23rd Oct: It's time for the Second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest! Details here.
"I can't think of a reason anyone who doesn't walk around in a smoking jacket with a pipe clenched in their teeth needs to make this face more than, say, 0.1% of the time... and yet it is everywhere. Always.''
—Tracy J. Butler, creator of Lackadaisy
Pixar Representative: "Let's make a movie about toys! Like, there's an old cowboy figure, and he's afraid of being replaced by a sci-fi space marine action figure! A rat who wants to be a cook in a noble restaurant, so it teams up with a boy who works in the kitchen! A family of superheroes is fighting a disgruntled ex-fanboy who wants to make everyone in the world superheroes! A little robot is cleaning up the abandoned earth when suddenly he is visited by a much more modern, female robot and falls in love with her! The monsters in children's closets are actually working for a monster corporation that uses screams as a power source! An old man ties hundreds of balloons to his house to make it fly and fulfil his dead wife's wish of visiting South America!"
Dreamworks Representative: "Uhh... There are talking animals. And they do things animals don't normally do. And they all make this face." *holds up picture of guy smirking* "Brilliant."
— This◊ Memetic Image
"Do you feel the taunting power of my eyebrow?"
— Megamind, Megamind: The Button of Doom