(Sheldon is keeping his eyes closed while helping an injured Penny get dressed)Alice 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. Subtrope of Suggestive Collision. Somewhat related to Funbag Airbag. See also Not What It Looks Like. Compare and contrast with Skinship Grope.
Penny: Okay, now you're gonna help me get my arm into the sleeve.
Penny: …is that my arm?
Sheldon: …it doesn't feel like an arm.
Penny: Then maybe you should let it go.
Penny: Okay, now you're gonna help me get my arm into the sleeve.
Penny: …is that my arm?
Sheldon: …it doesn't feel like an arm.
Penny: Then maybe you should let it go.
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Anime & Manga
- Ah! My Goddess
- In the manga:
- In the OVA video, Urd grabs Keiichi's hand and forcefully presses it against her breast.
- In Bakemonogatari, during one of the times that Araragi is fighting with Mayoi, he gets an accidental handful. She doesn't notice at the time, but is pretty freaked out when he mentions it later ("You stole my first touch!").
- How did the police find out that Cat's Eye was a gang composed of women? Easy: in the first chapter Toshio managed to get the jump on Hitomi during a heist, and, while unable to see her face due to darkness, he accidentally groped her breast.
- A Certain Magical Index
- Touma wakes up from his latest misadventure to find his hand grabbing the breast of Little Sister Misaka. At first he freaks about the fact that he's such a pervert that he'd do such a thing in his sleep, only for Little Sister Misaka to inform him he only grabbed her hand, she put his hand on her chest (she was measuring his vitals). Touma then realizes that, due to anesthetic, he can't actually feel anything.
- Later, when Touma mistakes Mikoto for a shape-shifted Thor, he tries to dispel the "illusion" and grabs her chest. She is so shocked that he is able to leave before she snaps out of it.
- Chrome Shelled Regios: Layfon to Naruki, after falling on top of her in a sparring match. Unlike most anime females, she understands it's an accident and jokes about it.
- A curse shared by Kimihito Kurusu of Daily Life with Monster Girl, Mamoru Onodera of Deadline Summonner, and Eita Touga of 12 Beast. It's like their hands have a magical magnetic attraction to breasts.
- In the first chapter of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, Teiichi doesn't quite believe Yuuko is a ghost, so he reaches out to grasp her shoulder, reasoning that a ghost will be insubstantial. That's just when she turns to face him, though, so he gets a handful of quite substantial breast. Yuuko is totally unfazed by this. She is a ghost, however.
- This happens a few times in Elfen Lied.
- The first example is when Nyu starts fondling Yuka to sexual excitation.
- After Kohta accidentally gropes Nyu early on, she sees it as a action of endearment, like a hug. And then she apparently starts to innocently rub herself on his hand, since it apparently felt so good. Cue Kouta's cousin walking to the room.
- Nyu also gropes and nearly rapes Nozomi because she misunderstood something that Kouta said, making her believe that it was OK to do it to big-breasted people.
- Fairy Tail
- During a fight with Juvia, Gray freezes her in ice and realizes a second too late that his hand was latched onto her breast when he froze her. Juvia is embarrassed and delighted; Gray is equally embarrassed and utterly baffled by her reaction.
- In chapter 298, Jellal trips and grabs Erza's breasts. They are both embarrassed but Erza accepts it was a mistake.
- In chapter 331, Lucy gets magically stripped by a dragon and sent flying right into Natsu. After the initial shock, Natsu declares that he has no choice but to cover her up himself... and puts his hands on her bosom. Cue reaction punch from an already EXTREMELY embarrassed Lucy.
- In the omake Welcome Back, Frosch, Sting, Rogue, Yukino and Lector have been looking all over for Frosch who has gone missing. When they finally find him, Sting and Yukino try to head directly for Frosch, but Rogue tries to stop them, accidentally groping Yukino's breast. Yukino's too embarrased to do anything, so Sting punishes him instead.
- Saito's done this few times in The Familiar of Zero with different girls that often tease him. He's also tried doing it to Louise, who's often not happy with it. With the introcution of Tiffania, it becomes a recurring gag. One example of this is when she asks Saito to check if her chest is real by touching them.
