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Before adding an example, make sure it doesn't belong there instead.²%%²[[DescribeTopicHere Describe Shaped Like Itself here by self-demonstrating it.]]²²To say that a thing is shaped like itself is a tautology, a truthful phrase with no informational content, an unnecessary repetition of words meaning the same thing: "Free gratis" or "I can see it with my own eyes" or "It is what it is."²²Usually the redundancy has a purpose, though. Among them:²* As intensification: "kills bugs dead";²* For clarification: "pin" and "PIN" sound identical, so adding "number" makes it clearer;²* Because people don't realise an acronym already contains the word: "ATM" stands for "Automated Teller Machine", but some don't know that and thus say "ATM machine";²* For calling attention to the property of a thing, even if it's inherent: "he draws beautifully round circles";²* To describe something as boring: describing a sofa as sofa-colored [[DamnedByFaintPraise implies that its color is generic and unremarkable]];²* Or it's just a more concise and glib way of phrasing things: compare "the state of being of this object is permanent and any attempts to modify its state are futile" with "it is what it is".²²Furthermore, sometimes the concepts being used are not actually identical (e.g. [[Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents "Not only am I very intelligent, I'm also very smart!"]]). So, many apparent tautologies are worth thinking deeply about, as they often contain surprising insights. ²²Tautology is also used as an important foundational principle in formal logic and philosophy, where it's known as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_noncontradiction Law of Noncontradiction]]: "A is A, and is not non-A." The Law itself is an example, since it's a logical axiom, meaning any logical proof of the Law of Noncontradiction would have to depend on the Law of Noncontradiction to be a logical proof. In other words: Tautologies are true because tautologies are true.²²The name [[JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples comes from]] Creator/WilliamShakespeare, who used tautologies a lot. In ''Theatre/AntonyAndCleopatra'' during a drunk scene:²²->'''Lepidus:''' What manner o' thing is your crocodile?\²'''Antony:''' It is [[TropeNamers shap'd, sir, like itself]], and it is as broad as it hath breadth; it is just as high as it is, and moves with its own organs. It lives by that which nourisheth it, and the elements once out of it, it transmigrates.\²'''Lepidus:''' What color is it of?\²'''Antony:''' Of its own color too.\²'''Lepidus:''' 'Tis a strange serpent.\²'''Antony:''' 'Tis so. And [[CrocodileTears the tears of it]] [[CaptainObvious are wet.]]²²This article was brought to you by the DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment, the [[RuleOfThree Department]] [[SelfDemonstratingArticle that brought you this article]]. Since it is 100 percent true while imparting no new information, this is a subtrope of MathematiciansAnswer, which is a supertrope of this. Related to ADogNamedDog, RecursiveAcronym, CaptainObvious, ElNinoIsSpanishForTheNino, EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep, ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, and TheTropeWithoutATitle, which are some articles to which this one is related. Can often overlap and sound the same as BuffySpeak (see the numerous examples below). Contrast CircularReasoning, which can resemble this but is logically fallacious.²²----²!!Illustrative Examples:²[[index]]²* [[ShapedLikeItself/LiveActionTV Live-Action TV with either Actors or Non-Actors in Television]]²* [[ShapedLikeItself/VideoGames Electronic Video Games Which Can Be Played Via Digital Apparatuses (Video Games)]]²* [[ShapedLikeItself/RealLife The Non-Fictitious Real World That is Real (Real Life)]]²[[/index]]²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Advertising Commercials]]²* The slogan for Raid insecticides has long been, "Kills bugs dead."²* "Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers taste fresh."²* A Dutch commercial for Heinz Pasta Sauce ended with the phrase "Heinz Pasta Sauce: sauce to put on pasta."²* A radio station in Chicago once advertised: "[[TriviallyObvious Of all the radio stations in Chicago... we're one of them.]]"²* An advertisement for the City Rail 14 Day Rail Pass in Australia: "14 Day Rail Pass. Like the 7 Day Rail Pass, but lasts twice as long."²* Australian brewery Carlton & United's slogan for its flagship Carlton Draught: "Made from beer."²* Milo ad campaign : "That's not cool, but MILO with cold milk's cool, 'cause it's made with cold milk."²* A new apartment block overlooking Slough railway station--on a major commuter route to/from London--carried a hoarding making the sensible observation: "If you lived here, you'd be home by now."²** [[WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} "...And bored out of your mind."]]²** The same slogan was also used to advertise a new apartment block overlooking Ruislip Underground station, likewise on a major route into and out of London.²** This type of slogan is less about tautology and more directed at commuters passing by; “Living here would make a much shorter trip for you”.²* Spoofed in a set of ads for Nationwide Insurance, featuring "The World's Greatest Spokesman in the World!"²* The ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack'' shop page (apparently no longer functioning) is called the STORE-Mart, and features the catchy slogan "We Sell Various Items To You".²* Local Liquor's slogan is "There's one near you". Which works great for TV ads. Emblazoned on the store that you're standing in front of? Notsomuch...²* A UsefulNotes/McDonalds ad. "This new Zesty Mango [=McMini=] is really zesty." This is then emphasized by a trio of women who sing the word "Zesty" in a motown style.²* A particularly bad example is the radio ad campaign for South African Airways Business Class. For some reason they thought it would be a good idea to end each ad with this: "So, fly South African Airways Business Class. Business Class: 'For Business'."²* An oddly provincial advert for broadband Internet informs us that a [[OopNorth Yorkshireman's]] [[IGaveMyWord word]] is "rock solid, like Yorkshire stone!" Well, maybe, but how solid is their rock? (And more to the point, [[WhatWereTheySellingAgain what the hell has it got to do with broadband?]])²* According to a TV advert for ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'', DK "rampages through your living room like an ape rampaging through your living room."²* Apple's 2011 iPhone campaign stated that "If you don't have an iPhone.... well, then you don't have an iPhone."²* "Our bank's debit card gives you the security of a Personal PIN Number!"²* Nabisco was originally called National Biscuit Company before they shortened it to Nabisco. Much later, they decided that Nabisco now stands for Nabisco Biscuit Company. Which, when you think about it, stands for Nabisco Biscuit Company Biscuit Company. Which stands for Nabisco Biscuit Company Biscuit Company Biscuit Company... You eat the red Ritz, and I'll show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.²* Often in commercials we are told "If you are not completely satisfied, return it, but keep X as a free gift." Have you ever heard of a gift that wasn't free?²* Red Dog beer once got in trouble because consumers assumed it was red in color. They launched an advertising campaign to correct this misapprehension: "Is it red? No. It's regular colored."²* Red Rock Cider: {{Defied|Trope}} "It's not red, and there's no rocks in it."²* There is a Dr. Pepper ad where the head of a biker gang asks some guy what Dr. Pepper tastes like. The guy can only describe it as, "It tastes like Dr. Pepper." The biker is not amused. After beating the guy up, the biker drinks some Dr. Pepper and agrees, "This DOES taste like Dr. Pepper."²* According to the commercials, Jack in the Box's "Munchie Meals" each come with "a drink you can drink". As opposed to the ones you can't. ²* Back when mail-order computer retailers were still a thing, magazine ads (instead of crediting all the various trademarks to their respective companies) would say "Trademarks are the property of their owners".²* "It's a pillow, it's a pet... It's a Pillow Pet."²* Chrysler Superbowl 2014 commercial: "Is there anything more American...than America?"²* The slogan for the Bank of Chile is... "The Bank of Chile."²* A 2015 commercial for AT&T U-Verse Internet features a family in a house where everything is unreliable and breaking down--except their Internet. The slogan mentions that U-Verse has "reliability you can rely on".²* Radio station identification: "This is WJZ New York. No other station can make that statement!"²* An old Creator/CartoonNetwork "We'll be right back" bumper for ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' had Ed announcing "When we get back from where we are going, we are going back where we were. I know people there."²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Japanese Anime Cartoons From the Far East]]²* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': ²** "[[CaptainObvious People die if they are killed.]]" [[BlindIdiotTranslation It was supposed to be]] something like "People who are killed [[DeathIsCheap are supposed to stay dead]]." [[ItMakesSenseInContext Makes a bit more sense in the context]] of the next line, "That's the way it should be."²** The ''Anime/FateStayNightUnlimitedBladeWorks'' anime brought this line: "The Archer class really is made up of Archers!" Archer, who ''does'' favor twin shortswords over bow and arrow, suspects that Rin was mocking him in saying this.²** Also from ''Unlimited Blade Works'' is Shirou's "Just because you're correct doesn't mean you're right!", which in context is probably supposed to mean "just because you've got your facts correct doesn't mean your conclusions are right".²*** The Japanese is more to the effect of, "Just because you're (logically) correct, doesn't mean you are (morally) right!". In context, Archer is telling Shirou to give up on his idealistic but impossible dream that will only hurt him in the future when he fails. Shirou acknowledges that it's impossible, but continues by insisting that just because it's impossible doesn't mean it isn't beautiful.²* In ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', Kyon [[LampshadeHanging finds himself]] slipping into this:²-->'''Kyon:''' What does Haruhi Suzumiya mean to me? Haruhi is Haruhi, and nothing but Haruhi... great, I'm using tautology to dodge the question.²** Also, in "Endless Eight":²-->'''Haruhi:''' Summer should be like summer, so we have to do summery activities.²* ''LightNovel/KokoroConnect'': The gang is being harassed by an alien who uses mind-control to make them do embarrassing things. In Iori's case, nobody notices a difference.²-->'''Inaban:''' They seemed to write it off as Iori being herself.²-->'''Iori:''' That was the worst part! If everyone thinks I'm being myself when I suddenly shout "Yahoo!" in the middle of class, what does that say?²-->'''Taichi:''' That you're the sort of person who likes to shout "Yahoo!" in the middle of class.²* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'': "Lain is Lain... [[ContemplateOurNavels but am I really myself]]?"²* From ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': "That which is, [[ContemplateOurNavels is.]]", "I am… myself." (though it's meant to be intentional [[MindScrew mindscrew]] and [[FauxSymbolism symbolic]].)²* ''Manga/LuckyStar'';²-->'''Konata:''' What's a Blue Hawaii?²-->'''Kagami:''' It's... uh... Blue-Hawaii-Flavored, I guess...²* [[http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g156/silvercrescent17/shapedlikeitself.jpg This]] example from ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''.²-->'''Kazumi:''' It's called a school festival. It's a festival organized by the school.²** Pardonable since Japanese has a special word for "school festival" ("gakuensai") that can't be produced by saying either "school" ("gakkou") or "festival" ("matsuri").²* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', the legendary ''[[PowerTrio Sannin]]'' (lit. "three ninja") are often called "the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Three Sannin]]" in translations.²** Something between this and IAmNotShazam is referring to the nine-tailed demon fox as "The 9-Tailed Kyuubi" (or other tailed beasts in a similar manner) as if "kyuubi" was a proper name, but it just means "nine tails" and we don't learn the real name of it ([[spoiler:Kurama]]) or any of the other tailed beasts' names but Shukaku until very late in the series.²* ''Anime/KaitouTenshiTwinAngel'' becomes redundant when the title is translated -- ''Thief Angel Twin Angel''.²* Many anime subtitles will translate the sentence "''hitori wa sabishii''" as "being alone is lonely."²** As pointed out elsewhere on this wiki, "being alone is lonely" technically isn't a tautology, since you can be alone but not lonely.[[note]]That's assuming the word "lonely" as used here means "sad from being alone" and not simply "alone," which is another definition of the word and which ''would'' make this a tautology.[[/note]] [[BlindIdiotTranslation Still awkward as hell]].²* The Translation Notes in Vol 23 of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has this wonderful bit where the Publishers explain a censored LawyerFriendlyCameo of XX-puta.²-->We won't tell you what it is but it starts with L and rhymes with "[[Anime/CastleInTheSky Laputa]]".²** There's also Ako's NoJustNoReaction moment when Yuuna talks about [[ParentalIncest giving her father a deep kiss]]:²-->'''Ako''': No, no, no, that's not okay! That's just...not okay!²* A moment in the beginning of ''Anime/XxxHolic'' encounters this:²--> '''Watanuki''': What's a Mokona?²--> '''Yuko''': A Mokona's a Mokona. You count them one Mokona, two Mokona then you stop because there's only two Mokona.²** It's a small running gag that, whenever Watanuki calls Mokona something (i.e., an animal), his reply will be "Mokona's not an [animal], Mokona's a Mokona!"²* ''Manga/KOn'': "[[MemeticMutation Fun things are fun.]]"²* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': The {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Edward's description of herself: "But... Edward IS Edward!" ItMakesSenseInContext in that she's a ThirdPersonPerson.²* In ''Manga/DragonBall'':²** before the [[BrokenBase hotly contested]] translation of "Saiyan", the race that Goku et. al belong to were often referred by the English fandom as either "the Saiyajin peoples" or "the Saiyajin race" despite the fact that "-jin" ''means'' "people/race".²** Also in ''Dragon Ball'', Goku's master is known as "Master Roshi" in the English dub of the anime. Quite a tautology if you have in mind that "Roshi" means "Master" or "Teacher" in Chinese; so his name would be "Master Master."²* The Crunchyroll sub of the first episode of ''Manga/GalaxyExpress999'' includes the line "Let's just do all that we can. That's all we can do."²* The dub of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' has the line: [[HotBlooded "GOD'S ARMY IS THE ARMY OF GOD!"]]