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26th Jan '17 9:49:55 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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# Optional: Ask some variant of "What are you, stupid or something?"

The Dope Slap is a (generally) lighthearted slap (or knuckle tap) to the back of the skull that is intended as a disciplinary move by one character when another character does, says, or even ''thinks'' something that is uniformly stupid, or just to [[BeQuietNudge shut them up]]. The slap is almost always in some way played for laughs; think of it as an attempt at PercussiveMaintenance on somebody's brain, and thus occasionally overlaps with GetAHoldOfYourselfMan. Another variation is [[BeQuietNudge a "shut up" poke]] [[CherryTapping to the ribs with the elbow]]. Finally, it may also be performed simply by making a slapping motion in the direction of the target, without any actual physical contact occurring.

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# Optional: (Optional) Ask some variant of "What are you, stupid or something?"

The Dope Slap is a (generally) lighthearted light slap (or knuckle tap) to the back of the skull that is intended as a disciplinary move by one character when another character does, says, or even ''thinks'' something that is uniformly stupid, or just to [[BeQuietNudge shut them up]]. The slap is almost always PlayedForLaughs in some way played for laughs; way; think of it as an attempt at PercussiveMaintenance on somebody's brain, and thus occasionally overlaps with GetAHoldOfYourselfMan. Another variation is [[BeQuietNudge a "shut up" poke]] [[CherryTapping to the ribs with the elbow]]. Finally, it may also be performed simply by making a slapping motion in the direction of the target, without any actual physical contact occurring.



Also known as a Gerber Slap, since, when properly applied, the recipient's expression should resemble the "goo-goo" face on the eponymous brand of baby food; and the Gibbs Slap, in honor of the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' character having a propensity to do this.

Not to be confused with a Pimp/Bitch slap, which is a ''hard'', either-handed (both backhand and front) slap directly applied to the cheeks in order to [[DudeWheresMyRespect assert one's]] [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Authoritah.]] The difference is explained, naturally, by Gibbs himself in an ''NCIS'' episode:

-->''"A slap in the face would be humiliating. Back of the head's a wake-up call."''

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Also known as a by two other names: the Gerber Slap, since, Slap (since, when properly applied, the recipient's expression should resemble the "goo-goo" face on the eponymous brand of baby food; food), and the Gibbs Slap, in Slap (in honor of the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' character having a propensity to do this.

this).

Not to be confused with a Pimp/Bitch slap, which is a ''hard'', either-handed (both backhand and (back or front) slap applied directly applied to the cheeks in order to [[DudeWheresMyRespect assert one's]] [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Authoritah.]] The difference is explained, naturally, by Gibbs himself in an ''NCIS'' episode:

-->''"A ->''"A slap in the face would be humiliating. Back of the head's a wake-up call."''



* The "Could Have Had a V8" line of commercials typically feature one character dope-slapping the other in the forehead, complete with a hollow "doink" sound.

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* The "Could Have "Could've Had a V8" line of commercials typically feature one character dope-slapping the other in the forehead, complete with a hollow "doink" sound.



** In one episode, Gibbs dope-slaps ''himself'' after tampering with evidence ([[ItMakesSenseInContext which was for a good cause]]).

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** In one episode, Gibbs dope-slaps ''himself'' after [[ItMakesSenseInContext tampering with evidence ([[ItMakesSenseInContext which was for (for a good cause]]).cause)]].



** You normally wouldn't expect someone like [[WideEyedIdealist Grace]] to perform the dope slap on anyone, [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2009-05-19 but when your friend's been acting like a dummy...]]

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** The page image above. You normally wouldn't expect someone like [[WideEyedIdealist Grace]] to perform the dope slap on anyone, [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2009-05-19 but when your friend's been acting like a dummy...]]
15th Jan '17 3:43:43 PM TheBushranger
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2nd Jan '17 3:01:08 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', [[AlphaBitch Pretty]] does this to [[TheDitz Stumpy]] whenever he does something stupid (which is quite often).
27th Dec '16 5:06:46 PM StFan
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--> "When the witchy wise-bird says "Beware", you ''stop'' and say, 'Of what, please?'"

