Dated humor trope. Simply put, a rather innocent member of a usually monstrous species walks into the room. Everyone screams, points, and shouts "Monster!" Said character, not realizing that they ''are'' the monster, goes "Where?! Where?!" while looking around for it. These days if it's used at all in serious works, the monster is more likely to be [[DeadpanSnarker snarking.]]

Related to AnswersToTheNameOfGod, TomatoInTheMirror, and {{Duck}}.
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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* Brook, the living skeleton in ''OnePiece'', does this if he is described as a ghost.
* Done non-humorously by the awakened Ophelia in ''{{Claymore}}''.
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[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* In the famous "Laughing Fish" story in ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' #475, [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]] (and 3 armed thugs) walk into a patent office. The first reaction of the clerk is "Good Lord!" To which the Joker responds "Where?" and looks behind him. Then he realizes it was a figure of speech and asks the clerk if he said it because he loves him. WordOfGod says that, in the case of Englehart and Rogers' version of the Joker, he's really that crazy.
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[[folder: Fan Works ]]
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/806768/1/Fun-with-Flying Fun With Flying]]'', an ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' fanfic, Principal Kelly moans that he's trapped in China with a gargantuan idiot. Said idiot, Fred Dukes of the Brotherhood, promptly looks around in confusion.
* A variant in ''[[Fanfic/AVoiceAmongTheStrangers A Stranger Among the Voices]]'': While trying to get help for Jessica (the human who just saved her from a chimera and been injured in the process), Dinky overhears Lily starting a panic among the town about the "Foal-Hunter" (a supposed monster who she and others had seen in a travelling sideshow). This just increases her fear for Jessica's safety, until Starlight has to explain to her that Jessica ''is'' the "Foal-Hunter".
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[[folder:Film]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' and its sequels, Tiger, the cat who doesn't eat red meat, often was surprised by mice's reaction to him. "Cat!" "Where!?....oh, right."
* In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', when Pacha finds Cuzco, [[BalefulPolymorph who has been turned into a llama]] (but doesn't yet realize this), he thinks he's a normal llama, until Cuzco says, [[HatesBeingTouched "No touchy"]]:
-->'''Pacha:''' AHHHH! Demon llama!\\
'''Cuzco:''' Demon llama?! Where?! ''[looks around and finds himself face-to-face with Pacha's llama Misty]'' AHHHHH!\\
'''Misty:''' [[ReactiveContinuousScream AHHHHH!]]
* Long before Roberto Benigni acted his way to an Oscar in ''LifeIsBeautiful'', he was an unwitting rape suspect in ''Le Monstre'', and one scene featured him doing the WhereWhere as people were trying to run away from the rapist.
* Played with from time to time in ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' shorts; whenever someone would refer to the three as 'gentlemen' all three of them would turn around and say "Who came in?"
* In ''Disney/TheJungleBook2'', after screams of "Wild animal!" at [[BearyFunny Baloo]], Baloo goes "Wild animal?!? Where?!?"
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The ''Series/SesameStreet'' book ''Literature/TheMonsterAtTheEndOfThisBook'' has this as its basic premise.
* Done even less humorously by ''[[Creator/HPLovecraft The Outsider]]'', as part of the TomatoInTheMirror.
* It's said that the wizards of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series would do this if someone were to mention an orangutan in the library; they'd ask the Librarian (an orangutan) if he'd seen it.
* The main character of NeverNever, after walking into a restaurant and freaking out the patrons....starts sniffing his underarms, as if trying to figure out the problem. The tension eases considerably.
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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* Played with/parodied in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'':
-->''' Inspector Tiger''': Allow me to introduce myself, I am Inspector Tiger.\\
'''All''': [[SayMyName Tiger!?]]\\
'''Inspector Tiger''': Where?! Where?!
** They then repeat the gag with Inspector Lookout, Chief Constable Fire, and Assistant Chief Constable Theresamanbehindyer. Naturally, [[LookBehindYou Theresamanbehindyer doesn't fall for it]].
** A similar case in "The Cycling Tour" when Mr. Pither is arrested by the Russian Military. As he's being led to a firing squad we hear his narration.