²* In the ''[[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Moon Stars]]'' manga, Usagi asks Chibi Chibi who she truly is. Chibi Chibi responds with something among the lines of "I am I." Usagi contemplates it seriously for a moment before getting annoyed that Chibi Chibi completely dodged the question.²* In ''Anime/{{Mahoraba}}'' the six year old personality goes on a large tangent of this: "Nanako is Nanako. Nanako is Nanako so it's Nanako. If Nanako wasn't Nanako then Nanako wouldn't be Nanako but Nanako..."²* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'': "The power of [[AppliedPhlebotinum The Power]]..." This is because the latter is GratuitousEnglish, so it originally went "ZA PAWAA no chikara..." (Still, who knows why didn't they use "strength" or something)²** [[http://www.jamendo.com/es/track/44370 The Power of the Power of the Power of the Great Sword!]]²*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScIu5qrMaxQ The Power of the Power of the Power of the Power of the Power...]]²* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' [[InvertedTrope inverts this]]; the final episode's {{Suspiciously Specific|Denial}} [[ThisIsAWorkOfFiction Disclaimer]] states that any resemblance between this show and ''itself'' is purely coincidental. It's ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei''. [[WidgetSeries They]] [[MindScrew weren't]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs lying]].²* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' at the end of Onikakushi-hen, you get this:²-->'''Keiichi:''' "Manager"...who is that?²-->'''Mion:''' Kei-chan, you don't know? The Manager is the Manager.²-->(...)²-->'''Keiichi:''' I mean...who is the "Manager".²-->'''Rena:''' The Manager is Manager-san.²-->'''Keiichi:''' So, WHO IS IT?!²-->'''Mion and Rena:''' [[EvilLaugh AHAHAHAHAHAHA!]]²* In the ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia Paint it White'' movie, while having a picnic with Liechtenstein, Switzerland says of the sandwich he is eating "I think it taste like sandwich".²* A GagSub in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' gave the fans this: "Panzer vor means Panzer vor."²* ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent'' had this precious line from Precia in Chapter 3, which shows why you shouldn't let {{Doting Parent}}s commentate on their children's matches if you want any useful information:²--> '''Precia:''' Allow me to explain. "Paper Fan Smash" is Alicia's super-cute [[PaperFanOfDoom paper fan technique]]. ... That is all!\²'''Amy''': [[LampshadeHanging That didn't explain anything...]] ²* [[SelfDemonstratingArticle The Pokemon in]] ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' that don't have formal names are all technically examples of this. For instance, Ash has a Pikachu named Pikachu.²** One episode features a band of Diglett thieves known as "The band of Diglett Thieves". They used to have a more creative name, but the old geezers that they harassed could never remember it.²* In the English dub for ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'', Halekulani commands a group of dangerous thugs called "A Group of Dangerous Thugs".²* In the second episode of ''[[Manga/KurokoNoBasuke Kuroko's Basketball]]'' we get a [[http://i66.tinypic.com/iqvk07.jpg visual example]] where the speaker and the article he's reading from are translated at the same time. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Asian Animation Cartoons from the Far East]]²* The theme song for the ''VideoGame/MolesWorld'' animated series points out that there are two curved curves on Molele's face. As opposed to straight curves.²* ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf'': In ''Pleasant Goat Fun Class: Chapter of Animals & Plants'' episode 2, Weslie feels the need to point out that "Tree squirrels live in the trees, ground squirrels live in grounds, and rock squirrels live in rock crevices!" as if it weren't already easy to tell by reading the names of the types of squirrels he describes.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Graphical Sequential Comics]]²* Ask yourself, what does the DC in Creator/DCComics stand for? It stands for Detective Comics, the name of their first and once bestselling series. Now think about that for a moment. Detective Comics Comics. A letters column once explained the logic behind the company still being DC Comics, stating that news of a new "DC launch" might upset some of our foreign friends. While the company is officially DC Entertainment now... one of its subsidiaries is DC Comics.²* ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'' ²** The hideout is in the La Brea Tar Pits, where "La Brea" is Spanish for "the tar". These are found both in RealLife Los Angeles and in the comic book ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}''. The redundancy is also commented upon within the pages of ''Runaways'', where the the tar tar pits appear.²** Also, while Molly is pushing against a giant monster's foot:²--->'''Molly:''' His foot smells like ''feet''!²* The stupid, stupid rat creatures in ''Comicbook/{{Bone}}'' occasionally use this:²-->"Do something quick, small mammal, before we are all ''killed'' to ''death''!"²* ''Comicbook/CountdownToFinalCrisis'', which counted down to ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis'', has Superboy-Prime treating the Monarch with the ''Buffy'' quote below.²-->"[[Memes/{{Comics}} I'll kill you to death!]]"²* ''ComicBook/{{Buck Godot|ZapGunForHire}}''. Most of the reasons for the Winslow's importance. "The Winslow is the exact shape and size of the Perfect Lizard of Love, which, of course, is the Winslow."²* ''Comicbook/{{Hellboy}}'' (He's a boy from Hell): "When I ''do'' you, you're ''done''!"²* From ''Villains United'', a comic about a union of villains:²-->'''Scandal''': [[ThatLiarLies Cheshire is a liar! She lies!]]²* In ''Comicbook/DRAndQuinch'' stories, things are often described in this manner by whichever character is narrating. For example, the hatchway of a spacecraft is described in one story as opening "with a sound just like the sound of a hatchway opening."²* One issue of ''Comicbook/TheSimpsons'' shows Bart, Milhouse, and Martin looking over all the new summer comics in the comic-book shop - and, of course, most of them feature [[NinetiesAntiHero snarling renegade "heroes"]] or [[MostCommonSuperPower impossibly buxom super-women]] on their covers. Two of the comics have the titles "Deathkill" and "Killdeath" - which qualifies as a double example.²* In ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' issue "The Hunt", a character tells a fairy story in which one of the strange objects the hero accumulates is a small bone he had carved into the shape of a small bone.²-->'''Celeste''': A small bone that he had ''what?''²-->'''Grandfather''': Carved into the shape of a small bone.²-->'''Celeste''': But it was a small bone ''already''.²-->'''Grandfather''': He carved it into the shape of a ''different'' small bone, all right?²* ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' plays with this.²-->'''Stephen Stills''': The first band we're up against is [[VideoGame/CrashNTheBoys Crash and the Boys.]]²-->'''Scott''': Oh, aren't they [[TheOneWith that one band with]] Crash... and those boys?²* In one of the page-long stories of ''[[ComicBooks Rychlé šípy]]'', the most popular old Czech comics, Rychlonožka needs the services of a clock-repairer, whose shop is however closed at the moment. When you look closely, the "Closed" sign actually reads "When I'm not here, I'm away."²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Fan-written Fan Works Made by Fans]]²* This ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' [[http://drawntogether69.proboards23.com/index.cgi?board=fanfiction&action=display&thread=1165 fanfic]] contains the line "Sweetcakes believe in efficiency. You get more done that way."²* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', (TheAbridgedSeries of ''Anime/YuGiOh''):²--> '''Marik''': Foolish fools!²** Used by Yami and Anubis in ''[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Yu-Gi-Oh The Abridged Movie]]'':²-->'''Yami:''' Only one duelist can be the star of this movie, and it's not the duelist that's not me!\²'''Anubis:''' You're going to die! And then you'll be dead! Because I killed you!²* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4818073/1/PAIN_NOTE_THE_RESSUREKSHUN_OF_RAY_PEMBER This]] fanfic for ''Manga/DeathNote'' had this description:²--> ''The smoke was flying around his head and it shone in the sun like a shiny cloud of smoke.''²* The infamous ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' had this:²-->He didn't have a nose (basically like Voldemort in the movie) and he was wearing all black but it was obvious he wasn't gothic. It was...... Voldemort!²** In another scene, Ebony asks for a four-letter word for dirt.²*** Obviously the answer is soil...²* In ''Fanfic/LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami'', Blud enjoys eating "blood bananas" that are made out of blood.²** Also, many other examples. Including the "nuclear bom went off like a bom", though perhaps this could be saying that it went off like a bomb but not a nuclear one, since all it really does is scratch the paint on Soichiro's car.²* ''FanFic/DarkSecrets'' has the following {{Narm}}ful line before CoitusEnsues:²-->" Are you sure? " [[[Literature/HarryPotter Draco]]] asked, making sure [[UsefulNotes/HowDoIUsedTense this is what she wanted.]]²** Dialogue tags that reiterate the dialogue they're describing are infuriatingly common in fanfic, especially when SaidBookism is also in play.²* "Gay, Bejewelled, Nazi Bikers of Gor" frequently employs tautologies to mock [[Literature/{{Gor}} the original author's]] redundant writing.²-->The meal consisted of busk meat, which is a manly meat taken from the busk, those large, shambling animals used by Goreans for meat. In addition I had eaten several vulo eggs, these being the eggs of the birds that the Goreans call the vulo, and which the Goreans keep so they can eat their eggs. This was as well in addition to the so-turgey bread I had eaten with my busk meat and vulo eggs, the flour for this bread being taken from the so-turgey plant, which is grown on Gor by the peasant caste.²* In Jeffrey Wells's ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' fanfic ''A Brief Moment of Culture", the killer yogurt proves beyond Artie's powers of simile:²--> We stood before the slucking mass of yellow-tinged white yogurt that draped and spilled over the gerbil pens like some kind of ... obscene mutant dairy product or something.²* ''Fanfic/TalesOfTheUndiscoveredSwords'': [[EmotionlessBoy Sasanoyuki]] has a moment of this. It helps that he is a CaptainObvious.²-->'''Sasanoyuki:''' This dango tastes like a dango.²* Admiral Awesome's introductory line in Fanfic/TwilightSparklesAwesomeAdventure:²--> “I’m Admiral Awesome Yonasomun Armageddon, leader of the U. S. Army Saijin Brigade.” said Awesome Yonasomun Armageddon, leader of the U. S. Army Saijin Brigade.²* The original dialog is paraphrased briefly in a Star Trek story [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7631380/1/The-Wesley-The here]]²* At one point in ''Fanfic/{{Magnetism}}!'' Fluttershy hands Rainbow Dash what is described as a peach colored peach.²* Literally done in [[http://muffinshire.deviantart.com/art/Twilight-s-First-Dance-1-8-622600727 this page]] of ''[[Webcomic/TwilightsFirstDay Twilight's First Dance]]''.²-->'''Twilight Sparkle''': "I'm totally not square! I'm me-shaped, not square."²* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10588283/39/Came-Out-of-the-Darkness Came Out of the Darkness]]'' Draco Malfoy complains about the impossibility of getting a girl alone to ask her to the Yule Ball.²-->'''Draco:''' Don't understand why they keep grouping together like... groups of things that group together.²* ''VideoGame/{{Aveyond}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/UncertaintyPrinciple - A Runaway Bride'' involves a mystery box challenge, where the box was described as being a "very boxy box. Very, exceedingly, box."²* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4238196/26/Harry-Potter-and-the-Marauders-of-the-Mind Harry Potter and the Marauders of the Mind]]'' Draco Malfoy is referred to as "irritating Malfoy-shaped company."²* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5129090/8/I-m-Not-Going I'm Not Going]]'':²-->'''Dumbledore:''' I must question you about the troll. Tell me about it.\²'''Harry:''' It was troll shaped. And smelt bad.²* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8673659/3/Animagus-Mishap-SLOW-UPDATES Animagus Mishap]]'' a tan-colored potion tastes...tan.²* In ''The Sanctuary Telepath'' when Janine is asked to explain her relationship with James Watson:²--> '''Janine''': James is my... James.²* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8495269/chapters/19487653 To Reach Without]]'' a purple potion tastes purple.²* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8054239/25/White-Knights-and-Dark-Lords White Knights and Dark Lords]]'' Xander calls Willow "my Willow-shaped friend."²* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7412517/2/Black-White-and-Red-All-Over Black, White, and Red All Over]]'':²-->'''Willow:''' Buffy, Faith, can you head down and pick up Harry's stuff? I'd do it, but it's like super heavy.\²'''Buffy:''' Is that all we are to you, Willow? After all we've been through, are we really just pack mules to you?\²'''Willow:''' No, not just any pack mules. You're super special friend-shaped pack mules who I care for very much!²* In some AnthropomorphicPersonification or MoeAnthropomorphism circles, humanity tends to get personified as... a human. This gets a little awkward in situations where concepts on a larger scale get turned into people like planets or countries, leaving the personification of the very source of their form to be a little out of place (and often having the larger scale personifications wondering what they're supposed to be based off of).²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Funny Jokes]]²* A total inversion of this trope occurs in this joke from classic Greek philosophy times: "This is the portrait of Menodotis...which resembles about ''any'' Crethi and Plethi...in fact, everyone ''except'' Menodotis." Shades of [[Creator/AEVanVogt Null-A]]...²* Another inversion is the urban legend of celebrities entering lookalike contests of themselves and not getting the top prize.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Motion Picture Films That Move]]²* ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'': "That woman... is a woman!"²* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'': ²** "A gig is a gig is a gig. Is a ''gig.'' Don't you think you can put your history to the side, for the band? For the band? ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDOiPEy7Y6c For the band?]]''"²** "You cocky cock!"²* ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'': ²** "Inspector Clay is dead, murdered, and ''somebody's responsible''". This might be justified considering some''thing'' could have been responsible.