Alice and Bob are planning an Undercover Mission. They need someone who knows about fine art or looks good in a bikini. Or perhaps they need someone to be TheBait. They reach the conclusion, but don't say it out loud, that Dorothy is the person for this. The audience knows this.

At this point, Dorothy enters the room. Alice and Bob look at her.

The next phrase out of Dorothy's lips:

"Why are you looking at me like that?"

SisterTrope to GotVolunteered. Often followed by a GilliganCut.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In the first episode of the anime for ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', Shinichi brags about all the fan mail he gets from girls and Ran tells him that while it might be fun getting so much attention, it's best to just pick one girl and stick with her. Shinichi promptly has an ImagineSpot in which he passionately declares his love to Ran. In reality, he's staring at Ran with a sort of dazed expression on his face, while she gives him a look and asks why he's staring her like that.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In Franchise/TheDCU, the heroes are battling a villain who happens to be a teenage boy. They decide they need a distraction. Among the heroes is PowerGirl, and the heroes all look at her pointedly before she realizes [[MostCommonSuperPower what they mean]].
* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, C-3PO enters a room just after a technician mentions that there's a bunch of combat shuttles down there, but they can't use them without a translation droid....
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'', film version:
-->'''James:''' And we'll need bait: bird bait.\\
'''Mr. Earthworm:''' Bird bait?! Where d'you expect we'll find ''bird bait'' out here in the middle of the... of the... (''Ms. Ladybug pulls out a cowbell'') Have they lost their minds?!
* Prince Naveen in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' causes this to happen to a redneck that captures Tiana. He places himself on the guy's head, and lets the other two rednecks in the canoe see him. As the two raise their clubs...
-->'''Pa:''' What choo two gawkin' at?\\
(''[[HilarityEnsues cue blunt force trauma]]'')
* ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'': Sa'luk asks this before he realizes that he's holding Midas' Hand [[OhCrap by the]] [[TakenForGranite hand]].
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/DogSoldiers'' example: The main characters need a distraction to divert the werewolves.
-->'''Cooper:''' We need a diversion. Something fast and loud.\\
(''everyone looks at Spoon, who wasn't listening'')\\
'''Spoon:''' What? You what?
* In ''Film/{{Sneakers}}'', the team want to set their victim up with a blind date to steal his identity, and they're trying to figure out which of the women they know would be appropriate. Liz says, based on his trash, that he's looking for someone "meticulous; refined; anal", and everyone looks at ''her''.
-->'''Liz:''' What?
* In the movie ''Film/{{Tremors}}'', the characters are trying to figure out a way to get out of town now that the only road is blocked. "Who's best on a horse?" Heroes Val and Earl glumly realize everyone's looking at them.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] (or is it [[AvertedTrope averted?]]) In ''Series/That70sShow''. Hyde has left the [[SarcasmMode group]] [[StatusQuoIsGod forever,]] and Eric yells that he has to do something stupid ''right now!''
-->'''Eric:''' Well, if you don't do something stupid... I'll have to do something stupid!\\
(''brief silence in which no-one looks at anyone else'')\\
'''Kelso:''' (''waving his hand frantically'') Hey, I know something stupid we can do!
* ''Series/TheBill'': DCI Jack Meadows, who knows about antiques.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Subverted in "The Train Job". The crew mention they need to send someone respectable, and everyone looks at Simon, who seems nervous about it...cut to [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Inara]], the ambassador of the ship, putting the plan into action.
* ''Series/TheWire'': The cops need a decoy to infiltrate a brothel. [[DumbMuscle Herc]] isn't subtle enough, Carver doesn't look like he'd have to pay, and [[LesbianCop Kima]] and Bunk both have domestic issues. Enter [=McNulty=].
-->'''[=McNulty=]:''' (''sees everyone staring at him'') What?\\
'''Kima:''' Takes a whore to catch a whore. (''everyone starts chuckling'')\\
'''[[ReallyGetsAround McNulty]]:''' [[CatchPhrase What the fuck did I do?]]
