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This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!
Because a "megaton announcement" just isn't "megaton" enough without this.

Buffy: What are you doing here? Five words or less."
Spike: [counting them off on his fingers] Out. For. A. Walk. [realises he still has the thumb] Bitch."

It's basically ending a sentence with a comma and "Bitch!", as a way of someone verbally making an exclamation point in dialog.

It did get overused, so now it's a Discredited Trope. You're as likely as not to see it thrown in a sentence just to be funny, even though there is no other reason to emphasize a point this way. Bitch.

Since talking this way is inherently humorous, actual dramatic scenes are more likely to use "son of a bitch" (if the target is male) or some other insult (if the target is female) instead.

This can overlap with Quote Swear Unquote, Obligatory Swearing.

Compare (but would not overlap with) Verbal Tic, Precision F-Strike.


In-Universe Examples Only, Bitch!

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    Anime & Manga, Meinu! 
  • ADV Films' English dub of Princess Tutu has an example in the outtakes:
    Rue: ... In fact, I'm far from having loved him enough.
    Duck: Well, I love him, too!... BITCH!
  • In the Dark Horse translation of Berserk Volume 1, the protagonist Guts' first line is "The only one trapped is you, bitch!".
  • In episode 12 of Baka To Test To Shokanju, a fansub group translated a line saying "don't underestimate Class A" as "We're Class A, bitches!"
  • In the anime Cube×Cursed×Curious, the first enemy overuses the word "bitch" to the point where its' almost even played for laughs.
  • Hellsing
    • "Eat [[ Harkonnen]], bitch!"
    • A particularly powerful example is present in the English dub of Hellsing Ultimate, specifically when Seras cheesegrates Zorin on a wall.
    Seras: How does it feel having somebody fuck with your head?! How does it feel, you BITCH?!
  • Used quite heavily in the dub of Magikano.
  • "I don't think so, bitch!"
  • "I do what I want, biatch!" Said with an accent, might I add.

    Comic Books, Bitch! 
  • From DC, Donna Troy is fighting an alternate-version of herself. When asked who she is, she punches that version in the head and says:
    "Donna Troy": I'm Donna Troy, bitch. Donna. Troy.
  • Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness had the vegan police announce Todd Ingram had eaten "Gelato, bitch!" The movie puts its own spin on it.
    Todd: "Gelato isn't vegan?"
    Vegan policeman: "It's milk and eggs, bitch."
  • Amanda Conner when she beats up Harley and Catwoman in a fouth wall breaking moment in Harley Quinn #0:
    Amanda Conner: I'm Amanda Conner, bitches!

    Fan Works, Bitch! 

    Film, Bitch! 

    Literature, Bitch! 

