We all agree, the show is still funny after 53 years but we all have different ideas about what is funny. Might be fun if we go through the cast and name each character's funniest line. If you want to join in, pick a character, tell what line you think is their funniest line and everyone else can reply with their own.
Two of my favorite scenes: Barney insists that if you read between the lines of Luke Comstock's letter, it's plainly R-E-V-E-N-G!
When the guitar player and Bobby Fleet's band play at the jailhouse, Barney does the funniest little dance. Cracks me up every time.
...Dud's funniest "line," - The Spokane Washington line cracks me up. But you're right about his face, so much better than Gilligan.
MR WHEELER: "Hahahaha...I was just thinking...I just stopped to spray some roses, and you folks won't let me leave!"