My nose is big! Uh-uh, I'm not ashamed!Exactly What It Says on the Tin: A weird and funny-looking nose. May or may not be detachable — who nose? Almost always symbolic of the character's personality. The most common shape for these noses is to either be extremely long and narrow like a stick, big and round like a clown nose, or the more realistic right-triangle nose. It can also have a different color (Most commonly red and pink) than the face does. Compare the Sinister Schnoz, which is a villain having a long nose. May or may not coincide with The Nose Knows if said nose is actually useful. Not to be confused with a Pinocchio Nose, the visible tic that gives away when someone is lying, although Pinocchio's nose is an example of both tropes.
Big like a pickle, I'm still getting paid!
I get laid by the ladies, who know I'm in charge
Both how I'm livin' and my nose is large!
Big like a pickle, I'm still getting paid!
I get laid by the ladies, who know I'm in charge
Both how I'm livin' and my nose is large!
— Digital Underground. "The Humpty Dance"
open/close all folders
Anime & Manga
- One Piece:
- Usopp has one HELL of a nose, which he inherited from his Missing Mom Banchina.
- Buggy the Clown, too. No one should point it out to him, though. Not that is matters.
- Kaku even moreso. His nose is just as long as Usopp's, and it's square. Of course people quickly forgot about Kaku's nose and moved on to make fun of his devil fruit once he got it. It's a giraffe, with the same long square nose. At this point, the Gag Nose is turned Up to 11 when he uses it as a weapon. Instead of the finger pistol move "shigan", he pierces opponents with his nose and calls the move "bigan".
- Various members of Osamu Tezuka's Reused Character Design have remarkably large noses.
- Tengu of the Hakushu Dinosaurs in Eyeshield 21. You might recognize him as the wimpy jerk that got beat up by Gaou for making fun of Kurita.
- And don't forget Clifford, who Hiruma even refers to as "Fucking Nose".
- Fukumoto Nobuyuki draws some pretty out-there noses (see: Akagi, Kaiji). It never gets played lightheartedly in those series, but when a bunch of people see it, someone?s going to inevitably bring it up....
- Many people from Shotaro Ishinomori's works.
- Racer from Fairy Tail has a somehow cone-shaped nose.
- Also Plue of this series and the author's previous main work, Rave Master. Nobody can really figure out what it is. Is it a drill? A carrot? Why does it droop over when Plue's feeling down? Erm...
- Jiraiya in Sage Mode, Onoki, Akatsuchi and Kitsuchi in Naruto
- Bishop Mozgus has a nose that is unnaturally square and flat, which Serpico suspects is because he keeps smashing his face against the floor hundreds of time a day in ritualistic prayer.
- A creature seen in Qliphoth nick-named "Schnoz" and turned into a meme by the fans basically consists of a Gag Nose with legs.
- Russia from Hetalia has his nose as his defining trait, like England's eyebrows. It's retained when he's in chibi form (which renders everybody else without a nose, or just a speck), mochi form, and his lookalike cat even has a large nose. He also has an emoticon; ( ^し^ )
- Chihiro/Nicchi from Otaku no Musume-san in the present timeline. Not at all in his childhood. Chapter 62 reveals that it's fake and he's had a normal nose all along.
- In one Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro case, the killer turns out to be the blond Westerner with the moderately-large nose, who although he is very interested in Japan and studied to become fluent in Japanese, is secretly racist against the Japanese and full of pride; in a visual metaphor his nose becomes larger and larger throughout his Motive Rant, reflecting his pride.
- See tengu below; the association of large noses and pride in Japanese culture often gets married to Eagleland in representations of Caucasians, a majority of whom have big noses by Japanese standards.
- On a related note, Naoki Urasawa draws a lot of of his Westerners with really hilarious noses, but it's unclear if this is meant to be humorous or just an honest depiction of how Germans et.al. look to him. They're not precisely unrealistic, after all, they just tend to dominate people's faces.
- Enji Koma from Tokyo Ghoul. His enormous, rounded-nose is one reason that no one takes him seriously.
