Oh God, with the Verbing!
Oy, with the arrows, and the bleeding, and the death!And the knifing, and the hurting, and the senseless violence, already!
A phrase made popular by Jerry Lewis that was then exaggerated by characters based on him. The phrase is based on the syntax of Yiddish, and is heavily associated with Jewish and Borscht Belt humor. Jews do love to complain, after all. Variations include: "Oh God, with the X!", "Stop, with the X!", "Please, not with the X!", etc. It's often topped off with "already!" Less often happens to users or translators of other languages more fond of participles than English, since even if there's no similar phraseology, the habitual form tend to crop up everywhere.
The phrase is generally used to complain about an action, like "shouting," "stabbing" and so forth, but can also use to complain about a subject, such as "Enough, with the radio! Turn it off!"
Not to be confused with Oh, the Humanity!
Abridged Series[edit | hide | hide all]
- Used in the first episode of Berserk Abridged.
- Used in a recent Ben 10 abridged series.
- Quite a few times in Dragon Ball Abridged movies done by I Touched Yusuke [dead link] in the precursor team-up to Team Four Star.
- Yusuke in Yu Yu Hakusho Abridged: X = flying.
- Ranma ½: The Abridged Chronicles with Ryoga. "Oy, with the boobs, and the shirt, and the woah!"
- And then in a later episode: "With the boot, and the face, and the pain..."
- The Abridging of Haruhi Suzumiya: Kyon yells the 'running' version of this as Haruhi drags him out of the classroom, complete with a Super Mario Bros. soundtrack.
- Code Geass the Abridged Series has this happen a few times, with Shirley declaring "Oh God With The Falling" when Milly declares the cat-catching contest and the "prize", while Suzaku has several, one in the flashback involving being shot, and another being hit the scene-changing screen after Lelouch gets fed up with Suzaku not getting his hint.
- The Third Hokage from Naruto the Abridged Comedy Spoof Series Show uses this when Iruka shows up to bother him one time too many. "God, always with the talking from you."
- Used overtly by Uncle Iroh in Avatar: The Abridged Series. "Alright, alright! Enough, with the vining [whining], already!"
- Brian Michael Bendis sometimes writes Spider-Man (who grew up a Lutheran) like this. "Grenades! Oy with the grenades!"
- At the end of Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet), the actor Jof sees a vision of the knight and his family doing a dance of death. His wife, Mia, turns to him and says "You with your visions and dreams."
- Jurassic Park: Dr. Ian Malcolm, in The Lost World, neatly summarizes each of the movies in the series.
"'Oooh, ahhh.' That's how it always starts. Then later there's the running and the screaming."
- Occasionally shows up in the speech patterns of the younger characters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer—Willow and Xander primarily, although others employ it as well.
- Every episode of the short-lived WB sitcom Alright Already had a title which was some variant of "Again with the ______ ".
- Firefly used this now and again, usually from Wash.
- When Lorelai Gilmore, from Gilmore Girls, speculates about the most inherently funny phrase in the world to help her through a boring family dinner, she finally settles on "Oy, with the poodles, already!"
- The West Wing, when Josh is babbling apologetically to Amy about how he never learned to be good at relationships. "You know what? Maybe not so much for you with the talking." *kiss*
- Kevin Pollak had a one-hour HBO comedy special titled "Stop With the Kicking!" The title came from Pollak's discussion of nascent action "star" Jeff Speakman:
What kind of a name for an action hero is Jeff Speakman?! It's the Kung Fu Jew! Oh oy! I would throw a kicking move and go "Oh my back, oh my back, wait, wait, wait, stop with the kicking! Stop! Wait a second! Wait awhile."
- Invoked on The Daily Show when Jon Stewart is talking about corrupt Illinois ex-governor Rod Blagojevich. He can't pronounce his name without dissolving into a Jerry Lewis impression.
- Used occasionally on Mystery Science Theater 3000, in particular during The Beast of Yucca Flats, after comparing Tor Johnson's lumbering beast to a "meshugene grandfather."
- Doctor Who has Madam Kovarian utter a variation on this: "The flirting, do I have to watch this?".
Video Games[edit | hide]
- Al over the PA in Ratchet: Deadlocked: "Ratchet, I know you're busy with the killing and the hurting..."
- Kang the Mad in Jade Empire uses this—he refers to you "with the punching and the kicking," and admonishes that he'd've preferred more explosions.
- World of Warcraft, with its often creative names for its quests, has "Again With the Zapped Giants" among others.
- In Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All, Phoenix has been taking quite a bit of abuse from Franziska von Karma's whip. When his mentor Mia adds a bit of tongue-lashing to the mix, Phoenix replies:
Phoenix: Mia, not you too! With the whip... and the pain... and the owww...
