"What am I, some sort of object? Am I invisible or something that you talk about me behind my back in front of my face? Sheesh, no respect."
Alice and Bob are having a private discussion about their friend Carol. Or, at least, it would be private if Carol weren't standing right there, in plain view, and making no attempt to hide her presence. Even if she protests ("what am I, chopped liver?"), they don't care — they just ignore her and continue on. They don't even wait until she leaves the room!
Can play out near-identically to Right Behind Me
, with the key difference being that Alice and Bob are fully aware of Carol's presence the entire time (or, if they're not, then they really should be
). They're merely speaking of her as if she wasn't present. Might also result in a Right in Front of Me
moment, depending on the status of the person being ignored. Either way, it's clear that the people making the remarks just don't care
that the target of their conversation
is right there with them.
If this happens to The Hero
, they may be wondering Dude, Where's My Respect?
Compare You Know I'm Black, Right?
Contrast Right in Front of Me
, in which Alice and/or Bob don't know
that the other person in the room is Carol.
If Alice and Bob know that Carol is here but don't figure out she is concerned by their commentary, this is an Oblivious Mockery
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Anime & Manga
- Minami-ke's Touma gets this a lot from her older brothers. The three brothers will regularly hold family meetings between them regarding Touma's behavior, or what to do about a birthday gift or Christmas present, all while Touma is sitting not five feet away from them seemingly ignoring them.
- The Minami sisters' cousin Takeru gets this treatment, as well, in the fourth season.
- Death Note:
L: Oh, Matsuda's acting stupid again.
Light: Well that's his specialty.
Matsuda: I can hear you, ya'know.
- Unlike most examples, Matsuda is actually in another room, watching via surveillance (but he had contacted them moments ago), so it's somewhat natural that they'd forget about him for a moment. Also, this is arguably the kind of thing L would do deliberately.
- There's also the instance where Misa is contemplating killing Rem—right in front of Rem.
- In episode 4 of Pani Poni Dash!, the girls discuss ways you could slip cheat sheets into a test, while the teacher giving that test is right there in the room constantly reminding them of her presence.
- In the very first episode of Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Union members Graham and Billy are observing the public demonstration of the AEU's new mobile suit, the Enact. When Billy makes an offhand comment that the Enact is just a cheap knockoff of the Union's Flag with a different exterior design, the pilot loudly objects.
Patrick: Hey you! I heard that! (comes out of the cockpit) What did you just say? Huh?! Come on!
Graham: (amused) At least it has a good sound system.
- In Daily Lives of High School Boys there's a scene in which Mitsuo walks into a room in which his friends are telling embarrassing stories about him. They notice his arrival, pause for a second, and then continue laughing at him as if he isn't there.
- This happens quite a lot in Fruits Basket, usually with parents talking openly about how unsatisfied they are with their children, while said children are standing right there. Tohru's grandfather later discusses with Kyo how wrong it is to do something like that, because children can tell just as well as adults can if something rude or insulting is being said about them. (Said discussion arises after it was revealed that Tohru's paternal relatives gathered at her father's funeral to gossip and call her mother an adulterous harlot who likely had Tohru out of wedlock, all while Tohru was right there, listening). Another notable instance is when Akito's father dies, and her mother is informed that Akito is now the head of the family. Ren furiously tells a maid Akito (who she refers to as "that") was "a toy" used by her father for amusement. While Akito is not a foot away, kneeling next to her father's corpse. Ouch.
- Occurs quite frequently in Fairy Tail. Mostly it's Natsu and Happy saying something embarrassing about Lucy, who doesn't appreciate them doing this right in front of her.
- Evangelion 303: In chapter 11, a bunch of senators spend several pages grumbling about Gendo Ikari and wondering about his true intentions and goals until Fuyutsuki suggests that they address Commander Ikari directly, since he IS in the same room (and looking pissed off at being ignored).
- Happens in ''The Hell Butterfly Effect', where during Ichigo's meeting with the 13 Squads, Byakuya is telling Rukia to marry Ichigo. What follows may be the most awesome dialogue example of this trope:
Byakuya: *talking to Rukia* It is for the honor of the Kuchiki household, Rukia. Make sure the boy is aware of the large dowry that you have. Common people can be easily swayed by monetary gain.
Ichigo: I'm less then five feet away from you.
Byakuya: *turns to Ichigo with an indifferent look on his face* Very good. I see that you are able to judge distance.
