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->''"But if I weren't a scout, a doctor I would be! Bend down, touch your toes, this won't hurt a bit!"''
-->-- "If I were not a... scout", campfire song.

When the MadDoctor is ready to "operate", this almost always includes shoving his hands into big latex gloves with a (usually upward) thrusting motion while tugging on the back of the glove with the other hand; then there's a loud snap at the end when the back of the glove is released. Pretty much a MadDoctor and [[TheMedic Medic]] staple, and also pretty common in cartoons. Usually meant to inspire [[AssShove fear]] or to startle; usually part of the CreepyPhysical.

Compare GlovedFistOfDoom. Also see AssShove, which frequently uses this as a family-friendly suggestion. Not to be confused with the GloveSlap.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The title character of ''Literature/BeautifulBonesSakurakosInvestigation'' does this whenever she encounters a crime scene.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In one scene in ''ComicBook/SuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'', FirstPersonSmartass Boomerang describes ChewToy fellow villain Mirage as not talking despite undergoing lots of "probing" by more fearsome villains Chameleon and Owl. The illustration shows Chameleon clad in surgical garb and sporting a SlasherSmile as he snaps a glove (labeled "genuine latex") onto his wrist.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' has a comic where Dilbert opens a package, and by doing so agrees to a full cavity search at any time. Enter woman with the glove snap.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the ''WebVideo/SuperPowerBeatDown'' match "The Joker & Harley Quinn vs Deadpool & Domino", when Joker is about to finish off Deadpool with acid, he puts on rubber gloves and makes them snap.
-->'''Joker:''' But don't worry, you're in good hands with Uncle Joker...

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The MadDoctor in ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'' does this. "All right, girls, let's [[{{Pun}} snap to it]]!" *snap* Oh! That smarts..."
* The town doctor does this at one point in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}''.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The infamous glove-snapping scene in ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.
* Latex glove snap done by a fearsomely large nurse in ''Film/{{Armageddon}}''.
* [[ImpliedTrope Implied]] in one scene in ''Film/KungPowEnterTheFist'':
-->'''Master Tang:''' As you know, I am a man of special needs. One of you will now receive... ''the Fist of Fury!''\\
(''cut to students looking anxious'')\\
'''Master Tang:''' Prepare... the long rubber glove. (''sound of latex snapping'') Eeny... meeny... miney... ''moe...'' I wonder where... ''my glove will go...''
* ''Film/UndercoverBrother''. One of Mr. Feather's minions does this repeatedly, greatly to Mr. Feather's annoyance.
* ''Film/{{Fletch}}''. A proctologist does this before giving Fletch an examination, as shown [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBsIcRZBh3A here]].
* Jim Carrey's Count Olaf does this in his herpetologist disguise in ''Lemony Snicket's Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''
* ''Film/RushHour3'': The two protagonists have been detained by security in a French airport.
-->'''[[Creator/ChrisTucker Carter]]:''' Can we go now?\\
'''Detective:''' (''glove snap'') This will just take a moment.\\
(''"This" turns out to be a [[AssShove cavity search]]...'')\\
'''[[Creator/JackieChan Lee]]:''' [[OhCrap Oh shit!]]
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/WaynesWorld'', when the BigBad is being "searched for drugs".
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': Judge Doom does this before putting a toon shoe in "the Dip."
* Missing in ''Film/TheHandThatRocksTheCradle'' when the [[Creator/JohnDeLancie gynecologist]], right before performing a vaginal exam, holds his hand up high enough for the patient, already in the stirrups, to see him put on his glove. As he brings his hand down and out of view, he slips the glove off and pockets it, so he can do the exam with his bare hand. He was a bad man.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/TheXFiles'', Mulder accuses Scully of enjoying doing this.
* Tony of ''Series/{{NCIS}}''; though it's more comedic than sinister.
* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' has used it for comedic affect, even more so in that it was the [[HollywoodNerd Geek]] that did the snapping.

* The pose of the nurse on the cover of Music/Blink182's album "Enema of the State".

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* One of the miniatures for ''TabletopGame/{{Malifaux}}''[='s=] resident MadScientist Dr. Douglas [=McMourning=] is posed mid-glove snap.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'':
** TheMedic [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/logo_phpBB.png does it]] with his Syringe gun taunts.
-->"Anuhza successful procedure!"\\
"Woops! Zat was not medicine."\\
"Did zat sting? ''Sorry!''"\\
"''Zat'', vas doctor-assisted homicide!"
** He also does it in the ''[[SupplementalMaterial/TeamFortress2 Meet the Medic]]'' video, before he and the Heavy return to the battlefield. Notably, what he had been doing previously -- open thoracic cavity surgery to implant an UberCharge module -- he did without benefit of gloves.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' short "The Science of Magic" it is Downplayed, but Sunset does indeed snap a latex glove on her hand while explaining the experiments she has planned. While the gesture isn't too threatening, Applejack doesn't look overly confident.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The second strip of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', seen [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20000613.html here.]] (The threat of the [[AssShove expected exam]] is subverted, if only because Schlock points out he lacks the necessary anatomy.)
* In ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', during the ''Professor Madblood and the Lovelace Affair'' storyline, Helen has quite a mad-sciencey one.
* In ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', Remy [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/skinhorse/series.php?view=archive&chapter=47472#strip6 gets an ideal glove snap]] after dramatically opening his collection of scalpels.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkOXwXHvFa4 spoof of an Apple advertisement]] Mac decides to slip on a glove while PC is frozen. He is interrupted before he can do anything.
* An interesting variant in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz9VmqYpiKc this]] ''[[WebVideo/FiveSecondFilms 5 Second Film]]'' in which the GloveSnap ''is'' the AssShove.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Cyborg does this once in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', on Beast Boy's suggestion that they "check" Robin to see if he's a robotic duplicate. He also [[AssShove sticks up one finger]]. Naturally, Robin's terrified and screams out that he's real.
* Dr. Drakken definitely did this in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.
* Peter Griffin's doctor in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' does this just before giving him a [[AssShove prostate exam]].

* Happens a couple times in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''
** One early episode has Stan being overly paranoid about some new neighbors of Iranian (but born American) decent, and holds a block party in order to please Francine as well. When Bob Memari bends down to look into the soda cooler, Stan puts on the glove, and Bob notices.
--->'''Stan:''' What? It's a quirk, indulge me.
** It become a RunningGag in another episode when Roger constantly puts one on in order to offer someone else a hand job.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* During the 2008 American presidential campaign, Mitt Romney had the spectacularly bad luck/judgment to have [[http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y49/pspauld/romneyfudge.jpg this picture]] taken of him.