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->''"Should I explain to you the meaning of a closed door in a whorehouse?"''
-->-- '''Tyrion Lannister''', ''Series/GameOfThrones''

A couple is about to have sex, or are in the midst of the act, but another person interrupts somehow. They have to stop to deal with the interruption. This trope can be played for comedy, drama, or both. Can often lead to a RelationshipReveal. If they choose to keep going, it's CoitusUninterruptus. If they try and keep things secret (if there is a knock on the door), it could lead to a ClosetShuffle. A subtrope of MomentKiller.

Often followed by a "Don't you people know how to knock?", because [[YourDoorWasOpen no one ever locks their door]] when they're getting intimate.

Compare to CaughtWithYourPantsDown for the [[ADateWithRosiePalms solo]] version of the trope, and ChaosWhileTheyreNotLooking for the violent version. A supertrope of PrimalScene and ParentsWalkInAtTheWorstTime. SisterTrope to SorryToInterrupt.


* IKEA's ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb-2lT9hJpU It's time to move out]]'' ad.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'': Given that they're both on Interpol's "Most Wanted" list and have numerous enemies, [[GentlemanThief Lupin]] and [[ClassyCatBurglar Fujiko]] have had their romantic evenings ruined more than once:
** ''[[Anime/LupinIIITheSecretOfTwilightGemini The Secret of Twilight Gemini]]'': About midway through the film, Sadachiyo and his men burst into their hotel room to assassinate Lupin, just as he and Fujiko were getting started. Which forced him to bail in his underwear and left Fujiko stark naked, with nothing but a bedsheet to defend herself!
** ''[[Anime/LupinIIITheColumbusFiles The Columbus Files]]'' begins with them meeting over a candlelit dinner to discuss the contents of the stolen Columbus Egg, in Fujiko's possession. The discussion makes its way into the bedroom, where once again, they get interrupted just as they're about to shag. This time, by way of MacrossMissileMassacre!
* Happens near the beginning of ''Vitamin''. The protagonist's boyfriend forces himself onto her while they're in school, and a classmate sees them.
* ''Anime/PhantomQuestCorp'': In incident file 03, Detective Karino drops by Mr. Nagasuki's office to question him, just as things were heating up between Nagasuki and his [[SexySecretary secretary!]] So when he opens the door, he gets an eyefull, though the audience [[SexyDiscretionShot doesn't get to see anything.]]
-->(''secretary screams from off camera'')\\
'''Mr. Nagasuki:''' (''angrily at Karino'') GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE!!\\
'''Karino:''' (''closes door, snickering'') Hot action.
* Invoked in ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' (adapting a possible event from the original visual novel). [[spoiler: Sekai's friend Nanami Kanroji and her sempai/boyfriend try to get some "quality time" in the middle of a school festival, so they end up having sex in the rest area booth. They're not interrupted but they ''are'' filmed by Otome's GirlPosse, who are such ''nasty'' bitches that they ''show the tape to the whole school''. The upperclassmen think this is funny, but poor Nanami has an HeroicBSOD.]]
** Double invoked, as [[spoiler: almost immediately afterwards, we see that Makoto was caught on tape too... having sex with ''Otome''. And this is how Sekai learns that, after she and Makoto cheated on Kotonoha, ''she'' is now the one cheated on.]]
** The first part [[AdaptationExpansion is expanded on]] in other media (namely, the game's UpdatedRerelease), and it's even worse. One: [[spoiler: Nanami and her boyfriend weren't filmed by Otome's GirlPosse, but by Nanami's sempai and rival Chie Ashikaga; she releases the video out of spite against her.]]. Two: [[spoiler: we see that ''they're actually quite kinky in regards to sex'' (into master/servant, sex roleplaying, etc.)]] No wonder [[spoiler: poor Nanami completely shut down: not only she and her boyfriend were caught doing the deed, '''but their kinks were exposed to everyone in the school'''.]]
* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Suboshi needs to talk to his boss Nakago and goes into his tent. Nakago is having sex with his and Suboshi's fellow Seiryuu Senshi Soi...
* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': Reimi and [[RighthandHottie her personal assistant]], [[HollywoodNerd Washio]], finally get some "alone time" halfway through episode 2, where they have a romantic rooftop tryst in her private rose garden. At least, until [[{{ninja}} Chiho]] ruins it for her, by interrupting them during her escape attempt. Which annoys Reimi, sparking an improptu match between her and Chiho.
* In the manga version of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Kaji and Misato had a heart-to-heart talk about their past and when they’re about to make out, Asuka barges in. HilarityEnsues.
* ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'': Tohru ends up barging in when Kanna and Saikawa were about to - in Kanna's words - "get closer". Did we forget to mention that Kanna and Saikawa are both [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior in Elementary School]]?

