Follow TV Tropes


Quotes / Mindscrew

Go To

    open/close all folders 

    Anime and Manga 

I have no idea what's going on!
Koto, Kyousogiga

    Film - Animated 

Ringo: Hey, that's my car!
George: How do you know it's your car?
Ringo: Well, I'd know it anywhere.
George: What does it look like?
Ringo: It's red with yellow wheels...
(George drives by in a blue car with orange wheels)
Ringo: I mean, blue with orange wheels...
(George drives by again in a yellow car with red wheels)
George: It's all in the mind.


    Film - Live-Action 

A mental mindfuck can be nice.
Dr. Frank N. Furter, The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Live-Action TV 

My name is Alex Drake, and frankly, your guess is as good as mine.
— After three series, the Opening Narration of Ashes to Ashes (2008) gives up trying to explain the plot

I don't understand it, and I understand everything!
The Doctor, Doctor Who, "The Runaway Bride"

You have been chosen because you are unknown to the enemy, and you all have a special skill. Professor Hawking, John Leslie, Phil Neville, the Wu Tang Clan, Usher, the Sugar Puffs Monster, and Daniel Day-Lewis: welcome... to Operation Mind Fuck!.
Frankie Boyle, Mock the Week: "Unlikely Lines To Hear In An Action Movie"


To make matters worse, she claims the universe
Is expanding like a balloon.
But baby, if it's meant to be infinite
Then where is it expanding to?!
The Divine Comedy, "Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World"

The starmaker says it ain't so bad
The dreammaker's gonna make you mad
The spaceman says everybody look down
It's all in your mind
The Killers, "Spaceman"

Wearing a raincoat is flying around in a yellow rubber airplane
Made out of a raincoat, yes
But when you think of that, you hurt your mind
And you'll need your mind for later on
They Might Be Giants, "Wearing a Raincoat"

Mutilated Lips
Give a kiss
On the wrist
Of the worm-like tips of
Tentacles expanding in my mind
I'm fine
Accepting only fresh brine
You can get another drop of this
Yeah, you wish
Ween, "Mutilated Lips"

Everything you know is wrong
Black is white, up is down and short is long
And everything you thought was just so
Important doesn't matter

Everything you know is wrong
Just forget the words and sing along
All you need to understand is
Everything you know is wrong!
"Weird Al" Yankovic, "Everything You Know is Wrong"


Schub: What is this?
Cora: I don't know, but it's brilliant.
Anyone Can Whistle, dialogue during "Simple"

    Video Games 

Tor Anderson: It takes crazy to know crazy!
Alan Wake: That's the sanest thing I've heard in a while.

How do you compress... time? I'm getting dizzy...

So, you have come this far and still you understand nothing.
Ansem, Seeker of Darknessnote , Kingdom Hearts

John Mirra: Hello?
Voice on phone: John Mirra?
John Mirra: This is he.
Voice on phone: This is John Mirra. Welcome to the next level.

"This whole turn of events has boggled even my giant brain."

There's nothing simple about an Elder Scroll. It's a reflection of all possible features and all possible pasts. Each reader sees different reflections through different lenses, and may come away with a very different reading. But at the same time, all of it is true. Even the falsehoods. Especially the falsehoods.
Urag gro-Shub, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


    Web Original 

And after seeing it, I can safely say that no film or series, anime or otherwise, has left me so confused as to what to feel. I have... absolutely no idea how to feel about this. I don't know if I love it, hate it or even if I think it's good or bad. I just have no idea.

Further down this page: the land of analogies of truly hallucinogenic incomprehensibility. So far I've got one person comparing taxation to three contractors painting a house, and another to Megan Fox having sex with everyone in the world, and I'm honestly not even sure which side they're trying to argue on.
mickeyten comments on the comments for this Cracked article

Okay, if I'm interpreting this correctly (which I highly doubt) then, taken at face value, with as little induction as possible, the main character is a she-male and/or transgender and/or imaginary friend with benefits who is also a time-traveler and/or dimension shifter and/or a necrophiliac and/or a polygamist and/or a lesbian and possibly the last of his/her/its kind. To be honest, I'm not sure if he/she/it/they is/are human. Trippy.
Echoloco reviewing Pirouette

As the popular ensemble sitcom How I Met Your Mother draws near the end of its nine-season run, a downer of a fan theory is starting to look more and more feasible. The theory: The Mother has been dead this whole time. M. Night Shyamalan'd!... Of course, maybe the show is fucking with its viewers. If the whole framing device for the show is a father telling a story to his kids to help them remember their dead mom, then why would Ted's long, 9-season-long story about a dead woman be so focused on, uh, Ted's dating life before he met her? What if Ted is the dead or dying one? What if nobody's dead? What if we are actually all dead and part of purgatory is that we all have to sometimes catch an episode of How I Met Your Mother in syndication?

