History Main / BackHandedApology

17th Jun '17 8:37:22 PM skybox
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* When the german government ordered the construction of the holocaust memorial in berlin, one of the corporations paid for the construction of the memorial was a remnant of the "IG Farben AG", the corporation who produced the "Cyclone B" gas. This resulted in a public outcry by the jewish community in germany, but the assignment was not revoked and thus, this remnant of the "IG Farben AG" was payd by the german government to work on the holocaust memorial.

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* When the german German government ordered the construction of the holocaust Holocaust memorial in berlin, Berlin, one of the corporations paid for the construction of the memorial was a remnant of the "IG Farben AG", the corporation who that produced the "Cyclone "Zyklon B" gas. This resulted in a public outcry by the jewish Jewish community in germany, Germany, but the assignment was not revoked and thus, this remnant of the "IG Farben AG" was payd paid by the german German government to work on the holocaust Holocaust memorial.
11th May '17 3:01:26 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', Creator/MelissaMcCarthy's impersonation of Sean Spicer opens with one of these:
-->"I'd like to begin today by apologizing on behalf of you to me for how you have treated me these last two weeks, and that apology is not accepted."
4th May '17 8:06:30 AM ngh93
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''[[[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny cue entire crowd moving back, except a blissfully-smiling Karen]''

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''[[[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny ''([[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny cue entire crowd moving back, except a blissfully-smiling Karen]''Karen]])''
29th Apr '17 12:09:09 PM StFan
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[[folder:Comics]]
* In ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' (at least the French version), Haddock has to apologise to the Thompsons for saying that a circus (actually a Moon crater, called a circus in French) needed two clowns, and that they would suit perfectly. He then proceeds to say: "The circus does not need two clowns. Therefore you would not suit perfectly". One of the Thompsons tries to ponder on what that actually implies, but the other is perfectly happy with this "apology".
** The English version changes the confusion to the Thompsons thinking the Sea of Nectar is literally the seaside, and Haddock claims that they're looking for two Punch and Judy men on the pier, for which they would suit perfectly. The apology goes about the same way, with Haddock "explaining" that they're not hiring after all, which doesn't address the insult at all.

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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' (at least the French version), Haddock has to apologise apologize to the Thompsons for saying that a circus (actually a Moon crater, called a circus in French) needed two clowns, and that they would suit perfectly. He then proceeds to say: "The circus does not need two clowns. Therefore you would not suit perfectly". perfectly." One of the Thompsons tries to ponder on what that actually implies, but the other is perfectly happy with this "apology".
**
"apology". The English version changes the confusion to the Thompsons thinking the Sea of Nectar is literally the seaside, and Haddock claims that they're looking for two Punch and Judy men on the pier, for which they would suit perfectly. The apology goes about the same way, with Haddock "explaining" that they're not hiring after all, which doesn't address the insult at all.



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[[folder:FanWorks]][[folder:Comic Strips]]
* After a reader with the surname Dork complained about a ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip using "Dork" as an insult, Scott Adams printed a reply in which Dogbert apologized "To all the Dorks who were offended."
* ''ComicStrip/NonSequitur'': Danae ''loves'' this [[http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2010/03/19 concept]].
-->'''Danae:''' Sorry if you mistook something I said as somehow being offensive. Now everyone should stop dwelling on the past and just get over it.
* Used in a ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' Sunday strip, where a peasant is loudly claiming that the king is a fink, for which he is brought before the king to apologise.
-->'''Peasant:''' I'm sorry you're a fink.
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', when Calvin is (unusually) trying to apologize to Susie she just tells him to get lost, and he screams at her as she walks away: "I'm trying to apologize, you dumb noodleloaf!" He then {{Face Palm}}s realizing what he's just said.
* In a ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' comic, Micheal is showing off all of his new back-to-school supplies and then teases Elizabeth because she didn't get anything, causing her to cry. John then tells Michael to apologize, and say it like he means it, so Micheal says "sorry" in a goofy voice, which causes him to get sent to his room.
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* In the ''Manga/LoveHina'' fic ''FanFic/ForHisOwnSake'', after Keitaro explains why he's leaving the Hinata Inn and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calls out each of the girls]] on how their past behavior hurt him, Shinobu and Mutsumi are the only ones that linger long enough to apologize. Shinobu apologizes honestly, while Mutsumi instead talks more about how she's sorry how he's hurt Naru and everyone with his rejection. This [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadows]] their resultant character arcs: Shinobu comes to recognize and accept how she helped drive him away by never speaking out against the abuse, while Mutsumi convinces herself that Keitaro needs her help to get back together with Naru.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9825937/6/Bound-in-Servitude Bound in Servitude]]'' Mrs. Weasley insists that Ron apologize for implying that most of the Order of the Phoenix are Dumbledore-worshipping sheep.

