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Every hostile NPC, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

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Used by Genre Savvy characters to point out that, if this were a movie, a trope would be coming into play right about now, or just to show how well they know the other character(s) in the scene. Sometimes, but not always, they are proven right. A type of Lampshade Hanging and frequently a case of Leaning on the Fourth Wall. Sometimes ends up with the characters being Wrong Genre Savvy or being wrong in some other way. And sometimes, it's the kind of discussion about tropes that doesn't involve claiming that the trope is about to manifest (though even then, the trope often does come into play immediately, just like the version where a Genre Savvy character is making a prediction about what happens next).

Not to be confused with In Which a Trope Is Described. Compare Pre-emptive Declaration.

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    Anime & Manga (This is the part where shows are animated and comics are published in Japan.) 
  • Sailor Moon: When Rei's grandfather is turned into a Youma and attacks her, she states something akin to "This is the part where he recognizes me" while being choked by him. She's wrong and Usagi has to bail her out.
  • Ren/Len during the Shaman King dub: "This is the part where I admit we have to work together."
  • Maya to her crew in Occult Academy: "In the movies, everyone who says those lines dies."
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Early on, Louise gets angry over something and storms off, expecting her boyfriend Saji to chase after her in concern. He doesn't. "This is where you're supposed to come after me!"
  • Marginal #4 - When L and R point out in the first episode that they don't have enough members to make a club, Atom tells them they do have a fourth member - Rui's transferring to their school. He saw someone on the way to school wearing their uniform, with blue hair, so following the pattern in a manga, it's probably Rui (to which L remarks that that would mean Atom will be falling in love soon). As it turns out, the transfer student isn't Rui - but Rui transferred in earlier that week. And the other blue-haired getting mistaken for Rui becomes a Running Gag.

    Comic Books (This is the part where characters are drawn with their own dialogue in speech bubbles in a book.) 
  • Bigfoot & Gray on the Run: Gray says a variant of this to himself when the emergency system on his spaceship informs him that he's about to crash into Earth.
    "I think now would be a good time to scream. AAHHHHHHHH!"
  • PS238: "I suppose this is the point where I tell you that you won't get away with this?"

    Fan Works (This is the part where we write our own stories of canon media.) 
  • In the Mass Effect fic The Translation in Blood:
    Shepard: (to her mother, Rear Admiral Hannah Shepard) Is this where I make a joke about you being a rear admiral?
  • In Chapter 9 of Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum, when Sal hints to Harry Potter and his friends that Sal knows about Sirius being in Monte Carlo, Sal then gives Harry Potter a quick lesson in denying by saying "This is not the part where you go suspiciously quiet, Potter. This is the part where all four of you look confused and say that you don't know what I'm talking about."

    Films — Animation (This is the part where we animate movies.) 
  • Shrek:
    • In the first film, Shrek roars at some would-be ogre hunters. When he sees them paralyzed with fear, he prompts them to retreat with a stage-whisper of "This is the part where you run away." This gets an apt Call-Back in Shrek Forever After.
    • The signs Lord Farquaad's guards use to prompt audience reactions at his wedding to Fiona would fall into this as well.
  • Disney's animated Robin Hood (1973) (the one with the talking animals) has Maid Marian, Lady Cluck, and some of the Nottingham children playing make-believe as Robin Hood and Prince John. Lady Cluck tells the boy playing Robin that "This is the part where you drag your lady fair off to Sherwood Forest."
  • Toy Story: Woody and Buzz are duct-taped to a firework and shooting off into the sky
    Woody: This is the part where we blow up!
    Buzz: Not today! (triggers his space wings, cutting them loose)

