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[[caption-width-right:293:[[WorthIt "It was almost worth growing up without a father]] [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike just to hear that line!"]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:293:[[WorthIt "It was almost worth growing "Growing up without a father]] [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike father was totally worth it]] ''[[StrangeMindsThinkAlike just to hear for that line!"]]]]
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* One ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' panel showed a group of vultures and one of them says, "Well, I suppose you're all wondering why I've asked you here today...Ha, I've always wanted to say that."


* During ''[[FanFic/RealityChecksNyxverse Nightmare Night and Nyx]]'', Bruce Mane -- who'd dressed as Bat Stallion for Luna's Nightmare Night party -- does a [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Christian Bale-like]] interrogation on a couple of members of the [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned]] conspiracy trying to eliminate Nyx to find out what their plan is. Afterwards, he privately admits to Applejack in an aside that he's always wanted to do that.

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* During ''[[FanFic/RealityChecksNyxverse Nightmare Night and Nyx]]'', Bruce Mane -- who'd dressed as Bat Stallion for Luna's Nightmare Night party -- does a [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga [[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy Christian Bale-like]] interrogation on a couple of members of the [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned]] conspiracy trying to eliminate Nyx to find out what their plan is. Afterwards, he privately admits to Applejack in an aside that he's always wanted to do that.


* In ''WesternAnimation/SherlockHolmesInTheTwentySecondCentury'' Dierdre (one of Sherlock's band of Irregular teen misfits) has been sent to follow a suspect. She calls out to the cabbie and says, "Follow that [[FlyingCar hovercab]]! I always wanted to say that."

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SherlockHolmesInTheTwentySecondCentury'' Dierdre (one of Sherlock's band of Irregular teen misfits) has been sent to follow a suspect. She calls out to the cabbie and says, "Follow that "[[FollowThatCar Follow that]] [[FlyingCar hovercab]]! I always wanted to say that."


--> '''Jiron''': Special move! [[CallingYourAttack Xabungle Punch!]] Hehe, I've always want to say that.

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--> '''Jiron''': Special move! [[CallingYourAttack Xabungle Punch!]] Hehe, I've always want wanted to say that.



* Haruka in ''LightNovel/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'' has a moment of this when she uses the fact she's cosplayed as [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Shana]] to do the "Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!" catchprase.

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* Haruka in ''LightNovel/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'' has a moment of this when she uses the fact she's cosplayed as [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Shana]] to do the "Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!" catchprase.catchphrase.



** Said by none other than Adachi when he arrested Rise's stalker and said "Save it for the station, pal".

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** Said by none other than Adachi when he arrested Rise's stalker and said said: "Save it for the station, pal".



* In ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'', Nyarko and Mahiro undergo a FreakyFridayFlip in one episode; in the preview for the next, Nyarko-in-Mahiro takes advantage of having a male voice to shout "[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam I'll correct that kind of adult, you philestine!]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Sniping the target!]]" Two things worth noting: [[Creator/EriKitamura Mahiro]] [[CrossdressingVoices didn't really have a "male voice" to begin with]], and [[PopCulturedBadass Nyarko]] [[ReferenceOverdosed would probably have said those quotes in her own body, too]].

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* In ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'', Nyarko and Mahiro undergo a FreakyFridayFlip in one episode; in the preview for the next, Nyarko-in-Mahiro takes advantage of having a male voice to shout "[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam I'll correct that kind of adult, you philestine!]] philistine!]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Sniping the target!]]" Two things worth noting: [[Creator/EriKitamura Mahiro]] [[CrossdressingVoices didn't really have a "male voice" to begin with]], and [[PopCulturedBadass Nyarko]] [[ReferenceOverdosed would probably have said those quotes in her own body, too]].



* From ''Comicbook/AstonishingXMen'': The team are trying to locate the Breakworld's interplanetary attack system, and they believe it's on a nearby moon. That's when The Beast notices something

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* From ''Comicbook/AstonishingXMen'': The team are is trying to locate the Breakworld's interplanetary attack system, and they believe it's on a nearby moon. That's when The Beast notices something



* At the conclusion of the first story arc of ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'', Bigby gathers everyone for "[[TheSummation the parlour scene]]" - the classic whodunnit ending where the detective gathers all the important characters together to tell them who did what, and how, and how they figured it out. He notes that he's always wanted to do it, only to have another character point out that they're not in a parlour. A shade impatiently, he overrides this objection and proceed to lay it all out anyway.

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* At the conclusion of the first story arc of ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'', Bigby gathers everyone for "[[TheSummation the parlour scene]]" - the classic whodunnit ending where the detective gathers all the important characters together to tell them who did what, and how, and how they figured it out. He notes that he's always wanted to do it, only to have another character point out that they're not in a parlour. A shade impatiently, he overrides this objection and proceed proceeds to lay it all out anyway.



* In ''ComicBook/MartianManhunter'' Annual #2, J'onn has solved the mystery of why Gorilla City has declared war on humans, and arrives in front of the apes and the League.

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* In ''ComicBook/MartianManhunter'' Annual #2, J'onn has solved the mystery of why Gorilla City has declared war on humans, humans and arrives in front of the apes and the League.



* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'' once ordered his men to the life boats. When told they didn't have any, he explained he always wanted to say that.

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* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'' once ordered his men to the life boats.lifeboats. When told they didn't have any, he explained he always wanted to say that.



"''[[Literature/EndersGame Why are you upside down?]]''" the young commander shouted at his army, and began to explain how to fight after you abandoned the privileged orientation of gravity.

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"''[[Literature/EndersGame Why are you upside down?]]''" the young commander shouted at his army, army and began to explain how to fight after you abandoned the privileged orientation of gravity.



* In ''Fanfic/TheGreatAlicornHunt'', one of the first things Twilight does after the Mane Six's coronation is walk into a bookstore and buys one of everything, saying that she's always wanted to do that.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheGreatAlicornHunt'', one of the first things Twilight does after the Mane Six's coronation is to walk into a bookstore and buys one of everything, saying that she's always wanted to do that.



* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6820445/8/Harry-Potter-and-The-Phoenix-Burning Harry Potter and the Phoenix Burning]]'' a deaged, time-travelling Harry makes a joking remark to an eleven-year-old Sirius Black.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6820445/8/Harry-Potter-and-The-Phoenix-Burning Harry Potter and the Phoenix Burning]]'' a deaged, de-aged, time-travelling Harry makes a joking remark to an eleven-year-old Sirius Black.



* ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'': The poor ButtMonkey cop, Carl, has been thoroughly abused (along with his car) for the entire movie. But the cherry on the top is toward the end, when he takes the children's aunt to their home, and they hear screams inside. When Carl can't get the door open, he grabs his gun, grins at Aunt Nora, and says "I've always wanted to do this," and tries to kick the door in. The key word here is "tries." Instead, the [[ItMakesSenseInContext monsoon on the other side of the door breaks through the door and sends them down the street with a couple of alligators.]]

