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[[caption-width-right:350:And we'd like to compliment the good job your hairstylist did... [[TakeThat that is, if you needed one!]]]]

->'''Mr. Burns''': Relax, Simpson. I just brought you in here for a friendly hello...\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' ...and goodbye! YOU'RE FIRED!\\
''(Homer gags)''\\
'''Mr. Burns''': But, wait. Perhaps I'm being too hasty. You are highly skilled...\\
'''Mr. Burns''': ...AT GOOFING OFF!\\
''(Homer clutches heart)''\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' Now don't worry, Homer. You're the kind of guy I could really dig...\\
''(Homer relaxes)''\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' ... A GRAVE FOR!\\
''(Homer gags again)''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E11HomersTripleBypass Homer's Triple Bypass]]"

Someone seems at first to be saying one thing, but as they continue, they turn out to be saying something very different. Bonus points if what they turn out to be saying is the polar opposite of what they at first seemed to be saying.

One form of this is to start with an analogy that is typically used in favour of perspective X... only to go on to describe [[AnalogyBackfire why it makes more sense to use this analogy against perspective X instead.]] Another common one is "This isn't good...this is great" or "I didn't like it...I loved it." The fancy rhetorical term for this is paraprosdokian.

!!Subtropes include:
* ArsonMurderAndLifesaving
* ArsonMurderAndAdmiration
* BerateAndSwitch
* ChewOutFakeOut
* IHaveJustOneThingToSay
* {{NOT}}
* TheNotSoHarmlessPunishment
* PromotionNotPunishment

Compare DistinctionWithoutADifference, DramaticPause. Compare/contrast CueCardPause, wherein the timing of a pause creates a similar effect.

Not to be confused with BaitAndSwitchComparison. One of them is a trope where the meaning of people's sentences changes as they keep talking... and the other is Bait And Switch Comparison! ([[SubvertedTrope No, it really is]]. What, [[AntiHumor you were expecting a joke?]])

!! Examples:


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* [[PsychopathicManchild Russia]] of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' makes a habit of this, especially during the sudden and often unpredictable switch into his "cruel" mode. For example, at one point he tells [[TheMeanBrit England]] that he considers [[LoveFreak America's]] [[ItsAllAboutMe cockiness]] to be a positive trait, and that he very much enjoys his free spirit and youthful energy...because people like that are more fun to "snap in half."

* The ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' displayed above.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'':
** His reply to Arlene telling him she loves him was telling her that it was a coincidence because... he also loves him.
** [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2012/ga120903.gif This]] strip.
* ''ComicStrip/USAcres'':
** [[https://garfield.com/usacres/1986/04/05 During his first day at the barn]], Orson comments that, "if this place had a few curtains and a fresh coat of paint... it would still be a dump".
** [[https://garfield.com/usacres/1986/06/05 Orson's reaction]] when Booker suggests they could take their corncobs to the store and get a refund.
-->'''Orson:''' Ha! Ha! Booker, you are so naive. See? It says "No deposit, no refund".
-->'''Booker:''' Oh, yes...
* ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'': Cookie hears a toast from the men, "Here's to the best cook in the US Army!" "Hear! Hear!" Cookie approaches teary-eyed. "May he someday be sent here!" "Amen!" "Yuck!"
* ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan''. Dr Mann [[SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat suddenly reveals]] that she was a fencer in college and starts dueling with ninja PsychoForHire Toyota.
-->'''Toyota:''' ''(trading blows)'' Wow, I'm shocked! You're actually...not...that......good! ''(stabs Mann)''
* A short story of ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'' sees the two agents grow tired of the secret entranceways, and demand they all be removed or they'll quit. The Superintendent's response:
-->'''Super:''' I can't believe it! After so many years... trying to get rid of you two, turns out it was that easy. You may leave whenever you want.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': Wakko's comment about [[{{Notzilla}} Gigantasaurus]]:
-->'''Wakko:''' He looks just like G--
-->'''Yakko:''' Whoa, you can't say that!
-->'''Dot:''' That name is © and ™, you know.
-->'''Wakko:''' Someone's trademarked Granny?
* ''WesternAnimation/StuntDawgs'': Fungus upon having the Stunt Scabs assembled in a comic book story.
-->'''Fungus:''' To accomplish this evil mission, I need the best men possible! Since they were all booked-up, I'm stuck with you.

* After [[ThePrankster Socrates]] seemingly reforms in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', Calvin says this:
--> "Well, all I can say to that is ... you already tried that one last week. Nice try."
* In {{Wargs And Peace}}, near the end, The company makes several comments that imply that they're just about to figure out who the warg is...but actually they're not.
--->'''Ori''': You know, I always thought warg's eyes were brown.
--->'''Balin''': They are.
--->'''Ori''': Well, this one's eyes are blue.
--->'''Fili''': Uncle's eyes were blue...
--->'''Kili''': Uncle! Fili...did we avenge him?
--->'''Fili''': Yes Kili, we did him proud, we avenged him. That thing-(Gestures to his uncle, still in warg form) can hardly draw a good breath, it'll be gone soon.
--->Even after Thorin turns back...
--->'''Dwalin''': Oh, no.
--->'''Gloin''': You don't think...
--->'''Dwalin''': Gandalf's spell turned the warg into Thorin!
--->Cue the facepalms.
* In ''Fanfic/LearningToBreatheUnderwater'' when Amethyst was trying to ease the bad blood between Pearl and Lapis, she delivered this [[{{pun}} gem]]:
-->'''Amethyst''': And it may look like she’s super-controlling, but once you spend enough time with P-dawg here, you find out she’s like that with ''everyone''.
-->'''Pearl''': Thank you ''so'' much for the vote of confidence, Amethyst.
* ''FanFic/BartSimpsonAttorneyAtLaw'': Upon learning Moe is placing bets on the outcome of Bart's trial, Homer places two firm fists against his hips and says he'll "give that bookie the talking of a life-time". He then phones Moe to "Put me down fifty on the boy".
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5682705/17/Cooking-Lesson Cooking Lessons]]'' Harry and Snape meet with a packed Gryffindor common room shortly after revealing their relationship.
-->'''Random Gryffindor:''' You better take care of him or you'll have all of us to deal with. That goes for you too Snape.

