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11th May '17 8:57:41 PM AthenaBlue
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-->'''Piggy:''' Gee, you're the biggest cow I've ever saw!
-->'''Maggie:''' Well, if you're in charge, I'll take that as a compliment.
-->'''Piggy''': Uh...
-->'''Maggie''': And if not, I guess I'll just have to sit on you.
-->'''Piggy''': MOM!!!!!!
-->'''Maggie''': Hey! I'm only kidding!

to:

-->'''Piggy:''' Gee, you're the biggest cow I've ever saw!
-->'''Maggie:'''
saw!\\
'''Maggie:'''
Well, if you're in charge, I'll take that as a compliment.
-->'''Piggy''': Uh...
-->'''Maggie''':
compliment.\\
'''Piggy''': Uh...\\
'''Maggie''':
And if not, I guess I'll just have to sit on you.
-->'''Piggy''': MOM!!!!!!
-->'''Maggie''':
you.\\
'''Piggy''': MOM!!!!!!\\
'''Maggie''':
Hey! I'm only kidding!



-->'''Migel:''' You fight like my sister!\\

to:

-->'''Migel:''' -->'''Miguel:''' You fight like my sister!\\



-->'''Bill Trendle:''' Jesus, lady, you're worse than my wife!
-->'''Tanya Rammus:''' I'll take that as a compliment.

to:

-->'''Bill Trendle:''' Jesus, lady, you're worse than my wife!
-->'''Tanya
wife!\\
'''Tanya
Rammus:''' I'll take that as a compliment.



-->'''Dr. Desmond Powell:''' (wolf whistles)
-->'''Rebecca Frost:''' I'll take that as a compliment, you sexist pig.

to:

-->'''Dr. Desmond Powell:''' (wolf whistles)
-->'''Rebecca
''(wolf whistles)''\\
'''Rebecca
Frost:''' I'll take that as a compliment, you sexist pig.



-->'''Sharpay Evans:''' When did you become... one of them?
-->'''Ryan Evans:''' You know, I'll take that as a compliment.

to:

-->'''Sharpay Evans:''' When did you become... one of them?
-->'''Ryan
them?\\
'''Ryan
Evans:''' You know, I'll take that as a compliment.



-->'''Gen. Lord Cornwallis:''' This is hardly the conduct of a gentleman!
-->'''Col. Benjamin Martin:''' If the conduct of your officers is the measure of a gentleman, I'll take that as a compliment.

to:

-->'''Gen. Lord Cornwallis:''' This is hardly the conduct of a gentleman!
-->'''Col.
gentleman!\\
'''Col.
Benjamin Martin:''' If the conduct of your officers is the measure of a gentleman, I'll take that as a compliment.



-->'''W. Somerset Maugham:''' If you're suggesting I was her lover, you're mistaken.
-->'''French Criminal Investigator:''' It would be no affair of mine. And without wishing to say anything offensive... I must add that, from what I've heard of her proclivities... I should say that you were not her type.
-->'''W. Somerset Maugham:'''I'm prepared to take that as a compliment.

to:

-->'''W. Somerset Maugham:''' If you're suggesting I was her lover, you're mistaken. \n-->'''French \\
'''French
Criminal Investigator:''' It would be no affair of mine. And without wishing to say anything offensive... I must add that, from what I've heard of her proclivities... I should say that you were not her type. \n-->'''W.\\
'''W.
Somerset Maugham:'''I'm prepared to take that as a compliment.



-->'''Capt. Von Trapp:''' If the Nazis do take over Austria, I have no doubt, Herr Zeller, that you will be the entire trumpet section.
-->'''Herr Zeller:''' You flatter me, Captain.
-->'''Capt. Von Trapp:''' How clumsy of me. I meant to accuse you.

to:

-->'''Capt. Von Trapp:''' If the Nazis do take over Austria, I have no doubt, Herr Zeller, that you will be the entire trumpet section.
-->'''Herr
section.\\
'''Herr
Zeller:''' You flatter me, Captain.
-->'''Capt.
Captain.\\
'''Capt.
Von Trapp:''' How clumsy of me. I meant to accuse you.



