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Dragon Ball (the original):

  • The first Tournament Arc, in which Krillin is able to fight a legendarily stinky opponent unhindered because he was drawn without a nose.
    • And then defeats him by farting in his face.
  • When Chichi first meets Master Roshi, she can't believe such a pervy geezer could possibly be the Master Roshi, so she decides to test him by throwing her helmet blade at him. He fails, but convinces her by showing his drivers license. For the rest of the mini-arc, Roshi wears a giant band-aid on his head.
  • From the very first episode.
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 Bulma: They're called Dragon Balls!

Goku: You mean some poor dragon-

Bulma: No! Not that kind!

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  • For this troper, it was when Ninja Murasaki from Dragon Ball landed his ass on Goku's magic staff. His painful reaction: PRICELESS!!!
  • Add the time when child Goku tries to have a bath with Bulma.
    • And later that episode when Goku takes off Bulma's panties and discovers that her "balls" are missing.
      • And that's just the set-up for a gag later on. When they meet Roshi and discover he has a Dragon Ball, he says he'll only give it up if Bulma shows him her panties. Bulma reluctantly agrees and lifts her gown, not realizing she's not wearing anything underneath. It's not until later when they get back to the capsule house that Bulma finds her panties on the floor and has an epic meltdown.
  • And when Yamcha, who was in the worst stage of his fear of women, sees Bulma naked. His face is priceless.
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  Yamcha: Not-Dragon-Balls — Definitely-Not-Dragon-Balls....

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  • When some Mooks are sent to Kame House to get the Dragon Balls...
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 Captain Dark: Tear the house apart. I want those Dragon Balls.

Master Roshi: And I can see why. You're obviously lacking in the balls department.

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 Bandages the Mummy: (laughs evilly) Pain and suffering are all you have to look forward to now!

Yamcha: Whatever! Anyone ever tell you your mummy dresses you funny? *Twinkle Smile*

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  • How can we forget when Goku learns the identity of the Cute Bruiser he was fighting in the last Tenkaichi Budoukai — Chichi, who has definitely grown into a Hot Amazon. And nearly everyone else goes WTF with him too, with the exception of Oolong (who figured who it was early). Then, after remembering her and his promise, and originally thinking a "bride" was something you ate, he asks her to marry him anyway. He spends the next several minutes of the episode having no clue why she's being so affectionate.
    • Of course, we all know he figures it out eventually. See: Gohan and Goten.
  • Jackie Chun's fight against Man-Wolf. It can't even be called a Curb Stomp Battle, Man-Wolf is so outclassed. Chun wins by making Man-Wolf fetch a bone he tossed out of the ring.
  • When Pilaf has captured the heroes int he first Dragon Ball hunt, he has their cell gassed to knock them out. He then comes in to gloat...and passes out himself.

Dragon Ball Z:

  • Goku and Gohan occasionally forget their own strength from time to time. Mild examples include the two trying to hold a cup normally and the cup shatters into a million pieces. But the biggest indication of this is when Goku gives his wife Chichi a reassuring pat on the back, only to send poor Chichi a distance of half a mile, destroying three walls of their house and annihilating a tree in the distance.
    • Funnier still: in the next scene, Chichi is only mildly irritated and has bandages on her head and her arm in a sling. Good thing she's Made of Iron, huh?
  • Goku explaining to Burter why he is so fast:
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 Goku: It must be my diet; I eat really wholesome foods.

Burter: You scum, your diet, huh? Well, you'll be eating my fist next!

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  • Vegeta wearing his "Bad Man" shirt in public. And getting relentlessly mocked by all of Goku's friends.
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 Vegeta: I'm a warrior, not a...variety of flower!

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    • Even Goku makes a quip about the pink shirt!
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 Vegeta: For starters, where in the world did you get that absurd looking outfit?

Goku: It's the latest fashion on planet Yardrat, but I guess it does look a little strange. But at least it's not pink!

Vegeta: Never mind! Who cares about your stupid clothes anyway!

