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12th May '16 5:24:56 AM Standalonefemale
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* In ''Fanfic/SolInvictus'', Nami and Usopp understandably react in surprise and disbelief when Luffy suddenly asks Sanji to be her chef. It is quickly followed by [[FlatWhat Zoro's deadpan delivery]] and Sanji's noticeably more calm, exact response in his mind.
7th May '16 12:33:05 PM SkyHavenPath13
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* The volume 3 finale of''WebAnimation/RWBY'' gives us an immensely satisfying one from Cinder [[spoiler:due to Ruby triggering her new Silver-Eyed Warrior Powers]]. Part of what makes it so satisfying to watch is that it's the first time we have seen her lose her composure.

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* The volume 3 finale of''WebAnimation/RWBY'' of''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' gives us an immensely satisfying one from Cinder [[spoiler:due to Ruby triggering her new Silver-Eyed Warrior Powers]]. Part of what makes it so satisfying to watch is that it's the first time we have seen her lose her composure.
1st May '16 5:02:54 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6633092/13/Susan-Bones-and-the-Prisoner-of-Azkaban Susan Bones and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' Harry yells one when Amelia Bones tells him that Lucius Malfoy has been misappropriating money his ancestors donated to Hogwarts.
16th Apr '16 10:54:18 AM nombretomado
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* [[DiffrentStrokes "WHATCHUTALKINBOUT, WILLIS?!"]]

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* [[DiffrentStrokes [[Series/DiffrentStrokes "WHATCHUTALKINBOUT, WILLIS?!"]]



* Jack from FatherTed has NoIndoorVoice so any use of the word "What?" by him is this by default. He does seem to play it up when pretending to be deaf, though.
* In The Big Bang Theory, after a FlatWhat, Leonard yells this spectacularly at Sheldon, after Sheldon tells him that there was no need to suffer through [[ItMakesSenseInContext wearing his itchy sweater.]]

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* Jack from FatherTed ''Series/FatherTed'' has NoIndoorVoice so any use of the word "What?" by him is this by default. He does seem to play it up when pretending to be deaf, though.
* In The Big Bang Theory, ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', after a FlatWhat, Leonard yells this spectacularly at Sheldon, after Sheldon tells him that there was no need to suffer through [[ItMakesSenseInContext wearing his itchy sweater.]]
24th Mar '16 4:47:15 AM Andyroid
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* The last verse of "Thinking Machine" by ''Music/TheyMightBeGiants'' has John Linnell reacting to John Flansburgh's increasingly bizarre WordSaladLyrics first with a FlatWhat, then a big "Whaaat?", then a "what" so big it overlaps with Flansburgh's last line.
19th Mar '16 8:55:25 PM Geoduck
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* When Film/{{Jay and Silent Bob|Strike Back}} discover that they're to be played by Creator/BenAffleck & Creator/MattDamon in the unauthorized movie based on their lives, Jay gives a "Say WHAAAAAA?"

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[[folder:Film]]
* When Film/{{Jay and Silent Bob|Strike Back}} discover that they're to be played by Creator/BenAffleck & Creator/MattDamon in the unauthorized movie based on their lives, Jay gives a "Say WHAAAAAA?"
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* Near the end of ''Film/HaroldAndMaude'', Maude tells Harold [[spoiler: she took pills and will be dead in a matter of hours]]. There is a long pause from Harold before he says "WHAT?!".
* At the beginning of ''Sanjuro'', when Sanjuro finds out that the guy he pegged as the villain knows about the younger samurai's secret meeting place, he utters the Japanese equivalent: "NANIIIIIII?!"
* ''Film/{{A New Hope}}'': Darth Vader does this when one of his TIE Fighter escorts is destroyed by Han Solo, preventing him from shooting Luke's X-Wing.
** Even earlier when with Leia's reaction to Tarkin revealing that he is going ahead with the destruction of Alderaan.
* In ''Film/AChristmasStory'', Ralphie's mom asks him where he learned the word "fuck". He decides it's a bad idea to truthfully say his dad, so he says his friend. Ralphie's mom calls the friend's mom and notifies her. She screams "WHAAAAAAAAAAT?" and proceeds to [[AbusiveParents beat the shit out of him]] without even hanging up.
* In the first ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' movie, Kraven does this when he finds out that "Selene's pet" (Michael) was bitten by a werewolf. His BigWhat has the unfortunate side effect of waking up [[OhCrap Viktor.]]
* In ''Film/{{Ali}}'', this is Cassius Clay Sr.'s reaction when his namesake son informs him that he'll no longer be known by his father's name.
--> '''Elijah Mohammad:''' ''(to the man previously known as Cassius Clay, and later, Cassius X)'' From this day forward, you shall be known as Muhammad Ali.
--> ''(Cut to the next scene at the front yard of Cassius Sr.'s home, where a visibly shocked father turns around to face his son.)''
--> '''Cassius Clay Sr.:''' What? You...you ''WHAT?!?''
* In the comedy ''Clean Slate'', the hero lost his memory of his testimony for the mob, but taped what he could remember before he forgot the rest of it. Then he found his girlfriend accidentally taped over it, and did this trope.



