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->''"Tummies. They're never satisfied."''
-->-- '''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'''

An occurrence when a character’s stomach growls or grumbles. It’s usually an indication of hunger, indigestion, or a need to use the restroom. Often when this happens in animated or drawn mediums, the stomach ripples along with the sound.

Not to be confused with GutturalGrowler.

'''Note:''' ''It's often TruthInTelevision, but please do not list Real Life occurrences on this page.''

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!!Other examples:

[[folder:Audio Plays]]
* There's a segment in the 2X-L program, "Monsters, Myths & Dinosaurs", where 2X-L takes the listener to interview with a caveman. Towards the end of the interview, the caveman mentions his stomach growling for food.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* This happens in one of the ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' comics in an issue of ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures''. In this instance, Phoney Bone's stomach growls very loudly, he tells it to shut up, and it whimpers in response.
* It happens to Dot in the Animaniacs comic series story ''Dot the Vampire Slayer'' where she goes to get a midnight snack, but finds out that she's hungrier than she thought.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* It happens to ''ComicStrip/BroomHilda'' in one strip.
* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strip, Snoopy asks to get fed, but Charlie Brown tells him about the Daylight Savings hour change. However, Snoopy’s stomach argued back at Charlie.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'':
** The title character's stomach growls in a number of strips.
** There's also a strip where this happens to Jon. He goes to the fridge only to discover that Garfield had totally cleaned it out leaving inside a snowman.
* Happens to ''ComicStrip/{{Buckles}}'' in one strip, which leads to a burp.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Babe's stomach growled in ''Babe: Pig in the City''.
* Happened in ''Cinderella Man'' to Russell Crowe when they ran out of soup.
* This happened to Switchblade Sam in the 1993 film adaptation of ''Film/DennisTheMenace'' after Dennis stuffed him up with beans.
* In the ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' movie, while the girls are vacationing in Mexico, Charlotte accidentally drinks some Mexican water while she’s taking a shower. Her stomach noisily gurgles as she rushes back to the hotel to use the bathroom. However, she can’t get in since the room is being cleaned, and as a result, ends up [[ToiletHumor crapping her pants]].
* Ditto in ''{{Film/Bridesmaids}}''. Annie stupidly inflicts food poisoning on herself and the women, causing an industrial-sized toxic spill at the bridal shop.
* This also occurs in ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'', although it's not clear as to who it happened to. All that happens is we hear the growl, and then Sir Didimus responds, "Was that my stomach or your's, Ambrocious?"
* Ian's stomach grumbles in ''Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked''.
* In ''Film/LiliesOfTheField'', Homer Smith suffered this when the nuns were praying.
* Serleena's stomach can be heard noisily churning and sloshing with each step she takes as it digests the mugger she's just SwallowedWhole in the opening of ''Film/MenInBlackII''.
* Believe it or not, Violet's stomach (Or, maybe the juice that's going into her?) can be heard grumbling in ''Film/{{Charlie and the Chocolate Factory}}'' during her transformation into a blueberry.
* The movie, ''Film/StandByMe'', shows a fine example of this trope when Gordie tells the story about Lardass Hogan.
* In ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', Tuco's stomach growled when Angel Eyes invites him over for lunch.
* This Happens 10 times in ''Bad Milo''.
* In ''Treasure Buddies'', Budderball's stomach growls due to gas.
* In Dumb and Dumber, this happens to Harry due to PottyEmergency.
* The Dutch film ''Beyond Sleep'' does an interesting variation of this: in one scene, Alfred has a dream in which he climbs a hilly landscape while the faint sounds of breathing and heart beats can be heart. He walks over to a hole in the ground where he hears running water and begins digging, each strike of his pickax causing the ground beneath him to audibly slosh for some reason. The hilly landscape turns out to be [[spoiler:a [[GiantWoman giant]] [[{{Fanservice}} naked]] [[GiantWoman woman]] and [[ThatsNoMoon the area where he was digging was her gurgling stomach]]]].
* In ''The Man (2005)'', Eugene Levy's characters stomach growls 4 times after eating red meat ''twice'' in Samuel L. Jackson's car and in the elevator at the end of the movie.

