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This Is the Part Where...
" fall down and BLEEEED to death!"
Every hostile NPC, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

This is the part where we describe the topic.

Used by Genre Savvy characters to point out that, if this were a movie, a trope would be coming into play right about now, or just to show how well they know the other character(s) in the scene. Sometimes, but not always, they are proven right. A type of Lampshade Hanging and frequently a case of Leaning on the Fourth Wall. Sometimes ends up with the characters being Wrong Genre Savvy or being wrong in some other way.

Not to be confused with In Which a Trope Is Described.

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    Film — Animated 
  • Shrek:
    • In the first film: "This is the part where you run away." This gets an apt Call Back in Shrek Forever After.
    • The signs Lord Farquaad's guards use would fall into this as well.
  • Disney's animated Robin Hood (the one with the talking animals) has Maid Marian, Lady Cluck, and some of the Nottingham children playing make-believe as Robin Hood and Prince John. Lady Cluck tells the boy playing Robin that "This is the part where you drag your lady fair off to Sherwood Forest."
  • Toy Story: Woody and Buzz are duct-taped to a firework and shooting off into the sky
    Woody: This is the part where we blow up!
    Buzz: Not today! (triggers his space wings, cutting them loose)

    Film — Live Action 
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off: "This is the part where Cameron goes berserk."
  • The film adaptation of Mortal Kombat: "This is where you fall down." Used twice by Johnny Cage, first on an "actual" movie set (when an actor playing a mook in a choreographed fight misses his cue, which ruins the take), and then again at the end of the fight against Goro (the four-armed behemoth is hanging over a cliff, and as Johnny speaks the line his hand slips and he falls into oblivion).
  • Magnolia:
    Phil: I know this sounds silly, and I know that I might sound ridiculous... like this is the scene of the movie... where the guy is trying to get a hold of the long-lost son, y'know, but this is that scene. This is that scene. And I think they have those scenes in movies because they're true. Y'know, because they really happen. And you gotta believe me, this is really happening. I mean, I can give you my number and you can go check with whoever you gotta check with and call me back. But do not leave me hanging on this. Please. I'm just — please. See... this is the scene of the movie where you help me out.
  • From Robin Hood: Men in Tights: "Prepare for the fight scene!"
  • Unbreakable: In the very end, Elijah Price says "I think this is where we shake hands," which leads directly to The Reveal.
  • Tim Burton's Batman:
    Joker: And now comes the part where I relieve you, the little people, of the burden of your failed and useless lives.
  • In Bruges:
    Marie: Why don't you both put your guns down and go home?
    Harry: Don't be stupid! This is the shootout.
  • Scream (1996) could practically be renamed This is The Part Where: The Movie, given its entire purpose was to poke fun at and lampshade horror movie tropes.
  • Serenity:
    Mal: (to the Operative) "I guess this is the part where you say your famous last words. Only one problem. I'm not gonna kill you."
  • Forrest Whitaker's character does this towards the end of Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. He seems amused when Louie, (the Mafia boss he's worked for as a contract killer) confronts him on an empty city street while a nearby church bell rings, and says "What is this, Louie High Noon?" After another moment he adds "This is the final shootout scene."
  • Stardust, by Captain Shakespeare: "This is the part where you tell me who you are and why you're up here."
  • Austin Powers - in Goldmember, Austin's father, superspy Nigel Powers, is Genre Savvy enough to know he's invincible, and says so to Dr. Evil's mooks, telling them to just hit the floor.
  • In Nobodys Fool, Sully (Paul Newman) is driving on the sidewalk in order to get Rub (Pruitt Taylor Vince) to come back. When Officer Raymer (Philip Seymour Hoffman) sees this, he orders Sully to stop and get out of the car. Sully's response: "This is where a smart person would get out of the car." He doesn't.


