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Vomit Indiscretion Shot
"For those of you listening at home, the young constable has just thrown up into his helmet. This is the longest continuous vomit seen on Broadway since John Barrymore puked over Laertes in the second act of Hamlet, in 1941."
Since the Vomit Discretion Shot
is so common, there's nothing better to show off how edgy you are than show the act directly. The grosser, dirtier, and more nauseating
Comes in two, uh, flavors:
- Juicy, continuous fluid, usually yellow or green.
- Chunky, with stomach contents. Anything goes, but blue is still unlikely.
Often shown from a low angle for added impact. A writer with particular attention to detail will notice that, having thrown up, the wave of the smell of the stuff is liable to make you...keep on at it.
See also Vomit Chain Reaction
. The distant brother of this trope is Waterfall Puke
, which usually applies to anime. Zombie Puke Attack
, by its nature, will involve this.
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- Microsoft saw fit to promote Internet Explorer 8's private browsing features with a commercial featuring a woman vomiting at the sight of a porn site. Her husband then immediately walks past and slips on it. Then she pukes on him. Repeatedly. note
- An OUYA advert tried to point out that modern gaming was too expensive with a customer purchasing "Medal of Duty XIII" for $60, only to find it to be the same games as the last one. This results in him vomiting until he's knee deep in the stuff. He then pulls out his spine and beats himself over the end with it. Oddly enough a lot of people weren't fond of the advert; see it here.
- One Mint advert had a man waking up after a rough night only to start to vomit up a dog. We get a lovely full view of a dog coming out of his mouth; this caused multiple people to feel ill and the advert was banned in the U.K and Republic of Ireland. See it here.
Anime and Manga
- In the second half of the movie version of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, due to the stress of trying to gather enough Spiral Power to revert to the humanoid form of Chouginga Gurren Lagann, Simon pukes up blood.
- Naru Taru has a few of these:
- Akira throws up on herself and before passing out in the classroom when she first links with her shadow dragon Ensof, because she feels it plummeting from the sky at high speed.
- Satomi also gets to feel the nasty side-effects of psychic links with Mons; when her shadow dragon Amapola gets cut up by an attack chopper's rotor blades, she vomits, loses consciousness, and wets herself.
- After being forced to ingest a beaker full of worms, Hiroko voids her stomach contents all over the ground as soon as the bullies leave.
- Also happens in the Bokurano manga, where Ushiro vomits during his battle due to the accumulated stress; the enemy pilot has escaped and in order to win the battle and keep his earth from being destroyed, he must kill everyone on that Earth until he kills the enemy pilot, at which point Ushiro and everyone on that Earth will die. He recovers a little faster and has to change clothes before continuing, winning, and dying.
- In the un-edited versions of Dragon Ball Z Gohan kicks Cell in the stomach so hard he causes him to puke up Android 18, along with lots of acid.
- Shows up in Gintama numerous times. The fact that they try to censor it with Pixellation usually makes it more comical then gross.
- Kagura does this in the middle of the street in one episode, grossing everyone out with the stench. The OVA proudly touts the fact that she's the first Shounen Jump heroine to throw up (though she may have been predated by...)
- It also happens with Shinpachi, in the Yoshiwara Arc, during the fight with Abuto. The latter exerces a great pressure on his stomach and the color leaves no place to doubt.
- Orihime Inoue falls victim to this in the fight with Numb Chandelier, after NC forces her best friend Tatsuki to kick her in the stomach and she falls to her knees while throwing up. With through-the-fingers spray effect.
- Nel Tu's "drool" has healing powers. When she runs dry, she tries tugging on her uvula to get more out and quickly learns it wasn't drool at all.
- Parodied in DNA 2. Junta Momonari, who's allergic to women, vomits when he sees a girl without many clothes on. Since this is played for laughs, we see a chibi Junta puking his heart out and frequently all over the girl. It's even featured in the OP credits.
- In Spirited Away, the monster No-Face eats and then later barfs up every single bit of food in the whole bathhouse, along with a few staff members, who are dirty and shocked but otherwise none the worse for the wear. Also subverted in that it's not exactly vomit as he has no digestive system to speak of.
- D.Gray-Man: Allen vomits after first seeing The soul of a Level 4 Akuma.
- One chapter has Tsunade vomiting after drinking too much and not only is it clearly visible, it is the first thing we see when the narrative switches to her from somewhere else. The anime removes this, and skips that part of the scene.
- Earlier there was one from Kabuto before the first test of the Chuunin Exams, after getting attacked by a provoked group of Sound Ninja. Again, in the anime, he just gets nauseous/disoriented.
- During their test in the Forest of Death, both Sasuke (after he and Sakura get paralyzed by Orochimaru's Mind Screw attack) and Rock Lee (during his fight with the Sound Ninja) fall to this trope. In the anime, they're both turned into Vomit Discretion Shots.
- Naruto ends up throwing up when trying to use a Breath Weapon attack that is described as being a lot like vomiting and he gets the wrong idea. The actual vomiting happens between panels, but we do get a view of the vomit leaking out of his mouth.
