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24th Aug '16 6:55:46 PM Tigerozen
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* The second season of BojackHorseman introduces a game show entitled ''Hollywoo Stars and Celebrities: What Do They Know? Do They Know Things?? Let's Find Out!''. True to the name, the viewers/audience finds out how much trivia Hollywoo's stars and celebrities know.

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* The second season of BojackHorseman ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' introduces a game show entitled ''Hollywoo Stars and Celebrities: What Do They Know? Do They Know Things?? Let's Find Out!''. True to the name, the viewers/audience finds out how much trivia Hollywoo's stars and celebrities know.
24th Aug '16 6:54:37 PM Tigerozen
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* The second season of BojackHorseman introduces a game show entitled ''Hollywoo Stars and Celebrities: What Do They Know? Do They Know Things?? Let's Find Out!''. True to the name, the viewers/audience finds out how much trivia Hollywoo's stars and celebrities know.
22nd Aug '16 12:54:04 PM SWFMax
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* Many videos made by WebVideo/MatthewSantoro are this. For example, "10 DEAD PEOPLE Who CAME BACK TO LIFE!" is about 10 dead people who [[BackFromTheDead came back to life]].
18th Aug '16 3:23:44 PM CamelCase
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* Referenced in ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'': "The Material Changer is Exactly What It Says On The Tin. Or on the cardboard. Or the polystyrene. Or whatever else it is that you want it to say it on."
** Some of the logic fits this too. The Game Ender ends the game, the Smoke Emitter emits smoke, and all of the sensors sense exactly what they say they do. Player Sensors, Water Sensors, Tag Sensors, Impact Sensors, etc.
11th Aug '16 7:37:16 PM BigJaredMonkey
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** When it first came out, a lot of people assumed Pink Floyd's song "Learning to Fly" was a metaphor about personal freedom and liberation. Nope. Turns out its about becoming a pilot and the joy of flying your own aircraft.
1st Aug '16 10:37:18 AM Mjolnir13621
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*In ''Literature/AllTheWayToTheGallows'', the short story "A Most Offensive Weapon", about a sentient weapon that makes offensive comments to everyone in hearing range.
29th Jul '16 9:29:46 AM StFan
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A title should tell you what a movie, show, episode of a show or product is about or does. Sometimes, though, the premise or plot of the story is '''all''' right there in the title. That's when you can say that the story is '''Exactly What It Says On The Tin'''. Thus, this trope.

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A title should tell you what a movie, show, episode of a show or product is about or does. Sometimes, though, the premise or plot of the story is '''all''' right there in the title. That's when you can say that the story is '''Exactly "Exactly What It Says On The Tin'''.on the Tin". Thus, this trope.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PiUoLyOa40 Ronseal]] Quick Drying Woodstain: {{Trope Namer|s}}, as its advertisement claimed it did what its name was - it dried quickly and was a woodstain.
* Kellogg's Sugar Frosted Flakes - as the box indicates, the full name is even more Exactly What It Says On The Tin: [[http://godsofadvertising.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/frostedflakes.jpg they're Kellogg's Sugar Frosted Flakes Of Corn]] used to be this at least in the USA and Canada, but the word "sugar" was dropped in the 1980s making it less of an example. There's also the frosting-free version, Corn Flakes. A lot of store-brand versions of popular cereals follow this trope.
* The product description of Nestlé's "Buncha Crunch" candy is "Bunches of crunchy milk chocolate."

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PiUoLyOa40 Ronseal]] Quick Drying Woodstain: {{Trope Namer|s}}, as its advertisement claimed claims it did does what its name was - is -- it dried dries quickly and was is a woodstain.
* Kellogg's Sugar Frosted Flakes - -- as the box indicates, the full name is even more Exactly What It Says On The on the Tin: [[http://godsofadvertising.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/frostedflakes.jpg they're Kellogg's Sugar Frosted Flakes Of of Corn]] used to be this at least in the USA and Canada, but the word "sugar" was dropped in the 1980s making it less of an example. There's also the frosting-free version, Corn Flakes. A lot of store-brand versions of popular cereals follow this trope.
* The product description of Nestlé's "Buncha Crunch" candy is "Bunches of crunchy milk chocolate."



* There's a popular restaurant in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}'s Reading Terminal Market called "Dutch Eating Place." As long as you're aware that "Dutch" means "Pennsylvania Dutch" (i.e. [[NonindicativeName German]]) and what that entails (and if you're in Philly, you should, and if you don't you should learn), there's nothing else you need to know about it.

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* There's a popular restaurant in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}'s Reading Terminal Market called "Dutch Eating Place." Place". As long as you're aware that "Dutch" means "Pennsylvania Dutch" (i.e. [[NonindicativeName German]]) and what that entails (and if you're in Philly, you should, and if you don't you should learn), there's nothing else you need to know about it.



[[folder:Academia]]
* In 1950 Mathematician Claude Shannon published his seminal work ''How To Teach Computers How To Play Chess''. It was about how you could teach Computers how to play Chess.
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* All of the episode titles for ''{{LightNovel/Baccano}}'' are ''very'' straightforward. For example:

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[[folder:Academia]]
* In 1950 Mathematician Claude Shannon published his seminal work ''How To Teach Computers How To Play Chess''. It was about how you could teach Computers how to play Chess.
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[[folder:Anime and & Manga]]
* All of the episode titles for ''{{LightNovel/Baccano}}'' ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' are ''very'' straightforward. For example:



** "Ladd Russo Enjoys Talking A Lot and Slaughtering A Lot" (Episode 4)

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** "Ladd Russo Enjoys Talking A a Lot and Slaughtering A a Lot" (Episode 4)



** The Japanese version of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is particularly bad, with episodes such as "Here comes Satan's Army! Mr. Satan Gets Beat in one hit..." in which Mr. Satan tries to fight Cell, only to get beat in one hit, or "Pitiful Frieza Cannot Stop Shaking." in which [[CaptainObvious pitiful Frieza cannot stop shaking]]. This is probably because, due to excessive fillers, very little happens in some episodes, and in addition, the Japanese episode titles are all [[http://www.myfavoritegames.com/dbz/DBZJap.htm really long]], so it's fairly common for the episode title to describe exactly what happens in the episode. It could also be because it is assumed that all the viewers has ''already read'' the manga so they just explicitly state whenever something will happen for example "Transformed At Last!! Son Goku, the Legendary Super Saiyan".

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** * The Japanese version of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is particularly bad, with episodes such as "Here comes Satan's Army! Mr. Satan Gets Beat in one In One hit..." in which Mr. Satan tries to fight Cell, only to get beat in one hit, or "Pitiful Frieza Cannot Stop Shaking." Shaking" in which [[CaptainObvious pitiful Frieza cannot stop shaking]]. This is probably because, due to excessive fillers, very little happens in some episodes, and in addition, the Japanese episode titles are all [[http://www.myfavoritegames.com/dbz/DBZJap.htm really long]], so it's fairly common for the episode title to describe exactly what happens in the episode. It could also be because it is assumed that all the viewers has ''already read'' the manga so they just explicitly state whenever something will happen for example "Transformed At at Last!! Son Goku, the Legendary Super Saiyan".



* Several GoNagai works had {{Crossover}} movies and mangas with titles pretty much informed those works' fans all they needed to know:

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* Several GoNagai Creator/GoNagai works had {{Crossover}} movies and mangas with titles pretty much informed those works' fans all they needed to know:



* ''Manga/KoreWaKoiNoHanashi'' is a manga about a love story.
* ''Manga/TriGun'': The subtitle on the manga says Deep Space Planet Future Gun Action! Try to guess what the series is about.

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* %%* ''Manga/KoreWaKoiNoHanashi'' is a manga about a love story.
* ''Manga/TriGun'': The subtitle on the manga says Deep ''Deep Space Planet Future Gun Action! Action!'' Try to guess what the series is about.



* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': The Swedish title, ''Keroro, Grodan Från Rymden'' (Keroro, the frog from space).

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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': The Swedish title, ''Keroro, Grodan Från Rymden'' (Keroro, the frog from space).



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[[folder:Comedy]]
* Invoked by Creator/JaneaneGarofalo ("just as it says on the tin") in If You Will, regarding CakeFarts.com.
* Paula Poundstone's award-winning HBO show was called "Cops, Cats and Stuff". Guess what Paula talks about?
* Creator/{{Norm MacDonald}} has a DVD entitled "[=Norm MacDonald=]: Me Doing Stand-Up" is a good example.
* Jimmy Carr's live DVD titles are, in order of release: "Live", "Standup", "Comedian", "In Concert", "Telling Jokes", "Making People Laugh", "Being Funny", "Laughing and Joking". Which could be strung together as a single sentence describing all or any one of them.
* Joshua Ladgrove:
** His 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Show, "Joshua Ladgrove Talks at You for 52 Minutes in Exchange for Some of Your Money".
** His 2014 show, "Come Heckle Christ", invited the audience to do exactly that.
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* ''Comicbook/{{Foolkiller}}'': He kills...Well, take a guess.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Foolkiller}}'': He kills... Well, take a guess.



* As GailSimone often reminds people, King Shark is a shark.

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* As GailSimone Creator/GailSimone often reminds people, King Shark is a shark.



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* "Fanfic/BrendansPokemonAdventure" is about the main character Brendan going on a Pokémon Adventure.

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* "Fanfic/BrendansPokemonAdventure" is about the main character Brendan going on a Pokémon Adventure.



* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/37680/Fluttershy-Has-Tea-With-Jesus Fluttershy Has Tea With Jesus]]''
** There are a lot of fanfics with titles along the lines of "Character Does A Specific Thing."

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* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/37680/Fluttershy-Has-Tea-With-Jesus Fluttershy Has Tea With Jesus]]''
**
with Jesus]]'' There are a lot of fanfics with titles along the lines of "Character Does A a Specific Thing."



* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/98095/vinyl-and-octavia-get-incredibly-drunk Vinyl and Octavia Get Incredibly Drunk]]''
** There's also a prequel, ''Vinyl and Octavia Machete Their Way Through The Jungle'', and three sequels, ''Vinyl and Octavia Are Forcibly Shipped'', ''Vinyl and Octavia Fight Ten Thousand Ninjas'', and ''Vinyl and Octavia Have Multiple Dates''.
* InUniverse example from ''Fanfic/RetroChill'': Dr. Brainstorm's "Defeat Current Dictator and Give User Control all at the Same Time" device.
* The crossover fic [[Fanfic/GuyverNaruto Guyver Naruto]].
* Basically any fanfic with a title such as "(number) Times (character) (action)".
* ''Fanfic/PacificWorldWarIIUsNavyShipgirls'' is...exactly that. [[SarcasmMode What, were you expecting the Japanese, German, and Italian ships were already familiar with?]]
* Chapter 48 of ''{{FanFic/Vapors}}'' is titled "In Which Danzo Is Blamed For Something He Did Not Do (For Once)." It deals with exhuming Sasuke's parents to find that their eyes were stolen. Tobi did it, but no one else knows that.

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* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/98095/vinyl-and-octavia-get-incredibly-drunk Vinyl and Octavia Get Incredibly Drunk]]''
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Drunk]]'' There's also a prequel, ''Vinyl and Octavia Machete Their Way Through The the Jungle'', and three sequels, ''Vinyl and Octavia Are Forcibly Shipped'', ''Vinyl and Octavia Fight Ten Thousand Ninjas'', and ''Vinyl and Octavia Have Multiple Dates''.
* InUniverse example from ''Fanfic/RetroChill'': Dr. Brainstorm's "Defeat Current Dictator and Give User Control all at the Same Time" device.
*
The crossover fic [[Fanfic/GuyverNaruto Guyver Naruto]].
*
''Fanfic/GuyverNaruto''.
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Basically any fanfic with a title such as "(number) Times (character) (action)".
* ''Fanfic/PacificWorldWarIIUsNavyShipgirls'' is... exactly that. [[SarcasmMode What, were you expecting the Japanese, German, and Italian ships were already familiar with?]]
* Chapter 48 of ''{{FanFic/Vapors}}'' ''FanFic/{{Vapors}}'' is titled "In Which Danzo Is Blamed For for Something He Did Not Do (For (for Once)." It deals with exhuming Sasuke's parents to find that their eyes were stolen. Tobi did it, but no one else knows that.



* In ''FanFic/TheStoryToEndAllStories'', all stories just might come to an end if the Nothing is not stopped dead in its tracks. Also the title of a short story by Creator/PhilipKDick, as referenced by Crow.
* The {{VideoGame/Touhou}} fanfic ''Foundling'', is about, well, a foundling, a human one abandoned in a forest of youkai to be exact.

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* In ''FanFic/TheStoryToEndAllStories'', ''Fanfic/TheStoryToEndAllStories'', all stories just might come to an end if the Nothing is not stopped dead in its tracks. Also the title of a short story by Creator/PhilipKDick, as referenced by Crow.
* The {{VideoGame/Touhou}} ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} fanfic ''Foundling'', is about, well, a foundling, a human one abandoned in a forest of youkai to be exact.exact.
* The [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Midna]] fan forum/site [[http://wantmidnaback.com/forum/index.php Want Midna Back]] is a forum created and visited by Midna fans who... well, weren't pleased by her final scene.
* ''Blog/RainbowDashReadsHomestuck''. Granted, there's a bit more to it then that, but that's the core of the tumblr.
* [[http://metroid2remake.blogspot.com/ AM2R]] or, "Another ''Franchise/{{Metroid}} 2'' Remake". Guess what it's similar to...



