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->'''Pit:''' Sooo... Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?!\\
'''[[spoiler:Viridi]]:''' You know that saying, "There are no bad questions"? Well, there are, and this is one of them! '''''WE ARE NOT THERE YET!!!'''''
-->-- ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''

StockPhrase in comedy, usually repeated ad nauseam, usually by children or childish characters, much to the annoyance of the other passengers. The stock response is a "We'll get there when we get there!" in an annoyed voice, or "Don't make me turn this car around!" when the driver is getting fed up.

Occasionally said when the character has fallen asleep and is being woken up. It still prompts exasperation because the character only needed to look about.

Goes without saying that this is TruthInTelevision. If the characters are instead waiting for something, but not actually going anywhere, the phrase may become "Is it time yet?! Is it time yet?!" or "How about now?"

Not to be confused with the [[Film/AreWeThereYet film]] of the same name, later adapted for television.

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* A car advertisement in Brazil featured a man and a boy on a road trip. The boy kept asking the question's Brazilian equivalent "Já chegamos?" (Have we already arrived?) until they finally arrived. The boy threw a small tantrum when the answer was yes.
* A British radio commercial for a product [[WhatWereTheySellingAgain we can't recall]] has a kid asking this with growing impatience before a GPS device shuts him up by telling that the destination is still several hundred miles away. Of note, the kid has a [[MostAnnoyingSound very shrill voice]], the commercial most commonly airs on mornings and a lot of people use radio alarm clocks. Do the math.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Natsu of ''Manga/FairyTail'' will often feebly asks "Are... we still... not... there... yet...?" whenever on any kind of transport, but in his case it's because he suffers from [[WeaksauceWeakness extreme motion sickness]] and can't wait to get out. He's once so out of it that he keeps asking even after they've arrived at destination.
* Said by [[{{TheHero}} Sora]] in the manga adaptation of ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII''. Even a 15-year-old with a legendary key-shaped sword can't be patient with train rides that are over two hours long.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* As the "big kid" of the team, you can count on Johnny for this in ''ComicBook/FantasticFour''. The first issue of Mark Waid's run, is just one example.
* In ''MarvelZombies 2'', after the zombified heroes ate just about everything in the universe, they decide to go back to Earth to find a way to make more food to satisfy their endless hunger. Along their journey, {{Spider-Man}} starts asking "So are we there yet?" while everyone else says "No." He continues asking until they finally get there, much to everyone's annoyance.
* During the "Civil War" tie-in issues of ''[[ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} Amazing Spider-Man]]'', ComicBook/IronMan [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness realises that Spidey is feeling really out of it]] when he ''doesn't'' take the opportunity to do this.
* Franchise/TheFlash and ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} one-shot opens with Wally West asking this. Given Dick is driving a guy with SuperSpeed, it makes sense he'd bore easily.
* ComicBook/TheSmurfs did this first in the comic book story ''The Astro Smurf'', when they were carting Astro Smurf and his spaceship to the inside of an inactive volcano, which became a constant running gag.
-->'''Smurf #1:''' Is it really that much further, Papa Smurf?\\
'''Papa Smurf:''' Not far now.\\
'''Smurf #2:''' Is it really that much further, Papa Smurf?\\
'''Papa Smurf:''' Not far now.\\
'''Smurf #3:''' Is it really that much further, Papa Smurf?\\
'''Papa Smurf:''' ''YES, IT IS!!!''
* Issue 26 of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' comic book had a story with this title in which Ren has to drive Stimpy and Sven to Six Flags Over Jello.
* Not in the ''Batman: Arkham'' series itself, but the prequel comics for each installment, one of which is also shown as the trope picture, has SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker saying this to one of the characters, presumably to annoy them. The first prequel comic, detailing the events leading up to ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', he says it to Batman as he's driving him back to Arkham Asylum. Batman answers by punching him in the face without taking his eyes off the wheel. The second prequel comic, detailing the events of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', has him saying this to the security guard pushing his wheelchair, although the guard takes it in stride, most likely because he and his friends are planning to torture the Joker as revenge for the amount of people he killed during the takeover.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': Calvin always does this before the camping trips from Hell.