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* ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'': The poor ButtMonkey cop, Carl, has been thoroughly abused (along with his car) for the entire movie. But the cherry on the top is toward the end, end when he takes the children's aunt to their home, and they hear screams inside. When Carl can't get the door open, he grabs his gun, grins at Aunt Nora, and says "I've always wanted to do this," and tries to kick the door in. The key word here is "tries." Instead, the [[ItMakesSenseInContext monsoon on the other side of the door breaks through the door and sends them down the street with a couple of alligators.]]



-->'''Driver:''' ''[[LaughingMad (laughs hysterically before regaining his compsure)]] Oh man I've always wanted to do that!''

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-->'''Driver:''' ''[[LaughingMad (laughs hysterically before regaining his compsure)]] composure)]] Oh man I've always wanted to do that!''



'You've just been waiting all your life to say that, ain't you Nobby,' he said. 'I bet you was born hoping that one day someone'd say 'That's a harp' so you could say 'lyre,' on account of it being a pune or play on words.'

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'You've just been waiting all your life to say that, ain't you Nobby,' he said. 'I bet you was born hoping that one day someone'd say 'That's a harp' so you could say 'lyre,' on account of it being a pune pun or play on words.'



** Master Chief Miller took advantage of an opportunity to use a phrase he had waited "most of his adult life" to say, when kept from entering Disney World to investigate a possible gate by local security. The phrase? "We're in no mood for Mickey Mouse."[[note]]For those not familiar with the idiom, "Mickey Mouse" is also derisively used to refer to silly/stupid stuff, often in the form of "Mickey Mouse shit".[[/note]]

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** Master Chief Miller took advantage of an opportunity to use a phrase he had waited "most of his adult life" to say, say when kept from entering Disney World to investigate a possible gate by local security. The phrase? "We're in no mood for Mickey Mouse."[[note]]For those not familiar with the idiom, "Mickey Mouse" is also derisively used to refer to silly/stupid stuff, often in the form of "Mickey Mouse shit".[[/note]]



* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': At the end of season 2, the gang finds themselves in an alternate dimension determined to rescue Cordelia who was swept through earlier. It's a demon dimension where humans are slaves. The gang is captured and sent before the monarch for sentencing only to discover Cordelia's been made the monarch due to a prophecy about her visions. The servants expect her to demand the death punishment as required and her friends want her to free them. Her response? "Off with their heads!" followed quickly by "Just kidding!" and a sheepish acknowledgement that she always wanted to say that.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': At the end of season 2, the gang finds themselves in an alternate dimension determined to rescue Cordelia who was swept through earlier. It's a demon dimension where humans are slaves. The gang is captured and sent before the monarch for sentencing only to discover Cordelia's been made the monarch due to a prophecy about her visions. The servants expect her to demand the death punishment as required and her friends want her to free them. Her response? "Off with their heads!" followed quickly by "Just kidding!" and a sheepish acknowledgement acknowledgment that she always wanted to say that.



* In one episode of ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' Drew's neighbor is on a horse talking to Drew and at one point offends him, whereupon Carey says, "Now get out of here, you--ooh, I have wanted to say this my whole life--''and the horse you rode in on''!"

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* In one episode of ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' Drew's neighbor is on a horse talking to Drew and at one point offends him, whereupon Carey says, "Now get out of here, you--ooh, you -- ooh, I have wanted to say this my whole life--''and life -- ''and the horse you rode in on''!"



* In one episode of ''Series/HermansHead'', as Herman discusses a ZanyScheme with Louise, she dramatically pipes that it was CrazyEnoughToWork. Responding to his his puzzlement she explains that there are two lines she had always been dying to try, and that was one of them. The other? - "''[[Film/MisterRoberts Captain - it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinkin' palm tree overboard!]]'' That one's gonna be a little harder to work into conversation." Later in the episode Louise's voice is heard [[OrphanedPunchline triumphantly intoning that phrase over the din of a busy party and]] [[NoodleIncident the audience is left wondering what gave her the necessary opening]].

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* In one episode of ''Series/HermansHead'', as Herman discusses a ZanyScheme with Louise, she dramatically pipes that it was CrazyEnoughToWork. Responding to his his puzzlement she explains that there are two lines she had always been dying to try, and that was one of them. The other? - "''[[Film/MisterRoberts Captain - it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinkin' palm tree overboard!]]'' That one's gonna be a little harder to work into conversation." Later in the episode episode, Louise's voice is heard [[OrphanedPunchline triumphantly intoning that phrase over the din of a busy party and]] [[NoodleIncident the audience is left wondering what gave her the necessary opening]].



'''ComicBook/LoisLane:''' Nobody really says that, [[ThisIsReality it's just something they do on TV.]]

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'''ComicBook/LoisLane:''' Nobody really says that, that [[ThisIsReality it's just something they do on TV.]]



'''Abby''': And, with a little bit of ingenuity. You too, can build one of these. A claymore mine, [=MacGyver=].\\

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'''Abby''': And, with a little bit of ingenuity. You too, ingenuity, you too can build one of these. A claymore mine, [=MacGyver=].\\



'''Abby''': Been keeping that one in my back pocket for awhile.

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'''Abby''': Been keeping that one in my back pocket for awhile.a while.



** In a later episode, King Louis tries to say the catchphrase and is met with similar resistance. He ends up using it, and quoting "I always wanted to say that" exactly, in a DeletedScene DreamSequence.

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** In a later episode, King Louis tries to say the catchphrase and is met with similar resistance. He ends up using it, it and quoting "I always wanted to say that" exactly, in a DeletedScene DreamSequence.



* ''VideoGame/Persona4'': Done as a ShoutOut; rookie policeman Adachi says this after he gets to use the line "We'll hear your excuses back at the station," [[MythologyGag which also happens to one of the battle victory catch phrases of police officer Katsuya in]] ''VideoGame/Persona2''.

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* ''VideoGame/Persona4'': Done as a ShoutOut; rookie policeman Adachi says this after he gets to use the line "We'll hear your excuses back at the station," [[MythologyGag which also happens to one of the battle victory catch phrases catchphrases of police officer Katsuya in]] ''VideoGame/Persona2''.



** Done by Captain Paris of the "Space" theme; [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/comic.php?current=3124 in its portion of the]] SeriesFauxnale, she announces they're going to deliver a cargo, declaring "Second star to the right... and straight on till morning!" She then admits this trope when Iki Piki points that would result in the ''Legacy'' heading straight into a black hole. In [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/comic.php?current=3178 the first Space strip since the webcomic's return]], it gets {{retcon}}ed that there's legitimacy in Paris's command, just as long as they avoid the black hole.

