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    Anime and Manga 
"Speed-o'-Sound Sonic? Who in the world would possess such a redundant name?"
Genos, One-Punch Man

"People die if they are killed..."
Shirou Emiya, Fate/stay night

"I'll kill you if you die."
Yami Sukehiro, Black Clover

    Comic Books 
"I'll kill you! I'll kill you to DEATH!"
Superboy Prime, Countdown to Final Crisis

    Fan Works 
"As opposed to what? Three A.M. in the afternoon?!"
Lisa Loud on the phrase "Three A.M. in the morning" Peeking Through the Fourth Wall, "Episode 2"

    Film — Animated 
Yzma: So, is everything ready for tonight?
Kronk: Oh, yeah. I thought we'd start off with soup and a light salad, and then see how we feel after that.
Yzma: Not the dinner. You know...
Kronk: Oh, right. The poison. The poison for Kuzco, the poison chosen especially to kill Kuzco, Kuzco's poison. That pois-?
Yzma: Yes! That poison!

"Legend tells of a legendary warrior whose kung fu skills were the stuff of legend."

    Film — Live-Action 
"You are a total nutcase, completely deranged, delusional, paranoid. Your thought process is all fucked up. Your information train is jammed, man!"
Jeffrey Goines, 12 Monkeys

"Come on back if you want some more! If you want some more, then come on back!"
Quincy, Black Belt Jones

"I know I was the best CIA agent that the CIA ever had, but I thought I told you honkies from the CIA that Black Dynamite was out of the game."
Black Dynamite, Black Dynamite

"Titans will clash."

"First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out."
The Book of Armaments, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

"Shrubberies are my trade. I am a shrubber. My name is Roger the Shrubber. I arrange, design, and sell shrubberies."
Roger the Shrubber, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Lisa: Did you get your promotion?
Johnny: Nah.
Lisa: You didn't get it, did you?

"What they want is results, and that's what we're gonna give them, we're gonna give them the results!"
Frank Washington, Samurai Cop

In real life, inner monologue is often repetitive. Having conceived the idea "She's hot", we will happily continue to embroider this theme in our minds throughout a twenty-minute conversation with a bored flight attendant. If you render these thought loops directly in your fiction, however, your character can begin to sound uncannily like a malfunctioning computer in a movie made before anyone had a computer.
"Why do you keep saying that?" I said.
"Bears repeated repetition."

"Then you're a fool! And stupid too!"
Hawkfrost, Warrior Cats

"You never really know who done it, till you know for sure who done it."
Dirk, The Savannah Reid Mysteries, attempting to give genuine advice

Charlotte: (calling the roll) "Goose?"
Gussy: "Here! Here! Here!"
Charlotte: "You sound like three geese! Gander?"
Golly: "Here! Here! Here!"
Charlotte: "You sound like three ganders! Goslings?"
Gosling 1: "Bee bee bee!"
Gosling 2: "Bee bee bee!"
Gosling 3: "Bee bee bee!"
Gosling 4: "Bee bee bee!"
Gosling 5: "Bee bee bee!"
Gosling 6: "Bee bee bee!"
Gosling 7: "Bee bee bee!"
Charlotte: "This is getting to be quite a meeting! Anybody would think we had three ganders, three geese, and 21 goslings!"

"Welcome, welcome, welcome to the land of Expectations, to the land of Expectations, to the land of Expectations!"
The Whether Man, The Phantom Tollbooth

He read the same sentence over and over. He read the same sentence over and over. He read the same sentence over and over.
A Series of Unfortunate Events, "The Bad Beginning"

    Live Action TV 
Barbara: Is it frozen?
The Doctor: No, impossible at this temperature. Besides, it's too warm.

"Hey there's a naked lady in this movie, and she's nude! With no clothes on!"

Linda: It's like my mother always says-"getting to know people is the best way to get to know them."
Ted: Is this the same woman who said "You eat what you eat?"

"I repeat things for emphasis. Emphasis!"
Josh, Drake & Josh

Jeffrey Archer paid tribute to Lady Thatcher, saying: "She was a giant and she will remain a giant, and in history she will remain a giant." Jeffrey Archer: not just a terrible writer, but also a terrible writer.

Attention Wanko's shoppers, you are now shopping at Wanko's.
Victorious episode "Wanko's Warehouse", someone over the intercom

Crowley: You betrayed me? No one in the history of torture's been tortured with torture like the torture you'll be tortured with.
Supernatural episode 9.21 King of the Damned

The point is: No decision in your life will be worse than dealing with these payday loan motherfuckers. They're motherfuckers. They're fuckers of mothers.