    Live Action TV, Bitch! 
  • Breaking Bad takes this to an extreme with Jesse Pinkman. "Bitch" is his catchphrase.
    Walt: Say, "This is my own private domicile and I will not be harassed."
    Jesse: This is my own private domicile and I will not be harassed. [Beat] Bitch.
    • Even MAD made fun of this.
    • As described by Honest Trailers, Jesse is "a Juggalo without the makeup who prefers the formal term for female dog."
    • (Aaron Paul, who played Jesse, now finds that strangers want him to call them a bitch.)
    • The series' own alternate ending even made fun of this.
    Hal: He would use the b-word a lot. He'd say "Yo, b-word! Yay, science, b-word!"
  • Smallville
    Lois Lane (to Maxima) Bring It, bitch.
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks
    Simon: It's an inaccurate fact, I did some research. There are now almost 10 million bicycles in Beijing... bitch.
  • "I'm Rick James, Bitch!" from Chappelle's Show, and a lot of Chappelle's jokes in general. He uses this to great effect, and may have lead to a recent upswing in the use of this trope.
    • Shouted out (literally) by Wayne Brady in another skit where he took Chappelle on a ride... after he kneecaps Dave with a gunshot. "I'm Wayne Brady, BITCH!!"
  • The O.C.
    • "Welcome to The OC, bitch!" (this phrase alone is one of the reasons the trope became over-used in modern television)
    • Frequently parodied with "Welcome to the O.Z., bitch!" when referencing Tin Man.
    • Also parodied in Gilmore Girls. "Welcome to the S.H, bitch."
  • Friends, in one episode Chandler states that when Joey engages in male bonding he has a tendency to call everyone "bitch" to which Joey replies with "what are you talking about, bitch?"
  • In Angel's "Smile Time" episode, from one muppet to another: "I'm gonna tear you a new puppet hole, bitch!"
  • The Colbert Report: "It's French, bitch!"
  • The Middle Man: "Muscle memory, bitch!"
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    • Stephen Colbert's warm welcome to Jimmy on his first show: "Welcome to 11:30, bitch!"
  • Jersey Shore: In the first episode of Season 1 and subsequently, the current opening: Snooki says "I'm going to Jersey Shore, bitch!
  • Greek: "I don't even like Cosmos, bitch!"
  • Sweet Dee saying "I WILL EAT YOUR BABIES BITCH!" in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
  • The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon in The Bat Jar Conjecture: "In other words, it's on...bitch." Badassitude abounds.
  • In Space Mutiny, Big Bad Kalgan has some such line, to which Mike Nelson adds "Bitch."
  • From Michael to Dwight on The Office: "Hug it out, bitch."
  • On Saturday Night Live, any conversation Tracy Morgan holds with Lorne Michaels is likely to end with the former demanding, "Get me a soda, bitch!"
  • Dave, a contestant on season one of reality cooking show Top Chef, reached the height of reality TV popularity after telling another contestant Tiffani "I'm not your bitch, bitch!" in response to endless haranguing by the latter.
  • X-Play: Morgan Webb's tagline on a commercial about her visiting conventions in Japan: "Konichiwa, bitches."
  • X-Play's coverage of G-Phoria one year featured Ratty sneaking into the awards by jumping off a nearby building. This action was accompanied by "Geronimo, bitches!"
  • How I Met Your Mother:
    • "I'm cuddly, bitch!"
    • Also, Ted re: shots "I drank all five, bitch!"
      • Another from Ted when he wanted to comfort Robin and she didn't want any...
    Robin: Well, then, you're fired.
    Ted: You can't fire me. I'm union, bitch!
    • As well as Lily's "You just made the list, bitch!"
    • How about Barney speaking French? "Parce que j'ai le jeu, mes chiennes. Translation? Cos I got game, bitches!"
      • That doesn't quite mean what he wanted. "Chiennes" literally means "female dogs." If he wanted "bitches" in the slang sense, he should have used "salopes" or "garces" depending on personal preference.
  • Wanda Syke's "I'ma Be Me" had her saying "Yeaaah... Obama, bitch!"
  • Modern Family: "See, we're all going to get past this and be friends again, and this was all set up by me, Mitchell, who is not a mummy's boy but is instead a insightful and considerate person, so make a note bitches!" in episode 4.
  • From a sketch/interview on The Soup where Zachary Quinto kicks Joel McHale: "Who's Sylar now, bitch?"
    ''chk chk!'' Put the mimosas down, bitch!
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer has this bit with Buffy and Spike when he's outside Buffy's house:
    Buffy: What are you doing here? Five words or less.
    Spike (visibly counting on his fingers): Out... for... a... walk... (Beat) bitch.
    • Another later example with Warren:
    Warren (hits Buffy): Say "goodnight", bitch!
    Buffy (hits him back and knocks him down): "Goodnight, bitch!"
  • In The Wire, "You happy now, bitch?" is Bunk Moreland's catchphrase.
  • In 2 Broke Girls, when the diner is held up by a robber in a suit, Han, in a rare badass moment for him, pulls a gun on the robber, delivering one of these.
    Han: You're in MY house now, Bitch!
  • Elizabeth once disguised herself as Amelia and walked into Amelia's house yelling: "I'm your worst nightmare! I'm a motherfucking crossdressing lesbian Jew, BITCH!!" in That's Just Me. However, is most versions of this episode, the line is censored, changing it into: "I'm your worst nightmare, because I'm a crossdressing tomboy, man!"
    • Okay, so they'll censor that, but NOT any of the characters' foul mouths, all of the fanservice/nudity scenes, OR any of the mental illness jokes?
    • They also joke a lot about suicide, even though the main character almost committed it in an earlier episode.
    • Perhaps they censored it because Elizabeth ISN'T religious? The episode was called 'I Don't Wanna Cut My Hair! What Happens When Elizabeth Crossdresses' and it was in the 6th season.
  • From Spartacus: War of the Damned, when warrior-woman Saxa is confronted by two large gladiators who want to kill some prisoners entrusted to her by Gannicus...
    Donar: "I do not see Gannicus among you. No cause to heed his bitch." *Attacks. Ends up with Saxa's knife at his throat and his buddy on the ground.*
    Saxa: "I give cause, bitch."
  • In season 1 of Top Chef, Dave told Tiffany after Restaurant Wars "I'm not your bitch, bitch!"
  • Will and Grace, "Accept the things you cannot change, bitch!"
  • Hawaii Five-0, in a conversation between Danno and Steve on Ms. Pac-Man.
    Steve: "You ever make it to Double-Pretzel level?"
    Danno: "Triple-Banana, bitch."
  • In a Dollhouse episode where Echo is working as backup singer for a pop star, she tells her boss, "Bitch, you can fire me, but don't think you can take me."

