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Describe No, You here.

It is you who should describe No, You here. ...Strange.

The act of replying to an insult by simply saying "No, you!" or something similar, meaning that said insult applies more to the person giving it than the person receiving it.

Omnipresent in schools, especially middle to high schools. Among adults, it's generally considered to be a fairly weak riposte, though in some cases it may still manage to be humorous (if only due to the speaker's sheer lack of wit and creativity or responding to an innocuous statement with a random insult).

Similar comebacks:

  • "I know you are, but what am I?"
  • "It takes one to know one!"
  • The childhood classic, "I'm rubber, you're glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you!"
  • "You are the one who is [X]!" and its variant, "It is you who is [X]!"
  • "Your mom/face/butt/ass is [X]!"
  • "So's your old man!"
  • "Well, look who's talking!"
  • "I've met bad guys better than you."
  • "Pot. Kettle. Black."
  • The "adult" equivalent: "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."
    • Similarly: "Are you sure you're not just projecting?"
  • "Right back at you!"
  • "It's the other way around."
  • "[X] says otherwise."
A common gag is for someone to make a Your Mom joke to their own sibling and get this response, only for them to both notice the irony a moment later. A slightly sharper sibling might just retort "she's your mom too!" in the first place.

Sometimes this is used as a Pre-Asskicking One-Liner or a Shut Up, Hannibal!. See also "You!" Exclamation, Lame Comeback, Big, Stupid Doodoo-Head, I Will Show You X!, Argument of Contradictions, [Verb] This!, Volleying Insults, and At Least I Admit It.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • In Black Clover, the anime version of the fight between Asta and Yami versus Dante has the Anti Magic Devil cap it off with this trope. In this particular instance, it's played for awesomeness.
    Dante: I am... immortal! THIS IS THE END!
    (Yami passess his katana to Asta, who infuses it with Anti-Magic and prepares to cut down Dante)
    Anti Magic Devil: Yeah. For you.
  • Black Lion: In the infamously bad dub, the villain calls one of the hero's plans "too stupid". The hero responds soon after with, "I'M stupid?! YOU are the one that is stupid!"
  • In Bleach, during their third and final fight, Grimmjow pins down Ichigo, commends him for being able to keep his Hollow mask on for longer, and tells him that it would be boring if it were to break like in their last fight as he tries to impale him with his bare hand. Ichigo catches Grimmjow's hand and throws his own words back at him.
    Ichigo: It would be boring if my mask broke? Don't make me laugh!
    (slashes Grimmjow across the chest)
    Ichigo: That's my line, Grimmjow! It would be boring otherwise, so don't undo your sword release!
  • Death Note: When Lind L. Tailor calls him "evil" in a televised broadcast Light begins shouting a loud Motive Rant at his television which concludes with those who oppose the God of the New World (him)... "are the ones who are truly evil!"
  • In Digimon Adventure, Puppetmon insults MetalEtemon. MetalEtemon responds with "Oh, yeah? Well, I'm metal and you're wood! Whatever you say bounces off me and splits you in half!"
  • Dragon Ball Z: Vegeta, during the losing half of his fight with Android 18:
    Vegeta: You should be impressed. Very few are willing to train as intensely as I have for this kind of power!
    Android 18: How sad, to work so hard... for so little.
    Vegeta: Sad FOR YOU!
  • In Final Fantasy: Unlimited, when Kaze is fighting Fungus in the latter's homeworld, Fungus (who seems immortal thanks to his ability to regenerate himself) taunts Kaze by saying that this will be where he dies. Kaze's response is simply to point at Fungus and say "No, YOU'RE the one who will die here!"
  • Pokémon: The Original Series: In "Ash Catches a Pokémon", when Misty freaks out about Ash's Caterpie:
    Misty: Ash, put that slimy thing back in the Pokéball! Bugs are one of the three most disgusting things in the world!
    Ash: Aside from you, what are the other disgusting things?
  • When Rhi'a lands on her face in Sands of Destruction, Morte complains that she got her face dirty. Rhi'a retorts that her shoes aren't dirty; Morte's face is what dirtied her shoes!
  • In Sazanka, When Aoi gets tired of her and Tatsuki's mutual friend calling Tatsuki an "aspie" when Tatsuki zones out (as Aoi recently found out, Tatsuki does, in fact, have Asperger's).
    Aoi: Stop that. It's getting boring.
    "Friend A": What? Y-You're boring, Aoi!

    Asian Animation 
  • Happy Heroes: In Season 7 episode 6, the sick monster tries to get to Careful S. through a crowd of people who were waiting for him. The monster tries to get past an elderly woman, calling her an "old lady" as he does so... only to be knocked back by the woman, who shouts "YOU'RE an old lady!"

    Comic Books 
  • Scott Pilgrim: Scott aspires to this trope. Unfortunately, his comebacks are generally even lamer. In the second volume Scott rages against his roommate Wallace ending with the childish "I'm rubber, you're glue", almost unreadable.
  • In Civil War (2006), Captain America states that this should be your response to those who try to bully you into moving away from your convictions, albeit in a more eloquent way.
    "Doesn't matter what the press says. Doesn't matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn't matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world — 'No, you move.'"
  • In the comic book adaptation of The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan episode 1:
    Suzie: I thought you said you felt like a pizza!
    Stanley: Yeah? Well you look like a pizza!
  • Halo: Blood Line: Two Covenant Grunts are introduced yelling "No you!" at each other in English. One of their commanders wonders out loud if they actually understand the words they're speaking or are just parroting human phrases.
  • At the end of the Chick Tracts "Somebody Goofed", the protagonist ends up in hell and his atheist friend reveals himself to be Satan in disguise.
    Boy: Hey friend, remember all those things you told me? You were wrong — you goofed!
    Satan: No, little buddy I wasn't wrong! You were wrong! You didn't accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal savior!
  • Spider-Men II: The comic starts with Peter Parker and Miles Morales having such a discussion
    Miles Morales: Man, you have some nerve!
    Peter Parker: Me? I have some nerve? You have some nerve for saying that I have some nerve!
    Miles Morales: You said this was my fault? This?! Well, yeah man, then you got some nerve!
  • X-Men: In their first meeting with Jahf, Guardian of the M'kraan Crystal, Cyclops advises Wolverine to be careful. Wolverine shoots back "You be careful." All while failing to notice Jahf is winding up for a punch...

