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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', Kodah questions her daughter's taste in men after she [[InterspeciesRomance hooks up with a Hylian]], though she notes that she's not one to talk given that [[ChildhoodFriendRomance she used to have a crush on Link]].
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* In ''Manga/{{Rabuta}}'', Hiromi is completely baffled by the fact that her best friend [[SchoolIdol Kurume]] is attracted to the local lazy, overweight, delinquent Harundo. And she's even more baffled by the fact that he initially ''isn't'' interested in her.
10th Jan '18 4:01:35 PM ZashikiWarashi
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* Yu Mustang in ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/3469739/chapters/7616381 Mother Arc]]'' is at a lose as to why her son is so enamored with Edward, who comes off as hot-tempered, immature and arrogant.

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* [[OriginalCharacter Yu Mustang Mustang]] in ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/3469739/chapters/7616381 Mother Arc]]'' is at a lose as to why her son is so enamored with Edward, [[Franchise/FullmetalAlchemist Edward]], who comes off as hot-tempered, immature and arrogant.
10th Jan '18 1:31:48 PM ZashikiWarashi
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* Yu Mustang in ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/3469739/chapters/7616381 Mother Arc]]'' is at a lose as to why her son is so enamored with Edward, who comes off as hot-tempered, immature and arrogant.
1st Jan '18 8:01:42 PM DrFraud
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* Comedian Graham Fellow's OneHitWonder song "Jilted John" is all about the 'moron' called Gordon who's stolen his girlfriend, although the song then subverts itself by saying "Just 'cos he better looking than me, just 'cos he's cool and trendy".

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* Comedian Graham Fellow's OneHitWonder song "Jilted John" is all about the 'moron' called Gordon who's stolen his girlfriend, although the song then subverts itself by saying "Just 'cos he he's better looking than me, just 'cos he's cool and trendy".



* Music/TheSmiths' only-live song "What Do You See in Her", which was recorder with different lyrics and theme into "Wonderful Woman".

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* Music/TheSmiths' only-live song "What Do You See in Her", which was recorder recorded with different lyrics and theme into as "Wonderful Woman".


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* In one ''Fred Basset'' strip Fred wonders what a poodle could possibly see in the large, scruffy-looking male dog accompanying her.
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28th Dec '17 3:56:19 PM HeroGal2347
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* In ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Jerry starts dating a girl that is perfectly ok by his standards, but everybody (and that is ''everybody'', including the girl's friends, the girl's family, Jerry's friends (that even go as far as staging an intervention), random passerby and even [[SitcomArchnemesis Newman]]) treats her like some kind of incredible loser and Jerry is, at best, doing her a favor. Jerry can't understand what is it that is making them treat her like that... up until the moment that [[MyBelovedSmother Jerry's parents]] meet her, and are the only other people in the whole episode that treat her like a human being. [[{{Jerkass}} Jerry dumps her immediately.]]
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* The resident LovableSexManiac Issei Hyodo in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' gets this from all sides at his school, thanks to having many of the school's greatest beauties ''competing'' for his attention. What these humans don't see is that [[ChivalrousPervert Issei]] will unflinchingly go though absolute hell (even by Devil standards) for those around him and very much earned their affection.

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* The resident LovableSexManiac Issei Hyodo in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' gets this from all sides at his school, thanks to having many of the school's greatest beauties ''competing'' for his attention. What these humans don't see is that [[ChivalrousPervert Issei]] will unflinchingly go though absolute hell (even by Devil standards) for those around him and very much earned their affection.affection.
* ''Manga/{{Horimiya}}'':
** In the beginning, Tooru asks what Hori sees in Miyamura. He "sees" it, later on. After the RelationshipUpgrade, the other kids in school don't even try to be subtle when expressing their disbelief. Sawada, [[spoiler:who also has a crush on Hori]], asks this as well.
** Inverted with Yanagi. He had confessed to Yuki and she wants no part in it, but everyone can't help but wonder what she ''doesn't'' see in him-- he's smart, kind, humble, and incredibly handsome. (Yanagi is a bit too perfect in Yuki's eyes. She wants someone normal.)
2nd Dec '17 9:01:54 AM ultimomant
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* In ''WesternAnimation/HappilyNEverAfter'', Rick wonders what in the world Ella sees in the Prince, because while the man is pretty, he's a complete moron.
30th Nov '17 1:15:34 PM lillolillo
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-->'''Victor:''' If I live to be a hundred, I will never understand what you see in him.
-->'''Gert:''' '''''None''''' of us is going to live that long, Victor. That's the one thing Chase knows better than anyone...

