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->''Now is not a good time to photocopy your butt and staple it to your boss's face -- oh no!''
-->-- '''Music/WeirdAlYankovic''', "Your Horoscope For Today"

A standard juvenile office prank, where the subject drops his trousers, plants his rear end against the glass of a photocopy machine and presses start. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarious!]]

DontTryThisAtHome, kids. See TruthInTelevision below to find out why. {{Mooning}} is this trope's more direct cousin, with the advantage of this trope being that it can be done both in advance and not in range of retaliation by the victim.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Advertising ]]

* An ad for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5brozXcQ7xg Comedy Central]] has a man climb onto a photocopier, has it collapse, try pulling a nearby cable to climb out, only for the AC unit to land on him.
* This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOrMjCJNVHs Japanese Pocky commercial]].
** Shot for Shot {{Remake}} for a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEJk9E60Xmo Western Office Supplier]]. But do note that this is a commercial for printing paper. The girl in this version climbs on top of the machine because the paper tray is empty...
** Re-used wholesale for the UK launch of the product, with a locally-relevant box comped in.
* A PublicServiceAnnouncement by anti-smoking group Stand, where a guy photocopies his butt (with his pants still on) and posts it above an ashtray with the caption "I don't like seeing yours either." "Costs a buck a week, but it's worth it!"
* One for, astonishingly enough: Copier Repair [[http://www.scaryideas.com/video/1413/]]
* Subway [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl1tKgIzNKg]]
* This scene from Carrer Builder.com's [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Monkey Business]] ads [[http://theaarongershfield.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/photocopy-chimp.jpg]]

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* SheHulk was fired from a law firm for crushing the copier while making photocopies of her butt. She asks how they knew it was her. Turns out it was a color copier.
* ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' #527: Ben Grimm experiences a significant windfall, and rushes off to do this, so he can send the picture to Bill Gates (The Other B.G.). Bill wonders why the Fantastic Four sent him a picture of the Grand Canyon.
** The Thing's Mego toy counterpart does this, and similar pranks, on a regular basis in ''TwistedToyfareTheater''.
* The first issue of ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' to feature its current HotterAndSexier format had [[http://madcoversite.com/mad356printid.jpg this]] lovely cover.
* Comicbook/{{Titeuf}} once did this, but was found out because his mom had sewn a label with his name on his underwear.
* An issue of ''Magazine/HeavyMetal'' had a comic in which office workers at a party do this, including other body parts. Somehow, this leads to a being made of all these parts running around the building. The cops are called, they don't find anyone, but getting into the spirit of the party, [[spoiler: one of them copies his gun.]]

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[[folder: Film - Animated ]]

* ''MonstersVsAliens'' has a scanner to MissionControl only admitting someone after scanning their eyes, hands, ears, elbows, and yup...dropping their pants so it can scan their butt.
* Gru's Minions are seen doing this to amuse themselves in one scene from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'', two of Lord Business' mooks does this on a copier. Said copier was a transformed [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Captain Metalbeard]], who promptly transforms back, trashes them, then explains that one of the rules of being a pirate is that nobody is allowed to put their butt on a pirate's face.

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[[folder: Film - Live-Action ]]

* ''Film/TheSpirit'': Sand prints a copy of her rear, The Spirit retrieves it, immediately knowing that it's her "perfect ass". Considering the last time he saw her was when she was 12, that's particularly {{squick}}y. And then he shows it to every bellboy at every swanky hotel in Central City to find where she's staying. [[spoiler:A few complimentary comments later, it works. The one that recognizes it, incidentally? A midget.]]
* In ''[[FortyDaysAndFortyNights 40 Days And 40 Nights]]'' one of the protagonist's female coworkers does this to try to make the protagonist lose his bet of not having sex (or masturbating) for 40 days.
* Ed Begley Jr's character in ''SheDevil'' is stone cold busted because of this. [[PlotInducedStupidity Did it never occur to him to take the ring off?]]
* Tina was handing out pictures of her butt she'd copied at the Christmas Party in ''{{Scrooged}}''.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* [[TheLaundrySeries The Laundry]] short story "Overtime" deals with Bob pulling Christmas watch duty in the aftermath of the office party. The first sign that something's wrong is when he goes to the photocopier, finds a few cheek copies, and realizes one of them shows the thorax of a giant cockroach...

