It's X. I Hate X.

Francis: I hate helicopters. I hate hospitals. And doctors and lawyers and cops...
Bill: Francis, is there anything you don't hate?
Francis: You know what I don't hate? I don't hate vests.

Oh, look, it's a trope.

I hate tropes.

Stock Phrase, with just about any noun or adjective in place of X.

One of the most common variants of this is, "You Got Guts, kid. (beat) I hate guts," or something to that effect. Another is, "You remind me of my (relative). I hate my (relative)".

NOTE: It's this trope only if a character points out X, then after a short pause, he says, "I hate X." If one character points out X and another person says he hates it, it is not this trope.

Commonly used by the resident Deadpan Snarker. Often follows "You Got Spunk." May be combined with Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?.



Live-Action TV

Newspaper Comics
  • Most characters in Peanuts react this way to any food that contains coconut.


Video Games

Web Original
  • Team Four Star plays with this trope:
    Vegeta: You cut through my armor! This was a gift from my father!
    Yajirobe: Oh, I'm sorry; I'm sure your father was a great man!
    Vegeta: I hated my father!
    Yajirobe: Oh. Well, then I'm sure your father was a total prick!

Western Animation
  • This is Grouchy Smurf's Catch-Phrase.
  • Quest. From World of Quest.
  • In Transformers Cybertron, during his first attack attempt on Primus, Starscream says after being nailed a couple time, "Interesting. Very interesting. This might be half a challenge. And I hate a challenge." He still ends up getting his aft trounced, because twenty stories tall and power-boosted though Screamer may be, Primus is both literally and in terms of power way, way, WAY out of his weight class.
  • Transformers Animated:
    Megatron: You have persistence, Autobot! I hate persistence."
  • The old lady in the "Chocolate with Nuts" episode of Spongebob Squarepants.
    "Chocolate... I remember when they first invented chocolate. Sweet, sweet chocolate. I always hated it!"
    • And also in Opposite Day:
    SpongeBob: Company! I hate company!
  • Batman: The Animated Series: In "The Laughing Fish", Harley Quinn complains at one point, "Again with the fish, I hate fish!"
  • One rhino in Babar rips off the line from The Mary Tyler Moore Show above so often that it's his Catch-Phrase.
  • The Real Ghostbusters
    Peter: Hey, Boogaloo! You're ugly and your mother dresses you funny!
    Boogaloo: That's cute. I hate cute.
  • J. Jonah Jameson in The Simpsons:
    Jameson: Aw, that's sweet. I hate sweet! I need photos; photos of Spider Man!