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->"Mom says 'Why can't you agree?' I say 'It's her fault, don't blame me!' 'Is not!' 'Is too!' 'Is not!' 'Is too!' "Is not, is not!' 'Is too, is too!' 'Is not, is not, is not!' 'Is too, is too, is too! Ha!'"
-->--"Is Not! Is Too!" - children's song by Bill Harley

A quarrel between two characters in which neither side really has any valid points to back up their argument, or they just aren't listening to each other, so for want of trying to win, the argument descends into bickering in the basic format of "Is not!" "Is too!" "Is not!" "Is too!"

Another form this can take is for two characters to simply shout their side loudly and repeatedly, e.g. "Red is the best color to paint it!" "No, blue is the best color to paint!" "Red!" "Blue!" "Red!" "Blue!..."

Often used to indicate general childishness or immaturity.

This may end with any the following:

* A character ends the argument or tries to end it by declaring "Is too - infinity!"
** May result in the other character declaring is "Is not - [[LogicBomb infinity +1!]]"
* One of the characters eventually gives up through sheer tiredness
* The characters eventually realize their argument is silly
* One character ends the argument by employing DuckSeasonRabbitSeason, a subtrope of this

This may date back as far as [[CommediaDellArte Commedia dell'Arte]], making it OlderThanSteam. See also NoYou, a similar form of bickering, but one in which insults are specifically involved. Also compare ArgumentumAdNauseam in which only one side keeps repeating their side of the argument, hoping eventually nobody will care to respond anymore.