    Films — Live-Action (This is the part where actors act out their parts live for movies.) 
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off: "Here's where Cameron goes berserk." Also known as the part where Cameron's soul snaps like a Twix bar.
  • Mortal Kombat: The Movie: "This is where you fall down." Used twice by Johnny Cage, first during what seems like a fight against a group of mooks and it looks like Cage is trying to spare the last mook but actually turns out to be a movie set (and the actor playing the mook in a choreographed fight missed his cue to fall down, which ruined the take), and then again at the end of the fight against Goro, when the four-armed behemoth is hanging off a cliff, and Johnny speaks the line just before Goro's hand slips and he falls to his death.
  • Magnolia:
    Phil: I know this sounds silly, and I know that I might sound ridiculous... like this is the scene of the movie... where the guy is trying to get a hold of the long-lost son, y'know, but this is that scene. This is that scene. And I think they have those scenes in movies because they're true. Y'know, because they really happen. And you gotta believe me, this is really happening. I mean, I can give you my number and you can go check with whoever you gotta check with and call me back. But do not leave me hanging on this. Please. I'm just — please. See... this is the scene of the movie where you help me out.
  • From Robin Hood: Men in Tights: "Prepare for the fight scene!"
  • Unbreakable: In the very end, Elijah Price says "I think this is where we shake hands," which leads directly to The Reveal.
  • Tim Burton's Batman (1989):
    Joker: And now comes the part where I relieve you, the little people, of the burden of your failed and useless lives.
  • In Bruges:
    Marie: Why don't you both put your guns down and go home?
    Harry: Don't be stupid! This is the shootout.
  • Scream could practically be renamed This is The Part Where: The Movie, given its entire purpose was to poke fun at and lampshade horror movie tropes.
  • Serenity:
    Mal: [to the Operative] I guess this is the part where you say your famous last words. Only one problem. I'm not gonna kill you.
  • Forrest Whitaker's character does this towards the end of Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. He seems amused when Louie, (the Mafia boss he's worked for as a contract killer) confronts him on an empty city street while a nearby church bell rings, and says "What is this, Louie High Noon?" After another moment he adds "This is the final shootout scene."
  • Stardust, by Captain Shakespeare: "This is the part where you tell me who you are and why you're up here."
  • Austin Powers in Goldmember: Austin's father, superspy Nigel Powers, knows he's invincible, and says so to Dr. Evil's mooks, telling them to just hit the floor.
  • In Nobody's Fool, Sully (Paul Newman) is driving on the sidewalk in order to get Rub (Pruitt Taylor Vince) to come back. When Officer Raymer (Philip Seymour Hoffman) sees this, he orders Sully to stop and get out of the car. Sully's response: "This is where a smart person would get out of the car." He doesn't.
  • George of the Jungle has the porters' reaction when the villain Lyle suffers some Toilet Humor slapstick with some elephant dung:
    N'Dugo: Bad guy falls in poop! Classic element of physical comedy! Now comes the part where we throw our heads back and laugh! Ready?
  • My Favorite Year: "I guess this is the kissing part of the movie."
  • Well-versed in Tuxedo and Martini Spy Fiction in the way of the older James Bond films, Harry and Valentine both note this about a few elements of the story in Kingsman: The Secret Service. Unfortunately, Valentine has no intention of making a convoluted Death Trap, so his first example falls under Well, This Is Not That Trope. In the end, Valentine even lampshades the Bond One-Liner (really a Pre-Mortem One-Liner in context) and asks for one from Eggsy, pleased when he gets a Meaningful Echo.
  • In The Martian, the head of NASA anticipates the head of the JPL's response to his Scotty Time demand.
  • The historian in Monty Python and the Holy Grail:
    Defeat at the castle seemed to have totally disheartened King Arthur. The ferocity of the French taunting took him completely by surprise, and Arthur was convinced that a new strategy was required if the quest for the Holy Grail was to be brought to a successful conclusion. Arthur, having consulted his closest knights, felt that they should separate and search for the Grail individually. This now is what they did. No sooner—-(he is cut down by a knight's sword passing through)
  • In The Faculty, after the group's harrowing first experience with an alien we get this gem
    Stokely: This usually the point where someone says "Let's get the fuck outta here".
    Stan: Let's get the fuck outta here.
  • Happens many times in The Book of Masters, but special mention goes to the scene where Ivan comes to Baba Yaga for advice. They quote the usual "Baba-Yaga-meets-hero" text from Russian fairytales word-to-word, until they get to the part where the witch is supposed to feed him and put him to bed.
    Baba Yaga: You scoundrel. Are we going through the whole procedure or what? But bear in mind: I don't have any food!
  • Doctor Strange. Dr Strange doesn't cope well with the loss of fine motor function in his hands, and lashes out at his former girlfriend Christine when she argues that he should stop chasing after a miracle cure and accept his disability.
    Christine: There are other things that can give your life meaning.
    Dr. Stephen Strange: Like what? Like you?
    Christine: This is the part where you apologize.
    Dr. Stephen Strange: This is the part where you leave.
  • In Muppets Most Wanted, Kermit's Evil Doppelgänger Constantine discovers that his henchman, Dominic Badguy, is about to make off with the crown jewels of England, with Dominic stating that this is the part of the story where he turns against Constantine. However, Constantine ends up being prepared for such an event and ejects Dominic out of the escape chopper.

