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  • 101 Dalmatians: The Series: Cadpig believes in world peace and preaches non-violent solutions to problems but then beats up other dogs for insulting her friends or family members or attacks Cruella right after stating her opposition to violence.

  • In The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius TV special "Win, Lose and Kaboom!", Sheen is constantly annoyed by another galactic race called the Needleheads whose honking drives him crazy — even though they sound exactly like him. Helps that like Sheen, they're also voiced by Jeff Garcia.
  • Adventure Time: In "Too Young", the Earl of Lemongrab is watching Peppermint Butler scream in agony after a drop of spicy serum lands in his eye. Lemongrab, who has No Indoor Voice, bangs the table, and shrieks "STOP SCREAMING!! WHY ARE YOU SCREAMING?!"
  • Aladdin: The Series: In "The Ethereal", while Genie prepares to cook the giant scorpions, one of the scorpions corner Abu and Iago, who are shaking in fear, with Iago shouting "I'm too beautiful to die! Aah!". Then when Genie grabs the scorpion with a ladle, Iago scolds Abu for being so scared.
  • American Dad! makes use of this liberally as with most animated shows.
    Stan: There are still a few voters who doubt I'd be a trustworthy leader. So let's lock our alien back in that mechanical teat sucker and make more brainwashing potato salad!
    • Another examples is where Steve and the gang try to get his now morbidly obese neighbor out of bed after his wife died, after the event his friend Barry states "fat people make me sick!"; this is ironic considering he is probably the fattest student in their school.
      • Another instance, where Stan brings in Whitney Houston to sing Francine's favorite song, having to bribe her with crack: she sings "they can't take away my dignity", and then immediately faceplants trying to grab said crack.
      • "Do I look like I'm made of money?" Said while Stan is wearing a money suit.
      • When Stan was upset that Francine wasn't the real prom queen and she sarcastically suggests that he take the real one to the dance instead which he gladly does, later she confronts him about it and says "I was being sarcastic, or don't you get sarcasm genius?" and Stan replies "I think I get sarcasm and I'm hardly a genius, but thank you that was awfully sweet of you".
    • Even Hayley isn't so different from her dad in the early seasons. In one episode, she complains about how the mall is making people materialistic, greedy, and corporate as she complains it in her Blackberry.
    • In another episode Hayley, who's at a refugee camp, berates people for having a big feast while people in third-world countries are starving, in the next scene Hayley is seen eating roast beef.
    • Two episodes later, Hayley reprimands Stan for insulting Steve's overweight girlfriend by telling him that people who are overweight have a hard time already being disgusting.
    • In one Cutaway Gag, a Muslim man orders his wife to get him a beer, which is haram, but then orders her to follow Islamic law herself by covering up her eyes with her hijab, despite the fact that Muslim women aren't required to wear the hijab in their own home.
  • Animaniacs:
    • Minerva Mink considers herself So Beautiful, It's a Curse. Her segments in the show and comic books all see her trying to get something ordinary done (like going grocery shopping or filing her taxes), but can't because every male nearby is hooting and fawning over her, leading to dismissive responses from her. The humor comes from Minerva being Not So Above It All, because when Minerva sees an attractive male she likes, she ends up going into the same hooting and fawning routine, and getting the same dismissive responses.
    • A Running Gag is that Dot always disparages Yakko and Wakko for getting constantly distracted by attractive women, such as Hello Nurse... yet she does the exact same thing whenever an attractive man walks by.
    • In the first episode of the reboot, the final segment spends its entire time mocking the idea of reboots through song before Yakko gives a somber message about how reboots is just creative sterility. A split second later, the camera pulls out to show the siblings all in Hulu-themed outfits, getting a check for the reboot and having a bunch of money fall behind them. Wakko, then, says that when they do it, it's cool because they know they're selling out.
  • Archer: Sterling Archer. Bing. Bang. Boom. There are way too many examples to list to give justice, considering hypocrisy encompasses Archer's ENTIRE persona. But still..
    • "Space Race: Part 2": Cyril is about to land the shuttle, after piloting all of re-entry, with everyone onboard, and ironically being the only one qualified to do so, since he was the sole person to get time on the simulator. Archer suddenly tries to grab the stick:
      Everyone: NO! WHAT THE HELL!!! etc.
      Lana: Archer, you had, like, an actual moment of self-awareness, in space! So-
      [Archer proceeds to wrestle the flight controls from Cyril, thus it all goes to FUBAR.
      Archer: Actually,'s all you buddy. You got it.
      [You know what happens next.]
    • And there's this from "Skytanic":
      Archer: There's your bomber.
      Malory: Who?
      Lana: What?
      Archer: That guy. Beardsley McTurbanhead.
      Malory: You idiot. That's Sandu Singh, the billionaire investor. He's a Sikh.
      Archer: Oh, so if he's not a Muslim he just gets a pass? Well, that's called profiling, mother, and I don't do it!
  • Master Shake from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
    Shake: (sitting in Carl's pool) Carl is so annoying! He just struts around like he owns the place!
    Frylock: Because he does own it!
  • Arthur: The episode "For Whom the Bell Tolls" has Arthur expressing joy at D.W. losing her voice, but now has to tend to his sister until she gets better. Throughout the episode, Francine berates Arthur for not treating his sister's affliction with more tact, but considering that Francine of all people was doing it, it was only a matter of time before she would be called out on her hypocrisy, which Arthur does late into the episode. She doesn't admit to it, however.
  • The Avatar: The Last Airbender episode "The Ember Island Players" provided the perfect set up for tons upon tons of Hypocritical Humor: "How could you say that?"
    • ...Except for Toph. The entire first half of the episode is clearly setting up a Hypocritical Humor moment for her, since she found everyone else's (fairly insulting) portrayals to be spot on and was laughing her ass off at everyone's reactions to the actors' performances — except that when the actor who plays her turns out to be a huge, well-muscled guy, she declares that she couldn't have cast it better herself.
    • There's also a scene in the episode "City of Walls and Secrets" where Toph criticizes the rest of the Gaang's lack of proper manners while picking her nose and belching. When called on it, she points out she was taught high class manners and chooses to ignore them.
    • In "The Waterbending Scroll" when the pirates' ship gets stolen by the Gaang, Zuko finds it hilarious. When the pirates steal his ship in turn, he is far less amused.
  • In the Avengers Assemble:
    • In the Secret Wars episode "Under the Spell of the Enchantress", Enchantress puts Ms Marvel and Captain Marvel in an arena where they have to fight a monstrous Snowlem. When they win, she exclaims "They destroyed my snowman! What sort of monsters would do that?" Not only has she already destroyed one of her snowlem servants just to demonstrate her power, but she's so upset about the Marvels winning that she immediately backhandedly obliterates another one.
    • In the Black Panthers Quest episode "The Vibranium Curtain, Part 2", Klaw helps the Vulture escape from prison in exchange for vibranium. Vulture immediately turns on Klaw when things go bad, and when Klaw protests they had a deal, he says his part of the deal was to give him the vibranium, which he did. When the heroes defeat him he starts screaming for Klaw to help him, since they had a deal.

