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** In [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants the series proper]]: the episode "Wet Painters" has Mr. Krabs happen upon [=SpongeBob=] [[ItMakesSenseInContext hanging from a wall like a picture frame for reasons irrelevant]], leading to this exchange:
--> '''Mr. Krabs:''' [=SpongeBob=], what are you doing?\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Oh, you know, just hanging around.\\
'''Patrick:''' [[LamePunReaction [giving a thumbs-down] Boo!]]


* Any object that's "to die for" will involve someone who already did die for it, or actual mortal peril for anyone who seeks it.

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* Any object that's "to die for" will involve someone who already did die for it, it or actual mortal peril for anyone who seeks it.



* ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse: At the end of "[[Creator/DonRosa Return to Plain Awful]]", as the gang are leaving the square-shape-obsessed land:
-->'''Donald:''' They made their billion by being [[{{Catchphrase}} tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties]]. And you know what else...\\

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* ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse: At the end of "[[Creator/DonRosa Return to Plain Awful]]", as the gang are is leaving the square-shape-obsessed land:
-->'''Donald:''' They made their billion billions by being [[{{Catchphrase}} tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties]]. And you know what else...\\



** ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'' had Austin and Vanessa escape Dr Evil's death trap, leaving the guard get his head bitten off by [[ItMakesSenseInContext the ill-tempered sea bass]]. Austin then launches into a HurricaneOfPuns about losing one's head, while Vanessa waits patiently for him to finish, both seemingly well aware of this trope.

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** ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'' had Austin and Vanessa escape Dr Dr. Evil's death trap, leaving the guard get his head bitten off by [[ItMakesSenseInContext the ill-tempered sea bass]]. Austin then launches into a HurricaneOfPuns about losing one's head, while Vanessa waits patiently for him to finish, both seemingly well aware of this trope.



* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': To hear Harry Dresden tell it, he's the original this. He claims that he's now so well known that if he isn't flip and punny to every supernatural being of a distinctly higher weight class than him, they'll be insulted, because they expect him to be. Note that this was a retrospective excuse to Sigrun for pissing off [[spoiler: ''Odin's'']] secretaries.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': To hear Harry Dresden tell it, he's the original this. He claims that he's now so well known that if he isn't flip and punny to every supernatural being of a distinctly higher weight class than him, they'll be insulted, insulted because they expect him to be. Note that this was a retrospective excuse to Sigrun for pissing off [[spoiler: ''Odin's'']] secretaries.



** In one case, he says "Let's do this!" before Rachel can, because he AlwaysWantedToSayThat.

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** In one case, he says "Let's do this!" before Rachel can, can because he AlwaysWantedToSayThat.



* ''Series/GetSmart''. Maxwell Smart is trying to break into a villain's hideout when a trapdoor drops him into a chair in front of the villain who starts to say, "Mr Smart, how nice of you to..." with both Smart and the villain finishing in an ironic tone "...drop in, yes."

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* ''Series/GetSmart''. Maxwell Smart is trying to break into a villain's hideout when a trapdoor drops him into a chair in front of the villain who starts to say, "Mr "Mr. Smart, how nice of you to..." with both Smart and the villain finishing in an ironic tone "...drop in, yes."



'''Kermit''': At this point you might think we'd go for the cheap joke, but we're not going to.

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'''Kermit''': At this point point, you might think we'd go for the cheap joke, but we're not going to.



** The Critic also gets pissed off at ''WesternAnimation/RoverDangerfield'''s use of the "corn dog" pun when Rover gets trapped in a pile of corn, especially because the whole movie is a [[HurricaneOfPuns Hurricane of Obvious Puns]] throughout. The Critic even has a mock gameshow where he has the "audience" submit guesses as to what pun Rover is about to use, only to show the pun immediately after the chime on the assumption that everyone has come up with the exact same answer.

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** The Critic also gets pissed off at ''WesternAnimation/RoverDangerfield'''s use of the "corn dog" pun when Rover gets trapped in a pile of corn, especially because the whole movie is a [[HurricaneOfPuns Hurricane of Obvious Puns]] throughout. The Critic even has a mock gameshow game show where he has the "audience" submit guesses as to what pun Rover is about to use, only to show the pun immediately after the chime on the assumption that everyone has come up with the exact same answer.



