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--> All examples of Captain Obvious found in cartoons made in America or Europe are here!
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', "The Eyes", after the horse they've been trying to get rid of falls through their roof:
-->'''Finn:''' Aww! It's in our house now!\\
'''Jake:''' That's obvious, Finn, you don't have to point that out!
** In the episode "What Was Missing":
--->'''Princess Bubblegum:''' It's the door of the Door Lord, Finn. We used to lock them up, but they kept breaking out. Because they're door lords.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'', Stanley points out that "Sing Ha is an elephant" upon the discovery of huge footprints leading to an old temple. Henry's reply is [[DeadpanSnarker pretty much what you would expect]].
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
** This one:
--->'''Hayley:''' They think you're Kevin Bacon!\\
'''Roger:''' Yes, Hayley, I understand things that happen around me.
** And in another episode:
--->'''Steve:''' It's the last clue!\\
'''Stan:''' DUH! REALLY?! ...Sorry, it's been a really long night.
** From "Toy Whorey", when the wheels from Stan's SUV have been stolen
--->'''A guy in a car:''' You can't drive with no wheels.\\
'''Stan:''' Thank you, genius.
* In the ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}'' episode "Brain Meets Brawn", [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain Pinky]] pulls one [[ItMakesSenseInContext trying to make Brain mad]].
-->'''Pinky:''' Your mother! She's older than you!
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
-->'''Toph:''' Wait. It's a trap!\\
'''Katara:''' Really? No kidding. Is that why we're sitting in a wooden cage right now? Gee, how'd you figure out it was a trap?\\
'''Toph:''' Not for us, Katara. We're the bait. He wants Aang.
** Played straight with Zuko's completely sincere declaration that:
--->'''Zuko:''' Doing nothing is a waste of time!
** And also
--->'''Katara:''' Haru has a gift! Asking him not to earthbend is like asking me not to waterbend!
** In "The Great Divide":
--->'''Man:''' You wouldn't be so calm if the Fire Nation destroyed your home and forced you to flee! My whole tribe has to walk thousands of miles to the capital city of Ba Sing Se.\\
'''Katara:''' You're a refugee!\\
'''Man:''' Huh, tell me something I don't know.
** Plus:
--->'''Hakoda:''' Everything okay?\\
'''Katara:''' We're fine, dad.\\
'''Hakoda:''' ''(offering his hand to Aang)'' I'm Hakoda. Katara, and Sokka's father.\\
'''Katara:''' He knows who you are. I just called you "dad," didn't I?\\
'''Hakoda:''' I guess you're right.\\
'''Aang:''' ''(shaking Hakoda's hand)'' Nice to officially meet you, Chief Hakoda.
*** With a worse variation in the film:
---->'''Haru:''' Dad! ''(to the Gaang)'' This is my father.\\
'''[[Podcast/{{Rifftrax}}Kevin Murphy]]:''' The guy you just called "Dad?" Get out!
* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman: Henrietta is shown to have a bad case of this. Whenever Henrietta says she likes something, she tends to state what it actually is as the reason. For example, she loves paintings because it's "like T.V., only without all the talking and music," and she loves books because "the words tell stories."
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' has a scene happen in "XANA Awakens Part 1."
* In the LukeIAmYourFather [[TheReveal Reveal]] on ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'':
-->'''Number 1:''' But if you're ''my'' uncle, then that makes [[spoiler:Grandfather]] ''my'' grandfather!\\
'''[[spoiler:Father]]:''' What are you -- President of the Obvious Club or something?
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' was like this during some early episodes. Though he did this less frequently as the season went on, it contributed to the decision to limit his speaking abilities in the following seasons.
* ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' and children's educational TV in general tend to state the obvious. Justified, as a lot common sense knowledge we take for granted aren't privy to many children yet.
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' played this trope during the episode, "In Space, No One Can Hear You Rock", in which they awaken Dave Mustaine of ''Music/{{Megadeth}}'' when they needed his help.
--> '''Dave Mustaine:''' Where am I?\\
'''Dr. I.Q. Hi:''' Okay everyone, keep it simple. Everything here is foreign to him. ''[To Dave]'' You're on a spaaaaceship. That's a ship...that flies...in space!\\
'''Dave Mustaine:''' Thanks, but I'm not an idiot.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had one episode that consisted of this:
-->'''Peter:''' We're playing Texas Hold 'Em.\\
'''Ted Turner:''' Are aces high or low?\\
'''Peter:''' They go both ways.\\
'''Bill Gates:''' [[HehHehYouSaidX Heh heh, he said they go both ways!]]\\
''(everyone laughs)''\\
'''Ted Turner:''' Like a bisexual!\\
'''Michael Eisner:''' [[SarcasmMode Thank you, Ted]], [[DontExplainTheJoke that was the joke.]]
