"The offensive lineman are the biggest guys on the field. They're bigger than everyone else, that's why they're the biggest guys on the field."
— John Madden
When listing things, a character will repeat an item. Might end with "Did I mention X already?" when making a list. Common ways for it to show up are a list going "A, B, C, B, D, B, E... and did I mention B?" and "You said X twice
." "I like X
." These occur frequently, especially when listing things.
With some websites and occasionally in Real Life
, the Department of Redundancy Department is referred to as an actual organization run by Captain Obvious
with a side branch called the Branch of Awkward Wording (or, for bonus points, the Branch Of Awkward Wording Branch).
The Firesign Theatre
gets credit for naming this trope on their classic 1970 album "Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers", the album where the trope name comes from
Compare Shaped Like Itself
, Broken Record
, Repetitive Name
, Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs
, Captain Obvious
, Hurricane of Euphemisms
The Department Of Redundancy Department
does not share the opinion of anything written on this page, including overly long gags
, overuse of Homestar Runner
quotes, pot holes
, overly long gags
, and use of redlinks
Examples and various cases that are exemplifying the trope
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Troping Tropes Of TV Tropes
- Frank Miller loves repetition.
- C-C-C-C-C-Combo Breaker!!
- Frank Miller really loves repetition. And whores.
- xkcd once referenced us.
- It hurts, Ness... It hurts...
- it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts
- People die if they are killed.
- Kyon-kun, denwa!
- DESTROY US ALL!
- We've entered an endless recursion of time.
- Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness...
- Hello. My Name Is Inigo Montoya. You Killed My Father. Prepare to Die.
- Inertia is a property of matter.
- Blink and you die.
- I'm gonna get these muthafuckin' snakes off this muthafuckin' plane!
- Looks like it's repeatedly used... *Glasses Pull* ...on this very wiki.
- The penis is evil!
- IN SPACE!!!
- These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work.
- Department of Redundancy Department uses this trope.
- Ironically, not to the word Redundant, or any form of.
- Does anyone read Edit Tip #6?
- The trope names for Tsurime Eyes and Tareme Eyes (the "me" in both means "eyes"). Lampshaded on said trope pages.
- For some reason, several pages on this very wiki have links to themselves. Occasionally the very first words on a work's page.
- There's also an annoying tendency to have a phrase like "Of course, Your Mileage May Vary" added to the end of examples on pages devoted to YMMV examples.
- Since TV Tropes introduced namespaces, some page names are this. Films with "film"/"movie" in the title, comic books and strips containing "comic", wikis, blogs...
- Nowadays, most pages are sorted by media. But in some cases, you have an example in e.g. the film folder, obviously linking to a page in the film namespace, which still mentions that work X is indeed a film. Justified when it's The Artifact from a time when the page wasn't sorted and the page not yet namespaced.
Warning Labels That Provide Warnings on their Labels
- Any time there's a peanut butter jar or a labelled peanut container that says "Warning: May contain peanuts."
- Amusingly, peanuts aren't actually nuts, which puts an interesting spin on the traditional 'may contain nuts' warning. In particular "This product was made in a place that processes nuts and peanuts".
- If it said 'contains peanuts', that would be one thing. The real headscratcher is that it seems to suggest that it might not.
- Because of regulations or lawsuit-related ass covering, in the US a lot of food products that obviously have a product in them (Peanut M&Ms have peanuts!) have this trope in action on their packaging. Like milk or cheese labeled "Contains Dairy product."
- Although it is somewhat valueable to people with serious food allergies, in that some products don't actually contain what you think they obviously should. For example 'honey nut' Cheerios don't contain nuts and in various times in their production history did not contain honey.
Redundant statement is redundant