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->'''Pinky:''' Maybe we could capture Robin Hood and collect the big reward!\\
'''Brain:''' Don't be silly, Pinky, we'd never--''[[BigYes YES!]]'' Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?\\
'''Pinky:''' Well, I think so, [=*=]''hic''[=*=], but [[Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves Kevin Costner with an English accent?]]
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''

A character is facing a problem. He describes the problem and the reason that it is an impediment in such a way as to make the solution exceptionally obvious. And, of course, this is when a solution is conceived. Only the solution isn't the one to which the explanation was obviously leading. It's either patently ridiculous or [[NoodleImplements a total non-sequitur]]. Most of the time, it's both.

Comes in single-character and two-character flavors. In the single-character version, the character who has explained the problem suddenly realizes the "solution" in a flash of inspiration that parodies a EurekaMoment.

Often, but not always, some other character will helpfully point out a more useful solution.

In the two character version, one character gives the explanation, often with the specific goal of leading the other character to make the obvious connection, then prompts the other character for the answer. The other character, who is usually holding the IdiotBall, totally fails to make the connection.

Named for the exchange which takes place in [[OnceAnEpisode every episode]] of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''. Pinky's reply was different each time, but it usually made absolutely no sense and resulted in Brain getting angry enough to [[DopeSlap bash him over the head]].

A subtrope of NonSequitur. See also: ComicallyMissingThePoint and StrangeMindsThinkAlike.



* In an cinema advert: two Orange executives are trying to decide a name for their campaign which gives two tickets for one on a Wednesday. "We need a movie title. It's every Wednesday. [[Literature/AClockworkOrange Like Clockwork.]] [[ShoutOut And we're Orange.]] So we'll call it... ''Orange Wednesday''."

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In the dub of the episode ''Jump for Joy!'' ([=AG037=]) of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, after an unfamiliar Pokemon (a Shiftry) knocks Team Rocket out of a tree, the following exchange occurs:
-->'''Jessie:''' James, is that what I think it is?\\
'''James:''' Could be. But I don't know what you're thinking, and I don't know what it is!

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''WebAnimation/ZanyToTheMax''
** Pinky and the Brain still have these exchanges, but Yakko and Wakko have them now, as well. Yakko's responses usually have something to do with [[InkSuitActor Coach Nurse]].
** In the {{Crossover}} episode:
--->'''Wakko:''' Yakko, are you pondering what I'm pondering?\\
'''Yakko:''' [[ActorAllusion I think so, Wakko]], but if [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep Coach Nurse]] was around, wouldn't [[AuthorAvatar Makko]] be [[{{Pun}} a square]]?
** In the Season 2 finale, Yakko asks this question to Coach Nurse as part of the survey.
* ''Fanfic/FriendshipContract'': Anime/{{Naruto}} asks [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]] this, calling her “Pinkie”, in a ShoutOut to ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''. [[WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged “I think so Naruto, but how would a button even produce warm blueberry muffins on demand?”]]
* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10130558/1/Attack-of-the-Deranged-Mutant-Killer-Monster-Dark-Lord Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Dark Lord]], we get this moment during the Ballyhoo Breakfast Show-
-->'''Fred:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''George:''' Yeah, though I'm not sure there are enough spoons in all of Europe for that.\\
'''Fred:''' True. How about we just have some music?\\
'''George:''' Sounds good to me.
* From ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'':
--> "Yes, Zack?" Rupert asked, turning. "Any idea will do. What have we been doing since last year, and still trying to do, today?"\\
Zack paused for a second.\\
"Eating a banana?" He said, finally.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/200182/one-awesome-mom One Awesome Mom]]'':
-->'''Apple Bloom:''' "Are ya thinkin' what Ah'm thinkin'?"
-->'''Sweetie Belle:''' "I think so. But I thought we weren't allowed to go near beehives anymore."
-->'''Apple Bloom:''' "No! Ah was thinkin' we should follow Scootaloo and find out just what in tarnation she's bein' so gosh darn secretive about."
* In ''[[https://markmak.deviantart.com/art/Ticket-550203143 "Ticket"]]'', [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Stan and Ford]] want to see a movie but are too young and only have one ticket. They then spot a [[TotemPoleTrench coat rack with a trenchcoat]].
-->'''Stan:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
-->'''Ford:''' Yeah.
** Contrary to what Ford is thinking, Stan throws the trenchcoat at the movie theater employee and pulls Ford in.
* ''FanFic/AChanceMeetingOfTwoMoons'': Twilight and Dusk Shine do this during their meeting. And as it happens, they ''are'' thinking the same thing.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'': In a deleted scene, Coraline blurts out a pretty amusing NonSequitur in the midst of the EurekaMoment when she realizes the CuteGhostGirl she's been talking to might actually be her friend Wybie's grandmother's long-lost sister.
-->'''Coraline:''' It used to look like this...pioneer girl! Then, [[Literature/HuckleberryFinn Huck Finn]] Junior! Then it was this [[Film/TheLittleRascals Little Rascals]] girl, with all these ribbons and braids and... (She stops, and makes an unmistakable EurekaMoment face.) ...your grandma's black, right?\\
'''Wybie:''' [[DidntSeeThatComing Uh...yeah...?]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', during the big fight sequence, Rodney and Bigweld see the other characters in danger, and Bigweld says, "Are you thinking what I'm thinking?" Rodney replies, "I sure am!" He then releases a ''gigantic'' [[ChainsawGood sawblade]], sending both of them flying with it.
-->'''Bigweld''': This isn't what I was thinking at all!
* ''Disney/ReturnToNeverLand'': Hook and Smee are spying on Jane getting failed flying lessons from Peter; She doesn't have the belief of imagination; and therefore, Tink's pixie dust doesn't work on her; Hook decides to take advantage of this.
-->'''Hook''': So, the girl can't fly, yet she wants to go home. Smee, do you know what this means?\\
'''Smee''': Six more weeks of winter?\\
'''Hook''': NO, you imbecile! ''[chuckles]'' We'll get me treasure... ''and'' the boy.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* From ''Film/{{Mirrormask}}'':
-->'''Helena:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Valentine:''' Absolutely, if we put little wheels on our feet we could just rooooooll everywhere...
* From the 2008 ''Film/GetSmart'' [[TheRemake remake]]:
-->'''Max:''' ''[after crashing the car into a sign for a fish shop]'' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Chief:''' I don't know. Were you thinking: "Holy shit, holy shit, a swordfish almost went through my head?" If so, yes.
* ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'': "Give him a said-a-give!"
