I Resemble That Remark

Erik: You are contradicting me again.
Christine: No, I'm not.

A form of Hypocritical Humor: Alan makes a criticism of Bob. Bob denies it, but does so in a way that validates the statement.

Perhaps the most common criticism for this is being violent or short-tempered, perhaps because it allows a response of comedic violence, but plenty of other criticisms are possible, including stupidity ("No I aren't!"), vulgarity ("Fuck you!"), inattentiveness ("Huh?"), vanity ("Oh thanks, you noticed!"), being pretentious ("Moi?"), and immaturity (throwing a tantrum).

See also Description Cut for the inverse of this. Compare Not Helping Your Case, I Take Offense to That Last One, I Would Say If I Could Say, Oblivious Mockery, Oblivious to His Own Description, and contrast with Insult Backfire. The line itself (which is often attributed to Groucho Marx) is, of course, a play on "I resent that remark."


Examples:

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    Anime & Manga 
  • Kind of a Not Helping Your Case version from the anniversary strips of Azumanga Daioh. When seeing how Kaorin is mooning over Sakaki, Osaka manages to have a realization which escaped all the other characters, and asks Kaorin if she is gay. Kaorin angrily protests that no she isn't, the correct/preferred term is lesbian not gay, and no, she certainly isn't gay, because it wouldn't matter to her if Sakaki were a guy.
  • In Bakuman。, Mashiro lists the three qualities his uncle believes that a successful mangaka should have, the first of which is believing that they are better than others.
    Tagaki: Yeah, I've got that but then again, I'm not being conceited. I really do have the talent...
    Mashiro: That's what you call being conceited.
  • Monta from Eyeshield 21 is constantly compared to a monkey. He gets angry at the comparison and acts exactly like a monkey. "Who are you calling a woohee?!"
  • Ayu of Kanon, offended at being teased that she looks like a young boy, protests that she's a girl — but not very girlishly.
  • On an episode of Kaze no Stigma, Ayano's school is being haunted by a Screwy Squirrel pixie named Tiana that keeps playing pranks on her and her two friends (Kazuma, who is also there remains completely come watching the 3 girls run around) at the end the Tsundere throws a tantrum about the pixie and her cousin catches it for her and the two of them begin fighting like little kids. The other 3 comment about this but they both deny being like the other or being immature at the same time.
  • This trope sort of crosses over with the "not helping your case" trope in Lucky Star where Konata's father insists that it's wrong to call him a Lolicon because he likes both young-looking girls and normal girls, so it's more correct to say that he's "'also a lolicon"... Konata wasn't the least bit reassured.
    Konata: You still lose at life.
  • While the cast of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha were talking about how some members of their group acted when they were kids, the Wolkenritter to chime in on how Reinforce Zwei was such a child when she was younger. Naturally, Rein protested, insisting that she had always acted like an adult... in a not very adult way.
  • The Token Mini-Moe from Girls Bravo does this a lot too, although not using Third-Person Person. (The Japanese language has at least 47 ways of acting childish. And 22 ways of feigning it.)
  • Rurouni Kenshin: A sure way to hit Kaoru's Berserk Button is disagreeing with her when she states she's fragile.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh!, Rebecca complains about the fact Yugi is yelling at her.
    Yugi: I'M NOT YELLING AT YOU!
  • Death Note: Whenever someone accuses Light of being evil his response is to kill the accuser.
  • Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: In the first episode, Kamille tells a Titans officer that he doesn't like being bullied by thugs. The Titans' response is to beat him up some more.

    Comedy 

    Comic Books 
  • Groo the Wanderer: Groo's "What do you mean slow of mind?", said several pages after someone calls says slow of mind (once even to a flashback).
  • In one Usagi Yojimbo story (which starts with an apology to the makers of Groo the Wanderer), Usagi commends Gen's swordplay by commenting, "You may be slow of mind but you're quick with steel!" At the end of the story, Gen asks Usagi (while talking about something else) "And what did you mean, 'slow of mind?'"
  • From Wanted. Wesley Gibson tries to give an Even Evil Has Standards speech to psychotic hedonist Joker expy Mr. Rictus. It doesn't work:
    Wesley Gibson: Enjoy your goat fucking, Mr. Rictus.
    Rictus: (indignant) I don't fuck goats, Mr. Gibson, I make love to them!
  • Astro City: Crackerjack laments that his on and off ladyfriend Quarrel is mad at him for flirting with other women, as he flirts with Nightingale.
  • Daisy Duck's reaction when her boyfriend told her she needs to control her temper. Sure, Donald is the same but his reaction to Daisy suggesting him to improve was better than hers.
  • Monica's Gang: Monica overheard Jimmy Five telling Smudge she only settles things through force. She told him it was a lie and that he'd be hit if he didn't take it back.
  • A very nice example: In one Astrix album, Julius Caesar scolds his senators:
    Caesar: Look at you! You have become decadent! All you think about nowadays is eating and sleeping!
    Senator: (waking up) What? It's lunchtime already?

    Comic Strips 
  • One homebrew Knights of the Dinner Table strip has Bob ranting about how he'd like to kill those media pundits who claim role-playing games promote violence.
  • Calvin and Hobbes:
    • Calvin does a rant about how violence on television doesn't have any effect on the watcher, and concludes with "I'd like to shoot the idiots that think this stuff affects me."
    • Calvin also ranted about a television show which made no sense. When Hobbes remarked that it was targeted at the average American's fifteen-second attention span, Calvin's response was only, "You're still talking about that?"
    • One Sunday strip was nothing but this Trope. Starting a meeting of their club, G.R.O.S.S., Hobbes started to read the minutes of the last meeting, which began with how he read the minutes of the previous meeting, followed by Calvin's "commentary on the editorial slant" of the minutes, and various technical terms to state, simply, that Calvin had lost his temper and called him a liar. Of course, as he's doing this, Calvin is again getting angry and calling him a liar, which results in a fight between the two. (And gives the reader the idea that club meetings between the two of them rarely ever result in anything but the two fighting.)
  • Foxtrot:
    • Page actually does it to herself in this exchange:
      Paige: Mom, can I go see Interview With A Vampire?
      Andy: No.
      Paige: (crying) WAAAAAAAAAAH WHY NOT????
      Andy: Because it's rated R!
      Paige: C'mon, I'm mature enough.
    • Jason and Peter are discussing a study about how video games make kids violent... and then mention how much they want to strangle whoever wrote that.
  • Garfield:
    • When Jon is on the phone with a woman:
      Jon: I'm immature?!! Well excuse me, miss poopie head! (puts the phone down and sucks his thumb)
    • Jon having a conversation with Garfield:
      Jon: Why don't you ever listen to me?
      Garfield: Huh?
      Jon: Why don't you ever agree with me?
      Garfield: That's not true.
      Jon: Why don't you show me any respect?
      Garfield: I do... bonehead.
    • And on another occasion:
      Jon: Remember, Garfield, there is no greater failing than apathy.
      Garfield So what?
  • From an August 2014 Andy Capp strip:
    Marriage Counselor: Mr. Capp, your wife claims that you are often rude and outspoken. Why do you think this is?
    Andy: Beats me, baldy.

