[[caption-width-right:200:Yes, even Machu Picchu. ''(Photo by Schuyler Shepherd)'']]

->''"And for comic relief he should go right through some sort of village, with a fiesta or something happening, with llamas. He knocks a llama over."''
-->-- '''Creator/StevenSpielberg''' discusses the arrival of Franchise/IndianaJones [[MisplacedWildlife to Nepal]] during the [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/indiana-jones brainstorming session that created]] ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''

[[http://gprime.net/flash.php/llamasong.com Here's a llama. There's a llama. And another little llama. Fuzzy llama. Funny llama. Llama, llama, duck.]]

If EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys and EverythingsBetterWithPenguins, the same is true for llamas. Maybe it's the extra silent "l", or the whole spitting thing, or the resemblence to the word ''lamer''. Whatever the case, llamas are ''funny''.

Other llama-like camelids like alpacas, guanacos, and vicuñas are fair game too. (Actual ''camels'' aren't; when they show up in fiction they're almost always HorsingAround [[Administrivia/TheSameButMore but worse]].)



* [[PrankCall Hello? TV tropes?]] This is Advertising/LaLlamaQueLlama!

[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* Llama is a regular patron at ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe''. He works at the local zoo alongside many of the cafe's animal patrons. However, this is then subverted when the zoo visitors ignore him in favor of the giraffes in the next exhibit over.
* It seems that alpacas are getting up there with sheep in terms of fluffiness, and they have begun appearing in recent anime. Hanayo of ''Franchise/LoveLive'' has a certain kind of fascination with alpaca, and is seen taking care of a couple of said animal in the school. Kotori too, but she's a FriendToAllLivingThings. In fact - everyone (except Eli).
* In ''Manga/AnimalLand'', llamas are abundant and usually provide a form of PluckyComicRelief.
* Angela, a very friendly, easy-going and rather dim pink alpaca from ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}''.
* In ''Anime/KemonoFriends'', Alpaca, although it's not technically a llama (alpacas are closely related to llamas), she still qualifies.
* In ''Manga/WitchCraftWorks'', a trio of luckless Tower Witches go around with a llama, even complaining when a restaurant refuses to seat it. It also tends to get tied up when they're captured.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Llamas at home, from ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'': "Llook out, Llarry! It's the llandllord!" (So llamas are Welsh?)
* In the ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' book ''Prisoners of the Sun'', Captain Haddock is [[RunningGag repeatedly spit in the face]] by llamas. At the end, he spits one back just to get even.
* In ''[[Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew Captain Carrot And The Final Ark]]'', the villain of the story is a FunnyAnimal version of Ra's Al Ghul, called Rash Al Paca.

* As with a lot of tropes in ''FanFic/ThoseLackingSpines'', this gets [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]]. In Vacillating Heights, our three heroes bemoan how many CrackFic writers think that just inserting llamas into their stories automatically makes them funny. Even comes with the llama song at the end of that particular AuthorFilibuster.

* The titles for ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' mention llamas as a CreditsGag, said to be done at the last minute and at great expanse. Every single card after that point will mention llamas at some point, including as names for people.
* ''Film/NapoleonDynamite'' featured [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2glOppqBRg a scene]] in which Napoleon fed his llama.
* In ''Film/EvanAlmighty'', a llama delivers a well-deserved ''facial'' to [[spoiler:John Goodman's character.]]
* ''Barn of the Blood Llama'', an awful 1997 movie in which (quoting IMDB) "Inbred hillbillies trap various passersby at their World o' Wool llama farm where an animal coroner is conducting genetic experiments which turn the animals into sex-starved toxic beasts".
* The 2009 girl's film ''An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong'', in which Chrissa's grandmother gave her a baby llama named Starburst, which naturally received its [[http://store.americangirl.com/agshop/html/ProductPage.jsf/itemId/141795/itemType/TOY/webTemplateId/3/uniqueId/613/saleGroupId/1127 own toy]].
* The 1978 film ''Brutes and Savages'', a bizarre and racist "documentary" featuring, among other things, a "ritualistic, native llama sacrifice" and an ending that involves llamas mating.
* The 1967 ''Film/DoctorDolittle'' film had the Pushmepullyou. Llama at both ends. (In the book illustrations it had horns, so it was more like "gazelle at both ends".)
* There's a passing line and blink-and-you'll miss it sighting of '65 elephants' balancing on '3 llamas' on a ball at the end of the ''Prince Ali'' number in {{WesternAnimation/Aladdin}}
* Apparently ''someone'' thought so in the production of ''Film/{{Troy}}'' as, inexplicably, a Trojan civilian is shown leading a pair into the titular city before it is besieged. Llamas are not native to Asia Minor, obviously, nor are they native to Malta and Mexico, where the film was shot. So someone evidently had to have ''wanted'' them, for...some reason.
* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' obviously, with the main character Kuzco transformed into a llama for a majority of the film.
* ''IceAge5CollisionCourse'' gives us the Shangri Llama, a [[MixAndMatchCritters horned]], yoga-practicing llama who leads the residents of [[MagicMeteor Geotopia]] but [[spoiler:refuses to help the heroes use his people's magnetic crystals to divert the trajectory of a deadly asteroid.]]

