Due to overwhelming reader response, I have added breasts to the space dinosaur cowboy.
This was not a statement I was expecting to make today (or ever), but your logic is irrefutable and I am not above admitting my own mistakes.
This is when odd conditions
prompt someone to say something utterly crazy-sounding, and someone else (usually the local Deadpan Snarker
) comments that "I doubt that's ever been said before" or "Now there's a sentence that doesn't get used much", or similar. Essentially a Stock Phrase
, but hard to name as such since it can be formulated in a ton of different ways.
Contrast I Would Say If I Could Say
, when an ordinary expression is factually inapplicable. Compare I Can't Believe I'm Saying This
. Usually involves It Makes Sense in Context
or Makes Just as Much Sense in Context
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- George Carlin had a list of "things nobody would ever say." They included "Hand me that piano," which actually was used in an episode of The Goon Show. One of his books features a paragraph-long sentence entitled, "No One Ever Wrote This Sentence Before." It starts off: "On the feast of St. Stephen, I was driving my hearse to the wholesale liverwurst outlet when suddenly a hermaphrodite in a piano truck backed out of a crackhouse driveway..."
- He had another bit that utilized this. It started off talking about things you never see, then transitioned into things you never hear. At that point he declared that he would say a sentence that no one before him had ever said. Ever. The sentence? "Right after I put this red hot poker in my ass I'm going to go chop my dick off!" He then moved on to yet more rare sentences, like "Honey, let's sell the children, move to Zanzibar, and begin taking opium rectally."
- From Lewis Black: "If it weren't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college." The bit is about how crazy he went trying to figure out what specific circumstances would make that sentence make sense.
- Ray Romano has a routine in which he mentions that when he is driving at night and needs to stay awake, he tries to think up sentences that no one has ever said (followed by a situation in which they would be). Examples include "Give me back my fudge suitcase" and "If hernias were rainbows, I'd be Raymond Burr".
- Brian Regan has a bit about how parents get to say things that people without kids would never get to say. "Buddy, don't try and balance your fruit juice between your chest and the table". Cue hypothetical exchange between two grown adults with the same sentence. "You know, it does seem rather precarious. You know, when I set that on the table, that does seem more solid underneath. Thanks for your help." "You're welcome. Continue with your proposal."
- One issue of Daredevil has a superhero team up against Doc Ock that includes this line:
White Tiger, Daredevil. Daredevil, White Tiger. And I have
to be the first person on the planet
who has ever said that out loud.
- Demon Knights #10:
: Look! It's a pirate
sea serpent! That is something I have never
- From Atomic Robo: the Ghost of Station X:
Trucker: This is such an honor. I wanted to be a robot when I grew up! You were my hero! Hell, you're the reason why I'm a trucker.
Robo: That's a sentence I've never heard before.
- From Calvin and Hobbes: The Series:
Thanks, Earth Potentate! (beat)
Boy, there's three words I never though I'd say in a row.
- From Kyon: Big Damn Hero, even if the comment on the sentence's strangeness isn't voiced:
Ichiro raised a hand to his face and sighed. "My apologies for their behavior," he said, bowing his head. "Good help is hard to keep from being thrown away in a pointless attack on your ... fiance." What a strange thing to say!
Films — Live-Action
- In Shaun of the Dead, a reporter reminisces on the advice he gave earlier in the film on how to handle the unfolding Zombie Apocalypse:
- In a metaliscious twist, the reporter is not an actor, but an actual newsreader in real life. If you watch closely during his scenes, he's working very, very, very hard to maintain a straight face. (In an even more metaliscious twist, cracking up on screen is known as Corpsing.)
- Charlie Brooker, in his "Screen Burn" column: "Downright heartwarming. That's a phrase I don't use very often. I don't have a heart." Also comes up after a description of something absurdly weird on TV "... which is a sentence I never thought I'd write."