-->'''Randolph Duke:''' Mother always said you were greedy.
-->'''Mortimer Duke:''' She meant it as a compliment.

to:

-->'''Randolph Duke:''' Mother always said you were greedy.
-->'''Mortimer
greedy.\\
'''Mortimer
Duke:''' She meant it as a compliment.



-->'''Strudwick''': Dick, without your cowardice and courage we wouldn't be right back where we started!
-->'''Dick''': Thank you, Strudwick, I'll take that as a compliment.
-->'''Strudwick''': I meant it as an insult!
-->'''Dick''': Too late, it's a compliment!

to:

-->'''Strudwick''': Dick, without your cowardice and courage we wouldn't be right back where we started!
-->'''Dick''':
started!\\
'''Dick''':
Thank you, Strudwick, I'll take that as a compliment.
-->'''Strudwick''':
compliment.\\
'''Strudwick''':
I meant it as an insult!
-->'''Dick''':
insult!\\
'''Dick''':
Too late, it's a compliment!



-->'''Liz''': God, Jack, why are you being such a wang about this?
-->'''Jack''': I'll take that as a compliment. An Wang, the founder of Wang Computers, is one of the greatest business men of the 20th century! And you're the one being a lowercase wang, Lemon.

to:

-->'''Liz''': God, Jack, why are you being such a wang about this?
-->'''Jack''':
this?\\
'''Jack''':
I'll take that as a compliment. An Wang, the founder of Wang Computers, is one of the greatest business men businessmen of the 20th century! And you're the one being a lowercase wang, Lemon.



-->'''Greg:''' Sara...
-->'''Sara:'''I didn't think you could see me
-->'''Greg:'''I can't...I know that Sidle scent...
-->'''Sara:'''I'll take that as a compliment.

to:

-->'''Greg:''' Sara...
-->'''Sara:'''I
Sara...\\
'''Sara:''' I
didn't think you could see me
-->'''Greg:'''I can't...
me\\
'''Greg:''' I can't...
I know that Sidle scent...
-->'''Sara:'''I'll
scent...\\
'''Sara:''' I'll
take that as a compliment.



* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' -- when snarky old ladies collide...
--> '''Lady Grantham:''' You are quite wonderful the way you see room for improvement wherever you look. I never knew such reforming zeal.
--> '''Mrs Crawley:''' I take that as a compliment.
--> '''Lady Grantham:''' I must have said it wrong.
:: And vice versa...
--> '''Mrs Crawley''': And must you always sound like the sister of UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette?\\

to:

* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' -- when ''Series/DowntonAbbey'':
** When
snarky old ladies collide...
--> '''Lady --->'''Lady Grantham:''' You are quite wonderful the way you see room for improvement wherever you look. I never knew such reforming zeal. \n--> \\
'''Mrs Crawley:''' I take that as a compliment.
-->
compliment.\\
'''Lady Grantham:''' I must have said it wrong.
:: ** And vice versa...
--> '''Mrs --->'''Mrs Crawley''': And must you always sound like the sister of UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette?\\



-->'''Percy 'Abra' Durant:''' You're a fine surgeon, Mr Jordan. But you have the charm of a salt-encrusted slug.
-->'''Nick Jordan:''' I'll take that as a compliment.
-->'''Percy 'Abra' Durant:''' I knew you would.

to:

-->'''Percy 'Abra' Durant:''' You're a fine surgeon, Mr Jordan. But you have the charm of a salt-encrusted slug.
-->'''Nick
slug.\\
'''Nick
Jordan:''' I'll take that as a compliment.
-->'''Percy
compliment.\\
'''Percy
'Abra' Durant:''' I knew you would.



-->'''Dave:''' Bill is certainly not John F. Kennedy.
-->'''Bill:''' I'll take that as a compliment, because if I was, I'd be dead now.

to:

-->'''Dave:''' Bill is certainly not John F. Kennedy.
-->'''Bill:'''
Kennedy.\\
'''Bill:'''
I'll take that as a compliment, because if I was, I'd be dead now.



