Old joke setup:

->'''Character 1:''' Excuse me, I'm looking for talcum powder.\\
'''Character 2:''' Walk this way, please. ''(Starts to saunter off)''\\
'''Character 1:''' If I could walk that way, I wouldn't need the talcum powder.

Alternatively, the second character may follow the first character, imitating their SexyWalk or SillyWalk. This is a physical variant of RepeatAfterMe.

There is [[OlderThanTheyThink a proud tradition]] of 'walk in the way I do'; one book describes the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zanni zanni]]'' of the ''CommediaDellArte'' copying the aged miser Pantalone when told to "walk this way".

Not to be confused with the Music/{{Aerosmith}} (and Music/RunDMC) song. That's about, [[IntercourseWithYou well]]...


* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10555403/14/Legends-of-Potter Legends of Potter]]'' Harry offers to escort Luna to the Ravenclaw entrance and she says "Walk this way" before doing a comically exaggerated SexyWalk which he promptly imitates, getting laughed at by several people in the Gryffindor common room.

* Creator/MelBrooks loves this particular joke:
** In ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'', Igor says to "walk this way", and Frankenstein follows the hunchbacked, hobbling Igor normally. Igor insists, "THIS way," and even hands Frankenstein his walking stick to help him imitate the walk.
*** It's this particular instance of the joke, by the way, that inspired Music/{{Aerosmith}} to write their song of the same name. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walk_This_Way#Lyrics No, really.]]
** Ditto ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'', when the sheriff sets it up, and everyone shrugs and walks this way without further comment.
** Ditto ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI''.
** In ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', Yogurt says "Ha ha ha, come, walk this way, take a look", followed by "If I could walk that way..."
** Done by the mincing Carmen Ghia (with Leo and Max following) in the ScreenToStageAdaptation of ''Film/TheProducers''.
* Done in ''Film/AfterTheThinMan''. An elderly butler tells Nick to "Walk this way" and shuffles off. Nick says "Well, I'll try" and does so.
* At least one short (perhaps more) by Film/TheThreeStooges uses this gag; a wealthy society matron who has commissioned the Stooges (or someone for whom she has mistaken them) to do a job of some sort asks them to "Walk this way" to whatever needs fixing, at which point the Stooges shrug and imitate her stereotypically feminine gait.
** In a more elaborate set up, they are being trained to be gentlemen, and are assigned a dancing instructor. She tells them this is the latest dance and do exactly as she does. Of course, at the moment the music starts, a bee flies down the back of her dress. They [[AccidentalDanceCraze follow her contortions]] to get rid of the bee, including all of them jumping out the second floor window into a fountain below.
* In ''Film/EncinoMan'', as the class heads to the museum, Stoney (exaggerately) mimics the way Matt Wilson's cohorts walk, while talking behind them.
* In ''Film/{{Arthur}}'' (1981), the butler at his fiance's mansion instructs the title character to enter her father's trophy room with these exact words. Arthur, being FunPersonified and always up for a joke, obliges him by mimicking his walk behind his back.

