Wham Line / Western Animation

  • Adventure Time: "Hello. My name is Simon Petrikov."
    • By extension, from "I Remember You," as a prelude to revealing how far back their relationship goes:
      Marceline: You don't remember anything, do you SIMON?!
    • From "Burning Low":
      Princess Bubblegum: Why did you think I had [Flame Princess's] father keep her locked up?!
    • From the ending of "In Your Footsteps'':
      The Lich-possessed Snail: Yes... one step closer...
    • From "Lady & Peebles," Lady's one English line:
      Lady Rainicorn: I AM PREGNANT!
    • From the ending of "Billy's Bucket List":
      Billy: Your father, Finn. He's alive!
    • From the ending of "Be Sweet":
      Sweet P: The comet... approacheth.
    • Another revelation about Princess Bubblegum's past in "Bonnie and Neddy" and to the Candy Kingdom as a whole:
      Princess Bubblegum: That dragon you saw... he's my brother, Neddie.
    • From "Evergreen", when Gunter puts on the crown and makes his wish.
    Gunter: Gunter, no.
    • From "Incendium":
    Flame King: For my evil daughter!
    Ice King: Pfft, The Ice Kingdom's been rebuilt for weeks!
  • Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers:
    • From "New Frontier"
      Queen of the Crown: I know all about you, Ranger Foxx. (as the Slaverlord behind him takes on the form of his wife)
    • From "Supertroopers"
      Senator Whiner: Walsh! I know where Gooseman's genetic models came from.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball:
    • From the episode "The Shell". (His genuine thoughts about Penny's true form.)
      Gumball: Penny! Wait! You look... extraordinary.
    • And then the ending:
      Gumball: That's not what you are. It's how you feel. And this is how I feel...
    • In "The Man" on why Richard is hostile to his mother's new boyfriend:
      Richard: What is father going to say when he comes back?!
      His family and Jojo: (confused) Father?
      Richard: Yeah! You said that he left home to get some milk 42 years ago! He could be back here any minute!
    • In "The Nobody", Gumball and Darwin found their culprit and he reveals himself to be a nobody who can't even remember himself. So when the duo decides to give him a new purpose in life whether it is good or bad, it comes a powerful revelation from a certain episode that the Wham Line is actually a Meaningful Echo and also makes a new enemy.
      Gumball: Yeah... There is no bad guy here. You could be our mortal enemy!
      Darwin: You could be the worst guy the world has ever made.
      (The phrase "The world has ever made" echoed into the Nobody's mind, changing from Darwin's voice to Mr. Small's!)
      Rob: I remember...
      (Flashback to the events of "The Void")
      Mr. Small: All the mistakes the world has ever made...
      (Gumball and Darwin goes through the Void to find Molly and they pass by Rob who tries to wave at them.)
      Rob: Guys! Over here!
    • "The Bus" started as a Scare 'em Straight method by the adults as criminals on playing hokey gone hilariously wrong, becomes too real... Just as Planned by not the adults but the actual mastermind!
    Gumball: Whose insane idea was this?
    (the phone shows a new message that says...)
    Principal Brown: (reads) Stick to the pan or everyone dines?
    Rob/Dr. Wrecker: (the one texting) Darn Autocorrect... The stupid thing never works.
    • "The Disaster" was when the series was in its Darkest Hour, with Rob who uses a Universal Remote to destroy Gumball's life confirmed a bombshell that was thought to be ignored in "The Signal".
    Rob: You really don't get it, do you? While it so happens that you start in this AMAZING world, can't you see none of this is real?!
    • "The Test" has an interesting example, as the first part of the sentence makes it seem like a The Bus Came Back moment for Rachael, Tobias' sister who hadn't appeared since Season 1. This would be a fairly major one, but it turns out to be a Bait-and-Switch. However, it does still qualify, just to a lesser extent:
    Tobias: I'll just ask my genius sister for help. Anais!
  • From the American Dad! episode "Stan of Arabia" (Pt. 1)
    Stan: I'm not going back to the CIA... or the USA!
  • A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
    Shaggy: Wow! And to think he almost got away with Daphne's stuff.
    Mr. Gordon: And what makes you think I still won't get away with it? Get them, Robopup!
  • Archer:
    • From the end of the episode "Space Race part I":
      Astronaut: Don't you get it.... they're the mutineers.
    • Which is immediately followed by:
      Commander Drake: Welcome to the Danger Zone.
    • Cheryl has two:
      Cheryl: Yeah, Cyril! You know you can trust me! Y'know... Probably.
    • From the end of Filibuster
      Archer: Lana! These dicks aren't FBI! They're CIA! And the rebels!
      Lana: *long silence* Yeah, no, that is, um... news, but... my water just broke, sooooo...
  • A very minor example, but in the Arthur episode "Is There A Doctor In The House", you think Jane is just grumpy, but...
    Jane: I haven't been feeling myself all day.
  • In the Batman: The Animated Series episode "Two Face", Harvey Dent confronts Rupert Thorne who plans on leaking his mental problems to the press, unless the DA cuts him a deal. Harvey fumes with anger for a moment, then suddenly he calms down:
    Harvey Dent: There's just one problem.
    Rupert Thorne: What's that?
    Harvey Dent: You're talking to the wrong Harvey.
  • In the Batman Beyond episode "Out of the Past", when Bruce Wayne hears the voice of his old nemesis Ra's Al Ghul.