- Lee vomits during a flashback, in which he eats a disgusting herbal pill, but when Guy tells him that if he eats 100, he will be healed of his Game-Breaking Injury, he forces down 99 more, despite Guy saying that he doesn't have to do it in one sitting.
- Nyaata does this at one point in Cat Soup.
- In Black Butler, Ciel vomits many times, all of them for pretty good reasons:
- after seeing the mutilated corpse of a woman killed by Jack the Ripper.
- due to asthma in the Circus of Fear arc.
- after witnessing the "good doctor" sacrifice a child.
- in flashbacks to being kept as a slave of the cultists and beaten.
- when force-fed medicine to heal him of the werewolves' curse.
- The first episode of Black Lagoon shows Rock vomiting off the side of the ship. It starts on the vomit and pans up to reveal him leaning over the rail. It's not seasickness, by the way, but rather Rock's reaction to learning that his company has declared him dead and thrown him to the wolves.
- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni:
- Used in the manga version of Matsuribayashi-hen, when Miyoko Tanishi aka the future Miyo Takano leaves the Orphanage of Fear and has a flashback of a Nausea Fuel-like punishment.
- In the Satoko arc, Satoko has a MASSIVE breakdown after Keiichi pats her head, due to the trauma she has gone through due to her uncle's abuse.
- During the Satoko arc, a justified Vomit Shot comes when Keiichi discovers the disemboweled remains of Rika, the novel's case of Kill the Cutie.
- In the Japanese version of Sailor Moon, episode 65, at the end everyone goes out for pizza and Usagi is chugging soda. Rei teased her again so Usagi yelled at her and when Rei said what she said was true, Usagi turns gray and throws the soda up on Rei.
- Happens rather frequently in Gantz when some of the more squeamish players witness the gruesome deaths of the others.
- In Episode 20 of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Edward is overcome with nausea as he digs up the remains of the... thing the human transmutation resulted in. It sets the mood for the scene immediately, as the viewer now also feels nauseous.
- This happens frequently in Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. It's usually pink. Episode 5-B is titled "Vomiting Point".
- Played for Laughs in the very first episode of Excel Saga. "If you want me to strip down, I'll strip down; If you want me to throw up, I'll throw up!" This is actually a pun. Lord knows how, but apparently the japanese phrase for "getting dressed" is the same as the phrase for "throwing up".
- Played for Laughs with Miki after she gets drunk in Life. The "camera" is to her back so you can barely see it, but you can clearly see a spray of liquid.
- The second Rebuild of Evangelion movie has Shinji vomiting blood in the film's climax. It's that kind of movie.
- This shows up in the first scary stories skit in Daily Lives of High School Boys. While the vomit is drawn as if it was water, it has a centipede in it.
- Ghost in the Shell has a memorable example of a man being violently sick in a toilet while repeating his Madness Mantra of, "Why do they want to eat?!" (Referring to full-cyberized humans eating 'fake food').
- Happens every so often in Berserk. Guts usually goes for a special juicy blood flavor, what with all of the internal damage he sustains.
- Yukiteru once does this in Mirai Nikki after being attacked.
- During the final battle in One Piece Film: Z, Luffy gets hit so hard by one of Z's punches that he stumbles back and vomits.
- Subverted in A Certain Scientific Railgun, where Misaka is kicked in the stomach by Mugino and would have puked but did not due to not eating much for the last 3 days.
- Distressingly common in works by Ross Cambell. Word on the street is that in addition to chubby chicks, he also has a thing for Roman Showers.
- In "It's Not Lupus!", a Runaways story from "Breaking Into Comics The Marvel Way #1", Molly is "really, really not feeling good". Nico and Karolina are suitably startled when Molly proceeds to barf right in front of them.
- Several times in Empowered, by both Thugboy and Emp herself. And Sistah Spooky.
- German comic Rudi. Sometimes even on other people (yuck).
- Italian comic Cattivik. And is disgusting.
- The very first issue of Ultimate Spider-Man had Peter vomiting after having been bitten by the spider. Lampshaded by Flash Thompson and company when they later ridicule him for that very thing.
Kong: Mary Jane, if I throws up on ya, will you go out with me? BLAAHH!
- In "Lifedeath" (Uncanny X-Men #186), Rogue vomits on-panel after accidentally absorbing the memories of a Dire Wraith.
- Since Werner contains a lot of drinking, there's also a lot of vomiting which always happens in plain sight. It's always interesting to see the things that come out of people.
Hörni and Kalli: UUUÄÄÄÄÄRGL BLAAAAAAK
- Among the reasons for Werner to throw up are riding a BMW motorcycle and seeing a German motorcycle cop dressed in green coveralls on the old white and green police bikes. His brother Andi sometimes has to hurl upon spotting Japanese sports bikes.
- In "Dieselterror" in Volle Latte!, riding humongous singles gets the better of Werner. He is so shaken that he feels he can't drink beer anymore. When he does, he immediately throws up several cubic meters of foam.
- In Camp Nightmare, Hobbes vomits when he discovers the bodies.
- Plasma's Folly: Destiny vomits a "pool of partially digested pasta" upon seeing Colby's corpse.
