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->''"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."''
-->-- '''Fenris''' (when asking Erasmus about him), ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory''

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 RightBehindMe, 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 [[FailedASpotCheck they really should be]]). They're merely speaking of her as if she wasn't present. Might also result in a RightInFrontOfMe moment, depending on the status of the person being ignored. Either way, it's clear that the people making the remarks [[JerkAss just don't care]] that the [[ButtMonkey target]] [[TheWoobie of their]] [[TheChewToy conversation]] is right there with them.

If this happens to TheHero, they may be wondering DudeWheresMyRespect Compare YouKnowImBlackRight Contrast RightInFrontOfMe, 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 ObliviousMockery.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/MinamiKe'''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.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'':
-->'''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 ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'', 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 ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', 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, [[SmallNameBigEgo 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 good sound pickup.
* In ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'' 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 ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', 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 [[spoiler: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 ''Manga/FairyTail''. Mostly it's Natsu and Happy saying something embarrassing about Lucy, who doesn't appreciate them doing this right in front of her.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''Franchise/GreenLantern #48'', Sinestro offers an allegiance to Atrocitus to destroy the Green Lanterns... while he and the leaders of all the other Corps are supposed to be [[EnemyMine banding together to fight the Black Lanterns]]... and Hal Jordan is within ear shot:
-->'''Carol Ferris''': Um... Hal's right here.\\
'''Hal Jordan''': [[MagnificentBastard He knows that, Carol.]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' print-prequel ''Recap/StartOfDarkness'', this happens when Xykon steals something from Eugene Greenhilt's master Fyron. Eugene asks what a Sorcerer is, and Fyron goes into "Lecturer-mode" to give a less-than-flattering description of Sorcerers, heedless of Xykon's anger.
-->'''Xykon:''' Stop talking as if I'm not in the room!
* In ''ComicBook/{{Violine}}'', one of the tribesmen remarks how their witch-doctor Kombo is unmasked as a fraud... to Kombo himself.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** In ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' Superman and Wonder Woman argue because Clark wants to take his cousin back home whereas Diana argues that she must remain in Themyscira. Kara breaks in to remind them that she is standing there.
--->'''Supergirl''': Hey. Can I say something? Not that I mind you two talking about me like I'm not here... Well, actually, I do...
** ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', when Franchise/{{Superman}} talks to [[Franchise/GreenLantern Guy Gardner]] about his cousin, he preemptively says: "And yes, Kara, I know you're behind me and listening to this."
** ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'': The Joker doesn't like when someone does that. When ''Comicbook/LexLuthor'' asks Hamilton who he is, Joker threatens him in a... not quite veiled way.
--->'''The Joker:''' Don't talk about me like I'm not right here. It makes feel so... petty and vindictive.
** Variant in ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'': Linda and Dr. Faulkner have a private conversation about Kara and her mental state, all while Kara is sitting not five feet away. However, Dr. Faulker took Linda aside to discuss the subject, not realizing that Kara could hear them until Kara spoke up.
--->'''Kara:''' I can hear you, you know.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* This [[RunningGag often happens]] in ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', usually involving employees insulting the PointyHairedBoss and/or his demands. Most of the time, he either [[CaptainOblivious completely fails to notice]] or becomes angrier and angrier in each frame, with the implication that he [[RageBreakingPoint hits his limit]] just after the last panel. In at least one case, he doesn't even ''hear'' the insult:
-->'''Asok:''' You said that right in front of him.\\
'''Alice:''' He only listens when he's talking.\\
(''the boss smiles peacefully'')
* One ''ComicStrip/{{Retail}}'' strip showed Marla, Cooper, and Val discussing their plan to get an annoying co-worker fired... right in front of him. [[spoiler:They were unsuccessful in getting rid of him.]]
* In one ''ComicStrip/ShermansLagoon'' arc, Fillmore the turtle loses his shell, and has to live with the other characters until he gets it back. When hearing about how vulnerable Fillmore feels without his shell, Megan remarks, "He really is unmanly. A downright cream puff."
-->'''Fillmore:''' I'm RIGHT HERE, Megan.\\
'''Megan:''' I'm sure this isn't news to you.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Manga/Evangelion303'': In chapter 11, [[ObstructiveBureaucrat 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, [[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/1740750/012/ since he IS in the same room (and looking pissed off at being ignored)]].
