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  • At DragonCon '06, a question is popped "If you could play any other role on Stargate who would you be?"
    • Made even better by another of the cast having a Spit-Take in the background as he says it.
      • And apparently his character agrees, because when he cameos in season 8 he takes the chair with him when he leaves.
      • Daniel also agrees;

(As part of a training scenario for new recruits, Daniel is occupying Hammond's office.)
Daniel: (Sitting in Hammond's chair) Oh, I have to tell you, I like this scenario way better than the last one. Have you tried this chair? This is like…really comfortable. (Pounds the chair's arm to prove it)

  • The episode where the Ori are using preparing to use a stargate to open a blackhole and power a supergate. The team brings through the "gate-buster" super nuke, to find a Prior standing there, praying aloud.

Mitchell: I am legally required to inform you that this is a naquadriah-enhanced nuclear explosive device. Once we retreat through the gate, it will detonate, completely vaporizing anything within a thousand kilometers.
(the Prior continues praying)
Mitchell: ...sir, you are aware that you are within a thousand kilometers of this device?

  • "Window of Opportunity," specifically the "This is a time loop so you can get away with anything" montage ("In the middle of my backswing?!"). And when Colonel O'Neill is explaining to Teal'c what the phrase "lose it" means.

O'Neill: (while drawing on a plate with ketchup and mustard) "I'm tellin' you Teal'c, if we don't find a way outta this soon I'm gonna lose it."
Teal'c: (cocks eyebrow)
O'Neill: "Lose it... It means go crazy. Nuts. Insane. Bonzo. No longer in posession of one's faculties. Three fries short of a Happy Meal. (holds up drawing of smiley face) WACKO!"

  • And also:

The Unscheduled Off-World Activation alarms go off, heralding the reset of the Groundhog Day Loop.
O'Neill: The thing that really bothers me [about starting the loop over again] is that Daniel's in the middle of asking me a question, and I wasn't paying attention the first time.
Teal'c: You are not the only one who must endure some discomfort, O'Neill.
Loop begins again. Red Shirt opens a door and hits Teal'c.
Red Shirt: Oh, I'm so sorry sir! I didn't see you there.
Teal'c: You have said that on many occasions. Perhaps next time I will not be so forgiving.

      • And then one of the first things he does in the "This is a time loop so you can get away with anything" montage is interrupt the Red Shirt's apology by shutting the door on him.
    • And the moment Daniel points out to them that they could get away with anything, they immediately get up and walk out of the room. Daniel's face when he realizes what he's just done is priceless.
  • Also, Daniel Jackson in the episode "The Sentinel".

Lieutenant Kershaw: "I feel better just knowing there's an archaeologist watching our backs."
Daniel: (holds up a knife) "Yeah, which end do the bullets go in again?"

    • From the above mentioned "Window of Opportunity"

Jack O'Neill: What kind of archaeologist carries a weapon?
Daniel Jackson: [raising his hand] Uh, I do.
Jack O'Neill: Okay... Bad example.

  • Daniel asking about Tollan communication technology:

Daniel: "But the Nox are thousands of light-years away... how could a message have traveled that fast?"
Omoc: *picks up stick* "The distance between the ends seems far, until you do this." *bends the stick so that its opposite ends touch*
Daniel: "Wait! I've heard about this. You're... you're talking about actually folding space!"
Omoc: (smiles indulgently) "...no."

  • Many of the conversations between O'Neill and the various Goa'uld count as this

Baal: "You dare mock me?!"
O'Neill: "Baal, you know me. Of course I dare mock you."

  • Much of "The Other Guys", especially O'Neill's reaction to Felger & Coombs' "rescue".

Felger: "I brought Coombs with me!"
O'Neill: (staring in disbelief) "Look everybody, he brought Coombs with him!"

    • Felger and Coombs arguing with each other:

Felger: "Don't panic! Just think... what would Colonel O'Neill do in this situation?"
Coombs: "You want me to shoot you?"

    • And this exchange after Herak torures O'Neill.

Herak: "This is nothing compared to what Anubis is capable of!"
O'Neill: (lying on the floor, in pain) "You ended that sentence with a preposition. Bastard!"