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    • While they're waiting for Goku to land, Trunks keeps looking over at Vegeta, (because he's his father that he's never met but he can't tell Vegeta because it might mess up the timeline). Vegeta assumes he's staring because of the shirt, and says "If you like it so much you can have it."
  • Screw the "Bad Man" shirt. Piccolo's Postboy outfit is where it's at. That he was wearing because Chichi forced him to take driving lessons. Yes.
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 Goku: *sheepishly looks at a very stoic and unconcerned Piccolo* Um...do you know how to drive?

Piccolo: *flipping out* LEAVE ME OUT OF THIS!

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 Goku: *zooms past Piccolo's car* EAT MY DUST, PICCOLO!!!

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      • Also, remember when Chichi could stand on the Nimbus? What changed?
    • Forget Goku, remember Piccolo's driving instructor? Talk about road rage!
  • Goku biting Frieza's tail. Poor Frieza, his reaction was priceless.
    • It gets even better. He blows on his tail, and then looks around to make sure no one saw what just happened.
    • Speaking of Frieza, Goku delivers this little gem after he catches Frieza's tail:
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  • The hospital scene after the Ginyu force fight, where we learn that Goku is Afraid of Needles. Poor guy.
    • Also the Bulma/Mr. Popo exchange. Poor Bulma is absolutely terrified of Mr. Popo. She starts off whimpering ending in a terrified scream, whereas Mr. Popo does nothing more than exclaiming a very soft 'oh'. Queue somewhat an exchange of glances and continued zooming in on Mr. Popo's face. Hilarious. This scene can be carbon-copied straight into the abridged version!
  • Goku's reaction when Trunks tells him who is his mother is priceless. He actually falls down on the floor when Trunks spills the beans.
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 Goku: BULMA'S YOUR MOTHERRRR!!!!

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    • Piccolo's (who can hear the conversation due to Namekians having ultra-sensitive ears) and Vegeta's reactions are quite amusing as well:
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 Piccolo: *barely avoids Face Faulting*

Vegeta: *shocked* That guy just pointed his finger and Kakarot fell down!

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 Buu: It's not going to be the same as before!

Vegito: Ohhhh! Yeah, I see you have a bigger litter this time.

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  • From the DBZ World tournament arc, there is the re-enactment of the Cell , from the Spoof Toei Video Ident ("*Waves and rocks!* This show is brought to you by waves and rocks...") to the speed racer speech that everyone was assigned.
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 Goku: Hehehehe! Well, it was ridiculous and untrue but it kept me entertained!

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  • During the fight between Gotenks and Buu, Gotenks is being awesome and showy and taking four hours to power up and call his attacks...until Piccolo, sweatdropping hard, points to Buu, who is obliviously reading a magazine and drinking a fruity soda. Gotenks is pissed and yells at him to get up and fight. Buu replies "Why should I?" and reluctantly does so, still enjoying his drink.
    • During the grand entrance of the Super Saiyan 3, Goku starts playing paddle-ball with Buu's head tentacle.
  • Cell has one funny moment where he scares the shit out of a reporter and his cameramen.
  • At some point in HFIL, Goku goes back, only to find out the Ginyu Force, Frieza, and Cell are trying to break out. After getting their asses kicked, again...
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 Cell: This stinks.

King Cold: They could at least let us take showers...

Recoome: .... Does anybody wanna arm wrestle?

Everyone: SHUT UP!

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    • Then the screaming starts.
  • Apparently, Frieza never transforms without a countdown...
  • Puar gets one toward the end of the Frieza saga. Puar, Oolong, Chichi, Yajirobe and Master Roshi are planning to go to Namek as backup. Oolong is packing his things and saying that they should reconsider, when Puar burst into tears, sobbing into a photo of Yamcha and ranting about how s/he's not going to take this anymore. S/he then pops up into the screen, suddenly wearing a martial artists' headband:
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 Puar: Let's KICK BOOTY!

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  • End of the Cell saga. Krillin is attempting to talk to Android 18, and already making a mess of it when Gohan pops off at the mouth.
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 Gohan: I GOT IT! Krillin, you have a crush on Android 18, don't you!

Krillin: *epic slap* Thanks, Mister Smooth!

