We know this. But it's still a joy to watch.
A bad guy will taunt, cajole, or in some way try to deceive the good guy/s with big words, possibly flowery language, or good ol' fashioned Trash Talk. But the good guy/s will have none of it. Instead, they'll snatch a word out of the enemy's tirade, tack a hard, defiant, "THIS!" to the end of it, and unload on their enemies.
In lowbrow games of Volleying Insults, "this" is one's crotch, indicated with a gesture so the other doesn't miss the point.
Compare/Contrast with I Will Show You X, in using someone's own wording in a retort to them, except that I Will Show You X is more specifically about what the character saying it will DO, whereas in Verb This there's no "I" in it and it could just as easily be referring to some external circumstance. Also compare/contrast with Oh God, with the Verbing!, where the speaker is expressing exasperation with someone's wording and implying that he's heard it too many times already.
- Code Geass R2: In the last episode of the English dub, after Anya blows up his unique Knightmare and states "committing to memory", Jeremiah Gottwald yells "MEMORIZE THIS!!" as he jumps out of the Knightmare in a smaller Knightmare, and lands on her robot.
- Transformers Energon: TF Wiki keeps what it calls the "pain count," each episode's uses of any piece of the series' repetitive dialogue. Turns out in the Japanese version only, someone will yell "Eat this!" before attacking at least Once an Episode.
- Naruto Shippuden: Naruto says "Eat THIS!" before slamming a Rasen Shuriken in Kakuzu's back. Much later on, in the manga, he reacts to the Kyuubi's rant on how Naruto will never be able to control his power by yelling "Control THIS!" and ramming him into the ground and throwing a Rasen-Shuriken at him.
- To date, really any shonen anime uses this, if not a lot. Just know that someone will eventually say "KURAE YAGARE!"
- Or just "Kurae!", really. (Literally, "eat," but "eat this!" is the meaning when yelled as one word by someone flinging a Kamehame Hadoken at you. Also gets translated as "take this" or "chew on this" or similar for variety's sake, because you will hear it two or three times per fight.)
- From Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Simon attacks the enemy with a giant drill - just for a change — in a legendary display of Ham-to-Ham Combat:
Simon: Eat this!!!
- Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: Panty Anarchy delivers one of these as a Pre-Mortem One-Liner to the ghost of the week in "The Diet Syndrome".
Panty: What, thought you could bake all those cakes and not eat 'em too? Choke on this, Pippi Long Titties!
- In Bleach, Sui-Feng says, "Analyze this." before blasting BG9 with her Bankai, given BG9 frequently talked about his Awesomeness by Analysis.
- In Tekkonkinkreet, White announces "Light this!" before setting the Alien on fire.
- Shadowland had a huge fight with Daredevil, Shang-Chi, Iron Fist, Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, Wolverine, ninjas, and all sorts of assorted hand-to-hand and melee fighting. The whole thing is put to a stop by The Punisher, who blows his way into the scene, whips out a machinegun, and declares, "Kung Fu This," before opening fire and putting an end to the fight.
- Empowered: "Mong this, motherfucker!"
- Subverted in Iron Man (v1) #279 — when Iron Man confronts the alien overlord Ronan the Accuser, his enemy at one point utters the perfect set-up line "None may defy the judgment of—" to which Iron Man responds with "Judge this!" and gives him all hell with his repulsors at full power (normally enough to level, oh, a medium-sized office building). Unfortunately, this barely manages to make Ronan stagger a single step backwards, and he responds, seemingly even without sarcasm: "I find it... insufficient."
- In Archie Sonic issue #74, the page image is provided after the freedom fighters discover Robotnik after previously thinking he was dead, and later discover Robotnik's plan to deprive creatures of their free will to get them to work in his factories.
- Ultimate Spider-Man: "Define this, Fuzzball!" It was All Just a Dream in an Imagine Spot, though.
- In Marvel Zombies 3 Jennifer Kale tells Zombie Deadpool to "Healing factor this!" as she splatters him in the propeller of an airboat.
- Scooby Apocalypse has this exchange from Issue 23:
Monster: Suck on your bones!Cliffy: Suck on this, you son of a bitch! (stabs monster)
- Kuyou Suou in Kyon: Big Damn Hero, when an Alternate Universe version of herself tries to force her to "synchronize" (read: being assimilated):
- From Bajor to the Black, Part II: Eleya blows up a group of Borg drones with an overloaded phaser.
