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Contrast PoorCommunicationKills, NotNowKiddo, where the information doesn't reach its intended destination. Compare CassandraTruth and IgnoredExpert. Overlaps with CantYouReadTheSign if the person who originally posted the sign points it out to the the characters who got into trouble by ignoring it.

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Contrast PoorCommunicationKills, NotNowKiddo, where the information doesn't reach its intended destination. Compare CassandraTruth and IgnoredExpert. Overlaps with CantYouReadTheSign if the person who originally posted the sign points it out to the the characters who got into trouble by ignoring it.


Contrast PoorCommunicationKills, NotNowKiddo, where the information doesn't reach its intended destination. Compare CassandraTruth and IgnoredExpert. Overlaps with CantYouReadTheSign if the person who originally posted the sign points it out the the characters who got into trouble by ignoring it.

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Contrast PoorCommunicationKills, NotNowKiddo, where the information doesn't reach its intended destination. Compare CassandraTruth and IgnoredExpert. Overlaps with CantYouReadTheSign if the person who originally posted the sign points it out to the the characters who got into trouble by ignoring it.


Contrast PoorCommunicationKills, NotNowKiddo, where the information doesn't reach its intended destination. Compare CassandraTruth and IgnoredExpert. Often overlaps with CantYouReadTheSign.

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Contrast PoorCommunicationKills, NotNowKiddo, where the information doesn't reach its intended destination. Compare CassandraTruth and IgnoredExpert. Often overlaps Overlaps with CantYouReadTheSign.CantYouReadTheSign if the person who originally posted the sign points it out the the characters who got into trouble by ignoring it.


Contrast PoorCommunicationKills, NotNowKiddo, where the information doesn't reach its intended destination. Compare CassandraTruth and IgnoredExpert.

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Contrast PoorCommunicationKills, NotNowKiddo, where the information doesn't reach its intended destination. Compare CassandraTruth and IgnoredExpert. Often overlaps with CantYouReadTheSign.


* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, Admiral Grayson tells off the rest of the Citadel Council for blindly [[spoiler:trusting Sarah and possibly the Dark Side of the Force]] in what seems to be an attempt to make up for their NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering and HeadInTheSandManagement tendencies. He warned them offscreen about how dangerous this set of powers (and those who wield it) have been in his own galaxy, but they [[CassandraTruth didn't listen]] to someone who [[IgnoredExpert probably knows more about this than they do]]. That a graphic scene of MindRape[=/=]ColdBloodedTorture[=/=]DrunkOnTheDarkSide just occurred only serves to buttress his arguments.

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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, Admiral Grayson tells off the rest of the Citadel Council for blindly [[spoiler:trusting Sarah and possibly the Dark Side of the Force]] in what seems to be an attempt to make up for their NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering and HeadInTheSandManagement tendencies. He warned them offscreen about how dangerous this set of powers (and those who wield it) have been in his own galaxy, but they [[CassandraTruth didn't listen]] to someone who [[IgnoredExpert probably knows more about this than they do]]. That a graphic scene of MindRape[=/=]ColdBloodedTorture[=/=]DrunkOnTheDarkSide just occurred only serves to buttress his arguments.




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* ''Film/AvengersEndgame'': Immediately after returning to Earth following the events of ''[[Film/AvengersInfinityWar Infinity War]]'', Tony lashes out at everyone for ignoring his suggestions on avoiding the inevitable attack by Thanos and claims things could have turned out differently if they went along with it.
-->'''Tony:''' I said we'd lose and you said "we'll do that together too", and guess what Cap? ''We lost.''

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* Fanfic/WhispersInTheNight:
** In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12104688/36/Whispers-in-the-Night Chapter 36]], for the first Tri-Wizard Tournament task, Harry Potter faces a nesting dragon without a medkit. He regrets not bringing a medkit when he gets injured. After the task is over, Poppy the Hogwarts healer (and his mentor) assesses his performance, adding, "You also noted the usefulness and necessity of a medkit, which all I have to say about is ''I told you so!''"
** In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12104688/38/Whispers-in-the-Night Chapter 38]], Bill Weasley and Amelia Bones warn Harry Potter that he's probably going to get hexed if he wakes up a room full of sleeping witches on Christmas morning. Harry wakes them up anyway, and is shot down by a few volleys of Christmas-themed prank spells.
--->'''Bill''': You should have seen that coming.
--->'''Harry''': Oh, thank you great prophet! I'll make sure to keep that in mind next time.

