Someone had to have the last piece of meatloaf.
- Many would contend that Honey (see One-Scene Wonder and Offscreen Moment of Awesome) provides the movie's crowning moment of funny in the scene where Lucius/Frozone is looking for his supersuit.
Whaaaaat? Lucius: Where's my super-suit? Honey:
What? Lucius: Where? Is? My? Super? Suit?! Helicopter begins crashing in the background Honey:
I, uh, put it away! Lucius: Where
?! (as helicopter explodes) Honey: Why
do you need to know?! Lucius:
I need it! Honey:
Uh uh! Don't you even think of runnin' off and doin' no derring-do! We've been planning this dinner for two months! Lucius:
The public is in danger! Honey:
My EVENING is in danger! Lucius: YOU TELL ME WHERE MY SUIT IS, WOMAN!
WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE GREATER GOOD
GREATER GOOD?!? I AM YOUR WIFE
!!! I'M THE GREATEST GOOD
YOU ARE EVER
- Every single word the Staring Kid on the tricycle says. Special points to this one:
Kid: THAT WAS TOTALLY WICKED!!!
- Elastigirl after she infiltrates Syndrome's base. She cleverly dodges trains and hides from guards with ease, and as she moves forward, she notices herself in a mirror, turns around... and sighs unhappily at the sight of her ass. Looks like Bob isn't the only one who put on weight during retirement.
- Bob and Lucius' Lampshading of the tendency of bad guys to monologue.
: So now, I'm in deep trouble. I mean, one more jolt of this death ray, and I'm an epitaph. Somehow, I manage to find cover, and what does Baron von Ruthless do? Bob:
) He starts monologuing? Lucius:
He starts monologuing
Yep! (laughs) Lucius:
He starts, like, this prepared speech about how feeble
I am compared to him, how inevitable
my defeat is, how (makes dramatic hand gesture)
"! Yadda yadda yadda. Bob:
Yammering! I mean, the guy has me on a platter, and he won't shut up!
- Which turns into a Brick Joke in a later scene between Mr. Incredible and Syndrome.
Syndrome: See, now you respect me, because I'm a threat. That's the way it works. Turns out there are a lot of people, whole countries, who want respect, and they'll pay through the nose to get it. How do you think I got rich? I invented weapons, and now I have a weapon only I can defeat and when I unleash it- [gets cut off as Mr. Incredible throws a tree trunk at him. He dodges and freezes Mr. Incredible in place.] You sly dog! You got me monologuing, I can't believe... [chuckles]
- Bob's and Lucius' argument during the fire, after Frozone fails to convince him to go bowling instead of rescuing civilians they sound like an old married couple:
Can't you put this out? Lucius:
I can't lay down a layer thick enough! It's evaporating too fast! Bob:
What's that mean? Lucius:
It means IT'S HOT! And I'm dehydrated, Bob! Bob:
You're out of ice?! You can't run out of ice! I thought you could use the water in the air! Lucius:
NO WATER IN THIS AIR! What's your excuse, run out of muscle?! Bob:
I can't just go smashing through walls! The building's getting weaker by the second! It's gonna come down on top of us! Lucius: I WANTED TO GO BOWLING!
- When Bob is taking notes on Mirage's message to him, she mentions he'll get paid "triple his current annual salary". Bob's note on the matter is simply "BIG $" written bigger than any other note on the page.
- During his first fight with the Omnidroid, Bob tosses the droid into a lava pool and starts celebrating, assuming that it's dead. And promptly throws out his back. The droid emerges from the lava unscathed and Bob is forced on the run, unable to fight effectively until the thing grabs him and tries to rip him in half...and accidentally unkinks his back for him.
- The montage of heroes who had... bad luck with capes.
Edna: It will be bold! Dramatic!
Bob: Yeah. Something classic, like, like Dynaguy. Oh, he had a great look! Oh, the cape and the boots...
Edna: [tosses a scrunched up paper ball at Bob's head] No capes!
Bob: Isn't that my decision?
Edna: Do you remember Thunderhead? Tall, storm powers? Nice man, good with kids.
Bob: Listen, E...
Edna: November 15th of '58! All was well, another day saved, when... his cape snagged on a missile fin.
Bob: Thunderhead was not the brightest bulb...