- In Have A Rotten Day, Yoshi the dinosaur and Ryo the cat barfed all over Magiland, especially when on the rides and at the near end...
- The Emergency! fic Complications has one when Jon Gage is fighting measles that turns into encephalitis. He struggles to make into Roy's bathroom,but can't make it to the toilet and it ends up on the floor.
Film — Animation
- In How to Train Your Dragon a cautious Toothless decides to test a curious Hiccup by sharing a fish with him...after he had already eaten it. Riding a dragon is one thing, but having said dragon regurgitate half of a dead fish into your lap is quite another.
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 kicks up the squick level when it shows another larger dragon regurgitating not just a single fish, but a whole slimy pile, this time for Toothless to eat...which he does. With ecstatic glee.
- And, thanks to advances in CG animation since the first film, we get to witness the entire scene in extra-grotesque detail. Cue mass audience "EWWWWW!"
Film — Live Action
- In the Paladin of Shadows book Unto the Breach a lot of people, including the US President, go vomiting after seeing a Chechen commander get Pink Mist'd live on international TV.
- In Star Rattler, Lillus flies her ship into a black hole after warning her friends that there might be slight turbulence. They emerge out safe, except everyone is sick off their ass. They compare what the motion sickness feels like, when Annis spews, which sets everyone else off. The best part? All the vomit is described, and it matches everyone's diets(as they are aliens and therefore all eat something different).
- Several hours after the Battle of the Crapper in 1632, it suddenly hits Melissa Mailey that the male refugees from the German army fully expected her to kill them. The effect this has on her digestive tract is not shied away from, and the result is a major component of her character development.
- In the pilot of Selfie, Eliza is sick into two vomit bags on a plane. However, while attempting to take them to the bathroom, they spill all over her in front of her cell phone camera wielding coworkers, making this a variation of the trope.
- In Workaholics, this happens a couple of times. In the episode "We Be Ballin", Adam pukes after ingesting ipecac to prove he had a stomach of steel. He ends up throwing up right into the camera. Later, the gang gives the ipecac to two older douches at their house party to get them to leave. In the episode where Anders father comes and visits him, Ders is lying constantly to his father. While the two are sitting in a car at a dealership, Ders is possibly about to confess when his father cuts him off and says he's proud of Ders. Ders gets so emotional he throws up along the outside of the car.
- The prize for most unrealistic vomit probably goes to the Charmed episode Long Live the Queen. Phoebe is the only character ever to have thrown up on screen (Piper vomits off screen twice in Hyde School Reunion and in her mouth in The Eyes Have It). After findin out her demonic husband has been feeding her evil juice, she throws up, but it's more like some water falls out of her mouth.
- Tosh0 is virtually built upon this trope.
- Oz is a very mature show, so when people get sick we tend to see it. For example, Ryan has frequent bouts of nausea after receiving chemotherapy for his breast cancer. Averted in the case of Adebisi after he was rejected by Shirley and called a racist term, he becomes so upset that he trashes his room, smokes pot, and crawls over to his toilet where he vomits, but we don't see it.
- Happens in the mini-series Helter Skelter (a dramatization of the Charles Manson murders). When a friend of the victims sees the body of Sharon Tate at the opening crime scene, he rushes offscreen and outside for what the viewers think will be a Vomit Discretion Shot. Instead, he stops in front of a window and hurls the contents of his stomach in full view.
- Law & Order: SVU: In one episode, a young man learns that his murdered girlfriend was, unbeknownst to him, his sister. Cue the facial contortions of disgust and vomiting.
- Late Night with Conan O'Brien features "Vomiting Kermit" as an occasionally-used sight gag.
- Once amusingly averted in a sketch about budget cuts, in which a supposed reduction of their special effects budget resulted in him becoming "Dry-Retching Kermit".
- Torchwood: "Dead Man Walking" features an 8-second long shot of Owen spraying out a ridiculous quantity of beer while standing on his head because that's the only way to get the beer out, since his current status as undead means he has no gag reflex or digestive functions.
- Parodied and subverted in the Doctor Who episode "The Long Game:" After receiving bionic implants, Adam does puke, but spits out an ice cube—his upgrades flash-froze the stuff as it came up his throat.
- During the iconic Raston Warrior Robot scene in The Five Doctors, there's a brief glimpse of a Cyberman vomiting after being attacked. What a Cyberman, possibly lacking a digestive system, would actually throw up remains a mystery...
- In Little Britain, there are characters who copiously vomit whenever it's mentioned the food they ate was prepared by someone from a minority. It's one of those jokes that might work once, but when you've seen one you've seen them all.
- The show has a blatant vomit shot in the second season, when Harry hurls after seeing young Dexter's handiwork (a partially dismembered corpse) for the first time. The camera is even staring up for the garbage can.
- Season 7 has Debra throwing up on the lawn. It's a Call Back reaction as she has just realized that her brother is a Serial Killer.
- Brideshead Revisited
- In the first episode, Sebastian throws up after binge-drinking. Presumably the reviewer who wrote "every frame is a Rembrandt" was forgetting those few frames.
- Incidentally, the first few times he hosted SNL, Alec Baldwin pitched an unfunny and inexplicable parody of the above called "Bird's Head Regurgitated". Maybe that's where he got the idea.
