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->'''Creator/StephenFry:''' Do you know the difference between a frog and a toad?\\
'''Alan Davies:''' Spelling.
-->-- ''Series/{{QI}}''

Frogs. Some croak. Some jump. They are cold-blooded and generally have slimy or at least clammy skin. Yet people are fascinated by them. Maybe it's their tailless-ness that makes them resemble small people. Or perhaps it's their tadpole stages and their seemingly magical ability to turn from limbless fish-like creatures to a four-legged land-based one. Either way, they are a very diverse group of amphibians, ranging from extremely fat and hungry Pac-Man frogs that lurk in the undergrowth for prey to swift tree frogs whose agility rivals that of monkeys. Many are apt to lurk in the pond at a periscope depth and look at you, or sit perfectly still on the grass, melting into the background and then catching an insect with one [[SuperSpeed lightning-quick]] motion, like a ColdSniper. Or they can make various calls to attract mates, but you don't know where they are when doing so. While they're very sensitive to environmental changes, they can thrive virtually anywhere that has enough moisture. [[KillerRabbit The pretty neon colored ones can kill you with a touch]], and others will get you high when licked. Sometimes they just look like they know something funny, but won't tell you. A toad is a land-based variant with extra wart issues[[note]]So Davies is more or less correct that the distinction is mostly linguistic and has no actual basis in taxonomy: biologically speaking, toads and frogs are part of the same order, and they don't even neatly separate into distinct sub-orders or genera[[/note]]. All in all, they are rather [[RuleOfCool cool]] animals.

They also are one of the most common choices as wizards' {{familiar}}s. BewitchedAmphibians are one of the stock forms for BalefulPolymorph ([[Literature/TheFrogPrince naturally undone by a kiss]]). Not to be confused with the Soviet SSM with the [[ReportingNames reporting name]] [[FunWithAcronyms FROG]].

See also FreeTheFrogs and the "batrachophobia" section on the WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes page. Yes, some people are afraid of them.


[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' the ClassTrip arc had the current BigBad summon a small army of frogs to the car they were on in the bullet train to Kyoto. [[{{Ninja}} Kaede]] is [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes afraid of frogs]], and Makie hates things that are slimy. Later, Makie and Ayaka fell into a PitTrap full of frogs.
* ''KeroKeroKeroppi'' is a character and series by Sanrio.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'' has a frog demon appear as an early minor villain.
* ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' features a whole horde of invading aliens [[IntelligentGerbil who look like impossibly cute bipedal frogs]].
* In one chapter of ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'', Yotsuba catches a really big frog and shows it off to Ena and Miura. This is when we learn Miura is scared of slimy things and Ena thinks bullfrogs are cute.
* ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' has a toad inexplicably appear and let out a huge croak after the scene where Satsuki and Mei meet Totoro at the bus stop.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', toads are the [[SummonMagic summon]] used by the titular character and his mentor [[PublicDomainCharacter Jiraiya]] (see "Literature"), the latter of which also has several other toad-related abilities (like spitting toad oil). They're also the only summons shown to be able to perform [[FunctionalMagic ninjutsu]] not involving direct manipulation of their body, or to have their dwelling place shown. Naruto's eventual bond with the toads is foreshadowed by the cute frog-shaped wallet in which he stores his spending cash. Naruto thinks Froggy is especially cute when it's fat (i.e. full of money).
* In the second season of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', one of Judai's opponents named Princess Rose used a [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Des_Frog Des Frog]] deck.
* Most of the rank-and-file bathhouse workers in ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' are toad spirits, resembling humanoid toads wearing traditional Japanese clothing.

