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Top 30 Most Hilarious MCU Moments

Top 30 Most Hilarious MCU Moments
VOICE OVER: Patrick Mealey WRITTEN BY: Joshua Garvin
Who said superheroes couldn't be funny? Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we're counting down our picks for the most side splitting jokes, running gags, and scenes in the MCU. Our countdown includes The Three Spider-Men Hang Out
from “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, Shakespeare in the Park from “The Avengers”, Tony Gets Undressed from "Iron Man", Mary Poppins from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, and more!

#30: On Your Left

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014)
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” was one of the darkest films in the first two phases of the MCU. Despite its heavy tone, the Russo brother directed film still had a few funny bits that we could never forget. In the first few moments of the movie, our favorite supersoldier Steven is going out for a jog. When he races by Sam Wilson, Cap tells him to look sharp with three classic words. The phrase only gets funnier every time Steve outshines the Air Force vet. Cap would even throw the phrase out while hospitalized. Not to be outdone, Sam threw “on your left” right out when he returned from being blipped.

#29: Squidward

“Avengers: Infinity War” (2018)
Tony Stark’s talent for delivering great quips and well-timed burns was at full display during “Infinity War”. We loved the impromptu wedding invitation he gave to Wong and his plea for the Hulk’s help. And while we could’ve picked virtually anything Tony said to the Guardians, we think that one of his earliest jokes reign supreme. When Ebony Maw arrives on earth, he delivers an intimidating monologue. Tony proves he’s not intimidated by the child of Thanos by delivering a Nickelodeon-Themed insult. While we’re positive that Ebony Maw didn’t get the reference, we loved the cartoonish burn.

#28: Ant-Man's Taco

“Avengers: Endgame” (2019)
When the size-changing hero was officially invited to join the Avengers, he had to quickly adjust to a team full of aliens and enhanced humans. One of the best scenes to depict his growing pains occurred on the team’s base. Just as Scott is about to enjoy lunch outside, Nebula and Rocket arrive in their ship. The intense wind produced by their landing is strong enough to knock out all his taco fillings. Although it looked like he could at least enjoy the shell, that dream shattered when Rhodey landed next to him. The revelation that Scott was in the Avengers landing zone the whole time made the scene even funnier. Thankfully, Hulk was there with a couple of extra tacos and a friendly face.

#27: Rocket’s Obsession with Prosthetic Limbs

“Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014)
Shortly after Rocket was introduced, it became clear that he had a twisted sense of humor. While planning a prison escape, he insists that he needs a prisoner’s prosthetic leg. Peter works hard to get the limb only to discover that Rocket was joking about needing it. But the furry Guardian wasn’t satisfied with this one incident. During “Infinity War”, Rocket casually reveals a prosthetic eye he stole and gives it to Thor. Later on in the film, the Guardian tries to get his hands on Bucky’s arm. The Winter Soldier's refusal seemed to mark the only time Rocket failed to get the prosthetic he wanted. Fortunately for the Guardian, Nebula remembered his hilarious obsession during the holiday season.

#26: Shawarma

“The Avengers” (2012)
The first public Avengers outing saw the team work together to take down an alien army that had assembled in New York. After beating the Chitauari, the team definitely earned a meal. Fortunately, Tony had a great suggestion. It initially seemed like the victory banquet would occur offscreen. However, audiences were pleasantly surprised when a post credits scene showed the Avengers chowing down in a ruined restaurant. The behind the scenes details about this sequence make it funnier in hindsight. Since Chris Evans had a beard when this last minute scene was filmed, Cap covers his face. Hemsworth also nearly got sick because he ate too many pitas over multiple takes. We’re thankful small details didn’t stop us from sharing a meal with the Avengers.

#25: Stan Lee Delivery

“Captain America: Civil War” (2016)
Over the course of few decades, the late great Stan Lee tried to cameo in as many Marvel films as possible. While all of his appearances were fantastic, his surprising role in “Civil War” was particularly memorable. The iconic scene takes place near the end as Rhodey is in the middle of intense physical therapy. After the scene takes a grim turn, Stan Lee arrives with a package and funny nickname for Iron Man. The cameo would’ve left us in stitches in any film. But the fact that Lee delivered a crucial item while breaking the tension between Avengers made it better. Just a year later, we got to see the legend make another important and laugh-out-loud cameo in “Guardians 2”.

#24: Steve Meets Groot

“Avengers: Infinity War” (2018)
Back in the first Guardians film, Rocket explained that Groot has rather limited “vocabulistics.” If you want to understand the sentient tree, you either need to spend a lot of time with him or learn his language like Thor did. Cap definitely hadn’t done either when he first met Groot in Wakanda. When Thor introduces the tree to Steve, the Avenger completely misunderstands the intent of the alien’s words. Cap’s response left us rolling on the floor because it was so perfectly in character for him. Hopefully, Groot was saying something PG when he first met Steve.