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* In the ''Manga/LoveHina'' fic ''FanFic/ForHisOwnSake'', after Keitaro explains why he's leaving the Hinata Inn and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calls out each of the girls]] on how their past behavior hurt him, Shinobu and Mutsumi are the only ones that linger long enough to apologize. Shinobu apologizes honestly, while Mutsumi instead talks more about how she's sorry how he's hurt Naru and everyone with his rejection. This [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadows]] {{foreshadow|ing}}s their resultant character arcs: Shinobu comes to recognize and accept how she helped drive him away by never speaking out against the abuse, while Mutsumi convinces herself that Keitaro needs her help to get back together with Naru.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9825937/6/Bound-in-Servitude Bound in Servitude]]'' Servitude]]'', Mrs. Weasley insists that Ron apologize for implying that most of the Order of the Phoenix are Dumbledore-worshipping sheep.



* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'': Vegeta gets one in at the end of the first season, due to Goku's insistence that if Vegeta says he's sorry, he can leave Earth unmolested. The result?
-->'''Vegeta:''' I'm sorry. Yep. ''Totally'' sorry. I just feel terrible. Yes, I'm very, very, "very" sorry... ''[capsule door shuts]'' THAT YOU'RE ALL STILL ALIVE! SUCKERS!



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-->'''Shrek''' [to Donkey] : If I treat you so badly, then why did you come back, huh?
-->'''Donkey''': Because that's what friends do - ''they forgive each other!''
-->'''Shrek''': Oh, yeah. You're right, Donkey. I forgive you - for stabbing me in the back!

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-->'''Shrek''' [to Donkey] : -->'''Shrek:''' ''[to Donkey]'' If I treat you so badly, then why did you come back, huh?
-->'''Donkey''':
huh?\\
'''Donkey:'''
Because that's what friends do - -- ''they forgive each other!''
-->'''Shrek''':
other!''\\
'''Shrek''':
Oh, yeah. You're right, Donkey. I forgive you - -- for stabbing me in the back!



* ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'': Though it's entirely possible that in Derek's case, he was [[TooDumbToLive being genuine]].
-->'''Derek:''' I'm sorry that good-looking people like us made you throw up and feel bad about yourself.
-->...and...
-->'''Mugatu:''' Oh, I'm sorry, did my pin get in the way of your ass? Do me a favor and lose five pounds immediately or get out of my building like now!
* ''Film/MeanGirls'' has a scene where each girl is supposed to apologize and do a trust fall. One of the GirlPosse members makes this excuse for an apology, which leaves few willing to stand behind her to catch her when she falls:
-->'''Gretchen:''' I'm sorry that people are so jealous of me... but I can't help it that I'm popular.
--> [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny *''cue entire crowd moving back, except a blissfully-smiling Karen''**]]

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* ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'': Though it's entirely possible that in Derek's case, he was is [[TooDumbToLive being genuine]].
-->'''Derek:''' I'm sorry that good-looking people like us made you throw up and feel bad about yourself.
-->...and...
-->'''Mugatu:'''
yourself.\\
[...]\\
'''Mugatu:'''
Oh, I'm sorry, did my pin get in the way of your ass? Do me a favor and lose five pounds immediately or get out of my building like now!
* ''Film/MeanGirls'' has ''Film/MeanGirls'':
** There's
a scene where each girl is supposed to apologize and do a trust fall. One of the GirlPosse members makes this excuse for an apology, which leaves few willing to stand behind her to catch her when she falls:
-->'''Gretchen:''' --->'''Gretchen:''' I'm sorry that people are so jealous of me... but I can't help it that I'm popular.
--> [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny *''cue
popular.\\
''[[[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny cue
entire crowd moving back, except a blissfully-smiling Karen''**]]Karen]''



--> '''Girl in Wheelchair:''' Laura, I don't hate you because you're fat. You're fat, because I hate you.