** "SED-A-GIVE?!"
** Happens a lot with charades, in various programs and films.
* ''Film/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'':
** Question and question tennis. "No non-sequiturs!!!"
** This exchange(Guildenstern's pretending to be Hamlet):
--->'''Rosencrantz:''' To sum up: your father, whom you love, dies. You are his heir. You come back to find that hardly was the corpse cold before his young brother pops onto his throne and into his sheets, thereby offending both legal and natural practice. Now... why exactly are you behaving in this extraordinary manner?\\
'''Guildenstern:''' I can't imagine.
* ''I.Q.'' (with Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, Walter Matthau) plays with it a bit:
-->'''Albert Einstein:''' Are you thinking what I am thinking?\\
'''Ed Walters:''' Well what would be the odds of that happening?
* This exchange from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'':
-->'''Lucius Fox:''' It emits a high-frequency pulse for mapping an environment and records a response time.\\
'''Bruce Wayne:''' Sonar. Just like a...\\
'''Lucius Fox:''' Like a submarine, Mr. Wayne. Like a submarine.
* In ''Film/TheNakedGun 2 1/2'', there is this exchange:
-->'''Lt. Frank Drebin:''' Have you noticed anything different about him?\\
'''Jane Spencer:''' Well, only that he's a foot taller, and he seems to be left handed now... Frank, what are you trying to tell me? That Quentin has somehow found an exact double for Dr. Mainheimer and that tomorrow that double will give a fraudulent report to the president?\\
'''Lt. Frank Drebin:''' Why that's brilliant, that's a lot better than what I came up with.
* ''Film/RaceToWitchMountain'' had a variation with the main character and the psychic alien. "Are you hearing what I'm thinking?"
* Averted in ''Film/{{Showtime}}'' in this exchange between the showy cop played by Creator/EddieMurphy, who wants to look good on camera, and the serious cop played by RobertDeNiro, who refuses to play along. They do end up thinking the same thing at the end, though.
--> '''Trey Sellars''': (''dramatically'') Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Mitch Preston''': I doubt it.
* In ''Film/FreddyGotFingered'': "You want me to get ''inside'' my animals???" Semi-subverted in that the other guy ''thought'' they were on the same page because he didn't know how literally a CloudCuckooLander would take the statement.
* ''Film/TheLongKissGoodnight'', with Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson (in what might be his funniest role to date) contains this exchange:
-->'''Charlie Baltimore:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Mitch:''' I hope not, because I'm thinking how much my balls hurt!

* A version of this is seen in one of RobertAsprin's [[Literature/MythAdventures Myth books]]. Don Bruce, a Mob boss, comes to see Skeeve, who has been quietly sabotaging Mob operations, and starts off by saying he knows Skeeve is the reason the Mob hasn't succeeded in moving into the dimension of Deva. He lists the evidence: Skeeve knows the territory, has connections on Deva, etc. His conclusion? They should have hired Skeeve to work for them in the first place. Don Bruce actually has no idea that Skeeve has been sabotaging him. (This echoes an earlier scene in which the Devan Merchants' Association hires Skeeve to defend them from the Mob, not knowing he was the one who originally brought the Mob to Deva.) He ends up being well-payed by both sides for ''years'' because of this.
* This happens when Leonard of Quirm from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' tries to name things.
-->'''Leonard:''' Well, because it is ''submersed'' in a ''marine'' environment I've always called it the Going-Under-The-Water-Safely-Device.
* ''The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists'' by Gideon Defoe, in which the titular pirates and Charles Darwin are trying to work out a way to get to the top of Big Ben very quickly. After much pondering, they remember the airship moored nearby:
-->'''Pirate Captain:''' We could steal the airship, pop it with my cutlass, and fashion a big rope from all the silk!\\
'''Charles Darwin:''' Or we could float up there in the airship. Because it's an airship.
* The ''Literature/{{Drenai}}'' novel ''Waylander 2'' by Creator/DavidGemmell. The assassin Waylander and the gladiator Angel talk about Waylander's would-be-killers:
-->'''Angel:''' Are you aware that you're outnumbered by at least 10 to 1 here?\\
'''Waylander:''' Yes... It will take time to kill them all.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Dagmer and Theon exchange a look that screams this trope after Theon's EurekaMoment in Season 2.
* The two-character version was a favorite of ''Series/PerfectStrangers''.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'':
-->'''Al''': Son, are you thinking about what I'm thinking about?\\
'''Bud:''' Luscious hooters?\\
'''Al:''' No. It's what I should have been thinking about.
** Also this:
-->'''Ashley''': Kelly, are you thinking what I'm thinking?
-->'''Kelly''': Why don't things fall up?
-->'''Ashley''': No.
* On ''Series/TheDailyShow'', one of the correspondents creates, as he puts it, "a ''radar'' that detects levels of ''gay''ness" and then promptly names it the "homometer".
** With "GAY" and "RADAR" pasted on the bottom of the screen, moving ever so slowly together.
** When [[Series/TheColbertReport Colbert]] discussed Burger King advertising Windows 7, he said that Apple had to get in on this and they would need something "[=McDonalds=] Big... for Mac...". He decides on Carl Jr's.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In the episode "Rose", the Doctor speculates as to where the Nestene Consciousness could have concealed a huge, metal, wheel-shaped transmitter in the middle of London. As he talks, his head is framed by the London Eye (a massive Ferris wheel). Rose notices it and smiles, and he says "What?" She gestures, and he turns round, then turns back "''What??''" He gets it eventually.
** Used as a TearJerker in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife The Doctor's Wife]]":
---> '''The Doctor''': Valley of [[spoiler:half-eaten [=TARDISs=]]]. You thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Idris''': I'm thinking all of my sisters are dead. That they were devoured. And that we are looking at their corpses.\\
'''The Doctor''': Ah. Sorry, no. I wasn't thinking that.
* In the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "Vengeance", the team is stuck on a planet with the bad guy and no way to leave. Two of them come across the bad guy's ship and the following exchange takes place:
-->'''Ronon:''' You thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Sheppard:''' ''(nods)'' Fly it, pick you, Rodney and Teyla up and use the dart's DHD to dial the gate.\\
'''Ronon:''' I was thinking "blow it up", but your idea's better.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'' has Teal'c getting the idiom wrong by asking O'Neill, "Are you considering the same tactic as I?". [[SeenItAll O'Neill]] promptly corrects him. [[spoiler:Even going as far as to name it a 'cliche'.]]
* There is a beautiful example of this trope in an episode of ''Series/RedDwarf''. The Cat and Lister are piloting Starbug away from a [[NegativeSpaceWedgie something]] and the following conversation ensues:
-->'''Lister:''' Cat, are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Cat:''' I'm thinking leather underwear with silver studs is a major mistake if you put them on inside-out. What are you thinking?\\
'''Lister:''' I'm thinking about you, a mallet and ice cubes again.