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** Done by Captain Paris of the "Space" theme; [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/comic.php?current=3124 in its portion of the]] SeriesFauxnale, she announces they're going to deliver a cargo, declaring "Second star to the right... and straight on till morning!" She then admits this trope when Iki Piki points that would result in the ''Legacy'' heading straight into a black hole. In [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/comic.php?current=3178 the first Space strip since the webcomic's return]], it gets {{retcon}}ed that there's legitimacy in Paris's command, just as long as they avoid the black hole.



* Numbuh 4 of WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor once had to rescue his brother and his parents when the Dodgeball Wizard captured them. When he told that "this time" ItsPersonal, Numbuh 2 wondered what he meant by "this time", since he never met the wizard before. Numbuh 4 simply admitted he always wanted to say that and then he even repeats the phrase.

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* Numbuh 4 of WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor once had to rescue his brother and his parents when the Dodgeball Wizard captured them. When he told that "this time" ItsPersonal, Numbuh 2 wondered what he meant by "this time", time" since he never met the wizard before. Numbuh 4 simply admitted he always wanted to say that and then he even repeats the phrase.



** Another example occurs in the second half of Identity Crisis, when Bob and Dot commandeer a viral binome transport, and Bob tricks one of the guards with an impression: "You! Look lively or I'll have you deleted!" and then says he's always wanted to do that to Dot.

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** Another example occurs in the second half of Identity Crisis, Crisis when Bob and Dot commandeer a viral binome transport, and Bob tricks one of the guards with an impression: "You! Look lively or I'll have you deleted!" and then says he's always wanted to do that to Dot.


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*** The Doctor finally gets to say: "Allons-y, Alonso!" after wanting to say it since [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts "Army of Ghosts"]]. And there's the way his face lights up when he finds out Alonso's name.

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*** The Doctor finally gets to say: say "Allons-y, Alonso!" after wanting to say it since [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts "Army of Ghosts"]]. And there's the way his face lights up when he finds out Alonso's name.



--->'''The Doctor:''' Oh! My! GOD! It's bigger... on the inside... than it is... on the outside! My entire understanding of physical space has been transformed! Three-dimensional Euclidean geometry has been torn up, thrown in the air and snogged to death! My grasp of the universal constants of physical reality has been changed... forever. Sorry, I always wanted to see that done properly.

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--->'''The Doctor:''' Oh! My! GOD! It's [[BiggerOnTheInside bigger... on the inside... ]] than it is... on the outside! My entire understanding of physical space has been transformed! Three-dimensional Euclidean geometry has been torn up, thrown in the air and snogged to death! My grasp of the universal constants of physical reality has been changed... forever. Sorry, I always wanted to see that done properly.



* In the FanWebcomic ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' we get [[http://asherhyder.deviantart.com/art/Roommates-158-Trinity-206321848 this]]

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* In the FanWebcomic ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' we get [[http://asherhyder.deviantart.com/art/Roommates-158-Trinity-206321848 this]]this]]:



* ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries'': In "Rapunzeltopia," after realizing that she can control the dreamscape she's trapped in, Rapunzel recites this trope almost verbatim after she clocks Mother Gothel with a [[FryingPanOfDoom frying pan]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries'': In "Rapunzeltopia," "Rapunzeltopia", after realizing that she can control the dreamscape she's trapped in, Rapunzel recites this trope almost verbatim after she clocks Mother Gothel with a [[FryingPanOfDoom frying pan]].


*** The Doctor finally gets to say: "Allons-y, Alonso!" after wanting to say it since "Army of Ghosts". And there's the way his face lights up when he finds out Alonso's name.

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*** The Doctor finally gets to say: "Allons-y, Alonso!" after wanting to say it since [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts "Army of Ghosts".Ghosts"]]. And there's the way his face lights up when he finds out Alonso's name.


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* In the American version of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', one episode features Robin Williams as one of the four players, and after the first game, Drew admits, "I've always wanted to say this, a thousand points for Robin!"

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* In A comedy skit featured a woman begging her two suitors to not fight over her, then breaking the American version of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', one episode features Robin Williams fourth wall as one of she turned to the four players, camera and after the first game, Drew admits, "I've declared that she'd always wanted to say this, that.
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* ''Series/ThirtyRock'':
-->'''Jack''': There's
a thousand points war going on out there and you're going to have to pick a side. I've always wanted to say that, and I can't believe I wasted it on you [Liz].
* In an episode of ''Series/AndyRichterControlsTheUniverse'', one of Andy's co-workers kept using the sort of cliched phrases that show up on this page, and remarking afterwards that he'd always wanted to say that. Situations that warranted such phrases kept coming up, and Andy grew tired of his co-worker saying them, so he asked him if he might stop. "But I only have two left." He managed to cross off the last two and was rewarded with a great sense of fulfillment.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': During the Season 3 finale, Coulson distracts [[BigBad Hive]] with a holographic projection. When Hive realizes the deception, Coulson takes a moment to revel in the opportunity:
-->'''Coulson''': I've always wanted to do this. "[[Film/ANewHope Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.]]"
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': At the end of season 2, the gang finds themselves in an alternate dimension determined to rescue Cordelia who was swept through earlier. It's a demon dimension where humans are slaves. The gang is captured and sent before the monarch
for Robin!"sentencing only to discover Cordelia's been made the monarch due to a prophecy about her visions. The servants expect her to demand the death punishment as required and her friends want her to free them. Her response? "Off with their heads!" followed quickly by "Just kidding!" and a sheepish acknowledgement that she always wanted to say that.
* ''Series/AshVsEvilDead'': In the first season finale, Kelly smacks a panicking [[RedShirt Heather]] and tells her to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan get a hold of herself]], and then admits she's always wanted to do that.



* ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' features a variation on this trope in the episode "Help". At one point, when Tim and Daisy are being pursued by hooligans, they leap into a minicab, and Daisy yells "Step on it!"
-->'''Tim:''' I can't believe you said "Step on it!"\\
'''Daisy:''' Why?\\
'''Tim:''' ''I'' wanted to say it.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': At the end of season 2, the gang finds themselves in an alternate dimension determined to rescue Cordelia who was swept through earlier. It's a demon dimension where humans are slaves. The gang is captured and sent before the monarch for sentencing only to discover Cordelia's been made the monarch due to a prophecy about her visions. The servants expect her to demand the death punishment as required and her friends want her to free them. Her response? "Off with their heads!" followed quickly by "Just kidding!" and a sheepish acknowledgement that she always wanted to say that.