* This happens quite often in a few of Creator/RLStine’s ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' books including “The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight” and “Go Eat Worms”.
* Happens throughout the ''Shivers'' title: "Curse of the New Kid"; every time Luke got bullied, his stomach would roil increasingly strong, loud and painfully, and something terrible happened to the person picking on him.
* ''Literature/BlackDaggerBrotherhood'' has a few examples as well--since Ward's vampires need food as well as blood. Phury's is most frequent at first as I recall; being a whacked-out drug addict he frequently forgets to eat.
* In ''Literature/{{Dinoverse}}'', this accompanies the first time the kids-in-dinosaur-bodies feel hunger.
* There is a children's book called ''100 Hungry Ants'' about an army of ants marching towards a picnic. As they are marching, their tummies make hungry sounds that keep getting progressively louder as the book continues.
* There's a book call "Grumble! Rumble!" where the character Little Roo thinks there's a monster in her tummy.
* In Chapter 3 of the My Little Pony book "Applejack and the Honest-To-Goodness Switcheroo", Applejack's tummy rumbled.
* In the book "Word World: Bear The Pizza Tree", Bear was woken up by the sound of her tummy rumbling.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Only happens very little in ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' when the purple dinosaur experiences rumblies in the tumblies in "Hoo's In The Forest", "Going on a Bear Hunt", "Circle of Friends", "Birthday Ole" and "Spring Into Fun". As the seasons went on, BJ and Baby Bop got rumbly tummies too. BJ in "Play for Exercise" and "BJ's Snack Attack". Baby Bop in "Way to Go: A Travel Adventure". Some of the kids' stomach growled as part of the story "Three Billy Goats Gruff" in the episode "Stop! Go!"
* Happens to Theo in a rather twisted episode of ''Series/BetweenTheLions'', "Huff and Puff", in which Leona runs off to write a second half of a story and tells her father Theo to stay put until she gets back. As a result of having no lunch yet, his tummy begins to rumble.
** Someone's stomach growled on the episode "Lionel's Great Escape Trick".
* In the ''Series/FraggleRock'' episode, "Fraggle Wars", we hear a stomach gurgle from one of the evil Fraggles, and he claims it to be his lunch digesting.
* In the episode "Rumble Rumble" of ''Series/MopatopsShop'', Puppyduck's stomach rumbled a couple of times on the episode.
* Happens to the lovable yet full of questions Horace in the PBS hit TV show ''Series/WimziesHouse'' about 2 times in the series, once in the episode "I Don't Like Chores!" and another time in "Growing Up Is Hard To Do".
* On ''Series/SesameStreet'', it happened to Davy the monkey on episode 3,071, Baby Bear on episode 3,998 and Telly on episodes 3,689 and 3,778.
* Happens to Uma once in the beginning of the ''Series/{{Oobi}}'' episode "Make Pizza." The growling noises were done by her puppeteer.
* ''Mutt & Stuff'' is the first Sid & Marty Krofft TV series to own this trope. Happens to Stuff in "Doggy Dino". Not only it happens to Stuff in "Cleo Kibble", but it happens to the other dogs as well. It happens to Stuff again in "Sherdog Bones".