    Fan Works 
  • From Calvin and Hobbes: The Series:
    Hobbes: Calvin, did you realize that half of this episode is being used up with you screaming?
    Calvin: I'M NOT SCREAMING!
  • Turnabout Storm:
  • Turnabout Substitution: When Apollo is explaining to Rhea Wits why she sucks as the Mysterious Bust Killer, one of the things Apollo says is a metaphor: he gave Rhea Wits a shovel, and she just kept digging. So what does Rhea do after that? Go into her Villainous Breakdown by repeatedly digging through the floor with a shovel!
  • An episode of Teen Titans The Abridged Series includes this conversation.
    Robin: I think you should apologize [to Raven].
    Beast Boy: Dude, she ruined breakfast! She should be the one apologizing!
    Robin: I agree with you, but women are irrational creatures. It's why they always win arguments.
    Starfire: I... am... not... IRRATIONAL! (bursts into tears)
    Robin: (to Beast Boy) Look what you made me do. Now go apologize to Raven while I deal with Starfire crying for the next 3 hours.
  • In Never Let Me Go, a young Kurogane is concerned for Syaoran's masculinity because the five year old is besties with two very feminine girls and decides to teach the child how to fight to balance his traits out. When Kurogane tells Syaoran the news, the child reacts by Squeeing girlishly and hugging him.
  • In Sight Urahara's zanpakutou, Benihime, tells Ichigo not be vulgar so he would descend to his Hollow, Hakuran's level. Hakuran gets offended and proves her point.
    Benihime: I will when you learn to stop being so vulgar. Honestly, do try not to descend to your Hollow's level.
    Hakuran: Oi, what's that supposed ta mean, bitch?!
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series:
    • From Mako:
      Mako: I am not a freaky fish guy! And I will harpoon anyone who says otherwise!
    • Also, from episode 46:
      Melvin: If you're done fighting with your girlfriend we have a card game to play!
      Florence: He's not my girlfriend!
      Marik: You tell him, honey!
  • From Death Note Abridged (Dogface701):
    Ryuk: Hey Light, there's this big, ugly, scary lookin' guy following you.
    Light: Ryuk, for the last time I know you're there!
    Ryuk: No, not me!
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged:
    • In the abridged version of DBZ movie Lord Slug, Piccolo does some extremely Genre Savvy snarking at the Quirky Mini Boss Squad, pointing out the role and personality type of each. He finishes it with the following:
      Piccolo: ...and that would make you no doubt the big, tough, stupid one.
      Dorodabo: You take that back or I'll kill you!
      Piccolo: Alright, alright, you're not tough.
      Dorodabo: That's better!
    • Vegeta also has a case of this when he has a breakdown on Namek and starts arguing with the (possibly real, possibly hallucinatory) ghost of Nappa that only he can see. The results are... Interesting.
      Krillin: ...Are you... Ok?
      "Nappa": I think your rage broke, Vegeta.
      Vegeta: SHUT UP GHOST OF NAPPA!
      Krillin: Who was tha—
      Vegeta: I'M NOT CRAZY! YOU'RE CRAZY! ESPECIALLY YOU, NAPPA!
  • Ultra Fast Pony:
    • In "Utter Lunacy":
      Luna: Siiiigh! Sometimes I feel like no-one understands me.
      Twilight: Hey, Luna, what up?
      Luna: Blooooood!
      Twilight: Yeah, sorry, I don't really get that.
      Luna: Oh, I knew it!
    • In "Faith to Faith":
      Applejack: Are we just introducing random characters whenever we feel like, now?
      (the Flim-Flam Brothers appear from nowhere)
      Flam: Well a good morning to you, Ponyville!

    Films — Animation 
  • Merida in Brave clearly gets her stubbornness and pride from her father's side as her mother Queen Elinor insists.
  • In My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks, Sunset Shimmer denies having tackled Rainbow Dash because of a fit of jealous rage... by yelling "It wasn't a fit of jealous rage!" very angrily, and right in Trixie's face.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In Face/Off, "You watch your fucking mouth!" is one of Castor Troy's signature catchphrases. To the point that Archer-as-Castor has to use it as a Pre-Asskicking One-Liner during a prison brawl with Ivan Dubov.
  • In The Big Lebowski
    • First played straight:
      The Stranger: Do you have to use so many cuss words?
      The Dude: What the fuck are you talking about?
      The Stranger: OK, Dude. Have it your way.
    • Subverted in this exchange:
      The Dude: You just wanted a sap to pin it on! And you'd just met me, and you thought, "Oh, a loser! Somebody the square community wouldn't give a shit about!"
      Lebowski: Well, aren't ya?
      The Dude: Well, yeah!
  • In A Fish Called Wanda
    Archie: How very interesting. You're a true vulgarian, aren't you?
    Otto: You're the vulgarian, you fuck!
  • In Plan 9 from Outer Space (after several remarks about humans' folly and warlike tendencies)
    Eros: (with disgust) Stronger. You see? You see? Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid!
    Jeff Trent: That's all I'm taking from you! (pistol-whips Eros upside the head)
  • A serious version from The Rock. General Hummel (Ed Harris) has captured John Mason (Sean Connery) and is justifying his threat to launch poison gas at San Francisco. Incidentally, this is so blatant that it's how Mason figures out Hummel is bluffing.
    Mason: I don't quite see how you cherish the memory of the dead by killing another million. And, uh, this is not combat. It's an act of lunacy. Frankly, General, sir, I think you're a fucking idiot.
    Hummel: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." — Thomas Jefferson.
    Mason: "Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious," according to Oscar Wilde.
    Hummel: (rifle-butts Mason)
    Mason: Thank you for proving my point.
  • In The Hangover
    Phil You are literally too stupid to insult.
    Alan (smiling) "Thanks!"
  • Get Smart:
  • In Clue:
    • Starting with this exchange:
      Wadsworth: We're trying to find out WHO killed him, and WHERE, and WITH WHAT!
      Professor Plum: There's no need to shout!
      Wadsworth: I'M NOT SHOUTING! [...] ALL RIGHT I AM! I'M SHOUTING! I'M SHOUTING! I'M SHOUT— (vase falls on his head)
    • Invoked earlier with Colonel Mustard:
      Wadsworth: That sounds like a confession to me; in fact, that double negative has led to proof positive! I'm afraid you gave yourself away!
      Colonel Mustard: Are you trying to make me look stupid in front of the other guests?
      Wadsworth: You don't need any help from me, sir.
      Colonel Mustard: (angrily) That's right!
  • In Office Space, Tom says with increasingly panicked and loud voice:
    Tom: I have people skills; I am good at dealing with people. Can't you understand that? What the hell is wrong with you people?
  • Zombieland has this exchange:
    Columbus: Are you one of those guys that always has to one-up everyone else's story?
    Tallahassee: Hell no! I knew a guy once that was way worse at that than me.
  • In Rush Hour 3, a French taxi driver refuses to transport Carter because he believes that Americans are violent. Carter threatens him with a gun.
    Carter: Say you love America.
    George: I love America. Please don't kill me.
  • Zoe Bell says this line verbatim in Death Proof
  • In Guardians of the Galaxy, as Drax is accused of not understanding metaphors:
    Rocket: His people are completely literal. Metaphors are gonna go over his head.
    Drax: Nothing goes over my head! My reflexes are too fast. I will catch it!
  • In Club Paradise this is done on someone else's behalf: "They said you weren't fit to sleep with pigs, but I stood up for you. I said you were."
  • From Beverly Hills Cop:
    Sergeant Taggart: We're more likely to believe an important local businessman than a foul-mouthed jerk from out of town.
    Axel Foley: Foul-mouthed? Fuck you, man.
  • Under Siege: As Commander Krill reads through his now-dead superior's report on him, he notices that he pegged Krill for being psychologically unstable. Krill, in drag, asks his associate if he looks like he needs psychological help.

