Just For Fun / Everybody Knows That

"I was re-reading Moby-Dick the other day and—oh, I haven't read it since... I'm sure none of us has. It's worth picking up again. It's about this whale..."
Ruth, Wonderful Town

Sometimes, Popcultural Osmosis only works part of the way, and as a result, certain famous works or events are only known for one or two lines.

To make things worse, a show which attempts to parody said event will only include that one line.

Often the result of Never Live It Down and All There Is to Know About "The Crying Game", and is a common cause of It Was His Sled. If this phenomenon is blown out of proportion enough that the original context seems to become irrelevant, it's Memetic Mutation. See also Common Knowledge.


The Game You just lost it.

Underneath each item is a list of "stock facts" that everybody seems to know about a person, place, event, or work. Try to guess as many of them as possible before looking at the spoilers. Double points if you know the specific significance or context of each fact.

Possible answers will be:
  • The premise
  • Events
  • Specific details or facts
  • Well-known quotes
  • Completely incorrect information which somehow got associated with it. (Triple points for these, if you both know it and understand why it's wrong!)

Guideline when adding new entries: It must be something that the majority of people, not just you, or a specific niche of the fandom, are able to recall from memory.

Also, you may add an explanation if you so choose, but it's not mandatory.

Finally, despite the fact that EVERYBODY seemingly knows these things, there are spoilers.

Everybody Knows That...

