Alice cites [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics a statistic of some sort]]. Bob, however, believes this is untrue and asks Alice to give one example of this statistic. And Alice gives an example.

Occasionally, she will give more than one. Bob may say "Alright, enough already!" or "I said ''one''!" Sometimes Bob will [[MovingTheGoalposts move the goalposts]] and ask for more than one afterward. Or, perhaps, a more GenreSavvy Bob will ask for more than one from the get-go, which is more likely (but not guaranteed) to stymie Alice.

Alternatively, Alice says "Um... there must be a million!" in a desperate effort to cover up the fact that she can't actually think of any.

!!Examples:[[note]]What do you mean, seen it already? Name one.[[/note]]


* In ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'' fanfic ''[[ dean winchester is not a nicholas sparks protagonist]]'' Dean tries to excuse his [[DistractedByTheSexy five-minute long Cas-ogling trance]] as "nature gazing." Sam doesn't buy it:
-->'''Sam''': Name like, one plant ever, Dean.
--> '''Dean''': Oak. Maple. Marijuana.

* In ''Film/UndercoverBrother'', they're discussing what party a prominent black general might run for President under. One character suggests he might go Republican:
-->'''Conspiracy Brother''': Name one thing the Republican party has ever done for us!\\
'''Smart Brother''': They're the party of Lincoln. He freed the slaves.\\
'''Conspiracy Brother''': Okay, name ''two things lately''!
* [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian "Apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the freshwater system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?"]]
** Brought peace.
*** Oh, ''peace''? Shut up!
* ''Film/MajorLeague'' (in the commercial but not the movie) and its sequel (in the actual movie):
-->'''Jake''': That ball wouldn't have been out in a lot of parks.\\
'''Ricky''': Name one.\\
'''Jake''': Yellowstone.
* In ''Film/TheSantaClause 2'', Lucy, Scott's ex-wife's daughter by her current husband and to whom Scott is an HonoraryUncle (correctly) thinks he's Santa because he owns a reindeer. He tries to dissuade her by saying plenty of people own reindeer, and she challenges him to name five. He can't, but covers by saying that all of those people live in Finland, and he can't pronounce their names (neither Lucy [[EvenTheDogIsAshamed nor the reindeer]] are convinced by this).
* ''Film/DrDolittle'': Used when the good doctor and his dog Lucky try to convince a suicidal tiger that there are popular tigers in pop culture.
---> '''Tiger:''' Okay. Name one.\\
'''Dolittle:''' ...\\
'''Lucky:''' How 'bout Tony?\\
'''Dolittle:''' ...Tony the cereal tiger?\\
'''Lucky:''' What? I didn't hear ''you'' come up with anything.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'': "When was the last time you cared about something except yourself, hot rod? You name me one time, and I will take it all back."

