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->'''Paulie:''' WHAT WAS THAT FOR!?\\
'''Tony Pajamas:''' For being an idiot!\\
'''Paulie:''' Okay.
-->-- ''Series/TheAmandaShow''

A corrective action that consists of the following:

# Take open palm.
# Deliver slap directly to the back of the skull.
# Optional: Ask some variant of "What are you, stupid or something?"

The Dope Slap is a (generally) lighthearted slap (or knuckle tap) to the back of the skull that is intended as a disciplinary move by one character when another character does, says, or even ''thinks'' something that is uniformly stupid, or just to [[BeQuietNudge shut them up]]. The slap is almost always in some way played for laughs; think of it as an attempt at PercussiveMaintenance on somebody's brain, and thus occasionally overlaps with GetAHoldOfYourselfMan. Another variation is [[BeQuietNudge a "shut up" poke]] [[CherryTapping to the ribs with the elbow]].

It could be considered a subtrope of {{Slapstick}}. In a BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine, it's most often done with a PaperFanOfDoom.

Also known as a Gerber Slap, since, when properly applied, the recipient's expression should resemble the "goo-goo" face on the eponymous brand of baby food; and the Gibbs Slap, in honor of the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' character having a propensity to do this.

Not to be confused with a Pimp/Bitch slap, which is a ''hard'', either-handed (both backhand and front) slap directly applied to the cheeks in order to [[DudeWheresMyRespect assert one's]] [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Authoritah.]] The difference is explained, naturally, by Gibbs himself in an ''NCIS'' episode: "A slap in the face would be humiliating. Back of the head's a wake-up call."

TruthInTelevision, obviously. Which one of us hasn't been on the giving or receiving end of this at least once?

The complete inverse of FacePalm. See also PercussivePrevention.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* The "Could Have Had a V8" line of commercials typically feature one character dope-slapping the other in the forehead, complete with a hollow "doink" sound.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Kogoro does this to Conan in ''Manga/DetectiveConan''/''Case Closed'' quite often when he catches the boy snooping where he shouldn't. More often than not he uses his fist (and sometimes even gives Conan a full noogie), resulting in a [[CranialEruption painful-looking lump]].
* Used in ''Anime/OnegaiMyMelody'', when a mother thought her young son's apology to the VictimOfTheWeek wasn't heartfelt enough.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Inu-Yasha chastises Shippo by conking him on the head (Inu-Yasha sometimes does this to Totosai, too). But since Shippo and Totosai are spirit monsters, it's a closed fist smack from the front, hard enough to raise a [[CranialEruption comical bump]].
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** In the manga, Setsuna actually pulls out a paper fan (apparently from hammerspace) to dope-slap Chao, in response to Chao [[SarcasticConfession explaining that she's a martian from the future]] seemingly [[CassandraTruth sarcastically]]. Twice. This could also be considered a fine example of a BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine.
** [[DisappearedDad Nagi]], however, was more a fan of the Dope [[UseYourHead Headbutt]].
* ''Manga/SoulEater'':
** Tsubaki unexpectedly do this to Black☆Star after he makes Maka run off crying during their training for Chain Resonance.
** Maka has done this herself... with a book. Particularly to her dad.
** Shinigami hits people who irritate him with his Shinigami Chop. He's very tall and his hand is very large. Especially funny when he does it to ''Medusa''.
* In ''Manga/SorcererHunters'', Tira does this to Carrot more than once.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'':
** As punishment for forgetting her homework, [[TheIdiotFromOsaka Osaka]] is brought up before the class to do a BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine with Miss Yukari. When Osaka suggests that Yukari be the ''boke'', she is rewarded with a thwack from a rolled-up book.
** During the Okinawa trip, after Tomo nearly drops Chiyo-chan over a cliff (albeit accidentally), Kagura does this to Tomo, even asking the "What are you, stupid or something?" question.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Ichigo's teacher gives him the karate-punch variant after a long absence, when he tries to small-talks her and mentions that she changed hairstyle -- which was three weeks ago.
** Rukia and Renji deliver a tag-team Dope Punch to Ichigo for [[IdiotHero running off into Hueco Mundo carelessly, without telling them]].
** Anime episode #160: During a FlashBack, Kaien Shiba gives Rukia one while they're in a forest in the Soul Society. She wasn't paying attention to him and even yelling and shaking her didn't work.
* Quite common in ''Manga/OnePiece'', and usually administered by [[TheChick Nami]]. Of note is the fact that her dope-slaps even cause AmusingInjuries to ''Luffy'', whose [[RubberMan powers]] explicitly include being able to more or less ignore blunt force.
* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'': Jinpei got a few of these, usually after saying something stupid or smart-alecky.
* ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' has an odd twist on the old concept, where Klan (in her [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever macronized]] state) delivers a dope-slap to [[ChivalrousPervert Mikael's]] HumongousMecha's head, causing him to rattle around in the cockpit.
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'':
** The Tiger of Kai isn't content to deliver a simple dope-slap to IdiotHero Yukimura Sanada. When he says something truly dumb, he delivers a dope PUNCH, usually sending Yukimura through the nearest door, or into a wall. He's always up again a second later though.
** Magoichi also whacks Motochika on the skull like this to bring him to his senses. It stings, but doesn't send him flying.
* ''Manga/FutabaKunChange'' The wrestler sisters Karin and Anzu regularly give each other a karate chop on top of the head... or a dope punch... or a ''dope kick in the face''... usually berating the other for her stupidity -- or blaming her own on her sister. Yes, they're a pair of dumbasses.
* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai'':
** Episode 2: The maids use a bright light to cover up their assisting Taro in solving a math problem in class. When one of the maids tries to explain the light as a U.F.O., another maid gives her one of these and tells her to think of a better excuse.
** Konoe does it to various maids in both series (particularly Ikuyo Suzuki). Whenever she does, she hits so hard that it causes a lump on their heads.
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos''. Chifuyu Orimura does this to her younger brother [[TheHero Ichika]] ''thrice'' in the first few minutes of the first episode.
* The karate chop version is [[WackyGuy Kakeru's]] trademark move in ''Manga/FruitsBasket''. One time Yuki tried it... with three times the power.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'':
** In "Retrace 49", Liam punches Break in the back of the head when he complains about [[spoiler:telling Sharon about his blindness]] and calls him an idiot.
** "Retrace 65": Oz punches Leo in the face for talking about [[spoiler:how the two can be enemies now that the one person keeping them friends, Elliot, is now dead.]]
* Light, humorous moments are pretty rare in the manga ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}''. However, there's that one time a classmate of Shinichi dope-slaps another, after the latter accidentally revealed Shinichi's large scar in the chest by horsing around in the lockers room.
* Mio from ''Manga/KOn'' does this a lot, usually to Ritsu. Her preferred method of application is a fist to the top of the head. In one episode, Mugi tries very hard to get Mio to hit her like this, because she sees it as an important part of bonding with friends.