- Death Note:
- Good Omens:
- Harry Potter:
- From A Black Comedy:
Remus: Can you change us back now? And put an end to the most humiliating experience of my life?
Tonks: You slept with Bellatrix.
Remus: Fine. Second most humiliating.
Bellatrix: I'm right here.
- In Honey after Harry catches Draco and Ginny snogging:
Harry: This is, I don't even, he's not blackmailing you or anything? Why are you with him? You're not acting like you even like him.
Ginny: No, I don't. He's like potato chips: a fat lump of nothing and you'd be happier if they'd never existed, but pathologically addictive.
Draco: I'm right here, you know.
Ginny: Yes, I do know.
- If Thems The Rules: When the orphanage caretakers discuss Tom's punishment for knocking the kid who tried to smother him unconscious. Tom notes they are completely apathetic to him. On a lighter note, there's the instance when Madeleine convinces Tom the benefits of having Harry go out and for both of them to attend a birthday ball.
- From A Necessary Gift:
Hermione: Augereys? I read about them in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. They're also known as Irish Phoenixes and used to be considered really bad luck-
Draco: We know. It's common knowledge amongst real wizards.
Draco: No, Orion. Let her run off and tell her fellow mud- muggleborns by all means, but she shouldn't presume to lecture her betters.
Harry/Orion: Don't be so snobbish. She's just excited about all the new things she's learnt.
Hermione: She is right here.
Draco: Yes, but I prefer to pretend otherwise.
- From the Hurt/Comfort Fic Rescuing Darkness:
Narcissa: Harry we're not going to harm you. At least I have no intention to, and the Dark Lord wouldn't kill you after all that he's done to make you better.
Harry: I'm not so sure about that, Mrs. Malfoy.
Narcissa: Please Harry, call me Narcissa.
Voldemort: I'm still here, you know.
Films — Animated
Films — Live-Action
- Aunt Marge from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, regarding Harry's mother and Harry himself, at the dinner table: "If there's something wrong with the bitch, there's something wrong with the pup." It's mentioned in the second chapter of the first book that the Dursleys often talk about Harry as if he's not in the room even though he is. (These are the Dursleys we're talking about. It's likely intentional.)
- A Sweet Valley High book has Elizabeth and Jessica bickering about their brother Steven's love life. Elizabeth disapproves of the girl he's thinking about dating, whereas Jessica thinks it's time for him to move on after the death of his girlfriend Tricia. A fed-up Steve demands that they stop talking about him as if he isn't there—in fact, they had become so absorbed in their argument that they genuinely forget that he was in the room—and tells them both off, Jessica for her meddling, Elizabeth for her self-righteous and judgmental attitude about the girl.
Live Action TV
- In Smallville, Kara, Kara insults Chloe by saying she is "just a human" condescendingly when she is standing right there; Clark defends her by saying Chloe is smarter than both of them put together.
- There was a whole episode of the The Suite Life of Zack and Cody where this was a Running Gag.
- Once, during a blizzard in New York, David Letterman did a weeklong running gag wherein Norm MacDonald was the final guest of the evening, but he said at the end of the night "Norm MacDonald was going to be here but he was snowed in," with the gag being that MacDonald was in the Green room. On the fourth day MacDonald ran out on stage and said "Hey I'm right here!" but Letterman pretended he didn't see/hear him.
- In one episode of The Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore delivers a completely deadpan parody of "American exceptionalism" nostalgia speeches while sitting behind Jon Stewart:
Larry Wilmore: I believe in Daily Show exceptionalism. But a show that was once so vibrant and thin, a show whose best days were still ahead of it, is now old and bloated, graying, droopy-faced....
Jon Stewart: I, uh, actually—I can hear you. I'm right—
Larry Wilmore: ...flatulent, tubercular, iron-deficient....
- This happens to Chandler a lot. Hence lines like, "Can you people not see me?" and "Should I use my invisibility to fight crime or for evil?"
Rachel's boss: Should I call him? Or would that be sad and desperate, something Sophie would do?
Sophie: Um, I'm right here.
Rachel's boss: I know.
- Not a direct example, but same basic principle:
(Monica is walking away, Ross mutters an insult)
Monica: I heard that!
Ross: Well, I said it out loud!
- Also when Ross' new mother-in-law flirts with him right in front of her husband, who name drops this trope, word-for-word. She is not fazed in the slightest.
