Mrs King: What was she wearing? Can that really be the fashion in the Punjab?
Luke's bemusement at Sarah Jane's '50s clothes.
That wonderful moment when, trapped in the 1950s, Sarah Jane mentions she could really use the Doctor. She turns the corner and, sure enough, right up ahead is that beautiful old police box. She runs up and bangs on the door...and for once, it's anactualpolice box, with a real policeman inside. Her disappointed face is hilarious.
Kaagh suggests they name the "new galactic eon" "Wormwood and Kaagh".
Mrs. Wormwood: If you really want the empire to sound like a firm of solicitors.
Mrs. Wormwood: The battle of the costume jewelry counter - how very female.
The scene where Mrs. Wormwood is sweet-talking Luke into coming to the dark side, saying things like "We can rule the universe together." At first Luke doesn't believe her, but gradually his face turns into an expression of wonder and awe. Mrs.Wormwood concludes her speech, giving him the last "you shall be a prince" bit and shows him the scroll. He takes it and looks into her eyes in amazement...and then runs like hell. With the scroll. Nice going, Mrs. Wormwood.
Mr Smith reveals that the Tunguska Scroll is in the Black Archive. Sarah Jane's face falls and takes on an expression of "Oh, bugger".
This immortal line from the Brigadier: "In my day we faced Daleks, Cybermen, Autons, Zygons, and all manner of space thuggery!"
Upon Sarah Jane visiting him, the Brig knows there's trouble in the offing, and almost eagerly asks how he can help her.
Lethbridge-Stewart: How can I help you?
Sarah Jane: I need to break into the Black Archive.
The Brigadier tries the Doctor's method - diplomacy and speaking and warning the Bane to stand down...the Bane doesn't. So the Brigadier shoots him with a gun from his walking stick. Which he apparently doesn't actually need at all as he's seen walking without it earlier.
In "Prisoner of the Judoon", Part 1, a Judoon has requisitioned a police car and has stopped at traffic lights. A cabriolet convertible with music blazing pulls up:
Luke: Tybo.. what are you doing?
(The Judoon draws a gun and points it at the man)
Man: (Turns and stares blankly at the bipedal rhino that came out of nowhere, wide-eyed in terror)
Tybo: Noise exceeds permitted levels. Turn down.
Man: (Shakes his head fearfully in a nod of understanding and turns down the music)
Tybo: Have nice day. (drives off)
Man: (sits at the traffic light in disbelief at what he just witnessed and dials his mobile phone)
Man: (sounding terrified) ...Mum??
Having just seen the Judoon, Gita laments to Haresh that "Rani's never gonna believe a word of this!" Behind them, beginning a Rule of Three gag, Rani has just entered the room. Spotting her mother, she gasps in horror and runs across the room and out of the door. Clyde spots Gita and runs across the room and out of the door. Sarah Jane and Luke spot Gita and run across the room and out of the door. Gita, as usual, misses the entire events involving her daughter.
Peter and Luke baiting Sarah Jane by refusing to tell her what they were just talking about.
Sarah Jane and Luke pondering how they're going to tell Peter about the whole alien thing.
"Oh, by the way, my lipstick? It's deadly."
The Doctor explains that the Trickster is "one of the Pantheon of Discord." Clyde notes that it's "a good name for a band". The Doctor agrees.
The Doctor notes that the TARDIS can't land due to the Trickster keeping it out. However, technically, materialising her door inside a wall is not "landing", is it?
The invoked Mood Whiplash at the end of the episode, when the team is enquiring if they can get a look inside the TARDIS. The Doctor gives them a Death Glare.
Doctor: What, inside the TARDIS? My TARDIS? ...'Course you can, yeah.
The Doctor lands the TARDIS in the attic and, briefly, gets distracted by the look of the attic. The man is over nine hundred years old at this point and has the attention span of a goldfish.note No offence is meant to any alien goldfish reading this article. Earth goldfish are exceptionally stupid.
The Doctor's face takes on a "just what have you been up too?" expression when Sarah Jane notes that Rani and Clyde are "grounded by the Judoon". He also seems genuinely interested in taking Luke, Clyde and Rani on a trip.
