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This trope is when a character says something to another character but then will immediately whisper or silently mouth the ''opposite'' sentiment, but done so in a way that the other character doesn't hear/see. This might be done because they don't want to hurt the person's feelings; they'll tell a white lie but then immediately reveal their true feelings in an aside to a different character. This might also be done purely to deceive, such as a villain agreeing to hero's demands but then quietly ordering his mooks to attack the hero when his back is turned.

A generic example with, say, Bob and Alice, will have Alice asking Bob if he likes a particularly gaudy outfit. Bob doesn't want to hurt Alice's feelings, so he'll tell her "Oh yes! Love it!". However, as soon as she turns away, he'll look over at a friend and shake his head while mouthing "''noooo...''". An alternate example might be Alice asking Bob if he wants to go shopping. Bob, not wanting to anger her, will exuberantly say "Sure! I'd love to!". As Alice turns away, Bob then desperately whispers "''Help me!''" to passersby.

A work or character fond of BreakingTheFourthWall may direct this remark straight to the audience.

See also HypocriticalHumor, for the more comedic use of this trope. For the more dramatic use, compare FalseReassurance and ILied. Also see IveHeardOfThatWhatIsIt. Compare CoughSnarkCough for a more blatant way to simultaneously express and obscure a statement.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In ''Manga/NonNonBiyori'', Kazuho tries to comfort Komari -- [[HeightAngst who was angsting about her shortness]] -- by saying that Komari's height is normal for a 14-year-old. When the latter appeared to brighten up from this statement, Kazuho mutters about how she was using the average height standard of the [[JidaiGeki Meiji era]]. Unfortunately Komari heard this and becomes even more depressed.
* ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'': After being cornered on the roof by the Count and his men, Clarisse offers to surrender her ring to him on the condition they let Lupin and Fujiko go. Cagliostro pretends to agree to these terms. Yet when his right hand man, [[BattleButler Gordo]], asks, he promply replies low enough so only Gordo can hear him: "When she moves away, shoot 'em."

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* The very first ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strip [[http://thebluegrassspecial.com/archive/2010/october10/peanuts-texture.php may qualify.]]
-->'''Shermy:''' Well, here comes good ol' Charlie Brown! Good ol' Charlie Brown, yes sir! Good ol' Charlie Brown... ''(after he walks past)'' how I hate him!

