A character says something to another character, and the second character has some sort of snarky retort. Later on the second character says (or paraphrases) what the first character said, and the first character knows what to say back.

A subtrope of IronicEcho. See also MeaningfulEcho and BorrowedCatchphrase.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* In ''RiceBoy'', during an encounter with a strange personage:
-->'''Rice Boy:''' "Are you following me?"
-->'''Personage:''' "No. I am going where you are going."
-->'''Rice Boy:''' "I see. Where will I go next?"
-->'''Personage:''' "Into [[GhibliHills Skortch]]."
** Later, lost in the mountains:
-->'''Personage:'''"Are you following me?"
-->'''Rice Boy:''' "No. I am going where you are going."
-->'''Personage:''' "I see. Where will I go next?"
-->'''Rice Boy:''' "To the home of [[AncientKeeper Parod]]."
** This means that [[spoiler:Rice Boy has passed Parod's SecretTestOfCharacter and is allowed to see his face.]]


[[folder: Films -- Animated ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'':
** Buzz thinks he can fly, but Woody calls it "falling with style." Then at the end, Buzz glides with ''spectacular'' style to save himself and Woody after getting them loose from Sid's rocket, and they switch up their roles.
-->'''Woody''': Hey, Buzz! You're flying!
-->'''Buzz''': This isn't flying! This is falling with style!
** In the first movie, an exasperated Woody screams, "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis You. Are. A. TOY!"]]...You are a child's plaything!" at Buzz while he still believes he's a space ranger. Then, in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', Buzz says the same thing to Woody when he's reluctant to come home.
** Near the end of the second film, Mr. Potato Head keeps some green aliens from falling out a window. They chorus, "You have saved our lives; we are eternally grateful". Then, at the end of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', the aliens save the other toys, and the Potato Heads say it to them.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest'' there is this exchange.
-->'''Batty:''' Are you sure?
-->'''Zach:''' Positive.
-->'''Batty:''' Only fools are positive.
-->'''Zach:''' Are you sure?
-->'''Batty:''' Positive. [beat] OOOH!! I fell for it!
* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' has at the end Helga Sinclair and Lyle Rourke escaping in a hot air balloon with a priceless treasure they stole. In a bid to go faster, they start tossing stuff they don't need off the edge to decrease weight, and Lyle [[InTheBack throws Helga off the balloon]] with the line "Nothing personal." She survives the fall, and with one last effort she takes a signal flare (or a hand cannon, but the former is more implied) and shoots a hole right in the balloon in revenge. [[TheDogBitesBack "Nothing Personal."]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'' has an exchange between Danny and Max where Danny [[LargeHam over-acts a line]] that just reads "meow." When Max acts Danny "how does the kitty-cat go?" Danny answers "[[OhCrap meow?]]" hesitantly, before Max says "[[PreAssKickingOneLiner very good]]," and beats Danny up. Later in the film, just before Danny is about to send Max flying away on a hot-air balloon, the dialogue is reversed, complete with an OhCrap look from Max.


[[folder: Films -- Live-Action ]]

* In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Leia tells Han, "I love you," to which he answers, "I know." In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Han tells Leia, "I love you," to which she replies, "I know."
** This one's made even better because the original "I know" was an ad lib by Creator/HarrisonFord.
* ''Film/BatmanReturns'':
-->'''Batman''': Mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it.\\
'''Catwoman''': But a kiss can be even deadlier if you mean it.\\
[Later out of costume]\\
'''Selina Kyle''': A kiss under the mistletoe. You know, mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it.\\
'''Bruce Wayne''': But a kiss can be even deadlier... if you mean it.\\
[pregnant pause]\\
'''Selina Kyle''': Oh my God. Does this mean we have to start fighting?
* In the film ''Take the Lead'':
-->"I've never seen anyone move like that."
-->"I'm sure."
* Don't forget the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy, where Doc is constantly confused by Marty's use of the term "heavy," while Doc is always exclaiming "Great Scott!" In the [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII third film]], when Marty realizes he could be shot by Buford Tannen instead of Doc, Marty instead exclaims "Great Scott!" and Doc falls right into place, saying the situation is "heavy."
** Additionally, the scene where Marty meets Doc at the bar, and reminds him they need to go back to 1985, has almost the exact same wording as a scene from the first movie, in which Doc tells Marty that he needs to take him to 2015.
--->'''Doc:''' Marty! You gotta come back with me!
--->'''Marty:''' Where?
--->'''Doc:''' [[TitleDrop Back to the future!]]

