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"You drilled this in pretty deep, Johnny."
"That's what she said! Hahaha!"
"Stop!! Seriously. How old are you?"
"That's what she said."

Brian: Okay, insert rod support A into slot B.
Peter: [giggling] That's what—
Brian: If you say "that's what she said" one more time, I'm gonna pop you.

To take a perfectly innocent phrase that just came out wrong said by one person and then irk that person by turning it into an innuendo. It's also interesting to note that it pretty specifically keeps to what she said with its uses leaning towards things a woman would say in response to a man's actions or physical attributes. So if it is being used in disparagement of someone, that someone is most likely a man.

Learned gentlemen of numerous disciplines have pondered as to whether or not said "she" is, in fact, Your Mom.

Whoever "she" is, the use of the phrase as a stock expression is Newer Than They Think. Any use at all before 1992 and most uses before about 2005 can be considered instances of Have a Gay Old Time. Not to say that similar sentiments weren't expressed with different wording, of course; the phrase "as the actress said to the bishop", the punchline to a joke lost to the mists of time, is a notable older version. (Also: Mid-20th-century jokers would often replace "the actress" with Mae West and "the bishop" with...any man, really, depending on circumstances.)

A Sub-Trope of Lampshaded Double Entendre. Despite the trope being mostly meant for female pronouns, gender inversions ("that's what he said") are just as possible.

Compare Can't Believe I Said That and Heh Heh, You Said "X". May be answered with "TMI." Younger Sister Trope to Imagined Innuendo.

Here is a compilation with a lot of examples of this trope.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Subverted in Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE- when Syaoron says it- and means exactly that, that is what she said! The fact that the 'She' is Yuuko didn't hurt much.

    Audio Plays 
  • On We're Alive, Saul manages to drop one while he and CJ are being attacked by zombies. She's referring to raising a garage door so she can slice at the zombies with her katana.
    CJ: Lift up the door, I just need six inches.
    Saul: Ha ha. That's what she said. And you're going to need more than that.

  • Taken to extremes by Achmed the Dead Terrorist in ventriloquist Jeff Dunham's concert film, Controlled Chaos, where Achmed lets loose a string of them using an embarrassed Jeff's pleas to stop, all while his voice gets increasingly higher.
    Achmed: [making popping noises] How am I doing that with no lips? [beat] That's what she said.
    Jeff: I can't believe you did that.
    Achmed: That's what she said!
    Jeff: Will you stop it?
    Achmed: [louder] That's what she said!
    Jeff: I don't like this.
    Achmed: [very high pitch voice] THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!
    Jeff: How long is this?
    Achmed: [screechy voice] THATSWHATSHESAID! [beat] Think about it...
    Jeff: [beat] So you were talking to Walter earlier?
    Achmed: [beat; upset] Dammit!

