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14th Sep '16 11:02:58 AM wanderlustwarrior
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** Then, after seeing an absolutely horrendous play in “The Ember Island Players”:
--> "The effects were decent."

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** Then, after seeing an absolutely horrendous MetaEpisode play about them in “The Ember Island Players”:
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Players”: "The effects were decent."" Ironically, the episode aired not too far apart from the film {{Film/TheLastAirbender}}, causing people to use the same faint praise to describe ''it''.
14th Sep '16 10:56:04 AM PeteU
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* In ''Series/StrangersWithCandy'', Teacher Chuck Noblet to protagonist Jerri Blank's stepmother Sara: "Jerri certainly is one our of students."
21st Aug '16 7:03:59 AM eowynjedi
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* In ''Literature/WolfHall'', after Thomas Cromwell returns from a trip he tells his wife Liz that she's sweeter to look at than Cardinal Wolsey was. She laughs and tells him "that's the smallest compliment a woman ever received", which he replies is a shame because he was working on it the whole way home.

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* In ''Literature/WolfHall'', after Thomas Cromwell returns from a trip he tells his wife Liz that she's sweeter to look at than Cardinal Wolsey was. She laughs and tells him "that's the smallest compliment a woman ever received", which he replies jokes is a shame because he was working on it the whole way home.
21st Aug '16 7:03:32 AM eowynjedi
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* In ''Literature/WolfHall'', after Thomas Cromwell returns from a trip he tells his wife Liz that she's sweeter to look at than Cardinal Wolsey was. She laughs and tells him "that's the smallest compliment a woman ever received", which he replies is a shame because he was working on it the whole way home.
29th Jul '16 6:43:38 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Flesh and Stone", River arguably gives one about the Doctor. The army captain asks her "Do you trust this man?" She replies, "I absolutely trust him." "He's not some kind of madman?" In the ''exact'' same tone as before: "... I absolutely trust him."

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Flesh and Stone", River arguably gives one about the Doctor. The army captain asks her "Do you trust this man?" She replies, "I absolutely trust him." "He's not some kind of madman?" In the ''exact'' same tone as before: "... I absolutely trust him."" He catches on, though, and warns her that he doesn't like it.
** The Eighth Doctor tries to convince Cass that he's not one of those Time Lords, who have wrought destruction upon the universe during the Time War, by saying that he's "one of the nice ones". This doesn't work, and she chooses to die rather than trust him. He refuses to leave her side and dies too.
15th Jul '16 4:28:59 PM DennisRodquin
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* In the ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode, "The Gang Dines Out", Mac forces Dennis to say something nice to him. This is the best Dennis could come up with:
-->'''Dennis:''' ...Your hair looks small.
1st Jul '16 8:02:51 PM MsChibi
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* The {{Jerkass}} practice of "negging." The idea is to shake the confidence of the negee (usually a woman one wants to pursue sex and/or a relationship with) enough to get her to seek his validation and approval. This can also be done with advertising: play on the potential consumer's insecurities (about their looks or status or whatever else)...and imply that your product will make everything better.
29th Jun '16 12:42:49 PM Taxima
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* There is a rare [[{{Inverted}} inversion]] of the trope in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''. Gigi's, a NPC in the Goldsmith's Guild, initial criticism of the player's work ("Not fit to make a chamberpot" "an affront to the gods themselves") is so ridiculously over-the-top that "I've seen worse" is treated as high praise.
9th Jun '16 4:31:42 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', Doctor Frank-N-Further asks his servants on their opinion of Rocky, his latest creation. While Riff Raff and Magenta offer lavish praise, Columbia enthusiastically says "He's okay!" The doctor doesn't appreciate that.

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* In ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', Doctor Frank-N-Further asks his servants on their opinion of Rocky, his latest creation. While Riff Raff and Magenta offer lavish praise, Columbia enthusiastically says "He's okay!" The doctor doesn't appreciate that.
5th Jun '16 7:22:25 PM dmcreif
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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRLzrxnNwuI this]] ''Series/MrShow'' sketch, the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) attempts to bolster their public image with an ad campaign reminding the public that they're not serial killers. It wins the award for Best Improved Image at the Awards for Advertising American Ads. The audience gets so disgusted with the pro-NAMBLA PSA that even a member of NAMBLA takes offense.
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