* From the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Honking":
-->'''Leela:''' The tracks lead here!\\
'''Fry:''' Thanks, eagle eye.
** From the movie ''Bender's Game'':
--->'''Fry:''' So. It is down to this. [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons A dungeon... and dragons]]!\\
'''Zoidberg:''' I didn't see it coming.
** [[ShapedLikeItself "From the makers of Futurama"]]
** From the first "Tales of Interest" anthology:
--->'''Professor Farnsworth:''' Oh, you've killed me! You've killed me!\\
'''Leela:''' [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Oh God, what have I done?]]\\
'''Professor Farnsworth:''' [[LampshadeHanging I just told you! You killed me!]]
** From "Crimes of the Hot"
--->'''Zoidberg:''' Strange. Why would Nixon, an awkward, uncomfortable man, suddenly throw a party, one of the most social events imaginable? ''(snaps claw)'' It's a trap, is why! They're going to deactivate all the robots! [{{beat}}] I don't hear any gasping.\\
'''Leela:''' We already figured that out.
** From "Love's Labours Lost in Space":
--->''(the Professor activates a holographic projection of a planet with the words "VERGON 6" written in large bold type underneath)''\\
'''Computer:''' [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment This is Vergon 6.]]\\
'''Professor Farnsworth:''' [[RuleOfThree This is Vergon 6.]]\\
'''Amy:''' [[CatchPhrase Buh!]]
** The Cartridge Unit from "Obsoletely Fabulous" has a cartridge ''labeled'' "State the Obvious".
** In "Raging Bender", Farnsworth explains the rules of Ultimate Robot Fighting: "Two robots enter, one robot leaves. Then later the other robot leaves after being declared the winner."
** The judge from "Insane In The Mainframe" tells Fry and Bender that "robbing a bank is tantamount to that most heinous of crimes: theft of money".
** In "The Why of Fry", Amy reads a book titled "[[Literature/MenAreFromMarsWomenAreFromVenus Martians Are From Mars, Venusians Are From Venus]]".
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'':
-->'''Zim''': But I must have my tanks, or I won't... get them!\\\
'''Zim''' ''(wearing a bear suit)'': Greetings, my Tallest. I'm in a bear suit.
* Flash in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' after seeing the stuffed T-Rex in the Batcave:
-->'''Flash:''' That's a giant dinosaur!\\
'''Alfred:''' And here I thought Batman was the detective.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In one episode where Kaeloo, Mr. Cat and the rest of the cast are sitting in a library:
-->'''Kaeloo''': This is a library.\\
'''[[CatsAreSnarkers Mr. Cat]] (deadpan)''': [[DeadpanSnarker I hadn't noticed.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' after they spot a lot of helicopters:
-->'''Ron:''' Okay, that looks suspicious.\\
'''Kim:''' Thank you, Captain Obvious.
** Drakken has them too, after Kim and Ron escape from being chained to a wall ''without'' being guarded, he gives this insight:
--->'''Drakken''': ''They've escaped!''\\
'''Shego''': ''[[SarcasmMode No, really?]]''
* The entire ThemeSong of ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP6-jZ6EVCY Just listen to it]], especially at the end, where even after showcasing Krypto's superpowered feats during the intro, one of the last verses of the song is "He's got ''superpoweeeeers''!".
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': In "What Makes Daffy Duck?", Daffy [[BreakingTheFourthWall informs the viewer]] that "it's duck season and-confidentially-I'm a duck".
* Dorothy Ann on ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' whenever she does her research. "[[CatchPhrase According to my research]], after chewing comes swallowing!". Oh, really?
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'': Dr. Rockzo the Rock n' Roll Clown (he does cocaine) will scream that he does cocaine while snorting cocaine.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Monsuno}}'': Jinja said she didn't want to be one but she felt the need to point out it was a trap.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E3TheTicketMaster The Ticket Master]]", when Twilight Sparkle is caught in a sudden rainfall caused by Rainbow Dash. Rarity walks by with some shocking news:
-->'''Rarity:''' ''Twilight! It's raining.''\\
'''Twilight''': ''[[SarcasmMode No, really?]]''
** And then there's this gem from Fluttershy in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E23TheCutieMarkChronicles The Cutie Mark Chronicles]]":
--->'''Fluttershy:''' You'd never guess, but when I was little, I was really shy.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Rainbow Dash in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy Dragonshy]]":
--->'''Fluttershy:''' It's so—so—high!\\
'''Rainbow Dash:''' Well, it ''is'' a mountain!\\
'''Fluttershy:''' It's so—so—steep!\\
'''Rainbow Dash:''' Well, it ''is'' a cliff!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'' had the narrator who simply couldn't allow you to see what was happening without informing you of what was happening.