* ''Series/FatherTed'':
** In one episode, the main characters need to quickly earn some money to repair a leaking roof. One, the titular Ted, comes up with the idea of holding a raffle, and asks fellow priest Dougal if he's thinking what he's thinking. Although Dougal claims at first that he is, it soon becomes apparent that he isn't when his first question is "Where will we get the guns?"
** It's common in ''Father Ted'' to have this exchange where every idea Dougal has is stupid. The one time he has a good idea and Ted agrees, Dougal is quite insistent that it is a bad idea and that "you just haven't thought it through."
* In ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'':
-->'''Cody:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Zack:''' Chihuahuas have freakishly large ears? I mean, compared to their tiny bodies they're just, like, MASSIVE...
* In ''Series/YesMinister'':
-->'''Hacker:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Bernard:''' I don't think so, Minister. I'm not thinking anything really.
* Early nineties DomCom ''Series/{{Blossom}}'' had an episode which reenacted a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era scenario, don't remember the context. Blossom's two elder brothers portrayed a buffoonish detective and a bartender with a massive Hitler-stache who called everyone "Herr" and "Fraulein". The detective ''eventually'' concluded that they have a spy in their midst -- a ''Japanese'' spy.
* Subverted in just about every episode of ''Series/BananasInPyjamas'':
-->'''B2:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking B1?\\
'''B1:''' I think I am, B2.\\
'''Together:''' It's (insert something related here)-time!
** There are times they play it straight though, with B1 and B2 saying different things when they would normally match.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
** Happens a lot with J.D., though we usually see his pondering from his perspective. On the few occasions when we don't, this trope results.
--->'''J.D.:''' We're gonna need a ''whole'' lotta gnomes...
** When deciding what to do about Kim's pregnancy, Kim mentions an option they haven't yet discussed, "the A Word":
--->'''JD:''' Appletinis.
* Done in ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}'':
-->'''Karadoc:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Perceval:''' No, but you're staring at me, so I'm staring back.
* From an interview of Ricky Gervais on ''Friday Night with Jonathan Ross'' -- they were talking about Ross's appearance on ''Series/{{Extras}}'', which had involved a scene of them wrestling:
-->'''Ricky:''' You're going to say, did I get an erection.\\
'''Jonathan:''' No!\\
'''Ricky:''' [[OhCrap Shit, weren't you?!]]
* ''Series/TheMentalist'' has the following exchange between two cops:
-->'''Rigsby:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Cho:''' No.\\
'''Rigsby:''' How do you know?\\
'''Cho:''' Because I was thinking about what it would be like to date my 6th Grade English teacher.
* ''Series/BeakmansWorld'':
** One time, Beakman smashed a watermelon as part of a demonstration.
--->'''Beakman:''' So what does this prove?\\
'''Lester:''' That you were too cheap to pop for a seedless watermelon?
** Numerous times, a bit of music interrupts Beakmania, and Beakman asks "Do you know what that music means?" Cue Lester non-sequitur: "''[gasp]'' The buffet's open?!?"
* ''Series/NightCourt'' once had a plotline where four pregnant women were stranded in the courthouse during a black-out and ended up in labor simultaneously. Judge Harry gave instructions to everyone else to calm the situation, and then said, "Any questions?"
-->'''Random extra:''' Why is the sky blue?\\
'''Harry:''' ''[exasperated]'' Cause if it was green we wouldn't know when to stop mowing!
* Adam Savage of the ''Series/MythBusters'' did this in true Pinky and the Brain style when Jamie asked how they'd test the "[[EveryCarIsAPinto cars falling off cliffs will explode]]" myth.
-->'''Jamie''': Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Adam''': I think so, Jamie, but it's gonna be hard to find four oak doors and 30 feet of greased chain!
* On ''Series/FlightOfTheConchords'':
-->'''Bret:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Jemaine:''' No, I'm thinking what I'm thinking.\\
'''Bret:''' So you're not thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Jemaine:''' No, 'cos you're thinking I'm thinking what you're thinking!
* ''Series/GetSmart'':
** The following lovely exchange:
--->'''Chief:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Max:''' No. I'm thinking what I'M thinking.
** Maxwell Smart said "Are you thinking what I'm thinking" so many times that it amounted to a CatchPhrase.
* In a courtroom sketch on ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', the judge is responding to charade clues from the foreman of the jury. The last clue is that foreman miming drinking tea in an exaggerated manner, and pointing to the contents of the cup, and results in the judge finding the defendant Not Guil-Cup.
* Parodied on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' in the episode "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang" between O'Brien and Bashir:
-->'''Bashir:''' Miles... You thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''O'Brien:''' [[CaptainObvious That depends on what you're thinking.]]
* On ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' Ted thinks this with Barney, Robin, Lily, and Marshall. He assumes they're all wanting nachos, when the rest are all thinking about how ridiculous his hair looks.
* Done very often between contestants on ''Series/{{QI}}'', to avoid the dreaded klaxon.
* In ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'', there is this exchange:
-->'''Fry:''' You know what I'd like to know?\\
'''Laurie:''' Have you told me before?\\
'''Fry:''' No.\\
'''Laurie:''' Then how could I possibly?
* On an episode of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', when Reese is playing with some food coloring as Malcolm and Stevie are working on a science project:
-->'''Reese:''' When you mix blue and yellow together, you get a totally new color! I shall call it... ''Blellow''!
* A shining example from ''Series/HorribleHistories'' in the "Victorian Paramedics" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZIMRVpKLFg sketch]]:
-->'''Nigel:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Geoff:''' That top hats are ''fabulous''?\\
'''Nigel:''' No. (They are!) ...I'm thinking that this lady has tapeworm!
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Willow is talking to Cordelia, unaware that she's been subject to DemonicPossession. Worried that Willow might solve the Crisis of the Week, Evil!Cordy secretly reaches for a butcher's knife, but relaxes as Willow talks of how impossible her task is...until Willow has a EurekaMoment.
-->'''Willow:''' ''(excited)'' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Cordelia:''' ''(grabs the knife again)'' I doubt it.
* ''Series/{{Utopia 2014}}'': In "Dot Dot Dot", Tony has to formulate a policy on an area he knows nothing about. He is complaining that all kinds of special interest groups are contacting him wanting to discuss the contents of a policy that hasn't been written yet, and comments that they would have better idea what should be in the policy than he does. The penny drops, he looks at Scott and says "Are you thinking what I'm thinking?". Scott replies [[RunningGag "About Q&A?"]].
* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode featuring ''Film/{{Mitchell}}'', Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank are panicking when Joel escapes when Mike approaches them, wanting them to sign his time card. The two begin laughing before Forrester asks Frank if he's thinking what he's thinking. Frank's response? "Yeah, you're not going to sign his time card, are you?" To be fair, he isn't ''wrong''...