Eleya: Adapt to that, you son of a whore.
- Kage includes a rare version where this is done by an Anti-Villain on Hero Antagonists: when Irma and Hay Lin laugh at Jade during their second confrontation, she mutters "Laugh at this, dorks" before she forces them on defensive with a rain of shuriken.
- Hinata in Chunin Exam Day. She pulls it off when battling Yoroi, yelling, "Drain this!" - effectively half of what Naruto had said to her prior ("Let's see him drain this!") - while stabbing Yoroi in the stomach three feet through.
- TRON fanfic, "Triad". Master Control makes an offer to the captive Flynn that he could be a well-placed servant in the User world once Master Control takes over both worlds. Flynn's reply is "Process this" and a one-finger statement.
- Fate/Harem Antics: After shooting Lancer/Scathach in the leg, Archer/Sir Francis Drake attempts to finish her off with Golden Wild Hunt (a cannon barrage from her fleet of ships) and declares, "Let's see you dodge this with a hole in your leg!" Lancer tries to avoid it despite her injury, but doesn't get far and is saved when Shielder jumps in and blocks the attack with Lord Camelot.
- Strange Magic:
The Bog King: I don't want the love potion, I want to eradicate it!
Marianne: Eradicate this!
- In the Looney Tunes short film, "Bugs and Daffy's Carnival of the Animals", when Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck narrate Ogden Nash's poem about the kangaroo, we get this part:
Bugs: [recites] "Those with cookbooks..."
Daffy: [recites back] "...as well as boomerangs..." Rhyme that!
Bugs: [finishes] "Prefer him in tasty kangaroo-meringues." [gives a "Take That!" Kiss at Daffy, who looks unamused]
Daffy: [aside] "Kangaroo-meringues"?!
- The Matrix:
- Trinity in The Matrix. After watching Agent Jones effortlessly dodge a hail of gunfire, she sneaks up behind him as he's preparing to finish Neo off, puts the barrel of her pistol right up to his head, and tells him to "Dodge this". Then she blows his brains out at point blank range. He does dodge it, mind you, just not in the traditional manner. His former host, on the other hand, was not so fortunate.
- A similar example occurred in The Matrix Reloaded, when Persephone asks Neo to kiss her, because she wants to "sample" the feeling of love again. Trinity responds with "Why don't you sample this instead?" and the gun comes out. Unlike the first example, however, she does not fire the gun.
- And then, in The Matrix Revolutions, the original scenario is repeated during the battle for Zion - Charra shoots the Huge Digger with a rocket launcher and "Dig this!"
- Star Trek: First Contact:
- Analyze This.
- Pledge This: an awesome movie with super-actress Paris Hilton.
- Mortal Kombat: Sonya vs. Kano:
Kano: Give it up, baby. I've studied all your moves.
Sonya: Oh yeah? Study THIS!
- Team America: World Police: "Hey terrorist. Terrorize this!"
- When Kim Jong-il feeds Hans Blix to his pet sharks, he comments, "You want inspection? Well, inspect that, you butt-fucking piece of shit!"
- Evil Dead
- Big Game has Oskari say "Take this" as he tries to shoot Morris. It ends up being an Epic Fail, though.
- Die Another Day:
Miranda Frost: I can read your every move!
Jinx: Read this! (pins a copy of The Art of War to her chest with a throwing knife) Bitch!
- The Syfy film Path Of Destruction has the colonel saying this during his Heroic Sacrifice:
Colonel Thomas Miller: "Dematerialize this."
- Grease has a particularly nice example. While Rizzo is freaking out because she thinks she might be pregnant we get this nice scene:
Rizzo: Don't start with me!
Kenickie: Alright fine, well how about I finish with you huh?
Rizzo: Finish This! (throws milkshake in his face)
- Variation in Spaceballs: The villain, at first just passive-aggressively sniping at his overly cautious underling, finally decides he's had enough when Colonel Sandurz tries to prepare the ship for Ludicrous Speed:
Dark Helmet: Give me that, you petty excuse for an officer! (on loudspeaker) Now hear this! Ludicrous Speed!
Colonel Sandurz: Sir, hadn't you better buckle up?
