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Old July 2 2014, 02:18 PM   #1
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Favourite Comedy Scene?

Apologies if this is a repeat thread but I've been on here a while and can't seem to recall seeing it before.

I know comedy has featured in Trek to varying degrees of success, so what's everyone's favourite funny scene or scenes?

I think the one that got the biggest belly laugh for me is from TVH, the 'do you guys like Italian? Yes, no, no, no, yes' scene. Spock's perfect deadpan delivery of the final 'yes' has me in stitches every time.

I'm also quite partial to the 'What is it with you anyway' line from Bones in TUC.

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Old July 2 2014, 03:39 PM   #2
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I love Worf's homage to John Belushi in Q-Pid.
The head slapping scene in Little Green Men with Quark and the Army guy.
Iggy Pop as the Vorta in the Magnificent Ferengi is pretty funny too.
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Old July 2 2014, 03:43 PM   #3
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From The Immunity Syndrome

MCCOY: Shut up, Spock! We're rescuing you.
SPOCK: Why, thank you, Captain McCoy.

Once again, as in the pizza scene you've described, Spock's delivery is just perfect. The level of sarcasm is just right here to keep it funny, and the scene is so tense, what with the music too, that you're really ready to laugh at something.


Quark trying to tempt Odo in Q-Less:

ODO: I'll never understand this obsession with accumulating material wealth. You spend your entire life plotting and scheming to acquire more and more possessions, until your living areas are bursting with useless junk. Then you die, your relatives sell everything and start the cycle all over again.
QUARK: Isn't there anything you desire?
ODO: I have my work. What more do I need?
QUARK: A suit of the finest Andorian silk? A ring of pure Surax? A complete set of Tanesh pottery? How about a latinum plated bucket to sleep in?
(Odo seems to consider it, then dismisses the idea)

When Odo looks briefly tempted by the latinum bucket idea, I just die.


Worf, Guinan, and prune juice.
Welcome to Hell kid. Enjoy the buffet.
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Old July 2 2014, 04:50 PM   #4
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Re: Favourite Comedy Scene?

There are a lot, so I may have to post frequently here.
Just a few to start with:

From Voyager:
"Get the cheese to sickbay."

From TOS:
"You should make a rather convincing Nazi."
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Old July 2 2014, 05:12 PM   #5
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Data's "Ode to Spot" in TNG's Schisms

Felis catus is your taxonomic nomenclature,
An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature;
Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses
Contribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.

I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.

A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion,
It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.

O Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
Connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.
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Old July 2 2014, 05:22 PM   #6
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In DS9: The Emperor's New Cloak
Mirror Ezri: I'm trying to save your lives.
Grand Nagus Zek: That's a very worthy goal!

VOY: Body and Soul
I consider it one of the best Star Trek comedies, and I generally don't like scifi comedy. Jeri Ryan doing Robert Picardo doing the EMH is hilarious.
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Old July 2 2014, 06:21 PM   #7
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Perhaps the look on Spock's face as he falls down after getting thorned in THE APPLE. Unintentional comedy, of course.

The entire Scott-Kirk exchange in Act Three of TRIBBLES. As a younger kid the humor went right over my head.

Worf's musical moment in the Leonard Nimoy two-parter. I kept hunting for that scene in reruns, but always seemed to miss it.

''Now, now, now, now, now!'' from RASCALS, plus Picard's increasing annoyance in CAPTAIN'S HOLIDAY.

Definitely Robert Picardo singing to calm down Tim Russ in VOYAGER. It wasn't just that scene itself. It came at the end of an extra-stressful workday and served as a terrific antidote at the time.

While the following wasn't pure comedy, I also remember a VOYAGER moment when aliens gave Janeway a convoluted ship route path which was anything but a straight line. So I drew an alternate middle-finger version for my friend which Janeway could submit to said aliens.
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Old July 2 2014, 07:05 PM   #8
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The scene where Data asks Worf to take care of Data's cat, priceless.

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Old July 2 2014, 08:38 PM   #9
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Worf's reply to what Q can do to prove his mortality

Worf: Die
On the continent of wild endeavour in the mountains of solace and solitude there stood the citadel of the time lords, the oldest and most mighty race in the universe looking down on the galaxies below sworn never to interfere only to watch.
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Old July 2 2014, 08:57 PM   #10
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As pointed by the OP, the absolute beste has to be:

Do you guys like Italian? Yes. No. Yes. No. I love Italian. And so do you. Yes.
The funniest (consistently funny) character is The Doctor
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Old July 2 2014, 09:07 PM   #11
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Another thing I love about that scene is that it's not goofy or slapstick, yet still manages to faithful to Spock's character - in that he really didn't know what to do in the situation, so just reverted to agreeing with his superior officer and friend. Even the bits where he's saying 'no' the look on Spock's face instantly conjures up images of pizza seriously disagreeing with his Vulcan stomach.

It's such as simple scene delivered to absolute perfection.
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Old July 2 2014, 09:13 PM   #12
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Uhura: "We receiving orders from Starfleet Command Captain. They are telling us to dock immediately, and be decommisioned"

Spock: "If I were human, my response would be "Go to Hell"... if I were human"
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Old July 2 2014, 09:36 PM   #13
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Any scene where Scotty is drinking or otherwise under the influence, and the events that result from this, are good for a laugh from me.
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Old July 2 2014, 10:19 PM   #14
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"Double dumbass on YOU!"

And of course: Nuclear Wessels.
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Old July 2 2014, 10:36 PM   #15
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Let's face it, a good chunk of 4 and some of 5 make the list for me.

Once the BoP gets destroyed in Generations, Data's fist-pumping YES! always makes me chuckle
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