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-->'''Victor:''' If I live to be a hundred, I will never understand what you see in him.
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him.\\
'''Gert:'''
'''''None''''' of us is going to live that long, Victor. That's the one thing Chase knows better than anyone...anyone...
* In ''ComicBook/Trinity2008'' some heroes meet Thomas Tresser and find out Franchise/WonderWoman is dating him. Their reactions are: "That's Tresser? And Wonder Woman's '''really''' going out with '''him'''?"
24th Nov '17 5:20:55 PM LadyNorbert
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* It's a RunningGag in the ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'' series that [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Varric]] doesn't understand Bethany's taste in men. He jokes that it's her only real flaw. [[spoiler:He doesn't start making this joke until after she's in a relationship with ''him''.]]



* In''Film/TheHauntedMansion'', when Jim learns from Ramsley the butler that Edward Gracey thinks Sara is the reincarnation of his love interests and wants to marry her, he protests that she is his wife. Ramsley calmly admits that's true, but adds he can't see what [Sara] ever saw in [Jim].
* ''Film/TheKingsSpeech''. UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill growls "What is her hold over him?" on watching from the sidelines as Wallis Simpson orders around the future King of England. He's told the (quite likely untrue) rumor that she learned sexual skills in a Shanghai house of pleasure.

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* In''Film/TheHauntedMansion'', when Jim learns from Ramsley the butler that Edward Gracey thinks Sara is the reincarnation of his love interests interest and wants to marry her, he protests that she is his ''his'' wife. Ramsley calmly admits that's true, but adds he can't see what [Sara] ever saw in [Jim].
* ''Film/TheKingsSpeech''. UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill growls growls, "What is her hold over him?" on watching from the sidelines as Wallis Simpson orders around the future King of England. He's told the (quite likely untrue) rumor that she learned sexual skills in a Shanghai house of pleasure.



* In ''Film/TheOtherGuys'', evident when Detective Terry Hoitz and the audience are introduced to Detective Allen Gamble's wife, Dr. Sheila Gamble (Eva Mendes), amplified by dialog where Allen denies to Terry his wife is hot.

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* In ''Film/TheOtherGuys'', evident when Detective Terry Hoitz and the audience are introduced to Detective Allen Gamble's wife, Dr. Sheila Gamble (Eva Mendes), amplified by dialog dialogue where Allen denies to Terry that his wife is hot.



* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'': Marianne [[{{Squick}} is shocked]] by her [[DamselInDistress sister's]] adoration of the [[EvilOverLord Bog King]] until she find out about the {{Love Potion}}. [[spoiler: Roland has the same reaction when he finds out Marianne and the Bog King have [[BeastAndBeauty fallen in love naturally]]. The Bog King is less than impressed with Roland being Marianne's ex-fiance himself. ]]
* In ''Film/WeddingCrashers'', Claire is engaged to Sack Lodge, who cheats on her and inflicts multiple acts of savage brutality on the protagonists. Subverted as Sack makes extensive effort to keep [[JerkJock his]] [[YourCheatingHeart true]] [[ItsAllAboutMe self]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing hidden]] from Clarie and her family.
* Eddie Valiant's reaction to Jessica Rabbit being married to Roger in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''. (Betty Boop's reaction, note, is "What a lucky ''girl''".) In due course, Eddie does ask, and gets told why. [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan "He makes me laugh!"]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'': Marianne [[{{Squick}} is shocked]] by her [[DamselInDistress sister's]] adoration of the [[EvilOverLord Bog King]] until she find finds out about the {{Love Potion}}. [[spoiler: Roland has the same reaction when he finds out Marianne and the Bog King have [[BeastAndBeauty fallen in love naturally]]. The Bog King is less than impressed with Roland being Marianne's ex-fiance himself. ]]
* In ''Film/WeddingCrashers'', Claire is engaged to Sack Lodge, who cheats on her and inflicts multiple acts of savage brutality on the protagonists. Subverted as Sack makes extensive effort to keep [[JerkJock his]] [[YourCheatingHeart true]] [[ItsAllAboutMe self]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing hidden]] from Clarie Claire and her family.
* Eddie Valiant's reaction to Jessica Rabbit being married to Roger in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''. (Betty Boop's reaction, note, is "What a lucky ''girl''".) ''girl''.") In due course, Eddie does ask, and gets told why. [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan "He makes me laugh!"]]



