->'''[[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Roger Rabbit]]:''' I knew I couldn't trust your kind.
->'''OJ Simpson:''' The fuck do you mean, "your kind?"
->'''Roger Rabbit:''' Real people! I meant real people!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''

A form of BaitAndSwitch comedy that teases with prejudice and discrimination, where one party looks like they're about to discriminate against someone for one reason, a reason that would be appalingly un-PC, but in reality [[DramaticPause ...]]it's because they like avocado ice cream. (What? Don't judge it 'till you try it!)

Can include gender, race, religion, or other sensitive issues, and will be switched with anything from liking that insufferable OpposingSportsTeam, being from Snubsburg, or just because.

A subversion is possible: The character seems to be discriminated against for an unacceptable and bigoted reason, and then it turns out that they're being discriminated against for a completely different, equally unacceptable and bigoted reason.

Not to be confused with PretendPrejudice. Compare MistakenForRacist, StereotypeReactionGag

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[[folder:Advertisement]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJrgcmqbuhQ This GEICO commercial]] has the mobile-app pig assuming he's pulled over because he's... well, a pig.
--> '''Officer''': You know why I pulled you over today?\\
'''Maxwell''': Because I'm a pig driving a convertible?\\
'''Officer''': ''[annoyed at the insinuation]'' Tail light's out. Fix it.
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[[folder:Anime]]
* An early episode of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' has a white [[ProfessionalKiller hitman]] telling his black partner that his kind are scum, fit only to serve others. The catch is that the black partner is a Contractor, essentially an amoral living weapon. The scene is probably a LampshadeHanging on how FantasticRacism is often used as a blatant parallel to actual racism.
* In the ADV Films GagDub of ''GhostStories'', while the protagonists are defeating the MonsterOfTheWeek, a pet bunny rabbit which has brought back to life, turned into a giant rabbit monster, and is chasing after its former caretaker, the caretaker says to her former pet
-->"Shirotabi, please forgive me for bringing you back to life! I know now that it could never work between us. As much as we want it to, it could never be! Not because you're a rabbit, but because you're '''''BLACK!'''''"
* A possible case of this exists with Greenback Jane in ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. She takes to calling Feng Yifei (a Chinese hacker) things like "Miss Fu Manchu" and "Miss Peking Duck," [[spoiler:but this might only be because she was spying for the PRC]].
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Used in the SupremePower comics, where the [[CaptainErsatz Lex Luthor stand-in]] Emil Burbank tells the [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] Nick Fury, who looks a lot like Creator/SamuelLJackson, that he "despise[s] you people." And then clarifies that he of course means security specialists. What else?
* In ''[[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Astonishing X-Men]]'':
-->'''[[Comicbook/FantasticFour The Thing]]:''' Didn't they come up with a cure for your kind?
-->'''{{Wolverine}}:''' You got a problem with mutants?
-->'''The Thing:''' I meant Canadians.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' Karolina's relationship with Xavin is seen as disgusting by her fellow Majesdonians not because she's a lesbian, but because Xavin is a Skrull.
** In an earlier issue, when Klara is first introduced she is shocked by Karolina and Xavin's relationship (being from the early 1900's) but she doesn't seem to be too bothered that Karolina is white and Xavin is "a negress."
* In an ''ArchieComics'' story from TheSixties, Veronica, seeing Chuck and Jughead some distance away, tells Archie she doesn't want "his kind" at her upcoming party. Archie assumes she's prejudiced against blacks and launches into a tirade, saying if Chuck isn't welcome there, "you can take your party and [[TotallyRadical go plumb to blazes. Dig?]]" Veronica explains that Chuck is most welcome at the party, and that by "his kind" she meant Jughead, who's a "slob." Somehow this mollifies Archie, [[FridgeLogic despite Jughead being his best friend]].
** Well, Jughead ''is'' a slob...
* In ''ElfQuest'', white elf chief Cutter is lifemate to black elf Leetah. The series' BigBad, Winnowill, likes to call Leetah her "dark sister" and at one point starts a discussion with her about race. It turns out all elves consider skin color to be purely aesthetic - the discussion is actually about Cutter's animal heritage, which Winnowill considers ''vile''.
* Anarchist from ''{{X-Force}}'' was a black child who was adopted by wealthy white parents. He claims that his parents never once made him feel different for being black, but disowned him when they found out he was a mutant.
* During the ''United We Stand'' crossover in ''[[Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man]]'', Miles gets captured by a brainwashed [[YoungAvengers Cassie Lang]]. When Cassie reports to her superiors that the new Spider-Man isn't what they'd expect, Miles calls her a racist, only to then realize she's referring to the fact that he's only 13 years-old.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/NoHoper'' [[TheHouseOfNight Amanda]] thinks that [[Manga/DeathNote Light]] hates [[spoiler: the now-dead]] fledgling Diana because she turned her nose up at him during lunch that day. It's actually just because he's a [[TheSociopath sociopath]] and Diana is a [[FantasticRacism fledgling vampyre.]] Also when Light goes berserk and nearly kills Damien during their fencing lesson, Damien wonders if he's a homophobe or something but then Light didn't seem to have a problem with [[CampGay Jack.]] Light doesn't have a problem with Damien being gay-[[FantasticRacism he has a problem with him being a vampyre.]]
* In ''Fanfic/KiraSweetheart'' after Light began dating L, his relationship with his father became strained. Light assumed that his father was being homophobic. [[spoiler: It's actually because he knows that Light was Kira.]]