* ''Popotan'': Mai has a tendency to press her fists against her younger sister Mii's head whenever she finds her irritating, which mimics this trope in spirit.
* Alex does this to Worick quite often in ''Manga/{{Gangsta}}''.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Naruto receives one from [[spoiler:Hinata in Chapter 615, breaking him out of his borderline HeroicBSOD. Cue a HeroicSecondWind from Naruto.]]
** Itachi had a variation for dealing with his younger brother Sasuke. It involved jabbing Sasuke's forehead with two fingers.
* In ''Manga/SakuraNoIchiban'', Misao often slaps Asami across the face or slams Asami's skull with her fist whenever the latter does something reckless or stupid.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'', Haruko instructs Yukito to do this to Misuzu each time she says "Gao!"
* ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'':
** Winry frequently dope-slaps Ed for damaging his automail arm. She's also the only person who has ever dope-slapped Al without injuring herself as she uses her trusty [[WrenchWench wrench]] to knock some sense into him.
** Izumi tends to prefer judo throwing Ed and Al when they do something stupid as opposed to slapping them.
* In ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', Tsukuyo frequently uses a variant of this by throwing a kunai at Gintoki's head if he does or says something stupid in her presence.
* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'': Often delivered by Kaname to Sōsuke by way of PaperFanOfDoom, whenever Sōsuke uses overkill military answers to end mundane problems (i.e.: telling a cab driver to wait for him and Kaname by threatening to shoot him if he doesn't cooperate).
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[[folder:Comedy]]
* Creator/BillEngvall talks about getting these from his father, especially at church. His father would sit with his children on both sides of him, with his arms stretched out behind him on the pew, "like he was huggin' the whole family." And if one of the kids misbehaved, he would be in easy smacking range. "'Brain dusters,' that's what we called 'em."
* Japanese Manzai comedy employs dope slaps as part of its BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine, with the [[WiseGuy Boke]]'s incompetence and idiocy driving the [[StraightMan Tsukkomi]] to reprimand the Boke, often physically and violently.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In the last issue of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', Magog gives one of his fellow metahumans a Dope Smack for being disrespectful [[spoiler:during the ceremony where Franchise/WonderWoman is welcomed back into the Amazons]].
* A particularly hilarious one in ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan''. After a mutant's powers activate, Spidey and Iceman are trying to convince her to use her powers responsibly. After Iceman makes a particularly stupid comment about her powers (control of fire: "Or, we could get some marshmallows..."), Spidey delivers a quick slap to the back of the head.
* ComicBook/{{Superboy}} (Conner Kent) received one from ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} (Cassandra Cain) during a team-up. Superboy, being the CasanovaWannabe that he was at the time, continuously showed off his [[LuckilyMyPowersWillProtectMe tactile-telekinesis]] in order to impress her. When she simply ignores him and uses his NighInvulnerability as a HumanShield to protect her from an explosion, he finally gets angry and snaps back with a "WhatTheHellHero" rant. Cassandra calmly slaps him across the forehead and says, "Focus." And Superboy is shocked that it ''hurt''.
-->'''Superboy:''' She got past my [[ForceField force-field]]. My ''impregnable'' force-field. I feel so... ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny pregnable]].''
* IDW's ''ComicBook/{{Ghostbusters}}: Ongoing'':
** Peter gives one to Ray in issue 11.
--->'''Peter:''' And how did you know [[spoiler:telling the aliens they weren't aliens]] would work, Ray?\\
'''Ray:''' That? Oh, I didn't. I just guessed.\\
'''Peter:''' ...*THWACK*
** And Egon gives a rather ironic one to Peter in the first issue of the continuation, ''The New Ghostbusters'' after [[spoiler:all four of them have been kidnapped and sent into limbo]]:
--->'''Peter:''' And the first person to make a "Peoplebuster" comment gets a whack to the back of the--\\
'''Egon:''' *THWACK*\\
'''Peter:''' --Hea-OW!
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'' [[http://safehavenscomic.com/?p=122 has it with dodos]].
* ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' has this:
-->'''Riley:''' Huey, I was thinking...\\
'''Huey:''' Stop right there. I'm going to reach back like ''so''. If you say something ignorant, [[LampshadeHanging I'm gonna smack you]] real, '''real''' hard.\\
(''{{beat panel}}'')\\
'''Riley:''' [[DefiedTrope Never mind, it wasn't important.]]\\
'''Huey:''' I thought so.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Calvin does this to ''his dad'' in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' for putting them in danger.
* ''Escape from the Hokage's Hat'' has Tsunade give Manga/{{Naruto}} a gentle bop on the head as a BeQuietNudge, when Naruto does something stupid or is too [[BrutalHonesty forward and direct]].
* Tony's usually on the receiving end, courtesy of Pepper -- though she usually settles for a withering look -- after he's said or done something particularly stupid in ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm''.
* ''Fanfic/KitsuneNoKenFistOfTheFox'' has Ino do this to Naruto whenever he does something completely moronic.
* In ''Fanfic/ANewWorldANewWay'' sidestory ''Swarm'' Inti the Heliolisk does one with her tail when Apocalypse the Tyrunt tries to run her tail over with a rock and fails.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'':
** Proving that you don't even need a hand to give a dope-slap, Manfred the mammoth delivers one to Sid with his trunk in ''Ice Age 2''.
** And the more {{egregious}} example from ''Ice Age 3'': Ellie is going into labor; when Crash asks if she can just hold it in for a while, Ellie (being a long distance away and unable to reach him with her trunk) yells down: ''"Can somebody slap him for me?"'' Needless to say, Eddie obliges immediately and delivers a resounding smack to Crash's head.
** Continued in ''Ice Age: Continental Drift''. [[BigBad Captain Gutt]] is working some island locals to the bone, [[ATasteOfTheLash whipping them]] as they carry supplies on their backs (note: they are about the size of guinea pigs). Sid's comment?
--->'''Sid:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Two words: Anger. Management]].\\
(''Manny slaps Sid upside the head with his trunk'')
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}'', Kaltag has a habit of hitting Star on the head whenever he interrupts one of his rants as their RunningGag. Star is well aware of this and on one occasion does it to himself and at the end of the film [[spoiler: he expects to receive one, only for Kaltag to actually agree with him.]]
* In the end of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'', Raven does this to Beast Boy after he made his last and somewhat awkward comment: "Okay, next time, we're going to Mexico!" She then coldly slaps him senseless off the stage, the camera fades after that, then the credits roll.
* It goes by pretty quickly, but in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', Gobber gives Hiccup a light one on the back of the head after the boy's father tells him to go home after screwing up (and, heavily suggested, not for the first time). Hiccup also gets one from ''Toothless'' after nearly crashing them into a cliff during flying practice.
* [[TheSmartGuy Tulio]] does this to [[TheDitz Miguel]] at least three times in ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'', in addition to many {{death glare}}s and [[BeQuietNudge elbow nudges]].