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* During ''WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}'' the animated series, Spawn warns mob boss Fat Tony to stay out of his alleys or he would come after him again and kill him. However, Jason Wynn forces Fat Tony to call in some outside help in the form of a hired half cyborg killer named Overkill. After Spawn, turns him into scrap metal, he goes after Fat Tony, learns who sent Overkill, then [[KilledOffScreen kills him]].
--> '''Spawn:''' "I warned you, you fat son of a bitch!"


* After Jiraiya finds out that Minato is planning on forbidding Naruto from becoming a ninja while training his twin sister to become his "Protector" a.k.a his warden in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8260139/1/Return-to-Konoha Return to Konoha]]'', he warns Minato that making a decision like this will come back to bite him. While Minato stands by his decision, Jiraiya is eventually proven right when Naruto runs away from Konoha after finding out that he contains the Kyuubi. The only reason Jiraiya doesn't yell out "I told you so!" the next time they meet is because he feels Minato has already been through enough.

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* After Jiraiya finds out that Minato is planning on forbidding Naruto from becoming a ninja while training his Naruto's twin sister to become his "Protector" a.(a.k.a his warden Warden) in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8260139/1/Return-to-Konoha Return to Konoha]]'', he warns Minato that making a decision like this will come back to bite him. While Minato stands by his decision, Jiraiya is eventually proven right when Naruto runs away from Konoha after finding out that he contains the Kyuubi. The only reason Jiraiya doesn't yell out "I told you so!" the next time they meet is because he feels Minato has already been through enough.


* After Jiraiya finds out about Minato's decisions concerning his children (specifically, planning on forbidding Manga/{{Naruto}} from becoming a ninja while also training Naruto's twin sister, Kairi, to be his "Protector", a.k.a his Warden) in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8260139/1/Return-to-Konoha Return to Konoha]]'', he warns Minato that making a decision like this will come back to bite him. And while Minato stands by his decision, Jiraiya is eventually proven right when Naruto runs away from Konoha after finding out that he contains the Kyuubi. The only reason Jiraiya doesn't yell out '''"I FUCKING TOLD YOU SO!"''' the next time they meet is because he feels Minato has already been through enough.

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* After Jiraiya finds out about Minato's decisions concerning his children (specifically, that Minato is planning on forbidding Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto from becoming a ninja while also training Naruto's his twin sister, Kairi, sister to be become his "Protector", "Protector" a.k.a his Warden) warden in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8260139/1/Return-to-Konoha Return to Konoha]]'', he warns Minato that making a decision like this will come back to bite him. And while While Minato stands by his decision, Jiraiya is eventually proven right when Naruto runs away from Konoha after finding out that he contains the Kyuubi. The only reason Jiraiya doesn't yell out '''"I FUCKING TOLD YOU SO!"''' "I told you so!" the next time they meet is because he feels Minato has already been through enough.

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* ''Fanfic/SonOfTheSannin'' has [[PlayedForLaughs a comical example]] during the Chunin Exams arc. Tsunade constantly bets on Naruto and wastes no time in cashing in her gambling tickets, despite Shizune telling her she should stop and keep the money she's earned. Predictably, [[spoiler: when Naruto loses in the finals to Gaara]], Shizune has absolutely NoSympathy for her:
-->'''Shizune''': You know, it's not like I wanted to say 'I told you so'... ''[{{beat}}]'' But I did tell you so.


* One rather long series of ''{{Peanuts}}'' comic strips starts with Charlie Brown volunteering for the school spelling bee. Violet (who's sitting behind him) whispers, "Don't do it, you'll just make a fool of yourself!" Charlie Brown doesn't listen, and sadly, [[EpicFail he messes up royally in the first round,]] (his love of baseball causes him to accidentally spell his word, "maze", M-A-Y-S). Violet tells him, "I told you you'd make a fool of yourself. [[FromBadToWorse (And the day only gets worse for poor Charlie Brown from there...)]]

