Star Wars: Clone Wars - TV Tropes (2024)

Considering this is a Star Wars animated show from the minds behind Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack, it's natural that there's a lot of hilarious moments.

  • San Hill mouths off to Durge and berates him for doing nothing while the Republic bombards their forward lines. Durge does not appreciate it.

    San Hill: I don't know why Dooku sent you here if all you are going to do is stand aroun-!
    (Durge immediately starts throttling him single-handed)
    San Hill: (strangled voice) I mean... Whenever you're ready.

  • When Durge No Sells all of Obi-Wan's attacks, the Jedi Master has a hilariously deadpan "Seriously?" face.
    • Durge envelops Obi-Wan inside him, so how does Clone Captain Fordo respond? Casually tasers Durge.
  • When Anakin and Asajj Ventress engage in a dogfight that goes down to the planet of Muunilinst, Obi-Wan and an ARC Trooper both take notice, with the latter replying to Obi-Wan's observations in a incredibly deadpan way.

    Obi-Wan: What was that?
    ARC Trooper: I don't know, general.
    [Ventress flies by.]
    Obi-Wan: That's not one of ours.
    ARC Trooper: No, general.
    [Anakin follows suit.]
    Obi-Wan: That was Anakin!
    ARC Trooper: Yes, general.

  • During the Battle of Dantooine, Mace Windu drinking some water out of a canteen is treated as seriously as him destroying a number of battle droids.
  • Anakin eating live bugs for lunch, taking Obi-Wan's advice to "feed off the Living Force" literally. Obi-Wan's grossed-out reaction and resigned sigh made it even funnier.
    • From the same episode, Commander Cody cheerfully telling Obi-Wan that the shield over the city they're besieging will be down in three months. He takes this as the siege "going well".

      Obi-Wan: But we've been here a month already.
      Commander Cody: Yes, sir. We're right on schedule. (jetpacks away)

      • Just prior to this, Obi-Wan is trying to catch some sleep in the trenches, only to be woken up by rain hitting his cloak. He shifts to his other side, only for more rain to hit him, so he just gives up. Being forced to sit up with the most hilariously miserable look on his face.
  • Yoda needs to save Luminara and Barriss, who're trapped in the temple on Ilium, but Captain Typho refuses since that would put Padme in danger. Yoda then uses his power to "convince" him. Typho is parroting back Yoda's exact words, making it extremely obvious to Padme what's going on. You can tell that she's about five seconds from bursting out laughing.

    Yoda: A slight detour. Jeopardize the mission, it will not.
    Typho: *turns towards Padme* A slight detour. Jeopardize the mission, it will not.
    Padme: *Gapes at Typho, then smirks*
    Yoda: Be put in danger, the Senator will not.
    Typho: Be put in the danger, the Senator will not.
    Yoda: Save the lives of Jedi, we must.
    Typho: Save the lives of Jedi, we must!
    Padme: Master Yoda, I am convinced. I will not require my captain's further...persuasion.
    Typho: Huh?
    Yoda: *smirks*

    • Padme wants to help Yoda rescue the Jedi, but Yoda refuses because it's too dangerous. She then uses Puppy-Dog Eyes on him. The great Jedi Master faltering against it is comedy gold, and he tells her that he'll call if he needs help.
  • The whole episode has the return of everyone's favorite protocol droid and he's just as hilarious as ever, from his iconic sounds of fear while trying to escape danger or eagerly going out to grab Padme's coat despite the fact that means he'll be getting shot at. One stand out moment is him surviving a thermal detonator explosion, covered in snow and his limbs flailing.

    Help! Help! I've been buried alive!

  • As part of the montage that plays shortly after Anakin becomes a Jedi Knight, we cut to a Separatist leader conversing with his Battle Droid subordinate.

    General Oro Dassyne: I wonder how many they'll send. We've got so much firepower in here, these walls are ray-shielded. Heh, they can't take this fort. It'll probably be, uh, fifty Jedi! They'll need at least that many. Or maybe a hundred Jedi! They'll never take this base with less! Heh, they'll need an army of Jedi! Ha-ha-ha ...
    Battle Droid: I have a visual.
    General Oro Dassyne: Jedi?
    Battle Droid: I think so.
    General Oro Dassyne: How many? A thousand?
    Battle Droid: No.
    General Oro Dassyne: Eighty?
    Battle Droid: No, sir.
    General Oro Dassyne: What, fifty?
    Battle Droid: Less.
    General Oro Dassyne: Forty? Come on, how many?
    Battle Droid: Two.
    General Oro Dassyne: What?! Give me those!
    [He grabs the macrobinoculars from the battle droid, looks, and sees Obi-Wan and Anakin approaching. Cut to an Oh, Crap! expression as he sees the clones besieging him from above.]