- In the Friends spin-iff Joey in the second season, Joey realizes he slept with neighbor Alex the night before. As he starts to bang his head against the pillow about it and call it a stupid decision, it zooms out to show that she's still there, and heard the whole thing.
- A magically animated zit got offended in this way in an episode of Wizards of Waverly Place
- Arrested Development did this several times as a running gag with Buster where people would be saying some pretty harsh things about him while the camera slowly panned out to show that he's right there. And it was absolutely hilarious every time.
- In the US The Office Employee Transfer, Cornell grad Andy asks Dwight if he thinks he can get into Cornell. Dwight replies, "If someone who can barely outsell Phyllis can get in, I think I can manage." Phyllis is, of course, right beside them.
- In another episode, Andy is eager to go on a business trip with Michael because "the old ball and chain has been more chain than ball." Fiancee Angela angrily points out that she's right there.
- On the first season of Heroes, Nathan gives a campaign speech where he's calling his brother Peter mentally disturbed and suicidal, knowing damned well he's right there in the crowd and they make eye contact. Naturally, Peter gives him a nasty punch in the face in the parking garage after the event and stalks off into the rain.
- Happens to Special Agent Michelle Lee while McGee and Abbey chat about her relative "hotness" level on NCIS (Shalom, Season 4).
- House does this in the third season finale while talking to Chase.
- In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Buffy vs. Dracula", Buffy stakes Dracula, who disintegrates. Everyone leaves. Mist swirls around and Dracula re-forms. Standing just offscreen, Buffy stakes him again.
You think I don't watch your movies? You always come back. Dracula disintegrates. Mist swirls and coalesces. Buffy: I'm Standing Right Here
. Mist dissipates.
- Joss Whedon and his staff really like this, and play it both for comedy and drama.
Hard for me to hear? Buffy, you wanna kill Anya
I don't want to. Xander:
Then don't! This isn't new ground for us. When our friends go all crazy and start killing people, we help them. Willow:
Sitting right here...! Xander:
I'm sorry. But it's true.
- And over on Angel
You are truly a goddess. Cordelia:
Well, demonness, anyway. Sure beats horns and a tail. Lorne:
(offended) Hey. I'm Standing Right Here
- Gossip Girl has an episode where Blair equates Chuck sleeping with Vanessa (or, as Blair puts it, "the dregs of DUMBO") to she herself sleeping with Chuck's evil uncle. With Vanessa standing right next to them.
- Castle: Beckett and an FBI agent talk about Castle in the car in the episode "Tick, Tick, Tick".
FBI Agent: If you're not sleeping with him, why do you keep him around?
Castle: You know I can hear you.
- Firefly plays with this in the pilot.
- In the Doctor Who episode Hide, the Doctor explains what wonderful people empaths are, how compassionate they are, and wanders off talking about how hard it is to be an empath and what a strain it puts on your relationship with everyone else. His companion prompts him to shut up as the empath who he was talking about seems close to tears.
- This happens to Rose in the second episode of the relaunched series. When the Doctor tells Jabe that he and Rose aren't married, she makes some more guesses, ending in "prostitute?".
"Whatever I am, it must be invisible."
- Happens again in "A Town Called Mercy." The Doctor and the Ponds are arguing about what to do with an alien war criminal who's been hiding out in the titular town...right in front of said war criminal. He coldly reminds them that he's "still in the room."
- Played with on 3rd Rock from the Sun. Tommy and Alissa are in the attic when Dick bursts in, loudly complaining about Strudwick.
Alissa: Hey, that's my dad you're talking about!
Dick: Oh, I am so sorry. What was I thinking? Would you please leave so I can trash your father?
- From Boy Meets World:
Jack: If she's telling the truth our lives are perfect!
Eric: Well she's not. She's testing us, just stick with the plan.
Rachel: Stop! Stop planning, and oh stop acting like I can't hear you!
- Aunt Agatha from Jeeves and Wooster has a habit of listing Bertie's faults to others while he's standing there. If he attempts to interject she normally silences him with an offhanded "Oh, be quiet, Bertie"
- Boston Legal had a running gag in where Denny Crane would talk about (and not notice the presence of) the 4 ft tall lawyer Bethany Horowitz
- In one episode of the British panel show Mock the Week, in the final Scenes We'd Like to See round, the panelists ignored Ed Byrne and kept walking up to the microphone before he could. At one point, Ed Byrne opens his jacket, turns to the audience and yells, "Are I invisible in this fucking jacket?"
