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10th Sep '16 8:05:22 AM MeleKalikimaka
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* Sarcastic variation in the first ''[[Film/SpiderMan1 Spider-Man]]'' movie, when [[LonelyRichKid Harry]] tells [[JerkJock Flash and his friends]] to leave Peter alone.
-->'''Flash's Crony:''' Or what?
-->'''Flash:''' Or his father will fire your father!
12th Jul '16 6:12:26 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'', Gatherer's Garden uses this trope to prey on adult insecurities in order to sell plasmids: "My daddy's ''[[SuperIntelligence smarter]]'' than [[AlbertEinstein Einstein]], ''[[SuperStrength stronger]]'' than {{Hercules}} and can [[PlayingWithFire light a fire]] with a ''snap'' [[FingerSnapLighter of his fingers!]] Are you as good as my daddy, Mister? Not if you don't visit the Gatherer's Garden, you aren't!"

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* In ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'', Gatherer's Garden uses this trope to prey on adult insecurities in order to sell plasmids: "My daddy's ''[[SuperIntelligence smarter]]'' than [[AlbertEinstein [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]], ''[[SuperStrength stronger]]'' than {{Hercules}} and can [[PlayingWithFire light a fire]] with a ''snap'' [[FingerSnapLighter of his fingers!]] Are you as good as my daddy, Mister? Not if you don't visit the Gatherer's Garden, you aren't!"
25th Jan '16 5:15:22 PM SutairuMasuta
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'''Cassie:''' My dad beat up Shinnok.\\

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'''Cassie:''' [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu My dad beat up Shinnok.Shinnok]].\\
8th Jan '16 9:33:56 AM StFan
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-> Q. What did the 5th-grade firecracker say to the 4th-grade firecracker?
-> A. "[[{{Pun}} My pop is bigger than your pop]]!"

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-> Q. ->'''Q.''' What did the 5th-grade firecracker say to the 4th-grade firecracker?
-> A.
firecracker?\\
'''A.'''
"[[{{Pun}} My pop is bigger than your pop]]!"



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* A Finnish TV commercial for Saarioinen's convenience foods used a variant of this. Kids at the sandbox: "Our Mom makes better food than yours!" "No, our Mom makes the best!" "Our Mom makes better food than all your mothers combined!" Then, the camera pans to a little girl... "Our Mom makes your Moms' foods!" *smiles broadly* The ad ends with Saarioinen's logo and the slogan "Food made by mothers". The punchline became quite a MemeticMutation in Finland for a time.
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* In the ''TransformersVictory'' [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Victory_%28manga%29 manga]], it's "my adoptive transforming-robot-alien father can beat up your adoptive transforming-robot-alien father" whenever Jean Minakaze, adopted son of Autobot leader Star Saber, and manga-exclusive Solon Kitakaze, adopted son of Decepticon leader Deathsaurus, run into each other in the early chapters.
* In ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis,'' cousins [[TallDarkAndSnarky Yuushi]] and [[LightningBruiser Kenya]] Oshitari can and will argue over which of the two first year students in their respective regions is better at tennis until the cows come home and they ''still'' won't have an answer. Granted, the argument usually deteriorates into a shouting match that doesn't have anything to do with how good the two rookies are at tennis.
--> '''Yuushi:''' Well, the guy I'm talking about is even better! He has incredible nerves of steel and is [[InsufferableGenius extremely cocky]]!
-->'''Kenya:''' Oh yeah?! Well, [[TheIdiotFromOsaka our guy]] is so awesome that even the {{Yakuza}} are scared to go up against him!
-->'''Yuushi:''' So what?! Our guy came back from America! He's an international!