    Music, Bitch! 

    Pro Wrestling, Bitch! 

    Radio, Bitch! 
  • The WNYC program Radio Lab episode Choice(501) contained an instance of this, subverting the line tagged onto the end of many radio broadcast introductions. "Stay with us...bitches."
  • "BIIIIIIIIITCH!" is the calling card of Mike Clark, of WRIF-Detroit's drive-time radio show Drew and Mike in the Morning. Callers to the show frequently request Mike "send out a BIIIIIIITCH to the folks working at (insert company name here)."
  • One of Detroit radio personalities Dave & Chuck the Freak's catch phrases is "It's Friday, Bitches!" Actually, it's more than just a catch phrase - there's a short rap song with the title that was made just for them (which is played on the Friday shows, naturally), merchandise featuring the phrase, and even an annual event called the Friday Bitches Bash.

    Stand-Up Comedy, Bitch! 
  • Inverted by David Cross, on Bigger and Blackerer: He details a game to play with friends at a restaurant. When talking to the waitress, make the first thing you say be "Yeah, bitch," But in as low-key a manner as possible. Then, be as polite as possible when making your order. The object is to make it so that the waitress won't be sure you called her 'bitch', but would feel uncomfortable asking such a polite person if he did.
  • Daniel Tosh provides a milder example that involves working the phrase "Suck It" into everyday conversation:
    "By the way, if you ever have a job where you have to give speeches in front of people, pepper in the phrase 'suck it.' Very empowering. Just be like 'As you can see from our Powerpoint presentation suck it...' And your clients will be like, 'Did he... did he... did he say suck it? I like this guy... he's a go-getter.'"
  • Retta does this opera-style.