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Series/{{Monk}} goes to an office undercover, his deductive skills are noticed by his co-workers who ask him to identify the photocopy of a pair of Caucasian buttcheeks pinned to the bulletin board.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' featured a ParodyCommercial for the Xerox 790 Assjet, a photocopier made just for this, with special buttock-shaped platen glass.
* An episode of ''Series/{{TLC}}'' had a patient who had photocopied her butt, and broken the glass. Her only response (holding up the photocopy) "Does my bum look big in this?"
** Later, in the same, she's being treated for burns [[WhatAnIdiot after doing the same with her breasts.]] Again "Do my boobs look small in this?"
* Lindsey once did this (or so we're lead to believe) at a celebration at the Bluth Company in ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''
* Done by Kevin in ''Series/{{The Office|US}}''.
* In the ''Series/{{Bones}}'' episode "The Man in the Fallout Shelter", Angela implores Brennan to come to the office Christmas party to stop her from repeating what she did last Christmas party. "...it took me WEEKS to collect all those copies... Friends don't let friends photocopy their butts"
* An episode of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has an interesting example when Hiro attempts to prevent the suicide of a co-worker incited by a HumiliationConga started by, you guessed it, drunkenly photocopying his butt during an office party. We never see Hiro actually prevent it, however, since [[YouCantFightFate history refuses to change]] and the co-worker ''somehow'' finds ways to embarrass himself by doing the same thing at a different time (Ando even refers to the poor sap as "The guy with the famous butt.") After ''about 47 failed attempts'', Hiro just gives up and has a long talk with the guy.
* On an episode of ''{{Malcolm in the Middle}}'', Hal frets over meeting his new boss because he never makes a good first impression. The scene cuts to previous disastrous introductions including one in which Hal is caught by a new boss copying his backside while being cheered on by his co-workers.
* One session of "Weird Newscasters" on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' involves [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRLIdZb35ZE Wayne as a secretary demanding to know who left photocopies of a butt in her intray.]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall He takes his search into the audience.]]
* A unique variant comes up in the Japanese ''SoramimiHour'', dedicated to Japanese {{Mondegreen}}s of songs from all over the world. Apparently the Japanese have misheard the line "tea, tea and coffee" (from "You're So Great" by ''Blur'') as "Chinchin [[GratuitousEnglish Copy]]", whereupon a quickie music video shows a man buck naked ''and lying face down on the copier''. [[GagPenis There should be no need to translate "chinchin" at this point...]]
* On ''Series/MockTheWeek'', the game "Scenes We'd Like To See" throws up the suggestion "Things You Don't Want To Hear In The Workplace":
--> Frankie Boyle: "That wasn't the copier, that was the paper shredder; and [[BloodyHilarious what did you do to your arse?!]]"
* In a sketch from ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'', Tony Inchpractice (Creator/HughLaurie) hosts a talk show titled [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Photocopying My Genitals With"]]. After Tony photocopies his genitals, his guest Sir Alan Beaverby (StephenFry) elects to copy his bottom instead.
* In an episode of ''Series/MadeInCanada'', one of the grips makes a Cheek Copy during a wrap party.
* On ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' when Shawn and Cory are working in an office mailroom Shawn starts to do this before Cory stops him.
* In the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang", Jack apparently loves the strange quirks of office life, including cheek copies.
* Deconstructed on the ''AThousandWaysToDie'' story, "X-Mess Carol": A drunk intern at an office party decides to photocopy her butt for her boss during a Christmas party as a gift to him. The glass breaks out from under her and electrocutes her to death.
* An episode of Brazilian sitcom ''OsNormais'' has a woman photocopying her butt and sending to an executive, claiming it's her curriculum (she gets hired, of course, and becomes his mistress). Later the executive's wife and the show's protagonist have a discussion involving how the butt is altered in said pictures (including the woman sitting on a glass table!).
* In a Christmas episode of ''{{QI}}'', StephenFry observes that there are more incidents of copying machines needing to be repaired during the Christmas season than during the rest of the year, for just this reason.
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[[folder: Music ]]