* In ''Fanfic/OfLiliesAndChestnuts'', when Fleur De Lis and Fancy Pants see a bat pony as their prime adoption choice, Fleur pulls fancy aside and ''demands'' they pick somepony else. Although racism against bat ponies pervades the Canterlot Elite of which Fleur is a member, Fleur just guesses (and is proven right) that Chestnut just acts ostensibly lower-class and would sabotage the family's good standing. Eventually, [[DefrostingIceQueen Fleur warms up to Chestnut]].
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[[folder:Film]]
* [[Creator/PeterDinklage Finbar McBride]], the protagonist of ''Film/TheStationAgent'', has achondroplasia -- one of a number of disorders causing dwarfism. He begins the movie staying with a friend who works in a model train shop -- a hobby they both share -- but after the friend's death he ends up moving to rural New Jersey, where he meets Joe Oramas and Olivia Harris. Later on in the film, while Joe is busy cooking up some food:
-->'''Joe''': Do they have clubs for you people?\\
''(Beat. Finbar and Olivia exchange glances.)''\\
'''Finbar''': What?\\
'''Joe''' (oblivious): You know, for [[RailEnthusiast train watchers]].
* In a variant, Creator/RodneyDangerfield in ''{{Caddyshack}}'' brings his friend Mr. Wang to the country club. He warns the Asian not to admit to being Jewish, because the club is restricted.
* In the American remake of ''Film/DeathAtAFuneral'' Elaine, a black woman is going to her uncle's funeral accompanied by her white fiance Oscar who is ''extremely'' aware that his prospective father in law hates him, the implication being that it is because he doesn't want a white man marrying his daughter. Actually it turns out Elaine's father just hates Oscar because he thinks Oscar is an idiot and he wanted Elaine to marry her ex, Derek, who is ''also'' white.
* In ''RushHour 3'', Detective Carter, played by Chris Tucker, enters a taxi cab in France, and the driver remarks he won't serve "his kind"--meaning ''Americans'', not black people.
* In ''{{Flodder}} In America'', the mother of Kees's new boyfriend is upset with her not because she's foreign, non-religious, ditzy, and a total slut; but because she might be "(gasp) republican!"
* The fall of the Berlin Wall being to ''Film/GoodbyeLenin'' what the American Revolution is to ''Literature/RipVanWinkle'', the sheltered East German mother's reaction to the obviously gay couple moving into their building is one of absolute shock... because they're from Wuppertal, in ''West'' Germany.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Pratchett's ''Discworld/MenAtArms,'' when Angua says "is it because I'm a w-" and you think she's saying "woman" until it turns out she's also a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]].
** Carrot also assumes that's what she meant, leading to an [[ShapeshiftingSquick unfortunate incident]] when the full moon is out.
*** Both Angua and Carrot (and the reader, given how certain lines are phrased) think that Vimes doesn't want her in Watch because she's a woman. No, he just doesn't like werewolves. But the misunderstanding persists for most of the book, and of course means that Angua initially has very little respect for him.
** Another ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' one that might count- in ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', a raven comments to Susan about his dislike for the "[[TWordEuphemism N-word]]"- he means [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore "nevermore"]].
** One from ''Literature/GoodOmens'' with Neil Gaiman - Shadwell isn't racist; [[HatesEveryoneEqually he just hates everybody.]]
* Morris Kazenstein, the genius inventor from ''SewerGasAndElectric'', is stricken with a bad case of Jewish liberal guilt when dealing with his Palestinian foster siblings. They take constant merciless advantage of his feelings -- even though they were raised in the UK -- until, when he finally gets fed up and suggests they go fight to liberate Palestine, they launch into a tirade against Morris ... for being an ''American''.
* Vlad Taltos, of the ''{{Dragaera}}'' novels, is occasionally shocked when a Dragaeran despises him for being a Jhereg, as opposed to being an Easterner.
* In the ''DalzielAndPascoe'' novels, DC Shirley Novello discovers that when the CID team go to the pub, she is always expected to fetch the drinks no matter whose round it was and assumes this is because she is a woman. She later discovers that it is simply a custom that the lowest ranking officer present has to get the drinks in.
* In the Creator/MercedesLackey ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar The Last Herald-Mage]]'' trilogy, the eponymous herald-mage Vanyel is gay and extremely sensitive about it. When he discovers that people are trying to keep him at a distance, he assumes it's because he's gay. One of the other heralds sets him straight and explains that it isn't the fact that he's gay that scares everyone, but the fact that he's an uber-powerful mage with a less than warm and friendly personality, and under a lot of stress to boot - people are worried that he might freak out and level half the city.
* In Shannon Donnely's ''Proper Conduct,'' Nevin assumes Penelope's aloof and unfriendly attitude towards him is because he's half-Roma. It's actually because his (white) father is responsible for her family's dire financial straits.
* ''ArtemisFowl'': Holly finally snaps at Commander Root for being so by-the-book with [[CowboyCop her]], and that if she wasn't a woman (she's the only female officer along with the public-relations bimbo) he wouldn't be doing half of what she's going through. Root agrees that it ''is'' because she's a woman... but for the wrong reason. On the contrary, if she can handle the unpreferential treatment, then there's hope that other women will one day join the force as well. He also notes that her capabilities are far beyond what he'd expected.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Diane on ''{{Cheers}}'' claims to have integrated her sorority. Turns out the oppressed masses for whom she secured membership were... girls with poorly publicized coming-out parties.