[[folder:{{Film}} -- Animated]]
* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'': Near the start, Flynn notices himself on a WantedPoster. His reaction is to say:
-->''Oh, no, this is bad... [[FacialCompositeFailure they just can't get my nose right!]]''
* Mike Wazowski in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'':
** The first time is in the first act while watching a commercial for the title company, but his appearance is obscured by their logo.
--->''I don't believe it... I was on TV!!''
** The second time is during the film's resolution, when a magazine's bar code obscures him on the cover.
--->''I don't believe it... I'm on the cover of a magazine! Oh...!''
** This gag [[CallForward even shows up]] in the prequel ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', when Mike finds out he's barely in the photo for his student ID.
-->'''Mike:''' I don't believe this... I'm officially a college student!
* ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' has Bunty's reaction to one of Ginger's {{rousing speech}}es:
-->'''Bunty:''' In all my years, I've never heard such a fantastic... ''[[SuddenlyShouting LOAD OF TRIPE!]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. Master Shifu teaching Po the mysteries of Kung Fu.
-->"When you focus on Kung Fu... when you concentrate... you stink."
** Crane frees the grossly overweight Po after he gets stuck trying to do the split.
--->'''Po:''' Thanks.\\
'''Crane:''' [[ThinkNothingOfIt Don't mention it]].\\
'''Po:''' No really, I appreciate--\\
'''Crane:''' ''[[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain Ever]].''
** "The warrior said nothing, [[BigEater for his mouth was full]]."
** Introducing [[CynicalMentor Master Shifu]]. "Well done students...''if'' you were trying to disappoint me!"
** Mr. Ping's [[TheUnreveal unreveal]] just prior to the film's climax.
--->'''Po:''' Sometimes I can't believe I'm actually your son!\\
'''Ping:''' Po... I think it's time I told you something I should have told you a long time ago... The secret to my secret ingredient soup!
* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', a flashback scene shows how Mr. Ping found baby Po abandoned in a ([[BigEater now empty]]) box of radishes. So Mr Ping makes a decision that will change his life forever...to make his soup without radishes. ''[[SkewedPriorities And]]'' raise Po as his son.
** Lord Shen demands a prophecy from his Soothsayer. She rolls her eyes upward and foresees...
-->"If you continue on your current path, you will find yourself...[[DeadpanSnarker at the bottom of the stairs]]."
* ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''. When Basil confronts the villainous Professor Ratigan, it looks like he's invoking the WorthyOpponent trope, but it's actually the lead-in to an insult:
-->"Ratigan, no one can have a higher opinion of you than I have... and ''I'' think you're a slimy, contemptible sewer rat!"
* ''Disney/PeterPan'' does this to the Lost Boys when they reveal they tried to shoot down Wendy.
-->'''Peter Pan:''' Well, I'm very proud of you... [[WhatTheHellHero you blockheads!]]
* In the ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh My Friends Tigger & Pooh]]'' film ''Pooh's Super Sleuth Christmas Movie'', Rabbit spends much of the movie waxing rhapsodic about all the advanced organization and planning that Santa must need in order to get all the presents delivered, so his reaction to learning that it's mostly down just to magic comes as a bit of a surprise...
-->'''Rabbit''': You... you mean there's no inventory list? No tracking system? No routing strategy? It's all just magic? ... ... That's wonderful!

[[folder:{{Film}} -- Live Action]]
* ''Film/UpTheCreek'': As a RunningGag, every time the hero made love to his new girlfriend, he asked her "Was it as good for for you as it was for me?" and she replied "No..." . Then something happens to distract them. This happened three or four times, until at the end of the movie, when he asked the question she responded "No, it was better."
* ''Film/LoveActually'': Old rock act Billy Mack puts on a PublicServiceAnnouncement:
--> '''Billy:''' Hiya, kids, here's an important message from your Uncle Bill: Don't buy drugs. (''{{beat}}'') Become a pop star, and they give you them for ''free''!
** In a cut scene, Karen sits through a parent-teacher conference when her son's teachers complain about his theme paper, "My Special Christmas Wish", in which he describes a world where people's farts are visible. Karen then takes her son into the hall:
--->'''Bernie''': I'm sorry, mum.\\
'''Karen''': I'm sorry too, Bernie. Sorry and ashamed and embarrassed... that I have put you in a school with such total and utter pricks that they don't get a good gag when they see one! I mean, this is high-class comedy. This is first-rate stuff!
* ''Film/CatsAndDogs'': After the dog [[IncrediblyLamePun cleaning agents]] get the mess cleaned up, Mrs. Brody comes in.
-->'''Mrs. Brody''': Oh my god... who left the window open?
* ''Film/DumbAndDumber'': After Lloyd sells Harry's sheepdog van for a nearly-shot moped, Harry gives us this. "You know, Lloyd, just when I think you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!"
* ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. Count Rugen: "You've been chasing me all these years only to fail now? I think that's the worst thing I've ever heard... how marvelous!"
* ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' (in a ShoutOut to ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''):
--> '''Willy Wonka:''' The suspense is terrible! ...I hope it will last.
* From ''Film/AirBud'':
--> '''Judge:''' Mr. Cheney, in my forty years on the bench I've heard a lot of lame-brain, cockamamie proposals... but this one, I like.
* ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. For those who know their [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche]], our introduction to the lead villain.
-->'''Joker:''' I believe whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you... ''(DramaticUnmask)'' stranger.
* ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''. Bane couples this with ImpliedDeathThreat.
-->'''CIA Agent''': If I pull that [mask] off, will you die?\\
'''Bane''': It would be extremely painful...[[note]]Literally: it's a breathing apparatus that keeps Bane alive[[/note]]\\
'''CIA Agent''': You're a big guy.\\
'''Bane''': ...for you.
* ''Film/AceVenturaWhenNatureCalls'': After Ace struggles in getting the sacred bat back in the cage, he steps back, raises his arms, and exclaims, "YYYYYYYY--YUCK!" The bait was it looked like he was about to celebrate "YYYYES!", then switched with his obvious distaste in bats coming through.
* Nick in ''Film/LivingInOblivion'', during his [[ImagineSpot imagined]] award acceptance speech.
--> '''Nick''': "To all these people and many more, I would love to say thank you... but I can't, because what I really feel like saying is... go [[CurseCutShort fu...]]"
* In ''Film/LicenceToKill'', Film/JamesBond kills Killifer by throwing his BriefcaseFullOfMoney at him so he falls into a SharkPool. Unusually it's Sharkey who gives the BondOneLiner.
-->"Gosh, what a terrible waste. ''(Bond stares at him)'' Of money!"
* In ''Film/{{Scoop}}'', Woody Allen's character Sid has an interesting take on optimism:
--> '''Sondra''': You are a cynical crapehanger who always see the glass half-empty!\\
'''Sid''': No, you're wrong. I see the glass half full ... but of poison.
* ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''
-->'''Butch:''' You know, every time I see Hole-in-the-Wall again, it's like seeing it fresh for the first time. And every time that happens, I keep asking myself the same question; how could I be so damn stupid to keep coming back here?
* A trailer for ''Film/IronSky'' shows a MillionMookMarch of Space Nazis while talking of the "sick and depraved minds" who have been building their armies...to make this movie.
* The trailer for ''Film/TheNakedGun 2½'' announced: "If you only see one movie this year... you've got to get out more often."
* ''Film/ABridgeTooFar''. General Horrocks (played by Edward Fox) begins his RousingSpeech with, "Gentlemen, this is a story you will tell your grandchildren. And mightily bored they'll all be."
* ''[[Film/TheWildGeese Wild Geese II]]''. In another Edward Fox role, he denies their leader was planning to kill an IRA terrorist.
-->"Oh no no no... that was my job."
* ''Film/TenaciousDInThePickOfDestiny''. KG, during the part of the movie where he's trying to undermine JB's self-esteem so he'll want to keep working with him, calls JB's attempt at a power-slide "amazing...ly bad."
* ''Film/TheMartian''. A NASA executive wonders what could be going through Mark Watney's head when the man is stranded all alone on a distant planet with little hope of survival. It then cuts to Mark in his habitat on Mars, listening to "Turn the Beat Around".
-->'''Mark''': I'm definitely gonna die up here... if I have to listen to any more god-awful disco music.
* The ending of ''Armed & Dangerous'' has Dooley's former superior with the Police confront him after he and Kane successfully bring down the villains despite working as rent-a-cops, and says this:
--> "Dooley, you're a disgrace to this or any other uniform, you know that? ''*Dooley hangs his head*'' ...So I guess we'll just have to put you in plainclothes when we bring you back on."
* ''Film/IShotJesseJames'': Early in the film, Jesse James is taking a bath with his friend Robert Ford standing nearby. Ford stares at Jesse's naked back, holding a gun and considering turning on Jesse. Jesse then says:
-->'''Jesse''': What are you waiting for, Bob? There’s my back.
-->'''Robert''': [[OhCrap (gains a look of worry)]]
-->'''Jesse''': (hands Robert a brush) Go on, scrub my back.

* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Lord Manderly is accused of arranging the death of Little Walder. He responds, "I confess... ''([[BigEater bites on a sausage]])'' ...that I do not know the boy."
* ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'': Alice is asked how she likes playing croquet with the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts. She replies that she doesn't like it at all, because "She is so extremely" -- and then seeing the Queen within earshot -- "likely to win, that it hardly seems worth finishing the game."
* ''Literature/TheAmityIncident'' has Toxic Island - don't worry! it's not an island where every kind of animal and most of the plants are deadly... It's a continent.
* In ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', after Vetinari sees an opportunity to bring the board of the Grand Trunk to task for being complicit in fraud and embezzlement:
-->"Commander Vimes, I think it would be iniquitous to detain these men here any longer," he said. As the faces in front of him [[HopeSpot relaxed into smiles full of Hope, that greatest of all gifts]], he added: "To the cells with them, Commander."
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', during a [[EnemyMine temporary alliance]] between superheroes and supervillains:
-->'''Tattletale:''' Your names and powers?\\
'''Tecton:''' Tecton. This is Wanton and Grace. Our ranged attacker here is Raymancer.\\
'''Regent:''' Isn't Wonton a kind of noodle?\\
'''Imp:''' And Raymancer? They're really running out of stuff to call superheroes.\\
'''Grue:''' Play nice.\\
'''Tattletale:''' Yeah. A wonton is a kind of dumpling, not a noodle. Get it right.