* In the ''Literature/DarkestPowers'' series, anyone who sees Derek and Chloe together, ''especially'' other supernaturals, is very likely going to think this (Chloe's aunt certainly does) about them. Chloe is very pretty, petite, and blond-haired and blue-eyed. She also tends to be very sweet, kind, and friendly to people who aren't [[JerkAss total dicks]]. Derek, on the other hand, is hulking, not attractive, acned, [[IWorkAlone generally unfriendly and mostly standoffish with people he doesn't know]], and has a bad temper. ([[JerkWithAHeartOfGold He does have good qualities. Seriously]].) He's also a werewolf, which are considered by most people to be evil (unfortunately, a stereotype that most of them fulfill), or, at the very least, [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman dangerous animals to be avoided with great prejudice, and killed if necessary]].

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* In the ''Literature/DarkestPowers'' series, anyone who sees Derek and Chloe together, ''especially'' other supernaturals, is very likely going to think this (Chloe's aunt certainly does) about them. Chloe is very pretty, petite, and blond-haired and blue-eyed. She also tends to be very sweet, kind, and friendly to people who aren't [[JerkAss total dicks]]. Derek, on the other hand, is hulking, not attractive, acned, riddled with acne, [[IWorkAlone generally unfriendly and mostly standoffish with people he doesn't know]], and has a bad temper. ([[JerkWithAHeartOfGold He does have good qualities. Seriously]].) He's also a werewolf, which are considered by most people to be evil (unfortunately, a stereotype that most of them fulfill), or, at the very least, [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman dangerous animals to be avoided with great prejudice, and killed if necessary]].



* The narrator of Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey'' observes this about Mrs Allen: "Mrs Allen was one of that numerous class of females, whose society can raise no other emotion than surprise at there being any men in the world who could like them well enough to marry them."

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* The narrator of Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey'' observes this about Mrs Mrs. Allen: "Mrs "Mrs. Allen was one of that numerous class of females, whose society can raise no other emotion than surprise at there being any men in the world who could like them well enough to marry them."



* Howard (a perverted CasanovaWannabe) with Bernadette (a cute, bubbly, sweet girl) in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. The funny part was that they met due to a promise between Leonard and Howard years prior if either got girlfriends they would set the other up on a blind date, Penny set them up and was dumbfounded that it worked out as well as it did.

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* Howard (a perverted CasanovaWannabe) with Bernadette (a cute, bubbly, sweet girl) in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. The funny part was that they met due to a promise between Leonard and Howard years prior if either got girlfriends they would set the other up on a blind date, date; Penny set them up and was dumbfounded that it worked out as well as it did.



* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': After discovering Monica and [[{{HollywoodDateless}} Chandler]] are dating, Phoebe and Rachel comment that "she could do better". Played with as Chandler, despite his [[{{SadClown}} neuroses]], is actually a great boyfriend and he and Monica are very happy together. (Plus she has plenty of her [[{{TheUnfavourite}} own]] [[{{NeatFreak}} issues]] so they're well-suited.) As Rachel and Phoebe have failed to establish a successful relationships themselves, its a justified case of YoureJustJealous than them having any resonable critcisms.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': After discovering Monica and [[{{HollywoodDateless}} Chandler]] are dating, Phoebe and Rachel comment that "she could do better". Played with as Chandler, despite his [[{{SadClown}} neuroses]], is actually a great boyfriend and he and Monica are very happy together. (Plus she has plenty of her [[{{TheUnfavourite}} own]] [[{{NeatFreak}} issues]] so they're well-suited.) As Rachel and Phoebe have failed to establish a successful relationships themselves, its themselves at this point, it's more of a justified case of YoureJustJealous than them having any resonable critcisms.reasonable criticisms.



--->"I don't get it. I'm sorry, I just...I don't get it!...Is she an amazing cook or something?"

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--->"I don't get it. I'm sorry, I just... I don't get it!...it!... Is she an amazing cook or something?"



