What The Hair?!
- Eugene dares Cassandra to name one time he couldn't keep a secret. Cue a long string of Gilligan Cuts.
- The best part is that Rapunzel has her long golden hair during the cuts, which means that these all happened in the past week!
- Big Nose and his cheesy love poetry.
- There seems to be hours of it, too, given that the other thugs dread having to listen to it and give death glares to Eugene when he asks Big Nose if he's written anything new. After Big Nose finally finishes reading (by which point everyone is clearly bored out of their skulls), Eugene leaves and Shorty, who up to this point had been sleeping on the bar, wakes up and asks Big Nose if he's written any new poems lately, to everyone else's chagrin.
- Maximus trying to get an apple and ending up caught in a pile of goo.
- The reveal that the mighty and terrifying wizard Varian is actually a shrimpy teenage alchemist. Who is a big fan of the Flynn Rider books and seems to think Eugene is the real thing.
- In the middle of making a dramatic proclamation to solve Rapunzel's problem, Varian manages to accidentally knock himself out with a piece of his own equipment. What really sells it is how he starts out talking normally after and then suddenly collapses mid sentence.
- Eugene finally finds a "Wanted!" Poster of himself that got the nose right. Varian destroys it with his strange sword by accident.
Eugene: Oh, come on!
- Cassandra's long chain of logic as to why Rapunzel can't tell Eugene the truth.
Cassandra: Rapunzel, I want to trust you, and I trust that you trust Eugene, but I don't trust Eugene, and if I can't trust Eugene, I can't trust you, and you're just going to have to trust me. (beat) Trust me, that logic tracks.
- Poor Rapunzel is so sheltered, she apparently doesn't know what booing is, and seems to think it's some kind of exotic cheer.
- Eugene using the fact that he and Cassandra are agreeing on something as an arguing point when trying to convince Rapunzel to let it go.
- Rapunzel tries not to think about getting booed, and immediately starts hearing the syllable "boo" in everyone's conversations.
- It's amusing how the otherwise sweet-natured Uncle Monty immediately turns into a Grumpy Old Man when he interacts with Rapunzel.
- "Operation: Make Stuff", with Rapunzel's desperate attempt to win Uncle Monty over with hand-made gifts, including a scarf (he doesn't like the color), a chocolate sculpture of his head ("In my day, a good chocolate sculpture was solid!"), and re-painting the sign over his shop (he doesn't appreciate her touching up the hand-painted sign without his say-so).
- Eugene calling Cassandra irresponsible because she was careless enough to trust him with taking care of the gopher.
- The montage of Eugene trying (and failing at) various jobs.
- First he tries to become a baker, but falls victim to Oven Logic.
- Then he becomes a carriage driver. Not only does he go way too fast for his first customer's tastes, he drops her off at the wrong house.
- Then he tries becoming a cobbler, and does a pretty good job... until the cobbler recognizes him as the guy who stole a shipment of boots a few years back.
- Shorty accidentally gets roped into the trials for the royal guard because he thought he was getting in line for the men's bathroom.
- Queen Arianna's royal portrait is hidden away in a storeroom behind some tarps, because it's her posing with an awkward assortment of implements for her various hobbies. It seems being a polymath runs in the family!
- Mr. di Giovanni's outrageously snooty attitude, leading up to his dreadful attempt at painting Rapunzel's portrait, which helps Eugene realize he was an impostor.
Challenge of the Brave
Cassandra V. Eugene
The Return of Strongbow
- This Looney Tunes-esque bit from the heist in the flashback:
Lance and Flynn are hiding from the guards behind a rock.
Lance: Check to see if the coast is clear!
[Eugene slowly looks up, and the camera pans to show a furious looking guard standing 'right there' leering directly at them, and growling no less. He slowly sits back down.]
- The entire scene where Eugene and Lance flee down a darkened hallway in the Baron's mansion.
- When Eugene introduces Lance to Rapunzel and Cassandra, Lance eases his way along the fire mantle, sneaking all the valuables on it, while Eugene is trying to sneak all the pieces back on to the mantle?
- Rapunzel carrying a plater of snacks for the boys, but they're not in their rooms. As she walks down the hall, Cass arrives.
Cassandra: Hmm, what do we have here? A plate of cheese and crackers.