- A common gag on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is to have the gang talking to each other about how poorly they expect a meeting with someone to go, then reveal that they are talking about it in the middle of the meeting, and the other person has heard everything.
- Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger has an instance of this trope similar to above Buffy example. One episode features a Monster of the Week that can change from a demonic-looking creature into a ludicrously adorable baby, which it uses to charm people. It attempts this move on the Kyoryugers, and almost seems to get away with it...until Daigo just shoots it.
- An episode of Law & Order: UK which had Fair Cop DS Devlin flirting with the crime scene tech prompted a look from his partner Ronnie that pretty much the visual equivalent of this trope.
- NCIS: Los Angeles: Half-German Eric gets this twice in five minutes when Deeks and Hetty make cracks about the Germans. (To be fair, Hetty did apologize the second time.)
- The Mindy Project loves this trope. Especially concerning the sex life of anyone present in the room.
- Justified: In "For Blood or Money", Art is talking to Raylan and describes Rachel as the best marshal under his command:
Raylan: You do know I'm sitting right here?
(Art eyes Raylan up and down)
Art: I do.
- The pilot of Once Upon a Time has Emma and Mary Margaret discussing the difficult life Henry has led:
He struggles with that most basic question that they note
all inevitably face: "Why would anyone give me up?" *Mary Margaret makes an Oh, Crap
face as she remembers that Emma is the woman who gave Henry up.* I am so
sorry. I didn't mean in any way to judge you.
- Shows up hilariously in The West Wing: British ambassador Lord John Marbury walks up to the First Lady and asks if he can grasp her breasts... while she's standing three feet from her husband, the President of the United States. It's immediately lampshaded.
Truth In Television
- It's common for parents to talk to other people about their children as if they weren't in the room, even when they're in close proximity.
- Disabled people get this a lot too, especially those with expressive language problems.
- Blind and nearsighted people can accidentally do this to others.
- Mass Effect:
- Several of the elevator conversations consist of Wrex asking various squadmates who would win in a fight between Shepard and themselves. Shepard is, naturally, standing right in front of them, but doesn't say a word.
- Another one of these happens in the second game, if you bring Tali along to Mordin's personal mission.
Shepard (riling up a sick krogan):
You? I said a badass
, not a sick scout whining like a quarian with a tummy-ache! Tali:
I'm standing right here!
- Actually happens twice to Tali. The other one is in the engine room, during one of the non-interactive conversations between the Engineers Gabby and Kenneth.
: So, Gabby, what d'you think of our new quarian boss? Gabby:
Hush! She's right over there! Kenneth:
Ah, she can't hear us with her head in that bucket. Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful bucket; the whole suit is lovely, quite snug in all the right places
You know I can hear you. Gabby:
- Another one appears in the 3rd game if you brought Javik to Thessia.
- In the first game, if you decide to kill the Rachni with Garrus and Wrex in your squad. Garrus protests, saying that genocide is unacceptable, and mentions the krogan committing genocide before remembering that Wrex, a krogan, is there, prompting Wrex to make his own remarks about the genophage.
Garrus: We can't exterminate them. Not without the Council's approval. Genocide is one of the reasons we fought the krogan- ah...
Wrex: You want to learn about genocide, Vakarian? I'll take you to a krogan obstetrician's office.
- Another example from 3, after Joker finds out that EDI has installed herself into a female body.
Joker: Come on, Commander. Don't you trust me? Okay, let me put it this way: if I knew EDI was gonna install herself into a sexy robot body, do you honestly think I'd be able to keep quiet about it? [gesturing towards EDI] Look at that! I would've baked a cake!
EDI: I am right here, Jeff.
Joker: Yes you are, EDI. Yes you are.
- And again in 3, twice in the same moment when you walk in on Mordin giving Joker sex advice:
Joker: You're not going to tell anyone about this, right? Like Shepard? Shepard doesn't need to know.
Mordin: (notices Shepard) Ah... Guarantee s/he won't learn about it from me.
Joker: ...S/He's standing right there, isn't s/he?
Eve: I wish I wasn't.
- Shows up in another BioWare RPG as well, Dragon Age: Origins. If the player character romances Morrigan and then puts Alistair and Leliana in the party, they strike up a conversation about what the hell he sees in her. Leliana points out that he's standing about five feet away... which Alistair brushes off with, "Look, he's not even paying attention." Another time, if Zevran is romancing the Warden, Alistair will ask Zevran what his intentions towards the Warden are, and Zevran will point out the Warden is in proximity. And then there's this:
Ohgren: So, you and the Grey Warden, huh?
