History FacePalm / WesternAnimation

20th Sep '17 8:20:59 AM DustSnitch
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** In ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgiNbuFwORw Garage Kids]]'', the short pilot for the series, Ulrich is basically TheVoiceless, but he does a great facepalm when confronted with Odd's antics.

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** In ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgiNbuFwORw Garage Kids]]'', the short pilot for the series, Ulrich is basically TheVoiceless, mute, but he does a great facepalm when confronted with Odd's antics.
4th Sep '17 6:57:53 PM jamespolk
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* ''WesternAnimation/PixarShorts'': In ''Mike's New Car'', Mike facepalms himself after the windshield wipers went off when he put his seatbelt on.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PixarShorts'': In ''Mike's New Car'', ''WesternAnimation/MikesNewCar'', Mike facepalms himself after the windshield wipers went off when he put his seatbelt on.
10th Aug '17 7:31:45 PM JMQwilleran
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* On ''WesternAnimation/ToddWorld'', a facepaw is Benny's reaction in "Benny and Sam" upon discovering that Sam (short for Samantha) is a girl, and not a boy dog like he thought. He gets over it fairly quickly though.
8th May '17 4:18:38 PM StFan
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* The ''Franchise/{{Avatar|The Last Airbender}}'' universe:

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* The ''Franchise/{{Avatar|The Last Airbender}}'' ''Franchise/{{Avatar|TheLastAirbender}}'' universe:



'''Sokka:''' (''[[SurroundedByIdiots forehead smack]]'')

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'''Sokka:''' (''[[SurroundedByIdiots ''[[[SurroundedByIdiots forehead smack]]'')smack]]]''



'''Edd:''' (''facepalms'')

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'''Edd:''' (''facepalms'')''[facepalms]''



** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation "Inspiration Manifestation"]], Owlowiscious simulates this with his [[FeatherFingers flight feathers]] when Spike reads the cover page of the book and says "I'm likin' the looks of this one!" Even more impressive in that he used one of his wings to do it while in mid-flight, and still remained airborne.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames "Equestria Games"]], Spike's [[CringeComedy cringe-worthy]] attempt at the Cloudsdale anthem naturally induces this to much of the audience (both in and out of universe).
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E4BloomAndGloom Bloom & Gloom"]]: This is Octavia's reaction in Sweetie Belle's dream when the latter gets a broom-and-bucket cutie mark. Then Rarity does a double-facehoof when she has to score her sister's performance.

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** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation "Inspiration Manifestation"]], "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]", Owlowiscious simulates this with his [[FeatherFingers flight feathers]] when Spike reads the cover page of the book and says "I'm likin' the looks of this one!" Even more impressive in that he used uses one of his wings to do it while in mid-flight, and still remained remains airborne.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames "Equestria Games"]], "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]", Spike's [[CringeComedy cringe-worthy]] attempt at the Cloudsdale anthem naturally induces this to much of the audience (both in and out of universe).
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E4BloomAndGloom "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E4BloomAndGloom Bloom & Gloom"]]: Gloom]]": This is Octavia's reaction in Sweetie Belle's dream when the latter gets a broom-and-bucket cutie mark. Then Rarity does a double-facehoof when she has to score her sister's performance.performance.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E7ParentalGlideance Parental Glideance]]", Rainbow Dash is seen doing both a facehoof ''and'' a facewing while watching her AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents' antics.



* ''WesternAnimation/PatAndMat'' alternate as the face-palmer and the [[CloudCuckoolander one who does something dumb]] several times an episode - don't count on the face-palmer's idea being actually [[DoomItYourself better]] than that of his friend's, though.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PatAndMat'' alternate as the face-palmer and the [[CloudCuckoolander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} one who does something dumb]] several times an episode - -- don't count on the face-palmer's idea being actually [[DoomItYourself better]] than that of his friend's, though.



'''Peter Venkman:''' My mother reads ''Celebrity''! (''cue facepalm'')

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'''Peter Venkman:''' My mother reads ''Celebrity''! (''cue facepalm'')''[cue facepalm]''



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':



* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E5Rookies "Rookies"]], this is Commander Cody's reaction to Captain Rex's plan to fool the commando droids who've taken over the Rishi Moon outpost into opening the door (namely, impersonating one of the droids).

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E5Rookies "Rookies"]], "[[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E5Rookies Rookies]]", this is Commander Cody's reaction to Captain Rex's plan to fool the commando droids who've taken over the Rishi Moon outpost into opening the door (namely, impersonating one of the droids).



** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E01DroidsInDistress "Droids in Distress"]]: Minister Tua's reaction when C-3PO starts loudly taking offence to being referred to as an "astromech". (Threepio's a protocol droid.)
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E02FighterFlight "Fighter Flight"]]: Kanan's reaction to discovering that Ezra and Zeb stole a TIE fighter.
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E06EmpireDay "Empire Day"]]: Kanan, again, when Tseebo walks into a door and falls down.
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E12LegendsOfTheLasat "Legends of the Lasat"]]: Zeb's reaction when [[KneelBeforeFrodo Chava and Gron kneel before him]].
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E18TheMysteryOfChopperBase "The Mystery of Chopper Base"]]: Sabine, when Kanan doesn't get her hints about Hera's feelings about him going on a dangerous mission without her.

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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E01DroidsInDistress "Droids "[[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E01DroidsInDistress Droids in Distress"]]: Distress]]": Minister Tua's reaction when C-3PO starts loudly taking offence to being referred to as an "astromech". (Threepio's a protocol droid.)
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E02FighterFlight "Fighter Flight"]]: "[[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E02FighterFlight Fighter Flight]]": Kanan's reaction to discovering that Ezra and Zeb stole a TIE fighter.
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E06EmpireDay "Empire Day"]]: "[[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E06EmpireDay Empire Day]]": Kanan, again, when Tseebo walks into a door and falls down.
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E12LegendsOfTheLasat "Legends "[[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E12LegendsOfTheLasat Legends of the Lasat"]]: Lasat]]": Zeb's reaction when [[KneelBeforeFrodo Chava and Gron kneel before him]].
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E18TheMysteryOfChopperBase "The "[[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E18TheMysteryOfChopperBase The Mystery of Chopper Base"]]: Base]]": Sabine, when Kanan doesn't get her hints about Hera's feelings about him going on a dangerous mission without her.



8th May '17 2:59:17 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E5Rookies "Rookies"]], this is Commander Cody's reaction to Captain Rex's plan to fool the commando droids who've taken over the Rishi Moon outpost into opening the door (namely, impersonating one of the droids).
-->'''Cody:''' This is never gonna work.


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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E01DroidsInDistress "Droids in Distress"]]: Minister Tua's reaction when C-3PO starts loudly taking offence to being referred to as an "astromech". (Threepio's a protocol droid.)
9th Apr '17 2:24:53 PM AthenaBlue
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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E12LegendsOfTheLasat "Legends of the Lasat"]]: Zeb's reaction when [[KneelBeforeFrodo Chava and Gron kneel before him]].
9th Apr '17 2:23:23 PM AthenaBlue
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* Stanley does this a few times in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'' comics. Surprisingly, his easily-exasperated partner Henry only does this ''once'' (in episode 9 of the cartoon).
* A common reaction to the antics of the Warner siblings in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', especially from Dr Scratchansniff.
* Carl from ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' will find himself many times engaging in this act, especially as a result of the actions of Master Shake.
* At the end of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "Is There a Doctor in the House?", D.W. does this when [[HereWeGoAgain Arthur starts sneezing]].



* The stallholder in ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Homer Simpson sometimes combines this with his CatchPhrase "D'oh!", though it's when ''he'' does something stupid.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Stan is a big fan of the "pinching the bridge of one's nose" type. It makes sense, as, thanks to {{Flanderization}}, he has a LizLemonJob. Often accompanied by a muttered "Oh goddamnit..." Apparently this is because series co-creator Trey Parker (on whom Stan is based) does this a lot in RealLife.
** In one episode, we see his mother doing it along side with him, implying that he picked it up from her. Given to who she's married to, that may, very well, be the case.
** Cartman does this in the third part of the Black Friday trilogy when Princess Kenny breaks up a blockade of ships trying to keep a shipment of [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 PS4]]s out of America just by being cute.
* Space Ghost does it a lot on his talk show, ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': This is the preferred response to Buzz Killington.

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* The stallholder in ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} On the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Homer Simpson sometimes combines
PBS animated version of ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'', this with his CatchPhrase "D'oh!", though is Mama Bear's reaction in "The Green-Eyed Monster" when she explains the GreenEyedMonster to Sister Bear after she wants to ride Brother's bike and she just whines "But Mama, it's when ''he'' does something stupid.
such a beautiful bike."
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Stan is a big fan of the "pinching the bridge of one's nose" type. It makes sense, as, thanks to {{Flanderization}}, he has a LizLemonJob. Often accompanied by a muttered "Oh goddamnit..." Apparently this is because series co-creator Trey Parker (on whom Stan is based) does this a lot in RealLife.
** In one episode, we see his mother doing it along side with him, implying that he picked it up from her. Given to who she's married to, that may, very well, be the case.
** Cartman
Toa Tahu does this in the third part ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}}: Mask of Light'' during a Kohlii match after Jaller dives right out of the Black Friday trilogy when Princess Kenny breaks up a blockade of ships trying to keep a shipment of [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 PS4]]s out of America just by being cute.
* Space Ghost does it a lot on
way rather than blocking the oncoming Kohlii ball. Amusingly, shortly after, Jaller hits himself in the head with his talk show, ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': This is the preferred response to Buzz Killington.
Kohlii stick. It's an incredibly dramatic double-facepalm.



* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Superman does not need [[http://worldsfinestonline.com/WF/jlu/backstage/funkeepers/27.jpg this crap right now]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}'' features a collective facepalm at a mixer in the first episode.
* Carl from ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' will find himself many times engaging in this act, especially as a result of the actions of Master Shake.
* Helga from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' does this in response to the antics of her alcoholic mother.



* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has [[DumbBlonde the title character]] doing this after Beezy once again [[SpringtimeForHitler fails to fail]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'':
** Sadlygrove often inspires this to his friends -- usually along with calling him a "[[CatchPhrase Iop brain]]". Eva goes for the [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Wakfu_Facepalm_9735.jpg two-handed facepalm]] in episode 19 when Grovy gets himself into a duel with Prince Armand.
** Jay the Iop also spurs Kriss Krass to facepalm during the Bontarian Gobbowl match.
** Rushu facepalms when he thinks Anathar has just crushed his precious Eliatrope prisoner.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Batman (Terry [=McGinnis=], remember) performs the motion after his geeky schoolmate Howard tells his obsessive robot girlfriend [[LetsJustBeFriends they could be just friends]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has [[DumbBlonde the title character]] doing this after Beezy once again [[SpringtimeForHitler fails to fail]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'':
Franchise/{{DCAU}}:
** Sadlygrove often inspires this to his friends -- usually along with calling him a "[[CatchPhrase Iop brain]]". Eva goes for the [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Wakfu_Facepalm_9735.jpg two-handed facepalm]] in An episode 19 of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' has Veronica Vreeland attending the opera with Penguin. Imagine her reaction when Grovy gets himself into a duel with Prince Armand.
** Jay
the Iop also spurs Kriss Krass to facepalm during the Bontarian Gobbowl match.
Penguin starts singing along.
** Rushu facepalms when he thinks Anathar has just crushed his precious Eliatrope prisoner.
*
In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Superman does not need [[http://worldsfinestonline.com/WF/jlu/backstage/funkeepers/27.jpg this crap right now]].
**
In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Batman (Terry [=McGinnis=], remember) performs the motion after his geeky schoolmate Howard tells his obsessive robot girlfriend [[LetsJustBeFriends they could be just friends]].



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' has Veronica Vreeland attending the opera with Penguin. Imagine her reaction when the Penguin starts singing along.
* Toa Tahu does this in ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}}: Mask of Light'' during a Kohlii match after Jaller dives right out of the way rather than blocking the oncoming Kohlii ball. Amusingly, shortly after, Jaller hits himself in the head with his Kohlii stick. It's an incredibly dramatic double-facepalm.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
** Squidward does this occasionally, and will add to it by sliding his tentacle slowly off his face, causing his face to sag and then spring back into shape.
** Plankton does this after telling [=SpongeBob=] to be more assertive and [=SpongeBob=] misunderstands.
* Mac Mange, the Metallikat of ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'', has a ''metal'' face palm in "A Bright and Shiny Future" when his wife (with whom he co-ruled the city in a BadFuture) kept insisting that their robot servants were hers. Complete with metal clang.
* Frequently used by Nesmith of ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen'' in regards to something the title character has said. And [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius if you're familiar with Sheen at all]], you can understand why.
* Kiva's reaction in ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' to a fair number of events, such as Coop and Jamie letting out all the imprisoned aliens in "Breakout".
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Twilight's typical response to the strange happenings around her, though some other ponies get one in now and then, too.
** The other Ponies get in on it too, with Rainbow Dash doing a ''Double'' Facehoof at times. Behold fanart of a ''quadruple'' [[http://bobmortar.deviantart.com/art/Rainbow-Dash-Quadruple-Facehoof-vector-287398077 facehoof]].
** Angel Bunny does a facepaw whenever he finds Fluttershy frustrating.
** One of the Diamond Dogs facepaws when Rarity is aggravating him.
** Spike faceclaws from time to time.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation "Inspiration Manifestation"]], Owlowiscious simulates this with his [[FeatherFingers flight feathers]] when Spike reads the cover page of the book and says "I'm likin' the looks of this one!" Even more impressive in that he used one of his wings to do it while in mid-flight, and still remained airborne.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames "Equestria Games"]], Spike's [[CringeComedy cringe-worthy]] attempt at the Cloudsdale anthem naturally induces this to much of the audience (both in and out of universe).
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E4BloomAndGloom Bloom & Gloom"]]: This is Octavia's reaction in Sweetie Belle's dream when the latter gets a broom-and-bucket cutie mark. Then Rarity does a double-facehoof when she has to score her sister's performance.
** Now compiled in this handy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIQZ-hfwATQ compilation]]! Begins at 2:45.
** For the background ponies, this seems to be Bon-Bon's default reaction to Lyra's antics when portrayed by the fandom. [[ElegantClassicalMusician Octavia]] and [[TheRockStar Vinyl Scratch]] get in on it whenever the other tries to listen to their preferred music genre. In fact, the only real common pairing of ponies that doesn't have a facehoof specializer (regularly, at least) is Derpy and Doctor Whooves. Probably because they both have their antics at the same time.
* Doktor Frogg does this quite a lot in ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil'' when Voltar comes up with ridiculous and childish "evil" schemes. This is actually quite a talent, considering he doesn't actually have hands....