  • Memorably in an episode of Batman: The Animated Series, The Joker dumps a random reporter into the same vat of chemicals that he was dumped in. After said reporter becomes The Creeper, he tracks the Joker down and starts harassing the poor guy, and starts hitting on Harley Quinn like there's no tomorrow. Hypocritical for two reasons. One, the Creeper's one-sided crush is exactly like Harley Quinn's crush on the Joker. Two, eventually, the Joker is on his knees begging Batman to put him in Arkham because, in the Joker's words, "HE'S A LUNATIC!" That's right. The Joker called someone a lunatic. The latter also happens in the earlier episode "Joker's Favor". When faced with an explosives-wielding Charlie Collins who seems poised to give him an utterly inglorious death, the Joker exclaims "You're crazy!" Charlie replies, "I had a good teacher!"
  • In The Beatles episode "Hold Me Tight," a policeman interrogates George and Ringo about a man they thought had a bomb with which to blow up the Statue of Liberty (turns out it was just a sandwich). When George stammers that he thought the guy was a foreign spy, the policeman — in stereotypical Irish brogue —tells George "That's no Texas twang you've got, buster!"
  • Ben 10:
    • In a What If? episode where Gwen found the Omnitrix instead, Ben spends the whole day criticizing her goofing out with it, which is exactly what he does.
    • In the Ultimate Alien episode "Hero Time", Captain Nemesis imitates Ben's Transformation Name Announcement after watching Ben do it as Four Arms.
      Four Arms: Why are you shouting your name out? It's stupid.
  • Big City Greens: In "Green Streets" when Cricket realizes a litterbug is trashing the city, he convinces Keys to toughen up and imprison that litterbug for life. But when he realizes he was the litterbug all along, he quickly rethinks his decision.
  • Bobby's World: When at the hospital waiting for the twins to be born,an expectant father receives news that he has also had twins. Teddie then proceeds to tell him about a cousin who went through the same thing(three years with no sleep,hair loss,eventually ending up in a mental hospital....). When Howard comes out and announces the twins'birth,Teddie starts to heap congratulations on him,going so far as to call the birth a "double blessing".
  • Bob's Burgers: In "Bed and Breakfast", one of Linda's guests is an entomologist named Javed who keeps calling Linda crazy... while talking to his collection of beetles.
  • In the first episode of BoJack Horseman, BoJack tells Diane Nguyen that his rival Mr. Peanutbutter (who's a dog) has a Dom Com called Mr. Peanutbutter's Housenote , which BoJack remarks that it's a stupid idea for a sitcom, although his sitcom Horsin' Around has a similar premise.
  • The Boondocks makes frequent use of it, right from the very first episode:
    Granddad: Y'all need to start appreciating your granddaddy! I went and spent your inheritance on this beautiful house in this neighborhood! And all I ask you to do is act like you got some class...
    Riley: Ay, what's "class"?
    Huey: It means don't act like niggas.
    Granddad: See! That's what I'm talking about right there! We don't use the N-word in this house!
    Huey: Granddad, you said the word "nigga" 47 times yesterday. I counted.
    Granddad: Nigga, hush!
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command:
    • "Rescue Mission" has some very hideous alien customers complain about being grossed out by finding bugs in their food.
    • In "Holiday Time", when Buzz points out that belief in the holiday spirit is something that XR must decide for himself, he then tells XR that he must believe and that's an order.

  • In the Centaurworld episode "The Key", Horse tries to explain who her rider is to the rest of the herd, who have never seen a human — when she mentions how her rider would sit on top of her, Ched interrupts by saying that sounds stupid... while he's riding on top of Durpleton's head.
  • In Central Park, Season 1 "Garbage Ballet", Cole spends the entire day trying to stop Paige from killing any rats in their home and tells them they don't deserve to die. But when Paige and Cole sees a swarm of rats in their basement and they run out in terror, Cole doesn't care about the rats anymore and wants them all dead.
  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers:
    • In one episode a Shapeshifting alien impersonates Dale and the others need to Spot the Imposter. Dale then exposes the alien by showing him his favorite food, upon which the alien forgets everything, loses the disguise, and runs for the food. Upon seeing this, Monty comments: "Disgusting the way some people lose control". This is coming from a character whose Running Gag is being addicted to cheese, which oftentimes gets him and others into trouble ("Mind Your Cheese and Q's" best illustrates this).
    • This similar scenario also happened on the episode "Chocolate Chips" where Dale smells chocolate and goes into the same cheese-attack style trance that Monty does (with Monty saying the same thing about how he hates it when other people lose control of themselves over food).
  • The Cleveland Show:
    • From "Love Rollercoaster":
    Roberta: I need to update my Facebook page with these slammin' pictures of me in my new bikini.
    Cleveland: Facebook is a joke. You know who is my "friend" on Facebook? Margaret Cho. A woman I have not met, nor wish to ever meet, is somehow a friend of mine. Puh-lease! I also don't need your stupid status updates. "Ooh, Betsy Sherman is excited to watch Heroes!" Go suck an egg, Betsy!
    You know what? I need to Twitter that! [Takes out phone] "Go... suck... an egg... Betsy.
    • On the episode "Mr. and Mrs. Brown", Junior and Rallo are each accused of stealing a chocolate bar and are sentenced to mock house arrest, Junior selects the Judy Blume book Blubber and remarks about the eponymous character being overweight despite Junior ironically being heavy himself.
      Junior: Blubber (giggles) What a fat-ass!'
      • Earlier in the same episode, Cleveland decides to play football with a group of other men, Roberta points out that Cleveland he would get winded just opening his e-mail, Junior then cracks up laughing and struggles to catch his breath.
    • In another episode, Cleveland's dad Freight Train begins bonding with Junior and spoils him with his betting earnings. Freight Train refers to Cleveland as "Jabba The Gut" to which Cleveland states that Junior weighs more than he does; Freight Train scolds Cleveland for commenting about Junior's weight.
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog:
  • The Critic:
    • In the episode "Sherman, Woman and Child", Duke Phillips is impressed with Alice not being an unflattering Southern stereotype. After he says this, the wall opens up to reveal Country Bears-esque animatronics who proclaim they like to drink moonshine.
    • In the first episode, Jay begs his girlfriend to not leave him then sees another man begging to his girlfriend and comments "What a loser."
  • In The Crumpets episode "Road Stories", Caprice and Granny are caught by police for scamming their world voyage on a reality game TV show. They also committed other crimes including unintentionally keeping a zoo's stolen penguins, due to Caprice's brother hiding himself and his stolen penguins (which were saved from being sold to a laboratory) in their van. To render themselves innocent to the rest of the world, Caprice delivers a speech saying they kidnapped the penguins to stop animal cruelty and remind viewers to love animals. Afterwards, one of the penguins hugs Caprice, to which it disgusts her and throws it to the van, upsetting the viewers before the suspects go to prison.

  • Dan Vs. has this little gem. Chris and Dan are working at a mall, and Chris sees Elise doing some Christmas shopping, so he decides to spy on her.
    Chris: I'm going to go see what [Elise] is getting me for Christmas.
    Dan: Chris, that's not in the Christmas spirit. Now come and help me annihilate Santa.
  • Danny Phantom:
    • "Fright Night" has Jack Fenton, who wears an orange jumpsuit 24/7, ask this about Tucker going trick-or-treating.
    Jack Fenton: Isn't he a little old to be walking around in public in a stupid costume?
    • In "Maternal Instinct", Jack responds to his wife Maddie lamenting on how she misses spending time with their son Danny when he was younger by pointing out that all children have to grow up sometime, then goes back to playing with toys of himself and a ghost.
    Jack Fenton: Curse you, Jack Fenton! You've defeated me once again! Haha!
  • Daria: This situation is most relevant in the episode "Lucky Strike", in where Ms. Li accuses Daria of telling her Mom on her and forcing the Principal on firing one of the substitute teachers in the legal fashion. Ms. Li did make Daria into the 2nd substitute teacher replacement by the way.
    Ms. Li: If someone asked me to teach a class, I'd be honored. Besides, we wouldn't be in this fix if it weren't for your mother.
    Daria: Yeah, hire one pedophile and she gets all bent out of shape. Besides, I'm not thinking of me. I'm thinking of the children.
  • In the Darkwing Duck episode "Ghoul of my Dreams," who complains about Darkwing crashing his motorcycle into a lamppost? None other than Disney's most legendary Captain Crash Launchpad McQuack ("If it's got wings, I can crash it!")!
  • In one episode of Dave the Barbarian, Fang claims that she's "not a monkey!". Fang then spots bananas on a tree and jumps up and down like a monkey.
  • The Deputy Dawg cartoon "The Yoke's On You" has Muskie Muskrat reading the sign on the hen house fence out loud — "Keep Out, This Means You" — then turning to the camera and saying "Now ol' Deputy Dawg knows I can't read writin'!"
  • The Dick Tracy Show: In "The Elephant Caper", Joe Jitsu pretends to be a hotel bellhop delivering water and hay to the room where Sketch Paree and the Mole are holding a foreign dignitary's elephant for ransom. When Joe slips a note under the door that says "No tip, no delivery," Sketch grouses "These bellhops. All they think about is money!"
  • Donald Duck: "Cured Duck" has Donald trying to get back in Daisy's good graces after a particularly destructive temper tantrum on Don's part. After managing to cure himself with the help of a mail-order "temper machine", Donald cheeses Daisy off by laughing at her garish new hat, whereupon Daisy loses her temper and gives Donald a savage, off-screen beating.
  • Used extensively on Drawn Together, in conjunction with its excessive amounts of racial jabs. For example, after foiling the Board of Education's evil plan to make black people fail their SAT tests by distracting them with grape-menthol flavored pencils (itself a parody of a well-known conspiracy theory), Foxxy proclaims that no one would be stupid enough to fall for such a thing. Needless to say, she has an entire box of said pencils in her mouth before the end of the episode.
  • The first episode of Dr. Zitbag's Transylvania Pet Shop, "Welcome to the Transylvania Pet Shop", has a scene where Dr. Zitbag talks to himself and says that he can't be crazy because crazy people talk to themselves.