Dark Helmet: Ah, buckle this! Ludicrous Speed, GO!
- Aliens When an alien is trying to open the doors to the APC:
Hicks:(inserts shotgun into mouth) Eat THIS!
- The Rock:
Goodspeed: (shoves Deadly Gas pellet into mouth) Eat that, you fuck!
- So Bad, It's Good slasher flick, Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 has the following exchange before Ricky dispatches Mother Superior with a fire axe.
Mother Superior: I am your Mother Superior! As I raised you from a child, I order you to drop that weapon and take your punishment!
Ricky: No more punishment!
Mother Superior: You are being very very naughty!
Ricky: Naughty THIS!
- Iron Man:
- The Scorpion King: "Catch This!"
- The first Blade movie.
Badguy Mook: Go fuck yourself.
Blade: (producing gun) Why don't you fuck this!
- In Child's Play 2, Chucky takes out his aggression (and boy does he have aggression!) on a Good Guy doll by saying "Hug this!" before bludgeoning it.
Andy: Play with this.
- Curse of Chucky has Chucky on the receiving end of this trope from a now Genre Savvy Andy, who has a shotgun at the ready when he emerges from his box.
- X-Men Film Series
- A variation occurs towards the end of X-Men: The Last Stand, Wolverine is fighting one-on-one against a mutant with regenerating limbs. After the third or fourth attempt at dismemberment, he changes tack and kicks his adversary in the crotch instead, remarking:
Wolverine: Grow those back.
- This might be a homage to "[verb] these!" being Wolverine's catchphrase in the '90s, as noted below.
- In X-Men: First Class, Shaw to Darwin, before killing him. Specifically: "adapt to this."
- A variation occurs towards the end of X-Men: The Last Stand, Wolverine is fighting one-on-one against a mutant with regenerating limbs. After the third or fourth attempt at dismemberment, he changes tack and kicks his adversary in the crotch instead, remarking:
- Spawn: Eat THIS!
- Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies: "Emancipate this!"
- The print ads for the Pauly Shore movie Jury Duty had the tagline "Sequester This!"
- The Exorcist spoof at the beginning of Scary Movie 2 finishes like this:
Possessed-totally-not-Regan-MacNeil: Your moms suck cocks in hell!
Older priest: Suck on this. (Boom, Headshot!)
- In Terminator Genisys, after John Connor/T-3000 boasts that he will not stop until Skynet rules the world, Sarah Connor says, "Rule this!" and shoots him with a rocket launcher.
- A particularly good one crops up in Die Hard when John McClane desperately tries to persuade Hans Gruber to call off his mooks from machine-gunning the SWAT Team instead of letting them retreat after a failed attempt to force entry. Gruber promises to "take that under advisement" and proceeds to ignore it. McClane then takes matters into his own hands with some purloined C4, muttering, "Take this under advisement!"
- In Addams Family Values, when Debbie Jellinsky shows the family slideshows about her second husband, a senator who loved his state and his country, she quotes his words:
Debbie: [imitates her second husband] "Sorry, Debbie, no Mercedes this year. We have to set an example." Oh yeah? Set this!
[next slide shows the car driving toward the senator in panic]
- The Animorphs like using this one.
Marco: Negotiate this. *punches Visser Three in the face*
- In Halo: The Fall of Reach, Captain Keyes tries to destroy a Covenant stealth spaceship with Archer missiles. After the missiles prove to be of no use, he mutters "Try and jam this." before running his ship into the smaller craft.
- In Monster Hunter International, during a fight against a french vampire, Owen says "Parley-vous this, motherfucker".
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy vs. The Initiative: "Target has been contained!" "Contain this." PUNCH!!
Buffy: So then she's like, 'It's share-time.' And I'm like, 'Oh yeah? Share this!' [mimes some incredibly bad (especially for Buffy) face-punching]
- From "Living Conditions":
—>Oz: So either you hit her, or did your crazy mime routine.
- From the first episode of NYPD Blue: "Ipso this, you prissy little bitch!"
- Power Rangers S.P.D., against a mirror-themed villain: "Reflect on this!" [White Ranger smashes mirror, releasing trapped Rangers]
- Power Rangers Operation Overdrive has this exchange between Blue Ranger Dax, Red Ranger Mack, and the Monster of the Week in "Lights, Camera, Dax":
Dax: Thanks, Mack!
