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"...you fall down and BLEEEED to death!"
Every hostile NPC, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Used by Genre Savvy characters to point out that, if this were a movie, a trope would be coming into play right about now, or just to show how well they know the other character(s) in the scene. Sometimes, but not always, they are proven right. A type of Lampshade Hanging and frequently a case of Leaning on the Fourth Wall. Sometimes ends up with the characters being Wrong Genre Savvy or being wrong in some other way.

Not to be confused with In Which a Trope Is Described.


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Anime & Manga

Comics

  • PS238: "I suppose this is the point where I tell you that you won't get away with this?"

Film

  • Shrek: "This is the part where you run away."
    • With an apt Call Back in Shrek Forever After.
      • The signs Lord Farquaad's guards use would fall into this as well.
  • ~Ferris Bueller's Day Off~: "This is the part where Cameron goes berserk."
  • The film adaptation of Mortal Kombat: "This is where you fall down." Used twice by Johnny Cage, first on an "actual" movie set (when an actor playing a mook in a choreographed fight misses his cue, which ruins the take), and then again at the end of the fight against Goro (the four-armed behemoth is hanging over a cliff, and as Johnny speaks the line his hand slips and he falls into oblivion).
  • Magnolia:

  Phil: I know this sounds silly, and I know that I might sound ridiculous... like this is the scene of the movie... where the guy is trying to get a hold of the long-lost son, y'know, but this is that scene. This is that scene. And I think they have those scenes in movies because they're true. Y'know, because they really happen. And you gotta believe me, this is really happening. I mean, I can give you my number and you can go check with whoever you gotta check with and call me back. But do not leave me hanging on this. Please. I'm just -- please. See... this is the scene of the movie where you help me out.

  • Disney's animated Robin Hood (the one with the talking animals) has Maid Marian, Lady Cluck, and some of the Nottingham children playing make-believe as Robin Hood and Prince John. Lady Cluck tells the boy playing Robin that "This is the part where you drag your lady fair off to Sherwood Forest."
  • And from Robin Hood: Men in Tights: "Prepare for the fight scene!"
  • Toy Story

 Woody: This is the part where we blow up!

Buzz: Not today!

 Joker: And now comes the part where I relieve you, the little people, of the burden of your failed and useless lives.

 Marie: Why don't you both put your guns down and go home?

Harry: Don't be stupid! This is the shootout.

  • Scream could practically be renamed This is The Part Where: The Movie.
  • Serenity: "I guess this is the part where you say your famous last words."
  • Forrest Whitaker's character does this towards the end of Ghost Dog: The Way of The Samurai. He seems amused when Louie, (the Mafia boss he's worked for as a contract killer) confronts him on an empty city street while a nearby church bell rings, and says "What is this, Louie High Noon?" After another moment he adds "This is the final shootout scene."

Literature

Live Action TV

  • In series 3 of the new Doctor Who, a genre-savvy Master taunts the Doctor whilst stealing his TARDIS: "Now, why don’t we stop and have a nice little chat while I tell you all my plans and you can work out a way to stop me, I don’t think!"
    • In series 5, Rory isn't surprised the TARDIS is bigger on the inside, because he's been reading up. The Doctor isn't happy: "I like the bit where they say it's bigger on the inside. I always look forward to that."
    • During the "Time of Angels" cliffhanger, River tells the Doctor "No pressure, but this is usually when you have a really good idea."
  • Lost: "Is this the part where I say 'I told you so'?"
  • Malcolm in the Middle: "This is where something good happens...finally"
  • Sylar in Heroes: "This is usually the part where people start screaming."
    • Not so much Genre Savvy in this case, more based on experience with having killed LOTS of people
  • Foyle's War, episode "Bleak Midwinter": "Is this the bit where I'm supposed to say I cut myself shaving?"
  • This is the part on Scrubs where Dr. Kelso responds vitriolically to a request for a favor:

 Dr. Kelso: Well, I haven't had my coffee yet so I'm finding it hard coming up with a more colorful way to say "who gives a crap?" <pause> Actually that wasn't half bad.

  • Used by Garak in an episode of Deep Space Nine when the group he is escaping with is stopped by a Jem'Hadar. Suddenly he runs up beside the guard and also points his phaser at the protagonists.

 Garak: Didn't you know? This is the part where I pretend to be their friend...

Guard steps forward to arrest them.

Garak: And then I shoot you.

