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Skywarp: "Dumber than Skywarp?" I'll show you dumb, Starscream!
Starscream: You always do.

In response to something character A says, character B takes parts X and Y of its wording, and says something along the lines of "I'll [X] You Some [Y]!" or similar variations. It's not so much a Stock Phrase as a stock-structure of phrases. Sometimes for humour there may be a very good word for this structure, but a far less suitable word is used.

When said towards a villain, this may be part of a Shut Up, Hannibal! moment. However, neither using the phrase nor being the subject of the phrase is necessarily associated with moral alignments in either direction. This can vary in effectiveness as a comeback depending on the situation and the words involved, going anywhere from perfectly apt and in-character to painfully clumsy, and at worst, utterly nonsensical, resulting in a Lame Comeback.

Compare/Contrast with [Verb] This!, in using someone's own wording in a retort to them, but in this case it's specifically about what the character saying it will do, whereas [Verb] This! has no "I" in it and could just as easily be referring to some external circumstance. Compare No, You. Not to be confused with And Show It to You. Or with pointing out the twenty-fourth letter of the alphabet to someone, or showing them how to understand and solve an algebra problem.

...what? You want some examples? I'll show you some examples!

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  • In the '90s, a series of commercials for La Choy Chinese foods parodied vintage Wuxia films, complete with intentionally bad dubbing and over-acting. In one commercial, this exchange occurs:
    Kung-Fu Warrior: Surrender! According to recent taste-tests, the great taste of La Choy was preferred more than two to one over Chun King!
    Thug: [summoning three mooks] I'll show you "more than two to one"!
  • An Australian commercial shows a couple trying to navigate through heavy traffic using the guy's inferior product:
    Guy: It tells us where to go!
    Girl: I'll tell you where to go.

    Anime and Manga 
  • Dragon Ball Z movie Super Android 13 has this moment when Chi-Chi failed to stop Gohan from helping Goku out in the battle against the Androids and Krillin convinced her about this. Then, she started smacking him.
    Krillin: You know what? He's right. I'm behind him 100%.
    Chi-Chi: Then what are you waiting for? Get your cowardly butt out there and help him! 100%? I'll give you 100%!
  • Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu: After Sōsuke shoots a melon while blindfolded, he exclaims "Bullseye!". However, he also spreads melon juice and debris all over Kaname, prompting her to retaliate with a baseball bat:
    Kaname: I'll show you a bullseye!
  • Fullmetal Alchemist (2003): Some poor soldiers take the very poor decision to question Major Armstrong.
    Soldier: But sir! Is there proof to these charges?
    Armstrong: Proof?! YOUR PROOF IS RIGHT HERE!
  • Naruto Shippuden episode 180 has it.
    Sasuke: Show some gratitude, loser.
    Naruto: I'll show you gratitude!
  • Sailor Moon: In The '90s English dub of one episode, the title character tells one plant enemy, "You're going to the compost heap! I'm Sailor Moon! On behalf of the moon, I will punish you!" A little later, the plant enemy injures her and says back, "Now let's see who's 'going to the compost heap'!"
  • Strawberry Marshmallow: When the preteens pay a surprise visit to Nobue at the diner where she works. Miu tries ordering breakfast at a time of day the diner doesn't serve it, then writes a zero after the price of each menu item, them complains about the prices. She finally puts in a proper order, including a chocolate parfait. Nobue mutters that she'll "parfait" her...
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: Honda/Tristan has an open crush on Jonouchi/Joey's sister Shizuka/Serenity, which Jonouchi/Joey is none too pleased about. At one point in the English dub, Tristan talks about how he's going to visit Serenity (read:hit on her) in the hospital, to which Joey responds "I'll send you to the hospital!"

    Asian Animation 
  • Boonie Bears: In Season 7 episode 9, Vick gets frustrated at the bears for taking his chainsaw, and when one of them apologizes, Vick starts to chase them, telling them "I'll show you sorry!"

    Comic Books 
  • In issue #74 of Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Comics). After the freedom fighters find Robotnik on the walkway of an outer-space facility after previously thinking he was dead:
    Sonic: You're toast if you don't tell me what happened to my family and the other roboticized mobians, Ro"butt"nik!
    Robotnik: Come now, hedgehog. Can't you at least take a moment to welcome me back from the dead? Didn't your parents teach you better manners?
    Bunnie: Ah'll show you manners!
    [Bunnie then punches Robotnik in the face]
  • Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: NNY's response to being called "Wacky" by a woman in a Taco Smell:
    NNY: I'll show you wacky! I'll show you all wackeeeeee!
  • Similarly, one issue of Groo the Wanderer shows he dislikes being called "feckless."
    Groo: Groo is not feckless! He has plenty of feck! I will show you feck like you have never seen!
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1992): When Roam sniffs at Link's "immaturity," deriding all the crap he's been through, Link shouts: "Weakling? I'll show YOU who's WEAK!!"
  • In Supergirl (2005) storyline Girl Power, during a fight between Supergirl and Wonder Girl:
    Supergirl: You think you know anger? I'll show you anger!

    Comic Strips 
  • U.S. Acres: Every morning, Roy wakes up the other animals by blowing his bugle at their faces. In retaliation, Orson once stuck some gum in the bugle, causing Roy to be stuck on the wall by the gum.
    Orson: Good morning, Roy.
    Roy: I'll good morning you!!
  • Pearls Before Swine: At one point, Zebra kidnapped Larry's wife Patty to blackmail Larry into giving up stalking and scheming to eat up Zebra. This plan fails, and Larry enjoys his new freedom without his strict, abusive wife bossing him around. Zebra then feels guilty so he returns Patty (albeit still tied up in rope) along with a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Zebra asks if Larry's still upset, and Larry affirms he still is, because there's no mashed potatoes.

