Okay, now you're gonna help me get my arm into the sleeve. [beat] Penny:
...Is that my arm? Sheldon:
It doesn't feel like an arm. Penny:
Then maybe you should let it go.
is perfectly fine. She's walking along, enjoying herself. Out of nowhere, Bob bumps into her
and, by sheer accident (we think), grabs her boob. Alice may forgive Bob, but at the same time she could resent him (even hate him) or use this as an opportunity for blackmail. More often than not, however, she will hit him
The Accidental Pervert
is contractually obligated to have this happen at least once, if not Once per Episode
Somewhat related to Funbag Airbag
. See also Not What It Looks Like
. Compare and contrast with Skinship Grope
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Anime & Manga
- After Scott and Ramona reconcile in Scott Pilgrim Gets it Together, Scott notes the moment to be one he wants to last. Ramona then points out it's been spent with his hand right where the trope expects it to be.
- In Udon's Street Fighter comic, Rainbow Mika finally gets to face Zangief to a wrestling match. Zangief, who has been pestered by Mika for days, decides to end it quickly with a Banishing Flat. He ends up with a handful of Rainbow Rear End.
- Wolverine needs to stop Black Cat from walking into a minefield in the Wolverine/Black Cat: Claws mini-series. She's behind him, so he puts out his hand to stop her. Of course his hand lands right on her... chest. She gets angry, but Wolverine's in a cannot-be-embarrassed mode.
- Evangelion 303: In chapter 12 Toji and Hikari are talking about the troubles that Shinji and Asuka are facing when out of nowhere Toji gropes her. Hikaru was not amused, but her disgust did not last long...
- Scar Tissue: Shinji accidentally touched Asuka's breasts as he was sleeping in chapter 9. When he woke up and realized he panicked, but Asuka reassured him that she would not hit him.
- In The Second Try, after Asuka and Shinji have been sharing a bed for a while, she wakes up to find his hand on her chest (he's still fast asleep). It's a sign of their developing relationship that she isn't that bothered by it (a fact that she finds strange herself), but she still removes it before he wakes up.
- In You Got HaruhiRolled!, Fujiwara is knocked over (in a case of Disaster Dominoes) and instinctively grabs both Kyouko's and Sasaki's breasts to steady himself. Hilarity Ensues.
- In the This Time Round story "Friendly Hopes", Adric is already having a really bad day. Then, things get worse: he collides with Nyssa, and manages to put his hand on her breast as they both try to get up.
- In A New Order this is how Usagi discovers that Haruka is a girl.
Films — Live-Action
- The Naked Gun
- Drebin escapes a burning room through the window, climbing along a row of anatomically-correct male and female statues. Between two statues is an open window, and a woman in her underwear just happens to be standing there. Drebin accidentally... well, guess. He then falls off the building, just saving himself by grabbing a statue's stone Gag Penis. In trying to save himself he manages to break the penis off the statue and fall into the woman's room through the window, brandishing it at her.
- In the sequel, Naked Gun 33 & 1/3, Drebin is at the store squeezing grapefruits to test for ripeness while looking the other way. A woman in a low cut dress walks by, and Drebin mistakes her breast for a grapefruit and squeezes it. He gets slapped.
- Superbad: Evan is having a conversation with Becca in a crowded school hallway. When someone bumps him from behind, his hand actually punches her in the boob. He's embarrassed, but she assures him it's no big deal.
- Fierce Creatures: Rollo reaches backwards for a piece of paperwork without looking. He... well, he misses the paper, let's say. Willa takes it in stride.
- Star Trek (2009). Pre-cadet Kirk during a barfight stumbles "onto" Uhura, much to her annoyance. Kirk puts on his trademark smirk, which Uhura promptly wipes off his face with a sock to the jaw.
- Simon Birch* has the title character doing this. He is a twelve-year-old who (because of his unusual smallness) is playing baby Jesus in a Christmas play, and the person playing Mary (who just happens to be the prettiest girl in the class, who he has a crush on) is bending over him. He reaches up out of the manger and grabs her breast.