Mack: I'll cover you!
Scaletex: Cover this!
- Doctor Who:
- In "The Time of Angels", an image that holds a weeping angel becomes itself an angel, and the one in the TV is starting to attack. Cue Amy's "hold this" along with the most epic use of a pause button ever.
- The Doctor himself had already done it in "The Sontaran Stratagem", shortly before bouncing a shuttlecock off a wall into a Sontaran's weak spot.
General Stall: We stare into the face of death!
The Doctor: Uh-huh? Well, stare at this.
- Also done by Captain Jack in "Journey's End", after a Dalek makes some comment about not feeling anything.
Jack: Feel this. (repeatedly shoots the Dalek, to no effect)
(later, once Jack has got himself a better gun)
Jack: As I think I said before... FEEL THIS! (BOOM!)
- "The Age of Steel": "Upgrade this!"
- Scrubs has a subversion:
Turk: That was a finder's fee!
J.D.: Oh yeah? Well, find this!
Carla: You know you're supposed to grab your crotch when you say that.
J.D.: Wouldn't that hurt?
- Played straight by Londo in Babylon 5:
Centauri Bureaucrat: I'll be in touch. *ends call*
Londo: Touch this. (He pokes himself in the ribs, where Centauri males keep their six... well, you know, implying the equivalent of the crotch-presentation gesture mentioned in the synopsis.)
- Married... with Children: Kelly is in an archery competition and is trying to shoot an apple off her brother's head. She's so touched that he volunteers that she realises she can't risk it and forfeits the game, congratulating her opponent on winning.
Opponent: Knew you couldn't do it, candy-ass.
Kelly: ...Candy this. (shoots apple off Bud's head without looking, reducing Bud to a shell-shocked drooling mental case in the process)
- Young Blades: In the first episode, Gerard's response to "Kneel and kiss the dust [Mazarin] might deign to tread" is "Kiss this." Leads to him getting arrested and his father getting murdered in a stunning display of Disproportionate Retribution.
- Breaking Bad:
- Walter White tends to use this when enraged. When quitting his job at the car wash, he tears several products off of the shelves, grabs his crotch, and shouts, "WIPE DOWN THIS!" before storming out.
- In a later episode, he also shouts, while grabbing his crotch again, "I'VE GOT YOUR RESTRAINING ORDER RIGHT HERE! RESTRAIN THIS!"
- Friends: Happens when Joey's soap character is killed off when, in an interview, he insults the writers and claims he writes his own lines.
Writer: Yeah, well, write this, jerkweed!
- In an episode of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, the Tipton staff and the boys are seen practising for the bowling tournament against the Saint-Marc hotel staff, and happen to run into their rivals in the bowling alley. When their enemy's brutal member throws a strike and is rewarded with a schnitzel, Zack replies "Oh yeah? Schnitzel this" as it is his turn.
London: I don't understand your crazy robot talk.Bailey: Understand this!(Bailey breaks the camera and leaves in a huff)
- And in its spinoff The Suite Life On Deck, Bailey does this to London when the latter embarrasses the former on her webshow.
- Madonna's "Die Another Day": "Analyse this!"
- Ko Rn's "Twisted Transistor": "Anesthetize this, bitch."
- Sex Pistols' "New York": "Kiss this!"
- Michael Jackson's "Black or White" music video: "Eat this!"
- The Right Brothers, in a right-wing backlash: "Tolerate this!"
- Mindless Self Indulgence's "Clarissa": "If you're so smart, explain this, Clarissa!"
- Parodied in Calvin and Hobbes, where Calvin is reading a parody of a '90s Dark and Gritty Superhero Comic, featuring such scintillating dialogue as:
Foolish Amazon! I am only toying with you!YEAH?? Well toy with this!!
- One Garfield goes like this:
Jon: Well, here we are in beautiful Guano Guano, guys! Look, a native! Aloha dude!!Islander: [Off panel] Aloha THIS!noteJon: Uh, must be an obscure Guano Guano greeting.Garfield: No, I think that's pretty universal.
- Done self-consciously in Back to the Eighties.
Feargal: These are not just hands; they are defensive weapons.
Michael: Yeah? Well defend this!
