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->''"It must be that ass, cuz it ain't your face!"''
-->-- '''Nelly''', "Tip Drill"

Suppose you're a guy and you see a gorgeous gal walking down the street. [[MaleGaze Your eyes pan up]] the [[ShesGotLegs long, luscious legs]], those beautiful hips [[SexyWalk swaying oh so nicely]], that slim waist, and of course, [[BuxomIsBetter those bazooms]]... ''[[{{Pun}} butter face]]'', [[{{Gonk}} somethin' ain't right about 'er face...]]

In short, everything is great about her but her face! [[DontExplainTheJoke Get it? But her face? Butter face]]?

This is when a girl is otherwise a total package, but MotherNature didn't ''complete'' the package and [[MirrorCrackingUgly she has a face with the shapelessness and sliminess of butter]]. The kind of face that makes you want to [[BrownBagMask put a bag over it]]. Often PlayedForLaughs in cartoons and comedy films. In gags, the woman will often be wearing a MysteriousVeil, setting up for TheReveal. This woman often ends up being an AbhorrentAdmirer. Somewhat the opposite of the GorgeousGorgon. If a character scores with her, [[BeerGoggles alcohol is usually involved]].

Although this is mostly intended for female characters, the trope is hardly applicable to women only and some male characters also qualify as {{Spear Counterpart}}s of this (i.e. HeroicBuild without the handsome face). Often overlaps with FanDisservice.

Also known by the acronyms BOBFOC ("Body Off ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'', Face Off ''Crimewatch''") and HOFFA (Hot Only From Far Away). A British Army phrase is "double-bagger".[[note]]A "single bagger" is a girl who should wear a bag over her head during sex, lest you lose the urge. A "double-bagger" is a woman with a good body whose face is so stupendously ugly that the man has to wear a bag over his head as well - in case hers falls off.[[/note]]

Given the usual attempt for a male observer to get closer for a better look (and looking in exactly the order listed above) this may also be known as "Good from far, far from good".

The Japanese have their own word for it, "bakku-shan" (a combination of "back" and "schön", German for "beautiful"), hence "beautiful only from the back". In Australia, this is called "prawn," in the Philippines, "hipon," and in México "camarona,"[[note]]The latter two are Filipino/Spanish for "shrimp/prawn" respectively[[/note]] because when eating shrimps/prawns, you only go for the body and not the head. Meanwhile in Poland, such a woman is described as "z tyłu liceum, z przodu muzeum" [[labelnote:translation]]high-schooler back, museum piece front[[/labelnote]]. Turkey has a similar phrase, "arkadan liselik, önden müzelik" [[labelnote:translation]]high-schooler from the back, museum piece from the front[[/labelnote]]. France might call such a woman ''jolie-laide'' - literally, "pretty/ugly", denoting a woman who can be both things simultaneously, or switch between states depending on, for instance, what angle you are viewing her from. In Brazil, the common nickname is "Raimunda" ("shrimp woman" is another term used in this country), sort of a [[BritishEnglish/CockneyRhymingSlang Portuguese rhyming slang]] for "ugly face, but [[SkewedPriorities a pretty ass]]". In Puerto Rican Spanish, they're called a "coño carajo", which roughly translates to "damn fuck", as in from the back you say "Daaaaaaamn!" and from the front you say "Fuck!"

Needless to say, this is a ''hugely'' impolite thing to say to or about another person, for which reason we want Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG832oA0-fQ This]] 2010 back-to-school commercial from Foot Locker parodies the butterface idea in a scene with two high school boys checking out female classmates. A hot girl crosses their view and the boy in front exclaims "she is so fine!", but his classmate behind laments she's a "buttershoes": everything is hot ''but her shoes''. Directing their attention to her ugly shoes, both of them recoil in disgust. Then the second boy spots a cute pair of shoes belonging to a cute girl, and they exchange flirty looks.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** The 140 years ''young'' [[BattleaxeNurse ass-kicking medic]] Kureha has a lovely, hourglass shaped body, but the face of a hag. Don't let her know -- you ''WILL'' get your ass handed to you.
** There's also Kokoro, the drunken railroad inspector of the Puffing Tom in Water 7. While in the present day she's a straight {{Gonk}}, the flashback sequence shows she used to be physically attractive from the neck down before Tom's death caused her to really hit the bottle, though another flashback sequence to presumably her 20s shows she was very beautiful before then. [[spoiler: Probably has something to do with the species of fish her mermaid traits take after.]]
** A male example in [[spoiler:Charlotte Katakuri, whose face is mostly alright and who generally looks like a dark, brooding {{Hunk}}. His ''mouth'', however, looks like something that belongs on a demonic dog, and he's [[BerserkButton not proud of it at all, nor happy with others knowing about it]]]].
* The Abyssal Eaters from ''Manga/{{Claymore}}''; 11 women that are either outright naked if not {{Stripperific}}, with pretty good bodies.....but their eyes are sewn shut and their teeth are just weird.
* In the HotSpringsEpisode of ''Anime/OutlawStar'', Gene and Jim are happy to find a woman pulling the MarilynManeuver...until they look up and realize she's a ''[[http://www.oocities.org/katizua/bios/silgrian1.JPG Silgrian]]'' woman.
* Celty from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' is a variation: Her problem isn't that her face is ugly, but that [[HeadlessHorseman she doesn't have one]]. Or rather, she did, but it's never been ''attached''. Her head does, in fact, have a pretty face, but given that it's in a jar instead of on her body...
* Happens in ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Stardust Crusaders]]'' after defeating the High Priestess: Polnareff goes to take a look at the Stand Master Rose and comments on her gorgeous body, before realizing her teeth have all been broken due to the way Jotaro took out her Stand.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Subversion. Tier Harribel has a gorgeous body. When she unzips her jacket (which hides the lower half of her face), it reveals a skeletal jaw in keeping with her shark AnimalMotif. However, once she enters [[SuperMode resurrecion]], her face becomes just as gorgeous as the rest of her.
* One episode of ''Anime/AyakashiAyashi'' has a scene with a monster that looks like a regular woman from behind, but has a face that looks like an angler fish. An angler fish that's almost as big her the rest of its body.
* Douji Kodama's mother Ryoko in ''Manga/BlackJoke'' has an absolutely smoking body, especially for a 53-year old woman. However, she bears an UncannyFamilyResemblance to her son, and thus has a face like a bull's -- a flat, wide nose and beady eyes that are much too far apart.
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'': Catherine has the body of a busty catgirl and the face of a ''[[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing gyroid]]''. Doesn't help that she has the aggressive bitch personality to match.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/SoulHunter'', when Su Pu Xian spots [[BigBad Dakki]] having a bath and tries to pull a sneak attack on her. The gorgeous Dakki suddenly turns around, revealing a monstrous face that makes him faint... only to reveal that it was a mask, and that [[InvokedTrope she meant to do that.]]
* Used in a much more serious context in ''Manga/TheYagyuNinjaScrolls'', when BigBadWannabe Akinari and his Seven Spears try to slanter both the "Hannya Mask" (Jubei) and O-Senhime by having recently-married couples kidnapped. The grooms are tied up and raped by beautiful girls who are forced to wear horrible Hannya Masks to scare them.

