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* The Nickelodeon show "All That" had a sketch called "Vital Information for your Everyday Life" that was built around this trope, amongst other things. Some kernels of Vital Information include:
** "When it rains it pours. When it's snows it's cold!"
** "If your dog sniffs you, it wants to get to know you. If your friend sniffs you, you've got a weird friend."
** "If you accidentally flush your friend down the toilet... you either have a huge toilet or a really tiny friend!"
* In a video from ''AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'', a kid discovers he was born on his birthday and tells his mom.
* ''TheAquabatsSuperShow'': [="ManAnt!"=]:
-->'''[=ManAnt=]:''' Crash [=McLarson=], we meet again!\\
'''Crash:''' You're tiny!\\
''([=ManAnt=]'s henchmen gasp)''\\
'''[=ManAnt=]:''' ''You're'' tiny, Captain Obvious!
* Boomer from ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Classic}}'' sometimes loves to state the obvious.
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' ("Daybreak") after Cavil's forces realise [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Boomer has taken Hera back to the Colonials]].
-->'''Cavil:''' Time for us to go on the offensive.
-->'''Simon:''' We must be cautious. Too much force could risk killing the child.
-->'''Cavil:''' Really? You think? Please continue stating the perfectly obvious; it fills me with confidence.
* The editors of ''Series/BigBrother'' tend to be this for the audience. In just about every episode, they will show recaps of previous episodes right before the titles. Then, ''after'' the titles, they will show the scene again, accompanied by a Diary Room excerpt of one of the Houseguests explaining ''what we just saw and are seeing again''.
** A Houseguest in danger of being voted out will try to convince the others to keep them by saying "I don't want to go home."
* In "Series/BreakingBad", the phone rings. Walt's voice says, "Skyler, it's me." Skyler announces, "It's him!"
* Subverted and lampshaded often, severely, and, on occasion, simultaneously on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', the best example likely being when Spike is nearly tearing his hair out by the unbleached roots telling the Scoobies over and over that the HellGoddess Glory just turned into Joyce's caregiver Ben. They miss the point every time.
** Darn that memory spell... What makes the situation funnier is that the other Scoobies (save for the comatose Buffy) actually get it near the end of the first go-around with a little help from Spike:
--->'''Willow:''' So... Ben and Glory... a-are actually the same person?\\
'''Xander:''' Glory can turn into Ben, and Ben turns back into Glory.\\
'''Anya:''' And anyone who sees it instantly forgets.\\
[About a half a minute later]\\
'''Giles:''' Excellent. Now. Do we suspect there may be some kind of connection between Ben and Glory?
** It kind of makes you wonder how many times he tried to get them to figure it out if he considered bitch-slapping Xander upside the head worth the pain.
*** He's pretty close to thinking that most of the time anyway.
** Every so often, Oz dips into this, as part of his DeadpanSnarker routine.
-->'''Oz''': Our lives are different than other people's.
** When Xander is split in two: "If Xander kills himself, he'll die!". ItMakesSenseInContext.
*** Actually "if Xander kills himself, he's dead", which could also be taken as a rather empty threat.
** Faith shoots a guy through the heart with a bow and arrow:
-->'''Vampire minion:''' You killed him!
-->'''Faith:''' [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall What are you, the narrator?]]
* Played for laughs in ''CNNNN'', in Charles Firth's report on teenage drug use. At one point he holds up a human brain to the camera and says "This is the brain from a kid who took drugs. Guess what happened to him? He’s now dead. Our investigation shows that every single drug user who’s had their brain removed is now dead."
* In the ''Series/CornerGas'' episode "Full Load," Davis pulls Hank over for having a broken taillight. He says he'll follow as Hank drives his truck to the police station to be impounded. Hank agrees, but says, "Hey. Don't rear-end me. My taillight's broke."