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Acapulco H.E.A.T.'' episode "Code Name: Frame-Up"
-->'''Mike Savage:''' Who'd want to work with you?
-->'''Ashley:''' I can think of lots of people.
-->'''Mike:''' Name one.
-->'''Ashley:''' Mike Savage.
-->'''Mike:''' You got me there, didn't you.
* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' episode "Beach Blanket Brandon"
-->'''Scott Scanlon:''' Name one thing fun about Oklahoma.
-->'''David Silver:''' I'll betcha not one girl there has ever met a California stud before.
* ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' episode "A Change of Face"
-->'''Samantha:''' He's got very good features.
-->'''Endora:''' Name one.
-->'''Samantha:''' Well, he has a nice firm jaw.
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''
-->'''Gloria:''' Name one thing you got me that ever made me feel special.
-->'''Harley:''' Tires. Steel belted.
* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' episode "Someday My Prince Will Come"
-->'''Sam Malone:''' There was only one reason why you ever went out with me and that was because of my looks.
-->'''Diane Chambers:''' Not entirely.
-->'''Sam:''' Yes entirely. Name one other reason why anyone would go out with me? Come on, name one. You can't, can you?
-->'''Diane:''' [mockingly] No Sam, I can't.
* In the ''Series/CornerGas'' episode "Lacey Borrows":
-->'''Oscar Leroy:''' Horror movies are stupid. Name one good horror movie you've seen.
-->'''Brent Leroy:''' I can't.
-->'''Oscar:''' See? They're all stupid.
-->'''Brent:''' No. I just haven't seen one.
** Also:
-->'''Oscar:''' Give me one good reason why I can't build my own coffin.
-->'''Emma:''' Okay.
-->''(Montage of shoddy woodworking projects Oscar has done)''
-->'''Oscar:''' I said one.
* ''{{Series/Extras}}'' episode "Orlando Bloom"
-->'''Keith Chegwin:''' Black people aren't funny.
-->'''Andy Millman:''' Black people ''are'' funny, Keith.
-->'''Keith:''' Name one black person that's funny.
-->'''Andy:''' I can name you loads of black people that are funny... Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy.
-->'''Keith:''' British.
-->'''Andy:''' Don't change the rules halfway through.
* ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' episode "War Stories"
-->'''Mal:''' [about Zoe] There's plenty orders a'mine that she didn't obey.
-->'''Wash:''' Name one!
-->'''Mal:''' She married you!
* ''Series/{{Friends}}''
-->'''Phoebe:''' [[MinorFlawMajorBreakup You name one woman that you broke up with for a real reason]].
-->'''Chandler:''' Maureen Rosilla.
-->'''Ross:''' "'Cause she doesn't hate Yanni" is not a real reason.
** When Phoebe becomes a surrogate mother of triplets, he wants to name one of the babies Joey or Chandler:
--->'''Joey:''' You gotta pick Joey! I mean, name one famous person named Chandler.\\
'''Chandler:''' Creator/RaymondChandler.\\
'''Joey:''' [[EskimosArentReal Someone you didnít make up!]]
* ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet''
-->'''Det. John Munch:''' Name one miracle that's happened in your lifetime.
-->'''Det. Stan Bolander:''' How 'bout the fact that I haven't killed you yet?
* ''Series/{{Hollyoaks}}''
-->'''Declan:''' Name me one band with two singers.
-->'''Steph Dean:''' Music/TheBeatles.
-->'''Declan:''' Apart from The Beatles.
-->'''Steph:''' Oasis. Oh, and Abba!
-->'''Declan:''' Do we look like Abba?
* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S09E07Hobgoblins episode covering the film]] ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'', what starts as Crow's counterpoint to the film's portrayal of females turns into a conspiracy-ladden documentary where he wonders whether women even exist in the first place.
-->'''Mike:''' Y'know, Crow, you ''do'' know women, what about [[MadScientist Pearl?]]\\
'''Crow:''' (''{{beat}}'') Okay, so ''one'' woman exists, does that mean ''all'' women exist?\\
'''Mike:''' (''to camera'') We'll be right back.\\
'''Crow:''' Name me one other woman, go ahead!\\
'''Mike:''' Well, I... (''[[TheSmurfettePrinciple trails off into confusion]]'')
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''
-->'''Caitlin Todd:''' Hmm. Well, I hate to break it to you, Tony, but Gibbs can be wrong sometimes.
-->'''Anthony [=DiNozzo=]:''' Name one.
-->'''Caitlin:''' The man's been married, like, four times.
* ''Series/NewsRadio'' episode "Movie Star"
-->'''Dave Nelson:''' I'll have you know that a lot of intellectual people watch television.
-->'''Lisa Miller:''' Oh, really? Name one.
-->'''Dave:''' Dave Nelson.
* ''Series/PressGang''
-->'''Kenny:''' There are lots of people I don't like. [snip]
-->'''Lynda:''' Name one. [snip]
-->'''Kenny:''' Oh, I don't like Mr. Cavendish the maths teacher.
-->'''Lynda:''' Well, nobody likes him, he's a half-dead, senile, old psychopath!
-->'''Kenny:''' Oh Lynda, he's not that bad.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
-->'''Gen. Hammond:''' Are you saying Colonel O'Neill has, somehow, regressed more than 30 years overnight?
-->'''Dr. Jackson:''' Stranger things have happened.
-->'''Teal'c:''' Name but one.
-->'''Dr. Jackson:''' Well, there was [[ContinuityNod the time he got really old, the time he became a caveman, the time we all swapped bodies...]]
-->'''Gen. Hammond:''' Thank you, Dr. Jackson, I get the point.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Civil Defense," Quark challenges Odo to name a more devious Ferengi than him. Odo responds with Grand Nagus Zek, Daimon Tye, Quark's brother Rom, his uncle Frin, his cousin Gaila...
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': "Terra Nova."
-->'''Trip:''' Every school kid on Earth had to learn about the famous Vulcan expeditions.
-->'''T'Pol:''' Name one.
-->'''Trip:''' ''({{beat}})'' History was never my best subject.
* {{Invoked}} in ''Series/YesPrimeMinister'':
-->'''Hacker:''' If he does say that lots of people want to know the answer to that question, say, "Name six." That'll fix him. He'll never be able to remember more than two.
* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'':
-->'''Roseanne''': I got plenty of reasons to dump you.
-->'''Dan''': Name one.
-->'''Roseanne''': You're a compulsive list-maker.
-->'''Dan''': [[IResembleThatRemark Name two]].
-->'''Roseanne''': Shut up.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
-->'''Leonard:''' ''(to [[InsufferableGenius Sheldon]], when he's [[SuperOCD freaking out]] about Penny's unsanitary chair)'' You do this all the time. You fixate on some crazy idea and then blow it way out of proportion.
-->'''Sheldon:''' Name one time I've ever done that.
-->'''Leonard:''' ''(gives him a disbelieving look, as do Raj and Howard)'' How about when you put GPS trackers in your garbage because you were convinced North Korean spies were stealing your doodles? The chicken nuggets that you were sure were human nuggets? The strangely-shaped cloud that was following you around town? The time you put my shirt on by mistake [[SarcasmMode and were sure you started]] ''growing'' [[SarcasmMode again!]]
-->'''Sheldon:''' ''({{Beat}})'' I said name ''one.'' You really need to work on your listening skills.
* From ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'':
-->'''Josh:''' There are more important things then kissing girls.
-->'''Drake:''' Name two.
-->'''Josh:''' ''(sadly)'' I can't!
* An early ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode:
-->'''Dean:''' I love kids!
-->'''Sam:''' Name three children that you even know. ''(Dean scratches his head, Sam walks off)''
-->'''Dean:''' I'm thinking!

