->''"Say '[[Literature/TheRaven Nevermore]],'" said Shadow.''\\
''"Fuck you," said the raven.''
-->-- ''Literature/AmericanGods''

This is the usual response most people have when they hear a comment or joke they've heard a million times or more; particularly when said remark has long since stopped being funny, and moved past tiresome. For instance, when a person mentions Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}, they might mention that he talks to fish, and nothing else. The reaction of a comic fan? "Gee, I've never heard that one before".

The recipient of the joke may also simply say, "[[IfItWasFunnyTheFirstTime It wasn't funny the first hundred times]]."

A variant is when a person can just ''tell'' that his new acquaintance is ''dying'' to drop that line, and says with resignation, "Go ahead; just say it. I ''know'' you're thinking it."

Often subverted by having a character who really ''has'' never heard that joke before.

TruthInTelevision: This happens in RealLife to people with distinctive or UnfortunateNames. Or people with names linked to something with pop cultural significance. Or, Heaven forbid, a PunnyName. Or another obvious distinguishing feature: for example, working at a company that has the same name. Can lead to anger if done too frequently or the wishes of the person on the receiving end to cut it out already aren't respected. The person who says this may be a PhraseCatcher or have a RealJokeName.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* There's a whole episode of ''Zoku Anime/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' about this trope, as well as a chapter in the manga.
--> "You may think it's funny but I have heard it a million times before."

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Fathom}}'' has a military officer with the most unfortunate rank ever.
-->'''Major Drumm:''' I'm Major Drumm.\\
'''Judith:''' Seriously? Like a drum ma--\\
'''Major Drumm:''' I've heard it. Every variation.
* The miniseries ''ComicBook/SupermanSecretIdentity'' has the protagonist [[LikeRealityUnlessNoted living in our world]], who begins to develop the identical powers of Superman. His name's Clark. Clark Kent. Yes, like the ComicBook. Some of his co-workers set him up on a blind date with a woman named Lois. Apparently she has been set up with several Clarks in the past, while Clark has been set up with a number of Loises, along with a few Lanas and at least one Cat. This Clark and Lois, however, end up HappilyMarried during the course of the story.
* ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'' has a protagonist named Yorick. [[{{Hamlet}} Alas]].
-->'''Victoria:''' ''[as she is preparing to execute him] "Alas, poor Yorick..."\\
'''Yorick:''' Gee, never heard that one before... you fucking '''''[[DefiantToTheEnd TWAT!]]'''''.
* ''ComicBook/{{Starman}}'': From one of The Shade's journal entries detailing the time he was hired by [[EccentricMillionaire Howard Hughes]] to fight a series of Creator/LewisCarroll characters that had been sent after him by [[{{Film/Freaks}} Tod]] [[Literature/TheUnholyThree Browning]]:
-->'''[[HardboiledDetective Mild]]:''' You know what a mock turtle is?\\
'''Shade:''' It's a soup, of course. And a creature... A make-believe creature from the ''[[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Alice]]'' books.\\
'''Mild:''' ''Well, a not so make-believe Mock Turtle attacked Mr. Hughes here two days gone. The creature was big and mean. Killed three of Mr. Hughes' guards before the rest got Mr. Hughes to safety.\\
'''Shade:''' A mock turtle. Indeed how--\\
'''Mild:''' If you say curious, I swear I'll take a swing at you. Anybody who's done any reading in their time and then learns of what's going on says that. And they all say it like they've just been crowned the King or Queen of Witty Remarks and no one has thought to say it before them. The other day I had to hold back from kicking Creator/KatharineHepburn in the teeth when she opened her mouth to say it.
* From the ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} and ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} issue of ''[[ComicBook/{{Avengers}} A]] + [[ComicBook/XMen X]]'':
-->'''Deadpool:''' Nice shootin', [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Legola...]] Wait, how often do people call you Legolas?\\
'''Hawkeye:''' [[Film/TheAvengers2012 All the time]].\\
'''Deadpool:''' Nice shootin', [[Film/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]!\\
'''Hawkeye:''' Heard it.\\
'''Deadpool:''' ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''! The girl from ''Brave''!\\
'''Hawkeye:''' Sorry, man.\\
'''Deadpool:''' The [[Disney/RobinHood fox version]] of Myth/RobinHood!\\
'''Hawkeye:''' Sure.
* In the limited series ''Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus: Negative Exposure'', the warden of Riker's Island is named Warden James Warden; when the photographer who arrives to interview ComicBook/DoctorOctopus mentions the irony of that, the warden says, "Yeah, like I've never heard ''that'' before".

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}'' has a ladybug who's sick of being told to fly away home. She's so angry about it, [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Albert mistakes her for a Bengal tiger]].
* One series of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strips focused on a SchoolPlay about the food groups. Calvin asks Suzie what she's playing, she responds "I'm 'Fat'", and of course Calvin says "No, I mean in the play." The last panel shows Calvin [[MegatonPunch laid out on the ground]] and Suzie screaming "''ANYONE '''ELSE''' WANNA SAY IT?!''"
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Mafalda}}'', the character Libertad (whose name, of course, means Liberty) is a really short girl, half the height of the other characters of her age. When she first meets Mafalda, she introduces herself, waits a beat, and adds "Did you already reach your stupid conclusion? Everybody reaches the same stupid conclusion when they meet me."
* One ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip has a guest on a TV show Garfield is watching who has two heads. This trope is his BerserkButton.
-->'''Host:''' Ever hear the expression, "Two heads are better than one"?!\\
'''Guest:''' Ever hear it '''eight gazillion times a day?'''\\
'''Garfield:''' [[CaptainObvious I think he hit a nerve.]]