-->'''Vic:''' Once upon a time I was a pretty decent chef.
-->'''Debbie:''' 'Decent?' He was another Sara Lee!
-->'''Vic:''' I'll take that as the compliment I'm sure was intended.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}:

to:

-->'''Vic:''' Once upon a time I was a pretty decent chef.
-->'''Debbie:'''
chef.\\
'''Debbie:'''
'Decent?' He was another Sara Lee!
-->'''Vic:'''
Lee!\\
'''Vic:'''
I'll take that as the compliment I'm sure was intended.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}:''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':



--->'''Dr. Cox''': What can I say? I just wish you were at home with her.
--->'''J.D.''': (''smiles'') [[InsultBackfire You and me both.]]
--->'''Dr. Cox''': That was an insult.
--->'''J.D.''': I know. [[GenreSavvy I thought if I took it as a compliment it would drive you insane and you'd go away.]]
--->'''Dr. Cox''': (''grits his teeth and walks away'') [[OutGambitted Damn it!]]

to:

--->'''Dr. Cox''': What can I say? I just wish you were at home with her.
--->'''J.
her.\\
'''J.
D.''': (''smiles'') [[InsultBackfire You and me both.]]
--->'''Dr.
]]\\
'''Dr.
Cox''': That was an insult.
--->'''J.
insult.\\
'''J.
D.''': I know. [[GenreSavvy I thought if I took it as a compliment it would drive you insane and you'd go away.]]
--->'''Dr.
]]\\
'''Dr.
Cox''': (''grits his teeth and walks away'') [[OutGambitted Damn it!]]



-->'''Dr. Zimmerman:''' Well, the last beautiful woman to walk in here turned out to be ''him''.
-->'''The Doctor:''' I'll take that as a compliment.

to:

-->'''Dr. Zimmerman:''' Well, the last beautiful woman to walk in here turned out to be ''him''.
-->'''The
''him''.\\
'''The
Doctor:''' I'll take that as a compliment.



--->'''Dr. Phlox:''' My children all left the nest years ago, captain.
--->'''Archer:''' I would have never guessed. You don't look that old.
--->'''Dr. Phlox:''' I'll take that as a compliment.

to:

--->'''Dr. Phlox:''' My children all left the nest years ago, captain.
--->'''Archer:'''
captain.\\
'''Archer:'''
I would have never guessed. You don't look that old.
--->'''Dr.
old.\\
'''Dr.
Phlox:''' I'll take that as a compliment.



--->'''Ensign Travis Mayweather:''' (''Instructing Archer in flying the Xindi shuttle'') Good. You're starting to think like an Insectoid.
--->'''Captain Jonathan Archer:''' I'll take that as a compliment.

to:

--->'''Ensign Travis Mayweather:''' (''Instructing Archer in flying the Xindi shuttle'') Good. You're starting to think like an Insectoid.
--->'''Captain
Insectoid.\\
'''Captain
Jonathan Archer:''' I'll take that as a compliment.



-->'''Warden:''' You are a heartless shrew, you know that?
-->'''[[TokenEvilTeammate Morrigan]]:''' Yes, yes. I shall take that as a compliment, whether intended or not.

to:

-->'''Warden:''' You are a heartless shrew, you know that?
-->'''[[TokenEvilTeammate
that?\\
'''[[TokenEvilTeammate
Morrigan]]:''' Yes, yes. I shall take that as a compliment, whether intended or not.



-->'''Terra:''' Brother? At first glance, I thought he was some bodybuilder who had strayed from his gym...
-->'''Sabin:''' I'll take that as a compliment.

to:

-->'''Terra:''' Brother? At first glance, I thought he was some bodybuilder who had strayed from his gym...
-->'''Sabin:'''
gym...\\
'''Sabin:'''
I'll take that as a compliment.