    Literature (This is the part where we print stories in books, with or without pictures.) 
  • Crooked Kingdom: At one point, Kaz asks the rest of the Crows where they think the money from the heist at the end of Six of Crows went, with the responses being "guns", "ships", "bombs", and "political bribes". It ends with this exchange as part of a Brick Joke for the "What's the easiest way to steal a man's wallet?" scene from Six of Crows.
    Nina: This is where you tell us how awful we are.
    Matthias: They all seem like practical choices.
  • Used to effect by Hazel from The Fault in Our Stars where she lists out cliches and tropes from cancer movies/books and says, "Were [the event happening at the moment] from one of those movies/books, this would be the part where [insert common cliche/trope that happens in the movies/books]."
  • In the Star Trek novel Hollow Men, minor villain Mexh Brixhta is intercepted by two members of Section 31. Preparing to flee, he suggests that this is the point where he makes an unlikely but dramatic escape. Unfortunately for him, it isn’t.
  • The Dresden Files:
  • Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye (1953): when Philip Marlowe is first questioned by Sergeant Green and Detective Dayton, he says "This is where I say, 'What's this all about?' and you say, 'We ask the questions.'"
  • The Night Fire: Laurie Lee Wells, an actress with some minor television credits, lets detectives Bosch and Ballard into her apartment.
    Wells: I hate to say this because I've actually played this part in a TV show, but "What's this about?"
  • Seven Stars: In the chapter "The Trouble With Barrymore", the anonymous private eye narrator-protagonist (who may or may not be Philip Marlowe) is interrogated by the villain and his goons. At one point early on, he remarks that this is the part where he says he doesn't know what they're talking about and then they try to beat it out of him for a couple of hours — the point being, he tells them, that he really doesn't know what they're talking about and he doesn't want to waste their time.

