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19th Feb '16 10:49:27 PM FactoidCow
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It doesn't even have to necessarily be Bob who does the opposite. Half the time it seems like the [[RuleOfFunny entire universe is instantaneously altered just so the polar opposite of Bob's sentence occurs for a gag]]. If Bob is lying to his parents and says that he didn't go to that concert last night, sure enough, the phone will instantly ring and the answering machine will broadcast a friend instructing them to call back, [[IdiotBall raving in great detail about how much fun they had at the concert, how glad they are that they snuck out and how there's no way their parents will ever find out.]]

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It doesn't even have to necessarily be Bob who does the opposite. Half the time it seems like the [[RuleOfFunny entire universe is instantaneously altered just so the polar opposite of Bob's sentence occurs for a gag]]. If Bob is lying to his parents and says that he didn't go to that concert last night, sure enough, the phone will instantly ring and the answering machine will broadcast a friend instructing them to call back, [[IdiotBall [[InstantlyProvenWrong raving in great detail about how much fun they had at the concert, how glad they are that they snuck out out]] [[IdiotBall and how there's no way their parents will ever find out.]]
29th Oct '15 10:39:49 AM Chariset
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* Bob, accused of engaging in a certain behavior or activity, denies it and then [[DescriptionCut immediately does that behavior or activity]].
* Bob criticizes Alice for some fault that is an established part of his own characterization, or just before or after exhibiting that particular fault himself.
* Bob makes fun of a group of people of which [[BoomerangBigot he himself happens to be a member]].
* Alice tries to warn Bob of something several times, but he doesn't listen. Then, when that thing happens, Bob turns to Alice and says, "Why didn't you tell me?"

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* Bob, Bob is accused of engaging in a certain behavior or activity, denies it it, and then [[DescriptionCut immediately does that behavior or activity]].
* Bob criticizes Alice for some fault that is an established part of his own characterization, character, or just before or after exhibiting that particular fault himself.
* Bob makes fun of a group of people of which [[BoomerangBigot he himself happens to be is a member]].
* Alice tries to warn Bob of something several times, but he doesn't listen. Then, Then when that thing happens, Bob turns to Alice and says, "Why didn't you tell me?"
29th Oct '15 10:38:53 AM Chariset
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A type of gag prevalent with comedies and other genres. Basically it goes like this:\\
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A) A character openly makes some kind of statement or declaration and then [[{{Hypocrite}} does the exact opposite.]]\\
B) A character accused of engaging in a certain behavior or activity denies it before being [[DescriptionCut immediately depicted engaging in the very behavior or activity they just denied]].\\
C) One character criticizes another character for some fault that is an established part of their own characterization, or just before or after exhibiting that particular fault themselves.\\
D) A character makes fun of a group of people which [[BoomerangBigot he himself happens to be a part of]].\\
E) Character A tries to warn Character B of something several times, but they don't listen. Then, when that thing happens, Character B turns to Character A and says, "Why didn't you tell me?"

For example, an overweight girl deep in denial might say, "I don't see why you guys think I have an eating problem"... right before taking the first bite out of her fourth consecutive Big n' Tasty. Or a man might exclaim, "What are you talking about? I'm not greedy"... and then swipe clean every last cent in the Take-a-Penny-Leave-a-Penny tray.

It doesn't even have to necessarily be the character who does the opposite. Half the time it seems like the [[RuleOfFunny entire universe is instantaneously altered just so the polar opposite of the character's sentence occurs for a gag]]. If a character is lying to his or her parents and says that they didn't go to that concert last night, sure enough, the phone will instantly ring and the answer machine will broadcast a friend instructing them to call back, [[IdiotBall raving in great detail about how much fun they had at the concert, how glad they are that they snuck out and how there's no way their parents will ever find out.]]

Often evident (and occasionally TruthInTelevision) when one character prematurely accuses another character of engaging in DoubleEntendre or sexual innuendo, thereby indicating that their own thought processes are following the same "perverted" channels. It drives the point home if the accusing party speaks ''before'' the accused makes the connection or if they wouldn't have made it in the first place.