* In ''GimmeABreak'' a black female character was rejected for a job, and she thought it was because she was black. So while she was bringing discrimination charges, several black (male) employees seemed to gratuitously walk by. The character asserted they were just hired to refute the charges, causing the suspected racist to say, "And people wonder why I don't hire women!"
* Sorta in ''Series/TeenWolf''. Sorta. In one episode, Scott is banned from a school dance, shows up anyways, and when his coach starts chasing him, he comes across an openly gay classmate and convinces him to dance with him. When the coach catches up to him and starts yelling, the whole gym thinks he's yelling about the two boys dancing together rather than the fact Scott isn't supposed to be at the dance.
* There's a related scene in ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' when Dorothy objects to her son's marrying a black woman, but only because she's twice his age, while the bride expects her mother to object to the age difference, but she really objects because Dorothy's son is white.
** Blanche dared to attend her prom with Benjamin, despite the scorn of others. Dorothy assumes Benjamin was black. Nope. He was a Yankee from New Jersey.
* ''TheKidsInTheHall'' spoofed this. A white gay man is being bashed by his cab driver, but it turns out the cabbie thought he was Chinese.
* In ''GoodnessGraciousMe'', one scene has one sketch where an Indian man comes out to his parents with his partner. The scene ends with him getting slapped and told he should have found a nice Indian Boy instead.
* In an episode of ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'', Hal's the only white guy at a game of poker, and spends the whole evening feeling like an outsider, then rants for days at the way they treated him. Eventually, he confronts one of them and, after some baiting, exclaims "You and your friends ganged up on me because ''I'm not a professional''", the others being lawyers, dentists and so on.
* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'': Reverend Camden overheard an argument between Matt's Jewish father-in-law and Ruthie's Muslim friend that sounded like they were attacking each other's religions. When he came into the hall to break it up, he realized they were arguing about their favorite baseball teams.
** In another episode the Camdens are hosting a party with that same Muslim family, only to find nobody wants to attend. He eventually finds out that people assume the family is French because of their last name. (The episode was made around the time the Iraq War started. Subverted somewhat because people are ''still'' nervous about attending when the truth is found out.)
* In ''Music/FlightOfTheConchords'' Bret and Jemaine are "racially" abused for being New Zealanders by a fruit-seller. Finally they stand up to him with a stirring speech about the rights of all human beings, whereupon it all turns out to be a big misunderstanding - the man thought they were Australian! So then they all go and make offensive gestures outside the Australian Embassy together.
* On ''VeronicaMars'', when Veronica's BlackBestFriend Wallace moves in with his new roommate, the roommate acts uncomfortable. He explains, "I specifically said I didn't want a roommate who was...uh, you know...better looking than me."
** In an earlier episode, Veronica has implied that one of her teachers, Mr Woo, is gay, and he plays with this trope:
---> When you get out into the real world you'll realize that not all well dressed, articulate, and organized men are gay. Some of them are just... ''(beat)'' Asian.
* On ''MyNameIsEarl'', Joy feels like she has to hide her second (black) husband from her father because in high school, he wouldn't let her date a black guy. Turns out Dad loves black people (especially black women)...and he didn't want her dating anyone that [[BrotherSisterIncest might just be her brother]].
** Series/{{House}} had a similar situation; [[ForegoneConclusion naturally, it was critical to solving the case]].
* In the US version of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' Wayne (the only black actor) is told to do the African chant.
---> '''Wayne:''' Why I gotta do the African Chant?
---> '''Drew:''' Because Colin would just mess it up.
** ([[DontExplainTheJoke Because]] Wayne can sing and Colin ''really'' can't.)
* ''PushingDaisies'', when Emerson is refused service in a bar not because he's black but because he's tall.
* Used on ''BlueCollarTV'' in the "Fat Family" sketch, when the daughter brings home her boyfriend: "It's not that we don't like you because you're ''Jewish''...it's because you're-" * look of disgust* "-''skinny''."
* Played with in ''EverybodyHatesChris'', when the white coach informs Chris that he hates "people". The narration snarks "''black'' people", but as the coach continues, it becomes clear he's a misanthrope. He mentions several negative stereotypes applied to black people, concluding with "they're lazy. White people are so lazy that they needed slaves to do the work for 'em."
* Done beautifully right as ''Series/TheDailyShow'' was getting ready to announce BarackObama's Presidential win. Creator/StephenColbert has been sulking through the entire show because [=McCain=] is losing.
-->'''Stephen Colbert:''' Now, I'm no supporter of Obama. But if he does win... Anyone would have to admit, this is a night long overdue. We, as a nation, have reached that mountaintop because at long last, the United States have fulfilled the greatest part of freedom. We have a President... who is Hawaiian.
** One of Colbert's running jokes is that he's completely colorblind to race, and can't tell without asking, or having some event related to stereotypes about black or white people occur to him. ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking He can get a cab in New York; police officers call him "sir"; he dances with his thumbs out...]])
** Colbert also had a scene in which he blasted a gay rights poster that showed two men kissing under the words "Shocking? For who?" as SickAndWrong... because it's supposed to be "for ''[[YouMakeMeSic whom]]''."
* In ''Series/TheITCrowd'', Moss and Roy get roped into seeing ''[[CampGay Gay: A Gay Musical]]'', "a story of a young man trying to find his sexuality in the uncaring Thatcher years", containing "scenes of graphic homoeroticism". Moss comments "Oh, yuck! It's set in TheEighties!".
