->'''Erika:''' (''translating for Largo'') She likes your cell phone.\\
'''Meimi:''' \\
'''Erika:''' Yuki's was eaten by her pet "zombie zilla".
-->-- ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'', [[http://www.megatokyo.com/strip/1195 "t3h aw3som3 stuff"]]

"[[TheTake Takes]]" or {{Reaction Shot}}s are a staple, in live action and animation.

The Double Take is when the actor glances at something or someone without much emotion and turns away, then, in a moment of realization, snaps the head around with a big expression. Sometimes this can be done as a Triple Take, but take it much further and you move into the realm of parody. When done verbally, the usual response is often a quick "Wait, what?" when they have the realization to either a visual or verbal event.

Bonus points if you include an EyeTake, SpitTake, {{GASP}}, or if the words which prompt the Double Take are, before the take, unthinkingly repeated by the Double-Taker (as in the example above). See DelayedReaction for a longer-term version.

[[IthoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with the camera trick called RepeatCut. If the actor is flummoxed on their first look, the reaction is probably a FlatWhat. May result in SarcasmFailure



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In an early episode of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', Lacus is being transferred from the Archangel over to ZAFT. In order to fit into the spacesuit, she had to remove her bulky skirt, which she then stores ''inside'' the suit, making her look pregnant. When she's handed over to the ZAFT soldier (who just so happens to be her [[ArrangedMarriage fiancé]] Athrun), he does a visible Double Take at the sight of her "belly".
* In episode 8 of the first season of ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'', Minato feels at ease after having a private talk with Tsukiumi about her not losing a fight, which he had with Musubi in an earlier episode. He then wonders out loud if they're not the same despite their differences. He opens the door slightly, and sees Musubi standing by the door. He nonchalantly closes it for a few moments, then opens it again, and after she says something to him, he screams, wondering if Musubi just heard what he said comparing the two girls.
* In episode 22 of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', Osaka passes Yomi on her way to awaken Yukari-sensei by banging on a frying pan. Yomi doesn't think much of it at first... then suddenly turns around in fear, the first clue that the resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}} [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant is NOT carrying a frying pan]].
* In episode 13 of ''Anime/FateStayNightUnlimitedBladeWorks'', Tohsaka tells Shirou that they're going on a date. His first response is "Oh, you and I are going on a date." After a second or two it zooms in on his face as he screams "WAIT, WHAT!?"