--->'''Doc:''' I've lost [Clara], Marty. There's nothing left for me here.
--->'''Marty:''' Yeah, that's why you gotta come back with me.
--->'''Doc:''' Where?
--->'''Marty:''' [[TitleDrop Back to the future!]]
* In the made-for-TV movie ''El Diablo'':
--> [[InTheBack "You shot him in the back!"]]
--> [[CombatPragmatist "His back was to me."]]
* In ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', during Inigo's duel with the Man in Black:
--> '''Inigo:''' You are wonderful.
--> '''Man in Black''': Thank you; I've worked hard to become so.
--> '''Inigo:''' I admit it, you are better than I am.
--> '''Man in Black''': Then why are you smiling?
--> '''Inigo:''' Because I know something you don't know.
--> '''Man in Black''': And what is that?
--> '''Inigo:''' IAmNotLeftHanded. *switches hands and gains an advantage*
--> '''Man in Black''': You are amazing.
--> '''Inigo:''' I ought to be after 20 years.
--> '''Man in Black''': Oh, there's something I ought to tell you.
--> '''Inigo:''' Tell me.
--> '''Man in Black''': I'm not left-handed either.
* In Creator/TheAsylum's 2010 ''Sherlock Holmes'' movie, Holmes and Watson are having an argument:
-->'''Holmes:''' I must say, Watson, that sometimes you behave just like a child.
-->'''Watson:''' And sometimes you behave just like an ass.
** Later, Holmes injures his leg and yelps in pain when Watson touches it.
-->'''Watson:''' Don't be a child, Holmes.
-->'''Holmes:''' Don't be an ass!
* In ''Film/MenInBlack'', as James Edwards was being initiated by Agent Kay into the titular organization, there was this exchange:
-->'''Zed:''' Edwards, let's put it on.
-->'''Edwards:''' Put what on?
-->'''Zed:''' The last suit you'll ever wear.
** In ''Film/MenInBlackII'', when Kay, [[LaserGuidedAmnesia reverted back to Kevin Brown]], [[MandatoryUnRetirement was called out of retirement]]:
-->'''Jay:''' Let's put it on.
-->'''Kevin:''' Put what on?
-->'''Jay:''' The last suit you'll ever wear... again.
* In ''Film/{{Sabrina}}'', when the newspaper shares a story about David and Elizabeth becoming engaged, David and Linus have this exchange:
-->'''David:''' Did you plant this?
-->'''Linus:''' Me?! I thought it was common knowledge about you and Elizabeth Tyson.
** Later, news gets out of Linus and Sabrina fleeing to Paris together, causing him and David to have this exchange:
-->'''Linus:''' Did you plant this?
-->'''David:''' Me? I thought it was common knowledge about you and Sabrina.


[[folder: Literature ]]
* Between Pedro Tercero and Esteban in ''Literature/TheHouseOfTheSpirits'':
-->I came to get you outta here. \\
Why? \\
[Blanca/Alba] asked me to. \\
Go to hell. \\
Well, that's were we're going. You're coming with me.
* Appears in the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' novel ''Stone of Tears'' between Richard and Sister Verna


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' "An argument isn't just saying 'No it isn't!'" "Yes it is." "No it isn't!"
* In an episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'', the team repeats the same few lines of dialogue regarding their eventual rescue, but who says which line changes.
--> "Hammond will find us."
--> "I'm confident."
--> "Me too."
--> "As am I."
* ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'':
-->'''Sophia:''' "You know, Rose, I'm really enjoying this. You and I having a quiet cup of coffee together."
-->'''Rose:''' "Me too, Sophia, because you --"
-->'''Sophia:''' "I said ''quiet''!"

-->'''Rose:''' "I'm really enjoying this. Sitting here, just the three of us, having a quiet cup of coffee together."
-->'''Sophia:''' "Me too, because you know --"
-->'''[[TheDitz Rose]]:''' "I said ''coffee!''"
-->'''Rose:''' "So, how does it feel?"
-->'''[[DeadpanSnarker Sophia]]''' "Shame. [[SarcasmMode I feel shame]]."


