->'''Ramada''': I'm married. I was married before you and I ever met. I'm still married today.\\
'''Topper''': You're joking.\\
'''Ramada''': I'm not.\\
'''Topper''': You've got to be.\\
'''Ramada''': If I was joking, I would say: "A horse walks into a bar. The bartender says, 'Why the long face?'"\\
'''Topper''': You are married.
-->-- ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux''

This is a StockPhrase said, often by the OnlySaneMan or DeadpanSnarker, when they've just heard about the [[WhatAnIdiot stupid]] or outlandish ZanyScheme. In some cases, it is not even a scheme that they are snarking at, but the [[SurroundedByIdiots sheer idiocy of their world]]. Compare MyGodYouAreSerious, which may follow it if said OnlySaneMan actually believed that the person in question was kidding.

It may also be a reaction to something bad happening, making it somewhere between OhCrap and ThisIsGonnaSuck. Conversely, it may be a reaction to the characters being challenged by a ridiculously weak opponent... possibly leading to a reveal that the opponent [[TookALevelInBadass isn't so weak after all]].

TruthInTelevision, naturally.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''GetBackers'' episode "The Animal Transformation of the Beastmaster"
* [[MetaGuy Chisame Hasegawa]] tends to utter this in some form or other in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''.
* Kyon from ''[[SuzumiyaHaruhi The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'', at least in the dub.
* Anytime you hear the phrase "Joudan ja nai wa yo!" screamed (in Manga/RanmaOneHalf, particularly by Akane) is basically this, as it literally translates into you "You've got to be kidding (or joking with) me!"
* ''GhostInTheShell'': during the Tachicomatic Days section of episode 3 of Stand Alone Complex, the Tachicoma utters this when it looks up to see a huge tank about to land on it.
* Ryuuji in the Festival Arc of ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'', when [[spoiler: he finds out Taiga's father won't be coming to see her in any of the school's activities.]]
* ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'': the titular character and Sasuke say this in a filler episode when they see Kakashi is wearing a mask even on hot spring.
* Crocodile from ''Manga/OnePiece'' uses this phrase after witnessing Luffy's idea to fight him, which included him swallowing a barrel of water to protect it since water is the only thing that can actually touch Crocodile at the time.
** Then there's a more comical example in the Skypiea arc. Faced with a choice of four doors, Luffy says after they've entered that it may be like a game; pick the right door, you get a prize, and pick the wrong one..."then you fall off the island". Usopp panics, as the island they're on is 10,000 meters in the air, and Sanji dismisses it as absurd. Then they reach the end of the tunnel...and find that while the other three paths go straight forward, theirs plunges straight down, out of sight beneath clouds. Amidst the [[WildTake Wild Takes]], Usopp says this line.
* Faye in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' yells this at the end of her backstory when she learns [[spoiler:the doctor she had started to fall for has saddled her with a massive debt in addition to her huge health care bill]].
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[[folder:Comicbooks]]
* In ''[[FinalCrisis Legion of Three Worlds]]'', this is Superboy-Prime's reaction upon discovering the 31st Century's Superman Museum.
* People have often said this about Comicbook/ThePunisher. He himself has said it only twice in Creator/GarthEnnis' run in ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'':
** In "In The Beginning", Frank has to fight Pittsy the mob enforcer for over a dozen pages. The nutcase manages to blow off one of Frank's ribs, then attempts to tear a lung out through the hole. Frank retaliates by throwing him out a fifth-story window onto a metal picket fence. Then jumping out after him and ''{{Goomba Stomp}}ing'' him, driving three fence spokes three inches through his torso. Two pages later, Pittsy not only manages to tear the fence loose, '''but goes looking for Frank with it sticking out of him.'''
--->'''Frank Castle''': ''You have to be fucking kidding me.''\\
(Gives Pittsy a BoomHeadshot. With a shotgun. At arm's reach.)\\
''Next step's a reflex action. So's the next one. Got to be.''\\
(GrossUpCloseUp of Pittsy's shotgunned face)
*** Pittsy of course dies, but the reader doesn't get to see if Frank had to shoot him '''''again.''''' [[spoiler:Actually, Frank states two pages earlier that he's down to three shots. One is used on a mook forced to provide cover for the arc's BigBad, and the second on Pittsy's face. The third was used for... [[KilledOffForReal other purposes]].]]
