- When O'Neill and Rush show up on Eli's doorstep with a non-disclosure agreement asking for his help, he skeptically asks what will happen if he doesn't sign it. O'Neill answers in his usual deadpan that they'll beam him up to their space ship. Thinking he's joking, Eli shuts the door on them. He soon finds out it wasn't a joke.
- Eli's running commentary of the Apocalyptic Log in "Time", but particularly.[In the video, Rush runs off during a fire fight with alien creatures]
Video!Eli: Where are you going! You're crazy! He's crazy!
[Cut back to the crew watching the video]
Eli: [turns to Rush] You are!
- Rush cheerfully referring to the Bolivian Army Ending from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" before he runs through the unstable gate. Becomes funnier when you realise that the reason he was probably thinking of this film was due to Eli annoying him about his hypothetical list of "Top 5 Desert Island Movies" earlier in the episode.
- Also in the episode "Earth", in the first glitch with the communication stones. Colonel Young is having sex with his wife, when suddenly he and Telford switch consciousness for a few seconds, right at *ahem* a very important part in the action. When they switch back again, it goes something like this:Scott: Telford? Sir?
Scott: Sir? Sir?
- In "Divided", the communication stones are used to bring a doctor from Earth. She becomes increasingly mortified by the weird conditions on the ship (alien venom as an anesthetic, a makeshift fiber optic camera made from a hovering camera ball, and the fact that the ship is being attacked). TJ simply responds, "Welcome to Destiny." Hmm, that has a certain ring to it.
- Chloe tries to justify having picked up archeology to Colonel Young, with Eli's help.Eli: Say something archaeological.
Eli: That's good.
Chloe: Thank you.
- Counts as an in-universe CMOF, as their rather long and awkward string of justifications ends with Young chuckling to himself once they leave the room.
- Later on, Eli claims that he called Greer out for being afraid as a joke. Because he thought that they were on that level in their relationship.Greer: I'm going to stay up here and cover your backs.
Eli: What are you, scared? *Greer gives him a stare* That was a joke. I'm sorry, I must have mistakenly thought we were on that level now. You know, friends who can kid each other like that? *Greer removes shades and switches to a full blown death stare* Please don't kill me?
- Same episode, when the away team have to call in a rescue team due to the aftermath of a spider attack, and having to explain it to Young.Scott: It was a sizable spider, sir.
- O'Neill is good for these.Telford: What makes us so special?
O'Neill: I know what makes me special.
- Greer vs. Alien Fruit. Both times ("Justice" and "Faith"). The first time, he pretends the "alien sweet potato" tastes delicious (which was a little too generous). The second time, he eats a completely random fruit to the horror of the rest of the off-world team.TJ: We don't even know if it's poisonous!
Greer: (deadpan) We will.
- Greer vs. Alien Wildlife. "Is it something we can barbecue?"
- Then again, in "The Hunt": Greer and Varro are carrying a wounded corporal back to the gate. They suddenly see a "space deer". Next scene: "Becker's Barbecue" on Destiny.
- Eli and Young's exchange about the returning crew members' explanation in "Visitation."Eli: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -Arthur C. Clarke
Young: "Turn the mic back on." -Winston Churchill
- Apparently, Young starts to get how to make Eli understand what he wants (from "Resurgence"):Young: (about how Eli should send a signal to an alien ship) "Ancient, English, Bat-Signal, and whatever else you've got."
- Apparently, Young starts to get how to make Eli understand what he wants (from "Resurgence"):
- Volker on seeing the alien ship in "The Greater Good"Volker: (deadpan) "New friends. Yay."
Rush: Well at least we have a full tank of gas.*Sarcastically in unison*Volker / Brody: Yaaaay.
- In a later episode, when Rush dryly comments on their status, Brody joins in:
- The Kino mini-episodes can be full of funny:
Scott: [About running two miles] I can do it under 23 minutes.Eli: Really? Funny, because there's a protein bar here that says you can't.[Scott runs off, everyone goes back to watching South Park]
- "We... turned him purple."
- Eli taking a Kino on a tour of the ship and getting lost.Eli: And this room is... *looks around in confusion* I don't think I've been in here before... *wanders off camera*
- Scott catching people watching South Park when they should be exercising, and how they get him to go away:
- When Brody attempts to turn off Also sprach Zarathustra in "Hope", the Numa Numa song comes on.
Park: Still a lot of potential post-operative drawbacks. Infection, high blood pressure, erec..tile..dys..function...(trails off)(beat)[Brody, TJ and Park try and fail to stifle their laughter.]Volker: Why is that funny?[Brody, TJ and Park try laugh harder.]
- Also in "Hope", this little exchange in the medlab:
- This:Rush: You've come a long way from the videogame slacker I met one year ago.
Eli: Thanks... You've been pretty consistent.
- Pretty much the entirety of "Common Descent" and "Epilogue," at least the parts that weren't Crowning Heartwarming Moments.Volker: What's Rush's country called? Rushia?Eli: ...Futura.Volker: ...what the hell kind of name is Futura?Brody: What's wrong with Futura?Eli: Well, they say that you (indicates Brody) came up with it.
Yaozu: "It is easier to know where you are going if you know where you have been." Eli Wallace.Everyone Else: (awkward silence)
- When everyone realizes where Yaozu's little words of wisdom come from.
Volker: Maybe Futura helped.Park: Isn't that a font?Brody: Will you shut up about the name?
- More Futura humor.
Eli: Me and...Private Barnes?Chloe: You know...if you want to pursue that?
- The Pair the Spares moment.
Brody: All these kids...running around, dancing. Always dancing. Tearing up my lawn! When I was a kid, people had respect-- (recording shuts off)
- One of the last Kino recordings is of Brody...complaining.
- A bit of Black Comedy in "Malice", when Rush makes it clear he doesn't want Simeon to come back alive.Rush: Shoot him!Greer: Alright.*Shoots him in the leg*Rush: Shoot him again!
- Doubles as Getting Crap Past the Radar: Eli is discussing food with Camille and Chloe and they mention "purple fruits" with enthusiasm. Eli's confused because the fruits tasted bad. Chloe and Camille trade sly grins that indicate they weren't talking about eating them.
- Rodney McKay is invited aboard to peer review Eli's extremely complicated science-y plan. After leaving them alone for a little while, the crew comes in to check on their progress, finding them heatedly arguing over equations they'd written on the wall. After some prompting, they learn that Eli and Rodney had long ago finished checking it over and determining that, yes, the plan will work, and ever since they had been arguing over finer points of mathematical theory and wormhole physics. The best part is that the two of them have clearly been having the time of their lives doing this.
- In Incursion Part 2 Young sends Greer along with the medical supplies they're providing in a prisoner exchange. Young claims that Greer is also a medic, which is hilarious to anyone who's been watching the show. In reality he's part of an ambush.
Funny / Stargate Universe