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* ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' features ''Series/TheAvengers'' had a variation on this trope in moment near the end of the episode "Help". At one point, when Tim "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station", after Steed and Daisy are being pursued by hooligans, Mrs. Peel have defeated the villains while on a train, Steed wonders what they leap into a minicab, should do next, and Daisy yells "Step on it!"
-->'''Tim:''' I can't believe you said "Step on it!"\\
'''Daisy:''' Why?\\
'''Tim:''' ''I'' wanted
the character who's helped them suggests they stop the train, adding he's been waiting to say do so all his life. He doesn't get to do it.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': At Quoth Richard ''Series/{{Castle}}'': "I've worked... a ''lot'' of murder cases, waiting patiently for the end of season 2, day I could unequivocally exclaim: [[TheButlerDidIt the gang finds themselves in an alternate dimension determined to rescue Cordelia who was swept through earlier. It's a demon dimension where humans BUTLER did it]]!"
* In the ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'' episode "Siren Song", Paige says "Abracadabra" and the front doors
are slaves. The gang is captured and sent before the monarch for sentencing only to discover Cordelia's been made the monarch due to a prophecy about her visions. The servants expect her to demand the death punishment as required and her friends want her to free them. Her response? "Off magically repaired:
-->'''Piper:''' You did all that
with their heads!" followed quickly by "Just kidding!" and 'abracadabra'?\\
'''Paige:''' Nah. I used
a sheepish acknowledgement that she spell. I just always wanted to say that.that.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'':
--> '''Orion''': This disc will self destruct in 5 seconds...always wanted to say that.
* ''Series/TheCloser'', Season 1, Episode 10.
-->'''DA Yates:''' I've waited my whole career to say this: "TheButlerDidIt."
* Jon Stewart on ''Series/TheDailyShow'', after finally getting an excuse to do [[SayMyName The Khan]] when Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan [[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/pjw98w/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-the-wrath-of-khan made the headlines]].



** The episode "Tooth and Claw" has a variation in which Rose tries to get Queen Victoria to say "We are not amused." Her delight when Queen Victoria does indeed say it is short-lived because she also exiles her and the Doctor and sets up the Series/{{Torchwood}} Institute to fight him if he returns.
** "Voyage of the Damned" features the following dialogue from the Doctor:
--->'''Doctor:''' {{Take me to your leader}}! ''[grins]'' I always wanted to say that.
*** (Which he has, at least twice - just not as [[TheNthDoctor the Tenth Doctor]]. "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" confirms it's a line he can ''never'' resist.)
** Also in "Voyage of the Damned", the Doctor finally gets to say: "Allons-y, Alonso!" after wanting to say it since "Army of Ghosts". And there's the way his face lights up when he finds out Alonso's name.
** And this one from the Master:
---> '''Master:''' We meet at last, Doctor. Oh, I love saying that!
** And then there's the fifth season opener when the Eleventh Doctor says "Who da man?!" Admittedly, he didn't say outright that he always wanted to say that line, but you can tell from his body language that he's just been waiting for the right moment for it. He immediately promises to never say it again.
** This exchange from "The Power of Three":
--->'''Rory''': There are soldiers all over my house and I'm in my pants!\\
'''Amy''': My whole life I've dreamed of saying that, and I miss it by being someone else.
** The Doctor gets a unique opportunity in "The Husbands of River Song" after a lifetime of being the PhraseCatcher - and makes the most of it.
--->'''Doctor''': Oh! My! GOD! It's bigger... on the inside... than it is... on the outside! My entire understanding of physical space has been transformed! Three-dimensional Euclidean geometry has been torn up, thrown in the air and snogged to death! My grasp of the universal constants of physical reality has been changed... forever.
--->'''Doctor''': Sorry, I always wanted to see that done properly.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': In the episode, "Mixed Doubles," Frasier asks Martin if Daphne is at home.
--> '''Martin''': Gee, I don't know. Daphne! DAPHNEEE! ''DAPHNEEE''!
--> '''Frasier''': ''[frustrated, leaving the room]'' For Heaven's sake, ''I'' could yell!
--> '''Martin''': ''[to Niles]'' I've been waiting 30 years to do that.
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'':
** From the pilot "Mr. Monk and the Candidate":
--->'''Sharona:''' Are we gonna let it go?\\
'''Monk:''' Hell no.\\
'''Sharona:''' What are we gonna do now?\\
'''Monk:''' We're gonna follow the money. Mm, ah! I've always wanted to say that!
** In another episode, Monk is away and unable to do TheSummation.
--->'''Natalie''': I've always wanted to say this: [[BorrowedCatchPhrase here's what happened]].
** Another ''Monk'' variation from "Mr. Monk and the Very ''Very'' Old Man" (given how rarely Captain Stottlemeyer manages to beat Monk to the solution):
--->'''Stottlemeyer''': Monk, I'm going to say something I've wanted to say for a long time.\\
'''Monk''': What is it?\\
'''Stottlemeyer''': I just solved the case.
** In "Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever," we infer that Natalie is saying this in subtext when she signs off her lottery appearances with Monk's normal line, "You'll thank me later."
* In the ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'' episode "Siren Song", Paige says "Abracadabra" and the front doors are magically repaired:
-->'''Piper:''' You did all that with 'abracadabra'?\\
'''Paige:''' Nah. I used a spell. I just always wanted to say that.

