- The Burns And Allen Show always ended with George Burns saying, "Say goodnight, Gracie." The popular myth is that Gracie Allen would respond, "Goodnight, Gracie", this is a Beam Me Up, Scotty! She actually simply responded, "Goodnight."
- Other shows use this gag. For instance, from Tiny Toon Adventures:
Buster: Say goodnight, Babs.
Babs: Goodnight, Babs!
- And from over the pond, this variation from The Two Ronnies:
Ronnie Corbett: And it's goodnight from me...
Ronnie Barker: ...And it's goodnight from him. Goodnight.
- Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. "Say goodnight, Dick." "Goodnight, Dick."
- ...and this is likely the example codifier, and the source of the Beam Me Up, Scotty!.
- A variation from the same show:
Dan Rowan: Now repeat after me.
Goldie Hawn: After me, after me, after me...
- From a Stargate SG-1 episode in which Daniel was turned invisible and only his grandfather Nick could see him:
: Repeat what I'm saying; I'm standing right beside you. Nick
: Standing right beside me. Jack
: He's lost a few pounds. Daniel
: Jack, don't be an ass! Nick
: Jack, don't be an ass. Jack
- Fraggle Rock, from the episode "I Don't Care":
I swear... Assembled Fraggles:
I swear... Gobo:
...to be fair. Assembled Fraggles:
...to be fair. Gobo:
Now solemnly repeat after me. Wembley:
Now solemnly repeat after me.
- This contestant on The Price Is Right.
Drew Carey: Say "Alakazam!"; lift up the lid. Ready? One, two, three...
Contestant: Alakazam lift up the lid!
- One sketch by German humorist Loriot:
Herr Doktor Klöbner: Please.
Herr Müller-Lüdenscheid: Politely.
Herr Doktor Klöbner: Politely.
- A variant is commonly used in Police Squad!. For example:
Ed Hocken: All right, Eddie, let's say you did go to the movies.
All: You did go to the movies.
Frank Drebin: Then let's say you were nowhere near the Club Flamingo.
All: You were nowhere near the Club Flamingo.
- In a Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch, Biggles tries to dictate to his secretary a letter to King Haakon, and explains that he is not dictating when he takes his antlers off, doing just that as he says so. When she repeats "I am not dictating," he says "What?" and asks her to read what she has been typing, which is:
"Dear King Haakon, I am not dictating. What?"
- The very first Saturday Night Live sketch features this, albeit a physical version. Buck Henry plays a language tutor teaching an immigrant (John Belushi) how to read. ("I would like to feed your fingertips to the wolverines.") In the middle of a sentence, Henry has a heart attack and drops dead. Belushi looks at his dead body and slumps over the same way.
- Hilariously taken to extremes in the Night Court episode "Here's To You, Mrs. Robinson". Harry is trying to swear the pregnant Quon Le and other foreigners as U.S. citizens while Mac has appendicitis.
Harry: All right then, at this time, I'm going to ask everyone to raise you right hand and repeat after me...
Mac: (bawls in pain)
Crowd: (imitates Mac bawling in pain)
Harry: Mac, are you all right?
Crowd: Mac, are you all right?
Harry: (making "stop" motion) No, no!
Crowd: (imitating Harry) No, no!
- Then they try it again, but this time, they repeat Quan Le going into labor.
- Mystery Science Theater 3000
- Played with in "The Human Duplicators", when the hero says to his girlfriend, "Say something." Joel and the bots chime in with "Something". They're then surprised when the girlfriend also says, "Something."
- At the end of "The Indestructible Man", Joel reads aloud an affidavit that he and the bots have agreed to sign, stating that they will never make any more cop/donut jokes. When Joel reads, "I, state your name—" the bots immediately respond with "I, state your name—", much to Joel's chagrin.
- A recurring gag on Beakmans World:
: Let's say this wall represents a magnified section of human skin. Rizzo and Josie
: This wall represents a magnified section of human skin. Beakman
- After Hello Cheeky's local pianist, Denis King, is pelted with tomatoes:
Denis: Another television first...I shall now play "Fascinating Rhythm" with an eyeful of tomato. (playing and singing) Oh, fascinating rhythm with an eyeful of tomato...
- A Horrible Histories segment on how Victorian schools were run (by the students repeating whatever their teacher said).
- In the episode of Being Human where George teaches English as a Foreign Language and has Hollywood Tourette's, he recounts an incident where he said "Repeat after me" directly before an involuntary Cluster F-Bomb. The students all did.
- Dinosaurs: The Chief Elder has, among other responsibilities, the duty to name babies. When Earl and Fran brought Baby to be named, the Chief Elder started feeling pain and moaned. As the scribe in charge of writing the names on a certificate wrote the moans, the Chief Elder explained he was dying. Until a new Chief Elder was elected so the Sinclairs could take Baby to be renamed, Baby Sinclair's official name was "Ouch Ouch I'm Dying You Idiot Sinclair".
- Another victim of the trope was Fran's cousin "Atchoo".
- And "*Burp* Excuse-Me Finkleman"
- The IT Crowd: Roy and Moss are worried about what to say to Denholm's widow at his funeral, and Jen tells them, "Just say, 'I'm sorry for your loss,' then move on." Roy goes up and says, "I'm sorry for your loss. Move on."
- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air:
Will: Alright, repeat after me.
Carlton: Repeat after me.
- Sesame Street: Slight play on the formula - Commander Chiphead (played by David Hyde Pierce) has Cookie Monster recite the Cookie Connoisseurs Club oath.
Chipead: I pledge allegiance.
Cookie: Me pledge allegiance.
Chipead: I pledge allegiance.
Cookie: You too?
- Supernatural: Charlie has to flirt her way past a security guard, but has no idea how, so Dean, talking through a bluetooth in her ear, tells her what to say.
Charlie: You ever do anything else with your free time, like take a girl out for a drink? Stop laughing, Sammy. Um...You don't know that bar? "Stop Laughing Sammy"? That place is bringing sexy back. Which is easy, cause I kept the receipt. Stop talking, Charlie. Right. So, you were saying, about going out? For drinks?
- Star Trek: Voyager. In "Message in a Bottle" two Emergency Medical Holograms have seized a starship from Romulan commandos, only for three Romulan warbirds to turn up demanding to speak to them. The EMH's try to bluff their way out by claiming the viewscreen is damaged.
Warbird: Where's Rekar?
In the medical bay. He's suffered minor injuries.
Warbird: Identify yourself.
(EMH-1 casts a desperate look at EMH-2)
EMH-2: (whispers) You first.
Warbird: Repeat your last statement. I don't understand.
EMH-1: State your identity.
- M*A*S*H. Frank and Hawkeye are assigned to teach English to the Koreans working at the 4077.
Frank: I will fetch the doctor.
Koreans: I will fetch the doctor.
Frank: I will fetch the nurse.
Koreans: I will fetch the nurse.
[A rather hungover Hawkeye enters]
Frank: You're late!
Koreans: You're late.
Frank: (waving his hands) No-no-no!
Koreans: (copying gestures) No-no-no!
[Frank storms out in a huff, leaving Hawkeye to take the class]
Hawkeye: I will fetch the doctor.
Koreans: I will fetch the doctor.
] Frank Burns eats worms.
Koreans: Frank Burns eats worms.