- On The Firesign Theatre comedy album I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus, the Bozos all have fake noses that make a squeaky sound when squeezed, which they do regularly. It's never actually stated that Bozos are clowns—in fact, it's suggested that they're more like a race or class—but you're clearly supposed to get that idea.
Barney: C'mon, squeeze the wheeze! Many people like to.
- In Sin City: Family Values, one of the bartenders has a penis-shaped nose.
- Most members of the Jones family in Archie Comics, most famously Forsythe "Jughead" Jones. However, Jellybean, the youngest member, is an exception.
- Achille Talon: The title character's ridiculously oversize nose is a frequent source of gags.
- Almost every character in Astérix is drawn with a huge nose, with Asterix and Obelix having two of the biggest (when they argue, they push their noses right up against each other). However, the nose that is frequently remarked upon is Cleopatra's, whose is rather noticeable on her otherwise gorgeous appearance but far smaller than that of any of the characters constantly remarking on how "very pretty" it is.
- Two of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers have...freakishly long noses, but the comic's cartoony quality means there's plenty of big noses to go around.
- Tintin: Both Captain Haddock and The Thompsons have round pudgy noses that continuously get hurt.
- Suske en Wiske: Lambik, Jerom, Barabas and Tante Sidonia all have long noses that look very similar and are often misused for all kinds of Amusing Injuries.
- Urbanus: Meester Kweepeer has a long, pointy nose.
- Cubitus: Has a black bulbous nose, which is often interchanged with his yellow round tail.
- Boule et Bill: Bill the cocker spaniel has a black bulbous nose.
- Jommeke: Anatool, the villain of the series, has a hook nose. Theofiel, Kwak and the Koningin van Onderland have a long pointy nose.
- Nero: Author Marc Sleen is infamous for drawing wonderfully memorable noses for his characters, from the bulbous noses of Nero and Van Zwam to the pointy ones for Oliepul and Madam Pheip and Tuizentfloot's hook nose.
- Paulus de Boskabouter: Eucalypta, typical for a Wicked Witch, has a large bulbous nose.
- Bloom County
- Opus has a huge nose which was the subject of many gags over the years, such as a badly done nose job, a worse liposuction job, sleeping on it wrong, cutting it while shaving (funnier than it sounds), and slicing it off by sneezing while flossing.
- There was a strip where Opus is sitting at a bar, and a woman with an enormous nose (that keeps whacking Portnoy off his bar stool when she turns to talk to Opus) is babbling about finally getting cosmetic surgery. Opus inquires when she's getting her nose job and she says "Nose job? I'm getting eyeliner permanently tattooed on my eyelids!"
- The Far Side:
- One cartoon depicted two guys in a bar about to get in a fight, one of them has a nose so big it almost reaches the floor, and the other guy is saying "Hey watch it buddy, unless you want a fat lip as well!"
- "Egad! It's the severed nose of Dr. Verlucci—returned from the grave on the anniversary of the night we all betrayed him!"
- In another, a man and a woman are in an art gallery looking at a painting of a man with a big nose; one of them says, "Gad, that's eerie. Wherever you go, the nose seems to follow."
- Yet another had a man with a nose about four times the size of his head angrily telling his wife - who's mouth was also exaggeratingly huge - "Is that so? Well you've got a big mouth!
- Most regulars from The Wizard of Id have huge noses, including Sir Rodney, the King, the Duke, Bung the Jester, and Blanche.
- In Baby Blues many jokes are made about Darryl's big nose. Oddly, though Wanda also has a big nose, hers is largely ignored.
- The title character of Ziggy has this as his most prominent feature.
- For disembodied noses, there's the Floating Nose in Munchkin and The Shadow Nose in the Unnatural Axe expansion.
- Hane-Hane in Yu-Gi-Oh! is a nose with wings, and its upgraded form Hade-Hane also has a big nose. (More than one fanfiction has had Hane-Hane use its effect by sneezing at the enemy monster.)
Films — Animation
- In Pinocchio, a telescoping nose is the main character's Lie Tic.