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* In the ''TransformersVictory'' ''Anime/TransformersVictory'' [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Victory_%28manga%29 manga]], it's "my adoptive transforming-robot-alien father can beat up your adoptive transforming-robot-alien father" whenever Jean Minakaze, adopted son of Autobot leader Star Saber, and manga-exclusive Solon Kitakaze, adopted son of Decepticon leader Deathsaurus, run into each other in the early chapters.
* In ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis,'' ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', cousins [[TallDarkAndSnarky Yuushi]] and [[LightningBruiser Kenya]] Oshitari can and will argue over which of the two first year students in their respective regions is better at tennis until the cows come home and they ''still'' won't have an answer. Granted, the argument usually deteriorates into a shouting match that doesn't have anything to do with how good the two rookies are at tennis.
--> '''Yuushi:''' -->'''Yuushi:''' Well, the guy I'm talking about is even better! He has incredible nerves of steel and is [[InsufferableGenius extremely cocky]]!
-->'''Kenya:'''
cocky]]!\\
'''Kenya:'''
Oh yeah?! Well, [[TheIdiotFromOsaka our guy]] is so awesome that even the {{Yakuza}} are scared to go up against him!
-->'''Yuushi:'''
him!\\
'''Yuushi:'''
So what?! Our guy came back from America! He's an international!



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* Paul Reiser imagined, when the dads inevitably do meet, it devolves into "my wife can beat up your wife," then the dads go get a beer.
* Creator/BillHicks' take on this: "My Dad can beat up your (Hicks') Dad!" "When? He mows the lawn on Saturdays - get him then."
* Another comedian, relating schoolyard memories at Just For Laughs, delivered as the punchline "Really? How much would that cost me?"
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* One ''ComicBook/{{Scamp}}'' story has Scamp getting into this argument with another puppy. Tramp adamantly refuses to get involved, but the two continue pushing the family's buttons until Scamp himself decides to beat them up in Tramp's place, only to find out that Tramp has already started a fight in secret. When Tramp wins, Scamp decides to attack the puppy instead, and also wins his fight. Both resolve to keep their respective fights a secret from Lady.



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* One ''ComicStrip/{{Scamp}}'' story has Scamp getting into this argument with another puppy. Tramp adamantly refuses to get involved, but the two continue pushing the family's buttons until Scamp himself decides to beat them up in Tramp's place, only to find out that Tramp has already started a fight in secret. When Tramp wins, Scamp decides to attack the puppy instead, and also wins his fight. Both resolve to keep their respective fights a secret from Lady.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' has a few of these show up:
** Violet enjoys bragging about her dad's accomplishments, however, it's heavily hinted that he's not often there or involved as most other fathers in the strip. For example:
*** In one Father's Day strip, Violet brags about her dad to Charlie Brown, who takes her to his dad's barber shop and points out that his dad will stop work to say hello to him just because Charlie Brown is his son, which causes a defeated Violet to walk away, wishing him a happy Father's day.
*** In another strip, Violet boasts to Lucy about her father's excellent bowling average in three different weeknight leagues. Lucy replies, "My father stays home nights."
*** The page pic is another example. Considering the consistency of the responses, the other kids seem to be aware that Violet's dad isn't that involved in her life.
** In a very early strip, Charlie Brown and Shermy agree that neither of their dads could beat up the other's, or anyone else (though they're still "pretty good guys").
* Subverted in Scott and Kirkman's ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues'' comic, when Zoe was in preschool. Bogart, their neighbor, was going on and about how ''his'' mommy had more ''money'' than ''Zoe's'' mommy, and how ''his'' mommy was ''prettier'' than ''her'' mommy. Zoe's comeback was "Well '''my'' mommy has a bigger ''bottom'' than ''your'' mommy!" At which Bogart runs off crying to his mommy. Nice one, Zoe.
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* One of the few humorous moments in ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'' is when Joseph (David's son) is sitting next to another kid outside the principal's office. Said kid asks, "Is that your dad? [pause] I bet my dad could beat up your dad.". Considering [[SuperStrength what we saw him do earlier]], he really couldn't.

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* One of the few humorous moments in ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'' is when Joseph (David's son) is sitting next to another kid outside the principal's office. Said kid asks, "Is that your dad? [pause] (''pause'') I bet my dad could beat up your dad.". Considering [[SuperStrength what we saw him do earlier]], he really couldn't.



* Used in the film SpyKids when father Gregorio comes face to face with the dad of a school bully. Being a retired spy, Gregorio ''knows'' he can take this guy out, but to do so would blow his cover, so he chooses to walk away, leaving Juni disappointed and prompting the bully to taunt him with this line almost verbatim.

