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A Stock Phrase
, usually uttered in an enervate or deadpan tone, tagged onto the end of a sentence to express that the situation described in the sentence is absurd, ridiculous, and/or ironic. Sort of like a verbal eyeroll. Much like "Whatever" and "So yeah", it's a conversation breaker, so it's typically found at the end of (or serving as) a punchline.
Notable for being the easiest way to lampshade anything, ever. "The Butler Did It
? Go Figure
- Fahrenheit 9/11
American Soldier: I make anywhere between two and three thousand a month. A Halliburton employee out here driving a bus can make between eight and ten thousand a month. Explain that one to me. For 40 hours a week. Driving the same two-and-half-mile route. Go figure.
- Garfield Gets a Life (Made-for-TV Movie)
Jon Arbuckle: Boy, you learn a dance and then zango, 14 years later, they change it.
Garfield: Go figure.
- I Know What You Did Last Summer
Max: Well go figure, I was just thinking to myself what ever happened to that Barry Cox?
- Intergalactic Combat
Comander (sic) X: They are apparently living organic metal structures... go figure!
- Liberty Stands Still
Joe: Many of the fathers of the Constitution had slaves, but they wrote a document about freedom. Go figure!
- P.S. I Love You
Holly Kennedy: They have pills for rudeness?
Daniel Connelly: I know...and they can't figure out the Middle East. Go figure.
- The Boost
Lenny: [on Linda's birthday] I got you a $40,000 car and a $2 mutt. Go figure.
- The Emperors New Groove
Yzma: [on Kuzco] Why, I practically raised him.
Kronk: Yeah, you'd think he would've turned out better.
Yzma: Yeah, go figure.
Alexis Meyers: What kind of job do you have?
Grey Malcolm: I'm in sales. [snip] What about you? [snip]
Alexis: I'm in... sales.
Grey: Oh, like me. Go figure.
Sam: Bought a car. Turned out to be an alien robot. Go figure.
- Back To You episode "Something's Up There"
Montana Diaz Herrera: It's pouring outside. I didn't know it was going to rain today.
Kelly Carr: You're the weather girl.
Montana: Yeah. Go figure.
- Gilmore Girls
Jess: Yeah, women right, can't live with 'em, can't stop them from jumping in closets...go figure.
- Hannah Montana episode "Lilly's Mom Has Got It Goin' On"
Jackson Stewart: Finally, they're gone. Dad, the next time you host a PTA meeting, you should do it out in the hot tub, so I can see Lilly's mom in a... [turns around to see Lilly's mom] ...in the kitchen. Hey, Mrs. T. [to his dad] Warn a guy!
Miley Stewart [to Lilly's mom]: And he doesn't have a girlfriend... go figure.
Allison Dubois: A psychic with a bad memory. Go figure.
- Smallville episode "Stiletto"
Lois Lane: Go figure. I want the Red-Blue Blur, I get the exact opposite.
- Sports Night episode "Intellectual Property"
Isaac: Someone holds the copyright to "Happy Birthday"?
Dan Rydell: The representatives of Patty and Mildred Hill.
Isaac: Took two people to write that song?
Dan: Go figure.
- That '70s Show
Steven Hyde: So did you bring everything?
Leo: Yeah, I got everything... except the camera... and the film... yeah, I didn't bring anything.
Steven: Leo man, you work at a film center.
Leo: Yeah, go figure.
- Two of a Kind
Eddie Fairbanks: Yeah, birds flyin'. Go figure.
- Spider-Man: Friend or Foe
Scorpion: Somebody needs a thumping, 'cause I don't like being out of control!
Spider-Man: And yet, when you're in control, you dress up like a scorpion and act crazy. Go figure.
- The Argonian Mach-Na in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion says this when explaining how she behaves like an Imperial but sympathises more with Dark Elves.