    Video Games, Bitch! 
  • Resistance: "I'm James Grayson, bitches!"
  • No More Heroes has quite the handful.
    • "So what you're tellin' me is that I gotta continue fighting. There's no way out of this. You set me up, bitch!"
    • "That's fucked up. That's the stupidest rule I've ever heard! This guy's mine and you just want me to let him go?! Bitch!"
    • "You are the 3rd ranked assassin, bitch?"
  • The tagline for Bungie's April Fools joke game Pimps at Sea was "Arrrrrh, bitch!"
  • Quoth Heather from Silent Hill 3: "Shut your stinking mouth, BITCH!".
  • Grand Theft Auto: "Welcome to the Land of Freedom, Bitches! AHHHHHHHHH!"
    • "I ain't nobody's "ass technician", bitch!" - OG Loc
  • Makai Kingdom: "Who's the overlord now, bitch?"
  • True Crime: Streets of LA. uses this liberally, but I guess the greatest example is when Nick Kang, the protagonist, finishes off the crime lord who had his father killed over a money laundering scheme. While this could be a bit of a solemn moment, as he watches his father's killer burn to death in a plane crash, he follows it up by saying: "Try Laundering THAT, bitch!"
  • Duke Nukem: Duke, despite his extreme womanizing, is a Chivalrous Pervert who never insults the objects of his desire. When you hear him confront the female monster Alien Queen and bellow, "I'm gonna kick your ass, bitch!", you know it is on.
  • Left 4 Dead's Crash Course DLC has hopeless optimist Louis, of all people, scream "Oh, it's a bitch apocalypse now, bitch!"
  • Borderlands plays this straight with Roland, the Soldier. Upon scoring a kill with a Critical Hit, he may shout, "Critical, bitch!", or "Critical, biatch!".
    Tiny Tina: "You're cordially invited, BITCH!!!"
    • Also from Borderlands 2, if Maya gets a Second Wind, she might declare "I'm back, bitches!"
    • The Raging Goliaths, also from Borderlands 2, have quite a few of these.
    (After Zer0's Decepti0n Fades) "Avoid me all you want, BITCH!
    (When Salvador is Gunzerking) "I'll take your bullets, BITCH!
    "I'll kill you SLOWER for that, BITCH!
    "Fear your master, bitches!"
    "Die for me, BITCH!
    • And let's not forget:
    Brick: Knock knock, BITCHES! Open up!
  • Mass Effect: Used here and there with examples such as:
    Miranda - "You'll die for that, bitch!"
    Jack - "Touch me and I will smear the walls with you, bitch!"
    • Delivered by Commander Shepard in Mass Effect 3 to Kai Leng as s/he stabs him with his/her omni-blade.
      Commander Shepard: That was for Thane/Miranda/Kirrahe/Thane and Miranda you son of a bitch.
  • Tony Hawk's Underground 2 has the following example.
    Paulie: "Oh yeah, look out! Pooper coming through! Please keep your hands inside the porter potty while you TAKE A DRINK, BITCH!"
  • Used to ridiculous extremes in Def Jam Fight For NY Some examples are:
    Trejo -"You shoulda listened when you had the chance, bitch!"
    Created Character: "You just got owned, bitch!"
  • In MadWorld, after being attacked by ninjas...
    Howard: I've composed a haiku, in honor of this moment.
    Kreese: Alright, drop it down.
    Howard: Ninja rise from floor.
    Red spray-paint ceiling and walls.
    Jack is triumphant.
    Kreese: 5, 7, 5, bitches.
  • Marcus Fenix delivers a well-deserved one to Queen Myrrah after the Battle of Azura.
    Marcus: (after stabbing Myrrah with Dom's knife) You feel that? That's from Dom...and everyone else you killed you bitch!
  • Batman: Arkham City falls into this a few too many times. You will hardly ever hear any other curse word used, leading to several grunts using "bitch" so many times you'd wish they'd just say something else. For major characters, Two Face takes the cake, especially when he's going against Catwoman. Makes you wonder if he knows any other insults.
  • In The Simpsons Game when the Simpson family meets an evil Will Wright.
    Homer You can't do this!
    Will Wright: Sure I can. I'm Will Wright, bitch!
  • In Worldof Warcraft, during a confrontation in Silverpine Forest between Garrosh Hellscream and Sylvanas Windrunner.
    Garrosh: What difference is there between you and the Lich King now?
    Sylvanas: Isn't it obvious, Warchief? *flippant salute* I serve the Horde.
    Garrosh: Watch your clever mouth, bitch.
  • Dota 2:
    Juggernaut: I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!
  • Resident Evil 6: While Piers is dishing out a What the Hell, Hero? moment to Chris, Chris angrily shouts, "How many of our men are dead because of that bitch?!"
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance: Raiden's response to Sundowner's comparison between him and the subjects in the Sears Program is "They're kids, you son of a bitch!"