    Fan Fiction 
  • Calvin & Hobbes: The Series:
    Dad: Come on, Calvin! Feel the burn!
    Calvin: I'll give you burn!
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy's Quest for the Pure Hearts:
    Mario: So who're-a those o' three?
    Eddy: Just the coolest people in all the world! Whatzit to you, smart mouth!
    Mario: Eh. I-a give o' you-a o' four, maybe o' three at-a best.
    Eddy: Four! THREE! I'll show you a four and a three!
  • Sonic Generations: Friendship Is Timeless :
    Shadow: I won't have to chase you down like the coward you are.
    Queen Chrysalis: COWARD?! I'll show you who's a coward!
  • Turnabout Storm:
    Trixie: This particular storm cloud bore hoof markings of the rainbow-colored loser in the defendant's chair.
    Rainbow Dash: I'll show YOU who's a loser, you two-bit fraud!
  • The Definition of Normal:
    Remus Lupin: In your case [Dumbledore]'s placed a compulsion charm so that you pretty much agree with whatever the Headmaster wants. It was placed just after he left Harry at the Dursleys'.
    McGonagall: I'll show him a compulsion charm! How dare he!
  • Done in Dragon Ball Z Abridged.
    Guru: Nail! Gather the rest of the Dragon Balls and wish for a plasma TV.
    Nail: Sir, that would be a grievous misuse of their powers—
    Guru: I'm about to misuse my hand upside your head!
  • In Robb Returns King Robert has choice words for a septon who describes Northerners as "uncouth".
    Uncouth!?! I’ll uncouth you right in the face, you bastard!”
  • In Unsung Hero the DADA teacher shows the class an occamy, which makes snarky comments in Parseltongue.
    Professor Hobday: You'll note that this is a young occamy. An adult occamy would have required a bigger cage than this one if it had passed inspection in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. The typical adult occamy doesn't get any larger than about eight or nine feet. There are records though of some reaching closer to fifteen feet in scale.
    Occamy: I'll show you young, you wrinkled skin sack!
  • Family:
    Susan: It's slalom time. This is where Harry will show them. Look at the team and their captain, they're just sitting there with condescending looks on their mugs!
    Neville: Easy, Sue, this is Harry's first time on a Quidditch pitch. I'm sure the team is just a little unconvinced is all.
    Susan: Humph. I'll unconvince them...
  • Universe Falls makes it into something of a Running Gag:
    • In "The Golf War", Pacifica Northwest mockingly refers to the Crystal Gems as the "Rhinestone Gems", and Pearl says threateningly "Oh, I'll show her rhinestones..."
    • In "Keeping It Together", when Grunkle Stan makes fun of Dipper for getting a "girly" sword from Pearl, it leads to this exchange:
      Pearl: [The Ancient Sea Blade] is a steadfast, sturdy weapon that requires a skillful hand to wield and demands respect from all those in its path. Which, of course, is something that you would know nothing about.
      Stan: Oh, I'll show you respect!
    • In "Bot Battle", Peridot mocks Ford by calling him a "primitive creature", and Ford mutters "I'll show her 'primitive'..."
  • In Arthur and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Arthur Weasley divorces his wife and marries Harry because they have a soulbond with each other.
    Teddy: Well you see Mr. Weasley...
    Bill: Mr. Weasley is my father.
    George: Actually Harry is Mrs. Weasley. Just stating facts mum.
    Harry: I'll show you a mum...
  • In Should Have Listened Tom and Snape use a hover charm to float Harry over a lake during a duel.
    Tom: Harry, please, it was meant as a joke.
    Harry: I am going to show you a joke.
  • Death's Hand:
    Umbridge: Now, now. Do you really need to shout? This is an important matter. We do not want the "Black Madness" to come out too and for you to end up in a cell for hurting the Senior Undersecretary to the Minister of Magic.
    Tonks: I'll show her the "Black Madness" anytime she wants.
  • In Whelp Snape takes exception to Harry's aunt and uncle's lies about his parents' death.
    Snape: Car accident. As if they could be killed in so Mugglish a fashion. I'll car accident them.
  • Harry Potter and the Price of Being Noble:
    Harry: Where will you go this summer?
    Sirius: Not sure. I might head back to the sandy beaches of a southern shore to stretch my legs for a bit. If Mr. Delacour has any luck then I'll come back and hopefully spend some time with you. Maybe you, I and your girlfriends can travel a bit at the end of the summer. We might even take the mangy werewolf with us.
    Remus: I'll show you mangy, you overgrown puppy.
  • In Final Fantasy VII: Another Side, Sephiroth gets angry at Yuffie for putting something in his shampoo that turns his hair pink. She claims that hurting her will cause an international incident. Sephiroth retorts: "I'll show you an international incident."
  • In The Flower That Could Melt Hearts Harry is injured during a fight with Death Eaters and an annoyed Charlie patches him up afterwards.
    Harry: Gently Charlie.
    Charlie: I'll give you gently.
  • In An Unlikely Family Sirius and Severus argue over who gets to man the barbecue.
    Dumbledore: Share, boys.
    Sirius: It's okay, Albus. I'll leave him to overcook the sausages.
    Dumbledore: Sirius!
    Severus: I'll overcook you in a minute.
    Dumbledore: Severus!
  • In Harry Potter and the Time of Second Chances Hermione accuses Harry of acting like Draco Malfoy.
    Harry: Fine then! You want Malfoy? I'll show you Malfoy.
  • The Bitter Hug of Mortality:
    Lord Beli: I'm glad to have your go ahead. Now the reason I brought you both down here is simple. Horatio.
    Amatheon: What about him? Did you give him my gift I gave you to pass on?
    Arawn: What? What gift? You're helping him in this courting, Beli?! Him?! Surely a necromancer would be far better suited with the god of the underworld as opposed to the god of daisies and grass.
    Amatheon: Daisies and grass! I'll give you daisies and grass!
  • In Going Beyond The Impossible Draco runs his fingers through Harry's hair after sex.
    Harry: Mm, I could fall asleep to you doing that.
    Draco: Then let's take a nap, I'm knackered from our romping anyways.
    Harry: Oh, romping was it? I'll show you romping!
  • In Common Interests Harry hits Draco for stealing and breaking a pocket watch with a picture of Harry's mother in it.
    Harry: You're such a stinking liar, Malfoy! The one thing I couldn't figure out was how my watch managed to fall out of my sealed locker. And now I know. You spelled the lock open and stole it!
    Draco: Prove it! You can't, 'cause that stupid raven was the one who found it right on the floor and brought it to you. Keep attacking me, Potter, and my father will be suing you for assault—
    Harry: I'll show you assault, you pansy-arsed coward!
  • Face On the Milk Carton:
    Hermione: The final task is tomorrow. You need to keep your energy up and get plenty of rest.
    Harry: Yes, mum.
    Hermione: I'll yes mum you.
  • The Auror's Boys:
    Harry: A bit slow this morning are we, Siri?
    Sirius: I'll give you slow, you bloody little horror.
  • The Dresden Fillies: False Masks has a literal example. Harry leads a raid to rescue Twilight Sparkle from an Ancient Tradition who believes he is the incarnation of a dreaded evil being.
    Harry: I want to find the ringleaders of this moronic little club, throw them into the Nevernever and let them see what real evil looks like.
  • Learning Friendship:
    McGonagall: What is wrong with you, Severus? This is important! Quirrell may have been the one to let that monster inside!
    Snape: I’ll show you a monster if you don’t let me go!
  • In Foundations Draco teasingly claims that he grew up eating swan frequently.
    Harry: Do you want some tea?
    Draco: Swan tea!
    Harry: I'll swan tea you in a minute.