Morrigan: I hope you're not referring to Alistair.
Oghren: Him? Does he even like girls?
Morrigan: (amused) I believe the matter is still up for debate.
Alistair: I'm right here, you know.
- Also happens when you cure Arl Eamon, and the discussion about the Ferelden throne begins, Teagan mentioning Alistair as an option. If you pick the "Alistair, are you serious!?" type of a reply to that, Alistair will protest that he's standing right there.
- If you import a male Human Noble to the expansion pack, when you meet Nathaniel's sister, she comments on how she found a husband on her own, rather than marrying 'that stuck up Cousland lad father wanted to set me up with.' The replies are all variations on 'I'm standing not two feet in from of you with a flaming sword of death, you realize.' You do get an apology from her though.
- This happens a lot in party banter in the sequel. Most seriously, Sebastian can try to persuade Fenris of the merits of turning in Anders and Merrill to the Templars while one of them is standing right behind them and Hawke (who might well be a rogue mage themselves and/or is in a relationship with the mages in question) is standing right in front of them.
- The Lutece twins in BioShock Infinite discuss whether or not there's any point in asking Booker to help row the boat... instead of just asking him to help row the boat. They eventually reach the conclusion that there's no point asking him, while he casually sits two feet behind them.
- Gordon Freeman of Half-Life is simply born of this trope.
Alyx: I guess you proved you can handle yourself out there.
Eli: There's nothing Gordon can't handle... with the possible exception of you.
Alyx: Dad, please... (Eli makes a mocking sound)
(Gordon is standing less than five meters from them the whole time)
- In the Neverwinter Nights 2 module Dark Waters, a male PC who is pursuing a relationship with Heather can cause one of these that doubles as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming. While trying to recover more of her implanted memories of being Kendra (who was in love with Conley (whose memories were implanted into the PC)), you come across a memory of Kendra cheating on Conley with Sheridan, whose memories were implanted into your other friend Daniel. The exchange immediately following it consists of the player reassuring Heather that he trusts she won't cheat on him, culminating in a discussion of all of Daniel's faults that would make him an unsuitable partner, while he is standing nearby. He complains about it.
- Fairly easy to imagine that this should happen in many games, when the only thing that averts the trope is the game's (or writer's) inability to account for who's around at a given time. For instance, in Baldur's Gate 2, Phaere wants you (while your party is disguised as drow) to "make an example" of a gnomish patrol. If you have Aerie (or Keldorn) in your party, she will immediately protest that a murderous act like that is wrong. Thank you, Aerie, I had no idea... and saying something like that in front of the daughter of a drow matriarch would be suicide if she actually paid attention.
- The Simpsons: Hit & Run - Bart complaining that if he doesn't get the new Bonestorm game, he'll be as uncool as Milhouse. To Milhouse's face.
- A variant about Volke shows up in Path of Radiance
Soren: I believe this will be a good opportunity. We will almost certainly have need of this man's talents. He is a dubious character at best, but at least we know his motives: everything begins and ends with gold. He'll be easy to control.
Ike: Soren, he's standing right there.
Soren: I don't think he minds.
- Final Fantasy IX: There are several times that Steiner pleads with Princess Garnet to return to Alexandria, usually referring to Zidane (who is standing right next to her) as a "kidnapping scoundrel", or some variation, who is trying to use her. At least once, he reacts this way.
- In Final Fantasy XIII-2, characters, even Serah and Noel, often talk about Mog as if he isn't right there. Some of them don't know that he's real, but Serah and Noel know better.
- In Borderlands 2, Claptap badmouths Sir Hammerlock almost immediately after Hammerlock repairs him.
Claptrap: Minion! Now I've got my eyesight back — and you're far uglier than I remembered! Time to join up with the Crimson Raiders in Sanctuary! This glacier’s full of nothing but murderers or jerkbags, like that Hammerlock dude!
Hammerlock: I'm standing right here "dude."
- In Sonic Lost World, after Tails gets kidnapped by the Deadly 6. There's this little exchange between Sonic and Orbot:
Orbot: If we don't find your friend, can I be your sidekick?
Sonic: What? Shut up! What kind of question is that?!