* The song "We Photocopy Our Body Parts" by SongsToWearPantsTo.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's "Your Horoscope For Today" offers Leos the following advice: "Now is not a good time to photocopy your butt and staple it to your boss's face, oh no!" Which leaves the question of whether there ''is'' a good time to do so.
* Occurs in the music video of BritneySpears's "Womanizer".
* In the early 90s, WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons released an album of blues songs. In one of them, "Look at All These Idiots", sung by Mr. Burns, he comments on his employees' "Xeroxing their buttocks".
* The Fiery Furnaces "I'm Gonna Run".
-->I slit my wrists with my Swingline
-->Copied myself 500 times
* The dimwitted protagonist in the music video of Lene Alexandra’s "My Boobs Are OK" makes several cheek copies.
* Mentioned in the Jeff [=MacDougall=] song "Bekcy The Office Party Drunk Girl"
-->Hey, let's go copy our body parts
* The opening lines of the Bob River AntiChristmasSong ''The Christmas Party Song'' go: "It's Christmas time and I'm in trouble/Got too drunk at the company affair/Sat on a copier, wore no apparel/Did it on a dare."
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[[folder: New Media ]]

* This digital painting called "[[http://sygnin.deviantart.com/art/Xerox-62227346 Xerox]]"

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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* Dean in ''LibertyMeadows'' does this. Brandy tells him that he'll break the glass. [[CassandraTruth Which is exactly what happens.]]
* Other Comics: [[http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/x/xeroxing.asp]], [[http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/p/photocopies_gifts.asp]]
* The stormtrooper in [[http://www.gocomics.com/brewsterrockit/2010/12/16/ this]] ''BrewsterRockit'' comic
* One ''BloomCounty'' strip features Steve Dallas and Opus the Penguin working at the town newspaper. Steve asks what the mysterious pages are in the copier, and Opus suggests that it may be loaves of bread, deflated volleyballs... or one attractive posterior.
* An unusual example in ''OnTheFastrack'': Meg the Cyberdog did it to produce binary code in a shape that confused Art.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* You can do this in ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D: Atomic Edition''. On the level "Pigsty", there are several photocopy machines and if you step on them, an image of Duke's rear end comes out. He's got a tattoo with a lady's name on there. You can also do this in ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'', where photocopying Duke's butt provides an Ego Boost and a permanent bonus to Duke's LifeMeter.
* A Flash game called ''[[http://www.freewebarcade.com/game/slackman/ Slackman]]'', set in your office, allows you to, among other things, do this for lots of points.
* Salem does this in one of the trailers for ''ArmyOfTwo''.
* One of the items you can collect for your clan's lounge in ''KingdomOfLoathing'' is a fax machine, which can be used to copy and distribute photocopied monsters to other players. If you use a photocopier out of combat, however, the monster you make a copy of is [[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Your_butt your butt]] (which can then be played in a fax machine like any other monster). [[LethalJokeCharacter High-level butts are formidable opponents, and a great way to powerlevel early in the game because they never get to attack first.]]
* In ''[[PajamaSam Pajama Sam: Thunder and Lighting Aren't So Frightening]]'', Sam can attempt this in George Someone's office (without removing his pants, thankfully). The paper, however, comes out blank.
* A puzzle in ''VideoGame/{{McPixel}}'' has doing this as an incorrect solution.
* The Soviet Consulate in ''{{VideoGame/Jazzpunk}}'' has a photocopier which allows the player to do this when interacted with. The player can attempt to use this on a nearby face scanner to unlock a door. [[spoiler:Surprisingly, it works.]]
* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIII'' has a photocopier near the end of the game; if you use the command "copy butt", the game informs you that this isn't a good idea.