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    • "*loud whisper* Krillin! How do androids have babies!?"
      • 18's response: A bemused "spare me."
  • Another notable moment occurs after Vegeta learns that (kid) Trunks can go Super Saiyan.
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 Vegeta: If you can land a punch on my face, then I'll take you to the park for an hour.

Trunks: Wow! You mean it? Okay!

  • Trunks attacks Vegeta and manages to land a hit on his face, then Vegeta reacts by punching Trunks in the face by accident*

Trunks: *crying* You didn't say you were gonna hit back, Daaad...

Vegeta: Well I never said I wouldn't hit you now did I, Trunks?

Trunks: Noooo....but...

Vegeta: Dry your tears! We're going to the park now!

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  Piccolo: You know, I....don't think I'll ever get used to this...

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  • Just about every scene with the Ginyu Force, but particularly their first appearance. After receiving their orders, they start stomping around like crazy to psych themselves up for battle — fairly mundane in and of itself, but Frieza's utter "What the f*ck?" expression is priceless.
    • See for yourself here.
      • At 0:13. The face. It's LEGENDARY.
      • Only Dragon Ball would have even the villains who gleefully commit genocide to also have hilarious moments.
    • Three words: Dance of Joy.
    • When Goku punches Jeice in the face.
  • 18's first time participating in a tournament:
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 Announcer: Number Eighteen. Uhh, is that your real name?

Android 18: My father was a little dull.

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  • Dabura after he's dead is one of the most hilarious characters in the franchise: during his life he was the King of Demons, with all the evilness that implies. After dying, he's admitted into Heaven because "he would have enjoyed Hell". We later see him wandering around with Chichi, Videl, and Bulma acting like a complete Love Freak. Yes. The former King of Demons as a Love Freak!
  • "Mr. Satan VS Cell" puppet show. It goes just as well as you think it does.
    • *Kriing!*
  • This exchange after Vegeta and Goku escape from Super Buu's body, and everyone they rescued start popping back to regular size.
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 Goku: Look Vegeta, people popcorn!

Vegeta: ...What is he on...?

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  • "The Innards of Buu" in its entirety.
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 Vegeta: Use your instincts, Kakarot, left or right?

Goku: Hm. I'd have to say...left!

Vegeta: Good. Then I'm going right!

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  • This scene during the Buu saga, in which Buu falls for a girl and decides to make himself look pretty to her. He looks into a nearby magazine and sees a picture of a "pretty boy" and changes his face into the one from the magazine, while saying "Baby!" in an Elvis-esque voice.
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 Buu: Hello girl! You think Buu sexy?

Girl: (terrified) Wha?! Yes, I..think you're very, very sexy!

Buu: Yay, then give Buu smooch! *extends his lips*

Girl: *screams in horror*

Buu: Why you teasing Buu?! You play with Buu's feelings! *sees magazine* Hmm, what this? So Earth girls like boys look like this, huh? How Buu supposed to live up to body image in magazine!? Oh, Buu know!

  • rearranges his face to be pretty, girl reacts in horror*

Buu: (Elvis-like voice) You girls don't know what you want!

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    • The scene where Babidi gets blown to pieces. "Buu no help you, Buu no help!"
  • Although the Afterlife Tournament was a filler arc, it took advantage of the downtime between the Cell and Great Saiyaman/Majin Buu arcs to get back to the action comedy that was Dragon Ball's original appeal. This peaked at the (extremely short) tournament battle between fighters Tapikar and Torbie:
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 Tapikar: "Haah...haah... I'm tired... I give up."

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  • Dende shouting at Gohan and Krillin when they first awaken Porunga.
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  "Don't piss off the god of love!!"