--->'''Terra:''' Brother? For a moment I thought he was another of Vargas' bears!
--->'''Sabin:''' A bear? I'll, uh, take that as a compliment.

to:

--->'''Terra:''' Brother? For a moment I thought he was another of Vargas' bears!
--->'''Sabin:'''
bears!\\
'''Sabin:'''
A bear? I'll, uh, take that as a compliment.



-->'''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall]]:''' Typical dirty Chaos trick.
-->'''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Kuja]]:''' I'll take that as a compliment.

to:

-->'''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall]]:''' Typical dirty Chaos trick.
-->'''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX
trick.\\
'''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX
Kuja]]:''' I'll take that as a compliment.



-->'''FBI Agent Norman Jayden:''' Blake, you are an unbalanced, psychopathic asshole!
-->'''Lieutenant Carter Blake:''' I'll take that as a compliment.

to:

-->'''FBI Agent Norman Jayden:''' Blake, you are an unbalanced, psychopathic asshole!
-->'''Lieutenant
asshole!\\
'''Lieutenant
Carter Blake:''' I'll take that as a compliment.



-->'''Javert''': ...we've all been operating under the horrible misconception that you reformed. I shall set the record strait: [[FelonyMisdemeanor You are evil incarnate]].
-->'''[[TheGadfly James]]''': I shall take that as a compliment.

to:

-->'''Javert''': ...we've all been operating under the horrible misconception that you reformed. I shall set the record strait: [[FelonyMisdemeanor You are evil incarnate]].
-->'''[[TheGadfly
incarnate]].\\
'''[[TheGadfly
James]]''': I shall take that as a compliment.
17th Apr '17 12:58:11 PM AthenaBlue
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[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''
-->'''James Bond:''' You know I was just wondering what South America would look like if nobody gave a damn about coke or communism. It always impressed me the way you boys would carve this place up.
-->'''Felix Leiter:''' I'll take that as a compliment, coming from a Brit.
* ''Film/{{Spectre}}'':
** Said word-for-word by C when M confronts him about [[spoiler:the deactivation of the Double-O program]]; M isn't amused.
-->'''M:''' You're a cocky little bastard, aren't you.
-->'''C:''' ''(Laughs)''...I'll take that as a compliment.
-->'''M:''' I wouldn't.
* ''Film/HighSchoolMusical2''
-->'''Sharpay Evans:''' When did you become... one of them?
-->'''Ryan Evans:''' You know, I'll take that as a compliment.

to:

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''
-->'''James Bond:''' You know I was just wondering what South America would look like if nobody gave a damn about coke or communism. It always impressed me the way you boys would carve this place up.
-->'''Felix Leiter:''' I'll take that as a compliment, coming from a Brit.
* ''Film/{{Spectre}}'':
** Said word-for-word by C when M confronts him about [[spoiler:the deactivation of the Double-O program]]; M isn't amused.
-->'''M:''' You're a cocky little bastard, aren't you.
-->'''C:''' ''(Laughs)''...I'll take that as a compliment.
-->'''M:''' I wouldn't.
* ''Film/HighSchoolMusical2''
-->'''Sharpay Evans:''' When did you become... one of them?
-->'''Ryan Evans:''' You know, I'll take that as a compliment.
[[AC:Film -- Animated]]



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'':
-->'''Migel:''' You fight like my sister!\\
'''Tulio:''' I fought your sister, that's a compliment.

[[AC:{{Film}} -- Live-Action]]



* ''Film/TradingPlaces''
-->'''Randolph Duke:''' Mother always said you were greedy.
-->'''Mortimer Duke:''' She meant it as a compliment.

to:

* ''Film/TradingPlaces''
-->'''Randolph Duke:''' Mother
''Film/HighSchoolMusical2''
-->'''Sharpay Evans:''' When did you become... one of them?
-->'''Ryan Evans:''' You know, I'll take that as a compliment.
* ''Film/JamesBond'':
** ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''
--->'''James Bond:''' You know I was just wondering what South America would look like if nobody gave a damn about coke or communism. It
always said impressed me the way you were greedy.
-->'''Mortimer Duke:''' She meant it
boys would carve this place up.\\
'''Felix Leiter:''' I'll take that as a compliment, coming from a Brit.
** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'':
*** Said word-for-word by C when M confronts him about [[spoiler:the deactivation of the Double-O program]]; M isn't amused.
--->'''M:''' You're a cocky little bastard, aren't you.\\
'''C:''' ''(Laughs)''...I'll take that
as a compliment.\\
'''M:''' I wouldn't.