- Played with in The Dresden Files. During White Night, Dresden is explaining how he managed to get Thomas into the Deeps on Raith Manor. Paraphrased:
I knew Thomas could find his way there, because he was almost killed there by a cult of porn-star sorceresses. Molly:
Hold up. I could have sworn that you just said "cult of porn-star sorceresses" just now. Harry:
I did. Molly:
- The Power of Babel has the statement, which Makes Sense In Context, "Languages are chock-full of Charlie Brown heads", and lampshades it with a footnote: "Never again will that sequence of words be used in the English language."
- One of the Top 10 Lists in David Letterman's first book of them has rarely used adjectives, including "owl-flavored" and "Hitleriffic."
- In The Lies of Locke Lamora, Calo says, "Rejoice! The Sanza brothers are returned!", and Jean uses this as an insult, wondering "if that particular combination of words has ever been uttered by anyone, before now."
- The Stephen King memoir/writing guide On Writing notes that any noun and any verb, put together, make a legitimate sentence. This includes even the strangest ones, his example being "Plums deify" (which becomes a Running Gag).
- Christopher Moore's Fluke Or I Know Why The Winged Whale Sings contains this gem:
"Shoes off inside the whale! And don't try and make a break for the anus." Two things that, if asked about an hour earlier, Nate might have said with conviction he'd never hear in a lifetime of conversation.
- In the first Troy Rising book, "They can take our maple syrup when they pry it from our cold, dead hands." It Makes Sense in Context.
- In Making Money, Moist von Lipwig tries to prevent Lord Vetinari from being publicly humiliated by a clown gone mad, and does a mental double-take on hearing himself use the phrase "Look out! He's got a daisy!"
- In one of the Animorphs books, the group travels back in time to various eras, one of which is the night George Washington crossed the Delaware river. They immediately come to the (correct) conclusion that the time-traveler they're following is going to try to assassinate the Father of the United States.
Jake: <Rachel? Find Washington. He must be the target. Stay on him. Whatever you do: Protect George Washington.>
Marco: There's three words you never thought you'd say.
- Mystery Science Theater 3000, "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians":
Voldar: No one on Earth will ever know that Santa Claus was kidnapped by Martians!
Joel: Do you realize what you just said?
Susan: But I want you to remember, I intend this breast satirically!
Patrick: Now there's a sentence that can't come up too often.
- In another episode, following an offscreen incident at a pregnancy seminar where Steve compared a fetus to a jelly baby, which he then ate.
Steve: I don't bite the heads off live fetusus!
Susan: Words never before uttered at a pregnancy seminar.
- "The One with the Holiday Armadillo"
Monica: Okay, Ben, why don't you come open some more presents? And Santa, the armadillo and I will have a little talk in the kitchen. There's a sentence I never thought I'd say.
- The title of the episode would also seem to count.
- "The One with the Cake"
Ross: Ask them if it would be faster if we cut the baby's face off the penis so we can put it on the bunny... That was a weird sentence.
- Have I Got News for You:
You come along here with your bowl of fruit and you think you're Isaac Newton
!... And how many times has that sentence been uttered in anger?
- From the iCarly episode "iGive Away a Car":
Freddie: Well, you better throw that cupcake hard and hope it's sticky.
Carly: That's not something you hear every day.
- In the "Health and Safety" episode (The answer, in case you're wondering, is to cure hiccups.):
Speaking as a health and safety officer, why would I stick my finger up your bottom if you couldn't name seven bald men apart from Yul Brynner? That is one of the oddest questions I've ever asked in my life.
- One correction ends up being like this.
The language of the Flowerpot Men is actually called Oddle-poddle. "Flobbadob" means "flowerpot" in Oddle-poddle. I cannot believe I just said that.
- In Top Gear:
Clarkson: I've shoved my anarchy flag through my water lilo!
Hammond: Nobody's ever said that before.
Hammond: You've just pulled the wobbly head off the former president of Nissan USA!