[[folder: Roleplay ]]

* During an Avengers Academy game in the Roleplay/{{Crinoverse}}, Katniss, Whisper and Renamon face off against Moonstone. Katniss says they got this, and Whisper, a little worried, agrees. Moonstone punches him and says [[SarcasmMode "Yeah, right."]] But his sonic shields block any damage, so he replies [[SincerityMode "Yeah, right."]]


[[folder: Theatre ]]

* ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'':
-->("I'll Know")\\
'''Sky''' (sings): Mine I leave to chance and chemistry.\\
'''Sarah''' (spoken): Chemistry?\\
'''Sky''' (spoken): Yeah, chemistry.\\
("If I Were A Bell")\\
'''Sarah''' (sings): Ask me how do I feel, from this chemistry lesson I'm learning...\\
'''Sky''' (spoken): Chemistry?\\
'''Sarah''' (spoken): Yeah, chemistry.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''Videogame/MassEffect2'', when Shepard finds out Cerberus has revived him/her, s/he can respond "I don't care what they did, or what you say, I am ''not'' working with terrorists," which is marked 'I'll never work for Cerberus!' on the dialogue wheel. Shepard quickly discovers that, like it or not, Cerberus is the only group trying to find out why human colonies are disappearing. Eventually, Shepard meets up with one of his/her crew, who is thoroughly disturbed at Shepard's new employer. If you ask them to come with you, they say, "I'll never work for Cerberus!"
* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', when Kaz informs Snake that Amanda [[TheDeterminator is demanding to fight]] ''[[YouCanBarelyStand despite needing crutches]]'':
-->'''Big Boss''': If that's what she wants, let her go.\\
'''Kazuhira''': I'm really not in the mood for jokes, Snake.\\
'''Big Boss''': I'm serious. Let her go.\\
'''Kazuhira''': Why? So she can come back in a body bag?\\
'''Big Boss''': ({{beat}}) ''I'm really not in the mood for jokes, Kaz...''
* In ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'', Adam was known to end any order he gave to Samus with "Any objections, Lady?". Whatever the fans may have thought about him[[spoiler:, especially compared to his ''Fusion'' persona]], at one point he goes missing with the Deleter presumably on his tail. At one point, Samus reaches a bridge, only for someone on the other side to raise it and render her unable to cross it... whereupon she decides to self-authorize the Space Jump and Screw Attack.
--->''"Any objections, Adam?"''
* Happens in ''TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'' with the whole "Light frog"/"Nazdrovie" thing.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Subverted in Season 6 of ''Machinima/ArbyNTheChief'', [[spoiler:when Chaos Theosis assults the TOSERS's main server]]. Arbiter and Adam confront one another and exchange threats and insults at one another.
--> '''Adam''' : "I wouldn't shoot if I were you!"
--> '''Arbiter''' : "No? Is that because you're an idiot? That only gives me more incentive."
** Then when Adam has Claire hostage:
--> '''Arbiter''' : "If you even think of lifting your finger off the trigger you're gonna be real sorry, pal."
--> '''Adam''' : "Don't tempt me. Your empty threats are only giving me more incentive!..."


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', Bad Spark, [[DatingCatwoman Silverbolt and Blackarachnia]]
-->'''Silverbolt / Blackarachnia''' : "Are you damaged?"
-->'''Blackarachnia / Silverbolt''' : "Just enough to make me...[[DatingCatwoman interesting]]."
* The ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' episode "Welcome to the Jungle"
-->'''Pinky:''' Brain, AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering
-->'''Brain:''' We eat the box?
-->'''Pinky:''' No, Brain. We build a boat...and ''then'' we eat the box.
* Occurs in ''WesternAnimation/{{Phineas and Ferb Star Wars}}''. Phineas saves Candace from a {{Literal Cliffhanger}}.
--->'''Candace:''' Why would you save me? You're a rebel!
--->'''Phineas:''' You were in trouble. I couldn't just leave you hanging...litterally.
** Later, Candace returns the favor by helping Phineas defeat his [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed brother]].
--->'''Phineas:''' Wait! Why are you helping me? I'm a rebel!
--->'''Candace:''' You were in trouble. I couldn't just leave you hanging.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' episode "Power Surge]]", when Scott is trying to talk Jean down, he tells her that he knows her better than anyone ever has or ever will, and he knows she can do this. Later, returned to normal, Jean casually comments, "That's what I like about you, Scott. You know me better than anyone else ever has or ever will."