!!Examples

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* A couple of boys are shown doing this at the end of a holiday 2012 advertisement for KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) and their father gives them cookies included as part of the meal being promoted to shut them up.
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[[folder:Films - Animation]]
* In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', Pacha's kids argue about whether their father would ever kiss a llama. They interrupt their rapid fire litany of "Nuh-uh!" "Yeah-huh!" only to say good night to their mother, then continue through the rest of the scene.
* In ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', the fairies argue over the color of Briar Rose's dress. Flora wants pink, but Merryweather wants blue and they repeatedly use their magic to change the color.
* Blanky accusing Lampy of stepping on him in ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'' triggers a back-and-forth chorus of "Did not!" "Did too!" between Lampy and the rest of the group. Even [[GrumpyBear Kirby the vacuum cleaner]] gets in on the action.
-->'''Kirby:''' Did too!\\
'''Lampy:''' ''(aggravated)'' ''Did NOT!!''
* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' has a brief one in the dentist's office when the characters bicker over what tool the dentist used.
* Snow Miser and Heat Miser in ''WesternAnimation/TheYearWithoutASantaClaus''. "White Christmas!" "Green Christmas!" "White Christmas!" "Green Christmas!" ....
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[[folder:Films - Live Action]]
* ''Film/HotShots'' has a similar argument:
-->Topper Harley: Are too too too too too too too too too too too...
-->Kent Gregory: Not not not not not not not not not...
-->Topper Harley: Are too times ten.
* ''{{Loaded Weapon 1}}'' shows at least one way to settle one of these arguments.
--> ''Luger'': I'm driving.
--> ''Colt'': I'm driving!
--> ''Luger'': I'm driving!
--> ''Colt'': I'm driving!
--> *Luger punches Colt*
--> ''Colt'': Okay.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Garion and Ce'Nedra argue with each other a lot in ''Literature/TheBelgariad,'' and their arguments occasionally descend to this level when neither is willing to concede the last word or admit defeat. One fight in particular is mostly just the two of them shouting "Spoiled brat!" and "Stupid peasant!" back and forth at each other until the adults finally break it up.
* In ''[[TheBartimaeusTrilogy The Ring of Solomon]]'', a prequel book in the ''Bartimaeus'' novels series, Bartimaeus and the [[strike:assassin]] [[InsistentTerminology "hereditary guard"]] Asmira get into this after he insists that her supposed great skill with magic is, in fact, all a bluff. (He's more or less correct.) After a bit of "It is not!" / "Is so too!", he takes the argument itself as another point in favor for his side, commenting "How many ''real'' magicians do you think get involved in stroppy little verbal spats like this? They'd have hit me with the Dark Scouring by now and had done with it? ... You don't even know what a Dark Scouring is, do you?"
* In ''[[Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing The Sword in the Stone]]'', Sir Grummore and King Pellinore have a rather lengthy one following a battle, first about whether Pellinore said "Pax" or "Pax Non," then about whether or not he's a cad, then a bit later about him being a cheat. The whole thing continues on and off for about a page.
* In ''Literature/DragonInDistress'' Princess Florinara Tansimasa Qasilava Delagordune and Drafir get into this over whether Sir George would hit a girl. [[spoiler: He would.]]
* In ''E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core!'', Book 2 of ''Literature/TheGuardiansOfChildhood'', North and E. Aster Bunnymund get into one when North complains that Bunnymund talks too much about eggs. The book describes the child Katherine's opinion that they're both behaving like a pair of brats despite being respectively oldest and wisest creature on Earth & the greatest warrior-wizard of the age. As the argument continues into the next page, she decides to tune them out.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'':
** In the "Argument Clinic" sketch, a man goes to the eponymous clinic for an argument, but all he receives is negation - which is to say, this.
--->'''Man:''' An argument isn't just contradiction.\\
'''Mr Vibrating:''' It can be.\\
'''Man:''' No it can't. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.\\
'''Mr Vibrating:''' No it isn't.\\
'''Man:''' Yes it is! It's not just contradiction.\\
'''Mr Vibrating:''' Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position.\\
'''Man:''' Yes, but that's not just saying 'No it isn't.'\\
'''Mr Vibrating:''' Yes it is!\\
'''Man:''' [[HypocriticalHumour No it isn't!]]
** In the "Flying Lessons" sketch, Mr. Chigger and Mr. Anemone get into an argument over whether the latter is on a wire, which degenerates into shouting "Is!" and "Isn't!" back and forth until the narrator decides to cut away from this "pointless bickering."
* On ''Series/TopGear'', most arguments between Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson end up in this.
* Turn on any sleazy daytime talk show like ''{{Maury}}'' or ''JerrySpringer'' / ''The Steve Wilkos Show'' and get ready to watch the trailer trash let this fly. "Yes, you did cheat on me, nine times!" "No, I din't." "Yes, you did!" "No, I din'!" "And the lie detector said... that was a lie!" "'''''What?!!!! #@#$# (''bleep bleep'')"