* In one of Creator/DaneCook's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGMolt--w0Q skits]] he tells he did a [[UpToEleven a twelve-take]], when he saw under his dad's robe when the dad was not wearing any underwear.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* A running gag on ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' would be for something like this to happen:
-->'''Vegeta:''' What, are you dense? The Ginyu Force could be here any second and then we're...\\
'''Ginyu:''' Hi, Vegeta.\\
'''Vegeta:''' Hi, Ginyu. And then we're...\\
''[pauses and notices exactly who he just said hi to]''\\
'''Vegeta:''' Son of a *** ***ing f***face! Why the f*** does all this ***ing sh** happen to me?
* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', Cross performs one while observing what a nice day it is in Water 7:
-->''The sun was shining...\\
The seagulls were cawing...\\
Clouds were drifting...\\
[[spoiler:Miss Friday]] was eating water-water meat on the railing of that upcoming bridge...\\
Waaaaaaaaait a second.''
* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': [[spoiler:Essentially the group's reaction when they're in Canterlot High and a student mentions the names "Principal Celestia" and "Vice-Principal Luna" to them.]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': Even robots can fall victim to the double take. EVE has a big one when she sees WALL•E for the first time on the ''Axiom'', since he has nothing to do there.
* In ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh The Tigger Movie]]'', this is Tigger's reaction to Roo asking him to teach the [[OverlyLongName Whoopty-Dooper-Loopty-Looper-Alley-Ooper Bounce]]:
-->'''Tigger:''' Asa-bwah-ja... WHAT?
* Jack Skellington in ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' does this when the paper snowflake he was trying to make ends up, against all laws of symmetry, looking like a spider. That's right, ''even the laws of symmetry think Jack sucks at Christmas''.
* Done quite a few times in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}''. Examples:
-->'''"Honest John":''' ''[noticing Pinocchio skipping by]'' Look Giddy, a little wooden boy, yes... a little wooden boy?!\\\
'''Gepetto:''' Who's there?\\
'''Pinocchio:''' It's me.\\
'''Gepetto:''' Oh it's me...''Huh?!''\\\
'''Gepetto:''' Oh, Pinocchio, how did you get down here?\\
'''Pinocchio:''' I fell down.\\
'''Gepetto:''' Oh, you did...''Oh! [[YouCanTalk You're talking!]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTomThumbAndThumbelina''
-->'''Daniel:''' What do ya see, Godfrey? What do ya see?\\
'''Godfrey:''' The usual, Daniel, the usual. The usual insects, amphibians, indigenous plant life, raccoon guano, tiny girl floating in a sardine can.\\
(''both nod and retreat into the hole; {{beat}}; both return'')\\
'''Godfrey''' & '''Daniel:''' Tiny girl floating in a sardine can?!
* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', while Meg and Herc start talking and falling for one another in a garden, Meg backs up into something pointed (which turns out to be a statue of Cupid, the point being his arrow). Cue a subtle, but definite double take from Meg.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'':
** Anna does this all the time, making "wait, what?" something of her catchphrase. It's actually a quirk of her voice actress that was adapted in.
--->'''Anna:''' This is awkward. Not ''you're'' awkward, but just because we're-- ''I'm'' awkward, you're gorgeous. Wait, what?
** And Kristoff gets his own at the happy ending:
--->'''Kristoff:''' I could kiss you!... I could. I mean, I'd like to. [[GibberishOfLove I... may I? We me? I mean, may we?]] Wait, what?
* A brief case of this pops up in Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', when during Riley's first day of school, she notices some popular girls nearby, and Joy is eager to make friends with them.
-->'''Joy:''' Let's go talk to them!\\
'''Disgust:''' Are you kidding? We're not talking to them! We want them to ''like'' us.\\
'''Joy:''' Oh, yeah. Wait, what?
* ''Disney/TheJungleBook''
-->'''Bagheera:''' ''[half-asleep]'' There's no use arguing anymore. Now, no more talk till the morning.\\
'''Kaa:''' ''[chuckles]'' He won't ''be here'' in the morning.\\
'''Bagheera:''' Hmm? Oh yes, he will. I... ''KAA!''

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* A funny one in ''Film/DinnerAtEight'' where Carlotta reels in shock after flighty GoldDigger Kitty Packard mentions that she actually read a book.
* In the film version of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Two Towers'' Pippin does one of these when he realizes that the tree he is climbing is, in fact, sapient.
* The French soldier in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' does a big double take when he sees the huge "Trojan rabbit" being wheeled up to the gate.