* Likewise in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', though when they do arrive the kids immediately switch to asking, "Can we go home yet?"
* In ''ComicStrip/PricklyCity'', Carmen is following Kevin through the tunnel he's digging and finally asks this. Kevin asks whether it's ''ComicStrip/FamilyCircus'' and threats to turn the tunnel around.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged''
** Vegeta is constantly annoyed when Nappa does this routine (for an entire year) on their way to Earth. Then, when they finally reach Earth and begin waiting for Goku... "Is he here yet? Is he here yet? Is he here yet?"
** The outtakes for the series contain two separate unused examples which play with an increasingly intense build-up of "are we there yet" and "no":
--->(''...'')\\
'''Nappa:''' Are we there yet?\\
'''Vegeta:''' '''NO! SHUT THE FUCK UP, NAPPA!'''\\
'''Nappa:''' Kay.\\
(''{{beat}}'')\\
'''Nappa:''' Hey, Vegeta?\\
'''Vegeta:''' What?\\
'''Nappa:''' Are we there yet?\\\
(''...'')\\
'''Nappa:''' Are we there yet?\\
'''Vegeta:''' No! '''NO! [[BigNo NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!]]'''\\
(''{{beat}}'')\\
'''Vegeta:''' (''suddenly calm'') No, Nappa, we are not there yet.
* {{Fanfic}} example: this is the {{Catchphrase}} of ''Final Fantasy Legacy'''s child alchemist Mika Gilchrist, who uses it knowingly to get a rise out of the adults, and to blow off some steam when under severe stress.
* In [=1KidsEntertainment's=] ''[[WebVideo/DeathNoteTheAbridgedSeries1KidsEntertainment Death Note: The Abridged Series]]'':
-->'''Rem:''' Is Misa saved yet?\\
'''Light:''' ... It's going to take time. \\
'''Rem:''' Oh okay... is she saved yet?\\
'''Light:''' [[BigNo No!]]\\
'''Rem:''' Okay, I understand... How about now?\\
'''Light:''' I hereby relinquish ownership of this Manga/DeathNote, now shoo! Get out of here!
* In ''Fanfic/AnEntryWithABang'', when the pirate alliance is on its way to C-Earth, one of the pirate captains calls the guy leading the way after every [[FasterThanLightTravel FTL]] jump to ask this question.
* Examples from Fanfic/{{the Calvinverse}}:
** Calvin asks Chill this several times in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesIIIDoubleTrouble''.
** Socrates asks this in ''Fanfic/RetroChill'' while the group is traveling to Rupert's ship.
** Calvin asks "When are we going to be there?" several times in the ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' episode [[Recap/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeriesS4E1CampingTripPart1 "Camping Trip Part 1"]].
* Chapter 20 of ''[[FanFic/PaperMarioX Paper Luigi X]]'' opens with Blooey giving out one of these.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} 2'': Donkey, on the way to Far Far Away.
-->'''Donkey:''' Are we there yet?\\
'''Shrek:''' No.\\
'''Donkey:''' Are we there yet?\\
'''Shrek:''' No!\\
'''Donkey:''' Are we there yet?\\
'''Shrek:''' Yes.\\
'''Donkey:''' Really?\\
'''Shrek:''' NO!\\
(''after Donkey annoys Shrek with his mouth'')\\
'''Shrek:''' UGH! ARE WE THERE YET?\\
'''Fiona:''' Yes!\\
'''Donkey:''' Finally!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. You've got a superhero family in full coordinated costumes in a camper suspended under a rocket platform, and the kid still has to say it because he ''is'' a kid and not an adult in a kid's body. Mr. Incredible returns the stock response.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'': Blanky.
* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''
** Fievel asks "Are we there yet?" as the ship they're on crosses the Atlantic for America.
** He asks it again in the sequel ''Fievel Goes West'' when they're traveling by train to the WildWest.
* In ''Disney/BrotherBear'', when a V-shaped flock of geese fly by:
-->'''Goose 1:''' Are we there yet?\\
'''Goose 2:''' Don't make me turn this formation around.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheMummyReturns'': Done intentionally by Alex to annoy the kidnappers.