    Live-Action TV (This is the part where actors act out their parts live on television.) 
  • Angel:
    • In "Not Fade Away", Lindsey invokes this trope and adds, "Here's the twist: I'm in".
    • Spike is being haunted by a malevolent spirit in "Hell Bound".
      Spike: Is this the part where I say, "Who's there?" And something creepy happens?
      [a black shadow glides quickly across the room]
      Spike: Thought so.
    • Fred reveals that she's split up with her boyfriend Gunn, then watches wide-eyed as Wesley moves in for the kill.
      Wesley: I think this is the part where I'm supposed to say I'm sorry, and I'm really trying to be, but...
    • "Apocalypse Nowish":
    Angel: "Normally, this would be the part where I'd make a grand threat."
    Cordelia: "Wait. Angel, before you go we have to do that thing."
    Angel: "What thing?"
    Cordelia: "That thing we do. You know that thing where I say 'Are you sure you know what you're doing, Angel, please think about this' and then you ignore me and rush head long into trouble?"
  • The trope is constantly evoked in Community by Abed, who sees the world through the lens of pop culture.
  • Doctor Who:
    • In "Utopia", the Master taunts the Doctor whilst stealing his TARDIS: "Now, why don't we stop and have a nice little chat while I tell you all my plans and you can work out a way to stop me, I don't think!"
    • In "The Vampires of Venice", Rory isn't surprised the TARDIS is bigger on the inside, because he's been reading up. The Doctor isn't happy: "I like the bit where they say it's bigger on the inside. I always look forward to that."
    • During "The Time of Angels" cliffhanger, River tells the Doctor "No pressure, but this is usually when you have a really good idea."
    • In "The Doctor's Wife" the TARDIS, temporarily given humanoid form, but still possessing trans-temporal knowledge of its entire past and future, remarks to the Doctor that "I'll always be here, but this is when we talked, and now even that has come to an end."
    • In "Flatline", the Doctor is trapped inside the TARDIS so his companion Clara has to take on his role, with the Doctor talking her through it. As a result, this trope happens a lot.
  • Lost: "Is this the part where I say 'I told you so'?"
  • Malcolm in the Middle: "This is where something good happens...finally"
  • Sylar in Heroes: "This is usually the part where people start screaming."
  • Foyle's War, episode "Bleak Midwinter": "Is this the bit where I'm supposed to say I cut myself shaving?"
    • CSI: NY uses this one too, in "Turbulence."
  • This is the part on Scrubs where Dr. Kelso responds vitriolically to a request for a favor:
    Dr. Kelso: Well, I haven't had my coffee yet so I'm finding it hard coming up with a more colorful way to say "who gives a crap?" (Beat) Actually that wasn't half bad.
  • The West Wing
    • Used by President Bartlett when he's had his fill of his electoral opponent's lowbrow snottiness:
      Bartlet: In the future, if you're wondering, 'Crime, boy, I don't know' is when I decided to kick your ass.
    • Also:
      Josh: Look, it's not going to be a big deal...
      Donna: Isn't that what we always say, just before it becomes a big deal?
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • In "Lie To Me" Buffy's old school crush Ford comes to town, and he uses this trope constantly while putting his Evil Plan into action (which rather annoys Spike) — toward the end we see this is his way of imposing some control on a world that has made him terminally ill at a young age.
    • The trope is Played for Laughs in "Killed By Death".
      Xander: So, is this the part where we say, what can we do to help?
      (answer cut to Xander and Cordelia breaking into the hospital records room)
      Cordelia: (whispers) You had to ask that, didn't you?
    • Used dramatically in "All The Way" when Giles saves Dawn and her friend from teenage vampires they snuck out to meet.
      Dawn: Is this the part where you tell me you're not angry, just disappointed?
      Giles: More or less. Except for the part about me not being angry.
    • In "Dead Things", when Buffy and Spike realise they're having a Friendship Moment after sex, Spike notes this is usually the part "where you kick me in the head and run off, virtue fluttering". Later when Buffy comes up with an excuse to leave, he mutters with bitter resignation, "And she's off..."
  • Future!Ted does this all the time on How I Met Your Mother. Especially in "Dowisetrepla", where his 20/20 hindsight allows him to telegraph every terrible decision the gang made back during the events of the episode, and tell his kids what they should have done instead.
  • In Power Rangers Operation Overdrive, Dax says of a Let's Split Up, Gang! moment that it was just like that part in a horror movie where everyone splits up and gets whacked one at a time. Nobody listens to him, of course. One Ranger ends up getting kidnapped.
  • Power Rangers Megaforce - Noah tells the Monster of the Week "This is the part where you say goodbye!" before hitting him with the powers of five different Blue Rangers.
  • In the Wishbone episode "Furst Impressions", the rendition of Pride and Prejudice had this about two-thirds of the way through as Mr. Darcy (Wishbone) tries to convince Elizabeth not to throw him out.
    Mr. Darcy: I know I seem rude, but I'm really just the nicest guy — Is this the part where you close the door in my face? (Elizabeth closes the door in his face.) Yes, it is.
  • The whole point of the Hannah Montana song "If We Were a Movie".
  • In The X-Files, after Skinner shows the Cigarette-Smoking Man that this time Skinner is the one holding the upper hand:
    Skinner: This is where you pucker up and kiss my ass!
  • There's a pop-cultured serial killer named Walker in the Masters of Horror episode "Pick Me Up". When Walker chases down one of his victims through the woods, he notes that she must know how this scenario ends if she's seen The Texas Chainsaw Massacre — both versions.
  • Sherlock, in "His Last Vow", Magnusson pulls this sarcastically on Sherlock and John, revealing that he knows their plan and it won't work.
  • In the first season finale of The Wire, Lester and Bunk go to an old co-worker of Lester's to try and tap Levy's phone so they can get a line on who shot Kima, but the co-worker turns them down. As Bunk and Lester are about to leave, the co-worker says, "Isn't this supposed to be the time you tell me how all-fired fucking important this is?" They do, and then he helps them as they asked.
  • In the Star Trek pilot episode "The Cage", Captain Pike is captured by the Talosians, who note that, after hurling himself in frustration at the glass, Pike will now threaten them with the power of his starship. Hearing this, Pike chooses a more diplomatic (but equally futile) approach.
  • One clip on World's Dumbest... features a demonstration involving an RPG launcher. As an army officer fiddles with the launcher, the man filming it says "This is where it gets interesting" right before the launcher goes off and shoots a hole in the roof. Fortunately, it's not armed with a live round, so there's no fiery explosion.
  • Person of Interest.
    • Sameen Shaw is tasered, kidnapped, drugged and tied up by fellow sociopathic killer Root. When Root sets her free after proposing an Enemy Mine alliance, Shaw puts a knife to Root's throat, leans close and says this is the part where Root explains why she won't get her throat cut.
    • And again in the final episode.
    Shaw: Is this the part where you tell me that I should live out the rest of my days in peace? Grow an herb garden or something?
  • On Gilmore Girls, in the first season episode "Forgiveness and Stuff", Luke drives Lorelai to the hospital when she finds out her father suddenly collapsed and had to be rushed there. During the car ride, Lorelai tells Luke this is the part where she's supposed to talk about all the happy childhood memories she had of her father, and how he'd always be bringing her stuff, but that's not how her father was (though she takes care to mention her father worked hard and took care of his family). Later, at the hospital, when the normally cynical Luke starts talking about unicorns and happy things, freaking Lorelai out, Luke admits this is the part where he's supposed to be cheering her up.
  • In The Librarians 2014 episode "And the Heart of Darkness" the team investigate a haunted house, and as they encounter multiple strange phenomena Ezekiel mentions "this is exactly the point in the movie where the guy in the audience says, 'get the hell out'" and laments how no one listens to the guy in the movies that wants to leave.