    Comic Books 

    Fan Works 
  • Aspirations Forged Manipulations:
    Daphne: You and your sweet tooth.
    Draco: It's not that big.
    Harry: No, it's huge.
    Fred/George: That's what she said.
  • Draco Malfoy's Very Drunken Adventure:
    Draco: You ready?
    Dudley: Yeah. Jus' get in there and do it.
    Draco: That's what he said.
  • The Draco Trilogy has this in a Have a Gay Old Time sort of way — back when it was written, the sentence hadn't quite acquired this meaning...
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged
    Burter: Oh, you can't beat my speed. I'm the fastest in the universe!
    Krillin: [offscreen] That's what she said!
  • Fall to Zenith:
    Freed: TOO SLOW!
    Harry: As the actress said to the archbishop.
  • In Fullmetal Lol, The Situation note  has this as his catchphrase.
  • In The Great Escape Daphne is traveling by plane for the first time.
    Daphne: It's a lot bigger than I thought it was.
    Harry: That's what she said.
  • Harry Potter and the 11th Commandment:
    Tony: Oh, you'll see. It'll be complicated but I think you can relax. Today's the seventh of August, and your hearing is on the twelfth. That's more than enough time for me to figure something out, don't worry.
    Sirius: As long as Harry gets off, I'm happy.
    Tony: That's what she said.
  • In "Helena" a Harry Potter trollfic that is best described as a worse My Immortal, Hagrid, of all people, pulls one off against himself while he is fantasizing about the Mary Sue protagonist.
  • Like Tenfold Shields:
    Seamus: Charged particles?
    Neville: Something Luna said. 'Cata... cataph... forget it. Something long and unfamiliar.
    Seamus: That's what she said!
  • Natural Born Mage:
    Oliver: This is it, the big one -
    Fred: That's what she said.
    Angelina: Not to you she didn't.
  • Maria Theresa was discussing Sword Fights in Rose of Versailles Abridged, and a title card read this in response to something she said.
  • One of the drabbles in the Haruhi Suzumiya fanfic Serendipity is about Ryoko's confusion regarding this trope.
  • In Shelter From the Storm the Gryffindor Quidditch team returns to the castle during a heavy rainstorm after practice.
    Angelina: I've never been so wet in my life.
    Fred/George: That's what she said.
  • In Sword Art Online Abridged, this almost kills Suguha, when Kirito unexpectedly bumps into her snacking on some muffins on their back porch.
    Kirito: Aw, crap, why'd I come in the back door?
    Suguha: [with her mouth full] OH! OH! THAFFS WHA SHE SEFF! [chokes on muffin, collapses]
  • In Waterboy Who Lived Ron follows Angelina too closely during a street Quidditch match.
    Angelina: Someone get him off!
  • Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Movie:
    • Joey's standing in the way of Yugi, who says "Joey, get your butt out of my face!" Joey comes back with "Yeah, that's what she said." Doesn't quite work, does it?
    • This same style is also in the Christmas special, where the first 'ghost' to visit Kaiba is Yugi. Kaiba eventually gets pissed off and tells Yugi to "get the hell out of my bedroom." Yugi responds with an incredibly witty: "Yeah, that's what she said."
    • And again in a Depraved Bisexual moment in What Would Yugi Do:
      Yami: Silence, slave!! Or do you want me to yank on your leash again?
      Yugi: Ouch! Not so tight, Pharoah!
      Yami: That's what she said. Or he, I could go either way, really. And that is also what she said!
    • Then there was that time Wayne Grayson completely owned LittleKuriboh using this comeback at Youmacon 2009.
      LK: Well, it's good to know that Joey is loved in various areas. [Beat] Wait a minu—
      Wayne: That's what she said!

