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Bart: See? That's my expression.
Marge: Oh, you haven't said that in four years. Let Lisa have it.

A character reuses another character's catchphrase, possibly as an Ironic or Meaningful Echo. Often has a tendency to be mangled. Expect the catchphrase's originator to respond with "Hey, That's My Line!".

If the catchphrase is a Verbal Tic, it's Got Me Doing It. See also One-Liner Echo, Phrase Catcher, Share Phrase.

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    Anime & Manga 
  • The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You: In Chapter 122, Meme moans "Just kill me!" after Rentarou finds a lifesize plushie of himself in her closet. Rentarou lampshades how the aforementioned line is normally used by Kishika after she recovers from an infantile state.
  • Ayakashi Triangle: Suzu once imitated Shirogane's cries of "Shameless!" over Lu bathing with Matsuri as she spies on them. Shirogane is quite irritated.
  • Black Butler has two examples:
    • Sebastian's Mad Libs Catchphrase: "I am the butler of the Phantomhive family. It goes without saying that I can handle a [situation] such as this." During the Phantomhive manor murders arc, when (everyone thinks that) Sebastian is dead, Tanaka paraphrases it. "What was that turn of phrase of which he was so fond? It goes without saying that servants of the Phantomhive family can handle a crisis such as this."
    • Snake often finishes his sentences by attributing them to one of his snakes (i.e. "Entry beyond this point is forbidden. -says Oscar." Once he becomes Ciel's footman, Sebastian tops off the earl's moment with "-says young master".
  • In episode 24 of A Certain Scientific Railgun S, Mii cues Judgement to do things "Shirai Style."
    Everyone: Judgement desu no!
    Kuroko: What!?
  • Several characters use Terriermon's "Momentai" catchphrase in Digimon Tamers.
    • In Digimon Fusion, Taiki's catchphrase eventually spreads to the rest of his friends. It's not used nearly as much in the dub version, but often enough that the rest of the cast can finish it for him in the finale:
      Taiki: I just...
      Everyone else: "Can't turn my back on them!"
  • In El Cazador de la Bruja, Nadie uses Ellis's catchphrase "Yes, sir" when Ellis scolds her on telling a lie in episode 8.
  • Fairy Tail's Oración Seis arc has a moment where Happy falls in love with Carla. Since he has a tendency to say, "S/He loooooves/liiiiiiikes you!" when being a Shipper on Deck, often shipping Lucy with everyone, Lucy decides to finally get revenge on him by shipping him with Carla and aping his catchphrase as "You looooove her!" (and doing it in a rather creepier manner than he does).
  • Final Fantasy: Unlimited: When Pist steals the Magun and tries to summon the Gun Dragon, he repeats Kaze's episodic rant word-for-word.
  • At one point in Fist of the North Star, Rei used Kenshiro's catchphrase "Omae wa mou shindeiru" ("You are already dead") to a mook Kenshiro just sentenced to death with Hokuto Shinken. In another occasion, Bat used the same catchphrase to fool one Mook into thinking he's gonna die, only for Bat to run off. Another time, a mook who had been taught some rudimentary Hokuto Shinken tried it on Kenshiro, complete with catchphrase. After doing the countdown, the mook exploded because Kenshiro had already set him up earlier with an elbow to the face.
  • In Food Wars!, Erina Nakiri soundly defeats an opponent in a cooking battle, and in the course of winning, says "it was nothing special," a clear variant on protaganist Yukihira Soma's own catchphrase, "it wasn't much." While the translation of Soma's original phrase varies depending on translator, in the original text Erina's use of the phrase is virtually identical to Soma's phrase except that it's a much more polite version of it. Erina's borrowing of the phrase is immediately lampshaded by Soma himself, who playfully accuses Erina of outright stealing his line (which she denies).
  • In episode nine of Girls Bravo, Tomoka takes over Kirie's Once an Episode catchphrase of "go (x)... in hell!" (in this case, "Go do it... in hell!"
  • One of the few hilarious moments in the dark anime Hell Girl: early in Season 3, a couple of kids scare Yuzuki with a fake Hell Girl doll, and her friend clobbers them and yells "Ippen shindemiru?" note  (Of course, nobody still living should actually know Ai's catchphrase...) Kikuri also likes to steal Ai's lines.
  • In episode 44 of Jewelpet Twinkle☆, Miria befriends Angelina after beating her at a Jewelstar Grand Prix event. The latter's Jewelpet, Amelie, as well as Miria's Jewelpets Garnet and Sango, all say Amelie's catchphrase "Okay, please applause!" and are immediately met with applause from the audience.
  • The first time Fujiwara is shamed for cheating at a game in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, she ends up using Ishigami's "I want to die, so I'm going home" line. Ishigami then gives the usual response "Okay, but don't die."
  • In StrikerS Sound Stage X, Vivio's appearance had her sprinkling her dialogue using her mother's catch phrase, "Zenryouku Zenkai (Maximum Power!)".
  • In One Piece, when they arrive at Thriller Bark, a freaked-out Nami starts going-on how she has "Can't-Come-To-The-Island Disease", something Usopp frequently claims to have. When she meets Lola the Yandere zombie, she pretends to be a guy and borrows Bon Clay/Mister 2's catchphrase "It's not a joke" including the way he pronounces his phrase.
  • Pecola: At the end of "Monster Moth", Pecola uses Rudy's catch-phrase of "That's what I was gonna say!" when Rudy admits he started the entire monster moth story.
  • On Please Teacher!, Mizuho's catchphrase ("It's top-priority!") is eventually used by other characters, becoming Arc Words of a sort.
  • During Pokémon: The Series' Junior Cup arc, Dawn occasionally borrows Iris' "What a kid!" moments towards Ash.
    • In Sinnoh, Dawn's own catchphrase ("No need to worry!") was sometimes said to her as well.
    • Once every couple of seasons, Ash and co will say Team Rocket's motto to them, much to their annoyance.
    • In Kalos, Serena decides to go along with her mother's favorite saying: "Go for broke!"
  • In The Prince of Tennis, in the bowling episodes, Ryuzaki sensei and Oishi are in a team and Echizen and Momo are in another. Ryuzaki and Oishi turn out to be pretty pro at bowling therefore start kicking everyone's asses therefore this dialogue results:
    Oishi: Let's not get careless (Tezuka).
    Ryuzaki: Mada mada dane (Echizen).
    Oishi: DON! (Momoshiro).
  • Princess Connect! Re:Dive: Pecorine's main super attack invariably opens with her yelling, "Full power, full throttle! PRINCESS STRIKE!" In the season 2 climactic battle, when Yuuki starts using his buffing powers at maximum intensity, he also starts with "Full power, full throttle!"
  • In episode 21 of Soul Eater, a temporarily insane Maka comments that her blood is black like Crona's.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann combines this with Arc Words. "Just who the hell do you think I am?!" starts as Kamina's catchphrase, but after his death, other characters (primarily Simon) start using it, culminating with the entirety of Team Dai-Gurren shouting it at the same time when the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann first appears.
  • In the OVA of Trinity Seven while being scolded by Lilith, Arata says, "This is difficult," to Arin, who's usually the one saying that. She does not find it difficult to agree with him.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  • In the penultimate chapter of The World God Only Knows, Elsie borrows Keima's "I can already see the ending" after the reveal that she rewrote reality to make it that she was his biological sister.
    Elsie: I can see it! This is my ending.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Yuya's catchphrase "The Fun is just getting started!" gets used by quite a few other people when they copy his Entertainment duelling routine. However, a lot of the time the phrase is used by characters who don't intend to entertain at all, such as Sora and Dennis using it to reference Academia's "hunting games". Even when it's not used in such context it doesn't necessarily mean good things, as one example is Yugo entering Synchronization with Yuya - something that is ALWAYS treated as bad news.
  • Almost all of the important characters in Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL seem to end up using Yuma's "Kattobingu" catchphrase or making their own variant of it at some point. Yuma himself got it from his father, who taught it to him as a way to help him gain more self-confidence.

