Favourite Comedy Scene?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Smellmet, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Smellmet

    Smellmet Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Aug 5, 2013
    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.

  2. Kirby

    Kirby Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 16, 2003
    Alt: 5280
    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.
  3. Vandervecken

    Vandervecken Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    May 1, 2012

    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.
  4. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 24, 2006
    Los Angeles
    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."
  5. Ro_Laren

    Ro_Laren Commodore Commodore

    Dec 12, 2004
    The Badlands
    Data's "Ode to Spot" in TNG's Schisms

  6. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2012
    Melakon's grave
    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.
  7. Rickman Hamtylerdurden

    Rickman Hamtylerdurden Commodore Commodore

    Oct 28, 2011
    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.:borg:
  8. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 20, 2009
    The scene where Data asks Worf to take care of Data's cat, priceless.

  9. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Great Britain
    Worf's reply to what Q can do to prove his mortality

    Worf: Die
  10. Shat Happens

    Shat Happens Captain Captain

    Jul 24, 2013
    As pointed by the OP, the absolute beste has to be:

    The funniest (consistently funny) character is The Doctor
  11. Smellmet

    Smellmet Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Aug 5, 2013
    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.
  12. Jedi_Master

    Jedi_Master Admiral Admiral

    May 25, 2011
    Soaking up the sun
    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"
  13. Push The Button

    Push The Button Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 21, 2013
    Smithfield, Rhode Island USA
    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.
  14. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    "Double dumbass on YOU!"

    And of course: Nuclear Wessels. :guffaw:
  15. Smellmet

    Smellmet Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Aug 5, 2013
    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
  16. Shat Happens

    Shat Happens Captain Captain

    Jul 24, 2013
    Punk on Bus, anyone?
  17. Smellmet

    Smellmet Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Aug 5, 2013
    Great one. I always found the whole numbtongue? scene in ST09 amusing too
  18. Kevman7987

    Kevman7987 Captain Captain

    May 20, 2013
    Erie, PA, USA
    There's an extra in the background that does a fist-pump right before Data. On the DVD commentary track featuring Braga & Moore, they mention that Brent Spiner will make sure "he'll never work in this town again."

    My favorite comedy scene in all of Star Trek is when the tribbles all get dumped on Kirk's head in TTWT and the exchanges around it:

  19. varek

    varek Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 3, 2009
    Danville, IN, USA
    I like the scene on DS9 where the incompetent hitmen vaporized their target and left a big splotch on the carpet! Also, where Garak and Quark are discussing the Federation's success, after the Dominion War had ended.
  20. wulfio

    wulfio Captain Captain

    Jun 29, 2014
    Ontario, Canada
    I think I can come up with a few good ones from TNG.

    Deja Q

    There`s a few gags in there I can`t recall, but the ones that come to mind are guinan sticking a fork in Q`s hand, and the Mariachi scene when he gets his powers back.

    The Dauphin

    Wesley gets tips from the crew on picking up chicks. The scene where Worf just screams at him makes me laugh. And where Riker tries to show Wesley how to sweet talk a woman; which results in him giving Riker & Guinan a dirty look.

    Captain`s Holiday

    Riker is telling Picard about all the women on Risa, asking `did I mention the women` and Deanna promptly responds `too often`.

    The Schizoid Man

    The eulogy that Data gives.

    And then finally every time they tell Wesley to shut up.