Clarkson: Nobody's ever said that before.
Hammond: No, I don't suppose they have.
Clarkson: Look. Do you want to go out there with a hippopotamus or do you want to stay in here with a horse's head?
Hammond: That's not a question that's ever been asked.
- From Would I Lie to You?:
Marcus Brigstocke: I'd quite like to see some of MC Hammer's curlies in a Regals packet.
Lee Mack: No one has ever said that before in the history of the world.
- A Bit of Fry and Laurie: "... Our language, tiger, our language, hundreds of thousands of available words, frillions of possible legitimate new ideas, so that I can say this sentence and be confident it has never been uttered before in the history of human communication: Hold the newsreader's nose squarely, waiter, or friendly milk will countermand my trousers."
- In the Doctor Who episode "The Rebel Flesh":
I have to get to that cockerel before all hell breaks loose! (Beat
) "I never thought I'd get to say that again.
- Not lampshaded, but it's doubtful that anybody has ever said this before:
Madame Vastra: Good evening. I'm a lizard woman from the dawn of time, and this is my wife.
- From Wings, after the gang has learned that Cloudcuckoolander Lowell's family possesses a huge family trust which all Mathers get a huge payout from upon turning 31 1/2 years old:
Antonio: God, if only I'd been born a Mather!
Joe: Now there's something you don't hear every day.
- In an episode of Murphy Brown, the FYI crew is forced to work in a cheesy dating show. At one point, Murphy complains about having to say the word "Smooch-o-meter" which "is third in the list of things I would never say, right after 'How much for that Neil Diamond CD?' and 'I, Murphy, take you, Newt.'"
- Stargate SG-1, "Moebius":
: Now, this mission is recon only. You are being allowed the use of this ship because of the obvious tactical advantages it provides. Under no circumstances is it to be used to travel through time. [Beat
] Never in my life did I imagine giving that
- From an episode of Spicks And Specks:
Alan: Can I just say something that I thought I'd never get to say in my life? So, you're about to have sex with Tom Jones, and then what happened?
- How I Met Your Mother:
: Once a mermaid gets pregnant, she becomes a manatee again. [beat]
Never thought I'd say that sentence.
- Mock the Week built a whole round out of this trope with "Scenes we'd like to see", or "bad things/missing lines/things you wouldn't find a X". Where they take turns on coming up with odd phrases never before spoken at places/events. It's easily the funniest part of the show.
- This gem from MythBusters:
Kari: Now, go on — go back to whatever you're doing — I have an incredibly busy afternoon of stuffing dead birds into sexy lingerie ahead of me.
The Narrator: Now there's a sentence you don't hear very often...
- Given the unique nature of the people and situations that Mike Rowe often encounters on Dirty Jobs, improbable sentences occur fairly regularly, and Mike never hesitates to point them out. During the "Exotic Nanny" episode, he tells his current host that he tries to make sure that every episode includes at least one sentence "never before uttered in the history of human time." (In this particular case it involved kangaroo milk and whack-a-mole.)
- In the album recording out-takes for Emilie Autumn's Opheliac, after singing a couple of lines of "The Art of Suicide" she remarks on how unusual it is for the word "ankles" to be used in a song, and challenges the listener to come up with other examples of its use.
- If YouTube gives you the option while watching a video with lots of talk, turn on CC, then watch how Transcribe "mishears" the words. Hilarity Ensues, very frequently. You get the most laughs if you watch clips from TV-shows you love.
- From the quest description of the World of Warcraft quest "A Wolf in Bear's Clothing":
"These Worgen take us for fools! One would think that only an idiot would mistake one of their druids in bear form as a real bear. Unfortunately, there are many idiots here at the Forsaken Front. We've already lost a few battalions to organized worgen bear attacks. Yes, it's even more idiotic than it sounds."
- Rhythm Heaven Fever's description of the "Tap Trial" minigame:
Think you've got what it takes to tap-dance with the monkeys? (Has anyone ever written that sentence before?)
