-->Anything you can do,\\
I can do better.\\
I can do anything\\
Better than you.
--->-- ''Theatre/AnnieGetYourGun''

They haven't been everywhere or done everything or met everyone. No. They've just been in more places, done more things, and met more people than ''you''. Whenever you make a statement, they'll be right on your tail with something they've done twice as much. PlayedForLaughs.

SisterTrope to TheMunchausen and AlwaysSomeoneBetter. MiseryPoker is this trope with the "anything" being "telling people how bad you've got it."



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' originally had Gary Oak constantly upstaging the main character, Ash.
** [[MemeticMutation Gary was here, Ash is a loser.]]
** Paul was here, everyone's a loser.
** Trip was here, Ash is a foreign loser.
** Red was here. 'Nuff said.
* In ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' America is always trying to one-up Russia during strips set during the Cold War.
* An episode of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' has Tomo trying to outdo Chiyo-chan in academics and Sakaki-san in athletics. She fails miserably.
* There is a Hentai called this trope, but replace Anything with Anyone. Three guesses what it is about.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': [[TheProfessor Prof. Kabuto]] was this to [[BigBad Dr. Hell]]. Hell had ALWAYS felt upstaged by Yuuzo Kabuto since they were in the same college and his rival was more popular, a bigger genius and was loved by the woman Hell was in love with. When Mazinger-Z destroyed his first [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beasts]], Hell had a break-down because he knew Kabuto had managed to create a HumongousMecha that could beat anything he could build.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Ranma insists on invoking this. Even if the "anything" in question is femininity. Or ludicrous MartialArtsAndCrafts. HilarityEnsues.
* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'': Ryuunosuke is involuntarily this to Shutaro. Every time Shutaro brags about how many girls are in love with him and how many love letters he gets every day, Ryuunosuke shows she has gotten a lot more love letters, and Shutaro gets depressed.
* One villain in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' had a card that used this trope, it took the form of the strongest monster on the field, copying its attack and defense... [[InvincibleVillain +1.]]
* Itachi is this to Sasuke in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' in the backstory, throughout part 1, and up until [[spoiler: his death]] in part 2. In the backstory, Itachi started out as a BigBrotherMentor but shifted into an AloofBigBrother when he became bogged down in responsibilities to the Village and their Clan. It was their ''father'' who really rubs this trope in Sasuke's face by consistently dismissing his notable accomplishments because they aren't as impressive as Itachi's were at his age.

[[folder: Audio Plays]]
* The Sixth Doctor and Mr. Merryweather have a song about this in the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio adventure ''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho043DoctorWhoAndThePirates Doctor Who and the Pirates]]''.

[[folder:Card Games]]
* The "Real Men, Real Roleplayers, Loonies and Munchkins" list has this as TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}s' theme song.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* One early story with [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Batgirl II]] and Spoiler had them comparing backgrounds. Spoiler said that her father was a two-bit knockoff of Riddler. Batgirl said that her father was a world-class assassin. Spoiler mentioned that her dad used to lock her in the closet for misbehaving. Batgirl replied that her father used to shoot her for misbehaving. Spoiler jokingly grouses over the fact that Batgirl is beating her in everything. Later stories reveal that Steph was able to beat Cass in one thing - she was able to get a serious boyfriend, while Cass at that point had been unable to have a relationship last longer than two issues.
* At the climax of ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', Franchise/WonderWoman foe Doctor Psycho sings the trope naming song while approaching ComicBook/MartianManhunter, claiming his PsychicPowers are superior. Seeing as how he just mind controlled and tamed ''Doomsday'', it's not entirely a bluff.
* In the ''Dark X-Men'' subplot of ''Comicbook/DarkReign'', during a fight between Osborn's X-Men and the real X-Men, Mimic sings the trope's name to Iceman. Iceman's response (accompanies beatdown):
--> [[PunctuatedForEmphasis No. You. ]]'''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis CAN'T.]]'''

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* The minor character Topper in ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''.
-->'''Dilbert:''' Hi, how are you?\\
'''Topper:''' I can't go first. It ruins my system.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Shoe}}'':
-->"I had a friend who would top everything I said."\\
"I had a friend just like that. Only mine was worse."

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/TheCadanceverse'', Trixie and Twilight get into this, with poor Vinyl Scratch getting caught in the middle.
* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': Rei was this to Asuka. In chapter 6 Asuka said Shinji she was terrified of losing him to Rei because Rei gets better grades, is a good cook, keeps her apartment spotless, is nearly so beautiful... whereas she barely can pass the tests because she can not read all kanji, is a slob... and in her mind, she is only good at piloting Eva and she is not even the best anymore.
* ''Fanfic/ScarTissue'': Asuka was jealous of Shinji because he always upstaged her, even though he did not even try to or want to, despite of her training during her whole life. Ironically, Shinji thinks Asuka is better than him at everything.
* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': The initial reason Asuka becomes a superhero is so that she can upstage Wonder Girl in the headlines of the local tabloid.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Penelope from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' has two shticks instead of one, [[VerbalTic so...]] And she launched three tropes in the same time it took to make this one, so...
* ''Series/TheLateShow'', an Australian comedy show, had this type as one of the guests in their "Guide to Dinner Parties" sketch.
* It's a running gag in ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' about Jamie Hyneman.
* The Four Yorkshiremen sketch, originally from ''Series/AtLastThe1948Show'' and made famous by Creator/MontyPython.
* The Janitor from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''.
* This happens with one-upmanship contests between Apollo and Sweetpea Sue in "I Can Do It Better" on ''Series/ThePajanimals''.
* The ''Series/{{MASH}}'' episode "Major Topper" where Winchester plays this to Hawkeye and BJ, including providing a picture to prove he once had a date with Audrey Hepburn.
-->'''Charles:''' When will you boys learn that your childish fantasies can't compete with my real life?