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** The episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E2ToothAndClaw "Tooth and Claw" Claw"]] has a variation in which Rose tries to get Queen Victoria to say "We are not amused." Her delight when Queen Victoria does indeed say it is short-lived because she also exiles her and the Doctor and sets up the Series/{{Torchwood}} Institute to fight him if he returns.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums "The Sound of Drums"]]:
--->'''The Master:''' We meet at last, Doctor. Oh, I love saying that!
** [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned
"Voyage of the Damned" Damned"]] features the following dialogue from the Doctor:
--->'''Doctor:''' --->'''The Doctor:''' {{Take me to your leader}}! ''[grins]'' I always wanted to say that.
*** (Which he has, at least twice - just not as [[TheNthDoctor the Tenth Doctor]]. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" Spaceship"]] confirms it's a line he can ''never'' resist.)
** Also in "Voyage of the Damned", the *** The Doctor finally gets to say: "Allons-y, Alonso!" after wanting to say it since "Army of Ghosts". And there's the way his face lights up when he finds out Alonso's name.
** And this one from the Master:
---> '''Master:''' We meet at last, Doctor. Oh, I love saying that!
** And then there's the fifth season opener when the
[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour "The Eleventh Hour"]]: The Eleventh Doctor says "Who da man?!" Admittedly, he didn't say outright that he always wanted to say that line, but you can tell from his body language that he's just been waiting for the right moment for it. He immediately promises to never say it again.
** This exchange from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E4ThePowerOfThree "The Power of Three":
--->'''Rory''':
Three"]]:
--->'''Rory:'''
There are soldiers all over my house and I'm in my pants!\\
'''Amy''': '''Amy:''' My whole life I've dreamed of saying that, and I miss it by being someone else.
** The Doctor gets a unique opportunity in [[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong "The Husbands of River Song" Song"]] after a lifetime of being the PhraseCatcher - and makes the most of it.
--->'''Doctor''': --->'''The Doctor:''' Oh! My! GOD! It's bigger... on the inside... than it is... on the outside! My entire understanding of physical space has been transformed! Three-dimensional Euclidean geometry has been torn up, thrown in the air and snogged to death! My grasp of the universal constants of physical reality has been changed... forever. \n--->'''Doctor''': Sorry, I always wanted to see that done properly.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': In the episode, "Mixed Doubles," Frasier asks Martin if Daphne one episode of ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' Drew's neighbor is at home.
--> '''Martin''': Gee, I don't know. Daphne! DAPHNEEE! ''DAPHNEEE''!
--> '''Frasier''': ''[frustrated, leaving the room]'' For Heaven's sake, ''I'' could yell!
--> '''Martin''': ''[to Niles]'' I've been waiting 30 years
on a horse talking to do that.
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'':
** From the pilot "Mr. Monk
Drew and the Candidate":
--->'''Sharona:''' Are we gonna let it go?\\
'''Monk:''' Hell no.\\
'''Sharona:''' What are we gonna do now?\\
'''Monk:''' We're gonna follow the money. Mm, ah! I've always
at one point offends him, whereupon Carey says, "Now get out of here, you--ooh, I have wanted to say that!
** In another episode, Monk is away and unable to do TheSummation.
--->'''Natalie''': I've always wanted to say this: [[BorrowedCatchPhrase here's what happened]].
** Another ''Monk'' variation from "Mr. Monk and the Very ''Very'' Old Man" (given how rarely Captain Stottlemeyer manages to beat Monk to the solution):
--->'''Stottlemeyer''': Monk, I'm going to say something I've wanted to say for a long time.\\
'''Monk''': What is it?\\
'''Stottlemeyer''': I just solved the case.
** In "Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever," we infer that Natalie is saying
this in subtext when she signs off her lottery appearances with Monk's normal line, "You'll thank me later."
* In
my whole life--''and the ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'' episode "Siren Song", Paige says "Abracadabra" and the front doors are magically repaired:
-->'''Piper:''' You did all that with 'abracadabra'?\\
'''Paige:''' Nah. I used a spell. I just always wanted to say that.
horse you rode in on''!"



* Jon Stewart on ''Series/TheDailyShow'', after finally getting an excuse to do [[SayMyName The Khan]] when Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan [[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/pjw98w/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-the-wrath-of-khan made the headlines]].
* ''Series/TheCloser'', Season 1, Episode 10.
-->'''DA Yates:''' "I've waited my whole career to say this: "TheButlerDidIt."
* ''Series/YoungBlades'':
** Used humorously in the first episode by d'Artagnan (the son of the Dumas character), who stops Jacqueline in the middle of the "all for one, one for all" catchphrase:
-->'''Jacqueline''': But I've been waiting my whole life to say that!\\
'''d'Artagnan''': And I've spent my whole life ''hearing'' it.
** In a later episode, King Louis tries to say the catchphrase and is met with similar resistance. He ends up using it, and quoting "I always wanted to say that" exactly, in a DeletedScene DreamSequence.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Taxi}}'', Louie realizes there's ''nobody'' in the garage except him. (Everyone has gone to support Bobby, something he thought was a waste of time.) He smirks, picks up the intercom microphone, and sings a few lines from "From This Moment On". Then he laughs, "I always wanted to do that!"
* [[ObligatoryJoke Used every time]] someone does a "true Daily Double" on ''Jeopardy!''.
* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''Film/AttackOfTheEyeCreatures'', Servo asks everyone on the ship about how to make out. Joel tells Servo, "You know something, Mister, you ask too many questions," kisses Servo and then declares "Y'know, I've always wanted to do that!" His excessive mugging to the camera indicates that he was using the phrase ironically.

to:

* Jon Stewart on ''Series/TheDailyShow'', after finally getting an excuse ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': In "Mixed Doubles", Frasier asks Martin if Daphne is at home.
-->'''Martin''': Gee, I don't know. Daphne! DAPHNEEE! ''DAPHNEEE''!\\
'''Frasier''': ''[frustrated, leaving the room]'' For Heaven's sake, ''I'' could yell!\\
'''Martin''': ''[to Niles]'' I've been waiting 30 years
to do [[SayMyName that.
* A variation on ''Series/GeneralHospital''. As a couple begins making out in his office, the man turns and sweeps everything off his desk. His confused girlfriend points out, "We have a perfectly good couch right here."
The Khan]] when Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan [[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/pjw98w/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-the-wrath-of-khan made the headlines]].
* ''Series/TheCloser'', Season 1, Episode 10.
-->'''DA Yates:''' "I've waited my whole career
man replies, "I know. I've just always wanted to say this: "TheButlerDidIt.do that."
* ''Series/YoungBlades'':
** Used humorously in the first episode by d'Artagnan (the son of the Dumas character),
''Series/TheGirlFromTomorrow'' had a taxi driver who stops Jacqueline in the middle of the "all for one, one for all" catchphrase:
-->'''Jacqueline''': But I've been waiting my whole life to say that!\\
'''d'Artagnan''': And I've spent my whole life ''hearing'' it.
** In a later episode, King Louis tries to say the catchphrase and is met with similar resistance. He ends up using it, and quoting "I
had always wanted to say that" exactly, in a DeletedScene DreamSequence.
be told to "FollowThatCar".
* In an one episode of ''Series/{{Taxi}}'', Louie realizes there's ''nobody'' ''Series/HermansHead'', as Herman discusses a ZanyScheme with Louise, she dramatically pipes that it was CrazyEnoughToWork. Responding to his his puzzlement she explains that there are two lines she had always been dying to try, and that was one of them. The other? - "''[[Film/MisterRoberts Captain - it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinkin' palm tree overboard!]]'' That one's gonna be a little harder to work into conversation." Later in the garage except him. (Everyone has gone to support Bobby, something he thought was a waste of time.) He smirks, picks up episode Louise's voice is heard [[OrphanedPunchline triumphantly intoning that phrase over the intercom microphone, and sings din of a few lines from "From This Moment On". Then busy party and]] [[NoodleIncident the audience is left wondering what gave her the necessary opening]].
* On ''Series/HomeImprovement'', Al says this after
he laughs, gets the chance to say "I always wanted to do that!"
* [[ObligatoryJoke Used every time]] someone does a "true Daily Double" on ''Jeopardy!''.
* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''Film/AttackOfTheEyeCreatures'', Servo asks everyone on the ship about how to make out. Joel tells Servo, "You know something, Mister,
told you ask too many questions," kisses Servo and then declares "Y'know, I've always wanted never to do that!" His excessive mugging to the camera indicates that he was using the phrase ironically.call me here!"



* ''Series/TopGear'': "Back to the studio." Played with when Clarkson anticipates the line, May says it before he can, and Clarkson in turn cuts off Hammond as he is about to say it.
* ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'' did this when Dave Addison held a SummationGathering. "I suppose you're wondering why I gathered you all here. I always wanted to say that."
* From the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Beachhead":
-->'''Cameron''': If you do not disengage the Stargate within [[TwoOfYourEarthMinutes 30 of our "Earth minutes"]], we will shut down the gate for you. \\
...\\
'''Daniel''': Earth minutes.\\
'''Cameron''': Yeah, I've always wanted to say that.\\
'''Vala''': [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Well, now you have]].
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'':
--> '''Orion''': This disc will self destruct in 5 seconds...always wanted to say that.

to:

* ''Series/TopGear'': "Back [[ObligatoryJoke Used every time]] someone does a "true Daily Double" on ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''
* ''Series/LaverneAndShirley'' had short messages as it cut
to the studio." Played with when Clarkson anticipates the line, May says it before he can, and Clarkson in turn cuts off Hammond as he is about to say it.
* ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'' did this when Dave Addison held a SummationGathering. "I suppose you're wondering why I gathered you all here.
commercial breaks. One of them was Shirley saying, "No no no! Don't touch that dial! ...I always wanted to say that."
* From In the ''Series/StargateSG1'' ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' episode "Beachhead":
-->'''Cameron''': If you do not disengage
[[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E6OutlawCountry "Outlaw Country"]], when the Stargate within [[TwoOfYourEarthMinutes 30 of our "Earth minutes"]], we will shut down team is in TheWildWest, [[Comicbook/TheAtom Ray]] is disappointed that [[Comicbook/BlackCanary Sara]] got to say "this isn't my first rodeo" because he really wanted to say it. Later, [[Comicbook/{{Steel}} Nate]] notes he has always wanted to say "I'm gonna cut them off at the gate for you. \\
...
pass" when he gets to say it.
* From ''Series/LoisAndClark'':
-->'''Mayson Drake:''' Stop the presses! ''(beat)'' I've always wanted to say that in a newsroom.
\\
'''Daniel''': Earth minutes.'''ComicBook/LoisLane:''' Nobody really says that, [[ThisIsReality it's just something they do on TV.]]
* ''Series/TheMagicians2016'': When Eliot and Fen are arguing with their daughter Fray (who unexpectedly grew to a BrattyTeenageDaughter in a month due to YearInsideHourOutside), Fen suddenly gets a big grin on her face.
-->'''Fen:''' I finally get to say this: Don't talk to your father and I like that.
\\
'''Cameron''': Yeah, I've always wanted '''Eliot:''' My turn: Go to say that.your room.\\
'''Vala''': [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Well, now you have]].
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'':
--> '''Orion''': This disc will self destruct in 5 seconds...always wanted to say that.
''[Fray storms off while Eliot and Fen giggle helplessly]''



* In one episode of ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' Drew's neighbor is on a horse talking to Drew and at one point offends him, whereupon Carey says, "Now get out of here, you--ooh, I have wanted to say this my whole life--''and the horse you rode in on''!"
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'':
** Subverted in the episode "An Echolls Family Christmas":
--->'''Veronica:''' I have to say, I was a bit miffed. I was ''this'' close to being able to say "TheButlerDidIt"! But no, it was the butler's son.
** Played straight in the season 2 episode "Happy go Lucky":
--->'''Veronica:''' Do you know how long I've wanted to go to Stanford?\\
'''Wallace:''' Since middle school?\\
'''Veronica:''' [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Elementary, my dear Wallace.]] ({{beat}}) Do you know how long I've waited to say that?



* In the ''Series/QuantumLeap'' episode "Piano Man," after Sam Beckett leaps into a nightclub pianist, Al greets him with a hammed-up "[[Film/{{Casablanca}} Play it again, Sam.]] ... I always wanted to say that."

to:

* In ''Series/{{Monk}}'':
** From
the ''Series/QuantumLeap'' episode "Piano Man," after Sam Beckett leaps into pilot "Mr. Monk and the Candidate":
--->'''Sharona:''' Are we gonna let it go?\\
'''Monk:''' Hell no.\\
'''Sharona:''' What are we gonna do now?\\
'''Monk:''' We're gonna follow the money. Mm, ah! I've always wanted to say that!
** In another episode, Monk is away and unable to do TheSummation.
--->'''Natalie''': I've always wanted to say this: [[BorrowedCatchPhrase here's what happened]].
** Another ''Monk'' variation from "Mr. Monk and the Very ''Very'' Old Man" (given how rarely Captain Stottlemeyer manages to beat Monk to the solution):
--->'''Stottlemeyer''': Monk, I'm going to say something I've wanted to say for
a nightclub pianist, Al greets him long time.\\
'''Monk''': What is it?\\
'''Stottlemeyer''': I just solved the case.
** In "Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever", we infer that Natalie is saying this in subtext when she signs off her lottery appearances
with Monk's normal line, "You'll thank me later."
* ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'' did this when Dave Addison held
a hammed-up "[[Film/{{Casablanca}} Play it again, Sam.]] ...SummationGathering. "I suppose you're wondering why I gathered you all here. I always wanted to say that.""
* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''Film/AttackOfTheEyeCreatures'', Servo asks everyone on the ship about how to make out. Joel tells Servo, "You know something, Mister, you ask too many questions," kisses Servo and then declares "Y'know, I've always wanted to do that!" His excessive mugging to the camera indicates that he was using the phrase ironically.
* ''Series/MythBusters'': When testing different firing methods and comparing their accuracies, Adam remarks that he's always wanted to hold a gun GangstaStyle.



--> "Commencing Shadow Mode. I've always wanted to say that."
* In one episode of ''Series/HermansHead'', as Herman discusses a ZanyScheme with Louise, she dramatically pipes that it was CrazyEnoughToWork. Responding to his his puzzlement she explains that there are two lines she had always been dying to try, and that was one of them. The other? - "''[[Film/MisterRoberts Captain - it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinkin' palm tree overboard!]]'' That one's gonna be a little harder to work into conversation." Later in the episode Louise's voice is heard [[OrphanedPunchline triumphantly intoning that phrase over the din of a busy party and]] [[NoodleIncident the audience is left wondering what gave her the necessary opening]].
* ''Series/TheGirlFromTomorrow'' had a taxi driver who had always wanted to be told to "FollowThatCar".
* ''Series/MythBusters'': When testing different firing methods and comparing their accuracies, Adam remarks that he's always wanted to hold a gun GangstaStyle.

to:

