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[[caption-width-right:350:"I'm so angry I could just throw a rock\\
at [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption that poster of]] [[Series/ThePartridgeFamily David Cassidy!"]]]]

->''"Sometimes there are just not enough rocks."''
-->-- '''Forrest Gump''', ''Film/ForrestGump''

Basically, this is when enraged characters start throwing objects around to express their frustration. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin They're throwing a tantrum, and throwing objects in the process]].

Not to be confused with just being about tantrums in general; [[JustForPun the title is a pun]].

See also AgitatedItemStomping, AngerMontage, TrashTheSet, PunchAWall, FlippingTheTable, DeskSweepOfRage.



* The Panda from the ''Never Say No to Panda'' campaign throws a worker's keyboard, after smashing it against his desk.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
%%* ''Manga/OuranHighschoolHostClub'' has one episode in which this happens at least three times.
* Index throws things at Touma a number of times in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', often because of things that weren't really his fault to begin with.
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'': It's a running joke that mob bosses throw ashtrays at their underlings in a tantrum, with identical camera angles.
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'': Heiwajima Shizuo often throws [[SuperStrength impossibly heavy things]] when somebody makes him mad. Vending machines are pretty popular with him. He first discovered his super strength while attempting to throw a refrigerator at his brother.
* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai'' episode 13 (OVA). When Taro goes to talk to Grace, she asks what he wants. When he can't tell her immediately, she starts throwing things at him and tells him that if he doesn't want anything he should get out.
* ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'': After an argument with Akira over some ethical compromises [[note]]i.e. blackmailing a hostile politician with his five-year-old grandson's humanity[[/note]], Mina does not grab something off her desk and throw it across the room when he storms out. [[UndeadChild She]] grabs the (massive hardwood) desk and throws it across the room.
* The novelization of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' says that [[IllGirl Nunnally]] has temper tantrums and breaks stuff whenever Lelouch is gone, but doesn't remember doing so and is confused by the mysterious cuts on her hands. This behavior is exclusive to the novels and is apparently intended to further suggest how screwed up everyone in the universe is.
* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' does it its own way: when Akane throws a tantrum, she doesn't throw little rocks. No, [[ColonyDrop she sends giant asteroids to destroy the Earth]], unless she's given candy or a good scolding by her great-grand daughter [[BadassTeacher Akari]].
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': The Pirate Lord Big Mom is known for throwing epic tantrums whenever she gets a craving for a particular food, and can only be stopped when said food is given to her.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Tintin}} Tintin and the Picaros]]'', upon realizing that he and his friends have been conned into living in a GildedCage, he hurls his hat across the room. It lands on Calculus's head as he coincidentally enters.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/AChanceMeetingOfTwoMoons'': Both Luna and Artemis start hurling plates and other things at their respective siblings when they start acting overprotective due to not being familiar with the other pony their younger sibling has just met.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* There's a hilarious one in ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' with Roxie hurling things at Metro Man, and since he's {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le he doesn't even blink as the stuff she throws keeps shattering against his face.
* Bad Cop from ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''; whenever he gets angry, he throws around an office swivel chair. He seems to have... issues with rolling chairs. At one point, he throws a minute long tantrum ([[RapidFireComedy a rather long time considering how the humor of the film is paced]]) all the while juggling that poor chair. He manages to brain a poor robo-cop in the background with it by accident. Mind you, it was right after a police chase, so it seems he brings chairs around ''just'' to abuse them.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'', Rémy starts throwing things around in the restaurant backyard after Linguini spurns him. It doesn't go very far since he's rather small, but he manages to break a wine bottle.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox'' when Boggis, Bunce, and Bean learn that Mr. Fox and the other animals have dug under their farms and stole all their farm goods, Bean proceeds to trash everything inside his trailer and even some of the things outside.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* When Mildred leaves Phillip for the last time in ''Literature/OfHumanBondage'' (1934), she wrecks his room, slices up his paintings, and burns the railroad bonds that constitute his life savings.
* ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'': Norton throwing rocks around during his "it's a conspiracy" rant [[spoiler:made a hole in a poster on the wall, revealing Andy's escape from prison.]] The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' parody of this scene provides the page image and the quotation used for the caption thereof.
* In ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/AttackOfTheClones'', Anakin does this while ranting about how Obi-Wan's "holding him back."
* ''Film/CitizenKane'': Upon his wife leaving him, Kane goes in her room and smashes/throws everything he sees.
* In Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'', the Mad Hatter does this [[spoiler:in the Red Queen's Castle.]]
* ''Film/WalkHard'': Standard event when Dewey experiences some life setback.
* ''Film/{{Bridesmaids}}'': Annie has an epic one leading up to the wedding.
* In ''Film/TheRoom'', at the height of Johnny's angry tirade upon breaking up with Lisa he throws his own television set right through the window out onto the street.
-->'''[[Podcast/RiffTrax Mike Nelson]]:''' In his enraged state, he's able to lift a 65 pound CRT TV as if it were a hollow prop of some kind!
* Lester in ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', throwing a plate of food against the wall.
* Detective Loki from ''Film/{{Prisoners}}'' throws his stuff off his desk then smashes his keyboard in frustration, because [[spoiler:his interrogation of Bob Taylor (the suspect) ends in the suspect's suicide]].
* Late in ''Film/ForrestGump'', Jenny returns to what's left of the house where she was [[RapeAsBackstory sexually abused]] [[IncestIsRelative by her father]] and starts throwing rocks at it. Forrest later has the house bulldozed.
* In ''Film/BoundForGlory'', after being forced by his radio station to provide a set list of non-controversial, non-political songs, Woody Guthrie trashes a store room.
* The deeply satisfying climax of ''Literature/MissLuluBett'' has Lulu stalk out of the Deacon home after contemptuously refusing Dwight's "forgiveness", but not before wrecking a lot of his dishes and shouting that all her years of unpaid work will pay for them.
* ''Film/{{Timequest}}'': Vice President Lyndon Johnson has a fit when he learns Kennedy is planning to pull out of Vietnam before winning the 1964 election (for JFK survived the assassination attempted). He tells JFK that he'll be seen as a "communist appeaser". JFK replies that he "[[PrecisionFStrike Don't Really Give a Shit]]".
* ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'': Loki, after he learns of [[spoiler:the death of Frigga, his adoptive mother]], throws around the furniture of his cell with his magic.
* In John Waters' ''Female Trouble'', Divine as a teenage girl goes into an angry fit on Christmas when she doesn't get the shoes she wanted, and hurls the Christmas tree down on her mother.
* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Zod's reaction to finding out the [[MacGuffin Codex]] isn't in Kal-El's pod is to angrily toss Martha Kent's truck into the Kent farmhouse.
* In ''Film/SummerSchool'', when Mr. Shoop tells his students that they need to study for the upcoming aptitude test, they tell him he'll need to keep bribing them in order to study, when he tells them he's serious, they laugh him off and ask for more favors. He then picks up a text book, throws it up against the wall, while telling them he has done more than enough for them up until that point, [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere and storms off, saying he's quitting teaching and that he doesn't care if they flunk out of school.]]
* Downplayed in ''Film/{{Downfall}}''; despite having ''several'' explosive [[VillainousBreakdown Villainous Breakdowns]], UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler has only one instance of TantrumThrowing, when he chucks some pencils at a map in the midst of his rant over Steiner's failure to counterattack.