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* One rather long series of ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' comic strips starts with Charlie Brown volunteering for the school spelling bee. Violet (who's sitting behind him) whispers, "Don't do it, you'll just make a fool of yourself!" Charlie Brown doesn't listen, and sadly, [[EpicFail he messes up royally in the first round,]] (his love of baseball causes him to accidentally spell his word, "maze", M-A-Y-S). Violet tells him, "I told you you'd make a fool of yourself. [[FromBadToWorse (And the day only gets worse for poor Charlie Brown from there...)]]


--->'''Mickey Smith:''' You see, what's impressive is it's been nearly an hour since we met her and I still haven't said "I told you so" yet.\\

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--->'''Mickey Smith:''' You see, what's impressive is that it's been nearly an hour since we met her and I still haven't said "I told you so" yet.so".\\


* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Hinted at, but ultimately subverted in the episode "[[{{Recap/AngelS02E17Disharmony}} Disharmony]]"; Cordelia insists on giving Harmony a fair chance despite her being a complete pest to the team; Angel explicitly tells her that, as a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil vampire]], Harmony will inevitably turn on her, but Cordelia blows him off. Angel is proven right when Harmony sells the Angel Investigations team out to the vampire cult she was supposed to help them investigate. Cordelia allows Harmony to leave out of respect for their former friendship, and Angel approaches, apparently intending to give her one of these, but Cordelia explicitly tells him not to say a word.
* In ''Series/{{Selfie}}'', Eliza warns Henry about cyber-stalking his ex-girlfriends, saying it's no good. Henry assures her he won't. He does, and it causes problems. When he tells her, he knows this is coming and tries to head her off.
-->'''Eliza:''' I don't wanna say "I told you so."\\
'''Henry:''' But you told me so. There, that's done.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': In the episode "Severed Dreams":

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* In ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'', [=NTAC=] Director Dennis Ryland learns a TV reporter has acquired the list of names of the 4400 returnees. Knowing that revealing the list would endanger the lives of the returnees, Dennis twice demands the reporter to return the list and not report the returnees names as there will be consequences. The reporter doesn't heed his warnings and releases the names on the list. In retaliation, Dennis later reveals to the reporter that he obtained evidence that she tried to cover up a hit and run she was involved where the victim died and has sent it to the press, telling the [[BreakTheHaughty shocked reporter]] that, had she listened to him, her dark past would have not been revealed and her career forever ruined.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': In "Absolution", Giyera corners Daisy and Fitz. Fitz warns Giyera, "I have a weapon in place on this plane that's designed to kill you!" Twice Fitz warns Giyera, "[[ExactWords You won't see it coming.]]" He then shoots Giyera dead with a gun rendered invisible by a cloaking field.
-->'''Fitz:''' I did tell you, a few times.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Hinted at, but ultimately subverted in the episode "[[{{Recap/AngelS02E17Disharmony}} "[[Recap/AngelS02E17Disharmony Disharmony]]"; Cordelia insists on giving Harmony a fair chance despite her being a complete pest to the team; Angel explicitly tells her that, as a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil vampire]], Harmony will inevitably turn on her, but Cordelia blows him off. Angel is proven right when Harmony sells the Angel Investigations team out to the vampire cult she was supposed to help them investigate. Cordelia allows Harmony to leave out of respect for their former friendship, and Angel approaches, apparently intending to give her one of these, but Cordelia explicitly tells him not to say a word.
* In ''Series/{{Selfie}}'', Eliza warns Henry about cyber-stalking his ex-girlfriends, saying it's no good. Henry assures her he won't. He does, and it causes problems. When he tells her, he knows this is coming and tries to head her off.
-->'''Eliza:''' I don't wanna say "I told you so."\\
'''Henry:''' But you told me so. There, that's done.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': In the episode "Severed Dreams":



* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Sheldon complains that he has said it so many times (of debatable merits) that from then on, he will say ''"I informed you thusly."''



