-> ''I'd throw this mocha in your face, but it's not nearly scalding enough.''
-->-- '''Santana''', ''Series/{{Glee}}''

Somebody has said or done something that bothers someone else. In retaliation, that person will toss a drink at them, pour something over their head or launch a solid piece of food.

Can be considered the SuperTrope of FoodFight, although when done by adults a fight usually won't break out, outside of comedies (or westerns).

Compare EdibleAmmunition, PieInTheFace, TantrumThrowing. EdibleBludgeon is the more extreme version of this.

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* An ad for a "[[SchmuckBait text us your names and we'll tell you whether you're soulmates]]" mobile phone service has the girl throw a drink in a guys face just because her phone told her he wasn't her OneTrueLove. ''Someone'' certainly dodged a bullet there, and it wasn't [[JerkAss the girl]].
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* This happens from time to time on [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]], when characters dump or throw cups full of water at whoever they're annoyed with. Since the people they're aiming for have curses [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting that change their form whenever they get splashed with cold water]], it does more than just get them a little wet.
* [[spoiler:Jack]] splashes a glass of water at [[spoiler:Oswald]] in PandoraHearts when the [[NoSocialSkills latter]] [[BrutalHonesty bluntly]] tells the former that he is impossible to read and thus untrustworthy. [[spoiler:Jack]] becomes extremely embarrassed after doing this this, however.
* ''GunslingerGirl''. While Jean Croce was an officer in the Carabinieri, a female corporal fell in LoveAtFirstSight with the handsome aloof officer. When she revealed this Jean responded by throwing an orange in her face. Her persistence eventually breaks down his JerkassFacade however.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', Jasmine throws a glass of wine in Jafar's face.
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[[folder:Films -- Live Action]]
* Occurs twice in the classic western ''{{Shane}}'', once [[PlayedForLaughs as mockery]], once PlayedForDrama and indirectly leading into the epic BarBrawl.
* In ''{{Cocktail}}'', Tom Cruise's character goes to the restaurant Jordan works at, and she responds by offering him the "Daily Special" - right on his lap.
* In ''{{Hitch}}'', after Sara finds out who Hitch really is, they argue and one of them throws a small piece of food at the other. He ends up tossing a salad on her.
* The title character of ''Film/LeonardPart6'' ends up wearing most of the meal when he dines with his estranged wife - both times.
* In ''Film/{{Freaks}}'', a dwarf gets the remainder of a punchbowl thrown at him after offering it in the famous "One of us" chant.
* PlayedForDrama in a 1985 Filipino movie where a jealous actress splashes water right in front of the heroine's face, added with the most remarkable line in Filipino film history, "''You're nothing but a second-rate, trying-hard, copycat!''"
** Then in a later scene, the heroine food slaps her rival right in public as an act of revenge, added with the line, "''A manos!''"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPQFSJjDDRQ Can be seen here]]
* In ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', when Sherlock implies that Mary is only in a relationship with Watson for his money, she pours a drink on him.
* In ''DiaryOfAMadBlackWoman'', Helen eats a salad in front of Charles, knowing he can't get food for himself, and when she is almost done throws the plate at him.
* ''Film/ThePublicEnemy'' most [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4R5wZs8cxI iconic scene]] has Tom smashing a half grapefruit into his girlfriend's face.
* In ''MadeasFamilyReunion'', Lisa throws a plate of hot grits into her abusive husband's face before beating the shit out of him with a frying pan.
* ''Film/TheOtherGuys'', when Terry loses the battle of wits with Allen, he plays his trump card: throwing a coffee over him.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Ayu in ''Literature/DeepLove'' pours hot coffee over [[spoiler:Keiko, the girl who organised Reina's rape]] along with stabbing her in the leg.
* ''Literature/PrettyLittleLiars'': Ben spills his drink on Emily after finding out she cheated on him with Maya.
* ''ASongOfIceAndFire''. Queen Cersei has a tendency to chuck wine in the face of members of her own family; so far Tyrion, Jaime and her uncle Kevan have copped it.
* In ''Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing'', part of Creator/JudyBlume's ''{{Literature/Fudge}}'' book series, Fudge becomes so irritating with his food strike and his becoming "the family dog" that the father takes him into the bathroom, sits him in the tub, and dumps a whole bowl of cereal over Fudge's head. From there came Fudge's favorite expression, "eat it or wear it".
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Samantha Jones, in an episode of ''Series/SexAndTheCity'', dresses in her finest and heads off to meet Richard, who's sitting at a table in very nice restaurant, waiting for her. As Samantha approaches him, he smiles and tells her how great she looks. She gives him a big smile back, tosses a drink in his face, turns on a dime, and triumphantly walks away.
* On ''HappyDays'', Chachi found himself eating in the kitchen (as there were not enough seats in the dining room). Richie has become mad at Chachi, and when Chachi asks for a roll, Richie throws it at him really hard. Chachi announces that he'll get his own gravy.