    Literature 
  • Paraphrased from the Dragaera book Jhegaala—after the hero Vlad, a former assassin and gangster, has been mistaken for a thug: "I hate when people do that. It makes me want to break their legs". Kiera the Thief makes a similar comment in Orca to the effect that she hates when people think she's going to steal their purses and how it makes her want to rob them. From the context it's not clear whether she finds the assumption offensive or amusing (and somebody staring at her worried about their purse a suddenly irresistible challenge).
  • From Alice in Wonderland:
    King of Hearts: You never had fits, my dear, I think?
    Queen of Hearts: Never! (furiously, throwing an inkstand at the Lizard)
  • Pyp and Grenn have a habit of doing this in A Song of Ice and Fire. One early example:
    Pyp: You're too stupid to be craven.
    Grenn: I am not.
    Pyp: Are too. If we ran into a bear in the forest you'd be too dimwitted to run away.
    Grenn: I would not. I'd run faster than you. ...Hey!
  • An early example: In Laxdla saga (The Saga of the People of Laxrdalur), Thrr accuses his wife Aur of wearing breeches (i.e. being a transvestite) so that he can divorce her and marry Gurn. When Aur comes into Thrr's bed-chamber to get revenge, she is wearing breeches.
  • In Spellsinger: The Day of the Dissonance, Mudge utters the following line when Roseroar comments on his bad language: "I'll have you know, me elephantine kitten, that my language is as fucking refined as anyone's!"
  • In Discworld's Feet of Clay, when High Priest Ridcully (priest of Blind Io, chief god) criticizes the bolt-hurling habit of the crocodile god Offler:
    Priest: But Offler is a vengeful god.
    Ridcully: Trigger-happy is what he is.
    (a bolt of lightning tries to hit Ridcully but deflects away at a right-angle)