* Gustav Adolf does this in ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo''. It's stated that he does this so often his quarters are deliberately stocked with cheap furniture.
* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' Ren's first husband, Keifer, threw violent item-smashing tantrums, called names, and [[LysistrataGambit withheld sex]] whenever he didn't get what he wanted. When she gets engaged to Jerin and later sees that he's made a mess of the suite she put him in, she worries that he's prone to these too. [[spoiler:Then she realizes it's a lot neater than a tantrum would leave. Jerin was doing a very detailed search of his quarters to find out who Kiefer was cheating on his wives with, and along the way finds evidence that Keifer murdered his father-in-law.]]
* Polgara does this at least twice in ''Literature/TheBelgariad''/''Mallorean'' prequel novels. In ''Castle of Wizardry'', she and Ce'Nedra go TrashTheSet instead.
* In a notable instance in ''Will of the Empress'' from the ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' series, After Daja finds out her love interest isn't going to come with her when they leave Namorn, she locks herself up in her room, crying. Tris comes in to yell at her for tossing a fit and snapping at Zhegorz and Daja throws a dish at her, which Tris ducks away from. The next thing Daja throws, Tris bats away with her wind magic.
* In ''Literature/{{Dogsbody}}'', Sirius is accused of angrily throwing a dangerous stellar weapon while in a temper, and aiming to kill.
* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books have a few examples.
** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', upon discovering that Fred and George have engorged Dudley's tongue, Uncle Vernon begins throwing things at the Weasleys and Harry, who flee the house via Floo Powder.
** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', Harry begins throwing and smashing random objects in Dumbledore's office, wanting an explanation about everything that's been going on from Dumbledore, who [[spoiler:realizes that he must finally tell Harry the AwfulTruth]].
* While ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'s'' Vicar Zaspahr Clyntahn is not ''quite'' as hotheaded as his HairTriggerTemper reputation suggests, he is known to go into some serious rages when things go badly. In ''How Firm a Foundation'' he flies into such a rage when informed that one of their main fleets has been destroyed and its commanding officers defected rather than face him. He goes so far as to hurl ''his desk'' away.
* Blanche, a {{conjoined twin|s}} who's long been unconscious, starts to show signs of life by randomly throwing things, much to the disturbance of her other half Nora in ''Literature/HalfLife''.
* ''Children of the Dust'' by British author Louise Lawrence contains a scene where five-year-old William Harnden starts demanding things which, because the world has recently been devastated by a nuclear war, his mother, Veronica, is unable to give him. In the end, he throws Lego bricks at her and yells at her to "buy him a Mars bar", at which point Veronica (the only member of the Harnden family who has ventured out of their house and seen the aftereffects of the war) crosses the DespairEventHorizon.
* In ''Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing'' from Creator/JudyBlume's ''Literature/{{Fudge}}'' series, when Peter Warren Hatcher gets upset by his brother Fudge ruining his school project poster on transportation, and he couldn't get his parents to listen to him due to their (assumed) indifference to the situation, Peter goes to his room and throws his shoe against a wall, leaving a black mark on the wall.
** Also from the same book, Fudge gets upset when his father ends up throwing out the omelet he cooked for himself and his two sons that he threw a fork against a potted plant and knocked some dirt out of it.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Xander bouncing a tennis ball at a chalkboard after Buffy rejects him. ("Prophecy Girl")
** The Master throws a few candelabra around his prison after Darla bites it. ("Angel")
** After Angelus' ritual goes awry, he grabs the nearest stone pot and smashes it.
--->'''Spike:''' Someone wasn't worthy...
** When Willow is held random for an artifact, Wesley plays devil's advocate, saying the artifact must be destroyed. A shouting match ensues, which Oz wordlessly puts an end to by getting out of his chair and shoving an urn (which was the vital ingredient in the spell to destroy said artifact) across the room, smashing it. ("Choices")
* This is a stock gag in ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'' where crockery is the projectile of choice. Which is often TruthInTelevision since when domestic tensions boil over it is the closest thing to hand.