-->'''French Criminal Investigator:'''It would be no affair of mine. And without wishing to say anything offensive... I must add that, from what I've heard of her proclivities... I should say that you were not her type.

to:

-->'''French Criminal Investigator:'''It Investigator:''' It would be no affair of mine. And without wishing to say anything offensive... I must add that, from what I've heard of her proclivities... I should say that you were not her type.




to:

* ''Film/TradingPlaces''
-->'''Randolph Duke:''' Mother always said you were greedy.
-->'''Mortimer Duke:''' She meant it as a compliment.



* In the third ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' book, Cain says that "there's only room for one lethally dangerous woman in [his] life". This is accompanied by a footnote from the book's in-universe editor, Cain's close personal friend (and sometimes lover) Amberley Vail: "Which I decided to take as a compliment."



* In the third ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' book, Cain says that "there's only room for one lethally dangerous woman in [his] life". This is accompanied by a footnote from the book's in-universe editor, Cain's close personal friend (and sometimes lover) Amberley Vail: "Which I decided to take as a compliment."
* In ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', Vimes responds to [[UpperClassTwit Lord Rust]] telling him "You are no gentleman" with "I ''knew'' there was something about me I liked."

to:

* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': In the third ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' book, Cain says that "there's only room for one lethally dangerous woman in [his] life". This is accompanied by a footnote from the book's in-universe editor, Cain's close personal friend (and sometimes lover) Amberley Vail: "Which I decided ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', Vimes responds to take as a compliment.[[UpperClassTwit Lord Rust]] telling him "You are no gentleman" with "I ''knew'' there was something about me I liked."
* In ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', Vimes responds to [[UpperClassTwit Lord Rust]] telling him "You are no gentleman" with "I ''knew'' there was something about me I liked."



* ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Unquiet Dead"
-->'''Doctor:''' Blimey, you look beautiful...considering.
-->'''Rose:''' Considering what?
-->'''Doctor:''' That you're human.
-->'''Rose:''' I ''think'' that's a compliment...
* ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Daleks in Manhattan"
-->'''Dalek Caan:''' You think like a Dalek.
-->'''Mr. Diagoras:''' I'll take that as a compliment.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Life Line"
-->'''Dr. Zimmerman:''' Well, the last beautiful woman to walk in here turned out to be ''him''.
-->'''The Doctor:''' I'll take that as a compliment.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episodes
** "A Night in Sickbay"
--->'''Dr. Phlox:''' My children all left the nest years ago, captain.
--->'''Archer:''' I would have never guessed. You don't look that old.
--->'''Dr. Phlox:''' I'll take that as a compliment.
** "Azati Prime"
--->'''Ensign Travis Mayweather:''' (''Instructing Archer in flying the Xindi shuttle'') Good. You're starting to think like an Insectoid.
--->'''Captain Jonathan Archer:''' I'll take that as a compliment.
* ''Series/QueerAsFolk''
-->'''Vic:''' Once upon a time I was a pretty decent chef.
-->'''Debbie:''' 'Decent?' He was another Sara Lee!
-->'''Vic:''' I'll take that as the compliment I'm sure was intended.
* ''Series/NewsRadio'' episode "French Diplomacy"
-->'''Dave:''' Bill is certainly not John F. Kennedy.
-->'''Bill:''' I'll take that as a compliment, because if I was, I'd be dead now.
* ''Holby City'' episode "Invasion"
-->'''Percy 'Abra' Durant:''' You're a fine surgeon, Mr Jordan. But you have the charm of a salt-encrusted slug.
-->'''Nick Jordan:''' I'll take that as a compliment.
-->'''Percy 'Abra' Durant:''' I knew you would.
* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' -- when snarky old ladies collide...
--> '''Lady Grantham:''' You are quite wonderful the way you see room for improvement wherever you look. I never knew such reforming zeal.
--> '''Mrs Crawley:''' I take that as a compliment.
--> '''Lady Grantham:''' I must have said it wrong.
:: And vice versa...
--> '''Mrs Crawley''': And must you always sound like the sister of UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette?\\
'''Lady Grantham''': The Queen of Naples was a stalwart figure. I take it as a compliment.\\
'''Mrs Crawley''': You take ''everything'' as a compliment.\\
'''Lady Grantham''': I advise you to do the same. It saves many an awkward moment.
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' episode "Fannysmackin' "
-->'''Greg:''' Sara...
-->'''Sara:'''I didn't think you could see me
-->'''Greg:'''I can't...I know that Sidle scent...
-->'''Sara:'''I'll take that as a compliment.