    Asian Animation 
  • Motu Patlu: In "Chote Chote Motu Patlu", a shrunken Motu and Patlu accidentally wind up on the claw of a flying bird and, when they finally make it off of the bird, they land on top of Inspector Chingum's head. Motu then shouts at the bird, using Chingum's "It's impossible to escape from Chingum's web! Impossible!" catchphrase.
  • In Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf, Wolffy is usually the one who says "I'll be back!" or some variation thereof. There have been several instances where characters besides Wolffy have used this catchphrase, however.

    Comic Books 
  • In Asterix at the Olympic Games, Asterix's village decides to participate with the Olympic Games since they could technically be considered to be "Romans", as being part of the Roman Empire. They celebrate this by shouting "Hurray! We are Romans!". A Roman centurion who spies upon them is flabbergasted and then borrows Obelix's catchphrase: "These Romans are crazy!"
  • In her initial confrontation with Twilight Buffy the Vampire Slayer calls him an ass clown. Chris Jericho would be so proud. Or maybe she had been watching Office Space.
  • Cyborg (2023) introduces Max, a kid who is a huge Cyborg fan. In the final issue, he's injured during Cyborg's fight with Solace. When he regains conciousness in the hospital, with his family and Victor watching over him, he asks "Did we win?" Vic assures him they did, and he murmurs "Booyah."
  • Fantastic Four: The Thing is known for "It's clobberin' time!" (Apostrophe required) but other characters use this phrase from time to time, nearly always stating "Borrowing a phrase of a good friend of mine...". Spider-Man is a prime offender. Reed Richards gave a brief rallying speech before leading an alliance of the Fantastic Four and most of their greatest allies and enemies against the shared threat of Onslaught, declaring, "In the words of my dearest friend, It's Clobberin' Time."
  • In The Flash Rebirth, Kid Flash demonstrates a move he learned from Robin, and Barry says he's not keen on Wally learning anything from that kid. Wally's response is "-tt-", Damian's usual Verbal Tic of irritation.
  • Paperinik New Adventures: Paperinik occasionally borrows his ally Xadhoom's catchphrase "Let's dance!" It never happens when she is near, however.
  • Issue 33 of The Sensational She-Hulk had Jennifer on the cover as a bride to Mole Man, saying "What a revolting development this is!" - it's another catchphrase usually spoken by The Thing.
  • The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis:
    • Fry asks Bart to help him find his friends, only for the 10 year-old boy to ask why doesn't he just look into the comic they're in to see where they are. Fry reacts by slapping his own face and exclaiming Homer's catchphrase "D'oh!"
    • The very next panel has Fry exclaiming Bart's rarely used catchphrase "Cowabunga!" while they're using skateboards to go to the Simpsons' house:
      Bart: [frowning] Oh please, that is so early 90's!
    • At the very end of the second miniseries, Mom manages to create a clone of Mr. Burns. Said clone needs one year to cool. She then ends the comic with a speech where she says Burns' catchphrase:
      Mom: Patience, my love, patience. Soon we'll be together again! Then this stink pit of a universe will learn the true meaning of pain! It'll be brutal, it'll be vicious, it'll be... [steepling her fingertips] excellent!
  • Spider-Man: One issue starts with Spider-Man leading the Avengers against Doctor Octopus, all the while shouting "Avengers Assemble!" Justified in-book as the Avengers are following Spider-Man's lead, as Doc Ock is primarily his adversary:
    Hawkeye: Why does he get to say it?
    Wolverine: It's his bad guy. When it's one o' yours, you can say it.
  • Wolverine's titular character has special catchphrase "two words, bub," whenever he and somebody with Super-Strength perform Fastball Special. Victor Mancha of Runaways borrows it when he and Molly perform that maneuver.
  • X-Men:
    • Xavier often says "To me, my X-Men" when he is summoning the team. But, since mid-2000s, Cyclops, once he takes Xavier's place as headmaster and Big Good of the team, takes to using it now-and-again, usually before doing something awesome. Kitty Pryde has also used it once or twice too, since she can.
    • 'New Mutants'' character Legion (Xavier's son) borrowed it, when the X-Men come to aid him against a monstrous version of his father.
    • And shortly after the Uncanny Avengers discover Red Skull has Xavier's brain, he summons his team with "To me, my S-Men!"
    • In Spider-Man and the X-Men, Spidey loves saying it, even though the Special Class point out they aren't exactly X-Men, and the actual X-Men think it shows he's not taking things seriously.
  • In Unlimited Access, when Axel discovers he has the power to create new amalgams by accidentally merging Angel and Robin into Redwing, Beast responds, appropriately enough, with the catchphrase of a DC character also known for Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: "Big Words" Rodriguez's "Well, I'll be superamalgamated!" (Which Jack Kirby had previously lifted from "Johnny" Littlejohn in Doc Savage.)