** The episode ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S10E07TrackOfTheMoonBeast Track of the Moon Beast]]'' features this classic riff:
-->'''Johnny Longbow:''' "I know what you're thinking..."
-->'''Servo:''' "I'm boring and my slideshow eats."

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* From the [[{{Wrestling/WWE}} WWF]] debut of Cactus Jack. If you don't get it, Cactus Jack, Dude Love and Mankind are all personalities of [[{{Wrestling/MickFoley}} one guy]].
-->'''Dude Love:''' Are you thinking what I think you're thinking?\\
'''Mankind:''' I think I ''am'' thinking what you think I think you're thinking.

* ''You'll Have Had Your Tea: The Doings of Radio/HamishAndDougal'' gets it down to basics:
-->'''Dougal''': Hamish, are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Hamish''': No.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In the "Milkman Conspiracy" level of ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', the main character Raz ponders how he can get a birds-eye view of the neighborhood (while a rather obvious helicopter repeatedly flies by in the background, ''through the window''), and briefly contemplates using a pair of stilts.
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', one of the joke quotes for the Draenei female is "Are you thinking what I'm thinking? ''Good''. [[NoodleImplements Bring ample supply of butter and goblin jumper cables."]] NOTE: Goblin Jumper Cables are used to bring people BACK TO LIFE, and the Draenei Jokes were mostly cut since they were TOO sexual. Also worth noting-To put the saddle part of the joke into further context, Draenei have hooves and are referred to as 'space goats' often.
* In the ''Megazeux'' game "Funky Chunky Monkey", the protagonist, Melvin Garfunkel (AKA "Funky Chunky Monkey") has an EvilTwin who was banished to the Arctic after his last evil scheme fell flat. Near the end of the game, Funky learns that the BigBad who kidnapped his sidekick is a character known as THEM ([[FunWithAcronyms The Hideously Evil Monkey]]), looks just like Funky, and is currently living in [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext an alternate dimension in Funky's refrigerator]]. He connects the dots like so...
-->'''Funky:''' Let's see... looks just like me... lives in a very cold place... hideously evil... ''I've got it!'' THEM must be... Robert [=DeNiro!=] Wait, that can't be right... ''I've got it!'' THEM must be... my evil twin brother Marvin!
* In ''[[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Dawn of War: Winter Assault]]'', the evil chaos lord Crull has spent most of the shared ork/chaos campaign desiring a powerful HumongousMecha he plans to reclaim and use to TakeOverTheWorld (of course). If you decide to side with the orks for the final level, [[BloodKnight Warboss Gorgutz]] is in the process of outlining his plan to force Crull into open battle so Gorgutz can kill him (namely, threaten to destroy the mecha) when he decides to phrase the how of it as a rhetorical question.
-->'''Gorgutz:''' And you know how I'm gettin' him ta come after me?\\
'''Number Two:''' ...Yer gonna call 'im a grot?\\
'''Gorgutz:''' We'll call dat "Plan: Stupid"! I named it after ya!
* [[VideoGame/IAmAnInsaneRogueAI "Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Probably not, because I am smarter than you."]]
* ''VideoGame/TheSeveralJourneysOfReemus'':
-->'''Liam:''' Reemus, you know what we have to do!\\
'''Reemus:''' Yes, I'll start work on the giant deep fryer and you find a peeler. We'll French Fry these creatures right out of existence!\\
'''Liam:''' Or we could just break into the lair and get the acrobat.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-bit Theater]]'', Fighter is told by Swordopolis to go to the Castle of Ordeals. However, Fighter then immediately forgets what tower he's supposed to go to. He wanders around the airship hearing all sorts of homophones for "Ordeal" before finally "realizing" that it's supposed to be... Radio Castle!
* Early ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' joke. Just [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/06302005/ see it]] [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/07012005/ for yourself]].
* ''Webcomic/AdventuresInNinjaCookery'' had this exchange:
-->'''Larry:''' How is the road, Mr. Ninja?\\
'''Iron Ninja:''': Well, it's brown, and surrounded by trees of some sort.
* ''Webcomic/TurnSignalsOnALandRaider'' used it [[http://tsoalr.com/?p=1175 here]], probably in tribute to ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''.
* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'', a webcomic about a group of roleplayers going through a ''Franchise/StarWars'' campaign, provides a few examples through the player Jim. In one strip, Jim (playing Padme) announces that he'll put a hairpin in his mouth while he's being marched to a pillar he'll be chained up to. When another player compliments him on his idea to pick the lock, his response is "Oh! That's an even better idea! I was going to fake a medical emergency." Also, Yoda's name for the Clone Wars in strip [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0407.html 407]].
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' has [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1245 possibly the greatest non sequitur]] [[LampshadeHanging in history.]]
* An ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/asmarterplanet/ bonus comic]] has another example of this.
* When Knuckles asks this in ''Webcomic/FinalFantasySonic'':
-->'''Sonic:''' I think so, Knuckles, but shouldn't dancing always be fun?
* In ''Webcomic/CollegeRoomiesFromHell'', when Roger finally decides for a name for his pet rock.
-->'''Roger:''' Well, it's a rock and it's my fella, so...\\
'''Mike:''' Say no more. You named it "Rockefeller", right?\\
'''Roger:''' No, "Fluffy". Why?
* ''Webcomic/TwoGuysAndGuy'' gives us, "I don't know why I thought we had the same idea. [[http://www.twogag.com/archives/134 Let's do your thing]]."
* ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'' has [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/11/14/deep-thoughts/ Sasha's deep thoughts]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'': IdiotHero Karn [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0014.html tries to escape from a collapsed dungeon.]]
* ''WebComic/HarkAVagrant'' pulled this trope off with ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', of all sources.
-->'''Banquo:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Macbeth:''' *thinking* Kill everyone.\\
'''Banquo:''' Haha, our kids are totally gonna hook up.\\
'''Macbeth:''' [[FlatWhat What.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* This exchange in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'''s second season, after the Reds learn that the Blues are getting someone to fix their tank, when only Lopez the robot can fix anything, after a slew of other mishaps have occurred. In a twist, it's the ''nonsensical'' answer that's correct.
-->'''Simmons:''' Sarge, are you thinking what I'm thinking? Lopez runs away, the jeep starts driving itself, and suddenly there's a new guy on the Blue Team?\\
'''Sarge:''' Yes, Simmons, I am. Quite obviously, the Blue Team has constructed some kind of ''diabolical'' mind control ray beam, that they used on Lopez and now he has to do their evil Blue bidding!\\
'''Grif:''' ''(hops off the Warthog)'' Or, since he's a robot, maybe they just reprogrammed him.\\
'''Donut:''' Or maybe that Blue guy who got killed by the tank came back as a ghost, and now he's possessing Lopez's body. That could also explain why Sarge went nuts when we had the prisoner. The Blue ghost probably possessed him too. And the jeep going nuts was probably just a weird set of coincidences while the guy learned how to use Lopez's body.\\
'''Grif, Simmons, and Sarge:''' ...\\
'''Simmons:''' I think I like the ray beam idea better.\\
'''Grif:''' Yeah-heh, rookie, your idea sounds a little dumb.