* Dr. Doofenshmirtz of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' once proclaimed "Fire is the leading cause of fire!"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "Death Punchies":
-->'''Rigby:''' I see you have learned the ways of Death Kwon Do.\\
'''Mordecai:''' I see you're pretty good at pointing out things people are already aware of.
* "[[WesternAnimation/{{Rejected}} I am a BANANA!]]"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' episode "Spooky Space Kook", the gang enters a building which has a large sign that says "Machine Shop". Upon entering...
-->'''Daphne:''' It looks like a shop![[note]]This sounds even more cheesy in any foreign dub which includes ReadingForeignSignsOutLoud.[[/note]]
** Scooby gave us any number of "no duh" moments.
--->''(MonsterOfTheWeek comes in, roaring loudly)''\\
''It's the [name of monster]!''
--->He's chasing us!
** The biggest offender was Velma's line in the Green Ghost episode:
--->They went out the door!
** In many episodes, after unmasking the bad guy, the gang would all shout in unison who it was.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had Homer attempting to play "Horse Whisperer". His advice? "When the race starts, run real fast!"
** And one can't forget, Ralph Wiggum's "My cat's breath smells like cat food."
*** Ralph Wiggum is, naturally, a goldmine of these. This is the man who brought us "[[MemeticMutation Fun toys are fun]]!"
*** Another Ralph gem: "All my friends have birthdays this year"
** Dr. Marvin Monroe proposed an experiment wherein he would raise a baby to adulthood in a sealed box, providing it only with basic nutrition, along with the occasional icy shower or electric shock. His theory: "The subject will be socially malajusted, and will harbor a deep resentment towards me".
** There was also a scene in the episode "Homer vs. Dignity": When Homer in the panda suit is repeatedly shocked with a cattle prod, Lisa exclaims, "Something's wrong! Terribly wrong!" No, ''really''?
** "Wait a minute... THAT'S not the wallet inspector..."
** In one episode, [[OrganAutonomy Homer's own brain]] has to remind him "Money can be exchanged for goods and services."
** Marge: "Cannons are designed to hurt."
** Marge: "Maybe [what's in your hair] is just shampoo. That washes right out."
** After Lisa's goalkeeping results in a shining victory for her team, Marge praises her performance: "By blocking the net, I really think you helped your team!"
** Bart: "What good's a credit card if you can't even use it?" As opposed to what else you'd do with it?
** Don Vittorio in "Homie the Clown": "To murder a funny man of such genius would be a crime!" Although he may have meant a crime by [[TheMafia mafia]] standards.
** Also, a slightly subtler example from the episode "Bart's Inner Child", overlapping {{Exposition}}:
--->'''Homer:''' Well, here we are at the Brad Goodman lecture.\\
'''Lisa:''' We know, Dad.\\
'''Homer:''' I just thought I'd remind everybody. After all, we did agree to attend this self-help seminar.\\
'''Bart:''' [[LampshadeHanging What an odd thing to say...]]
** In the episode "Treehouse of Horror IX":
--->'''Lisa:''' Of course! Somehow Snake's hair is controlling dad and making him--\\
'''Marge:''' [[LampshadeHanging Oh Lisa, everybody already figured that out a while ago.]]
** In "Last Tap Dance in Springfield": Chief Wiggum, caught in a rat trap baited with cheese says "My mistake was grabbing the cheese".
** In "Jazzy and the Pussycats" Bart exclaims "My arm! It hurts where the tiger's biting it!"
** Combine with IdiotHero / CaptainOblivious and OverlyLongGag:
--->'''Cult Member:''' We're having a free get-acquainted session at our resort this weekend.\\
'''Homer:''' How much is this free resort weekend?\\
'''Cult Member:''' [[JustifiedTrope It's free.]]\\
'''Homer:''' And when is this weekend?\\
'''Cult Member:''' It's this weekend.\\
'''Homer:''' Uh-huh. And how much does it cost?\\
'''Cult Member:''' Um, it's free.\\
'''Homer:''' I see. And when is it?\\
'''Cult Member:''' It's... this weekend.\\
'''Homer:''' And what are you charging for this free weekend?
** From "Flaming Moes":
--->'''Homer:''' Oh, look at me! I'm making people happy! I'm the Magical Man from Happy-Land, in a gumdrop house on Lollipop Lane! ''[leaves the room, slamming the door. Pokes his head back in]'' By the way, I was being sarcastic! ''[slams door again]''\\
'''Marge:''' Well, DUH!