* Frogs, especially tropical ones, are some of Creator/UrsulaVernon's favorite subjects.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Creator/MarvelComics: At one point, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] was turned into a frog, in a story arc that lasted several issues.
** Thor ended up discovering a tribe of ''talking'' frogs in Central Park, and saving them from a tribe of rats. Oh, and when he found his magic hammer, he was transformed into... ''The Frog Of Thunder!!'' !
** In another story, Thor, ComicBook/IronMan, and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica were turned into frogs. Tony freaked out while Thor just did a FacePalm while muttering "Not again..." Thor sent a telepathic message to Frog-Thor for help.
* Of course, the infamous ComicBook/XMen villain and Brotherhood mainstay, Toad, whose Toad-like appearance was TurnedUpToEleven, in ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen''.
* SpiderMan has an ally in the Fabulous Frog-Man. Eugene Patilio, son of former Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} villain Leapfrog, decided to don his father's old costume and technology, in a bid to clean up his dad's reputation. He's a bit of a bumbler, however; [[HowDoIShotWeb he doesn't really understand how the suit works]], and usually [[TheFool ends up winning his battles by pure luck.]]
* In one strip, {{Garfield}} encounters a frog next to a sign that says "Beware of Frog". As he wonders why in the world he should (given his expression) it uses its tongue to trip him.

* The famous Budweiser Frog commercial.
* Dig'em the frog from the Honey Smacks cereal boxes.

[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* "Literature/TheFrogPrince" and its many derivatives and references.
* In "Literature/TheThreeLittleMenInTheWood", a girl is punished by having a toad hop from her mouth every times she speaks.
-->''And when she opened her mouth, and was about to tell her mother what had happened to her in the wood, with every word she said, a toad sprang out of her mouth, so that every one was seized with horror of her.''
* In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/diamondstoads/index.html Diamonds and Toads]]", despite the title, it's a toad or a snake.
* In "Literature/TheFrogPrincess", the youngest son ends up with a frog bride. She promptly proves he is wrong to be disappointed by proving to be a fine housewife, and then becoming a beautiful woman.
* "Literature/{{Thumbelina}}" is threatened by an arranged marriage to an old toad.
* In Creator/TheBrothersGrimm's "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/145ungratefulson.html The Ungrateful Son]]", a man hides a roast chicken from his aged father, but when he takes it out again, it's become a toad which hops on his head, never comes off, and has to be fed every day or else it eats ''him.''
* In Madame d'Aulnoy's "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/aulnoy/1892/benevolentfrog.html The Benevolent Frog]]", a fairy in the form of a frog helps a queen who is stranded in the woods. Later, she helps the queen's husband reunite with his wife and daughter.
* In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/eastsunwestmoon/stories/ironstov.html The Iron Stove]]", the princess, searching for her husband, finds a family of toads and has to spend the night with them. They give her good advice and send her on.
* In Creator/JosephJacobs's "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/jacobs/english/laidlyworm.html The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh]]", the WickedWitch is transformed into a toad at the end.
* A toad in a well causes it to dry up in "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/books/slavonic/wratislaw/rightremains.html Right Always Remains Right]]", "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/books/slavonic/wratislaw/3goldenhairs.html The Three Golden Hairs of Grandfather Allknow]]", and "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/29devilgoldhairs.html The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs]]".
* In "Literature/SleepingBeauty", the evil mother-in-law includes these in the pit to throw Sleeping Beauty and her children in.
-->''she commanded next morning, by break of day (with a most horrible voice, which made everybody tremble), that they should bring into the middle of the great court a large tub, which she caused to be filled with toads, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment vipers, snakes, and all sorts of serpents]] in order to have thrown into it the Queen and her children, the clerk of the kitchen, his wife and maid;''