- Flint in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs had this. Some other characters also did, but it was a partial plot point with Flint, as he had to puff out his cheeks to get his lips beyond his nose so he could kiss the girl.
- Lucy Wilde in Despicable Me 2. During her wedding at the end, she and Gru (who has a nice honker to begin with) try to kiss, but they both touch, so they tilt their heads to kiss.
Films — Live-Action
- Roxanne, a Setting Update of Cyrano de Bergerac.
- Princess Vespa from Spaceballs has this in a picture.
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail, in the Burn the Witch! scene. "And this isn't my nose, it's a false one!" Said nose resembles a carrot and is tied on with a huge piece of twine.
- A Jewish person gets called big nose in Monty Python's Life of Brian but it's subverted by said person being Michael Palin whose nasal endowment is smaller than Eric Idle's.
- One of the villains in the western/comedy Cat Ballou has a metal prosthetic nose; the original was bitten off in a fight.
- Adam Sandler's character Danny had one at the beginning of Just Go With It. It was the first thing to go when he decided to reinvent himself as a womanizing plastic surgeon.
- Ocean's Thirteen: Linus insists on wearing a fake nose as part of one of his disguises. It's call "the Brody" by the team.
- In A Hard Day's Night, Ringo (see Real Life) is ribbed by the others about his nose. Paul's grandpa shows his talent for divisiveness.
Grandpa: Now now, Paulie, you musn't mock the afflicted.
Paul: Aw, come on, it's only a joke!
Grandpa: Aye, it may be a joke to you, but it's his nose. He can't help havin' such a hideous great hooter. And his poor neck, tremblin' under the weight!
- In one scene of Airplane!, Doctor Rumack lies so outrageously about the flight-crew's medical condition that his nose starts growing Pinocchio-style.
- Russian author Nicolai Gogol's story The Nose is about a government official's nose that escapes from his face and goes on to lead a life of its own.
- Harry Potter:
- Snape's large hooked nose is often mentioned, and is possibly the origin of his nickname "Snivellus" (he wasn't crying at the time the Marauders made it up, at least). The Marauders often center their insults around it, along with him supposedly being greasy.
- Nymphadora Tonks, who was born with the power to change her appearance at will, delights in transforming her nose to entertain friends at dinner.
- The Elenium and The Tamuli has Sparhawk with his broken nose that is played with. In The Shining Ones it is lampshaded when Berit wears Sparhawk's face.
- At one point in Raymond Briggs' The Snowman the titular character, who has a tangerine for a nose, tries on several less dignified looking fruits before deciding to stick with the tangerine.
- Eva Luna from the eponymous novel by Isabel Allende worked as a maid for two retired middle-to-upper-class siblings, and the brother had a huge nose.
- In The Book of the Dun Cow, Mundo Cani Dog has an oversized nose which gives him an extraordinary sense of smell. Being Mundo Cani, however, he sees it as ugly and offensive.
- Professor Mmaa's Lecture: The Termite Queen is very sensitive about her noticeably large nose.
- A Cambridge University dinner near the start of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency includes one don with "the most extraordinarily long and bony nose", which apparently resembles not just a yacht keel, but specifically the winged keel with which Australia II won the 1983 America's Cup. Whenever anyone meets him for the first time, they are too startled by his nose to say anything, and the second time, they're embarrassed by the first time, and so on. The result is that nobody has spoken to him for seventeen years, or indeed spoken to anyone who has the slightest idea who he is.
- The Mockumentary The Snouters: Form and Life of the Rhinogrades takes this trope Up to 11, with an entire group of shrew-like mammals living on a remote archipelago which have developed an organ known as the 'nasorium' derived from the nose, which can do almost every conceivable thing. There are species that stand on their nose, walk on their nose, grab things with their nose, sing with their nose, jump with their nose, dig with their nose, and eat things with their nose. Ironically, some snouters use their tear ducts to breathe instead of their nose.