* Music/FlandersAndSwann had a song about this called "Sounding Brass".

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* During his feud with Wrestling/AJStyles in Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Wildside, Jeff G. Bailey recruited Jason Cross in the belief Cross could do everything Styles could better. The SevenYearRule went into effect and "Southern Stomper" Luke Hawx had apparently been in pursuit of AJ for fifteen years to show AJ the "proper" way to execute his own moves (including the ones AJ invented)
* Wrestling/MontelVontaviousPorter's "feud" with Wrestling/MattHardy, while they were {{tag team}} partners on [[Wrestling/WWESmackdown Smackdown]] basically revolved around them having contests to prove that indeed, anything one could do the other could better. They ate pizza, they shot baskets, they got knocked around by Evander Holifield...
* When Abismo Negro tried to revive Los Vipers in Wrestling/{{AAA}}, Mr. Niebla came in from Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, took over, had the rest of 'Vipers Revolucion' kick Abismo Negro out, and then introduced a new luchador called "Black Abyss", who used all of Abismo Negro's moves.

* This is the title for one of the [[TropeNamer most memorable songs]] from ''Theatre/AnnieGetYourGun''.
* In "So Much Faster Than You," a song from ''Franklin and the Adventures of the Noble Knights'' (which seems to be based more on the ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'' TV show than the original books), the characters of Fox and Rabbit have a friendly rivalry about which of them is the faster the two.
-->When I toss a balloon, when I jump on the moon, when I chug like a train, when I fly like a plane, when I make a birthday cake, when I swim in a lake, I am so much faster than you!

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Joe Chin in ''VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper''.
* Your various rivals throughout the Pokémon series, particularly Blue in ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''. However, this may be closer to TheMunchausen, since some of the things he says just don't add up ("I already caught 40 kinds, pal!"...shortly before a battle in which he uses only four Pokémon).

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Great}}'' features two women trying to one-up the main character's [[http://www.kiwisbybeat.com/great/great171.jpg crime-fighting career]].
* The whole point of the [[http://accidentals.webcomic.ws/comics/49/ Rock Paper Scissors]] chapter of ''Webcomic/{{Accidentals}}''.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Literally true for [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP-056]].
* [[http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/Anything-You-Can-Do-Lyle-Can-Do-Better.aspx This article]] on Website/TheDailyWTF.
* WebVideo/ThomasSanders and [[WebVideo/{{Paint}} Jon Cozart]] did a version of this as a song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYOpRa4OGD4 pitting Vine against YouTube]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode "Number One", the eponymous [[ActionGirl hero]] was confronted with ''two'' persons with this attitude. At school, AlphaBitch Bonnie challenged her for captainship of the cheersquad. And in the "action" part of the story, she met the "number one agent" of Global justice, who was constantly showing her up as well.
** Both cases end up {{Subverted}}. Bonnie just about burns herself out outdoing Kim. So Kim gives up the position, mentioning that Bonnie will be expected to continue this level of work. Kim had the job back by the next episode. Meanwhile, the Global Justice agent is basically an arrogant kid with a lot of fancy gadgets and educations. Kim is clearly more competent.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', [[TheMagnificent The Great and Powerful Trixie]] is a traveling magician with this as her shtick. [[{{Kayfabe}} That she continues when she's off-stage.]] She's not all that good at it, though, with her "victories" over the ponies who try to outshow her consisting of humiliating said opponents rather than actually one-upping their feats successfully. By the end of the episode, her general incompetence in areas outside of cheap, flashy tricks and [[SmallNameBigEgo building up her own reputation]] is [[LaserGuidedKarma laid bare for all to see]].
** When she returns seeking vengeance on Twilight for "humiliating [her]" (despite [[HoistByHisOwnPetard being the one responsible for her own troubles]]), she challenges her to a magic duel that works in this fashion. Having a magical AmplifierArtifact gave her a serious leg up in doing so.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'', this is the defining trait of Bruno the ape in the episode "Monkey See, Monkey Do Better."
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstoneKids'' episode "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Betty", Betty started selling ice cream once her friends told her how much they liked her recipe and Dreamchip decided to one-up her out of spite. Dreamchip's machine impressed the customers at first but they eventually decided Betty's ice cream was better.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has the Smith family go on a tropical vacation. Stan keeps getting annoyed at a Hispanic gardener who keeps one-upping him. Then again, the first time, Stan was being a jerk by trying to explain to a "native" what a camera phone was. Then the gardener pulls out an identical phone.
* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny issues this to Yosemite Sam in the booby-trapped piano scene from "WesternAnimation/BallotBoxBunny."
* The {{Popeye}} cartoon "Axe Me Another" has Popeye one-upping lumberjack boss Bluto at every turn ("I'll do anything that you do!")