[[folder: Radio]]
* In the ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresDoubleActs'' episode "The Wroxton Box", Percy tries to downplay the fact he's taking a train to Oxford as entirely normal. Alec challenges him to name one time he's done it before. He comes up with one ... only it was years ago.
-->'''Alec''': All right, name another.
-->'''Percy''': Well, if you're going to be like that, we'll be here all day.
-->'''Alec''': You see, I'm not sure we would.

[[folder: Stand-Up Comedy]]
* Creator/GeorgeCarlin, after wondering why when it's a human it's an abortion, and when it's a chicken it's an omelette, posits that "chickens are decent people", then challenges the audience:
-->Name six ways we're better than chickens! ({{Beat}}) See, nobody can do it! Y'know why? 'Cuz chickens are decent people!

[[folder: Web Original]]
* Variation: in ''[[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheRecollection Red vs. Blue: Reconstruction]]'', Washington asks the Red and Blue teams to name just one thing that ever happened to them that wasn't preceded by a call to command, or getting a new team member or piece of equipment. The difference here is that no one says anything, because nothing ever ''did'' happen.
* In ''WebVideo/JojosBizarreAdventureAbridged'', Jotaro notes that the reason Dio's so mean is because [[LonersAreFreaks he doesn't have any friends]].
-->'''Dio''': I got friends... I got lots of friends.
-->'''Jotaro''': Oh, yeah?
-->'''Dio''': Yeah!
-->'''Jotaro''': Oh, really?
-->'''Dio''': Yeah! Yeah, that's right!!
-->'''Jotaro''': Okay, name ''one''.
-->'''Dio''': I can name ''seven''!! There's... there's Stan... and... and Gavin... Muhammad... another Muhammad... Bro Josh... Franchise/{{Robocop}}...
-->'''Jotaro''': (interrupts) You're not friends with Robocop.
-->'''Dio''': (angry) Yes I am! It says so on Website/{{Facebook}}!!
-->'''Jotaro''': Facebook doesn't count!
-->'''Dio''': Yes it does!!
* From the WebVideo/{{Bum Review|s}} of [[Anime/TheBorrowerArrietty The Secret Life of Arrietty]] while Chester A. Bum is pretending to be two separate people:
--> [[GenreSavvy Every time a character goes through an operation they always come out okay.]]
--> Not always.
--> Name five!
--> Okay. ''(counts on hand)'' Shut the hell up, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch Bitch.]]