* In ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'', after Brian falls into a passing spaceship, the two aliens inside do a double take at the sight of him. More exactly, their ''eyestalks'' do a double take.
* ''Film/JamesBond'':
** A rather (in)famous one in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'', with [[AnimalReactionShot a Venetian pigeon]] doing a double take at Bond passing by in a gondola-hovercraft.
** Another in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''. When Osato sees Bond in the SPECTRE control room, he first turns back to his console and then turns slowly to look at him again with a stunned look on his face.
** ''Film/LicenceToKill'', when Bond takes a look at Pam's secretary outfit.
** ''Film/GoldenEye'', when Bond sees Alec held at gunpoint by Ourumov (and all the others pointing their guns at him); the shock is evident on his face the second time he emerges from behind the canister.
** ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', when Bond takes note of the gorgeous Cigar Girl.
* Alan gets one in ''Film/TheHangover'' when he's peeing, sees a tiger in the bathroom, continues to urinate, then turns at the tiger again in utter horror and panic.
* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze'' features not a double take, but a triple take when Keno notices the Turtles running up behind him.
* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', when Han Solo instructs C-3PO what to say to the Ewoks, and keeps pulling him back for new orders, finishing with "Hurry up, will ya? Haven't got all day!" the droid responds with a double take.
* As the French king of physical comedy, Creator/LouisDeFunes' double takes were nothing short of epic. A good one in ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067108/ Delusions of Grandeur]]'', when Don Saluste guides the king of Spain to the bedroom where they expect to surprise the queen with her lover... only to find her old gouvernante, Doña Juana, in the arms of Blaze the valet. Saluste double-takes, closes the door hastily and starts speaking gibberish out of shock.
%%* Film/TheThreeStooges, fairly constantly.
* In ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'', the chief engineer does one when he realizes the engines were ordered full astern.
* Happens when Lalu is reading a story to Brittany and Alvin with Gilda the cockatoo is watching during ''Film/LittleAlvinAndTheMiniMunks'' when a splash of water appears on the page Lalu was on. It's revealed to be Simon who's all wet. After explaining that the toilet exploded, everyone goes back to reading before instantly turning back to Simon.
* In ''Film/TheMummysShroud'', a servant who is about to taste the wine from his secret stash takes a glance at the corpse next to him that he completely [[FailedASpotCheck failed to notice before]], takes another look with eyes widened in horror, and runs away screaming.
* In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the T-1000 does a subtle one when he runs into a store mannequin that resembles his liquid metal form.
* Spanky did this a lot in ''Film/TheLittleRascals'' shorts. He admitted later that he picked it up from [[Creator/LaurelAndHardy Stan Laurel]]
* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'':
** Jennifer does one when she lays eyes on the 47-year-old, ''[[FutureLoser drastically]]'' [[JadedWashout different]] Marty from the closet she's hiding in.
** While driving his car, Biff Tannen distractedly looks to the side, but doesn't react immediately at the sight of Marty [=McFly=] trying to steal the Gray's Sports Almanac.
* The exasperating divorce judge from ''Film/{{Midnight|1939}}'' does a huge double take when he finds out that Eve and Tibor weren't even married in the first place. It's followed with a "WHAT?!"
* Exaggerated and played for laughs in ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}''. When villain Ajax frees himself after getting pinned to a wall, Deadpool, who has been busy arguing with Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead before noticing, turns his head back and forth between the empty wall and Colossus about 10 times.
* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' features a rare case where we don't see the face of the person doing the double take. During the ExtendedDisarming sequence, a police officer is shown taking many knives out of the Joker's clothes. The final one is a [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking potato peeler]], which the handler briefly reexamines clearly thrown by its inclusion in the weapons. Given that its The Joker, we're probably better off not knowing what he uses it for.
* ''Film/TheShaggyDog'': As Wilby begins turning into a sheepdog for the first time, he passes by a mirror before pausing and noticing his hair turning white.

* ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' has several of these, usually from Glenda, who gets very involved in her thoughts before reacting.
* ''Literature/KillTimeOrDieTrying'' has this example:
-->'''James:''' Where's Steve?\\
'''Brad:''' He's getting his character sheet from the faculty office.\\
'''James:''' Ah. Well, I've got Douw's campaign notes here, and it seems that last session you... Wait. What?
* In the ''Literature/AuntDimity'' series, this is another way Lori wears her heart on her sleeve. Notably, when [[spoiler:the ghost of Cyril Pennyfeather]] wrote in the blue journal for the first time: "I glanced down at the journal, did a double take that nearly sent Reginald flying, and lowered my arm very slowly."
* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', upon his arrival to Hogwarts Harry notices that the coaches are no longer horseless and does exactly this. The text plain out calls it a "double take".

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Ned has a tiny one when Jory is killed.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Workaholics}}'', Ders is mocking Adam's obese cousin Big Fat (Devin), saying he's the kind of stain that makes Adam throw his underwear away. Adam shouts an encouraging "Get em!" before thinking for a second and saying "What?" in confusion.
* During the episode "With a Little Yelp From My Friends", of ''Series/{{Selfie}}'' Saperstein is holding a meeting asking everyone to look around and say what they see. They give innocuous answers, except for one blind man who says "Dark? Eternal night?" The meeting moves right along, but Henry gives the blind guy a glance, and then another one, obviously surprised.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' gives us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXCWIdHpxBw this gem]] in its very first episode.
* In an episode of ''Series/FatherTed'', Bishop Brennan is coming to stay and he is terrified of rabbits. Ted comes down in the morning and the lounge is bizarrely full of rabbits. He sits down and starts to read the newspaper for a while, before finally noticing, leaping up and screaming his head off. A similar thing happens when he completely destroys a car donated as a raffle prize by the diocese in the process of trying to tap out a tiny dent. In the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin appropriately-titled]] episode "Kicking Bishop Brennan Up The Arse" he also doesn't realise that Ted has just kicked him up the arse until he's in Rome at an audience with the Pope, at which point it dawns on him and he goes running out.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** When Vampire Willow (a second Willow, from an alternate dimension) is spotted by Angel...
--->'''Angel:''' Buffy, I...I just... something's happened that... Willow's dead. (''sees normal Willow next to Buffy, waving'') Hey, Willow. (''very confused'') [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Wait a second...]]\\
'''Xander:''' We're all right there with you.
** This wasn't the first time he'd do this. Just turned evil, Angelus sides with the psychotic Drusilia and The Judge, who's meant to be invincible. That was before Buffy has something stolen for her, a rocket launcher. When Angelus sees it he just knows that it's time to get out of there, and we get a second close up Double Take of [[OhCrap fear in case it was missed in the first wide shot]].
** Oz does a double take when he sees the girl sitting next to him is the same girl he's had his eyes on for weeks.
** Spike gets one in a season six episode due to Buffy's [[ThatCameOutWrong bad phrasing]].
--->'''Buffy:''' When I kissed you? You know I was thinking about Giles, right?\\
'''Spike:''' (''double take'') You know, I always wondered about you two.
* In the ''Series/{{House}}'' episode "Alone", Wilson kidnaps House's guitar to [[spoiler:force him into hiring a new team.]] He leaves a ransom note made of letters cut from a newspaper taped to House's wall. When House sees this, he barges into Wilson's office to reclaim his guitar. Wilson smugly proclaims his innocence, then signals the conversation is over by opening his newspaper... the paper with all the bits cut out, causing House to do a (hilarious) double take.
* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' gives us this:
-->'''Zone:''' Who doesn't want to spend some quality time with these ''[[SarcasmMode awesomely]]'' [[SarcasmMode normal people?]]\\
'''Mag:''' I don't know, it could be all right. The little Asian is kind of cute.\\
'''Zone:''' She's a tech-head. Mag. ... She's a ''girl'', Mag!
* While it ''may'' have happened at some point in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (with five different shows and nearly a dozen movies, ''you'' check them all to see one), there was definitely one from its creator, Gene Roddenberry. He married Majel Barrett, who had been removed from her role as Number One due to ExecutiveMeddling (this was just after "The Cage" had been shot). Barrett, in order to get back ''on'' the show (albeit in a different role) dyed her hair, and was talking to a producer or someone when Roddenberry walked through, said hi, began walking out, and double-took.
* In one "Superheroes" skit on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', Ryan was [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway Double-Take Boy]].
