Impact Silhouette: Western Animation

  • Seen in various Looney Tunes shorts.
    • Acme Products' battleship armor plates are the hardest thing in the world — except to Roadrunners...
    • At the end of one short, Wile E. is about to catch up to the Roadrunner when a pop-up metal plate that failed to deploy earlier springs up just as he passes, and he leaves a deep impression on it.
    • And sometimes subverted as well, as one Bugs vs. Fudd cartoon set in winter has Bugs and Fudd efficiently displacing snow as they dash repeatedly through a snowbank... up until Fudd slams into an ice wall that Bugs was painting a fake displacement hole onto. In that very same scene, before Elmer hits the ice wall, one of the silhouettes Bugs leaves is not of Bugs, but of a sexy female figure. Elmer takes the time to appreciate the shape before continuing the chase.
    • On two separate occasions, Bugs has used a glass cutter to cut a him-shaped hole in a glass to escape it. Oddly enough, both instances involved Giants.
    • Bugs Bunny shorts:
      • In Hair-Raising Hare, Bugs scares the monster by making him aware of the auidence, to which he screams and runs through a series of walls.
      • In Bully for Bugs, a bull runs through a matador's cape, leaving a bull-shaped hole, while Bugs creates one when the bull knocks him through a wall.
      • In Homeless Hare, a construction foreman falls through the floors of the building he's working on. One of the holes he leaves is knelt in prayer.
    • One Sylvester cartoon has him being beat up by a super-powered mouse in the hold of a ship, which is witnessed from the outside as his body makes impressions on the metal walls.
    • The Wile E. Coyote-themed module "Cartoons 101" from the Looney Tunes After Dark Screensaver collection gives this an alternative name: Efficient Displacement.
  • This happens to Homer Simpson in the opening titles of The Simpsons from Season 20 onwards (he's run over by Marge's car in the driveway and thrown through a door).
  • In one episode of Garfield and Friends, Garfield finds Odie after searching a haunted house for him, and asks if he wants to play a game called "instant door". You guessed it—they charge through a wall, leaving their outlines behind.
  • Transformers Animated
    • Blitzwing and Lugnut crash to Earth in the middle of a military aircraft field. Blitzwing's falling velocity is apparently so great, he leaves an impression shaped like himself — wings, gun turrets, and all — in the field's concrete runway upon crashing. This may be reasonable, in that he and Lugnut, like all Cybertronians, are constructed of alien metals and heavily armored, to boot, though Lugnut leaves no such impression where he lands.
    • Similarly, Bulkhead leaves a Bulkhead-shaped hole in the wall when Sari tells him she booked an art exhibit for him. Of course, Bulkhead isn't that oblong a shape.
  • Junkman from the CGI short The Incredible Crash Dummies:
    (the Torso 9000 has gone missing)
    Ted: But I need my body! Its got my arms and legs on it!
    Slick: We'll find it.
    Spin: Yeah, it didn't get up and walk away.
    Dr. Zub: As a matter of fact, Spin, that's precisely what happened. (shows door with Junkman-shaped hole in it)
  • In Aqua Teen Hunger Force, the front door is shaped like Master Shake (clearly a remodel based on the condition of the walls around the frame). Probably because he's an egotistic jackass who had their door replaced (at someone else's expense) to suit his oddly shaped physique.
  • In Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic and Tails do this to the sail of a pirate ship upon landing from a time-traveling attempt. Not long after, the force of a nearby cannonball impact launches Robotnik through the same sail, creating his own imprint next to those of the protagonists. And a little while later, a robot pirate is knocked off a mast and leaves a body-shaped hole in the deck (though when he bursts back up through to grab Tails, he makes a starburst-shaped hole instead).
  • Happens in Teen Titans with Kid Flash. While being chased by Madame Rouge, Kid Flash spins rapidly in a circle and digs through a building to escape. Each wall has a Kid Flash-shaped hole in it. Note that since he's spinning, he should have left a round hole, like a drill-bit, but that wouldn't be as funny.
  • In Duckman, Duckman and Cornfed see a ghost, and exit leaving them-shaped holes in the wall (while the ghost turns out to actually be Homer Simpson in a sheet, to steal their donuts).