* On ''{{Friends}}'', Joey has a LoonyFan who thinks he's his ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' character, Dr. Drake Ramoray. When she gets angry at Ramoray and goes after Joey, the others save him by convincing her that he's actually Drake's EvilTwin, and splash glasses of water at him for various offences, most famously [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking leaving the toilet seat up.]]
* On ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'', Ray and Debra are eating ice-cream when Ray brags about how he got a higher score than Debra in an IQ test. Debra responds by dumping the ice-cream bowl on his crotch.
* ''Series/TheGoodies and the Bean Stalk'':
** Bill has gone to sell the beloved trandem -- however, it's rated as worthless by the bike buyers, who jokingly buy it for a tin of beans. When he comes back, Tim and Graeme inspect it, surprisingly calm, before pouring all the beans over Bill's head.
** in "Punky Business", Graeme has gotten to work as a waiter in a punk restaurant. When Tim orders the sauce, he gets it all over his head.
** In "Black And White Beauty", there's a literal food slap. Exposition: Graeme's running a place that takes care of old animals. Bill, after watching some of their behavior (nothing), starts doubting that they're alive. Bill watches a very unmoving cat, then this ensues:
--->'''Bill:''' Alright, Graeme. ''(produces a fish)'' I want to see that cat eat that kipper.
--->''(nothing happens)''
--->'''Graeme:''' Er--yes--oh, look! ''(points)'' The hamster's doing a handstand!
--->''(Tim and Bill look away for a bit -- when they look back, the kipper bone is sticking out of Graeme's mouth. Tim slowly pulls it out)''
--->'''Graeme:''' Er...''(turns to the cat)'' I'm sorry, Kenneth, I was just so--''(Tim slaps him with the kipper)''
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' has the running gag of slushies to the face. It's mostly PlayedForLaughs, until [[spoiler: Sebastian puts rock salt in a slushie, and Blaine gets it in his face.]]
* Abed receives a drink in his face in the ''Mixology Certification'' episode of ''Series/{{Community}}'' after he (kinda) leads on another man who was clearly attracted to him, so he could talk about ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'', "Within": Dana Scully tosses water on Agent Doggett when they first meet. Doggett is assigned as a task force leader to find missing Agent Mulder. He tries to find out some information on him from Scully, Mulder's partner of seven years. He doesn't introduce himself and messes with her, telling her some fake or very old Bureau's gossip that Mulder never trusted her and might have had secrets. He also hands her a cup of water. She figures out who he is and what he's trying to do, and that earns him splashing of the water in his face.
* A ''KidsInTheHall'' sketch had Dave Foley and Kevin Mac Donald as two ladies' men who fondly reminisce together on all the women who have thrown drinks in their faces.
** Another sketch has a salesman negotiating with a customer for a stereo (he wants $750, while the customer only wants to pay $1). At one point they take a break from arguing to have a drink. They then start negotiations again, leading them to simultaneously throw their drinks in each other's faces.
* Eileen throwing a drink in her ex-husband Jerry's face becomes a RunningGag in ''Series/{{Smash}}''.
* In ''Series/TheSopranos'':
** Carmela is about to throw a glass at Tony's face when he is making a confession. Subverted as soon as she hears the topic is the start of his therapy.
** Junior breaks up with his talkative girlfriend with a dramatic PieInTheFace. A shoutout to ''The Public Enemy''
** An enraged Gloria Trillo throws a steak against Tony.
* ''LifeWithBoys'': In "Wrestling with Boys", the two girls Gabe is two-timing both show up on his doorstep at the same time. When he can't remember their names, they toss their drinks in his face.
* On an episode of ''{{Cheers}},'' Sam throws a drink in Frasier's face. He blinks, and says, "Crème de menthe, Sam? You couldn't find a nice chablis?"
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': {{Conversed}} and {{Invoked}} in the pilot episode. PlayedStraight with Barney quite often.
** Conversed: Ted meets Robin at his favourite bar, and it's one-way LoveAtFirstSight. Robin likes him too, but she says she's with friends; one of whom has just been dumped, so every guy is an enemy. They joke about how women in movies spill their drinks in men's faces in cases like this, and that it always looks like great fun.
** Invoked: Ted suggests to Robin that she can do it to him to impress her broken-hearted, now-man-hating friend. She promptly spills her drink in his face, smiles and says that it really was fun.
** Drinks to the face are an occupational hazard for [[HandsomeLech Barney Stinson]]. "Eventually, you'll be able to anticipate it, and when you do... free drink!"
* ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'': Richard Sharpe tosses two glasses of wine into faces of two jerkass officers who beat up a lady, and he wants them to ask him to duel.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Becker}}'' ends (and the next [[PreviouslyOn begins]]) with Chris throwing multiple drinks in Becker's face. Five, in fact.
* ''Series/{{Psych}}'': Juliet throws a drink in Shawn's face after finding out he was [[WasItAllALie lying the whole time]] about being [[PhonyPsychic psychic.]]
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Elliot throws Keith's water in his face after he forgets to use a coaster on her coffee table.
