Kristoff: Have you had a meal with him yet? What if you hate the way he eats? What if you hate the way he picks his nose?
Anna: [disgusted] Picks his nose?!
Kristoff: And eats it.
Anna: [annoyed] Excuse me, sir, he is a prince!
Kristoff: All men do it.
Anna: Ew! [scoffs] Look, it doesn't matter; it's true love!Jokes about boogers and/or snot. Used often for the sake of grossout and/or immaturity. 'Snot that hard to write a joke about all things mucus-related, so you shouldn't have to dig that deep to pick out a good example of this joke. See also Toilet Humor, Snot Bubble.
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Anime & Manga
- Just one of the many flavors of Toilet Humor present in Gintama. Among other things, Gintoki has a habit of picking his nose when he's idle, and episode 194 centers entirely on Hijikata trying to get rid of some snot dangling from Kondo's nose without him noticing.
- Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt had a Snot based Monster of the Week. That's par for the course of this show.
- Many characters in One Piece frequently pick their noses. During the Baratie arc, Luffy taints Zoro's drink with his snot, which Zoro then forces Luffy to drink. And then we have Mr. 5, who with his "Nose Fancy Cannon" flicks explosive boogers at his opponents...
- Takasu from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds had this habit, and the worst part about it was, it wasn't even close to being his worst trait. (The dub version edited the nosepicking out, one of the few things that fans didn't blame the dubbers for.)
- Calvin and Hobbes: The Series has a jack-o-lantern with a monster picking its nose carved in it.
Films - Animation
- In the first Lilo & Stitch when Lilo is interested in adopting Stitch and is holding him, he picks his nose. With his Overly Long Tongue.
- In Treasure Planet, Dr. Doppler gets a faceful of Space Whale snot.
- In Toy Story 3, a toddler puts one of Mr. Potato Head's eyes up his snotty nose.
- Discussed in Frozen, where Kristoff claims that "all men do it."
- The views and opinions expressed by Kristoff in the film that all men eat their own boogers are solely his own and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The Walt Disney Company or the filmmakers. Neither The Walt Disney Company nor the filmmakers make any representation of the accuracy of any such views and opinions.
- On Osmosis Jones, Ozzy and Drix are patrolling Frank's nose when the dam holding back the mucus breaks, and they are nearly washed away on a tidalwave of snot. Outside, Frank's buddy tells him to do something about the dripping on his nose.
Films - Live-Action
- Revenge of the Nerds had a character named Booger, who had a fascination with the topic...
- Jurassic Park, the scene where they're in the tree petting the brachiosaurus, and it sneezes on the girl, covering her in snot.
Tim: God bless you!
- At the end of Money Train, the two brothers get even with a Jerk Ass who spat at Wesley Snipe's character by simultaneously punching him out and then firing off two snot rockets at him while he's down.
- Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls played this hilariously when Ace is making a long snort displaying his affection to the chief. They exit the hut laughing with snot all over their faces.
- Including Ace himself.
- In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Bilbo is trying to sneak around three trolls. As he tries to burgle a blade off one of them, the troll suddenly reaches over for a handkerchief, and grabs Bilbo instead. Snot ensues.
- From Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory:
Mrs. Teevee: I think I'm going to be seasick."Mr. Wonka: Here, try one of these.Mrs. Teevee: What are they?Wonka: Rainbow drops. Suck 'em and you can spit in seven different colors.Violet (picking her nose): Spitting's a dirty habit.Wonka: I know a worse one.
- Dave Barry absolutely cannot resist booger jokes. He even lampshaded the trope by calling a volume Boogers Are My Beat.
- Another Dave Barry example: the Round Robin book Naked Came the Manatee was instigated by Barry, who named the eponymous manatee "Booger." The rest of the authors then had to roll with it.
- The Captain Underpants series has Bionic Booger Boy.
- Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans in Harry Potter have 'bogey' among their varieties. That is, of course, British English for 'booger'.
- And Ron jams his wand up the troll's nose in the first book, with disgusting results.
- In Matilda, there is mention of the boy down the road who picked his nose without realising he had Superglue on his finger, with disastrous results.
- Stephen King loves boogers. Often he describes crying characters as having boogers hanging from their noses. In one of The Dark Tower novels, a particularly unpleasant character picks and wipes a huge green gobber on an intercom box to show his contempt for his leader.
Live Action TV
- WKRP in Cincinnati - "BOOGER!"
- In the Seinfeld episode "The Pick", Jerry's girlfriend breaks up with him, after seeing him picking his nose (he was actually only scratching it).
- In the new Doctor Who series episode "Curse of the Black Spot" The Eleventh Doctor explains to the party that the aliens found in the abandoned ship died of the common cold. Then he proceeds to accidentally put his hand in something particularly nasty.
The Doctor: Eww!Amy: What?The Doctor: Sneeze! Eww, Alien bogeys -wipes sneeze on Amy's jacket-
- Dick & Dom in da Bungalow had a filmed segment called Bogies, where the hosts competed to shout, well, "bogies" in a public place. Complete with Snotometer on screen to show the volume reached.
