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15th Jun '17 8:55:33 AM WillBGood
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* DonaldDuck did it at the beginning of the Creator/CarlBarks story ''The Golden Helmet'', because his nephews were so slow at catching up on his urgent plans. First, he asks them to gather winter clothes, and they just ask why they have to use them at midsummer, and then he explains they are going to Labrador. Cue this dialogue:
--> '''Nephews''': What is Labrador? Is it a movie?
--> '''Donald''': ''smashes head on into the nearest wall in sheer frustration''.
5th Jun '17 2:50:47 AM Siempie
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode ''"The Trial"'', Steven tries to explain how [[spoiler: he thinks the shattering of Pink Diamond went down]]. Blue Zircon repeatedly slams her head into a pillar during his entire spiel.
23rd May '17 12:54:03 AM Geoduck
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* Characters do versions of this in both the western comedy ''Film/SupportYourLocalSheriff'' and its non-sequel followup ''Support Your Local Gunfighter''. (Against a tree-branch and a wall-beam, respectively.)
22nd May '17 2:45:20 PM StFan
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* Creator/JimCarrey's character does this in ''Film/LiarLiar''.
* Creator/SylvesterStallone's character also does this in ''Theatre/{{Oscar}}''.
* Miss Piggy does this to her office desk in ''Film/TheMuppets''. "I can't believe I fell for [[TotemPoleTrench Muppet Man]]!"

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* %%* Creator/JimCarrey's character does this in ''Film/LiarLiar''.
* %%* Creator/SylvesterStallone's character also does this in ''Theatre/{{Oscar}}''.
* Miss Piggy does this to her office desk in ''Film/TheMuppets''. "I can't believe I fell for [[TotemPoleTrench Muppet Man]]!"
''Theatre/{{Oscar}}''.



* The first ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movie: after the climax, Tackleberry starts banging his head against the hood of police car for having missed the shoot-out.

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* The first ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movie: after the climax, Tackleberry starts banging his head against the hood of a police car for having missed the shoot-out.shoot-out. Since he's wearing his motorcycle helmet while doing this, he can bang very hard.



* Miss Piggy does this to her office desk in ''Film/TheMuppets''. "I can't believe I fell for [[TotemPoleTrench Muppet Man]]!"



* Done in one ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' battle report a Chaos SpaceMarine leader wallbanged his metal forehead against the inner wall of a bunker, in response to his units' abysmal accuracy.

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* Done in one ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' battle report -- a Chaos SpaceMarine leader wallbanged his metal forehead against the inner wall of a bunker, in response to his units' abysmal accuracy.



* This is a RunningGag on ''WebVideo/BroniesReact'' for [=AnimatedJames=], starting with the ''Rainbow Rocks'' review. In the "Slice of Life" video, James again takes note of doing it... "not too hard this time". And then he writes "BANG HEAD ON TABLE REALLY REALLY HARD" when he notices the FreezeFrameBonus MediumShiftGag.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' has Sparks performing this while Captain Murphy rambles on about a video game.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'' has Sparks performing this while Captain Murphy rambles on about a video game.



** Rarity beats her head against a mannequin in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess "Suited For Success"]] after Rainbow Dash tells her that the Gala outfit she's making "needs to be about [[TwentyPercentMoreAwesome 20% cooler]]" without giving any actual details.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E18TheShowStoppers "The Show Stoppers"]], Scootaloo bangs her head against the piano when she has difficulty composing the Cutie Mark Crusaders' song for the talent show.
** Apple Bloom does this in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E17HeartsAndHoovesDay "Hearts and Hooves Day"]] when she realizes that she and her fellow Crusaders have turned Cheerilee and Big Mac into "a couple o' nonsense-spouting-nincompoops."
** 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 has a book in front of her at the time. Cue jokes by the fans that Twilight has just joined Facebook.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E3TooManyPinkiePies "Too Many Pinkie Pies"]], Pinkie thumps her head against a giant mushroom being used as an outdoor cafe table, having realized just how big a mess she's made by creating so many duplicates of herself.

