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Season 1

  • "Invasion of the Bane":
    • Sarah Jane uses Mr. Smith to contact the villainous Mrs. Wormwood having just survived an attack by one of her Mooks:
    Sarah Jane: Thanks for the assassination attempt.
    Mrs Wormwood: My pleasure, the next one will involve harpoons.
    • The scene where Maria and Luke are escaping from the factory:
    Mrs Wormwood: Have you checked in [the ladies room]?
    Davey: No... that room is designated for females only. We are males... this culture says we must never go in.
    Mrs Wormwood: Oh, you idiot...
    • Mrs Wormwood's instructions to her underlings regarding Sarah Jane:
    Mrs Wormwood: And this time, kill her properly!
  • "Revenge of the Slitheen":
    • Clyde's naughty idea to get rid of the Slitheen in
    Clyde: (gleeful) We bomb the school!?!
    • Maria throws some vinegar onto a Slitheen. There's a pause...and then she and Clyde begin the series' tradition of being glunged by the Monster of the Week.
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  • "Eye of the Gorgon": Alan tells one of the sisters from the Abbey that giving to needy causes is a "good habit" of his.
  • "Warriors of Kudlak":
    • Luke's still having trouble with slang:
    Luke: Last week, you said a "gaff" was where a dude lives!
    • As is Sarah:
    Sarah: I've heard a lot about this place, apparently it's "the nuts"!
    Maria: Okay, let's agree to never say that ever again.
    • The utter boredom of the cashier at Combat 3000.
    "Welcome to the unique gaming experience that is Combat 3000. Zap those drones."
    • Luke's Incredibly Lame Pun: "I'm hungry enough to murder a bowl of cornflakes. Does that make me a cereal killer?"
  • "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?":
    • Chrissie's reaction to seeing Alan chasing a Graske through the neighborhood
    Chrissie: I'm telling you, my ex-husband and a dwarf in a suit, now I've seen it all!
    • When Maria gets restored, Chrissie grabs her and starts apologizing about every time she failed her. Maria just brushes her aside and runs up to the attic.
    • At the end of the episode, Clyde bursts into the attic and exclaims that they did it, they saved the day...and then he realizes Alan is there.
  • "The Lost Boy":
    • Alan apparently has a "connection" who gives him access to a computer virus powerful enough to hack Mr. Smith. That's got to be one heck of a Noodle Incident!
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Season 2

  • In "Secrets of the Stars", the newsreader describing a scene in the White House:
    "And we've just had that story confirmed: The President has walked out of the White House and is apparently holding hands with the wife of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan."
    • And then the Fridge Humor when you imagine them waking up holding hands and the probable diplomatic incident this caused.
    • Also at the end when Luke checks to see if Clyde is still hypnotized. "Up. Down. Up. Down."
  • "The Mark of the Berserker":
    • Luke and Clyde goofing off:
    Luke: Night, Clyde!
    Clyde: Night, Luke!
    Luke: (louder) Night, Clyde!
    Clyde: (louder) Night, Luke!
    Carla: One more word, and I swear I'm coming up there!
    Luke & Clyde: NIGHT, CARLA!
    • And just before:
    Luke: Night, Mrs. Langer.
    Carla: It's Carla, Luke.
    Luke: Night, Carla.
    Clyde: Night, Carla.
    Carla: Watch it...
    • Rani throwing some snark around:
    Carla: Who are you on the phone with?
    Rani: Just one of Luke's geeky friends.
    Alan: Geeky? Oh, cheers for that, Rani.
    • Their whole appearance is a treasure. Luke says Alan can "hack into any computer," and Alan makes a "well, kinda" face. Then there's the look he gives Maria when she tells him about UNIT.
    Alan: I won't even ask how you know that.
  • "The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith" gives us a beautiful little lampshaded Genre Savvy moment from Rani. "Hello, yes, ethnic person in the '50s, hi!" [Proceeds with plot]
    • Better yet was the punchline after she's left...
      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 an actual police box, with a real policeman inside. Her disappointed face is hilarious.
  • "Enemy of the Bane":
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    • 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.
    • Also:
    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".
    • Upon Sarah Jane visiting him, the Brig knows there's trouble in the offing.
    Lethbridge-Stewart: How can I help you?
    Sarah Jane: I need to break into the Black Archive.
    Lethbridge-Stewart: ...Oh.
    • 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.