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In issue 2 of ''Franchise/FridayThe13thPamelasTale'', Barry convinces Claudette to [[MakingLoveInallThewrongPlaces go off into the woods to have sex]] with him. The two are unaware that Jason had followed them. Barry and Claudette are also unaware that he's [[CoitusEnsues watching them making love on a log. Jason attacks Barry while he's mounted Claudette in a rear entry position]]. Jason attacks Barry by leaping on his back and begins pummeling him. Barry then puches Jason and throws him off the log in a rage. Barry apologizes to Jason and wanting him to stop. Barry can only watch helplessly when he fails to catch up with Jason and then helplessly watch him fall off the Crystal Lake dock, [[HollyWoodDrowning flail around and drown]] in the lake.
* ''ComicBook/SerenityLeavesOnTheWind'': In an apparent MythologyGag to Kaylee's {{backstory}} scene in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "[[Recap/FireflyE08OutOfGas Out of Gas]]", Mal calls down to the engine room to tell Kaylee to fire up the engines and catches her in the middle of having sex with Simon.
** Had happened back in the first issue: when Zoe went into labor, Simon and Kaylee run into the infirmary while still getting dressed. Zoe did say that they're like a "couple of rabbits".
* ''ComicBook/AngelLove'' of her eponymous series catches her next-door neighbor Everett and his girlfriend Lola smooching in the dark in her apartment twice in one issue.
* Poor ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' ends up walking in on Wallace having sex when he arrives home. Scott's face paints an absolute picture.
-->"'''TURN OFF THE LIGHT!!!'''"
* Even when Bronson and Thaddeus are hooking up in ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' she can't turn off her situational awareness; she jumps up in time to take out one of the would-be ambushers before they reach her room.
* In ''ComicBook/TimeAndTimeAgain'' from the Franchise/{{Superman}} comic book titles in 1991, Jimmy Olsen's mother drops in on her son's date with Lucy Lane as the both of them were kissing each other.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12074589/1/Kimyōna-Komisch-Caldo Kimyōna, Komisch, Caldo]]'', a sequel to ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Let's just say Kugelmugel interrupted an *ahem* intimate moment [[{{Polyamory}} Germany, Italy, and Japan]] [[AThreesomeIsHot were sharing]].
-->"Oh. Right there. RIGHT THERE!" What sounded like moans and groans in three different pitches could be heard—somehow over the deafening crashes—from the closed door as the boy reached it. Sadly, said boy could not get in due to said door being locked. Just what could they be doing?! Something that young children should never find out.

-->Not that he cared. "Open up! OPEN UP!"




-->What seemed to be a wet plopping noise resounded in response to the rapid knocking and insistent rattling of the locked doorknob, what sounded like sheets being removed, spray being frantically spritzed, clothes being rapidly put back on, sheets being put back on, and so on and so on following seconds later.
* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': In chapter 7, Shinji and Asuka enter Misato's apartment, talking about having a shower and intercourse right away when Kaji walks into them. Oops.
* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': In chapter 65, Shinji and Asuka are in the middle of sex when Ching phones Asuka to remind them that they have to return to the stage shortly (appending a "Sorry because I guess what I am interrupting" comment).
* ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'': In chapter 16 Shinji and Asuka are about to have sex in the tube... and Misato comes home right when Shinji is about to enter the bathroom, leading both teenagers to hurriedly pretend that nothing was happening.
* PlayedForLaughs in the appropriately titled, ''[[http://m.fanfiction.net/s/5863602/2/ This Closet's Lock is Broken]]'', when Soifon accidentally bursts in on [[SexyMentor Yoruichi]] while she's having sex... with [[{{Sexbot}} a mod soul designed to look and act like her!]]
* In a chapter of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', Ginny leads Harry to her bedroom (with the door closed) to give him a birthday present to "remember her by", and they begin to kiss very passionately, but are interrupted by Ron barging into the room. There are many stories that speculate that, had Ron not interrupted, Harry and Ginny would have had sex.
* This trope probably scars [[Manga/LuckyStar Kagami]] for life in ''[[FanFic/StarsAbove Stars Above]]'' [[spoiler:when she accidentally walks in on Tsukasa and Miyuki.]]
* ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''. When [[DracoInLeatherPants Draco]] and [[MarySue Ebony]] have sex in the Forbidden Forest, Dumbledore barges in out of nowhere, yelling "[[AtomicFBomb WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING YOU MOTHERFUKERS!]]"
* Empath in the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "Days Of Auld Lang Smurf" interrupts Papa Smurf's private moment inside the Imaginarium with a recreated fantasy version of his wife just as they were about to kiss. Of course, Empath doesn't know that this is what Papa Smurf was doing with his time away from the other Smurfs until he saw Papa Smurf in a bathrobe emerging from a Smurf house.
** Empath himself gets interrupted by Polaris Psyche as he is making out with Smurfette in private while under the influence of the probes in "Monkey On Your Smurf".
* ''FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops'' love to play this for laughs. Taken to an extreme where five separate people walk in on [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Spike and Rarity]], apparently during the same loop, and react completely differently to the situation.
* ''Fanfic/TheWrongReflection'' has Fleet Admiral Riker call up Eleya to give her some info and orders right when she and her boyfriend are in the middle of foreplay.
* In ''FanFic/HotspringSouls'' Chapter 4 (which shares its title with the trope name) the Hunter and the Doll experience this thanks to [[spoiler: their roommates Artorias and Ciaran's [[TheImmodestOrgasm loud, ungodly moaning]] preventing the couple from getting it on themselves.]]
* In ''FanFic/{{Shatterheart}}'', Kurogane and Syaoran share a tender moment when they decide to rekindle their [[FriendsWithBenefits relation]][[SecretRelationship ship]] and kiss. Then [[LockedOutOfTheLoop Fai]] [[OhCrap walks in on them]] [[AbuseMistake without understanding the context.]]
** Invoked by Syaoran when a nosy healer interrupts his reunion with Kurogane. He decides to mess with both of them by undressing and giving Kurogane a passionate embrace to make the healer think she interrupted much worse.
* In this (NSFW) ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'' [[http://deandr4.tumblr.com/post/50744243182/fanfiction-1 fanfiction]], Deandra walks in on Mackenzie and Brittnay getting it on in a stall in the Girl's Room.
* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', it happens to Shinji and Asuka several times. They're making out, [[ParentalSubstitute Misato]] arrives all of sudden, and they have to stop and pretend that they weren't doing anything... The first time happened in chapter 8, shortly after their RelationshipUpgrade.
* In chapter 19 of ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'', Asuka and Shinji are about to have sex when an enemy attacks their HomeBase. Shortly after they were making out in the locker rooms when Shinji's friend Touji suddenly entered, saw what they were doing and gagged.
* In the "Raise" chapter of ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'', Shinji and Asuka are about to make love at night when [[spoiler:their daughter Aki]] opens their bedroom’s door. They stop instantly.
* In ''Fanfic/IceAndFire'', Lelouch gives Suzaku a phone call, not knowing that he's having sex with Euphemia at the time. Needless to say, neither the Honorary Britannian nor the Third Princess are happy.
* In ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/8793565/chapters/20159878 How the Light Gets In]]'', Thea walks in on Dean and Laurel right when he's about to go down on her. Given that they're both a ParentalSubstitute to her, its even worse.
-->'''Thea:''' I can't unsee that. My entire life flashed before my eyes. Why does this always happen to me?
-->'''Dean:''' Because you don't - Wait, ''always''? How many times have you walked in on people having sex?
* ''FanFic/AChanceMeetingOfTwoMoons'': The times that Luna walked in on a drunken Discord and Celestia, and Artemis walked in on a drunken Eris and Solaris.
* In these ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' stories by [=DragonShadow=]:
** In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1749444/1/A-Liar-s-Lament A Liar's Lament]]'', while being bodyguards, Sam and Clover accidentally walk in on a diplomat and his mistress getting it on in a basement bedroom.
** In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2349088/14/Starlight-Starbright Chapter 14]] of ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2349088/1/Starlight-Starbright Starlight Starbright]]'', Clover accidentally walks in on Mandy and Brittany about to get it on.
* In ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/5743525/chapters/13234939 Now Kiss]]'' by [[https://archiveofourown.org/users/KrazyKyStaHatter/pseuds/KrazyKyStaHatter KrazyKyStaHatter]], Gabriel walks in on Adrien and Marinette while they are on the floor, making out heavily. Seeing as he was one of the people playing TheMatchmaker for them, he merely informs them, with his usual TheStoic attitude, that with the success of their last photoshoot together, they are going to have a few more, wishes Adrien a happy birthday and leaves.
* In another ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fic, ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/13560240 Caught]]'' by [[https://archiveofourown.org/users/BullySquadess/pseuds/BullySquadess BullySquadess]], Gabriel discovers Adrien and Marinette's relationship when actually walking in on them making love in Adrien's room. Seeing as he came in on official business which concerns both of them, he decides it's not every day he gets the chance to speak to them at once, considering their schedules, and just proceeds with the matter. It is as awkward as it sounds.

