23rd Oct: It's time for the Second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest! Details here.
*gasp* "He's named like my name!"
— Homer Simpson, The Simpsons, "Homer to the Max"
"Puny man not Phoenix! Phoenix a bird lady. Hulk confused!"
"Why should I change my name? He's the one who sucks!"
Another Man: Well, it was a pretty memorable gathering. All those wonderful people who'd been in the Theatre fifty years or more—Mary and Ethel and—
Ella: Mary Martin and Ethel Merman!
Man: No. Mary Pickford and Ethel Barrymore.
"A lot of people often confuse Nina Hagen with another German speaking pop singer from the 80's: Nena, of '99 Luftballons' fame. It's an easy mistake to make. After all, the odds of Germany offering up just one performer with any cultural importance in a given century are astronomical enough, but two with practically the same name? Astounding!"
—Interesting Motherfuckers — Nina Hagen
"Cassandra Cain was saddled with what may actually be the worst name in comics history. I mean, really, I love an ominous biblical reference as much as the next person, but comics maybe should’ve knocked off the whole 'Cain' thing once Marvel introduced an evil clone of Spider-Man who could melt your face with his spider-powers and had to spell it 'KAINE' just to get through. Along the same lines, 'Cassandra' is a great name, but there are roughly two hundred Cassandras in comics, and the only one who even comes close to giving that name any significance is Judge Anderson. It could not have been more generic if her name was Secrette I. Dentity."
—Chris Sims, "The Strange Saga of Cassandra Cain"
"No, not 28 Days Later. Although some people infected the rage virus might have spiced it up just a bit."