open/close all folders
Anime & Manga
- Katekyō Hitman Reborn! has this every now and then, most often before big battles. Normally, everyone except Ryouhei and Yamamoto are less than eager to do it, and tend to find it incredibly embarrassing.
- Somewhat used (but very dramatic) in the second match again the White Knights in Eyeshield 21. There's literally one second on the clock, and offense is just then switching to Devil Bats. An exhausted Monta catches the ball, and Hiruma calls for a huddle with himself, Monta, Taki, and Sena so that when they break, the White Knights won't know who has the ball.
- The title screen◊ of Strike Witches 2.
- The opening to the original Getter Robo starts out with Ryouma, Hayato and Musashi in a huddle.
- Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure has one of this during an episode where they had to play volleyball.
- In Episode 8 of the Little Lulu anime, Tubby, Wilbur, and Iggy did this in Lulu's presence, when she interrupted their lunch time.
- Smile Pretty Cure! has one with the Cures in episode 6, shortly before their group Transformation Sequence.
- The Boys:
- Two cover feature this pose, the first issue was of the main cast, and another issue had the original boys.
- In Butcher's origin, there is one of a group of criminals, standing over Butcher after they'd given him a kicking after he attacked them without provocation.
Films — Animation
- A Bug's Life, when they plan to send Flik away on a Snipe Hunt.
- The Brave Little Toaster, as the appliances gather around the broken picture of the Master.
- It occurs in Once Upon a Forest after Russel the Hedgehog survives almost being run over by a car, ending up on his back as his friends check up on him.
- Coco, when Miguel and his dead relatives sneak backstage to Ernesto de la Cruz's Sunrise Specacular and plan to get back Héctor’s photo.
- My Little Pony: Equestria Girls:
- From the point of view of Twilight Sparkle in the first movie. The rest of the main cast stands over her while she lies gasping for breath after facing off against Rainbow Dash in a one-on-one soccer match.
- In "Dance Magic", it's invoked by Pinkie Pie, who drags all six of her friends and gathers them into a huddle with their heads touching, so that they can brainstorm new ideas for their music video.
Films — Live-Action
- The picture is from A Knight's Tale, after the villain is thrown off his horse: "You have been weighed, measured and found wanting."
- The Blind Side: Right before Michael begins leading the Wingate Crusaders' Miracle Rally against the Lions.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
- In the Disney film Superdad after Bob Crane gets conked on the head, there's a shot of a huddle of people over him. One of them was doing How Many Fingers?.
- H.O.T.S. had one during the strip-football game. Memorably, all the girls are topless.
- M*A*S*H (the film) has a football game at the end, pretty sure it showed up there.
- There is a very similar shot in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, though from the point of view of the treasure that has just been dug up, instead of from a character. It was parodied with an identical shot in The Simpsons when everyone is searching for the loot of the Cat Burglar.
- Used in Mystery Men, where all the members of the team huddle together and say "Zai Gazunt" (a Yiddish phrase derived from the German "Seit Gesund", meaning "Be healthy"), which had not been even slightly alluded to prior in the movie.
- The Goonies had this when they realize they have enough treasure to ensure that they don't need to leave.
- The opening of Angels Revenge. It's boob-tastic.
- The poster for the movie version of Holes.
- Shaolin Soccer just before facing their opponents in the semi-finals.
- The Covenant uses this after Caleb swims into the side of the pool.
- Used rather threateningly in Fight Club, when Tyler Durden is delivering his We Are Everywhere threat.
- Peter Pan: "We shall build a house around her!"
- The poster for the film version of The Losers has the eponymous characters huddled above, about to shoot you.
- Used in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl for a shot where Greg and his parents join in a group hug.
- The signature image from House has the main cast (from the first several seasons) huddled around presumably the point of view of the patient.
- The M*A*S*H opening has two individual "huddle shots": one of Hawkeye and one of BJ. They're the only ones in the shots though, so it might not count. There was one ep where it was shot from the patient's POV, there was a huddle or two in that one.
- Eight Is Enough does it in the opening credits sequence, as the family plays touch football.
- That '70s Show has some of these in its "Stoner-wipes".
- Hawaii Five-0: "Hauoli La Ho'omakai", being a Thanksgiving Episode, starts out with the protagonists, friends and family playing football, and we gets two huddle shots, one for each team.
- The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "The Magnificent Ferengi" has one of these, combined with a P.O.V.Cam from Keevan's eyes, though after he is killed.
- The cover photo from the self-titled album by Amon Duul is similar to this, except that the camera appears to be above them rather than below them.
- Played straight with the cover for N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton.
- Played for Laughs in "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Like a Surgeon" Music Video where you see a bunch of surgeons as well as a football player huddled around a patient.
- If the player loses a match in Tongue of the Fat Man, a screen shows what would be this view if it weren't for the speech bubble taking a large part of the screen.
- In the infamous APPLE.MOV My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic parody, Spike and the ponies gather around Applejack after she overdoses on apples and appears to go into a seizure.
- Used in ILoveKimPossibleAlot's My Little Review of the PONY.MOV series. After KP faints from watching the shorts (and finding herself in the same art style), the avatars of her fellow reviewers huddle above her.
- Flander's Company: In episode "Taxe Carbone", after Recycle-Man gets massacred by Gladys, he wakes up in a hospital bed with the Flander's Company people huddled above him.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender:
- Parodied in Sheep in the Big City where General Specific holds his comrades horizontally in the air to imitate this shot.
- Ed, Edd n Eddy have done this. One time they huddled without anything happening because Eddy couldn't think of a scam.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
- Done by the Apple family in the episode "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000", when debating on whether or not to agree to the Flim-Flam brothers' offer. The brothers somehow manage to sneak themselves in the huddle.
- In "Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1", when Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, Spike and Twilight are examining the items that will become the Keys, the point of view is from the floor.
- Adventure Time, in the episode "James", Finn, Jake, and Princess Bubblegum do this as they debate on the episode's title character. James somehow manages to sneak himself in the huddle.