%%* RunningGag in ''Film/ShakespeareInLove''.
* In ''Film/CemeteryMan'', Francesco Dellamorte and his mystery woman make it on top of her husband's grave, at her request ("He would have liked to know.") Unfortunately, in this particular cemetery the dead are prone to rise seven days after burial - her husband digs his way out, catches them mid-act and promptly takes a bite out of his wife's arm, whereupon Francesco impales him with a cross.
* The ''Film/JamesBond'' film ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'' has a scene where Bond (Creator/SeanConnery) takes MsFanservice Plenty O'Toole back to his room where he gives the obligatory strip down so they can have sex but when she goes into the bed room to dispense with what little remains of her attire (high heels, flimsy see through pink panties and a fancy necklace) while Bond tosses her low cut purple satin dress on a chair and turns on a light... only to find himself being held at gunpoint by a bunch of mooks. The mooks then proceed to toss the basically naked Plenty out a window while she screams in humorous sexually humiliated protest, only to land in a pool, downgraded from ShamelessFanserviceGirl to ReluctantFanserviceGirl.
* In ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'', Adam, Nick and Jacob walk in on Lou having sex with Adam's sister, meaning Jacob [[PrimalScene witnesses his]] [[{{Squick}} own conception]]... sort of. When he tries to attack Lou, he disappears. CoitusUninterruptus has to ensue to ensure Jacob lives.
* RunningJoke in ''Film/GoingTheDistance'' too -- from Dan DJ'ing Erin and Garrett's first hook-up, to her sister walking in on them having sex on her dinner table... and her husband eating a midnight snack to them walking in on her sister and her husband dry-humping.
* In the Japanese movie ''Film/TheEel'', the protagonist finds his wife having intercourse with another man and kills him right then. He spends eight years in prison; his life right after release is the actual story.
* Happens in the British film ''Film/SirHenryAtRawlinsonEnd'' when in a flashback Seth Onetooth finds his wife Rosie carrying on with Henry's brother Humbert in the bushes. This leads to Humbert "accidentally" getting shot by Henry, and explains why his ghost cannot rest until it has found trousers.
* ''Film/CarryOnLoving'' has the arranged pair Terry and Jenny, who fail [[UpToEleven at least 10 times]] to follow through because roommates keep pasting them from their bedrooms.
* In ''Film/TheSecretOfMySuccess'', Brantley (Creator/MichaelJFox) ends up having an affair with his boss's wife [[spoiler: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfYqWagt-14 who turns out to be his aunt!]]]], Vera. When she comes to his office, looking for seconds (which is one-sided this time), they get busted when [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz04kVAI3bs&feature=player_detailpage#t=116 his uncle shows up unexpectedly, to talk to him.]]
* In ''Film/SchindlersList'', Schindler is having sex with his mistress, when he's informed that his accountant, Stern, has been mistakenly put on the train that takes Jews to the death camps. Schindler manages to save him just in time.
* In ''Film/MakeTheYuletideGay'', Gunn and Nathan are in Gunn's room stripping down to have some fun time, when Gunn's mom comes in to make sure the boys have enough sheets for their beds.
* In ''{{Film/Apollo 13}}'', Jack Swigert was [[ShowerOfLove in the shower with his girlfriend]] when he gets the call to tell him he'll be part of the flight crew; she's very upset, but he simply ''cannot'' let it ring.
* ''Film/FriendsWithBenefits'' has Jamie's mom walking in on Dylan and Jamie in the middle of the act. They are more freaked out than she is.
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''; Dot Matrix's Virgin Alarm. "It's programmed to go off before ''you'' do!" (Unfortunately, it seems the alarm [[NotWhatItLooksLike can't tell the difference between sex and romance]]; Dot assumes the worst calls Lone Star a "sex fiend", even though he and Vespa were just kissing.)
* In ''[[Film/{{DEBS}} D.E.B.S.]]'', Amy and Lucy's relationship is exposed when the other members of D.E.B.S. burst in on them in bed together.
* The end of ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'' involves ''the hero'', John [=McClane=], interrupting Simon, the villain, as he's about to get intimate with his wife. The normally stoic woman suddenly gets very angry at [=McClane=].
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''. Don't think Kirk can top Uhura interrupting his session with an [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Orion woman]] in her dorm room [[Film/StarTrek in the first movie?]] Kirk sees your sexual shenanigans and [[RefugeInAudacity raises you two]] [[CatGirl Caitians]] who are annoyed Starfleet is paging him.
* Near the start of Brian de Palma's ''Film/BodyDouble'' the unemployed actor hero goes home to find his girlfriend's clothes strewn around the apartment and thinks that she's planning something special for him. When he gets to the bedroom he finds out [[YourCheatingHeart she got started without him and with someone else]].
* ''Film/FridayThe13th1980'': Barry and Claudette have engaged in foreplay and Claudette's shirt is totally unbuttoned when Pamela Voorhees sneaks in on them. She kills Barry onscreen with a knife to the stomach and offscreen, Claudette in the neck.
* ''Film/{{Lolita}}'' (1997). Humbert is kissing his underage stepdaughter when a police car roars up on them, much to his alarm. Fortunately the cop is more interested in asking if they've seen another vehicle he's pursuing, and fails to realise what's going on.
* In ''Film/{{Bound 1996}}'', [[QueerRomance Violet and Corky]] are pleasuring each other on the couch when Caesar bursts in.
* In ''Film/PrettyCoolToo'', Walter is about to go outside to have sex with his brother's girlfriend, when his parents come home.
* In ''[[Film/RunningScared1986 Running Scared (1986)]]'', Danny does this to Ray and his new girlfriend Maryann twice; once just for laughs, but the other when Danny's ex-wife is kidnapped.
* At the start of ''Billion Dollar Brain'' Film/HarryPalmer has left British Intelligence and is working as a private eye. Some photos on his desk show a couple caught in bed in a hotel room -- the last shot is of a large fist flying at the camera.
* An InvokedTrope in ''Film/TheTwoJakes'', where PrivateDetective Jake Gittes arranges for the husband to interrupt events as evidence for his divorce case. Only there's an OhCrap moment when the husband goes OffTheRails and shoots dead the man sleeping with his wife. The rest of the movie involves Jake finding out whether this was an act of passion or a premeditated murder.
* ''Film/{{Backdraft}}''. Brian [=McCaffery=] is having sex with his girlfriend on top of a firetruck when the alarm goes off. They quickly put on their clothes, only to find themselves racing through the streets on top of the vehicle, its sirens blaring. After their initial shock, they both find this rather amusing.
* A running gag in ''Film/{{Taxi}}''. Whenever Daniel and Lilly want to get down and dirty, something comes in between.
* Håkan and Carina get caught by their children in ''Film/WhenDarknessFalls''.
* In ''Film/{{Faust}}'', Mephisto is a demon, so it makes sense that he is also a JerkassGenie. He spoils Faust's desire to have sex with Gretchen in a particularly unpleasant way, by arranging for Gretchen's mother to walk in. Gretchen's mother has a heart attack and drops dead.
* Subverted in ''Above Suspicion'' during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrXTSu-BNxM#t=3m16 this scene]] when Nick and Gail are making love and his beeper goes off.{{NSFW}}
* Happens in ''The Student Nurses'' [[http://ancensored.com/clip/The-Student-Nurses/Karen-Carlson/12855 when]] Phred finds out that she's [[ModestyBedsheet in bed with]] the wrong doctor.{{NSFW}}
* ''Film/FrightNight2NewBlood'': During an evening excursion, Charley walks in on Gerri going down on a male student. She notices Charley and [[BlackEyesOfEvil flashes her black eyes]] at him. This same student later ends up missing.
* A deleted scene from ''Film/PowerRangers2017'' has Jason and Kimberly kissing intimately and suggest they would have gotten further if Trini's text didn't interrupt them.
* ''Film/MagnumForce''. A pretty Asian woman living in Callahan's apartment openly states she wants to go to bed with him. Before CoitusEnsues, DaChief rings up demanding Callahan get his ass into the office because he's been reinstated to Homicide. It's late by the time he gets home, but the woman is still in bed waiting for him.
* In ''Film/Siren2010'', Ken and Rachel are [[MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces having sex in a public bathroom]] when Rachel has a psychic flash of a face looking at her. This freaks her out as she thinks someone is watching them, and she breaks off the coitus, much to Ken's frustration.
* ''Film/TheFirm''. Two Mafia hitmen walk in on a private eye as his SexySecretary in under the table giving him a blowjob. As they don't realise she's there, she survives as a witness to his murder.

