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  • Moses and Rameses are chariot racing. Rameses drives up to a ledge and the brothers exchange banter.
    Rameses: Admit it, Moses, you've always looked up to me.
    Moses: Yeah, but it's not much of a view.
  • "You don't think we'll get in trouble for this, do you?"
    Moses: "No, not a chance!"
    • Almost immediately after, we see Seti chewing their asses off about what they've done.
      Seti: Why do the gods torment me with such reckless, destructive, blasphemous sons!?
    • Later in the same conversation:
      Seti: Have I taught you nothing?
      Hotep: You mustn't be so hard on yourself, Your Majesty; you're an excellent teacher.
      Huy: It's not your fault your sons learned nothing.
      Huy: True.
  • Immediately after saying Rameses needed a chance to prove himself, Moses drops a wineskin onto the priests, who promptly blame Rameses. Who then dumps the entire bowl of wine on them with a look that just screams, 'Why the hell not?'
    Hotep: Rameses! You're in trouble young man!
    Huy: Get down here! I think you owe us an apology!
    Hotep: OH, MY NEW THING!
    Huy: I AM SO UPSET!
    Moses: [holds out the bowl with a grin] You might as well.
    Hotep: You'll pay for this!
    Huy: We're gonna tell the Pharaoh!
    (Rameses grabs the bowl and dumps the whole thing on the priests)
    Hotep & Huy: AWWW!
    Hotep: Look at me! I'm drenched again!
    • And later on, the same thing occurs at the party:
      Rameses: I'm done for! Father will kill me!
      Moses: Don't worry, nobody will even notice us coming in!
      [They walk in; the entire crowd sees them and cheers loudly]
      Rameses: "Nobody will even notice."
      Moses: [guilty laugh]
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    • And to top it all, their mother immediately realises that they're both late and calmly tells them what just happened under the cover of greeting them with a hug.
  • Aaron desperately trying to get Miriam to shut up.
    Aaron: Oh, my good, she-she's exhausted from the day's work. Not that it was too much, we-we quite enjoyed it. But-But she's confused and knows not to whom she speaks!
    Miriam: I know to whom I SPEAK, Aaron!
  • "... That's why Papa says she'll never get married," says the oldest of Tzipporah's three younger sisters.
    • Plus, right before that: "Excuse me! Aren't these your camels?" And falling into the well right after rescuing Tzipporah's sisters.
      • "Trying to get the funny man out of the well. Well that's one I haven't heard before." *hears Moses in the well* "Oh! Uh-don't worry in there! We'll get you out!" Plus, you can see as she's walking up to the girls, the older two are pulling and the littlest one is just sort of helpfully holding the rope at the back.
      • Then she sees Moses, and gives him a "You!" Exclamation. Moses responds with an "Oh, Crap!" face, right before Tzipporah drops him right back into the well.
      • And just before THAT? Moses is buried up to his scalp in a sandstorm. A passing camel tries to graze on his head, and after a groan of pain, Moses latches on to the camel, the first sign of life he's seen since fleeing Egypt. Clinging for dear life, he's dragged up to a watering hole for the SHEEP, and immediately plunges his head into the water to quench his thirst. He groggily raises his head, meeting the gaze of a ram with the greatest WTF face possibly in animation history.
      • The ram just does a jaw drop at the sight of Moses drinking from the watering hole. In any other movie, it would be the human being disgusted to drink from the same place as an animal, not the other way around!
      • And after that: "Please, you've cleaned every inch of me! WHOA! I was wrong!"
      • Followed by Moses holding a washcloth to cover what little of his naked body he can.
      • And Jethro's daughters are watching and giggling at him.
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    • Everything with Jethro, the father of Tzipporah and her sisters, really. The guy is a giant walking ball of hilarity. Especially how he reacts to news that Moses wishes to marry his oldest daughter; he gives a "why not" gesture and bear hugs the couple.
  • The first thing Moses does when he encounters God as the burning bush? Prod it with his staff.
    Youtube comment: You have met a manifestation of God. Do you: A.) Immediately kneel down and pray. B.) Run like hell. C.) Poke him with your stick
  • Hotep and Huy's response to Moses's return.
    Hotep: Um, your majesty... we are compelled to remind you that this man has committed a serious crime against the gods.
    Huy: (grinning) We are loathe to bring it up, mind you.
    Hotep: Yet the law clearly states that the punishment for such a crime-
    Huy: (still cheerful) Death!
    Hotep: We hesitate to say it...
  • The priests' attempt to mimic Moses turning the river into blood by making what's basically the Ancient Egyptian-equivalent of a powdered drink mix.
  • When a fully adult Moses and Rameses are discussing their childhood and reminiscing about switching the heads of the temple idols. Overall, it’s a very sad scene showing how vast a chasm has grown between their relationship and perspectives, but Rameses details which gods’ heads Moses switched and finishes up with: “…and the priests thought it was a horrible omen and fasted FOR TWO MONTHS!” It actually is sad—that this still bothers Rameses years later when he didn’t even like the priests, as proof of his father-pleasing guilt complex that’s about to ruin his life—but the story itself is (and the priests are) so ridiculous that it’s still funny. (And it doesn’t help that Moses thinks so, too, as evidenced by his faint chuckle at the memory.)
  • Though it's in a very dark moment, during the Ten Plagues of Egypt, Hotep and Huy are as helpless as anyone; Rameses walks in on them desperately trying all manner of potions to get rid of the boils affecting them from that plague, does a double take, then overturns the table in his fury and orders the pair of charlatans out.
  • When the Hebrews are traveling through the parted Red Sea, an exhausted camel rests its head on Aaron's shoulders. Aaron commiserates.
    Aaron: Yeah, me too.
    • The same Camel earlier also tries to eat Aaron's hair and it gets funnier when you remember that the same thing had happened to Moses. Apparently, the men in Moses's biological family have delicious hair.
  • Meta example: Dream Works was developing this and (a prototype of) Shrek at the same time. Animators who weren't turning in a satisfactory job on Prince would be sent over to work on Shrek. The consensus of those condemned to this punishment describe it as a Fate Worse than Death. And the practice of such became known as getting Shrekd.


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