- Early in Full Metal Panic!, Sôsuke performs a Diving Save to prevent Kaname from being hit by a truck... and ends up with his hand on her breast. She actually doesn't notice until Sōsuke gives her a reassuring squeeze... Made at least ten times funnier by the fact that her first reaction is apparently pure delight — which thoroughly shows on her face — for about three seconds. After which she realizes what's going on, resulting in one of the funniest expression changes ever...
- In Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu Kaname walks into the groping hand of a Poor Little Rich Kid, who asks if her breasts are real. Cue Megaton Punch. "They're real!"
- Also in Fumoffu, Sousuke has a Bedmate Reveal this way, when he wakes up and puts a hand on Tessa's breast, Tessa having 'accidentally' wandered into his bed while sleepwalking.
- Freezing: Roxanne gropes Satellizer The Untouchable Queen in their first appearance, much to the participants of West Genetics' shock/horror, and accuses her of implants.
- In Gintama, Tsukuyo offers to let Gintoki grope her breasts, he declines, ends up doing it accidentally anyway, and gets a suplex for his efforts.
- Girls Bravo: Fukuyama molests Kirie so often, that hardly an episode goes by without at least one scene of him groping her. Whether it be through her clothes, or going so far as to yank up her shirt so he can fondle her boobs directly. It usually last several seconds as she seemingly stands there letting him, until she finally flattens him for it.
- In Girl Got Game, Chiharu trips and his hand lands directly on Kyo's chest. Since Kyo is pulling a Sweet Polly Oliver, her reaction is not embarrassment, but panic about her secret being uncovered (she had just removed her chest wrappings because she thought she wouldn't need them that day). Thinking quickly, she claimed that her chest was bruised and swollen.
- How Sano found out Mizuki's secret at the beginning of Hana-Kimi. Mizuki had been knocked out playing soccer with Nakatsu, and guess what Sano accidentally touched when he picked her up? When Mizuki found out at the end, she was understandably distressed. In another chapter, Sano tried to put a hand on her shoulder, but missed.
- Haruhi Suzumiya gets the computer club president to grope Mikuru against his will (Mikuru does not approve either). Kyon is an accessory to the fact, since he photographs the whole thing so that Haruhi can use the photos for extortion. This was modified in the animation by having Haruhi take the pictures instead, which is terribly amusing since Kyon has absolutely no reason to be in the room when this is going on except to take pictures. As a result, he just stands there acting all disgusted at Haruhi's actions.
- High School Dx D:
- A variation is invoked early on. After Rias promised Issei the chance to grope her for completing a contract, she springs it on him so suddenly she counts to five before he can even touch her, leaving him incredibly disappointed. She compensates him by letting him feel them with his chest as she hugs him instead. Issei's goofy smile and transparently half-hearted objection show he's more than okay with doing it that way.
- The series is notable for how sparingly this trope is used, considering Highschool DXD is a fanservice-friendly series with a boob-obsessed Lovable Sex Maniac for a protagonist. Most of the time, when Issei cops a feel, it's because he was invited, or he's using his mind-reading magic (don't ask). When he does accidentally grab the chest of a girl he knows better than to touch, like Asia, he's horrified with himself for enjoying it and apologizes profusely.
- Happens to Iria in IRIA: Zeiram the Animation by a kid that fell on top of her.
- In The Irregular at Magic High School, Mizuki trips and Mikihiko jumps up to catch her, accidentally groping her in the process.
- Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple does this trope in the form of the Ma-style Memory Recovery Technique which is essential grabbing Miu's boobs in order to snap her out of her Unstoppable Rage or Brainwashed and Crazy state. The first time it's used, it works. The second time...not so much.
- In both the anime and manga version of Ladies Versus Butlers!, Akiharu is confronted by Selnia who is convinced from his appearance that he is up to no good. When he decides to ignore her she takes a swing at him, both of them trip and he ends up with his hands on one of her breasts. It wouldn't be so bad if he wasn't so stunned that he was still touching her when she recovered her wits.
- In Lord Marksman And Vanadis, Tigre has a pair of magnets active even when he's sleeping, and has groped five of the seven Vanadis and Limlisha already.
