->''"I killed a PC and all I got was this lousy T-shirt!"''
-->-- T-shirt in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''

Your parents went on their second honeymoon, your best friend went to Paris, or you survived the scariest haunted house in the world without needing to [[BringMyBrownPants change your underwear afterwards]].

And all you got was this lousy T-shirt.

TruthInTelevision. These T-shirts are ''everywhere''.

A SubTrope of FunTShirt.

Compare AndYourRewardIsClothes.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Akane of ''Manga/FlyingWitch'' is known for having awful sense in choosing souvenirs, giving things like crude oil and raw coffee beans. After a trip to Burkina Faso, she brings Makoto a T-shirt that says "Burkino Faso" on the front and "Welcome" on the back. Akane admits she was mostly intrigued by the fact the text was in Japanese.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''ComicBook/TheBooksOfMagic'', [[TheChosenOne Tim Hunter]] goes to the [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Dark Tower]], and all he gets is, well, guess.
* ComicBook/TheJoker wears an "[[CrossesTheLineTwice I Killed Jason Todd and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt]]" on an alternate cover to [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/5/56044/1614315-batman__1940__619c.jpeg Batman #619]]. It's fairly popular with Joker cosplayers.
* Selfdemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} gets Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}} for Secret Santa, but to his surprise it's Comicbook/KateBishop instead of Clint - making [[http://cbr3.imgix.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/SPIDPOOL2016012-int-LR2-5.jpg his gift, a shirt reading]] "[[Comicbook/CivilWarII I killed]] [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]] and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt" even less appropriate!

* During the TwistEnding of ''Film/TheGame'', Nicholas is given a shirt reading "I Was Drugged And Left For Dead In Mexico And All I Got Was This Stupid T-Shirt."

* ''Literature/AmericaTheBook'' has a photo of a fake 1800 presidential campaign shirt that read ''"I endorsed the candidacy of UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson, for which I was inadequately compensated with [[AntiquatedLinguistics this tunic of poor qualitie]]!"''
* Played with in ''Literature/TheScrambledStatesOfAmerica''. After all the states are back in their original spots, New York gives Michigan a T-shirt that says, "My friend traded places with California and all I got was this stupid T-shirt!"
-->'''Michigan:''' This is a classic!\\
'''New York:''' I knew you'd like it!
** Just so you know, Alabama and Indiana also took California's place when the states all switched places.
* One book in ''Literature/TheZackFiles'' series explains that a certain science museum is so cheap that instead of having a real spacesuit on display, they have a T-shirt that belonged to Neil Armstrong's brother. The shirt says, "My brother went to the moon and all I got is this lousy T-shirt".
* ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat for President''. Our anti-hero sees a bored tourist in a shirt saying this trope, and takes him aside for a [[SchmuckBait free bottle of wine]] so he can be MuggedForDisguise.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* On ''Series/SportsNight'', on the night of the NFL Draft, Dana gets T-shirts for the crew that say, "I survived Draft Day at ''Sports Night''." When she insists on everyone wearing them now, Casey points out that draft day was just starting, and thus, they hadn't survived it yet.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Marcy was so drunk when she married Jefferson that her only clue to the fact she got married was the "lousy T-shirt" she got at the chapel.
* In ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'', after Robbie is drafted, Earl appears with merchandise that includes, "My son went to [[FunWithAcronyms We Are Right]] and all I got was this lousy T-shirt."
* On the UK edition of ''Series/TheApprentice'', a candidate called Myles (aka "Mr Monaco") received one such T-shirt as a leaving present. It said, "I went back to England to go on ''The Apprentice'' and all I got was this lousy T-shirt."
* One of the Zonks on the 1980s version of ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'' was a T-shirt that read, "I got Zonked by Monty Hall!!!!" This was usually awarded as the Zonk in the Door #4 game.
* On the Season 3 reunion of ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'', Mimi Imfurst apologized to India Ferrah for picking her up over the shoulder during their infamous lip synch and gave her [India] a T-shirt as a gift that said, "I got picked up by Mimi Imfurst and all I got was this lousy T-shirt!" India was clearly not amused.
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'': In the episode "The Good, the Bad, and the Luau", Sabrina and her twin sister buy these t-shirts for each other.
* During one arc on ''Series/{{Passions}}'', Charity Standish was imprisoned in ice while a "zombie" version of her took her place; it was ultimately revealed as a succubus and died soon after. The succubus made a return appearance in a short arc sometime later, wearing a shirt that said something along the lines of "I went to Hell and back and all I got was this lousy T-shirt".