    • When Felger and Coombs arrive aboard a Goa'uld ring platform, Felger immediately raises his gun, ducks his head, covers his eyes with his other arm, then slowly turns in a circle while blindly emptying his gun at absolutely nothing.
    • "The Other Guys", full stop.
  • The Reveal that Vala Is A Girl. Must be seen to be believed.
    • Vala smacking Daniel with a fire extinguisher.
    • Daniel and Vala arguing with each other while she's in Prometheus's brig.
    • In that same episode is this exchange:

Vala: "Whatever happens, I just want you to know that..."
Daniel: (stuns her)

Jack: You're so *shallow*.
Daniel: Oh, please, Teal'c's like one of the deepest people I know. He's...SO deep. [to Teal'c] Go ahead, tell 'em how deep you are. [to Jack] You'll be lucky if you understand this.
Teal'c: [pause] My depth is not relevant to this conversation.
Daniel: Ooooh, ya see?!
O'Neill: Okay, no more beer for you.

  • Window of Opportunity. I need say no more.
  • Except maybe "Urgo."
    • "Row, row, row your boat..." "I don't even know the words to Row, row, row your boat!"
    • "Isn't that hot?" "Extremely."
    • "I wanna live! I want to experince the universe! And I wanna eat pie!"
  • Or "Wormhole X-Treme".
  • From "The Other Side"

Col. O'Neill: So, what's your impression of Alar?
Teal'c: That he is concealing something.
Col. O'Neill: Like what?
Teal'c: I am unsure. He is concealing it.

  • What about Sam pointing out that they can probably never go public with what they discover going through the 'gate?

Jack: Guess I'm going to have to cancel that Oprah interview.
Teal'c: What is an Oprah?

  • More Teal'c:

Ba'al: It's my clones. They want to kill me!
Teal'c: (Deadpan) That would make all of us.

  • The scene where Jonas Quinn accidentally convinces Teal'c that he wants to take over the world. "No. No conspiracy. I promise." Almost immediately followed by him reaching into his jacket, very ominously, and pulling out... a banana. It's Jonas.
  • "The Russians are coming."
  • When Daniel has resigned in Forever in a Day, he walks into Hammond's office to hear Jack complaining about his replacement.

Jack: The kid's got two left feet. He's slowing us down!
Daniel: Deja vu.
Jack: Deja vu.
Daniel: Deja vu.

  • Jack and Teal'c trading bodies in "Holiday".

O'Neill (in Teal'c's body): Teal'c, I'm going to go see General Hammond. Promise me you won't touch the head.

  • "What's that got to do with filming a plant?!"
  • Most of "1969", with a special mention to Daniel's response to being asked (in Russian) if he's a Soviet spy. He answers "no" - in Russian. Then there's the team returning at the end dressed for the '60s. Hammond's expression was priceless.
    • In the same episode, the entire scene where Daniel and Sam went to Catherine Langford's house pretending to be German friends of her father. Something about Daniel's glasses in that scene always cracks me up.
      • Also, how exasperated Daniel sounds when Jack asks how they can pretend to be foreigners. "I speak 23 languages, Jack, pick one".
    • Also, Teal'c's outfit. The pink tye-dye outfit and the ridiculous fro could only have come from the rest of SG-1 deliberately getting him the craziest thing he could wear, with Teal'c totally unaware they were making fun at him.
    • Not to mention Jack's interrogation. Keeping in mind, this is 1969... "You're right. I lied. My name isn't Kirk. It's Skywalker. Luke Skywalker." Plus Jack's natural talent for annoying anyone who tries to interrogate him.
    • At the very end of the episode, Hammond casually reminds Jack of the money they borrowed from him in the past - which comes to a few hundred dollars, "with interest."
    • Teal'c + hippies = nothing but hilarity.
  • "Go suck a lemon" (said to a character who not long before mentioned having a lethal allergy to citrus).
  • Daniel imitating a ship to make the Unas understand how the Goa'uld can attack. Made doubly hilarious if you remember him doing the same thing on Abydos in the original movie... with a chicken. (That was a CMOF in its own right).
    • The fact that Chakka, Daniel's Unas friend, gives him an incredulous "What the hell are you doing?" look as he does this never fails to elicit laughter.
  • Daniel trying to convince Jack that he's subconsciously leading them to the lost city.