* In ''Series/{{CSI}}'', upon finding a severed head in the trunk of a car, Grissom delivered a particularly [[PungeonMaster groan-worthy]] [[QuipToBlack one-liner]]:
-->"[...] six to eight hours ago, somebody lost his head. And then... somebody lost his head."
** In one episode, they find a mutilated corpse. After someone else says "someone wanted her ugly", Grissom one-ups with "Ugly and dead".
* Attending to a stabbing victim, an [=EMT=] on ''Series/CSIMiami'' checked her blood pressure, then told his co-worker that the woman was hypotensive. Not ''how'' low her BP had fallen, just that it was lower than normal: something that would be self-evident from how she'd been bleeding all over the floor for several minutes.
* Jack from ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' has his moments.
-->'''Jack:''' Now that he's dead, there's no way he could be alive.
* A major part of Creator/DemetriMartin's stand-up routine ("Large Pad"), and by extension, ''ImportantThingsWithDemetriMartin''.
** Likewise, a recurring gag in Creator/BillEngvall's stand-up. "Here's your sign."
* In later seasons of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', our VillainProtagonist would frequently describe what is happening in front of him in his InnerMonologue, to his [[DeadPersonConversation dead father]], [[ThinkingOutLoud out-loud, to no one in particular]], or ''all three''. By the time of season 8, it's not even unusual to have this kind of situation (paraphrasing):
-->''Scene: Dexter runs a DNA test; the results show that Oliver Saxon is Dr. Vogel's son.''
-->'''Dexter (thinking):''' Oliver Saxon is Dr. Vogel's son!
-->'''Harry's ghost:''' Dexter, Oliver Saxon is Dr. Vogel's son! It must be the child she mentioned once!
-->'''Dexter (out-loud):''' You're right, Oliver Saxon is Dr. Vogel's son! She's his mother!
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E07AmysChoice Amy's Choice]]"
-->'''Dream Lord''': Now then, the prognosis is this: if you die in the dream, you wake up in reality, healthy recovery in next to no time. Ask me what happens if you die in reality.
-->'''Rory''': What happens if you die in reality?
-->'''Dream Lord''': ''[Withering]'' You ''die'', stupid, that's why it's called 'reality'!

-->(Daleks fire missiles at the TARDIS, after Rose says she can't predict what the Doctor's going to do)
-->'''Rose:''' No! That TARDIS doesn't have any shields! You're gonna kill him!
-->'''Dalek:''' You have predicted correctly.

-->(John Benton enters the TARDIS for the first time)
-->'''Doctor:''' Well, Sergeant? Aren't you going to say that it's BiggerOnTheInside than it is on the outside? Everybody else does.
-->'''John:''' It's pretty obvious, isn't it?
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E5TheRebelFlesh The Rebel Flesh]]", the Doctor determines that "something corrosive" is flowing through the pipe marked "DANGER: CORROSIVE."
** And again after the storm causes leaks. To be fair, he ''did'' just almost get a face-full of HollywoodAcid.
--->'''Doctor:''' It is ''too'' dangerous in here with acid leaks!
** K-9 has his moments as well, such as in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS2E3SchoolReunion School Reunion]]".
-->'''Mickey Smith''': Okay, no time to explain, we need to get inside the school. Do you have, like, I don't know, a lock picking device?
-->'''K9''': We are in a car.
-->'''Mickey Smith''': Maybe a drill attachment?
-->'''K9''': We are in a car.
-->'''Mickey Smith''': Fat lot of good you are
-->'''K9''': We are in a car.
-->'''Mickey Smith''': Wait a second. [[CarFu We're in a car.]]
-->'''K9''': Affirmative.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E9NightTerrors Night Terrors]]", the resident Muggle has a real insight to add to the conversation.
-->'''The Doctor:''' I'm not just a professsional, I am The Doctor.
-->'''Alex:''' What is that supposed to mean?
