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-> ''"Ok folks, show's over, nothing to see here, show's... OH MY GOD! A horrible plane crash! Hey everybody, get a load of this flaming wreckage! Come on, crowd around, crowd around, don't be shy, crowd around..."''
-->-- '''Chief Wiggum''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

The standard line used by police officers or TheMenInBlack keeping people away from something interesting.

It's usually a case of BlatantLies and often used in {{Suspiciously Specific Denial}}s.

Compare IWasNeverHere.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'': When Akari summons a giant demonic castle on school grounds [[SeriousBusiness for the last event of the festival]], the festival announcer can be heard saying "This is just a demonstration, please do not worry..."


[[folder: Films -- Animated ]]

* Invoked in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' by Mr. Ray to keep the fish away from a fight brewing between Nemo and his OverprotectiveDad Marlin.


[[folder: Films -- Live-Action ]]

* Used by the ''Film/MenInBlack'' to uphold their {{Masquerade}}. Thanks to the [[LaserGuidedAmnesia neuralyzer]], the people believe it.
* Parodied in ''Film/TheNakedGun'', where Frank Drebin tries to do this in front of an exploding fireworks factory.
** Also parodied earlier in the film - a police officer tries to direct a tiny (read: two people) crowd away from a pier like this. It's not working. Made all the funnier because he says "There's nothing to see here. Move along. Keep moving." all the time.
* Uttered by Porky Pig at the end of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit?'' as the original form of his catch phrase, "Th-th-th-th-that's all, folks!"
* ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[MentorArchetype Obi-Wan]] uses a JediMindTrick on a Stormtrooper to convince him to believe "These are not the droids you're looking for". The weak-minded storm trooper is then "convinced" to tell them to "Move along".
* ''Film/IronMan1'': One way to look at Tony Stark's reaction to when Pepper Potts first sees him with the Iron Man suit.
-->'''Tony''': Let's face it, this is not the worst thing you've caught me doing.
-->'''Pepper''': Are those bullet holes?
* ''Film/ChildrenOfMen''. Works more effectively when the police officer has an AngryGuardDog snapping at your heels.
* ''Film/TheDarkTower2017''. The line is used by ''The'' [[DarkIsEvil Man in Black]] when he uses his CompellingVoice to make [[YouHaveFailedMe two incompetent minions kill each other]], then to stop the shocked bystanders from interfering. He then adds that [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt they ain't seen nothing yet]].


[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'': Used by Sergeant Colon when a dragon is attacking the city. He follows it up with "Haven't you got homes to go to?", which even he realises isn't as rhetorical as he'd like.
* ''Literature/InDeath'': Peabody says this in ''Vengeance In Death'', and then says to Eve, "IAlwaysWantedToSayThat".


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* One of the catch phrases of the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' guys, often with a put-on [[{{Oireland}} Irish]] [[OfficerOHara accent]].
** Subverted in one episode where they did "Alright, gather 'round, folks, show's just startin'..."
* Used in ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'' when the rich elf dies.
** Made more amusing by the exact wording used:
--> '''Sheriff''': MoveAlongNothingToSeeHere... just a dead elf, wings ain't flapping anymore...
* Used by the Judoon in ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''. A rhino-man with a DeathRay has arrested a [[GrandTheftMe Grand-Theft-Me]]-expert reptile-man, while GrayGoo swarms the building. Nobody's fooled.
* Used in ''Series/{{Community}}'' by Security Guard Chang as he ropes off a "crime" scene (a yam was squashed). [[DeadpanSnarker Jeff]] comments that it's the first time that sentence has actually been true.


[[folder: Music ]]

* Used as part of the bridge to [[Music/TheyMightBeGiants John Linnell's]] song "South Carolina":
-->''Move around, folks\\
Push her back there\\
Move along, show's over folks\\
Let him breathe, step lively\\
Move around, folks\\
Push her back there\\
Move along, show's over folks\\
Let him breathe, step lively''
* Used as part of the chorus to the Music/{{Radiohead}} song "Gagging Order":
-->''Move along, there's nothing left to see\\
Just a body, pouring down the street\\
Move along, there's nothing left to see\\
Just a body, nothing left to see''


[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* Done in a ''[[ComicStrip/TheFarSide Far Side]]'' cartoon by a zebra trying to get its herd away from a lion kill of another zebra.
* During a small story segment, ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' has this. [[spoiler:Dilbert is assigned to a "fun and valuable" project, and takes Dogbert's advice to crush the opposition. He was one of the guys.]]