    Fan Works 
  • In a rewrite of the first episode of The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (with Fred and Velma and without Scrappy), Fred reacts to Daphne turning into a werewolf.
    Fred: To quote Shaggy, zoinks!
  • In Baby Boom, all of the Loud sisters from The Loud House have turned into babies except Lisa (who was out) and Lily (who already is a baby). When they poop their diapers, they say, "Poo-poo!" which is Lily's catchphrase. Then, when they turn back but the pets are now babies, Lincoln and Lisa say, "Poo-poo!" in the way they'd usually say, "Dang it!".
  • Blackened Skies: On their first night on the ship, Kaito and Kaede discuss their situation, trying to figure out how they wound up in another mutual killing game despite being executed. As they theorize that Monokuma gave them Fake Memories, the bear pops in shouting "YOU'VE GOT THAT WRONG!" He then notes that "Whaddya know, that's actually pretty fun to say!"
  • Burst Limit: When she meets Ayane at the Mugen Tenshin village gates, Kasumi greets her with "Kept you waiting, huh?"
  • In Child of the Storm, at one point during the first book's Final Battle, Odin uses one of his son's more famous catch phrases during his duel with Chthon.
    • Done again in Ghosts of the Past by Harry to Dracula, of all people:
    "Dracula, King of Corpses, Lord of Leeches. I, Harry Thorson, Prince of Asgard, would have words. Words, vampire, with thee."
  • The Delinquent and His Lover: Continuation has Akira borrowing Ryuji's "For real?!", in a Call-Back to a Stop Saying That! gag in an earlier chapter.
  • In Dragon Ball Z Abridged, when Mr. Satan prepares to fight Cell, Cell's shocked that he's actually going to do this. Satan ends up swiping one of Vegeta's lines.
    Cell: Wait, you were serious?! You're actually going to fight?! I thought you were somebody's hype man!
    Satan: I am the hype!
    Vegeta: KILL HIM!
    • And at the end of the episode, we find out he swiped his t-shirt, too!
      • Additionally, Trunks inheriting Gohan's "Crapbaskets." Cell says it too once.
  • At one point in Eleutherophobia: The Thing from Another World, Tobias says Rachel's "let's do it" catchphrase. Tom doesn't notice the significance of it.
  • In ''A Far Cry From Home'', a crossover between different Far Cry games, Jacob Seed makes the mistake of confronting Hope County's new Deputy, who happens to be none other than Jason Brody himself, who's wearing a nightmarish Slasher Smile as he holds Jacob's knife to his own throat and asks him, "Hey, soldier boy...Did I ever tell you... what the definition... of insanity is?" note 
  • In The Flash Sentry Chronicles, several of the Royal Knights occasionally use their leader Grand Hoof's catchphrase "count up your sins" before facing their enemies.
  • Doremy Sweet borrows Brad's deadpan "Home." in Freakin Gensokyo.
  • In Frozen Turtles in Space, as the Turtles and their allies prepare for the final confrontation with the Triceratrons, Elsa states "Booyakasha" (Michelangelo's usual catchphrase) to declare the start of the battle.
  • Late in Gold Poisons, Nie Mingjue says "I don't know, and I don't know" in response to some questions in a move the text even notes is quite close to his brother's usual catchphrase.
  • I Am NOT Going Through Puberty Again!: After learning from Kakashi that Sasuke not only is missing one arm but also claimed it's because he fell down the stairs, the Sandaime Hokage sighs, rubs the bridge of his nose, and mutters "How troublesome." The narration then indicates that Shikamaru (who is known for frequently saying the word "troublesome") sneezed somewhere in the village.
  • The Spider-Man fic Jackpot features Gwen Stacy being brought back to life in an alternate post-One More Day world. When Mary Jane finally concludes that the best strategy is for her and Gwen to share Peter, the girls' initial attempt to seduce Peter finally kicks in when Gwen quote's Mary Jane's "Face it Tiger, you just hit the jackpot!" line, which breaks Peter's final strand of resistance. Mary Jane reflects later that she wasn't sure about sharing the line, but having heard Gwen use it concludes that it was the right call.
  • The J-WITCH Series has this happen several times:
    • During the fight against Phobos' forces in "Return of the Queen", Yan Lin paraphrases one of Uncle's usual lines by asking "Who wants a piece of Grandma?"
    • The Guardians have used Jackie's "bad day" to express an Oh, Crap! reaction a few times.
    • In "The Demon Behind", Irma briefly uses Uncle's "one more thing", then is comically horrified with herself over it.
  • Kingdom Hearts 3: Final Stand: In chapter 36, Kairi uses Lea's own catchphrase, "Got it memorized?", against him.
  • In The Mysterious Case of Neelix's Lungs, T'Pai once steals the EMH's line, "Please state the nature of the medical emergency." The EMH has to pause and process that for a moment.
  • In the NCIS fanfic Shards to a Whole, when McGee becomes head of Cybercrime, he at one point paraphrases Gibbs when he tells a subordinate who calls him "Mr. McGee", "It's 'McGee' or 'Boss'. I work for a living."
  • Sillyhat Productions: In "Trial of the Golden Witch", Lambdadelta screams Battler's usual line of "Useless! It's all useless!" while slamming herself into the barrier Virgilia set up.
  • In Reflections of Reality, one of the This Time Round "Pro-Fun Hoedown" Round Robins, one of the Author Avatars has a feline Muse who is constantly telling her "It's a cat/muse thing, you wouldn't understand." When another author's humanoid Muse reveals he has a form of communication with said author's cat, he uses the same line.
  • In Three-Point Shot, Himiko imitates Tenko by calling Kokichi a "menace," shortly after learning that Kokichi had caused the situation that led to Tenko killing Korekiyo (partly in self-defense and partly to prevent him from going after Himiko), which, in turn, led to Tenko being executed.
  • True Potential: Just like in canon, Shikamaru has this habit of using the word "troublesome". During his fight against Sasuke in the Konoha Chūnin Exams, Sasuke punches him and asks him while smirking "Had enough yet Shikamaru? Is this too 'troublesome' for you?"
  • In Whip And Wing, a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Fanfic crossing an Indiana Jones expy with the real thing, Daring Do has this to say about Nazis by her third encounter when she's transported to Indiana's universe.
    Daring Do: Nazis. I hate these guys.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series:
    • Joey says that summoning Copycat lets him copy Bandit Keith's catchphrase " America!" When Bandit Keith protests that it's his line, Joey claims he was "too busy being American" to be listening. This leads to quite possibly the best use of the line, ever:
    Bandit Keith: You're not American! You're not even Wearing a Flag on Your Head!
    Joey: You're right! I must have left it back home... in America!
    • From episode 57:
      Ishizu: Why, Melvin? Why are you doing this to us?
      Melvin: Because shut up.
    • Gozaburo Kaiba turns Kaiba's catchphrase back on him too: "Screw the rules Seto, I have your money".
  • In All Mixed Up!, Otto repeats Olive's "Let's go" catchphrase after she is attacked by Mariana Mag and turned into "a legit oven" (an anagram of "Agent Olive"). It would be lampshaded by Oscar too, if he had the heart to tell him whose catchphrase it was.