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, during the crowded room scene (paraphrased):
Mrs. Teevee: Someone's touching me!
Grandpa Joe: (raises hands) Oh, sorry.
- Me, Myself, and Irene has Hank making a very transparent attempt at this.
- The Jackie Chan film Mr Nice Guy had a scene where Jackie was trying to avoid detection by henchmen, and accidentally copped a feel on Ms. Fanservice while trying to get her to stay close to the wall.
- In the first Rush Hour, Carter has angered a female cop and walks off. To stop her from attacking Carter, Lee (Jackie Chan) unknowningly presses his hands on her chest. This is subverted, as she was in protective bomb-squad-issued gear for a training exercize, although he's still quick to remove his hands once he looks at where he's touching.
- When a character in Kangaroo Jack sees various mirages in the Australian desert, he sees a beautiful woman. Believing her to be another illusion, he gets handsy. In return, the very physically-present woman punches his lights out.
- Averted in Dude, Where's My Car? in the school camp scene, where a blind boy is questioned by one of the alien android women. He feels the breasts of one of them in order to identify who he's talking to, and she doesn't react at all.
Alien Woman: (confused) Is this... normal?
Blind Boy: Oh, yeah. This is how blind people say "hello".
- In Wild Wild West, James taps on the breasts of a woman, thinking she is Artemus in disguise.
- In Spies Like Us, Chevy Chase's character is masquerading as a surgeon claiming that his hand has no feeling in it, hence why he couldn't perform surgery. He demonstrates how floppy his hand is to Donna Dixon, by letting ''flop" right on to her chest. She carries on the conversation without missing a beat.
- Summer of '42: Hermie and Oscy take two girls to the movies, and Hermie puts his arm around the girl, casually putting his hand on her boob, with a huge grin on his face. Afterwards, they have this conversation:
Oscy: What did it feel like?
Hermie: It felt like a boob.
Oscy: Didn't it feel a little like an arm?
Hermie: Why would it feel like an arm?
Oscy: Because it was an arm.
- Return of the Jedi: When Leia is shot outside the Imperial bunker, Han rushes to her side and 'helps' her by grabbing her left boob. Apparently Carrie Fisher didn't realise what Harrison Ford had done until she was told about it later.
- The trope-naming novel, Don't Call Me Ishmael!, contains a scene in which the eponymous Ishmael forms part of a school debating team and, collapsing due to nerves, inadvertently gropes his opposition and eventual love interest.
- In the first Xanth novel, a female centaur offers to give Bink a ride. While she was jumping across a chasm, Bink loses his balance and would have fallen off completely if not for a desperate attempt at grabbing onto whatever he could hold — which, of course, turns out to be her (bare) breasts. She forgives him, saying that she felt him losing his balance and it obviously wasn't deliberate (adding that if it had been deliberate, she'd have dropped him in the chasm).
- In Hogfather, the newly-created Oh God of Hangovers joins Susan on the horse Binky, and innocently puts his hands around her at an inappropriate height. As he's only existed for a few hours, she doesn't smack him for his ignorance, just corrects his position very firmly.
- In Carpe Jugulum, the witch Agnes Nitt awakes after the fight with the vampyres in Escrow, to discover the villagers have taken the appropriate local precautions against her waking up as a vampire. (these are many and varied around the Discworld.) She complains about poppy-seeds being poured into her bra, and adds that whoever took her stocking had better have been a woman.
- Terry Pratchett really likes this one. It also happens with the arch-chancellor and Granny Weatherwax on a broomstick in Equal Rites.
- In the Brother Cadfael mystery One Corpse Too Many, a wounded protagonist gives the "boy" nursing him a playful push in the chest and gets a shock. He also gets a clout on the ear.
- The Dresden Files: In Death Masks, Harry accidentally grabs hold of Anna Valmont's breast when she stumbles against him while getting out of bed. The stumble was actually deliberately staged so she could pick his pocket.