* One of Harry Enfield's sketch shows featured recurring characters "The Double-Take Brothers", a pair of gormless unobservant idiots who react this way to ''everything''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In "Shada", the script called for the Doctor to enter Chris Parson's room and instead see a woman he hadn't expected to find in there. Creator/TomBaker had [[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny added in a gag]] where he would burst the room in a [[BigEntrance grand]] [[IncomingHam way]], see the woman, leave, and then a beat later burst into the room in the exact same way as before as if the first time hadn't happened. Sadly the serial wasn't finished, but the book adaptation made a point of preserving this gag.
** In "The Sun Makers", the Doctor is busy tearing into a CorruptCorporateExecutive when a minion puts a gun to his neck. His reaction is a bored, "Oh, it's you again." He turns back to the villain, and then the gun suddenly registers. "What'd I say?"
** [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash "Time Crash"]]
*** When the Tenth Doctor encounters his other self, the Fifth. He first apologizes for bumping into him while working on the TARDIS's console, and reacts a second or two later.
*** A huge ship has just crashed through the TARDIS, knocking the Doctor off his feet. He says, "What?", then takes another look and goes, "What?!", and when he sees the name of the ship [[spoiler:(''SS Titanic'')]], he has to look at it twice before saying "[[FlatWhat What.]]"
** For the [[TheNthDoctor Eleventh]], during the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens"]] the Doctor [[spoiler:is talking with Rory, who was erased from existence a couple episodes ago, about missing something important. He walks away before coming back with the following:]]
-->'''Doctor:''' [[spoiler:Rory, I'm not trying to be rude, but... you died.]]
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "Hammer of the Gods", the brothers are in a creepy (4-star) hotel, and Dean walks around with his EMF detector, trying to pinpoint their MonsterOfTheWeek. As he walks down the hallway, he passes an open door, with an elephant in the room. He takes two more steps, looks up from his EMF detector, takes two steps back, and the elephant is gone, replaced by a fat black man. Dean walks away, extremely nonplussed.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** In the last episode, Chandler and Monica make their way back home to their old, soon-to-be-vacated apartment, where the rest of the gang is waiting to see their kid. Monica shows up with one of the babies, then Chandler enters the scene with the other. Cue massive Double Take from everyone; especially egregious with [[IdiotBall Joey]].
** Joey has a ''lot'' of these over the course of the show. When Chandler and Joey have won the girls' apartment from them, they stop by to give them a consolation gift and walk in...to find all their stuff back where it was before, because the girls switched everything while they were out. Chandler stands shocked in the doorway, while Joey strolls in, gets a beer and sits down... and ''then'' realizes.
* Basil Fawlty of ''Series/FawltyTowers'' has a few;
** In one episode, he's in the lobby when the Major casually walks past him carrying an enormous shotgun. Made even funnier by the fact that he's got it to kill 'Basil'.
** When he comes back to find that O'Reilly has completely filled in the door to the restaurant, he walks as if to go through it, stops and looks around as if he's taken a wrong turn, and then does a magnificently over-the-top full-body double take when realisation dawns.
* In the first series of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', when Edmund sees the ghost of Richard III.
* In ''Series/SisterSister'', Tia is being told off for causing the star player of High School to become dangerously close to flunking due to her tutoring skills. Tia denies that she was doing it, and also denies ever tutoring him. However, mid-sentence, she realizes... cue double take, Tamera apparently disappearing when she was present beforehand, and then a cutaway to the outside of the school with Tia's voice screaming "TAMERA!" at the top of her lungs and in a long manner.
* ''Series/HawaiiFive0'': Steve [=McGarrett=] pulls off a beauty when Danny Williams exhibits an in-depth understanding of roller derby.
* ''Series/TopGear'': May at [[spoiler:Hammond's Vauxhall Nova crossing the finish line of the Supermarket Sweep race on it's side]], in the Old Hatchback Challenge from the first episode of the 21st series.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'', as Natalie, Ronnie, and Matt sit around discussing the case, Natalie rifles through some files and notes that "Alesha Philips was the prosecutor". She and Ronnie both look at Matt and he pulls a classic one of these as he realizes that they're aware of his crush on Alesha.
* ''Series/RedDwarf:'' Many times, usually by [[{{Jerkass}} Rimmer]], when someone insults him, as it often takes a moment for what they've said to sink in. Kryten also gets one in "Tikka to Ride", as he explains to the Cat that JFK was assassinated by a gunman shooting from the Dallas Book Depository. ''Then'' he noticed the boxes labelled Dallas Book Depository he's leaning on.