    Films — Animated 
  • Aladdin:
    Aladdin: If I were as rich as you, I could afford some manners.
    The Prince: I'll teach you some manners!
    [The prince then kicks Aladdin into the mud]
  • In Beauty and the Beast, when Maurice intrudes into the castle.
    Maurice: I just needed a place to stay...
    Beast: I'll give you a place to stay!
    [Beast then imprisons Maurice in the castle]
  • Robin Hood (1973): Friar Tuck's "You want taxes?!? I'll! Give! You! TAXES!" to the Sheriff of Nottingham when he comes to extort money from the church.
  • Hercules:
    Burnt Man: Hey, isn't that the goat-man who trained Achilles?
    Phil: Watch it, pal!
    Other Man: Yeah, you're right. Hey, nice job on those heels! Ya missed a spot!
    Phil: I've got your "heel" right here! [beatdown ensues]
  • From Ice Age: The Meltdown:
    Fast Tony: Forget reeds. I present you with this revolutionary gizmo we call "bark"! It's so buoyant, it actually floats!
    Shovelmouth: I'll show you something that floats!
    • In Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special, after Sid accidentally shatters Manny's Christmas rock:
    Sid: Okay, okay, let's just keep it together. It really is about the spirit of Christmas, isn't it?
    Manny: You're about to be a spirit of Christmas, Sid!
  • In Disney's Peter Pan, when Peter catches Wendy after she walks the plank, the pirates are confused when they don't hear a splash. Gentleman Starkey (who is actually the butler of the Jolly Roger in the original novel) hesitantly says, "No... splash Cap'n.", to which Hook replies, "So, you want a splash, Mr. Starkey? I'LL GIVE YOU A SPLASH!!" and throws him overboard.
  • Toy Story 2, when Stinky Pete shows his true colors:
    Jessie: Prospector, this isn't fair!
    Stinky Pete: Fair?! I'll tell you what's not fair: spending a lifetime on a dime-store shelf, watching every other toy be sold! Well, finally my waiting has paid off, and no hand-me-down cowboy doll IS GONNA MESS IT UP FOR ME NOW!
  • Despicable Me, the girls ask Gru if they can get pizza for dinner, with stuffed crust.
    Gru: I'll stuff you all in the crust!
  • Inside Out, These lines from the dinner argument scene:
    Riley's dad: Riley, I do not like this new attitude.
    Anger: Oh, I'll show you attitude, old man.
  • Turning Red: During the climactic argument between Ming and Meilin when both are in their giant panda forms, Ming calls Mei out for being disobedient and "crass". Mei retorts "You wanna see crass?!" and starts shaking her booty at her mother.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In The Dark Knight, during an argument between a witness on the stand and Harvey Dent:
    Dent: I have a sworn statement from you that [points to Maroni] this man is the head of the Falcone crime family.
    Witness: Maroni? He's a fall guy. I'm the brains of the organization!
    Dent: [to judge] Your honour, permission to treat the witness as hostile?
    Judge: Permission granted.
    Witness: Hostile? I'll show you hostile!
    [Witness pulls out a gun and tries to fire it; Dent grabs the gun and punches the witness in the face.]
  • Idiocracy:
    Joe: Your Honor, I call for a mistrial.
    Joe's Lawyer: I'm gonna mistrial my foot up your ass, [if] you don't shut up.
  • In Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Johnny and Ben discuss girls.
    Johnny: I've been wondering. How do you and Alicia... [clicks his tongue in lieu of finishing the sentence]
    Ben: That's none of your business!
    Johnny: Okay, okay! I'm just concerned, that's all. I don't want to wake up one morning and find out she was killed in a rockslide!
    Ben: I'll show you a rockslide!
  • Serenity has a more delayed example. The Operative tells Mal that he's trying to help the Alliance create "a world without sin". Later, upon discovering a dark secret about the Alliance that the Operative didn't know about, Mal shows it to the Operative but first says "I'm gonna show you a world without sin."
  • In the film version of The Running Man, Amber, one of the protagonists and the main Love Interest, is cornered by Dynamo.
    Dynamo: Thought it was pretty funny out there in the zone? What's the matter now bitch, why aren't you laughing?
    Amber: Because there's nothing funny about a dickless moron with a battery up his ass.
    [Dynamo gets on top of Amber, preparatory for trying to rape her]
    Dynamo: I'll show you dickless.
    [Amber electrocutes him by shooting the ceiling sprinklers]
  • Done in X-Men:
    Magneto: What are you looking for, Charles?
    Xavier: I'm looking for hope.
    Magneto: I will give you hope. And I ask one thing in return: don't get in my way.
  • Barton Fink: the iconic "I'll show you the life of the mind!" chase down the burning hallway.
  • In the climax of Lock Up:
    Leone: [to Drumgoole] You're gonna give me a guided tour through hell? I'll SHOW you hell!
    Drumgoole: You're scum, Frank.
    Leone: Shut up! I'll show you scum.
  • The tag line in the print ad for the Pauly Shore vehicle Jury Duty: "Sequester This!"
  • A villainous example happens in The Wizard of Oz when poor Dorothy cries for her Auntie Em after being imprisoned in the Wicked Witch of the West's castle:
    Wicked Witch of the West: "Auntie Em, Auntie Em, come back!" I'LL give you Auntie Em, my pretty! [evil laugh]
  • At the end of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Smaug has emerged from a molten gold bath courtesy of the dwarves and furiously mocks Thorin's claim of vengeance with this, managing to make it both effective and terrifying with his delivery and the horror to come.
    Smaug: "Revenge?!" "REVENGE?!" I will show YOU "revenge!" [proceeds to burn the nearby town to ashes]
  • A variation in My Cousin Vinny, when Vinny Gambini calls his angry fiancée to the stand:
    Vinny: Your Honor, may I have permission to treat Ms. Vito as a hostile witness?
    Mona Lisa Vito: You think I'm hostile now, wait 'til you see me tonight.
  • Mission: Impossible (1996):
    Kittridge: I can understand you're very upset.
    Ethan: Kittridge, you've never seen me very upset.
  • In The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren confronts Lor San Tekka during the attack on the Jakku village:
    Tekka: The First Order rose from The Dark Side. You did not.
    Kylo: I'll show you the Dark Side.
    Tekka: You may try, but you cannot deny the truth that is your family.
    Kylo: You're so right. [kills Tekka]
  • Ant-Man: In a flashback sequence at the beginning, a furious Hank Pym confronts Howard Stark when he discovers SHIELD was trying to replicate his research without his authorization.
    Mitchell Carson: If only you'd protected Janet with such ferocity, Dr. Pym.
    Hank Pym(slams Carson's head into his desk): You mention my wife again and I'll show you ferocity!
  • In Please Turn Over, after Beryl gets a phone call meant for Jo concerning Naked Revolt:
    Beryl: "Naked"! I'll give 'im "naked"!

