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* While it's debatable whether he was being serious or not, ComicBook/TheQuestion once asked himself, "[[MythologyGag What would]] [[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]] do?"
** Kill anyone who annoyed him. Duh.
** There was an issue where the Question decides to take the Rorschach approach to crime fighting. He concludes that the Rorschach approach ''sucks.''






* In ''FanFic/KyonBigDamnHero'', Kyon gets his sister to go home by asking her, "What would a defender of justice do?". It actually worked.

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* In ''FanFic/KyonBigDamnHero'', ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', Kyon gets his sister to go home by asking her, "What would a defender of justice do?". It actually worked.



* In ''FanFic/WinterWar'', Lieutenant Iba figures out how to defeat Rubadon by asking what his mom, [[RetiredBadass the former lieutenant of Third Division]], would have done about it: use [[FunctionalMagic kidou]].

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* In ''FanFic/WinterWar'', ''Fanfic/WinterWar'', Lieutenant Iba figures out how to defeat Rubadon by asking what his mom, [[RetiredBadass the former lieutenant of Third Division]], would have done about it: use [[FunctionalMagic kidou]].



* In ''FanFic/NotQuiteHeroes'', Shego is at a loss to track down Dr. Drakken after he gets kidnapped. She kidnaps Ron, and when Kim shows up to rescue him she asks her to explain how she found him.

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* In ''FanFic/NotQuiteHeroes'', ''Fanfic/NotQuiteHeroes'', Shego is at a loss to track down Dr. Drakken after he gets kidnapped. She kidnaps Ron, and when Kim shows up to rescue him she asks her to explain how she found him.



-->'''William''': I told myself, 'Think like Jack'.\\
'''Jack''': And ''this'' is what you came up with? ''(throwing corpses tied to barrels overboard to act as a breadcrumb trail)''

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-->'''William''': -->'''William:''' I told myself, 'Think "Think like Jack'.\\
'''Jack''':
Jack."\\
'''Jack:'''
And ''this'' is what you came up with? ''(throwing ''[throwing corpses tied to barrels overboard to act as a breadcrumb trail)''trail]''



* In ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'' Daffy Duck asks "What would I do? What wuld Damian Drake do? What would WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers do?" before realizing that ''he'' was WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers.

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* In ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'' Daffy Duck asks "What would I do? What wuld would Damian Drake do? What would WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers Duck Dodgers do?" before realizing that ''he'' was WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers.



* ''Literature/{{Candide}}'' frequently mulls over how 'if Master Pangloss were alive, surely, he would find a reasonable explanation for this.'

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* ''Literature/{{Candide}}'' ''Literature/{{Candide}}'': Candide frequently mulls over how 'if "if Master Pangloss were alive, surely, he would find a reasonable explanation for this.'"



-->'''Cuddy:''' What would Corporal Carrot do at a time like this?
-->'''Detritus:''' He say, you bad people, make me angry, you stop toot sweet.
-->'''Cuddy:''' [[SarcasmMode And then they'd go away, right?]]
-->'''Detritus:''' [[SincerityMode Yeah.]]
-->'''Cuddy:''' What would happen if we tried that?
-->'''Detritus:''' We look in gutter for our heads.
** In ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', Ponder Stibbons had to come up with an emergency solution to an Airship flight problem. Problem is, [[PointyHairedBoss the senior wizards]] all want to help. To come up with a way to divert their attention, his line of thought went ''what would [[TheChessmaster Lord Vetinari]] do?'' And it works; he suggests they form a committee, and get back to him once they've decided something, which is how Vetinari got rid of people offering their opinions earlier.
** In ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'', Rincewind is stuck (again) and tries to think "what would Lavaeolus [[hottip:*: a CaptainErsatz of Odysseus, and possibly a distant ancestor of Rincewind given that the name means, more or less, "rinser of winds"]]do?". And, once he has disposed of the reasonable objection that Lavaeolus would not have been in this situation in the first place, he manages to reason his way to a possible solution.

