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  • In the beginning, as Herb Copperbottom is running throughout celebrating that he's going to be a father, he passes by a robot fire hydrant.
    Hydrant: Good for you, Herb! (Notices a robot dog sniffing at him) Don't even think about it.
    • Herb arrives home too late for the delivery. Which turns out to be an actual delivery of baby Rodney's parts in a box. Lydia then points out suggestively that 'making the baby is the fun part'. Skip to them actually assembling their son.
  • When Rodney's parents find him at the train station.
    Lydia: There you are! I told you I'd find him! It's a mother's instinct!
    Herb: "Instinct"? He left us a note: "I'm leaving. I'll be at the train station"!
  • The whole 'cross-town express' sequence. Rodney and Fender's pod is bounced around the city like a pinball in a Rube Goldberg Device.
    • It starts with Fender acting like they're about to go off the track. Which they don't, obviously. They just land in a giant catapult. Immediately before they're launched, Fender quickly tells Rodney to put his head between his legs.
    • After the bit with the wheel:
      Fender: You know, it used to be a lot worse. They had this giant hammer—
      Rodney: Yah!
      Fender: (sees hammer) Oh. They brought it back.
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    • Then after the ride ends...
      Fender: Just stick with me, kid. I know this town like the back of my hand. (looks at his hand) Hey, that's new.
      (The giant hammer suddenly swings in and whacks him, sending Fender flying far into the distance)
  • Rodney waking up to Fender attempting to steal his foot. "If I seem to be getting smaller... it's because...I'M LEAVING!" (Does just that.)
  • "We've told you hundreds of times, 'Don't talk to strange men.' Thank you, Manuel."
    • "I talk to you. Who's stranger than that?"
  • Diesel imitating Piper when she yells at Jack Hammer.
  • Diesel puts in a defective voicebox after Rodney offers to fix Fender's neck. Cue the Darth Vader line:
    "The Force is strong with this one."
    • Made even funnier by the fact that Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy, is the voice of Rodney.
  • Fender moons a Sweeper, when his back hatch falls off, spilling spare parts. The Sweeper takes offense (or detects the sudden loose parts clattering around) and starts backing toward him, while he frantically tries to collect everything.
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  • Ratchet and his father:
    Ratchet: Oh, bye, pop.
    Ratchet's dad: So long, son! Good luck with your dastardly plan!
  • Fender accidentally showing everyone's rooms;
    • First he barges into Piper putting makeup on.
      Fender: Ya missed a spot!
      Piper: (shrieks) Fender! Get outta my room!
      Fender: I'm not in your room! (pokes his foot in the doorway) I am now! Now I'm not. I am! Not! Am! Not! (repeatedly pokes his foot in and out of the doorway)
      Piper: GET OUTTA MY ROOM!
    • Next is a bit of Toilet Humor from Crank
    Crank: Oh, man, this is my third oil change today! Something's wrong with me!
    Fender: (chuckles sheepishly) Sorry!
    • Then when Fender finally shows Rodney his room.
    Fender: Home sweet home. What's mine is yours! (his arms fall off) Oh, dear.
    Rodney: I'll get them.
    Fender: Oh, look at that. Now they're arm-wrestling... (Cue Fender's arms literally wrestling each other, making ridiculous gibberish noises as they do) Could you please separate them? Hurry! My backside itches!
  • "You know, my last roommate jumped out that window."
  • When Rodney and Fender do arm pit farts. We cue to the outside of the house as each window lights up as Crank and Piper join in.
    Crank: Hey, guys? What're you, three years old? This is how a man does it (does his arm pit fart; Piper's window lights up)
    Piper: You guys are so gross...Besides this is how you do it! (*arm fart*; Aunt Fan's window lights up)
    Aunt Fan: Hey, kids! Get a load of this!
    (Near Earth-Shattering Kaboom roars out from the top floor, shaking everything nearby)
    Piper: Aunt Fanny! We were using our arms!
    Aunt Fan: Oh! Excuse me!
    Piper: Eww!
    (Nearby street-lamp bot abruptly keels over)
    Street-Lamp bot: Lady! (coughs) Please! (gasps) See a doctor! (passes out)
    • It went straight over the line the next morning, when the lampbot that Fanny's Fartillery brought down disappears, replaced by a tape outline.
  • When Rodney sarcastically remarks an angry mob will soon show up after Bigweld goes missing, one actually does run past. This causes Fender to want Rodney to make another "prediction".
    Fender: Wow! That was great, psychic friend! Now say, "Money should be falling from the sky!"...Say it! (sobbing) Say it!
  • When Gasket sees Ratchet to discuss the repairing of outmodes
    Madame Gasket: Someone's fixing them!
    Ratchet: What?
    Madame Gasket: Someone is repairing outmodes! And they are laughing at you!
    Ratchet: Who? And are you sure they're not laughing with me?
    Madame Gasket: Yes.
    Ratchet: Oh! So what if some crazy fanatic repairs a few outmodes? Who cares?