    Films — Animation 

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In Adele Hasn't Had Her Dinner Yet, "Always on alert!" is detective Nick Carter's Catch Phrase. When he receives a mysterious letter, it reveals two tickets. His sidekick, police commissioner Ledvina, is not too keen on going anywhere as it's fairly late and he's tired, and he asks where they are going this time. When he hears that their destination is a night club, he grabs his hat and sausages (he always eats), and very eagerly says: "Always on alert!"
  • In President Andrew Shepherd's final speech in The American President, he savages Republican presidential hopeful Bob Rumson for using Shepherd's relationship with lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade for smear tactics. Rumson had ended every previous appearance with, "My name is Bob Rumson, and I'm running for president." Shepherd responds:
    "My name is Andrew Shepherd, and I am the President!"
  • Are You Being Served?:
    • Mr. Lucas jokingly uses Mrs. Slocombe's frequent misuse of "unanimous in that" at her expense:
    Mrs. Slocombe: It's free holiday, I'm stayin'.
    Mr. Lucas: And she is unanimous in that.
    • Mr. Lucas also takes Mr. Humphries' camp "I'm free", to try and get Conchita to sleep with him.
  • The Avengers (2012) uses this brilliantly during the Battle of New York. After giving detailed orders to Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and Black Widow, Captain America turns to the Hulk. For just a second, he seems unsure what to say, and then:
    Cap: Hulk. [points] Smash.
  • Back to the Future Part III: Marty and Doc Brown trade catchphrases once.
    Marty: Great Scott!
    Doc: I know, this is heavy.
  • Bicentennial Man: At the end of the film, Galatea quotes from Andrew.
    Galatea: As the great Andrew Martin used to say, "One is glad to be of service."
  • In Dad's Army (1971), when General Fullard gives the order to enter the church hall to see what has happened to the Nazis inside, the Staff Captain asks him "Do you think that's wise, sir?" in the same way Sergeant Wilson frequently asks Captain Mainwaring.
  • Hans Gruber in Die Hard, borrows John McClane's "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker" as Evil Gloating (and attempting One-Liner Echo).
  • This happens in Duets when ex-convict Reggie Kane, who always responds to questions of what he went to prison for with "I made an error in judgement", has his catchphrase borrowed by ex-salesman Todd Woods after Todd's attempted robbery of a gas station ended with the attendant shot and killed by Reggie.
    Reggie: What were you thinking?
    Todd: I guess I made an error in judgement.
  • Crossed with a dual Actor Allusion in The Expendables 2:
    Trench: Almost out [of ammo]. I'll be back.
    Church: You've been back enough! I'll be back! (moves off under fire)
    Trench: Yippee-ki-yay. (covering fire)
  • From Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer:
    Johnny Storm: To quote a friend of mine... It's clobberin' time.
  • Blondie in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is him doing this to Tuco. ("There Are Two Kinds of People in the World, my friend...")
  • The Invincible Dragon has the villain, Sinclair, borrowing the hero Kowloon's catchphrase, "That's my line". At a later point in the same fight, the villain throws it back, except when the villain does it it's loud.
    Sinclair: "Thanks to you, I'm now stronger, that you expected."
    Kowloon: "That's my line."
    (minutes later, in the same brawl)
    Kowloon: "Bring it on, asshole."
    Sinclair: "THAT'S MY LINE!"
  • In Jurassic World, Simon Masrani uses the late John Hammond's catchphrase: "Spare no expense." This makes sense, as he is Hammond's hand-picked successor.
  • In (of all things) the 1936 film of Little Lord Fauntleroy, Mr. Hobbs, the previously bigoted anti-English-aristocratic grocer, ends a speech with "By Jove!", provoking uppah-uppah crust Englishwoman Lady Costanzia Lorridale erupts into his previous signature line, "Well, I'll be jiggered!"
  • In Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, after taking Benji hostage, Solomon Lane gives Ethan his ransom demand, starting with the phrase "Your mission, should you choose to accept it..."
  • In On the Buses, Stan uses Blakey's "This 'as made my day" when seeing him get accused of being a knicker-snatcher.
  • In the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, Soviet agent Anya Amasova gets off a good Bond One-Liner of her own when she rams Jaws with a van during an escape in the Egyptian pyramids. The previous evening, when she and Bond officially met at a night club, she had recited his normal drink order as they revealed what they knew about each other.
    Amasova: For the gentleman, vodka martini. Shaken, not stirred.
  • Star Trek:
  • Starship Troopers: After the death of Rasczak (rad-chak), Rico takes lead of the Roughnecks and recites each of the former's phrases nearly verbatim perhaps to honor his legacy. Its almost as if he was becoming a Legacy Character.
    "This is for you new people. I only have one rule: Everyone fights, no one quits. If you don't do your job, I'll kill you myself. Do you get me?"
  • At the start of the final battle in Top Gun: Maverick, Rooster tells Maverick, "Don't think, just do", just before Mav promptly brings down the first 5th gen fighter.
  • The World's End sees Gary borrow Oliver's signature "WTF" catchphrase after Andy exposes the latter as a Blank:
    Sam: Andy, what the fuck!
    Blank!Oliver: Yes, Andy. What the fuck.
    Gary: WTF?!