- Borderlands 2 gives us this gem:
"Now that you've got the laxative, it's time to find some explosives. That may be my favorite sentence I've ever said."
- From Bloodbowl: Chaos Edition, Jim Johnson utterly freaks out when he sees the Daemons of Khorne take to the field so an almost equally nervous Bob Bifford tries to reassure him by saying "Now, now don't worry. They're not here to harm us... they're just here to play Bloodbowl, though I have to admit I never thought I would ever be saying that!"
- Hugh Bliss' reveal at the end of Sam & Max Save the World.
Hugh Bliss: Hi! I'm Hugh Bliss! And I'm a sentient colony of spacefaring bacteria.
Sam: ...Was not a phrase I was expecting to hear today.
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney features an example of this in the third case. When talking to Gumshoe about the murder in court he says, "The basic outline is that the Steel Samurai murdered the Evil Magisrate using the samurai spear." to which Phoenix replies, "That's something I never thought I would hear uttered in a court..."
- The Order of the Stick:
Did that halfling just hit me in the face with a pineapple? Wight #2:
I think he did. Also, I think no one has ever asked that exact question in the history of civilization, so Bonus Points
- Dinosaur Comics
T-Rex: I've allowed my love of gravy to distract from my prescriptivist linguistic crusade!
God: THAT'S THE FIRST TIME ANYONE HAS EVER SAID THAT
T-Rex: Seriously? Does that mean I get into heaven FOR FREE??
God: IT HELPS
T-Rex: My final wish is for all life to have developed either in or about my earthly remains.
Utahraptor: Hah! Is that the first time that sentence has ever been said?
T-Rex: Utahraptor, please! That sentence is BASICALLY my daily affirmation.
- The writers of Darths & Droids were pleased with using the phrase "Jar Jar, you're a genius", which got zero hits on Google before the strip went online.
- Irregular Webcomic!
- The comic joked about this in a rant that included the phrase, "Because I only have one radiation suit."
- Another one: "I bet nobody else in the history of the world has ever had cause to utter the word sequence, 'accidentally had their vital organs removed. Again.'"
- A comic of Funny Farm featured Ront describing the steps required to reach the town of Bucket, which involved going through the Phukket river and ends up summarizing it as "Going around the Phukket until they climax in Bucket." and, as his brother cracks up, remarks that he can't believe that sentence just came out of his mouth.
- xkcd has done this a few times, with Google searches rather than spoken sentences (since there's no way to verify the latter).
- Before this comic went online, there were no hits for "strip Poohsticks", "strip podracing", "strip iterated prisoner's dilemma", "strip chess by mail", or "strip Conway's Game of Life".
- Similarly, as this comic's Alt Text points out, before it went up there were no hits for "I'm glad I saw Epic Movie."
- See also under Web Original, when he checked a number of other rare phrases (this was a blog entry, not a comic).
- Crossed with Sophisticated as Hell: "Yes, the cabernet is piquant as shit this year."
- From El Goonish Shive
Part of me just wants to "get a room" with her. But that's just crazy! I don't want to lose my virginity as a guy
, and I sure as heck don't want to risk getting Elliot pregnant! Which, by the way, is a sentence I never
thought I'd say.
- Following an edit made to this strip of The Non-Adventures of Wonderella, the author wrote:
Due to overwhelming reader response, I have added breasts to the space dinosaur cowboy. This was not a statement I was expecting to make today (or ever), but your logic is irrefutable and I am not above admitting my own mistakes.
- Homestuck gives us this meta-example from Andrew Hussie's twitter:
a line i seriously just wrote in reality: "People were less prepared for a double juggalo presidency than they ever imagined."
- In act 6, during his altercation with Karkat, Dave himself says "i cant believe i seriously just said dude dont touch my cape to somebody and was serious about it"
- Looking for Group:
- Mentioned by the artist in this strip of DMFA
Dan: My wings just tried to make me coffee!