    Web Animation, Bitch! 
  • Tankmen 2: "You should've used the Pythagorean theorem, bitch."
  • The end of Neurotically Yours' "Caffeine Conspiracy" has Franklin the Star Shmucks peddler warn his superiors over walkie talkie that "The squirrel is on to us." A moment later, he starts another transmission to add "bitch."
  • Red vs. Blue: Everyone uses Bitch as a punctuation mark.

    Webcomics, Bitch! 

    Web Original, Bitch! 

    Western Animation, Bitch! 
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force:
    • "You're liquified, bitch." Made even funnier because Frylock isn't one to quickly resort to swearing.
    • Frylock hurling fireballs in the videogame: "Look into my eyes, bitch."
    • "Now what is the magic word, bitch?"
  • Clone High: "Try and catch me, bitch!"
  • The opening credits of a recent Affectionate Parody comedy show called Outer Space Astronauts has the line 'Outer space, bitch!"
  • South Park:
    • The "pal/buddy/friend" exchange in "Canada on Strike".
    • From "Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy": "You just dealt with the Dawg, bitch!"
  • The Simpsons: "Read the patent number, bitch!"
  • The Boondocks: Rummy to Ed: "Swim, bitch!".
  • From a ThunderCats outtake: "Get over here, bitch!".
  • From Sealab 2021, "Lost in Time":
    Quinn: Stormy, what time is it?
    Stormy: Dodgeball time.
    Quinn: Dammit, Stormy, what time is it?
    Stormy: (knocks Quinn out with a dodgeball) I said it was dodgeball time, bitch.
  • American Dad!: Roger loves this trope.
    "You call that a Salchow?! It looks like you have mad Salchow disease! That's right, your skating has a spongiform encephalopathy, bitch!"
    "Don't be startin' what you can't finish, bitch."
    • Klaus announcing that he has concert tickets: "Fabulous Thunderbirds, bitches!"
  • A Futurama example, cut from the episode "Raging Bender:"
    Mom: Make that bitch your bitch, you bastard!
  • On Daria, while the title character is helping Jane dye her hair: "All right, you bitch. What do I do?" Actually sort of Played for Drama: she says it with her usual sarcastic monotone, but it still points to the strain their friendship is under, which suddenly comes to a head later in the episode.
  • Rick And Morty has Scary Terry, an Expy of Freddy Krueger, who adds bitch after of almost everything he says.
    • In "Something Ricked This Way Comes", when Summer is screwed over by Mr. Needful after helping him rebuild his business, he answers with:
      "I'm the Devil, BIATCH! WHAT WHAT!"
  • Eight Crazy Nights has "Eat that nut strap, BIAAAATCH!"
  • In a Cutaway Gag in Family Guy, the MGM lion cub gets laughed at by his classmates when he wants to roar at an audience when he grows up. Soon, the lion is grown up and shouts "What's up now, bitches?!"

    Other Bitches 
  • After carefully outlining the many, many reasons that global warming is real, a scientist famously ended her presentation with:
    "Look it up, bitches."
  • The official announcement for the return of Toonami (through [adult swim]) is #ToonamisBackBitches.
  • Following the Supreme Court decision declaring Barack Obama's healthcare reform law constitutional, DNC executive director Patrick Gaspard tweeted "it's constitutional. Bitches."
  • In the Terry Tate Office Linebacker ads, the eponymous character would often invoke this after tackling his victim.
    "Break was over 15 minutes ago, BITCH!"
  • Stand-up comedian Retta (Marietta Sirleaf) on how you shouldn't make assumptions about someone's tastes in music. Just... watch the video.
  • When Miley Cyrus was attacked online for incorporating hip-hop influences in her music/image and befriending rap/hip-hop stars, she posted this on Twitter.
  • Richard Dawkins, at the end of a debate with an anti-scientific creationist gives us this gem: "If you base medicine on science, you cure people. If you base the design of planes on science, they fly. If you base the design of rockets on science, they reach the moon. It works...bitches." Also doubles as Sophisticated as Hell.


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