- Keitaro of Love Hina has been theorized to have breast magnets in his hands considering how often this happens to him. What usually follows is either a punch (Naru), an innocently/happily surprised "Oh my!" (Mutsumi), a scream (Shinobu), or a blush and an excited giggle (Kitsune).
- In Love Live!, Nozomi will not hesitate to grope the other girls as a form of 'punishment' when they act out.
- Erio and Caro's first meeting in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS had Erio's hands end up in two embarassing places when they crashed in a heap after he caught Caro when she tripped. In a subversion of the usual reactions, the two of them simply disengaged efficiently after a short moment of embarassment and the incident was quickly forgotten. It probably helped that they were both only ten. However, this lead to a Running Gag for the Fan Artists & Doujin Writers.
- Mahou Sensei Negima! has Negi do this to Asuna a lot. It helps that most of the time it genuinely is accidental. Lucky bastard gets away with it scot-free most of the time, due to his age. Humorously, the one time he gets socked for it is when he does it while magically aged-up.
- The main character in Maicchingu Machiko Sensei has this happen to her both accidently and purposefuly Once per Episode... among other things. Kenta is the major offender; for him it is like say "Hello!".
Ms. Aki: (amused) "I've heard of a sleepwalker, but never a sleep-MOLESTER."
- Due to the nature of the series, Takeru's hands, and his face repeatedly end up in Haruko's melons. He ends up groping her with such regularity that she can hardly be blamed for thinking he's doing it on purpose; since at least half the time, he is.
- In chapter 29, it's revealed that Haruko has an unexplained habit of ending up in other girls' beds and groping them in her sleep. Which is lampshaded by Ms. Aki in the anime's corresponding episode (13):
- Averted in Aki's case, in the series proper. But during the second OVA, she gets drunk and offers to let Takeru feel her up. She didn't have to ask twice.
- In Mayo Chiki! this is how Jiro finds out that the resident Chick Magnet is a Bifauxnen and later he does the same to Usami. It should be noted somehow their shirts came undone when he did it.
- In Minami-ke when Natsuki, one of Touma's older brothers, gets pushed into Haruka resulting in a grab. Haruka knows perfectly well that it was accidental and does not hold it against Natsuki. However, the incident occurred in front of Haruka's class, so for the sake of appearances she still has to punch him out.
- Inagawa Goro, a recurring character in My Lovely Ghost Kana, frequently expresses a desire to encounter the supernatural. In one issue, he wishes that he could "reach out and touch it," and grabs at the air—while the titular Cute Ghost Girl is floating right in front of him.
- In Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, this happens when the mobile island the protagonists are atop start shaking violently, and Herton fall on top of Grandis. She naturally responds to this with a Megaton Punch.
- In Nagasarete Airantou, Shinobu challenges an unsuspecting Ikuto to a sword fight. Before she can land the first blow, she stumbles and Ikuto rushes to catch her. He inadvertently gropes her and ends up winning because shortly afterwards she was consumed by "a warm feeling in her chest" and is unable to battle.
- Omamori Himari
Yuuto: Himari's are big after all... (Gah, what am I saying!?)
- Happens to Amakawa Yuuto, mostly with Himari. He seems to have mixed feelings on this...
- On at least one occasion, he wakes up with her in his bed, with his hand full of boob. Unlike the standard "OHCRAPIHAVETOSTOP!" reaction, he briefly considers massaging it. Then she wakes upnote .
- In One Piece, Luffy's introduction to giant mermaid Princess Shirahoshi. Apparently they feel like pudding.
- He also accidentally does it to Empress Boa Hancock when she is trying to smuggle Luffy on board a Navy ship, hiding him under her coat. Had it been anyone else, she probably would've minded.
- In episode 5 of Panzer World Galient, Redd Windu grabs Hilmuka's breast as hugging her. In reaction, she slapped him.
- The first episode of Parasyte involves Shinichi unconsciously groping his childhood friend's breast. At this point, though, Migi had replaced his right hand so this was done more by Migi than Shinichi.
- Ranma ½. This may take some time...