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* From ''FanFic/ACureForLove'':
-->'''[[Manga/DeathNote L]]:''' Just go to sleep. You... ha, you go out like a [[PunnyName light.]]\\
'''Light:''' I've heard them all before, L, and they weren't funny the first time.
* ''Fanfic/TheManWithNoName'' has this:
-->'''BigBad!''' You cannot escape, Doctor!\\
'''[[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]]:''' I can't begin to tell you how often I've heard that line over the centuries.
* In ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'', when the prosecution tries to pull a classic cop-out:
-->'''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Trixie]]:''' That doesn't change anything at all! Whether she heard or saw it doesn't make any difference.\\
'''[[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix]]:''' If got a dime for every time I heard that one!
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8966727/4/Vengeance-from-the-grave Vengeance from the Grave]]'', a disguised Harry chats with Susan Bones, who mentions studying for her Charms Mastery.
-->'''Harry:''' And are you?\\
'''Susan:''' Am I what?\\
'''Harry:''' Charming.\\
'''Susan:''' Oh, HAH-HAH! That's a riot. Gee, I've never heard that one before.
* Inverted in ''FanFic/DirtySympathy'', Apollo and Klavier make the jokes on their names to get it over with.
-->'''Apollo:''' Apollo Justice. I know. I should at least be taller.\\
'''Klavier:''' I count myself lucky that my parents named me in the living room. And that they had a piano. Otherwise Kaffeemaschine Gavin would have been a real possibility.
* In ''Fanfic/ConnectingTheDots'', [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Uchiha Sasuke]] uses Tsukiyomi on [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Robin]] and forces him to relive the deaths of his family. However, by this time Robin's been forced through this memory so many times that it no longer bothers him, and uses the time inside the illusion to [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath Talk The Monster To Death]].
* In the ''Fanfic/ThisTimeRound'' story "Plot and Loophole" by Vicky J, characters who say things like "So you're a librarian. You must get to do a lot of reading" to her AuthorAvatar tend to be attacked by [[Literature/{{Discworld}} orang-utans]] and [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Watchers]].
* ''Fanfic/CatTales'': Greg "Giggles" [[Series/TheBradyBunch Brady]], a former Joker henchman being hired to bartend at the Iceberg Lounge, admits his real name to his new boss. Penguin finally says it sounds familiar, and is not surprised when Brady replies that "I've heard all the jokes, sir."
* In "[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11951614/1/Not-Those-Gates Not Those Gates]]", a ''Series/{{Castle}}'' fic set after the series finale, Captain Victoria Gates assures Kate Beckett that she knows everyone calls her "Iron Gates", and that [[InsultBackfire she's actually rather proud of the name]]; "It pays tribute to my tenacity."
* ''Fanfic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'' (a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic): When introducing himself to some of his fellow future Bearers, Wind Breaker adds "And yes, I’ve heard all the jokes, so please don’t start." Vix-Lei is noticeably disappointed at being preemptively cut off. [[spoiler:Later subverted by the human Applejack when she hears his name and asks “Your folks named you after a coat?” Wind Breaker has never heard that version and, as he admits to himself, had never ''heard'' of a type of coat called that before, so he wasn't expecting it.]] He comments on it again in ''Picking Up the Pieces'' when the pony he's given his name to starts snickering, only to be told they were laughing about something else.
* The main character of ''Fanfic/HopToIt'' is named Jacquelyn Smith, after ''Series/CharliesAngels'' star Jaclyn Smith, and no one over the age of forty will let her forget it, leading her to go by the name Jack instead.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'':
** Freeza has been keeping track of things that would-be heroes (or just empire topplers) have said to him before trying to kill him; even "We're going to f*** your FACE!!" has come up twelve times. This is then subverted in Episode 27, when Goku shows up.
--->'''Goku:''' So are you that Freezer guy?\\
'''Freeza:''' I am ''Lord Freeza'', yes.\\
'''Goku:''' Awesome! I'm-a deck you in the schnoz!\\
'''Freeza:''' ...I'm sorry, that's a new one.
** In Episode 33, Trunks [[{{Foreshadowing}} reacts this way]] after Freeza boasts about his cyborg enhancements.
** In Episode 43, Cell reacts this way after [[YouMonster being called a monster.]]
--->'''Cell:''' Oh, "I'm a monster!" Haven't heard that one screamed at me today.
* In ''WebVideo/FinalFantasyVIIMachinabridged'', when [[MadScientist Hojo]] assumes AVALANCE is an AnimalWrongsGroup breaking into his lab.
--->'''Hojo:''' Oh-ho-ho-ho! So, what'll it be ''this'' time? "They deserve to be free"? "They have feelings too"? Or my personal favorite, "They have a name"?
* In ''WebVideo/DeathNoteTheAbridgedSeriesKpts4tv'', Light Yagami experiences some severe SanitySlippage after being the butt of a certain fan joke one too many times:
-->'''Light:''' [[TalkingToHimself Hey Light do you know what your name spells backwards? Oh I don’t know what is it? It's Imagay! It's Imagay! Lol Lol! Lol!]]
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony:''
** In "The Pet Games", the Duck is introduced with a subtitle reading "Has Heard All the Jokes Before".
** In "For Glorious Mother Equestria", when the doctor returns with a diagnosis, Twilight quips "Doctor, doctor, give me the news!" (referencing a Robert Palmer song). The doctor tells her to shut up.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', everyone who notices Marlin is a clownfish wants him to tell a joke, but seems to expect he's never gotten that response before ''and'' has a joke prepared. He ''does'' have a joke, but he keeps trying to [[DontExplainTheJoke explain it]]. By the end, he's lightened up a little and even has a decent ocean-themed pun.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', quoted verbatim by Frozone when his friend Mr. Incredible is teasing him.
-->'''Bob/Mr. Incredible:''' Hey! ''Ice'' of you to drop by!\\
'''Lucius/Frozone:''' HA! ''[deadpan]'' Never heard that one before...
** The superhero files in the DVD extras include the heroine Stormicide, who seems to have largely resigned herself to the jokes that inevitably come from having gas-related powers.
* Iago of Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' '''hates''' the phrase "Polly wanna cracker", most likely because the Sultan, while thinking Iago was an ordinary parrot, would cram a cracker down his throat at every opportunity. When Jafar takes over Agrabah, Iago takes great, vindictive pleasure in force-feeding the Sultan as many crackers as he could. This has become Iago's BerserkButton, as his TheDogBitesBack moment in the beginning of the sequel ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'' is triggered by Jafar declaring, "If it weren't for ''me'', [[UpliftedAnimal you'd still be in a cage in the bazaar]], squawking 'Polly wants a cracker!'" When Iago first meets the second sequel's titular ''[[Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves King of Thieves]]'', this exchange occurs.
-->'''King of Thieves:''' Good birdy... Polly want a--\\
'''Iago:''' Say "Cracker" and I let you have it ''on principle!''
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'', when the Wolf is interviewing Woolworth, a sheep who is a paid informant of his, he gives a payment to learn Red's name and Granny's name.
-->'''Woolworth:''' It's the family business. Haven't you ever heard of Granny Puckett?\\
'''The Wolf:''' Puckett?\\
'''Woolworth:''' That's her grandma.\\
'''The Wolf:''' ''The'' Granny Puckett? You pulling the wool over my eyes?\\
'''Woolworth:''' Ha ha, hilarious. You come up with that by yourself? That's funny.
* ''Disney/TheAristocats''
-->'''Edgar:''' May I give you a hand, sir?\\
'''Georges:''' You haven't got an extra ''foot'', have you, Edgar? ''[laughs]''\\
'''Edgar:''' That always makes me laugh, sir. Every time.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Nick Lassard's response to Capt. Harris in ''Film/PoliceAcademy V'' when Harris called him a buttwipe for standing in his sun while he was tanning.
-->'''Nick:''' Buttwipe, huh? Haven't heard that in a while.
* In ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'', Mark, upon meeting the [[AlwaysIdenticalTwins literally identical]] Winklevoss twins, asks if they're related. It's not clear if he's being serious, and their "Never Heard That One Before" is friendly enough that it's not clear if they're being serious either.
* ''Film/PrinceCaspian'':
** Almost to the point that it's a running gag:
--->'''Caspian:''' You... you are a mouse.\\
'''Reepicheep:''' I was hoping for something a little more original.
** And later...
--->'''Mook:''' You... you are a mouse.\\
'''Reepicheep:''' You people have no imagination!
* Michael Bolton from ''Film/OfficeSpace'', who expresses his annoyance at having to constantly deal with jokes about the no-talent ass-clown of the same name, or people asking if they're related. Michael Bolton, the singer, is understandably sick and tired of hearing that scene quoted back to him.
* In ''Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind'', Clementine asks Joel to not make any jokes about her name. He fails. It's an actual plot point, though, because [[spoiler: the first time [[AnachronicOrder we see them meet]], he can't remember the pun because he's had a mindwipe.]]
-->'''Clementine:''' Hi, Joel. So no jokes about my name?\\
'''Joel:''' You mean, like... [[WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow Oh, my darlin', oh, my darlin', oh, my darlin', Clementine...? Huckleberry Hound?]] That sort of thing?\\
'''Clementine:''' Yeah, like that.
* ''Film/{{Bedazzled|2000}}''
-->'''Devil:''' ''[upon Elliot finally believing she's the devil]'' You can ask me anything you like. As long as it's not about God.\\
'''Eliot:''' ''[awkward silence]''\\
'''Devil:''' ''Yes'', there is a God. Honestly, you'd think meeting the Devil would be interesting enough.
* ''Film/JamesBond'':
** In ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', upon introducing herself to Bond, Doctor Christmas Jones says, "Don't make any jokes, I've heard 'em all." Bond effortlessly replies, "I don't know any doctor jokes." He does make a couple Christmas jokes eventually, including a truly wince-inducing one that's [[QuipToBlack the movie's last line]]. ("I thought Christmas only comes once a year.")
** In ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', being a more serious take on Bond, no jokes are made but the potential is noted by Ms. [[spoiler:[[Music/TheBeatles Strawberry]]]] Fields.
* When the heroine of ''Film/{{Juno}}'' introduces herself to the prospective adoptive father of her baby, he says "Like the city in Alaska!" She ''immediately'' deadpans "No." (She's actually named after the Roman queen of the gods; the city's name is spelled "Juneau".)
* Subverted in the 2008 remake ''Film/GetSmart'':
-->'''Maxwell Smart:''' Oh gee, Maxi-pad, I haven't heard that one before! ''[{{beat}}]'' I never have heard that before, actually.
* In ''Film/PracticalMagic'', Sally's daughters are taunted with the line "Witch! Witch! You're a bitch!", causing Sally (who also received during in childhood) to lament that they've had ''three hundred years'' to come up with something better.
* It happens only once in ''Film/TheExpendables'', but you get the feeling that Tool (Mickey Rourke) likes taunting Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) by saying "Christmas Time" ''a lot''.
* In ''Film/TheLibrarian'': Return to King Solomon's Mines, when Flynn goes to Casablanca, he makes the inevitable quotes. The taxi driver is understandably unamused.
-->'''Driver:''' Ah, from the movie! [[SarcasmMode How delightfully original of you]]
* Played with in ''Film/{{Roxanne}}'', when a guy in a bar calls Creator/SteveMartin's Cyrano-Expy character "Big Nose". Not only does Martin snark back about how unoriginal the insult is, but he proceeds to win a bet by rattling off ''twenty-six'' other rude remarks about his overlarge schnoz that the fellow ''could'' have said instead. (The same thing happens in the original play ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac''.)
* In ''Film/TheMummy1999'', after Beni betrays Rick and Eve to Imhotep, Rick angrily shouts, "You'll get yours, Beni!" Beni answers, "Oh, like I've never heard that one before!"
* In ''Film/IronMan1'', Coulson's deadpan response to Pepper's complaints about [[OverlyLongName his organization's name]] makes it clear he's heard it before.
-->'''Coulson:''' I'm with the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division.\\
'''Pepper:''' That's quite a mouthful.\\
'''Coulson:''' Yeah. We're working on it.
* ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'': Peter Sellers is at a training center preparing to take the role of James Bond. He's shown gadgets for the field, including a pen that sprays poison gas. He tells the obligatory 'poison pen letter' joke, and his instructor wearily finishes the sentence with him, pointing out that all new recruits say that. Some years later, Roger Moore as 007 says it, but gets a free pass (apart from Q's usual peevish reaction.)
* In ''Film/SuperTroopers'', a Spurbury cop named Ursula gets hit on by a Vermont state trooper named Foster by calling her a "[[Series/CharliesAngels Charlie's Angel]]" (she remotely looks like Farrah Fawcett by virtue of being blonde). She congratulates him on being the [=1,000,000th=] person to call her that. However, she says it pretty good-naturedly. She's much less good-natured when [[JerkAss Farva]] says the same thing later, not helped by the fact that Farva is overweight, naked, and covered in powdered sugar.
* ''Film/MissCongeniality'': A sleazy pageant assistant is reading off the names of the contestants. When he gets to Miss Washington, he comments, "Nice apples". Which Washington State is known for, but he's clearly referring to either her breasts or buttocks. Her reaction makes it quite clear this isn't the first time she's heard something like this.
-->'''Miss Washington:''' Original. You come up with that all by yourself?

