This Is the Part Where...
"...you fall down and BLEEEED to death!
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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Anime and Manga
- PS238: "I suppose this is the point where I tell you that you won't get away with this?"
Film — Animated
Film — Live Action
- Ferris Buellers 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).
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:
: 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.
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."
- 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.
- "The Song That Goes Like This" from Theatre/Spamalot has it right there in the title. And the chorus.
- 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:
: 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.
: Well. This is the part where he kills us
: 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:
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:
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
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.