23rd Oct: It's time for the second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest, theme: cute monsters! Details and voting here.
They just spent ten minutes showing us Alec Su taking a bath.
— Urban Dictionary on fanservice
"They do make an admirable attempt to add plot, but like most people I only watch it for perverse reasons."
— Ood Sigma, on The Doctor Who Forum, discussing Secret Diary of a Call Girl
"I just realized for the first time that we're in the ladies' locker room, is in the background, there was a woman in a towel, what was the point of that?"
"What do you mean, 'what was the point'?"
— Gremlins 2: The New Batch voice commentary.
And G must show herself in tights
For two convincing reasons—
Two very well-shaped reasons!
"So really, the entire purpose of this comic was to get Xena into skimpy dominatrix gear. Well, I've heard of worse reasons to make a comic!"
"Dear Movie, thank you SO MUCH for this scene!"
"Thereís pandering, thereís shameless pandering, and far, far beneath that, thereís Letís Put Lois Lane In A Stormtrooper Outfit pandering. I never thought Iíd say this, but come on, Smallville. Youíre better than that."
Strong Bad: (reacting to a loud roar from the Trogdor arcade machine) What the crap was that?
Strong Sad: It sounds like the fan's broken! You'll have to get it serviced.
Strong Bad: Serviced?!? Where am I supposed to get fan service around here?
(As if on cue, the Trogdor arcade machine comes to life)
"Seriously, this trailer only interrupts the action for one reason: slow pushes on neat butts.
It probably goes without saying, but just in case, I should point out that these are not plot-forwarding butts. Vin Diesel never says, "Hey, Ludacris, Other Guy, get outta that car and come over here; we need to drive fast cars or those butts are going to explode!" The Rock never pulls over to the side of the road saying, "Damn, they're getting away with all of the car money. I'd be able to catch them, but I'm out of gas, and my car runs on butts." They serve no story function. Just butts for butts' sake."
"It's like, 'Hey, we've got this horrible shitty game, but there's a girl taking her clothes off, so you have to keep playing!'"
—The Angry Video Game Nerd on Menace Beach
"Men should be buff! Women should be vavoom!"
"The number of Fox News upskirt screenshots on Google is mind-boggling. It seems to be an entire industry. And most of them are far more revealing than the one I posted above. I'll bet those women would love to wear pants once in a while, just for comfort's sake. But they're not allowed to. I wonder why?"