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[[folder: Comics]]
* Used frequently in ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''.
-->'''Riley:''' What's Granddad done for me lately?\\
'''Huey:''' He gave you life.\\
'''Riley:''' What's he done for me ''lately?''\\
'''Huey:''' He got you a Playstation for Christmas.\\
'''Riley:''' It's March already! ''What has he done for me lately?''

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[[folder: Comics]]
Advertising]]
* Used frequently in ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''.
-->'''Riley:''' What's Granddad
There was a hotel commercial with the {{Jingle}} "What has Sheraton done for me lately?\\
'''Huey:''' He gave
you life.\\
'''Riley:''' What's he
lately / What has Sheraton done for me ''lately?''\\
'''Huey:''' He
you now?" then they probably got you FridgeLogic and realized if their customers thought about it, they'd go to either a Playstation better class of hotel for Christmas.\\
'''Riley:''' It's March already! ''What has he done
the same money, or another chain which offered the same class of accommodations for me lately?''less.
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[[folder: Comic Books]]



[[folder: Commercials]]
* There was a hotel commercial with the {{Jingle}} "What has Sheraton done for you lately / What has Sheraton done for you now?" then they probably got FridgeLogic and realized if their customers thought about it, they'd go to either a better class of hotel for the same money, or another chain which offered the same class of accommodations for less.

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[[folder: Commercials]]
Comic Strips]]
* There was a hotel commercial with the {{Jingle}} "What has Sheraton Used frequently in ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''.
-->'''Riley:''' What's Granddad
done for me lately?\\
'''Huey:''' He gave
you lately / What has Sheraton life.\\
'''Riley:''' What's he
done for me ''lately?''\\
'''Huey:''' He got
you now?" then they probably got FridgeLogic and realized if their customers thought about it, they'd go to either a better class of hotel Playstation for the same money, or another chain which offered the same class of accommodations Christmas.\\
'''Riley:''' It's March already! ''What has he done
for less.me lately?''



-->'''Reg:''' But apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?\\

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-->'''Reg:''' But [[EverythingExceptMostThings apart from from]] the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?\\


[[folder: Live Action]]

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[[folder: Live Action]]Live-Action TV]]


* Appears in TheSimpsons: When Bart gets a job as his assistant, Krusty doesn't remember him. Bart reels off the number of times he's saved his career/life, Krusty replies:
-->'''Krusty:''' What have you done for me lately?\\

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* Appears in TheSimpsons: ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
**
When Bart gets a job as his assistant, Krusty doesn't remember him. Bart reels off the number of times he's saved his career/life, Krusty replies:
-->'''Krusty:''' --->'''Krusty:''' What have you done for me lately?\\



** Also in an episode featuring the family pets to a large degree (beginning with Snowball 2 saving Homer's life but focusing on the relationship with Santa's Little Helper).

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** Also in In an episode featuring the family pets to a large degree (beginning with Snowball 2 II saving Homer's life but focusing on the relationship with Santa's Little Helper).



** Also in a Treehouse of Horror episode when Krusty [[TookALevelInJerkAss ruins a daycare mural that Maggie likes]] (because they hadnt paid to use his image). This makes Homer and Maggie very upset, which leads to this exchange between Krusty and his agent [[spoiler:right before Homer accidently murders Krusty]].

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** Also in In a Treehouse of Horror ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror'' episode when Krusty [[TookALevelInJerkAss [[TookALevelInJerkass ruins a daycare mural that Maggie likes]] (because they hadnt hadn't paid to use his image). This makes Homer and Maggie very upset, which leads to this exchange between Krusty and his agent [[spoiler:right right before Homer accidently murders Krusty]].[[AccidentalMurder accidentally murders]] Krusty.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', after Squidward [[TookALevelInJerkAss started freeloading off of Spongebob]] [[FreudianExcuse after getting into an argument with Mr. Krabs]]. Spongebob becomes so fed up with Squidward's attitude that he forcefully drags Squidward back to the Krusty Krab just in time to hear Mr. Krabs say this:

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', after Squidward [[TookALevelInJerkAss [[TookALevelInJerkass started freeloading off of Spongebob]] SpongeBob]] [[FreudianExcuse after getting into an argument with Mr. Krabs]]. Spongebob Krabs]], [=SpongeBob=] becomes so fed up with Squidward's attitude that he forcefully drags Squidward back to the Krusty Krab just in time to hear Mr. Krabs say this:


--> '''Bellefuille:''' Yeah but we have an expression here. WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately

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--> '''Bellefuille:''' Yeah but we have an expression here. WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately"What have you done for me ''lately''?"