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** 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.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'':
** From ''FanFic/AllYouNeedIsLove'':
--->'''Light''' (to L): I think your successor thinks we have the combined I.Q. of [[TheDitz Matsuda.]]\\
'''Matsuda:''' You guys know I'm right here.
** In ''FanFic/{{Ragnarok}}'' Light and L begin speaking of Mello like he's a highly contagious disease while he's in the room with them.
** In ''FanFic/ThatEpicPlan'' when L and Light are discussing [[ConsultingAConvictedKiller their arrangements for keeping Beyond Birthday]] in front of Beyond and Light suggests that Beyond room with him:
--->'''L:''' Are you aware of the fact that he's an insane killer?\\
'''Light:''' Couldn't help but notice.\\
'''Beyond:''' Hey, don't talk about Beyond like Beyond's not even here.
** In ''Fanfic/ThoseWhoStandForNothingFallForAnything'' there are several moments where the social circles will start gossiping about a person who is right there with them or standing nearby.
* Happens to Crowley in ''Fanfic/ManchesterLost''. [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer The only demon in a crowd of angels]] ([[BadassFamily Aziraphale's "family"]]), they know he's there and (after deciding not to smite him immediately) instead take to talking about him, [[TransparentCloset his]] [[HeIsNotMyBoyfriend boyfriend]], [[EmbarrassingFirstName who]] [[EmbarrassingMiddleName he was]] and [[MyGreatestFailure why he Fell]], and giving him an overall headache. A bit of a subversion though because eventually they DO try to drag him into the conversation: "You know, the reason I'm sitting in the dark is so you ''don't'' talk to me."
* ''Franchise/HarryPotter'':
** From ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3401052/1/A-Black-Comedy 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 ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9268425/1/Honey 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.
** ''Fanfic/IfThemsTheRules'': 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.
--->'''Madeleine:''' Think of it this way. He’s going to meet people either way. At least this way, you’ll be there to—\\
'''Tom:''' Make sure he doesn't meet the wrong people... Harry, if you want to accept her invitation, it's fine with me.\\
'''Harry:''' [[SarcasmMode I'm glad to know I'm the one who makes the decisions in this family.]]
** From ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/561032/chapters/1002157 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.\\
'''Harry/Orion:''' Draco.\\
'''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 HurtComfortFic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3200308/1/Rescuing-Darkness 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.\\
'''Harry:''' Obviously.
** In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8831374/7/The-Power-of-the-Press The Power of the Press]]'' Hermione's mother is upset because Harry used Auror Teleportation, which is silent, to appear in the Grangers' backyard, startling her.
-->'''Hermione:''' Honestly, Mum, his apparation is nearly silent anyway. I suppose we could put a bell around his neck.\\
'''Emma Granger:''' Maybe some kind of siren or alarm of some kind?\\
'''Harry:''' I'm right here, you know.\\
'''Emma Granger:''' Yes, dear, we know.
* ''Fanfic/XMenTheEarlyYears'': In "Bridesmaid Dresses, Slime, and Other Horrible Things", Scott Summers ''loves'' when people pretend he isn't in the room.
-->Scott ate his dinner slowly, wondering where the Sentinels were when you really needed them. The Greys were studying him with an expression that most people reserved for rather distasteful insects. He always loved being discussed as if he wasn't even there.
* Happens to Light in ''WebVideo/DeathNoteTheAbridgedSeriesKpts4tv'' when [[JerkAss his father]] is negotiating with Mello and knows Light is listening in on the headset-[[spoiler: after Mello kidnaps Sayu]] Mr. Yagami begs Mello to kidnap Light as well:
-->'''Mr. Yagami:''' How about this? I'll give you the death note and [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero you can take my]] ''[[IHaveNoSon other]]'' [[CampGay daughter]] [[PityTheKidnapper for free!]]\\
'''Light:''' [[VisibleSilence ...]] ''(*DeathGlare*)''\\
'''Mello:''' No, no! I don't want that! I just want the death note!\\
'''Mr. Yagami:''' What if I paid you?\\
'''Mello:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I! do! not! want! Your! kids!]] Just the death note!
* In the ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'' video ''Film/TheDarkKnight vs. Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', the Avengers keep telling Franchise/{{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 Franchise/SpiderMan 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. [[TheWoobie Poor Spidey]].
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony''.
