Top 10 Hilarious Disney Channel Running Gags



Top 10 Hilarious Disney Channel Running Gags

VOICE OVER: Emily Brayton WRITTEN BY: Joey Turner
These are some of the best recurring jokes in the best place to be. Welcome to MsMojo, and today we're counting down our picks for the Top 10 Hilarious Disney Channel Running Gags.

For this list, we're recounting some of the funniest recurring jokes and gags from some of our favorite live-action and animated Disney Channel programs. If you've missed out on any of these shows, there WILL be spoilers.
These are some of the best recurring jokes in the best place to be. Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Hilarious Disney Channel Running Gags.

For this list, we’re recounting some of the funniest recurring jokes and gags from some of our favorite live-action and animated Disney Channel programs. If you’ve missed out on any of these shows, there WILL be spoilers.

#10: “Get ‘em! GET ‘EM!”
“Gravity Falls” (2012-16)

Of all the weirdos running around Gravity Falls, this one is probably the perkiest. Whenever a brawl breaks out, you’re sure to see Tyler Cutebiker –the town’s enthusiasm enthusiast- cheering for the mayhem from the sidelines and exclaiming his catchphrase, “Get ‘em! GET ‘EM!” This is too fun to look for in every episode Tyler appears in, and also acts as a showcase of what kind of character he is – an eager little oddball who encourages others no matter what insane scrape they get into. It's also a fitting slogan for when he runs for mayor of the Falls – inspiring the town to get the best out of life.

#9: “Pull the Lever!”
“The Emperor’s New School” (2006-08)

Who didn't love this gag from "The Emperor's New Groove"? Yzma orders Kronk to pull the lever to her secret lab… only to pull the wrong lever, which ends disastrously for her. Yzma then pulls the RIGHT lever and the two rocket down a wild roller-coaster to their base. Like most of the movie's other iconic jokes, this gag was brought back to life in "The Emperor's New School" in almost every episode …and made hysterically unpredictable. There's no telling what will happen when someone pulls the wrong lever, and Yzma's roller-coaster rarely maintains the same design twice. The unforeseeable execution of this gag gives viewers something unexpected to look forward to in almost every episode.

#8: The Lamp
“Wizards of Waverly Place” (2007-12)

Face it, when you have kids who are wizards, a little wear-and-tear is expected. Unfortunately, Theresa’s bookshelf lamp ends up taking the brunt of magical abuse – it almost always ends up smashed to pieces –usually by some magic mishap or misfired spell… and we all know how Theresa feels about magic. Luckily, the Russos seem to have a bottomless amount of replacement lamps –or they’re just really good at fixing the current one. With how often this poor prop gets broken, it’d be weird if it somehow became immune to magic blasts… but one way or another, that lamp is destined to repeatedly come crashing down.

#7: Launchpad’s Crash Landings
“DuckTales” franchise (1987-)

Good old Launchpad McQuack – while the lights aren’t always on upstairs, his heart is always in the right place… the same can’t be said about his piloting skills. Honestly, it’s a miracle Launchpad manages to get his plane into the air, as he’ll usually end up getting into a literal crash-landing –thankfully, no one gets hurt too badly. Of course, it’s not just aerial travel, ANY vehicle Launchpad gets behind the wheel of is almost destined to crash –it’d probably be more shocking if he somehow DIDN’T end up in a wreck. His piloting improves a little once he starts working with Darkwing Duck, but some things never change for this lovable doofus –thankfully, he works cheap.

#6: NEARLY Busted
“Phineas & Ferb” (2007-15)

This was hard to pick since this show has more running gags than we know what to do with. Whenever Phineas and Ferb are in the middle of their big ideas, their older sister Candace has plans of her own – to expose their crazy schemes to their mom. Unfortunately for Candace, the boys are always one step ahead of her, and she ends up looking like a lunatic –which isn’t too far off considering how batty the boys make her. It’s hilariously frustrating watching her try and fail to bust her brothers; she’d probably be happier if she went along with their hijinks instead, since the only way she could ever expose them is in her dreams.

#5: “Guess Who Got a Job at X”
“Austin & Ally” (2011-16)

Think YOU have problems holding a job? In almost every episode, Trish can be found working at a new job, but she can never hold one for too long –either because she quits or due to her incompetence as an employee. On the plus side, she has plenty of material for her resume, and she practically wrote the book on firing someone. However, there is one job Trish manages to keep and takes seriously – being Austin's manager. Even if he DOES fire Trish –and he has, she'll make a comeback because she cares too much about her friends to let the only career she enjoys slip away.

#4: Ron Stoppable’s Pants
“Kim Possible” (2002-07)

He may be bumbling at times, but Ron Stoppable is as dependable as they come… if only his pants were as reliable. Somehow, usually through some unexpected twist of fate, Ron ends up either losing his pants or he’s left in nothing but his boxers. It has happened so often that Ron gets pretty numb about it… and yet it still gets tiresome when it seems like the gag will never end. While it can be seen as buffoonery, it’s just a part of what adds to Ron’s charm that makes him the goofy, loyal sidekick (and partner!) that Kim knows and loves –that, and we’re pretty sure not even a belt can help Ron at this point.

#3: The Vase
“The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” (2005-08)

Down in the lobby of the Tipton Hotel, an expensive-looking vase sits on a lone table. It was perfectly safe from harm… until Zack and Cody moved in. Since then, the vase has been just waiting to be knocked over thanks to the twins’ shenanigans. Thankfully, someone –usually Moseby- is always there to miraculously catch it before it can crash to the floor. However, in the finale of the original series, it finally happens – the vase is accidentally knocked to the floor… and no one catches it. It’s almost symbolic since that was the last time most of the cast was seen at the Hotel before they hit the seven seas in “The Suite Life on Deck”.

#2: “Sweet Niblets!”
“Hannah Montana” (2006-11)

Have you ever wanted to cuss out loud but you can’t because you’re on the Disney Channel? Fortunately, “Hannah Montana” developed the perfect phrase for such an event – “Sweet Niblets!” This funny little southern catchphrase is universally said throughout the show –mostly with Miley’s family, usually when anyone needed to air their frustration or curse themselves when things go asunder –or in the rare instances when something goes terrifically. Unquestionably the best occasion to utter those two little words is when anyone –especially Miley- finds themselves in a world full of trouble –which, let’s face it, happens way too often when you’re living a double life in a Disney sitcom.

Before we unveil our number one pick, here are a few recurring honorable mentions.

Hater & Wander’s Friendship
“Wander Over Yonder” (2013-16)

Villains Not Remembering Ron’s Name
“Kim Possible” (2002-07)

Oscar’s a Glutton for Punishment
“The Proud Family” (2001-)

Robby Ray Ain’t Funny
“Hannah Montana” (2006-11)

London Insults Maddie
“The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” (2005-08)

#1: “Oooooh SNAP!”
“That’s So Raven” (2003-07)

With how hilariously Raven delivers both catchphrases, it was hard to pick between this and “Ya NASTY!” Ultimately, we settled for her most iconic declaration to date, "Oh snap!" This little outburst is appropriate for any occasion – whether exclaimed in shock, amazement, realization, or if trouble is not too far behind –which is especially appropriate if you can see the future. Even after the original show's ending, the quote remains relevant today because, admit it: we've all had our little "Oh snap" moments where things take a turn for the unexpected. Naturally, like any iconic catchphrase, it's hard to keep this gag down for good, which is why when Raven made a comeback in "Raven's Home," the phrase came back with her.