Incoming!

A Stock Phrase where a character (often the Plucky Comic Relief) alerts the other character(s) of an "incoming" danger, often a large, falling object of some kind.

Expect an Oh Crap! or two on the side.

This is Truth in Television as "Incoming!" is the traditional warning call for artillery shelling about to hit a unit's area. Since this is often the deadliest form of attack, the soldiers definitely have to find cover.

Not to be confused with the 1998 game of the same name by Rage Software.


Examples:

This Very Wiki

Films — Animated
  • Veggie Tales: King George and the Ducky
    Junior Asparagus: Incoming! Boysenberry at 3 o'clock!
  • Gnomeo and Juliet has an "incoming!" followed by a flying gnome who lands lands hat-side down and the hat's point sticks in the ground.

Films — Live-Action

Live-Action TV
  • Midsomer Murders episode "The Green Man"
    Daniel Webster: Trouble.
    Cully Barnaby: What?
    Daniel Webster: Incoming. My dynamic dad.
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Catalina Caper
    TV's Frank: Frank! Incoming!
  • Babylon 5 had more than a few during the various space battles, but the prequel movie In The Beginning had the best textbook example, when a building our heroes were in was about to be attacked from orbit.
    Sheridan: HIT THE DECK!
  • Doctor Who, "World War Three" - the Doctor has Mickey launch a missile at Downing Street to stop the Slitheen.
    Soldier: What do you mean, 'incoming'?

Music

Video Games

Western Animation
  • An episode of Action League Now from KaBlam! had Melt Man yell out "Incoming!" to warn the League of a flying cinder block... after it had already hit them.
  • Transformers Animated:
    • "Transform and Roll Out!: Part One"
    Optimus Prime: Would it kill you guys to say something like, "Watch out," or, I don't know, "Heads up," or...
    Ratchet: Incoming!
    • "Mission Accomplished" - after episodes of trying and failing to convince the Elite Guard that there are still Decepticons on Earth, Optimus is asked if he has anything to say for himself. Cue Megatron blasting Starscream out of the air and right into their laps.
    Optimus: INCOMING!

Webcomics
  • Lenny does it at the end of a Sunday special in The Wotch. Of course, if you had read Accidental Centaurs before, you knew he would say that, since he crosses over both 'verses.

Truth in Television