    Music (This is the part where people play songs.) 
  • The song "I Hate this Part" by the Pussycat Dolls.
    • "I know this is the part where the end starts..."
  • Alesana's "This Is Usually The Part Where People Scream"
    Singer: (whispering) This is the part where you are supposed to scream.
    Screamer: (screaming) This is the part where you are supposed to scream!
  • "The Grunge Song" by Radio Free Vestibule has a lot of fun with this.
  • The Midnight Beast's parody of "Tik Tok": "This is the part where the song breaks down / This is the part where the drums go POW..."
  • "Please Play This Song on the Radio" by NOFX:
    "The only problem we had was writing enough words / (oooh aaah) / But that's okay, because the chorus is / Coming up again now"
  • "Gotta Sing High" by Kenny White.
  • "This Is The Chorus" by Morris Minor and the Majors.
  • Several songs by Mitch Benn, including "West End Musical" and "Boy Band".
  • "My Defiance" by Comet Gain ends each verse with "Here comes the chorus now!"
  • "#1 Radio $ingle" by Psychostick is an entire song of this trope. "This is the part of the song where I talk about emotions / And this is the part of the song where I sing about how I feel so cold inside / And this is where, my producer told me / to say yeah".
  • "Metal by Numbers" by Brian Posehn has Brian doing this with the mosh part, only to be left hanging for 30 seconds.
  • "This is Letting Go" by Rise Against contains the line "This is the part where the needle skips and the chorus plays like a sink that drips" and continues to describe the action of the repeating note "Until now"
  • Ariana Grande: "This is/the part where I break free..."
  • Mentioned in the lyrics that begin the bridge to Five Finger Death Punch's "Gold Gutter."
    Hohoho-ahahaha! This is my favorite part of the movie!
    No, not fading to black.
    This is where you fuckin' scream!

    Theater (This is the part where actors perform on stage.) 
  • "The Song That Goes Like This" from Spamalot has it right there in the title. And the chorus.
  • The Lady from the Sea has the rather Medium Aware artist Lyngstrand, who invokes it while telling another character (Hilde Wangel) exactly what will happen next:
    Tonight, he will come for her...

