->''"Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla."''
-->-- '''Jim Bishop'''

When a teenage girl has a date, the date always comes over to pick her up, and because it takes women forever to get ready, he ends up spending some quality time in the living room with her OverprotectiveDad. Depending who the audience is sympathetic towards, we either watch a domineering tyrant taking this opportunity to brutally intimidate the crap out of the poor kid, or we see a loving and indomitable guardian instill some much-needed restraint into a [[TeensAreMonsters disgusting]] [[HormoneAddledTeenager teenage]] [[AllMenArePerverts male]] -- a vile creature he remembers only too well.

Topics of discussion may include Dad's gun collection, combat experience or prison time, or perhaps the mysterious, unfortunate fates of the daughter's former suitors. The date will become emphatically aware of the daughter's curfew, as well as the fact that he is dating [[DaddysGirl Daddy's Little Girl]], and that [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer if he ever does anything to hurt her]], he will live only long enough to regret it.

Generally, the girl is cheerfully unaware of her father's threatening of her date. Though in modern works, there's an increasing trend towards GenreSavvy girls intentionally leaving Daddy alone with her boyfriend to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this trope.

The name is a pun on PerpSweating, a situation this is probably intentionally meant to echo. A bit of a DeadHorseTrope in fiction these days, as almost all modern instances will be heavily [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]], but it remains TruthInTelevision.
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!!Examples

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* A commercial for a cell phone company has the girl's father showing the suitor his daughter's cell phone contacts. He comments that their entries are next to each other, and it's like "[He's] watching you, ''all the time.''" He continues to mouth "All the time" at the couple as they walk away.
* A commercial for Oscar Meyer deli meats is showing all the times a man says no (before he says yes to Oscar Meyer bacon, of course). A [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy wannabe gangster]] shows up to his door, asking for his daughter. He takes one look at him and says no.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* One episode of ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' features a [[ExaggeratedTrope particularly silly example]], with Maes Hughes telling a group of ''three-year old boys'' playing with his daughter not to "try anything funny", [[OverprotectiveDad all while holding a pistol]] [[PapaWolf and looking threatening.]]
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[[folder:Comedy]]
* Creator/BillEngvall includes this in his stand-up comedy routine, claiming to tell his teenage daughter's new boyfriend, "I've got no problem going ''back'' to prison."
* Phil Jupitus in his ''Quadrophobia'' show:
-->''I've got me own problems. I'm a dad, I've got two daughters, and the other day the eldest brought a boy home for the first time. And I think it's safe to say that I reacted ''quite badly''. She came in and she went "All right, Dad? This is Billy" And I went "''Billy?''" ''[twitch]'' "You go and put the kettle on, darling, while I talk to ''Billy''". She went out of the room, and I went up to this Billy, and I said "If ''you'' so much as ''touch'' her, I'll ''cut'' you". So this Billy starts crying! Still, that's seven-year-olds for you, no spine.''
* Creator/ChristopherTitus had to deal with some of this from his new girlfriend's family - her father was a Marine sniper, and her brothers ''both'' work for Federal agencies. He mentioned their seeing one of his shows where he joked about how, if he screwed up, you'd hear on the news that his body was found in 5 states - "Federal agents [[BlatantLies are baffled]]". Their response? "[[NeverFoundTheBody They'd never find ya.]]"
** And on his first meeting with her father and brother, his parting advice was this.
-->'''Father''': Hey, IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer, just remember - 'One shot, one kill'.
-->'''Brother''': Yeah, and don't bother running! You'd just die tired.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''ComicBook/NewWarriors'', Marvel Boy gets this treatment from Firestar's father on their first date. (The fact that Mr. Jones is a normal human that Marvel Boy could smack down without lifting a finger makes absolutely no difference to the intimidation factor.) She's apparently used to it, only smiling and commenting that he used to be worse.
* In ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' by Fred Perry, Theodore Diggers is the master. As it's put by his adoptive daughter Brittany, "Some dads polish a shotgun in front of their daughters' dates. My dad [[DemonHead magically sets his]] [[FlamingSkulls head on fire]]." He even quips "Mind if I smoke?"
* Done with several entertaining twists in ''SecretSix''; the "twerp" is an good-natured adult lesbian, the "innocent girl" is the team leader and an immortal badass, and the ''very'' "overprotective dad" is ''Bane''.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* A ''ComicStrip/TheKChronicles'' strip starts off with Keith doing this to his mother's date, but then the date starts talking about how much he respects cartoonists and what a shame it is when newspapers cut them. In the last panel, Keith asks the visitor whether he needs a condom.