²** [[FauxlosophicNarration "And remember my friends, future events such as these will affect you in the future."]]²** "Visits? That would indicate visitors."²** Although nonsensically averted with "Modern women. They been that way all down through the ages."²** "A small town, I'll admit, but nevertheless a town of people." As opposed to the ''other'' types of town.²** Or Paula Trent's response to her husband seeing a flying saucer:²-->'''Paula Trent:''' ...A flying saucer? You mean the kind from up there?²-->'''Jeff Trent:''' Yeah, either that or its counterpart.²* ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux'': "I will kill you until you die from it!"²* The term "Murder-death-kill" from ''Film/DemolitionMan''.²* ''Film/TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra'', an AffectionateParody of '50s {{B Movie}}s uses this ''a lot'' for humorous effect:²-->'''Dr. Paul Armstrong''': Seriously, Betty, you know what this meteor could mean to science. If we find it, and it's real, it could mean a lot. It could mean actual advances in the field of science.²* ''Film/MirrorMask'': "I shall slip unnoticed through the dark, like a [[BuffySpeak dark unnoticeable slippy thing]]."²* ''Film/TheHappening'': "Elliot's resilient."/"Yeah, he never gives up."²* The ShowWithinAShow ''Series/{{CSI}}'' parody in ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall'', starring Sarah Marshall, is called ''Crime Scene: Scene of the Crime''.²* ''Film/AFewGoodMen'': Colonel Jessup believes all danger is grave danger.²* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':²** The opening narration: "Legend tells of a legendary warrior whose kung-fu skills were the stuff of legend."²** The secret ingredient of the secret ingredient soup.²** The thousand demons of Demon Mountain.²** Master Shifu. "Shifu" means "master" in Chinese.²** Chor Ghom Prison. Guess what 'Chor Ghom' means?²* When Eric catches up to T-Bird in ''Film/TheCrow'', it takes a while for T-Bird to realize who he is. This is doubtless partially due to the makeup Draven wore, but it might also have been denial, as when he realizes it, he's so confused and frightened he fires off ''five'' of these statements in a row.²-->'''T-Bird:''' ... I know you. I knew I knew you; I ''knew'' I knew you... But you can't be you. This is the really real world. We killed you dead! There ain't no comin' back..."²* The Continuum Transfunctioner from '' Film/DudeWheresMyCar'' The Continuum Transfunctioner is a very mysterious and powerful device. Its power is exceeded only by its mystery, and its mystery is exceeded only by its power.²* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' gives us this classic Lucasism: "Their treasure was knowledge; ''knowledge'' was their treasure."²* The 1976 mystery spoof ''Film/MurderByDeath'' (a title that itself qualifies) includes this exchange early on:²-->'''Dick:''' It sounded as though somebody snipped the wire.²-->'''Dora:''' What did it sound like?²-->'''Dick:''' Snip.²* The ''title'' of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Colon Movie Film For Theaters''.²* A trailer for a Brazilian B-movie: "A killer assassin!"²* ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence''. Blame that on ExecutiveMeddling since they thought people would think the I was a 1. Yes, they thought we'd wonder if they'd made a movie about steak sauce...²* In the romantic comedy ''Film/IntolerableCruelty'', the main character is a member of the National Organization of Marital Attorneys, Nationwide (in other words, he's a divorce lawyer). This is for no other reason than for the organization to have the acronym [[FunWithAcronyms N.O.M.A.N.]] The organization's motto is [[{{Pun}} "Let N.O.M.A.N. put asunder."]]²* The La Trattoria from ''Mickey Blue Eyes''. Heavily lampshaded when they hang a lampshade on it.²* In ''Film/PootieTang'', Chris Rock's character has a friend who repeatedly ruins his rants by [[DontExplainTheJoke Explaining The Joke]] like this. For example, one rant ends with the line "And they won't let air in. [...] That's how exclusive a Biggie Shorty party is." His friend's response: "You know what else? It's hard to get in, too."²* The classic Mikey quote from ''Film/TheGoonies'': "Because it's their time! ''Their'' time! Up there. Down here, it's ''our'' time -- it's '''''our''''' time down here!" Martha Plimpton (Stef) even made fun of it in the cast commentary: "We reiterate that!"²* The movie title, ''Film/DeuceBigalow Male Gigolo''. Aren't all gigolos male by definition? Considering how much that movie does a weird gender inversion of anatomy-naming (e.g. shenis, man-gina,) this use of the trope was probably intentional.²* This exchange from Uwe Boll's ''Film/HouseOfTheDead'':²-->'''Rudy:''' You created it all so you can be immortal. Why?²-->'''MadScientist:''' To live forever.²* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'': ²** "...so any help you could give us would be most… helpful."²** "Yes, shrubberies are my trade. I am a shrubber. My name is Roger the Shrubber. I arrange, design, and sell shrubberies."²** "Three is the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four thou shalt not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. ''Five is right out''."²* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'': "You got a backdoor to this place?" "Yeah, it's in the back."²* ''Literature/FlowersForAlgernon'''s film adaptation ''Charly'' had Charlie Gordon give Ms. Kinnean a phrase from Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable to punctuate: "That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is that it? It is."²* ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate''. As ''manos'' is Spanish for "hands", the title when fully translated means, "Hands the hands of fate".²* In the test Spock is taking at the beginning of ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'', Spock is asked to give Kiri-Kin-Tha's first law of metaphysics. "Nothing unreal exists" is the answer.²* Once in every ''Film/AustinPowers'' movie.²** ''International Man Of Mystery:'' "Allow myself to introduce... myself."²** ''The Spy Who Shagged Me'': "You're one groovy baby... baby."²** From a deleted scene: "The plan will go ahead as... planned!"²* The contract scene in ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera''. ("The party of the first part shall be known in this contract as the party of the first part...")²* How Film/ForrestGump introduces himself to Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue: "My name's Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump."²* Shortly before the ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' attempt to meet a double agent in a bar in a cellar:²-->'''Aldo:''' Fighting in a basement presents several difficulties, the first of which being, ''you're fighting in a basement.''²* From ''Film/{{Snatch}}'':²-->"Boris the Blade? As in, Boris the Bullet-Dodger?"²-->"Why do they call him the Bullet-Dodger?"²-->{{beat}} "Because he dodges bullets, Avi."²* California Carlson in the HopalongCassidy films insists that "El Camino Real" is Spanish for "The Real Camino", to hide the fact that he has no idea what a camino is. (Or "Real", for that matter, which means Royal.)²* From ''Film/WhatsNewPussycat''²-->'''Wife''': [[YourCheatingHeart Lascivious adulterer]]!²-->'''[[Creator/PeterSellers Fassbender]]''': Don't call me that again until I look it up! [He looks it up] Ah, a lascivious adulterer is a man who is a lascivious adulterer! What kind of book is this?²* From ''Film/AttackTheBlock''²-->'''Sam:''' "What's Ron's Weed Room?"²-->'''Brewis:''' "It's a big room full of weed and it belongs to Ron."²* Commodus, in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'': "It vexes me. I'm terribly vexed."²* ''Film/EndOfWatch'': When asked why a gangbanger is named "Big Evil," he replies, "Because my evil is big!"²* Sequel subtitles announcing that they're sequels:²** ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel''²** ''Film/Sharknado2TheSecondOne''²* ''The Bobo'', starring Creator/PeterSellers in the title role (Spanish for 'fool') ends the opening captions with a quote "It is said in Barcelona 'A Bobo is a Bobo' - Gipsy proverb XCVIII" ²* ''Film/AMuppetFamilyChristmas'': Doc tells Swedish Chef when he is bothering Sprocket "I don't care if the turkey says the dog is the turkey! The ''turkey'' is the turkey, you turkey!²* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', after being captured and being served a meal, Zola is worried about being slipped a TruthSerum. Colonel Phillips fully enjoys [[InvokedTrope invoking]] this trope in response:²-->'''Zola:''' What's that?\²'''Phillips:''' Steak.\²'''Zola:''' What's in it?\²'''Phillips:''' ''[cheerfully]'' Cow!²* During one scene in ''Film/AmazingGraceAndChuck'', this trope is used to explain what an NFL Linebacker is to a little girl.²--> '''Reporter:''' That's [[ScaryBlackMan Mad Dog]], the line backer. Do you know what that is? Well, uh, [[TheBigGuy (points at Mad Dog again) THAT]] is a linebacker.²* ''Film/BruceAlmighty'': "It's a funny thing about pleasure, it can be quite [=PLEASURABLE=]!"²* ''Movie Movie'': [colonel to pilot] "If you won't go up, then by God, sir... you'll stay down."²* ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': When Thor needs to hold open a forge powered by a star, something that is out of bounds for even his NighInvulnerability.²-->'''Eitri:''' It will kill you.\²'''Thor:''' Only if I die.\²'''Eitri:''' Yes...That's what...killing you means... ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Written Literature With Words]]²* ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything''²** This Arthur/Ford exchange:²--> '''Ford:''' I won't disturb you with the details because they would...\²'''Arthur:''' What?\²'''Ford:''' Disturb you.²** Not to mention the title of the book itself.²** The book presents a greatly abridged list of rules for [[{{Calvinball}} Brockian Ultra-Cricket]] (since the full set of rules is literally too large to exist in print). The final rule is: "The winning team shall be the first team that wins."²** [[UnfazedEveryman Arthur]] finds himself in a room carved out of the inside of a mountain that looks like it was carved out of the inside of a mountain.²* ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'' gives us this pearl of [[IceCreamKoan zen]] wisdom:²--> "Anything that happens, happens. Anything that, in happening, causes something else to happen, causes something else to happen. Anything that, in happening, causes itself to happen again, happens again. It doesn’t necessarily do it in chronological order, though."²* A particularly egregious example is found, in all places, in a poem by Wordsworth titled "The Thorn" where he describes a mossy mound as, "like an infant's grave in size." Later, he tells you, "The little babe was buried there." Why yes, William, an infant's grave has very similar dimensions to an infant's grave.²* In the novel ''Literature/MrsFrisbyAndTheRatsOfNIMH'', there was a tunnel Mrs. Frisby was walking down described as "dank and damp".²* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': "You must be a very intelligent man." "Not only am I very intelligent, I'm also very smart!"²** Though not commonly used in modern speech, there is a difference in meaning between ''intelligent'' (able to process information efficiently) and ''smart'', which can mean either intelligent or wise (having acquired knowledge). But given who said that, it was unlikely he knew the difference either.²** ''A Series of Unfortunate Events'' does this a ''lot'' with its embedded definitions matching subsequent descriptions. "The restaurant, which was very 'gaudy' (a word here which means 'filled with ugly neon lights') was filled with ugly neon lights."²* ''Literature/EssaysInIdleness'' offers an OlderThanPrint example:²-->Once, when this abbot saw a certain priest, he dubbed him the Shiroururi. Someone asked what a shiroururi was. He replied, 'I have no idea, but if such a thing existed, I am sure it would look like that priest's face.' ²* ''Literature/JamesBond''²** Used with great effect in ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}''. In it, to describe the room that Bond was given in the Shrublands health clinic, Creator/IanFleming worded it thusly: "It was a room-shaped room with furniture-shaped furniture and dainty curtains."²** Also used in ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}''. Bond is briefed on the intricacies of the global gold market by one Colonel Smithers, who is described thusly: ²--> Colonel Smithers looked exactly like a man named Colonel Smithers.²* Subverted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' with "The Monster Book of Monsters", the title of which seems superfluous until you realize that the book, itself, is a monster. Though it could also have just been a {{Doorstopper}}.²** And don't get them started on ''The Invisible Book of Invisibility''...[[spoiler:which is invisible.]]²* Creator/RobertRankin's novel ''The Book of Ultimate Truths'' featured Brother Rizla, a monk who suffers from a condition that has proven impossible to diagnose beyond that it is what it is, so his fellow monks have taken to calling it ‘Bloke-What-Has-All-Them-Little-Lines-And-Stuff-Coming-Out-Of-His-Bonce-Like-What-You-Get-In-Cartoon-Strips Syndrome’, which does exactly what it says (as well as giving the sufferer the ability to see the ‘thought bubbles’ of others)²* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has [[TropeOverdosed numerous examples]], Terry Pratchett seems to love this trope.²** It's very common in Ankh-Morpork, where a previous Patrician of Ankh-Morpork banned all similes that cannot be proven true, a law Lord Vetinari still enforces--even a relatively benevolent dictator must have his fun. When "She had a face that launched a thousand ships" without historical evidence lands you in the crocodile pit, writing "She had a face that looked like a very beautiful face" is safer.²** In ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', just after Imp y Celyn meets his bandmates, Lias tells him that "rock" is speciesist slang for "troll" in Ankh-Morpork. "Free advice what I am giving you gratis for nothing." Then again, he's a troll in the relatively warm Ankh-Morpork--not good for the brains of a silicaceous species.²** Neither is Scrape, a particularly wretched troll drug, which (combined with boyish shyness) might account for this flash of insight from the drug-addled Brick (in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}''):²---> '''Brick:''' We call dem ''wukwuks'' 'cos dey looks like... [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre you know]], [[UnusualEuphemism a wukwuk]].²** ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'': "They're pies, sir. Made of... pie."²** Also, "The ball shall be called the ball", Glenda's favorite football rule, which [[ChekhovsGun the characters take advantage of later in the book]].²** From ''Discworld/NightWatch'':²--->''But Rust was always a man to interrupt an answer with a demand for the answer he was in fact interrupting.''