->''"I was re-reading ''Literature/MobyDick'' the other day and--oh, I haven't read it since... I'm sure none of us has. It's worth picking up again. It's about this whale..."''
-->-- '''Ruth''', ''Wonderful Town''

Sometimes, PopculturalOsmosis only works part of the way, and as a result, certain famous works or events are only known for one or two lines.

For example, EverybodyKnowsThat Martin Luther King Jr. made a famous speech where he pronounced "I have a dream"... though -- sad as it may be -- it's getting increasingly rarer to find people who could tell you anything else about that speech, or what it was even about.

To make things worse, a show which attempts to [[ShallowParody parody]] said event will [[ShallowParody only include that one line]].

Often the result of NeverLiveItDown and AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame, and is a common cause of ItWasHisSled. If this phenomenon is blown out of proportion enough that the original context seems to become irrelevant, it's MemeticMutation. See also CommonKnowledge.

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'''The Game''' [[spoiler: [[MemeticMutation You just lost it]].]]

Underneath each item is a list of "stock facts" that everybody seems to know about a person, place, event, or work. Try to guess as many of them as possible before looking at the spoilers. Double points if you know the specific significance or context of each fact.

Possible answers will be:
* The premise
* Events
* Specific details or facts
* Well-known quotes
* Completely incorrect information which somehow got associated with it. (Triple points for these, if you both know it and understand why it's wrong!)

'''Guideline when adding new entries:''' It must be something that ''the majority of people'', not just you, or a specific niche of the fandom, are able to recall from memory.

Also, you may add an explanation if you so choose, but it's not mandatory.

Finally, '''Be warned: There are many spoilers!'''
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!!![+ Everybody Knows That...+]

* ''[[TwoThousandOne 2001 A Space Odyssey]]'' and series
** [[spoiler:"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that"]]
** [[spoiler:"Will I dream?"]]
** [[spoiler:The big black cuboid [[BigDumbObject Monolith]]]]
*** [[spoiler:"Oh my god... it's full of stars!"]]
** [[spoiler:"But you'll look sweet/upon the seat/of a bicycle buuilt for twooooooooo...]]
** [[spoiler: [[GooGooGodlike The Star Child]]]]
* ''[[ThreeHundred 300]]''
** [[spoiler: THIS! IS! SPARTAAAA! (kicks other guy into pit)]]
** [[spoiler: TONIGHT! WE DINE! IN HELL!]]
* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney''
** [[spoiler:It's about HotBlooded lawyers who like to give the pointer finger.]]
** [[spoiler:'''OBJECTION!''']]
** [[spoiler:Phoenix and Edgeworth are [[HoYay incredibly gay together]]. (But they actually aren't)]]
* UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln
** [[spoiler:Ended slavery / Freed the slaves.]]
** [[spoiler:Was assassinated.]]
** [[spoiler:Had a tall black hat and facial hair.]]
** [[spoiler:Is on the US penny and $5 bill]]
** [[spoiler:"Four score and seven years ago..."]]
* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler
** [[spoiler:[[ThoseWackyNazis Leader of the Nazis]].]]
** [[spoiler:Started World War 2]]
** [[spoiler:Responsible for the Holocaust.]]
** [[spoiler:Committed suicide]]
** [[spoiler:[[GodwinsLaw Oddly similar to everyone you disagree with]].]]
** [[spoiler:He was a vegetarian... maybe.]]
** [[spoiler:Didn't manage to get into art school...twice.]]
** [[spoiler:Wrote a book called ''Mein Kampf'']]
** [[spoiler:[[HitlerAteSugar Ate sugar.]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[MemeticMutation Has only got one ball]].]]
** [[spoiler:[[GoodHairEvilHair Had a funny moustache.]]]]

* AlbertEinstein
** [[spoiler:Relativity]]
** [[spoiler:E = mc^2]]
** [[spoiler:"God does not play dice with the Universe."]]
** [[spoiler:[[EinsteinHair His hair]]]]
** [[spoiler:Was allegedly [[BlatantLies a slow student]], much to the delight of motivational speakers everywhere.]]
** [[spoiler:Took a picture showing his tongue.]]
** [[spoiler:Always makes you look smart when you quote him... even when the quote is fake.]]
* Creator/AlfredHitchcock
** [[spoiler:Made a cameo in each of his own films.]]
** [[spoiler:Even folks who've never seen Alfred Hitchcock Presents can usually hum the theme song, Funeral March of the Marionettes.]]
** [[spoiler:''TheBirds'']]
*** [[spoiler:A bunch of black birds gather around and then attack someone,]]
** [[spoiler:''Film/{{Psycho}}'']]
*** [[spoiler:A girl gets stabbed in the shower with [[PsychoStrings freaky music]] playing.]]
**** [[spoiler:Norman Bates is the killer and his mother]]
* ''Film/AlexanderNevsky''
** [[spoiler:Ice breaks, the knights drown.]]
* ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' and ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass''
** [[spoiler:Alice eats stuff that changes her size.]]
** [[spoiler:The White Rabbit, who is late]]
** [[spoiler:The Caterpillar, who smokes a hookah]]
** [[spoiler:The Cheshire Cat]]
** [[spoiler:The Mad Tea Party]]
*** [[spoiler:TheMadHatter]]
*** [[spoiler:The March Hare]]
*** [[spoiler:"Why is a raven like a writing-desk?"]]
** [[spoiler:The Queen of Hearts, who constantly shouts "OffWithHisHead!"]]
** [[spoiler:The Jabberwocky]]
*** [[spoiler:"'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves\\Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;\\All mimsy were the borogoves,\\And the mome raths outgrabe."]]