    Video Games (This is the part where games are played on consoles.) 
  • In The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, if a battle drags on, hostile NPCs will sometimes yell (among other things): "This is the part where you fall down and bleed to death!" Sometimes not even if the battle drags on. This speech is declared acceptable by the game's coding for use a war cry, therefore there are some enemies in the game who believe that their MERE EXISTENCE is enough to ensure your mutilation and death. And more often than not, the line will be spoken seconds before exactly that happens to the hostile NPC. Hilarious the first couple of times.
    "This is the part when you fall down and— HURK"
  • Paine occasionally starts a special attack in Final Fantasy X-2 by saying "This is the part where you get hurt."
  • In the concluding video of Zork: Grand Inquisitor, Jack catches a falling Lucy and starts babbling, prompting her response: "Shh. This is the part where we kiss." Also qualifies as a "Shut Up" Kiss.
  • In Uncharted 2: Among Thieves:
    Flynn: [to Elena] Sorry love, this isn't a movie, and you're not the plucky girl who reforms the villain and saves the day. It's just not done like that. [primes hand grenade]
  • OVER and OVER and OVER again in Spider-Man 2 (the Video Game). "This is the part where you fall down."
  • From Ratchet & Clank, "Alright, this is the part where you take out the henchmen, then chase Maxmillion out of the bar! Try to make it look real, alright? ACTION!"
  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions:
    Amazing Spidey: I've seen enough scary movies to know that this is the moment when the monster jumps out. (Sandman arrives). I knew it!
  • Portal 2 combines this with Parrot Exposition, Department of Redundancy Department, and Overly Long Gag.
    GLaDOS: Well. This is the part where he kills us.
    Wheatley: Hello! This is the part where I kill you!
    On-screen text: Chapter 9: The Part Where He Kills You
    BGM: The Part Where He Kills You
    Popup window: Achievement Unlocked: The Part Where He Kills You. Achievement Flavor Text: This is that part.
  • Collect all 25 crystals in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, and the cutscene right before the Final Boss will start out with Cortex laughing to himself, and delivering this line:
    Cortex: I'm sorry. This is the part where I'm supposed to be angry. Full of rage. Incensed beyond belief. Once again, you have outsmarted and outspun my best henchmen. I should be rather upset, shouldn't I?
  • Grim Fandango has this memorable exchange between Manny and the Big Bad Hector LeMans, near the very end of the game:
    Manny: Is this where you tell me all about your secret plan, Hector? How you stole Double-N tickets from innocent souls, pretended to sell them but really hoarded them all for yourself in a desperate attempt to get out of the Land of the Dead?
    Hector: No. (turns around and shoots Manny) This is where you writhe around in excruciating pain for about an hour because that idiot Bowlsley ran off with all the fast-acting Sproutella.
  • Dragon Age: Origins:
    Alistair: This is where we're all shocked to discover you've never had a friend your entire life.
  • Watch_Dogs: During one of Aiden's later monologues:
    Aiden Pearce: Quinn's dead. This is the part where I'm supposed to say I feel empty, right? I'd be lying to myself. I finally feel I can breathe again.

    Web Animation (This is the part where animation is done online.) 
  • RWBY:
    • There is Cardin Winchester, a bully who takes pleasure in tormenting and picking on others. His first line (during his fight with Jaune in the beginning of Jaunedice Part 1)? "This is the part where you lose."
    • In the fourth Volume, when Blake catches Sun as he falls out of the sky, he quips "My hero!" Later, he catches Blake when she falls, and says "This is the part where you say it." Blake just rolls her eyes and goes back to fighting.