- When Ranma first comes to the Tendō Dōjō, Nabiki proves Ranma's (apparent) gender by first poking her/him in the breast, then rubbing it. She later emphasizes her point by grabbing her/his breast again. And, when it seemed Ranma's bust size had increased in a late manga story, she proved it by... you guessed it! Groping hir again.
- During Tatewaki Kunō's introduction, he plunges into a pool alongside Ranma. His first hint that something was amiss is when he holds onto the latter and accidentally grabs her breast and squeezes.
- An anime-only scene in the first season has Sōun try and break up a fight between Ranma and Genma, both in cursed form, by pushing them apart with a hand on each chest. He then promptly realises he's cupping Ranma's breast, and his daughters have seen him doing so. He tries to claim that it's Not What It Looks Like, and promptly catches a fist in the face from Ranma due to not letting go.
- In another episode of the anime, male Ranma stands up, half-faints, and braces himself. On Akane's chest.◊ As expected, a Megaton Punch follows.
- Sometime in the late manga (and an anime OAV), Ranma has to confront a ki draining teacher, Miss Hinako, whose technique can only be sealed away by hitting three shiatsu points on her chest and two on her back. Not much of a problem when Miss Hinako is in the body of a eleven-year-old girl... a very big problem when she inevitably absorbs his Battle Aura as he's hitting the points, causing her to grow up into a tall and buxom woman, and he gets a handful of breast for all the school to misinterpret.
- Ranma tried to grapple Ukyō when they fought, near the end of her introductory arc, but accidentally wound up with a handful of her melons instead. Which is how he finally realized she was a girl.
- In Rave Master Elie is running towards the rooms where Haru is fighting just as an explosion destroys the door and sends Haru flying towards her. He lands with a hand on her chest. She is not amused.
- Rosario + Vampire
- Done in a surprisingly abrupt manner by Itoshiki-sensei in Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (the episode with the roads signifying different excuses for avoiding responsibility). Occurs with absolutely no lead-up, and his "victim" Chiri tries to pressure him to marry her in order to "do things properly". Worth noting that she demanded marriage even earlier when both she and Itoshiki went to rest in nurse's office unaware of each other and she rolled on his bed in her sleep. She's... pathological (but aren't they all).
- Meliodas of The Seven Deadly Sins does this and and other lewd things to Elizabeth quite often.
- In Shinjuku D×D, the male protagonist Inui does this to the female protagonist Maria in their first meeting. However, this is because Inui is a doctor and he thought Maria was developing breast cancer. Although he was proven to be wrong, he did tell Maria to visit his clinic just to make sure she wasn't developing one and Maria didn't mind after that.
- Happens a couple time by Gourry to Lina in Slayers.
- Once when they are laying in a field — Gourry falls asleep and rolls over, his hand landing on Lina.
- And then in the second season where Xellos grabs Gourry's hand and makes him grab Lina to test a theory. Naturally, pain is involved both times.
- In Soul Eater, while Death the Kid is complaining about how everything around him is asymmetrical, he grabs Liz and Patti's breasts and screams, "Even your boobs are different sizes!" Liz angrily punches him out.
- In Tenchi Muyo! OVA episode 3, after Ryoko's little prank on Ayeka, she ends up flying backwards towards Katsuhito, he gropes both her breasts. In anger, she turns around to punch him, only to have him block it. It's a clue that Katsuhito isn't who he says he is.
- In To Heart 2, Takaaki falls on Karin and has his hand on her breast. Karin uses this to blackmail Takaaki into joining the UFO Research Club.
- To Love-Ru:
- Rito also seems to have the breast magnets; he does this with nearly all the female cast (always accidentally). Although he must have one in his head too, leading to a lot of accidental Marshmallow Hell.
- Also a rare variant where Rito accidentally grabs Mikan's butt (Thanks for the Glutes?). It proved very popular among the fanbase and lend to a second chapter with more of Mikan getting her ass grabbed by him.
- Then one of the times Rito was turned into "Riko", Nana accidentally groped his breasts (with a little Funbag Airbag along with it), leading to a fit of jealous rage.
- In episode 32 of Urusei Yatsura when Ataru is carrying the female assistant librarian who turns out to be Wendy from Peter Pan, while Lum is throwing books at him to make him put her down he fondles her breast.