#23: Tony Gets Undressed

“Iron Man” (2008)
We never know what to expect when Tony Stark dons or doffs his Iron Man armor. Either we’ll get a badass scene of him suiting up in a cool way, or we’ll be treated to a hysterical joke. The first Iron Man gave us one of the best examples of the latter trend. After Tony used his Iron Man suit to take down Ten Rings villains, we were expecting a serious or contemplative scene. Instead, we’re treated to a gut-busting sequence where he struggles to get undressed. Tony’s asides were fantastic by themselves. But Pepper’s sudden entrance made the scene better by giving Iron Man a chance to deliver one of his best quips.

#22: The Three Spider-Men Hang Out

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” (2021)
“No Way Home” was an epic movie that also served as a huge love letter to the “Spider-Man” franchise. The movie took time to pay homage to the famous pointing meme when the trio got confused about which Peter was being called upon. After that fantastic reference, the three heroes decided to come up with an efficient and hilarious naming system. The best moment between the trio came when they got a moment to talk about their histories. During the lighthearted conversation, the Peters ask the questions we always wanted to know. They even have time to give a quick chiropractor lesson. Although we love the action in the movie, we wouldn't mind just watching the 3 spideys talk for hours on end.

#21: Mantis Exposes Peter

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2” (2017)
At the beginning of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2”, Peter Quill struggles to keep his growing feelings for Gamora under wraps. Unfortunately, he’s exposed shortly after the group meets Mantis. The empathic alien doesn’t hesitate to tell the team that she has the power to read the emotions of everyone around her. When Mantis turns her abilities on Peter, his feelings for Gamora are laid bare for everyone to see. Drax’s over-the-top reaction to Star-Lord’s embarrassment made for comic gold. While Quill may not have loved how the truth came out, we’ll always adore this hysterical scene.

#20: Work Pals

“Thor: Ragnarok” (2017)
Thor’s arrival on the planet Sakaar doesn’t begin very auspiciously. He’s captured almost immediately and forced to become a gladiator in an arena where the guy made of rocks is considered pretty average. His brother Loki has also schemed his way into the good graces of the local Grandmaster. Things look even more grim as the reigning champion is hyped up for the crowd. But, as it turns out, the champion is the Hulk. As hilarious as Loki’s immediate desire to be anywhere else is, Thor’s happiness is even funnier. His reference to Hulk being “a friend from work” is also the funniest possible way to describe their relationship.

#19: Thor Loves Coffee / Needs a Horse

“Thor” (2011)
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has consistently utilized the fish-out-of-water trope to great effect, with Thor often at the center of it - he is from a different realm after all. One of his funniest moments came during his first visit to Earth. In need of sustenance, Thor hits up a diner and it’s there that his otherworldly-ness begins to emerge. After draining a cup of coffee, he slams it on the floor and demands another before marching into a pet shop and requesting a horse for transportation. It’s the fact that he is saying these things with 100% sincerity – not to mention a boatload of arrogance – that makes these moments so freakin’ hilarious.

#18: Get Help!

“Thor: Ragnarok” (2017)
“Thor: Ragnarok” was one seriously funny flick; and much of the humor came from the interplay between adoptive brothers Thor and Loki. In the third act, the duo find themselves in an elevator together. Knowing that when the doors open they will be confronted by heavily armed guards, Thor suggests that they do “get help”. Loki immediately shoots down the idea, mostly because it involves him pretending to be hurt so that Thor can launch him towards the slew of unsuspecting guards. And while it’s definitely humiliating, it is incredibly effective… not to mention funny.

#17: Playing “Galaga”

“The Avengers” (2012)
One of the first meetings between the original Avengers sees the group around a table aboard S.H.I.E.L.D.'s helicarrier. When Tony Stark arrives, he naturally begins talking a mile a minute and drawing attention. When he begins messing with the ship’s controls, he starts rambling a bit, including calling a technician out for secretly playing the arcade game “Galaga.” It seems like a random bit of dialogue from Tony and a fun reference for people who get it, but at the end of the scene when Tony leaves, cut to a random S.H.I.E.L.D. tech who indeed begins playing “Galaga.”