    Film — Live-Action 

  • Implied in the Ciaphas Cain novel For the Emperor. Cain concludes a briefing with "The harder and faster you go in, the better." and notes that Sulla is whispering something to another officer and giggling. Presumably Sulla made a comment along the lines of "That's what he said."
  • In a book called A Play of Knaves, one character is getting grief from all the others about sleeping around, to the point where he's fed up with everything they say, even if it's to mock someone else. It's worth pointing out that this book series takes place largely in the 1430s.
    Ellis snapped, "Leave off with the Hewwwgo, too, will you?" "That was probably the other thing Titha said," Joliffe grinned, and added in a shrill girl's voice, "'Leave off, Ellis.'"
  • The Saint, at least in the original books, loves this. He quips "as the actress said to the bishop" or "as the bishop said to the actress" with very little provocation.
  • In Paul Robinson's book, The Takeover Man, the eponymous character is having sex with a woman whose sons became boyfriends of the twin daughters of another woman. She's having an amazing time until he has an orgasm and stops, then she says,
    "That was fantastic."
    "That's what the twins' mother said."
    She laughed. "I have to wonder about you. Is any woman safe around you?"
  • A book titled "That's What She Said: Contemporary Poetry and Fiction by Native American Women" I kid you not, folks, this is real.
  • What to Say Next: While trying to give David advice for winning over Kit, Miney says, "I'm not letting you blow this." David says, "That's what she said," a joke he learned weeks ago and has been waiting for an opportunity to use ever since.
  • Witches Abroad has Nanny thinking to herself, "Just grab the first thing you see, said the High Priest to the Vestal Virgin" (a take on the antecedent to "That's what she said," "...said the Actress to the Bishop"). A footnote indicates that this is the punchline to a joke that everyone on the Disc has forgotten.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Are You Being Served?:
    • Mr. Mash indulges in a bit of this with the perfume salesgirl in "His and Hers".
      Mr. Mash: [holding an extension cord] Here we are, then. Let's hope we don't get a short-circuit when we plug it Mae West said when she picked up the midget. I suppose it'll take a few moments to warm Mae West said to the Eskimo.
    • Lampshaded by the salesgirl when he was instructed to leave the sales floor and remarked about having to unclog a toilet.
      Salesgirl: I wonder who Mae West said that to.
  • Gender-flipped by Sgt. Fish in the "Heat Wave" episode of Barney Miller after maintenance man Beckman has completed repairs and the fan won't turn on:
    Harris: Hey it can't be turned on, it's not doing anything!
    Fish: My very words to Bernice.
  • In Bottom:
    Richie: Wait a minute. You were in love with Harry Belafonte?
    Eddie: Well, that's what she told me her name was — well, she sort of shouted it over her shoulder as she ran away into the night.
    Richie: (sigh) Oh look, let's just forget it shall we?
    Eddie: That's what she said!
    Richie: Look, let's just drop it.
    Eddie: She said that as well!
    Eddie: This is uncanny! Were you there?
  • Jake from Brooklyn Nine-Nine uses "Title of your sex tape" whenever Amy (and gradually the rest of the cast as the series goes on) says something that can be misinterpreted as a demeaning line about her sex life. He keeps it up even after he and Amy take the "Unresolved" out of their Unresolved Sexual Tension, though by that point they're both taking it in good humor.
    Amy: (in bed with Jake after their first time) I hope this wasn't a mistake.
    Jake: "I hope this wasn't a mistake," title of your sex tape. (gasps excitedly) Title of OUR sex tape!
  • In an episode of Corner Gas, Hank uses this line repeatedly in one scene, only he doesn't quite get how it's supposed to work and uses it after lines that can't be mistaken for innuendo. Suddenly Davis comes in...
    Davis: Hey Brent, your nozzle is stuck in my gas tank. It's too big, I can't get it out!
    (Everyone looks at Hank expectantly)
    Hank: What? I don't think she'd say that. Doesn't sound like her.
  • At the 2010 Country Music Association awards, hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood had this exchange about Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's engagement ring:
    Carrie: Right after they got engaged, she sent me a picture of it. And I have to say, it is beautiful and big and just perfect.
    Brad: OK, I'm sorry, I have to do it... That's what she said!
  • Father Brown: In "The Lair of the Libertines", straight-laced Mrs. McCarthy and Good Bad Girl Lady Felicia argue over who will sit on the back of the motorcycle.
    Lady Felicia: Well I can't get my legs that wide.
    Mrs. McCarthy: (dubious look)
    Lady Felicia: Oh, you really are impossible.
  • ''Fox News': In this clip, Megyn Kelly asks Janice Dean if they'll be going to bed together.
  • On Gilmore Girls Sookie say this when they look up at a gigantic house that Luke and Lorelai were contemplating buying. Lorelai repeats it not even ten seconds later and frequently puts her own spin on it by saying "Dirty" instead.
  • This exchange from House when he was describing a recent case to a class of fifth-graders:
    House: My current patient is a college student. He's actually in the hospital right now. And, yes, he really did cough up a large portion of dead lung tissue.
    Sophie: How's that even possible?
    House: That's what she said! [Beat] No, she did literally say that.
    Masters: How's that even possible?
  • How I Met Your Mother:
    • A variation occurred in Season 6:
      Barney: (as Ted is packing something) Woah, Ted, that thing you're packing's way too big to fit in that box..
      Ted: Yeah, that's what your mom said.
      Barney: HOW DARE YOU?!
      Ted: No, she actually said that.
      Barney's mom: Ted, dear, I thought I told you that won't fit in there.
  • On Lost Girl, succubus Bo gets a "That's what I said" in after Dyson says he "rode for two days straight" returning from looking for Lauren.
  • In the Married... with Children episode "Wedding Show":
    Bud: I had sex! With a girl! And I did it good!
    Kelly: Oh, my God.
    Bud: That's what she said. Twice.
  • One of Terry Gilliam's animated segments in Monty Python's Flying Circus contained a variant on this theme.