- The fourth level of the first Marathon game is called "Defend THIS!" It is focused on activating the titular ship's defence mechanisms (which somehow aid you in the level before they are activated).
- Bungie made "Defend THIS!" (originating from Marathon) into the name of an achievement in Halo 3, and there is a medal in Halo: Reach called "Reload This!"
- Graffiti that reads "glass this," alluding to the Covenant's habit of plasma-bombarding planets, can be found around New Mombasa in Halo 3: ODST.
- Near the very end of Destroy All Humans!!, just after Crypto has defeated Silhouette, she goes on about how Majestic is all over the world, and as long as Majestic exists, they will resist the Furon invasion. Crypto doesn't think so, and proceeds to stomp on the fatally wounded human, to finish her off.
Silhouette: We will continue to resist you!
Crypto: Resist this. *squish*
- At the end of Headhunter: Redemption, Leeza shouts "Compute this!" to the AI final boss, before delivering the Coup de Grâce.
- At least two random bits of dialogue in Star Wars: Battlefront 2 qualify for this. Rebel soldiers sometimes tell the Imperials, who have gotten in the habit of calling them "Rebel scum" frequently, to "Rebel scum this!", in a similar vein, Imperial Stormtroopers, when encountering Obi-wan, sometimes say "It's Obi-wan! Shall we put a disturbance in his Force?"
- In Kingdom Hearts 1, Sephiroth LOVES to say this. Over. And over.
- Also, the game seems to Lampshade the fact that you heal constantly, having the late boss Riku say "Heal this!" before attacking you.
- Dissidia didn't forget. "Dodge this." is the quote Sephiroth says before he uses Fervent Blow and sends several beams of light flying at you, and then he pretty much reappears in front/behind you to slash you again. And if he hits you with the attack? He'll just say "Here."
- Funnily enough, he doesn't say "Dodge this." on the aerial version of the attacked, which is called "Godspeed". He says "Fly." and "Not there."
- Following up on the Sephiroth example, Dissidia fighters frequently use Verb This in their battle quotes, mostly as "Take this!" but Lightning shares "Dodge this!" with Sephiroth. Golbez, however, is the only one who says "Endure this!" before he blasts you with electricity.
- [PROTOTYPE]: "Regenerate this."
- Tales of Monkey Island:
- In Chapter 1:
LeChuck: Do ya mind? I be in the middle of an unholy ceremony here!
Guybrush: Unholy THIS! (attacks)
Elaine: "Unholy this"?
Guybrush: Yeah, I know, but he didn't give me much to work with.
- And in Chapter 4:
Guybrush: LeChuck! My new best pal! How'd you get out of jail?
LeChuck: Oh, the guard was more than happy to release me once I convinced him that it was the only way to win Elaine's hand in Unholy Matrimony.
Guybrush: (confused) Wait. Unholy what?
LeChuck: Unholy THIS! (stabs Guybrush with the Cutlass of Kaflu)
- In Chapter 1:
- Also referenced in Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse Episode 4 - Beyond the Alley of the Dolls:
Max: Unholy THIS!
Sam: What's that, little buddy?
Max: I don't know. I heard it in a video game.
- Persona 4's Bonus Boss.
Margaret: Withstand this!
- Lunar: Eternal Blue Complete, Hiro when using a sword technique.
Hiro: Dodge THIS!
- Marvel vs. Capcom 3:
- During the Final Boss battle of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite:
X: Yeah? Well, transcend THIS!
- In Team Fortress 2, several of the Scout's domination lines are in this form:
"(to Demoman) Blow that up, cyclops!"
"(to Sniper) Snipe that, ya frickin' coward!"
"(to Spy) Disguise dat!"
- In GTA Radio, one of V-ROCK's taglines is "New Wave this, pal! This is V-ROCK!"
- The snarky clown in Grim Fandango replies to Manny's request to "Twist me up one of them" (balloon animals) with "Yeah, yeah. Twist this, a'right?" He'll still go ahead and make whatever Manny asks for.
- In the NES version of Uninvited:
"Drink this!" you say, as you splash the water on the spirit!
- Sam & Max Season 1: Episode 6 - Bright Side of the Moon has Sam yell this to Hugh Bliss, the Season Big Bad, just as he's about to be boiled alive by a rocket engine.
Sam: Hey, Hugh Bliss! Separate this!