  • Animorphs has Marco do this. A bit of an unusual example because he doesn't say it aloud, but only thinks it. To set the scene somewhat, he is seconds away from wreaking havoc on the Yeerk ship he's trapped on, in gorilla morph, and Visser Three has just ordered his minions to "stop that monkey".
    Marco: I'd show them monkey!
  • Big Trouble: When Eliot Arnold is getting fed up with his newspaper-writing job, his boss admonishes him that he needs to have his assignment (pointing to his computer) "in here before you go home tonight." Eliot then crosses around to his boss's side of the desk, saying, "How about I put it in there RIGHT NOW?" and puts his left foot through the computer screen. This immediately wins Eliot a round of applause from the newsroom as well as being fired on the spot, but it takes him a good bit longer to pull his foot out of the broken screen.
  • From Ross Macdonald's novel The Far Side of the Dollar:
    Lew Archer: I was investigating—
    Cop: Investigating what?
    Lew Archer: Law enforcement in this county. It stinks.
    Cop: We'll law-enforcement you.
  • In Craig Shaw Gardner's Slaves of the Volcano God, denizens of several Cineverse worlds are brought together due to a mishap.
    Bandit leader: Where did this—ship come from? Is this another one of the duke's tricks?
    Briny: Aye, Cap'n. Look at 'ese wenches!
    Bonny Kate: I'll wench you, you male rumbuckets!
  • Al Franken reacts to the Fox News Channel's coverage of George W. Bush's 2004 Inauguration speech in the first chapter of The Truth (with jokes), specifically the part where Bush claims to have won a mandate:
    But the responsible news media, instead of calling him out or grabbing their crotch and going "Mandate? I got your mandate here!", were going along with it.
  • Warrior Cats: In the first book, Firepaw teases his friend Graypaw by telling him that he stalks like a lopsided badger. Graypaw replies, "I'll show you lopsided!" and the two get into a play-fight.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The A-Team: B.A. would often respond in this way to whatever nonsense Murdock was spouting. Some of them barely made sense, but Murdock didn't always give him much to work with, and B.A. doesn't like to mince words.
  • Blue Bloods: In one episode, Frank is engaged in a tussle with the mayor and city council over the NYPD's budget. This leads to the following line in response to some Weasel Words in a proposed press release by his Deputy Commissioner for Public Information:
    Frank: Hey, I got a good "shared sacrifice": How about we outsource 911 to Bangalore?
  • Breaking Bad: In the final season, Saul tells Walt that he could get the DEA off his back by sending Hank to Belize, "where Mike went," and Walt's response to that is complete refusal, followed by "I'll send YOU to Belize."
  • Doctor Who:
    • "The Doctor Dances": At one point, Rose challenges the Doctor, "Show me your moves." Later, the Doctor sends the reprogrammed nano-genes to restore the gas-mask zombies to their former selves (in the Trope-naming Everybody Lives scene):
      The Doctor: Software patch. Gonna e-mail the upgrade. You want moves, Rose? I'll give you moves.
    • "Army of Ghosts": After the Doctor convinces Torchwood that Jackie is Rose who went through Rapid Aging
      The Doctor: Lead on. But not too fast. Her ankle's going.
      Jackie: I'll show you where my ankle's going!
    • "The Unicorn and the Wasp":
      Donna: "The plucky young woman who helps me out"?
      The Doctor: No policewomen in 1926.
      Donna: I'll pluck you in a minute!
  • Drake & Josh: When Josh started losing patience with helping Drake cheat via Radio.
    Drake: Just pull up your antenna.
    Josh: I'll pull up your antenna!
  • MADtv (1995): One episode parodied Terminator by having a Schwarzenegger-like robot go back in time to first-century Palestine to save Jesus from being crucified, which annoys Jesus to no end. ("Forgive him, Father: he's a robot from the future.") The last straw comes when the robot bursts in on the Last Supper, coldly announces "Eat this," and shoots Judas Iscariot dead. This leads to a Running Gag of Jesus repeatedly bringing Judas back to life, only for the robot to kill him again and again.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus: Jean-Paul Sartre's wife is chatting with Mrs Premise and Mrs Conclusion about his persistent preaching and distributing pamphlets about personal freedom to the masses:
    Mrs Sartre: I mean, look at this place. I'm at my wits end. Revolutionary leaflets everywhere. One of these days I'll revolutionary leaflets him!
  • Power Rangers S.P.D.: When Sky, Sid, and Bridge first transform, Sid quips that their new Ranger powers are amazing as they tear through the Krybots like butter. The Blue-Head Krybot then proceeds to say "I'll show you power!" before launching a massive blast at them that knocks them down and leaves them briefly vulnerable to the remaining Krybots before Jack and Z show back up in a Big Damn Heroes moment.
  • A Whammy from Press Your Luck:
    Whammy: All I hear is "Big bucks, big bucks." I got your "big buck"! [brings in a deer on a leash]
  • Supernatural: When Castiel and Metatron corner a Nephilimnote , intending to kill her, she uses "I'll show you an abomination" as an attempted Pre-Asskicking One-Liner.
  • Wizards of Waverly Place: There was an entire episode devoted to TJ Taylor, another wizard who responded to everything with this trope. And of course, it never made sense.
    TJ's father: That was never funny.

  • Country Music singer Gretchen Wilson has an album and song titled I Got Your Country Right Here.
  • "Space" by Sarah Buxton: "You say you want space / Well, I'll give you space..."
  • "Womanizer," by Britney Spears: "You say I'm crazy / I've got your crazy."
  • "Hurt," by Nine Inch Nails (and later Johnny Cash), sort of: "I will let you down / I will make you hurt."
  • "I'm Gonna Show You Crazy" by Bebe Rexha.

  • In The Adding Machine, when Charles succeeds at getting rid of Mr. Zero by sending him on a Snipe Hunt, Joe bursts out laughing at Mr. Zero's gullibility. Charles gives him a painful blow to the jaw.
    Joe: What's the idea? Can't I even laugh when I see something funny?
    Charles: Funny! You keep your mouth shut or I'll show you something funny.
  • Fiorello!: Neil, asked to prevent a nearby fire alarm from being pulled while Fiorello is giving a speech, stops a man who claims his house is on fire.
    Neil: Just in time, Morris. I may want you to identify this guy in court.
    Frantic man: I'll show you some identifying, you fresh mug. Me and one or two others.
  • Hamilton: Jefferson tells Hamilton, "If the shoe fits, wear it." Hamilton's response: "Turn around, bend over, I'll show you where my shoe fits!"
  • Twelfth Night: In Act II, Scene V, Toby Belch, Andrew Aguecheek, and Fabian are hiding in a box-tree while Malvolio is deciphering a letter written to "M, O, A, I":
    Malvolio: "M", but then there is no consonancy in the sequel; "A" should follow, but "O" does.
    Fabian: And "O" shall end, I hope.
    Toby Belch: Ay, or I'll cudgel him, and make him cry "O"!
    Malvolio: And then "I" comes behind.
    Fabian: Ay, and had you any eye behind you, you might see more detraction at your heels than fortunes before you.
    • In Act V, when Malvolio asks Olivia why he has been mistreated so badly, Fabian comes forth and Feste reveals his role in the prank:
      Feste: Why, "some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrown upon them." I was one, sir, in this interlude, one Sir Topas, sir; but that's all one. "By the Lord, fool, I am not mad." But do you remember? "Madam, why laugh you at such a barren rascal? An you smile not, he's gagg'd", and thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.
      Malvolio: I'll be revenged on the whole pack of you.

    Theme Parks 
  • Disneyland's Splash Mountain ride, which is inspired by Song of the South, consists mostly of a log ride up a series of watery chutes accompanied by various animatronic animals singing "Ev'rybody Has a Laughing Place." Once you reach the top, however, the music shifts into a Dark Reprise ("Don't go down to the laughing place... where the Fox'll get ya!") and a voice rings out with "You want a 'laughing place'? We'll give you something to laugh about!" The ride then climaxes with a steep drop down a towering waterfall into a pool below, where the ride's "splash" occurs.