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* The Spanish Geek Trip ''TiraEcol'' subverts this: Main character Nano tries the prank in a Microsoft Surface. The system crashes and displays a Blue Screen.
* ''AmazingSuperPowers'' [[http://www.amazingsuperpowers.com/2008/11/office-party-of-the-future/ predicts]] it getting worse with 3D printers.
* Butch from ''Webcomic/ChoppingBlock'' wanted to do it as quickly as possible. Especially since he didn't work in the office, nor was it his own cheeks.
* In ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=38 it's implied]] that Pip did this with Art's scanner.
* The university copy machines in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' seem to get a lot of use. [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=658 a lot]] [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1131 of]] [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1133 use.]]
* One ''WapsiSquare'' guest strip featured Bud and Brandi [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/daniellebudandbrandi/ doing this]] as part of a failed employment montage.
* [[http://www.thebookofbiff.com/2009/01/23/684-fuser/ Implied]] in ''Webcomic/TheBookOfBiff'' where Biff is shown with the lower part of his body bandaged, and it is stated that he lost his job testing copy machines.
* ''[[IrregularWebcomic Irregular Webcomic]]'' does this with a butt that's [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/342.html somewhat more bare than usual]]...
* In ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'', vice-President Wily "wrote" a resignation letter to President Mayor Mike Haggar [[http://www.captainsnes.com/2013/11/08/838-one-hundred-and-ten-percent-correct/ in such terms.]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'', Swampy uses the shop's photocopier to make an image of his behind to present to his girlfriend Sandy. [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1044.html She was rather less than thrilled at the "gift".]]

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* {{LOLCats}}: [[http://tangelos.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/funny-pictures-cat-makes-copies-of-his-butt.jpg Copyin Mah Butt]]
* ''TheAnnoyingOrange'': Done by Midget Apple in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAmKx7e_dzI Wishful Thinking]]''. But considering what he is, it just looks like a circle.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* This is [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson's]] signature prank, culminating in putting the copies into prayer books and handing them out to the parishioners.
** In "The Debarted", Skinner foils Bart's prank by putting Super Glue on the photocopy machine and having Bart be the unwilling living model for an art class.
** One episode featured Bart being caught between doing an assignment, and being tempted to take advantage of the free copies on the machine at the library by doing a Cheek Copy. He prays for guidance, and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny his shorts fall down]]. Naturally, he runs into the copy room, and the next thing the audience sees is the green glow of the copy machine.
** Another moment has him reveal that merely reciting the teacher's copy machine code makes his butt feel warm.
** In the ''Treehouse of Horror'' story where the world plunges into the technological apocalypse that was thought to have happened because of the [[MillenniumBug [=Y2K=]]] virus (thanks to Homer not updating the computers at the nuclear plant), Nelson breaks into school to photocopy his butt. Unfortunately, he does this while the machines begin to go haywire, and Nelson gets sucked into the machine.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', when Johnny gives Nazz a picture of... a wooden board, much to her bewilderment. He quickly explains: "[[CompanionCube Plank]] photocopied his butt!"
* ''RobotChicken'' depicts [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C375yP-0IME a photocopier being charged with sexual harassment.]]
** Another sketch had a boss demanding an employee give him several copies of his ass. And to try to keep his balls off the glass this time.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "Pixies, Inc.", Cosmo is seen doing this (though at least he keeps his pants on) as the Pixies discuss the need to set a stupid patsy up [[KickedUpstairs with an important-sounding but meaningless position]] as a sop to the Fairies who now work for them.
* As with pretty much every juvenile prank imaginable, this shows up in ''[[{{WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead}} Beavis and Butt-Head]]'', on the episode "Temporary Insanity."
-->'''Butt-Head:''' Huh huh. I'm enlarging my butt.
** An entire episode revolved around this. While trying to copy his butt, Beavis ends up falling through the glass. Soon the fire department is called in to get him out with a local news crew covering the story. They're worried that his femoral artery may be cut, meaning he could bleed out if they get him out. Butt-head tries to activate the machine (wanting to see his "female artery") which makes him pop out. Later, with the machine fixed and Beavis' butt stitched up, he wonders what his stitches look like. Butt-head suggests that he use the copier and he does--and of course, ''[[TooDumbToLive falls through again.]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' play with the school's photocopier in "Bad Chicken" -- The photocopy of Chicken's wattle, at first sight at least, is disturbing -- and again with the photocopier in dad's office in "The Full Mounty".
* Kowalski does this as a sight gag in ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' episode "Fit to Print".
* ''[[MyGymPartnersAMonkey My Gym Partner's A Monkey]]'' exaggerates Cheek Copy a bit: Jake Spidermonkey sees a photocopier in Principal Pixiefrog's office and makes good use of it. When he's done with his butt, he's ''still'' not satisfied. So, he proceeds to plant his face on the glass instead, which gains him some very sore red eyes later on.
* A subtle example from ''{{Futurama}}'': Fry has the code for paradox-correcting time travel tatoo'd on his buttock, [[StableTimeLoop for no reason]]. A later episode has a man traveling back in time to prevent UsefulNotes/RichardNixon from being re-elected. He does so by reading from a certain grainy photocopy...
* ''HeyArnold!'' shows one episode where the rather immature Harold Bergman is copying his butt (pants down and all) at the library (while Arnold is actually doing research on school rules) They are later seen running out of the library as the angry librarian is yelling''[[GetOut "Never come back again!"]]''
* Done by accident in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': Gumball [[WrongGenreSavvy thought]] laying across a high-definition scanner [[NakedOnArrival naked]] would let him enter the internet, but instead just sent a scan to Darwin, who was operating the computer (and [[BrainBleach started washing his eyes immediately thereafter]]). Although, because he was standing in the same position [[Film/TheTerminator the T-800]] took when time-traveling, [[{{Squick}} it wasn't his butt Darwin got an eyeful of.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/OhNoItsAnAlienInvasion'': In one episode the kids attempt to set a new world record for doing this, only to be beaten by the aliens who have a photocopier that produces its own paper.

