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->'''Miles Standish''': Begone, pests, and give me the bird!\\
'''Yakko''': We'd love to, really, [[ThinkOfTheCensors but the Fox censors won't allow it]].
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''

->''"FBI! Put your hands in the air! No, not one finger -- your hands!"''
-->-- '''The X Fools'''

'Flipping the Bird', or 'the Finger' as it is also known (among other names), is the act of raising one's middle finger upwards while keeping the rest of the fingers bent at the first joint or curled tight into the palm of the hand. For added expression, the participant should extend the arm to its full length and raise slightly above the shoulder line, perform this movement in a one sharp movement to add complete indignation to the gesture. Its name comes from the way the hand forms the shape of an upward-turned bird, but its obscenity comes from the way it resembles a phallus. For added effect, one can DualWield the gesture in what is sometimes called the "Double Deuce."

To flip someone off is an [[TakeThat insult]] in most of the Western World, and earliest references of it [[OlderThanFeudalism go all the way to Ancient Greek and Roman]] writings, where it is referred to as ''digitus impudicus'' (the "impudent digit"). Often directed to those in authority in an act of defiance, ''Flipping The Bird'' is an easy way to get across complicated emotions in one motion. Also used occasionally by people who are being photographed against their will, and want to ensure the resulting image won't be publishable. Frequently used toward another driver while at the wheel.

A known British variation of the gesture is the "two fingers," where the index finger is also raised, otherwise known as "making a V-sign." Distinguished from the (inoffensive) 'victory'/'peace' VSign by the palm facing ''inward'', away from the target, much as it does for the single-finger equivalent. A [[http://www.snopes.com/language/apocryph/pluckyew.asp popular but apocryphal story]] about the origin of this version of the gesture involves the 1415 Battle of Agincourt, where the French allegedly boasted they would cut off the bow-fingers of every English longbowman they captured. When the English soundly beat them, their archers supposedly held up their still-intact fingers at the French in defiance.

A variety of other gestures are considered obscene in various cultures around the world. Notable gestures include "the fig,"[[labelnote:*]]A clenched fist, but with the thumb sticking out between the index and middle fingers, signifying a clitoris, and meaning, well...[[CountryMatters you know]]...[[/labelnote]] which is vulgar in France, Greece, and some Near East countries, the ''bras d'honneur'' or "arm of honor", [[labelnote:*]]Bending and raising a forearm while resting the other hand in the crook of the bent elbow.[[/labelnote]] which is generally obscene where flipping the bird would be, and the "okay" gesture,[[note]]Or rather an identical gesture that actually means "asshole"[[/note]] which is obscene in Turkey and some South American countries.
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* In an ad for Wild Turkey Kentucky Bourbon, a group of guys are contemplating whether the woman at the end of the bar likes one of them, when suddenly she flips them off. Apparently not, right? Turns out, in this bar, the finger means "order that person a Wild Turkey on the rocks." As reflected in the tagline, [[IncrediblyLamePun "Give 'em the bird."]]
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* [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure Jolyne Kujo]] can do this [[http://nas.unixmanga.com/onlinereading/JoJo%206%20Stone%20Ocean/JoJo%206%20Stone%20Ocean%20c661/0006.jpg in several]] [[http://nas.unixmanga.com/onlinereading/JoJo%206%20Stone%20Ocean/JoJo%206%20Stone%20Ocean%20c661/0007.jpg different languages.]]
* Rock does [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY4lxe2gMqE this]] quite memorably in the second episode of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', flipping off the Extra Order mercs as he pulls his first [[Awesome/BlackLagoon Crowning Moment of Awesome]] by having the title ship launched off a ramp and the torpedoes launched to wipe out an attack chopper that was after them.
-->"You got '''[[PrecisionFStrike FUCKED!]]'''"
** Amen, hallelujah and peanut butter.
* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', Haru does this to Kyo during their fight as he's saying "Go to hell!"
* In ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', the Hitachiin brothers do this rather frequently.
* In an episode of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', when they fight the Gambling King, the King uses it to punctuate his rant/challenge. Then it gets returned to him... by Akane, of all people. It's apparently considered a somewhat milder insult in Japan than in the West; it shows up in anime and manga quite a lot.
** Akane did it also in another episode, to Ranma; while hitting [[strike:him]][[GenderBender her]] on the head with her HyperspaceMallet at the same time.
** Ryoga also did it once when talking smack to Ranma.
** Then there was the time that Nabiki flipped off Soun. Given that she usually does it with her index finger, this is a non-verbal PrecisionFStrike on her part.
** And man, Ranma flips off people a lot in the manga.
** A truly epic one happens in the [[MartialArtsAndCrafts Martial Arts Dining]] arc when Ranma is stuck in an iron corset and accidentally turns [[GenderBender into his boy side.]]
---> '''Soun:''' You call yourself my future son?!
---> '''Ranma:''' *while flipping Soun off* So yells my "dad," the little French maid!
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', when Eustass Kid and Trafalgar Law (two of the "11 Supernovas", rookies with huge bounties, including Luffy and Zoro) meet, Kid insults Law, who casually flips him the bird in response. This gesture was omitted in the anime version, but Kid's reaction to it is retained.
** After the [[spoiler: timeskip, Sanji does this to the crossdressers of Kamabakka Kingdom as a farewell.]]
* In the first chapter of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', we're treated to a flashback panel where Naruto is giving [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner The Double Deuce]] to Iruka.
** Done quite a few more times, mostly by Kiba.
* [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Jan Valentine]] enjoys this and does it to [[LadyofWar Integra]] just before he dies.
* Sanosuke from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' is another repeating offender.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' Vegeta does this in one of the Frieza saga episodes.
-->''[[WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged Look at your men, now back to me]], [[AffectionateParody now look back at your men, BACK to me.]] [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike I am not your man!]] I am flipping you off!
** And at the end of the series, a ''very'' rude boy did this to 4 year old Pan when she accidentally bumped into him.
** Almost every character in DBZ flips the bird at least once. Exceptions are Goku and Buu, who both prefer more childish rude gestures like sticking their tongue out.
** Actually, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn9sV5T8xA4 about Buu...]]
** There's also a chapter title page where half of the cast flips off Cell.
* In ''Manga/DaiNoDaibouken'', Flazzard makes this gesture to Marm before his first defeat.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' [[spoiler:Isshin]] simultaneously flips [[spoiler:Aizen]] the bird and ''[[http://mangastream.com/read/bleach/398-93/18 knocks him several city blocks back]]'' (it's unknown if ''some'' sort of hand gesture was [[FullContactMagic necessary]] or if it was entirely because he felt like it).
** The manga features Grimmjow grinning madly while flipping off [[http://www.mangareader.net/94-653-4/bleach/chapter-199.html the reader]].
* In an episode of the ''Manga/SlamDunk'' anime (the scene exists in the manga, but the bird-flipping doesn't), after scoring a bucket through his own individualistic work, Rukawa tells the rest of the team (Akagi included) that he couldn't pass to anyone because they were shaking in their sneakers. Invariably, they all get pissed, and Mitsui flashes the middle finger at the "bastard freshman, trying to give me a lesson".
* In chapter 7 of ''Manga/SensualPhrase'' Sakuya does this to spite [[spoiler: his half brother]] Ralph, even saying "FUCK YOU!"
* Shows up in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', where [[WeaselMascot Chamo]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v06/c046/11.html gives Fate the finger.]] Possibly. His super-deformed style makes it tough to tell, but that gesture probably fits the situation best.
* Becky from ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'' does this in the first episode. It wouldn't be as jarring if it weren't for the fact that she's an eleven-year-old teacher who did that to her students. She demanded respect as a teacher, and one of the students immediately smacks her on the head for being so disrespectful.
-->"Look, I don't care if you ask me questions, but please use your brain before you open your mouth. For the love of God, try to think of less boring things to ask. Understand, YOU *flips middle finger* LOW LIFEFORMS?!
* The Manga/GunsmithCats salute an annoying ATF agent this way as he leaves. As average residents of UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, it's reasonable.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'': You'd think that a show about a [[SeriousBusiness Card Game]] wouldn't have this, but [[http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac227/DarkScytheQueen/5Ds-Caption-31.jpg You'd be wrong]]. This tends to pop up when the Hero or Lancer sets up [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a comeback so awesome]], there's no need to bring the flipped finger up.
* Early in ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', when Excel is in prison, another prisoner asks if there's anyone she likes. She attempts to give a shy thumbs-up of "yeah", but accidentally flips her new friend off on the first attempt.
* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Kuwabara begins bashing Yusuke in comparison to his spirit sword vs Yusuke's spirit gun saying the gun is weaker. Yusuke responds with "That depends on which finger I'm using" while flipping Kuwabara off clearly. This was edited out of the Creator/{{Toonami}} block version.
** Yusuke does it again to Team Toguro at the Dark Tournament.
* In an episode of ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' called "Baseball Blues", a baseball team from America challenges Mugen and his friends to a baseball game, and a nasty fat player flips them off.
** At the start of the episode, when told his ship can't dock in Japan, the admiral of the American fleet announces "FUCK THEM!" (in English) while flipping the bird. It's pixellated.
* In the Lucky Channel portion of ''Manga/LuckyStar'', Akira does this (though it's sort of [[{{Pixellation}} hidden]]) when saying "It's ''irritating''!" in a cheery voice about something Minoru had said.
* In episode 3 of ''LightNovel/KoreWaZombieDesuKa'', Orito flips off Ayumu while challenging him to a round of bowling to see if he can start living in his house along with Yuu, Seraphim, and Haruna.