- Connor in Angel vomits when they find a whole family dead.
- Ben vomited upon his arrival in Tunisia in the LOST episode "The Shape of Things to Come." This was repeated when Locke arrived in Tunisia the same way.
- Puke all over the place in Farscape.
- There isn't a main character who hasn't vomited on-camera outside of Sikozu, Zhaan, and Moya.
- And while Zhaan never vomited on screen, she once applied an epidural cream to John that was made of vomit.
Crichton: It smells like puke.
Zhaan: I pre-digested it to increase its potency.
Crichton: It's puke!?!?!?
- By far, the animatronic cast members have the most epic moments of vomit: in Self-Inflicted Wounds Part 1 Moya is knocked headlong into a wormhole following a collision with another ship, and as such, Moya's symbiotic pilot is in considerable pain. When D'argo and Stark actually ask him how he feels, Pilot opens his mouth to speak and instead spews a small ocean's worth of pea-soup vomit all over his console, Stark, and D'argo's shirt. The expression on poor Stark's vomit-splattered face has to be seen to be believed.
D'argo: I had no idea he could do that.
Stark: (revolted) I had no idea anyone could do that!
- Rygel seems to be able to do it at will. In "Green Eyed Monster" Stark annoys him by refusing to leave Crichton, Aeryn, Crais and Talyn to die, so after being Bound and Gagged, the ever-charming Hynerian gets the Cloud Cuckoo Lander to pull out the gag, whereupon he spews a great wave of watery green vomit at Stark, not only soaking him from head to toe, but getting some in his mouth.
Stark: What have you eaten? (Rygel just looks satisfied as his wipes him mouth off and Stark struggles to keep his own gorge down) Oh! Oh! Ughugh-! Oh! I think I'm going to-
Rygel: Waste funnel's in the back. (he smiles as Stark rushes off and the sound of him retching are heard) I love that trick.
- While not up to Pilot or Rygel's levels, Scorpius would often spurt out truly epic levels of bodily fluid to signify he was injured or in pain.
- And now, after the première of Strange Detractors comic, we can remove Moya from that list, as she's seen puking after taking a medicine.
- Is there an episode of Jackass that doesn't feature Steve-O spewing his guts up?
- For that matter, there's Jackass's predecessor; The Tom Green Show. Tom experiments with rum & Coke to determine whether or not he's funnier when he's drunk. I think you can see where this one's going.
- The Wire:
- Bunk Moreland vomits in the third season of during a policeman's wake. Thankfully, he did it outside the bar, not inside. Then he continues drinking.
- The young drug dealer Poot is the first to act after The Pit is robbed at gunpoint by Omar's crew in season one: he vomits chunkily on the floor of the stash house.
- McNulty gets one Vomit Shot in the first season too. After he hears the recording of Kima getting shot he relieves himself over a wastepaper basket.
- Mad Men
- Roger Sterling vomits after eating a lunch consisting of a few dozen oysters and cheesecake (and at least three martinis), returns to his building only to find the elevator out of service. Unfortunately, his office is on the 23rd floor. Some viewers, apparently, cannot infer outcomes like these for themselves.
- Betty, after a party where Jimmy Barret (correctly) infers Don was cheating on her with his wife, vomits on the car ride home.
- Saturday Night Live:
- The Comic Strip Presents is fond of this — more episodes than not seem to feature a character vomiting on screen.
- Peep Show takes this to the logical extreme, and gives us the wonderful image of vomiting from the vomiters POV.
- In Battlestar Galactica (Re-Imagined), during the final episode, Admiral Adama is shown in a flashback getting severely drunk and vomiting all over himself after a night out with the Tighs.
- Jack did it after shooting Curtis.
- He was also forced to vomit when he was tortured in Season Two.
- Breaking Bad had a drunk teen puking in a swimming pool, and later on another character choked to death on her own vomit, in rather graphic fashion.
- Lots of onscreen throwing up in House, sometimes with blood. At lease they have the excuse of being a medical show.
- The Sopranos:
- When Adriana La Cerva is graphically pressured to become an informer for the government, she blows chunks all over an FBI conference room, and an FBI agent.
- Tony himself throws up, during an emotionally charged meeting with his underbosses shortly after being shot.
- If MythBusters doesn't show the vomit, it's because they couldn't get a decent camera angle. Adam is fairly prone to seasickness, but for some reason still volunteered to be the one in the tank during the "can a vortex swallow up a ship?" myth, with predictable results.
- In the Cold Feet myth, there was a bucket-cam, so after Kari had a piece of cricket stuck in the back of her throat, first we were treated to her gagging directly into the camera, and then vomiting on it. Thanks for that, guys.
- Grant has had several of these, most (if not all) of them triggered by his nemesis: the spinning motion-sickness test chair. During a myth involving hangovers, it eventually reached a point where simply sitting in the chair with it turned off was enough to make him yack. Ivan Pavlov would be proud...sort of. (This only happened when he was already hung over and nauseous, though; in the control test and the final test, he endured thirty minutes—which was actually about 10 minutes longer than during the seasickness cure tests, the first myth to use the chair.)