    Fan Works 
  • In My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic, after Ace Ray complains about Rhymey's rhyming, Rhymey protests that his rhyming is perfectly natural, capping it off with this couplet.
    "There is nothing wrong with what I do.
    But I would say something is wrong with you."
  • In Boys und Sensha-do!, after Shiho Nishizumi, having officially disowned Miho, starts denouncing Miho as a disgrace, only for Akio to use this as a lead-in to a "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
    Shiho: Miho isn't a Nishizumi, she doesn't act as one and is a disgrace to the family name— (Akio barges in)
    Akio: The only one here that's a disgrace here is you, Nishizumi.
  • In Frozen Hearts (Sakume), Prince Harald, on the losing side of a debate involving his brothers, complains about the majority's decision.
    Harald: If our kingdom falls... it will be due to all of you. Remember that.
    Heins: No, if our kingdom falls, it will be due to you, Harald!
  • In Necessary to Win, this happens in the argument over whether Miho should join the tankery team. Yuzu's less than comfortable about Anzu trying to pressgang Miho into joining, but knows Anzu won't back down, and so tries to defuse the situation. Saori, however, assumes Yuzu thinks Anzu's behavior is acceptable, and protests; Saori's use of this trope is proof that the argument is devolving into a shouting match.
    Yuzu: I...I think it might be best for you to apologize, right?
    Saori: No, you need to apologize!
  • In soulless shell (Redwall), after Leif tricks Arnold into confessing to rape and sentences him to death,.
    Arnold: Dam you Leif I hope you burn in hell.
    Leif: Oh no Arnold that's where your going.
  • Better Living Through Science and Ponies:
    • In the bonus chapter, GLaDOS does not take it well when Celestia hints that she is fat:
      GLaDOS: I AM NOT FAT! You are fat! You are disgustingly fat! You're so fat that when you jump into an ocean whales think 'look at that huge fat thing. It must be another whale'. You're the fat one!
    • Similarly, after Celestia suggests that "Gladys" might be malfunctioning:
      GLaDOS: I am not malfunctioning. You're malfunctioning. I'm the only one here who's not malfunctioning, which is sad, because it's sad to see a freakish fat tyrant like you malfunction so egregiously.
  • Ultra Fast Pony combines this with Prince Blueblood's Shatner-esque speech patterns, to odd effect.
    Blueblood: I believe that goes against... several, safety regulations!
    Rarity: Shut up.
    Blueblood: No! ... You!
  • During their first battle in Vaguely Recalling JoJo, Hol Horse calls Polnareff an unflattering nickname, and then Polnareff calls Horse a variation of that nickname.
  • Common in YouTube Poop. For example, in "Friendship is Magnets".
    Twilight Sparkle: Fluttershy! You have a wonderful talent dealing with all sorts of animals!
    Fluttershy: No you.
    Rainbow Dash: Oh come on! We've seen you walk right up to a whore like it was nothing!
    Fluttershy: No you.
  • When Misato and Shinji are having a heated conversation in EvAbridged 2.0:
    Shinji: Well at least I don't have a drinking problem.
    Misato: Your face has a drinking problem!
    Shinji: Misato, you're drunk.
    Misato: Your face is drunk!
    Shinji: Misato?
    Misato: WHAT?!
    Shinji: You're an ignoramus!
    Misato: Your face is an anus!
  • In Kage, this is exchanged when Jade (under the influence of her Superpowered Evil Side) has subdued Caleb and the Guardians in their first confrontation.
    Jade: No, you are the ones who won't get away with pursuing me, insulting me, and humiliating me.
  • Complications:
    Draco: Your laying on the floor like a dumb wanker makes sense now.
    Harry: You're the wanker.
  • In this retelling of "Arthur's Big Hit":
    D.W: You're bad!
    Arthur: NO YOU ARE!
  • Opening Salvo:
    Draco: Even I can hear that something is wrong, Potter. You sound like you've had too much to drink.
    Harry: No, you sound that way.
  • Three Black Birds:
    Roderick: Is this going to be us studying a lot for a month, and then you pull out the answer at the end when we've given up?
    Master Jerome: Would you prefer that? I thought you were Ravenclaws.
    Daphne: We are! Ignore Roderick, he's stupid.
    Roderick: You're stupid. I just meant—you know, never mind.
  • Us and Them:
    • In the sequel Life Renewed, when Sephiroth finds a pregnant Aeris stuffing her face he tells her she's making a mess. She retorts, "''You're making a mess!"
    • In the side story "D-List Celebrities", their daughter, Remi, speaking to an obnoxious sales rep and generally driving him crazy, eventually calls her inbred, to which she responds, "Inbred? Now you're going to insult me? You're inbred, how about that?"
  • In Stronger Than Hope Harry tries to trap Voldemort's mind in his own after poisoning himself, but fails. Snape kicks Voldemort out before he can possess Harry.
    Harry: You bastard.
    Snape: It would not have worked.
    Harry: You won't work. No antivenin can be brewed for the Medea's Draught.
  • In Foundations George tests TruthWhisky on the people gathered at the Burrow for his mother's Boxing Day dinner.
    Harry: Would a warning have hurt?
    George: Not for product testing, old boy. Everyone knows that blind testing is the most effective method—it's a necessary evil.
    Harry: You're a necessary evil.
  • Stalking Harry Potter:
    Harry: This is so stupid.
    Draco: You're so stupid.
  • Family Night:
    Harry: We have my [invisibility] cloak.
    Draco: Yes, but it's not going to hide sound and you can't seem to shut up.
    Harry: You shut up.
  • In Benefaction Draco takes offence to being told he has astigmatism.
    Pansy: Oh, Draco, shut it! It just means your eyeball's an odd shape now.
    Draco: My eyeball isn't an odd shape, thank you. You're an odd shape!
  • Unexpected Effects:
    Snape: Stop talking.
    Harry: You stop talking.
  • In Nocturnal, or Year of the Cat Ron gets annoyed when he loses a staring contest with an owl.
    Ron: I'm sorry. I thought owls were capable of playing fair!
    Luna: Owls are alright, but they're not averse to attacking you when your back is turned.
    Hermione: Ron, it's a bird.
    Ron: You're a bird...
  • Defragmentation: After the Pink Addison agrees to take in Spamton while he's rebooting, Orange keeps cracking jokes about Spamton punching Pink.
    Orange: Tell me when he punches you in the face!
    Pink: I'm going to punch YOU in the face.
  • The Family that Chooses You:
    Lyla: Stop being so gross you two. Stop flirting in front of everyone.
    Harry: Sorry.
    Katie: Don't be sorry. She's just being a brat.
    Lyla: Your face is a brat.
  • Trouble is My Middle Name:
    Mack: I like you too, but I guess that isn't really a secret. Here's mine. My full name is Mackenzie Taire Blathin. I told you my middle name is trouble.
    Harry: Your name is Mackenzie Trouble Little Flower? You're such a girl.
    Mack: You're a girl.
  • The Bugger Anthology: Dalek Jast and a pair of Cybermen get into an argument over who will identify themselves first. The second time Jast orders them to identify, a Cyberman repeats back what Jast said with additional emphasis on the word "you".
    Cyberman: You will identify first.
    Dalek Jast: YOU WILL IDENTIFY!
    Cyberman: You will identify.
  • Summer:
    Grover: That's a hot lump, you've got there. You're probably concussed.
    Harry: You're concussed.

    Films — Animation 
  • Encanto: Isabela and Mirabel's conversation at the party prepping scene:
    Isabela: A little sisterly advice. If you weren't always trying too hard, you wouldn't be in the way.
    Mirabel: Actually, Isa, this is called helping. And I'm not in the way, you are. (Runs into pillar) Oof!
  • In Frozen, there are two examples.
    • When Anna learns that Hans has been deceiving her all along, and now that she's going to die from Elsa's freezing curse, Hans is going to kill Elsa.
      Anna: You're no match for Elsa.
      Prince Hans: No, you're no match for Elsa.
    • She manages to get Prince Hans back after she saves Elsa from him by making a Heroic Sacrifice, thereby making an act of true love that reverses the curse.
      Prince Hans: But she froze your heart!
      Anna: The only frozen heart around here is yours. *Turns around to leave, before turning back to punch him in the face*
  • Belle does this on the Beast's behalf in Beauty and the Beast; when Gaston declares the Beast to be a monster, Belle shouts, "He's no monster, Gaston, you are!" This causes Gaston, already teetering on the edge of a Villainous Breakdown, to break down completely.
  • In My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks, this is Sonata Dusk's usual response to Aria Blaze's insults.
    Aria: [That's] what you would have said if you weren't the worst.
    Sonata: You are!
  • In the climax for A Bug's Life, when Hopper reminds the ants that they are meant to serve grasshoppers, Flik delivers this as part of a "The Reason You Suck" Speech at Hopper:
    Flik: You're wrong, Hopper. Ants are not meant to serve grasshoppers. I've seen these ants do great things, and year after year they somehow manage to pick food for themselves and you. So who is the weaker species? Ants don't serve grasshoppers! It's you who need us! We're a lot stronger than you say we are... And you know it, don't you?
  • Storks: Tulip while being chased doesn't come up with the wittiest of comebacks.
    Junior: You sound like a monkey!
    Tulip: You sound like a monkey!
  • The Lion King:
    Mufasa: Don't turn your back on me, Scar!
    Scar: Oh, no, Mufasa. Perhaps you shouldn't turn your back on me.
    Mufasa: (roars and runs over to Scar) Is that a challenge?!
  • In Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, we see Shaggy and Scooby have gotten jobs as airport security, sniffing out contraband... contraband food, that is. Their boss isn't happy to find they've given in to temptation and eaten all the evidence.
    Boss: You... you ate all the contraband!
    Shaggy: Like, not all of it, boss. There's still a couple of Gorgonzolas left.
    Boss: You're a couple of Gorgonzolas! You're fired!
  • Shrek: When Lord Farquaad shows up to taunt the Gingerbread Man while he's being interrogated, it leads to this exchange:
    Gingy: You're a monster!
    Farquaad: I'm not the monster here, you are! You and that fairy tale trash, poisoning my perfect world!
  • In The Hunchback of Notre Dame:
    • Esmeralda does this indirectly by taking the jester's crown that fell off Quasimodo's head when he was attacked by the crowd and throwing it at Frollo's feet, saying "The only fool I see is you!"
    • Much later, Quasimodo uses the phrase in his speech towards Frollo:
      Frollo: Now... now, listen to me, Quasimodo—
      Quasimodo: NO, YOU LISTEN! All my life you've told me the world is a dark, cruel place! But now I see that the only thing dark and cruel about it is people like YOU!
  • In Turning Red, when a classmate asks Miriam what's with Mei, Miriam retorts "What's with your face?!".