* Apparently, according to Worf in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', this is a stock feature in Klingon Courtship.
* ''Series/SexAndTheCity'': Maria does one of these half deliberately towards the end of her relationship with Samantha.
* In the ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' episode "Tori Gets Stuck", Jade throws something at the wall when she finds out Tori got the lead role in the school play instead of her.
* On ''Series/{{MASH}}'', Col. Potter began trashing his office after he began to believe his wife bought a houseboat. Klinger stopped him just before he was about to throw a picture of his wife.
* In ''Series/HappyDays'', when Fonzie gets pissed off at the garage he works at, he kicks a car, throws a towel, and then pulls himself together. It's in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KeOGDUFVOw#t=22s some versions]] of the opening credits.
* Sue Sylvester from ''Series/{{Glee}}'' has done this twice when she gets especially annoyed. For the record, her projectile of choice tends to be ''students''.
* In the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Unending", SG-1 is trapped on a spaceship for fifty years; during one TimeCompressionMontage, Cam gets frustrated and demolishes his room.
* In ''Series/MadMen'', a number of instances:
** Long-suffering secretary Allison throws a brass ashtray/cigarette...thing[[note]]It's shaped like a globe...pull the top and cigarettes fan out...[[/note]]...at Don in "The Rejected" when he engages in a RantInducingSlight and suggests she write her own reference letter.
** After being dumped by Glo-Coat, Don throws his CLIO award across the office in "Chinese Wall." Megan later fishes it out of the trash and repairs it.
** Megan throws a plate of pasta against the wall when Don comes home late in "Christmas Waltz."
** "Surprise, there's an airplane here to see you!" in "Christmas Waltz"
** Don throws money in Peggy's face in "The Other Woman."
** An angry Don throws his office phone into the bar cart in "The Crash."
* In ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'', Lucretia wrecks a room that way after Ilithyia expresses desire to fork Crixus.
* The episode of ''Series/AnotherPeriod'' entitled "Lillian's Birthday" ''starts'' with a flashback to her previous birthday's epic TrashTheSet[=/=]FlippingTheTable meltdown, then fast-forwards to the present, as the rest of the cast hope this year's celebration will be problem-free. [[spoiler:As befits a comedy about spoiled heiresses, it predictably ''isn't''.]]
* In ''Series/TheCrown2016'', Queen Elizabeth throws a tumbler and a tennis racket at Prince Philip when he mocks her need for posthumous fatherly approval by imitating George VI's stammer. He flees from the room right into a [=BBC=] camera crew, to their [[OhCrap horror]].
* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode "[[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E2HeavyIsTheHead Heavy is the Head]]", Fitz, stressed and angered that he can't come up with a PowerNullifier to stop Carl Creel [[spoiler:or rather, his inability to explain that he's already got a device capable of doing the job]] due to his brain damage, angrily sweeps everything off a lab table in frustration.
* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' episode where the gang goes to a resort and spa to attend a science symposium, minus Penny who who was Amy's plus one, has at the very end Howard and Bernadette driving home together, but [[TranquilFury are not speaking to one another]] because of [[GreenEyedMonster Howard's jealous tirade.]] During the drive, Sheldon radios Howard, and tries to break the monotony of the long trip by playing a round of "Eye Spy," but howard silently opens the car window and tosses the radio onto the side of the road.
* ''Series/{{Frontier}}'': When Samuel Grant is curtly rejected by a successful fur trader who tells him point blank that he doesn't ''need'' his business at all, Grant starts throwing around stuff from his desk like a spoiled child who has just been told "no" for the first time.
* ''Series/ThisCountry'': Kerry and Kurtan are best friends but also cousins, so it's not surprising that their [[VitriolicBestBuds friendship is a tad vitriolic]]. Their arguments often end with objects being thrown, from phones to vases to golf clubs.