* In the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresFirstFrontier First Frontier]]'', the Doctor tries to invoke it, but neither of his companions obliges:
-->'Hardly. Walk this way,' the Doctor said mysteriously, and hopped away from the car in a peculiar manner. When he saw that the women were strolling normally after him, he hurrumphed loudly and wandered off towards a low rise just to the left.
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Clue}}'' book series did this twice; once with the guests merely imitating Mr. Boddy's normal walk, once with Mrs. White getting a pebble in her shoe and the guests all imitating her abnormal walk.
* Played with in Creator/JohnVarley’s ''Rolling Thunder'':
-->"Follow me, please." I was so glad he didn't say "Walk this way," because it is ''such'' an old joke (...) and there's no way I could have managed that sashay.
* At the end of the ''Literature/CiaphasCain''[[labelnote:*]]'''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM'''[[/labelnote]] novel ''The Emperor's Finest'', a planetary governor's majordomo tells Cain and Jurgen to "Walk this way" to meet the governor. Jurgen mutters, "If I walked that way, I'd be singing soprano."
* ''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''. Captain [=McCarthy=] is saddled with [[TheNeidermeyer Major Bellus]] who accidentally walks near a grove of shambler trees: {{Man Eating Plant}}s hosting [[TheSwarm an entire ecology of carnivorous symbiotes that swarm]] when they sense the vibrations of nearby prey. [=McCarthy=] points out that these vibrations are relayed by the creeper vines lying all around them, and the only way ''not'' to trigger them is to walk out of range at five meters per hour. Cue a SillyWalk that (as [=McCarthy=] enjoys pointing out to Bellus) is being relayed via cameras to an extensive internet audience hoping they'll die in an interesting and horrible fashion. [[spoiler:Eventually Bellus breaks down under the strain and begs for his life, so to conclude this HumiliationConga [=McCarthy=] walks out normally, saying they weren't in any danger as the shambler grove was uninhabited. This stunt destroys Bellus career; unfortunately it also earns [=McCarthy=] the ire of his superiors who try to get rid of him with an UriahGambit.]]

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The "less naughty" Chemist Shop sketch in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'':
-->'''Man''': Good morning. I'd like some aftershave, please.\\
'''Chemist''': Ah, certainly. Walk this way, please.\\
'''Man''': If I could walk that way I wouldn't need aftershave.\\
''[POLICEMAN enters and bundles the customer off the set.]''
** Later episodes reference this joke too, with the person delivering the second line being given a meaningful look and apologising before finishing.
** "If I could walk that way" is also part of the OverlyLongName of the Very Silly candidate in "Election Night Special."
** In another sketch, about the Royal Society of Putting Things On Top of Other Things, when the president instructs the members of the society to "run this way". They begin to say "If we could run that way-" and then apologize and follow him.
%%* The ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' episode featuring ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S03E21SantaClausConquersTheMartians Santa Claus Conquers the Martians]]''.
%%* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' did this in the episode "Hey, Doc".
* In ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'', a visiting Arab sheikh's interpreter after being told to ask his master to "walk this way" stared at [[PetHomosexual Mr Humphries']] mincing walk and replied, "It's more than my job's worth!"
** In another episode Mr Humphries is walking even stranger due to a bad back. When he tells a customer to "walk this way" the customer looks at Captain Peacock in confusion before following.
* ''Series/TheLucyShow'': Creator/JackBenny guest starred, and answered Lucy's "Walk this way" with "I already do." (Benny had a notoriously swishy hip-swinging gait.)
* On "Creator/RuPaul's Drag U", [=RuPaul=] instructs the contestants to "walk this way" and starts to walk in an exaggerated manner. Then, he turns around and tells the contestants he expects them not to merely follow him, but to imitate his gait.
* Naturally, ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' can't stay away from this one. In one Pigs In Space sketch, Link Hogthrob tells First Mate Piggy (Fozzie in a costume) this, and the literal-minded bear does this trope.
** This trope has [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Walk_this_way gotten into]] a few of Creator/JimHenson's other works too.

* In ''Theatre/KnickerbockerHoliday'', Stuyvesant, drilling New Amsterdam's army, tries to show them how to march, and they imitate his peg leg.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry 2'', where a maitre d' of a snooty restaurant is disserving Larry:
-->"Please, walk this way."\\
You think to yourself, "If I walked that way, I'd use talcum powder!"
* A jokey car salesman in VideoGame/LANoire's DLC missions does this ad verbatim.