    Video Games 
  • Assassin's Creed: Valhalla: When Holger gets into trouble (again) for defacing some sails he found and doodled on without ever bothering to check with their owner, he says that rather than being dragged over the coals for it, everyone should be thanking him. Gudrun, the sail's owner who can now no longer sell them because they're defaced, raises her hands and says she's about to give him ''all' the thanks he deserves. Eivor interrupts before Holger gets slapped senseless.
  • Flagstaff: Chapter Two:
    Knight: You're beaten Atilla. Do you yield?
    Atilla the Pun: Yield? I'll show you yield. I'll show you twenty megatons of yield.
  • God of War: When Kratos finally confronts Ares face to face in the first game, he tells Ares that the monster (Kratos himself) he created will now destroy him. Ares' response? "You do not know what a true monster is..." (grows a bunch of freaky spider legs on his back) "Your final lesson is at hand!"
  • In Manor Cafe, Simon states that he believes adding brownies to the menu would differentiate the cafe from its competitors while producing added value.
    Meg: What do you think, Bruno?
    Bruno: I'll show you added value, you wise-cracking little punk!
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds: After Iron Man wins against M.O.D.O.K. or Doctor Doom, he will deliver this gem of a line.
    Iron Man: Pfft. You call that tech? I'll show you tech.
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris: Tee tells Amitie to calm down after her first encounter with Ess turns out frustrating. Amitie shouts "I'll show you calm!" and challenges Tee to a battle.
  • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis has the Nemesis scream out "S.T.A.R.S.!" Guess what Jill says near the end when she finally finishes him off? "You want S.T.A.R.S.? I'll give you S.T.A.R.S.!"
  • In Starcraft, in one of the missions in the original Terran campaign:
    General Duke: You're about the last folks I expected to show up. What's your angle, Mengsk?
    Jim Raynor: Our angle?! I'll give you an angle, you slimy confederate piece of sh...
    Arcturus Mengsk: Enough, Jim!
  • Tales of Monkey Island: There are a few examples of this when Elaine is poxed and fighting De Singe near the end of Chapter 4: "I've got yer juicy strain right here, bucko!" "I'll give you some piddlin' firkins!" "I'll show you who's done for!" and "I'll spread you to the four corners!!"
  • Tomb Raider (2013): During the boss fight against Boris, after repeatedly calling Lara "a little rat", she responds with "I'll show you what this little rat can do!"
  • Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen: In the DS video game adaptation, this trope is quoted word by word by Construct-A-Con when his sensor was called "defective" by Create-A-Bot.
    Construct-A-Con: Defective? I'll show you defective! I'm going to tear your axle in half!
  • In Trito's Adventure, Trito starts a fight between a troublesome shark and the jellyfish queen. The shark states that there's no room for jellyfish in "Shark City."
    Jellyfish queen: Shark City? Ha ha ha! What a ridiculous name!
    Shark: I'll show you a "ridiculous name!"
  • The Lich King chillingly combines this with "I'll Kill You!" at the Wrathgate in World of Warcraft: "You speak of justice? Of cowardice? I will show you the justice of the grave... And the true meaning of fear!"
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 1: Egil screams this at Zanza as the two, as well as the titans they're controlling, lock blades.
    Zanza: Hah! Then you shall cease to exist. By the wrath of my blade!
    Egil: I'll show you the meaning of wrath!

    Web Animation 
  • Camp Camp: Neil gives one when his alone time with his coding is interrupted by Nikki and Max, who want to use his computer to play games/look at boobs.
    Neil: You wanna waste time on games? You want some boobs? Oh, I'll give you my— (pauses, looks at his chest) Well, I'll play a game with you.
  • In the DEATH BATTLE! between Harley Quinn and Jinx, the scene opens with Harley finding Jinx shooting at crows with her rocket launcher.
    Jinx: Take that, ya emo pigeons! I'll show you a murder!
  • Homestar Runner has an instance in the Peasant's Quest live-action movie trailer:
    King: We have coexisted with the Burninator in these lands for centuries. I can't have you marching up there in your short pants upsetting the balance!
    Rather Dashing: I'll upset your balance, my lord!
    King: Rather Dashing, you will not sass back at this council!
  • Used in a few episodes of Strong Bad Email:
    • In "island":
      Homestar Runner: Hey, Strong Bad!
      Strong Bad: What?
      Homestar Runner: Are we rescued yet?
      Strong Bad: You're gonna need to be rescued in a second if you don't quit asking me that.
    • In "dragon":
      Strong Sad: I think I've improved on your methods a bit, too. I employed some chiaroscuro shading, and—
      Strong Bad: I'll improve on your methods!!
      [Strong Bad sets Strong Sad's drawing on fire and reduces it to ashes]
      Strong Sad: What?! That's not an improvement!
      Strong Bad: Haha! Trogdor strikes again!
    • Strong Bad does this to Strong Sad pretty often. Another example, from "concert":
      Strong Bad: Hey, wait a minute! You tricked me! sloshy's not metal!
      Strong Sad: I didn't trick you, I was just helping you broaden your horizons.
      Strong Bad: I'll broaden your horizons! [hits Strong Sad over the head with a vinyl record]


    Web Original 
  • The Angry Video Game Nerd: After completing The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout, he sees a screen depicting all of Bugs Bunny's friends making it to his party, "Who had just moments ago been playing some very funny tricks". He then yells at Bugs:
  • An occurrence can be found in the April Fools' Day 2011 episode of Awkward Talks with Girls, after a discussion about Monkey Island:
    Andre: That's so sexy, seeing a guy... play video games...
    Roger Barr: I'll threep your wood!
  • In Commentary! The Musical, Stacy Shirk's "Ten Dollar Solo", behind all the self-reference, is a song about her trying to make her way on Hollywood. It has that name because Stacy earned the solo by giving Joss Whedon ten dollars.
    See the Bad Horse chorus
    jump into frame.
    They tell me I'm not ready
    to get in the game.
    But I'll show them
    my ATM.
  • You want fun? WARIO SHOW YOU FUN!