²** A convoluted example appears in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', when Ridcully asks the Senior Wrangler why they always hang up mistletoe at UU's all-male Hogswatchnight dinner. The Wrangler's improvised answer, as Ridcully points out, is essentially that the mistletoe is an important symbol ... of mistletoe.²** There's been a monster or two in the ''Discworld'' books with eyes the size of very large eyes.²** In ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', Moist describes the Pink Pussycat Club as "an ogling establishment. For oglers."²** The beginning of ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' has "thieves thieved, assassins assassinated, and hussies hustled."²** At the end of ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}'', when Sam and Young Sam are eating winkles, the LemonyNarrator notes that it's very important to have plenty of salt and vinegar, so the winkles taste of salt and vinegar. Because otherwise, they taste of winkles.²* The novel ''Literature/ThePhoenixGuards'' has a particularly egregious example in Bengloarafurd Ford, which due to a long history of changing hands in the endless Easterner/Dragaeran border skirmishes has a name that translates from several different dialects as "Ford ford ford ford". Finally a bridge was built, which was named Bengloarafurd Bridge.²* The Dufflepuds in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' do this a lot.²--> '''Chief Duffer:''' You don't see us. And why not? Because we're invisible.²* The first line of ''Literature/TheStupidestAngel'' by Creator/ChristopherMoore begins: "Christmas crept into Pine Cove like a [[BuffySpeak creeping Christmas thing]]..."²* ''Literature/PrincipiaDiscordia'', in a section describing the organization of the Erisian church, notes that "A POEE Cabal is exactly what you think it is."²* ''Literature/DaveBarrySleptHere'':²** "The Decline of Spain" is explained in a single sentence: "On [[RunningGag October 8]], 1565, Spain declined."²** Millard Fillmore's name "has become synonymous, in American history, with the term 'Millard Fillmore.'"²** According to another chapter, though Walter Mondale's campaign for President foundered, his running mate Geraldine A. Ferraro would become a footnote to history. This passage comes with a footnote: "Geraldine A. Ferraro."²* ''Creator/DaveBarry In Cyberspace'': "OK, here it is, page 367: ''A "BIOS ROM AUTOCACHE FORMAT ERROR" message indicates that there is an error in the BIOS ROM autocache format.'' That clears THAT up!"²* The MacGuffin in ''Literature/HollowChocolateBunniesOfTheApocalypse'' is only referred to as the MacGuffin (until the very end), and it is only ever described as this.²* P.J. O'Rourke describes the events of the 1991 post-Soviet revolution in Georgia, concluding "If none of this makes sense it's because -- believe me, I was there -- [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext none of this makes sense]]."²** Another one from O'Rourke, writing in Car and Driver magazine about Hawaiian cuisine: "Poi is a taro paste that tastes like paste made from taro."²* Many things in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' have names in Elvish. Sometimes, translations were provided. They were often arranged so as to sound like part of the name; if you translate all the Elvish, you discover characters called Greenleaf Greenleaf (Legolas) and Shipwright the Shipwright (Círdan), as well as a place called the plain of Battle Plain (Dagorlad).²** Many of the Rohirrim have names like this, but in Anglo-Saxon. Théoden just means "king", for instance. So when other characters call him "Théoden King", they're calling him "King King".²** In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', there is a region in Doriath called, well, Region. Subverted in that Region is Sindarin for "land of hollies", not for "region".²* Actual names of zaddiks in Martin Buber's ''Tales of the Hasidim'' often consist of a word in Hebrew and its equivalent in Yiddish (ex. ''Zwi-Hirsch'')²* From ''The Fisherman and his Soul'' by Creator/OscarWilde: "They tempt me with temptations".²* By Gertrude Stein: Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose...²** Creator/ErnestHemingway's reply: "A bitch is a bitch is a bitch is a bitch." Roddy Woomble adds, "Gertrude Stein says, 'That's enough.'" (from the song "Roseability", by Idlewild)²* "Let things have been as they have been, nonetheless they've been somehow; so far it has never been that things would be nohow." - that's only one of the many golden thoughts by Josef Švejk, the main character of Jaroslav Hašek's ''opus magnum'' ''Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk''.²* Literature/TheBible: God identifies himself to Moses as such: "I am what I am" (or "I am ''that'' I am"; the passage has led to many translation and interpretation issues).²* Gerald Durrell's ''Three Singles To Adventure'', one of his many autobiographical volumes, had this exchange during the purchase of a crab-eating raccoon in British Guyana:²-->'''Ivan''': Sir, this boy says he has a crab-dog.\²'''Durrell''': What's a crab-dog?\²'''Ivan''': It's a sort of animal like a dog that eats crabs.\²'''[[DeadpanSnarker Bob]]''': That's what I like about Ivan, he's so lucid.²* This trope was a standard literary device in the Roman literary repertoire. The best example is from ''Literature/TheAeneid'', where Vergil writes ''sic ore locuta est'' - ''thus she spoke with her mouth''.²* The title of Al Franken's book, "Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them)"²* In the novel ''Literature/FloraSegunda'', the main character at one point describes "the monstrousness of [another character's] face in all its monstrousness".²* In the sixth book of the ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' series, it is discovered that "organic orange-flavored oranges" are effective weapons against robotic booger monsters, since the booger monsters are apparently held together with cold viruses which are destroyed by Vitamin C.²* The [[HappilyEverAfter ending formula]] of German {{Fairy Tale}}s goes: "If they haven't died, they're still alive today."²* ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'': When Van Helsing opens Lucy's coffin, revealing it empty, to try to prove to Dr. Seward that she's now a vampire:²-->'''Dr. Seward:''' I am satisfied that Lucy's body is not in that coffin, but that only proves one thing.\²'''Van Helsing:''' And what is that, friend John?²-->'''Dr. Seward:''' That it is not there.²-->'''Van Helsing:''' That is good logic, so far as it goes.²* Creator/KimStanleyRobinson describing a SpaceElevator in ''Literature/GreenMars'': "Just to the south of them, the new Socket was like a titanic concrete bunker, the new elevator cable rising out of it like an elevator cable ..."²* There's a book about ThePeterPrinciple in which one man tells this story:²--> "When I was a kid, I thought the Earth was flat. Then I learned in grade school, it was round. In high school I learned, it was a sphere. On college I learned, that it actually was a sphere flattened at the poles. On the university, I learned that it was a geoid. I looked up the word and found it meant 'Earth-shaped'."²* A character in ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Take a Thief]]'' is referred to as having a "face-shaped face." This time, the lack of information itself conveys useful information: the character has no particular identifying traits and is easily lost in crowds.²* In William Gibson's ''Literature/PatternRecognition'', the protagonist is asked "So how was Tokyo?" and responds "It's more like it is now than it ever was."²* In ''Literature/TheLorax'', the Once-ler describes knitting his first Thneed "with great skillful skill and with great speedy speed."²* A Georgian Poet wrote in his poem something like "And the Mother of god was coming... like the mother of god". As he later said in an interview, he couldn't find any suitable comparison for her.²* ''[[Creator/YukioMishima Confessions of a Mask]]'':²--> '''Friend:''' Proust was a ''sodomite''...²--> '''Narrator:''' What's a sodomite?...²--> '''Friend:''' A sodomite's a sodomite.²* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Quoth Syl: "They'll be fine. You worry like a worrier."²* In ''Literature/CountZero'', Bobby's condo in Barrytown has carpet-colored carpet and curtain-colored curtains.²* Grey Murphy from the ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' novels is TheNondescript, so much so that his driver's license lists his hair as "hair-colored".²* ''Literature/HowNotToWriteANovel'' offers the following advice to writers unsure whether they know a word: "Ask yourself: 'do I know this word?' If the answer is no, then you do not know it."²* In [[Creator/TinaFey Tina Fey's]] book ''Bossypants'', she describes a cruise on a ship that had a fire and says the following about the next day:²-->The guys are back playing the steel drums by the pool bar, but now the music seems creepy, like when children sing in a horror movie or when guys play steel drums on a cruise ship that almost sank.²* From John Marsden's ''TheGreatGattenby'': "It's big for its size". [[GetYourMindOutOfTheGutter It referred to a building]].²* Book 4 of ''Literature/WarOfTheSpiderQueen'' has:²-->She pressed her lips against his, kissing him.²* ''Literature/MurderousMaths'': In the "gangster" section in ''Numbers: the Key to the Universe'', [[ChainsawGood Chainsaw Charlie]] opens his chainsaw-shaped suitcase and takes out a chainsaw-shaped chainsaw.²* Children's book ''Alright Vegemite'' contains the following limerick:²-->There was a young man from Perth²-->Who was born on the day of his birth²-->He was married they say²-->On his wife's wedding day²-->And died on his last day on Earth²* According to an old Creator/DaveBarry column, the Jurassic period "gets its name from the fact that it was a fairly Jurassic period."²* At one point in ''Literature/TheLeftHandOfGod'', Thomas Cale tells someone "Remember: revenge is the best revenge."²* In ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'', the package Milo gets containing the tollbooth is described in part by saying:²-->...for its size it was larger than almost any other big package of smaller dimension that he'd ever seen.²* ''Literature/{{Micromegas}}'': "Nature is like nature. Why look for comparisons?"²* Creator/LewisCarroll: "Begin at the beginning, the King said, very gravely, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." Since Lewis Carroll is Lewis Carroll, you can also find inversions in his work. Remember "The Aged Aged Man"?²* In ''Literature/LuckyJim'', Jim has a adage that goes "Nice things are nicer than nasty things."²* In "Literature/ClublandHeroes", the hero Blackfist is a bit of an UpperClassTwit, and at one point attempts to regale the heroine with an account of his battle against an army of skeletons wielding "axes like, well, like big axes".²* The lavishly illustrated chemistry picture book "The Elements" by Theodore Grey has many jokes, but this one is comedy gold: "Gold is the gold standard of metals."²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Musical Songs with Lyrics You Can Sing]]²* Similar to the "Kills Bugs Dead", Brad Paisley's "Letter to Me" has a line saying that if his younger self fails algebra "Mom and Dad will kill you dead."²* Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds' song "O'Mally's Bar"²-->Well Jerry Bellows, he hugged his stool\²Closed his eyes and shrugged and laughed\²And with an ashtray as big as a fucking big brick\²I split his head in half²* Music/TheyMightBeGiants' song "Whistling in the Dark":²-->There's only one thing that I know how to do well\²And I've often been told that you only can do\²What you know how to do well\²And that's be you\²Be what you're like\²Be like yourself²** Another example from their song, "Yeah, The Deranged Millionaire": "And people from miles around were miles away."²* Music/{{Sublime}}'s "Foolish Fool".²* Cheech & Chong's "Basketball Jones". "That basketball was like a basketball to me!"²* Similarly, "Albuquerque" by Music/WeirdAlYankovic: "That snorkel's been just like a snorkel to me!"²* The song "King of Spain" by Moxy Früvous has the line "a palatial palace, that was my home".²* The song "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" has a tautology in its title (as well as chorus), though it seems to be paraphrasing Shakespeare (see above).²* "The Future Soon" by Music/JonathanCoulton talks about "building inventions in my space lab in space". (The title line, "It's gonna be the future soon", may also be an example.)²** Another one by Coulton is "That Spells DNA," with it's chorus "And DNA, baby, that spells DNA."²** The song "Lady Aberlin's Muumuu" makes reference to being "shaped like a lady is shaped".²** "Betty and Me" refers to a procedure being "legal in the states where it wasn't banned."²* "Friends", by Ween. "A friend's a friend who knows what being a friend is!"²* "Dirge" from "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum";²-->'''MilesGloriosus:''' ''Light the pyre!''\²'''Pseudolus:''' ''What kind of pyre?''\²'''Miles Gloriosus:''' ''A pyre of fire!''\²'''Pseudolus:''' ''Ohh, a fire-pyre!''²** This is even more tautological once you remember that "pyre" is the Greek word for fire, meaning that Pseudolus essentially said: "Ohh, a fire-fire!"²* One line from the America song "Horse With No Name" goes "The heat was hot."²* Music/{{Pink}}'s "Family Portrait" contains the lyric "Your pain is painful". An especially unfortunate case of {{Narm}} because it occurs very early on in a serious ballad about a child whose parents are getting divorced... Since it's written from the child's point of view, it might be deliberate. ²* "Epic" by Music/FaithNoMore: "What is it? It's it!"²* ''Creator/DaveBarry's Book of Bad Songs'' offered Music/PaulMcCartney a Certificate of Redundancy Certificate for the line "But if this ever-changing world in which we live in..." in "Live and Let Die" (it's argued to this date if the lyrics are that or "in which we're living")²* There's also the borderline-meaningless credit often found in the liner notes of [[TheEighties 80s-era]] rock albums on the Geffen label -- "John Kalodner: John Kalodner" (Kalodner was from Geffen's A&R, and explains the origins of this credit [[http://www.johnkalodner.com/biography/biography.html here]])²* Music/{{Weezer}} did this with their "fifth member" in the credits of ''Pinkerton'': "Karl Koch: Karl Koch".²* British band The Happy Mondays credited one of their line-up as follows on ''Pills and Thrills and Bellyaches'': "Bez:Bez". For those not familiar with their oeuvre, the main musical contribution of Bez (Mark Berry) was comically inept dancing and a bit of tambourine.²* The intro to Music/{{Queensryche}}'s song 'Empire':²--> It hit me like an, uh...ten ton...heavy thing²* "Hat Shaped Hat" by Ani Difranco. "...in walked a man in the shape of a man holding a hat-shaped hat..."²* Music/{{Paramore}}'s "We Are Broken" has: "Your arms, like towers, tower over me."²* Music/PhilCollins expresses an idea this way in "Two Hearts":²--> But if you don't put faith in what you're believin', it's getting you nowhere²::Which was then reiterated by his 1999 song "[[Disney/{{Tarzan}} Two Worlds]]"²---> Put your faith in what you most believe in. Two worlds, one family.