* In ''Theatre/OnTheTown'', Lucy does a Double Take between the following lines and exiting the scene:
-->'''Chip:''' Well, goodbye, Miss Schmeeler.\\
'''Lucy:''' Film/GoodbyeMrChips.
* Mortimer does a big one in ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'' after [[DeadMansChest discovering there's a dead body in the window-seat]], and does another a few minutes later when one of his aunts suggesting burying it in the cellar "with the others."
* ''Theatre/DanceOfTheVampires'''s Boris does one upon noticing a transformed-Krolock:
-->'''Boris:''' There's a bat in the house.\\
'''Boris:''' ''THERE'S A BAT IN THE HOUSE!''

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia 012 Duodecim]]'', [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]] does a ([[MonsterClown fittingly]]) hilarious one upon realizing that [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Vaan]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aomolvvVz8&t=7m30s had taken Terra with him.]]
-->'''Vaan:''' We'll finish this next time! For now, I'm just gonna take the girl! Catch ya later!\\
'''Kefka:''' (''waving'') Yeah, it's been a pleasure! Wait, you're, you, you're you w-w... WHAT!?\\
* Baron K. Roolenstein in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble'' does a ''[[UpToEleven triple]]'' take upon seeing the Kongs defeat KAOS the second time.
* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'': Those men you were recruiting to free a slave trade, and your merry party? [[spoiler:Those are the Templars, and your player character (Haytham Kenway) is the Grand Master of the Colonial Rite of the Templar Order. And yes, you just helped them set it up in America.]] Desmond (and the audience) had a quite fitting "Wait, what?" look on their face at the revelation.
* While trekking through Dreamy Pi'illo Castle in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'', Mario runs into Luigi and simply nods at his younger brother before heading further into the area. Then he turns back around and remembers that Luigi is back in the real world sleeping, then freaks out before Dreamy Broque Monsieur tells him that this is actually Dreamy Luigi, the dream counterpart of the other Mario Bro.
** Played for drama later in the game; [[spoiler: When Toadsworth and Starlow were told by the Mario Bros. that the princess they were trying to protect was an impostor, and that the real one was already kidnapped, they both spoke in a relieved voice before becoming shocked moments later.]]
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', Link and Zelda notice [[spoiler:Byrne walking away]] during their friendship hi-five with a double-take.
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has an exaggerated one from Papyrus and Sans when you surprise them having a private conversation and they turn back and forth somewhere around a dozen times.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Shirou is agonizing in one route about how to explain to his guardian, Taiga, that Rin Tohsaka is now staying at his house. Taiga walks in on dinner, Shirou braces for the storm... and Taiga just casually greets Rin and goes to the fridge. Shirou is stunned, a few seconds pass, and ''then'' Taiga suddenly flips out and demands to know what Rin is doing there.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** Tucker does this in Season 4, when confronted with Crunchbite for the first time.
** This is also the [[PhraseCatcher standard reaction]] to anything Sister ever says.
--->'''Anyone who ever talks to Sister:''' Yeah! Wait, what?!
* Seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGtd0KkOvG4 a satirical animated short (from 6:40 to 7:42)]] of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer: Tiberian Dawn'' when a [[GreenRocks Tiberium]] [[WorkerUnit Harvester]] from one side [[YouRequireMoreVespeneGas returns to its home base]] by making a calm, friendly drive past its adversary's base without getting shot at. The base's guards [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy get carried away]], [[AlertnessBlink only to realize]] that [[CrowningMomentOfFunny they've just let an enemy Harvester escape under their noses]].
-->'''GDI Base Guard:''' ''[[PrecisionFStrike Fuck!]]'' [[ClusterFBomb Fuck! Fuck!]] '''[[AtomicFBomb Fuck!]]'''
** It's a jibe at the game's ArtificialStupidity -- the program's pathfinding tendencies to lead one's units through the shortest route possible, even if it isn't the safest way around. It's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the Commando that ordered the Harvester to come home and the Harvester's seemingly SimpletonVoice.
-->'''Nod Commando:''' Harvester Number Two! I want the resources back to the base a.s.a.p.! And ''don't take a goddamn shortcut!''
* In the ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'' episode "The Camping Webisode", Koden does this when Alex tries to repeat their dialouge from the first episode.
-->'''Koden:''' Uhh, Alex, what the heck is that?\\
'''Alex:''' (''holds up Frets, a living guitar'') Its called "pin the strings on the base"!\\
'''Koden:''' You just-- Wait, whaaaa?
* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', this happens when Kitten mentions Sensei, his human descendants.
-->'''Emperor:''' [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: You mean the descendants of the shamans who gave their lives to form me? Isn't that, like, all of humanity? ]]
'''Kitten:''' Not exactly what I meant...\\
'''Emperor:''' [[/folder]]

[[folder: Good. I never liked uncle Ragnar anyway. But really, though, what in the fuck do you me ]]
-- (''suddenly realizes that he has biological children'') [[/folder]]

[[folder: Fuuuuu.... ]]