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' has Veronica Vreeland attending the opera with Penguin. Imagine her reaction when the Penguin starts singing along.
* Toa Tahu
''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'': BigBad Zordrak does this fairly often in ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}}: Mask of Light'' during a Kohlii match after Jaller dives right out of the way rather than blocking the oncoming Kohlii ball. Amusingly, shortly after, Jaller hits himself in the head with his Kohlii stick. It's an incredibly dramatic double-facepalm.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
** Squidward does this occasionally, and will add to it by sliding his tentacle slowly off his face, causing his face to sag and then spring back into shape.
** Plankton does this after telling [=SpongeBob=] to be more assertive and [=SpongeBob=] misunderstands.
* Mac Mange, the Metallikat of ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'', has a ''metal'' face palm in "A Bright and Shiny Future" when his wife (with whom he co-ruled the city in a BadFuture) kept insisting that their robot servants were hers. Complete with metal clang.
* Frequently used by Nesmith of ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen'' in regards to something the title character has said. And [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius if you're familiar with Sheen at all]], you can understand why.
* Kiva's reaction in ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' to a fair number of events, such as Coop and Jamie letting out all the imprisoned aliens in "Breakout".
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Twilight's typical
response to the strange happenings around her, though some other ponies get one in now and then, too.
** The other Ponies get in on it too, with Rainbow Dash doing a ''Double'' Facehoof at times. Behold fanart of a ''quadruple'' [[http://bobmortar.deviantart.com/art/Rainbow-Dash-Quadruple-Facehoof-vector-287398077 facehoof]].
** Angel Bunny does a facepaw whenever he finds Fluttershy frustrating.
** One of the Diamond Dogs facepaws when Rarity is aggravating him.
** Spike faceclaws from time to time.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation "Inspiration Manifestation"]], Owlowiscious simulates this with his [[FeatherFingers flight feathers]] when Spike reads the cover page of the book and says "I'm likin' the looks of this one!" Even more impressive in that he used one
incompetence of his wings to do it while in mid-flight, and still remained airborne.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames "Equestria Games"]], Spike's [[CringeComedy cringe-worthy]] attempt at
mooks, the Cloudsdale anthem naturally induces this to much of the audience (both in and out of universe).
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E4BloomAndGloom Bloom & Gloom"]]: This is Octavia's reaction in Sweetie Belle's dream when the latter gets a broom-and-bucket cutie mark. Then Rarity does a double-facehoof when she has to score her sister's performance.
** Now compiled in this handy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIQZ-hfwATQ compilation]]! Begins at 2:45.
** For the background ponies, this seems to be Bon-Bon's default reaction to Lyra's antics when portrayed by the fandom. [[ElegantClassicalMusician Octavia]] and [[TheRockStar Vinyl Scratch]] get in on it whenever the other tries to listen to their preferred music genre. In fact, the only real common pairing of ponies that doesn't have a facehoof specializer (regularly, at least) is Derpy and Doctor Whooves. Probably because they both have their antics at the same time.
* Doktor Frogg does this quite a lot in ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil'' when Voltar comes up with ridiculous and childish "evil" schemes. This is actually quite a talent, considering he doesn't actually have hands....
Urpneys.