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--> '''Girl --->'''Girl in Wheelchair:''' Laura, I don't hate you because you're fat. You're fat, because I hate you.



--> '''Girl from Michigan:''' Alyssa, I'm sorry I called you a gap-toothed bitch. It's not your fault you're so gap-toothed.

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--> '''Girl --->'''Girl from Michigan:''' Alyssa, I'm sorry I called you a gap-toothed bitch. It's not your fault you're so gap-toothed.



-->"I apologize for not being entirely honest with you. I apologize for not revealing my true feelings. I apologize, sir, for not telling you sooner that you're a degenerate, sadistic old man. ''[[SuddenlyShouting AND YOU CAN GO TO HELL BEFORE I APOLOGIZE TO YOU NOW OR EVER AGAIN!]]''"

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-->"I -->'''Colonel Dax:''' I apologize for not being entirely honest with you. I apologize for not revealing my true feelings. I apologize, sir, for not telling you sooner that you're a degenerate, sadistic old man. ''[[SuddenlyShouting AND YOU CAN GO TO HELL BEFORE I APOLOGIZE TO YOU NOW OR EVER AGAIN!]]''"






-->'''Owlglass''': He was sentenced to death for telling the Emperor that he was a blithering idiot who didn't have the brains of a meat pie.
-->'''Pismire''': Actually, I got sentenced to death for apologising.
-->'''Snibril''': How can you be sentenced to death for apologising?
-->'''Pismire''': I said I was sorry, and that, on reflection, he did have the brains of a meat pie.
* Creator/{{Plato}}'s ''Literature/ApologyOfSocrates'' appears to be one of these, considering that Socrates spends most of his speech lamenting how stupid everybody is. But the definition of "apology" at the time also meant "a reasoned argument in justification of something". So Socrates's "apology" was him explaining to the people of Athens his beliefs and methods.
** This meaning is the basis for the term "apologetics".

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-->'''Owlglass''': -->'''Owlglass:''' He was sentenced to death for telling the Emperor that he was a blithering idiot who didn't have the brains of a meat pie.
-->'''Pismire''':
pie.\\
'''Pismire:'''
Actually, I got sentenced to death for apologising.
-->'''Snibril''':
apologising.\\
'''Snibril:'''
How can you be sentenced to death for apologising?
-->'''Pismire''':
apologising?\\
'''Pismire:'''
I said I was sorry, and that, on reflection, he did have the brains of a meat pie.
* Creator/{{Plato}}'s ''Literature/ApologyOfSocrates'' appears to be one of these, considering that Socrates spends most of his speech lamenting how stupid everybody is. But the definition of "apology" at the time also meant "a reasoned argument in justification of something". So Socrates's "apology" was him explaining to the people of Athens his beliefs and methods.
**
methods. This meaning is the basis for the term "apologetics".



-->“No complete record of Ming Wang’s confession now exists, all those who accompanied him having entered into a deep compact to preserve a stubborn silence. It is admitted, however, that it was of inordinate length, very explicit in its details, and that it implicated practically every courtier and official of any standing. In a final access of self-reproach the Emperor penitently admitted that he was the guilty head of a thoroughly decayed and criminal autocracy, that he weakly surrounded himself with greedy and incompetent officials, and that he had thoughtlessly permitted sycophancy, bribery and peculation to abound.”

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-->“No -->"No complete record of Ming Wang’s Wang's confession now exists, all those who accompanied him having entered into a deep compact to preserve a stubborn silence. It is admitted, however, that it was of inordinate length, very explicit in its details, and that it implicated practically every courtier and official of any standing. In a final access of self-reproach the Emperor penitently admitted that he was the guilty head of a thoroughly decayed and criminal autocracy, that he weakly surrounded himself with greedy and incompetent officials, and that he had thoughtlessly permitted sycophancy, bribery and peculation to abound."



