->''"Mr. Sun came up and he smiled at me\\
Said "It's gonna be a good one, just wait and see!"\\
Jumped out of bed, and I ran outside\\
Feeling so extra-ecstatified\\
It's the best day ever! (best day ever) \\
It's the best day ever! (best day ever)"''
-->-- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLYoeQc5VlU "Best Day Ever"]], ''SpongebobSquarepants''

A line used in kids' shows, sitcoms, and [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs kids' sitcoms]], at the beginning of the episode, just before HilarityEnsues.

The characters will be discussing whatever the subject of the episode is and someone will say, "This is gonna be the best (whatever) EVER!" Then, everything goes horribly wrong, but of course later they realize that it didn't go SO badly after all. "It really was the best (something) ever!"

Not to be confused with SugarWiki/MostTriumphantExample, which is your Personal Favorite Whatever, Ever. Contrast with WorstWhateverEver.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''WebVideo/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries'', Aang describes his own move of freezing himself and Appa in a ball of ice as the "Best. Plan. Ever."
* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', Seto is shown [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a giant rock]] and is told that his destiny is to play a "Children's Card Game" for the rest of time.
-->'''Kaiba:''' Best. Destiny. Ever!
* After a particularly insane easter egg hunt in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', Calvin notes:
-->'''Calvin:''' That was the best Easter Egg hunt ever, Hobbes!
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': After a day that involved fighting an army of {{mooks}}, escaping an IslandBase on a rocket and taking down a giant robot, Dash shouts, "That was the best vacation ever!"
* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'': After she leaves her tower for the first time in her life, Rapunzel finds herself conflicted between guilt over disobeying her "mother" Gothel, and the the sense of liberation over being outside for the first time, resulting in a string of rapid-fire [[GilliganCut Gilligan Cuts]];
-->'''Rapunzel:''' (''joyous'') I can't believe I did this.\\
(''guilty'') I can't believe I did this! Mother would be so furious.\\
(''joyous'') That's OK, though, I mean what she doesn't know won't kill her.\\
(''guilty'') Oh my gosh. This would kill her.\\
(''joyous'') This is so fun!\\
(''guilty'') I, am a horrible daughter. I'm going back.\\
(''joyous'') I am never going back!\\
(''guilty'') I am a despicable human being.\\
(''joyous'') '''Woo-hoo! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Best. Day. Ever!]]'''
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham'', after Batman knocks out Black Spider and switches costumes with him to fool the villains, The Joker finds Black Spider and prepares to shoot him in the head, thinking he's Batman. At this moment, Black Spider's ExplosiveLeash is triggered and his head is blown off. Surprised, Joker comments, "Best gun ever."
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The lines "it was the best day ever" '''and''' "it was the worst day ever" are used during nearly every day in the movie ''Thunderpants''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Barbara Robinson wrote a whole little series of books whose plots depended on this trope: ''The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'', ''The Best Hallowe'en Ever'', and ''The Best School Year Ever''. Probably the TropeCodifier.
* Creator/RichardScarry wrote a popular children's book called ''Best Word Book Ever''.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
** Xander has to attend a Saturday computer class and hears Cordelia does too: "Ooo, did you hear that? An extra day of class AND Cordelia! Throw in a little rectal surgery and it's my best day ever!" ([[DontExplainTheJoke Clearly not his best day ever.]])
** Buffy thinks a present Xander got her is the best present ever. The present? A ''rocket launcher'' he stole from the local army base to kill a demon.
* This is almost becoming a catch phrase for Richard Series/{{Castle}}. He has used the phrase "Best X Ever" on numerous occasions.
* The Doctor points out this trope in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Impossible Planet":
-->'''The Doctor:''' Oh come on! Did you have to? "No turning back," that's almost as bad as "Nothing could possibly go wrong," or "This is gonna be the best [[SoaplandChristmas Christmas]] [[Series/EastEnders Walford]]'s ever had!"
* On ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', after Simon and River are kidnapped, Jayne goes through their stuff for valuables and stops a moment to pretend he's reading aloud from Simon's diary:
-->'''Jayne:''' "Dear diary, today I was pompous and my sister was crazy. (''turns page'') Today we were kidnapped by hill folk, never to be seen again. It was the best day ever."
