Cameron: Do I, Mitchell? Do I? [exits]
Mitchell: No, stop. Don't do the double-question-thing to prove a point. I hate it when people do that.
Have you ever noticed how sometimes, a character emphasises a dramatic line by ending it with the addressee's name, and repeating the line?
I sure have, Tropey. I suuure have.
Not to be confused with One-Liner Echo, where a different character repeats the line. Compare Call-Back, where a line is echoed much later — this is when the line is echoed straight away. See also The Name Is Bond, James Bond.
- Enterprise Car Rentals has a narrator that does this at the end of their commercials. The driver of a car says something along the lines of "I can get used to this." The narrator replies, "Indeed you can, business person. Indeed you can."
Farmer Hoggett: That'll do, pig... that'll do. note
- Pulp Fiction: "Zed's dead, baby... Zed's dead."
- Forrest Gump: "Run, Forrest, run!"
- Star Wars did it: "Run, Luke, run!"
- First Blood: Colonel Trautman to his former soldier Rambo at the end as he's convincing him to lay down his arms: "It's over, Johnny. It's over!"
- Old School: "Y-You're crazy, man! You're crazy!" Something of a Memetic Mutation with someone's name substituted for "man".
- Little Shop of Horrors
Audrey II: Feed me, Seymour! Feed Me!
- Brand uses this in The Goonies.
Mikey: How long have you guys been standing there?
Brand: Long enough, Mikey. Long enough.
- Aliens: "Game Over, man! Game Over!"
- William Petersen's "impossibly corny final line" in The Skulls, "delivered so overearnestly it would make his perpetually sunglassed CSI counterpart David Caruso blush";
"Well done, son... Well done."
- Raiders of the Lost Ark:
Indiana Jones: I hate snakes, Jock! I hate 'em!
- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: "I am, George. I am."
- Children of the Corn (1984):
Resurrected!Isaac: He wants you too, Malachi. He wants you too.
- Contact: "Small moves, Ellie. Small moves."
- Hannigan in Annie (2014): Exactly, girlfriend, exactly!
- Things to Come ends with Oswald Cabal asking Raymond Passworthy "All the universe, or nothingness? Which shall it be, Passworthy? Which shall it be?"
- Captain America: The First Avenger: "Not a scratch, doctor, not a scratch."
- Dr. Strangelove:
Gen. Turgidson: Do you realize what kind of breach of security this poses? He'll see everything! He'll see the big board!
President Muffley: That is precisely the point, General Turgidson. That is precisely the point.
- Gaunt's Ghosts: "Sure as sure, Tanith. Sure as sure."
- The Outsiders: "Stay gold, Ponyboy... Stay gold..."
- "The Adventure of the Lost World", a Sherlock Holmes parody in which Holmes disguises himself as a one-legged man, much to Watson's confusion:
"Ah, Watson", said Holmes in a voice of immensely pleased conceit, "you have been making the assumption all the time that I had two legs to begin with."
"But Holmes", I protested. "I have seen you run, and jump!"
"Have you, Watson? Have you really?"
- In one essay, David Sedaris says that in his family it was considered "queer" to do this.
- Lord of the Rings: "Yet we may, Mr. Frodo. We may."
- Adaptations of Emma tend to include the phrase "It was badly done, Emma. Badly done." In the original book, it's just "It was badly done, indeed!"
- From the Earth to the Moon: "White all, Barbicane, white all!"note
- The Wire: Final line of Season 1.
Omar: It all in the game, yo. It all in the game.
- Horatio on CSI: Miami, one of the many ways he likes to ham up his dialogue.
- Lampshaded in an episode of Modern Family:
Mitchell: You love scrapbooking.
Cameron: Do I, Mitchell? Do I? (exits)
Mitchell: No, stop. Don't do the double question thing to prove a point. I hate it when people do that.
Cameron: (holding baby Lily around the door, in a falsetto) Do you, Mitchell? Do you?
