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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ljFaKRTrI "This was a triumph. I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS. It's hard to overstate my satisfaction..."]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]The [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome closing credits song]] of the first game, "[[Music/JonathanCoulton Still Alive]]", is also immensely popular, with lines often taken out of context, most notably "This was a triumph" etcetera in response to anything good.[[/labelnote]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ljFaKRTrI "This was a triumph. I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS. It's hard to overstate my satisfaction..."]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]The [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic closing credits song]] of the first game, "[[Music/JonathanCoulton Still Alive]]", is also immensely popular, with lines often taken out of context, most notably "This was a triumph" etcetera in response to anything good.[[/labelnote]]


*** I don't want lemons, I want pictures of Spider-Man! [[labelnote:Explanation]]J.K. Simmons, the voice of Cave Johnson, also played J. Jonah Jameson in the ''{{Spider-Man}}'' films, resulting in a lot of moments and jokes such as these.[[/labelnote]]

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*** I don't want lemons, I want pictures of Spider-Man! [[labelnote:Explanation]]J.K. Simmons, the voice of Cave Johnson, also played J. Jonah Jameson in the ''{{Spider-Man}}'' ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' films, resulting in a lot of moments and jokes such as these.[[/labelnote]]


** "Chariots chariots." [[labelnote:Explanation]]From the over half hour of additional dialogue added with the Perpetual Testing Initiative (read: user-designed test chambers). Cave first says that due to the multiversal nature of the program, he'll precede all of his messages with "chariots" so the tester knows it's Earth Prime Cave. When he realizes there's a universe where his counterpart for no discernible reason says "Chariots" before his sentences, he adds another one on for good measure. Then Dark Cave Johnson starts saying "Chariots chariots chariots."[[/labelnote]]

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** "Chariots chariots." [[labelnote:Explanation]]From the over half hour of additional dialogue added with the Perpetual Testing Initiative (read: user-designed test chambers). Cave first says that due to the multiversal nature of the program, [[TrustPassword he'll precede all of his messages with "chariots" so the tester knows it's Earth Prime Cave.Cave]]. When he realizes there's a universe where his counterpart for no discernible reason says "Chariots" before his sentences, he adds another one on for good measure. Then Dark Cave Johnson starts saying "Chariots chariots chariots."[[/labelnote]]


** "Yeah, you know, I'm a black belt. In pretty much everything. Karate, [[VideoGame/TeamFortres2 Jarate]], Jiu Jitsu, Kick-punching, belt making, Taekwondo... ''Bedroom''." [[labelnote:Explanation]]The sphere also [[CargoShip openly flirts with Chell]].[[/labelnote]]

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** "Yeah, you know, I'm a black belt. In pretty much everything. Karate, [[VideoGame/TeamFortres2 [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Jarate]], Jiu Jitsu, Kick-punching, belt making, Taekwondo... ''Bedroom''." [[labelnote:Explanation]]The sphere also [[CargoShip openly flirts with Chell]].[[/labelnote]]


** "Yeah, you know, I'm a black belt. In pretty much everything. Karate, Larate, Jiu Jitsu, Kick-punching, belt making, Taekwondo... ''Bedroom''." [[labelnote:Explanation]]The sphere also [[CargoShip openly flirts with Chell]].[[/labelnote]]

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** "Yeah, you know, I'm a black belt. In pretty much everything. Karate, Larate, [[VideoGame/TeamFortres2 Jarate]], Jiu Jitsu, Kick-punching, belt making, Taekwondo... ''Bedroom''." [[labelnote:Explanation]]The sphere also [[CargoShip openly flirts with Chell]].[[/labelnote]]


* "Now You're [Verb]ing With Portals", "Now You're Thinking With [Noun]s." [[labelnote:Explanation]]From the advertising campaign, "Now you're thinking with portals". Often used when someone thinks of a weird but ultimately successful solution to a problem. The phrase may have originated from Nintendo slogan "Now you're playing with power!". One of GLaDOS' lines in Portal 2 co-op, when a robot dies, is "Now you're thinking with stupidity".[[/labelnote]]

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* "Now You're [Verb]ing With Portals", "Now You're Thinking With [Noun]s." [[labelnote:Explanation]]From the advertising campaign, "Now you're thinking with portals". Often used when someone thinks of a weird but ultimately successful solution to a problem. The phrase may have originated from Nintendo slogan "Now you're playing with power!". One of GLaDOS' [=GLaDOS=]' lines in Portal 2 co-op, when a robot dies, is "Now you're thinking with stupidity".[[/labelnote]]


* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ljFaKRTrI "This was a triumph. I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS. It's hard to overstate my satisfaction..."]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]The [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome closing credits song]] of the first game, "[[JonathanCoulton Still Alive]]", is also immensely popular, with lines often taken out of context, most notably "This was a triumph" etcetera in response to anything good.[[/labelnote]]

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ljFaKRTrI "This was a triumph. I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS. It's hard to overstate my satisfaction..."]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]The [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome closing credits song]] of the first game, "[[JonathanCoulton "[[Music/JonathanCoulton Still Alive]]", is also immensely popular, with lines often taken out of context, most notably "This was a triumph" etcetera in response to anything good.[[/labelnote]]


* A rare case of a meme that never was: In the end of the first game, outside the facility, a hoop falls in front of the player, quite close to the camera, bounces and falls to the side. For whatever reason, Valve thought this would become a meme and waited for the internet to start talking about "Hoopy the Hoop", as they called it. No such luck for them - Hoopy went mostly ignored, and "the cake is a lie" instead became the go-to ''Portal'' meme. Despite this, Hoopy can still be found in some random places in ''Portal 2''.