* Peculiar example from WhoopiGoldberg's shortlived sitcom ''Whoopie''. She's been charged with smoking in public and tries to get the judge to dismiss the charge, but he refuses and gives her a stiff fine. She accuses him of being prejudiced. When he declares he's not racist, she clarifies: He's prejudiced against ''smokers''. And then he declares that he ''is'' and that she'll pay the fine ''anyways''.
* In ''DesperateHousewives'', Carlos knows his wife is having an affair, but not with whom. Suspecting the TV repairman, he breaks into his house and beats him up. Then he looks around and notices the artwork... it's pretty clear the man is gay. The same thing happens to Carlos ''again''. Carlos goes to jail for hate crimes. He actually gets off, but lost his temper at the trial on an unrelated matter and went to jail anyway. Temper, temper.
** It gets better. The second gay man he beats up is a friend of their gardener, who Carlos thinks is a swell young man. Carlos winds up losing his temper at the trial because the gardener wonders aloud why their lawn was the only one that needed mowing three times a week...
* In the pilot episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'', Captain Samantha Carter, Stargate Command's new astrophysics expert, eventually loses her cool over Colonel O'Neill's poor attitude towards her and gives a "just because my reproductive organs are in the inside" lecture that would itself become ripe for {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing in later seasons. Afterward, O'Neill kindly explains that he has no problem serving with women. It's ''scientists'' he doesn't like.
** Of course, she confidently replies that she logged time over Iraq in the Gulf War (it was 1997, [[WarOnTerror the other one]] hadn't happened yet).
** There's also a notable inversion of this trope in an episode where the SG-1 team meets with some aliens who are understandably somewhat uncomfortable with the team's resident Jaffa, Teal'c. [[spoiler:Turns out it's because they're racists (in the non-Fantastical sense).]]
* In episode 12 of the third season of ''Series/NewsRadio'', Lisa gets the nod for "Cutest Reporter in New York." Catherine gets upset that Lisa was picked over her and explains that every time she's gotten a promotion, it was because of "you know what." "Because you're black?" Lisa asks innocently. Catherine responds: "What? No, because of these! And this!" (as she points to her bosom and behind, respectively.)
* The unfortunately short-lived ''Series/AndyRichterControlsTheUniverse'' contained an amusing variation. In one episode Andy delivers an offensive tirade against the Irish, not realizing that his new coworker is Irish. The new coworker is also black, so when the incident is reported to Andy's superiors, they assume he was insulting black people. When he corrects them that he was insulting the Irish they reply, "Oh... well then what's the problem?". The scene then smash cuts to another scene of said superiors being chewed out by ''their'' superiors, and the cycle repeats.
* A subversion of the "equally unacceptable" variety occurs in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', where a Cardassian scientist tells O'Brien that she's 'not used to your kind being good engineers'. 'You mean humans?' 'I mean males.'
** On the other hand, the sniping between them is revealed later to be the Cardassian equivalent of ''flirting''. Miles did not know this at the time.
** [[CrazyCulturalComparison Which has got to be its own trope.]]
** Although where Cardassians get off criticizing ''anyone's'' engineering...
* In the episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' where Barney Stinson's gay, black half-brother James (played by Wayne Brady) announces he's getting married, Barney is shocked and appalled. Not at gay marriage, but marriage in general. Especially because if gay guys start getting married, then soon ''everybody'' will want to. "Think of how the American family will be strengthened!"
** In another episode, a slightly different version after Ted and Robin have a fight:
--->'''Lily''': ''(to Robin)'' Come on, he's mad at you because of [some reason], not because you didn't like ''FieldOfDreams''.
--->'''Ted''': ''(to Barney and Marshall)'' How do you not like ''FieldOfDreams''?!
** The girls then continue to discuss Ted and Robin's relationship while the boys talk about how emotional Field of Dreams makes them.
* Played totally straight in an episode of ''TheFatherDowlingMysteries'' in which the crime involves an African-American family. Father Dowling's housekeeper gets on well with the wise old grandfather, but when he suggests taking their relationship further she explains she can't do that, they're too different. Because he's ''Episcopalian''. And [[EverybodyLaughsEnding everyone shares a good laugh]] about religious intolerance.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Human Nature", Martha (who is black), working as a maid, is the subject of jeers from the privately educated kids in the school she's undercover in. She later says to a colleague that it's quite nice that at least the temporarily human Doctor is nice to her, because not everyone would be nice...
-->'''Martha:''' He's just kind to me, that's all. And not everyone's that considerate, what with me being... [points at her face]
-->'''Jenny:''' ...a Londoner?
** [[SubvertedTrope She is then accosted by a student who makes a horrifically rude comment about her race.]]
** Subverted in "The Snowmen." Dr. Simeon says that the public would never accept that Madame Vastra, the legendary [[GreatDetective Veiled Detective]] is... (throws back the veil, reveals she's a lizard-woman) "...a ''WOMAN!''"
** In the episode "Day of the Moon", Canton Everett Delaware III is shown to be a badass government agent who helps the Doctor defeat the Silence after getting kicked out of the {{FBI}} for "wanting to get married" in 1969. Right at the end of the arc, Nixon asks him if the person he wants to marry is black, because he would be willing to push to overturn that law. "Yes," says Delaware, "''he'' is."