* A man's son is born without ears. After every doctor, nurse, orderly and family member visiting the hospital has commented on it, he's ready to punch the next person to talk about it. Along comes his brother-in-law...
-->'''Brother-in-law:''' Gee, I hope the kid won't have low eyesight later on.\\
'''Father:''' Low eyesight?\\
'''Brother-in-law:''' Yeah, how're the glasses supposed to stay on?

* Pick a "Raven"... any raven. (''Series/{{Raven}}'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'', ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', ''Literature/AmericanGods''...). Then say, "[[Literature/TheRaven Quoth the Raven, 'Nevermore']]" at it. They will never be amused.
** The one in ''Literature/AmericanGods'' gives a particularly vulgar response.
** Except for Matthew the Raven in Creator/NeilGaiman's ''ComicBook/TheSandman''; not only did he voluntarily and spontaneously say "Nevermore" in issue #22, he turned out in the ensuing conversation to be unaware that it was a cliche.
-->'''Lucifer:''' Quoth the Raven...\\
'''Delirium:''' Whatever.
** The Death of Rats' steed in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is a talking raven who's named Quoth because he was owned by a wizard who thought he had a sense of humor. Quoth does ''not'' say "the N word."
** An earlier Pratchett book, ''Strata'', references the trope by having a robotic raven; when it speaks, the text uses the phrase "Quoth the raven:..." even though its eventual words are something like, "You kitten!"
** The boy in Creator/RobinJarvis's ''Wyrd Museum'' trilogy also names his zombie raven Quoth.
* The protagonist of ''Literature/AboutABoy'', who lives off the royalties of his father's popular song, is quite tired of people singing it once they learn about this fact.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'''s Tiffany Aching refers to her father's pun as The Joke. He's a farmer and he works hard. Do the math. "He was Aching when he woke, and he'll be Aching when he sleeps." They recognize that it's not a funny joke, but it's got sentimental value behind it, like an elderly aunt.
* Moist von Lipwig, the protagonist of ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' and ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', notes in the former book that he's heard ''every'' possible joke about his name. His love interest, Adora Belle Dearheart, commiserates.
* Whenever Literature/HarryPotter meets anyone who knew his parents, they inevitably tell him, "You look like your dad, but you've got your mum's eyes." When Slughorn says this in the sixth book, Harry thinks that he's starting to get sick of it. [[FanFic Fanfiction]] tends to exaggerate this to the point where it becomes Harry's BerserkButton. Also, there were a number of common cracks made on his name that got really lame after a while (and they indicated as much), and his friends. "Oh, Potter, you rotter," "potty wee Potter," "crackpot," "Potty and the Weasel," "Weaselbee," And Hermione's reaction to the "Potter Stinks" badges? "Oh, very funny. Really witty."
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Wizard Harry Dresden mentions he gets the occasional phone call from people who just have to ask if he's 'a wizard named Harry'. He seems to be less than amused by this.
** [[PrehensileHair Prehensile Haired]] Deirdre responds this way when Harry makes a Medusa joke.
* In ''Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish'', When Fenchurch first introduces herself to Arthur Dent, she adds:
-->'''Fenchurch:''' And I'm watching you like a lynx to see if you're going to ask the same silly question that everyone asks me till I want to scream. I shall be cross and disappointed if you do. Plus I shall scream. So watch it.
** Eventually, they chorus the question: "Were you [[Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest found in a handbag in the]] [[Literature/PaddingtonBear Left Luggage office at Fenchurch Street Station?]]" She wasn't. She was conceived there. Not in the Left Luggage office itself, since her parents would not have had a reason to be there, though. It was in the [[RightOnQueue ticket queue]].
* In ''Literature/StarTrekNewFrontier'', Caitian officer M'Ress (a felinoid) has heard all the cat-related jokes in existence.
-->So let us be clear with one another, Admiral. I have one life, not nine. I have never been killed by curiosity, my parents do not live in a cat house, my mother did not rock me as an infant in a cat's cradle, the preferred Caitian method of self-defence is not cat-boxing, I do not deposit my earnings into a kitty, if I am trying to be delicate about a subject I do not pussyfoot around - shall I go on?
* In [[Creator/RobertAHeinlein Heinlein's]] ''Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress'', Wyoming Knott introduces herself to Mannie, adds "My friends call me Wy," then immediately forbids him from uttering the pun that naturally comes to mind. (Her ''close'' friends call her Wyoh.)
** When the sentient computer Mike ''does'' make the joke after being introduced to her, she gives him a pass on the grounds that he's new to puns (and humor in general). She does warn him that it's only Funny Once, though.
* [[Literature/MercyThompson Mercedes Thompson]] works as a VW mechanic. There's a reason she usually goes by Mercy. And she's heard all those jokes, too.
* In the ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries'' this becomes the standard reaction to Fisk's jokes by the third book, either because Michael has been listening to him compare things to bandits for almost two years by this point, or because he meets people who've had their professions compared to bandits before.
* In ''Literature/TheLongDarkTeatimeOfTheSoul'', Kate has a friend who plays the double bass, and is tired of people saying "I bet you wish you played the piccolo" when they see him trying to carry it around. When she learns Dirk is a private detective, she spends a moment thinking if there's something everyone would say to a private detective, so she can avoid saying it. When she explains this, Dirk replies "No. What happens is that everybody looks very shifty for a moment, and you got that very well."
* In the ''Literature/XWingSeries'', Wraith Squadron pilot Falynn Sandskimmer's career has been held back mainly by her trouble with authority, which isn't helped by her attitude towards a certain hero of the Rebellion: "Can you imagine being compared to him all your adult life just because you're another pilot from Tatooine? No, I've never met Luke Skywalker. In fact, I wish I'd never ''heard'' of him."
* The police surgeon in ''The Mad Hatter Mystery'', a Literature/DrGideonFell novel by Creator/JohnDicksonCarr, is called Doctor Watson. Thirty years of Literature/SherlockHolmes jokes have taken their toll on his patience.
* ''Literature/{{Pact}}'' has Isadora, an ethics teacher and RiddlingSphinx who has declared her intention to ''eat'' anyone that decides to answer one of her questions with "[[RiddleOfTheSphinx a man]]" and think they're clever.
* Creator/DaveBarry once mentioned that if you go on a tour of the National Mint, asking the guards if they're handing out free samples is hilarious and well worth getting shot in the leg.
* ''Nick and Nora Mysteries'', a Cozy Mystery series about an investigative journalist-turned-sandwich shop owner and her new cat, has Oliver Jebidiah Sampson, a private detective, as a supporting character. He's quite annoyed when people mention that together, his first two initials and last name sound like "O. J. Simpson", complaining that he's heard all the jokes since the trial in 1995, and that this is why he doesn't like to give out his middle name.
* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Kae Ninae is a mercenary who works with an [[AmplifiedAnimalAptitude pack of dog mercenaries]]. Their pack leader, Jet, is her partner.
-->'''Eric:''' Alpha male and alpha female?\\
'''Jet:''' ''[snort]'' Like we haven't heard that one before.
* In a ''MAD Magazine'' "Lighter Side" feature about dentistry, a patient in the chair is spouting lines like "You're looking down in the mouth", striking gold while drilling, and "The Yanks are coming". The dentist is laughing hysterically that this was the first time he'd heard these jokes... (sudden, bitter anger shift) TODAY!!