-->Dear Kristy, I'm sorry you're the biggest, bossiest know-it-all in the world, but what can I do about it? Perhaps you should consider professional help.

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-->Dear -->''Dear Kristy, I'm sorry you're the biggest, bossiest know-it-all in the world, but what can I do about it? Perhaps you should consider professional help.''



[[folder:Live Action TV ]]
* ''Series/{{House}}'' is forced to apologize to Cuddy's mother: "I'm sorry...that we saved your life", he starts, and then steers it back to a straight apology: "...in the way that we did". Wilson gives the apology a B+.

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[[folder:Live Action TV ]]
[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{House}}'' is forced to apologize to Cuddy's mother: "I'm sorry... that we saved your life", he starts, and then steers it back to a straight apology: "...in the way that we did". Wilson gives the apology a B+.



---> '''Maurice:''' I apologize that your abominable behavior had so exhausted my patience that I was goaded into a slight transgression.
* ''Series/TheCloser'': Assistant Chief Pope has received numerous complaints about friction between Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson and other legal departments, and so has ordered her to apologize to the offended parties.
--> '''Brenda:''' I'd like to start with you, Ms. Powell. I'd like to say how sorry I am that I was unable to ignore your general level of incompetence in the wrongly obtained conviction in the case of Bill Croelick. And I'm sorry if you felt hurt and defensive about putting a man on death row for the wrong crime, and I certainly hope that that will never, ever happen again. Agent Jackson, I deeply regret that the FBI handed over two million dollars to a man on a terrorist watch list without the capacity to trace it, or managed to follow him for months without knowing his wife was having an affair with a doctor, and I hope you do much better in the future. Captain Taylor, I suppose I should apologize to you for not having been born in Los Angeles, but having seen you work up close now for several months, I can honestly say that try as I might, I can't think of any fair and reasonable system on earth where I wouldn't outrank you. There. I hope that clears everything up.

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---> '''Maurice:''' -->'''Maurice:''' I apologize that your abominable behavior had so exhausted my patience that I was goaded into a slight transgression.
* ''Series/TheCloser'': ''Series/TheCloser'':
**
Assistant Chief Pope has received numerous complaints about friction between Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson and other legal departments, and so has ordered her to apologize to the offended parties.
--> '''Brenda:''' --->'''Brenda:''' I'd like to start with you, Ms. Powell. I'd like to say how sorry I am that I was unable to ignore your general level of incompetence in the wrongly obtained conviction in the case of Bill Croelick. And I'm sorry if you felt hurt and defensive about putting a man on death row for the wrong crime, and I certainly hope that that will never, ever happen again. Agent Jackson, I deeply regret that the FBI handed over two million dollars to a man on a terrorist watch list without the capacity to trace it, or managed to follow him for months without knowing his wife was having an affair with a doctor, and I hope you do much better in the future. Captain Taylor, I suppose I should apologize to you for not having been born in Los Angeles, but having seen you work up close now for several months, I can honestly say that try as I might, I can't think of any fair and reasonable system on earth where I wouldn't outrank you. There. I hope that clears everything up.



-->'''Chief Pope''': On behalf of the entire LAPD, allow me to say how sorry I am that you lied to us so much and that you knocked your wife around to such an extent that we considered you a suspect in her murder.

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-->'''Chief Pope''': --->'''Chief Pope:''' On behalf of the entire LAPD, allow me to say how sorry I am that you lied to us so much and that you knocked your wife around to such an extent that we considered you a suspect in her murder.



--> '''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! ''({{beat}})'' "[[IronicEcho As with everything else, it's the thought that counts]]."
* 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 you're stupid. Have a Milk Dud".

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--> '''Sheridan:''' -->'''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! ''({{beat}})'' ''[{{beat}}]'' "[[IronicEcho As with everything else, it's the thought that counts]]."
* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' after ''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 you're stupid. Have a Milk Dud".