* In ''Series/That70sShow'', Eric doesn't understand how can his friend, Hyde be attracted to Jackie, whom Eric can't stand (even calling her "the devil"), because she's shallow, self-obsessed and annoying. On the flip side, many people (including Eric himself on occasion) don't understand what the heck Donna is doing with Eric.
--> '''Eric''' Donna? I just have to ask... why me? I mean there are so many other guys who are way better looking

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* In ''Series/That70sShow'', Eric doesn't understand how can his friend, Hyde Hyde, can be attracted to Jackie, whom Eric can't stand (even calling her "the devil"), because she's shallow, self-obsessed and annoying. On the flip side, many people (including Eric himself on occasion) don't understand what the heck Donna is doing with Eric.
--> '''Eric''' Donna? I just have to ask... why me? I mean there are so many other guys who are way better lookinglooking.



** Subverted when Hyde tries to explain his attraction to Jackie to Eric, making Eric realize it's not so much that Jackie isn't hot as much as her attitude is so annoying that it distracts him form her hotness.

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** Subverted when Hyde tries to explain his attraction to Jackie to Eric, making Eric realize it's not so much that Jackie isn't hot as much as her attitude is so annoying that it distracts him form from her hotness.



* From ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', this is pretty much what Alistair says if [[PlayerCharacter you]] continually gain approval with Zevran.
** Amusingly, he asks this to Leliana, who invokes AllGirlsWantBadBoys and implies that she can also see the attraction.
** Oghren will also ask Morrigan this in exact words, if the Warden is in a romance with her. Going by some other things he says to her, he's probably at least a little jealous. That and likely intends to steal your moves to pick up the ladies.
** Morrigan herself will pose this question to a male Warden that romances [[TheChick Leliana]] instead of her. To a female Warden who romances Alistair, she will remark that he must be very good in bed, because she can't imagine any other reason why a woman would want him.
** Leliana will pose this question to Alistair if a male Warden pursues a relationship with Morrigan.
** Alistair poses this question to [[TeamMom Wynne]] if a male Warden romances Morrigan. It's not so much out of jealousy, but more him likely wondering if he should find a straight-jacket for his fellow Warden, as they have quite clearly gone ''crazy''.
** Also, in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' should Hawke romance Fenris instead of Anders, the latter will stop them and outright ask why, likening him to a dog.
** If a male Hawke romances Merrill, rival Isabela will ask her what she could possibly see in Hawke, not knowing where to even begin listing his flaws.
*** Though this is not a straight example, as Isabela actualy rather supports the relationship, [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer so long as Hawke understands that breaking Merrill's heart]] [[GroinAttack would involve unfortunate consequences]], so she's probably just [[DeadpanSnarker having a little fun at Hawke's expense]].

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* All over the place in ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
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From ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', this is pretty much what Alistair says if [[PlayerCharacter you]] continually gain approval with Zevran.
** *** Amusingly, he asks this to of Leliana, who invokes AllGirlsWantBadBoys and implies that she can also see the attraction.
** *** Oghren will also ask Morrigan this in exact words, if the Warden is in a romance with her. Going by some other things he says to her, he's probably at least a little jealous. That and likely intends to steal your moves to pick up the ladies.
** *** Morrigan herself will pose this question to a male Warden that romances [[TheChick Leliana]] instead of her. To a female Warden who romances Alistair, she will remark that he must be very good in bed, because she can't imagine any other reason why a woman would want him.
** *** Leliana will pose this question to Alistair if a male Warden pursues a relationship with Morrigan.
** *** Alistair poses this question to [[TeamMom Wynne]] if a male Warden romances Morrigan. It's not so much out of jealousy, but more him likely wondering if he should find a straight-jacket straitjacket for his fellow Warden, as they have quite clearly gone ''crazy''.
** Also, in In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' should Hawke romance Fenris instead of Anders, the latter will stop them and outright ask why, likening him to a dog.
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dog. He will also ask this if Hawke romances Merrill, worded differently.
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If a male Hawke romances Merrill, rival a rivaled Isabela will ask her what she could possibly see in Hawke, not knowing where to even begin listing his flaws.
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flaws. This is not a straight example, as Isabela actualy actually rather supports the relationship, [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer so long as Hawke understands that breaking Merrill's heart]] [[GroinAttack would involve have unfortunate consequences]], so she's probably just [[DeadpanSnarker having a little fun at Hawke's expense]].expense]].
** Implied to be the case with many outsiders (though not really anyone in the inner circle) in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', should the Inquisitor romance Dorian. One noble even sends a letter to [[IceQueen Vivienne]] complaining about the unsuitability of the match, though she assures the pair in party banter that she effectively told off the offending party.
*** On the other hand, should the Inquisitor romance Sera, this question does seem to be on the minds of a few of their companions.