** In "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E17Passion}} Passion]]", Xander goes off on a rant about this after Angelus kills Giles' LoveInterest Jenny Calendar, having never liked Angel and openly supporting Giles' RoaringRampageOfRevenge:

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** In "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E17Passion}} "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E17Passion Passion]]", Xander goes off on a rant about this after Angelus kills Giles' LoveInterest Jenny Calendar, having never liked Angel and openly supporting Giles' RoaringRampageOfRevenge:



** In "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E11Doomed}} Doomed]]", when an earthquake strikes, Buffy is paranoid and convinced the world is going to end, especially since [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E12ProphecyGirl the last time an earthquake hit Sunnydale]], it led to her DisneyDeath at the hands of the Master; when she tells Giles, however, he dismisses her concerns, reminding her that earthquakes are a common Southern California occurrence. When Willow later comes across a body with an arcane symbol carved into its chest, Giles does some research and discovers that it is indeed [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the end of the world]] [[OhNoNotAgain again]]; Buffy does ''not'' let him live it down.

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** In "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E11Doomed}} "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E11Doomed Doomed]]", when an earthquake strikes, Buffy is paranoid and convinced the world is going to end, especially since [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E12ProphecyGirl the last time an earthquake hit Sunnydale]], it led to her DisneyDeath at the hands of the Master; when she tells Giles, however, he dismisses her concerns, reminding her that earthquakes are a common Southern California occurrence. When Willow later comes across a body with an arcane symbol carved into its chest, Giles does some research and discovers that it is indeed [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the end of the world]] [[OhNoNotAgain again]]; Buffy does ''not'' let him live it down.



* ''Series/{{Community}}'':
** Jeff has this variation in the season one episode "Physical Education".
--->'''Jeff:''' I hate to say I told you so, so instead I'll shout it through cupped hands. ''[shouting through cupped hands] I told you so!''
** In keeping with Britta's [[SoapboxSadie rather smug-yet-misguided conviction]] [[WomenAreWiser of the inherent moral superiority of all women]] [[StrawFeminist (particularly herself)]], in the Halloween story she tells in "Horror in Seven Spooky Steps" her AuthorAvatar feels the need to point this out to the avatar she creates for Jeff. While he's in the middle of ''being stabbed to death by a psycho with a hook for a hand.''
* In Season 7 of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Louis Greene was threatened by Dexter to stay out of his life, however Louis did not heed the warning, prompting Dexter to take actions that cause Louis to lose his job and girlfriend Jamie. With revenge in mind, Louis continued to pester Dexter by attempting to mess with Dexter's boat. [[spoiler:Louis is ultimately murdered by Isaak Sirko by simply being "involved with Dexter".]]



** From "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E3SchoolReunion School Reunion]]":
--->'''Mickey Smith:''' You see, what's impressive is we met her nearly an hour ago and I still haven't said "I told you so" yet.\\

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** From "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E3SchoolReunion School Reunion]]":
--->'''Mickey Smith:''' You see, what's impressive is we met her it's been nearly an hour ago since we met her and I still haven't said "I told you so" yet.\\



'''Mickey Smith:''' Though I have prepared a little "I was right" dance which I can show you later.

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'''Mickey Smith:''' Though I have prepared a little "I was right" dance which I can show you later.



* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': SubvertedTrope. In the episode "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E15Home Home]]": Miles, after Dixon [[spoiler:shoots at Monroe and hits Emma instead, killing her. Miles just turns around and calmly shoots Dixon dead]].
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': In the episode "2010", Jack O'Neill is very much in "I told you so" mode from the beginning; if they had listened to his warnings about the Aschen ten years ago, they wouldn't need to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong now by using the Stargate as a time machine.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Sheldon complains that he has said it so many times (of debatable merits) that from then on, he will say ''"I informed you thusly."''
* ''Series/{{Victorious}}''
-->'''Sikowitz:''' You see! This is what happens when you mix [[ItMakesSenseInContext teenagers and hot cheese!]] ''[to Lane]'' I warned you!
* In Season 7 of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Louis Greene was threatened by Dexter to stay out of his life, however Louis did not heed the warning, prompting Dexter to take actions that cause Louis to lose his job and girlfriend Jamie. With revenge in mind, Louis continued to pester Dexter by attempting to mess with Dexter's boat. [[spoiler:Louis is ultimately murdered by Isaak Sirko by simply being "involved with Dexter".]]