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' wheeled out a Seth Meyers skit based solely on two guys with similar names.
-->"I'm William Fitzpatrick!"\\
"And I'm Patrick Fitzwilliam!"\\
"And we've heard the jokes so ''SAVE IT''!"\\
"''SAVE IT''!!"
* When Creator/RichardWilson (Victor Meldrew from ''Series/OneFootInTheGrave'') guest starred on ''Series/FatherTed'', Ted and Dougal decided to shout his catchphrase "I don't believe it!" at him, on the reasoning that surely no one had ever done that to him before and he'd be thrilled that someone recognised him.
** Wilson attacked Ted, which turned out to be TruthInTelevision after Alan Davies did just that to someone who yelled ''Series/JonathanCreek'' catchphrases at him.
* Chris Tarrant from ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' (in Britain) apparently gets loads of people coming up to him and yelling things like "hey, phone a friend!" and "is that your final answer?" and other {{catch phrase}}s of the show.
* Regis Philbin's autobiography ''Who Wants To Be Me?'' has a comic strip about this on the back cover. The breaking point comes while Regis is [[BallisticDiscount attending a gun show]].
* The elderly gentleman in Thomas Dolby's ''She Blinded Me With Science'' video complained of random strangers coming up to him and shouting "SCIENCE!" at him.
* Will from ''Series/WillAndGrace'' got sick of people cringing or apologizing when he told them he was a lawyer, so in one episode he tells everyone he is a tennis player. Of course, there is another professional tennis player at the party so HilarityEnsues. [[spoiler: And it turns out ''that'' guy really worked for the IRS, so everyone heard that before.]]
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
** With the fictional ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' writer:
--->'''Turk and J.D.:''' Noooorrm!\\
'''Mr. James:''' Yeah, I get it.
** Also, in the pilot, upon being introduced to Elliot, Turk [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial raises his index finger and speaks her name is a long, drawn-out croak]]. She is not amused.
* In the "Cockneys" episode of ''Series/{{QI}}'', the buzzer music for Music/BillBailey was "(Won't You Come Home) Bill Bailey". Wiki/TheOtherWiki states that his music teacher gave his this nickname (his birth name was Mark Bailey) for his talent playing this song when he was younger.
-->'''Alan Davies:''' That's very clever what they've done there.\\
'''Creator/StephenFry:''' Has anyone ever pointed that out to you--\\
'''Bill Bailey:''' ''[[[SarcasmMode sarcastic]]]'' No, no one's ever pointed that out before.
* Dan on ''Series/SportsNight'' slips up on the air and reports about an athlete practicing in a park "all covered with cheese." By the time Rebecca starts to tease him about it, he can truthfully say "You know, I think I've heard them all."
* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'': Will eventually admits that even he is getting tired of all the fat jokes. When his Uncle Phil laments, "Why must I always be TheHeavy?", Will just says to himself, "Forget it, that would be too easy."
** Also, in the episode with William Shatner. When he walks into the building someone [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries jokingly says]]: "Hey, I saw your car outside, I guess you thought beaming down would be too flashy." Mr. Shatner was not happy.
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'':
** Also subverted and lampshaded during the Sharona days. Sharona meets a new boyfriend:
--->'''Boyfriend:''' ''[walks up]'' M-M-My Sharona!\\
'''Sharona:''' ''[laughs]''\\
'''Boyfriend:''' ''[seems to think it's sarcastic]'' You must get that a lot.\\
'''Sharona:''' No, actually.
** And when they're at the US mint in "[[Recap/MonkS3E4MrMonkMeetsTheGodfather Mr. Monk Meets the Godfather]]" (paraphrased, of course)...
--->'''Vince:''' Do you have samples?\\
'''Bedard:''' How original you are, sir. I've never heard that before.
* Spoofed in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'':
-->'''Mr. Smoke-Too-Much:''' My name is Smoke-Too-Much. Mr. Smoke-Too-Much.\\
'''Mr. Bounder:''' Well you'd better cut down a little then.\\
'''Mr. Smoke-Too-Much:''' What?\\
'''Mr. Bounder:''' You'd better cut down a little then.\\
'''Mr. Smoke-Too-Much:''' Oh I see! Cut down a bit, for Smoke-Too-Much.\\
'''Mr. Bounder:''' Yes... I expect you get people making jokes about your name all the time, eh?\\
'''Mr. Smoke-Too-Much:''' No, no actually. Actually, it never struck me before.
* On an episode of ''Series/{{Wings}}'', Fay reveals that one of her former married names was "[=DeVay=]". Before Joe and Brian can begin cracking any, she informs them that she's "heard them all": "Can you show me [=DeVay=]?" "Do you go all [=DeVay=]?" and her personal favorite: "Old soldiers never die, they just Fay [=DeVay=]."
* On ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'', some detectives are discussing someone's easily-punned last name. Kay Howard wonders aloud whether the guy in question got teased a lot as a kid, prompting her partner to reply:
-->'''Det. John Munch:''' Take it from Mrs. Munch's baby boy -- HE DID.
* Gareth Blackstock is a master chef on the BritCom ''Series/{{Chef}}''. "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stock_(food) Stock]]", as it relates to food, is a flavored liquid "prepared by simmering various ingredients in water", and which forms the basis of soups, sauces, and many other dishes. Worse, one kind is called "white stock", which "is made by using raw bones and white mirepoix". He put up with the jokes in cooking school, and he ''will not'' tolerate them in Le Chateau Anglais. Gareth is played by Creator/LennyHenry, [[DontExplainTheJoke who is, of course, black.]]
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'':
** When John Glenn guest-starred, the good doctor just couldn't resist:
--->'''Frasier:''' Hey, senator, what are you drinking there, ''Tang''?\\
'''Sen. John Glenn:''' ''[looks at watch]'' Hey, two minutes and twenty seconds -- that's a new record!
** In "No Sex Please, We're Skittish" Niles goes to the sperm bank to ask if his "deposit has earned any interest". The nurse replies "Sir, I've worked here twenty-eight years. Think you can tell me one I haven't heard? Go ahead, try me." Niles backs down.
* In the episode of ''Series/MurphyBrown'' where she gives birth to her son, Jim and Frank at different times ask a man present if he's the doctor, and both get the same response:
-->'''Nurse:''' No, I'm the nurse. ''[beat]'' ''Go ahead!'' Make all your "male nurse" jokes! I heard them all! "Gee, Bruce? Why did you become a nurse? So you can get yourself a cute doctor?"
* In an episode of ''Series/HomeImprovement'' guest-starring RealLife astronaut Story Musgrave:
-->'''Tim Taylor:''' Hey Story -- what's the story?\\
'''Story Musgrave:''' Never heard that one before.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** A Goa'uld in has the unfortunate name of Yu (pronounced You). After [[WhosOnFirst several moments of confusion whenever his name is mentioned]]:
--->'''Dr. Elizabeth Weir:''' Yu?\\
'''Dr. Daniel Jackson:''' Don't. Just, don't. Every joke, every pun, done to death. Seriously.
** Jokes about Ba'al (pronounced Ball) on the other hand... Jack in particular loves to make them, but then the two of them do have a rather... checkered past... it may be Jack's way of coping with a bit of PTSD.
* In the first episode of of the three-parter "The Siege" in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', Radek Zelenka explains to Elizabeth Weir that the Ancient computer system is incredibly redundant. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Incredibly redundant?]] "That one never gets old."
* In the episode "Trials and Tribble-ations" of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Dax takes a shot at it when two members of Temporal Investigations come to question Captain Sisko. "I guess you boys from Temporal Investigations are always on time..." The annoyed look the two investigators share make it pretty clear that wasn't a new one. They have a similar reaction to Sisko's statement of "believe me, if we'd changed the timeline somehow we'd be the first to know."
* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E01RevengeOfTheCreature Revenge of the Creature]]'', Mike and the 'bots learn from Professor Bobo that they are in the year 2525 and Earth is now ruled by apes. You can guess [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968 which movie]] Mike starts quoting. Bobo then completes Mike's quotes with an utterly apathetic and bored tone, clearly having heard this several times before.
* Subverted and Lampshaded in the ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'' episode "Officer Krupke", where the title officer says that he never heard the song (from ''Theatre/WestSideStory'').
* One of the villains in the pilot of ''Series/DueSouth'' is named Francis Drake. "Yeah, like the explorer. Never heard that one before."
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** "It's bigger on the inside." Usually followed by the character running out of the TARDIS, round it, and back in, goggle-eyed. These days, it has become something of a DeadHorseTrope on ''Doctor Who'', with the Doctor frequently lampshading it, pre-empting it, or the characters being in too much of a rush to really pay attention. Although when Rory figures out what's what without any help he seems to be more than a little perturbed that he didn't get the usual response.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong The Husbands of River Song]]", because River does not recognize the Doctor's newest regeneration, she takes him to the TARDIS thinking he is just a normal doctor without knowledge of the TARDIS's interdimensional abilities. This leads to the Doctor exclaiming his mock awe whilst River attempts to get him back on track.
--->'''The Doctor:''' Finally. It's my go. ''[enters TARDIS]'' Oh. My, God! Oh, it's bigger!\\
'''River Song:''' Well, yes.\\
'''The Doctor:''' On the inside...\\
'''River Song:''' Look, we need to concentrate.\\
'''The Doctor:''' Than it is...\\
'''River Song:''' I know where you're going with this, but I need you to calm down.\\
'''The Doctor:''' On the outside!\\
'''River Song:''' Well, you've certainly grasped the essentials.\\
'''The Doctor:''' My entire understanding of physical space has been transformed! Three-dimensional Euclidean geometry has been torn up, thrown in the air and snogged to death! My grasp of the universal constants of physical reality has been changed forever!\\
''[River leaves]''\\
'''The Doctor:''' Sorry. I've always wanted to see that done properly.
** Subverted by Clara in "The Snowmen". She gets goggle-eyed and runs around the TARDIS, The Doctor waits for it, only for her to say "It's smaller on the outside!" The Doctor is actually surprised, and muses that's a new one.
** This goes back at least as far as the Jon Pertwee era. From "The Three Doctors":
--->'''The Doctor:''' Well, Sergeant, aren't you going to say that it's bigger on the inside than it is on the outside? Everyone else does.\\