-->'''Orito:''' If I win, I'll start living in your house today!
-->'''Ayumu:''' I don't understand.
-->'''Orito:''' (Gives the finger) Say your prayers!
* Gather 'round, kids, the Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka is going to teach you some sign language!
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' is full of it. Granted, it's not the [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex worst]] [[ClusterFBomb thing]] [[AllWomenAreLustful in]] [[HardGay the]] [[GrossoutShow show]].
* In episode 14 of ''Manga/ChitoseGetYou'', Chitose does this to her teacher, Fuji-Sensei.
* Mina from ''DanceInTheVampireBund'' flips off [[spoiler: Rozemann]] as he helplessly watches Akira rescue her from his castle.
* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', Netero does this to the Chimera Ant King while unleashing his ultimate unavoidable attack "Zero Hand". [[spoiler:It doesn't work.]]
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* [[RussellPeters "Ryan, go clean your room!"]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn5jlrxcpkI "FUCK YOU BITCH!"]]
* [[StageMagician The Amazing]] [[SubvertedTrope Johnathan]] during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmBstMGghzI one skit]] covered his hand with a kerchief and asked if a lady in the front row likes birds. When she answered yes, he whipped away and flipped her the bird. He did then proceed to recover his hand and make a bird appear... [[CrossesTheLineTwice which he then promptly pummeled into a fistful of feathers]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qcaR-GjlJs Dane Cook discusses the finger.]] (From about 1:10 on - [[ClusterFBomb audio NSFW]])
* One PeterKay routine discussed the art of stealthily flipping someone off by pretending to scratch your face.
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* [[Comicbook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]] (who used to be pictured above) knows the [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu appropriate moment]].
* Lula from the German comic ''ComicBook/LulaUndYankee'' does that at least once.
* Guy Gardner flips off Mr. Terrific and MartianManhunter as his Power Ring flies to him and lands on his middle finger in Franchise/GreenLantern: Rebirth. WordOfGod confirms it was intentional, as they were surprised that panel got approved.
* In ''Comicbook/GoldDigger'', the universe's equivalent of [[VideoGame/TombRaider Lara Croft]] accidentally unleashes a SealedEvilInACan, also getting the creature's mind in her head. To take it out, she gets down to its body, then gets it to look at her, thus forcing it to see itself through her eyes, and [[TakenForGranite turning them both to stone]]. So she decides the last thing either of them will see is her flipping it off.
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* ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'': Ringo does this after he puts Sarekyl in a tree, among other instances (both American and UK versions).
* ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'': [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Gilda]] delivers some of these in her furious final rant towards [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Phoenix]], effectively [[MoodWhiplash turning the courtroom's mood on its head]]. Considering she's part eagle, there's a good chance [[StealthPun there's a pun in there somewhere]].
* In ''Fanfic/NoGodsOnlyGuns'', Mister Torgue takes this UpToEleven by [[StuffBlowingUp blowing up the top ten floors of his corporate headquarters on Illium]] and using mass effect fields to shape the explosion into a giant middle finger pointed at the Hyperion and Maliwan headquarters.
* Ebony from ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'' does this in the first chapter when the "preps" stare at her, and several other times throughout the fic, including to Snape and Lupin after they are sent to "St. Mangos" for watching her in the bath.
* In the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10154063/1/Wrath-of-the-Scorned Wrath of the Scorned]]'', Vlaknest psychically paralyzes Ruby Rose. Using all her strength, she manages to flip him off. He responds with SarcasticClapping.
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[[folder:{{Film}}]]
* One of the earliest examples of this in a mainstream film would be ''The Miracle Woman'', a Creator/FrankCapra drama made in 1931 (in other words, prior to the implementation of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode), which has a scene where the chauffeur of Barbara Stanwyck's title character does this to their boss.
** An even earlier example comes in Creator/HaroldLloyd's silent 1928 comedy ''Film/{{Speedy}}'', which has a scene where Lloyd does this to his own reflection in a funhouse mirror.
* The page image comes from the final shot of ''[[{{Film/Crank}} Crank: High Voltage]]''. As the caption says, main character Chev Chelios finally gets to return the favor after repeated occurrences of, "[[RunningGag Fuck you, Chelios!]]"
* In a deleted scene in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', Max Patel cheerfully flips the bird at Parker Selfridge, just before [[spoiler: ripping through the command center's windows with a titanic slash cutter, letting in the rogue avatar team.]] Dileep Rao does get a second shot at bird-flipping villains before doing something awesome in ''Inception''.
* In ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening'', a random bar patron flips Connor off right before bashing him over the head with a bottle.
* In ''Film/GhostRider'', the titular hero escapes the cops by jumping off a bridge and into a river. He quickly flips them off as they look after him.
* In the movie ''My Science Project'', one guy flips off an asshat honking at him from behind... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSZbqj6mdiQ with a light-up one!]]
* In ''Film/ProblemChild 2'', Junior Healey is driving his dad home, and an unseen driver cuts him off. The kid knows how to make use of "the highway salute".
* In ''Film/AceVentura: Pet Detective'', Ace has a football player give him the finger so he can get a good look at his championship ring.
* In ''Film/{{Aliens}}'':
--> '''Hudson:''' Man, this floor is freezing!
--> '''Apone:''' What do you want me to do? Fetch your slippers for you?
--> '''Hudson:''' Gee, would you, sir? I'd like that.
--> '''Apone points at his own eye with his middle finger'''
--> '''Apone:''' Look into my eye.
** He is smoking at the time, which makes it hard to spot.
* A variation in ''Film/AnotherCinderellaStory'':
-->'''Bree''': (''after almost hitting Mary and Tami with her car'') Sorry, I didn't see you. It's like you're invisible.
-->'''Tami''': (''shows her fist'') Oh yeah!? Here's my invisible finger!
* Films 2 and 3 of the ''Film/AustinPowers'' trilogy had examples of this, both of which involved Mini-Me.
* One of the aliens in ''Film/BadTaste'' does this on the ''movie poster''. (Creator/PeterJackson, you mad genius you.)
* ''BladeTrinity'' shows a few suit-clad vampires going into a tomb in the desert. Before going in, one of them flips the bird at the sun. 'Cause, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent y'know, it's not able to kill him for a change]].
* The first ''Film/BringItOn'' film had two examples of this. The first one was when a Toros cheerleader flipped off her ex-boyfriend after they lost a game. The second had the main character's little brother doing it after being taunted for sneaking into the girl's locker room.
** Missy does one after a Toros cheerleader mockingly points out that tattoos aren't allowed. She rubs off the "tattoo" with her middle finger.
* ''Film/BruceAlmighty'': "Do you like jazz? I like jazz. I especially like the trumpet."
* In ''Film/EightMile'', Alex and B-Rabbit give each other the Finger cordially.
* Ash in ''Film/EvilDead2'' gets this from his own demon-possessed severed hand. This was parodied in ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDeadPartII'' at the end of the "zombie hand in the car" scene.
* In ''Film/TankGirl'', the titular heroine (played by Lori Petty) says this to the Head of Water and Power (Creator/MalcolmMcDowell):
-->'''Rebecca:''' There is a great, big, humongous honking booger in your left nostril... I suggest you use ''this finger'' to get it out!
* The younger sister of the heroine in ''Film/FinalDestination 3'' flashes the double-deuce when her big sister takes her picture at the amusement park.
* In ''Film/GroundhogDay'', in at least one loop, Phil does a countdown to filming on his fingers, the middle finger being used for "one".
* One character does this in ''Film/LiarLiar''.
--> '''Fletcher''': (desperate to keep his secretary around) I'll give you the raise!
--> '''Gretta''': Here's your raise! (flips it to him)
* ''Film/MenInBlack'' features Agent J (Creator/WillSmith) doing a similar obfuscated-flip, as Agent K (Creator/TommyLeeJones) responds to the younger agent's questions about advanced [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] privileges with "When you grow up." J replies with "Oh...okay", while scratching his head with his middle finger.
* In ''Film/{{Bean}}'', the biker gave the bird to Mr. Bean while taking a picture of him and giving him a thumbs up from the car. Unaware of the gesture, Mr. Bean gives everyone the bird he passes by.
* The first movie of ''Film/TheNakedGun'' series has a memorable scene where a driver instructor (played by [[ClassicallyTrainedExtra John Houseman]] deadpanly instructs his meek girl student, "All right, Stephanie, gently extend your arm. Extend your middle finger. Very good. Well done" in response to a fellow driver angry at her for driving the wrong way on a one-way street. The girl feels truly empowered after this.
* In one of the ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movies, a snarky guy flips off a mounted police officer twice, once vertically and again horizontally (i.e. for the officer and the horse he rode in on).
* ''Film/RoadTrip'' had a blind girl giving Seann William Scott's character the bird after he feeds her seeing-eye dog a Slim Jim.
* In ''Film/SchoolOfRock'', after finding out that he's being booted from his own band, Creator/JackBlack holds up three fingers. "Read between the lines, my friend."
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'': Barf does this at two guards when he and Lone Starr park at the Spaceball Prison Complex.
-->'''Guard''': All right, hands up. You're under arrest for illegal parking!
** The titular villains use a slight variation of the ''bras d'honneur'' as a ''salute''. Which means they greet their President (played by Creator/MelBrooks) with an insult, which he then returns in kind ([[CouldSayItBut which is probably what Americans and their government would really like to tell each other]]).
* Spritle [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar does it]] in ''Film/SpeedRacer''.