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A type of gag prevalent with comedies and in which a character's actions or words contradict each other genres. Basically it goes like this:\\
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A) A character
and this is PlayedForLaughs. Tends to run in one of several ways:

* Bob
openly makes some kind of statement or declaration and then [[{{Hypocrite}} does the exact opposite.]]\\
B) A character
]]
* Bob,
accused of engaging in a certain behavior or activity activity, denies it before being and then [[DescriptionCut immediately depicted engaging in the very does that behavior or activity they just denied]].\\
C) One character
activity]].
* Bob
criticizes another character Alice for some fault that is an established part of their his own characterization, or just before or after exhibiting that particular fault themselves.\\
D) A character
himself.
* Bob
makes fun of a group of people of which [[BoomerangBigot he himself happens to be a part of]].\\
E) Character A
member]].
* Alice
tries to warn Character B Bob of something several times, but they don't he doesn't listen. Then, when that thing happens, Character B Bob turns to Character A Alice and says, "Why didn't you tell me?"

For example, if Alice is an overweight girl deep in denial denial, she might say, "I don't see why you guys think I have an eating problem"... right before taking the first a bite out of her fourth consecutive Big n' Tasty. Or if Bob is known a man might miser, he could exclaim, "What are you talking about? I'm not greedy"... and then swipe clean every last cent in from the Take-a-Penny-Leave-a-Penny take-a-penny/leave-a-penny tray.

It doesn't even have to necessarily be the character Bob who does the opposite. Half the time it seems like the [[RuleOfFunny entire universe is instantaneously altered just so the polar opposite of the character's Bob's sentence occurs for a gag]]. If a character Bob is lying to his or her parents and says that they he didn't go to that concert last night, sure enough, the phone will instantly ring and the answer answering machine will broadcast a friend instructing them to call back, [[IdiotBall raving in great detail about how much fun they had at the concert, how glad they are that they snuck out and how there's no way their parents will ever find out.]]

Often evident (and occasionally TruthInTelevision) when one character Bob prematurely accuses another character Alice of engaging in DoubleEntendre or sexual innuendo, thereby indicating that their his own thought processes are following the same "perverted" channels. have already walked that crooked line. It drives the point home if the accusing party speaks Bob accuses Alice ''before'' the accused she herself makes the connection or if they she wouldn't have made it in the first place.
29th Apr '15 3:06:47 PM SWFMax
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-->-- '''Unnamed Turian''', ''MassEffect2''

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-->-- '''Unnamed Turian''', ''MassEffect2''''VideoGame/MassEffect2''
26th Feb '15 12:26:07 AM Level5Hm
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E) A character tries to warn another character of something several times, but they don't listen. Then, when that thing happens, Person B turns to Person A and says, "Why didn't you tell me?"

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E) Character A character tries to warn another character Character B of something several times, but they don't listen. Then, when that thing happens, Person Character B turns to Person Character A and says, "Why didn't you tell me?"
5th Dec '14 5:00:51 PM Lophotrochozoa
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[[quoteright:350:[[DonRosa http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hypocritical_Humor_503.jpg]]]]

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[[quoteright:350:[[DonRosa [[quoteright:350:[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hypocritical_Humor_503.jpg]]]]
26th Oct '14 3:17:17 PM SWFMax
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Some tropes, like SorryOciffer, SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX, and ComplainingAboutThingsYouHaventPaidFor, inherently lend themselves to HypocriticalHumor.

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Some tropes, like SorryOciffer, SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX, and ComplainingAboutThingsYouHaventPaidFor, inherently lend themselves to HypocriticalHumor.
Hypocritical Humor.
23rd Sep '14 3:35:41 PM ArthurEld
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A type of gag prevalent with sitcoms and children's comedies. Basically it goes like this:\\

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A type of gag prevalent with sitcoms comedies and children's comedies.other genres. Basically it goes like this:\\
18th Aug '14 5:51:29 PM 99Hedgehog
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->''"Oh, sarcasm. How original."''
-->-- '''Charlie''', ''[[SplinterCell Splinter Cell Blacklist]]''

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->''"Oh, sarcasm. How original.->''"You humans are all racist."''
-->-- '''Charlie''', ''[[SplinterCell Splinter Cell Blacklist]]'''''Unnamed Turian''', ''MassEffect2''
16th Jun '14 11:46:20 AM ShorinBJ
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Not to be confused with ''Hippocratic'' Humor, which would be what ''Series/{{House}}'', ''Series/{{Mash}}'', and ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' is all about. Also don't confuse with HypocriticalHeartwarming.

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Not to be confused with ''Hippocratic'' Humor, which would be what ''Series/{{House}}'', ''Series/{{Mash}}'', ''Series/{{MASH}}'', and ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' is all about. Also don't confuse with HypocriticalHeartwarming.
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