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[[caption-width-right:300:''[-Step 1:-]'' [-Observe OhCrap situation.-]\\
''[-Step 2:-]'' [-Emit Loud Gulp.-] ]]

A ReactionShot where a character emits a clearly audible ''*Gulp!*'' Sometimes accompanied by a visibly-bobbing Adam's apple. Usually happens in an OhCrap situation.

Very popular in [[WesternAnimation animated works]] and ComicBooks.

Also see SpitTake and SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud. Not to be confused with GiganticGulp.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic'', [[OneManArmy Sōsuke]] visibly gulping can only mean one thing: [[{{Tsundere}} Kaname]] is '''PISSED'''.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Sakura did a loud gulp when they enter a classroom full of thugs. [[OhCrap All of which, stared at her team.]]
* The ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' episode "The Tale of Teacher" has Izumi do this when she finds out she must survive one month alone in the Briggs Mountains in order to earn an apprenticeship.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Used to be a standard WrittenSoundEffect in [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ComicBooks: ''<Gulp!>, <Sob!>, <Sigh!>, <Choke!>,'' etc.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* A cheating student in ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'' does this when her teacher suspects her of using a (fictional) cheating website, www.bootleg.com, in order to get better grades in school.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]] in ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'' reacts with this after hearing that dragons exist in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]] and Twilight Sparkle's (the one responsible for him being dragged there) assistant Spike happens to be one.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Appears in ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' when Chihiro has to pick out which of the pigs are her parents
* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', Woody gulps loudly when he sees Buzz Lightyear for the first time.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'', all the chickens gulp in unison after Ginger tells them that the food they've been eating was to fatten them up for slaughter.
* In ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'', Noah gulps when he sees a helicopter for the first time.
* In ''Disney/LiloAndStitch,'' Pleakley gives a very visible gulp after dodging a door-piercing ImprovisedWeapon thrown by Jumba (who was aiming at Stitch, but missed).
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'', Miguel and Tulio both do it when they have to play a ball game they've never played before against fifteen of the best players in the city, and are expected to win since they are gods.
* In Disney/TheLionKing, there's a group hyena gulp during the Simba/Scar confrontation at the end.
-->'''Scar:''' Simba? Simba! Oh, I'm a little surprised to see you...''alive?'' ''[glares at the hyenas]''\\
'''Hyenas:''' Gulp!
* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', Randall does this when Boo defeats him and Sully tells him "Looks like you're out of the job."
* The Were-Rabbit from ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWererabbit'' emits a Loud Gulp as Victor Quartermaine takes aim at him during the final fight scene.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''[[Film/{{Grindhouse}} Death Proof]]'', Lee actually says "Gulp" when she realizes her friends have left her with mister Redneck Rapist.
* In ''Film/FrightNight1985'', Peter Vincent does one after finding out Evil Ed [[TheReveal has become a vampire]], thanks to [[BigBad Jerry]] [[EvilIsCool Dandrige]].
* Episode 1 of ''Franchise/StarWars'' has the entire Gungan army do this when they see the droid army deploying their infantry. Captain Tarpals then tells Jar Jar [[ThisIsGonnaSuck "Ouch time."]]
* After Ricky's crazy-button has been pressed in ''Film/SilentNightDeadlyNightPart2'', his girlfriend lets out one as she realizes that Ricky is going to kill her next.
* Scott Pilgrim does this in ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' when he's about to be beat up by Lucas Lee's stunt doubles.
* In ''Film/ProblemChild 2'', Ben Healy Jr. (John Ritter) gulps audibly when asking nurse Amy Young (Amy Yasbeck) out on a date out of nervousness.
* In ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure''. Pee-Wee, when he learns that Large Marge is [[spoiler: a ghost.]]
* Gatsby does one in ''Film/TheGreatGatsby'' during tea time with Daisy and Nick, probably due to nervousness.
* Done by Oscar's dog in ''Film/{{Thankskilling}}'' after it stumbles across the killer turkey.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/WareHouse13'':
** Claudia has an epic one when she offhandedly mentions a few major recent incidents at the Warehouse, and Mrs. Fredericks asks her to "debrief" her on them.
** Claudia also has an absolutely adorable Double Gulp at the end of "Age Before Beauty", when her crush Todd makes a surprise appearance at the episode's end.
* Done several times by Don Ramón in ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'', always while looking at the camera.
* Several times throughout ''TheWonderYears'', whenever Kevin had an OhCrap moment, the narrator would simply say, [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud "Gulp!"]]
* On ''Series/SesameStreet,'' Kermit the Frog does this at the prospect of eating a fly.
