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Avatar: The Last Airbender "The Cave of Two Lovers":
In fact, Sokka does this a lot, leading many to speculate that doing it so many times resulted in the hardening of his forehead, which was why Ty Lee hurt her hand trying to strike it in "The Chase".
Zuko does it when Iroh flirts with an unattractive woman in "The Drill".
Also, Zuko's nose pinch in "The Western Air Temple", when he remembered how much of a dork he was when he began his search for the Avatar.
Zuko appears to have a tendency to do this, especially in the comics. ◊
Zuko ◊ does ◊ variations ◊ on ◊ this ◊ alot ◊, especially when he's exasperated with himself.
Suki does it too in "The Boiling Rock" when Sokka tries (and fails) to cover-up the fact that they're hatching an escape plan. "The only thing we're hatching is... an egg?"
The Legend of Korra This is Mako's reaction to Korra messing up in her first pro-bending match.
The writers posted a picture of Toph doing this (with six fingers) after fans informed them that an animation error resulted in Toph having six fingers slipped through and got aired.
The stallholder in .
Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves : Homer Simpson sometimes combines this with his The Simpsons Catch Phrase "D'oh!", though it's when he does something stupid.
South Park Stan is a big fan of the "pinching the bridge of one's nose" type. It makes sense, as, thanks to Flanderization, he has a Liz Lemon Job. Often accompanied by a muttered "Oh goddamnit..." Apparently this is because series co-creator Trey Parker (on whom Stan is based) does this a lot in Real Life.
In one episode, we see his mother doing it along side with him, implying that he picked it up from her. Given to who she's married to, that may, very well, be the case.
Space Ghost does it a lot on his talk show, .
Space Ghost Coast to Coast : This is the preferred response to Buzz Killington.
Code Lyoko In , the short pilot for the series, Ulrich is basically Garage Kids The Voiceless, but he does a great facepalm when confronted with Odd's antics.
In the series itself, Odd is the resident facepalmer.
In , Superman does not need Justice League this crap right now ◊.
features a collective facepalm at a mixer in the first episode.
Undergrads Carl from will find himself many times engaging in this act, especially as a result of the actions of Master Shake.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Helga from does this in response to the antics of her alcoholic mother.
Hey Arnold! Numbuh Five and Numbuh One of are fond of doing this. Especially Numbuh One — fitting, as he's essentially a kid version of Picard.
Codename: Kids Next Door has Jimmy Two-Shoes the title character doing this after Beezy once again fails to fail.
Wakfu Sadlygrove often inspires this to his friends — usually along with calling him a " Iop brain". Eva goes for the two-handed facepalm ◊ in episode 19 when Grovy gets himself into a duel with Prince Armand.
Jay the Iop also spurs Kriss Krass to facepalm during the Bontarian Gobbowl match.
Rushu facepalms when he thinks Anathar has just crushed his precious Eliatrope prisoner.
In an episode of , Batman (Terry McGinnis, remember) performs the motion after his geeky schoolmate Howard tells his obsessive-compulsive robot girlfriend they could be just friends.
Batman Beyond Howard: Wrong thing to say? Batman: Is it ever the right thing to say?
An episode of has Veronica Vreeland attending the opera with Penguin. Imagine her reaction when the Penguin starts singing along.
Batman: The Animated Series Toa Tahu does this in during a Kohlii match after Jaller dives right out of the way rather than blocking the oncoming Kohlii ball. Amusingly, shortly after, Jaller hits himself in the head with his Kohlii stick. It's an incredibly dramatic double-facepalm.
BIONICLE: Mask of Light
Spongebob Squarepants Squidward does this occasionally, and will add to it by sliding his tentacle slowly off his face, causing his face to sag and then spring back into shape.
Plankton does this after telling SpongeBob to be more assertive and SpongeBob misunderstands.
Mac Mange, the Metallikat of , has a SWAT Kats metal face palm in "A Bright and Shiny Future" when his wife (with whom he co-ruled the city in a Bad Future) kept insisting that their robot servants were hers. Complete with metal clang.
Frequently used by Nesmith of in regards to something the title character has said. And Planet Sheen if you're familiar with Sheen at all, you can understand why.
Kiva's reaction in to a fair number of events, such as Coop and Jamie letting out all the imprisoned aliens in "Breakout".
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Twilight Sparkle's standard response to several of the more bizarre events is to Face hoof.
The other Ponies get in on it too, with Rainbow Dash doing a Double Facehoof at times.
Angel Bunny does a facepaw whenever he finds Fluttershy frustrating.
One of the Diamond Dogs facepaws when Rarity is aggravating him.