* Done negatively by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, who says things like:
-->''... you've been a great audience; [[CatchPhrase for me to poop on!]]''
-->''On a scale from one to ten; how old is [[Music/MichaelJackson Michael]]'s boyfriend.''
* Happens a lot in ''Series/HappyEndings.''
--> '''Brad:''' *seems offended* "Hold up. Are you calling me a TrophyWife ... cause that's awesome".
** and from the same episode:
--> '''Max:''' "That is the worst sangria-mouth I've ever ''seen'' ... on a non-Spaniard."
** Later:
--> '''Max:''' "This may be the single dumbest thing that I have ''ever'' been associated with ... and I love it and I'm in."
** DoubleSubverted
--> ''' The Car Czar:'''No one talks to the Car Czar like that, ''ever'' ... but I like it (*starts laughing*) ... wait, no I don't. Why would I like that? No boss would like that ... but you are my top salesperson, so what am I gonna do?"
** Also, from "The Storm Before the Calm":
-->'''Dave''': Max, are you seriously wearing glasses with no lenses?\\
'''Max''': (Beat) Maybe.\\
'''Dave''': Dude, I've seen you do some really dumb things before, but this... is not one of them. Those are ''cool''.
* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''
--> '''Leslie:''' Can I speak to you about a personal matter?\\
'''Ron:''' Normally no. But given there's only 20 minutes until the end of human existence... also no.
** Also:
-->'''Leslie:''' Look, I don't like to throw around the word "butthead" often. If you call everyone a butthead, it kind of loses its impact. But I can say, without hesitation... that Tom is being a real dick.
* Very common in competition cooking shows. For example, "I have one big complaint about your dish... I can't stop eating it!" shows up a few times on ''Series/MasterChef''.
** Master Chef does it ''all the time'' especially with regard to who's getting on the show during auditions, or who's being eliminated. One notable example was bringing a contestant's family in...so he could say goodbye because he was going to the show.
* ''Series/HellsKitchen'' another Gordon Ramsay cooking competition reality show, also invokes this constantly. You can now assume, with rather high certainty, that whoever Ramsay initially mentions during his "announce who's eliminated" speech, will end up being safe.
* On ''Series/TopGear'', the presenters often speak this way when introducing the ''Top Gear'' Stuntman.
-->'''Richard Hammond:''' However, there has to be a person ''inside'' the car while it's rolling. And that person is going to be me... introducing you to our stuntman, Steve.
-->'''James May:''' Over the years, he's taken quite a few knocks, and there isn't a movie director who hasn't asked for him... to be thrown off the set. ''{{Film/Ronin}}'', ''Film/TheRock'', ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'': these are just a few of the films he hasn't worked on.
* In an episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Ted is on a date with a girl [[CueCardPause who keeps drinking wine midsentence]]. She keeps saying things that can be perceived as racist remarks, confessions of fratricide, etc., then finishes the sentence after the wine sip so that it takes on a completely different meaning. As Ted is imagining literal baggage appear around the room every time she says something and it disappears when she finishes her sentence, the scene culminates with her saying something particularly bad and a suitcase appears labeled "LET HER FINISH HER DRINK, TED."
** By the time she says "That reminds me, I killed my brother (''sip'') with this joke I told him", it's hard to believe she's not doing it on purpose.
** In another episode, Marshall and Lily want to get married quickly, so they go to the courthouse and ask a clerk there if they can see a judge. She answers something like "Sure, you can see a judge... is what I would say if one was available." It quickly becomes an OverlyLongGag as every question they ask receives a similar response.
* Often used by Charlie in ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' when someone says something stupid to him and it seems like he's about to criticize them, but instead he goes right along with it.
** When Mac and Dennis inform him that they're going to train him to be a pit fighter, he says, "What?! ...That is ''brilliant!''"
** When Mac and Dennis argue about whether to hit him with a trashcan or if he's ready for a chair, Charlie breaks them up. "Guys, guys, guys... I can handle a chair."
** When Mac starts calling everyone around him a "jabronie," Charlie stops him. "You keep using that word... and it's ''awesome''!"
** When Frank and Dennis buy a police car and police uniforms, Charlie is disappointed that they didn't buy him a uniform of his own. Dennis suggests that he dress up in different disguises like an undercover cop, and Charlie says "DAMMIT... That is such an awesome idea!"
** Mac even does it when Frank shows him the Rum Ham he snuck on the beach. "''Eating'' your drinks? God dammit, Frank... That is genius!"
* The live-action segment of ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' had one episode where the President ate a pizza at Mario and Luigi's place (No, really). He said it wasn't good. It was GREAT!
* A RunningGag in the later seasons of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' was to boast of a given film's or actor's pedigree, only to hang on the seemingly last syllable and then finish the sentence with something mundane or unflattering:
--> ''"He studied under Lee Strasberg...'s car."''
--> ''"An Actor Prepares...to '''suck'''."''
--> ''"He trained with Bruce Lee...bowitz."''
--> ''"Cinematography by Haskell Wexler...'s cat."''
--> ''"He's read Uta Hagen's 'Respect for Acting'... like an imbecile."''
--> ''"That scene really makes me think... about how much better a '''root canal''' would be than this movie!"''
* One sketch on ''Series/KeyAndPeele'' invokes this repeatedly, where a master chef manages to keep switching back and forth as to whether or not he likes a quiche being presented to him, multiple times, in a single sentence. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPpzJAzdpTU Observe.]]
* In one of the last episodes of ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Joey asks how he managed to lose 50 coin tosses against Rachel in a row. "It was heads she wins, tails I lose!" The others stare at him as he [[LateToTheRealization slowly figures out]]... that he forgot to pick up his dry-cleaning.
* One Christmas-themed episode of ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' begins with Al coming home griping about Christmas at the mall where he works.
--> '''Al''': All you hear is ''(whining)'' "Buy me this! Get me this! I have to have this!"...[[HenpeckedHusband and then]] there's the ''children''.
* In ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': "Sticks and stones will break my bones... but words will hurt forever."
* In ''Series/PawnStars'', The Old Man is given a fully-restored 1957 Chevy 150 during his 70th birthday party.
-->'''The Old Man:''' Rick...Danny...I don't like it...
-->''Everyone at the party becomes tense until the Old Man says...''
-->'''The Old Man:''' ''I love it!''
* From the "Oscars 2013" episode of Creator/{{E}}'s ''Fashion Police.''
-->'''Joan Rivers''': "Renee Zellweger won't be making her next movie until the fall. There's no joke. I just wanted to give you the good news."
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** The Master is giving a NewEraSpeech to his vampire underlings.
-->"[[IndustrializedEvil Behold the technical wonder]] which is about to alter the very fabric of our society. Some have argued that such an advancement goes against our nature. They claim that death is our art. I say to them... well, I don't say anything to them because I kill them."
** Vampire Willow assures a victim she's about to bite on that, "You don't have to be afraid...[[LovesTheSoundOfScreaming just to please me]]."
** In "Doomed," when Spike tries and fails to stake himself due to Xander and Willow's [[InterruptedSuicide timely interruption]], Xander angrily takes the stake away from him, saying that they've shared a lot, and that Spike should have trusted him... [[NoSympathy to do it for him]].
** When Buffy realises she is broke, Anya suggests she charge for saving people.
-->'''Buffy:''' That seems like an idea...[[StealthInsult you would have]].
** Buffy does this in "Crush," when Spike makes his AnguishedDeclarationOfLove and begs her to give him even the slightest hint that there may be a chance of them being together. Buffy lowers her voice and beckons him closer.
-->'''Buffy''': Spike... [''Spike leans in hopefully''] the only chance you had with me was [[DudeShesLikeInAComa when I was unconscious.]]
** Xander in "Intervention".
-->"Spike, Buffy has lots of friends, and we love her very much, and we’ll do whatever it takes to protect her. And if that happens to involve killing you; well...that's a bonus."
** Season 9:
--> '''Willow:''' "If you think that sweet talk will make me feel better, you're completely and unabashedly right."
* Series/{{Angel}}:
** Angel is giving an apparent PatrickStewartSpeech to the villain, saying he might have all the power, but the one thing he'll never have is friends. "Four of them. Standing behind you holding big, heavy things." The villain whirls round, only to get clubbed unconscious by the rest of Team Angel.
** The gang walk into Angel's office, only to find he's been turned into a puppet by a curse. Fred exclaims, "Oh my god, Angel, you're...you're...[[BadassAdorable cute!]]"
** In Season 3, Wesley believes a prophecy that claims that Angel will kill his newborn son Connor and conspires with Angel's old enemy Holtz to spirit the baby away for his safety. The end result: Holtz double-crosses Wesley, and he ends up in the hospital with a SlashedThroat while Holtz escapes with Connor into the hell dimension Quor'toth, and Angel tries to kill Wesley in the hospital in a rage. Fred is the only one who visits Wesley in the hospital to offer sympathy, only to give him a WhatTheHellHero speech, stating that while she understands what Wesley was trying to do and believes Angel was in the wrong for trying to kill him, she nonetheless agrees with Angel that what happened to Connor is his fault, since they're supposed to be friends, and yet he decided to go to Holtz behind their backs rather than simply trusting them; she concludes by dropping the bombshell that the prophecy was a fake and [[ShootTheShaggyDog Wesley's actions were all for nothing]].
** After years of absence, Lorne returns home and has a touching reunion with his mom.
-->'''Mother:''' I've often prayed that I might look upon your face. (spits in Lorne's face) You have shamed our clan and betrayed our kind!
** PlayedForDrama when Cordelia has a vision of a domestic homicide in the middle of giving Wesley advice on his love life.
-->'''Cordelia:''' Wesley, if you like her, ''tell'' her. Just go right up to her and ''hack her into little pieces!''
-->''([[FaintingSeer Collapses from a vision]] of a man hacking his wife to death)''
* ''[[Series/ICPTheater Insane Clown Posse Theater]]'': While watching Music/MichaelJackson's "Black or White" video.
-->'''VIOLENT J''': "Would I let my kids hang out with Michael Jackson? No. (''{{Beat}}'') Because I'D want to hang out with Michael Jackson!"
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. Used for ShipTease between Crichton and Chiana thanks to her distinctive form of speaking. "I would love you...to come with me, but..."
* In ''Series/TheBasilBrushShow'', just after Mr. Steven gives away a large sum of money that wasn't his (thus forfilling the moral lesson for the episode) that could have allowed him to go to the Maldeeves, Basil comes out with this little gem...
--> '''Basil:''' You know, sometimes my admiration for Mr Steven (beat) goes ''right through the bleeding floor!''
* One 1997 sketch by Creator/RoryBremner imagined UsefulNotes/TonyBlair making a victory speech to his supporters, and paying tribute to the woman who inspired him. We're led to think it's his wife... until he names her as UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'':
-->'''Abed''': I hate twins. The way they always know what the other's\\
'''Troy''': Thinking.\\
'''Abed''': And always finish each other's\\
'''Troy''': Pie.\\
'''Abed''': Exactly.
* Done on ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' when Larry Almada takes over as manager of Winfred-Louder.
-->'''Mimi''': That's right, when you say "jump" I say "how high... would I have to be to take orders from you?"
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
** Jaime Lannister is hauled up before Lord Roose [[FanNickname Trollton]]...err Bolton who [[EvilIsPetty decides to mess with his head]] after Jaime asks for news of his family.
-->"You haven't heard...? Stannis Baratheon laid siege to King's Landing. Sailed into Blackwater Bay. Stormed the gates with thousands of men. And your sister... How can I put this... your sister... *agonizingly long pause* ...is alive and well. Your father's forces prevailed." ''(Jaime faints)''
** PlayedForDrama when [[TheCaligula King Joffrey]] pretends he's going to show mercy to Lord Eddard Stark, only to call for the royal executioner to bring him Stark's head.
** Discussed when Benjen Stark says that nothing in a sentence matters before the word "but".
** Sansa in Season 7 finale:
-->-- '''Sansa''' (to Arya):[[spoiler:You stand accused of murder and treason. How do you answer,]] [[spoiler:[[ManipulativeBastard Lord Baelish]]]]?
* ''Series/DoctorWho''. In "Death in Heaven" the Doctor is apparently giving his "I am the Doctor" speech, but concludes "I..am... ''an idiot!''", realising despite his AwesomeEgo that he's just a flawed man doing his best.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'':
** The show does this a few times, but two stand out. The first is when Root has kidnapped Finch and has just drugged a nearby woman's drink with painkillers:
--->'''Root:''' She'll be okay. In a few months.
** The second is when Root and Finch have [[ItMakesSenseInContext imprisoned a furious Shaw for her own safety]], and Finch tells her that if she leaves, she'll risk getting them all found by the BigBad:
--->'''Shaw:''' Guilt, Harold? Really? Y'know, [[SociopathicHero normally that wouldn't work on me]], but I wouldn't want anything to happen... to the ''[[TeamPet dog]]''.
* In one episode of ''Series/FaceOff'', Glenn (the judge known for [[DeadpanSnarker snarky comments]]) says "I don't like this. I love it." The best part is he said the "I don't like this" with a ''completely'' straight face, giving the impression he was about to tear into the makeup. A Next On clip, in a fine example of ManipulativeEditing, only showed the "I don't like this" and a cut to a ''different'' contestant's unhappy reaction.
* This is common from Simon Cowell on shows he judges on, such as ''Series/AmericasGotTalent''. A typical example:
-->'''Simon''': It wasn't great. (''audience boos'') It was incredible.
* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', in "The Miller's Daughter", young Cora tells Rumple she "thought [she] wanted this", referring to her newfound position as a prince's bride-to-be, as if she were preparing to say power isn't all that great...but continues to add that she realised she found herself fifth in line to the throne, which greatly disappoints her.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': In "The Benefactor Factor", when Sheldon decides not to go to a fundraiser to get donations for the university, Amy explains to him the consequences of not going, including said donations going to the geology department or liberal arts.
--> '''Sheldon''': Are you trying to scare me? 'Cause you’re succeeding.
** The series is actually pretty fond of these:
--> '''Sheldon''': Did you just say my girlfriend is unattractive?
--> '''Howard''': Yes.
--> '''Sheldon''': Ah, because it wasn't clear.
** Or...
--> '''Amy''': Sheldon, you're a coward!
--> '''Sheldon''': Oh, yeah? Well... that seems to be the case.
* Series/{{Sherlock}} makes one on [[ButtMonkey Anderson]]'s expense in episode "The Reichenbach Fall" when they uncover the InvisibleWriting at the boarding school.
-->'''Anderson''': Not much use, it doesn't lead us to the kidnapper.
-->'''Sherlock''': Brilliant, Anderson.
-->'''Anderson''': Really?
-->'''Sherlock''': Yes, brilliant impression of an idiot.
** At the start of "The Great Game", a [[AssholeVictim man who stabbed his girlfriend to death]] is appealing to Holmes to take his case.
-->'''Pierce:''' Everyone says you're the best. Without you, Mr Holmes, I'll get hung for this.
-->'''Sherlock:''' No, no, Mr Pierce, not at all. ''[[GrammarNazi Hanged]]'', yes.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "The Harvest Of Kairos", Supreme Commander of the Terran Federation Servalan gets a ForcefulKiss from one of her minions. Servalan decides she appreciates his manly audacity and makes him TheDragon.
-->'''Servalan:''' But first, there is the question of that degrading and primitive act to which I was subjected in the control room. [beat] I should like you to do it again.