The fact that, while it's a sad scene, when she's thinking of the Doctor, Sarah Jane thinks of a time when she was taking the piss out of him.
Not to mention the fact that Suranne Jones is eating the scenery with how hammy she is. Pretty much every line is over-dramatic, and it's just so much fun to watch. "I am...the Mona Lisa." Rani's unamused expression after this introduction is just as priceless, as is her mocking Mona Lisa's finger snapping seconds later.
"The Gift", after blowing up the Slitheen-Blathereen, all the members of Team Sarah Jane are standing around covered in orange slime.
Mr Smith: If I were to connect to K-9, I could boost his energy levels.
Sarah Jane: Oh, what do you need, Mr Smith? I've stuff here from planets across the universe! Mind control devices! Alien plants! You just tell me what you need!
Mr Smith: ...I need a USB lead, Sarah Jane.
The fate of several of the Doctor's past companions being revealed in "Death of the Doctor." Particularly the fact that Dorothy McShane named her organization ACharitable Earth.
The sheer incongruity of Matt Smith's voice coming out of Clyde's mouth. And shortly after, "That's not my hand! My hand's not white!"
The Doctor has regenerated yet again in between reunions. Sarah Jane, for her part, just Lampshades it and goes with it - well, it is normal business for her by now:
Sarah Jane: (giving him the once over) Oh, you've done it again!
Even better is Jo's reaction.
Jo: That's the Doctor?!
Sarah Jane: He can change his face.
Jo: I know that. But into a baby?
Doctor: Oi, imagine it from my point of view. Last time I saw you, Jo Grant, you were what, 21, 22? Looks like someone baked you...
How did the Shansheeth get hold of the TARDIS? Did they go in all guns blazing? Or knock the Doctor out? Or be sneaky? Nope... they just waited for the Doctor's inability to say no to a big, old battlefield "just begging to be explored" to get the better of him, for him to stick his fingers in the mousetrap as usual, and then just took the TARDIS. They literally waited for the Doctor to be himself and then stole it from under his nose!
Shortly before the room containing the TARDIS explodes, the Doctor, Rani and Santiago hide behind the large control panel attached to the wall. Clyde, for his part, hides behind a water cooler. Credit to him, it works.
The Groske just keeps standing in front of the door counting down to the explosion and only seems to realize it was counting down to an explosion and needed to get clear until he reached 1.
There is Fridge Humor in the heartwarming epilogue when you realize that Cambridge has an actual knight from the Crusades in its science department; Ian and Barbara, both teaching there, probably obtained one somehow.
Although very Black Comedy, Jo tells the Doctor she can't travel with him any more—she'd probably get him in trouble with the Time Lords!
Jo mentions sailing down the Yangtze in a Tea-Chest. Tea-Chests can range from the size of a kettle to an average size carboard box that you can fit a flat-screen in. Just how Jo managed that, we'd like to know!
Santiago briefly mentions that "my gran [Jo] once handcuffed herself to Robert Mugabe." Do we want to know the full circumstances of this? Yes. Yes, we do.
Clyde tells Santiago to inform his parents that if they don't mend their relationships, they might find that "relations with Santiago have gotten a little Chile." He then admits that was bad. Yes, Clyde Langer lampshaded how bad one of his puns was.
In "Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith", when Ruby is defeated and her disembodied stomach is about to release the life energy she stole from Sarah Jane, Clyde knows from experience there will be slime coming:
Rani and Clyde worriedly speculate in hushed tones that the Serfboard may have "gotten" Mr. Smith. He responds that he can hear them. And no, it hasn't gotten him.
The Lockdown Special "Farewell, Sarah Jane" reveals that the Trickster crashed Sarah Jane's funeral. How petty is the Trickster? Sarah Jane is literally dead and can do absolutely nothing to stop him and he still chose to crash the service!
To top it off, the Trickster's attempt at petty revenge either overlooked who would be there, or, possibly even funnier, was arrogant enough to still underestimate them... with the result that this powerful extradimensional entity and his minions fail to amount to more than a ten-minute interruption before the service resumes.