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat'', Bee's stomach growls from hunger which she realize that she has no money to buy food. Puppycat guards his food from Bee but she assures him that she's not gonna eat his food.
-->'''Bee''': Crap! I ran out of food money!\\
''(Puppycat guards his food)''\\
'''Bee''': Relax, man. I'm not gonna eat ''your'' food.
* In the flash cartoon, ''Franchise/MetalGear WebAnimation/{{Awesome|Series}}'', Snake asks one of the guys communicating with him why he hears a helicopter in the background, and he responds, "It's my stomach. I'm hungry."
* In one episode of ''WebAnimation/TheBedfellows'' has Sheen eating a ton of bubble gum in an effort to make a viral video. He turns the camera on his moaning stomach and [[spoiler: we GilliganCut to him in a hospital bed having just had his stomach pumped]].
* In Chapter 1 of Volume 3 of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', just after their fight, Ruby asks if anyone else is starving. Blake mentions that she 'may have worked up an appetite,' at which point her stomach growls loud enough to startle all four of them.
* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''
** Lumpy gets these in the episodes "A Hole Lotta Love" and "Snow Place To Go".
** Giggles's stomach growls in "Dunce Upon A Time" due to hunger.
** Nutty gets this in "Chew Said a Mouthful", and "Going Out With A Bang".
** Russell in "Snow Place To Go" while he and his pals were stranded on a snowy area and he was hungry.
** Cro-Marmot apparently had this happen to him (as indicated by a picture of a lion on his belly) in "Dino-Sore Days".
** Flaky suffered a stomach gurgle in "Royal Flush" when she ate a sandwich with Mr. Pickels inside it.
** Disco Bear's stomach rumbled in "Ipso Fatso".
** Lifty's stomach rumbled in "Buns of Steal".
** Splendid's stomach gurgles in "Breaking Wind", due to gas building up.
* ''Talking Tom and Friends''
** Hank's stomach gurgled after eating a lot of hamburgers in "Hank The Millionaire" and it happened to him again in "Angela The Cheerleader".
** Ben's stomach starts making noise in "Doc Hank".
** Tom's stomach growled after he sees some pizza in "Friends Forever".
** Jeremy the Germ stomach growled in "Germinator 2: Zombies".
** Angela's stomach growled a couple of times on the episode "Funny Robot Galileo" and at the end of "A Secret Worth Keeping: Part One" after eating a lot of ice cream.
* ''[[WebAnimation/ShutUpCartoons Smosh Babies]]'':
** Anthony's stomach bubbles in "Potty Training".
** Isla had this in "Learning about the Birds and the Bees" because she skipped breakfast.
** Vida gets a gut feeling in "Ian Speaks Spanish".

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'', [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Issue3/ib055.html when the meal was not large enough.]]
* It's the punchline for [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0458.html strip #458]] of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.
* Sometimes with Dawn and Mantell, the heroes of ''Webcomic/DawnOfTime''. And Blue the triceratops, once.
* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'': In [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2100/fc02055.htm this strip,]] [[UpliftedAnimal Florence Ambrose's]] stomach growling is misinterpreted by a bystander as a regular wolf growl, and accordingly makes himself scarce in spite of Florence's yelled (and ultimately futile) reassurance that it was just her stomach growling.
* ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'': Truck the raccoon manages to ''play music'' on his growling stomach during [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2013/01/07/stuff-em-in-yer-craw/ arc #66.]]
* The increasing volume of Sidney's growling stomach is used as a gag in [[http://grrlpowercomic.com/archives/414 this strip]] of ''Webcomic/GrrlPower''. It starts off as a humble chihuahua growl, before progressing to a more imposing bear growl. After it continues to a Franchise/{{Godzilla}} growl, Sydney states [[TemptingFate "At least it can't get any louder than..."]] before being interrupted by a full-blown [[VideoGame/{{Skyrim}} Fus Ro Dah!]]
* In one ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2033 strip,]] Elliot and Ashley are on a date at the mall, and are discussing whether to go directly to the food court, or to wander around a bit first. Both mistakenly assume that the other is not hungry, and suggest looking around a bit, before being interrupted by simultaneous stomach growling. Needless to say, they immediately go get food.
* Happens to Tony in one strip in ''Webcomic/TonyComics''.
* ''Webcomic/{{The Whiteboard}}'': Doc's stomach growls in [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb984.html one strip.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In the ''WebVideo/RedLetterMedia'' review of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Mr. Plinkett's growling gut is likened to the roar of a Wookiee, before erupting into [[spoiler:explosive diarrhea]].