Spike faceclaws from time to time.
For the background ponies, this seems to be Bon-Bon's default reaction to Lyra's antics when portrayed by the fandom. Octavia and Vinyl Scratch get in on it whenever the other tries to listen to their preferred music genre. In fact, the only real common pairing of ponies that doesn't have a facehoof specializer (regularly, at least) is Derpy and Doctor Whooves. Probably because they both have their antics at the same time.
Doktor Frogg does this quite a lot in when Voltar comes up with ridiculous and childish "evil" schemes. This is actually quite a talent, considering he doesn't actually have hands....
League of Super Evil From , when they break Jonny's house:
Ed, Edd n Eddy Edd: I'm Melting
, It's become a sauna in here!
Sauna?! That's it! A SPA! Why fix THINGS, when we can fix PEOPLE?!
Vince from often uses this trope.
Recess Stanley does this a few times in comics. Surprisingly, his easily-exasperated partner Henry only does this The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan once (in episode 9 of the cartoon).
episode "Devil in the Deep":
The Real Ghostbusters Alice Johnson: This will make for an interesting story. Especially the part where Dr. Venkman forgets the ghost traps. Peter Venkman: My mother reads Celebrity! (cue facepalm)
In 's "Why Must I be a Crustacean in Love", Bender does this to Amy after she releases a crazed Zoidberg... for the 8th time.
Futurama 's Prowl, in the first episode, faceservos to Optimus' speech.
Transformers Animated A common reaction to the antics of the Warner siblings in , especially from Dr Scratchansniff.
Animaniacs . Mike facepalms himself after the windshield wipers went off when he put his seatbelt on.
Mike's New Car In , this is The Looney Tunes Show Bugs Bunny's response to Porky Pig always falling for upsells. In fact, he does this three times before realizing his forehead's starting to bruise. After Porky had refused insurance and gets his car wrecked, Bugs is about to facepalm again until he stops halfway... and slaps Porky upside the head afterward.
, Looney Tunes Duck, Rabbit, Duck! Elmer goes gunning for Bugs, and blasts a snowman-rabbit to pieces. Bugs floats down in a poor-quality angel costume, and Fudd falls for it. Cue angry, exasperated facepalm from Daffy.
The eponymous turtle has done this at a least a couple of times in the various animated incarnations of .
Franklin In , Donatello facepalms when Michelangelo remarks on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) what a coincidence it is that a van has crashed into the Kraang's lair whilst the Turtles are sneaking in. Unfortunatley, Donny is wearing spiked climbing-kncukles at the time. Ouch!
Facewing by Connie Crane in "I'll Be Your Best Friend" on when her husband falls into the lake after craning to get a look at Bucky Spacebeaver's showboat; Flick later on in the same story after Munchy brings Peanut a chocolate-and-tuna flavored cake and he realizes he's just been outclassed.
PB&J Otter At the end of the episode "Is There a Doctor in the House?", D.W. does this when Arthur Arthur starts sneezing.
In the pilot, Muttley slaps himself as his partner Wacky Races Forever declares his intent to cheat, while they were sitting 3 feet in front of the finish line.
Done several times in :
Mr Bogus Ratty does this at the end of the first act of the episode " Meet Mr. Bogus", in response to Bogus trimming the hedges in record time.
Tommy does this in the second act of the episode " Hipster Tripster", after learning that Bogus was responsible for letting the monkeys loose in the zoo.
Bogus does this in the first act of the episode " Computer Intruder", after he loses the space game that he was playing on Tommy's computer.
Near the end of the episode " Kung Fu Campout", Bogus actually does this when Mrs. Anybody takes away the cake before he and Brattus could take the first bite.
Tommy does this with his baseball mitt in the first act of the episode " Baseball Bogus", in response to Mr. Anybody's embarrassing cheer routine.
Peppermint Patty does this at the end of when Marcie eats her Easter egg It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown . This is after Marcie asked for egg-eating instructions and got them. "Tastes terrible, Sir."
without taking the shell off In Chase Young uses one of the magical Shen Gong Wu objects to talk to animals and tell an army of monkeys to obey the every command of Jack Spicer. He facepalms when Jack tests the monkeys' loyalty by having them all do the robot dance.
Xiaolin Showdown '' The Powerpuff Girls" Episode "Meet the Beat-alls", Princess does this in response to Mojo Jojo's Incredibly Lame Pun
Princess: So tell us again why we're only stealing toilet paper, light bulbs, milk, flour, and eggs. Mojo: Well, Moko's idea is that stealing items that are all white isn't against the law. So it's okay to take them. Princess: Huh? Mojo: It's alright, 'cause they're all white!