* Sneaky version in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': While discussing the newly-found [[LostSuperweapon scythe]] in Season 7, they stumble upon an ancient name for it: "M question-mark." Giles points out that the "question mark" (ʔ) is actually a glottal stop in the International Phonetic Alphabet. What does "mʔ" sound like? The English word would be "gulp."
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* VinceMcMahon, Wrestling/{{WWE}} owner, has turned this into an art.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Happens in ''VideoGame/BrainDead13'' when Lance is fighting the ghosts.
* Quite a few in ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', actually:
** In Chapter 2, Guybrush does this when he tries showing Morgan the Pyrite Parrot, and she says that since the parrot is cute, she'll take it as a souvenir after she kills Guybrush.
** In Chapter 4, when Stan asks, "No hard feelings over all those various civil and criminal charges?" Guybrush replies, "Water under the bridge!" before raising his hook and continuing, "A bridge with a fast-talking shyster-slash-salesman dangling from it," causing Stan to gulp in fear.
* Zero in ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' emits one when he's riding Omega's missile and realizing he's about to get hit by an '''ICBM.'''
* In the Subspace Emissary campaign of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl,'' the Ice Climbers do this just as Meta Knight prepares to battle Lucario in a cutscene.
* Happened in ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'' when Bentley had to drive the Cooper Van which [[DrivingStick had a stick shift.]]
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', the titular character (twice), 1-Up, Fightgar, Gunhaver, Silent Rip and Crackotage say it out loud. Often preceded with an "Mmmmmm".
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Parodied in [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1926083 this College Humor video]].
* Used in Bin Banter 4 when Unicron finds out he might get eaten.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Early, extreme example in the WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit cartoon ''The Fowl Ball'' (1930). As nervous Oswald loudly gulps, his Adam's apple bobs in his throat—and it's shaped like a ''real'' apple, complete with stem.
* Happens very frequently in ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoons, with either Tom ''or'' Jerry in an OhCrap situation.
* Happens in [[OnceAnEpisode every episode]] of ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', just before Orel's father beats him as punishment for whatever he did wrong that day. CharacterDevelopment ensues when he stops reacting with this trope and starts to respond with a deadpan response.
* In the very first ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' episode, "Diamond Ray of Disappearance", Teela is confronted by the villain and does a '''very''' deep gulp that sounds rather mannish!
* Disney has two stock sound effects of this that often appear in either the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts, or their [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon classic animated films]] up to at least the late 1970s. In fact, this is DonaldDuck's standard OhCrap ReactionShot.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Rainbow Dash does this in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom Sonic Rainboom]]" when the part of her performance to preform her legendary Sonic Rainboom to win the competition to impress and hang out with the wonderbolts for a day.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters Boast Busters]]", Twilight Sparkle does this when she realizes she has to fight [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever an angry bear about a hundred times her size.]] She then [[BadassBookworm defeats the giant bear quite handily.]]
** Rainbow Dash manages to get a flamingo to do this during a DrillSergeantNasty routine in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin May the Best Pet Win!]]"
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem A Royal Problem]]", after [[spoiler:switching Princesses Luna and Celestia's cutie marks, and thus their roles for a day]], Starlight Glimmer says "There! Now you'll know exactly what it's like to... be each other." Followed by a loud, pained gulp.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', Gumball does this in the episode 'The Curse'.
* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' this was Evan Daniels' reaction to being caught by the police in his school after [[TheRival Quicksilver]] vandalizes the school.
* Shaggy and Scooby do this in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWrestlemaniaMystery'' when they see that their opponent is Kane.
* Bart gets this in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk" when Marge orders him to get Homer from Moe's right after he plays one of his prank phone calls on Moe.
** He also does it in "Principal Charming" when Skinner screams his name over the intercom for writing his name on the playground with sodium tetrasulfide.
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes gives us "Hopalong Casualty." When the coyote reads the fine print on the Earthquake Pills label ("Caution: not effective on road runners"), this is his reaction.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
** All three Girls do this in "Reeking Havoc" when the Professor suggests they try eating his chili.
** Buttercup in "The Boys Are Back In Town".
** Bubbles ([[ItMakesSenseInContext whilst disguised as Boomer]]) in "Bubble Boy" after being dared to eat a roach by Brick.
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