  • Animorphs:
    • A frequent gag in later books in the series is Marco yelling "Let's do it!" right before doing something suicidally dangerous, instead of Rachel. Rachel is not amused.
    • In one book, they swap catchphrases:
      Rachel: This is insane.
      Marco: I know, right? Let's do it!
  • In The Babysitters Club, at varying intervals, the other girls have found themselves using Claudia's catchphrase "Oh my lord."
  • In The Balanced Sword, the small but deceptively dangerous Poplock several times announces his presence and joins in a fight with a cry of "Fear me!" In the climactic battle, when Poplock's patron god shows up to join in, he announces his presence the same way.
  • Discworld has Nanny Ogg using Granny Weatherwax's "I can't be having with all this" line in Carpe Jugulum, after being forced to take on the role of the Crone due to Granny's 10-Minute Retirement.
  • In the Doctor Who Expanded Universe novel At Childhood's End by Sophie Aldred, the Thirteenth Doctor says "Wicked!" when the former Ace agrees to team up with her.
  • In The Dresden Files book Changes Dresden is in the middle of a fight and stops to complain that "someone was shouting 'fuego'[his trademark spell] and it wasn't me."
  • Harry Potter
    • Ron uses his ability to mimic others to entertaining effects throughout the books, it becomes a Chekhov's Skill in Deathly Hallows, where he impersonates Wormtail to fool the guards in Malfoy Manor, and again when mimicking Parseltongue he's heard Harry say on multiple occasions so he can get into the Chamber of Secrets.
    • Ginny does an imitation of Umbridge's cough in Order of the Phoenix which makes everyone freeze in horror for a moment before they realize it was her.
  • Haruhi Suzumiya:
    • In the eighth volume, Yuki Nagato answers one of Kyon's questions with "classified information". That's usually Mikuru Asahina's catchphrase.
    • It's later revealed that Kyon's catch phrase of "Yare yare" ("Good grief") was actually something he borrowed from his old friend Sasaki.
  • In Honor Harrington, probably half the cast has borrowed Honor's "Let's be about it" at some point, which she herself borrowed from her first captain. The most notable are Abigail Hearns, for whom Honor has been something of a mentor and personal hero, and Lady Dame Estelle Matsuko, who was deeply impressed by Honor when they worked together in On Basilisk Station and is still deeply impressed by her some twenty years later, when Matsuko is serving as Imperial Governor of the Talbott Quadrant and Honor is several light-centuries away.
  • In the first-published Horatio Hornblower novel Beat To Quarters, Lady Barbara managed to needle Captain Hornblower by co-opting his catch-phrase, a "Hm-Hmm" throat-clearing sound which he used whenever he couldn't think of something appropriate to say, and turning it on him in conversation.
  • In Horus Heresy, Numeon's companions gradually start to use his "Vulkan Lives" catchphrase/prayer, to the extent that at one point, you'd think it became Salamanders' new warcry.
  • In The Last Dogs, Rocky usually says "Hiiii-yah!" whenever he jumps from a great height or launching himself at an enemy. So, while on board a burning boat, Max jumps into the river while yelling, "Hiii-yah!"
  • At the end of the children's book Potty, Poo-Poo, Wee-Wee, all of the grownups say the title (which was Littlesaurus's catchphrase).
  • A Song of Ice and Fire:
    • In the fifth book, A Dance With Dragons, when speaking to Jon Snow, the Evil Sorceress Melisandre appropriates the catchphrase of his deceased Action Girl girlfriend Ygritte (which is "You know nothing, Jon Snow.")
    • In the first book Tyrion Lannister is captured by the Mountain Clans whom he quickly subverts to his side, using them as his own private army. He becomes quite fond of clan chief Shagga, on several occasions using his oft-mentioned threat to "Cut off your manhood and feed it to the goats".
  • The Swallows and Amazons book Winter Holiday sees Peggy stealing her sister Nancy's various pirate catchphrases in an effort to fill the void when the latter is out of action. Nancy is later surprised and delighted when Peggy uses one of the catchphrases in front of her without thinking.
  • In Through the Looking Glass Alice borrows Humpty Dumpty's catchphrase "It is very provoking" while trying to cut and serve a plum cake.
  • In the Unbelievable story "There's No Such Thing", Nurse Gribble's catchphrase is "There's no such thing as a dragon!". When the (now deceased) dragon's egg hatches and her baby attacks Nurse Gribble, the boy and his grandfather parrot it to her to mock her.
  • Warrior Cats:
    • In the first book, Fireheart accidentally attacks his friend Graystripe. When Graystripe complains that he was taken by surprise, Fireheart replies, "Surprise is the warrior's greatest weapon." He then mentally notes this to be the catchphrase of Graystripe's mentor, Lionheart.
    • In Yellowfang's Secret, Yellowfang borrowed this phrase from her mentor Deerleap: "Look, listen, scent!"

  • Tuatha from The Fallen Gods has "Fuck a wizard". When Solvin tries to steal a bell while inside the Tower of Lunitari (which is run by many wizards), only to feel it disappear from his pocket, his response is "Fuck a wizard". Tuatha quickly agrees.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • A common trope in wrestling for heel wrestlers to steal, emulate or parody their baby face opponent's catchphrase in order to get under their [or the fans'] skin. Vice versa (face towards heel) is even not that uncommon.
  • Be wary of stealing The Rock's catchphrase in his presence, or he will let you know about it.
    • The Rock once did this to a variety of WCW wrestlers in a promo.
    • However, Mick Foley once managed to steal his "It doesn't matter what your name is!" line.
    • Ditto with Becky Lynch, although she borrowed his "It doesn't matter what you think!" line and directed it towards King Corbin on the first Friday Night SmackDown on FOX.
    • Shane McMahon, before kicking The Rock out of The Corporation told Rocky to watch his attitude in front of Shane-O'Mac "if you smell what the Boss is cooking".
    • In one backstage segment with Edge, the latter finishes The Rock's catchphrase "The Rock will take his boot, shine it up real nice, turn that sumbitch sideways..." with "...and stick it straight up Benoit and Guerrero's candy asses!"
  • CM Punk
  • Adam Cole lost his composure at Supercard Of Honor X night one when his opponent did his signature pose and the crowd responded.
    "ACH, Bay Bay!"
    • Also done by EC3 during the ladder match at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans to crown the first NXT North American Champion. To say that Adam Cole is pissed off is a complete understatement.
    "EC3, Bay Bay!"
  • The Super Smash Brothers ended their promo at CHIKARA Grit and Glory, May 18th, 2008, with Player Uno saying "All your belts are belong to us" and Stupefied saying, "A winner is you."
  • Roman Reigns did this at the end of the Smackdown before Payback 2020, right before the camera panned over to reveal his new manager. "That's not just a prediction... that's a spoiler."
    • Speaking of his new manager...
      "Believe. THAT!"
  • Speaking of Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar did this as well during the first Raw of 2022, after winning the WWE Championship due to Reigns being tested positive for COVID-19 and thus unable to defend the title. The catchphrase in question? "Acknowledge me..."
  • From Petey Williams on TNA Impact! during the build to Sacrifice 2008:
    "Just like you always say: Big Poppa Pump has got your hookup. Well, Maple Leaf Muscle is who you need to look up. Holla if ya hear that!"
  • Big Show borrows Enzo Amore's catchphrase during a backstage segment on the Raw before Money in the Bank 2017.
    "Enzo, I got one word to describe your partner. And I'm gonna spell it out: S... A... W... F... T." (the crowd chants "SAWFT!")
  • In a backstage segment with Thea Hail and Tiffany Stratton on the NXT after Vengeance Day 2023, Thea calls out Tiffany for her narcissism and tells her "If you're not down with that, I got two words for ya." Tiffany guessed "Chase you" but Thea had another set of two words for her: "Suck it!" This being 2 weeks and one night after DX's reunion on Raw is XXX.
  • On the September 9, 2021 edition of Dynamite, CM Punk challenged Team Taz to a match with two catchphrases: The first being "Send Hook!", which was Hook's Phrase Catcher, the second being Taz's "Beat me if you can! Survive... if I let you!"
  • During her tenure as SmackDown General Manager, Paige fires James Ellsworth this way for calling her "pale as a ghost":
    Paige: I've had enough of you, James. I've got two words for you...
    Crowd: SUCK IT!
    Paige: No, no, not those. I was thinking of another two words that spring to mind...
    Paige: YOU'RE FIRED!
  • On an episode of Raw that also doubled as a tribute to the deceased Luke Harper, Drew McIntyre cut a promo which opened with "It's Monday. You know what that means? Yeah, yeah. It's time for Monday Night Raw!" Tom Philips also opened the show with "It's Monday, and you know what that means."
    • A year later, AEW Dynamite: New Year's Smash had Jim Ross open the show with "It's Wednesday night. And you know what that means?" The phrase itself was Harper/Lee's catchphrase on Twitter.
  • On the April 19, 2023 episode of Dynamite, during one segment, Adam Cole called Chris Jericho "an insecure, fickle, stupid idiot". "Stupid idiot" is one of Jericho's catchphrases during his last WWE run.

