"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?
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?
Hathaway: The back of cereal boxes.
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: Ah, yes. The power of moving objects with one's mind. (beat) ...That's about it.
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.
Lisa: Dad! The flash must have scrambled their circuits!
Homer: What are you, the narrator?