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' is Disney's first 2D animated film since [[Disney/HomeontheRange 2004.]]
* The villains of ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'' are a deliciously hammy [[Creator/IanMcKellen Toad]], and his cousin [[Creator/JeanReno Le Frog]] and his team of [[McNinja French Ninja Frogs]]. This is discounting ThoseTwoBadGuys who are both labrats.
* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', King Harold's true form is actually revealed to be a frog. He eventually [[IncrediblyLamePun croaks]] as a frog at the very beginning of the third film.
* The infamous MarshmallowHell scene from ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''.
* ''Disney/TheAristocats''. Just right before Thomas O'Malley appears, Duchess and her kittens, after being left for dead in the French countryside by their owner's evil butler, are all awakened by a frog near the bridge said butler accidentally dropped the basket containing them from his motorcycle after being chased by dogs.
-->'''Berlioz:''' He has the mouth of a hippopotamus!
* The first thing Stitch sees upon landing on Earth in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' is a frog in the middle of the road.
* The BigLippedAlligatorMoment from ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' has a frog as a detective.
* Singing frogs in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''. It's better than it sounds, but not much.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle''. The {{bouncer}}s at the theater Chanticleer the rooster worked at as an ElvisPresley-esque singer are apparantly large toads.
* ''WesternAnimation/FreddieAsFRO7''

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''StarWars Episode VI: ReturnOfTheJedi''. The toad-like alien outside Jabba the Hutt's palace, viewable on [=YouTube=] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogUo1Okv1rQ at about 7:40]].
* The horror movie ''Film/{{Frogs}}'' has frogs and other swamp creatures turning against polluting humans.
* In ''Film/PracticalMagic'' toads play a big part in how Gillian's dead boyfriend haunts the household. When he [[DemonicPossession possesses her]], frogs and toads begin appearing all over the house, much to everyone's disgust.

