You've seen it happen many times before, your friends, or your family, or your co-workers end up getting into an argument that soon starts to escalate into a rather ridiculous fight; you have something you would like to add, but when you ask to say something, in their own fit of peak, they just simply turn to you and shout, "NO!", and resume their argument, without letting you speak your own peace of mind.
Sometimes, there isn't an argument going on, but a rather interesting conversation you'd like to join in on, but still, you're met with a big "NO!" when you ask to contribute to the conversation.
- Happens in both Lethal Weapon 3 and 4, with Leo Getz, who is constantly annoying Riggs and Murtaugh and frequently told to shut up in unison whenever he asks them something or makes a suggestion.
- In The Muppets Take Manhattan, Pete is overwhelmed with the numerous characters in his kitchen, all asking for jobs in his luncheonette.
Pete: Rats want jobs! Frog wants job! What next, penguins?
Penguin: (Enters) Do you have any jobs available?
- The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas: During a confrontation at the casino, between Fred and Chip Rockfeller, a joker keeps interrupting, with his plan to wipe out the entire population of dinosaurs; he is continually brushed off, until finally:
Joker: Hey! Doesn't anybody care about what I'm gonna do to the dinosaurs?!
Everybody in casino: NO!!!
(Joker sadly trudges out)
- In the Everybody Loves Raymond episode "Robert Needs Money", Ray and Debra confront Robert about him using their $1,000 hand-out to go to Las Vegas; two different points in an argument between Ray and Robert, Debra asks to say something... they let her the first time, but the second time?
Debra: Can I say some thing?
Ray: No! Last time you did, it cost me $1,000!
- In an episode of Hogan's Heroes, Hogan and Kinchloe become wrapped up in trying to figure out how to get out of a sticky situation involving Kinch masquerading as an African prince, until LeBeau tries to calm them down by offering them more champaign, only to be met with a no.
- In an episode of M*A*S*H, an argument escalates in Post-Op between Hawkeye and Trapper, and Margaret and Frank; Henry enters to put a stop to the commotion, but when Frank asks to say something, Henry cuts him off with a no.
- In another episode, when the staff is pinned down by sniper fire, Margaret begins to ask Henry to go on record, but before she can even finish her statement, Henry yells, "No!", and leaves the room.