* Happens in ''Film/KingKong2005'' after Ann and Jack escape the jungle and the crew prepares to leave the island.
-->'''Denham:''' Wait -- what about Kong?
-->'''Jack:''' What about him?
-->'''Denham:''' We came here to make a moving picture, and we found something worth more than all the movies in the world!
-->'''Englehorn:''' What?!



* During the FinalBattle in ''Film/TopGun'':
-->'''Merlin:''' What are you doing? You're slowing down, you're slowing down!
-->'''Maverick:''' I'm bringing him in closer, Merlin.
-->'''Merlin:''' You're gonna do WHAT!?
* There's an urban legend that Harrison Ford had pretty much this reaction at the Hollywood premiere of The Empire Strikes Back at the Big Reveal about Darth Vader. When filming the movie, the line that David Prowse delivered was that Ben Kenobi killed Luke's father; the real line was concealed from all but a handful of people to best preserve the surprise.
* In ''[[Film/HomeAlone Home Alone 2: Lost in New York]]'', Peter has one when he discovers Kevin did not accompany the family to Miami.
* The restored version of ''TheBluesBrothers'' when Curtis tells the band why their performance is important.
-->'''Curtis:''' Jake and Elwood are donating the band share to the door money to pay the taxes on the St. Helen's orphanage in Calumet City.
-->'''Band:''' WHAT!?

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* During the FinalBattle in ''Film/TopGun'':
And Disney's ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' has this exchange:
-->'''Merlin:''' What are you doing? You're slowing down, you're slowing down!
-->'''Maverick:'''
Madam, I have not disappeared. I'm bringing him in closer, Merlin.
-->'''Merlin:''' You're gonna do WHAT!?
* There's an urban legend that Harrison Ford had pretty much this reaction at the Hollywood premiere of The Empire Strikes Back at the Big Reveal about Darth Vader. When filming the movie, the line that David Prowse delivered was that Ben Kenobi killed Luke's father; the real line was concealed from all but
very tiny. I'm a handful of people to best preserve the surprise.
* In ''[[Film/HomeAlone Home Alone 2: Lost in New York]]'', Peter has one when he discovers Kevin did not accompany the family to Miami.
* The restored version of ''TheBluesBrothers'' when Curtis tells the band why their performance is important.
-->'''Curtis:''' Jake and Elwood are donating the band share to the door money to pay the taxes on the St. Helen's orphanage in Calumet City.
-->'''Band:''' WHAT!?
germ, a rare disease, I'm called malagolintomontorosis. [[StealthPun AND YOU CAUGHT ME, MIM!]]\\
'''Mim:''' WHAT?!