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-->'''Cuddy:''' --->'''Cuddy:''' What would Corporal Carrot do at a time like this?
-->'''Detritus:'''
this?\\
'''Detritus:'''
He say, you bad people, make me angry, you stop toot sweet.
-->'''Cuddy:'''
sweet.\\
'''Cuddy:'''
[[SarcasmMode And then they'd go away, right?]]
-->'''Detritus:'''
right?]]\\
'''Detritus:'''
[[SincerityMode Yeah.]]
-->'''Cuddy:'''
]]\\
'''Cuddy:'''
What would happen if we tried that?
-->'''Detritus:'''
that?\\
'''Detritus:'''
We look in gutter for our heads.
** In ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', Ponder Stibbons had has to come up with an emergency solution to an Airship flight problem. Problem is, [[PointyHairedBoss the senior wizards]] all want to help. To come up with a way to divert their attention, his line of thought went ''what would [[TheChessmaster Lord Vetinari]] do?'' And it works; he suggests they form a committee, and get back to him once they've decided something, which is how Vetinari got rid of people offering their opinions earlier.
** In ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'', Rincewind is stuck (again) and tries to think "what would Lavaeolus [[hottip:*: a [[labelnote:*]]a CaptainErsatz of Odysseus, and possibly a distant ancestor of Rincewind given that the name means, more or less, "rinser of winds"]]do?".winds"[[/labelnote]]do?". And, once he has disposed of the reasonable objection that Lavaeolus would not have been in this situation in the first place, he manages to reason his way to a possible solution.



* In ''HouseOfAnubis'', one scene has Amber asking "What would Victoria Beckham do?"

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* In ''HouseOfAnubis'', ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'', one scene has Amber asking "What would Victoria Beckham do?"



* ''Series/DoctorWho''.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. ''Series/DoctorWho'':



* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':



[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* Common in lay religion. Protestant Christians ask themselves what UsedulNotes/{{Jesus}} would do, Catholics ask themselves what Jesus or the appropriate saint would do, Buddhists ask themselves what Buddha or the appropriate Boddisatva would do, and so on.
** Although it was pointed out by Catholic apologist Jimmy Akin that the inverse question ("Would you want to do X in Jesus' presence?") is slightly irrelevant, as most devout Christians would want to do nothing other than fall on their knees and pray in Jesus' presence.
** The inverse question is also a bit of a moot point, as according to most orthodox Christian doctrine you're ''always'' in Jesus' presence. That's how omniscience and omnipresence work. Feel free to either rejoice or [[FridgeHorror shudder]] at the implications according to your preference.
* In Pastafarianism there's "What Would the Flying Spaghetti Monster Do" (and the less common "What Would a Pirate Do").
[[/folder]]



* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has both Tali and Garrus drawing heavily on their experiences with Shepard, using his/her example to guide themselves in life during the two years [[spoiler: that (s)he's dead.]] Incidentally, by following Shepard's example, Tali decides to [[StuffBlowingUp blow stuff up]], and Garrus builds a [[RagTagBunchOfMisfits team of experts]] and starts [[VigilanteMan shooting bad guys]] on his own. Shepard taught them well.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffact'':
**
''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has both Tali and Garrus drawing heavily on their experiences with Shepard, using his/her example to guide themselves in life during the two years [[spoiler: that (s)he's dead.]] Incidentally, by following Shepard's example, Tali decides to [[StuffBlowingUp blow stuff up]], and Garrus builds a [[RagTagBunchOfMisfits team of experts]] and starts [[VigilanteMan shooting bad guys]] on his own. Shepard taught them well.



* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': [[spoiler:When the Protagonist has to turn himself in so that the villainous politician driving TheConspiracy can be found guilty, the other Thieves imagine Morgana (who they believed to have disappeared with the other world) making fun of them for giving up too easily. This encourages them find a way to save the Protagonist.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': ''VideoGame/Persona5'': [[spoiler:When the Protagonist has to turn himself in so that the villainous politician driving TheConspiracy can be found guilty, the other Thieves imagine Morgana (who they believed to have disappeared with the other world) making fun of them for giving up too easily. This encourages them find a way to save the Protagonist.]]



