Aliens | Image: Twentieth Century Fox
Hudson: “Hey Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?”
Vasquez: “No. Have you?”
Sometimes when things are tense in a movie or tv show (or even in real life), a bit of comic relief is a welcome element. One surefire way to get a laugh is to make a sarcastic or derogatory remark at another's expense. The more of a jerk the character on the receiving end is, the bigger the laugh. Shown here are a couple of examples from science fiction and fantasy television and film. See more in this article.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer | Image: Fox
Spike to Giles: “Oh, poor Watcher. Did your life pass before your eyes? ‘Cup o’ tea, cup o’ tea, almost got shagged, cup o’ tea?’”