->"It's getting so bad now that if you kill a punk, you might as well dump the body somewhere, the DA will crucify you. A punk can kill a cop, but if a cop kills a punk... Am I right, or am I right?"
--> -- '''Charlie [=McCoy=]''', ''Film/MagnumForce''

A StockPhrase used by the group comedian, usually after some kind of wry observation. This is also commonly used in fiction by a bad stand-up comedian, who can't resist highlighting his terrible jokes. The dialogue equivalent of facing the camera and waggling your eyebrows. Usually used after an intentionally lame line. A longer version is "Am I right, or am I right?" A version commonly used on the internet is "amirite" or "mirite". A similar line is "I know, right?" used to react to someone else's observation.

The UsefulNotes/JapaneseLanguage has the word "ne", which pretty much means the same thing. Using it at the end of an English sentence still counts as GratuitousJapanese, ne? The fact that this is a natural and frequently occurring feature of the language doesn't mean, however, that it can't be overdone, as you can simply expand it to, "Nee nee? So desu nee?" ''Ad nauseam.''

French has a similar equivalent, [[GratuitousFrench n'est-ce pas?]] In Canadian English, the famous VerbalTic [[CanadaEh "eh?"]], in RealLife, is most often used for this purpose, eh? (For the record, Canadian French has an equivalent, hein?)

Contrast DontExplainTheJoke.



* Geico's supposedly comedic Peter Pan commercial from 2015, starring Thomas Barbusca, who says, "You don't look a day over 70, am I right?"

* Creator/EllenDegeneres has been known to use the formulation "Am I right, ladies?"

* Used by ComicBook/TheJoker in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''
-->"You had a bad day once, am I right?"


* In ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'', the character Wes Mantooth pulls it out in a battle of wits.
-->"Nice clothes, gentlemen! I didn't know that the Salvation Army was having a sale. Am I right? Am I right?"
* In the film ''Film/{{Waiting}}'' Monty uses it:
-->"I know what you're thinking now. You think we're all gay, don't you? Think we're all just a bunch of deviant lifestyle-living same-sex having motherfuckers, am I right?"
* In ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'', Rusty uses it:
-->"Who would have thought my sister had the legs of a thoroughbred. Am I right?"
* Done to perfection in ''Film/GroundhogDay'' by Creator/StephenTobolowsky
-->"Am I right or am I right? Or am I right? Am I right?"
* ''Film/PinkFlamingos'' - Crackers says, "They think they're filthy? We'll just see what the furniture thinks! Am I right, momma? Am I right?"
* ''Series/SquarePegs'' - Marshall, the ClassClown, says this several times in the episode "Open 24 Hours."
* Inverted and subverted in ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', when [[JerkAss Walter]] tries to justify pulling a gun on a [[DisproportionateRetribution possibly-cheating bowler]]:
-->'''Walter''': Am I wrong, dude? Am I wrong?
-->'''The Dude''': No Walter, you're not wrong, you're just an ASSHOLE!
-->'''Walter''': *shrugs* Okay, then.
** Also, in the "World of Pain" scene:
-->'''Walter''': Dude, this is a league game, this determines who enters the next round robin. Am I wrong? Am I wrong?
* ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'': Sgt. Johnson gives a RousingSpeech to a squad of marines then asks, "Am I right, Marines?"
-->'''Marines''': [[SemperFi Sir, yes, sir!]]
-->'''Johnson''': Mmm-hmm. Damn right, I am!
* "Am I right, or am I right?" is used frequently by Wimpy in ''Film/{{Popeye}}''.
* Inverted in ''Film/SomeKindOfWonderful''
-->'''Laura''': "Any fool can get into a college. Only a precious few may say the same about Amanda Jones. Am I wrong?"
* From ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'':
-->'''Soldier:''' Listen: in order to maintain air speed velocity, a swallow needs to beat its wings 32 times per second, right?\\
'''King Arthur:''' (''impatiently'') Please!!!\\
'''Soldier:''' Am I right?\\
'''Arthur:''' I'm not interested!

* Used by Diane in ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'':
-->"Do you find that this approach usually works, or, let me guess, you've never tried it before. In fact, you don't normally approach girls, am I right?"