* ''{{Cracker}}''. Fitz finally convinces the beautiful DS Penhaligon to go out with him, [[OperationJealousy only to take her to the same restaurant his estranged wife has taken her date in order to show her up]]. While the two are arguing, Penhaligon can be heard asking the waiter for a jug of water, which she calmly pours over Fitz's head before walking out.
-->'''Fitz:''' (dripping wet) Anglo-Saxon foreplay.
* An epic one happens to Jack at the end of a ''ThreesCompany'' episode when he secretly makes dates with two different women '''and''' his roommates, Janet and Chrissy on the same night and they all find out about it. They dump a bottle of wine and a bowl of soup dumped on his head, smash a cake in the face and a stuff a hot dog in his mouth!
* ''Series/{{House of Anubis}}''- Pouring a drink on someone Patricia's favorite ways of getting revenge- she does it at least once every season, and it's been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] on a few occasions. To elaborate, she did it in the premier to Nina, when she was trying to get information out of her, and in another episode to Amber when they told on her for trying to take Nina's locket. She poured milk on Eddie in season two for only dancing with her on a bet, and then in Season 3 she threw juice at KT and finally, poured juice over Willow. (She was a sinner in the latter case, however.) In the finale movie, she TRIED to do it twice, but was stopped on both occasions.
** She also attacks Eddie with creamed carrot when he accidentally got some on her shirt. This started a food fight.
** KT once threw her cereal at Patricia, in response to Patricia throwing juice at her.
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[[folder:Music Video]]
* In the video for Music/PatBenatar's "Love Is A Battlefield", after [[TheRunaway Pat's character]] sees a fellow dancer at a nightclub she worked at get mishandled by their boss, she retaliates by throwing a drink into her boss' face before she and all the other workers leave the nightclub.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In a ''FoxTrot'' arc centered on Roger attending his college reunion, one strip opens with a woman confirming that he's Roger Fox, from the Delta Theta fraternity, at which point she says "After all these years, I can't believe I found you!" ...And then promptly throws her drink in his face, calling him a pig. And as this is happening, [[HereWeGoAgain another woman walks up, asking "Roger Fox?"]]
* One ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' comic had [[JerkAss Garfield]] approaching [[ButtMonkey Odie]] with a pie held above his head. He stops, [[SubvertedTrope then turns around, and walks back the way he came.]]
--> '''Garfield:''' [[SubvertedTrope I have more respect for food than that.]]
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[[folder:Visual Novel]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': Godot has thrown his coffee at Phoenix Wright three times. In the middle of '''[[CourtroomAntics court!]]'''
* ''VisualNovel/{{Kisetsu o Dakishimete}}'', the second game in the ''VisualNovel/{{Yarudora}}'' series, has Tomoko throwing a plate full of sweets to the protagonist's face in the "Four Seasons" Café sequence, if you choose to surprise her and do a "Who is it?" hands-covering-eyes game (instead of calling her from afar), [[PervertRevengeMode making her think it was a random pervert's doing]]. Especially [[{{Irony}} ironic]], since she loves to play that game on the protagonist herself.
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[[folder:Web Video]]
* ''WebVideo/WelcomeToSanditon'': Edward gets hit by ice cream when he and Clara have an argument over her ice cream shop which the Mayor wants to turn into a juice bar.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Greedy throws food at Brainy to get him to shut up about critiquing his cooking in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "Gingerbread Smurfs".
* ''TheLooneyTunesShow'': Daffy remembers doing this to Porky at high school by pushing a plate of cake into his face. As it turns out, [[spoiler: it was actually BigManOnCampus Porky who pushed the cake into Daffy's face]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', "The Best Night Ever": [[PrinceCharmless Prince Blueblood]] uses Rarity as a shield against [[PieInTheFace a flying cake]]. For Rarity, who had been dealing with his rudeness to herself and others all night, its the final straw; she gives him a ReasonYouSuckSpeech and shakes her own head, splattering ''him'' in cake.
-->'''Blueblood:''' Stay back! I just had myself groomed!\\
'''Rarity:''' Afraid to get ''dirty?!''
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Franny 911", Francine slaps Roger in the face with a bass after he (among other things) throws it at her shoes.
* ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'' episode "Freaky Spy-Day", Dudley does it to Jack by spilling water at him, and putting ketchup and butter to his face; all while being in Kitty's body.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* February 4th (2010) Lindsay Lohan went to see her ex, Samantha Ronson spin at Crown Bar in West Hollywood. It was reported that "Lindsay was trying to get Sam's attention, but Sam was working and apparently ignored her...Lindsay began 'dirty dancing' with a girl in front of Sam, who then became infuriated and called Lindsay 'a disgrace," after which Lindsay picked up a drink and threw it straight in Sam's face."
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhSnLqW7Eu4 Waiter! Bring Me Water]], Shania Twain directly calling on this trope.
* A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbifHevHekE live TV interview in 1995]] with Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Boris Nemtsov ended in an orange juice fight.
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