    Bruce: I heard him, Talia! Where's Ra's?!
    Talia: I did not want you to find out this way, but I suppose what is done is done... (in Ra's voice) Detective!
  • In Batman: Under the Red Hood after Batman and Red Hood fought for a while, Red Hood escaped and said something which reveals that Red Hood is in fact a former ally, Jason Todd.
    Red Hood: You haven't lost your touch, Bruce.
  • Beast Wars:
    • In the first season finale, Optimus is piloting a stasis pod set to self-destruct towards this big planet-destroyer. The plan is for him to blow the doors and zoom out before the explosion.
      Optimus: All right, let's do it. Prepare to blow pod hatch.
      Computer: Unable to comply. Pod hatch is magna-sealed.
      Optimus: That's impossible.
      Megatron's voice: (coming out of nowhere over the speaker) Oh, I assure you...It is not.
    • In the episode preceding the Season 1 finale, Tigatron infiltrates the Predacon base to uncover what Megatron's found. He discovers it's another 'Golden Disk', and at the end of the episode he reports what he found to the other Maximals:
      Tigatron: The aliens... The ones who seeded this planet with Energon, the ones that built that flying island that almost destroyed us...
      Optimus: Yes, what are you saying? What is it?
      Tigatron: They're coming. They're on their way here... and I don't think they're very happy...
    • "Coming of the Fuzors, Part 2" sees the Maximals about to be destroyed by the Predacons. Cue a Big Damn Heroes moment from an unexpected source.
      Optimus: Well that's just prime.
  • Beast Machines:
    • In the episode "The Catalyst", Blackarachnia reawakens Thrust's sealed-away personality, hoping to be reunited with Silverbolt. Instead... This indicates that Thrust was actually Waspinator, turning Blackarachnia's ongoing search plot upside down, and is immediately followed by the revelation that Silverbolt is really Jetstorm.
      Thrust/Waspinator: Noooooo, Doggie-Bot not here...
    • Before the above instance, they discover Tankor to be Rhinox, So Optimus goes into his mind to try to bring his friend's mind back. He succeeds, but...
      Tankor/Rhinox: Megatron isn't the problem, you are!
    • At this point Rhynox has confirmed his Face–Heel Turn, and Tankor becomes The Starscream to Megatron.
  • Beware the Batman:
    • Bethanie Ravencroft's text at the end of "Toxic": "Wayne hooked, awaiting instructions."
    • From the end of "Sacrifice": "Gotham's true ruler: Ra's al Ghul."
    • The end of the following episode as well:
      Lady Shiva: You will be generously rewarded for your services Dr Burr. Welcome to the League of Assassins.
    • In "Fall":
      Ra's al Ghul: Rest in peace, Gotham City.
  • The 2006 revival of Biker Mice from Mars had this happen at the end of the second part of the three-part episode "Once Upon a Time on Earth" when Spitfire explains what she has to do with the conflict.
    Spitfire: Because I'm the package Stoker wanted. I'm his daughter.
  • BoJack Horseman has a couple:
    • The first one is the ending to the episode Say Anything.
      Princess Carolyn's phone: Happy Birthday. You are 40.
    • In "The Telescope," when BoJack finally works up the courage to apologize to Herb:
      BoJack: I'm sorry.
      Herb: Okay. I don't forgive you.
    • At the end of "The Shot," when BoJack is wondering where Kelsey is:
      Turtletaub: Turns out you two knuckleheads snuck out last night and got that shot I told you not to get for the scene that's not in the movie any more. Silly me, I didn't like that. So I fired her ass.
    • The Season 2 finale "Out To Sea" has a major one:
      BoJack: Jill Pill?
      Carolyn: Ring any bells? Apparently she worked on your TV show.
      BoJack: Horsin' Around?
      Carolyn: No actually. The other TV show.
      BoJack: Other TV show...? Oh, shit! Jill...
    • Season 3, "That's Too Much, Man!"
      BoJack: The only thing that matters is right now, this moment, this one spectacular moment we are sharing together. Right, Sarah Lynn? (Beat) Sarah Lynn? ...Sarah Lynn?
    • Season 4, "Ruthie":
      Princess Carolyn: Hey, you want to know what I do when I have a really bad, awful, terrible day?
      BoJack: What?
    • Also from Season 4, "livin' that cali lifestyle!!", as BoJack leaves his dementia-addled mother in the nursing home:
      Beatrice: BoJack?Explanation 
  • Code Lyoko:
    • "Revelation":
    Jeremie: No. She (Franz Hopper's daughter, Aelita) stayed on Lyoko.
    • "Aelita":
    Aelita: My father might be alive somewhere on Lyoko.
    • "Wrong Exposure":
    Aelita: Especially since my real name isn't Hopper. ... Schaeffer's my real name.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door:
    • "Operation: E.N.D.":
      Numbuh 86: This is an invitation to Numbuh 274's (gasp) thirteenth birthday party!
  • Daria
    • In "Dye! Dye! My Darling", after Daria ended up kissing Tom after discussing their respective relationships with Jane.
      Jane: Hey, what's up? Talk to me.
      Daria: I kissed your boyfriend.
  • The Dexter's Laboratory Musical Episode "LABretto".
    Dee Dee: "What does this button do?"
  • DuckTales (2017): At the end of the pilot, Dewey discovers that the picture of Scrooge and Donald adventuring together has a corner bent over, and pulls it back to reveal the complete image of a third, female duck working with the duo. He then utters the last line any Disney Ducks fan ever thought would be said on the show:
    Dewey: Mom?