Lorelai: It's repetitive.
Rory: And redundant.
Lorelai: It's repetitive.
Rory: And redundant.

Margaret: My friend Lynette, from the President's Council on Physical Fitness, you remember her?
Leo: No.
Margaret: She's the one where you say, "Who's that?", and I say, "That's my friend, Lynette, from the President's Council on Physical Fitness".
The West Wing, "Let Bartlet Be Bartlet"

Billie and Jay: "Uh-oh!"
Fizz: "Not an 'uh-oh'!"
Billie and Jay: "Uh-oh!"
Fizz: "Not two 'uh-oh's!"
Billie and Jay: "Uh-oh!"
Fizz: "Not three 'uh-oh's! You sound like a Teletubby!"

"To know him is to love him is to know him?!"
Wesley Crusher, quoting a possessed Data, Star Trek: The Next Generation, "The Schizoid Man"

All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
All you need is love (all together now)
All you need is love (everybody)
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
Love is all you need. Love is all you need. Love is all you need. Love is all you need. Love is all you need. Love is all you need...
The Beatles, All You Need Is Love

You fuck birds
There are no words
Except "birdfucker
Grapes And Sunshine, Birdfucker

I can transform ya
Like a Transformer

He's the leader of the bunch, you know his Coconut Gun
is finally back, to fire in spurts!
His Coconut Gun, can fire in spurts!
If he shoots ya, it's firing in spurts!

I don't like it when people repeat themselves, repeat themselves. I don't like it when people repeat themselves, repeat themselves. I don't like it, no I don't like it when people repeat, when people repeat. I don't like it when people repeat themselves, repeat themselves, themselves.
Songdrops, "I Don't Like It"

    Stand Up Comedy 
As I've gotten older I've definitely become less tolerent, but of little things. Little markers that make me think you and I aren't gonna get on. Like people who say, "That's remarkable." Well, obviously. You just remarked on it. What was the point of that? You've remarked on it, therefore it's remarkable, but your only point was to say that it is remarkable, the thing that you've already proved by making a remark in the first place. You may as well have said, "This sentence contains some words." Yes, congratulations, well done. Now, go paint me a mural that's actually a picture of a wall.
Ed Byrne, Roaring Forties

    Video Games 
"You know what they say: All toasters toast toast!"
Mario, Hotel Mario

GLaDOS: Well. This is the part where he kills us.
Wheatley: Hello! This is the part where I kill you!
Chapter 9: The Part Where He Kills You
(Achievement Unlocked: The Part Where He Kills You (This is that part))
Soundtrack piece "The Part Where He Kills You" plays.

Chie: First we save Kanji, then we crush the killer! Finally, we crush the killer and send him to hell!! Got it!?
Akihiko: You've got the build of a twelve year old! Let me teach you the secret to body building. Step 1: Protein. Step 2: Protein. Step 3, 4 and 5: MORE PROTEIN.
Naoto: That sounds incredibly imbalanced.

"This dampness is damp."
Sazh entering the Sunleth Waterscape, Final Fantasy XIII

Signpost outside the Burnt Tower, Pokémon Vietnamese Crystal.

"It is I, DR. MOBIUS, transmitting from my dome-shaped... dome in the Forbidden Zone. A zone... that is, YES... FORBIDDEN to you."

"Daaang, boy! We sure is lucky bastards to survive that atrocious atrocity!"
The Army Captain, Conker's Bad Fur Day

"You're in pain. It's painful, isn't it?"

Good news. I figured out what that thing you just incinerated did. It was a Morality Core they installed on me after I flooded the Enrichment Center with a deadly neurotoxin, to make me stop flooding the Enrichment Center with a deadly neurotoxin.
GLaDOS, Portal

"It's dirty, but it's a jukebox. It's a jukebox, but it's dirty."
— The description of the jukebox at the Dur T cafe, Mother 3

"I am owning you, you fat bald fatty-fat... fat fat!"
The Scout, Team Fortress 2

"Darkness within darkness awaits you."
Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

"The stupendous chief of the Yiga Clan! MASTER KOHGA!!! Is gonna kill you all... TO DEATH!!!"

"C'mon, you stupid brain! Stop being stupid, and remember the stupid combination!"

    Visual Novels 
"Huh? Hint? What hint? Don't confuse me with your talk of hinting hints."