** In "The Long, Cold Dark", after Frank had captured his nemesis [[ScaryBlackMan Barracuda]], shot, beaten and electrocuted him[[labelnote:*]] His balls, specifically, wired to a car battery. For over an hour. Well, Barracuda ''did'' kidnap and threaten Castle's infant daughter hoping to piss him off enough to put up a good fight - BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor, ''indeed''.[[/labelnote]] and left him wrapped in iron chains in the boot of his truck while he attended to other matters. It's all too much for 'Cuda, who just snaps, [[BreakingTheBonds breaks the chains through sheer strength]] and barrels out.
---> '''The Punisher''': ''"You have got to be fucking kidding me."''\\
(Barracuda arms himself)\\
''...was the thought that came to mind.''
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the [[BadFuture Dark World]] arc of the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', this is [[TheVoice the Nameless Passenger's]] reaction to finding out Derpy is the new Element of Loyalty.
** Later, when the Elements of Harmony are StormingTheCastle and fighting through a zombie army, this is [[DaddysLittleVillain Fluttercruel's]] reaction when [[CheerfulChild Apple Pie]] manages to use a LogicBomb to ''[[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath reason all the zombies back to death]]''.
* In ''Fanfic/AceCombatTheEquestrianWar'', this is Rainbow Dash's reaction upon seeing Canterlot [[spoiler: being besieged by the griffins]].
* ''FanFic/FriendshipIsAura'': Shining Armor says this word for word when Luna goes to confront [[BigBad Tartarus]]' {{Mooks}} that are attacking Canterlot, in the middle of him devising a defensive strategy.
* ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'': [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix's]] reaction to "cloud ballistics" being a thing that apparently exists in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]]. He decides to not speak up to avoid more trouble than he already has [[CriticalResearchFailure for not doing the research on how the land works]].
* ''TurnaboutSubstitution'': {{VisualNovel/Apollo|JusticeAceAttorney}} yells this when he finds out [[spoiler:Jessica Poole requested a fake psychiatrist report to convict Robert Enlemeyer.]]
* Examples in [[Fanfic/Swing123AndGarfieldodiesCalvinverse the Calvinverse]]:
** Hobbes says this when Dave suggests playing Go Fish in chapter 14 of ''Fanfic/RetroChill''.
** In ''FanFic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'': Hobbes says this when Calvin decides to use the Time Pauser in "Calvin's Batman Adventure".
*** In the same episode, Calvin says this when Bane easily escapes his trap.
* ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'': This is Paco's reaction to [[EnigmaticMinion Blankman]] engineering his and the Enforcers' escape from the Vault of Endless Night with a ''giant paper airplane''.
* ''Webcomic/AlabasterTheDoomedSession'': Frequently [[http://mspfanventures.com/?s=236&p=123 said by Vamuin]] (usually before Ginneo).
* [[WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie Wildstyle's]] reaction upon realizing just ''who'' the Special is in ''FanFic/APieceOfRebellion''. Mainly, that it's Bad Cop/Good Cop, Lord Business' [[TheDragon right-hand man]].
* In ''Fanfic/WarriorsOfTheWorldSoldiersOfFortune'' Samaroh says a deadpan one right after he witnesses a gigantic monster get hit with an equally massive fireball in the chest, is hurled into the wall of a house at top speed from the impact and [[MadeOfIron immediately get to its feet]].
--> "You're ''joking''."
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9466507/1/Kingdom-Shinigami Kingdom Shinigami]]'', [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Toshiro Hitsugaya]] gets really annoyed when the people of [[Disney/{{Mulan}} The Land of Dragons]] don't bat an eyelash at [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Sora, Donald, and Goofy]], yet regard him with suspicion because he's Japanese.
* In ''Fanfic/HogyokuExMachina'', Kenpachi laughs and says this when Ichigo's memory of Aizen turning into a butterfly is shown.
* Jennifer Black's reaction in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8233291/1/Princess-of-the-Blacks Princess of the Blacks]]'' when the compass leading her to her hostage leads to Ron Weasley, who she's spoken too once.
