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"I was re-reading Moby-Dick the other day and—oh, I haven't read it since... I'm sure none of us has. It's worth picking up again. It's about this whale..."
Ruth, Wonderful Town

Sometimes, Pop-Cultural Osmosis only works part of the way, and as a result, certain famous works or events are only known for one or two lines.

To make things worse, a show which attempts to parody said event will only include that one line.

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Often the result of Never Live It Down, and is a common cause of It Was His Sled. If this phenomenon is blown out of proportion enough that the original context seems to become irrelevant, it's Memetic Mutation. See also "Common Knowledge". For the In-Universe trope where most characters know about an alleged secret, see Everybody Knew Already.

A lot of these will also be mentioned in the Signature Line or Signature Scene pages.


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Underneath each item is a list of "stock facts" that everybody seems to know about a person, place, event, or work. Try to guess as many of them as possible before looking at the spoilers. Double points if you know the specific significance or context of each fact.

Possible answers will be:

  • The premise
  • Events
  • Specific details or facts
  • Well-known quotes
  • Completely incorrect information which somehow got associated with it. (Triple points for these, if you both know it and understand why it's wrong!)
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Guideline when adding new entries: It must be something that the majority of people, not just you, or a specific niche of the fandom, are able to recall from memory.

Also, you may add an explanation if you so choose, but it's not mandatory.

Finally, despite the fact that EVERYBODY seemingly knows these things, they should be spoiler tagged.


Everybody knows that...

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  • 1984
    • The setting is a Crapsack World.
    • "Big Brother is Watching You."
    • Any law or politician you don't like will turn our world into the one in the book.
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey and series
    • "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that"
    • "Will I dream?"
    • The big black cuboid Monolith
      • "Oh my god... it's full of stars!"
    • "But you'll look sweet/upon the seat/of a bicycle buuilt for twooooooooo...
    • The Star Child
    • The famous leitmotif of Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra (known for its epic "Dun... dun... dun... DUH-DUN!")
  • 300
    • THIS! IS! SPARTAAAA! (kicks other guy into pit)
    • TONIGHT! WE DINE! IN HELL!

    A 
  • Ace Attorney
  • Abraham Lincoln
    • Ended slavery / Freed the slaves.
    • Was assassinated.
    • Had a tall black hat and facial hair.
    • Is on the US penny and $5.00 bill
    • "Four score and seven years ago..."
    • Was quite tall (6'4")
  • Adolf Hitler
  • Adventure Time
    • What time is it?
    • There's a boy with a white bear hat named Finn and an yellow shapeshifting dog named Jake.
    • It takes place in a post-apocalyptic world.
    • The Ice King kidnaps princesses.
    • There's a princess for everything.
    • The Lich is not funny.
    • Princess Bubblegum and Marceline were in a relationship before the events of the series.
    • Finn loses his arm.
    • Jake makes bacon pancakes and sings about it.
  • AKIRA:
  • Albert Einstein
    • Relativity
    • E = mc^2
    • "God does not play dice with the Universe."
    • His hair
    • Was allegedly a slow student, much to the delight of motivational speakers everywhere.
    • Took a picture showing his tongue.
    • Always makes you look smart when you quote him... even when the quote is fake.
    • "Only two things are infinite, the Universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
    • Nobel Prize. NOT for relativity.
  • Alexander Nevsky
    • Ice breaks, the knights drown.
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    • Made a cameo in each of his own films.
    • Even folks who've never seen Alfred Hitchcock Presents can usually hum the theme song, Funeral March of the Marionettes.
    • his silhouette
    • The Birds
      • A bunch of black birds gather around and then attack someone,
    • Psycho
      • A girl gets stabbed in the shower with freaky music playing.
      • Norman Bates is the killer and his mother
  • Alfred J. Kwak
    • He's a duck whose adoptive father is a mole.
    • There's a crow named Dolf who is basically Crow Hitler.
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
    • Alice eats stuff that changes her size.
    • The White Rabbit, who is late
    • The Caterpillar, who smokes a hookah
    • The Cheshire Cat
    • The Mad Tea Party
    • The Queen of Hearts, who constantly shouts "Off with His Head!!"
    • The Jabberwocky
      • "'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves\\Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;\\All mimsy were the borogoves,\\And the mome raths outgrabe."
      • The creature's actual name is "Jabberwock", but many media call it "The Jabberwocky" because of the title of the poem in which it's described. Triple points if you knew that.
    • The Walrus and the Carpenter
      • "The time has come," the Walrus said,\\"To talk of many things:\\Of shoes— and ships— and sealing-wax—\\And cabbages— and kings—\\And why the sea is boiling hot—\\And whether pigs have wings."
    • We're all mad here.
    • People paint some roses red.
    • It was All Just a Dream.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball
    • It's known for its Medium Blending.
    • Gumball is a blue cat and he has an adoptive brother who is a goldfish.
    • Gumball's mother, Nicole, had an anime style fight scene in one episode.
    • There's lots of Animate Inanimate Objects.
    • Gumball has a girlfriend named Penny who is a peanut with antlers.
      • She's actually a shapeshifter inside a peanut shell.
    • A background character disappearing from the show became a plot point.
    • They made fun of their own Chinese knockoff.
    • The show ended on a really dark cliffhanger.
  • American Pie
    • "This one time, at band camp ..."
    • "MILF!"
    • The kid has sex with a pie.
    • Webcam
  • Among Us
    • X sus
    • X was not an imposter. Y impostors remain
  • Amphibia
    • "I'm just a normal girl living in another world!"
    • Three girls get sucked into a music box and get transported to a dimension of sapient amphibians.
    • The main protagonist is blissfully unaware of the leaves and twig in her hair for an entire season.
    • Had a legendary crossover episode with Gravity Falls.
  • Andrew Johnson
    • Had an impeachment trial
  • Animal Mechanicals:
    • There are five Animal Mechanicals; Rex, Unicorn, Komodo, Mouse, and Sasquatch.
    • "Mechana-can we do it? We Animal Mechanical can!".
  • Animaniacs
  • Anything Goes
    • It's all on a boat
  • Arthur
    • He's an aardvark who doesn't look like one
    • Arthur has a sister named D.W.
      • He punches her in one episode.
      • "I told you... not... TO TOUCH IT!"
    • One song on the show was about the benefits of having a library card.
  • Austin Powers
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
    • There are four nations named after the four elements: Water, earth, fire, and air, and people who can control said elements called Benders.
    • The Avatar can bend all of the elements.
    • But everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.
    • Aang is the Avatar and the last airbender.
    • The Fire Nation killed all the airbenders, except for Aang, who sealed himself in an iceberg for a hundred years.
    • Zuko wants to regain his honor.
    • One episode has a dedication to a character's late voice actor.
    • In one episode, the main characters watch a play about themselves.
    • "That's rough, buddy."
    • "MY CABBAGES!"
    • It has a bad movie adaptation.
    • It has a sequel series whose main character is bisexual.
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    B 
  • The Backyardigans
    • There are five Backyardigans; Pablo, Tyrone, Uniqua, Tasha, and Austin.
    • Tasha and Austin have limited appearances.
    • "Castaways, we are castaways..."
  • Barack Obama
    • First African-American President.
    • "Yes, we can!"
    • Osama bin Laden went down on his watch.
    • "Hope and Change" (paraphrased, mostly used sarcastically by detractors)
    • Quit smoking before presidency.
  • Barbie & The Diamond Castle:
  • Barbie in the Nutcracker
    • It's the first CGI Barbie movie.
    • Barbie stars as Clara.
  • Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses:
    • Barbie stars as Genevieve.
    • The twelve princesses are named in alphabetical order: Ashlyn, Blair, Courtney, Delia, Edeline, Fallon, Genevieve, Hadley, Isla, Janessa, Kathleen, and Lacey.
    • Genevieve and Derek are crushing on each other.
  • Batman franchise in general:
    • Batman's parents were killed in front of him in an alley when he was young.
    • He doesn't have super powers, but is very wealthy.
    • His costumes across most incarnations are predominately black or very very dark gray.
    • His sidekick is Robin.
    • One of his greatest rivals is The Joker.
    • Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb.
  • Batman & Robin
    • A Batsuit with rubber nipples.
    • Mr. Freeze makes a LOT of ice puns.
    • A Batbomb?
      • Bat Credit Card?!?
  • The Beatles
  • Bee Movie
    • "According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly."
    • "Ya like jazz?"
    • A bee sues the human race for selling honey.
    • Man loses his girlfriend to a bee.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    • The electric kite experiment.
    • On the $100.00 bill
    • Poor Richard's Almanack
    • "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."
    • Bifocals
    • Was a manwhore.
  • Better Call Saul:
    • A spinoff of Breaking Bad, about Walter White's lawyer.
      • It's a prequel.
    • Saul Goodman used to be called Jimmy McGill.
    • The Chicago Sunroof.
    • Chuck is trying to ruin Jimmy.
    • Mike, Gus, Tuco, and Hector are all in it.
    • Lalo Salamanca has become an incredibly popular character.
  • The Bible - The Old Testament
    • Adam and Eve eat the Fruit of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden.
    • Cain kills Abel.
    • Noah builds the Ark to survive the Flood.
      • The Ark carried Noah's family and two of each animal on Earth.
    • Moses leads the slaves out of Egypt, parting the Red Sea on the way.
    • Moses brings down the Ten Commandments.
    • David kills Goliath with a sling.
    • Job has a pretty rotten time.
  • The Bible - The New Testament
    • Mary gives birth to Jesus in a Bethlehem manger.
    • Jesus walks on water, amongst other miracles.
    • Jesus has a Last Supper.
    • Judas betrays Jesus to the Romans.
    • Jesus dies on the cross, wearing a crown of thorns.
    • Jesus is resurrected three days later.
    • The four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
  • Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
    • "YOU'RE WINNER!"
    • You can accelerate in reverse infinitely.
    • You can drive through everything and your opponent never finishes the race.
  • Bill Clinton
    • ...did not inhale.
    • He did not have sexual relations with that woman.
    • It depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is.
    • He feels your pain.
    • Was impeached but not convicted. Remained President.
  • BioShock
    • A man chooses, a slave obeys.
    • Would you Kindly?
  • The Birth of a Nation (1915)
  • Blue's Clues:
    • There's a blue dog.
    • There's a family of spice containers.
    • There was a guy named Steve, who went to college, so a guy named Joe took over.
  • Braveheart
    • "...but they'll never take our FREEDOM!"
    • Blue facepaint.
  • Breaking Bad:
    • A middle-aged high school chemistry teacher gets lung cancer and starts cooking meth with a former student.
    • The meth is blue.
    • Walt's doing all of it strictly for his family's sake.
    • "Now, Say My Name."
      • "Heisenberg."
      • "You're goddamn right!"
    • Gus Fring slits a guy's throat with a box cutter.
    • Walt throws a pizza on the roof of his house.
    • Walt allows a girl to choke to death on her own vomit, which later leads to a massive plane crash over his house.
    • There's a disabled old cartel guy in a wheelchair who rings a bell to communicate.
    • "I am not in danger, Skyler. I am the danger! A guy opens his door and gets shot, and you think that of me? No. I am the one who knocks!"
    • There's a set of Ax-Crazy twins running around with a hand-drawn picture of Heisenberg.
    • "No half measures."
    • Jesse says "Bitch!" a lot.
    • There's a drug kingpin who runs a chain of fried chicken fast food restaurants as a cover.
    • "Stay out of my territory."
    • Skyler is a widely disliked character.
    • "Yeah, science!!"