- In 11/22/63, Jake's first meeting with Sadie is when he catches her when she trips, and one of his hands completely accidentally lands on her breast.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy turns invisible. Xander reaches out to find Buffy. His hands are at chest level. He quickly ascertains that Buffy's clothes are invisible too as he hurriedly explains to Anya.
- In the House episode "Let Them Eat Cake", House begins to grope Cuddy in the middle of a serious conversation.
House: Why are you dressed like that? Why are you trying so hard to get my attention? Are you screwing with me?
Cuddy: Are you screwing with me?
House: That depends on your answer.
(Cuddy says everyone knows that this is going somewhere, and that they're supposed to kiss now)
(House says that they already did that and grabs her breast instead)
House: Seemed like the logical next step.
Cuddy: Really? I'm an idiot for being surprised.
- Fawlty Towers: Basil Fawlty once mistook a guest's breast for a light switch as he was trying to turn on the light from the other side of the door. His hand just happened to have paint on it as well, leaving a handprint on the guest's top for Sibyl to see moments later and draw the obvious conclusion.
- A skit on an early '80s episode of Saturday Night Live had a character travel from the future just to squeeze one of the female player's breasts.
- In The Drew Carey Show, Drew accidentally does this to Mimi. His reaction is screaming in horror and dousing his hand with alcohol.
- In a cross-over between Live-Action TV and Real Life, in the LOST episode "Live Together, Die Alone", When Jack, Kate, etc. are bound by the Others and searched for weapons, Alex accidentally gets some boob from Kate. It's in the bloopers section of Lostpedia.
- The Big Bang Theory: Through a convoluted series of events, Sheldon has to help an injured Penny get dressed, and she insists he close his eyes so as not to peek. The following dialogue ensues.
Okay, now you're gonna help me get my arm into the sleeve. [beat] Penny:
Is that my arm? Sheldon:
It doesn't feel like an arm. Penny:
Then maybe you should let it go.
- The Benny Hill Show. One of the most commonly used gags. Usually with a "honking horn" sound.
- Neil Patrick Harris does this to Cobie Smulders in the Hilarious Outtakes for the Season 5 DVD of How I Met Your Mother. Funnily enough, this happens just mere seconds after Barney accepts Robin's invitation to play video games naked.
- On Home Improvement, while driving his attractive female mechanic home, Tim makes a hard stop at a stoplight and reaches out to stop her from going forward, grabbing the wrong area in the process. When she asks why, he says that since he has three kids, it's basically a reflex. Unfortunately for him, the Detroit area just got cameras installed to take pictures whenever somebody goes through a red light.
- Star Trek
- A well-known Star Trek: The Original Series blooper has DeForest Kelley and Majel Barrett rocking back and forth holding onto each other while the ship's under attack. At one point he's holding her in the wrong place.
- Although not filmed, Garret Wang (Harry Kim) of Star Trek: Voyager accidentally did this with Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) when they were rehearsing a scene. They were walking side by side through a corridor, and he made a full turn while trying to grab her shoulder, but instead the obvious happened.
- According to Patrick Stewart, during the filming of an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation he was supposed to help Gates Mcfadden's character (a.k.a. Dr. Crusher) out by pulling her out of a rock (specifically, by holding her arms). Because of certain circumstances they were in some kind of rush to do the scene, and so when the director said "Action!", Patrick, as he put it, "put both my hands on her breasts", and freaked out ("I screamed!"). However, at the end he did admit that "I'm really glad it happened".
- Angie Harmon does this to Sasha Alexander in the Hilarious Outtakes for the Season 1 DVD of Rizzoli & Isles. The ladies were making fun of the show's blatant Les Yay subtext and when they finally broke down in laughter, more laughter followed when Angie accidentally grabbed Sasha's boob while reaching for a hug. Of course, this did nothing to cool the show's rampant Rizzles shippers.
- The K Drama Answer Me Nineteen Ninety Seven has an example in the second episode, where Yoon-Jae ends up on the ground with his hands on Shi-Won's chest after she has chased him around with a frog.