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  • During DBZ's World Tournament arc when Vegeta not only says his 8-year-old son will easily beat Hercule, but he then procededs to really rip into him. Right in front of Videl. So Gohan attempts the most awkward cover up of all time. See for yourself.
  • Gohan tries teaching Videl the concept of ki. When she doesn't get it, Goten helps clarify things.
  • During the final Tournament, a young man heckles Vegeta. It ends about as well as you'd expect.
  • Chichi meets Videl. It goes about as well as you'd expect, with Chichi acusing Videl of being a hussy trying to steal her son and Videl trying to defend herself. It eventually regreeses into Chichi sticking her tounge out while Videl bares her teeth at her. But it speaks for itself really.
  • When (kid) Trunks reveals to Vegeta that he can turn Super Saiyan.
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 Vegeta: (stunned, watching Trunks zoom around) Did... I miss something? When was it that the pride of the Saiyan race was reduced to a child's plaything!? *orders Trunks to stop* Tell me, can the youngest child of Kakarot do this as well?

Trunks: Yeah, we do it all the time!

Vegeta: (in thought) Yes, naturally, it's a Super Saiyan bargain sale!

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  • During the ten days before the Cell Games, Super Saiyan Goku is relaxing on the grass. Krillin wonders to himself about what an amazing fighter Goku has become. He sees a large rock lying nearby and deduces that if he throws it at Goku, the latter would sense it coming and catch/deflect it. It doesn't work.
    • As a bonus, it's a really cool Call Back to a similar scene in the very first saga of Dragon Ball, when Chichi tries a similar thing when she first meets Master Roshi.
  • After defeating Majin Buu, Goku takes a relaxing bath with Goten and Trunks. Then this happens.
    • Vegeta's reaction towards the whole event is priceless.
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 Vegeta: *looking at audience* What are you looking at?

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 Vegeta: You idiot! How could you!? Don't you have any sense at all!? Let it kiss your woman!

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    • And this is after Gohan shot down Goku's earlier suggestion of using Videl.
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 Gohan: Dad, there's no way you're going to make my girlfriend kiss that old relic!

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    • By the way, this isn't filler, it's actually in the manga.
      • And Goku's reason (in the manga) for not using Chichi?
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  Goku: She'd kill me!

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  • In a moment almost as funny as it's abridged counterpart, Recoome says this after being attacked by Krillen and Gohan and getting his teeth messed up
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 Recoome: Something tells me I'm gonna be real pissed off next time I look in a mirror.

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  Announcer: Next time on Dragon Ball Z: nine minutes of Vegeta fuming! 11 minutes of Goku fretting! Plus: somebody throws a punch! To find out who, tune in next week to Dragon Ball Z!

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  • Pretty much any time the Z-Fighters interact with normal humans in Dragon Ball Z (like the driving lessons, and at the World Tournament at the start of the Majin Buu arc).
  • The scene where Cell announces the Cell Games to Trunks.
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  Cell: I can't wait to see the look on their faces.*Trunks makes a horrified face* That's it, that's the look.

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    • On that note, in the anime when Cell breaks into the news station to announce where he's holding the Cell Games, we have Master Roshi watching TV to find he's how interrupted by Cell breaking through the floor, and he changes the channel only for it to happen again, and again, and again, almost as if Cell is intentionally trolling him.
  • Frieza (as portrayed by Linda Young) has some pretty funny lines.
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  Frieza: (after killing Krillin) Pop goes the weasel, haha.

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    • And this exchange with SS Goku:
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 Goku: They (the Saiyans) paid for their crimes.

Frieza: They paid for their crimes, really? I thought I blew them all up.

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  • In the Funimation dub, when Captain Ginyu, in Goku's body, shouts out, "Get ready... THE CAPTAIN'S COMING TO GET YOOOOOUUUUUU!!" before pausing with, "Wait...that doesn't sound right," and struggling to think of something else, leaving Gohan and Krillin to attack Ginyu, who shouts in surprise, "Hey! I haven't even started yet!"
  • Before that, when Goku and Ginyu are fighting, Ginyu pauses for a moment to "introduce himself properly", complete with one of his ridiculous poses. Which Goku immediately copies.
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 Goku: Like this?

Ginyu: No, no, no, your other leg is raised.

Goku: Huh... But, you know, this pose... It doesn't really do anything, does it?

Ginyu: *fumes*

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  • The last appearance of the frog in Captain Ginyu's body near the end of the Frieza Saga is pretty funny to. Also, it's nice knowing that the frog (who hadn't done anyone any harm) not only made it to Earth, but survived the punishment Ginyu had put his body through before.
  • When Gohan becomes the Great Saiyaman and fails to realize how ridiculous his costume is.
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 Piccolo: What is the meaning of those ridiculous clothes?