* Even fishes can get into it. In ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', Bloat (the porcupine-fish) gives once a dope slap to Gurgle (the royal gramma) with his fin.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'', after the Once-Ler cuts down the first tree, two Humming Fish go near it, and one knocks on the stump with its fin to indicate nothing has really changed, only for the sky to suddenly turn black and begin to rumble (indicating the summoning of the Lorax). The other fish then slaps the first one in the back of the head for apparently causing the current thing.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' often feature an OverlyLongGag where Larry, Curly, and Moe take turns dope-slapping each other, escalating into bigger and bigger acts of violence.
* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', Eddie Valiant and Roger Rabbit are hiding from the police in a movie theater. Roger is talking loudly and Eddie hits him on the head while saying "What's wrong with you?"
* In the ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' movie, Hermione Granger explains to Harry about the girls trying to slip him love potions. When Harry doesn't seem to mind the attention, she reminds him that they only want him because they think he's "TheChosenOne".
-->'''Harry:''' But I ''am'' the chosen one.\\
'''Hermione:''' (''smack'')\\
'''Harry:''' Sorry. Um, kidding.
* The iconic scene from the movie ''Film/{{Moonstruck}}'' is Cher responding to Nicholas Cage's declaration of love by slapping him and yelling "Snap out of it!".
* In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', [[DoubleVision Old Biff dope-slaps Young Biff]] for mangling a joke after giving him the [[TimelineAlteringMacGuffin Gray's Sports Almanac]]. And no, [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet they don't explode]] (specially since Young Biff is too stupid to recognize himself).
-->'''Young Biff:''' Why don't you make like a tree and get out of here?\\
'''Old Biff:''' (''smack'') IT'S "LEAVE", YOU IDIOT! Make like a tree and LEAVE! You sound like a damned FOOL when you say it wrong!
* ''Film/{{Clue}}'', in the second ending. The first one was a dope-slap, the second was to his face.
-->'''Mr. Green:''' Mrs. Peacock was a man?!
* Repeatedly to resident ButtMonkey of ''Film/CutthroatIsland'', William Shaw.
* ''Film/UndercoverBrother''
-->'''Lance:''' (''entering a room filled with black people'') Holy moly, looks like the Source Awards in here.\\
'''Conspiracy Brother:''' (''hits the back of Lance's head'')\\
'''Lance:''' Ow!\\
'''Conspiracy Brother:''' It does now!
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}''. When Neytiri is trying to teach Jake the word "nari" (eye), he keeps saying "nadi" (which is not even a possible word in the Na'vi language), earning him an irritated (and [[ThrowItIn ad-libbed]]) whack to the forehead.
* ''Film/{{Dogma}}'''s main characters deliver one to Jay after he goes on a rampage and shoots the wings off an angel, which was exactly what that angel needed.
* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'':
** After Sir Bedevere fails with the Giant Wooden Rabbit idea, he comes up with a Giant Wooden Badger idea and king Arthur slaps him on the side of his helmet.
** Prince Herbert and his father are standing next to an open window talking.
--->'''Father:''' One day, lad, all this will be yours. (''gestures toward the window'')\\
'''Herbert:''' What, the curtains?\\
'''Father:''' (''hits him on the back of the head'') No, not the curtain, lad!
* In ''Film/{{SWAT}}'', a random gangbanger gets one from a cop while Street and Hondo are going to visit Sanchez. Said gangbanger had been beat-up by Sanchez during the arrest.
-->'''Street:''' Bad day, huh?\\
'''Gangbanger:''' Kiss my ass, ''ese''.\\
'''Cop:''' (''dope slap'')
* Happens twice in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.
** Peter Venkmann gives one to Ray Stanz when Ray interrupts his attempt to charm a beautiful female experimental subject.
--->'''Venkmann:''' I'm right in the ''middle'' of something, Ray!
** Ray Stanz gives one back to Peter Venkmann while he and Egon are explaining the nature of Dana Barrett's apartment building.
--->'''Venkmann:''' So what? They don't make them like they used to.\\
'''Stanz:''' No! Nobody ever made them like this.
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''. Whorfin gives one to the guard who couldn't turn on the TV to show Penny's torture.
* ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'':
** After Enola waves at a plane of "Smokers" flying above them, the Mariner dope-slaps her and yells, [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/22664/waterworld-what-are-you-thinking "What are you thinking about?!?"]]
** Enola, again, gets one from the [[BigBad Deacon]] for mouthing out while they're confronting the Mariner on the deck of the tanker. (WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic liked this part so much, he asked to watch it in loop.)
* ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie'' segment "A Fistful of Yen". Loo gives one to one of his martial arts students after the student performs a lackluster kick.
* The original ''Film/{{Arthur}}'' gives us a great one in the beginning, while Arthur is in the bath and ponders whether fish ever get tired of seafood. [[TheJeeves Hobson]] walks over, lifts off Arthur's [[NiceHat hat]], and smacks him.
* ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'': Dingy Bell (Mickey Rooney) does this three times to Benjy Benjamin (Buddy Hackett).
* ''Film/JohnCarter'': John Carter receives one from his [[MultiArmedAndDangerous Thark]] ally Tars Tarkas after they realize that [[EpicFail they just invaded the wrong city]].
* In ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}'' (1999), when the executioner about to hang Rick O'Connell asks him what's his last wish, the answer is to remove the rope and let him go. All this earns Rick is a dope slap.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In Creator/StephenBaxter's ''Literature/ManifoldSpace'', Malenfant is repeatedly smacked on the head by superstrong Neanderthals for speaking at all. Turns out that nearly all of their language is sign, with a few super-special vocal words. The Neanderthals give him a sign-name that means "Stupid".
* ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'': As dawazz to Prince Eon, it was part of Ousanas' job to deliver one of these whenever Eon needed correcting in his behavior.
* Creator/HPLovecraft's ''The Fungi from Yuggoth'':
-->''"I am his messenger," the daemon said,\\
As in contempt he struck his master's head.''
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** This extract from ''Discworld/SmallGods'':
--->''"It can only be that, master. The keepers of the labyrinth are unbribable."\\
Didactylos clipped Urn across the back of his head with his lantern.\\
"Stupid boy! I've told you about that sort of statement."\\
"I mean, they are not easily bribable, master..."\\
"That's more like it."''
** Lu Tze (by being a wise old monk) does this occasionally.
* In Tanya Huff's ''Literature/KeepersChronicles'' trilogy, Hell gets into an argument with itself, and somehow manages to pull off a dope-slap (to itself... more or less)
* Several characters in ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' are fond of this, notably Kalam to Quick Ben.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* This is [[TeamDad Gibbs']] favorite form of discipline in ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', especially to Tony, who reminds Gibbs of himself in his younger days. He does it regularly enough that the other characters have called it the Gibbs-slap.
** Honorable mention to Gibbs' reaction to catching Tony looking at "Page 57" of a men's magazine -- since Gibbs was too far away to deliver a dope-slap, he caught Tony on the back of the head with a scrunched-up ball of paper. Certainly got his attention.