- In the first episode of Vandread, Dita crashes her dread through the hull of the Male fleet's flagship, and right into Hibiki, throwing her on top of him and knocking them both out. When Hibiki comes to, he's unaware that Dita is still laying on him unconscious and his face is covered by her chest. He grabs a breast and squeezes and exams it for a few seconds, curious as to what it is (Men have had no contact with women for generations in the series). Dita apparently woke up only after he was done, or just wasn't bothered by it. In Dita's case, the later is actually possible.
- Variable Geo: Yuka and Satomi both wind up on the receiving end from Yuuki and Manami respectively.
- During the opening exchange of Satomi's first match, Yuuki restrains her with an arm lock, then slips her hand down Satomi's vest and fondles her. She shrugs free and tells her to knock it off, but Yuuki ignores her and proceeds to shred Satomi's uniform to expose her breasts and panties.
- Whereas Yuka gets a mysterious phone call telling her to come to Osaka, where Manami startles her by grabbing her breast from behind and giving it a squeeze. After which, she introduces herself and reveals she was the caller.
- And "The Complete Visual Collection" artbook for the OVA includes several pictures of Manami groping her. Including one where the girls are all in lingerie.
- A non-mammary example occurs in Video Girl Ai. Being played in Yota's broken VCR made Ai's breasts smaller. She tells him that the VCR also turned her into a boy and grabs his hand and puts it between her legs for him to check. After realizing it was just a joke, he laughs but leaves his hand there a just little too long.
- At one point in The World God Only Knows, Keima needs to distract Nora and Haqua from Diana. So he initiates his FORCED DEVELOPMENT TECHNIQUE!! Which is to say, he gropes Nora's boob. As expected, Nora attacks him, distracting her enough for Diana to escape. However, he didn't expect Haqua to join in.
- In YuYu Hakusho, this is one of Yusuke's favorite ways to get on Keiko's nerves, to the point where, when he's possessing someone while temporarily dead, this is the way he convinces Keiko that it's really him. Her tolerance of it (and, at time, complete indifference to it) is one of the many things that signify their Belligerent Sexual Tension relationship.
- 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 Wolvie is not in the mood for embarrassment.
- Advice And Trust: In chapter 4 Rei mentions that Shinji had felt her "softest part" earlier. When Asuka demands to know what she was talking about, Rei explains Shinji had accidentally fallen on top of her when she was naked, and his hand grasped her right breast. She added it was not an unpleasant sensation. Cue Shinji hunching and Asuka directing a Death Glare at him.
- 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. Hikari was not amused, but her disgust did not last long...
- The One I Love Is: In chapter 8 Shinji falls on top of Asuka and accidentally gropes her left breast:
This took me out of my brief daze. I soon realized that Asuka wasn't looking at me anymore but rather lower, toward her chest. I followed her gaze to realize that my right hand was... right on top of her breast.
- 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.
- In the Warhammer 40,000 fan comic W40K: Bolter to Kokoro, the plot is kicked off when a Guardsman tries to shield a Sister of Battle from some incoming fire and accidentally touches her breasts.
- In chapter 8 of Thousand Shinji, when Asuka falls on top of Shinji, he puts his hands up to grab her and he accidentally grasps her breasts.
Films — Live-Action
- The 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. In a clever Call Back, it's actually the same woman from the first movie.
- 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.
- This trope is a Running Gag in all the Scary Movie parody films.
- In Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Ben cleans up an unconscious Gretel ends up touching her boobs. She wakes up and glares at him.
- This happens early on in License To Wed, where Ben accidentally does this to Sadie to keep her from stepping off the sidewalk onto a busy street. He hurriedly removes his hand after realizing where he put it. She reacts in mock indignation and asks if he's trying to skip straight to second base (they have only just started dating). As he's stammering a reply, she tells him that they should probably start with first base and kisses him.
- 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. Naturally, Sybil walks in at just the right moment. Later in the same episode, Basil accidentally gets his hand covered in black paint just before he leaps out of a storage room intending to catch a girl who he believes has snuck into the hotel to spend the night with a male guest. He doesn't catch the girl he's expecting, but he does grab the same female guest from earlier, and he has just planted a black print of his entire hand on her breast. Once again, Sybil comes along just in time to see Basil's unfortunately placed hand print.