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey and series
    • "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that"
    • "Will I dream?"
    • The big black cuboid Monolith
      • "Oh my god... it's full of stars!"
    • "But you'll look sweet/upon the seat/of a bicycle buuilt for twooooooooo...
    • The Star Child
  • 300
    • THIS! IS! SPARTAAAA! (kicks other guy into pit)
    • TONIGHT! WE DINE! IN HELL!
  • Ace Attorney
  • Abraham Lincoln
    • Ended slavery / Freed the slaves.
    • Was assassinated.
    • Had a tall black hat and facial hair.
    • Is on the US penny and bill
    • "Four score and seven years ago..."
  • Adolf Hitler
  • Albert Einstein
    • Relativity
    • E = mc^2
    • "God does not play dice with the Universe."
    • His hair
    • Was allegedly a slow student, much to the delight of motivational speakers everywhere.
    • Took a picture showing his tongue.
    • Always makes you look smart when you quote him... even when the quote is fake.
    • "Only two things are infinite, the Universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    • Made a cameo in each of his own films.
    • Even folks who've never seen Alfred Hitchcock Presents can usually hum the theme song, Funeral March of the Marionettes.
    • his shillouette
    • The Birds
      • A bunch of black birds gather around and then attack someone,
    • Psycho
      • A girl gets stabbed in the shower with freaky music playing.
      • Norman Bates is the killer and his mother
  • Alexander Nevsky
    • Ice breaks, the knights drown.
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
    • Alice eats stuff that changes her size.
    • The White Rabbit, who is late
    • The Caterpillar, who smokes a hookah
    • The Cheshire Cat
    • The Mad Tea Party
    • The Queen of Hearts, who constantly shouts "Off with His Head!!"
    • The Jabberwocky
      • "'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves\\Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;\\All mimsy were the borogoves,\\And the mome raths outgrabe."
    • The Walrus and the Carpenter
      • "The time has come," the Walrus said,\\"To talk of many things:\\Of shoes— and ships— and sealing-wax—\\And cabbages— and kings—\\And why the sea is boiling hot—\\And whether pigs have wings."
  • American Pie
    • "This one time, at band camp ..."
    • The kid has sex with a pie.
  • Andrew Johnson
    • Had an impeachment trial
  • Anything Goes
    • It's all on a boat
  • Bambi
  • Barack Obama
    • First African-American President.
    • "Yes, we can!"
    • Osama bin Laden went down on his watch.
    • "Hope and Change" (paraphrased, mostly used sarcastically by detractors)
  • Batman franchise in general:
    • Batman's parents were killed in front of him in an alley when he was young.
    • He doesn't have super powers, but is very wealthy.
    • His costumes across most incarnations are predominately black or very very dark gray.
    • His sidekick is Robin.
    • One of his greatest rivals is The Joker.
  • Batman & Robin
    • A Batsuit with rubber nipples.
    • Mr. Freeze makes a LOT of ice puns.
    • A Batbomb?
      • Bat Credit Card?!?
  • The Beatles
  • Benjamin Franklin
    • The electric kite experiment.
    • On the bill
    • Poor Richard's Almanack
    • "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."
  • The Bible - The Old Testament
    • Adam and Eve eat the Fruit of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden.
    • Cain kills Abel.
    • Noah builds the Ark to survive the Flood.
      • The Ark carried Noah's family and two of each animal on Earth.
    • Moses leads the slaves out of Egypt, parting the Red Sea on the way.
    • Moses brings down the Ten Commandments.
    • David kills Goliath with a sling.
    • Job has a pretty rotten time.
  • The Bible - The New Testament
    • Mary gives birth to Jesus in a Bethlehem manger.
    • Jesus walks on water, amongst other miracles.
    • Jesus has a Last Supper.
    • Judas betrays Jesus to the Romans.
    • Jesus dies on the cross, wearing a crown of thorns.
    • Jesus is resurrected three days later.
    • The four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
  • Bill Clinton
    • ...did not inhale.
    • He did not have sexual relations with that woman.
    • It depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is.
    • He feels your pain.
    • Was impeached but not convicted. Remained President.
  • BioShock
    • A man chooses, a slave obeys.
    • Would you Kindly?
  • Braveheart
    • "...but they'll never take our FREEDOM!"
  • Casablanca
    • "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
    • "Play it again, Sam." (Which was never spoken in the movie)
    • "Here's looking at you, kid"
    • "I'm shocked, shocked, to find that gambling is going on in here!"
    • "You'll regret it... maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life."
    • "Round up the usual suspects."
  • Castlevania
  • Charles Dickens
    • A Christmas Carol
      • Ebenezer Scrooge
      • "BAH HUMBUG!"
      • Three spirits: Christmas Past, Christmas Present, Christmas Future (Yet to Come)
    • A Tale of Two Cities
      • "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."
  • Checkers \ Draughts:
    • Played on a board with squares of alternating colours, same as Chess.