-->'''The Doctor:''' It means that I have traveled a long way to get here, Alex. A ''very'' long way. George sent a message. A distress call, if you like. Whatever that is inside that cup-board is so terrible, so ''powerful'' that it amplifies the ordinary fears of a ordinary little boy across all the barriers across time and space. Through crimson stars and silent stars and tumbeling nebulosas on fire, Empires of glass and civilizations of pure though. And a whole terrible, wonderful universe of impossibilities. You see these eyes? They are old eyes. And one thing I can tell you, Alex? Monsters are real.
-->'''Alex:''' ... you are not from Social Services, are you?
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS3E5EvolutionOfTheDaleks Evolution of the Daleks]]": "They killed them, rather than let them live."
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E02DinosaursOnASpaceship Dinosaurs on a Spaceship]]", when the Doctor, Rory and Rory's dad are trapped in a cave with pterodactyls outside:
-->'''Rory''': What do we do now? There's no way back out there.\\
'''The Doctor''': Through the cave. Come on. {he hears big footsteps} That suggestion was a work in progress.\\
'''Brian''': We're trapped. \\
'''The Doctor''': Yes. Thanks for spelling it out.\\
(footsteps getting louder)\\
'''Rory''': Doctor, whatever's down there is coming this way.\\
'''The Doctor''': Spelling it out is hereditary. Wonderful.
*** -->'''The Doctor''': Dinosaurs! [[RecycledInSpace On a spaceship!]]
* On ''Series/FamilyMatters'', Harriet gets a call that will tell whether or not she got a job. As the family huddles around the phone, the grandmother walks in and asks what happened. Carl responds, "She either got the job or she didn't." [[DeadpanSnarker Grandma]] replies, "Those would be the choices."
* Parodied in ''Series/FawltyTowers'':
-->'''Basil:''' Could we get you on Mastermid, Sybill? Next contestant Sybill Fawlty from Torquay, special subject; the bleedin' obvious!
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': "It's a post holer. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment You dig holes for . . . posts]]." Well, ''yes'', Kaylee.
** You could say it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]], considering the good doctor's background (or lack thereof).
* Played with on ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. A couple of times someone points out a psychological observation to another psychiatrist and said psychiatrist's response is the equivalent of "Duh".
--> After Niles is trying unsuccessfully to get a hold of Maris.
-->'''[=Frasier=]:''' Honestly, Niles, by calling her so many times you've given her all the power. You're much better off coming from a position of strength.
-->'''[=Niles=]:''' Don't pour that sherry on your shirt - it will stain.
-->'''[=Frasier=]:''' What?
-->'''[=Niles=]:''' Oh, I'm sorry. I thought this was the portion of the afternoon where we gave each other patently obvious advice.
** "My hot and foamy must have exploded!" "He used to be a detective, you know."
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' has this a lot. Dim-witted Joey is often the one being densely obvious, and Chandler the one answering humorously.
* In a ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' episode where Christina is "helping out" in Ped's. She is told to play Hide and Seek with a patient and look in strange places while all the while the kid is hiding underneath the blankets.
-->'''Arizona:'''"She might be hiding in your pocket!"\\
'''Christina:'''"No she's right here."\\
''(pulls up bedsheet covers)''
** A particularly dark one when [[spoiler: Dr. Percy is shot.]] Want to guess what he said after that to the people that witnessed it?
-->[[spoiler:'''Percy''': *clutching his gunshot wound* "He shot me- He shot me! I've been shot!"]]
* The ''HannahMontana'' episode where Miley needs some money we see Rico's stand with a tent up.
-->'''Lily''': What's going on at Rico's?
-->'''Oliver''': Oh there's a tent up.
* "So, you're here to kill me," says [[spoiler:Arthur Petrelli]] in ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', after his son's been pointing a gun at his face for a minute or so.
** "Gabriel, ''you're'' here."
* Carter alternates between this and CloudCuckooLander in ''HogansHeroes''.