When did this game go from a game called Monster Party to a game where I fight shrimp and onion rings?! WHY?! And what th... Why is there a space station IN THE BACKGROUND?!!!

You know this may come as a surprise, but I still don't know what the fuck is going on. You've got a lady shooting lasers with two angels, you've got muscular guys scooting by on computer chairs, muscular guys... uh... pogo sticking on other muscular guys? It looks like Adam's back there waiting for God to come create him!
JonTron on Cho Aniki: Kyuukyoku Muteki Ginga Saikyou Otoko

Holy shit, Disney! You've inserted your giant magical cock into my ear and FUCKED MY MIND!

I have a theory that I've blundered across the best definition of a Paul Magrs novel (although this one is co-Jeremy Hoad). It's when you get to the end of the book and hear yourself cry - "So what's with the mermaid, then?"
— Naomi Claydon reviews the Doctor Who Eighth Doctor Adventures novel The Blue Angel for Outpost Gallifrey

The whole movie has strange use of Stock Footage, strange use of voiceovers, it begins like a documentary depicting cultural deviance, soon it becomes a horror movie and an experimental art film, an auto-bio, a bondage movie and then it ends with a sex change! What the fuck kind of twisted piece of crap is this?!"''

On the story end of things, I can't put this thing down. It's throwing so many curve balls that it resembles a batting cage in a hurricane. To sum it up so far, I might be a robot who can see the future. On the moon. Maybe.
Enlong playing Virtue's Last Reward note 

Just to make sure we're all on the same page here, what we're looking at is a giraffe with a string of pearls resting atop an air helmet, hiding in a treasure chest at the bottom of the ocean, talking to a fox in a frog suit. Just... just... we just gotta accept it.
brutalmoose on SPY Fox in Dry Cereal

I've had acid trips more consistent than this.
YouTube comment on the first episode of Excel Saga

The first time I reached this boss, I instantly lost all my lives cause I had no idea wtf was going on. I fainted afterwards.
— YouTube comment on the Final Boss of Hellsinker

This game involves elite cyber-assassins fighting their way into post-apocalyptic, semi-sentient ruins populated by hostile, overly-religious robots on a mission to rescue what may or may not be a stray cat. Also, an abstract concept is a superstition is a double entendre is a croissant.
— A fan's description of Hellsinker

Mario: If you need instructions on how to get through the hotels, check out the enclosed instruction book.
Luigi: What instruction book?
Mario: If you need instructions on how to get the enclosed instruction book, check out the enclosed instruction book.
Luigi: WTF?
Mario: If you need instructions on how to get the instructions on how to get the enclosed instruction book, check out the instructions on how to get the enclosed instruction book.
(Luigi's brain fizzles out)

You're a pair of fingers in chequerboard land with upside down doors. What kind of drugs were they on? Was this game even made by a human being?

Alright, so this-this game, what is this? What is it even trying to do? Like, is it actually being weird on purpose? Is this an interactive storybook for kids, or is it... Monty Python meets Don Hertzfeldt and YouTube Poop in a nightmare-fueled acid dream of...? (drifts into Angrish)

Just, what is going on? There's, like, a giant metal tube. And there's a fist. This reminds me of a fever nightmare.

The Prisoner was a very surreal show. I've seen the whole thing, and I'm still not sure what happened.
Ross Scott, Ross's Game Dungeon: Super Cult Tycoon

    Western Animation 

Space Ghost: Now, woodpile, did you or did you not masquerade as eels and shock Zorak with that wrench? Answer me! Now, what about these beans?
Moltar: Those must've fallen out of my hair.
Space Ghost: ...
Moltar: Well, you're just making all this s*** up! ... Oh, what? You're the only one that gets to make s*** up?

    Real Life 

There is no final conclusion to The Prisoner. We were fortunate enough to do something as audacious as that, because people do want the words "The End" put up there.
Patrick McGoohan on the last episode of The Prisoner

What is this I don't even

When you see it, you'll shit bricks.
— Anon

The below statement is false.
The above statement is true.
— Anon


Example of: