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  • From the first episode: After Roger forces Dorothy to act as a decoy for the gangsters while he activates a missile from his car, the next scene shows a beat-up Dorothy getting in Roger's car;
    Dorothy: You're a louse, Roger Smith.
    Roger: Well, that's a first. I'm used to human women saying that to me.
  • The ending of the second episode follows Roger explaining the rules when living in his house to Dorothy, who has nowhere to go: The first rule was that anyone who lives in his mansion must wear black. Dorothy's response was that Roger has terrible taste in clothes.
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  • Episode 6 "A Legacy of Amadeus":
  • Crossing over with Awesome, Norman's retrieval of the dress Roger bought for Dorothy in episode 11, Daemonseed is just over the top Crazy Is Cool. He hops on his motorcycle, and races through town, effortlessly navigating the constantly crumbling and shifting terrain, before simply crashing into the boutique and coming out the other end with the package as well as a hapless saleswoman riding in the sidecar!
  • From episode 16, "Day of the Advent":
    Dorothy: Roger, you do know it is rude to read the newspaper during breakfast.
    Roger: I know. *continues reading*
  • Beck completes his Villain Decay in the Breather Episode, episode 18 "The Greatest Villain", all leading up to this spooftastic scene. Made even funnier when you see that they're fighting in a place that's based off of Japan.
    • Heck, the whole episode's a concentrated mass of all the comedy they can cram into an otherwise serious show. From the gratuitous Japanese, Dorothy being a negotiator and mimicking Roger's drive-by scenes with a bicycle, Roger's bust, Beck's Crazy Enough to Work plan involving forks, lightning, and Roger's bust, Dastun playing Only Sane Man, Dorothy providing Ship Tease between her and Roger (she was joking), the combining robot above being destroyed in mid-pose by Big O's O Thunder in 2 seconds...the list goes on.
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    • Dorothy's fake declaration of love is even funnier when you notice Roger seems to think she's serious (and is afraid she'll abandon the negotiation...)
    • This episode also doesn't waste time destroying the normal film-noir trappings of the series and replacing them with slapstick and ironic moments.
    • Beck uses the Roger bust to activate Big O, makes it mindlessly wander around the city for a while, and then has the bust drive off a cliff into the sea. Just when it seems like the Big is going to follow, it stops mid-stride and just kinda hangs there on the edge of the cliff while balancing on one foot. There's a very deliberate "You didn't think I'd actually fall for that?" vibe to the scene, almost as if Big O was trolling Beck the entire time.
  • Norman breaks glass to get an ax to break down a door where Dorothy is, after struggling getting it up for a moment and ready to strike, Dorothy just pushes the door down and asks Norman if he is ready to go. Norman mumbles out a yes.
  • Even Norman gets a line when he sees Roger is buying a bouquet.
    "Is that for me? Oh, Roger, it is really unnecessary."
    • And then Dorothy adds to it:
    "Those flowers... did you get them for Norman?"
  • It's buried in a montage of Schwartzwald exploring the wastes outside the city, but the scene where he's celebrating his discovery of Big Duo (by running around with his arms outstretched) in the ruined airport is pretty hilarious. Especially if you imagine him making airplane noises.
  • Schwartzwald's final scene is darkly humorous. As Big Duo rises higher and higher, the spirit of Schwartzwald monologues about the truth behind Paradigm City and the nature of the mysterious memories that everyone's been after from the beginning. He concludes to himself that this whole thing is like one big "comedy" and is about to reveal everything that the cast and audience have been wondering from Day 1... Only to be cut short as Big Duo flies too high, crashing into the massive overhanging stage light rigging above Paradigm City.