    Puppet Shows 
  • The Furchester Hotel:
    • In the Christmas Episode, Phoebe, who has the catchphrase "Fuzza-wubba! I've got a monster idea!", is depressed that Christmas isn't happening the way she wanted. It's Required Spin Off Crossover guest Big Bird who announces he has a solution with "Feather-wubba! I've got a Big Bird idea!"
    • And in the episode "Cheer Up Cheerleaders" it's Mr Harvey Dull who declares "Dulla-wubba! I've got a cheerleader idea!" On both occasions, Elmo repeats the altered "wubba" exclamation incredulously.
  • Sesame Street:
    • In one "Super Grover 2.0" sketch has a bird say Super Grover's "unleash my powers of investigation" line.
    • When Mr. Hooper dies, and the adults are trying to explain to Big Bird about the concept of death, Big Bird longingly looks into the drawing he made of Mr. Hooper and says, "You know? I'm going to miss you, Mr. Looper." Maria then says with tears in her eyes, but laughing as well, "That's Hooper, Big Bird! Hooper!"

  • Dead Ringers: After Andrew Neil is let go by the BBC, he shows up on The One Show sulking. Then Alex Jones starts listing what's on the show in the same manner as previous sketches with Neil did, where he lists off increasingly ludicrous things ("A cheese that's allergic to cheese..."). Andrew catches on, and is increasingly terrified, as the last ludicrous thing is inevitably DIANE ABBOT!


    Stand-Up Comedy 
  • The first performance of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour ends with all four comedians on stage riffing on each other's jokes. When Bill Engvall is doing his "Here's Your Sign" bit (giving "I'm Stupid" signs to people who say stupid things), Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy do their own "Here's Your Sign" stories. Later, when Jeff is doing his "You Might Be A Redneck" jokes, Bill contributes one of his own.