* In Music/LeonardBernstein's ''Mass'', the Celebrant breaks the Host by dashing the bread and wine on the floor. This leads to more destruction of holy objects and a HeroicBSOD.
* In ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'', one of Oscar and Felix's quarrels leads Felix to clench a cup in anger. Oscar challenges him to stop sulking, let loose and just throw the cup. Felix finally gives in and throws the cup against the front door, shattering it and hurting his arm. During a later argument, Oscar, offended by Felix eating spaghetti (which Felix points out is actually linguini) on his poker table, picks up the plate, throws it against the kitchen wall, and says, "Now, it's garbage!" The two proceed to argue over who ought to clean up the mess.
* In ''Theatre/LaBoheme'', at the Café Momus, Musetta complains to the waiter about her food and hurls her plate against the floor. She succeeds at getting the waiter to pick up the pieces, but not at attracting Marcello's attention.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Let's just get this out of the way right now:'' '''You''', the '''player'''.'' [[NintendoHard You]] [[PlatformHell know]] [[FakeDifficulty why]].
* In ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', if a dwarf becomes depressed enough they might take it out in a drunken frenzy and start smashing or throwing things. If one dwarf is that depressed then it's likely that there's lots of other dwarves who are ''almost'' that depressed, such that the first tantrum will push some of them over the line into tantruming themselves, [[DisasterDominoes who will push even more dwarves into tantruming]], and so on. This sort of fortress-destroying event is know as a "tantrum spiral".
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'': Saren's [[spoiler:(or perhaps Sovereign's)]] reaction when he learns about that Shepard may have used the Prothean beacon.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'': This is [[HairTriggerTemper Ricardo Diaz's]] default method of venting his rage whenever something he doesn't like happens: every mission for him begins with Diaz shooting or breaking something. A horse he bet on lost a race? Kick the TV he was watching the race on over (and threaten to decapitate the horse). Someone delivers some bad news over the phone? Smash the phone to the floor, then throw a vase at a nearby underling. VCR gets unplugged in the middle of a movie? Shoot it a couple times. Pigeon poop on his car? Break out the shotgun. It helps that he's rich enough that for everything he breaks, in his words, he can buy a hundred more, so he doesn't need to worry about collateral damage.
* ''VideoGame/{{Syndicate}}'' (1993): Whenever you fail a mission, the scene cuts to you (an unnamed executive) letting out a BigNO and throwing a lamp at his holographic vid screen.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'', when Rin walks on changing [[TokenMiniMoe Primula]], she starts throwing pillows at him. He mentally notes that if he doesn't leave, she will start throwing heavier things. And when she runs out of heavy things, she will start throwing [[MagicalGirl magic]].