#16: Tony Miscalculates His Thrusters

“Iron Man” (2008)
The film that set the standard for all future Marvel flicks, “Iron Man” remains one of the franchise’s funniest entries. And with no shortage of great scenes to choose from, we were hard pressed to pick just one. So we went with two. The first is when Tony is trying out his thrusters for the first time. Underestimating their power, he asks for 10% thrust capacity and is promptly propelled backwards and into the ceiling, only to be doused by one of his robot assistants with a fire extinguisher. In the second, we see Tony trying out his thrusters again, only this time he offers up some choice words for his robotic pal…

#15: Peter's Best Friend Finds Out He's Spider-Man

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017)
Fans waited a long time for Spidey to join the MCU; and when his feature-length homecoming arrived, it delivered in terms of quality AND quality jokes. One of the best moments was when Ned finds out that the masked vigilante known as Spider-Man is none other than his high school buddy. The look on Ned’s face when he realizes who Peter has been moonlighting as is priceless. It’s almost as good as the reaction Aunt May had when she discovered the same thing… though with slightly less cursing. Side note: did anyone else wince when Ned dropped that immaculately assembled Death Star? Where were the quick reflexes and Spidey-sense when the Empire needed him, Parker?

#14: Snake Story

“Thor: Ragnarok” (2017)
Eager to get off of Sakaar to save Asgard from his sister Hela, Thor and Bruce Banner ally with Valkyrie to get revenge as “the Revengers.” Valkyrie sweetens their alliance by revealing that she’s captured Loki. However, the newly formed team hits a snag. In order to get a ship strong enough to survive the wormhole back, they might have to trust Loki, who has tried to kill them all. As evidence, Thor relates an anecdote from their childhood, wherein Loki turned into a snake, which Thor picked up. Loki then shapeshifted back into himself and stabbed his brother. Chris Hemsworth’s delivery is hilarious (we could watch him say “Bleh! It’s me!” on loop!), as are Mark Ruffalo and Tom Hiddleston’s reactions.

#13: America’s Ass

“Avengers: Endgame” (2019)
The time travel in “Avengers: Endgame” offers a huge number of opportunities for comedy. One of the biggest laughs in the movie is the result of a trip back to the aftermath of the first “Avengers” film. While observing their past selves, Tony Stark comments on Steve Rogers’ outfit, declaring that it makes his backside look ridiculous. Ant-Man defends Steve’s posterior, saying that he considers it America’s ass, and even saluting. This alone is outrageously funny! But the gag gets even better when, after defeating his past self in a fight, Cap checks out his own butt and agrees that it’s worthy of being America’s ass. It certainly makes us laugh our asses off!

#12: Adopted

“The Avengers” (2012)
Yeah, we’re not done with that roundtable scene! It’s got so much gold! The Avengers discuss Loki’s plan to bring an army of Chitauri to Earth. Bruce Banner claims they shouldn’t worry too much about Loki himself, since he’s clearly crazy. Although Thor starts to defend his brother, Black Widow cites Loki’s mass murder spree; prompting Thor to swiftly backpedal and mutter weakly that Loki is adopted. The contrast between Thor’s previously grand manner of speaking with this down-to-earth response is fantastic. It practically encapsulates what makes him such a funny character in general.

#11: Drax’s Special Skill

“Avengers: Infinity War” (2018)
All of the Guardians of the Galaxy are hysterical in their own way, but Drax is something special. When Quill and Gamora have a romantic moment, it’s interrupted by an unexpected crunch. We then pull back to see Drax standing there eating nuts. When they ask how long he’s been there, Drax claims to have been there for an hour. Furthermore, he asserts that he’s able to stand so still that he becomes invisible. His demonstration is less than convincing, but still funny. Mantis saying “hi” to him may burst Drax’s bubble, but it makes us burst out laughing. Clearly, they all broke his concentration!

#10: Luis’ Long Story

“Ant-Man” (2015)
Luis, Scott Lang’s motor-mouthed criminal ally, was a straight-up scene-stealer in 2015’s “Ant-Man”. And while he gave us plenty to choose from, it’s this scene, in which he tells a long-winded story, which made us laugh the most. The scene works because of two things: Luis’ rapid-fire storytelling ability and the fact that he dubs all of the characters that appear on screen. As it unfolds, one can’t help but laugh, particularly the moment when Luis speaks for the big man himself, Stan Lee. Be honest, did you ever think you’d see the comic book legend mouth the words “crazy stupid fine”? Yeah, we didn’t think so.

#9: Meeting Korg

“Thor: Ragnarok” (2017)
What kind of list would this be if we didn’t include multiple scenes from “Thor: Ragnarok”? Korg, the self-described “pile of rocks” that Thor meets while imprisoned by the Grandmaster, is perhaps the greatest side character in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe; to date that is. The film’s New Zealand director, Taika Waititi, voices Korg; and he brings exactly the same kind of wit to the character that he became known for in his previous work. Korg is laidback, totally deadpan and incredibly lovable; all of which is on display during his first meeting with the god of thunder. That rock-paper-scissors joke? Priceless.

