Created By: akrolsmir on May 19, 2011

Something On Your Cheek

A person points out the result of messy eating.

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This is basically to describe a fairly common situation: Alice looks up after devouring some food, and Bob points out that a smidgen of it was left on her face, usually to the embarrassment of the former. Bonus points (and embarrassment) of Bob proceeds to pick it off and eat it himself.

Commonly done with rice.

Seen It a Million Times, though I can't think of any straight examples of the top of my head.

  • A variant used in episode 4 of Yumekui Merry, when Yumeji points out a dab of paint on Isana's face.
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  • May 19, 2011
    In Monk, Adrian is talking with his psychiatrist, who is enjoying a meal. There's something on his upper lip, but Monk, being Monk, doesn't just tell him. He tries to use subtle signals, getting more and more blatant, bet never enough that his psychiatrist realizes what he's doing. Finally, he opts to write it down on a napkin and pass it to him.
  • May 20, 2011
  • May 20, 2011
    Isn't this a People Sit on Chairs kind of thing? I don't see how it really contributes to any work.
  • May 20, 2011
    German humorist Vicco von Buelow aka Loriot did a nice sketch around this situation:
  • May 20, 2011
    • In One Piece Sanji uses this to trick Mr 2 Bon Kurei into touching his face and returning to his original form, so that he could pummel him.
    • In The Order Of The Stick, Gannji points this out to the gargantuan Emperess of Blood, who was wolfing down cows just a while ago.
  • May 20, 2011
    Seems a little Chairs to me.
  • May 20, 2011
    Ace Ventura's "Do I have something in my teeth?" scene comes to mind. (And might serve as an Image for this)
  • May 20, 2011
    Regarding chairs: I can see where this categorization comes from. I noticed this occurring through a few works where Alice has a crush on Bob (for instance, though I can't remember an exact episode I'm 95% certain this happens at some point between Mikoto and Touma in Index), and saw it as distinct enough to be a trope. I'm thinking a more focused rewrite of the description is probably in order to show how this is tropeable.
  • May 23, 2011
    @ Minkovsky: Not really, it serves as a stock joke or a lighter version of you taste delicious.
  • May 23, 2011
    In Police Squad, Frank points this out to a fellow officer who's so tall his head isn't in frame. When he wipes, a chicken leg falls to the desk.
  • May 23, 2011
    ^ The Police Squad gag is recycled in The Naked Gun.

    • In Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Number Two tries to point out that Dr Evil has cappucino froth on his nose, but Evil is mad at him and ignores him. When Frau Farbissina finally points it out he's mad that nobody told him sooner. Later on Austin gets a coffee moustache actually from Fat Bastard's stool sample which Austin picked up by mistake but nobody mentions it.
  • May 23, 2011
    • The Simpsons: Otto and Patty bond while he takes his drivers test by making fun of Homer. (paraphrased)
      Otto: One time he had a piece of food on his face for a whole week.
      Patty: Oh-ho-ho-ho-ho.
      Otto: And it wasn't a little piece either. It was a chicken wing!
  • May 24, 2011
    Bob eating off Alice's face is You Taste Delicious. Bob wiping Alice's face in a romantic context is Romance Inducing Smudge. Both are Sub Tropes of this.