  • The Fairly OddParents! had a (probably) unintentional example during the "Channel Chasers" movie in which they had a scene mocking The Simpsons also giving it a not-so subtle Take That! with "Is every adult in this show a moron?". After all we all know how intelligent the adults can be in this show.
  • Family Guy:
    • You can find Hypocritical Humor right in the opening song. As any longtime viewer of the show knows, it has all of the things they're complaining about ("violence in movies and sex on TV") and none of the things they're praising ("good old-fashioned values on which we used to rely").
    • In "Believe It or Not, Joe's Walking on Air", Cleveland criticises the Scrubs cutaways for being stupid and irrelevant, even though stupid and irrelevant cutaways make up a good amount of any Family Guy episode (which they lampshade a moment later with a cutaway of Hitler juggling fish while on a unicycle). However, the cutaway later gets worked into the show properly, and Peter points out the subversion, saying "See? We had a plan for that all along."
    • The first Star Wars parody episode includes Peter as Han Solo/Harrison Ford, introducing himself as the "only actor whose career wasn't destroyed by this movie." This despite the fact that Carrie Fisher was voicing a recurring character in other episodes, and Mark Hamill (who reportedly took offense to that line) has been a somewhat prolific and acclaimed voice actor at least since The '90s. That could just be a very subtle and Genius Bonus form of Self-Deprecation, another form of humor Family Guy revels in.
    • The Thanksgiving episode where Brian asks Ida Quagmire how she's feels about Kevin Swanson's desertion from the army saying "she's the only one who understands what it is truly like." We get this little gem.
      Ida: No, Brian, I do not understand Kevin's choice and I do not support it.
      Brian: Okay, well that's just some dumb drag queen.
    • In the episode "He's Too Sexy for his Fat", Lois is furious that Peter is going to great lengths to make himself handsome instead of accepting who he is while he pushes Chris away (Chris is trying to lose weight), but Lois quickly gives in to her horny temptations as she stares at Peter's sexy and chiseled ass. Brian calls her out on it, which causes Lois to ask if she is a bad person. Brain simply says that yes she is. This gets dropped quickly when Peter's jerkass levels shoot up and becomes more narcissistic.
    • When Peter gets a vasectomy and stops having sex with Lois, Lois gains a ton of weight to fill the void of not having sex. Peter takes notice and starts making fun of Lois being fat. Lois calls Peter out on being such a hypocrite since he was always obese, but Peter being Peter says "Lois, men aren't fat. Only fat women are fat!"
    • In "Mother Tucker" Tom Tucker dates Thelma and acts as Peter's dad. In the end he realizes that he can't make Jake share his father with him and tells Tom to spend time with his real son. Peter concludes that he learned something about parenting and then tells Chris to leave him alone.
    • In "Halloween On Spooner Street", Lois gets angry at Chris because his Bill Cosby costume uses blackface, which she deems racist. She then tells him to go put on the Indian headdress she made for him.
    • In "Quagmire's Dad", Brian is complaining that no one is asking him about his time at the seminar he was just at. When Meg asks him just that, Brian turns her away.
    • In "The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire", there's a cutaway where Cleveland and Quagmire are dressed as the Ferstrunk Brothers from Saturday Night Live's "Two Wild & Crazy Guys" skit at a laundromat, then Peter walks in dressed as a Conehead and tells them "You guys look stupid."
    • In “An App A Day”, Herbert judges Chris for being a sex offender, despite he’s worse than Chris.
    • When Brian goes door to door to sign a petition to legalize gay marriage, Herbert calls him a "pervert".
  • Futurama:
    • From "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings"
    Robot Devil: Your lyrics lack subtlety. You can't just have your characters announce how they feel! That makes me feel angry!
    • Also from "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings":
      Robot Devil: Can I please have my hands back?
      Fry: No!
      Robot Devil: You're not nice!
    • "Fry and Leela's Big Fling":
      Bender: After they said I have an obnoxious ego!? Me, the magnificent Bender!?
    • "Mobius Dick":
      Amy: This is all Obsessie Bessie's fault!
      Leela: For the last time, I'm not obsessed. I just want this whale to die-DIE-DIE!
    • Also:
      Fry: Is he genetically engineered?
      Professor: Oh please, that's preposterous science fiction mumbo jumbo. Guenther's intelligence actually lies in his electronium hat, which harnesses the power of sunspots to produce cognitive radiation.
    • And...
      "I am The Man With No Name...Zapp Brannigan at your service!"
    • "Time Keeps on Slippin'":
      Child: Stupid senior citizens. Why should we have to pay for their Social Security benefits?
      [the child and his friend undergo an isolated time skip, advancing to elderly age]
      Same child, now older: I deserve free money!
    • In "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid", Fry shouts at the dumbed-down New New Yorkers to "Stop acting so stupid!" ...through the wrong end of a megaphone.
    • "The Route Of All Evil":
      Dwight: I heard alcohol makes you stupid.
      Fry: No I'm...doesn't!
    • "My Three Suns," when Bender's secret love of cooking is revealed, to his embarrassment:
      Fry: It's okay, Bender, I like cooking too.
      Bender: Pansy.
    • "The Series Has Landed":
      Bender: I guess a robot would have to be crazy to wanna be a folk singer.
    • In The Cryonic Woman when Fry gets his career chip installed into his hand he cries out in pain, Leela chastises him for it, calling him a baby, only to cry out in pain herself when she gets hers installed.
    • In “Rage Against the Vaccine” when the citizens are complaining about the virus restrictions, a rich man based off Thurston Howell III from Gilligan’s Island says “this confounded mask is destroying my lungs” while he proceeds to smoke a cigarette that fills up the room with smoke.

  • The Garfield Show: The "Mean Machine" special has Eddie Gourmand, an obese food critic who wears a pink checkered jacket, encounter his own robot double and deride him for needing to lose some weight and having a tacky fashion sense.
  • Gravity Falls:
    • "Headhunters": When the twins realize that Toby Determined didn't destroy the Wax Stan statue, he says "Boy, I'd be pretty embarrassed if I was you two", even though he's been found kissing a cardboard cutout of Shandra Jimenez.
    • Soos claims that the titular role-playing game from "Dungeons, Dungeons & More Dungeons" is for nerds, then runs off to start a LARP session with his even nerdier friends.
    • In "Weirdmaggeddon Part 1", after seeing Bill Cipher, Lazy Susan, who always has one eye shut, says "One-eyed things are weird". Grenda also says, "We don't like out-of-towners", when her friend Mabel is from California, and her boyfriend Marius is from Austria.
  • From The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy episode "Modern Primitives" when Billy asks his dad Harold if he could keep a caveman (Fred Flintstone) as a pet he replies with:
    Harold: I don't think your mother would want a filthy, (shows a close up of his disgusting hairy body as he sniffs his armpit while flies buzz around him) disgusting, (shows a close up of his warty nose with snot dripping from it) disease ridden Neanderthal living in her house (Proceeds to enter the house followed by a trail of his body odor and a swarm of flies).