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* {{Enforced|Trope}} in ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane''. It was originally only a working title. They eventually decided on 'Pacific Air Flight 121.' Contrary to popular belief, Creator/SamuelLJackson did not threaten to pull out if they didn't change it back, but he did strongly suggest they do so.
* ''Film/HoboWithAShotgun''. A fake trailer in the ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' double feature (although seemingly limited to Canadian theatrical releases, for some illogical reason), you get exactly that. And about two minutes of sheer awesome ensues.
** There's also Music/RobZombie's contribution, ''[[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolf]] [[FanService Women]] of the [[StupidJetpackHitler S.S.]]''.
** Both the Hobo with a Shotgun and Machete trailers eventually inspired [[{{Defictionalization}} actual films]].

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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HulkVs'', which is [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] versus the other guy in the title ([[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] or Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''. One might expect a movie made with LEGO. But it is, as stated in the title, a movie ''about'' LEGO.
* ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' was going to have the title "Basil of Baker Street". When the title changed, Peter Schneider sent [[http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4081/2333/1600/WDPNewTitles_large.1.jpg a gag memo]] to the animation department suggesting to rename the entire Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon at the time as thus[[labelnote:*]]Note that ''Disney/SaludosAmigos'', ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'', ''Disney/MakeMineMusic'', ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'', ''Disney/MelodyTime'', ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad'', and ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' aren't referenced.[[/labelnote]]:
** ''[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Seven Little Men Help a Girl]]''
** ''[[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} The Wooden Boy Who Became Real]]''
** ''[[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Color and Music]]''
** ''[[Disney/{{Dumbo}} The Wonderful Elephant Who Could Really Fly]]''
** ''[[Disney/{{Bambi}} The Little Deer Who Grew Up]]''
** ''[[Disney/{{Cinderella}} The Girl With the See-Through Shoes]]''
** ''[[Disney/AliceInWonderland The Girl in the Imaginary World]]''
** ''[[Disney/PeterPan The Amazing Flying Children]]''
** ''[[Disney/LadyAndTheTramp Two Dogs Fall in Love]]''
** ''[[Disney/SleepingBeauty The Girl Who Seemed to Die]]''
** ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Puppies Taken Away]]''
** ''[[Disney/TheSwordInTheStone The Boy Who Would Be King]]''
** ''[[Disney/TheJungleBook A Boy, a Bear and a Big Black Cat]]''
** ''[[OddNameOut Aristocats]]''
** ''Disney/RobinHood [[RecycledInSpace with Animals]]''
** ''[[Disney/TheRescuers Two Mice Save a Girl]]''
** ''[[Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound A Fox and a Hound are Friends]]''
** ''[[Disney/TheBlackCauldron The Evil Bonehead]]''
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* {{Enforced|Trope}} in ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane''. It was originally only a working title. They eventually decided on 'Pacific "''Pacific Air Flight 121.' 121''". Contrary to popular belief, Creator/SamuelLJackson did not threaten to pull out if they didn't change it back, but he did strongly suggest they do so.
* ''Film/HoboWithAShotgun''. A fake trailer in the ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' double feature (although seemingly limited to Canadian theatrical releases, for some illogical reason), you get exactly that. And about two minutes of sheer awesome ensues.
**
ensues. Both the ''Hobo with a Shotgun'' and ''Machete'' trailers eventually inspired [[{{Defictionalization}} actual films]].
*
There's also Music/RobZombie's contribution, ''[[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolf]] [[FanService Women]] of the [[StupidJetpackHitler S.S.]]''.
** Both the Hobo with a Shotgun and Machete trailers eventually inspired [[{{Defictionalization}} actual films]].
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K_Foundation_Burn_a_Million_Quid Watch The K Foundation Burn a Million Quid]]: A documentary of the guys from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_KLF The KLF]], also known as the K Foundation, which documents them burning a million pounds in banknotes.

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* [[http://en.''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K_Foundation_Burn_a_Million_Quid Watch The the K Foundation Burn a Million Quid]]: Quid]]'': A documentary of the guys from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_KLF The KLF]], also known as the K Foundation, which documents them burning a million pounds in banknotes.



* The long-running Finnish movie franchise ''UunoTurhapuro'' almost always had titles like these. For example, the movie where the titular character Uuno Turhapuro joins the Army is called ''Uuno Turhapuro in the Ranks of the Army'', the one where he moves to the countryside is called ''Uuno Turhapuro Moves to the Countryside'', and so on. The prize, however, goes to ''Uuno Turhapuro Loses His Memory'', and its sequel, ''Uuno Turhapuro's Memory Returns Bit by Bit''.

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* The long-running Finnish movie franchise ''UunoTurhapuro'' ''Film/UunoTurhapuro'' almost always had titles like these. For example, the movie where the titular character Uuno Turhapuro joins the Army is called ''Uuno Turhapuro in the Ranks of the Army'', the one where he moves to the countryside is called ''Uuno Turhapuro Moves to the Countryside'', and so on. The prize, however, goes to ''Uuno Turhapuro Loses His Memory'', and its sequel, ''Uuno Turhapuro's Memory Returns Bit by Bit''.



-->'''Kyle''': You're probably wondering what ''Trash Humpers'' is about. Well, you know how ''{{Theatre/Cats}}'' was about cats? ''(Cut to clip of "old men" humping trash bags.)''
* ''Film/SeekingAFriendForTheEndOfTheWorld'': it's the [[JustBeforeTheEnd end of the world]] and [[TheEveryman Dodge]] is seeking a friend.

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-->'''Kyle''': -->'''Kyle:''' You're probably wondering what ''Trash Humpers'' is about. Well, you know how ''{{Theatre/Cats}}'' ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' was about cats? ''(Cut ''[cut to clip of "old men" humping trash bags.)''
bags]''
* ''Film/SeekingAFriendForTheEndOfTheWorld'': it's It's the [[JustBeforeTheEnd end of the world]] and [[TheEveryman Dodge]] is seeking a friend.



* ''[[Film/TheIncrediblyStrangeCreatures The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies]]''

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* ''[[Film/TheIncrediblyStrangeCreatures The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And and Became Mixed-Up Zombies]]''



* Muppet movie titles are usually pretty straight forward:
** ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' is in fact a movie about the Muppets.
** ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'' and ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' are indeed Muppet adaptations of those two very famous pieces of literature.
** ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace'' does indeed feature Muppets arriving from beyond our planet.
** Their 2011 film is as direct as it gets, titled simply ''Film/TheMuppets''.



* ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooLittle'' had the brutal hitman Boris "TheButcher" Blavatsky, who got the name for... running a butcher's shop with his wife, and only taking up contract killing to make ends meet.



* In 1950 Mathematician Claude Shannon published his seminal work ''How to Teach Computers How to Play Chess''. It was about how you could teach Computers how to play Chess.



** There's also ''For your Consideration, The Firms of Dutton Riverhead Books of New York City, Publishers of Ken Follett, Darin Strauss, David Rees, and the RZA, Present in the English Language: A Further Compendium of Complete World Knowledge in "The Areas Of My Expertise" Assembled and Illumined by Me, John Hodgman, A Famous Minor Television Personality* , Offering'' ''Literature/MoreInformationThanYouRequire''' ''On subjects as Diverse As: The Past (As There Is Always More of it), The Future (As There is Still Some Left), All of the Presidents of the United States, The Secrets of Hollywood, Gambling, The Sport of the Asthmatic Man (Including Hermit-Crab Racing), Strange Encounters with Aliens, How to Buy a Computer, How to Cook an Owl, And Most Other Subjects, Plus: Answers To Your Questions Posed via Electronic Mail, And: 700 Mole-Man Names, Including Their Occupations''.\\

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** * There's also ''For your Consideration, The Firms of Dutton Riverhead Books of New York City, Publishers of Ken Follett, Darin Strauss, David Rees, and the RZA, Present in the English Language: A Further Compendium of Complete World Knowledge in "The Areas Of My Expertise" Assembled and Illumined by Me, John Hodgman, A Famous Minor Television Personality* , Offering'' ''Literature/MoreInformationThanYouRequire''' ''On subjects as Diverse As: The Past (As There Is Always More of it), The Future (As There is Still Some Left), All of the Presidents of the United States, The Secrets of Hollywood, Gambling, The Sport of the Asthmatic Man (Including Hermit-Crab Racing), Strange Encounters with Aliens, How to Buy a Computer, How to Cook an Owl, And Most Other Subjects, Plus: Answers To Your Questions Posed via Electronic Mail, And: 700 Mole-Man Names, Including Their Occupations''.\\



* ''On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life'' by UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin.
** Scientific works in general are likely to be this, although in older works there may be some elements of language marches on for modern readers. For example ''Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica'' - Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. 'Natural philosophy' is now referred to as science.
** ''Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Körper'' - On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies. We now call the theory Einstein described in it special relativity.

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* ''On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life'' by UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin.
**
Scientific works in general are likely to be this, although in older works there may be some elements of language marches on for modern readers. readers.
**
For example ''Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica'' - -- Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. 'Natural philosophy' is now referred to as science.
** ''Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Körper'' - On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies. We now call the theory Einstein described in it special relativity.relativity.
** ''On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life'' by UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin.



* ''The Book of Useless Information''. It's a book.. which contains useless information.
* The illustrated Japanese translation of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' was called ''The Boy Whom I Love Is A Vampire''.

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* ''The Book of Useless Information''. It's a book..book... which contains useless information.
* The illustrated Japanese translation of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' was called ''The Boy Whom I Love Is A a Vampire''.



* In the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' Saga, many times there is this weapon mentioned called a 'Dragonlance.' A character by the name of Fizban tries to explain all he knows about this great mystical weapon by relaying, "It was a weapon similar to - no, it wasn't. Actually it was - no, it wasn't that either. It was closer to... almost a... rather it was, sort of a - lance, that's it! A lance!" He nodded earnestly. "And it was quite good against dragons."
** The leader of the original Companions was [[HalfHumanHybrid Tanis Half-Elven]], named so because the elves that raised him didn't know the name of his human father, and they would be ''[[FantasticRacism damned]]'' if they were going to give him the family name of his mother. Lampshaded when one of his new companions asked him why he wasn't named "Half-Human"?
* Australian children's author Paul Jennings has a book named "''How Hedley Hopkins Did A Dare, Robbed A Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was at It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It''" which, unsurprisingly, is about how Hedley Hopkins did a dare, robbed a grave, made a new friend who might not have really been there at all, and while he was at it committed a terrible sin which everyone was doing even though he didn't know it

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* In the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' Saga, many times there is this weapon mentioned called a 'Dragonlance.' A character by the name of Fizban tries to explain all he knows about this great mystical weapon by relaying, "It was a weapon similar to - no, it wasn't. Actually it was - no, it wasn't that either. It was closer to... almost a... rather it was, sort of a - lance, that's it! A lance!" He nodded earnestly. "And it was quite good against dragons."
** The leader of the original Companions was [[HalfHumanHybrid Tanis Half-Elven]], named so because the elves that raised him didn't know the name of his human father, and they would be ''[[FantasticRacism damned]]'' if they were going to give him the family name of his mother. Lampshaded when one of his new companions asked him why he wasn't named "Half-Human"?
* Australian children's author Paul Jennings has a book named "''How Hedley Hopkins Did A a Dare, Robbed A a Grave, Made a New Friend Who Might Not Have Really Been There at All, and While He Was at It Committed a Terrible Sin Which Everyone Was Doing Even Though He Didn't Know It''" which, unsurprisingly, is about how Hedley Hopkins did a dare, robbed a grave, made a new friend who might not have really been there at all, and while he was at it committed a terrible sin which everyone was doing even though he didn't know it



* The titles of some books in ''Literature/TheBible'' leave no doubt as to their contents--in particular, Proverbs, Psalms, and Lamentations.

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* The titles of some books in ''Literature/TheBible'' leave no doubt as to their contents--in contents -- in particular, Proverbs, Psalms, and Lamentations.



* The Big Dead Tree from ''Literature/TheTwits''.



* The ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' quartet has rather basic titles: ''First Test, Page, Squire'', and ''Lady Knight''. The plots: Keladry of Mindelan enters page training on probation, becomes a full page, then a squire, and finally a knight. (Given Kel's matter-of-fact personality, this rather fits her.) The series title counts too--Kel spends most of her time defending animals and people who are either physically small or overlooked by society, or both.

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* The ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' quartet has rather basic titles: ''First Test, Page, Squire'', and ''Lady Knight''. The plots: Keladry of Mindelan enters page training on probation, becomes a full page, then a squire, and finally a knight. (Given Kel's matter-of-fact personality, this rather fits her.) The series title counts too--Kel too -- Kel spends most of her time defending animals and people who are either physically small or overlooked by society, or both.



* Creator/JulesVerne was an even bigger fan of this trope. Guess what ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays, Literature/FromTheEarthToTheMoon, Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth,'' and ''Literature/ParisInTheTwentiethCentury'' are about?
* ''Literature/AlienInASmallTown'' by [[Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob Jim Cleaveland]] is about an [[StarfishAliens alien]] who winds up spending years living in a small [[{{UsefulNotes/Amish}} Pennsylvania Dutch]] town.

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* Creator/JulesVerne was an even bigger fan of this trope. Guess what ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays, Literature/FromTheEarthToTheMoon, Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth,'' ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'', ''Literature/FromTheEarthToTheMoon'', ''Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'', and ''Literature/ParisInTheTwentiethCentury'' are about?
* ''Literature/AlienInASmallTown'' by [[Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob Jim Cleaveland]] is about an [[StarfishAliens alien]] who winds up spending years living in a small [[{{UsefulNotes/Amish}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Amish}} Pennsylvania Dutch]] town.



