Quotes / Remember the New Guy

Live-Action TV

Mels: I'm their best mate.
Doctor: Then why don't I know you?
Doctor Who, "Let's Kill Hitler"

Video Games

"Ha haaaa! Fancy meeting you here, Princess. Remember me?"
Anthony Higgs, Metroid: Other M

Web original

"'I am the architect of all your sorrows,' the villain boasts at one point... While some of this makes sense, it also feels like a cheap way to build up a threat. Spectre doesn’t have to establish its baddie as a credible entity, because it can coast on the hard work done by Le Chiffre or Silva.

"As legendarily hatable as Mel is, and she is one of the most roundly mocked characters in all of Doctor Who, she's not nearly as misbegotten as all of that... But as poor as much of the writing for Mel is, the larger problem is that she's a companion with a strangely swallowed origin. John Nathan-Turner quasi-famously wrote an origin story for her in his book on the Companions that had her teaming up with the Doctor to stop the Master from an audacious computer hacking attack on the world's banks, which, let's be honest, probably would have been terrible. But it's still preferable to what we got."
Phil Sandifer on "Terror of the Vervoids"

"I don't know who Anisa is either, but it's heavily implied she became Jasmine's mother figure after she lost her actual one. If Anisa is that important, why have we not heard of her for 15 years? You can't just invent a character like this when so much already exists without her. Where was she at Jasmine's wedding?"
Platypus Comix review of Disney Princess Enchanted Tales

"When Caine Wise first appears in this movie, it really does feel like the film wants you to think, 'Ah, yes, my favorite character, Caine Wise. How we've grown with you over the years. I hope you succeed again, old friend'."
Mike Ryan on Jupiter Ascending

Ada: You... knew each other?
The Dark Id (as Leon): Well, the script says I did, but hell if I've ever seen that guy before the cutscene just after the fight with Todd.
Actually Leon: More or less. Maybe it's about time you told me the reason you're here?
The Dark Id (as Leon): You know, since you're an actual reoccurring character and not someone pretending to be one?

Web Video

Bruce: Ah, my old nemesis: Cheetah Lee.
Cheetah Lee: Um, who is this?
Bruce: You thought you had defeated me for good, but I, Bruce, fought back from the grave. I will take over the world and take my revenge on you!
Cheetah Lee: I don't think we've met.

Yugi: Those bullies are being mean to Gary Stu!
Joey: Who the hell is Gary Stu?
Yugi: I don't know, but apparently, he's my best friend.

"A new character is brought in without warning, and everyone acts like we've always known him. It's actually quite perplexing. Valve has done a great job making us empathize with all the major NPCs so far, so being introduced to a new one at this late stage is like coming home from school to find a walrus sitting at the family dinner table and you're the only one who seems to notice."
Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw (on Arne Magnusson in Half-Life 2: Episode Two), Zero Punctuation

Western Animation

Twilight Sparkle: What are you talking about? Of course you've seen him before! He was there when we all celebrated Pinkie's birthday, don't you remember? And he was there when we all went to Cloudsdale together. And he showed up that one time Pinkie went insane for a day. (picture of Shining Armour taped onto those scenes) It's not like my brother just appeared out of thin air and now we're pretending that he was there the whole time.
Pinkie Pie: That never happened! Phhh, lazy writers...

Itchy: Look Scratchy, it's our old friend Poochie!
Scratchy: What's that name again? I forgot.
The Simpsons, "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show"