'''Sergeant Benton:''' That's pretty obvious, isn't it?
* From an episode of ''Series/{{Bottom}}'', where Richie and Eddie visit a sex shop:
-->'''Eddie:''' This is a sex shop, isn't it?\\
'''Assistant:''' Yes sir.\\
'''Eddie:''' ''[slapping bank note on counter]'' I'll have five quids worth then!!!\\
'''Assistant:''' That's very droll, sir. I've never heard that one before.\\
'''Eddie:''' Haven't you? Shall I tell it again, then?\\
'''Assistant:''' No thank you sir, I'd rather have a pineapple violently inserted into my rectum.\\
'''Eddie:''' ...You've been working here too long, mate.
* In an episode of ''Series/AufWiedersehenPet'', while the lads are working on relocating the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, Dennis consults their structural engineer:
-->'''Dennis:''' You know that dismantling sequence you showed us? What do you call it, you know, when it's the other way round? You know, when you put the bridge back up again?\\
'''Calhoun:''' An erection sequence.\\
'''Moxey:''' ''[sniggers]''\\
'''Calhoun:''' No jokes please, I've heard them all.
* Naomi's reaction to the laughter at the reveal of her full name ([[NamesTheSame Naomi Campbell]]) in ''Series/{{Skins}}'' screams that she's been through that exact rigmarole at least a dozen times before.
* On ''Series/TheWestWing'' Sam makes a reference to "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey?" when he meets Will's sister Elsie, to which she responds, "You should definitely mention that to him, 'cause he's probably never heard that reference before." She adds that he goes by Will, not Bill, and he tries again with, [[Film/ItsAWonderfulLife "Merry Christmas, y' old Building & Loan!"]] -- which they probably also haven't heard before, since as Elsie says, that's ''George'' Bailey.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Ellen}}'' guest-starring Creator/CarrieFisher, Ellen puts a pair of cinnamon rolls on either side of her head and says, "Guess who?" Carrie replies, dryly, "You know, no matter how many times I see that it ''never'' gets old!"
* In the first episode of ''Series/YesMinister'', Jim Hacker is introduced to [[TheHumphrey Sir Humphrey]], the Permanent Secretary and Bernard Woolley, Hacker's Principal Private Secretary. Humphrey then explains that the Permanent Secretary also has a Principal Private Secretary, and that the Department contains 10 Deputy Secretaries, 87 Under Secretaries and 219 Assistant Secretaries. The Prime Minister will appoint two Parliamentary Under Secretaries, and Hacker will appoint his own Parliamentary Private Secretary. Hacker asks how many of them can type, and suggests opening an agency, before adding "I suppose all new Ministers say that." Sir Humphrey smoothly replies "Of course not, Minister. Not ''quite'' all."
* Doubly subverted in the ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' episode "The Reunion Job": Nate deduces that their mark Duberman has been called "Doucherman" countless times and incorporates that name into his impersonation of the popular boy who tormented Duberman in high school.
* In ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "[[Recap/CommunityS1E19BeginnerPottery Beginner Pottery]]" the pottery teacher has seen so many lame ''Film/{{Ghost}}'' reenactments that his single rule is no ''Ghost'' reenactments on penalty of failure.
* ''Series/TheOfficeUS''':
** Michael Scott, being such a bad comedian, falls into this one often:
--->'''Michael:''' And this is Oscar... Oscar the Grouch. Can you believe he never heard that one before working here?\\
'''Purse saleswoman:''' No, I don't believe it.\\
'''Michael:''' [[CompletelyMissingThePoint I know, amazing, right?]]
** At a Christmas party, he's also under the impression no-one ever thought of mixing orange juice with vodka. His "One With Everything" special however does seem pretty original.
** And this isn't even getting into the time he took Jim to lunch at Hooters. His time spent in the restaurant was basically this nonstop.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Green-skinned demon Lorne doesn't really like going by that name because he hates Lorne Greene jokes, but is fine with it once it turns out that [[PopCulturalOsmosisFailure the only one who even gets the reference]] is Angel.
-->'''Angel:''' ''Series/{{Bonanza}}''? Fifteen years on the air not mean anything to anyone here? Okay, now I feel old.
* The second season of ''Series/TheWire'' introduces us to [[TheMafiya Ukrainian gangster]] Sergei, who is addressed as Boris several times, either by stupid punks or by detectives looking to mess with him. For a hardened mob enforcer with a history of cutting off the hands and faces of his victims, Sergei responds surprisingly gently. Instead of lashing out, he tends to give a long suffering sigh or say in confusion "[[http://youtu.be/nltJZ0eYuuQ?t=30s Boris]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyHuG1ks04A Why is it always Boris?]]"
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': At the end of the seventh season, Xander bemoans his [[EyeScream eye plight]] -- or, more specifically, all the terrible jokes he hears.
-->'''Xander:''' And you know what's even worse? All the stupid "it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye" jokes. "Hey, Xander, so no more fun and games, huh?"\\
'''Dawn:''' Giles was just having fun with you.\\
'''Xander:''' That's not the point. It's an obvious joke. It'd be like someone calling me a cyclops.\\
'''Dawn:''' Oh. (''giggles, then stops, clears throat'') Okay, so not that funny.\\
'''Xander:''' I mean, uh... give me some "eye of the beholder" jokes. You know? Or, uh... some "eye for an eye" jokes. Or maybe even a post-modern "I, Claudius" joke, you know? It's about standards, Dawnie.
* ''Series/ColdCase'', in the episode "Bad Reputation" Rush and Detective Saccardo briefly get into a spat at a crime scene
-->'''Rush:''' Take a walk buddy, this a crime scene.\\
'''Saccardo:''' Yeah (''flashes badge'') mine. But you have my permission to stay, Series/{{Cagney|AndLacey}}.\\
'''Rush:''' [[SarcasmMode Never heard that one before]], Film/{{Serpico}}.\\
'''Saccardo:''' ''[grins]'' Touche.
* The ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "Target" features a character named "Creator/BramStoker". Many people have mentioned the author to him.
* On ''Series/{{Defiance}}'' Rafe [=McCawley=] avoids telling people that his family used to own a pet food company because those who recognize the brand almost always insist on singing the company's catchy jingle.
* From the February 25, 2013 episode of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'': Colby Burnett answers a clue about cheese. Alex: "also a Colby cheese!" Colby: "Never heard that before, Alex!"
* In the beginning of the Helen Reddy episode of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', Helen makes a "ready" joke, if only to get them out of the way. When Scooter asks if she seriously believes the Muppets would stoop so low, Fozzie Bear pops in to make a "ready" joke. "Lower," confirms Helen.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'':
** One episode features a guest character named Benjamin Franklin, which gets Tony's attention. Franklin tells him that he's already heard all the jokes. Doesn't stop Tony from joking about it anyway.
** In season 12's episode "Grounded", shortly after meeting Ellie's husband Jake, they encounter a rude airline passenger:
--->'''Tony:''' Forget it, Jake. It's [[Film/{{Chinatown}} Chinatown]].\\
'''Jake:''' ''[makes a face]''\\
'''Tony:''' Your name's Jake. You never heard that one before?\\
'''Jake:''' ''[rolls his eyes, sighs wearily]'' All my life, Mr. Mulwray.
** The above serves as {{Foreshadowing}} for a PlotPoint in the same episode when they run into the man again and he claims to be an Air Marshal named Mike Beers. Tony makes a crack about how "we could all use one (beer)" and gets suspicious when the man asks "One what?", noting that "It's like Jake with the Film/{{Chinatown}} joke. Anybody named "Beers" would be sick to death of a joke like that. That guy acted like he never heard it before." It turns out he's right, as the man turns out to be an impostor.
** In the Season 2 episode "SWAK", after Tony contracts ''[[TheBlackDeath Y. pestis]]'', he is sent to Bethesda hospital and treated by Dr. Brad Pitt ([[Creator/BradPitt no relation]]). Most of the characters comment on the name in some fashion, with Pitt even referencing the trope.
--->'''Dr. Brad Pitt:''' Yes, that's my real name, and no, we're not related. Wish we were. Love to meet Creator/AngelinaJolie.
* Inverted on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', when Benny tells the story of how he used to be a part of a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot vampire gang who perpetrated pirate attacks.]] Dean remarks that they were [[{{Portmanteau}} Vampirates]], and Benny says that, in fact, he hasn't heard that joke before. Dean actually found this joke so obvious and funny that he was surprised no-one had ever thought of it before.
* An episode of ''TLC'' features a phlebotomist who goes crazy after decades of hearing people making references to the ''Series/HancocksHalfHour'' episode "The Blood Donor" ("A pint? That's nearly an armful!").
* Played with on ''Series/WhiteCollar''. When Peter has to impersonate someone nicknamed "Fat Charlie" despite being built like a beanpole, he uses this trope to bluff his way through it.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Tyrion isn't happy over how everyone keeps making dwarf jokes, though that doesn't stop him making eunuch jokes to Varys, who just responds with an [[FacialDialogue exasperated eyeroll]].
** From "Battle of the Bastards"
--->'''Tyrion:''' Everyone who makes a joke about a dwarf's height thinks he's the only person ever to make a joke about a dwarf's height. "The height of nobility," "a man of your stature," "someone to look up to." You're all making the same five or six jokes.
** And in "Walk of Punishment", Tyrion has been given Littlefinger's job as Master of Coin, and asks if he has any advice for his successor.
--->'''Littlefinger:''' Keep a low profile.\\
'''Tyrion:''' [[IfIHadANickel If I had a gold dragon]] for every time I heard ''that'' joke, I'd be richer than you are.\\
'''Littlefinger:''' You ''are'' richer than I am.\\
'''Tyrion:''' ''[beat]'' Good point.
** Salladhor Saan relates a certain joke to a couple of prostitutes, who beat him to [[BringMyBrownPants the punchline]]. Davos asks them if there's any pirate in Braavos who ''hasn't'' told that one.
* ''Series/GetSmart''. Max is trapped in a phone booth that turns out to be a DrowningPit. He's run out of coins, so tries to get the operator to place through a call to CONTROL.
-->'''Max:''' Operator, this is a matter of life and death!\\
'''Operator:''' That's what they ''all'' say!