** Tony, for his part, has at least gotten smart enough to dope-slap himself on occasion, and once got offended that Gibbs ordered Ziva to administer when Gibbs wasn't within arm's reach.
** However, it also conveys a sense of family -- only Team Gibbs gets Gibbs-slapped. When Ziva is assigned to Team Gibbs in "Silver War", she says, "I know, when we get out there you start kicking my butt." Gibbs replies, "I don't kick butts." She looks at him in confusion -- in response, he dope-slaps her, and she beams, knowing that he's essentially saying, "Welcome to the family."
** Furthermore, after being injured in an explosion, Gibbs suffers from amnesia and can't remember anyone or anything that happened after the end of his Marine career. Ziva manages to restore his memory by grabbing his hand and dope-slapping herself with it.
** In one episode, Gibbs dope-slaps ''himself'' after tampering with evidence ([[ItMakesSenseInContext which was for a good cause]]).
** On at least two occasions, Abby dope-slaps [=McGee=], saying "I was just doing what Gibbs would have done if he were here." On one occasion after discovering a solution that they hadn't considered earlier, she slaps [=McGee=] on the arm, claiming, "We should have thought of that." She then bares her arm and insists that [=McGee=] slap her. HilarityEnsues along those lines for the remainder of that episode ("Bait").
** Kate does this to Tony once. He angrily tells her that she's not allowed to do that because she isn't Gibbs.
** Kate and Tony dope-slap [=McGee=] simultaneously after he joins the team and thinks that they'll stop hazing him.
** At yet another time, Gibbs dope-slaps both Tony and Ziva simultaneously, but Tony complains that [[DoubleStandard he's not hitting her as hard as him]].
** Gibbs once dope-slaps a cardboard cutout of Tony, and Tony reacts as if he'd been hit.
** Another time, Tony tries to slap [=McGee=]; he dodges it while Tony gets one from Gibbs.
** Of course, we see in flashbacks that when Gibbs first joined NIS, Mike Franks used to dope-slap ''him''.
** A flashback in the episode "Baltimore" shows Gibbs giving Tony his first dope slap, when Tony is uncertain about being ''any'' kind of cop. Tony indignantly asks, "Did you just physically assault me?" After Gibbs says he thinks Tony is too good to waste, Tony replies, "Don't make a habit of doing that."
** In a Halloween-based episode, Abby has to return to the lab from a party still wearing her Marilyn Monroe costume. Every time Tony and [=McGee=] are around her, they can't keep their eyes off her, with [=McGee's=] leering being particularly amusing. Gibbs finally has to give the duo a simultaneous head slap before saying, "Yeah. On it, Boss," ''for them'' before they finally leave the lab.
** Gibbs once even gives a slap to [[PercussiveMaintenance Mr. Mass Spectrometer to stop it from growling]]. (When Abby isn't around, thankfully.)
** It's been revealed during many different interviews that the origin of ''The Slap'' came about during the filming for one of the first episodes of the series. Mark Harmon (a.k.a. Gibbs) thought that Michael Weatherly (a.k.a. [=DiNozzo=]) was goofing around too much while filming a scene and proceeded to pop him one on the back of the head. Instead of breaking character, Weatherly continued on as if nothing had happened even while most everyone else was in a bit of shock. After reviewing the dailies, the production staff thought it was hilarious, [[ThrowItIn thus the Gibbs Slap was born]].
* On ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'', Kensi will regularly gives one to Deeks (as part of their UnresolvedSexualTension).
* Hyde doing this to Kelso is a RunningGag in ''Series/That70sShow''. Red did this to Eric on occasion too.
* Often used in the Britcom ''Series/{{Coupling}}''. Actor Richard Coyle (who plays Jeff Murdock) once was on the receiving end of a dope-slap that was so forceful he got angry over it. Crybaby.
* Similarly, actor Andrew Sachs once asked Creator/JohnCleese to tone down the dope slaps while filming ''Series/FawltyTowers''.
* On ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', Dorothy is constantly hitting Rose with a newspaper whenever she says something stupid.
* Titus would do this to Dave frequently on ''Series/{{Titus}}'', to the point that in one episode when Titus was unconscious in the hospital, Dave was slapping himself with Titus's hand, and weeping "It's just not the same!"
* The ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' episode "Why We Fight" features this exchange while the soldiers are patrolling a forest in Bavaria:
-->'''Frank Perconte:''' Hey, George.\\
'''George Luz:''' Yeah?\\
'''Frank Perconte:''' This kind of remind you of Bastogne?\\
(''comedic pause, including bemused look'')\\
'''George Luz:''' Yeah... now that you mention it. Except, of course, there's no snow, we got warm grub in our bellies, and the trees aren't '''''fucking exploding''''' from Kraut artillery, but yeah... Frank... other than that, it's a lot like Bastogne.\\
'''Frank Perconte:''' Right?\\
'''George Luz:''' Bull, smack him for me please?\\
(''thump'')\\
'''George Luz:''' Thank you.
* Repeatedly applied to Henry in ''Series/YouRangMLord'', generally after he's made an [[DeadpanSnarker accurate but unflattering observation]] about one of the other characters. It happens often enough that on one occasion, he hits himself preemptively to save someone else the bother. It doesn't seem to stop him being snarky, though.
* Several episodes of ''Series/TheAmandaShow'' features skits involving [[TheFamilyForThewholeFamily Tony Pajamas]] (Drake Bell) and his lackey (Josh Peck). Josh would frequently say or do something stupid, get hit and ask, "What was that for?!" To which Tony would reply, "For bein' an idiot!" which Josh would accept with an "Okay."
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** Chandler manages to earn a five-person dope-slap (or at least two or three plus some stuff thrown at him...) after a particularly flagrant bit of HypocriticalHumor when he criticizes a GirlOfTheWeek for being "desperate" -- after he's spent the whole episode literally watching the phone.
** Monica gives one to Chandler and Joey in "TOW The Morning After" after she finds out the two knew that Ross had slept with the copy girl.
* The dope slap is a RunningGag on ''Series/MyWifeAndKids''. Junior, not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree, often said or did dumb stuff, leading to a dope slap from another character, usually Michael or Jay.
* In Brazil, comedic show ''Pânico na TV'' gave the dope slap a MemeticMutation, with a skit where a parody of a sports show host slapped two dwarves nicknamed after soccer players, along with the phrase "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW0jHsZWvJk Pedala]], Robinho!" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OYI8ci8l24 Samba]], Tevez!"
* Happens so often ''Series/GilligansIsland'' that some refer to it as a "Gilligan Slap".
* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', Sheppard has dope-slapped [=McKay=] on two occasions: once in the second season for doubting Ronon's tracking skills, and again in the third season for telling too much to the still-imprisoned and therefore MindProbe victims O'Neill and Woolsey. Note that in the second case, [[spoiler:it was all part of a ploy to feed them false information before they'd be interrogated by the Asuran Replicators.]]