Daniel: Sphere - planet, label - name!
Jack: Following, you, still, not!

    • When Daniel explains his reasoning Carter remains skeptical because while Jack may well be filling in crossword clues with Ancient stargate adresses, he also answered "celestial body" with 'Uma Thurman'. Ah, Jack.
  • Or how about the time when Daniel was talking about how a robot girl's "attention wanders, it's like she has the mind of a child," while Jack is making faces through a magnifying glass in the background.
  • Talking about Anubis' latest plan to be evil:

Rodney McKay: Now that would be embarrassing, wouldn't it? 'Nothing can stop the destruction that I bring upon you'! Then the 'gate shuts down. 'Oops, sorry, never mind.'

    • Then, later on, "Yeah, hey, Anubis, this is your agent. You're playing it way over the top, could you get serious, please?"
  • There's a scene in "Ripple Effect" where Asgard scientist Kvasir expounds upon the merits of courage in SG-1's upcoming mission... followed by an abrupt "Good luck" and beaming off the bridge. Daniel comments, "I miss Thor."
  • Vala finding the treasure in "Avalon". In fact, many of Vala's scenes in that episode. "I like your outfit." "Isn't this where I beat you up?" "I haven't been this disappointed since Daniel and I had sex!"
  • Daniel in "Bad Guys" - they're supposed to be holding people hostage, and Daniel's pretending to be the leader.

Daniel: Take as much time as you need, run things through proper channels. We're in no rush.
Negotiator (shocked): I'm sure the hostages would disagree with you.
Daniel: Why? We're not gonna hurt them. (Sees Teal'c staring at him) ...Unless you get cute! In which case there's gonna be, uh, killing and ... whatnot. (Teal'c rolls his eyes)

    • Followed by Daniel losing his cool when two female hostages start fighting over one sleeping with the other's guy. 'Tis hilarious. Daniel's attitude in that episode in general is just hilarious.
    • Teal'c zats a politician contemplating escape, then has this to say to the others:

Please remain calm, while we try to rectify this most unfortunate circumstance.

  • A masculine Goa'uld super-soldier hitting on Daniel. It turns out to be Vala, but for that minute when Daniel didn't know that, this troper couldn't stop laughing.

Daniel: Well, you kept the wrong guy, because I really don't know anything about the ship.
Kull Warrior: But you are very attractive.
Daniel: [coughs]...What?... Hey, you know, big guy, I'm flattered, really I am, it's just that, uh, you're not my type. And I'm more than a little disturbed that I might be yours.

      • The fight between Daniel and Vala is hilarious as well.
  • In "The Quest, Pt 2", when SG-1 (plus a few others) are being chased by a dragon, which Daniel believes can be defeated by "knowing its secret name."

Mitchell: So what are we supposed to do, just start guessing?
Vala: Darryl... the Dragon...
Mitchell: How 'bout "Smokey"?
Teal'c: Perhaps... "Puff."
Daniel: (Annoyed) Would you just give me a minute?

    • Then Mitchell hatches a plan to kill the dragon by trying to throw a block of C-4 under it, claming "that's where it's weakest," as if he's an expert on dragons.
    • Follow that up with Teal'c making the toss, and the dragon catching and swallowing the C-4 instead. When it explodes inside the dragon, apparently causing nothing more than an urpy tummy, Teal'c is left standing dumbstruck in front of it, eyes slightly wide and visibly gulping. (And if you've watched him for the nine and a half years prior, that sight would be hysterical).
  • The scene where SG-13 walks through the Stargate onto yet another foresty planet.

Col. Dixon: I don't see any indication of anything here.
Dr. Balinsky: Take the usual bet on that, sir?
Col. Dixon: Sure. Wells?
Airman Wells: Abandoned naquadah mine.
Col. Dixon: Boring. But good odds. Bosworth?
Bosworth: I'm going to put my money on trees, sir.
Col. Dixon: Bosworth's disqualified for being a smart ass. I'll go with two-headed aliens.

    • It didn't hurt having Col. Dixon played by Adam Baldwin.
    • Followed by the immortal line:

Balinsky: Oh man, Dr Jackson's going to die when he sees this!
Bosworth: What, again?