  • The Head: There's an early episode that has Ray going to the Statue of Liberty where a tour guide's talking about how great diversity is. Then immediately Roy gets recognized as an alien and spends the whole next episode being chased by a literal torch-wielding mob of tourists trying to kill him.
  • Hey Arnold!:
    • In "Arnold's Valentine", Helga gets mad at Arnold for sneaking out of their date to go see his crush, Ruth (who he also happened to have a date with at the restaurant across the street.) and says "If there's one thing I can't stand, it's someone not being honest about who they are." Helga was impersonating Arnold's French pen pal Cecile, who just so happens to show up at this moment.
    • In "Helga's Masquerade", Harold makes fun of Helga's Big Ol' Unibrow even though he has one too.
    • In "Rhonda Goes Broke", Rhonda chides Nadine for wearing the same shoes all the time and that she should have a three day rotation. All of the characters, Rhonda included, have a Limited Wardrobe.
    • In "Gerald's Tonsils" Gerald tries to practice singing with with his new post-tonsillectomy voice and a kid overhears him and makes fun of it, saying he has a "crazy voice." The kid has a very annoying and nasally voice himself.
    • "Girl Trouble" features this classic bit from Pookie.
      Pookie: Just remember, Arnold. Violence is not the answer.
      [she karate chops a watermelon to slice it, hard enough to splatter some of it across the wall]
    • After three sabotage attempts by Helga towards Olga and Lila, Helga finds Arnold behind her and yells, "What are you doing, football head; are ya stalking me or something!?" and this comes from Helga of all people.
  • In the Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi episode "Manga Madness, there's this exchange:
    Ami: Thank goodness we're back in Japan, we can catch up on all the manga and anime we've missed.
  • In the House of Mouse short "Donald's Double Date", Daisy asks Donald to build her a brick fence because...
    Daisy: My nosey neighbor, Clara Cluck, always catches me when I look in her windows.
    • In an episode where Max is learning to drive, he cuts Cruella de Vil off and she yells "Watch it, you maniac!" at him. Cruella de Vil is the last person to criticize anyone's driving.

  • An episode of Jimmy Two-Shoes has Lucius telling his son "There's just some things you can't make happen." Immediately afterward he has the mountain outside his window moved to the left, and then orders the destruction of one of the three suns because three is too many.
  • Johnny Bravo:
    • In "Doomates", Johnny objects to his mom putting a V-chip into the TV and blocking out the shows he wants to watch by demanding that he is a grown man and that his mother must therefore treat him as such. No sooner than his mother refuses to let him have his way does Johnny then start crying and throwing a tantrum like a child.
    • In the episode "Welcome Back, Johnny", Johnny learns he has to repeat the fourth grade and says "I don't want to be stuck in a room with a bunch of whiny, immature brats" while throwing a childish temper tantrum.
    • In "Look Who's Drooling", Carl reprimands Pops for talking to the de-aged Johnny as if he was an ordinary baby by saying he shouldn't patronize him. Immediately afterwards, Carl starts playing with Johnny's toes and talking to him like he was any other infant as well.
  • In an episode of Johnny Test, Hugh Test is berating his daughters for having invented something as potentially dangerous as an alchemy machine — while he's gleefully using said machine to turn the cutlery and the contents of his toolbox into gold.
  • Justice League Unlimited:
    • In "Flash and Substance", four of Flash's Rogues Gallery meet in a Bad Guy Bar and Mirror Master makes a comment about how they are the hardest men in town... At which point their drink orders are revealed as, respectively, an Arnold Palmer, a Cherry Coke, a decaf soy latte, and a glass of milk. The other Rogues look at Captain Cold (who ordered the milk) oddly, as if his order were the only odd one out (he explains that his ulcer has been acting up), turning what would otherwise be a good example of Frothy Mugs of Water into a stellar example of this trope. This of course, ignores the bonus pun about Mirror Master's use of vernacular; mirrors are generally not hard at all.
    • In the same episode, Trickster prefaces his plan to kill Flash by saying it's "nothing as stupid as a giant boomerang," a direct jab at Captain Boomerang's just-failed plan. Instead it involves four hundred greased cases of fake dog vomit, and Plan B involves fifty thousand rotten eggs and a chainsaw.
    • In another episode, Flash and Elongated Man were complaining about not being taken seriously by everyone else. While playing Brawlin' Bots.

  • Kim Possible:
    • In "October 31st", Drakken, Shego, and Duff Killigan expressed their disappointment towards Kim for lying. They are mind you, Card Carrying Villains and they reacted as if Kim had personally offended them!
      Killigan: She'll have to work long and hard to regain my trust!
    • In "The Twin Factor", Kim describes the mind control chips as "ferociously unethical". At the end of the episode, she's using them on the Tweebs to get them to go to sleep.
    • In "Gorilla Fist", when Kim, while following Ron and Yori to find out what they're up to, arrives at Monkey Fist's treehouse in the Amazon, only to discover that they've left for Arizona:
      Kim: Is this Yori girl dragging him all over the world?
      Wade: Sound familiar?
    • In "Rewriting History", Drakken finds mail in a timeshare lair addressed to "DeMenz":
      Shego: Doy! That's Dementor's real name.
      Drakken: He uses a fake name?
      Shego: (sarcastically) Yeah, can you imagine, Drew Lipsky?
  • King of the Hill:
    • After Hank's been Mistaken for Racist, the church congregation tries to tell Hank that bigotry and intolerance is wrong by singing around a cross on Hank's lawn.
    • In another episode Hank and Peggy argue about Bobby's strange behavior and that he will never fully grow up because of Peggy's constant babying him, at the end of the argument she says "I do not baby him!", a couple seconds later she turns to Bobby and says in baby talk "Who wants a hot fudge sundae?!".
    • In "To Kill A Ladybird" Hank and Bobby visit a pet store to get medicine for Ladybird, Bobby wants to get a frisby for Bandit a raccoon he "adopted" as a pet, Hank makes Bobby put it back saying how much the store overprices those things then moments later asks a clerk how much it would cost to put Ladybird's picture on a coffee mug.
    • Heck, much of the humor from Hank's character is built around hypocritical humor, namely in how he'll approve of something if it involves Ladybird, propane, beer, or football that he would never, ever approve of otherwise.
    • One episode reveals that the football team who beat Hank and friends' team in the championships comes back every year on the anniversary of the game to gloat and harass them. Hank gets so frustrated with this that he reunites the team and challenges their rivals to a rematch. Hank's team wins, and the end of the episode shows that they began engaging in exactly the same kind of gloating.
    • In "The Arrowhead", Hank finds a Native American arrowhead on his lawn and asks John Redcorn how much he thinks it's worth. Redcorn very severely tells Hank that it's wrong to take another man's property...when suddenly Nancy, Dale's wife, says "Come Back to Bed, Honey" from inside the house. Redcorn blushes, hands the arrowhead back to Hank while saying "Well, food for thought" and retreats back inside.

