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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsMagicalMovieNight'': The special "Movie Magic" is plot-wise very close to a ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' episode. The actual line, however, isn't spoken till the next episode, "Mirror Magic", where the girls meet again with the culprit.
-->'''Juniper Montage:'' Ooh! This should be ''my'' night! I would have found a way to be in the film if ''you'' all had stayed out of it! I would have been JustForFun/DaringDo! Everyone would've loved me!
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* ComicBook/TheSimpsons comic book once parodied this trope when Lisa, Bart and Milhouse exposed one of [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Burns]]' plans:
-->'''Burns''': Without you and your dog, I might have succeeded!\\
'''Lisa''': But we don't have any dog!\\
'''Burns''': O, it must be one of mine then (cut to one of his guard hounds growling behind the kids). I would advise you to run...
* ComicBook/TheBoys gives us the Scotland version: "But I woulda got away wi' it, if it hadnae been for ye pesky interferin' wee cunts!"

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* ComicBook/TheSimpsons ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons'' comic book once parodied this trope when Lisa, Bart and Milhouse exposed one of [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Burns]]' plans:
-->'''Burns''': -->'''Burns:''' Without you and your dog, I might have succeeded!\\
'''Lisa''': '''Lisa:''' But we don't have any dog!\\
'''Burns''': O, '''Burns:''' Oh, it must be one of mine then (cut then. ''[cut to one of his guard hounds growling behind the kids). kids]'' I would advise you to run...
* ComicBook/TheBoys ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' gives us the Scotland version: "But I woulda got away wi' it, if it hadnae been for ye pesky interferin' wee cunts!"



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* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':
-->'''Pegasus:''' I can't believe I failed. All I wanted to do was steal an ancient Egyptian artifact, seize control of a billion dollar company, and resurrect my dead wife. And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those meddling--\\
'''Bakura:''' Don't you even ''think'' of making a ''Scooby-Doo'' reference!



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* In the 2002 ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' feature film, you have this variation:
--> '''Velma''': These balloons fill with a highly potent helium synthesis, giving the Luna Ghost his weightless appearance.
--> '''Smithers''': I would've gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling kids and your dumb dog! I'll get you for this!

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* ''Film/ScoobyDoo'':
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In the 2002 ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' feature film, you have this variation:
--> '''Velma''': --->'''Velma:''' These balloons fill with a highly potent helium synthesis, giving the Luna Ghost his weightless appearance.
--> '''Smithers''':
appearance.\\
'''Smithers:'''
I would've gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling kids and your dumb dog! I'll get you for this!



-->'''[[spoiler:Scrappy-Doo]]''': I would've gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling sons of ––(''[[CurseCutShort Chopper door slams shut]]'')
* In the 2004 sequel ''Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed'', the real identity of the Evil Masked Figure [[spoiler:Dr. Jonathan Jacobo]] says it.
--->'''[[spoiler:Dr. Jonathan Jacobo]]''': I would've gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those meddling punks and their dumb dog!

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-->'''[[spoiler:Scrappy-Doo]]''': --->'''[[spoiler:Scrappy-Doo]]''': I would've gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling sons of ––(''[[CurseCutShort Chopper of–– ''[[[CurseCutShort chopper door slams shut]]'')
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shut]]]''
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In the 2004 sequel ''Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed'', the real identity of the Evil Masked Figure [[spoiler:Dr. Jonathan Jacobo]] says it.
--->'''[[spoiler:Dr. Jonathan Jacobo]]''': Jacobo]]:''' I would've gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those meddling punks and their dumb dog!



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* Happens often on ''Series/TheMonkees''.

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* %%* Happens often on ''Series/TheMonkees''.



--> '''Hugh:''' "And the janitor would've got away with it, too, if it hadn't been for ''the photographs'' he'd taken of those ''pesky kids''!"

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--> '''Hugh:''' "And And the janitor would've got away with it, too, if it hadn't been for ''the photographs'' he'd taken of those ''pesky kids''!"kids''!



* ''TabletopGame/MeddlingKids'' is the title of a RPG loosely based on Franchise/ScoobyDoo and its kin.

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* ''TabletopGame/MeddlingKids'' is the title of a RPG loosely based on Franchise/ScoobyDoo ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' and its kin.



-->'''Dr. Gilman''': Little bastards.

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-->'''Dr. Gilman''': Gilman:''' Little bastards.