** Lampshaded when reviewing ''Bangarang'', the short film Creator/DanteBasco created. Not only does Critic make the obligatory ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' jokes, he also provides convenient time stamps on exactly how far into the video he waited, for the sake of any betting pools anyone had been running.

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** Lampshaded when reviewing ''Bangarang'', the short film Creator/DanteBasco created. Not only does Critic make the obligatory ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' jokes, but he also provides convenient time stamps on exactly how far into the video he waited, for the sake of any betting pools anyone had been running.



** Subverted in a short where Garfield and Jon check into an in, and the nutty old innkeeper tells them to "Walk this way!" while showing them their rooms, hunched over and walking with a gait. Garfield [[BreakingTheFourthWall turns to the viewers]] and says, "Don't worry, we aren't doing ''that'' old joke". (Probably a double subversion, actually, because simply saying ''that'' was a variant of the joke.)

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** Subverted in a short where Garfield and Jon check into an in, inn, and the nutty old innkeeper tells them to "Walk this way!" while showing them their rooms, hunched over and walking with a gait. Garfield [[BreakingTheFourthWall turns to the viewers]] and says, "Don't worry, we aren't doing ''that'' old joke". (Probably a double subversion, actually, because simply saying ''that'' was a variant of the joke.)



* One example of this joke was unique to ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''. In "The Astrosmurf", on a long trip to a volcano, one of the smurfs asked "Is it much father, Papa Smurf?" He replied, "Not far now." Another smurf repeated the question and he repeated the same answer again, through about three consecutive scenes; the joke ended with one of them asking it, and him replying angrily, "Yes it IS!" From that episode on, the joke was used every time they had to make a long trip; in fact, it was lampshaded in one late-season episode, where after one of them asked it a second time, Papa Smurf snapped, "Oh, don't start ''that'' again!"

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* One example of this joke was unique to ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''. In "The Astrosmurf", on a long trip to a volcano, one of the smurfs asked asked, "Is it much father, Papa Smurf?" He replied, "Not far now." Another smurf repeated the question and he repeated the same answer again, through about three consecutive scenes; the joke ended with one of them asking it, and him replying angrily, "Yes it IS!" From that episode on, the joke was used every time they had to make a long trip; in fact, it was lampshaded in one late-season episode, where after one of them asked it a second time, Papa Smurf snapped, "Oh, don't start ''that'' again!"



* When [=CNN=] was reporting on 2011 Egyptian Revolution, one of the cycled headers printed at the bottom of the screen was "Pyramid Scheme". It's a stretch to call it a "scheme" and it's a stretch to say pyramids had much to do with it, but, hey, obligatory.

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* When [=CNN=] was reporting on the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, one of the cycled headers printed at the bottom of the screen was "Pyramid Scheme". It's a stretch to call it a "scheme" and it's a stretch to say pyramids had much to do with it, but, hey, obligatory.


* After the first act of the Jaye C. Morgan episode of Series/TheMuppetShow, where Morgan wears a ruffled bird outfit:

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* After the first act of the Jaye C.P. Morgan episode of Series/TheMuppetShow, where Morgan wears a ruffled bird outfit:



-->'''Statler:''' You ''had'' to make do joke, did you?

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-->'''Statler:''' You ''had'' to make do that joke, did you?


In certain situations, characters ([[AuthorCatchphrase and writers]], it seems) just ''have'' to make certain puns or references. And they're usually the same ones. But TropesAreNotBad, as in many cases the audience may feel disappointed or even slightly confused if the obligatory joke fails to come up.

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In certain situations, characters ([[AuthorCatchphrase and writers]], it seems) just ''have'' to make certain puns or references. And they're usually the same ones. But TropesAreNotBad, TropesAreTools, as in many cases the audience may feel disappointed or even slightly confused if the obligatory joke fails to come up.



See also IncrediblyLamePun, BondOneLiner, QuipToBlack, and others, which have considerable overlap. YouLookLikeYouveSeenAGhost is one subtrope. A PunnyName or UnfortunateName resulting in this may make someone a PhraseCatcher.