    Live-Action TV 
  • Wheel of Fortune: Then-host Chuck Woolery once uttered this line after a mid-show plug by Charlie O'Donnell during a 1978 episode. Since existing copies of the program have the plug edited out, it's not clear what led Woolery to make the comment.
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun:
    • For starter:
      Man: (to Dick) You look capable of violence!
      Dick: (raising a chair) I'll show you who's capable of violence!!!
    • Another 3rd Rock example:
      Sally: All the men I've been with are strong and decisive and you're neither of those things.
      Leon: Well, I can be... maybe... probably not...
  • Corner Gas:
    Brent: (after Oscar tells Emma that Brent is "turning the gas station into a movie theater") Bearing in mind Dad does have a tendency to overstate things.
    Oscar: I've never overstated anything in the entire history of the planet!
  • The Britcom Not Going Out has this:
    Tim: (reading a question from a personality quiz) Are you the kind of person who jumps into decisions without properly considering all the available options?
    Lee: (firmly) No.
    Tim: Hang on, it's multiple choice.
  • Subverted in the first sketch with Gustavo the Euro Guy on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Gustavo complains that Americans are too violent and promptly gets punched out. When Conan points out this proves his point, the guy who punched him out replies "No worries, mate — I'm Australian!"
  • In the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version of Werewolf:
    Yuri: You callin' me a psychopath?
    Crow (as Yuri): I'll kill your whole family if you call me that again!
    (Yuri attacks Paul, the guy who called him a psychopath)
    Mike (as Paul): I'm sorry, clearly you're not a psychopath; my mistake.
  • Mr. Roper of Three's Company: "I'm not paranoid! Why is everybody against me?"
  • On 30 Rock, Tracy wants to prove to his wife that he can be an attentive and reliable husband and father:
    Tracy: Keep your hair appointment! I'll do the Christmas shopping this year to prove to you I can be reliable and that I can finish everything that I— {walks away}
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Ted Baxter wants to serve as Grand Marshal in a circus parade, but Lou Grant won't let him:
    Ted: He treats me like a little child, Mary. He bosses me around as though I were ten years old.
    Mary: Ted, that isn't true. He may boss you around but he doesn't think you're a kid. He respects you as a mature adult.
    Ted: (whining) Then why won't he let me go to the circus?!!
  • In Coupling, though he only proved half the remark,
    Patrick: What Kind of illness was I supposed to have?
    Sally: I don't know. Whatever it is that connects a limp dick with a limp brain!
    Patrick: There is no connection between my dick and my brain!
  • From Arrested Development:
    • Lindsay gets called a...
      Lindsay: I'm a "combative, entitled princess?" I'm going to hire someone to kick your ass for that!
    • Also:
      Michael: I just haven't met anybody who's not completely self-absorbed and impossible to have a conversation with.
      Lucille: If that's a veiled criticism about me, I won't hear it and I won't respond to it.
  • Frasier:
    • From Niles:
      Niles: Don't you DARE call me irrational! You know that makes me crazy!
    • In "Look Before You Leap," Daphne protests the accusation that she's whiny with a high-pitched "I don't whiiine!"
  • Friends:
    • After Joey gets offended that Monica and Chandler didn't ask him for a character reference letter:
      Monica: Sorry Joe, we didn't think you were so much... with the words...
      Joey: Wha-huh? Hey! Whoa, I'mean, tchhh!
      Chandler: Clearly, we were wrong.
    • In another episode:
      Joey: He made Rachel cry!
      Monica: Rachel always cries!
      Rachel: That's not true! (starts to cry)
  • Cheers:
    • Frasier is told he's being redundant.
      Frasier: So now you're saying that I'm redundant, that I repeat myself, that I say things over and over again!
    • Norm claims that a chimp could perform Cliff's job of delivering mail. Cliff is highly offended, and refers to a University of Michigan study that found that chimps are 32% slower.
  • Reaper:
    Sally: You are an ass!
    The Devil: I am the dark lord of asses!
  • Scrubs:
    • In an episode:
      Elliot: Todd, face it. You're gay, and overcompensating for it.
      The Todd: Oh yeah? Well if I'm gay, how come I work out so much?
    • In another episode:
    Carla: "Are you familiar with the term 'delusions of grandeur'?"
    The Janitor: "I believe I coined that term. Look, I'm a simple unassuming janitor who can control people's actions with his mind."
    • Another episode:
      Jake: Everyone around here is crazy.
      Janitor: That's not true. Let me put down my bag of rats, and explain something to you.
    • Later in the episode: A patient's brother calls the hospital a "hellhole", to which Dr. Kelso replies he ensures the hospital is up to the highest standards and codes. A second later, a bunch of rats run by, chased by the janitor.
      Kelso: Well that's just bad timing.
    • J.D. gets plenty of these via his internal narration, even though only the audience hears it. One of many examples:
      Molly: Dr. Cox is a text-book closed-off alpha male. I mean, you can try forever, but you're never gonna get that hug that you really want.
      J.D.: Uh, excuse me, I'm not a child. I'm a doctor. (thinking) And I'll get that hug!
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    Giles: Um, Anya, while, while I completely trust you uh, uh, to take care of the inventory and the money, um... dealing with people requires a certain, uh... finesse.
    Anya: I have finesse! I have finesse coming out of my bottom! I can completely lie to the health inspector. I can, you know, distract him with coy smiles, and, and bribe him with money and goods.
  • Done seriously on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit when Eliot's son Dicky was caught using the Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique on a man he suspected was responsible for the disappearance of his friend. Afterward his father took him into the station and complained about him doing that. When Richard responded that he was not the first member of his family to act like that Eliot attacks his son in the middle of the squad room, both proving Richard's point and showing why he got the Fan Nickname Unstabler.
  • Misfits:
    • Kelly is repeatedly accused of being a Chav note  and she eventually responds to this by screaming at another girl: "If you call me that one more time I'll kick you so hard in the c*nt your mum will feel it!"
    • Also, when Nathan's father calls him a "wanker", Nathan responds by being snarky and rude, and then blithely attacking someone with a stapler (although many viewers considered this a Crowning Moment of Funny, he was kind of proving his father's point).
  • Common in Monty Python's Flying Circus letters from viewers:
    "Dear Sir, I am writing to complain about that last sketch about people falling out of high buildings. I myself have worked all my life in such a building, and have never once—WHAAAAAAAA!!!"
    "I would put a tax on all people who stand in water!"
    "Dear Sir, I object strongly to the letters on your programme. They are clearly not written by the general public and are merely included for a cheap laugh. Yours sincerely etc., William Knickers."
    "Dear Sir, I am glad to hear that your studio audience disapproves of the last skit as strongly as I. As a naval officer I abhor the implication that the Royal Navy is a haven for cannibalism. It is well known that we have the problem relatively under control, and that it is the RAF who now suffer the largest casualties in this area."
    "Many of my best friends are lumberjacks, and only a few of them are transvestites."
  • In the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "The Corbomite Maneuver", Kirk berates McCoy for not telling him about an alert. After the former leaves the latter alone, McCoy says "If I jumped every time a light came on around here, I'd end up talking to myself."
  • In Will and Grace, any time someone would throw an insult toward Karen, she would respond this way. One time, when Grace accused her of being racist, she responded: "I may be a lot of things. A homophobe? Sure. Distrustful of Spaniards? Who isn't? But I am not a racist."
  • M*A*S*H has an example intentionally invoked by Hawkeye and BJ.
    Charles: Actually, gentlemen, I'm not altogether unaffected by this arctic blast, but I refuse to huddle around a fire like you two cringing pack wolves.
    Hawkeye: Pack wolves? I've never been so insulted in my life!
    Hawkeye & BJ: (growling and barking noises at Charles)
  • iCarly:
    Kid Sam is beating up: I'm sorry!
    Sam: Sorry for what?
    Kid: For saying you're aggressive!
  • Married... with Children: When Marcy asked Steve why Al calls her a chicken, her stance did resemble a chicken's.
  • Community:
    • Right after Jeff Winger denies that he's inconsiderate:
      Annie: (sneezes)
      Passerby: Gesundheit.
      Jeff: I didn't sneeze.
    • Also:
      Britta: Jeff, you are a textbook narcissist.
      Jeff: I'm an extraordinary narcissist, Britta.
  • Meta example, many Current Affairs shows satirized by The Chaser's War on Everything aired "responses" to the criticism... which ended up proving all the Chaser team's criticisms completely right.
  • House:
    • Played with:
      Cuddy: Are you being intentionally dense?
      House: (making a stupid face) Huh?
    • And again:
    Cuddy:...and a disturbingly large proportion of your comments are racist or sexist.
    House: That top makes you look like an Afghani prostitute... would be an example of that.
  • In one episode of The Pretender, Jarod punishes a psychiatrist at a mental institution, ending with taking said psychiatrist to another institution, claiming he tried to kill himself. This is followed by the psychiatrist in question ranting and raving about not being crazy.
  • Frank on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia introduces an employee ranking system:
    Mac: Third?! Why am I third??
    Frank: Too volatile.
    Mac: BULLSHIT! THAT IS BULLSHIT!!
  • How I Met Your Mother, when Lily and Robin are accusing Ted of being the "dad" of the group:
    Lily: Ted, you may be single and childless, but you're totally a dorky dad.
    Ted: I don't think I like your tone, young lady.
  • In The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon denies resembling C-3PO while making jerky, robotic head movements. A more famous example from the same show would be Sheldon's line, "I'm not crazy; my mom had me tested."
    Sheldon: You don't think I'm condescending, do you?
    Penny: Well...
    Sheldon: Oh, sorry. "Condescending" means—
    Penny: I know what it means!
  • Horrible Histories, on the gunpowder plot:
    Guy Fawkes: So we're going to blow up King James and his entire family at the state opening of parliament?
    John Wright: That's right.
    Fawkes: Any reason, or just for fun?
    Wright: Because you're a Catholic and I'm a Catholic, and the king hates Catholics! He seems to think we're always plotting something.
  • One episode of Psych gives us this line:
    Shawn: Just because I take Gus's giant dinosaur head down to a dead body does not make me a nut-job!
  • Blackadder Goes Forth, in General Hospital:
    George: I have not got any uncles like that! Anyway, he lives in Walton-on-the-Naze.
  • The Closer: In "Elysian Fields", Provenza complains when Detective Olin is brought in to advise on a case.
    Provenza: He wrote me up for using bad language, which is bullshit!
  • Mr. Young:
    Ivy: We're dealing with someone who's old, confused, and can't remember anything!
    Mrs. Byrne: I heard that! I don't know what it meant and now I can't remember what it was, but I heard it!
  • On The West Wing, career woman and White House Press Secretary C. J. Cregg is accused of "pursuing a radical homosexual agenda", apparently on no more evidence than that she excelled at basketball in college. Her colleagues sarcastically leave a gift-wrapped basketball on her desk. She brushes off the rumors as ridiculous and then casually dumps it in the trash bin across the room without even aiming.note 
  • The Doctor Who Series 8 episode "Deep Breath" has this gem:
    Clara: Hang on. Egomaniac, needy game-player? You were talking about me?
    The Doctor: Clara, what is happening right now, in this restaurant, to you and me, is more important than your egomania.
    Clara: Nothing is more important than my egomania!!
    The Doctor: Right, you actually said that...
  • A Selfie episode has Charmonique's son start playing K-pop when Henry comes in. Henry immediately takes offense to the boy assuming that all Koreans must like K-pop... before breaking out into dance.
  • Parks and Recreation:
    • From a deleted scene in which Leslie is trying to avoid having to break up with Ben:
      Ann: Leslie, you're just stalling now.
      Leslie: No I'm not! Just give me 236 reasons why you think that.
    • Ben also has a tendency to counter claims that he's a geek in spectacularly geeky ways:
      Tom: So are you going on, like, a year-long walking tour of the set of The Lord of the Rings in New Zealand?
      Ben: To be honest with you, I wasn't a fan of, uh, Peter Jackson's interpretation. So you can put that one away.
  • Happens in a spoof of The Facts of Life from "The Big Gay Sketch Show", Blair declares she will never understand lesbians because they: live alone without any men, wear vests and ties... then all the girls start looking down at their uniforms. Tootie then asks "Are we lesbians, Ms. G?"