* Common in lay religion. Protestant Christians ask themselves what UsedulNotes/{{Jesus}} would do, Catholics ask themselves what Jesus or the appropriate saint would do, Buddhists ask themselves what Buddha or the appropriate Boddisatva would do, and so on.
** Although it was pointed out by Catholic apologist Jimmy Akin that the inverse question ("Would you want to do X in Jesus' presence?") is slightly irrelevant, as most devout Christians would want to do nothing other than fall on their knees and pray in Jesus' presence.
** The inverse question is also a bit of a moot point, as according to most orthodox Christian doctrine you're ''always'' in Jesus' presence. That's how omniscience and omnipresence work. Feel free to either rejoice or [[FridgeHorror shudder]] at the implications according to your preference.
* Probably common way of analyzing various conundrums among anyone with a bit of imagination. Pick your favorite idol or fictional character (from published works, or the MarySue of your own FanFic) and ask yourself what she would do.
** The problem there, of course is "What if your favorite character is SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker or TheMaster or someone?"
* There was a canonical movement involving bracelets with the shield, inviting teenagers to ask "What would {{Superman}} do?"
* In Pastafarianism there's "What Would the Flying Spaghetti Monster Do" (and the less common "What Would a Pirate Do").
* Many alleged journalists covering Apple claim that whatever the company is doing is not what {{Creator/Steve Jobs}} would have done. This is especially baseless because {{Creator/Steve Jobs}} not only groomed his successors specifically for their current positions but also [[http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-25/apple-s-jobs-told-successor-cook-not-to-ask-what-would-steve-do-tech.html specifically instructed them not to waste time wondering what he would do]].

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* Common in lay religion. Protestant Christians ask themselves what UsedulNotes/{{Jesus}} would do, Catholics ask themselves what Jesus or the appropriate saint would do, Buddhists ask themselves what Buddha or the appropriate Boddisatva would do, and so on.
** Although it was pointed out by Catholic apologist Jimmy Akin that the inverse question ("Would you want to do X in Jesus' presence?") is slightly irrelevant, as most devout Christians would want to do nothing other than fall on their knees and pray in Jesus' presence.
** The inverse question is also a bit of a moot point, as according to most orthodox Christian doctrine you're ''always'' in Jesus' presence. That's how omniscience and omnipresence work. Feel free to either rejoice or [[FridgeHorror shudder]] at the implications according to your preference.
* Probably common way of analyzing various conundrums among anyone with a bit of imagination. Pick your favorite idol or fictional character (from published works, or the MarySue of your own FanFic) and ask yourself what she would do.
**
do. The problem there, of course is "What if your favorite character is SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker or TheMaster or someone?"
* There was a canonical movement involving bracelets with the shield, inviting teenagers to ask "What would {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} do?"
* In Pastafarianism there's "What Would the Flying Spaghetti Monster Do" (and the less common "What Would a Pirate Do").
* Many alleged journalists covering Apple claim that whatever the company is doing is not what {{Creator/Steve Jobs}} Creator/SteveJobs would have done. This is especially baseless because {{Creator/Steve Jobs}} Steve Jobs not only groomed his successors specifically for their current positions but also [[http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-25/apple-s-jobs-told-successor-cook-not-to-ask-what-would-steve-do-tech.html specifically instructed them not to waste time wondering what he would do]].



'''Eda:''' ''**Holding up her Glock 17L by its holster**'' Isn't it obvious? This guy here.\\
'''Revy:''' You're full of shit. I mean he was Jewish, right? Of course he'd have an Israeli made gun.\\

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'''Eda:''' ''**Holding ''[holding up her Glock 17L by its holster**'' holster]'' Isn't it obvious? This guy here.\\
'''Revy:''' You're full of shit. I mean he was Jewish, right? Of course he'd have an Israeli made Israeli-made gun.\\



-->'''[[TokenMiniMoe Yachiru's]] advice''': "Cut with your instinct!"
-->'''Kenpachi''': "I tried that already."
-->'''[[BaldOfAwesome Ikkaku's]] advice''': "You could try that "see with your mind's eye"-thing."
-->'''Kenpachi''': "If I could do something like that, I wouldn't need you to tell me about it, stupid!"
-->'''[[AgentPeacock Yumichika's]] advice''': "If it was me, I'd probably... give up... in a beautiful way!"
-->'''Kenpachi''': "Go die."