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': In the ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' "[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE165StrongBadathlon strong badathlon]]", one of the events is the "Remote Put", which involves contestants throwing the remote as hard as they can in reaction to annoying things on television such as "cute little girl from sitcom sings patriotic song".

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/FamilyMan'', Luther [[http://www.lutherlevy.com/?p=96 upended a table]] after his thesis was unfairly rejected.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'', when Sahira [[spoiler:briefly gets spinnerette powers, complete with extra arms,]] she throws an object-throwing fit [[spoiler:which culminates in accidentally defenestrating Spinnerette herself.]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Sabine hurls a couch through a demonic television screen [[spoiler:after watching Nale's death on said TV.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'': This is a huge problem for [[spoiler:Dr. Bowman]], to the point the ''entirety'' of his lab has to be padded, up to and including the datapads. [[spoiler:Rather justifiable, in that chimpanzees aren't known for their impulse control, uplifted or otherwise]].
-->[[spoiler:'''Dr. Bowman:''']] At some point, I'm going to throw the data pad. I don't have control over this. If my arm goes back, get out of the way.
* ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'': Eloise's jealous rage at Sandra's success is [[http://www.sandraontherocks.com/strips-sotr/first_magazine_cover tough on her girlfriend's tablet computer.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* This is a staple of ''Radio/TrueCapitalist'' radio: Piss off the host to the point he throws cans (and sometimes his microphone) all over the studio.
* Tantrums are a staple of Dave Madson's ''WebVideo/LooneyTunesIntroBloopers''. Everyone in the cast has thrown at least one tantrum throughout the series.
* When he gets news that his mom died and he doesn't even get to hear her last word, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic screams in rage and throws his phone on the floor.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'': Kootie Pie often does this whenever she loses her temper. In the episode "Reptiles in the Rose Garden" for example, she throws her birthday presents out the window, shattering it with the first and then kicks her cake outside.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck makes WesternAnimation/PorkyPig a servant in his own house and wants dinner made his own way. When Porky tries (and fails), Daffy starts throwing things at him while ranting on what was done wrong.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish", Mr. Burns, upon losing the race for governor, trashes the Simpsons' living room. At one point, he finds that he is too frail to flip a table over and orders Smithers to do it for him.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Mr. Cat sometimes does this when angry. In one episode, he gets angry while eating, so he picks up a bunch of knives and throws them.