Test Your Skill At Snark!

I was thinking about the difficulty of dancing around the point in last night’s post, when I struck upon the solution.

I’m turning this into an opportunity for you to show off YOUR writing chops!

I’ll present the same setup as was on the Phineas and Ferb “Where’s Perry?” Part Two show last night, and you share YOUR idea for the perfect sarcastic, snarky retort!

The genius is, the setup is classically cliché, so when a brilliant retort comes, it breaks your expectations. You get a cliché setup line, you expect a cliché response.

That makes the “holy crap” factor all the better.

So, to set the scene.

Two people, normally enemies, have been forced to work together towards a common goal. We’ll call one the evil mad scientist and the other one the snarky action hero.

Right in the middle of a crisis, where the mad scientist is whipping together an invention to save the world but in the process is making a big mess and stealing parts from just about everything the action hero will need to survive, and the two might plummet to their deaths at any moment because of in flight parts cannibalization of their plane, the mad scientist turns to the action hero and says;

“One day we’ll look back on this moment and laugh.”

And then YOU instantly reply…

27 thoughts on “Test Your Skill At Snark!

  1. I’m not sure I fully got the scene, but if the mad scientist stole stuff from the hero, the hero might’ve answered: “or, if you gave me back my stuff now, we could laugh right away!”


  2. “Wait!” Mr. Hero gasped. His face bent into an expression of pure horror. He inched back toward the aircraft door and placed a shaking hand on the sole parachute. “You promised there wouldn’t be time travel…” he gasped. He blindly fumbled for the handle of the door behind him and stammered, “You p-p-promised!”


  3. Snarky hero kicks mad scientist in the ‘nads, see the bulging eyes and pain wracked features of his erstwhile ally, and says”NOW I’ll look back and laugh…”


  4. Yup when were both in traction I’m sure we will both be laughing…….

    Best i could come up with while the plane is still falling. Most of my snarky comebacks happen off the cuff just ask my friends…….


  5. Hmm, it makes a bit of a difference as the scene actually was in the episode, where the dialog occurred immediately after the two of them had implausibly survived the crash landing uninjured. Less worry about trying to save their lives gives Mr. Hero more room to wind up and let Mr. Mad Scientist know how he really feels.


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