** 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.
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' gives us this in the fifth Evil Council Video:
-->'''Dartz:''' [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome I am pwoud...and honowed...to announce that we have thwee new membews.]]\\
'''Raphael:''' (re Zombie Boy) Are they gonna be even lamer than the last one?\\
'''Zombie Boy:''' I'm right here!\\
'''Raphael:''' 'Sup, Lame-o?
* In ''Webcomic/{{Guardian}}'', Wakka kids Chappu about his girlfriend Lulu carrying around a moogle doll--while Lulu is just twenty feet away practicing magic. Her next shot of Thunder topples a tree.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians''.
-->'''Jamie's mom''': Jamie? Hat? Don't want Jack Frost nipping at your nose.\\
'''Jamie''': Who's Jack Frost?\\
'''Jamie's mom''': No one, dear. It's just an expression.\\
'''Jack Frost''': Hey!
** Though, justified, as they [[InvisibleToNormals can't see Jack.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* There's a scene in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' where Gibbs, Ragetti, and Pintel freak out at the sight of the Black Spot on Jack's hand. Jack responds with "My eyesight's as good as ever."
* There's a scene in ''Franchise/StarWars [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Episode I: The Phantom Menace]]'' where Obi-Wan is trying to dissuade Qui-Gon from training the young Anakin Skywalker, repeating the Jedi Council's premonition that "the boy is dangerous". It's a shame that they're walking ''right past Anakin'' as he's arguing this.
* In ''Film/TheHammer'', Robert bitches out his coach for offering main character Jerry (an overweight, 40-year-old white guy who's in the room) a chance to compete for a shot on the U.S. Olympic boxing team. Jerry tries to point out "You know, I'm right here. I heard everything you just said."
* This happens in ''Film/{{Collateral}}'' when Vincent, the hitman antagonist, forces the lead character Max to go visit his mother in the hospital like he does every night just to keep up appearances and not appear suspicious when he's being held hostage for the night.
-->'''Max''': Don't talk to me like I'm not right here!\\
'''Max's mother''': What's he saying?\\
'''Vincent''': He says he's right here, in the room.\\
'''Max's mother''': Why yes, you are!
* In the short film ''Film/{{Blinky}}'', the protagonist's mother threatens to [[spoiler: order the titular robot to cook and clean him if he makes another mess]], while the robot is suffering from a LogicBomb-generating HeroicBSOD. [[spoiler: It turns out that, despite his freakout, Blinky was still hearing things and thus receiving orders. So the next time the protagonist made a mess...]], well, some interesting food was served.
* Invoked by Willie Scott in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'', combined with ArentYouGoingToRavishMe.
* In ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'', believing Lou to be asleep, Nick and Adam start having listing off all the reasons why Lou's life sucks and why he'd want to kill himself. Lou is not asleep, and he calls them out for it.
* ''Film/HoubaOnTheTrailOfTheMarsupilami'': While traveling on pirogue in the Palombian jungle, Dan Geraldo is recording his reportage and mentions his guide, Pablito.
-->'''Dan:''' My guide, Pablito Camaron. Puny, underfed, probably illiterate...\\
'''Pablito:''' I can hear you from that close.

* In the film ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'', the doctor has a habit of putting his name on a certain pilots flight roster but not actually going along, so he can continue to get flight pay without the danger. It backfires horribly when the plane crashes and it's immediately noticed the Doctor was a passenger, as per the flight roster. The Doctor, standing right there watching the plane crash, protests and points out he's standing right in front of them, but the other characters immediately begin ignoring him and lamenting his death.
* Aunt Marge from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', 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 ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' 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.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In the series 1 episode "Sex, Death and Nudity" of ''Series/{{Coupling}}'', an entire conversation is one of these. Jane is travelling in Steve's car to her aunt's funeral and is annoyed that somehow all of Steve's friends have invited themselves along.
-->'''Jane:''' Four of them. Four of your friends.\\
'''Steve:''' Look I explained. Susan won't let me come with you unless she brings Patrick. Patrick won't come unless Sally comes and Jeff won't back out because he's the only one who actually knew your aunt and he thinks it's unfair if he's left behind.\\
'''Jane:''' Well I think your friends have behaved appallingly and I think you should tell them that!\\
'''Steve:''' You tell them!\\
'''Jane:''' It's your job to tell them, they're your friends.\\
'''Steve:''' It'd feel stupid.\\
'''Jane:''' The very least you can do Steve, is tell them!\\
(''Camera cuts to the backseat of the car where all four of the others are crushed together.'')\\
'''Steve:''' You've all behaved appallingly.