* A major point of ''Series/{{Farscape}}: The Peacekeeper Wars'' is Aeryn giving birth during a firefight and demanding to be married to John before she finishes. Stark begins uttering some majestic sounding gobbledygook which Chiana recognizes as a Sheyang ''prayer for the dead''. Cue SLAP! from Aeryn. Stark tries something else, which turns out to be a Delvian '''puberty rite'''. Cue BITCHSLAP!! from Aeryn. He finally just '''''asks''''' them if they want to be married, they say yes, and he declares them married. Then Aeryn gives birth and they shoot their way out. Whew!
* It happens at least OncePerEpisode in ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''.
* The Big Guy in ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' does this to Will and Henry a lot. However, in Big Guy's case, it's only occasionally a dope slap. Usually it's just his way of demonstrating affection. Once in a while, Will or Henry will return the favor, either in dope slap or Bromance context.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Spike pulls off a memorable one when, due to a spell, he has to explain a crucial plot point to Xander for roughly the 37th time. Note that Spike has a chip in his head which causes him extreme pain if he hurts a human.
--->'''Spike:''' This... is gonna be worth it.\\
(''smacks Xander'')\\
'''Both:''' OWWWW!
** When the Trio start arguing about who the best James Bond was in the middle of their scheme, Andrew gets smacked for sticking up for Timothy Dalton.
* Happens in the bloopers for ''Series/{{Angel}}'', after it is revealed that Wes, while making an ad for Angel Investigations, put down the wrong phone number.
* The dope slap became one of the best character signatures of Soledad from the Spanish sitcom ''7 Vidas''.
* Stiles gives one to Scott in ''Series/TeenWolf'' when Scott says he might go to Derek for help about being a werewolf.
* Leo does this to Josh in ''Series/TheWestWing'' after Josh mocks a sentimental tradition of Leo's: "First of all, ''that'' (OW!) is for 'total crackpot day'."
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': In the pilot episode, Dean reprimands Sam by slapping him in the back of the head. Strangely, this is the dope slap's only occurrence, although Pam gives Dean one as revenge for getting her killed.
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'':
** Hodgins does this to Zach in "Intern in the Incinerator".
--->'''Zack:''' ''You're'' married, and you sleep with men besides your husband.\\
(''cue dope slap'')\\
'''Zack:''' Ow.
** Camille gives one to Hodgins for asking Arastoo some stupid questions. To be fair, they were both a bit inebriated.
* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'': While in prison, George Bluth does this to his son GOB after he reveals that he enlisted his fourteen-year-old nephew to break into a permit office and plant evidence, despite the prison's "very strict '[[RunningGag no touching]]' policy." According to George, "it's worth a week in the hot box."
* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'':
** Taken to an extreme in this Mexican sitcom, where it's one of the show's many RunningGags.
--->'''Don Ramón:''' (''hits Chavo on head with usual {{kung foley}}'') ˇToma!\\
'''Chavo:''' Pipipipipipipipipipi...
** El Chavo has also been known to give Quico a ''[[UpToEleven triple]]'' dope slap.
--->'''Quico:''' No me simpatizas...[[note]]"I don't like you..."[[/note]] (''NonSequiturThud'')
* This happens to RoyalBrat Juan in ''Series/TheBorgias'' after he brutally [[CurbStompBattle curb stomps]] his stepfather Theo. Rodrigo is ''not'' amused and delivers one hell of a ReasonYouSuckSpeech, orders him to apologize and threatens to disinherit him if he does anything of the sort again. Juan agrees to do as he's told, but just when it looks like all is forgiven, he gets an almighty slap just to drive the point home.
* In "The Duchess and the Devil" from ''Series/HoratioHornblower'', sailor Styles keeps dope-slapping Oldroyd because he joined Hunter's gang and tried to escape with them from prison without a good plan, which caused Mr Hornblower's torture in a PunishmentBox. He deserved them, but he probably Styles probably compensated for the fact that he couldn't be smacking Mr Hunter.
* In ''Series/CodeLyokoEvolution'' episode 16, "Confusion", Odd gets slapped twice while driving the Megapod, after Jérémie asked the team to be "his eyes and ears".
-->'''Odd:''' Okay, next to me is William, and behind... I don't know what those two are doing, probably holding hands.\\
(''Yumi stands up and dope-slaps him'')\\
'''Odd:''' Ouch!\\
'''Yumi:''' Jérémie doesn't need anything but the basic essentials!\\
'''Ulrich:''' And nothing else! (''he rises and slaps Odd too'')\\
'''Odd:''' Ah-ouch! You're worse than [[GiantEnemyCrab Krabes...]]
* Done towards the end of an otherwise depressing episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds'':
-->'''Morgan:''' (''on the phone with Garcia'') Leave it alone until I get there. Hey, hey, hardhead... don't make me spank you when I get back.\\
'''Reid:''' Don't listen to him Garcia, he's all talk. (''Morgan dope-slaps him'') Ow! JJ, he just hit me.\\
'''JJ:''' (''without looking up'') [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Boys, behave or I will ground you both.]]
* Giovanni is a frequent target of this in ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles''. In "Built for Speed", he is dope slapped multiple times in rapid succession by Jane and her mother.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', episode [[Recap/MerlinS03E03GoblinsGold "Goblin's Gold"]]: The first thing Gaius does after getting possessed by a Goblin is give a dope slap to Merlin, to the latter's surprise.
* ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'': Zoey, Lola and Quinn simultaneously each give one to Chase, Micheal and Logan for letting Dustin watch a scary movie they knew he wouldn't be able to handle.
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[[folder:Music Video]]
* In Music/MichaelJackson's ''Ghosts'', a running bit has a little boy's older brother smack him this way for revealing stuff about the mysterious Maestro that he was supposed to keep secret. Their mother then does the same to the older brother, usually with the comment "Don't hit your brother!" After the third go-round of this, the mother is smacked by an unseen force, implied to be the Maestro's doing.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* ''Radio/CarTalk'' is the TropeNamer. Hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi -- better known as ''Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers'' -- claim to have been at the receiving end of many a dope-slap from their mother. (And according to each brother, the other brother stayed just as dumb.)
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' has a pair of [=NPCs=] who are practicing a BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine. The shorter one gives the dope-slap to the taller one as the "punchline" of every gag. He's also shown to do it when they're not practicing their jokes... Even better? Their names are [[Creator/AbbottAndCostello Bud and Lou]].
* At various points in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', Porom will walk around behind her twin brother Palom and clonk him on the head for his stupidity with an adorable "Do-PANK!" sound effect.
* In ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'', Suzuka asks Reiji to give one of these to his partner Xiaomu after she makes a particularly bad observation/joke. This being at least in part a ''Creator/{{Namco|Bandai}}'' game however, he ''spanks'' her instead. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E56_mqoGYDU At about 5:50 here]])
* Towards the end of ''[[VideoGame/{{Halo}} Halo: Combat Evolved]]'', [[MissionControl Cortana]] figures out how to use Halo's teleportation system in order to rapidly move the Chief to Keyes's position. Unfortunately, she teleports him in after mixing up the ceiling of the ship with its floor, leading to the Chief landing on his head once he phases in. He proceeds to knock his helmet, since [[VirtualGhost Cortana]] is an AI program that was currently housed inside it.
* ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'': Jak does this to Daxter at least once in each of the original three games. Daxter then slaps Jak twice in the racing spin-off.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', this is Ford Cruller's response if Raz decides not to accept the call to adventure.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has the emote "/smack", which, when used, will smack whomever the player is targeting upside the head. This is purely text however, as nothing actually happens with the characters.
* ''VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame'':
** ''LEGO Franchise/IndianaJones'': Dr. Jones Sr. dope-slaps Indy at least twice.
** ''LEGO Star Wars''. In "The Empire Strikes Out" Darth Vader uses the Force to make his [[SurroundedByIdiots admirals dope-slap each other]] instead of choking them to death.
--->'''Vader:''' Muttonheads...
* In the trailer for ''VideoGame/ArmyOfTwo'', one of the main characters hits the other main character on the back of the head and says "What the F*** are you doin'!" Watch it [[http://www.g4tv.com/videos/14219/army-of-two here, at about 30 seconds in]].
* ''[[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters King of Fighters XIII]]'': King deilvers one to Yuri, during [[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting the Kyokugen Team's]] ending, when she [[ThatCameOutWrong unintentionally makes it sound as if she'd like to marry King]], when asked to describe her ideal husband.
-->'''Interviewer:''' I see. And, what would your ideal husband be like?\\
'''Yuri:''' (''thinking aloud'') Hmm... Let's see... That's a tough one... I think they would have to be someone who was [[NiceGuy nice and polite...]]\\
(''[[EurekaMoment Aha! pose]]'') Oh, I know! [[LesYay Someone like King!]]\\
(''[[http:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcqFYU6jKDU King whaps Yuri on the back of the head]]'')
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Girl's Side 2'', [[{{Tsundere}} Saeki Teru]] will give the heroine a "chop" with the side of his hand when he thinks she's being dumb. The new skinship system allows the heroine to do the same to Teru or any of the other guys.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* [[TheStraightMan Martha]] from ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'' does this to [[PluckyComicRelief Andy]] on a regular basis.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'':
** [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2004/kk0418.html Coney does this to Rudy once]]... even using "DOPE SLAP" as a [[UnsoundEffect sound effect]].
** Kell later [[http://kevinandkell.com/2010/kk0720.html does this to her cousin Sheila]]... ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny with her tail]]''.
--->'''Sheila:''' Did you just give me a "dope slap" with your tail?\\
'''Kell:''' Somebody had to.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
** You normally wouldn't expect someone like [[WideEyedIdealist Grace]] to perform the dope-slap on anyone, [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2009-05-19 but when your friend's been acting like a dummy...]]
** [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-11-01 Invoked]] by Verres Sr. And then [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2010-11-05 an attempt to circumvent]] the limitation. He subsequently threatens to smack Justin upside the head for using the phone while driving.
** [[PsychoExGirlfriend Melissa]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2011-04-04 receives]] a rather solid one. [[spoiler:Self-inflicted.]] [[ClingyJealousGirl Well-deserved]]. And apparently it fixed her [[LoveMakesYouCrazy issues]], if only temporarily. It's implied that she does this a lot.
* In ''Webcomic/CityFace'', [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=565 Gamma does this to Zimmy]] to stop her from biting a pigeon's head off.
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob:'' In the latest arc involving ninjas from the past, it starts with [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20120814.html this]], and ends with [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20120828.html this]] hilarious one.
* ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'':
** Marena applies this to Secret in [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0202.html strip #202]].
** And again to Misho in [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0331.html #331]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** In the prequel book ''On the Origins of [=PCs=]'', after a fair warning to Vaarsuvius (who was getting annoying), Haley performs a "Sneak Attack Upside the Head".
** Nale dope-slaps his twin brother Elan in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0050.html "The Semi-Secret Origin of Elan & Nale!"]]. Apparently, that's a reflex from early childhood.
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0089.html "Invisibility: The Lazy Artist's Friend"]] features a rare aversion of the dope-slap.
--->'''Roy:''' (''likely -- he's invisible'') ... You're lucky attacking ends the spell, or I would smack the crap out of all of you.\\
'''Belkar:''' (''most probably'') Bite my 50% miss chance.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090327 Zeetha smacks Gil]] for the extremely corny lines he's asking her to tell Agatha.
** It's also common for Maxim and Dimo to slap Oggie around whenever he's saying something stupid, but since they're [[SuperSoldier Jägermonsters]] it tends to be very solid punches. Jenka [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080307 joins too, if she's around]].
** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070727 "Fool! Never total your points out loud!"]]
** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100305 And another one]], although frankly Moloch didn't deserve it; it's just that Sparks hate having their melodramatics cut short by perfectly mundane solutions.
** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120402 Moloch giving one to a rather scary Spark inmate]] is what settle his role as chief minion of the new Heterodyne.
* ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'':
** [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic/series.php?view=archive&chapter=10049#32412 Artie smacks Dave]] for inadvertently causing a self-destruct sequence in the space station ''they're on''.
** And five strips later, [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic/series.php?view=archive&chapter=10051 Dave smacks Artie in return]], for having psychologically empowered the resident army of robot minions such that they no longer feel the need to, for example, help humans get off a self-destructing space station. Thus leading to [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/HobbitUnderfoot/smackOw.gif this]] glorious animation.
* A weird one in the [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2002-08-28 last panel]] of a ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' strip: Yeagar gets an inter-dimensional dope-slap from Creator/PhilFoglio's AuthorAvatar.
* ''Webcomic/AntiHeroes'':
** [[http://antiheroescomic.com/comic/54 SMACK! "Stops scaring the customers."]]
** [[http://antiheroescomic.com/comic/125 Paid back later.]] Honestly, that takes some cojones to dope-slap a lich.
* ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'':
** The dope-slap can also be used to reset the tune of an [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=222 annoying squirrel girl]].
** Uh-oh! Art's been mean to Leonard with his new toy! '''[[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=821 Kat is NOT HAVING IT]]''' and goes upside his head!
* From ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'': It's not that [[DoesNotLikeMen Arachne]] [[http://yafgc.net/?id=1438 disprove of Gren leaving Bob...]] but that she'd do it for another '''guy'''.
* In ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'', Lucas applies this to Ethan a couple of times.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', Fumbles learns the hard way that [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/02042006/ the "dodge" feat doesn't work on dope slaps]]. (Technically, it probably would have, except that he kept getting smacked by the goblin that he hadn't "declared" his dodge on.)