- In 2005, when the team hosted "Shark Week", several mini-myths were sprinkled throughout Discovery's programming. One of them was whether vomit in the water would attract a shark. Cue Kari sticking her finger down her throat to make herself vomit.
- In the first episode of NCIS Kate, who's suffering from the flu, throws up in an evidence bag which is promptly bagged and tagged by Gibbs, as they're investigating a possible poisoning case.
- One episode of The Office shows several characters throwing up into waste paper baskets, on the floor, through their hands...
- Appears in commercials for Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!.
- Series 3 Episode 7 of Waterloo Road sees student Mika come into school after lunch, drunk on vodka. After a confrontation, she throws up over the headmistress's front.
- In Series 1 Episode 7 of Sugar Rush Kim rushes out of a nightclub and throws up realistically and fairly graphically on the ground.
- In Misfits, a monumentally drunk Kelly pukes all over Curtis. She then attempts to kiss him, but he declines the offer.
- During a performance in Glee a drunk Brittany pukes on Rachel, with Santana then shown puking in her hands. Fittingly they were singing Ke$ha's TiK ToK.
- In Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the game "Helping Hands" started out as merely acting out a scene with someone else's arms doing any gesticulation needed; then it was modified with a table of props for the other actor to handle blindly; and finally reaches Mk III with edible items added to the table. Colin Mochrie, usually as the hands, was apparently encouraged to stuff the edibles into the mouth of face-actor Ryan Stiles, and the act usually concludes with Ryan spitting up everything... into Colin's hands.
- In the Two and a Half Men episode "Lookin' for Japanese Subs" Jake and Eldridge film Jackass-style stunts. The first one is Jake drinking Diet Coke then swallowing Mentos. The results are shown onscreen.
- On an episode of Crank Yankers a man converting to Judaism calls a rabbi who then advises that he get a circumcision. Upon learning the details of the circumcision he becomes violently ill. "Wait, how many rabbis will be present?" "Three." "BRRAWWRRRQUAARRLLLARAARRFFF!!!"
- CSI has Sara doing it during the autopsy of "Liquid Man"
- The Tales from the Crypt episode "Forever Ambergris" has a man who's been infected with a flesh-rotting virus clearly vomit onscreen. And then it gets worse.
- That's Just Me does this CONSTANTLY. Sometimes it's meant to be serious, but almost always it's meant to be humorous and deliberately over-the-top.
- One episode has the main character imaging everyone in her band class puking into the instruments during a concert, and then playing them, causing the puke to splash out onto everyone.
- A famous scene involves Elizabeth making a sandwich that combines all of her favorite foods in it and then eating it. The result is a long scene of Elizabeth and her friends puking. Amelia, however, throws up pink puke, causing Elizabeth to announce that Amelia really IS a lesbian since her puke is pink.
- One serious scene has Elizabeth puking up straight bile that burns her throat after being emotionally abused for so long.
- Game of Thrones. In Season 2 as Stannis' invasion fleet sails up Blackwater Bay to attack King's Landing, a soldier in the hold throws up into a barrel already full to the brim with vomit.
- The "Rudy Will Await Your Foundation" episode of Mr. Show has a in-show blooper of Bob Odenkirk doing this, which David replays several times. It's also the episode's Stinger / Brick Joke.
- In Defying Gravity, when mission specialist Paula Morales gets sick during a mission briefing, the audience is treated to the sight of her vomit spraying across the room (and hanging in the air), because the ship has no artificial gravity.
- Sex and the City: Carrie throws up in the sink when she discovers Aiden's engagement ring. She finds it ugly and she's not very certain about their relationship. A reaction this strong surprises her.
- Off Centre had multiple characters vomit onscreen in a single episode, for a variety of reasons.
- In the Masters of Horror episode "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road", Ellen throws up in front of the camera after she wakes up in the villain Moonface's cabin.
- Fargo: Lester upchucks after Mr. Wrench and Mr. Numbers interrogate him about his involvement with Sam's murder.
- Gene Simmons of KISS is famous for puking blood on stage.
- Kyo, lead singer of Japanese metal band Dir En Grey, uses real vomit of varying color and consistency during music videos and stage shows.
- Eminem pukes on Michael Jackson (or better said, himself playing MJ) in the video for Just Lose It.
- In Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (TGIF)" video, her character throws up in a shoe during the party.
- Craig Benzine, the singer/guitar player in Driftless Pony Club, throws up in the music video for "Legend of Archery" when ninja!Sam kills everyone else.
- Occurs in Fun House; if you shoot a ball into Rudy's mouth while he's sleeping, he awakes with a start and vomits out the ball.
- As with the source, Stern Pinball's Family Guy has vomit by the bucketful in the "Ipecac Contest" mode.
- In Big Bang Bar, the "Looped In Space" multiball mode begins with two Martians vomiting up the pinballs they've previously caught in their mouths.
- The Snake in Metallica vomits up the pinball he swallowed to start Snake Multiball.
- The Slaughterworld show at Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights ran for several years, and the 2007 and 2008 shows both included over the top vomit gags: the 2007 show had an executioner shoot a zombie in the gut to cause him to vomit all over another cast member, while the 2008 show had two minions faced with the throat slashing of an atoller begin profusely spraying vomit over the set and each other for 30 seconds straight.