Edna: Stratogale! April 23rd, '57! Cape caught in a jet turbine!
Bob: E, you can't generalize about these things...
Edna: Meta-Man, express elevator! Dynaguy, snagged on takeoff! Splashdown, sucked into a vortex! NO CAPES!
- Edna Mode.
: E, this is Helen. Edna
: Helen who? Helen
: Helen Parr. (through teeth
) You know... Elastigirl
(Edna has said her words so loudly that Helen
juggles with the phone and ultimately drops it in surprise.
- Helen is prepping Violet to be in charge, and Violet is asking more questions than Helen is comfortable with answering, so we get this brilliant exchange:
Violet: Wait, you mean Dad's "in" trouble, or Dad "is" the trouble?
Helen: I MEAN, either he's in trouble, or he's going to be.
- Every mother's son or daughter felt the hair on the back of their neck raise when they hear the "mom's pissed" voice.
- After the action opening sequence with Bomb Voyage:
Police Officer: You mean he got away?
Mr. Incredible: Yeah, Skippy here made sure of that.
Mr. Incredible: YOU'RE NOT AFFILIATED WITH ME!
- The dinner scene pictured above is rife with these. What would be an unpleasant and tense family squabble is pushed over the line by said family's superpowers.
- After Helen tries to calmly start talking about the fact that Dash was sent to the principal's office again, then explaining that he put a tack on the teacher's chair during class, Bob reacts by asking him how fast he was going with not-so-subtle enthusiasm. Then, while denying said enthusiasm after his wife berates him for it, he realizes a second too late that he wasn't paying attention and cut right through the dinner, the plate, and the table.
Helen: Dash, you have something you wanna tell your father about school?
Dash: Uh... Well, we dissected a frog.
Helen: Dash got sent to the office again.
Bob: (not paying attention) Good, good.
Helen: No, Bob, that's bad.
Helen: Dash got sent to the office again.
Bob: What?! What for?
Helen: He put a tack on the teacher's chair during class.
Dash: Nobody saw me! You could barely even see it on the tape.
Bob: He caught you on tape and you still got away with it? Whoa! You must've been bookin'! How fast do you think you were going?
Helen: Bob, we are not encouraging this!
Bob: I'm not encouraging! I'm just asking how fast he was—
(Shattering is heard. Bob looks down to see that he just sliced Dash's plate in half, with the knife stabbing through the table)
Bob: Aww, great! First the car, now I gotta pay to fix the table!
Helen: The car? What happened to the car?
Bob: (scowling, he gets up from the table) Here. I'm gettin' a new plate.
- Dash making comments about Violet's crush, and defending them like a little brother would.
I'm not hungry for meatloaf. Helen:
Well, it is leftover night. We have steak, pasta... What are you hungry for? Dash:
) Tony Rydinger. Violet:
Shut up! Dash:
Well, you are. Violet:
I said shut up, you little insect! Dash:
(To his mother
) Well, she is! Helen
: Do NOT shout at the table! Honey! Bob
: (from the other room
) Kids! Listen to your mother. Dash
: (under his breath
) She'd eat it if we were having Tony-loaf. Violet
: THAT'S IT! (attacks Dash
- The ensuing superpowered quarrel, especially since the dialogue makes it clear that it's nothing new to them. Then, after the scene takes a quick break to cut to Bob in another room, we hear the sound of Helen completely done with the situation and her husband's lack of assistance. And when Bob comes back, he finds his children catfighting under the table, his wife pinned against the table because they've dragged her stretched-out arms underneath when she tried to restrain them, and said table pounding underneath her from all the chaos. The resulting dialogue couldn't have been delivered better.
: BOB! It's time to engage!
DO SOMETHING! Don't just stand there! I need you to...intervene! Bob
: You want me to intervene?! Okay! (lifts up the table
) I'm intervening! I'M INTERVENING!
- Bonus points for Jack-Jack taking the opportunity to bat playfully at his sibling's violently kicking legs, totally oblivious to the situation.
- Then, just as the chaos reaches its climax, the doorbell rings. Everybody freezes in place for a moment, still a tangle of limbs, then almost instantly rearrange everything to appear normal and pleasant.