    C 
  • Caillou:
    • The protagonist is infamous for being whiny.
    • He's bald.
    • He's "just a kid who's four and each day he grows some more."
    • He has a sister named Rosie who's even whinier, but she has fewer haters because she's only two.
  • Cardcaptor Sakura
    • It's about a girl who has to collect magical cards to prevent disasters.
    • She has a friend named Tomoyo who always films her.
    • She has a rival-turned-love interest named Syaoran Li.
    • They made it into a boy show called Cardcaptors for the North American market.
    • Really cute and sugary sweet.
    • Everyone Is Bi!
    • At this rate, everything will burn!
  • Casablanca
    • "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
    • "Play it again, Sam." (Which was never spoken in the movie)
    • "Here's looking at you, kid"
    • "I'm shocked, shocked, to find that gambling is going on in here!"
    • "You'll regret it... maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life."
    • "Round up the usual suspects."
  • Castlevania
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas:
    • Special about overcommercialization.
    • Everyone dancing in the auditorium
    • Linus quoting the Bible
    • The small tree Charlie Brown gets
    • "I've been kissed by dog lips!"
    • "Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-oooooh" *BREATH*
  • Charles Dickens
    • A Christmas Carol
      • Ebenezer Scrooge
      • "BAH HUMBUG!"
      • Three spirits: Christmas Past, Christmas Present, Christmas Future (Yet to Come)
      • There's a disabled boy named Tiny Tim (although not everyone knows his surname).
    • A Tale of Two Cities
      • "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."
  • Charlotte's Web:
    • The spider dies.
    • There are a lot of big words.
  • Checkers \ Draughts:
    • Played on a board with squares of alternating colours, same as Chess.
    • Relatively simple rule set, compared to, e.g., Chess.
    • A piece is promoted if it gets to the other end of the board. ("King me").
  • Chess:
    • Played on a board with squares of alternating colours, same as Checkers.
    • "Checkmate", which happens when a king cannot escape capture.
    • Pawns are weak, and are often sacrificed.
    • Pawns promote if they reach the other end of the board.
    • Queen is the most powerful piece.
    • Knight has a more complicated movement than the other pieces.
  • The Chica Show:
    • The live-action segments take place in the Costume Coop.
    • Mario Lopez voices the character Stitches
  • Chick-fil-A Cows
    • Can't spell.
    • EAT MOR CHIKIN
  • Christopher Columbus
    • Was Italian (specifically, from Genoa)
    • Despite this, he convinced the King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile to finance his voyage to Asia
    • "Sailed the ocean blue" in 1492 with three ships: the Niña, Santa María and the Pinta.
    • Never got to Asia, but instead landed in the Caribbean, thereby beginning the Age of Colonization of the Americas by Europeans
  • Chuggaaconroy
  • Citizen Kane
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Club Penguin
    • You played as a penguin that could wave, throw a snowball or do a dance.
    • You got banned for swearing.
    • There were minigames, including a fishing game, a pizza-making game and an Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors game.
    • Disney bought it.
    • There were lots of parties.
    • Everyone wanted to tip the iceberg.
    • It closed down in 2017.
  • Columbo:
    • A detective hounds and manipulates murder suspects as he unravels their always elaborate schemes to get away with it.
    • Columbo dresses dumpily, drives an ancient car, and projects an air of absentmindedness and stupidity.
    • The audience knows who the murderer is from the start; the plot is more about how Columbo's going to go about catching them.
    • LIQUID FILTH!!
    • "Just one more thing ..."
    • Columbo owns a basset hound.
  • Criminal Minds
    • It's a show about serial killers.
    • Inigo Montoya and Greg were main characters
    • One of its main characters is a Child Prodigy who is an Adorkable Badass Bookworm that is a frequent target of the villains
    • Popularized- but did not invent- the term "Un-Sub", or "Unknown Subject", used to describe the criminal that is being sought
    • "We need to deliver the profile"/"It's time to deliver the profile"
    • The main characters are FBI agents who are known as criminal profilers (or simply "profilers") a job classification that does not actually exist within the real FBI
    • The profilers catch their criminals by creating a criminal profile (or simply a "profile") of the Un-Sub, done by examining the crime scene and understanding the Un-Sub's methods, tendencies and behaviours
  • The Crying Game
    • Dil is a pre-op transsexual woman.

