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"Pietro and his goofy little hair horns have been getting a few Skype calls, one from Forge, and then one that interrupts it from Scarlet Witch, who starts things off by saying “QUICKSILVER, IT’S YOUR SISTER.'

Keep in mind that this is a
video phone. He can see her. And she doesn’t even announce herself as 'Wanda,' but just 'your sister.' I get that the show needs to explain the relationships between these characters as quickly as it can, but I half expected her to follow that up with 'Your sister, Wanda Maximoff? You know that new sound you’re looking for — well listen to this!' and point her iPhone at Marty McFly rocking out at Avengers Mansion."
Chris Sims on X-Men, "Family Ties"

Makayla Van Buren: ...And I'll gladly tell the entire student body of Meadowlane Elementary that first-grader Katelynn Zales is rife with cooties!
Trisha Cappelletti: (gasps) [Katelynn Zales is] totally your sister.
Mackenzie Zales: (gravely) I know.

"It really bugs me that the writers feel the need to point out how much development Seven has gone through via Janeway. It's almost as if they are proud that they have managed to develop a single character and have to signal it at every opportunity. If DS9 did the same thing the episodes would merely consist of people saying things like ‘Hi Jadzia its amazing what a good time gossip girl you have become over the years’ ‘Thanks Quark, you’ve been examined in some pretty dark areas too’ ‘Oh look here comes Kira who has enjoyed so many emotional experiences we’ve gotten to know her far more than we thought from those early days as a fiery terrorist hothead!’ If that sounds ridiculous go and listen to Janeway’s appraisal of the character around 35 minutes in."
Doc Oho on Star Trek: Voyager, "Dark Frontier"

"Now, you all know the rules, so here they are again."
The Goon Show, "What's My Line?"

"Free screen-writing tip: No member of the human race ever begins a sentence with, "As you know." If they already know it, why are you telling them what they already know?"
The Spoony Experiment, Night Claws

Monsieur Renard: Cousin, I have come here today to make You a proposition. As You Know…
Phelous (As Monsieur Du Bois): Ah, I’ll stop You right there, If I already Know it, You don't have to tell me!
Phelous (As Monsieur Renard): Sacre Bleu!
Phelous, Beauty and the Beast (Bevanfield)

"This was huge news! What were you doing eh, hiding under a rock??"
Usopp to Luffy regarding the Payback War, One Piece

Homer: Well, here we are at the Brad Goodman lecture.
Lisa: We know, Dad.
Homer: I just thought I'd remind everybody. After all, we did agree to attend this self-help seminar.
Bart: What an odd thing to say...
The Simpsons, "Bart's Inner Child"

"Caslet tried very hard not to sigh. Shannon really didn't understand how irritating it was to have things you already knew explained to you. On the other hand, her lecture mode normally insured that she caught anything you might not know . . . or that you'd simply forgotten to consider."

Quirrell: My Lord, the Yule Ball has finally arrived and I've brought the key!
Voldemort: Yes, I know, Quirrell! I hear everything you hear!

Sam: Boy, Grandpa Stinky, I sure am glad to see you back working in this diner again after returning from a long time away to work with your granddaughter who is also coincidentally named Stinky.
Grandpa Stinky: Was all that really necessary?
Sam: Sorry. Max is all short-term memory. I have to bring him up to speed every once in a while.
Max: *shocked* AHHH! Giant talking dog!

Seanbaby: [as intro news anchor] Tonight's top story: Everything you already know because you're living it.
Broken Pixels - WWE Crush Hour

"[T]he main character's usually some empty-headed prick who's been living in this world his entire life but still needs to have situations explained to him because I guess he never paid attention in burly warrior school."

Powell: If any [robot] gets within twenty feet of us, we'll be sensed whether we're in the line of sight or not. I hope you know that.
Donovan: When I need an elementary lesson in robotics, I'll file an application with you formally, and in triplicate.

Dr. N. Gin: But Dr. Cortex, to reach full power, we need not only your master crystal, but also the remaining twenty-five slave crystals on the surface. How do you expect to retrieve them when we don't have any earthbound operatives left?
Dr. Neo Cortex: You fool! Do you think I'm unaware of the situation?!