#8: Drax Doesn't Get Metaphors

“Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014)
“Guardians of the Galaxy” broke the mold in many ways. It proved that superhero films could be silly and that comedy doesn’t always have to take a backseat to action. Leading the way was Drax, who Rocket describes as being “completely literal”. This means that any metaphors thrown his way will inevitably go over his head. Of course if you tell him that, he’ll quickly remind you nothing goes over his head. Drax only got funnier in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2”, particularly the scene in which he starkly rebuffs Mantis’ advances.

#7: Shakespeare in the Park

“The Avengers” (2012)
Thor meets the other Avengers in dramatic fashion – by stealing his brother away from them. Thor’s attempts to reach his brother are hilariously interrupted just as he instructs his brother to listen to him. Iron Man knocks Thor into the forest. When Thor tries to tell Tony he has no idea what he’s dealing with, Mr. Stark responds by sarcastically comparing Thor to a production of Shakespeare in the park. He also compares Thor’s cape to his mother’s drapes in a thoroughly Shakespearean way. The short sequence is as funny as it is action-packed. Also, if Thor wanted to get Tony back, he could’ve compared Tony’s suit to wearing his father’s sports car…if Thor knows what a sports car is.

#6: Falling for 30 Minutes

“Thor: Ragnarok” (2017)
When Thor and Loki go looking for Odin on Earth, the brothers are interrupted by Dr. Strange, who separates the pair by making Loki fall through a portal. Strange has an amicable and often funny chat with Thor, in which he agrees to locate Odin if he and Loki leave after they find their father. By the end, the audience has almost forgotten Loki – at least until Dr. Strange opens a portal and Loki collapses onto the ground, declaring that he’s been falling for 30 minutes! Tom Hiddleston’s exasperated delivery is gold! Also, would anyone else watch Loki falling for half an hour?

#5: Spider-Man Talks Too Much

“Captain America: Civil War” (2016)
“Captain America: Civil War” won’t go down as one of the funnier entries in the MCU, but that doesn’t mean that this superhero thriller is completely devoid of humor. In fact, the banter between Spider-Man and the rest of the superheroes during the iconic airport fight is straight-up hilarious. Of course, the best part comes when he asks Falcon how his wings work, to which he replies “there’s usually not this much talking.” Hey, you can’t exactly fault the guy; it was his first big time battle…

#4: Drax Asks “Why?”

“Avengers: Infinity War” (2018)
“Infinity War’ leads to the different parts of the MCU coming together in new and often funny ways. Maybe the funniest such scene is when the Guardians of the Galaxy encounter Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Dr. Strange aboard one of Thanos’ ships. Although the whole scene is full of great lines, such as the Avengers’ realizing Star-Lord is from Earth, the best moment happens because of a question from Quill – “Where is Gamora?” Tony Stark replies by asking who Gamora is. And then, prompted by absolutely no one, Drax says – [“I’ll do you one better – why is Gamora?”] It’s such a bizarre and hysterical line and it never fails to make us laugh.

#3: Mary Poppins

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2017)
The Guardians are threatened by the huge Sovereign fleet while trying to save the galaxy from Ego. In a last-ditch effort, Nebula wires herself into the mining ship she, Yondu, and Peter Quill are aboard, launching laser blasts at all the ships around them. However, the ship explodes as a result. Thankfully, Quill has a jetpack on and Yondu has his psychic arrow, which lets him float down…and Nebula’s a cyborg…? Anyway, Quill comments that Yondu looks just like Mary Poppins. His father figure unknowingly asks if he, Poppins, is cool. Quill, not wanting to ruin the moment, replies that “he” is. Yondu’s proud papa moment declaring that he is Mary Poppins is both heartwarming and hilarious, ya’ll.

#2: Lifting Thor’s Hammer

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015)
We love this scene for so many reasons. For starters, the simple pleasure of watching the Avengers pal it up over a few beers will never get old. Second, the idea that this is what they do in their downtime is just too good. As the gang takes turns trying to lift Thor’s hammer, viewers get to revel in the various members’ ineptitude… with the exception of Captain America, who actually manages to make Mjolnir quiver. The look on Thor’s face is worth a thousand words and the look of relief that follows it when he realizes Cap can’t actually lift it is even better. We could watch this scene on a loop.

#1: Puny God

“The Avengers” (2012)
Hulk is definitely more about the physical humor, as demonstrated when he treated Loki like a rag-doll in the third act of “The Avengers”. For the majority of the film, Loki tiptoed his way around trouble, using his various pawns to keep himself out of harm’s way. So when the Hulk interrupted Loki’s monologue about his own greatness by clobbering him into the ground, it was both relieving and side-splitting. Someone should have reminded Loki that pride comes before the fall. Hulk may be a creature of few words, but he sure knows how to pick ‘em. At least Loki gets to appreciate it from the outside later on.

What’s your favorite hilarious MCU moment? Let us know in the comments below!