* In one episode of ''{{Series/Monk}}'', "Mr. Monk Fights City Hall", a reporter is very proud of his talent to take nearly anything that is said as a compliment.



* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}:
** "My Cookie Pants" has a rare example of JD holding his own against Dr. Cox, this time with Perry ranting about how much he doesn't care about J.D. and Elliot's relationship.
--->'''Dr. Cox''': What can I say? I just wish you were at home with her.
--->'''J.D.''': (''smiles'') [[InsultBackfire You and me both.]]
--->'''Dr. Cox''': That was an insult.
--->'''J.D.''': I know. [[GenreSavvy I thought if I took it as a compliment it would drive you insane and you'd go away.]]
--->'''Dr. Cox''': (''grits his teeth and walks away'') [[OutGambitted Damn it!]]

to:

* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}:
''Series/{{CSI}}'' episode "Fannysmackin' "
-->'''Greg:''' Sara...
-->'''Sara:'''I didn't think you could see me
-->'''Greg:'''I can't...I know that Sidle scent...
-->'''Sara:'''I'll take that as a compliment.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** "My Cookie Pants" has [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E3TheUnquietDead "The Unquiet Dead"]]:
--->'''The Doctor:''' Blimey, you look beautiful . . . considering.\\
'''Rose:''' Considering what?\\
'''The Doctor:''' That you're human.\\
'''Rose:''' I ''think'' that's
a rare example of JD holding his own against Dr. Cox, this time with Perry ranting about how much he doesn't care about J.D. and Elliot's relationship.compliment . . .
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E4DaleksInManhattan "Daleks in Manhattan"]]:
--->'''Dalek Caan:''' [[AC:You think like a Dalek.]]\\
'''Mr. Diagoras:''' I'll take that as a compliment.
* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' -- when snarky old ladies collide...
--> '''Lady Grantham:''' You are quite wonderful the way you see room for improvement wherever you look. I never knew such reforming zeal.

--->'''Dr. Cox''': What can --> '''Mrs Crawley:''' I say? take that as a compliment.
--> '''Lady Grantham:'''
I just wish must have said it wrong.
:: And vice versa...
--> '''Mrs Crawley''': And must
you were at home with her.
--->'''J.D.''': (''smiles'') [[InsultBackfire You and me both.]]
--->'''Dr. Cox''': That
always sound like the sister of UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette?\\
'''Lady Grantham''': The Queen of Naples
was an insult.
--->'''J.D.''':
a stalwart figure. I know. [[GenreSavvy I thought if I took take it as a compliment it would drive compliment.\\
'''Mrs Crawley''': You take ''everything'' as a compliment.\\
'''Lady Grantham''': I advise
you insane and you'd go away.]]
--->'''Dr. Cox''': (''grits
to do the same. It saves many an awkward moment.
* ''Series/HolbyCity'' episode "Invasion"
-->'''Percy 'Abra' Durant:''' You're a fine surgeon, Mr Jordan. But you have the charm of a salt-encrusted slug.
-->'''Nick Jordan:''' I'll take that as a compliment.
-->'''Percy 'Abra' Durant:''' I knew you would.
* In one episode of ''{{Series/Monk}}'', "Mr. Monk Fights City Hall", a reporter is very proud of
his teeth and walks away'') [[OutGambitted Damn it!]]talent to take nearly anything that is said as a compliment.




