A {{Stock Phrase|s}} involving two recurring characters who meet at least twice in the same awkward, confrontational or dangerous manner.

Maybe Alice and Bob keep meeting by [[CrashIntoHello running into each other]], or while [[CasualDangerDialogue fighting off hordes of]] [[HighlyVisibleNinja strangely dressed ninjutsu practitioners]]. Or maybe Alice and Bob, while enemies, [[FriendlyEnemy aren't afraid to chat cheerfully]] while trying to beat the living daylights out of each other. If Alice and Bob do this repeatedly and under the same circumstances, one of them is likely to eventually spout the {{Stock Phrase|s}}.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* ''Manga/GetBackers'' - "Get Back the Arms of the Goddess!"
-->'''Akabane Kuroudo''': [to the Get Backers] We've just got to stop meeting like this.

[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} and his ex the Comicbook/BlackWidow get into a brief fight before realizing each other's identities:
-->'''Daredevil''': We can't go on meeting like this.
-->'''Black Widow''': True, Matthew. For if we do, we will either fall in love again or do each other grave bodily harm.
-->'''Daredevil''': Either one would be a disaster.
* In ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis Aftermath'', Most Excellent Superbat is haunted by the spirit of Ultimon-Alpha, who tries to get him to be a better hero.
-->'''Most Excellent Superbat''': Ultimon-Alpha. We must stop meeting like this. Is every old ghost a life coach?
* From ''ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'' issue #1.
-->'''Loki''': Um. Hello, ComicBook/TheAvengers. We really have to stop meeting like this. *Flashback to the forming of the Avengers*

[[folder: Fan Works ]]
* ''{{Webcomic/Hoofstuck}}'':
-->'''Rainbow Dash''': Applejack!\\
'''Applejack''': Whoof! And hello to y'all as well, Rainbow. We really gotta stop meetin' like this.
** Becomes a BrickJoke later:
-->'''Applejack''': ...Rainbow, remember what I said earlier about us not meetin' like--
* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Luigi]] tells this to [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Malon]] in chapter 47 of ''Super FanFic/PaperMarioX'' when he finds out she fell down from the sky again.

[[folder: Film - Animated ]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'': Happens between Twilight and Flash Sentry. Just replace "meeting" with "bumping into each other".
** Happens at least two more times in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks the sequel]]. The second time, Flash is less than pleased, though that was only because he was under the Dazzlings' spell.

[[folder: Film - Live-Action ]]
* ''The Battle of Shaker Heights''. Kelly has been sent to the office.
-->'''Principal Holmstead''': Kelly, we have to stop meeting like this.
* ''Film/WhatsUpDoc''
-->'''Judy''': We gotta stop meeting like this.

[[folder: Jokes and Humour ]]
* A woman is having an affair with her dentist. The dentist tells her one day "We've got to stop meeting like this. [[SubvertedTrope You're almost out of teeth]]."

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'': Dr Quinn says this to a man with a crushed arm.
* ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'' - "Judgment Day"
-->'''Methos''': We've got to stop meeting like this, people will talk.
** From an earlier episode:
-->'''Duncan:''' We've got to stop meeting like this, Alexi. It's been half a century, what will people say?
* The above dentist joke was used in an episode of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', in one of the Animal Hospital segments.
-->'''Ms. Piggy''': We have to stop meeting like this.\\
'''Patient''': ''[on the operating table]'' I'll say, I'm running out of organs!
* ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'': Tommy to [[TheRival Zeltrax]] during one of their fights.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Reese says this after the [[RunningGag third time]] he's turned up to save Leon Tao [[BigDamnHeroes in the nick of time]] from a gang of thugs he's embezzled.

[[folder: Supermarionation ]]
* ''{{Series/Terrahawks}}''
-->'''Hawkeye''': [after a mid-air rendezvous with Kate] We must stop meeting like this.\\
'''Kate Kestrel''': You're nothing if not original.

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* In ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', [[spoiler: Dutch]] says this word for word to John Marston at the end of his story arc.
* In ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'', Mona Sax says this to the titular protagonist upon meeting by drawing guns on each other for the second time in the game. [[spoiler:Its also the line spoken by Mona upon their first meeting in the second game.]]
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' series the recurring special agent that [[TheProtagonist 47]] keeps having to rescue says this eventually. 47 notes that it's unlikely.
* The cloaker in ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'' parodies this through one of his random lines when he incapacitates one of the heisters. Other lines imply that the heister and cloaker enjoy being together for that small moment of time.
* In ''VideoGame/StarControl 2'', if you let the [[TheHypnotoad Dnyarri]] mind-control you, it will compel you to seek out an [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Ur-Quan]] ship to get yourself killed. The first time this happens, you can reason with the Ur-Quan and he will let you go in exchange for information. If this repeats though, your character can say this exact line (which won't make the Ur-Quan any less pissed at you.) Also, if you keep running out of fuel in deep space, the friendly [[ProudMerchantRace merchants]] who come to rescue you will eventually say this.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'': Brought up by Spidey after he saves Jameson for the umpteenth time.
-->'''Spider-Man''': We've got to stop meeting like this, or else tongues will start to wag.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': The first few episodes set up Marko and O'Hirn (the future Sandman and Rhino) as two of Spidey's regular punching bags. "We have got to stop meeting like this. People are starting to talk... mostly about what dupes you are."
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'': During a flashback to when Grandpa Max first met Gwen's grandmother [[EnergyBeings Verdona]], he says this when he rescues her.