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In the episode "Four Weddings and a Funeral(Minus Three Weddings and One Funeral)" of ''Series/HappyEndings'', Jane combines this with prop humor-she's on a roller board, cleaning under her couch, so she can make jokes.
--> '''Jane:''' *slides out*I haven't seen anything that choreographed since Colin Powell's UN testimony on [=WMDs=]. Am I right? *slides back in*\\
'''Max:''' Are you really cleaning underneath the coach, or are you just waiting to slide out with an out-dated zinger?\\
'''Jane:''' *slides out*I haven't seen anything that needlessly complicated since the third season of Lost, am I right? *slides back in*\\
'''Max:''' Asking 'am I right?' is not gonna make it funnier.\\
'''Jane:''' Yeah I'm right! *slides back under*
* Said by Cordelia Chase in the episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'' called "The Trial":
-->"I mean, not only is she putting his life at stake, but ours. I'm sorry, but after four hundred years of death and destruction, It seems to me you [[Series/{{Survivor}} get voted off the island.]] Am I right?"
* Brother Cavil in the ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' episode "The Eye of Jupiter":
-->"I suspect the Admiral and Madam President would enjoy some nice, quiet private time with the former leader. Am I right?"
* Xander in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' pretty frequently.
* Frank Barone in the ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' episode "Driving Frank":
-->"I don't care if I killed a guy! You're my son, you have to look the other way! Am I right, Ray?"
* In the ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' episode "Nag Hammadi Is Where They Found the Gnostic Gospel", Zach says:
-->"The bottom line here is that breathing should not be louder than a rock band. Am I right or am I right?"
* In the episode "Whatever It Takes", Series/{{House}} says:
-->"My housekeeper, she has it coming. Cleaning the windows means cleaning both sides. Am I right or am I right?"
* [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert]] played with the phrase in the following manner:
-->"Am I right?" [applause] "Evidently I'm right."
* In ''Series/BurnNotice'', Sam and Mike are watching out for Fi, with the code that if she has two buttons undone on her blouse, something's wrong. Sam says "That's a first. Too many buttons down on a woman's blouse is a ''bad'' thing. Come on, am I right?" Doesn't quite break the tension like he'd hoped.
** Also, - Season 2, Episode: Sins of Omission, Victor says, "Nothing like a near-death experience to get the juices flowing, am I right or am I right?"
* On ''Series/{{Friends}}'', while panicking that Monica has "baby fever," Chandler declares that she is different now that she is with him and says "I'm right. I'm right. Am I right?" in a less-than-confident tone.
* In ''Series/DeadlyGames'' (Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability, amirite?) Peter's CatchPhrase is "Am I right, or am I right?" Sometimes he'll add "Don't get me right if I'm not right." At one point, it gets [[StolenCatchphrase stolen]] by the BigBad, who takes out an EasterEgg villain while [[PreMortemOneLiner finishing a quip]] with a ''very'' smug "Am I right, or ''am. I. Right.''" (As the villain of the week wasn't part of the main game, Jackal doesn't see it as one of 'his' and TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou led him to save the heroes.)
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren,'' Season 6, ''Kelly Does Hollywood: Part 2.'' Kelly has the joke, "We all want to make our parents happy because they gave us this precious gift of life. Isn't that right, fellow virgin teens just waiting for the right man to come along?

[[folder: Web Animation]]
* Bubs from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' used this during a Halloween episode while performing standup comedy, followed by the immortal line "Am I left?" (which Strong Mad found ''hilarious'').
* Waterman from the ''WebAnimation/{{Waterman}}'' flash animations has said "Am I right or am I right?" at least once.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[Website/TheBestPageInTheUniverse Maddox]] says it at the start of [[http://maddox.xmission.com/ his page]]: "Am I right or what?"
* Website/StarDestroyerDotNet repurposed the profanity filter to change the use of a one-word form of this, "Amirite?", to [[TakeThat "I'm a smarmy asshole"]]. Apparently one notoriously caustic member turned it into their CatchPhrase, and eventually the moderators stopped finding it funny.

[[folder:Web Video]]
* In ''WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries'', "Am I right?" is one of Lydia Bennet's verbal tics, and it must run in the family, because her sister Lizzie says it as well.
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'': "Hey, Joey. Watapon! Am I right?" - Yami, about one of the cards in Kaiba's lame-ass deck when he takes over the duel with Noah.
** Also:
--> '''Yami:''' Huh, five men in one body, eh? Sounds like a typical day for Mai Valentine. Am I right?
--> '''Joey:''' [[DudeShesLikeInAComa Yug, she's in a coma!]]
--> '''Yami:''' Am I right?
--> '''Joey:''' It's just very inappropriate is all.
--> '''Yami:''' Yes, but am I right?
--> '''Joey:''' ''YUGI!''
--> '''Yami:''' ''JOEY!'' ...Am. I. Right?

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Sokka from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has been known to say this.
* From an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' called ''The Homer They Fall'':
-->Indian: "Thank you. I just wish Ben and Hoss and Little Joe and Hop Sing and Sheriff Roy and all your favorites could be alive today to see this wonderful turnout. You know, on the series, we were always trying to kill the Cartwrights. But it looks like Father Time took care of that for us, right? Am I right, folks?"
* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' "Carl", Meatwad is attempting to write a stand-up comedy routine. Unfortunately, it consists entirely of [[StockShticks The Deal With Airplane Food]] and this trope.
* In the first Filmation ''WesternAnimation/HeckleAndJeckle'' cartoon after the two come out of a theater showing an adventure movie:
-->'''Heckle:''' We can do anything those movie heroes can do. Am I correct or am I co-wrong?