Created By: HellKillUsAll on April 27, 2014 Last Edited By: Paradisesnake on May 24, 2014

Spit Out The Camera

The camera zooms out of someone\'s mouth.

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A reversal/inverse of Eat the Camera, this trope involves the camera zooming out of a character's mouth.

This trope sometimes involves said character performing a Skyward Scream or singing a song.


Western Animation
  • The Popeye cartoon "I Likes Babies and Infinks" begins with the camera zooming out from a crying Swee'pea's mouth.
  • The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh episode "Rabbit Marks the Spot" begins with a song sequence that involves the camera zooming from out of Tigger's mouth.
  • The Powerpuff Girls episode "Boogie Frights" has the camera zooming out of Blossom's mouth, as part of a scene transition continuing from an Eat the Camera moment with the Mayor.

Community Feedback Replies: 7
  • April 27, 2014
    So, since this is an inversion of Eat The Camera, then wouldn't inversions simply be included on that page, and not necessarily warrant a split into a separate and opposite trope?

    I mean, I know opposite tropes do exist (Mr Fanservice - Ms Fanservice, Camp Gay - Camp Straight, Heel Face Turn - Face Heel Turn, et al), but it seems like the wiki is wanting to discourage launching any further opposite tropes, from what I understand.
  • April 27, 2014
    It all depends, dude. If an inversion is common enough, it can warrant a split.
  • April 28, 2014
    • Capitalized the title.
    • Added blank line(s) for readability.
    • Namespaced work name(s).
    • Put a episode title in quotes instead of italics as per Welcome To TV Tropes - Editing Articles.
  • May 9, 2014
    The Donald Duck short "Early to Bed" begins with the camera zooming out of Donald's mouth as he yawns.
  • May 9, 2014
    Fixed a Red Link.
  • May 24, 2014
    What about when the Millennium Falcon emerges from the worm creature which the crew think is just a cavern on an asteroid.
  • May 24, 2014
    In The Thief And The Cobbler, when King Nod discovers that the golden balls that protect the city are gone, the camera goes from a close-up of his screaming mouth to an aerial shot of the city.