-->'''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]]
* From ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', after Carla tried to interfere in Perry and Jordan's relationship, Turk persuades her to apologise to Jordan:
-->'''Carla''': I didn't mean to upset you. Even though everything I said was true, and you know it.
-->'''Turk''': Baby, that is a God-awful apology. Just God-awful.
-->'''Jordan''': Yeah, that's 'cause she's not really sorry.
** Elliot within the first three episodes gets off on the wrong foot with Carla, JD makes her apologize and then she always adds "you know I'm right" or "But (excuse)". There is added dream sequences of her digging her own grave to prove the point!

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-->'''Sheldon''': --->'''Sheldon:''' I was not myself, [[ItMakesSenseInContext I had lost a lot of thumb blood.]]
-->'''Amy''':
]]\\
'''Amy:'''
That's not an apology.
-->'''Sheldon''':
apology.\\
'''Sheldon:'''
That is your opinion.
-->'''Amy''':
opinion.\\
'''Amy:'''
I want a real apology!
-->'''Sheldon''':
apology!\\
'''Sheldon:'''
I'm sorry that you weren't able to...
-->'''Amy''': No!
-->'''Sheldon''':
to...\\
'''Amy:''' No!\\
'''Sheldon:'''
That my genius...
-->'''Amy''': No!
-->'''Sheldon''':
genius...\\
'''Amy:''' No!\\
'''Sheldon:'''
[[NeverMyFault That the soap was so...]]
-->'''Amy''': Sheldon!
-->'''Sheldon''':
]]\\
'''Amy:''' Sheldon!\\
'''Sheldon:'''
Fine... [[SincerityMode sorry]]
* From ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', after ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
** After
Carla tried tries to interfere in Perry and Jordan's relationship, Turk persuades her to apologise apologize to Jordan:
-->'''Carla''': --->'''Carla:''' I didn't mean to upset you. Even though everything I said was true, and you know it.
-->'''Turk''':
it.\\
'''Turk:'''
Baby, that is a God-awful apology. Just God-awful.
-->'''Jordan''':
God-awful.\\
'''Jordan:'''
Yeah, that's 'cause she's not really sorry.
** Elliot within the first three episodes gets off on the wrong foot with Carla, JD J.D. makes her apologize and then she always adds "you know I'm right" or "But (excuse)". There is added dream sequences of her digging her own grave to prove the point!



-->'''Santana''': Hey Tubs! Can I talk to you for a second?
-->'''Rory''': Hey, listen here. You can't make fun of Finn anymore.
-->'''Santana''': Shut your potato hole, I'm here to apologize. ''[to Finn]'' Rachel's right, I haven't been fair to you. You're not fat. I should know, I slept with you. I mean, at some point I must have liked that you look like a taco addict who's had one too many back alley liposuctions.
-->'''Rory''': Whoa.
-->'''Santana''': Please stick a sock in it or ship yourself back to Scotland. I'm trying to apologize to Lumps The Clown. ''[back to Finn]'' I am sorry, Finn. I mean, really, I'm sorry that the New Directions are gonna get crushed by the Troubletones. And also sorry that you have no talent. Sorry that you sing like you're getting your prostate checked, and you dance like you've been asleep for years and someone just woke you up. Have fun riding on Rachel's coattails for the rest of your life, although, you know what, I would just watch out for her come holiday time if I were him, because if I were her, I'd stick a stent in one of those boobs and let the Finn blubber light the Hanukkah lamp for eight magical nights.