** And again after the task when the judges insist on giving her only 15 points out of 50 for "abandoning her hostage".
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7733386/18/Harry-Potter-and-the-Puppet-of-Time Harry Potter and the Puppet of Time]]'', this is Draco's reaction to learning his father betrothed him to Daphne Greengrass in exchange for the "Eternal friendship and staunch support of House Greengrass" ...despite the fact both families were already allied with each other.
* This is Naruto's reaction in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6051938/1/The-Sealed-Kunai The Sealed Kunai]]'' when he learns the only way to truly control the Kyuubi's power is to defeat it in single combat.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''AdventuresInBabysitting''
* ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject''
* ''BrideOfChucky''
** And before it, ''Child's Play 3'', when Chucky scares a man who he was just about to stab into having a heart attack. "You have ''got'' to be fucking ''kidding'' me."
* ''Film/FantasticFour: Rise of the Silver Surfer''
* ''WesternAnimation/MegaMind''
* ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'': Agent Carter says this after asking where Ethan Hunt was (climbing the building).
-->'''Agent Carter:''' "Where's Ethan?"
-->(Benji points out the window)
-->'''Agent Carter:''' "You've gotta be kidding."
* ''{{Enchanted}}''
* ''EscapeToWitchMountain'' (1975)
* ''Film/{{Kalifornia}}''
* ''Film/{{TheLegoMovie}}''
-->'''Batman''' "Not to be the downer, but we're sitting in a stupid couch floating IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN. It's not like a giant pirate boat is going to come out of nowh-MY-GOSH-"
-->*Cue Pirate Ship coming out of nowhere. Then later,*
-->'''Batman''' "There's just one problem with your plan, Dingus: according to your precious instructions, this ship needs a hyperdrive, and we don't have one."
-->'''Benny''' "Maybe we can find one!"
-->'''Batman''' "What? You think a spaceship is just going to come out of nowhere-"
-->*CUE THE MILLENIUM FALCON.*
-->'''Batman''' "ARE YOU KIDDING ME - again."
* ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Prince Caspian''
* ''Film/TheThing1982'': Also doubles as a moment of levity in an otherwise horrific scene, in which [[spoiler: the Thing-mimic of Norris detaches its head, sprouts spider legs and scuttles away.]] Made even funnier when you realise later that Palmer, the man who uttered the line [[spoiler: is also a thing!]]
--> "You have got to be [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] kidding..."
* In ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn 2: Texas Blood Money'' Robert Patrick managed to cram even more profanity into the phrase when a ''total eclipse of the sun'' makes containment of vampires in a bank during the day impossible.
* ''BonCopBadCop'' uses it as [[spoiler:the villain's FamousLastWords.]]
* In Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf, Banzai mutters this in response to Timon and Pumbaa juggling and break-dancing while trying to buy time.
* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Selina Kyle's reaction to Batman's "[[DoesntLikeGuns no guns]]" rule.
-->'''Selina Kyle:''' You've gotta be kidding me!
-->'''Batman;''' No guns, no killing!
-->'''Selina Kyle:''' Where's the fun in that?!
* ''Film/TheFugitive'': Gerard and his men have cornered Kimble in a tunnel, blocking both exits. But he doesn't attempt to come out of either exit, he's not in the stolen ambulance he was driving, he's not hiding in any of the other cars in the tunnel, he appears to have completely vanished into thin air, leaving the marshals incredulous, and Bobby Biggs outright states "You've gotta be kidding me!" Until Gerard hears the sound of trickling water and follows the path to a storm drain and he (and the audience) realize that this is where Kimble has fled, and tells them they've got a gopher.
* Similar to the phrase is "You're joking", used twice in ''HotShots Part Deux'', as demonstrated by the page quote.
* This moment in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', when Q shows James Bond the ejector seat.
-->'''Bond:''' Ejector seat? You're joking!
-->'''Q:''' I never joke about my work, 007.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' ExpandedUniverse book ''[[NewJediOrder Enemy Lines 2: Rebel Stand]]'', Han and Leia are trapped in prison, awaiting what looks to be their final meal before they're shipped off-system to [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Yuuzhan Vong]]. Instead of breakfast, Han's blaster, Leia's lightsaber, and an assortment of other useful items pour through the food tray slot courtesy of a complex plan by [=R2-D2=], and the obligatory line is Han's reaction.