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* From ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'':
-->'''Ganondorf:''' The great Evil King Ganondorf, beaten by this kid?!

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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From ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'':
-->'''Ganondorf:''' --->'''Ganondorf:''' The great Evil King Ganondorf, beaten by this kid?!



-->'''Cheshire Cat:''' We would've gotten away with it too, if not for those meddlesome...
-->'''Black Diamond:''' Oh, put a sock in it!
* One of the things Hazama is known to chide Makoto over during ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift Continuum Shift]]'' is how she "puts her nose where it doesn't belong". The big problem with this statement is that they're both NOL Intelligence officers (he's her CO, at that), meaning that he's lecturing her over doing ''the very thing she is being paid for''. Given how little Intelligence work he does (onscreen, anyway), he's in no position to tell her what she should or shouldn't be doing, so it's safe to say that if he ever brings this up, things are going to turn violent right now.

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-->'''Cheshire Cat:''' We would've gotten away with it too, if not for those meddlesome...
-->'''Black
meddlesome...\\
'''Black
Diamond:''' Oh, put a sock in it!
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'':
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One of the things Hazama is known to chide Makoto over during ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift Continuum Shift]]'' is how she "puts her nose where it doesn't belong". The big problem with this statement is that they're both NOL Intelligence officers (he's her CO, at that), meaning that he's lecturing her over doing ''the very thing she is being paid for''. Given how little Intelligence work he does (onscreen, anyway), he's in no position to tell her what she should or shouldn't be doing, so it's safe to say that if he ever brings this up, things are going to turn violent right now.



---> [[spoiler:"Honestly, though... I never expected YOU to turn out to be the proverbial squirrel in the ointment. Am I supposed to accept that this is another result of the continuum shift? I can't believe it's affecting the timeline like this... [...] Might as well ask for a pony, too, so long as you're wishing for unlikely things. Thanks to your flittering around doing as you please, [[SpannerInTheWorks my plans have gone fair-to-middling FUBAR!]] You're really starting to grate upon my nerves -- [[SincerityMode sorry, but it's true.]] Relius was going to take care of you, but ''shit''... I just don't think I can '''WAIT''' that long..."]]
* Spouted by [[spoiler:the Phantom Blot]] when you beat him in ''VideoGame/RakenzarnTales''.

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---> [[spoiler:"Honestly, --->'''Hazama:''' [[spoiler:Honestly, though... I never expected YOU to turn out to be the proverbial squirrel in the ointment. Am I supposed to accept that this is another result of the continuum shift? I can't believe it's affecting the timeline like this... [...] Might as well ask for a pony, too, so long as you're wishing for unlikely things. Thanks to your flittering around doing as you please, [[SpannerInTheWorks my plans have gone fair-to-middling FUBAR!]] You're really starting to grate upon my nerves -- [[SincerityMode sorry, but it's true.]] Relius was going to take care of you, but ''shit''... I just don't think I can '''WAIT''' that long..."]]
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Spouted by [[spoiler:the Phantom Blot]] when you beat him in ''VideoGame/RakenzarnTales''.



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* Parodied in the [[AprilFoolsPlot April Fool's Episode]] of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. ItMakesSenseInContext:
-->'''Grif:''' What the hell?! You just killed Simmons' ghost!\\
'''Donut:''' Wrong! That wasn't Simmons! It was Old Man Caboose!\\
'''Caboose:''' That's right! It's me. Caboose!\\
'''Omega (through Caboose):''' And I would have gotten away with it too! If it wasn't for you meddling kids!
* ''WebAnimation/NekoSugarGirls'' uses a variant:
-->'''Kidnapper''': I would have had my way with him if not for those meddling [[GratuitousJapanese kodomos]]!
* A ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'' spoof of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' has Captain America and his allies plan to foil HYDRA's scheme by tying up Alexander Pierce, then having Cap disguise as him and address the HYDRA moles. After they complete the first part offscreen, Pierce bellows the following:
-->'''Pierce:''' And I would've gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you sneaky kids and your disguise-o-mesh!
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* Parodied in the [[AprilFoolsPlot April Fool's Episode]] of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. ItMakesSenseInContext:
-->'''Grif:''' What the hell?! You just killed Simmons' ghost!\\
'''Donut:''' Wrong! That wasn't Simmons! It was Old Man Caboose!\\
'''Caboose:''' That's right! It's me. Caboose!\\
'''Omega (through Caboose):''' And I would have gotten away with it too! If it wasn't for you meddling kids!