[[folder: New Media ]]

* Used on the Recent Changes page of Wiki/ThisVeryWiki when the database isn't working.
* Used on [[http://slashdot.org/ slashdot]] when a posting's comment page hasn't been generated yet.


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* A gritty version used by the Texas Rangers in the TabletopGame ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'': "Show me where you ''didn't'' see Aunt Millie climb up outta her grave. I got some carvin' to do."


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'' has an officer use it four times in a row, and April responds in a different way each time. The first three times, the player chooses the order, but the fourth gets cut off when the officer gets fed up.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': Before they start shooting on sight, this is one of the stock phrases used by City 17's metrocops to shoo away the player.
* Commonly said by members of the Onett police force in ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', although they tend to mix up the word order after repeating it too many times.
* The Protectrons in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' say this ... when they aren't shooting FrickinLaserBeams at you.
* ''VideoGame/{{Spore}} Hero'':
-->'''Corshty''': What are you, a detective? NothingToSeeHere. Move along.
* ''VideoGame/VegaStrike'' has "Nothing to see here citizen, move along." as one of [[WelcomeToCorneria communication phrases]] from [[StateSec Homeland Security]] units.
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'':
-->'''[[AxeCrazy HK-47]]''': [[VerbalTic Statement:]] [[BlatantLies Just a simple droid here, m'am.]] Nothing to see. Move along.
* ''[[Creator/WillWright Sim Copter]]'': All of the megaphone announcements under 'Disperse'.
* A Toad in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' delivers this line, and then declares "I'm on [[{{Pun}} CLOUD]] control!" Yes, it's at the start of a cloud-heavy stage.
* The special [[PoliceBrutality Riot Police unit]] in ''[[VideoGame/EmpireEarth Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest]]'' will sometimes say exactly this when given a movement command. For bonus points, they also have MindControl powers.
* ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'': One of the random thoughts that you get while [[MindReading reading the mind]] of a policeman is "Move along, nothing to see here! I sure like saying that!"


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' when [[spoiler:[[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=694 Jack Hyland]]]] running from monitors jumps out of a window it's "Nothing to see here, kids.. Go back to your educations!" Owwkay, it's a first-floor window, but still.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'', the Werewolf of London, Ontario has his own unique version of this.
-->'''London:''' Move along, nothing to see here! Well, okay, there is, but catch it on YouTube later!


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'': "Stand back everyone, nothing here to see! Just imminent danger, in the middle of it, me!"
* Used by ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' in "Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon."


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Police Chief Clancy Wiggum in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', as seen in the page quote.
** Also, in "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment," a parade float honoring Irish police is escorted by several of them, all saying things along the lines of this {{trope}}.
** In "Marge Gets a Job" Groundskeeper Willie says, "Go back to class, lad! Nothin' to see here!" to Bart while wrestling a timber wolf in the halls of Springfield Elementary.
* This was Officer Barbrady's CatchPhrase in the early seasons of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': "Move along, people. Nothing to see here. Go home, you looky-loos." He was even saying it during the Apocalypse in ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut''.
** In the episode where a HumanPopsicle was found and taken to Maphesto's laboratory, Officer Barbrady was using his CatchPhrase until someone asked him about said HumanPopsicle. Officer Barbrady then admitted there was something to see and stepped aside for the others to see.
* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', in which the police dig up an inflatable doll belonging to one of Cleveland's friends: "It's a sex doll. I repeat, it's a sex doll. Something to see here folks, something to see here."
* Invoked by Mr. Nezzer and Mr. Lunt as police officers "Fish" and "Chips" respectively in the ''[[{{WesternAnimation/VeggieTales}} VeggieTales]]'' AffectionateParody ''[[SherlockHolmes Sheerluck Holmes]]''. It also counts as their CatchPhrase -- It's just about all they say in the show (Mr. Nezzer says "Move along!" and Mr. Lunt adds, "Nothing to see here!"). Mr. Lunt even shouts from off screen when Mr. Nezzer says his part.
** It's even on the cover of the DVD -- Mr. Nezzer and Mr. Lunt are shown wrapped in police tape that says it.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' (pictured above), when the Smith family goes to a CIA fair, one of the booths has a banner that says this trope.