StockPhrase/conversation that usually goes something along the lines of this:

->'''Alice''': I have the heart of a true hero!\\
'''Bob''': Really?\\
'''Alice''': Yeah, I keep it in a jar over there.

May substitute other body parts and other locations.

Sometimes features in parodies of Queen Elizabeth I's "I have the body of a weak woman, but the heart and stomach of a king" speech.

Not to be confused with SoulJar, in which a character keeps his own heart in a jar somewhere to gain immunity from death, or with a BrainInAJar, which is actually a working brain. If somebody professes to putting some heart into their cooking it just may be MadeFromRealGirlScouts.




[[folder: Comics]]
* Killer Frost is described this way in DC's ''ComicBook/UnderworldUnleashed'' crossover.

[[folder: Fanfiction]]
* In ''Fanfic/AThinVeneer'', a conversation between Klingon general Korrd and an Andorian Federation officer used this gag.
-->'''Korrd:''' The Federation knew what it was doing when they dragged you back kicking and screaming to lead this expedition, old bug. You've the hearts of a pirate.\\
'''Andorian:''' I know. ''[{{beat}}]'' I keep them in a jar in my quarters.

[[folder: Film]]
* From ''[[Series/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family Values]]'':
-->'''Gomez:''' He has [[FamilyEyeResemblance my father's eyes]].\\
'''Morticia:''' Gomez, take those out of his mouth.
* The first ''Film/HotShots'' movie: "I have my father's eyes." "Put those away!"
* Played with in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.
* ''Film/ReAnimator'' was advertised with the {{tagline}}: "Herbert West has a very good head on his shoulders . . . and another one in a dish on his desk!"
* Might be implied in ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera''. Mag comments that Shilo has her (dead) mother's eyes and... hair. It is common for people to be compared to their parents that way... except for that Shilo, because of her treatment, wears a wig.
* In ''Film/DrGiggles'', this is one of the dark jokes made by the villainous doctor. "Have a heart! *tosses a real human heart at someone*"
* In ''Film/AChristmasCarolTheMusical'', one of Marley's fellow [[FlyingDutchman tormented spirits]] has a cash box in place of his heart.
* ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' features a RousingSpeech gone wrong, starting with "Good people who have traveled from villages near and far! Lend me your ears!" Cue the ears.
-->'''Robin''': ...that's disgusting.
* [[WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity "I have an extra toe. Not with me, of course."]]
* Topper in ''Film/HotShots'': "I have my father's eyes." (opens a case with his father's eyes in)

[[folder: Humor]]
* A (less squicky) variant in this joke:
-->Junior walks into the kitchen and asks his mother, "Mom, you know how you said that my new baby sister has your eyes and Dad's nose?"\\
"Yes," the mother answers. "What about it?"\\
"Well, now she has Granddad's teeth!"

[[folder: Literature]]
* Creator/TerryPratchett ''loves'' this trope.
** "People said Nobby had the body of a 20-year old, only no one knew where he had hidden it..."
** Vimes, in Literature/{{Discworld}}'s ''Discworld/NightWatch'', is told that he has "the eye of a mass murderer". When [[spoiler:his younger self]] asks if it's true, he says "In the pocket of my other suit, yes."
*** In the same novel, Carcer Dun wonders "what I've got in my pocket for a good boy, eh? Oh, yes... [[{{Squick}} someone's ear. Still warm. Here you go, kid!]]"
** Taken to the logical extreme in Literature/{{Discworld}} by {{the Igor}}s, who recycle theirs and others' body parts for those who need an organ donor. When an Igor says he has his grandfather's hands or [[FamilyEyeResemblance his uncle's eyes]], [[LiteralMetaphor he means it]].
* "The Warlock's Hairy Heart" from ''Literature/TheTalesOfBeedleTheBard''.
* In Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire, Tyrion was having a bad day. The maester tried to cheer him up by saying "take heart", but a cranky Tyrion simply said "Whose?"
* In Literature/WaxAndWayne, the second Literature/{{Mistborn}} series, kandra tend toward this, since their shapeshifting depends on shaping around bones. One kandra owns the hands of a character from the first series. His descendent is noticeably not pleased.