[[folder:Card Games]]
* The Geisha Gorgon in the ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' card game.
* [[http://images.wikia.com/digimon/images/0/0b/Kinkakumon_b.jpg Kinkakumon]] from ''[[TabletopGame/{{Digimon}} Digimon Jintrix]]''.
** Despite being an [[{{Beastess}} Ogre Digimon]], that would appear to be some sort [[CoolMask animal-fashioned tribal mask]] Kinkakumon is wearing. Of course, [[TheFaceless like most female/feminine Digimon with masks/helmets]], that begs the question of what her face looks like underneath.

* Sadie Hawkins from the ''ComicStrip/LilAbner'' comic strips. Even more so Lena the Hyena.
* The succubus Mazikeen from ComicBook/{{Lucifer}} comics appears as an incredibly beautiful woman, but half of her is horribly misshapen and skeletal,
* Way back in the early days of the [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]], Johnny Thunder was thrown back in time and was betrothed to a princess who always wore a veil. Since this example belongs to this trope, you can see where this is going...
* Big Ethel in ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' could be considered one, as recently as the 1970s. But [[ProgressivelyPrettier she got better]]...
* A number of recurring female characters in ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' fit this description.
* Female slasher [[MeaningfulName Butter Face]] from the ''ComicBook/HackSlash'' special ''Trailers 2''.
* Male example: ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} who has a smokin' body but whose face is ''anything'' but gorgeous. At least as long as he's wearing his tights, because the rest of his body is just as scarred and hideous as his face. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] - the tumors are caused by a terminal cancer he's suffering from, which his healing factor makes nonlethal, but doesn't cure.
** Played straight by his alternate reality female counterpart, Lady Deadpool. Hot bod, but her face is as ugly as Deadpool's.
* [[ComicBook/RedSkull Red Skull's]] daughter, Sin. Just stick her dad's head on a smokin' female body and you'll get the picture. [[spoiler: She got better thanks to Kobik]].
* Some fans consider ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'''s [[BadassNormal Rorschach]] to be one. Since he spends his nights beating up criminals twice his size, he at the very least must be quite fit. Emphasized in the film, where Rorschach is very muscular but somewhat lacking in the face department.
* In ''Judge Bao and the Jade Phoenix'', there's a prostitute named "Two Moons", for [[GagBoobs reasons that prove themselves quite obvious]], and a very impressive figure. She also always goes around wearing a hat with a veil that hides her face. Considering the title of this trope, it should be obvious why.
* In ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', Karu-Sil from [[Characters/GLSinestroCorps the Sinestro Corps]] mutilated her own face to better fit in with the [[RaisedByWolves pack of predators that raised her]].
* Ninive from ''ComicBook/{{Camelot 3000}}'' is a hot woman clad in a semi-transparent gown and a porcelain mask. What's behind that mask isn't very pretty.
* In a male example, an old Franchise/{{Superman}} comic from the Silver Age had Superman pretend to be this as a prank on Lois to teach her a lesson on appearances after she pulled a similar move on a poor schmoe to discourage him from trying to date her.
* Michael ComicBook/{{Morbius}} had kind of a weird-looking face even as a human; being turned into a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent living vampire]] made it more extreme, while it did wonders for his physique.
* In an Creator/ArchieComics story, Veronica makes herself a Butter Face temporarily by putting a piece of black paper across her front teeth, pretending that they had been knocked out. Then she comes on to Archie, who suddenly remembers [[IHaveToGoIronMyDog he has to go iron his dog]].
* The [[Creator/ECComics ''Tales from the Crypt'']] story "Only Skin Deep" features a man who meets a sexy woman at Mardi Gras whom he thinks is wearing a hideous witch mask. Turns out it's her real face, which he doesn't figure out until the morning after their quickie marriage, when he tries to remove the mask. This being ''Tales from the Crypt'', [[TearOffYourFace it doesn't end well.]]
* The French comic ''L'Expedition'' has a Roman soldier with the nickname "the Lion of Nubia". A Nubian queen who aided rebels against Rome demanded that the soldier be given to her as part of the peace agreeements. Since she was only shown from the back with a FormFittingWardrobe up to then, it makes her seriously deformed face all the more hideous (and stuck the poor bastard with an ironic nickname).
* In one of Creator/{{Moebius}}' ''Arzach'' comics, the titular character watches an attractive woman changing through a window. He goes through great pains to get to her before discovering she is an alien with a face like a dog crossed with a gas mask.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'': During the scene where Mater, Finn [=McMissile=] and Holly Shiftwell are looking for Tomber, an odd three-wheeled car running the local black market in Paris, France; Mater actually sees a car facing away from him while inside the black market, and as soon as Mater talks to her, the car immediately turns around, revealing that her eyes are actually on her headlights instead of her windshield like everyone else's! Mater than screams and drives away to find his teammates.
