->''I like the professor, he always saved their butts\\
He could build a nuclear reactor from a couple of coconuts\\
She said, "That guy's a genius"\\
I shook my head and laughed\\
I said, "If he's so fly, then tell me why\\
He couldn't build a lousy raft"''
-->-- '''Music/WeirdAlYankovic''', "Isle Thing"

->'''Harry:''' Well Buddy we couldn't very well tell people that you spent a year tryin' to figure out ways to get Gilligan off the island.\\
'''Buddy:''' I came up with ten thousand ideas.\\
'''Mac:''' Ideas? Uh, like making a bamboo raft?\\
'''Buddy:''' Ten thousand and one!

->Without my emotions I am thinking quite logically. For example, the reason they couldn't build a boat on ''Gilligan's Island'' is because it would end the series.
-->-- '''Emotionless Timmy Turner''', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''

->Man; do they realize how many times they could've gotten off that island if it weren't for Gilligan? *beat* Why don't they just kill him?
-->-- '''Brighton Sheffield''', ''Series/TheNanny''

->Found your pants! Series is over!
-->-- '''Wyldstyle''', solving the central dilemma of "[[ShowWithinAShow Where Are My Pants?]]", ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie''

->[[NonStandardGameOver Problem Solved, Series over.]]
-->-- '''''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' HD edition''', if you choose to shoot Ocelot when you can

->Why does Gizmo keep producing such evil little children? If you ask ''me'', Gizmo's the problem here...What I'm trying to say is, '''''why hasn't Gizmo been destroyed?'''''\\\
For all we know, he's the ''only'' Mogwai who produces evil offspring. All the other ones might produce really, really nice, gentle, caring, lovable Mogwai like Gizmo himself. But it's Gizmo who's the problem here.\\\
Kill it.
-->--'''{{WebVideo/MikeJ}}''' on ''Film/Gremlins2TheNewBatch''

->Ettis is one of those characters that turns up in ''Series/DoctorWho'' at least once a season who is so obstinate and irrational he is [[FlatCharacter constructed out of plot conveniences]] rather than characteristics. He is just there to muddy the waters, to stir up trouble and to get in the Doctor’s way. Without Ettis this story could comfortably be three parts long...Ettis handicaps events because that is what he is designed to do. Come episode four he [[TooDumbToLive has to be put out of his misery]]...There was nothing more extreme to be done with this cipher.
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.com/2011/09/season-eleven.html Joe Fod]]''' on ''Doctor Who'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS11E4TheMonsterOfPeladon}} "The Monster of Peladon"]]

->Invasive Procedures is also the single biggest demonstration of the problems facing Quark as a main character. Quite frankly, he’s a convenient tool for lazy writers to endanger the station. The first season had quite a few 'Quark does something illegal and/or stupid to get the plot moving' hooks in stories like Babel, Q-Less, The Passenger, Move Along Home and Vortex. Not all of them were entirely foreseeable, but it undermines the character to use him as such a convenient plot device, and it makes the regular cast look like idiots for keeping him around. Here, he makes an exceedingly stupid mistake with incredibly foreseeable consequences. It’s hard to argue with Yeto’s assessment that, in [[TheMole letting a bunch of armed Klingons on to an abandoned station]], Quark is a 'stupid Ferengi.' ...This makes Quark look like an idiot, but also undermines the ensemble.
-->--'''Darren Mooney''' [[http://them0vieblog.com/2013/09/23/star-trek-deep-space-nine-invasive-procedures-review/ on]] ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''

->'''Picard''': "All right, I know exactly where I want to go. To the mountaintop on Veridian 3 just before Soran destroyed the star."
->''"What? Why there?? Why don't you go to when you first picked him up or when you decided to go out there in the first place? F**k, why don't you go back and save your brother's FAMILY while you're at it?! What is this s**t about being put back in the moment you ''already'' know you lost in?! What are you, a moron?! Did everyone's brains just get beamed out of their heads?!"''
-->--'''TheNostalgiaCritic''' [[https://youtu.be/aHTySOywFhM in his ''Star Trek Month'' review of ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'']] ([[https://youtu.be/aHTySOywFhM?t=16m35s line at 16:35]])