* Vince from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' often uses this trope.
* Stanley does this a few times in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'' comics. Surprisingly, his easily-exasperated partner Henry only does this ''once'' (in episode 9 of the cartoon).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "Devil in the Deep":
-->'''Alice Johnson:''' This will make for an interesting story. Especially the part where Dr. Venkman forgets the ghost traps.\\
'''Peter Venkman:''' My mother reads ''Celebrity''! (''cue facepalm'')

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* Vince from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' often uses ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': This is the preferred response to Buzz Killington.
* The eponymous turtle has done
this trope.
* Stanley does this
at a few least a couple of times in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'' comics. Surprisingly, his easily-exasperated partner Henry only does this ''once'' (in episode 9 of the cartoon).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "Devil in the Deep":
-->'''Alice Johnson:''' This will make for an interesting story. Especially the part where Dr. Venkman forgets the ghost traps.\\
'''Peter Venkman:''' My mother reads ''Celebrity''! (''cue facepalm'')
various animated incarnations of ''Literature/{{Franklin}}''.



* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'''s Prowl, in the first episode, faceservos to Optimus' speech.
* A common reaction to the antics of the Warner siblings in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', especially from Dr Scratchansniff.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts Mike's New Car]]''. Mike facepalms himself after the windshield wipers went off when he put his seatbelt on.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'''s Prowl, Helga from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' does this in the first episode, faceservos to Optimus' speech.
* A common reaction
response to the antics of her alcoholic mother.
* On ''WesternAnimation/HollyHobbieAndFriends: Christmas Wishes'', this is Carrie's reaction when
the Warner siblings in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', especially from Dr Scratchansniff.
Hey Girls are coming up with ideas to help the Deegans have some Christmas cheer[[note]]The father of the family has recently passed away.[[/note]] and Amy suggests that they could organize their sock drawer.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts Mike's New Car]]''. Mike facepalms himself Peppermint Patty does this at the end of ''[[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown]]'' when Marcie eats her Easter egg ''[[EpicFail without taking the shell off]]''. This is after Marcie asked for egg-eating instructions and got them. "Tastes terrible, Sir."
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has [[DumbBlonde
the windshield wipers went off title character]] doing this after Beezy once again [[SpringtimeForHitler fails to fail]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': [[SurroundedByIdiots Mr. Cat]] does this quite a lot. In Episode 105, he uses the "pinching the bridge of the nose" variant of it several times.
** Kaeloo herself does this on occasion
when [[TheDitz Stumpy]] does something stupid.
* Doktor Frogg does this quite a lot in ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil'' when Voltar comes up with ridiculous and childish "evil" schemes. This is actually quite a talent, considering
he put his seatbelt on.doesn't actually have hands...



* The eponymous turtle has done this at a least a couple of times in the various animated incarnations of ''Literature/{{Franklin}}''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'', Donatello facepalms when Michelangelo remarks on ''what a coincidence it is'' that a van has crashed into the Kraang's lair whilst the Turtles are sneaking in. Unfortunatley, Donny is wearing spiked climbing-kncukles at the time. Ouch!
* Facewing by Connie Crane in "I'll Be Your Best Friend" on ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'' when her husband falls into the lake after craning to get a look at Bucky Spacebeaver's showboat; Flick later on in the same story after Munchy brings Peanut a chocolate-and-tuna flavored cake and he realizes he's just been outclassed.
* At the end of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "Is There a Doctor in the House?", D.W. does this when [[HereWeGoAgain Arthur starts sneezing]].
* In the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nKKbXuilg4#t=3m30s Wacky Races Forever]]'' pilot, Muttley slaps himself as his partner [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat declares his intent to cheat, while they were sitting 3 feet in front of the finish line]].

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* The eponymous turtle has done this at Kiva's reaction in ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' to a least a couple fair number of times in events, such as Coop and Jamie letting out all the various animated incarnations of ''Literature/{{Franklin}}''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'', Donatello facepalms when Michelangelo remarks on ''what a coincidence it is'' that a van has crashed into the Kraang's lair whilst the Turtles are sneaking in. Unfortunatley, Donny is wearing spiked climbing-kncukles at the time. Ouch!
* Facewing by Connie Crane
imprisoned aliens in "I'll Be Your Best Friend" on ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'' when her husband falls into the lake after craning to get a look at Bucky Spacebeaver's showboat; Flick later on in the same story after Munchy brings Peanut a chocolate-and-tuna flavored cake and he realizes he's just been outclassed.
* At the end of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "Is There a Doctor in the House?", D.W. does this when [[HereWeGoAgain Arthur starts sneezing]].
* In the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nKKbXuilg4#t=3m30s Wacky Races Forever]]'' pilot, Muttley slaps himself as his partner [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat declares his intent to cheat, while they were sitting 3 feet in front of the finish line]].
"Breakout".



* Peppermint Patty does this at the end of ''[[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown]]'' when Marcie eats her Easter egg ''[[EpicFail without taking the shell off]]''. This is after Marcie asked for egg-eating instructions and got them. "Tastes terrible, Sir."

