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->'''Mojo Jojo:''' I do not talk like that! The way I communicate is much different. I do not reiterate, repeat, reinstate the same thing over and over again. I am clear, concise, to the point!
-->''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''

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When listing things, a character will repeat an item. Might end with "Did I mention X already?" when making a list. Common ways for it to show up are a list going "A, B, C, B, D, B, E... and did I mention B?" and "[[Film/BlazingSaddles You said X twice]]." "[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants I]] ''[[SoGoodWeMentionedItTwice like]]'' [[Film/BlazingSaddles X]]." These occur frequently, especially when listing things.

This also shows up frequently with the misuse of acronyms, specifically when part of the acronym is used next to the acronym itself. TheOtherWiki knows this as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAS_syndrome RAS Syndrome]] ([[DontExplainTheJoke i.e. Redundant Acronym Syndrome syndrome]]).

With some websites and occasionally in RealLife, the Department of Redundancy Department is referred to as an actual organization run by CaptainObvious with a side branch called the Branch of Awkward Wording (or, for bonus points, the Branch Of Awkward Wording Branch).

Creator/TheFiresignTheatre gets credit for naming this trope on their classic 1970 album "Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers", [[SelfDemonstratingArticle the album where the trope name comes from]].

Compare ShapedLikeItself, BrokenRecord, RepetitiveName, BreadEggsBreadedEggs, CaptainObvious, HurricaneOfEuphemisms.

'''Disclaimer:''' The D.R.D. Department does not share the opinion of anything written on this page, including {{overly long gag}}s, overuse of ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' quotes, {{pot hole}}s, {{overly long gag}}s, and use of [[ThePageForRedlinksExistsNowSoWePutThisLinkInsteadOfThePageForRedlinks redlinks]].

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!!Examples and various cases that are exemplifying the trope

