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15th Jan '17 11:48:11 PM Luppercus
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-->I never thought I would say thi, Tim, but... take me to your leader.

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-->I never thought I would say thi, this, Tim, but... take me to your leader.
15th Jan '17 11:47:21 PM Luppercus
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* ''Series/MyFavoriteMartian'': When Uncle Martin needs to see Tim's boss urgently.
-->I never thought I would say thi, Tim, but... take me to your leader.


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* Said by the [[CaptainErsatz Zod expy alien]] in ''Series/MenInBlack'' episode "The Supermen in Black Syndrome", then he smiles at the camera.
10th Jan '17 4:57:37 PM nighttrainfm
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Voyage of the Damned", The Doctor says this phrase, then says "IAlwaysWantedToSayThat".
** In fact, he has done it before in "Aliens of London" as he greets UNIT soldiers gathered around the TARDIS waiting for him. Of course, everyone involved in the former scene is an alien, and that was the Ninth Doctor anyway.
** Used by the Fourth Doctor back in the classic series, after threatening someone with a "deadly jelly-baby" didn't work out - not because they didn't buy it, but because they told him to kill the man he was threatening. The Doctor eats the jelly-baby and tells them he doesn't take orders from anyone.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Voyage of the Damned", The Doctor says this phrase, then says "IAlwaysWantedToSayThat".
** In fact, he has done it before in "Aliens of London" as he greets UNIT soldiers gathered around the TARDIS waiting for him. Of course, everyone involved in the former scene is an alien, and that was the Ninth Doctor anyway.
''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Used by the Fourth Doctor back in the classic series, after threatening someone with a "deadly jelly-baby" didn't work out - not because they didn't buy it, but because they told him to kill the man he was threatening. The Doctor eats the jelly-baby and tells them he doesn't take orders from anyone.


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** The Ninth Doctor uses it in "Aliens of London" as he greets UNIT soldiers gathered around the TARDIS waiting for him.
** The Tenth Doctor uses it in the story "Voyage of the Damned", and follows up with "IAlwaysWantedToSayThat".
20th Sep '16 6:27:56 PM nombretomado
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* "Far Out Friend", an ''ArchieComics'' story, features an alien who uses this line, although he admits it is corny.

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* "Far Out Friend", an ''ArchieComics'' ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' story, features an alien who uses this line, although he admits it is corny.
26th May '16 12:26:53 AM Kartoonkid95
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** In the very first episode, Rocky and Bullwinkle arrive from the moon via makeshift rocket, and various diplomats believe them to be moon people.
-->'''Rocky:''' Bullwinkle, they think we're moon people.
-->'''Bullwinkle:''' They do? Then, take me to your president!
12th May '16 9:23:56 PM LinTaylor
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* Japanese culture actually has its own equivalent of this phrase: "We are aliens" (''"Wareware ha uchuujin da"''), usually said with some kind of distorting voice mask.
** ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'': Nyarko says this (while gently tapping her throat to provide the distortion) in the first episode of the TV series.
** ''Manga/TouhouBougetsushou'': Princess Kaguya says it while [[BreatheOnTheFan Breathing on the Fan]] in Chapter 2.
** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': The first ending theme contains the line, immediately followed by "We are Earthlings" (''"Wareware wa chikyuujin da"'').
11th Jan '16 8:43:10 AM ChronoLegion
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* Discussed in Creator/JohnScalzi's ''Literature/AgentToTheStars''. When first meeting [[StarfishAliens Joshua]], Tom wonders why the [[BlobMonster Yherjak]] haven't followed this trope by landing next to the White House and asking to speak to the President. Joshua explains that it was their original intention until they arrived in Earth's orbit and started [[AliensStealCable picking up our signals]] and learning that humans have an appalling number of movies featuring "evil aliens", some of which look like the Yherjak. After spending decades brushing up on Earth's culture (mostly gleamed from Hollywood films and TV shows), they sent Joshua to contact Tom's boss, so that he finds an agent (Tom) to prepare humanity to receive the Yherjak with open arms despite their appearance and smell.
15th Dec '15 2:13:15 AM Jake
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* Mentioned in passing in ''Fanfic/TheNextFrontier''; apparently it's a tired old cliche in [[VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram Kerbal]] popular fiction as well, and Bill jokingly ([[VitriolicBestBuds probably]]) threatens to make Jeb walk home if he can't come up with something better to say if they do make FirstContact now they've reached another solar system. [[spoiler: They do, and he does.]]
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8th Dec '15 3:23:58 PM margdean56
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* In one ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'' comic, Woody dresses up as an alien to play a prank on Splinter and Knothead. However, they find out and decide to prank him back... and then a ''real'' alien appears ([[ContrivedCoincidence who happens to look just like Woody's costume)]]. His main line is "TakeMeToYourLeader", repeated in vain as the woodpecker kids expose him to a HumiliationConga. Finally he gets fed up and escapes, but runs into Woody who is exhilarated that he gets to meet a real alien with the fame and fortune to follow, and offer to take him to his leader. However, the alien has had enough.

