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* In the ''[[WebVideo/MLPAnalysis Analyst Bronies React]] to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames Friendship Games]]'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UCbafui1w0 video]], [=KeyFrame=] and [=DaWillstanator=] have the movie stop and rewind the first time they hear the term "pony up". Then (probably taking their inspiration from ''WebVideo/BroniesReact'''s [=AnimatedJames=]), [=DaWillstanator=] smashes his head against the desk. Followed by [=KeyFrame=] doing the same, except she first pulls out a pillow.
7th Jan '16 7:03:14 AM tiger64guy
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2nd Dec '15 7:10:05 AM HeroGal2347
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "Top Duck", Launchpad is upset over crashing during an air show and begins banging his head on his plane, [[WellDoneSonGuy stopping only to lament his mother and father seeing him do it]]. Then one of the nephews adds that his sister also saw it. Launchpad goes back to head-banging and another one of the nephews gives the first one a DopeSlap.
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "Top Duck", "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E12TopDuck Top Duck]]", Launchpad is upset over crashing during an air show and begins banging his head on his plane, [[WellDoneSonGuy stopping only to lament his mother and father seeing him do it]]. Then one of the nephews adds that his sister also saw it. Launchpad goes back to head-banging and another one of the nephews gives the first one a DopeSlap.
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheEmberIslandPlayers "The Ember Island Players"]]. Aang slams his head on a balcony banister after being a little too forward with Katara about his feelings for her.
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheEmberIslandPlayers "The Ember Island Players"]]. Aang slams his head on a balcony banister after being a little too forward with Katara about his feelings for her.feelings. * In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "Top Duck", Launchpad is upset over crashing during an air show and begins banging his head on his plane, [[WellDoneSonGuy stopping only to lament his mother and father seeing him do it]]. Then one of the nephews adds that his sister also saw it. Launchpad goes back to head-banging and another one of the nephews gives the first one a DopeSlap.
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* Dipper starts hitting his head against a tree in ''FanFic/FakingIt'' when Bill admits even he has no idea what kind of cover story Dipper can give to get [[spoiler: Ford to stop wondering how his nephew managed to put most of the town to sleep, at least unintentionally]]. -->'''Bill:''' I don’t think ritual sacrifice, or soul destruction, or eating a still-beating human heart could be written off as an ‘accident.’
10th Nov '15 4:06:22 PM StFan
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[[folder:Comic Strips]] * In one ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip, Oliver Wendell Jones learns that he is competing against StephenHawking in his quest to discover a Grand Unification Theory. He responds by screaming and slamming his head several times against a wall. [[/folder]]