* Music/TenCc's song "Dreadlock Holiday" features a hapless tourist trying to win over some random thugs who are about to beat him up, with the chorus:
-->''I don't like cricket, oh no/I love it!''\\
''I don't like reggae, no no/I love it!''\\
''Don't like Jamaica, oh no/I love her!''
* German entertainer Bürger Lars Dietrich has a song (co-written by Creator/StefanRaab) titled "Ich bring' Dich um" ("I'm killing you). The full line is "Ich bring' Dich um den Verstand" ("I'm driving you out of your mind").
* The Music/{{Lit}} song ''Miserable'' has the refrain "You make me come. You make me complete. You make me completely miserable."
* "[[Music/JohnnyCash A Boy Named Sue]]" has the singer realize that being called Sue actually made him tough. So at the end of the song he says:
-->'''Sue:''' And if I ever have a son, I think I'm gonna name him... Bill! Or George! Anything but Sue! I still hate that name!
* "Bimbo No. 5" is a parody song of Lou Bega / Pérez Prado's "Mambo No 5" about the various sexual indiscretions of UsefulNotes/BillClinton, performed by an unknown artist as Bill Clinton. It includes the following lyric...
-->...''To the hotel around the corner / Girls wanna do the president, but I really don't wanna... get caught like I did last year''
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's "Your Horoscope for Today" is full of these.
-->'''''Virgo:''' All Virgos are extremely friendly and intelligent… except for you!\\
Expect a big surprise today… when [[DecapitationPresentation you wind up with your head impaled upon a stick]]!''

* On ''Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge'', Kay would greet incorrect answers from contestants with his CatchPhrase "That's right, you're wrong!"
* This is a staple of ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue''. From an introduction to one episode:
-->'''Humphrey Lyttelton:''' Local Leeds celebrities include Jimmy Saville, Melanie Brown, and of course, our own ''Barry Cryer''! ...Has seen them on the telly.
* Happens a lot on ''Radio/HelloCheeky''.
-->'''Barry:''' John's got a lovely singing voice... why does he never use it?

[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* This is comedienne Wendy Liebman's basic style:
--> "I'm a traditional woman; I love it when a guy pays... for sex."
* One comic made a far less serious observation on teacher's wages than the example in the RealLife heading:
--> "I think it's absolutely tragic that a prostitute makes more money per year than a public school teacher. We have ''got'' to start paying our prostitutes as poorly as we do our children's educators!"
* A twofer example: Music/TimMinchin [[https://youtu.be/Zn6gV2sdl38?t=11m59s attempts to stop his baby daughter from eating coins]].
-->'''Tim:''' Darling, you don't put coins in your mouth. Coins are dirty. Coins are yucky. You don't put coins in your mouth, your mouth is for ''food''... and a little later on, ''cock''.\\
'''Tim's Wife:''' ''[appalled]'' TIM! For Christ's sake, [[DudeNotFunny you can't SAY that]]! ...[[CrossesTheLineTwice She might like pussy]].

* The Soldier of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has a good one:
-->'''Soldier:''' That was an amazing killing spree... ''BY THE '''OTHER TEAM!'''''
* Raiden does this in the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''. After hearing the BigBad's MotiveRant and getting a sincere offer of WeCanRuleTogether, Raiden takes his hand seemingly in a gesture of friendship...
-->'''Raiden:''' I was wrong. You're not greedy... '''[[YoureInsane YOU'RE BATSHIT INSANE!]]'''
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' the Isle of Thunder has a daily quest where you find and reassemble the pieces of an enchanted mogu statue, the head of which frequently criticizes your skill in combat. One of its comments is "What a pitiful creature. And the thing you just killed."
* Before the gladiator battles in ''{{VideoGame/Blackguards}}'':
--> '''Niam:''' Do I have to fight, too?
--> '''Tulefa:''' Nobody can force you to, sweetheart.
--> '''Tulefa:''' But I recommend that you at least parry your enemies' blows.
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', [[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse King Mickey]] refuses to break his promise to Riku [[spoiler:regarding his Ansem form]]. Sora spends the entire game looking for Riku, and when he finds out about the promise...
-->'''Sora:''' ''(annoyed)'' You made a ''promise'' to Riku? ''([[StepfordSmiler "cheerfully"]])'' So he's okay! I can see him again!
** ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded Kingdom Hearts Re:coded]]'' has the [[Disney/AliceInWonderland White Rabbit]] do this when Sora makes a wrong guess as to what he lost.
--->'''White Rabbit''': Why yes, of course! You're absolutely... wrong.
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has a Bait and Switch Comment from Papyrus that ''looks'' like a setup for an insult regarding his lazy brother Sans until you remember that Papyrus is a total NiceGuy without a mean bone in his body.
'''Papyrus:''' ''(When called again)'' [[CloudCuckoolander YOU DIDN'T THINK I DIDN'T NAME MY GARBAGE, DID YOU?]]
** A more depressing version (also by Papyrus), establishing just how lonely he really is.
* A more subtle example in ''VisualNovel/{{DanganRonpa}}'', after Makoto decided not to inform Kyoko about the altercation between Sakura and Monokuma. When the two are alone in the nurse's office, Kyoko begins to understand why Makoto didn't tell her. Although, his hopes were slightly dashed when she told him this:
-->'''Kyoko:''' To think like that... ''[[DisappointedInYou I wouldn't have expected such arrogance from you.]]''