* Happened in a special ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' episode where Rex and Weevil watch the ''Film/SilentHill'' movie:
-->'''Rex:''' This fog reminds me of that Creator/JohnCarpenter movie with [[Film/TheFog all the fog]]. I think it was called... ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}''.
-->'''Weevil:''' Heh heh, yeah, she's looking for Michael Myers!\\
'''Rex:''' MikeMyers wasn't in that movie, dumbass.
* In ''WebAnimation/SpaceTree'' episode [[http://spacetree.keenspot.com/spacetree31.html Slave Grave]]:
-->'''Space Tree:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking, Commander?\\
'''Commander:''' I hope not, because that would burn my nipples right off!
* Creator/HarryPartridge's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEq_Fz3bBO8 "Michael The Terrible Boyfriend" animation]]. [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike In all likelihood]], you're not.
* Spoofed in the ''Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}'' article for [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Narf Narf]], complete with a TakeThat to Ann Coulter.
* In [[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia Mr. Plinkett's]] review of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', he suggests that the very title of the movie indicated it it was going to suck, since rearranging the letters in the word "sith" got you... "tsih", Chinese for "disappointed in the cooking of the duck meat".
* Issue 8 of ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad'' opens with the girls listening to the opening announcements, which mentions that the day's lunch is "a breadtangle of pizza", Tompkins is being called to the principal's office, and there's a Battle of the Bands coming up.
-->'''Cheerleader:''' You hear that, girls?\\
'''What's Her Face:''' Pizza belongs in a triangle.\\
'''So and So:''' That Tompkins is ''such'' a renegade!\\
'''Cheerleader:''' No, yous guys! The Battle of the Bands!
* ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses'':
** When WebVideo/PawDugan and [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Elisa]] review [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Fantasia 2000]] and notice that Creator/JewWario and Nella have never herd of the original:
--->'''Paw:''' You thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Elisa:''' Yeah, but Jew Wario's already married and Nella's...\\
'''Paw:''' No, where we are!
** Another bit between WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/DiamandaHagan in their review of ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'':
---> '''Diamanda:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Critic:''' I think so... But how could I get Catherine Zeta Jones in a Batman outfit?\\
'''Diamanda:''' ''I'' was... thinking about [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Insano]].\\
'''Critic:''' Oh yeah, Insano. How could ''he'' get Catherine Zeta Jones in a Batman outfit?
** The end of the Nostalgia Critic review of ''Film/ThePurge'', features Pinky and the Brain breaking up, with a clip of Brain tearing Pinky a new one for giving one too many stupid answers to that question. As an added bonus, they actually managed to get Creator/MauriceLaMarche and Creator/RobPaulsen to reprise their roles
* In ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'''s episode "The Cheesen One", the children are meeting to discuss who should fill the just-vacated [[TheScapegoat Village Idiot]] role. Snails makes himself an obvious candidate by shouting nonsense like "Frisbee is a winter sport!" and "Peaches are made of crayons!" Meanwhile, Snips steps forward and slyly tells Scootaloo that they all know what must be done... They must split the role among the three of them, so as to share the burden! Meeting adjourned! Scootaloo is so baffled that she can only reply, [[CurseCutShort "What. The. F..."]]
* This exchange in ''WebAnimation/TheGastonTrilogy'', that has [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Lefou's]] dialogue directly ripped from ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'':
-->'''Gaston:''' Lefou, I'm afraid I've been thinking.\\
'''Lefou:''' If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, then why does he keep doing it?\\
'''Gaston:''' I know.


[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' has this happen a lot with Dale, nearly always resulting in Chip [[DopeSlap giving him a bop on the head]]. For example, from the episode "Fake Me to Your Leader":
-->'''Chip:''' This flying saucer is made out of rubber! Do you know what that means?\\
'''Dale:''' Er, it's dishwasher-safe?\\
'''Chip:''' No, stupid! '''*BONK!*''' It means it's not a real spaceship.
* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'':
** Constantly, [[TropeNamer of course]].
--->'''Brain:''' Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?\\
'''Pinky:''' I think so, Brain, but where are we going to find [[NoodleImplements a duck and a hose]] at this hour?
** This trope appeared outside of the usual exchange in another episode:
--->'''Brain:''' Pinky, what rhymes with June?\\
'''Pinky:''' I'm busy, Brain!\\
'''Brain:''' Well, what are you doing?\\
'''Pinky:''' Oh, just hitting a balloon with a spoon while I croon a tune to this baboon by the light of the moon.\\
'''Brain:''' Well, will you be done soon?\\
'''Pinky:''' Oh, about noon. Why?\\
'''Brain:''' What rhymes with June?\\
'''Pinky:''' ... [[WhosOnFirst No it doesn't]].\\
'''Brain:''' Gah, I'll make it April.
** And in another episode, it happened within the usual exchange, but with Brain providing the final example. After Pinky suggests that they package their trading cards with something pink and chewy that everyone likes so that people will buy them, Brain sees the obvious answer -- [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} include sausages]].
** In one instance, they even [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] the whole bit.
--->'''Brain:''' Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?\\
'''Pinky:''' Whoof, oh, I'd have to say the odds of that are terribly slim Brain.\\
'''Brain:''' True.\\
'''Pinky:''' I mean, really, when have I ever been pondering what you've been pondering?\\
'''Brain:''' To my knowledge, never.\\
'''Pinky:''' Exactly. So, what are the chances that this time, I'm pondering what you're pondering?\\
'''Brain:''' Next to nil.\\
'''Pinky:''' Well, that's exactly what I'm thinking, too.\\
'''Brain:''' Therefore, you ''are'' pondering what I'm pondering.\\
'''Pinky:''' Poit, I guess I am!
** In ''WesternAnimation/WakkosWish'', they did this exchange as part of a song:
--->'''Brain:''' ''(singing)'' Pinky, are you pondering exactly what I'm pondering?\\
'''Pinky:''' ''(singing)'' I think so, Brain, but just how will we get the weasel to hold still?
** It was played around with once on the show - as it gave us a look inside Pinky's thought processes. The Brain was explaining his latest plan, and quickly devolved into ''{{Blahblahblah}}, blahblah blah blahblah'' as Pinky pondered how Brain's head looked like a hippo's. This started a chain of thought, ending with the hippo on a beach, and wondering what the hippo WOULD wear on a beach. At this point Brain interrupted with the trope name.