Rapunzel: Uh... it's because I'm terribly hungry and thirsty, thank you very much. (takes a bite out of a cluster of grapes) Mmm! (Cass glares at her) Okay, fine! Yes, they're not home! But what's to say they're not out having fun?
Cassandra: Oh, I never said anything about them not out having fun. I'm just suggesting they're most likely stealing stuff while doing it.
Rapunzel: Okay, that's it! I've had just about enough, Cassandra! Y'know what? Let's go find Eugene so I can prove to you that you were wrong! (she takes a sip from the glass of milk, leaving her with a milk mustache)
Cassandra: Okay. But when I'm proven right, you're gonna have egg on your face.
Rapunzel: Oh-ho-ho! I promise you this, I will not have anything on my face tonight! (she storms off)
Royal Guard Pete: Uh, Princess, you have a milk mustache.
Rapunzel: I KNOW WHAT I HAVE, PETE! THANK YOU!
- Eugene and Lance's attempt to steal back the Queen's ring from Rapunzel:
- The reveal that Lance Strongbow's real name is Arnwaldo is funny enough, but near the end of the episode it turns out his last name is Schnitz.
In Like Flynn
- When Rapunzel's painting his portrait at the beginning of the episode, Pascal is posing lying on his side and with a rose in his mouth... like a human pin-up model.
- Upon seeing the vandalized statue of her father, Rapunzel comments that you'd have to be a total moron to think it was funny. Cue Eugene seeing the statue and cackling at it. During which Rapunzel, Cassandra and the Captain of the Guards stare at him awkwardly with a "Dude, REALLY?" look on their faces, until Eugene embarassedly stops laughing.
- King Frederic's entire Not So Above It All demeanor throughout the episode.
- Rapunzel's efforts at "pranking" people throughout the episode. And her enthusiastically exclaiming that from now on "pranking" will be known as "Rapunzling".
- The Royal Seal of Equis turns out to be King Trevor's pet seal. And it doesn't seem to be too bright either. After the day he's already had, Eugene's response is to just give up.
Eugene: O.k., O.k., so now I'm confused; you said "I" and "we" in the same sentence, which I'm finding means the same thing—not to mention the fact that I couldn't get the proper definition of "seal" from you!!!
- Flynn's... disturbed reaction to Rapunzel's "Vegetable Slicer". Plus the fact that Rapunzel's creations all were already invented... besides the giant hairdryer.
- Varian is putting on a cocky front as he walks into what he thinks is a broom closet...only to learn too late that it's a staircase, which he ends up tumbling downward, with the camera focusing on Rapunzel wincing as we hear the crashing sounds.
- EVERYONE agrees Andrew is handsome. Including Flynn.
- Cassandra runs through a list of things to prove Rapunzel can't keep a secret.
- The 5 foot long list of things that Rapunzel wants to do on her and Eugene's double date with Cassandra and Andrew, and the cute little drawing of all four skipping and holding hands surrounded by hearts. D'awww.
- Pascal playing a teensy little Spanish guitar to help serenade the lovers.
- When Rapunzel mentions Cass's fighting strengths, Cassandra proceeds to kick her so hard that the table lifts up.
One Angry Princess
- Everything about Rapunzel calling on Ms. Crowley as a witness in Attila's trial.
- After she first tells Rapunzel about what she saw, she eerily slides over to behind a bush and vanishes in a flash of light. A lot of moments in this episode are a bit scary, but also over the top and funny in their ridiculousness. Also, Rapunzel's nonplussed reaction.
Rapunzel: ...Ooookay then.
- Nobody knows who Miss Hortense Q. Crowley is until Rapunzel calls her "Old Lady Crowley"
Eugene: Uh, Blondie? This is a court of law, you can't just make people up.
- It turns out to be utterly pointless because Crowley thought Big Nose was Attila.
- When someone cries out "Thief!", Flynn, Lance, and the pub thugs put their hands up, while Shorty holds up a fish.
- Maximus's Imagine Spot of Axel marrying the horse he has a crush on. A human wedding, including The Wedding March being played and a priest to perform the ceremony.
- After Max rescues the carriage with Lady Caine on it, she offers him a job as her new stallion. Cue Rapunzel immediately yanking her away from him and tying her to a tree, all while Caine has the biggest kill-me-now expression on her face.
The Way of the Willow
- Willow gives Arianna a hamster-like creature called an Uumlaut.