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* From Ursula's VillainSong "Poor Unfortunate Souls" in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'':
-->''And I fortunately know a little magic\\
It's a talent that I always have possessed\\
And dear lady, please don't laugh, I use it on behalf\\
Of the miserable, the lonely, and depressed!''\\
''(aside to Flotsam and Jetsam)'' Pathetic.
** A slightly more blatant example is when she says the following toward the end of that song:
-->(''whispering'') ''Flotsam, Jetsam, now I've got her boys!''
* In ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', the mayor, venting to Brent, calls the town's inhabitants "sardine-sucking knucklescrapers." Brent chimes in, "[[PresentCompanyExcluded But not me, right?]]" The mayor assures him that he didn't mean him, but immediately grimaces and rolls his eyes once he turns away.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/MeanGirls'' featured this. Cady is talking to [[AlphaBitch Regina]], who calls out to a passing girl that she loves her skirt. Once the girl has moved on, Regina says to Cady, "That is the ugliest effing skirt I've ever seen." Cady laughs... and then flashes back to their first conversation, when Regina complimented her bracelet in exactly the same tone.
* ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. When Buttercup asks Humperdinck to promise he'll return Westley to his ship:
-->'''Humperdinck:''' I swear it will be done. ''(aside to Count Rugen)'' Once we're out of sight, take him back to Florin and throw him in the Pit of Despair.\\
'''Count Rugen:''' [[IronicEcho I swear it will be done]].
* In the Beatles movie ''Film/{{Help}}'', [[ItMakesSenseInContext when Ringo is about to have his finger shrunk with a potion so a magic ring can be removed]], George speculates that there might be some insurance they could get out of it. John indignantly says "I wouldn't think of such a thing!", before whispering "Find out, eh?"
%%* Masterfully executed in the film adaptation of ''Film/RichardIII'' starring Creator/IanMcKellen.
* ''Film/HomeAlone 2'' had Buzz doing this, apologizing and being very contrite to the family for his part in the choir debacle, and then when Kevin is ready to do the same, he whispers, "Beat that, you little trout-sniffer."
* ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'': When Pesudolus tells Miles Gloriosus that his bride-to-be, Philia, is dead, he first shouts to the skies that she is ugly! Ugly! UGLY! But then whispers that he only said that so the gods wouldn't get jealous.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In one segment of ''Series/ChappellesShow'', a reporter is investigating a "Jedi abuse scandal" analogous to the Catholic priest pedophilia scandals. While interviewing a "Jarth Mader", an anonymous victim who wears a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything helmet and has a respiration problem]], Mader breaks down and puts his head in his hands in tears. The reporter says, out loud, to the cameraman, "Cut", but mouths the words "Keep rolling" when Mader's not looking.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** In the episode "The God Complex", the Doctor is very impressed with Rita.
-->'''Doctor:''' Oh, you're good... Amy, with regret, you're fired.\\
'''Amy:''' What??\\
'''Doctor:''' Kidding! ''(mouthing to Rita)'' Call me.
** {{Inverted|Trope}} in the episode "Smith and Jones", when Martha steps into the TARDIS for the first time:
-->'''Martha:''' It's bigger on the inside than it is on the outside!\\
''(Midway through Martha's line, the camera cuts to show the Doctor mouthing her words at the same time)''\\
'''The Doctor:''' Really? Hadn't noticed.
* In the ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' episode "Turkey or Fish", Ray tells his mother he'll eat her turkey and then mouths to Debra that he won't.
* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "The Quality of Mercy", Mollari goes to a bar with Lennier (mostly so he can rip him off, making him pay everything). Lennier then proceeds to bore him with his entire life story. Mollari, looking pained, says: "Really? That's really interesting." Then he whispers to the female bar tender: "Kill me?"
* In ''Series/SlingsAndArrows'', Holly is introduced as the nice lady taking over a company, then, whispered, "She's the devil".
* ''Series/HannahMontana'': A judge tells the defendant he'd have a chance to explain himself but later he whispers to Miley and Lily he actually won't.
* From ''Series/{{Survivor}}: South Pacific'':
-->'''Cochran:''' I have a chance, right?
-->'''Ozzy:''' Of course you have a chance. Everyone has a chance. ''[Cut to the ConfessionCam]'' He doesn't have a chance...
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': As Colonel Talbot says he's going to visit to get some answers, Coulson replies "Sounds good!" But as soon as the call ends, he comments "''That'' doesn't sound good..."
* Parodied in the ''Series/StudioC'' sketch, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCL4tXoOZTo "Evil Asides"]] where the creepy old lady says many ominous things in her asides...and the other people can hear her--they can even hear the creepy music that accompanies it!
* In Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway, the game Narrate has two people acting out a Main/FilmNoir scene in an unconventional setting (usually Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles), complete with aside narration.
-->'''Ryan''': "Fresno, eh? That's a lovely town."
-->'''Ryan''': "It wasn't."


* OlderThanSteam: Creator/WilliamShakespeare is fond of employing this trope with his villains.
** [[ManipulativeBastard Iago]] does this in ''Theatre/{{Othello}}''.
** Theatre/RichardIII does this, most notably after wooing Lady Anne.
** Fabian does this in ''Theatre/TwelfthNight''.
--->'''Fabian:''' Very brief, and to exceeding good sense--less.
** In the second scene of ''Theatre/{{Cymbeline}}'', two lords collectively do this to Cloten, with one sucking up to him and the other making the snarky asides.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''
** In the video "[[SupplementalMaterial/TeamFortress2 Meet The Medic]]", the Medic tells the Heavy that "Ribs grow back". Then he whispers to [[ItMakesSenseInContext his dove]]: "No they don't." [[note]]Despite the Medic believing otherwise, human ribs are actually capable of growing back when properly shortened. But not after being ripped out like Heavy's of course.[[/note]] That said, his [[HealingShiv medigun]] can probably grow them back anyways.
** The Mann vs. Machine update revealed a few post-WAR! event domination clips that reveal the enemy Soldier and Demoman never stopped being friends, even though they were hired to kill each other.
--->'''Demoman:''' Everyone, I do ''not'' like this man! He is a ''soulless monster''! ''(aside)'' I really do like you, though; it's just for show.
* In ''Videogame/DiabloIII'', the Scoundrel has a personality that can easily apply these.
-->'''Lyndon:''' Fair price indeed! ''(aside)'' You're getting swindled!
* SelfDemonstrating/{{GLaDOS}} does this in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', when [[spoiler:Wheatley begins to recycle [=GLaDOS=]'s "YouAreFat" and "You Are Adopted" insults--[[BigStupidDoodooHead badly]]--[=GLaDOS=] asks him what, exactly, is wrong with those things. As Wheatley is at a loss for words, [=GLaDOS=] says to you:]]
-->[[spoiler:'''[=GLaDOS=]''':]] [[spoiler:[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: For the record, you are adopted And Thats Terrible. But just work with me. ]]

