->'''Alice:''' Wait! Bob, why did you...
->'''Bob:''' ''[looks at Alice]'' [[StockPhrase You'd do the same for me.]]

StockPhrase that can be a way to brush off a thanks, being similar to ThinkNothingOfIt with more than the surface meaning, or a [[FriendshipMoment moment of friendship]] and [[PowerOfTrust trust]]. Can be, "I'd hope you'd do the same for me," which could be more powerful, as it takes expectation of anything in return out of the equation, or "You did the same for me," to emphasize the friendship from both angles.

May be played for [[PlayedForLaughs laughs]] or [[PlayedForDrama tears]] when that it is painfully obvious that ''no'', Alice ''wouldn't''. Genders don't matter. Flip the words around a bit and you get "I'd do the same for you," which makes this a guilt trip, not that that's always a bad thing. If it's a more serious situation, such as after a ShootTheDog, you may hear, "And I expect you to do the same for me."

[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant This is]] ''[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant not]]'' a villain saying that TheHero [[NotSoDifferent would have done the same if the hero had been in the villain's place]]. [[EnemyMine Well.]] [[FoeYay Usually.]]


* {{Discussed|Trope}} in ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality''. Harry explains that, in a true PrisonersDilemma, you want to figure out how the other prisoner is going to react--if the prisoner is different enough to act opposite to you, then you rat him/her out. If not, you don't--knowing full well that the other person like you will come to the same conclusion, which is the only reason you're silent in the first place.

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* This trope happens twice in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'':
** When Ned gives Bart a spare pair of pants after Homer forgets to give him some following his nude skating stunt.
-->'''Bart:''' Why are you helping me? I'm not your kid.
-->'''Ned:''' We're neighbors. I'm sure your father would do the same for my boys.
-->''(Homer steals some of Rod and Todd's french fries)''
** And later when Ned tries to save the Simpsons from the mob.
-->'''Bart:''' But if they see you trying to help us, they'll kill you!
-->'''Ned:''' Oh pshaw. I'm sure your father would do the same for--
-->'''Bart:''' ''(disapproving glare)''
-->'''Ned:''' Point taken. Now hustle your bustles.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', when Buzz prepares to go out and search for Woody when he gets stolen.
-->'''Buzz:''' Woody once risked his life to save me. I couldn't call myself his friend if I weren't willing to do the same.

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* The end of ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'', after Kirk and the others have spent the duration of the film trying to save Spock:
-->'''Spock:''' My father says that you have been my friend. You came back for me.
-->'''Kirk:''' You would have done the same for me.
** In the BatmanColdOpen of ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', Kirk wonders "what would Spock do if it was me down there? [the caldera of an active volcano]". Bones promptly responds "he would let you die." In the film's climax, [[spoiler:Kirk sacrifices himself to save the ''Enterprise'', claiming that [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Spock would have done the same thing if their positions were reversed]]. Spock later proves Bones' earlier assertion wrong by taking Khan in alive when he wanted to kill him to save Kirk.]]
* ''Film/InTheElectricMist''
-->I have picked him out of the gutters from New Orleans to Lake Charles, held him when he had the shakes, and driven him to A-A meetings more times than I can remember. And he had done the same for me.
* ''Film/TheSkulls'' flips it around to make a question.
-->Imagine that. It's all paid for. I would do anything to protect you. Won't you do the same for me?
* ''Film/TheNeverEndingStory II: The Next Chapter''
-->Yes. But you would have done the same for me.
* ''Film/HardEight''
-->I want you to see that my reasons for doing this are not selfish, only this: I'd hope that you would do the same for me.
* In ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', a marine is snatched by a flying Arachnid, which begins to dismember him alive. Lt. Rasczak, his CO, grabs a sniper rifle and shoots him through the heart. He then turns to the remaining marines and says gravely: "And I expect anyone to do the same for me." [[spoiler:Rico later does.]] FridgeLogic kicks in when you consider that Rasczak could have at least ''tried'' shooting the Arachnid first.
** Worth noting that this is exactly the opposite of the book's philosophy, which is all about NoOneGetsLeftBehind. [[spoiler:The lieutenant's death, in fact, comes when he's making sure every last one of his troopers, dead or alive, is evacuated from a battle.]]
* Lampshaded in ''Film/ThePerfectStorm''. As a long line is being played out of the fishing vessel, a hook snags one of the crew and he gets yanked into the sea; a crewmember he'd quarreled with earlier dives in and saves his life. He's too upset to thank the man at this time and snaps, "I'd have done the same for you -- isn't that what I'm supposed to say?"