* ''Film/TopGun'' had Maverick and Goose tell the story of when they "flipped the bird" at a Soviet pilot (at the beginning of the film). Maverick originally decides to refer to it euphemistically- "improving international relations," until Goose both explains and demonstrates the gesture by flipping off the officers holding the briefing.
* ''Film/{{Tremors}}''. The protagonists have decided to make a run for the bulldozer so they can make their escape, but they need something to distract the man-eating Graboids away from them. Melvin (an annoying minor character) is nearby.
-->'''Earl:''' Hey, Melvin, you wanna make a buck?\\
'''Melvin:''' Aww, eat it! ''[gives him The Finger]''
* ''Film/UndercoverBrother''. The title character and Sistah Girl are being chased by two security guards in golf carts. The guards try to warn some senior citizens (also in golf carts) to clear out of the way, and one elderly woman gives them The Finger.
* Wrestling/RoddyPiper does this in ''Film/TheyLive'' as he [[spoiler:lies dying, having exposed the true, unpleasant form of the [[NotQuiteHuman aliens]].]]
* ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve''. Tamara does this to her [[spoiler:now ex-boyfriend who had tried to leave her dead, as she climbs into a secret compartment of the ship, now leaving him for dead in return.]]
* In ''Film/XMen1'', Wolverine flips Cyclops off with one of his claws during the climax.
** He also does it to Gambit in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''.
** In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', Mystique flips off Stryker and his soldiers as she escapes them by sliding behind a locking gate.
* Sally Field flips off a motorcycle cop in ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit'' as she and Burt Reynolds come to Jerry Reed's rescue.
* In ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', drummers seem to like this gesture.
** Kim flips off Gideon before the Sex Bob-Omb plays, and does it by using her middle finger to rub under her eye.
** Earlier before the Matthew Patel fight, the drummer flips Wallace off.
-->'''Wallace:''' (heckling) Is that girl a boy, too?
-->'''Crash:''' Yes. (Drummer immediately flips the bird!)
* Cobra member Firefly from ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' flips ''both'' middle fingers after this line:
-->'''Zartan (as the President of the United States)''': Ah, good to see we have the required ''crazy'' in this plan! So, you still have all 10 fingers?
-->'''Firefly''': Sure do. ''*waves his fingers toward Zartan's face, then flips him off*''
* In ''Film/TheHangover'', a little girl flips off Alan on the highway while the gang is on their way to Las Vegas.
* In ''Film/RoboCop1987'', Robo himself offers a version of The Finger when a technician insists that Robocop is not allowed in the computer records room. Granted, [[spoiler: it was only a data probe, but its position on Robocop's hand gives it a dual-purpose role.]]
* ''Film/TheMatrix'':
** Agent Smith offers Neo a deal in the interrogation room scene:
--->'''Neo:''' Yeah. That sounds like a really good deal. But I got a better one. How about... I give you the finger... and you give me my [[OnePhoneCall phone call]]?\\
'''Agent Smith:''' Mr. Anderson... you disappoint me.\\
'''Neo:''' You can't scare me with this Gestapo crap. I know my rights. I want my [[OnePhoneCall phone call]].\\
'''Agent Smith:''' Tell me, Mr. Anderson, (''pause'') what good is a phone call [[WipeThatSmileOffYourFace if you're unable to speak]]?
** In ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'', The Architect's screens show every possible future. One screen depicts Neo flipping him off.
* In ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome'' Ironbar flashes one of these as he dies under the wreckage of his crashed car.
* The movie adaptation of ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' had an interrogated suspect flip off Friday and his partner, Pep Streebeck. Streebeck leaves to get coffee, Friday then teaches the thug a lesson in manners.
* ''Film/HotFuzz'': Nicholas Angel does the British variation, accompanied by a raspberry and the phrase "Jog on!" [[spoiler: He picked it up from his partner Danny.]]
* In ''Film/{{Star Trek IV|TheVoyageHome}}'', the punk on the bus gives Kirk the finger after Kirk asks him to turn down the music on his boombox... and gets a Vulcan Nerve Pinch for it!
* Bialystock and Bloom in the latest ''Film/TheProducers'' respond this way while taking the Siegfried Oath (while Franz isn't looking).
* In ''Film/{{Inception}}'', Yusuf does this to a projection when he drives off the bridge to set off the kick in Fischer's first dream layer.
* In probably one of the more extreme moments of GettingCrapPastTheRadar in children's television, Alec Baldwin does this while playing a character in ''[[WesternAnimation/ThomastheTankEngine Thomas the Tank Engine and the Magic Railroad]]''. Yes, you read that right.
* The South Korean Film/KingKong rip-off, ''A.P.E.'' features a giant monkey giving the finger to an exploding helicopter. Seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH-fNG9GH5E here]].
** And speaking of apes, in ''[[Film/TheCannonballRun Cannonball Run II]]'', an orangutan chauffeur gives an old lady one when she waves to him!
* Unintentionally in ''RatRace'', when Randy burns his finger in the cigarette lighter of Hitler's car and holds it up while next to a biker. His wife [[StopHelpingMe tries to explain while wagging hers]]. He next tries explaining the situation to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII veterans.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blKUlHGSNBU]]
* The poster for ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' includes Begbie giving the V-sign to the viewer.
* In ''Film/AliGInDaHouse'', Ali G thinks he's being rebellious by giving the V-sign to a cop car just below the rim of his car window, so it's completely hidden.
* In ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension'', John Bigbooté flips off Dr. Emilio Lizardo behind his back.
* In the horror movie ''Vamp'', the [[VampiresAreSexGods bloodsucking]] [[FemmeFatale exotic]] [[BigBad dancer]] gives the hero the middle finger in a final act of defiance [[spoiler:after being reduced to a skeleton by the light of the sun.]]
* The garden gnome in ''Film/ProjectX'' has its middle finger raised.
* ''Film/StreetFighter'': has Guile, talking to M. Bison on the news, signing off with the ''bras d'honneur'' (See RealLife, below), further emphasized with the American flag tattooed on his forearm.
* In ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare'', when Freddy Krueger slices off his fingers one by one, he gives Doc the middle finger, [[LampshadeHanging noting that it's his favorite]].
* In ''Film/QueensLogic'', a woman in her car does this to Al (Joe Mantegna), who's in the car next to hers, when he tries coming on to her. Al, of course, is turned on by this:
-->'''Al:''' Mean! Nasty! Mean and Nasty! [[LargeHam I CAN WORK WITH THAT]]!
* In ''Film/TheWarOfTheRoses'', Barbara does a stealth flip to her husband at the dinner party while pinging a crystal glass.
* In ''Film/WarInc'', some little boys set Hauser's truck on fire. As they run away, one of them flips him off.
* Cheech uses this as a StealthInsult in ''Creator/CheechAndChong's Next Movie''. It's directed at a ''telephone''. On the other end is his boss who's just fired him.
* In the 1985 action comedy ''Gotcha'', the protagonist is leaving East Berlin only to be held up at CheckpointCharlie by a gauntlet of {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s. After a long delay...
-->'''Jonathan:''' Am I in West Berlin now?
-->'''American border guard:''' Sure.
-->'''Jonathan:''' ''(extends middle finger to DDR guard tower)'' FUCK YOU! ''(to American guard)'' Good night. ''(walks off)''
* ''[[Film/{{Rush 2013}} Rush]]'' is [[BookEnds bookended]] by Niki Lauda flipping the bird to James Hunt. In the first case it's in anger over being called a chicken, [[spoiler: in the second it could almost be considered affectionate, as James had just joked that Niki's burn scars made him look better and Niki's grinning as he does it]].
* In the film version of ''Literature/{{Misery}}'', after assorted traumas, Paul does this to Annie through a window. She laughs about him kidding around with her.
* ''Film/ShootEmUp''. Hertz tortures Mr Smith by [[{{fingore}} breaking his trigger finger]]. He then demands to know where the LivingMacGuffin is. Smith flips him the bird with his other hand.
-->'''Hertz:''' That's the last time you'll be doing that. ''(grabs middle finger and breaks it too)''
** Robbers burst into a cafe where Smith is. One of them flips Smith the bird; [[DisproportionateRetribution Smith responds]] by [[ImprobableAimingSkills shooting off his finger]].
* ''Film/TheNakedGun''. Frank Drebin does a FollowThatCar, but discovers that the car he has flagged down is part of a driving lesson with the driving instructor giving calm instructions for the rather nervous woman driving. When they get abused after crashing, in the same tone of voice the instructor tells her to extend her hand and raise her middle finger to the complainant.
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[[folder:{{Literature}}]]
* The original novella for ''Literature/TheRunningMan'' by [[Creator/StephenKing Richard Bachman]] ends with the hero presenting the double-deuce to his enemy while performing a suicide attack via jumbo jet, aimed at his enemy's skyscraper headquarters. He had earlier flipped off the camera in an image used to present him to the viewing audience.
* Performed by a ''cleaning robot'' in ''[[Literature/DreamPark The California Voodoo Game]]'', in which the machine has been disguised as a cyborg octopus (long story) and sent to hinder S.J. Waters' crawl through a ventilation duct. The machine has no voice synthesizer, so the Game Master uses this robot's hologram-illusion tentacles to express its defiance after S.J. cripples it in hand-to-pincer combat.
* It's subtle, but a fantastic version appears in Creator/MattStover's ''Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}'':
-->"I can read your mind," he said darkly. "You only have three ideas, and all of them are wrong."\\
"Huh?"\\
Mace nipped up a thumb. "You think being armed and ruthless means you can do whatever you want." He folded his thumb and flipped up his forefinger. "You think nobody will stand up to you when they're naked." He folded that one again and flipped up the next. "And you think you're going to look inside my bag."