    Live-Action TV 
  • Lindsay invokes this in Angel: "Here's the twist: I'm in".
    • Spike is being haunted by a malevolent spirit.
    Spike: Is this the part where I say, "Who's there?" And something creepy happens?
    (A black shadow glides quickly across the room)
    Spike: Thought so.
  • The trope is constantly evoked in Community by Abed, who sees the world through the lens of pop culture.
  • Doctor Who:
    • In series 3, a genre-savvy Master taunts the Doctor whilst stealing his TARDIS: "Now, why donít we stop and have a nice little chat while I tell you all my plans and you can work out a way to stop me, I donít think!"
    • In series 5, Rory isn't surprised the TARDIS is bigger on the inside, because he's been reading up. The Doctor isn't happy: "I like the bit where they say it's bigger on the inside. I always look forward to that."
    • During the "Time of Angels" cliffhanger, River tells the Doctor "No pressure, but this is usually when you have a really good idea."
  • LOST: "Is this the part where I say 'I told you so'?"
  • Malcolm in the Middle: "This is where something good happens...finally"
  • Sylar in Heroes: "This is usually the part where people start screaming."
    • Not so much Genre Savvy in this case, more based on experience with having killed LOTS of people
  • Foyle's War, episode "Bleak Midwinter": "Is this the bit where I'm supposed to say I cut myself shaving?"
  • This is the part on Scrubs where Dr. Kelso responds vitriolically to a request for a favor:
    Dr. Kelso: Well, I haven't had my coffee yet so I'm finding it hard coming up with a more colorful way to say "who gives a crap?" <pause> Actually that wasn't half bad.
  • The West Wing
    • Used by President Bartlett when he's had his fill of his electoral opponent's lowbrow snottiness:
      Bartlet: In the future, if you're wondering, 'Crime, boy, I don't know' is when I decided to kick your ass.
    • Also:
      Josh: Look, it's not going to be a big deal...
      Donna: Isn't that what we always say, just before it becomes a big deal?
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    • In "Lie to Me" Buffy's old school crush Ford comes to town, and he uses this trope constantly while putting his Evil Plan into action (which rather annoys Spike) — toward the end we see this is his way of imposing some control on a world that has made him terminally ill at a young age.
    • The trope is Played for Laughs in "Killed By Death".
    Xander: So, is this the part where we say, what can we do to help?
    (Answer Cut to Xander and Cordelia breaking into the hospital records room)
    Cordelia: (whispers) You had to ask that, didn't you?
  • Future!Ted does this all the time on How I Met Your Mother. Especially in "Dowisetrepla", where his 20/20 hindsight allows him to telegraph every terrible decision the gang made back during the events of the episode, and tell his kids what they should have done instead.
  • In Power Rangers Operation Overdrive, Dax says of a Let's Split Up, Gang moment that it was just like that part in a horror movie where everyone splits up and gets whacked one at a time. Nobody listens to him, of course. One Ranger ends up getting kidnapped.
  • Power Rangers Megaforce - Noah tells the Monster of the Week "This is the part where you say goodbye!" before hitting him with the powers of five different Blue Rangers.
  • The Wishbone rendition of Pride and Prejudice had this about two-thirds of the way through as Mr. Darcy (Wishbone) tries to convince Elizabeth not to throw him out.
    Mr. Darcy: I know I seem rude, but I'm really just the nicest guy — Is this the part where you close the door in my face? (Elizabeth closes the door in his face.) Yes, it is.
  • The whole point of the Hannah Montana song "If We Were a Movie".
  • In The X-Files, after Skinner shows the Cigarette-Smoking Man that this time Skinner is the one holding the upper hand:
    Skinner: This is where you pucker up and kiss my ass!
  • There's a pop-cultured serial killer named Walker in the Masters of Horror episode "Pick Me Up". When Walker chases down one of his victims through the woods, he notes that she must know how this scenario ends if she's seen The Texas Chainsaw Massacre — both versions.
  • Sherlock, in "His Last Vow", Magnusson pulls this sarcastically on Sherlock and John, revealing that he knows their plan and it won't work.
  • In the first season finale of The Wire, Lester and Bunk go to an old co-worker of Lester's to try and tap Levy's phone so they can get a line on who shot Kima, but the co-worker turns them down. As Bunk and Lester are about to leave, the co-worker says, "Isn't this supposed to be the time you tell me how all-fired fucking important this is?"

  • The song "I Hate this Part" by the Pussycat Dolls.
    • "I know this is the part where the end starts..."
  • Alesana's "This Is Usually The Part Where People Scream"
    Singer: (whispering) This is the part where you are supposed to scream.
    Screamer: (screaming) This is the part where you are supposed to scream!
  • "The Grunge Song" by Radio Free Vestibule has a lot of fun with this.
  • "Please Play This Song on the Radio" by NOFX:
    "The only problem we had was writing enough words / (oooh aaah) / But that's okay, because the chorus is / Coming up again now"
  • "Gotta Sing High" by Kenny White.
  • "This Is The Chorus" by Morris Minor And The Majors.
  • Several songs by Mitch Benn, including "West End Musical" and "Boy Band".
  • "My Defiance" by Comet Gain ends each verse with "Here comes the chorus now!"
  • "#1 Radio $ingle" by Psychostick is an entire song of this trope. "This is the part of the song where I talk about emotions / And this is the part of the song where I sing about how I feel so cold inside / And this is where, my producer told me / to say yeah".
  • "Metal by Numbers" by Brian Posehn has Brian doing this with the mosh part, only to be left hanging for 30 seconds.
  • "This is Letting Go" by Rise Against contains the line "This is the part where the needle skips and the chorus plays like a sink that drips" and continues to describe the action of the repeating note "Until now"

  • "The Song That Goes Like This" from Theatre/Spamalot has it right there in the title. And the chorus.