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--> "When --->'''Foster:''' When the witchy wise-bird says "Beware", you ''stop'' and say, 'Of "Of what, please?'" please?"
* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/RogueOne''. In Jedha City, when K-2SO is pretending before a squad of Stormtroopers that his rebel teammates are his prisoners, the droid gives Cassian a slap on the side of the face for speaking out of turn. He later apologizes for doing this. Note that this was a ThrowItIn by Alan Tudyk.
26th Dec '16 7:37:44 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': In "Future Harper", the adult Harper reveals to the Russos that the existence of wizards has been revealed in the future, so Justin gives Max a preemptive slap, knowing that he'll be the one who will inevitably blab it to the world.
24th Dec '16 6:25:03 PM SteveMB
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* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'' ChristmasEpisode "Holiday Knights", Bullock and Montoya are staking out a department store in the guise of the store Santa and a Christmas elf. When one of the kids declares that Bullock isn't the real Santa, he responds, "Sure I am -- wanna see my gun?", earning a smack from Montoya.
14th Dec '16 11:22:51 AM StFan
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* Quite common in ''Manga/OnePiece'', and usually administered by [[TheChick Nami]]. Of note is the fact that her dope-slaps even cause AmusingInjuries to ''Luffy'', whose [[RubberMan powers]] explicitly include being able to more or less ignore blunt force.

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* Quite common in ''Manga/OnePiece'', and usually administered by [[TheChick Nami]]. Of note is the fact that her dope-slaps dope slaps even cause AmusingInjuries to ''Luffy'', whose [[RubberMan powers]] explicitly include being able to more or less ignore blunt force.



* ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' has an odd twist on the old concept, where Klan (in her [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever macronized]] state) delivers a dope-slap to [[ChivalrousPervert Mikael's]] HumongousMecha's head, causing him to rattle around in the cockpit.

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* ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' has an odd twist on the old concept, where Klan (in her [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever macronized]] state) delivers a dope-slap dope slap to [[ChivalrousPervert Mikael's]] HumongousMecha's head, causing him to rattle around in the cockpit.



** The Tiger of Kai isn't content to deliver a simple dope-slap to IdiotHero Yukimura Sanada. When he says something truly dumb, he delivers a dope PUNCH, usually sending Yukimura through the nearest door, or into a wall. He's always up again a second later though.

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** The Tiger of Kai isn't content to deliver a simple dope-slap dope slap to IdiotHero Yukimura Sanada. When he says something truly dumb, he delivers a dope PUNCH, usually sending Yukimura through the nearest door, or into a wall. He's always up again a second later though.



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** Proving that you don't even need a hand to give a dope-slap, Manfred the mammoth delivers one to Sid with his trunk in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown''.

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** Proving that you don't even need a hand to give a dope-slap, dope slap, Manfred the mammoth delivers one to Sid with his trunk in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown''.



(''Manny slaps Sid upside the head with his trunk'')

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(''Manny ''[Manny slaps Sid upside the head with his trunk'')trunk]''



'''Hermione:''' (''smack'')\\

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'''Hermione:''' (''smack'')\\''[smack]''\\



'''Old Biff:''' (''smack'') IT'S "LEAVE", YOU IDIOT! Make like a tree and LEAVE! You sound like a damned FOOL when you say it wrong!
* ''Film/{{Clue}}'', in the second ending. The first one was a dope-slap, the second was to his face.

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'''Old Biff:''' (''smack'') ''[smack]'' IT'S "LEAVE", YOU IDIOT! Make like a tree and LEAVE! You sound like a damned FOOL when you say it wrong!
* ''Film/{{Clue}}'', in the second ending. The first one was a dope-slap, dope slap, the second was to his face.



-->'''Lance:''' (''entering a room filled with black people'') Holy moly, looks like the Source Awards in here.\\
'''Conspiracy Brother:''' (''hits the back of Lance's head'')\\

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-->'''Lance:''' (''entering ''[entering a room filled with black people'') people]'' Holy moly, looks like the Source Awards in here.\\
'''Conspiracy Brother:''' (''hits ''[hits the back of Lance's head'')\\head]''\\



--->'''Father:''' One day, lad, all this will be yours. (''gestures toward the window'')\\

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--->'''Father:''' One day, lad, all this will be yours. (''gestures ''[gestures toward the window'')\\window]''\\



'''Father:''' (''hits him on the back of the head'') No, not the curtain, lad!

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'''Father:''' (''hits ''[hits him on the back of the head'') head]'' No, not the curtain, lad!



'''Cop:''' (''dope slap'')
* Happens twice in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''.

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'''Cop:''' (''dope slap'')
''[dope slap]''
* Happens twice in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''.''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}''.



* In Tanya Huff's ''Literature/KeepersChronicles'' trilogy, Hell gets into an argument with itself, and somehow manages to pull off a dope-slap (to itself... more or less)

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* In Tanya Huff's ''Literature/KeepersChronicles'' trilogy, Hell gets into an argument with itself, and somehow manages to pull off a dope-slap dope slap (to itself... more or less)



** Honorable mention to Gibbs' reaction to catching Tony looking at "Page 57" of a men's magazine -- since Gibbs was too far away to deliver a dope-slap, he caught Tony on the back of the head with a scrunched-up ball of paper. Certainly got his attention.

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** Honorable mention to Gibbs' reaction to catching Tony looking at "Page 57" of a men's magazine -- since Gibbs was too far away to deliver a dope-slap, dope slap, he caught Tony on the back of the head with a scrunched-up ball of paper. Certainly got his attention.



* Often used in the Britcom ''Series/{{Coupling}}''. Actor Richard Coyle (who plays Jeff Murdock) once was on the receiving end of a dope-slap that was so forceful he got angry over it. Crybaby.

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* Often used in the Britcom ''Series/{{Coupling}}''. Actor Richard Coyle (who plays Jeff Murdock) once was on the receiving end of a dope-slap dope slap that was so forceful he got angry over it. Crybaby.



(''comedic pause, including bemused look'')\\

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(''comedic ''[comedic pause, including bemused look'')\\look]''\\



(''thump'')\\

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(''thump'')\\''[thump]''\\



** Chandler manages to earn a five-person dope-slap (or at least two or three plus some stuff thrown at him...) after a particularly flagrant bit of HypocriticalHumor when he criticizes a GirlOfTheWeek for being "desperate" -- after he's spent the whole episode literally watching the phone.

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** Chandler manages to earn a five-person dope-slap dope slap (or at least two or three plus some stuff thrown at him...) after a particularly flagrant bit of HypocriticalHumor when he criticizes a GirlOfTheWeek for being "desperate" -- after he's spent the whole episode literally watching the phone.



(''smacks Xander'')\\

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(''smacks Xander'')\\''[smacks Xander]''\\



(''cue dope slap'')\\

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(''cue ''[cue dope slap'')\\slap]''\\



--->'''Don Ramón:''' (''hits Chavo on head with usual {{kung foley}}'') ¡Toma!\\

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--->'''Don Ramón:''' (''hits ''[hits Chavo on head with usual {{kung foley}}'') foley}}]'' ¡Toma!\\



--->'''Quico:''' No me simpatizas...[[note]]"I don't like you..."[[/note]] (''NonSequiturThud'')

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--->'''Quico:''' No me simpatizas...[[note]]"I don't like you..."[[/note]] (''NonSequiturThud'')''[NonSequiturThud]''



(''Yumi stands up and dope-slaps him'')\\

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(''Yumi ''[Yumi stands up and dope-slaps him'')\\him]''\\



'''Ulrich:''' And nothing else! (''he rises and slaps Odd too'')\\

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'''Ulrich:''' And nothing else! (''he ''[he rises and slaps Odd too'')\\too]''\\



-->'''Morgan:''' (''on the phone with Garcia'') Leave it alone until I get there. Hey, hey, hardhead... don't make me spank you when I get back.\\
'''Reid:''' Don't listen to him Garcia, he's all talk. (''Morgan dope-slaps him'') Ow! JJ, he just hit me.\\
'''JJ:''' (''without looking up'') [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Boys, behave or I will ground you both.]]

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-->'''Morgan:''' (''on ''[on the phone with Garcia'') Garcia]'' Leave it alone until I get there. Hey, hey, hardhead... don't make me spank you when I get back.\\
'''Reid:''' Don't listen to him Garcia, he's all talk. (''Morgan ''[Morgan dope-slaps him'') him]'' Ow! JJ, he just hit me.\\
'''JJ:''' (''without ''[without looking up'') up]'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Boys, behave or I will ground you both.]]



* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', episode [[Recap/MerlinS03E03GoblinsGold "Goblin's Gold"]]: The first thing Gaius does after getting possessed by a Goblin is give a dope-slap to Merlin, to the latter's astonishment.
* ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'': Zoey, Lola and Quinn simultaneously each give one to Chase, Micheal and Logan for letting Dustin watch a scary movie they knew he wouldn't be able to handle.

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* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', episode [[Recap/MerlinS03E03GoblinsGold "Goblin's Gold"]]: The first thing Gaius does after getting possessed by a Goblin is give a dope-slap dope slap to Merlin, to the latter's astonishment.
* ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'': ''Series/Zoey101'': Zoey, Lola and Quinn simultaneously each give one to Chase, Micheal and Logan for letting Dustin watch a scary movie they knew he wouldn't be able to handle.



* ''Radio/CarTalk'' is the TropeNamer. Hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi -- better known as ''Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers'' -- claim to have been at the receiving end of many a dope-slap from their mother. (And according to each brother, the other brother stayed just as dumb.)

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* ''Radio/CarTalk'' is the TropeNamer. Hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi -- better known as ''Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers'' -- claim to have been at the receiving end of many a dope-slap dope slap from their mother. (And according to each brother, the other brother stayed just as dumb.)



* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' has a pair of [=NPCs=] who are practicing a BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine. The shorter one gives the dope-slap to the taller one as the "punchline" of every gag. He's also shown to do it when they're not practicing their jokes... Even better? Their names are [[Creator/AbbottAndCostello Bud and Lou]]. Also in this game, the item that specifically cures [[StandardStatusEffects Strangeness]] happens to be a paper fan.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Mother3'' has a pair of [=NPCs=] who are practicing a BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine. The shorter one gives the dope-slap dope slap to the taller one as the "punchline" of every gag. He's also shown to do it when they're not practicing their jokes... Even better? Their names are [[Creator/AbbottAndCostello Bud and Lou]]. Also in this game, the item that specifically cures [[StandardStatusEffects Strangeness]] happens to be a paper fan.



'''Yuri:''' (''thinking aloud'') Hmm... Let's see... That's a tough one... I think they would have to be someone who was [[NiceGuy nice and polite...]]\\
(''[[EurekaMoment Aha! pose]]'') Oh, I know! [[LesYay Someone like King!]]\\
(''[[http:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcqFYU6jKDU King whaps Yuri on the back of the head]]'')

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'''Yuri:''' (''thinking aloud'') ''[thinking aloud]'' Hmm... Let's see... That's a tough one... I think they would have to be someone who was [[NiceGuy nice and polite...]]\\
(''[[EurekaMoment ''[[[EurekaMoment Aha! pose]]'') pose]]]'' Oh, I know! [[LesYay Someone like King!]]\\
(''[[http:/www.''[[[http:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcqFYU6jKDU King whaps Yuri on the back of the head]]'')head]]]''



* Ruby does this to Blake in the first episode of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Chibi'' after having read the "Ninjas of Love" book and declaring it "filth". Granted, Ruby ''enjoyed'' reading it.
** Winter does this to Weiss in [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} the main series]] when she doesn't get a straight answer to "how have you been?"

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
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Ruby does this to Blake in the first episode of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} ''RWBY Chibi'' after having read the "Ninjas of Love" book and declaring it "filth". Granted, Ruby ''enjoyed'' reading it.
** Winter does this to Weiss in [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} the main series]] series when she doesn't get a straight answer to "how have you been?"



** You normally wouldn't expect someone like [[WideEyedIdealist Grace]] to perform the dope-slap on anyone, [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2009-05-19 but when your friend's been acting like a dummy...]]

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** You normally wouldn't expect someone like [[WideEyedIdealist Grace]] to perform the dope-slap dope slap on anyone, [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2009-05-19 but when your friend's been acting like a dummy...]]



** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0089.html "Invisibility: The Lazy Artist's Friend"]] features a rare aversion of the dope-slap.
--->'''Roy:''' (''likely -- he's invisible'') ... You're lucky attacking ends the spell, or I would smack the crap out of all of you.\\
'''Belkar:''' (''most probably'') Bite my 50% miss chance.

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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0089.html "Invisibility: The Lazy Artist's Friend"]] features a rare aversion of the dope-slap.
dope slap.
--->'''Roy:''' (''likely ''[likely -- he's invisible'') ...invisible]'' ... You're lucky attacking ends the spell, or I would smack the crap out of all of you.\\
'''Belkar:''' (''most probably'') ''[most probably]'' Bite my 50% miss chance.



