-> '''Lois Lane:''' I hear he's nothing but Gotham trash: rich, spoiled, and...\\
(Bruce Wayne steps off the plane)\\
'''Lois Lane:''' ... ''absolutely gorgeous!''
-->--''The [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman]] / [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Superman]] [[TheMovie Movie]]''

A character is being spoken of by another character. Suddenly, the person being talked about walks through the door and the complainer is utterly [[DistractedByTheSexy awestruck mid-sentence]]. This happens most often at some sort of formally arranged event (especially dress parties where everyone is in cocktail gowns and tuxedos, or something similar), with friends joking that a friend of the opposite sex would be completely out of place, only to find out that SheCleansUpNicely.

A subtrope of DistractedByTheSexy. Related to LoveAtFirstSight, but only when the character haven't met before. Sometimes caused by the strange energy field emanating from ThePornomancer. Often happens to the DeadpanSnarker, the cynic, a JerkAss, or someone similar; who [[NotSoAboveItAll you wouldn't expect to act that way]]. This also often sometimes happens between friends, especially if the two characters are long term JustFriends. Frequently accompanied by RevengeOfTheNerd.



[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]

* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Ranma does this a lot.


[[folder: Film ]]

* Lonestar and Princess Vespa do this to each other in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''.
* Happens to Emily while she's snarking about Andy's lack of fashion sense in ''Literature/TheDevilWearsPrada''. Unfortunately for Emily, Andy undergoes a MakeoverMontage when nobody's looking.
* When Hilary Duff's character walks in to the dance hall in ''Film/ACinderellaStory'' no one recognises her because they assume she wouldn't have been that attractive.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* There's a short story in which a middle-aged gay man moves to a new town and learns about a veteran who lives alone. He takes pity on him, imagining him to be decrepit and lonely. Then he finds out the dude is only a few years older than himself and ''banging'' hot to boot. Cue [[IncrediblyLamePun hot banging]].
* [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry Potter's]] stunned reaction to the dressed up Hermione in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]''.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Happens in season one of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' as well. Joey tricks Monica into going on a date with some guy; when they arrive at the bar, Monica finds out that Joey had never actually met the guy in question.
-->'''Monica:''' "For chrissakes Joey, for all we know this guy could be horribly--"
-->(handsome guy walks in)
-->'''Monica:''' "--horribly attractive. I'll be shutting up now."
* ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' example: in "Shindig", Inara's priceless reaction to Mal and Kaylee arriving at the ball.
* On ''Series/{{iCarly}}'', Carly and Sam keep making fun of Freddie's [[HollywoodNerd AV friend]], Shane. Until they actually [[LoveAtFirstSight meet]] [[MrFanservice him]].
* This is how Jordan Sullivan is introduced in ''{{Series/Scrubs}}''. When J.D. is assigned to treat an influential member of the hospital board, he thinks that it's going to be a grumpy, unpleasant, elderly man. His narration abruptly changes when he discovers the board member is actually a highly attractive late-30s woman.

[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* In ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', this was pretty much Paige's reaction when, dragged along to see ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', she first set eyes on Legolas.
-->'''Paige:''' "[[ComicallyMissingThePoint Don't tell me you bought all that filler stuff about a ring.]]"


[[folder: Theater ]]

* This is the setup for the song "Granger Danger" in ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical''.
** This song was actually the inspiration for the entire play.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* The page quote comes from ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanSupermanMovie'', where Lois Lane criticizes Bruce Wayne while waiting for him to arrive in Metropolis, and is lovestruck the moment she sees him.
* Happens to Cindy in ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'', when Jimmy shows up in a tux for a wedding. [[WomenAreWiser Libby]] has to snap her out of it.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' had an episode where Squidward had his face smashed in. When healed, ''everyone'' went gaga for him with a great many variations on "So... handsome..."
* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/GlennMartinDDS'', where Glen develop a "man crush" mid-sentence on an environmentalist he figured would be a dirty bum.