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* Used in the film SpyKids ''Film/SpyKids'' when father Gregorio comes face to face with the dad of a school bully. Being a retired spy, Gregorio ''knows'' he can take this guy out, but to do so would blow his cover, so he chooses to walk away, leaving Juni disappointed and prompting the bully to taunt him with this line almost verbatim.



[[folder:Jokes]]
* Joke in Hollywood: "My dad can beat up your dad!" "Your dad ''is'' my dad!"
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** Harmony also threatened that her boyfriend would beat them up. Since her boyfriend was Spike, Buffy would in fact beat him up many many times before and since she made this claim.

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** Harmony also threatened threatens that her boyfriend would will beat them up. Since her boyfriend was is Spike, Buffy would in fact beat him up many many times before and since she made this claim.



* The NBC show [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad]].

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* The NBC show [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad]].Dad]]''.






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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' has a few of these show up:
** Violet enjoys bragging about her dad's accomplishments, however, it's heavily hinted that he's not often there or involved as most other fathers in the strip. For example:
*** In one Father's Day strip, Violet brags about her dad to Charlie Brown, who takes her to his dad's barber shop and points out that his dad will stop work to say hello to him just because Charlie Brown is his son, which causes a defeated Violet to walk away, wishing him a happy Father's day.
*** In another strip, Violet boasts to Lucy about her father's excellent bowling average in three different weeknight leagues. Lucy replies, "My father stays home nights."
*** The page pic is another example. Considering the consistency of the responses, the other kids seem to be aware that Violet's dad isn't that involved in her life.
** In a very early strip, Charlie Brown and Shermy agree that neither of their dads could beat up the other's, or anyone else (though they're still "pretty good guys").
* Subverted in Scott and Kirkman's ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues'' comic, when Zoe was in preschool. Bogart, their neighbor, was going on and about how ''his'' mommy had more ''money'' than ''Zoe's'' mommy, and how ''his'' mommy was ''prettier'' than ''her'' mommy. Zoe's comeback was "Well '''my'' mommy has a bigger ''bottom'' than ''your'' mommy!" At which Bogart runs off crying to his mommy. Nice one, Zoe.

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
[[folder:Print Media]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' has a few Mad Magazine's parody of these show up:
** Violet enjoys bragging about her dad's accomplishments, however, it's heavily hinted that he's not often there or involved as most other fathers in the strip. For example:
*** In one Father's Day strip, Violet brags about her dad
''Series/{{Roseanne}}'', entitled "Grossanne", features a girl saying this to Charlie Brown, who takes her to his dad's barber shop and points out that his dad will stop work to say hello to him just because Charlie Brown is his son, which causes a defeated Violet to walk away, wishing him a happy Father's day.
*** In another strip, Violet boasts to Lucy about her father's excellent bowling average in three different weeknight leagues. Lucy replies, "My
DJ.
-->'''Girl:''' My
father stays home nights."
*** The page pic is another example. Considering the consistency of the responses, the other kids seem to be aware that Violet's dad isn't that involved in her life.
** In a very early strip, Charlie Brown and Shermy agree that neither of their dads could
can beat up the other's, or anyone else (though they're still "pretty good guys").
* Subverted in Scott and Kirkman's ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues'' comic, when Zoe was in preschool. Bogart, their neighbor, was going on and about how ''his'' mommy had more ''money'' than ''Zoe's'' mommy, and how ''his'' mommy was ''prettier'' than ''her'' mommy. Zoe's comeback was "Well '''my'' mommy has a bigger ''bottom'' than ''your'' mommy!" At which Bogart runs off crying to his mommy. Nice one, Zoe.
your father!\\
'''DJ:''' Beat up my father? Big deal! My mother can beat up my father!



[[folder:Oral Tradition]]
* Joke in Hollywood: "My dad can beat up your dad!" "Your dad ''is'' my dad!"
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[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
* Paul Reiser imagined, when the dads inevitably do meet, it devolves into "my wife can beat up your wife," then the dads go get a beer.
* Creator/BillHicks' take on this: "My Dad can beat up your (Hicks') Dad!" "When? He mows the lawn on Saturdays - get him then."
* Another comedian, relating schoolyard memories at Just For Laughs, delivered as the punchline "Really? How much would that cost me?"
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--> '''Jacqui:''' My dad's bigger than yours.
--> '''Cassie:''' My dad beat up Shinnok.
--> '''Jacqui:''' [[{{Touche}} Well played]].