--> '''Leia''': "This is my favorite prison ''ever''."
* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', when Dumbledore announces that the Tri-Wizard Tournament is being held at Hogwarts.
-->'''Fred Weasley:''' You're ''joking''. (crowd laughs)
-->'''Dumbledore:''' I am not joking, Mr. Weasley, though now that you mention it, I did hear an excellent one over the summer about a troll, a hag and a leprechaun who all go into a bar -
-->'''[=McGonagall=]:''' *clears throat*
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''TheBoldAndTheBeautiful'' (soap opera)
* ''Series/GossipGirl'' episode "Seventeen Candles"
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode "Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever"
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "Odyssey"
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Colonel Jack O'Neill, in the first manner explained. It's his [[CatchPhrase signature line]]!
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis''
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': JD has been know to say this on occasion.
* ''TheUnitedStatesOfTara'' episode "Aftermath"
* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "Redefinition"
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' in a couple episodes, one by Donna, another by [[spoiler:the part-Donna Doctor clone]].
** It's actually Donna's CatchPhrase.
** Also, when the Ninth Doctor ends up on a futuristic version of ''BigBrother'', "You have ''got'' to be kidding."
* The protagonist of the US remake of ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2008}}'' gives a quiet "No way" upon waking up in the 70's and seeing the World Trade Center still standing.
* John Crichton on ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', more than once. Not always very sensibly either: once he says "Aeryn, honey, you have got to be kidding me" on the discovery that she objects to serious drug abuse. And no, he wasn't [[SarcasmMode being sarcastic]].
* ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'': Kevin reacts this way to Jim's declaration that he's single and Pam saying that they're "good friends" at the start of season 4. [[spoiler: He's right.]]
* On ''MonsterGarage'', a variation ("You've gotta be kidding me!") was used almost OnceAnEpisode by The Big Schwag during the final challenge.
* ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' has this in episode 16, "Just Like Me", from Black Ranger Will after SixthRanger Tyzonn shows up dressed like him.
* Dillon from ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' reacts this way when he opens up a refrigerator, revealing a cannon primed and ready to blast him--just so [[CrazyAwesome Dr. K]] can ''prove a point''. [[TheDragon Tenaya 7]] also reacts this way [[IronicEcho later in the episode]] when the same fridge cannon is about to blast her and end her AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs. A later episode also has Tenaya utter the line when she sees the ridiculous-looking Nozzle-Bot that [[BigBad Venjix]] created.
* ''WireInTheBlood'' (TV special): Dr. Tony Hill literally says this when set up and busted for possession of cocaine in his car (after he has pried around too much for the Texas locals). Unusually, ''everyone else'', including the cops, also acknowledges how ridiculous the charge is, but they go through with the drop-charges-if-you-buzz-off-now spiel nevertheless.
* ''Series/BurnNotice'', 5x10, when a duped bad guy sees Michael, out of cover and alive.
* Uttered several times by Tom Servo in ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', usually when witnessing a spectacular SpecialEffectFailure.
** Crow lays a big one on Servo when the latter claims Film/MrBNatural is male, and that everyone should follow "his" lifestyle.
* Plenty of occasions in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', and done for RuleOfThrees in "My Heart Will Go On".
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* This was the reaction at the 2014 '''''Wrestling/RoyalRumble''''' those in the ring had when Los Matadores arrived thinking it was one of them only to learn it was [[PintsizedPowerhouse El Torito]], much to the dismay of the [[Wrestling/{{Fandango}} guy who got eliminated]], even the announcers had this response.
* This is also the reaction whenever a wrestler performs a signature move of another wrestler, especially when they think they can copycat Wrestling/TheUndertaker. [[Wreslting/TheRock You]] [[Wrestling/RandyOrton know]] [[Wrestling/CMPunk who]] [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} are]] [[Wrestling/TripleH talking]] about.
* There were two matches that involved Wrestling/TheBigShow where the ring actually broke while getting superplexed, first in 2003 by Wrestling/BrockLesnar and in 2011 with Wrestling/MarkHenry. Wrestling/{{Tazz}} let out his [[OhCrap expression]] with his choice words..
