History Main / BackHandedApology

21st Jun '16 11:54:33 AM Morgenthaler
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-->'''Lemongrab''': ... [[SincerityMode I am sorry]]. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Make pies, slave]].

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-->'''Lemongrab''': ... [[SincerityMode I am sorry]]. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Make pies, slave]].slave.
21st Jun '16 11:54:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* Squirt and Shimmer do this to each other in "Stumped" on ''MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'' after having a fight over a hollyberry. Holley demands that they stop fighting and apologize to each other. "Sorry your ugly scarecrow won't have a head," shouts Squirt and Shimmer retorts "And ''I'm'' sorry that you're the world's worst berry thief!" Later, the two apologize to each other for real after they cool off and realize the pettiness of their earlier behavior.

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* Squirt and Shimmer do this to each other in "Stumped" on ''MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'' after having a fight over a hollyberry. Holley demands that they stop fighting and apologize to each other. "Sorry your ugly scarecrow won't have a head," shouts Squirt and Shimmer retorts "And ''I'm'' sorry that you're the world's worst berry thief!" Later, the two apologize to each other for real after they cool off and realize the pettiness of their earlier behavior.
9th Jun '16 8:43:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheCarpetPeople'':

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* ''TheCarpetPeople'':''Literature/TheCarpetPeople'':
3rd Jun '16 10:25:38 AM williamdwells
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-->'''Douchebag[[note]]who looks like a guy but is really a stupendously ugly fat chick[[/note]]:''' Okay. I'm sorry your kid's a brain-dead stinking blue cheese fatass.

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-->'''Douchebag[[note]]who looks like a guy but is really a stupendously ugly fat chick[[/note]]:''' Okay. I'm sorry your kid's a brain-dead stinking blue cheese fatass.fat-ass.



* Creator/OrsonWelles's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho_9XTnlJKM apology]] for the ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' radio theatre incident[[note]]Which happened in a periodical radio theatre timeslot, and during which there were four reminders that it was theatre[[/note]] essentially amounted to, "I'm sorry, I just didn't know so many people were stupid."

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* Creator/OrsonWelles's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho_9XTnlJKM apology]] for the ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' radio theatre incident[[note]]Which happened in a periodical radio theatre timeslot, time-slot, and during which there were four reminders that it was theatre[[/note]] essentially amounted to, "I'm sorry, I just didn't know so many people were stupid."



** Their leftwing rivals ''The Mirror'' had another example: after American film producer Steve Bing ordered them to apologize for calling him "Bing Laden", he sent them an extremely grovelling and abject text of his apology which was to be run or they would face legal action. They ran it ''on the front page'' under the headline "A SINCERE AND HEARTFELT APOLOGY TO STEVE BING, PHILANTHROPIST AND HUMANITARIAN"...along with a feature inside the paper on "why Americans don't understand irony or sarcasm". Of course, their British readers ''did'' understand that they were obviously not serious...and, true to stereotype, Bing did not.

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** Their leftwing left-wing rivals ''The Mirror'' had another example: after American film producer Steve Bing ordered them to apologize for calling him "Bing Laden", he sent them an extremely grovelling and abject text of his apology which was to be run or they would face legal action. They ran it ''on the front page'' under the headline "A SINCERE AND HEARTFELT APOLOGY TO STEVE BING, PHILANTHROPIST AND HUMANITARIAN"...along with a feature inside the paper on "why Americans don't understand irony or sarcasm". Of course, their British readers ''did'' understand that they were obviously not serious...and, true to stereotype, Bing did not.not.
** To be fair to Bing, many American's would have found that pun to be in poor taste (and probably still do).



* General George S. Patton famously slapped two soldiers suffering from shellshock (even brandishing his pistol threateningly at one) and was ordered to apologize in lieu of a formal reprimand. His private apologies to the two men were reported as "no apology at all, an attempt to justify what he'd done." When apologizing to his soldiers at large, Patton only made vague references to being "too hard" on the men serving under him, and later wrote in his diary that he felt no shame at all at what he'd done and greatly resented having to apologize at all. For the record, the two men who were slapped seemed satisfied with their private apologies, one even remarking that Patton was under stress himself when the incident occurred.