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-->'''[[TokenMiniMoe Yachiru's]] advice''': "Cut advice:''' Cut with your instinct!"
-->'''Kenpachi''': "I
instinct!\\
'''Kenpachi:''' I
tried that already."
-->'''[[BaldOfAwesome
\\
'''[[BaldOfAwesome
Ikkaku's]] advice''': "You advice:''' You could try that "see with your mind's eye"-thing."
-->'''Kenpachi''': "If
\\
'''Kenpachi:''' If
I could do something like that, I wouldn't need you to tell me about it, stupid!"
-->'''[[AgentPeacock
stupid!\\
'''[[AgentPeacock
Yumichika's]] advice''': "If advice:''' If it was me, I'd probably... give up... in a beautiful way!"
-->'''Kenpachi''': "Go
way!\\
'''Kenpachi:''' Go
die."



* From issue #1 of the ''RogerRabbit'' comic book, when Roger thinks his new neighbor, [[WickedWeasel who's a weasel]], is out to get him:

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* From issue #1 of the ''RogerRabbit'' ''Roger Rabbit'' comic book, when Roger thinks his new neighbor, [[WickedWeasel who's a weasel]], is out to get him:



''[An hour later...]''\\

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''[An ''[an hour later...]''\\



* While it's debatable whether he was being serious or not, ComicBook/TheQuestion once asked himself, "[[MythologyGag What would]] [[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]] do?" (Kill anyone who annoyed him, duh.) There ''is'' an issue where the Question decides to take the Rorschach approach to crime fighting. He concludes that the Rorschach approach ''sucks.''



* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':
** Episode 38 has Jean-Claude Magnum, who is a member of the "Church"-whose-name-shall-not-be-typed who tries to kidnap Mai after she beats him in a card game. This ends with Mai dangling from a flagpole with Magnum crying "She's going to fall to her untimely death! What would L. Ron Hubbard do?"
** Much earlier Yugi asks Mokuba what his brother would say about him stealing things. He has to amend this to what he would ay "if he wasn't a complete douchebag" after Mokuba imagines that Seto would tell him to steal something from Joey too.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'':
** Parodied and then played straight in Goku's fight with Frieza.
--->'''Goku:''' What would Yamcha do? \\
''[clip of Yamcha dying]''\\
'''Goku:''' Um, um, what would Tien do?\\
''[uses [[BlindedByTheLight Solar Flare]]]''
** Gohan at one point tries to consider what his father would do. Cut to a clip of Goku:
--->'''Goku:''' [[ParentalNeglect Bye, son!]]\\
'''Gohan:''' I think I have some issues.
* In one episode of ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'', everyone, even the villain, starts asking, "What would DJ 3-Pones do?", followed by a second-long or so ImagineSpot of her telling what she would do. Her advice starts relatively reasonable before turning into non-sequiturs (telling a dying Celestia "Be sure to eat your fruits and vegetables!") and she eventually talks to Shining Armor directly.



[[folder:Theatre]]

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[[folder:Theatre]][[folder:Theater]]



--> '''Rochelle''': Ask yourself, what would Keith do?
--> '''Ellis''': Oh! That reminds me of the time Keith--
--> '''Coach''': Girl, what are you doing?
--> '''Rochelle''': I-I wasn't thinking!
--> '''Coach''': * sigh* Look. Let your guard down for a minute and we all pay the price.