--> '''Tazz''': [[PrecisionFStrike Holy (BLEEP)]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''{{Munchkin}} Bites'', the text for Were-Muskrats is "+4 vs. Werewolves, who cannot BELIEVE this...".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Videogames]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Blood}} 2: The Chosen'':
--> '''Telemarketer:''' Uhm, good morning, afternoon, evening, Mister Cal-Eeb. I'm with a market research firm and we're doing a survey on computer games, [[BlatantLies this call is not an attempt to sell you anything]]. First question: [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall are you currently or have you ever been a character in a computer game?]]\\
'''Caleb:''' You've gotta be kidding.
** Caleb utters the line again at the beginning of the second chapter, when Gideon once again crashes the subway train Caleb was riding on into another one.
* ''VideoGame/{{inFAMOUS}}'' has Cole say this when he gets a load of Sasha.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames'': "How about a kiss, for luck?"
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'': "You are kidding me. Did you just stuff that Aperture Science [[BuffySpeak Thing We Don't Know What It Does]], into an Aperture Science Emergency Intelligence Incinerator?"
** ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'': "What, [[WhyWontYouDie are you still alive]]? You are joking! [[NameDrop You have got to be kidding me]]!"
*** "[[spoiler:Core Transfer]]? Oh, you are kidding me."
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': Lightning summoning Odin for the first time cues the following quote just before he tries to bisect [[TagAlongKid Hope]]. Bonus points for snarking her sudden role as the BadlyBatteredBabysitter after they were separated from Sazh and Vanille prior to the summoning.
--> ''This cannot be happening.''
* Variations happen twice in ''ModernWarfare''. First, when Gaz hears that TheSquad's extraction point has just become compromised and they have to fight through a virtual army downhill to the secondary one ''before the chopper leaves without them'', he lets out the anguished: "Oh, he's gotta be taking the piss!" A few levels later, Price, Soap, and Griggs fight their way to the final bunker door [[RaceAgainstTheClock under extreme time pressure]] and the door begins to open veeeeerryyyy slooowlyyy. Griggs: "Oh, you gotta be shittin' me!" Cue [[DeadpanSnarker snarks]] from Price and Gaz on the comms. In ''Black Ops'' Hudson says the quote verbatim when told the only way to escape a pursing Spetznaz hit-squad that wants him, his partner and their prisoner dead is to jump off the roof of the building they're all standing on.
* In the very beginning of ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'' the main heroine Jade finds out that the power company cut off power feed to her house for nonpayment. Oh, yeah, she finds it out ''when the defensive force field over her house dies in the middle of an alien invasion''. Jade is apparently a very polite and temperate girl so the worst she has to say over the situation is YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe.
* Shepard utters this exact line in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'''s Overlord DLC when the huge satellite dish they just disabled starts collapsing. While they're still standing on it.
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', the Reapers are going to ground, wiping the floor with their [[WaveMotionGun giant laser beams]].
--> '''Garrus:''' Did we just get shot at by a Reaper?!
--> '''James:''' (as the party runs ''towards'' it) You've ''got'' to be kidding!
* The ''{{Uncharted}}'' series uses this at least once per scene. Often said by rogueish protagonist Nathan Drake as he suddenly finds himself face-to-face with a tank, or a helicopter, or a slimy zombie-like thing, or a dude with a humongous gun. Or even just another wall that must be scaled.
* Zidane of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' says this almost word-for-word when the Armodullahan appears out of nowhere in an enclosed space. To his credit, he does start running ''before'' saying the line.
* In the [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater MGS3]] Secret Theater Video, Metal Gear Sigint, Naked Snake ([[spoiler: aka Big Boss]]) says it at the end after [[spoiler: Sigint gets the Big Boss rank from President Lyndon B. Johnson]].
* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', Raiden says this exact phrase right before the final boss powers up. Odds are the player will say the same thing at this scene.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': The [[BrattyHalfPint Scout]] on the losing team sometimes says this.
* Travis Touchdown in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'': "Ya gotta be shittin' me!"
* Kyle Katarn in ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Knight]]'', when he sees just how far he's got to jump to get to his goal. The player probably had a similar reaction: it is a ''long'' way over a ''hell'' of a drop.