[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'', [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=784 Kat when she realizes that her old arch-enemy is affably hanging out with a roommate.]]
* CK performs two in quick succession in ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty''. [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/12/20/delayed-reaction/ First when he sits down in front of a disembodied arm sticking out of the console]]. And shortly after...
-->'''CK:''' Fluffy... why did you put a ''leash'' on an ''[[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/01/03/carry-on-fluffy/ eggplant]]?''
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': Pintsize in [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1421 #1421]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'', Captain Hammer gives Penny one when he realizes that the girl he just "saved" is kinda cute.
* One literal trailer for the fourth ''Film/{{Twilight}}'' film: "Edward looks shocked, and Bella looks stunned/ ''Twilight, Breaking Dawn''... [[TrilogyCreep Part 1]]?" It then ''cuts to the person literalising'', who can't quite believe what he just read, then does a CurseCutShort.
* Creator/PatrickStewart demonstrates [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFMrBldVk0s the quadruple take.]] Even he can't perform four takes naturalistically.
* WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows has this reaction during his review of Music/KatyPerry's "Dark Horse", after he hears [[AWildRapperAppears Juicy J's line]] comparing Katy to [[ImAHumanitarian Jeffrey Dahmer]].
* Website/CollegeHumor: A spectacular one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zO69d-FY4c caught on camera]] in part of the infamous prank war between Streeter and Amir.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' short ''Tom's Photo Finish'', Jerry shows a sleeping Tom an incriminating photo. Tom goes back to sleep, then does a WildTake with his head detaching from his body and crossing to the other end of the Cinemascope screen...
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
** Step Four for the patended [=SpongeBob SquarePants=] Bubble-Blowing Technique: Double Take 3 Times.
** A downright ''epic'' one takes place in "Home Sweet Pineapple": Spongebob has his house eaten by wild nematodes and tries to spend the night at Patrick's house, only to find it to be miserable, and sneaks into Squidward's house while he's asleep. Squidward, in a half-awake stupor, is ''blissfully'' unaware that his ultimate annoyance has taken residence in his home, fetches him a glass of water, and lets him ''hop in bed with him'', completely out of it -- ''until...''
--->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' (''yawns'') Good night, Squidward.\\
'''Squidward:''' (''while yawning'') Good night, [=SpongeBob=]. (''drifts back off to sleep'')\\
(''Squidward's eyes snap open'')\\
'''Squidward:''' GOOD NIGHT, SPONGEBOB. (''kicks him out of his house'')
* One ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episode actually shows it during their special episode describing some of the cartoon clichés.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Aang does a big one at the end of episode 12, Book 2, when he reaches the top of the Ba Sing Se wall and sees for the first time the Fire Nation's [[ThisIsADrill Giant Drill]].
* ''WesternAnimation/CatDog''. When Cliff and Lube find out Shriek is a girl, they QUADRUPLE TAKE.
* Occurs about [[OncePerEpisode once per]] [[Creator/RankinBassProductions Rankin/Bass]] ChristmasSpecial.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'', after Felix is bummed out that everyone has a magic bag like him:
-->'''Roscoe:''' (''flying through the air, hand stuck in out-of-control magic bag'') Hi, Felix.\\
'''Felix:''' Hi, Roscoe. (''aside'') Even Roscoe. (''realizes what just happened'')
* Chris on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' will often neglect to see something shocking, carry on a perfectly normal conversation and then snap back with his patented "WHAAAAAAAAAT?!?"
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOnE Party of One]]", Rainbow Dash first casually says "Hi, Pinkie Pie." to a disguised Pinkie... before freezing on the spot with her mane and tail hair completely straight when she realizes (she was trying to avoid her today...).
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom – Part 2]]", Tirek has a delayed reaction on passing before the window mural showing Twilight rising as an alicorn, stopping in mid-evil gloating.
--->'''Tirek:''' Is this meant to be ''HUMOROUS''?!
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E25TheCutieRemarkPart1 The Cutie Re-Mark – Part 1]]", Twilight Sparkle keeps on giving her lecture even as her gaze wanders over the attending unicorns, which include Starlight Glimmer in their midst. Only on taking a pause in her speech does she realize this and backtracks, but the fugitive has already vanished.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E10TheSaddleRowReview The Saddle Row Review]]", Rarity has a two-part EyeTake reaction when she catches sight of one of the raccoons acting as waiter at her grand opening.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' 1973/74 episodes.
** "Dr. Pelagian's War". When Marvin tells Wendy that a penguin has walked up to Wonder Dog (who is sunning himself on a beach) she does one.
** "The Planet Splitter". The doctor at the orphanage does one when he sees Superman (as a baby) swinging from the ceiling light. The orphanage director does one when he comes in and sees Superbaby lifting the doctor in the air.
** "The Power Pirate". Wonder Dog does one in disbelief when Marvin starts boasting about his brain power.
** "Too Hot to Handle". Marvin does this when he sees that the wax figures in the Justice League museum are melting.
** "The Weather Maker". Wendy does it when she looks at her buttermilk biscuits and realizes that the technique she learned in order to make them properly will also help the Super Friends locate the villain.
* TransformersPrime gives us a radio conversation between Arcee, who's out on patrol and Bulkhead, who's off on a rescue mission at the Decepticon Warship, with Miko in tow. He tells Arcee he has a situation and the following is Arcee's reaction.
-->'''Arcee:''' Bulkhead, they're children. Humans. Just do whatever. *beat* ''You're WHERE?! SHE'S WHERE?!''

[[folder:Real Life]]
* In a somewhat funny example, the US Department of Defense's exercise codeword for Defcon 4 is DOUBLE TAKE. Appropriate as Defcon 4 pretty much means "huh, what?" in terms of readiness.
* Of course, double takes do happen in real-life. If we are focused on some activity, or just a train of thought, then we may not appreciate the salience of some new information. We notice a stimulus, recognize it doesn't affect what we're currently doing and dismiss it, then realize it's actually something of significance. Real-life double takes are usually much quicker than the fictional kind though.