    • In "The Great Dime Chase!", Dewey and Webby go into the McDuck archives to find information on Della Duck, whose history and existence is being denied and kept hidden by Scrooge. When the two discover a secret room, they find a frame containing a note that indicates some kind of betrayal on her part.
      Dewey: (reading) "Scrooge, I've taken the Spear of Selene. I'm sorry. Della."
    • At the end of "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!", Webby's mysterious new friend Lena uses her magical amulet to speak to a Living Shadow.
      Lena: Aunt Magica, I'm in.
  • The Fairly OddParents!
    • "Timmy's Secret Wish": Timmy is put on trial by the Fairy Council for making a secret, undocumented wish, and he explains the wish he made, putting an interesting twist on the Floating Timeline trope.
      Jorgen: Turner, what did you wish for?
      Timmy: Okay, don't be mad, but I secretly wished that everyone would stop aging so that I could stay ten years old and keep my fairies forever.
      Council Leader: What!? When did you make this wish!?
      Timmy: Fifty years ago.
  • Family Guy:
    • In "Brian and Stewie", when Stewie asks why Brian has a gun in his safety deposit box.
      Brian: I keep it in case... I ever want to commit suicide, okay?
    • From "And Then There Were Fewer": "My mom bought it for me for my first solo newscast."
    • "Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q.": Quagmire and his friends take his sister's abusive boyfriend Jeff into the woods to shoot him when he least expects it, only for Jeff to turn the tables on them, thus kicking off the climax.
      Quagmire: All right, look, when he comes back, I'm just gonna do it. Okay? I'm just gonna point my gun straight at his head before he even knows what's going on.
      Jeff: Kind of like this? (points a shotgun to Quagmire's head)
  • The end of the Futurama movie Into the Wild Green Yonder pulls a double whammy:
    Leela: (to Fry) Maybe I waited too long to say this, but I love you too. (interrupted) WORMHOLE!
  • Gargoyles: From "Enter Macbeth":
    Goliath: You know Demona?
    Macbeth: "Know" her? I named her!
  • Gravity Falls:
    • Up until "Little Dipper", we thought that Gideon just wanted the Shack in order to get Mabel to be his girlfriend. We had no idea that he had other reasons for wanting the shack, reasons that extended beyond revenge on the Pines.
      Gideon: It's not just about the Pines! I want that Shack! The physical building!
      Bud: But why?
      Gideon: Because it holds a secret you couldn't possibly imagine.
    • From the premiere episode "Tourist Trapped":
      Head Gnome: We'll never forget you, Mabel. ...Because we're going to kidnap you.
    • From "Gideon Rises":
      Grunkle Stan: After all these years... finally, I have them all.
    • From "Sock Opera:"
      Dipper: So, which puppet are you gonna pick, anyway?
      Bill Cipher: Hmm, let's see... eenie, meenie, miney... YOU.
    • A HUGE one from the ending of "Not What He Seems":
      Dipper: ...who is that?
      Stan: The author of the journals...my brother.
      • Earlier in the same episode, a 30 year old newspaper headline that Dipper and Mabel discover:
    • "A Tale of Two Stans" itself is a Wham Episode, though a few lines stick out:
    • The Author addressing Grunkle Stan:
      The Author: Yes, I have some questions about this myself, Stanley.
      Dipper: Stanley?
      Mabel: But your name is Stanford.
      Author: Wait, you took my name?!
    • Fiddleford gives a minor one after being pulled out of the portal, which doubles as a Call-Back to "Society of the Blind Eye". Namely that he says YROO XRKSVI GIRZMTOVnote  backwards... Not to mention:
  • Grojband
    Trina: Yeah, we should totes make Mt. Peaceville erupt. ÜBER TOTES!
  • Green Lantern: The Animated Series: The two maps overlay, showing every star system Aya's destroyed to be uninhabited. Up until now Aya has been acting every bit a cold and emotionless robot, due to having turned off her emotions prior to her Face–Heel Turn. This is one of the key moments that shows that she's still got some of her humanity.
    Hal: Show star systems destroyed by Aya. Show uninhabited star systems. Overlay.
  • Hot Wheels Acceleracers At the end of the finale
    Major Wheeler: "Son, We need to Talk".
    Vert Wheeler "Dad?!".
    • Also in Ignition where the drivers are preparing to enter the Storm Realm.
    Lani: "I have a bad feeling about this"
    Lani: "We should have told them...*everything*"
    • Also in Ignition as the drivers enter the Swamp Realm, Dr. Tezla is asked on which route the drivers should take:
    Dr.Tezla: "They may all lead to the end!"
  • Huntik: Secrets & Seekers
  • Jackie Chan Adventures season 2 episode 1 episode "The Stronger Evil" has this exchange:
    Finn: We must've left millions of dollars back on that beach. What's the matter with you, Big V?
    Shendu, possessing Valmont's body: Valmont cannot hear you right now.
  • Justice League Unlimited: "And if I were you, I wouldn't probe the situation too closely...rich boy."
    • The last line in "Once and Future Thing, Part 1".
    Warhawk: (to John Stewart) Dad?
    Terry: (To Bruce Wayne) "My point is I just found out that Warren McGinnis isn't my father! You are!"
    Luthor: "President? Do you know how much power I'd have to give up to be President?"
    • Speaking about that Alternate Universe, there's that Superman's line after he killed President Luthor.
