I Don't Even Know What That Means
A character admits they don't even know what they just said.
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(permanent link) added: 2012-05-04 17:53:55 sponsor: JAF1970 (last reply: 2012-09-08 23:23:14)

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A character admits, usually amusedly, that they don't even know what they just said. Sort of a self-deprecating admission of Insane Troll Logic.

Examples:

  • In the RiffTrax for The Star Wars Holiday Special, there's this exchange.
    Kevin: Hey, they stole the background to Family Affair! Wait until Mr. French finds out.
    Mike: They'll find out why they call him "Mr. French."
    (pause)
    Bill: (laughing) I don't even know what that means!
  • From Red Letter Media's review of The Phantom Menace.
    George Lucas: It's like poetry, it's sort of, they rhyme.
    Plinkett: Yeah, George, that's true, but the only thing poetic is that I was vomiting in stanzas. (beat) I don't even know what that means.

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