** [[spoiler:The Walrus and the Carpenter]]
*** [[spoiler:"The time has come," the Walrus said,\\"To talk of many things:\\Of shoes-- and ships-- and sealing-wax--\\And cabbages-- and kings--\\And why the sea is boiling hot--\\And whether pigs have wings."]]
* ''Film/AmericanPie''
** [[spoiler: "This one time, at band camp ..."]]
** [[spoiler:The kid has sex with a pie.]]
* UsefulNotes/AndrewJohnson
** [[spoiler: Had an impeachment trial]]
* ''Theatre/AnythingGoes''
** [[spoiler: It's all on a boat]]
* BarackObama
** [[spoiler:First African-American President.]]
** [[spoiler:"Yes, we can!"]]
** [[spoiler:Osama bin Laden went down on his watch.]]
** [[spoiler:"Hope and Change" (paraphrased, mostly used sarcastically by detractors)]]
* ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''
** [[spoiler:A Batsuit with rubber nipples.]]
** [[spoiler:Mr. Freeze makes a LOT of ice puns.]]
** [[spoiler:A Batbomb?]]
*** [[spoiler:Bat Credit Card?!?]]
* Music/TheBeatles
** [[spoiler: Played the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.]]
** [[spoiler: PaulMcCartney played left-handed a bass that looked like a violin.]]
*** [[spoiler: But it wasn't a left-handed guitar. It was a right-handed guitar that he restrung to play upside-down.]]
** [[spoiler: Recorded Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand, still considered one of the best albums of all time.]]
** [[spoiler: Recorded "Yesterday", the most covered song ever.]]
** [[spoiler: TheWalrusWasPaul.]]
*** [[spoiler: Number 9, number 9, number 9...]]
** [[spoiler: "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah."]]
*** [[spoiler: "Woooooo!" *shakes head*]]
** [[spoiler: Had [[IdolSinger screaming teenage female fans]].]]
** [[spoiler: The Beatle "mop-top" haircuts and matching suits.]]
** [[spoiler: JohnLennon:]]
*** [[spoiler: Wore glasses.]]
*** [[spoiler: Married YokoOno in the late '60's, [[YokoOhNo who is blamed]] (or {{Misblamed}}) for breaking up the band.]]
*** [[spoiler: Was shot and killed in 1980.]]
*** [[spoiler: Said that Music/TheBeatles were "More popular than Jesus".]]
** [[spoiler: PaulMcCartney was left-handed]]
** [[spoiler: RingoStarr had a big nose.]]
** [[spoiler: Were interested in the religion/culture/music of India late in their careers. Especially GeorgeHarrison.]]
* Creator/BenjaminFranklin
** [[spoiler:The electric kite experiment.]]
** [[spoiler:On the $100 bill]]
** [[spoiler:Poor Richard's Almanack]]
** [[spoiler:"Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."]]
* Literature/TheBible - The Old Testament
** [[spoiler:Adam and Eve eat the Fruit of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden.]]
** [[spoiler:Cain kills Abel.]]
** [[spoiler:Noah builds the Ark to survive the Flood.]]
*** [[spoiler: The Ark carried Noah's family and two of each animal on Earth]].
** [[spoiler:Moses leads the slaves out of Egypt, parting the Red Sea on the way.]]
** [[spoiler:Moses brings down the Ten Commandments.]]
** [[spoiler:David kills Goliath with a sling.]]
** [[spoiler:Job has a pretty rotten time.]]
* Literature/TheBible - The New Testament
** [[spoiler: Mary gives birth to Jesus in a Bethlehem manger.]]
** [[spoiler: Jesus walks on water, amongst other miracles.]]
** [[spoiler: Jesus has a Last Supper.]]
** [[spoiler: Judas betrays Jesus to the Romans.]]
** [[spoiler: Jesus dies on the cross, wearing a crown of thorns.]]
** [[spoiler: Jesus is resurrected three days later.]]
** [[spoiler: The [[FourIsDeath four]] HorsemenOfTheApocalypse.]]
* UsefulNotes/BillClinton
** [[spoiler: ...did not inhale.]]
** [[spoiler: He did not have sexual relations with that woman.]]
** [[spoiler: It depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is.]]
** [[spoiler: He feels your pain.]]
** [[spoiler: Was impeached but not convicted. Remained President.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}''
** [[spoiler: A man chooses, a slave obeys.]]
* ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''
** [[spoiler:"I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."]]
** [[spoiler:"Play it again, Sam." ''([[BeamMeUpScotty Which was never spoken in the movie]])'']]
** [[spoiler:"Here's looking at you, kid"]]
** [[spoiler:"I'm shocked, ''shocked'', to find that gambling is going on in here!"]]
** [[spoiler:"You'll regret it... maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life."]]
** [[spoiler:"Round up the usual suspects."]]
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''
