Quotes: Mr. Exposition

"Tony has all the exposition, which is always the hardest part of doing any script... It's like in a theatre piece: actors really hate having to deliver exposition. It's called 'heavy lifting', and that's his job. Spike's a badass, because he said so. Tony does that great."

"A sense of humor is not my forte
A sense of purpose is all-important
I'm the man with the answer"
Telex, "The Man With the Answer"

I am an ENDLESS BARREL of exposition!
Mr. Verres, El Goonish Shive

Basil Exposition: Hello, Austin. This is Basil Exposition, Chief of British Intelligence. You're Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery, and you're with Agent Mrs. Kensington. The year is 1967, and you're talking on a picture phone.
Austin Powers: We know all that, Exposition.
Basil: I just wanted to be extremely clear so that everyone knows what's going on at any given time.

Leo: He's driving from Nova Scotia to Washington?
Sam: Yeah.
Leo: How's a person do that?
Sam: Oh, my guess is, he'll take the Trans-Canada Highway to New Brunswick, then maybe catch the 1 and take the scenic route along the coast of Maine. 95 through New Hampshire to the Mass Pike, and then cut over to the Merritt Parkway round Milford.
Tody: (pregnant pause) Something really kinda freakish about you, you know that?
The West Wing, "Celestial Navigation"

Hathaway: I wouldn't read too much into the absence of a 'Goodbye Cruel World', sir. Statistically, the instances of suicide notes in Graham's demographic is in the 12-to-20% range.
Lewis: Where do you get this stuff?
Lewis: Some days, I'm grateful you're on our side.

Miss Piggy: Um, why are you telling me all this?
Lady Holiday: It's plot exposition. It has to go somewhere.

Angel: What do we know about telekinesis?
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: Ahh, yes. The power of moving things with one's mind. (beat) That's pretty much it.
Angel, "Untouched"

The year, blah blah blah. The place, blah blah blah.
Father Time, Histeria!

Krang: They will fail, Shredder; they always fail!
Shredder: But what choice do I have? Only mutants are immune to the Mesmerizer's beam; humans like myself can't be near it when they set it off!
Krang: You don't have to explain it to me; I invented it, remember?
Shredder: I wasn't explaining it to you! (points at the camera) I was explaining it to them.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, "Super-Rocksteady and Mighty-Bebop"

"Thank you, Mr. Exposition."
Slappy Squirrel, Animaniacs

"Boy, does this guy do anything outside of just shouting exposition?"
The Nostalgia Critic on Georgie Porgie from the 1986 version of Babes in Toyland.

"You're like a textbook with arms. I know this."
Buffy on Giles.

"I'm spouting exposition again, aren't I? Apologies."
Sir Hammerlock, Borderlands 2

Hermione: Honestly, am I the only person who's ever bothered to read "Hogwarts: A History"?
Ron: What's the point? You know it by heart, we can just ask you.

Interviewer: Will Harry and Ron ever read “Hogwarts, a History”?
J. K. Rowling: Never. [Laughter.] It’s a gift to me, because all my exposition can be dressed up as, “When are you going to read it?” So Hermione fills in the reader as well, so I could never let them read it.

Carol: Do you really think these atomic weapons could change Bill back?
General: You like to talk, Doc. You tell her!

Fakir: What do you know?
Autor: Everything you want to know.

Lisa: Dad! The flash must have scrambled their circuits!
Homer: What are you, the narrator?