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A Stock Phrase when something particularly unexpected happens, usually following OOC Is Serious Business. For instance, "Alice just spoke, does anyone see four horsemen riding up?"

If it's someone saying the end is nigh if this thing happens, and then it does, see Cue the Flying Pigs. Often used to lampshade Dumbass Has a Point.

Not to be confused with Signs of the End Times, which is when you're literally seeing signs of the apocalypse.

Examples of Sign of the Apocalypse include:

Anime and Manga

 Kaoru cooking? Is it a sign of the apocalypse?

Film

  • Played with in Summerslam

 Don't be ridiculous, it's not one of the signs of the apocalypse when he starts quoting Judy Garland. When he starts singing like Ethel Merman, then you've gotta worry.

 Mike, in a relationship? Isn't that one of the signs of the Apocalypse?


Literature

 I started to get annoyed, but was struck by the disturbing thought that if I did, I would be coming down on the same side of the situation as Charity, which might be one of the signs of the apocalypse.

Live Action Television

 Miss Fine and Miss Babcock walking arm in arm. Isn't that one of the biblical signs of the apocalypse?

 Oh, sh*t. Sean Garrity readin' a book. That's the first sign of the apocalypse.

 Well, you're falling in love. It's not one of the 7 signs of the Apocalypse. ... Is it?

 My God, no more attention. This is like one of the signs of the Apocalypse.

 Lois Lane: Clark Kent and Karaoke - isn't that a sign of the Apokolips?

  • In the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer they point to the band playing in the Bronze (Nerf Herder, a song from whom also provided the theme tune throughout the series) as a sign of the Apocalypse. At the same time as a lot of rather more conventional signs of the apocalypse are occurring.
  • Family Ties:

 Alex: She's right. I'm wrong, and Mallory's right. The world is ending!

Newspaper Comics

 Rat: What is true happiness?...How does a dumb pig like you answer a question like that?

Pig: I think happiness is finding an extra couple of french fries at the bottom of the bag.

Rat: ...Pig made sense. The apocalypse is upon us.

Web Comics

 Chuck: Does this seem like a particularly awkward silence?

James: Dude, Miriam's not saying anything. It's the end times, man.

 "But it can't be the Apocalypse today, the Mayan calendar says..."

Western Animation

 Hordak: The end of the world is upon us, Grizzlor has had an idea!

 "These are the end times."

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