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* Some non-fiction programs with genuine titles such as ''The Man Whose Arms Exploded''. Often and very easily parodied, e.g. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9al-mpqXjc The Boy With An Arse For A Face]]

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* Some non-fiction programs with genuine titles such as ''The Man Whose Arms Exploded''. Often and very easily parodied, e.g. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9al-mpqXjc The Boy With An an Arse For A for a Face]]



* The first-ever produced episode of ''Series/ILoveLucy'' was entitled "Lucy Thinks Ricky is Trying to Murder Her." Bet you can't guess the plot. Most of the episode titles are like that. Most likely back then, the writers figured no one but themselves would care about titles in a medium that a great many people still considered a passing fad. Why bother with clever titles?

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* The first-ever produced episode of ''Series/ILoveLucy'' was entitled "Lucy Thinks Ricky is Trying to Murder Her." Her". Bet you can't guess the plot. Most of the episode titles are like that. Most likely back then, the writers figured no one no-one but themselves would care about titles in a medium that a great many people still considered a passing fad. Why bother with clever titles?



* [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079598/ The Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women.]] It's exactly the barely adequate movie-of-the-week material it sounds like.

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* [[http://www.''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079598/ The Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women.]] Women]]''. It's exactly the barely adequate movie-of-the-week material it sounds like.



* Some episodes of ''Series/{{Psych}}'' (known for having bizarre and quirky episode titles) fall under this category, eg: "Gus's Dad May Have Killed An Old Guy."

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* Some episodes of ''Series/{{Psych}}'' (known for having bizarre and quirky episode titles) fall under this category, eg: "Gus's Dad May Have Killed An Old Guy."Guy".



* Several if not many episodes of ''Series/DoctorWho'', as well as a few of the gadgets. Helpfully [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in one instance by Jack, using the exact name of the trope to describe the defabricator.

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* %%* Several if not many episodes of ''Series/DoctorWho'', as well as a few of the gadgets. Helpfully [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in one instance by Jack, using the exact name of the trope to describe the defabricator.gadgets.



* In season 4, episode 20 of the British Series/TopGear, they make a vehicle capable of working as a conventional van or hovercraft. What do they name it? The 'Hovervan'.



[[folder:Medicine]]
* Many disorders are this, since it's helpful and descriptive. Sadly, they only qualify if you know what the medical Latin means. Similarly, many internal body parts are like this, too, making life much easier for anatomy and physiology students.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_fatigue_syndrome Chronic fatigue syndrome]] (ME), in which one is generally permanently tired with all or many of the effects that come with that.
* Many enzymes have names that just describe their functions, with an added "-ase" suffix to indicate that they're enzymes. Examples include RNA polymerase (which produces RNA via polymerisation) and reverse transcriptase (which produces a DNA strand through [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_transcriptase#Process_of_reverse_transcription reverse transcription]]). Some make it even clearer what they are and what they do, such as citrate cleavage enzyme.
[[/folder]]



* Parodied by Music/WeirdAlYankovic's song, "This Song's Just Six Words Long"... do the math. The song itself is ''not'' an example; even the oft-repeated chorus is actually "This song ''is'' just six words long", which is already Exactly ''Not'' What It Says On The Tin. Why? Well, "seven" doesn't fit the meter.

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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic:
**
Parodied by Music/WeirdAlYankovic's song, the song "This Song's Just Six Words Long"... do the math. The song itself is ''not'' an example; even the oft-repeated chorus is actually "This song ''is'' just six words long", which is already Exactly ''Not'' What It Says On The Tin. Why? Well, "seven" doesn't fit the meter.



-->This is the theme to Garry's Show,\\

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-->This -->''This is the theme to Garry's Show,\\



And goes on in the same vein.
* Music/NoFX: "45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough to Go on Our Other Records". Fortunately the song ''Fuck The Kids'' wasn't meant literally.
** The weird thing is there's actually 47 songs.
* The compilation album ''Short Music for Short People''. The album features 101 songs by 101 artists, with an average song length of around 30 seconds.
** Said compilation includes the tune "Mike Booted Our First Song, So We Recorded This One Instead" by Mad Caddies.
* Much of the soundtrack to ''TheProposition'' consists of songs with titles like "Sad Violin Thing".

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And goes on in the same vein.
vein.''
* Music/NoFX: "45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough to Go on Our Other Records". Fortunately the song ''Fuck The the Kids'' wasn't meant literally.
**
literally. The weird thing is there's actually 47 songs.
* The compilation album ''Short Music for Short People''. The album features 101 songs by 101 artists, with an average song length of around 30 seconds.
**
seconds. Said compilation includes the tune "Mike Booted Our First Song, So We Recorded This One Instead" by Mad Caddies.
* Much of the soundtrack to ''TheProposition'' ''Film/TheProposition'' consists of songs with titles like "Sad Violin Thing".



* Music/PinkFloyd's "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving With a Pict" from ''Music/{{Ummagumma}}'' is several species of small furry animals (a sped-up Roger Waters making animal noises) gathered together in a cave and grooving with a Pict (Waters again).
** Music/PinkFloyd once planned to release an album called 'Household Objects' consisting of music played entirely on household objects.
* ClassicalMusic in general loved this trope. Pachelbel's Canon is, in full, ''Canon and Gigue in D major for three Violins and Basso Continuo''. [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] works most commonly called the Eroica Variations (for their use in the Eroica Symphony) were in full ''Variations and Fugue for Piano in E flat major, Op. 35'', while his Opus 20 was ''Septet for clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, and contrabass in E-flat major''. It's no wonder many classical works are simply referred to by composer, opus, and number.

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* Music/PinkFloyd's Music/PinkFloyd:
**
"Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving With a Pict" from ''Music/{{Ummagumma}}'' is several species of small furry animals (a sped-up Roger Waters making animal noises) gathered together in a cave and grooving with a Pict (Waters again).
** Music/PinkFloyd Pink Floyd once planned to release an album called 'Household Objects' ''Household Objects'' consisting of music played entirely on household objects.
* ClassicalMusic in general loved this trope. trope.
**
Pachelbel's Canon is, in full, ''Canon "Canon and Gigue in D major for three Violins and Basso Continuo''. Continuo".
**
[[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] works most commonly called the Eroica Variations (for their use in the Eroica Symphony) were in full ''Variations "Variations and Fugue for Piano in E flat major, Op. 35'', 35", while his Opus 20 was ''Septet "Septet for clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, and contrabass in E-flat major''.major". It's no wonder many classical works are simply referred to by composer, opus, and number.



* Country singer Kenny Price recorded "The Shortest Song in the World," which was 18 seconds long and consisted of a two-measure intro, followed by Price singing "This is the shortest song in the world." Believe it or not, it was the B side of a single.
** Ironically enough, it ''isn't'' the shortest song in the world: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybGOT4d2Hs8 this]] is.

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* Country singer Kenny Price recorded "The Shortest Song in the World," which was 18 seconds long and consisted of a two-measure intro, followed by Price singing "This is the shortest song in the world." Believe it or not, it was the B side of a single.
**
single. Ironically enough, it ''isn't'' the shortest song in the world: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybGOT4d2Hs8 this]] is.



* Music/PublicImageLtd (often abbreviated as [=PiL=]) once recorded an album that is simply named ''Album''. Depending on the format, the same album is also called ''Cassette'' or ''Compact Disc''.

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* Music/PublicImageLtd (often abbreviated as [=PiL=]) [=PiL=]):
** They
once recorded an album that is simply named ''Album''. Depending on the format, the same album is also called ''Cassette'' or ''Compact Disc''.



** Can we refer to ABW&H as "Maybe"? It wouldn't be EWISOTT anymore, but it would be funny.



** Likewise, "Prayer" by Disturbed is literally a prayer, it's a conversation with God.

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** * Likewise, "Prayer" by Disturbed is literally a prayer, it's a conversation with God.



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[[folder:Pinball]][[folder:Pinballs]]



[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]

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[[folder:Professional [[folder:Pro Wrestling]]



* Flag Match
** Jan. 20 2012 ''WWE Friday Night Smackdown'' during the Flag Match between Wrestling/TedDiBiaseJr., representing America, and Wrestling/{{Hunico}}, representing Mexico where Cole explains this.
-->'''Michael Cole''': ''The Rules are simple. You gotta climb the pole, grab the flag, and you win, right?''
-->'''Brooker T''': ''You just told them the rules''.

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* Flag Match
**
Match. Jan. 20 2012 ''WWE Friday Night Smackdown'' during the Flag Match between Wrestling/TedDiBiaseJr., representing America, and Wrestling/{{Hunico}}, representing Mexico where Cole explains this.
-->'''Michael Cole''': ''The --->'''Michael Cole:''' The Rules are simple. You gotta climb the pole, grab the flag, and you win, right?''
-->'''Brooker T''': ''You
right?\\
'''Brooker T:''' You
just told them the rules''.rules.



[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Muppet movie titles are usually pretty straightforward:
** ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' is in fact a movie about the Muppets.
** ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'' and ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' are indeed Muppet adaptations of those two very famous pieces of literature.
** ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace'' does indeed feature Muppets arriving from beyond our planet.
** Their 2011 film is as direct as it gets, titled simply ''Film/TheMuppets''.
[[/folder]]



[[folder:Real Life]]
* The Rocky Mountains of the United States are mountains made out of rock.
** And the Rio Grande (Spanish for "big river") is a big river that flows between the USA and Mexico.
*** The Grand Canyon is a really big canyon. The Red River, between Texas and Oklahoma, where the ground is red shale that colors the water a distinct red. Red Rock Canyon in Oklahoma where the sides are made of...well, the examples go on and on.
* The planet Earth is named after a synonym for the word "ground", because anyone on the surface is standing on exactly that.
* The Moon is the only moon of the planet Earth. This is something of a reversal in etymology, though, as the term "moon" comes from the Moon of the Earth.
* The Sun is the only star in the planet Earth's solar system. As with the Moon, the term "sun" to refer to whatever star is at the center of a given solar system is derived from the Earth's Sun.
* In 2000 Harry Markopolis wrote a report to the SEC entitled "The World's Largest Hedge Fund is a Fraud ". It was about Bernie Madoff's fund. It contained overwhelming evidence that... well you know. The SEC still didn't get him for another 7 years.
* From the "Only in Liberia" files presenting General Butt Naked. He led a guerrilla faction that was, yes, butt naked, and led them, butt naked. How they knew he was a general without anywhere to hang his insignia I don't know.
* Astronomers aren't very original when it comes to naming their telescopes, leading them to name them exactly what they are. There's the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona which is a binocular telescope that is indeed quite large, the Very Large Telescope in Chile which uses four telescopes to generate one very large virtual telescope, the descriptively named Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii, and the (canceled) Overwhelmingly Large Telescope. [[https://xkcd.com/1294/ Parodied]] by WebComic/{{xkcd}}.
* Biologists aren't very imaginative either, so there are lots of species that do this. Like the brown long-eared bat, which is a brown bat with long ears.
* The basketball team Motor City Muslims is a team from Detroit (aka Motor City) where ever member is Islamic.
* If you know the Greek and Latin roots of words, you will see that a lot of words mean exactly what they're supposed to mean. For example, "phlebotomy", which comes from the Greek phlebo-, meaning "vein", and -tomy, meaning "cutting, incision" of an organ and "excision" of an object. Yep, that's pretty much what phlebotomists do. [[/folder]]

[[folder:Roleplay]]
* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'' is just that. There are little details, but the title sums up the essentials of the entire game. Destroy the godmodder.
* ''Roleplay/RockPaperAnything'' is, well, RockPaperScissors, except you can use anything.

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[[folder:Real Life]]
* The Rocky Mountains of the United States are mountains made out of rock.
** And the Rio Grande (Spanish for "big river") is a big river that flows between the USA and Mexico.
*** The Grand Canyon is a really big canyon. The Red River, between Texas and Oklahoma, where the ground is red shale that colors the water a distinct red. Red Rock Canyon in Oklahoma where the sides are made of...well, the examples go on and on.
* The planet Earth is named after a synonym for the word "ground", because anyone on the surface is standing on exactly that.
* The Moon is the only moon of the planet Earth. This is something of a reversal in etymology, though, as the term "moon" comes from the Moon of the Earth.
* The Sun is the only star in the planet Earth's solar system. As with the Moon, the term "sun" to refer to whatever star is at the center of a given solar system is derived from the Earth's Sun.
* In 2000 Harry Markopolis wrote a report to the SEC entitled "The World's Largest Hedge Fund is a Fraud ". It was about Bernie Madoff's fund. It contained overwhelming evidence that... well you know. The SEC still didn't get him for another 7 years.
* From the "Only in Liberia" files presenting General Butt Naked. He led a guerrilla faction that was, yes, butt naked, and led them, butt naked. How they knew he was a general without anywhere to hang his insignia I don't know.
* Astronomers aren't very original when it comes to naming their telescopes, leading them to name them exactly what they are. There's the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona which is a binocular telescope that is indeed quite large, the Very Large Telescope in Chile which uses four telescopes to generate one very large virtual telescope, the descriptively named Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii, and the (canceled) Overwhelmingly Large Telescope. [[https://xkcd.com/1294/ Parodied]] by WebComic/{{xkcd}}.
* Biologists aren't very imaginative either, so there are lots of species that do this. Like the brown long-eared bat, which is a brown bat with long ears.
[[folder:Sports]]
* The basketball team Motor City Muslims is a team from Detroit (aka (a.k.a. Motor City) where ever member is Islamic.
* If you know the Greek and Latin roots of words, you will see that a lot of words mean exactly what they're supposed to mean. For example, "phlebotomy", which comes from the Greek phlebo-, meaning "vein", and -tomy, meaning "cutting, incision" of an organ and "excision" of an object. Yep, that's pretty much what phlebotomists do. [[/folder]]

[[folder:Roleplay]]
* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'' is just that. There are little details, but the title sums up the essentials of the entire game. Destroy the godmodder.
* ''Roleplay/RockPaperAnything'' is, well, RockPaperScissors, except you can use anything.
Islamic.