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', ''[[CharacterTitle Kara]]'', [[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]] insults Chloe by saying she is "[[PunyEarthling just a human]]" condescendingly when she is [[CaptainObvious standing right there]]; Clark defends her by saying [[TheSmartGirl Chloe is smarter than both of them put together]].
* There was a whole episode of the ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' where this was a RunningGag.
* 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 ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'', correspondent Larry Wilmore delivers a completely deadpan parody of "[[EagleLand 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....
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** 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?"
** Also:
--->'''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-off ''Series/{{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 ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''
* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' 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.
** A season 4 episode has Linsday and Tobias being asked whether they have children, both replying "no". The camera then zooms out to show Maeby standing next to them.
* In the US ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'' 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 ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', [[JerkAss 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 ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' ("Shalom", Season 4).
** In "Grounded", [=McGee=] does this over the phone to Bishop and her husband as he gushes over her efficiency in processing a crime scene.
* Series/{{House}} does this in the third season finale while talking to Chase.
-->'''House:''' Foreman's not as easy as Cameron[[note]]to convince to return to House after quitting[[/note]], but of course, [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre who is]]?\\
''[[WhipPan camera pans across the office]]''\\
'''Cameron:''' I'm in the room!
* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' 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.
--> '''Buffy:''' You think I don't watch your movies? You always come back.\\
''Dracula disintegrates. Mist swirls and coalesces.''\\
'''Buffy:''' ImStandingRightHere.\\
''Mist dissipates.''
** Creator/JossWhedon and his staff really like this, and play it both for comedy and drama.
--->'''Xander:''' Hard for me to hear? Buffy, you wanna kill [[spoiler: Anya]]!\\
'''Buffy:''' 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.\\
'''[[TheAtoner Willow]]:''' Sitting right here...!\\
'''Xander:''' I'm sorry. But it's true.
** And over on ''Series/{{Angel}}''
--->'''Groo:''' You are truly a goddess.\\
'''Cordelia:''' Well, demonness, anyway. Sure beats horns and a tail.\\
'''Lorne:''' (offended) Hey. ImStandingRightHere.
* ''Series/GossipGirl'' 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.
** Amusingly enough, Chuck never objects to Blair's point. LampshadeHanging of the fact that the viewers [[TheScrappy hate Vanessa]]?
* ''Series/{{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.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' plays with this in the pilot.
--> '''Jayne:''' Testing. Captain, can you hear me?\\
'''Mal:''' ImStandingRightHere.\\
'''Jayne:''' [into radio] You're comin' through good and loud.\\
'''Mal:''' 'Cause ImStandingRightHere.\\
'''Jayne:''' Yeah, well, but... the transmitter's...
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In the episode "Hide", the Doctor explains what wonderful people [[TheEmpath 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?"
--->'''Rose:''' 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 title town... right in front of said war criminal. He coldly reminds them that he's "still in the room."
** In "The Magician's Apprentice", the Doctor grudgingly acknowledges Davros as his greatest enemy, right in front of the Master, who is not amused.
* Played with on ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun''. 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 ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'':
-->'''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 ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'' 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"
* ''Series/BostonLegal'' 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 ''Series/MockTheWeek'', 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 later episode featured as one of its Scenes We'd Like To See "Unlikely Things for Andy Murray to Think". This being while UsefulNotes/{{Wimbledon}} champion Andy Murray was sitting in the audience. Referenced by Creator/DaraOBriain when Creator/MiltonJones kicked things off with WhatTheHellIsThatAccent.
---> '''Dara:''' What was that?! What was that?! He's ''in the room''!
* A common gag on ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' 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.
* ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' has an instance of this trope similar to above ''Buffy'' example. One episode features a MonsterOfTheWeek that can change from a demonic-looking creature into a [[TastesLikeDiabetes 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 [[TheHero Daigo]] just shoots it.
-->'''Daigo:''' You ''do'' realize you changed right in front of me, don't you?\\
'''Debo Kyween:''' [[LampshadeHanging Crap, someone with common sense!]]
* An episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'' which had FairCop DS Devlin flirting with the crime scene tech prompted a look from his partner Ronnie that was pretty much the visual equivalent of this trope.
* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'': 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.)
* ''Series/TheMindyProject'' loves this trope. Especially concerning the sex life of anyone present in the room.