- Naturally, this happened in Married... with Children. In an episode that's a parody of old fashioned "whodunit" mysteries, in the scene where the lights go out right before the murder happens, the Femme Fatale character angrily snaps, "Who touched my breasts?". Later in the episode, where Al is questioning all the suspects, he recreates the scene, and the exact same thing happen. This time it's obvious who it was. (And she slaps him for it.)
- Quantum Leap: In the episode "Good Morning, Peoria" Sam leaps into a radio DJ in a town where the old fogeys are trying to ban rock & roll. At one point the anti-rock geezers cut the power to the radio station, plunging Sam and his female assistant into darkness. A moment later the assistant screams and Sam apologizes, claiming he was "looking for a doorknob".
- In Tales of the Abyss, this happened to Guy after Luke (under orders from Jade) kicked him into the girl's area of the spa (it should be noted that Guy is very gynophobic). The girls were angry at first, but then realize that he was the least likely guy to grope them and Anise asked him who was bigger: Natalia or Tear. After he said Tear, they got angry and called him a pervert again, netting him the new title "Naughty Devil".
- In Tales of Xillia 2, Milla trips while walking on a rather treacherous path near some lava, at which point Ludger is given the choice of catching her fall or doing nothing. The former option results in the trope and earns him a punch (And some affinity), though she apologizes for it quickly. She ends up being fine in the latter option, but she gets mad at him for letting her crash into the ground instead.
- Done for only fanservice purposes in an ending to Dead or Alive 4, since the girls are only there for fanservice anyway.
- Rai on Arina in Rai (or was it Arina's?) ending in Waku Waku 7.
- Chrono Trigger: Ayla does this unabashedly to Marle during Marle's Side Quest. Ayla claims that Marle isn't "ready" to have her own kids yet (of course, Ayla was comparing Marle's chest to her own, so the bar is a little high...).
- Final Fantasy XIII: If one looks at Vanille and Fang when they reunite, you can see Vanille's hands resting comfortably on Fang's chest. Then Fang lifts up Vanille's skirt.
- Agarest Senki 2: Jainus is currently at the item store with Fiona getting supplies. Chloe, the girl who works there, ends up trying to grab something they want from a high shelf. Naturally this trope occurs when Jainus catches her falling. He gets a slap and apologizes immediately afterward, although judging by Chloe's... reaction after the mess is cleared up, Jainus has a gentle touch.
- Little Busters!:
- In Mio's route, Riki ends up falling on top of her accidentally and ends up with his hand on her chest. He's so distracted that he then proceeds to spend a good minute thinking about it (Mio having passed out from the fall) and when Kurugaya appears and starts talking to him about it, he actually forgets to take his hand back. When Mio awakes a couple of minutes later, she is not particularly impressed by this, but admits it was her fault they ended up falling over in the first place.
- It happens again in Haruka´s route where Riki slips on a magazine in her room while moving some boxes and accidently lands on Haruka, although she doesn´t really mind.
- In Kagetsu Tohya (a sequel to Tsukihime) Shiki has this happen with Hisui while cleaning a guest room.
- In Eternal Knights, Erica throws her hands over Kathryn's exposed breasts after Smiley teleports her breastplate away with him at the end of this scene — ostensibly to maintain Kathryn's modesty, though Smiley is gone by then and, as Kathryn points out, Jack is unconscious.
- Ethan did this to Lilah a lot in the early Ctrl+Alt+Del comics.
- Francis does this to Jade in a Pv P arc because he thinks he's in the future and that his actions have no consequences. He was wrong. There were consequences.
- Largo accidentally does this to Erika.
(staring at the closed door
) Something is there. I can feel it. Erika:
There's nothing... Largo:
(throws his hand back to shush her
(Largo realizes "something", and looks back to see his hand right on Erika's chest
Wow. Those are a lot softer than I thought they'd be.
My God, what was that?? Piro:
It kinda sounded like a truck running into the building.
- And Piro also accidentally does it to Kimiko in the Full MegaTokyo Panic omake.
- While sharing a hoverbike in Sluggy Freelance, Zoe suggests Aylee hold on during their race. Being new to the female form, Aylee grabs what seem the most logical handholds.