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* A rare case of a meme that never was: In the end of the first game, outside the facility, a hoop falls in front of the player, quite close to the camera, bounces and falls to the side. For whatever reason, [[ForcedMeme Valve thought this would become a meme meme]] and waited for the internet to start talking about "Hoopy the Hoop", as they called it. No such luck for them - Hoopy went mostly ignored, and "the cake is a lie" instead became the go-to ''Portal'' meme. Despite this, Hoopy can still be found in some random places in ''Portal 2''.


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*** I don't want lemons, I want pictures of Spider-Man! [[labelnote:Explanation]]J.K. Simmons, the voice of Cave Johnson, also played J. Jonah Jameson in the ''{{Spider-Man}}'' films, resulting in a lot of HeyItsThatVoice moments and subsequent jokes such as these.[[/labelnote]]

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*** I don't want lemons, I want pictures of Spider-Man! [[labelnote:Explanation]]J.K. Simmons, the voice of Cave Johnson, also played J. Jonah Jameson in the ''{{Spider-Man}}'' films, resulting in a lot of HeyItsThatVoice moments and subsequent jokes such as these.[[/labelnote]]


* {{The cake is a lie}} [[MadnessMantra the cake is a lie]] [[RoomFullOfCrazy the cake is a lie]]---- [[labelnote:Explanation]]Both [=GLaDOS=] and the escapee Doug Rattmann are a little cake obsessed, and later in the game there is a room where the phrase is written over and over again. Used when something is an obvious scam or whenever cake is mentioned. This one is definitely a DiscreditedMeme; using it in most Internet circles will get people seriously annoyed and in certain places probably get you banned.[[/labelnote]]

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* {{The cake is a lie}} [[MadnessMantra the cake is a lie]] [[RoomFullOfCrazy the cake is a lie]]---- [[labelnote:Explanation]]Both [=GLaDOS=] and the escapee Doug Rattmann are a little cake obsessed, and later in the game there is a room where the phrase is written scrawled over and over again. Used when something is an obvious scam or whenever cake is mentioned. This one is definitely a DiscreditedMeme; using it in most Internet circles will get people seriously annoyed and in certain places probably get you banned.[[/labelnote]]


* A rare case of a meme that never was: In the end of the first game, outside the facility, a hoop falls in front of the player, quite close to the camera, bounces and falls to the side. For whatever reason, Valve thought this would become a meme and waited for the internet to start talking about "Hoopy the Hoop", as they called it. No such luck for them - Hoopy went mostly ignored, and "The cake is a lie" instead became the go-to Portal meme. Despite this, Hoopy can still be found in some random places in Portal 2.

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* A rare case of a meme that never was: In the end of the first game, outside the facility, a hoop falls in front of the player, quite close to the camera, bounces and falls to the side. For whatever reason, Valve thought this would become a meme and waited for the internet to start talking about "Hoopy the Hoop", as they called it. No such luck for them - Hoopy went mostly ignored, and "The "the cake is a lie" instead became the go-to Portal ''Portal'' meme. Despite this, Hoopy can still be found in some random places in Portal 2.''Portal 2''.


* "You will be baked[[spoiler:, and then there will be]] cake." [[labelnote:Explanation]][=GLaDOS=], resident NinjaButterfly[=/=]MissionControl[=/=]BigBad, is an immensely popular FountainOfMemes for her dark, dark comedy, with nearly ''every single one'' of her lines repeated or mutated in some form. Some other examples are listed below. Note that this example is what shows up in the subtitles, but you hear the full line.[[/labelnote]]

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* "You will be baked[[spoiler:, and then there will be]] cake." [[labelnote:Explanation]][=GLaDOS=], resident NinjaButterfly[=/=]MissionControl[=/=]BigBad, ExpositionFairy[=/=]MissionControl[=/=]BigBad, is an immensely popular FountainOfMemes for her dark, dark comedy, with nearly ''every single one'' of her lines repeated or mutated in some form. Some other examples are listed below. Note that this example is what shows up in the subtitles, but you hear the full line.[[/labelnote]]

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* A rare case of a meme that never was: In the end of the first game, outside the facility, a hoop falls in front of the player, quite close to the camera, bounces and falls to the side. For whatever reason, Valve thought this would become a meme and waited for the internet to start talking about "Hoopy the Hoop", as they called it. No such luck for them - Hoopy went mostly ignored, and "The cake is a lie" instead became the go-to Portal meme. Despite this, Hoopy can still be found in some random places in Portal 2.


* "How are you holding up? ''Because I'm a potato.''" [[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers)]]About halfway through ''Portal 2'' [=GLaDOS=] gets attached to a potato, and says this. [[FanNickname Also known as "PotatOS"]], taken from the developer commentary.[[/labelnote]]

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* "How are you holding up? ''Because I'm a potato.''" [[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers)]]About halfway through ''Portal 2'' [=GLaDOS=] gets attached to a potato, and says this. [[FanNickname Also known as "PotatOS"]], taken from the developer commentary.commentary, and the official soundtrack features a track "[=PotatOS Lament=]".[[/labelnote]]

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