--> "Commencing -->"Commencing Shadow Mode. I've always wanted to say that."
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
**
In one ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'': While the Rangers are riding on horses chasing a runaway bus, Rocky says "Let's head 'em off at the pass!", with Adam invoking this trope immediately afterward.
** Sensei Kanoi of ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' during the
episode where [[FreakyFridayFlip he gets trapped in Shane's (the red ranger) body]]. Answering the communicator, he says, "Go for Sensei", then [[NotSoStoic says the aforementioned line.]]
** Syd
of ''Series/HermansHead'', as Herman discusses a ZanyScheme with Louise, she dramatically pipes that it was CrazyEnoughToWork. Responding to his his puzzlement she explains that there are two lines she had always been dying to try, and that was one ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', invokes this after saying "You do the crime, you pay the time."
** Chip
of them. The other? - "''[[Film/MisterRoberts Captain - it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinkin' palm tree overboard!]]'' That one's gonna be a little harder to work into conversation." Later ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' commented in the episode Louise's voice is heard [[OrphanedPunchline triumphantly intoning "Long Ago" that phrase over the din of a busy party and]] [[NoodleIncident the audience is left wondering what gave her the necessary opening]].
* ''Series/TheGirlFromTomorrow'' had a taxi driver who had
he'd always wanted to be told to "FollowThatCar".
say things were "[[ItsQuietTooQuiet quiet... too quiet]]."
*** In the next episode, "Inner Strength", he invokes this after shouting "All aboard!" at a magically conjured train station.
* ''Series/MythBusters'': When testing different firing methods and comparing their accuracies, Adam remarks that he's In the ''Series/QuantumLeap'' episode "Piano Man", after Sam Beckett leaps into a nightclub pianist, Al greets him with a hammed-up "[[Film/{{Casablanca}} Play it again, Sam.]] ... I always wanted to hold a gun GangstaStyle.say that."



* On ''Series/HomeImprovement'', Al says this after he gets the chance to say "I told you never to call me here!"
* ''Series/LaverneAndShirley'' had short messages as it cut to commercial breaks. One of them was Shirley saying, "No no no! Don't touch that dial! ...I always wanted to say that."
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'':
-->'''Jack''': There's a war going on out there and you're going to have to pick a side. I've always wanted to say that, and I can't believe I wasted it on you [Liz].
* In ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'': While the Rangers are riding on horses chasing a runaway bus, Rocky says "Let's head 'em off at the pass!", with Adam invoking this trope immediately afterward.
* Sensei Kanoi of ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' during the episode where [[FreakyFridayFlip he gets trapped in Shane's (the red ranger) body]]. Answering the communicator, he says, "Go for Sensei", then [[NotSoStoic says the aforementioned line.]]
* Syd of ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', invokes this after saying "You do the crime, you pay the time."
* Chip of ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' commented in the episode "Long Ago" that he'd always wanted to say things were "[[ItsQuietTooQuiet quiet... too quiet]]."
** In the next episode, "Inner Strength", he invokes this after shouting "All aboard!" at a magically conjured train station.
* A comedy skit featured a woman begging her two suitors to not fight over her, then breaking the fourth wall as she turned to the camera and declared that she'd always wanted to say that.
* A variation on ''Series/GeneralHospital''. As a couple begins making out in his office, the man turns and sweeps everything off his desk. His confused girlfriend points out, "We have a perfectly good couch right here." The man replies, "I know. I've just always wanted to do that."
* ''Series/TheWire'' - Rawls outlines the Baltimore police department's latest stat-fixing initiative.
--> We are dealing in certainties. You will reduce the UCR felonies by 5% or more, or...I've always wanted to say this: "Let no man come back alive."
* In an episode of ''Series/AndyRichterControlsTheUniverse'', one of Andy's co-workers kept using the sort of cliched phrases that show up on this page, and remarking afterwards that he'd always wanted to say that. Situations that warranted such phrases kept coming up, and Andy grew tired of his co-worker saying them, so he asked him if he might stop. "But I only have two left." He managed to cross off the last two and was rewarded with a great sense of fulfillment.
* Quoth Richard Series/{{Castle}}: "I've worked... a ''lot'' of murder cases, waiting patiently for the day I could unequivocally exclaim: [[TheButlerDidIt the BUTLER did it]]!"

to:

* On ''Series/HomeImprovement'', Al says ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' features a variation on this after he gets trope in the chance to say "I told episode "Help". At one point, when Tim and Daisy are being pursued by hooligans, they leap into a minicab, and Daisy yells "Step on it!"
-->'''Tim:''' I can't believe
you never to call me here!"
* ''Series/LaverneAndShirley'' had short messages as it cut to commercial breaks. One of them was Shirley saying, "No no no! Don't touch that dial! ...I always
said "Step on it!"\\
'''Daisy:''' Why?\\
'''Tim:''' ''I''
wanted to say that."
it.
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'':
-->'''Jack''': There's a war going on out there and you're going to have to pick a side.
From the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Beachhead":
-->'''Cameron''': If you do not disengage the Stargate within [[TwoOfYourEarthMinutes 30 of our "Earth minutes"]], we will shut down the gate for you. \\
...\\
'''Daniel''': Earth minutes.\\
'''Cameron''': Yeah,
I've always wanted to say that, and I can't believe I wasted it on that.\\
'''Vala''': [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Well, now
you [Liz].
have]].
* In ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'': While the Rangers are riding on horses chasing a runaway bus, Rocky says "Let's head 'em off at the pass!", with Adam invoking this trope immediately afterward.
* Sensei Kanoi of ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' during the
an episode where [[FreakyFridayFlip he gets trapped in Shane's (the red ranger) body]]. Answering the communicator, he says, "Go for Sensei", then [[NotSoStoic says the aforementioned line.]]
* Syd
of ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', invokes this after saying "You do the crime, you pay the time."
* Chip of ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' commented
''Series/{{Taxi}}'', Louie realizes there's ''nobody'' in the episode "Long Ago" that he'd always wanted garage except him. (Everyone has gone to say things were "[[ItsQuietTooQuiet quiet... too quiet]]."
** In
support Bobby, something he thought was a waste of time.) He smirks, picks up the next episode, "Inner Strength", he invokes this after shouting "All aboard!" at a magically conjured train station.
* A comedy skit featured a woman begging her two suitors to not fight over her, then breaking the fourth wall as she turned to the camera
intercom microphone, and declared that she'd always wanted to say that.
* A variation on ''Series/GeneralHospital''. As
sings a couple begins making out in his office, the man turns and sweeps everything off his desk. His confused girlfriend points out, "We have a perfectly good couch right here." The man replies, few lines from "From This Moment On". Then he laughs, "I know. I've just always wanted to do that."
* ''Series/TheWire'' - Rawls outlines the Baltimore police department's latest stat-fixing initiative.
--> We are dealing in certainties. You will reduce the UCR felonies by 5% or more, or...I've always wanted to say this: "Let no man come back alive."
* In an episode of ''Series/AndyRichterControlsTheUniverse'', one of Andy's co-workers kept using the sort of cliched phrases that show up on this page, and remarking afterwards that he'd always wanted to say that. Situations that warranted such phrases kept coming up, and Andy grew tired of his co-worker saying them, so he asked him if he might stop. "But I only have two left." He managed to cross off the last two and was rewarded with a great sense of fulfillment.
* Quoth Richard Series/{{Castle}}: "I've worked... a ''lot'' of murder cases, waiting patiently for the day I could unequivocally exclaim: [[TheButlerDidIt the BUTLER did it]]!"
that!"