    Madame Gasket: Think. Use those brains I stole for you. Today, it's one. What about tomorrow, when everybody gets the idea this is okay? "We can fix ourselves! We don't need upgrades! We want Bigweld!" Then what happens to YOU?!
    Ratchet: Okay, alright, take it easy! We've gotta find out who this guy is and stop him.
    Madame Gasket: Not stop him. Crush him! Destroy him! And by the way, I brought you a little something for your desk.
    (Gasket gives Ratchet a photo of her making a cute face in a heart-shaped frame titled "World's Best Mom"; Ratchet raises an eyebrow in disgust)
  • Everything with Bigweld's Ball, especially Rodney and Fender’s attempt to sneak inside.
    Tim: Can I help you?
    Fender: (in a thick foreign accent) I think maybe you can. This is Count Roderick Von Broken-zipper! Formaly Count Velcro.
    Tim: Uh...
    Fender: Where are the trumpets?!
    Tim: W-w-what?
    Fender: We were promised trumpets to announce the Count's arrival! (to Rodney) I'm so sorry, Your Grace. Beat me until you're happy. (Rodney slaps him in the face) Thank you. He's happy, and I'm not feeling too bad myself!
    Tim: Uh, you’re not on the list.
    Fender: We're what?! (to Rodney) Once again? (Rodney slaps him again) Thank you. (to Tim) FINE! WE WILL GO! You are to explain to your superiors why were not able to attend your little luau, your barn dance, whatever it is! BUT WE ARE LEAVING, IN A HUFF! (Rodney and Fender start to march away)
    Tim: No, no, no! Please, go right in! In fact, would the Count like to hit me?
    Fender: The Count hit you? The arrogance of some people! I will hit you on his behalf. (hits Tim, knocking him off the booth)
    Tim: Thank you, Your Grace. (his jacket flops down revealing his underwear, causing a nearby lady-bot to faint)
  • Fender hitting it off with Loretta Geargrinder.
    Loretta: Anyone dressed as badly as you, must be an eccentric billionaire.
  • There is apparently a name for the bird Rodney uses as a signal during the Bigweld Ball:
    Fender: That is the cry of the deep doo-doo bird! I must fly!
  • This bit, after Rodney finishes his phone call home. The scene manages to make a heartwarming scene a bit funny.
    Phone: Your father loves you very much.
    Rodney: I know.
    Phone: With our Friends and Family plan, you can talk to him 500 minutes a month. Free nights and weekends.
  • Fender trying to tell the others (though Rodney already knows) who is behind everything.
    Fender: Hey, guys! The sweepers! They're rounding up all the outmodes! Not them, us! And you'll never guess who's behind it all!
    Rodney Copperbottom: Ratchet.
    Fender: Go on, guess. Come on, I ran all this way in cha-cha heels! Go ahead, take a stab!
    Rodney Copperbottom: Ratchet!
    Fender: Ratchet!
  • Ratchet begging Bigweld not to fire him. Then, in a fit of desperation, Ratchet brains Bigweld on the head with the intercom, knocking him out.
    Bigweld: RATCHET!!
    Ratchet: (screams like a girl and scrambles into the Big Chair)
    Bigweld: I'll come right to the point!
    Ratchet: W-W-What happened? Run out of dominoes? I'll send ya some more!
    Bigweld: YOU'RE FIRED!
    Ratchet: FIRED?! On what grounds?! This company's never been more profitable!
    Bigweld: (shoving Ratchet out of the Big Chair) Profits, schmofits! Now, Get Out!
    Ratchet: No, wait! Please listen to me! You can't do this to me. This job is my LIFE! It means everything to me! You don't KNOW WHAT I'VE DONE TO GET HERE!! THE LIES I'VE TOLD, THE LIVES I'VE RUINED!!!!! ...This isn't helping me.
    Bigweld: (into intercom mic) Get me security!
    Ratchet: No, wait! Please! Can't I just make one more heartfelt plea?
    Bigweld: Okay, what did you wanna say?
    Ratchet: (knocks Bigweld out with intercom mic) THAT! (pause) Oh, my gosh, I'm as crazy as my mother! (Bigweld groans; Ratchet hits him again while grunting angrily.)
    • Then as Ratchet has had the guards holding Bigweld hostage.
    Ratchet: Take Fat-face to the Chop Shop. Oh, and put my name on his parking space.
  • Fender, Lug and Crank chanting "Road Trip!" inside Bigweld's limo.
  • Rodney trying desperately to fix a stunned Bigweld on the run while trying to dodge Ratchet at the same time. When he opens up Bigweld's head, his brain was a little miniature V-8 car engine.
    • "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands."
    • Rodney asking Bigweld if he's ok.
    Rodney Copperbottom: Mr. Bigweld, are you okay?
    Rodney Copperbottom: I'll take that as a "no"!
  • Every damned time Ratchet Screams Like a Little Girl. Special mention goes to when Bigweld rolls into his office and yells his name. He screeches, drops the intercom mic and scrambles into Bigweld's chair. Never fails to get a laugh.
  • Fender beating up Gasket's mooks to the tune of Britney Spears. Hit me baby, one more time!


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