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Said whenever a nervous character is trying on a new set of clothes, especially before a date: "Does this shirt, pair of pants, etc. This is a trick question that brings terror to husbands in all Dom Coms as she's not asking how the clothes make her look as much as how she looksas he is never able to answer in a way that won't make his wife angry saying "No" will convince her he's just saying what she wants to hear. Unless of course he just doesn't give a damn, in which case the answer is either "Yes" or "No, that doesn't make you look fat.
Does this make me look fat?
Your fat makes you look fat. This is mostly a Discredited Trope if not a Dead Horse Trope now, so a character will rarely ask it except when the question is really absurd. For instance, if the character is blatantly fat or skinny, or has a hideous facial scar that will draw more attention, or is an alien trying to mate. One way that it still works is often when a woman is pregnant. Since she is getting noticeably bigger if not fatter, at least larger and often swollenthis leaves the husband in a particular bind.
However, there is still some element of Truth in Television. If someone ever asks you this question in Real Lifethe answer is always, "You look great," or depending on how risque you're feeling "It'd look best on the floor," or if you've got nothing left to lose "No, your fat makes you look fat.
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Get Known if you don't have an. The voiceover adds: "In the time it takes to pull out the sleeper sofayou can save hundreds on car insurance. In a Twix commercial, a husband finally manages to come up with the right answer to the question - by chomping into a Twix bar then mumbling something incomprehensible around it, thereby allowing his wife to interpret it however she wants.
In a commercial for a local sofa store, as the couple was preparing to go to bed, the husband says to the wife "remember that dress you tried on today? An Australian ad for Dare iced coffee has the man replying honestly after taking a swig of Dare to the question "Does my bum look big in this?
Riffed on by another company's ad for cheap mobile phone plans which has the man replying "No" without looking up from his newspaper the wife is facing away from him at the time. In the closing moments of a radio commercial for garage doors, a woman asks "Does this garage door make my house look fat? The jeans are fine. Anime and Manga.
In the Magic Knight Rayearth anime series, Umi has to wear a very Stripperiffic odalisque outfit when captured by the Chizeta princessesand one of the reasons why she's NOT happy to dress up in it is that she's sure she's put on weight lately. A variant in Muromi-sanwhere Muromi asks Takurou about his preferences regarding breasts.
When Takurou plays out the scenes in his mind, all three of his hypothetical answers involve in him getting slapped. He chooses to run away. In odd version in The Movie for Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GO! While the Cures are enjoying themselves in the Sweets Kingdom, Karen haphazardly mentions that they probably shouldn't eat so many sweets. Suddenly, Urara, Nozomi and Rin just ham it up as they tell her that she's right and they have to give up the sweets, dramatically bidding it all farewell.
Karen's absolutely gobsmacked by the reaction and after turning to Komachi briefly, she turns back and apologizes. Thankfully, Chocola, the person who brought them to the place, lets them know that they will not be affected by the sweets and they can have as much as they can. Comic Books. Atom Eve from Invincible asks if a skirt makes her butt look bigger.
Supergirl feels flattered Am I really as pudgy as the statue makes me look? Happy anniversary, cousin! Pessimal 's Discworld-themed epic Strandpielone of her teachers has the horrific thought about the overly frank and candid schoolgirl Shauna O'Hennigan - that she might end up mis-employed as a sales assistant in an upmarket clothes shop. She fantasizes about how Shauna might approach this, and shudders.
Faith, darling, you look like a great big sack of shite tied in the middle, so you do. I'll find you something from the Fat Girls' section, how's that? Now come away from the window, your feckin' great fat arse is blocking out the daylight, so it is. Films — Animated. From a trailer of Brother BearRutt asks if the camera was making him look fat.
Tuke merely retorts "No, it's the fat that makes you look fat! After she asks if there are any questions, Yao who is short and dumpy with a disfigured face says "Does this dress make me look fat? Doubles as an inside joke, since Yao is voiced by Harvey Fierstein, who often performs in drag. Of course, this has a depressing Reality Subtext given Carpenter's struggles with anorexia. Films — Live-Action. In Bye Bye Lovethis made it into the trailer: Claire. We had to take back the graduation dress.
Jack Sparrow: " Ladies! Will you please shut it? Listen to me. Yes, I lied to you. No, I don't love you. Of course it makes you look fat. I've never been to Brussels. It is pronounced 'egregious'. By the way, no, I've never met Pizzaro but I love his pies.
And all of this pales to utter inificance in light of the fact that my ship is once again gone.
Does this suit make me look fat? no, your face does.
According to Dave Barrythe answer is "flee the continent". In Full TiltMaggie's self-esteem issues are established early on when she asks this question after looking in a funhouse mirror not joking in the slightest. It gets a Call-Back in the Hall of Mirrorswhere the question reveals to Blake that she's the monster pursuing him.
Dodged around in Starfighters of Adumarwhen Red Flight has to wear the hated New Republic dress uniforms, which include body stockings that reveal any extra weight an image-conscious pilot might be carrying.
Hobbie : "I feel fat. Hobbie : "No, tell me.
I've been working out. I've been good.
You just can't work on everything. Wes : "That's right. It's scarcely noticeable. Live-Action TV. In The NannyBrighton who was probably 14 explains this to his father: Brighton : Dad, when are you gonna learn? Does this make me look fat?
Do you like my hair this way? Is my tush wider than usual? There is no right answer for that one.
Al Bundy: It's not the dress that makes you look fat—it's the fat that makes you look fat! Vamp Minion: Does this sweater make me look fat? Sunday Vamp Leader : No, the fact that you're fat makes you look fat. That sweater just makes you look purple.