* ''Series/HomeImprovement'' has Tim doing an EnforcedPlug on his ShowWithinAShow: "If it doesn't say Binford on it... someone else makes it."
* ''Series/{{House}}'' has this exchange:
-->'''Tritter''': You're rude.\\
'''House''': Wow. You're, like, a detective or something.
** House also gave us this gem:
-->'''Chase''': He has a partial HPRT enzyme deficiency. That means he could have Kelley-Seegmiller Syndrome.
-->'''Cameron''': But it's a partial deficiency. So it doesn't have to be Kelley-Seegmiller.
-->'''House''': Yeah, those are the two options. It either is or it isn't.
** House loves this trope...
-->'''Cameron''': That's it. It's gotta be one of those [five diseases].
-->'''House''': You know what would be even better? Narrowing it all the way down to one.
** He sure does...
-->'''Student''': You're reading a comic book.
-->'''House''': And you're drawing attention to your bosom by wearing a low-cut top. Oh, I'm sorry. I thought we were having a state-the-obvious contest. I'm competitive by nature.
** Another one, though not from House this time:
---> '''Nurse:''' (after House spits on a surgeon to prevent him performing a needless operation) We can't do this operation now!
---> '''Surgeon:''' Ya think?!
* ''Series/ICarly'': Freddie usually, often followed by Sam or Carly glaring at him.
* ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'': They seem to be worried that we're going to forget what [[SuperSpeed Clock Up]] does, because every couple of episodes a voice-over jumps in to tell us (paraphrasing): "You see how everything else is moving in slow motion? That's because they're moving ''really, really fast''."
* In the ''Series/LawAndOrder'' episode "Mammon," Ed Green looks at the body of a man who has been brutally beaten to death and says, "Somebody didn't like this dude."
* Dr. Huang from ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' is frequently found guilty of committing this trope.
* Kai, who filled the Spock/Data role in the cast of ''{{Lexx}}'', had CaptainObvious duties.
-->'''Zev:''' "Who is 'Poet Man?'"
-->'''Kai:''' "A poet, perhaps."
* In one episode of ''Series/LieToMe'', the team comes across a dead body in the trunk of a car. Foster asks what happened to the victim, to which Lightman replies, "He died."
* Jason in ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' combined CaptainObvious with NoIndoorVoice to ''[[NarmCharm hilarious]]'' effect.
* Nathan's "The probation worker's gone mental!" line from ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', when he'd already been warned about said probation worker's mentality and [[GenreBlind refused to believe it]]. In his defence, you probably ''wouldn't'' believe that your supervisor had suddenly turned into a murderous axe-wielding maniac until you saw it with your own eyes. Especially if you're TheDitz.
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' has a number of these instances.
* The narrator of ''Monsters Inside Me'', a documentary series about parasites, has an annoying tendency to ask things like "But might this apparent spider bite be something more sinister...?". To which the answer is self-evident to anyone who knows what show they're watching.
* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' often has someone reiterating what they've been doing, just in case you missed it. It alternates between individuals.
** Probably because there is a sizable segment of viewers who watch just for the kaboom. They need to be reminded how it works.
* On ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', Chris says that his "secret" to setting people up on dates is finding one person's best qualities, then finding someone else with those same qualities, and putting them together. Also in that same episode, when Ron has to make a speech at the art gallery:
-->'''Ron''': Welcome to "Visions of Nature". This room has several paintings in it, some are big, some are small. People did them and they are here now, I believe that after this is over they'll be hung in government buildings.
** This is true to all of Ron's speeches. As he had stated, he hates making speeches.
** An even better example is Perd Hapley, who simply ''embodies'' this trope.
--->''"Issue number one is the first issue we're going to talk about."''\\
''"I have an update that contains new information."''\\
''"There you have it, where 'it' is the thing Leslie Knope just said about this situation."''\\
''"Let's begin the show by starting it."''\\
''"There are some statistics that I want to share with you now, and they are numbers."'''
