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"Oy, with the arrows, and the bleeding, and the death!
[gets stabbed]
And the knifing, and the hurting, and the senseless violence, already!"

A phrase made popular by Jerry Lewis that was then exaggerated by characters based on him. The phrase is based on the syntax of Yiddish, and is heavily associated with Jewish and Borscht Belt humor. It's also consistent with the idea that Jews love to complain. Variations include: "Oh God, with the X!", "Stop with the X!", "Please, not with the X!", etc. It's often topped off with "already!"

The phrase is generally used to complain about an action, like "shouting," "stabbing" and so forth, but can also be used to complain about a subject, such as "Enough with the radio! Turn it off!"

Just about every Alter Kocker will indulge in the trope, but cultural saturation has also made it a part of general Buffy Speak. This can be considered part of the variant of stereotyped Jive Turkey specific to New York, and is particularly common among anybody who is trying to imply that they are from that city, whether or not they actually are.

Compare [Verb] This!. Not to be confused with Oh, the Humanity!.


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    Comic Books 
  • Brian Michael Bendis sometimes writes Spider-Man (who grew up a Lutheran, but did date Jewish Kitty Pryde) like this. "Grenades! Oy with the grenades!"

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    Films — Animation 
  • In the fourth An American Tail movie The Mystery of the Night Monster, one of the villain's cat underlings talks like Jerry Lewis.
  • Anastasia: Bartok's response when Rasputin's phylactery's starts to react to Anastasia's presence, whom the undead sorcerer swore to kill.
    Bartok: "Okay, okay, I get the message! Enough already with the glowing and the smoke people!"
  • How to Train Your Dragon has Hiccup's famous line towards the beginning of what ultimately ends up as his Flight of Romance on Toothless with Astrid.
    Hiccup: And now, the spinning. Thank you for nothing, you useless reptile!

    Films — Live-Action 
  • At the end of Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet), the actor Jof sees a vision of the knight and his family doing a dance of death. His wife, Mia, turns to him and says "You with your visions and dreams."
  • The Sunshine Boys: "Again with the finger!?" This line got picked up and used on Mystery Science Theater 3000 several times.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Occasionally shows up in the speech patterns of the younger characters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer — Willow and Xander primarily, although others employ it as well.
  • Every episode of the short-lived WB sitcom Alright Already had a title which was some variant of "Again with the ______ ".
  • Firefly used this now and again, usually from Wash.
    "You with the bathing, me with the watching you bathe.."
  • When Lorelai Gilmore, from Gilmore Girls, speculates about the most inherently funny phrase in the world to help her through a boring family dinner, she finally settles on "Oy, with the poodles, already!"
  • The West Wing, when Josh is babbling apologetically to Amy about how he never learned to be good at relationships. "You know what? Maybe not so much for you with the talking." *kiss*
  • Kevin Pollak had a one-hour HBO comedy special titled "Stop With the Kicking!" The title came from Pollak's discussion of nascent action "star" Jeff Speakman:
    What kind of a name for an action hero is Jeff Speakman?! It's the Kung Fu Jew! Oh oy! I would throw a kicking move and go "Oh my back, oh my back, wait, wait, wait, stop with the kicking! Stop! Wait a second! Wait awhile."
  • Invoked on The Daily Show when Jon Stewart is talking about corrupt Illinois ex-governor Rod Blagojevich. He can't pronounce his name without dissolving into a Jerry Lewis impression.
  • Used occasionally on Mystery Science Theater 3000, in particular during The Beast of Yucca Flats, after comparing Tor Johnson's lumbering beast to a "meshugene grandfather."
  • Doctor Who has Madam Kovarian utter a variation on this: "The flirting, do I have to watch this?".
    • Also, in the 50th Anniversary special : "Again with the pointing!" from the War Doctor.
    • And the Twelfth Doctor: "No, no, not the hugging, I am against the hugging!"
  • One episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has Rebecca's Jewish Mother respond to one of the few things Rebecca says during their one-sided conversation (and that was an answer to a direct question, no less) with "don't interrupt me! You're always with the talking!"

  • From Allan Sherman's "Sir Greenbaum's Madrigal": "All day with the slaying and slewing and smiting and smoting like Robin Hood! Ah, would I could kick the habit and give up smoting for good!"

    Video Games 
  • Al over the PA in Ratchet: Deadlocked: "Ratchet, I know you're busy with the killing and the hurting..."
  • Kang the Mad in Jade Empire uses this—he refers to you "with the punching and the kicking," and admonishes that he'd've preferred more explosions.
  • World of Warcraft, with its often creative names for its quests, has "Again With the Zapped Giants" among others.
  • In Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice For All, Phoenix has been taking quite a bit of abuse from Franziska von Karma's whip. When his mentor Mia adds a bit of tongue-lashing to the mix, Phoenix replies:
    Phoenix: Mia, not you too! With the whip... and the pain... and the owww...
  • In The Curse of Monkey Island, if the player doesn't have Guybrush saw off the plank the first time he boards the Sea Cucumber, and then gets walked off the plank, he will climb on board the ship after sawing off the plank and get this exchange after monkeys surround him again:
    Mr. Fossey: [irritated] AGAIN with the sneaking on board the ship! I don't know how or why you came back on board... but the next time you walk the plank will be your last!