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* On ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', Mimi is described as having a crying little girl deep inside her...and it's giving her indigestion.
* One ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'' gag features a family cooing over a baby while saying things like "he's got his father's nose". Then Benny says "Never should have given him that bloody penknife" (paraphrase). End of sketch.
* AttentionScum: "I have the eyes of a hawk, the legs of a cheetah, and the cock of a hippopotamus! All I need now is some glue."
* In ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight'', Kamen Rider Strike uses this as an insult towards Sting, a wannabe Marine with asthma:
-->'''Strike:''' You've got heart, kid...but no lungs!
* In a ''Series/MythBusters'' test involving human skulls, the team has difficulty locating one. Eventually Adam brings in his father's skull... meaning, the narrator quickly states, a skull his father owns.
* The subject of a ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' sketch in which a coach is in the locker room giving his team the obligatory speech and arrives at, "You gotta have THIS!" He's upset when the team suddenly loses interest in the subject of his speech and starts inquiring why he's brandishing a human heart in his hand, where the heart came from (he claims it's a family heirloom kept for making this speech), why it's dripping fresh blood (he claims it would be silly to not store a human heart in blood), where the blood came from...
* On ''Series/{{Once Upon a Time}}'', a lot of people have a tendency to either rip other people's hearts out ([[spoiler:Regina, Rumplestiltskin, Cora, Captain Hook]]), be controlled/manipulated by the person who has their heart (too many to list, [[spoiler:as Cora once went to town on an entire village]]) or be killed when their hearts are crushed (again, too many to list). Cora is notable [[spoiler:for being the only one to rip out her own heart (for safekeeping) and be killed when it is put back in.]]

[[folder: Music]]
* Music/TomLehrer:
** "I Hold Your Hand in Mine", from ''Music/SongsByTomLehrer'':
--->I hold your hand in mine, dear,\\
I press it to my lips.\\
I take a healthy bite\\
From your dainty fingertips.\\
My joy would be complete, dear,\\
If you were only here,\\
But still I keep your hand\\
As a precious souvenir.
** "The Masochism Tango", from ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer'':
--->At your command\\
Before you here I stand,\\
My heart is in my hand, ...ecch...\\
It's here that I must be.
* Music/JimmyBuffett's "Schoolboy Heart." It starts out with puns ("I've got a schoolboy heart, a novelist's eye ...") but ends with Buffett speculating on how such diverse parts must have been [[spoiler: assembled by demented aliens from the dismembered corpses of shipwrecked sailors]].

[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrop/{{Garfield}}'': "Inside every fat person, there's a thin person trying to get out. Mine escaped years ago."
* A variation in a ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' comic: a factory worker is said to have a good head on his shoulders... it's best not to mention it. The worker does indeed have a tiny head growing out of his shoulder.

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* From ''TabletopGame/DuelMasters'', this is the card description for a creature called Gigabolver: ''It looks like a hideous monster, but there's really a sweet little girl deep down inside. In its stomach.''