* Music/FiveIronFrenzy, at their 2003 farewell concert, performed "Blue Comb '78", in which Reese Roper laments a favorite comb he lost at age six, and asks the listener "Have you seen my comb?". After the song finished, Reese chatted with the audience a bit:
-->'''Reese Roper:''' What? You found my comb? Boy I never heard that one. Thank you! Tomorrow morning, when I'm sleeping in until, like, noon, I'm gonna be like, "Aaaaah. No more combs!" I've got about ten thousand combs at home.\\
'''Dennis Culp:''' If you only knew how many times we've wished we'd named that song "Have You Seen My Dollar?".
* Although it's not regarding himself, this comes up in Music/RoyZimmerman's "Eine Kleine Barackmusic".
-->''His name's Barack Obama, Barack Obama, sounds like Osama, I'm just the 137 millionth person to have made that point!''
* You may or may not like Hip-Hop music, but please do not say "Rap is Crap!"

* ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresSouvenirProgramme''
** A song in which zookeepers complained about the things people always say at their exhibits. ("When you see a meerkat, don't say 'Simples'...")
** Another episode had a series of skits in which John had an InternalMonologue in which he tried to think of a witty and original thing to say to someone, and came up with the most obvious comment imaginable (asking a tall person "What's the weather like up there?" and saying to Tony Robinson "[[Series/{{Blackadder}} I've got a good idea!]]", which isn't even ''right''). The person muttered a sarcastic "Heh, yeah", while John's internal monologue said "Nailed it!" [[RuleOfThree The third time]] it seemed he was gearing up to make a terrible comment about a woman's breasts [[spoiler: and instead he complimented her glasses, and got a sincere thank you. And went off thinking he'd made an utter fool of himself.]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* One ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' sourcebook says that Kindred in general have a special nickname for "Bela Lugosi's Dead" -- TFBS, or "That Fucking Bauhaus Song". Because there's always someone who thinks they're being a wit when they play it over the stereo at Elysium.

* Gary Coleman's complaint in "It Sucks To Be Me" from ''Theatre/AvenueQ'' is about people quoting his ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' CatchPhrase back at him[[note]]aside from the fact that his parents stole his earnings from his time on the show[[/note]]:
-->'''Everyone:''' It sucks to be you\\
'''Kate:''' You win!\\
'''Everyone:''' It sucks to be you\\
'''Brian:''' I feel better now!\\
'''Gary:''' Try having people stopping you to ask you:\\
"Whatchyou talkin' 'bout, Willis?"\\
It gets '''old.'''
* In ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', Elphaba intercepts comments on her green skin with "No, I'm not seasick. No, I didn't eat grass as a child."
* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac''. After a man tries to insult Cyrano and tells him that his nose is "very big", he gives a LongList of better insults in various styles. However, he makes it clear that he wouldn't take such insults from anyone but himself.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'', the [[AnIcePerson Snow Pea]] has "heard them all" regarding cold-themed expressions.
* Fire Mage Cynn's battle quotes in ''VideoGame/GuildWars: Eye of the North'' include "The next person to call me 'hot lips' gets scorched" and "Yes, I have a fiery personality. Like I've never heard that before..." (and yes, she does).
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** The male Tauren express this sentiment in one of their /silly emotes:
--->"Moo. Are you happy now?"
** Also the reaction of many players when the discussion turns to the human female dance -- the macarena. "It was funny for 30 seconds seven years ago."
* When rescuing Carson the bounty hunter in ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', a Malkavian PC will utter "[[Film/TheShining Heeeeeeeeeerrrrreeee's]] [[Series/TheTonightShow JOHNNY!]]". He's visibly unimpressed.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'':
** This attitude is expressed by a DJ when a woman named Jane calls in to request a song. That alone tells him the title of the song she intends to request. When she's shocked he knew, his response is a sarcastic "Lucky guess."
** This comes up again in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2''. The Boss being able to look drastically different than he did in the first game -- up to and including being a woman -- is lampshaded several times throughout the game by characters [[PhraseCatcher asking the Boss]] if they did something with their hair. One early time they respond "yeah, I've been getting that a lot". In [[spoiler:the secret mission with Julius]], the Boss interrupts his attempt at it by pulling a gun on him and shouting "I didn't do '''shit''' to my hair!"
* VideoGame/MaxPayne gets this a lot because of his last name.
-->'''Joey Finito:''' Ladies and gentlemen, it's the pain in the butt!\\
'''Virgilio Finito:''' Pain to the Max!\\
'''Max Payne:''' You're killing me. Did you make that up yourselves or did you get some wino downstairs to come up with it? Don't answer that. A rhetorical question.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'':
** The developers managed to do this to themselves. During development, they all made so many "[[Creator/MontyPython NO ONE EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!]]" jokes that they [[OverusedRunningGag grew tired of them]] and announced that they wouldn't make ''any'' in the actual game. Of course, they couldn't resist a couple riffs: Once when you attempt to recruit the mages ("No one was expecting us")
** In the game itself, Cassandra and Leliana are respectively known as the Right Hand of the Divine and the Left Hand of the Divine. Cassandra implies in one party banter that she frequently hears jokes about the right hand not knowing what the left is doing, and preemptively threatens to punch Blackwall when he looks like he's about to say it.
* The GenieInABottle character in ''Videogame/NeverwinterNights: Hordes of the Underdark'' will comment on the fact that just because he is a genie, nearly every mortal he's met, including the PlayerCharacter, has been under the misconception that he's obliged to grant them a wish.
* In ''VideoGame/PokerNight2'', [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} Claptrap]] talks about life on Pandora, leading to [[Franchise/EvilDead Ash]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Brock]] talk about a [[Film/{{Avatar}} different Pandora]].
-->'''Claptrap:''' Ha. Ha. Very funny. Look, MY Pandora was first, got it?\\
'''Ash:''' Alright, alright, jeez! Just one question.\\
'''Claptrap:''' What?\\
'''Ash:''' What's Creator/JamesCameron really like?\\
'''Claptrap:''' $&@% you!
* In the ''Videogame/Borderlands2'' DLC ''Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep'', one of the generic dialog for Roland the White Knight is him telling you that if you ask him why he (a black man) is known as the White Knight, he'll punch you in the face.
* In ''VideoGame/StoriesPathOfDestinies'', one of the (many) paths has a Councilwoman comment that the protagonist Reynardo -- a [[SkyPirate Swashbuckling]] fox -- is "crazy like a fox" after he pulls off something particularly ridiculous. The LemonyNarrator describes him "smiling politely, like he'd never heard THAT one before."
* ''VideoGame/{{Postal}} 2'' nods at this on Tuesday, when Gary Coleman is autographing copies of his biography at the mall. If you pick up the newspaper on that day, the Postal Dude will comment on the headline:
-->''I wonder if he'll say [[Series/DiffrentStrokes that Willis thing]]. Maybe I'll ask. I bet he likes that!''