  • The Battle of Hypori, which introduces Grievous, is naturally a serious event, given that he takes on a team of six Jedi and only one walks away under his own power, with the others either dead or incapacitated. That said, there's a moment where the ARC Trooper team sent to the rescue drops a volley of remote-controlled explosives on the droid armies surrounding the ship the Jedi are trapped in, and rather than open fire on the gunship immediately, the droids take a good, long moment to gawk at the bombs, as if they don't know what it is, before it finally dawns on them that maybe they should open fire on the Republic gunship that's now making its getaway. Granted, they didn't initially react due to a signal jammer but the slow realization that the now unidentified craft has dropped detpacks in their ranks is still amusing in it's own right.
  • The scene of C-3PO showing off his new gold plating is needlessly sensual that it's gut-bustingly hilarious. The stripper saxophone music does not help matters.

    Anakin: Impressive! Most impressive!

  • Practically every interaction between Grievous and Palpatine during the battle of Coruscant is Black Comedy.
    • Palpatine dismisses that he needs to go to his bunker, as the battle is far away. Cue Grievous' head peering down at the Chancellor.
    • Palpatine's "Genre Blind" Obfuscating Stupidity is a treat to watch. He's clearly enjoying himself when Grievous shows up and Palpatine's immediate response is to start lecturing the leader of the droid armies himself like he's dressing down a clumsy assistant - and Grievous actually listens to him for a bit, staring him down all the time, before reaching for him.
    • The reactions of Shaak Ti and her team are no less funny. Having failed to convince Palpatine to go to the bunker with them, they just stare while the Chancellor scolds an unmoving Grievous right to his face, all of them clearly confused by the situation's sheer oddity. It's only when Grievous interrupts Palpatine and tries to grab him that Shaak recovers and Force pulls him to safety.
    • It's even more hilarious when one considers he's talked to Grievous while in his guise as Darth Sidious. Palpatine knows exactly who Grievous is, why he's here, and rather than play the part of a frightened man fearing for his life, as one would expect he'd do, Palpatine instead chooses to screw around, knowing full well that Grievous can't do a thing about it. He could even easily stomp Grievous into the ground if he wanted, but he instead has to pretend he's just an ordinary old man who happens to be the leader of the Republic. Him spending most of the chase being passed off from one Jedi to the next and back again while they give their all to protect him is just the icing on the cake. If push came to shove, Palpatine could kill every single one of his pursuers and protectors without breaking a sweat, and yet he acts like he's the weakest among them.

      General Grievous: (to a smirking Palpatine) You are lucky they want you alive.

    • When Grievous ambushes Palpatine, as soon as they flee, Grievous is met with more disposable clone troopers. His reaction?

      General Grievous: UGH.

    • The sounds of the offscreen combat between Grievous and the guards including a chainsaw, which none of the combatants should have.
    • Roron Corob repeatedly pressing the call button after the room full of clones and General Grievous goes quiet.
    • Shaak Ti using the Force to tie Grievous' cape to a train while he's busy gloating. Even Palpatine raises an eyebrow at that one. It becomes even funnier when it works.
    • As the Jedi flee into the train station, they run through the ticket barriers, repeatedly causing the machines to announce "Please deposit two Republic credits". This continues as the Magnaguards come through, until Grievous destroys them as he passes through.
    • As Shaak Ti duels a Magnaguard on the train lines, she manages to defeat the droid, cutting it to pieces. Another moves in after deflecting the pieces of its fellow that Ti threw at it. As it charges into melee range, Shaak Ti simply pushes it into the path of an oncoming train.
    • When Grievous "surprises" Palpatine in the bunker, he initially shows a surprised expression, but as he steps back, said expression turns into a bored gaze.
  • This bit of dialogue (after Roron Corobb created a sonic blast with a Force-enhanced bellow):

    Shaak Ti: Ithorians. Four throats. Quite powerful.
    Palpatine: (sticking a finger in his ear and wiggling it) So I've heard.

  • As the Battle of Coruscant opens, Mace bursts into Yoda's chambers and declares that the city is under attack. Which would be a dramatic shocker... except we can already see that out of the window.
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