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' inverts it. In "The Homecoming Job", [[BlackAndNerdy Hardison]] needs to [[WeNeedADistraction distract]] some security guards, so when they pull him over to search his truck he starts ranting about how they're prejudiced against him... because he's Jewish.
-->'''Hardison''': Can't a brotha like matzo ball soup?
* The defense attorney on ''PicketFences'' spent most of the series assuming that people keep giving him the cold shoulder because he's Jewish. The sheriff's wife eventually calls him out on this, telling him to his face that it's because he's obnoxious.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', JD brings Turk to a patient's room to get him to consider surgery. The old-fashioned white patient tells JD "You know I don't like his people." Both look shocked before he clarifies that he meant ''surgeons.''
* On ''{{Psych}} '':
-->'''Doorman''': Holy crap! It is you! Sorry for the mix-up, Tan.
-->'''Shawn Spencer''': I beg your pardon? My name is Black. His (Gus) name is Tan. I can't believe you just made that assumption. You should be ashamed of yourself and your family.
* Lampshaded in a ''SaturdayNightLive'' skit which featured Heather Locklear as the saleswoman of a home shopping channel who made incredibly racist statements throughout the broadcast, drawing the ire of viewers. At the end of the skit, a disclaimer was posted in which the writers claimed that they wrote the skit in an effort to show how wrong prejudice and bigotry are..."But of course, that should be obvious to anyone who isn't a retard."
** In an edition of ''Weekend Update'', TinaFey accused Jimmy Fallon of being a "specist" after reporting a story about a man being attacked by two black bears, asking "if it was polar bears would you have said 'two white bears'?" Jimmy responds by revealing that he is married to a black bear, shows the audience the wedding photo, and then asks Tina "Who's the idiot now-- you, or me, the guy who married a black bear?" making this [[Film/{{Inception}} a subversion of an already subversive trope]].
* On ''Series/{{Tosh0}}'', Daniel Tosh does this a lot, by saying something that sounds racist then clarifying it, [[HypocriticalHumor usually followed by admonishing the audience for laughing when they thought he was being racist]].
** Inverted in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kDUk_BLZzo his standup bit]] about [[ItMakesSenseInContext cannibalism]].
* ''Series/That70sShow'': When a gay couple moves in next to the Formans, it's not the fact that they're gay that ruins any chance at a friendship with conservative, old-fashioned Red. It's the fact that they're Minnesota Vikings fans, while Red is about as big of a Green Bay Packers fan as you'll ever see.
* In ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Lucille complains about having been woken by a "colored man." The color in question being ''blue''; her son-in-law was trying out for the Blue Man Group and didn't warn her before coming over.
** However, ''Arrested Development'' being the show that it is, this is actually one of many hints that Tobias is secretly an albino black man/part black (a story line they didn't get a chance to use before the cancellation).
** In another episode, a pair of African-American brothers accuse George Michael of bigotry. Not because they're black, but because he hates ''twins''.
* On ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', a couple of African-American hunters are accosted in a bar by a hostile white skinhead. His taunts seem like the standard "Your kind don't belong in here" schtick ... until his BlackEyesOfEvil are revealed. In this case, "your kind" means ''monster-hunters'', because the skinhead [[spoiler: and everyone else in the bar]] is possessed.
* On ''Series/ThirtyRock'', Jack encourages Liz to date a character played by Wayne Brady because "he's a Black." Turns out that Black is his last name, and Jack is good friends with his family.
--> "Remarkable people, the Blacks. Musical, very athletic, not very good swimmers. Again, I'm talking about the family."
* Used in a frequently quoted bit from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''. Jerry's dentist tells him a mildly offensive Jewish joke, then explains that it's OK, because the dentist just converted to Judaism. Jerry later complains that he thinks the dentist merely converted for the jokes. When someone says, "And that offends you, as a Jewish person?" Jerry says, "No, it offends me as a comedian!"
** And in the same episode, Jerry tells a joke about dentists and gets accused of being an "anti-dentite". When the dentist mentioned above talks about how his people have been persecuted, Jerry asks "The Jews?", to which he responds, "No, dentists!".
* In ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', Moseby tells his midget older brother that he was given special treatment from his mother. Why? Because he was ''lactose intolerant''! This turns out to be the older brother's BerserkButton.
* In ''Series/{{Eureka}}'', Carter is warned that Allison's brother Marcus is prejudiced.
-->'''Carter''': "Against white people?"
-->'''Kevin''': "No, against dumb people."
* Some changes to the team at the start of season 3 of ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' led to men briefly outnumbering women in the main cast for the first time. When Mika returned, Claudia told her how glad she was to see her back, after having felt outnumbered in this sausage-fest. She didn't care about gender ratios, the others just eat way too much meat at breakfast and she was glad to have another healthy eater on the team.
* From one episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
-->'''Old Chinese Woman''': Your kind not welcome here.
-->'''Charles Gunn''': Since when can't a brother buy some ginseng tea?
-->'''Old Chinese Man''': Not you. Him. ''(Points at Angel)'' Vampire not welcome.
* In ''{{Neighbours}}'' Chris briefly suspects Kyle of homophobia when he shows reluctance to let him rent the spare room at No. 26. Kyle clarifies that it was because Chris is in a relationship, something that Kyle and Rhys don't exactly want rubbed in their faces while both are going through bad breakups.
* Horribly subverted in an episode of ''{{Community}}''. Pierce is well known to be incredibly racist, sexist- well, basically everything that ends in 'ist'. He one times warns Annie to be careful around an Asian overachiever, because they're "ruthless".