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* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': SubvertedTrope. In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', everyone is after the [[OurWormholesAreDifferent wormhole]] knowledge [[NeuroVault locked away in Crichton's head]]. Finally, in the wrap-up mini-series, he unleashes a wormhole weapon, which appears to function like a black hole that doubles in size every few minutes. It's only then that everyone finally realizes that using such weapons is utter madness. All Crichton can do is laugh and use this trope.
* In an
episode "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E15Home Home]]": Miles, after Dixon [[spoiler:shoots at Monroe of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Roz ends up producing Bulldog's show, and hits Emma instead, killing her. Miles just turns the two start really gelling. Frasier is convinced that Bulldog is only keeping Roz around so he can seduce her, Roz is convinced that Frasier is merely jealous, and calmly shoots Dixon dead]].
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': In the episode "2010", Jack O'Neill
eventually breaks off her friendship with Frasier over it. Of course, Bulldog ''is'' only keeping Roz around so he can seduce her, he tries it on later that night, and who should come along while Roz is very much in "I told you so" mode from the beginning; if they had listened throwing Bulldog out of her apartment than Frasier, who has ironically come around to his warnings about the Aschen ten years ago, they wouldn't need apologize to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong now by using the Stargate as a time machine.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Sheldon complains
Roz only to get plenty of evidence that he has said it so many times (of debatable merits) that from then on, was right all along. In a variation on the trope, Frasier decides he's going to let ''her'' acknowledge he will say ''"I informed you thusly."''
* ''Series/{{Victorious}}''
-->'''Sikowitz:''' You see! This is what happens when you mix [[ItMakesSenseInContext teenagers
was right first:
-->'''Frasier:''' ''[In a tone somewhere between smugness, triumph
and hot cheese!]] ''[to Lane]'' I warned you!
* In Season 7 of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Louis Greene was threatened by Dexter to stay out of his life, however Louis did not heed the warning, prompting Dexter to take actions that cause Louis to lose his job and girlfriend Jamie. With revenge in mind, Louis continued to pester Dexter by attempting to mess with Dexter's boat. [[spoiler:Louis is ultimately murdered by Isaak Sirko by simply being "involved with Dexter".]]
graciousness:]'' I'm listening, Roz.



-->'''Robert:''' The whore is pregnant!
-->'''Ned Stark:''' You're speaking of murdering a child.
-->'''Robert:''' I warned you this would happen. Back in the North, I warned you, but you didn't care to hear. Well, hear it now! I want 'em dead. Mother and child both.

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-->'''Robert:''' --->'''Robert:''' The whore is pregnant!
-->'''Ned
pregnant!\\
'''Ned
Stark:''' You're speaking of murdering a child.
-->'''Robert:'''
child.\\
'''Robert:'''
I warned you this would happen. Back in the North, I warned you, but you didn't care to hear. Well, hear it now! I want 'em dead. Mother and child both.