- Maxwell Q. Klinger from M*A*S*H has a large nose, the other characters frequently make jokes about it. In one Superstition Episode, he half-jokingly warns Hawkeye, "I came from a family of small-nosed folk, until one of us looked at a gypsy queen the wrong way. Ever since then, we've been growing 'em like this!"
- The Great Gonzo, especially on Muppet Babies.
- Raymond Luxury Yacht of Monty Python's Flying Circus. His name is not pronounced as written, and it's not his real nose either. He wants to have it operated on anyway.
- The Muppet parody Cocknose in Bo' Selecta!. 
- BBC children's show Jigsaw had the nightmare-inducing character Noseybonk.
- Ernie removing Bert's nose was a Running Gag on early seasons of Sesame Street. In one famous sketch, Ernie is sculpting a bust of Bert out of clay, but he runs out of clay before he can make the nose. So he takes Bert's nose off his face and puts it on the bust.
- The Honkers talk by honking their noses.
- Cyranose de Bergerac (three guesses who he's a parody of), who appeared once in a sketch and once as the subject of an episode, has a nose long enough and pointy enough to use as a sword. Which he attempts to do whenever someone around him so much as says the word "nose". Other people are legitimately terrified of him.
- In the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode "Star Force: Fugitive Alien II," the Mads invent long, rubbery "big noses." Joel takes a similar approach to the invention exchange.
- In an episode of Taxi, Louie wants an opinion about what perfume should use. He selects Alex because he "could smell these things from home."
- Frasier: In the episode "Roz and the Schnoz," Frasier plays host to a couple with ridiculously large noses who are completely unaware of it— and neither is anyone else. Hilarity Ensues as Frasier's family tries to Ignore the Disability while the couple keeps unconsciously setting up nose-related puns: "Everyone who knows you knows you're the nosiest!"
- Seinfeld: George is dating a woman with a startlingly big nose. On the one hand, he's put off by it; on the other hand, he's sure if she had a nose job she'd be out of his league. Everyone tactfully avoids mentioning her nose to her face, except for Kramer.
Myths & Religion
- Older Than Print: Tengu from Japanese mythology are sometimes depicted with huge, bright red, sausage-shaped noses (when they don't have bird heads). Some folk tales also give them magic fans with which to inflict this on others. A long nose is a Stock Visual Metaphor in Japan for pride, which is very likely derived from the tengu, who in many stories originate as monks who were very wise and holy but brought down by their arrogance about it, which is a barrier against enlightenment.
- Triple H is infamous for his humorously humongous honker. Whenever other wrestlers want to make fun of Haitch, the first thing they reach for is a prosthetic nose.
- Cyrano de Bergerac, naturally.
- Traditional Commedia dell'Arte characters tend to come with their own masks, often sporting an oversized nose. As a general rule, the bigger a character's nose, the smaller their intelligence.
- Melvin the Superhero from the Jeff Dunham stable. He turns his face to profile when asked his "most distinguishing feature"...
- Super Mario Bros.:
- One of Wario's defining features is his large, pink nose. Waluigi has a long pink nose. Also Jimmy T. from WarioWare and his entire family have red noses for some reason.
- Mario and Luigi's big round noses are usually a Downplayed version, but that doesn't stop Nintendo from doing things, like, say, applying Jiggle Physics on Mario's nose in Super Mario Odyssey so it can bounce around comically.
- The joke pet Nostradamus from Insaniquarium Deluxe is a nose, with fins.
- Billy Burston, in Mitsumete Knight. The nose gets broken in his defeated sprite after your fights against him.
- Igor from the Persona series.
- Eggman in Sonic the Hedgehog series has a large pink nose.
- Link had a large nose in most of the early The Legend of Zelda games but by his Ocarina of Time incarnation it had gotten a lot shorter. Though it was still fairly large in terms of anime style art.
- One feature that distinguishes the Gerudo from Hylians, besides each being a Dark-Skinned Redhead, is a prominent, pointy nose that has been described in supplementary materials as "bird-like." Chief Ruji of Breath Of The Wild has a relatively small and pretty one... mostly due to her being so young (she's Link's height while an adult is several feet taller).