  • An episode of Chowder has a monster created from a dish throw Shnitzel into the ground leaving a Shnitzel-shaped hole. Later on when he quits, Shnitzel literally walks through the door without opening it leaving another hole.
  • Total Drama
    • When DJ freaks out after seeing Heather wearing a facial and shaving her legs, he proceeds to run a hole through the door screaming his head off.
    • In "Rock N Rule", when Duncan finishes his rampage, Courtney crashed through the door, and after she threw a drawer at Duncan and missed, we see the whole Courtney-shaped hole in the door.
  • In one episode of Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, the rabbit tries the powerful fan to see if it works, and then the powerful fan blows Brandy away offscreen, leaving a Brandy-shaped hole in the wall.
  • Scooby-Doo
    • An extreme (blundered) version of this occurs when Shaggy's attempt at escaping from the Monster of the Week has actually broken the laws of physics and left a floating piece of wood in the Shaggy-shaped hole in the wall.
    • In the Scooby-Doo Where Are You? episode "Spooky Space Kook", Shaggy and Scooby leave standard holes when they run through a door.
    • Scooby does this in "A Night Of Fright Is No Delight" in the basement after seeing the two green phantoms.
  • Parodied in an episode of Earthworm Jim, followed by a Public Service Announcement regarding the dangers of running into a wall trying to make a hole.
  • Used on Jimmy Two-Shoes, with a twist. After it's over, Jimmy gets out of the Beezy shaped hole, and vice-versa.
  • In Ed, Edd n Eddy, the Kanker sisters run through a closet door, leaving Kanker-shaped holes — and then we zoom out to reveal an Ed-shaped one as well.
  • Phineas and Ferb
    • In "Leave the Busting to Us", when the kids are testing the water slide Phineas and Ferb built, at one point the raft flies through a waterfall, leaving a Phineas, Ferb, and Isabella-shaped hole.
    • Another episode had Doofenshmirtz use a trap for Perry inspired by him leaving these, with a few being shown, including one in the wall, one in his bathroom door, and one in his refrigerator door (complete with banana in hand).
  • Parodied in an episode of Bobby's World where Bobby, in an Imagine Spot parody of Die Hard, shoots a gun that cuts an outline of himself in the window.
  • One episode of MAD features Hannah Montana; when she tries to get rid of Justin Bieber, she pushes a heavy sack to him but it comes back to hit her, and she crashes through the wall, leaving her outline.
  • In Codename: Kids Next Door, "Operation: B.E.A.C.H.", Numbuh Four goes through the wall of the castle during the fight against King Sandy and leaves his outline. It is a sandcastle, though, making it a little more likely than usual.
  • Kid VS Kat plays with this in the episode "Blasteroid Blues". Coop's jetpack goes out of control and he ends up crashing through the ceiling of a mall, leaving a hole shaped like his body, then when he starts plummeting back down after his parachute fails he notices the hole from before and hopes that he can fall through it instead of hitting the rest of the ceiling. He doesn't.
  • In Totally Spies!, episode "Ski Trip", when Alex's skiboard wouldn't slow down, she ran through the tree, then holds the branch, and when the branch broke she falls into the snow leaving her silhouette.
  • In Dan Vs. Chris and Elise decide to buy a painting to cover their noodle incident Dan-shaped hole in their living room wall since they have grown tired of looking at it.
  • Mr. Bogus
    • Happens in the first act of the episode "Lights, Camera, Bogus", when Bogus and Brattus fall through the roof of the tour bus, leaving their outlines behind.
    • Happens in the first act of the episode "Babysitting Bogus", when Bogus gets flattened by the baby's teddy bear, leaving his impression in the floor of the crib.
    • Happens to Bogus in the claymation short shown after the first act of the episode "Bogunda, Bogetta & Bogus", after crashing through the bathroom wall from sliding on a bar of soap.
    • The episode "Bogus Private Eye" had a gag where Bogus, while wearing a ballerina tutu and leotard, attempts to stop a pair of Wicked Weasel mobsters from robbing the house, just as they were conveniently standing next to a blow dryer. One of the weasels turns on the blow dryer, sending Bogus flying through the wall, leaving behind a Bogus-shaped hole in the wall.