* Happens to Peter the first time he arrives to take Denise out in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* This trope is incredibly common in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fanfics, with nearly every named character getting in on the action in one fic or another.
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/520796/1/Combined_Force Combined Force]]'' sees Spike and Giles join forces to scare the living daylights out of Dawn's date.
** The series ''The Chosen'' does the same thing with the whole gang; Dawn's date is mostly completely smooth and prepared in the face of all their questions...except when Giles enters and goes a bit Ripper on him.
* {{Gender Flip}}ped ''[[Fanfic/UltimateSpiderWoman Ultimate Spider-Woman: Change with the Light]]''. Instead of the OverprotectiveDad threatening his daughter's potential boyfriend, in this case the OverprotectiveDad is threatening his ''son's potential girlfriend.'' Andrew Reilly hates Mary Jane Watson and bluntly warns her to stay away from his son Ben, threatening to make her life very miserable if she doesn't stop dating him. Ben himself is not amused when he finds out.
* Quite a few 2007 ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie fanfics assume that Ironhide adopts the Lennox family, becoming "Uncle Hyde" to Lennox's baby daughter, even Twerp Sweating her prospective dates. Most of the time he uses a holographic projection (usually of a very big and scary man), but occasionally he Twerp Sweats the hapless boys in his alt mode.
* A memorable ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' fic called ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3477121/1/That-s-My-Story That's My Story]]'' involved Sam Winchester winning an informal dorm competition that ''started'' with a neighbor's crazy father doing this to a boyfriend, and something about a really long multiple-choice test before prom. Then they manage to draw Sam out, and his story has Dean epically trolling some school friend of Sam's who came over to ''do homework,'' with a knife covered in blood and OminousLatinChanting.
-->"And then I jumped up and started yelling at him, but I was yelling ''in Latin'', and he started yelling back, so we were having this huge fight, and in the middle of it Wendell just kind of snuck away and never talked to me again."
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* A good part of the premise of ''Film/MeetTheParents'' was Creator/RobertDeNiro blurring the line between Twerp Sweating and Perp Sweating.
* Subverted in ''Film/{{Twilight}}'' the movie, when Edward is obviously not intimidated by Charlie, Bella's dad. Though Charlie is the ''sheriff'', not to mention cleaning his shotgun at the time... none of that really matters, as it's not at all close to an even match physically or mentally.
* ''Film/UncleBuck''
** A variant appears in this movie, where Buck realizes his niece's boyfriend, Bug, is only interested in sex and sets out to scare him off, constantly talking amiably. It's actually creepy:
-->'''Buck:''' We can talk about burying the hatchet. You know what a hatchet is, don't you, Bug?\\
'''Bug:''' It's an ax?\\
'''Buck:''' Sort of, yeah, yeah. I got one in my car if you'd like to see it.\\
'''Bug:''' I'll pass.\\
'''Buck:''' Fair enough. I like to carry it, you never know when you're going to need it. A situation may come up say for example, someone has been drinking, and about to drive a loved one home, then I'd like to know I have it. Not to kill, no. Just to maim. Take a little off the shoulder. Swish! The elbow. Slash! Shave a little meat off the old kneecap. Fowap! Ooooo! You got both kneecaps? I like to keep mine razor sharp. Sharp enough you can shave with it. Why, I've been known to circumcise a gnat. You're not a gnat are you Bug? Wait a minute, bug, gnat. Is there a little similarity? Whoaaa, I think there is! Ha ha ha. You understand what I'm talking about? I don't think you do. I'll be right back. Heh heh heh heh.
** And when Tia tells Bug that Buck is "all talk", Buck produces the hatchet from the trunk of his car! He later gets to make good on the spirit of his threats (if not the letter) when the kid does turn out to be a slimeball who's only interested in getting it on and takes some liberties with Buck's niece... by practicing his golf. And using the kid as a target.
* One of the absolute best examples is in ''Film/BadBoys 2'' where Marcus and Mike threaten the hell out of Marcus' daughter's date Reggie. ClusterFBomb and NWordPrivileges ahoy. [[BlackComedyRape Mike threatening the poor boy with anal sex]]. Mike then pulls a ''gun'' on him. Reggie looks like he's about to cry by the time Marcus' daughter comes to the door. It must be seen to be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APhw7rju-Co appreciated.]] Even better, [[EnforcedMethodActing the poor boy playing him had no idea what he was in for]]. The fear is quite genuine.