* Hiro and the Comic Book Shop Guy both say "Best. Day. Ever." in a Season 3 episode of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' since it was a pretty awesome day for both characters. Hiro teleported himself into a comic book store, and the shop guy realized that Hiro was the guy from their comic books.
* Combined with WorstWhateverEver in the "Ho Ho Ho Job" episode of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', after it's revealed that [[TheBigGuy Elliot]] will be spending time as a mall Santa for their con, with [[CloudCuckooLander Parker]] as an elf.
-->'''Parker:''' "This is the best case ever!"\\
'''Elliot:''' (Simultaneously) "This is the worst case ever!"
* In one of the "Competitions" episodes of ''Series/TheSmokingGunPresentsWorldsDumbest'', the #1 entry came from a game show in which women performed a balancing stunt while a camera provided a clear view of their cleavage. Chuck Nice expressed his feelings with excited clapping and squealing before proclaiming, "It's the best show ever!"
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/OneDirection has a hit song titled 'Best Song Ever'.
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{WCW}} commentator Tony Schiavone was the master of hyperbole, dubbing a whole bunch of angles (especially during the [[SeasonalRot later "downer" years]]) as "the greatest (something) in the history of our sport", no matter how [[ShockingSwerve shocking the swerve]]. He would also do the same with every upcoming episode of ''Nitro'', for years until it shut down in 2001.
* Every year ''Wrestling/{{Wrestlemania}}'' is typically billed as the greatest or most historic ''[=WrestleMania=]'' ever, particularly on DVD's released after the fact. After 27 installments and counting this gets harder to believe as time goes on, though at Wrestlemania 21 they said Wrestlemania 20 was the greatest ever. Who knows, that might have even continued if not for [[Wrestling/ChrisBenoit you know who.]]
* One of Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels's finishing moves, running up the turnbuckles for the "best moonsault ever".
* One of Cherry Bomb's finishing moves, the "best super kick ever."
* Rudy Switchblade and Jessie Godderz in Ohio Valley Wrestling, the "best team ever".
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[CreepyChild Tiny Tina]] of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' describes the tea party where [[spoiler:she vaporizes with electricity the bandit who betrayed her parents to the Hyperion corporation]] as the "best tea party ever."
* Used at the ending of ''VideoGame/HotelMario'', where Mario, Luigi and Peach address the fourth wall and say "You're the best player ever!" Well, you deserve ''some'' kind of recognition for [[FakeDifficulty actually playing through the game]].
* ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''/''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'': "[[LimitBreak THE GREATEST ATTACK]] '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVP6tPnUorM EVER!]]"'''
* Zoey Payne of ''VideoGame/{{SSX}}'' becomes the creator and manager of the event. To her it's the best job ever.
* A [=GalNet=] article in the ''Xtended'' GameMod for ''[[Videogame/{{X}} X3: Terran Conflict]]'' details a new sport from the [[ProudWarriorRace Split Dynasty]], where contestants enter a [[PortalNetwork jumpgate]] race in [[SpaceFighter starfighters]] -- which are fully armed -- and lose points every time they ''don't'' fire at other racers. When the winner crosses the finish line (and then bails out), explosives planted in each ship detonate after seven seconds. The sheer death toll of the races has caused the Split to declare it "the best sport ever"
* ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'' has this after a BreakingTheFourthWall in a movie theater:
-->'''Movieguy:''' Best. Movie. Ever.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/AwesomeSeries'': "This gun is the best gun ever."
* This has been done [[http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/Best/Worst_X_Ever a number of times]] in the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' cartoons.
** "This is the best Decemberween ever!"
** "Aww, man. This is the worst Decemberween ever."
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/FriendshipIsDragons'':
** Pinky Pie says it at the end of the first session, when the players insist they continue the game as little ponies, despite the GM not having further campaign plans.
--->'''Pinky Pie:''' I can already tell they're gonna be the best adventures EVER!
** And again, when it is agreed that Pinkie's player will be the GM for the next, reduced-group gaming session.
--->'''Pinky Pie:''' This is gonna be the best session EVER!