    "Charles Fatless": Then let me have your puny, scrawny little body for just fifteen minutes a day!
    Camp Gay Man: Mmmm, I've heard that one before, ducky! [Is punched squarely in the jaw]
  • On Morecambe and Wise, Eric Morecambe's version of this was, after anyone said anything that could be misconstrued as an Unusual Euphemism, to give an Aside Glance to the audience and say "There's no answer to that!"
  • NCIS: In "Sub Rosa", the seventh episode of the series, Gibbs (not DiNozzo for once) has a moment like this when Kate is thrown against him during a submarine's emergency surfacing. Cue a smirk from a watching crewman and a Death Glare from Kate.
    Kate: Wow.
    Gibbs: Yeah. That's what they all tell me.
  • NewsRadio has this when Dave & Lisa broke up, the rest unaware:
    Dave: I know it's a crummy story but someone has to do a piece on the Williamsburg Bridge renovation.
    Lisa: Give it to me, Dave. I'll take it.
    Joe: That's not the first time Dave's heard Lisa say that.
    Dave: Give it a rest.
    Bill: I'll bet that's not the first time Lisa's heard Dave say that.
    Lisa: Look you really don't want to get into this.
    Catherine: I bet Dave's never heard that one before.
    Dave: Seriously, this is a very sensitive area.
    Beth: That's what she said.
    Lisa: Okay, I'm telling them.
    Bill: And I'll bet that's not... Actually, that doesn't really work, does it?
  • The Office (UK): Appropriately for an Englishman, David Brent uses the "said the actress to the bishop" variant quite often.
  • The Office (US):
    • Michael Scott is almost pathologically incapable of resisting an opportunity to use this joke. Even in the midst of a legal deposition. In an episode when Michael is being forced by his boss to not tell inappropriate jokes around the office, Jim deliberately starts saying things that could have double meanings until he finally gives in.
      Jim: Does that include "that's what she said"?
      Michael: Mm-hmm, yes.
      Jim: Wow, that is really hard. [beat; Michael restrains himself] Do you really think you can go all day long? [another beat, now Michael is straining hard not to open his mouth] Well, you've always left me satisfied, and smiling, so...
      Michael: THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!
    • One of the DVD box-sets is titled "The Office Ultimate Package (that's what she said)".
    • In the Series Finale, just before Dwight's wedding to Angela, Michael returns to be his best man (or "Bestest Mensch"). An emotional Dwight tells him "I can't believe you came!", and Michael responds with a smile: "That's what she said."
    • After Oscar comes out, Michael proudly changes a "That's what she said" joke to a "That's what HE said".
    • The other co-workers have picked up Michael's catch phrase. Creed, Dwight (much to Michael's annoyance), Stanley (in a deleted Season 3 scene) Pam, and even Jan have all said the line during the show's run.
    • During one of Ricky Gervais's Season 7 cameos as David Brent, 'That's What She said" is namedropped by David after he meets Michael. This delights Michael, who spontaneously hugs David (despite just meeting each other).
  • In Penn & Teller: Fool Us, it's invoked by the presenter, Jonathan Ross, during the deliberations after Shawn Farquhar's magic trick (which, by the way, fooled them).
    Shawn: (...) I think magic that takes place in somebody else's hands is so much powerful than magic that takes place in our own.
    Jonathan: That's what I tell my wife all the time.
  • In Queer as Folk (US), when Brian boasts about having sex with his co-worker Kip on his desk at work, Michael tells Brian that he is "unbelievable" and is told, "That's what he said."
  • In an episode of Rules of Engagement, Russell is dating a woman who speaks in almost nothing but unintentional Double Entendre. Adam suggests that she might be the 'she' who actually says all those 'that's what she said' remarks.
  • Saturday Night Live:
    • Amy Poehler's recurring character Amber (with one leg, etc.) used it as a catchphrase. For example, when she was on America's Next Top Model:
      Tyra: Amber, it was very hard for us to find a good picture of you.
      Amber: I bet it was hard.
      Tyra: But we did our best.
      Amber: That's what she said.
      Tyra: You're not using that right.
      Amber: That's what she said.
      Tyra: Better.
    • On the season 35 episode of SNL hosted by Tina Fey, during a sketch about Tiger Woods's first game back from his sex scandal, Tina Fey plays a hooker named Ashlyn St. Cloud who says, "That's what Tiger said," after one of the commentators says, "Let's take a look at the hole through the aerial cam."
  • Scrubs has a scene where Dr. Cox refrains from talking back to his ever-hated boss, Dr. Kelso:
    Carla: That's it? You're just gonna roll over and leave it at that?
    Jordan: That is so funny, that's exactly what I said to him last night!
    Carla: Come on! Where's the passion? The anger? The hate?
    Jordan: Again! Last night!
    Carla: You've gone soft.
    Jordan: [Gasps] Okay, now it's just spooky.
  • The Sopranos Richie Aprile has a subversion with Tony where he asks Tony:
    Richie How's your sister?
    Tony Don't get cute.
    Richie What? Janice.
    Tony Oh... I thought you were baiting me. You know, "how's your sister, fuck your mother."
    Richie Nah. Come on.
  • On Sunrise On 7, A.J. Roach describes men's water polo to Edwina Barthowlmew:
    A.J. Roach: It's a great spectacle. Especially guys running around in their speedos, wrestling and pressing up against each other. So it's a good sport to watch.
    Edwina Barthowlmew: That sounds like the Greek Olympics.
  • In his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Gabriel Iglesias narrates that, rather than scold his teenage stepson Frankie, he prefers to mess with him with anything resembling affection between Gabe and Frankie's mom. Case in point, when Frankie sleeps through his loud alarm:
    Gabriel: He doesn't wanna wake up, so what I do is I get on top of the bed, and I slowly lay on top of him. Oh, and you can hear him: "AUUUUUUGH, OH GOD, YOU'RE TOO BIG! YOU'RE TOO BIG", and then I whisper in his ear, "That's what your mom said".
  • In this newscast Wendy Rieger: "It's about 7 inches too much!" Notice how she measures 17 inches.
  • In this clip, newscaster Amy Andrews hopes it's Dry Hump Day.