** And if one needs reminding, the character saying/doing this is played by Creator/SamuelLJackson.
* In ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx'' Kelly flips off a Sentinel drone to distract it while her team sets up an attack.
* The V-sign is obliquely referred to in ''Literature/HarryPotter'', [[NarrativeProfanityFilter where it is always referred to as an "obscene hand gesture"]] so as not to give the children any ideas.
** The most direct reference to it being the V-sign is in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'', in which Mrs Weasley threatens to jinx Ron's fingers together if she sees him doing it again.
*** This is almost certainly true in Britain; Of course, given the worldwide release nature of the book and the DarkerAndEdgier tone of the later books, it's possible that Rowling (or at least the translators) purposely left the gesture up to interpretation so each country's readers could insert their own analogous gesture.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Arya lists a number of things she's learned in Braavos, including obscene gestures such as "the fig."
* In ''[[Literature/StephaniePlum Plum Spooky]]'', Stephanie comments "getting and giving the finger is a way of life in Jersey". She does, however, find it a bit odd to be getting this gesture from a pet monkey she's babysitting.
* Several times in the Literature/MaximumRide books, including once when it's used as an Incredibly Lame {{Pun}} (and lampshaded as such by Max herself).
* In ''The Boy Who Lost His Face'' by Louis Sachar, David, in the middle of helping a group of friends pull a prank on an elderly woman reputed to be a witch, flips her the bird. This results in the woman pronouncing a "curse" on David.
* In Creator/KenKesey's ''Sometimes a Great Notion'', the protagonist displays his late father's amputated arm from a pole atop his house, with all the fingers save the middle one tied down, as a gesture of defiance against the union loggers with whom he's feuding.
* In ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', it is mentioned obliquely that the upturned middle finger is the gesture used in demon banishing spells, which Rincewind uses to test his control of an army of clay soldiers: "Seven thousand terracotta middle fingers stabbed toward the ceiling."
* In ''Dogbert's Clues for the Clueless'', in which [[ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} Dogbert]] offers his own unique take on manners in modern society, he claims that if someone cuts you off in traffic [[DisproportionateRetribution you have the right to run them off the road to their deaths.]] Illustrated by a little old lady slamming a guy off the road as he tries to cut her off. The little old lady then flips the bird, which is censored by Dogbert who says that it's still considered rude to make the "I'm Number One" gesture afterwards.
* In ''Literature/AYellowRaftInBlueWater'', it's Ellen [=DeMarco=]'s response to one of the Bearpaw Lake workers faking a drowning so he could get her to do mouth-to-mouth on him.
* A few of SimonRGreen's novels feature supernaturally-inclined characters who, after others make the sign of the cross at them, respond non-verbally with "[[UnusualEuphemism the sign of the extremely cross]]".
* In ''[[MythAdventures Myth-inc Link]]'', Skeeve and his friends receive a FingerInTheMail from the Queen of Possiltum. Tananda deduces that it was sent as a message, along the lines of this trope.
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[[folder:LiveActionTV]]
* Referenced in ''Series/MythBusters''. While testing the bouncing bullet myth (about a bullet that ricocheted in such a way that it killed the shooter), Adam and Jamie used a cardboard cutout of Jamie to represent the gunman/victim. One of the bullets they fired struck cutout!Jamie, in the words of the narrator, on the finger he "[[UnusualEuphemism occasionally uses to advise fellow motorists]]".
* There were several occasions on ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' where characters clearly gave someone else the finger, thanks to the fact that the show was aired on Showtime.
* One episode of ''Music/FlightOfTheConchords'' (possibly called "Racist", since it was the one about the racist shopkeeper) featured the band's American friend teaching them how to "flip the bird".
* Jewel Staite and Nathan Fillion of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' engaged in an ongoing competition of finding the most creative ways to [[http://shades-of-moonlight.com/birdflip/index.php flip each other the bird]].
* One ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode had George thinking that one of the waitresses at Monk's was giving him the finger as she handed him the bill.
* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'':
** Brad Sherwood asks something like, "You wanna see me turn my hand all blurry?" He then makes The Finger, which, yes, gets censored by being blurred. Unusual for this show; usually they use a Censor Box.
** Another episode had Ryan accidentally banging his head, with Drew joking "How many fingers am I holding up?" Ryan replies with "How about me?", holding up just the one (censor box'd)
** There is also a running gag in which all the cast members give the director [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Elgr_3c2N3k the finger.]] (Starts about 0:33 in, NSFW)
* Done [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee1uyc-sc5E&feature=related beautifully (if surreptitiously) by Glenn]] in ''Series/TheThickOfIt'': Julius asks him to hold up his fingers to count something and while he's talking, Glenn slowly lowers his fingers except for the middle one and keeps flipping the bird to Julius's face for a while.
* A promotional (we think) image for ''Series/BabylonFive'' has the cast flipping off the camera in costume, with Peter Jurasik (Londo) giving both barrels. It can usually be found as an ImageMacro with a caption like "Babylon 5 agrees that you're a fucking idiot".
* The Creator/{{Snick}} show ''{{Roundhouse}}'' pulled one off in its episode about discrimination with the "Race Krispies" sketch. Self-censored (with a cardboard sign): "Hey four-eyes, how many fingers am I holding up?"
* There's an episode of ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' in which Leon starts making changes to the restaurant when Roseanne isn't there by persuading Nancy and Jackie agree on said changes. Nancy and Jackie inform Roseanne that they all voted in favor of uniforms and breakfast in her absence. Then...
--> '''Nancy:''' We also voted that the restaurant's official bird should be the toucan.
--> '''Roseanne:''' Would you like to see the bird I voted for? ''(she makes a gesture behind her hand that implies flipping the middle finger)''
* In ''Series/{{Porridge}}'' Fletcher is reading off a list of the things he's learned from his time inside, counting them on fingers as he goes. He forgets to add the third finger until Mackay notices it.
-->'''Fletch:''' All right. I'll just tell him three things. One - bide your time. Two - keep your nose clean. And three - don't let the bastards grind you down.
* One imprisoned criminal on the short-lived series ''Hooperman'' goes the extra mile with this. He not only gives the title police detective the finger, he ''cuts it off and mails it to him''.
* Lister and Rimmer give the V-sign a few times on ''Series/RedDwarf'', and at one point a Skutter (cleaning robot) gives it to Rimmer, which is quite an accomplishment considering their claw only has three digits.
** Lister and the Cat treat Arnold to one in 'Better than Life', and Kryten (trying to figure out what he is after thinking he was in a LotusEaterMachine while actually being in one) speculates that he'd be the BadassCop who'd give one to DaChief.
* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Ross made an alternative gesture for the finger (banging his fists together) as a child so he could do it in front of his parents. Other members of the gang also started using it.
* Ben Stein would get away with this on his game show ''Series/WinBenSteinsMoney,'' scratching his face with his middle finger in the direction of Jimmy Kimmel, whenever he said something humorously insulting to Stein.
* As mentioned above, Spike in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' used the two-finger variant as an eloquent response to Xander's accusatory gesturing when they were struck speechless.
** And next season, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar that shot made it into the opening credits sequence.]]
** Spike pulled off the same gesture to Angel during a flashback to WWII in Season five of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', quipping "Heil Hitler".
* RLeeErmey on ''Mail Call'' said that the Marine salute done properly has the index finger and 'social finger' touching the brim of the cap.
* An episode of ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' involved a few of the British reverse-V variant; it was described to prospective Japanese buyers of the store as the British Workers' Salute. [[spoiler:They return the favour after StatusQuoIsGod is maintained from hijinks, apparently intentional.]]
* The opening credits of ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Back & Forth'' show a member of the Blackadder clan as a UsefulNotes/WW2 soldier flipping the bird to UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill.
* In a flashback episode of ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' where Earl is competing against his cousin Blake for Joy's affection.
--> '''Earl''': Honey, this is for you ''(kisses his two fingers in Joy's direction).'' Blake, one of these two fingers is for you.
* Creator/DavidLetterman got away with it on his show; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbovi0XHadU&feature=related a guy wrote him a letter saying that he's hanging upside down, so Dave flipped him the bird upside-down.]]
** Which is a BilingualBonus for those who are from the Middle East who knows that middle finger ''pointed down'' means "impotent"!
* In ''Series/TheWire'', [=McNulty=]'s superior officer Rawls is introduced by giving him an extended "Fuck you" speech while holding up a double deuce.
* In one episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Barney attempts to do this to Ted. Unfortunately, [[ItMakesSenseInContext he's wearing a penguin costume at the time]], so he refers to it at [[{{Pun}} "flippering you off".]]
** Also implied (since Ted's telling the story to his kids) as giving the thumbs up.
** In another episode, Marshall (whose entire body is hurting from working out to much) holds up four fingers to Ted and asks Lily to help him fold down three of them.
* Done regularly by various people in ''Series/{{The Office|US}}''. Always {{pixellat|ion}}ed out.
* In the ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "Cold Comfort", Garcia is reading horoscopes and Prentiss declares that they are bullshit. Garcia mentions in the horoscope about bout "eliminating this cold front with a simple but affectionate gesture" and Prentiss replies with "I have a simple gesture" and flips them off (the camera angle changes for censorship purposes). The whole video can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpxUOhHQK_w here]].
* In one episode of ''Series/RedDwarf'', a utility robot gives Rimmer the V-sign when Rimmer, playing chess with same, reveals that he stalling until the utility robot has to go back on duty, meaning Rimmer wins by default.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had a "Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood" sketch where Mr. Robinson put on [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/4189/saturday-night-live-mr-robinsons-neighborhood a puppet show]], with finger puppets of poor black people imploring President Reagan to improve the economy. In one of the last scenes of this show, the puppet on Mr. Robinson's middle finger stood alone, and exclaimed, "Mr. President, I think I speak for all black people!"
