Created By: MCE on March 21, 2010
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You can see that, right?

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You've come across something bizarre and inexplicable, your not even sure its real. The solution? Ask the guy standing next to you "You can see that, right?" Usually the second person confirms what you are seeing, weather it be a monster or a rip in space time. Variations include "Is any body else seeing this?" and "Did you hear that?"

Distinct from Pinch Me in that it usually is very real.

Update: Second type of this trope is where the second guy says: No, I don't see (exact description of event) and if you know what's good for you, neither do you.

Possible redirects: 'You saw that, right?' and 'Tell me you just saw trope'

Rolling Updates in progress.

Examples:
  • Raising Arizona: "What is he?" "You see him too?"
  • Happens with Dr. Spaceman, the resident Back-Alley Doctor of 30Rock with Tracy's son. "Am I the only one who sees a little black kid sitting in the corner?"
  • Cars: as Lightning McQueen tears up the road, Filmore the blissed-out VW bus asks, "I'm not the only one seeing this, right?"
  • Just Shoot Me!, "Dog Day Afternooon":
    Dennis: Is that a dog?
    Nina: Oh, thank God! You see it too.
  • X-men evolution: Kitty makes the x-jet fly though a mountain
    pilot one: Did you see that?
    pilot two: No, and neither did you.
  • In The Light Fantastic:
    Shaman: You didn't just see two men go through upside down on a broomstick, shouting and screaming at each other, did you?
    Boy: Certainly not.
    Shaman: Thank goodness for that. Neither did I.
  • Charlie the unicorn 2:
    Charlie: Okay, what is that?... Seriously, you guys see that thing, right? Guys, I'm getting really freaked out here.
  • can't remember the details but there was a Secret Avengers story where they were facing an army of Skrulls or something, and Spidey says something like "Is everyone else seeing this? 'Cause if you're not, that'd be great."
  • In Class Act, Joanna Lumley's character is driving a forklift toward a religious group meeting. Detective Inspector Latham asks a constable what the hell that is, the constable describes the scene quite succinctly and Latham replies "I am so glad you can see it too."
  • * Narnia book and film, numerous times with Aslan apparently playing hide and seek with the characters to gauge their level of commitment.
    Lucy: You saw him too, didn't you?
    Trumpkin: Do you see him... now?

Community Feedback Replies: 16
  • March 17, 2010
    ParadiscaCorbasi
    • I agree this is a trope. I just can't call any examples to mind at the moment.
  • March 17, 2010
    GoatBoy
    Raising Arizona: "What is he?" "You see him too?"
  • March 17, 2010
    Unknown Troper
    Or a variation on it is the second guy says: No, I don't see (exact description of event) and if you know what's good for you, neither do you.
  • March 17, 2010
    Unknown Troper
  • March 18, 2010
    MCE
    Good responses so far. I think that a third variation of this trope would someone sighing in relief when other people point out what they have seen, confirming that they are not crazy.
  • March 18, 2010
    Maxmordon
    Happens with Dr. Spaceman, the resident Back Alley Doctor of 30Rock with Tracy's son. "Am I the only one who sees a little black kid sitting in the corner?"
  • March 19, 2010
    Unknown Troper
    • Cars: as Lightning McQueen tears up the road, Filmore the blissed-out VW bus asks, "I'm not the only one seeing this, right?"
    • Just Shoot Me, "Dog Day Afternooon":
      Dennis: Is that a dog?
      Nina: Oh, thank God! You see it too.
  • March 20, 2010
    RaustBD
    Charle the unicorn 2:

    Charlie: Okay, what is that?... Seriously, you guys see that thing, right? Guys, I'm getting really freaked out here.
  • March 20, 2010
    DaibhidC
    I can't remember the details but there was a Secret Avengers story where they were facing an army of Skrulls or something, and Spidey says something like "Is everyone else seeing this? 'Cause if you're not, that'd be great."
  • March 20, 2010
    superluser
    In The Light Fantastic:
    Shaman: You didn't just see two men go through upside down on a broomstick, shouting and screaming at each other, did you?
    Boy: Certainly not.
    Shaman: Thank goodness for that. Neither did I.

    I think there may be another variation where someone says something like "Did someone slip me some drugs? Because I just saw..."
  • March 21, 2010
    Michael
    In Class Act, Joanna Lumley's character is driving a forklift toward a religious group meeting. Detective Inspector Latham asks a constable what the hell that is, the constable describes the scene quite succinctly and Latham replies "I am so glad you can see it too."
  • March 21, 2010
    berr
    • Narnia book and film, numerous times with Aslan apparently playing hide and seek with the characters to gauge their level of commitment.
      Lucy: You saw him too, didn't you?
      Trumpkin: Do you see him... now?
  • March 21, 2010
    MCE
    Thanks everyone, hope to launch this by the end of the the day.
  • March 21, 2010
    berr
    Possible alternate (easier to make a wiki word) title: Did You See That Too?
  • March 21, 2010
    MCE
    Launching on Monday
  • March 21, 2010
    somerandomdude
    See also By The Eyes Of The Blind, which this is usually said in response too.

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