Comic comment: This is probably the first time that line has been used...ever.
- An earlier strip notes that it is "The first and last time Dan will probably say Dude."
- Narbonic: "I hope you enjoy the fish-ships."
- According to this early Skin Horse strip "Three cheers for the government!" is one.
- Comes up from time to time on That Guy with the Glasses:
Linkara: I just said "heroic raisin". My dignity will never be the same.
Villain: I never thought I could deflower my daughter, but I can.
Lupa: That's not a line you hear everyday.
Nash: You can debate the right or wrong of the police seizing his penis, and I never thought I would have to say those words.
- Oancitizen reviews Art films. These come with the territory, although this one he had to point out.
- In the commentary of his A Serbian Film review, he also calls this on "They raped a fictional baby!" (and adds how his neighbors reacted to him shouting said line in the middle of the night...)
- In the Obscurus Lupa and Cinema Snob crossover, The Asylum's Sherlock Holmes, The Cinema Snob gives this gem:
Snob: I never thought I'd say this, but the climax of the movie involves Sherlock Holmes in a hot air balloon fighting Iron Man in a giant robot dragon while Watson rides on horseback to stop an android from blowing up Buckingham Palace! I can't even make a joke about that!
- Nash and his cohost on live Radio Dead Air version of What The Fuck Is Wrong With You, Tara, have to use these from time to time. In context. Based on real life events. The following was in response to putting a... novelty item in your bosses coffee after a man was accused of using it on women.
Tara: And you will know, he is deep throating an invisible cock. *
Headline: Woman dies from sex with dog.
- This Let's Play of Man Hunter (From Yahtzee, creator of Zero Punctuation has a part in which they discuss and lampshade this effect ("ORBS! ORBS! ORBS!").
- The Agony Booth
- From the recap of Zardoz: "Then we cut to a naked May explaining Marxist philosophy while mathematical formulae are projected on her breasts. And you know, sometimes you type a sentence that makes you stop and ask yourself, did I really just type that?"
- A stand-out line in Overdrawn at the Memory Bank: "Desirée! You could have gotten mustard all over his brain!"
Albert: Yeah, just take a second and stare at that line for a while. It's a beauty. Lines that insane only come along once every so often.
- In Myra Beckinridge, but more related to how screwed the content of that movie is.
Then it's back and forth between the anal dildo rape
(boy, who ever thought I'd type that phrase in a movie recap?)...
Then we cut to another old film where an old guy and a woman are cheering. Old Guy exclaims, "It's the first time in my whole life I've ever really enjoyed opera!" And this is the first time in my whole life I've ever had to type the phrase "anal dildo rape" four times, so I suppose we're even.
- Encyclopedia Obscura review of the terrible movie Robo Vampire:
I would just like to point out that you just read about a ghost and a gorilla vampire trying to have sex when they suddenly are interrupted by a robot out to get a drug lord. You will never read that again in any other context, so cherish this moment before it's gone.
- From a review of Trio The Punch - Never Forget Me: "Colonel Sanders also has midget power. I hope to the gaming powers that be that this is the first time in the history of life that anyone has typed 'Colonel Sanders also has midget power'."
- The xkcd blog had an entry devoted to phrases that turned up no hits on Google ("ate a violin," "driver-side bidet") as well as phrases Randall had hoped would turn up no hits but actually did ("full-body glissando," "passenger-side bidet").
- From QDB:
my cock is as big as snow leopard's :P
(i sure hope snow leopards have big cocks now that i said that)
I bet you're the first ever person to say "i sure hope snow leopards have big cocks"
- Autocomplete Me is full of this.
- Subverted by Google's suggestions only coming from common phrases, which makes it even weirder.
- This Let's Player spends an update going over the magic in Ultima VII. When he gets to Cause Fear, he has this to say:
Inferior to diapers. I never thought I'd type that, but there you go.
