Steve: Heheh, I'm totally nekkid in here an' you're talkin' to me. Marten: I'm only here to make sure you don't pass out and crack your skull in the tub. Now shut the damn door before I catch a glimpse of Little Stevie Wonder. Steve: Naw man, that ain't his name. I call 'im Lil' Steve Ray Vaughn!
Why should army men be the only ones to name their weapons?
Some guys get a kick out of naming their penis. The female equivalent (genitalia or breasts) is rarer, but not unheard of; a woman referring to her own breasts as "the girls" seems to be fairly common. The names themselves vary; sometimes it's their own name with 'Little' in front of it, sometimes it's something meaningful, like a reminder of a particular night and sometimes it's just plain for fun. In real life, though sharing is rarely done with those capable of caring.
What these examples tend not to mention is why a man would voluntarily use the word 'little' in the description of his penis. It seems to be a form of anthropomorphism, in which the penis is thought of as a person (who, obviously, is littler than the real person who gave the penis its name......Or Is It)?
Arguably, the trope namer is Robin Williams who appears to have introduced the phrase "shaking hands with Mr. Happy" way back in 1979.
See Meet My Good Friends Lefty And Righty for those who name the non-intimate parts of their body. Also see Unusual Euphemism.
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In Soul Eater, when Black Star sees Crona has three swords for his three arms, he claims he does as well: his ninja sword (Tsubaki's current form), his hand, and his "ultimate man weapon". Black Star then asks if Crona also has one of those, prompting Ragnarok to once again attempt to pull Crona's robe up.
Jirou's Piko-Piko Meter, describing his gauge for prurience.
Invoked in one issue of Quantum and Woody, as a female character is trying on a skin-tight body suit created by Quantum for his unrequited love interest.
"Makes me wonder who he designed it for, though — 36C seems a little optimistic, yes? ...And I'm just a tad weirded out about the amount of thought the man gave to the antibacterial microweave nestling Miss Kitty..."
The Star Trek fanfic "Surp-Risa!" features a character thinking about "a woman's tribble". One can only assume this was an Incredibly Lame Pun on "pussy".
The FF.Net CSI: Crime Scene Investigation fanfic "What if Our CSIs Were On Facebook?" by Simply Laura has a general nickname of "tarantula" (long story)and Grissom's is Stevie to differentiate it from his actual tarantula.
Both Highlander and Merlin have frequent uses of the "sword" euphemism for obvious reasons.
There's an Axis Powers Hetalia fic where England claims that France has named his. France doesn't deny it.
“Most of us manage to discuss ideologies with our trousers on,” France said.
“This from the man who refers to his todger as the Norman Invasion,” commented England, somewhat muffled by the hand that still veiled his face.
“Only because they both left such a profound impact on your culture, you inbred little savage.”
The term "Vital Regions" shows up on a regular basis, especially in connection with Prussia.
And since different parts of their bodies represent different areas of their nation, it's pretty common for names of areas or famous buildings to be used in this way. Florida, Big Ben, and the Eiffel Tower have all been used on more than one occasion.
Ford:: Like the commercial; Stanley - The Power Drill!
Brian Fantana in Anchorman names his penis "the Octagon". He's also nicknamed his testicles: his left one is "James Westfall" and his right one is "Dr. Kenneth Noisewater." You ladies play your cards right... you just might get to meet the whole gang.
In Bluebeard (1972, starring Richard Burton), Erika (Nathalie Delon) introduces her breasts as Jasmine and Cyclamen.
Early in the movie Chaos Theory, there is a competition to see who has the best name for their penis. Two of the names are "Master of the Universe, Defender of our Galaxy" and "Truth".
In Duplex, Alex's is called "Mr. Peabody" and thanks to a mistake by his wife, everybody including his mother knows this.
In the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days this is hilariously subverted by having the girlfriend naming her boyfriend's penis "Princess Sophia". He complains by saying that, if she has to name his parts, it should be a more masculine name, "something like Spike, or Butch, or Krull the Warrior King!"