Oh, Willow. This is so... [The Uumlaut retches out a hairball]
Not In The Mood
- Thanks to one of Xavier's potions, Rapunzel, Eugene and Cassandra get their personalities reversed on the day of an important political meeting. Sweet Rapunzel becomes brutally honest ball of irritability, arrogant Eugene becomes timid and comically insecure, and cold Cassandra becomes a perky, ditzy sweetheart. Hilarity ensues.
- Angry!Rapunzel wearing her hair in an exaggerated manor so that her signature curl completely covers one eye. She also gets in some great lines.
Rapunzel: woah! Insecure much, half pint?
Rapunzel: Maximus! Pascal! What did you two do?! And don't try to cute-squeak your way out of this, because this Princess ain't buying it!
- Cassandra happens to be set to run a guard post that day. Of course, thanks to the potion the audience can already tell she isn't in the best state of mind to be guarding anything. When a hulking, Obviously Evil thug cuts past the line to enter without a pass or identification she... lets him through with a smile and a wave—which leads to her getting removed from duty again. Amusingly, she then cheerfully runs off to apparently hang out with the guy.
- This amusingly works out in her favor when he saves her in the finale. When Cassandra wonders why his personality wasn't reversed by the potion, he lampshades his character type with "What personality?"
- The foreign dignitary visiting the kingdom is notoriously insecure and takes offense at everything. Naturally, Angry!Rapunzel insults him every single time they talk, while her parents stumble over themselves trying to fool the guy into thinking she was complimenting him. Even better, every time the insults get more and more extreme.
- When they find out what happened, the trio confront Xavier. During this, Angry!Rapunzel is making angry faces at him, Timid!Eugene is off to the side trying not to get involved, and Nice!Cassandra is running around in the background playing leapfrog.
Cassandra: WHEEE! BEST OPPOSITE DAY EVER!
- Later a whole roomful of people get a dose of the potion, and while Frederick turning into an warmongering dictator isn't so funny, Ariana turning into a jeering, belching slob and the Captain getting the mentality of a ten year old certainly are.
- Heck, just the fact that Xavier is so used to the whole "friends get on each other's nerves" plot that he made a potion to resolve it quicker is this on a meta level.
- Upon being named MC of the banquet, Eugene spends the entire episode obsessed with using fog machines while everybody tries and fails to tell him that it's a horrible idea.
- Rapunzel made individualized gift baskets for every single person attending the party, including a personal portrait made of each of them. The only thing both Eugene and Cassandra can agree on is that it was a colossal waste of time.
- Maximus giving Pascal a high five after they realize their plan of slipping Rapunzel, Cassandra and Eugene the potion has worked... Forgetting that he's a horse and Pascal a comparatively tiny chameleon, Maximus sends Pascal flying. Since this is played as slapstick humour, luckily Pascal isn't hurt.
The Quest for Varian
- Cassandra's hair turns neon pink when she blows magic dust away and it goes into her hair. Her annoyed expression is funny to begin with, but also that Pascal finds it very funny In Universe as well and gets a laughing fit—until his head temporarily turns into the same colour pink. Eugene chuckles about it as well—but moments later gets a dose of the dust as well, his hair turning purple with multi-coloured stripes, and his face blue...
Secret of the Sundrop
- Eugene shows Rapunzel a room full of birthday presents for her, and he shakes the boxes to guess what's inside. One of her presents is a pair of socks, and she doesn't even wear shoes!
- He also shakes one and realizes it was something fragile and he shouldn't have shaken it.
- Lance's role in the breakout? Distracting the guards by getting one of them to play accordion. He's...not a good player, and Lace has to hold spare presents over his ears.
- The hook-footed thug realizing that Eugene only picked him as backup because Eugene wanted to use his foot-hook to pull the bars off Rapunzel's window.
Thug: Seriously? This is the whole reason you needed me? Couldn't you have used a regular hook?
Eugene: Um...possibly, but probably best not to overthink it...
- After the queen's kidnapping, everyone in Corona gathers round and makes plans on how to attack Varian and get her back. Their solution if he tries to take Rapunzel as well? Dress Shorty up in a yarn wig, dress, and a pathetic green sock-puppet of Pascal on his arm. Pity we never got to see him in action.
