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So you think you know, think you know
Think you know better
Just because, just because
You're older and wiser
Don't you know, don't you know
You don't get smarter?
You're the same as you started
You just jump a little higher
In the end, we're all just taller children
Elizabeth & the Catapult, "Taller Children"

Scott: "It feels like we're alone in the world. No grownups! It's like The Tribe."
Kim: "Scott, we are grownups. And I have no idea what The Tribe is."
Scott: "I don't think I'm ready to be a grownup."
Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour

I'm not going to call him Dad. Ever. Even if there's a fire!
Brennan Huff, Step Brothers

Spencer: I hate all the shows on the Dingo Channel. The jokes are so stupid, and they always make the adults look like buffoons!
Alex: Your bed is a car.
Jeff: Yea, but it's a fucking SWEET car.

Look at him! He's old! What, do you have a job? MR. JOB?!

Yer an infant, you know that?

Don't let that beard fool you, he's a child!
Stu Price about Alan Garner, The Hangover

"And that's about the time she walked away from me
Nobody likes you when you're 23
And you're still more amused by TV shows
What the hell is ADD?
My friends say I should act my age
What's my age again?
What's my age again?"
blink-182, "What's My Age Again?"

"I wanna fly the train!"
Sterling Archer, Archer

"Why can't my grandpa act his own age?"
Candace Flynn, Phineas and Ferb, "Get That Bigfoot Outa My Face!"

"Yeah, but I'm not a baby. I don't need someone feed me or change my clothes. I don't need someone to save me when I climb onto a Ferris wheel and..." (realizes he's needed all these things that day) "Oh, man. I am a baby."
Greg Universe, Steven Universe, "Greg the Babysitter"

Bernadette: Okay, Sheldon. What happens to our neuroreceptors when we don't get enough REM sleep?
Sheldon: They lose their sensitivity to serotonin and norepinephrine.
Bernadette: Which leads to...?
Sheldon: Impaired cognitive function.
Bernadette: Right, so march in there, brush your teeth and go to bed.
Sheldon: (Beat) But I don't want to go to bed.
Bernadette: I'm going to count to three. One...
Sheldon: Oh, all right.

Remember when I said that being a father to a human child could make Chris Brown retire his punching fist and convince him to stop being an itchy, oozing wart inside of humanity’s urethra? Well, I may have wasted precious keystrokes on that sentence, because Fist Brown is apparently terrorizing the world again.
Michael K., "Fist Brown Might Have Struck Again For The 5,671st Time"

Jim is so cute when he's four.
"Yargo", commenting on Skin Deep

People my age are having children. What the hell I am a children.
—a popular post on Tumblr

Gohan: I need an adult.
Goku: I am an ad-
Gohan: No. No you are not.

(In shock) Bulma! Sex makes babies!
Goku after discovering that Chi-Chi is pregnant (for the second time), Dragon Ball Z Abridged

"Just because you're growing up doesn't mean you have to grow up, y'know. Look at me! I'm pushing seventy and I still have ice cream for dinner!"
Grunkle Stan, Gravity Falls, "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future"

Stu Pickles: Yippee! School's been canceled!
Chaz Finster: Stu, you're 35 years old. You don't have to go to school anymore.
Stu: (disappointed) Oh yeah, you're right.

"Did I ever tell you that you have the attention span of a 5 year old?"
— F.A.N.G. to Balrog Street Fighter V

Father Ted Crilly: Bishop Brennan, this isn't really my area...
Bishop Brennan: Nothing is your 'area', Crilly. You do not have an 'area'. Unless it is a kind of a play area. With sandcastles, and buckets, and spades! Now do what you're told, right?

The Man Upstairs:note  You know the rules; this isn't a toy.
Finn: Um... it kind of is.
The Man Upstairs: No, actually it's a highly sophisticated interlocking brick system.
Finn: But we bought it at the toy store.
The Man Upstairs: We did, but the way I'm using it makes it an adult thing.
Finn: The box for this one said "Ages 8 to 14"!
The Man Upstairs: That's a suggestion. They have to put that on there.

Sarah: Doctor, you're being childish.
The Doctor: Well of course I am! There's no point in being grown-up if you can't be childish sometimes.
Doctor Who, "Robot"

Rory: Dad, I'm thirty-one. I don't have a Christmas list any more.
The Doctor: [waving his arms] I DO!
Doctor Who, "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship"

Blink: The general consensus is that Morph has the maturity level of a Caesar salad, and we'd rather not deal.
Sunfire: Well, that just isn't fair.
Blink: Oh c'mon, you know how he is.
Sunfire: Not to him! To me! As far as Morph goes, I agree with you. He sees a few of us without clothes and he'll be like a six-year-old after finishing three pounds of sugar. It feels less liberating when someone keeps yelling "you got fries to go with that shake?!" But why do I gotta go?
Exiles #11: Play Date

(734): So he said if we had sex he'd take me to Build A Bear. My virginity is so worth a trip to build a bear.
(810): You're 20.

Jeremy: I know I shouldn't say this, but every time I overtake a Prius I always think "I could do this in fourth, but I'm gonna use second instead" to annoy them even more.
Richard: You do know you are 56 years old?
Jeremy: Yeah, but I've got a mental age of 9.
Richard: Oh yeah...
The Grand Tour, S1:E10 "Dumb Fight at the OK Coral"

"Remember, Lord Lion-O spent ten galacto years in a suspension capsule. During that time he grew in size, but he did not grow up. He missed those firsthand life experiences through which one matures."
Tygra, Thundercats 1985, "Unholy Alliance"

What are you, a child? You got confused? Why didn't you just end it, Quentin? You obviously lost interest a long time ago. You really are a child, aren't you? You're obviously not enough of a real man to have a real relationship. You're not even enough of a real man to end a real relationship. Do I have to do everything for you?
Alice, The Magicians

Sherlock: This is so childish.
Lestrade: Well, I'm dealing with a child.

Mae: I'm sorry, Bea. I'm a mess.
Bea: You know? Whatever. It's not your fault. You're just a kid.
Mae: I'm older than you! Two months!
Bea: Yeah well, I stayed here and got older while you went off and stayed the same.


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