* A weird one in the [[http://comic.nodwick.com/?comic=2002-08-28 last panel]] of a ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' strip: Yeagar gets an inter-dimensional dope-slap from Creator/PhilFoglio's AuthorAvatar.

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* A weird one in the [[http://comic.nodwick.com/?comic=2002-08-28 last panel]] of a ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' strip: Yeagar gets an inter-dimensional dope-slap dope slap from Creator/PhilFoglio's AuthorAvatar.



** The dope-slap can also be used to reset the tune of an [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=222 annoying squirrel girl]].

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** The dope-slap dope slap can also be used to reset the tune of an [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=222 annoying squirrel girl]].



* An interesting case in ''Kohta the Samurai'': a dark elf lieutenant explains how rings of illusion are working while a subordinate demonstrates by taking the appearance of a dwarf. The lieutenant insists on the fact that it's an illusion, an dwarves being taller and wider they should be wary of hitting something they shouldn't and give themselves away. Meanwhile, the subordinate is goofing around ("Oh look at me, I'm a short stupid hairyman!") and the lieutenant gives him a dope-slap -- by aiming ''above'' the illusory dwarf's head, proving her point.

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* An interesting case in ''Kohta the Samurai'': a dark elf lieutenant explains how magical rings of illusion are working while a subordinate demonstrates by taking the appearance of a dwarf. The lieutenant insists on the fact that it's an illusion, an dwarves being taller and wider they should be wary of hitting something they shouldn't and give themselves away. Meanwhile, the subordinate is goofing around ("Oh look at me, I'm a short stupid hairyman!") and the lieutenant gives him a dope-slap dope slap -- by aiming ''above'' the illusory dwarf's head, proving her point.



'''Little Girl:''' (''looks shocked and begins to tear up'')\\
'''Cloak 2:''' (''[[EvenEvilHasStandards hits Joe on the back of the head]]'')

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'''Little Girl:''' (''looks ''[the little girl looks shocked and begins to tear up'')\\
'''Cloak 2:''' (''[[EvenEvilHasStandards
up]''\\
''[[[EvenEvilHasStandards Cloak 2
hits Joe on the back of the head]]'')head]]]''



'''N. Bison:''' (''chuckle'') Phallus. (''dope slap'') Just do it.

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'''N. Bison:''' (''chuckle'') ''[chuckle]'' Phallus. (''dope slap'') ''[dope slap]'' Just do it.



'''Wonder Girl:''' (''dope slap'') Would you stop messing around?!

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'''Wonder Girl:''' (''dope slap'') ''[dope slap]'' Would you stop messing around?!



'''Tony:''' (''dope slap'') Do I gotta tell you ''again'' how you gotta add the orange zest, Cecil?

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'''Tony:''' (''dope slap'') ''[dope slap]'' Do I gotta tell you ''again'' how you gotta add the orange zest, Cecil?



** Peter also re-enacts the "could've had a V8" dope-slap on himself in the middle of recalling various memories in the episode when he learned of his real father.

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** Peter also re-enacts the "could've had a V8" dope-slap dope slap on himself in the middle of recalling various memories in the episode when he learned of his real father.



--->'''Riley:''' (''to grandad'') You should've stuck with your story!\\

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--->'''Riley:''' (''to grandad'') ''[to grandad]'' You should've stuck with your story!\\



'''Huey:''' (''dope-slaps Riley with a book'')

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'''Huey:''' (''dope-slaps ''[Huey dope-slaps Riley with a book'')book]''



-->(''[[TheBrute Lugnut]] lands on the windshield of the space vehicle'')\\

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-->(''[[TheBrute -->''[[[TheBrute Lugnut]] lands on the windshield of the space vehicle'')\\vehicle]''\\



-->'''Brain:''' (''to Pinky'') I'm going to have to hurt you.

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-->'''Brain:''' (''to Pinky'') ''[to Pinky]'' I'm going to have to hurt you.



'''Mermaid Man:''' (''blankly stares, then dope-slapped by Mr. Krabs'') ''EVIIIL!!!''

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'''Mermaid Man:''' (''blankly ''[blankly stares, then dope-slapped by Mr. Krabs'') Krabs]'' ''EVIIIL!!!''



** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E22HurricaneFluttershy "Hurricane Fluttershy"]], Twilight Sparkle gives twice a dope-slap to Spike (flattening the green fin atop his head) for being InnocentlyInsensitive to Fluttershy.

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** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E22HurricaneFluttershy "Hurricane Fluttershy"]], Twilight Sparkle gives twice a dope-slap dope slap to Spike (flattening the green fin atop his head) for being InnocentlyInsensitive to Fluttershy.



*** Rainbow Dash tossing Discord's "alicorn princess" crown from his head is also quite close to a dope-slap.

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*** Rainbow Dash tossing Discord's "alicorn princess" crown from his head is also quite close to a dope-slap.dope slap.



-->'''Optimus Primal:''' Silverbolt, what--? (''sees [[spoiler:the burnt husk of Optimus Prime's head]] and gasps'') Well... [[CatchPhrase that's just Prime...]]\\
'''Rattrap:''' Or what's left of him, anyway. (''dope slap'') D'oh!

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-->'''Optimus Primal:''' Silverbolt, what--? (''sees ''[sees [[spoiler:the burnt husk of Optimus Prime's head]] and gasps'') gasps]'' Well... [[CatchPhrase that's just Prime...]]\\
'''Rattrap:''' Or what's left of him, anyway. (''dope slap'') ''[dope slap]'' D'oh!



-->'''Schlabotka:''' Duh, hey boss... what's this all about? (''Boss slaps him several times'')\\

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-->'''Schlabotka:''' Duh, hey boss... what's this all about? (''Boss ''[Boss slaps him several times'')\\times]''\\



'''Schlabotka:''' But, duh, boss... (''Boss slaps him more'') Duh... all right.

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'''Schlabotka:''' But, duh, boss... (''Boss ''[Boss slaps him more'') more]'' Duh... all right.



* An increasingly common variation nowadays is basically a whiffed dope-slap. Make all the motions and aim for the general vicinity of the back of the head without actually striking the person. This avoids actually physically contacting people's heads and the imagery ensures the message is clear. Sometimes, the quip ("what are you stupid?!" or, "you dumbass!") is also left out as receiving the action is indicator enough that the recipient is doing something inane.

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* An increasingly common variation nowadays is basically a whiffed dope-slap.dope slap. Make all the motions and aim for the general vicinity of the back of the head without actually striking the person. This avoids actually physically contacting people's heads and the imagery ensures the message is clear. Sometimes, the quip ("what are you stupid?!" or, "you dumbass!") is also left out as receiving the action is indicator enough that the recipient is doing something inane.
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* An interesting case in ''Kohta the Samurai'': a dark elf lieutenant explains how rings of illusion are working while a subordinate demonstrates by taking the appearance of a dwarf. The lieutenant insists on the fact that it's an illusion, an dwarves being taller and wider they should be wary of hitting something they shouldn't and give themselves away. Meanwhile, the subordinate is goofing around ("Oh look at me, I'm a short stupid hairyman!") and the lieutenant gives him a dope-slap -- by aiming ''above'' the illusory dwarf's head, proving her point.
10th Dec '16 1:31:42 PM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' has a pair of [=NPCs=] who are practicing a BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine. The shorter one gives the dope-slap to the taller one as the "punchline" of every gag. He's also shown to do it when they're not practicing their jokes... Even better? Their names are [[Creator/AbbottAndCostello Bud and Lou]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' has a pair of [=NPCs=] who are practicing a BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine. The shorter one gives the dope-slap to the taller one as the "punchline" of every gag. He's also shown to do it when they're not practicing their jokes... Even better? Their names are [[Creator/AbbottAndCostello Bud and Lou]]. Also in this game, the item that specifically cures [[StandardStatusEffects Strangeness]] happens to be a paper fan.
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* ''FanFic/ThisBites'':
** Vivi administers one to Nami after she moans about missing getting Crocodile's gold-plated crocodile statue in Rain Dinners.
** After a filler adventure that started with [[ItMakesSenseInContext Vivi mis-translating octopus sign language and forcing Luffy into a surfing competition]], Zoro, Nami, Cross ''and'' Boss each administer one of these to Vivi when she offers to translate a goodbye.
** Robin gives herself one when she meets Garp.
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