[[folder: Toys]]
* Variation in ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'':
-->'''Tarix''':You have to admit- For a Jungle type, he has guts.
-->'''Strakk''': Yes. And I think we're about to see them.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* Used in ''VideoGame/GrimFandango'':
-->'''Membrillo:''' The secret to my happiness, Manuel, is I have the heart of a twelve year old child. I keep it in a jar over here. Would you like to see it?\\
'''Manny:''' ''No.''\\
'''Membrillo:''' Sorry, old coroner joke.
* Parodied in ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'':
-->'''Kochamara:''' Fine, take control of this freaky toad! I don't need him to nab children for me anymore. I've got the brain of a little girl ''(Raz begins to laugh)'' back in my lab that's strong enough to power a whole army of psycho-blaster death tanks- ''(he finally realizes Raz is laughing)'' What?!\\
'''Raz:''' [[HehHehYouSaidX You've got the]] ''[[HehHehYouSaidX brain]]'' [[HehHehYouSaidX of a little girl]]? \\
'''Kochamara:''' I said: In my lab!\\
'''Raz:''' I think you've got the ''muscles'' of a little girl, too!\\
'''Kochamara:''' Grrr... [[ActuallyPrettyFunny Good one.]]
* Apparently, Creator/TimSchafer (the designer of both ''Grim Fandango'' and ''Psychonauts'' above) likes this joke as much as Terry Pratchett. Emperor Doviculus from ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' keeps enemies' body parts within his own body, e.g. [[spoiler:Drowned Ophelia's heart, however briefly]]. Also, if you lose the final battle against him, the game gives us a NonStandardGameOver where he quips "You have your mother's eyes. And soon, so shall I... On a necklace, I think." before [[EyeScream shoving his fingers into Eddie's eye sockets]].
* ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown IV'' has a variation of this in a post-battle-quote for Bust-Jubei: "You've got guts. Pick them up!"
* Terry Bogard in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters '95'' also indulges into this: "You had guts, kid. Now wipe 'em off the pavement!"
* Rokhan in ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' offers this unit response gem: "I've lost me head! It was about, ah, yea big, I was keeping in on my spear. If you find it let me know."
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** The [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Wizard of Oz]] event in Karazhan. The Tin-Man's starting line is "I could really use a heart. Say, can I have yours?"
** Even worse is a joke by female Forsaken: "Of ''course'' they're real! They're not ''mine'', but they're real!"
* A conversation in ''VideoGame/XMenLegends II'' goes something like this: "Sabretooth has a good heart!" "That's only because he ripped it out of someone else."
* There is one mission in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' called "Have a Heart", in which Niko, under Elizabeta's orders, has to take the shot-dead bodies of [[spoiler:Manny and his cameraman]] to a doctor-slash-organ dealer, falling more under this trope than what one could expect.
* From ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'': "After he'd spilled his guts, well... he spilled his guts."
* One of the opening lines from the {{Combat Commentator}}s in ''VideoGame/FossilFighters: Champions'' is along the lines of "One fighter will emerge with the heart of a champion --IN HIS TEETH!"
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', fighting a Spooky Hobo in Hobopolis may lead to the attack message "He tells you he has the heart of a twelve-year-old boy. Then he tells you where he keeps it. *Shudder*"
* ''VideoGame/DarkCloud2'' has Dr. Osmond, who, upon being asked by Monica to lend a hand, reluctantly hands one of his over.

[[folder: Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' has this in a parody of the "brains, heart and courage" from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. YouDoNOTWantToKnow [[GroinAttack what's]] [[{{Squick}} used]] [[ for "courage"...]]
* This ''Webcomic/VGCats'' strip. [[ LINK!]]
* ''[[Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures DMFA]]'' has one [[ here]], delivered via a singing telegram.

[[folder: Web Original]]
* ''Roleplay/CerberusDailyNews'' has [=RememberTheBlitz=] claim that he's really a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Cerberus Agent with a heart of gold]]. [[JerkAss He keeps it on his shelf]], next to the jar of batarian eyeballs.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' has Scarlet Scarab, the evil alternate Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle, saying "I've got the heart of a real hero!" while talking to himself. Batman (skulking through the shadows) pricks his ears up. "I keep it in a jar in my closet." Batman is not amused.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Halloween episode, they had Kodos and Kang saying they had the hearts (''splat!'') and minds (''plop!'') of the Earth people.
* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'', "Insane in the Mainframe", after Fry recovers from thinking he's a robot, Bender tries to compliment him by saying that even though he's human, he has the heart of a robot, adding "just like inside my cold, hard exterior is the heart of a human." Which he pulls out. Everyone else is disgusted, but Bender just asks "What?"
** Also, Professor Farnsworth keeps his business plan right next to his heart... which is to say, in a filing cabinet.
** In the first X-Mas episode, Bender mentions that one time he gave blood. Whose blood? Some guy's.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'': Mr. Copperbottom mentions that the newborn Rodney "got your mom's eyes and my dad's nose. I knew we were smart to save those parts."
* Dr. Doofensmirtz from WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb is somewhat distressed to discover that his alternate-dimensional self wears an eye-patch. They then do this trope ''in song''!
--> '''Doof''': I thought I'd have both my eyes...\\
'''Doof 2''': It's in this pouch!\\
'''Doof''': ...ouch!

[[folder: Real Life]]
* Creator/RobertBloch, who wrote ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' among other stories, liked to say he had the heart of a little a jar on his desk.
** Creator/StephenKing has said the same.
* Creator/SpikeMilligan once said "I have the body of an eighteen-year-old. I keep it in my fridge."
* There's an old joke that goes "My grandfather has the heart of a lion, and a lifetime ban from the zoo."