[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

->'''Fakir:''' What do you know?\\
'''Autor:''' Everything you want to know.
-->-- ''Anime/PrincessTutu''


[[folder: Film--Live-Action ]]

->'''Basil Exposition:''' Hello, Austin. This is Basil Exposition, Chief of British Intelligence. You're Main/AustinPowers, International Man of Mystery, and you're with Agent Mrs. Kensington. The year is 1967, and you're talking on a picture phone.\\
'''Austin Powers:''' We know all that, Exposition.\\
'''Basil:''' I just wanted to be extremely clear so that everyone knows what's going on at any given time.
-->--''Main/AustinPowers'' [[http://www.fortunecity.com/tattooine/clarke/38/scripts/Austin-Powers.htm early draft script]]

->'''Carol:''' Do you really think these atomic weapons could [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever change Bill back]]?\\
'''General:''' You like to talk, Doc. You tell her!
-->-- ''[[Film/{{Matinee}} MANT!]]''

->'''Miss Piggy:''' Um, why are you telling me all this?\\
'''Lady Holiday:''' It's plot exposition. It has to go ''somewhere.''


[[folder: Literature ]]

->'''Hermione:''' Aren't you two ever going to read "Hogwarts: A History"?\\
'''Ron:''' [[LampshadeHanging What's the point?]] You know it by heart, we can just ask you.
-->- ''Literature/HarryPotter''


[[folder: Live-action TV ]]

->You're like a textbook with arms.
-->-- ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' on Giles.

->'''Angel:''' What do we know about {{telekinesis}}?\\
'''Wesley Wyndam-Pryce''': Ahh, yes. The power of moving things with one's mind. ''(beat)'' [[SubvertedTrope That's pretty much it.]]
-->--''{{Series/Angel}}'', "Untouched"

->"Meandering exposition is kind of my thing."
-->-- '''Finch''', ''Series/PersonOfInterest''

->'''Sam:''' Oh, my guess is, he'll take the Trans-Canada Highway to New Brunswick, then maybe catch the 1 and take the scenic route along the coast of Maine. 95 through New Hampshire to the Mass Pike, and then cut over to the Merritt Parkway round Milford.\\
'''Toby:''' ''([[{{beat}} pregnant pause]])'' Something really kinda ''freakish'' about you, you know that?\\
'''Sam:''' Yeah.
-->--''Series/TheWestWing'', "Celestial Navigation"

->'''Hathaway''': I wouldn't read too much into the absence of a 'Goodbye Cruel World', sir. Statistically, the instances of suicide notes in Graham's demographic is in the 12-to-20% range.\\
'''Lewis''': Where do you ''get'' this stuff?\\
'''Hathaway''': [[AskAStupidQuestion The back of cereal boxes.]]\\
'''Lewis:''' Some days, I'm grateful you're on ''our'' side.


[[folder: Music ]]

->''"[[TheComicallySerious A sense of humor is not my forte]]\\
A sense of purpose is all-important\\
I'm the man with the answer"''
-->--'''Telex''', "The Man With the Answer"


[[folder: Video Games ]]

->I'm spouting exposition again, aren't I? Apologies.
-->--'''Sir Hammerlock''', ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''


[[folder: Web Original ]]

->Every actor to have played the Doctor eventually hits the episode where they go on complete autopilot. Capaldi deftly avoided it in [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS35E3UnderTheLake}} Under the Lake]]/[[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS35E4BeforeTheFlood}} Before the Flood]], where it would have been easy, but here, forced to do the same sort of filler dialogue only with the added constraint of having to stare down a camera lens for most of it he finally finds himself defeated by a script...by the time he has to wistfully quote Macbeth and then deliver an urgent moral lecture on the importance of sleep he has visibly just given up caring about anything but what’s for lunch.
-->--'''Phil Sandifer''' on ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS35E9SleepNoMore}} "Sleep No More"]]


[[folder: Web Video ]]

->'''Narrator:''' "An example of this is Saya Takagi, from ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'', who, [[TheSmartGuy due to her outstanding intellect]], will often analyze the group's condition and sum it up for the audience."
-->--from '''[=WatchMojo=].com's''' Top 10 Anime Cliches ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2aY0iFWi7A from 2:20-2:31 here]])


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

->''The year, blah blah blah. The place, blah blah blah.''
-->--'''Father Time''', ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}} Histeria!]]''

->'''Lisa:''' Dad! The flash must have scrambled their circuits!\\
'''Homer:''' What are ''you'', the narrator?
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

->'''Shredder:''' Only mutants are immune to the Mesmerizer's beam; humans like myself can't be near it when they set it off!\\
'''Krang:''' You don't have to explain it to me; '''''I''''' invented it, remember?\\
'''Shredder:''' I wasn't explaining it to you! ''([[BreakingTheFourthWall points at the camera]])'' I was explaining it to ''[[NoFourthWall them]].''
-->--''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'', "Super-Rocksteady and Mighty-Bebop"

->Thank you, [[TropeNamer Mr. Exposition]].
-->-- '''Slappy Squirrel''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''


[[folder: Real Life ]]

->Tony has all the exposition, which is always the hardest part of doing any script... It's like in a theatre piece: actors really hate having to deliver exposition. It's called 'heavy lifting', and that's his job. Spike's a badass, because ''he'' said so. Tony does that great.
-->--'''Creator/JamesMarsters''' [[http://www.jamesdb.com/index.php?c=3&s=23&q=972#972 on]] Creator/AnthonyHead

->'''Interviewer:''' Will Harry and Ron ever read “Hogwarts, a History”?\\
'''Creator/JKRowling:''' Never. [Laughter.] It’s a gift to me, because all my exposition can be dressed up as, “When are you going to read it?” So Hermione fills in the reader as well, so I could never let them read it.