* From ''Film/{{Clueless}}'': "Anything happens to my daughter, I have a .45 and a shovel. I doubt anyone would miss you." Doubly funny because the father spends most of the movie buried in his work. His entire perp-sweating consists of the above line, during a (very) brief break from his work. [[spoiler:Not that he had to worry about [[IncompatibleOrientation that particular guy]].]]
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Castle}}''
** Analyzed and ultimately subverted: Castle gets all excited at the opportunity to terrify his daughter's prom date... but his daughter intercepts him before he can greet her date at the door with a fake severed head. The trope is discussed further when Ryan and Castle reflect on the things the fathers of their prom dates did regarding this trope -- which leads the [[GenreBlindness previously clueless]] Beckett to come to the dawning realization that when she was getting ready for her date, ''this'' is what ''her'' dad was doing.
-->'''Beckett:''' Now you mention it, he looked ''terrified''. All this time, I thought he was scared of ''me''.
** Then played with further in the episode "Punked", when Castle does it by accident. He doesn't realize Alexis's [[GenderBlenderName friend Ashley is a boy]], and walks in waving a very large antique revolver. [[note]] It's related to his current case.[[/note]] The boy is, understandably, rather disconcerted.
** Then Kate's father does it to Castle in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPUnxxZ2L4s deleted scene]]. Though it's mostly Castle's [[DiggingYourselfDeeper fault]]. This is entirely in keeping with Castle's ManChild tendencies - the character is in his late 30s or early 40s, but often acts like someone who would expect to be Twerp Sweated.
* ''{{Cheers}}''.
** In Season One's "The Coach's Daughter", Diane notes that her father was ''very'' prone to this.
* In one episode of ''Series/JustTheTenOfUs'', Wendy recruits a ringer to pass her father's "dinner test", then drive her to meet her real date. All the sisters want to actually date the ringer, as he is played by a young, charming Matthew Perry.
* ''Series/EightSimpleRules''. Number Six: "No complaining while you're waiting for her. If you're bored, change my oil."
* Done once with style in ''Series/HannahMontana'' where after very blatantly hitting on Miley while her dad is in the room, then insulting Robbie Ray's choice of guitars, the date manages to announce that he's not afraid to say that Hannah Montana sucks, prompting Robbie Ray to comment, "Well waddya know, [[OpenMouthInsertFoot the boy's got]] ''[[OpenMouthInsertFoot three]]'' [[OpenMouthInsertFoot feet!"]]
* Parodied in ''Series/{{Angel}}'', when Angel and Doyle take the opportunity to do this to one of Cordelia's dates... in order to rile ''Cordelia''.
* In one episode of ''Series/{{CHiPs}}'', the captain's adult daughter comments to her father about the habit he had of greeting her dates while cleaning his gun.
* ''Series/LieToMe'': Emily Lightman is the sixteen-year-old daughter of the world's foremost expert on [[LivingLieDetector deception]], Cal Lightman. She expects her father to pull something like this on her date for the evening, so she makes him promise not to use any "covert tactics" to freak out the guy. But, since she never said anything about ''overt'' tactics:
-->'''Cal:''' (''opening the door'') Hi, Dan!\\
'''Dan:''' Hi, Doctor Lightman.\\
'''Cal:''' Are you going to try and have sex with my daughter tonight, Dan?
* Done in ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'' when Carmen's first boyfriend is at her house. George tells him that he will be watching him everywhere. Done with another boyfriend when he says that he has another boyfriend buried under the roses and that's what makes them bloom, causing the kid to run out of the backyard. Done again with Carmen's boyfriend Jason, when they interview him but can't find anything wrong with him.
* ''Series/ModernFamily'':
** Dylan is sitting (uncomfortably) on the couch with Phil, waiting for Haley, watching baseball. Phil makes a comment about one of the players being "stuck at second base, and thinking about trying to steal third, which is just a terrible idea" then turns to him and asks how things are going with Haley. Phil may or may not have even realized the double entendre, but Claire, in the background, seems pleased to see Dylan squirm awkwardly.
** In the pilot, Phil explains his technique of acting perfectly friendly to his daughter's boyfriends, except for giving them a cold, dead stare. He doesn't pull it off as well as he thinks.