    Music 
  • NWA's "Fuck tha Police" alternates between protesting unfair police attention due to being black and, uh, boasting about criminal activity.
  • The American patriotic song "You're a Grand Old Flag", originally written for a stage musical called George Washington, Jr., calls the USA "the home of the free and the brave" among other praise, but soon after says that in America, "there's never a boast or brag." Hmm...
  • Psychostick's "Beer!" complains that "they say beer will make me dumb". The very next line is "it are go good with pizza"...

    Pro Wrestling 
  • In Shine, Mercedes Martinez denies Daffney Unger's critique that she disrespects people and shows no respect for the veterans that came before her, by maintaining that she's learned all she needs to know from those there before so they now need to learn their place and boasting about how little respect she had for Daffney.

    Puppet Shows 
  • Non-verbal example from The Muppet Show. In the lead-up to a sketch involving Horny Vikings, Kermit describes them as "cruel, heartless, Scandinavian Marauders". The Swedish Chef comes up and hits him with a frying pan, which "persuades" Kermit to alter his description to "quaint, old-world charmers".

    Radio 
  • In one episode of Absolute Power, Sandy, having just done a marketing course, explained to Charles and Martin about fitting people into different demographics. Charles, for instance, was the highbrow sort who needed to flaunt his intelligence by using foreign phrases, whereas Martin was more a middlebrow type who hated making decisions and needed constant reassurance. Their reactions:
    Charles: Au contraire!
    Martin: I'm not like that at all. Am I? Charles?
  • In the surrealish sitcom At Home With The Hardys, Kit and Jeremy are having an argument.
    Kit: Oh my god — you are such a hypochondriac!
    Jeremy: I am not a hypochondriac, and stop shouting at me, you're making me ill!

    Theater 
  • Played for drama in The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill. The main character attempts to prove that just because he's poor doesn't mean he's a brute, and tries to do this by beating up the girl he thought insulted him. He gets killed by an ape instead.
  • A variation from the musical New Girl in Town. Marthy and Chris are singing about their friendship:
    Marthy: A guy said you ain't fit for pigs, down Larry's bar.
    Chris: What'd you say?
    Marthy: I said, "Yes, you are!"