- In Final Fantasy X-2, Gippal says "Dodge this!" when using Bullseye.
- In Overwatch, D.Va says "Nerf this!" loud enough for everyone to hear upon activating her ultimate ability. Good thing, it's probably the easiest way to know when to run from the ensuing explosion.
- Leisure Suit Larry 7: Love for Sail!: Uttered frequently by the narrator whenever you try an action in the wrong place.
- Questionable Content: Marigold tries, but doesn't get any better than "I'll wash you more than twice a year!"
- Hark! A Vagrant: "Handcuff THIS"
- There's a webcomic that has this trope in the title: Nerf This.
- Ariel in Drowtales says "Catch this!" to Kalki her half sister, who not half an hour previously chopped off one of her arms after Kalki tells her to "catch" when throwing a tainted mana blast at her.
- In Godslave, Suit Guy tells Edith to "heal from that!" after punching her in the ribs.
- The votey (extra from clicking the red button) in this Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic features one. From pufferfish Jesus.
- A CollegeHumor short named "Cell Phone Reunion" where iPhone and BlackBerry start fighting. At one point, BlackBerry says, "At least I know what I'm hitting. Look at you. Ooh. Touch-screen. Look at my touch-screen. I've got something you can touch." *grabs crotch* "Right here!" *points at it with his other hand* "Dial this up!"
- Near the end of the Star Trek episode of The Angry Video Game Nerd, the Nerd is ready to blast the NES game to bits with a gun, but after a few seconds he decides not to, saying that the game designers "did the best they could, given the circumstances" but should get their entertainment someplace else. Then we get this exchange with a Metron that even surprises the Nerd:
Metron: By sparing that fucking game, you have demonstrated the advanced restraint of mercy.
AVGN: Mercy this, motherfucker! (shoots the Metron)
- Coop from Megas XLR, during his fight with the R.E.G.I.S. Mk. V, who refused to stay down no matter how much Coop wailed on it.
R.E.G.I.S. Mk. V: The R.E.G.I.S. Mk. V mocks your futile attempts at destroying it.
Coop: Mock this! (slams random button on controls)
- Teen Titans:
- Less heroic example: Cyborg, telling his robotic counterpart (he was disguised as "Stone" in order to infiltrate H.I.V.E. Academy) "Booyah this!"
- Can't forget Robin during the Apprentice arc. "MOTIVATE THIS!"
- Or Starfire when she saved her friends from the Cironielian Chrysalis Eater. "Devour THIS!"
- Frylock vs. WWWYZZERDD.com in Aqua Teen Hunger Force
WWWYZZERDD.com: But it comes in this decorative tin!
Frylock: Decorate this! (blasts tin out of WWWYZZERDD.com's hand with his laser eyes)
- A spoof trailer for the sequel to The Passion of the Christ in Family Guy: "Passion of the Christ 2: Crucify This!"
- Steven Universe
Ruby (Left palm) Oh, come on. We'll punch them together when we fuse. That's why they sent, uh, three of us.Ruby (Left shoulder) THREE THIS! (punches Left palm Ruby)
- In the episode "The Answer", two Rubies (gem on left shoulder and gem on right hand) are squabbling about who's going to punch the rebel gems the hardest once they arrive. "Our" Ruby (left palm) tries to be a smartass about it, but it backfires.
Lars: EAT THIS!
- Used again in the episode "Off Colors" by Lars as he destroys a Robonoid with a rock. It promptly explodes, slamming Lars into a wall from where he falls a good distance to the ground, killing him instantly. He gets better.
- The Batman vs. Dracula has Alfred essentially recreating the Matrix example by shooting Dracula in the head with Batman's vampirism-cure needles and saying, "Bite this!" It doesn't work.
- Transformers: Beast Wars: In the series finale, Optimus Primal and Megatron face off on the bridge of the Nemesis.
Megatron: Oh well, come on, let's have it. The usual "destiny and honor" speech.
Optimus: Speech this! (punch)
- In Transformers Prime after insulting his doctoring skills, Starscream tells Knock Out callously to continue buffing the comatose Megatron; they want him his best for the memorial. Obviously being a children's show (or a children's time slot, anyway), Knock Out cannot visibly "up yours" Starscream, but he makes a vague gesture with his right hand reminiscent of it, and you get the idea.