    Web Animation 
I do not repeat myself, nor do I fall into repetition.
The Dark Lord, Terrible Writing Advice

    Web Comic 
"I am the boss to surpass Big Boss, I will become the Biggest Boss Boss Boss Boss!"

Civilitey/Liberby. Reason. Efidication. Civilty
Rationality. Learning, Jutstice. Libersty. Hornor. Elucidution.. Civlity. Raison...
This are the virshues which emboby the magnificence that is Can Town.
Rose Lalonde, Homestucknote 

    Web Original 
"Image Illustration. As opposed to, say, cheese illustration."

TheUtubeDude: I'm pissed, I'm frustrated, and I'm insulted.
Rae Kohai: Wow. You're pissed AND frustrated? Well good sir, that just makes me interested, and intrigued.

Bugs Bunny: I now pronounce you monster and beast. You may kiss the, uh... thing.

Yanna: Darkrai, in my opinion, is the most despicable Pokémon. I hate this thing, it's annoying, it's a coward, it's unfair, it's overused, it's broken, it's abused, and I don't want to deal with this nightmare any longer.
DigitalTy: Wow! It's unfair AND broken? As well as overused AND abused? Well Yanna, I just want you to know that those last few words were riveting, and fascinating. Actually, who am I kidding, I'm kind of neutral on those last few words and I feel like that was on middle ground.

"Hello and greetings, Department of Redundancy Department? Aye, yes, I wish to announce, that is report, a single, yes, one, instance of unnecessary repetition, commonly referred to as redundancy. Farewell and goodbye."

"Funnily enough, I agonized forever over whether to call this story 'The Redundant Man' or 'The Man Who Was Redundant'…"
Author's Note on the internet short story The Redundant Man Who Was Redundant

"Santa Christ, Santa Christ
We love Santa Christ!
Goddamn he's Santa Christ!"
The Nostalgia Critic's review of The Star Wars Holiday Special

"Oh, that's right, I forgot to mention: He teamed up with Discord, who is evil again or something, and every moment we spend talking, Tirek grows even stronger. So you should probably get going, Twilight, before he gets stronger. Which he is, at this moment, getting stronger even still. So do hurry, Twilight, before he gets too strong. Which he might, if you don't stop him. So you should. Stop him, I mean. Before he gets even stronger, which is happening even as we speak. He grew stronger then, and is growing stronger now. Unless you stop him, or he will grow stronger. So you should get going. If you wait too long, he will get stronger. Maybe even too strong. So go stop Tirek before he gets too strong."
Princess Celestia, Ultra Fast Pony

Right here we have this map right here... "right here we have this map right here". Redundancy, thy middle name is Chugga.

"As you start playing you'll notice this horrendously horrendous music. It's driving me insane! Listen to it too much and it'll drive you to brink of insanity! This music is so bad that I'm about to go insane!"

"Super Mario Bros. 2 is a video game created by Nintendo for the Nintendo NES System System made by Nintendo."
Third Rate Gamernote 

Oh, gee, thanks for the clarification, MC Obvious!
Todd in the Shadows, reacting to the Lil Wayne lyric mentioned above

Keyleth: I don't believe it is from this realm, but it resides here. It was won by a fire giant, [such] as yourself, in a game of cards.
Whaska: A game of cards?
Keyleth: Or, some call them... card games.
Critical Role, Episode 74 ("Where the Cards Fall")

"Redundant much, redundant?"
The Nostalgia Critic's review of Food Fight, on learning that the film's central setting is called "Marketropolis Market"

"'Cleared ACT Mission'? What kind of terminology is that? That's like saying 'Cleared LEVEL Stage'. This game is 'DICK cock'."

Item #: SCP-TTKU-J
Object Class: Keter, because it can and will kill you
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-TTKU-J is contained in a reinforced standard containment cell at Area-0000 - far away from you, whom it wants to kill. Due to the fact that SCP-TTKU-J is a very dangerous thing that desires to and has the means to kill you, SCP-TTKU-J is to not be handled by you specifically. This containment method would render you effectively immortal as far as SCP-TTKU-J's killing-you objective is concerned.

[...] SCP-TTKU-J as an entity has no regard for any rule against killing you and has the means to do so in multiple ways - including, but not limited to: [...] Killing you until your life functions cease, then continuing to kill you [...]