    Webcomics (This is the part where comics are done online.) 
  • 8-Bit Theater: Sarda is explaining his reasons for helping the Light Warriors take a level in Badass even though he wants to kill them oh so badly. In this case, it's not quite trope awareness as, due to a Stable Time Loop, his younger self is watching the scene play out.
    Black Mage: Wait a second. If you hate us so much, then why'd you give us all those quests that just made us stronger than ever?
    Sarda: Isn't it obvious? No, of course it's not, because this is where I have to explain it to you.
  • Arthur, King of Time and Space 2.0 here:
    Nimue: See, this is the point where the monster always jumps out.
    Merlin: That only happens in stories.
    Nimue: That's what they always say in the stories.
  • The Whiteboard:
    • When describing to Red how her day has been so far on her first paintball game, Pirta says she's there because a refrigerator launched by an explosion, the restaurant she was working at was shut down due to contamination with some kind of toxic waste, and that she was brought out to the paintball field against her will. After a panel without a response, she comments that that's the time for him to show shock and dismay. He replies that except for the fridge part, her description of events was pretty normal for Doc's crew.
    • Doc to Cara during their first meeting, after he explains why everyone who knows him is reacting so strangely to her.
      Doc: "This is the part where you're supposed to run away, screaming."
      Cara: "Was it? Oh, I'm sorry. I seem to be working with a different script."
  • Dumbing of Age:
    Blaine: I don't think either of you recognize that [Mike's] alone, there's no hope, and so this is the end.
    Mike: And I don't think you recognize... that's the moment the superhero shows up.

    Web Original (This is the part where work originates online.) 

    Western Animation (This is the part where shows are animated.) 
  • Justice League:
    • In "Injustice for All", Superman is trying to interrogate Copperhead, and failing miserably as the villain gives him nothing but insolent backtalk:
      Copperhead: [sarcastic] Ooooh, this must be the part where I get so scared I spill my guts!
    • In "Divided We Fall", Brainithor creates a set of drones to fight the Justice League, molding them in the image of the League's alternate-universe counterparts the Justice Lords, who became despots after the Lex Luthor of that universe killed the Flash and was subsequently killed by Superman in revenge. When Superman is about to destroy his Justice Lord copy, it shifts into Lex's form and says "This is the part where you kill me, right?", causing Superman to hesitate long enough for it to (almost) turn the tables. At the end of the episode, the depowered Lex Luthor faces an angry Superman who thinks he's just seen his universe's Flash die and says "I was mistaken earlier... I think this is the part where you kill me."
  • A great line in Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys when the brain-pun-spouting cyborg monkey Dragon, Rhesus II, catches up to the heroes in a Humongous Mecha:
    Rhesus II: This is the part where I say something clever, then kill you. [Beat] Sorry. Nothing clever comes to mind. [opens fire; cut to commercial]
  • The Avatar: The Last Airbender episode "The Crossroads of Destiny" has this line: "Now comes the part where I double-cross you." It doesn't come true.
  • The Simpsons:
    • Parodied/subverted when an effort to get rid of a trampoline sees Homer trapped on a cliff-ledge that is just aching to crumble away:
      Homer: If this were a cartoon, the cliff would fall off now.
      [scene fades to what is obviously a long time later; it is dark, and Homer is still there]
      Homer: [whining] I'm thirsty!
      [the cliff falls off]
    • Combined with I Am Not Shazam in a montage, with Bart in "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment":
      "This is where Jaws eats the boat!"
      "This is where Die Hard jumps through the window!"
      "This is where Wall Street gets arrested!"
  • Jimmy Two-Shoes: When Beezy's being dragged to the altar for a Shotgun Wedding, he exclaims "This is the part where I'm rescued, the wedding comes to an abrupt end, I get my old life back!" It doesn't happen.
  • A Halloween episode of Phineas and Ferb featured a haunted house that ended with all the monsters just being effects. Phineas then says that this is the part where something supernatural is Real After All, but that doesn't happen.
  • Gravity Falls:
  • Kid Cosmic: In Episode 6, after Kid learns about how his "big win" was really just Engineered Heroics, Jo tries to apologize to him by saying that this is the part of the story where everyone says sorry and that they love each other. Kid rebuffs her apology, letting her know that forgiveness doesn't come so easily after one's been decieved.
    Kid: This isn't a comic book, Jo. This is real life.
  • In Castlevania (2017), after parting from her family, Sypha turned to Trevor for emotional support, lamenting that she was now alone. When his response to her proved lacking, she remarked that this was the part where he was supposed to tell her that she wasn't alone.

And this is the part where we add a stinger.


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This is where...

Manny confronts Hector on if he's about to explain his evil plan, until Hector retorts that this is where he instead shoots Manny.

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