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11th Dec '17 1:23:13 PM BecomingDavid
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[[AscendedMeme Now]] in Webster's Dictionary [[https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/face%2palm here!]]

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[[AscendedMeme Now]] in Webster's Dictionary [[https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/face%2palm com/dictionary/face%20palm here!]]
6th Sep '17 11:05:43 PM Uyyy
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Sometimes there is a distinction between the forehead facepalm (for irritating moments) and the full-face version (humiliation). There's also the Double Face Palm, which is grasping one's head with ''both'' palms, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13eDfrMgFQM as Picard did]] in "The Offspring". Some people even have gone meta, inserting "*picture of French ''Enterprise'' captain*" in their forum posts.

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Sometimes there is a distinction between the forehead facepalm (for irritating moments) and the full-face version (humiliation). There's also the Double Face Palm, which is grasping one's head with ''both'' palms, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13eDfrMgFQM as Picard did]] in "The Offspring".Offspring"; this one is far more commonly associated with embarrassment. Some people even have gone meta, inserting "*picture of French ''Enterprise'' captain*" in their forum posts.
12th Aug '17 12:50:04 PM StFan
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* Betty Lou does so on the Series/SesameStreet game show sketch, ''The Triangle is Right'' after Carl Mericana answered "A Circle".

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* Betty Lou does so on the Series/SesameStreet ''Series/SesameStreet'' game show sketch, ''The sketch "The Triangle is Right'' Is Right" after Carl Mericana answered answers "A Circle".
12th Aug '17 12:49:04 PM StFan
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* The video announcing the return of the ''WebAnimation/TF2Analysis'' shorts concludes with the line "That is... if we can find enough headeache pills for the doc to cope...", and Dr. Wolf is seen facepalming.
14th Apr '17 7:04:40 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* Betty Lou does so on the Series/SesameStreet game show sketch, ''The Triangle is Right'' after Carl Mericana answered "A Circle".
16th Mar '17 9:55:58 PM JMQwilleran
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* Advertising/{{GEICO}}:
** The Gecko, when the company briefly considers using a campy cartoon version of him.
--> "So you've turn me into a cartoon. Lovely."
** Also, with the Gecko, Rocky and Bullwinkle. Rocky is the one who does the facepalm first. The Gecko just catches on to it.
--> '''Rocky:''' Aww, come on, Bullwinkle. They're named after-
--> '''Bullwinkle:''' First president George Rockington!
--> *Rocky looks at Gecko*
--> '''Gecko:''' That doesn't even make any sense, Mr. ...uh... Winkle.
** There's also a print ad that talks about saving money with GEICO being no laughing matter. The ad depicts an iguana stating "I-guana save you money" and the Gecko standing next to him, facepalming.
8th Feb '17 6:14:14 PM EdwardGil
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[[AscendedMeme Now]] in Webster's Dictionary [[https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/face%2palm here!]]
28th Jan '17 10:44:28 AM Ea4g
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-[[SurroundedByIdiots I can't take my eyes off you people for five minutes...]]-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[-[[SurroundedByIdiots I can't take my eyes off you people for five minutes...]]-] ]]



So you're the OnlySaneMan, and the lunatics around you are ''once again'' doing [[WhatAnIdiot something]] to make you question your faith in humanity. ''*sighs*'' It may not solve anything, but your hand to the forehead will have the dual benefit of temporarily obscuring your vision of the idiocy as well as cradling the on-coming headache. Variations occur, from pinching the bridge of one's nose to slapping one's forehead. One may also slap the forehead, sliding the palm of the hand down the face, possibly with a look of exasperation. If they're wearing a hat, expect them to pull the brim of the hat over their eyes in disgust. If they're wearing a cloak or a hoodie, then they're pulling the cowl before their face.

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So you're the OnlySaneMan, and the lunatics around you are ''once again'' doing [[WhatAnIdiot something]] to make you question your faith in humanity. ''*sighs*'' It may not solve anything, but raising your hand to the your forehead will have the dual benefit of temporarily obscuring your vision of the idiocy as well as cradling the on-coming headache. Variations occur, from pinching the bridge of one's nose to slapping one's forehead. One may also slap the forehead, sliding the palm of the hand down the face, possibly with a look of exasperation. If they're wearing a hat, expect them to pull the brim of the hat over their eyes in disgust. If they're wearing a cloak or a hoodie, then they're pulling the cowl before their face.
8th Jan '17 4:31:02 AM StFan
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* [[FacePalm/AnimatedFilms Films Animation]]
* [[FacePalm/LiveActionFilms Films Live-Action]]

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* [[FacePalm/AnimatedFilms Films Animation]]
* [[FacePalm/LiveActionFilms Films Live-Action]]



* ''Series/TheMuppetShow''

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* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' ''Series/TheMuppetShow'':



* ''TabletopGame/ChuubosMarvelousWishGrantingEngine'': this is one of the standard XP Emotions, indicating a character who is hapless and goofy and thus can earn XP by inducing amused facepalms among the other players. Of the Glass-Maker's Dragon core characters, this honour goes to the Wishing Boy/Girl, a character whose use of the ability to rewrite the universe with few hard and fast restrictions largely boils down to "I wish seagulls were cooler" and failed attempts to get ice cream.

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* ''TabletopGame/ChuubosMarvelousWishGrantingEngine'': this This is one of the standard XP Emotions, indicating a character who is hapless and goofy and thus can earn XP by inducing amused facepalms among the other players. Of the Glass-Maker's Dragon core characters, this honour goes to the Wishing Boy/Girl, a character whose use of the ability to rewrite the universe with few hard and fast restrictions largely boils down to "I wish seagulls were cooler" and failed attempts to get ice cream.



-->'''Hisao:''' Lilly never sees how fast my palm meets my face at her sly accusation.

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-->'''Hisao:''' --->'''Hisao:''' Lilly never sees how fast my palm meets my face at her sly accusation.



* Dr. Greg Converse does this in Episode 42 of ''TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'' when he tries to get Trisha to bitch him out...and discovers that she can only PokeThePoodle.

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* Dr. Greg Converse does this in Episode 42 of ''TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'' ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'' when he tries to get Trisha to bitch him out...out... and discovers that she can only PokeThePoodle.
30th Dec '16 3:59:11 AM JMQwilleran
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* The Discover Card Advertising/{{Peggy}} commercial "Transfer" ends with the caller standing bent over a planter, her face buried in her hands in frustration.
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