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Carrie of ''Webcomic/{{Thespiphobia}}'' giggled and said "I've never heard that before!" when Gwyn said they'd do their best not to dump pig blood on her. Gwyn and the other jaded techies were surprised and confused as to whether she was being sarcastic.
* Annie from ''Webcomic/{{Catena}}'', in addition to the ''Annie'' jokes, has also had to deal with ''Franchise/StarWars'' references ever since the first {{prequel}}. ''[[http://catenamanor.com/?p=91 She's heard 'em all.]]''
* Angela from [[http://punchanpie.keenspot.com/daily/20080811.html this]] ''Webcomic/PunchAnPie'' comic. A short joke she's "never heard" before.
* And a lampshading in [[http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20040315.html this]] ''Webcomic/QueenOfWands'' comic. Seamus really is a sweet guy.
* In ''Webcomic/GetMedieval'', ex-lawyers are fed up with "decided you'd rather go to heaven" {{Evil Lawyer Joke}}s.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'', [[http://www.shortpacked.com/index.php?id=190 played entirely straight]].
* In [[http://crap.jinwicked.com/tag/work/page/7/ this strip]] of ''Crap I Drew on My Lunch Break'', the same joke meets with a [[DisproportionateRetribution less patient]] response.
* ''Webcomic/{{Tailsteak}}'' [[http://tailsteak.com/archive.php?num=203 scans his drawings]] to get them on his website. He has a scanner.
* ''Webcomic/{{Multiplex}}'': [[http://www.multiplexcomic.com/archive.php?name=1 #1]].
* In one webcomic about a place called Booger County, one of the residents goes to another state for college, and...this trope ensues.
* ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'' [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=114 has finally had it]].
* [[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2002-10-30 This]] ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' strip.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', when the [[TheGreys Uryuoms]] [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2003-09-02 first appear]].
-->'''Elliot:''' Hey, cool! I'm having a Close Encounter of the Fifth Kind!\\
'''William:''' Hey, cool! Some nerd is pointing at me!
* In the [[http://ffn.nodwick.com/?p=116 May 19, 2005]] strip of ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'', where the boys are at E3:
-->'''Lewis:''' Can I have a T-shirt?\\
'''Booth babe:''' Let me guess: '''mine?'''\\
'''Lewis:''' You've done this before!
* When Greg and Liz of ''Webcomic/RealLifeComics'' [[http://www.reallifecomics.com/archive/070726.html go to Paris]], they go for Orly airport because it looks like [[MemeticMutation O RLY]].
-->'''Greg:''' I bet we're the first people to make this joke in the history of '''ever'''!
* Kathryn Flinders, in [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-02-13 this strip]] of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', replies sarcastically that "that joke never gets old" when Schlock references an old joke about "military intelligence" being an oxymoron, after she's hired by the Toughs in the "Haven Hive" storyline.
* Dr. Stein from ''Webcomic/BloodStain'' does ''not'' take kindly to anyone calling him "Blood Stain". Being saddled with that nickname by [[KidsAreCruel asshole kids]] back in your school days will do that to you, and when Elly mistakenly calls him this, he goes on a quite pissed-off and snarky rant about this trope, nearly scaring poor Elly out of her wits.
* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' the local college has a dean named Martin, who is therefore addressed as Music/DeanMartin. His personal BerserkButton is for people to ask him where Creator/JerryLewis is.
* In one ''[[WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo Bravo]]'' ''vs.'' ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Ponyville]]'' strip, Johnny Bravo is trying to chat Rainbow Dash up.
-->'''Johnny:''' Some say there is a treasure at the end of the rainbow--\\
'''Rainbow Dash:''' Yeah-yeah, very funny. That's like the 1000th time I hear that joke.
* [[http://www.amazingsuperpowers.com/2013/01/statistics/ A character]] in ''Webcomic/AmazingSuperPowers'' receives the old "Did you know 99% of statistics are made up?" joke... [[MirthlessLaughter rather]] [[DecapitationPresentation poorly]].
* In [[http://www.dorktower.com/2015/08/04/the-name-of-the-wind-up-dork-tower-04-08-15/ this]] ''Webcomic/DorkTower'' strip, Matt spends a Creator/PatrickRothfuss signing queue planning the perfect thing to say that will show Rothfuss he's his greatest fan. He gets as far as "So, ha ha, that ''third book'' sure is taking its sweet..." before Rothfuss calls security.
* A variant occurs with Cho from ''WebComic/NoNeedForBushido''. Cho is a [[DisabilitySuperpower blind kung fu master]] who is guided by his sense of the Tao, and is so capable of looking after himself and navigating in any surrounding that anyone who meets him is inevitably shocked when they're told that Cho is blind. Inevitably, whoever has just been told that Cho is blind will [[RunningGag start to wave their hand in front of Cho's face to test him]] (which Cho can sense because of the Tao) only for Cho to catch the hand in question and tell the person off while complaining about everyone doing it.
-->'''Cho:''' Never do the wavey hand thing. ''Everyone'' always insists on doing the wavey hand thing.
* In ''Webcomic/TheNoob'', [[PlayerKilling The Outcasts]]' response to the rant of the ghost of [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame a player they just killed.]]
-->'''Ghost:''' You scum! Let me tell you something!\\
'''[[LeetLingo D34dly-d34dly]]:''' Hello, you have reached D34dly-d34dly's automated phone system. [[BasementDweller To tell us we have no life and we live in mom's basement]], press 1. [[MuggingTheMonster To tell us you're logging on your level 75 uber character to kick the shit out of us]], press 2. [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections To tell us your friend is a GM and you're getting us banned]], press 3.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses:
** Creator/DougWalker apparently heard too many ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' jokes when growing up, so WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic has an intense hatred for that show, and even playing ''Doug's'' theme serves as a BerserkButton. Eventually Walker had to explain the AlterEgoActing to ''Doug'' creator Jim Jones' daughter, saying that he himself doesn't hate the show.
** This is also what Doug feels about the [[Film/BatmanAndRobin "Bat-Credit Card"]] joke, NC's ''other'' BerserkButton. While at first amusing and became his most memetic and famous joke, he got really tired of it when people make him re-enact his rage by saying "Bat-Credit Card" within his vicinity that his lungs were in danger of being damaged so he asks that people stop telling him to re-enact that joke, or he'll just find ways to subvert it without going into rage. Personally, he liked the joke enough that it's amongst his Top 10 favorite Nostalgia Critic jokes.
** ''WebVideo/DemoReel''[=/=]''[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Nostalgia Critic]]'' actress Rachel Tietz is more than aware of how her last name is pronounced, thank you.
* ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'': Noah Antwiler comments during his review of ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening'' that as a kid he had to deal with a lot of "Where's [[Literature/TheBible the Ark]]?" jokes.
-->'''Noah Antwiler:''' Oh and by the way, just because I do actually happen to have an ark in the backyard has nothing to do with the fact that my name is Noah, and when the polar ice caps finally melt, flood the earth, and destroy all life, I am not gonna let any of you dickweeds who made fun of me in!
* WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows plays the piano... and [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=124&t=17721&start=40#p202632 apparently]] is sick of requests for a particular Music/BillyJoel song.
* LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys: This is LetsPlay/JoshJepson's reaction to {{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}} singing [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons "Meet Josh Jepson..."]]
* WebVideo/JesuOtaku says in her Facebook profile: "I'm just Hope... the girl of a thousand puns on her first name. ([[IfIHadANickel I really want a nickel for every one of them]]. That'd be tight.)"
* '''WebVideo/ProJared''', any time he reviews a game with four treasures of the elements, he will inevitably say "Gee, a game whete you have to collect four treasures of the elements? Never heard that one before.", before holding up the cartridge of the original Final Fantasy. May double as a kind of CatchPhrase.
* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Keela has heard all the jokes about her RapunzelHair (which, should be noted, goes down to the back of her ''knees''!)

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'':
-->'''Pangborn:''' Can it, Pickles! Or should I say, ''jar'' it?\\
'''Tommy:''' ''[sarcastically]'' Heh, heh, good joke, sir. Never heard that one before.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** While playing golf, there was this exchange:
--->'''Peter:''' Hey Joe...\\
'''Joe:''' Don't say it, Peter...\\
'''Peter:''' I was just wondering...\\
'''Joe:''' Peter, I swear to God...\\
'''Peter:''' What's your ''handicap''?\\
** On another episode, someone quoted Anne Robinson's "you are the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/Weakest_Link weakest link]], goodbye" in class, and Stewie went on a (sarcastic) tirade about how unoriginal that was.
** In "Emission Impossible", Brian is reading instructions for crib assembly to Peter, specifying rods and slots. Brian cuts across Peter's anticipated reply with "If you say 'ThatsWhatSheSaid' one more time, I'm gonna pop you."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** The Simpsons visit an exhibit of luxury cars, one of which is presented by a blonde bikini bimbo. Homer quips "Do ''you'' come with the car?" and she giggles, "Oh, ''you''!" The next person to come by makes ''the exact same joke'' and she replies in the ''exact same way''. Either she's ''very'' used to it and has practiced it, or [[TheDitz she has the memory of a goldfish]].
** In "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge" (originally aired in 2000), each student in Bart's class is given a video camera for a school project to create a movie. As soon as he hands over the cameras, Skinner immediately says he doesn't want to see "30 ''[[Film/TheBlairWitchProject Blair Witch]]'' knockoffs". Cue the entire class going "Aw...".
** Subverted in the case of Bart's teacher, Mrs. Krabappel, whose name was ''always'' pronounced with the emphasis on the second syllable until one day Milhouse came out with the obvious pun. Turns out none of the kids had ever thought of it before.
** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E14LisaTheGreek Lisa the Greek]]": At a fancy restaurant, the waiter introduces himself to the Simpsons and says he'll be their waiter. Homer replies by saying he's homer and will be the waiter's customer. The waiter dryly says he never heard that one before.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Dr. Harleen Quinzell's response in "Mad Love" when the Joker points out that her name [[StevenUlyssesPerhero shortens to]] Harley Quinn. Of course, she later adopts the name. Happens again in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' in one of her interview tapes. And in ''WebVideo/TheJokerBlogs'', both being references to "Mad Love".
* One episode of the animated series of Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', "The Arabian Night", is a crossover with ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. While Herc and Aladdin are fighting each other, the latter taunts the former with the nickname "Jerk-ules".
-->'''Hercules:''' ''[repeatedly attempting to punch Aladdin]'' Y'know, everyone thinks they're being clever when they call me that, but it's [[PunctuatedPounding not! That! Funny!]]
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda Secrets of the Furious Five]]'', Crane gives a variation on this when the instructor at the kung fu academy makes fun of his "skinny legs": "Yeah... my skinny legs. First time that's ever been mentioned..."
* During the "smoking is bad" episode of ''WesternAnimation/OzzyAndDrix'', Ozzy tells Nicotine "This town's a no-smoking area!" Nicotine grouses that it was funny the first 500 or so times he heard it.
* One ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch has Film/JamesBond making it with a woman named Christmas. A HurricaneOfPuns ensues, much to the poor woman's growing frustration. The sketch is naturally referencing ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' mentioned above.
* From ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'':
-->'''ComicBook/TheFlash:''' Back in a flash. ''[runs off]''\\
'''Impulse:''' Heh. "Back in a flash". Does he say that often?\\
'''Every Other Member of the Allen Family:''' ''[sighs]'' Too often.
* In the Halloween episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Stan tells his gay neighbor Terry that his haunted house will "scare you straight!" Terry mutters "Every year..." under his breath and walks off.
* One scene in ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' features Duke meeting then-Pope John Paul II. He then asks, "Hey, John Paul. Where's [[Music/TheBeatles George Ringo?]]" Pope John Paul merely sighs and says, "I am ''so'' sick of that joke!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' it's not played for laughs. The owner of a hardware store is named Mr. Nohammer and runs the store Nohammer Hardware. He seems to have been made so paranoid by that joke of people calling to asks if he has any hammers that his entire store is covered in hammers and signs in big letters stating "YES WE HAVE HAMMERS!".
* ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster''. A BodySurf criminal steals Cassie's body, leaving her stuck in the form of hulking thug who's quickly arrested by a BountyHunter.
-->'''Cassie:''' But I'm innocent!\\
'''Bounty hunter:''' That's what they all say.\\
'''Cassie:''' But I'm a thirteen year old girl!\\
'''Bounty hunter:''' They all say that, too.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' alludes to this trope briefly in the episode "Fear of a Krabby Patty".
-->'''Karen:''' I've heard this joke before.
* A downplayed nonverbal version comes from Garrett Miller of ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' in the first episode. When future teammate Eduardo, sore over [[OpenMouthInsertFoot sticking his foot in his mouth and insulting the attractive girl in class]] and Garrett ribbing him by quoting the aforementioned trope, makes a tasteless remark about "having a working foot to insert", Garrett's only response is an eye roll that ''screams'' this page's trope.