* Happens in ''Webcomic/ElfOnlyInn'' when Lord Elf is trying to prove that Nimoy (a vulcan) is not actually an elf, and Nimoy tries to calm him down with a Vulcan Neck Pinch. When it has no effect and Lord Elf asks if it is a Jedi mind trick, Nimoy responds with the Vulcan Dope Slap.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'':
** The karate chop variant is done to Hannelore in [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1576 #1576]]. "'''BAD''' Hanners! '''NO''' murdering friends! '''BAD!'''"
** And the more traditional slap is applied to Steve by Cosette in [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1876 #1876]].
** Steve gives Marten one in [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2034 strip #2034]].
* In ''A Roo's Tale'', the [[FunnyAnimal boomer]] [[http://rood2.xepher.net/archive/ra0183.html gets one]] from a girl kangaroo!
-->"[[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Stare at a sexy, stacked skunk sauntering slow, but a solid, stinging skull-slap soon sets a silly suitor straight!]]"
* In ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', Kiel'ndia delivers one [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?order=chapters&id=1610 to Shinae]] on behalf of Kyo'nne.
* Tanna does this to Rolan twice in ''Webcomic/EarsForElves'' ([[http://www.earsforelves.com/archives/560 here]] and the next page [[http://www.earsforelves.com/archives/570 here]]), though not on the head. She considers him stupid for wanting to apologise to a woman who is bigoted against him.
* In ''Webcomic/TheMansionOfE'', Sylvester [[http://mansionofe.comicgenesis.com/d/20110727.html administers one]] to Mortimer as belated punishment for an IncrediblyLamePun.
* ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'': Rachel [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p12.html is]] [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p13.html all]] [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p14.html over]] [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p17.html it]] for receiving dope bops to the head. She's even [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p25.html done one.]] [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p53.html Daisy got one, too.]]
* In ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', [=DiDi=]'s {{Good Angel|BadAngel}} gives her one when she fantasizes about punching out Yuki [[spoiler:to get Gary to give her an orgasm]].
* In ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'': Stark to Dominic, to break him out of a self-induced guilt trip. Seen [[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2011-09-02 here]].
* [[ProperLady Muneca Powell]] of ''Webcomic/{{Pacificators}}'' have begun doing this to [[FieryRedhead Cinna Grossul]], usually when Cinna is being immature or rude. After the, like, seventh dope slap from Muneca, Cinna have had enough:
-->'''Cinna:''' Quit slapping me. I'm not a child, you know.
* In ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0487.html Paula to Martin Galespy.]]
-->'''Paula:''' I exercise my right from Emperor Angelo Souballo to discipline you upside the head for "being an annoying twerp."
* In the second arc of ''Webcomic/TheWotch'', Anne accidentally turns Jason into a [[ComicBook/XMen Jean Grey]] spoof. Robin teases him/her about it, and Jason unwittingly [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2002-12-23 telekinetically fwaps him with his/her mind as retaliation]]. Once the surprise wears off, he/she does a few more times for spite before Anne gets them to focus.
* ''Webcomic/FurryExperience'': Demostrated by Ronnie after Cat says [[http://furryexperience.smackjeeves.com/comics/1291447/page-157/ something stupid]].
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Offhand example in [[http://www.wordstudio.net/gist/fodder/penguin_animated.gif this animated GIF]].
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-572 SCP-572: Katana of Apparent Invincibility]]. Once the Katana is removed from the victim's grasp, "all psychological effects can usually be expunged by a single swift blow to the back of the subject's head."
* In ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'', Group 2 battles the Cloaks on a playground. When a mother shows up with her kid and tells them to scram:
-->'''Angry Joe:''' Oh, come on! [[HypocriticalHumor She's too old to be on a playground, anyway!]] What, does she believe in Santa Claus, too?\\
'''Little Girl:''' (''looks shocked and begins to tear up'')\\
'''Cloak 2:''' (''[[EvenEvilHasStandards hits Joe on the back of the head]]'')
* Poor WebVideo/{{Phelous}} gets one in ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' Part 2:
-->'''[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic N. Bison]]:''' Phallus, send the signal to sound the charge!\\
'''Phelous:''' Okay, first of all it's "Phelous", not "Phallus", and second of all, the guy is standing right there looking at you. Why don't you send the signal yourself?\\
'''N. Bison:''' (''chuckle'') Phallus. (''dope slap'') Just do it.
* Nearly every other interaction between Andrea and [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Bentley23]], in [[http://www.scribbld.com/community/marvel_nextgen/ Marvel Nextgen]] consists of this, with Bentley on the receiving end.
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Grue subjects Regent to a few of these when he won't stop wisecracking during [[spoiler:the fight against Behemoth]].
* To name one example in ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo'', Polnareff gets a Dope Punch when he mistakenly thinks Joseph was talking about Indian curry. [[note]]It's a Japanese play on words. Joseph says he words "India no kare" in his dialogue, and the way the word "Kare" is pronounced sounds similar to "curry."[[/note]]
* On ''Series/FlandersCompany'', [[UnresolvedSexualTension Cindy gives one to Caleb]] in season 3 for being one-upped by Nadčge.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** [[TeamMom Katara]] does this to [[DeadpanSnarker Sokka]] several times over the course of the show.
** Toph will also ''punch'' you for being stupid. Although Toph tells [[spoiler:Zuko]] that [[BruiserWithASoftCenter it's also how she shows affection]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'':
** AnnoyingYoungerSibling Michelangelo gets these from Raphael on a regular basis.
--->'''Raph:''' Woah, Donny, don't hit Mikey. That's MY job.
** In one instance of particular annoyance, Leonardo restrained Raph from doing this... so he could smack Mikey himself.
** An episode of the "Fast Forward" season had Splinter taking it to the extreme, tipping Mikey's chair over so he could hit him ''with the entire floor.''
--->'''Splinter:''' Someone had to do it. ''It was time.''
* Exaggerated in ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''. Dale gets conked on the head a lot by Chip. This was inherited from the original WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts where they appeared.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'':
** In the episode "Kids Stuff", Wonder Girl does this to Superboy when he gets distracted by how cool GL's glasses look.
--->'''Suberboy:''' Cool!\\
'''Wonder Girl:''' (''dope slap'') Would you stop messing around?!
** [[Franchise/GreenLantern John Stewart]] is also fond of doing this to Franchise/TheFlash (who often earns it), as seen in "The Brave and the Bold" when Stewart gets Flash out of jail.
** In the ColdOpen of "Date Night", two goons argue over a scone recipe.
--->'''Cecil:''' But how come when I make the scones, they don't got that good flavor like yours, Tony?\\
'''Tony:''' (''dope slap'') Do I gotta tell you ''again'' how you gotta add the orange zest, Cecil?
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In one episode, Peter tells the family that their tax refund will let them buy something they've always wanted. Chris suggests a cat and gets dope-slapped by Brian. Meg suggests a stereo and gets dope-slapped by Stewie. Then Lois says "A pool?" and gets dope-slapped by Peter, who then realizes what she said and responds "Oh, sorry, it ''is'' a pool."
** There's another early episode, where Peter loses his job and goes on welfare. When he tells Brian he got off subject by telling Lois she was getting fat, Brian rolls up the newspaper and whacks him twice saying "No. No."