* Downplayed in ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe3'' with Valerie Da Vinci. We get a panning shot showing her rather shapely figure...and then we get to her GagNose.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', Eddie Valiant sees what he thinks is the silhouette of Jessica Rabbit in the window of an apartment. But it turns out that it's Lena Hyena, who somehow managed to make herself look just like Jessica (toon physics or something), excluding the face. As soon as she saw Eddie, the rest of it unraveled.
* ''Film/DeuceBigalowEuropeanGigolo'': The chick from Chernobyl with the, erm, ''appendage'' in place of her nose.
* Happens in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' when the Captain of the Guard believes they've recaptured Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) and her compatriots. Turns out he's only half right.
--> '''Captain of the Guard:''' ''(yelling at his men)'' You IDIOTS! ''These'' are not them! [[spoiler:You've captured their ''stunt doubles''!]]
** Makes sense for this trope when you take into account that [[spoiler:Princess Vespa's stunt double is a grotesque-looking man with long, straggly hair and a cigar, who just happens to have a fantastic body]].
** Princess Vespa herself was an example before undergoing ''major'' rhinoplasty. The Spaceballs {{blackmail}} her father the king by threatening to undo it, and he cracks almost instantly. And judging by [[BigNo by her response]], she wasn't [[http://movieclips.com/yC9st-spaceballs-movie-giving-up-the-combination/ any bigger of a fan of going back]] either!
* In ''Film/PorkysRevenge'', Porky's daughter Blossom is like this, with Porky forcing a ShotgunWedding on Meat because she told her father they went "all the way". (They hadn't, and however far they did get, it was all Blossom.)
* The Witches of Ar in ''Film/TheBeastmaster'' are bikini-clad centerfoldesque women...with hideously deformed faces.
-->'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony:]]''' Gaahah! [[ShoutOut What's wrong]] with [[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia your faaaace!?]]
* In ''Film/TheThreeStooges'', Curly or Shemp often ended up with one of these while Moe and Larry got attractive women.
** A few times, Curly and Shemp ''became'' this as they dressed up in a drag disguise.
** Done with a veil reveal in "Mummy Dummies."
* Done as a gag with a horse-faced alien prostitute in the SoBadItsGood 1980s movie ''Space Raiders''.
* 1940s film star Martha Raye was often this. She had a great body and a terrific singing voice, but was often the "butterface" sight gag in films like 1941's ''Film/{{Hellzapoppin}}'' due to her disproportionally large mouth.
* Played with in Creator/JohnWaters' ''Film/CryBaby''-the aptly named Hatchetface is introduced in the classic "gag" manner in the opening scene, where two hoodlums standing in line behind her waiting to get vaccinations reach for her attractively swaying bottom-only to be shocked when she turns around and reveals her flattened nose, crossed eyes, and horrible teeth. The traditional AbhorrentAdmirer aspect of this trope is averted in the rest of the film, though-she has a very happy relationship with one of the male characters of the film, and none of the Drapes treat her any differently than the gorgeous Wanda, played by TraciLords.
* One issue of ''Fangoria'' played with this in a sneak peek of ''Film/{{Splice}}'', describing UncannyValleyGirl Dren as a "butterlegs".
* Parodied with the ghoul that attacks Shorty in the second ''Film/ScaryMovie''. At first he's horrified and it looks like she's strangling him, but he's actually having sex with her, solving the problem with a paper bag ("No no, no kissing!"). They're still together at the very end.
* Employed with a pretty racist twist in Buster Keaton's 1927 ''Film/SevenChances''.
* ''Galaxina'' sees Captain Cornelius Butt and his crew in a bordello staffed by RubberForeheadAliens. He lets his fingers do the walking up the torso of one such only to part her hair, do a quick double-take, then beckon the madam to him. Butt is handed a paper sack with eye holes cut out, he puts in on the courtesan, and the duo head off to complete their transaction.
-->'''Captain Butt:''' "Good thing you're not two-faced, otherwise you wouldn't have chosen the one you've got on. Come on."
* In ''Film/TexasChainsawMassacreTheNextGeneration'', Barry constantly refers to Jenny (played by a young Renée Zellweger) as "ugly" or "a dog." But his girlfriend has seen her change in the locker room, and insists she "has a body to die for." She merely hides it to deflect the attentions of her stepfather.
* Very briefly in ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'' when Santanico Pandemonium shows her true face to Seth Gecko, which just LooksLikeOrlok while from the neck down she still has [[MsFanservice Salma Hayek's bod]].