    D 
  • Danganronpa
    • It's about hope and despair.
    • The franchise mascot is a sadist, black and white bear animatronic.
    • Talented teenagers must kill each other to get out wherever they're locked in.
      • If they get caught, they are executed in an over-the-top way related to their talent.
  • The Dark Knight
  • Deltarune
    • It's related to Undertale somehow.
    • "CHAOS, CHAOS! I CAN DO ANYTHING!"
    • "NOW'S YOUR CHANCE TO BE A [[BIG SHOT]]!"
    • Sans befriended your mother last night.
    • Kris Get The Banana
      • Potassium
    • There's an annoying gamer bird.
  • Despicable Me
    • There's the Minions, who are yellow creatures with goggles and overalls who speak gibberish and like bananas.
    • I fly to the moon! I shrink the moon! I grab the moon! I sit on the toilet!
    • Gru is 14 feet tall.
  • Dingo Pictures
    • They made several very low-quality mockbuster films.
    • They made one about dinosaurs, where one dinosaur says "Yee".
      • He actually says "Peek" who is another dinosaur.
    • Their mascot is a raccoon called Wabuu who looks like Meeko.
      • "Shoop-de-doop-de-doo, I am the Wabuu!"
    • They made one where animals play soccer.
      • The Ambulance Goose.
      • "He's gonna shit now!"
    • They made a The Lion King (1994) knockoff.
      • "The diamonds, my God!"
      • "Your father, the Black Panther, is your father?"
      • "Hmm, I don't know. I think we should be enemies."
  • Dinosaur Train
    • There are dinosaurs.
    • There's a time-traveling train.
    • Buddy, a T-rex, was adopted by pteranodons after his egg somehow ended up in their nest.
  • Disgaea
  • Disney Animated Canon:
    • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
      • The first Disney movie.
      • The dwarfs' names are Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, and Dopey.
      • The evil queen asks "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is fairest of them all?"
      • She actually says "Magic mirror on the wall" in the movie.
      • The evil queen transforms into a hag and gives Snow White a poisoned apple.
    • Pinocchio:
      • The title character is a puppet who wants to be a real boy.
      • His nose grows when he lies.
      • "When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true."
    • Fantasia
      • Mickey Mouse uses a magic hat to bring a broom to life.
      • There's a segment of dinosaurs killing each other.
      • There's some dancing ostriches and hippos.
      • It's the longest film in the Disney Animated Canon.
      • It has a sequel with celebrities and CGI whales.
    • Dumbo
      • Dumbo is an elephant who can fly with his big ears.
      • At one point Dumbo gets drunk and has a Disney Acid Sequence.
      • There's crows, most of which were voiced by black people, who sing about how elephants can't fly.
    • Bambi
    • The Three Caballeros
      • Donald Duck, Jose Carioca and Panchito Pistoles are the three gay caballeros.
    • Fun and Fancy Free
    • Lady and the Tramp
    • Sleeping Beauty
      • The villain is an evil fairy named Maleficent.
      • There's three good fairies, named Flora, Fauna and Merryweather.
      • Princess Aurora touches a needle, causing her to fall asleep.
      • Maleficent turns into a dragon.
      • Prince Philip wakes up Aurora by kissing her.
    • 101 Dalmatians:
      • The bad guy is a lady in a fur coat who wants to kill puppies.
    • The Black Cauldron
      • The villain is a horned skeleton guy.
      • It was a box office bomb.
    • The Great Mouse Detective
      • There's a G-rated stripper mouse.
    • The Little Mermaid (1989)
      • Ariel is a mermaid who wants to become a human.
      • A crab sings a song about why it's great under the sea.
      • Ariel trades her voice for legs to the sea witch Ursula, who is the villain.
      • Launched the Disney Renaissance.
      • It has a happy ending, unlike the original story, where the mermaid dies.
    • Beauty and the Beast
      • A prince was cursed into a beast and the castle staff into living objects.
      • Belle is a French woman who loves reading.
      • Belle gets forced to stay in the castle with the Beast, and falls in love with him.
      • "Be our guest"
      • "No one (does thing) like Gaston!"
      • Belle and the Beast dancing together.
    • Aladdin
    • The Lion King (1994)
    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
      • The bad guy tries to burn down Paris because he's horny for a Romani woman.
      • "Hellfire"
    • Hercules
      • Hades is the bad guy, even though he's one of the nicer gods in Greek mythology.
    • Mulan
      • A Chinese woman disguises herself as a man so she can fight in a war.
      • There's also a dragon.
      • "I'll Make a Man Out Of You"
    • Tarzan
      • A man is raised by apes.
      • The villain accidentally hangs himself.
    • The Emperor's New Groove
      • "When the sun hits that ridge just right..."
      • "Pull the lever, Kronk!"
      • "Wrong lever!"
      • "Oh yeah, it's all coming together."
    • Chicken Little
      • There's a guy named Buck Cluck and he's a terrible father.
    • Meet the Robinsons
      • Lewis is actually Wilbur's dad in the future.
      • Bowler Hat Guy is Goob from the future.
      • Bowler Hat Guy's bowler hat is actually evil.
    • The Princess and the Frog
      • The bad guy is a witch doctor with friends on the other side.
    • Frozen (2013)
      • "Let it go"
      • Elsa has ice powers and a sister named Anna.
      • There's a snowman named Olaf.
      • Hans turns out to be evil.
      • "If only there was someone out there who loved you."
    • Big Hero 6:
    • Zootopia
      • It's about animals and racism.
      • There's a rabbit cop and a fox.
      • The sheep is the villain.
      • There's a scene with sloths doing everything slowly.
    • Moana
      • The evil lava monster is actually the island lady corrupted without her heart.
      • There's a giant shiny crab named Tamatoa.
    • Encanto
      • Every Madrigal family member has a gift except for Mirabel.
      • We don't talk about Bruno.
      • Bruno's rat telenovelas.
  • Disney Ducks Comic Universe
    • Most of the stories are about Donald Duck.
    • Donald's three nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, live with him.
      • Said nephews are Junior Woodchucks, who have a handbook that has information about pretty much everything.
    • Donald has a girlfriend named Daisy, an incredibly lucky cousin named Gladstone, a Cloudcuckoolander cousin named Fethry, and a grandma who is usually just called Grandma Duck.
    • Donald's uncle Scrooge McDuck is the richest duck in the world.
      • Scrooge has a huge bin full of money that he swims in.
      • Scrooge is very stingy and greedy, and barely pays anything to Donald when he works for him.
      • Scrooge mined gold in Klondike.
      • Scrooge loves his #1 Dime which he earned by shining shoes in Scotland.
      • Magica De Spell is a witch who lives on Mount Vesuvius who tries to steal Scrooge's #1 Dime.
      • The Beagle Boys, who wear Domino Masks and are referred to by the numbers on their shirts, try to steal Scrooge's money.
      • Scrooge's business rivals include Flintheart Glomgold and John D. Rockerduck.
    • Gyro Gearloose invents things.
    • Carl Barks wrote a lot of stories.
    • In the Italian comics, Donald is a superhero and a secret agent.
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Doctor Who
    • The Doctor is a Time Lord.
    • The Doctor regenerates.
    • His time machine/spaceship is a phone box that's bigger on the inside. Except it's actually a police box.
      • And it's called the TARDIS.
    • The original series had hilariously low production values.
    • EXTERMINATE!! EXTERMINATE!!
      • Daleks have plungers for hands, egg whisks for guns and pepper pots for bodies.
      • Evil rubbish bins.
    • The theme song.
    • It makes you hide behind the sofa.
    • The Doctor has a sonic screwdriver.
    • There's some angel statues which move when you aren't looking at them.
  • Donald Trump
    • Real estate businessman with a bad combover.
    • Megalomanic who literally put his name on numerous business ventures
    • Owned the Miss Universe pageant- and bragged about it
    • "You're fired!"
    • "Make America Great Again!"
    • Has been divorced three times.
    • Defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
    • "Grab 'em by the pussy."
    • Accused of collusion with Russia.
    • Signature promise to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it.
    • Tweeted a nonsense word "covfefe".
    • Has small hands.
    • Claims to be a "stable genius".
    • Said, "Person, woman, man, camera, TV."
    • Was impeached twice during his presidency.
  • Donkey Hodie:
    • She lives in a windmill.
    • She has several catchphrases: "Hee-hawsome!", "Think, Donkey Hodie, think!" and "I, Donkey Hodie..."
    • Her best friend is a panda who comes from outer space.
    • Her grandfather is the original Donkey Hodie from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
    • In one episode, Purple Panda wore a beard and sang Jingle Bells.
    • Another episode involves a penguin that won't stop saying the word "Squibbit".
    • One episode contained a scene in which Donkey and Panda perform a musical number about a golden rainbow.
  • Don Quixote
    • A madman tries to fight a windmill.
    • Sancho Panza
    • "En un lugar de La Mancha, de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme..." is the Spanish cultural equivalent to "To be or not to be, that is the question."
    • Was writen by Miguel de Cervantes as a parody of chivalry novels.
    • Happens in La Mancha.
    • Has 2 volumes.
  • Dracula
    • A Transylvanian aristocrat is actually a vampire and can turn into a bat.
    • In the end, he dies.
  • Dracula (1931)
  • Dr. Strangelove
    • You can't fight in here, this is the War Room!
    • MEIN FUHRER! I CAN WALK!
    • Guy in a cowboy hatnote  riding an a-bomb.
  • Dragon Ball Z
    • It features muscular men fighting each other by shooting energy beams out of their hands.
    • IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAND!!!!!
      • What?! Nine thousand?! There's no way that can be right, CAN IIIT?!
    • KaaaaaameeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaameeeeeeeeHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!
    • Spiky hair.
  • Dragon Tales:
    • While holding a dragon scale and saying a phrase, two kids named Max and Emmy are sent to a fantasy world with friendly dragons.
    • "I wish, I wish, with all my heart..."
    • "Dragon Tales, Dragon Tales, it's almost time for Dragon Tales!"
    • "There's Ord he's the biggest, not so brave of heart! There's Cassie, so shy and very smart! There's Zak and Wheezie and their tails of fun, cause you know two heads are better than one!"
  • DuckTales (1987):
    • It stars a rich old duck named Scrooge McDuck.
    • Scrooge swims in his money.
    • Scrooge has three great-nephews who he takes on adventures.
    • "Ducktales, woo-oo!"
    • "A sea monster ate my ice cream!"
    • Has a NES game with a catchy song on the Moon level.
    • Has a reboot.
      • David Tennant voiced Scrooge.
      • Darkwing Duck is in it.
      • Lena is Magica De Spell's shadow.
      • Huey, Dewey, and Louie's mother Della Duck disappeared into space when the triplets were eggs.
  • Duke Nukem
  • Dumb Ways To Die:
    • It's a PSA about trains, but most of the song doesn't mention trains.
    • The train-related lyrics don't rhyme.