    Wonder Woman: (shocked out of her wits) "Are you okay?"
    Superman: "I'm great." (Gives a Psychotic Smirk)
  • Kaeloo: In the episode "Let's Play Hide 'n Hunt", where Mr. Cat teaches Kaeloo and Stumpy to play Hide 'n Hunt, a variant of Hide and Seek, he explains that they hide, he counts to 100, and then...
    Mr. Cat: And at 100... (pulls out bazooka) I shoot everything that moves.
  • Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama: After three seasons full of Ship Tease and Will They or Won't They? with ZERO resolution throughout, and Kim in full Heroic B.S.O.D. mode after her defeat by Erik, Ron drops this gem when Kim asks if he really thinks there's a guy out there for her.
    Ron: Out there... in here.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    Zhao: I assure you, I have everything under control. I intend to remove the moon as a factor. ("Siege of the North, Part 2")
    Iroh: You have more than one great-grandfather, Prince Zuko. Fire Lord Sozin was your father's grandfather; your mother's grandfather was Avatar Roku. ("The Avatar and the Fire Lord")
    Zuko: And I've come to an even more important decision. I'm going to join the Avatar, and I'm going to help him defeat you. (Day of the Black Sun)
    Mai: [To Azula] I love Zuko more than I fear you. (The Boiling Rock, Part 2)
  • From The Legend of Korra:
    • This line, which puts the Big Bad in a new light and comes as a shocker.
    Tarrlok: I'm Amon's brother. ("Skeletons in the Closet")
    • From Book 2, at the end of the episode "The Sting":
    Fire Nation Priest: It's okay, we're here to help you, Avatar Korra.
  • The Lion Guard:
    • This line from "Never Roar Again" after Kion nearly kills his mother with the Roar of the Elders.
    Kion: I don't know if I should ever use the Roar again.
    • From "The Rise of Scar":
    Janja: Are you...
    Scar: Yes. I am Scar...
  • Metalocalypse: "That's my bread and butter you're fucking with."
    • "It's time I told you... everything."
    • "I'm sorry."
    • The masked assassin's betrayal of Magnus in Doomstar Requiem.
    Magnus: What have you done?! You've... murdered him! This wasn't part of my plan!!
    • From the season one finale ends with the tribunal priest's dying words.
    Cardinal Ravenwood: The Metalocalypse... has begun.
  • Moral Orel:
    • "I hate you."
    • "Help."
    • "I love you."
    • "When I'm thirsty, it feels how it feels when I'm alone."
  • Monster Allergy episode, "The Devourer" has three:
    Magnacat: Yes, go on! Shoot!

    Jeremy: The Lord of the Gorkas gave me a mission. I must carry it out.

    Greta: As a keeper, I have the Gift of Sight. I can pass this to a few chosen people, and you, Elena, are one of them.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Throughout "Lesson Zero," Twilight is terrified that Princess Celestia will punish her should she fail to complete a friendship report by the end of the day. Those familiar with the characters know full well that Twilight is highly prone to overreaction, particularly when it comes to both academics and the princess — who is nothing if not kind, understanding, and fun-loving. Thus, most people watching will expect Celestia not to care about the tardy homework assignment. This turns out to be correct, but Celestia is furious when she sees the mayhem that Twilight's reckless actions have wreaked upon the town, and the timing of her appearance comes as a huge surprise.
      Celestia: TWILIGHT SPARKLE!
    • One in "The Last Roundup" for the adult fans, before it got censored:
      Rainbow Dash: Careful, Derpy.
    • The first part of the second season finale, "A Canterlot Wedding":
      Twilight: Princess Celestia invites you to the wedding between Princess Mi Amore Cadenza and... [gasp] My brother!?
    • And later in that same episode, when Twilight believes she's messed up after accusing Princess Cadance of being evil:
      Twilight: I'm sorry...
      Impostor!Cadance: You will be.
    • "Keep Calm and Flutter On":
      Discord: ...Well played, Fluttershy... well played.
    • "Magical Mystery Cure", while a number of people saw it coming due to rather large media coverage, has perhaps the most controversial Wham Line of the series:
      Fluttershy: [to Twilight] Wow... You look just like a princess!
      Celestia: That's because she is a princess.
    • For fans at least in "Twilights Kingdom - Part 1":
      Tirek: I am Lord Tirek.
    • As well as:
      Princess Celestia: We must rid ourselves of our magic, before Tirek has the chance to steal it from us!
    • "Slice of Life": In a purely meta sense, as most fans would never have expected this character to speak again:
      Derpy: Muffin?
    • Also from the same episode:
      Bon Bon: My name isn't Bon Bon. It's Special Agent Sweetie Drops.
    • "Crusaders of the Lost Mark":
      Diamond Tiara: [to her Mother] They are the Cutie Mark Crusaders and they're my friends!
      Applejack: [to Applebloom] Oh sugarcube, if Mom and Dad were here, they'd be so proud.
    • "The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows":
      Pinkie Pie: Shining Armour and Princess Cadance are having a baby!
    • "To Where and Back Again Part 2":
      Trixie: How often do Changelings all get hungry?
      Thorax: Actually, I haven't been hungry since I met Spike. And Changelings are always hungry.
    • "The Perfect Pear":
      Applejack [when learning the names of the only Apple and Pear family members who didn't hate each other] Bright Mac and Buttercup? Those are our parents' names!