Gohan: Ah, you just don't know style!

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    • And later, Goku mocks it.
    • Later, as Gohan is on his way toward Roshi's island, he wonders to himself "Of all people, Piccolo. I mean, who is he to talk, he wears a turban for heaven's sake! And then there's those pointy little booties and who knows what thing is on his shoulders... Huh, come to think of it, I used to dress just like him."
  • Gohan doing his Saiyaman intro to a pair of random criminals, who promptly mock him saying his intro is stupid. Gohan gets pissed off and stomps a hole in the street telling them he worked really hard on that, so they both agree that it was really cool.
  • Tien tells a joke.
  • Vegeta's sarcastic explanation to Cell as to how he became so powerful so quickly:
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 Vegeta: "I do a lot of push-ups and sit-ups, and I drink plenty of juice."

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  • Mr. Satan trying to fight Cell, he throws dozens of punches and kicks without even realizing that they aren't doing anything before Cell sends him flying with a casual slap. Krillin afterwords says that he's was rooting for Cell the whole time.

Dragon Ball GT:

Movies and Specials:

  • Krillin's attempt at singing in Broly: The Legend.
  • Early in Cooler's Revenge, Goku is suddenly interested in Gohan getting his schoolwork done, and is in fact insisting he finish it before anything else. Chichi, hearing this, concludes that this sudden Out-of-Character Moment is the result of brain damage.
  • In Trunks The Story, which was adapted into the Trunks TV special, Trunks asks Gohan to take him to fight the 'droids. Gohan's response? "Trunks! Look over there!" *smack*
  • Another hilarious Android 18 moment was in Bio-Broly when she basically shows who's the dominant figure in the household.
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 Android 18: Now do as I say and wait at Roshi's house.

Krillin: No, I'm coming with you.

Android 18: You look after the baby.

Krillin Aww, but 18!

Android 18: Why won't you simply obey me?!

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  • From the UK dub of "The World's Strongest" (one minute and fifteen seconds in): "We would have to change the attitude of everyone on Earth to make them a PENIS!! In every way!!"
    • Well, okay, it's "obey us" but really, this is the closest thing DBZ will ever get to "Pingas".
  • In "Fusion Reborn", when Goku attempts to convince Vegeta to do the Fusion Dance as the former is just newly revived and the latter is dead and both are fighting a very powerful demon who's kicking both of their asses...
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 Vegeta: I'd rather die than fuse with you!

Goku: But Vegeta! YOU'RE ALREADY DEAD! You've got no choice!

Vegeta: *realizes the Fridge Logic and pouts*

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 Vegeta: Fuse with you?! Hmph, I'd rather die!

Goku: *gives an exasperated sigh and replies in a completely deadpan, matter-of-fact manner* But Vegeta, you're already dead.

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    • Also from "Fusion Reborn", the group summon Shenron to return all the souls to the other world, however he explains that he can't as there are no barriers between the worlds to keep them there. The group seem to ignore Shenron then, who then says
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 Shenron: Uh..*ahem* Don't you people have any more wishes?

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    • The best part of that, nobody bothered letting Shenron leave so he's still stuck waiting for somebody ask for a wish at the end of the movie.
  • Vegeta meeting Gure in the 2008 web special. I should mention that the character being discussed, Gure, is a 2-foot, dot-eyed, dress-wearing alien with gray skin, while Tarble is a normal-looking Saiyan.
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 Vegeta: Tarble, who is this with you?

Tarble: Oh, sorry. This is my wife.

Vegeta: *looking like his eyeballs are about to beat a hasty retreat from his skull* Your WIFE!?

Gure: *runs up, smiling cheerfully* How do you do, brother? Nice to meet you! *bows* It's an honor!

Vegeta: (totally catatonic) *bows* Oh, no...the honor's mine...

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 Piccolo: Is it over?

Vegeta: Not until the fish jumps. *fish jumps* It's over.

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