* The titular villain of ''The Beetle'' is initially described as being so hideous “it was impossible such a creature could be feminine”, and most people assume she is a man. After she transforms back into a human in front of [[MadScientist Sydney Atherton]] he sees that not only is the Beetle a woman, she's "[[DistractedByTheSexy by no means old or ill-shaped either]]."
* Marian Halcombe in ''Literature/TheWomanInWhite'' by Creator/WilkieCollins.
--> To see such a face as this set on shoulders that a sculptor would have longed to model—to be charmed by the modest graces of action through which the symmetrical limbs betrayed their beauty when they moved, and then to be almost repelled by the masculine form and masculine look of the features in which the perfectly shaped figure ended—was to feel a sensation oddly akin to the helpless discomfort familiar to us all in sleep, when we recognise yet cannot reconcile the anomalies and contradictions of a dream.
* In ''Literature/InfiniteJest'' by Creator/DavidFosterWallace, Joelle Van Dyne is genuinely gorgeous until an accident leaves her face "hideously and improbably deformed." Her body, however, remains pristine.
* In ''Literature/TillWeHaveFaces'' by Creator/CSLewis, the main character, Orual, is thought to be extremely hideous--until she starts wearing a veil regularly, and everyone realizes that her body is actually extremely shapely.
* Homer Hickham acknowledges this as a cruel nickname in ''Rocket Boys''. The Coalwood High version was "Old Glory," much like Poland's.
* Played with in ''One Lonely Night''. Literature/MikeHammer hits on a plain-faced woman in order to [[HoneyTrap get information from her]]. Unexpectedly she turns up at his apartment in "a dress that could have been painted on", and turns out to have an amazing body.
* Mentioned in Benjamin Franklin's letter ''Advice to a Friend on Choosing a Mistress''. Franklin gives 8 reasons why the best mistresses are old women. Number 5 is that when a woman begins to show signs of aging the face goes before the rest of the body, and you can just put a basket over her head.
* A straight example in ''Literature/DoBlackPatentLeatherShoesReallyReflectUp'': The main character is at a "mixer" dance and he approaches a girl with a nice butt, shapely legs, and long shiny hair. Then she turns around... The MC comments (in the narrative) that she'd do the world a favour by going around with her back to it.
* Referenced in ''Literature/{{Aztec}}''. In Nahuatl, there's a spirit in some areas called the ''Xtabai'', who appears first as a flame, and then a beautiful naked woman who dances a ways off, but the unwary traveller can't see her face. When she's lured him to quicksand, she reveals her face to him, and it's a grinning skull. When Mixtli follows the flame, he finds some sort of muck that smells like rotten eggs, and comments that no matter how beautiful, no one would want the Xtabai if she reeks like that. It turns out to be useful, though, as the muck is a sort of tar that is good fuel for his fire.
* In 'And I Darken' Lada is very honest with herself about how ugly she is (so is everyone else) but Huma, a successful concubine, sees a lot of potential within her for 'feminine wiles', though she only advises to draw attention to Lada's body. Though not the stick-thin and delicate style of the time, she's described as pretty shapely.
* In Ellen Godfrey's ''Georgia Disappeared'', Jane's first meeting with Georgia is written as a homage to Marian Halcombe's introduction in ''The Woman in White'' -- Jane first sees Georgia silhouetted in a restaurant doorway, then walking gracefully towards her. Only when Georgia gets close does Jane realise how pretty she isn't.
* Mildmay in ''Literature/DoctrineOfLabyrinths'' is a male version. He's athletic and well-built, but has a bad case of FaceOfAThug due to a large, disfiguring facial scar from a knife fight.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* A complete inversion of this trope occurs in the ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode "The Eye of the Beholder" (aka "The Private World of Darkness"). The main character's face — [[BandagedFace bandaged until the reveal at the end]] — is [[BeautifulAllAlong just as beautiful]] as her body... but to the standards of all other characters — who have hideous faces — ''she'' is the one with the butter face.
* On ''Series/{{Reno911}}'', Deputy Trudy Wiegel is said to have a decent body but she's still a triple-bagger (a bag for you, a bag for her, and a bag for anyone unfortunate enough to be watching).
* On ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'', this turns out to be the case with a woman who was wearing a full burqa and veil on her date with Larry's blind friend...who [[CompletelyMissingThePoint dumps her as soon as he finds out she's ugly]].
* This was often a gag on ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'', in a manner similar to the ''Spaceballs'' example above (the "female" actor would actually be a man in drag, often with a rugged face and a beard).
** Often a twist on the concept would be skits when Benny would be dancing with four other dancers. The partners of the other three would come out, one at a time, and be spectacularly beautiful, with Benny anticipating his to be equally sexy, only for her to come out and be extremely homely.
** One of his more memorable sketches was a spoof called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcB6gwInny0#t=66 Archie's Angels]], where he and three other men played very homely {{expy}}s of ''Series/CharliesAngels''. It's even lampshaded.
--> '''Tom Bosley expy:''' Yes, they're here, Archie... and they're looking as lovely as ever.
--> {Slow pan across the three girls' incredibly homely male faces, one of them even smoking a cigar.)
* In one ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode, one of Quark's customers requests a holobrothel session with [[KissMeImVirtual a duplicate of Major Kira]]. Kira and Odo find out about it, and hack the program so that the client is greeted with an image of Kira's body topped off by Quark's head.
* Creator/PattyMaloney as the [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/File:The_little_woman.jpg little woman]] in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "The Thaw".
* The title character of the ''Series/MastersOfHorror'' episode "Jenifer" is this. Possibly to the point of [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggeration]], in that her face looks downright monstrous while still having a model's body.
* In an episode of ''Series/ADifferentWorld'', Dwayne and Ron are admiring the shapely figure of a young woman who is facing away from them. Dwayne wants to go and talk to her, but Ron cautions him: "This could be a case of dreamboat body, but shipwreck face!" Dwayne comes up with an idea--he sneezes, knowing the woman will likely [[ReflexiveResponse turn toward the sound]]. Sure enough, she's hideous, and the guys are ''horrified''.
* Brought up in the first episode of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' where Angel and Masuka are discussing why the body of the prostitute they found had no head.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': In a "Wayne's World" segment run in the early days of the first Iraq war, Mike Myers referred to the word "Scud" (an Iraqi missile) as sounding like when "you see a girl from a distance and go 'Hello, babe alert!' then when she gets closer you say 'Omigod, she's a scud!"
** In the sketch "The Sinatra Group", this is invoked somewhat by Frank Sinatra (played by Phil Hartman) regarding Sinéad O'Connor (Jan Hooks), rather her face isn't ugly, but the fact that her head is completely shaved is distracting to him. When Luther Campbell (Chris Rock) says he doesn't care about her head and prefers the rest of her body, Sinatra agrees and suggests maybe putting a paper bag over her head.
* ''Series/InLivingColor'': One of Jamie Foxx's recurring characters was "Wanda, the Ugly Girl" who was ''made'' of this trope.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Dean travels back in time to TheWildWest, and is looking forward to getting on with the saloon girls, unfortunately they're a bit too homely for his taste. Another girl flounces down the staircase, only when we see her face she's not only homely but has skin blemishes hinting at certain social diseases. Dean is bending backwards over the bar as she tries to smooch him, when fortunately a man who'd already booked her interrupts.
* In the pilot episode of ''Series/ILoveLucy'', Lucy & Ethel make themselves up as homely country gals and then come on to their husbands as a SecretTest.
* Series/{{Castle}} is overjoyed when Beckett invites him for a private showing of her Nebula 9 cosplay uniform (which naturally follows TheissTitillationTheory). After [[TheTease teasing him from behind a door with a showing of leg and butt]], she then leaps out and growls wearing a hideous alien mask. Castle flees.
* On the American ''Shameless,'' Frank's arc in season two had him romantically involved with Dottie "Butterface" Coronis -- or, rather, the insurance money he might collect if and when she passed away.
* Hinted at in Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie. On the new teacher's first day, Albert takes special care with his looks. He is convinced she will be young and beautiful, and he wants to make a good impression. When Albert and Laura enter the school room with their classmates, they see Miss Wilder from behind as she is writing on the chalkboard. She does indeed appear to be young and beautiful--until she finishes writing and turns to face the class. She is a gaunt, middle-aged spinster with a shrill voice. Albert is visibly disappointed, and Laura teases him.