    Pro Wrestling 

  • Hello Cheeky often used the phrase "Your private life's your own concern!", and less commonly "There's no answer to that" to note that an innuendo had just passed by.
    John: Do you believe in fortune telling?
    Barry: I've got a crystal ball.
    John: ...Your private life's your own concern.
  • John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme: In the "October Revolution" sketch, most of Trotsky's contributions to the e-mail chain are along these lines, to Lenin's ever-increasing fury.

  • In "That's What I Told Him Last Night" from the musical Arms and the Girl, a Continental Army sergeant is giving instructions to his soldiers, and girls interject the song's title in response to such lines as "don't be scared to use your hands" and "feel your way around."
  • City of Angels uses a variant:
    Buddy: [re iron lung] Werner! Come here, try this out!
    Werner: Looks awfully small and tight.
    Buddy: Said the sailor to the girl!
  • In the Jára Cimrman play Hospoda na mýtince:
    Prisoner: ... she told me, a stranger: "Drink!" note 
    Count: That's what she said?!

    Video Games 
  • Borderlands:
    • Moxxi does this to herself.
      Moxxi: You should be able to see the prison now. It used to be an island in the ancient sea. Now it's Mr. Shank's own personal male stabbing machine — that's what she said! Heyo!
      Moxxi: Ahem. Anyway.
    • In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, we have this little gem while Jack, Roland, Lilith, and the player work to take back Helios...
      Moxxi: [to Lilith and Roland] You two need to open the path wide open or this is going to get messy.
      Lilith: Working on it! Also, that's what she said!

    Visual Novels 
  • Morgan’s epilogue of Double Homework gives this gem after the protagonist, Morgan, and Uncle Tommy put on a (bad) concert:
    Protagonist: It feels good to suck.
    Morgan: That’s what she said.

  • The B-Movie Comic has this in the intermission after the fifth movie:
    Prof. Dr.: Well that was very impressive in volume, Mr. Snuka, but unfortunately too short in duration to do much good. ...Please feel free to make "that's what she said" jokes as appropriate. Or rather, as inappropriate.
  • "She" shows up herself in this Cyanide and Happiness comic.
  • Homestuck makes a surprise turn into this territory with this conversation:
    JOHN: yes, see, there's this huge organ...
    ROXY: that is almost certainly what she said
    JOHN: oh, shush. :p
  • Spoofed in this Nedroid comic.
    Beartato: Who?
    Reginald Huh?
    Beartato: Who said that?
    Reginald: Uh...
  • This Oglaf strip uses hot river nymphs for "her".
    Commander: You have a tiny penis.
    Soldier: That's what the nymphs said.
    Soldier: About you.
  • The Order of the Stick:
    • Used here.
    • Belkar's "surprise burn" in this comic is a variation.
      Roy: I'll take dull efficiency over exciting uncertainty any day of the week.
      Belkar: Obviously, your girlfriend feels the same way.
    • There's another one is this comic
      Roy: Good. Now that we're together, I want to get inside that canyon as soon as possible.
      Belkar: And that's what you said to your girlfriend!
  • Realta: While Elowen is being introduced to the underground hideout:
    Elowen: How deep does it go?
    Fletcher: That's what she said!
    Kasi: [pushes him out an alcove]
  • Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal:
  • Skin Horse has an exchange between a tiger and a gerbil that can turn human:
    Tiger: [I'll eat you.] You'll be substantially less than a mouthful. What do you think of that?
    Artie: It's the opposite of what Tip said last night.
    Tiger: Now that's just inappropriate.
  • Strong Female Protagonist has the following dialogue between the titular hero Alison/Mega-Girl and shrinking hero Pintsize:
    Alison: Are you inside of me?
    Pintsize: That's what she said!!
    Alison: God, I hope not.
  • Sunstone: Lisa tries to make this kind of joke to Ally at one point during the last volume. It falls completely flat.
  • Undead Friend: Brigger uses this line in reaction to Mahalah's accidental innuendo.
  • xkcd:
    • One strip parodies the overeager use of the phrase here when somebody uses it in response to a something said by a woman in a highly sexualized context.
      Guy 2: That's what SHE said! (poses)
      Guy 1: Yes. Yes, it is.
      [awkward silence]
      Guy 1: I was there, dude.
    • Combined with a Your Mom joke here.
    • My Hobby: Using That's What She Said only in the most grammatically ambiguous situations.