[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
* Invoked by Creator/JaneaneGarofalo ("just as it says on the tin") in If You Will, regarding CakeFarts.com.
* Paula Poundstone's award-winning HBO show was called "Cops, Cats and Stuff". Guess what Paula talks about?
* Creator/{{Norm MacDonald}} has a DVD entitled "[=Norm MacDonald=]: Me Doing Stand-Up" is a good example.
* Jimmy Carr's live DVD titles are, in order of release: "Live", "Standup", "Comedian", "In Concert", "Telling Jokes", "Making People Laugh", "Being Funny", "Laughing and Joking". Which could be strung together as a single sentence describing all or any one of them.
* Joshua Ladgrove's 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Show, "Joshua Ladgrove Talks at You for 52 Minutes in Exchange for Some of Your Money".
** His 2014 show, "Come Heckle Christ", invited the audience to do exactly that.
[[/folder]]



* There is a French amateur tabletop RPG called ''Lycéenne JDR'' (''TabletopGame/HighSchoolGirlsRPG''). It's a game in which you play girls in high school. And there is an extension called ''MagicalGirl'', allowing you to play a MagicalGirlWarrior.

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* There is a French amateur tabletop RPG called ''Lycéenne JDR'' (''TabletopGame/HighSchoolGirlsRPG''). It's a game in which you play girls in high school. And there is an extension called ''MagicalGirl'', allowing you to play a MagicalGirlWarrior.



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* The names of a few arcs from ''Franchise/WhenTheyCry'' does this mixed with SpoilerTitle:
** From ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' we have the Atonement Arc (Tsumihoroboshi-hen) [[spoiler: where Keiichi remembers his actions from Abducted by demons arc (Onikakushi-hen) and ask for forgiveness]] and the Massacre arc (Minagoroshi-hen) [[spoiler: where everyone in the village is massacred by the BigBad, Takano, and her troops]]. The Eyeopening arc (Meakashi-hen) can also be this on a meta level since it reveals the truth about the cottondrifting arc (Watanagashi-hen) and is the first of the answer arcs.
** From ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' we have the [[spoiler: End of the Golden Witch where Beatrice dies]] and the [[spoiler: Requiem of the Golden Witch where Beatrice (or at least the concept of her) is buried]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'':
** There's a sidequest called "Shoot This Guy In The Face". The quest consists of... shooting the quest-giver in the face. [[note]]Yeah, it's literally required to shoot in him... in the face. Hitting him otherwise [[PlotArmor does not kill him]] And there's a trophy for completing this mission called "Well That Was Easy."[[/note]]

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* The names of a few arcs from ''Franchise/WhenTheyCry'' does this mixed with SpoilerTitle:
** From ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' we have the Atonement Arc (Tsumihoroboshi-hen) [[spoiler: where Keiichi remembers his actions from Abducted by demons arc (Onikakushi-hen) and ask for forgiveness]] and the Massacre arc (Minagoroshi-hen) [[spoiler: where everyone in the village is massacred by the BigBad, Takano, and her troops]]. The Eyeopening arc (Meakashi-hen) can also be this on a meta level since it reveals the truth about the cottondrifting arc (Watanagashi-hen) and is the first of the answer arcs.
** From ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' we have the [[spoiler: End of the Golden Witch where Beatrice dies]] and the [[spoiler: Requiem of the Golden Witch where Beatrice (or at least the concept of her) is buried]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'':
''VideoGame/Borderlands2'':
** There's a sidequest called "Shoot This Guy In The in the Face". The quest consists of... shooting the quest-giver in the face. [[note]]Yeah, it's literally required to shoot in him... in the face. Hitting him otherwise [[PlotArmor does not kill him]] And there's a trophy for completing this mission called "Well That Was Easy."[[/note]]



** Impending Dumé, the killer asteroid currently headed on an unchallenged trajectory towards Earth. Also crosses over with PunnyName and MeaningfulName.

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** Impending Dumé, the killer asteroid currently headed on an unchallenged trajectory towards Earth. Also crosses over with PunnyName and MeaningfulName.



** The move Wake-Up Slap has the user slap the opposing Pokémon and if it's asleep, it gets woken up.

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** The move Wake-Up Slap has the user slap the opposing Pokémon and if it's asleep, it gets woken up.



[[folder:WebComics]]

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[[folder:WebComics]][[folder:Visual Novels]]
* The names of a few arcs from ''Franchise/WhenTheyCry'' does this mixed with SpoilerTitle:
** From ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' we have the Atonement Arc (Tsumihoroboshi-hen) [[spoiler: where Keiichi remembers his actions from Abducted by demons arc (Onikakushi-hen) and ask for forgiveness]] and the Massacre arc (Minagoroshi-hen) [[spoiler: where everyone in the village is massacred by the BigBad, Takano, and her troops]]. The Eyeopening arc (Meakashi-hen) can also be this on a meta level since it reveals the truth about the cottondrifting arc (Watanagashi-hen) and is the first of the answer arcs.
** From ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' we have the [[spoiler: End of the Golden Witch where Beatrice dies]] and the [[spoiler: Requiem of the Golden Witch where Beatrice (or at least the concept of her) is buried]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/BananaNanaNinja''
* ''WebAnimation/MagicalBorderPatrol'': It's got a magic border, being patrolled.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]



* ''FloatingHenryRollinsHeadHaiku'' is a webcomic featuring HenryRollins's floating head, written entirely in {{haiku}}. [[http://www.phancy.com/fhrhh/archive.php?comic=20000822 Find it here.]]

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* ''FloatingHenryRollinsHeadHaiku'' ''Webcomic/FloatingHenryRollinsHeadHaiku'' is a webcomic featuring HenryRollins's Music/HenryRollins's floating head, written entirely in {{haiku}}. [[http://www.phancy.com/fhrhh/archive.php?comic=20000822 Find it here.]]



* [[WebVideo/AitorMolinaVs Aitor Molina Vs]] is about [[CharacterTitle Aitor Molina]] versus media.
* WebVideo/AitorMolinaVs it's about Aitor Molina versus media.

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* [[WebVideo/AitorMolinaVs Aitor Molina Vs]] ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'' is just that. There are little details, but the title sums up the essentials of the entire game. Destroy the godmodder.
* ''Roleplay/RockPaperAnything'' is, well, RockPaperScissors, except you can use anything.
* ''WebVideo/AitorMolinaVs''
is about [[CharacterTitle Aitor Molina]] versus media.
* WebVideo/AitorMolinaVs it's about Aitor Molina versus
media.



* The [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Midna]] fan forum/site [[http://wantmidnaback.com/forum/index.php Want Midna Back]] is a forum created and visited by Midna fans who... well, weren't pleased by her final scene.
* The [[http://www.catsinsinks.com/ Cats In Sinks]] website.
** And the [[http://upsidedowndogs.com/ Upside Down Dogs]] website.
* An Instagram called [[http://instagram.com/catzwithbowties/ Catz With Bowties]] is about pictures of cats with bowties on.
* The [[http://uk.youtube.com/user/blendtec?ob=4 "Will it Blend?"]] series of Youtube videos involve a man putting objects in a blender to see if they will blend.
** Subverted slightly in that they're actually a series of commercials to show that a particular brand of blender ''will'' blend pretty much anything. "Blendtec Blenders Can Blend [X]" would be closer to the trope.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/user/JPizzle1122 Is It A Good Idea to Microwave This?]] involved putting things into a microwave to see if it's a good idea.

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* The [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Midna]] fan forum/site [[http://wantmidnaback.com/forum/index.php Want Midna Back]] is a forum created and visited by Midna fans who... well, weren't pleased by her final scene.
* The [[http://www.catsinsinks.com/ Cats In in Sinks]] website.
**
website. And the [[http://upsidedowndogs.com/ Upside Down Dogs]] website.
* An Instagram called [[http://instagram.com/catzwithbowties/ Catz With with Bowties]] is about pictures of cats with bowties on.
* The [[http://uk.youtube.com/user/blendtec?ob=4 "Will it Blend?"]] ''Advertising/WillItBlend'' series of Youtube Website/YouTube videos involve a man putting objects in a blender to see if they will blend.
**
blend. Subverted slightly in that they're actually a series of commercials to show that a particular brand of blender ''will'' blend pretty much anything. "Blendtec Blenders Can Blend [X]" would be closer to the trope.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/user/JPizzle1122 Is It A Good Idea to Microwave This?]] involved * ''WebVideo/IsItAGoodIdeaToMicrowaveThis'' involves putting things into a microwave to see if it's a good idea.



** See also [[http://sadguysontradingfloors.tumblr.com/ Sad Guys on Trading Floors.]]
* Website/BadassOfTheWeek features articles about [[BadAss badasses.]] Updated weekly.

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** * See also [[http://sadguysontradingfloors.tumblr.com/ Sad Guys on Trading Floors.]]
* Website/BadassOfTheWeek features articles about [[BadAss badasses.]] badasses. Updated weekly.



** And websites such as [[http://www.howtobakeapotato.com HowToBakeAPotato.com]] show you how to.... well, you know.

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** * And websites such as [[http://www.howtobakeapotato.com HowToBakeAPotato.com]] show you how to.... well, you know.



* [[http://mymhm.tv/ Movies You May Have Missed]] is about MoviesYouMayHaveMissed.

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* ''Website/MoviesYouMayHaveMissed'' is about [[http://mymhm.tv/ Movies You May Have Missed]] is about MoviesYouMayHaveMissed.movies you may have missed]].



* [[http://metroid2remake.blogspot.com/ AM2R]] or, Another Franchise/{{Metroid}} 2 Remake. Guess what it's similar to...
* [[http://www.kongregate.com/games/raitendo/you-only-live-once You Only Live Once]]: In this flash game, you only have one life. [[spoiler: PERIOD. When you press 'continue', you just see the consequences of your death. Reloading the game to try again only shows grass growing on your grave.]]

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* [[http://metroid2remake.blogspot.com/ AM2R]] or, Another Franchise/{{Metroid}} 2 Remake. Guess what it's similar to...
* [[http://www.kongregate.com/games/raitendo/you-only-live-once You Only Live Once]]: In this flash game, you only have one life. [[spoiler: PERIOD. [[spoiler:PERIOD. When you press 'continue', "continue", you just see the consequences of your death. Reloading the game to try again only shows grass growing on your grave.]]



* There's a Youtube channel called "[[http://www.youtube.com/user/cookingwithdog Cooking with (a) Dog]]". The banner says "It's not what you think..."[[note]]That is, not ''cooking dogs''[[/note]], except it's ''exactly'' what you think - cooking. With a dog, who is also the narrator.
* A great many Wiki/{{SCP|Foundation}} objects are EXACTLY what they say on the tin. The [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-682 Hard-To-Destroy Reptile]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-882 a Machine]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-115 a Miniature Dump Truck]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-513 a Cowbell]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-028 Knowledge]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-387 living LEGO]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-668 the 13 Inch Chef's Knife]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-447 a Ball of Green Slime]]...
* There's a Tumblr called [[http://animalstalkinginallcaps.tumblr.com Animals Talking In All Caps]], and it's exactly what you'd expect. It's even lampshaded.
* The infamous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Te7QAsH6w "Yelling At Cats"]] [[WebVideo video]]. Do not watch if you are a cat-lover.
* In July of 2012, [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Jerry Seinfeld]] started a web series where he picks up a fellow comedian in a classic car and they go to get coffee. What's it called? "''WebVideo/ComediansInCarsGettingCoffee''."
* [[WebOriginal/MediaInUno Media In Uno]] is EXACTLY what you think it is. Media. With uno card enacting.

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* There's a Youtube Website/YouTube channel called "[[http://www.youtube.com/user/cookingwithdog Cooking with (a) Dog]]". The banner says "It's not what you think..."[[note]]That is, not ''cooking dogs''[[/note]], except it's ''exactly'' what you think - -- cooking. With a dog, who is also the narrator.
* A great many Wiki/{{SCP|Foundation}} objects are EXACTLY what they say on the tin. The [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-682 Hard-To-Destroy Reptile]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-882 a Machine]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-115 a Miniature Dump Truck]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-513 a Cowbell]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-028 Knowledge]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-387 living LEGO]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-668 the 13 Inch Chef's Knife]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-447 a Ball of Green Slime]]...
* There's a Tumblr called [[http://animalstalkinginallcaps.tumblr.com Animals Talking In in All Caps]], and it's exactly what you'd expect. It's even lampshaded.
* The infamous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Te7QAsH6w "Yelling At at Cats"]] [[WebVideo video]]. Do not watch if you are a cat-lover.
* In July of 2012, [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Jerry Seinfeld]] started a web series where he picks up a fellow comedian in a classic car and they go to get coffee. What's it called? "''WebVideo/ComediansInCarsGettingCoffee''."
''WebVideo/ComediansInCarsGettingCoffee''.
* [[WebOriginal/MediaInUno Media In Uno]] ''WebOriginal/MediaInUno'' is EXACTLY what you think it is. Media. With uno card enacting.



* ''Blog/RainbowDashReadsHomestuck''. Granted, there's a bit more to it then that, but that's the core of the tumblr.



* ''WebVideo/WhyMyLittlePonySucks'' is a show about a guy who thinks ''MyLittlePony'' sucks and explains why.

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* ''WebVideo/WhyMyLittlePonySucks'' is a show about a guy who thinks ''MyLittlePony'' ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' sucks and explains why.