* Subverted in the 1992 Australian mini-series ''Phoenix'', a fictionalised account of the car-bombing of a Melbourne police station. Some hours into the investigation, Inspector Jock Brennan asks forensic scientist Ian "The Goose" Cochrane what he's come up with.
-->'''The Goose:''' There was a bomb in that car, and it went off.\\
'''Jock:''' Are you having me on?\\
'''The Goose:''' Look, it could have been a mortar shell. The bomb could have been under a manhole cover and the car had nothing to do with it. There are solutions besides the obvious, you know.
** Jock is so furious he tries to get his superiors to throw The Goose off the case, but is told that he's the Number One expert in post-bomb analysis in the Southern Hemisphere, so he'd better shut up and listen to The Goose.
* Plenty of comedic mileage on ''Series/RedDwarf'':
-->'''Holly''': A stasis leak is a leak, right, in stasis. Hence the name 'a stasis leak'.

-->'''Rimmer''': (trying to save his past self) I've come to warn you, in three million years you'll be dead!\\
'''Past Rimmer''': Will I really?

-->'''Cat''': (examining an arrow) Yep, this came from a bow all right.
** And it should be noted that at the very start of the series, the main character Lister comes out of a stasis and the computer tells him [[EverybodysDeadDave all crewmembers are dead]]. Lister promptly continues to ask of every single crewmember if they are dead, and the computer keeps saying that yes, that member of the crew is dead, too.
* Once on ''[[Radio/RoyalCanadianAirFarce Air Farce Live]]'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwwZDRelKNk&feature=related seen here]]
-->'''Lisa [=LaFlamme=]:''' Dr Blide, are you sick?\\
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' invoked this trope with Salem Saberhagen. In one episode he announced, in a completely blasé tone of voice, that the phone was ringing. Later in the same episode, when a small tornado was tearing through the house, he said, "Tornado in the house" in the same tone.
* ''Sharpe'' gives us this gem:
--> (after being run through with a sword) "You have killed me, sir..."
* ''Series/StargateSG1''
** Samantha Carter, in her position as SG-1's designated [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]], had more than a few moments of this. Which was somewhat amusing during the first two seasons, where she actually held the rank of Captain.
** In "Children of the Gods", the pilot episode of ''SG-1'', a doctor is performing an autopsy on a Jaffa, and pulls out the Goa'uld symbiote.
-->'''Doctor:''' It's not human!\\
'''Jack:''' You ''think''?
** O'Neill used his snarky, "You ''think''?" quite often in the series to lampshade Captain Obvious moments. It became one of his [[CatchPhrase Catch Phrase]]s.
** In the season seven episode "Birthright, Part 1", Bra'tac and Teal'c walk through a battlefield filled with dead Jaffa. Teal'c notes that there were two Goa'uld there with their respective armies. Bra'tac replies "This meeting did not go well." Really? Because when we see dead guys, we assume things were going ''great''!
* Zelenka on ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' is often dismissed as a Captain Obvious by [=McKay=] after coming up with some incredibly complex science idea which [=McKay=] already came up with. [=McKay=], though, also has his share of these, to the point that in one episode, somebody called ''him'' Captain Obvious.
* Varro in ''Series/StargateUniverse'' presumably held the rank of CaptainObvious in the Lucian Alliance. In the episode "The Hunt", after an attack by a creature other than the one they're hunting, he chimes in with "there's more than one of them". His wisdom doesn't end there, though; he soon follows up with the equally astute observation that "the fact that we're dealing with more than one of them reduces our chances of finding T.J. and Reynolds alive".
* Counselor Troi on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' does this a lot. An alien will appear on the viewscreen and rant, rave, posture and threaten the Enterprise. Troi will lean over to the Captain and murmur, "I sense hostility..."
--> '''Troi''': ...You're upset
--> '''K’Ehleyr''': Your finely honed betazoid senses tell you that?