- So does King of All Cosmos in the Katamari Damacy series.
- The Spelunker (and the Damsels and Shopkeepers) in Spelunky have red noses.
- Luke Atmey and Quercus Alba have noses long and pointy enough to serve as a hazard to unsuspecting eyes everywhere. It's a wonder the former was able to fit into that Mask☆Demasque mask at all!
- Victor Kudo has a bright red round nose. So does Moe, but his nose is part of his clown makeup.
- Dan Hibiki's father Go Hibiki's enormous schnoze has been featured in Puzzle Fighter and will make an appearance as an alternate costume of Dan's in Street Fighter IV.
- The Mad Hatter of both American McGee's Alice and its sequel Alice: Madness Returns sports a large and long nose.
- The Mr. Saturn species of EarthBound and MOTHER 3; their noses are quite literally a good third of their overall body.
- Alfendi Layton in Layton Bros. Mystery Room has a very dramatic nose that's almost half the size of his face. Considering that his father's nose is almost nonexistent, it certainly raises questions concerning his parentage.
- Innosebo!Ingo from Pokémon Black and White has a very long and pronounced nose. It contrasts extremely well with Nobori's tiny cute nose.
- And of course, Nosepass and its evolution, Probopass.
- Other Pokemon have this as well.
- The NPC Villagers in Minecraft are known for their Squidward-like hanging noses, enough so that many players simply refer to them as "Squidwards" and even Notch, the creator of the game, acknowledges that they look like "cavemen Squidwards".
- The Running Nose enemy in Miitopia is... a nose that is running with Mii eyes floating above them. It's tiny legs sprout from it's nostrils and it attacks by sneezing.
- A creepy example occurs in one user's dream in Nightmare Beings, which features a green-skinned old woman with a nose that can extend and wrap around victims.
- Riff and Torg's realtor from Sluggy Freelance, in an obvious Pinocchio reference.
- A good few men in I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space.
- Luther Levy from Bite Me! and Family Man.
- Just about everyone in Newheimburg has a gag nose, if they're depicted with a nose at all.
- DNA Leon has a big black nose that is a few times larger that the other X's noses.
- In an early episode of The Simpsons Homer refers to Milhouse as a four-eyed weiner with a big nose. Subverted in the fact that it hasn't really ever been the source of a joke.
- The Ice King, The Earl of Lemongrab, and The Fire Count of Adventure Time. They all have very long, narrow, curved noses, in a world where almost all of the characters don't have noses at all.
- Hey Arnold!: Arnold's Grandpa has a big nose, and he used it as a gazoo to play Stars and Stripes forever in an episode involving a talent show.
- The Ren & Stimpy Show: Stimpson J. Cat.
- The Flintstones: Barney Rubble's nose is often the target of prods, pings and twangs from Fred Flintstone.
- SpongeBob SquarePants:
- Squidward's nose has been the subject of several gags on the show. Barnacle Boy's is just as big, leaving a gag for them calling each other "big nose". In the Season Ten episode "Whirlybrains", Squidward pulls off some fabric on his nose to reveal his nose is even bigger.
- SpongeBob's nose isn't exactly small either.
- At the end of the show's opening, SpongeBob plays his nose like a recorder.
- Brendon from Home Movies has a caricatured long pointy nose, when no one else in the show does. Most don't even have a nose.
- Bob Clampett in his Looney Tunes shorts was well known for giving his characters long or weird shaped noses.
- Phineas from Phineas and Ferb has a nose that like a boxing promoter once said takes up most of his face, his head is shaped like a triangle.
- Billy and his Dad from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.
- Jocamal, from a TV Funhouse sketch.
- The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack: Captain K'nuckles, depending on the storyboard artist.
- Doug, from the show of the same name. There's even an episode revolving around his insecurity of the size of his nose.
- Nigel Thornberry from The Wild Thornberrys has a massive honker that's half as tall and almost half as wide as his head.
- Two from Seven Little Monsters has a tremendous, long shnoz that frequently causes slapstick gags.