** Also, during the "Celebrity Jeopardy" skits, Connery drew a picture of an extended middle finger for his Final Jeopardy answer.
* In ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', after coming home from the hospital, Alan tries to flip off Charlie after he makes a "IToldYouSo" comment, but can't since his hand in a cast.
-->'''Charlie:''' Aww... you wanna flip me the bird, but the the poor little fellow can't fly.
* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', Jack O'Neill told someone that his name was "spelled with two Ls!" while holding up three fingers.
* In the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episode "Kansas," Chiana gets the idea that this gesture is a friendly greeting and shows it off to a few people.
* {{Japanese s|eries}}how ''Legal High'' in episode 3, when Machiko (someone who [[PrecisionFStrike you'd least expect to do this]]), annoyed by the interviewers, stands up and gives one to their camera. Which by the end of the episode, is aired on TV ({{pixellati|on}}ed).
* In an episode of ''Series/{{ER}}'', Doug Ross was treating a young man dying of cystic fibrosis who wanted to enact a DNR. Unfortunately, as he was not yet 18, Doug could not do this, and so, at his mother's bidding, intubated him against his will. As the kid is wheeled off to be admitted to the hospital, he gives Doug the finger in response to the latter's apologies. This was the first time this happened in the show's run, but it made sporadic appearances throughout--Romano flipped off his physical therapist in response to her questions about his motility, and a wrongly arrested, deaf patient flipped off the cops even as they apologized to him (aside from the fact that he was friends with the woman he was wrongly accused of attacking, it's implied the cops leaped to conclusions because she was white and he was black). The amused interpreter declared, "I don't think you need me to translate that one"
* ''Series/MondayMornings'': One patient who was unresponsive and appeared dead reacted when Dr. Robidaux asked him to grab her hand. Dr. Tierney thought that was a reflex and asked him to hold up a finger. He did, and showed a sense of humour as well by holding up the middle finder to the amusement of the whole hospital.
* David Cross does this at the end of a ''MrShow'' sketch in which he's been fired (for the same actions which gets his co-workers promoted) at the camera, which links into the next sketch.
* It's a rare episode of ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' when Vyvyan '''doesn't''' flip a V to Rick and/or Neil every other scene.
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[[folder:{{Magazines}}]]
* The notorious [[http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/mad/166-3.jpg finger cover]] of ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'', which many news stands refused to display.
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[[folder:{{Music}}]]
* In the Music/WeirdAlYankovic video "White & Nerdy" the black gangstas he wishes to hang out with give him the finger (although it is blurred out for censorship reasons).
** He does it himself in the video for "Amish Paradise" (and, like in "White & Nerdy," is also blurred out for censorship reasons).
* Kevin Rudolf's "Let It Rock":
-->Now the son's disgraced, he who knew his father.
-->When he cursed his name, turned and chased the dollar.
-->But it broke his heart so he stuck his middle finger
-->to the world, to the world, to the world.
* "American Recordings and Music/JohnnyCash would like to [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Johnny_Cash_Billboard_Ad.jpg acknowledge]] the Nashville music establishment and country radio [[SarcasmMode for your support]]."
* In "Born To Lose", the Great Luke Ski recommends that the Charlie Browns of the world do this to Lucy when she pulls the football away.
* Music/{{Eminem}}, "The Way I Am."
-->And all of this controversy circles me
-->And it seems like the media immediately points a finger at me
-->So I point one back at them
-->But not the index, or pinkie, or the ring, or the thumb;
-->It's the one you put up
-->When you don't give a fuck and you just won't put up
-->With the bullshit they pull, cause they full of shit too...
** And again, more blatantly, in "The Real Slim Shady"...
-->So would the real shady please stand up
-->and put one of those fingers on each hand up...
* "Ve Heil! Heil! Right in "Der Fuehrer's Face" (the palm was facing outwards in the footage of Spike Jones playing that song, but the gesture was just as rude)
* "The One in the Middle" by CountryMusic singer Sarah Johns:
--> ''I would've given you the finger on my left hand\\
The one you use for a wedding band\\
But now I'm giving you the one in the middle\\
The one that's a little bit longer\\
And I've got another one on my other hand\\
So I can say it even stronger…''
* Music/KidRock's trope page includes a photo of him doing this.
* The cover art of Fuck You by Music/{{Overkill}}.
* Music/CobraStarship's "Middle Finger". [[ExactlyWhatItSaysontheTin It's exactly what you think it's about]].
* Music/ChelyWright's "The Bumper of My SUV" is about the narrator getting the finger by a driver who opposes her Marines bumper sticker.
* The Peter Alsop song "It's Only A Wee-Wee, So What's The Big Deal?" has a woman do this to some boys this during the "special adult verse", who mistake the gesture for one meaning "penis".
* Jo Dee Messina's "Peace Sign":
-->I'm not coming undone\\
I've got nothing but love\\
[[YouPutTheXInXY You put the FU in fun]], it's all good\\
I'm not trying to fight\\
I'm not wasting my time\\
I'm just saying goodbye\\
One finger shy of the Peace Sign
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[[folder:NewspaperComics]]
* As ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} author Scott Adams has noted, you can [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get away with a lot of things in comics]] if you do them off-camera, such as [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1997-02-11/ Alice's none-too-subtle pun]] concerning how many digits she expected her bonus to be as opposed to what she actually got:
-->'''Dilbert:''' How many digits?
-->'''Alice:''' I used one on each hand.
* From ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', Peter's pitching in a baseball game and looking at the catcher's signals:
--> '''Peter:''' Two fingers? Shake him off. Three fingers? Shake him off. Two fingers? Shake him off again. Three fingers? Shake him off again. One finger?... Hey, same to you, pal!
* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'': Pig tries doing Rat's variation on the peace sign, but Rat doesn't want Pig copying him and limits him to one finger. [[http://comics.com/pearls_before_swine/2006-11-26/ Pig chooses the wrong one.]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' did it once, though it is not shown:
--> '''Jon''': Garfield! Get your paw out of the cookie jar! (Jon then looks surprised) Who taught you that gesture?!
--> '''Garfield''': (offscreen) You, in the car, when you drive.
** In another strip, when Jon and Garfield go to a vacation on the Guano-Guano island:
-->'''Jon:''' Look a native! Aloha, dude!
-->'''Native:''' ''(offscreen)'' Aloha, this!
-->'''Jon:''' Uh, must be an obscure Guano-Guano greeting.
-->'''Garfield:''' No, I think that's pretty universal.
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[[folder:ProfessionalWrestling]]
* Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin's "Stone Cold Salute" in the Wrestling/{{WWE}}.
* Wrestling/RicFlair flipped off Wrestling/TripleH at ''Survivor Series 2005''.
* It's first appearance on WWF TV was with the Mountie being ordered to provide his fingerprints after losing to the Wrestling/BigBossMan at Summerslam 91. "You want the finger? THERE'S the Finger"!
* [[Wrestling/KevinNash Diesel]] after costing Wrestling/TheUndertaker the title at RoyalRumble 1996, which was notably before the Wrestling/AttitudeEra.
* Upon elimination from the 2004 Diva Search, [[Characters/WWEDivas Maria]] gave the finger to [[EliminationHoudini Carmella]].
* Wrestling/VinceMcMahon does this a lot.
** He was [[BullyingADragon idiotic enough to flip off]] Wrestling/TheUndertaker and Wrestling/{{Kane}} once. They broke his leg.
** During a Steel Cage Match against SCSA, Austin nearly escaped twice. Vince flipped him off both times to enrage him into coming back.
** After being defeated by Wrestling/ShawnMichaels at ''Wrestling/WrestleMania 22'', Vince was loaded onto a stretcher and wheeled away. Vince defiantly flipped Shawn off right before he disappeared.
* A GettingCrapPastTheRadar example. Since mid-2012, Wrestling/{{Christopher|Daniels}} [[SmugSnake Daniels]] has adopted the tendency to tape his fingers in black and show the hand off to the crowd, but not his thumb and middle fingers.
* Following his victory over Wrestling/MattHardy at ''Armageddon 2005'', [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield JBL]] flipped off the referee and the audience.
* At ''Victory Road 2008'', Wrestling/SamoaJoe flipped off Wrestling/{{Sting}}.
* At ''Summerslam 2004'', a man in the audience flipped off The Undertaker during his entrance.
* [[Wrestling/HulkHogan Mr. America]] flipped off Vince [=McMahon=] in the middle of their arm-wrestling match.
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[[folder:Sports]]
* Cyclist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Cavendish Mark Cavendish]] gave us this post-win [[http://cdn3.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net/2010/04/29/2/par3206415_600.jpg British variant]].
* A 1972 ''Series/MondayNightFootball'' game between the Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers had an incident in which Creator/{{ABC}} cameras caught several Oilers fans leaving (the putrid Oilers were losing badly to then-AFC powerhouse Oakland). One guy that stayed happened to be caught on camera and, [[MediumAwareness seemingly aware of it]], raised the middle digit. This incident also provided commentator Don Meredith's "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny We're number 1 in the nation]]" quip.
** Similar to this incident, the late newscast for UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco Creator/{{ABC}} station KGO following SuperBowl XIX (won by the hometown 49ers) shows a clip of some Miami Dolphins fans in a hotel to support the defeated Dolphins and one fan on an escalator flips the bird briefly ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TanoA3QTp8Q around the 1:51 mark]]).
