The 10 Funniest Moments From 5 Years Of Stargate Atlantis

Tonight is the series finale of Stargate Atlantis. We'll miss that great SGA humor most of all — here are the moments that made us laugh hardest.

The hardest part about losing Stargate Atlantis is that we're losing yet another scifi series that didn't take itself so seriously, but respected the actors enough that it didn't become Knight Rider.


SGA, for me, was less about the Wraith, or even character development, but more about what ridiculous one-liner will Ronon try to work this week. Sure, I cheered when McKay bagged the girl and when Sheppard saved someone's life... once again.

But what I'll remember from the crew of Atlantis was the funny. It's the string of clever moments (some more than others) is what I'll look back on fondly over the years. And yes, I'll light a candle to say goodbye to dear, sweet Rodney McKay — but he really, truly is only as good as the people who roll their eyes around him.

So here are, in my humble opinion the top 10 funniest moments from Stargate Atlantis. (Please add on your favorites as well.)

10. "Crap Indeed"
See above clip, why is everything more funny when the Asgard say it?

9. Steve The Wraith
Only because I will forever know him as "Steve."

8. World of Warcraft "A Silent Passion"

'Nother WOW Reference

7. "Duet"

The entire episode is hilarious — even Ronon has a few great one-liners here and there. But check out McKay's face, after the big kiss with Dr. Carson Beckett. This episode beats out "Trio" as the funniest episode in my mind, but only by a hair.

6. "I'm sorry for shooting everyone"
Sheppard has to apologize, in "Phantoms."

5. Rodney Always Eating Everyone's Food

Check it out, just about every time someone is injured Rodney eats their food.

The 10 Funniest Moments From 5 Years Of Stargate Atlantis

4. Ford Never Being Allowed To Name Anything

I couldn't find a video clip of this but looking back it's pretty cute how Sheppard never let Ford name anything. Thanks for pointing this out, SGA fans. It's pretty cute — until he goes crazy.

3. McKay Gets Shot By An Arrow
The Perfect Response

2. Canada Jokes


Between calling the ZPM the "Zed PM" and listening to Sheppard explaining hockey to Ronon, the Canada jokes keep a comin', and they're hilarious. Not because Canada is a bad place, but because they filmed SGA there, and it's good to be able to tease your own.

1. McKay Is Invulnerable
"I shot him."


(Oh to tide you over if you still need a McKay fix check out the McKay message service. But how the crap does he not have MEREDITH — it's his name!)


McKay: "I just wanted to thank you for being there for me recently in a time of great personal need. Well, actually, you weren't there - I was alone in the dark - but, um, um, you know, it sure seemed like you were."

Carter: "Are you telling me one of your fantasies?"

McKay: "No, it was an hallucination. Look, I had a concussion, I was trapped in the back of a sinking jumper, and my mind conjured you up as a means of survival. It's just what you would do in my situation. It saved my life."

Carter: "Okay, well, that's... sort of nice."

McKay: "Hmm, yes, it was."

Carter: "...Was I naked?"

McKay: "Partially."