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[[caption-width-right:260:I snap my glove and SCARE MYSELF!]]
->''"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.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Comics ]]

* ''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.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* 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 ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''
* ''RushHour 3'' - The two protagonists have been detained by security in a French airport.
-->'''Chris Tucker:''' Can we go now?
-->'''Detective:''' *GloveSnap* this will just take a moment.
-->"This" turns out to be a [[AssShove cavity search]]...
-->'''Jackie Chan:''' [[OhCrap Oh shit!]]
* The MadDoctor in ''[[TheRescuers The Rescuers Down Under]]'' does this. "All right, girls, let's [[IncrediblyLamePun snap to it]]!" *snap* Oh! That smarts..."
* PlayedForLaughs in ''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 ''TheHandThatRocksTheCradle'' when the [[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.

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[[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.

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[[folder: New Media ]]

* 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.

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* One of the miniatures for [[{{Malifaux}} Malifaux's]] resident MadScientist Dr. Douglas McMourning is posed mid-glove snap.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* TheMedic in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' [[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.

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[[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 ''{{Narbonic}}'', during the ''Professor Madblood and the Lovelace Affair'' storyline, Helen has quite a mad-sciencey one.
* In ''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.

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[[folder: Web Video ]]

* An interesting variant in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz9VmqYpiKc this]] [[FiveSecondFilms 5 Second Film]] in which the GloveSnap ''is'' the AssShove.

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[[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. Naturally, Robin's terrified and screams out that he's real.
* Dr. Drakken definitely did this in ''KimPossible''.
* Peter Griffin's doctor in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' does this just before giving him a [[AssShove prostate exam]].
* The town doctor does this at one point in ''{{Rango}}''.
* 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.

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[[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.

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