* A spelling error in the ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' story ''The Empty House'':
-->"I traveled for two years in Tibet, therefore, and amused myself by visiting Lhassa [sic], and spending some days with the head Llama [sic]."
* This poem by Creator/OgdenNash:
-->The one-l lama,\\
He's a priest.\\
The two-l llama,\\
He's a beast.\\
And I will bet\\
A silk pajama\\
There isn't any\\
Three-l lllama.[[superscript:*]]
-->[[superscript:*]]''(The author's attention has been called to a type of conflagration known as a three-alarmer. Pooh.)''
* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' #12, Marco acquires a llama morph. The kids are infiltrating a ''Regis and Kelly''-style talk show, and one of the guests is an animal tamer; Marco morphs the llama so he doesn't have to hide anywhere, and gleefully talks about how cute he is and how he's going to be on TV, but he never uses his llama morph again.
** When Rachel (as a grizzly bear) ends up fighting with a [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile]] on the set, Marco desperately joins in to help. He doesn't do anything, but it does distract the crocodile.
* Anna Dewdney has written some [[Literature/LlamaLlama books for preschool children]] about a young llama, originally known as "[[SpeciesSurname Baby Llama]]" in the actual text of the original book, but later known as simply "[[ADogNamedDog Llama Llama]]." The books were originally about Llama Llama and his mama, but as the audience of the series grew, Llama was eventually aged up to a schoolchild. Titles include ''Llama Llama Mad at Mama'', ''Llama Llama Red Pajama'', ''Llama Llama Misses Mama'', ''Llama Llama Home with Mama'', ''Llama Holiday Drama'', ''Llama Llama Time to Share'' and ''Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa''. There are also a number of board book titles with shorter stories and simpler language, as well as a one-off book featuring one of Llama's friends, Nelly Gnu. Creator/{{Netflix}} has announced an animated ''Llama Llama'' series for 2018.
* In the mystery novel ''A Small Target'', a group of hikers ventures deep into the Rockies with a pack train of llamas. When a deranged young woman shoots one of the group and then flees into the woods, the party's cook lures her out with food, and the soothing presence of a fluffy white llama at her campsite helps calm the anxious girl's nerves.
* ''I Don't Want To Kiss a Llama'' points out the negatives to llamas.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* On ''Series/VeronicaMars'', Logan said his mother wanted alpacas.
* On ''Series/AliensInAmerica'', the dad bred alpacas for money.
* "Would you like to pet the llama?" is a common riff in ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. At one point, Crow ''becomes'' a llama.
* Howie Mandel was on an episode of ''Series/TheTonightShow'' and did a "llama call" as part of his schtick with Jay. Several minutes later, an animal trainer led a llama out from backstage (as if it was answering Howie's call). Howie looked concerned and said, "That's not the llama I hired for this bit."
* In the first series of ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'', Vince and Howard reminisce about a llama rampage in the zoo and Howard's ability to "calm a llama down." Cue crimp.
* The classic "Me And My Llama" sketch from ''Series/SesameStreet'' is how a whole generation of North American kids ever learned what a llama ''is.'' A little girl takes her llama to the dentist, set to music.
* ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' has had Detours involving llamas on two separate seasons. There was also a Roadblock with camels, but they just made the racers cry (okay, one racer cry), and a Speed Bump that involved filling out a loan to rent a llama.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' has the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbwkkXGmFrI Llama Sketch.]] "¡Cuidado! ¡Hay llamas!"
* ''Series/HorribleHistories'' had the very earwormy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6unpIYFoheE Call A Llama Farmer!]] segment, about the important role of a llama farmer in the Incan times.
* In the third season of ''Series/TheJoeSchmoShow'', the "spirit animal" assigned to the season's Joe Schmo, Chase Rogan, was a llama.

