A StockPhrase to [[{{Lampshade}} note]] one character's [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer preference for something for any situation]].

See also DuctTapeForEverything and WildCardExcuse. Closely related to TheAllSolvingHammer, [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer especially when that's all you've got]].



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/SoulEater'': Maka says this to Soul Eater about him using brute force early in the series.
* In the ''Literature/SeekerBears'' manga called Toklo's story, when the Big Bear roars at Oka to keep her cubs away from him or else, Oka retorts that threats is his answer to everything. And remember that this bear is the father of Toklo and Tobi...
-->'''Oka:''' Threats. ''Always'' threats. That's your answer to everything, isn't it?
* The ''Anime/YuGiOh'' dub eventually acknowledged how much they'd ramped up Kaiba's AgentScully / FlatEarthAtheist angle. When Kaiba dismisses a filler villain's abandoned body turning to crystal and collapsing as another "cheap trick"... "Is that your answer to ''everything'', Kaiba? You really need a new CatchPhrase."

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Rainbow Dash to Twilight in ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'', upon Twilight suggesting going to the library (in this case to shelter themselves from the infected horde).

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''WebVideo/YugiohTheAbridgedSeries'', Mako has a problem with harpoons.
-->'''Yugi:''' That's your answer to everything, just throw a harpoon at the problem.
* In ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'', Spike advocates solving all problems with tomato juice.
-->'''Twilight:''' Are you sure tomato juice is good for snake bites?\\
'''Spike:''' I am a talking dragon.\\
'''Twilight:''' So is that a yes or a no?\\
'''Spike:''' Tomato juice is good for everything!\\
'''Twilight:''' I think I just peed in the tub.\\
'''Spike:''' More tomato juice, then!
* Fanfic/RacerAndTheGeek features Sunny Breeze dealing with absolutely everything by downing prodigious amounts of booze first and going from there.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Implied in ''Disney/TheLionKing'':
-->'''Pumbaa:''' Oh... I always thought they were balls of gas, burning billions of miles away.\\
'''Timon''': Pumbaa, with you, ''everything'''s gas.
* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs''
-->'''Mother ''T. rex'':''' [Roars]\\
'''Sid:''' Am I talking to myself here? I say they're vegetarian, you say "grrr". I say: "Can we talk about it?", you say "grrr". I don't call that communication.\\
'''Mother ''T. rex'':''' GRRRRRR!\\
'''Sid:''' See, that's your answer to everything!
* From ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}'', they walk in the woods when Balto thinks he sees something moving in the trees.
-->'''Balto''': I think we should keep moving.
-->'''Boris''': Is that your answer to all problems? Motion?

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheBigLebowski'':
-->'''The Dude:''' Ah, fuck it.\\
'''The Big Lebowski:''' Fuck it! Yes! That's your answer. That's your answer for everything! Tattoo it on your forehead!
* ''Baby'' (2000)
-->'''John Malone:''' Is that what this is about, you blame me for what happened? There was nothing we could do!\\
'''Lily Malone:''' Oh yeah? What was it then? Fate, kismet? Isn't that your answer for everything?
* ''Film/ClerksII'': After failing to come up with his usual wisdom-filled speech for the movie, Silent Bob is called "fucking useless" by Jay. And finally [[StealthPun strikes back]] at him with this.
-->'''Silent Bob:''' You know, that hurts, man. What do you ever contribute to the proceedings? You've got one answer for everything: "Pussy, man."
* In ''Film/MyBigFatGreekWedding'', Toula's father's solution for everything is Windex.