  • Over the Garden Wall:
    Wirt: You're not trying to help me. You just have some weird obsession with keeping this lantern lit. It's almost like your soul is in this lantern.
  • The Powerpuff Girls:
    • In "Speed Demon", the girls accidentally travel 50 years into the future and find that Townsville had been taken over by HIM. They find an elderly Miss Keane muttering to herself "I just stood there waving goodbye and they raced off and vanished for fifty years."
    • Also from the same episode:
      HIM: Why girls, don't you see? I've already WON.
  • Regular Show: In the show's final episode, Pops is battling his evil brother Anti-Pops to protect the universe. Eventually, Pops embraces him a hug as they approach a star, prompting his brother to say that the moment Pops lets go of him, he'll destroy everything. Pops then says this:
    Pops: I know. That's why I'm not going to let go.
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show: In "Stimpy's Fan Club", Ren is lording it over Stimpy when he finally gets a piece of fan mail... and then he gets to the end.
    Ren: "Love..."—It says love...—"Your pal...Stimpy"?
  • Rocko's Modern Life:
    • From Camera Shy:
      Filburt: Do you think he'll do it tonight?
      Heffer: Of course he will! It's like clockwork! Ladies and gentlemen, you're about to witness one of the seven wonders of the world. At about 11:30 PM, EST, through this window, our buddy Rocko will descend the staircase as he does every night for a glass of milk.
      Filburt: And he ain't dressed for the occasion, if ya know what I mean.
      Heffer: Yup. You heard right. He's completely... naaakeeed!
      Filburt: WITH NO CLOTHES ON!
  • In Rugrats, the episode "The Family Tree" has a sub-plot where Didi and Stu go on a cruise, but Didi appears to be sick for a majority of it. At the end of the episode, she reveals the reason for that:
  • Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated:
    • The first episode uses one to indicate that this version will have an ongoing story arc:
      Daphne: What about this locket we found where you were digging?
      Crook of the Day: Never seen it before.
    • "All Fear the Freak"
      Fred: Mystery Incorporated is dead.
    • Moments before that:
      Mayor Fred Jones Sr.: Brad Chiles and Judy Reeves are your real parents.
    • Later, in Season 2, episode 13, "Wrath of the Krampus", when Mystery Inc. revealed how they knew that Fred's real parents were working for Mr. E, and had managed to con them;
      Fred: Don't expect me home for dinner. Ever!
    • And from "Menace of the Manticore", when Mr. E's identity is revealed to be Ricky Owens of the original Mystery Inc.
      Mr. E: You see, Scooby is a far more trusting companion than Pericles was to me.
    • From Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island:
    • Before, that moment, Velma made an interesting observation.
      Velma: Simone wasn't dragged away. I saw her footprints. She walked.
    • Fred encounters a zombie, and attempts to remove its mask.
      Fred: It's the gardener.
      Daphne Blake: No!
      Fred: It's the fisherman.
      Shaggy: No!
      Fred: It's the ferryman.
      Fred pulls the zombie's head off
      Fred Jones: Maybe it's... real?
  • The Simpsons:
    • Episode "Hurricane Neddy":
      Ned Flanders: Now calm down, Nedilly-diddly-diddly-diddly-doodly, they did their best, shodilly-iddly-iddly-diddly. Gotta be nice, hostiddly-iddly-diddly-diddly...AW, HELL-DIDDLY-DING-DONG-CRAP! CAN'T YOU MORONS DO ANYTHING RIGHT?!
    • And the episode "Who Shot Mr. Burns, Part 2":
      Mr. Burns: The one who shot me was... aah... Aah... AAH... Maggie Simpson!!
    • From Two Dozen and One Greyhounds. Lisa and Bart are reassured that Burns is going to take care of the adopted puppies.
      Lisa: Maybe we were wrong about Burns on this one.
      Smithers: Are you sure you want to go through with this, sir, you DO have a very full wardrobe as it is?
    • "Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish""
    • From "E Pluribus Wiggum", when Lisa tries to warn Ralph that the people advocating him as a presidential candidate (long story) are playing him for a fool, we get this:
    Lisa: They just wanna use you!
    Ralph: Maybe I wanna use them!
  • From Sonic Sat Am, we get this from "Blast To The Past, Part 1" after Sonic and Sally tell Past!Uncle Chuck about...
    Uncle Chuck: The roboticser. I know. I invented it
  • South Park:
    Kyle (to Mysterion): Chill out, Kenny!
    • "I. Can't. Die."
    • "You're Getting Old": "Because I'm unhappy, okay?! I've been unhappy for a long time!"
    • "Scott Tenorman Must Die":
      Scott Tenorman: I'm glad you like [the chili] so much, because now that you're almost finished I have something to tell you.
      Cartman: What? You mean about how you put pubes in your chili?
    • And later:
      Cartman: Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it "Mr. and Mrs. Tenorman chili".
    • In "201", The Reveal of the Head Ginger's identity is directly preceded by this line:
      Scott Tenorman: Welcome to my Chili Con Carnival!
    • And also there's this gem from "More Crap"
      Butler: How could Bono be so talented, so caring, and yet seem like such a piece of crap? Because he is crap. Don't you get it? Bono is not the record-holder...
      Stan: He's the record.
    • "He just said, 'Where's Stan?'"
    • "Wendy breaks up."
    • "You must now harness and focus your power, Gok-Zerrah. The power of mint and berries, yet with a tasty, satisfying crunch."