  • Future First Prime to Anubis Herak and O'Neill give us this immortal exchange.

Herak: This is nothing compared to what my master Anubis is capable of.
O'Neill: You ended that sentence in a preposition! Bastard!

  • When General Hammond tells Jack that they are going to put a Russian officer on SG-1:

Jack: Over my rotting corpse.
*beat*
Jack: I'm sorry, sir, did I just say that out loud?
Hammond: I told him you'd give it careful consideration.
Jack: And that I will, Sir. But I'm pretty sure I'm still gonna say...bite me.

  • In "Point of No Return" Teal'c greatly enjoys the vibrating bed.
  • Any time one of SG-1 has to impersonate a Goa'uld, such as Daniel claiming to be the System Lord "the great and powerful Oz" (the look Jacob/Selmak gives him sells it) and Jack demonstrating his extremely limited knowledge of the language.

Jack O'Neill: "Jaffa, kree!"
Daniel Jackson: "Jaaaack?"
Jack: "You heard me! I said kree!"

    • Daniel attempts improvisation again in Prometheous Unbound, trying to pass himself off as a bounty hunter.

"The name's Olo. Hans Olo."

  • From "1969":

Michael: So your thing, that thing, on your forehead; what's it symbolize? Peace?
Teal'c: Slavery. To false gods.
Michael: Right on?
[...]
Michael: We're even thinking of crossing the border up to Canada.
Teal'c: For what reason?
Michael: You know, man. The war.
Teal'c: The war with Canada?
Michael: No.
[...]
American Soldier: Vi sovietski spionè?
Daniel: Nyet!
O'Neill: Daniel?
Daniel: He just asked if we were Soviet sp-... oh.

  • Teal'c again, when talking to Tanith, a known Goa'uld spy among the Tok'ra:

Tanith: "Why have I been left out of such important discussions?"
Teal'c: (matter-of-factly) "The Tok'ra did not wish Apophis to be informed."

  • O'Neill after hearing about an attack planned by Anubis.

O'Neill: Three days from now? That's a Thursday. Thursday's not good for us.

  • O'Neill and a nomad elder having a pithy saying competition:

Villager: They say they are friends.
Elder: 'No one can be a friend if you know not whether to trust him.'
O'Neill: 'Don't judge a book by its cover.'
Elder: 'Enemies promises were made to be broken.'
O'Neill: And yet, 'honesty is the best policy.'
Elder: 'He that has too many friends has none!'
O'Neill: Ah, but... 'birds of a feather.'
Elder: I'm unfamiliar with that story. What lesson does it teach?
O'Neill: It has to do with flocking. And... togetherness... and... to be honest, I'm not sure of the particulars myself.

  • When one of the team has to pose as a drug dealer, Mitchell immediately discounts the others as credible actors for this role, including Carter:

Mitchell: Oh, please, Mary Poppins is not even in the running!
Carter: Hey!

    • This exchange is now available as a YTMND here.
  • Carter excitedly activates an experimental energy reactor... which causes a complete shutdown of the base's primary power systems.

Hammond: In the future, Major, I would like to be informed prior to you activating any device whose name includes the word "reactor".

  • Teal'c explains Jaffa divorce customs.

Teal'c: "If a dispute between a Jaffa and his wife cannot be settled, it necessitates a pledge break. It must be offered by one and accepted by the other."
Daniel: "And if even that is refused?"
Teal'c: "A weapon is required."

  • Daniel briefing Weir prior to negotiating a treaty with the System Lords:

Daniel: The System Lords can't be trusted, either as a group or individuals. They're posturing egomaniacs driven by an insatiable lust for power, each one capable of unimaginable evil.
Weir: See, why should I be nervous? Sounds like an average day at the United Nations.

  • I love that one frozen Replicator from "Reckoning" that falls down when Daniel stops them all. THAT WAS PRICELESS!
    • Also funny from that scene: most everyone just stops and stares in confusion when the Replicators suddenly halt in their tracks. But not Jack, who just says "Huh. Weird." and continues shooting.
  • Teal'c accidentally attending "Vagina Monologues". The sheer unexpectedness of scene, and the look on Teal'c's face, was just hilarious.
  • From the Season 6 episode Unnatural Selection:

Carter: So what didn't they go for?
O'Neill: The name I suggested.
Carter: For the ship?
O'Neill: Yeah.
Carter: Yeah. Sir, we can't call it the Enterprise.
O'Neill: Why not?