* Bud Adams, longtime owner of the Tennessee Titans (and formerly a Houston/Tennessee Oilers) was caught on camera shooting off repeated birds at the other press box - probably at old American Football League rival, Bills' owner Ralph Wilson... with Commissioner Roger Goodell in Adams' press box watching him. Whether this is an example of BrassBalls or WhatAnIdiot (or both) depends on your point of view. Given the fact that Adams was 86 at the time, it might have been a case of just not caring.
* Michael Vick actually got in quite a bit of trouble for throwing up a double deuce to a fan in 2006. Of course, the $20,000 fine he paid and the media savaging was only a warm-up act compared to what happened to him the following offseason...
* Has cropped up a couple of times in {{NASCAR}}. One was in Dale Earnhardt's last race, done rather like an irate driver in traffic (which, in a way, he was), on Kurt Busch. Mike Joy interpreted it as Earnhardt telling Busch, "Kurt, you're number one."
** Then, in the 07 November 2010 race at Texas, Kyle Busch did this to a NASCAR official who was enforcing a penalty on him. One (lap penalty) plus one (finger raised) equalled three (lap penalty).
* FormulaOne had a few infamous cases. Heinz-Harald Fretzen did it to Mark Blundell after passing him, and his finger itself was caught on the on-car camera. Johnny Herbert [[http://www.atlasf1.com/2000/mal/preview/cunliffe1.jpg did one on the podium]].
* During Game 4 of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlKggtLYecU Andrew Ference of the Bruins let the Habs fans have it by flipping them off after scoring Boston's second goal in the second period]]. Which is a case of TakeThat to the Montreal fans. Needless to say, [[SeriousBusiness the fans got pissed off]] and Ference would later be fined $2500 for the unsportsmanlike gesture.
* The grand old all-American pastime of baseball isn't immune to the finger, either. [[http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2003/10/baseball_and_the_bird.html Here's an article]] detailing the gesture's, er, singular history in the sport.
* In IndyCar, at the 2011 New Hampshire Indy 225, a very unpopular decision to restart the race under wet conditions resulted in a crash which took Will Power out of the race. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScDjyS7SYZU He gave both barrels to the race officials in response.]] He got a ''lot'' of support after that (and his team owner even paid the fine Power was given for the birds).
* During the 2001 Japanese Motorcycle Grand Prix, which was held in Suzuka Circuit, rising motorcycle phenom Valentino Rossi flipped the bird to then-rival Max Biaggi after the latter attempted to force a bike crash on him by forcing him off the gravel. Rossi was mentally disoriented by this interference, but eventually he caught up to his rival and then flashed the gesture as a TakeThat for cutting him off.
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[[folder:TabletopGames]]
* The [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Angry_Marines Angry Marines]] (probably NSFW), one of the many ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' memes, do this all the time to everything and everyone. Just look at the first image.
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[[folder:{{Theatre}}]]
* In productions of the musical ''SpringAwakening'', the final poses of "Totally Fucked" usually involve several characters flipping the bird.
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[[folder:VideoGames]]
* One way to get points in ARecklessDisregardForGravity is to do this to as many protesters as possible. Yeah, it's that kind of game.
* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'', [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent male Worgen]] do the two-fingered variant as their "rude" emote, probably thanks to their [[IAmVeryBritish British accents]].
* In ''VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland'', if you have Guybrush examine the appropriate part of the hand-shaped table in the Voodoo Lady's home, he'll remark "Ah, the middle finger. The most communicative of fingers."
* The "Sweet Goodbye" achievement in ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge''. This is achieved by jumping forward, doing a 180 degree turn while in the air and then pressing the attack button in quick succession. This will make Faith flash a V-sign while falling backwards.
* Your character can do this in ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'', and in ''VideoGame/FableII'' you can have a sculptor make statues of you doing it.
** If you fail the extended expression in the second one you end up [[EpicFail poking yourself in the eye]].
* The "final trailer" for ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'' showed Duke flipping off a big alien spaceship.
** While in the game itself you do this after defeating a couple of bosses. Most notably would be when he finishes off the 'Queen Bitch' and just before losing consciousness, flips her off.
* The player's farewell to Nines Rodriguez in the Independent ending of ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines.''
* ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryII'' has this as an example of TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything, where one can actually use the command "give Ferrari the bird".
* Daxter gives this to Pecker in ''VideoGame/{{Jak 3|Wastelander}}'' after yet another argument between the two, right in front of Jak, the king of Spargus, and an audience (who all gasp in unison). It was censored by showing it off-screen.
** In ''[[VideoGame/JakAndDaxter Jak X]]'' Pecker gives one to G. T. Blitz, this time censored by {{Pixellation}} (justified since it happens on TV).
* [[VideoGame/MeatBoy Dr. Fetus]] does this pose in the opening video, on the pause screens, and the Dark World loading screen.
* Nero flips off Dante in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4'' as [[spoiler:he's being absorbed by a huge, animated stone giant.]]
* ''VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry''[='=]s Dante does this before his infamous showdown with Bob Barbas.
-->"''Hey Bob! [[VerbThis Put a spin on this]].''"
* ''VideoGame/BloodRayne'' does this after killing the final boss, after slaughtering Wulf, gives a double bird in the ending, then gives the finger to Severin when he insults her.
* [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Sol Badguy]] does this as the Respect variation of his taunt, surprisingly enough. International versions censor this to a thumbs-up, making the taunt more "[[JustForPun respectful]]", in a sense.
* In ''[[Website/GaiaOnline zOMG!]]'', the Taunt ring draws aggro from nearby Animated. You flip one bird with three Rage Ranks, and you flip 'em both when you use full Rage. In both cases, the relevant fingers are blurred.
* WWE wrestling games naturally have this as an option for taunts.
* Paulie 'Wheels of Fury' Ryan salutes the PlayerCharacter this way when teams are chosen in ''VideoGame/TonyHawksUnderground 2''. It's blurred out, though, because the game's rated T.
--> "[[StealthInsult You're number one!]]"
* Jack Cayman of ''VideoGame/MadWorld'' has a variation of this, though he replaces "Middle Finger" with "Chainsaw from his arm".
* In ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' Turner Grey flips off the player when he pushes up his glasses in his normal pose. In Japan though, it's not offensive, though it was overlooked in the American translation.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' has a blink and you'll miss it moment where she flips off some angel that had just destroyed the road and then uses the finger as an ignition key for a motorbike.
* In ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 3'' Cole asks politely if one of the stranded have a vessel they could borrow, the response; "Here are the keys to my luxury yacht" while giving him to finger.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}'' you have to perform a quicktime event to kill a rat. If you fail, the rat makes enough noise to interest a guard, who then comes over and shoots you. As your character dies, he manages to flip off the rat.
* In ''[[VideoGame/TheDarkness The Darkness 2]]'', if you shoot the car coming at you during the scene in the parking garage it [[StuffBlowingUp expl]][[EveryCarIsAPinto odes]], and Jackie does this to the driver as he passes overhead before crashing into the wall and dying. You even get the achievement "The Bird is the Word" for pulling this (easy) stunt off.
* Done by a Headbanger to a group of Hairbangers in ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' after he and his friends join Eddie. IF you have the language censor on, it's covered by a big PMRC sticker.
** Later done by Eddie to Doviculus when he attacks his [[spoiler:living castle]], twice, both times coupled with an AndThisIsFor:
---> [[spoiler:''(after attacking one of the towers)'']] That one was for [[spoiler:Ophelia!]] ''(flips Doviculus off with one hand)''
---> [[spoiler:''(after attacking the other tower)'']] And that one was for Lars! ''(flips Doviculus off with both hands)''
* In ''VideoGame/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', Todd does this a lot - even in the pre-fight closeup. Kim does this as well, but only if her hand is behind another character's head; if she's the only player, the expression becomes a thumbs-down.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'', Mordecai does this in the introduction after Marcus says he looks like a "Truxican wrestler moonlighting as a dominatrix".
* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', Salvador's [[IShallTauntYou taunt skill]] "Come At Me, Bro" has him pull off a double deuce at the enemy.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'': Not in the game itself, but early concept art for Roxie showed her using her middle finger to do a EyelidPullTaunt. Evidently, another member of the art team realized this and had it changed to something completely different.
* In ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon'', Rex will do this if you press the melee button with no one in range.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'', [[AxCrazy Agria]] gleefully does this to Leia [[spoiler:as she falls to her doom after rejecting the latter's attempt to save her.]] Though only in the Japanese version of the game.
* ''Brutal Doom'', a {{game mod}} for the classic ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' games, gives players the ability to flip off anything with a simple push of the F key by default. [[SchmuckBait Flipping off]] the [[FinalBoss Cyberdemon]] [[BerserkButton isn't a great idea]], however...
* ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'': At the end of the fight with the first boss, Zed, Juliet cuts off his hand, which lands in the appropriate position.
** In what may be the best possible encapsulation of her character, Mariska gives Juliet the finger, and then turns her hand around into a peace sign.
* [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd The Nerd]] does this a lot in promo images for ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures''.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'': A selectable taunt for The Boss.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'': You can do this in place of being armed while inside vehicles by pressing the Shoot button. It is also a selectable taunt when playing GTA Online.
* Slapping the Bile Demon in ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'' will cause him to do the British version of this (the V with the palm facing away from the person)
* The title screen of the ZXSpectrum version of ''Rock Star Ate My Hamster'' had a hardcore rocker giving the finger.
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** Vaarsuvius uses the spell "Bugsby's Expressive Single Digit" to flip off Qarr off-panel.
