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…
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.
In Yu-Gi-Oh!, Rebecca complains about the fact Yugi is yelling at her.
Yugi:I'M NOT YELLING AT YOU!
In 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?"
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?'"
One homebrew Knights Of The Dinner Table strip had Bob ranting about how he like to kill those media pundits who claimed role-playing games promoted violence.
A very nice example: In one Astérix 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?"
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!
In Face Off, one of Castor Troy's signature lines:
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!
Wreck It Ralph pretty much does this to himself in the scene where he has Vanellope's cart repaired and he bursts into her prison cell to free her. Vanellope prods him to complete the self-insults to the title she bestowed upon Ralph, "Stinkbrain."
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 to steal their purses and how it makes her want to rob them.
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!"
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?!!
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, leading Kermit to change his description to "quaint, old world charmers".
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!
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
Kelly from Misfits is repeatedly accused of being a Chav note just a note for non-UK residents - "chav" is a derogatory term given to young, working-class people who dress in a certain way, and are perceived as crude, anti-social and aggressive (a common backronym is "Council Housed And Violent") 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).
"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 had a scene in which Winchester snidely referred to Hawkeye and B.J. as "pack wolves." Their response was more or less, "Pack wolves?! I've never been so insulted!" and then they started growling and barking at him.
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.
George: I have not got any uncles like that! Anyway, he lives in Walton-on-the-Naze.
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"...
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!
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 musicalNew 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!"
Bertha: "Stanley, dammit, don't cuss on Christmas!"
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.'
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!" This can also be heard in the game under certain conditions.
To clarify, in-game, the word "animals" is actually "bastards".
There are actually 2 versions, the one seen above is heard in the commercial, while in-game he actually says "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."
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.
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."
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:
Aang: Okay, you both just need to calm down and... 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!
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!
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!"
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!
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!"
In an episode of Metalocalypse we have the next exchange:
Charles: You guys have a very short attention span.
Nathan: No, we're not!
In 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 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!
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:
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 had Red Mage face his inner demon, who would not leave until Red Mage conquered his hubris. Red Mage denied 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.
Ghastlys Ghastly Comic: Bobby protests to a time-traveller 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.
"So you was sayin' 'bout twenty-first century homos?"
"F'ga doesn't count. I don't think he knows it's the twenty-first century."
"Goddamnit, I've been flummoxed by someone with the IQ of a herring."
"Herrings are pretty birds so I'll take that as a compliment."
The Order of the Stick Prequel "On the Origin of PC'S", 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 this comic, 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.
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.
In thisEl Goonish Shive 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 Text from Nanase.
And in this 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."
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???
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.
Encyclopedia Dramatica's article on atheists has a "butthurt" banner claiming that the article generated more offended rants and vandalism than any other article on religion. The discussion page has an atheist demanding that the banner be removed because atheists don't take offense to people not agreeing with them.
News site Reddit has recently been working to dispel allegations of rampant misogyny among its userbase. Around the same time that drama was playing out, the Cool Chick Carolmeme was invented. Lampshaded on at least two of the samples, though.
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!
The Danish caricature of prophet Muhammad with a bomb as his turban offended a large part of the Muslim community, as it implied that Islam is a religion of violence. Subsequently, violent riots broke out in protest. That'll teach 'em!
They likely realized the irony of the violence. They were protesting and rioting over the fact the cartoon was of the Prophet Muhammad, which isn't allowed to be depicted in the Islamic faith. Most probably didn't even see the cartoon, thus didn't know it was saying Islam encouraged violence. This trope was brought to its most extreme when a car bomb blew up the Danish Embassy. That'll teach 'em for saying Islam breeds violence!
It's important to remember that there is no explicit mention of this in the Qu'ran but that they err on the side of caution in accordance with the "no graven images" commandment...by killing people.
Even more ironic was the case when the Pope, while giving a lecture, quoted a 14th century Byzantine Emperor: "Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached". After that, two Christians were stabbed in Iraq, and several churches were bombed in Palestine - including Anglican ones.
Ironic indeed, seeing as the Pope was actually quoting a passage by Manuel II Paleologus. What were the Pope's actual comments? "(The emperor) addresses his interlocutor in an astoundingly harsh—to us surprisingly harsh—way..."
It is also ironic the other way considering that the Christian church has sanctioned various Crusades. Which happened a few hundred years ago. And the Muslims started the Crusades first because THEY were the ones who were raiding cities and killing pilgrims, so Alexius I called for help from the Pope in order to defend his empire.
If the script within the comic was itself about a comic writer stopped and interrogated by the TSA, the recursive nature of the meta-humor would have made the collective TSA explode all their heads at once.
Comic author John O'Farrell had an extract from his book Things Can Only Get Better in which he parodied lefties in the early eighties as being totally humourless published in the Guardian. Next week, the letters page of The Guardian was full of outraged lefties complaining there was absolutely nothing funny about lefties in the early 80s.
Surrounding The Godfather were Italian-Americans who cried that the film had Unfortunate Implications. They decided to respond by stealing the crew's equipment, sending death threats (and trying to act on them), and generally being shitheads.
Which is rather interesting considering that some of the most enthusiastic fans of the movie are those in the actual Mafia.
In Germany, Jewish journalist Henryk M. Broder once commented that Polish culture was based on alcoholism and antisemitism. As he said, he got many angry letters from drunken Polish patriots who threatened him.
Johnathan Lee Riches, famous for filing lawsuits against nearly everybody and nearly everything (including such targets as "Adolf Hitler's National Socialist Party") once filed an injunction against the Guinness Book of World Records to prevent it from naming him the world's most litigious man.
Guinness stated that they don't even keep track of that supposed "record", so it's likely that Mr. Riches is either an Attention Whore or a troll.
Used in Barack Obama's speech at the 2011 White House Correspondent's Dinner: "For example, some people now suggest that I am too professorial, and I would like to address this head on, by assigning all of you some reading that will help you draw your own conclusions."
The McLibel case. In response to claims that McDonald's is an unethical business, the company hired private detectives to spy on peaceful protesters and break into their offices.
King George II (1683–1760) of England once assured his subjects that despite coming from the German House of Hanover "I have not one drop of blood in my veins dat is not English."
Anita Sarkeesian created a Kickstarter project called "Tropes vs. Women" to examine sexism in the video game industry. When the gaming community caught wind of this, they flooded her with misogynistic insults. One person even created a Flash game where the object was to beat her to a bloody pulp.
Crimewatch UK once did a story on a black woman who, along with her gang, robbed and beat her white roommates because they accused her of stealing their things.