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[[caption-width-right:200:Even [[Franchise/MortalKombat Liu Kang]] falls for it.]]

->'''Antoine Rotelli:''' What if we say no?
->'''ComicBook/TheJoker:''' Well, Tony, nobody wants a war. If we can't do business, why, [[SchmuckBait we'll just shake hands and that'll be it.]]
-->-- ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (1989)

From [[MonsterClown clowns]] to [[PsychopathicManchild big kids]] to [[TeenGenius kids with big brains]], you can count on them pulling out one of these eventually. Usually made by AcmeProducts or a competitor, these seem to appear everywhere in media.

Note that until recently, a true electric joy buzzer was just a thing of fancy; the traditional joy buzzer is actually a vibrating device that you wind up. However, there is now a gag device that will deliver a small, harmless shock (albeit at nowhere near the power of the device used by various villains).



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Manga/{{Ranma|OneHalf}} used a magical one on Mousse in the manga.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Franchise/{{Batman}}: ComicBook/TheJoker. Since this is The Joker we're talking about, his version of the joy buzzer is frequently lethal to those foolish enough to shake hands with him, such as the gangster from the first ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie who got fried alive during a crimelord meeting. ("Oh, I got a live one here!")
** He also occasionally uses a version that is ''a needle poisoned with his Joker Venom'', as seen in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' when an unfortunate businessman, having just sold him an [[CircusOfFear abandoned]] {{amusement park|OfDoom}}, [[TooDumbToLive shakes hands]] with him.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman vs. Dracula'', the Joker uses ''two'' in a fight, and when he exits down a waterfall he [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat appeared]] to have ''[[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath electrocuted himself]]''.
** In a crossover with ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', the Joker uses one on Static with no effect. Static then [[ShockAndAwe returns the favor]].
** ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker Return of the Joker]]'' sees the joybuzzer used to destroy a microchip on the Joker's neck. [[spoiler:Which was allowing him to take over the {{mind|Rape}} and body of Tim Drake, a now-retired Robin.]]
** And in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'''s AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'', when the Clown Prince of Crime is accidentally powered up into a RealityWarper [[NiceJobBreakingItHero by Bat-Mite]], he uses a superpowered version of the joybuzzer to [[ShockAndAwe shock Batman unconscious mid-sentence]], in the same way that Emperor Palpatine uses his Force Lightning to [[ElectricTorture shock Luke Skywalker into submission]] in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' episode ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
** The picture at the top of the page is one of Joker's attacks in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse''.
** It's also one of his combat moves in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''.
* ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' used one on ComicBook/IronMan in Marvel's Comicbook/CivilWar event, shutting down his power armor with it. To be fair, what Cap used was a specially made device designed to do exactly that, not a joybuzzer. Sure, there was a similarity, but it was a purpose-designed device built to use against Stark.
* The Electric Joybuzzer is a key item in the armoury of {{t|heTrickster}}rickster characters ([[NaughtyIsGood i.e. most of the heroes]]) in British children's comics such as ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' and ''ComicBook/TheDandy''.
* ''ComicBook/TheSimpingDetective'': Jack Point keeps one that functions as more of a cutting laser. Since nobody ever bothers to frisk for one, he finds it useful for cutting ropes whenever he's tied to a chair.

[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* When ThePrankster Socrates gets cloned in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', he quickly finds that [[OtherMeAnnoysMe he is very annoying.]] When the two declare a prank war, they shake on it, leading to them both being shocked by the other's joy buzzer.
* In the WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck fanfiction series, ''FanFic/NegaverseChronicles'', Quackerjack invents one to [[NoodleIncident try]] on [[ShockAndAwe Megavolt]]...