--->'''Pinky:''' I think so, Brain, but what if the hippopotamus won't wear the beach thong?
** Inverted at least once.
--->'''Pinky:''' Well, I think so, Brain, but... no, it's too stupid.\\
'''Brain:''' We shall disguise ourselves as a cow!\\
'''Pinky:''' Narf, Brain! That was it exactly!
** On one occasion, Pinky took the Brain role with ''his own reflection''.
--->'''Pinky:''' ''[talking to his reflection in the mirror]'' Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?\\
'''Pinky's Reflection:''' Why, yes, Pinky! Yes, I am! But where would you get a chicken, 20 yards of spandex and smelling salts at this hour?
** And then there was the role reversal:
--->'''Pinky''': Brain, are you pondering what I'm pondering?\\
'''Brain''': [[ItMakesSenseInContext We eat the box?]]\\
'''Pinky''': No Brain, we build a boat! And then we eat the box!
** Creator/RobPaulsen (voice of Pinky) gave [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6PRij2HPQQ this answer]] at Comic-Con:
--->'''Fan:''' Are you pondering what I'm pondering?\\
'''Paulsen:''' I think so, Brain, but why would anyone want to pierce Brosnan?
** The other variation on the gag would be a non-sequitur from Pinky, which actually distracts Brain because he ends up agreeing with it.
--->'''Brain:''' Are you pondering what I'm pondering, Sancho Pinky?\\
'''Pinky:''' I think so, Don Cerebro, but why would [[WTHCastingAgency Sophia Loren do a]] [[Theatre/ManOfLaMancha musical]]?\\
'''Brain:''' [[ActuallyPrettyFunny A worthy enigma, Sancho Pinky]].
** ''[[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain]]'' featured a variation on this running gag in the form of Brain asking if Pinky has "Any questions?", with Pinky responding by asking a completely irrelevant question. Then, at the end of the episode, Brain gives Pinky the answer to his question. Example:
--->'''Brain:''' Any questions?\\
'''Pinky:''' Just one. If [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Fred Flintstone]] knew the giant order of ribs was going to tip over his car, why did he order them every week?\\
'''Brain:''' [[ConversationalTroping It was an end title.]]\\
'''Pinky:''' What?\\
'''Brain:''' Fred Flintstone doesn't order ribs every week. That was only animated once, then music and voice tracks were added. The footage is run at the end of the show in the same spot every time. It's called an end title.
** And of course, the marvelous moment from the episode where Brain manages to boost Pinky's intelligence to unprecedented levels...
--->'''Brain:''' Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?\\
'''Pinky:''' (slight pause, then with mildly-surprised pride)...Yes, I AM!
* The one-character version often came up in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** There was a good example in the episode where Peter found out he was mentally retarded. The judge says:
--->'''Judge:''' If it were up to me, I would send you to a place far away. A place where you were locked up with other dangerous people for a time determined by the degree of your crime. Unfortunately, as far as I know, no such place exists, so I have to let you go free.
** This is actually a two-person version, as after the judge bangs his gavel, Peter jumps in.
--->'''Peter:''' Oh and it was prison you were thinking of.\\
'''Judge:''' Oh, I already banged my hammer!
** Another ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' example:
--->'''Lois:''' You should spend some time with our kids Peter, and with me.\\
'''Peter:''' Well what can you and me do together?\\
'''Lois:''' ''[giggles]''\\
'''Peter:''' Lois! You've got a sick mind!\\
'''Lois:''' Peter, I'm talking about making love.\\
'''Peter:''' Oh, I thought you wanted to murder the children and harvest their organs for beer money.
** "I was gonna suggest we [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty eat the kids]]. You know, [[JustJokingJustification jokingly at first]], but then I was gonna [[AndThatWouldBeWrong gauge your reaction]], and if you were cool with it, we'd go from there. But this is a much better idea!"
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', episode "Getting Antsy":
-->''(the Hamburger Hippo disappears after Launchpad returns to retrieve his "lucky" scarf)''\\
'''Darkwing:''' Do you realize what this means?\\
'''Launchpad:''' I need to get a new scarf?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In the "Treehouse of Horror IV" story "Bart Simpson's Dracula":
--->'''Kent Brockman''': Another local peasant has been found dead - drained of his blood with two teeth marks on his throat. This black cape was found on the scene. Police are baffled.\\
'''Police Chief Wiggum:''' We think we're dealing with a supernatural being, most likely a mummy. As a precaution, I've ordered the Egyptian wing of the Springfield museum destroyed.
** In "The Simpson Files":
--->'''Homer:''' I learned this from a movie I saw about a bus that has to ''speed'' around the city, keeping its ''speed'' above 50, and if its ''speed'' dropped, it would explode. I think it was called ''[[Film/{{Speed}} The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down]]''.
** A similar example happened in "Bye Bye, Nerdie":
--->'''Milhouse:''' This is just like ''Speed 2'', [[DieHardOnAnX except with a bus instead of a boat!]]
** In "Bart Gets An Elephant", kids keep knocking at Homer's door, and as he turns them back, Milhouse offers him money to see it. Homer goes "That gives me an idea!" and he proceeds to plant a sign on his front lawn that reads "Go away"
** In a similar scene in "Lisa The Skeptic", he's offered a dollar to see the "angel skeleton" in his garage. He responds "A buck, eh?". Cut to Homer greeting a queue of people, charging them fifty cents each.
** Chief Wiggum again, in the "Treehouse of Horror" story "Night Of The Dolphin", where dolphins attempt to take over:
--->'''Police Chief Wiggum:''' Hmm. Bottlenose bruises, blowhole burns, flipper prints...this looks like the work of rowdy teens. Lou, cancel the prom.
** In "Lost Our Lisa", Homer has to find Lisa in a busy street. He runs up to a balloon merchant, buys all his balloons, exclaims "I hope this works!", and offers a crane operator said balloons if he can borrow the crane for a while. It works.
** In "The Sweetest Apu", Homer and Marge are worried about Apu and Manjula's marriage, when Marge has an idea.
--->'''Marge:''' Homer, are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Homer:''' Yep...\\
(Dissolve to Homer's dream sequence, where he terrorizes a city with a hang-glider and a laser gun. "You can run... but you cannot GLIDE!")
** In "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song", Principal Skinner has an idea for his great American novel.
--->'''Principal Skinner:''' [[ItsBeenDone Mine is about a futuristic amusement park! Where dinosaurs are brought to life through advanced cloning techniques!]] I call it: ''[[Film/JurassicPark Billy and the Cloneasaurus]]''.\\
** [[ReasonYouSuckSpeech Apu tears him apart for not only coming up with something already made, but for giving it the worse possible title.]]
