And Here He Comes Now

A type of Room Shuffle where a conversation concerning an absent person ends with someone giving warning of said person's imminent entrance.

Often occurs - quite unrealistically - when the speaker really, really needs that absent person to appear in order to head off some unfortunate occurrence. Unless the point of the scene is that the speaker has gotten into very hot water, the absent person will either show up right away or show up just in time to stop the disaster from happening.

Compare Inadvertent Entrance Cue, Speak of the Devil and Right Behind Me.


Comic Books
  • In Tintin and the Picaros, Captain Haddock is saying to Professor Calculus that Tintin was wise not to come along with them to the Gilded Cage they're being held at:
    Calculus: I can see our hosts have a true sense of hospitality. That's what I just said to him... And he entirely agrees with me.
    Haddock: WHO agrees with you? And about WHAT?!
    Calculus: Exactly, and what's more, he'll tell you so himself!
    Tintin: Buenos dias, Captain!
  • Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #20. A conversation is held about how uneasy Supergirl makes everyone. Unfortunately, Supergirl has superhearing. Dream Boy attempts to warn everyone else but is ignored for long enough that this overlaps with Right Behind Me.

Live-Action Television

  • Lampshaded in The Most Happy Fella, when Rosabella is singing that she loves Tony:
    Cleo: Don't tell me, kid, tell him. Tell him exactly how. And like they say in a musical comedy— (dramatic chord) —here he comes now!
  • William Shakespeare did it frequently and lampshaded it more than once. According to Elizabethan drama convention, this is to make clear to the audience that yes, the characters on stage has notice to newcomer.

  • Lampshaded in Tales of Lagoona 2: Peril at Poseidon Park when Theo the park handyman announced that local merchant Darby Finn was going to be stopping by later, only to have him appear immediately.
    Theo: Scary timing!
    Darby: I've been hiding in the bushes for an hour. I love a good entrance.

Web Comics
  • Played for Laughs in Gunnerkrigg Court. Andrew makes things around himself "more orderly": if he tosses a bunch of cards without looking, they land in a neat and sorted deck. So he began to announce his girlfriend's imminent arrival by pointing with hands and saying "BAM!". Due to those order-inducing powers, his guess as to when and where she teleports in "just happens to" be accurate — every time.