87 Of The Most Brilliant Comebacks Ever Screenshotted, As Shared On The ‘Clever Comebacks’ Page (New Pics)

Have you ever thought of the best comeback only after it was too late? Right before bed, while taking a shower or standing in an elevator, you get your light-bulb moment: “Ahh, why didn’t I think of it before?” The French even came up with a term for that, l’esprit de l’escalier—the spirit of the staircase—and it means that the perfect retort arises only when it doesn’t matter anymore.

However, this does not apply to everyone. A select few have the superpower of coming up with snappy one-liners on the spot, and the r/CleverComebacks subreddit is the site to go for these legendary comments. As the moderators put it, “If someone just got shown up, this is the place to post it.“

So make sure to scroll down and upvote your favorite retorts! And if you can’t get enough of snappy comebacks, make sure to check out Bored Panda’s previous posts here, here and here.

#1 Old But Gold

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#2 Oof. That Burn Needs Some Love

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#3 He Makes A Good Point

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#4 Elon Musk Gets Destroyed By Facts And Logic

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#5 Yep May Be It Is True

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#6 Not Be A Baby Machine

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#7 It Was Social Distancing Haha

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#8 He Was Asking For It!

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#9 Nasa Is Untrustworthy

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#10 It Really Is The Churches Motto Tho

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#11 Accessible Parking, But Only During Office Hours

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#12 Someone Needs A Refresher On Anatomy

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#13 Fake Incest Go!

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#14 Found This While Browsing Instead Of Sleeping

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#15 I Swear It Was On

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#16 You’re Not Wrong…

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#17 She Seems So Dumb

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#18 Technically He Spoke Genders Into Existence Because By His Very Word He Can Create

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#19 Not Sure What Is The Objective Is Here?

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#20 In Your Face Jake

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#21 Does Jlo Have A Reply To That?

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#22 That’s A Good Proof

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#23 He Wants The Ring Please

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#24 In 1919 And 1920, At The Very Start Of His Career, Tolkien Worked On The Staff Of The Oxford English Dictionary; He Later Said Of This Time That He “.. Learned More In Those Two Years Than In Any Other Equal Period Of My Life”

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#25 He Did Spell It Wrong

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#26 English Unchanged

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#27 Would You Like Some Whine With That?

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#28 It Works Both Ways!

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#29 From A Religiously-Charged Argument About Letting In Afghan Refugees

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#30 Stop Complaining

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#31 I’m Not A Gamer For Nothing

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#32 Family Problems

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#33 Whatever Your Weakness, There’s A Hellion To Exploit It

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#34 Well Played, The Almighty

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#35 Miss Independent!

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#36 We Need No Masks Because Viruses Are Not Real

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#37 I Prayed For Help And God Sent Doctors With The Vaccine, I Said “No Thanks, I’m Waiting For God To Help Me”

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#38 Not Sure If This Has Been Posted Here Yet, Sorry If It Has Been

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#39 Simple Math To Hard

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#40 Verizon > T-Mobile

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#41 It Is Funny But True

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#42 State Representative Got Owned!

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#43 I Laughed Too Hard At This

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#44 Finnally A Manager Making A Comeback

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#45 Look I Made A Joke

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#46 Why Do Some People Want Others To Have It Bad Cruz They Had ? Hope This Isn’t Already Here

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#47 Jesus Statues vs. Police State

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#48 F*cking Sheep

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#49 “I Got A Boyfriend”

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#50 Mindy Kaling Shuttin’ ‘Em Down

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#51 Bless This Woman

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#52 The Real Deal

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#53 True Perfection Has Been Achieved

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#54 When You Get Caught Being Stupid…

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#55 Screw Caitlyn Jennerule

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#56 There Was An Attempt

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#57 Did You Do Long Jump In High School?

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#58 Naked Truth

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#59 Explaining Words

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#60 New New Testament

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#61 One For The Burn Ward

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#62 “How This Millennial Paid Off His Student Loans By Playing Children’s Games”

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#63 Famous Last Words

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#64 Only In Santa Clarita

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#65 Still Chasing That Dollar

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#66 To Dress Up

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#67 She Said Over Her Dead Body……

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#68 Hey Jr, It’s “Father, ” Not “Fat Her”

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#69 Roman Emperors, Hopefully This Title Is Long Enough

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#70 Getting Schooled

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#71 Eddie The Eagle

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#72 What He Say?

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#73 Friend Sent Me This Screen-Grab About “Alpha” Males Against Dating Trans Women And That Is One Hell Of A Burn

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#74 When You Try To Act Smart Only To Be Told Off

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#75 Seriously Though, We Need To Get Our Hands On Those Lottery Numbers

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#76 Ohhhh Bitlife

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#77 No, Not Like That!

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#78 A Pretty Thorough Demolition

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#79 “For Whom Cnn Won’t Cheerlead?!”

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#80 Under An Ask Reddit Post, Holy Shit I Was Laughing For 20 Minutes

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#81 You Broke-A** Willy Wonka

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#82 Don’t Mistake Empathy For Weaknesses

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#83 He So Right

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#84 My Man Got Insulted Real Bad, Real Quick

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#85 Makes A Great Point

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#86 I Love Ignorant Christians

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#87 This Response To An Antivax Conspiracy Theorist

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