- In The Curse of Monkey Island, if the player doesn't have Guybrush saw off the plank the first time he boards the Sea Cucumber, and then gets walked off the plank, he will climb on board the ship after sawing off the plank and get this exchange after monkeys surround him again:
Mr. Fossey: [irritated] AGAIN with the sneaking on board the ship! I don't know how or why you came back on board... but the next time you walk the plank will be your last!
Web Comics[edit | hide]
- Eight Bit Theater frequently uses this gag when someone is getting horribly stabbed, burned, dismembered, or otherwise violently killed off panel.
- Awkward Zombie did it in this comic.
- Homestar Runner had Strong Bad begin answering one of his emails, "Again with the 'Dear Strong Bad'..."
- Strip 100 of Questionable Content had Marten saying "Please don't make with the killing!" in response to seeing Faye topless.
- Schlock Mercenary has several Common Tongues, including Galstandard Peroxide, mostly spoken by water-dwelling species. Recognizing sophonts used to it is easy - by never uttering a verb if there's a present participle is doing the same job when they start speaking Galstandard West. Such as the Aqueousci, humans who grew up underwater on Celeschuul and they sound like this.
- The Neo-Oafa were talking with strong Peroxide accent early on (presumably the Prabstdi who have re-created them decided the blimp-people must have more in common with aquatic species). Maiamumla stops doing it after being "melded" with sophont of another species and memory of an ancient Oafa; Yaeyoefui (ancient Oafa who was given Galstandard West knowledge copied from a neoafan brain) doesn't have such an accent. Occasionally this quirk amusingly distorted some nuances.
Karl Tagon: That sounds more ominous than it is.
Kaff Tagon: I know my Peroxide accents, dad...
Web Original[edit | hide]
- Used by Pilz-E a lot in Neurotically Yours.
- In the first episode of Monkey Ninjas:
(after Carl defeats a monster in the kitchen)
Phil: Oi! What's with all the yelling and the cooking and the pan-smacking? It's 8 AM!
Carl: You sound like you swallowed a rabbi.
- According to Topfive.com, the number one Jewish Country Western song is "Alright, Already, Stop With the Infidelity!"
- Mister Magic, a superhero from the Global Guardians PBEM Universe whose mystic power is based on the Hebrew Kaballah, often speaks in this manner.
- The Nostalgia Critic does this (albeit in the midst of a Jerry Lewis impression) in his Dungeons & Dragons review.
- Mister Director from Animaniacs, and Paul Rugg in general.
Mr. Director: Oh, cute little children with the puppy dog faces!
- An even more elaborate example:
Mr. Director: Oy! How'd you! With the going! You were there but here now! You are! For me to see! How'd you do!?
Yakko: What did he say?
Wakko: I think it was "Oy! How'd you! With the going! You were there but here now! You are! For me to see! How'd you do!?"
Yakko: Thanks for clearing that up.
- See also Freakazoid!.
- Prof. Frink in The Simpsons, mostly because the voice actor based him on Jerry Lewis' character in the "Nutty Professor". Jerry Lewis was cast as Prof. Frink's father in a Halloween Special.
- Shelton Klutzberry, another character vocally based on Jerry Lewis, says this sort of thing in The Replacements.
- Zoidberg and the other Decapoidians talk this way on Futurama, being Space Jews.
- Mort Goldman in Family Guy occasionally does this.
- In one episode, Mojo Jojo of Powerpuff Girls repeatedly describes the foiling of his plan as "The dogs, the biting, the dropping."
- In Codename: Kids Next Door, Numbuh 5's entire family does this almost constantly. Her mother does it in French. What with her father being a homage to Bill Cosby, with the obliviousness, and the parenting, and d'oh, you know what I'm talking about!
- In the fourth An American Tail movie The Mystery of the Night Monster, one of the villain's cat underlings talks like Jerry Lewis.
- "Okay, okay, I get the message! Enough already with the glowing and the smoke people!"
- In one episode of Histeria! that focused on the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Lewis and Clark get crushed by a canoe they're carrying. Lewis says, "stop with the heavyness already!" in a very annoying voice.
- Due to a short-circuit, Larry 3000 from Time Squad behaves like a drunk person, leading to this exchange in front of many French people:
Larry: He-LLO FRI-ENDS! Oh, the nice French people, with the funny language, and the talking, with the "Oui oui, poo poo, ah hah hah hah, oh mon cheri, french fries"... woah! Hey LA-dy!
Buck: *laughs* Hey, that's a pretty good Dean Martin.
Otto: *attempting to pull Larry away* Come on, Larry...
Larry: Oh please, kind sir, with the grabbing of the arm... Oh with the hurrying...
Drakken: Suppose you outnumbered her... Suppose that was an army of you against one of her.
Shego: Oh, no. Again with the cloning?!
Oy, enough with the troping and the editing and the categorizing of the many television shows already!