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-> ''"[[LampshadeHanging This is like that episode of]]... well, everything."''
-->-- '''Malcolm''' after scheduling a TwoTimerDate, ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''

->''"I got the idea from every movie ever made."''
-->-- '''Lisa''', after (thinking that she was) pulling a BatmanGambit, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "The Book Job"

Hey, [[{{YKTTW}} You Know That Thing Where]] [[BuffySpeak the one guy does the thing to the other guy, and then that stuff happens]]? Yeah, that one! Man, that one's great! I can't believe [[Administrivia/DoWeHaveThisOne we don't have this one]] already! I'd better suggest it.

For example, The Girl gets PrinceCharming and lives HappyEverAfter: The lead character in the story is female, and the main love interest is a Prince of some sort. Seen in "Literature/{{Cinderella}}", "Literature/SnowWhite", ''SailorMoon'' (sorta), etc. The lead female may or not be a [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]] herself. She is just as likely to be firmly planted in the lower caste.

Also seen a million times is SaveThePrincess: The lead hero, usually male, rescues The Princess against all odds and overcomes the evil kidnapper. Seen in ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' (President's daughter = princess), ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' (though it's just part of the main plot), ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', etc. You just know that if there's a princess in a video game, you will probably have to save her at some point.

Another is [[EnemyMine "Rivals Joining Forces"]]: The main good guy, and a previous main bad guy, are suddenly faced with a new, overwhelmingly powerful threat that aims to destroy them both. So what do they do? They join forces! Seen in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', etc.

Many tropes fall into the category of "Seen It a Million Times" which, in itself, is part of what makes them tropes to begin with. With Seen It a Million Times, in particular, the trope in question has become so predictable that the viewer pretty much already knows how the plot will go upon seeing a few key elements of the tropes.

Ironically, if you've Seen It a Million Times, you may actually struggle to think of examples, because you've stopped ''noticing'' it; it's just what happens.

Compare DeadHorseTrope, DiscreditedTrope, Administrivia/NoTropeIsTooCommon, SeenItAll, & SeinfeldIsUnfunny. Contrast Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs, Administrivia/NotATrope, & Administrivia/TooRareToTrope.

Not to be confused with SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes.
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