* Happens in ''Series/EightSimpleRules'' in a phone conversation between Paul Hennessey and his daughter Bridget, though the viewers only get to hear Paul's side of the conversation:
-->'''Paul''': "Dob" means date of birth. ... Yes, it does. ... Yes, it does. ... Yes, it does.
** It comes up again when he tells her in a phone conversation to "break a leg" and may be a RunningGag.
* The "You Never Know What You Can Do Until You Try Out Something New" song in "The Sprites' Snow Day" from ''Series/JohnnyAndTheSprites'' features several of these as Basil tells the other Sprites that their ideas won't work and they insist that they will.
-->'''Lily''': Pretty soon, she'll be flying home in her hot chocolate air balloon.\\
'''Basil''': That won't work.\\
'''Lily''': Yes, it will.\\
'''Basil''': No, it won't.\\
'''Lily''': Yes, it will.\\
'''Basil''': I'm afraid that won't work out at all.\\
'''Lily''': And why not?\\
'''Basil''': Because she's too big and that balloon's too small.\\
'''Lily''': Oh, good point.
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[[folder:Music]]
* There is a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDIB4MJkQNs children's song]] called "Is Not Is Too" written by Bill Harley that is about this and is said to be dedicated to anyone who has a brother, sister, or a good friends they don't get along with.
-->"Instead of saying 'is not, is too,' why don't you both try something new? ... Fine! Uh huh. Uh uh. Uh uh uh..."
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* In ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'', Tevye claims that his little village keeps its peace by quickly settling disputes over things like one man selling another a horse and delivering a mule, but the villagers undermine his point because JewsLoveToArgue:
-->"It was a horse!"\\
"It was a mule!"\\
"Horse!"\\
"Mule!"
* The song "Anything You Can Do" in ''Theatre/AnnieGetYourGun'' is built around this, with each claim being met with "No you can't", "Yes I can", until one shouts the other down.
* In ''Theatre/DamnYankees'', the men in "Six Months" argue over a baseball game, with one half saying "he's out" and the other half saying "he's safe."
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'', Pascal and Hubert have one when he tells her that her that just because her sister's mad at her doesn't mean that she's to blame, and she thinks that he's consoling her, but he insists that he's not. The skit is titled "Am Not, Are Too."
* In ''VideoGame/TotalDistortion'', you can get into a few variations of these in dialogue with the first Guitar Warrior you meet.
* ''VideoGame/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' has a bonus game where Mr Gumby can win more points the longer he can keep contradicting a Minister For Pointless Arguments.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', when the fairies from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' disagree over the color of Sora's new outfit, much like they did in the film, before finally landing on a stylish multi-colored outfit that can transform into other outfits patterned after a single color that give Sora special powers.
* ''VideoGame/StarControl'' the guys living in the gas giant tend to devolve into this.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In the first installment of ''[[WebAnimation/KingdumbHearts Kingdumb Hearts]]: 14 Days and 5 Min'', Xemnas has a brief argument of a contradictions with a couple of the other members of Organization XIII over how many members there are now in the Organization - he says 13 and they say 14. One of them tries to end the argument by calling in the [[Series/SesameStreet The Count]], but Xemnas ends it by killing one of them.
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[[folder: Webcomics]]
* [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff200/fv00120.htm Sam and Sawtooth]] in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall''
-->'''Sawtooth''': He owes me money.\\
'''Sam''': Do not!\\
'''Sawtooth''': Do too!\\
'''Sam''': Do not!\\
'''Sawtooth''': Do too!\\
'''Sam''': Don't!\\
'''Sawtooth''': Do!\\
'''Sam''': Don't!\\
'''Sawtooth''': Do!\\
'''Helix''': Sawtooth is an advanced model. I could never keep up an intellectual argument like that.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in a [[http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2011/01/barack_obama_birth_certificate.php blog article]] about the UsefulNotes/BarackObama "Birther" controversy.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq7_eySDZwg This YouTube video]] features an apparent brother and sister doing this in the form of "Did too! Did not!"
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In "Did Not! Did Too!" on ''WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes'', Bugs Bunny and Lola have an argument over whose flag to plant in a block tower. They go to their rooms and have a "Did not! Did too!" argument over who asked who to help each other.
* An episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian Dave the Barbarian]]'' has Dave and Fang arguing over how to deal with a band of monsters coming to Udrogoth. The argument eventually degenerates into chasing each other around a table while shouting "Yes!" and "No!" By the end of the episode, they get tired of always coming back to this.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' examples:
** In "Look Before You Sleep", Applejack and Rarity's argument at the beginning of the episode eventually degenerates into this:
-->'''Rarity:''' How does muddying my hooves serve any useful purpose?\\
'''Applejack:''' Y'all wouldn't know useful if it came up and bit ya!\\