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', being a SexComedy, sometimes finds relatively "adult" uses for the phrase:
** When Amber describes to Zii how wonderful she felt when Gary used his unintentionally secret sexual technique on her, she says it was the "Best. Orgasm. '''Ever.'''" (Zii then gets angry because she thinks Gary has been holding out on her.)
** Gary declares Yuki the "Best girlfriend ever" when (for reasons that sort of make sense to her) she tells sex goddess [=DiDi=] to stay naked around him all the time.
** Slightly more innocently -- Jung was prepared to give a play a horrible review, on principle, but after all the entertainment caused when it basically collapses in disaster at the end, notably Sandra's fight with Dillon over Matt, he pronounces it the "Best. Play. '''Ever.'''"
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Elan says this several times.
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0056.html "It was the best adventure EVER!"]] By the end of the page, he gets stabbed.
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0647.html Strip #647:]]
--->'''Elan:''' Woooooo! Wind Walk is the best cleric spell ever!!!\\
'''Durkon:''' Dinnae look down, dinnae look down, dinnae look down...
** Elan concludes what would otherwise be a NoDialogueEpisode by [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0750.html "That was the best day EVER!"]]. Of course, said day isn't finished, and it gets [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0757.html much]], [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0759.html MUCH]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0763.html worse]].
--->'''Tarquin:''' Here's to us, Elan. We're going to tell the best story EVER.
** Elan seriously jinxes his party leader in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0916.html #916]].
--->'''Elan:''' I'm not the leader of my team, Dad. Roy is, and he's the best hero EVER.
* ''Webcomic/SuperStupor'': The Best Divorce Story Ever.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/BumReviews'': This is the one of the {{Catch Phrase}}s of Chester A. Bum. "OH MY GOD! THIS IS THE GREATEST MOVIE THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!!"
* From ''Website/TheOnion'': "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/amazing-new-hyperbolic-chamber-greatest-invention,1321/ Amazing New Hyperbolic Chamber Greatest Invention in the History pf Mankind Ever]]".
* One ''Kids React'' segment featuring [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DDwh1iKi-0 the Gregory Brothers]] gets a "best idea EVER!" from one of the kids.
* In ''Literature/PayMeBug'', Captain Vindh and crew are blackmailed into an ''insanely'' dangerous job by [[SiblingYinYang someone]] they all truly hate. [[DeadpanSnarker He]] describes it as the "best trip ever."
* This is the premise of the ''Greatest Movie Ever! Podcast'', where every week the Almighty Gooberzilla and a random co-host review what they declare to be the [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Greatest Movie Eveeeer! ]]
, be it ''Film/{{Spider}}'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', or ''Film/DragonballEvolution''.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
** A ChristmasEpisode is titled "The Best Christmas Story '''N'''ever"; another is called "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever".
** Also Steve's reaction to Mex's catchphrase on ''[[ShowWithinAShow Tex and Mex]]''. "Best. Catchphrase. Ever."
* Seems to be a StockPhrase in Nickelodeon shows. Case in point, about every second episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', an ad is shown for "Hasbro's Best Thing Ever" (a short of Silly Putty actually). Stewie, watching the commercial, enthusiastically shouts: "I want it!"
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' had the title character going through a list of things that would make the best Saturday ever, but no kid had ever successfully completed. Two of the first items are eat a bowl of cereal while watching cartoons ''all'' morning. He oversleeps, the milk is spoiled, and the TV goes out. Everything else goes just as wrong.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'' episode where the kids get trapped on a school bus on a snow day because [[AlphaBitch Kendall]] [[RichBitch Perkins]] had her dad call the school to make it a school day, they take so long getting to school that school hours are over, much to the disappointment of [[TeachersPet Kendall]]. The episode ends with Kick and Gunther declaring "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Best. Snow day. Ever.]]"
* The first season of ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' ended with (or began with, depending on your point of view) an episode titled "The Best Christmas Ever", in which Orel is determined to make this Christmas just that. The subversion? The episode has such a DownerEnding that the commentary for the episode mentioned that Creator/AdultSwim got several letters from people saying the episode ruined their Christmas.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E8LookBeforeYouSleep "Look Before You Sleep"]], Twilight excitedly states "This is gonna be the bestest slumber party ever, yeah!" Naturally, everything that can go wrong do, mostly from [[SlobsVersusSnobs Rarity and Applejack not getting along]].
