Well, [perform some action against me (through which I will be complacent)], and call me a [something humorous which I would then resemble]. [Sincere or feigned exclamation of a recently apparent truth]
I've heard variations of this template phrase through the years, but I've never understood how the parts are supposed to work together.
I believe the structure was often used in the dialog of the television show "Perfect Strangers" by Cousin Balki, but I was very young and couldn't understand it at the time. Regrettably, the show is no longer on the air.
It seems that the first and second sentences should be related somehow. I don't have any examples of a funny complete phrase.
- Where did this structure originate?
- Does it have a name?
- Do you know any good examples?
- In which humorous situations would it be appropriate to use such a phrase?