** When he sees the wildling army in "The Watchers on the Wall," Ser Alliser Thorne tells Jon to go ahead and say this, but Jon lets it pass.
* ''Series/WillAndGrace'': Grace's mother actually had an "I Told You So" dance that she used when it was revealed that Grace was dumped by Nathan. Grace ends up getting angry, yells at her, and storms out.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Elliot has an "I Told You So" dance with a song that consists of her repeating the phrase. It's a little different all three times she is shown doing it.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'':
** Jeff has this variation in the season one episode "Physical Education".
--->'''Jeff:''' I hate to say I told you so, so instead I'll shout it through cupped hands. ''[shouting through cupped hands] I told you so!''
** In keeping with Britta's [[SoapboxSadie rather smug-yet-misguided conviction]] [[WomenAreWiser of the inherent moral superiority of all women]] [[StrawFeminist (particularly herself)]], in the Halloween story she tells in "Horror in Seven Spooky Steps" her AuthorAvatar feels the need to point this out to the avatar she creates for Jeff. While he's in the middle of ''being stabbed to death by a psycho with a hook for a hand.''
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Roz ends up producing Bulldog's show, and the two start really gelling. Frasier is convinced that Bulldog is only keeping Roz around so he can seduce her, Roz is convinced that Frasier is merely jealous, and eventually breaks off her friendship with Frasier over it. Of course, Bulldog ''is'' only keeping Roz around so he can seduce her, he tries it on later that night, and who should come along while Roz is throwing Bulldog out of her apartment than Frasier, who has ironically come around to apologize to Roz only to get plenty of evidence that he was right all along. In a variation on the trope, Frasier decides he's going to let ''her'' acknowledge he was right first:
-->'''Frasier:''' ''[In a tone somewhere between smugness, triumph and graciousness:]'' I'm listening, Roz.
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''
-->'''Jerry:''' I don't have to say "I told you so," do I?\\
'''Justin:''' No.\\
'''Theresa:''' Well, ''I'' do. I told you so!
* In ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'', [=NTAC=] Director Dennis Ryland learns a TV reporter has acquired the list of names of the 4400 returnees. Knowing that revealing the list would endanger the lives of the returnees, Dennis twice demands the reporter to return the list and not report the returnees names as there will be consequences. The reporter doesn't heed his warnings and releases the names on the list. In retaliation, Dennis later reveals to the reporter that he obtained evidence that she tried to cover up a hit and run she was involved where the victim died and has sent it to the press, telling the [[BreakTheHaughty shocked reporter]] that, had she listened to him, her dark past would have not been revealed and her career forever ruined.
* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', everyone is after the [[OurWormholesAreDifferent wormhole]] knowledge [[NeuroVault locked away in Crichton's head]]. Finally, in the wrap-up mini-series, he unleashes a wormhole weapon, which appears to function like a black hole that doubles in size every few minutes. It's only then that everyone finally realizes that using such weapons is utter madness. All Crichton can do is laugh and use this trope.
* On ''Series/TheWestWing'', in the first season episode "Celestial Navigation", there's an awesome non-verbal example. C.J. has emergency root canal surgery, leaving her unable to do the afternoon press conference, so Josh says he'll do it instead (to C.J.'s horror). Danny, the regular White House beat reporter, warns Josh that he doesn't want to do the press conference, but Josh, in full SmugSnake role, brags that his education and background will allow him to handle anything the press can throw at him. Danny merely says, "Okie-dokie." Cue later, after Josh's EpicFail of a press conference, he looks forlornly at Danny, who merely smiles at him.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': In "Absolution", Giyera corners Daisy and Fitz. Fitz warns Giyera, "I have a weapon in place on this plane that's designed to kill you!" Twice Fitz warns Giyera, "[[ExactWords You won't see it coming.]]" He then shoots Giyera dead with a gun rendered invisible by a cloaking field.
-->'''Fitz:''' I did tell you, a few times.
* In season 5 episode of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' Sam warns Dean against trusting Crowley, a demon, but Dean decides to work with him anyway. When Crowley disappears at an inopportune moment, leaving the brothers on their own, Sam invokes this trope.
-->'''Sam:''' I ''told'' you!\\
'''Dean:''' Ohh! Well good for you!
** In the crossover with ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', when the Winchesters reveal the existence of real ghosts and monsters to the Scooby Gang, [[LovableCoward Shaggy and Scooby]] are quick to read the riot act to the others about it.