    Web Animation 
  • Homestar Runner: The Strong Bad Email "other days" had Strong Bad begin answering the email with "Again with the 'Dear Strong Bad'..."
  • Used by Pilz-E a lot in Neurotically Yours.
  • In the first episode of Monkey Ninjas:
    [after Carl defeats a monster in the kitchen]
    Phil: Oi! What's with all the yelling and the cooking and the pan-smacking? It's 8 AM!
    Carl: You sound like you swallowed a rabbi.

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    Web Original 
  • According to, the number one Jewish Country Western song is "Alright, Already, Stop With the Infidelity!"

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    Western Animation 
  • Animaniacs:
    • Mister Director, and Paul Rugg in general.
      Mr. Director: Oh, cute little children with the puppy dog faces!
    • An even more elaborate example:
      Mr. Director: Hoyl! How'd you! With the going! You were there but here now! You are! For me to see! How'd you do!?
      Yakko: Did you get any of that?
      Wakko: I believe he said, "Hoyl! How'd you! With the going! You were there but here now! You are! For me to see! How'd you do!?"
      Yakko: Thanks for clearing that up.
    • Slappy the Squirrel gets one in her opening theme.
      Slappy: Enough with the singing, already!
  • Big Hero 6: The Series: In Steamer's Revenge, after Baron von Steamer swears revenge on Big Hero 6 again, they shut the police car door on him and Go Go says "I can't with the revenge-vowing anymore".
  • In his more zany moments, the title character of Freakazoid! (who is also voiced by Paul Rugg) has a tendency to slip into a Jerry Lewis impersonation.
  • Prof. Frink in The Simpsons, mostly because the voice actor based him on Jerry Lewis' character in The Nutty Professor (1963). Jerry Lewis was cast as Prof. Frink's father in "Treehouse of Horror XIV".
    • In "Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy", Frink drinks a mixture made by Grampa Simpson and he immediately transforms into a Buddy Love-esque guy.
    • In "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie", the family sees a preview for Star Trek XII: So Very Tired, in which Captain Kirk is informed that the Klingons are approaching. He sighs and says, "Again with the Klingons."
    • Even Bart gets in on it in "The Last Temptation of Homer", when one of the many treatments he gets that makes him look like a nerd stereotype is a voice spray that temporarily makes him sound like Jerry Lewis when he takes it.
    Bart: Thanks, nice lay-dee! My voys iz kray-zee vid da spraying alreddy. Oy! I veel so much better, Mister Medikkal Syens Type Poy-son.
  • Shelton Klutzberry, another character vocally based on Jerry Lewis, says this sort of thing in The Replacements.
  • Zoidberg and the other Decapoidians talk this way on Futurama, being Space Jews.
  • Mort Goldman in Family Guy occasionally does this.
  • In one episode, Mojo Jojo of The Powerpuff Girls (1998) repeatedly describes the foiling of his plan from "Monkey See, Doggie Do" as "The dogs, the biting, the dropping."
  • In Codename: Kids Next Door, Numbuh 5's entire family does this almost constantly. Her mother does it in French. What with her father being a homage to Bill Cosby, with the obliviousness, and the parenting, and d'oh, you know what I'm talking about!
  • In one episode of Histeria! that focused on the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Lewis and Clark get crushed by a canoe they're carrying. Lewis says, "stop with the heavyness from the boat of hurting!" in a very annoying voice.
  • Due to a short-circuit, Larry 3000 from Time Squad behaves like a drunk person, leading to this exchange in front of many French people:
    Larry: He-LLO FRANCE! Oh, the nice French people, with the funny language, and the talking, with the "Oui oui, poo poo, ah hah hah hah, oh mon cheri, french fries"... woah! Hey LA-dy!
    Tuddrussel: [laughs] Hey, that's a pretty good Dean Martin.
    Otto: [attempting to pull Larry away] Come on, Larry...
    Larry: Oh please, kind sir, with the grabbing of the arm... Oh with the hurrying...
  • Kim Possible villain Dr. Drakken gets this response to one of his plans:
    Drakken: Suppose you outnumbered her... Suppose there was an army of you against one of her.
    Shego: Oh, no. Again with the cloning?!
    [Shego then points out the no-cloning clause in her contract, and walks out on him when he persists]
  • Invader Zim: Professor membrane is disappointed with his son's incessant necromancy.
    Membrane: Always with the dead that boy.

Oy, enough with the troping and the editing and the categorizing of all the fiction already!

Alternative Title(s): Oh God With The Troping, With The Hurting