The repetition is a very traditional kids' book think to do, and it's extremely tricky to do in a way that doesn't annoy the living daylights out of me personally. I hated "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See", and I'm not a huge fan of "Green Eggs and Ham" either. I realize that's a subjective thing, and I may even be in the minority on that, which is why I didn't give a terrible review to BBBBWDYS. I know a lot of adults who read to kids find it endearing and that it keeps the kids engaged.
Cassandra Gelvin on Fran Kay Stine Had No Friends Until..., Dont Read This To My Kids

    Western Animation 
"Futurama: From the makers of Futurama"

"We will become an unstoppable force that no one will be able to... stop!"
Hector Con Carne, Evil Con Carne

"Well, maybe it is stupid, but it's also dumb!"
Patrick Star, Spongebob Squarepants

"Not only am I a genius, but I am very very smart too."
Don Karnage, TaleSpin

"Sonic is trapped in there. And the rest of Mobius is out here! Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha! And it's mine! IT'S MINE! All mine! ALL MINE!!!"
[Commercial break]
"With Sonic trapped in the force field, Mobius is mine! MINE! ...Did I say that already?"
Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

"Putting clients first by putting employees firs, immediately after prioritizing fiscal responsibility and leveraging profitability toward exceeding by empowering our employees to put clients (and themselves) first, in a diverse and respectful environment of only those that come first, first."
Sebben & Sebben Mission Statement, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law

"It's my job to be repetitive. My job. My job. Repetitiveness is my job."
Bart Simpson, The Simpsons

"I am not Bubbles! 'Bubbles' is not my name, for the name 'Bubbles' is not the correct name to address me by, for it is not my name! If you were to address me by the name 'Mojo Jojo', that would be correct, for my name is 'Mojo Jojo'! And I will only be addressed by that name, which is 'Mojo Jojo'! And furthermore, it is not 'we' who will rule the world, it is 'I'! 'I' being Mojo Jojo, who is not Bubbles, shall rule the world alone, which is to say without anybody else, and without anybody else shall I rule this world! And when this world is ruled by only one person, not the collective group, but the one person who shall be ruling the world will be none other than me: MOJO JOJO!"
Bubbles (channeling Mojo Jojo's personality), The Powerpuff Girls

"The Cat in the Hat presents: Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat!"
— The opening to the animated version of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

"This is Principal Skinner, your school principal!"
Seymour Skinner, The Simpsons

"...Or the Great Wall of China, located in, umm... China!"
Arthur Read, Arthur, "Buster's Back"

"It's the wrong trousers, Gromit! And they've gone wrong!"

Set in the quasi-futuristic metropolis of Brüteville City...okay, let's stop right there. "Brüteville City." It combines two of my favorite comedy tropes: the extraneous umlaut, and mixing "ville" with "city." Those things always make me happy - the gold standard of the latter being "The City of Townsville" from The Powerpuff Girls, of course...

David: “A riddle! In the FORM of a JOKE!!
Chris: Of everything we’ve seen and will see in this movie, that was the one line that bugged me when I was a kid. I mean, really, when do these guys ever get a riddle that’s not in that form? Sure, the nobility of the almost-human porpoise makes sense, but this is stretching credibility, guys.
Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Batman: The Movie

Secretary: Hello? This is the Department of Redundancy Department. Hello? Can I help you? Do you need help?
Writer: Yes. Serious professional help. But not from you. [hangs up phone]
I Hate Myself and Want to Die

"To you and the other countless authors who refer to your books as 'fictional novels', will you please, for the love of all that’s holy and good in this world, stop it. Besides, I don’t represent fictional novels. I represent only poetic poetry, nonfictional true stories, how-to-cook-stuff cookbooks, and children’s books for children."

"... this made their respective children double first cousins. In addition, because Chang and Eng were identical twins, their children were genetically equivalent to half-siblings, thus making them genetically related in the same manner as half-siblings who are also first cousins."

Renowned author Dan Brown picked up the cellphone and pressed the button on the cellphone to stop the ringing of the cellphone and held the cellphone to his ear so that down the cellphone he could hear the voice of the person calling him on the cellphone.
— Renowned Telegraph columnist Michael Deacon

    Real Life 
"A rose is a rose is a rose."
Gertrude Stein

"Don't throw away those thoughts that seem impossible, because they are possible - that's why you're thinking them."
Richard T Jones, commencement speaker

"The offensive lineman are the biggest guys on the field. They're bigger than everyone else, that's why they're the biggest guys on the field."
John Madden

"A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It's a proof! A proof is a proof and when you have a good proof it's because it's proven."
Jean Chretien


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