* Many who have watched Music/{{Queen}}'s video for "I Want to Break Free" have admitted that, facial hair aside, Freddie Mercury makes a pretty hot chick. Then there's the drummer, Roger Taylor, who borders on UncannyValley.
* Used infamously in Music/AphexTwin's music video for "Windowlicker", which has plenty of bikini-clad women...with the catch being that they all have James' bearded face and [[SlasherSmile creepy grin]]. Special note goes to the [[NightmareFace ugly bucktoothed woman]]. Yeesh.
** The same DigitalHeadSwap effect is also used on the song's single cover.
* The Strawbs' song (covered later by The Monks), "Nice Legs, Shame About the Face".
* Nelly's song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r67xcDqKQYo "Tip Drill"]][[note]]FYI, the phrase tip drill is a street colloquialism for a ButterFace. The image comes from basketball; if you barely got the ball on the tip of the basket and it made it in, you technically got it in, but it's nothing to brag about![[/note]] got a lot of flak for exploring this trope in a provocative manner. ('''WARNING:''' The music video is definitely {{NSFW}}.)
* DJ Jimi's "Where They At": "It must be your pussy cuz it ain't your face."
* The AlternativeRap group Black Sheep's song "Strobelite Honey" is about the rapper Dres meeting a girl in a club. He can't see her face due to the strobe lights, but he can make out her "slammin" silhouette. Then he gets her in the light. HilarityEnsues.
* An example used in both the song and the video for [[Music/IceCube "Gangsta Nation"]]: "I don't holler at these hoes that sing like a chantay, body like Beyoncé, face like [[Wrestling/AndreTheGiant Andre]]!"
* The Brazilian slang listed in the lead names the Raimundos song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtxC4rc2I_A "Pequena Raimunda"]], based off Music/{{Ramones}}' "Ramona". It's filled with phrases describing her such as "if she's leaving you can care, if she's coming better not stare" and "great on all fours, terrible on a 3x4"[[note]]size of [[https://www.persofoto.com/lexicon/passport-photo/size/ a regular document headshot]] in centimeters, roughly 1.77" X 1.38"[[/note]], and a chorus where the narrator [[BeerGoggles says he's going to the bar to be able to face her]].
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's video for "Perform This Way" features a half naked woman dancing around in bizarre but revealing outfits... who also has the face of Weird Al himself edited onto her body.
* Happens in the music video for "Cray On" by [[BigBang G-Dragon]]. Very shapely young woman in a tight black dress walks across the set away from the camera. G-Dragon and the boys lean in. She turns and ... you can guess the rest (as she says the song's hook line "why so serious?")!
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXd6u9o6dYY Keep it Goin' Louder]]" by Music/MajorLazer features a bunch of mostly plus-sized scantily clad women dancing, complete with slow-motion [[ShakingTheRump twerking]] and {{gainaxing}}. It would be titillating if not for the fact that most of them look like... well, [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11112/111129932/3283496-girls.jpg this]].

* {{Medusa}} always has a hideous face with snakes for hair, and usually fangs, a beard, and bulging eyes as well. But sometimes she's depicted with a beautiful human body. Then again, in ancient Greek artwork she's usually depicted with a scaly, clawed, inhuman body below the neck. And one of the oldest images of her incongruously makes her a centaur with a leering skull for a head.
** Inverted with [[EnthrallingSiren the Sirens]]; their ''faces'' were pretty, but their bodies were like those of [[FeatheredFiend birds]] (NOT [[SirensAreMermaids fish]], birds), from either the waist or neck down.
* A Japanese {{Youkai}} appears as a beautiful yet familiar girl if seen from behind, but has actually the face of a bearded brute or an old man. Its name can be translated as "Irony". One could also count many examples of trickster youkai who pretends to be normal humans, only to suddenly reveal a massive mask-like face to scare the shit out of their victims.
* The Kuchisake-Onna. Genuinely beautiful, until she shows you her GlasgowGrin and asks if you think she's pretty with it. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption If you say no, she kills you for being rude. If you say yes, she kills you for being a liar.]] [[TakeAThirdOption You can weird her out by asking if ''you'' are beautiful, or confuse her by saying she's average or only a little pretty.]] She'll leave, either out of ire or not knowing what to do next.
* In Nordic mythology, the goddess Hel is depicted as [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/Hel.jpg half beautiful woman, half rotting corpse]] (as befits the Death and Underworld deity). Depictions vary as to which half is corpse and which beautiful woman. One version has the dividing line run vertically down her body from crown to feet. Thus viewed from one profile she is stunningly beautiful. But when she turns to face you...
* In modern-day Central American urban legends, we have the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sihuanaba Sihuanaba]], a spirit that looks like a beautiful woman from behind. She appears bathing in a lake or river and lures men to their deaths, but not before revealing that her face is actually that of a horse. Mind you, in this case, [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom there are men who wouldn't be put off by]] TheReveal [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom at all]].