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--> '''Rochelle''': -->'''Rochelle:''' Ask yourself, what would Keith do?
--> '''Ellis''':
do?\\
'''Ellis:'''
Oh! That reminds me of the time Keith--
--> '''Coach''':
Keith--\\
'''Coach:'''
Girl, what are you doing?
--> '''Rochelle''':
doing?\\
'''Rochelle:'''
I-I wasn't thinking!
--> '''Coach''': * sigh*
thinking!\\
'''Coach:''' ''[sigh]''
Look. Let your guard down for a minute and we all pay the price.



[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' cartoon "A Dumpy Tale", Coach Z tries to insert characters called "The Dancing Brothers" into Strong Sad's story unsuccessfully. Later, when he (falsely) believes he's killed Strong Sad, he starts to panic and wonders what the Dancing Brothers would do. After thinking for a moment, he does exactly what the Dancing Brothers would do: sing a cheerful song and dance away from the scene.
[[/folder]]



* ''In Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' Durkon is left to reflect "What would Thor do?" when alone and energy-drained. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0073.html What Thor would do]] isn't generally applicable to mortals.
** In the coloring book Rich put out, one of the answers to the puzzles is Thor's answer: [[spoiler: I don't know what I would do either.]]

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* ''In Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
**
Durkon is left to reflect "What would Thor do?" when alone and energy-drained. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0073.html What Thor would do]] isn't generally applicable to mortals.
**
mortals. In the coloring book Rich put out, one of the answers to the puzzles is Thor's answer: [[spoiler: I [[spoiler:I don't know what I would do either.]]



* A recurring joke in one ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' storyline has various characters asking "[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20090404.html What]] [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20090411.html Would]] [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20090418.html Schlock]] [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20090425.html Do]][[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20090722.html ?]]".
** And the final payoff (probably), [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-11-10 here]].

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* A recurring joke in one ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' storyline has various characters asking "[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20090404.html What]] [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20090411.html Would]] [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20090418.html Schlock]] [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20090425.html Do]][[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20090722.html ?]]".
**
?]]". And the final payoff (probably), [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-11-10 here]].



-->'''Reginald:''' How long has ''this'' been in the fridge? Should I eat it? I wonder what Beartato would say."
-->'''[[ImagineSpot Imaginary Beartato holding a gun:]]''' Give me the diamonds!
-->'''Reginald:''' ''''NEVER''''

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-->'''Reginald:''' How long has ''this'' been in the fridge? Should I eat it? I wonder what Beartato would say."
-->'''[[ImagineSpot
\\
'''[[ImagineSpot
Imaginary Beartato holding a gun:]]''' Give me the diamonds!
-->'''Reginald:'''
diamonds!\\
'''Reginald:'''
''''NEVER''''



* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' episode 38 has Jean-Claude Magnum, who is a [[strike: idiotic Scientologist]] member of the "Church"-whose-name-shall-not-be-typed who tries to kidnap Mai after she beats him in a card game. This ends with Mai dangling from a flagpole with Magnum crying "She's going to fall to her untimely death! What would L. Ron Hubbard do?"
** Much earlier Yugi asks Mokuba what his brother would say about him stealing things. He has to amend this to what he would ay "if he wasn't a complete douchebag" after Mokuba imagines that Seto would tell him to steal something from Joey too.



* In the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' cartoon "A Dumpy Tale", Coach Z tries to insert characters called "The Dancing Brothers" into Strong Sad's story unsuccessfully. Later, when he (falsely) believes he's killed Strong Sad, he starts to panic and wonders what the Dancing Brothers would do. After thinking for a moment, he does exactly what the Dancing Brothers would do: sing a cheerful song and dance away from the scene.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'':
** Parodied and then played straight in Goku's fight with Frieza.
--->'''Goku:''' What would Yamcha do? \\
''(Clip of Yamcha dying)''\\
'''Goku:''' Um, um, what would Tien do?\\
''(uses [[BlindedByTheLight Solar Flare]])''
** Gohan at one point tries to consider what his father would do. Cut to a clip of Goku:
--->'''Goku:''' [[ParentalNeglect Bye, son!]]\\
'''Gohan:''' I think I have some issues.
* In one episode of ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'', everyone, even the villain, starts asking, "What would DJ 3-Pones do?", followed by a second-long or so ImagineSpot of her telling what she would do. Her advice starts relatively reasonable before turning into non-sequiturs (telling a dying Celestia "Be sure to eat your fruits and vegetables!") and she eventually talks to Shining Armor directly.
* Fred "Slacktivist" Clark's ''Literature/LeftBehind'' takedowns is built around a similar construction applied to the character of Rayford Steele. Given that Captain Steele can most politely be described as a JerkAss, the advice he gives is, of course, [[http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2013/08/09/nra-what-would-rayford-do-do-the-opposite/ "What Would Rayford Do? (Do the opposite)"]].

