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Funny / The Sword in the Stone

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I know it's iconic, but are you sure you don't want to at least trim it?
  • The Lampshade Hanging Merlin gives about their predicament after escaping the pike, with a knight's helmet wedged tight on his head, as he's struggling to dry himself off.
  • A drenched Archimedes shakes himself dry only to have his feathers pluff.
  • Arthur wrote cursive F and G backwards.
    • What's even funnier is Archimedes doesn't seem to mind the backwards F, and only chastises Arthur on writing the G backwards
  • Archimedes laughing uncontrollably when Merlin's model plane crashes. Until then he'd been so consistently crabby.
  • Merlin's wand tangling up in his beard, causing him to try to pull it out, resulting in a gigantic puff.
  • "Blow me to Bermuda!"
  • Merlin introducing Archimedes to Ector when they first meet.
    Merlin: My name is Merlin. Er, this is er Archimedes, a highly educated owl.
    [Archimedes clears throat, stands tall and thrusts out chest]
    Ector: Educated owl?! Har-har! A-whoo! Say, that's a good one!
    [Archimedes flies off to perch on the antler of a deer with his back to the room]
  • When the fat squirrel pursues Merlin:
    • "Now look here. I am not a boy. I-I mean, I'm not a squirrel, I'm a boy...I'm an old man. An old HU—MAN!!" (As the fat squirrel grabs him around the waist.)
    • "Madam! MA-DAM!!"
    • And the fat squirrel's horrified and outraged reaction when Merlin changes back into a human. The younger squirrel's reaction to Wart changing back, on the other hand...
      • "THERE!!! Now you see? I'm an ugly, horrible, grouchy old man!!!"
      • He then barks at her, scaring her back up the tree, where she makes an indignant, disgusted "well I never" sound.
      • And when being tickled he starts to say "I'm a stupid old-!"
    • Early on in the sequence, Wart tries to hide from the girl squirrel in Merlin's tail. Merlin helpfully shows her where to look.
    • Merlin is juggling his acorn around in a way that would do the Harlem Globetrotters proud, being incredibly smug as he sings about the confusing and infuriating nature of love. Then he notices the older fat squirrel making eyes at him. He fumbles his acorn and looks at the audience, finishing the song with a tone of "help me!"
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    • Merlin tries to shoo her away, but when he gently shoves her, she shoves him into the tree.
  • The entire wizard's duel, but particularly the part where Merlin turns into a walrus in mid air and lands on chicken-Mim.
    • And the fact that, after doing so, is about to ask her if she's all right.
    • And Madame Mim turns into an elephant, grabs him and yells "You... YOU BIG BLIMP!!" Merlin turns into a mouse and scares the bejeebers out of her.
      • Then she turns into a tiger.
    • "Did I say no PURPLE dragons? DID I??
    • Immediately before the above, Merlin's response to seeing said purple dragon before him: "Now, now, Mim, no dragons, " Then again, she only wants rules so that she can break them.
    • The way the duel ended. Since Mim tried to cheat with Loophole Abuse, Merlin used the exact same tactic on her. She never said he couldn't turn himself into a virus.
      Merlin: Madam, I have not disappeared. I'm very tiny. I'm a germ, a rare disease, I'm called malagolintomontorosis. AND YOU CAUGHT ME, MIM!
      Mim: (Smiling smugly) WHAT?!
    • An amused Merlin afterwards tends to Mim, now bedridden, noting she should be fine after a few weeks rest and lots of sunshine.
    Mim: I hate sunshine! I! hate! horrible! wholesome! sunshine! I HATE IT, I HATE IT! I HATE! HATE! HATE!...(Merlin closes the door and leaves, with Mim's ranting inside still audible)
  • Everything about the wolf. He could share notes with Wile E. Coyote; he just can't catch a break! Just one example involving that poor canine: when the wolf, exhausted after chasing Arthur and Merlin, drags himself to the top of the hill, then sees that they doubled back on him.
  • Kay's reaction to Merlin's summoned blizzard. Inside a castle. In summer.
  • Kay somehow loses a jousting match... against a training dummy.
  • Archimedes nearly got crushed inside his house as it got shrunk by Merlin.
    Archimedes: Watch it, watch it, oooh, oooh, ugh, you, you, you - bumbling blockhead!
  • The Attack of the Dishes. Never bring a sword in a pots and pans fight.
  • When Merlin tries to make his model plane fly, unfortunately his beard gets tangled in the propeller.
    Archimedes: Man will fly alright [laughs] just like a rock.
    Merlin: It would have worked if-if it weren't for this infernal beard!
    • Followed by the most glorious laugh in any movie. It has to be seen and heard for oneself. Previously nothing but a humorless curmudgeon, he absolutely dies of laughter after Merlin's model ends up in the drink.
    • And what completely sells it is Merlin furiously puffing at his pipe trying hard not to lose his temper while Archimedes in the background just keeps right on howling.
  • Merlin's enchanted sugarbowl during the scene at Merlin's cottage. First it overfills Merlin's cup of tea because he didn't tell it stop, then when everything is being packed, it cuts in line and causes everything to back up.
    • Then when Merlin uses it to catch rain water in the rickety old tower during a downpour, it indignantly bails the water out of itself and puts its lid back on.
  • Merlin says that Archimedes is always cranky the morning after he stays up late. Wart laughs and quips that Archimedes must stay up every night, then. It takes Merlin a second to get it, but he chuckles at that.
  • Mim tells Wart that she can make herself even uglier. Wart replies that it would be quite impressive.
  • Sir Pellinore brushing his moustache whenever he gets wine on it.
  • At the end of the movie, inside the castle, whenever Wart opens a door or window to try and get out, he gets greeted by a crowd yelling "HAIL KING ARTHUR! LONG LIVE THE KING!" so hard that Archimedes is sent flying backwards.


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