* On ''TheWestWing'', the first time President Bartlet's daughter Zoey brought a boy home, he was greeted with the immortal line, "Just remember these two things: She's nineteen years old, and the 82nd Airborne works for ''me''." And when Ellie sent her (rather weedy-looking and nervous) fiance to meet the father, Bartlet "just happened" to be flanked by all of the joint chiefs of staff.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''. In "The Caretaker" the Doctor is being a JerkAss towards the boyfriend of his current companion. We're meant to believe this is down to jealousy, but the boyfriend realises it's because the Doctor is worried he's not good enough for her. He helps to save the world by the end of the episode, so the Doctor grudging accepts he's good enough.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Subject of the Rodney Atkins song "CleaningThisGun (Come On In Boy):"
-->''Come on in boy, sit on down and tell me about yourself\\
So you like my daughter, do you now? Yeah, we think she's somethin' else\\
She's her daddy's girl, her momma's world\\
She deserves respect, that's what she'll get\\
Now, ain't it son?\\
Y'all run along and have some fun\\
I'll see you when you get back, bet I'll be up all night\\
Still cleaning this gun''
* The subject of Jens Lekman's "A Postcard to Nina", except the tension is because he doesn't want to reveal that he's TheBeard.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad'': [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/tgs15.html "So okay, Romeo. You think you're so great? Captain of the basketball force? You lay one finger on my daughter, I gut you like sheep."]]
** Unlike most examples, however, he actually follows through. Under a minute after giving the threat, no less.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Crops up in ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'' to the point of deconstruction; the father is a government agent, and plans on using his [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections connections]] to commit [[ValuesDissonance privacy invasion]] on a massive scale and follow him ''very'' closely. [[SecretTestOfCharacter Or was it?]]
--> '''Yuki's Father''': ''*Handing his daughter the phone after [[OverlyLongGag 3 comics' worth]] [[FunnyBackgroundEvent of threats]]*'' He didn't hang up.
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'': Larissa's boyfriend braces for this when her father [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/05/17/0377-serious-talk/ wants a talk with him]], but the father is all too happy she's dating a nerdy nice guy and gives him tips on how to avoid sinking the relationship instead.
* [[http://www.misfile.com/?date=2013-03-18 Ash's father]] in ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' uses a sausage and a pair of scissors to tell Rumsiel why sleeping with Ash would be a bad idea.
* In a Crossover between EerieCuties and MagickChicks, Melissa's "Daddy", Dakota, does this to Ace, offering to show off "his" sword collection.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Sent up in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' when Peter poses as a teenager and has a date with a high-school girl.
* Also parodied in ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' when Princess Clara gives Captain Hero this treatment when he is about to date her cousin.
* Inverted on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' when Seymour Skinner twerp-sweats his ''mother'''s date.
* Slight variation in ''WesternAnimation/LucyDaughterOfTheDevil''. In the first episode, Lucy's date is made to wait in the living room while her father (literally Satan) distracts her with a phone call so he can telepathically induce her pet hellhound to convince her date to jump out of the window in her honor, a la the nanny in ''Film/TheOmen1976''.
* Non-date example: Trent has been unsuccessful in calling ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' (alas, it was just to help him buy Jane a birthday present) and shows up at her house. Before Daria comes down, he undergoes a bit of this from a befuddled and suspicious Jake (as Daria simply doesn't get "gentleman callers" while her sister Quinn has one every night), which all just confuses Trent.
* Happens to [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Danny]] when he goes to pick up Paulina for the dance and her very large and scary looking father answers the door.
--> "If you upset her, we're going to have a very long, ''violent'' talk."
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Surveys suggest that most parents aren't actually too worked up about their teenage children dating (provided this is at a reasonable age), but some parents still do invoke this trope. Especially the dreaded "what are your intentions?" question. There is ''no'' right answer.
* Some US presidents have used ''the Secret Service'' to do this. [[ThePresidentsDaughter That must be fun.]]
-->"Sasha and Malia are huge fans, but boys, don't get any ideas. Two words for you: [[DeathFromAbove Predator drones]]. You will never see it coming. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWKG6ZmgAX4 ...you think I'm joking?]]" --UsefulNotes/BarackObama, to Music/TheJonasBrothers
* A questionnaire once stated that to test your daughter's new boyfriend, you are supposed to stare at him for an uncomfortably long amount of time. If he nervously breaks eye contact, you have established dominance and he passes the test. If he stares back at you, you have a problem.
* Just keep it short, sweet and simple. "She cries, you die...have a good time!"
* Doctors and veterinarians have been known to sharpen their personal necropsy kits at the particular part of the evening when the boyfriend comes to pick up the doctor's daughter but before she's ready. Suffice to say, the large, ludicrously sharp blades leave a very lasting impression.
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