  • From "Crystal Skull":

Jack: Help me up.
Teal'c: Doctor Fraiser believes you are not strong enough to undertake such a mission.
Jack: Yeah, whatever. [gets out of bed and collapses in a heap on the floor]
Teal'c, without changing expression: Doctor Fraiser is usually correct in such matters.

  • O'Neill getting an "administrative assistant" early into his job as Commander of the SGC.

Walter: He'll be your administrative assistant.
O'Neill: Did I ask f-
Walter: No, sir.
O'Neill: Do I really ne-
Walter: Yes, sir.

  • At the end of Evolution: Daniel's been shot in the leg and is leaning on a crutch. They're discussing the sarcophagus-like artifact that just made one baddie nuts and reanimated the other's dead corpse, but is apparently off now. Knowing what Daniel knows about sarcophagus addiction, it's understandable how he reacts:

(other guy): At least, we think it's off. It's not glowing anymore, so...
Daniel: Glowing thing really gives it away, so if it's not glowing anymore, it shouldn't... be on anymore.
(other guy): Do you want to hold it?
Daniel: (too fast) No.
Daniel hops two steps to the side just to get a little farther away.

  • The Hypocritical Humor example on the main page mentions the Chinese ambassador in "Disclosure" saying that China does not believe in keeping secrets from its people. The look Russian Air Force Colonel Chekov gives him is priceless, especially when you consider that Chekov grew up in the Soviet era.
  • The teaser of "Avenger 2.0" is possibly the Crowning Moment of Funny for season seven. Jay Felger attempts to demonstrate a beam weapon he developed. It starts to charge up, everybody gets expectant looks, then huge showers of sparks fly from it. Power goes out all over the base. Felger basically looks at General Hammond and says that's not supposed to happen. This troper spent the entirety of the credits sequence howling with laughter.
  • From "Watergate":

Svetlana Markova: (to Daniel, referring to the submarine's engines burning out) If you're implying that everything Russian-built is low-quality, the sub is Swiss.
Daniel: So, it sometimes catches fire, but it keeps perfect time?
Markova: (stops what she's doing and stares at him)
Daniel: ... Sorry. I think I've been hanging around Jack O'Neill too much.

    • The Brick Joke later on. Markova says that either there's something wrong, or the gauges are reading wrong. Daniel responds, "But it's Swiss!"
  • In an early episode, during a medical emergency, Dr. Frasier suddenly begins issuing orders all over the place, despite Hammond being in the room:

O'Neill: "Who put her in charge?"
Hammond: "The United States Air Force."
Teal'c: "In the event of a medical emergency, Dr. Frasier has authority."
O'Neill: "Huh..."

  • Daniel's complete nonchalance at hearing that his alternate self is dead in Mobius.

Alt!Teal'c: "I killed you."
Daniel: "...Why?"
Alt!Teal'c: "You were a Goa'uld."
Daniel: "Oh. Good reason."

  • "Cold Lazarus":

Teal'c: You received permission for me to fire my staff weapon in the gate room?
Sam: Oh yeah.
Daniel: Absolutely.

  • A classic moment from Jack during "The Gamekeeper" comes up while the titular Keeper is expositing about the nature of the virtual world and the "poisoned" outer world. As he's talking, Jack is shown walking up to one of the virtual mind standing around in their black cloaks and veils and just...poking him in the shoulder, making him sway slightly. There's something ridiculously funny about the combination of curiosity and flippancy summed up in that single gesture.
  • "Bane":

O'Neill: General, request permission to beat the crap out of this man.

    • What makes it even better is that Hammond is clearly giving serious thought to granting that request, too!
  • "Fragile Balance":

Loki: I was stripped of my stature after I was caught performing unsanctioned experiments on humans.
O'Neill: What, you've got sanctioned ones?


This gem from "The Serpent's Lair"

Jack: Now what?
Bra'tac: Now, we die.
Jack: Well, that's a bad plan.