* Music/FallOutBoy has a song called "[[LongTitle I Slept With Someone in Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me]]".
* The German band Music/WirSindHelden has the song "Meine Freundin war im Koma und alles was sie mir mitgebracht hat war dieses lausige T-Shirt" ("My friend was in a coma and all she got me was this lousy T-Shirt").
* In the blasphemy-heavy Music/BloodhoundGang song "Hell Yeah", one of the lines is, "Crucified and all I got was this lousy T-shirt".

* ScienceFiction version: "I went to a planet with no bilateral symmetry and all I got was this lousy F-shirt."


[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', the Payoff badge is purchased for 1000 Mission Architect tickets. Its badge text is "I spent 1000 Mission Architect tickets and all I got was this stupid badge," capped by the badge art, an ">:(" emoticon.
* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity''. "I completed Vice City and all I got was this lousy T-shirt."
* ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'': "I found the treasure of Melee Island and all I got was this stupid T-shirt."
** Also, "I beat the Sword Master and all I got was this stupid T-shirt."
* ''VideoGame/{{Warhawk}}'': In one of the epilogues from the original Playstation game, it is mentioned that one of the pilots, after the events of the game, retired and resorting to selling "I survived the Red Mercury War, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt" t-shirts.
* In ''Zangband'', kill a Greater Hell-Beast, and it will drop a T-shirt saying, "I killed the GHB and all I got was this lousy t-shirt!"
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has a variant; anyone who had an active account when the developers introduced [[NewGamePlus Ascension]] in June 2005 was entitled to a [[CosmeticAward trophy]] called "This Lousy Trophy".
* ''VideoGame/PinkPantherPassportToPeril'': In Egypt, a man named Mouth tries to sell one of these t-Shirts to Pink.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' has one saying "I saved the damn universe..." in the front and the rest of the phrase in the back.
* In ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'', completing the job "Lab Rats" on the highest difficulty will reward you with an achievement titled "I survived Lab Rats on One Down And All I Got Was This Achievement".
** Also in PAYDAY 2, while in the safe house, you can optionally burn your offshore money. Doing so will present you with an image displaying the words "I burnt my entire offshore and all I got was this lousy picture. -Toastie Buns".

* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', members of the hobgoblin horde fighting the Battle of Azure City receive T-shirts saying, "I killed a PC and all I got was this lousy T-shirt!" upon "killing" the illusion forms of several members of the titular party.
** And several strips later, the goblins encounter Haley and Belkar, and say that maybe they handed out the T-shirts too soon.
* ''Webcomic/CountYourSheep'' plays with this. Katie finds her mother wearing a VideoGame/PacMan T-shirt and gives this response.
* In ''Webcomic/MonsterOfTheWeek'' episode ''Musings of the Cigarette-Smoking Man'' bad guys get ones with "I saved goddam democracy and all I got was this T-shirt" and "I joined the conspiracy and all I got was this T-shirt" written on them.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* If you backed the ''Wiki/TVTropes Revitalization Project'' on Website/{{Kickstarter}} at $45 level, you got a T-shirt that said, "I Backed TV Tropes on Kickstarter and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt" on it.
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Mentioned in [[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/content_page/9/398-merry-decent-into-madness Merry Descent into Madness]] while Merry was looking for a shirt to wear.:
--> I did manage to find a few jumpsuits, and a few shirts, mostly of the touristy T-shirt type. You know the kind; "My dad went to the Caribbean and all I got was this crummy t-shirt?"

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/UglyAmericans'': The [[MonstersAnonymous Department of Integration]] is shut down in the "Kong of Queens" episode and [[IneptMage Leonard]] goes on a bit of a bender. He ends up being worshipped à la [[Film/ApocalypseNow Colonel Kurtz]] and is later seen wearing a shirt saying, "I was a demigod and all I got was this lousy T-shirt."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheKidsFromRoom402'': Polly [=McShane=] got one in Florida.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'': Ray Ray mentioned buying one at the end of "Monster Con" but no t-shirt with that kind of message was actually seen.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'': Jeffery's parents went to Hawaii and all they got him was his trademark Hawaiian shirt.
* ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'': The episode "Upside Down Town" had Hilda and Zelda get a souvenir shirt, which reads, "Rome burned and all I got was this lousy T-shirt."
* ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'': "Nobody seems to be buying these 'I Survived the Mok Concert' shirts!"