Spit Out a Shoe

Alice is a giant chasing Bob, who has on a pair of distinctive looking Nice Shoes. Despite his best efforts Alice manages to catch Bob and eat him alive. However, Alice notices that Bob had left one of his shoes behind in her mouth. She rolls the item around on her tongue before spitting it onto the floor.

After something, either a humanoid being or a ravenous creature, eats someone, it tends to spit out something that belonged to that person, often a piece of clothing the victim had on or something he or she was carrying on his or her person. This is often Played for Laughs or is used as a way to show that the victim is down for good. For some reason, shoes are a popular choice. Another common variant is to have the character who did the eating burp up the shoe of whoever they ate rather than deliberately spitting it out. A sibling trope to Losing a Shoe in the Struggle. May overlap with Dead Hat Shot in some cases. In some ways this can be used to show that whoever was eaten is gone for good. Apparently a giant woman eating a guy doesn't have as much "he's gone for good" punch unless she finishes it by spitting out his destinctive looking shoes.

Compare Burp of Finality, which is similar to this trope, but lacks the clothing or item aspect.

Is not related to Too Spicy for Yog Sothoth as that involves the thing that did the eating being forced to regurgitate the character because they were harmful to them. Here, it means that they enjoyed their meal.


Examples:

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    Advertising 
  • A Fiber One ad featured a talking shark and his wife. The husband shark said he saw dessert, while the wife shark said he just had a big lunch. While the husband shark denies the size of the meal, he belches out a snorkel belonging to a diver he ate.
  • Clifford the Dragon in this Listerine ad picks a knight's helmet out of his teeth when the narrator mentions rich food as a cause of his bad breath.
  • An early 2000s ad for Vespa scooters shows a young woman on a Vespa seducing King Kong while he is destroying a city. He seems to be attracted too... then promptly gobbles her up and picks her bra out of his teeth, which he uses to polish his new Vespa.

    Anime and Manga 
  • In Rebuild of Evangelion, after the Tenth Angel Zeruel eats Unit-00 (with Rei inside it), it chews for a moment before spitting out Unit-00's head. Some fans find this to be Narm given the serious tone of the scene, but others find it to underscore the horror of the moment.

    Fanfiction 

    Films — Animation 

    Films — Live-Action 

    Jokes 

    Music Videos 
  • In the music video for "Miserable" by Lit, one of the band members is hiding from the giantess (played by Pamela Anderson) who is eating the band members alive. Once she finds him she slurps him up and chews him a bit before spitting out one of his shoes.
  • The music video for "Panic" by the Czech band Lucie has the singer serenading a giantess in a red dress and heels. After he marries her she devours him and pulls his guitar out of her mouth. She follows this up with a loud belch.

    Puppet Shows 
  • In the Dinosaurs episode "Getting to Know You", Charlene signs up for a foreign exchange student program when she fears her family doesn't know her, and a French bird named François Jean Marie Poupon is sent in her place. However, François is a huge Jerkass to the entire Sinclair family, and when Baby reaches his breaking point, he eats François, and burps up several of his feathers shortly afterward.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Arduin RPG, The Compleat Arduin Book 2: Resources. The Star Spider is about 10-12 feet wide and long. Opponents that are sucked or pulled into its mouth are destroyed by heat and radiation at a rate of 51-100 Hit Points per combat round. Afterwards the spider spits out the victim's charred spinal column, rib cage and skull.
  • This is often a justification for monsters having treasure in Dungeons & Dragons: when they kill previous adventuring parties, they spit out anything they can't digest.

    Video Games 
  • Crash Bandicoot:
    • When the Man-Eating Plant mooks eat Crash, they will spit out his shoes.
    • In underwater levels of Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, the shark mob will eat Crash and spit out his oxygen tank, while the eel mob will do the same and spit out his pink boxers. Similarly, the shark mobs in Coco's jetski stages will spit out her jetski if they eat her.
    • The same Man-Eating Plant in Crash Team Racing will spit out the karts' wheels after they eat one.
  • Battle Chess: The rook's finishing move on the opposing queen is to swallow her and spit out her tiara. Something similar happens when the rook takes a knight in Battle Chess 2: Chinese Chess.
  • In Hotel Mario, when Larry Koopa catches Mario, he spits out Mario's hat.
  • In Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, there is a challenge where you have to protect a village of cavemen from being eaten by dinosaurs. If one of them catches a caveman, he eats him whole and spits out a single bone.
  • One of the animations of the Arachnarok Spider in Total War: Warhammer is to eat an enemy and then spit out its weapons.

    Web Comics 
  • In Kevin & Kell a running gag involved baby Coney eating a mouse or other small animal and then belching up a single bone. In one strip where Kevin's mother-in-law was criticizing his homeschooling skills she belched up an elk hoof.

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    Western Animation 
  • Looney Tunes
    • In the short "Puss'n Booty", a woman calls the pet store to order a new canary, while nearby her cat burps out a couple of feathers. At the end of the short, the canary burps out the cat's bow.
    • Sylvester the Cat and Tweety Bird. When Sylvester eats Tweety, he often burps up some of Tweety's feathers afterward.
  • In Sonic Boom episode 4, Tails gets eaten by an octopus, which then spits out his goggles. Then Tails reaches out of its mouth and tries to pull himself out.
  • Happens in an episode of Futurama when a woman gets eaten by, of all things, an elephant.

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