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->'''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 [[HollywoodHeartAttack 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)''\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' Your indolence is inefficacious!\\
''(Homer suffers a heart attack and collapses)''
-->-- ''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."

Compare NoExceptYes, IHaveJustOneThingToSay, ArsonMurderAndLifesaving, ArsonMurderAndAdmiration, DramaticPause, {{NOT}}, IWouldSayIfICouldSay and ChewOutFakeOut. 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:


* 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/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)''

* 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.
[[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!]]''
* Done twice by 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:
-->''In all my years, I've never heard such a fantastic... 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.
-->'''Crane:''' [[ThinkNothingOfIt Don't mention it]].
-->'''Po:''' No really, I appreciate--
-->'''Crane:''' ''[[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain Ever]].''
** 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]]."


[[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''!
* ''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 ''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/TheDarkKnightRises''. Bane couples this with ImpliedDeathThreat.
-->'''CIA Agent''': If I pull that [mask] off, will you die?\\
'''Bane''': It would be extremely painful...\\
'''CIA Agent''': You're a big guy.\\
'''Bane''': ...for you.
* ''Film/AceVentura When Nature Calls'': 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...]]"
* ''Film/LicenseToKill''. Film/JamesBond kills a corrupt DEA agent by throwing his BriefcaseFullOfMoney at him so he falls into a SharkPool. Unusually it's the man with Bond who gives the BondOneLiner.
-->"Oh, 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.

* ''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/AliceInWonderland'' is asked how she likes playing croquet with the hot-tempered Red Queen. 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."

* Done negatively by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, who says things like:
-->''... you've been a great audience; [[CatchPhrase for me to poop on!]]''
* 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/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Identity]]'': 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.
* 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 ''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 ''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."''
* One sketch on ''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]]."
** When Buffy realises she is broke, Arya suggests she charge for saving people.
-->'''Buffy:''' That seems like an idea...[[StealthInsult you would have]].
** Season 9:
--> '''Willow:''' "If you think that sweet talk will make me feel better, you're completely and unabashedly right."
** In the spin-off, Series/{{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!]]"
* ''[[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 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 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)''

* 10cc'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 BŁrger 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").

* 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!"

* The Soldier of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has a good one:
-->''That was an amazing killing spree... BY THE OTHER TEAM!''
* Raiden does this in the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', where he takes the Final Boss' hand seemingly in a gesture of friendship...
-->"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!

* In ''{{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.]]

* 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 {{NES}} peripheral) as a potentially big step in innovative gaming... 'but too bad they were just FUCKING JERKING OFF!'
* From the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' cartoon "The Baloneyman:
-->'''Homestar''': Strong Sad, you've had some bad ideas in your time, but this is the best idea you've ever had!
** There's also 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!
* 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''.
* SFDebris 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.
* 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.
* ''WebVideo/TheMusicVideoShow
** In episode 4:
--> "So the rest of the video is just [[Main/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..."
** 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 [[{{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''.

* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' does a similar thing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkWJe5fHGMs here.]]
** Actually used a LOT in ''Family Guy''. 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 ''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!''
* ''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.
* ''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/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
* The Monster Across the Street on ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' says of Delia's artwork, "No, ma'am, I don't like it. I love it!"
* ''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 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*"
* Many episodes of ''FairlyOddparents'' 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.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "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/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!!
** See also Twilight's line from Lesson Zero: "Rainbow must be angry with Applejack! She must hate her guts! How wonderful!"
* ''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.
* ''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."
* In "Snuggly Nest" on ''WesternAnimation/{{Waybuloo}}'' the Piplings don't like, but rather love some snuggly cushions made for them by Lau Lau.

* [[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 long variety of this, used to point out the AnalogyBackfire of comparing teachers to babysitters.
-->''Teachersí hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or 10 months a year. Itís time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do Ė babysit. We can get that for less than minimum wage. Thatís right. Letís 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 planĖ 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 thatís $19.50 x 30 = $585.00 a day.''
* DorothyParker in a book review: "This is not a book to be tossed aside lightly. [[DarthWiki/WallBanger It should be thrown with great force!]]"
* MickFoley in his autobiography ''Have a Nice Day!'' relates the following from when he was in {{Wrestling/ECW}} and headed to {{WCW}}. 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!
* When Madeleine L'Engle was asked whether the movie adaptation of AWrinkleInTime measured up to her expectations, she reportedly said, "Yes, it did. [[TakeThat I expected it to be bad, and it was.]]"
* Music/TimMinchin [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw3-bGD4Wxc being Tim Minchin]]
-->[Trying to stop his eight month old daughter from eating pennies] \\
'''Tim Minchin:''' Remember, the mouth is for eating food. And later, when you are older, ''cock.'' \\
'''Tim's Wife:''' ''Tim!'' For Christ sake! [[DudeNotFunny You can't say that!]]... [[CrossesTheLineTwice She might like pussy]].
* 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]]."

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