* Featured prominently in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': "The hand buzzer. Still our biggest seller." Marvin Acme's joy buzzer was designed to look like a fancy jeweled ring befitting a millionaire businessman/prankster.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In one ''Series/SesameStreet'' Muppet sketch, the prankster Harvey Kneeslapper intended to use one of these for a gag involving the number 5.
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' a confused kid with {{Reality Warp|er}}ing powers turned a normal joybuzzer into this. It not only electrocuted a man, it was later used to ''cook a ham''. "That'll do, pig," indeed.
* On ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Sheldon rigs one up to use on Howard, powerful enough to nearly knock himself out when he tested it. When he uses it on Howard, however, he appears to collapse from a heart attack and is forced to administer a syringe of adrenaline straight to the heart, ''Film/PulpFiction'' style. Of course, Howard was faking it and it was all an elaborate counter-prank. Sheldon {{facepalm}}s himself... [[HoistByHisOwnPetard and knocks himself out with his own buzzer.]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Destroyman of ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' uses this during the pre-battle on Travis. He seriously thought he was going to die laughing from how Travis fell into it.
** He tries the same trick in the sequel against Shinobu, but she senses something's wrong and cuts his hand off mid-shake.
* This is one of the pranks Sims can pull on each other in ''VideoGame/TheSims 2''. It makes the camera shake if it happens on-screen.
* You can get one in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' from the skill Summon Hilarious Objects. When equipped, it provides a skill that deals damage if your foe falls for it. [[spoiler: they never fall for it.]]

* Riff's [[http://pics.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=060530 Omnitaser]] [[http://pics.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=060531 Joy-50]] from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since it's as large as a joybuzzer would realistically need to be for that sort of electrocution.
* Bangladesh [=DuPree=] in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20041231 found]] an unconventional use for a tweaked medical device installed on her hand after it was crushed in the previous fight, that is more in line with [[PsychoForHire her personality]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Avey}}'': The titular character greets [[ButtMonkey Coneboy]] with this.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''WebAnimation/{{Arfenhouse}}: [[TheMovie Teh Movie]]'', Piakchu uses one of these on Joe. The buzzer then flies off shouting "SO LONGG, SUCKKKREZA!" Yeah, it's a weird movie.
* ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'': In "The Joker vs. Sweet Tooth", The Joker uses his lethal joybuzzer to shock Needles Kane in the fight [[spoiler:but it's only a minor inconvenience since Needles has survived the electric chair before.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck - specifically, "Daffy Dilly" and ''WesternAnimation/TheStuporSalesman''.
* One of the pranks pulled by Pinkie Pie in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Griffon the Brush-Off".
* The WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse short "Mickey's Rival" has a variation. After Mortimer plucks the buttons off Mickey's shorts, Mickey tries to do the same. He gets shocked, as Mortimer's buttons are connected to batteries hidden in his pockets.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'', Monkey tries to get Tigress with a "[[Literature/TheJoyLuckClub joy luck buzzer]]". Tigress doesn't fall for it, and doubts anyone is stupid enough to do so. But Po does. Repeatedly.
* Krusty does this in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode ''Homie the Clown'' when handing diplomas and shaking hands to the clown college graduates. Homer avoids this and runs off, but Krusty tackles and buzzes him several times.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', Patrick is a victim of this when he and Spongebob enter a prank store, and the buzzer looked like it really shocked Patrick.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstoneKids'' had a prehistoric version of this. One episode has Barney's bratty younger brother Dusty "shock" Freddy with a [[BambooTechnology primitive]] joybuzzer (a bee tied to his hand).
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode "The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain" Darkwing gets sneaked up on from behind and buzzed on the keister with an electric joy buzzer twice. First by Goselyn, later by a possessed Mr. Banana Brain.
* Becomes a ChekhovsGun in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' when the Joker's buzzer [[spoiler:is thrown loose in his struggle with Batman, only for Batman to get his hands on it and use it to immobilize the Joker as he was being strangled. Earlier it also dropped into the circuits of the Joker's KillSat control circuits, fusing them out.]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' episode "Circus Midgets", Stimpy falls victim to one. It leaves his nose glowing like a light bulb.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* TruthInTelevision: You asked for it?.. [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16032_the-25-most-disturbing-sex-toys_p2.html There]], first item (#13). If you'll look at others, you may need BrainBleach, though. (NSFW)
* [[http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonicmuseum/demoulin/glad_hand.htm Here's one]] from the 1930 [=DeMoulin=] Bros. & Co. Fraternal Supply Catalog-- one of many shock-inducing items available for those {{initiation ceremon|y}}ies.
* There is also a working pen, which causes an electric shock when you push the button on top of the pen. The harder the push, the more shock.