    • Relatively simple rule set, compared to, e.g., Chess.
    • A piece is promoted if it gets to the other end of the board. ("King me").
  • Chess:
    • Played on a board with squares of alternating colours, same as Checkers.
    • "Checkmate", which happens when a king cannot escape capture.
    • Pawns are weak, and are often sacrificed.
    • Pawns promote if they reach the other end of the board.
  • Citizen Kane
  • Clint Eastwood
  • The Crying Game
    • Dil is a pre-op transsexual woman.
  • The Dark Knight
  • Disgaea
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Doctor Who
    • The Doctor is a Time Lord.
    • The Doctor regenerates.
    • His time machine/spaceship is a phone box that's bigger on the inside. Except it's actually a police box.
      • And it's called the TARDIS.
    • The original series had hilariously low production values.
    • Captain Jack Harkness loves Anything That Moves.
    • EXTERMINATE!! EXTERMINATE!!
      • Daleks have plungers for hands, egg whisks for guns and pepper pots for bodies.
    • The theme song.
    • It makes you hide behind the sofa.
    • The Doctor has a sonic screwdriver.
  • Don Quixote
    • A madman tries to fight a windmill.
    • Sancho Panza
    • "En un lugar de La Mancha, de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme..." is the Spanish cultural equivalent to "To be or not to be, that is the question."
    • Was writen by Miguel de Cervantes as a parody of chivalry novels.
    • Happens in La Mancha.
    • Has 2 volumes.
  • Dracula
    • A Transylvanian aristocrat is actually a vampire and can turn into a bat.
    • In the end, he dies.
  • Dracula (1931)
  • Dr. Strangelove
    • You can't fight in here, this is the War Room!
    • MEIN FUHRER! I CAN WALK!
    • Guy in a cowboy hatnote  riding an a-bomb.
  • Dragon Ball Z
    • It features muscular men fighting each other by shooting energy beams out of their hands.
    • IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAND!!!!!
      • What?! Nine thousand?! That can't be right, CAN IIIT?!
    • Kame hame ha !
  • ET The Extraterrestrial
    • E.T. has a glowing finger
    • "E.T. phone home."
    • Henry the kid and E.T. flying through the sky in a bike
    • The infamous video game adaption
  • The Exorcist
    • If your head twists more than it's possible, you're possessed by demons.
    • Pea soup vomit.
    • "Your mother sucks cocks in Hell!"
  • Family Feud
    • "Survey says..."
    • If you guess wrong, a big red X (strike) appears on screen with a memorable buzzer sound.
    • Two contestants facing off, each with their hand over a large button ready to buzz in, at the start of each round.
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
    • Alma rapes Sgt. Beckett.
  • Fatal Attraction
    • Bunny boiler.
    • "I'm not going to be ignored, Dan!"
  • A Few Good Men
  • Fight Club
    • The first rule of Fight Club is you DO NOT talk about Fight Club / The second rule...
    • Tyler Durden isn't real
  • Final Fantasy IV
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Final Fantasy VIII
    • They were all at the same orphanage together. Save for Irvine, they had all forgotten due to the use of their Guardian Forces.
  • Final Fantasy XIII
    • A lot of it is linear without branching paths to explore.
  • ''Final Fantasy XIII-2
    • It's all about time travelling
    • Sera dies
  • The Flintstones
    • "YABBA DABBA DOO!"
    • Mel Blanc was the voice of Barney Rubble.
    • The car is powered by his feet
    • Fred accidentally lets the saber-toothed tiger back in when each episode ends.
  • Forrest Gump
    • Forrest runs.
      • "Run, Forrest! Run!"
    • "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna to get."
    • "Shit happens".
    • Stumbles onto historical events.
    • Was played by Tom Hanks.
    • "pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp..."
    • "And that's all I have to say about that."
  • Frankenstein
    • A mad scientist throws a switch which causes electricity to be channeled down into a figure laying on a table
    • Monster made out of body parts.
    • A creepy hunch-backed assistant named Igor
    • "It's Alive!"
    • "Yeth, Mathter."
  • Free Willy
    • Willy jumping over Jesse.
  • Garfield
    • He's a cat...
      • That hates Mondays...
      • loves lasagna...
      • and is orange.
  • George Washington
    • He cut down a cherry tree
      • And couldn't tell a lie about it
      • Both of these originated in a poem well after his death.
    • He was the first president of the U.S.
    • He crossed the Delaware River
    • He's pictured on the US dollar bill and quarters
    • Wore false teeth that actually were not wooden (they were ivory).
  • George W. Bush
    • Strategery.
    • Misunderestimate.
    • Nucular
    • "Heckuva job, Brownie"
    • Led the U.S. into the Iraq War and a recession.
    • Googler.
    • Dodged a shoe thrown by an irate Iraqi.
  • Ghostbusters
    • "Who ya gonna call?"
    • "He slimed me!"
    • "Don't cross the streams!"
    • Giant marshmallow man.
  • Gilligan's Island
    • The seven of them were aboard the S.S. Minnow.
    • "Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale..."
  • The Godfather series:
    • "Make him an offer he can't refuse."