* The line from an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', which [[TooDumbToLive Randy]] delivered like it was a huge revelation.
-->'''Randy:''' If we're still alive in the morning, then we'll know that we aren't dead.
** The ''Coon and Friends'' saga has an actual super hero, Captain Hindsight, who arrives at the scenes of disasters to point out that the accident could have been prevented and then leaves. Usually the rescue workers then pack up and leave as well. This being the world of South Park, where all idiocy is immediately embraced by the larger public, Captain Hindsight is considered a legitimate and indispensable hero. This in itself is a parody of news media, which in the aftermath of major disasters is often quick to give a thorough autopsy of what went wrong, well after such knowledge would have been useful.
* Invoked on one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', where Dr. Gill Gilliam announces in the sombrest of ways that Gary is, most definitely, a [[FlintstoneTheming snail]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes "Through Imperial Eyes"]], Colonel Yularen, brought in to help search for a [[ReverseMole traitor]] in the Imperial ranks, asks Agent Kallus his opinion on who the traitor might be. Kallus responds that, given the traitor obviously has access to high-level intel, it must be an officer. He then clarifies that they might be in the communications division. Yularen responds that he believes that's too obvious, and they would have already been caught if that was the case.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[spoiler:Padparadscha from "Off Colors" is a Sapphire with flawed future vision, and predicts things that ''just happened.'']]
* In early ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' episodes, Robin had a way of pointing out the obvious, usually in the form of his overtly religious catchphrase. This is the third post in a row about Robin.
* In the {{origin story}} opening of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Perry White looks at a picture of the strange new figure in the sky and asks what it is. Jimmy Olsen helpfully remarks that it looks like a man flying.
* Donatello seemed to be the appointed CaptainObvious of the TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles, at least in the '80s-'90s cartoon. Raphael would sometimes call him out on that.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', about every time the alarm goes off, one of them says "trouble". ''Really?'' I never would have guessed.
* In the pilot episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', the heroes demand that a captured Idea Man reveal his group's EvilPlan:
-->Well, we thought we'd steal a lot of money, and then we'd be rich, and we wouldn't have to work anymore!
* ''Timon and Pumba The Series'' -- Timon and Pumba volunteer for a circus act and must follow orders from an obviously psychotic clown who puts them in ever more dangerous predicaments. After avoiding death numerous times, Pumba makes this comment.
-->'''Pumba:''' What I still don't know is, why is he called Mr. Meanie?\\
'''Timon:''' ...
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' episode "It's How you Play the Game", where Coach subjects the captured Clover to his muscle-enhancing nanomachines:
-->'''Coach:''' Hmm, maybe I shouldn't have given you three...\\
''(camera pans to Clover, who now has a build worthy of Arnold Schwarzenegger)''\\
'''Clover:''' Oh, ''you think??''
* Oh, boy. ''Anime/TransformersArmada''. These kids probably had a lot to do with the ''{{Transformers}}'' fandom's dislike of human characters in general. A great deal of the time, their role in an episode was to spend half an hour giving statements like this:
-->''(Optimus gets hit, falls down)''\\
'''Alexis,''' ''(to Rad and Carlos, who are standing right next to her and watching the same fight)'' Oh, no! You guys, Optimus is ''down!''\\
'''Rad:''' Oh, no!
** And then ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'' came along. Mostly it was due to an incomplete translation, though. Time would often be filled with Optimus saying to people who ''probably have some idea as to why they came to some dangerous place locked and loaded'', "Remember, our ''mission'' is to ''protect the planet/Energon/injured character.''" Also, the first third or so of the series consists of episodes in which bad guys will steal a cache of Energon that the good guys just discovered. ''Every single time,'' someone (maybe more than one someone) will say "They're ''after'' our ''Energon!''" Similarly, the bad guys would talk about their plan and say "We need more Energon!" as if they'd just come to the conclusion. In fact, ''all'' of the repetitive dialogue that plagues the series is delivered as if it's something that's just dawned on the person who has said it twice already.
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', after [[spoiler: Nabu's death and Ogron teleporting away]]: "He disappeared!" Thanks for the tip, Riven.
* From ''WesternAnimation/YogisFirstChristmas'', in the scene where Yogi attempts to give skiing lessons:
-->'''Yogi:''' Now then, students, these are called skis, and I use them on this white stuff, which is called snow!\\
'''Doggie Daddy:''' That's it, folks! Stop the lesson! This is mortifyin'!\\
'''Augie Doggie:''' Yogi, we ''know'' all that!
* If there was a prize for this trope, the narrator from ''WesternAnimation/PeppaPig'' would win it.