- Ken Tremendous, guestblogging on Deadspin, does this in the middle of a rant about how sportswriters overvalue David Eckstein:
You should hear Clint Barmes play "April Come She Will" on the acoustic second-base-area. It'll bring a tear to your eye. (That might be the weirdest sentence I've ever written. Fuck it. I'm leaving it in. It's 12:25 a.m.)
- Slowbeef, in his playthrough of Metal Gear 2 Solid Snake, takes time off in chapter 58 to recount how he mentioned the use of the phrase "It's just not hamster stupid" to a friend.
- Much later as part of Retsupurae, he once stated that "ProtonJon was tricked into doing a Super Mario World ROM hack LP," and then noted that he had trouble believing he actually said such.
- This poster on the Dwarf Fortress forums is trying to save dwarves from bug-induced spontaneous dwarven combustionnote by dropping the afflicted dwarves into a pool of water, which, as pointed out, is pretty much the only time you'll hear a DF player use the phrase "plummeted to their salvation".
This is another film written and directed by Jackie himself. Maybe you can blame the following two sentences on the chunks of his brain that fell out during his
Project A skull injury, but here goes: In Who Am I? Jackie Chan plays a character named both "Jackie Chan" and "Who Am I?" He loses his memory after special forces attack a meteor, and he joins an African tribe and a rally car race before stopping an international space weapon smuggling operation staffed entirely by kickboxers. So crumple up that screenplay you're working on, awesome 8-year-olds. Jackie Chan already made it.
- In another article, "Is it a law that all urine games must have a pee pun in their title? Are we the first people to ever type those words?"
- Game Informer, in an online article announcing an upcoming game, stated: "The sequel will require Death Spank to enter the Fires of Bacon in order to bring peace back to Spanktopia. There's a sentence I never thought I would write."
- In his review of Batman Arkham Asylum, Yahtzee starts a sentence with, "But once I'd mentally adjusted for Batman's underpants", and captions the screen, "I bet no-one's ever said this sentence before".
- From this sporking of Deserving:
"Harry wants to deny Severus a magical epidural because he doesn't want to be soft on crime. Now there's a sentence you don't type every day."
- Letsplays in general often have this, especially if the game in question has something like an Audience Alienating Premise, like The Binding of Isaac. Northernlion, well-known for having a 120+ video-long Letsplay of The Binding Of Isaac, sometimes says things like "Okay, as soon as I clear these flies, I'm going to shoot that screaming fetus." or "Suck it, Diglett!" (in reference to a type of very annoying burrowing enemy that resembles the Pokemon Diglett). He often lampshades this.
- The Comics Curmudgeon, in this post:
Today’s Snuffy Smith sent me on an etymological voyage of discovery, which is a sentence that I’m pretty sure has never been written before and will never be written again.
- An article on Bioshock Infinite from PC Gamer bears the headline "Bioshock Infinite’s Motorised Patriot is evil robot George Washington with a gatling gun", and begins "I didn’t think I’d find myself writing that headline when I woke up this morning."
- In a textual review of Turkish Star Wars, Spoony wrote:
The scene ends gracefully by ramming the camera into the nostril of an ugly alien who looks like Linda Hunt dunked in turquoise paint and wearing a green Bozo the Clown wig and a black pinstriped suit. I'm fairly certain I've written about thirty sentences that have never been uttered before in the entire history of the English language just describing the total lunacy being displayed on the screen. I think I'm going out of my fucking mind.
- In ep 6 of Penny Arcade's D&D Podcast, Wil Wheaton ends up giving a little speech about the absurdity of the situation he has found himself in.