    Western Animation 
  • Adventure Time: In "Gold Stars", the King of Ooo and Toronto set off the dormant Lich within Sweet P, who shows them visions of monsters from before the dawn of time before sneering "Here's your gold star!"
  • A Running Gag in Animaniacs, or more precisely, the "Goodfeathers" series within it, is Pesto very often misinterpreting what Squit says about him. The result is I Will Show You X, preceeded by several other phrases among the lines "Are you sayin' that I'm <...>, is that what you're sayin'? What am I, <...> here to amuse you?"
    Squit: Yes. Pesto, you are one swell bird.
    Pesto: What do you mean by that?
    Squit: Why, I said you're swell, that's all.
    Pesto: You're sayin' I got a big head, is that what you're sayin'? What am I, a bloated puffy round head here to amuse you?
    Squit: Nah, I didn't say that, I just... I said you're swell.
    Pesto: I am swell?
    Squit: Yeah, you're swell.
    Pesto: Swell?
    Squit: Yeah.
    Pesto: That's it!
    [Big Ball of Violence ensues]
    Pesto: Here's your "swell"! I got your "swell"! Right here! I'll show you "swell"!
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • From the finale: "I'll show you lightning!"
    • And during Aang's fight with Zhao:
      Aang: Woah, wild shot!
      Zhao: I'll show you wild!
    • As well as Zuko's fight with Jet:
      Zuko: You want a show? I'll give you a show!
    • From Katara and Toph's mudfight:
      Toph: Hungry for a mud pie?!
      Katara: I'll give you a mud pie!
    • Also, from one of the chibi shorts:
      Katara: Tiny Zuko! He looks so cute!
      Iroh: You are pretty cute, my tiny nephew.
      Zuko: I'LL SHOW YOU TINY!
    • In The Legend of Korra, Korra is fond of giving these whenever the referee during Pro-bending matches calls her on committing a foul. (i.e. "I'll show you 'over the line!' " and "I'll 'unnecessarily' rough you up!")
  • Ben 10: Alien Force: In "The Gauntlet", Cash uses the powers of a Techadon gauntlet stolen from Kevin's car against Ben for chastising him about his long-played bullying habits. When confronted, Ben (as Chromastone) states the following:
    Ben (Chromastone): Why are you doing this? Why me?
    Cash: Why not?
    Ben (Chromastone): I'll SHOW you "why not"!!!
  • Darkwing Duck villain Bushroot makes the obligatory response to the hero's catchphrase in his premiere episode:
    Darkwing: Let's Get Dangerous!
    Bushroot: I'll give you dangerous!
  • Dexter's Laboratory: In "Coupon For Craziness", Dexter accidentally trades places with an Identical Stranger whose parents are stoic scientist types. Dexter thinks he's going to enjoy living with them, but their strict and clincal approach to parenting quickly grates on his nerves, and he reaches the breaking point after they serve Food Pills for breakfast.
    Dexter: I can understand no sweets and no TV, I'll even let the bedtime story slide, but where do you get off serving me this for breakfast?!
    Scientist Dad: Actually, that would be your lunch.
    Dexter: I'll show you lunch! [breaks the pill in half and dumps out the contents]
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy: In "Here's Mud in Your Ed", Rolf scammed Eddy out of all his belongings for a thread spool and Eddy started bashing his door when it's nighttime. Fearing this will wake up Nana, Rolf begs him, "Silence, yes?"
    Eddy: SILENCE?! I'LL GIVE YOU SILENCE!! [picks up Ed and starts bashing him on Rolf's door]
    Ed: [gets hit] Who's there? [gets hit] Who's there? [gets hit] Who is there?
  • The Flintstones: In one episode, Fred complains about his dinner not being ready, commenting that he expects it and himself to hit the wire in a photo finish.
    Wilma: I'll give you a photo finish, Fred.
  • Futurama: The sign at the entrance of the Brooklyn Aquarium reads "We got your fish right here pal."
  • Gravity Falls: In the finale "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls", Ford acts like a Grammar Nazi to Stan at the worst possible time, causing him to get mad and attack him, breaking the bond that could have defeated Bill.
    Stan: Between me and him, I'm not always the bad twin.
    Ford: Between him and me. (beat) Grammar, Stanley.
    Stan: I'll "Grammar, Stanley" YOU, you stuck-up son of a gun!
  • House of Mouse: When Goofy fails to enter a country club, the narrator berates him for forgetting his pants and saying he'll never get into a club, Goofy pulls out his club and says, "I'll show you a club!" before beating up the narrator.
  • Lily's Driftwood Bay in "Songs of the Sea":
    Captain Salty: Lord Stag, do we really need this wardrobe?
    Lord Stag: Well of course my dear chap. Costume changes are a vital part of the show.
    Captain Salty: (muttering while turning and walking away) I'll give you costume changes...ANCHORS AWAY!
  • Looney Tunes:
    • Daffy Duck does this in the short "Robin Hood Daffy", when "Friar Porky" first laughs at him after Daffy falls in the river during his song:
      Daffy: "Ho ho" and "ha ha", eh? I'll "ho ho" and "ha ha" you, fat friar!
    • In "A Tale of Two Kitties", the very first Tweety cartoon, two cats modeled after Abbott and Costello have this exchange:
      Babbitt: Give me the bird! Give me the bird!
      Catstello: [to the audience] If da Hays office would only let me, I'd give him the boid, all right!
    • In "Homeless Hare", the foreman of a construction project who uprooted Bugs Bunny from his home starts barking commands at one of his crew, shouting, "Let's have some action!"
      Bugs: 'Action', he says. Action he shall get!
  • On The Mr. Men Show, a running gag has Mr. Rude say "I'll give you X," and then fart, causing all the characters to chastise him.
  • The Penguins of Madagascar, "I Was A Penguin Zombie":
    Vet: Don't worry. I know you don't like the big, scary needles, so we'll use a topical cream instead.
    Skipper: Oh, yeah? You try anything and I'll cream your topical!
  • The Proud Family episode "It takes a Thief" gives this exchange between Oscar and Suga Mama.
    Oscar: (looking at Suga Mama with camera while she takes out her dentures)
    Suga Mama: Boy, get that camera off of me!
    Oscar: Sssh! Sssh! Everybody be quiet! I've got a picture of the legendary Big Foot!
    Suga Mama: I got your big foot, alright! (She kicks Oscar)