- Bignose (Bigmouth's girlfriend) from The Smurfs.
- Butch from Mr. Bogus has a rather long and slightly curved nose.
- Con Artist Al Swindler on Garfield and Friends has one of the biggest noses in cartoon history. (Seriously, just look at him!) In fact, in his second appearance, Garfield says, "I'm not too good with names, but I never forget a nose like that."
- Wat and his brother in Wat's Pig have very long noses. Wat has to bend his nose guard to make his helmet fit correctly.
- Snout Spout from She-Ra: Princess of Power; his snout was, uhm, a spout. And he was a firefighter. (Seriously He had been designed for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, but the cartoon had been cancelled by then, so he appeared a few times in the Spin-Off.)
- In an episode of Family Guy has Brian meeting a pair of executives with long noses. Psych, they're Italian!
- In Animaniacs, there's an episode where the Warners are on a parody of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids called "Obese Orson" that has a literal example of this trope. One of the characters is "Hooknosed Harold" who has a running gag of his nose hanging so low that it keeps getting in his mouth.
- The Pearls from Steven Universe are a Rare Female Example. All three of them have large, triangular noses which are at odds with their otherwise delicate and ballerina-inspired designs.
- Richard Nixon. This feature is often played up on Nixon Masks, and frequently combined with Pinocchio-like implications of his lack of trustworthiness.
- Jimmy Durante and his Schnozzola. Parodied in just about all impersonations.
- W.C. Fields ' nose, although factually normally-proportioned, was said to be oversized and red, mainly due to jokes on the Edgar Bergen & Charlie Mc Carthy radio show. It invariably gets exaggerated in Cartoon Caricatures of him. Other Celebrities during the Looney Tunes golden age with a notable nose gets this treatment, just Field's is the shining example.
- Crispin Glover. Really, he's god's gift to caricature artists.
- Images of a Jewish stereotype often make the nose almost crooked or like an eagle's beak.
- Douglas Adams often made (mostly exaggerated) jokes about his big nose himself, lampshading this trope with saying that it would be "good for nothing but making bad jokes about it".
- J. P. Morgan, who was so self-conscious about his large, bulbous nose he insisted it be airbrushed in official photographs.
- Deceased ex-Chilean president Eduardo Frei Montalva had a HUGE nose, which made him the target of many jokes and caricatures. Not helped by how several of his kids inherited it... including his son Eduardo, who also became President and also was the butt of jokes due to said nose.
- Famous eccentric pop singer Lady Gaga, is a somewhat rare example of having a large nose.
- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has a mild case of this, but political cartoons depicting her almost always exaggerate it to the point of being as large as the rest of her head.
- Ringo Starr, especially overemphasized in the cartoon.
- Adrien Brody has a ridiculously long, thin nose.
- Charles De Gaulle's long and big nose was often exaggarated in caricatures.
- Margaret Thatcher's pointy nose was also exaggarated in caricatures.
- Michael Jackson's ever-shrinking nose was often fodder for the tabloids and a source for a lot of comedy, like in South Park and in Eminem's Just Lose It, acting as if it continuously accidentally fell off his face.
- Barry Manilow and Barbra Streisand are two other celebrities with huge noses, frequently mocked in satire.
- Among other signs of his Gascon ancestry, Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte was noted for having a huge nose shaped like an eagle's beak. Interestingly enough, said nose is often more prominent in portraits made by Frenchmen - perhaps he underwent plastic surgery when he became Charles XIV John of Sweden?
- For a non-human example, many species of bats. From simple fox-like noses with extra pointy bits to things that make the bat's head look like a hammer and anything in-between, bats seem to have gotten the lion's share of seriously weird noses in the animal kingdom.
- Another animal known for its big, funny nose is naturally the proboscis monkey. Males tend to have much bigger noses than females.
- Elephants, of course, although their long trunks are undoubtedly the most useful noses in the animal kingdom, used like a limb, strong enough to uproot a tree, and yet sensitive enough to pick up a single coin.
- Adam Driver would be unrecognizable without his really... special-looking nose.