- This exchange:
- Not to mention the moment Jack-Jack breaks into laughter like Violet just told a funny joke after the "toilet-trained" line.
- This scene caused actual squabbles amongst the Pixar staff, as the animators weren't keeping track of the positions of the food on the table from shot to shot. One of the meetings to address this issue degraded into a shouting match, and ended with one of the producers shouting, "Gentlemen, please! Can we get back to the issue of the gravy?" Hearing Brad Bird recount this story in the director commentary as the scene itself plays in the background is hilarious.
- Dash discovering one of the downsides to superspeed: the bugs on a windshield problem.
- "Elastigirl? You married Elastigirl?" (laughs, then looks at the kids) "Oh, and got BIZZAY! It's a whole FAMILY of supers! I've hit the jackpot!" (in a redneck accent) "Oh, this is just too good!"
- During 100 Mile Dash, a guard makes an absolutely priceless expression just before he hits a cliff.
- After escaping the volcano, the kids spend the night out in the jungle. In the morning, Dash wakes up first...and realizes with disgust that he's cuddled up with Violet in his sleep.
- Don't put your hands on the roof of your car. Especially when you have super-strength. And especially don't try to force the door shut after bending the door frame out of shape. Or get frustrated enough to pick up the whole car while a kid on a tricycle is watching.
- The guards in the mobile van that the family steals are watching a TV with the Omnidroid destroying Metroville, while sipping a bottle of champagne.
- Bob and Helen arguing over which exit to take when the Winnebago lands on the freeway after launching from one of Syndrome's rockets.
The robot's in the financial district. Which exit do I take? Helen:
Traction Avenue. Bob:
That'll take me downtown. (moving toward the exit
) I take Seventh, don't I? Helen: DON'TTAKESEVENTH! Bob: (swerves away at the last second)
Great! We missed it! Helen:
You asked me how to get there and I told you; exit at Traction. Bob:
That'll take me downtown
It's coming up, get in the right lane! SIGNAL! Bob:
WE DON'T EXIT AT TRACTION! Helen: YOU'RE GONNA MISS IT!! Bob:
(angrily swerves into the exit
- The Winnebago getting launched
with Helen stretching out to hold it in the Omnidroid launch rig and grunting from the effort.
Bob: HOW'RE YOU DOING, HONEY?
Helen: DO I HAVE TO ANSWER?!
- And of course, even superhero families on their way to save the day have this time-honored long-drive exchange...
- At the end of the movie, Dash is finally able to try out for track, and his family is on the bleachers cheering him on... and warning him not to run too fast. The look on the other parents' faces as they listen to the Parrs' instructions of "Make it second! A close second!" is priceless.
- Supplementary materials reveal that Dash gains an entire shelf of second-place track trophies.
- When Bob's helping the little old lady to penetrate the bureaucracy, and she begins thanking him profusely:
Shh! [Standing up;]
I'M SORRY, MA'AM! I KNOW YOU'RE UPSET! [whispered, to her]
Pretend to be upset. [The woman leaves his cubicle wailing melodramatically... and walks right past Mr. Huph, who doesn't notice her.]
- Nearly the entire conversation between Bob and Mr. Huph.
Bob: Did I do something illegal?
Huph: (through gritted teeth) Nnnnno...
Bob: Are you saying that we shouldn't help our customers?
Huph: The law requires that I answer 'no'...
- Helen stretches her head into the control room in her search for Bob. She peers at the monitors and sees that one of the holding cells is using about three times the electricity that the rest are. She exclaims "Bob!" - and then remembers that she's right behind the two security guards. Helen retracts her neck back into the vent while the guards are confused over what they just heard.
- When Helen finally catches up with Bob, only to find him embracing Mirage (out of relief that his wife and children are still alive). Upon confronting an extremely pissed-off wife, Mirage is under no illusions about the position she's found herself in:
Oh... Hello! You must be Mrs. Incre-- [Helen punches her in the face — from
the other side of the room — causing her to crumple like a sack of potatoes.] Bob
: She was helping me to escape! Helen
: No, that's what I
was doing. [Bob starts hauling her over by her extended arms]
Let go of me. Let go, you lousy, lying unfaithful creep— [Bob kisses her] Bob
: How could I betray the perfect woman? Helen
: Oh, you're referring to me
: Where are the kids? Mirage
: They might've triggered the alert. Helen
: WHAT?! Mirage
: Security's been sent into the jungle. You'd better get going. Helen
: Our kids are in danger?! Bob
: Well, if you suspected danger, why'd you bring 'em? Helen
: I didn't bring 'em, they stowed away! And I don't think you're striking the proper tone here!
