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You Can Say That Again
Cowardly Lion: What have they got that I ain't got?
Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman: Courage!
Cowardly Lion: You can say that again! Huh?
The Wizard of Oz (1939)

A character says something, and another character will express agreement by saying "You Can Say That Again."

In comedy, the first character often takes it literally and really does ''say it again''. Bonus points if the first character is a robot, who says it again because it is unable to catch the real meaning and interprets the statement as an order. Extra bonus points if the word the first character says again is "that."

Examples

Anime and Manga
  • In Samurai Pizza Cats Guido almost does this joke, until Polly stops him by saying 'Guido!'

Fan Works
  • Used in the Haruhi Suzumiya fanfic Kyon Big Damn Hero when Kyon is taking out the garbage:
    Kyon's father: Oh, da- Uh, shoot, I mean, I was going to do that.
    Kyon: Lost your excuse to sneak out and grab a smoke without mom noticing?
    Kyon's father: What she doesn't know won't hurt her.
    Kyon: You can say that again.

Film — Animated
  • In Atlantis: The Lost Empire Kida sees something amazing and says the Atlantean equivalent of "wow!" Milo is also amazed, and saavy enough with the language to say "You can say that again!"

Film — Live Action
  • In A Few Good Men, Tom Cruise's character trades clichés with the guy at his newsstand, resulting in this exchange:
    Luther: It ain't over till the fat lady sings.
    Kaffee: You can say that again.
    Luther: It ain't over till the fat lady sings.
    Kaffee: (with him) Fat lady sings. I walked into that one.
  • The Three Stooges in the short Micro-Phonies, as they see a beautiful woman:
    Curly: My, ain't she pretty!
    Moe: Boy, you can say that again!
    Curly: My, ain't she pretty!
    Moe: Shut up! (slaps him)
  • The Room: In response to the "what a story, Mark!" line.
  • Stalag 17:
    Harry: I tell ya, Animal, these Nazis ain't kosher.
    Animal: You can say that again.
    Harry: I tell ya, Animal, these Nazis...
    Animal: (angrily) I said you could say it again, that doesn't mean you have to repeat it!

Literature
  • One play by Ephraim Kishon.
    Kibbuznik #1: "How do you want the money?"
    Saadya Shabatai: "In cash."
    Kibbuznik #1: "Oy."
    Kibbuznik #2: "You Can Say That Again."
    Kibbuznik #1: "Oy."
  • Sleeping Planet by Walter Burkett: "I know that I can say it again. There is no just-developed impediment to my speech. Do you wish me to say it again?"

Live-Action TV
  • A sketch of The Amanda Show about a family called The Literals. Amanda, as the Literals' daughter, is talking with another girl.
    Girl: Knock it off.
    Amanda: All right. (knocks a vase off the mantle) Hey, the vase broke.
    Girl: You can say that again.
    Amanda: Hey, the vase broke.
  • Occurred on a few occasions in The Tomorrow People, each time with someone "saying that again!".
  • The captions in the Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch about the relevance of penguins in science when Professor Ken Rosewall (Graham Chapman) points out that the BBC Programme Planners' IQ test score against the penguins' score was explained by being within the ordinary limits of statistical error.
    Rosewall: One particularly dim programme planner can cock the whole thing up!
    Caption: You can say that again!

Theater
  • In Essgee's 1994 production of The Pirates of Penzance, the exchange is extended:
    Sergeant: This is perplexing!
    Policemen: You can say that again.
    Sergeant: This is perplexing!
    Policemen: You can say that-
    Sergeant: AH! (Stares the others into silence)

Western Animation


You Can Run, but You Can't HideStock PhrasesYou Can See Me?

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