Orbot: I didn't mean anything by it. I just thought it might be better to work for you than Eggman.
Dr. Eggman: Hello? I'm sitting right here, you know!
Sonic: Orbot, no matter what happens, I won't fail again. I will save Tails.
Orbot: It's stuff like that that makes me want to be your sidekick. Tails is lucky.
Dr. Eggman: Seriously! I'm right here. I can still hear you!
- When Eagle accuses Andy of having attacked Green Earth's territories prior to the events of the first Advance Wars game, Sami's defense is... less than flattering.
Sami: Look who you're accusing! Andy couldn't pull off anything that complicated. You suspect this kid who has his hands full just getting dressed?
Andy: Um... Excuse me?
Eagle: Well, it's not really a face that shines with intelligence.
Andy: Hold on a...
Sami: Exactly! Andy spends the entire day not thinking of things!
Andy: All right, that's...
Eagle: If you put it that way, It's hard to imagine Andy pulling it off.
Andy: You guys are mean!
- In 1/0, Petitus and Zadok try to exchange "Yo Momma" jokes, but that falls flat because Zadok doesn't have one. So they switch to "Yo Creator" jokes.
- In Dominic Deegan, Donovan says it word for word!◊
- In Sluggy Freelance Sam gets this treatment from Zoe twice.
- This is actually a running joke for Sam; even after he becomes a vampire and spends an arc kicking ass and taking names, we get dialogue like the following:
Zoe: Wow, I can't believe it, Sam was actually awesome!
Sam: YES! WHO DA MAN! SAM DA MAN!!
Zoe: I take it back, he's just as unbearable as ever.
Sam: Still in earshot... Just moving out of earshot...
- In an arc of General Protection Fault Fred the Slime Mold is being harassed by Smug Snake Trent. This culminates in a meeting in Dwayne's office.
Trent: Aw, c'mon! You don't seriously believe what that thing is saying!
Fred: "That thing" should not be discussed in the third person when it's present.
- Schlock Mercenary
- During Schlocktoberfest 2005, Shodan comments on the competence of the local constabulary.
Michelle: Uh-oh. These teeth are too small. I think we got the wrong shark.
Shodan: Elizabeth might take issue with that since this is the shark that was trying to eat her.
Michelle: Yeah, but the cops said that the teeth-marks on Monk were bigger than this.
Shodan: True. But the cops are also stupid, and think Der Trihs faked that attack somehow.
Policeman: I'm standing right here.
Shodan: Oh, good. That means you heard me.
- Shows up later when Captain Tagon and his father are discussing the woman who used to own the ship they're on.
Karl: Make her a sergeant.
Tagon: Are you kidding me? Dad, she's a complete unknown!
Murtagh: I'm right here.
Karl: She's not UNS intel, and she's not trying to steal the ship back.
Tagon: How can you possibly know that?
Murtagh: Listening to every word, boys.
Karl: I'm old, and I'm smart about a few things. I've got her pegged as a knight errant, a ronin. She's a sullied paladin questing for redemption.
Murtagh: Gentlemen, I'm standing between you.
- In El Goonish Shive, a girl laments that Justin is gay because it means she can't ask him out.
First girl: Don't you already have a boyfriend?
Second girl: Of course I do. He's right here.
Boyfriend: I am less than happy right now.
- Spacetrawler: This page.
Pierrot: And that King, what a disgusting and thick piece of work he was.
Krep: Makes me vomit in my mouth just thinking of him.
King: You know, I'm sitting right here.
Krep: Hey! Does it look like we're talking to you?
- Used hilariously in Basic Instructions:
Missy: Why do you two like hot wings so much?
Scott: You might as well ask me why I like Rick.
Missy: Why do you like Rick?
Rick: I'm standing right here!
Missy: That's not much of a reason.
- In The Wotch, Miranda recommends that Anne stop including Robin and Jason in her adventures. Jason replies, "Gosh, how embarrassing for you, forgetting we were right here."
- This from Mary Elizabeth's Sock.
Kevin: You said he doesn't talk when he eats.
Alex: Hey, I'm right here, you know.
Lester: He's insecure.
Alex: Hey, I just said I'm right here!
- Red vs. Blue:
Sarge: It's critical to keep a little padding in your stats. That way if we're far enough ahead, I can stab Grif in the face, and still stay in the lead.
Grif: You know, I'm standing right here.
Sarge: Right where I want you! Within face stabbing range.
- In one of the Rooster Teeth Shorts, when hiring Pongo:
Burnie: Not to say that Pongo is some sort of token affirmative action hire; ya know, like Gus.
Burnie: Pongo actually has a really great resume.
Gus: I'm right here. That's not cool.
- Happens constantly between Isabel Guerra and Dave Morrison in Survival of the Fittest v4, mostly involving racist remarks towards Isabel.
Dave: Listen, me and the Help, we're pretty fucking tired to be honest.
Isabel: I can hear you still.
- Happens to Light in Death Note: The Abridged Series (kpts4tv) when his father is negotiating with Mello and knows Light is listening in on the headset- after Mello kidnaps Sayu Mr. Yagami begs Mello to kidnap Light as well:
- In the I'm a Marvel... and I'm a DC video The Dark Knight vs. The Avengers, the Avengers keep telling Batman things like his movie rebooting after only three films will be pathetic and both sides paint it like their movies are the only blockbuster coming out of Marvel or DC over the summer. All in front of poor Spider-Man whom is having that exact same thing happen to him. And after he shouts "Come on guys, I'm standing right here!" they continue to ignore his presence and the fact his film is coming out. Poor Spidey.
- Chuggaaconroy has been known to take potshots at ProtonJon's sluggish and erratic update schedule in his own videos, and turns out to be completely unafraid to do it during their The Runaway Guys recordings.
Chuggaa: On to our fourth project in the time it's taken Jon to upload five videos!
Jon: You are a dick!
- From Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog's Commentary! The Musical
- Ultra Fast Pony.
- In "Little Miss Montage":
Rainbow: Uh, guys, we need to find a nice way of telling Rarity these dresses look like ass.
Rarity: You know I can hear you, right?
Rainbow: Nevermind, guys, I think she already heard me say that the dresses look like ass.
- In "Copywrong":
Twilight: Wow, everybody really hates Rainbow Dash, don't they?
Rarity: Yeah, we hate her more than we hate that stupid cow, Twilight Sparkle.
Twilight: But, I'm Twilight Sparkle!
Rarity: I know.
- In the Fine Brothers' web series MyMusic no one notices Metal in one episode. He gets increasingly frustrated until he walks into the room naked in desparation. He gets noticed.
- Arby 'n' the Chief
Colin: May I ask why you befriended that mongoloid? Granted Eugene, Tyler, and I have achieved some form of stability despite our diverse personalities, but yourself and Master Chief strike me as polar opposites.
Arbiter: Neither of us really had a choice in the matter. Circumstance threw us together. Kept us together. Forced us to dig for friends in one another. Even if they weren't to be found. The only thing worse than being around him is being alone.
Colin: I can respect that. Though I pity the shit out of you for the fact that your selection of company begins and ends with somebody whose smarts can be put to shame by a fucking glass of water.
Arbiter: Don't remind me.
Master Chief: im rite h33r, u fucking assholes
- In Tales Of MU, the elven "queen" Glory gets irate when Mack's friends talk about their discomfort with Mack spending the night with Glory.
Just as long as we can actually move things along and stop talking about everyone as though they’re not here, including people with really good hearing who are standing two feet away.
Skwisgaar: Just let me record it. Each take gets worse. He's slowly learning how to un-play the guitar.
Toki: I can hear that, the talk-back mike is on.
Skwisgaar: Pickle, please let me know when the talk-back mike is on so Mr. Sensitives doesn't go to cry-baby's house for vacation.
Toki: I can stills hear you.
Skwisgaar: So what do you want, a be-able-to-hear-things award?
Toki: Eh, not really. Doesn't sound like a greats award, to be honest.
- Dexter's Laboratory had a field day with this in "Mock 5", their Affectionate Parody of Speed Racer. Since DeeDee is fulfilling the roles of both Spritle and Racer X, Dad talks about how he hasn't seen DeeDee since that terrible racing accident...as she sits there at the breakfast table, desperately trying (and failing) to get his attention. At the end of the episode, he finally "finds" her:
Dad: DeeDee! Oh, DeeDee, where have you been all these years?!
DeeDee: Right behind you!
Dad: Oh, you know I never look back there! Ha ha!
- Futurama has an example in "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back", where Bender is dissing the replacement bureaucrat Morgan Proctor, then everyone else goes quiet.
Bender: Uh-oh, she's right behind me, isn't she?
Morgan: No, I'm in front of you.
- Clone High: After Abe wins a drag race by following the advice of his friend Joan, he looks wistfully up to the sky and says:
Abe: Thank you Joan...wherever you are.
Joan: I'm right here. (pan to show she's right next to him)
Abe: So you are, Joan. So you are.
- In Star Wars Rebels, the rebels have to come up with a different plan when they're trying to free a Jedi Master. In the elevator, Sabine and Zeb voice their frustration:
Sabine: Ugh, his plan gets worse all the time.
Zeb: Just hope he doesn't change it again.
Kanan: I'm standing right here.
Sabine and Zeb: We know.
- In The Simpsons, Principal Skinner tells Homer about his cold feet at Moe's Tavern and makes Homer promise not to tell anyone else ("Don't worry, your secret's safe with me"). Next, we see Homer's face as he exclaims, "Marge, guess what? Skinner wants to bail on his wedding!" But when the camera pulls out, we see that Homer is still in the bar, sitting right next to Skinner in the same configuration as before, presumably just seconds after being told the secret. "Homer, you're still talking to me," says Skinner, to which Homer replies, "Oh man, is this awkward."
Principal Skinner: I'm sentencing you [Nelson] to one week of the lowest, most degrading work known to man - janitorial work.
Groundskeeper Willie: (hurt) Ah, geez. I'm standing right here, sir.
Principal Skinner: Ah, yes. Uh ... Take a good look at him, Nelson, 'cause that's where you're headed.
- Skinner's Sense of Snow: While Homer and Flanders were trying to drive to school to rescue the kids, Flanders once believed they ran over something. Homer said he hoped it was Flanders.
- In one The Fairly Oddparents episode, Crocker goes on a short rant about how he can use Timmy's grade as an excuse to invite himself over and search the house for fairy godparents, ending his iconic spazing out.
Timmy (sitting two feet away): Um, hello, I'm right here! I can hear every word you're saying!
Crocker: Then I don't have to repeat myself! I'll be over at eight...Fairies!!!
- 1987 Shredder, while he watches footage of the 2003 Shredder in Turtles Forever, and Krang stands a foot behind him.
Shredder: Oh, how I've longed for an ally such as this! So unlike the snivelling idiots that I've been forced to suffer!
Krang: I'm right here. I CAN HEAR YOU!
- Xiaolin Showdown: Omi ends up in a Showdown with a Cyclops, who would already be several times his size even if Omi hadn't been shrunk due to a mishap with the Shen-Gong-Wu. When the other monks mention just how bad the odds are, the tiny Omi has to remind them that he's right next to them.
- Family Guy:
Peter: Hey, between you and me, I hear Joe's got a little free time these days. I hear he hasn't touched Bonnie in months.
Joe: Peter, you just whispered that to me.
Peter: Wait, here he comes.
- On Archer, Lana tells Mallory that Barry is a douchebag. Then Barry points out that he's sitting right next to her. He doesn't seem too bothered, though.
- Phineas and Ferb, "I Was a Middle-Aged Robot": When Major Monogram tells Perry that there's a more important mission than thwarting Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Doofenshmirtz (who was in the middle of a rant when Monogram interrupted) is understandably affronted.
- Young Justice: After Captain Marvel's secret is revealed to the Justice League, they have to debate whether he can stay.
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Meatwad knows better than to say anything within earshot of Master Shake, but in some cases, he may just not be able to help himself.
: Did you just see that?! Shake
: I'm not in the business of seeing whatever pleases you. (leaves room
: (to self
) Well, I'm in business. Business of kicking your ass. And let me tell you: business is boomin'. I'm open for business. Business of giving you the business. Up your butt.
(the camera reveals Shake standing right next to Meatwad
- In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), whilst the Turtles are trying to get some information out of Snake, Raphael says some barbed things regarding Michelangelo's appearence.
Raphael: [...] Now, you could turn out handsome like me, or you might end up distugusting and deformed – like Mikey here.
* A minute or so later*
Leonardo: Oh, that worked pretty good.
Raphael: Of course it did, would you wanna look like Mikey?
Michelangelo: I'm right here.
- The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Green Goblin crashes Tombstone's party, threatening to expose him. Spider-Man comes in and assumes that he's Tombstone's new goon. Tombstone corrects him that he isn't, but Spidey can still pretend that he is. All while ignoring the Goblin.
Green Goblin: Hello I'm in the room! Really you both are just rude.