** [[spoiler: Dracula comes back from the dead (again).]]
** [[spoiler: Our hero kills him with a whip.]]
** [[spoiler:"[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets]]!"]]
** [[spoiler:"[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest What a horrible night to have a curse]]."]]
* CharlesDickens
** ''Literature/AChristmasCarol''
*** [[spoiler: Ebenezer Scrooge]]
*** [[spoiler: "BAH HUMBUG!"]]
*** [[spoiler: Three spirits: Christmas Past, Christmas Present, Christmas Future (Yet to Come)]]
** ''ATaleOfTwoCities''
*** [[spoiler: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."]]
* ''Film/CitizenKane''
** [[spoiler:[[ItWasHisSled Rosebud was his sled]]]]
* Creator/ClintEastwood
** [[spoiler: [[Film/DirtyHarry Harry Callahan]]]]
*** [[spoiler: "You've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?"]]
*** [[spoiler: "[[Film/SuddenImpact Go ahead, make my day]]."]]
** [[spoiler: Film/{{Firefox}}]]
*** [[spoiler: "You must think in Russian."]]
* ''Film/TheCryingGame''
** [[spoiler:[[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame Dil]] is a pre-op transsexual woman.]]
* ''Film/TheDarkKnight''
** [[spoiler:Why so serious?]]
** [[spoiler:[[EyeScream How about a magic trick?]]]]
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''
** [[spoiler:[[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins Penguins,]] [[VerbalTic dood!]]]]
* DrJekyllAndMrHyde
** [[spoiler:[[JekyllAndHyde Jekyll and Hyde]]]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** [[spoiler:The Doctor is a Time Lord.]]
** [[spoiler:[[TheNthDoctor The Doctor regenerates]].]]
** [[spoiler: His time machine/spaceship is a phone box that's [[AlienGeometry bigger on the inside]]. Except it's actually a police box.]]
*** [[spoiler: And it's called the TARDIS.]]
** [[spoiler: The original series had hilariously low production values.]]
*** [[spoiler: And featured lots of running through corridors.]]
*** [[spoiler: And lots of [[BBCQuarry strange alien worlds]].]]
** [[spoiler: Captain Jack Harkness loves AnythingThatMoves.]]
** [[spoiler: EXTERMINATE!! EXTERMINATE!!]]
*** [[spoiler: Daleks have plungers for hands, egg whisks for guns and pepper pots for bodies.]]
** [[spoiler: The theme song.]]
** [[spoiler: It makes you hide behind the sofa.]]
** [[spoiler: The Doctor has a sonic screwdriver.]]
* ''Literature/DonQuixote''
** [[spoiler:A madman tries to fight a windmill.]]
** [[spoiler: Sancho Panza]]
** [[spoiler: "En un lugar de La Mancha, de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme..." is the Spanish cultural equivalent to "To be or not to be, that is the question."]]
** [[spoiler: Was writen by Miguel de Cervantes as a parody of chivalry novels.]]
** [[spoiler: Happens in La Mancha.]]
** [[spoiler: Has 2 volumes.]]
* ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''
** [[spoiler:A Transylvanian aristocrat is actually a vampire and can turn into a bat.]]
** [[spoiler:In the end, he dies.]]
* ''Film/{{Dracula 1931}}''
** [[spoiler:look into my eyes.]]
** [[spoiler:I bid you, goodnight]]
** [[spoiler:[[IDoNotDrinkWine He never drinks... wine.]]]]
* ''Film/DrStrangelove''
** [[spoiler:You can't fight in here, this is the War Room!]]
** [[spoiler:MEIN FUHRER! I CAN WALK!]]
** [[spoiler:Guy in a cowboy hat[[note]](It's Slim Pickins)[[/note]] riding an a-bomb.]]
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
** [[spoiler: It features muscular men fighting each other by shooting energy beams out of their hands.]]
** [[spoiler:[=IT'S=] [[OverNineThousand OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAND]]!!!!!]]
*** [[spoiler: What?! Nine thousand?! That can't be right, CAN IIIT?!]]
** [[spoiler: Kame hame ha !]]
* ''Film/ETTheExtraterrestrial''
** [[spoiler: E.T. has a glowing finger]]
** [[spoiler:"E.T. phone home."]]
** [[spoiler:Henry the kid and E.T. flying through the sky in a bike]]
** [[spoiler:The infamous video game adaption]]
* ''Film/TheExorcist''
** [[spoiler:If your head twists more than it's possible, you're possessed by demons.]]
** [[spoiler:Pea soup vomit.]]
** [[spoiler:"Your mother sucks cocks in Hell!"]]
* ''[[FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin]]''
** [[spoiler: Alma rapes Sgt. Beckett.]]
* ''Film/FatalAttraction''
** [[spoiler: Bunny boiler.]]
** [[spoiler: "I'm not going to be ''ignored'', Dan!"]]
* ''Film/AFewGoodMen''
** [[spoiler:[[YouCantHandleTheParody You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!]]]] (Also an example of a BeamMeUpScotty)
* ''Film/FightClub''
** [[spoiler:The first rule of Fight Club is you DO NOT talk about Fight Club / The second rule...]]
** [[spoiler:Tyler Durden isn't real]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''
** [[spoiler: You SpoonyBard!]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''
** [[spoiler: Famous for its deep and incomprehensible story]].
** [[spoiler: Famous for its [[{{BFS}} big swords]], breasts, and other big stuff.]]
** [[spoiler: The dude with the [[AnimeHair spiky blonde hair.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Aeris dies.]]
** [[spoiler: Even after being told that Meteor's gonna blow up the world in a few days, [[TakeYourTime you can spend time at the Gold Saucer like nothing's wrong]].]]
** [[spoiler: [[BigBad SEPH]][[OminousLatinChanting -I-]][[OneWingedAngel ROTH!]]]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''
** [[spoiler: They were all at the same orphanage together. Save for Irvine, they had all forgotten due to the use of their Guardian Forces.]]