--> '''Group''': [[DudeNotFunny Pierce!]]
--> '''Peirce''': What! Not Asians- women.
** He later has this set up again, but clarifies "not women- Asians!"

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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* {{Christian}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8j8OXn0E44 realizes what makes him different from the other members of Team Kingston.]]
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[[folder:Jokes]]
InvertedTrope for this one:
-->'''A''': Why can't Helen Keller drive?
-->'''B''': Because she's blind?
-->'''A''': No, [[WomenDrivers because she's a woman.]]
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[[folder:Standup Comedy]]
* Brazilian comedian Danilo Gentili, in a number about a new law in So Paulo that didn't allow the use of cell phones on libraries, imitated a person in the library reporting a violation...by calling from the cell phone.
-->There's someone using a cell phone in here. [Pause] Black. [Pause] No, the cell's black, dude's white.
* Tim Minchin would like to share some thoughts on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVN_0qvuhhw prejudice.]]
* In a standup routine, DaveChappelle was talking about an incident where he was confronted by the KKK. "I mean, I was shocked. It's the 21st century." ({{Beat}}) "Are there people still afraid of ghosts?"
** In another bit he told a story about going to a restaurant.. "I go to a restaurant to order some food, and I said to the guy ''I would like to have''.. and before I could finish my sentence he said ''The Chicken!'' I could not believe it, ({{beat}}) this man was absolutely right, how did he know I was gonna get some chicken?"
* Comedian Brendon Burns provided the former page quote, talking about how gay men in general have a lot more money than lesbians do... [[GoldDigger because gay men don't have girlfriends]].
--> "At first it ''appeared'' like I was going to be homophobic. Turns out I was being sexist!"
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'s'' spoof of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', CJ shoots up a gay wedding in a drive-by, but explains to Kendl that he's only killing them because they're white.
* ''VisualNovel/HatePlus'' has the log "Worthless as a wife" from a man who, curiously, has been shown to be very supportive of his scientist spouse until then. [[spoiler:He still is-he's parroting the words she related to him during her DespairSpeech and bout of InternalizedCategorism where she's begun to buy into the increasingly sexist culture of her society and is breaking under the strain, and he's more than a little scared for her. Depending on which AI you're with, the reactions are [[LampshadeHanging relief]] (*Hyun-ae) or [[DeliberateValuesDissonance confusion about him being unhappy she's trying to be a better wife]] (*Mute).]]

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* In ''KhaosKomix'', Charlie's mother runs into Charlie and Tom out in town as Charlie, in [[{{Transsexual}} a dress]] was getting her ears pierced. Her mother berates her about how she "Thought she'd brought him up right" and she "knew who influenced her into it". Turns out she freaked out about Charlie getting piercings. Women's clothes? Fine and dandy. [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses Except couldn't she think of anything less stereotyped?]]
* PlayedForDrama in ''VenusEnvy'' when [[spoiler:Nina]] goes after [[{{Transsexual}} Zoe]] because of "what she is"...which turns out to be a class thing. She doesn't know.
* Appeared in ''DorkTower'' when PerkyGoth Gilly goes to London, [[http://www.dorktower.com/2006/10/06/comics-archive-841/ shown here]].
* Played with in ''ThePigsEar''. When Barkeep is looking for some hired help, a couple of the rejected applicants assume they didn't get the job because of their race, even though poor Barkeep was thinking of something completely different (like the black guy with a pair of hooks instead of hands).
* In ''Webcomic/NSFWComix'', Becky thinks Grant, Psymantha and Spatula have been driven to see a psychiatrist because they found out [[spoiler: she has a penis.]] Later on they assure her that [[spoiler: her penis]] wasn't the cause of their distress: It was walking in on her [[spoiler: masturbating to a picture of their {{Gonk}} roommate, Cuthwald.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' after Mrs. Norrington and Sarah find [[HoYay Valjean resting an unconscious Javert's head in his lap]], the former comments that the two of them seemed "so... you know... the f-word..." She means "[[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkey French]]," of course.
* In [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2013/01/16 this]] ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' strip, Gabe notes that he's worried that a friend's girlfriend is just a fake geek girl, Tycho responds to this by angrily chewing him out about judging who qualifies as a "true" geek. It turns out that Gabe meant she's a literal fake ''girl'' made from a bundle of sticks in a Batman T-shirt and lipstick.
* In QuestionableContent, Dora's father thinks bisexuality is just a phase, like some baggy pants Dora liked to wear. He doesn't care about Dora being bisexual, but he really doesn't like the pants.
* [[http://images.elephantjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/tumblr_lqijphlYiy1qbi5czo1_400.jpg This comic]] starts out like a rant against homosexuality.
* Played with in ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'':
--> '''Dominic''': Hold it. We're ''not'' going to allow ''their kind'' into the show.
--> '''Stonewater''': If you are forbidding us from buying tickets [[FantasticRacism because we are orcs]]...
--> '''Dominic''': I'm ''not'' prohibiting ''orcs'' from the concert. I ''am'' prohibiting [[BlackMage infernomancers]].
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* This trope is the basis for the [[http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2011/08/meme-watch-successful-black-man-is-borderline-offensive-but-hilarious/#page/1 successful black man]] meme.
** And is the entire ''point'' of "Almost PC Redneck".
** The "Ordinary Muslim Man" meme follows the exact same pattern as the Successful Black Man.
* WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged: Played straight, then quickly subverted when Gohan and Krillin see Freeza, Zarbon, and Dodoria for the first time.