    Theme Parks 

    Video Games 
  • In Animal Crossing, the villagers will sometimes start using each other's Verbal Tics.
  • After being royally defeated by Ezio in Assassin's Creed II, Cesare Borgia of all people borrows his nemesis's secondary catchphrase (take back Roma) when trying to win himself support.
  • Borderlands 2: Ammo Dump machines will occasionally play Marcus's attempt at borrowing Scooter's catchphrase. Emphasis on "attempt".
    Marcus: CATCH-A-GUUUUUN! Gugh! Never doing that again!
  • In Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds Faith will end up in a bank vault, as Buffy sets about rescuing her she will say "Bored now," Willow's evil catchphrase, however she doesn't try and kill Buffy this time.
  • In Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, Charlotte teases Jonathan a couple of times by turning his catchphrase, "No problem", back on him.
  • Command & Conquer: Renegade, in which the player controls a GDI Commando, obviously has the player character borrow the original Commando's "I've got a present for ya!". One of his squadmates likewise borrows it about halfway through the game, though in his case he means it literally (he airlifts you a tank to go blow up the bad guys with). Another one has an unused line where he uses the phrase, but then notes that it doesn't sound right when he says it.
  • In Contra: Operation Galuga, Bill Rizer has a tendancy to say "Let's attack aggressively!" as a stage begins. Thing that make this borrowed? It was Lance who said it in the opening of Contra III: The Alien Wars.
  • Tim Goodman uses Pikachu's "A bolt of brilliance!" at one point in Detective Pikachu.
  • Devil May Cry:
    • Dante's "Jackpot!" seems to be one of these, as both Vergil (in unison with Dante during DMC3) and Nero (in 4) adopt it while finishing off that game's Big Bad. (Trish also sets up Dante's use of it in the first game, right before he takes out Mundus.) Given Dante's words in 3 ("Remember what we used to say?"), it's implied he coined the phrase alongside Vergil, back when they were still close in their childhood. Sure enough, it returns in Devil May Cry 5, where Dante says it twice (once before his first battle with Urizen due to Urizen's true identity and then in the epilogue while fighting demons alongside a reformed Vergil), but Nero once again gets in on the fun should he successfully land a Buster on a Devil Trigger'd Vergil either while Vergil's Doppelganger Style is active or he's flying straight at Nero.
    • Nero himself has a tendency to use phrases mostly associated with Vergil, such as "I need more power" or "Might controls everything", for reasons that become pretty clear.
  • In Dragon Age: Inquisition, "Well, shit" seems to be Varric's catch phrase, considering how often the man runs into all kinds of traumatic events (it's even the title of his last personal sidequest!). However, when the Inquisitor helps Vivienne to try healing her aging lover, but the medicine instead kills him, their "snarky/neutral" reaction line to this event is simply: "Well... shit." (Varric himself is not present at this time.) It's also the Inquisitor's potential reaction to learning that they are in the same stretch of the Fade as the Nightmare.
  • Die Hard: Vendetta have the villain, Piet Gruber, borrowing the hero John McClane's "Yipee-ki-yay, motherfucker!" to taunt him. John's daughter, Lucy, even uses these words when shooting Piet before the latter can shoot John near the end.
    John: That's my girl!
  • In Dragon Age: Origins, recovering Sten's sword will give you the option of turning Sten's "Pashaara" around on him as a dialogue choice. His response is a simple "Exactly".
  • Golf Story: During your match against Lara at Oak Manor, she'll steal Max Yards's "Unbound!" after a particularly good tee shot, but she apologizes for saying it right after.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The 7th Stand User has the protagonist borrow Avdol's famous "YES! I AM!" if they end up getting shot by Hol Horse instead of him. Vins also borrows it on the betrayal ending path after surviving the collapse of the ruins in Aswan.
  • Kingdom Hearts:
    • Kingdom Hearts coded: Donald and Goofy borrow Sora's "My friends are my power!" when trying to get Data-Sora out of a funk.
    • Roxas, Kairi and Saïx have all borrowed Axel/Lea's "Got it memorized?" catchphrase to emphasize that he should be the one remembering something.
  • In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild base game, Prince Sidon's catchphrase is "Don't give up! I believe in you!" In "The Champions' Ballad" DLC, it's revealed that his late sister Mipha was the one who always said "I believe in you" to him and generally gave him the kind of encouragement that he would pass on to others. In fact, if you redo the Illusory Realm Waterblight Ganon fight enough times, Mipha will ask Link to tell Sidon to believe in himself on her behalf.
  • Happens twice to Shepard in Mass Effect 3: once done by Conrad Verner, who's lampshading Shepard's tendency to Talk to Everyone and repeat already asked questions, and once in the Citadel DLC by the Shepard clone, although Shepard didn't realize they sounded like that.
    Shepard: How come nobody told me about this before!? I'm open to feedback here!
  • In Megaman Sprite Game, Megaman uses Quickman's "Are you in or are you skin" catchphrase before catching and berating himself for reminding himself of that prick.
  • In Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Raiden uses Jetstream Sam's catchphrase, "Let's dance!", against the final boss after retrieving Sam's now-unlocked sword to replace his broken one. In a DLC episode, Sam used the same quote against the same character.
  • In Metroid: Other M, this trope coincides with the only time Samus truly defies her self appointed commanding officer: "Any objections, Adam?"...granted, she thought he was dead so it was equal parts sarcasm and is put back in her place when he shows up alive.
  • In Mortal Kombat 11, Scorpion's iconic "Get over here!" phrase is jacked by two kombatants.
    • At least Cassie asked nicely.
      Cassie: Can I say it? Just once?
      Scorpion: Only if you wish to suffer.
      Cassie: Get over here!
    • The Terminator, however, does not in his Fatal Blow.
      Get over here.
  • Not for Broadcast: At the end of Day 232: The Silence, when Jeremy Donaldson is growing troubled and disturbed over Advance and their plan after an interview with Geoff Algebra, Megan Wolfe has to end the National Nightly News with his Signing-Off Catchphrase, "Have a peaceful night."
  • Overwatch: In an interaction between Junkrat and Tracer, the former says a modified version of latter's catchphrase, much to her chagrin.
    Junkrat: Cheers, mate! The cavalry's here!
    Tracer: That's my line!
  • In Parappa the Rapper 2, every stage's intro has Parappa shout his catchphrase "I gotta believe!". The sole exception is Stage 7, where the Big Bad Colonel Noodle performs the "I gotta believe!" sequence. Fitting, since he's Parappa's Evil Counterpart.
  • Psychonauts: Early on in the tutorial, Bobby Zilch pushes Raz off a small cliff and does a weird, taunting dance while clicking his tongue. If Raz knocks Bobby off the rail during a rail grinding segment, Raz will do the dance. He also does it after beating the wrestlers in Black Velvetopia.
    Raz: Eh, eh eh, eh eh eheh!
  • The Russian says this in The Punisher as he knocks out Nick Fury:
  • Puyo Puyo
    • At the end of Puyo Puyo Fever's HaraHara course, Ms. Accord says "Oh, la-ti-da yourself, Raffina!", using said student's "la-ti-da" catchphrase, after bonking her on the head to make her forget about Popoi and the fact that the flying cane that everyone was after was never actually lost.
    • Ringo's alternate voice in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 has her borrow voice clips from her fellow Puyo Puyo 7 characters; Maguro, Risukuma, and Ecolo.
  • One mission in Saints Row: The Third might have the Boss say "I love it when a plan comes together". That mission is when he/she is at the controls of a tank, falling through the sky, after the plane it was on blows up.
  • Shantae: Risky's Revenge: Barracuda Joe uses Shantae's Ret-2-Go! catchphrase when sending her into the Battle Tower.
  • In Stage 6 of Sol Cresta, Sho will say Reichi's "tingles" when Mercury's Vaikun is located. Reichi tells Sho not to steal her thunder.
  • In South Park: The Stick of Truth, the New Kid says only one line at the end of the game:
    The New Kid: Screw you guys, I'm going home. (Leaves the group to do so)
    Cartman: Wow, what a dick.
  • In Summon Night: Swordcraft Story Varil explains his presence in one scene by that Sakuro told him about the situation and told him to not "underestimate the ability of a Craftlord to gather information", a play on Varil's regular claims about the Gold Guild's (headed by his father) ability to gather information when asked how he knows about events he wasn't involved in.
  • Quite a few Super Mario Bros. characters have copied Mario's "Let's-a go" and "Mamma mia!", especially Luigi and Peach.
  • The menu sound clip for WarioWare: Smooth Moves is Wario parodying a Mario catchphrase: "It's-a-Wii, Wario!"
  • In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Shulk's reveal trailer has him taking one of his friend Reyn's catchphrases when preparing for battle; a quote he also uses as one of his taunts.
    Shulk: Now it's Shulk time!
  • In Tales of Symphonia, Raine uses Lloyd's "Give me your name and I'll give you mine". Lloyd then realizes how cheesy it sounds, and never uses it again.
  • Pai Chan uses M. Bison's But for Me, It Was Tuesday quote from the Street Fighter movie in Project X Zone 2.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has Zeke borrow Shulk's famous battle cry of "I'm really feeling it!"

