Created By: KZN02 on July 16, 2010 Last Edited By: KZN02 on July 16, 2010
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A Stock Phrase to note one character's preference for something for any situation.

See also Duct Tape for Everything.

Examples:

Film
  • The Big Lebowski
    The Dude: Ah, fuck it.
    The Big Lebowski: Fuck it! Yes! That's your answer. That's your answer for everything!
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinoisaurs
    Mamma Rex: [Roars]
    Sid: Oh, that's your answer to everything. I don't exactly call that communication. I say they're vegetarian, you say "grrr". I say can we talk about it, you say "grrr". That's not what I call communication.
    Mother T-Rex: GRRRRRR!
    Sid: See, that's your answer to everything!
  • Baby (2000)
    John Malone: Is that what this is about, you blame me for what happened? There was nothing we could do!
    Lily Malone: Oh yeah? What was it then? Fate, kismet? Isn't that your answer for everything?

Live-Action TV
  • Friends
    Ross: Well, yeah, I think we should get married!
    Rachel: What? Because that's your answer to everything?
  • Frasier episode "Daphne Hates Sherry"
    Daphne: Sex. That's your answer for everything. It's like you're part rabbit. People ought to rub your feet for luck.
  • Will and Grace episode "Lows in the Mid-Eighties"
    Grace: Mom! This isn't fair!
    Bobbi Adler: Well neither is my cottage cheese ass!
    Grace: Why is that your answer to everything?

Western Animation
  • Ben 10 episode "Truth"
    Ben Tennyson: I don't get it. How come you didn't tell Phil about the Omnitrix?
    Grandpa Max: That's on a need-to-know-basis only Ben, the less people who know the better.
    Gwen Tennyson: Guess that's your answer to everything, isn't it, Grandpa.
  • Clerks. episode 3 with the long name.
Randal Graves: And the lightsaber, you turn it on and it goes yay-high. How does it know when to stop?
Dante Hicks: The Force?
Randal Graves: Man, that's your answer for everything.
  • Hypernauts episode "Battle at Vekara"
    Russell 'Ace' Antonov: We've got to get this ship some firepower!
    Noriko 'Max' Matsuda: Is that your answer for everything? Firepower?
  • The Penguins of Madagascar
    Private: Oh, Rico! Chainsaw's your answer to everything!
  • This exchange from a Halloween special of The Simpsons
    *Maggie has mutated into an alien and Marge takes her to the doctor's*
    Marge: So what's your diagnosis?
    Dr. Hibbert: Fire! And lots of it.
    Marge: *sigh* That's your answer to everything.

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Community Feedback Replies: 6
  • July 15, 2010
    CorporealWolf
    When All You Have Is A Hammer

    We could put examples of this as lampshades in that. Or we already have, I don't know. This doesn't seem needed though.
  • July 16, 2010
    Arivne
    From the wording, this appears to be intended as a Stock Phrase.

    Note: sometimes occurs as "answer for everything.

    From IMDb Quotes for "your answer everything":

    Film
    The Dude: Ah, fuck it.
    The Big Lebowski: Fuck it! Yes! That's your answer. That's your answer for everything!
    Mamma Rex: [Roars]
    Sid: Oh, that's your answer to everything. I don't exactly call that communication. I say they're vegetarian, you say "grrr". I say can we talk about it, you say "grrr". That's not what I call communication.
    Mother T-Rex: GRRRRRR!
    Sid: See, that's your answer to everything!
    • Baby (2000)
    John Malone: Is that what this is about, you blame me for what happened? There was nothing we could do!
    Lily Malone: Oh yeah? What was it then? Fate, kismet? Isn't that your answer for everything?

    Live Action TV
    Ross: Well, yeah, I think we should get married!
    Rachel: What? Because that's your answer to everything?
    • Frasier episode "Daphne Hates Sherry"
    Daphne: Sex. That's your answer for everything. It's like you're part rabbit. People ought to rub your feet for luck.
    Grace: Mom! This isn't fair!
    Bobbi Adler: Well neither is my cottage cheese ass!
    Grace: Why is that your answer to everything?

    Western Animation
    Ben Tennyson: I don't get it. How come you didn't tell Phil about the Omnitrix?
    Grandpa Max: That's on a need-to-know-basis only Ben, the less people who know the better.
    Gwen Tennyson: Guess that's your answer to everything, isn't it, Grandpa.
    • Clerks episode 3 with the long name.
    Randal Graves: And the lightsaber, you turn it on and it goes yay-high. How does it know when to stop?
    Dante Hicks: The Force?
    Randal Graves: Man, that's your answer for everything.
    • Hypernauts episode "Battle at Vekara"
    Russell 'Ace' Antonov: We've got to get this ship some firepower!
    Noriko 'Max' Matsuda: Is that your answer for everything? Firepower?
  • July 16, 2010
    LoopyChew
    Maybe call it "Your Answer For Everything," and some kind soul will include a redirect from "Your Answer To Everything?"
  • July 16, 2010
    Roxor
  • July 16, 2010
    Bisected8
    This exchange from a Halloween special of The Simpsons
    *Maggie has mutated into an alien and Marge takes her to the doctor's*
    Marge: So what's your diagnosis?
    Dr. Hibbert: Fire! And lots of it.
    Marge: *sigh* That's your answer to everything.
  • July 16, 2010
    Endocrom
    Another simpsons example was when a bunch of tv personalities sat around a table to figure out what to do about Kent Brockman's betrayal.
    Dracula: I could Dracula bite him and...
    ???: Oh that's your answer to everything.

    Futurama may have had one with Bender or Clamps, I'm not sure.
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