* In ''{{Webcomic/Erfworld}}'', Prince Tramennis greets his fallen brother, (formerly Prince) Ossomer, after Ossomer had been killed and Decrypted by Wanda, just like Ansom was.
-->'''Tramennis:''' Brother, it pains me to see you like this.\\
'''Ossomer:''' Yes, I imagine it...\\
'''Tramennis:''' Ansom! Now, Ansom could, admittedly, pull off [[EvilCostumeSwitch the scarlet-and-black]]. But I'm sorry, that is an ''atrocious'' look on you.
* The page quote for ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'':
-->'''Thaco:''' ''We are not jumping off this roof to our deaths!''\\
''[[[BeatPanel long pause]]]''\\
'''Thaco:''' We're jumping off ''that'' roof to our deaths. [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/04152008/ It's got a tree.]]
* Happens in [[http://zeropercentdiscountcomic.tumblr.com/post/47260198734 this]] strip of ''Webcomic/ZeroPercentDiscount'', where bullying switches to flattery.
* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': When the crew's vehicle breaks down for a good, Mikkel points out it fortunately happened not that far away from their final destination, where a boat is supposed to pick them up. In fact, the destination is close enough that a lightly equipped person in good condition could get there in two days with ease. This also means that the crew members themselves will be able to make the trip in a week; they are expected to bring a large quantity of books back to their employers, are running out of food and at least one of them is ill by the time this happens.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* This is a not uncommon format for ''{{Website/Cracked}}'' article titles, such as "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_17093_10-awesome-ads-for-traumatizing-children.html 10 Awesome Ads (For Traumatizing Children)]]".
* In one of his earliest reviews, ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' described the Power Glove (an infamous {{UsefulNotes/NES}} peripheral) as a potentially big step in innovative gaming... 'but too bad they were just FUCKING JERKING OFF!'
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
** The King of Town's reaction to being offered a "fun-sized" Butterfinger bar in "The House That Gave Sucky Treats":
--->'''King of Town:''' That's it?! Well, if you think I'm going to accept this paltry offering just because it has "butter" in the name... well, you'd be right. Give it here!
** "The Baloneyman" has Homestar's reaction to Strong Sad opening a "dusty novel" stand:
--->'''Homestar''': Strong Sad, you've had some bad ideas in your time, but this is the best idea you've ever had!
* There are several [[MemeticMutation Advice-Animal-style memes]] based around this, where the top line follows a stereotype of some sort and the bottom line changes the meaning. For instance, Successful Black Man ("I got Arrested... [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Development]] on DVD"), Ordinary Muslim Man ("We are going to blow up... a bouncy house for my daughter's birthday"), Almost-PC Redneck ("I fully support the right of my daughter to express her love for her girlfriend in public... [[GirlOnGirlIsHot It's pretty hot]]") or Dating Site Murderer ("I will slice you... a delicious piece of this Thanksgiving turkey").
** The world of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' memes has its own variation on this format, the 'Well-Intentioned Celestia'; in the top line, she appears to be the moon-banishment-happy tyrant she is so often memetically portrayed as, while the bottom lean reveals the perfectly innocuous thing she was trying to say ("Luna, I'm sending you to the moon... walking lessons; that's sure to make you more popular!") One example has her accidentally causing the infamous 'Cupcakes' fanfic in this manner: "Pinkie Pie, I want you to cut up Rainbow Dash... a slice of this delicious cake!"
* Some {{Troll}} copypasta such as [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/5ever 5ever]] have the intended recipient of the comment tragically dying after the bait but before the switch. [[http://www.the-mainboard.com/index.php?threads/the-pop-tart-tragedy.102427/ For example]], a man tells a woman he no longer wants to be her boyfriend, [[DisasterDominoes leading to her death]] before he can clarify that he wants to be her ''husband''.
* WebSite/SFDebris
** Chuck said he had one complaint about Picard confronting Sarek in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', which was it made him want to see them have more scenes together.
** While reviewing "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E26S4E1TheBestOfBothWorlds The Best of Both Worlds]]", Chuck compares Picard trying to deter the Borg by describing their new technologies ([[{{Retcon}} back when the Borg assimilated tech and not people]]) to trying to ward off a date rapist by telling him you're wearing crotchless panties.
-->'''Chuck:''' You might call that a tasteless metaphor but ''you'd be completely wrong!'' It's a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simile simile]].
* ''WebVideo/TheMusicVideoShow''
** In episode 4:
--> "So the rest of the video is just [[Creator/KimKardashian her]] posing...and she does a pretty good job at it. She's posing as a singer, someone we should give a crap about..."
** Two of them in episode 6:
--> "I remember that time at the mall with the both of us in the dressing room. Wore those high riding panties and that matching bra...and of course, what you were wearing was cute too."
** In episode 15:
--> "I don't know why people see Kevin Federline as a one hit wonder...I can't see this guy topping a song that went nowhere."
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/almost-politically-correct-redneck The Almost Politically Correct Redneck]] meme thrives on this, where the redneck in question supports a number of surprisingly liberal stances...for all the wrong reasons.
* In ''20 Haunting Halloween Facts'' by WebVideo/MatthewSantoro, Matthew says, "Halloween, also known as All Hallows' Eve, is always held on October 31st, and has been celebrated for over 2000 years. That's as old a legend as [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} that guy that can walk on water, move a boulder with his bare hands, and turn water into wine]]! What's his name again? Oh yeah, Creator/ChuckNorris!"
* In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sMQ2ddhxUW8 Bronies React: The Season 5 Trailer]]'', [=AnimatedJames=] mentions that the setup of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the tree, the chest, the castle and the map]] sounds like something straight out of a ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' game. You're expecting him to mention ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' (and in fact the logo of that game is briefly seen for a short while) but instead he mentions ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': In 'Store Story', after Killdra gets a hold of [[MindControlMusic Stephanie's mic]] to unbrainwash the people Stephanie had brainwashed, she prepares an offer to Lisa.
--> '''Killdra''': Lisa, this is what I need you to do.\\
'''Lisa''': Waaaay ahead of ya! You want me to sing a duet with you so we match the musical power you and Stephanie had?\\
'''Killdra''': Actually, I was going to tell you to buy us some victory chocolate, but yeah, I suppose another duet would be just as good, I guess.\\
'''Lisa''': [[SarcasmMode Oh you're so caring, Killdra!]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''
** In "Morituri Te Salutamus", Finn is ordered to fight Jake at the behest of the Fight King, and Finn says "I can't kill my best friend... [...] without a bigger sword!" The Fight King rather unwisely hands over his {{BFS}}, which is also his SoulJar, which turns out to be Finn's plan all along.
** In "Burning Low", Princess Bubblegum seems to be jealous that Finn is spending time with Flame Princess. It turns out that PB was trying to keep them apart because Flame Princess will explode and destroy the world if she experiences an extreme emotional reaction.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': "This... is... ''the best''... example of terrible lemonade I've ever had."
** In another episode, Stan looks forward to listening to the sound of a Nickelback CD... being crushed as he runs over it with his SUV.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'': When LargeHam Megatron learns the Vok are willing to annihilate the entire planet Earth just to remove him and the other Transformers, he couldn't help but comment, "What sheer ruthlessness. What disregard for sentient life... I rather ''like'' these aliens."
* The Monster Across the Street on ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' says of Delia's artwork, "No, ma'am, I don't like it. I love it!"
* Many episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' often have Timmy overhearing his parents' conversations, with him usually leaving either in grief or anger before they finish what they're saying. For example Timmy thought his parents hated him because he overheard talk about how much of a burden he was to them, yet after he leaves they then finish out loud that what they previously said is completely opposite of how they really feel about their son. Yeah, Timmy's parents are a bunch of {{Cloud Cuckoolander}}s.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' does this a lot.
** In the Creator/StephenKing episode, Peter, who is hosting and kicking off the next mini-story, described the plot of ''Film/TheShining'' and speculates how Stewie would fit perfectly in the starring role, only to say that a parody of ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' is up next.
** Another ''Family Guy'' example.
-->'''Peter:''' Lois! Remember how you always said you wanted a diamond ring?\\
