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One character tells another something that sounds flattering or nice, which makes them intrigued, only to have the complimenting party flat-out insult them instead. A form of Comedic Sociopathy
. Super Trope
. Compare Stealth Insult
- From Futurama's spoof of The Wizard of Oz:
Amy: (as the good witch) Ooh! Those are great shoes!
Leela: Oh, thank you.
Amy: Do they come in women's sizes?
(Leela presses a button on her wrist machine and the steps come out of the ship and crush Amy.)
- A Catch Phrase of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is, "great [x]... for me to poop on!" (Where x typically refers to some sort of noun.)
- In Tangled:
Thug: Go. Live your dream.
Flynn: I will.
Thug: Your dream stinks; I was talking to her.
- The George Lopez Show: A cosmetics sales representative advises Angie to use these to make her customers feel self-conscious and buy makeup (e.g. complementing someone's work ethic because of the bags under their eyes).