: Dungeon Master, friends, assembled nerds. I'm forty years old. I have been playing Dungeons and Dragons since the Red Box set in 1981, 82, 83, somewhere around there in my life. It is safe to say that I have been playing Dungeons and Dragons for a minimum of 20 years, possibly longer, maybe closer to 30 years. I'm gonna say something I have never said. I have gone against the giants, I've been killed in the Tomb of Horrors, I have visited the Temple of Elemental Evil, and of course, there is not a single square in the Cave of Chaos that I have not crawled through. One time I talked to a wizard named Bargle, and I have never said the following words: I will climb up the asshole.
- Troy from Blogger Beware does this occasionally when reviewing a Goosebumps book. For example, in "In "Phantom of the Auditorium":
The Corn Flakes aren't soggy yet, so the Phantom must be near. I still can't believe that sentence needed to be written by me. Amazing.
- Proton Jon's Superman 64 playthrough has a "'Never Thought I'd Say That' Count". As of Stage 6, it's up to 2.
- Katie Tiedrich once mentioned on her Twitter feed, that whilst working a robotics final she said "someone stole the nerf gun off of our Roomba".
- Owing to the character succession mechanics in Crusader Kings II, LPer Ulm notes this about him wanting to find his character's son a wife "who might help with my rule once I become him".
- Phineas And Ferb
- Phineas and Ferb's crazy plans and those of Dr. Doofenshmirtz can easily lead to this:
Oh, Vanessa, thank goodness you're here! A platypus has tied me up in my own pants! Vanessa:
How did my life get to a point where that is not a strange sentence to me?
- In fact, the Clip Show "Phineas' Birthday Clip-O-Rama!" has an entire montage devoted to odd sentences that have showed up at some point, prompted in turn by the line "Super-suit-generated egg renderings always make me a bit peckish":
"Nothing says 'mother's love' like a gigantic robotic platypus butt."
"Why am I wearing a turtle on my head?"
"I wanna float around! ...like men
"Am I sweating milk?!"
"Gotta go, Stacy. Good luck with that llama legislation!"
"Run for your lives! It's Gnome-a-geddon!"
"Stickiness is the most underrated of all the -nesses".
"I knew I should have gotten the down payment on the elephant.
"It looks a little like a rhesus monkey wearing a powdered wig."
"Oh no, you did not
just tell me to hench."
"What, you think we should have more
Bulgarian folk-related elements?"
"I'll be in the dairy section if you want to come yell at some cheese."
"Dad, you might want to wipe the Queen off your face."
"I too feel a certain element of kebab-ism."
"Definitely the giant floating baby head."
"I am to metaphor-cheese as metaphor-cheese is to transitive-verb crackers."
"I just discovered why cows and frogs don't date."
"Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Taffeta... make a note of that."
"I'm calling Mom... and I am not
using the banana this time!"
- There's also this exchange from "I Was a Middle-Aged Robot", which sort of plays with the trope:
Candace: How many times have I told you to keep Perry out of my way while I'm balancing eggs on a spoon?
Phineas: Um... never?
- Definitely played with in "One Good Scare Ought to Do It", even though it doesn't follow the mold. This episode is where the last example in the clip show list came from, and this was the response:
You guys heard that, right? It wasn't
Phineas: We've got to lead that corn colossus away from those back up singers!
Isabella: OMG, coolest sentence ever! Somebody write that down.
- Near the beginning of "Remains of the Platypus" (which is actually near the end), Linda shows up at Doofenshmirtz's party with Perry's hat (which she thinks is Carl the intern's) and thinks that this day couldn't get any weirder. Then Candace calls her up to inform her "The cheese mound remains, but the people have fled en masse!"
- And one from "Der Kinderlumper", lampshaded:
Candace: I've got the fennel pedal to the rutabaga metal! And yes, I know that's a weird sentence.
- In the American Dad episode "Haylias", Hayley's Trigger Phrase is explicitly mentioned as being a combination of words that no-one in the world would ever say — "I'm getting fed up with this orgasm!"
- In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012, Splinter says that Michelangelo is wise when he tries to befriend Leatherhead, and then admits that he never expected to say that.