    Visual Novels 
  • Danganronpa:
    • In Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Kirigiri borrows Naegi's "You've got that wrong!" during a trial.
    • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair: After he reveals his true nature during the first Trial, Komaeda, who is a Foil to Naegi (to the point that they share the same voice actor in Japanese and English), delivers Naegi's "You've got that wrong!" to trigger his Rebuttal Showdown against Hinata.
  • In Little Busters!, Kyousuke has a catchphrase of 'Mission start!' whenever he's declaring the beginning of some sort of over-the-top, ridiculous adventure he's organised for the other charactes. In Refrain, as Riki starts taking over Kyousuke's role to re-form the Little Busters and to grow into a more self-sufficient person he sets up a mission of his own and ends up saying the phrase himself.
  • Ace Attorney
    • Maya from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney sometimes playfully copies many of the other characters' catchphrases and speech quirks, Most notably Luke Atmey's "Zvarri!" and Detective Gumshoe's ", pal." This is often just to mess with Phoenix, and accompanied with a sly grin.
    • In The Great Ace Attorney, prosecutor Barok van Zieks sarcastically and condescendingly calls Ryuunosuke Naruhodo "my learned friend." Late in the second game, Kazuma Asogi, who is van Zieks' apprentice and replaces him as the prosecutor for the final trial after van Zieks is arrested for Inspector Gregson's murder, uses the catchphrase on Ryuunosuke.

    Web Animation 
  • In "The Camping Webisode" of DSBT InsaniT, Cody uses a variation of Andy's "Tee-hee, ice puns." and Andy uses Martha's "Shut up and fight!" The second one is particularly amusing, since Martha usually says that in response to Andy's antics in a dire situation.
  • In Red vs. Blue, if someone has a catchphrase, it will be used by someone else eventually, with varying degrees of accuracy;
    • Donut always insists that his armor color is "Light-ish red". In the Relocation mini-arc, Grif spots Donut among holographic-Grifs and notes that the armor color among his doubles is "light-ish red".
    • Wash's "Worst [X]. Ever. Of all time." has been used by Tucker and Caboose and calling Church "The worst wingman."
    • In Season 12, Grif gets so worked up over his chosen officer Bitters stealing one of his snacks that he calls him a "Dirtbag!" just like Sarge normally does. Grif is horrified upon realizing that the pressures of leadership are causing him to emulate Sarge.
    • Season 13 has Carolina attempting to say Tucker's catchphrase due to Epsilon's suggestion to loosen up. It didn't work.
    Tucker: Did she just say my thing?
    Caboose: Um, no. Uh, Tucker, it's "hey chicka bump bump." Awkward.
    Carolina: (to Epsilon) You said to loosen up.
    Epsilon: That's a little... too loose. Just tighten that back up a little bit.
    Tucker: I feel violated.
  • TOME:
  • Video Game Championship Wrestling: "EDBW: Killscreen V" has Sans and Monokuma borrow one another's catchphrases in the run-up to their match.
    Monokuma: If you start this're gonna have a bad time.
    Sans: I like a bad time. you, on the other hand...You need to be punished.

  • The Order of the Stick:
    • Belkar borrows Roy's usual catchphrase by yelling "NOT REALLY THE POINT!" after Bloodfeast the Extreme-inator gets turned into a lizard, and Haley starts questioning the name.
    • Vaarsuvius gives a Sophisticated as Hell version of Haley's catchphrase (Sneak Attack, Bitch!) when attacking another wizard with a mind-controlled archer:
      I may be in error, but I believe the appropriate proclamation is, "Sneak Attack, bitch."
    • Tsukiko overhears a conversation between Xykon and Redcloak about the gate and asks, "Gate, what gate?". Lampshaded when the Monster in the Darkness snaps back "Hey, that's my line!"

    Web Original 
  • Team Kimba of the Whateley Universe has Phase, whose catchphrase "of course!" just makes him more pompous and smug, so the rest of the team borrow the phrase primarily to tease him.

    Web Videos 
  • The Call of Warr: Glintz-Terry uses Durkin's "Durkin' me around" saying at one point...and Durkin doesn't react well to it, which acts as a clue for the characters that Durkin was possessed by Vid's Demon friend.
  • When Midnight Screenings discussed Gravity, they borrowed "SYMBOLISM!" from Bad Movie Beatdown.
  • The Nostalgia Critic: This tends to happen whenever the Critic ends the episode in a terrible rage. Whenever it does, the final line is always spoken by another character as "He's the Nostalgia Critic, he remembers it so you don't have to!"
  • UN Hhhh: Katya is a huge fan of fellow RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 2 contestant Tatianna's spoken-word performance "The Same Parts," and often recites the line "Because what you see isn't always the truth" or an altered variation fitting the current situation.
  • Some More News: The show has a Running Gag of its tagline being "Fair and Balanced™©®", which belonged to the Fox News network until they relinquished it in 2017.
  • Todd in the Shadows has borrowed from The Nostalgia Critic at least twice:
  • In Two Best Friends Play Persona 4, Matt points out when Pat borrows one of his catchphrases.
    Matt: You're saying "See you fuckers" a lot.
    Pat: It's a really versatile phrase!
  • In the Vaguely Recalling JoJo series, Polnareff's Oh, Crap! reaction face is borrowed by Steely Dan and Telence D'Arby when they realize that things aren't going their way.
  • Warning! Readers Advisory!: Darla often borrows Linkara's "because poor literacy is ~*KEWL*~" catchphrase during the books she's reviewing.
  • The first episode of Critical Role's second campaign reveals Yasha's class this way. The proud reaction of the originator says it all.
  • Kitboga, a scambaiter popular on YouTube and Twitch, sometimes ends his videos with "Happy painting, god bless," which is a shortening of Bob Ross's "From all of us here, I want to wish you happy painting and God bless, my friends," from The Joy of Painting.
  • The Scott The Woz episode "A Very Madden 08 Christmas" sees two people adopting Scott's "Hey all, Scott here!" catchphrase: Terry, one of the vegans, with "Hey Scott, all here," and the police with "Hey all, 911 here."


"A Kid! In Trouble!"

A running gag in "The Musical" where Lizbeth's catchphrase "A kid! In trouble!" is borrowed by other characters specifically Kirsten, Milo and even the Narrator, which displeases her. Once she finally says her catchphrase without another character saying it, Kirsten interrupts Lizbeth as her play is going to get ruined before even it starts because of the Warrior Monkey crashing it (the first clip is from a different episode).

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