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* In one ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'' comic, Woody dresses up as an alien to play a prank on Splinter and Knothead. However, they find out and decide to prank him back... and then a ''real'' alien appears ([[ContrivedCoincidence who happens to look just like Woody's costume)]]. His main line is "TakeMeToYourLeader", repeated in vain as the woodpecker kids expose him to a HumiliationConga. Finally he gets fed up and escapes, but runs into Woody who is exhilarated that he gets to meet a real alien with the fame and fortune to follow, and offer offers to take him to his leader. However, the alien has had enough.



* Played straight in ''ComicBook/{{Oink}}'' when an alien met an American. The subsequent encounter with Ronald Regan led the alien to give up: a planet with a leader like that isn't worth conquering.

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* Played straight in ''ComicBook/{{Oink}}'' when an alien met an American. The subsequent encounter with Ronald Regan Reagan led the alien to give up: a planet with a leader like that isn't worth conquering.
2nd Dec '15 3:16:11 PM Adept
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* In ''Film/GoodBoy'', Hubble the dog says this to Owen, his owner, after Owen gains the ability to understand dogs. Hubble is from the dog star Sirius 7.
* In ''Dentist on the Job'' two men infiltrating a military lab pretend to have a conversation to act casually, one of them says this. An odd example in that neither of them is an extraterrestrial, just tresspassers.
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* In a ''GreenLantern'' comic from the [=1970s=] or [=80s=], the alien Katma Tui lands on Earth, says the phrase in all seriousness, and gets taken to the United Nations. However, the comic said something to the effect of "[[LampshadeHanging though the phrase is clichéd, the alien says it with no humor in mind]]" or something like that.
* ''WorldWarHulk'': When Korg confronts a police officer and makes demands that he can't realistically meet (and is informed as much), bystanders are all barely containing their laughter or rolling their eyes as he insists that they "Take me to your leader."
* A ''Franchise/StarTrek''[=/=]''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' crossover inverts the usual human/alien roles when Logan asks Commander Spock to take him to his leader.
* In one ''WoodyWoodpecker'' comic, Woody dresses up as an alien to play a prank on Splinter and Knothead. However, they find out and decide to prank him back... and then a ''real'' alien appears ([[ContrivedCoincidence who happens to look just like Woody's costume)]]. His main line is "TakeMeToYourLeader", repeated in vain as the woodpecker kids expose him to a HumiliationConga. Finally he gets fed up and escapes, but runs into Woody who is exhilarated that he gets to meet a real alien with the fame and fortune to follow, and offer to take him to his leader. However, the alien has had enough.

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* In a ''GreenLantern'' ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' comic from the [=1970s=] or [=80s=], the alien Katma Tui lands on Earth, says the phrase in all seriousness, and gets taken to the United Nations. However, the comic said something to the effect of "[[LampshadeHanging though the phrase is clichéd, the alien says it with no humor in mind]]" or something like that.
* ''WorldWarHulk'': ''ComicBook/WorldWarHulk'': When Korg confronts a police officer and makes demands that he can't realistically meet (and is informed as much), bystanders are all barely containing their laughter or rolling their eyes as he insists that they "Take me to your leader."
* A ''Franchise/StarTrek''[=/=]''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Franchise/StarTrek''[=/=]''Comicbook/XMen'' crossover inverts the usual human/alien roles when Logan asks Commander Spock to take him to his leader.
* In one ''WoodyWoodpecker'' ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'' comic, Woody dresses up as an alien to play a prank on Splinter and Knothead. However, they find out and decide to prank him back... and then a ''real'' alien appears ([[ContrivedCoincidence who happens to look just like Woody's costume)]]. His main line is "TakeMeToYourLeader", repeated in vain as the woodpecker kids expose him to a HumiliationConga. Finally he gets fed up and escapes, but runs into Woody who is exhilarated that he gets to meet a real alien with the fame and fortune to follow, and offer to take him to his leader. However, the alien has had enough.



[[folder:Films]]
* In ''Film/GoodBoy'', Hubble the dog says this to Owen, his owner, after Owen gains the ability to understand dogs. Hubble is from the dog star Sirius 7.
* In ''Dentist on the Job'' two men infiltrating a military lab pretend to have a conversation to act casually, one of them says this. An odd example in that neither of them is an extraterrestrial, just tresspassers.
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** ''[[FateOfTheJedi Fate of the Jedi: Conviction]]'', after Han blasts open a door lock, then stuns the guards inside:

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** ''[[FateOfTheJedi ''[[Literature/FateOfTheJedi Fate of the Jedi: Conviction]]'', after Han blasts open a door lock, then stuns the guards inside:



* An Al Brodax {{Popeye}} cartoon had Popeye, Olive and Wimpy accidentally sent to the moon on an experimental rocket. They find the moon is made of cheese and are approached by a little cheese sentry:

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* An Al Brodax {{Popeye}} WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} cartoon had Popeye, Olive and Wimpy accidentally sent to the moon on an experimental rocket. They find the moon is made of cheese and are approached by a little cheese sentry:
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