Season 3

  • 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)
    Tybo: Attention.
    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??
  • Clyde and Sarah Jane taking the piss with one another in "The Mad Woman in the Attic":
    Clyde: Well, you are getting older. Your memory's going.
    Sarah Jane: Oh! Aren't you going to take an old lady's hand? I might fall if you don't.
    Clyde: It's alright. I've got my mobile, I can call an ambulance if you break your hip.
    • When told that K9 is back to stay, Mr Smith gives a very sarcastic "Oh, good".
  • "The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith":
    • Sarah Jane nearly zapping herself with the sonic lipstick at the start.
    "I have to stop doing that..."
    • Clyde and Rani chasing after an alien slug that sounds like it escaped from the planet Looney Tunes, all while trying to keep it out of sight from Sarah Jane's beau.
    • When K-9 first "meets" Peter. "Do not look at me. Everything is normal."
    • 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 
    • 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.
    • Just as the registrar reaches the Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace bit, the Doctor bursts in:
    STOP THIS WEDDING, NOW!
    • Earlier, Sarah Jane said that she didn't want the Doctor to give her away because there was no guarantee he'd be there. Fast-forward ten minutes after tempting fate and, lo and behold, guess who actually shows up on time...
    • Sarah Jane wonders as to where she'd send the invitation - she, briefly, considers Metebelis Three. Given that planet is full of deadly, dangerous things, it's probably a good bet, truth be told.
    • Also, the fact that Clyde wore trainersnote  to the wedding with his suit-and either no one noticed, or, used to Clyde, they just didn't say anything!
    • When Luke, Clyde and Rani are all talking at once, the Doctor quietens them down by pulling a football rattle out of his pocket and shaking it.
  • "Mona Lisa's Revenge":
    "You... art tart!"
    • 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: You don't say.

Season 4

  • In "The Nightmare Man":
    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".
    • 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...
    Jo: Oh!
    • 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.
    • "What do you mean the Mona Lisa?!" - Doctor, are you worried they'll find out the one in the Louvre is a fake?
    • 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!
  • 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:
    (Ruby's stomach starts shrinking as though someone poked a hole in it, and Sarah Jane's life energy comes back to her)
    Luke: Everything you've taken from my mum. She's getting it back.
    (The holographic projection outside of a meteor shower stops.)
    Sarah Jane: Thank you, Rani. Hello, Luke. Welcome home.
    Clyde: You aced it, Lukey-boy.
    (Clyde walks over to Ruby's deflated stomach)
    Clyde: (delighted) Oh, look. It didn't splurge!
    (The stomach gurgles)
    *SPLAT*
    (Clyde's face is covered in pink goop)
    Clyde: (flatly) Okay... it did.

Season 5

  • "The Man Who Never Was":
    • Luke and Sky controlling the Serf hologram.
    Luke: You've been watching Toy Story again!
    • Sarah Jane's interview with Joseph Serf, a succession of thinly veiled accusations from Sarah Jane met with a barrage of thinly veiled threats from main villain Harrison.
    • The part where the Skullions, trying to make Joseph Serf smile, accidentally make him do a "sexy smile," meaning he essentially out of nowhere starts giving Sarah Jane bedroom eyes.
    • "GRAB HARRISON'S PEN FULL STOP." Clyde has never been so glad to see a full stop before.
    • Sarah Jane is captured by Harrison and vows to stop him. His response?
    Harrison: What are you going to do, hit me with your handbag?
    • Given that it's Sarah Jane, god knows just what her handbag actually does have in it. It could easily hurt you with some of the things she probably carries around!
    • Luke being a Shipper on Deck and coining the Portmanteau Couple Name.
    • 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.
    • A bit of Getting Crap Past the Radar: After Luke tells Clani to "grab Harrison's pen."
    Clyde: "I have never been so glad to see a full stop."
  • 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!

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