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love: After Hannah brushes off Jacob's advances:
    Hannah: That's a double negative.
    Jacob: You're a double negative.
  • Used in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back: "YOU are the ones who are the ball-lickers!"
  • In In Bruges, Harry's wife stops him as he's smashing the phone in frustration. "It's an inanimate fucking object!" "YOU'RE an inanimate fucking object!" He later apologizes for calling her that.
  • Star Wars:
    • In Revenge of the Sith, after Mace Windu tells Palpatine he has lost, Sidious delivers this eloquent rebuttal:
      Palpatine: No... No... No, you will die!!
    • Immediately followed by a third-person variation addressed to Anakin:
      Palpatine: He's a traitor!
      Mace: He is the traitor!
    • And then there's Anakin's confrontation with Obi-Wan on Mustafar:
      Obi-Wan: Anakin, Chancellor Palpatine is evil!
      Anakin: From my point of view, the Jedi are evil!
    • Later, in Return of the Jedi, when Luke told Palpatine he was mistaken to think the Empire would defeat the Rebellion, Palpatine answered, "Oh no, my young Jedi. You will find, that it is you who are mistaken. About a great. Many. Things."
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure: "I know you are, but what am I?!"
  • Sherlock Holmes (2009): "You wear a jacket."
  • Glen does this in response to Maggie calling him out for trying to sell her out to the government agents holding them captive after they were caught decoding a Decepticon transmission signal in Transformers.
    Maggie: Glen, shut up!
    Glen: NO, YOU SHUT UP! DON'T TALK TO ME! DON'T TALK TO ME, CRIMINAL!! (Beat) Oh, sugar rush...
  • Kíli in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey shows the emotional range of a seven-year-old when he and the other dwarves mistake Bilbo's claims that the dwarves had parasites to buy them time from being eaten by trolls as Bilbo betraying them.
    Kíli: We don't have parasites! You have parasites!
  • Wrongfully Accused: "No, YOU are the pee pee head!"
  • Commando: "Fuck you, asshole." (Click!) "Fuck you, asshole!" (Smack!)
  • Tommy Boy: " I think your brain has a thick candy shell." "Your... Your brain has the... shell on it."
  • Grandma's Boy (2006)
    Alex: You've been spending our rent money on Filipino hookers?
    Josh: They're not hookers, they're massage therapists.
    Mover #2: Yeah, they'll massage your cock for money.
    Mover #1: There is a word for that... I think it's hooker!
    Josh: You're a hooker!
  • During the argument in the restaurant between Tony and Elvira in Scarface (1983), Tony flatly accuses her of being stoned. She says "I'm not stoned, you're stoned."
  • Forbidden Zone: When Squizzit corrects Frenchy that his twin brother, Rene, is actually his sister. Flash tells that Rene only acts like a girl and a faggot. Squizzit said to Flash, "You're a faggot."
  • GoldenEye:
    • General Ouromov charges into the interrogation room just as Simonova reveals that Ourumov is responsible for the destruction of the Goldeneye base.
      General Ourumov: Defense minister, I must protest! This is my investigation! You're out of order!
      Dimitri Mishkin: From what I'm hearing it is you who is out of order!
    • Later, when Bond confronts Trevelyan:
      Trevelyan: Why can't you just be a good boy and die?
      James Bond: You first.
  • The climactic scene from ...And Justice for All:
    Judge Rayford: Mr. Kirkland you are out of order!
    Arthur Kirkland: YOU'RE out of order! You're out of order! The whole trial is out of order!
  • The Court Jester:
    King Roderick: If it pleases me, you shall marry Griswold.
    Gwendolyne: If it pleases you so much, Father, you marry Griswold!
  • In Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, McCoy tells Admiral Cartwright to "Arrest yourself!" after the Admiral tells someone to arrest the Enterprise crew when they crash the Khitomer Conference. Then, Spock shows him Valeris, revealing that he's now busted for trying to ruin the conference.
  • The Bunker 1981, a dramatisation of Hitler's last days:
    Genls. Keitel and Jodl walk into this film's equivalent of the Hitler rant scene
    Hitler: (pointing at Jodl): You! You have betrayed me!
    Jodl: No, Fuehrer!
  • In Fight Club, the protagonist calls Tyler Durden insane to which the latter replies "No, you are insane". They're both right as the protagonist and Tyler Durden are the same schizophrenic man.
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: Olaf's "The Reason You Suck" Speech to the adults assembled, where he reams them out for ignoring the Baudelare Children's constant warnings and basically allowing Olaf to do whatever he wanted right under their noses.
    Count Olaf: I'm the monster? I'm the monster?! YOU'RE the monster! These children tried to warn you but you wouldn't listen. No one ever listens to children! You think you're innocent? You're accomplices!
  • A Fish Called Wanda:
    Archie: You're a true vulgarian, aren't you?
    Otto: You're the vulgarian, you fuck!
  • Hot Fuzz actually manages to pull this one off in a manner that makes it downright chilling:
    Sgt. Nicholas Angel: I'm afraid you're gonna have to come with me. You're all going to have to come with me!
    Insp. Frank Butterman: No, Nicholas... I'm afraid that it is you who is going to have to come with us.
  • Head of State has a surprisingly epic example. Brian Lewis, Mays' opponent for the Presidency, repeatedly calls him "an amateur". Mays rebuttal is how so-called experienced politicians seem unable to solve the problems of American society, how change was brought about by so-called amateurs, and concludes with calling him an amateur.
    Mays Gilliam: You're right, Vice President Lewis. I am an amateur. When it comes to creating so many enemies that we need billions of dollars to protect ourselves, I'm an amateur. When it comes to paying farmers not to grow food, while people in this country starve every day, I'm an amateur. When it comes to creating a drug policy that makes crack and heroin cheaper than asthma and AIDS medicine, I'm an amateur. But there's nothing wrong with being an amateur.The people that started the Underground Railroad were amateurs. Martin Luther King was an amateur.Have you ever been to Amateur Night at the Apollo? Some of the world's best talent was there: James Brown, Luther Vandross, Rockwell, the Crown Heights Affair....the Fat Boys, Rob Base. But you wouldn't know nothing about that. Why? Because when it comes to judging talent and potential, you, my friend, are an amateur!
  • Scooby-Doo uses this in a scene where Shaggy and Scooby are quarreling with each other.
    Scooby: Your rama reats rat roop!
    Shaggy: No, Scooby-Doo, your mom eats cat poop!
  • Hercules in New York has Hercules try to go ashore but blocked by a ship crew, in which this exchange occurs:
    Ship crew: Where do you think you're going?
    Hercules: Ashore.
    Ship crew: The Captain give you permission?
    Hercules: Hercules goes where he wishes.
    Ship crew: Not on this ship, you don't. Now get your carcass below.
    Hercules: Get yours! (tosses the crew member away)
  • The 6th Day has a cloned Wiley try to kill a clone of Adam by electrocuting him...only for it to backfire.
    Clone Adam: You're dead.
    Clone Wiley: No, you're dead.
    (the clone Adam hold the clone Wiley by his neck and snaps it)
    Clone Adam: Try to stay dead this time.
  • After the Avengers' master plan goes awry in Avengers: Endgame, they have to try and find a way to salvage the situation, during which we get this intellectual debate between Scott and Tony:
    Scott: You said that we had one shot. This! This was our shot. We shot it, it's shot! Six stones or nothing! Six stones or nothing.
    Tony: You're repeating yourself, you know that? You're repeating yourself.
    Scott: You're repeating yourself! You're repeating yourself!
  • During the Final Battle in Rambo: Last Blood:
    Hugo Martinez: Fuck you.
    John Rambo: No, fuck you, dead man.
  • ...And Your Name Is Jonah: When Danny's baseball teammate tells him not to be a jerk, he says, "Who's a jerk, Rico? Don't you go calling me a jerk. All right? 'CAUSE YOU'RE A JERK!"
  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu: Tim has a hard time believing he's dealing with an actual talking Pikachu.
    Tim: Stop talking! You're a hallucination!
    Pikachu: You're a hallucination.
  • In Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: I Love Wolffy, Paddi says "Disgusting!" when he sees Wolffy massaging Wolnie's feet, and Wolnie tells him "You're disgusting! This is called affection. What do you know?"
  • The Company You Keep, when Nick and Mimi are arguing about the fact Nick refused to participate in a bank robbery 30 years ago that made him a fugitive:
    Nick: We were done!
    Mimi: No, you were done!
  • Snatch. has a particular surreal, and verbally vulgar one, when virtually all parties convene at the Drowning Trout pub and demand Avi gives them the briefcase with the diamond.
    (Sol's crew bumps into Avi, who just stepped out of the bathroom)
    Vinny: Give me the case!
    Avi: Fuck you! (Beat) Shoot me.
    Vinny: I will! I'll shoot ya!
    (Boris shows up from the fire exit from his BFG)
    Boris: Pass me case. Or I shoot you.
    Avi: You know what? Fuck you too! Go ahead, you'll do me a favor! You Russian fuck! Go ahead!
    (Boris points his rifle at Vinny and Sol)
    Boris: You, drop guns.
    Vinny: (Beat) Fuck you!