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-->'''Santana''': -->'''Santana:''' Hey Tubs! Can I talk to you for a second?
-->'''Rory''':
second?\\
'''Rory:'''
Hey, listen here. You can't make fun of Finn anymore.
-->'''Santana''':
anymore.\\
'''Santana:'''
Shut your potato hole, I'm here to apologize. ''[to Finn]'' Rachel's right, I haven't been fair to you. You're not fat. I should know, I slept with you. I mean, at some point I must have liked that you look like a taco addict who's had one too many back alley liposuctions.
-->'''Rory''': Whoa.
-->'''Santana''':
liposuctions.\\
'''Rory:''' Whoa.\\
'''Santana:'''
Please stick a sock in it or ship yourself back to Scotland. I'm trying to apologize to Lumps The the Clown. ''[back to Finn]'' I am sorry, Finn. I mean, really, I'm sorry that the New Directions are gonna get crushed by the Troubletones. And also sorry that you have no talent. Sorry that you sing like you're getting your prostate checked, and you dance like you've been asleep for years and someone just woke you up. Have fun riding on Rachel's coattails for the rest of your life, although, you know what, I would just watch out for her come holiday time if I were him, because if I were her, I'd stick a stent in one of those boobs and let the Finn blubber light the Hanukkah lamp for eight magical nights.



* ''SexAndTheCity'': Carrie apologizes to Big's trophy-wife for having an affair with Big, to which she reples "I'm sorry too: I'm sorry you cheated with my husband, ran around behind my back, and caused me to fall and break my tooth, requiring 27 stitches and hours of painful surgery."

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* ''SexAndTheCity'': ''Series/SexAndTheCity'': Carrie apologizes to Big's trophy-wife for having an affair with Big, to which she reples "I'm sorry too: I'm sorry you cheated with my husband, ran around behind my back, and caused me to fall and break my tooth, requiring 27 stitches and hours of painful surgery."



* A rare ''accidental'' example in ''Series/DoctorWho'', when the Doctor attempts to apologise to Barbara for kidnapping her and accusing her of trying to kill him. Due to the fact that he has NoSocialSkills it comes out as self-aggrandisement and blaming her for everything and he never actually says the word 'sorry'. Barbara's facial expression suggests she notices this, but at the same time she sees that it's meant sincerely and he's just communicating it badly, and accepts it.

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* A rare ''accidental'' example in ''Series/DoctorWho'', when the Doctor attempts to apologise to Barbara for kidnapping her and accusing her of trying to kill him. Due to the fact that he has NoSocialSkills it comes out as self-aggrandisement and blaming her for everything and he never actually says the word 'sorry'."sorry". Barbara's facial expression suggests she notices this, but at the same time she sees that it's meant sincerely and he's just communicating it badly, and accepts it.



''(The customer leaves in disgust.)''\\

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''(The ''[the customer leaves in disgust.)''\\disgust]''\\






[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* After a reader with the surname Dork complained about a ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip using 'Dork' as an insult, Scott Adams printed a reply in which Dogbert apologised 'To all the Dorks who were offended'.
* [[ComicStrip/NonSequitur Danae]] ''loves'' this [[http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2010/03/19 concept]].
-->'''Danae:''' Sorry if you mistook something I said as somehow being offensive. Now everyone should stop dwelling on the past and just get over it.
* Used in a ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' Sunday strip, where a peasant is loudly claiming that the king is a fink, for which he is brought before the king to apologise.
-->'''Peasant:''' I'm sorry you're a fink.
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', when Calvin is (unusually) trying to apologize to Susie she just tells him to get lost, and he screams at her as she walks away: "I'm trying to apologize, you dumb noodleloaf!" He then {{Face Palm}}s realizing what he's just said.
* In a ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' comic, Micheal is showing off all of his new back-to-school supplies and then teases Elizabeth because she didn't get anything, causing her to cry. John then tells Michael to apologize, and say it like he means it, so Micheal says "sorry" in a goofy voice, which causes him to get sent to his room.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* After a reader with the surname Dork complained about a ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip using 'Dork' as an insult, Scott Adams printed a reply in which Dogbert apologised 'To all the Dorks who were offended'.
* [[ComicStrip/NonSequitur Danae]] ''loves'' this [[http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2010/03/19 concept]].
-->'''Danae:''' Sorry if you mistook something I said as somehow being offensive. Now everyone should stop dwelling on the past and just get over it.
* Used in a ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' Sunday strip, where a peasant is loudly claiming that the king is a fink, for which he is brought before the king to apologise.
-->'''Peasant:''' I'm sorry you're a fink.
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', when Calvin is (unusually) trying to apologize to Susie she just tells him to get lost, and he screams at her as she walks away: "I'm trying to apologize, you dumb noodleloaf!" He then {{Face Palm}}s realizing what he's just said.
* In a ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' comic, Micheal is showing off all of his new back-to-school supplies and then teases Elizabeth because she didn't get anything, causing her to cry. John then tells Michael to apologize, and say it like he means it, so Micheal says "sorry" in a goofy voice, which causes him to get sent to his room.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]