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* In the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' cartoon "A Dumpy Tale", Coach Z tries to insert characters called "The Dancing Brothers" into Strong Sad's story unsuccessfully. Later, when he (falsely) believes he's killed Strong Sad, he starts to panic and wonders what the Dancing Brothers would do. After thinking for a moment, he does exactly what the Dancing Brothers would do: sing a cheerful song and dance away from the scene.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'':
** Parodied and then played straight in Goku's fight with Frieza.
--->'''Goku:''' What would Yamcha do? \\
''(Clip of Yamcha dying)''\\
'''Goku:''' Um, um, what would Tien do?\\
''(uses [[BlindedByTheLight Solar Flare]])''
** Gohan at one point tries to consider what his father would do. Cut to a clip of Goku:
--->'''Goku:''' [[ParentalNeglect Bye, son!]]\\
'''Gohan:''' I think I have some issues.
* In one episode of ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'', everyone, even the villain, starts asking, "What would DJ 3-Pones do?", followed by a second-long or so ImagineSpot of her telling what she would do. Her advice starts relatively reasonable before turning into non-sequiturs (telling a dying Celestia "Be sure to eat your fruits and vegetables!") and she eventually talks to Shining Armor directly.
* Fred "Slacktivist" Clark's ''Literature/LeftBehind'' takedowns is built around a similar construction applied to the character of Rayford Steele. Given that Captain Steele can most politely be described as a JerkAss, {{Jerkass}}, the advice he gives is, of course, [[http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2013/08/09/nra-what-would-rayford-do-do-the-opposite/ "What Would Rayford Do? (Do the opposite)"]].


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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E12DiscordantHarmony Discordant Harmony]]", Discord is starting to fade away from acting too "normal" rather than his usual chaotic self. This forces Fluttershy, in order to save him, to start pondering "What would Discord do?" and act accordingly.
11th Jun '17 8:20:45 PM nombretomado
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* In one of the breather episodes of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'', Gabrielle is thrown into a prison cell by Joxer to protect her from Joxer's evil brother Jet. Gabrielle tries to think of a way out and asks herself "What would Xena do?" She then suddenly has a revelation, picks up a round plate, and tosses the round plate at the cell door Xena-style...only for the plate to ricochet off the prison cell door and hit Gabrielle square in the face, knocking her out.

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* In one of the breather episodes of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'', ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', Gabrielle is thrown into a prison cell by Joxer to protect her from Joxer's evil brother Jet. Gabrielle tries to think of a way out and asks herself "What would Xena do?" She then suddenly has a revelation, picks up a round plate, and tosses the round plate at the cell door Xena-style...only for the plate to ricochet off the prison cell door and hit Gabrielle square in the face, knocking her out.
6th Jun '17 3:47:29 AM JackG
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** In "New Earth", the VillainOfTheWeek Cassandra has just [[GrandTheftMe possessed the Doctor's body]] when the MonsterOfTheWeek bursts into the room. She panics and demands to know what the Doctor would do (the answer of course is [[RunOrDie get the hell out of there]]). She then demonstrates what the Doctor would ''not'' do by shoving his companion out of the way [[ItsAllAboutMe so she can get out of the room first]].