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* In the late 90s WCW went through the motions of starting a woman's division, and they hired a female wrestler named Dee Dee Venturi[[note]]possibly better known as "Nasty" Kat [=LeRoux=] in the 80s[[/note]] for it. Commentator Wrestling/BobbyHeenan called Venturi a butterface, and was met with (possibly legitimate) irritation from his co-commentator Wrestling/TonySchiavone.

[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* Comedian Pablo Francisco has a routine called "Nice body, ugly face."

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* One of the sample characters in the Nosferatu clanbook from ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'', Mary Contrary. She loves to wear {{Stripperiffic}} clothes that complement her hot body, but her face..."looks like it's been hit with a shovel. Over and over again". Being a Nosferatu, Mary takes this trope UpToEleven. It would be bad enough just with this description, but then we actually get to see her.
* In the ''TabletopGame/ScarredLands'' monster book ''Creature Collection II: Dark Menagerie,'' the [[MeaningfulName Blood Maiden]], is introduced as an otherwise gorgeous shoal-dwelling siren who just so happens to have a ''lamprey-like maw instead of a face.'' Obviously, they feed on blood, and not only that, but they [[SingleGenderRace are all female]] as well. Guess how they reproduce?
* This trope applies InUniverse to Trixiebelle the Gremlin in ''TabletopGame/{{Malifaux}}'', where her ample cleavage, smooth limbs, nice butt and penchant for skimpy clothing are spoiled by the fact she has a fairly typical gremlin face (faintly glowing solid red-orange eyes, blank skin where her nose should be, a somewhat oversized mouth full of sharp pointy teeth), even if other gremlins think she's gorgeous due to the combination of her body and her lack of any inbreeding-induced facial deformities. Consequently, she's got a special ability called "Gremlin Lure" that lets her draw other gremlins towards her, but forces other races to move away -- even the [[{{Necromancer}} Resurrectionists]] and [[EldritchAbomination Neverborn]]. To some fans, though, she looks more like a CuteMonsterGirl.

* Male example: Alvaro Mangiacavallo of ''Theatre/TheRoseTattoo'' has a finely sculpted body, but his face looks as ridiculous as his last name sounds. Serafina keeps repeating to herself that he has a clown's face on her late husband's body.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''You'' can play as one in basically every game that lets you fully create your characters, such as ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' onwards or the ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' series; your female character can look drop-dead gorgeous from the neck-down, but play around with the face sliders enough and you can end up with a Butter Face that would make even [[Franchise/MortalKombat Mileena]] look like a fashion model.
* The nurses in the ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series have [[HospitalHottie very nice bodies]], and what are apparently ''tumors'' for heads.
* The Battle Nuns in ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' look pretty hot from the neck down. Their, uh, "faces", on the other hand...[[spoiler:look like zippers (and little more) that produce weaponized {{Vomit Indiscretion Shot}}s]]. Still, Eddie remarks that they are "[[NightmareFetishist kinda sexy, though, in a weird way]]".
* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'':
** Mileena has become one of the best-known Butterfaces in video games. At first she looks like your typical FemmeFatale in a purple ninja outfit. That is, until she takes off her mask and turns out to have MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily. This is due to being part-Tarkatan (like Baraka, below). In spite of all those, Mileena still tends to be a frequent character to be put as '[[MsFanservice Sexiest Videogame Babe]]'. Yes, they really just looked at her body, but made sure her face is covered by her usual mask, because she'd be disqualified in an instant if she ever reveals it.
** Subverted in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'': her face looks more humanlike, with a fully functional set of lips. She still has rows of Tarkatan teeth lining her cheeks in a menacing GlasgowGrin, though.
** Same can be said about Baraka, a RareMaleExample, whose body is suitably muscular and athletic for a fighting game but whose face is ''anything'' but attractive.
** Shao Kahn is another male example. The guy has the physique of a bodybuilder and normally wears little else than a loincloth, boots, shoulderpads, and a harness. He also normally wears a full-faced helmet, [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060613183108/mk/images/5/5b/Shao_Kahn_comic.jpg but when he doesn't...]] except in ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'', where he has a normal human face (specifically, that of Brian Thompson) under the helmet. He also has a normal human face in ''WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy''.
* The Ghost Lady from ''VideoGame/{{Uninvited}}''. When seen from behind, she does kind of look harmless and look like [[Film/GoneWithTheWind Scarlett O'Hara]]. When you look at her face, though...well, [[DemBones she doesn't really have a face, per se.]]