- Metal Slug 3:
- Players face off against waves of zombies in Mission 2. Getting attacked by one of them while in human form turns you into a zombie that pukes blood as part of its C-button attack.
- In the hidden cave of the same level, zombies will form a cup with their hands, puke into it and then throw it at the player(s).
- City of Heroes has zombie mooks who glory in spewing acidic, DoT-causing vomit. Conveniently enough, they're mostly encountered in the sewers.
- The Common Infected in Left 4 Dead can sometimes be seen vomiting. Also, the Boomers' main attack is puking on the player, causing their view to become green and blurred, and attracting more infected.
- Condemned: Criminal Origins has a segment near the beginning of the game where the main character, after a particularly violent vision, vomits in first-person perspective.
- Characters in the video game sequel to The Thing tend to vomit on a regular basis. The puke-o-rama is a reaction that the NPCs have to gruesome and outright mind-damaging sights like carcasses, splatterage, and the occasional roasted Thing-bits here and there. It's up to you as Blake to calm down their nerves by usually taking them away from where the offending sight for a breather.
- Lying somewhere between this and the Vomit Discretion Shot, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption has Samus getting more and more corrupted by the radioactive Phazon as the game goes on. After some bosses die, they dump a load of liquid Phazon on her, driving the corruption forwards. The first time this happens she kneels on the ground and the camera cuts to a shot diagonally from behind and pulls back; we can clearly see Samus spewing up a pool of neon-blue liquid.
- World of Warcraft characters vomit in a bright green stream accompanied by a rather disgusting noise. Since the game features fully positionable camera angles, you can get as close to (or as far away from) the action as you desire. Also, puking on players is a standard combat tactic of certain Undead units.
- In the battle with Cho'gall, after you've gained enough stacks of Corruption, you will vomit on other players, damaging them.
- In the Stormstout Brewery instance, in one room late in the dungeon, beer pours out and you can become drunk if it touches you. You can use a Relief Bucket, which turns you sober again after making you vomit.
- During the battle with Junior (or Deaddy) in Carn Evil, the players go into the doll house, only for the boss to remove the roof and puke all over the players.
- In Fable, the main character will vomit occasionally if you drink to much. If you drink so much that the screen is completely pixelated, he will stop and continuously vomit until the screen clears.
- Also happens in one cutscene, when Maze first teleports the player character to the Guild of Heroes.
- Dwarf Fortress is frank about it. "(Target) vomits." (usually from damage to internal organs) and then there is a pool of vomit on the ground.
- Do your dwarves suffer from cave adaptation? Congrats, the front of your fortress is now caked with layer upon layer of dwarf barf.
- Units used to vomit repeatedly, now they'll just retch if they already have recently. Toady has stated he hopes to eventually implement choking on your own vomit Hendrix-style.
- Um Jammer Lammy had Kathy Pillar.
- In Postal 2 there are two variations. First if a more squeamish citizen comes across one of your murders they will occasionally vomit. They also tend to vomit sometimes when you urinate on them. The other variation is when you throw a diseased cow head at them: They will vomit blood and die.
- Spore has a vomiting emote (of the "greenish-yellow liquid" variety) in the creature creator's test drive mode. It also happens in Creature Stage if a carnivore tries eating fruit (presumably if a herbivore eats meat, as well).
- When you finally take Zoda down in the final battle of StarTropics, he'll start puking right before he finally dies.
- In Breath of Fire IV there's an incident where Fou-lu vomits copious amounts of blood. Admittedly, this is also because Fou-lu was at Ground Zero of a Fantastic Nuke detonation. A Fantastic Nuke powered by his GIRLFRIEND, as he finds out about five seconds after he's heaved his own spleen out his mouth.
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines features a minor NPC (and the Player Character, if Ventrue) vomiting blood.
- This is actually the censored version of Ganondorf spitting out blood after his first defeat in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
- In Dead Rising 2 , Chuck Greene can attempt to rescue a drunken showgirl... who will vomit repeatedly over the course of their conversation. People can vomit in this game but not the first one, even though you could technically get food poisoning. Chuck also gets terribly sick if he drinks three alcohol items in a row. This contributes to the difficulty of That One Boss at a certain point in the game, because the area that you have to fight in has no healing items on hand except for beer and margaritas.
- This trope is also featured in Dead Rising 3 with a boss based on the sin of gluttony: an apparent competitive eater named Darlene who is confined to a mobility scooter, who uses her own projectile vomit as an attack. Ironically, slipping on one of her own vomit puddles and choking on her vomit does her in.
- If the player slaughters a large amount of enemies in a single area in Metal Gear Solid 4, Old Snake will vomit in disgust while a quote from Liquid Snake about Solid Snake enjoying the killing plays in the background.
- Also Laughing Octopus vomits up some kind of... Octopus ink or something after she comes out of her suit.
- If the player mess too much rolling with the Drum, Snake will feel nauseous and vomit.
- In Metal Gear Solid 3, Big Boss will vomit if he eats rotten animal meat, and his stamina will decrease.