  • Commonly used (along with every other broad humor trope known to man) in Looney Tunes:
    • In the early Bugs Bunny short "Elmer's Pet Rabbit", Bugs Bunny says he'll chomp starve before he chomp chomp eats the carrots and chomp lettuce that's chomp chomp chomp been put out for him. "You'll chomp be sorry then!"
    • Foghorn Leghorn does this sometimes in regards to being a Motor Mouth. One notable example is in "A Fractured Leghorn," in which he spends much of the cartoon pushing a cat around, ranting and lecturing to him and telling him he's talking too much. When, at the end, the cat finally snaps and yells at him to shut up while whacking him with a large tin can, he agrees to do so, adding, "I'm not one that has to keep talkin'...some fellas just have to keep their mouths flappin', but not me..." He continues holding forth in this manner, even stopping the picture from irising out in the process.
      • Sylvester does the same thing in "Crowing Pains." Leghorn launches into a lecture about him talking too much, and after several failed attempts to interrupt, he yells at him to shut up while whacking him in the head with a headless axe (that is, a wooden stick).
      • In "Bugs and Thugs", Bugs does the same thing as a stalling tactic, prompting Rocky to snap, "Shut up shuttin' up!" (Also used in the Bugs-Yosemite Sam cartoon "The Fair-Haired Hare".)
    • "A Pest in the House" has Daffy Duck as a hotel bellhop who repeatedly awakens a tired, ill-tempered guest, leading to said guest repeatedly coming down to the lobby and punching desk clerk Elmer Fudd in the nose. At one point Elmer comes up to the man's room himself to muffle a whistling heat register, and Daffy gives him a dressing-down that gets louder and louder, as the sleeping man begins to stir and Elmer begs him to be quiet:
      Daffy: So! A fine kettle of fish! Here I work myself down to the skin and bones trying to keep this guy asleep, and what do you do? Blow whistles! Just when I've got things so quiet you could hear a pin drop, you bust in here and bust out with a whistle, and you snafu the whole works! How in the name of all that's reasonable do you expect a guy to get his slumber, when a goof like you goes around making noises like a one-man Fourth of July celebration? He needs PEACE, and QUI-YEEETT! IT'S POSITIVELY OUTRAGEOUS!!!
    • Whenever Daffy has been allowed to reference his Disney counterpart, Donald Duck (In Who Framed Roger Rabbit and a 1989 commercial for the Warner Bros. catalogue), he always complains about the other duck's speech impediment in a way that usually highlights his own (Granted, Daffy's lisp is a lot easier to understand than Donald's usually unintelligible warbling).
    • The three Pepé Le Pew cartoons that end with Pepe being chased by the painted cat ("For Scent-imental Reasons," "Little Beau Pepe," and "Really Scent"). The first two actually have lines of Pepe begging the painted cat to control herself.
    • In a Road Runner tv show pilot, one kid admits he likes imagining he's the Road Runner. The other kid tells him that daydreaming is "a bad habit" — as they stare goggle-eyed and unmoving in front of the TV set.
    • In "Super Rabbit" after Bugs receives superpowers he flies past a horse that happens to be walking in the sky; after passing him the horse comments, "A rabbit, up here!?"
  • The Loud House:
    • Despite their annoyance at Luan's puns, this doesn't stop the others from making their own puns. Lincoln also laughs at the puns in the "Ace Savvy" comics.
    • In "A Tale of Two Tables", the Loud parents prohibit Lincoln from eating at the grown-up table on account of immature behavior, when they themselves are not above said behavior.
    • In "The Write Stuff", Principal Huggins insists Rita to teach the writing club by reading from the rule book, but it's enough to even bore him to sleep after a while.

  • Marvel's Spider-Man: In "Web of Venom Part 1" when Peter is showing Grady Horizon High's Stark arc reactor, Grady says he actually knows Tony Stark. Peter, who is aware that Grady "knows" Tony in the sense that he was a pawn in a plot to capture the Avengers, allows him this but mentions he knows Spider-Man. Grady immediately says that name-dropping like that makes Peter sound insecure. And also, Grady knows the Hulk!
  • Metalocalypse:
    • Unsatisfied with the sound of their latest song, the band complains to their producer, claiming that as musicians, they have very sensitive hearing. As they explain this to him, it becomes apparent that they can't quite distinguish each other's voices from one another.
    • From the opening scene of the first episode: Their chef offers them a bottle of wine, to which Nathan replies "We never drink before a show. NEVER." Except the other 4 are already drinking, and Nathan joins them.
    • The members of Dethklok all agree "Pickles really has a [drinking] problem." True, but this is said while each of them is nursing like twenty beers.
    • Then there was the instance where they were doing some remodeling at Mordhaus and Nathan complains that he can't think because of all that racket — and so he drowns out the sounds of sawing and jackhammering with some Heavy Metal music which sounds almost exactly the same. "There, that's better."
    • In "Dethcarraldo", Skwisgaar didn't want to spend time with Nathan's South American Indian relatives, because they didn't "speak goods Spanglish".
    • Another Skwisgaar one: Skwisgaar was traumatized as a child because his deadbeat mother, Serveta, ignored him to have sex with random men, and any attempts to find his biological father have proved fruitless. Skwisgaar deals with the trauma by...having sex with random groupies, some of which have gotten pregnant, and has many, many illegitimate children of his own. The Double Standard seems to have been lost on him.
  • In the 2013 Mickey Mouse short "No Service", Goofy criticizes people who don't comply with his restaurant's No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service policy, saying they have no class. Yet he scratches his belly button at the end of the cartoon and earlier, he is seen swatting a bug with the same spatula he uses to flip the customers' food with.
  • Subverted in The Mighty B!; the first part of a segment is Bessie's dog, Happy, getting treatment from a vet for a skinned knee. After the usual kicking and screaming, they head next door for the doctor to treat Bessie's skinned knee. Turns out that she's just in time for a booster shot. After fighting much worse than her dog did, she finally gets the shot while trying to escape through the sink. After the shot, she launches into the usual "See Happy, that didn't hurt a — okay, yeah, that hurts..."
  • In the Mighty Mouse short "Goons from the Moon", the radio announcer informing everyone in Terrytown about the alien cats invading at one point repeatedly hollers "Don't panic" to his audience while visibly frantic and smoking a lot of cigarettes at once.
  • In the Miraculous Ladybug episode "Gamer", Chloé watches her classmates play a video game with disdain, commenting that she can't understand how anyone could spend so much time in front of a screen. Sabrina agrees... and then both immediately turn their attention to their smartphones.
  • Molly of Denali: In the episode "Seal Dance," Grandpa Nat assures Molly that her mother has everything under control during a bit of turbulence—then immediately grips his own seat in fear when more turbulence hits.
  • Monsters at Work: In "The Big Wazowskis", Mike Wazowski complains about Gary Gibbs naming his bowling team, the Garys, after himself despite doing the same by calling his own team the Big Wazowskis.
  • Happens all the time in Moral Orel but one of the most notable (comedic) examples would have to be the exchange between Clay Puppington and Art Posabule after arguing over the correct version of the Lord's Prayer:
    Mark Posubule: Forgive your debtors!
    Clay Puppington: Forgive your trespassers!
    Mark Posubule: You owe me a bottle of wine!
    Clay Puppington: Get off my property!
  • Muppet Babies (1984):
    • "Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Dark?" has Gonzo make fun of Fozzie for sleeping with a teddy bear, but he's forced to stop when Fozzie finds his stuffed chicken Camilla.
    • In "Snow White and the Seven Muppets" has Piggy petulantly complain about having to play the wicked queen in the babies' production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on the grounds that she doesn't have an ounce of wicked in her.
    • The "Go Bye Bye" segment of "Six-to-Eight Weeks" has Gonzo try to think of weird stuff that he could include in his clubhouse. One idea he comes up with is talking furniture, an idea which is shut down because talking furniture doesn't exist. The claim so happens to have been made by talking furniture.
  • Muppet Babies (2018): In "The Mystery of the Missing Pearls", Piggy took her mother's pearls for the babies' fancy party without asking, thinking it would be okay because her mother wasn't using them. When they go missing, she and Summer Penguin PI invesigate, discovering various other things needed for the party have also gone missing. Everywhere they stop, Piggy takes something, telling Summer it's fine because nobody's using it. When it turns out that Gonzo took all the missing things, and he explains that he thought it was okay because nobody was using them, it's Piggy who tells him that you always have to ask before you borrow something. The others, of course, call her on this.
  • At the end of the My Life as a Teenage Robot episode "Teenage Mutant Ninja Troubles", Brad points out that heroes should never use their powers for personal gain or revenge. He then asks Jenny to use her abilities to help him get back at his brother Tuck by supergluing his toys to the ceiling.
  • My Little Pony:
    • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
      • In "The Best Night Ever", after Rarity tells Spike not to come into the changing room as they're getting dressed, Applejack points out that they don't normally wear clothes. This coming from the pony who's best known for constantly wearing a piece of clothing — her hat.
      • In "Green Isn't Your Color", Spike gets mad at Twilight for telling someone about his crush on Rarity...while he's wearing a fanboyish t-shirt with her picture on, making his crush pretty darn obvious.
      • In "Over a Barrel"...
        Rarity: You talk about it [AJ's tree, Bloomberg] as if it's your baby or something.
        Applejack: Who're you calling a baby?! Bloomberg's no baby! [nuzzles her tree] Don't let widdle Warity make you all saddy-waddy! Bloomberg's a big and strong apple tree. Yes he is!
      • In "Lesson Zero", Rarity calls Twilight a "drama queen" when she finds out Twilight is worried about not sending her friendship report to Princess Celestia on time... while lying on a fainting couch Rarity had magically summoned because she forgot the plates for a picnic... which is immediately lampshaded when everyone gives her an odd look, causing her to hastily add, "...relatively speaking."
      • "May The Best Pet Win":
      • Rainbow Dash tells the tortoise competing to be her pet, "This isn't a game, you know!" She immediately tells the rest of the prospective pets, "These games will determine which one of you has the most important qualities I'm looking for in a pet."
      • Throughout the episode, Fluttershy corrects Rainbow Dash that Tank is a tortoise, not a turtle. Later:
        Fluttershy: Look, there's the turtle.
        Everyone else: Tortoise.
        Fluttershy: Whatever.
      • In "Secret of My Excess", Rainbow Dash makes fun of Applejack and Twilight for tying themselves up in their attempt to catch a rampaging and greedy Spike, ignoring the fact that she did the same thing in "Fall Weather Friends" while trying to lasso Spike in the Iron Pony Competition.
      • Pinkie Pie catches herself doing it in "Too Many Pinkie Pies": "Oh, Pinkie, you have got to stop talking to yourself... starting now."
      • In "Twilight's Kingdom -- Part 1", Rainbow Dash points out that Spike had bragged during the train ride about how he'd saved the Crystal Empire the last time they were there. Rarity reminds Rainbow Dash that she's fond of boasting about her own exploits.
    • My Little Pony: Make Your Mark: In "Bridlewoodstock", Pipp, who's always on her phone, reminds some guests that there's no cell service at the music festival because it's "more about forest streams than streaming".