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--> '''Jacqui:''' My dad's bigger than yours.
-->
yours.\\
'''Cassie:''' My dad beat up Shinnok.
-->
Shinnok.\\
'''Jacqui:''' [[{{Touche}} Well played]].



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* Inverted in the tongue-in-cheek bumper sticker: "My child beat up your honor student."

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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Bumper stickers:
**
Inverted in the tongue-in-cheek bumper sticker: "My child beat up your honor student."



* When Jesse 'The Body' Ventura was elected governor of Minnesota, it wasn't long before the appearance of bumper stickers reading 'My Governor can beat up Your Governor.'
** Upon Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger [[RealityIsUnrealistic assuming the post of governator in California]], the fantasy of a debate between the two became a common joke.
*** There's also ''Film/TheRunningMan'', which features the two of them before either was elected into office.

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* American politics:
**
When Jesse 'The Body' "The Body" Ventura was elected governor of Minnesota, it wasn't long before the appearance of bumper stickers reading 'My Governor can beat up Your Governor.'
** Upon Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger [[RealityIsUnrealistic assuming the post of governator in California]], the fantasy of a debate between the two became a common joke.
***
joke. There's also ''Film/TheRunningMan'', which features the two of them before either was elected into office.



* A Finnish TV commercial for Saarioinen's convenience foods used a variant of this. Kids at the sandbox: "Our Mom makes better food than yours!" "No, our Mom makes the best!" "Our Mom makes better food than all your mothers combined!" Then, the camera pans to a little girl... "Our Mom makes your Moms' foods!" *smiles broadly* The ad ends with Saarioinen's logo and the slogan "Food made by mothers". The punchline became quite a MemeticMutation in Finland for a time.



* Mad Magazine's parody of ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'', entitled "Grossanne", features a girl saying this to DJ.
-->'''Girl:''' My father can beat up your father!\\
'''DJ:''' Beat up my father? Big deal! My mother can beat up my father!



15th Nov '15 12:40:14 PM dotchan
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* We get this charming little exchange between [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX Cassie Cage and Jacqui Briggs]]:

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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'': We get this charming little exchange between [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX Cassie Cage and Jacqui Briggs]]:Briggs:
14th Nov '15 12:02:26 PM RokuAlhazared
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* We get this charming little exchange between [[VideoGame/MortalKombatX Cassie Cage and Jacqui Briggs]]:
--> '''Jacqui:''' My dad's bigger than yours.
--> '''Cassie:''' My dad beat up Shinnok.
--> '''Jacqui:''' [[{{Touche}} Well played]].
21st Aug '15 8:55:24 AM SvartiKotturinn
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* [[https://www.facebook.com/comicsaluv/photos/a.162845870421487.37544.162832487089492/162846530421421 This]] Israeli comic resolves the issue [[BlackComedy rather gruesomely]].
-->''After many years, the argument that had started back in the first grade was finally settled: Yaniv’s dad is stronger than Yaron’s dad.''
19th Jun '15 5:25:40 PM nighttrainfm
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* Inverted in ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', when the couples who make up the Pride start arguing over whose kid is most likely to be TheMole. Eventually, one of them tells the others to drop the "my honour student can beat up your honour student" stuff.
1st Apr '15 9:10:36 PM nombretomado
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* One of the side-missions in DynastyWarriors 4 is "Husbands and Wives", in which various {{Battle Couple}}s team up and fight it out. Their taunts toward each other include variants on "my honey can trounce yours".

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* One of the side-missions in DynastyWarriors 4 ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 4'' is "Husbands and Wives", in which various {{Battle Couple}}s team up and fight it out. Their taunts toward each other include variants on "my honey can trounce yours".
13th Jan '15 10:04:16 AM gethomas3
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* The competition of Goku and Vegeta continues even with the wives in ''Anime/DragonBallGT''. After Vegeta's ([[AppliedPhlebotinum Bulma assisted]]) transformation to [[PowerMakesYourVoiceDeep Super]] [[HellBentForLeather Saiyan]] [[FetishFuel 4]] Bulma adamantly asserts to Chi Chi that "my husband is hotter than your husband".
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