** And Xykon's "Hey, I just grew back a finger. Guess which one."
** Also, Illusory Belkar combines this with a NarrativeProfanityFilter: "Forceful assertion of open resentment toward authority. Please view accompanying hand gesture."
* The PokeThePoodle page caption features Tycho from ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' doing this at a box of kittens.
* In ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', after taking an arm from the Creeth Ambassador...
-->'''Ennesby:''' I learned [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2000-07-31 this one]] from a documentary about twentieth-century traffic signals.
--->'''(A CENSORED sign is seen over the hand.)'''
** Kevyn responds, thusly...
-->'''Kevyn:''' I believe my line here would be "Is that your age or your IQ?"
** And it gets [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2000-08-02 implied later!]]
* [[http://www.gocomics.com/basicinstructions/2009/11/26/ This]] ''Webcomic/BasicInstructions'' strip.
* [[http://www.kenzerco.com/images/periodicals/TTC/phpslideshow.php?directory=.¤tPic=0 This]] ''Webcomic/FuzzyKnights'' strip (click to page through it), which was posted as a response to the 2005 terrorist bombings on the London Underground and made rather appropriate reference to the origin myth.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'', as K is considering what picture to use for her myspace profile, she realizes that every digital photo she has involves her flipping off the camera. Even the picture where she's nearly unconscious. [[http://blipcomic.com/23/ "Why am I giving the finger all the time?"]]
* Implied in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' to be [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff500/fv00475.htm what everyone does]] when they "interact" with Sam. That, and [[GenreSavvy hiding their wallets]].
* Emily is quick to flip off Ash when they first meet in ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}''.
** We learn later on that this is quite out of character for her. However, she was having a bad day.
* Rhea from ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'' lets Buwaro know [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/04/04062006/ she isn't interested in what he has to say]].
* Mentioned in ''Webcomic/YouDamnKid'', in which the narrator thinks it's unfair that Dot's friend Sadako was punished for doing this. Sadako has six fingers on each hand, so the finger she raised technically wasn't her middle finger "and therefore not a bad finger".
* [[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2006-09-25 This]] ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' strip, done by Rocky the Elemental. Slightly justified in that he can't speak and communicates through gestures.
** Later, when Stunt badmouths him when he thinks he's not around, Rocky shoves a single arm up through the soil. Guess the gesture.
* Used several times in ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'', like [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/2 here]] and [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/155 here]].
* Used twice in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', once as Ben Franklin [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/4p29 commits a]] [[PerfectlyCromulentWord Dukeicide]], and once by the good doctor himself, after he [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/11p49 surfed a robo-Dracula down from the moon.]]
* ''Webcomic/UserFriendly''. "Can you count on your fingers in binary? Then I send you a 'four'." [[note]]with finger down for 0 and finger up for 1, four in binary = 00100[[/note]]
* [[Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl Lucy]] has become [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c54/p9.html fond of it]] [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p7.html of late.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[NoFourthWall Confusingly]], John flips off ''the audience'' at one point when WV's enthusiastic commands become increasingly rude.
** Much later, in his "talk" with Meenah Peixes, Kurloz Makara, who has so far not said a single word or made a single other gesture, flips her the bird when she asks what the "wicked word is these days."
** Damara Megido has a special sprite animation for flipping the bird with each hand.
** [[spoiler:Erisolsprite]] does this during the Act 6 Part 5 opener. Jake English doesn't seem offended at all.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', Kiel'ndia gives [[EldritchAbomination Khaless]] [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=8878 both barrels at once]] to show that she's [[ShutUpHannibal less than impressed]] by her BreakingSpeech. Two pages later [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=8887 her demon friends respond in turn]] (which, given how they represent the fans, proved to be an accurate depiction of the forum response).
* [[IntellectualAnimal Dietzel]], of ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'', apparently [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/10172001/ knows this one]], too. Let's just say he isn't amused by TimmyInAWell jokes. Like the Garfield example above, it occurs "off-screen".
* In ''DresdenCodak'', this is Kimiko's [[http://dresdencodak.com/2008/10/02/epilogue-2/ reaction]] when she wakes up in her hospital bed and sees her DisappearedDad for the first time in many years.
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* Strong Bad of ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' is fond of giving people the two-handed "double deuce"... despite having boxing gloves for hands.
** And then Homestar Runner manages it without any ''arms''. ''Unknowingly'', at that!
* The StrangeSalute for the Republic of WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}.
* Podcast/TheBugle has a regular feature where listeners' Great Bird-Flipping Stories are read out.
* WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd does this constantly.
* [[http://www.fuh2.com/ Fuck You And Your H2]] is a site dedicated entirely to pictures of people flipping off Hummer H2 drivers.
* B-14 does this to Little Prolie in ''WebAnimation/LuckyDayForever''
* [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1884 SCP-1884-B]], the apparent twin sister of a mild-mannered woman with no hands, is a mass of hands with attitude.
-->'''Dr. Selman''': How would you describe your captivity in the [[CircusOfFear Circus Of The Disquieting]]?\\
'''SCP-1884-B''': ''(SCP-1884-B raises the middle finger of every hand not being used to support its weight)''
* In the Machinima/TeamServiceAnnouncement ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz5BU44_h74 Pop it, Don't Drop it]]'', TheMedic of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' survives an ambush by ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill the entire RED team]]'', by using his Ubercharge just in time. How does he celebrate his survival? By flipping them off. With both hands. While wearing sunglasses. Surrounded by dancing Scouts and Heavies. While "Dreaming a Dream" by Captain Jack plays.
** This pose was later modded as a taunt to replace the "Meet the Medic" taunt. It got so popular that ''Valve actually increased the price'' of the [=MtM=] taunt because so many people were buying it to replace it.
* LetsPlay/ChimneySwift11: In one of his previous intros, a chimney swift ([[IThoughtItMeant the bird that he named himself after]]) gives him one as it looks down at him through the chimney of a house. [[DontExplainTheJoke So it's basically a bird flipping the bird]].
* All over the place in ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'':
** Lady Gaga flips off Sarah Palin a split second before the battle begins.
** At the end of above battle, John [=McCain=] flips off the whole world.
** Master Chief gives a long one to Leonidas at the end of his rap.
** Barack Obama stealthily does this to Mitt Romney. While commenting on how it would be awkward to have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Lady, he counts off with his middle finger, pinky, and ring finger, in that order.
** Bruce Lee shows Clint Eastwood his two-finger push-up. "KUNG F-U!"
** Pablo Picasso can be seen [[FunnyBackgroundEvent painting this in the background]] during his battle with Bob Ross.
* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', when Joey notices Kaiba doing a LyingFingerCross, he changes it to this.
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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* An example in animation can be found as far back as ''1937''; in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7qV0fMknGI "Skeleton Frolics"]] a piccolo player gives his conductor the double deuce (albeit inadvertently).
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has Craig's family, who constantly give each other the finger.
** Craig Tucker has cornered the market in giving the finger.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwNvIM2W9Aw What the Japanese think about whales]].
** Ike also gave the finger after Cartman rejects him when auditioning for the boy band.
** Cartman [[http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/176023/wax-his-crankshaft when he doesn't get invited to a party]].
** [[http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/165187/canadas-strike-song Canadians on strike from Vancouver to St. John's, raise their middle fingers for you all to sit upon!]]
* Ignignokt of the Mooninites in ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' likes to flip the bird to anyone he doesn't like. His middle finger even extends for use when he's really displeased with someone.
--> '''Ignignokt:''' [[DeadpanSnarker I hope they can see this because I am doing this as hard as I can.]]
** Err likes to smoke as he shoots the bird.
* In one of [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Tweety's]] first appearances, he is being chased by a pair of Creator/AbbottAndCostello-like cats. During the cartoon, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiywOTiRPkE the following exchange occurs]]:
-->'''Babbit''': Give me the bird! Give me the bird!!\\
'''Catsello''': If da [[UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode Hays Office]] would only let me... I'd give him 'da boid' all right!
** Being ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''' SpiritualSuccessor, ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' did a similar gag.
-->'''Miles Standish:''' Begone, pests, and give me the bird!\\
'''Yakko:''' We'd love to, really, but the Fox censors won't allow it.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' Hawkgirl [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar gets crap past the radar]] when being held by Icthulhu.
-->'''Icthulhu:''' Speak to me, child of Thanagar.\\
'''Hawkgirl:''' [[DefiantToTheEnd Nothing to say! I have a gesture for you, but my hands are tied.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', Homer flips off the AngryMob with both hands as he escapes down a sinkhole. Then he gets stuck and tries to use the fingers to dig himself out.
** Which is strange since he and the rest of the human cast have only four fingers. So what finger was he flipping?
*** [[CaptainObvious The middle one.]]
**** Even weirder is that it wasn't digitized on the FX airings of the movie.
***** They're digitally edited out on the Fox airing so Homer's awkwardly moving his fists up and down, but in the episode where Homer bowls a perfect game, the bullies can be seen flipping the camera off in the background during the news report.
* ComicBook/FritzTheCat does this in ''WesternAnimation/TheNineLivesOfFritzTheCat'', to a ''telephone'' after the operator hangs up on him. Much like Homer Simpson, he only has four fingers.
* Done ever so epically by the animated Creator/AdamSandler to his caretaker as a hidden insult in ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights.''
-->'''Whitey:''' Now I assume you've done your pre-game warm-ups.
-->'''Davey Stone:''' No, let me do them right now. [''Holds up his fists, raises and lowers his middle fingers''] One, two, three, four...
-->'''Whitey:''' [''Oblivious''] That's good, but don't forget your hammies.