[[folder:Real Life]]
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* Creator/UmbertoEco, whose surname means "echo" in Italian and Spanish. He writes of how tired he is of everyone making jokes about how he "always answers back", and journalists writing articles with titles such as "Eco's echo", "A book with echos", etc.
* Corbin Bleu and Cordon Bleu jokes. Lampshaded in [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/High_School_Musical_2006.aspx the Agony Booth recap]] of ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'':
--> By the way, Corbin Bleu should not, under any circumstances, be confused with chicken breasts stuffed with ham and swiss. And boy, I'm sure he's ''never'' heard anyone make a joke like that.
* Creator/BenAffleck has complained about people coming up to him and saying "AFFLECK!" in the same tone as the AFLAC duck says "AFLAC".
* Due to ''Film/WaynesWorld'', anywhere Music/AliceCooper went, people started saying "[[SupplicationPose We're not worthy!]]". [[http://www.sickthingsuk.co.uk/film/f-waynesworld.php He said]] that it was at least better than when he released the album ''Hey Stoopid''.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bytheway John Bytheway]]. Yes, that is his name. He's gotten tired of people saying, "By the way, John." He realized in 8th grade that his last name is a prepositional phrase and that if his child's middle name is a verb "he or she will be a sentence." He also has traced his family name back to 16th century England. He relates a story in which, after decades, a new joke was made. "If you have a son, will you name him Owen?"
* In the book of ''Series/HarryEnfieldAndChums'', Enfield recounts a story about looking for a dog he was supposed to be walking. ''Every person he passed'' said "You don't want to do it like that", in reference to his character Annoying Dad (aka Mr [[CatchPhrase You-Don't-Want-To-Do-That]]). Finally he snapped, and responded "And ''you'' don't want to be the hundredth person to say that to me today!" In the book he takes the opportunity to apologize to the person, if they're reading.
* Wayne Knight on the ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' [=DVDs=] recounts how he chewed out a fan after having "Hello, Newman" shouted at him ''one'' too many times.
* In Kevin Jenning's memoir, ''Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son,'' he mentions that, when he first met his future partner, he said, "Your name is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Davis Jeff Davis]]!", prompting the man to wearily ask, "Which part of the South are you from?"
* Ever since ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', Creator/MattDamon apparently cannot go a week without hearing "''[stupid voice]'' Matt Day-minnn!" He seems to take it pretty well though. In fact, he was actually bummed that the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' guys didn't ask him to provide his own voice.
* Just ''barely'' avoided with David Buehler, the starting placekicker for the Dallas Cowboys football team in 2010. Due to the way his name is spelled, it appeared the poor guy was doomed to a lifetime (or at least a career) of countless smartasses saying [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff "Bueller.... Bueller...." to him in a monotonous voice]]. Fortunately, TV commentators put the issue to rest as early as possible by noting that his name was actually pronounced "Beeler."
* Creator/DaveChappelle mentioned he was tired of people constantly saying (shouting), "[[CatchPhrase I'm Rick James, bitch!]]" from ''Series/ChappellesShow''. Allegedly, [[FanDumb some fans have done this]] while he's ''[[WhyTheFandomCantHaveNiceThings with his wife and children]]'' somewhere.
* Chris Barrie mentioned in an interview that until about ten years after the last episode of ''Series/RedDwarf'' was broadcast, he could not go on UsefulNotes/TheLondonUnderground without someone on the platform shouting "Oi! Smeghead!".
* Averted by Billy Crystal, who commented in a standup routine that he thought it was very amusing the variety of people who would greet him with "You look mah-velous!" (Apparently this was better than the greeting he often got during the run of ''Series/{{Soap}}'', which consisted largely of "Hey faggot!")
* The Music/BarenakedLadies at one point became annoyed at fans [[ProducePelting throwing boxes of Kraft Dinner]] onto the stage during performances of "If I had $1000000". When fans didn't listen they started just collecting the boxes before the show to donate to local food banks.
** Likewise, the MentosFinger video for "Big Me" inspired lots of Music/FooFighters fans to throw Mentos on stage. The band even stopped playing the song for a while because it was akin to being stoned as "those candies are like pebbles".
* Creator/JohnCleese complained, after the Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus sketch was aired, that he couldn't go down the street without cab drivers shouting "Oi! [[IAmNotShazam Monty]]! Do your funny walk!"
* When UsefulNotes/BarackObama was asked who gave him the middle name of Hussein, he quipped, to paraphrase, "somebody who never thought I'd be running for President of the United States."
* When a New York cable company said on Website/{{Twitter}} that they were "engaged" to make sure a customer was taken care of, saying they'd "make it so," the customer, Creator/PatrickStewart, replied "[[https://twitter.com/SirPatStew/status/246676527364841472 Impertinent, presumptuous. And so... "original".]]"
* Creator/AlysonHannigan says she'd gotten so many people hollering [[Film/AmericanPie 'Band Camp!']] to her that she took to replying '{{If I had a nickel}} for every... Oh, wait. I do.'
* Creator/KateMicucci of Music/GarfunkelAndOates somehow managed to make it to college before realizing the DoubleEntendre potential of her [[CountryMatters family name]] and [[BrickJoke understanding what all of her schoolmates were taunting her about]]. She seems to have made her peace with it, naming her one-woman show ''Playing with Micucci''.
* Businessman Armand Hammer was not named after Arm & Hammer brand of products. Nor did found the company. He did try to buy it in the 1980s because he was tired of explaining that. (They wouldn't sell, but he did become a major stockholder and board member.)
** Also despite being given the same name, his grandson goes by "Armie Hammer". This was likely a good decision, because as an [[Film/TheLoneRanger actor]] Arm & Hammer jokes in the media would have started and never, ever ended.
* Thomas F. Wilson, who played Biff Tannen [[IdenticalGrandson and his descendants]] in the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' movies composed a song called "Biff's Question Song", about his most frequently-asked questions.
-->"'Was that real manure?' No, it wasn't. 'Was that real manure?' No! 'Was that real manure?', [[MST3KMantra It's a movie!]], stop asking me the question!"
* The [[http://www.schindler.com/ Schindler]] Group is a leading manufacturer of elevators, based in Switzerland and dating back to 1874. With elevators known as "lifts" in the UK, puns based on ''Film/SchindlersList'' got old real fast. Some of the company's international divisions are named ''Schindler Lifts'', suggesting that maybe their technicians got a little tired of hearing the same joke all the time.
* When UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup was won by the UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} Blackhawks in 2015, the [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball Cubs]] Website/{{Twitter}} profile soon had to respond [[https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/610642183050244096 plenty]] [[https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/610659530792275968 of]] [[https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/610664194724241408 "original"]] jokes on how they're 107 years without a title. (As if the universe had been listening and decided to avenge them, the Cubs won the World Series ''the very next year''.)
* [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Tampa Bay Rays third baseman]] Evan Longoria has expressed his annoyance over people making a big deal about the fact that his name is just one letter different from [[Series/DesperateHousewives Eva Longoria's]].
* In 2016, Creator/WilWheaton [[https://twitter.com/wilw/status/688127971337449475 has gone on record]] to say he's now instantly blocking anyone on Twitter who tells him to [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration "Shut up, Wesley"]], even in jest.
* Once ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'' had "[[{{Deadpool}} Wade Wilson]] from Regina, Saskatchewan (...) And that's why Regina rhymes with [[SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion fun]].”[[note]]Ryan Reynolds ''is'' Canadian, but from Vancouver[[/note]] Given this is a mainstay regarding this Canadian city, a local paper had to complain about the joke going back into proeminence ([[http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/regina-rhymes-with-more-words-than-fun “It doesn’t disgrace Regina, but it’s not funny — and not because it’s insulting. It’s not funny because it’s been told 5,000 times.”]]). That being said, plenty of Regina citizens still think it's ActuallyPrettyFunny.
* Creator/KateWinslet [[http://www.mtv.com/news/1682085/kate-winslet-titanic-theme-song/ said]] she is sick of [[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} jokes whenever she's on a boat]], and was greeted with enough [[Music/CelineDion "My Heart Will Go On"]] that the song makes her feel like throwing up.
* Creator/MarkHamill mentioned in an interview that his wife is a dentist, and apperantly her colleagues are uttterly incapable of meeting him and not interject a "may the floss be with you" joke when they depart.
* [[http://www.chicagotribune.com/redeye/redeye-real-jakes-from-state-farm-20141112-story.html This article]] dives into the lives of actual people named Jake who have worked at State Farm following the airing of the memetic "Jake from State Farm" ad.
-->''[My boss], he always gets a good laugh because he’ll hear me answer the phone and then there’ll be a pause on the other end. He’ll just hear me say, ‘Khakis,’ and he’ll just start laughing because he knows what the conversation is without even listening.''
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic expressed genuine annoyance on Twitter over news stories about the Creator/AlFranken scandal using "Weird Al" as a headline, not just because he doesn't want to be associated with sexual assault allegations, but he's actually trademarked ''Weird Al''.
* Music/TimMinchin when asked about him working on a musical adaptation of Film/GroundhogDay
-->'''Interviewer:''' Were you just looking for an excuse to play the same song over and over again? \\
'''Tim:''' No, I was looking for an excuse to hear that joke over and over again.
* Whenever longtime Series/LetsMakeADeal host Monty Hall entered a public men's room, he would invariably hear a version of:
--> "Do you want door number 1, door number 2, or door number 3."
* Creator/MichaelBJordan is well aware that he shares his name with a [[UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan certain basketball player]] and has already gotten plenty of grief for it on the playground.
* Creator/ShirleyTemple complained in a radio interview that no matter where she went in the world, [[DrinkOrder she was always served her namesake drink]]. What's worse, Temple wasn't a fan, not caring for their "saccharine, icky sweet" taste.
* Music/GreenDay doesn't much like jokes about being woken up at the beginning of October, considering that "Wake Me Up When September Ends" was inspired by the cancer-related death of Billie Joe Armstrong's father, and the lyrics are about the Iraq war.