* Similar to the Ghost Lady, Mother Harlot from ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' at first can only be seen from behind... until she turns around and reveals [[SkullForAHead her absolute lack of a face]] while her jaw clatters madly.
* [[ChivalrousPervert Zevran]] of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' mentions this trope by name in a conversation with Leliana, remarking on a woman that he'd been ogling. Leliana tells him, "You are a very bad man."
* One of the EnemyChatter from ''VideoGame/{{Prototype 2}}'' has a soldier comment how hot the zombie girls are if you put a bag on their head. Another soldier openly questions how he got past the psych eval.
* Believe it or not, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nw-felicia_8285.gif early versions of]] Felicia from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' had this. Later games gave her a normal set of chompers.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** In ''VideoGame/ALinkToThePast'', the DarkWorld Great Fairy has a monstrous face due to Ganon's curse.
** The Great Fairies from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' have long legs, large (albeit strangely-shaped, due to the low processing power of the Nintendo 64) breasts, and [[{{Stripperiffic}} no clothing but vines]]. Despite this, their noses are large and misshapen, they each have a single mole on the side of their face, and their mouths are cartoonishly large, which is mostly an issue brought about by the 64's graphics limitations.
* The Wraith enemies in ''VideoGame/DarksidersII''. When the very first one shows up, the camera is focused on her shapely butt, then slowly pans up and around to give the player a good view of her figure before revealing that she has the facial features of the other undead enemies in the area.
* Based on [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII Kenway's]] experience, this is Benjamin Franklin's opinion of old women. Luckily, open five-sided pulped wood containers make this a non-problem. This is one of eight of Franklin's horrifying reasons to date them anyway.
%%* Stalkers in ''VideoGame/KillingFloor'', especially the "Lovely Assistant" reskin.
%%* A common complaint about the ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' take on the sims themselves.
* Clover in ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' was made with the trope in mind due to the player base wanting to avoid the stereotypical hot female action character many video games use. Bonnie and Sydney were also made in a similar fashion.
* ''[[VideoGame/DetectiveClub Detective Club: The Girl in Back]]:'' While investigating the high school where the murder victim attended, you come across a young female tennis player who you initially talk to from a considerable distance. Her being this far away in contrast to most people you talk to confuses the PlayerCharacter, and so when he asks her to come closer after thinking she must be cute... she turns out to have an ''extremely'' ugly and weaselly face, [[AbhorrentAdmirer and is also implied to have a crush on your character]]. He’s suitably horrified.
* The Sirens from ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' and its sequels are depicted as floating, beautiful girls with large breasts, but their heads are mostly hair and a gaping, fanged LampreyMouth. This is better seen with the Siren Widows from the second game, who keep their hair in a bun, allowing you to see that their only facial feature are the maws. The ones from ''Ascension'' have a more humanoid face, coupled with a hideously large, fanged mouth.
* In ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine'', you have the living toon, Alice Angel, from chapter 3. From the neck down, she has the body of a curvaceous woman with an hourglass build. From the chin up, she's TwoFaced, with both equally bad -- the left half distorted like it's been badly burned, the right so smooth and toony that it hits the UncannyValley -- and has a lopsided halo visibly growing out the left side of her skull.
* This trope is {{discussed|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany''. Most of the squad, Sweetwater in particular, expresses adoration for [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Mike-One-Juliet]] based on nothing but the sound of her voice. Eventually, however, Haggard questions whether that automatically means she's physically as beautiful as Sweetwater imagines, noting that he has a cousin with a beautiful voice "but a face like a can of dog food".
-->'''Sweetwater:''' Wasn't she the one you dated?\\
'''Haggard:''' [[BluntYes Yeah]].\\
'''Sweetwater:''' ...[[InsultBackfire Cool]].
* Scythian Witch-Harpies in ''VideoGame/SeriousSam 3: BFE'' look like ''very'' hot women with wings for arms [[MaleGaze and exposed tits]], even up close... [[https://i.imgur.com/VPot1.png until they open their mouths]]. Then they show that their heads aren't even human, more like a red-skinned raptor wearing headgear in the visage of a human woman's head. The Witch-Harpy's breasts are detailed by NETRICSA as having mo mammary function, so all they are is SchmuckBait to horny humans.