  • In the Warrior Cats novel The Last Hope, the heroic Brambleclaw has captured his treacherous brother Hawkfrost. Ivypool, Hawkfrost's former apprentice, calls him a traitor, and it shows just how out of it Hawkfrost is when he, the largest ham in the series and eternal master of banter, can only reply with, "You're the traitor."
  • In ColSec Rebellion, when ColSec Commandant Mirvandel demands the rebels' surrender in the asteroid mine, Jeko retorts with "You throw your guns down and come out!"
  • Ready Player One has this advice: "People who live in glass houses should shut the fuck up."
  • In Star Wars: Kenobi, Annileen has a somewhat lame comeback for her daughter when she returns from an errand.
    Kallie: You forgot the dricklefruit.
    Annileen: You're the dricklefruit.
  • In The Irregular at Magic High School, Mayumi tries to argue that Mari is only accusing her of liking Tatsuya to cover up her own feelings for him. It doesn't work, partly because all the 'proof' Mayumi cites are things that only a jealous person would even notice, let alone consider romantic. In the end, she just looks even more lovesick.
  • Towards the end of Paladin of Souls, a variant is heard at the beginning of a seige:
    Messenger: These are the demands of the prince of Jokona—
    Fortress Commander: (interrupting) Doesn't it worry you, Quadrine, that your prince has become a demon-ridden sorcerer? As a pious man, shouldn't you be burning him rather than obeying him?
    Messenger: (grimaces briefly) They say you are a man dead three months. Does it not worry your troops to be following a walking corpse?
  • Journey to Chaos: Seeing that Caffour has developed a god complex, Basilard stops trying to reason with him because "He's too far gone." The villain retorts "You're too far gone!" and then tries to kill him.
  • Roys Bedoys: In “Stop Bullying, Roys Bedoys!”, when Roys calls Truly, “Truly the Bully”, she says, “You’re the bully, Roys Bedoys”.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Scrubs:
    • In the episode "His Story IV":
      J.D.: I know all about the war.
      The Janitor: Really? (takes out a globe) Point to Iraq.
      J.D.: Why do you keep a globe on your janitor cart?
      The Janitor: In case I get lost. I'll give you a hint. It's not the country shaped like a boot.
      J.D.: (points to a country) That's Iraq.
      The Janitor: That's China.
      J.D.: You're China! (walks away)
      The Janitor: ...That's an outrageous accusation.
    • Happens with Denise and Drew. "You're a pretty girl!"
    • One episode has J.D. claim the ultimate comeback is "So's your face."
  • Whilst in Africa for an epic road trip, the Top Gear boys put on some local clothing to protect themselves from the dust, and mockery ensues:
    May: (to Hammond) You look like a gay cowboy and (to Clarkson) you look like a gay terrorist.
    Clarkson: No, you look like a terrorist. With a broken windscreen wiper. And your face is ridiculous.
  • Comes up now and then on How I Met Your Mother, usually just to dismiss someone rather than in response to an actual insult: "You're a 'big sustainable growth'!" (in response to Marshall claiming the gang will start liking all his charts again) or "You're a 'tropical depression'!" (in response to Ted trying to get the gang to take the hurricane warning seriously)
  • One of the reasons Matt from Primeval is often viewed as The Scrappy is because his comebacks and self-justifications when challenged are always kinda lame. This culminated in the following exchange between Matt and Designated Villain Philip.
    Philip: Look around you, Matt. The world didn't end. You were wrong.
    Matt: You were wrong. You.
  • Burn Notice: Quoth Michael Westen, to a criminal he just went up to yelling and pretending to be the boss of the dirty cops the guy has on the payroll, upon being asked whether "he's crazy or something?": "No, you're the one who's crazy. You're the one standing around, after letting your truck get stolen from your parking lot. You know, the one with the ecstasy lab inside?"
  • In one episode of The Suite Life on Deck, Woody gets addicted to a simulation game called Better Life(presumably a spoof of Second Life).
    Woody: I was about to go down to Zack's Better Life arcade. I'm going for the highest score in virtual virtual bowling!
    Cody: Don't tell me you're into that stupid fake world too.
    Woody: You're stupid!!
  • In an episode of That '70s Show, the boys travel across the Canadian border to buy beer but are stopped by Mounties on their way back when Fez is suspected of being an illegal immigrant, and they are each individually questioned. Leo responds to his entire interrogation with this trope:
    Officer: Alright, what's your business in Canada?
    Leo: (scoffs) What's your business in Canada?
  • In The Aquabats! Super Show! episode "ManAnt!", we have this exchange:
    Man Ant: Crash McLarson, we meet again!
    Crash: You're tiny.
    Man Ant: You're tiny, Captain Obvious!
  • In Game of Thrones "The Lion and The Rose", Jaime tells Ser Loras that Cersei will likely murder him after their marriage. Ser Loras retorts with an epic burn.
    Jaime: Luckily for you, none of this will happen, because you'll never marry her.
    Loras: (smiles smugly) And neither will you. (pats Jaime on the arm)
  • Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope occasionally retorts with this when she's annoyed or upset.
  • Raven's Home: This becomes a Running Gag throughout "The Missteps".
  • In Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Q, Who," Q describes Guinan as an imp that trouble follows wherever she goes. Picard is not impressed.
    Picard: You're speaking of yourself, Q.
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: This exchange between Uncle Phil and a racist cop in "Mistaken Identity".
  • Mr. Robot: When Tyrell Wellick is (in 2015) called a puppet of the Dark Army, he snaps, "I'm not a puppet. You're a puppet!" referencing the famous Donald Trump outburst of 2016. This is one of many potshots taken at Trump throughout the season.
  • In the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode "Red Zone Cuba", whenever a character mentions that they need to "shove off" (as in "leave a place"), Mike and the Bots respond with "YOU shove off!"
  • Drake & Josh: In "My Dinner with Bobo", the boys rid themselves of a baby orangutan that Drake bought by selling it to a doctor, only for Megan to do research on the guy and tell them that he was prosecuted for trying to consume primates.
    Josh: You sold Bobo to an orangutan-eater?!
    Drake: No, you sold Bobo to an orangutan-eater!
  • In The Good Place, when Eleanor realizes that her party-girl mother Donna has now embraced her new life as a suburban mother/wife to her new family, Donna is in denial and snaps at her daughter with, "I am not basic. Ya basic." In a hilariously heartwarming moment, Eleanor wholeheartedly responds with, "No, Mom. Ya basic. And that's okay."
  • The ever-so-stubborn Mr. Kim/ Appa of Kim's Convenience does this very frequently during arguments; occasionally he does it multiple times in a row.
    Janet: Appa, that's such a messed up idea!
    Appa: You messed up idea.
    Janet: No, Appa, that's...
    Appa: You no.
    Janet: What?
    Appa: You what?
    Janet: Stop doing that!
    Appa: You stop.
    Janet: So if I stop...
    Appa: You so if I stop...
    (Janet screams in frustration and walks away)
  • In the Broad City episode "St. Marks," a thieving Basement-Dweller tells his mom, "Chill out!" She screams, "You chill out! CHILL OUT!"
  • The Prisoner (1967) episode "Hammer Into Anvil" features another example of this trope Played for Drama. The latest Number Two is a brutal sadist whose bullying drives a young woman to suicide. Number Six witnesses the tragedy and immediately decides that Number Two must be destroyed.
    Number Two: You shouldn't have interfered, Number Six. You'll pay for this.
    Number Six: No, you will.
  • American Gods (2017) gives us this exchange between Mr. Nancy and Sweeney:
    Mr. Nancy: You are the biggest, most unlucky leprechaun I have ever met!
    Mad Sweeney: Bugger off!
    Mr. Nancy: Bugger yourself off, bitch!
  • Odd Squad:
    • O'Callaghan delivers a scathing insult to Dr. O in "Odd Outbreak" when she orders him to shut down Tube 3.
    Dr. O: I need you to shut down Tube 3 now. This is a medical emergency!
    O'Callaghan: You're a medical emergency!
    • Played for Drama in "Training Day". Todd invades Precinct 13579's Headquarters and opens the vault containing the pienado. When Olive begs him to stop, he tells her that she's the one who needs to stop and goes on a Motive Rant.
    • In "Partner Problems", when Otis, Orchid and Ohlm are about to leave Circle Sue's house:
    Otis: It's time to go.
    Ohlm: To lunch?
    Otis: Back to the interrogation room!
    Orchid: You're an interrogation room.
    Otis: What...
  • Sam & Cat: Cat does it on two different occasions:
    • First time when Sam was going to do a dangerous motorcycle jump:
    Cat: You won't jump over 200 pounds of Tuna fish fresh from Nebraska!
    Jade: They are from Kansas.
    Cat: You're from Kansas!
    • Second time when Sam was criticizing her self-made dessert:
    Sam: Cat! No one likes your fudge piles 'cause they're too chewy!
    Cat: You are too chewy!"
  • One episode of Tales from the Crypt features a bank robber and murderer having just escaped death row and robbing a bank, being pursued into the Arizona desert by a motorcycle cop. The cop manages to catch up with the robber and puts a pair of handcuffs on his own wrist and the robber's, but the robber manages to shoot him. Before he dies, however, the cop gets the last laugh.
    Diggs: Fuck you!
    Cop: No. [holds up the key to the handcuffs] Fuck you. [swallows it]
  • Friends: Ross engages in this when a Brown Bird calls him a "scrud" for accidentally breaking the leg of another member of the troop.
    Ross: What's a scrud?
    Brown Bird: Why don't you look in the mirror scrud!
    Rosss: I don't have to, I can just look at you.

  • "The Dumb Song" by Psychostick "Hey Murph, yer dumb!" "No yer dumb!" "No yer dumb!"...
  • The parody song "Metal By Numbers" has a dad and son arguing in the video, with the line "You're the news!".
  • The chorus of "We Cry Together" by Kendrick Lamar (featuring actress Taylour Paige) consists of Kendrick and Taylour repeatedly taking turns at shouting "Fuck you!" at each other.
    Kendrick: You know what?! Fuck you, bitch!
    Taylour: Nah, fuck you!

    New Media 
  • A recent trend (as of 2015) in social media is to say this as a Suspiciously Specific Denial that isn't a comeback to anything, as a humorous way of saying "I did something stupid I'm mildly embarrassed about (but still want to share)". For instance, suddenly posting "No, *you* spent all night reading TV Tropes when you knew you had work in the morning!"


    Professional Wrestling 
  • During the second night of Ring of Honor's Showdown In The Sun, Adam Cole grabbed a microphone and told Kyle O'Reilly that he would always be the bitch of Davey Richards, to which O'Reilly responded Cole would always be his. Kevin Kelly yelled at them to continue their match before they could say anything else.

    Tabletop Games 
  • The card game Uno has a series of cards called "Reverse" cards, which cause the order of play to switch around. When a player plays a Reverse card, the next player up will be the player before them, and the order continues until someone else plays their own Reverse card. Some have turned this into a meme where the Reverse card is essentially "No, you", as the shortening "no, u" uses the letters in "Uno".