'''Lois:''' Gasp! Oh Peter!\\
'''Peter:''' That's right I got a horse!
** Probably the best one is also the earliest instance in the show:
-->'''Peter:''' ''...And that's my plan!''
-->'''Principal:''' ''Well, Mr. Griffin, I don't like it!''
-->''*Peter dejectedly leaves and goes home, answering a phone call several hours later*''
-->'''Principal:''' ''...I LOVE it!''
** A similar gag is done in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIyktoLfm6s this cutaway]] in "Brian Griffin's House of Payne".
* In "Franklin the Engineer from ''Literature/{{Franklin}} and Friends'', after Franklin and the others accidentally break Mr. Mole's toy locomotive, Mr. Mole, sounding devastated comments "I've had this locomotive since I was seven..." only to then say "...and it's not the first time that it's broke."
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'':
** After Peggy saves her family's ranch by uncovering an old law that allowed her to transport cattle through the city for as long as the natural way is blocked, she expected her mother to thank her. Peggy's mother instead said she just fixed her own blunder (Peggy's mother was blaming the ranch's impending demise on Peggy not marrying the man her family arranged for her) and that she forgot to brand that cattle before transporting it.
** In one episode Hank Hill and his friends are playing guitar and singing in the alley. Bill suggests that Hank play "Puff The Magic Dragon", whose lyrics are famously considered to be a drug metaphor. Hank replies, "Bill, do you know what that song is about?" (Pause.) "It's about a dragon. We're grown men."
** Another instance involves the gang of four in the alley, where Bill is wearing dark sunglasses to conceal a black eye he received in a domestic dispute. Bill gives a poor excuse to Dale, which he describes as a "very interesting story", that he received it by accidentally walking into a door. Dale responds, "Hey, wait a minute..." An out of character moment where Dale actually figures out a cover-up is subverted when he concludes, "How was that interesting?"
** Speaking of Dale, he once went to John Redcorn's to talk about a dream. In that dream, Dale saw a Native-American having sex with Nancy. When Dale told that, John Redcorn had an OhCrap moment fearing Dale figured out. When Dale reached the part of Nancy giving birth with a baby wearing a headdress, John Redcorn feared Dale figured this out as well. Dale said he saw this dream as a sign ''he'' was a Native American as well. John Redcorn, of course, [[SureLetsGoWithThat let Dale think it]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** "Suited for Success" has Rarity's reaction to her friends finishing her dress for her:
--->'''Fluttershy:''' Uh-oh, she doesn't like it...\\
'''Rarity:''' No, I don't like it... I ''love'' it!!
** "Over a Barrel" has Chief Thunderhooves' reaction to Pinkie Pie's "You Gotta Share" song.
--->'''Thunderhooves:''' [[HopeSpot It seems the sheriff and I have come to an agreement...]] that was the worst performance we've ever seen.
** In "Lesson Zero", Twilight Sparkle (who's desperate for a problem to solve so she can write a letter to Princess Celestia about it) sees Rainbow Dash tearing apart one of Applejack's barns:
--->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' Rainbow must be angry with Applejack! She must hate her guts... How wonderful!
** Used for drama in in "Crusaders Of The Lost Mark" with Diamond Tiara to show off her HiddenDepths and insecurities about her own Cutie Mark.
--->'''Diamond Tiara''': So, do you three just sit around here plotting out different ways to try and get your Cutie Marks?\\
'''Apple Bloom''': Actually, yeah.\\
'''Diamond Tiara''': You three are... Really lucky.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** In the episode "Split Personality", Doofenshmirtz tries to get over his childhood fear of the high dive:
-->'''Doofenshmirtz:''' Hey! Hey, this isn't as bad as I remember! ...It's SO MUCH WORSE!
** In the episode "Don't Even Blink", Doofenshmirtz developed an Invisinator. He explained that he developed it because, whenever the Fireside Girls knock at his door with him at home watching TV and the blinds open, they can see him so he cannot pretend he's not at home. He then told Perry the Platypus he intended to use the invisinator on... the girls so he'd not have to see them.
** In "A Real Boy", Norm wanted Doofenshmirtz to see him as a son. In the end, Doof started a speech that gave the impression Norm's wish would come true. Instead, Doof said he saw ''Perry'' as a son.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' provides several examples:
** [[BadBoss Mr. Burns]] does this multiple times in rapid succession, leading to Homer's heart attack, as seen in the page quote.
** Another example, reporting on [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Mr. Burns]]' death:
--->'''Kent Brockman:''' A humanitarian. A philanthropist. A man of peace. These are among the people that have gathered at Springfield cemetery today [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing to spit in Mr Burns' grave.]]
** In a moment of frustration at Homer
--->'''Ned Flanders:''' GOD- (pause) bless him...
** Sideshow Bob (who had attempted to kill Bart on several occasions by this point) after catching Bart and Lisa snooping, shows up at their parents' front door.
--->'''Sideshow Bob:''' Madam, your children are no more... than a pair of ill-bred troublemakers.
** [[ZigZaggedTrope Zigzagged]] by Mr Burns' opinion on Marge's portrait of him:
--->'''Mr Burns:''' I don't know much about art...but I know what I hate. And I don't hate this."
** The episode "Lisa the Vegetarian" has Lisa wandering around Springfield seeing people eating meat everywhere she goes. She sees a billboard reading "DON'T EAT BEEF." with a picture of a stern-looking woman in a doctor's uniform. Her face lights up... until the billboard changes to read "EAT DEER." with the same doctor woman preparing to eat a venison steak.
** When Bart tries out for the role of Fallout Boy in "Radioactive Man", he is thrilled to be told he's the new Fallout Boy... until the director adds "That's what I'd be saying if you weren't an inch too short. Next!" After desperately trying to grow an inch by the next day, he returns to the audition room, upon which the director exclaims "We've found our new Fallout Boy! *Bart gasps* ...And he's right over there. *The director points at Milhouse, standing right behind Bart*"
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': When [=SpongeBob=] creates Bubble Buddy, we immediately cut to him on a seesaw with Bubble Buddy, completely lifeless and not moving the seesaw at all.
--> '''[=SpongeBob=]:''' This... is... GREAT!
** Another had [=SpongeBob=] help his friend Patrick submit a song which is shown to be so awful that it killed the band recording it and causes pain to everyone else within hearing distance. He plays it first with Spongebob by using a giant stereo that is so loud that it demolishes his pineapple. After Patrick asks him eagerly to give him his most honest opinion, Spongebob stares at him solemnly and moves his mouth as if to insult him.
--> '''Spongebob:''' Um... how do I put this delicately -- THAT WAS THE BEST SONG I EVER HEARD!
** Another one, this time from "Just One Bite":
-->'''Squidward:''' Why... this Krabby Patty may be the most... Horrible! Putrid! Poorly prepared! Vile! Unappetizing! Disgusting excuse for a sandwich it has ever been my displeasure to have slither down my throat! And I curse this Krabby Patty and all who enjoy them to an early and well-deserved grave!
** And in "Sandy, [=SpongeBob=] and the Worm", Squidward's reaction to Patrick's suggestion to dig up Bikini Bottom and push it somewhere else:
-->'''Squidward:''' That idea may just be crazy enough... TO GET US ALL KILLED!
** [[http://africant.tumblr.com/post/83639153059 This scene]] also
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': In "Bon Bon the Birthday Clown", Marco and Jackie go to the school dance together, but the event is very boring.
-->'''Jackie:''' I think I made a mistake.\\
'''Marco:''' What?\\
'''Jackie:''' I should never have asked you to the dance.\\
'''Marco:''' (''Defeated'') Yeah... you're right... why would you ask me to go to the dance with you...\\
'''Jackie:''' I should've just asked you out on a date.
** In "Baby", the titular character delivers her evaluation of Star's magical talent to Queen Moon. When Moon assumes her daughter has failed the test, Baby responds that "Star is nowhere near your skill level at her age. [[spoiler:She's far beyond it. In fact, I haven't seen anything like this [[WhamLine since Queen Eclipsa.]]"]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E08AnInsideMan "An Inside Man"]], Kanan reprimands Ezra for Force-pushing Agent Kallus through a sheet of plate glass -- because ''he'' wanted to do it.
* In "Snuggly Nest" on ''WesternAnimation/{{Waybuloo}}'' the Piplings don't like, but rather love some snuggly cushions made for them by Lau Lau.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "The Big Show" Sunshine Justice says that the recording she received of Sadie Killer and the Suspects is the worst she's ever heard. Which is a shame, because she loves the song, so they should try playing it somewhere with better recording equipment!
* The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?", Bugs goes missing in Paris, and Buster and his friends vow to find him.
-->'''Buster:''' We're not leaving Paris until we find Bugs! ''[beat]'' He has our roundtrip tickets.