-->'''Krillin:''' Jeez, these aliens are scary. Especially [Freeza]. Looks like a total [[FunWithAcronyms FAG]].
-->'''Gohan:''' ''Krillin!''
-->'''Krillin:''' What? A '''F'''reaky '''A'''lien '''G'''enotype. ({{Main/Beat}}) What did you think I meant?
-->'''Gohan:''' Oooh. I thought you were calling him a derogatory term for a homosexual.
-->'''Krillin:''' THAT THING'S A ''[[CrossingTheLineTwice GUY?!]]''
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick tells us that "''SongOfTheSouth'' is offensive because it perpetuates the stereotype that black people are ''boring''."
** Likewise, she assumes the disapproval over the interracial romance in ''CruelIntentions'' is because the boyfriend is "bla...nd."
* In [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] and TheRapCritic's review of [[Film/BigMommasHouse Big Momma's House 3:]]
-->'''Rap Critic:''' Yeah, I know why you want me to review ''that'' movie. It's because I am-
-->'''Film Brain:''' -A student in art college!
-->'''Rap Critic:''' Uhh... yeah.
-->'''Film Brain:''' ...What did you think I was going to say?
-->'''Rap Critic:''' Nothing, I thought you were gonna to say it was because I was a rapper.
* In ''[[DNAKpts4tv Death Note: The Abridged Series (kpts4tv)]]'' right after [[CampGay Light's sexuality]] is brought up again Near tells everyone he'll see them all in Heaven-except for Light of course.
-->'''Light:''' Wait, why did you single me out?
-->'''Near:''' Well, because you're [[SerialKiller Kira]], obviously.
* From the website ''Clients From Hell'': "Nobody likes these [[http://clientsfromhell.net/post/62430803408/i-was-working-with-a-client-and-his-team-designing black]] things..."
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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
** When Francine kicks out a classmate of Steven's, they think it was because she was black, but it turned out to be because she was left-handed. She'd been taught by the nun that raised her that lefties were evil ([[BoomerangBigot even though she was one]]).
** In another episode, Francine becomes a real estate agent Stan chastises her for selling her house to a gay couple. She is about to defend it but it turns out he doesn't like them because they are reporters. He doesn't even seem to know they are gay, he thinks they're just two bachelors who live together.
-->"Do you know what those two are? ''Reporters!'' That's right Francine, members of the liberal media!"
** In ''another'' episode, Stan has a classic line about this, after he abuses an anti-terrorism law to seize the house of any neighbor who doesn't like him:
-->"There goes the neighborhood. Ha, ha, ha! Normally that would have racist implications, but [[LampshadeHanging I've actually done something far worse.]]"
* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
** Season 5 episode "Here Comes the Neighborhood" where the town goes on a crusade against rich people, called "richers", all of whom happen to be black. It's subverted at the end, when all the rich people have left and some aesop was delivered, and Mr. Garrison says "Well, at least we got rid of all those damn ni-[[CurseCutShort (cut off by end credits)]]".[[note]]The original plan was to have the next episode ColdOpen with Garrison finishing, "--gers." The network nixed the idea.[[/note]] The episode had characters scaring off the rich people by setting fire to "Lower Case t's, for 'time to leave'". And that [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike the rich people took these things (the burning lower case t's, etc) ''exactly'' the way they were meant]]. Later all the townsfolk dress up as "ghosts" to scare away all the rich people. The rich people are indeed extremely frightened to discover that the town is "haunted". Also the rich people organize a "Rich Pride" march and, upon passing by Chef, they assume he is rich and asks if he would join them. When he says that he's not rich, they offer him ten thousand dollars, which he readily accepts.
** People who annoy you: N_GGERS. The answer is [[spoiler: NAGGERS]] of course. What else could it be?
** There's also the episode where the town is divided over whether to change its flag, which depicts a lynching. The kids defend the flag, but they don't realize that it has anything to do with race. They didn't see it as white men hanging a black man, but as dudes hanging another dude. This display of innocence moves the adults to tears, and convinces them to compromise by keeping the flag the way it is, but changing the lynchers to be multiracial, including having a black lyncher.
* In "Troq", the FantasticRacism episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Starfire (the subject of said fantastic racism) asks black teammate Cyborg if he knew how it felt to be the subject of discrimination. The implied discrimination on account of being half machine, rather than being black. OK, Half- black, half machine.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had Peter telling a crowd of black men at the Million Man March that they were responsible for most of the crime in the world, not aiming at them being black but men (he had temporarily become a StrawFeminist). They didn't really get it...
** In an another episode, when Peter is doing crack:
-->'''Brian:''' Where'd you get crack?
-->'''Peter:''' From Black's.
-->'''Brian:''' What?
-->'''Peter:''' Yeah, right behind Black's Hardware store. There's a white guy selling it.
** And in "Jerome is the New Black", Peter appears dressed in a Klan robe, in an attempt to drive out their unwanted (black) houseguest. Turns out he's trying to scare him by dressing up as a ghost.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' had Dale's father, who turns out to be gay, try to come out of the closet to [[ConspiracyTheorist Dale]], who thinks that his father is a real lady killer. After informing Dale that the rodeo he works at is a gay rodeo, and that the man he's friends with is his "partner", Dale explodes at him, uninviting him to his wedding, and telling him to get out. It certainly looks like Dale is incredibly homophobic, but as it turns out, he thinks his father just admitted to being [[TheMenInBlack a government agent.]] Turns out Dale's got nothing against gay people. [[CompletelyMissingThePoint After all, he's been friends with John Redcorn for years!]]
