[[IThoughtItMeant In case you're wondering]], this trope isn't about acquiring NWordPrivileges just to be able to insult another group from "within." The "inside" and "outside" here refer to individuals, not groups.

[[AliceAndBob Alice tells Bob]]: "Outside you're X, but inside, you're (really) Y!" This means that Bob belongs to, claims to belong to, or at least seems to belong to group X but behaves like someone from group Y. This usually implies that Y is evil, intolerant of X, or at best mutually exclusive with X. Ultimately, this is a way to call Bob [[PretenderDiss a phony]].

Often used to accuse someone of being a CategoryTraitor. Like NWordPrivileges, these ''can'' be applied teasingly between friends or toward [[SelfDeprecatingHumor oneself]], but they're heavily context-dependent and can cause great offense if misused.

Compare TheWhitestBlackGuy, to whom such slurs are often addressed. Contrast PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy in which a member of group X considers ''himself'' to be a part of group Y though members of Y disagree.



* Oreo: [[TheWhitestBlackGuy Black on the outside, white on the inside]]. The most infamous of these slurs and most likely the inspiration for the following examples.
* Reverse Oreo/"Uh-oh" Oreo: [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy White on the outside, black on the inside]]. More commonly, "Wigger" (a portmanteau that requires NWordPrivileges to explain, 'nuff said).
* The British confectionary-related version of "Oreo" is "Bounty Bar", referring to a coconut-filled chocolate bar that is white on the inside.
* Coconut: Brown (Hispanic or South Asian) on the outside, white on the inside.
** "Potato" is also sometimes used the same way "coconut."
* Banana/Twinkie: Yellow (East- or Southeast Asian) on the outside, white on the inside.
** "Egg" and "daisy" have both been used for the inverse, in a similar vein as "[[OccidentalOtaku weeaboo]]".
** Less commonly, Pencil: Yellow on the outside, black on the inside.
* Apple: Red on the outside, white on the inside (for Native Americans).

[[folder:Political Ideologies]]
* "Melons" or "Watermelons," used by conservatives to describe Greens (green outside, [[DirtyCommunists red]] inside).
** Also used by Greens to describe people they feel are just socialists/communists giving lip service to Green ideas because Green is "hipper" or politically safer than Red.
* "Radishes", from communists for moderate leftists (red outside, white inside).
* Rino (Republican InNameOnly), Dino (Democrat InNameOnly).
* "Beefsteak" was used by Nazis to deride former socialists who they suspected of only joining the Nazis / SA / SS due to pressure: brown on the outside, red on the inside.
** And the other way round: after UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, ex-Nazis joining the Austrian Socialists were called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punschkrapfen "Punschkrapferl"]] - outside red (or pink), inside brown.

* The giant statue of Christ recently built in Poland got some "concrete on the outside, empty on the inside" comments. (Actually, these are both bad as in Poland "concrete" is used to mean something unable/unwilling to reform, such as die-hards of the old regime.)
* "Crunchie" is an (extremely mild and rarely serious) insult to intelligence, meaning brunette on the outside, but [[DumbBlonde blonde]] on the inside. The term "Malteser" is sometimes used in the UK.

[[folder:Use in fiction]]


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''ComicBook/TopTen'' has a robot deriding Joe Pi as being too human by calling him "Spambo" (metal on the outside, meat on the inside)
* In ''ComicBook/DoubleHappiness'', the (Chinese-American) protagonist complains that he's "such a twinkie" (yellow on the outside, white on the inside).


[[folder: Film ]]

* In ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'', Harold (who is Asian) [[DiscussedTrope talks about]] being referred to as a twinkie -- yellow outside, white inside.
* Variation in ''Film/WildWildWest''. Here, Loveless is using "yellow" to refer, not to race, but cowardice.
--> '''Loveless:''' Mr. West, although you are as black as the night on the outside... [[PunctuatedForEmphasis inside... you... are... yella!]]


[[folder: Literature ]]

* When ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' went to summer camp, one of Jessi's cabin mates referred to her and Mallory as "Oreos." It may not have been meant as a racial slur (although Jessi took it as one), given that the insult was clearly supposed to include Mallory, who isn't black.
* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''Literature/SpocksWorld'', when a Vulcan points out that Spock is halfblood, Kirk spends a good few words pointing out his real meaning namely, that because Spock is a halfblood, he's "a fake Earth person", not a Vulcan.
* In ''Literature/{{Seveneves}}'', Ivy Xiao, who commands the International Space Station, succinctly sums up her PR problem:
-->"To American viewers, I'm not fully American. To Chinese viewers, I'm a banana."


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* In an episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Dr. Cox derides Turk for being whiter than he is.
* On ''Series/VeronicaMars'', Hispanic students who excel in school are called Coconuts: brown outside, white inside.
* In ''Series/PrimeSuspect 2,'' the black British police officer Bob Oswalde is also called a coconut.
* Used as a StealthPun in ''Series/KamenRiderGaim''; Baron's default banana-themed suit of armor is designed to look like a combination of samurai armor and European-style plate-mail.
* On ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' Lionel Jefferson calls a real estate agent an "Oreo cookie", explaining to the Bunkers that it means "black on the outside, white on the inside." The {{insult backfire}}s with Archie, who says, "Yeah, he seemed like a decent guy to me, too."
* A short-lived [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica South African]] comedy series called "The Coconuts" focused on a suburban white family that [[ColourMeBlack get turned black]] by a sangoma when they set up their camper on sacred ground.


[[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]

* in the UWF "Iceman" King Parsons once called Savannah Jack an Oreo for teaming with Gentleman Chris Adams. (Adams had been Parsons' tag team partner until Parsons had a FaceHeelTurn.)


[[folder: Webcomic ]]

* A ''Webcomic/TheHeroOfThreeFaces'' strip based on ''Series/{{Angel}}'' had Gunn in his season 5 lawyer suit worrying that he was turning into an Oreo.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* There's an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' where Khan's idol, Ted Wassonasong, calls him a banana (yellow skin, white inside), after which Khan tries to get in touch with his Laotian culture.
** The lesson is remember your heritage and don't let anyone tell you how to live your life.
* {{Inverted}} on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. Francine (adopted by Chinese parents) gets a sitcom about her stand-up act, and in the first episode her sitcom parents express dismay at her white husband. When she protests "'''I'm''' white!", her sitcom mother says "You're a reverse banana -- white on outside, yellow on inside!"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' episode where Ling-Ling gets his "Asian eyes" fixed, Godzilla shows up and accuses him of being a "Twinkie": yellow on the outside, white on the inside.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow,'' Freight Train complains that cops won't help black people, in reference to two cops who are both black.
-->'''Freight Train:''' All cops are white on the inside!
-->'''Cleveland:''' ''(cheerfully)'' Like an Eskimo pie, or a coconut!
** In another episode, Cleveland calls [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Federline]] a "lame inside-out Oreo."