- In at least two episodes of House, it's a minor plot point that a patient picks their nose (in one, House thinks it's a symptom; in another, Wilson deduces it's the cause of some other symptom).
- On My Name Is Earl, Randy is about to be reunited with his first love to share that kiss they never got to have as kids because Earl split them up. What he doesn't know is that the pink-haired girl known as "Pinky" that he's been pining for all these years is actually his ex-sister-in-law. He asks Earl if he has any boogers, to which Earl responds: "Three mediums and a large."
- In the Supernatural episode "The Executioner's Song" (S10, E14), a serial killer thrusts a twisted tissue up his nose as he taunts the guard about how he would kill his wife.
- In one Calvin and Hobbes strip, Calvin walks outside in the cold, then wrinkles his nose before making an Aside Glance and saying, "Don't you hate it when your boogers freeze?" Lampshaded in an anthology, where Bill Watterson wrote, "I hope some historian will confirm that I was the first cartoonist to use the word 'booger' in a newspaper comic strip."
- Sadly, Berkley Breathed had Bill Watterson beat by 5 months. http://www.cartoonistgroup.com/store/add.php?iid=83846 ("Booger Head!")
- There's a Garfield strip where he spends the first panel picking his nose. After a Beat Panel, he looks out to the viewer and says, "I'm on, aren't I?"
- In a For Better or for Worse strip,◊ Michael and John play a game called "Booger Beasts," where you can play on the "slimer" team or the "crust" team.
- Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure
- Zill from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker has a trail of snot dangling from his nose that's at least as tall as he is.
- No snot is actually seen but every WarioWare game has a microgame that involves picking a nose.
- Well, there is snot at one point... In the first game, one microgame has you helping a young woman retract snot back into her nose by spinning the control pad.
- Gobtron has your weaponize snot. You click and drag a Snot Bubble hanging from a giant monster's nose, and launch it at his foes to splat and eat them. Other methods of using snot are a targeted cannon from its other nostril.
- Putty has the Snot Goblin, who shoots snot missiles out of his nose.
- The Trope Namer is an episode of The Penguins of Madagascar, where King Julien gets trapped in Burt the elephant's trunk. When he finally gets out, he says that his life "and many nose nuggets" flashed before his eyes.
- In another episode, a one-shot walrus named Rhonda moves into Marlene the otter's habitat. Rhonda has a sinus problem, which causes Marlene to get covered in snot at least twice.
- When Private is dosed with Truth Serum and starts revealing the secrets of all the other animals, he announces that Julien picks his nose. Cut to Julien, two knuckles deep in his nostril in front of all the other zoosters. He yanks his finger out and yelps "Aah! My secret gold-digging shame exposed!"
- In Ren and Stimpy, Stimpy had a booger collection in one episode.
- Yes, they were his magic Nose Goblins; Stimpy picked them himself. He even spoke to them in another episode to ask of the whereabouts of his missing flatulence, which the boogers thought was just crazy.
- Codename: Kids Next Door has a villain called the Common Cold who can use his snot as a weapon. (Fortunately, they only had to fight him once, unless you count cameos.)
- There are a lot of jokes about this in an episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy where the antagonist is a nasalmancer, a wizard who practices nose magic. ("It's not a very popular school of wizardry", according to Grim.) Grim comments in the episode that nosepicking is one thing that mortals do that he thinks is really stupid.
- Several of Chowder's Gross Up Close Ups on the title character feature strings of snot hanging off his nose.
- The Simpsons: "I found a moon rock in my nose!"
- Amateur Footage of a bear attack in a junkyard shows snot running out of Homer's nose as he cries.
- An episode of Jimmy Two-Shoes has Jimmy noting how gross a Bedsheet Ghost looked, then turning around and seeing Beezy picking his nose.
- Beetlejuice referenced boogers quite a few times—for example, a literal "pick-it line" in front of City Hall to protest road construction.
- In Lilo & Stitch: The Series, Snooty is an experiment that was programmed to mine a rare mineral - which turns out to be chemically the same as human mucus.
- Snott from Earthworm Jim is a sentient green glob of mucus.
- Lunk and Glomp from Mixels both have horrible runny noses (Lunk's due to allergies, Glomp's due to a constant cold)...and they both weaponize them. Lunk's snot is frozen into icicles thanks to his elemental ability and his sneezes can freeze Nixels solid. Meanwhile, Glomp's nose is big enough to store things in (he has to hork back to get them, though) and his slime-like snot can propel him to higher heights.
- The Spongebob Squarepantsepisode "Battle Of Bikini Bottom" has Patrick picking his nose (that suddenly grew on his face for this purpose) and trying to fling boogers at SpongeBob, the latter runs into the Krusty Krab, yelling, "Look out! Patrick's digging for gold!" Mr. Krabs hears this and excitedly follows them into the kitchen, only to come out seconds later, looking unnerved.
Squidward: (deadpanned) Did you get any of Patrick's "gold"?Mr. Krabs: He's not digging for any gold I'm looking for.
For God's sake, get a Kleenex.