    Video Games 
  • At the end of the first TV spot for Left 4 Dead one of the characters shouts, "I'll see peace back on Earth if I gotta murder every one of these animals with my own bare hands!" A less TV-friendly version can also be heard in the game under certain conditions ("I'll see peace back on Earth if I gotta murder every one of these bastards with my bear goddamn hands!").
    "For Chrissake, Francis, don't take God's name in vain."
  • This exchange from Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal:
    Dr. Nefarious: To think, they called me insane, Lawrence. But we'll see who's insane when my pets have exterminated all life on this miserable planet!
    Lawrence: That should clear things right up, sir.
  • In one bit of inter-party dialogue in Knights of the Old Republic, Mission asks Bastila if she ever uses the Force for "fun", like making somebody trip if they're annoying her. Bastila acts highly offended and calls the idea "childish", which gets Mission angry enough to start insulting her. (Mission does not like to be called a child). Bastila trips her with the Force while she's in mid-insult, turns away, and smugly denies she has any idea what Mission is talking about.
  • Locke of Final Fantasy VI reacts to a merchant calling him a thief (instead of a treasure hunter) by... stealing his clothes. That's showing him, Locke!
  • The Thraddash of Star Control II revere force to the point that they have semi-regular rebellions that attempt to overthrow the current "Culture" and install themselves as the new Culture. Among the history you can learn from them is the story of Culture 14, who believed that this system of violent revolution set the Thraddash's cultural and technological evolution back 500 years each time. They were wrong, as demonstrated only 10 years after they came to power, when the next revolution only set them back "two, three hundred years tops."
  • Mass Effect 2: when Kelly Chambers enthuses over penitent assassin Thane Krios, a male Shepard can comment that "All Girls Want Bad Boys". Kelly duly calls you out on using a dirty stereotype that just incidentally happens to be true in her case.
    • From the same game, two Krogans are discussing. "C-Sec won't let you into the Presidium?" "No, they say I'm a "risk."" "They say that about all krogan." "Damn turians. We should kill them all."
  • Non-spoken example in Evil Genius: Jubei the rogue Samurai was denied martial arts training at his Dojo, because his Dojo masters feared he was too aggressive and lacked a sense of peace and tranquility. Enraged at them for making comments that he considered a stain on his honor, Jubei drew his katana and slaughtered the Dojo masters one by one, pausing only to reflect on the fact that maybe they had a point.

    Visual Novels 
  • The title character of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney catches himself doing one of these at one point — the Judge says "I'm not sure we could reasonably expect Mr. Justice to do anything delicately," and Apollo thinks "Hey! Why I oughta... take a deep breath and calm down."

    Web Original 
  • Red vs. Blue:
    Washington: Quit bickering! You guys are the most immature soldiers I have ever met!
    Grif: Yeah well, your face is immature!

    Web Comics 
  • Penny Arcade
    • This textbook exchange:
      Tycho: It says here you made "crude sexual references a number of times throughout a Mech Assault match".
      Gabe: Oh, yeah? Well, his mom gives lousy head! ...I mean, that guy's a fucking liar.
    • "It's like you guys can't have a single conversation without using the word 'wang'." "Sure we wang!".
  • 8-Bit Theater:
    • Red Mage faces his inner demon, who will not leave until Red Mage conquers his hubris. Red Mage denies his hubris in the most arrogant way possible, including adding humility points to his character sheet while saying things like...
    Red Mage: Let this sheet bellow unto the heavens themselves that Red Mage is the most humble man to walk upon Earth! EVER!
    Demon: Literal adherence to a law means little without respect for the spirit of that law.
    • That plotline is full of this trope. Red Mage eventually admits he cannot defeat his trial, thereby proving his humility and defeating his trial, prompting him to immediately boast about how brilliant he is to have worked out how to do that. Meanwhile Fighter's trial is to learn to solve problems with his brain as well as his swords, which he does by following his brain's advice and slicing his inner demon into little pieces.
  • In No Need for Bushido, Ken responds to an accusation that he's not the most agreeable sort...by punching his accuser in the face.
    Ken: THAT'S FER SAYIN' I WASN'T AGREEABLE!
  • Ghastly's Ghastly Comic: Bobby protests to a time-traveler from the 1970s that gay people in the twenty-first century "no longer feel the need to conform to the stereotypes society has used to keep us segregated and ashamed". His boyfriend F'ga, a bright pink tentacle monster, promptly bursts flamboyantly into the room, singing showtunes at the top of his lungs.
    Time-traveler: So you was sayin' 'bout twenty-first century homos?
    Bobby: F'ga doesn't count. I don't think he knows it's the twenty-first century.
  • This Questionable Content strip combines this trope with an Insult Backfire.
    Faye: Goddamnit, I've been flummoxed by someone with the IQ of a herring.
    Raven: Herrings are pretty birds so I'll take that as a compliment.
  • The Order of the Stick:
    • The prequel On the Origin of PCs, has Roy say he thinks that wizards put too much faith in magic. His father Eugene immediately proves his point by saying that magic is perfect and all-powerful.
    • In "Case in Point", Chaotic Good(ish) Haley points out that lawful types have a tendency to make other people agree with them... or else. Lawful Good characters Roy and Durkon immediately tell her that this is absurd and to stop with the crazy talk. Even Elan sees the hypocrisy.
  • anti-HEROES: In "It's Like Winde-Tasting":
    Aldran: I'm not manipulative.
    Lana: Well, I dunno, you can be a bit—
    Aldran: I said "I'm not manipulative."
    Lana: Okay, okay, you're not. Jeez
  • Spacetrawler:
    Nogg: Krep is our pilot from planet Flimboulx. He's very bad tempered and I'd advise avoiding him.
    Krep: What?! You are such a suppositorial dipshit, Nogg.
    Nogg: You can see my point.
  • El Goonish Shive:
    • In one strip, right before Tedd orders some pizza, Justin accuses Nanase of going into really long rants when she's hungry... only to be followed by a Wall of Blather from Nanase about how she doesn't rant.
    • And in another strip, Sarah and Tedd suggest Susan take an alias for her role as film critic, with Tedd further recommending use of the word "Grumpy". Susan starts to calmly decline, but when interrupted by the other two eventually blurts out "'SUSAN'! I'M GOING TO GO BY 'SUSAN'! WE DON'T NEED ALIASES! And I'm not grumpy."
  • Homestuck:
    • Gamzee is prone to inattentiveness.
      GC: YOU KNOW YOUR3 JUST GO1NG TO S1T TH3R3 ON TH3 B34CH 4ND SP4C3 OUT 4ND LOS3 TR4CK OF T1M3.
      GC: H3LLO?
      GC: G4MZ?????
      TC: WhAt?
      TC: oH mAn SoRrY.
      TC: I sPaCeD oUt, DiD yOu KnOw HoW bEaTuFuL tHe SoUnD oF tHe OcEaN iS?
    • Later, a self-applied example with Jake and Dirk regarding Antiquated Linguistics:
      Jake: Pardon me but do i SOUND like some trollycar bellwether toiling in the heart of the mustache belt from the ruff n tumble year of nineteen aught nine???
      Dirk: ...he said unironically.
  • Allen The Alien has a self-inflicted example: RR-TWTTW comments that humans and aliens are just "not wanting to do stuff", commenting that he's too lazy to think of the right word.