    Video Games 
  • One of the possible responses from Gulliver in Animal Crossing: New Horizons when you try to wake him up:
    Gulliver: No, YOU walk th' plank, Ahab... Think yer so smart.
  • ClueSweeper: One of the loser's responses in Duel Mode is "I am rubber, you are glue.":
    Red / Winner / Detective: Hehe, how do you like them apples?
    Blue / Loser / Inspector: I an rubber, you are glue.
  • In King's Quest: Mask of Eternity, Connor's standard reply to death threats is along these lines: "Not I, YOU!". He does not excel at combat banter.
  • Neverwinter Nights 2: ''Mask of the Betrayer" has a long "No, YOU don't make sense" conversation. You can actually win with enough persistence.
  • In Resident Evil 4, when Saddler accuses Leon of becoming overconfident just because he killed his "small-time subordinate", Leon replies "Saddler... you're small-time." For what it's worth, Leon's absolutely right: Saddler's just some cultist in the boonies of Spain, and that's pretty small-time compared to Umbrella.
    • And in Resident Evil Village, Ethan delivers one to Alcina Dimitrescu after defeating her mutated form.
    Dimitrescu: Curse you!
    Ethan Winters: You're the one who's cursed.
  • Shadow Hearts: Covenant: Considering who's talking, this may also cross over with Russian Reversal.
    Rasputin: No, you will bite ME.
  • In The Secret of Monkey Island, you can use one of these in the insult fighting contests. Obviously, it doesn't work.
  • This prime example from Last Alert:
    Blue: This river's gonna turn red with your blood!
    Guy: How interesting... but it's going to be your blood, not mine!
  • Sonic Adventure 2:
    Sonic: I found you, faker!
    Shadow: Faker? I think YOU'RE the fake hedgehog around here!
  • This conversation in the Splatterhouse remake.
    Rick: Yeah? Well, fuck you.
    Dr. West: No, Rick. Fuck you.
  • In The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, when Link and Zelda finally fight Byrne:
    Byrne: His [Malladus's] resurrection will soon be complete... And I can't let you cause any more harm.
    Zelda: Hey, that's what we were going to say! Well... Maybe WE won't let YOU cause any more harm!
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood:
    Desmond: (In a Joisey accent) Hey wassa-matta-you, Altaïr?
    Rebecca: That's racist.
    Desmond: YOU'RE racist!note 
  • Final Fantasy XIII:
    Snow: Lightning, STOP IT!
    Lightning: No, YOU stop it! Get out of my house!
    (and later on)
    Eden soldier: You're dead!
    Lightning: You first! (hijacks and throws soldier off his bike)
  • Mass Effect 2:
    Shepard: You need help.
    Niftu Cal: YOU need help! You stand before the mightiest biotic ever!
  • Pogo and Zaki do this at each other in Live A Live. The fun part? Pogo's chapter takes place before the development of spoken language.
  • Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner:
    Ship Commander: Jehuty...? Well, this is an unexpected quarry.
    Dingo: You're the quarry, you jerk!
  • Captain America and the Avengers:
    Avengers: You can't escape!
    Whirlwind: YOU will be the one escaping!
  • In the Borderlands 2 DLC Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, when Tina summons an aristocrat to reference Mordecai's favorite show, Brick (a fan of a different series) is less than impressed.
    Brick: Oh my god, this show sounds STUPID.
    Mordecai: YOU'RE STUPID!
  • In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the normally fairly quick tongued Carl Johnson comes off looking brilliant when he first meets Cesar and some of his friends.
    Azteca: I think he thinks he's gangsta, and he should fuck off.
    Carl: No, you fuck off.
  • You Don't Know Jack:
    • In Volume 1, if a contestant typed in Fuck you as an answer to the Gibberish Question, the host would chide the contestant for entering that answer with "Fuck me? No - Fuck YOU!"
    • In Full Stream, one of the taglines for Binjpipe is "No, YOU'RE a shell company!"
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening:
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses,
    • During one of the last battles of the Crimson Flowers route:
    Dimitri: Must you continue to conquer? Continue to kill?
    Edelgard: Must you continue to reconquer? Continue to kill in retaliation?
    • In Lorenz's Paralogue, if you have Claude attack Acheron, an Alliance noble who is causing trouble, Claude will remark that Acheron is the "good-for-nothing" who inherited the territory. Acheron will angrily reply, "Who do you think you are? I'm not a good-for-nothing! You are!" Claude then points out that if Acheron was good for anything, he'd know that Claude is heir to House Riegan, and the future leader of the Alliance.
  • Spec Ops: The Line has a very dark version during the end confrontation with the Big Bad.
    Walker: You did this.
    Conrad: No. You did. Your orders killed forty-seven innocent people. Someone has to pay for your crimes, Walker. Who is it going to be?
  • Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen, DS Autobot Version:
    Construct-A-Con: An Autobot? I thought I smelled something rusty.
    Create-A-Bot: You must have a defective sensor; you're the one that's rusty.
    Construct-A-Con: Defective?! I'll show you defective, I'm going to tear your axel in half!
  • In World of Warcraft, in the Brawler's Guild, after a brawl, sometimes an Angry Brawl Enthusiast who lost a bet will say "I LOSE? NO, YOU LOSE!" before attacking any players nearby.
  • Mortal Kombat 9 features this exchange between Scorpion and the elder Sub-Zero.
    Sub-Zero: To hell with your clan.
    Scorpion: No, to hell with you! *literally grabs Sub-Zero and takes him to Netherrealm*
  • Bulletstorm
    Trisha: Yeah?! Go fuck yourselves! You shitpiles give chase, I will kill your dicks!
    Grayson: What does that even mean?! You're gonna kill my dick?! I'll kill your dick! How about that, huh?!
  • Sin and Punishment: Star Successor: At the end of the final battle, Isa does this to Deko; for the entire game, Deko and his men have been trying to kill Kachi, while Isa has been protecting her.
    Deko: How can this be? You've defied the will of the creators! Your allegiance to that monster will destroy this entire universe!
    Isa: There's only one monster here... And that's you, Deko!
  • It's less direct as other examples, but stage 6 of Touhou 7: Perfect Cherry Blossom has this exchange between Reimu Hakurei and Youmu Konpaku:
    Youmu: Step any further, and the young mistress will kill you before you know it!
    Reimu: Or is it you who will be killed?
  • In Splatoon 2 during the Salsa vs. Guacamole Splatfest:
    Marina: Guac is more expensive because it's good. It's the Gold Dynamo Roller of dips.
    Pearl: Your face is the Gold Dynamo Roller of dips.
    Marina: (facepalms) OK.
  • From The Simpsons: Tapped Out, courtesy of Nelson. Since it's actually a compliment, Lisa reacts accordingly.
    Nelson: I don't like ghosts. If you try to punch one, your hand goes right through it. How does one bully that which cannot be pounded upon?
    Lisa: Huh. That's actually a very insightful answer.
    Nelson: Shut up! YOU'RE an insightful answer!
    Lisa: Why thank you.
  • In Persona 4, when the police are getting close to arresting a suspect for the murders (in reality, a copycat killer), Naoto, a teenage detective, walks up to the party, who's also investigating the murders, and says that their "game" will soon come to an end. Rise gets upset and says "A game? Aren't you the one who thinks of this as a game?" and says Naoto couldn't know anything about them.
  • In Persona 5, during the Mementos quest in which you confront the Shadows of the Takases, who have been blackmailing Kawakami for "apology money" over their adopted son's death, they will call Kawakami an "incompetent teacher." You can either protest that she isn't incompetent, or say "You're incompetent!"
  • Disco Elysium contains a rare heartwarming example, which happens near the end of the game:
    The Detective: Are you the miracle?
    Insulindian Phasmid: No. You are the miracle.
  • Amazon: Guardians of Eden: When Jason tells the archeologist when he refuses to listen "Listen old man, this is your last chance!", the latters retorts by saying "No, young man, it is yours!" before Jason gets eaten by the village natives.
  • Inverted in Dawn of War: Dark Crusade by the Tau's commander in the Space Marine stronghold:
    O'Kais: Do the deaths of your men mean so little to you, gue'la? Are you truly that mad?
    Thule: Do the deaths of your men mean so much to you, alien? Are you truly that weak?!

    Visual Novels 
  • In Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Hagakure does this when he's initially suspected in the fourth trial.
    Fukawa: Y-you're acting incredibly s-suspicious...
    Hagakure: YOU'RE acting incredibly suspicious!note 

    Web Animation 
  • asdfmovie4:
    Mugger: You're gettin' mugged, kid!
    Guy: (makes finger guns) No, you're getting mugged.
  • Homestar Runner:
    • When Strong Bad is asked to write a book about come-back jokes in the Strong Bad Email "50 emails": "More Like You Write A Book About Come-back Jokes, NERD!!"
    • In "Lookin' at a Thing in a Bag":
      Strong Bad: Hey, Strong Mad! Get... get me a drink.
      Strong Bad: Hey, don't sass back with me!
    • Here's a list of even more instances.
  • Used by Master Chief in multiple occasions in Arby 'n' the Chief,
  • Red vs. Blue
    Wash: You have to be the most immature soldiers I've ever met!
    Grif: Your face is immature.
    • And again later on during Wash and Carolina's fight with Felix and Locus.
      Wash: What's wrong buddy? Getting tired?
      Felix: I'm not tired! You're tired! I can do this shit all day!
  • In Jiz, Jiz and Rio are having an argument about letting the abortion-happy Jiz carry one to term.
    Jiz: Look, why're you being a douche right now?
    Rio: You're the fucking douche, you fucking whore cunt!
  • In Super Freakin' Parody Rangers, when Zordon is trying to sleep and Alpha is trying to warn him of an emergency.
    Alpha: Someone stole the shiny green belt!
    Zordon: You're a shiny green belt! Shut up!
  • In Charlie the Unicorn, after the Pink Unicorn falls off a bridge:
    Charlie: That... is tragic.
    Blue Unicorn: Not as tragic as your face.
    Charlie: Aww, come on, that was uncalled for!
    Blue Unicorn: Your face is uncalled for!
  • The War of the Bucket episode of Oversimplified has King Henry IV and the Pope trying and failing to depose each other back to back.
    Narrator: The whole conflict escalated when Henry IV went to the pope and said:
    Henry IV: Hey! Guess what, sucker. You're deposed!
    Pope: Awww. Wait a minute! I'm the pope! You can't depose me, you're deposed!
    Henry IV: Aww. Wait a minute! I'm the emperor! You can't depose me, you're deposed!
    Pope: Aww. Wait a minute!
  • In the Heavy is Dead, this is ultimately how the Heavy turns things around against the Engineer, who had murdered him at the start of the short.
    Engineer: Aw, dammit, Heavy, fuck off! You are dead.
    Heavy: No, you! POW!
    [Engineer is launched backwards, his head severed from his body]
    Heavy: Ha ha! You are dead! Not big surprise.
  • In History Matters, per their penchant to show quarreling sides respond to each other in superficially immature ways (like their frequent use of Your Mom), sometimes they will show a side respond with this. Examples:

  • 8-Bit Theater: Black Mage often resorts to these when insulted, such as here:
    Black Mage: What did you think I meant every time I said I was going to burn the world?
    Red Mage: Who cares?
    Thief: Yeah, you're a weiner. You couldn't burn a match.
    Black Mage: Yeah, well... Your face... is ugly... Shut up!
  • The Bedfellows:
    • Played straight in "Hang Up" when Sheen and Fatigue argue over who should hang up.
    • Sheen and Fatigue call each other dumb in this manner in "Football".
  • City Face uses it completely nonsensically:
    Bobeyes: OGEE! That was! Mine! You! What! Why?! OGEE!
    City Face: Look, there is plenty left, strange shouty magpie, you can have some it is really quite good!
    Bobeyes: No! You!
  • Darths & Droids, Episode 357:
    Poggle the Lesser: You are sentenced to death by firing squad.
    Padmé: No, you're sentenced to death by firing squad!
    Poggle the Lesser: No, actually you are.
    Padmé: The defence rests.
  • In Dumbing of Age, Amber's hallucination of Mike says that Amber seeking out people to squick them out seems like a cry for help. Amber replies "You're a cry for help." The hallucination's reaction is "I mean, yes."
  • Gunnerkrigg Court, when the kids meet the robot Laser Cows.
    Winsbury: Go away, you big dumb cow!
    Elsie: Response: No. Added note: It is you that is dumb.
  • Seen in JL8, not too surprisingly since it's the Justice League in kindergarten...
    Karen: Marbles are BORING.
    Hal: YOU'RE boring!
    Karen: NUH-HU!
    Hal: YES-HUH!
  • The Last Days of Foxhound has Revolver Ocelot explain the procedure for this.
    Ocelot: Say someone insults you or offers an opinion you don't like. Your first reply is "Your face is blank," which forces the other party to respond with "Your mother is blank." Finally, it escalates to "Your mother's a whore." There's nowhere to go after that.
  • The Order of the Stick:
  • Ozzie the Vampire: When Austin expresses concern for Ozzie and she snaps at him.
    Austin: You look kind of sweaty...
    Ozzie: You look kind of sweaty!
  • Paranatural:
    • Employed by Johnny when Max taunts him by calling him the "lord and sovereign of stupid kingdom."
      Johnny: NO YOU
    • In The Activity Club and the Final Hole, Max tells Isaac, "Don't get cute with me"; Isaac splutters and blushes and manages to stammer out "YOU'RE cute with ME!", much to Isabel's amusement as he goes even redder.
  • In Questionable Content, Yay asks Roko if they're immature and is genuinely surprised by her Blunt "Yes". When she elaborates "You're vain, impulsive, constantly overcompensating for your lack of social experience—" they fail to help their case by responding "No you are overcompensating for your lack of social experience! Also you are stupid, and smell weird!"
  • xkcd

    Web Original 
  • A very, very long version takes place in Ben and Ryan's translation of a rap battle.
  • From the creators of Marble Hornets, one of the scariest Slender Man stories of all time... comes Joseph Touches A Grapefruit:
    Troy: Grapefruits are bullshit!
    Joseph: YOU'RE BULLSHIT!
  • Code MENT:
    Deithard: "Oh, it's you two idiots. What do you want?"
    Jeremiah: "You're the idiot." I am so good at come backs.
  • In Team Four Star's Halo: Reach Let's Play, they discuss the concept of Space Europe which is shot down with "it's a massive land", to which KaiserNeko responds: "No, you're a massive land."
  • This is how the 2ch Shift-JIS cat Mona Neko came to be. One poster created an ASCII art image of a cat saying "You people have too much free time." Another poster copied the image and changed the phrase to "So do you!" (Japanese: "Omae mo naa!" hence the name) and things kinda snowballed from there.
  • Crosses over with Lame Comeback in I'm a Marvel... And I'm a DC:
    Dick Grayson: You're nothing but a hack, McGinnis!
    Terry McGinnis: Whatever. You got issues, Dick.
    Dick Grayson: No, YOU'RE the... issues person.
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged
    • The "SAD FOR YOU!" scene is actually subverted:
      Android #18: How quickly bravado goes out the window when you're flat on your ass. That's pretty sad.
      Vegeta: (powers up) SAD FOR YOO— (#18 breaks his arm)
    • From the #CellGames episode starring Kenshiro after Ken performs the Hokuto Hyakurestu Ken and causes Cell to blow up. Complete with You Are Already Dead:
      Cell: (seething with anger) Sure. Make [his severed arm] your last meal. Because after that you're dead.
      Kenshiro: No, you are. Already. Again.
      Cell: (screams in pain as he blows up)
  • In Ten Little Roosters, Michael and Barbara get into one of these over who "sucks dicks", leading to Michael to declare that she's "sucking eight dicks, from every direction, just like an Omni-Directional Dick-Suck Fest!"
  • Oxventure: During the "Quiet Riot" adventure in the Dungeons & Dragons campaign, an argument between one of the local cultists of silence and Egbert the dragonborn paladin rapidly devolves into them hissing "No, you're the heretic!" at each other.
  • During the ninth episode of Hellsing Abridged, Yumi tries to cut down Walter, even quoting the famous You Are Already Dead line from Fist of the North Star. Unfortunately, Walter replies, in perfect Japanese no less, "I know you are... but what am I?" just before completely annihilating poor Yumi, tearing her to shreds with his deadly Razor Floss.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series parodies this:
    Johnny Steps: Are you ready to lose to Johnny Steps?
    Téa: You are the one who is going to lose!
    Johnny Steps: You're going to be so embarrased, you'll wish you never stepped on my stage!
    Téa: You are the one who is going to be embarrased!
    • And later in the same episode:
      Johnny Steps: You made a big mistake challenging Johnny Steps to a card game! You don't know who you're dealing with!
      Yugi: You are the one who does not know who he is dealing with!