* This is implied to have happened in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' when Muscleman inadvertently believes that Mordecai and Rigby were making fun of his mom. He pulls out a picture of her and states "Give her a kiss and tell her she's beautiful." . The two obey and apologize only to be forced to eat the picture and told that [[JustJoking this was all a giant prank.]]. Muscleman gleefully adds [[{{Squick}} "That's not even a picture of our mom. It's a picture of my buttcheek I just squished it up to look like a woman's face!"]]. This causes Mordecai and Rigby to exchange glances that totally scream IAteWhat?. Its even more apparent when they're told that he had copies if they were still hungry.

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[[folder: Truth In Television ]]

* Just remember, kids, you're putting some highly sensitive body parts on top of fragile glass, beneath which are moving metal parts and electrical wiring. And keep in mind you may not be the first.
** Also, any copies acquired by your coworkers may be used in ways detrimental to your promotion prospects, though if your line manager can recognize you in one then they probably weren't that great to start with.
* Many copy machines are going digital and have a memory of the last X copies made (where the number X depends on the amount of storage available and the size of the copies). Do you really want the whole office/school to be derisively laughing at your stupidity?
* There is actually a sign in many high school copy rooms specifically telling students not to photocopy their butts. The hilarious part is that the reason they give is because [[SkewedPriorities it wastes toner]].
* For the ultimate office prank, make enough copies that you can tape them end to end (so to speak) in a chain that you can then feed into a scroll-fed fax machine, closing the loop as it feeds: enter the fax number for someone you don't like, and you've just sent them an ''infinite series of butts''. Or at least, wasted all ''their'' toner. You'll need about half-a-dozen copies to pull this off successfully without complications.
* Subverted in a security tape that went viral. The man was so heavy that he broke the glass when he sat on the copier and fell into the machine. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn3Xq7rRSUQ If you are like this man... just don't.]]

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