"That is sick and wrong!"
After a particularly strange or squicky
phenomenon, a character will inevitably say, "That's disturbing", "That's just wrong", "That's wrong on so many levels
", or something similar. The next level up has characters requesting the Brain Bleach
. May lead into or combine with Screaming at Squick
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- When Heinz released green ketchup a few years back, they advertised it with a series of people declaring "It's twisted and wrong!" While most people agreed, it somehow lasted six years before being mercifully discontinued.
- Recently, Corn Nuts has been advertised as "Corn Gone Wrong!"
- In End of Evangelion, Shinji comments on his masturbating over a comatose Asuka with the statement "I'm scum". In the English dub, "I'm so fucked up".
- Later, Asuka refers to the incident as "your sick jerk-off fantasies!"
- The concluding line of the film, kimochi warui. Given in English as "How disgusting", variously translatable as "I feel sick", "This feels bad", etc.
- In Naruto, everyone but Lee had this reaction when Guy decided to take the horribly exhausted Kakashi back to the village on piggyback.
- In Magi – Labyrinth of Magic, after her second husband's death, Gyokuen became very touchy-feely with her nephew and step-son Kouen to the shock and disgust of her other children. Even Kouha finds it disgusting.
- In the Big Finish Doctor Who drama "Legend of the Cybermen", Alice says "That's just wrong" when she hears that the Cybermen have begun to convert mermaids.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
- "Dopplegangland" has Willow comment, "This can't get any more disturbing," after Vampire!Willow comes on to her. And then it does.
- On "Some Assembly Required" - Giles: "Grave robbery? That's new. Interesting". Buffy: "I know you meant to say 'gross and disturbing'".
- Also, when Spike gets himself a robot that looks like Buffy, because he can't get the real one to like him, this is the Scoobies reaction.
Willow: (thinking she's talking to Buffy) So just this one time you just did something kinda crazy?
Buffybot: It wasn't one time. It was lots of times, and lots of different ways. I can make sketches!
Xander: Spike must have had her built so he could program her t-
Buffy: (horrified) Oh god.
Willow: Yikes. Imagine the things-
Buffy: No! No, no imagining. Any of you.
Xander: (raises his hand) Already got the visual.
- When Spike crosses over to Angel, his vampire ex-girlfriend Harmony has exactly the same reaction to finding out he had sex with Buffy.
- In Season 7 Xander lasciviously eyes a gyrating nymphet on the dance floor ("Daddy like!"), only for her to turn around and reveal herself as Dawn. Cue facepalm.
Willow: Right there with ya.
- Jayne's reaction on walking in on Mal and Zoe during their deadpan "Take me, sir. Take me hard" scene.
- And just about everyone's reaction upon seeing Jayne's statue in the episode "Jaynestown," including Jayne.
- Jubal Early's reaction to River's giggling over the intercom while pretending she was the ship: "Well that's somewhat unsettlin'."
- In Scrubs, Elliot once says "That's disturbing in, like, eight different ways."
- Dead Like Me
- In one episode the naked ghost of an old man walked through (literally) a group of schoolgirls, causing the observing grim reaper to remark, "Oh, that's so not right for them."
- Another episode of Dead Like Me (specifically, Season 1, Episode 11), Dolores is throwing a Mexican-themed going-away party for Millie, complete with margaritas, pinata, and a real live burro. George sees a man leading the burro into a room at the end of a hallway and says, "That's not right."
- Because the writers were obviously very fond of this trope, it's also used in the final episode (Season 2, Episode 15). George and Mason are getting candy at various houses on Hallowe'en Night on the way to their reaps, and they stop at a house whose owner is dressed up as a sexy, corseted vampiress. The house turns out to be a whorehouse and the owner its madam; one of the prostitutes steps out for a smoke wearing peach-coloured lingerie, and tousles the hair of a trick-or-treating child, leading George to say, "Oh, that's just not right!"
- In Frasier episode "Voyage of the Damned", Maris puts on a cheesy 1970's salsa-disco song called "Do the Barracuda", causing Frasier to react, "Oh, oh, that's bad. On so many levels."
- Another episode finds the Crane brothers attempting to replace Martin's ratty old recliner with an expensive leather massage chair. Once they turn the massager on, Martin's response is, "That's disgusting!"
- From Friends, when Phoebe's 18 year-old brother is going to marry his 44 year-old teacher:
Phoebe: I don't want to be all judgmental, you know, but this is sick; it's sick and wrong!
- In a highly self-referential episode of Supernatural, the brothers learn about their In-Universe fandom, particularly the massive "Wincest" fandom; Dean's response is "Well, that's just plain wrong." This line drew a titanic Internet Backlash from the Queen Customers whose reaction was "They OWE us for their success, they shouldn't bite the hand that feeds them!"
- Many of the more outrageous things House says have this sort of reaction.
House: What can I say, chicks with no teeth turn me on.
Wilson: That's fairly disgusting.
- On Dollhouse, Caroline!Wendy says, "The wrongness of this is SO large!"
- On The Ellen Show, Ellen and Selena Gomez discuss dating Justin Bieber.
Ellen: A little brother
is not someone you want to date. You don't want to date your little—
Selena: Well, no.