²* The phrase "Keep on keeping on" was used by Music/MarvinGaye in his 1964 hit "Baby Don't You Do It". It was later also used in songs by Music/SteveMillerBand, Music/MichaelNesmith and Music/BobDylan.²* "Killed By Death" by Music/{{Motorhead}}.²* Arlo Guthrie begins his famous ShaggyDogStory "Music/AlicesRestaurant" by informing the audience that "this song is called 'Alice's Restaurant.' It's about Alice, and the restaurant, but 'Alice's Restaurant' is not the name of the restaurant, that's just the name of the song. And that's why I call the song 'Alice's Restaurant.'"²* Music/FlightOfTheConchords' "Rambling Through The Avenues Of Time" includes the line "her eyes were reflections of eyes".²* Theatre/{{Spamalot}} has 'The song that goes like this'.²* In the Music/{{U2}} song "Who's Going To Ride Your Wild Horses", Bono sings about someone who "left my heart as empty as a vacant lot".²* Mika's melancholic ballad "Any Other World" contains the {{Narm}}-worthy line, "I tried to live alone, but lonely is so lonely alone."²* The debut album from Strapping Young Lad is titled "Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing."²* Music/DavidBowie's "Changes" has the line "Strange fascination, fascinating me".²* In "Get With the Times", Cool Calm Pete (which is a pretty redundant name in and of itself) advises the listener to "pray for your fake phony facade."²* [[Music/TheBeatles "All You Need Is Love"]]²-->There's nothing you can do that can't be done²-->Nothing you can sing that can't be sung...²* Music/TenaciousD's song "Tribute":²-->All of a sudden there shined a shiny demon²::An older version at least made it "shone a shiny demon", which is just as redundant, but shined was probably funnier, because it sounded more redundant.²* [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap's]] classic "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight":²-->Tonight I'm gonna rock you (tonight I'm gonna rock you)\²Tonight I'm gonna rock you (tonight I'm gonna rock you)\²Tonight!²* Music/VanHalen had on "Why Can't This Be Love": "Only time will tell if we stand the test of time".²* [[CoveredUp All-4-One]]/Music/ChristinaAguilera, "I Turn To You": "For the strength to be strong".²* In one Tom Chapin song, two girls tell the other kids not to play with Bruno because he's "a dweeb". When pressed for the definition of "dweeb", they define it as "like Bruno".²* In Rebecca Black's "song" "Music/{{Friday}}", we get gems like "Yesterday was Thursday/Today it is Friday", and "Gotta have my bowl/Gotta have my cereal"²* In the course of Da Vinci's Notebook's Uncle Buford Mega-Mix, "Uncle Buford" asks, "You ever eat worms? They taste like... worms."²* Music/TheB52s: There's a moon in the sky... called the moon.²* "She'll be comin' round the mountain when she comes."²* Clint Black's "Wherever You Go"..."there you are".²* Music/{{Laibach}}: the songs "God is God" and "Life is Life (Leben Heist Leben)"²* "Flight" by Music/VanDerGraafGenerator frontman Peter Hammill:²-->He say nothing is quite what it seems\²I say nothing is nothing.²* "After the Fox", written by Burt Bacharach and Hal Davis, and performed by the Hollies: Who is the Fox? I am the Fox! Who are you? I am me! Who is me? Me is a thief!²* Music/BlakeShelton's "The More I Drink" has the observation "The more I drink, the more I drink."²* The Music/SongsToWearPantsTo song, "Captain Obvious Theme":²--> ''sung'': Captain Obvious to the rescue! Captain Obvious: he will state the obvious!"²--> ''spoken'': His power is that he will state the obvious!²--> ''spoken, different voice'': My power is that I will state the obvious!²* The song title and chorus of Music/HuskerDu's "Ice Cold Ice"²* The closing line of "No Rival" by WolvesAtTheGate: "Lord, You have changed me, and I am not the same"²* The song "Sugar" by System of a Down has the lyric "Every time I try to go where I really want to be it's already where I am `cause I'm already there."²** Their song Lonely Day also includes "Such a lonely day. It's the most loneliest day of my life".²* Music/DepecheMode would like to let you know that "People Are People".²* Music/LeeBrice's "Parking Lot Party" has the line "And after the party's the after-party."²* Mumford and Sons' "Timshel" has "you are the mother of your baby child, the one to whom you gave life." It fits the meter of the song best, but still sounds redundant, especially with "baby child".²* Music/JudasPriest's 1978 song "White Heat, Red Hot" managed to have four of these in a row:²--> ''White heat''²--> ''Red hot''²--> ''Burns deep''²--> ''The heat's hot''²--> ''Burns a lot''²* Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s "F.I.N.E." has two terms for a RagingStiffie in a row: "I get an EMHO[[note]]Early morning hard-on[[/note]] woody"²* In Music/BeastieBoys' "Hold It Now, Hit It", Adam Yauch states "I come from Brooklyn 'cause that's where I'm from". ²* Among the alleged messages in [[Music/LedZeppelin "Stairway To Heaven"]] when it's played [[SubliminalSeduction backwards]] is "Here's to my sweet Satan...whose power is Satan."²* The Creator/DrDemento 80s favorite "I Wanna Be a Lifeguard" by Blotto:²-->I - I - I wanna be a lifeguard!²-->I - I - I wanna guard your life!²* German rappers Fettes Brot's "Crazy World" has the lines "Und an der Ecke steht ein Hochhaus, so groß wie ein Hochhaus/ Innen drin wohnt ein Elfjähriger, so groß wie ein Elfjähriger/ Und auf seinem Shirt steht 'Crazy World'", which roughly means: "And on the corner there's a skyscraper, as tall as a skyscraper / inside lives an 11-year-old, as tall as an 11-year-old / and his shirt says 'Crazy World'"²* "Spill the Wine" by Eric Burdon & War: "I could feel hot flames of fire ..."²* The children's song 'Eggs' has been sung on PlaySchool. Most of the lyrics are a straightforward description of eggs and the creatures that lay them but there is the line "they're egg-shaped, 'cause they're eggs".²* From the Commodores' "Sail On": "Good times never felt so good"²* From Hellyeah's "Human": "I defy your defiance".²* In the song [[http://thefump.com/fump.php?id=2078 "The Comedy-Music Life"]], Devo Spice declares, "I'm the best funny rapper 'cause I'm better than the rest."²* Music/KeithUrban and Music/CarrieUnderwood's "The Fighter" includes the lyric "'cause your precious heart is a precious heart".²* Music/TheMagneticFields' "A Pretty Girl is Like..." ends with the line "a pretty girl is like a pretty girl", the takeaway being that a pretty girl is ultimately inexplicable.²* Music/SuziQuatro's "Skin Tight Skin".²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Newspaper Comics Printed In The Comics Section Of Newspapers]]²* One ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' comic strip had the eponymous character mention "The TTP Project", where "TTP" stands for '''T'''he '''T'''TP '''P'''roject.²* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'':²--> '''Lucy''': You're not afraid of a little pain, are you?²--> '''Linus''': Of course I am. PAIN HURTS!!²* ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'':²** One of the supporting characters in the comics was George W. Geezil, a local cobbler. George hated Wimpy, often stating that Wimpy "should be killed to death". This carries over into the [[{{Film/Popeye}} live-action film]].²** Popeye himself has been known to wax philosophic about "wimmen of the opposite sex."²* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'' once asks Lucky Eddie how it feels to be so thin. The answer is that it feels about the same as being fat... [[{{Dissimile}} only thinner]].²* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' ²** In one strip, Garfield and Jon and lying on their backs in a meadow looking at the sky:²-->'''Jon:''' I think that cloud looks just like a cloud.²-->''(BeatPanel)''²-->'''Garfield:''' Which one?²** In another one, just Garfield is watching the sky:²-->'''Garfield:''' Clouds are fascinating. There's a cat cloud, there's a dog cloud...²-->''(Starts to rain.)''²-->'''Garfield:''' And I do believe ''that'' one's a rain cloud...²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Relatively Recent Media Forms That Are New Rather Than Old]]²* [[HGame Eroge]] (a Japanese abbreviation of "Erotic Game") are sometimes referred to as "Eroge games" in text.²* Website/{{Cracked}}:²** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-creepiest-things-ever-done-with-fake-medical-degree The 5 Creepiest Things Ever Done With a Fake Medical Degree]]: "A healthy booty is attractive to some people, but an ass that looks like Billy Barty with his ankle clamped in someone's asshole trapped in a net of yoga pants looks like exactly what I just described."²** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-6-most-horrifying-product-recalls-in-china The 6 Most Horrifying Product Recalls in China]] begins, "China has a population of all the people in China, and that is a hell of a lot."²** Adam Tod Brown's "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-biggest-lies-everyone-tells-about-super-bowl_p2/ The 5 Biggest Lies Everyone Tells About the Super Bowl]]" cites a Nielsen poll stating that the Super Bowl is not even among the top five alcoholidays despite that "football and beer go together like football and beer."²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Professional Wrestling and Grappling Done at a Professional Level]]²* During Wrestling/TheRockNRollExpressWrestling/TheMidnightExpress feud, Wrestling/JimCornette proclaimed Ricky Morton's father was a "drunk alcoholic".²* Wrestling/KenPatera faced Wrestling/BobbyHeenan in a debate over his prison sentence and remarked, "[[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/classic-induction-the-ken-patera-story-can-you-blame-him-dude-was-hungry/ I had a lot of time to think about the Bobby Heenan types of this world. Types like yourself!]]"²* After turning on his brother Wrestling/BretHart, Wrestling/OwenHart, as is custom, cut a promo explaining the motivations for his FaceHeelTurn. Which he ended with a now-famous botched line, "And that's why I kicked your leg out of your leg."²* Back when Wrestling/{{ECW}} was an independent wrestling company, they had the website ecwwrestling.com. ECW wrestling. Extreme Championship Wrestling wrestling. That's been a rather common thing with many wrestling companies with the words in their abbreviations. All WWE broadcasts end with the WWE logo and underneath it "WWE Entertainment", which comes out to "World Wrestling Entertainment Entertainment".²* When Wrestling/UltimoDragon divorced Toryumon Japan from Toryumon Mexico and made the name an exclusive trademark of the latter, Torymon Japan renamed itself Wrestling/DragonGate. For those that don't get it, Toryumon ''means'' "climbing up dragon gate".²* Wrestling/CMPunk looks like a punk.²* Wrestling/{{Chikara}}'s ''International Invasion Of The International Invaders''²* When he was still [[Wrestling/KenAnderson Mr. Kennedy]] (before he left WWE and became Mr. Anderson in TNA), Mr. Kennedy once introduced himself, perhaps referencing ''Film/AustinPowers'', by saying "Please allow myself to introduce myself!"²* Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s Wrestling/JackSwagger's RedBaron is "The All-American American". It has been parodied a couple of times. Most memorably when Wrestling/ShawnMichaels described Swagger as the "All-American American American American American". (Swagger, whether out of fondness for Michaels or amusement at the joke, has since adopted the term.)²* Wrestling/AustinAries would join with the All Night Express in Wrestling/RingOfHonor to form The Pantheon Of Gods!²* At NXT Takeover Chicago, one of Hideo Itami's (KENTA Kobayashi) moves was called Kobayashi-style by an announcer.²* During the [[MeleeATrois Three-Way Match]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri1aadv70og with]] Wrestling/TeamSeaStars (Ashley Vox and Delmi Exo]] vs. The Diamond Dogs (Graham Bell and Luke Langley) vs. The Ugly Ducklings (Lance Lude and Rob Killjoy) at ''Battle Club Pro Unfinished Business'', June 22, 2019,, there were two big simultaneous spots, one being a backstabber hit on two people at once, and the other being a Death Valley Driver (sideways fallaway slam piledriver) to two people at once. When Team Sea Stars kicked out, one of the commentators asked, "How did those two crazy broads kick out?" and another commentator answered, "Because they're crazy broads."²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Stand Up Comedy Performed on Stage to Make People Laugh]]²* British comedian Simon Munnery, in his stand up show [[http://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/website.cgi?showclip=1&id=2242 Hello]] illustrates a point with a Venn diagram, consisting of two overlapping circles, one labelled Diagrams, one labelled Overlapping Circles and the overlap labelled Venn Diagrams.²* [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/66fd38f0c5/aziz-ansari-craigslist-ad?rel=player Aziz Ansari]]: "Could you imagine blowing a guy (for a half hour!) for sold-out concert tickets and then finding out they're selling them at the door? That'd be like blowing a guy for a half hour for sold-out concert tickets and then finding out they're selling them at the door. There's no other way to complete that analogy 'cause that's the shittiest thing that could ever happen to you."²* One of comedian Frank Caliendo's more famous routines is his John Madden impersonation routine, which uses Madden's own predilection for this and CaptainObvious combined with an impersonation both vocal and using body language to create comedy.²-->"You see, if the quarterback, if he catches the ball...in the other team's end zone, then that's gonna be a...that's gonna be a touchdown."²* David O'Doherty (and possibly other comedians): 'My mum has taken to text messaging like a duck to text messaging' (Also a BaitAndSwitch).²* Creator/EddieIzzard in "Dressed to Kill" comments, "I'm very positive on the French. My family way back was French. I go with it but they are kind of fucking French at times."²* Creator/RobinWilliams in "Live At The Met": In the dictionary under 'redundancy' it says 'see redundancy'.²* In ventriloquist Creator/JeffDunham's [[HalloweenSpecial Halloween-themed]] concert film "Minding the Monsters", his GrumpyOldMan puppet Walter tells him that one thing that scares him now is when his wife asks him, "Does this thong make my ass look fat?", and he made the mistake of answering her.²-->"I said, 'No, the thong doesn't make your ass look fat, your fat ass makes your fat ass look fat! The thong is the victim.'"²** Also, another of his puppets, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, has been known to take his CatchPhrase [[IllKillYou "I keel you!"]] and expand it: "I keel you 'til you're ''dead!'' And that's worse."²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Transmitted Wireless Radio]]²* ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'':²** Eugene temporarily moves in with Bernard while his dorm room is being fumigated, and it’s not long before they're at each other's throats.²-->'''Whit''': I'm amazed that two grown men can't sit down and discuss their problems like... like two grown men!²** Incompetent police officer David Harley puts on a lengthy, detailed presentation about how the leading cause of juvenile delinquency... is young people.²* ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'':²** Zaphod lands in a cave made out of marble, and tries to compare it to the slipperiest thing Ford can think of. Unfortunately, the slipperiest thing Ford can think of is the marble, leading to the statement "This marble is as slippery as this marble."²** Slartibartfast's workshop contains a chair that looks like it was made out of the ribcage of a Stegosaurus. "It was made out of the ribcage of a Stegosaurus," Slartibartfast explains.²** There's also apparently a blue policeman that's "shaped like a policeman!"²** "The Cricket Song" from Episode 15: "Our lovely world's so lovely. . ."²* A guest on an Creator/{{NPR}} program once described "MRE meals". Meals-Ready-to-Eat meals.²* ''Radio/TheGoonShow'': The episode "The Nadger Plague" features this opening narration: "It was in the year 1656 that the dreaded nadger plague swept across Europe like the Dreaded Nadger Plague of 1656."²* An old music program at Czechoslovak Radio started with the following announcement (a parody of the time signals): "It is exactly the time that it is right now. If your watch reads more or less, it is not our fault, because we always start on time."²* A sketch on BBC show Recorded For Training Purposes has a writer calling a producer about a sketch he wrote, which is about a writer calling a producer about a sketch he wrote. The punchline is the writer realising that the sketch needs a punchline.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Playable Tabletop Games That Can Be Played On Top Of A Table]]²* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''s fluff for the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orks]] states that orks who have themselves [[ManInTheMachine wired]] into [[HumongousMecha Killa Kans]] find that the biggest downside to being permanently sealed inside a giant metal can is being permanently sealed inside a giant metal can.²* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', the Ebon Dragon's previous form was The Dragon's Shadow, which was the shadow of himself. His current form is the Dragon he was once merely the Shadow of. [[spoiler:Should he ever be killed, he will rise again as a new Neverborn, The Dragon That Was.]]²* The rules of ''TabletopGame/{{Fluxx}}'' can be summed up thus: 1. The person who goes first is the person who goes first. 2. The person who goes second is the person who goes second. 3. The winner is the first person to win. All other rules ''will'' be in full view at all times that they are in play.²* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':²** The game has some pretty hefty and thorough wording in its comprehensive rules, one of which amounts to: "the winner of the game is the sole remaining player that hasn't lost the game." Despite sounding pretty ridiculous, it actually serves to clarify that under normal tournament rules, there can't be more than one winning player or team. If something would knock out all players at the ''exact'' same time, then nobody "wins".²*** It also serves as the default way for a winner to be declared, as there are card effects that can outright declare a player the winner, as well as card effects that can declare that a player loses.²** There's also the card Platinum Angel: "You can't lose the game and your opponents can't win the game." It's worded that way because if it just said "you can't lose" then your opponent could still win via a card effect that declares them the winner, and if it just said your opponents couldn't win then you could still lose by having your life reduced to 0 or having a card declare that you lose (which would cause the Angel to be removed from play and allow your opponent(s) to win).²*** Even worse, it's necessary that the card specify "the game" and the rules clarify what the term means, as (while this should never happen in a tournament setting) there are ways in which you can be forced into playing additional games against the same opponents and there are ways in which a card played by somebody who ''isn't even in your game'' can affect it. It's still theoretically possible to start a game, play Platinum Angel at some point before that game ends, and lose the game without Platinum Angel having left play... but the text makes it as difficult to arrange as possible.²** This is also seen one of Doug Beyer's[[note]]head of the Magic Creative team[[/note]] quotes:²-->'''Doug:''' Phyrexians, generally speaking, '''look like Phyrexians.'''²* Can be done in ''TabletopGame/ApplesToApples''. You can match "Fuzz" to "Fuzzy" or "United States of America" to "American." ²* ''TabletopGame/CardsAgainstHumanity''. "What do old people smell like?" can be answered with "Old people smell"²* One of the most powerful darklords in ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' is Azalin Rex, king of Darkon. "Azalin" is actually a distorted rendering of "king" in his ancestral language, which means he's been called "King king" ever since the first locals he met mistook his self-proclaimed title for a personal name.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Staged Theatrical Plays Featuring Live Performers]]²* Creator/WilliamShakespeare wrote several examples:²** ''Theatre/AntonyAndCleopatra'' is the {{Trope Namer|s}}, as shown in the exchange at the beginning of this page.²** ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', Act II, Scene 2:²-->'''Polonius:''' Your noble son is mad:\²Mad call I it, for to define true madness,\²What is't but to be nothing else but mad?\²But let that go.²*** Redundant speeches were pretty much Polonius' shtick when he wasn't busy being self-contradictory.²*** Also, in Act II, scene i, Hamlet and Polonius have this little exchange:²--> '''Polonius:''' What do you read, my lord?²--> '''Hamlet:''' Words, words, words.²** ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', complete with LampshadeHanging:²--->'''Juliet:''' What must be, shall be.\²'''Priest:''' Well ''that's'' a certain text.²** ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'' also has a bunch of these:²--->'''Sir Andrew:''' To be up late is to be up late!\²...\²'''Feste:''' For, as the old hermit of Prague, that never saw pen and ink, very wittily said to a niece of King Gorboduc, "That that is is;" so I, being Master Parson, am Master Parson; for, what is "that" but "that", and "is" but "is"?\²...\²'''Olivia:''' What kind o' man is he?\²'''Malvolio:''' Why, of mankind.²** As does ''Timon of Athens'':²--->'''Timon:''' If there sit twelve women at this table, let a dozen of them be as they are.\²...\²'''Apemantus:''' Where liest o' nights, Timon?\²'''Timon:''' Under that's above me.\²Where feed'st thou o' days, Apemantus?\²'''Apemantus:''' Where my stomach finds meat; or, rather, where I eat it.²** Dogberry's DisorganizedOutlineSpeech from ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'':²--->'''Don Pedro:''' Officers, what offence have these men done?\²'''Dogberry:''' Marry, sir, they have committed false report; moreover, they have spoken untruths; secondarily, they are slanders; sixth and lastly, they have belied a lady; thirdly, they have verified unjust things; and, to conclude, they are lying knaves.²*** Also Don Pedro's reply: "First, I ask thee what they have done; thirdly, I ask thee what's their offence; sixth and lastly, why they are committed; and, to conclude, what you lay to their charge."²** ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'': What's done is done.²** ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'''s assassins proclaim: "freedom, liberty and enfranchisement."²*** "For Brutus is an honorable man; So are they all, all honorable men."²** ''Theatre/MeasureForMeasure'''s Angelo helpfully declares: "Blood, thou art blood."²* The play ''Murdered to Death!'' by Peter Gordon, a parody of Creator/AgathaChristie murder mysteries.²* The musical ''Theatre/{{Curtains}}'' has one character describe a song as "kinda lackluster. [[BuffySpeak It lacks... luster]]."²* From ''Caesar'', a play by Jan Werich and Jiří Voskovec from the ''Liberated Theatre'' (along similar lines to the Josef Švejk example above):²--->'''Jan Werich''': Once a man is, he should make sure he is. And once he makes sure he is, and is, he should be what he is, and shouldn't be what he's not, as is often the case.²* ''Theatre/AManForAllSeasons'' includes the line "Holy writ is holy," [[{{Imageboards}} bringing to mind a certain meme]].²* ''If This Isn't Love'', from ''Theatre/FiniansRainbow'', starts with a girl singing that she has "a secret kind of secret".²* "[[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow A mental mindfuck can be nice!]]"²* ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'': Justified in that Pseudolus was trying to conceal the fact that he couldn't read.²---> '''Soldier:''' You know what this is, of course?²--->'''Pseudolus:''' Of course I know what this is. This is... writing. And a pretty piece of work it is too.²---> And Later:²--->'''Pseudolus:''' I know what it says here: Words!²* In the Last Supper scene of ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar'', Jesus expresses his contempt for Judas's treachery by exclaiming, "You liar! You ''Judas''!"²* In ''{{Art}}'' by Yasmina Reza, Serge describes "a man of his time" as "a man who lives...in his own time."²** Later, Yvan shares an insight from his therapist:²-->'''Yvan''': If I'm who I am because I'm who I am, and you're who you are because you're who you are, then I'm who I am and you're who you are. If on the other hand, I'm who I am because you're who you are, and if you're who you are because I'm who I am, then I'm not who I am and you're not who you are.\²'''Marc''': How much do you pay this man?²* The reprise of "It's Your Wedding Day" from ''Film/TheWeddingSinger TheMusical Comedy'' includes the line, "People called him [[TitleDrop the wedding singer]]/He sang at weddings and so the name was apt."²* This one's from [[Theatre/AChorusLine A Chorus Line's]] "One":²-->She walks into a room and you know she's uncommonly rare, very unique²* In the theatre adaptation of Theatre/MeanGirls, the chorus of the song "Revenge Party" does this twice:²-->"It's a revenge party with your two best friends. It's like a party with revenge is what it's like."²-->"It's a revenge party with your two best friends. It's like a party with revenge is what we're throwin'."²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Animated Internet Web Animation on the World Wide Web]]²* There are a few ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' examples:²-->'''The Cheat Theme Song:''' Who's the man that looks like The Cheat? The Cheat! The Cheat!\²'''Strong Bad''': My internet's crawling along like... something... funny... that crawls along.\²'''Homestar Runner''': If I had to pick one word to describe myself, it would probably be... Fluffy Puff Marshmallows. Or Homestar. Either one, really. They both fit.²** Or²--->'''Strong Bad:''' I dunno. Maybe he's just going to the ATM machine.\²'''Strong Mad:''' THAT'S REDUNDANT!²** "Teeeen Girl Squaaaad! Teenage girls between the ages of thirteen and nineteen!"²** How about "Count Longardeaux's Strong Badian Jerktionary Fo' My Own Words!", or "Count Longardeaux's Strong Badian talkwords for saying from your mouth" for short.²* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'': "If you find the Japanese offensive, then you'll find this game offensively Japanese."²** To be fair, what he means is that the game in question is Japanese to a potentially offensive degree; it's like saying "If you like the colour red, you'll find this pleasantly red" to indicate that something is quite red indeed.²** "Clive Barker's 'Clive Barker's Jericho' by Clive Barker".²* ''WebAnimation/SpaceTree'' the space tree (in space)!²* ''WebAnimation/RetardedAnimalBabies'':²-->'''Cat:''' [[{{Pun}} 4 is for]]... tha-that's what it is.\²'''Hamster:''' Splunge is for Splunge.²* WebAnimation/CatFace, he's got a big cat face. He's got the body of a cat and the face of a cat. [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum And he flies through the air 'cause he's got a cat face.]] CATFACE!"²* From ''WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}} 2'':²-->"I baked you a pie!"\²"Oh boy, what flavor?"\²"PIE FLAVOR."²* Website/BrainPOP's slogan: "The more you know, the more you know".²* This is how nearly all of Sarge from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'''s secret words work. His password is "password", his code word is "code word", etc.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Illustrated Online Web Comics That Are On the Internet]]²* ''{{WebAnimation/asdfmovie}}'':²--> I baked you a pie.²--> What flavor?²--> ''Pie'' flavor.²* ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound'' does this a few times. "You are my loved friend whom I love!"²* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' Chapter 10 is titled: "Doctor Disaster Versus the Creepy Space Aliens from Outer Space". Doctor Disaster himself feels the need to specify:²-->'''Dr. Disaster:''' ''Spacemonauts!'' The evil ''Enigmarons'' are threatening the Earth from their moon base ''on the moon''!²* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' had [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/05/24/episode-286-the-gangs-all-here The Elven Royal Crown Of Royalty]] and the Picturesque Forest of Trees. And [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep many of the main characters]].²* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':²** Most place names in the comic are either this trope or ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, if not both:²*** The Wooden Forest²*** The Sunken Valley²*** The Zenith Peak²*** The Rupture Ravine²*** Fissure Gap & Passage Pass²** Elan tells Haley he would like to see her come back from a dangerous fight "in one big Haley-shaped piece."²** When [[BigBad Xykon]] gives a [[EvilGloating lecture]] about the nature of true power, he says that spells don't equal power, but: ''"You know what does equal power? Power. Power equals power. Crazy, huh?"'' The point is about the difference between having real power and only pretending to. (''"But the type of power? Doesn't matter as much as you'd think."'')²** A line from the mentally unstable Crystal:²--->'''Crystal:''' Our thieves are only allowed to steal from the people that our thieves are allowed to steal from!\²'''Bozzok:''' My employee's circular logic notwithstanding, she is correct.²* ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'' devotes [[http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=1130 an entire comic]] to defining and demonstrating pleonasms: "Hey, T-Rex, do you want to drink some cola-flavored Coca-Cola brand carbonated cola beverages? Perhaps afterwards we'll take the public transport large road vehicle bus and buy with money or credit some submarine sub sandwiches?" Also, in T-Rex's book for children: "Happy Dog the happy dog is the happiest dog on his street!"²* From ''Absurd Notions'': [[http://www.absurdnotions.org/page127.html The cloud-shaped cloud]].