* ''Literature/{{Batrachomyomachia}}'', attributed in ancient times to Homer, features frogs as people. Who actually composed it is up for debate.
* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''[[Literature/NomesTrilogy Bromeliad]]'' uses the frogs that live in the eponymous flower as a recurring metaphor. Near the end of the series, one of the characters, being excessively literal-minded (an occupational hazard for Pratchett characters), travels to the Amazon to see them for himself.
* ''Literature/ConSentiency'': not only Gowachin themselves, but also such proverb as ''"Arm yourself when the Frog God smiles"''.
* ''[[Creator/TerryPratchett Dark Side of the Sun]]'' has phnobes, frog-like aliens. When provoked, they can be less funny than they look.
* Frogs and toads also appear in Pratchett's {{Discworld}}. The Bursar's "dried frog pills" (for sanity) are made from a rough equivalent of Poison Dart Frogs. The Duc in ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'' is [[spoiler: an inversion of The Frog Prince; Lady Lilith turned a frog into a man]]. And Tiffany Aching in ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'' has to [[{{Pun}} follow the yellow sick toad]].
* The childrens' book series ''Literature/FrogAndToad'', by Arnold Lobel.
* "Save The Giant Flying Vampire Toad" by Creator/NormanSpinrad, June 1980 ''Omni'' magazine.
* Mr. Toad from ''TheWindInTheWillows'', who pumps too much air into himself and jump on anything he deems fashionable.
* The Legend of Jiraiya, about a ninja who could transform into a frog, his wife Tsunade, who could turn into a snail, and his enemy Oorochimaru, who could turn into a snake. [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sound familiar]] to anyone? It's [[OlderThanTheyThink Older Than You Think]].
* [[Literature/InheritanceCycle All toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads.]][[note]]Technically "toad" is not a taxonomic or biological term, it just refers to frogs which have dry skin.[[/note]]
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', toads in of themselves have no special powers, but a chicken egg hatched ''under'' a toad will produce a Basilisk.
** This is an old legend, which has been pared down. The exact pattern varies, but it generally goes that a ''rooster'' (yes, the ''male'' chicken) lays an egg which is then hatched in a dung pile by a toad. ''Nothing'' about a basilisk is natural.
** Not strictly a frog, but Umbridge is described frequently as having a "toad-like" face, denoting her ugly nature.
** Neville Longbottom has a toad {{familiar}}.
* The Toad in ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'' and its sequels. [[spoiler: A lawyer who was turned into a toad. In the illustrated edition, his name is given as [[PunnyName James Natter]].]]
* ''Green Wilma''
* ''Tuesday'', which is about several frogs in a pond mysteriously gaining the ability to fly and wreaking havoc all over town.
* The boatman who transports the heroes of ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'' upriver in ''The Hour of the Gate'' is a frog.
* In Creator/VernorVinge's novella, ''Literature/TrueNames'', Virginia, the Federal agent in charge of Mr. Slippery's case, chooses to become a frog when entering The Other Plane, as an inconspicuous form to hide in the swamps near the Coven's castle. It also makes it easy for her to pretend to be Slip's familiar when they meet up.
* In Creator/EDBaker's ''Literature/TheWideAwakePrincess'', an old woman tries to punish Annie by having toads and snakes come from her mouth while she speaks. It rebounds on her, and she gets a stream of them.
* In MichaelFlynn's Literature/SpiralArm novel ''In the Lion's Mouth'', Sleuth deduces that a weapon called "the Frog Prince" will jump.
* In Creator/JohnMilton's ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', Satan lurks "Squat like a Toad".
* In Japan there is a children's story caled ''Super Frog Saves Tokio'', which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* Creator/BruceCoville's ''Literature/MagicShop'' series includes the book ''Jennifer Murdley's Toad'', with a backstory based on the aforementioned "Literature/TheThreeLittleMenInTheWood". The title toad is Bufo, one of many creatures spawned from the girl's mouth and the first toad to do so, giving him the ability to speak and to change other people into toads by kissing them (though he doesn't know about this until the present day; he is also unaware that the transformation will be permanent after ten hours). He is also one of two toads who "happened" with a "Jewel of Perfect Happiness" in his forehead (the other was Esmeralda, the second toad to appear that day), which is why his "mother" spends many years learning to become a witch and searching for both toads in order to acquire the gems in their foreheads. In the present day, with Jennifer Murdley's help, Bufo and Esmeralda are finally reunited, and their "mother" is dealt with, meaning they can live in peace.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow''
-->''Sing out for the swamp and sing out for the ooze\\
The life of the frog is the life you should choose\\
Sing out for the swamp and sing out for the booooooog\\
Oh, it's ever so jolly\\
Just being a frog''\\
--'''Kermit, The Muppet Frog Prince'''
* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' episode "Cry of Silence'' had alien-possessed frogs attacking the human heroes.
* One of [[http://red-skelton.info/poetry/frogs-a-poem-by-red-skelton-read-by-clem-kadiddlehopper/ Red Skelton's poems]] from "Red Skelton More Funny Faces" is about the effects of incessant frog croaking.
* ''Series/DeadLikeMe'', all over the place. Toads represent Death, particularly in the first season, and a Frog and Toad are the first (sort of) characters on-screen. At the beginning of time, god (the lower-case is deliberate) gives Toad a jar which contains Death and is told never to open it. Frog hops along a few moments later, and starts pestering Toad to let him hold the jar. Toad finally relents, and Frog is so happy, he starts ''juggling'' the jar. Two guesses as to what happened then.
-->'''[[DeadpanSnarker George]]:''' Frog... was an asshole.
* The frog is the Black Ranger's ninja animal in ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'', the third season of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', and ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie''. While frogs being ninjas makes sense in Japan, ''Mighty Morphin': The Movie'' had Adam comment that MyNewGiftIsLame before it was related to "Literature/TheFrogPrince".
** In ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'' and ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'', Hikaru/Daggeron was originally [[BewitchedAmphibians trapped as a frog]]. After being restored, they were revealed as [[KnightInShiningArmor Knights in Shining Armor]] and became their respective teams' {{Sixth Ranger}}s.
** Several years later, ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'' has the movie-exclusive mecha FS-0O, a [=frog/submarine=].