* On an episode of ''Series/{{Taxi}}'', Alex and Louie have a bet going on who can make the most money in a night of cabbing. Louie brings in more money, but Alex makes enough in tips to make slightly more than Louie. The question of the winner comes down to whether the tips Alex has collected count towards the total. They decide to let a person who didn't bet make the decision, but only one person in the entire garage didn't do so. Cue everyone staring at Latka as he eats a bucket of chicken. Oblivious, he looks up and says, "Would anyone like a bite?"
* In the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "White Hole", the ship has shut down and the crew need to get through all the sealed doors:
-->'''Lister:''' Look, they're only interior doors. They're only a light alloy. Maybe we could get through them if we use a battering ram. All we need is something, say, I dunno, six foot long, fairly sturdy, with a flat top.\\
(''everyone looks at Kryten the android'')\\
'''Kryten:''' 53 doors?! You can't [[GilliganCut be serious]]!
* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''The Magic Voyage of Sinbad'', Sinbad and his crew are being tossed in a storm and decide the only way they can appease Poseidon (whom Sinbad has angered) is with a sacrifice.
-->'''Servo:''' (''as Sinbad'') Why's everyone looking at me?
* In the ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'' episode "Princess", the gang needs to rescue Kahlan. Through a complicated series of events, they need to complete their disguise with a princess (or someone posing as one). Subverted slightly because most of the main characters in the show ''think'' before talking on at least a semi-regular basis, so the "why are you looking at me" bit is implied.
-->'''Richard:''' All we need is a princess!\\
'''Zedd:''' Mhm.\\
'''Cara:''' (''beat, then jaw drops'') Oh no.
** To fully understand this, remember Cara is a Mord-Sith. The Mord-Sith are the warrior-protector-women that serve the Lord Rahl. They're his (magically imbued) bodyguards, expert (and magical) torturers, consorts if the Lord Rahl asks of them, and feared throughout D'Hara and the Midlands. They wear blood-red, skintight leather so that the blood won't stain their similar brown or white leather outfits. They have been known to kill squads of enemies on their own, are fanatically loyal, and frighteningly resourceful. Richard and Zedd are asking her to put on a dress.
* {{Lampshaded}} in ''Series/{{Community}}''.
-->'''Britta:''' There's only one solution. Someone has to go to Chang and talk to him.\\
'''Annie:''' I vote we all look at Jeff at the same time. (''they do'')\\
'''Jeff:''' (''not paying attention'') In a way, all of you are right... Okay, what was I tuning out?
* Double example in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Bride of Chaotica!" Tom Paris explains that, due to the latest round of holodeck issues, somebody has to go into the ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon''-esque ''Captain Proton'' holoprogram and take on the role of seductive villainess Queen Arachnia. Everyone in the room looks at a nonplussed Seven of Nine... except Paris, who's looking straight at Janeway. Janeway's amusement with this idea fades immediately.
* In ''Series/TheMagnificentSeven'' episode "Working Girls", Vin decides they [[WeNeedADistraction need a distraction]]. His eye lands on Ezra, who is for reasons of his own presently demonstrating how to walk like a lady. Ezra looks up to see an alarming smile on Vin's face, and we GilliganCut straight to Ezra DisguisedInDrag.
* The ''Series/GilligansIsland'' episode where the women mysteriously disappear. The Professor thinks doing Gilligan up in drag to be bait for whoever is kidnapping the ladies is a good idea. Gilligan protests as the other men eye him:
-->'''Gilligan:''' I'm not gonna dress up like a girl and you can't make me! (''GilliganCut to him in drag'') You can't make me, you can't make me!
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': Snarky-Hawke, during Sebastian's personal quest.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** When the Blues need one of them to distract Sheila the Tank.
--->'''Church:''' If only we knew someone who Sheila trusted... and it would have to someone kind of dumb.. so that we could fool them into betraying that trust for our purposes...\\
'''Caboose:''' Hey, everyone is looking at me. I love when they do that. Hi everybody!