- In a scene where he otherwise is really intimidating, Varian gets a laugh when, after Rapunzel addresses Fredric as "Dad", he nonchalantly leans against his shoulder and says "She's right, Dad." in the most snarky tone possible.
Beyond the Corona Walls
- When a stranger refers to Rapunzel as annoying, Eugene naturally comes to her defense...while Lance insists their group prefers the word "irrepressible".
- Cassandra in general is The Comically Serious in this episode, contrasting her cautious intensity with Rapunzel's free and at times irresponsible spirit. Most of the humor comes from her increasingly incredulous reactions to everything, especially her loud, exasperated "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!" when she realizes she's been turned into a bird.
- At one point while they're exploring the woods, Rapunzel sneak attacks Cassandra with a flower crown. It's as adorable as it is funny.
- Though it comes with a pretty tense problem, there's something hilarious in the fact that while Rapunzel - who is a canary - has a bird call that befits her as a cute, melodious cheep, Cassandra's - as a mockingbird - is a goofy, undignified squawk.
- Rapunzel discovering the rest of her friends have been changed into birds, so nobody's coming to save them. ...but then Lance starts bragging that at least he's the strongest bird.
Eugene: Not now, Lance!
- All the others are turned into birds that match the way they look as humans. Except Shorty, who turns into a peacock. That can lay eggs!
Vigor the Visionary
There's Something About Hook Foot
- When the main characters react shocked to the existence of a mermaid, the mermaid points out they shouldn't be so shocked about a mermaid in a universe with magic hair/tears/flowers.
Rapunzel and Eugene: She's a... mermaid?!
Hook Foot: So? You're a woman with 70 feet of hair.
Mermaid Serafina: ...and you don't see me staring.
Rapunzel: Yeah... You got me there.
Rapunzel: Day One
- The goat. Just that goat. Every time Rapunzel tries to acquire Mint, that goat keeps eating it.
- Bordering on Black Comedy, Lance shrieking that the Mirror!Rapunzel is not the real Rapunzel while, in spider-like fashion, she crawls up a wall carrying Lance upside-down.
- Mirror!Eugene attempting the smolder. And failing.
- Mirror!Eugene narrating that the real Eugene was the first of their party to be claimed. ...And then pointing out that it's no surprise, since Eugene is the vainest out of the group.
- According to Cassandra, the real Rapunzel refers to cherry pits as "fruit rocks".
- Remember the smolder? It's not just a pick-up move that Eugene only think works. It actually does work. What's more, even though she's an evil mirror double, it works on Mirror!Rapunzel.
You're Kidding Me!
- Cassandra going gaga over a toy top as though she were a little girl.
- While escorting Kid-Lance for a Potty Emergency, there's this entire running gag of Lance asking continuous questions.
Kid!Lance: NOW do you wanna play chase
No, I don't want to play chase, I thought you had to go to the bathroom
What's that? Eugene:
That's a sculpture. Kid!Lance:
What's it do? Eugene:
It doesn't do anything. It's art, it's for people to look at. Kid!Lance:
What people? Eugene:
Just people. Now quit dilly-dallying. Kid!Lance:
Can I have a piggy-back ride? Eugene:
For the fourth time, no
What's that? Eugene:
sculpture. Kid!Lance: What does it do? Eugene:
It does the sa... [growls]
Look! Can we stop with all these pointless questions because you are killing me! Kid!Lance: [whimpers and tears up] Eugene:
Oh no, no, no, no, no, please don't cry! [starts talking fast]
Please don't cry! I hate seeing kids cry, it's gonna make me cry and I have a really ugly cry
face— Hey! How about that piggy-back ride? Kid!Lance: [instantly perks up]
Yay! Giddy-up, giddy-up! [mounts a resigned Eugene, Beat]
...What's that? Eugene: [tiredly]
It's... another... sculpture. Kid!Lance:
What's it do?
- Even as a baby, Shorty has a beard.
- Kid Cassandra playing Lava.
- Eugene being so done with the Inn of Yesterday's Tomorrows that when he opens a door with giant octopus tentacles, he just casually shuts it as though it were some ordinary closet door.
Lost and Found
- vigor the visionary speaking in Timothy Dalton's voice That is all
- while the ending is part nightmare fuel and Tearjerker Eugene looking for potential traitors in Max Pascal Lance and Shorty is funny in a way