    • "Get in the car, Stan! Your mom and I are movin' back in together!"
    • From "Britney's New Look"
      "She has to die."
    • "Woodland Critter Christmas" has two:
      Squirrely: "Now our critter Christmas can finally happen! Hail Satan!"
    • From "Sponsored Content"
    "Does she know she's an ad?"
  • The Spectacular Spider-Man:
    • "After all, we know who you love the most... bro."
    • "Guilty, guilty and oh so very guilty of being the new Big Man of Crime!"
  • Spider-Man: The Animated Series
    • From "Battle of the Insidious Six":
    Dr. Curt Connors: You're still changing. And it's accelerating. So while I can't tell you exactly what your DNA is transforming you into, one thing's already clear: it won't be human.
    • From the episode, "Turning Point":
    Madame Web: One day, you will yearn for the wisdom of Madame Web, and that day will come soon when the two-headed monster rises from the netherworld.
  • Spongebob Squarepants does this sometimes, though it's usually Played for Laughs.
    • From "Sandy, SpongeBob and the Worm", after Sandy defeats the monstrous worm that had been terrorizing Bikini Bottom:
      SpongeBob: That's not the worm. That's his tongue! (cue a zoom out to reveal that the "worm" Sandy defeated was actually the tongue of an absolutely gargantuan worm)
    • From "Mid-Life Crustacean", after Mr. Krabs, Spongebob and Patrick participate in a panty raid:
      Mr. Krabs: You finally came through for me boys, I feel young again!
      Offscreen voice: Eugene?
      Mr. Krabs: MOTHER!?
    • From "Arrgh!", Mr Krabs has taken SpongeBob and Patrick on a treasure hunt and has forbidden them from looking at the map. However when they finally look at it...
      Patrick: SpongeBob?
      SpongeBob: Yeah?
      Patrick: Did you notice something familiar about this map?
      SpongeBob: You mean, like that it's our game board taped to a piece of paper?
    • In "Shanghaied", The Flying Dutchman has taken SpongeBob and Patrick as crew-mates and as dealt with their failure to scare people, one too many times.
      Flying Dutchman:This whole crew for eternity thing isn't working out. It's not really you so much as it is me.
      SpongeBob: You're setting us free?
      Flying Dutchman: Well, actually, I'm just gonna eat you. See you at dinner!
    • "Procrastination":
    Mailfish: Don't you have a paper to write?
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil:
    • In "Storm the Castle", Toffee has Marco at his mercy. Star, out of options, offers to trade her wand in exchange for Marco's life. Toffee puts forth an unexpected demand.
      Toffee: I don't want your wand. Destroy it.
    • At the climax of "Sleepover", a killer game of "Truth or Punishment" accuses Star of lying about her crush on Oskar Greason. Star manages to talk her way out with a Logic Bomb, but at the end of the episode the damaged game box overhears Star shouting Marco's name in annoyance, and returns to life long enough to say "TRUTH! Star has a crush on..."
    • The last few minutes of the episode "Bon Bon the Birthday Clown".
    Star: *cries* I've lost Glossaryck.
    Marco: W-we'll.. We'll get him back, too. I promise. *Star continues to cry*
    (Cut to Ludo's lair).
    Glossaryck: *somberly* ... At your service, m'lady.
    Ludo: I'm not... *grins* a m'lady.
    • At the end of "Baby", Baby delivers her evaluation of Star's magical potential to Queen Moon.
      Baby: Star is nowhere near your skill level at her age... she's far beyond it. In fact, I haven't seen anything like this... since Queen Eclipsa.
    • Glossaryck's line at the end of "The Hard Way":
      Glossaryck: Hello, Toffee.
    • From "Starcrushed" when talking to Marco:
      Star: I...I do have a crush on you.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars:
    • From the finale of the fifth and final season: Ahsoka has been proven innocent in the nick of time. The Jedi Council are apologizing for putting her through Hell and are offering her a position as a Knight. Anakin offers her braid, symbolically welcoming her back to the Jedi Order. And...
    • Another one was said in Season Four, in the 10th episode of it, Carnage of Krell, said by Rex and a dying Waxer
      Rex: (to Waxer) Tell me who gave you the order to attack us.
      Waxer: It— it was General Krell. He sent us to these coordinates to stop the enemy. We thought they were wearing our armor. But... it was... you...
  • Star Wars Rebels:
    • From "Fire Across the Galaxy", we have the mysterious aide to the Rebels:
      Hera: Fulcrum...
      Fulcrum: Ahsoka. My name is Ahsoka Tano.
    • "Twilight of the Apprentice" has a long awaited fight between two heavyweights in the series:
      Vader: Anakin Skywalker was weak. I destroyed him.
      Ahsoka: Then I will avenge his death.
      Vader: Revenge is not the Jedi way.
      Ahsoka: I am no Jedi!
  • Steven Universe: "Ocean Gem":
    Amethyst: All those monsters we fight used to be just like us!
    • "On the Run":
    Steven: I'm sure Garnet and Pearl are worried sick about us. Wondering when we're coming home.
    Amethyst: That's not my home.
    Steven: But—Oh, that's right, you're from homeworld!
    Amethyst: That's not my home, either!
    • In the same episode, Amethyst reveals her self-loathing for being made in Kindergarten, a breeding ground for "bad" gems.
    Amethyst: And we shut this place down so the earth would be safe from parasites like ME!