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* Peppermint Patty ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Twilight's typical response to the strange happenings around her, though some other ponies get one in now and then, too.
** The other Ponies get in on it too, with Rainbow Dash doing a ''Double'' Facehoof at times. Behold fanart of a ''quadruple'' [[http://bobmortar.deviantart.com/art/Rainbow-Dash-Quadruple-Facehoof-vector-287398077 facehoof]].
** Angel Bunny
does a facepaw whenever he finds Fluttershy frustrating.
** One of the Diamond Dogs facepaws when Rarity is aggravating him.
** Spike faceclaws from time to time.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation "Inspiration Manifestation"]], Owlowiscious simulates
this with his [[FeatherFingers flight feathers]] when Spike reads the cover page of the book and says "I'm likin' the looks of this one!" Even more impressive in that he used one of his wings to do it while in mid-flight, and still remained airborne.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames "Equestria Games"]], Spike's [[CringeComedy cringe-worthy]] attempt
at the end Cloudsdale anthem naturally induces this to much of ''[[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown]]'' when Marcie eats her Easter egg ''[[EpicFail without taking the shell off]]''. audience (both in and out of universe).
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E4BloomAndGloom Bloom & Gloom"]]:
This is after Marcie asked for egg-eating instructions Octavia's reaction in Sweetie Belle's dream when the latter gets a broom-and-bucket cutie mark. Then Rarity does a double-facehoof when she has to score her sister's performance.
** Now compiled in this handy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIQZ-hfwATQ compilation]]! Begins at 2:45.
** For the background ponies, this seems to be Bon-Bon's default reaction to Lyra's antics when portrayed by the fandom. [[ElegantClassicalMusician Octavia]]
and got them. "Tastes terrible, Sir."[[TheRockStar Vinyl Scratch]] get in on it whenever the other tries to listen to their preferred music genre. In fact, the only real common pairing of ponies that doesn't have a facehoof specializer (regularly, at least) is Derpy and Doctor Whooves. Probably because they both have their antics at the same time.



* In ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' Chase Young uses one of the magical Shen Gong Wu objects to talk to animals and tell an army of monkeys to obey the every command of Jack Spicer. He facepalms when Jack tests the monkeys' loyalty by having them all do the robot dance.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerPuffGirls'' episode "Meet the Beat-alls", Princess does this in response to Mojo Jojo's lame pun
-->'''Princess:''' So tell us again why we're only stealing toilet paper, light bulbs, milk, flour, and eggs.\\
'''Mojo:''' Well, Moko's idea is that stealing items that are all white isn't against the law. So it's okay to take them.\\
'''Princess:''' Huh?\\
'''Mojo:''' It's alright, 'cause they're all white!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'': BigBad Zordrak does this fairly often in response to the incompetence of his mooks, the Urpneys.



