Face Palm / Web Original

  • That Guy with the Glasses: Everyone of their team employs it every now and then.
    • Happens all the time with The Nostalgia Critic. In particular, he opened his review of The Garbage Pail Kids Movie with his head buried in his hands.
    • Variation of headdesk with Todd in the Shadows, after realizing what "Paparazzi" is about. While he has no desk available at the time, he does have a keyboard. And a head.
    • In an episode of Wrestle! Wrestle! for TNA Impact, Spoony has apparently gotten to the point where even saying "Dixie" (as in TNA owner Dixie Carter) causes a reflexive facepalm.
    • Diamanda Hagan is too important an Evil Overlord to facepalm by herself, so while reviewing Left Behind she calls one of her minions to present his palm so she can smack it with her forehead.
      Diamanda Hagan: Minion! Facepalm, now!
    • From the opening of Kickassia Part 5:
      Linkara: This is ridiculous! There is no strategy here! Plus, he's my archnemesis! It's...annoying!
      Benzaie: No, they're right. We've got to fight madness with madness. And he's the craziest we got. (to Insano) Are you ready?
      Dr. Insano: (evil laugh) I was BORN ready!!!
      Linkara: (double facepalm)
  • The Gord, from the website Acts of Gord, apparently does this a lot. About every chapter of the "Books" has a small image of Gord facepalming while commenting on the worst idiocy on the page.
  • Knight & Dragon sketch by Ursula Vernon sort of... why, just look at it...
  • The Bandwidth Theater episode "Ninja Massage Therapist" sees the title character do a Face Palm after catching himself in a dumb mistake.
  • Survival of the Fittest v4's Aileen Borden seems to do this pretty often. To be fair, it fits her normal personality.
  • Stuart Ashen's video review of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
  • Dana performs the two-handed version of this in the "Terrible Interviewees Montage" episode of Echo Chamber's Trope of the Week.
  • DesuDesBrigade member CJ Hitchcock did this repeatedly during his Vampire Wars review when he found out that Kuki's code name would be Bat instead of Van Helsing.
  • What the Fuck Is Wrong with You?: Nash often does this on his show in response to the rampant stupidity. Whenever he does this in his Doctor Who reviews, it usually comes with a sound effect as well.
    • This is due to the proximity of his microphone. Watch his "Time-Flight" review, where he very loudly opens an envelope and removes the piece of paper inside.
  • Often preformed (and lampshaded) whenever something particularly stupid happens in any of Chuggaaconroy's Let's Play. During The Runaway Guys's run of Mario Party, NintendoCapriSun coined a new term: "Face eyes"
  • superdickery.com found this entirely appropriate reaction.
  • Feminist Frequency did one in response to LEGO Friends.
  • Topless Robot often features the page image in their "Fan Fiction Friday" articles. In one example, they have a combination of this and the image of Toht's face melting in a "Toht-Palm" image for passages in fan fiction that are disturbing and nonsensical.
  • There are giant montages available on certain image boards consisting of nothing but anime characters facepalming. There are montages of facepalm pictures that, once zoomed out enough, look like Picard facepalming. Such as this.
  • I told you to ''slay'' the dragon...
  • SF Debris: SF Debris very often talks about facepalming in his reviews of various sci-fi shows, focusing primarily on Star Trek. In the review of "Realm of Fear" from Star Trek: The Next Generation, he says he literally facepalmed when Deanna Troi counselled Reginald Barkley on his phobia.
  • France Five, starting with episode 2, has an animated Eye Catch of the team doing a "Super Sentai" Stance. Although for the second part of it, they screw it up and most of them end up sprawled while Red Fromage facepalms.
  • The Autobiography of Jane Eyre
    • In episode 3, Jane is absolutely desperate and touches and covers her face several times. She panics and freaks out because she's lost in the middle of nowhere at night, she lost her phone and can't contact the person who's supposed to give her a ride.
    • Jane facepalms at the beginning of episode 5 when she's exhausted and experiences "it's at the tip of my tongue" as she spent the whole day talking French with Adele, and cannot remember the word for "fatiguée". When she realizes it's "tired", she buries her face in her hands.
    • In episode 9 "Phlegm", Jane is ill and feels very down. She rubs her face and is on the brink of tears.
    • In episode 10, she touches her forehead in an exasperated gesture. It expresses how she's unsatisfied, lonely and restless. Also, it happened after an almost-collision with a car. People have a right to be upset after such experience.
  • Flander's Company
    • Hippolyte Kurtzmann sometimes holds the bridge of his nose while interviewing candidates.
    • The most beautiful is certainly Hippolyte and Cindy having a simultaneous one at the end of season 3 episode 16, when Trueman agrees to a cooperation with the ex-C.C Corp members.
    • The Brotherhood of Shadows' members have several despite their short screen time:
      • Lex Luthor, when Dr. Claw accidentally shows his true face.
      • Double-facepalm for Magneto when Dr. Claw and Dr. Doom start arguing.
      • Then Dr. Claw facepalming (with his gloved hand) at Doom's extremely lame joke.
  • The Joueur du Grenier is a frequent practitioner of the facepalm.
    • In fact, the conclusion of every opening sequence, just before the title shows up, is one.
    • In the Color Dreams video (during the Raid 2020 part), he does a facepalm while wearing a giant Mickey Mouse-style glove.
    • At the end of the second special (about cartoons), the completely over-the-top scene from The Prince of Tennis elicits this.
  • On This Very Wiki, if a certain show/video game/comic/etc. has it's own Wall Banger or DMOS page, odds are an image of one of the characters facepalming will be the page image.
  • There's a "special feeling meme", in which two characters will be shown being interviewed for TV, with one saying "Being in the snow with your lover immerses me with a special feeling. I like it." while the other one blushes and face palms. A Puella Magi Madoka Magica example is here.
  • In Season 2 premiere of Noob an elite player turns out to be the younger brother of Sparadrap, who's so oblivious to his gaming activities that's he's convinced that he doesn't know how to play the fictional MMORPG in which most of the story is set. The scene revealing the family relation between the two ends with Sparadrap kicking his younger brother off the computer so he can play himself, noticing that the new update of the MMORPG got installed whitout him doing anything and... deciding it somehow happened by itself. His younger brother's reaction inevitably ends up as this trope.
  • Guy Collin's Rage has God facepalm after a butterfly accidentally extinguishing a match triggers a chain reaction that ultimately results in the Earth plummeting into the sun.
  • Random Assault: Mitch once tried to make one audible on the show.
    Mitch: "Did you hear that? That was the sound of me face-palming, that was so bad."
  • In the The Six Cats Parade, Torresminha (a gray tuxedo cat) did a cat facepalm in this video.
  • The Mario Fan Games Galaxy forums contains a "facepalm" smiley, probably better known by its filename of "ugh.gif". It was used and abused so much that it was even temporarily filtered to "Don't worry, I can relate". This was taken from Something Awful. Facepunch Studios also inherited the smiley for a while, then took it out when it was abused in the In The News forum.
  • Folding Ideas: In The Art of Storytelling and The Book of Henry, Dan rubs his temples for the same effect when Gregg Hurwitz talks about how tricky it was to walk the tightrope with the tone.
    Dan: Oh Jesus, they think they nailed it.