* ''Literature/WingsOfFire'': Whenever a dragonet complains, [[MakingASplash Tsunami]] tells them to "jump in the river". [[DishingOutDirt Clay]] mentions that whether it be boredom, dry scales, aching bones, or a brain loaded with history lessons, Tsunami will always tell them to jump in the river.
* Played for drama in ''[[Literature/KushielsLegacy Kushiel's Dart]]'': the strait-laced Joscelin is more than a little uncomfortable with the number and variety of problems that Phèdre addresses by offering her services as a masochistic sacred prostitute. If anything, he's even more put off with [[TheAllSolvingHammer how often it works]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Boardwalk Empire}}'': In the series finale, [[spoiler:Tommy Darmody]] to Nucky Thompson.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
-->'''Ross:''' Well, yeah, I think we should get married!\\
'''Rachel:''' What? Because that's your answer to everything?
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' episode "Daphne Hates Sherry"
-->'''Daphne:''' Sex. That's your answer for everything. It's like you're part rabbit. People ought to rub your feet for luck.
* ''Series/WillAndGrace'' episode "Lows in the Mid-Eighties":
-->'''Grace:''' Mom! This isn't fair!\\
'''Bobbi Adler:''' Well, neither is my cottage cheese ass!\\
'''Grace:''' Why is that your answer to everything?
* In an episode of ''Series/RedDwarf'', "Meltdown", the Dwarfers find themselves on a planet inhabited by droids of famous historical and fictional figures, who are fighting a war between Good and Evil. On the Good side, the Pythagoras droid continually suggests tactics involving triangles, much to the annoyance of the Albert Einstein droid.
-->'''Pythagoras:''' I still feel there's a solution, probably involving triangles.\\
'''Einstein:''' Pythagoras, what is it with you? Always with the triangles, your solution to everything is triangles! There are problems that can't be solved by triangles!
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''
** A literal example: J.D. and Turk meet Old MC, a young MC impersonator, who's answer to everything is [[WaxingLyrical "Bust a move."]] At first they have fun with this, asking him different questions, but it [[OverlyLongGag quickly gets old.]]
** There was a RunningGag for a short that when someone expresses doubt about a relationship, Carla would just tell her to marry the guy so that the four of them could have a double dinner date together.
* ''Series/MythBusters'':
-->"When in doubt, C-4"
* When Ron decides to go off the grid in ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', he has trouble convincing his wife:
-->'''Ron:''' Have you considered moving? I hear the school system in the tunnels underneath Yucca Mountain is adequate.\\
'''Diane:''' I love you, but your solution to everything is to go live inside a mountain.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'':
-->'''Moebius:''' Your only solution for every problem: kill...\\
'''Kain:''' This is not a debate. You see, this time, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness you have nothing that I want.]]
* A commercial for ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}: Spyro's Adventure'' has [[GratuitousNinja Stealth Elf]] asking [[MadBomber Boomer]] if "BLOW IT UP!" is his answer for everything. Unfortunately for her, something exploded as soon as she asked.
-->'''Boomer:''' I couldn't hear ya, because it got BLOWED UP!
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'': Shinra always goes "I'm just a kid." whenever he gets stuck with no other answers to give people in order to avoid responsibility.
* ''VideoGame/PennyArcadeAdventures'': Apparently getting high is Tycho's go-to solution. In this case, though, he meant the team needed to climb on top of something to reach the boss' weak spot.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' - This occurs between a Sarcastic Hawke and Fenris if you max out the latter's Rivalry.
-->'''Fenris:''' I am finally free - but none of it feels like it should. This "freedom" tastes like ashes.
-->'''Hawke:''' I always thought it tasted like chicken.
-->'''Fenris:''' Yes, joke. [[SadClown That's your answer for everything, isn't it?]]

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': The Best Decemberween Ever:
-->'''Coach Z:''' Well, Homestar, I'll tell ya. Buying a [[YouMeanXmas Decemberween]] present for Strong Bad is like a great sports play.\\
'''Homestar:''' Let me guess. I can't just rush into the score zone.\\
'''Coach Z:''' Hey, that's right!\\
'''Homestar:''' Coach! That's your answer for everything!\\
'''Coach Z:''' Oh. Mouthwash?
* In ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'', Glynda expresses her frustration at General Ironwood, who just proposed to send his fleet to root out a possible criminal base, rather than scouting out the situation beforehand.
--> '''Glynda:''' Why must your answer to everything involve a triumphant display of military bravado!? You treat every situation like it's a [[CompensatingForSomething contest of measuring di—]]\\
'''Ozpin:''' [[CurseCutShort Glynda!]]\\
'''Glynda:''' Well, he does.
* ''[[Creator/HarryPartridge Dr. Bees]]'', the bee-themed superhero and star of the titular cartoon, embodies this. No matter what the problem is, no matter what's happening, his solution is to [[EverythingsWorseWithBees add bees]]. Handsome family gathering? [[EverythingsWorseWithBees Release the bees.]] International Bring a Shit-ton of Bees to Work Day gone out of control? [[RunningGag Release more bees.]] [[ExecutiveMeddling Comic cover overruled?]] [[RuleOfThree Add more bees.]] The National Bee Convention lacks any and all bees? [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Well, fixing that one]] [[TheHeroDies might prove difficult...]]]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
** "GOFOTRON Champion of the Cosmos":
--> '''Random extra #1''':No, Lieutenant, the celebrity surprise is ''not'' Princess-Princess popping out of a cake. Is that your answer for everything?
--> '''Random extra #2''': Only because it ''solves'' everything.
** "Kesandru's Well":
-->'''Riff:''' Kesandru's precise wards are tied to wood, mortar, plaster... various mundane materials that share one important quality. They all can be blown up.\\
'''Torg:''' Riff, that's ''always'' your plan!\\
'''Riff:''' It's more of a philosophy.
* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''
** Red Mage's is the following:
-->'''Black Mage:''' What makes you qualified to make that kind of judgement?\\
'''Red Mage:''' [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer Mastery of animal husbandry, of course.]]\\
(''for reference, they are repairing an airship'')\\
'''Black Mage:''' Why is that your answer for everything? (''{{beat}}'') ''How'' is that your answer for everything?\\
'''Red Mage:''' There is no problem that cannot be overcome by an imaginative and [[InnocentInnuendo vigo]][[{{Squick}} rous]] use of the animal husbandry skill.
** Also, [[OmnicidalManiac Black Mage]] with murder.
* ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'':
-->'''Marena:''' How did you avoid getting hurt this time?\\
'''Secret:''' Dodge Charms.\\
'''Marena:''' Is that your answer to everything?\\
'''Secret:''' Because it '''is''' the answer to everything.
* ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}}'':
-->'''Fedya:''' We not have problem if you let me use sledgehammer.\\
'''Shilo:''' Dude, the sledgehammer’s your answer to everything.
* ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'' does it beautifully in the [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/1/ very first strip]].
-->'''Rusty:''' Eat axe?\\
'''[[{{OnlySaneMan}} Mimic]]:''' No, ya whacked-out cock-a-roach. We just get the thing and bring it back.\\
'''Rusty:''' Eat dwarf?\\
'''Mimic:''' Lissen, ain't nobody eating nothin', you get it?
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' has the beret-wearing existentialist, whose answer to everything is something about baking and/or scones. Best illustrated [[http://xkcd.com/434/ here]]:
-->'''Megan:''' Okay, what airline?\\
'''Beret Man:''' I'm following you.\\
'''Megan:''' ...I'm following you.\\
'''Beret Man:''' I assumed we were walking to a bakery.\\
'''Megan:''' You always assume that!
* ''Webcomic/The10Doctors'': The Second Doctor to the Third, when he suggests they ReverseThePolarity to solve their current problem.
* The Daedalus figure in [[http://oglaf.com/labyrinth/ this]] ''{{Webcomic/Oglaf}}'' strip.
-->Sire, I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese!