* ''Series/{{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 ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has Emma and Mary Margaret discussing the difficult life Henry has led:
-->'''Mary Margaret:''' He struggles with that most basic question that they [adopted children] all inevitably face: "Why would anyone give me up?"\\
(''Mary Margaret makes an OhCrap face as she remembers that Emma is the woman who gave Henry up'')\\
'''Mary Margaret:''' I am ''so'' sorry. I didn't mean in any way to judge you.
* Shows up hilariously in ''Series/TheWestWing'': British ambassador [[BunnyEarsLawyer 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.
* On ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', Hunter grouses to Director Coulson that he didn't mention their backup is a "killer cyborg" -- even as said cyborg is less than ten feet away, piloting the Quinjet.
-->'''Deathlok:''' You know I can hear you from up here.
** In the episode "The Man Behind The Shield", when SHIELD is attacking an enemy base, Simmons wants to chase after a lead on [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Aida]], leading to this wonderful exchange:
-->'''Fitz''': You want to go after a killer robot by yourself?
-->'''Simmons''': I'll take [[RedShirt Davis]] with me.
-->'''Fitz''': [[DeadpanSnarker Concern only slightly lessened]].
-->'''Davis''': (''standing in the doorway'') Thanks.
* On ''Series/RaisingHope'', Burt and Virginia do this to Jimmy all the time:
-->'''Burt:''' We know what it's like to have an ungrateful child.\\
'''Virginia:''' And an uncoordinated child. And an underachieving child, but we stuck around.\\
'''Jimmy:''' Mom, I'm right here.\\
'''Virginia:''' ''And'' a child with an annoying voice.
* In the ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' episode "Worse Than a Crime", Leslie objects to Jim's plan to [[EnemyMine ally with Penguin]] to bring down [[BigBad Galavan]]:
-->'''Leslie:''' You're on the run from the law. You want to attack the mayor with the help of a depraved sociopath. That's not crazy?\\
'''Penguin:''' (''standing six feet away'') I can hear you.\\
'''Leslie:''' Shh! Don't speak.
* ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'': The episode "Dorkus" has Chanel and #3 discussing which horror movie character the disfigured Melanie Dorkus reminds them of. While standing right in front of her.
* In the first season of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', this is done as the Emergency Medical Hologram's WhatMeasureIsANonHuman theme. The Doctor forcing patients to address him directly is one of the first in his CharacterDevelopment.
* Perhaps the most comedic example ever in Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000. One of the Observers[[note]] Specifically, the one played by Paul Chaplin[[/note]] comes to study the inhabitants of the SOL, [[BlatantLies claiming he will not interfere with them, as he is an impartial observer]]. He then proceeds to rattle off a series of increasingly insulting opinions about Mike and the Bots and talk about how he's disgusted by Mike in particular. He does this right in front of them, until they get sick of it and [[ThrownOutTheAirlock shove the Observer out the airlock.]] Without his brain.
--> '''Paul!Observer''': I shall now observe the ungainly peach-colored creature. His humid, fleshy extentions struggle as he attempts to dominate some simple, seemingly purposeless toy. Already a sense of pity overcomes me, and yet I am repelled by my own compassion! Although his biological makeup implies a living thing, I'm certain we will discover him to be but an animated piece of refuse or feces. But I must remain impartial and continue to study even as he mocks everything I hold dear. I hate him, and can take comfort only in my own cool detachment. He looks at me now, and no flicker of comprehension do I discern in his flat and lifeless eyes. I can only pray his tiny spinal column conveys no spot of truth, no splinter of the horrible reality that is his own soul. My god, I pray for his death! As do all things that love rightness and decency!
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. In "Goodbye Stranger", [[FallenAngel Castiel]] leaves the room and the Winchesters start discussing their suspicions about him.
-->'''Castiel:''' ''[from the next room]'' You know, I can hear you both. I ''am'' a celestial being.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Happens three times in the same sitting when Penny accuses Howard of holding out for an unrealistic fantasy woman instead of being with Bernadette, who is one of the few women who isn't creeped out by him:
--> '''Howard:''' Hey, just because you settled [nods toward Leonard] doesn't mean I have to!
--> '''Leonard:''' Excuse me, I'm sitting here!
--> '''Penny:''' Hey, I did not settle for Leonard! I mean, obviously he isn't the kind of guy I usually go out with- you know, physically.
--> '''Leonard:''' Again, I'm right here!