- Better yet, after the scene transitions to a lengthy chase sequence where Dash and Violet escape the guards, we cut back to Bob and Helen running through the jungle looking for the kids... and they're still arguing.
Bob: I should've told you I was fired, I admit it. But I didn't want you to worry.
Helen: You didn't want me to worry?! And now we're running for our lives through some God-forsaken jungle...
Bob: (grinning at her) You keep trying to pick a fight, but I'm still just happy you're alive!
- "I am Syndrome! Your nemesis and... (inadvertently throws Mr. Incredible out of sight) Oh, brilliant."
- Just the way he says that last bit suggests this isn't the first time he's managed to throw something by gesturing a bit too enthusiastically.
- The sheer amount of Getting Crap Past the Radar in the Training Montage. One highlight is when it's implied that Bob and Helen groped each other's asses.
- "Easy Helen, easy. Easy, girl. You're overreacting. Everything's fine. They're just...all getting coffee. At the same time. Yeah."
- Even though Jack-Jack's transformation from fiery baby to metal baby to monster is awesome, Syndrome's priceless look and high-pitched scream before Jack-Jack begins beating him up is funny.
- Look very closely when Jack-Jack turns into metal and you can see his facial expression is no longer fear or rage, but pure infantile stubborn grump. He's staring at Syndrome like he's saying "No. I'm not going to go with you."
- "Something's happening!" What's happening!?" - Well, Helen, what is happening is that your son is losing his shit.
- Jack-Jack is definitely his father's son; stuff explodes and he's fascinated. He could look at Helen, but there's something big and smoky that is a mass of different colors and going boom for him to stare at instead...
- After surviving a long fall thanks to the forest's trees and vines, Dash celebrates jubilantly, only to alert a couple of nearby guards to his presence:
: I'm alive! Yeah-hah! Woo-hoo! [guards notice him] Uh-oh
- The scene where Dash realizes he's fast enough to run on water. That devil-may-care laugh is infectious.
- "I even brought Mozart to play while he sleeps to make him smarter because leading experts say, 'Mozart makes babies smarter!'"
- Which makes it rather funny when Kari does play music to Jack-Jack; his eyes widen like something's caught his attention... and he starts teleporting. 'Smarter', indeed...
- In a deleted scene, Bob and Helen argue when she suspects him of having an affair, giving us this conversation:
Helen: What's this? (holding up a hair)
Bob: Looks like a hair.
Helen: Whose hair?
Bob: I don't know. Cleaner's?
Helen: It's blond.
Bob: It's white.
Helen: It's platinum blond.
Bob: It's white old lady hair. The cleaner's.
Helen: This is not old hair!
Bob: Why don't you ask what you want to ask?
Helen: Are you having an affair?
Bob: Yeah. Me and the old lady. One look at her laundry and I had to have her. Are you nuts?
- Two mooks see the ruined base of the monopod slide toward them, and aim their submachine guns into the darkness to blast whoever did this. Then the rest of the monopod comes hurling out of the sky and squashes them as they turn to flee.
- Elastigirl telling her kids not to panic, only to shove them underwater seconds later when the aircraft nosecone comes down on top of them.
- Poor Bernie just can't convince the principal that Dash is guilty of putting thumbtacks on the teacher's chair, even with a hidden camera. And then throws an extremely childish tantrum when the Principal dismisses Dash, scot-free.
I don't know, I don't know how he does it, but there's no tack on my stool before he moves, and after he moves, there's a tack! Coincidence? I think NOT! (Beat) Principal
: (places his hand on Bernie's shoulder
) Uh, Bernie... Bernie
: (takes the Principal's hand off his shoulder)
Don't "Bernie" me! THIS LITTLE RAT IS GUILTY!!! Principal
: (resigned, apologetic)
You and your son can go now, Mrs. Parr. Sorry for the trouble. Bernie
: You're lettin' him go again?!