Knock Out: Buff this.
- Spoofed in ReBoot's episode "Firewall".
PC Santa Claus: Ho ho ho!
Killer snowman Enzo: Hohoho this!
- Codename: Kids Next Door Operation: Z.E.R.O. has this exchange between the eponymous hero and the Delightful Children From Down The Lane:
Delightful Children From Down The Lane: (pushing Father aside after refusing to help) Right after we blast these K.N.Doofuses!!!...Huh?Numbuh Zero: Blast this! (blasts the delightfuls with the Recomission Module)
- For Wolverine, it's "[Verb] these." Here instead of in Comic Books because, while he probably says it at least once in everything, it was practically a Catchphrase in this '90s cartoon.
- A Sentinel orders Gambit to stand aside in order to "apprehend" Jubilee. He punctuates his response with a playing card to the face.
- Finn in Adventure Time exclaims, "Chew on this!" in the episode, "Slumber Party Panic". It's become one of his well-known phrases.
- Done in El Tigre by Frida Suarez when she is told to install a censor.
Frida: Install this!
- The Penguins of Madagascar: Private gives us this little gem after Kowalski tells him how good he is at detecting things:
Private: Detect THIS!
- Ed, Edd n Eddy: Johnny 2X4 gives us one of these when he goes to rescue Plank from the Kanker Sisters.
May: Give me back my backscratcher!
Johnny: Scratch THIS! (sends trailer flying away)
- Kim Possible shows up to foil one of Shego's heist attempts in "The Big Job":
Shego: Oh, great. How did you know?
Kim: You're predictable.
Shego: Really, am I? Then predict this! (leaps and attacks)
- In one interview on Space Ghost Coast to Coast Space Ghost talks to a pest exterminator. Treating him like a superhero (which he does with all his guests) SG asks him if he has any witty one-liners he says while fighting bugs. The exterminator says "Take this." Space Ghost tests it out, decides he likes it, and asks if he can use it.
- In the first episode of Xiaolin Showdown, Omi demands the new Xiaolin recruit Raimundo treat him with respect. He then responds with "respect this!" and pantses him. Later in the episode, Omi does the same thing to distract and defeat Jack Spicer.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Understated in "The Cutie Map - Part 2". What Fluttershy says to Starlight Glimmer as she's trying to splash her with a bucket is technically "Then how do you explain THIS?!", but with her soft voice you mostly hear the emphasized end, sounding like "explain THIS!"
- In Family Guy S04E01, "North By North Quahog," Peter and Lois sneak into Mel Gibson's hotel room, then steal his latest film, "Passion of the Christ 2: Crucify This!"
"Beat this, if you can / Or are you just an also ran..."
- Star vs. the Forces of Evil: In "St. Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses", Star finds a poster that reads, "Embrace a Princess Mentality, Wash Away Your Individuality". Enraged, she screams, "Embrace this!" and attacks it.
- The Simpsons episode that recounts the story of how Lisa got her saxophone has this exchange:
Homer: Lisa! Stop playing that saxophone!Lisa: But I need to practice everyday.Homer: Oh, I'll practice you!Lisa: You'll "practice me?" What's that supposed to mean? Some sort of threat? Continues playingHomer: D'oh!
- The Powerpuff Girls: In "Mommy Fearest", when the girls grow wise to Sedusa's plan to marry the Professor and have them grounded so they can't stop her from committing crime.
Bubbles: Nice try, Sedusa, but the game's over!Sedusa: Ha! Never! I'll just sweet-talk that sap of a professor. He'll believe me, and you bug-eyed creeps'll be grounded forever! (laughs evilly)Blossom: Ground THIS!(cue beatdown)
- In the Ducktales TV movie (and later five-part episode) "Super Ducktales", the Beagle Boys do this to Fenton when he first confronts them as Gizmoduck.
Big Time Beagle: Oh yeah, well duck this!(Throws bomb at Gizmoduck, but the explosion doesn't faze him.)
- The program Hijack This has an appropriate title as a response to computer hijackers.
- At the height of Hype Backlash over Hip-Hop in The '80s, when there was controversy over sampling and copyrights, "Sample This" T-shirts were popular.
- The programming language Python has an easter egg that you can activate by typing "import this". The origin (which makes it clear that this trope was intended) is explained here.