* On ''WesternAnimation/WonderPets'', Ming-Ming does a facewing in "Help the Easter Bunny" after Linny asks what the song and dance routine he just made the group do had to with hiding eggs and he replies with "What eggs?" This episode being late in the show's run and her being the LittleMissSnarker of the group, it's probably not the first time she did it.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/WonderPets'', Ming-Ming does a facewing Facewing by Connie Crane in "Help "I'll Be Your Best Friend" on ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'' when her husband falls into the Easter Bunny" lake after Linny asks what craning to get a look at Bucky Spacebeaver's showboat; Flick later on in the song and dance routine he just made the group do had to with hiding eggs same story after Munchy brings Peanut a chocolate-and-tuna flavored cake and he replies realizes he's just been outclassed.
* ''WesternAnimation/PixarShorts'': In ''Mike's New Car'', Mike facepalms himself after the windshield wipers went off when he put his seatbelt on.
* Frequently used by Nesmith of ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen'' in regards to something the title character has said. And [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius if you're familiar
with "What eggs?" This Sheen at all]], you can understand why.
* The stallholder in ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
episode being late in "Meet the show's run Beat-alls", Princess does this in response to Mojo Jojo's lame pun
-->'''Princess:''' So tell us again why we're only stealing toilet paper, light bulbs, milk, flour,
and her being eggs.\\
'''Mojo:''' Well, Moko's idea is that stealing items that are all white isn't against
the LittleMissSnarker of the group, law. So it's probably not okay to take them.\\
'''Princess:''' Huh?\\
'''Mojo:''' It's alright, 'cause they're all white!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "Devil in
the first time she did it.Deep":
-->'''Alice Johnson:''' This will make for an interesting story. Especially the part where Dr. Venkman forgets the ghost traps.\\
'''Peter Venkman:''' My mother reads ''Celebrity''! (''cue facepalm'')
* Vince from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' often uses this trope.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Homer Simpson sometimes combines this with his CatchPhrase "D'oh!", though it's when ''he'' does something stupid.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Stan is a big fan of the "pinching the bridge of one's nose" type. It makes sense, as, thanks to {{Flanderization}}, he has a LizLemonJob. Often accompanied by a muttered "Oh goddamnit..." Apparently this is because series co-creator Trey Parker (on whom Stan is based) does this a lot in RealLife.
** In one episode, we see his mother doing it along side with him, implying that he picked it up from her. Given to who she's married to, that may, very well, be the case.
** Cartman does this in the third part of the Black Friday trilogy when Princess Kenny breaks up a blockade of ships trying to keep a shipment of [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 PS4]]s out of America just by being cute.
* Space Ghost does it a lot on his talk show, ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
** Squidward does this occasionally, and will add to it by sliding his tentacle slowly off his face, causing his face to sag and then spring back into shape.
** Plankton does this after telling [=SpongeBob=] to be more assertive and [=SpongeBob=] misunderstands.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E02FighterFlight "Fighter Flight"]]: Kanan's reaction to discovering that Ezra and Zeb stole a TIE fighter.
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E06EmpireDay "Empire Day"]]: Kanan, again, when Tseebo walks into a door and falls down.
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E18TheMysteryOfChopperBase "The Mystery of Chopper Base"]]: Sabine, when Kanan doesn't get her hints about Hera's feelings about him going on a dangerous mission without her.
* Mac Mange, the Metallikat of ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'', has a ''metal'' face palm in "A Bright and Shiny Future" when his wife (with whom he co-ruled the city in a BadFuture) kept insisting that their robot servants were hers. Complete with metal clang.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'', Donatello facepalms when Michelangelo remarks on ''what a coincidence it is'' that a van has crashed into the Kraang's lair whilst the Turtles are sneaking in. Unfortunatley, Donny is wearing spiked climbing-kncukles at the time. Ouch!



* On the PBS animated version of ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'', this is Mama Bear's reaction in "The Green-Eyed Monster" from the PBS series when she explains the GreenEyedMonster to Sister Bear after she wants to ride Brother's bike and she just whines "But Mama, it's such a beautiful bike."
* On ''WesternAnimation/HollyHobbieAndFriends: Christmas Wishes'', this is Carrie's reaction when the Hey Girls are coming up with ideas to help the Deegans have some Christmas cheer[[note]]The father of the family has recently passed away.[[/note]] and Amy suggests that they could organize their sock drawer.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': [[SurroundedByIdiots Mr. Cat]] does this quite a lot. In Episode 105, he uses the "pinching the bridge of the nose" variant of it several times.
** Kaeloo herself does this on occasion when [[TheDitz Stumpy]] does something stupid.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'''s Prowl, in the first episode, faceservos to Optimus' speech.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}'' features a collective facepalm at a mixer in the first episode.
* In the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nKKbXuilg4#t=3m30s Wacky Races Forever]]'' pilot, Muttley slaps himself as his partner [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat declares his intent to cheat, while they were sitting 3 feet in front of the finish line]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'':
** Sadlygrove often inspires this to his friends -- usually along with calling him a "[[CatchPhrase Iop brain]]". Eva goes for the [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Wakfu_Facepalm_9735.jpg two-handed facepalm]] in episode 19 when Grovy gets himself into a duel with Prince Armand.
** Jay the Iop also spurs Kriss Krass to facepalm during the Bontarian Gobbowl match.
** Rushu facepalms when he thinks Anathar has just crushed his precious Eliatrope prisoner.
* On ''WesternAnimation/WonderPets'', Ming-Ming does a facewing in "Help the PBS animated version of ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'', this is Mama Bear's reaction in "The Green-Eyed Monster" from the PBS series when she explains the GreenEyedMonster to Sister Bear Easter Bunny" after she wants to ride Brother's bike Linny asks what the song and she dance routine he just whines "But Mama, made the group do had to with hiding eggs and he replies with "What eggs?" This episode being late in the show's run and her being the LittleMissSnarker of the group, it's such a beautiful bike."
* On ''WesternAnimation/HollyHobbieAndFriends: Christmas Wishes'', this is Carrie's reaction when
probably not the Hey Girls are coming up with ideas to help the Deegans have some Christmas cheer[[note]]The father first time she did it.
* In ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' Chase Young uses one
of the family has recently passed away.[[/note]] magical Shen Gong Wu objects to talk to animals and Amy suggests that they could organize their sock drawer.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': [[SurroundedByIdiots Mr. Cat]] does this quite a lot. In Episode 105, he uses
tell an army of monkeys to obey the "pinching the bridge every command of the nose" variant of it several times.
** Kaeloo herself does this on occasion
Jack Spicer. He facepalms when [[TheDitz Stumpy]] does something stupid.Jack tests the monkeys' loyalty by having them all do the robot dance.
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Batman (Terry [=McGinnis=], remember) performs the motion after his geeky schoolmate Howard tells his obsessive-compulsive robot girlfriend [[LetsJustBeFriends they could be just friends]].

