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A common Stock Phrase, most often by a villain, to express upon entering the area of the target. Often accompanied by the destruction of a barrier, commonly a door, with an object such as an ax. Occasionally found as a bad guy's Pre-Ass-Kicking One-Liner.
Born from Ed McMahon's Catch Phrase “Here’s Johnny” on The Tonight Show, it was made popular and haunting when in the film The Shining by Jack Nicholson. Since then, it had made its way into popular culture as a trope of all its own, with different names and/or words replacing Johnny.
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- 3 Comic Books
- 4 Fan Works
- 5 Film
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- 25 Western Animation
- 26 Other Media
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- The Shining: This phase was made famous in the scene where Jack Torrance takes an axe to the door in order to track down Wendy.
- The Tonight Show: The Trope Namer. Ed McMahon's Catch Phrase, proclaimed boldly Once an Episode during Johnny Carson's tenure to introduce him to the audience at the start of each show.
- iCarly, "iSaved Your Life", Spencer shouts, "Here's Spencey!!", upon Sam opening her locker. The latter wasn't amused and locks Spencer.
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- One of the fatalities done by Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat X, as he rips his victim from the waist, stating "Here's Johnny".
- In the fourth Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror" episode, "The Shining", Homer chases his family and spokes a version of this phase. First, with the standard, next with David Letterman… only to be greeted by Abe. Third time, Homer was successful on finding the rest of the family.
- In "Blazed and Confused", after Mr. Jack Lassen punches the chalkboard, leading to Mrs. Hover's classmates, Milhouse pokes through and says "Heeere's...Millie!"
- In the episode "Doug Inc./Doug's Nightmare on Jumbo Street" of Doug, Doug's dog, Porkchop, does a version of this.