    E 
  • EarthBound
    • The main character is a boy in a striped shirt and a red hat named Ness.
    • You fight a creepy red thing called Giygas.
    • PSI Rockin.
  • The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants
    • There's a hoard of Canon Foreigners.
    • Jessica is very particular about her haar.
    • Bo Hweemuth is not who he looks like.
  • ET The Extraterrestrial
    • E.T. has a glowing finger
    • "E.T. phone home."
    • Elliott the kid and E.T. flying through the sky in a bike
    • The infamous video game adaption.
  • The Exorcist
    • If your head twists more than it's possible, you're possessed by demons.
    • Pea soup vomit.
    • "Your mother sucks cocks in Hell!"

    F 

    G 
  • Game of Thrones:
    • A lot of people die, not that living there is very pleasant.
    • One of the characters is Daenerys Targaryen, who is known as Khaleesi and the Mother of Dragons.
      • Also, there are dragons in it!
    • "Brace yourselves, Winter is Coming."
    • LOADS of Fanservice.
    • There's incest.
    • Everybody is fighting over the Iron Throne, which is made of swords.
    • The ending was very dissatisfying to a lot of people.
  • Garfield
    • He's a cat...
      • That hates Mondays...
      • loves lasagna...
      • makes snarky comments...
      • and is orange.
    • Garfield's owner is Jon Arbuckle, who talks to his cat a lot and has a crush on the vet.
    • Jon also has a dumb dog named Odie, who Garfield likes kicking off the table and otherwise tormenting.
  • Gargantua and Pantagruel
    • Gargantua is a giant who eats a lot.
    • "Panurge's flock".
  • George Washington
    • He cut down a cherry tree
      • And couldn't tell a lie about it
      • Both of these originated in a poem well after his death.
    • He was the first president of the U.S.
    • He crossed the Delaware River
    • He's pictured on the US $1.00 bill and quarters
    • Wore false teeth that actually were not wooden (they were ivory).
  • George W. Bush
    • Strategery.
    • Misunderestimate.
    • Nucular
    • "Heckuva job, Brownie"
    • Led the U.S. into the Iraq War and a recession.
    • Googler.
    • Dodged a shoe thrown by an irate Iraqi.
  • Ghostbusters
    • "Who ya gonna call?"
    • "He slimed me!"
    • "Don't cross the streams!"
    • Giant marshmallow man.
  • Gilligan's Island
    • The seven of them were aboard the S.S. Minnow.
    • "Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale..."
  • The Godfather series:
    • "Make him an offer he can't refuse."
    • "Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes."
    • Man wakes up, finds a decapitated head of a horse in his bed. Based on this, some writers have come up with the idea that putting a horse head into someone's bed is a common way for the Mafia to scare people, even though in The Godfather the horse head is there only because that particular horse was important to that particular man.
    • "Nothing personal, it's just business."
    • "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."
    • "I know it was you. You broke my heart."
    • Sonny gets utterly riddled with machine gun bullets, prompting Vito to say "Look how they massacred my boy."
  • Godzilla
    • He fights King Kong in one movie.
    • Destroys Tokyo on a daily basis.
    • He's a giant dinosaur-thing.
  • Gone with the Wind
    • "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
    • "After all, tomorrow is another day."
    • "As God as my witness..."
  • The Good Night Show:
    • There were three Goodnight Guides over the years.
    • There is a talking Star puppet who probably gave preschoolers nightmares.
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Grand Theft Auto:
    • You always play as a criminal.
    • The series never fails to get the Moral Guardians riled up.
    • You can pick up prostitutes.
      • And then kill them after the deed is done to get your money back.
    • Any random citizen on the street can be killed in a number of ways.
    • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas:
      • There's a gang war between a gang who wears green (the Grove Street Families) and a gang who wears purple (Ballas).
      • "Oh shit, here we go again."
      • "You picked the wrong house, fool!"
      • Big Smoke's drive through order: "I'll have two Number 9s, a Number 9 large, a Number 6 with extra dip, a Number 7, two Number 45s, one with cheese, and a large soda."
      • Big Smoke is a traitor.
      • The Hot Coffee sex scandal.
    • Grand Theft Auto IV:
      • The protagonist is a Serb named Niko Bellic.
      • Niko has a cousin, Roman, who always wants to go bowling at inopportune times.
      • The game is darker and grittier than its predecessors.
      • YELLOW CAR!!
    • Grand Theft Auto V:
      • There are three protagonists, Michael, Trevor, and Franklin.
      • Trevor is an insane, psychopathic drug addict.
      • Trevor unceremoniously murders Johnny Klebitz in his opening scene.
      • There's a rottweiler named Chop in it.
  • Gravity Falls:
    • There's an evil one-eyed triangle-shaped demon called Bill Cipher.
    • There's three books with a six-fingered hand on the covers.
      • They were written by Grunkle Stan's brother.
    • "But her aim is getting better!"
    • There's secret codes in the show.
    • There's some backwards whispering and a circle with symbols on it at the end of the intro.

    H 
  • The Halloween Hack
    • "Megalovania" originated from this game.
    • "Varik. I HAVE FUCKING HAD IT WITH YOUR SHIT. You little fuckers are going to have your bodies ripped in half. I'll shove your asses so far down your throats that when you crap you'll sing fucking Beethoven. tl;dr: eat shit, faggots."
  • Hamlet
    • "To be, or not to be. That is the question."
    • "Alas, Poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio."
      • A brooding young man speaks to a skull in his hand.
    • Everybody dies at the end.
    • "Good night, sweet prince."
    • "Get Thee to a Nunnery!"
    • "The Melancholy Dane"
  • Happy Days:
    • There's a biker named Fonzie who's famous for doing a thumbs up, snapping his fingers, being promiscuous, and saying, "Ey!".
    • Characters dismiss others with "Sit on it!"
    • Fonzie jumped a shark, which is where Jumping the Shark comes from.
  • Happy Tree Friends
    • A bunch of cute colorful animals die in horrible ways.
    • There's a yellow bunny with pink bunny slippers.
    • There's a dumb blue moose who looks different than the other animals.
    • Flippy "flips out" and kills the other animals.
    • Flaky's gender is ambiguous.
      • The creators eventually confirmed she's female.
    • There's an episode where a beaver gets a lollipop stuck in his eyesocket, one where a chipmunk makes "lemonade" out of her friend's eyeball, and an episode where Flippy fights his evil split personality.
  • Harry Potter
    • He wears glasses and has a scar on his forehead.
    • He goes to Hogwarts.
    • He's friends with Ron and Hermione
    • "You're a wizard, Harry."
    • Harry has a pet owl called Hedwig.
    • Lord Voldemort is the bad guy and he doesn't have a nose.
    • Snape kills Dumbledore
  • Hey Arnold!
    • Arnold is a kid with a football head who's basically Jesus Christ if he was a child.
    • He lives with his grandparents because his parents were under a sleeping spell in San Lorenzo whilst exploring there.
    • You're a bold kid, Arnold.
    • STOOP KID'S AFRAID TO LEAVE HIS STOOP!
    • Helga, who bullies him, secretly has a crush on him.
      • Her parents are abusive and her mom is an alcoholic.
  • Henry VIII
    • Had six wives.
    • Father of Elizabeth I and Bloody Mary.
      • And one of the many Edwards.
    • Was really fat.
    • Liked to have people beheaded, including his wives.
    • Split from the Catholic Church so he could get divorced.
  • Hitman
    • A bald guy with a barcode on the back of his head goes around assassinating people.
    • The purpose of the game is to take out your targets stealthily, using stuff like disguises and poison.
    • A lot of over the top "accidents" can be arranged.
  • Home Improvement
    • "I don't think so, Tim."
    • "MORE POWER!"
    • The neighbor's face is always partially covered, usually by the fence.
    • Tim's manly grunts.
  • Homestar Runner
    • Everybody, everybody!
    • Strong Bad checks his email.
    • How do you type with boxing gloves on?
    • Trogdor was a man! Or maybe he was a dragon-man! Or maybe he was just a dragon! But he was still TROGDOOOOOOR!
  • Homestuck
  • The House of the Dead
  • Hunter × Hunter

    I 
  • I, Claudius
  • Ice Age
  • I Love Lucy
    • The heart logo.
    • Vitametavegemin.
    • "Lucy, I'm home!"
    • Lucy has to "splain" something to Ricky.
    • Lucy was played by Lucille Ball.
    • Lucy is accident-prone and has a friend named Ethel.
    • Lucy once worked at a chocolate factory and goofed up.
  • Inception:
    • It has something to do with dreams...
      • ...within dreams...
      • ...within dreams.
    • Spinning totem.
    • "We need to go deeper."
    • "The dream is collapsing."
    • "Quick, give me a kiss"
    • "You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling."
  • Invader Zim
    • Zim is an alien disguised as a human kid trying to take over Earth.
    • Zim has a robot assistant named GIR who disguises as a dog.
    • Only Dib realizes that Zim is an alien, but nobody believes him.
    • It has more disturbing content than most Nickelodeon shows.
    • There's an episode where Zim steals people's organs.
    • It was cancelled.
  • I Saw Your Willy:
    • A creepy guy offers to show Alex his own willy.
    • A bully texts, "Ur willy is rubbish."
  • I Wanna Be the Guy
    • It's really, really hard to win.
    • APPLES DON'T FALL UP!
      • They're actually more like giant cherries.
    • You get killed by a fake error message.
      • And a fake save point!
    • YOU JUMPED INTO A SWORD, YOU RETARD.
    • GAME OVER - PRESS 'R' TO TRY AGAIN

    J 
  • James Bond
  • James Cagney
  • Jeopardy!
    • Trivia show in which you have to answer in the form of a question (e.g. "What is X?").
    • It had that one guy who was champion for a really long time (Ken Jennings, who won 74 games).
  • The Jetsons
  • John F. Kennedy
    • "Ask not what your country can do for you..."
    • was Roman Catholic.
    • Shot dead in his car in Dallas, TX.
    • Promised to put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s.
    • "Ich bin ein Berliner."
      • which due to bad grammar means he declared himself to be a jelly donut. Even though you'd need shaky grammar and a bad sense of context to make that conclusion.
    • The Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
    • The World/Za Warudo stops time.
    • So does Star Platinum.
    • "What a beautiful Duwang!"
    • Kira just wants a quiet life.
    • King Crimson just works.
    • Diavolo's infinite deaths.
    • Pucci resets the universe.
  • Junior Officers
    • The four junior officers are Elekai, Kitsune, Deborah, and Lekona.
      • Later, there's a fifth, Sarabi.

    K 

    L 
  • Lalaloopsy:
    • Lalaloopsy dolls are rag dolls that came to life when their last stitches were sewn.
    • The Lalas have buttons for eyes.
    • Their younger siblings are called Littles.
  • Land of Oz
  • Laverne & Shirley:
    • The intro has the title characters singing a rhyme.
    • One of them has a weird drink she drinks.
    • Laverne wears an "L" on her clothes.
    • The producers argued a lot.
  • LazyTown
    • Robbie Rotten is the bad guy.
    • Sportacus is a sporty superhero who has a crystal that blinks whenever someone's in trouble.
      • He was originally an elf.
    • Everybody calls fruit "sportscandy".
    • There's a pink-haired girl named Stephanie who sings the bing bang song.
    • Stingy claims that everything is his.
    • There's a lot of catchy songs.
      • "We are number one"
      • "Cooking by the book"
      • "You are a pirate"
      • The Mine Song.
  • League of Super Evil
    • The title's acronym is extremely accurate.
    • The League consists of Voltar, Doktor Frogg, Red Menace, and Doomageddon.
  • Led Zeppelin
  • The Legend of Zelda
    • The main character is an elf named Link.
      • Even though Link IS NOT an elf.
    • He finds pieces of the Triforce. (In the original game, and a couple others.)
    • He fights a pig named Ganon.
      • As well as monsters called octoroks that... spit rocks!
    • HEY! LISTEN!
    • "It's dangerous to go alone! Take this."
    • Spin Attack.
    • Smashing pots to find money.
    • Sheik is Zelda in disguise (thanks Smash Bros).
  • The LEGO Movie
    • "Everything is awesome"
    • Batman is in it.
    • It's all a kid playing with his father's Legos.
  • Les Misérables
    • Someone steals a loaf of bread
    • A police officer relentlessly hunts the protagonist.
    • "I dreamed a dream..."
  • The Lone Ranger
    • "Hi Ho Silver... AWAY!"
    • "Who was that masked man?"
    • Theme music: The William Tell Overture.
    • Always leaves a silver bullet when he departs at the end of the episode/movie.
  • Looney Tunes
  • The Lorax
    • The Once-ler's face is shown, unlike in the original book.
    • People liked shipping The Once-ler with himself.
    • "How ba-a-a-ad can I be?"
    • "You greedy dirtbag!"
  • The Lord of the Rings
    • "One Ring to rule them all…"
    • Hobbits
    • "My precious!"
    • Elves. Especially Legolas.
    • Orcs take the Hobbits to Isengard.
    • "You Shall Not Pass!."
      • In the book, "You cannot pass."
    • "One does not simply walk into Mordor."
    • No-one tosses a dwarf.
  • Lost
    • Survivors of a plane crash in a mysterious island.
    • A smoke monster and polar bears.
    • The plot is overly complicated.
  • The Loud House:
    • The protagonist is a white-haired boy named Lincoln with ten sisters.
    • The two most infamous episodes involve Lincoln being mistaken for bad luck and a fight over identical dresses.
    • One episode involved Lincoln dreaming that he has ten brothers.
    • One sister is gothic, but secretly reads a My Little Phony comic and clogged the toilet with it.
    • One character Has Two Daddies.
    • Luan goes next-level on April Fool's.
    • There's a punk girl named Luna who has a girlfriend named Sam.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    • He was deaf (and composed music despite losing his hearing)
    • Ode to Joy (AKA the final movement of his 9th symphony)
    • Da Da Da DANNN! (AKA the first movement of his 5th symphony)
    • Für Elise
    • Moonlight Sonata
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd

    M 
  • Ma Fille
  • The Maltese Falcon
    • "The stuff that dreams are made of."
  • Machiavelli's The Prince
    • It is better to be feared than loved.
  • María la del barrio
    • The main villain, Soraya, has one of the most over-the-top meltdowns ever seen in a telenovela, wherein she assaults numerous people and knocks her stepdaughter's wheelchair over.
    • "MALDITA LISIADA!!"
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe:
    • The Avengers are Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk.
    • Also, there's Black Panther, who lives in Wakanda in Africa.
    • Spider-Man's also in there, too.
    • There are also the Guardians of the Galaxy, which comprises of a talking alien racoon (Rocket) and a talking tree named Groot who only says "I am Groot!"
    • The Avengers theme song.
    • Avengers: Infinity War
      • Thanos snaps his fingers and half of all life turns into dust.
      • "Mr. Stark? I don't feel so good..."
      • "Perfectly balanced, as all things should be."
    • Avengers: Endgame
      • All the heroes come out of portals at the end.
      • Iron Man dies.
  • The Matrix
  • The Maze Runner
    • Pg. 250
    • "Please Tommy, please."
    • Cyborg slugs.
  • Mega Man
  • Mel Brooks
    • Blazing Saddles
      • "The sheriff is a ni-" *BONG*
      • "Mongo only pawn in game of life."
  • Metroid
    • The playable character in the robot suit is a girl.
    • You can roll into a ball.
    • You fight a giant brain.
  • Michael Jackson
    • "Heee hee!"
    • "Chamone!"
    • Was black, then was white.
    • Did the moonwalk.
    • Was accused of pedophilia.
  • Milo Murphy's Law
    • Milo Murphy is very unlucky.
      • It runs in his family.
    • "Weird Al" Yankovic voices Milo.
    • It takes place in the same universe as Phineas and Ferb.
      • Doofenshmirtz invented time travel.
    • There's a pair of time travellers.
    • "Chop, chop, chop, chop away at my heart!"
  • Minecraft
    • You mine.
    • You craft.
    • Diamonds can be used to make the strongest tools and armor.
    • There's zombies, giant spiders, and green creatures called Creepers that explode after making a "sssh" sound.
    • You can make portals to Nether, which looks like a Fire and Brimstone Hell, and The End, where there's Endermen and the Ender Dragon.
    • Herobrine removed.
  • Miraculous Ladybug
    • Marinette is a French-Chinese teenager who's into fashion and has a crush on a popular guy named Adrien.
    • Marinette is Ladybug and Adrien is Cat Noir.
    • The love square.
    • Marinette's rival is an Alpha Bitch named Chloe.
    • There's a guy named Hawk Moth who uses Akumas to turn upset people evil.
      • He's Adrien's dad.
    • Went downhill after season 2.
  • Moby-Dick
    • "Call me Ishmael."
    • Some pirate with one leg is hunting a white whale.
    • Contains reams of seemingly-pointless information about whales.
    • "From Hell's heart I stab at thee!"
    • "Thar she blows!"
  • Monty Python
    • Monty Python's Flying Circus
      • It's...
      • And now for something completely different!
      • NO ONE expects the Spanish Inquisition!
      • The Lumberjack Song: "I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay."
      • This is an EX-PARROT!
      • The Ministry of Silly Walks
      • Does Not Like Spam
    • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
      • "It's just a flesh wound."
      • "I can still bite your kneecaps!"
      • The Knights who say "Ni."
      • The Killer Rabbit.
      • The Holy Hand Grenade
      • "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!"
      • "What do you mean? An African or European swallow?"
      • "Run away! Run away!"
      • "One, two, five! (Three sir!) THREE!"
      • "What is your name? What is your quest? What is your favorite color?"
      • The rude Frenchman (who waves his naughty bits at your aunties and farts in your general direction).
    • Monty Python's Life of Brian
      • "What have the Romans ever done for us?"
      • "He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy."
      • "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life"
  • The Moomins
    • It's about a bunch of white hippo-looking creatures who live in a tall round blue house.
    • There's also a bratty little girl named Little My, a greedy cowardly kangaroo-looking creature named Sniff, a guy who sleeps in a tent and plays harmonica named Snufkin, and a girl who looks like the Moomins but with yellow hair named Snorkmaiden.
    • Every winter, the Moomins hibernate and Snufkin leaves.
    • Snufkin electrocuted a park keeper and ruined his park once because it was filled with regulation signs.
    • There's a scary creature called The Groke.
    • Moominpappa ran away from orphanage and had adventures with an inventor and Sniff and Snufkin's fathers.
    • Moomintroll is gay for Snufkin.
    • The 90s anime adaptation.
      • Little My asks Snufkin to date her.
      • Snufkin wants to fill Moominvalley with crime. (Fun fact: Both this and the above come from the same episode.)
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    • "Stay thirsty, my friends."
  • Murder on the Orient Express
    • Everybody did it.
  • My Immortal:
    • Considered an extremely So Bad, It's Good story.
    • It's unknown as to whether the author was trolling or not.
    • The author was an Emo Teen named Tara.
    • Everybody Is Bi.
    • There are lots of vampires.
    • Dumbledore shouts, "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING, YOU MOTHERFUCKERS?!"
    • The main character is a wangsty, lewd, teenage vampire with an Overly Long Name.
    • "Masturbate" is misspelled as "masticate", and Lupin does it.
    • "He put his thingie into my you-know-what and we did it for the first time."
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
    • Adult fans are called bronies.
    • The main characters are multicoloured, talking ponies with pictures on their thighs.
    • There's a wacky, pink one called Pinkie Pie and a rainbow-maned one called Rainbow Dash.
    • It's Sweet Dreams Fuel.
    • One princess sent the other to the moon for turning evil.
    • The main character grows wings and becomes a princess at some point.
    • One of the villains is a Mix-and-Match Critter called Discord.
    • There's a cross-eyed background character named Derpy who got censored in one episode.
  • The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog
    • The shows stars a trio consisting of Alfred Hedgehog, Camille Wallaby, and Milo Skunk.
    • Camille has beef with a bird girl named Cynthia.
    • "This is serious mysterious!"ç

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    O 

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    R 
  • Rainbow Magic:
    • The franchise is named after the Rainbow Fairies.
    • Each series has seven books.
      • More recent series only have four books.
    • The main characters are two girls named Rachel and Kirsty, who are friends with the fairies.
  • Ramona Quimby:
    • She has an older sister named Beatrice who gets nicknamed Beezus.
    • She once mistook a raw egg for a boiled egg and made a mess.
    • She knows a boy named Howie Kemp.
    • She once wore her pyjamas to school under her clothes.
  • Ready Jet Go!
    • Jet is an alien who conveniently looks like a human. His home planet is Bortron 7
    • Only three human kids named Sean, Sydney, and Mindy know he's an alien.
    • Jet's other family members are all named after vegetables.
    • Jet's mom Celery takes Sean and Sydney to space to teach them about the planets and stars.
      • Mindy joins them eventually.
    • EXCELSIOR!
    • BOOYAH, SCIENCE!
    • THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD, IT'S THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD.
  • Resident Evil
    • An evil corporation called Umbrella engineered a zombie-making virus.
    • Raccoon City gets destroyed.
    • The voice acting in the first game was incredibly terrible.
    • Barry's lines were especially bad, including the immortal "You were almost a Jill Sandwich!" He also calls Jill "the master of unlocking."
    • Resident Evil 4 was incredibly popular and changed the Survival Horror genre.
    • One of the main villains is a blond guy named Wesker who wears sunglasses.
    • All the buildings the main characters end up in have elaborate locks that usually require weird stuff like crests and medals to open.
    • There's a really tall noble vampire lady named Lady Dimitrescu.
  • Richard Nixon
    • Presided over Watergate, in which some of his supporters broke into the Watergate complex.
    • Resigned from the Presidency because of Watergate.
    • "I am not a crook".
    • "Expletive Deleted".
    • Went to Red China, and only he could go there.
    • Known as "Tricky Dick".
    • Made the VSign gesture.
  • Rick and Morty
    • An alcoholic scientist and his anxious grandson have weird adventures.
    • To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand it.
    • Rick turns himself into a pickle.
      • I'm Pickle Rick!
  • Ride to Hell: Retribution
    • It's one of the worst video games in all of existence.
    • The game offensively portrays women as nothing more than sex objects.
    • The game was initially going to be an open-world game, but was changed into a linear game mid-production.
    • There were going to be more Ride to Hell games, but they were cancelled after how badly Retribution was received.
  • Rio
    • After the movie's release, the main character's species went extinct in the wild in real life.
  • Robotech
  • Rocky series
    • Runs up some steps and punches the air.
      • Gonna Fly Now!
    • Adrian!
    • "Eye of the Tiger"
    • Mickey dies.
    • Apollo Creed dies.
    • Rocky fights Mr. T.
    • Rocky fights a Soviet Russian guy.
    • The movies are numbered with Roman numerals: II, III, IV, V, except the last one which is Rocky Balboa.
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Romeo and Juliet
    • It's a love story.
    • They commit suicide at the end.
    • "Star-cross'd lovers".
    • "O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" Often quoted without the initial "O"; frequently cited as though "wherefore" meant "where" rather than "why".
    • "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
    • Mercutio snarks even unto death.
  • The Room
    • It's generally considered the best worst movie ever.
    • "You are TEARING ME APART, LISA!!!"
    • "I did not hit her! It's not true! It's bullshit! I did not hit her! I did NAWT! Oh hai, Mark."
    • "Cheep-cheep-cheep-cheep-cheep-cheeeeep!"
  • Rugrats:
    • An incompetent psychologist named Lipschitz.
    • Tommy owns a screwdriver.
    • The babies stray off without their parents noticing.
    • Grandpa Lou loves the number 15 and uses silly exclamations.
    • There is a bully named Angelica who owns a doll named Cynthia.