    Web Original 
  • Acts of Gord: In Acts of Gord, Book of Annoyances, Chapter 23, a reporter asks Gord (owner of a videogame store) for a quote for the front page of the newspaper, pertaining to videogame violence and its impact on society. Gord replies, "Video games don't make people more violent, and I'll kill anyone who disagrees." After a dramatic pause, the reporter replies that he doesn't think they can print that.
  • In Kickassia, a reporter tells Angry Joe that people think he's gun crazy. Joe demands to know who said that, and shoots the camera.
  • The Spoony Experiment: From Spoony's review of Phantasmagoria 2: "I'm not crazy! I'll kill anyone who says I am!"
  • News site Reddit has been working to dispel allegations of rampant misogyny among its userbase. Around the same time that drama was playing out, the Cool Chick Carol meme was invented. Lampshaded on at least two of the samples, though.
  • Yahtzee had a fit of this during his review of Aliens: Colonial Marines, when he complained that people kept requesting the game because of his nature as a Caustic Critic, and he felt like he was being used as an attack dog against a game that had finally broken the Four Point Scale — after all, what if he had liked the game? He then admitted that, yeah, he didn't think Colonial Marines was worth the electricity to power it, "but you'd have looked pretty silly if I had, wouldn't you?"

    Western Animation 
  • In Futurama
    Leela: Be careful. Many robots are stupid and violent.
    Bender: I wish I was stupid and violent. Then we'd see what's what — I'd pound their face in!

    Advert: Is today's world making you feel irritable and impatient?
    Bender: Shut up and get to the point!

    Fry: They said I was stupid, but I proved them!

    Dwight: I heard alcohol makes you stupid.
    Fry: No I'm... doesn't!

    Prof. Farnsworth: And Fry, you've got that brain thing.
    Fry: I already did.
  • Looney Tunes: If Groucho is the Trope Namer, then Foghorn Leghorn is the Trope Codifier.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • For starter:
      Toph: You're not my mom, and you're not their mom.
      Katara: I don't act that way. What do you think, Aang? Do I act like a mom?
      Aang: Well, I...
      Katara: Stop rubbing your eye and speak clearly when you talk!
      Aang: Yes, ma'am!
    • And in the second season, as can be seen here:
      Aang: Okay, okay, you both need to calm down.
      Katara: Both? I'M COMPLETELY CALM!!
    • In a similar vein:
      Iroh: Why don't you enjoy a cup of calming jasmine tea?
      Zuko: I DON'T NEED ANY CALMING TEA!
  • Drawn Together has this exchange:
    Wooldoor: I don't feel comfortable doing that.
    Captain Hero: Would you feel more comfortable if I broke your arm in three places and then wrapped it in $100 bills?
    Wooldoor: Are you threatening me... or bribing me?
    Captain Hero: What an insulting accusation! Take that back before I tear out your spleen and then drive you to the hospital in your brand new car!
  • Played with in Ed, Edd n Eddy when Double D reads off the "Lackadaisycathro Disease," which includes symptoms such as "the rationalization of mundane circumstances, habitual cleanliness, and an abnormal fixation to headwear."
    Ed: That sounds resembling, 'cause it sounds like... um...
    Eddy: It sounds like Sock-Head, bonehead.
  • The Fairly OddParents:
    Jester: Cosmo's so stupid, if his brains were dynamite he wouldn't have enough to blow his nose!
    Cosmo: I'm not stupid! And I could prove it if you'd just let me out of here! But come on, *poofs out of the box, hits it with a hammer, and then poofs back in*, even Houdini couldn't get out of this!
  • Family Guy:
    • In "Stewie Kills Lois", Peter is on trial for allegedly shooting and killing Lois while on a luxury cruise. When being questioned in court, the following exchange occurs:
      Lawyer: Have you ever struck your wife?
      Peter: Only in front of my kids, to assert my status as dominant male of the pride.
      Lawyer: Are you a violent man?
      Peter: [edgily] What are you, a wise guy? 'Cause I know how to deal with wise guys!
      Lawyer: No further questions. (hurries off)
      Peter: You son of a bitch! If I had a gun on a boat, I'd shoot you!
    • Also from "Running Mates:"
      Brian: Peter, are you sure running against Lois is such a good idea? You know how competitive you get.
      Peter: Hey, hey, I can be just as noncompetitive as anybody. In fact Im the most noncompetitive, so I win.
  • The Haunted World of El Superbeasto does this with Velvet Von Black. "What the fuck did you just call me? You're the one who's fuckin' coherent and shit!"
  • The Looney Tunes Show:
    Bugs: Are you sure you're ready to take your driver's test?
    Lola: Does a red light mean go?
  • Phineas and Ferb:
    • In the episode "Greece Lightning":
      Dad: Asperagus defeated [the Minotaur] using the head of Medusa, a creature so ugly she could turn men to stone with just one look.
      Phineas: Kinda reminds me of Candace.
      Candace: (making a face like Medusa's) It does not look like me!
    • Later, in the same episode, the boys make her a chariot they claim looks just like her... and it's an ugly gorgon.
    Candace:: (Again, making the exact same face as the gorgon chariot) That's ridiculous, I do not have wheels!
    • Yeah, Candace falls for this a lot. Like how in "Backyard Aquarium" Linda asks her not to freak out on her brothers when she's out.
      Candace: Mom, I do not freak ou— OH MY GOSH! The square root of soon is never!
  • In an episode of Regular Show, Rigby makes a profile for Mordecai on a dating website. Mordecai complains that they way it's written ("Likes: Goofing off, video games, grilled cheese") makes him sound like a loser, and Rigby responds "Hey man, don't put that on me, it's all true!"
  • The Simpsons uses this trope a lot.
    • A few examples:
      Kent Brockman: Scientists say they're also less attractive physically and while we speak in a well-educated manner, they tend to use low-brow expressions like "oh yeah?" and "c'mere a minute."
      Homer: Oh yeah? They think they're better than us? Bart! C'mere a minute!
      Bart: You c'mere a minute.
      Homer: Oh yeah?

      Smithers: Frankly sir, the people see you as something of an ogre.
      Burns: Why, I ought to club them and eat their bones!