** In "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday", Homer is trying to think of a way to sneak him and his buddies past the security guard at the back entrance into the Super Bowl. Bart points out a rack of Halftime Show costumes. He uses the rack to knock over the security guard and they all run in!
** In "Rosebud", after [[KentBrockmanNews Kent Brockman]] reports on Burns' missing bear Maggie holds up the bear in front of the TV (which happens to be showing a picture of the bear) leading Homer to yell:
--->'''Homer:''' Maggie get that moldy old bear out of the way! Moldly?! Old?! I'm gonna get something to eat!
** In "Dumbbell Indemnity", Homer is in jail for stealing Moe's car. Hans Moleman comes by with a book cart, offering him some reading material. Homer picks up "How to Tunnel Out of Prison", thinks that it might be useful - then knocks Moleman out with it and escapes.
** In "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo", the Simpsons travel to Japan, but run out of money and are working at a fish-gutting factory where they see the game show "Happy Smile Super Challenge Family Wish Show" on TV.
-->'''Marge:''' "Family Wish Show"? Hmm, that gives me an idea...
-->'''Lisa:''' I think we ''all'' had that idea.
-->'''Homer:''' I didn't. What is it? Lunch?
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
** The episode "New Student Starfish": [=SpongeBob=] asks Patrick to get get a lightbulb from the closet, and Patrick runs in to find a huge mountain of lightbulbs on the floor. He exclaims "Lightbulb!" then races up to the mountain. "But why does it have to be so far away?" (glancing up past the mountain to the lightbulb hanging from the ceiling) He then proceeds to climb the mountain of lightbulbs to reach the one on the ceiling.
** Also in 'The Great Snail Race':
--->'''Spongebob:''' (to Patrick) Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Patrick:''' Yeah! I should get a snail and enter it in that race and beat Squidward! (runs out)\\
'''Spongebob:''' (to Gary) Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
(Gary thinks of watching TV)\\
'''Spongebob:''' No no no! I'm thinking about entering you in that race and beating Squidward's snail!
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has a scene like this in "Emotion Sickness" when Drakken and Shego are on a "date".
-->'''Shego:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Drakken:''' Uh... this ice cream's gonna go straight to my hips and I'll never fit into a size 6?
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', where four of Franchise/TheFlash's enemies, Mirror Master, Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, and the Trickster are discussing teaming up against their common foe.
-->'''Mirror Master:''' Here we are, the hardest men in town and we all have something in common.\\
'''Trickster:''' [[CloudCuckooLander Bilateral symmetry]].
* A running gag on ''WesternAnimation/BromwellHigh'', where Natella asks Keisha this.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Stan brainwashes Haylee. Her mom notices something's wrong and says something like(can't remember): "Something's wrong with Haylee. It's like she's not herself. It's as if...her mind has been put through a cleaning, scrubbed or rubbed vigorously with soap and water...brainpolished...mindscoured..." She looks at Stan, who just shrugs.
* JFK on ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' has the 1-person variant as one of his trademark shticks:
-->'''JFK:''' What if we take a sample of a song that already exists, and you rap over that sample? I call it... 'song-taking.'
* In a ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch parodying ''[[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman G-Force]]'' two of the other team members help Tiny lose weight and get in shape. As he buffs up, he single-handedly saves the day, getting the glory and the girls. The two helpful team members are not too happy about this and glance at each other saying, 'Are you thinking what I'm thinking?' When one comes into the room with a huge banana sundae to find the other has slaughtered their friend with a chainsaw he realizes they weren't thinking the same thing at all.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', this exchange occurs.
-->'''Mac:''' ''[to Bloo]'' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Mac:''' SABOTAGE!\\
'''Bloo:''' ''[simultaneously]'' TAKE A SANDWICH BREAK! [[SubvertedTrope Wait, your idea's better. Sabotage.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** Parodied in [[ChristmasEpisode "Phineas and Ferb's Christmas Vacation"]] where the following exchange occurs (though it turns out that Phineas is just looking at the blueprints upside down):
---> '''Phineas:''' Ferb! Are you thinking what I'm thinking? ''(Ferb hands over some blueprints)'' As usual we're- ''(looks at blueprints and is immediately disgusted)'' [[NoJustNoReaction Oh ugh! Man! No!]] That's not at all what I was thinking! OH, DUDE! ''(Ferb flips blueprints upside)'' Oh, yeah. That's it!
** "Don't Even Blink" has Doofenshmirtz build an invisibility Ray, explaining that he plans to use it to deal with Fireside Girls who knock on his door and spot him through the window, preventing him from pretending that he isn't home. His plan? Fire the gun at the Fireside Girls so he won't have to look at them. [[DontExplainTheJoke The irony of this situation is that the buildup to this statement implies that he will use the ray on himself to become invisible to the Fireside Girls, i.e. the more sensible approach. Obviously, this thought somehow never dawns on him.]]
** In "Make Play", Candace commiserates with [[IdenticalStranger her doppelganger]] Princess Baldegrunde:
--->'''Baldegrunde:''' I never get to do anything for myself.\\
'''Candace:''' And I have to do everything for myself!\\
'''Both:''' I've got it!\\
'''Candace:''' Let's go to the laundromat and fill the dryers with cheese!\\
'''Baldegrunde:''' What? No, [[PrinceAndPauper let us trade lives]]! I thought for sure on same page we were.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** In the episode "World Wide Recorder Concert," after Cartman demonstrates the [[BrownNote brown noise]]:
--->'''Stan''': Dude, are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Cartman''': That they should bring back ''Series/ChicagoHope'' for another season? Totally!\\
'''Stan''': No! That we could use the brown noise to get back at those asshole New Yorker kids.
** In another episode, Kyle declares they have to do something about the homeless problem. Cartman agrees, and says he knows exactly what Kyle is thinking. He then sets up a ramp and [[RampJump skateboards over a homeless guy]] UsefulNotes/EvelKnievel-style. Later, everyone keeps crediting Kyle with the idea to build ramps over the homeless people.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' after finding [[ItMakesSenseInContext vermin who like to eat his food...]]
-->'''Chowder''': It's almost like I need to start my own catering company... THAT'S IT! I'll open a store for plus-size ladies' fashion! No, wait...
* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' "Tagged," the penguins get fit with electronic tracking devices. An exchange follows:
-->'''Skipper''': Rico! Hacksaw!\\
'''Private''': Skipper? How long will it take to saw through the bracelet?\\
'''Skipper''': Bracelet? I was just going to saw off my foot. But maybe you're on to something there, Private.
* From ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsonsMeetTheFlintstones'':
-->'''Fred:''' I know what you're gonna ask - where are we gonna get ten times that much [money]?\\
'''Barney:''' No, I was gonna ask what's in the coconut juice.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "If It Smells Like an Ed", the Eds try to track down whoever it was that framed them for sabotage, and eventually stumble across a BoundAndGagged Johnny, with gummy candies stuck all over him.