* The ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' includes a storyline entitled "[[LongTitle Diamond and Vindicator Decide to Adopt a Baby and Find Out How Difficult This Is For A Lesbian Couple To Do In George W. Bush's America]]". And that's exactly what happens.

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* The ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' includes a storyline entitled "[[LongTitle Diamond and Vindicator Decide to Adopt a Baby and Find Out How Difficult This Is For A for a Lesbian Couple To to Do In in George W. Bush's America]]". And that's exactly what happens.



* ''Blog/ScaramouchesAttic'', a Creator/VCAndrews fan and review blog, has a side feature called 'Cover Talk' in which Scaramouche... talks about book covers.

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* ''Blog/ScaramouchesAttic'', a Creator/VCAndrews fan and review blog, has a side feature called 'Cover Talk' "Cover Talk" in which Scaramouche... talks about book covers.covers.
* ''Literature/DreamHighSchool'' is literal -- you're dreaming the high school.
* ''The Things Dr. Bright Is Not Allowed to Do at the Foundation'' lists all the things Dr. Bright is not allowed do with or to other SCP Objects or SCP Foundation personel. There's 251 items on the list. A few of the items on the list reference out-of-universe stuff like ''D&D'', ''My Little Pony'', the Game, etc. so readers don't need to be ''completely'' SCP savvy to enjoy reading the list.
* ''Things Mr. Welch Can No Longer Do in an RPG'' ([[http://theglen.livejournal.com/16735.html starting here]]) is a collection -- initially around 250, but now over 2000 -- of similar examples ranging from outrageous powergaming to even more outrageous silliness that the titular Mr. Welch is prohibited from doing with an RPG character.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' is called "Terry's Friend Dates A Robot". Guess what it's about?
* [[WesternAnimation/VeggieTales And now it's time for Silly Songs With Larry, the part of the show where Larry comes out and sings a silly song.]]
** One particular episode of ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' had a short segment entitled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiH6_JxJc0E "The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down Again With All the Bananas."]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'' '''''loved''''' doing this. Every episode title describes what happens and [[LongTitle gets progressively longer]] with each title.
* ''WesternAnimation/HulkVs'', which is [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] versus the other guy in the title ([[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] or Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}).

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' is called "Terry's Friend Dates A a Robot". Guess what it's about?
* [[WesternAnimation/VeggieTales And ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'':
** "And
now it's time for Silly Songs With Larry, the part of the show where Larry comes out and sings a silly song.]]
"
** One particular episode of ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' had has a short segment entitled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiH6_JxJc0E "The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down Again With All the Bananas."]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'' '''''loved''''' '''''loves''''' doing this. Every episode title describes what happens and [[LongTitle gets progressively longer]] with each title.
* ''WesternAnimation/HulkVs'', which is [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] versus the other guy in the title ([[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] or Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}).
title.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''. One might expect a movie made with LEGO. But it is, as stated in the title, a movie ''about'' LEGO.



* Every episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' is titled "The Tick vs. [whatever he fights in that particular episode]".



[[folder:Real Life]]
* Medicine:
** Many disorders are this, since it's helpful and descriptive. Sadly, they only qualify if you know what the medical Latin means. Similarly, many internal body parts are like this, too, making life much easier for anatomy and physiology students.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_fatigue_syndrome Chronic fatigue syndrome]] (ME), in which one is generally permanently tired with all or many of the effects that come with that.
** Many enzymes have names that just describe their functions, with an added "-ase" suffix to indicate that they're enzymes. Examples include RNA polymerase (which produces RNA via polymerisation) and reverse transcriptase (which produces a DNA strand through [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_transcriptase#Process_of_reverse_transcription reverse transcription]]). Some make it even clearer what they are and what they do, such as citrate cleavage enzyme.
* The Rocky Mountains of the United States are mountains made out of rock.
* And the Rio Grande (Spanish for "big river") is a big river that flows between the USA and Mexico.
* The Grand Canyon is a really big canyon. The Red River, between Texas and Oklahoma, where the ground is red shale that colors the water a distinct red. Red Rock Canyon in Oklahoma where the sides are made of... well, the examples go on and on.
* The planet Earth is named after a synonym for the word "ground", because anyone on the surface is standing on exactly that.
* The Moon is the only moon of the planet Earth. This is something of a reversal in etymology, though, as the term "moon" comes from the Moon of the Earth.
* The Sun is the only star in the planet Earth's solar system. As with the Moon, the term "sun" to refer to whatever star is at the center of a given solar system is derived from the Earth's Sun.
* In 2000 Harry Markopolis wrote a report to the SEC entitled "The World's Largest Hedge Fund Is a Fraud ". It was about Bernie Madoff's fund. It contained overwhelming evidence that... well you know. The SEC still didn't get him for another 7 years.
* From the "Only in Liberia" files presenting General Butt Naked. He led a guerrilla faction that was, yes, butt naked, and led them, butt naked. How they knew he was a general without anywhere to hang his insignia we don't know.
* Astronomers aren't very original when it comes to naming their telescopes, leading them to name them exactly what they are. There's the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona which is a binocular telescope that is indeed quite large, the Very Large Telescope in Chile which uses four telescopes to generate one very large virtual telescope, the descriptively named Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii, and the (canceled) Overwhelmingly Large Telescope. [[https://xkcd.com/1294/ Parodied]] by ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}''.
* Biologists aren't very imaginative either, so there are lots of species that do this. Like the brown long-eared bat, which is a brown bat with long ears.
* If you know the Greek and Latin roots of words, you will see that a lot of words mean exactly what they're supposed to mean. For example, "phlebotomy", which comes from the Greek phlebo-, meaning "vein", and -tomy, meaning "cutting, incision" of an organ and "excision" of an object. Yep, that's pretty much what phlebotomists do.
[[/folder]]



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Jack Rakan, who has [[IHaveManyNames many names]]. Two of which are "The Thousand Blades" and "[[OverlyLongGag That Damn Guy You Can Stab With Swords All You Like And It Won't Do A Thing, Dammit.]]" These two names really tell you all you need to know about his fighting style.

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[[folder:Anime and & Manga]]
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Jack Rakan, who has [[IHaveManyNames many names]]. Two of which are "The Thousand Blades" and "[[OverlyLongGag That Damn Guy You Can Stab With with Swords All You Like And and It Won't Do A a Thing, Dammit.]]" These two names really tell you all you need to know about his fighting style.



* ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Mahou Senki Lyrical Nanoha Force]]'' manga give Subaru a new defensive melee weapon called [[TrickedOutGloves Sword Breaker]] that proves its effectiveness by breaking a sword.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
**
''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Mahou Senki Lyrical Nanoha Force]]'' manga give Subaru a new defensive melee weapon called [[TrickedOutGloves Sword Breaker]] that proves its effectiveness by breaking a sword.



* An episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' had the heroes facing a gang that says, "We are a band of Diglett thieves known as The Band of Diglett Thieves!" When the heroes mock their name, the gang replies, "We used to have a cooler name, but those old fools could never remember it!"

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* An episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' had has the heroes facing a gang that says, "We are a band of Diglett thieves known as The Band of Diglett Thieves!" When the heroes mock their name, the gang replies, "We used to have a cooler name, but those old fools could never remember it!"



* "Anime/SpaceDandy, he's a dandy guy...''in space''" as the narrator says OncePerEpisode.

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* "Anime/SpaceDandy, he's a dandy guy... ''in space''" as the narrator says OncePerEpisode.



[[folder:Comedy]]
* Invoked by comedian Ed Byrne as an introduction to a series of jokes about religion and homosexuality: "Let me explain what God Hates Fags are about, for those of you who didn't know what to expect from ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane''. 'Hmm, I haven't been this mystified by the title of a film since ''Film/TheMummyReturns''!'"
* Australian comedian Steve Hughes tells a joke claiming that this trope is the attitude Australians have towards naming most of the things in their country, citing examples such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge ("It's a bridge, it's in Sydney, and it spans the harbour!"), the Snowy Mountains and the Great Sandy Desert ("Took us ages to think of a name for that!"), the states South Australia and Western Australia, and the Northern Territories.
* Creator/EddieIzzard's take on horror films: "It's like those people who go camping in millions of films."
-->'''Person 1:''' Lets go camping in The Forest of Death and Blood.\\
'''Person 2:''' Whoa, Whoa, Whoa. Whoa. The Forest of Death and Blood, isn't there a story behind that name?\\
'''Person 1:''' Why yes, if one goes there they die of death and blood.\\
'''Person 2:''' I'll pass on this...
[[/folder]]



* Lampshaded with Speed from Marvel's ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers:''
--> '''Patriot''': I'm sorry: "Speed"?
--> '''Speed''': Nice fit, don't you think?
--> '''Hawkeye''': What's wrong with "Speed"? It tells you everything you need to know in one syllable.
* A similar lampshade came when [[Comicbook/{{Runaways}} Molly Hayes]] (a kid with super strength) gut punches Comicbook/ThePunisher (a guy with no powers but guns). Molly is sorry as "how was [she] supposed to know he didn't have powers?" Victor's response "you think he's got some punishy force?"
* Marvel loves this trope,

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* Marvel loves this trope:
**
Lampshaded with Speed from Marvel's ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers:''
--> '''Patriot''':
''ComicBook/YoungAvengers:''
--->'''Patriot:'''
I'm sorry: "Speed"?
--> '''Speed''':
"Speed"?\\
'''Speed:'''
Nice fit, don't you think?
--> '''Hawkeye''':
think?\\
'''Hawkeye:'''
What's wrong with "Speed"? It tells you everything you need to know in one syllable.
* ** A similar lampshade came when [[Comicbook/{{Runaways}} Molly Hayes]] (a kid with super strength) gut punches Comicbook/ThePunisher (a guy with no powers but guns). Molly is sorry as "how was [she] supposed to know he didn't have powers?" Victor's response "you think he's got some punishy force?"
* Marvel loves this trope,
force?"



** Subverted with Skrull-spy-who-has-gone-native-and-is-now-a-hero, The Crusader, who emphatically tells his protegé ''not'' to use a name which suggests your power set (and weaknesses). Freedom Ring... whose powers were derived from his ring... really should have listened.

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** Subverted with Skrull-spy-who-has-gone-native-and-is-now-a-hero, The Crusader, who emphatically tells his protegé ''not'' to use a name which suggests your power set (and weaknesses). Freedom Ring... whose powers were derived from his ring... really should have listened.



* The ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' members Lightning Lad, Bouncing Boy, and Matter-Eating Lad.

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* ** The ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' members Lightning Lad, Bouncing Boy, and Matter-Eating Lad.



* ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'' has had a few of these: The Chief is the leader of the team, Robotman is a man who became a robot, Danny the Street is a sentient street called Danny, and Beard Hunter is a guy who hunts for... Well, take a guess.
* In ''Comicbook/SexCriminals'', Suzie refers to the [[spoiler: totally silent, frozen-time post-orgasm world]] as "The Quiet".

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* ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'' ''ComicBook/DoomPatrol'' has had a few of these: The Chief is the leader of the team, Robotman is a man who became a robot, Danny the Street is a sentient street called Danny, and Beard Hunter is a guy who hunts for... Well, take a guess.
* In ''Comicbook/SexCriminals'', Suzie refers to the [[spoiler: totally [[spoiler:totally silent, frozen-time post-orgasm world]] as "The Quiet".



[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/MyCage''. When buying [[ISOStandardUrbanGroceries more generic groceries]], Norm asks what's in the box labeled "Food".
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': When Calvin is assigned to give a report on a newspaper article, he chooses: "Space alien weds two-headed Elvis clone."
-->'''Calvin:''' Actually, there's not much left to explain.
* In one comic of ''Tina's Groove'', Chef Carlos begs the waitresses to help him by telling the plot of a movie, because last night he told his girlfriend he was out watching a movie when he really wasn't.
-->'''Tina:''' What was the movie?\\
'''Carlos:''' ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane''.
[[/folder]]



* In [[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]], the LemonyNarrator cites references from a book called, "''How the Sea-Pony Wished Upon a Star and Unknowingly Started Racial Prosecution Under An Emergent Fascist Regime: A Collection of Fillyís Tales and Legends that Start Off Whimsical But End in Destruction and Death''".
* "Operation Spy on the Slimy Girl" from ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''.

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* In [[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]], ''FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed'', the LemonyNarrator cites references from a book called, "''How the Sea-Pony Wished Upon a Star and Unknowingly Started Racial Prosecution Under An an Emergent Fascist Regime: A Collection of Fillyís Tales and Legends that Start Off Whimsical But but End in Destruction and Death''".
* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'':
**
"Operation Spy on the Slimy Girl" from ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''.Girl".



* ''Fanfic/RetroChill'': Dr. Brainstorm's "Defeat Current Dictator and Give User Control all at the Same Time" device.
* In ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'', the incantations for most spells are like this. For example, the spell to produce an Indian burn is "Indian Burn Hex!"



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[[folder:Film]][[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



'''Tony:''' ''(pauses, gives Avi a look)'' Because he dodges bullets, Avi.
** Used similarly (and humorously)in ''Film/LuckyNumberSlevin'': "Why do they call him the boss?" "Why do they call you the Rabbi?" "Why do they call him The Fairy?"
** Used similarly in ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'', with "Nick the Greek" who is...Greek.

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'''Tony:''' ''(pauses, ''[pauses, gives Avi a look)'' look]'' Because he dodges bullets, Avi.
** * Used similarly (and humorously)in ''Film/LuckyNumberSlevin'': "Why do they call him the boss?" "Why do they call you the Rabbi?" "Why do they call him The Fairy?"
** * Used similarly in ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'', with "Nick the Greek" who is...is... Greek.