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* When Film/{{Jay and Silent Bob|Strike Back}} discover that they're to be played by Creator/BenAffleck & Creator/MattDamon in the unauthorized movie based on their lives, Jay gives a "Say WHAAAAAA?"
* Near the end of ''Film/HaroldAndMaude'', Maude tells Harold [[spoiler: she took pills and will be dead in a matter of hours]]. There is a long pause from Harold before he says "WHAT?!".
* At the beginning of ''Sanjuro'', when Sanjuro finds out that the guy he pegged as the villain knows about the younger samurai's secret meeting place, he utters the Japanese equivalent: "NANIIIIIII?!"
* ''Film/{{A New Hope}}'': Darth Vader does this when one of his TIE Fighter escorts is destroyed by Han Solo, preventing him from shooting Luke's X-Wing.
** Even earlier when with Leia's reaction to Tarkin revealing that he is going ahead with the destruction of Alderaan.
* In ''Film/AChristmasStory'', Ralphie's mom asks him where he learned the word "fuck". He decides it's a bad idea to truthfully say his dad, so he says his friend. Ralphie's mom calls the friend's mom and notifies her. She screams "WHAAAAAAAAAAT?" and proceeds to [[AbusiveParents beat the shit out of him]] without even hanging up.
* In the first ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' movie, Kraven does this when he finds out that "Selene's pet" (Michael) was bitten by a werewolf. His BigWhat has the unfortunate side effect of waking up [[OhCrap Viktor.]]
* In ''Film/{{Ali}}'', this is Cassius Clay Sr.'s reaction when his namesake son informs him that he'll no longer be known by his father's name.
--> '''Elijah Mohammad:''' ''(to the man previously known as Cassius Clay, and later, Cassius X)'' From this day forward, you shall be known as Muhammad Ali.
--> ''(Cut to the next scene at the front yard of Cassius Sr.'s home, where a visibly shocked father turns around to face his son.)''
--> '''Cassius Clay Sr.:''' What? You...you ''WHAT?!?''
* In the comedy ''Clean Slate'', the hero lost his memory of his testimony for the mob, but taped what he could remember before he forgot the rest of it. Then he found his girlfriend accidentally taped over it, and did this trope.
* Happens in ''Film/KingKong2005'' after Ann and Jack escape the jungle and the crew prepares to leave the island.
-->'''Denham:''' Wait -- what about Kong?
-->'''Jack:''' What about him?
-->'''Denham:''' We came here to make a moving picture, and we found something worth more than all the movies in the world!
-->'''Englehorn:''' What?!
* During the FinalBattle in ''Film/TopGun'':
-->'''Merlin:''' What are you doing? You're slowing down, you're slowing down!
-->'''Maverick:''' I'm bringing him in closer, Merlin.
-->'''Merlin:''' You're gonna do WHAT!?
* There's an urban legend that Harrison Ford had pretty much this reaction at the Hollywood premiere of The Empire Strikes Back at the Big Reveal about Darth Vader. When filming the movie, the line that David Prowse delivered was that Ben Kenobi killed Luke's father; the real line was concealed from all but a handful of people to best preserve the surprise.
* In ''[[Film/HomeAlone Home Alone 2: Lost in New York]]'', Peter has one when he discovers Kevin did not accompany the family to Miami.
* The restored version of ''TheBluesBrothers'' when Curtis tells the band why their performance is important.
-->'''Curtis:''' Jake and Elwood are donating the band share to the door money to pay the taxes on the St. Helen's orphanage in Calumet City.
-->'''Band:''' WHAT!?
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18th Mar '16 2:06:45 PM Willbyr
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* Something of a CatchPhrase of [[UnfazedEveryman Kawachi]] from ''YakitateJapan'' is that he'd yell, "What'd you say?" in situations like this (The record was about 30 times in a single chapter of the manga).
* In the first anime for ''MahouSenseiNegima'', upon being told that Negi had just [[BroughtDownToNormal depowered]] [[WillFullyWeak himself intentionally]], thus becoming TheLoad, one female character bellowed a loud "Naaaaniiii!!?"

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* Something of a CatchPhrase of [[UnfazedEveryman Kawachi]] from ''YakitateJapan'' ''Manga/YakitateJapan'' is that he'd yell, "What'd you say?" in situations like this (The record was about 30 times in a single chapter of the manga).
* In the first anime for ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', upon being told that Negi had just [[BroughtDownToNormal depowered]] [[WillFullyWeak himself intentionally]], thus becoming TheLoad, one female character bellowed a loud "Naaaaniiii!!?"
5th Mar '16 11:10:48 AM DragonManipulator372
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* In The Big Bang Theory, Leonard yells this spectacularly at Sheldon, after Sheldon tells him that there was no need to suffer through [[ItMakesSenseInContext wearing his itchy sweater.]]

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* In The Big Bang Theory, after a FlatWhat, Leonard yells this spectacularly at Sheldon, after Sheldon tells him that there was no need to suffer through [[ItMakesSenseInContext wearing his itchy sweater.]]
5th Mar '16 11:05:20 AM DragonManipulator372
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*In The Big Bang Theory, Leonard yells this spectacularly at Sheldon, after Sheldon tells him that there was no need to suffer through [[ItMakesSenseInContext wearing his itchy sweater.]]
2nd Mar '16 2:45:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* Done a few times in ''TheStrangerhood.''

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* Done a few times in ''TheStrangerhood.''Machinima/TheStrangerhood.''
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