A StockPhrase, that can be related to RuleOfFunny, RuleOfFun. A common response to the question "WhyDontYouJustShootHim"

When it is used, [[MundaneSolution there would typically be a much easier and more straightforward way for something that the characters are trying to achieve]]. The person uttering the phrase, though, isn't doing it for the result, but [[ItAmusedMe the joy of it]]. [[StatingTheSimpleSolution The one asking usually would rather just get it over with.]]

A minor variant is, "Where's the sport in that?"

Often uttered by the ChallengeGamer in the face of an easy task.

See also ItAmusedMe.

* ''Film/ThirtyDaysOfNight''
-->'''Denise:''' Neither of you are getting me alone. Neither!
-->'''Aaron:''' Ah! We share, right? None of us have to be greedy.
-->'''Gabe:''' Yeah, come on. We'll be good.
-->'''Aaron:''' Oh, you will? Where's the fun in that?
* ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}''
-->'''[[Creator/NancyCartwright Audrey Timmonds]]:''' If he's the first of his kind, how can he be pregnant? Doesn't he need a mate?
-->'''Dr. Niko Tatopoulus:''' Not if he reproduces asexually.
-->'''Audrey Timmonds:''' Where's the fun in that?
* ''Mr. Nanny''
-->''[Corinne hits Sean Armstrong with a frying pan]''
-->'''Sean Armstrong:''' What'd you do that for?
-->'''Corinne:''' For making a mess, Porky!
-->'''Sean Armstrong:''' You could've asked me to clean it up.
-->'''Corinne:''' Sure, but where's the fun in that?
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen''
-->'''Baron Munchausen:''' What's this?
-->'''Vulcan:''' Oh, this is our prototype. RX, uh, Intercontinental, radar-sneaky, multi-warheaded nuclear missile.
-->'''Baron Munchausen:''' Ah! What does it do?
-->'''Vulcan:''' Do? Kills the enemy. [snip] Well, you see, the advantage is you don't have to see one single one of them die. You just sit comfortably thousands of miles away from the battlefield and simply press the button.
-->'''Berthold:''' Well, where's the fun in that?
* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'':
-->'''Peter Quill''': What is that?\\
'''Rocket''': That's for if things get really hardcore. Or if you wanna blow up moons.\\
'''Gamora''': No one's blowing up moons.\\
'''Rocket''': You just wanna suck the joy out of everything.

* In Series/{{Smallville}} season 2 episode ''Rush'':
--->(''[[{{Superman}} Clark]] and Chloe make out in the backseat'')
--->'''Pete''': Guys, get a room!
--->'''Clark''': Where's the fun in that?
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' episode "Chuck vs. First Class"
-->'''Chuck Bartowski:''' The review's about me? Shouldn't Shaw be asking me about me?
-->'''John Casey:''' Where's the fun in that?
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Flesh and Stone"
-->'''The Doctor:''' Can I trust you, River Song?
-->'''River Song:''' If you like. But where's the fun in that?
** The Doctor himself is a serious abuser of this trope both in the revived series and the classic series:
--->''A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.''
-->'''Third Doctor''', ''The Time Warrior''
** And from the same episode:
-->'''Sarah Jane Smith:''' Are you serious?
-->'''Doctor:''' About what I do, yes. Not necessarily about the way I do it.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' episode "The Unblinking Eye"
-->'''Detective Alexandra Eames:''' [while observing a suspect in the interrogation room] She could confess, but where's the fun in that?
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' "Mosquito Hunters" sketch.
-->'''Hank:''' Well, I follow the moth in the helicopter to lure it away from the flowers, and then Roy comes along in the Lockheed Starfighter and attacks it with air-to-air missiles.
-->'''Roy:''' A lot of people have asked us why we don't use fly spray. Well, where's the sport in that?
** In the "Crunchy Frog" sketch, Mr. Elton describes the Spring Surprise candy package:
-->'''Elton:''' Covered in dark velvety chocolate. When you pop it into your mouth, stainless steel bolts spring out and plunge straight through both cheeks.
-->'''Constable:''' Well, where's the pleasure in that? If people pop a nice chocky in their mouth, they don't want their cheeks pierced!
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Squire of Gothos". Kirk asked his captor, "Where's the sport?" in simply hanging him, as he had planned. Instead, Kirk talked his captor into [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame staging a "royal hunt"]]. This bought Kirk enough time for a DeusExMachina rescue.
* A variant of this became a RunningGag in ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' whenever Gordy does his ZanyScheme and someone (usually Ned) asked him the reason for it while StatingTheSimpleSolution:
-->'''Gordy''': Because, this is more fun.

* ''Creator/RobinWilliams: Live on Broadway'' (2002)
-->Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court banned the execution of retarded people. People in Texas are going, "Shit, where's the fun in that?"

* ''VideoGame/GhostBustersTheVideoGame'' (2009)
-->'''Winston Zeddemore:''' Just once, I wouldn't mind running with these other fools ''away'' from the trouble.
-->'''Dr. Peter Venkman:''' Where's the fun in that?

* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob''
-->'''Fructose Riboflavin:''' Bloodless victory'? Where's the fun in that?!
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has Nanase using her [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2003-05-07 Fairy avatar]] spell to chat with her friends.
-->'''Ellen''': ...you're aware that [[ReinventingTheTelephone they have a lovely invention known as the "telephone" now]], right?
-->'''Nanase''': Where's the fun in that?
** And "[[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2004-10-29 This]] isn't any fun if you don't [[VitriolicBestBuds sass-back]]".

* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' episode "Beast Wars: Part 1"
-->'''Dinobot:''' Their defence shields are down! Destroy them!
-->'''Megatron:''' Now where's the fun in that?
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': The Joker has a song and dance number revolving around this phrase, after Harley asks him if he's going to unmask Batman.
** He also uses this phrase in the episode where [[spoiler: he teams up with Batman]] in reference to being a goodguy.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated:''
--> '''Ratchet:''' "Why didn't you just use the EMP?"
--> '''Prowl:''' "Where's the fun in that?"
* ScoobyDooMysteryInc:
--> '''Shaggy''': Can you give us a straight answer?
--> '''Mr. E''': Where's the fun in that?
* In the WhatIf episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' where Gwen was the one the [[ClingyMacGuffin Omnitrix]] attached itself to, [[BigBad Vilgax]] has her restrained and selects from a range of sharp-looking tools to forcibly remove it from her.
-->'''Gwen ''[nervously]'':''' Couldn't you just slip the watch off?\\
'''Vilgax:''' And what fun would ''that'' be?
* Discord of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has this to say about making sense:
--> '''Discord''': ''[='=]Make sense'? Aww; what fun is there in making sense?''
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
-->'''Quagmire''': Oh, it was great! And guess what? I smuggled a whole bunch of fireworks back in my anus.
-->'''Peter''': Uh, Quagmire, fireworks aren't illegal here. You could've just put 'em in your car and driven 'em up here.
-->'''Quagmire''': (smugly) Huh, yeah, that's just as fun.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'': In the episode, "The Kraang Conspiracy," the Kraang have captured April and plan to get a DNA sample from her by using a machine that will extract said DNA and kill her. When April points out that she could just give them a lock of hair for DNA, the Kraang admit that she ''could''... but it wouldn't be as entertaining.