** Peter also re-enacts the "could've had a V8" dope-slap on himself in the middle of recalling various memories in the episode when he learned of his real father.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'':
** When Grandad gets the results of a DNA test that confirms [[LukeYouAreMyFather Lando Freeman]] as his real son.
--->'''Riley:''' (''to grandad'') You should've stuck with your story!\\
'''Grandad:''' They took a DNA test--\\
'''Riley:''' Well study next time!\\
'''Huey:''' (''dope-slaps Riley with a book'')
** Combined with PunctuatedForEmphasis after Riley, Gin and Ed's failed attempt to kidnap Oprah.
--->'''Huey:''' YOU!\\
'''Riley:''' OW!\\
'''Huey:''' DO! NOT!\\
'''Riley:''' OW!\\
'''Huey:''' KIDNAP!\\
'''Riley:''' OW! Stop hitting me!\\
'''Huey:''' OPRAH!
* "[[EvilOldFolks Mom]]" on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' frequently dope-slaps her children, occasionally all three of them at once. Being {{Expy}}s of Film/TheThreeStooges, they often do it to each other as well.
* As opposed to a full-handed slap, Uncle of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' delivers a hard, two-finger hit to the forehead for anyone whose foolishness has earned his disapproval. Be they Jackie (many times -- [[AndAnotherThing "One more thing!"]], [[DudeWheresMyRespect even when he does something]] ''[[DudeWheresMyRespect right]]''), allies, enemies, or ''even himself''.
* Ren from ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' does this to Stimpy on a semi-regular basis after he's said something really stupid.
* Butt-Head from ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' does this to Beavis on a regular basis, which sometimes leads Beavis to [[GroinAttack retaliate]].
* Dick Dastardly to Muttley on ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''. Usually, Dick's retaliation for Muttley snickering at him comes by a bop on the head, dumping water on him, or other variations.
* Skipper's trademark in ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''. When Skipper is presumed dead, Private asks the others to slap him the way Skipper does; "Like you're disappointed, but you still care."
* The WesternAnimation/BugsBunny ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' cartoon ''Wackiki Wabbit'' features this trope with the two castaways.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'':
** Aqualad prompts Robin to stop laughing outright at ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'s failure with a sharp elbow to the ribs. One gets the feeling that it would have been a smack upside the head were Aqualad a less [[TheStoic reserved person]].
** Artemis delivers one to Kid Flash when he won't stop flirting with Miss Martian.
* In the final moments of the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' episode, "[[DieHardOnAnX Decepticon]] [[Film/ConAir Air]]", [[BigBad Megatron]] does this to [[TheStarscream Starscream]]. This example is even funnier due to the fact that Starscream is [[LosingYourHead just a disembodied head at this point]] so [[MagnificentBastard Megatron's]] slap ends up knocking him across the room.
-->(''[[TheBrute Lugnut]] lands on the windshield of the space vehicle'')\\
'''Starscream:''' So, now we're picking up hitchhikers?\\
'''Megatron:''' ''*SMACK*''
* Brain from ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' often does this to Pinky after he's said or done something particularly stupid, usually he pounds him over the head with his fist or an object.
-->'''Brain:''' (''to Pinky'') I'm going to have to hurt you.
* From ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
-->'''Barnacle Boy:''' If you don't respect me as a hero, the you'll respect me as a villain. A villain who's ''EVIL!!''\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Evil?\\
'''The rest:''' Evil?\\
'''Mermaid Man:''' (''blankly stares, then dope-slapped by Mr. Krabs'') ''EVIIIL!!!''
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', Numbuh Five dope-slaps Numbuh Four after the latter ate some Coco Nut Logs despite being allergic to coconut.
* Happens to Barry in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' with the following quote:
-->"Remember when I said being stupid was gonna start getting painful?"
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E22HurricaneFluttershy "Hurricane Fluttershy"]], Twilight Sparkle gives a dope slap to Spike (flattening the green fin atop his head) for being InnocentlyInsensitive to Fluttershy.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 "Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1"]]:
*** Applejack does one to Spike when he complains about the simple job Twilight does at the beginning of the episode, then tries to backpedal on his statement.
*** Rainbow Dash tossing Discord's "alicorn princess" crown from his head is also quite close to this.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'':
** After defeating Green Goblin together, Spider-Man then proposes names for his and Venom's [[EnemyMine temporary team-up]]. Venom quickly tires of this, hits Spidey, and tells him to shut up.
** White Tiger does it once to Nova. Since he's wearing his helmet at the time, it makes a nice KLONG sound.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' has Rhinox smack Rattrap after making an IncrediblyLamePun that CrossesTheLineTwice.
-->'''Optimus Primal:''' Silverbolt, what--? (''sees [[spoiler:the burnt husk of Optimus Prime's head]] and gasps'') Well... [[CatchPhrase that's just Prime...]]\\
'''Rattrap:''' Or what's left of him, anyway. (''dope slap'') D'oh!
* The ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse'' cartoon "Law and Order" has three ne'er-do-well cats -- a short one, a middle-sized one woth a crooked tail and the dense behemoth who is identified as Pinhead Schlabotka. As they carry out a plot:
-->'''Schlabotka:''' Duh, hey boss... what's this all about? (''Boss slaps him several times'')\\
'''Boss:''' Listen. Schlabotka. ''I'' do the thinkin' around here, see?\\
'''Schlabotka:''' But, duh, boss... (''Boss slaps him more'') Duh... all right.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'':
** Bugs Bunny does this to Porky Pig once. When Porky keeps falling for upsells, Bugs [[FacePalm face-palms]] so much that after Porky listens to him... and refuses to get insurance, he realizes that his forehead's starting to bruise. Finally, after Porky crashes the car, Bugs stops his face-palms and slaps Porky instead.
** He also does this to Daffy when he freezes in shock. But Daffy being Daffy, he returns the slap until it turns into a slap fight.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'':
** After their resurrection, Brick of the Rowdyruff Boys often hits Boomer after he interrupts him or says something stupid.
** Ace of the Gangreen Gang also does this to Snake on a regular basis to shut him up. When Buttercup temporarily joined their gang, she started doing this to him.
* In ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' Eddy often slaps Ed to make him pay attention or when he makes him angry.
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* Malcolm Gladwell's book ''Outliers'' discusses various Korean Air plane crashes, concluding that a significant part of it was a hierarchical culture between pilots and co-pilots which led to poor communication. One {{egregious}} example came when the captain ''dope-slapped his co-pilot''. Like most of Gladwell's theories, this idea has met with criticism from other academics.
* An increasingly common variation nowadays is basically a whiffed dope-slap. Make all the motions and aim for the general vicinity of the back of the head without actually striking the person. This avoids actually physically contacting people's heads and the imagery ensures the message is clear. Sometimes, the quip ("what are you stupid?!" or, "you dumbass!") is also left out as receiving the action is indicator enough that the recipient is doing something inane.
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