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[[folder:Webcomics]][[folder:Web Animation]]
* Ruby Rose from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' gives one to Weiss after Weiss sums up how their first fight as a team Understatement didn't go very well.
-->'''Ruby:''' I'm sorry that you need my help to win a fight.
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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'': Vegeta gets one in at the end of the first season, due to Goku's insistence that if Vegeta says he's sorry, he can leave Earth unmolested. The result?
-->'''Vegeta:''' I'm sorry. Yep. ''Totally'' sorry. I just feel terrible. Yes, I'm very, very, "very" sorry...(capsule door shuts) THAT YOU'RE ALL STILL ALIVE! SUCKERS!



* Ruby Rose from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' gives one to Weiss after Weiss sums up how their first fight as a team Understatement didn't go very well.
-->'''Ruby:''' I'm sorry that you need my help to win a fight.



-->'''Amir:''' Are you still pissed about the last time he visited?
-->'''Jake:''' You mean when he went to get a drink from the water fountain and you shoved his face into it? Yeah, he lost two of his front teeth!
-->'''Amir:''' I apologized for that!
-->'''Jake:''' You said, "Sorry you don't have a sense of humor, bitch!"

to:

-->'''Amir:''' Are you still pissed about the last time he visited?
-->'''Jake:'''
visited?\\
'''Jake:'''
You mean when he went to get a drink from the water fountain and you shoved his face into it? Yeah, he lost two of his front teeth!
-->'''Amir:'''
teeth!\\
'''Amir:'''
I apologized for that!
-->'''Jake:'''
that!\\
'''Jake:'''
You said, "Sorry you don't have a sense of humor, bitch!"



-->'''Riley:''' Mrs. Dubois, I'm sorry your cobbler look like throw-up with peas in it.
-->(This is followed by more arguing between Robert and Riley, until the former beats up the latter.)
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Mel Gibson's "apology" to the Jews, and also:
-->'''Peter:''' Hey, hey, hey. Easy, fella. That's my kid. Now apologize.
-->'''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 fat-ass.
** There was also the episode where Brian writes a best selling book and Stewie becomes his agent. But soon, all the fame goes to Brian's head and starts acting really mean towards Stewie and even going as far as to firing him. At the end of the episode, Brian tries to apologize to Stewie, but claims that Stewie was the reason he acted like that.

to:

-->'''Riley:''' Mrs. Dubois, I'm sorry your cobbler look like throw-up with peas in it.
-->(This
it.\\
''[this
is followed by more arguing between Robert and Riley, until the former beats up the latter.)
latter]''
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
**
Mel Gibson's "apology" to the Jews, and also:
-->'''Peter:''' --->'''Peter:''' Hey, hey, hey. Easy, fella. That's my kid. Now apologize.
-->'''Douchebag[[note]]who
apologize.\\
'''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 fat-ass.
** There was also the episode where Brian writes a best selling best-selling book and Stewie becomes his agent. But soon, all the fame goes to Brian's head and starts acting really mean towards Stewie and even going as far as to firing him. At the end of the episode, Brian tries to apologize to Stewie, but claims that Stewie was the reason he acted like that.



-->'''Lemongrab''': You will make pies FAST, servile!
-->'''Tree Trunks''': If you wanna taste of my apple pie, ''you'd better be nice!''
-->'''Lemongrab''': ... [[SincerityMode I am sorry]]. Make pies, slave.

to:

-->'''Lemongrab''': -->'''Lemongrab:''' You will make pies FAST, servile!
-->'''Tree Trunks''':
servile!\\
'''Tree Trunks:'''
If you wanna taste of my apple pie, ''you'd better be nice!''
-->'''Lemongrab''': ...
nice!''\\
'''Lemongrab:''' ...
[[SincerityMode I am sorry]]. Make pies, slave.