* In ''Surprise!'', after a buxom St. Mungo's receptionist tried to get Harry to autograph her chest, he flooed back to Grimmauld Place and started banging his head on a table while muttering "I. Am. Going. To. Destroy. Witch. Weekly." * In ''Fanfic/{{When In Doubt Obliviate}}'', during an argument with Remus about why Wormtail had been made the Secret Keeper instead of him, Sirius started banging his head against the wall of his room in St. Mungo's, prompting Remus to remark "Oh, that will convince them that you don't have any brain damage..." * The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipisMagic'' fic ''Fanfic/{{Progress}}'' has Princess Luna doing this in one chapter. She makes a BadassBoast to a pair of monsters threatening the Cutie Mark Crusaders, only to be frustrated immensely when neither of them recognize her. -->Both tyrannosaur and megaprimate were treated to the rare sight of a deity in wrath beating her head against the wall. * In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5353683/1/The-Girl-Who-Loved The Girl Who Loved]]'', one of the Sailor Scouts made a suggestive remark involving Harry and Sailor Pluto, and he tried to beat the resulting images out of his head with the aid of a nearby table, which broke partway through and had to be magically repaired. * ''Fanfic/TheManySecretOriginsOfScootaloo'' features Twilight smashing many, many tables as she's subjected to CrackFic after Crack Fic about Scootaloo. Prior to chapter 20's, she summons a pillow in preparation. Then, once the crack starts, she whips the pillow away as a ''threat'' to the table's health. ** In Chapter 22, Twilight is punished by all the tables she's injured by performing the HeadDesk by being turned into a table herself and [[{{Squick}} having Shining Armor and Cadence have sex on her.]] [[spoiler: It's all a dream.]]
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* ''Franchise/HarryPotter'': ** In ''Surprise!'', after a buxom St. Mungo's receptionist tried tries to get Harry to autograph her chest, he flooed flooes back to Grimmauld Place and started starts banging his head on a table while muttering "I. Am. Going. To. Destroy. Witch. Weekly." * ** In ''Fanfic/{{When In Doubt Obliviate}}'', ''Fanfic/WhenInDoubtObliviate'', during an argument with Remus about why Wormtail had been made the Secret Keeper instead of him, Sirius started starts banging his head against the wall of his room in St. Mungo's, prompting Remus to remark "Oh, that will convince them that you don't have any brain damage..." * The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipisMagic'' fic ''Fanfic/{{Progress}}'' has Princess Luna doing this in one chapter. She makes a BadassBoast to a pair of monsters threatening the Cutie Mark Crusaders, only to be frustrated immensely when neither of them recognize her. -->Both tyrannosaur and megaprimate were treated to the rare sight of a deity in wrath beating her head against the wall. * ** In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5353683/1/The-Girl-Who-Loved The Girl Who Loved]]'', one of the Sailor Scouts made a suggestive remark involving Harry and Sailor Pluto, and he tried to beat the resulting images out of his head with the aid of a nearby table, which broke partway through and had to be magically repaired. ** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3535620/1/Insane-Asylum-Escapees Insane Asylum Escapees]]'' has Harry [[spoiler:who doesn't believe in magic]] walk out into the dragon arena shirtless with a lawn chair and a tanning mirror, as he thinks the dragons are iguanas on steroids. Cue Remus hitting his head on a book going "Stupid. Stupid. Stupid." with 'He's gonna die." thrown in every once in a while. ** In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7832676/3/Petunia-s-Boys Petunia's Boys]]'', Lucius Malfoy starts banging his head on a table after realizing that there are so many Muggles that it would take the entire world magical population several centuries to kill them all off. ** In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10301885/5/Two-Halves-Of-A-Whole Two Halves of a Whole]]'' Harry bangs his head on a table after Andromeda Tonks informs him that thanks to his reinstating her and her daughter Nymphadora into the Black family, he not only has to give Remus permission to marry the latter but determine the dowry as well. ** PlayedForLaughs In the ''WebVideo/PotterPuppetPals'' episode "Wizard Angst", where Harry is banging his head against a wall while chanting "angst" over and over again. * ''Fanfic/TheManySecretOriginsOfScootaloo'' features ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipisMagic'': ** The fic ''Fanfic/{{Progress}}'' has Princess Luna doing this in one chapter. She makes a BadassBoast to a pair of monsters threatening the Cutie Mark Crusaders, only to be frustrated immensely when neither of them recognize her. --->''Both tyrannosaur and megaprimate were treated to the rare sight of a deity in wrath beating her head against the wall.'' ** ''Fanfic/TheManySecretOriginsOfScootaloo'': *** Twilight smashing smashes many, many tables as she's subjected to CrackFic after Crack Fic about Scootaloo. Prior to chapter 20's, she summons a pillow in preparation. Then, once the crack starts, she whips the pillow away as a ''threat'' to the table's health. ** *** In Chapter 22, Twilight is punished by all the tables she's injured by performing the HeadDesk by being turned into a table herself and [[{{Squick}} having Shining Armor and Cadence have sex on her.]] [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's all a dream.]]]] ** Shining Armor from the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' develops a habit of doing this in frustration at the [[WeirdnessMagnet bizarre situations he keeps finding himself in.]] ** ''FanFic/ABriefHistoryOfEquestria'' describes an incident during the unicorn migration to what would eventually become Equestria. Exasperated by the bickering and delays of the aristocracy, Princess Platinum began going up to trees and tapping on them. When questioned, she did not explain her reason until she had found a suitably dense tree, which she began smacking her head against in frustration. On the plus side, they did manage to get some fruit for the caravan. ** There's also the question about whether a unicorn can actually truly headdesk due to the horns on their heads. [[http://biporarity.tumblr.com/post/19886139933/sniffle-how-could-you-kage-how-could-you Rarity indirectly addresses that question in this blog]]. * ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' takes the head-banging-on-a-piano scene from ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'' (see Western Animation, below) and redubs it to add plenty of ComicallyMissingThePoint. -->'''Sweetie Belle:''' Yeah, I just sold your scooter and bought some cheap knockoffs at the store.\\ '''Scootaloo:''' \\ '''Sweetie Belle:''' Yeah.\\ '''Scootaloo:''' \\ '''Sweetie Belle:''' Sure, okay.\\ (''Scootaloo smashes her face into the piano keyboard repeatedly'')\\ '''Sweetie Belle:''' What'd you do that for?\\ '''Scootaloo:''' \\ '''Sweetie Belle:''' Well, maybe you wouldn't feel so bad if you didn't hit your head on the piano.\\ (''beat'')\\ (''Sweetie Belle smiles at Scootaloo'')\\ (''Scootaloo resumes smashing her head against the keyboard'')\\ '''Sweetie Belle:''' I like that noise, though. Totally brutal.