  • Used by President Bartlet in The West Wing when he's had his fill of his electoral opponent's lowbrow snottiness:

 Bartlet: In the future, if you're wondering, 'Crime, boy, I don't know' is when I decided to kick your ass.

 Josh: Look, its not going to be a big deal...

Donna: Isn't that what we always say, just before it becomes a big deal?

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - her old school crush Ford comes to town, and he uses this trope constantly while putting his plans into action (which clearly bothers Spike) - toward the end we see this is his way of imposing some control on a world that has made him uncontrollably terminally ill.
  • Future!Ted does this all the time on How I Met Your Mother. Especially in "Dowisetrepla", where his 20/20 hindsight allows him to telegraph every terrible decision the gang made back during the events of the episode, and tell his kids what they should have done instead.
  • In Power Rangers Operation Overdrive, Dax says of a Let's Split Up, Gang! moment that it was just like that part in a horror movie where everyone splits up and gets whacked one at a time. Nobody listens to him, of course. One Ranger ends up getting kidnapped.

Music

  • The whole point of the Hannah Montana song "If We Were a Movie".
  • "The Song That Goes Like This" from Spamalot
  • The song "I Hate this Part" by the Pussycat Dolls.
    • "I know this is the part where the end starts..."
  • Alesana's "This Is Usually The Part Where People Scream"

 Singer (whispering): This is the part where you are supposed to scream.

Sceamer (screaming): This is the part where you are supposed to scream!

  • "The Grunge Song" by Radio Free Vestibule has a lot of fun with this.
  • "Please Play This Song on the Radio" by NOFX.
    • "The only problem we had was writing enough words / (oooh aaah) / But that's okay, because the chorus is / Coming up again now"
  • "Gotta Sing High" by Kenny White.
  • "This Is The Chorus" by Morris Minor and the Majors.
  • Several songs by Mitch Benn, including "West End Musical" and "Boy Band".
  • "My Defiance" by Comet Gain ends each verse with "Here comes the chorus now!"
  • "#1 Radio $ingle" by Psychostick is an entire song of this trope. "This is the part of the song where I talk about emotions / And this is the part of the song where I sing about how I feel so cold inside / And this is where, my producer told me / to say yeah".

Video Games

  • In The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, if a battle drags on, hostile NPCs will sometimes yell (among other things): "This is the part where you fall down and bleed to death!"
    • Sometimes not even if the battle drags on, this speech is declared acceptable by the game's coding for use a war cry, therefore there are some enemies in the game who believe that their MERE EXISTENCE is enough to ensure your mutilation and death.
    • And more often than not, the line will be spoken seconds before exactly that happens to the hostile NPC. Hilarious the first couple of times.
      • "This is the part when you fall down and- HURK"
      • Similarly there is "I've fought mud crabs more fearsome than you!" which when cut in half is somewhat less impressive.
      • Or some really dangerous mud crabs are walking around the countryside invisible.
  • Paine occasionally starts a battle in Final Fantasy X-2 by saying "This is the part where you get hurt."
  • In the concluding video of Zork: Grand Inquisitor, Jack catches a falling Lucy and starts babbling, prompting her response: "Shh. This is the part where we kiss." Also qualifies as a "Shut Up" Kiss.
  • In Uncharted 2: Among Thieves:

 Flynn: (to Elena) "Sorry love, this isn't a movie, and you're not the plucky girl who reforms the villain and saves the day. It's just not done like that." (primes hand grenade)

  Amazing Spidey: I've seen enough scary movies to know that this is the moment when the monster jumps out. (Sandman arrives). I knew it!

 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))

Song: The Part Where He Kills You

 Cortex: I'm sorry. This is the part where I'm supposed to be angry. Full of rage. Incensed beyond belief. Once again, you have outsmarted and outspun my best henchmen. I should be rather upset, shouldn't I?

Western Animation

 Rhesus II: "This is the part where I say something clever, then kill you. (pause) Sorry. Nothing clever comes to mind." *Opens fire; cut to commercial*

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: "Now comes the part where I double-cross you."
    • Doubly notable because this is a rare example where the character's statement doesn't come true.
  • Parodied/subverted in The Simpsons, when an effort to get rid of a trampoline sees Homer trapped on a cliff-ledge that is just aching to crumble away:

 Homer: If this were a cartoon, the cliff would fall off now.

[Scene fades to what is obviously a long time later; it is dark, and Homer is still there.]

Homer: [Whining] I'm thirsty!

[The cliff falls off]

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