--> '''Penny:''' My point is, I do not judge a book by its cover. I am interested in the person underneath.
--> '''Leonard:''' [to Sheldon] I am here, right? You see me?
* On ''Series/JustShootMe'', this happens in Maya's art class when the professor goes over the students' photographs:
-->'''Martin:'''[to the class] What has Greenberg captured here? The essence of a flower, or the point of view of an aggressively average thinker?
-->'''Greenberg:''' Dude, I'm right here!
* ''Series/MillionYenWomen'': Some of the women have a quite low opinion of Shin's novels, and sometimes discuss the fact with each other, regardles of whether Shin is in the room or not.
* In ''Series/AsTimeGoesBy'', Jean laments "God, give me strength!" after Lionel is curt to the point of rude towards a [=TV=] producer in charge of greenlighting his script. When Lionel snaps "I heard that," she unabashedly replies "I hope God did!"
* In ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'', Michael Burnham explains some of Saru's species' physiology to Ash Tyler. Saru comments "they especially enjoy being referred to in the third person while present."

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** 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 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XvLJEWdIT8&feature=related 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.
--->'''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, [[LatexSpacesuit quite snug in all the right places]].\\
'''Tali:''' You know I can hear you.\\
'''Gabby:''' Ha.
** Another one appears in the 3rd game if you brought Javik to Thessia.
--->'''Liara:''' (''to Shepard'') The beacon seems to think you're a Prothean. It must be the Cipher you picked up on Feros years ago!\\
'''Javik:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Or it could be the Prothean standing next to you.]]
** 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 Shepard won't learn about it [[ExactWords from me]].\\
'''Joker:''' ...[[RightBehindMe S/He's standing right there]], isn't s/he?\\
'''Eve:''' [[BrainBleach I wish I wasn't]].
** ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' gets in on the action. In a visit to the base of LaResistance, Ryder can encounter two angara talking about Ryder's unscheduled landing on Aya, with one saying she hoped the local security force "dealt" with them. Ryder will then [[DeadpanSnarker confirm]] that the angara "dealt" with them alright (for added snakery, this can come after Jaal chews the two other angara out for being jerks).
** And another from ''Andromeda'', after Nakmor Drack's loyalty mission, Ryder can go speak to Vorn, the guy dating Drack's granddaughter. He can ask if Drack likes him, even if Drack's [[FailedASpotCheck present]].
--->'''Vorn:''' Does Drack hate me?\\
'''Drack:''' I'm standing right here. [[spoiler:And no, I don't.]]
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'' does this too:
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', 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 [[LadyKillerInLove 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 is Leliana's reaction when Alistair questions whether she is too insane to join. Doubly humorous when it turns out she actually is, "Princess stabbity, stab kill kill."
** This happens a ''lot'' in party banter in [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII 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.
** [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition The third game]] follows suit. For instance, Varric can ask Solas which of the Inquisition's upper ranks is the toughest while one of them (Cassandra) is also in the party. "That doesn't rule you out, Seeker."
* The Lutece twins in ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' discuss whether or not there's any point in asking Booker to help row the boat... whilst being within earshot, so that it would be easier to just ask him to help row the boat.
* [[HeroicMime Gordon Freeman]] of ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' 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 ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' module ''Dark Waters'', a male PC who is pursuing a relationship with Heather can cause one of these that doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. 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 ''VideoGame/BaldursGate 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, [[SarcasmMode 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.
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsHitAndRun'' - 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 ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius 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.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'': There are several times that [[LawfulStupid Steiner]] pleads with [[DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel Princess Garnet]] to return to Alexandria, usually referring to [[ChivalrousPervert 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 ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'', 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 ''VideoGame/{{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 ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'', [[spoiler:after Tails gets kidnapped by the Deadly 6]]. There's this little exchange between Sonic and [[DeadpanSnarker Orbot]]:
-->'''Orbot:''' [[spoiler: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, [[spoiler: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 ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars]]'' game, Sami's defense is... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anqDy3o9n6E&t=19m33s 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!
* ''VideoGame/PokemonSuperMysteryDungeon'' has this exchange in the epilogue:
--> '''Dedenne:''' I'm glad to have a new member! Plus, Mythical Pokémon are super rare!
--> '''Jirachi:''' Um...you do remember that you've already got one Mythical Pokémon right here? Here I am, flying, right here?
* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'': During the fifth trial, Yasuhiro is convinced that that chapter's victim is Kyoko... despite the fact that she is standing right across from him. During the debate [[ItMakesAsMuchSenseInContext about whether or not she is a ghost]], one of the white noise statements is [[SarcasmMode "I'm a ghost? Interesting..."]].
* In ''VideoGame/HolyUmbrella'', after completing a FetchQuest with the Emperor Dondera in your party:
-->'''Vegette''': Hm, guess I'll have to reassess you guys. I bet you guys could even take out the root of all evil, that damned Emperor Dondera.\\
'''Dondera''': Hey now, wait just ONE--
* In the VideoGame/RPGMaker 2000 game ''VideoGame/JaysJourney'', one NPC remarks on the attractiveness of one of your female party members:
-->'''NPC:''' Oh! That Gaia is sooooo sexy! I'd do anything to... you know... [[DoubleEntendre "get" with her.]]
-->'''Gaia:''' You know I'm right here, right?
-->'''NPC:''' Oh... I mean, uh... [[WelcomeToCorneria Welcome to Nifton!]]
* Averted in ''VideoGame/Wasteland2''. You *can* ask General Vargas what he thinks about Angela Deth (while she's in your party), and he'll respond that he thinks enough of her not to talk about her behind her back when she's right in front of him. "Oh, how's it going, Angie?"

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** Grif to Sarge:
--->'''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.
** Also when the Blues see Donut's new "lightish-red" armor:
--->'''Tucker:''' No fair, how come ''they'' get a girl?\\
'''Tex:''' You guys know I'm a chick right? And I'm standing right here.
* ''Machinima/ArbyNTheChief''
-->'''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

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/OneOverZero'', [[http://www.undefined.net/1/0/?strip=478 Petitus and Zadok try to exchange "Yo Momma" jokes]], but that falls flat because [[{{Golem}} Zadok doesn't have one]]. So they [[http://www.undefined.net/1/0/?strip=479 switch to]] "Yo [[NoFourthWall Creator]]" jokes.
* In ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'', [[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/comics/20111129.gif Donovan says it word for word!]]
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
** Sam [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/19971103 gets this treatment]] from Zoe [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/19971105 twice]].
** This is actually a running joke for Sam; even after he [[spoiler: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 ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'' Fred the Slime Mold is being harassed by SmugSnake 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.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'':
** During Schlocktoberfest 2005, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-10-24 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 ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-12-20 a girl laments that Justin is gay]] [[NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat 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.
* ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}'': [[http://spacetrawler.com/2011/06/12/spacetrawler-145/ 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 ''Webcomic/BasicInstructions'':
-->'''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 ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' Agatha and Brother Ulm discuss Krosp [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140319 right in front of him:]]
-->'''Brother Ulm:''' I can't put a ''cat'' in the confessional! They're filthy ''liars'' you know.\\
'''Agatha:''' True...\\
'''Krosp:''' '''''HEY!'''''
* In ''Webcomic/TheWotch'', Miranda recommends that Anne stop including Robin and Jason in her adventures. [[DeadpanSnarker Jason]] replies, "Gosh, how embarrassing for you, forgetting we were '''right here'''."
* [[http://maryelizabethssock.com/comic/0052-expensive-boots/ This]] from ''Mary Elizabeth's Sock''.
* ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'': Walter has this reaction when Wally wonders out loud if the Ghoul isn't leading them into a trap.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/{{Awkward}}'':
-->'''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!
* In one of the ''WebVideo/RoosterTeethShorts'', when hiring Pongo:
-->'''Burnie:''' Not to say that Pongo is some sort of token affirmative action hire; ya know, like Gus.\\
'''Gus:''' Hey!\\
'''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 ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' 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.
* {{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}} has been known to take potshots at LetsPlay/ProtonJon's sluggish and erratic update schedule in his own videos, and turns out to be completely unafraid to do it during their LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys recordings.
-->'''Chuggaa:''' On to our fourth project in the time it's taken Jon to upload five videos!\\
'''Jon:''' You are a ''dick!''
* From ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'''s ''WebVideo/CommentaryTheMusical''
-->'''Creator/NathanFillion:''' But Maurissa, you co-wrote the movie. Why not just make yourself Penny instead of Monkey-Face?\\
'''Creator/FeliciaDay:''' I'm standing right here.\\
'''Nathan Fillion:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny With a face like a monkey.]]
* In the Fine Brothers' web series ''WebVideo/MyMusic'' no one notices Metal in one episode. He gets increasingly frustrated until he walks into the room naked in desparation. He gets noticed.