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* General George S. Patton famously slapped two soldiers suffering from shellshock shell-shock (even brandishing his pistol threateningly at one) and was ordered to apologize in lieu of a formal reprimand. His private apologies to the two men were reported as "no apology at all, an attempt to justify what he'd done." When apologizing to his soldiers at large, Patton only made vague references to being "too hard" on the men serving under him, and later wrote in his diary that he felt no shame at all at what he'd done and greatly resented having to apologize at all. For the record, the two men who were slapped seemed satisfied with their private apologies, one even remarking that Patton was under stress himself when the incident occurred.
2nd Jun '16 5:29:48 AM Viira
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Peridot is such an asocial freak that even when she is heartfelt in apology, it [[ThatCameOutWrong comes of as insincere.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Peridot is such an asocial freak that even when she is heartfelt in apology, it [[ThatCameOutWrong comes of off as insincere.]]
27th May '16 10:39:13 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse: Peridot is such an asovial freak that even when she is heartfelt it [[ThatCameOutWrong comes of as this.]]
--> Sorry I interrogated you. You were just full of such useful information. That's a sincere compliment. —Peridot.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse: ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Peridot is such an asovial asocial freak that even when she is heartfelt in apology, it [[ThatCameOutWrong comes of as this.insincere.]]
--> Sorry ''Sorry I interrogated you. You were just full of such useful information. That's a sincere compliment. '' —Peridot.
26th May '16 2:51:44 AM Mareon
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse: Peridot is such an asovial freak that even when she is heartfelt it [[ThatCameOutWrong comes of as this.]]
--> Sorry I interrogated you. You were just full of such useful information. That's a sincere compliment. —Peridot.
25th May '16 6:50:15 PM WillBGood
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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' after the guys act like {{Jerkass|es}} to Penny's boyfriend [[TheDitz Zack]] Leonard asks how they should apologize, Sheldon suggests "Zack I'm sorry your stupid, have a milkdud".

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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' after the guys act like {{Jerkass|es}} {{Jerkass}}es to Penny's boyfriend [[TheDitz Zack]] Leonard asks how they should apologize, Sheldon suggests "Zack "Zack, I'm sorry your stupid, have you're stupid. Have a milkdud".Milk Dud".
10th Apr '16 6:20:49 AM MattP5557
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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' after the guys act like {{Jerkass|es}} to Penny's boyfriend [[TheDitz Zack]] Leonard asks how they should apologize, Sheldon suggests "Zack I'm sorry your stupid, have a milkdud".
** Sheldon tries to do this to Amy but she doesn't accept it
-->'''Sheldon''': I was not myself, [[ItMakesSenseInContext I had lost a lot of thumb blood.]]
-->'''Amy''': That's not an apology.
-->'''Sheldon''': That is your opinion.
-->'''Amy''': I want a real apology!
-->'''Sheldon''': I'm sorry that you weren't able to...
-->'''Amy''': No!
-->'''Sheldon''': That my genius...
-->'''Amy''': No!
-->'''Sheldon''': [[NeverMyFault That the soap was so...]]
-->'''Amy''': Sheldon!
-->'''Sheldon''': Fine... [[SincerityMode sorry]]
3rd Mar '16 1:55:14 AM HiddenWindshield
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* On ''Series/BabylonFive'', Sheridan's apology to the Centauri firmly cemented him as an awesome replacement to Sinclair. It's just a pity he never got to carry it out to them.
--> '''Sheridan:''' I apologize. I'm... sorry. I'm sorry we had to defend ourselves against an unwarranted attack. I'm sorry that your crew was stupid enough to fire on a station filled with a quarter million civilians, including your own people. And I'm sorry I waited as long as I did before I blew them all straight to hell! ...'[[IronicEcho As with everything else, it's the thought that counts]].'
** Sheridan says this alone in the privacy of his quarters; he never actually said it to the Centauri diplomats. (WordOfGod is that he was ''prepared'' to, though, which would have pissed off much more than just the Centauri since it was an OrderedApology) He was overtaken by events and never ended up having to deliver the apology anyway.

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* On ''Series/BabylonFive'', Sheridan's apology [[TheCaptain Sheridan]] was [[OrderedApology ordered to apologize]] to the Centauri firmly cemented him as for something that was the Centauri's fault. Sheridan is shown practicing an awesome replacement epic backhand apology [[MirrorMonologue to Sinclair. a mirror]] in his quarters. It's just a pity too bad he never got the chance to carry it out to them.
actually deliver it.
--> '''Sheridan:''' I apologize. I'm... sorry. I'm sorry we had to defend ourselves against an unwarranted attack. I'm sorry that your crew was stupid enough to fire on a station filled with a quarter million civilians, including your own people. And I'm sorry I waited as long as I did before I blew them all straight to hell! ...'[[IronicEcho hell! ''({{beat}})'' "[[IronicEcho As with everything else, it's the thought that counts]].'
** Sheridan says this alone in the privacy of his quarters; he never actually said it to the Centauri diplomats. (WordOfGod is that he was ''prepared'' to, though, which would have pissed off much more than just the Centauri since it was an OrderedApology) He was overtaken by events and never ended up having to deliver the apology anyway.
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