--> '''Troi''': That and the table[[note]]Which K’Ehleyr just destroyed with her bare hands[[/note]].
** Troi was following in the footsteps of Leonard [=McCoy=] of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', who spat contemptuously at the medicine of previous eras, and yet, despite the miraculous 23rd-century technology that he possessed, seldom gave a diagnosis more detailed than "HesDeadJim!"
*** This makes her...[[IncrediblyLamePun Counselor Obvious]].
** Also, in multiple ''Trek'' series, an enemy ship will go to warp, while the ''Enterprise'' (''Voyager, Defiant,'' etc.) is damaged, busy, or just not fast enough to keep up. After watching this happen, someone will ''always'' say "they're gone," even if they've also just reported the enemy ship's departure. Once every third episode, you were liable to see a situation like this:
--->[Zip! Phoom! Villains disappear as everyone watches on insanely big viewscreen.]\\
'''Paris:''' "They went to Ultrawarp Factor [[OverNineThousand Eleventy-Zillion]], Captain. [Pause] They're gone."
*** This is often supposed to indicate that the departing vessel has slipped beyond sensor range which is supposed to be impressive given the range of Starfleet sensors.
** Shows up in the Franchise/StargateVerse lately as well: Someone will always say "they're gone" after another ship departs via [[SubspaceOrHyperspace hyperspace window.]]
** ''Series/BabylonFive'' spoofed Troi's solemn pronouncements with a similar moment where supercharged telepath Lyta Alexander simply commented, "Captain, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome they're pissed]]."
** Spoofed after a fashion in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' (is there anything that movie missed?) with Sigourney Weaver repeating ''everything'' the computer tells them, making her every bit as useful as Troi. It's even [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] ("Look, I got one job on this lousy ship -- it's ''stupid'', but I'm gonna ''do it anyway''!!!!"). Then again, the computer would not respond to anyone else, so she still had her uses.
** In the original series episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E3TheChangeling The Changeling]]", a space probe called ''Nomad'', convinced that its mission is to destroy all "biological units", mistakes Kirk for its creator. This buys the crew some time until Kirk lets slip that he is a biological unit. ''Nomad'' declares it needs to "re-evaluate" and floats off. Spock's response?
--->'''Spock:''' Captain, it may have been unwise to admit to ''Nomad'' that you are a biological unit.
** In "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E22TheSavageCurtain The Savage Curtain]]", Kirk is told "if you and Spock survive, you return to your vessel. If you do not[[DramaticPause ...]] [[ShapedLikeItself your existence is ended]]."
** Kirk also has a tendency to [[ParrotExposition repeat what was just said]]. From "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]"
--->'''Kirk:''' By Vulcan biology, do you mean the biology of Vulcans?
*** Justified here in that this was probably the ''only'' way [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Spock's particular problem]] in this episode could be brought up on [[ThinkOfTheCensors 1960s television]].
*** What makes the line even funnier is that technically, the phrase "Vulcan biology" is syntactically ambiguous. "Vulcan biology" can refer to either the biological knowledge of Vulcans (as a body of work), or the actual biological functions of Vulcans. A request for clarification might have been completely justified... if the supplied alternative wasn't exactly as ambiguous as the original statement.
**** Or even the biology of the planet Vulcan rather than of the race of Vulcans...
** Here's another:
--->'''Kirk:''' Insufficient data is not sufficient, Mr. Spock.
*** Justified in-universe. Kirk is saying that Spock's standard response, "Insufficient data", is not good enough as an answer. Because it's obvious.
** In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', a female Q pegs this trope as a trait of the entire Vulcan species.
--->'''Female Q''': The Vulcan talent for stating the obvious never ceases to amaze me.
** Captain Kathryn "Obvious" Janeway of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' demonstrated an incredible grasp of temporal physics when Harry Kim was teleported to a whereabouts the crew was unable to ascertain.
---> '''Janeway''': How long until we have to leave?
---> '''Bridge''': I'd say we're safe for another two hours.
---> '''Janeway''': That gives us two hours to find Mr. Kim.
*** One hour, 59 minutes and 58 seconds now that you've finished stating the obvious.
* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] on Series/TeenWolf, when Scott and Stiles chase the Kanima into a club.
-->'''Scott:''' Dude, everyone in here's a dude! I think we're in a [[WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame gay club]].
-->''(pan over to Stiles, surrounded by [[DragQueen drag queens]], one of whom is petting the side of his head)''
-->'''[[DeadpanSnarker Stiles]]:''' Man, nothing gets past those keen werewolf senses, huh, Scott?
* Midge from ''Series/That70sShow'' loves these.
--> '''Midge''': Bob, if you tell them, they'll know!
* [[Series/TheThickOfIt "If somebody mentions my name, then my name will be mentioned."]] [[LampshadeHanging "Well, that's obvious."]]
* Many of the headlines featured on ''Series/TheTonightShow'', such as this gem: "Starvation leads to health hazards". (Jay Leno's response: "Really? I find I'm feeling hungry all the time.")
* The ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode [[Recap/TorchwoodS2E7DeadManWalking "Dead Man Walking"]] gave us this scriptwriting ''gem'': ''"What happened to the town when death walked among them?" "People died."''
* From the ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' episode ''Survival of the Hottest'' (aka "Stuck in an RV"):
-->'''Jade:''' "We... we gotta get out of here."\\
'''Tori:''' "Yeah... Thank you! [[{{Malaproper}} Catherine Obvious!]]"\\
'''Jade:''' "The expression is 'thank you, ''Captain'' Obvious'."\\
'''Tori:''' "It's not 'Catherine'?"\\
'''Trina:''' "No..."\\
'''Beck:''' "Who would Catherine be?"\\
'''Tori:''' ''(upset)'' "[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Catherine could be a captain!]]"
* From TheWestWing, after CJ falls into a pool:
---> '''Toby''': CJ, you fell into the pool there.
* In one sketch on the comedy-improv show ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', Colin Mochrie was given the job of playing a superhero named, literally, Captain Obvious. "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29uxLWUOwEw I'm standing. I'm looking around. That's air going into my lungs...]]"
--> Drew: "Who knew [[LampshadeHanging the world-famous Captain Obvious]] [[ClarkKenting was really mild-mannered Colin Mochrie?]]"
'''Dr. Blide:''' Am I sick? Oh! Stop the press! The Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to Lady Obvious!
* In ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "The Erlenmeyer Flask," a microbiology expert explains the rudiments of genetics -- material taught in any high school's freshman biology class -- to Agent Scully, a fully qualified doctor. While some viewers of the show might have needed the refresher course, Scully absolutely should not have, and turning her into TheWatson for this kind of material just does her a disservice. The episode "Humbug" has something similar, with Mulder telling Scully what ichthyosis is.
* From ''Series/TheYoungOnes'':
--->'''Maggie''': And now, I'm gonna be looking at what it's like to be a young unemployed adult! Because--more young adults are becoming unemployed on account of they can't find work! Basically, the problem is this: if you haven't got a job, then you outta work! And that means only one thing-- unemployment!
* Inadvertently inverted by one-time BBC snooker commentary: "For those of you watching in black and white, the blue's the one behind the pink."
** Actually, this was not inadvertent. It is commonly cited as a mistake, but is actually helpful when the blue ball has been knocked off its starting position, but the pink has not. And it was repeated whenever that case presented, further dispelling the myth that it was an error.
* Local newsreaders generally stick to reading what's on their teleprompter, but they'll often have to ad-lib, during transitions from live shots back to the studio, transitions to weather and sports, filling in time, breaking news, etc. Unfortunately, most anchors aren't very good at ad-libbing, leading to lots of Captain Obvious moments.