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.
  • In Hero Harry some Unspeakables see the mess Harry made in the Department of Mysteries.
    First Unspeakable: Well, shit.
    Second Unspeakable: You can say that again.
    First Unspeakable: Well, shit.
    [Three other Unspeakables slap the back of his head]
  • Silent Trio 6: The Coming Storm:
    Hermione: And to be honest, when my dad suggested magically modifying C4, I thought he was crazy. But it appears to work very well.
    Harry: You can say that again. [Covers Hermione's mouth] Not literally.
    Hermione: Spoilsport.
  • Harry and Sodor - The Magic of Normality:
    Harry: I guess this has been a culture shock.
    Nyssa: You can say that again.
    Harry: I guess this has been a culture shock.
  • Harry Potter and the Rune Stone Path:
    Neville: Man, Harry, you really have some of the worst good luck I've ever heard of.
    Harry: You can say that again, Nev.

Film — Animated
  • In Atlantis: The Lost Empire Kida sees something amazing and says the Atlantean equivalent of "wow!" Milo is also amazed, and savvy 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?"
  • Lawrence Block's The Burglar in the Closet:
    Bernie: I've got the guts of a burglar.
    Craig: You can say that again.
    Bernie: I don't particularly want to.

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)

Video Games
  • In Spandex Force after you "cure" a certain villain's speech problems he turns out to be a good guy mistaken as evil, which prompts the following exchange.
    Player Character: I guess this was all a big misunderstanding from the beginning.
    Professor Aphasia: You can say that again.
    Player Character: I guess this was all a big-
    Professor Aphasia: Please stop that.

Western Animation
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Spongebob utters the line in the episode "The Two Faces of Squidward", after Patrick says "We're not just neighbors...", and Patrick, as one might expect, follows through.
  • Done in the Donkey Kong Country cartoon.
  • Occurred in the Jonny Quest episode "The Invisible Monster".
  • A Running Gag on The Backyardigans: One of the characters would say something, another would say this phrase, the character does say it again, and all visible characters collectively laugh.
  • Appears in an early episode of South Park, said by Stan in response to Kenny's muffled statement about Miss Ellen. Kenny then presumably repeats his muffled statement.


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