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

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

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


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

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

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     Fan Works  


  • The Dark Knight: When an elderly man confronts the Joker at Bruce Wayne's party, the Joker has this retort.
    The Joker: You know, you remind me of my father (pulls out knife) I hated my father!
  • Indiana Jones
    • Indy said something along these lines with regard to Nazis when he first encountered them in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
      Indy: Nazis. I hate these guys.
    • He also said similar in regard to snakes in the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
      Jock: Oh, that's just my pet snake Reggie!
      Jock: Come on! Show a little backbone, will ya?
  • As do The Blues Brothers: When they encounter some Nazis blocking the road in the park they are on.
    Jake: Illinois Nazis. I hate Illinois Nazis.
  • The serial killer from Ruthless People has "You remind me of my mother, I hate my mother."
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West:
    Tiger: Dogs. I hate those guys.
  • The Lion King (1994):
    Timon: Hyenas. I hate hyenas.
  • Spaceballs: Upon discovering who is protecting the protagonists, the Great and Powerful Yogurt.
    Dark Helmet: Yogurt! I hate Yogurt! Even with Strawberries!
  • Back to the Future Part II: After another fateful crash into a manure truck.
    Biff: Manure! I HATE MANURE!
  • The LEGO Movie:
    Emmett: Ahh, I've got pigs! I hate pigs!
  • Sky High (2005):
    Penny: How sweet. I hate sweet.


     Live Action TV  

  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show has this famous exchange:
    Lou Grant: You know what? You Got Spunk.
    Mary Richards: [embarrassed by the compliment] Well, yes...
    Lou: I hate spunk!
  • The Arrowverse Crisis Crossover of 2017, Crisis on Earth-X, has Earth-1 being invaded by the forces of the titular Earth-X, where the Nazis won World War II and Evil Counterparts of our heroes (Dark Arrow, Overgirl and Reverse-Flash) are the leaders. They crash the wedding of Barry and Iris, leading to this exchange:
    Barry: Nazis?
    Everyone: I hate Nazis.

     Newspaper Comics  

  • Most characters in Peanuts react this way to any food that contains coconut.
    • The very first Peanuts strip had Shermy and Patty seeing Charlie Brown approach. Shermy notes it saying "Well, here comes Charlie Brown...good ol' Charlie Brown..." then in the last panel says "Oh, how I hate him!"


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     Web Original  

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


     Western Animation  

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


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