* The family comedy ''Film/AreWeThereYet'', as you would expect. Summary: Family road trip, HilarityEnsues. Followed by an InNameOnly series which seems to follow the plot of its sequel ''Are We Done Yet?'' more.
* ''Film/FlightOfTheNavigator'' (spaceship): Max.
* ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' (shuttle ride): Sir Alexander Dane. Of course, this is a rare case of this phrase being invoked as a ''response'' to an annoyance, rather than being the annoyance itself. Basically, Dane was getting annoyed at being holed up in the cramped shuttle with Guy, who wouldn't stop whining about his perceived role as a RedShirt.
* ''Film/TheHauntedMansion'': Michael.
* ''[=RocketMan=]'': Fred Randall.
* ''Film/TearsOfTheSun'': Michael "Slo" Slowenski.
* [[Series/KenanAndKel Kel]] in ''Two Heads are Better than None''.
* The background of the opening credits of ''Carpool'' is, rather than music, the typical morning carpool conversation. Naturally, the kids start up a chant of "Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?" When the driver yells at them to "stop saying that", they change the chant to "When will we get there? When will we get there? When will we get there?
* ''Film/RaceToWitchMountain'': "Good in any universe."
* ''Film/TheWizard'' features a variant of this... "CAHLEEFORNYAH!"
* ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' has the protagonists all sitting in a car arguing with Gary's spotty knowledge of classical literature up until [[DeadpanSnarker Andy]] asks "Are we there yet?" in a bored tone to remind everyone they were supposed to be going somewhere.
* [[{{Film/Tron}} "Elementary physics: a beam of energy can be diverted. Are we there yet, mommy?"]]
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[[folder:Literature]]
* A scene in ''Darth Vader and Son'', a non-canon ''Franchise/StarWars'' picture book, depicts little Luke Skywalker asking this of Darth Vader as they fly through space.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''TheWrongDoor'', this is one of the catchphrases of the most annoying creature ever created.
* In the season five episode "Spiral" of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', the Scoobies are on the run from Glory in a stolen RV, and while they're on the road, Anya decides after some inquiries that it is traditional -- and, indeed, ''required'' -- that someone ask this. So she does.
* British Tropers of a certain age may remember Timmy Mallett's early morning childrens' TV show the ''Wide Awake Club'' (Later ''Wacaday''). Mallett encouraged children to continually whine "Arrrre wwweeeeee neeeaaarrrrly thereeeee yeeeet?" as a great way to annoy adults and fellow travellers. It works.
* In ''Series/{{Rome}}'', one of Timon's children jokingly says this on their way to Jerusalem from Rome, while they're still in the city.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' had a variation with Crow continually asking Mike if it was 11:30 yet. [[spoiler:"So when will it be 11:30 again, Mike?"]]
* Trombley in ''GenerationKill'' asks this [[BloodKnight while waiting to invade Iraq.]]
* Amy asks this in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Time of Angels".
* One episode of ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'' features Rito Revolto annoying Rita and Zedd with the question. Rita even threatens to throw Rito from the mobile base. While one can't tell exactly how many times Rito asked the question, as he probably started before the scene, he apparently asked too many times as the last time he asked before Rita's threat resulted in Zedd's BigNo. And it didn't take long after Rita's threat before he asked again.
* One episode of ''Series/CrashAndBernstien'' had Crash say this while playing a motorcycle game.
* In the ''Series/JohnnyAndTheSprites'' short "Waiting for the Stars," Johnny sings ''A trip can seem a whole lot longer / If the moment you begin it / You're asking "are we there yet?" every other minute.'' Ginger then comments "I hate that!"
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[[folder:Music]]
* To the tune of "Frère Jacques":
-->''Are we there yet? Are we there yet?\\
No we're not! No we're not!\\
Keep your hands on your side. Keep your hands on your side.\\
Mum, I'm sick. Mum, I'm sick.\\\
Are we there yet? Are we there yet?\\
Not far now! Not far now!\\
How long till we get there? How long till we get there?\\
Who did THAT?! Who did THAT?!''
::And so on for four hundred kilometres...
* The children's channel ''{{Noggin}}'' had a summer song called "Are We There Yet?" And it was about a vacation, of course.
* Joe Scruggs also has a song by this title.