* "Joy To The World" by Music/ThreeDogNight is about a bullfrog named Jeremiah who sings "Joy To The World".
* Music/FrankZappa often made reference to the "toads of the short forest" in his lyrics, namely on albums such as ''Music/WeaselsRippedMyFlesh'', ''Music/WakaJawaka'' and ''Music/OverNiteSensation''. The song "Frogs With Dirty Little Lips" on ''Music/ThemOrUs'' was co-written by Zappa's then ten year old son Ahmet.

* One of the game modes in ''Pinball/ScaredStiff'' is "Night of the Leapers", where the player must squish several frogs by hitting key targets on the playfield... which has several small (toy) frogs, jumping up and down during the mode.

[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* [[http://www.wrestlingisfun.org Wrestling Is Fun]] has "The Pride of Tallinn" the UsefulNotes/{{Estonia}}n [=Thunderfrog=].

[[folder: Religion]]
* OlderThanFeudalism: The Second Plague of Egypt was the Plague of Frogs. Like the First Plague, the Pharaoh's sorcerers were able to duplicate it, but unlike the first time, they were unable to stop it themselves, which Moses proved able to do, letting the Pharaoh choose when the plague would end to prove it was divine retribution. Nevertheless, the Pharaoh rescinded his promise afterwards, not for the last time.

[[folder:Tabletop RPG]]
* TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons: True to the classics, a spellcaster can obtain a toad {{Familiar}}.
** There's the Bullywugs -- a ChaoticEvil (as almost everything non-herbivore there) race of frog-like humanoids. Defeated by tempting them with alcohol which they can't resist and so drink until knocked out by severe intoxication. And there's the Grippli -- a race of slightly humanoid tree frogs about the size of a wild cat, mostly peaceful tribal hunter-gatherers. And big, carnivorous frogs, the ChaoticNeutral (''very'' chaotic) slaadi, mostly on the Outer Planes. There are also hezrou, demons that look like huge, ugly toads. (One rather intelligent slaad named Xanxost claimed that they are "the tanar'ri that look most like slaadi, but are not as handsome or powerful as the greatest warriors of Limbo.")
** There are various types of [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant frogs]], some of which can swallow a character whole. Killer Frogs, Poisonous Frogs, the Froghemoth monster (a giant frog [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on steroids and acid]]), Giant Toads. Also there's a creature in the ''Book of Exalted Deeds'' called ''Apocalypse Frog Swarm''.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', giant frogs are the direct apprentices of the {{Precursors}}, some of the most powerful wizards on the planet, minor gods to the LizardFolk race [[TheMagocracy they rule]] and entirely [[OmniscientMoralityLicense inscrutable know-it-alls]]. The frog PR department did well on that one, [[BeautyEqualsGoodness even if they do look a bit like]] [[StarWars Jabba]].
** There is also the Bretonnian Fay Enchantress, who brings in the classic fairytale Baleful Polymorph version with her Spiteful Glance spell that turns enemies into frogs. An epic version of this spell is also available to all Bretonnian wizards in Storm of Magic games, which affects all enemy characters. A similar effect can also be achieved with the common magic item Sivejir's Hex Scroll (formerly Bufo's Hex Scroll, after the Latin for toad), which temporarily turns an enemy wizard into a toad in response to their casting a spell.
* TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}} has a few, including the Flying Frogs in the original and the [[{{Pun}} Froggoth]] in Munchkin Cthulhu.

* The musical ''Theatre/AYearWithFrogAndToad'', which is based on the ''Literature/FrogAndToad'' stories.