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* Parodied in the [[AprilFoolsPlot April Fool's Episode]] of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. ItMakesSenseInContext:
-->'''Grif:''' What the hell?! You just killed Simmons' ghost!\\
'''Donut:''' Wrong! That wasn't Simmons! It was Old Man Caboose!\\
'''Caboose:''' That's right! It's me. Caboose!\\
'''Omega (through Caboose):''' And I would have gotten away with it too! If it wasn't for you meddling kids!
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* ''WebAnimation/NekoSugarGirls'' uses a variant:
-->'''Kidnapper''': I would have had my way with him if not for those meddling [[GratuitousJapanese kodomos]]!
* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':
-->'''Pegasus''': I can't believe I failed. All I wanted to do was steal an ancient Egyptian artifact, seize control of a billion dollar company, and resurrect my dead wife. And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those meddling—
-->'''Bakura''': Don't you even ''think'' of making a Scooby-Doo reference!



* A ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'' spoof of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' has Captain America and his allies plan to foil HYDRA's scheme by tying up Alexander Pierce, then having Cap disguise as him and address the HYDRA moles. After they complete the first part offscreen, Pierce bellows the following:
-->'''Pierce:''' And I would've gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you sneaky kids and your disguise-o-mesh!



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--> '''"Monster"''': That is until you...
--> '''Sheriff''': ''Meddling''.
--> '''"Monster"''': Meddling, yes, meddling kids, and your blasted dog ruined everything!

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--> '''"Monster"''': --->'''"Monster":''' That is until you...
--> '''Sheriff''': ''Meddling''.
--> '''"Monster"''':
you...\\
'''Sheriff:''' ''Meddling''.\\
'''"Monster":'''
Meddling, yes, meddling kids, and your blasted dog ruined everything!



-->'''Old Man Backoff''': I would've gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for-
-->'''Harvey''': "These meddling kids..."
-->'''Old Man Backoff''': No, the damn cotton market!
* A ShoutOut appears in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' episode 'I Loathe a Parade' when an obnoxiously overenthusiastic mascot collapses at Daria's feet because he can't breathe through his lion costume and Daria charitably pulls the head off.
-->'''Mr O'Neill:''' Oh.. hello... where am I?
-->'''Daria:''' I can't believe it, it's Mr O'Neill!
-->'''Tom:''' And he would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for us meddling kids!
* Averted in the 100th episode of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', (in a Franchise/ScoobyDoo parody, no less) when the number 100's dubious plan is foiled.
-->"And I would have succeeded, too, if it weren't for the fact that I failed."

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-->'''Old Man Backoff''': Backoff:''' I would've gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for-
-->'''Harvey''':
for--\\
'''Harvey''':
"These meddling kids..."
-->'''Old
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'''Old
Man Backoff''': No, the damn cotton market!
* A ShoutOut appears in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' episode 'I "I Loathe a Parade' Parade" when an obnoxiously overenthusiastic mascot collapses at Daria's feet because he can't breathe through his lion costume and Daria charitably pulls the head off.
-->'''Mr O'Neill:''' Oh.. hello... where am I?
-->'''Daria:'''
I?\\
'''Daria:'''
I can't believe it, it's Mr O'Neill!
-->'''Tom:'''
O'Neill!\\
'''Tom:'''
And he would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for us meddling kids!
* Averted in the 100th episode of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', (in a Franchise/ScoobyDoo ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' parody, no less) when the number 100's dubious plan is foiled.
-->"And -->'''Number 100:''' And I would have succeeded, too, if it weren't for the fact that I failed."



-->'''Animo''': CURSE YOU, Tennyson! Curse you and your meddling way!
-->'''Ben''' (to Rook): I told you he talked like that!

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-->'''Animo''': -->'''Animo:''' CURSE YOU, Tennyson! Curse you and your meddling way!
-->'''Ben''' (to Rook):
way!\\
'''Ben:''' ''[to Rook]''
I told you he talked like that!



-->'''Tesh''': And I would've gotten away with it too, if it hadn't been for your meddling sportscasters.

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-->'''Tesh''': -->'''Tesh:''' And I would've gotten away with it too, if it hadn't been for your meddling sportscasters.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'':



-->'''[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Megavolt]]''': At last! I'll be rid of those meddling kids and their nosey dog! [[BreakingTheFourthWall Whoa! Wrong cartoon.]]