* Captain Armand Pahner walks in on two of his sergeants (Eva and Julian) in the ''Literature/PrinceRoger'' series. Additionally, Julian deliberately arranges for this to happen to Roger and Despreaux on multiple occasions. By monitoring the biometrics in her combat suit (specifically pulse and blood pressure) he can tell when they [[SlapSlapKiss are arguing and when they... aren't]].
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** A large portion of the drama is sparked by [[spoiler: Bran seeing Cersei and Jamie Lannister having sex. Not only is this an act of {{Twincest}}, it's also an act of treason as Cersei is the Queen (thus throwing the parentage of the royal children into doubt). Bran is shoved out the window by Jaime in an effort to ensure his silence.]]
** The trope is PlayedForLaughs several novels later when Jaime barges into Lord Bracken's tent unannounced, to find him screwing a CampFollower.
-->'''Bracken:''' I fear I did not hear your coming, my lord.\\
'''Jaime:''' And I fear I've [[DoubleEntendre interrupted yours]].
* In ''Literature/ChronoHustle'' #5, Jack and Sesla are in the middle of sex when TRD agents teleport in to arrest him. Sesla is annoyed that they couldn't have waited a few more minutes.
* This happens to Felix in ''The Two Crowns of Ras Karim'', one of ''Literature/GotrekAndFelix'' short stories. As usual, Gotrek is to blame.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Near the end of ''Literature/WhiteNight'', Harry pays a visit to Marcone and finds [[spoiler:Helen Beckitt]] on his lap, their clothing disheveled.
-->I cursed my timing. If I'd come ten minutes later, I'd have opened the door ''in medias res''. It would have been infinitely more awkward.
* In ''Literature/WolfHall'', Thomas Cromwell calls for Helen Barre, a woman of his household, to go with him quickly and secretly to help Archbishop Cranmer's secret and pregnant wife. She appears tucking her hair under her cap and Rafe Sadler, whose hair is also rather disheveled, angrily protests her being abruptly dragged off. Cromwell is so preoccupied he ''completely'' misses the significance of this until six months later when Rafe confesses that they're married and Helen is pregnant, and he finally puts two and two together.
* In ''{{Literature/Banco}}'', Carotte, an AcePilot, is furious when the owner of a brothel tosses them out for selling clothing to his whores, so he promises to return by air since the pimp can't prevent them from doing so. The next day he and Papillon [[BuzzingTheDeck dive bomb the brothel]] so low that the cheap metal roofing flies off the building; exposing whores and their clients who scramble around while the plane orbits, Papillon and Carotte laughing their asses off.
* ''Literature/MaureenBirnbaumBarbarianSwordsperson'': In one of the framing stories, Maureen appears to tell of her latest adventure to her old friend Bitsy. Bitsy, however, has just gotten married, and is the bathroom getting ready for her wedding night. The chaos of Maureen's abrupt arrival prevents anything from happening that night.
* A major plot point in Creator/PhilipRoth's ''Indignation'': Marcus receives a hand job from his girlfriend Olivia while recovering from surgery in a hospital...and the nurse walks in on them [[{{Squick}} just as Marcus climaxes]]. Since this is TheFifties, once word gets back to the college dean, the event ruins both of their lives (and [[spoiler:indirectly causes Marcus to be killed, as he's drafted into the Army and dies fighting in Korea after his expulsion]]).