** A plot point in first case. Mia questions why would someone like [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon Dahlia Hawthorne]], who's described as incredibly beautfull by practically everyone, be interested in someone like Phoenix, who at the time wasn't really anything great. Phoenix claims that she's simply in love with him, while Mia says that the only reason she was dating him was a necklace that was evidence of her earlier crime. [[spoiler: The truth turned out to be much more complicated. Neither of them knew that Phoenix was actualy dating Dahlia's NiceGirl [[PolarOppositeTwins twin sister Iris]], who while indeed started dating him to get that necklace for her sister, genuinely fell in love with him over time.]]

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** A plot point in first case. Mia questions why would someone like [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon Dahlia Hawthorne]], who's described as incredibly beautfull beautiful by practically everyone, be interested in someone like Phoenix, who at the time wasn't really anything great. Phoenix claims that she's simply in love with him, while Mia says that the only reason she was dating him was a necklace that was evidence of her earlier crime. [[spoiler: The truth turned out to be much more complicated. Neither of them knew that Phoenix was actualy actually dating Dahlia's NiceGirl [[PolarOppositeTwins twin sister Iris]], who while indeed started dating him to get that necklace for her sister, genuinely fell in love with him over time.]]



-->'''Icari:''' Aah, what is this stupid love fest… Hmph! I can’t believe you guys still even like this guy! Just look at him! Totally got [[spoiler:backstabbed by his new girlfriend, like literally just days after going out]]! Totally ruined everything we fought for the past year! And on top of that, ''completely'' [[spoiler:vaporized our ship]]! Ah, the most unreliable space captain in the history of space captains! I can’t believe [[FreudianSlip I]] like a guy like him! ''(realizes what she just said)'' U-uck… I-I-I-I-I MEAN… I-i-i-i-it… IT’S NOT LIKE I LIKE YOU OR ANYTHING!!! ''(runs off screaming in embarrassment)''

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-->'''Icari:''' Aah, what is this stupid love fest… fest... Hmph! I can’t believe you guys still even like this guy! Just look at him! Totally got [[spoiler:backstabbed by his new girlfriend, like literally just days after going out]]! Totally ruined everything we fought for the past year! And on top of that, ''completely'' [[spoiler:vaporized our ship]]! Ah, the most unreliable space captain in the history of space captains! I can’t believe [[FreudianSlip I]] like a guy like him! ''(realizes what she just said)'' U-uck… U-uck... I-I-I-I-I MEAN… I-i-i-i-it… I-i-i-i-it... IT’S NOT LIKE I LIKE YOU OR ANYTHING!!! ''(runs off screaming in embarrassment)''



* WebVideo/MovieRehab: One of the main problems that Sag has with Film/BeingJohnMalkovich in which he doesn't understand why Craig is keep trying to hit on Maxine if she frequently treats him like crap.

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* WebVideo/MovieRehab: One of the main problems that Sag has with Film/BeingJohnMalkovich ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich'' in which he doesn't understand why Craig is keep trying to hit on Maxine if she frequently treats him like crap.



* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'': Many would wonder why such a sweet, kind, old lady like Muriel would marry an [[PsychopathicManchild immature]], [[GrumpyOldMan selfish]], {{Jerkass}} like Eustace. The fact that he tried to have Courage killed by his foes at the end of the series has you wonder why Muriel never got a divorce after this.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'': Many would wonder why such a sweet, kind, old lady like Muriel would marry an [[PsychopathicManchild immature]], [[GrumpyOldMan selfish]], selfish]] {{Jerkass}} like Eustace. The fact that he tried to have Courage killed by his foes at the end of the series has you wonder why Muriel never got a divorce after this.



-->'''Candy:''' He's...a big, hairy ape! And you're not."

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-->'''Candy:''' He's... a big, hairy ape! And you're not."



* Cobra Queen once asked Steff what she saw in ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' commenting that he seems so stupid. Staff explains he's only like that for tv and is actually normal off camera.

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* Cobra Queen once asked Steff what she saw in ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}},'' commenting that he seems so stupid. Staff explains he's only like that for tv TV and is actually normal off camera.
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