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In real life, inner monologue is often repetitive. Having conceived the idea "She's hot", we will happily continue to embroider this theme in our minds throughout a twenty-minute conversation with a bored flight attendant. If you render these thought loops directly in your fiction, however, your character can begin to sound uncannily like a malfunctioning computer in a movie made before anyone had a computer.
Give us the thought once. We will assume that the character's opinion remains the same until you tell us otherwise.
Live Action TV
Barbara: Is it frozen?
The Doctor: No, impossible at this temperature. Besides, it's too warm.
"Hey there's a naked lady in this movie, and she's nude! With no clothes on!"
— Crow, Mystery Science Theater 3000
Linda: It's like my mother always says-"getting to know people is the best way to get to know them."
Ted: Is this the same woman who said "You eat what you eat?"
Jeffrey Archer paid tribute to Lady Thatcher, saying: "She was a giant and she will remain a giant, and in history she will remain a giant." Jeffrey Archer: not just a terrible writer, but also a terrible writer.
Attention Wanko's shoppers, you are now shopping at Wanko's.
— Victorious episode "Wanko's Warehouse", someone over the intercom
"You know what they say: All toasters toast toast!"
— Mario, Hotel Mario
GLaDOS: Well. This is the part where he kills us.
Wheatley: Hello! This is the part where I kill you!
Chapter 9: The Part Where He Kills You
(Achievement Unlocked: The Part Where He Kills You (This is that part))
Soundtrack piece "The Part Where He Kills You" plays.
— Portal 2
Chie: First we save Kanji, then we crush the killer! Finally, we crush the killer and send him to hell!! Got it!?
Akihiko: You've got the build of a twelve year old! Let me teach you the secret to body building. Step 1: Protein. Step 2: Protein. Step 3, 4 and 5: MORE PROTEIN.
Naoto: That sounds incredibly imbalanced.
"This dampness is damp."
— Sazh entering the Sunleth Waterscape, Final Fantasy XIII
"Hello and greetings, Department of Redundancy Department? Aye, yes, I wish to announce, that is report, a single, yes, one, instance of unnecessary repetition, commonly referred to as redundancy. Farewell and goodbye."
— Agent Stormsong, Protectors of the Plot Continuum
"Funnily enough, I agonized forever over whether to call this story 'The Redundant Man' or 'The Man Who Was Redundant'…"
— Author's Note on the internet short story The Redundant Man Who Was Redundant
"Santa Christ, Santa Christ
We love Santa Christ!
Right here we have this map right here... "right here we have this map right here". Redundancy, thy middle name is Chugga.
"As you start playing you'll notice this horrendously horrendous music. It's driving me insane! Listen to it too much and it'll drive you to brink of insanity! This music is so bad that I'm about to go insane!"
"Futurama: From the makers of Futurama"
"Well, maybe it is stupid, but it's also dumb!"
— Patrick Star, Spongebob Squarepants
"Not only am I a genius, but I am very very smart too."
— Don Karnage, TaleSpin
"Sonic is trapped in there. And the rest of Mobius is out here! Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha! And it's mine! IT'S MINE! All mine! ALL MINE!!!"
"With Sonic trapped in the force field, Mobius is mine! MINE! ...Did I say that already?"
— Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
"Legend tells of a legendary warrior whose kung fu skills were the stuff of legend."
— Po, Kung Fu Panda
"Putting clients first by putting employees firs, immediately after prioritizing fiscal responsibility and leveraging profitability toward exceeding by empowering our employees to put clients (and themselves) first, in a diverse and respectful environment of only those that come first, first."
— Sebben & Sebben Mission Statement, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
"It's my job to be repetitive. My job. My job. Repetitiveness is my job."
"I'll kill you! I'll kill you to DEATH!"Film
— Superboy Prime, Countdown to Final Crisis
"Titans will clash."Music
— Clash of the Titans' tagline
All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
All you need is love (all together now)
All you need is love (everybody)
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
Love is all you need. Love is all you need. Love is all you need. Love is all you need. Love is all you need. Love is all you need...
—The Beatles, All You Need Is Love
You fuck birds
There are no words
—Grapes And Sunshine, Birdfucker
"A rose is a rose is a rose."
— Gertrude Stein
"The offensive lineman are the biggest guys on the field. They're bigger than everyone else, that's why they're the biggest guys on the field."
— John Madden
"A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It's a proof! A proof is a proof and when you have a good proof it's because it's proven."
— Jean Chretien
"The offensive lineman are the biggest guys on the field. They're bigger than everyone else, that's why they're the biggest guys on the field."Web Comic
— John Madden
"I am the boss to surpass Big Boss, I will become the Biggest Boss Boss Boss Boss!"
Civilitey/ Liberby. Reason. Efidication. CiviltyOther
Rationality. Learning, Jutstice. Libersty. Hornor. Elucidution.. Civlity. Raison...
This are the virshues which emboby the magnificence that is Can Town.
—Rose Lalonde, Homestucknote
Set in the quasi-futuristic metropolis of Brüteville City...okay, let's stop right there. "Brüteville City." It combines two of my favorite comedy tropes: the extraneous umlaut, and mixing "ville" with "city." Those things always make me happy - the gold standard of the latter being "The City of Townsville" from The Powerpuff Girls, of course...
David: “A riddle! In the FORM of a JOKE!!”
Chris: Of everything we’ve seen and will see in this movie, that was the one line that bugged me when I was a kid. I mean, really, when do these guys ever get a riddle that’s not in that form? Sure, the nobility of the almost-human porpoise makes sense, but this is stretching credibility, guys.
Secretary: Hello? This is the Department of Redundancy Department. Hello? Can I help you? Do you need help?
Writer: Yes. Serious professional help. But not from you. [hangs up phone]
— I Hate Myself and Want to Die
"To you and the other countless authors who refer to your books as 'fictional novels', will you please, for the love of all that’s holy and good in this world, stop it. Besides, I don’t represent fictional novels. I represent only poetic poetry, nonfictional true stories, how-to-cook-stuff cookbooks, and children’s books for children."
"... this made their respective children double first cousins. In addition, because Chang and Eng were identical twins, their children were genetically equivalent to half-siblings, thus making them genetically related in the same manner as half-siblings who are also first cousins."