Quotes / Stuffed into the Fridge


"Do you have any major appliances that don't come with a dead body in it?"
Ambush Bug, Ambush Bug


"Darling, I'm killed
I'm in a puddle on the floor
Waiting for you to return."

Live-action TV

Doctor: Is Peri dead?
Valeyard: No.
Inquisitor: Then what was the point of showing that last sequence?
Valeyard: Simply as further evidence of the Doctor's interference.
Inquisitor: I thought it was somewhat gratuitous.

Web Animation

Yahtzee: To demonstrate how evil Mr. Skullface is—if the skull for a face wasn't doing it for you—we find out on the chopper home that girl we rescued has a bomb in her guts, so we must watch it being extracted with unflinching detail... It wasn't dull, I'll give it that, but if she's gonna blow up anyway, this scene seems a bit wanton. Metal Gear, are you being weird about female characters again?
Metal Gear: (defensively) ... Nooo.
Yahtzee: What's that behind your back, Metal Gear?
Metal Gear: It's a... female character who wears bikini tops and never speaks.
Yahtzee: Oh, Metal Gear!


"Matthew is giving me plenty of attention. Attention from mass murderers who love watching the face of a person lose their spouse forever. And in this scenario I'M THE DYING SPOUSE!!"

Web Original

"Thereís one and only one reason that happens, and itís to piss off the male character. Itís using a trauma you donít understand in a way whose implications you canít understand... and if you donít understand, you shouldnít be writing rape scenes."
Laura Hudson on Kick-Ass 2

"Kyle and Alex had genuine chemistry, and early on the book seemed to be setting up a status quo where Alex helped out by supplying her artist boyfriend with the common sense that God hadnít seen fit to give him. Instead, while Kyle is off having some pointless skirmishes with villains I canít be bothered to remember, a lame-ass Captain Atom villain called Major Force breaks into his apartment, throttles Alex, andÖ wellÖ
Ö yeah, this is where that got started. All that really came of Alexís death were some generic angst that transformed Kyle into the Peter Parker knockoff he otherwise might not have been... It certainly wouldnít have degenerated into the sad farce it became, where Kyle had nobody to talk to except the Middle Eastern coffee guy and whatever lame third-string super-heroine he was banging that month. When Kyle Raynerís creators stuffed Alex in that fridge, they might as well have put a bullet in Kyle, too."
Topless Robot on the Trope Namer

"Gwenís death scene is so funny, in fact, that it almost distracts from how offensively misogynist the whole thing is... Gwen insists on coming along despite Peterís best efforts to stop her. She even makes this big speech about how no oneís telling her what to do and sheís making her own decisions. The end result is that when the Green Beavis kills her, the reaction is essentially, 'oh, why didnít poor, fragile Gwen listen to the men in her life like she was supposed to?'"

Real Life

"It's like, "Oh his wife was raped and murdered so he's going to go out and destroy the world." That's so often what it's about, just this kind of de rigueur storytelling to spice up often male character... I've been calling them the NTSDs, which stands for naked, tied-up, dead, I can't remember. They've just become so ubiquitous, it's like numbing the audience to what is a horrific violation."