* [[CallARabbitASmeerp Ghekula]] in ''{{Bionicle}}''. Killing one is supposed to bring bad luck.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' are a trio of anthropomorphic amphibians who do battle. To be precise, they battle the evil Dark Queen and her minions.
* ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}'' is a classic arcade game about guiding frogs across a busy street and a rushing river.
* ''VideoGame/BlasterMaster'' has Fred, Jason's pet, who later becomes a boss.
* In ''VideoGame/CaveStory'', during one of the fights against Balrog, he briefly gets turned into a giant frog for little reason.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' has Glenn... or as he goes by most of the time, Frog. He got hit with a BalefulPolymorph that turned him into a frog-man. He [[CursedWithAwesome kind of likes it]]. His final Tech lets him summon a giant frog, which was one of the "Holy crap!" moments in the AttractMode.
* In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'', Winky the frog is one of the Kongs' animal allies. He can jump and is [[FlightStrengthHeart immune to bees]].
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series usualy have a BalefulPolymorph spell that can turn its targets into frogs. Sometimes frogs are even enemies.
** Heh, speaking of the BalefulPolymorph version, you '''have to''' turn into a frog to overcome one obstacle in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII''. In the DS remake, Refia (who doesn't like frogs) complains when you're faced with having to do it a second time.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' features a race of swamp-dwellers called the Qu who primarily feed on frogs ([[ExtremeOmnivore though they'll eat pretty much anything]], [[CannibalismSuperPower and can even learn abilities from their prey once consumed]]). Quina the Qu joins your party on a sort of gourmand pilgrimage, serving as the Blue Mage. Later, when Regent Cid fails to break the BalefulPolymorph cast on him by his jilted wife (by accidentally changing his form, previously a bug, to that of a frog), it leads to a humourous scene where Quina has to restrain [[AmbiguousGender hirself]] from preying on him.
* ''VideoGame/JackieChansActionKungFu'' has frogs that give Jackie items.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda:''
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has a group of multicolored frogs that pay Link to play music for them.
** ''VideoGame/TwilightPrincess'' has a large, froggy miniboss.
** A frog in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]'' gives Link an item that lets him warp, and some frogs out on the ocean teach him how to get back to the spots where he finds them by using it.
** In ''VideoGame/TheWindWaker'' the gods of the wind, Zephos and Cyclos, are a couple of frogs that teach Link new abilities.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' has a frog-like mask (Don Gero Mask) that allows you to talk to frogs, some of which were trapped as a MiniBoss, and eventually, gather them into a choir!
* The enemy Wollywogs in ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}''.
* Slippy Toad and his father from the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' series.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' had Tadpole Pond, home to Mallow's adopted grandfather Frogfucius.
* In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' Mario can get a Frog suit in World 3. It lets him jump higher and swim freely in all directions.
* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' has nine, count 'em, ''nine'' kinds of Frog Noise. They're the first kind that Neku encounters.
* There's a Sim in ''VideoGame/MySims Kingdom'' who... not sure if he's supposed to be some guy in a frog costume, or actually a frog but with a human face. In either case, when you first encounter him, he's going around scaring the two other sims.
* One kind of Herra Tick in ''TheBibleGame'' for the Game Boy Advance is a frog. Not that there's a significant difference between the forms...
* Jenny from ''VideoGame/ChibiRobo'' spends the game wearing a frog outfit. She also speaks in ribbits for the most part.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
** In the ''Pokemon'' series, the Poliwag (particularly Politoed) and Croagunk evolution lines are based on frogs, though Croagunk and Toxicroak are poisonous and appropriately disturbing. [[RunningGag Poor Brock]]...
** The Tympole line joins in on this, too. [[ElementalRockPaperScissors Just keep them away from Grass attacks.]]
** [[spoiler: Ghetsis]] has a Seismitoad. It's easily the [[BreatherLevel Breather Round]] in his [[ThatOneBoss grueling battle]].
** Starter Froakie joins the list in Gen VI. It eventually evolves into Greninja, a ''[[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja frog]]''.
* While not ''quite'' a frog herself, the goddess Suwako Moriya of the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' series is associated with frogs; even her NiceHat looks like a frog.
** Meanwhile, ditzy ice fairy Cirno has a hobby of encasing frogs in ice, because they can usually survive this. "Usually", because [[BlackComedy she drops one in three]].
* The old PC fighting game ''BattleBeast'' had a villainous "Toadman", and you got bonus points for squishing toads.