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** When he sees the wildling army in "The Watchers on the Wall," Wall", Ser Alliser Thorne tells Jon to go ahead and say this, but Jon lets it pass.
* ''Series/WillAndGrace'': Grace's mother actually had an "I Told You So" dance that she used when it was revealed that Grace was dumped by Nathan. Grace ends up getting angry, yells at her, and storms out.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Elliot has an "I Told You So" dance with a song that consists of her repeating the phrase. It's a little different all three times she is shown doing it.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'':
** Jeff has this variation in the season one episode "Physical Education".
--->'''Jeff:''' I hate to say I told you so, so instead I'll shout it through cupped hands. ''[shouting through cupped hands] I told you so!''
** In keeping with Britta's [[SoapboxSadie rather smug-yet-misguided conviction]] [[WomenAreWiser of the inherent moral superiority of all women]] [[StrawFeminist (particularly herself)]], in the Halloween story she tells in "Horror in Seven Spooky Steps" her AuthorAvatar feels the need to point this out to the avatar she creates for Jeff. While he's in the middle of ''being stabbed to death by a psycho with a hook for a hand.''
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Roz ends up producing Bulldog's show, and the two start really gelling. Frasier is convinced that Bulldog is only keeping Roz around so he can seduce her, Roz is convinced that Frasier is merely jealous, and eventually breaks off her friendship with Frasier over it. Of course, Bulldog ''is'' only keeping Roz around so he can seduce her, he tries it on later that night, and who should come along while Roz is throwing Bulldog out of her apartment than Frasier, who has ironically come around to apologize to Roz only to get plenty of evidence that he was right all along. In a variation on the trope, Frasier decides he's going to let ''her'' acknowledge he was right first:
-->'''Frasier:''' ''[In a tone somewhere between smugness, triumph and graciousness:]'' I'm listening, Roz.
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''
-->'''Jerry:''' I don't have to say "I told you so," do I?\\
'''Justin:''' No.\\
'''Theresa:''' Well, ''I'' do. I told you so!
* In ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'', [=NTAC=] Director Dennis Ryland learns a TV reporter has acquired the list of names of the 4400 returnees. Knowing that revealing the list would endanger the lives of the returnees, Dennis twice demands the reporter to return the list and not report the returnees names as there will be consequences. The reporter doesn't heed his warnings and releases the names on the list. In retaliation, Dennis later reveals to the reporter that he obtained evidence that she tried to cover up a hit and run she was involved where the victim died and has sent it to the press, telling the [[BreakTheHaughty shocked reporter]] that, had she listened to him, her dark past would have not been revealed and her career forever ruined.
* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', everyone is after the [[OurWormholesAreDifferent wormhole]] knowledge [[NeuroVault locked away in Crichton's head]]. Finally, in the wrap-up mini-series, he unleashes a wormhole weapon, which appears to function like a black hole that doubles in size every few minutes. It's only then that everyone finally realizes that using such weapons is utter madness. All Crichton can do is laugh and use this trope.
* On ''Series/TheWestWing'', in the first season episode "Celestial Navigation", there's an awesome non-verbal example. C.J. has emergency root canal surgery, leaving her unable to do the afternoon press conference, so Josh says he'll do it instead (to C.J.'s horror). Danny, the regular White House beat reporter, warns Josh that he doesn't want to do the press conference, but Josh, in full SmugSnake role, brags that his education and background will allow him to handle anything the press can throw at him. Danny merely says, "Okie-dokie." Cue later, after Josh's EpicFail of a press conference, he looks forlornly at Danny, who merely smiles at him.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': In "Absolution", Giyera corners Daisy and Fitz. Fitz warns Giyera, "I have a weapon in place on this plane that's designed to kill you!" Twice Fitz warns Giyera, "[[ExactWords You won't see it coming.]]" He then shoots Giyera dead with a gun rendered invisible by a cloaking field.
-->'''Fitz:''' I did tell you, a few times.
* In season 5 episode of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' Sam warns Dean against trusting Crowley, a demon, but Dean decides to work with him anyway. When Crowley disappears at an inopportune moment, leaving the brothers on their own, Sam invokes this trope.
-->'''Sam:''' I ''told'' you!\\
'''Dean:''' Ohh! Well good for you!
** In the crossover with ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', when the Winchesters reveal the existence of real ghosts and monsters to the Scooby Gang, [[LovableCoward Shaggy and Scooby]] are quick to read the riot act to the others about it.
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--> '''Francis:''' I warned you.
--> '''Richie:''' Okay, whatever you say man.
--> '''Francis:''' I warned you.
--> '''Richie:''' Yeah, whatever man...
--> ''camera focuses on Francis as he lies down on his bed to read a book''
--> '''Richie:''' ''(Off-screen)'' Hey guys, cool ski masks! ''[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown (punches land on Richie's body)]]'' Ow! Ahhh!