He's guilty! You can see it on his smug little face! GUILTY, I SAY! GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY! NO!
(Helen closes the door, blotting out his voice.
- Dash playing with the huge echo in the cave.
- Syndrome being defeated by the one weakness of superhero clothing: the accident-prone cape.
- Mr. Incredible ejecting Buddy from his car.
- WE'RE DEAD! WE'RE DEAD! WE SURVIVED BUT WE'RE DEAD!
- Helen threatening to ground her children if they don't stop screaming about being lost at sea.
- Mr. Incredible's acknowledgement of the people (and cat) he just helped in the opening:
Mr. Incredible: Officers, ma'am...-voice drops about an octave- Squeaker.
- Before that, when Mr. Incredible realizes he's going to be getting the old lady's cat out of the tree while simultaneously stopping a group of armed bank robbers:
- When the family is fighting Syndrome's goons, one aircraft explodes...and Bob and Helen say to each other "I love you." Dash and Violet just stare at their parents with totally blank expressions.
- Elastigirl's introduction: Mr. Incredible confronts a mugger on a building roof. The mugger nervously pulls out a gun, only to get punched out by Elastigirl from off-screen. Later, the guy comes to when the two heroes are discussing gender roles:
- Bob wincing as he braces for the impact of the out-of-control elevated train. Superhuman strength or not, stopping a train with your bare hands kind of hurts.
- When the sprinklers activate, you can hear the commotion from the kitchen as Bob is just hanging there outside his trophy office. You can almost hear Dash laughing and then giving a whoop.
- Bob's sheer enthusiasm at rescuing people from a burning building.
(during an argument on doing secret hero work) It was fun at first, but if we keep doing this, we're gonna get c— (police scanner announces a fire) Bob:
A fire... We're close! Yeah, baby!! Frozone: We're gonna get caught...
(facepalms, places his foot on the gas and drives to the fire) Bob:
(whoops and then laughs) FIRE! YEAH! YEEAAAHHH...
(echos in the distance as the car drives off)
- After getting stuck in the middle of the ocean, Helen shapes herself into a boat while Dash propels her with his speedy kicks...and Violet just sits there moping, unable to do anything to help.
- How Helen figures out Violet is dating Xander. Violet wrote Xander's name with little hearts on the back of her homework that she asked her mom to check for her..
- Elastigirl is pregnant with Jack-Jack, then pretends to be in labor as a practice... then, she does go into labor and Mr. Incredible freaks out. He then refers to himself as "the man with the wife who's expecting!" and his doctor tells him to be more specific.
- When the villain says, "Give us the alien virus!", the doctor notes that people don't normally ask to be given a virus.
- The Incrediblunders a short collection of animation errors during production and the occasional intentional blooper, ranging from Helen and Violet's hair going crazy (due to the rig they use to animate it), characters wearing inappropriate or messed up clothing (or no clothing at all) as it hadn't been rendered yet and Syndrome licking Mirage... wait, what?!
- The DVD includes the database of superheroes, with some recorded interviews. Many are funny: the Make Me Wanna Shout hero has a sore throat, Dynaguy took his name from a diner, the heroine with gas absorption powers complains they are confused with flatulence, Mr. Incredible imitates a yodeling superhero...
- And finally, a meta-example from one of the ads for a The Incredibles Video Game, the premise of which is a USMC-style training camp to make people "incredible".
You may have arrived ordinary, but you will leave incredible
! [camera shot changes to show a large brick wall] Drill Instructor:
First drill, break through the wall! Go! Trainee: [runs full speed at the wall, then slows down and touches it]
This is brick
! Does everyone know this is brick?
Brick, on the first day?! Narrator:
It's not easy being incredible, but at least you can wield all the superpowers of the Incredibles in the Disney
presents a Pixar
film, The Incredibles Video Game
Third day, maybe!
Not br- brick on the fir- I haven't even unpacked yet!
- This commercial for SBC Yahoo! DSL. Dash has a school report on the Great Wall of China, so he tries to look up a picture of it online, but his computer's internet service is so slow that he has to run all the way to the Great Wall of China itself to take a picture of it, and by the time he gets back, his computer is still loading at 21%. Even funnier is the name of the internet service: Take4Ever Dial-Up 56K.