- Having to share a mind with Spock could only happen to Bones.
- The whole "Stealing the Enterprise" sequence, starting with breaking McCoy out of jail:Kirk: How many fingers am I holding up? [gives Vulcan salute]
McCoy: That's not very damn funny.
- The guard who mentions that McCoy is about to be "shipped off to Federation Funny Farm".
- Kirk noting that he's heard McCoy is "fruitier than a nutcake".
- Then, when McCoy learns he's "suffering from a Vulcan mind-meld":McCoy: That green-blooded son of a bitch! It's his revenge for all those arguments he lost.
- Considering we now know George Takei is homosexual, this is Hilarious in Hindsight.Sulu: Don't call me Tiny.
- Uhura's whole scene with "Mr. Adventure", from her epic stink-eye when he comments that her career is "winding down" to pulling her phaser on him and ordering him to get in the closet, while declaring, "This is fantasy!"Uhura: Well, you know what they say, Lieutenant. Be Careful What You Wish For. You may get it.
- Scotty explains that he's rigged the Enterprise for a less-than-skeleton crew:Scott: A chimpanzee and two trainees could run her.
Kirk: Thank you, Mr. Scott. I'll try not to take that personally.
- The janitor in the Spacedock lounge, just staring as the Enterprise powers up and leaves its berth.
- "DANGER: SPACE DOORS ARE CLOSED."Kirk: And... now, Mr. Scott.
Kirk: The doors, Mr. Scott!
Scott: Aye, sir, I'm workin' on it!
- Just as Sulu reports clearing the doors, Scotty can be seen clearly relieved and thinking "Oh, thank God that's over..."
- All of it building up to the Epic Fail of the shiny new Excelsior and its revolutionary drive, complete with sputtering engine noises.GOOD MORNING CAPTAIN
- And the "WTF?" look on Captain Styles' face.
- The sputtering sound of the engine stalling really just makes the whole sequence. It's entirely Rule of Funny, but the laughs justify it 100%.Scott: The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain.
- Followed up by Scotty giving Doctor McCoy a handful of vital components which he previously removed from Excelsior's transwarp computer.Bones: Nice of you to tell me in advance.
Kirk: That's what you get for missing staff meetings, Doctor. Gentlemen, your work today has been outstanding and I intend to recommend you all for promotion... in whatever fleet we end up serving.
- Even earlier than that, Bones' multiple failed attempts to pull a Vulcan Nerve Pinch on a Starfleet officer. Knowing that it's both him and Spock sharing the same mind during the scene makes it all the more hilarious with McCoy's over-the-top Oh, Crap! face.
- If you presume it was Spock inside McCoy trying to do the pinch, one imagines Spock thinking "Damn it, this usually works..."
- Later:Maltz: I do not deserve to live.
Kirk: Fine, I'll kill you later.
Maltz: You said you would kill me.
Kirk: I Lied.
- And before that, the "WTF?" look on Maltz' face when he sees that he beamed up the wrong guy.
- Scotty and the talking turbolift with the oddly non-Majel voice on the Excelsior:Turbolift: Level, please.
Scott: Transporter room.
Turbolift: Thank you.
Scott: Up your shaft.
- That voice? Nimoy.
- The Epic Fail that is the Excelsior.
- How about this exchange between Kirk and Kruge on the rapidly-disintegrating Genesis Planet:Kirk: You fool! Look around you! The planet's destroying itself!
Kruge: Yes, exhilarating, isn't it?
Kirk: You should take the Vulcan too.
- An equally funny exchange before Kruge beams Kirk's crew aboard his ship as prisoners, except for Spock:
Kirk: But why?
Kruge: Because you wish it!
- Scotty finally lets Kirk know his secret to being a miracle worker.Kirk: Mister Scott, do you always multiply your repair estimates by a factor of four?
Scotty: Of course, sir! How else can I keep my reputation as a miracle worker?
- Kruge gets in one. After killing his previous gunner for destroying the Grissom (when he wanted prisoners), Kruge eyes his new gunner and says, slowly, with a Death Glare, "Gunner! Target engine only," then adds a dark "Understood?" as if to say, "Don't fuck this up, or ELSE." The gunner can only answer, "Understood clearly, my lord." If a Klingon ever shit his pants, this was the time.
- And speaking of the dead gunner, the guy sitting next to him watches him vaporize with a totally nonchalant expression, like he's thinking "Um...okay, sucks to be you, I guess." Makes you wonder if it's not the first time he's seen someone pay the price for pissing Kruge off.
- The crew of big, tough Klingons who are clearly terrified of Kruge's pet.
- Kruge's witheringly sarcastic mini rant after he and Maltz watch the Genesis tape."Oh yes. New cities, homes in the country. Your woman at your side, children playing at your feet, and overhead, fluttering in the breeze, the flag of the Federation. Charming."
- As the Enterprise enters spacedock, the people in the cafeteria watch it through the window, stunned at the enormous damage it sustained from its battles with Khan. One of them is Janice Rand, who just shakes her head as if to say "Kirk, what have you been doing now?"
- During the Enterprise's trip to Genesis, Bones works the science station on the bridge; at one point, Kirk asks for a report, which Bones gives—in Spock's voice. Kirk, Scotty, and Sulu (sorta in the background) turn to look at the good doctor with epic "WTF?" looks on their faces, and even Bones is surprised:"...did I get it right?"
- Again, if you presume Spock has an active presence in McCoy's brain, it's funny to imagine both of them deciding together to Troll their shipmates.
- Our heroes trying to figure out how the Bird-of-Prey works.Scotty: Where's the damn antimatter inducer?
Chekov: (points at different buttons) This? No, this.
Kirk: (throws hands up in exasperation)
Scotty: (points at a button) That, or nothing. (pushes it)
Kirk: ("Well?" expression)
Sulu: If I read this right, sir, we have full power.
Kirk: Go, Sulu.
- Captain Esteban's pure "WTF?" reaction when Saavik tells him that Genesis has resurrected Spock's body. The look on his face is somewhere between "That's not remotely how science works!" and "Oh god, she's lost it, just smile and nod..."Esteban: Um...Saavik, that's, um...that's extraordinary. What would you like to do next?
- While on Genesis, Kruge decides to fight one of the microbes from Spock's torpedo casing, which by now has hyper-evolved into a huge disgusting worm monster the size of his leg. After murdering it with his bare hands purely for shits and giggles, he nonchalantly calls his ship:Kruge: Bridge, nothing interesting happening down here.
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