    • In the first act of the episode "Nightmare On Bogus Street", this happens to Werewolf Bogus when he runs through the bedroom wall, after getting scared by his reflection.
    • In the third act of the episode "Kung Fu Campout", this happens to both Bogus and Brattus, after getting thrown through the top of the tent, thanks to Ratty and Mole, leaving behind their outlines in the tent top.
  • Seen multiple times in The Fairly OddParents. One such example involves Timmy's Dad being kicked through a door by a kangaroo, leaving a perfect outline behind afterwards.
  • In an episode of Futurama, Fry gets radiation poisoning, turning up his body temperature enough for him to melt his way through the door.
  • In an episode of The Critic, Jay comes home to find his boss in his apartment. He asks "How'd you get in here?" and the boss responds "I have my ways"; the camera pans over to show an Impact Silhouette of him a couple of feet from the door.
  • Happens in an episode of Hey Arnold! when Helga crashes through a shed while flying a hang glider leaving a Helga shaped hole in the side including her pigtails and hair bow.
  • In a Popeye cartoon, Popeye, Olive Oyl and Bluto are blown through several structures, leaving such holes. Retracing their steps, they start jumping through the holes, positioning themselves accordingly.
  • In the carnival episode of Rocko's Modern Life, the title character flies out of a merry-go-round spinning out of control and crashes into a shed, which leaves a hole shaped as half of his body through the walls.
  • The title character of Courage the Cowardly Dog does this several times. In one episode, he is taunted by a shadow and runs through the door to warn his owners. When Eustace (who is told by Muriel to sleep in the attic for frightening Courage) is taunted by the shadow as well, thinking it is Courage, he chases after it and smashes through the door himself, blaming Courage for making him leave his body-shaped hole through the door.
  • In the House of Mouse short "Mickey's April Fools", Goofy, thinking Mickey is a ghost, runs scared through several walls, each leaving his outline.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
    • Spike's exit from the library in "Secret of My Excess" leaves a distinct draconic silhouette punched through the wall.
    • In "Baby Cakes", a broken water pipe blasts Pinkie through a door, leaving a hole shaped exactly like herself.
    • In "Bridle Gossip," Rainbow Dash does this accidentally when trying to leave Twilight's library. If you look closely, you can see that even her outstretched tongue punches straight through the wall. Maybe Rainbow Dash is just so athletic that her entire body has the consistency of steel.
  • In My Life as a Teenage Robot, we have a scene where Jenny is preparing for a school dance by downloading a dance software into her programming. However, her dancing ends up going haywire and she goes crashing through a few walls, making perfectly Jenny-shaped holes in them.
  • In "Betty Boop's Halloween Party", when the Gorilla runs scared out of the house, he leaves an impact silhouette of himself in the wall, then the silhouette actually leaves through the front door!
  • In the Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi episode "Collect All 5", Ami leaves a silhouette of herself in the wall when she runs out to find a Bunny Huggles doll.
  • Wander and Sylvia leave this kind of dent in the side of a truck in Wander over Yonder.
  • In The Little Rascals animated series opener, "Rascals' Revenge", the Rascals' Banister Slide results in this as they escape Butch, who is disguised in a deep-sea diver's suit, and crash through the closed front door.
  • In an episode of The Proud Family where the Prouds and friends go on a Horrible Camping Trip and Oscar and Felix end up having to climb a mountain, they get chased by a yeti and a bear off a cliff then fall when a squirrel stamps on Oscar's hands as he's hanging from the edge. They land in the snow below, where due to Rule of Funny Oscar's hole is shaped like a snow angel and Felix's hole is shaped like a thin woman.
  • Parodied on an episode of Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja where Bucky (one of the band geeks in the school) cuts out a silhouette of himself in the wall with a saw as he flees from a monster, but jumps out of a nearby window instead.
  • Classic Disney Shorts
    • In Mr. Duck Steps Out, Donald and Daisy spin around while jitterbugging and break through a folded screen. The screen then unfolds to reveal several silhouettes of them, with their "fingers" wiggling to the music.
    • Near the end of Donald's Diary, Donald is scared away by the sight of Daisy, as he just had a nightmare about being married to her, and runs through her door, leaving a Donald-shaped hole in it.