* In {{Killzone}} 3, after blowing up an oil rig and jumping to safety, the resulting wave towers over him, and he simply quips "...really?"
* Both AWACS Thunderhead and one of the allied tanks in ''AceCombat5'' have this reaction in the "Desert Lightning" mission, after the enemy manages to sneak a ''battleship'' into the river near their fallen airfield.
* [[{{Tsundere}} Sheena]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' is very fond of this line when she gets flustered, such as if Lloyd catches her playing with children and Luin and comments how cute this makes her look.
** It's also what she'll say if an enemy lands a [[CriticalHit critical blow]] on her in battle.
* Mr. Sandman's Title Defense in ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' Wii upon seeing Little Mac has taken not only his title, but also his fans.
* In the GameBoyAdvance UpdatedRerelease of ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER|1}}'', when Teddy, Ninten and Ana hear a robot monster approaching, Teddy says, "You've got to be kidding me!", and a HopelessBossFight ensues.
* In The '''''VideoGame/GearsOfWar''''' series, Marcus had this reaction after shooting a chicken that goes into a giant golden mutant one.
--> '''Marcus''': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRFR1LoMpFo Are you kidding me]]?
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Webcomics]]
* This is Ginger's reaction in ''Webcomic/{{Collar 6}}'' when [[spoiler:Linda Knight]] shows up as her "training partner".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* The phrase is stated by Charlie in CharlieTheUnicorn 2, when he finds out the journey to save the world from 1000 years of darkness was actually a trap to steal his television.
* The ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'' version of ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'' has Moriarty utter this phrase when Film/IronMan [[ItMakesSenseInContext shoots a tank missile at him]]. Made funnier if you've seen their version of [[SelfReferentialHumor Iron Man]]. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poDaiYKJFlo here]].
--->'''Iron Man:''' Tank missile!
--->'''Moriarty:''' You've got to be kidding me.
--->''[[StuffBlowingUp *Balcony explodes*]]''.
* Yami in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' in episode 30, "Sore", when his opponent appears to be none other than [[{{Saw}} Jigsaw]].
** Not to mention when Yugi realizes that Jaden challenged him to a rap battle, and he accepted it.
** Or Yami's reaction in the pilot when he sees Kaiba's holographic duel arena. "Okay, seriously, you've got to be [BEEP]ing kidding me. Who wastes all that money on something like that?"
* Done by Washington in ''[[Machinima/RedVsBlue Red vs. Blue: Reconstruction]]'' after he discovers that even the BigBad's computer pronounces "E.M.P." as "ehmp".
** It has become the closest thing he has to a catchphrase, always uttered when something extremely stupid happens to or around him. [[SurroundedByIdiots Which is a lot.]]
* Everyone's reaction in SuburbanKnights when it was revealed that Malachite's Hand is [[spoiler: in the same field that they started in at the beginning of the special.]]
-->''(Film Brain recieves a piece of paper telling him exactly where the [[{{MacGuffin}} Gauntlet]] is. At the same time, Seude is showing Critic exactly where the Gauntlet is.)''
-->'''Film Brain:''' ''(looking at the paper, furious)'' Oh, you have--
-->'''Nostalgia Chick:''' ''([[TwoScenesOneDialogue with the Critic]])'' --got to be--
-->'''Todd:''' ''(reading over Film Brain's shoulder)'' --FUCKING--
-->'''Nostalgia Critic:''' --KIDDING ME! ''[[spoiler: IT'S RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED?!]]''
* "[[LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!]] [[BigOMG OH MY GOD!]] [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} After all 30 of my Ultra Balls failed]], a ''Poke Ball'' caught [[OlympusMons it!]]"
** {{LetsPlay/Chorocojo}} had a similar reaction after finally managing to catch a Weezing in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Crystal]]'', wasting a ton of Ultra Balls on it before finally catching it with a Great Ball (made funnier considering Great Balls had literally ''never'' worked before that point).
*** Actually, he wasted a ton of GREAT Balls on the Weezing before finally catching it with a LURE BALL of all things. A member of the IRC chat he was in came to the conclusion that [[Main/InsaneTrollLogic Weezing is a fish.]]
* In ''TheMercuryMen'', words to this effect are said by Edward on several occasions.