Ellen: No. No.
Selena: That would be— That would be weird and wrong.
- The Mythbusters did a Breaking Bad special, testing the effect of the show's Hollywood Acid scene. The Mythbusters test it with a headless pig, a raised bathtub, and an extremely potent variant of sulfuric acid. After the smoke cloud clears, the guys have a look at the results.
That's just wrong. Adam:
It smells terrible. Jamie:
That's one of the ugliest things I've ever seen. Adam:
It really is. *looks to the camera*
It's one of the ugliest things he's
ever seen. Think about that
for a second.
- Henry Danger: In "Tears of the Jolly beetle", as Kid Danger is introduced at a town awards ceremony, Piper, Henry's nine-year-old sister, screams thats she loves Kid Danger and then tells Charlotte that she thinks Kid Danger is hot.
Charlotte: Yeah, you don't wanna be saying that."
- Most people's reaction to FATAL. RealisCLOACATIME!
- Warhammer 40,000 has plenty of this. Being a grim dark world, there is no shortage of Sick and Wrong things in it. A few examples would be the Forces of Chaos (Slaanesh and Nurgle in particular), the victims of Dark Eldar, The Imperium of Man, who have been described as Nazis in Space!, who are only "good" by comparison of MUCH worse horrors, and many more.
- In Ultra Fast Pony, "The Pet Games", Twilight Sparkle serves as a judge for the Games, which includes a talent show. One contestant's talent is racism. Twilight's reaction: "This whole thing is sick and depraved! But yes, he was the fastest."
- Exterminatus Now: After Blasphemy the Chao transforms from "really cute" to "daemonic abomination, but still kind of cute on some level", it rips apart and devours the daemon it got its abomination-ness from. Even Lothar Hex winced and said "Ooh, that ain't right". This is a character who once sat bolt upright and shouted "You can't prove I ate that baby!"
- Inhuman: Invoked word for word, in reference to the treatment Grey has received.
- Polk Out: It's basically the punchline to 90% of the strips.
- Scary Go Round: The VitRx potion that enlarged the younger Winters girl was first tested on animals:
Amy: Is that a worm with pecs?
Amy: That's weird, and wrong, and weird.
- Mike Bookseller has this as Mike's standard reaction to some of the more... disturbing selections in the store.
- The Spoony Experiment: Spoony invokes this after seeing a scene in the Ultimate Warrior's Christmas special comic depicting the Ultimate Warrior pulling on Santa Claus' pants while standing over a naked, unconscious, Santa Claus with a strange white substance on him. "He raped Santa!"
- A number Fanfics tackled by the Protectors of the Plot Continuum fall under this heading.
- The podcast Sick and Wrong where, as the title implies, they discuss sick and wrong news from all over the world. It's NSFW.
- On Kim Possible, Ron (and Barkin) would frequently describe squicky things as being "sick and wrong." Really weird stuff would elicit the response "This goes beyond sick and wrong! It's Wrongsick!''"
- On Ed, Edd n Eddy, Edd's response to finding out Ed's parents completely removed the basement stairs solely for the purpose of keeping Ed grounded in "Three Squares and an Ed" is "That's... disturbing." He has a similar reaction in "High-Heeled Ed" to Ed's claim "Sarah likes to watch me eat yogurt from my belly button."
- An episode of SpongeBob SquarePants had Spongebob and Pat see a hibernating Sandy. Spongebob states that they shouldn't disturb her sleeping. Patrick responds, "That's not disturbing. This is disturbing." Patrick promptly folds his back fat to form a face and says, "Hi. Sponge. Bob. My. Name. Is. Pat. Back." Spongebob replies cheerily, "Ha! That is really disturbing!"
- There's an episode of Filmation's Filmations Ghostbusters where Prime Evil is forced to do one good deed in order to gain his powers back. Upon hearing this, he muses, "How disgusting."
- The Simpsons:
- Bart Simpson has this reaction when he hears Ned Flanders singing falsetto.
- Comic Book Guy has a similar reaction when a mechanical hand gives him a wedgie (Long story short, don't mess with Tom Savini).
- South Park: The boys witness an alien orgy:
Joozian #1: Yeah, suck my jagon!
Joozian #2: Yeah! Now you suck on my jagon! Oh yeah!! Stick your finger in my thrusher! Oh yeah, suck it. Suck that jagon!
Stan: Dude, I have no idea what we're seeing right now, but I have a feeling it's really, really wrong.
- The Tick responds with a variable of this line when he's charged with eating a kitten.
- A short part of Robot Chicken's Star Wars sketch includes a bit with Luke and Leia lying in bed, obviously shortly after having sex. Luke looks pleased, while Leia just looks disturbed and finally says "That was so wrong".
- On Phineas and Ferb, when the former realizes that they're in their sister's stomach, the latter's response is that its "wrong on so many levels". When Phineas then realises they're also technically on a date with Jeremy, Ferb repeats the line.
- In the Regular Show episode "Muscle Woman". After Muscle Man and Woman passionately embrace each other and tongue kiss, Rigby says what everybody is thinking.
Rigby: This is the most disturbing day of my life.