    Video Games 
  • In The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, if a battle drags on, hostile NPCs will sometimes yell (among other things): "This is the part where you fall down and bleed to death!" Sometimes not even if the battle drags on. This speech is declared acceptable by the game's coding for use a war cry, therefore there are some enemies in the game who believe that their MERE EXISTENCE is enough to ensure your mutilation and death. And more often than not, the line will be spoken seconds before exactly that happens to the hostile NPC. Hilarious the first couple of times.
    "This is the part when you fall down and— HURK"
  • Paine occasionally starts a battle in Final Fantasy X-2 by saying "This is the part where you get hurt."
  • In the concluding video of Zork: Grand Inquisitor, Jack catches a falling Lucy and starts babbling, prompting her response: "Shh. This is the part where we kiss." Also qualifies as a "Shut Up" Kiss.
  • In Uncharted 2: Among Thieves:
    Flynn: (to Elena) "Sorry love, this isn't a movie, and you're not the plucky girl who reforms the villain and saves the day. It's just not done like that." (primes hand grenade)
  • OVER and OVER and OVER again in Spider-Man 2 (the Video Game). "This is the part where you fall down."
  • From Ratchet & Clank, "Alright, this is the part where you take out the henchmen, then chase Maxmillion out of the bar! Try to make it look real, alright? ACTION!"
  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions:
    Amazing Spidey: I've seen enough scary movies to know that this is the moment when the monster jumps out. (Sandman arrives). I knew it!
  • Portal 2 combines this with Department of Redundancy Department and Overly Long Gag.
    GLaDOS: Well. This is the part where he kills us.
    Wheatley: Hello! This is the part where I kill you!
    Chapter 9: The Part Where He Kills You
    Achievement Unlocked: The Part Where He Kills You (This is that part)
    Song: The Part Where He Kills You
    • Which he then tries to do with the game's possibly easiest escapable death trap.
  • Collect all 25 crystals in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, and the cutscene right before the Final Boss will start out with Cortex laughing to himself, and delivering this line:
    Cortex: I'm sorry. This is the part where I'm supposed to be angry. Full of rage. Incensed beyond belief. Once again, you have outsmarted and outspun my best henchmen. I should be rather upset, shouldn't I?
  • Grim Fandango has this memorable exchange between Manny and the Big Bad Hector LeMans, near the very end of the game:
    Manny: Is this where you tell me all about your secret plan, Hector? How you stole Double-N tickets from innocent souls, pretended to sell them but really hoarded them all for yourself in a desperate attempt to get out of the Land of the Dead?
    Hector: No. (turns around and shoots Manny) This is where you writhe around in excruciating pain for about an hour because that idiot Bowlsley ran off with all the fast-acting Sproutella.
  • Dragon Age: Origins:
    Alistair: This is where we're all shocked to discover you've never had a friend your entire life.
  • Watch_Dogs: During one of Aiden's later monologues:
    Aiden Pearce: Quinn's dead. This is the part where I'm supposed to say I feel empty, right? I'd be lying to myself. I finally feel I can breathe again.


    Web Animation 
  • RWBY gives us Cardin Winchester, a bully who takes pleasure in tormenting and picking on others. His first line (during his fight with Jaune in the beginning of Jaunedice Part 1)? "This is the part where you lose."

    Western Animation 
  • Justice League Unlimited: "I was mistaken earlier... I think this is the part where you kill me." (although this is a result of alternate universe-related shenanigans, not trope awareness) Said by a defeated Lex Luthor facing an angry Superman who thinks he's just seen The Flash die.
  • A great line in Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys when the brain-pun spouting cyborg monkey Dragon, Rhesus II, catches up to the heroes in a Humongous Mecha:
    Rhesus II: "This is the part where I say something clever, then kill you. (pause) Sorry. Nothing clever comes to mind." (opens fire; cut to commercial)
  • Avatar The Last Airbender: "Now comes the part where I double-cross you." It doesn't come true.
  • Parodied / subverted in The Simpsons, when an effort to get rid of a trampoline sees Homer trapped on a cliff-ledge that is just aching to crumble away:
    Homer: If this were a cartoon, the cliff would fall off now.
    (Scene fades to what is obviously a long time later; it is dark, and Homer is still there.)
    Homer: (whining) I'm thirsty!
    (The cliff falls off.)
  • Jimmy Two-Shoes: When Beezy's being dragged to the altar for a Shotgun Wedding, he exclaims "This is the part where I'm rescued, the wedding comes to an abrupt end, I get my old life back!" It doesn't happen.
  • A Halloween episode of Phineas and Ferb featured a haunted house that ended with all the monsters just being effects. Phineas then says that this is the part where something supernatural is Real After All, but that doesn't happen.

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