In comedic medieval settings, a knight (usually one of the [[KnightInShiningArmor shining persuasion]]) will be introduced whose name sounds like "[[KingArthur Sir Lancelot]]", only [[JustForPun punnier]]. The "Lance" part will be replaced with a verb (often one that rhymes with "Lance", so "dance" and "prance" are common versions) and the "elot" with "a lot". Thus, we get a MeaningfulName which describes the knight's preferred activity. Note that spelling can vary (sometimes "elot" is left intact), but the punny meaning is always clear.

This is such a well-known trope that it has extended beyond this context, becoming a sort of "Stock Pun" used by characters, [[RealLife actual human beings]] and businesses who have nothing to do with knights.

Its roots in English legend make this Trope much more common in English-language and Western media. Obviously, being a comedic pun on the name of a fictional knight, it is in no way TruthInTelevision.
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* Sir Shakes-a-Lot the milkshake-loving knight from Burger King's "Burger King Kingdom" ads.
* Spam have recently introduced a mascot named [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCaAN9Oak00 Sir Can-A-Lot]]. Not to be confused with ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}''.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* DC Comics COO Creator/GeoffJohns came up with an idea for a ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse'' character named Sir Laser-Lot when he was eight years old. Many years later, he would enter the official canon in a DC comics series written by Johns himself, with an action figure following later (see {{Toys}} entry, below).
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[[folder:Film]]
* In StuartSavesHisFamily, Stuart wanted to enter a contest by naming a cleaning product mascot "Sir Cleans-A-Lot". His father then nicknamed him "Sir Eats-A-Lot".
* ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'' has a store called "Sir Save-A-Lot".
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[[folder:The Internet]]
* www.sirlinksalot.net is a collection of web directories.
* www.sirjogalot.com is a blog about jogging and running.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The children's book ''Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger'' stars a knight who... [[MeaningfulName actually, you can probably guess]].
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Sir Killalot the house robot from ''Series/RobotWars''.
* Whenever TheMuppets do anything based on the Arthurian legends, or anything that takes place in a medieval/fantasy setting, nearly every other character they put up will be a play on this.
* "The Storyteller" (actually [[spoiler:Moriarty]]) tells a story about a knight named Sir Boast-a-Lot on his [[ShowWithinAShow children's storytelling show]] in the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode "The Reichenbach Fall". Sir Boast-a-Lot brags about going on epic quests and slaying dragons, but the other knights come to wonder if these stories are just lies he tells to make himself look good. This is {{Foreshadowing}} for his plan: [[spoiler:to utterly discredit Sherlock as an egomaniacal fraud]].
* In Series/{{Friends}}, Chandler lost a toe during his college years when Monica accidentally dropped a knife on his foot, and because of that he got nicknamed "Sir Limps-a-lot". [[spoiler:Ross was the one that came up with that.]]
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[[folder:Merchandise]]
* Chef Boyardee's canned pasta product Sir Chomps-a-Lot.
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[[folder:Music]]
* The musician [[Music/SirMixALot Sir Mix-A-Lot]]. His use of this trope has been parodied by ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' (see below).
* The name Sir Dance-A-Lot has been used by [=DJ=]s and bands alike.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''{{Garfield}}'': [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2010&addr=100224 Jon and Garfield play a medieval themed vídeo game where Jon chooses to play as a character named "Sir Whines-a-Lot"]]. Whenever Jon doesn't get to choose him, he shows what makes him fit the character.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* ''Pinball/MedievalMadness'' has two of jousters with puns on Lancelot's name, but only "Sir Miss-A-Lot" qualifies here.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* In the service of an [[{{Pun}} Incredibly Lame Pun]]: Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} has featured a tag team made up of two guys in knight costumes, ''each'' of whom was named "Lance Steel," called [=Lancelot=], or [=Lance-A-Lot=].
* [[Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick Spanky]] does a cannonball twister he calls "sir spanks-a-lot", though as Josh Matthews reminds us, Spanky also has a move called Dr. Teeth.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Sir Stor-a-Lot (their spelling) is a self-storage facility in West Park, Florida.
* Sir Flush A Lot is a plumbing company, with the [[JustForPun pun-tastic]] slogan "we won't charge a king's ransom to fix your throne".
* Sir Bounce A Lot's is a children's birthday party play area in Green Bay, Wyoming, as well as being the name of many bouncy castle rental companies.
* Not to mention such businesses as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sir Build-a-Lot, Sir Bikes-A-Lot, Sir Thrifts-A-Lot, Sir Lines-A-Lot, Sir Moves-A-Lot, Sir Cakes-A-Lot, Sir Stamps-A-»]] and many, ''many'' more.
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[[folder:Tabletop RPG]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' supplement ''Acute Paranoia''. One of the new secret societies in the book was the Knights of the Circular Object, which was partially inspired by the tales of King Arthur. One alias taken by a member of the society was "Sir Lanceabot".