* Shining Armor from the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' develops a habit of doing this in frustration at the [[WeirdnessMagnet bizarre situations he keeps finding himself in.]] * "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3535620/1/Insane-Asylum-Escapees Insane Asylum Escapees]]" has Harry [[spoiler: who doesn't believe in magic]] walk out into the dragon arena shirtless with a lawn chair and a tanning mirror, as he thinks the dragons are iguanas on steroids. Cue Remus hitting his head on a book going "Stupid. Stupid. Stupid." with 'He's gonna die." thrown in every once in a while.

* ''FanFic/ABriefHistoryOfEquestria'' describes an incident during the unicorn migration to what would eventually become Equestria. Exasperated by the bickering and delays of the aristocracy, Princess Platinum began going up to trees and tapping on them. When questioned, she did not explain her reason until she had found a suitably dense tree, which she began smacking her head against in frustration. On the plus side, they did manage to get some fruit for the caravan.

* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7832676/3/Petunia-s-Boys Petunia's Boys]]'' Lucius Malfoy started banging his head on a table after realizing that there were so many Muggles that it would take the entire world magical population several centuries to kill them all off. * In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10301885/5/Two-Halves-Of-A-Whole Two Halves of a Whole]]'' Harry banged his head on a table after Andromeda Tonks informed him that thanks to his reinstating her and her daughter Nymphadora into the Black family, he not only had to give Remus permission to marry the latter but determine the dowry as well.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]] * On ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'', Tulio is banging his head against a wall to try to figure out a way to escape from Cortez's ship. He appears to get an idea... but just resumes banging. Made funnier when Tulio appears to have a black eye and the wall had ''a dent'' in it.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]] Animation]] * On ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'', Tulio is banging his head against a wall to try to figure out a way to escape from Cortez's ship. He appears to get an idea... but just resumes banging. Made funnier when Tulio appears to have a black eye and the wall had has ''a dent'' in it.

* In ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'', Victor bangs his head on the bar counter, in response to being told by the woman he accidentally married that he said his vows perfectly. ** In this case, he's trying to wake himself up from what he thinks is a dream.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'', Victor bangs his head on the bar counter, in response to being told by the woman he accidentally married that he said his vows perfectly. ** perfectly. In this case, he's trying to wake himself up from what he thinks is a dream.

-->'''Hiro:''' Nothing! ''[bangs head on desk repeatedly]'' No ideas! ''Useless! Empty! Brain!'' -->'''Tadashi:''' Wow, washed up at fourteen. So sad.
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-->'''Hiro:''' Nothing! ''[bangs (''bangs head on desk repeatedly]'' repeatedly'') No ideas! ''Useless! Empty! Brain!'' -->'''Tadashi:''' Brain!''\\ '''Tadashi:''' Wow, washed up at fourteen. So sad.sad. * ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'': This is Twilight's reaction after she sees the embarrassing video made by Sunset Shimmer, and she says that no-one is going to vote for her now.

* [[Film/StarTrekNemesis "Irving Berlin..."]]
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--> [[HeadDesk *thump*]] --> [[BeatPanel *Silence*]] --> '''Kitty''': "Sorry, you weren't supposed to see that."
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--> [[HeadDesk *thump*]] --> [[BeatPanel *Silence*]] --> '''Kitty''': "Sorry, -->[[HeadDesk *thump*]]\\ (''[[BeatPanel silence]]'')\\ '''Kitty:''' Sorry, you weren't supposed to see that."