to:

* ''Series/NewsRadio'' episode "French Diplomacy"
-->'''Dave:''' Bill is certainly not John F. Kennedy.
-->'''Bill:''' I'll take that as a compliment, because if I was, I'd be dead now.
* ''Series/QueerAsFolk''
-->'''Vic:''' Once upon a time I was a pretty decent chef.
-->'''Debbie:''' 'Decent?' He was another Sara Lee!
-->'''Vic:''' I'll take that as the compliment I'm sure was intended.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}:
** "My Cookie Pants" has a rare example of JD holding his own against Dr. Cox, this time with Perry ranting about how much he doesn't care about J.D. and Elliot's relationship.
--->'''Dr. Cox''': What can I say? I just wish you were at home with her.
--->'''J.D.''': (''smiles'') [[InsultBackfire You and me both.]]
--->'''Dr. Cox''': That was an insult.
--->'''J.D.''': I know. [[GenreSavvy I thought if I took it as a compliment it would drive you insane and you'd go away.]]
--->'''Dr. Cox''': (''grits his teeth and walks away'') [[OutGambitted Damn it!]]
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Life Line"
-->'''Dr. Zimmerman:''' Well, the last beautiful woman to walk in here turned out to be ''him''.
-->'''The Doctor:''' I'll take that as a compliment.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episodes
** "A Night in Sickbay"
--->'''Dr. Phlox:''' My children all left the nest years ago, captain.
--->'''Archer:''' I would have never guessed. You don't look that old.
--->'''Dr. Phlox:''' I'll take that as a compliment.
** "Azati Prime"
--->'''Ensign Travis Mayweather:''' (''Instructing Archer in flying the Xindi shuttle'') Good. You're starting to think like an Insectoid.
--->'''Captain Jonathan Archer:''' I'll take that as a compliment.



* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''
-->'''Warden:''' You are a heartless shrew, you know that?
-->'''[[TokenEvilTeammate Morrigan]]:''' Yes, yes. I shall take that as a compliment, whether intended or not.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': Solas' reaction to Iron Bull's comment on his efficient, no-frills style compared to most mages. Dorian's reaction when Sera asks if there are more Tevinters like him; "like him" meaning "keeping their magic rubbish to themselves."



* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''
-->'''Warden:''' You are a heartless shrew, you know that?
-->'''[[TokenEvilTeammate Morrigan]]:''' Yes, yes. I shall take that as a compliment, whether intended or not.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': Solas' reaction to Iron Bull's comment on his efficient, no-frills style compared to most mages. Dorian's reaction when Sera asks if there are more Tevinters like him; "like him" meaning "keeping their magic rubbish to themselves."
* ''WorldOfWarcraft'' his this exchange between the [[TheUndead Forsaken]] and [[OurElvesAreBetter Blood Elf]] faction leaders after the Galakras encounter in the Siege of Orgrimmar.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''
-->'''Warden:''' You are a heartless shrew, you know that?
-->'''[[TokenEvilTeammate Morrigan]]:''' Yes, yes. I shall take that as a compliment, whether intended or not.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': Solas' reaction to Iron Bull's comment on his efficient, no-frills style compared to most mages. Dorian's reaction when Sera asks if there are more Tevinters like him; "like him" meaning "keeping their magic rubbish to themselves."
* ''WorldOfWarcraft''
''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' his this exchange between the [[TheUndead Forsaken]] and [[OurElvesAreBetter Blood Elf]] faction leaders after the Galakras encounter in the Siege of Orgrimmar.



* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
-->'''Pacifica:''' Mabel sounds like an old granny's name.\\
'''[[FunPersonified Mabel]]:''' I'll take that as a compliment!



--> '''Mako''': Your best friend is a... polar bear dog? Somehow, that makes perfect sense.
--> '''Korra''': I'll take that as a compliment, city boy.

* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
--> '''Pacifica''': Mabel sounds like an old granny's name.
--> '''[[FunPersonified Mabel]]''': I'll take that as a compliment!

* 'WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'':
--> '''Migel''': You fight like my sister!
--> '''Tulio''': I fought your sister, that's a compliment.

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--> '''Mako''': -->'''Mako:''' Your best friend is a... polar bear dog? Somehow, that makes perfect sense.
--> '''Korra''':
sense.\\
'''Korra:'''
I'll take that as a compliment, city boy.

boy.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
--> '''Pacifica''': Mabel sounds like an old granny's name.
--> '''[[FunPersonified Mabel]]''':
''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': From [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E19ZeroHour "Zero Hour"]]:
-->'''Thrawn:''' You have the heart of a rebel.\\
'''[[spoiler:Kallus]]:'''
I'll take that as a compliment!

* 'WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'':
--> '''Migel''': You fight like my sister!
--> '''Tulio''': I fought your sister, that's a compliment.
compliment.
12th Apr '17 5:48:23 PM DrOO7
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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. A random character asks newcomer Bishop "What's it like working for Gibbs? I hear he's a real hardass." Gibbs, who is of course, standing [[RightBehindMe right behind him]], grins at hearing this, indicating that he's invoking this trope.
5th Apr '17 11:58:37 AM Statzkeen
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-->'''Capt. Von Trapp:'' If the Nazis do take over Austria, I have no doubt, Herr Zeller, that you will be the entire trumpet section.
-->'''Herr Zeller:'' You flatter me, Captain.
-->'''Capt. Von Trapp:'' How clumsy of me. I meant to accuse you.

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-->'''Capt. Von Trapp:'' Trapp:''' If the Nazis do take over Austria, I have no doubt, Herr Zeller, that you will be the entire trumpet section.
-->'''Herr Zeller:'' Zeller:''' You flatter me, Captain.
-->'''Capt. Von Trapp:'' Trapp:''' How clumsy of me. I meant to accuse you.
5th Apr '17 11:58:19 AM Statzkeen
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* ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic''
-->'''Capt. Von Trapp:'' If the Nazis do take over Austria, I have no doubt, Herr Zeller, that you will be the entire trumpet section.
-->'''Herr Zeller:'' You flatter me, Captain.
-->'''Capt. Von Trapp:'' How clumsy of me. I meant to accuse you.
14th Mar '17 8:26:44 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/{{Amy|1988}}''

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* ''Film/{{Amy|1988}}''''Film/{{Amy|1998}}''
14th Mar '17 8:26:11 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/HighSchoolMusical 2''

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* ''Film/HighSchoolMusical 2''''Film/HighSchoolMusical2''



* ''Amy''

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* ''Amy''''Film/{{Amy|1988}}''
14th Mar '17 6:32:02 PM FoxOFWar
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* 'WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'':
--> '''Migel''': You fight like my sister!
--> '''Tulio''': I fought your sister, that's a compliment.
21st Feb '17 9:43:01 PM BTaylor
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* ''Film/TheRazorsEdge (1946)''
-->'''W. Somerset Maugham:''' If you're suggesting I was her lover, you're mistaken.
-->'''French Criminal Investigator:'''It would be no affair of mine. And without wishing to say anything offensive... I must add that, from what I've heard of her proclivities... I should say that you were not her type.
-->'''W. Somerset Maugham:'''I'm prepared to take that as a compliment.
1st Oct '16 9:18:29 AM Nepeta
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
--> '''Pacifica''': Mabel sounds like an old granny's name.
--> '''[[FunPersonified Mabel]]''': I'll take that as a compliment!
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