* [[BackyardSports I have a frog. His name's Frog.]]
* The Lizardmen race of ''AgeOfWonders'' use giant frogs as combat mounts - the Lizardmen deploy amphibious Frog Rider cavalry units, the equally amphibious leaders of the race ride frogs, and they bring out a slightly mutated frog called the Lurker as a GlassCannon and aquatic spy. Giant frogs sans riders can also be summoned, but as one might expect, aren't very useful in combat.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' shamans have the spell [[BalefulPolymorph Hex which turns enemies into frogs]]. They're also used in some troll divinations as a type of oracle and are available as pets.
** Gorlocs resemble nothing so much as sapient frogs; they have hop attacks and even have an idle animation where they use their tongue to catch flying bugs.
* The Hekett of ''GuildWars'' are large, sapient toads. A small portion of their race has a more humanoid shape but remains decidedly toad-like.
** ''GuildWars2'' introduces the Hylek, a ProudWarriorRace of frog people who specialize in brewing poisons and antidotes.
* Yousuke from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' has Jiraiya, a mythological ninja who can shape-shift into frogs, as his persona.
* ''VideoGame/MegaMan4'' had Toad Man, and later his AlternateContinuity [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork counterpart]], [=ToadMan.EXE=]. Also, since most [=NetNavis=] have human operators, [=ToadMan.EXE=] has the unsubtly frog-based reporter Ribitta.
* Splot, the [[BubblegloopSwamp swamp level]] in ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!'', features loads of frog enemies. They will usually try to attack Bug with a flyswatter attached to their tongue.
** The sequel, ''Bug Too''! has the same frogs in, of all levels, [[{{Wackyland}} Cicada]] [[MushroomSamba Night]] [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs Fever]]. Probably because of licking the toad?
* One of the boss battles in ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' revolves around the fact that Kamek shrinks Yoshi and feeds him to a frog. The object of the battle is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6ej6OpbVaw to batter the frog's uvula with eggs to get back out.]] It's also the only boss battle in the game that ''inverts'' the MakeMyMonsterGrow trope; you can even see the surprise in Yoshi's face as he realises that ''he'' is the one being affected by Kamek's spell.
* There are two flavors of frog in ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'', both of which are highly dangerous due to their erratic jumping patterns. The blue ones instantly die when attacked, but the red ones [[DelayedExplosion start spasming for a few seconds before subsequently exploding]] (though, if they jump into a pool of water, they turn blue).
* King Wart, the BigBad of VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 (Called Mamu in the original ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic'') is a giant frog-like creature.
* Giant anthromorphic frog is one of the many enemies in ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV''. Disturbingly, it gives you S/M gear armour when defeated.
* ''Pocket Frogs'' for the iPad.
* ''All'' frogs in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' act as save points, even if they're dead. Among the unusual frog types the player may encounter are a ghost frog, a stuffed frog found in the Chimera Labs, and even the Magic Butterfrog (who isn't proud of his name).
* The Chef Kyroo, Sir Kyroo, and Lord Kyroo dream eaters in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D'' (Kyroo derived from kaeru, the Japanese word for frog). [[MagicKnight They all pack shields, a melee weapon, and magic]], and make for annoying adversaries, but helpful companions.
* Baron Dante from {{VideoGame/Croc}} is a frog. His minions the Dantinis are froglike but there is a suggestion that they were once something else.
* ''VideoGame/RibbitKing'' is centred around a fictional sport called 'Frolf' (a portmanteau of 'frog' and 'golf'), where the amphibious creatures are used as projectiles instead of traditional golf balls.
* Several frogs are present in ''VideoGame/TheFloorIsJelly'', and even interacts with the bouncy jelly terrain as they hop around much like the player character can.
* Frogs appear as enemies in the ''VideoGame/{{Something}} series'', but they are immune to fire and they ride on pogo sticks.
* The Demon of Song in ''Videogame/DarkSoulsII''. It looks like a giant frog when its "mouth" is closed. When the mouth opens, it reveals its true ghastly face and long spindly arms. The face is the only vulnerable part of the demon since the frog body is NighInvulnerable. [[spoiler:It also has a surprisingly beautiful singing voice.]]
* ''Videogame/FrogsAndFlies'', AKA ''Frog Bog'', is about two frogs competing to catch the most flies.
* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter 4'' introduced the Tetsucabra monster, a ''giant armored toad'' with huge tusks and jaws that can easily crush boulders.