* ''Series/TheAvengers'' had a moment near the end of the episode "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station", after Steed and Mrs. Peel have defeated the villains while on a train, Steed wonders what they should do next, and the character who's helped them suggests they stop the train, adding he's been waiting to do so all his life. He doesn't get to do it.
* From ''Series/LoisAndClark'':
-->'''Mayson Drake:''' Stop the presses! ''(beat)'' I've always wanted to say that in a newsroom.\\
'''ComicBook/LoisLane:''' Nobody really says that, [[ThisIsReality it's just something they do on TV.]]
* ''Series/AshVsEvilDead'': In the first season finale, Kelly smacks a panicking [[RedShirt Heather]] and tells her to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan get a hold of herself]], and then admits she's always wanted to do that.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': During the Season 3 finale, Coulson distracts [[BigBad Hive]] with a holographic projection. When Hive realizes the deception, Coulson takes a moment to revel in the opportunity:
-->'''Coulson''': I've always wanted to do this. "[[Film/ANewHope Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.]]"
* In the ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' episode [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E6OutlawCountry "Outlaw Country"]], when the team is in TheWildWest, [[Comicbook/TheAtom Ray]] is disappointed that [[Comicbook/BlackCanary Sara]] got to say "this isn't my first rodeo" because he really wanted to say it. Later, [[Comicbook/{{Steel}} Nate]] notes he has always wanted to say "I'm gonna cut them off at the pass" when he gets to say it.
* ''Series/TheMagicians2016'': When Eliot and Fen are arguing with their daughter Fray (who unexpectedly grew to a BrattyTeenageDaughter in a month due to YearInsideHourOutside), Fen suddenly gets a big grin on her face.
-->'''Fen:''' I finally get to say this: Don't talk to your father and I like that.\\
'''Eliot:''' My turn: Go to your room.\\
''[Fray storms off while Eliot and Fen giggle helplessly]''

to:

* ''Series/TheAvengers'' had a moment near ''Series/TopGear'': "Back to the end of studio." Played with when Clarkson anticipates the line, May says it before he can, and Clarkson in turn cuts off Hammond as he is about to say it.
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'':
** Subverted in
the episode "A Funny Thing Happened on "An Echolls Family Christmas":
--->'''Veronica:''' I have to say, I was a bit miffed. I was ''this'' close to being able to say "TheButlerDidIt"! But no, it was
the Way to butler's son.
** Played straight in
the Station", season 2 episode "Happy go Lucky":
--->'''Veronica:''' Do you know how long I've wanted to go to Stanford?\\
'''Wallace:''' Since middle school?\\
'''Veronica:''' [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Elementary, my dear Wallace.]] ({{beat}}) Do you know how long I've waited to say that?
* In the American version of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', one episode features Robin Williams as one of the four players, and
after Steed and Mrs. Peel have defeated the villains while on first game, Drew admits, "I've always wanted to say this, a train, Steed wonders what they should do next, and thousand points for Robin!"
* ''Series/TheWire'' - Rawls outlines
the character who's helped them suggests they stop Baltimore police department's latest stat-fixing initiative.
-->We are dealing in certainties. You will reduce
the train, adding he's been waiting to do so all his life. He doesn't get to do it.
* From ''Series/LoisAndClark'':
-->'''Mayson Drake:''' Stop the presses! ''(beat)''
UCR felonies by 5% or more, or...I've always wanted to say that this: "Let no man come back alive."
* ''Series/YoungBlades'':
** Used humorously
in a newsroom.\\
'''ComicBook/LoisLane:''' Nobody really says that, [[ThisIsReality it's just something they do on TV.]]
* ''Series/AshVsEvilDead'': In
the first season finale, Kelly smacks a panicking [[RedShirt Heather]] and tells her to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan get a hold episode by d'Artagnan (the son of herself]], and then admits she's always wanted to do that.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': During
the Season 3 finale, Coulson distracts [[BigBad Hive]] with a holographic projection. When Hive realizes the deception, Coulson takes a moment to revel Dumas character), who stops Jacqueline in the opportunity:
-->'''Coulson''':
middle of the "all for one, one for all" catchphrase:
--->'''Jacqueline''': But
I've always wanted to do this. "[[Film/ANewHope Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're been waiting my only hope.]]"
* In the ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' episode [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E6OutlawCountry "Outlaw Country"]], when the team is in TheWildWest, [[Comicbook/TheAtom Ray]] is disappointed that [[Comicbook/BlackCanary Sara]] got
whole life to say "this isn't that!\\
'''d'Artagnan''': And I've spent
my first rodeo" because he really wanted whole life ''hearing'' it.
** In a later episode, King Louis tries
to say it. Later, [[Comicbook/{{Steel}} Nate]] notes he has the catchphrase and is met with similar resistance. He ends up using it, and quoting "I always wanted to say "I'm gonna cut them off at the pass" when he gets to say it.
* ''Series/TheMagicians2016'': When Eliot and Fen are arguing with their daughter Fray (who unexpectedly grew to a BrattyTeenageDaughter
that" exactly, in a month due to YearInsideHourOutside), Fen suddenly gets a big grin on her face.
-->'''Fen:''' I finally get to say this: Don't talk to your father and I like that.\\
'''Eliot:''' My turn: Go to your room.\\
''[Fray storms off while Eliot and Fen giggle helplessly]''
DeletedScene DreamSequence.


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[[caption-width-right:350:[[WorthIt [[caption-width-right:293:[[WorthIt "It was almost worth growing up without a father]] [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike just to hear that line!"]]]]


[[caption-width-right:350:[[StrangeMindsThinkAlike "It was almost worth growing up without a father just to ''hear'' that line!"]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[StrangeMindsThinkAlike [[caption-width-right:350:[[WorthIt "It was almost worth growing up without a father father]] [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike just to ''hear'' hear that line!"]]]]



to:

[[caption-width-right:350:[[StrangeMindsThinkAlike "It was almost worth growing up without a father just to ''hear'' that line!"]]]]


---> 3. ''(When activating the Gaon Cannon) Fire Main Cannon!

to:

---> 3. ''(When activating the Gaon Cannon) Fire Main Cannon!Cannon)'' FIRE MAIN CANNON!

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---> 3. ''(When activating the Gaon Cannon) Fire Main Cannon!
---> 6. ''(After getting turned down by [[spoiler:Law's immortality operation]])'' Curses! Once more, the secret to eternal youth has eluded me!

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* ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries'': In "Rapunzeltopia," after realizing that she can control the dreamscape she's trapped in, Rapunzel recites this trope almost verbatim after she clocks Mother Gothel with a [[FryingPanOfDoom frying pan]].

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