-->'''Edd:''' This can only point to one thing!\\
'''Ed:''' Rotten teeth?\\
'''Edd:''' No, Ed. Well, yes...
* In the ''Franchise/CareBears To The Rescue Movie'', Cheer's pet gobblebug has just eaten most of Share's garden, and is likely to eat most of the foliage in Care-a-Lot.
-->'''Share''': Too bad he can't have his own garden somewhere.\\
'''Cheer''': Hey! Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Oopsy''': We should all just move away and let Nibbley take over Care-A-Lot?\\
'''Cheer''': What? No!
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** This exchange from the episode "Boast Busters" between [[FatAndSkinny Snips and Snails]]:
--->'''Spike''': Look, unless an Ursa Major comes waltzing up the street for [[MilesGloriosus Trixie]] to vanquish, I am not going to believe a word she says, and neither should you!\\
'''Snips''': An Ursa walkin' up the street, eh? Snails, you thinkin' what I'm thinkin'?\\
'''Snails''': Why is it they call it a flea market when they don't really sell fleas?\\
'''Snips''': Yeah! Uh... oh, come on!
** In TheTeaser for "Ponyville Confidential", Apple Bloom suggests that the school newspaper may help the Cutie Mark Crusaders in their cutie-mark hunt. Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle proceed to use ''copies of the newspaper'' in every way they can think of (packing fragile items, lining birds' nests, and making paper boats and paper hats) before finding out that Apple Bloom meant they should try ''writing'' for the school newspaper.
* Presented without context: A line of dialogue from ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'':
-->'''Nathan:''' I think I know what you're saying. I, um... I think we need to build a space helicopter.
* ''WesternAnimation/SquirrelBoy'':
-->'''Andy''': Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Rodney''': Maybe. Are you thinking there's an untapped market for edible socks?
* Invoked in ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', when Master Shake declares that Frylock's time machine is the key to curing Frylock's cancer. [[InsaneTrollLogic Because they can set fire to the time machine, and smoke the cancer out]]. Bonus points for actually trying to follow through on the idea.
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' episode "Low Tidings", although K'nuckles response to the question ("That Scoops Pennington is a hack?") does at least follow logically from what had gone before. Flapjack was actually suggesting that they take the place of the two sick actors in the Low Tide Day pageant.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkyAndPerkyShow'': After hearing the title characters discussing a haunted television studio:
-->'''Vera:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking, Eric?\\
'''Eric:''' Yes, Vera. Why don't they make vases out of rubber?
* In the TimeTravel episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'', the girls try to rescue their adult counterparts, only to be caught and thrown in a cellblock with them. While thinking of a solution:
-->'''Teenage Sam:''' You thinking what I'm thinking?
-->'''Adult Sam:''' No, I think ''you're'' thinking what ''I'm'' thinking!
-->'''Teenage Alex:''' Can someone please tell me what the two Sams are thinking??
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Stoked}}!'':
-->'''Broseph:''' So Johnny has the keys to the whale bus. And Johnny totally has the hots for Emma. Are you thinking what I'm thinking, bro?\\
'''Finn:''' Yeah. I should get some smaller cut-outs made. You know, for the babes.
* ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'': The Platypus Brothers in "Never Cry Taz":
-->'''Timothy:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Daniel:''' Not unless you've got the theme from ''Film/HelloDolly'' running through your head.
* Jelly in the ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'' episode "Babbleberry Day," after she gets the idea to help with babbleberry picking:
-->'''Jelly''': Are you thinkin' what I'm thinkin'?\\
'''Peanut''': How cool it would be to have central hot chocolate?\\
'''Jelly''': No!
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' we get this exchange:
-->'''Mikey''': Are you thinking what I think you're thinking?\\
'''Donny''': I think he's thinking what you think he's thinking.\\
'''Raph''': If he's thinking what I'm thinking, then I'm thinking we shouldn't just be thinking. What're you think?
* In "The Tree Problem" on ''WesternAnimation/PegPlusCat'', when Cat is [[CatUpATree stuck in a tree]], Peg opens up a present that she received, hoping for something that might save Cat and finds a giant coloring book and a kaleidoscope. Deciding that she can stack them up to reach Cat, she asks Cat if he's thinking what she's thinking and Cat quickly replies "No."
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'':
** In "Freeze Day", Star and Marco realize that there are giant hamsters in Father Time's dimension, and the Wheel of Progress (which they need to restart in order to [[TimeStandsStill unfreeze time]]) runs on HamsterWheelPower. Star asks if he's thinking what she's thinking. Cut to...the Wheel having been turned into hamster-drawn carriage with a seat on top for Father Time. That way time restarts but Father Time can actually explore his dimension instead of spending eternity running in the wheel himself. Marco starts to explain that actually he was thinking of just having a giant hamster run in the Wheel instead of Father Time, but then shrugs it off and says this works too.
** In "The Bounce Lounge", Star and Pony Head are trying to get one of their old friends to help them save the Bounce Lounge, and their friend prefers to stay at another club. Star asks Pony Head if she's thinking what Star is thinking. Pony Head says yes and her horn starts glowing. Cut to police sirens and the group standing outside the burning nightclub, which Pony Head saying she thought that's what Star had been thinking.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Traitor":
-->'''Gumball:''' ''(reading his social media updates)'' ''At Joyful Burger?!'' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?\\
'''Darwin:''' That you're gonna catch him red handed?\\
'''Gumball:''' I was thinking lunch, but ''[[SuddenlyShouting THAT'S A MUCH BETTER IDEA!!!]]''
* Speedy Gonzales grants Sylvester the Cat a TeamRocketWins moment at the end of "A Message To Gracias." While delivering a message to General Gracias, Speedy initially has Sylvester tied up, then finds out the message was a birthday greeting.
-->'''Speedy:''' Hey, pussycat. Are you theenking what I'm theenking?\\
'''Sylvester''': I'm thinkin', all right. (''Speedy cuts Sylvester loose and lets him have at Gracias and his friend'')
* ''WesternAnimation/PennZeroPartTimeHero'': In "Be My Ghost", Penn, Boone and Sashi are ghosts and spot Rippen working as a ghost exterminator.
-->'''Penn:''' Hey! Are you guys thinking what I'm thinking?
-->'''Boone:''' The ferris wheels are a rip off because when you get off you're right back where you started?
-->'''Penn:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Not. Even. Close.]] I was thinking we should terrify Rippen. I mean, how often are we ghosts?
* ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'': Happens in a few episodes between Jet and one other person.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Charlie Rose is a great interviewer in many ways, but [[DrinkingGame take a drink]] every time he asks his guest an elaborate yes-or-no question that fully incorporates the answer he'd like them to give, and they reply, "...Not really."