* In William King's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novel ''Literature/SpaceWolf'', after Ragnar comes to Kjel's aid when two other aspirants are beating him, Kjel thanks him, and Ragnar dismisses it, "Think nothing of it. You'd do the same for me."

* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': "Bound"
-->''"I hope you would have done the same for me."''
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': "Soldiers of the Empire"
-->''"You did the same for me once."''
* ''Series/DueSouth''
-->''"I'm sure if the situation were reversed, you'd do exactly the same for me."''
* In one episode of ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'', Chris abandons his Homecoming date to help Greg. Greg doesn't feel to good about it, because Chris' date will hate him forever. Chris doesn't care about that, and says that Greg would do the same for him; Narrator Chris notes that years later, when the situation came up, he ''didn't''.
* G'Kar and Londo on ''Series/BabylonFive'':
-->"I would be dead if not for you. You risked your life to save mine."
-->"You would have done the same."
-->"Yes, but I'm a better person."
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': When Mal is held hostage, Kaylee says to Zoe, "If it were any one of us, captain wouldn't hesitate." As she's arming up with Simon and Book.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'', a guy steals his recently deceased friend's corpse from an ambulance so he can [[OfCorpseHesAlive "attend"]] one last party with him and other friends. Once the police shows up and informs him that he's going to jail for this he calmly replies "He would have done it for me".
* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'': In "The Duchess and the Devil", Horatio ends up in Spanish jail, and by some incredible chance, his friend Archie from his ship who was lost during a raid happens to be imprisoned there as well. Archie's health and spirits are broken, and seeing his friend as a self-assured Acting Lieutenant is the last straw. He [[DrivenToSuicide tries to starve himself]] so that they could plan their escape and not consider him or wait for him to get better. When Horatio notices, Archie refuses to get helped. It's a very poignant scene when Horatio insists that Archie would do the same for him, but Archie refutes by telling him that he would never be in his position, feeling that Horatio never screws up.
-->'''Horatio:''' You'd do the same for me if I were in your shoes.
-->'''Archie:''' But you're not. And you never ''would'' be.
* Rampant in the Franchise/StargateVerse, what with the TrueCompanions constantly getting themselves into trouble. A particularly heartwarming example occurs in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' after Sheppard mounts a daring rescue to save Teyla and her newborn baby.
-->'''Teyla''': I never gave up hope because I knew. I knew that you would come for me, John.
-->'''Sheppard''': You would have done the same for me.
-->'''Teyla''': (smiling) Yes.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In "Deja Q", the [[BroughtDownToNormal temporarily depowered]] Q is saved by Data when some of the beings Q has [[JerkassGod antagonized]] comes looking for revenge. This actually punctures Q's usual arrogance as he guiltily admits that he would ''not'' have done the same for Data.

* Olivia Newton John's "Walk Through Fire"
-->''"But I'll walk through fire. Through fire. OhI'll walk through fire for you. Through fire 'Cos I know you'd do the same for me ..."''
* "Pandora's Kiss"
-->Got me free to be
-->Be your everything
-->Cause you'd do the same for me

* {{Invoked|Trope}} / {{Exploited|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil''
-->''"You'd do the same for me, wouldn't you?"''
* {{Invoked|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''
-->''"Wouldn't you do the same for me if you knew I was dying?"''

* [[WebVideo/LukeMochrieAndTheInners Luke Mochrie]] said this to [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] in ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights''. This marked the beginning of the thawing out of their rivalry.

* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Ned Flanders saves Homer's life by dragging him out of a house fire. Homer, grateful, but also puzzled, asks Ned why he would save his like that, and Ned answers that Homer would do the same for him. Cue an ImagineSpot of Ned trapped in a house fire and screaming for help while Homer merely looks on and laughs at his misfortune. Homer confirms anyway.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E7JurassicBark Jurassic Bark]]", a jealous Bender has tossed Fry's fossilized pooch Seymour into a lava pit. Despite fact that it's a [[TooDumbToLive lava pit]], he strips down to his tighty-whities and rushes to save his old friend. His reasoning? [[LoveMakesYouDumb "He'd do the same for me!"]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' episode "Fire Across the Galaxy", Ezra says this to Kanan while rescuing him from TheEmpire.
--> "You would've done the same for me. In fact, you have."