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Clark has the unfortunate habit of crashing in at the wrong time, although the scenes are usually relatively innocent.
-->'''Lois''': (entering [[spoiler:Chloe and Jimmy]]'s apartment) You know what Lois likes to see when she comes home? Pants. Pants on everyone.
* Abby has to hide under Brody's bed when her drunk brother Richie turns up for a midnight visit in ''Series/AgainstTheWall''.
* ''Series/LipService'', in the fourth episode when the interruptor turns out to be [[spoiler: the husband of one of the women who is hoping to watch the two of them have sex]].
* Running gag in ''Series/SixFeetUnder''. Nate and Brenda get interrupted twice, first by Brenda's brother, then [[ParentsWalkInAtTheWorstTime Nate's mom]].
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The last scene of episode one, when Bran catches Cersei and Jaime at their twincest. With horrific and long-reaching consequences.
** PlayedForLaughs when Jamie Lannister walks in on his brother at a brothel in Winterfell and tells him to hurry up, then proceeds to send in more prostitutes in order to hurry him up. This provides the trope quote: "Should I explain to you the meaning of a closed door in a whorehouse, brother?"
** This almost becomes a RunningGag in season 4 when different people keep interrupting Prince Oberyn Martell to discuss politics when he's trying to set up an orgy in a brothel.
** "The Laws of Gods and Men" opens with Yara Greyjoy's raid on the Dreadfort interrupting Ramsay Snow and Myranda.
** Tyrion and Bronn burst in to confront Pycelle at his most vulnerable in "What Is Dead May Never Die."
** Bronn is extremely reluctant to answer Tyrion's summons in "Valar Dohaeris" as it interrupts his session with the prostitute Mirelle.
* PlayedForLaughs in a ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' episode. Leonard was sleeping with a girl named Joyce Kim and was having sex with her when Sheldon decided to interrupt by knocking on the door. Leonard was thinking of ignoring him, but Sheldon knew he was being ignored. Sheldon then came in to remind Leonard of their Roommate Agreement. Due to its terms, Joyce decided to leave. This was actually a good thing for Leonard as she was a North Korean agent trying to get information about a project he was working for. He even admits Sheldon probably saved him from going to federal prison. Again, PlayedForLaughs, but still.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': When Chandler and Monica first get together in London, Joey walks in on them. Monica hides under the sheets leaving Chandler to be forced to pretend to have ADateWithRosiePalms to throw Joey off. This trope then happens to the couple on several occasions over the next few months while they're trying to keep their relationship secret. Even after their relationship is official, they can still sometimes be victims of this trope. After they're married and decide to try having children, they get down to business in a hospital janitorial closet and are interrupted in the middle of the act by Monica's father walking in on them, traumatising all three of them.
** And in a {{What If}} sequence, Rachel walks in on her husband Barry while he is having sex with the neighbors' dogwalker and [[YourCheatingHeart realizes he is cheating on her this way]].
* An episode of ''Series/VeronicaMars'' has an (adult) hacker's relationship with a student (minor) at the school being exposed by Veronica and her camera. She even says "It's satisfying to be the interruptus in somebody else's coitus."
* ''Series/CombatHospital'' has Graham interrupting Simon and Rebecca at the undressing-and-foreplay stage with some pretty serious news for Simon. Rebecca hides, then slips out the back.
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' had a comically extreme example: Cory and Topanga are about to consumate their marriage when the police burst to the hotel suite in and arrest them (because they inadvertently stole someone else's wedding thanks to Eric).
* The ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' episode "What Goes Around Comes Around" has Jack walk in on two amorous couples. The first time, it's [[ParentsWalkInAtTheWorstTime Zoe and Lucas making out on his couch.]] The second time, it's Fargo going all the way in the middle of a serious electromagnetic disaster...
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' has Chuck and Sarah on the run in order to find Chuck's father, and finally look like they will resolve all that [[UnresolvedSexualTension sexual tension]] after [[ThereIsOnlyOneBed sharing a bed]] at a motel. Chuck steps into the bathroom to get a condom from his wallet, only to find out that Morgan has taken it and left an IOU note instead. He runs out to buy a new one only to be caught by Casey, who had tracked them down. When they get back to the room, Sarah is no longer there, having figured out something was up.
* Happens a lot to Debra and Ray in ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''. It's hard to be private when Ray's parents live over the street and are prone to walking in without knocking. Robert and Amy get it too, from ''both'' sets of parents.
* ''Series/RookieBlue'' has Sam [[spoiler: and Andy]] being interrupted by Sam's boss. Since he is undercover and working for a very nasty drug dealer, this is quite serious and is PlayedForDrama.
* In the pilot episode of ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'', Max breaks up with her boyfriend after she catches him [[YourCheatingHeart cheating on her]] this way, clearing the way for Caroline to move in; in the second-season episode "And the New Boss", she walks in on Caroline and Andy.
* ''Series/SouthOfNowhere'': How Spencer's family learned that Spencer was gay.