  • The Oblongs:
    • "Milo Interrupted" has Bob and Pickles state that their son Milo should know better than to be a slave to an addictive substance. This is followed by the two of them and the family cat Lucky smoking and exhaling with glee.
    • "Bucketheads" has Peggy spitting into Mikey's face while complaing that Jared and Blaine are spitting at them.
  • Oscar's Orchestra:
    • In “Battle on Ice”, as Lucius and Tank are floundering in icy water Lucius says the activator belts they’re wearing are too heavy. Thadius, who is standing on a piece of ice, tells him, “Don’t you dare take off those belts, they're irreplaceable!” The ice then breaks underneath him and he immediately takes his own activator belt off right before he plunges into the water.
    • In “Star Crossed”, Thadius condescending remarks, “Kids!” and immediately afterwards begins sulking and sucking his thumb.
    • In “Hall of the Mountain King”, Thadius tells Goodtooth putting a parachute on because of his horoscope is childish and he needs to grow up. Thadius behaves exactly like a child on a regular basis throughout the series.
  • The Owl House: In "A Lying Witch and a Warden", Eda calls giraffes a bunch of freaks only for a quick cut to show that one of her hands came off and is still clutching her staff. Her reaction implies that it's a regular occurrence.

  • Pearlie: Lampshaded in one episode when Sapphira's bat minion Ludvig is ranting about his fear of cats, describing their fangs, sharp claws, and pointy ears, prompting her to respond "Have you looked in the mirror lately?".
  • Peep and the Big Wide World: In the episode with Quack 2, she insults Quack's way of walking and says that only "squinks" walk like that, but when she shows off her walk to show that it's different it's EXACTLY like Quack's.
    • In that same episode, Quack complains that Quack 2 is demanding, takes up a lot of space, and sneezes on others...while he's doing exactly the same thing with Peep and Chirp.
  • On Phineas and Ferb, there was a sign in the park advertising a 4K run for charity: "Help us to put an end to signs in the park."
    • In Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension, after Candace mentions the possibility of a "mysterious force" being responsible for Phineas and Ferb's contraptions disappearing, Stacy denies it with this:
      Stacy: I'm still not buying it; I am a woman of least that's what my horoscope said.
    • In the Halloween special "Night of the Living Pharmacists", Stacy is seen watching a horror movie and comments about a girl in the movie being oblivious to the apocalype, whereas Stacy herself is completely oblivious to the Zombie Apocalypse outside.
  • Used and somewhat lampshaded in Pinky and the Brain. The Brain has just discovered Pinky's vast collection of Cher memorabilia...
    Brain: Pinky, do you know what "obsession" is?
    Pinky: A Calvin Klein marketing scam?
    Brain: Well, yes. However, I am referring to an unnatural fixation with a singular goal, something we have no time for in our quest to Take Over the World!
    Pinky: Oh, I love it when you're ironic, Brain!
  • Popeye once starred in an adaptation of "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves", in which Bluto portrayed the leader of the thieves. At one point, Bluto is snacking on his dinner while Wimpy snatches some chicken from one of his plates. Upon seeing it's missing, Bluto shrieks, "Hey!! There must be thieves around here!"
    • In the 1933 Christmas short "Seasin's Greetinks", Bluto is causing trouble, so Popeye says "Hey! This is a day for peace on Earth!" and then socks Bluto into a tree.
  • In the Pound Puppies (1980s) episode "The Invisible Friend", Whopper at one point claims that he hates puppies who tell fibs. This is coming from a puppy who always tells tall tales and often embellishes the details of his stories to the point that they're obviously a load of bologna.
  • This is one of the staple forms of comedy in The Powerpuff Girls (1998). Repeat offenders include the Mayor, the Professor, and the Girls themselves.
    • In "Paste Makes Waste", Elmer Sglue is teased by his classmates for being a Paste Eater. Harry Pitt tells him he's gross while flies circle him, Julie Bean comments he looks like a dummy, and Wes Goingon points out "what a sick habit" while picking his nose.
    • In "Collect Her", Blossom calls out her sisters for always blaming each other for their stuff getting lost, right before saying to them "Now which one of you took my hairclip?"
    • In "Los Dos Mojos" Buttercup tells Blossom not to resort to violence (and you know how violent Buttercup is), but that's not the only hypocritical bit. When the amnesiac Bubbles taunts Buttercup, Buttercup is quick to try beat her up.
    • In the same episode, when Mojo first hears Bubbles talking like him:
      Mojo Jojo: 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!