    Western Animation 
  • From the original pilot for Adventure Time:
    Pen: That's stupid!
    Ice King: Your hat is stupid!
    • In the episode "Death in Bloom", Finn attempts to perform a flying kick on Death only to pass through him. When Finn is confused how:
      Death: You can't kick me because your brain is stupid.
      Finn: Your brain is stupid!
  • In American Dad!, Roger wants to walk around without a disguise, but Stan won't let him. Roger insists that there has to be a way for him to do it without blowing his cover.
    Stan: Listen to me, Roger, it is never going to happen.
    Roger: You're never going to happen!
    • In "The Devil Wears a Lapel Pin", Steve and Roger fake Roger's death to get out of paying his credit card bill. Steve empties a can of beer, only to find Francine on the ground drinking it.
      Steve: Mom, that's not funeral behavior.
      Francine: (drunk) You're not funeral behavior!
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • From the episode "Jet":
      Jet: You traitor!
      Sokka: No, Jet. You became the traitor when you stopped protecting innocent people.
    • Happens in "Nightmares and Daydreams"
      Ozai: Really? You're gonna take me out? You're not even wearing pants!
      Aang: No, Fire Lord Ozai, you're not wearing pants!
      Ozai: (looks down and covers himself with a Fire Nation shield) AAAAHHHHH! NOOOOO! MY ROYAL PARTS ARE SHOWING! AAAAAAAAARGH!
    • From the Show Within a Show during "The Ember Island Player":
      "No! It is YOU who are going down!!"
    • Azula does this when Mai betrays her. This is a rare, terrifying example.
      Mai: You miscalculated. I love Zuko more than I fear you.
      Azula: No, YOU miscalculated! You should have feared me more!
    • From "The Puppetmaster":
      Sokka: We know what you've been doing, Hama!
      Aang: Give up! You're outnumbered.
      Hama: No, you've outnumbered yourselves.
  • Bob's Burgers:
    • In "Art Crawl", Louise butts heads with Mr. Cranwrinkle, and the two end up shouting "You smell like ointment and pee!" back and forth at each other.
    • In "Topsy", when Louise plans to resubmit last year's science fair project.
      Bob: Shouldn't you just do a new project like you're supposed to?
      Louise: Why?
      Bob: Um, I don't know, to learn something?
      Louise: You learn something.
      Bob: (goes back to reading his newspaper) Okay honey, good luck with your volcano.
    • In "Bobby Driver", Teddy reveals that he's been pretending to like sushi to impress his latest girlfriend, and is afraid of getting found out when he takes her on a date to a sushi place. Mort tries to suggest he simply order something besides sushi.
      Mort: Why don't you just get the chicken teriyaki?
      Teddy: Why don't you just get the chicken teriyaki, Mort?!
  • In The Boondocks episode "Stinkmeaner Strikes Back", Tom DuBois, of all people, almost loses it when his parking space gets taken. Then, he gets possessed by the ghost of Misanthrope Supreme Stinkmeaner and confronts the guy, who tells him to "Eat a dick", only to get dropkicked for his trouble. Stinkmeaner!Tom then stands over the guy and taunts him, ending by saying, "YOU eat a dick, nigga! YOU eat a dick!"
  • The Buzz on Maggie: One episode had Maggie joining a big sister program and being assigned a butterfly in a cocoon as her younger sister. A Running Gag was that her charge would easily get upset and then announce that she's going home, even when she's already home; as Maggie points this out, the latter retorts "No, you are!"
  • Central Park:
    • In Season 1 "Garbage Ballet", when one of the groundskeepers tells Owen the dumpsters at the Bandshell are full and people are calling it the "Bandsmell", Owen snaps at him and say he's a "Bandsmell" and then apologizes.
    • In Season 1 "Hot Oven", when Owen asks Molly if he really likes Brendan, Molly snaps back and tells him he really likes Brendan and then apologizes because she doesn't know why she said that.
  • Clerks: The Animated Series
    • Used by Randal, when he and Dante were on a Quik Stop exchange program in England.
      Brit: I'll take a pack of fags.
      Randal: You're a fag!
      Brit: It's a cigarette, mate.
      Randal: I'm not your mate, fag!
      Dante: No, Randal; "fag" means "cigarette."
      Randal: You're a cigarette!
    • Also used in the first episode:
      News Reporter: ...a question being asked by the poorly educated, with fingers far from the pulse of the community.
      Randal: You're poorly educated!
      Dante: You're talking to the television.
  • From the Family Guy episode "Stewie Kills Lois" when Lois is mad at Peter for telling an inappropriate story during dinner at the captain's table:
    Peter: Hey, the captain is the one who should be embarrassed, his story was gay!
    Lois: You're gay!
    Peter: Pleasuring a man with a socked foot one time does not make a man gay.
  • In Freakazoid!, Freakazoid often calls Gutierrez a weenie. The villain always angrily replies, "I am not a weenie, you are a weenie!"
  • Futurama:
    • From the episode "War Is the H Word", Zapp Brannigan is punishing Fry for cowardice in battle, so he asks Kif to name the most humiliating job possible. Kif, of course, replies "Being your assistant", to which Zapp immediately replies, "No, being your assistant!" Surprisingly for this trope, Zapp turns out to actually be onto something with that, as, while Kif isn't the amoral, imbecilic Manchild that Brannigan is, he does have a lot of pent-up anger and frustration, which he spends the rest of the episode unleashing on Fry.
    • This is also used in the scene where Zapp Brannigan first addresses the new recruits:
      Fry: Uh, just so we'll know, who's the enemy?
      Zapp: A valid question! We know nothing about them, their language, their history or what they look like. But we can assume this: they stand for everything we don't stand for. Also they told me you guys look like dorks!
      Bender: They look like dorks!
    • A variation occurs in "I Dated a Robot", with expressions of affection instead of insults:
      Lucy Liu-bot: You're cute!
      Fry: No, you are!
      Lucy Liu-bot: No, you!
      Fry: No, you!
      Professor Hubert Farnsworth: Oh dear, she's stuck in an infinite loop and he's an idiot! Oh well, that's love for you, I guess.
  • Gravity Falls has this featured in several episodes:
    • In "Double Dipper":
      Dipper #5: That makes, like, zero sense.
      Dipper #10: (shoves #5) You make zero sense!
    • In "Fight Fighters":
      Mabel: Grunkle Stan, why you ackin' so cray-cray?
      Stan: You're the one who's ackin' cray-cray!
    • In "Boss Mabel":
      Grunkle Stan: You've got yourself a deal!
      Mabel: No, you've got yourself a deal!
    • In "Carpet Diem" (in a more playful example):
      Mabel: The judge says it's out of bounds.
      Dipper: No, you're out of bounds!
    • A much darker example in "A Tale of Two Stans" when Stan starts a fight with his brother who he hasn't seen for years.
      Stanford: You don't understand what I'm up against! What I've been through!
      Grunkle Stan: No, no. You don't understand what I've been through!
    • In that same episode, we learn that Stan's mother worked as a phone psychic;
      Stan's mom: That'll be 99 cents an hour... No, you're overpriced! ...Yeah, I predicted you were gonna hang up.
    • In "The Stanchurian Candidate":
      Soos (being manipulated by Dipper and Mabel via mind control tie): I don't know much about taxes, but I can promise you a kitten in every pot! (Dipper and Mabel argue on the other end) That doesn't make sense, Mabel. You don't make sense, Dipper!
  • Harvey Street Kids: In "The Great Brain Robbery", after Melvin recovers from a life-changing Brain Freeze:
    Melvin: Harvey Girls, I'm so happy to see you!
    Audrey: No, we're happy to see you! Wait, what?
  • In House of Mouse, Pete has taken over the club on a challenge from Mickey and hired Disney villains to staff it, but when their obnoxious and selfish behavior drives guests away, he goes to fire the villains. It doesn't go well; Jafar tells him "No, it is you who will be fired" before giving Pete a Rump Roast.
  • A favorite of Beezy J. Heinous on Jimmy Two-Shoes, even when it has nothing to do with what's being said.
  • In Justice League's first season, the team finally manages to bring down Lex Luthor once and for all by pulling a sting using the Martian Manhunter's shapeshifting abilities. After the ruse is revealed and the evidence has been gathered, Manhunter remarks "This is the end of an era," to which Luthor replies "The end of your era, maybe!" before attempting to kill them.
  • From Kim Possible:
  • The Legend of Korra:
    • In "Welcome to Republic City" Korra is not that good with the verbal wit when engaging a member of the local Muggle Power movement.
      Protestor: Benders like this girl only use their power to oppress us!
      Korra: What? I'm not oppressing anyone! You're—You're oppressing yourselves!
      Protestor: That didn't even make sense!
    • She uses a nonverbal version later in the same episode. When Tenzin picks her up from the police station, Chief Beifong makes an Eye Am Watching You gesture. Korra returns it with the most hilariously furious facial expression.
    • In "The Spirit of Competition", an unhappy Bolin gets one, but he has the excuse of being "drunk" on his Comfort Food:
      Mako: I told you that dating a teammate was a bad idea.
      Bolin: You're a bad idea!
    • In "Rebel Sprit" Jinora and Ikki get into a brief fight which ends with Ikki saying "You don't make any sense!"
  • Mighty Magiswords: This is Prohyas's go-to comeback for all things. We later learn in a flashback that the Warriors' mother, Kablammica, affectionately teases her husband with this sort of banter.
    Norman Warrior: Oh, and remember that you promised to fix the broken leg on the table.
    Kablammica Warrior: (flirty) You're a table.
    Norman Warrior: (laughing) Ah, I never get tired of hearing that...!
  • In Mike Tyson Mysteries, when the gang are trying to decide what mystery to solve:
    Yung: Well, I think the most obvious mystery to solve is who is my mother and why did she leave me on Mike Tyson's doorstep when I was a baby?
    Pigeon: Probably because she didn't want you. There. Mystery solved.
    Yung: You're an asshole.
    Pigeon: I'm... You're an asshole.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: In the episode "Make New Friends But Keep Discord", as Discord is trying to do a comedy act at the Grand Galloping Gala (and failing miserably), he scolds the audience for not playing along with a "Knock Knock" Joke, saying it's the "most basic of jokes". Maud Pie, of all ponies, responds with "You're the most basic of jokes."
  • Phineas and Ferb, the Fireside Girl Jamboree:
    Candace: (trying to hack into the Fireside Girls website) "You have exceeded your log-in attempts"? No, you've exceeded YOUR log-in attempts!
  • Pickle and Peanut:
    • In "Tae Kwon Bro", Pickle suggests that the duo take up martial arts and Peanut is hesitant about taking orders from an expert:
      Pickle: You just have an authority problem.
    • In "Bike Jumper" when a bad attempt at a stunt causes Peanut to smash headfirst into the ground, his ghost leaves his body as Pickle tries to stop him for ascending:
      Bike Jumper: Pickle, it's too late!
      Pickle: You're too late, man!
  • In an episode of The Powerpuff Girls (1998), the girls confront school bully Mitch, who has flushed the class hamster down the toilet.
    Mitch: It-it was an accident?
    Blossom: You're an accident!
  • Regular Show:
    • In "Grilled Cheese Deluxe", when Mordecai and Rigby are pretending to be astronauts.
      Moredecai: Dude, quit it, you're gonna break it!
      Rigby: No, you're gonna break it!
    • In "Rigby's Body", an argument between Mordecai and Rigby ends up taking an unexpected direction.
      Moredecai: You're a turd.
      Rigby: No, you're the turd!
      Mordecai: You're the turd!
      Rigby: You're the turd!
      Pops: Mordecai, Rigby, stop! We can all be turds!
      Pops: Are we having a game of tag, turds?
      Skips: I wish you guys wouldn't teach him words like that.
    • In "Portable Toilet", when Mordecai and Rigby are trapped inside a portable toilet, Rigby's Claustrophobia kicks in:
      Rigby: We're gonna starve before they find us! Why did you eat the whole sandwich?! You should've saved some just in case!
      Mordecai: Dude that makes no sense.
      Rigby: You makes no sense! (pounds on the door and screams) Help, I'm trapped in here with a crazy person!
  • Robot Chicken brings a subversion:
    Hilary Duff: Your album sucks!
    Lindsay Lohan: My album sucks!
  • Rugrats:
    Howard: Betty a thief?! That's an absurd proposition!
  • In Samurai Jack, we get this exchange between Jack & Aku:
    Aku: You see, Jack, I knew that you knew I would cheat, so I came prepared. And now you will learn what it means to be a fool!
    Jack: I am afraid that you are the fool, Aku.
  • From The Simpsons:
    • "You're a bread compartment!"
    • "You're gay for Moleman." Of course, no one is gay for Moleman.
    • "Lemon of Troy"
      Bart: Hey! Stop talking bad about my town, man.
      Shelby: Why don't you make me?
      Bart: I don't make trash, I burn it.
      Shelby: Then I guess you're a garbage man.
      Bart: Well, I know you are, but what am I?
      Shelby: A garbage man.
      Bart: I know you are, but what am I?
      Shelby: A garbage man.
      Bart: I know you are, but what am I?
      Shelby: A garbage man.
      Bart: Takes one to know one!
      Database: Checkmate!
    • In "Screaming Yellow Honkers", when Bart is dancing around wearing a frozen chicken for pants:
      Lisa: Bart, that's tonight's dinner!
      Bart: You're tonight's dinner!
      Lisa: Mom! Bart took what I said and turned it into an insult!
    • From "Springfield Up", when Bart and Lisa are riding dolphins.
      Bart: Mine has a cup holder.
      Lisa: Bart, that's a blowhole!
      Bart: You're a blowhole!
    • From "Bart the Mother", when the bird eggs Bart has been caring for turn out to be lizard eggs. Bart still insists that they're birds, so Lisa retorts:
      Lisa: One, they don't have beaks. Two, they don't have feathers and three, they're lizards!
      Bart: You're a lizard!
    • In "Dial N for Nerder", Martin Prince finds a fake fossil Bart buried.
      Martin: Maybe it's one of the major Homos!
      Bart: You're one of the—
      Lisa: Bart, he's not gonna get it.
    • In "Bye Bye Nerdie" as the bullies are throwing tomatoes at Martin.
      Nelson: Why are you throwing tomatoes at yourself, huh? Why are you throwing tomatoes at yourself?
      Martin: Your very question is faulty!
      Jimbo: You're faulty!
  • South Park has done this at least twice:
    • Towelie, whenever he's stoned (which is most of the time) and someone points out the fact that he is a towel. Every episode he appears in has one of these exchanges:
      Towelie: Don't call me stupid! You're stupid!
      Someone: Oh yeah? Well, you're a towel.
      Towelie: You're a towel!
    • Steven McTowelie is on "Larry King Live" promoting his book "A Million Little Fibers", when the program is interrupted by a special report from Geraldo Rivera:
      Geraldo: Larry, this brave reporter has spent days investigating and researching and I have come up with a shocking discovery that is going to rock the balls and ass of the literary world... Steven McTowelie, author of "A Million Little Fibers"... is a towel!
      Towelie: You're a towel.
      Geraldo: No, you're a towel.
      Towelie: Well you're a beaner towel.
      Geraldo: What did you say?!
      Towelie: Sorry, I'm high.
    • Or earlier in the same episode, when attempting to get "A Million Little Fibers" published:
      Publisher: I'm sorry to tell you this, sir, but nobody's ever going to publish your memoirs.
      Towelie: Huh? Why not?
      Publisher: Well, just the small trivial fact that... people aren't interested in autobiographies of towels.
      Towelie: Well yeah, but, maybe people will read my memoirs and like, apply its lessons to their own lives.
      Publisher: No. They won't. Because they're people. And you're a towel.
      Towelie: (mumbling under breath) You're a towel...
      Publisher: No. I'm a big book publisher who's not the least bit interested in your stony memoirs. You're a towel.
    • Episode 808, "Douche and Turd":
      Giant Douche: ...look at my opponent. He is a turd sandwich.
      Turd Sandwich: You're a turd sandwich.
      Giant Douche: No, sir, if you'll pardon me, you are in fact, the turd sandwich.
      Turd Sandwich: You're a turd sandwich.
      Giant Douche: Sir, you are a turd sandwich.
      Turd Sandwich: You're a turd sandwich.
    • Episode 708, "South Park is Gay"
      Craig: HA! Told you you guys were straight!
      Cartman: We're not straight! You're straight!
      Jason, Craig, Tweek, Token: You're straight!
      Cartman: You're straight like a freeway!
      Mr. Garrison: What the hell is going on??
      Cartman: You wish you were gay, Craig! In your dreams!!
      Craig: I'm not just gay, I'm a catamite.
      Cartman: ...So? I'm half bisexual!
      Mr. Garrison: Oh, stop it!! You kids don't even know what you're talking about!! Eric, you're not half-bi!!
      Cartman: I'm like, a quarter-bi. My grandpa was bi, so that makes me quarter-bi.
      Mr. Garrison: WHAT??
    • Episode 1302, "The Coon"
      Maitre D: Got everything you need here, sir? Okay on beverages, buffet items?
      Cartman: Yes, it's fine!
      Maitre D: Great. Hey, I just want to say that the Airport Hilton really appreciates your continued business.
      Cartman: What do you mean "continued"? You don't know who I am!
      Maitre D: Aren't you that little boy who had his ginger pride rally and his AIDS benefit here, before?
      Cartman: No, I'm not that kid!
      Maitre D: Oh. Oh oh really? Oh my bad. I'm actually relieved. That kid was kind of a douchebag.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants:
    • In "Naughty Nautical Neighbors", most of SpongeBob and Patrick's arguments revolve around this.
    • In "New Student Starfish", when SpongeBob gets mad at Patrick after his antics in boating class cost him one of his prized "good noodle stars".
      Patrick: Well, who cares about a stupid star?
      SpongeBob: Gee, Patrick, it seems like you would care a lot about stupid stars, considering you are one!
  • Infamously from the American Street Fighter cartoon.
    Fei Long: Look at you! You've neglected your training, and turned against all of your friends!
    Ken: And YOU! You're a loser!
  • Done in the New Teen Titans short "Taped Before a Live Studio Audience".
    Cyborg: You can't divide tape with tape! You created a paradox!
    Robin: No, you did!
  • Teen Titans Go!: In the episode "Kabooms" as the Titans attempt to write a movie:
    Robin: This is terrible! Your main character has no redeeming qualities!
    Beast Boy: You's a redeeming quality, fool!
  • In the Turbo F.A.S.T. episode "Turbo Does Laundry" when Hardcase needs help sending a video on a smartphone:
    Hardcase: Will middle clicking the mouse help?
    Jerry: No. You don't have a mouse. That's your TV remote.
    Hardcase: You're a TV remote.
  • Unikitty!: In the episode "Film Fest" following Hawkodile's one-man action film:
    Richard: Princess, I think the audience has had enough of these mindless feel-good stories.
    Hawkodile: You're a mindless feel-good story! (runs off in tears)
  • In the VeggieTales in the House episode "Getting Angry", Larry claims his stinky cheese was in the running for World's Stinkiest Cheese, according to The Stinkological Institute:
    Bob: That sounds made up.
    Larry: You sound made up!