Luke: When I want Dad to leave me alone, I just say "Do you. dad? Do you?" He gets real quiet and then I can walk away.
- And invoked by Luke:
- Grey's Anatomy, Season 6, Episode 16. Dr. Webber tells Dr. Shepherd, "I had to pee in a cup today, Derek. I had to pee in a cup."
- Star Trek: The Original Series:
- McCoy: I could've saved her! Do you know what you just did?
Spock: He knows, Doctor. He knows.
- And again:
McCoy: Can he do it?
Spock: If he has the time, Doctor. If he has the time.
- Used to convey scheming on Three's Company. A friend of Jack's (who really wants to take over Jack's restaurant) has set Jack up for humiliation in front of his boss. When Jack says he can't wait for what he thinks is a party, evil friend says, "Neither can I, Jack. Neither can I."
- Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, the Chrimbus Special: "I think it was, Doc. I think it was."
- Horatio Hornblower: The characters seem to use it all the time.
- Jack Simpson has a rather weak one when he accepts one lieutenant's invitation to drink and a game of cards.
Jack Simpson: Gladly, sir, gladly.
- Captain Pellew likes this "speech pattern", and it is even more popular in Fan Fiction for his character. He delivers a memorable repeated one liner, lampshading his Improbable Aiming Skills when he shoots Midshipman Jack Simpson.
Master Bowles: [enthusiastically] Exceptionally fine shot, sir! If I may say so.Captain Pellew: You may, Mr Bowles. You may.
- When Horatio returns to the "Indy" after his successful capture of Papillon and saving them from French corvettes, Pellew welcomes him with this:
Captain Pellew: Timely, Mr Hornblower, timely.
- In "Mutiny", Mr Bush seems unable NOT to mention Mr Wellard in front of the captain. Even though every time he says his name, Sawyer remembers Wellard is his new whipping boy.
Captain Sawyer: I am obliged to you, Mr Bush... Much obliged.
- Jack Simpson has a rather weak one when he accepts one lieutenant's invitation to drink and a game of cards.
- Run, Joe, Run was a live action drama on NBC's Saturday morning line-up in the 1970s. It was about a German Shepherd falsely accused of an attack, so he takes it on the lam for thirteen episodes.
- Run, Buddy, Run was a CBS comedy of the 1960s about a man on the lam after running afoul of the mob.
- In How I Met Your Mother, Barney does this so frequently that the other characters see it coming a mile away.
Barney:...and call him I will, Ted.Ted (stage-whispering to Robin): He's going to say it again really slowly.Barney: Call...him...I...will!
- In a Saturday Night Live skit, a group try to give their friend (Darrell Hammond) a surprise party in his apartment, and wind up finding more about him than they wanted to know. As they're leaving one of the friends (Tim Meadows) says, "We saw the letter to Urkel, man, we saw the letter to Urkel."
- Doctor Who: "Everybody lives, Rose! Just this once, EVERYBODY LIVES!"
- Monty Python's Flying Circus plays this in the Oscar Wilde sketch.
Whistler: There is only one thing in the world worse than being witty, and that is not being witty. (fifteen seconds of restrained laughter)
Oscar Wilde: I wish I had said that.
Whistler: You will, Oscar. You will. (more laughter)
- M*A*S*H: In "As You Were," Radar is trying to get shelling near the compound stopped or at least diverted. He's on the phone:
Radar: I said west, Tony. West!
Potter: Every last one of them, Hawkeye. Every last one of them.
- At the conclusion of "Smilin' Jack," Hawkeye asks Potter which of the three campaigns he's been in was the worst when word comes in that France suffered 500 casualties in an attack.
- "Burn, Baby, Burn!" and "Burn Bitch Burn".
- "Go, Johnny, go!"
- "Die Motherfucker Die" by Dope.
- "Gone Daddy Gone" by Violent Femmes.