- You can also make him (and EVA too) vomit by spinning their character models around in the Survival Viewer, then returning to game.
- In Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony, if Luis drinks too much alcohol in one of the game's two nightclubs, he'll vomit right before blacking out.
- In Grand Theft Auto V, Michael throws up a little after experiencing a Mushroom Samba when his son Jimmy drugs him with a drink spiked with ketamine.
- Later in the game, Trevor vomits rather intensely after eating a bowl consisting of... something... that he found inside his fridge during the setup for the Paleto Score.
- Trevor will sometimes be shown puking into fountains or swimming pools when you switch to him during free roam.
- Happens occasionally in the 3D Mortal Kombat games.
- In Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance, Sonya's fatality causes the opponent to vomit on screen.
- One of Bo' Rai Cho's special moves.
- Noob Saibot's X-ray attack in Mortal Kombat 9 has him kick his opponent square in the gut, causing them to vomit quite visibly on his leg—even if they're wearing a mask or happen to be a robot.
- In The Sims, you can get your Sims to vomit under certain situations. It comes out pink though.
- In Sims 2 it is blue, while Sims 3 goes more for a realistic brownish tinge.
- In the first Bloody Roar, certain low attacks that connect to stomach could break the opponent, forcing them to fall on one knee and vomit on the stage.
- In the game Primal Rage, one of Chaos' moves is "Power Puke", which obviously involves him retching up a glob of vomit at his opponent.
- In Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, if John Marson sits at a cannibal's camp long enough, John will take a bite out of the cannibal's stash of human flesh, causing John to vomit it right back out.
- Patients in Theme Hospital sometimes vomit at random places in your hospital. You need to assign a janitor to get rid of it, or else the mess will lead you to further problems.
- Also the case in spiritual predecessor Theme Park. Expect to hear lots of yacking sounds and see piles of orange and yellow littering your park.
- Breakdown gives you the lovely sight of your own character being induced to vomit by his female costar after eating drug-laced food. Now read the part about the game being first-person again.
- In Heavy Rain, if you choose to kill the drug dealer, Ethan will throw up afterwards.
- In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the vomit is weaponized by the Afflicted, people tainted by a disease from Peryite, a Daedric Prince whose purview includes pestilences.
- In The House Of The Dead Overkill, Varla Guns spews after having her brain replaced with the brain of Clement's mother.
- Certain blows, usually low ones, in Street Fighter II would randomly cause a 'vomit' animation to appear.
- Hans Kloss: Eating food when you're over 60% full will cause Kloss to vomit, and won't refill his belly, so you'll waste a food pickup.
- In Adventure Time, when Jake gets eaten by an ogre in "The Enchiridon!", Finn kicks the ogre in the groin to make him puke Jake back up.
- And in "Go With Me", when Finn finds out the movie at Couples' Movie Night is a corny romantic film, he projectile vomits facing away from the audience, but you can still see a good deal of the puke pretty easily.
- In "Storytelling" Jake gets sick, and complains that his stomach hurts. Finn makes him some soup, Jake gulps it down, and then proceeds to vomit it back up.
- In "Too Young," Lemongrab eats a large handfull of EXTREMEMLY spicy mashed carrots. He turns bright red, and projectile-vomits profusely all over Peppermint Butler. (He probably would have kept puking, if he didn't abruptly start screaming and fall out of the window. The fact that he had been punched in the stomach in the previous scene might have had a little to do with it, too.)
- In "Jake the Dog", Prismo's ominous warning about the repercusions of the wishes he grants makes Jake so nervous, he vomits.
- Seed-Wad, a newborn lemon candy baby, pukes all over himself and the table in "All Your Fault." His dads don't seem to be bothered by it, they keep fawning over their son anyway.
- An episode of Arthur showed D.W. barfing up her sandwhich onto the camera when she finds out there's spinach in it
- This has happened a few times in Beavis And Butthead such as in Washing The Dog in which after going inside a dryer Beavis vomits on Tom Anderson's poodle and in one where they attend a rock concert while waiting in line a drunk guy vomits on them and passes out.
- In an episode of Ben 10: Alien Force the transformed Decka vomits up everything he ate onscreen after eating Echo Echo clones which were made of silicon which makes their species sick.
- The Cleveland Show seems to be built on this (one episode even had a promo for a new FOX sitcom called "The Barf Family"). Particularly the Thanksgiving episode where it happens twice, once when Cleveland finds out that his father had VERY graphic sex with a man. Along with one from Cleveland's Father when he finds out that he... had sex with a man.
- You can almost guarantee that every episode of Drawn Together will feature at least a dozen exaggerated vomit scenes (being a Grossout Show), sometimes in one scene. This is taken to extremes in a third season scene in which Toot vomits at least 10 times, accounting for each line that she gives.
- In an episode of Family Guy, Peter, Brian, Stewie, and Chris have a contest where they drink Ipecac to see who could go the longest without throwing up. Chris won, but everyone lost.
- Was even re-used in the episode, "Yug Ylimaf", only due to time going backwards, well...
- On Family Guy this is more the rule than the exception (the only Vomit Discretion Shot I can think of when Brian started drinking a lot after becoming a singer), so much that it's beginning to lose its edge.