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Batman (Terry [=McGinnis=], remember) performs the motion after his geeky schoolmate Howard tells his obsessive-compulsive obsessive robot girlfriend [[LetsJustBeFriends they could be just friends]].



'''Batman:''' Is it ever the ''right'' thing to say?

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'''Batman:''' Is it ever the ''right'' thing to say?thing?
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* The ''Franchise/{{Avatar|The Last Airbender}}'':

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* The ''Franchise/{{Avatar|The Last Airbender}}'':Airbender}}'' universe:
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** "The Cave of Two Lovers":
--->'''Katara:''' Why is your forehead all red?\\

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* The ''Franchise/{{Avatar|The Last Airbender}}'':
**
''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** *** "The Cave of Two Lovers":
--->'''Katara:''' ---->'''Katara:''' Why is your forehead all red?\\



** In fact, [[OnlySaneMan Sokka]] does this a lot, leading many to speculate that doing it so many times resulted in the hardening of his forehead, which was why Ty Lee hurt her hand trying to strike it in "The Chase".
** Zuko does it when Iroh flirts with an unattractive woman in "The Drill".
** Also, Zuko's nose pinch in "The Western Air Temple", when he remembered how much of a dork he was when he began his search for the Avatar.
** Zuko appears to have a tendency to do this, [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/20500000/Bumi-vs-Toph-8-avatar-the-last-airbender-20541319-774-1024.jpg especially in the comics.]]
** [[http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/atla/312/061.jpg Zuko]][[http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/atla/312/161.jpg does]] [[http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/atla/312/258.jpg variations]] [[http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/atla/312/317.jpg on]] [[http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/atla/313/129.jpg this]] [[http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/atla/314/266.jpg alot]], especially when he's exasperated with himself.
** Suki does it too in "The Boiling Rock" when Sokka tries (and fails) to cover-up the fact that they're hatching an escape plan. "The only thing we're hatching is... an egg?"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
** This is Mako's reaction to Korra messing up in her first pro-bending match.
** The writers posted a picture of Toph doing this (with six fingers) after fans informed them that an animation error resulted in Toph having six fingers slipped through and got aired.
** Asami also does this when Bolin pays the wrong people to reverse the KangarooCourt Korra's parents are in.
** Bolin himself does a forehead smack when Varrick [[spoiler:ruins what is supposed to be a touching reunion between him and Zhu Li when he orders her to do some work.]]

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** *** In fact, [[OnlySaneMan Sokka]] does this a lot, leading many to speculate that doing it so many times resulted in the hardening of his forehead, which was why Ty Lee hurt her hand trying to strike it in "The Chase".
** *** Zuko does it when Iroh flirts with an unattractive woman in "The Drill".
** Also, *** Zuko's nose pinch in "The Western Air Temple", when he remembered how much of a dork he was when he began his search for the Avatar.
** *** Zuko appears to have a tendency to do this, [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/20500000/Bumi-vs-Toph-8-avatar-the-last-airbender-20541319-774-1024.jpg especially in the comics.]]
** *** [[http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/atla/312/061.jpg Zuko]][[http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/atla/312/161.jpg does]] [[http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/atla/312/258.jpg variations]] [[http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/atla/312/317.jpg on]] [[http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/atla/313/129.jpg this]] [[http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/atla/314/266.jpg alot]], especially when he's exasperated with himself.
** *** Suki does it too in "The Boiling Rock" when Sokka tries (and fails) to cover-up the fact that they're hatching an escape plan. "The only thing we're hatching is... an egg?"
* ** ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
** *** This is Mako's reaction to Korra messing up in her first pro-bending match.
** *** The writers posted a picture of Toph doing this (with six fingers) after fans informed them that an animation error resulted in Toph having six fingers slipped through and got aired.
** *** Asami also does this when Bolin pays the wrong people to reverse the KangarooCourt Korra's parents are in.
** *** Bolin himself does a forehead smack when Varrick [[spoiler:ruins what is supposed to be a touching reunion between him and Zhu Li when he orders her to do some work.]]



* TheDreamstone: BigBad Zordrak does this fairly often in response to the incompetence of his mooks, the Urpneys.

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* TheDreamstone: ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'': BigBad Zordrak does this fairly often in response to the incompetence of his mooks, the Urpneys.
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