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A common form of punishment in animated shows that involves stretching a character's face on either side. Generally done to imitate a smile (usually to the ComicallySerious member of the cast for maximum humiliation) done out of frustration by one character towards another, or as a form of restraint. Optional "Gwwwommm" sound effect, and while not always done to the RubberMan, the general idea is the same.
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* In the ''{{Manga/FAKE}}'' OVA, Ryo stops a horny Dee and stretches his face out, making what one fan dubbed the "Gumby Face."
* The Mokonas in ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' and ''{{xxxHolic}}'' can be stretched out like this, usually with the sound effect.
** Fai once tried to make Kurogane look less grumpy by doing this to him. [[TheComicallySerious It didn't work.]]
* One of the lighter moments of ''GunslingerGirl'' has Giuseppe grab Henrietta's cheek and stretch it out because "I felt like it", though it's actually because [[spoiler:she reminds him of his dead little sister, who he used to do the same thing to]].
* Yomi does this to JerkAss Tomo at one point in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
** Yukari and Nyamo also do this to each other.
* In ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', Lilie stretches Ahiru's face this way several times.
* Similarly, in the ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' manga, Nenene does this a few times to Yomiko when frustrated.
** Nancy does this playfully to Yomiko in the OVA, as well.
** And in the anime, Yomiko tried to do it to Anita to ease her nervousness. Anita was not amused.
** Michelle does that from time to time to herself, [[TheDitz after she does something stupid]].
* Sha Gojyo and Son Goku do this constantly throughout the different anime series in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''.
* One of the more memorable scenes in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has a certain electric [[{{mons}} mon]] fall victim to this.
* Happens many, many times in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Usually Asuna to Negi, or Kotaro and Ayaka to each other.
** We should also bring up the time when Chachamaru uses this to ''cancel Negi's spellcasting''.
* As Monkey D. Luffy of ''OnePiece'' actually is a RubberMan, it's no surprise that this happens to him a lot. This is actually how he demonstrates it most of the time, including the first time it comes up.
-->'''Nami:''' "Rubber man"?
-->'''Luffy:''' ''(pulls his cheek out about a foot)'' Yeah, see?
* Haruhi of ''SuzumiyaHaruhi'' does this to punish Mikuru for not following her nonsensical baseball signals in "The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya".
* Done by Alisa on Nanoha when she gets annoyed at the lead character's DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife monologue during the first episode of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.
** In ''[=StrikerS=]'', Teana does this to Subaru.
* In the anime version of ''ChronoCrusade'', Shader does this to Chrono in a flashback. The scene does a good job setting up her PerkyFemaleMinion personality.
* In ''CandyBoy'', Kanade does this to Yukino rather often.
* In ''KOn'' Mio and Ritsu do this to ''each other'' after Yui announces she wants to join the Light Music Club after all.
** Mio does it again as punishment to Ritsu after the latter forgot to turn in their club application in episode 5 of season 1.
* After exchanging hats at the end of the [[SchoolFestival Cupid's Day festival]] in one of the rare lighthearted and tender moments of ''CodeGeass'', Shirley combines this with an AlmostKiss on an unsuspecting Lelouch.
* [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]: Ranma often does this to [[TheRival Ryoga]] out of fits of jealousy when he sees Ryoga and Akane together in what appears to be a romantic moment between the two of them.
* Junpei and Celsia do this to one another quite frequently in the more slapstick scenes of ''Manga/ThoseWhoHuntElves''.
* Used frequently in both ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' and its sister series ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'', with [[{{Tsundere}} Index]] and [[PsychoLesbian Kuroko]] usually being the ones on the receiving end.
* Holo does this to ''herself'' early on in ''SpiceAndWolf''; while explaining that wolves don't have cheeks (which is why they can't chew their food), she adds a visual aid.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Twice in Film/{{UHF}}.
** George Newman's aunt pulls on his cheek until it's nowhere near the rest of his face to get him to smile for her friends.
** George sticks his fingers in his friend Bob's mouth in order to yank it into a smile.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The title screen to ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' lets you stretch out various aspects of Mario's face and hold them in place for hilarious results. Perhaps as a nod to this, one minigame in VideoGame/MarioParty involves doing this to another character's face and trying to match it as closely as possible to a given image.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5TY1DqJ59E fan movie]] that depicts the meeting of Yukari and Yuyuko has Chen doing this on Yukari in an attempt to cheer her up.
* An secret anime segment in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' shows Flonne doing this to Laharl.
* In ''VideoGame/GrandiaII,'' Ryudo does this to Elena shortly before the dungeon containing Valmar's Tongue.
* In the ''AceAttorney'' games quite a few shocked expressions and meltdowns include this, a slight variation as they are self inflicted.
* In ''Madou Shouhei Kleinhasa'', Lulun does this to Roze in one scene.
* During his route in the visual novel ''VisualNovel/SweetFuseAtYourSide'', Shidou pulls on Saki's cheeks to see her smile.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* One of ''TheSimpsons'' Halloween specials had Ned take over the world and put everyone in smile machines that mechanically did this via hooks. Slight NightmareFuel, actually, especially if you'd ever been to an orthodontist.
** "Now remember everyone, BIIIIIIIG Smiles!"
*** Homer: (to another hooked smiler) "What the hell are YOU smilin' at?"
* Done on ''OsmosisJones'' by the title character to DaChief.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* A very old (and very disturbing) Japanese ''shunga'' painting shows a man stretching his face out vertically one way and horizontally another.
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