- "Run, Joey, Run" by David Geddes
- "Run, Boy, Run" by Woodland
- "Run, Baby, Run" by Sheryl Crow takes it to extremes; "Run, baby, run, baby, run, baby, run, baby, run..."
- "Run, Rudolph, Run", written by Johnny Marks and performed by Chuck Berry. Only in the title, though; the lyrics read, "Run, run, Rudolph".
- " Ninja Rap," performed by Vanilla Ice and Earthquake for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II. "Go ninja go ninja go! Go ninja go ninja go!"
- Susan Calman on The News Quiz, on a rant about the government stance on pig monitoring:
Let the pigs run free, Nick! Let them run free!
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy had Magikthise and Vroomfondl protesting against Deep Thought computing the answer to the ultimate question of Life, the Universe and Everything.
Vroomfondl: We'll go on strike!
Magikthise: That's right, you'll have a national philosophers' strike on your hands.
Deep Thought: Who will that inconvenience?
Vroomfondl: Never mind who it'll inconvenience, you box of blacklegging binary bits. It'll hurt, buster, it'll hurt!
- "Give it to 'em good, Carrie, give it to 'em good!"
- In the second act: "Tell it to her good, Julie, tell it to her good!"
- 1776: "Not well John, not at all well."
- Anything Goes has a song called "Blow, Gabriel, Blow". This is later parodied in Urinetown with Run, Freedom, Run, however this example does not fit the trope.
- A background character in a Guild Wars mission does this twice in a fairly short conversation, with a third instance only averted because he doesn't say "son" before he repeats himself.
- One of the lines added to go with the Team Fortress 2 soldier's "robot" costume (made primarily from cardboard boxes and dryer vent hose) is "Beep boop, son, beep boop."
- A line in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas which many players heard over and over again because it's uttered every time you fail Zero's "Supply Lines": "Curse you, Berkeley! CURSE YOOOOOUUUUU!"
- Vergil says this after winning against Dante in Devil May Cry and Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3:
Vergil: Foolishness, Dante. Foolishness.
- In ''The Curse of Monkey Island there's this exchange between Guybrush and King André when the former tries to get a diamond from him:
Guybrush Threepwood: The Diamond belongs in a museum!King Andre: So do post-impressionist paintings, Mr Threepwood. So do post-impressionist paintings.Guybrush Threepwood: What the heck is that supposed to mean?King Andre: Some day you will understand.
- A mildly horrifying version at the end of the prologue of Detroit: Become Human, if you get the most successful outcome. Context (spoilers)
Daniel: You lied to me, Connor. You lied to me...
- Ansem Retort: "That'll do, Fangirl, that'll do."
- Sluggy Freelance:
Kiki: Stay good, Character X, stay good!
- 8-Bit Theater, has it here, when Black Belt declares that he and White Mage have successfully reunited the Light Warriors:
White Mage: But we didn't do anything.Black Belt: Oh, didn't we, White Mage? Didn't we?
- Skin Horse, when Jonah Yu first encounters Nick's profanity filter in what was presumably a Cluster F-Bomb:
Nick: What the mosaic-tiled poolhouse floor do you think you're flipping gingerly, panther? Like I ain't got opal circles tossed up, some secret Mayan astronaut gotta eat the magic fudge? Sahara!Jonah: What the hell?Nick: Easy for you to say, gorilla-watcher. Easy for you.
- The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, episode 55, Lizzie to Charlotte.
Lizzie: Low blow, Lu, low blow.
- Welcome To Nightvale ends most episodes with a Dada Ad for what comes on after and then:
- Homestar Runner: In "No Hands On Deck!", Homestar remarks that he might just write a musical about the deck he's planning to build, and Coach Z offers to play the role of "The Orphan".
Homestar: That's a good one, Coach. A really... really... good one.
- Family Guy:
Peter: (to Meg) That'll do, pig... that'll do.
- Also in the trailer for Passion of the Christ 2, Chris Tucker: "You crazy, Jesus! You crazy!"