* ''Barefoot Boy With Cheek'' by Max Shulman: -->I was all shaky inside as we entered Fflliikkiinnenn's room. He was standing in a corner beating his head methodically against the wall. "He's toughening up for the football season," Roger whispered.
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* ''Barefoot Boy With with Cheek'' by Max Shulman: -->I -->''I was all shaky inside as we entered Fflliikkiinnenn's room. He was standing in a corner beating his head methodically against the wall. "He's toughening up for the football season," Roger whispered.''

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* ''Series/SesameStreet'' character Don Music, a frustrated composer, had a habit of slamming his forehead on the keys of his piano. Which is why you don't see him on ''SesameStreet'' anymore.

** Rimmer himself does this in ''Stoke Me A Clipper'' when Ace's face appears onscreen.
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** Rimmer himself does this in ''Stoke Me A a Clipper'' when Ace's face appears onscreen.

''(Kelly stares at the door intently.)''\\
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''(Kelly (''Kelly stares at the door intently.)''\\intently'')\\

'''Al:''' ''(headdesk)''
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'''Al:''' ''(headdesk)''(''headdesk'')

-->'''Xander''' (exasperated): ''Whatever!'' * ''Series/DoctorWho'' ("Into the Dalek"). After schoolteacher Danny Pink messes up his chance to [[NotADate go with Clara Oswald to a party]], he bemoans his stuff-up out loud and repeatedly bangs his head on the desk [[HowMuchDidYouHear until he realises Clara is standing in the doorway]], watching with amusement.
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-->'''Xander''' (exasperated): -->'''Xander:''' (''exasperated'') ''Whatever!'' * ''Series/DoctorWho'' ("Into ''Series/DoctorWho'': ** "Into the Dalek"). Dalek": After schoolteacher Danny Pink messes up his chance to [[NotADate go with Clara Oswald to a party]], he bemoans his stuff-up out loud and repeatedly bangs his head on the desk [[HowMuchDidYouHear until he realises Clara is standing in the doorway]], watching with amusement.

* In Series/{{Limitless}} Some of the first NZT test subjects are shown doing this to the point of blood on the wall.
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* In Series/{{Limitless}} Some ''Series/{{Limitless}}'', some of the first NZT test subjects are shown doing this to the point of blood on the wall.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * In one ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip, Oliver Wendell Jones learns that he is competing against StephenHawking in his quest to discover a Grand Unification Theory. He responds by screaming and slamming his head several times against a wall.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] [[folder:Puppet Shows]] * In one ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip, Oliver Wendell Jones learns that he is competing against StephenHawking in his quest to discover ''Series/SesameStreet'' character Don Music, a Grand Unification Theory. He responds by screaming and frustrated composer, has a habit of slamming his head several times against a wall.forehead on the keys of his piano. Which is why you don't see him on ''Sesame Street'' anymore.

* Charlie Brown does this in ''[[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown]]'', during the song "Little Known Facts" (when Lucy incorrectly explains "little known facts" to Linus, including that an elm grows into an oak and that sparrows grow into eagles that are eaten on Christmas and Thanksgiving). She does this rather than explain the truth to Linus. It was against a ''tree'', and Lucy's explanation for this was that he's loosening the bark so it can grow faster.
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* Charlie Brown does this in ''[[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} You're A a Good Man, Charlie Brown]]'', during the song "Little Known Facts" (when Lucy incorrectly explains "little known facts" to Linus, including that an elm grows into an oak and that sparrows grow into eagles that are eaten on Christmas and Thanksgiving). She does this rather than explain the truth to Linus. It was against a ''tree'', and Lucy's explanation for this was that he's loosening the bark so it can grow faster.

* In ''{{Spellforce}}'', to get your siege units to use their anti-building attacks against buildings, you have to set them next to the buildings ''without'' ordering them to attack -- otherwise, they'll bang their heads against the walls (as they melee attack the buildings). * In the vein of his source material, [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]] sometimes does this if he has a bad hand during the course of ''VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory''. Especially hilarious because he doesn't say a thing during it, he just has this ''look'' while he slams his head into his cards and chips.
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* In ''{{Spellforce}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Spellforce}}'', to get your siege units to use their anti-building attacks against buildings, you have to set them next to the buildings ''without'' ordering them to attack -- otherwise, they'll bang their heads against the walls (as they melee attack the buildings). * ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' games: ** In the vein of his source material, [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]] Bad sometimes does this if he has a bad hand during the course of ''VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory''. Especially hilarious because he doesn't say a thing during it, he just has this ''look'' while he slams his head into his cards and chips.