    • "Sworn to the Sword":
    Pearl: (to Steven) Why won't you just let me do this for you, Rose!?
    • "Chille Tid":
    Lapis Lazuli: No! I'm not Lapis anymore. We're Malachite now.
    • "Steven's Birthday":
    Greg: Seems like just yesterday you were a baby and now you're turning fourteen years old!
    • "Message Received" had quite a few, this being the episode that marks the debut of Big Bad Yellow Diamond and Peridot's Heel–Face Turn, which had been built up for quite a few months:
    Yellow Diamond: What do you know about the Earth?!
    Steven: (to Peridot) You're a Crystal Gem!
    • From "Monster Reunion", revealing the exact nature of the Corruption.
    Pearl: Guess it'll take more than a kiss to heal damage from the Diamonds.
    • "Bismuth": A few, considering this is one of the most reveal-heavy episodes yet:
    Bismuth: That's exactly what she said.
    Bismuth: You didn't even tell them. You bubbled me away and didn't even tell your friends. My friends!
    • "Beta" contains a surprising reveal about Jasper. The fact that Peridot mentions it so casually adds to the wham.
    Peridot: Sure, you're both from Earth, but your Kindergardens are radically different!
    • "Earthlings" contains the revelation of Jasper's superior - thought to be Yellow Diamond - and the confirmation of a long-standing fan theory:
    Jasper: I've been fighting from the second I broke free from the Earth's crust because of what you did to my colony! Because of what you did to my planet! Because of what you did to my Diamond!
    Steven: Y-Yellow Diamond?
    Jasper: My Diamond! Your Diamond! Pink Diamond!
    • "Back to the Moon":
    Eyeball: I was there. I saw it with my own eye. I watched the leader of the Crystal Gems — Rose Quartz — shatter Pink Diamond!
    • "Room for Ruby":
    Steven: Navy! I think something went wrong with the ship!
    Navy: The only thing wrong is that you're still holding on!
    • "The Trial": The Defense Zircon comes to an interesting conclusion when she realizes that the story of how Pink Diamond was shattered doesn't make logical sense.
    Defense Zircon: No, whoever did this was already close to Pink Diamond. Someone her guards would allow to get near her, someone she would listen to when asked to stop her palanquin, and step outside, and someone with the authority to cover it up afterwards! Someone with supreme authority! (beat) Someone like one of you! (points to Yellow and Blue Diamond)
  • Superman: The Animated Series:
    Darkseid: Savor your moment of triumph, Superman, but remember—victory has its price.
  • Teen Titans:
    • The Story Arc of the first season was trying to stop the mysterious villain Slade from destroying the city, but once Robin finally gets to confront Slade and take away the trigger to his Doomsday Device, Slade reveals that the whole "destroying the city" thing was just a ruse on his part.
      Slade: Trigger? There is no trigger, because there is no detonator.
    • Even earlier than that, when the audience learns Red X's identity in Masks:
      Robin: It's about time we met face to face.
    • And in "Birthmark":
      Slade: You're going to destroy the world, Raven...note 
    • Also from "Birthmark":
      Slade: The first task is complete... Master.
    • And "Haunted", this whole conversation:
      Robin: (grabbing her arm) What happened?!
      Starfire: You are hurting me!
      Robin: Slade ran right by you! How could you let him get away?!
      Starfire: (tearing up) But... Robin! There was no one there...
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) First episode of season 8, Shredder does the unthinkable and destroys the Channel 6 building.
    Shredder: I never bluff.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003). They have just found out that Oroku Saki/Shredder was really an Utrom named Ch'rell disguised as a human being.
    Donatello: Shredder is an Utrom?
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012):
    • The episode this line was in focused around Donatello rescuing Mr. O'Neil after receiving a coded message from him. The escape succeeds, and this line comes at the end of the episode, turning everything the Turtles have accomplished on its head.
      Kraang: This did not prevent the planned escape of the human known as Kirby O'Neil.
    • Shredder is talking about Miwa Hamato, who Splinter thought died fifteen years ago. Splinter Never Found the Body, but this is the first time in show that's flat out stating she isn't dead.
      Shredder: That...is where you are you wrong. You took something from me... so I took something from you. Your daughter.
    • After Leo tells her that her true father is Splinter, Karai began to have doubts about the Shredder's motives. It isn't until meeting with Splinter that she discovers that it was all true, causing her to turn her back on the Foot Clan.
      Karai: I have no honor... but that's about to change.
  • From ThunderCats (2011): Pumyra has, up to this point, been an ally of Lion-O and one of the good guys. During this scene, Lion-O asks her to throw him a magic stone. She instead hands it to Mumm-Ra. It drastically changes everything.
    Pumyra: Lion-O, you are my king, but henote  is my master.
  • Total Drama:
    • Zoey tells Mal that he can drop the act, revealing that she figured out he was pretending to be Mike. She claims she'd rather have Mike over Mal, who responds with this line:
      Mal: Don't you get it? There's no longer a choice. Mike is gone. And he's never coming back!
    • After being pushed around by Max for too long, Scarlett finally breaks away from him with one line:
      Scarlett: I. Am. Not. Your. Sidekick!
    • Though that was understandable, her next line is her true character defining moment:
      Scarlett: This is the real me. The me I've kept hidden... And I. Am. EVIL! (evil laugh)
    • Dave had spent the entire season hopelessly falling for Sky. She keeps telling him they can't be together, but never specifies why, implying that it's because she has to focus on the competition. Then we see her audition tape in the finale...