      Ralph Wiggum: Me fail English? That's unpossible!
    • Moe, attacking a Homer-shaped mannequin with a baseball bat:
      Moe: Now who's a sociopath?! Huh?!
    • Homer (again):
      Homer: Oh, Lisa, you and your stories: Bart's a vampire, beer kills brain cells. Now let's go back to that... building... thingie... where our beds and TV... is.
    • From "Marge Gets a Job":
      Homer: I won't sleep in the same bed with a woman who thinks I'm lazy! I'm going to go right downstairs, unfold the couch, unroll the sleeping ba—... uh, good night. zzzzz
    • Moe again: "Nobody calls Moe St. Cool a phony!"
    • In one episode, Homer is called slow at a poker game. He takes so long to mentally process the remark that by the time he spits out his indignant denial, everyone else has left—except for Lenny, whose house it is; he's getting a midnight snack. It almost happens again in the same episode.
    • "I've been called a greasy thug, too. And it never stops hurting. So here's what we're gonna do, we're gonna grease ourselves up real good, and trash that place with a baseball bat!"
    • On one of the show's DVD commentaries, Simpsons writer Al Jean refers to this kind of gag as a "Stan Daniels Turn", named after the late writer/producer Daniels, of Taxi and Mary Tyler Moore Show fame.
    • "Hey! My dad may have gained a little weight, but he's not some kind of food-crazed maniac!" Cue Homer driving past the school bus in a stolen ice cream truck, stuffing his face (though he did have other reasons for stealing the truck).
    • Another gem from Moe: in "Hurricane Neddy," Flanders goes on a rant insulting everybody in town, and calls Moe ugly and hate-filled. Moe responds, "Hey! I may be ugly and hate-filled, but... What was that third thing you said?"
  • In an episode of Metalocalypse we have the next exchange:
    Charles: You guys have a very short attention span.
    Nathan: No, we're not!
  • SpongeBob SquarePants:
    • Mrs. Puff once took offense to an unflattering drawing of herself, immediately turning into exactly how she looks like in the drawing.
    • In the episode "Pressure", Sandy calls most of the characters chicken for not wanting to go on dry land.
    Patrick: Hey! We are not chicken! (drops his bag of popcorn) My popcorn! (starts pecking at his popcorn like a chicken)
  • In Garfield and Friends, a running gag is how Lanolin will always disagree with anyone who calls her disagreeable (particularly when the accusation comes from her brother, Bo). Should the accuser then give up and admit that Lanolin is not, in fact, disagreeable, she'll continue to disagree with them anyway. The greatest instance of the trope:
    Lanolin: I am not disagreeable, I have never been disagreeable, and any time you thought I was being disagreeable, you were wrong!
  • In the Wacky Races episode "Rhode Island Road Race", after the narrator calls Dick Dastardly "the Dracula of the drag strip":
    Dastardly: I resent that remark!
    Narrator: But do you deny it?
    Dastardly: No, I just resent it!
  • Happens usually to the Flash in Justice League.
    • First at the end of "The Brave and the Bold":
      Green Lantern: Guess you're not as dumb as you look.
      Flash: Yeah, and I... Hey! I resent that! Nobody makes a monkey out of me!
    • Then in "Injustice for All":
      Hawkgirl: That's fast...
      Flash: Fastest man alive!
      Hawkgirl: ...Which might explain why you can't get a date.
      Flash: Yeah. (beat) Hey!
  • In Recess, after the gang get in trouble again.
    Vince: It's all that jerk Randall's fault.
    Spinelli: Yeah, he's always snooping around.
    Randall: (popping out from a nearby trash can) I am not!
  • This happens in The Powerpuff Girls episode "Los Dos Mojos". When a bump on the head makes Bubbles think she's Mojo, the real Mojo is not happy at all with her impression of his Evil Gloating, denying that he's like that at all. Of course, his words say differently:
    Bubbles: (imitating Mojo Jojo) I am not Bubbles! Bubbles is not who I am! I am the one, the only, single, solitary doer of dastardly deeds! Purveyor of pestilence! Interloper of lawlessness! Menace to mankind! I am bad! I am evil! I am Mojo Jojo! Hahahahahaha!
    Mojo: I do not talk like that! The way I communicate is much different! I do not reiterate, repeat, reinstate the same thing over and over again! I am clear, concise, to the point!
  • At the end of one episode of Darkwing Duck, there's this exchange between Megavolt and Quackerjack when the two villains are on prison work detail:
    Quackerjack: Why don't you learn to relax, Sparky?
    Megavolt: Stop calling me that! And I am relaxed! I AM COMPLETELY RELAXED!!
  • From the Gravity Falls episode, "Double Dipper":
    Pacifica: Oh, Grenda, by the way, you sound like a professional wrestler. (laughs and leaves)
    Grenda: I wanna put her in a headlock and make her feel pain!
  • Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist has this exchange (when the characters are being forced to express their true feelings towards one another):
    Zap: You're not exactly the brightest firefly in the swarm, if you know what I mean!
    Tung: As it happens, I don't!
  • Dan Vs. has the episode "Dan vs. Dan", where Dan's imposter calls the real Dan "off-putting and angry". Dan then yells "OFF-PUTTING?!?! ANGRY?!?!?!?!", and his face has a different art style.
  • In Bojack Horseman:
    Mr. Peanutbutter: Admit it! You like my girlfriend!
    Bojack: Oh, come on! I mean, am I attracted to her? Sure. Do my days feel better when I'm around her? Yeah. Does she get me in ways no woman ever has? Indubitably. Do I fantasize about her? Yes, but only in two positions! Look, am I the kind of guy that would try to steal someone else's girlfriend? Sure, of course! But do I like her? The answer is no, you have nothing to worry about!
  • In the premier of Star vs. the Forces of Evil, as Marco shows Star around Echo Creek High, he complains that he doesn't know why people think he's so safety-obsessed, while making sure Star avoids various minor hazards while walking around the school.
  • From Bob's Burgers:
    Bob: You always do this, Lin. Whenever you entertain, you put way too much effort into it and drive yourself crazy.
    Linda: What are you talking about? I'm a wonderful hostess!
    Bob: No, Linda, you go overboard and then if people aren't appreciative enough, you snap.
    Louise: (filled with intense rage) THAT'S NOT TRUE!!
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: In "Tanks for the Memories", Rainbow Dash would like to point out that she's not angry. At all.
    Rainbow Dash: WHO SAID ANYTHING ABOUT ANGER? I DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT ANGER! I'M NOT UPSET! AND I'M NOT ANGRY! DO I LOOK ANGRY!?
  • Pearl in Steven Universe, during the non-canon-but-still-an-episode Uncle Grandpa crossover.
    Pearl: WE'LL NEVER ESCAPE! THIS IS OUR NEW HOME!!
    Garnet: Pearl. You're overreacting.
    Pearl: I'M NOT OVERREACTING!!! (runs around screaming)
  • In Space Jam, the trope name is used verbatim by Foghorn Leghorn after the Monstars call Michael Jordan "chicken."