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[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* At {{Disney|ThemeParks}}land, there is a suit of armor on the Mr. Toad ride labeled "Sir Clinks-a-Lot." There are also non-knightly examples: an animatronic Indian that waves at the riverboat is informally called Chief Waves-a-Lot, and elsewhere in the park are two "cigar store Indian" sculptures sometimes referred to as Chief Stands-a-Lot and Chief Leans-a-Lot.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* Sir Prance-A-Lot is one of those soft toys for babies with different parts with different textures and sounds.
* As part of the ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse'' line's 30th anniversary in 2012, an action figure based on a design Creator/GeoffJons came up with when he was eight years old and dubbed Sir Laser-lot is to be released by Mattel.
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[[folder:TV Tropes]]
* The {{Trope}} SirSwearsALot.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Anders from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' used to have a cat named Ser Pounce-a-Lot.
* ''[[VideoGame/TheSims The Sims 2]]'' has a [[CompanionCube "pet brick"]] called "Sir Bricks-a-lot".
* The ''VideoGame/JumpStart'' games have an anthropomorphic rabbit named Mr. (not sir, funnily enough) Hopsalot as a main character.
* In ''Dragon Fable" all of the Pactagonal Knights follow this theme, ranging from Sir Jun and Sir Prise to Sir Loin.
* PacMan World Rally (a MarioKart [[FollowTheLeader clone]]) has a secret weapon called "Sir Pac-a-Lot".
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* {{Invoked|Trope}} in an ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' strip:
-->'''Lancelot''': My mother wanted me to join the priesthood.
-->'''Arthur''': Then she ought to have named you Praysalot.
* When Durkon's armour alerts enemies to the team's presence in one ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' strip, Greenhilt takes to calling him Sir Clanksalot.
* In one ''Webcomic/{{Bug|Martini}}'' strip, one character responds to hearing the baby crying with the line "Hark. Sir Poops-a-lot requests an audience."
* A secondary character in ''Webcomic/TheBMovieComic'' is Sir Lostalot, an archaeologist.
* ''Webcomic/LitBrick'': During the ''Literature/CanterburyTales'' storyline, the rapist knight of the Wife of Bath's tale is referred to as "Sir Rapesalot", because he didn't have a name in the source material.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', Yakko, Wakko and Dot are given the titles "Sir Yaks-A-Lot", [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "Sir Waks-A-Lot"]] and "Lady Dots-A-Lot".
* "Sir Pantsalot of Dropseat Manor" in the ''Westernanimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Knights Must Fall".
* One ''RobotChicken'' skit actually features Sir Mix-A-Lot as a member of King Arthur's court. [[BeenThereShapedHistory He's the one who suggests the concept of the Round Table]], via the song "Table Be Round" (a parody of "Baby Got Back").
* From the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "My Pretty Seahorse", after the customers at the Krusty Krab are complaining about their food not being brought to them;
-->'''Squidward:''' Why don't you ask Cowbob Ranchpants and his faithful companion, Sir Eats-A-Lot?
-->'''Mr. Krabs:''' [=SpongeBob=]! What's with all the nicknames!?!?
* The hero of the children's animated television series ''TheAdventuresOfSirPrancelot''. [[http://www.thechestnut.com/prance/sir-prancelot-2.htm External link]].
* After they are transported to the middle ages. [[FairlyOddParents Timmy Turner]] proclaims that they're in the middle ages, and Cosmo calls him "Sir Points-Out-The-Obvious-A-Lot.
** In "Knighty Knight", Timmy asks a fellow knight if they'll be fighting dragons, but his job is to point to the bathroom. He's revealed to be short. Timmy says "Thanks, Sir Lance-A-Little".
-->'''Short knight:''' They always call me that here.
* There was an episode of ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh The Book Of Pooh]]'', where Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, and Tigger decided to become 'The Knights of the Roundish Table', after Owl read them the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Tigger became Sir Bounce-A-Lot, Piglet became Sir Piglet Of Small, Pooh became Sir Pooh-cival, and Rabbit became Sir Hairyhead.
* The mascot pig kidnapped by Homer and his roommates in the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode "Homer Goes to College" is named Sir Oinks-A-Lot.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeetleJuice'' had B.J. and Lydia get lost and meet Sir Lost-A-Lot, ruler of Camelost.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' has a rapper named Sir Paid A Lot.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder'' feature length video ''The Knights of Can-A-Lot'', all the machines take Sir Verbalot names when they pretend to be knights.
* One episode of WesternAnimation/TotallySpies has Clover commenting that going on a mission is "better than quality time with Nanny Yells-a-lot".
* Queen Delightful on ''WesternAnimation/The7D'' has a pet dog named Sir Yipsalot.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Party of One", one of Pinkie Pie's [[CompanionCube imaginary party guests]] is a lump of lint she calls "Sir Lints-a-lot".
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