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--> '''Francis:''' -->'''Francis:''' I warned you.
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you.\\
'''Richie:''' Okay, whatever you say man.
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man.\\
'''Francis:''' I warned you.
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you.\\
'''Richie:''' Yeah, whatever man...
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man...\\
''camera focuses on Francis as he lies down on his bed to read a book''
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book''\\
'''Richie:''' ''(Off-screen)'' Hey guys, cool ski masks! ''[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown (punches land on Richie's body)]]'' Ow! Ahhh!



* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': SubvertedTrope. In the episode "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E15Home Home]]": Miles, after Dixon [[spoiler:shoots at Monroe and hits Emma instead, killing her. Miles just turns around and calmly shoots Dixon dead]].
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Elliot has an "I Told You So" dance with a song that consists of her repeating the phrase. It's a little different all three times she is shown doing it.
* In ''Series/{{Selfie}}'', Eliza warns Henry about cyber-stalking his ex-girlfriends, saying it's no good. Henry assures her he won't. He does, and it causes problems. When he tells her, he knows this is coming and tries to head her off.
-->'''Eliza:''' I don't wanna say "I told you so."\\
'''Henry:''' But you told me so. There, that's done.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': In "2010", Jack O'Neill is very much in "I told you so" mode from the beginning; if they had listened to his warnings about the Aschen ten years ago, they wouldn't need to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong now by using the Stargate as a time machine.
* In season 5 episode of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' Sam warns Dean against trusting Crowley, a demon, but Dean decides to work with him anyway. When Crowley disappears at an inopportune moment, leaving the brothers on their own, Sam invokes this trope.
-->'''Sam:''' I ''told'' you!\\
'''Dean:''' Ohh! Well good for you!
** In the crossover with ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', when the Winchesters reveal the existence of real ghosts and monsters to the Scooby Gang, [[LovableCoward Shaggy and Scooby]] are quick to read the riot act to the others about it.
* ''Series/{{Victorious}}''
-->'''Sikowitz:''' You see! This is what happens when you mix [[ItMakesSenseInContext teenagers and hot cheese!]] ''[to Lane]'' I warned you!
* On ''Series/TheWestWing'', in the first season episode "Celestial Navigation", there's an awesome non-verbal example. C.J. has emergency root canal surgery, leaving her unable to do the afternoon press conference, so Josh says he'll do it instead (to C.J.'s horror). Danny, the regular White House beat reporter, warns Josh that he doesn't want to do the press conference, but Josh, in full SmugSnake role, brags that his education and background will allow him to handle anything the press can throw at him. Danny merely says, "Okie-dokie." Cue later, after Josh's EpicFail of a press conference, he looks forlornly at Danny, who merely smiles at him.
* ''Series/WillAndGrace'': Grace's mother actually had an "I Told You So" dance that she used when it was revealed that Grace was dumped by Nathan. Grace ends up getting angry, yells at her, and storms out.
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''
-->'''Jerry:''' I don't have to say "I told you so", do I?\\
'''Justin:''' No.\\
'''Theresa:''' Well, ''I'' do. I told you so!



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* In the musical ''Woman of the Year'', two characters sing a song about how great it is to be able to say "I Told You So."

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* In the musical ''Woman of the Year'', two characters sing a song about how great it is to be able to say "I Told You So."So".



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* After Jiraiya finds out about Minato's decisions concerning his children (specifically, planning on forbidding Manga/{{Naruto}} from becoming a ninja while also training Naruto's twin sister, Kairi, to be his "Protector", a.k.a his Warden) in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8260139/1/Return-to-Konoha Return to Konoha]]'', he warns Minato that making a decision like this will come back to bite him. And while Minato stands by his decision, Jiraiya is eventually proven right when Naruto runs away from Konoha after finding out that he contains the Kyuubi. The only reason Jiraiya doesn't yell out '''"I FUCKING TOLD YOU SO!"''' the next time they meet is because he feels Minato has already been through enough.

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