* The PlayerCharacter in ''VisualNovel/{{Planets}}'' indulges in this ... with a brick wall ... and ends up bleeding. * In ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', Hisao does this late in Rin's route, after they have an argument, blaming himself for things going wrong.

[[folder:Visual Novels]] * The PlayerCharacter in ''VisualNovel/{{Planets}}'' indulges in this ... with a brick wall ... and ends up bleeding. * In ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', Hisao does this late in Rin's route, after they have an argument, blaming himself for things going wrong.wrong. [[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Comics]] * The PlayerCharacter in ''VisualNovel/{{Planets}}'' indulges in this ... In ''Webcomic/TehGladiators'', this is OnlySaneMan Gorrok's second favorite method (behind FacePalm) of expressing his disgust/despair with a brick wall ... and ends up bleeding. his companions' idiotic antics. * ''Webcomic/MenageA3'': ** Gary's reaction to what Zii says about Yuki [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20100102.html here]]. ** Zii shows how it's done [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20110113.html here]]. * In ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', Hisao ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'', Mary and Sue use their TwinTelepathy to [[AsYouKnow debrief]] each other. When [[GenkiGirl Mary]] goes off on a [[WallofBlather tangent]] about [[LoveInterest Elly]], Sue does this late in Rin's route, after to shut it off. It gets worse when Sue "calls" Mary and realizes she's talking to someone about when they have an argument, blaming himself went through puberty. * Some characters in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' use a variation. They hit their heads against their keyboards once, [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004368 then use their left hand to hammer their forehead in]]. * In ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'', [[http://kevinandkell.com/2002/kk0904.html this strip]]. George goes to a Carrot Computers meeting posing as a rabbit, and is smitten with a fellow fennec fox named Zerda Zenith. Unfortunately, [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch Zerda says to George's face that she dislikes Fennec foxes in general]] (except for things going wrong.Fiona) and George Fennec in particular, much to his chagrin. Oblivious to [[RightInFrontOfMe George's true identity]], she leaves thinking he's tapping his foot out of affection for her when he's actually banging his head on the table. * Merlin does it in [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/2299.htm a strip of]] ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'', apparently because he missed something obvious [[spoiler: but really because [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/2306.htm Nimue did]].]] * In ''Webcomic/AlienHandSyndrome'', Erin bangs her head on café tables a couple of times in response to Mina's unadventurous eating habits. [[/folder]]

* Happens in many WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic episodes, as he reviews in front of a desk. In particular, the beginning of his ''Film/AKidInKingArthursCourt'' review had him slamming his head into his desk in an attempt to [[BrainBleach forget what he just saw]]. It happens so often, that the Critic's 'desk' is actually a massage table; padded so he can safely bash his head against it, and then dub in the thud effects later.
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* Happens in many WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' episodes, as he reviews in front of a desk. It happens so often, that the Critic's "desk" is actually a massage table; padded so he can safely bash his head against it, and then dub in the thud effects later. ** In particular, the beginning of his ''Film/AKidInKingArthursCourt'' review had him slamming his head into his desk in an attempt to [[BrainBleach forget what he just saw]]. It happens so often, that the Critic's 'desk' is actually a massage table; padded so he can safely bash his head against it, and then dub in the thud effects later.saw]].

* WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows employs this too - though in his case it's headkeyboard.
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* WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows employs this too - -- though in his case it's headkeyboard.

* PlayedForLaughs In the ''WebVideo/PotterPuppetPals'' episode "Wizard Angst", where Harry is banging his head against a wall while chanting "angst" over and over again.

* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' takes the head-banging-on-a-piano scene from ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'' (see Western Animation, below) and redubs it to add plenty of ComicallyMissingThePoint. -->'''Sweetie Belle:''' Yeah, I just sold your scooter and bought some cheap knockoffs at the store.\\ '''Scootaloo:''' \\ '''Sweetie Belle:''' Yeah.\\ '''Scootaloo:''' \\ '''Sweetie Belle:''' Sure, okay.\\ ''[Scootaloo smashes her face into the piano keyboard repeatedly.]''\\ '''Sweetie Belle:''' What'd you do that for?\\ '''Scootaloo:''' \\ '''Sweetie Belle:''' Well, maybe you wouldn't feel so bad if you didn't hit your head on the piano.\\ ''[Beat.]''\\ ''[Sweetie Belle smiles at Scootaloo.]''\\ ''[Scootaloo resumes smashing her head against the keyboard.]''\\ '''Sweetie Belle:''' I like that noise, though. Totally brutal.
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* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' takes the head-banging-on-a-piano scene from ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'' (see Western Animation, below) Some editors in [[Wiki/TVTropes This Wiki]] tend to use this at times as a reaction... and redubs {{pothole}} it to add plenty of ComicallyMissingThePoint. -->'''Sweetie Belle:''' Yeah, I just sold your scooter and bought some cheap knockoffs at the store.\\ '''Scootaloo:''' \\ '''Sweetie Belle:''' Yeah.\\ '''Scootaloo:''' \\ '''Sweetie Belle:''' Sure, okay.\\ ''[Scootaloo smashes her face into the piano keyboard repeatedly.]''\\ '''Sweetie Belle:''' What'd you do that for?\\ '''Scootaloo:''' this group makes me want to cry.>\\ '''Sweetie Belle:''' Well, maybe you wouldn't feel so bad if you didn't hit your head on very page. * ''Website/NotAlwaysRight'': ** It's the piano.\\ ''[Beat.]''\\ ''[Sweetie Belle smiles at Scootaloo.]''\\ ''[Scootaloo resumes smashing her head against end result of [[http://notalwaysworking.com/their-mind-is-blank-cheque/33562 this story]]. ** And the keyboard.]''\\ '''Sweetie Belle:''' I like that noise, though. Totally brutal.end of [[http://notalwaysright.com/a-sweet-resolution/35826 this story]].

[[folder:Web Comics]] * In ''Webcomic/TehGladiators'', this is OnlySaneMan Gorrok's second favorite method (behind FacePalm) of expressing his disgust/despair with his companions' idiotic antics. * ''Webcomic/MenageA3'': ** Gary's reaction to what Zii says about Yuki [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20100102.html here]]. ** Zii shows how it's done [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20110113.html here]]. * In ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'', Mary and Sue use their TwinTelepathy to [[AsYouKnow debrief]] each other. When [[GenkiGirl Mary]] goes off on a [[WallofBlather tangent]] about [[LoveInterest Elly]], Sue does this to shut it off. It gets worse when Sue "calls" Mary and realizes she's talking to someone about when they went through puberty. * Some characters in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' use a variation. They hit their heads against their keyboards once, [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004368 then use their left hand to hammer their forehead in]]. * In ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'', [[http://kevinandkell.com/2002/kk0904.html this strip]]. George goes to a Carrot Computers meeting posing as a rabbit, and is smitten with a fellow fennec fox named Zerda Zenith. Unfortunately, [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch Zerda says to George's face that she dislikes Fennec foxes in general]] (except for Fiona) and George Fennec in particular, much to his chagrin. Oblivious to [[RightInFrontOfMe George's true identity]], she leaves thinking he's tapping his foot out of affection for her when he's actually banging his head on the table. * Merlin does it in [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/2299.htm this]] ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' strip, apparently because he missed something obvious [[spoiler: but really because [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/2306.htm Nimue did]].]] * In ''Webcomic/AlienHandSyndrome'', Erin bangs her head on café tables a couple of times in response to Mina's unadventurous eating habits. [[/folder]]

* WesternAnimation/DangerMouse did it at least once.
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* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' had Archibald Asparagus do this in the Silly Songs with Larry segment ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diOtFw9sB34 The Biscuit of Zazzamarandabo]]''.
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* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' had has Archibald Asparagus do this in the Silly Songs with Larry segment ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diOtFw9sB34 The Biscuit of Zazzamarandabo]]''.

** Jimmy Neutron did this when he couldn't think of a script for a movie. ** In one episode, Jimmy and Cindy were forced to work together for a science project -- find the sunken ship ''The Oozing Scab'' and its treasure. After going through heck to find it, they finally retrieve the treasure chest, supposedly full of valuables. [[spoiler:It turns out to be full of saltwater taffy]]. Cue headdesk.
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** Jimmy Neutron did does this when he couldn't can't think of a script for a movie. ** In one episode, Jimmy and Cindy were are forced to work together for a science project -- find the sunken ship ''The Oozing Scab'' and its treasure. After going through heck to find it, they finally retrieve the treasure chest, supposedly full of valuables. [[spoiler:It turns out to be full of saltwater taffy]]. Cue headdesk.

** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed "A Friend in Deed"]], Twilight Sparkle bangs her head against a tabletop when Pinkie Pie insists on trying to befriend Cranky Doodle Donkey, despite Twilight trying to convince Pinkie that maybe he just wants to be left alone. Twilight had a book in front of her at the time. Cue jokes by the fans that Twilight has just joined Facebook.
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** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed "A Friend in Deed"]], Twilight Sparkle bangs her head against a tabletop when Pinkie Pie insists on trying to befriend Cranky Doodle Donkey, despite Twilight trying to convince Pinkie that maybe he just wants to be left alone. Twilight had has a book in front of her at the time. Cue jokes by the fans that Twilight has just joined Facebook.

*** And then there's the question about whether a unicorn can actually truly headdesk due to the horns on their heads. [[http://biporarity.tumblr.com/post/19886139933/sniffle-how-could-you-kage-how-could-you Rarity indirectly addresses that question here]].

* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheEmberIslandPlayers The Ember Island Players]]". Aang slams his head on a balcony banister after being a little too forward with Katara about his feelings for her.
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheEmberIslandPlayers The ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheEmberIslandPlayers "The Ember Island Players]]".Players"]]. Aang slams his head on a balcony banister after being a little too forward with Katara about his feelings for her.

''(The Brain walks up to a test tube and repeatedly hits his head against it.)''\\
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Krusty Krab Training Video" had Squidward bang his head against the cash register.
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Krusty Krab Training Video" had has Squidward bang his head against the cash register.

* According to historian Lewis H. Lapham, after the destruction of 15,000 Roman troops (and 10,000 camp followers) under their commander Publius Quinctilius Varus (and his subsequent suicide) at the Teutonberg Forest in 6 AD, Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}}, "...from time to time until the end of his life... was seen wandering through the rooms of the palace, beating his head against the wall and crying out... "Quinctillius Varus, give me back my legions." * Some editors in [[Wiki/TVTropes This Wiki]] tend to use this at times as a reaction... and {{pothole}} it to this very page.
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* According to historian Lewis H. Lapham, after the destruction of 15,000 Roman troops (and 10,000 camp followers) under their commander Publius Quinctilius Varus (and his subsequent suicide) at the Teutonberg Forest in 6 AD, Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}}, "...from time to time until the end of his life... was seen wandering through the rooms of the palace, beating his head against the wall and crying out... "Quinctillius 'Quinctillius Varus, give me back my legions." * Some editors in [[Wiki/TVTropes This Wiki]] tend to use this at times as a reaction... and {{pothole}} it to this very page.'"

* It's the end result of [[http://notalwaysworking.com/their-mind-is-blank-cheque/33562 this story]] on ''Website/NotAlwaysWorking''. ** And the end of [[http://notalwaysright.com/a-sweet-resolution/35826 this story]] on ''Website/NotAlwaysRight''.
7th Nov '15 10:57:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''Fanfic/ProjectFreelancerPhaseOneGenesis'' features [[DrJerk Dr. Killian's]] reaction when he's told that [[RedVsBlue the Director]] is bringing in more agents after a dangerous mission: "Eight ''thump'' more ''thump'' medicals ''thump'' for ''thump'' eight ''thump'' more ''thump'' Freelancers ''thumpthumpthumpthump''."
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* ''Fanfic/ProjectFreelancerPhaseOneGenesis'' features [[DrJerk Dr. Killian's]] reaction when he's told that [[RedVsBlue [[Machinima/RedVsBlue the Director]] is bringing in more agents after a dangerous mission: "Eight ''thump'' more ''thump'' medicals ''thump'' for ''thump'' eight ''thump'' more ''thump'' Freelancers ''thumpthumpthumpthump''."
3rd Nov '15 12:26:28 PM kyptoalexi
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* [[Film/StarTrekInsurrection "Irving Berlin..."]]
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* [[Film/StarTrekInsurrection [[Film/StarTrekNemesis "Irving Berlin..."]]
2nd Nov '15 11:36:08 AM Hetnikik
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* In Series/{{Limitless}} Some of the first NZT test subjects are shown doing this to the point of blood on the wall.
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