* Done in ''Webcomic/GenocideMan'' when a guide they are sent to meet turns out to be an intelligent giant sloth.
-->'''Largo:''' Walk this way. That's a joke. Walk your way, Largo walk his way. We get there same time, probably.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', Grandpa is told to "walk this way" by a butler who maintains a ridiculously obsequious bowing stance while walking. Grandpa imitates his stride.
* Memorably averted in ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', where a butler does a SillyWalk and says, "Walk this way," followed by Jon, Odie and Garfield pointedly walking after him in their normal fashions. "Don't worry, we won't do that old joke."
* In the cartoon ''WesternAnimation/TheItsyBitsySpider'', Itsy is told to "walk this way," by a fat waddling ladybug, but gets a smack in the face when he actually does walk that way.
* The "Longest Weekend" episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'' had a character say this and prance away. Duckman to his companions: "Do it and you're [[NoFourthWall off the show]]." Although another episode also played it straight.
* Speaking of ducks, [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Daffy]] once followed the SillyWalk of a butler.
* Used and {{Lampshaded}} in ''WesternAnimation/AvengerPenguins'':
-->'''Caractacus P Doom''': "How sad. I can't believe people are still using the old 'walk this way' gag."
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]''[='=]2003 series' pilot episode, Splinter says "walk this way". Michelangelo begins [[ExactWords the obvious joke]], but cuts the gag off after an unamused Donatello smacks him upside the head with his bo staff.
* Done to death with the Red Guy from WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken. Especially remarkable since he has one of the silliest walks imaginable. If you could call jumping on your buttocks 'walking' that is.
** In at least some episodes, it's subverted, as he doesn't even say "Walk this way", but rather "After me", and they still do the joke.
* ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' got in on it, too. "All Fall Down" had Colonel K meet with DM and Penfold, and the Colonel told them to "Walk this way" to the scene of the crime at Puttingham-Down Research Centre and walking with an odd waddling walk. Penfold starts to imitate him and DM says reproachfully "Penfold...", to which Penfold replies "Oh, chief...you ''are'' a spoil sport!"
** On another occasion DM said "Quick, Penfold! Step this way!" before doing his famous long stride off screen. Penfold replied, "I can't step that way, chief; my legs aren't long enough!"
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' had this joke when visiting Fozzie's imaginary comedy theme restaurant:
-->'''Fozzie:''' "Your table is ready. Wocka this way!"
-->*walks off in a silly pose, which the rest of the group imitates as they follow.*
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' had the Warner siblings visiting a vampire's mansion. After their introductory antics left him stunned, he used the line and led them with a wavered stagger, which the Warners happily imitated.
* A particularly demented variant in Creator/BobClampett's [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon]] "WesternAnimation/TheBigSnooze": Bugs tells Elmer (who is in drag, trying to escape Hollywood wolves. ItMakesSenseInContext. [[DreamLand Sorta.]]) to "Quick! Run this way!" [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2z3ee7 Has to be seen to be believed.]] (Occurs at 5:45)
* WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} did this when he turned into Sherlock Holmes when Doomie was stolen. Lydia just shrugs and crawls on all fours after him. She does humor the bum a lot.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'', Felix and Sheba visit a haunted Rock and Roll Museum. The zombie tour guide tells them to "[[ShoutOut Walk This Way]]". Felix and Sheba get into pose then go "Nah!" with Sheba declaring, "That gag's cooked, man."
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'', Steve (the host of the show, who's live-action), is interacting with some [[StylisticSuck crudely-animated]] puppets made out of pieces of felt. When they ask him to follow them by saying, "Walk this way," he imitates their stiff, [[LimitedAnimation two-frame-loop]], sideways-walking style.
* WesternAnimation/TheBeatles are invited to play at a duke's reception in "Rock and Roll Music". The butler greets them at the door, says "Walk this way" and starts walking sideways, back to the camera. The boys follow him in the same manner.
-->'''Paul:''' We'll just have to do the best we can.
* In the 1969 TV special ''[[WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow Archie and His New Pals]]'', when Archie and his friends enlist Veronica's butler to turn Moose into a sophisticate for the school election, the butler tells Moose to "walk this way", and Moose imitates the butler's gait.

* A ruder (and rather clever) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jQDntDN7co variation]] on the joke.