- A cross-dressed Stewie to Brian: "I feel right, Brian. I feel right."
- The Simpsons got in on the act with Groundskeeper Willie's "That'll do, snake... that'll do."
- When Lisa thinks she's losing her intelligence, Milhouse wonders if Bart will pick up the slack. "Maybe I will, Milhouse. Maybe I will." He doesn't.
- When Bart states he is going to help the family save money by give up smoking (despite not actually STARTING), Homer expresses pride and gives Bart a dollar. When Lisa points out he didn't actually do anything, Homer hits Lisa with "Didn't he, Lisa? Didn't he?" before realizing it himself and taking the dollar back.
- When Principle Skinner reveals that “Scotchtoberfest” — which Groundskeeper Willie is celebrating in full Scottish regalia — isn’t a real holiday but rather a ruse to bait Bart into bad behavior, Willie is devastated and furiously shouts, “Ya used me, Skinner! Ya used me!”
- Drawn Together ("That will do, bitch. That will do")
- In Invader Zim: "Dumb like a moose, Dib. Dumb like a moose!"
Dib: Reign of terror, Gaz! Reign of terror!
- At the end of the American Dad! episode "Dope & Faith":
Stan: Brett, you're a Satanist! I could only be friends with you if you believed in...
Brett: Believed in what?
Stan: Whatever you want, pal. Whatever you want.
Steve: ...This doesn't make me gay, does it, dad?
- Earlier than that, at the end of the episode 'Lincoln Lovers,' where Stan hugs his son Steve:
Stan: Only if you get a boner, son. Only if you get a boner.
Fry: I'll kill you too, buddy. I'll kill you too.
- Sealab 2021 might count in the early "Predator" episode (after Stormy suggests that he and [white] Debbie may have to repopulate the species together):
Debbie: That's disgusting!
Stormy: Is it, Debbie? (long beat)... Is it?
- The Ren & Stimpy Show: "There, there, Ren... there, there."
- Skipper from The Penguins of Madagascar likes to do this often.
"Cute and cuddly, boys. Cute and cuddly."
- Clone High: "Stupid, Joan. Reeeeeal stupid."
- On Archer, when Krieger remembers his pig-boy.
That'll do, Pigly... that'll do.
- At the end of Adventure Time, "Web Weirdos":
Jake: Circle of life, Finn. Circle of life.
- From the '"South Park'' episode "More Crap":
Stan: "You don't understand, Mom. You just don't understand."
- The Mr. Men Show: Mr. Small has this as one of his catchphrases. The Phrase-Catcher is always Mr. Nosy, whom Mr. Small refers to as "Nose" when he uses it.
Mr. Nosy: I can't believe henote 's not going to stay for the free breakfast pastries.
Mr. Small: Some people are a mystery, Nose. Some people are a mystery.
- Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers:
Monterey Jack: You bet it is, boyos! You bet it is!
- Regular Show:
"Yes dude! Yes!"
- Hey Arnold!: A catchphrase Gerald would often say to Arnold:
"You're a bold kid, Arnold. A bold kid."
- 'Go, Speed Racer, go!'
- "Help, Cecil! Help!"
- When Bugs Bunny gives Red Hot Ryder a telegram from the Masked Marauder (Bugs):
Ryder: (reading telegram) "Roses are red, violets are pink, flowers smell good but you sure do s..."(last word is obscured with "Censored") I sure what???
Bugs: (full volume) STINK, YOU FOOL!!! STINK!!!
- The Dick Tracy Show: After Hemlock Holmes busts a gut rescuing the Retouchables from Stooge Viller and Mumbles, he finds them waiting in the car.
Hemlock: (sarcastically) Gee, Tracy...do you think it was worth it?
Tracy: (dryly) I wonder, Hemlock. I wonder. (grins to the camera)
- The very last line of The Transformers, after Galvatron declares Cybertron to be his:
Zarak: "We shall see, Galvatron. We shall see."
That's all there is, Tropey. That's all there is.