Harry::All right Murph, Thomas, Faerie Fighting 101.
Thomas: I know, Harry.
Harry: Yeah, but I'm going to go over it anyway, so listen up.

"If you're actually going to put the line, 'as you may well know' into your script, why not just tell the truth and have them say, 'I'm going to be talking to the audience for the next few minutes'?"

"Yeah, and if I recall correctly, that's all the stuff we already knew."

"I don't have to explain how important this is, Proton," said the President of Earth, "but I'm going to anyway for reasons of exposition."
Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space by Odon

"As you know, person I am referring to by name even though you're the only person I can possibly be talking to, this is a clumsy way of delivering exposition."

"[...]As you no doubt know, Captain—" the Marine's tone suggested that she might not know but chose, diplomatically, to assume that she did[...]
Captain Papadapolous, On Basilisk station

"It is known."
Catchphrase of any Dothraki handmaiden in Game of Thrones

Finn: We've got to round up all the wizards and find the one named Ewlbo!
Jake: He's the one who gave BMO the virus!
Marceline: I know, guys. I was there. I, uh, understand events that happen around me?

"I love it when you ask questions you've memorized the answers to."

"[Naruto] already knew all of this, of course, but SOMEONE had to provide exposition for the unenlightened onlookers."

Finn: What's going on with the costumes?
Fire Actor: This is a theater troupe. We are getting ready to preform for the king. Everyone in the kingdom shall be in attendance. Of course, you know all this being fellow actors from the exact same troupe.
Adventure Time, "Ignition Point"

Old Man: Ain't that Gwenny?
Erwin: Why does she keep hangin' 'round these parts?
Old Man: I tol' you yesterday, Erwin... Day before that, too. And ever' day the Lord made.
Erwin: That durn memory o' mine.

Reporter 1: It's Miss Potts, Stark's private secretary!
Reporter 2: And Happy Hogan, his right-hand man and trusted confidant!
Footnote by Stan Lee: We know people don't really talk this way…but we wanna bring any newcomer up to date!
—an Iron Man story in Tales of Suspense

Exile: At last we have found you, master! Only the Red Skull can hope to lead—the Exiles!! When we Nazis were beaten—when the Third Reich collapsed—you ordered us into hiding until the time was ripe—!
Red Skull: Silence!! I do not need to be reminded of my own plan!

Orac: Reproduction by Clinician Franton's method of group cloning has resulted in highly developed psychic faculties, telepathy being the most obvious example. These faculties are, of course, limited to the young since cloning was developed relatively recently.
Avon: We know all that.
Orac: Since I lack sensors to assess what is or is not in your mind, I cannot assess what is or is not already known to you.
Blake's 7, "Children of Auron"

"Okay, writers out there? Please never, ever start a sentence with "As you know," because that's basically holding up a big ol' sign that says "THIS IS EXPOSITION!"

Thetis: Why then, child, do you lament? What sorrow has come to your heart now? Tell me, do not hide it in your mind, and we shall both know.
Achilleus: You know; since you know why must I tell you all this?
The Iliad, Book I

Ruth: This is not a game. Our situation is precarious. You know the money's gone.
Rose: Of course I know it's gone! You remind me every day!

Rick: Hey, it’s a good thing that space outlet had labcoats and your favourite kind of shirt in stock, huh Morty?
Morty: Yeah, Rick. I-I heard you the first time. You don’t have to keep saying it over and over.
Rick and Morty, "Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind"

Space Marines, today the enemy is at our door. We know our duty and we will do it! We fight for our honor, as Blood Ravens, as Space Marines, and we fight in the name of the Emperor!
And if we die this day, we die in glory. We die hero's deaths! But we shall not die, no, it is the enemy who will taste death and defeat!
As You Know, most of our battle-brothers are stationed in space, prepared to deep strike! Our perimeter has been prepared in the event that our enemy should prove so bold and so foolish. We have placed numerous beacons, allowing for multiple, simultaneous and devastating deep strikes.
The Codex Astartes names this maneuver Steel Rain. We will descend upon the foe, we will overwhelm them, we will leave none alive! Meanwhile, our ground forces will ensure the full defense of our headquarters!
We are the Space Marines! We are the Emperor's Fury!


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