    • "Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes."
    • Man wakes up, finds a decapitated head of a horse in his bed. Based on this, some writers have come up with the idea that putting a horse head into someone's bed is a common way for the Mafia to scare people, even though in The Godfather the horse head is there only because that particular horse was important to that particular man.
    • "Nothing personal, it's just business."
    • "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."
    • "I know it was you. You broke my heart."
  • Godzilla
  • Gone with the Wind
    • "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
    • "After all, tomorrow is another day."
    • "As God as my witness..."
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Hamlet
    • "To be, or not to be. That is the question."
    • "Alas, Poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio."
      • A brooding young man speaks to a skull in his hand.
    • Everybody dies at the end.
    • "Good night, sweet prince."
    • "Get Thee to a Nunnery!"
    • "The Melancholy Dane"
  • Harry Potter
    • He wears glasses and has a scar on his forehead.
    • He goes to Hogwarts.
    • He's friends with Ron and Hermione
    • "You're a wizard, Harry."
    • Harry has a pet owl called Hedwig.
    • Lord Voldemort is the bad guy and he doesn't have a nose.
  • Henry VIII
    • Had six wives.
    • Father of Elizabeth I and Bloody Mary.
      • And one of the many Edwards.
    • Was really fat.
    • Liked to have people beheaded, including his wives.
  • Home Improvement
    • "I don't think so, Tim."
    • "MORE POWER!"
    • The neighbor's face is always partially covered, usually by the fence.
    • Tim's manly grunts.
  • I Love Lucy
    • The heart logo.
    • Vitametavegemin.
    • "Lucy, I'm home!"
    • Lucy has to "splain" something to Ricky.
  • Inception:
    • It has something to do with dreams...
      • ...within dreams...
      • ...within dreams.
    • Spinning totem.
    • "We need to go deeper."
    • "The dream is collapsing."
    • "Quick, give me a kiss"
    • "You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling."
  • I Wanna Be the Guy
    • It's really, really hard to win.
    • APPLES DON'T FALL UP!
      • They're actually more like giant cherries.
    • You get killed by a fake error message.
      • And a fake save point!
    • YOU JUMPED INTO A SWORD, YOU RETARD.
    • GAME OVER - PRESS 'R' TO TRY AGAIN
  • James Bond
  • James Cagney
  • Jeopardy!
    • Trivia show in which you have to answer in the form of a question (e.g. "What is X?").
    • It had that one guy who was champion for a really long time (Ken Jennings, who won 74 games).
  • The Jetsons
  • John F. Kennedy
    • "Ask not what your country can do for you..."
    • was Roman Catholic.
    • Shot dead in his car in Dallas, TX.
    • Promised to put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s.
    • "Ich bin ein Berliner."
      • which due to bad grammar means he declared himself to be a jelly donut. Even though you'd need shaky grammar and a bad sense of context to make that conclusion.
    • The Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • Kingdom Hearts
    • …is light!
    • A kid fights with a giant key alongside Disney and Final Fantasy characters.
      • "Got it memorized?"
  • King Kong (1933)
    • He climbs a skyscraper.
      • Holding a woman while doing so.
      • Biplanes circle around shooting at him.
      • And he ends up falling to his death.
    • "'Twas beauty killed the beast."
    • He fought Godzilla once…and won.
  • Led Zeppelin
  • The Legend of Zelda
    • The main character is an elf named Link.
      • Even though Link IS NOT an elf.
    • He finds pieces of the Triforce. (In the original game, and a couple others.)
    • He fights a pig named Ganon.
      • As well as monsters called octoroks that... spit rocks!
    • HEY! LISTEN!
    • "It's dangerous to go alone! Take this."
    • Spin Attack.
    • Smashing pots to find money.
  • Les Misérables
    • Someone steals a loaf of bread
    • A police officer relentlessly hunts the protagonist.
    • "I dreamed a dream..."
  • The Lion King
    • "Hakuna Matata"
    • "The circle of life."
      • The opening refrain.
    • The father dies.
  • The Lone Ranger
    • "Hi Ho Silver... AWAY!"
    • "Who was that masked man?"
    • Theme music: The William Tell Overture.
    • Always leaves a silver bullet when he departs at the end of the episode/movie.
  • The Lord of the Rings
    • "One Ring to rule them all…"
    • Hobbits
    • "My precious!"
    • Elves. Especially Legolas.
    • Orcs take the Hobbits to Isengard.
    • "You Shall Not Pass."
      • In the book, "You cannot pass."
    • "One does not simply walk into Mordor."
  • Lost
    • Survivors of a plane crash in a mysterious island.
    • A smoke monster and polar bears.
    • The plot is overly complicated.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    • He was deaf (and composed music despite losing his hearing)
    • Ode to Joy (AKA the final movement of his 9th symphony)
    • Da Da Da DANNN! (AKA the first movement of his 5th symphony)
    • Für Elise
    • Moonlight Sonata
  • The Maltese Falcon
    • "The stuff that dreams are made of."
  • Machiavelli's The Prince
    • It is better to be feared than loved.