* [[http://gprime.net/flash.php/llamasong.com The Llama Song]], of course. This is really the only example we need.
* The ''WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock'' song "The Four-Legged Zoo" featured practically the whole llama family:
-->There were elk and bison, a gnu or two,
-->Giraffes and elephants, quite a few,
-->A llama, alpaca, vicuna too,
-->Zebras, ibexes, and one big kudu.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMPF6lpM0XM The video]] for Stillness is the Move, by Dirty Projectors. It is argued that the llama is the only thing [[SoBadItsGood saving the video from being completely horrible]].
* British musicians Patrick & Eugene produce many delightful {{earworm}}y songs including one called "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj1HFfGt0HI Llama]]"
* "Ride My Llama" by Music/NeilYoung.
* It's alpacas, but ARPK and Leave in Summer, Yet You're in my Fluffoughts (written by Baker) also count, ARPK in particular.
* TV's Kyle has a song called [[http://www.thefump.com/fump.php?id=1407 "There's a Llama Inside My Fridge"]].
* "Llama" by Music/{{Phish}}.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Many Maxis games, including ''VideoGame/SimCity'' and ''VideoGame/TheSims'', are stuffed full of llama references. Sometimes this bordered on worship, as with the llama shrines in ''VideoGame/SimCity''.
** Not to mention the "Llama Dome" in VideoGame/SimCity 2000 (it had a statistic labeled "Llamas Wed").
** VideoGame/SimCity 4 contains the "dollyllama" code to turn your advisors into llamas.
** Let's not forget the llama-themed Tourist Trap. Somehow businesses regard it as some sort of capitalist icon.
** Will Wright's official title is, in fact, "Llama consultant".
** Universities in both ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' and ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' have llamas as their mascot.
** One ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' mission has you go in search of the mythical Golden Llama.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has the Llama Lama, a Buddhist llama who will take you on a VisionQuest.
* A mention of [[http://www.llamasoft.co.uk/frontpage.php Llamasoft]] is truly mandatory, being the games company of ungulate-obsessed programming legend Jeff Minter, and games like ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llamatron Llamatron]]'' and ''Metagalactic Llamas Battle At The Edge Of Time'' ("Possibly the most stupidly-named game of all time," says the Llamasoft website.)
* ''VideoGame/VegaStrike'' starting [[http://forums.vega-strike.org/cpg/displayimage.php?album=11&pid=346 ship]], a light shuttle with decent armament capabilities, is called "Llama". It's a part of ThemeNaming: other cargo shuttles include Ox and Mule.
* One of the playable characters in the 1994 animal fighting game ''Brutal: Paws of Fury'' was an evil llama named Dali Llama.
* Even InteractiveFiction is better with llamas; presenting: ''[[http://armorgames.com/play/3785/llama-adventure Llama Adventure]]''!
* ''Skull Tag'', a port for ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', has a Llama "award" for killing a player who is in chat mode.
* You can adopt lost llamas on ''VideoGame/{{Farmville}}'' now.
* ''Farmville''-like ''Island Paradise'' had the option to adopt alpacas (a similar animal) from the start.
* One of the two main stage elements in stage 3 of ''{{VideoGame/Contra}}: Rebirth'' are lots of robotic llamas.
* The casual Android game ''Balloon Popper'' sets up the [[NoPlotNoProblem background story]] like this: You are a llama. A llama that hates balloons. Shoot those pesky bright cheerful, colorful balloons out of the sky before you run out of loogie.
* ''VideoGame/{{Tropico}}'' has the llama as its national animal! You can also farm them for wool to sell to China. Llama-related jokes also pop up repeatedly, such as the American ambassador saying they remind him of his mother, who also spit a lot.
** One of text boxes that pot up after you've researched a technology has Penultimo say you can get away with doing anything by putting "and we killed a llama" at the end of it.
* ''VideoGame/UltimaOnline'' lets you choose between horses and llamas for a low-level mount or pack animal. The game's programmers also included several llama-related Easter eggs. For example, when an ancient wyrm polymorphs itself to look like a human NPC, its profession is listed as "mystic llama herder".
* Soon as the first alpha of the fan expansion for ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII: The Age of Kings'', ''Forgotten Empires'', was available for free in the internet, the public began to demand that llamas be included in the next patch. The expansion included the Incas as a new civilization and the programmers referenced first their nature as sole ingame Native American civilization with pack animals by giving them [[MisplacedWildlife a free turkey]], [[SeriousBusiness but that wasn't enough]]. Llama fans finally got their wish when the programmers released a version of ''FE'' for the new ''AOK HD'' in collaboration with Microsoft Studios themselves, which includes llamas as herdable units and gives the Incas one free llama at the start of each game.
* One of the Beastclan races in ''VideoGame/FlightRising'' is the Longneck race, who are basically sentient llamas that walk on two feet. There are four "classes" of Longneck (Skirmisher, Interloper, Magi, and Mender) that can be fought in the Coliseum and obtained as familiars.
* ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' lists the llama as [[FutureImperfect one of the five mythical creatures of Old Earth,]] along with dragons, chimera, griffins, and unicorns.
* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing: New Leaf'' introduces Reese and Cyrus, who are [[PinkGirlBlueBoy Pink and Blue]] HappilyMarried Alpacas (close relatives of llamas). They run Re-tail, where they buy, sell and refurbish items.
* There are llamas in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' now. You can decorate them with carpets, which turn into patterned blankets; they'll form a caravan if you leash one of them, making them more useful (though unridable) pack animals than donkeys; and they ''will'' spit on you for ScratchDamage if you attack them.
* In ''VideoGames/GuildWars2'''s second season of the living story, llamas were introduced, mostly to comedic effect.