Boa vs Python Two teenagers are making out in a car, and the guy tells the girl to "let Lester take over".
Robert Anton Wilson likes this one; a character from Illuminatus!! calls his Polyphemus because it has one eye, rhymes with penis and is a giant, while Wildeblood from Schrodinger's Cat calls his Ulysses because it had a tendency to invade dark, forbidden spaces.
The female variant is seen in The Iron Dragon's Daughter. In fact, the female characters hold naming ceremonies for their vaginas. The main character's is "Little Jane". Boys have names for their bits as well, but its never mentioned if they have a similar ceremony.
Who can forget Judy Blume's Forever? "Katherine... I'd like you to meet Ralph."
Apparently, this was very embarrassing for teenage boys who happened to be named Ralph.
In Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence, the two protagonists (Lady Constance Chatterley and Oliver Mellors) call their private parts "Lady Jane" and "John Thomas", respectively.
In The Frog King Evie refers to her nether regions as 'the Jiffy Lube'.
One of the villains in Brothers, William Goldman's weird sequel to Marathon Man, calls his penis "The Envy of All Mankind," which should give you some idea of both his attitude and the book's writing.
Older Than Print: In "The Porter and the Three Ladies of Baghdad" (one of the stories of Arabian Nights), the ladies refer to their genitals as "the basil of the bridges", "the husked sesame", and "the Khan of Abu Mansur", and so the porter calls his privates "mule Burst all", because it eats the two former items and spends the night in the latter.
In American Psycho, a private investigator asks Bateman about Paul Owen (whom Bateman actually murdered). He thinks to himself: "How could I describe Paul Owen to this guy? Boasting, arrogant, cheerful dickhead who constantly weaseled his way out of checks at Nell's? That I'm heir to the unfortunate information that his penis had a name and that name was Michael?"
In the YA series Drama!, a well-endowed female character refers to her breasts as "the girls".
This is actually a fairly common way for a woman to refer to her breasts.
"Still Life with Boobs" by Anne Harris: a short story about people whose body parts run away and have fun without them, including a woman's breasts named George and Gracie and a man's penis named Frank.
Joseph Paxton in Summer Breeze refers to his penis as "Old Glory" several times throughout the book, both mentally and vocally.
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The Wayans Bros.: A famous art critic walks into the Neidermeyer Building (where Shawn, Marlon, and Pops work) as Marlon is painting. Apparently impressed with his art, she asks him "What do you call your piece?" His response? "Mister Happy." note He wasn't referring to the painting
On Mock the Week, an answer to an unknown question was. 'Serious, Risky and Heroic'. Russell Howard chimes up with the question 'What are the nicknames of my cock and two balls?'. David Mitchell (comedian, not the writer) says that Heroic should be the cock, and Frankie Boyle questions how Risky got in there in the first place.
J.D. from Scrubs is scared of somebody else doing this to his, after an ex called his "Little Buddy", although he and others have referred to it as on occasion as "Little J.D." He already has a name for it, "Mr. Peeps", complete with British accent. Carla and Elliot both name their vagina after an art teacher (Miss Priscilla and Mr Hoober respectively). Laverne's breasts are named Paris and Nicky.
After the Hilton sisters? No, "Other way around, sugar."
Friends: Joey Tribbiani calls his the Little General. He used to call it the Little Major, but he claims that "after Denise DeMarco [he] had to promote it".
In the Brazilian comedy Sai De Baixo, which all Brazilian tropers in this site must remember, there was a character who nicknamed his manhood "Bill Clinton". It was the nineties.
Patrick from Coupling calls his "Jr. Patrick" or "Partner".
...and an ex-girlfriend of his turns out to have made a vibrator model of it, meaning in the Coupling universe you can actually buy a Jr. Patrick.