* ''FinalFantasyXIII2
** [[spoiler: It's all about time travelling]]
** [[spoiler: Sera dies]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''
** [[spoiler: "YABBA DABBA DOO!"]]
** [[spoiler: MelBlanc was the voice of Barney Rubble.]]
** [[spoiler: Fred accidentally lets the saber-toothed tiger back in [[EveryEpisodeEnding when each episode ends]].]]
* ''ForrestGump''
** [[spoiler:Forrest runs.]]
*** [[spoiler:"Run, Forest! Run!"]]
** [[spoiler:"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna to get."]]
** [[spoiler:"Shit happens".]]
** [[spoiler: [[BeenThereShapedHistory Stumbles onto historical events.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Was played by Tom Hanks]].
* ''Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}''
** [[spoiler:A mad scientist throws a switch which causes electricity to be channeled down into a figure laying on a table]]
** [[spoiler:Monster made out of body parts.]]
** [[spoiler:A creepy hunch-backed assistant named [[TheIgor Igor]]]]
** [[spoiler:"It's Alive!"]]
** [[spoiler:"Yeth, Mathter."]]
* ''FreeWilly''
** [[spoiler:Willy jumping over Jesse.]]
* ''{{Garfield}}''
** [[spoiler:He's a cat that hates Mondays and loves lasagna.]]
* UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington
** [[spoiler:He cut down a cherry tree]]
*** [[spoiler:And couldn't tell a lie about it]]
*** [[spoiler: Both of these originated in a poem well after his death.]]
** [[spoiler:He was the first president of the U.S.]]
** [[spoiler:He crossed the Delaware River]]
** [[spoiler:He's pictured on the US dollar bill and quarters]]
** [[spoiler:Wore false teeth that actually were not wooden (they were ivory).]]
* UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush
** [[spoiler: [[SaturdayNightLive Strategery]].]]
** [[spoiler: Misunderestimate.]]
** [[spoiler: Nucular]]
** [[spoiler:"Heckuva job, Brownie"]]
** [[spoiler: Led the U.S. into the Iraq War and a recession.]]
** [[spoiler: Googler.]]
** [[spoiler: Dodged a shoe thrown by an irate Iraqi.]]
* ''{{Ghostbusters}}''
** [[spoiler: "Who ya gonna call?"]]
** [[spoiler: "He slimed me!"]]
** [[spoiler: Giant marshmallow man.]]
* ''GilligansIsland''
** [[spoiler: The seven of them were aboard the ''S.S. Minnow''.]]
** [[spoiler: "Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale..."]]
* ''Film/TheGodfather''
** [[spoiler: "Make him an offer he can't refuse."]]
** [[spoiler: "Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes."]]
** [[spoiler: Man wakes up, finds a decapitated head of a horse in his bed. Based on this, some writers have come up with the idea that putting a horse head into someone's bed is a common way for the Mafia to scare people, even though in The Godfather the horse head is there only because that particular horse was important to that particular man.]]
** [[spoiler: "Nothing personal, it's just business."]]
** [[spoiler: "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."]]
* Franchise/{{Godzilla}}
** [[spoiler:He fights Film/KingKong in [[Film/KingKongVsGodzilla one movie]].]]
** [[spoiler:Destroys Tokyo on a daily basis.]]
* ''GoneWithTheWind''
** [[spoiler: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."]]
** [[spoiler: "After all, tomorrow is another day."]]
** [[spoiler: "As God as my witness..."]]
* ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''
** [[spoiler:There is a [[MexicanStandoff duel]]]]
** [[spoiler:"ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld, my friend. [[ItWorksBetterWithBullets Those with loaded guns]], and those who dig. You dig."]]
* ''{{Hamlet}}''
** [[spoiler:"To be, or not to be. That is the question."]]
** [[spoiler:"AlasPoorYorick! I knew him, Horatio."]]
*** [[spoiler:A brooding young man speaks to a skull in his hand.]]
** [[spoiler:Everybody dies at the end.]]
** [[spoiler:"Good night, sweet prince."]]
** [[spoiler:"GetTheeToANunnery!"]]
** [[spoiler:"The Melancholy Dane"]]
* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
** [[spoiler:He wears glasses and has a scar on his forehead.]]
** [[spoiler:He goes to Hogwarts.]]
** [[spoiler:He's friends with Ron and Hermione]]
** [[spoiler:"You're a wizard, Harry."]]
** [[spoiler:Harry has a pet owl called Hedwig.]]
** [[spoiler:Lord Voldemort is the bad guy and he doesn't have a nose.]]
* [[TheHouseOfTudor Henry VIII]]
** [[spoiler: Had six wives.]]
** [[spoiler: Father of Elizabeth I and Bloody Mary.]]
** [[spoiler: Was really fat.]]
** [[spoiler: liked to have people beheaded, including his wives.]]
* ''HomeImprovement''
** [[spoiler:"I don't think so, Tim."]]
** [[spoiler:[[TimTaylorTechnology "MORE POWER!"]]]]
* ''ILoveLucy''
** [[spoiler:The heart logo.]]
** [[spoiler:Vitametavegemin.]]
** [[spoiler:"Lucy, I'm home!"]]
** [[spoiler:Lucy has to "splain" something to Ricky.]]
* ''Film/{{Inception}}'':
** [[spoiler: It has something to do with dreams...]]
*** [[spoiler: ...within dreams...]]
**** [[spoiler: ...within dreams.]]
** [[spoiler: Spinning totem.]]
** [[spoiler: "We need to go deeper."]]
** [[spoiler: "The dream is collapsing."]]
** [[spoiler: "Quick, give me a kiss"]]
** [[spoiler: "You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling."]]
* ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy''