--> ''Sorry I interrogated you. You were just full of such useful information. That's a sincere compliment.'' —Peridot.

to:

--> ''Sorry -->'''Peridot:''' Sorry I interrogated you. You were just full of such useful information. That's a sincere compliment.'' —Peridot.
9th Apr '17 6:29:01 AM TyeDyeWildebeest
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'': Vegeta gets one in at the end of the first season, due to Goku's insistence that if Vegeta says he's sorry, he can leave Earth unmolested. The result?
-->'''Vegeta:''' I'm sorry. Yep. ''Totally'' sorry. I just feel terrible. Yes, I'm very, very, "very" sorry...(capsule door shuts) THAT YOU'RE ALL STILL ALIVE! SUCKERS!
* Happens in ''WebVideo/VideoGameHighSchool''. The Law is such a jerk.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4IjTUxZORE This]] video combines the trope with a [[CallingTheOldManOut well earned]] ArmorPiercingQuestion from today's youth to a previous generation.
* Ruby Rose from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' gives one to Weiss after Weiss sums up how their first fight as a team Understatement didn't go very well.
-->'''Ruby:''' I'm sorry that you need my help to win a fight.
* In ''WebVideo/JakeAndAmir'', Jake calls out Amir for giving one of these to his cousin, Micah.
-->'''Amir:''' Are you still pissed about the last time he visited?
-->'''Jake:''' You mean when he went to get a drink from the water fountain and you shoved his face into it? Yeah, he lost two of his front teeth!
-->'''Amir:''' I apologized for that!
-->'''Jake:''' You said, "Sorry you don't have a sense of humor, bitch!"
[[/folder]]



[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'': Vegeta gets one in at the end of the first season, due to Goku's insistence that if Vegeta says he's sorry, he can leave Earth unmolested. The result?
-->'''Vegeta:''' I'm sorry. Yep. ''Totally'' sorry. I just feel terrible. Yes, I'm very, very, "very" sorry...(capsule door shuts) THAT YOU'RE ALL STILL ALIVE! SUCKERS!
* Happens in ''WebVideo/VideoGameHighSchool''. The Law is such a jerk.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4IjTUxZORE This]] video combines the trope with a [[CallingTheOldManOut well earned]] ArmorPiercingQuestion from today's youth to a previous generation.
* Ruby Rose from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' gives one to Weiss after Weiss sums up how their first fight as a team Understatement didn't go very well.
-->'''Ruby:''' I'm sorry that you need my help to win a fight.
[[/folder]]
28th Feb '17 3:26:28 AM ClatoLawa
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** The English version simplifies it to Haddock "explaining" that the circus isn't hiring, an apology which doesn't address the insult at all.

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** The English version simplifies it changes the confusion to the Thompsons thinking the Sea of Nectar is literally the seaside, and Haddock claims that they're looking for two Punch and Judy men on the pier, for which they would suit perfectly. The apology goes about the same way, with Haddock "explaining" that the circus isn't hiring, an apology they're not hiring after all, which doesn't address the insult at all.
22nd Feb '17 7:26:29 PM snichols1973
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-->'''Donkey''': Because that's what friends do, ''they forgive each other''!

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-->'''Donkey''': Because that's what friends do, do - ''they forgive each other''!other!''
22nd Feb '17 7:22:04 PM snichols1973
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[[folder:Film]]

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[[folder:Film]][[folder: Films - Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'':
-->'''Shrek''' [to Donkey] : If I treat you so badly, then why did you come back, huh?
-->'''Donkey''': Because that's what friends do, ''they forgive each other''!
-->'''Shrek''': Oh, yeah. You're right, Donkey. I forgive you - for stabbing me in the back!
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[[folder:Films - Live Action]]


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21st Feb '17 4:12:40 PM eroock
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Compare with FlippantForgiveness.

to:

Compare with FlippantForgiveness.
FlippantForgiveness and BaitAndSwitchComment.
21st Feb '17 4:10:08 PM eroock
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-->--''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine''

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-->--''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine''
-->-- ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine''
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