Captain Obvious / Other

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  • One of the entries on Clients From Hell: "Will you need to be paid in currency?"
  • From Disney Theme Parks, the narration for the now-defunct Adventures Through Inner Space did this several times.
    (while the car is surrounded by giant snowflakes) "These are snowflakes!"
    "And yet this wall of ice only seems smooth and solid. From this tiny perspective, I can see that nothing is solid, no matter how it appears!"
    "Yes... these are water molecules! H2O... Two hydrogen atoms bonded to a single oxygen atom."
  • Speaking of water, found on most if not all hot water tanks: "Caution: Contains hot water".
  • John Snagge, commenting on the Boat Race, said "I can't see who's ahead - it's either Oxford or Cambridge". note 
  • The Onion is fond of using this for humor, as in their article "Investigators Determine Air France Disaster Caused By Plane Crash".
    • "Study: Multiple Stab Wounds May Be Harmful To Monkeys" combines this with For Science!.
    • The Onion's parodying, in part, the tendency of real news media to keep repeating the same threadbare information again and again as a breaking story develops, since they have nothing substantial to report at the moment, but they have to keep covering the story. For example, one MSNBC expert's analysis of a dark spot in a photograph was "it's definitely... definitely something that's ...there". He was probably trying to say it's not a spot on the lens, but still...
  • In TV Tropes, tropers will pothole a word, phrase, etc. that is considered to be... well... completely obvious, to this page.
  • Wikipedia does this a lot.
  • The annoying YouTube meme, "Thumbs up if you're watching this in [current year]", which is posted on videos with some kind of nostalgic value. The default snarky reply is, "No, I'm watching this in [year in distant past or distant future]."
  • Apparently there's porn on the internet.
  • I think he is a captain.
  • Obviously, this guy was hanged by Captain Obvious for his crimes against the obviousness.
  • The O RLY? fad was an infamous snarky comeback to those who state the obvious.
    • As is the You Don't Say face.
  • Thank you, Captain Obvious.
  • Rod Serling narrating the Twilight Zone pinball tends to delve into this.
    (announcing the "Town Square Madness" mode) "There's Town Square."
    (announcing the "Clock Millions" mode) "This worth millions"
  • In the 1970's a line of kid's swivel chairs each said "Hi, I'm a swivel chair!"
  • According to FAI, pusher configuration airplanes (where the propeller is located at the aft of the fuselage) are not suitable for skydiving jump planes.
  • Reporters often make such questions, most commonly "how are you feeling?". At times, it goes full Ask a Stupid Question... - for instance, during the 2016 Olympic Games, the Brazilian swimmer that finished 6th on the 50m freestyle was describing how it went wrong, and when asked afterwards "Are you upset?" he went "No, I'm peppy, finished 6th! Sorry, but... I am. A lot!"
  • The pigeonhole principle states that if you put some things into containers, and their are more things than containers, at least 1 container will have multiple things in it.
  • "Obviously a major malfunction": one of the first words uttered by NASA's mission control spokesperson in the moments after the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986.