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Quotes: But for Me, It Was Tuesday
"How very economical!"
—Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, asked about the burial of 125 political opponents in 108 graves

Chun-Li: It was twenty years ago. You hadn't promoted yourself to general yet. You were just a petty drug lord. You and your gang of murderers gathered your small ounce of courage to raid across the border for food, weapons, slave labor... my father was the village magistrate. A simple man with a simple code: justice. He gathered the few people that he could to stand against you. You and your bullies were driven back by farmers with pitchforks! My father saved his village at the cost of his own life. You had him shot as you ran away! A hero... at a thousand paces.
M. Bison: I'm sorry... I don't remember any of it.
Chun-Li: You don't remember?!
M. Bison: For you, the day Bison graced your village was the most important day of your life. But for me... it was Tuesday.
Street Fighter: The Movie (full version of the main trope page quote)

Matt: Do you think Bison is lying about not knowing about it, since he can pinpoint the day of the week, or does he simply know the funniest day is Tuesday, thus obeying the classic comedy rule of specificity?
Chris: I think he honestly doesn’t remember. I mean, you get the feeling that Bison has killed a lot of people’s fathers over the years. Also, Ming-Na Wen’s reaction is almost as good as the line itself. She just stands there goggling in pure disbelief.
Chris Sims and Matt Wilson on Street Fighter

Teufort News: Teufort News. How does it feel to be heroes?
Scout: If I'm honest? Feels like a Saturday.

"The ax may forget the tree but the tree will never forget the ax."
— Zimbabwean proverb.

Sarda: That is a child who watched you slaughter his parents.
Black Mage: Gonna have to be more specific.
Sarda: After you broke his mind with a glimpse into the dread lattice of black magic, you killed his foster family. Then his other foster family. Then you destroyed his orphanage.
Black Mage: Like, was this recently? Last week? Month? Help a guy out, will ya'?

Roy: Gah! It was forty years ago!
Xykon: More specific.
Roy: In the Spring?
Xykon: More specific.
Roy: On a Wednesday?
Xykon: Oh! Right! Now, I remember.
Xykon: Because it was laundry night and I had trouble getting the blood out of my robes.
Roy: Oh, that is IT!!

"Hey, wait a second. I know who you are now! You're that guy! The one who kept getting pissed off at me for not remembering... something."

Roy: What about the dozens of civilians you killed to lure [the police] there?
Thog: actually, thog hazy on that. did thog kill them off-panel?
Roy: "Hazy"?? Bad news for you, then. Bad guys not remembering their evil deeds is something of a pet peeve of mine.

Buttercup: You killed my love.
Dread Pirate Roberts: It's possible. I kill a lot of people.

Blight: Who are you?!
Batman: ...You really want to know?
Blight: Yes!
Batman: [dramatically enters the scene] You killed my father.
Blight: (clearly irritated) ...Do you have the slightest idea how little that narrows it down?!

"I've ruined the lives of so many, I can't be expected to remember them all."
Doctor Cortex, Crash Twinsanity

Ashnard: Annoying little insect. Whose path is it that you think to block?
Jill: ...My father died because of you. He tried so hard... to prove he was a loyal citizen of Daein. And you never recognized his efforts. Not even once.
Ashnard: Are you complaining to me? Come back some other time. I'm busy.
Jill: Answer me! My father was General Shiharam! Why did he have to die?
Ashnard: Eh? Who are you talking about? The name is unfamiliar... I don't think we ever had such a general.
Jill: What?
Ashnard: This is a waste of time. Leave my sight at once.
Jill: ...Ashnard... Ashnard!! ASHNARD!! I... will never forgive you! NEVER!!!

Arc: You're the one that killed my father!
Ark Ghoul: I have killed many, and your father may have been among them. But if I did slay him, his death was so unremarkable that I have no memory of it.

Major Kira: Nothing justifies genocide!
Gul Darhe'el note : What you call genocide, I call a day's work.

Quentin Beck: [in flashback] They'll arrest me for this, and it's all your fault! I will get you, I swear!
Terri Lee: [present] This is something you have trouble remembering?
Spider-Man: Hey, I hear that kinda thing... two, three times a week!

Thor: [accusatory] You are a vile liar!
Loki: [still reading his book] You will have to be more exacting than that.

