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11th Feb '17 7:34:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert's]] nickname for [[TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]] is "Papa Bear". This coming from a man who considers [[BearsAreBadNews bears to be the number one threat to America]].
* Far from uncommon on ''TheWestWing''. For instance, when Charlie meets his ex's new boyfriend.

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* [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert's]] nickname for [[TheOReillyFactor [[Series/TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]] is "Papa Bear". This coming from a man who considers [[BearsAreBadNews bears to be the number one threat to America]].
* Far from uncommon on ''TheWestWing''.''Series/TheWestWing''. For instance, when Charlie meets his ex's new boyfriend.
10th Feb '17 2:23:46 PM Twiddler
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10th Feb '17 5:04:21 AM NeedsMoreSleep
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''[Rapunzel's smile changes into an expression of sadness / hurtedness]''

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7th Feb '17 9:37:54 PM AthenaBlue
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* On ''House Of Buggin'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LRppExmnrE one sketch]] has a crew of mariachis insulting their monolingual English-speaking customers in Spanish under the guise of serenading them until, of course, they run into some customers who also speak fluent Spanish. While most of their insults are translated for us in the subtitles, this piece comes with a further BilingualBonus or two as well for actual Spanish-speakers' further amusement. (Translated: "Miserable barato..." Not translated: "...pendejo!")



* In an episode of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls,'' Dorothy's ex husband Stan is staying with the women to recover from a heart attack. However, he's afraid of being alone and fakes a relapse. The following is paraphrased:
-->'''Blanche:''' Isn't it funny that you would have a relapse on the day that the doctor said you could go home?\\
'''Stan:''' What can I say, the heart's a funny organ.\\
'''Blanche:''' I bet a lot of your organs get a laugh.
* One of the ways ''Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks'' can insult its guests, but still get stars who take themselves seriously to appear on the show. For instance, after Preston walked out when Simon Amstell ''innocently read out sections of'' his wife's book:
-->'''Simon Amstell''': I only read his wife's book, I can't believe that upset him... I mean, then again, I've read the whole thing and it upset me.
* This conversation from ''Series/IClaudius'':
-->'''[[TheCaligula Caligula]]:''' Do you think I'm mad?\\
'''Claudius:''' Mad? Why your majesty, you set the standard of sanity for the entire world!



* From ''Series/TheITCrowd'':
-->'''Jen:''' It's indescribable.\\
'''Moss:''' Good.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Sunmakers", Gatherer Hade has an ostentatious manner of addressing The Collector (your Immensity, your Hugeness, your Supernal Eminence, etc), but as their relationship breaks down under the strain of events the honorifics become somewhat insulting, as in: "I fear the situation is worsening, your Grossness!"
** In the episode "Dalek", the Doctor describes Davros, creator of the titular species, to megalomaniac Henry Van Stratten, then adds, "You'd like him." It goes over the man's head because he doesn't realize just how much the Doctor ''despises'' Davros.
* ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'':
** Jeeves gets two of these over on Bertie on separate occasions:
--->'''Bertie:''' Oh, stop playing with the hat, Jeeves. I knew you wouldn't like it.\\
'''Jeeves:''' Oh, not at all, sir!\\\
'''Bertie:''' She gave it to me, you know. Trying to improve my mind, I dare say.\\
'''Jeeves:''' That seems scarcely possible, sir.
** Jeeves sneaks in a dig at the song "Nagasaki" in response to Bertie's expressed love of the song:
--->'''Jeeves:''' Extremely... ''invigorating'', sir.\\
'''Bertie:''' Yes, Jeeves, that is just the word I would have used. Yes, it makes you want to get up and bally well have a run 'round the park.\\
'''Jeeves:''' [[RunForTheBorder My feelings precisely, sir.]]