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See also IncrediblyLamePun, {{Pun}}, BondOneLiner, QuipToBlack, and others, which have considerable overlap. YouLookLikeYouveSeenAGhost is one subtrope. A PunnyName or UnfortunateName resulting in this may make someone a PhraseCatcher.


* In the ''LiveActionTV/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''Revenge of the Creature'', Professor Bobo informs Mike and the bots that it's the future, human civilization has fallen and apes now rule the world. [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes You know where this is going:]]

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* In the ''LiveActionTV/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''Revenge of the Creature'', Professor Bobo informs Mike and the bots that it's the future, human civilization has fallen and apes now rule the world. [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes You know where this is going:]]


* Clones will prompt jokes about being beside oneself, MesACrowd, using "I" instead of "he" or "she" when talking about one of their clones, and possibly jokes revolving around ScrewYourself (either overtly or [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar past the radar]]).

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* Clones will prompt jokes about being beside oneself, MesACrowd, using "I" instead of "he" or "she" when talking about one of their clones, and possibly jokes revolving around ScrewYourself (either overtly or [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar past the radar]]).subtly).


* Paige does this in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' when talking to Cole:

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* Paige does this in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'' when talking to Cole:


** Quoth the Raven, who can speak human language, often leads to passages like this: "Say 'Nevermore'. 'Fuck you', said the Raven."

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** Quoth is a talking raven, saddled with an obvious joke name (the wizard who named him is one of those people proud of a sense of humour he doesn't actually have), who "doesn't do the Raven, who can speak human language, often leads to passages like this: "Say 'Nevermore'. 'Fuck you', N-word".
* The raven in ''Literature/AmericanGods'' doesn't do it either, and is blunter than Quoth on the subject.
-->"Fuck you",
said the Raven."


-->'''Stantler:''' Ooh, Jaye P. Morgan is terrific!

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-->'''Stantler:''' -->'''Statler:''' Ooh, Jaye P. Morgan is terrific!



-->'''Stantler:''' You ''had'' to make do joke, did you?

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-->'''Stantler:''' -->'''Statler:''' You ''had'' to make do joke, did you?


* [[CaptainCrash Launchpad]] gets 3 uses of "crash course" in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' (including [[WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp the movie]]).

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* [[CaptainCrash Launchpad]] gets 3 uses of "crash course" in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' (including [[WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp the movie]]).

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** Quoth the Raven, who can speak human language, often leads to passages like this: "Say 'Nevermore'. 'Fuck you', said the Raven."


* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', after Elliot specifies that [[PlatonicDeclarationOfLove his love for Tedd is platonic]] by comparing it to [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sam and Frodo]], Tedd decides to forgo the "obligatory gay hobbits joke" on the grounds that he really needs a hug.

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1595 after Elliot specifies specifies]] that [[PlatonicDeclarationOfLove his love for Tedd is platonic]] by comparing it to [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sam and Frodo]], Tedd decides to forgo the "obligatory gay hobbits joke" on the grounds that he really needs a hug.


* With ''Star Wars:'' ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' record-breaking weekend, many headline writers used "The ''Fans'' Awaken".

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* With ''Star Wars:'' ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' ''Film/TheForceAwakens''' record-breaking weekend, many headline writers used "The ''Fans'' Awaken".


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* Due to the poor reception and [[BoxOfficeBomb box office performance]] of the Creator/KateBeckinsale horror movie ''Film/TheDisappointmentsRoom'', quite a few people (especially professional critics) have cracked jokes about its title [[ReviewIronicEcho as being indicative of its overall quality]].


* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq14Rf6xdQE&t=4s one episode]] of her vlog "The Flog," FeliciaDay recommended a puzzle website called Jigidi. She finished the segment by saying "You can get jigidi with it at www.jigidi.com. I know I didn't want to say that, but I had to."

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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq14Rf6xdQE&t=4s one episode]] of her vlog "The Flog," FeliciaDay Creator/FeliciaDay recommended a puzzle website called Jigidi. She finished the segment by saying "You can get jigidi with it at www.jigidi.com. I know I didn't want to say that, but I had to."

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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq14Rf6xdQE&t=4s one episode]] of her vlog "The Flog," FeliciaDay recommended a puzzle website called Jigidi. She finished the segment by saying "You can get jigidi with it at www.jigidi.com. I know I didn't want to say that, but I had to."

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