"... dogs come from the ''moon'', not the Sun!"

Alice says something ridiculous. Bob responds with this StockPhrase (or some close relative), then explains ''why'' Alice's statement is ridiculous. Of course, Bob's justification is either as absurd, more absurd, or otherwise not a rebuttal one would normally make to the original statement.

Not quite the same as the usage of the phrase by FunnyForeigner Balki Bartokomous in the sitcom ''PerfectStrangers''. (He would say it when suspected of doing something wrong, but usually wouldn't follow up with a nonsensical rebuttal.)

Often, Bob is TheDitz, a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, or a BunnyEarsLawyer. Less often, Alice is likewise one of those characters.

A common variant is that Alice's original statement was an attempt to guess what Bob is planning or doing. ("So you're going to just storm the castle?" "Don't be absurd. I'm going to storm the castle ''carrying this marionette.'' Sheesh.")

See InsaneTrollLogic. Somewhat related to VoodooShark (when RealLife fiction-creators are seen doing this themselves -- albeit not in response to a theory they find absurd). May also involve NoExceptYes ("No, I'm not eating an eraser. I'm eating ''two'' erasers.") Compare WorryingForTheWrongReason ("Sharks? Don't be silly. The crocodiles will get you first.")
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[[folder:{{Anime}} & {{Manga}}]]
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', after a third character [[YouFailLogicForever posits that the existence of reindeer supports the existence of]] SantaClaus:
-->'''Tomo''': ''Bwahahaha!'' [[EskimosArentReal This moron believes in reindeer!]]
-->'''[[StraightMan Yomi]]''': Um... reindeer DO exist.
-->'''Tomo''': You can't pull that one over on me! No deer in the world could fly like that!
-->'''Yomi''': [[PoesLaw ...are you for real?]]
* ''GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass'', when the upcoming class is doing sketches in charcoal:
-->Nodamiki: And you need mayonnaise too!!
-->Tomokane: Mayonnaise?
-->Nodamiki: So I can put it on the crusts... and eat them![[note]]Bread is used as an eraser in charcoal drawing.[[/note]]
-->Tomokane: ''(holding up peanut butter)'' You don't use mayonnaise for the crusts!!
-->Kisaragi: Tomokane-san, that's not what you should be arguing about!!
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[[folder:Film]]
* In ''MuppetTreasureIsland'', Kermit/Smallett asks who hired the crew full of obvious pirates. Everyone points to Fozzie/Trelawney, while he points to his own finger.
--> '''Kermit/Smallett:''' Your finger hired the crew?
--> '''Fozzie/Trelawney:''' No, that's silly: [[ConsultingMisterPuppet The man who LIVES inside my finger]] hired the crew.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Tea With the Black Dragon'' by Creator/RAMacAvoy, during Martha's first conversation with Mayland Long, he tells her a version of the tale of Thomas the Rhymer, which continues past the usual ending point to talk about Thomas' son. When he finishes, she remarks that he tells it with such authority she could almost believe he'd had it from Thomas in person.
-->"From the Rhymer?" He leaned forward and lifted his eyebrows in mock wonderment. "How could that be? ... I have the story from the boy, of course. The Rhymer's son.\\
"Beautiful boy," he added, after a moment. "Resembled his mother."
* In ''Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish'', Arthur can't resist making the obvious ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' reference when he learns Fenchurch's name: was she found in a handbag in Fenchurch Street Station?
-->'''Fenchurch:''' And the answer is no.\\
'''Arthur:''' Fine.\\
'''Fenchurch:''' I was conceived there.
* In ''RiversOfLondon'', Peter tells Toby the dog that Nightingale would probably turn him into mittens. Nightingale objects, a shorthair would make terrible mittens, but might make a nice hat.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''FullHouse'':
-->'''Jesse:''' ''(coming into the kitchen and seeing Danny scrubbing suds between his hands)'' Joey, it's finally happened -- he's cleaning liquid soap.
-->'''[[NeatFreak Danny]]:''' Don't be silly. I am just cleaning my rubber gloves.
-->'''Joey:''' Danny, there is no shame in therapy...