²* Poked at in ''Webcomic/RealLifeComics'', with a [[http://www.reallifecomics.com/comic.php?comic=title-1102 truck]] that someone insists is "made of truck" that he apparently thinks is an element.²* ''Webcomic/{{Concerned}}'':²** In the notes for [[http://www.screencuisine.net/hlcomic/index.php?date=2006-03-29 this]] strip. Amazingly, seagulls are the size of seagulls.²** This other strip: [[http://www.screencuisine.net/hlcomic/index.php?date=2006-04-03 Boy, it seems like it happened an hour ago... Probably because it happened an hour ago.]]²* Raven from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' seems to be prone to this.²-->'''Raven''': Faye, you're my friend but if you steal Sven away from me I'll murder you so hard you'll die from it.²* And [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=150 this marvelous gem]] from Webcomic/VGCats.²--> '''Padme''': MY LOVE FOR YOU IS LIKE A LOVELY RIVER OF LOVING, LOVE.²--> '''Anakin''': Ooookay, gettin' creepy.²* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'':²** [[http://www.xkcd.com/688/ This comic]] describes itself.²*** It's a bit more complicated than most examples of this trope though as each panel doesn't describe just itself, but the whole comic.²** There is [[http://xkcd.com/703/ the Tautology Club]], which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.²** [[http://xkcd.com/1230/ This]] is a very interesting example of this trope. It is true if you interpret it either as a polar or a cartesian plot.²** [[http://xkcd.com/1942/ A link to a series of self-referential quotes.]]²** [[https://xkcd.com/2063/ This strip]] "explains" the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnot_cycle Carnot cycle]]. While the explanations for steps 2-4 are pure nonsense, the first one states that the gas becomes larger due to an increase in volume.²* From the ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' cast page:²--> Primarily known as the guy who looks great in suspenders and ticks an awful lot, Ples is the guy who [unsurprisingly] looks great in suspenders and ticks an awful lot.²** From the comic itself we have the fantastic "If you're dead, I'M GONNA KILL YOU!"²* The eponymous Kyra from Full Time Ink's "Uh-oh, it's a Dinosaur" often speaks in this manner, such as "MEEP MWOP! It's big like a [[http://fulltimeink.com/archives/332 big room]]!" and "I haven't eaten since the [[http://fulltimeink.com/archives/8183 last time I did."]]²* [[http://www.savagechickens.com/2011/04/crap.html This crap tastes like crap.]]²* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' got [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-10-09 a mysterious murder case]]:²--> '''Der Trihs''': Have you considered that maybe, just maybe, the killer committed the crime and made it look like a shark attack because the killer was ''hungry'', and happened to ''be a shark''?\²(BeatPanel)\²'''Policeman''': You obviously know nothing about police work.²::For this, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-11-06 Massey hit the local police]] with what he calls "the 'impersonating a police force' suit". In other news, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2006-02-19 Serge]] failed to realize why "the crew-mullet" is called so (and is still here).²* ''Webcomic/{{Bug|Martini}}'' once [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/world-flame-war-ii/ explored]] Hitler's [[NoSell immunity]] to GodwinsLaw.²* Aerith of ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'' gave us this gem:²--> I feel like I'm on a bad reality show, which is ironic because I ''am'' on a [[ShowWithinAShow bad reality show]].²* ''Webcomic/ChaosPet'' is "[[ScheduleSlip updated every day that it is updated]]."²* [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20150914#.VgXDqJfy24c A pie chart]] in a notebook found in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' tracks how much pie the notebook's original owner had eaten.²* ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'' has this:²--> '''Tecmo''': I will [[ThisIsUnforgivable NEVER forgive you]] for this unforgivable insult."²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Original Stories on the Internet]]²* The Evil League of Evil, in ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''.²* In ''WebVideo/CommentaryTheMusical'', Creator/FeliciaDay describes art as "magic as a magic thing" and "lovely as love."²* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall''²** Linkara's Top 15 Worst Moments of ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis'' declares the number 1 moment to be ''Countdown'' itself, justified by saying that ''Countdown'' will undoubtedly go down in comics history as nothing more than a moment.²** In ''ComicBook/SilentHill: The Grinning Man'', he responds to a character claiming to be happier than a pig in shit by stating himself to be as bored as a person that's bored.²* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the evil AI O'Malley gives this speech:²-->'''O'Malley''': "You fools have fallen right into my hands! Only now do you realize the folly of your follies! Prepare for and oblivion for which there is no preparation!"²* [=DrudgeReport=] logo: leans slightly right; [=DrudgeRetort=] logo: leans slightly left.²* From [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC54SlU17GU Dad Cop 2]];²-->'''Dad Cop 2''': "Mr. Kill would always murder his victims... until they died."²* [[http://www.sir-toby.com/extend-a-story/story-1/code/read.php?episode=58425 Happy Floppy Bunny was the happiest and floppiest bunny in Happy Floppy Bunny Land.]]²* ''Autotune the News'' #10 contains the gem: "Nepotism is strictly prohibited, except for family members.[[note]]And sexy turtles.[[/note]]"²* One Retsupurae of a Navgtr review of Xenogears makes sarcastic comments like "The problem with this RPG is that it has RPG elements!" and "This video game is too much like a video game!"²* ''Series/DoctorWho and the CURSE OF FATAL DEATH!'', which includes the Master's "[[LargeHam Deadly Vengeance of Deadly REVENGE!]]"²* [[http://aware.easilyamused.org/ National National Awareness Month Awareness Month]] is held in February, and is dedicated to being aware of our awareness observations.²* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Chelwb6Ja4 This]] parody of Rebecca Black's "song" Friday, mocking the repetition of the original.²** "Alarm goes off cause it's an alarm"²** "When I wake up I open my eyes/Keeping them closed makes it dark inside/so I need to open them cause that's what I do/When I wake up I need to do that"²* [[Music/BadLipReading]]: Senator Lindsay Graham on why he likes a song.²--> '''Graham:'' See, what happened there is you guys caught me singing "Judy Moonlight." ... Because, Judy Moonlight is the one the song is about.²* [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/world-death-rate-holding-steady-at-100-percent,1670/ "[Death is] responsible for 100 percent of all recorded fatalities worldwide..."]]²* When WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic reviewed ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'', he parodied the extremely generic [[ExecutiveMeddling studio-mandated]] songs with his own song, that went something like this:²--> "My heart will love a loving love love, but only in my dreams. But because I sing with singiness, the dreams I'll dream I'll dream!"²* ''WebVideo/ZTrueLongIslandStory'' presents: ''Broskis on Broadway [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations The Musical]]'', "a show so inspiring, ''{{Newsweek}}'' magazine calls it so inspiring."²* [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Self-reference Many, many pages on Uncyclopedia]].²* [[http://www.27bslash6.com/foggot.html 27b/6]]: "The product, misrepresented as 'Natural Black' instead of 'Manga/AstroBoy black', turned my hair as dark as an adequate simile describing just how black it actually was and stained my forehead and ears purple."²* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/xzibit-yo-dawg Yo dawg, I heard you like shapes...]]²* ''WebVideo/HowToBasic'' delves into this sometimes. For example, the instructions on how to make beef jerky included dropping a generous amount of pre-packaged beef jerky into the mess.²* Shadow of the LetsPlay show ''LetsPlay/SuperPlayify'' said, of [[Toys/BusouShinki Arnval]] in ''VideoGame/{{Otomedius}} Excellent'', "Seriously, she looks like Ann from ''Busou Shinki''". To be fair to him, the conversation (including the name he used for her) showed that he was only familiar with the [[Anime/BusouShinki anime]], not the toy line, and the whole point of ''Super Playify'' is that the players go in canonblind, so he couldn't have known that Konami stuffed a lot of characters from their other properties into it.²* ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'':²-->'''Sketchbook''': What's your favourite idea? Mine is being creative!\²'''Yellow Guy''': How do you get that idea?\²'''Sketchbook''': I just try to think creatively.²* ''[[https://vimeo.com/147396054 A Movie About Itself]]'' is a short film that is somewhere between a documentary and a mockumentary, and is built on this whole idea. ²* ''Podcast/{{Hello From the Magic Tavern}}'':²-->'''Arnie''': Different things mean different things²* [[http://www.tor.com/2018/06/29/rebirth-of-the-bat-batman-begins/ This article]] on ''Film/BatmanBegins'' describes how ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' "failed like a big giant failing thing".²* WebVideo/TheVictorianWay: Mrs Crocombe talks about pudding: "Some people call this shirt sleeve pudding because they make it in old shirt sleeves."²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation Cartoons from the Occidental World]]²* From the aborted ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' animated series. "There are things in the dark. Dark things."²* ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}. "That's all I can stands, and I can't stands no more!"²** "I yam what I yam, and that's all that I yam: I'm Popeye the Sailor Man."²** In one of the Paramount shorts, when Bluto is carrying off Olive, she yells, "Let go of me you... you ''you,'' you!"²** In the Fleischer short, ''Lost and Foundry'':²-->'''Olive:''' AAAH!! Swee'Pea went into the factory! He'll be killed to death!!²* A good example of a pleonasm is ''[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man]]''. Of course, [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail they couldn't just call him Man]]. Of course, "he-man" did have the advantage of being a [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/he-man real word]].²* Dr Zoidberg pulled a truly spectacular five-hit combo on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': "My next clue came at 4:15, when the clock stopped. And another came two hours later at 4:15, when I discovered the murdered body of Amy's dead, deceased corpse."²** And in another episode:²--->'''Fry:''' I'm literally angry with rage!²** Subverted in the episode "Crimes of the Hot", where Professor Farnsworth receives a Polluting Medal of Pollution, whose name appears to be redundant but actually refers to the fact that it's a pollution-related medal that releases pollution itself.²** The New Justice Team from "Less Than Hero"²--->Go, go, go New Justice Team\²Go team, go team, team team team\²Who's that newest Justice Team?\²The New Justice Team\²Captain Yesterday is fast\²Also he is from the past\²Not just fast but from the past\²Captain Yesterday!\²Super King has all the powers of a King\²Plus all the power of Superman,\²Also he's a robot\²Ain't it cool? Super King you rule!\²Cloberella beats you up\²Cloberella beats you up\²Who does she beat up? You!!\²Cloberella!\²Citizens, never fear\²Crazy do-good freaks are here\²Until they run out of steam...\²Miracle cream, miracle cream\²Gives the power to the team\²Its effects wear off for sure\²So they just slop on some more.\²The New Justice Team!²** Also, in the first "Anthology of Interest" episode, when Fry causes a rift in the time space continuum after not falling into the cryogenic freezer:²--->'''Al Gore:''' You fool! You foolish fool!²** "The Deep South" has:²--->'''Farnsworth:''' Fry, you half-mad, half-insane maniac! Be reasonable!²** In "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings," after Bender protests to the Robot Devil that he is unwilling to make a deal:²--->'''Robot Devil:''' Really? There's nothing you want?²--->'''Bender:''' Hmmm. I forgot you could tempt me with things I want...²** Ranger Park, The [[NatureHero Park Ranger]] from "Spanish Fry"²--->'''Ranger Park:''' I'm Ranger Park, the Park Ranger.²--->'''Fry:''' I get it!²** In "Xmas Story", Leela tells Fry "I'm lonely, and you're lonely, but together, we're lonely together."²** The CouchGag in one episode reads "FromTheMakersOf ''Futurama''".²** In "Bender Gets Made", The Donbot tells Bender "we'll be committing crimes that may be illegal".²** From "A Pharaoh To Remember":²-->'''Fry''': You know what the worst thing about being a slave is? They make you work, but they don't pay you or let you go.²* Mojo Jojo's elliptical and recursive dialogue in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' frequently visits this territory, sometimes with an overnight bag in hand.²-->"[[HypocriticalHumor I do not talk like that! The way I communicate is much different. I do not reiterate, repeat, reinstate the same thing over and over again. I am clear, concise, to the point!]]"²** See also this little speech from Bubbles:²-->"Yeah. We were flying to Mojo Jojo's house. I like flying. Oh, and then there were these really pretty clouds. And there was one that was shaped like a heart, and there was this one that looked like a pretty pony, and there was one that looked like a cloud..."²** And then there was the time when Bubbles suffered from EasyAmnesia and thought ''she'' was Mojo...²--->'''Mojo''': [[ShoutOut/ThePowerPuffGirls One shall be the number of Mojo Jojos in the world, and the number of Mojo Jojos in the world shall be one! Two Mojo Jojos is too many, and three is right out!]]²** '''[[Characters/ThePowerpuffGirlsMainAntagonists Brick]]''': Man, beating up people for fun is really fun!²* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''²** From the pilot "Help Wanted":²--->'''Mr. Krabs:''' Do you smell it? That smell. A kind of smelly smell. The smelly smell that smells... smelly.²** In the same episode, [=SpongeBob=] calls the Krusty Krab "the finest eating establishment ever established for eating".²** From the episode, "The Bully":²--->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Do not cheer me, fellow adult students. Flatts is the real victim here. A victim of a society that's going down a violent road to nowhere... a road I call... Violence Road.²** From "Big Pink Loser":'²--->'''Patrick:''' Hey [=SpongeBob=], guess what? I got an award!²--->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' That's great, Patrick. What's it for?²--->'''Patrick:''' See for yourself.²--->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' "For outstanding achievement in achievement."²** From "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III":²---> '''Mermaid Man''': Prolonged exposure to the orb of confusion will give you... confusion!"