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • The Matrix
  • Mega Man
    • You can use the boss robots' powers after you defeat them.
  • Metroid
    • The playable character in the robot suit is a girl.
    • You can roll into a ball.
    • You fight a giant brain.
  • Michael Jackson
    • "Heee hee!"
    • "Chamone!"
    • Was black, then was white.
    • Did the moonwalk.
  • Moby-Dick
    • "Call me Ishmael."
    • Some pirate with one leg is hunting a white whale.
    • Contains reams of seemingly-pointless information about whales.
    • "From Hell's heart I stab at thee!"
    • "Thar she blows!"
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus
    • It's...
    • And now for something completely different!
    • NO ONE expects the Spanish Inquisition!
    • The Lumberjack Song: "I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay."
    • This is an EX-PARROT!
    • The Ministry of Silly Walks
    • Does Not Like Spam
    • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
      • "It's just a flesh wound."
      • The Knights who say "Ni."
      • The Killer Rabbit.
      • The Holy Hand Grenade
      • "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!"
      • "What do you mean? An African or European swallow?"
      • "Run away! Run away!"
      • "One, two, five! (Three sir!) THREE!"
      • "What is your name? What is your quest? What is your favorite color?"
    • Monty Python's Life of Brian
      • "What have the Romans ever done for us?"
      • "He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy."
      • "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life"
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    • French military leader.
    • Short (not especially so in reality, though).
    • Defeated in the Battle of Waterloo.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • NetHack
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
    • The setting is a Crapsack World.
    • "Big Brother is Watching You."
    • Any law or politician you don't like will turn our world into the one in the book.
  • Pac-Man
    • Pac Man is a yellow circle who opens his mouth in a pie shape.
    • You eat dots.
    • You run away from ghosts.
    • If you eat a big dot, the ghosts turn blue for a while and you can eat them.
  • Paul Revere
    • "Listen, my children, and you shall hear/Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere"
    • "One if by land, two if by sea"
    • "The British are coming! The British are coming!"
  • Pinocchio:
    • The title character is a puppet who wants to be a real boy.
    • His nose grows when he lies.
    • "When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true."
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Pogo
    • "We have met the enemy and he is us."
  • Pokémon anime
  • Pong
    • Primitive graphics \ first video game ever (but not really).
    • Gameplay consists of two paddles bouncing a ball back and forth.
  • Portal
    • The Cake Is a Lie.
    • GLaDOS is Still Alive.
    • "I don't want your damn lemons! What am I supposed to do with these?!"
  • Power Rangers (Note that they all come from the first year.)
  • The Price Is Right
    • "Come on down!"
    • The Big Wheel with giant number values written on it.
    • Atmosphere of retro glitz and Large Ham Announcers.
  • The Princess Bride
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Rocky series
    • Runs up some steps and punches the air.
      • Gonna Fly Now!
    • Adrian!
    • "Eye of the Tiger"
    • Apollo Creed dies.
    • Rocky fights Mr. T.
    • Rocky fights a Soviet Russian guy.
    • The movies are numbered with Roman numerals: II, III, IV, V, except the last one which is Rocky Balboa.
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Romeo and Juliet
    • It's a love story.
    • They commit suicide at the end.
    • "Star-cross'd lovers".
    • "O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" Often quoted without the initial "O"; frequently cited as though "wherefore" meant "where" rather than "why".
    • "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
  • Samuel L. Jackson
    • Snakes on a Plane
      • "I had it with these motherfuckin' snakes on this motherfuckin' plane!"
    • Pulp Fiction
      • Does he LOOK... Like a BITCH?!
      • Say what again. SAY WHAT AGAIN! I DARE YOU! I DOUBLE DARE YOU MOTHERFUCKER! SAY WHAT ONE MORE GODDAMN TIME!
      • Ezekiel 25:17
    • The Incredibles
      • Honey? Where's my Supersuit!
      • WHERE! IS! MY! SUPER! SUIT!
      • YOU TELL ME WHERE MY SUIT IS WOMAN!
  • Saw
    • "I want to play a game"
    • Sawing your own limbs off.
    • The puppet
    • Jigsaw
  • Seinfeld:
    • "No soup for you!"
    • "Hello, Newman."
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • The Shining:
    • Creepy twins.
    • Blood rushing out of an elevator.
    • "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Typed out over and over again.
    • The husband breaks open a door with an ax and yells "HERE'S JOHNNY!!"
  • The Simpsons
    • "D'oh!"
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Soylent Green
    • is people!
  • Spider-Man
    • "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility."
    • The original theme song - "Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Does Whatever a Spider Can."