    S 
  • Sailor Moon
    • It's about a girl who turns into a magical girl warrior after removing a bandage from a cat.
    • Her friends are named after the planets in the solar system.
    • Two of them are lesbians, but they were made "cousins" for the North American market.
    • Sailor Moon has a boyfriend named Tuxedo Mask who doesn't do anything except throw a rose and leave.
  • Samuel L. Jackson
    • Snakes on a Plane
      • "I have HAD it with these motherfuckin' snakes on this motherfuckin' plane!"
    • Pulp Fiction
      • Does he LOOK... Like a BITCH?!
      • Say what again. SAY WHAT AGAIN! I DARE YOU! I DOUBLE DARE YOU MOTHERFUCKER! SAY WHAT ONE MORE GODDAMN TIME!
      • Ezekiel 25:17
    • The Incredibles
      • Honey? Where's my Supersuit!
      • WHERE! IS! MY! SUPER! SUIT!
      • YOU TELL ME WHERE MY SUIT IS, WOMAN!
    • Spiral (2021)
      • "You wanna play games, motherfucker? Alright. I'll play."
  • Samurai Jack
    • A samurai named Jack fights an Eldrich Abomination named Aku.
    • It ended, and was revived many years later.
    • "Gotta get back, back to the past, Samurai Jack!"
  • Saw
    • "I want to play a game."
    • Sawing your own limbs off.
    • The Reverse Bear Trap.
    • Jigsaw.
    • Billy the Puppet.
  • Scooby-Doo
    • Talking Great Dane.
    • "And I've have gotten away with it if it weren't for you meddling kids!"
    • Shares a huge appetite with Shaggy.
    • Also tries to chicken out of cases with Shaggy.
    • Has an annoying nephew.
  • Scott The Woz:
  • Seinfeld:
    • It's a show about nothing.
    • Four friends in New York get into trouble a lot and have petty arguments.
    • "A Festivus for the rest of us!"
    • "No soup for you!"
    • "Hello, Newman."
    • "Not that there's anything wrong with that!"
  • Sesame Street:
    • Elmo speaks in third person, and there's a doll of his that likes to be tickled.
    • There's a character named Oscar who lives in a garbage can.
    • There's two guys named Ernie and Bert.
    • There's a bird.
    • There's a monster who eats cookies and sang about them.
    • There was a character named Mr. Hooper, who died.
    • It's an Edutainment Show and is "brought to you" by letters and numbers.
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • The Shining:
    • Creepy twins.
    • Blood rushing out of an elevator.
    • "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Typed out over and over again.
    • The husband breaks open a door with an ax and yells "HERE'S JOHNNY!!"
  • Shrek
    • "Somebody once told me..."
    • There's a green ogre named Shrek and a donkey named Donkey.
    • It parodies fairy tales.
    • Ogres are like onions. They have layers.
    • The second movie has Puss in Boots and the Fairy Godmother who sings "Holding Out for a Hero".
  • Silent Hill
    • Pyramid Head.
    • James killed Mary.
    • The air raid siren is bad.
    • P.T. was cancelled.
  • Simon's Cat:
    • The cat points at his mouth when hungry.
    • Simon is a Butt-Monkey.
  • The Simpsons
    • "D'oh!"
      • ”Woo hoo!”
    • Homer strangles his son in Crosses the Line Twice fashion.
      • Why, you little...!!!
    • They're yellow with wacky hair.
    • Starts with an angelic choir singing the name of the show while the camera sweeps past clouds down to the town below.
    • The father is a stupid guy named Homer who eats doughnuts and drinks beer.
    • Bart says, "Ay Carumba!" and "Eat my shorts!" and rides a skateboard.
    • There is a non-canon Halloween special called “Treehouse of Horror” each year.
  • Singin' in the Rain:
    • Used a bunch of old songs.
    • A man, well, sings in the rain.
    • A man hugs a lamppost.
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Snagglepuss
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • South Park
    • The animation looks like construction paper cutouts.
    • The main characters are four VERY foul-mouthed boys who wear winter clothing.
    • They Killed Kenny over and over again.
  • Soylent Green
    • is people!
  • Spider-Man
    • "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility."
    • The original theme song - "Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Does Whatever a Spider Can."
    • The upside-down kiss in the first movie.
    • He shoots webs and can swing around the city with them.
    • He lives in New York.
    • "My spider-sense is tingling!"
  • Splatoon / Splatoon 2
    • "You're a kid now, you're a squid now, YOU'RE A KID YOU'RE A SQUID YOU'RE A KID YOU'RE A SQUID YOU'RE A SQUID-"
    • The main playable factions are squid/octopuses that can assume humanoid and feral forms at will.
    • They also shoot their own ink at each other with lots of unlikely weapons, including gardening hoses and huge paint rollers.
    • Also, it's set in the distant future where humans are extinct.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
    • "Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?"
    • SpongeBob's signature laugh.
    • SpongeBob works as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab fast food restaurant, run by the greedy Mr. Krabs, and loves making and eating its signature sandwich, the Krabby Patty.
    • SpongeBob and his starfish best friend Patrick Star have a habit of annoying their octopus neighbor Squidward Tentacles whenever the opportunity strikes.
    • The evil Plankton keeps trying and failing to steal Mr. Krabs' secret formula for Krabby Patties and ruin his restaurant.
    • "Is this the Krusty Krab?"
      • "No! This is Patrick!"
    • "Is mayonnaise an instrument?"
      • "No, Patrick, mayonnaise is not an instrument."
    • "Once, there was an ugly barnacle. He was so ugly that everyone died. The end."
    • "I'm a goofy goober, yeah!"
  • St. Elsewhere
    • The entire show is implied to be taking place in the imagination of an autistic boy named Tommy Westphall.
  • StarCraft
  • Star Fox
    • "Do a barrel roll!"
    • "Can't let you do that, Star Fox!"
    • "Help me Fox!"
  • Star Trek
    • "Beam Me Up, Scotty!."
    • "Uh dun't haf the par!"
    • "She canna take much more captain!"
    • Spock / A character with pointy ears
      • "Fascinating."
      • "Live long and Prosper"
      • Vulcan salute
    • KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!
    • The ensign with the Red Shirt will always die.
      • Unless it's TNG or later, in which case the ensign in the mustard-coloured shirt will die.
    • "To boldly go where no one has gone before."
    • "He's dead, Jim."
      • Bones is a doctor, not another profession more relevant to the situation at hand.
    • "We are Borg. Resistance is Futile."
      • "You will be assimilated."
    • One of the captains is Patrick Stewart / "that bald guy."
      • "Engage!"
      • "Make it so."
    • There's Klingons on the starboard bow.
      • It's life, Jim, but not as we know it.
    • Captain Janeway is a redheaded, coffee-drinking lady.
    • The most controversial episodes involve Spock having his brain stolen and Paris and Janeway having lizard babies.
    • Picard tells Wesley to "shut up".
    • Enterprise has a pop song as its theme, and more underwear scenes than the other series.
    • Tasha Yar was killed by a tar monster and slept with Data.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil
    • Star is a magical princess from another dimension who fights monsters using her magic wand.
    • The monsters aren't actually evil.
    • The fandom is infamous for its Ship-to-Ship Combat.
      • Starco is the most popular ship.
      • Starco eventually became canon.
    • A lot of people hate the last episode.
  • Star Wars
    • "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..."
      • Wall of text scrolling off into the distance.
    • "Use the Force, Luke."
      • "May the Force be with you."
    • "I am your father."
    • There are warriors using light swords, one of which is a cyborg.
    • Darth Vader wears a black helmet that helps him breathe. Heavily.
    • The droids C-3P0 and R2-D2.
    • You Have Failed Me for the last time.
    • "I have a bad feeling about this."
    • "It's a trap!"
    • Jar Jar Binks, who is apparently the only character in the prequels.
    • "These aren't the droids you're looking for."
    • "I find your lack of faith disturbing."
    • Numerous aspects of the sequel trilogy didn't go over well with a lot of fans.
    • Anakin hates sand.
  • Steven Universe
    • It's about a bunch of sentient gemstone alien women.
    • All of Steven's powers are tied to his emotions.
    • Steven's Gem guardian Garnet is really a permanent fusion of two star-crossed non-binary, feminine-presenting lesbians, Ruby and Sapphire.
      • She sings "Stronger Than You"
    • Steven's late mother Rose Quartz was really the assumed identity of Pink Diamond, the deceased member of the ambiguously evil Great Diamond Authority from whom Steven and his Gem friends protect Earth.
    • Lesbian space rocks.
    • All the bad guys get redeemed.
    • There's a guy named Ronaldo who is widely disliked.
  • Studio Ghibli
  • The Sunny Side Up Show:
    • Chica can only speak in squeak.
    • Birthdays were celebrated through cards and wishes delivered by a cardboard mailman. Oh, and they sang a birthday song.
    • It aired live from 9AM to noon.
  • Superman
    • "Up, up, and away!"
    • "Faster than a speeding bullet; more powerful than a locomotive; able to leap tall buildings In a Single Bound."
    • "Look, up in the sky: It's a bird! It's a plane!..."
    • "This looks like a job for Superman!"
    • Vulnerable to Kryptonite.
    • "The Man of Steel"
    • Last son of the destroyed planet Krypton.
    • His secret identity is Clark Kent, thanks to a pair of glasses. The fact that his birth name is Kal-El is also well known, but not as ubiquitous.
    • Girlfriend - Lois Lane; best friend - Jimmy Olsen; archenemy - Lex Luthor; cousin and sidekick - Supergirl
    • In order of "everybody knowsness": Superstrength; flight; invulnerability; X-Ray vision; heat vision; superspeed; telescopic vision; superbreath; super hearing.
  • Super Mario Bros.
    • "It's a-me, Mario!"
    • The other brother's name is Luigi (known to some as "Green Mario").
    • Eats shrooms.
    • Stomps on turtles and little brown things.
    • Overalls and a stache.
    • Enters green pipes.
    • The princess is in another castle.
    • Collects coins. Trades one hundred for green mushrooms.
    • Hits bricks and blocks marked "?" from underneath with his head (though he actually hits them with his fist most of the time.)
    • The 1-1 music.
    • In Odyssey, his hat gets destroyed then possessed by a hat ghost and he can capture things.
    • In Sunshine, he uses a water pack to spray things and fly around.
  • Super Smash Bros.

