"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"
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?
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"
Miss Piggy: Um, why are you telling me all this?
Lady Holiday: It's plot exposition. It has to go somewhere.
The year, blah blah blah. The place, blah blah blah.
—Father Time, Histeria!
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"
"Boy, does this guy do anything outside of just shouting exposition?"
"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: Probably. Why?
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.
Drift through the terrifying silence of outer space, where the only sound you hear is Sandra Bullock explaining the plot.
"All of this, which I have not embellished in any way, is established in one chapter in which the Dalek Prime just exposits recklessly. The best entertainment to be had in this book is in fact imagining most of this dialogue delivered by actual Daleks. My favorite line is 'Sit down. You will be more comfortable.'"
— Phil Sandier on War of the Daleks