  • In an episode of Recess the gang is playing a kickball game against a rival school. When T.J.'s kick gets caught by one of the rival teammates, Mikey says "That's not fair that kid is really really big". Said kid is about as tall and fat as him.
    Randall: Geez, what a squealer.
  • Regular Show:
    Benson: Rule #47: NO YELLING!
    • In another episode, Mordecai and Rigby start making fun of a group of surfers in a documentary for saying "brah" so much, but then immediately start using the word dude too much.
      Mordecai: Dude, did you just eat all the chips dude?
    • In yet another episode, Mordecai and Rigby play Dig Champs, where Mordecai picks player one, who has a shovel, leaving Rigby with player two, who has a "sucky" pickaxe.
      Mordecai: Dude, I'm player one. You're player two.
      Rigby: I don't wanna be player two! He just digs with a sucky pickaxe! I want the one with the shovel!
      Mordecai: Dude, they're exactly the same!
      Rigby: Then why don't you be player two?!
      Mordecai: Pffft! I'm not using that sucky pickaxe!
      Rigby: [gasps] SEE?!
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show:
    • In "Ren's Toothache", right after Ren's teeth had rotted to non-existence and putrid fumes pouring out from his mouth, four flies start complaining about the god-awful smell... after they were driven away from eating at Stimpy's litter box earlier!
    • In "Son of Stimpy" (a.k.a. "Stimpy's First Fart"), Stimpy's talking boogers think he's crazy... because "he talks to farts, man"!
  • Rick and Morty:
    • While fending off against a group of purgers, Rick orders Morty to hand him a weapon, Morty then gives Rick a spoon, which Rick uses to kill the last purger. Rick then berates Morty for handing him a item that he claims is incapable of killing anything.
    • "Raising Gazorpazorp": Beth and Jerry, both shitty parents in their own right (to the point that Summer begs for the police to take her to school after (accidentally) getting a black eye from Beth's wine bottle), criticizing Morty for his attempts in raising Morty Jr. and his calling them out for their own lackluster parenting.
    • In "The ABCs of Beth", after Jerry breaks up with an alien warrior woman, he confesses that he was just dating her to make Beth jealous after their divorce. She then chews out Jerry while calling humanity selfish and dishonest, only for her ex to show up in the middle of her rant and question her presence in his hunting grounds.
    • In "Morty's Mind Blowers", Rick and Morty are stranded on a planet with nights cold enough to kill them in seconds. Morty suggests seeking shelter in a nearby cave, to which Rick tells him he's seen too many movies... Right before he kills their Loyal Animal Companion and slides himself into its guts for warmth. For added hilarity, this turns out to be completely unnecessary, as Rick was mistaken as to which planet they were actually on.
    • In the Season 4 premiere, after the death crystal poachers show up and get into a shootout with the main duo, Rick expresses disgust that there are people like them who would want to steal the crystals...even though this was apparently exactly what Rick and Morty themselves were doing when the poachers showed up.
  • Tex Avery's short "Rock-a-Bye Bear" has a hibernating bear repeatedly yelling at Spike the dog to be quiet, in the loudest voice imaginable.
  • Rugrats (1991):
    • In "Circus Angelicus", Chuckie mentions the reasons why clowns are scary, "They have these big scary glasses, big funny teeth, and big scary red hair that sticks out everywhere", he is describing himself.
    • Angelica often mocks the babies for being immature, usually followed by her showing she's just as immature, if not moreso.
    • In "The Trial", Angelica explains the different roles in the courtroom. When she mentions that Tommy will be the judge, the babies ask if she means the fudge. Angelica says that the judge is the proper term and wonders why they don't talk right. She then states that teddy bears will act as the jerky. When they ask if she meant jury, she tells them she used the proper term again.
    • In "Baby Sale", Didi and Kira refuse to buy clothes from a store whose daycare supervisor didn't keep a close eye on their children, something that they and the other adults are guilty of on a regular basis.
    • Naturally, there's the babies' response of choice when one of them (usually Chuckie) starts whining, complaining, or gets scared: "Aw, quit being a baby!"
    • In "Angelica For a Day", a little girl demands that her father buy her some ice cream, and the father gives in. Drew sees this, laughs, and says, "I wouldn't want to be in that guy's shoes.". This is despite the fact that Drew regularly gives into the demands of his own daughter, Angelica.
    • At the beginning of the Snow White special from the "Tales from the Crib" series, Chuckie belittles Dil for chewing on a piece of the pop-up book Taffy is reading to the babies and Tommy remarks on how babies are always putting strange things in their mouths. After this, Phil finds stuff under the couch cushions that the other babies proceed to eat.
    • In "The Stork", as Drew, Charlotte and Angelica are sitting down to dinner, Drew initially chides Angelica for slurping up her spaghetti, and tries to show her the proper way to eat it. He ends up doing the exact same thing, and quickly drops the subject.

  • Scooby-Doo:
    • In Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo Daphne asks Velma why she [Velma] doesn't hang out with her sister more often, and Velma replies that she finds Daphne too nerdy and that she over-analyzes everything. After saying that, Velma notices a powder on the floor, mistaking it for a clue, and Daphne replies that it's for her feet.
    • What's New, Scooby-Doo?
      • The episode "Toy Scary Boo" has Daphne, Velma and Scooby find a pink and green toy truck. Daphne comments, "Who would paint their van like that?" This is coming from someone who rides around in a teal and green van with orange flower decals.
      • The episode "A Scooby-Doo Valentine" has Daphne and Velma wearing orange prison jumpsuits while being interrogated by Officer McBride. Daphne pleads that she doesn't want to go to jail because she doesn't want to wear the same clothes every day. This is funny because, as in many cartoons, the main characters of Scooby-Doo are always shown wearing the same clothes.
    • In the Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? episode "Quit Clowning!" guest star Kenan Thompson does an impression of Shaggy while using the word "like" after every other word, Shaggy replies, "Like, dude, like, I don't, like, say 'like', like that much".
  • At the end of the Sheep in the Big City episode "To Bleat or Not to Bleat", the Ranting Swede rants on how everyone thinks ranting is all there is to him. He even claims at the end of the sketch that he's done with ranting, when nearly every subsequent episode would have him come back to rant some more.
  • In an episode of Les Sisters, Wendy and Rachel fight for a dress which is on sale at the mall. Sandrine says that they shouldn't be fighting over clothes, and Rachel's mother agrees. The two mothers then proceed to get into their own fight over a jacket which was also on sale at the same mall.
  • Sonic Boom:
    • In the episode, "Fuzzy Puppy Buddies", this exchange occurs between Dr. Eggman and Lady Walrus when he tries to trade for Stratford's Fancy Poodle piece:
      Dr. Eggman: How about this? I'll throw in my Obliterator Bot; kids love enormous, destructive robots!
      Lady Walrus: [walks up to Eggman] My son can't have a giant, destructive killing machine! You know nothing about children's safety!
      (almost as if on cue, she notices Chumley swinging on a sign dangerously above the ground)
      Lady Walrus: My baby! [runs off]
    • In "Role Models", after Chumley tosses his bottle, imitating Sonic and his friends tossing their trash into a trash can like basketballs, Lady Walrus chastises them for being bad role models. She then takes Chumley and says, "Come on, sweetie, let's go find a precarious ledge for you to play on."
  • The Spider-Man (1981) episode "Revenge of the Green Goblin" had a scene where Spider-Man encounters a black cat. Spidey remarks that it's a good thing he isn't superstitious, right before crossing his fingers for good luck.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants does this all the time, most of the time focusing around Patrick's lack of intelligence.
    Patrick: Are you going to listen to a big dummy, or are you going to listen to me?
    SpongeBob: Ummm....
    • A particularly extreme example of this is in the episode "I'm With Stupid," where SpongeBob acts dumber than Patrick in order to make him look smart in front of his parents. Throughout the episode, Patrick relentlessly mocks SpongeBob for his apparent lack of intelligence. When SpongeBob confronts him about this, his hypocrisy is made apparent through this dialogue exchange:
      SpongeBob: Patrick, I get the feeling you think I really am dumb.
      Patrick: [wearing a t-shirt with the words 'I'm with the Dummy' written on it] That's just what I'd expect you to say. Dumb people are always blissfully unaware of how dumb they really are. [starts drooling with a blank expression on his face]
    • Another entertaining one involves them getting an invitation from a land dweller but the ink runs. They comment that whoever sent this obviously has no clue about how life under the ocean works. Then they promptly throw the note into a burning fire.
    • Another example is Kevin the sea cucumber from the episode "I'm You're Biggest Fanatic" won't let SpongeBob into his club because "he's too much of a geek". The thing is he's just as geeky as he claims SpongeBob is.
      • At the end of the episode, after SpongeBob turns down joining his club, Patrick says that he's glad the sponge learned an important lesson: hero worship is unhealthy. He's saying this as he's pulling a wagon with a tied up jellyfish mascot he was last seen chasing.
    • Barnacle Boy constantly calls Mermaid Man an "old coot", despite the fact that Barnacle Boy himself is also quite elderly. Though those is somewhat justifiable in that Barnacle Boy is younger than him.
    • Basically this scene in the episode "Pressure":
      Patrick: [holding and eating popcorn] Hey! We are not chicken! [drops popcorn] Huh! My popcorn! [begins pecking at it like a chicken]
    • This bit from "Wet Painters":
      Patrick: Wait, SpongeBob! We're not cavemen! [walks over to a computer] We have technology! [picks up the computer and angrily grunts as he smashes it on the dollar like a caveman]
    • Anytime Mr. Krabs calls someone else a "cheapskate" fits this trope.
    • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie:
      • During the awards at the beginning of the movie, SpongeBob embarrasses himself by making a lot of noise. A few seconds later, he tells everybody to "shhhh."
      • BALD! BALD! BALD! BALD! None of the others, besides Mindy, have hair either, though their domes aren't knock-your-eyes out shiny.
    • "Mermaid Man Begins": SpongeBob and Patrick go to Squidward's house to watch the Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy Origin Special on his television after the power at SpongeBob's house is cut. Squidward refuses to let them in, telling them he has better things to do than to watch grown men prance around in ridiculous outfits. Squidward is then revealed to be watching a man dancing ballet on his television.
    • "Wet Painters:" Patrick frantically tells Spongebob to be very careful when the latter uses a screwdriver to take a lid off of a paint can. Seconds later, Patrick attempts to use an axe to open the paint can in front of him.
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series: In "The Eye of the Beholder", after reviewing Commander Markel's log entry explaining his decision to beam down with his remaining crew to find his missing landing party, Kirk criticizes him for violating orders and not following the book.
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks: In "Veritas", during the denouement, Freeman promises to keep the lower deckers better informed on the ship's business. She then claims that it's all classified and angrily dismisses them when they keep asking questions without giving her a chance to answer.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars, "Bounty Hunters": When they first meet, Seripas calls Ahsoka a "knee-high". A little bit later, we find out that he's a small frog-sized alien using a Mini-Mecha.
  • Star Wars Rebels: Sabine Wren wears a proper Mandalorian helmet, but she still frequently refers to stormtroopers as bucketheads.
  • Steven Universe:
    • In the short "Video Chat", during a Skype-call between Peridot and Steven, Lapis freaks out because she thinks Steven is trapped in Peridot's tablet. She threatens to smash the thing with a baseball bat in an attempt to free Steven, before Steven comes running in to stop her. However, as Steven isn't there anymore, Lion walks up to the laptop and knocks it on the floor, causing the call to cut out. Steven runs back in a panic because he borrowed the laptop from Connie.
      Lapis: [still holding the bat] He should really be more careful with other people's stuff...
    • In "Change Your Mind", White Diamond demands to know why "Pink Diamond" keeps defying her and "acting like a child"... while in the throes of a massive, childish temper tantrum.
    • In "The New Crystal Gems", Lapis compares Peridot to Pearl. Peridot, who has spent the entire episode so far on her high horse, insists she's nothing like Pearl, who's uptight and sensitive...and virtually bursts into tears at the accusation.
  • The Superhero Squad Show
    • "This Forest Green" has the Abomination make fun of Egghead for being bald when he doesn't have any hair himself. Doctor Doom even points this out.
    • At one point in "The Ice Melt Cometh", Iron Man starts to make fun of Doctor Doom for wearing a metal suit, but stops himself when he remembers that he also wears Powered Armor.
  • Superjail! :
    • One example could be found in the episode: "Cold-Blooded". The Warden and Jared investigate a serial killer's grip on the inmates, the Warden sends an unwilling Jared undercover as an inmate. When Jared come face to with the serial killer, he slips on the floor and impales his head into his own knife. After Jared confirms that he's dead, the Warden then angrily accuses Jared of killing him personally. Then the Warden abandons the mission altogether.
    • In “Ladies Night” the Warden tells The Mistress that his male prisoners are just as sophisticated and classy as her female prisoners, we then cut to his prisoners acting like chimpanzees and throwing feces at each other.

