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15th May '18 9:25:51 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'': This trope is Butt-Head's immediate reaction to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T3blDLl8JY music video for "Real American" by Rick Derringer]] (Hulk Hogan's WWE theme song), but once the video transitions from Hulk playing bass in front of the U.S. flag to clips of him in WWF matches, he and Beavis get excited.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'': ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'': This trope is Butt-Head's immediate reaction to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T3blDLl8JY music video for "Real American" by Rick Derringer]] (Hulk Hogan's WWE theme song), but once the video transitions from Hulk playing bass in front of the U.S. flag to clips of him in WWF matches, he and Beavis get excited.
6th May '18 1:08:25 PM eroock
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* Seen in this Webcomic/{{Collar 6}} [[http://collar6.com/2009/bend-it-like-laura-36 strip]].
6th May '18 1:05:13 PM eroock
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* [[http://www.legostargalactica.net/2011/01/14/01142011/ This]] ''Webcomic/LegostarGalactica'' strip. [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] apparently can't wrap his mind around the concept of a Dalek ''not'' being [[AlwaysChaoticEvil evil]].
6th May '18 1:04:50 PM eroock
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* From ''Webcomic/JohnnyWander'', we get [[http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/35 this gem.]]

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* From ''Webcomic/JohnnyWander'', we get [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20091229184556/http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/35 com:80/comics/35 this gem.]]
6th May '18 12:57:57 PM eroock
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}''
** Percival, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-02-18 here.]]
** The Devil, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-03-12 here.]]
6th May '18 12:55:06 PM eroock
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* [[http://badgods.com/mm-leprechaun.html This Bad Gods comic]] contains one when the [[{{Squick}} secret behind Fleprechaun gold]] is revealed.
6th May '18 12:52:30 PM eroock
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** As mentioned in TheRant of [[http://questionablecontent.net./view.php?comic=1212 this]] ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' strip.



** [[http://questionablecontent.net./view.php?comic=1212 Sven]] has one as well when Wil screws up trying to court Penelope.
6th May '18 12:49:47 PM eroock
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* Lillian of ''Webcomic/GoGetARoomie'' does a good one when [[http://www.gogetaroomie.com/index.php?id=118 Allan's reaction to her yelling at him was not what she expected.]]
6th May '18 12:47:27 PM eroock
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** [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/17p12 "Yo ho!" "What."]]
6th May '18 11:29:57 AM Kalaong
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And that's exactly how it's written, too: "what" with a period at the end. On the internet, some people cut this down even farther, going with "wha", "wat", "wut" or similar. Sometimes appears on forums and image boards as the {{meme|ticMutation}}s "what is this i don't even" and "i am 12 and what is this" ({{no punctuation|IsFunnier}} whatsoever and the i not capitalized) and the immortal LOL WUT (all caps, spelling of the second word, and no punctuation whatsoever)--more complex, but still indicating that the speaker is too gobsmacked to be capable of a coherent sentence. When the speaker recovers, WhatWereYouThinking tends to be invoked.

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And that's exactly how it's written, too: "what" with a period at the end. On the internet, some people cut this down even farther, going with "wha", "wat", "wut" or similar. Sometimes appears on forums and image boards as the {{meme|ticMutation}}s "what is this i don't even" and "i am 12 and what is this" ({{no punctuation|IsFunnier}} whatsoever and the i not capitalized) and the immortal LOL WUT (all caps, spelling of the second word, and no punctuation whatsoever)--more complex, but still indicating that the speaker is too gobsmacked to be capable of a coherent sentence. In a number of cases, it doesn't even have to be the word "what", but simply a NonSequitur that points out how strange the experience was; "Oookay", "Oookayfine", "Well, that happened", "That was random", or even, "I got nothin'."

When the speaker recovers, WhatWereYouThinking tends to be invoked.



* In the last episode of ''LightNovel/LadiesVersusButlers'', after Sernia and Tomomi have had one of their biggest battles ever over a ticket to the amusement park Try Aqualand for a date with Akiharu (won by Sernia), the guy is so ObliviousToLove that he completely misunderstands their enthusiasm, and gives the other ticket to Tomomi as a "sort of consolation prize". Cue absolutely deadpan Flat What from Tomomi, followed by some verbal abuse from most of the named cast, and topped with an earth-shaking double ArmorPiercingSlap from BOTH Tomomi and Sernia.

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* In the last episode of ''LightNovel/LadiesVersusButlers'', after Sernia and Tomomi have hfe had one of their biggest battles ever over a ticket to the amusement park Try Aqualand for a date with Akiharu (won by Sernia), the guy is so ObliviousToLove that he completely misunderstands their enthusiasm, and gives the other ticket to Tomomi as a "sort of consolation prize". Cue absolutely deadpan Flat What from Tomomi, followed by some verbal abuse from most of the named cast, and topped with an earth-shaking double ArmorPiercingSlap from BOTH Tomomi and Sernia.



* In ''Film/IronMan3'', Tony Stark is getting his ass kicked by the BigBad until [[spoiler:a superpowered ''Pepper Potts'' comes crashing OutOfTheInferno and [[BigDamnHeroes rescues him]]]].
-->'''Stark''': ''({{Beat}})'' ...I got nothin'.



* In "[[Recap/TheXFilesS02E14DieHandDieVerletzt Die Hand Die Verletzt]]", a second season episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' Mulder admits that he agrees with a hick sheriff that a creepy woodland murder scene looks ritualistic, he simply didn't want to start a panic. Scully is Scully until she's interrupted by a rain of toads.
-->'''Mulder''': ''So... lunch?''



* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', this is Undyne's reaction [[spoiler:when you try to hit her [[HitMeDammit after she challenges you to a final duel]] to restore her pride during a Pacifist Run. You can choose to fake a hit, but even if you don't, you will be incapable of summoning enough intent to harm her to deal more than 1 HP of damage. Undyne, upon realizing this, is reminded of someone else equally innocent (most likely Asriel) and decides that she can't bring herself to hurt you either.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', this is Undyne's reaction [[spoiler:when you try to hit her [[HitMeDammit after she challenges you to a final duel]] to restore her pride during a Pacifist Run. You can choose to fake a hit, but even if you don't, you will be incapable of summoning enough intent to harm her to deal more than 1 HP of damage. Undyne, upon realizing this, is reminded of someone else equally innocent (most likely Asriel) and decides that she can't bring herself to hurt you either.]]]]w


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*** A few moments earlier, everyone thought the alien-dog was Beast Boy with PowerIncontinence. Then it burps up a car bumper.
--->'''Cyborg''': ...Oookay.


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** After Combustion Man blows up their campsite and starts a five-minute FullContactMagic brawl, Toph Beifong has just one thing to say;
-->"Well, that was random."


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* A variation of this is one of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck's'' {{Catch Phrase}}s whenever something weird and/or stupid happens.
-->"...Oookayfine."
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