* Luna of ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' got this sort of response from Siggy, [[GorgeousGorgon even though her face is fine]], and from several supporting characters. She has orc tusks because of a curse.
* Demonstrated in [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/406/ this]] ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness''.
* Thelma of ''Webcomic/NipAndTuck'', in her original appearance, is implied to be this. SheCleansUpNicely, though.
* Wonderella describes ''Earth'' as this in ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella''.
* The main character Leez in ''Webcomic/{{Kubera}}''. Although she's normally drawn the same as the other characters, that's just GenericCuteness turned to her benefit (explicitly) because she's the main character. Everyone in the story treats her as ugly as sin, and every once in a while the author draws her "normally," resulting in her looking like a {{gonk}}.

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* Carly Jean-Dooley in ''WebVideo/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' version four is described this way.
* One Website/{{Cracked}} article about words in other languages that we really need in English has a Japanese word for this, the aforementioned "bakku-shan".
* The Creator/CS188 WebAnimation/YouTubePoop [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS1g8Ruw9qw Pooping the Charts Vol. 7 - Why Can't I Think Of A Title]] does this with Creator/JustinBieber. Literally for about a second.
* There's an internet joke about pretty girls doing ugly faces. Most of the girls have nice bodies, but the expressions they make can range from weirdly funny to outright disgusting. This is invoked by pretty girls [[PlayedForLaughs for humor]]
* In the ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' "different town", Strong Bad imagines replacing Homsar with a "modestly hot" female version. Modestly Hot Homsar has a voluptuous body, but still has [[InvisibleAnatomy no arms]] and a slighty-feminine version of Homsar's cartoony face.
-->'''Strong Bad:''' Modestly hot, my eye!
* The fourth ssenmodnaR video by [[Machinima/Supermarioglitchy4sSuperMario64Bloopers SMG4]] shows Princess Peach as well as various sexy women with an old man's face.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the Creator/TexAvery cartoon ''Big Heel-Watha'', the chief's daughter is one of these...but turns out to be [[WesternAnimation/RedHotRidingHood Red]] wearing an ugly mask.
** A similar switch happens in the WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker cartoon, ''Socko in Morocco''. Woody and Buzz Buzzard fight over a harem girl; in the end Buzz lifts the veil to see a horridly ugly face. Woody finds out after Buzz gives up that the face was a mask and she's really beautiful.
** Another Avery "Droopy" cartoon, ''The Chump Champ'', has the Queen of Sports, who looks shapely from the neck down, but is a [[FunnyAnimal literal dog]] from the neck up.
*** Technically, they were ''all'' literal dogs...but this one was a dog in more ways than one. She also became an AbhorrentAdmirer at the end.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Helping Handis", Steve grows a pair of breasts as a result of a steroid pill given to him by his dad Stan. When Steve revealed his newly developed breasts to Stan, Klaus (who was next to Stan at the time) says "Talk about a butterface".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "Interfection," Meatwad encountered a pop-up ad that had bikini clad women with men's faces.
-->'''Master Shake:''' Listen to me, Meatwad. Is it hot girl-on-girl action?
-->'''Meatwad:''' Yeah, I'm pretty sure they're girls. But this one looks kinda strong.
* [[ProfessionalKiller Curare]], a villain from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', has a rather nice body. But apparently she wears the mask for reasons besides stealth. When Terry sees her without it, he looks rather repulsed, though we don't get to see it. Here [[http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/File:CurareFace.jpg is the concept art]].
* Mrs. Manface from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' is a woman with the face of a man with a huge, stubbly chin.
* Inverted in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}'' episode "Hello Dottie". When Woody outsources most of his employees' jobs to India (as in he has the work done by robots which are being remote controlled from India), Steve falls in love with one of the outsource workers, whose face is shown on a monitor mounted on the robot. Eventually, he decides to fly to India to meet her in person. When he arrives, he discovers that below her beautiful face, she is grossly overweight, with hairy man arms. Steve promptly heads back to America.
* [[GravityMaster Gravitina]] in ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' is a [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Blue-Skinned Space Babe]] except for her enormous cranium, which she was mocked for that lead her to villainy.
* An inversion occurs on ''WesternAnimation/CatDog''. Cat and Dog get [[TrappedInTVLand sucked into a space opera movie]] and must rescue the DamselInDistress, who communicates with them via monitor and has a beautiful face. When they do rescue her, they finally see the rest of her body, which consists of slimy green tentacles--and Cat is less than thrilled when she insists on showering him with kisses.
* Bleh from ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', if only because of her eyes.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In an episode Quagmire approaches a hottie at a bar, she turns around, and we (and he) discover that she's carrying all her fat in the front and has a terrible face. She turns away again and Quagmire is about to hit on her again, but then reminds himself of what he saw the first time. Meg later receives a similar treatment from another guy.
** In the episode "Boys Do Cry", Peter says: "You can't ask me to make dinner, Lois. That's like asking me to choose between Sarah Jessica Parker and Kirsten Dunst in a hot body/weird face contest. It can't be done."
*** Even more to the point, in reference to late-night Cinemax: "There was one on last night where the girl had a butt face but her breasts was immaculate."
** Another episode had Meg join the Baton Squad in school, after being rejected as a cheerleader. The squad contains all unattractive girls...and one perfectly acceptable looking one. Meg asks her why she's in the group, and when she opens her mouth a super-long tongue rolls out.
** In the episode "Scammed Yankees", Brian accidentally sees Patty, one of Meg's lame friends undress, and finds out that she has a beautiful body.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** In the pilot, [[{{Cyclops}} Leela]] is introduced this way, as Fry's [[MaleGaze only sees her from behind]] until she turns around, revealing her single, giant eye. Since she looks perfectly "normal" otherwise ([[ActionGirl better, in fact]]) it doesn't bother him (or [[PerverseSexualLust the audience]]) for long.
** GenderBender Fry seems to be one to Zap, as he greets him with the line "Hello from the neck down".
* A particularly extreme example is given with Spydra, the main villain of ''WesternAnimation/GadgetBoyAndHeather''. Her body is very shapely, and while her face is never seen uncovered, it is established that she wears a mask because her actual face is hideous enough to turn whoever sees it into stone.
* Parodied insanely in ''WesternAnimation/KorgothOfBarbaria''. After Orala is hit in the head with Specules' EyeBeams and Specules is later killed, Korgoth goes over to check up on the apparently-dead Orala...[[spoiler: who now has Specules' head on her shoulders. He]] even asks Korgoth, "What's the matter, doncha want me anymore?"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}'' provides a rare serious example in [[spoiler: Kaia, and arguably the other Terras.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'': The episode "Magical Golden Singing Cheeses" has one of the most literal examples, as the ending has two cheeses transform into princesses with shapely bodies, but featureless lumps of milk curd for faces; the duo were forced to marry them.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'', Shadow Weaver has a shapely figure, delicate hands (usually), toned, slender arms... and a (concealed) face than revolts Hordak. Apparently it was the price of her power. A flashback to her younger years before she turned to the dark side showed that her face used to be beautiful.
* Barb from ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', in contrast to her curvaceous figure.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
** During a sort of MusicVideo of "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)," Buster falls for a mermaid who hides most of her face in her hair until they're in a Tunnel of Love.
** Pulled in another episode where Plucky appears in a video for the Music/TheyMightBeGiants cover of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)." He plays a private detective hired by an Arabian-style sheik to recover a priceless artifact. Among the many possible rewards are the sheik's daughter's hand in marriage, and she has a bangin' body but her face his hidden behind a veil. Plucky succeeds and returns, only for the beautiful woman to turn out to be...''Elmyra''!
* Anna Baldavich from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' is a TakeOurWordForIt example.
** Hunter, post sex change operation. Body of a supermodel, same face as when he was a dude.
* In a second season episode of ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', Lance and Hunk are invited by a city of [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent mermaids and mermen]] to have some dinner and enjoy a show. What looks like a dancing mermaid behind a curtain (which gets Lance grinning) turns out to be an [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods octopus with a smaller octopus]] on top of its head. Lance's reaction turns from delight to disgust.
** Inverted at the end of the episode, where one of the rebelling mermaids gives Lance a kiss on the cheek. Since she has a jellyfish covering her head to protect her mind, Lance is at first reluctant, but removing the jellyfish to reveal her beautiful face makes him change his mind immediately.