* In ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', Gwen walks in on [[YaoiGuys Jack and Ianto]] right in the middle of a make-out session in the office.
* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' GrandFinale, Emperor Vir Cotto is interrupted while in bed with two women. This is initially played for laughs, but quickly shifts to drama as he realizes that the visiting Ranger is delivering the news that [[spoiler: Sheridan is about to die]].
* ''Series/ModernFamily'''s "Caught in the Act" episode during the second season. All three Dunphy children [[PrimalScene walk in on their parents.]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Happens for a RuleOfThrees with Xander walking in on Buffy -- in "Intervention" (actually Spike screwing a Buffy SexBot), in "Gone" (Spike screwing the real Buffy, only she's been turned invisible so Xander just sees Spike acting very strangely) and "Him" (Buffy making out with Dawn's boyfriend on a school desk due to a LoveSpell).
* This is how [[spoiler: Ethel]] gets fired from her job at ''Series/DowntonAbbey''. And [[spoiler:Jimmy]] later.
* The season 3 opener of ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' opens with Mac and Peyton being interrupted,sort of-They appear to have just finished and she's laying with her head on his chest-a call for Mac.
** Season 9 has a milder form, Mac is just sitting in the park,holding Christine,when the phone rings. Still a type of intimacy,just not actual sex.
* In ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'', Agron and Nasir are making out in a hallway, where they are supposed to be keeping watch, rather passionately when Mira finds them. [[YaoiFangirl She tells them to go to bed.]]
* In the American version of ''Series/{{Shameless|US}}'' this happens a good deal to Fiona, mostly because she can't find much free time in her personal life because of her PromotionToParent, so when she does have sex it's in awkward, semi-public locations.
* In a {{flashback}} in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "[[Recap/FireflyE08OutOfGas Out of Gas]]", Mal storms into the engine room to give his then-mechanic Bester a piece of his mind and walks in on him having sex with Kaylee. Kaylee sorts her clothes out and fixes the engine in nothing flat (having diagnosed the problem Bester couldn't fix ''while'' she was having sex with him). Mal fires Bester and hires Kaylee on the spot, and she runs off to ask her dad for permission with the back of her dress still only half-buttoned.
* Happens in an episode of ''Series/TheFlash2014'', when Barry is about to get it on with his girlfriend. Unfortunately, being a superhero means he keeps getting interrupted by calls about this or that crime taking place. Later happens, when Barry and Iris try to make out just as Joe walks in. Iris tells Barry to talk to Joe about it, since ''she'' has no problem with it. As it turns out, while Joe will never be okay with it, he won't make a big deal out of it either. So it's Barry's problem. His solution is to move out of Joe's place.
* ''Series/GetSmart''. Maxwell Smart is doing an EmergencyImpersonation of the king of {{Ruritania}}, and is busy snogging a beautiful princess when the Chief and the King's aide-de-camp burst into the room.
-->'''Max:''' How ''dare'' you interrupt the King during an affair...of State!
* In ''Series/TheWire'', while Herc is serving on Mayor Clarence Royce's detail (trying to get fast-tracked to the rank of sergeant), [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZvY285GNN0 he inadvertently catches Royce getting a blowjob from his secretary]]. Herc fears that he'll never make rank and end up like Jimmy [=McNulty=] - in an undesirable unit. Carver sets Herc up for a meeting with the politically-savvy Stan Valchek. Valchek, who is amused by the whole situation, tells Herc to turn the mishap to his advantage as a way of quickly making rank. Herc then meets with Royce, who, as Valchek predicts, quickly surmises Herc's desire for promotion and demonstrates his willingness to help Herc's career in exchange for his silence.
-->'''Carver:''' What the hell did you say to him?
-->'''Herc:''' I said, [[SarcasmMode "Mr. Mayor, that's a good, strong dick you got there, and I see you know how to use it."]] I didn't say poop!
* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire''
** Atlantic City treasurer James Neary refuses to recant his testimony against Nucky when Jimmy Darmody orders him to do so. Jimmy and Richard Harrow proceed to burst into Neary's office while Neary is boning his secretary doggy-style. They shoo the secretary out, make Neary type a confession at gunpoint that exculpates Nucky, then shoot him in the mouth and stage his death as a suicide.
** Bugsy Siegel tries to assassinate Gyp Rosetti while he is receiving BDSM sex with a waitress. This is a major OhCrap moment as Gyp likes sadomasochism and is tied to the bed. He barely frees himself in time, only surviving by using his lover as a BulletproofHumanShield. Bugsy then manages to get away, killing Rosetti's bodyguards and the paperboy coming to deliver the evening paper.
* In ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'', after Kara gets Mon-el (as Mike Matthews) an internship position at [=CatCo=], she later hears him and James's assistant about to get it on in the supply closet. Specifically, the conversation involves the girl asking him if he has protection, and him wondering if she means his sword, which he doesn't have with him. Kara bursts in moments before BoldlyComing ensues. She tells Mon-el he can't do stuff like that, only for him to point out that it happens all the time on a [[Series/GreysAnatomy medical TV show]] he saw, so it must be okay.
* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': In one episode, Jessica has to interrupt a morning tryst Trish is having with Will Simpson to deliver an update about Malcolm and Kilgrave.