Nathan of Sugar Rush names his "Mr. Perky" in one episode.
On That '70s Show, Eric finds out Donna calls her breasts "The Twins".
Kelso: Hey guys, guess which part of my body I nicknamed "Pink Floyd".
In an episode of Desperate Housewives, Tom refers to Lynette's (now bigger, thanks to her pregnancy) boobs as "The Supremes", and his genitalia as "Benny and the Jets".
Captain Jack of Torchwood refers to his as "the captain and his two lieutenants."
On Sex and the City, Trey and Charlotte were having problems in bed, and their therapist suggested that they name their genitals so they could talk about it. Charlotte named hers "Rebecca" and Trey named his "Schooner".
One female contestant on Elimidate claimed that she'd win the man because she has "the Big Dogs".
On Will and Grace, Karen referred to her breasts as "license" and "registration" while flashing a cop who pulled her over. Then she made them talk. It was disturbing. (And pointless, as the cop was gay and eventually ended up with Will.)
Take a wild guess what her passport was.
On Party of Five Julia (Neve Campbell) overhears that Sarah (Jennifer Love Hewitt) named her breast. Later Julia tells Sarah that she has spilled ice cream on Thelma, "or is that one Louise"
Inverted in Community , when Troy names his pet monkey "Annie's Boobs".
In Green Wing, Alan calls Joanna's vagina "the growler".
On Skins, Tony (and then Sid) refers to Sid's cock as Mr. Happy.
Bobby from Cougar Town call his penis "Little Travis". Which, not incidentally, is also his son's name.
Bobby: I call all my favorite things Travis.
Travis: That's... oddly flattering.
Danny on Las Vegas refers to Delinda's breasts as "the Twins". It's unclear if it's him or her that gave them that name.
On the Valentine's Day episode of New Girl, Jess is determined to have a one-night stand. She tells Cece "Tonight's all about what Little Jess wants."
Schmidt, meanwhile, refers to his organ as "Hector J".
And let's not forget (as shown in "Fancyman, Part 2") Harold and Kumar, alias Cece's breasts.
After hearing Anthony Weiner make the claim that he "could not say with certitude" whether or not the person in the infamous pictures was him, Jon Stewart joked that "Certitude" might just be a nickname.
Lanie on Castle has made multiple mentions of "The Girls."
During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Steve Harvey referred to his penis as "Russell". Ellen did a double take to the camera.
A capella group The Bobs have a song entitled "She Made Me Name You Earl," which is two minutes and fifty-eight seconds of nothing but this trope.
"Weird Al" Yankovic has a song titled "Headline News" where he recounts the Lorena Bobbitt story: a man who made his wife very angry and woke up the next morning to find that "Mister Happy was missing."
"He couldn't quite explain it/ It had always just been there..."
Adam Sandler has a recurring skit on his Stan & Judy's Kid album about a guy whose names for his penis always turn women off in the heat of the moment. Among those names are "tallywacker," "jimma-jamma" and "pud"
The XTC song "Pink Thing" about a guy who is obsessed with something he calls "Pink Thing"
Anytime you rise, I'm here,
And I'm crazy for you pink thing.
You make me want to laugh,
You make me want to cry,
When I stroke your head I feel a hundred heartbeats high,
In The Bloodhound Gang's song "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo," many different slang terms for both gender's genitalia are thrown around. The entire song is dedicated to euphemisms for sex.
Prince recorded a song called Little Red Corvette. It's been said this is a reference to... a certain female part.
And, from A Very Potter Sequel, "Who's Big D?" enter Dumbledore "In case you were wondering, the D stands for my wiener"
The Vagina Monologues has a monologue about the healing experience of holding a naming ceremony for the female speaker's genitals - renaming it from "Itsy-Bitsy" to "Vulva." Admittedly the latter is the correct medical term, but the ceremony and sensuality she attributed to it make it an example of this trope.