-->'''Pither''': I started to perceive a line of gentlemen with rifles. They were looking in my direction. I looked around, but could not see the target.
* From MorecambeAndWise:
-->'''Des O'Connor:''' Gentlemen...
-->'''Eric:''' Where?
* There was an episode of ''TheMunsters'' where the family was worried about Herman going for late-night walks in the park because of monster sightings there. Nobody in the family ever realized that the monster everyone else was reporting was Herman.
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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]
* Played with in ''CalvinAndHobbes'', where Calvin yells "Look! A tiger!" and Hobbes is startled, crying out, "A tiger? Where? Where?" before realising Hobbes himself is the tiger.
** Another strip has Calvin play a joke on Hobbes by warning him that a big, ugly, fuzzy, caterpillar (Hobbes' tail) is about to chomp on his bottom.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* In the radio/TV quiz show ''Series/YouBetYourLife'', when the announcer introduced [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx]], Groucho would come out on stage and innocently exclaim, "Oh, that's ''me''!"
* The entire plot of the comedy/music show ''Stick A Geranium In Your Hat'' revolves around R.P. Weston and Bert Lee messing with an interviewer just trying to get a coherent answer out of them.
-->'''Interviewer:''' ''(exasperated)'' Gentlemen, gentlemen!
-->'''Weston & Lee:''' Where? Where?
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[[folder: Video Games ]]
* Turned on its head in ''LegacyOfKain: Defiance'':
-->'''Vampire Hunter #1''': Monster!\\
'''Vampire Hunter #2''': Where?!\\
'''Raziel''': Here!
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has a rather hilarious example: one of the standard "enemy spotted" responses by [=NPCs=] is "Over here!", followed by "Where?!" a few seconds later. If there's no one around, said NPC will ''respond to him/herself''!
-->'''Paladin:''' Over here!... where?
* Hydreigon of Franchise/{{Pokemon}} fame is well known for being doom and destruction incarnate, demolishing and devouring anything in it's way. The Hydreigon in ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonGatesToInfinity'' is… [[spoiler:nothing like that, being polite, well-spoken, and a tiny bit of a CloudCuckooLander.]]
-->'''Partner:''' So this is [[spoiler:THE Hydreigon?! The violent monster that devours all with it's three heads and that no one can stop?!]]\\
'''[[spoiler:Hydreigon]]:''' Eek! Where?! That's really scary!
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* In ''TheSuburbanJungle'' Yin (a panda) calls a psychic hotline, and the seer screams at her to get out because there's a tiger in the house. Yin calmly (albeit with aching ears) informs the hysterical woman that Tiffany is her roommate.
* [[http://wondermark.com/751/ This]] {{Wondermark}} strip, except there's an even worse monster.
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[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* Slimer from ''TheRealGhostbusters'' did this quite a few times.
* An episode of ''GarfieldAndFriends'' had the dead ancestors of the cast of "US Acres". Someone shouted, "Ghost!" and Not!Wade did the WhereWhere?
** Garfield does this when he's pretending to be a dog and someone refers to him as a cat.
* Occurred in old episodes of ''CasperTheFriendlyGhost''.
* ScoobyDoo does this a lot in its later incarnations. "Rog? Rere?"
* Adam West, [[AdamWesting playing himself]] in ''TheFairlyOddparents'' runs this joke several times.
-->'''Hollywood visitors:''' TV's Adam West!\\
'''Adam West:''' Where?! HAH! That never gets old!
* ''SamuraiJack''
-->'''Samurai Jack''': Talking Demon Dogs!
-->'''[[FunnyAnimal Rothchild]]''': Good heavens, where!?
* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': Pacha, upon hearing the transformed Kuzco talk, screams "Demon llama!" Kuzco then goes, "Demon llama?!", turns to a real llama and screams. [[ReactiveContinuousScream The real llama then screams back.]]
* The classic ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' episode "Cowabunga Shredhead" has Shredder, thinking he's Michelangelo, walk into the Turtles' lair, resulting in this exchange:
-->'''Leonardo:''' It's Shredder!
-->'''Shredder:''' Where!? Where!?
* This gag happens with Bushroot in the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' ChristmasEpisode.
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