- In the first three seasons and a few after cancellation, there were vomit discretion shots, probably the most hilarious one being when Tricia Takanawa does a report about the flu outbreak, and all she gets to say is "Dianne, I—-" before puking in the toilet.
- The funniest example is probably when Brian discovered that the woman he slept with the previous night was actually Quagmire's father after a sex-change operation. It went on for so long that Stewie had to step back twice to avoid the expanding pool on the floor.
- It was actually because of his name choice, arguably making it better.
- Done in Futurama a few notable examples include Dwight vomiting after smoking a joint, Leela fed rotten fish to induce vomiting from Mushu the sperm whale so he will upchuck Amy's watch which he had earlier eaten, and in response to seeing Leela slaughter the mutant Zoidberg in "Bender's Game" Bender pukes nuts and bolts.
- Also the two-headed alien goat in "Attack of the Killer App." It vomits enough to fill a small swimming pool. Then it dies, unsurprisingly.
- In an episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Billy is possessed by a bad luck snail, at one point it messes with Billy's brain making him do among other things spin his head around and vomit.
- Happened quite a few times in Metalocalypse. The most famous example.
- In the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "A Bird in the Hoof", Fluttershy tries taking care of Princess Celestia's sick bird. At one point the bird vomits onto Fluttershy's face. She doesn't seem to be too bothered by this.
- This also happens in the earlier episode, "Swarm Of The Century". A parasprite vomits into Rarity's eye, revealing that this is how they reproduce. She seems just a bit bothered by this...
- In the Rocko's Modern Life episode "Carnival Knowledge" after falling off a roller coaster Rocko is dizzy and Heffer offers him a hotdog and Rocko takes a big sniff of the hot dog and barfs all over the camera. The vomit is used as a transition into the next scene.
- In "Hut Sut Raw" Heffer vomits twice first when he eats some leaves, then later he vomits in Rocko's face when he eats a steak meant for some wild shrews.
- A Season 3 episode of Rugrats, "Chuckie Loses His Glasses", involves Angelica stealing Chucky's glasses, wearing them herself throughout episode. However they cause her to feel dizzy and nauseated by the time her father returns to take her home. He notices she seems unwell and picks her up. Angelica then proceeds to spew straight into the camera and onto her dad's shirt. The actual vomiting part is cut in some syndicated showings of the episode.
- In one episode The Simpsons had a Show Within a Show called Danger Dog. The villain in the show had a "puke ray".
- Also done in a Harry Potter parody in one of the Treehouse of Horror episodes. Bart is tasked to turn a frog into a prince but just makes a bloated frog monster that vomits every three seconds.
- South Park:
- This happens all the time; most notably in the earlier episodes whenever Wendy would talk to Stan he would vomit on her. It still happens sometimes, but Stan appears to be getting better at not doing it.
- Cartman does it in "1%" after seeing Clyde Frog's "murdered" body.
- A consistent, fundamental aspect of "The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs".
- In the only animated Tales from the Crypt episode "The Third Pig" Drinky Pig vomits constantly because he, well, drinks a lot. Dudley Pig also vomits when he discovers his brothers' murdered bodies.
- Total Drama Island usually makes its vomit scenes clearly visible (not a surprise, considering the challenges they have to go through). In one instance, Bridgette let fly while standing on her head.
- In an episode of The Venture Bros. after his battle suit gets out of control the Monarch vomits all over himself as he comes crashing down to the ground.
- Coach Stopframe does this in Moral Orel after witnessing Clay making out with Miss Censordoll.
- In Regular Show, there was one time when Benson threw up, but he's an animate gumball machine so he threw up his gumballs.
- Archer: "Space Race, Part I" has the ISIS team preparing for a space-based mission with a ride on the "Vomit Comet" (the airplane that simulates zero-G conditions). Lana doesn't take it well, and it ends up hanging in mid-air for the entire flight. Archer takes advantage of the zero-G to ride on Cyril's back and steer him directly into the floating puddle of vomit, holding his mouth open.
- The Sanjay And Craig episode "Unbarfabe", has the titular characters attempt to make their best friend, Hector, who has never barfed before in his entire life, do so. What follows is a lot of this trope, which culminates into Hector finally barfing after looking at his own butt.
- In the 2012 version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the "Invasion of the Squirrelanoids" episode features mutant squirrels that reproduce by housing themselves in a host body and then later having them vomit them out, which is shown by having the host vomiting directly into the camera. And it happens more than once.
- In the Yuckie Duck cartoon "Short Orders" on What A Cartoon! Show, Yuckie vomits after sampling his soup which he then declares "perfect".
- In Legend Of Korra When Pema hands Kya Rohan, Rohan barfs right onto Kya a nice, big, green splat with light colored chunks because he likes his aunt (according to Pema). It was shown start to finish with no censors or scene changes.
- The animated Roger Mellie series features a scene where a very drunk Roger vomits all over Bruce Forsyth!
- Because of the psychological stress and abuse caused by his own parents, Falcon Heene, the supposed Balloon Boy, vomited on screen during a CNN interview.