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* ''Film/IndependenceDay'': One character says while kicking an unconscious alien, "I could've been at a barbeque!"

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* ''Film/IndependenceDay'': One character says while kicking Steven Hiller isn't happy to be dragging an unconscious alien, alien through the desert after a combat mission, yelling: "I could've been at a barbeque!"


* Arnold's Infamous CatchPhrase on ''TheMagicSchoolBus'' is "I KNEW I should've stayed home today!"

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* Arnold's Infamous CatchPhrase on ''TheMagicSchoolBus'' ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' is "I KNEW I should've stayed home today!"


When the characters are in the middle of doing some particularly dangerous or adventurous activity and something's just happened that's warranted an OhCrap response, the GenreSavvy OnlySaneMan, StraightMan, CommanderContrarian, TheDragAlong or TheLancer points out how ''he'' never wanted to be there in the first place. Frequently said in the form of "''I'' wanted to [do something safer]," often followed by, "... but ''no'', you had to go and [do something else]!"

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When the characters are in the middle of doing some particularly dangerous or adventurous activity and something's just happened that's warranted an OhCrap response, the GenreSavvy OnlySaneMan, StraightMan, CommanderContrarian, TheDragAlong or TheLancer points out how ''he'' never wanted to be there in the first place. Frequently said in the form of "''I'' wanted to [do something safer]," often followed by, "... but ''no'', you had to go and [do something else]!"


* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': Reynir's intention in hiding in that food crate was to get to see another safe bastion of humanity besides the one he had grown up in, ''not'' to end up a LittleStowaway to an expedition in a PlagueZombie ridden ForbiddenZone while not being TheImmune. The expedition's crew includes another non-immune whose backstory is extremely similar to Reynir's with one of the differences being that she ''actually'' wanted to see the ForbiddenZone in question for herself.

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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': Reynir's intention in hiding in that food crate was to get to see another safe bastion of humanity besides the one he had grown up in, ''not'' to end up a LittleStowaway to an expedition in a PlagueZombie ridden ForbiddenZone while not being TheImmune. The expedition's crew includes Tuuri, another non-immune whose backstory is extremely similar to Reynir's Reynir's, with one of the differences being that she ''actually'' wanted to see the ForbiddenZone in question for herself.herself. A grim reminder of why only TheImmune are usually allowed in that ForbiddenZone eventually happens, and Tuuri tries to cheer Reynir up about it by basically telling him "Hey, at least you got to see the place.". Reynir has to remind her that the ForbiddenZone wasn't part of his plan when he left his home.

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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': Reynir's intention in hiding in that food crate was to get to see another safe bastion of humanity besides the one he had grown up in, ''not'' to end up a LittleStowaway to an expedition in a PlagueZombie ridden ForbiddenZone while not being TheImmune. The expedition's crew includes another non-immune whose backstory is extremely similar to Reynir's with one of the differences being that she ''actually'' wanted to see the ForbiddenZone in question for herself.
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* Early on in ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld,'' a migrant couple is forced off the road by the reckless driving of the treasure hunters. When they finally come to rest at the bottom of a gorge, the husband has this to say:
-->"I said it before and I'll say it again: ''I'' didn't want to move to California."


* In one episode of ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', even though they were given the opportunity to go on vacation, the team still went on a dangerous mission. X-R, the only one who wanted to take up the furlough, continuously stated throughout the episode, "I wanted to go to Mahambis Six!"

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* In one episode of ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', even though they were given the opportunity to go on vacation, the team still went on a dangerous mission. X-R, the only one who wanted to take up the furlough, continuously stated throughout the episode, "I wanted to go to Mahambis Six!"


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* From Creator/CartoonNetwork's ''[[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Scooby-Doo]]'' ''[[TheBlairWitchProject ''[[Film/TheBlairWitchProject Project]]'' parody.


->'''Mr. Incredible:''' The building's getting weaker by the second! It's gonna come down on top of us!

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->'''Mr. Incredible:''' The building's getting weaker by the second! It's gonna come down on top of us!



* In ''{{Clerks}}'', Dante's day is spent in the purgatory of serving a succession of customers while bemoaning the fact that he is "not even supposed to be here today."
* In ''{{Juno}}'', Bleaker says he wanted to watch ''TheBlairWitchProject'' on TV, but Juno wanted to make out instead, and OneThingLedToAnother.
* In the film ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'', Butch (Paul Newman) says to Sundance (Robert Redford), "Kid, the next time I say, 'Let's go someplace like Bolivia,' let's ''go'' someplace like Bolivia." [[spoiler:[[BolivianArmyEnding Bolivia doesn't work out too well, either]]]]

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* In ''{{Clerks}}'', ''Film/{{Clerks}}'', Dante's day is spent in the purgatory of serving a succession of customers while bemoaning the fact that he is "not even supposed to be here today."
* In ''{{Juno}}'', ''Film/{{Juno}}'', Bleaker says he wanted to watch ''TheBlairWitchProject'' ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'' on TV, but Juno wanted to make out instead, and OneThingLedToAnother.
* In the film ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'', ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'', Butch (Paul Newman) says to Sundance (Robert Redford), "Kid, the next time I say, 'Let's go someplace like Bolivia,' let's ''go'' someplace like Bolivia." [[spoiler:[[BolivianArmyEnding Bolivia doesn't work out too well, either]]]]



* A recurring line in ''The Hobbit'' was that Bilbo would have preferred to have stayed at Bag End.

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* A recurring line in ''The Hobbit'' ''Literature/TheHobbit'' was that Bilbo would have preferred to have stayed at Bag End.


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* The former trope namer is {{Pixar}}'s ''TheIncredibles''. Mr. Incredible and Frozone lie to their wives that they're going bowling, when in reality they're doing secret hero work. They end up in a tight spot and start arguing, prompting Frozone to shout "''I'' wanted to go '''bowling!'''"

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* The former trope namer is {{Pixar}}'s ''TheIncredibles''.Creator/{{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. Mr. Incredible and Frozone lie to their wives that they're going bowling, when in reality they're doing secret hero work. They end up in a tight spot and start arguing, prompting Frozone to shout "''I'' wanted to go '''bowling!'''"


* ''TheRescuers'': As Orville takes off with Bernard and Bianca in tow, Bernard comments, "Sure wish we'd taken the train!" He repeats in the {{sequel}} as they're riding Wilbur, "Miss Bianca, from now on, can't we just take the train?" [[note]]Of course, since they were on their way from New York to Australia at the time...[[/note]]

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* ''TheRescuers'': ''Disney/TheRescuers'': As Orville takes off with Bernard and Bianca in tow, Bernard comments, "Sure wish we'd taken the train!" He repeats in the {{sequel}} as they're riding Wilbur, "Miss Bianca, from now on, can't we just take the train?" [[note]]Of course, since [[note]]Since they were on their way from New York to Australia at the time...[[/note]]


* This is played differently on occasion in ''CalvinAndHobbes'' by Calvin's dad. "See, if we had gotten a dog like I wanted..."

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* This is played differently on occasion in ''CalvinAndHobbes'' ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' by Calvin's dad. "See, if we had gotten a dog like I wanted..."



* From Creator/CartoonNetwork's ''[[ScoobyDoo Scooby-Doo]]'' ''[[TheBlairWitchProject Project]]'' parody.

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* From Creator/CartoonNetwork's ''[[ScoobyDoo ''[[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Scooby-Doo]]'' ''[[TheBlairWitchProject Project]]'' parody.


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