  • A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: In "A Bicycle Built for Boo", Freddie, under the belief that Red Herring stole Shaggy's bicycle and painted it blue, damaged Red's bicycle with a sandblaster.
    Fred: Whoops...
    Red: I'm gonna whoops you, Freddie!
  • The Real Ghostbusters: In "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster", Janine's search for her missing teammates leads her to the office of a new ghost named Proteus on a hidden floor of an office building.
    Janine: I'd like to see Proteus.
    Ghost Receptionist: I'm sorry, no one sees Proteus without an appointment.
    Janine: I got your "appointment" right here... (blasts the door with her proton pack)
  • Regular Show: In the episode "My Mom", Muscle Man can take a keyword of a conversation and make a 'My mom!' joke out of it:
    Rigby: Dude! Benson will blow a fuse if he knows we were slacking off!
    Muscle Man: You know who else would blow a fuse if she finds out we were slacking off?
    Mordecai: We don't have time for this!
    Muscle Man: You know who else doesn't have time for this?
    Mordecai & Rigby: Uhh!
    Muscle Man: You know who else says "uhh"? (beat) MY MOM! (High-fives High-Five Ghost)
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show episode "Terminal Stimpy" dealt with Stimpy, on the last of his nine lives, facing his own mortality and going through the Five Stages of Grief. To illustate "Anger", there's a short bit where Ren is at the dinner table, ready to eat.
    Stimpy: [cheerily] Here's your breakfast, Ren!
    Ren: Uh... Stimpy? You forgot the toast.
    Stimpy: TOAST?! HERE'S YOUR TOAST!!! [slams toast into Ren's face and rubs it violently]
  • The Simpsons:
    • "Lisa's Sax":
      Homer: Lisa! Knock off that racket!
      Lisa: But Dad, I'm supposed to practice an hour a day!
      Homer: I'll practice you!
      Lisa: You'll practice me... what does that mean? Is it supposed to be some sort of a threat?
    • "The Regina Monologues":
      Judi Dench: Who are you talking to?
      Londoner Squeaky-Voiced Teen: No-one, mum, I swear!
      Judi Dench: I'll Mum you! {starts beating Londoner Squeaky-Voiced Teen}
    • Another Simpsons example, when Homer's mom reappears, Bart asks for retroactive birthday, Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa gifts. Homer responds with "I'll Kwanzaa you!"
    • This is a fairly popular one with The Simpsons. For example, when Homer was yet again passed up for the "Worker of the Week" award for... an inanimate carbon rod. "Inanimate huh? I'll show him inanimate!" He just stands there until nightfall.
    • "The earring could plug the hole." "I'll plug YOUR hole!"
    • Done again in, "Today, I am a Clown":
      Bart: Dad. You blew it. You listened to Lisa and then you lost your stranglehold on the audience.
      Homer: I'll audience you! (starts strangling him)
    • In "Blood Feud", when Bart explains why he sent Homer's angry letter to Mr. Burns...
      Bart: Dad, there were things in the letter that had to be said, and I know you. You're an emotional guy. Just because you were mad last night is no guarantee you'd be mad in the morning, so I think—
      Homer: I'll show you MAD IN THE MORNING! (strangles Bart)
  • Spongebob Squarepants:
    • In "Patrick SmartPants", the now-intelligent Patrick is looking through a microscope.
      SpongeBob: Uhh, whatcha doing?
      Smart Patrick: Just studying this amazing subspecies.
      Plankton: [under the microscope] I'll show you subspecies!
    • Mr. Krabs' Roaring Rampage of Revenge against the bland, corporatized Krabby O' Mondays at the end of "Selling Out" culminates in him grabbing the automated cash register, yelling, "I'll show you automated!", and using it to jam the automated production line.
    • "Roller Cowards" features a scene where SpongeBob has a conversation with his ice cream cone.
      SpongeBob: (as his ice cream cone) Patrick's your best friend! You can't let him down! (as himself) I know, but the ride is really scary! (as his cone) You wanna see scary? I'll show you scary! (beats himself over the head with his ice cream) OW! OW! OW! OW! OW! (as his cone) You like that?! You like that, huh?! You like that?!
    • At the end of "A Life in a Day", Patrick and Larry lay injured in the hospital, SpongeBob shows up and invites them for another dangerous stunt, asking what would Larry do. After this, Larry angrily asks, "'What would Larry do?!' I'll show you what Larry would do!" and chases SpongeBob on crutches.
  • Steven Universe: In the episode "When It Rains", Peridot continuously insults the Crystal Gems during her interrogation. Pearl gets very fed up with this after a while.
    Peridot: I'll NEVER crack for the likes of you, you... Crystal Clods! (laughs)
    Pearl: Ohh, I've got your clods RIGHT HERE YOU LITTLE-!
  • Superman Theatrical Cartoons: In "The Mad Scientist", the first cartoon of the 40s, the titular Mad Scientist ties up Lois Lane, ranting, "So you want a story! I'll give you the greatest story of destruction the world has ever known!"
  • Teen Titans (2003): Raven against Johnny Rancid in the Season 2 episode "Fractured".
    "You want dark, I'll give you dark!"
  • VeggieTales: In the episode "Rack, Shack, and Benny", specifically the "Silly Songs with Larry" segment, when Larry says "No comprendo" in response to Bob's question about if Larry had seen Bob dancing at Uncle Louie's polka party, Bob exclaims, "No comprendo?! I'll show you 'no comprendo!'" Later, Larry derides Bob as unable to sing, and Bob chases him off, yelling "Come here and let me sing you a song!"

    Real Life 
  • During the American Civil War, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest would expect all the men in his army to work equally hard; when one tried to get out of it by saying officers shouldn't have to do grunt work, Forrest responded by putting his sword under the man's nose and saying "I'll officer you!"

I got yer stinger right here, pal!


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I'll Show You Wild!

Tired of his parents acting out of control when he's trying to be mature for them, SpongeBob snaps and does an extreme stunt that destroys his house.

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