    T 
  • Tamagotchi
    • It's a series of virtual pet toys that was massive back when it originally released in the 90's.
    • Its mascot, Mametchi, is a simplistic yellow humanoid creature with a black cap and vaguely cat/rabbit-like ears.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    • The turtles are named after Renaissance artists.
    • They live in the sewers.
    • They are trained by a mutant rat.
    • They like pizza.
  • Teen Titans Go!
    • YOUR NEW FAVORITE SHOW!
    • It's Denser and Wackier than the comics and the original show.
      • The main characters are a lot meaner.
    • Cartoon Network runs a lot of reruns for it.
    • Slade's return was offscreen.
    • There's an episode where Cyborg and Beast Boy say nothing but "waffles".
    • Robin shakes his booty in 3D.
    • It has the most episodes out of any Cartoon Network show.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
    • Kamina and his impossibly cool shades.
      • He dies in episode 8.
    • "Don't believe in yourself. Believe in me who believes in you!"
    • Galaxy-sized mecha.
    • "JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK WE ARE?"
    • "Mine is the drill that will pierce the heavens!"
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    • Fought at the battle of San Juan Hill
    • Had the Panama Canal built
    • Inspired the Teddy Bear
    • "Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick"
  • They Live!
    • "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum."
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Titanic (1997)
    • The boat sinks.
    • "I'm the king of the world!"
    • "Jack, I'm flying!"
    • The old lady throws the diamond overboard.
    • The song "My Heart Will Go On"
  • Top Gun
    • Goose dies.
  • Toy Story
    • Toys come to life when nobody is looking.
    • The main characters are a sheriff doll named Woody and a space ranger doll named Buzz Lightyear, who are owned by a kid named Andy.
    • "To infinity, and beyond!"
    • In the first movie, Woody is jealous of Buzz, Buzz thinks he's a real space ranger, and a kid named Sid tortures toys.
    • In the second movie, there's a cowgirl doll named Jessie and an evil prospector doll.
    • In the third movie, the toys have to escape from a daycare run by an evil teddy bear, and in the end Andy gives the toys away.
    • In the fourth movie, Woody leaves Buzz and there's a living spork.
  • Transformers
    • It's about robots that can turn into cars.
    • Optimus Prime is the leader of the Autobots.
      • He dies in the 1986 movie.
    • The franchise is divided into generations.
  • Troll 2
    • They're eating her... and then they're going to eat me... OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!
    • You don't piss on hospitality!
  • Turning Red
    • A Chinese-Canadian girl turns into a red panda when she gets emotional.
    • She gets her period.
    • AWOOGA!
    • Mei twerks in front of her mom.
    • Mei draws suggestive drawings in her notebook.
    • Did not talk about 9/11.
  • TV Tropes
  • Twilight
  • The Twilight Zone (1959)
    • "There's something on the wing!"
    • "It's a cook book!! It's a cook book!!"
    • "Your next stop... The Twilight Zone."
    • "Submitted for your approval..."

    U 
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin
    • Eliza crossing the ice
  • Undertale
    • Sans will give you a bad time.
    • You don't have to kill anyone.
    • You're an asshole for even playing it, apparently.
    • It fills you with DETERMINATION.
    • Sans has a brother named Papyrus who says "NYEH HEH HEH!", makes spaghetti and is annoyed by Sans' puns.
      • You can date him.
    • There's an evil flower named Flowey who tricks you into touching his "friendliness pellets".
      • "In this world, it's kill or be killed".
    • There's a goat lady named Toriel who makes pie and wants to adopt you.
    • There's a lesbian fish who throws spears at you.
    • There's a robot with sexy legs.
    • There's a guy called Gaster who is not actually in the game, but is still apparently behind everything.

    W 
  • Wander over Yonder
    • There's an evil green-skinned woman named Lord Dominator.
      • She's the bad guy.
  • WarGames
    • "Shall we play a game?"
    • "A strange game. The only winning move is not to play"
  • West Side Story
    • "I like to be in America!"
    • "I've just met a girl named Maria"
    • "I feel pretty, Oh, so pretty."
    • The two sides are the Sharks and the Jets.
    • Fighting involves walking along snapping one's fingers.
    • It's Romeo and Juliet.
    • When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way.
  • Wheel of Fortune
    • You spin a big wheel with cash values on it to guess letters on a big board.
    • "Can I buy a vowel?"
  • Winston Churchill
    • "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
    • "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
    • "Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it!" (said in response to Lady Nancy Astor, who told him: "If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee!")
    • "See some of you there"
    • This is nonsense up with which I shall not put!
    • "Bessie, my dear, you are ugly, and what’s more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.” (After Bessie Bradock complained he was "disgustingly drunk.")
  • World of Warcraft
    • Some players play it an awful lot.
    • It's a social game; you meet up with other real-life people to take down bad guys.
  • World War II
    • The Germans lost...
      • ...thanks to the Russian winter.
    • America stayed out until Pearl Harbor.
    • Japan was nuked.
      • and surrendered.
      • except for some guys.
    • Paved the way for the Cold War.
    • Hitler.

    X 
  • The X-Files
    • Mulder believes in the paranormal and Scully doesn't.
    • Their nemesis is an old man who smokes.
    • The old man who smokes is actually Mulder's biological father.
    • The theme tune.
    • Scully has red hair and is a scientist.
    • The phrases "The truth is out there" and "I want to believe" pop up a lot.
    • Involves aliens.
    • Mulder's sister was abducted by aliens when they were children.
  • X-Men

    Y 
  • Yakuza
    • It's about Japanese gangsters.
    • A lot of shirtless men have dramatic martial arts fights, usually on top of a tall building.
    • There's a ton of Mood Whiplash at play, with the main story usually being dead serious but the substories being wacky.
    • Rubber bullets.
    • Yume.
    • Daigo's generally always in danger.
    • Majima is awesome.
  • Yogi Bear
    • It's about a bear who likes to steal pick-a-nick baskets.
    • He lives in the Jellystone National Park.
    • He's always in the ranger's hair.
    • He has a sidekick named Boo Boo.
    • He has a girlfriend named Cindy.
    • He's smarter than the average bear.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!

    Z 

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