[[index]]
* [[Redundancy/{{Advertising}} Advertisements Using TV To Promote Products To You On Television]]
* [[Redundancy/AnimeAndManga Anime Cartoons From Japan And Manga Comics From Japan]]
* [[Redundancy/ComicBooks Comics With Pictures And Dialogue Drawn By Western Comic Book Artists]]
* [[Redundancy/FanFiction Fan Fiction Written By Fans Of Fiction Which Is Fictional]]
* [[Redundancy/{{Film}} Filmed Movies Using Film Which Was Used To Film The Movies]]
* [[Redundancy/{{Literature}} Literature Stories Written In Books By Authors]]
* [[Redundancy/LiveActionTV Live-Action TV Played By Live-Actors On Television]]
* [[Redundancy/{{Music}} Musical Sounds In The Form Of Melody Which Sounds Like Music]]
* [[Redundancy/NewMedia New Media Which Is New And Is A Form Of Media]]
* [[Redundancy/NewspaperComics Newspaper Comics Printed In The Comics Section Of Newspapers]]
* [[Redundancy/ProfessionalWrestling Professional Wrestling By Professional Wrestlers Who Wrestle Professionally]]
* [[Redundancy/{{Radio}} Radio Playing Radio Music And Radio News On The Radio]]
* [[Redundancy/StandupComedy Standup Comedy Done By Comedians While Standing Up]]
* [[Redundancy/TabletopGames Tabletop Games Played By Gamers On The Top Of A Table]]
* [[Redundancy/{{Theater}} Theater With Actors Played By People On A Stage In A Theater]]
* [[Redundancy/{{Toys}} Toys That You Play With Using Your Imagination]]
* [[Redundancy/VideoGames Video Games That You Play Games With Including Visuals Played Using Electronics]]
* [[Redundancy/WebAnimation Web Animation Moving Pictures Uploaded To The Internet]]
* [[Redundancy/{{Webcomics}} Webcomics Made And Uploaded To The Internet By Webcomic Artists]]
* [[Redundancy/WebOriginal Web Original Uploaded To The Internet And Consisting Of Original Content Which Can Be Found On The Web]]
* [[Redundancy/WesternAnimation Western Animation Moving Pictures Made In The West]]
* [[Redundancy/RealLife Real Life Non-Fictional World Of 3-D]]
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[[folder:Troping Tropes Of TV Tropes]]
* This page is a self-explanatory page of redundancy. So if you look for an example of redundancy, this page is one!
* The results of [[http://www.google.com/custom?q=fanthorpe&hl=en=off&client=pub-6610802604051523&channel=3172138607&cof=FORID:13%3BAH:left%3BS:http://tvtropes.org%3BCX:trope%2520search%3BL:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lampshade_logo_blue.png%3BLH:50%3BLC:%230000ff%3BVLC:%23663399%3BDIV:%23336699%3B&cx=partner-pub-6610802604051523:2szln92pqym&adkw=AELymgUnGwt2eBsCJz1evgUgxL4qMpUuW7xAsJMPyfHrYNw9ugY-w2tI3GM4AHlzA7zjUZqXT1_i2Y5whtJI21SxPHRjEjX-_GBx5vixllbIUBsSrXu2vu0&boostcse=0&oe=ISO-8859-1&filter=0 this Google search]] of Wiki/TVTropes.
* Every now and again, some unsuspecting editor will add an example to a trope page without checking to see if that page contains an example from that series already. If it does (especially if the example itself is repeated), that page becomes an example of this trope, albeit usually only temporarily.\\\
Not just in posts, either: 1: go to the top of this page. 2: Click "go to watchlist" (need to be a known troper) [[ColonCancer 3:]] Look at the top. You should see a button that says "recently new."\\\
And then when people find out, instead of removing it, they tend to Administrivia/{{Natter}} on about it. Or they explain everything that was already stated a second time because they think the first guy got something wrong.\\\
I just move the two examples next to each other. Especially when the later one asks why this example hasn't been mentioned yet.\\\
The inverse also happens. On a page for a show, a trope with multiple names may be listed twice. For example, ever since they started calling it Hilarious in Hindsight, it's often seen on a page that also has Reverse Funny Aneurysm. Even worse when someone notices the Reverse Funny Aneurysm example and renames it without realizing there's already a Hilarious in Hindsight example.
* Some examples from OverlyLongGag also definitely qualify. And anything on BrokenRecord invokes this by default.
* Sometimes people PotHole a link to the page the link is on, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment thus]]. Presumably, they Cut N' Pasted the text from another page, and forgot to edit out the link.
* TV Tropes: RepeatedlyUsedOnThisVeryWiki.
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** FrankMiller [[SignatureStyle loves repetition.]]
** [[MemeticMutation C-C-C-C-C-Combo Breaker!!]]
** FrankMiller [[SignatureStyle really loves repetition.]] [[MemeticMutation And whores.]]
** ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' once referenced [[http://xkcd.com/609/ us]].
** [[VideoGame/EarthBound It hurts, Ness... It hurts...]]
** [[VideoGame/ChzoMythos it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts]]
** [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight People die]] [[CaptainObvious if they are killed.]]
** Does ''anyone'' read [[ReadTheFreakingManual Edit Tip #6]]? "Be sure (your) example isn't here already."
** [[GratuitousJapanese Kyon-kun, denwa!]]
** [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy DESTROY US ALL!]]
** [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya We've entered an endless recursion of time.]]
** [[SayMyName Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness...]]
** {{Hello}}. MyNameIsInigoMontoya. YouKilledMyFather. PrepareToDie.
*** [[Film/ThePrincessBride Stop saying that!]]
*** [[YouKeepUsingThatWord You keep using that trope !]] I do not [[SinkHole think it means]] what you think it means
** [[Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy Inertia is a property of matter.]]
** [[Series/DoctorWho Blink]] [[NightmareFuel and you die]].
** [[Film/SnakesOnAPlane I'm gonna get these muthafuckin' snakes off this muthafuckin' plane!]]
** [[Series/CSIMiami Looks like it's repeatedly used...]] *GlassesPull* [[Series/CSIMiami ...on this very wiki]].
*** '''''[[Music/TheWho YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!]]'''''
** [[Film/{{Zardoz}} The penis is evil!]]
** [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]]!!!
** [[{{YMMV}} These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work]].
** Department Of Redundancy Department uses this trope.
*** [[ZigZaggedTrope Ironically]], not to the word ''Redundant'', or any form of.
** Does ''anyone'' read [[ReadTheFreakingManual Edit Tip #6]]? "Be sure (your) example isn't here already."
** [[GratuitousJapanese Kyon-kun, denwa!]]
** The trope names for TsurimeEyes and TaremeEyes (the "me" in both means "eyes"). [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] on said trope pages.
** IncorruptiblePurePureness.
* For some reason, several pages on this very wiki have [[LinkingToAnArticleWithinTheArticle links to themselves]]. Occasionally the ''very first words'' on a work's page.
** There's also an annoying tendency to have a phrase like "Of course, Your Mileage May Vary" added to the end of examples on pages devoted to {{YMMV}} examples.
* Since TV Tropes introduced namespaces, some page names are this. Films with "film"/"movie" in the title, comic books and strips containing "comic", wikis, blogs...
* Nowadays, most pages are sorted by media. But in some cases, you have an example in e.g. the {{film}} folder, obviously linking to a page in the film namespace, which still mentions that work X is indeed a film. Justified when it's TheArtifact from a time when the page wasn't sorted and the page not yet namespaced.
* TV Tropes has [[Wiki/TVTropes a page on itself]].
* There's a redirect to this page titled ''Redundancy Department of Redundancy''.
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[[folder:Warning Labels That Provide Warnings on their Labels]]
* Any time there's a peanut butter jar or a labelled peanut container that says "Warning: May contain peanuts."
** Amusingly, peanuts aren't actually nuts, which puts an interesting spin on the traditional 'may contain nuts' warning. In particular "This product was made in a place that processes nuts and peanuts".
** If it said 'contains peanuts', that would be one thing. The real headscratcher is that it seems to suggest that ''it might not''.
*** The British product Sun-Pat Peanut Butter, in a real headscratcher, now says 'peanut spread' on the packaging, and in the description, says 'contains absolutely no butter'. You wonder if they are marketing themselves to aliens.
* Because of regulations or lawsuit-related ass covering, in the US a lot of food products that obviously have a product in them (Peanut M&Ms have peanuts!) have this trope in action on their packaging. Like milk or cheese labeled "Contains Dairy product."
** Although it is somewhat valuable to people with serious food allergies, in that some products don't actually contain what you think they obviously should. For example 'honey nut' Cheerios don't contain nuts and in various times in their production history did not contain honey.
* Warning on sleeping pills: "This product may cause drowsiness. If affected, do not drive or operate machinery."
** Paradoxically, many sleeping pills also include the side effect warning "may cause insomnia" (as technically, the drug failing to work is also a side effect).
* A variety of products, including baby shampoos and Mr. Bubble-- a brand especially made and promoted for children-- are labeled "Keep out of children's reach".
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[[MemeticMutation Redundant statement is]] [[ShapedLikeItself redundant]].
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