I've been angry for years. I had it all planned out. What I would say when I finally ran into him. It would have been better if he remembered.

Tallis: The Montfort family inherited this mountain from a clan of Nevarran dragon-hunters. Well, maybe inherited is the wrong word. What do you call it when you kill someone in order to get all their stuff?
Aggressive!Hawke: Tuesday.

You shall rue the day you met me, my friend. If indeed you even remember who I am.

Maddie: (learning London has planned to hold her own sweet-sixteen party on Maddie's sixteenth birthday) This isn't fair! Your birthday was six months ago!
London: So? I can have my party whenever I want.
Maddie: I seem to recall, for your actual birthday, you took a cruise around the Mediterranean. What do you call that?
London: Tuesday.
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, a non-violence-based example

Discord: You've managed to more than make up for me, ahem, accidentally wiping out the Hippocampi, Flutterponies, and most of your kind. I was so -sure- I turned that desert back into an ocean! I guess my game of pony-card-solitaire ran long. Too bad, I really did enjoy their singing. Oh well, you win some, you reduce the six pony races to three point two. Oh well... Where was I?

Apple Pie: Please...how many times did ya just let Poison Apple die?
Nightmare Paradox: Who?
Apple Pie: Yah...yah don't even know?
Nightmare Paradox: Silly pony, I don't pay attention to the unimportant NPCs. That's what notebooks are for! He was your coltfriend right?
Pony POV Series

Scourge: Now I shall get my revenge!
Tigerstar: Wait, revenge for what?
Scourge: What!? You savagely assaulted me when I was a kit! You are partially responsible for making me the bloodthirsty psychopath I am today!
Tigerstar: I don't even know who you are. Do you honestly expect me to keep track of every single kit I've beaten to within an inch of its life?
Scourge: Grrr...

Zeppelli: Bastard... How many lives have you devoured to heal those wounds?
Dio: Do you remember every piece of bread you've ever eaten?

Darkseid: Who?
Superman: The good man you murdered.
Darkseid: Had I known one human's death would pain you so, I would have killed more. And kill more I shall. Carry that agony with you into oblivion, Superman.

You insensitive prick! You killed him and you don't even remember!

Kagura: Yo! Guess we're in the same class now! You know, I've been wanting to have a proper chat with you for some time. I've heard people say we have a lot in common. Not that we need anyone to tell us, I'm sure you feel it too.
Sakaki: [blank stare]
Kagura: Huh? Don't tell me... you don't remember me?
Sakaki: [nod]
Kagura: I... I see... Come on! We competed in the sports fest, the marathon and that other game we played. You know, the one with the ball. Don't you remember?
Sakaki: [blank stare]
Kagura: You don't remember? You really don't remember?
Sakaki: [nod]
Kagura: ...WELL, ANYWAYS, WE'RE RIVALS! I'LL BE SEEIN' YA!

Dr. Neo Cortex: "I've ruined the lives of so many, I can't be expected to remember them all!"

Lucian: Prepare to face my vengeance! This one's for Ellen!
Dumas: Ellen? That name doesn't ring a bell...
Lucian: Don't tell me you don't remember her!
Dumas: Remember? Tell me something, boy... do you recall the name of every cow, chicken, and pig you've ever eaten?
?????: What's my name?
JP: Oh, that's such a gotcha question.
?????: We were married, asshole.
JP: Gonna need you to be more specific.
?????: For nine years!
JP: You're describing like, thirty women.
?????: You said we were soul mates.
JP: I said more specific.
?????: You eloped with my adopted daughter, got bored with her, and sold her to a brothel in Malaysia!
JP: Sally!
Amy: I'M AMY!
JP: Damnit! 50/50 chance.

Maya: v-v-von Karma!
von Karma: You...! (oh crap/beat) How do you know my real name?
Maya: Huh?
von Karma: Have we met?
Maya: W-w-what are you saying!? We see each other every day, don't we? We're Miles Edgeworth's defense team!
von Karma: Defense team? Ahem. I beg your pardon, you see, I rarely remember defense attorneys. They are like bugs to me. Needless things, to be crushed.