* ''{{Fringe}}'':
-->'''Peter:''' (Walter is examining a body, mentions talons) [[DeadpanSnarker We're looking for Big Bird.]]
-->'''Walter:''' Don't be ridiculous. Perhaps a Pterodactyl...
* ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon "Day of the Moon":]]
-->'''River:''' Apollo 11's your secret weapon?
-->'''The Doctor:''' No, no, it's not Apollo 11. That would be silly. It's Neil Armstrong's foot.
** From [[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe "The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe":]]
-->'''Lily:''' I don't understand. Is this place real? Or is it fairyland?
-->'''The Doctor:''' Fairyland? Oh grow up, Lily! Fairyland looks completely different.
** From [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameoftheDoctor "The Name of the Doctor":]]
-->'''Clara:''' So, how do we get down there? Jump?
-->'''The Doctor:''' Don't be silly. We fall.
* ''ShakeItUp'': (paraphrased)
-->'''Son:''' Dad, do you know Batman? 'Cuz I've been trying to contact him all day. (shows flashlight converted into a Batsignal)
-->'''Dad:''' That's ridiculous. You know as well as I do that Batman lives in Gotham City!
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[[folder:NewspaperComics]]
* An old ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' comic had Linus trying to throw rocks at the stars. Lucy eventually stops him, admonishing him with "You blockhead! What if you had ''hit'' one?!"
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* ''{{Spamalot}}'':
--> "Where are we going to find a shrubbery?"
--> "Well, maybe we can build one? Out of cats."
--> "Don't be ridiculous. Where are we going to find cats?"
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'', Oghren tells the Warden that he's heard about schleets, monsters that disguise themselves as a seemingly ordinary pair of pants, then gouge out a victim's eyes. You can egg him on by claiming schleets then lay eggs in the victim's eye sockets, to which he retorts "What kind of moron do you think I am? Schleets don't lay eggs!"
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''DarthsAndDroids'', when the characters are surrounded by enemy ships:
--> '''Qui-Gon:''' I've got an idea!
--> '''Obi-Wan:''' It's not SummonBiggerFish, is it?
--> '''Qui-Gon:''' Don't be stupid! That would only take one or two hits, at most. Tell them we're bringing up a load of the Queen's laundry.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Roy has suggested that Elan sleep, but Elan is too worried to sleep. So...
--> '''Roy:''' Then go play quietly with your puppet or something!
--> '''Elan:''' Don't be ridiculous, Roy! You know [[CompanionCube Banjo]] is even more worried than I am.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* In a [[RoosterTeethShorts Rooster Teeth Short]] when they find that their new intern is a puppet.
-->'''Joel''' Is that a {{Muppet}}?
-->'''Burnie:''' Don't be silly, Muppets are trademark.
* In the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' cartoon "Cool Things", the following exchange occurs when Homestar spots Strong Sad through a pair of CoolShades covered in wet yellow paint.
-->'''Homestar:''' Oh, hello, Dripping Yellow Madness!\\
'''Strong Sad:'''' What? I'm Strong Sad. Dripping Yellow Madness moved away after the fifth grade!
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'', when the Mad Hatter is "fixing" the White Rabbit's watch:
-->'''March Hare:''' Mustard?
-->'''Mad Hatter:''' Mustard, yes... ''Mustard?!'' Don't let's be silly! Lemon, that's more like it.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' had this in the CharlieAndTheChocolateParody "Golden Diskette", when Professor Hawk (a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Stephen Hawking clone]] who's just a human head on a mechanical bird body) makes his big entrance.
-->'''Boy:''' It's a bird!\\
'''Girl:''' It's a plane!\\
'''Man:''' Don't be silly. It's just a man's head on a robot body.
* {{Squidbillies}}: Something has wrecked the Cuyler house.
-->'''Rusty''': I think Godzilly came over here and tipped our house up off the ground!
-->'''Early''': Son... Son, now come on. That's impossible. Ol' Godziller he lives over 'ere in Ja-pan. An' that's a long-ass commute just fer a beatdown.
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