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In season 3 of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Emerald is shown very friendly to team RWBY at the fair. Once they're out of earshot, Emerald tells Mercury she hates them. She's only acting nice on orders from Cinder.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'': [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2009/08/06/episode-1159-fml/ this episode]] is based around {{lampshading}} this trope in various ways.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the UK dub of ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'' episode "Cooking":
-->'''Miss Naughty:''' Did you enjoy the salads?\\
'''Mr. Grumpy:''' Oh, yes, it was delicious.\\
'''Mr. Quiet:''' It was?\\
'''Mr. Grumpy:''' ''(aside)'' That's not true.\\
'''Mr. Quiet:''' Oh.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Sting", Farnsworth is seated between Leela and Bender:
-->'''Leela:''' ''(tearfully)'' [[ItsAllMyFault This is all my fault!]]\\
'''Farnsworth:''' Oh no... no.\\
'''Farnsworth:''' ''(to Bender)'' [[LampshadeHanging I'M LYING TO MAKE HER FEEL BETTER]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Parodied in the episode "Homer the Whopper" when Homer has a fitness trainer. Whenever the trainer is on the phone, he says nice things to the person on the phone, then immediately tells Homer that he really felt the opposite way, and hates that person. He even does it when he says goodbye at the end of the conversation, turning to Homer and saying, "''Bad'' bye." This is driven to the extreme when he does this while having a conversation with Homer ''in person'' and still making opposing statements as asides. When Homer asks him to stop, he says, "I'm sorry," then as the aside, says, "I'm ''not'' sorry." Remember: he's only talking to one person here.
** This was a RunningGag with stereotypical Italian chef Luigi Risotto: he would be incredibly polite to his customers, run in the kitchen and immediately badmouth them to his [[TheGhost unseen]] cook Salvatore unaware that they can hear him.
--->'''Luigi Risotto:''' Oh, you miss you friend, huh? Don't-ah you worry, my cook can surely cheer you up-ah. ''(enters kitchen)'' Hey Salvatore, give-ah the ugly kid a plate of the red-ah crap-ah!
** Krusty tries to do this in "A Star Is Burns," but ends up inverting it. Springfield is hosting a film festival, and Burns makes an autobiographical biopic that is self-indulgent and obviously plagiarized. After Krusty votes for it, the others are incredulous and he responds:
--->'''Krusty:''' Let's just say it moved me. ''TO A BIGGER HOUSE!'' ...Uh-oh, said the loud part quiet and the quiet part loud. Eh heh heh.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}''. Ofdensen offers Dr. Rockso the Rock-and-Roll Clown a ride home from the compound, telling a minion "Give him whatever he wants", then quietly, "Put the boots to him, medium-style."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' Vlada Veramirovich will always greet the cast kindly, but then state insults about them to his waiter in a foreign language. Parodied in ''From Chunk to Hunk''.
-->'''Vlada''': I do it because I love you.
-->'''Announcer''': Vlada Veramirovich is paid 5 million dollars for his service and does not love any of you.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' - Punch, in his disguise as the Decepticon Counterpunch, did this once.
-->'''Counterpunch:''' ''(to some Decepticons)'' You deal with my Autobot counterpart. I've heard he's nearby.
-->''(leaves the room and transforms)''
-->'''Punch:''' ...''Real'' nearby.
-->''(runs back into the room)''
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': In "Finger-Lenting Good", Roger makes a comment about [[ItMakesAsMuchSenseInContext wanting to see everybody's 'ta-tas' during his Mardi Gras party]] - [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg except Haley's]], saying that they're ugly and "90% nips". Jeff (Haley's husband) pulls this trope.
-->'''Haley''': They're not ugly!
-->'''Jeff''': ''(reassuringly shakes his head, to Haley)''
-->''(Haley looks down to her plate)''
-->'''Jeff''': ''(also reassuringly nods his head, to Stan and Francine)''