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    Web Videos 
  • Ask That Guy revealed that the "she" in "That's what she said" is, in fact, Obscurus Lupa.
  • In CoryxKenshin's playthrough of Alcoholic Simulator, this pops up onscreen as a Freeze-Frame Bonus after he exclaims "Why is it not going in?".
  • Kuro Komix parodied this to the point of absurdity at the end of Episode VI of their LP of Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit - such to the point that Outrag3d Cr4wd4d actually walked out of the room and Dan Genesis was laughing too hard to continue commentating.
  • Mario Party TV is not opposed to saying this phrase. Mr. Doom prefers the phrase "that's what I told her."
  • Markiplier does this on many occasions in his Let's Plays. His "Waxing Challenge" video (and by extension, his 11th highlight video) has a "That's What She Said" counter instead of him actually saying the phrase. The counter explodes when it reaches 21.
  • Upon getting a thick envelope mailed to him, Matthew Santoro said, "This is thick... this is thick! That's what she said.".
  • The one true catchphrase of Necroscope.
  • The Nostalgia Chick review of Labyrinth (already famed for its kind of creepy sexual under [and sometimes over-, around- and totally-enveloping-] tones) uses this phrase enough times to keep both hands busy... for counting. The only problem is that the little gag running across the screen didn't turn up when she pulls one off.
  • Plinkett of RedLetterMedia said some lines in his reviews that got some girls going "That's what he said!", much to his annoyance. He eventually captures them, drags them down to his basement, and forces them to assemble five jigsaw puzzles (with the pieces all dumped into one big pile and mixed up!) in a time span of only one hour, with the penalty of being stuffed into a tiny fridge filled with flesh-eating cockroaches if they fail.
  • Wil Wheaton on his Geek & Sundry show TableTop, introducing the game Elder Sign: "That's a lot of tentacles... is what she said."
  • "Throughout history, the Tall Man has been terrorising anyone who harms his wood".

    Western Animation 
  • Archer:
    • A Running Gag involves using the word "Phrasing" as a variant.
      Malory: You wanna play me hard?
      Archer: Phrasing.
      Malory: Well, you'd better nut up.
      Archer: Phraaaasing.
      Malory: Because I've swallowed just as much as I can take from you!
      Archer: HEY! PHRASING!
    • When it briefly looks like no one in the group is doing "Phrasing" anymore, Archer tries to pay homage to the original by trying to make "Said Ripley to the android Bishop" the new thing. It doesn't take.
    • Am episode does a parody of the movie Fantastic Voyage in which Archer and his team have been put into a small submarine that has been miniaturized and injected into an artery so it can attack a blood clot in the brain of a patient. The ship uses a laser to cut into an artery to proceed through to the clot, the navigator tells the pilot "Okay, now just slide it in very easy," and the pilot says, "Is it all right if I say, 'That's what she said'?"
  • In the Beavis And Butthead episode "Comedians," Butt-head asks "is that what she said?" when the audience tells him to get off (the stage) when he performs stand-up comedy.
  • In Chowder, Gazpacho says this once, followed by "She didn't say that."
  • Defied in Family Guy, when Peter and Brian are putting together a crib:
    Brian: Insert rod support A into slot B.
    Peter: That's what she—
    Brian: If you say "That's what she said" one more time, I swear I'm gonna pop you.
  • Futurama: In the episode "Spanish Fry", Lrr from Omicron Persei 8 is threatening to remove certain appendages from Fry to be used as an alien aphrodisiac. Of course it used this phrase:
    Fry: But in this case, I just don't think it's going to work.
    Bender: That's what she said. Whooooo!
  • In an episode of King of the Hill, a new co-worker at Strickland Propane, voiced by Ben Stiller, says this ad nauseam, until Hank washes his mouth out with soap. The episode's title? "That's What She Said", of course.

    Real Life 


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