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', Part 1:
-->'''Lee:''' Maybe we can jump on him and use his turtle shell to get extra points!\\
'''Critic:''' That's your answer to everything.\\
'''Lee:''' Well it would work if you gave it a shot!
* ''DoctorMoleyCanHelp'': "PILLS!!!!" Doctor Moley was actually ''offended'' once when someone asked if he also offered cream.
* The ''WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh'' review of ''Film/BloodForDracula'' applies this to the film's DeusSexMachina.
-->'''Mario:''' (''in the movie'') You oughta lose that, uh, virginity of yours.\\
'''Kyle:''' (''watching the movie'') Mario, that's your answer for everything.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' episode "Truth":
-->'''Ben Tennyson:''' I don't get it. How come you didn't tell Phil about the Omnitrix?\\
'''Grandpa Max:''' That's on a need-to-know-basis only Ben, the less people who know the better.\\
'''Gwen Tennyson:''' Guess that's your answer to everything, isn't it, Grandpa?
* ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'' episode 3 with the long name:
-->'''Randal Graves:''' And the lightsaber, you turn it on and it goes yea-high. How does it know when to stop?\\
'''Dante Hicks:''' The Force?\\
'''Randal Graves:''' Man, that's your answer for everything.
* ''Hypernauts'' episode "Battle at Vekara":
-->'''Russell 'Ace' Antonov:''' We've got to get this ship some firepower!\\
'''Noriko 'Max' Matsuda:''' Is that your answer for everything? Firepower?
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'':
-->'''Private:''' Oh, Rico! [[ChainsawGood Chainsaw's]] your answer to everything!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** This exchange from a Halloween special:
--->(''Maggie has mutated into an alien and Marge takes her to the doctor's office'')\\
'''Marge:''' So what's your diagnosis?\\
'''Dr. Hibbert:''' [[KillItWithFire Fire! And lots of it]].\\
'''Marge:''' (''sigh'') That's your cure for everything.
** Also Homer's plan to escape being slandered by the media: Start a new life UnderTheSea.
--->'''Marge:''' Homer that's your solution to everything, to move under the sea. It's not gonna happen!\\
'''Homer:''' Not with ''that'' attitude!
** In "The Old Man and the Lisa", Mr. Burns finally does some research over what happened to his finances after September of ''1929'' and asks why Smithers didn't warn him about the Great Depression. Smithers says he still hasn't been born by then and Burns comments that it's Smithers' excuse for everything.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': "Suited for Success", Rarity is having a HeroicBSOD because her fashion career seems to be ruined due to a disastrous fashion show. Her friends try to talk to her but Rarity is too caught up in her failure.
-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' Now what do we do?\\
'''[[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]]:''' Um... panic?\\
'''Rainbow Dash:''' That's your answer for everything!
* Spinelli's friends in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' say this about Spinelli threatening to "introduce" the students who aren't cooperating to [[MeetMyGoodFriendsLeftyAndRighty her "good friend Madame Fist"]] -- a callback to an early episode of the series when she threatens to do the same to anyone who gives Gus a hard time.
* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' with Deep Blue, the world's foremost chess-playing computer.
-->'''Deep Blue:''' Bishop to knight 4.\\
'''UsefulNotes/AlGore:''' Not all missions can be solved with chess, Deep Blue. Someday you'll understand that.
* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'': Xandir asks why [[BigEater Toot]] has a tendency to eat anything that doesn't work, [[ExtremeOmnivore up to and including a television]].
-->'''Toot:''' [[LostTheTVRemote I couldn't find the remote]].
* WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck
-->'''Gosalyn:''' Let's blow it up!
-->'''Darkwing:''' "Blow it up!", that's your answer to everything!
-->'''Gosalyn:''' It worked when the sink was clogged up.