Not so nosy anymore, are you?
Sometimes, when you're playing with another person, you will playfully reach out and grab him on the nose. Sometimes the person may like it, but if the person Hates Being Touched
or feels condescended to, he may not like it at all.
Essentially, this is a trope where one character will grab another on the nose either in a playful matter (known as the "Got your nose" game) or when distracting an enemy.
May also be Played for Laughs
if the character getting his nose grabbed has a Cleopatra Nose
or a Gag Nose
Not to be confused with Nose Tapping
Anime & Manga
- Aladdin: Done mockingly to Aladdin by Jafar during his Villain Song.
- Often done maliciously (but Played for Laughs) by The Three Stooges. Usually either by grabbing the nose and twisting, or grabbing and then quickly slapping down on the fist with the other hand.
- Dogma: When the protagonist asks an adorable female God what the meaning of the universe is, God grabs her nose and says "Boop!"
- Snoopy Come Home: When the gang plays Monopoly and Lucy has to pay Schroder, she offers a "beep on the nose" instead. Later, when Snoopy prepares to give Lucy a kiss goodbye, she beeps his nose instead.
- Robots: Rodney's father is playing got your nose, and accidentally pulls it out.
- In The Karate Kid Part 2, Mr. Miyagi gets into an altercation with rival Karate instructor Reese after the tournament of the first film. After he gets him on the ground, it looks like he's going to finish him off by chopping his neck...but he just decides to honk his nose instead. Danny does the same thing to his opponent at the end of the film.
- In an early dream sequence in Freddy vs. Jason, one of the girls is dozing in class. Freddy pops out of her text book, sticks his blades up her nostrils and yells "Got yer nose!" and slices it off before the dream ends.
- In the Stephen King story The Langoliers, Nick Hopewell grabs Craig Toomey's nose to make him shut up. Nothing playful here, it's a painful nose hold, but the very annoying Jerkass had it coming.
- When Peeves from Harry Potter catches people late for class, one of the things he does is sneak up invisibly, grab their nose and yell "GOT YOUR CONK!"
- In Peanuts, there's a strip where Peppermint Patty does this to Snoopy.
- In Rose Is Rose, the baby Mimi is quite prone to this.
- 5 Second Films skit "The Nose Collector" depicts a man grabbing baby's nose, just before being surrounded by four men demanding their noses back, with bloody bandages where their noses were.
- In the very first short of the first ASDF Movie, a man does this to a kid. Immediately the police storms in, yelling: "Look out! He's got a nose!" Then they shoot him.
- In the Adventures from the Book of Virtues episode "Respect", Aristotle does this to Socrates while the two of them are playing tag. Naturally, this causes Socrates to go into an angry fit about it.
- Mr. Bogus also fell victim to this in the first act of the episode "Bogus To The Rescue", after his reflection gains a life of its own. The first thing the reflection does is grab Bogus's nose in a playful matter, complete with comical squeaky sounds.
- In South Park, Michael Ja—Jefferson does this with his son Blanket. The latter does it to, but grabs off his real nose.
- In a Flashback episode of The Simpsons Homer plays this with baby Bart but it backfires.
Homer: Got your nose!
Bart: Got your wallet!
[Bart runs offscreen and flushes Homer's wallet down the toilet]
- In another episode when Moe is babysitting Maggie, as he's about to leave she acts upset & reaches out to him.
Moe: Why's she cryin'? Oh, that's right. I still got her nose. (touches her nose with his thumb) Here you go, ya little idiot. Maggie coos happily.
- This exchange from the episode Insane Clown Poppy:
Krusty: My little girl's sharp as a tack. I tried the "got your nose" bit on her — didn't fool her for a second.
Homer: (mournfully) My uncle still has my nose.
- In one Cutaway Gag of Family Guy, Chris plays this on Peter while watching TV. Peter then rips Chris's face off, saying that he's got his face. Chris gets up and runs around screaming. Lois, who did not even see this happen, tells Chris to calm down and it was only a trick.
- Quagmire does this to Stewie in the episode, "The Courtship of Stewie's father", frightening him.
- In The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Hugh Neutron does this playfully with Brobot; since Brobot is a robot, Hugh actually pulls off his nose unintentionally.
- In the episode, "Normal Boy", after Jimmy drains his brain, Sheen does this to him, frightening him. Carl then scolds Sheen into giving Jimmy back his nose.
- In the Animaniacs episode "H.M.S. Yakko", the Warners mention this gag in their version of the Major General Song.
Yakko: When in a jam, I just yell "stop" and villains in their tracks are froze
Then I sneak up, and utter "start" and take my hands and honk their nose.
- Young Justice has Adam Strange on planet Rann distracting train guards from noticing Superboy by reciting the Jabberwock, then he uses this trope on a guard and runs out shouting the White Hare's opening line.
- Also done in the first episodes when Kid Flash does this literally to Blockbuster's former human nose after being mutated.
- Honking (or sometimes biting) ones nose is a common tactic on Looney Tunes. See Bugs Bunny in Bully for Bugs and Daffy Duck in Daffy Duck and Egghead.