  • Tales from the Goose Lady: The short "Three Bears and a Blonde" has Goldilocks call Papa Bear a jerk for telling her to leave. This is coming from a girl who had been a very rude houseguest to the Three Bears and before leaving even boasts that she's glad she broke Baby Bear's chair when she sat in it.
  • From the Teen Titans Go! episode "Gorilla".
    Robin: I don't overuse my power. GET YOUR FEET OFF THE TABLE! SIT UP STRAIGHT!
  • Timon & Pumbaa: Near the end of the episode "Beetle Romania", Timon becomes positively enraged by how "intellectually superior" Pumbaa starts acting (and also being) after he (Timon) sneaks into his brain and turns it back on; not only is Timon getting angry at someone that he caused Pumbaa to turn into, but he also is the one that normally acts smart (but clearly isn't smart) between himself and Pumbaa (in fact, he turns Pumbaa's brain back off purely because he doesn't want to admit the fact that Pumbaa has become smarter than him...and also to get him to stop boasting about himself). Luckily, Timon is severely punished for this.
  • Transformers:
    • Transformers: Animated: Megatron broadcasts a speech to all Decepticons, talking about unity and freeing themselves from Autobot tyranny — while blasting Starscream repeatedly (admittedly, Starscream was trying to kill him).
    • Wreck-Gar asks Scrapper "Don't you just hate it when somebody can't make up their mind?" Wreck-Gar is so suggestible that he switches mindsets when told to, no matter how much his current instructions contradict those previous instructions.
    • The Transformers:
      • In one instant of the G1 cartoon series, Megatron allies the Decepticons with another villainous group, who decide to betray them later on. Cue Starscream yelling 'TRAITORS!!' Cue immense laughter at the irony.
      • In another G1 episode, Starscream allies with Shockwave, but then betrays him as soon as he can. Later, Shockwave returns the favour, only for Starscream bemoan the incident as they were "partners".
      • In "Ghost in the Machine", the wayward ghost of the believed-deceased Starscream comes back to haunt the Decepticons... by possessing Scourge and making him start shooting at the other Decepticons. No one else can see or hear Starscream, so everyone else thinks that he's gone nuts, up to and including their unstable, infamously deranged leader Galvatron. This leads to the notoriously Ax-Crazy Psychopathic Manchild Galvatron uttering this line:
        "There is no reasoning with him! Destroy him! He's lost his mind!"
  • Due to all the past Trollhunters from Trollhunters being trolls, though Blinky clarifies by stating that it meant they only hunt evil trolls while protecting the good trolls.
  • T.U.F.F. Puppy, which was created by Butch Hartman, uses this as well.
    • The episode "The Doomies" has a scene involving the Chameleon where he's disguised as a parking meter to steal all of Petropolis' money. A bear puts in a subway token instead of change and the Chameleon responds with "Hey! That was a subway token! Honestly, this town is filled with crooks."
    • In "Guard Dog", Snaptrap and his minions initially disguises themselves as cowboys, then switch to dressing as astronauts. When asked about the costume change by one of his henchmen, Snaptrap answers that it's because dressing as cowboys is silly and immature.
    • "Freaky Spy-Day" has Dudley claim that he isn't weak and lacking in willpower like Kitty. No sooner than he says this does he end up noticing a bowl of jelly beans and immediately yells that he must eat them all this instant.
    • "Girlfriend or Foe?" has the Chief berate Kitty for obviously making up a boyfriend after claiming she has one named "Fire Alarm", when he himself has spent the entire episode lying unconvincingly that he has a girlfriend named Exit (even going to the lengths of paying the Chameleon to impersonate his girlfriend to hold up the ruse).

  • The VeggieTales cartoon "The Story of Flibber-O-Loo" has an extended example. When Larry gets robbed, beaten up, and left on the side of the road, the mayor and a nurse both pass him by, insisting they're far too busy to stop and help Larry. However, the mayor and the nurse clearly aren't too busy to stop and chat with each other—nor are they too busy to sing an elaborate musical number with lyrics about how busy they are.
  • Velma: One of the first scenes of the pilot is Daphne complaining about pilot episodes containing excessive fanservice... while she and her clique are visibly naked in the gym shower.
  • The Venture Brothers is made of this trope, usually coming from Dr. Venture or Brock Samson. When Brock ("Super Kill Guy") is feeling down about killing a Mook, the solution: more killing.
    Dr. Venture: [as his sons interrupt as he is talking with his supposed father]: Boys, Quiet! I'm trying to have a family moment here!
    • Rusty making clones or zombies provokes Hypocritical Humor from necromancer-in-residence Dr. Orpheus. At one point, he spent half an episode trying to bring Hank and Dean Back from the Dead, then freaked out when Rusty did it by activating their clones.
  • In the Visionaries episode "Lion Hunt", Leoric has been Shapeshifter Mode Locked into a Palette Swap of his lion form, and the other knights believe this strange lion killed their leader and is now terrorizing the villagers, so they organize a hunt. A woman called Fletchen realizes the lion is actually Leoric and helps the Knights realize this, but doesn't know he turned into a lion on his own until the Knights explain it to her:
    Fletchen: Magic users? Stay away from me! You're evil!
    Ectar: If Leoric were evil, would he have volunteered to help you?
    Cryotek: We are not silly, superstitious peasants who lash out at anything we do not understand.
    Leoric: [sarcastic growl]
    Cryotek: Well, we thought you were dead.

  • Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? had a gag in "P.U. to P.E." where Robot Jones remarked that his classmates looked ridiculous while observing them struggling with their exercises. During this scene, Robot happened to be wearing a jockstrap on his face.