** [[DumbIsGood There's]] [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer a]] [[HumansAreBastards very]] [[HonorBeforeReason good]] [[StatusQuoIsGod reason]] [[IdiotBall for]] [[ConflictBall it]].

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* Said word-for-word at the end of ''[[Film/SuperTroopers Super Troopers 2]]'' where, after Archambault has given an impassioned speech about how he was wrong about the Americans and you think they've become FireForgedFriends, they learn the takeover isn't happening and ''immediately'' begin fighting once more:
--> '''Rabbit:''' Hey! We just saved your lives do you remember that?!
--> '''Bellefuille:''' Yeah but we have an expression here. WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately


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* And as mentioned above, there's Music/JanetJackson.
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** Also in a Treehouse of Horror episode when Krusty [[TookALevelInJerkAss ruins mural that Maggie likes]]. This makes Homer and Maggie very upset, which leads to this exchange between Krusty and his agent [[spoiler:right before Homer murders Krusty]].

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** Also in a Treehouse of Horror episode when Krusty [[TookALevelInJerkAss ruins a daycare mural that Maggie likes]]. likes]] (because they hadnt paid to use his image). This makes Homer and Maggie very upset, which leads to this exchange between Krusty and his agent [[spoiler:right before Homer accidently murders Krusty]].

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[[folder:Jokes]]
* There are many variations of [[http://www.smart-jokes.org/god-tenure-university.html Why God Will Never Get Tenure]], but most if not all of them include "he created the world, but what has he done since then?"
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[[folder: Stand-Up Comedy]]
* Naturally, it's also a lengthy bit in Creator/EddieMurphy's stand-up special ''Raw''.

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[[folder: Stand-Up Comedy]]
Video Games]]
* Naturally, it's also In ''VideoGame/ImmortalCitiesChildrenOfTheNile'', you play as the city's ruling dynasty and have a lengthy bit in Creator/EddieMurphy's stand-up special ''Raw''.Prestige score that naturally degrades over time, requiring a steady stream of monuments and exploits to prevent your educated elite from packing up and leaving.


-->'''Riley''': What's Granddad done for me lately?\\
'''Huey''': He gave you life.\\
'''Riley''': What's he done for me ''lately?''\\
'''Huey''': He got you a Playstation for Christmas.\\
'''Riley''': It's March already! ''What has he done for me lately?''

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-->'''Riley''': -->'''Riley:''' What's Granddad done for me lately?\\
'''Huey''': '''Huey:''' He gave you life.\\
'''Riley''': '''Riley:''' What's he done for me ''lately?''\\
'''Huey''': '''Huey:''' He got you a Playstation for Christmas.\\
'''Riley''': '''Riley:''' It's March already! ''What has he done for me lately?''



-->'''Reg:''' But apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
-->'''Xerxes:''' Brought peace?
-->'''Reg:''' Oh, ''peace''!... Shut up!

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-->'''Reg:''' But apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
-->'''Xerxes:'''
us?\\
'''Xerxes:'''
Brought peace?
-->'''Reg:'''
peace?\\
'''Reg:'''
Oh, ''peace''!... Shut up!



-->'''Gwen''': Why won't you help me?! What did I ever do to you?!\\
'''Bun-Bun''': The question you should ask is, what did you ever do ''for'' me?

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-->'''Gwen''': -->'''Gwen:''' Why won't you help me?! What did I ever do to you?!\\
'''Bun-Bun''': '''Bun-Bun:''' The question you should ask is, what did you ever do ''for'' me?



-->'''Dr. Gero''': What have I ever done to you?
-->'''Piccolo''': Pretty sure you vaporized half a city.
-->'''Dr. Gero''': I meant ''recently''!
-->'''Piccolo''': That was an ''hour'' ago.
-->'''Dr. Gero''': Semantics!