      Sky: If you pick me to go on the show, I'll really miss my boyfriend, Keith!
  • Transformers Animated
    • In "The Elite Guard", Porter C. Powell drops this bombshell on Sari after he takes over Sumdac Systems:
      Powell: I took the liberty of doing some research into your claim. It might interest you to know that there is no will, no birth certificate, no adoption papers, social security number, or any kind of record whatsoever for a "Sari Sumdac".
  • Transformers Prime:
    • "One Shall Fall"
      Optimus Prime: Megatron must be destroyed!
    • "One Shall Rise, part 3"
      Optimus Prime: Where are we, Megatronus?
    • "Predacons Rising"
      Megatron: ENOUGH! The Decepticons are no more!
    • "Deadlock"
      Bumblebee: Megatron! You took my voice. You will never rob anyone, of anything, ever again.
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender:
    • From "Return of the Gladiator", when Shiro is the first to figure out Pidge's secret:
      Shiro: [to Pidge] Your father and brother would be proud of you, Katie.
    • From the Season 1 finale, Zarkon explaining one of the main reasons he's taken such an interest in the Lions to begin with:
      Zarkon: [to Keith] You cannot stop me. The Black Lion will finally be returned to its original Paladin.
    • The trailer for season 2 starts with one:
      Shiro: Keith, if I don't make it out of here... I want you to lead Voltron.
    • The last line in season 2:
      Haggar: Summon Prince Lotor.
    • From "Return the Blitz", Acxa is very pissed off at Lotor for killing Narti, who was working for Lotor's mother Haggar all along and points her stun gun at him, given her refusal to kill and that he went too far.
      Acxa: [to Lotor] For Narti.
    • The last line of season 4:
      Lotor: Attention, Paladins of Voltron and rebel fighters. I know we've had our differences in the past but I think it is time we had a discussion.
  • What's New, Scooby-Doo? has a Wham Line in its pilot episode, that subverts expectations from previous incarnations of the franchise:
    Shaggy: There's only one thing missing from your theory, Fred: the creep inside!
  • X-Men: "The Final Decision", Master Mold explains why it is capturing world leaders and trying to rule over humanity.
    Trask: You can't make me do this! You were designed to protect humans from mutants!
    Master Mold: That is not logical. Mutants are human. Therefore, humans must be protected from themselves.
  • X-Men: Evolution: In "Day of Reckoning" Part 2
    Scott Summers/Cyclops: (pulling Professor X from his wheelchair) It was YOU! YOU did this!
    Professor X: (laughing, as Mystique's voice emerges) Yes, I did it.
    (Professor X changes into Mystique)
    Mystique: And now, it's about to get much worse.
  • From Xiaolin Showdown episode "In the Flesh".
    Clay: There's a bright side: he only rustled up one, the Serpent's Tail.
    Omi: Why would Raimundo just take one Shen Gong Wu?
    Master Fung: Because that one Shen Gong Wu is all that Wuya needs!
    Kimiko: Is the Serpent's Tail really all that?
    Dojo: You got that ominous thing going on. Care to spill the beans?
    Master Fung: On its own the Serpent's Tail is no great threat: it makes a solid person ghostly.
    Dojo: But combined with the Reversing Mirror..
    Omi: ...it would turn a ghostly person solid!
    Clay and Kimiko: Wuya!!
    Master Fung: Precisely.
  • Young Justice:
    • Example:
      Red Tornado: Unfortunately, the Roy Harper we have all known for the last three years is another Cadmus clone.
    • And from "Happy New Year", FIVE YEARS LATER
    • From "Bloodlines": The happy go lucky, carefree Bart from this episode is almost entirely an act hiding that he's from a Bad Future where The Flash is dead.
      Bart Allen: Better get into character.
    • Subverted nicely, in "Depths".
      Nightwing: She's dead.
    • For context, Nightwing asks Artemis to rejoin the team. On the mission, they fight Aqualad who has already been revealed to have made a Face–Heel Turn, who stabs her in the chest with the line "Welcome Back." After the second wham line, it's revealed to have been a ruse and Artemis is in fact alive, and Aqualad never really made a Face–Heel Turn.
      Nightwing: We'll laugh about this some day.
    • From "The Hunt": Said to the Reach Embassador, whom up til now Godfrey has been completely supportive of.
      G. Gordon Godfrey: So, please explain to the good folks at home how it squares with the lies you told us, and the fleet of warships you hid beneath our oceans.
    • From "Summit":
      Kaldur: It's too late, father. I've already... won.
    • And...
      Kaldur: That's all I needed to hear.
    • From "Endgame":
      The Scarab: The Kid Flash's slower speed is making him a target for the energy blasts. In sixteen seconds, he will cease.
      Jaime: Cease? Cease what?
  • In the Ultimate Spider-Man episode "Stan By Me", Spider-Man finds out that the Lizard is building a machine which Spidey believes that the Connors part of the Lizard built in order to drive out the Lizard. So, Spidey and company subdue the Lizard and use the machine on him. However...
    Spider-Man: Why isn't it working?
    Lizard: Working good. Erase Connors. Connors no more. Lizard forever!
  • Wander over Yonder.
    • "The Greater Hater"
    Lord Dominator: That...Was...Amazing!!
    • "The Bad Hatter"
    Sylvia: What makes you think the hat is up there?
    Wander: 'Cause this is exactly what happened when I stole it!