* Happens in the Music/{{Warrant}} song "[[IntercourseWithYou Cherry Pie]]":
-->Swingin' so hard
-->We forgot to lock the door!
-->In walks her daddy
-->Standin' six foot four!
-->He said "you ain't gonna swing
-->With my daughter no more"!
* Tone Loc's "Wild Thing" has the same thing happen (in this case the girl's ''mother'' interrupts them), but with more benign results:
-->I didn't know what to say; I was hanging by a string
-->She said "Hey, you two, I was once like you and I like(d?) to do the Wild Thing."

[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* A mild version occurs in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' on Christmas Eve after the gifts have been wrapped, Calvin's been put to bed, and Mom and Dad are now cuddled up on the love seat in front of a roaring fire in the fireplace. They then note that with the chaos of the holidays, it's nice to have a little quiet time to reflect, only for Calvin to come in with a fire extinguisher and shout "WHAT'S THIS?! SANTA FLAMBÉ??"

[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* From the Creator/CheechAndChong album ''AudioPlay/LosCochinos'', Man in "Pedro And Man At The Drive-Inn" goes over to the next car over in order to get something to open the trunk with, only to find a guy making out with a girl inside the car. Not that it interrupts the activity going on, though, as the guy gives Man something and then just continues on without breaking the flow.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Invoked in ''TabletopGame/TeenagersFromOuterSpace''. The referee is explicitly instructed to use every variant of this trope they can think of in the event of two [=PCs=] (or a PC and an NPC) trying to have sex. Why? RuleOfFunny. Two people having sex is dramatic and boring. Two people trying desperately to have sex, only to be thwarted by spaceship accidents, alien control officers, and unexpected surprise parties...is hilarious.