** The season one finale is entitled "The Best Night Ever". The mane cast has spent the entire season dreaming about the upcoming Grand Galloping Gala[[note]]for the pony-illiterate: an annual society party thrown by the ponies' universally-beloved God-Empress[[/note]], and are determined to make sure it is the [[TitleDrop Best Night Ever]] at any cost. Unfortunately their efforts end up making the party an unqualified disaster (like, they actually cause significant damage to the venue), except that later Princess Celestia[[note]]aforementioned God-Empress[[/note]] comes and tells them that it was, in fact, the Best Night Ever, at least compared to the stuffy Galas of previous years; the reason she had invited Twilight and her friends to the Gala was in the hopes they would liven things up.
** Rainbow Dash quotes the trope twice in "Sonic Rainboom" when she A) does the Sonic Rainboom, and B) gets to meet the Wonderbolts and wins the Best Young Flyer award.
** Sweetie Belle has "the best idea ever" in "Hearts and Hooves Day".
** Again in the second season finale.
** In "Pinky Apple Pie":
*** Apple Bloom kicks it off by calling hers the "best family ''ever''!"
*** Pinkie Pie herself says "Best [[hottip:(pick one):family twirl; idea; siblings; scary unidentifiable creature; family; family hug]] ''ever''!" a lot throughout the episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** The chorus of the extended version of the ThemeTune starts off "This could possibly be the best day ever...."
** One episode is called "The Best Lazy Day Ever". And it was.
** "[[UpToEleven And the forecast says that tomorrow will likely be a million and six times better!]]"
* The ''PollyPocket'' animation is based on the trope. The theme song mentions "best time ever". One episode was about Polly and her friends going to watch [[TheFilmOfTheBook a movie adaptation of what they consider "the best book ever"]], hoping it'd be the best movie ever, only to later decide [[spoiler: it was the ''worst'' movie ever]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''; the episode "Best Rainy Day Adventure Ever" is actually considered by fans one of the best PPG episodes ever.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Bart and Lisa are certain the trip to [[AmusementParkOfDoom Itchy 'n' Scratchy Land]] will be the [[KillerRobot best vacation ever!]] Subverted in that it really was the best vacation ever. Double Subverted in that they promised to never speak of it again.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
** The episode "Best Day Ever" (from which the opening quote comes from). [=SpongeBob's=] plans for the best day ever get sidetracked when he helps his friends with various crises.
** [=SpongeBob=] once described being on television as "The greatest thing to happen in the history of history!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Betrayal", Beast Boy ate a pie offered by Terra and compliments with, "This is the best pie... in the history of pies."
* In the ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' ChristmasSpecial, they successfully have the Best Christmas Ever.
* Several times in the ''Wibbly Pig'' episode "Balloons," Wibbly's balloon party is declared to be "The Best Big Balloon Party Ever," both spoken and in song.
* In "Franklin Has a Sleepover" from ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'', Franklin and Bear declare their sleepover to be "the best sleepover ever." This trope has also surfaced on the CGI spin-off ''Franklin and Friends''.
* Similarly, in "The Sleepover Problem" on ''WesternAnimation/PegPlusCat'', Peg declares that her sleepover is going to be the best sleepover ever. (Viewers of both shows will have to judge whether it was better than Franklin's.)
* At the beginning of "Too Much Vacation" on the Creator/PBSKids version of ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'', the Bear family declares that their vacation will be "the best vacation ever." Throughout the episode, as things go wrong, Papa Bear's refrain becomes "We won't let (x) spoil our best vacation ever." He finally gets fed up, though, after a flood hits the cabin that they're staying in and he gets washed away into a stream, a quite rude awakening. He grumbles that they were supposed to be having fun, but it turns out that Sister and Brother were having fun and thought that he was too, showing him the pictures of his antics during the vacation. They put a smile on his face and he decides that he was looking at things all wrong, deciding that it was, indeed, the best vacation ever.
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