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* [[http://blogs.ajc.com/get-schooled-blog/2011/02/23/if-teachers-are-mere-babysitters-pay-them-accordingly/ This]] article on teachers' wages is one an ''intentional'' example, used to point out the AnalogyBackfire of comparing teachers to babysitters.
-->''Teachers’ hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or 10 months a year. It’s time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do – babysit. We can get that for less than minimum wage. That’s right. Let’s give them $3 an hour and only the hours they worked; not any of that silly planning time, or any time they spend before or after school. That would be $19.50 a day (7:45 to 3:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch and plan– that equals 6 1/2 hours). Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now how many students do they teach in a day . . . maybe 30? So that’s $19.50 x 30 = $585.00 a day.''
** Also qualifies as a BrokenAesop: $19.50 per student per day come to $3510 for a 180-day school year. Per-pupil spending in the US runs between about $6500/yr (Utah) and $20,000/yr (New York). To be fair, a large share of this is a mix of capital costs (i.e. the school buildings) and overhead (i.e. the principal, superintendent, etc.). If the schools in some places truly are useless (almost always hyperbole, of course), the parents would probably be getting a pretty good deal at the proposed rate...
*** However, $19.50 per student per day, does indeed put one at $585.00 a day. For a normal U.S. school year of 180 days, that comes out to $105,300 a year, with each ''student'' netting the teacher $3,510, and very few teachers make anything close to that.
* Creator/DorothyParker in a book review: "[[Literature/AtlasShrugged This]] is not a book to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force!"
* Another ''intentional'' one- Wrestling/MickFoley in his autobiography ''Have a Nice Day!'' relates the following from when he was in {{Wrestling/ECW}} and headed to [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} the WWF]]. The crowd chanted at him "You [[SellOut sold out]]! You sold out!" Foley responded by getting on the mic.
-->I have a feeling that a year from now, I'm going to have to look in the mirror and admit in my heart that I sold out... I sold out the Garden, I sold out the Coliseum, I sold out every damn arena in this country!
* Another ''intentional'' one- when Madeleine L'Engle was asked whether the first movie adaptation of ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'' measured up to her expectations, she reportedly said, "Yes, it did. [[TakeThat I expected it to be bad, and it was.]]"
* In a [=YouTube=] walkthrough for [[VideoGame/NancyDrew Nancy Drew: Stay Tuned for Danger]] , Michael Gray reads a cheesy script for ''Light of Our Love'' and responds with thrill and excitement. "Oh. Wow. This soap opera. Sounds. AWESOME!!!"
* A joke about a GrumpyOldMan talking to his neighbors, two male bachelors: "Two guys, living in an apartment, with no women around, huh? You know what I call guys like that? Huh? I call 'em [[HenpeckedHusband lucky bastards]]".
* [[http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/01/magazine/01cosmopolitan.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 This passage]] from noted cosmopolitan thinker Kwame Anthony Appiah is a more chilling example of this in real life:
-->''They believe in human dignity across the nations, and they live their creed. They share these ideals with people in many countries, speaking many languages. As thoroughgoing globalists, they make full use of the World Wide Web. They resist the crass consumerism of modern Western society and deplore its influence in the rest of the world. But they also resist the temptations of the narrow nationalisms of the countries where they were born, along with the humble allegiances of kith and kin. They resist such humdrum loyalties because they get in the way of the one thing that matters: building a community of enlightened men and women across the world. That is one reason they reject traditional religious authorities (though they disapprove, too, of their obscurantism and temporizing). Sometimes they agonize in their discussions about whether they can reverse the world's evils or whether their struggle is hopeless. But mostly they soldier on in their efforts to make the world a better place...[[spoiler:They are young, global Muslim fundamentalists]].''
* UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, needing advice on Simon Cameron, the Senator the Republican Party had basically picked for Lincoln's first Secretary of War, asked Cameron's fellow Pennsylvanian Thaddeus Stevens if he could trust Cameron. Stevens famously replied, "[[DamnedByFaintPraise I do not believe he would steal a red-hot stove]]." (Cameron was notoriously corrupt.) Cameron, indignant, demanded that Stevens "retract" his statement. Stevens replied, "I said that Cameron would not steal a red-hot stove. [[ConfusingMultipleNegatives I now take that back]]."
* A popular humorous toast: "To our wives and sweethearts. [[YourCheatingHeart May they never meet]]."
* Upon winning his second World-Championship at UFC, Conor McGregor had this to say at the end of his victory speech:
--> "From the bottom of me heart, I'd like to take this chance to apoligise...TO ABSOLUTEY NOBODY! THE DOUBLE CHAMP DOES WHAT THE FUCK HE WANTS!!"


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