* Fea from ''Webcomic/{{Yamara}}'' summoned a {{familiar}}, ''[[http://yamara.com/yamaraclassic/index.php?date=2005-06-16 Poopsie]]''--the cutest, sweetest, [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: cuddliest ]]
toad in the whole wide world. Whether this or BalefulPolymorph is worse -- you decide.
* Frogs feature rather prominently in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', and a player in each SBURB session is in charge of breeding them. This is an important task, because the player will end up [[spoiler: creating the Genesis Frog, which becomes a new universe]].
* IrregularWebcomic features giant frogs fairly often; usually, various [[TheGrimReaper Deaths]] are responsible for collecting the souls of people who died from some kind of hilariously improbable incident involving a giant frog.
* One ''[[http://kokotheblue.com/ Koko the Blue]]'' storyline has Koko and Marl helping out a Frog Prince.

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* ''OneFroggyEvening'' (TropeNamer cartoon itself)
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''TheSimpsons'' have done stories wherein the characters get high from licking toads.
** One episode of the latter had Bart Simpson be forced to go to Australia to get his butt kicked as punishment for prank-calling them on the phone. As soon as the Simpson family arrive at Sydney airport, Bart leaves a frog he brought there behind, and is immediately taken in by a kangaroo. At the end of the episode, just right after Bart is proven guilty and hence kicked in the rear, thousands of frogs immediately rush into the courtroom and start attacking everyone there. When the Simpsons are on the airplane heading back to the US, a koala can be seen grabbing onto the plane's landing gear.
* ''FlipTheFrog''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has-[[MemeticMutation ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!]] The trope is mocked in "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E1KifGetsKnockedUpANotch Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch]]" when Kif is harassed on his home planet by "a poisonous froad!"
* Will's favourite animal in ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' is the frog.
** Which doesn't prevent her from offering to dissect one of her friends' frogs in biology class, meaning she does not plan to FreeTheFrogs or they were already dead. It's stressed in the original comic book/magazine that she [[GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals only likes ''stuffed'' frogs]].
* ''Michigan J. Frog''
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', the Eds visit a pond to look for frogs for a scam. At one point Ed dresses up like one.
-->'''Eddy:''' Give 'em some more leg, Ed!
* Ed and Bev Bighead from ''RockosModernLife''.
* Toadhog from ''JungleJunction''.
* Frog from ''WordWorld''.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}} Rupert and the Frog Song]]''
* Slapper from Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise.
* ''Kaeloo''
* Baron Silas Greenback, the [[BigBad principle villain]] from 'WesternAnimation/{{DangerMouse}}' is a fat green toad.
* Mr. Toad from Literature/TheWindInTheWillows in it's many incarnations is [[LargeHam A TOAD! ALWAYS A TOOOOAD!!!!]] in both meanings of the word.
* DePatie-Freleng's 'Tijuana Toads'. Or the [[ExecutiveMeddling redubbed for TV version]] 'Texas Toads.'
* The Incurseans from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' series are bloodthirsty anthropomorphic frogs.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', there were the four mutant frogs created by Shredder in an attempt to create a team to challenge the Turtles. Emulating Splinter, he named them after historical figures ''he'' admired: Genghis Frog, Attila the Frog, Rasputin the Mad Frog, and Napoleon Bonafrog. (The frogs later made a HeelFaceTurn, but felt no need to change their names.)
* In ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures,'' the Wind Demon is an enormous toad that blows gale-force winds from its mouth after inflating its throat sac.