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-->'''[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Megavolt]]''': Megavolt]]:''' At last! I'll be rid of those meddling kids and their nosey dog! [[BreakingTheFourthWall Whoa! Wrong cartoon.]]



28th Feb '18 10:41:45 AM iAFXI
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Here is a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbXxgQLlF08 compilation]] with a lot of examples.
25th Feb '18 9:27:44 AM LadyNorbert
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* In ''[[http://jeconais.fanficauthors.net/This_Means_War/10c__Werewolves_Goblins_and_Dragons_Oh_My_Part_3_of_3/ This Means War]]'' the warden of Azkaban is accused of taking bribes in exchange for releasing certain Death Eaters.

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* In ''[[http://jeconais.fanficauthors.net/This_Means_War/10c__Werewolves_Goblins_and_Dragons_Oh_My_Part_3_of_3/ This Means War]]'' War]],'' the warden of Azkaban is accused of taking bribes in exchange for releasing certain Death Eaters.



* Invoked by a very amused [[Franchise/DragonAge Varric]] in the first installment of ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'', when Evvy uncovers some secretive wrongdoing. "And they would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for that meddling art teacher."



* Said almost verbatim by the obnoxious aristocrat Ashton in the ''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Suite Life on Deck]]'' episode "Kidney of the Sea" when London's dog Ivana literally sniffs out the evidence that he had attempt to frame Zack for grand theft.

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* Said almost verbatim by the obnoxious aristocrat Ashton in the ''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Suite Life on Deck]]'' episode "Kidney of the Sea" Sea," when London's dog Ivana literally sniffs out the evidence that he had attempt attempted to frame Zack for grand theft.



--> '''Hugh:''' "And the janitor would've got away with it too if it hadn't been for ''the photographs'' he't taken of those ''pesky kids''!"

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--> '''Hugh:''' "And the janitor would've got away with it too it, too, if it hadn't been for ''the photographs'' he't he'd taken of those ''pesky kids''!"
15th Dec '17 6:32:03 AM thecarolinabull01
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' TheMovie ends like this when the villain Scheck gets arrested for illegal demolition and says "And I would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for that meddling football head, that kid with all the hair, and that brat with the one eyebrow."

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' TheMovie ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheMovie The Movie]]'' ends like this when the villain Scheck gets arrested for illegal demolition and says "And I would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for that meddling football head, that kid with all the weird stack of hair, and that brat with the one eyebrow."
24th Nov '17 11:23:00 AM Dontfollowmeman
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* Hugh Dennis puts a spin on it for ''Series/MockTheWeek'' final round [[https://youtu.be/JXH3EhykK6o?t=2m9s Scenes We'd Like To See]].
--> '''Hugh:''' "And the janitor would've got away with it too if it hadn't been for ''the photographs'' he't taken of those ''pesky kids''!"
11th Nov '17 5:11:03 AM jormis29
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-->'''Dr. Gilman''': Little bastards.\\

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-->'''Dr. Gilman''': Little bastards.\\
11th Nov '17 5:10:38 AM jormis29
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* The now defunct CollectibleCardGame ''Hecatomb'' had a card named after this trope that would drain the mana of opponents.

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* The now defunct CollectibleCardGame ''Hecatomb'' 'TabletopGame/{{Hecatomb}}'' had a card named after this trope that would drain the mana of opponents.
28th Oct '17 6:57:03 PM jormis29
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* Klarion (bum bum BUM!) the Witch Boy inverted this in an issue of ''Comicbook/YoungJustice''. "I would've got away with it if it wasn't for you meddling grown-ups." Which is even cooler if you realize the grown-ups in question were [[FreakyFriday kids in grown-up bodies]].

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* [[ComicBook/KlarionTheWitchBoy Klarion (bum bum BUM!) the Witch Boy Boy]] inverted this in an issue of ''Comicbook/YoungJustice''. "I would've got away with it if it wasn't for you meddling grown-ups." Which is even cooler if you realize the grown-ups in question were [[FreakyFriday kids in grown-up bodies]].
28th Sep '17 8:31:06 AM TwobitMulder
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* "Meddling Kids" by Edgar Cantero is an homage to the whole concept and the trope namers. The meddling kids are now in their mid twenties and return to the lakeside community where they unmasked their last monster as teenagers only to end up confronting real Lovecraftian horrors.
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