** [[spoiler:[[PlatformHell It's really, really hard to win.]]]]
** [[spoiler:APPLES DON'T FALL UP!]]
*** [[spoiler:They're actually more like giant cherries.]]
** [[spoiler:You get killed by a fake error message.]]
*** [[spoiler:And a fake save point!]]
** [[spoiler:YOU JUMPED INTO A SWORD, YOU RETARD.]]
** [[spoiler:'''GAME OVER''' - PRESS 'R' TO TRY AGAIN]]
* ''Film/JamesBond''
** [[spoiler: "Bond. James Bond."]]
** [[spoiler: "Shaken, not stirred."]]
** [[spoiler: 007 - 00 stands for the license to kill]]
** [[spoiler: "Ooooh, James!"]]
** [[spoiler: Spy gadgets, possibly laser cufflinks or a [[GadgetWatches gadget watch]]]].
** [[spoiler: "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!"]]
** [[spoiler: Villain explains plans [[NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine during dinner]] and puts him in [[DeathTrap elaborate traps]] [[BondVillainStupidity instead of simply shooting him.]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[BondGunBarrel Shoots the camera, blood covers the screen.]]]]
* Creator/JamesCagney
** [[spoiler:The line, "You dirty rat", [[BeamMeUpScotty which he never said in any of his movies.]]]]
** [[spoiler:The line "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!" from ''Film/WhiteHeat'', which is sometimes remembered as "Top of the world, Ma!"]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons''
** [[spoiler: "[[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity JETSON! YOU'RE FIRED!]]"]]
** [[spoiler: MelBlanc was the voice of Mr. Spacely.]]
** [[spoiler: "HELP! JANE! STOP THIS CRAZY THING!"]]
* UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy
** [[spoiler:"Ask not what your country can do for you..."]]
** [[spoiler:was Roman Catholic.]]
** [[spoiler:Shot dead in his car in Dallas, TX.]]
** [[spoiler:Promised to put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s.]]
** [[spoiler:"Ich bin ein Berliner."]]
** [[spoiler:The Cuban Missile Crisis.]]
* ''KingdomHearts''
** [[spoiler:…is light!]]
** [[spoiler:A kid fights with a giant key alongside Disney and Franchise/FinalFantasy characters.]]
*** [[spoiler:"Got it memorized?"]]
* ''Film/KingKong''
** [[spoiler:He climbs a skyscraper.]]
*** [[spoiler:Holding a woman while doing so.]]
*** [[spoiler:Biplanes circle around shooting at him.]]
*** [[spoiler:And he ends up [[DisneyVillainDeath falling to his death.]]]]
** [[spoiler:"'Twas beauty killed the beast."]]
** [[spoiler:He fought Franchise/{{Godzilla}} once…and won.]]
* Music/LedZeppelin
** [[spoiler:Recorded "Stairway to Heaven," widely considered the greatest song ever and/or [[AdoredByTheNetwork the most overplayed song ever]].]]
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
** [[spoiler: The main character is an elf named Link.]]
*** [[spoiler:Even though Link IS NOT an elf.]]
** [[spoiler: He finds pieces of the Triforce. (In the original game, and a couple others.)]]
** [[spoiler: He fights a pig named Ganon.]]
*** [[spoiler: As well as monsters called octoroks that... spit rocks!]]
** [[spoiler: [[MostAnnoyingSound HEY! LISTEN!]]]]
*** [[spoiler:[[VoiceGrunting "Hyaa! Hut! Haa!"]]]]
** [[spoiler:"It's dangerous to go alone! Take this."]]
** [[spoiler:SpinAttack.]]
** [[spoiler:[[RewardingVandalism Smashing pots to find money.]]]]
* ''Literature/LesMiserables''
** [[spoiler: Someone steals a loaf of bread]]
** [[spoiler: A [[InspectorJavert police officer]] relentlessly hunts the protagonist.]]
** [[spoiler: "I dreamed a dream..."]]
* ''Disney/TheLionKing''
** [[spoiler:"HakunaMatata"]]
** [[spoiler:"The circle of life."]]
*** [[spoiler:NAAAAAAAASH'BENYAAAAAA MABAGI TSEBABA]]
** [[spoiler:Mufasa dies.]]
* ''TheLoneRanger''
** [[spoiler:"Hi Ho Silver... AWAY!"]]
** [[spoiler:"Who was that masked man?"]]
** [[spoiler:Theme music: The William Tell Overture.]]
** [[spoiler:Always leaves a silver bullet when he departs at the end of the episode/movie.]]
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''
** [[spoiler: "One Ring to rule them all…"]]
** [[spoiler: {{Hobbits}}]]
** [[spoiler: "My precious!"]]
** [[spoiler: Elves. Especially Legolas.]]
** [[spoiler: Orcs take the Hobbits to Isengard.]]
** [[spoiler: "YouShallNotPass."]]
*** [[spoiler: In the book, "You cannot pass."]]
** [[spoiler: "One does not simply walk into Mordor."]]
* ''{{Lost}}''
** [[spoiler: Survivors of a plane crash in a mysterious island.]]
** [[spoiler: A smoke monster and polar bears.]]
** [[spoiler: The plot is overly complicated.]]
* LudwigVanBeethoven
** [[spoiler: He was deaf (and composed music despite losing his hearing)]]
** [[spoiler: Ode to Joy (AKA the final movement of his 9th symphony)]]
** [[spoiler: Da Da Da DANNN! (AKA the first movement of his 5th symphony)]]
** [[spoiler: Für Elise]]
** [[spoiler: Moonlight Sonata]]
* ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''
** "[[spoiler:The stuff that dreams are made of.]]"
* Machiavelli's ''Literature/ThePrince''
** [[spoiler: It is better to be feared than loved.]]
* MarilynMonroe
** [[spoiler:Had an affair with President Kennedy. ''Happy birthday, Mr. President...'']]
** [[spoiler:[[MarilynManeuver The famous scene from ''The Seven Year Itch'' where her dress is blown up by a sidewalk vent.]]]]