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-->'''Dr. Gero''': Gero:''' What have I ever done to you?
-->'''Piccolo''':
you?\\
'''Piccolo''':
Pretty sure you vaporized half a city.
-->'''Dr. Gero''':
city.\\
'''Dr. Gero:'''
I meant ''recently''!
-->'''Piccolo''':
''recently''!\\
'''Piccolo:'''
That was an ''hour'' ago.
-->'''Dr. Gero''':
ago.\\
'''Dr. Gero:'''
Semantics!



-->'''Krusty''': What have you done for me lately?\\
'''Bart''': I got you that danish.\\
'''Krusty''': And I'll never forget it.

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-->'''Krusty''': -->'''Krusty:''' What have you done for me lately?\\
'''Bart''': '''Bart:''' I got you that danish.\\
'''Krusty''': '''Krusty:''' And I'll never forget it.



-->'''Homer''': ''(referring to an excretion in his lunchbox)'' It was probably that stupid cat.\\
'''Marge''': That cat saved your life.\\
'''Homer''': What has he done for me lately?\\
'''Marge''': He woke you up when you stopped breathing last night.\\
'''Homer''': Yeah, but he ate the last can of tuna.\\
'''Lisa''': Dad, you ate the last can of tuna.\\
'''Homer''': Everyone's against me.

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-->'''Homer''': --->'''Homer:''' ''(referring to an excretion in his lunchbox)'' It was probably that stupid cat.\\
'''Marge''': '''Marge:''' That cat saved your life.\\
'''Homer''': '''Homer:''' What has he done for me lately?\\
'''Marge''': '''Marge:''' He woke you up when you stopped breathing last night.\\
'''Homer''': '''Homer:''' Yeah, but he ate the last can of tuna.\\
'''Lisa''': '''Lisa:''' Dad, you ate the last can of tuna.\\
'''Homer''': '''Homer:''' Everyone's against me.



-->'''Krusty''': ''(on the phone with his agent)'' Entertain the Troops? No way! What have ''they'' ever done for me?!

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-->'''Krusty''': --->'''Krusty:''' ''(on the phone with his agent)'' Entertain the Troops? No way! What have ''they'' ever done for me?!



-->'''Mr. Krabs''': ''(on the phone)'' Donate to the children's fund? Why? What have children ever done for me?

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-->'''Mr. Krabs''': Krabs:''' ''(on the phone)'' Donate to the children's fund? Why? What have children ever done for me?


* Used frequently in ''TheBoondocks''.

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* Used frequently in ''TheBoondocks''.''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''.


* Creator/KurtVonnegut has Winston Niles Rumfoord in ''TheSirensOfTitan'' use this line with the Tralfamadorian messenger Salo, and referring to it as an old joke, and not a very good one.

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* Creator/KurtVonnegut has Winston Niles Rumfoord in ''TheSirensOfTitan'' ''Literature/TheSirensOfTitan'' use this line with the Tralfamadorian messenger Salo, and referring to it as an old joke, and not a very good one.


** In their defense, education, sanitation, wine, public order, and roads existed in pre-Roman Israel. The Pythons were just [[RuleOfFunny generally spoofing]] resistance fighters against occupations that raised the standard of living [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality instead of trying to remain perfectly true to history]].


* In the WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic's MonsterSquad review, he forms his own squad based on 80's movies with no girls allowed. Tamara is obviously excluded and spends the episode trying to get in. Since she's locked outside the room, she's the only one able to fight back when a 'reality monster' attacks. At the end of the episode, she makes a final plea for acceptance, stating that she destroyed the monster. The boys want to know what she's done for them lately, and when she points out that it just happened, they insist she provide an example she can prove.

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* In the WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic's MonsterSquad Series/MonsterSquad review, he forms his own squad based on 80's movies with no girls allowed. Tamara is obviously excluded and spends the episode trying to get in. Since she's locked outside the room, she's the only one able to fight back when a 'reality monster' attacks. At the end of the episode, she makes a final plea for acceptance, stating that she destroyed the monster. The boys want to know what she's done for them lately, and when she points out that it just happened, they insist she provide an example she can prove.

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