    Real Life 
  • Done hilariously by Boris Yeltsin. After a meeting with President Bill Clinton, both stood outside to address the press. Yeltsin decided to answer previous press reports that the meeting was going to be a disaster. Addressing the press, Yeltsin replied, "Well now for the first time I can tell you, that you're a disaster." Cue Clinton laughing like a hyena.
  • In 2014, Republican Texas Governor Richard "Rick" Perry was indicted on charges of abuse of power and coercion of a public officer (read, indicted not convicted) by the Texas State Grand Jury, located in primarily Democratic Travis County. The next day, he issued his statement regarding the incident, in which he said "This indictment is the abuse of power here."
  • An uncomfortable number of political debates can sink to this level, usually because one wing knows more about a certain issue than the other. It's not uncommon to hear accusations of propaganda and scare-mongering from representatives who use similar tactics to get voters on their side.
  • Invoked and denied during the Nuremburg Trials. The International Military Tribunal explicitly denied the defendants' use of the tu quoque argument (literally Latin for "you too") as a defense. In other words, accusing their accusers of similar acts was not a defense against having committed said acts. For instance, the death of the majority of the 200,000 malnourished and deathly-ill German soldiers taken prisoner at Stalingrad (who were not treated with the high degree of care that would have been required for them to recover and survive) did not excuse the German Army's decision to kill 3 million Soviet POWs through thirst, starvation, exposure, and disease (successfully killing 2/3 of that number before the SS claimed the survivors, using them to implement The Holocaust or working them to death as slaves).
  • In the third presidential debate of 2016, when Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of being a "puppet" for the Russian government, Trump furiously interrupted her with the retort, "No puppet! No puppet! You're the puppet!"
    • President Trump remained on-brand for the first 2020 presidential debate, by responding to many of Biden's credible claims with: "I didn't X... you did". It was not an edifying experience.
  • German satirist Kurt Tucholsky effectively did this 1929 with a Prussian anti-tripe (says anti-porn, read anti-any liberal viewpoint) law. He shoots it into pieces and at the end quotes from it: "Tripe must be worthless in each regard. Tripe must be disgusting to its uncleanliness. That's it. This law falls under itself."
  • E3 2019 gives us a more wholesome example than most, with Keanu Reeves responding to an audience member calling him "breathtaking" by pointing at him and saying "You're breathtaking! You're all breathtaking!"
  • Among psychological abusers, a common way to deflect accusations is to combine Victim-Blaming with Playing the Victim Card: Think of what a terrible time this poor abuser must be having with all these cruel people accusing them of abuse! In other words, "I'm not the abuser, you're the abuser!" This is common enough that it's been given the Fun with Acronyms nickname DARVO: Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim and Offender.
  • Whataboutism or Whataboutery is a variant of this; when presented with an accusation, someone using this doesn't simply reverse the original accusation, but instead attempts to shift the conversation to a new topic where the accuser can be shown to have fallen short, or is flatly guilty of something. To pick as non-political an example as possible - see the linked page for those - consider something like:
    Adam: I cannot believe you didn't do the washing-up - I asked you twice!
    Brendan: Well, you didn't fill up the car the last time you used it.
    Adam: (Beat) That's true, but it's not what we were talking about, which is the fact that we have food here and no clean cutlery to eat it with!


Alternative Title(s): No U, No You Retort


You're deposed!

King Henry IV confronts the pope regarding some of the new policies implemented, and plans to have said pope deposed. The pope, however, uses his new power in an attempt to depose the emperor. Both parties find themselves trying and failing to depose one another back to back.

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