->''"Well, your story is VERY compelling, Mr. Jackass, I mean, Simpson..."''
-->-- '''[[PoliceAreUseless Police Chief Wiggum]]''', from ''TheSimpsons'', in response to Homer's claim of seeing a space alien.

On the one hand there's the FreudianSlip, where a character means to say thing A but says thing B by accident, likely because B reflects on what is really on their mind.

But in this case, a character says thing B on purpose, and "pretends" (whether as a matter of deceptive intentions or just sarcastically) that it was an accident. Basically, this is for when a character wants to openly express the kind of thing that a character who makes a FreudianSlip is trying to keep to himself/herself.

Compare CoughSnarkCough, which is often used for similar purposes.
!! Examples:

* In ''Film/BruceAlmighty'', Bruce's [[SanitySlippage reaction]] to discovering his rival has taken the job he wanted; "Evan Backstabber...Bastard...Baxter!"
* ''MoulinRouge''; Nini outing Satine and Christian to the Duke ("Why would the courtesan go for the penniless writer? Whoops! I mean sitar player!").

* Rachel (and then later, Ross) trying to flirt their way out of a ticket, in one episode of ''{{Friends}}''.
--> '''Rachel''': Here you go, Officer Handsome.
--> '''Officer''': It's Hanson.
--> '''Rachel''': Whoops, my mistake.
--> ''(Later)''
--> '''Ross''': Here you go, Officer, uh, Pretty.
--> '''Officer''': It's Petty.
--> '''Ross''': Whoops. ''(nervous giggle)''[[note]]Ross is flirting with a male police officer too. Which could work out in some cases, but doesn't here.[[/note]]
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' has [[SmugSnake Bester]] use this to reveal that Talia Winters [[spoiler:was dissected by the Corps]]. Whether this was true or not is never made known.
* In ''Series/TheNanny'' episode "Maggie the Model", Fran attempts to let Maggie down easy after Maggie bombs as a potential model:
-->'''Maggie Sheffield:''' But Chloe said...
-->'''Fran Fine:''' I know what Chloe said, but we'll cross that [[PrecisionFStrike bitch]] when we get to it.

* From [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4XJQO3qol8&feature=sub&skipcontrinter=1 this]] video from WebVideo/TheAmazingAtheist:
-->''General betray us - sorry, REALLY big frog in my throat there - General "Petraeus..."''

* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', of course, provides the page quotation.

* Creator/{{Cicero}} used this in his speech in defense of Caelius, who had been accused of several crimes by his ex-lover Clodia. Clodia was the sister of one of Cicero's bitterest political enemies, and it was rumoured there was a BrotherSisterIncest relationship among the siblings. In his speech, Cicero said at one moment: "And, indeed, I would do so still more vigorously, if I had not a quarrel with that woman's husband - brother, I meant to say; I am always making this mistake."