* In the movie-game tie in ''WesternAnimation/DeadSpaceDownfall'' Alissa gives an interesting salute to the Captain after ordering to not help the colonists.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TitanMaximum'', this appears to be Gibbs's favorite gesture. He usually gets pretty creative with it.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
** In "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS1E7BrianPortraitOfADog Brian: Portrait of a Dog]]" when leaving a dog show, Peter acted like it was AllPartOfTheShow and commended an off-screen Brian for doing this. "Yeah, flip me off. Good boy".
** Lois once did it to her mother in "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS4E20PatriotGames Patriot Games]]". It was digitized on Creator/{{Fox}}, but uncensored on Creator/AdultSwim.
** When the space shuttle is taking off in "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS11E9SpaceCadet Space Cadet]]", Stewie says he wants to die giving his mother the finger.
* Probably one of the oldest examples in a 1930s ''WesternAnimation/WillieWhopper'' cartoon. During a plane race one of the racers refuses to give St. Peter a ride... and he gives the racer the finger when he leaves!
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' uses this in one of their GettingCrapPastTheRadar moments when [[BewareTheNiceOnes Lindsay]] flips off [[AlphaBitch Heather]] for betraying her.
** In ''Action'' a clip features the Yeti giving Chef the finger for crashing his golf-cart into his.
** Also in ''Action'', Duncan does this to [[ItMakesSenseInContext a cardboard cutout.]]
** Used again in the ''World Tour'' finale, when [[spoiler:Heather asks for support]] the camera immediately switches to Leshawna flipping her off from the peanut gallery.
* Raphael may only have two fingers but he repeatedly gets away with doing this with his sai in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003''.
* When "[[Film/ETTheExtraterrestrial E.T.]] [[http://robotchicken.wikia.com/wiki/E.T._Returns_Home Returns Home"]] on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' he is teased by bullies for only having a single finger glow while they can do the same with all of them. They don't appreciate it when he responds by flipping that one finger.
* In a GettingCrapPastTheRadar moment in ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', Eddy [[http://ed.wikia.com/wiki/Trivia.2FGoofs#Trivia.2FGoofs does this]] for a split second in the episode "Nagged to Ed". [[FourFingeredHands It's not apparent that he even has a middle finger]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines,'' Thrust very clearly flips Optimus Primal the bird. (One imagines the animators only [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar got away with it]] because Thrust only has 3 fingers on each hand.) Optimus is not amused.
** He shows the same gesture to some of the other Maximals as well in an earlier episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' had Tree Trunks offended by a statue making "a rude gesture" in "Five More Short Graybles", only to later find that the statue actually just had Shelby the worm standing vertically on its raised fist. For the sake of the children in the audience, they never actually show the gesture, nor do they explicitly mention raising the middle finger.
* Dee Dee does this on the title card of the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "[[MissingEpisode Rude Removal]]".
** Also, in one episode where she goes to get a tattoo, one of the tattoos shown at the parlor is of a hand doing this.
* The USAcres episode "Wanted: Wade" has Wade do this when he asks Orson if the tag under his couch is his.
* In the pilot of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', an irate Foxy raises her (censored) finger to Princess Clara, who is unable to get the message because "Foxy's hand went all blurry."
* The Australian animated film ''Go to Hell!'' (1997). After helping the Israelites escape across the Red Sea, Red (aka Satan) flips a huge bird to his father G.D. (aka God) with the help of a holographic projector.
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[[folder:RealLife]]
* Chinese navy strategic researcher (Rear Admiral) and TV host [[http://img.kanzhongguo.com/dat/media/17/2014/02/04/20140204065924598.jpg Zhang Zhaozhong]], the Chinese translator of TheHuntForRedOctober. Now he underwent a BadassDecay in the two and a half decades, well known for providing his audience with exaggerated and amusingly wrong observations on military and diplomatic news every day.
* When captured by North Korea, the crew of the ship USS ''Pueblo'' were forced to appear in staged propaganda photos. Each man showed the finger in the photos. When pressed, they claimed it was a Hawaiian Good Luck sign. Unfortunately, North Korea was able to read the foreign press and soon discovered the truth. (This was the same incident in which the skipper signed a "confession" that said things like "We paean the North Korean state. We paean their great leader Kim Il Sung"--which he [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar got away with]] because the North Koreans couldn't speak English and had to use a dictionary to figure out what the words meant, not realizing that [[StealthInsult "paean" sounds a lot like "pee on"]]--and, referring to his ship's entry in to North Korean waters, "pentatration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the act"--the Uniform Code of Military Justice's definition of rape!)
* Some people claim BarackObama did this to HillaryRodhamClinton during one of the Democratic primary debates in 2008. Others maintain that he was just scratching his nose with his middle finger.
* GeorgeWBush's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_bylg-Jjz8 one fingered victory salute]].
* An equivalent gesture (called in French the ''bras d'honneur'' or "[[IronicName Arm of Honor]]") is bending your right elbow, clenching your right fist and putting your left hand on your right arm's side opposing that of the elbow. The western variant was also imported into Russia from the West after TheGreatPoliticsMessUp. One can combine the arm with the Finger for emphasis.
* On WABC-TV in New York, anchor [[DeadpanSnarker Roger Grimsby]] introduced a live broadcast from reporter Mara Wolinsky. Mara had been getting trouble from the cameraman and flipped him off just as the live broadcast started. The camera quickly cut back to Grimsby, who said, "Apparently, Mara knows who's number one in New York."
* There was a minor scandal during the last election in Sweden, when the chairman of the Left Party flipped off a leading Conservative during a debate. Luckily, it was not televised. Unluckily, someone had a cellphone camera.
* The most epic bird-flippery so far happened when [[http://www.metro.co.uk/news/802617-starlings-give-twitchers-the-bird a flock of birds flipped the bird]]... 'en masse' [[SynchronizedSwarming as a flock]].
* Actress Pauley Perrette, best known for her role as Abby Sciuto on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', subverts this by having a HaveANiceDaySmile tattoo [[http://peekabootattoos.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Pauley-Perrette-Tattoos-2.jpg on the middle finger of her right hand]].
* During the final week of testimony in the Casey Anthony murder trial, a 28-year-old spectator [[WhatAnIdiot decided to ignore the strict court orders against overt gestures or expressions]], and flipped off prosecutor Jeff Ashton. Judge Belvin Perry found him in contempt and sentenced him to six days in county jail and a total fine of just over six hundred dollars.
* Davao City, Philippines vice mayor Rodrigo Duterte flashed the finger and cussed at critics of his daughter Sara (who was the mayor) following her widely-publicized punching of a trial court sheriff. [[http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/07/04/11/duterte-flashes-dirty-finger-sara%E2%80%99s-critics Source]]
* One Utah homeowner was run through hell by his neighbors for building 18" above the maximum roof height. In response, he put some "abstract art" of "cacti" on the side of his house, in their general direction. [[http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g100/dayglored/cactusfinger0817.jpg You be the judge.]]
* Comedian Jackie Mason nearly saw his career destroyed after being accused of having done this during a 1964 appearance on ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow''. Sullivan banned him from appearing on the show again for nearly two years, and only relented after Mason (who vociferously denied having made the gesture, or even being aware of its meaning) initiated a libel suit.
* The Keyhole Nebula, part of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carina_Nebula Carina Nebula]], contains a cloud of gas that looks remarkably like a hand flipping the bird.
* A very unusual example involves a fetus showing the digitus impudicus during an ultrasound scan that apparently pissed it off. [[http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/4686203/baby-flips-out-during-routine-scan.html More on that here.]]
* [[UsefulNotes/CanadianPolitics Canadian Prime Minister]] [[BunnyEarsLawyer Pierre Elliott Trudeau]] famously gave a group of protesters gathered around his train car in Salmon Arm, BC, the finger, giving rise to the term "Salmon Arm salute" or "Trudeau salute" in already meme-ridden Canadian politics. In fairness to Trudeau, the protesters were yelling anti-French slogans at him (Trudeau was a francophone from Quebec--UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}} to be precise--and his push for bilingualism and multiculturalism was very unpopular in Western Canada at the time).
* The notoriously foul-mouthed and short-tempered American politician Rahm Emanuel is missing most of the middle finger on one of his hands from an accident he had as a teenager. In a 2005 charity roast of then-Representative Emanuel, then-Senator BarackObama joked that this injury [[http://youtu.be/cdphzxz64BY?t=4m59s "rendered him practically mute."]]
* Believe it or not, MisterRogers did this not only with one finger. He did it with two... count 'em... TWO [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/14-photographs-that-shatter-your-image-famous-people/ fingers]]! It [[MakesSenseInContext makes much more sense in context]].
* OlderThanTheyThink: While we don't know whether anyone ''flipped'' the bird in ancient Rome, we do have a record from Suetonius of Emperor Caligula, when a certain custom required the Praetorian Guard centurion Cassius Chaerea to kiss his ring, pulling back all but his middle finger and waggling it obscenely to mock Chaerea's manliness. As Christian author Paul L. Maier notes in his book ''Pontius Pilate'', it was "a gesture which has stood the test of time."
* During the infamous Max Headroom Broadcast Intrusion, the person pirating the signal freaks out (something he does on several occasions during the broadcast) and gives the camera the finger early on, with a prosthetic lengthening his finger to enhance the effect.
* This ''used'' to be a common way for celebrities to spoil the shots of bothersome paparazzi, as photos with obscene gestures weren't easily salable. Nowadays, the offending digit just gets photoshopped out.
* Creator/MartinFreeman is [[http://imgur.com/a/2rkHJ quite fond of this gesture]].
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