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
- 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.
- 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.