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"Not a promise, not an oath, or a malediction or a curse. Inevitable. Wasn’t that how she put it? I told them. Warned them."

Yamamoto: "If your Research and Development Department had reported and managed it more promptly, this situation may have been avoidable."
Mayuri: "That is not true. I foresaw and suggested this situation the moment Uryuu Ishida, the Quincy, infiltrated the Soul Society as a Ryouka. It was you who disregarded that as being absurd. Isn't the principle cause of this situation you, Captain-General?"

"I warned you! I warned you, but did you listen to me? Oh no, you knew it all, didn't you? Oh, it's just a harmless little bunny, isn't it? Well, it's always the same. I always told them, but do they listen to me? Oooh, no..."
Tim the Enchanter, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The Student Council President is a girl. Everyone in the school knows that. You were probably dozing off so you didn't even notice.
That's why I told you to stop chasing after the Student Council President...
Erika Kurumi to Tsubomi Hanasaki after the latter got a massive Unsettling Gender Reveal on said Student Council President, HeartCatch Pretty Cure! episode 7.

"I told you they was organized!"
Mr. Tweedy to an utterly humiliated Mrs. Tweedy note , Chicken Run

"I told you! What did I tell you? Didn't I tell you? 'Cause I told you! Mm-hmm! And when did I tell you? A long time ago! And what did I say would happen when I told you? Exactly what just happened!"
Black Woman in Hindsight, Family Guy

"You know, Peter, I hate to say "I told you so" about you not being a genius, but, uh... Yeah! In your fucking face, fuckwad!"
Brian, Family Guy, "Petarded"

Phil: I hate to say this, but...
Phil and Lil: We told you so.
Rugrats, "The Odd Couple"

"What are you so afraid of, Cell? Isn't this what you wanted? I warned you. I told you what would happen if you pushed me too far. But you didn't listen. You forced me to awaken my hidden power, and now that you've seen it, you're afraid... because you know that I'm going to destroy you."
Gohan, Dragon Ball Z

"Take that and that and that and that! HA! I warned you, didn't I? Didn't I warn you? I thought I warned you. I didn't? Oh, sorry."

Mr. Fantastic: I tried to warn you, Ben! Did you think something which wasn't charged with a repellent force could hold Galactus??
The Thing: Big deal! Next time, warn me harder, mister!
Fantastic Four, "The Startling Saga of the Silver Surfer!"

"Somehow, 'I told you so' just doesn't quite say it."
Del Spooner, I, Robot

"Time will say nothing but I told you so
Time only knows the price we have to pay;
If I could tell you I would let you know."
If I Could Tell You, by W. H. Auden

"Under normal circumstances I'd say 'I told you so'. But, as I have told you so with such vehemence and frequency already the phrase has lost all meaning. Therefore, I will be replacing it with the phrase, 'I have informed you thusly'."
Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory

Bob The Angry Robogalacticmegabrain: This sucks! I calculated every possibly permutation of the totality of existence 10^-9 seconds ago! Now what the hell am I going to do?!
Freddie: I told you not to calculate it all at once...
Bob The Angry Robogalacticmegabrain: Well, you should have been way more convincing!

Atreus: All right. Say it. "I told you so."
Kratos: I told you so.
Atreus: (imitating Kratos) "You are naive, foolish boy."
Kratos: This is true as well. But do not take your disappointment out on me, boy. Take it as a lesson.
Atreus: Yes, sir.

Mariah Dillard: I ain't done nothin'! Ben left on his own, he quit!
Mariah Dillard: We can't pay him!
Hernan "Shades" Alvarez: "We"? "We"?" [beat] You are standing in ruins because of you.
Mariah Dillard: Excuse me?!
Hernan "Shades" Alvarez: You heard me! I warned you! I told you in Harlem's Paradise not to sell the gun business! It led to a domino effect that led straight to Bushmaster! All you had to do was sell that goddamn painting, and none of this would have happened!

"Your way was the right way, your idea was the right idea, your plan was the right plan. No one that you're married to wants to hear that. Nothing good ever follows the phrase 'I told you so.'"
Red Green, lecturing married men on when/why to say nothing, not only when you do something wrong, but also when you do something right.

In the beginning,
I tried to warn you-
You play with fire,
It's gonna burn you.
— "Victims of Love", by Good Charlotte

Lex Luthor: You! Metron! You knew this was going to happen!
Metron: This outcome was the most likely possible result of your foolhardy actions.
Luthor: You can help me! I demand that you help me!
Metron: You are in no position to make demands of anyone. I warned you that you were dabbling in forces beyond your comprehension.
Justice League, "Destroyer"

Sir Hiss: I knew it! I knew it! I just knew this would happen! I tried to warn you, but no, no, no, you wouldn't listen! You just had to...
(he notices a furious Prince John menacingly raising a hand mirror)
Sir Hiss: Aah! Aah! AAH! SEVEN YEARS BAD(SMASH!) ...luck. That's what it is.

Old Man: So! Clarence Diggs! I thought it was you! Never learned your scales or modes, did you young man? Just screwed around in class, as I recall! Now look at you, you tone-deaf little weasel! Ha ha ha ha ha! What's that chord you're butchering?
Homeless man: Oh my God! It's Mr. Blanchard, my old music teacher!

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