* The All Terrain-series of [[SpiderTank walkers]] from ''Franchise/StarWars'', on multiple levels. They were called walkers because they moved on legs instead than wheels, threads or repulsors. The third and fourth letter in the popular name of any walker described their purpose (AT-ST, for example, was a Scout Transport, while the famed AT-AT was an Armored Transport, armoured enough that normal ground artillery couldn't damage it). Finally, the first and second letter stood for "All Terrain"... And ''Film/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' showed the AT-TE, usually fielded on flat terrain, used in multiple odd terrains, such as mountain but ''vertically'' and ''outer space''.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
**
The All Terrain-series of [[SpiderTank walkers]] from ''Franchise/StarWars'', walkers]], on multiple levels. They were are called walkers because they moved move on legs instead than wheels, threads or repulsors. The third and fourth letter in the popular name of any walker described describe their purpose (AT-ST, for example, was is a Scout Transport, while the famed AT-AT was is an Armored Transport, armoured enough that normal ground artillery couldn't can't damage it). Finally, the first and second letter stood stand for "All Terrain"... And ''Film/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' showed shows the AT-TE, usually fielded on flat terrain, used in multiple odd terrains, such as mountain but ''vertically'' and ''outer space''.



* ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space (and the Subsequent Assault of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds)'' Most of the other Captain Underpants books also qualify or come close; for example, ''Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants.''
* Parodied by Creator/TerryPratchett, who in his ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels mentions a book ''How To Kille Insects''. This is [[DoorStopper a big and heavy book,]] used for hitting insects with...

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* ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space (and the Subsequent Assault of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds)'' Most of the other Captain Underpants books also qualify or come close; for example, ''Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants.''
Poopypants''.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
**
Parodied by Creator/TerryPratchett, who in his ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels mentions a book ''How To to Kille Insects''. This is [[DoorStopper a big and heavy book,]] used for hitting insects with...



-->'''Hix:''' A lot of really interesting stuff happened under the Evil Emperor.\\

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-->'''Hix:''' --->'''Hix:''' A lot of really interesting stuff happened under the Evil Emperor.\\



** In ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}'', it's invoked again when describing the troll Detritus' converted siege weapon crossbow, the piecemaker, "which could, as it were, do what it said on the box."

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** In ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}'', it's invoked again when describing the troll Detritus' Detritus's converted siege weapon crossbow, the piecemaker, "which could, as it were, do what it said on the box."



* The Ashenden spy stories by Sommerset Maughan featured a character called 'The Hairless Mexican'
--> "Why?"
--> "Because he's hairless and because he's a Mexican"
* In ''{{Literature/Doom}}: Knee-Deep in the Dead'', Fly and Arlene are coming up with ReportingNames for the monsters they fight. Fly asks for a suggestion for the flying skulls he's fought and Arlene's response is "flying skulls". Fly misunderstands it as a question, confirms that he's seen flying skull monsters, and asks again for a suggestion. Arlene's response:
-->"''Flying skulls'', you lamebrain! Call 'em as you see 'em."

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* The Ashenden spy stories by Sommerset Maughan featured a character called 'The "The Hairless Mexican'
--> "Why?"
-->
Mexican".
-->"Why?"\\
"Because he's hairless and because he's a Mexican"
* In ''{{Literature/Doom}}: ''Literature/{{Doom}}: Knee-Deep in the Dead'', Fly and Arlene are coming up with ReportingNames for the monsters they fight. Fly asks for a suggestion for the flying skulls he's fought and Arlene's response is "flying skulls". Fly misunderstands it as a question, confirms that he's seen flying skull monsters, and asks again for a suggestion. Arlene's response:
-->"''Flying -->'''Arlene:''' ''Flying skulls'', you lamebrain! Call 'em as you see 'em."



* In Literature/{{Portlandtown}} the legendary Hanged Man is called that because he was hanged, and survived.

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* In Literature/{{Portlandtown}} ''Literature/{{Portlandtown}}'', the legendary Hanged Man is called that because he was hanged, and survived.survived.
* The ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' Saga:
** Many times there is this weapon mentioned called a "Dragonlance". A character by the name of Fizban tries to explain all he knows about this great mystical weapon by relaying, "It was a weapon similar to -- no, it wasn't. Actually it was -- no, it wasn't that either. It was closer to... almost a... rather it was, sort of a -- lance, that's it! A lance!" He nodded earnestly. "And it was quite good against dragons."
** The leader of the original Companions was [[HalfHumanHybrid Tanis Half-Elven]], named so because the elves that raised him didn't know the name of his human father, and they would be ''[[FantasticRacism damned]]'' if they were going to give him the family name of his mother. Lampshaded when one of his new companions asked him why he wasn't named "Half-Human"?
%%* The Big Dead Tree from ''Literature/TheTwits''.



[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Said word-for-word in a first season episode of the new ''Series/DoctorWho'' by Captain Harkness
--> '''Captain Harkness''': Okay, "Defabricator." Does exactly what it says on the tin.

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[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
**
Said word-for-word in a first season episode of the new ''Series/DoctorWho'' series by Captain Harkness
--> '''Captain Harkness''':
Harkness:
--->'''Captain Harkness:'''
Okay, "Defabricator." Does exactly what it says on the tin.



-->'''Amy''': (after being shrunk) What was that?
-->'''Rory''': Some kind of miniaturization ray.
-->'''Amy''': How do you know that?
-->'''Rory''': Well, there was a ray and we were miniaturized.

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-->'''Amy''': (after --->'''Amy:''' ''[after being shrunk) shrunk]'' What was that?
-->'''Rory''':
that?\\
'''Rory:'''
Some kind of miniaturization ray.
-->'''Amy''':
ray.\\
'''Amy:'''
How do you know that?
-->'''Rory''':
that?\\
'''Rory:'''
Well, there was a ray and we were miniaturized.



--> '''Drew''': If you were a Ukrainian action film director, what would the name of your action film be?
--> '''Someone in audience''': ''Action in the Ukraine''!

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--> '''Drew''': -->'''Drew:''' If you were a Ukrainian action film director, what would the name of your action film be?
-->
be?\\
'''Someone in audience''': audience:''' ''Action in the Ukraine''!



* In the second episode of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Michael discovers a bag in the fridge labeled "Dead Dove: Do Not Eat". After looking in the bag he delivers his classic response: [[MemeticMutation "I don't know what I was expecting."]]

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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'':
**
In the second episode of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', episode, Michael discovers a bag in the fridge labeled "Dead Dove: Do Not Eat". After looking in the bag he delivers his classic response: [[MemeticMutation "I don't know what I was expecting."]]



* The overly long titles of the ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' skits. For titles like "''Pathetic Plays: (insert long title)''", "''The prisoner who wanted some soup and the man who refused to give him some''" and "''The cowboy with a mustache and the idiot farm girl who thought the mustache was a squirrel''".

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* The overly long titles of the ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' ''Series/ICarly'' skits. For titles like "''Pathetic Plays: (insert long title)''", "''The prisoner who wanted some soup and the man who refused to give him some''" and "''The cowboy with a mustache and the idiot farm girl who thought the mustache was a squirrel''".



* In ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' one hopes for Prince George's sake that Blackadder's play "Thick Jack Clot Sits In The Stocks And Gets Pelted With Rancid Tomatoes" ''isn't'' an example of this trope, since Blackadder wants him to play the title role.

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* In ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' one ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'':
** One
hopes for Prince George's sake that Blackadder's play "Thick "''Thick Jack Clot Sits In The in the Stocks And and Gets Pelted With with Rancid Tomatoes" Tomatoes''" ''isn't'' an example of this trope, since Blackadder wants him to play the title role.



-->'''Mossop:''' It is a piece we penned ourselves, called ''The Bloody Murder of the Foul Prince Romero and His Enormously Bosomed Wife''.
-->'''Blackadder:''' A philosophical work, then?
-->'''Keanrick:''' Indeed yes. The violence of the murder and the vastness of the bosom are entirely justified artistically.

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-->'''Mossop:''' --->'''Mossop:''' It is a piece we penned ourselves, called ''The Bloody Murder of the Foul Prince Romero and His Enormously Bosomed Wife''.
-->'''Blackadder:'''
Wife''.\\
'''Blackadder:'''
A philosophical work, then?
-->'''Keanrick:'''
then?\\
'''Keanrick:'''
Indeed yes. The violence of the murder and the vastness of the bosom are entirely justified artistically.



* The ''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'' episode about heat had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9ERLHfDK5I a few clips]] featuring a big sweaty guy called Big Sweaty Guy. The show itself could be seen as an example of the trope, since it was presented by Bill Nye and about science.

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* The ''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'' episode about heat had has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9ERLHfDK5I a few clips]] featuring a big sweaty guy called Big Sweaty Guy. The show itself could be seen as an example of the trope, since it was presented by Bill Nye and about science.



* Spoofed in the Gerry Anderson pilot Space Police (which was later reworked as SpacePrecinct): the villain, Mr. Big, is based out of a nightclub called "Mr. Big's Secret Hideout" which is covered with neon signs and arrows indicating same.

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* Spoofed in the Gerry Anderson Creator/GerryAnderson pilot Space Police ''Space Police'' (which was later reworked as SpacePrecinct): ''Series/SpacePrecinct''): the villain, Mr. Big, is based out of a nightclub called "Mr. Big's Secret Hideout" which is covered with neon signs and arrows indicating same.



-->'''Mr. Milton:''' It says "Crunchy Frog" quite clearly [on the box].
-->'''Officer:''' The superintendent thought it was an almond whirl...I must warn you that in future, you should delete the words "Crunchy Frog" and replace them with the legend, '''"Crunchy Raw Unboned Real Dead Frog"''' if you want to avoid prosecution.

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-->'''Mr. Milton:''' It says "Crunchy Frog" quite clearly [on the box].
-->'''Officer:'''
box].\\
'''Officer:'''
The superintendent thought it was an almond whirl...whirl... I must warn you that in future, you should delete the words "Crunchy Frog" and replace them with the legend, '''"Crunchy Raw Unboned Real Dead Frog"''' if you want to avoid prosecution.



-->'''David:''' My name is David Lassiter. I'm a shapeshifter.
-->'''Ennis:''' You're a what?
-->'''David:''' We shift...our shape. It's kind of all there in the name.
* On ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Barney is very confident that a live wrestling match called "Wrestlers vs. Robots" will be just as [[RuleOfCool incredibly cool]] as it sounds from the title: He can predict that the gang will have a tradition of going there every year, even before he's seen the show for the first time, because with a name like "Wrestlers vs. Robots," how could it not be awesome? And while Barney was disappointed that Ted pursued other plans, it seems that he had no disappointments with the event itself, and that the event was exactly what it sounded like from the title: a wrestling match that pitted human wrestlers against robots that were built for competing in such wrestling matches.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' featured recurring antagonist The Cigarette-Smoking Man. He is a man who near-constantly smokes cigarettes.

to:

-->'''David:''' My name is David Lassiter. I'm a shapeshifter.
-->'''Ennis:'''
shapeshifter.\\
'''Ennis:'''
You're a what?
-->'''David:'''
what?\\
'''David:'''
We shift...shift... our shape. It's kind of all there in the name.
* On ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Barney is very confident that a live wrestling match called "Wrestlers vs. Robots" will be just as [[RuleOfCool incredibly cool]] as it sounds from the title: He can predict that the gang will have a tradition of going there every year, even before he's seen the show for the first time, because with a name like "Wrestlers vs. Robots," how could it not be awesome? And while Barney was is disappointed that Ted pursued pursues other plans, it seems that he had has no disappointments with the event itself, and that the event was is exactly what it sounded sounds like from the title: a wrestling match that pitted human wrestlers against robots that were built for competing in such wrestling matches.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' featured features recurring antagonist The Cigarette-Smoking Man. He is a man who near-constantly smokes cigarettes.cigarettes.
* In season 4, episode 20 of the British ''Series/TopGear'', they make a vehicle capable of working as a conventional van or hovercraft. What do they name it? The "Hovervan".



* Parodied: An early ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade]] on this trope by having Frank Sinatra (played by Joe Piscopo) trying to update his image by recording an album with tunes that the young people would enjoy. The title of the album? ''Frank Sings Tunes The Young People Will Enjoy''.

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* Parodied: An early ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade]] on this trope by having Frank Sinatra (played by Joe Piscopo) trying to update his image by recording an album with tunes that the young people would enjoy. The title of the album? ''Frank Sings Tunes The the Young People Will Enjoy''.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/MyCage''. When buying [[ISOStandardUrbanGroceries more generic groceries]], Norm asks what's in the box labeled "Food".
* ''ComicStrip/{{Calvin and Hobbes}}'': When Calvin assigned to give a report on a newspaper article, he chooses: "Space alien weds two-headed Elvis clone."
-->'''Calvin''': Actually, there's not much left to explain.
* In one comic of ''Tina's Groove'', Chef Carlos begs the waitresses to help him by telling the plot of a movie, because last night he told his girlfriend he was out watching a movie when he really wasn't.
-->'''Tina''': What was the movie?
-->'''Carlos''': ''Snakes On A Plane''.