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[[folder:Pinballs]]
* Said word-for-word in ''Pinball/WhiteWater'' right before reaching Wet Willie's Ranch.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* In the children's play ''How to Eat Like a Child'', the sequence on "How to Ride in a Car" includes one child who only says, repeatedly, "Ask if you're almost there yet!"
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': Barret, while he, Cloud and Tifa are climbing the [[OverlyLongGag stairs to Shinra Tower]]. At one point, he gets fed up with how long it's taken so far, and says he's going back down, at which point Tifa points out it'll be just as far down as it was up.
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', you're given the option to rent a Chocobo for use along Mi'hen Highroad, or walk, where walking also causes encounters with enemies. The choice is apparently lost on Tidus, who asks this if a Chocobo isn't rented, despite ''him'' being the one who decided to not rent a Chocobo, as he is the player character.
* Mr. Little from ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' will utter this phrase when you keep him in your inventory.
* In ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartscoded Kingdom Hearts Re:coded]]'', Data-Sora asks this after hitting layer 20 of Olympus Coliseum (in a possible ''third'' [or higher-numbered] playthrough of the world).
* In ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', Pit asks this several times while climbing the Lightning Chariot Master's tower, much to [[spoiler:Viridi]]'s annoyance.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* [[http://www.lfgcomic.com/page/179 One strip]] of ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' includes the Smurf-related joke.
* [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0034.html Also happens]] in ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids''.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** Yet another ''Smurfs'' ShoutOut is done by the Demon-Roaches in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0147.html "The Light at the End of the Tunnel"]].
** Used to emphasize Elan's childlike mentality in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0488.html "This is Your Life"]].
* Paul Southworth (of ''Webcomic/UglyHill'') did a guest strip for ''Webcomic/{{Unshelved}}'' where a gag summary of ''Literature/TheRoad'' consists of this... only with the variation that it's "Are we dead yet?"
* The "are we dead yet" gag was also used in [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2592.html this strip]] of ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', along with a link to this page, [[OneOfUs as usual]].
* Parodied in the ''Webcomic/PokeyThePenguin'' strip "Pokey in Ancient Scotland":
-->'''Small Child:''' POKEY ARE WE THERE YET?\\
'''Pokey:''' YES!
* [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0506.htm Happens in]] ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''.
* [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Cwens_Quest/index.php?p=543912 This strip]] of ''Webcomic/CwensQuest''.
* [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/031122c This strip]] of ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge''.
* [[http://www.meatshield.net/archive/296-gloomvault/ Said by Dhur]], the resident IdiotHero of ''Webcomic/MeatShield''.
* [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/04222002/ An early strip]] of ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' features this kind of situation in a car full of adults, complete with the "Don't make me stop this van" response. The purpose was probably to emphasize the childishness of the interactions between Owen and Shelly.
* In ''Webcomic/FauxPas'', waking Amber after they reach the zoo inspires her to ask this. [[http://www.ozfoxes.net/cgi/pl-fp1.cgi?1560 Answer: YES. In chorus.]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Bree does this in the ''WebVideo/{{lonelygirl15}}'' episode "Swimming!"
* Emily does this in the ''LookAVlog'' Ep. 11.
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' uses it twice.
** As the ponies are approaching the castle in the Everfree Forest:
--->'''Pinkie:''' Are we there yet?\\
'''Twilight:''' No, we're not there!\\
'''Rainbow Dash:''' Look guys, we're here.\\
'''Twilight:''' [[ImplausibleDeniability It's just a coincidence. We're not really here.]]
** As they're climbing the mountain to face the dragon:
--->'''Rarity:''' Are we there yet?\\
'''Twilight:''' No!\\
'''Rarity:''' How about now?\\
'''Twilight:''' Yes!
* Nappa does this in DragonBallZAbridged, to Vegeta's chagrin. For an entire year. Non-stop.
** He does it again later when they take a break from fighting the Z Warriors to wait for Goku to arrive. It only takes 30 seconds from when they start waiting for him to get everyone sick of it.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' did this a few times in their AnimatedAdaptation as well. Sometimes, though, Papa Smurf would go, "Let's not smurf this again" or "Oh, smurf up!"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Homer, of course:
--->'''Homer:''' Are we in India yet?\\
'''Apu:''' No.\\
'''Homer:''' Are we in India yet?\\
'''Apu:''' No.\\
'''Homer:''' Are we in India yet?\\
'''Apu:''' No... Wait... Now we are.