** [[DontExplainTheJoke So, that's why he never suspected Redcorn of sleeping with his wife?]]
** Another episode had Hank acting very angry and being off-put to a black man who'd arrived to fix his water heater, and Ladybird, picking up his hostility toward the stranger, attacked him. Everyone assumed Hank was racist, performing church songs in front of his house to "cure his intolerance," and Peggy got him to do some humiliating things to "learn to overcome." Eventually, when a new, white repairman came, Hank and Ladybird acted the same way. Hank just hates repairmen because he can't stand the thought of anyone but him fixing things around the house.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'':
-->'''Malory''': I am not [a bitch]! Why, because I don't want Sterling to end up with a woman like Lana Kane? My God...a black...ops field agent?!?
-->'''Pam''': [[LampshadeHanging Thought she was going in a]] ''[[LampshadeHanging whoooole]]'' [[LampshadeHanging other direction with that]].
** Unlike most examples on this page, Mallory often makes vocally racist remarks (though usually towards Mexicans and other immigrants), which makes this even MORE unexpected.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Moe starts dating a "Little Person". Moe at one point claims to need to prepare a "car seat". Turns out he took out the passenger-side seat to save on petrol.
** Homer: "There's something wrong with this place... wait a minute, this lesbian bar doesn't have a fire exit! Keep your death trap, ladies!"
* The superheroes [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] and [[AnIcePerson Ice]] in the DCUniverse have been close friends and partners for the entirety of their tenure in comics. This has, over time, [[HoYay given rise to a lot of romantic/sexual subtext between them]] and corresponding theories in the fandom. When they were added to the [[HeroesUnlimited expanded roster]] of ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' TheFlash began to nurse a not-so-subtle crush on Fire and Hawkgirl tried to prod him into action as best she knew how.
--> '''Shayera Hol (Hawkgirl):''' "You'd be wasting your time, anyway, I hear she's... yknow...Brazilian."
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'': In the episode where Filbert (a turtle) and Hutch (a cat) get married, Hutch's mom repeatedly lectures her how cats and turtles are natural enemies and can never get along. In the end, it turns out she only thinks so because [[spoiler:she's always angry with Hutch's dad (who's ''a turtle''). But she still loves him]].
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', CoreyFeldman and CoreyHaim [[ItMakesSenseInContext travel to Brazil to save the Bush twins]]. They go into a bar and order a cola with two straws. The bartender tells them he doesn't serve their kind. They think he means Americans. [[DoubleSubversion He actually means anybody who's been on the cover of teen magazines.]]
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* When [[WillAndGrace Eric McCormack]] told his mother he would be playing a gay lawyer, she winced and said "Oh God... you're playing a ''[[EvilLawyerJoke lawyer]]''?"
** Similarly, Swedish actor Bjrn Kjellman about his role as the main character in ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1598496/ Four More Years]]'', about the leader of a political party who falls in love with a man from a rival party. When asked by an interviewer if he'd had any difficulties with the role (the implication being, of course, that it must've been hard to play a gay character), he stated that yes, it had been quite difficult... to play a character involved in that particular political movement.
* Inverted in Northern Ireland, where the people on the two ends of the religious and national conflict also support different football teams. Just stating that you support one of those teams will turn half the population hostile in your immediate vicinity.
** Creator/ChristopherHitchens likes to tell about a friend who was stopped by a gang that demanded to know if he was Catholic or Protestant. After informing them he was an {{UsefulNotes/Atheis|m}}t, they demanded to know if he was a Catholic Atheist or Protestant Atheist.
** While the openness of the discrimination is jarring, it has led to some odd effects such as various minorities in the country being sympathetic to one or the other of the major traditions. This has led to people talking openly about race and stereotypes, often without a damn given about who is listening and, surprisingly, rarely with any actual hatred. Though racism does exist.
* One particular news story has someone's quote as the title of the article preview, which said "I won't photograph ugly people." Only when you actually click the link to read the whole article that the person who said the quote means that [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/19/jennifer-mckendrick-penns_n_931324.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl10%7Csec1_lnk1%7C87871 she won't take pictures of bullies for the high school yearbook]] since she considers bullies as ugly people.
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8JsRx2lois a speech to the Missouri City Council]], preacher Phil Snider initially seems to be giving a typical religious "gays are an abomination in the eyes of God" rant, only to unexpectedly shift into a very ''pro''-gay stance halfway through.
* Back in the 2008 election of BarackObama, a great number of jokes focused on the fact that for the first time in US history, Americans had ''finally'' elected a president who was... from UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW7OPByRGDY John Hodgeman, in his speech at the 2009 Radio and TV Correspondents' Dinner]] stated that he looked to Barack Obama to "heal the great and shameful division that has plagued our nation for so long, I am of course talking about the age-old conflict between jocks and nerds."
* Creator/DanSavage reports on his [[http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2013/01/03/espn-airs-a-gay-kiss-heads-do-not-explode-world-does-not-end blog]] about gay bowler Scott Norton, who shared a hug and a kiss with his husband after winning the PBA Chameleon Championship. "What a great day for an historically oppressed minority group," Savage comments, linking to an article which says "Norton ends left-handed drought".
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