* This classic in ''WebVideo/ADayInDraculasLife'' when Ricther is revived:
-->'''Dracula:''' "Are you fucking kidding me? ''Are you fucking kidding me?!'' This is a load of '''''Bullshit!'''''"

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the pilot episode of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' Sam is trapped by a ghost in a pile of meat. She utters this line when Tucker arrives with a knife and fork, assuring he'll free her in no time.
* This is Tak's verbatim reaction in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' when Zim, instead of figuring out that she's a rival Irken who's out to prove herself a better invader than him, concludes that her mistreatment of him over the past several days meant they were ''dating'', and so triumphantly "breaks up" with her.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Aang overcomes a Fire Nation vessel with some difficulty... then says this exact phrase on seeing the ENTIRE FLEET behind it!
* Jackie, in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', frequently.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' 2003 cartoon episode "Scion of the Shredder", Raph has tired himself out fighting a few Foot Soldiers while escaping on an elevator. Then, just when he's catching his breath, more Foot Soldiers show up. His response? "You've gotta be kidding me."
** This isn't the only moment he drops this - he says it quite often when he runs into trouble. For example, he even dropped it at least once in the ''Fast Forward'' episode "Home Invasion" when a machine that brushes his teeth and puts shaving cream on his face came to life where he thought he could get the privacy to read a newspaper.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Nightmare Moon utter [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSxD7ANFONM "You're kidding. You're kidding, right?"]] when Twilight gives the [[FurryReminder do-you-want-a-piece-of-me ground kick]].
** Also by Pinkie Pie after a EpicFail diaper change attempt on twin month-old foals.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Beware the Grey Ghost", Bruce Wayne realizes that a series of bombings are copied from the Grey Ghost show he enjoyed as a kid. After the actor who played him hands over the episode, which Bruce enjoys watching while searching for clues, until he finds out that the bombs were driven in toy cars, leading to a unbelieving reaction and Bruce to comment, well, You Have Got to Be Kidding Me.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' movie "A Sitch in Time", Kim is incredulous when Shego summons Dr. Drakken to fight her. This leads to {{the reveal}} that Drakken is now [[FutureBadass a mass of muscle]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' episode "Don't Fool With a Phantom," Fred accidentally encases Shaggy and Scooby in hot wax along with the Wax Phantom. When he chips them loose:
-->'''Fred:''' Okay, Scoob?
-->'''Scooby:''' You've gotta be kidding!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' season 5 episode "Bound for Rescue", Ahsoka has this reaction when she sees that the "Animal Instincts" are actually the younglings in disguise who came to rescue her from Hondo Ohnaka (though she says it as "Oh no...").
* The ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "The Dressing" has a great example when Carl opens his door and meets [[ItMakesSenseInContext a horde of malfunctioning, pissed off robot turkeys]].
-->'''{{Beat}}'''
-->'''Carl:''' You have got to be fricking kidding me.
* The ever-snarky Rattrap from ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' lets one out when the youngster Nightscream transforms right after Optimus Primal has reformatted him into a Technorganic body, whereas it took Rattrap several episodes to master transformation. Or, he could just be referring to Nightscream's [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Nightscreambm.jpg infamously weird and ugly robot mode]].
* [[ThePowerpuffGirls Buttercup]] says this in "Him Diddle Riddle" when as part of a task by Him she has to make her way to a phone in the Chinatown district of Townsville without flying. She takes the subway and encounters a long line waiting to get tokens.
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* Notably, the unofficial catchphrase for UsefulNotes/WildWeasel crews was "YGBSM", for "You Gotta Be Shittin' Me". To clarify, the Wild Weasels were Vietnam-era USAF fighter aircraft whose job was to act as bait for North Vietnamese air defenses, in hopes of [[HighSpeedMissileDodge drawing their fire]], [[DodgeTheBullet evading it]], and then [[DeathFromAbove destroying the antiair site]]. The phrase was supposedly coined as
-->"...the [[OhCrap natural]] [[ThisIsGonnaSuck response]] of an educated man, a veteran [[GuyInBack EWO]] on B-52s and the like, upon learning that he was to fly back seat to a [[TheAce self-absorbed fighter pilot]] while acting as flypaper for enemy [=SAMs=]."
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