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* From ''Series/TheITCrowd'':
-->'''Jen:''' It's indescribable.\\
'''Moss:''' Good.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E4TheSunMakers "The Sunmakers", Sun Makers"]], Gatherer Hade has an ostentatious manner of addressing The Collector (your Immensity, your Hugeness, your Supernal Eminence, etc), but as their relationship breaks down under the strain of events the honorifics become somewhat insulting, as in: "I fear the situation is worsening, your Grossness!"
** In the episode "Dalek", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]], the Doctor describes Davros, creator of the titular species, to megalomaniac Henry Van Stratten, Statten, then adds, "You'd like him." It goes over the man's head because he doesn't realize just how much the Doctor ''despises'' Davros.
* ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'':
** Jeeves gets two of these over on Bertie on separate occasions:
--->'''Bertie:''' Oh, stop playing with the hat, Jeeves. I knew you wouldn't like it.\\
'''Jeeves:''' Oh, not at all, sir!\\\
'''Bertie:''' She gave it to me, you know. Trying to improve my mind, I dare say.\\
'''Jeeves:''' That seems scarcely possible, sir.
** Jeeves sneaks in a dig at the song "Nagasaki" in response to Bertie's expressed love of the song:
--->'''Jeeves:''' Extremely... ''invigorating'', sir.\\
'''Bertie:''' Yes, Jeeves, that is just the word I would have used. Yes, it makes you want to get up and bally well have a run 'round the park.\\
'''Jeeves:''' [[RunForTheBorder My feelings precisely, sir.]]
Davros.



* In one episode of ''Series/HogansHeroes'', Hogan manages to convince Klink that the name the men have been calling him 'Klink the Fink' is actually a compliment.
** Hogan did this to Klink a lot. Klink once complained to Hogan about the prisoners blowing raspberries at him, so Hogan told him that it was a sign of respect. [[BrickJoke Later in the episode,]] Hogan led them in a cheer for Klink - which consisted of all the prisoners blowing a raspberry at the same time.
* In ''Series/MarriedWithChildren,'' Marcy once berated her husband Steve by saying that she didn't blame Al's involvement in one of their misadventures because "If you give a loaded gun to a chimp and it shoots somebody, you don't blame the chimp." Al sat for a moment before saying, "[[LampshadeHanging I think that was a hidden dig at me]]."



* While you'd be [[BlatantLies hard pressed]] to find insults in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxXW6tfl2Y0 "Oscar Wilde Sketch"]] was comprised of Wilde and others lampooning the king, claiming it to be a quote of one of the others. Each one miraculously manages to turn them into compliments, though only the king seems oblivious.

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* While you'd be [[BlatantLies hard pressed]] to find insults in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', In an episode of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls,'' Dorothy's ex husband Stan is staying with the women to recover from a heart attack. However, he's afraid of being alone and fakes a relapse. The following is paraphrased:
-->'''Blanche:''' Isn't it funny that you would have a relapse on the day that the doctor said you could go home?\\
'''Stan:''' What can I say, the heart's a funny organ.\\
'''Blanche:''' I bet a lot of your organs get a laugh.
* In one episode of ''Series/HogansHeroes'', Hogan manages to convince Klink that the name the men have been calling him 'Klink the Fink' is actually a compliment.
** Hogan did this to Klink a lot. Klink once complained to Hogan about the prisoners blowing raspberries at him, so Hogan told him that it was a sign of respect. [[BrickJoke Later in the episode,]] Hogan led them in a cheer for Klink - which consisted of all the prisoners blowing a raspberry at the same time.
* On ''House Of Buggin'',
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxXW6tfl2Y0 "Oscar Wilde Sketch"]] was comprised com/watch?v=3LRppExmnrE one sketch]] has a crew of Wilde and others lampooning mariachis insulting their monolingual English-speaking customers in Spanish under the king, claiming guise of serenading them until, of course, they run into some customers who also speak fluent Spanish. While most of their insults are translated for us in the subtitles, this piece comes with a further BilingualBonus or two as well for actual Spanish-speakers' further amusement. (Translated: "Miserable barato..." Not translated: "...pendejo!")
* This conversation from ''Series/IClaudius'':
-->'''[[TheCaligula Caligula]]:''' Do you think I'm mad?\\
'''Claudius:''' Mad? Why your majesty, you set the standard of sanity for the entire world!
* From ''Series/TheITCrowd'':
-->'''Jen:''' It's indescribable.\\
'''Moss:''' Good.
* ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'':
** Jeeves gets two of these over on Bertie on separate occasions:
--->'''Bertie:''' Oh, stop playing with the hat, Jeeves. I knew you wouldn't like it.\\
'''Jeeves:''' Oh, not at all, sir!\\\
'''Bertie:''' She gave
it to be me, you know. Trying to improve my mind, I dare say.\\
'''Jeeves:''' That seems scarcely possible, sir.
** Jeeves sneaks in
a quote dig at the song "Nagasaki" in response to Bertie's expressed love of the song:
--->'''Jeeves:''' Extremely... ''invigorating'', sir.\\
'''Bertie:''' Yes, Jeeves, that is just the word I would have used. Yes, it makes you want to get up and bally well have a run 'round the park.\\
'''Jeeves:''' [[RunForTheBorder My feelings precisely, sir.]]
* In ''Series/MarriedWithChildren,'' Marcy once berated her husband Steve by saying that she didn't blame Al's involvement in
one of their misadventures because "If you give a loaded gun to a chimp and it shoots somebody, you don't blame the others. Each one miraculously manages to turn them into compliments, though only the king seems oblivious.chimp." Al sat for a moment before saying, "[[LampshadeHanging I think that was a hidden dig at me]]."