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** Rarity beats her head against a mannequin in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess "Suited For Success"]] for Success]]" after Rainbow Dash tells her that the Gala outfit she's making "needs to be about [[TwentyPercentMoreAwesome 20% cooler]]" without giving any actual details.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E18TheShowStoppers "The "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E18TheShowStoppers The Show Stoppers"]], Stoppers]]", Scootaloo bangs her head against the piano when she has difficulty composing the Cutie Mark Crusaders' song for the talent show.
** Apple Bloom does this in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E17HeartsAndHoovesDay "Hearts "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E17HeartsAndHoovesDay Hearts and Hooves Day"]] Day]]" when she realizes that she and her fellow Crusaders have turned Cheerilee and Big Mac into "a couple o' nonsense-spouting-nincompoops."
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed "A "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed A Friend in Deed"]], 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 has a book in front of her at the time. Cue jokes by the fans that Twilight has just joined Facebook.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E3TooManyPinkiePies "Too "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E3TooManyPinkiePies Too Many Pinkie Pies"]], Pies]]", Pinkie thumps her head against a giant mushroom being used as an outdoor cafe table, having realized just how big a mess she's made by creating so many duplicates of herself.herself.
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem A Royal Problem]]":
*** Starlight Glimmer bangs her head in frustration against the desk supporting "Ballerina Twilight", making the music box jump.
*** Princess Luna later slams her face against the diner table after realizing that doing Celestia's job isn't that easy.
20th May '17 1:59:26 PM CartoonQueen99
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* Michael of ''Creator/AchievementHunter'' does this ''onto his mic'' after accidentally pressing the Escape button while playing VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3.
20th Apr '17 2:43:34 PM ironballs16
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* Captain ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'''s reaction to Baldrick's testimony during his court martial.

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* Captain ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'''s reaction to Baldrick's testimony during his court martial.martial, who was LiteralMinded upon being told "Deny everything".
9th Apr '17 11:02:24 AM ConnorJohn
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* ''Series/ThreesCompany'': Jack (and sometimes, Janet) would sometimes to this when Chrissy would [[InsaneTrollLogic try to prove a point]].
30th Mar '17 3:18:10 PM Jake
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* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'': This trope is Misato's reaction to finding out [[TooMuchInformation more than she ever wanted to know]] about Ritsuko and Commander Ikari's sex life.
27th Feb '17 7:21:57 PM Dravencour
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Compare and contrast with FaceFault, FacePalm, and WallSlump (the non-violent variant, to say the least). Also contrast with the more serious PunchAWall. Not to be confused with WallBangHer.

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Compare and contrast with FaceFault, FacePalm, and WallSlump (the non-violent variant, to say the least). Also contrast with the more serious PunchAWall. Not to be confused with WallBangHer.[[WallBangHer a different kind of "wall bang"]].
15th Feb '17 11:54:14 AM Andyroid
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* ''WebAnimation/{{Arfenhouse}} Teh Movie Too'' has a random interscene with someone saying "BREAK TIME" repeatedly while bashing his head against a desk.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': Strong Bad gets this every so often in the course of a [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail35.html sbemail]].
** Most notable at the end of the sbemail [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail118.html ''virus.'']]
** In the "deleted scene" from the email "from work", he hits his keyboard so hard it knocks the caption off the screen. No, not his computer screen. The ''cartoon's'' screen.
** In email "sisters", he facedesks onto his keyboard after accidentally deleting an e-mail from a girl, an action which somehow types "head hit keyboard" onto his screen.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{Arfenhouse}} Teh Movie Too'' has a random interscene CutawayGag with someone saying "BREAK TIME" repeatedly while bashing his head against a desk.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': Strong Bad gets this every so often in the course of a [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail35.html sbemail]].
** Most notable at the end of the sbemail [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail118.html ''virus.'']]
Recap/StrongBadEmail.
** In the "deleted scene" from the email "from work", he hits his keyboard so hard it knocks the caption off the screen. No, not his computer screen. The ''cartoon's'' screen.
** In email "sisters", he facedesks
"[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE35Sisters sisters]]", Strong Bad face-desks onto his keyboard after accidentally deleting an e-mail from a girl, an action which somehow types "head hit keyboard" onto his screen.screen.
** At the end of "[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE118Virus virus]]", Strong Bad repeatedly bangs his head against his desk while mourning the loss of the Compy, which Bubs shot with a shotgun [[ItMakesSenseInContext in order to save Free Country USA from an infestation of computer viruses]].
** In a "deleted scene" from the email "[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE169FromWork from work]]", Strong Bad hits his keyboard so hard it knocks the caption off the screen. And not his computer screen, but [[BreakingTheFourthWall the cartoon's screen]].
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