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* The ending of the former ''Ride/JimmyNeutronsNicktoonBlast'' ride at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal Studios Florida]] takes Carl's obsession with llamas to a whole new level when he uses Cosmo's magic wand to continuously poof llamas into Jimmy's lab, to the point that there's an entire army of them.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/271884 50 Llamas Day]] by [[Creator/HarryPartridge Happy Harry]].
* [[WebAnimation/LlamasWithHats Llamas with Hats]], and its many sequels, chronicling the mishaps of a... problematic llama and his more sane friend/partner.
* WebAnimation/ASDFMovie had this moment: "[[TheyCalledMeMad Ha ha! They said I could never teach a llama to drive!]]"

* ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'' and its running joke llama.
* In ''Webcomic/UserFriendly'', Stef's obsession with Llama Porn is a running joke. Including that time where listening to 'The Llama Song' on an iPod transforms him into a (black silhouette of) a Llama.
* On ''Webcomic/PlusEV'' [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20071019.html here.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron''. Carl's love for llamas almost borders on obsession.
** Which made Cosmo very happy in one of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' crossovers.
--->''"Finally. a llama-related wish!"''
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'' has normally hyperactive WildChild Donnie ends up being fixated by a bunch of llama the titular family's van passes by in the Andes.
* In one ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode, the boys start a fake Peruvian flute band called "[[http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/189022/ The Llama Brothers]]."
* In the DonaldDuck short "Lake Titicaca" from the 1942 ''Disney/SaludosAmigos'', Donald has trouble with a stubborn llama.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' had the Warner Bros. pestering the great monk Wally Llama. His mantra is "llama, llama, llama".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' episode "Loogie Llama," Lazlo tries to attract an animal that the Bean Scouts can ride. He winds up with a llama that he names "Spitty".
* Mabel from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' owns a llama-themed sweater made of llama hair. In one episode, [[ItMakesSenseInContext the disembodied waxen head of Larry King]] tells her that llamas are nature's greatest warriors. Said sweater later ends up going to Pacifica Northwest, who represents it as an {{Arc Symbol}}.
* Inverted in the ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep'' special "The Farmer's Llamas." The titular camelids are vicious bullies who terrorize the farm after they're accidentally bought at an auction.
* On ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'' the main characters Milo and Melissa keep [[NoodleIncident referring to a previous]] "Llama Incident". Finally, in the episode aptly titled "The Llama Incident", they tell newcomer Zack exactly what happened. With the Llamas. Because Llamas. Llama comma llama comma Llllllllaaaaammmmaaaaa... Okay I'll stop.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Among US presidential candidate Obama's many fundraising efforts was rural Butler County, Ohio's "[[http://www.butlerdems.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=113&Itemid=2 Kiss a Llama for Obama!]]" Quote: "And yes, the llama did kiss a few preferred people."
* Don't forget [[http://www.jasperfforde.com/swindon/7ws_7.html the Elgin Llamas of Swindon]]
* Various farms, where, in addition to providing wool, they apparently act somewhat like guard dogs. Interestingly, the camel itself is not included in this trope. This might be because Real Life camels are scary as hell, and not particularly fluffy.
** Sheep ranchers sometimes keep a llama or two in the herd, because llamas will attack and run off predators, including ''coyotes''.
* Even Website/DeviantArt's picked up on this trope, and has made Llama Badges, able to be given away for free and (once one receives enough) featuring llamas such as Albino Llama, [[GratuitousNinja Ninja Llama]], Fancy Llama, Wizard Llama, GOLD Llama, and the mythical [[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows Rainbow Llama]].
** dA's 10th anniversary was celebrated with real llamas brought into the party.
* [[http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/South_America/Peru/South/Lima/Lima_Centro/photo836900.htm This statue]], found in Plaza San Martin in Lima, Peru. A statue of a woman with a flame on her head was ordered; the Spanish word for "flame" is "llama." Turns out the order was not specific enough for the artist.
* Llamas used as pack animals really ''are'' better, at least for the environment, than most of the alternatives. Their softer feet don't chew up paths and contribute to erosion the way a donkey's or mule's hooves can.
** On a trail in Rocky Mountain National Park there is a sign that reads, "No horses beyond this point. Llamas permitted."
* Some llamas and alpacas can be trained as therapy animals for visiting places such as hospitals and nursing homes, as seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBWI11vbObs here]].