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/MyCage''. When buying [[ISOStandardUrbanGroceries more generic groceries]], Norm asks what's in the box labeled "Food".
* ''ComicStrip/{{Calvin and Hobbes}}'': When Calvin assigned to give a report on a newspaper article, he chooses: "Space alien weds two-headed Elvis clone."
-->'''Calvin''': Actually,
''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** For every monster with an obscure or entirely nonsensical name,
there's not much left to explain.
* In
another one comic of ''Tina's Groove'', Chef Carlos begs or two monsters that's exactly what it says on the waitresses to help him by telling the plot of tin -- take a movie, because last night he told his girlfriend he was out watching a movie wild guess what Blooddrinker Oozes, Invisible Stalkers, or Flame Snakes do. This can get particularly amusing when he really wasn't.
-->'''Tina''': What was
players, upon encountering a strange monster for the movie?
-->'''Carlos''': ''Snakes On A Plane''.
first time, start referring to it by a name that turns out to be what it's actually called in the Monster Manual.
** [[MixAndMatchCritters Owlbears]]. They're... bears... with owl heads. You can't get more tinny than that.
** The infamous "Brain-in-a-Jar"?
** Same goes for prestige classes: for every Initiate of the Sevenfold Veil and Green Star Adept, there's a Frost Mage or Exotic Weapon Master.
** The standard Ring of Invisibility allowed its wearer to become invisible. The joke Invisible Ring, on the other hand, is itself invisible.
** Likewise, in 3.0, there is an item called "Ring of Death Immunity". It's a magic ring that makes the wearer immune to Death. Not Death Effects. Death. Also qualifies as a Game-Breaking Powerup.
* The Troubleshooters in ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''. They find trouble, and shoot it.
* ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech'''s resident ButtMonkey, the ''[=UrbanMech=]'' is a [[HumongousMecha mech]] designed to fight in urban environments. The ''Hatchetman'' and ''Axman'' are mechs that unsurprisingly, wield a hatchet and ax, respectively.



[[folder:Podcast]]
* The final round in ''Podcast/PappysFlatshareSlamdown'' is the Quick-Fire Round. The standard opening lines for that round's [[OverlyLongGag very slow jingle]] sums it up: "This is the quick-fire round. It's a round that goes really quickly".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Roleplay]]
* The Antagonists in ''Roleplay/BattleActionHaremHighschoolSideCharacterQuest'' are an alien force invading Earth.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
* Invoked by comedian Ed Byrne as an introduction to a series of jokes about religion and homosexuality: 'Let me explain what God Hates Fags are about, for those of you who didn't know what to expect from ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane''. "Hmm, I haven't been this mystified by the title of a film since ''Film/TheMummyReturns''!"'
* Australian comedian Steve Hughes tells a joke claiming that this trope is the attitude Australians have towards naming most of the things in their country, citing examples such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge ("It's a bridge, it's in Sydney, and it spans the harbour!"), the Snowy Mountains and the Great Sandy Desert ("Took us ages to think of a name for that!"), the states South Australia and Western Australia, and the Northern Territories.
* Creator/EddieIzzard's take on horror films: "It's like those people who go camping in millions of films."
--> '''Person 1''': Lets go camping in The Forest of Death and Blood
--> '''Person 2''': Whoa, Whoa, Whoa. Whoa. The Forest of Death and Blood, isn't there a story behind that name?
--> '''Person 1''': Why yes, if one goes there they die of death and blood.
--> '''Person 2''': I'll pass on this...
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* For every ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' monster with an obscure or entirely nonsensical name, there's another one or two monsters that's exactly what it says on the tin--take a wild guess what Blooddrinker Oozes, Invisible Stalkers, or Flame Snakes do.
** [[MixAndMatchCritters Owlbears]]. They're...bears...with owl heads. You can't get more tinny than that.
** The infamous "Brain-In-A-Jar"?
** Same goes for prestige classes: for every Initiate Of The Sevenfold Veil and Green Star Adept, there's a Frost Mage or Exotic Weapon Master.
** This can get particularly amusing when players, upon encountering a strange monster for the first time, start referring to it by a name that turns out to be what it's actually called in the Monster Manual.
** The standard Ring of Invisibility allowed its wearer to become invisible. The joke Invisible Ring, on the other hand, was itself invisible.
** Likewise, in 3.0, there was an item called "Ring of Death Immunity". It's a magic ring that makes the wearer immune to Death. Not Death Effects. Death. Also qualifies as a Game-Breaking Powerup.
* The Troubleshooters in ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''. They find trouble, and shoot it.
* ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech'''s resident ButtMonkey, the ''[=UrbanMech=]'' is a [[HumongousMecha mech]] designed to fight in urban environments. The ''Hatchetman'' and ''Axman'' are mechs that unsurprisingly, wield a hatchet and ax, respectively.
[[/folder]]



* Jagex is apparently fond of this trope, given some of the quest and area names in ''VideoGame/RuneScape''. The Goblin Village is a village... with goblins. Dragon Slayer is a slaying quest that involves, yep, a dragon. Black Knight Fortress... eh, you get the idea.

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* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'':
**
Jagex is apparently fond of this trope, given some of the quest and area names in ''VideoGame/RuneScape''.names. The Goblin Village is a village... with goblins. Dragon Slayer is a slaying quest that involves, yep, a dragon. Black Knight Fortress... eh, you get the idea.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Diablo 2}}'' if you click on a shrine labeled "exploding shrine", it... explodes. Same with poison shrines are poisonous.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Diablo 2}}'' ''VideoGame/Diablo2'' if you click on a shrine labeled "exploding shrine", it... explodes. Same with Similarly, poison shrines are poisonous.



* A character in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' is called [[PunnyName Deid Mann]]. [[CaptainObvious Guess what?]]
** In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: [[ColonCancer Justice For All]]'', after finding out that a murder has just occurred, the titular character talks to someone over a two way who calls them self, "De Killer"...[[spoiler:he's the murderer.]] ItMakesSenseInContext as [[spoiler:he's an assassin.]]
* In VideoGame/FarCryPrimal, there are bitefish in the lakes. Fish that bite.
* ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'' -
-->'''Toadsworth''': "I've dubbed this the Bros. Ball. Why, you ask? Because you are bros. And you form a ball."
* Most of the Robot Masters in the VideoGame/MegaManClassic series has a name based around its abilities, followed by the word 'Man'. For Example, Ice Man has [[AnIcePerson ice powers,]] Tornado Man has [[BlowYouAway wind powers,]] etc.

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* A character in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' is called [[PunnyName Deid Mann]]. [[CaptainObvious Guess what?]]
** In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: [[ColonCancer Justice For All]]'', after finding out that a murder has just occurred, the titular character talks to someone over a two way who calls them self, "De Killer"...[[spoiler:he's the murderer.]] ItMakesSenseInContext as [[spoiler:he's an assassin.]]
* In VideoGame/FarCryPrimal, ''VideoGame/FarCryPrimal'', there are bitefish in the lakes. Fish that bite.
* ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'' -
-->'''Toadsworth''': "I've
''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'':
-->'''Toadsworth:''' I've
dubbed this the Bros. Ball. Why, you ask? Because you are bros. And you form a ball."
ball.
* Most of the Robot Masters in the VideoGame/MegaManClassic ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' series has a name based around its abilities, followed by the word 'Man'."Man". For Example, Ice Man has [[AnIcePerson ice powers,]] Tornado Man has [[BlowYouAway wind powers,]] etc.



* ''VideoGame/DoomTheRoguelike'' offers "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDoeKOSxLJw&list=UU3Q13RAmFVfDkYOWnnqFM2A#t=8m15s Hell Arena]]", if you go in there expecting anything other then a fight with demons, then you will deserve what you get.

to:

* ''VideoGame/DoomTheRoguelike'' ''VideoGame/DoomTheRoguelike'':
** It
offers "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDoeKOSxLJw&list=UU3Q13RAmFVfDkYOWnnqFM2A#t=8m15s Hell Arena]]", if you go in there expecting anything other then a fight with demons, then you will deserve what you get.



[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** A character in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' is called [[PunnyName Deid Mann]]. [[CaptainObvious Guess what?]]
** In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: [[ColonCancer Justice For All]]'', after finding out that a murder has just occurred, the titular character talks to someone over a two way who calls them self, "De Killer"...[[spoiler:he's the murderer.]] ItMakesSenseInContext as [[spoiler:he's an assassin.]]
[[/folder]]



* ''WebAnimation/BananaNanaNinja''



--> '''Wiz''': He uses his Medical Tech to [[HealThyself heal wounds]]. The Climb Sickle to, [[WallCrawl well, climb]]. The Jump Tech to... [[InASingleBound jump... higher]].\\
'''Boomstick''': I guess they don't have a Thesaurus at the ninja school.
* ''WebAnimation/MagicalBorderPatrol'' - It's got a magic border, being patrolled.

to:

--> '''Wiz''': -->'''Wiz:''' He uses his Medical Tech to [[HealThyself heal wounds]]. The Climb Sickle to, [[WallCrawl well, climb]]. The Jump Tech to... [[InASingleBound jump... higher]].\\
'''Boomstick''': '''Boomstick:''' I guess they don't have a Thesaurus at the ninja school.
* ''WebAnimation/MagicalBorderPatrol'' - It's got a magic border, being patrolled.
school.



* The [[ShowWithinAShow Dangeresque trilogy]] from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' features a henchman called Killingyouguy, whose task is to kill you. Incidentally, he's a guy.



** DoubleSubversion in the story "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100519 Maxim Buys a Hat]]". Because a Jäger's hat is a badge of honor, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100521 one does not simply buy a hat]], one has to earn it by taking it from a worthy enemy; the story ends with Maxim tricking [[{{Badass}} Ol' Man Death]] [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100611 into selling him his hat]].

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** DoubleSubversion in the story "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100519 Maxim Buys a Hat]]". Because a Jäger's hat is a badge of honor, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100521 one does not simply buy a hat]], one has to earn it by taking it from a worthy enemy; the story ends with Maxim tricking [[{{Badass}} Ol' Man Death]] [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100611 into selling him his hat]].



--> '''Teacher''': I didn't expect you to be an actual owl...
* In ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'', King Europe builds an Extremely Large Telescope. He then writes on it in white paint "European Extremely Large Telescope".
** Even better? ''That is its [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Extremely_Large_Telescope actual name.]]''

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--> '''Teacher''': -->'''Teacher:''' I didn't expect you to be an actual owl...
* In ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'', King Europe builds an Extremely Large Telescope. He then writes on it in white paint "European Extremely Large Telescope".
**
Telescope". Even better? ''That is its [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Extremely_Large_Telescope actual name.]]''



-->'''Hannelore:''' I called my dad "[[MadScientist Science]] Daddy" until I was seventeen.

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-->'''Hannelore:''' --->'''Hannelore:''' I called my dad "[[MadScientist Science]] Daddy" until I was seventeen.



-->CG: WHEREIN NUMEROUS VIGILANTES CONFRONT PERIL; ONE OF THEM BETRAYS THE OTHERS; (BUT IT TURNS OUT TO BE PART OF THE PLAN ALL ALONG);
-->CG: SEVERAL ATTRACTIVE FEMALE LEADS PROVOKE ROMANTIC TENSION; FOUR MAJOR CHARACTERS WEAR UNUSUAL HATS; ONE HOLDS PLOT-CRITICAL SECRET;
-->CG: 47 ON-SCREEN EXPLOSIONS, ONE RESULTING IN DEMISE OF KEY-ADVERSARY; 6 to 20 LINES THAT COULD BE CONSTRUED AS HUMOROUS;
-->EB: wait...
-->EB: this is the title?
-->CG: [[OverlyLongGag IT GOES ON.]]
* Over at ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' we have the [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/120329 self-destruct button]]. HilarityEnsues

to:

-->CG: WHEREIN NUMEROUS VIGILANTES CONFRONT PERIL; ONE OF THEM BETRAYS THE OTHERS; (BUT IT TURNS OUT TO BE PART OF THE PLAN ALL ALONG);
-->CG:
ALONG);\\
CG:
SEVERAL ATTRACTIVE FEMALE LEADS PROVOKE ROMANTIC TENSION; FOUR MAJOR CHARACTERS WEAR UNUSUAL HATS; ONE HOLDS PLOT-CRITICAL SECRET;
-->CG:
SECRET;\\
CG:
47 ON-SCREEN EXPLOSIONS, ONE RESULTING IN DEMISE OF KEY-ADVERSARY; 6 to 20 LINES THAT COULD BE CONSTRUED AS HUMOROUS;
-->EB: wait...
-->EB:
HUMOROUS;\\
EB: wait...\\
EB:
this is the title?
-->CG:
title?\\
CG:
[[OverlyLongGag IT GOES ON.]]
* Over at ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' we ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
** We
have the [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/120329 self-destruct button]]. HilarityEnsues



* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', a pair of adventurers have collected a wide array of {{curse}}s from a dungeon crawl called the Cursewalk. Bowst (the fighter) adds that he wasn't expecting that, to what Forgath retorts that the name "Cursewalk" should have tipped him off.



* ''Literature/DreamHighSchool'' is literal- you're dreaming the high school.
* ''The Things Dr Bright Is Not Allowed To Do At The Foundation'' lists all the things Dr. Bright is not allowed do with or to other SCP Objects or SCP Foundation personel. There's 251 items on the list. A few of the items on the list reference out-of-universe stuff like D&D, My Little Pony, the Game, etc. so readers don't need to be ''completely'' SCP savvy to enjoy reading the list.
** ''Things Mr. Welch Can No Longer Do in an RPG'' ([[http://theglen.livejournal.com/16735.html starting here]]) is a collection -- initially around 250, but now over 2000 -- of similar examples ranging from outrageous powergaming to even more outrageous silliness that the titular Mr. Welch is prohibited from doing with an RPG character.