** Also, in Season 8, when Sarge convinces Grif, Simmons, Tucker, and Caboose to go with him to help Tex and Church, they find a Pelican that they can use to get to their destination.
--->'''Grif:''' Who the hell's gonna drive ''that''? Why is everyone looking at ''me''?
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'', [[TalkingAnimal Spark]] [[http://dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2009-05-05 gets one of these moments]] when the orcs around him realize he might be useful as a magical link to Dominic.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** O-Chul and Vaarsuvius vanish from Xykon's grip just as the Monster in the Darkness says, "You need to -- '''ESCAPE.'''" As Xykon screams about his stolen kills, the [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0661.html Demon-Roaches look expectantly at the Monster.]]
--->'''[=MitD:=]''' ...What? Why are you all looking at '''me''' like that?
** When the Linear Guild is being reconstituted in the Empire of Blood, they only have five members. It feels like something is missing, then [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0822.html Kilkil shows up]].
--->'''Kilkil:''' Why are you all looking at me like that?
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** In "The Drill", aimed at Sokka, because he's the idea guy.
** In the series finale, [[spoiler:aimed at Zuko, because he's the expert for tracking Aang.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** In the movie ''The Beast with a Billion Backs'', Bender suggests that an unmanned probe be sent to the transdimensional rupture. All eyes then turn to Bender, who goes, "What?"
** Also the episode "A Tale of Two Santas":
--->'''Bender:''' Santa's right. We need some sort of robot! ...Oh, crap! ''I'm'' some sort of robot!
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': Bumblebee tends to play the bait a lot, and eventually comes out with this:
-->'''Bumblebee:''' Why's everyone looking at me?... Why's everyone always looking at me?
* {{Averted}} on ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. The team concludes that Franchise/{{Batman}} would have tried every logical means to find [[MadScientist T.O. Morrow]], so they need to think outside the box with an idea [[CrazyEnoughToWork stupid enough to give them a lead]]. Everyone turns to Wally. He doesn't seem surprised.
-->'''Wally:''' Well, as a matter of fact...
* The ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'' episode "Jimmy For President" has a DoubleSubversion. When Ms. Fowl announces that one kid hasn't voted yet (who turns out to be Carl), nobody looks at anybody. However, when Carl says [[TemptingFate "Why is everybody looking at me?"]], the students immediately turn their heads at Carl.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Having secretly released Mr Burns's [[CaligulasHorse canary scapegoat]] (yes, really), Homer tells him the plant is undergoing a surprise inspection. Burns starts wracking his brains for a suitable patsy, with Homer repeatedly popping up in front of him and going "Hello!"
-->'''Burns:''' This moon-faced simpleton is continually interrupting my search for a patsy, why do.... Hello!\\
'''Homer:''' Why are you looking at me like that?
* Done in the ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010'' episode "Kennel Kittens Return": After it is suggested one of the team disguises themselves as a cat, the chihuahua Squirt asks who among them could make a believable cat. Cue the line...
* In the ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' episode "House of Crime", Professor von Drake says that the suspect holds a grudge. Donald says he doesn't have a grudge, but everyone gives him a dirty look, making him ask "What?". GilliganCut to him locked in the elevator. [[spoiler:Turns out he's innocent.]]
* The WesternAnimation/HeckleAndJeckle cartoon ''Blind Date'' has the news of a millionaire offering a reward for the return of his long lost girlfriend. Heckle envisions Jeckle dressed up as said girlfriend, and then Jeckle gets worried when he sees Heckle looking at him and eyes spinning like a slot machine, each [[WingdingEyes stopping on a "$" sign.]]
-->'''Jeckle:''' Oh, no you don't, old feather head! No you don't!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MonsterBusterClub'' episode where the LivingStatue of [[OurFounder Addison Single]] leaves its pedestal, Sam states that they need a stand-in for the statue before the ApatheticCitizens notice. Cue Cathy wondering, "Why are you looking at me?" One GilliganCut latter, she's (reluctantly) replacing the statue (covered by a drape) while [[RubberMan stretching her legs to appear taller]].
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