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A Visual Pun? Who would have figured!
A Stock Phrase, usually uttered in an enervate or deadpan tone, tagged onto the end of a sentence to express that the situation described in the sentence is absurd, ridiculous, and/or ironic. Sort of like a verbal eyeroll. Much like "Whatever" and "So yeah", it's a conversation breaker, so it's typically found at the end of (or serving as) a punchline.

Notable for being the easiest way to lampshade anything, ever. "The Butler Did It? Go Figure."


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  • Fahrenheit 9/11
    American Soldier: I make anywhere between two and three thousand a month. A Halliburton employee out here driving a bus can make between eight and ten thousand a month. Explain that one to me. For 40 hours a week. Driving the same two-and-half-mile route. Go figure.
  • Garfield Gets a Life (Made-for-TV Movie)
    Jon Arbuckle: Boy, you learn a dance and then zango, 14 years later, they change it.
    Garfield: Go figure.
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer
    Max: Well go figure, I was just thinking to myself what ever happened to that Barry Cox?
  • Intergalactic Combat
    Comander (sic) X: They are apparently living organic metal structures... go figure!
  • Liberty Stands Still
    Joe: Many of the fathers of the Constitution had slaves, but they wrote a document about freedom. Go figure!
  • P.S. I Love You
    Holly Kennedy: They have pills for rudeness?
    Daniel Connelly: I know...and they can't figure out the Middle East. Go figure.
  • The Boost
    Lenny: [on Linda's birthday] I got you a $40,000 car and a $2 mutt. Go figure.
  • The Emperor's New Groove
    Yzma: [on Kuzco] Why, I practically raised him.
    Kronk: Yeah, you'd think he would've turned out better.
    Yzma: Yeah, go figure.
  • Thursday
    Alexis Meyers: What kind of job do you have?
    Grey Malcolm: I'm in sales. [snip] What about you? [snip]
    Alexis: I'm in... sales.
    Grey: Oh, like me. Go figure.
  • Transformers
    Sam: Bought a car. Turned out to be an alien robot. Go figure.

     Live Action TV  

  • Back To You episode "Something's Up There"
    Montana Diaz Herrera: It's pouring outside. I didn't know it was going to rain today.
    Kelly Carr: You're the weather girl.
    Montana: Yeah. Go figure.
  • Gilmore Girls
    Jess: Yeah, women right, can't live with 'em, can't stop them from jumping in closets...go figure.
  • Hannah Montana episode "Lilly's Mom Has Got It Goin' On"
    Jackson Stewart: Finally, they're gone. Dad, the next time you host a PTA meeting, you should do it out in the hot tub, so I can see Lilly's mom in a... [turns around to see Lilly's mom] the kitchen. Hey, Mrs. T. [to his dad] Warn a guy!
    Miley Stewart [to Lilly's mom]: And he doesn't have a girlfriend... go figure.
  • Medium
    Allison Dubois: A psychic with a bad memory. Go figure.
  • Smallville episode "Stiletto"
    Lois Lane: Go figure. I want the Red-Blue Blur, I get the exact opposite.
  • Sports Night episode "Intellectual Property"
    Isaac: Someone holds the copyright to "Happy Birthday"?
    Dan Rydell: The representatives of Patty and Mildred Hill.
    Isaac: Took two people to write that song?
    Dan: Go figure.
  • That '70s Show
    Steven Hyde: So did you bring everything?
    Leo: Yeah, I got everything... except the camera... and the film... yeah, I didn't bring anything.
    Steven: Leo man, you work at a film center.
    Leo: Yeah, go figure.
  • Two of a Kind
    Eddie Fairbanks: Yeah, birds flyin'. Go figure.

     Video Games  
  • Spider-Man: Friend or Foe
    Scorpion: Somebody needs a thumping, 'cause I don't like being out of control!
    Spider-Man: And yet, when you're in control, you dress up like a scorpion and act crazy. Go figure.
  • The Argonian Mach-Na in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion says this when explaining how she behaves like an Imperial but sympathises more with Dark Elves.

     Web Comics  
  • In The Order of the Stick, when Belkar starts to fake Character Development, he agrees with Celia's peaceful solution against Haley's killing everybody. This makes the others freak out, when Belkar comments to another halfling, when he doesn't understand why they do it:
    Humans! Go figure, right?

     Western Animation  



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