** They also subverted it when the family was forced to hike through an African jungle:
--->'''Bart''' and '''Lisa:''' Are we insane yet? Are we insane yet? Are we insane yet?\\
'''Homer:''' I already told you, ''yes''.
** This also happens in a commercial for Universal Orlando's ''The Simpsons'' Ride, where Bart and Lisa keep on asking "Are We There Yet?" over and over. Years earlier, the Simpsons advertised Ramada Inns, where they did [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBFWMwKmIy0 the same thing]].
*** They also did this in one of the pre-ride clips at the early stages of the queue line. In response to this, Homer sarcastically says that they are here and this is the thing that they are waiting for, at the middle of the line. It doesn't work.
** Also happened in an episode of the show where Bart and Lisa spent most of a long car trip continuously asking "Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?" and Homer countering just as continuously "Just a little further. Just a little further. Just a little further."
** Still another example is between Bart and Homer when they're lost in the woods.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
** Chris Griffin, of course.
--->'''Chris:''' Are we there yet?\\
'''Lois:''' No.\\
'''Chris:''' Are we there yet?\\
'''Lois:''' No.\\
'''Chris:''' Are we there yet?\\
'''Lois:''' Yes, Chris. We're here.\\
'''Chris:''' LIAR!!!
** In a FlashbackTwist from another episode, a slave on a ship heading for America keeps whining "Are we there yet?" to the captain.
--->'''Captain:''' Damn it! I swear to God I will turn this ship around.\\
'''Slaves:''' That works. Okay. That'll teach us a lesson. Yeah, that's even better.\\
'''Captain:''' All right, if that's what you... waaait a minute.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has fun with this, too.
-->'''Stan''' Are we there yet?\\
'''Francine''' No.\\
'''Stan''' Are we there yet?\\
'''Francine''' No.\\
'''Stan''' Are we there yet?\\
'''Francine''' Stan, you're driving.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' did a whole musical number on this.
-->''Are we there yet?\\
I'm tired.\\
I'm hungry.\\
How far?\\
My nose is snotty\\
Need to move my body\\
[[PottyEmergency Gotta use the potty]]\\
Better stop the car.''
* José Carioca keeps asking this on his way to the World Cup. The truck driver he's hitched a ride with is nice enough to keep taking him there, but not enough to put up with the constant questioning, so he gags and ties up Joe for the rest of the trip.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld'', Bobby and family are moving. Within five seconds of their departure, Bobby asks "Are we there yet?" and to his surprise, the answer is yes (they were only moving across the street).
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'': Done by the Flash as an OrphanedPunchline. More than 15 times, as stated by Comicbook/GreenLantern, who was not amused.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' gives us Green Arrow, with the "Are we dead yet" variant, while on a motorcycle with Black Canary. Given that they are on a railroad track, it sounds more like "A-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-are we-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e de-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-ead ye-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-et?". Eventually, Black Canary responds, "Look, if we die, I promise I'll let you know."
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', "Car Trouble" - Having just finished his pride-and-joy CoolCar, Cyborg immediately takes the team out for a spin. Raven doesn't see what the fuss is about. "Are we there yet?" "NO!"
* Used in more than one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'', though Caillou usually (though not always) refrains from asking more than once.
* The title card for the ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' two-part episode "Reality Trip" features the phrase "Are we there yet?"
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the introduction of Tenzin and his family has his daughter Ikki saying this over, and over, and ''over''...
-->'''Tenzin:''' (''as his son gums his head'') ''Yes,'' Ikki. As I've been telling you for the last fifteen minutes, We are. ''Finally.'' Here.
* The teaser of "Baby Steps" on ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' reveals that when D.W. Read goes on her car trip with her family, it's a constant litany of "Are we there yet?" and when she bakes cookies with them, it's "Are they done yet?"
* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Sleepless in Ponyville" has Rarity doing this while heading for the first campsite, though we only hear the last one.
-->'''Applejack:''' The last thousand times you asked that, the answer was "no". This time, it's actually "yes".
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