- 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.
Penny: Okay, now you're gonna help me get my arm into the sleeve.
Penny: Is that my arm?
Sheldon: It doesn't feel like an arm.
Penny: Then maybe you should let it go.
- In a memorable episode, Elaine trips and grabs Jerry's girlfriend's breast, confirming for him that, yes, they're real, and they're spectacular.
- Then there's when Kramer "stops short" with George's mom:
Frank Costanza: He stopped short? That's my move!
- Frank later demonstrates his use of the move on his Korean ex-girlfriend. She does not appreciate it.
- 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".
- Paul Darrow does this so many times in Blake's 7, it's included in the Drinking Game.
- In the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode featuring Agent for H.A.R.M., thanks to a bad camera angle, the main character looks like he just groped the Bond Girl, leading to Mike and the Bots to chastise him for it.
- Crow: Hey! He touched her boob!
Mike: (disappointed) I saw that!
Tom Servo: (as hero) Hey, I touched her boob! I'm not a virgin anymore!
- 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.
- After he wakes up but before he gets a face-full of Asuka's chest for about ten seconds, Kazama does this in his ending in Tekken 5. Considering certain other girls got stripped in their endings, it's normal for Tekken.
- 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.
- Mass Effect 2: In a very rare inverted example, Miranda touches Male Shepard's muscular chest when trying to give him a hug in a sudden rush of emotion. She actually seems to enjoy it.
- 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 the Homestar Runner Hallowe'en toon, "Three Times Hallowe'en Funjob!":
Bubs: Yup. I've seen this before. The lights are definitely out.
Homestar: And someone's a-grabbin' my butt.
- 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 PvP 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.
Largo: (staring at the closed door) Something is there. I can feel it.
Erika: There's nothing...
Largo: (throws his hand back to shush her) SHHH!!!
(Largo realizes "something", and looks back to see his hand right on Erika's chest)
Largo: Wow. Those are a lot softer than I thought they'd be.
Yanagisawa: My God, what was that??
Piro: It kinda sounded like a truck running into the building.
- Piro also accidentally does it to Kimiko in the Full MegaTokyo Panic omake.
- Largo accidentally does this to Erika.
- 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.
- Happens to Hazel in Girls with Slingshots when Chris, who has an eyepatch, offers to shake her hand but extends it right into her chest.
- Happens to Buckaress in the League of Super Redundant Heroes strip seen here. The joke, of course, being that Laser Pony is blind, the likely reason she didn’t knock his teeth out.
- Reed does this to Sarah by accident when he runs to greet her in a dark room in chapter 12 of LG15: the resistance.
- This happens in College Humor's "Awkward Rap".
- We're Alive: Burt tries to put a shoulder holster on Riley but accidentally cops a feels.
Victor: Burt just got farther with Riley than Angel ever did!
- Unintentionally during The Nostalgia Chick's and Kyle Kallgren's review of Freddy Got Fingered. When exiting his bathroom, Kyle accidentally nudges Lindsay's boob. Lindsay gets a look of shock, then glares.
- A butt example in one episode of Teen Titans when the team had crashed into a pile in a darkened pit, the following dialogue occurs:
Starfire: Someone's claws are on my grebnaks!
(suction cup noises)
Beast Boy: My bad!
- Also in Justice League:
Hawkgirl: Whose hand is that?
The Flash: Sorry!
- In Code Lyoko episode "Vertigo", a bug in an anti-virus program turns Aelita invisible, and she runs to Jérémie:
Aelita: I... I'm invisible!
Jérémie: (groping around for her in front of him) You're what...?
Jérémie: Oops... sorry.
- In the second season of The Venture Bros., one of Monarch's henchmen accidentally does to Dr. Girlfriend while sneaking her into the lair. This being The Venture Brothers, he freaks out and makes a bigger deal out of it than she does. "Quick! Feel my tits!"
- In one of the first episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 series), Michealangelo apparently does this to April O' Neil when he's untying the ropes that hold her to a chair. April O'Neil's expression when he's doing this really cements the scene.