** [[spoiler:Died of an overdose.]]
** [[spoiler:Real name Norma Jean.]]
* ''Film/TheMatrix''
** [[spoiler:BulletTime (so much that any slow motion action leads people to reference it.)]]
** [[spoiler:"There is no spoon."]]
** [[spoiler:"[[WireFu Matrix-like]]" fight scenes.]]
** [[spoiler:[[RedPillBluePill Red pill or blue pill]]?]]
** [[spoiler:"[[VerbThis Dodge this.]]"]]
** [[spoiler:"Neo: I know kung fu - Morpheus: Show me."]]
* MichaelJackson
** [[spoiler: "Heee hee!"]]
** [[spoiler: "Chamone!"]]
** [[spoiler: Was black, then was white.]]
** [[spoiler: Did the moonwalk.]]
* ''MobyDick''
** [[spoiler:"Call me Ishmael."]]
** [[spoiler:Some pirate with one leg is hunting a white whale.]]
** [[spoiler:Contains reams of seemingly-pointless information about whales.]]
** [[spoiler:"From Hell's heart I stab at thee!"]]
** [[spoiler:"Thar she blows!"]]
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''
** [[spoiler: It's...]]
** [[spoiler: And now for something completely different!]]
** [[spoiler: NO ONE expects the Spanish Inquisition!]]
** [[spoiler: The Lumberjack Song: "I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay."]]
** [[spoiler: This is an EX-PARROT!]]
** [[spoiler: The Ministry of Silly Walks]]
** [[spoiler: DoesNotLikeSpam]]
** ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''
*** [[spoiler: "It's just a flesh wound."]]
*** [[spoiler: The Knights who say "Ni."]]
*** [[spoiler: The KillerRabbit.]]
*** [[spoiler: The Holy Hand Grenade]]
*** [[spoiler: "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!"]]
*** [[spoiler: "What do you mean? An African or European swallow?"]]
*** [[spoiler: "Run away! Run away!"]]
*** [[spoiler: "One, two, five! (Three sir!) THREE!"]]
*** [[spoiler: "What is your name? What is your quest? What is your favorite color?"]]
** ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian''
*** [[spoiler:"What have the Romans ever done for us?"]]
*** [[spoiler:"He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy."]]
*** [[spoiler:"Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life"]]
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''
** [[spoiler:Shinji is whiny and annoying [[AmericansHateTingle (depends on your point of view)]].]]
** [[spoiler:[[GainaxEnding "Congratulations!"]]]]
* ''NetHack''
** [[spoiler:[[NintendoHard It's really, really hard to win.]]]]
** [[spoiler:The shrieker shrieks!]]
** [[spoiler:TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything.]]
** [[spoiler:[[HaveANiceDeath "Do you want your possessions identified?"]]]]
* Paul Revere
** [[spoiler:"Listen, my children, and you shall hear/Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere"]]
** [[spoiler:"One if by land, two if by sea"]]
** [[spoiler:"The British are coming! The British are coming!"]]
* ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''
** [[spoiler:''[[InsistentTerminology Captain]]'' Jack Sparrow]]
*** [[spoiler:He's got a [[ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest jar of dirt]].]]
*** [[spoiler:And wondering why the rum's gone.]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}''
** [[spoiler:"We have met the enemy and he is us."]]
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime
** [[spoiler:[[GottaCatchThemAll "Gotta catch 'em all!"]]]]
** [[spoiler:"I choose you!"]]
** [[spoiler:"Pi-ka-chu!"]]
** [[spoiler:[[ATwinkleInTheSky "Team Rocket's blasting off again!"]]]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''
** [[spoiler: TheCakeIsALie.]]
** [[spoiler: [=GLaDOS=] is Still Alive.]]
** [[spoiler: "I don't want your damn lemons! What am I supposed to do with these?!"]]
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' (Note that [[FirstInstallmentWins they all come from]] [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers the first year.]])
** [[spoiler: [[ByThePowerOfGreyskull "It's Morphin' Time!"]] "Dragonzord!" "Mastodon!" "Pterodactyl!" "Triceratops!" "Sabertooth Tiger!" "Tyannosaurus!"]]
** [[spoiler: [[RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude "Recruit a team of teenagers with attitude!"]]]]
** [[spoiler: "{{Make my monster grow}}!"]]
* ''Film/ThePrincessBride''
** [[spoiler: "JustForFun/{{Hello}}. MyNameIsInigoMontoya. YouKilledMyFather. PrepareToDie."]]
** [[spoiler: "INCONCEIVABLE!"]]
*** [[spoiler: "[[YouKeepUsingThatWord You keep using that word]]. I do not think it means what you think it means."]]
** [[spoiler: "Have fun storming the castle."]]
** [[spoiler: [[IAmNotLeftHanded "I am not left-handed."]]]]
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''
** [[spoiler: [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Kyubey]] is evil! [[WellIntentionedExtremist (Well, sort of.)]]]]
** [[spoiler: Mami [[LosingYourHead loses her head.]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[DealWithTheDevil "Make a contract with me!"]]]]
