentai Jetman.
- ToQ3 gains small claws on her gloves, similar to Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger.
- ToQ4 gains attachments on his arms that looks like Deinosgrounder from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger.
- ToQ5 gains... a full body PANDA SUIT.
They Went and Came Back: Ressha Sentai ToQger - The Super ToQ #7 of Dreams
- It is revealed that the kids can still transform into the ToQgers.....while retaining the same child-size appearance!
- Right mentions that they are still not used to fighting as children. The next time we see them in the crossover movie with Ninninger, they show up in their adult forms instead.
- In their first fight, Right is being his usual badass self, but the other ToQgers use more... unorthodox methods. Tokacchi hides before tripping the Kuros and slapping their heads, Mio engages in an inpromptu game of Janken before slapping a Kuro in the head, Hikari lands into a piggyback ride and Kagura pulls a Wounded Gazelle Gambit before jumping up and blowing the Kuros away.
- Child!Right labelling Hei as "fart" all throughout the movie. This later spreads to Adult!Right.
- Child!Right actually kicks ToQ #7 in the shin after thinking that he had something to do with Akira's disappearance. None of the young ToQgers are aware that it's actually the Conductor in that suit.
- After forming Chou Chou ToQ Dai-Oh, nobody can agree whether the older or younger ToQgers should be piloting it. Akira is happy that he doesn't have to deal with that sort of mess... only for Wagon to sit down in his control console with him.
- It takes a grand total of one minute and nineteen seconds for all 12 ToQgers to transform for the finale.
- Speaking of the final battle, it has its moments:
- Akira calls out the name of the Yudo Breaker, classic-Sentai style... and then proceeds to toss it off to the side.
- ToQ #7 knocks one of the Kuros on the head telling him to "get his act together". The Kuro then apologizes and leaves.
- Tank Top Shadow being awfully defensive of his namesake when the child Right calls him a running shirt.
- Baron Nero initiating Sentai-esque rollcall of his own for the resurrected Shadow Line... And being the only one of the four to do a pose. Both Madame Noire and Marchioness Morc refuse to join in, Madame Noire actually TURNING AWAY IN SHEER EMBARRASSMENT. General Schwarz actually does join in, albeit with no pose and a very deadpan conviction.
- Adult!Right screwing around with Child!Right as the latter tries to get his Ressha back. Doubles as Heartwarming, too.
- It may be the finale, but it simply wouldn't be complete without one final variation on the series' Couch Gag at the beginning of the final battle. More specifically it shows ToQ #7 tripping as the group runs away from the explosion in the show's intro. And by that we mean he trips into a full-on forwards roll.
Ressha Sentai ToQger Vs Kyoryuger The Movie
- Kyoryugers' reaction when they realized the ToQgers are actually children. Especially Ian's, when seeing Mio and Kagura.
- Ian: You two are still pretty alright.....but not my type.
- The ToQgers literally get blown back by the explosions caused by the Kyoryugers post morph roll-call.
- The Rainbow Line President tries to give ghost Torin a high-five after the ToQgers and Kyoryugers win, but since Torin is... well, a ghost, his hand goes right through him with comical sound effects.
- Baron Nero once again tries to initiate a Shadow Line Roll Call, only this time he's completely ignored by everyone around him.
- When the ToQgers turn back to adult age, so does Utchy... except he's still in Akira's harness with a pacifier in his mouth.
Meta and Out-Of-Canon
- The reveal that the combination of ToQ-Oh, Diesel-Oh, and Build-Dai-Oh will be named "Chou Chou ToQ Dai-Oh." Granted it's a way of saying that it's even more super with ToQ#6's support, but with the train theme this year, it just comes off as humorous.
- During a team-up stage show with the Kyoryugers, Ian calls Hikari "green boy" like he used to call Souji. Souji simply tells Hikari "he'll get used to it".
- Whenever the ToQgers have a crossover with another Sentai team and it is revealed that they're literally a bunch of kids.