* In ''Literature/TalesOfMU'', 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.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'':
-->'''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.
** After ranting and raving about how they hate [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents their families]] so much and even [[IWishedYouWereDead how they wish they were dead...]]
--->'''Pickles:''' Maybe we can take them out to dinner and get them off our backs.\\
'''Nathan:''' So what do you guys feel like eating? ([[BehindTheBlack The camera pans over to show that they were there the entire time...]])
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' had a field day with this in "Mock 5", their AffectionateParody of ''Anime/SpeedRacer''. Since [=DeeDee=] is fulfilling the roles of both [[TagalongKid Spritle]] and [[LongLostSibling 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!
* ''WesternAnimation/{{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.
* ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'': 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 ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', 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 ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', 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."
** Also:
--->'''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.
** [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E8SkinnersSenseOfSnow 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''
** In the episode "Cosmo Con", 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!!!''
** This becomes a running gag throughout the episode with multiple characters saying "Hello, I'm right here!" while Crocker is ranting next to them.
** In "Transparent", Principal Waxelplax and a teacher are at a water cooler making jokes at Crocker's expense. When Crocker reminds them that he's right beside them, [[JerkAss they just keep laughing]].
* [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 1987 Shredder]], while he watches footage of the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003 Shredder]] in ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'', 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!
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'': 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
--> '''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 ''WesternAnimation/{{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.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', "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.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': After [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]'s secret is revealed to the Justice League, they have to debate whether he can stay.
-->'''ComicBook/RedTornado:''' He does [[OlderAlterEgo possess an adult body]] and the wisdom of Solomon. \\
'''ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}:''' Wisdom does not equal maturity.\\
'''Captain Marvel:''' Hey, I'm sitting right here!
* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'': Meatwad knows better than to say anything within earshot of [[DomesticAbuser Master Shake]], but in some cases, he may just not be able to help himself.
-->'''Meatwad''': Did you just see that‽\\
'''Shake''': I'm not in the business of seeing whatever pleases you. (''leaves room'')\\
'''Meatwad''': (''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.\\
(''[[OhCrap the camera reveals Shake standing right next to Meatwad]]'')
-->'''Meatwad''': Did you hear me say that?\\
'''Shake''': [[Funny/AquaTeenHungerForce You lookin' to expand your business?]]
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 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 disgusting and deformed – like Mikey here.\\
'''Michelangelo:''' Hey!\\
* ''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.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': 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're both too rude!
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': When Cotton's wife Didi give birth to their new baby boy, Cotton decides on a name for him, with Bobby and Hank present.
-->'''Cotton''': I'm callin' him Hank! I always wanted a boy named Hank.
-->'''Hank''': Uh, Dad, Hank is ''my'' name.
-->'''Cotton''': [[TheUnfavourite Not anymore! I'm taking it back!]] ''He's'' Hank.
-->'''Hank''': ''(obviously offended)'' You can't take away a grown man's name!
-->'''Cotton''': Alright, then I'll call him GH - [[ParentalFavoritism "Good Hank"!]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' episode, "To Mar A Stall", one of the school's bathrooms has been vandalized and the Safety Patrol are gathering information about the crime scene. As O'Farrell steps up for a photo, he steps on a lever, spraying Tehama in the face. The following ensues.
-->'''Tehama:''' Can we get the water turned off before O'Farrell drowns me?\\
'''O'Farrell:''' Would you please stop referring to me in the third person? I'm standing right here!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'' episode "The First Five", when it turns out the previous Furious Five saw Master Shifu as a liability, Po repeatedly calls him "the Crane of the group" right in front of Crane. The third time it happens, Crane responds "Starting to get hurtful!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperheroSquadShow'', the two-part season two premiere "Another Order of Evil" ends with M.O.D.O.K., who is narrating the events of the episode as a bedtime story to Abomination, remarking what a loser Doom was. Doctor Doom happens to be cellmates with M.O.D.O.K. and Abomination by the end of the episode and indignantly points out to M.O.D.O.K. that he's sitting right here.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* It's common for parents to talk to other people (or to each other) 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.
* Often happens when people believe the person being discussed doesn't speak their language, but [[YouDidntAsk that person]] [[BilingualBackfire actually does]].
* This trope is especially prone to occurring on the internet, even more so if there's no reliable method to tell if a user is online or not.