* ''{{Film/Rocky}}'' series
** [[spoiler: Runs up some steps and punches the air.]]
** [[spoiler: Adrian!]]
** [[spoiler: "Eye of the Tiger"]]
** [[spoiler: Apollo Creed dies.]]
** [[spoiler: Rocky fights MrT.]]
** [[spoiler: Rocky fights a Soviet Russian guy.]]
** [[spoiler: The movies are numbered with Roman numerals: II, III, IV, V, except the last one which is Rocky Balboa.]]
* ''RockyHorrorPictureShow''
** [[spoiler:[[TimCurry "I'm just a sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania..."]]]]
** [[spoiler: The Time Warp. It's just a jump to the left....]]
** [[spoiler:They eat MeatLoaf (the singer, not the food) during the dinner scene.]]
* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''
** [[spoiler:It's a love story.]]
** [[spoiler:They commit suicide at the end.]]
** [[spoiler:"Star-cross'd lovers".]]
** [[spoiler:"O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" Often quoted without the initial "O"; frequently cited as though "wherefore" meant "where" rather than "why".]]
** [[spoiler:"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."]]
* Creator/SamuelLJackson
** ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane''
*** [[spoiler:"I had it with these motherfuckin' snakes on this motherfuckin' plane!"]]
** ''Film/PulpFiction''
*** [[spoiler:Does he LOOK... Like a BITCH?!]]
*** [[spoiler:Say what again. SAY WHAT AGAIN! I DARE YOU! I DOUBLE DARE YOU MOTHERFUCKER! SAY WHAT ONE MORE GODDAMN TIME!]]
*** [[spoiler:Ezekiel 25:17]]
** ''TheIncredibles''
*** [[spoiler:Honey? Where's my Supersuit!]]
*** [[spoiler:WHERE! IS! MY! SUPER! SUIT!]]
*** [[spoiler:YOU TELL ME WHERE MY SUIT IS WOMAN!]]
* ''{{Saw}}''
** [[spoiler: "I want to play a game"]]
** [[spoiler: Sawing your own limbs off.]]
** [[spoiler: The puppet]]
** [[spoiler: Jigsaw]]
* Literature/SherlockHolmes
** [[spoiler: "Elementary, my dear Watson" [[BeamMeUpScotty (which he never said in the books)]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[IconicOutfit Deerstalker and cape]] (which he never wore[[note]]He ''did'' however, have a pipe.[[/note]]) ]]
** [[spoiler: Being a PrivateDetective (which he never was [[note]]He was a ''consulting'' detective.[[/note]])]]
** [[spoiler: [[SherlockScan Deductive reasoning]] [[RunningGag (which he never used]] [[note]]the correct term is ''inductive'' reasoning.[[/note]] )]]
** [[spoiler: Has an assistant called Dr Watson, who doubles as narrator for most of the stories]]
** [[spoiler: Holmes didn't die at Reichenbach Falls.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** [[spoiler:"D'oh!"]]
* ''TheSixthSense''
** [[spoiler:Bruce Willis' character is dead.]]
** [[spoiler:[[ISeeDeadPeople "I see dead people."]]]]
* ''SonicTheHedgehog''
** [[spoiler:[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Super-fast hedgehog]] fighting a fat guy in a hovering arm chair]]
** [[spoiler: Has [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters too many bloody friends]] and hasn't been very good since the mid-nineties]].
** [[spoiler: [[InterspeciesRomance Was once kissed on the mouth by a human princess while dead]]]].
* ''SoylentGreen''
** [[spoiler:is people!]]
* SpiderMan
** [[spoiler: "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility."]]
** [[spoiler: The original theme song - "Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Does Whatever a Spider Can."]]
** [[spoiler: The upside down kiss.]]
* ''VideoGame/StarFox''
** [[spoiler:"Do a barrel roll!"]]
** [[spoiler:"Can't let you do that, Star Fox!"]]
** [[spoiler: "Help me Fox!"]]
* Franchise/{{Superman}}
** [[spoiler: "Up, up, and away!"]]
** [[spoiler: "Faster than a speeding bullet; more powerful than a locomotive; able to leap tall buildings InASingleBound."]]
** [[spoiler: "Look, up in the sky: It's a bird! It's a plane!..."]]
** [[spoiler: "This looks like a job for Superman!"]]
** [[spoiler: Vulnerable to [[KryptoniteFactor Kryptonite.]]]]
** [[spoiler: "The Man of Steel"]]
** [[spoiler: Last son of the destroyed planet Krypton.]]
** [[spoiler: His secret identity is Clark Kent, thanks to a pair of [[PaperThinDisguise glasses]]. The fact that his birth name is Kal-El is also well known, but not as ubiquitous.]]
** [[spoiler: Girlfriend - Lois Lane; best friend - Jimmy Olsen; archenemy - LexLuthor.]]
** [[spoiler: In order of "everybody knowsness": Superstrength; flight; invulnerability; X-Ray vision; heat vision; superspeed; telescopic vision; superbreath; super hearing.]]
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''
** [[spoiler: "It's a-me, Mario!"]]
** [[spoiler: The other brother's name is Luigi.]]
** [[spoiler: Eats [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs shrooms]].]]
** [[spoiler: [[GoombaStomp Stomps on turtles and little brown things.]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[IconicOutfit Overalls]] and a [[BadassMustache stache.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Enters green pipes.]]