* The media player software [=WinAmp=] also has llamas as their mascot. Their demo audio file proclaims: "It really whips the llama's ass."
* Expect MemeticMutation to plug the word "llama" into any place it remotely fits:
** Rama Llama Ding Dong
** There is a garage band called "[[http://www.myspace.com/dalisllama Dali's Llama]]"
* There was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqk4iQTCodg a series of hilarious commercials]] for an Argentinian telecom about "Advertising/LaLlamaQueLlama" ("the llama that makes phone calls"), with llama puppets that made very {{pun}}ny prank calls.
* [[http://www.densasig.org/ Densa]], a special interest group of Mensa dedicated to celebrating stupidity, has a llama as one of its two mascots, and an [[http://www.densasig.org/llama.html informational webpage on llamas]].
* There's a whole lot of smilies you can find on the internet involving llamas, if that counts.
* The Chinese ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grass_Mud_Horse Grass Mud Horse]]'' is, well, llama precisely due to its look.
** It's pronounced roughly the same as [[YourMom "Fuck your mom"]] in Chinese. When you see people sending photos of a llama to you, you aren't welcome.
* The programming textbook ''Learning Perl'' by O'Reilly Media has a llama on its cover. (The more advanced and more well known ''Programming Perl'' book has a camel on it (this is why camels are frequently associated with the Perl UsefulNotes/ProgrammingLanguage), so it's likely they wanted to put a camelid on the beginners' book in addition to having one on the more advanced book.)
* There's a natural food and grocery store/restaurant in Cochabamba, UsefulNotes/{{Bolivia}}, known as [[http://www.facebook.com/LlamaComelona La Llama Comelona]] ("the BigEater llama").
** And there's a Bolivian bookstore/travel store franchise named ''[[http://www.thespittingllama.com/en/home The Spitting Llama]]''.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKyCyiGWKW0 A Chilean mobile internet ad]] has a rather dorky guy dancing with several people to the tune of Film/DirtyDancing's "(I've had) The Time of my Life"... and at the end, a llama appears [[LeaningOnThefourthWall and kinda looks at the viewers.]]
* [[http://fuckyeaharpakasso.tumblr.com Arpakasso!]]
* During [[UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup the Italy 1990 World Cup]], Dutch player Frank Rijkaard was nicknamed "the Llama". In an inversion, it was for a ''bizarre'' rather than "better" reason: spitting twice on German player Rudi Völler's FunnyAfro.
* [[http://www.eonline.com/news/624631/why-is-vogue-s-website-covered-in-nothing-but-llama-articles Why Is Vogue's Website Covered in Nothing But Llama Articles?!]]
* On February 2015, [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/02/26/breaking-two-llamas-are-on-the-run/ two llamas]] were on the loose in Arizona. Website/{{Twitter}} went mad, following their run while also making the obligatory ''VideoGame/SimCity'', ''Creator/MontyPython'', ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', [[Series/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Carl Wheezer]], and Lorenzo Lamas jokes.
* Llamas are a favorite animal of [[{{WebVideo/danisnotonfire}} Dan Howell]], which is why he has a llama hat, and [[WebVideo/DanAndPhilGAMES campaigned to buy a llama hedge]] in ''The Sims''.