Created By: Hukky on March 20, 2011 Last Edited By: Hukky on March 23, 2011
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Trampoline Tummy

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A character uses the belly of a fat human or creature as a trampoline to get to higher places or just for their own amusement.

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Examples:

  • In the Tintin album Cigars of the Pharaoh, the main character jumps on a fat man's belly from a tree to get over a wall.
  • In Crash Bandicoot 3, you can do this with the eponymous enemies in the level "Double Header".
  • The Dr. Seuss book Hop on Pop.
  • On Animaniacs, the Warners interrupt the Malta summit to bounce on Churchill's belly. Then Stalin joins in.
  • One Monty Python's Flying Circus animation has two men bouncing on a fat woman's belly.
  • In Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys, Ash jumps off a Snorlax's large belly to reach the control robot.
  • Zorro, the 8-bit classic from 1985, involved getting a bottle of wine to intoxicate a drunkard, to trampoline to the top of the screen.
  • Timmy Turner did it in an early episode of The Fairly Oddparents.
  • Disgustingly subverted in Preacher. The retarded kid who is the last surviving descendant of Jesus apparently amuses himself by taking flying leaps into the copious fat-rolls of the evil Cardinal who rules The Grail. Rather than bouncing hilariously off of it, however, it just makes the cardinal puke by the bucketload, which suits him fine since he's bulimic...
  • Used in the Meat Circus level of Psychonauts.
  • Darun Mister (from Street Fighter EX) uses this trope as an attack. He has a super called the Super Indra Bash where he curls up backwards and leaps, utilizing his stomach as a springboard to launch his opponents into the air, setting them up for a combo (including a second and third Super Indra Bash if he has enough meter). There's also his Meteor Tag Combo with Pullum Purna (as seen here), where both Pullum and your opponent bounce off of Darun's midsection until Pullum kicks them down to the ground, where they're caught by Darun in a backbreaker. The only subversion is that Darun is actually in good shape.
  • Miyazaki's Tonari No Totoro: Mei bounces on the furry tummy of a sleeping Totoro; later, her sister Satsuki falls from the top of Totoro's tree and lands with a bounce on his stomach.
Community Feedback Replies: 14
  • March 20, 2011
    TonyG
    • The Dr Seuss book Hop on Pop.
    • On Animaniacs, the Warners interrupt the Malta summit to bounce on Churchill's belly. Then Stalin joins in.
    • One Monty Pythons Flying Circus animation has two men bouncing on a fat woman's belly.
  • March 20, 2011
    Quanyails

    Does the belly have to be a person's?
  • March 20, 2011
    Hukky
    No.
  • March 20, 2011
    SinusPi
    Videogames:
    • Zorro, the 8-bit classic from 1985, involved getting a bottle of wine to intoxicate a drunkard, to trampoline to the top of the screen.
  • March 20, 2011
    DragonQuestZ
    I'd tweak it. It can be confused for bouncing off the belly in any direction, like a Darkwing Duck episode that used that very name as a "Quack Fu" technique.

    Belly Trampoline?
  • March 20, 2011
    ParadiscaCorbasi

  • March 20, 2011
    Hukky
    @Dragon Quest Z: You're right. I changed the title. Though I liked the Added Alliterative Appeal of the previous name.
  • March 20, 2011
    thewriter
  • March 20, 2011
    BlackDragon
    Disgustingly subverted in Preacher. The retarded kid who is the last surviving descendant of Jesus apparently amuses himself by taking flying leaps into the copious fat-rolls of the evil Cardinal who rules The Grail. Rather than bouncing hilariously off of it, however, it just makes the cardinal puke by the bucketload, which suits him fine since he's bulimic...
  • March 20, 2011
    Thebes
    Used in the Meat Circus level of Psychonauts.
  • March 21, 2011
    Hukky
    Ooh, I like Trampoline Tummy. Any other suggestions before I change the title?
  • March 21, 2011
    X2X
    Darun Mister (from Street Fighter EX) uses this trope as an attack. He has a super called the Super Indra Bash where he curls up backwards and leaps, utilizing his stomach as a springboard to launch his opponents into the air, setting them up for a combo (including a second and third Super Indra Bash if he has enough meter). There's also his Meteor Tag Combo with Pullum Purna (as seen here), where both Pullum and your opponent bounce off of Darun's midsection until Pullum kicks them down to the ground, where they're caught by Darun in a backbreaker. The only subversion is that Darun is actually in good shape.
  • March 22, 2011
    Puck
    Miyazaki's Tonari no Totoro: Mei bounces on the furry tummy of a sleeping Totoro; later, her sister Satsuki falls from the top of Totoro's tree and lands with a bounce on his stomach.
  • March 23, 2011
    JCCyC
    I foresee lots of parent testimonials in this trope's Troper Tales page.
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