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  • Gump is a stuffed head mantelpiece of a moose-like creature brought back to life through magic.
    Gump: The last thing I remember is walking through the forest and hearing a loud noise.
  • In reference to the key-wound Tik-Tok:
    Jack Pumpkinhead: If his brain's ran down, how can he talk?
    Dorothy: How can you talk if you haven't got a brain?
    Scarecrow: I don't know! But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking. Don't they?
    • From that same scene, "Right! Tie my feet together..."
  • When the group is flying on the Gump to the Nome King's mountain, Jack sees the Wheelers following them and asks the Gump if he could speed it up. The Gump replies, "Not unless one of you wants to jump off!"
    Jack: ...Tik-Tok, you're the heaviest.
    Tik-Tok: Hmph!
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  • When Mombi talks about waiting for Dorothy to grow a bit older before taking her head for her collection, Dorothy's response (made brilliant by Fairuza Balk's delivery).
    Dorothy: I believe you will not!
  • When Dorothy and Billina notice the headless statues in the Emerald City.
    Dorothy: They look like they've lost their heads.
    Billina: Now that's just plain carelessness.
  • The Reveal of the Nome King wearing the Ruby Slippers is both funny and scary.
  • The Nome King's answer for Mombi's question as to why he doesn't just turn the leads into ornaments and be done with it:
  • The Nome King repeatedly demanding that Mombi bow "Lower!" until she's literally lying face down on the floor.
  • The sheer Mood Whiplash when the Nome King, at the very height of his Nightmare Fuel laden Villainous Breakdown realises he swallowed a chicken egg.
    Nome King: *whimpering* Eggs?...
    Nomes: *slink away in terror* Poison! Poison!
    Billina: *offended* Poison, indeed.
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  • After the Gump falls apart and everyone lands on snow, Tik-Tok is face-down in a little alcove, and repeatedly says "PICK ME UP" over an over like a broken record.
  • The look Tik-Tok gives Jack when Dorothy introduces him just screams "What the heck?!"


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