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"Now that's comedy!"
Slappy Squirrel's Catchphrase, Animaniacs

There's no rule saying cartoons always have to be funny... but no one's going to complain if they are.

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    Warner Bros. Cartoons 
  • In Taz-Mania, Digeri Dingo has MANY crowning moments of funny.
    • "I really thought Taz was my friend. I can't believe he'd stoop to such ugly depths for his own personal gain. That's MY job and he knows it!"
    • "What if George Washington didn't feel like crossing the Delaware? What if Thomas Edison didn't feel like inventing the lightbulb? And hey, what if the producers of this very show didn't feel like producing it and odds are, they don't!"
    • "Kids, that's a literary reference, you look it up when you're in college!"
    • (Digeri impersonates Taz's face) "Why for you hiding in the cold cold bushes with a shovel?"
    • "Then you can come back Dingo! Haha, I am capable of saying anything!"
  • In one episode of Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island, Fred and the gang adopt a "Rainbow-Butted Fruit Monkey" (a baboon with a mood-ring for a butt), which they name Happy. The humor comes when they introduce him to Mr. Greenrind:
    Slide and Slide: His name is... ta-dah! (show the pink paint on their rear ends)
    Mr. Greenrind: Who would name an animal "Pink Banana Butts"?! That's weird, even for you two!

    Hanna-Barbera and Cartoon Network 
  • Every Super Secret Secret Squirrel episode was hilarious, but this one takes the cake.
    "Fear not, Morocco! The egg is sa-" *HONK* *SPLAT*
    • Or the one where Secret dresses in drag to try and calm down a giant panda (he wasn't allowed to physically hurt him because pandas were endangered), complete with fishnets. He walks offscreen, looking very upset, and there's the sounds of a beating. Morocco keeps offering "helpful advice" like "Maybe he needs a hug. Maybe there's a thorn in his paw..." Finally, Secret is thrown back onscreen, and winds up half-buried in a building.
      "Or maybe he's just a jerk..."

  • There are lots of funny Peanuts moments- Peppermint Patty finding out that she graduated from a dog school in A Charlie Brown Celebration, Snoopy deflating the wheel on the umpire's chair and getting thrown out of Wimbledon in Bon Voyage Charlie Brown, Marcie getting her foot caught in a ball washer at a golf course because she thought it was a "shoe washer" in It's an Adventure Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty thinking that a butterfly that landed on her nose turned into an angel and flew away and calling a call-in radio show to talk about it and having the host say "Sorry folks, just another nut calling in" (also from It's an Adventure Charlie Brown), Linus designing a video game and having the villain resemble Lucy and Lucy's reaction when she sees it from an episode of The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show, Lucy watching Linus draw a picture of her for a school project and wanting him to "put in the mouth" but Linus is reluctant because he is planning to draw her a huge mouth and Lucy's reaction when she sees it from another episode, Snoopy and a bear both scaring each other in Race for Your Life Charlie Brown, and Charlie Brown getting into a motorcycle accident and accidently getting sent to a vets office in You're a Good Sport Charlie Brown.
  • From The Secret Saturdays: "Your mom has bad science."
    • The puberty jokes in episode 19.
  • In the Mega Man cartoon, Mega Man steals Pharaoh Man's power. Rather than be cowed or blasted, he punches Mega in the face when he spouts his Catchphrase.
  • Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto (of Allegro non Troppo fame) tackles the tricky question of "where do babies come from?" in his ten-minute short, A Baby Story. It's 10 Crowning Moments of Funny, but the biggest laugh comes when the baby punches the gynecologist in the eye. (The condom gag is a close second.)
  • This scene from Street Fighter was probably meant to be at least somewhat funny, but... well, Guile's take on disarming a bomb... oh, let's just get on with it.
    Guile: (muttering to himself) That goes to the detonator... no, this one... no, that's the failsafe... oh, who built this thing?! That's it! Heartburn!
  • Arthur And The Square Knights Of The Round Table
    Sir Lancelot: You're the Lady of the Lake? But you're a beautiful myth.
    Lady of the Lake: Thank you.
  • In the Wacky Races Forever pilot, Dick Dastardly disobeys orders to try and cheat because he thinks his boss is giving him coded messages to do the opposite of what he's telling him. So Dick Dastardly turns his car around to drive a massive cheese wedge between two siblings. Muttley facepalms because Dick Dastardly is less than three feet away from the finish line, but Dick Dastardly declares "they can't win fairly, ergo they have to cheat!"
  • The first Bratz animated movie, Starrin' and Stylin' is So Bad, It's Good, and has many really good moments. This channel has all the parts. Highlights include Sasha's dancing and Jade's lapse in fashion sense.