Cooper: "Dear Mr. Sawyer." What is this?
Sawyer: Just read it.
Cooper: "You don't know who I am, but I know who you are. And I know what you done. You had sex with my mother, and then you stole my dad's money all away, so he got angry and he killed my mother, and then he killed himself" blah blah blah blah. So what? Is this supposed to be you, you wrote this letter? Hey wait a second. Did you take my name because you were on some kind of revenge kick?
Sawyer: Keep reading.
Cooper: Easy, easy, don't get all worked up. Look, I ran that con two dozen times. If your mother was one of the—
Sawyer: Mary. Her name was Mary.
LOST

Batman: No more! All the people I've murdered, by letting you live...
Joker: I never kept count.
Batman: I did!
Joker: I know. And I love you for it.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

Thulsa Doom: You broke into my house, stole my property, murdered my servants, and my pets! And that is what grieves me the most! You killed my snake. Thorgrim is beside himself with grief! He raised that snake from the time it was born.
Conan: You killed my mother! You killed my father! You killed my people! You took my father's sword!
Thulsa Doom: Ah. Must have been when I was younger.

Spider-Man: And you are...?
Villain: Don't you remember me, Peter?
Spider-Man: I'm sorry, do I know you?
Villain: I am... Will o' the Wisp? We have fought... a pair of times?
Spider-Man: Oh, yes. And remind me, which were your powers...?
Villain: Are we really having this conversation? You really don't remember me, Peter?
Spider-Man during Civil War

Sveta: I want my name, Doctor. Not even my old name, from before you wiped my memory. Tell me the name you gave me, after you sent me to the fourth floor. Because you do that for the ones you think are worth studying, right? Or tell me the name I took after you released me into the wild, as some kind of smokescreen for Scion. It starts with ‘S’, if that helps. You wipe our memories when you send us down to the third floor, Shamrock told us, so I just had a number for a while. Tell me you remember my number, even. Tell me that what you did to me had some merit, that you did all this for some purpose, and turning me into a killer with a triple-digit body count mattered enough for you to remember!
Doctor Mother: You can’t have any successes without failures. There was nothing of use in your case, nothing memorable but your durability, but it was one formula we could rule out.
Sveta confronts the Doctor, Worm

Fat Woman: Remember me, Bundy?
Al Bundy: No.
Fat Woman: The one you insulted...?
Al Bundy: I'm sorry, ma'am, you're gonna have to be more specific.
Fat Woman: You made fun of my weight! You called me a giant seal!
Al Bundy: Well, let's see, I had four elephants; uh, I had a... rhino, wanted some flip-flops; had a manatee... nuh, nuh, don't remember any seals. Could you jog my memory? You know "jog"? It's that what you do when the ice cream truck is pulling out.
Married... with Children, "Crimes Against Obesity" (1996)

Avon: What's up with this motherfucker?
Wee-Bey: You remember LaDonte? [Avon squints in confusion] Burner from over in the Poe Homes, finally caught him over in the parking lot after school?
Avon: We did that?
Wee-Bey: Tilghman is LaDonte's cousin or some such. He found out I ate the charge for killing him, now he busting my chops.
Avon: LaDonte? [Shakes head] I can't even remember that one. Need a scorecard to keep up with your lethal ass.

Aaron Rodgers: WILSON, I WILL PURPOSELY THROW THREE OR FOUR PICKS EACH GAME THIS SEASON AS PART OF A STRATEGY I WILL CALL “OPERATION: SABOTAGE-THE-FUCK-OUT-OF-RUSSELL-WILSON’S-FANTASY-TEAM!””
Joe Flacco: Brandon Weeden just calls that "Sunday"

Mook: Well if it ain't The Punisher. How you doin' Frank? Heard you were dead.
Punisher: I know you, pal?
Mook: Sure ya do, Castle. Fourth of July, 1993. You know us all, Frank. Next time you kill a man, you better look at his face.

Lucky Quinn: You don’t take warnings very well.
Aiden Pearce: You’re a smart man. You should know when you’re beaten. (beat) That hit you ordered. My niece died in that car. A six year old girl.
Lucky Quinn: Ohh…. Is this what all the fuss is about? (Aiden gets restrained by Lucky’s guards) You must forgive me. So many people come to me with their little problems. (chuckles) It’s hard to keep track sometimes! (chuckles as he exits the door)

"I do not recall killing your family. And I doubt I will remember killing you [Drax]."
Ronan the Accuser, Guardians of the Galaxy


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