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* ''Literature/DreamHighSchool'' The final round in ''Podcast/PappysFlatshareSlamdown'' is literal- you're dreaming the high school.
* ''The Things Dr Bright Is Not Allowed To Do At
Quick-Fire Round. The Foundation'' lists all the things Dr. Bright is not allowed do with or to other SCP Objects or SCP Foundation personel. There's 251 items on the list. A few of the items on the list reference out-of-universe stuff like D&D, My Little Pony, the Game, etc. so readers don't need to be ''completely'' SCP savvy to enjoy reading the list.
** ''Things Mr. Welch Can No Longer Do in an RPG'' ([[http://theglen.livejournal.com/16735.html starting here]]) is a collection -- initially around 250, but now over 2000 -- of similar examples ranging from outrageous powergaming to even more outrageous silliness
standard opening lines for that round's [[OverlyLongGag very slow jingle]] sums it up: "This is the titular Mr. Welch is prohibited from doing with quick-fire round. It's a round that goes really quickly".
* The Antagonists in ''Roleplay/BattleActionHaremHighschoolSideCharacterQuest'' are
an RPG character.alien force invading Earth.



* In ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'', the incantations for most spells are like this. For example, the spell to produce an Indian burn is "Indian Burn Hex!"
* The [[ShowWithinAShow Dangeresque trilogy]] from WebAnimation/HomestarRunner features a henchman called Killingyouguy, whose task is to kill you. Incidentally, he's a guy.
* Parodied by WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob, when he comments on a film titled ''Death Bed: The Bed That Eats'', that he and everybody else in the world should know what to expect. [[spoiler: Turns out it's an artsploitation flick with pretensions of seriousness and relatively minimal gore. It ''does'' have a bed that eats, at least.]]

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* In ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'', the incantations for most spells are like this. For example, the spell to produce an Indian burn is "Indian Burn Hex!"
* The [[ShowWithinAShow Dangeresque trilogy]] from WebAnimation/HomestarRunner features a henchman called Killingyouguy, whose task is to kill you. Incidentally, he's a guy.
* Parodied by WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob, when he comments on a film titled ''Death Bed: The Bed That Eats'', that he and everybody else in the world should know what to expect. [[spoiler: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out it's an artsploitation flick with pretensions of seriousness and relatively minimal gore. It ''does'' have a bed that eats, at least.]]



* Kneecapper from SuperAcademy, who wields a sledgehammer. Now consider that he's an [[GoodIsNotNice aspiring superhero...]]
* Some of [[Wiki/TVTropes this wiki's]] trope titles.
* LetsPlay/ManyATrueNerd has his ''Videogame/FalloutNewVegas'' Kill Everything run, where he plays ''Fallout: New Vegas''...and kills everything.

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* Kneecapper from SuperAcademy, ''WebVideo/SuperAcademy'', who wields a sledgehammer. Now consider that he's an [[GoodIsNotNice aspiring superhero...]]
* %%* Some of [[Wiki/TVTropes this wiki's]] trope titles.
* LetsPlay/ManyATrueNerd has his ''Videogame/FalloutNewVegas'' Kill Everything run, where he plays ''Fallout: New Vegas''... and kills everything.everything.
* A great many Wiki/SCPFoundation objects are EXACTLY what they say on the tin. The [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-682 Hard-To-Destroy Reptile]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-882 a Machine]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-115 a Miniature Dump Truck]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-513 a Cowbell]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-028 Knowledge]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-387 living LEGO]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-668 the 13 Inch Chef's Knife]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-447 a Ball of Green Slime]]...



* ''WesternAnimation/AssyMcGee'': BuddyCop GrossoutShow about a talking ass named Assy [=McGee=].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'': In ''Gift Hoarse'' and ''Muscular Beaver 4'', we see [=ToeBot=]. You'll only need two guesses.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AssyMcGee'': BuddyCop GrossoutShow about a talking ass named Assy [=McGee=].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'': In ''Gift Hoarse'' "Gift Hoarse" and ''Muscular "Muscular Beaver 4'', 4", we see [=ToeBot=]. You'll only need two guesses.



** Greased-Up Deaf Guy
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': "Dr. D's [[MindControlDevice Brainwashing Shampoo]] and Cranium Rinse", and [[OurSloganIsTerrible it's slogan]], "Lather, Rinse, and OBEY!"

to:

** Greased-Up Deaf Guy
Guy.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': "Dr. D's [[MindControlDevice Brainwashing Shampoo]] and Cranium Rinse", and [[OurSloganIsTerrible it's its slogan]], "Lather, Rinse, and OBEY!"



-->'''Karl''': Hey, I heard we're goin' to Ape Island.
-->'''Lenny''': Yeah, to capture a giant ape.
--> '''Carl''': I wish we were going to Candy Apple Island.
-->'''Charlie''': Candy Apple Island? What do they got there?
-->'''Carl''': Apes. But they're not so big.

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-->'''Karl''': --->'''Karl:''' Hey, I heard we're goin' to Ape Island.
-->'''Lenny''':
Island.\\
'''Lenny:'''
Yeah, to capture a giant ape.
--> '''Carl''':
ape.\\
'''Carl:'''
I wish we were going to Candy Apple Island.
-->'''Charlie''':
Island.\\
'''Charlie:'''
Candy Apple Island? What do they got there?
-->'''Carl''':
there?\\
'''Carl:'''
Apes. But they're not so big.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "[[WesternAnimation/DuckDodgersInTheTwentyFourthAndAHalfCentury Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century]]", Dodgers smugly says that Marvin the Martian can't shoot him with a disintegrator since he's wearing a disintegration-proof vest. The vest does not disintegrate. Duck Dodgers does. He gets better, though.
** Immediately afterwards, Dodgers retaliates with his own disintegrating pistol. He pulls the trigger, and ''[[LiteralGenie the gun]]'' [[LiteralGenie crumbles into powder]]. "Well, what do you know... it disintegrated."
** The WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner short "Stop! Look! And Hasten!" has Wile follow the instructions from a book titled "How To Build A Burmese Tiger Trap". One guess what he catches in the resulting pit instead of the Road Runner.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "[[WesternAnimation/DuckDodgersInTheTwentyFourthAndAHalfCentury Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century]]", ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
** "WesternAnimation/DuckDodgersInTheTwentyFourthAndAHalfCentury":
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Dodgers smugly says that Marvin the Martian can't shoot him with a disintegrator since he's wearing a disintegration-proof vest. The vest does not disintegrate. Duck Dodgers does. He gets better, though.
** *** Immediately afterwards, Dodgers retaliates with his own disintegrating pistol. He pulls the trigger, and ''[[LiteralGenie the gun]]'' [[LiteralGenie crumbles into powder]]. "Well, what do you know... it disintegrated."
** The WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner short "Stop! Look! And Hasten!" has Wile follow the instructions from a book titled "How To to Build A a Burmese Tiger Trap". One guess what he catches in the resulting pit instead of the Road Runner.



* The entire cast of ''TheMrMenShow'' can be defined by their names: Mr. Happy, Mr. Strong, Miss Helpful, etc.

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* The entire cast of ''TheMrMenShow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'' can be defined by their names: Mr. Happy, Mr. Strong, Miss Helpful, etc.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Minoriteam}}'' had a villain named "Racist Frankenstein." He dressed like a WASP but is in all other ways exactly what you'd expect. Also featured Dirty Cop, a living pile of grime on the police force, Loophole, a scurrulous rope tied into a loop, the Corporate Ladder, a business-minded ladder, and White Rapper, a white rapper.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Minoriteam}}'' had a ''WesternAnimation/{{Minoriteam}}'':
** A
villain is named "Racist Frankenstein." Frankenstein". He dressed dresses like a WASP but is in all other ways exactly what you'd expect. expect.
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Also featured features Dirty Cop, a living pile of grime on the police force, force.
** And
Loophole, a scurrulous rope tied into a loop, the Corporate Ladder, a business-minded ladder, and White Rapper, a white rapper.



** ALL of Dr. Doofenshmirtz's '-inators' minus his first, which was simply called the 'Inator'. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in one episode when he mentions that he hasn't quite figured out the name for his new machine and goes through various obvious names (The 'Who's-laughing-now-inator!) and mentions it'll be something with the 'inator' suffix.

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** ALL of Dr. Doofenshmirtz's '-inators' "-inators" minus his first, which was simply called the 'Inator'. "Inator". {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in one episode when he mentions that he hasn't quite figured out the name for his new machine and goes through various obvious names (The 'Who's-laughing-now-inator!) "Who's-laughing-now-inator"!) and mentions it'll be something with the 'inator' "inator" suffix.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' has the Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs At Midnight. Guess what he does and when?
** Also, every episode of The Tick is titled "The Tick vs. [whatever he fights in that particular episode]".

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' has the ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'': The Evil Midnight Bomber What That Bombs At at Midnight. Guess what he does and when?
** Also, every episode of The Tick is titled "The Tick vs. [whatever he fights in that particular episode]".
when?



* ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' was going to have the title "Basil of Baker Street". When the title changed, Peter Schneider sent [[http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4081/2333/1600/WDPNewTitles_large.1.jpg a gag memo]] to the animation department suggesting to rename the entire Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon at the time as thus[[labelnote:*]]Note that ''Disney/SaludosAmigos'', ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'', ''Disney/MakeMineMusic'', ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'', ''Disney/MelodyTime'', ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad'', and ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' aren't referenced.[[/labelnote]]:
** ''[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Seven Little Men Help a Girl]]''
** ''[[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} The Wooden Boy Who Became Real]]''
** ''[[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Color and Music]]''
** ''[[Disney/{{Dumbo}} The Wonderful Elephant Who Could Really Fly]]''
** ''[[Disney/{{Bambi}} The Little Deer Who Grew Up]]''
** ''[[Disney/{{Cinderella}} The Girl With the See-Through Shoes]]''
** ''[[Disney/AliceInWonderland The Girl In the Imaginary World]]''
** ''[[Disney/PeterPan The Amazing Flying Children]]''
** ''[[Disney/LadyAndTheTramp Two Dogs Fall In Love]]''
** ''[[Disney/SleepingBeauty The Girl Who Seemed To Die]]''
** ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Puppies Taken Away]]''
** ''[[Disney/TheSwordInTheStone The Boy Who Would Be King]]''
** ''[[Disney/TheJungleBook A Boy, A Bear and a Big Black Cat]]''
** ''[[OddNameOut Aristocats]]''
** ''Disney/RobinHood [[RecycledInSpace With Animals]]''
** ''[[Disney/TheRescuers Two Mice Save a Girl]]''
** ''[[Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound A Fox and a Hound are Friends]]''
** ''[[Disney/TheBlackCauldron The Evil Bonehead]]''
* Recess' Lawson always names things this way, such as renaming Fort Tender to Fort Fort, naming a submarine "Sub", and naming his soccer team "The Winning Guys" (who did, in fact, win the tournament at the end of the episode).
* The ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':

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* ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' was going to have the title "Basil of Baker Street". When the title changed, Peter Schneider sent [[http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4081/2333/1600/WDPNewTitles_large.1.jpg a gag memo]] to the animation department suggesting to rename the entire Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon at the time as thus[[labelnote:*]]Note that ''Disney/SaludosAmigos'', ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'', ''Disney/MakeMineMusic'', ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'', ''Disney/MelodyTime'', ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad'', and ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' aren't referenced.[[/labelnote]]:
** ''[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Seven Little Men Help a Girl]]''
** ''[[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} The Wooden Boy Who Became Real]]''
** ''[[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Color and Music]]''
** ''[[Disney/{{Dumbo}} The Wonderful Elephant Who Could Really Fly]]''
** ''[[Disney/{{Bambi}} The Little Deer Who Grew Up]]''
** ''[[Disney/{{Cinderella}} The Girl With the See-Through Shoes]]''
** ''[[Disney/AliceInWonderland The Girl In the Imaginary World]]''
** ''[[Disney/PeterPan The Amazing Flying Children]]''
** ''[[Disney/LadyAndTheTramp Two Dogs Fall In Love]]''
** ''[[Disney/SleepingBeauty The Girl Who Seemed To Die]]''
** ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Puppies Taken Away]]''
** ''[[Disney/TheSwordInTheStone The Boy Who Would Be King]]''
** ''[[Disney/TheJungleBook A Boy, A Bear and a Big Black Cat]]''
** ''[[OddNameOut Aristocats]]''
** ''Disney/RobinHood [[RecycledInSpace With Animals]]''
** ''[[Disney/TheRescuers Two Mice Save a Girl]]''
** ''[[Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound A Fox and a Hound are Friends]]''
** ''[[Disney/TheBlackCauldron The Evil Bonehead]]''
* Recess'
''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'': Lawson always names things this way, such as renaming Fort Tender to Fort Fort, naming a submarine "Sub", and naming his soccer team "The Winning Guys" (who did, in fact, win the tournament at the end of the episode).
* The ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
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* BadassOfTheWeek features articles about [[BadAss badasses.]] Updated weekly.

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* BadassOfTheWeek Website/BadassOfTheWeek features articles about [[BadAss badasses.]] Updated weekly.
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'': Itís 1889 and mankind is colonizing inner space.



* [[NoIndoorVoice LOUD HOWARD]] from ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''



** Many demons and devils - especially ones like the chain devil and arrow demon.



** In 4.0, many of the Magic Items are this. Cloak of Invisibility, Vicious Weapon, Supremely Vicious Weapon, Horned Helm, just to mention a few, are exactly what they sound like.



* Plenty of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' cards follow this trope, some of the more notable examples include ''Counterspell'' and various creature names (i.e. ''Elf Warrior'').



* The goal of ''VideoGame/DontShitYourPants'' is to, well, get to the restroom without shitting your pants.
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* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' films are generally titled with Godzilla's name and who he is fighting. [[JustHereForGodzilla Considering who the movies are aimed at]], that's all the relevant information there is.



* ''TabletopGame/{{2300 AD}}'': Hard science fiction set in 2300 AD.
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