'''Rarity:''' Haha, that doesn't even make any sense.\\
'''Applejack:''' Does so!\\
'''Rarity:''' Does not.\\
'''Applejack:''' Does so!\\
'''Rarity:''' Does not.\\
'''Applejack:''' Does so!\\
'''Rarity:''' Does not.\\
'''Applejack:''' Does so, infinity! Hah!\\
'''Rarity:''' Does not, infinity plus one! Hah!
** In "Stare Master," Apple Bloom and Scootaloo do this in an attempt to get arguing cutie marks.
-->'''Applebloom:''' Maybe that's our special talent: arguing!\\
'''Scootaloo:''' Is not!\\
'''Applebloom:''' Is too!\\
'''Scootaloo:''' Is not!\\
'''Applebloom:''' Is too! Anything yet? ({{beat}}) Darn.
** Pinkie Pie has one with her alligator Gummy in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E8JustForSidekicks Just for Sidekicks]]," though, of course, we only get to hear her side. "No, I love you more! No, I love you more! No, I love you more!"
* In "Kid Court" on ''[[WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter PB&J Otter]]'' Peanut, Jelly, and Baby Butter are having an argument over which of them should get to watch their favorite TV show. They decide to have Pinch solve as a judge in a mock court and Peanut has Flick testify on his behalf. Flick says that Pinch must rule in Peanut's favor because of Peanut's Law, which states "that if your name is Peanut and the ring toss relays are on, then you get to watch them." Jelly protests that Flick is making that up. "Am not!" "Are too!" "Am not a hundred times." "Are too a hundred times infinity!" "Ooh, she's good." In another installment, there is a brief argument of contradictions over [[LessEmbarrassingTerm what terms the Otters and the Snooties use to refer to their toys.]]
* Some arguments between Sonic and Sally devolve into this on ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAm''.
** As revealed in the Season 2 episode "Blast to the Past Part 1", they've been arguing thusly pretty much all their lives. Sally's older self even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this after overhearing her younger self and Sonic's argue over whether his messy eating and subsequent belch was cool or disgusting: "*sigh* Some things never change."
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresFromTheBookOfVirtues'': Annie [[NeverMyFault accusing Zach of causing her bike accident]] results in a "Yes you did!" "No I didn't!" "You did too!" argument between them until Plato stops them from bickering. Then it's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when Plato tells Annie that arguing with a friend isn't the right answer to an accident.
* On "Franklin's Halloween" from ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'', Beaver and Fox have one throughout over whether or not there are real ghosts.
* In "Rocky Friendship" from ''WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool'', Fritz and Charles have an argument that eventually descends into this when they each find a rock at the same time and are unsuccessful in sharing it.
** Timothy and Fritz have one in "Abracadabra" after Fritz accuses Timothy of teaching Grace his magic trick, until Grace puts a stop to it by revealing that she peeked at Fritz's book.
* In "Hop Hooey" on ''[[WesternAnimation/JoJosCircus JoJo's Circus]]'', Trina and Croaky have a rapid-fire series of these over a trivial problem in a game before doing the "infinity times a kazillion and one" thing and then squaring off against each other and not talking to each other. [=JoJo=], however, solves things by teaching them a trick she learned from her parents to calm herself down when she's angry.
* ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'' and Brattus end up in one of these in the first act of the episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS3E1NightmareOnBogusStreet Nightmare On Bogus Street]]", when arguing about Bogus's denial about putting Brattus in a stewpot, when Bogus was still in his werewolf form.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode "[[Recap/KimPossibleS2E21TheFullMonkey The Full Monkey]]", Ron and Wade spend several minutes yelling at one another about whether Wade "can not" or "can too" fight monkey magic with science.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Sadly, there has been at least one case of a person murdering their spouse/lover at the height of a heated argument dealing with ''who loved who more.''
* Levied by some as a complaint regarding the behavior of President UsefulNotes/BarackObama and Governor MittRomney in the first 2012 U.S. presidential debate. Barack Obama repeatedly stated that Mitt Romney favored a five trillion dollar tax cut and Romney repeatedly replied that this was not his plan. A letter to the editor in Dayton, Ohio city's ''Dayton City Paper'' stated "The debate quickly turned into an argument between two teen-aged siblings 'Yes, you did.' 'No, I didn't.' 'Yes, you did.'" Following the debate, Obama's campaign began repeatedly airing a commercial which showed Romney stating in the debate "I'm not in favor of a five trillion dollar tax cut. That's not my plan." The commercial then discussed how an independent analysis found that such a cut would be required under Romney's plan and then stated "If we can't trust him here [''the debate''], how can we ever trust him here? [''seat in the Oval Office'']"
* Who hasn't done this with their brother, sister, friend, or at the very least overheard someone else doing it?
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->[[TheStinger 'Fraid that's the end of the entry.]]
->Is not!
->Is too!
->Is not!
->Is too!
->Is not!
->Is too infinity!
->Drat!