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** In "New Earth", the VillainOfTheWeek Cassandra has just [[GrandTheftMe possessed the Doctor's body]] when the MonsterOfTheWeek bursts into the room. She panics and demands to know what the Doctor would do (the answer of course is [[RunOrDie get the hell out of there]]). She then demonstrates what the Doctor would ''not'' do by shoving his companion out of the way [[ItsAllAboutMe so she can get out of the room escape first]].
6th Jun '17 3:45:43 AM JackG
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** In "The Best of Both Worlds", Picard is captured and assimilated by the Borg. Riker is placed in command. One of the first things he does is walk into the now-his Ready Room, look at the chair and ask "What would you do?" Then walks in Guinan and tells Riker that he has to think for himself now, as the Borg now know all of Picard's tricks.

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** In And then subverted in "The Best of Both Worlds", Worlds". After Picard is captured and assimilated by the Borg. Borg, Riker is placed in command. One of the first things he does is walk into the now-his Ready Room, look at the chair and ask "What would you do?" Then walks in Guinan and tells Riker that he has to think for himself now, as the Borg now know all of Picard's tricks.
6th Jun '17 3:44:15 AM JackG
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** In "The Visitation", Tegan asks "What would The Doctor do?" to start the TARDIS. He pounds his fist on the console and the TARDIS starts up. Later, when the TARDIS is malfunctioning, The Doctor hits it in the same spot.

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** In "The Visitation", Tegan asks "What would The Doctor do?" to start the TARDIS. He She pounds his her fist on the console and the TARDIS starts up. Later, when the TARDIS is malfunctioning, The Doctor [[BrickJoke hits it in the same spot.spot]].
6th Jun '17 3:43:13 AM JackG
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6th Jun '17 3:42:24 AM JackG
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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. (''The Visitation'') Tegan asks "What would The Doctor do?" to start the TARDIS. He pounds his fist on the console and the TARDIS starts up. Later, when the TARDIS is malfunctioning, The Doctor hits it in the same spot.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. (''The Visitation'')
** In "The Visitation",
Tegan asks "What would The Doctor do?" to start the TARDIS. He pounds his fist on the console and the TARDIS starts up. Later, when the TARDIS is malfunctioning, The Doctor hits it in the same spot.spot.
** In "New Earth", the VillainOfTheWeek Cassandra has just [[GrandTheftMe possessed the Doctor's body]] when the MonsterOfTheWeek bursts into the room. She panics and demands to know what the Doctor would do (the answer of course is [[RunOrDie get the hell out of there]]). She then demonstrates what the Doctor would ''not'' do by shoving his companion out of the way [[ItsAllAboutMe so she can get out of the room first]].
21st May '17 9:06:10 AM nombretomado
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* In addition to the semi-serious "What would Harry do?", ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' also has, "What would Zac Efron say at a time like this?"
-->"[[Film/HighSchoolMusical We're aaaaaaall in thiiiiiiis]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship tooooooogether!]]"
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* In addition to the semi-serious "What would Harry do?", ''AVeryPotterMusical'' also has, "What would Zac Efron say at a time like this?"
** "[[Film/HighSchoolMusical We're aaaaaaall in thiiiiiiis]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship tooooooogether!]]"
29th Apr '17 11:48:38 AM nombretomado
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'''TinaFey as SarahPalin''': You know, we're gonna take every aspect of the crisis and look at it and then we're gonna ask ourselves, "What would a maverick do in this situation?" And then, you know, we'll do that!

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'''TinaFey '''Creator/TinaFey as SarahPalin''': UsefulNotes/SarahPalin''': You know, we're gonna take every aspect of the crisis and look at it and then we're gonna ask ourselves, "What would a maverick do in this situation?" And then, you know, we'll do that!
9th Apr '17 12:58:58 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', when they find the trailer of ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist 2: Crucify This'' (a mix of Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist and RushHour) in the house of Mel Gibson, we see that Jesus' car license plate is WWID ([[spoiler: [[DontExplainTheJoke What Would I Do]]]]).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', when they find the trailer of ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist 2: Crucify This'' (a mix of Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist and RushHour) Film/RushHour) in the house of Mel Gibson, we see that Jesus' car license plate is WWID ([[spoiler: [[DontExplainTheJoke What Would I Do]]]]).
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