    • The upside down kiss in the first movie.
    • He shoots webs and can swing around the city with them.
    • "My spider-sense is tingling!"
  • StarCraft
    • Popular in Korea.
    • One alien race has a strategy in which you build up combat units quickly and rush at the opponent before they have a chance to build up.
  • Star Fox
    • "Do a barrel roll!"
    • "Can't let you do that, Star Fox!"
    • "Help me Fox!"
  • Star Trek
    • "Beam Me Up, Scotty!."
    • "Uh dun't haf the par!"
    • "She canna take much more captain!"
    • Spock / A character with pointy ears
      • "Fascinating."
      • "Live long and Prosper"
      • Vulcan salute
    • KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!
    • The ensign with the Red Shirt will always die.
      • Unless it's TNG or later, in which case the ensign in the mustard-coloured shirt will die.
    • "To boldly go where no one has gone before."
    • "He's dead, Jim."
      • Bones is a doctor, not another profession more relevant to the situation at hand.
    • "We are Borg. Resistance is Futile."
      • "You will be assimilated."
    • One of the captains is Patrick Stewart / "that bald guy."
      • "Engage!"
      • "Make it so."
  • Star Wars
    • "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..."
      • Wall of text scrolling off into the distance.
    • "Use the Force, Luke."
      • "May the Force be with you."
    • "I am your father."
    • There are warriors using light swords, one of which is a cyborg.
    • Darth Vader wears a black helmet that helps him breathe. Heavily.
    • The droids C-3P0 and R2-D2.
    • You Have Failed Me for the last time.
    • "I have a bad feeling about this."
    • "It's a trap!"
    • Jar Jar Binks, who is apparently the only character in the prequels.
  • Superman
    • "Up, up, and away!"
    • "Faster than a speeding bullet; more powerful than a locomotive; able to leap tall buildings In a Single Bound."
    • "Look, up in the sky: It's a bird! It's a plane!..."
    • "This looks like a job for Superman!"
    • Vulnerable to Kryptonite.
    • "The Man of Steel"
    • Last son of the destroyed planet Krypton.
    • His secret identity is Clark Kent, thanks to a pair of glasses. The fact that his birth name is Kal-El is also well known, but not as ubiquitous.
    • Girlfriend - Lois Lane; best friend - Jimmy Olsen; archenemy - Lex Luthor.
    • In order of "everybody knowsness": Superstrength; flight; invulnerability; X-Ray vision; heat vision; superspeed; telescopic vision; superbreath; super hearing.
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
    • Kamina and his impossibly cool shades.
      • He dies in episode 8.
    • "Don't believe in yourself. Believe in me who believes in you!"
    • Galaxy-sized mecha.
    • "JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK WE ARE?"
    • "Mine is the drill that will pierce the heavens!"
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    • Fought at the battle of San Juan Hill
    • Had the Panama Canal built
    • Inspired the Teddy Bear
    • "Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick"
  • Titanic (1997)
    • The boat sinks.
    • "I'm the king of the world!"
    • "Jack, I'm flying!"
    • The old lady throws the diamond overboard.
  • Troll 2
    • They're eating her... and then they're going to eat me... OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!
    • You don't piss on hospitality!
  • Twilight
  • The Twilight Zone
    • "There's something on the wing!"
    • "It's a cook book!! It's a cook book!!"
    • "Your next stop... The Twilight Zone."
    • "Submitted for your approval..."
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin
    • Eliza crossing the ice
  • Undertale
  • WarGames
    • "Shall we play a game?"
    • "A strange game. The only winning move is not to play"
  • West Side Story
    • "I like to be in America!"
    • "I've just met a girl named Maria"
    • "I feel pretty, Oh, so pretty."
    • The two sides are the Sharks and the Jets.
    • Fighting involves walking along snapping one's fingers.
    • It's Romeo and Juliet.
  • Wheel of Fortune
    • You spin a big wheel with cash values on it to guess letters on a big board.
    • "Can I buy a vowel?"
  • Winston Churchill
    • "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
    • "I have nothing to offer but blood, tears, toil and sweat."
    • "Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it!" (said in response to Lady Nancy Astor, who told him: "If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee!")
    • "See some of you there"
    • This is nonsense up with which I shall not put!
    • "Bessie, my dear, you are ugly, and what’s more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.” (After Bessie Bradock complained he was "disgustingly drunk.")
  • World of Warcraft
    • Some players play it an awful lot.
    • It's a social game; you meet up with other real-life people to take down bad guys.
  • World War II
    • The Germans lost.
      • thanks to the Russian winter.
    • America stayed out until Pearl Harbor.
    • Japan was nuked.
      • and surrendered.
    • Paved the way for the Cold War.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!
  • Zero Wing

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