** [[spoiler: [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle The princess is in another castle]].]]
** [[spoiler: Collects coins. Trades one hundred for green mushrooms.]]
* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
** [[spoiler:"BeamMeUpScotty."]]
** [[spoiler:"Uh dun't haf the par!"]]
** [[spoiler:"She canna take much more captain!"]]
** [[spoiler:Spock / A character with pointy ears]]
*** [[spoiler:"Fascinating."]]
*** [[spoiler: "Live long and Prosper"]]
*** [[spoiler: Vulcan salute]]
** [[spoiler:KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!]]
** [[spoiler:The ensign with the RedShirt will always die.]]
*** [[spoiler: Unless it's TNG or later, in which case the ensign in the mustard-coloured shirt will die.]]
** [[spoiler:"To boldly go where no one has gone before."]]
** [[spoiler:"He's dead, Jim."]]
*** [[spoiler:Bones is a doctor, not another profession more relevant to the situation at hand.]]
** [[spoiler:"We are Borg. Resistance is Futile."]]
*** [[spoiler:"You will be assimilated."]]
** [[spoiler:"Engage!"]]
*** [[spoiler:"Make it so."]]
* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** [[spoiler:"A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..."]]
*** [[spoiler:Wall of text scrolling off into the distance.]]
** [[spoiler:"Use the Force, Luke."]]
*** [[spoiler:"May the Force be with you."]]
** [[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather "I am your father."]]]]
** [[spoiler:There are warriors using [[LaserBlade light swords]], one of which is a cyborg.]]
** [[spoiler:Darth Vader wears a black helmet that helps him breathe. [[VaderBreath Heavily]].]]
** [[spoiler:The droids C-3P0 and R2-D2.]]
** [[spoiler:YouHaveFailedMe for the last time.]]
** [[spoiler:"I have a bad feeling about this."]]
** [[spoiler:"It's a trap!"]]
** [[spoiler:Jar Jar Binks, who is apparently the only character in the prequels.]]
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
** [[spoiler:Kamina and his [[CoolShades impossibly cool shades]].]]
*** [[spoiler:He dies in episode 8.]]
** [[spoiler:"Don't believe in yourself. Believe in me who believes in you!"]]
** [[spoiler:Galaxy-sized mecha.]]
** [[spoiler:"JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK WE ARE?"]]
** [[spoiler:"Mine is the drill that will pierce the heavens!"]]
* UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt
** [[spoiler:Fought at the battle of San Juan Hill]]
** [[spoiler: Had the Panama Canal built]]
** [[spoiler:Inspired the Teddy Bear]]
** [[spoiler:"Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick"]]
* ''Film/{{Titanic}}''
** [[spoiler: The boat sinks.]]
** [[spoiler: "I'm the king of the world!"]]
** [[spoiler: "Jack, I'm flying!"]]
** [[spoiler: The old lady throws the diamond overboard.]]
* ''Film/{{Troll 2}}''
** [[spoiler: They're eating her... and then they're going to eat me... OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!]]
** ''[[spoiler: You don't piss on hospitality!]]''
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''
** [[spoiler:Sparkly vampires.]]
** [[spoiler:Forks, Washington.]]
** [[spoiler:Edward Cullen.]]
** [[spoiler:Jacob Black, a WalkingShirtlessScene werewolf.]]
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone''
** [[spoiler:"There's something on the wing!"]]
** [[spoiler:"It's a cook book!! It's a cook book!!"]]
** [[spoiler:"Your next stop... The Twilight Zone."]]
* ''UncleTomsCabin''
** [[spoiler:Eliza crossing the ice]]
* ''WarGames''
** [[spoiler:"Shall we play a game?"]]
** [[spoiler:"A strange game. The only winning move is not to play"]]
* ''Theatre/WestSideStory''
** [[spoiler: "I like to be in America!"]]
** [[spoiler:"I've just met a girl named Maria"]]
** [[spoiler: "I feel pretty, Oh, so pretty."]]
** [[spoiler: The two sides are the Sharks and the Jets.]]
** [[spoiler: Fighting involves walking along snapping one's fingers.]]
** [[spoiler: It's ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''.]]
* UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill
** [[spoiler:"We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."]]
** [[spoiler:"I have nothing to offer but blood, tears, toil and sweat."]]
** [[spoiler:"Madam, if you were my wife, I would ''drink it!''" (said in response to Lady Nancy Astor, who told him: "If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee!")]]
** [[spoiler:"[[TheNowShow See some]] [[RunningGag of you there]]"]]
** [[spoiler:This is nonsense up with which I shall not put!]]
** [[spoiler:"Bessie, my dear, you are ugly, and what’s more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.” (After Bessie Bradock complained he was "disgustingly drunk.")]]
* UsefulNotes/WorldWarII
** [[spoiler: The Germans lost.]]
*** [[spoiler: thanks to the Russian winter.]]
** [[spoiler:America stayed out until Pearl Harbor.]]
** [[spoiler: Japan was nuked.]]
*** [[spoiler: and surrendered.]]
** [[spoiler: Paved the way for the UsefulNotes/ColdWar.]]
* YuGiOh
** "It's time to d-d-d-d-d-duel!"
** Childrens' card games are SeriousBusiness.
* ZeroWing
** [[spoiler:In A.D. 2101 WarWasBeginning]]
** [[spoiler:[[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs All your base are belong to us]]!]]
** [[spoiler:[[SomebodySetUpUsTheBomb Somebody set us up the bomb]]!]]
** [[spoiler:[[YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive You have no chance to survive]], make your time!]]
** [[spoiler:TakeOffEveryZig!]]
** [[spoiler:[[YouKnowWhatToDo You know what you doing]]!]]
** [[spoiler:[[ForGreatJustice For great justice]]!]]
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