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* While you'd be [[BlatantLies hard pressed]] to find insults in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxXW6tfl2Y0 "Oscar Wilde Sketch"]] was comprised of Wilde and others lampooning the king, claiming it to be a quote of one of the others. Each one miraculously manages to turn them into compliments, though only the king seems oblivious.
* One of the ways ''Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks'' can insult its guests, but still get stars who take themselves seriously to appear on the show. For instance, after Preston walked out when Simon Amstell ''innocently read out sections of'' his wife's book:
-->'''Simon Amstell''': I only read his wife's book, I can't believe that upset him... I mean, then again, I've read the whole thing and it upset me.
31st Jan '17 2:09:00 PM gophergiggles
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* ''Film/SuicideSquad'': Harley delivers one to Croc during this dialogue between people who are all criminal and mentally disturbed; Croc is the only one of them who has a more reptile-like than humanoid appearance.
-->'''Boomerang:''' ''[To Harley]'' Outside, you're amazing, but inside, you're ''ugly''!
-->'''Harley:''' ''[Looking at all of them]'' We all are. WE ALL ARE! Except for him ''[Head-motions to Croc]''. ''[{{Beat}}]'' ...He's ugly on the outside too.
27th Jan '17 6:00:34 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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19th Jan '17 5:51:21 PM Tuckerscreator
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* One of the principles Pick-up Artists[[note]]A subculture of men that learn and then follow a "canon" of tools and beliefs (they pass them on to each other via websites, mentorships and "bootcamps") on how to seduce women.[[/note]] operate on is that a man who stealth-insults a woman, makes her sexually attracted to him. (Note that on beautiful women it might take a few insults before this kicks in, but average-looking women generally need just one insult to become sexually attracted to the insulter.) So stealth insults is how they seduce women. May sound [[{{Headscratchers}} headscratchery]] at first but [[SincerityMode really]], it's [[Literature/TheGame all there in the manual]].
13th Jan '17 5:17:08 PM LaptopGuy
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* A popular meme after Donald Trump's election was that Americans owed him the same respect that Trump gave to them or Republicans to Barack Obama -- as in, none at all.
2nd Jan '17 5:41:29 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', GLaDOS quickly proved herself to be the undisputed master of passive-aggressiveness thanks to her use of this trope. One of the reasons the first game is usually considered funnier than the already-hilarious ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' is because so many of the jokes (the majority of them being jabs at [[HeroicMime Chell]]) tend to fly over the heads of first-time players, only clicking on repeat playthroughs after her deep antagonism towards Chell has come to light (and even with the insults that don't call for multiple playthroughs, most of them require you to spend a few moments deciphering their actual meaning).
--> '''GLaDOS:''' "Unbelievable! You, [[AC: subject name here]], must be the pride of [[AC: subject hometown here]]."

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] quickly proved herself to be the undisputed master of passive-aggressiveness thanks to her use of this trope. One of the reasons the first game is usually considered funnier than the already-hilarious ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' is because so many of the jokes (the majority of them being jabs at [[HeroicMime Chell]]) tend to fly over the heads of first-time players, only clicking on repeat playthroughs after her deep antagonism towards Chell has come to light (and even with the insults that don't call for multiple playthroughs, most of them require you to spend a few moments deciphering their actual meaning).
--> '''GLaDOS:''' '''[=GLaDOS=]:''' "Unbelievable! You, [[AC: subject name here]], must be the pride of [[AC: subject hometown here]]."
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