²** Thinking of Mrs. Puff alone and afraid in jail makes [=SpongeBob=] think of...Mrs. Puff being alone and afraid in jail.²* ''Thumbtanic'': "She's ''neekid''... and she ain't got no clothes on neither!"²* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': "I am a sex offender. I like offensive sex. I offend people with the sex I have," said by a sex offender. In ''American Dad''.²* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'': In one episode, Gir dons a human-like robot disguise to save Zim, uttering the words: "I am government man, come from the government. The government has sent me."²** "It's a government android!"²** "They locked up their fortress...with LOCKS!" line by Zim.²** Dib says at one point: "I know. The philosophical implications are quite...philosophical"²** Gir goes on a waffle-making spree.²---> '''Zim:''' Hey, these aren't bad. What's in 'em?²---> '''Gir:''' There's ''waffle'' in 'em!²* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': ²** "You have a picture of a shrink ray ON the shrink ray gun. That is totally retarded."²** "It's a walking eye. It does walking eye stuff."²* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' featured a villain who called himself the Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight (yeah, baby!).²** With the immortal line "An object at rest cannot be stopped!"²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Minoriteam}}''... '''"BALACTUS DEVOURER OF WORLDS IS READY TO DEVOUR WORLDS!"'''²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' has "Man-O-Steel Man", a CaptainErsatz of Superman.²* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': This exchange in "An Ed in the Bush".²--->'''Jonny:''' ''(handing Rolf a badge)'' Here you go, Rolf.²--->'''Rolf:''' ''(hands Jonny a badge as well)'' And here's your "Bringing Me My Badge" badge.²* Dr. Director, Director of Global Justice in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.²** Also {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in "So The Drama":²--->'''Drakken:''' My new death ray is killer!²--->'''Ron:''' Dude, isn't that redundant?²** Also Ron's martial arts instructor Master Sensei.²* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':²-->'''Randy:''' If we're still alive in the morning, then we'll know we're not dead.²* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' has Dale Gribble yelling about his father, who kissed Dale's wife on their wedding day:²-->'''Dale:''' "I loved my Dad like a father, and he betrayed me like a betrayer!"²** Peggy also once referred to Charles Dickens as 'The most Dickensian of authors'.²* [[TheDitz Ralph Wiggum]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' firmly believes that "Fun toys are ''fun''!"²** Did you know that his cat's breath smells like cat food?²** His father once ran a booth in a renaissance fair that featured amazing mythical creatures.²-->'''Chief Wiggum''': Behold, the two headed dog, born with only one head! And behold, out of the mists of time, the legendary Esquilax, a horse with the head of a rabbit, and the body...of a rabbit.²** From "Fear of Flying":²-->'''Air hostess''': Due to our policy of overselling flights, this flight has been oversold.\²'''Homer''': "This bar is like a Tavern to me."²** From "Dumbbell Indemnity":²-->'''Moe''': "I'm just gonna die lonely and ugly and dead."²** "Call Mr. Plow, that's the name / [[SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion That name again is Mr. Plow]]."²** From "Marge Vs. The Monorail":²-->'''Lyle Langley''': So "mono" means "one" and "rail" means "rail."²** From "Behind the Laughter":²-->'''Homer''': "You see, fame is like a drug. But what was ''really'' like a drug were the drugs."²* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''²** In the episode "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted", the song "Little Brothers" refrain:²--->You will always be my little brothers\²Because you're younger, we're related\²And you're boys²** In "The Ballad of Badbeard", Dr. Doofenshmirtz has a pair of crocodiles, both named Susan, in his new evil lair. "I named them after each other!"²** "Not Phineas and Ferb" brings us "Space Adventure! It's an adventure in ''space!''"²** In "Skiddley Whiffers", Dr. Doofenshmirtz claims "Fire is the leading cause of fire."²** In "Ask a Foolish Question", after trapping Perry in a block of cement, Doofenshmirtz says "Welcome, Perry the Platypus. How do you like your trap? That's super quick drying cement. See? (Knocks on the cement) Solid as a, uh... I dunno, some rock-like substance. Cement, maybe!"²* In the Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}} version of ''Disney/RobinHood'', a group of two boys and two girls[[note]]Three of them are rabbit siblings, while the other is a turtle[[/note]] has this chant:²-->Spider, snakes and a lizard's head\²If I tattletale, I'll die till I'm dead.²* Carmine, a parasitic talent agent who lived in Zorak's throat on ''WesternAnimation/TheBrakShow'' did this a lot.²-->'''Carmine''': That voice of yours is a goldmine. That's right, a mine fulla gold!\²'''Carmine''': Mansionland, that's right, a land fulla mansions!²* [[{{Malaproper}} Early Cuyler]] and most of the other characters on ''WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}'' are prone to this from time to time. With such lines as "Worky jobs" and "money checks".²** "TV lookity-box"²** "Thirty five dollars a month?! Monthly?! Every month?!"²-->'''Early''': And I was gonna ventilate yo head brain with this here gun bullet.\²'''Lerm''': Gun bullet, heh, [[LampshadeHanging that's redundant]].²* From ''WesternAnimation/ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera'', "We got you a present, for you to have."²* From ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'', "His nose is as plain as the nose on his face."²* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'':²-->'''Bloat:''' You're from the Big Blue? What's it like?\²'''Nemo:''' Well, it's, uh, big, and it's blue.\²'''Bloat:''' I knew it!²::The Latin-American translation is funnier because Bloat instead of replying "knew it" He says "that's weird."²* ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'': JFK's attempt at being threatening to Abe and Gandhi in the bathroom.²-->'''JFK:''' I will see you there! And by will, I mean won't! (Laughs and leaves)\²(Returning) Cos you're not invited. I, er, wasn't sure if I was clear earlier. So... you're not. Invited, that is. (Leaves)\²(Returns) To my party! (Leaves)\²[[OverlyLongGag (Returns) Forgot to wash my hands!]]²* ''WesternAnimation/TwelveOunceMouse'': "Then aspirin was invented, the common cure for things that aspirin cures."²* The wonderful thing about [[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh tiggers]], is tiggers are wonderful things. And Tigger is the only one.²* When introduced to "The Black Raven" in ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'', Yugo immediately points out that all ravens are black, and he and his friends attempt to find him a better name.²* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', "Simba" translates to "lion" in Swahili. [[ADogNamedDog So they effectively named the lion in]] ''The Lion King'' [[ADogNamedDog "lion"]].²* One of the best-named cartoon villains ever is ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'''s Lady Redundant Woman.²** Mr. Big claims The Thing is "scientifically designed by scientists."²* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' ²** Invoked by Comicbook/TheQuestion in episode "Question Authority", to prove the whole conspiracy behind Comicbook/LexLuthor's presidential campaign (harkening back to the parallel universe from "A Better World", in which Luthor had become President and killed Flash as part of his plans):²---> Everything that exists has a specific nature. Each entity exists as something in particular and has certain characteristics that are part of what it is. "A" is "A"... And, no matter what reality he calls home, Luthor is Luthor.²** This makes more sense if you realize that "A is A" is the Objectivist law of identity (and the rest of it is basically just an expansion on that). The character in question (sorry) was created by an Objectivist and, in the original comics, would usually say it at least once a story, so it's more of a ShoutOut.²** And Galatea.²---> "Boredom is my kryptonite. Well, actually, [[MetaPhorgotten kryptonite is my kryptonite.]]"²* In the ''WesternAnimation/MaryokuYummy'' episode "The Ninth Wish," when Shika confiscates the eponymous wish (as wishsitters are only allowed to watch eight wishes at a time), Fij Fij worries that Shika won't let it have any fun, and Ooka adds, "Or give it any hugs!" This prompts Maryoku to say, "Without fun and hugs, that poor little wish will be... without fun and hugs!"²** In "Scatterday," Shika reads the rules for Scatterday, the second of which is "The first one to find the Scatter Crown is the first one to find the Scatter Crown."²* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': "If you were to cook any slower... why you wouldn't be cooking very fast, now would you?"²* The quirky speech pattern that is the VerbalTic of WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda.²* ''WesternAnimation/ThePoint'' "And needless to say, business was brisk, and the competition was...competitive."²** "He's a very industrious industrialist."²* A common feature of Julien's dialogue in ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', e.g. "It is I, who is me!" and "What is up with the un-big tiny littleness of my royal estate?"²* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''²-->'''Starfire''': I came here to notify you about the Brotherhood of Evil. They mean to harm us all. They are quite evil.²-->'''Argent''': Hence the name.²* ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'': "Enough! I am Gandalf, [[BadassBoast and Gandalf means... ME!]]"²* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'':²** In the [[ItsAWonderfulPlot It's a Wonderful Life send-up]] from the ChristmasSpecial, Butt-Head visits Beavis and Stuart at a soup kitchen, and tries to get Beavis to remember him.²-->'''Butt-Head''': It's me, you bunghole.²-->'''Beavis''': Um, what's a bunghole?²-->'''Butt-Head''': ''You're'' a bunghole, bunghole!²-->'''Stuart''': Hey, cro-magnon, you can't use a word to define itself.²-->'''Beavis''': Yeah. Cro-magnon.²-->'''Butt-Head''': I can too, bunghole.²** When the boys are watching Music/{{Journey}}'s "Separate Ways" video, Butt-Head says "This video, like, like, if it was a turd, it would, like, be, like, the same thing." ²* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':²** "May the Best Pet Win":²---> '''Rainbow Dash''': "This can't be happening! Forever is way too long to be trapped in Ghastly Gorge. I mean, it's like... forever!"²** "Too Many Pinkie Pies":²---> '''Pinkie Pie''': "The water's great; it's totally wet and everything!"²** Maud's poem in her debut episode, "Maud Pie":²---> '''Maud Pie''': Rock / You are a rock / Gray / You are gray / Like a rock / Which you are / Rock²* According to its theme song, the plot of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' started when an alien device "did what it did".²* From ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', we get the line, "Only Alfred sounds that much like Alfred."²* In ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'': "Doors are for people who use doors."²* Two words: [[WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}} Overgrown man-child]].²* ''Disney/PeterPan'' offers this bit of [[BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins Indian language]]:²-->''Hana Mana Ganda \²Hana Mana Ganda'' \²We translate for you. \²"Hana" means what "mana" means \²And "ganda" means that too!²* The ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Giant Woman" has a somewhat subtler example:²-->'''Steven:''' ''If you give it a chance/You could do a huge dance/Because you are a giant woman!''²* The nonsense quote at the beginning of the {{WesternAnimation/Clarence}} episode "Rise and Shine", which ends with the line "Also breakfast is an important part of a nutritious breakfast."²* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' episode, "Trouble on Planet Wait-Your-Turn", Jason asks how he's supposed to fit in their spaceship when he's much bigger than they are. Zidgel answers, "Ah, too big, too big. When I was your size, I was twice your size!" Cue Jason's AsideGlance.²* The villains from the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode "Flying Dupes" give us this line.²-->"We take whatever we want! And whatever we want, we take!"²* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' has this reaction of Rocko when he discovers every room of his house has been built into a bathroom.²---> '''Rocko:''' My living room, it's a bathroom. My closet is a bathroom. My basement is a bathroom! My ballroom is a bathroom!! EVEN MY BATHROOM IS A BATHROOM!!!!! ({{beat}}) Well, I guess that's okay.²* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': In the short "Super-Rabbit", Bugs encounters rabbit-hater Cottontail Smith, who says "If there's one thing I hate more than a rabbit, it's ''two'' rabbits!".²* ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'': In "I'm Happy Just To Dance With You," after the boys find themselves in an Italian street festival:²-->'''Ringo:''' I love festivals. They're so...festive!²* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': In "Irrational Treasure", Quentin Trembley: "we appear to be trapped in some sort of crate-shaped box!"²* On ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace,'' Devin sees Crimson "un-{{Goth}}ed" and comments, "Wow, your skin is so...flesh-colored."²* In the pilot of ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'', Farmer John mentions that [[ADogNamedDog he named the sheep Sheep]] because he looked like a sheep when he was born.²* From ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresofSuperMarioBros3'': "That's Prince Hugo the Huge, the new ruler of Giant Land! They say he's the biggest, toughest, bravest prince ever, even for a giant! He's a giant."²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Wikis That Everybody Can Edit]]²* Wiki/TVTropes:²** When a pothole is found in a page and leads to the [[Administrivia/LinkingToAnArticleWithinTheArticle same page]].²** There are also several times where a pothole is just the trope name, except with the caps removed, ex: SuspectIsHatless as "suspect is hatless". Some tropers work on cleaning those up.²** The Film/CitizenKane article dubs the movie the Citizen Kane of film. ²** YKTTW entries as well, such as "Gesturing with a Weapon: Somebody gestures at people with a weapon".²* [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]] also features a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tautological_place_names List of tautological place names]].²* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_crimes_in_the_Kosovo_War "The war crimes in the Kosovo War were a series of war crimes committed during the Kosovo War..."]]²* SCP-2364 of the Wiki/SCPFoundation is literally this as a concept with physical form.²[[/folder]]²²----

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