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"Your armpits smell like daffodils."
Faye hugging Marten, Questionable Content

Two people hug, then one of the two makes a comment, almost always about the other person, who will probably answer in an embarrassed way. The comment generally revolves around the hugged person's smell or some other awkward body feature.

A possible ending joke to a Golden Moment. Expect it from Platonic Life-Partners or, in a more caustic tone, from Vitriolic Best Buds. If the comment is about the awkwardness of the hug itself, then it could involve Heterosexual Life-Partners who have been expressing more than their usual mutual affection... especially if someone invokes Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?


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    Anime & Manga 
  • An interesting one from Pokémon 3, a little girl's dreams/wishes are coming true because of a Pokémon (including bad stuff), and when the heroes finally face her and her fake Entei, said Entei is about to kill Ash's Charizard. But the girl calls off her Entei with a hug and says "I want things real again." That's in the English dub, anyway. In the original Japanese version, she hugs him and says "you smell of flowers."

    Comic Books 
  • In the graphic novel Persepolis, Marjane hugs her grandmother before falling asleep next to her, then asks the older woman how she kept her breasts so firm over the years.
  • In Gerard Jones' Justice League of America, run, Nuklon plays one-on-one basketball with an alien as he tries to deal with his Ambiguously Gay teammate and (he thought until recently) Heterosexual Life-Partner Obsidian saying "I love you" and getting understandably annoyed when Nuklon tried to qualify this. Eventually he works out his frustration and returns to give Obsidian a Man Hug.
    Nuklon: I'm sorry I was such a jerk, Todd. I just want to tell you I... I love you too, man.
    Obsidian: You've touched me to the bottom of my heart, Albert. But next time you touch me, could you take a shower first?
  • In the Gravity Falls: Lost Legends story "Face It", Pacifica hugs Dipper after he tells her not to worry about what her family thinks and reassures her that she's more than just a pretty face. She follows up by taking back (or at least tempering) an earlier insult about his head being big.
    Pacifica: Your head's not that big.
    Dipper: Haha... Thanks.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • From Paul: "Clive, I can feel your boner."
  • Phil to Ned from Groundhog Day: "I don't know where you're headed, but can you call in sick?" Note that this trope was purposely invoked by Phil to freak Ned out.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In Smallville, "Persona", Chloe tells Clark that his Evil Twin has her seriously worried when she hugs him after making sure he is the real Clark.
  • In the final episode of Friends, Ross and Rachel finally decide to get together permanently, and they hug. Then, she says that they wouldn't be messing around any more, that this was it, and he decides to say "Unless we're on a break"... realising what a stupid comment that is, he stops and says to himself "Don't make jokes".
  • The A-Team: Murdock does this in "Mind Games" when he hugs Face, who is about to leave the team because he got a pardon. It turns out be a setup.
    Murdock: Nice, but I'd still prefer a tall blonde.
  • In a rare non-humorous example from the Doctor Who episode "The Almost People", the ganger clone Doctor hugs Amy before saying cryptically: "Push, Amy."
  • Firefly, as Simon hugs River:
    Simon: You are my beautiful sister.
    River: I threw up on your bed.
    Simon: [Beat] Yep. Definitely my sister.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • How I Met Your Mother:
    • In one episode, Ted hugs Marshall after finding out that Marshall got a job offer, but Barney turns on a porno in the middle of their hug, causing Marshall to comment "It feels weird to be hugging when there's porn on" and the two of them jerk away from each other.
    • Subverted in another episode, where Ted and Marshall are entwined together for warmth in a blizzard, and Marshall, sure he's going to die, is rambling about Lily:
      Ted: Marshall?
      Marshall: Yeah?
      Ted: Are you still thinking about Lily?
      Marshall: Yeah...
      Ted: Please stop.
  • In the episode "Business School" of The Office (US), Pam's art show is a bit of a bust with almost no one she knows showing up. Michael does, however, and clearly loves her painting of the office building, which moves her enough to hug him.
    Pam: Do you have something in your pocket?
    Michael: Chunky. [her eyes widen, until Michael pulls out a chocolate bar] You want half?
  • In one episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (the one where Carlton accidentally takes drugs from Will's locker) Will apologizes, and they hug. And then...
    Carlton: Will?
    Will: Yeah?
    Carlton: You haven't showered yet today, have you?
  • In Castle episode "The Nose," the sole witness, Mia has hyperosmia (she is extremely sensitive to smell.) Upon meeting Martha, she excitedly tells her how much Martha’s performance in a production of Pippin had meant to her. Delighted, Martha gives her a hug and Mia tells her that she “barely stinks.” Castle explains Mia means it as a compliment.

    Video Games 
  • Happens in Zero Time Dilemma between Akane and Junpei. When Junpei proposes to her, she reacts with a hug... and points out that he put the ring on the wrong hand.

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    Western Animation 
  • Teen Titans: If Beast Boy or Starfire initiate a hug to Raven, she'll have something to say about it.
    Raven: [in Switched] You're hugging me.
    Raven: [in The End Part 3] Quit it!
  • American Dad! has Roger doing this to Francine.
    Francine: [hugging Roger] Oh, Roger! You're back.
    Roger: And you're starting to get lunch lady arms.
  • Family Guy: Near the end of Season 8 episode Quagmire's Dad, Glenn hugs his father who has undergone sex reassignment surgery, then an embarrassed exchange implies that Glenn has got aroused.
  • Futurama:
    • Leela hugs Fry and mentions that "you smell like you've been rolling in New Jersey."
    • "The Sting" ends with the revelation that Leela has been comatose for weeks, and Fry has been at her side the whole time. They hug, and:
      Leela: You could really use a shower.
      Fry: You, too.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, "Mac Daddy":
    Bloo: I love you, brother! [hugs Cheese]
    Cheese: I pooted.
  • One episode of The Simpsons has Krusty and Sideshow Mel embrace after their Show Within a Show is back on the air. Then Mel murmurers "I love you Krusty", prompting him to recoil.
  • The Powerpuff Girls (1998):
    • In episode "Shut the Pup Up", at the end when the girls and Talking Dog share a group hug:
      Talking Dog: Whoa, who cut the cheese?
    • The original was:
      Talking Dog: Pee-uh, somebody definitely stepped in my poop.
  • In an episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy , Eddy reluctantly lets Edd sleep over at his house. Edd hugs him eagerly:
    Edd: Oh, thank you Eddy! You won't even know I'm there!
    Eddy: Uhhhh... our faces are touching, Double D.
  • Rick and Morty Season 4 Episode 09, Childrick of Mort, has Jerry save his wife Beth after he has spent a week "camping" (teaching an alien species some primitive technologies). He pulls her from a crevice to a ledge and they wind up with her on top of him.
    Jerry: Should, should we make love?
    —>Beth: Jerry, I love you, but I can literally smell your balls from here.