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* A variation on the phrase from ''[[ Spiderman 3: How It Should Have Ended]]''
-->'''Spider-Man:''' This is my third movie ... You think they're gonna kill me off? No! Look, do you know of ''any'' movies where they kill the title character off at the end?
-->'''Eddie Brock:''' Film/DonnieDarko. Film/OldYeller. Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet.
-->'''Spider-Man:''' [[TooDumbToLive Yeah, I didn't think so!]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* One ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' strip subverts it. [[{{Jerkass}} Lothar]] asks Virus and Harry to give them five reasons they should help them out. They start to answer, then after a beat ask why ''five''. Lothar says because it's less likely they can come up with that many reasons.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
** From "Ocean's Three and a Half"
-->'''Brian:''' Wow, [[OneWomanSong a song named after a girl]]. There aren't a million of those already.
-->'''Stewie:''' Name twenty.
-->'''Brian:''' [[Music/{{Toto}} Rosanna]], [[Music/ThePolice Roxanne]], [[Music/TheBeatles Michelle]], [[Music/ElvisCostello Alison]], [[Music/ThinLizzy Sarah]], [[Music/TheRollingStones Angie]], [[LookingGlass Brandy]], [[Music/BarryManilow Mandy]], [[Music/{{U2}} Gloria]], [[Music/SimonAndGarfunkel Cecilia]], [[Music/RodStewart Maggie May]], [[Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand Jessica]], [[Music/FrankSinatra Nancy]], [[Music/TheBeachBoys Barbara Ann]], [[Music/MichaelJackson Billie Jean]], [[Music/EricClapton Layla]], [[Music/TheKinks Lola]], [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Polly]], [[Music/MyChemicalRomance Helena]], [[Music/JenniferLopez Jenny from the Block]]
-->'''Stewie:''' Name six more.
-->'''Brian:''' [[Music/FrankieValliAndTheFourSeasons Sherry]], [[Music/ScissorSisters Laura]], [[Music/TheBeachBoys Wendy]], [[{{Music/Blondie}} Maria]], [[Music/BuddyHolly Peggy Sue]], [[Music/CabCalloway Minnie the Moocher]].
-->'''Stewie:''' Name five more.
-->'''Brian:''' [[{{Mogwai}} Tracy]], [[RodMcKuen Jean]], [[Music/BarenakedLadies Jane]], [[Series/EurovisionSongContest Mary Ann]], [[Music/TheBeatles Eleanor Rigby]].
-->'''Stewie:''' Go [[SoundEffectBleep [bleep]]] yourself.
** From "Fresh Heir"
-->'''Brian:''' Look, Carter. I suppose you're entitled to do what you want, but, you know, I'm just saying if it were me, I would give all the money to charity.
-->'''Carter:''' Oh yeah? Which charity?
-->'''Brian:''' Well, there are just so many that do such great work.
-->'''Carter:''' Name just one.
-->'''Brian:''' Um... well, you know. Poor... Green... Whale... Guns... Books?
-->'''Carter:''' You are such a fraud. ''[Cut to a green whale holding a gun and a book]''
-->'''Whale:''' Why won't anyone help us?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
-->'''Homer:''' Marge, name one successful person in life who ever lived without air conditioning.
-->'''Marge:''' Balzac!
-->'''Homer:''' No need for potty mouth just because you can't think of one.
** Also from Bart the Lover:
-->'''Homer:''' Can you believe it!? Pretty soon, I'll be able to quit my job and live off the boy!
-->'''Marge:''' What? Name me one person who's gotten rich by doing yo-yo tricks!
-->'''Homer's Brain:''' Creator/DonaldTrump? ... No. Arnold Palmer? ... No. Creator/BillCosby! ... No.
-->'''Homer:''' D'oh!
** From "I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
-->'''Marge:''' You miss way too many precious moments in the children's lives.
-->'''Homer:''' What?! Name 12.
-->'''Bart:''' Well, just this week, there's been field day, picking me up from the airport...
-->'''Lisa:''' And the Father/Daughter Dance...
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'':
-->'''Upchuck:''' You'll be back. They ''all'' come back.
-->'''Jane:''' Name two.
-->'''Upchuck:''' ....I could!
* From the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' SuperheroEpisode:
-->'''Leela''': Are you crazy? We have to keep our secret identities secret.\\
'''Fry''': From everybody?\\
'''Leela''': Especially from everybody.\\
'''Fry''': Give several reasons why.\\
'''Leela''': For one, superheroes cause a lot of collateral damage, and [[HeroInsurance we don't wanna get our butts sued]].\\
'''Fry''': Or do we? No, I guess not.\\
'''Leela''': Also, if our identities get out, [[HilaritySues every crook in the city will be after us]]. Or, God forbid, our loved ones.\\
'''Bender''': Superking has no need for loved ones. *kicks an orphan who asks him for an autograph*
* Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' has this between Doc Hodson and Lightning [=McQueen=].
* In ''TheMagicSchoolBus'' episode on recycling:
-->'''Phoebe''': But Wanda, think about all the good things that recycling does.\\
'''Wanda''': Okay Phoebe, name three.\\
'''Phoebe''': Well, um, I just know there'However,
However, the class soon learns that recycling saves resources, results in less trash, and minimizes the need for landfills.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Dr. Robotnik challenges Sonic to name one mistake he's made. Sonic names two: [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Scratch and Grounder]], who pop out when they hear their names being called. Robotnik concedes the point.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' Shake and Meatwad are reminiscing. Frylock asks them if they remember the time he saved their asses. Shake says "Name one time! One!". Cue a montage of Frylock saving them dozens of times set to Music/AndrewWK's "Party Party Party".