A bar-girl in the enhanced GBA port of Final Fantasy VI calls her "twins" Humpty and Dumpty. This was Bowdlerised in earlier localizations of the game.
Faye, meanwhile, calls her left boob, which is a bit saggier than the right, the Underachiever.
In the webcomic Don't Forget to Validate Your Parking, Mike's agent suggests that he become a stripper, using the name format something demonic - penis name. In case you're wondering, Mike's is "Left Eye Lou" (after CNN pundit Lou Dobbs) and his agent's is "The Summer Tentpole".
Robin DeSanto in Shortpacked! refers to her breasts as 'Team Robin'.
Right after Shane'sCrowning Moment Of Awesome (convincing a bunch of aliens that the squishy things on one of the "boys"' chests were bags of nitroglycerin, thereby getting the aliens to release them for fear of being suicide-bombed), Alex (the girl in question) says, "Hey, give a little credit to Thelma and Louise here!" as the others are congratulating Shane.
It was a running joke for awhile in Sluggy Freelance that Gwynn's repeated references to her "monkeys" were actually references to her breasts (they weren't).
"Loofah" was also a reference to part of Gwynn's anatomy. Except not.
In Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Captain Hammer notes to the protagonist, by way of taunting him about having sex with his would-be girlfriend, that, "She's with Captain Hammer, and these [lifts his fists] are not the hammer." After a beat, he then proceeds to explain the joke: "The hammer is my penis."
In The Guild, Zaboo calls his "Mister Fuzzy", and "Mr. Wiggly" in Season Three.
In episode 15 of Naruto The Abridged Series, the Hokage comments, "Now, theme songs, those are something that can get 'Little Hokage' up in the morning."
"Geek Therapy" has an episode where a non-geek-guy goes to a therapist because he can't talk to geek girls. Why? Because when one asked "Do you have a gun named Vera" he assumed she was talking about this trope.
Averted in Dragon Ball Z Abridged, when Vegeta while a giant screen focuses on his crotch) yells out that he's going to unleash his giant monkey... form (screen jumps to his face as the crowd sighs in relief).
Wiz: This tough frigate needs a full crew to operate, but its maser cannon packs a deadly punch.
Boomstick: Enough about my genitals, Wiz, let's get back to the rabbit!
Subverted in The Simpsons, when Springfield Elementary becomes sex-segregated, Bart proclaims happily that he can now walk around with "Bart Junior" hanging out...and then whips out Bart Junior, who turns out to be a frog. A frog who immediately croaks, in subtitles: "I thought he was talking about his penis".
Selma refers to her breasts as her "boys".
Bender on Futurama calls his antenna "Little Bender", implying that it's the robot equivalent of a penis in terms of pride, if not function (this is confirmed when he's turned human, or at least, it is in that What If? scenario).
When he's turned into a Fembot, it's snipped off, suggesting that it really is pretty much a penis.
That broadcasts radio.
Seems perfectly reasonable that a male robot sends his genetic information wirelessly to the female robot. Then she melds it with her own and transmits blueprints back to Mom's factory? (Unless she's equipped to build a baby herself - the Crushinator might be...)
Further reinforced by when the black-sounding voiced robot police officer helps Bender look for it after he cuts it off. When he finds it, the police officer says: "You call that an antenna?"
Leela calls her breasts her "girls".
In "Benderama", a heavily inebriated Hermes asks an equally inebriated Zoidberg if he wants to see a picture of his "boy", which turns out to be his penis.
In Spliced!, Entree has named all of the teats on his udder. The one that gives addictive milk is called "Nugget".
Hank:(looking at a Nativity scene) Whoops! Baby Jesus is out of the manger!
Brock: Wha? (looks down at his fly)
On The Cleveland Show when Cleveland was trying to find his son a friend, he asked a kid if he'd like to "play with Cleveland Jr." not realizing the kid was actually an adult undercover cop who thought he was talking about his penis. He's promptly arrested.