* In the BBC production of ''Theatre/HenryIVPart1'', Hal and Doll deliberately create one of these moments. They pretend to be getting hot and heavy so that when the sheriff walks in on them, Hal has [[EmbarrassingCoverUp a reasonable excuse for wanting to get rid of him as quickly as possible]]. They don't want him to search the house and arrest Falstaff.

* G-rated example in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver''. When you first enter Misty's gym, nobody is there, requiring you to find her and interrupt her date. Her boyfriend runs away when you approach, and you can then challenge the gym.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Subverted in ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays''. Kotonoha comes to Makoto's house while Makoto and Sekai are having sex and walks in on them. At first it seems like she caught them in the act, but then it's revealed that Makoto invited her there for a threesome.
** As said above, a similar scene on a different route plays the trope straight, and [[spoiler: leads directly to a bad ending.]]
* PlayedForLaughs in ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo''. In Emi's route, at one point Rin walks in on her and Hisao right after the end of their first sex scene, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} requesting to use Emi's window to look at a specific cloud.]] She doesn't appear to notice that Hisao and Emi are both half-dressed (Hisao is topless, and Emi is down to her panties), and leaves when Emi politely asks her for some alone time.

* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' is a SexComedy that isn't above this joke:
** It is more or less a RunningGag that if [[TheCasanova Matt]] has sex, no matter with [[ReallyGetsAround whom]], someone may well walk in and interrupt them. He seems to be unable to lock doors. Given his love of danger and hints of exhibitionism, this may be deliberate on the part of his subconscious; he certainly [[CoitusUninterruptus doesn't seem too bothered by it]].
** There are also moments such as the scene where Erik and Jim walk in on a four-way lesbian orgy... involving their respective girlfriends.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' Ash and Emily end up walking in on Kate and Harry having sex. Oddly enough Kate is only mildly embarrassed and glad that it was at least someone she knew. Ash on the other hand looks like she could use a jug of {{brain bleach}}.
* The page picture is from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', where Kat and Annie walk in on Kat's parents just at the right time to avoid a PrimalScene (note Donald's RushedInvertedReading). They resume intimacy when the kids leave.
* ''WebComic/SandraAndWoo'' sees foxes Shadow and Echo [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/08/14/0607-peeping-tom/ interrupted by a wildlife photographer.]]
* ''WebComic/VampireCheerleaders'': After Stephanie mysteriously goes missing in vol.4, her sister, Katie, and her friends end up travelling across space and time to find her. When they finally do, they find her in bed with [[spoiler: a mothman, [[http://www.vampirecheerleaders.net/strips-vc/the_moth_queen_cometh while surrounded by others waiting their turn]]]]. While Steph was mildly amused by the interruption, Katie [[http://www.vampirecheerleaders.net/strips-vc/leonard_gets_ultra_depressed was not....]]
* ''WebComic/ParadoxSpace'': In "The Inaugural Death of Mister Seven," Crowbar walks in on Clover and Itchy "doing a jig;" which is to say, doing a dance that's part of [[BizarreAlienBiology Leprechaun courtship]]. Crowbar reacts as one would in the equivalent human situation while the the other two show no shame.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2Ijzn9pAp0 This]] Funny or Die video concerns a couple trying to have sex, only for the cat to keep getting in the way.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' Lana dumps Cyril after walking in on him having sex with Framboise from ODIN.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheModifyers'': {{Zigzagged}} in [[RuleThirtyFour the unofficial parody.]] Just as Baron Vain has [[GruntingOrgasm gotten off]] from [[spoiler: dry humping]] Lacey, Rat fishes for a compliment for capturing her and bringing her to him. Vain and Lacey ([[TooKinkyToTorture who'd just begun to get into it]]) become mildly annoyed, before Vain decks him for interrupting them. And with that out of the way, he [[spoiler: [[CoitusEnsues screws Lacey senseless]]]].
* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC08RBiRhmM this famous scene]] from ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'', Cobra Commander catches Destro and the Baroness kissing!
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has an instance in which Zuko runs into Tsuki who is nervously walking towards Sokka's Tent. He asks if she needs to talk to Sokka too. She [[BlatantLies declines]]. Upon entering the Tent, Zuko sees Sokka.. Lying on the floor of the tent with a rose in his mouth. After he realizes that its Zuko rather than Tsuki who entered the tent, he nervously sits up and speaks to Zuko. Given that he calls for Tsuki the moment Zuko exits and that upon the next morning, Sokka is seen [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything wearing the Lei]] that Tsuki was wearing the previous night, [[GRatedSex they eventually got around to it.]]
* A variation occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Go, Stewie, Go!", when Lois tries to sexually assault Meg's new boyfriend just as Meg enters.
-->'''Lois:''' Um... Rape? ''(cue Series/{{Seinfeld}} bass sting)''
* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'': Near the end of "Clum Babies", Larry The Cucumber barges into a bedroom where Ling-Ling and Ni-Pul are getting it on, to shoot them during his rampage.