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->''"Oh wow, that was REALLY scary. And if you don't mind me sayin', if that don't work, your breath will certainly get the job done, 'cause you definitely need some Tic Tacs or somethin', 'cause your breath ''STINKS!''"''
-->-- '''Donkey''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''

{{Stock Phrase|s}} used when someone comments on another one's bad breath. Variants to the phrase can include brushing your teeth, or with mouthwash.

See also AnticipatoryBreathSpray.



* Cited in a commercial for [=CreditStinks.com=]. "If someone told you you had bad breath, you'd brush your teeth."
* Tic Tac candies had a long-running series of ads featuring someone or something with horrible breath that frightened everyone around them before someone said "Dude! Tic Tac!" and offered them a mint.

[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* Tai in the ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' movie makes a remark about Koromon's breath after he kisses him.
* David and Veemon in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' both say Tortomon has bad breath after he pants near them from exhaustion.
** Later, with Arukenimon and Mummymon after he attempts to kiss her only to be swatted in the face by her:
--> '''Arukenimon''': Anyone ever tell you you have bad breath?!\\
'''Mummymon''': Why, that's impossible. I believe I brushed my teeth at least a year ago.
* Takato from the dubbed version of ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' mutters in his sleep "bad breath" after sleeping directly next to Guilmon's mouth. The original version didn't have Takato or Guilmon saying anything during this scene.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Parodied in ''ComicBook/LePetitSpirou'', where the chronic general failure that is the P.E. teacher freshens his breath with a deodorant spray and his armpits with Tic Tac mints.
* In ''ComicBook/TheBadEggs'', Furman the Proto-Human tells Ript that his breath doesn't "smell like a field of lilacs" when the raptor tries to eat him, and after Ript remarks that the Proto-Humans smell like shit.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Rexodus}}'', when Amber first meets Kelvin, she thinks he's just an animatronic. It isn't until after she notices and comments on his bad breath and drool that she begins to realize he's real.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Elephantmen}}'', Tusk saves an old woman from drowning and holds her in front of his face. Although she thanks him for saving her, she mentions how he has terrible bad breath as well.
* In ''Uncanny Comicbook/XMen'' #423, Jubilee's response to being told by Wolverine that she was just revived after being crucified, is "You ever hear the words Mouth Wash?" In his review, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] responds with "You ever hear you just came back from the dead and no one is the slightest bit overjoyed or asking about the theological implications of all this?" Well, [[DeathIsCheap it is the X-Men]].
* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', Violine tells the captain of the oil tanker to "clean his tanker" when smelling his breath, after remarking on the smell of the oil tanker itself.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Clair apparently has gotten a bit of a reputation of this due to the fact she likes eating garlic, though these are mostly rumors spread by challengers who lose to her (and Whitney).
* There are dozens of characters from ''FanFic/WhatLiesBeyondTheWalls'' who have horrible breath, and many characters outright tell them so. Even some of the hares in the Long Patrol (who are usually clean) care little about their oral hygiene.


[[folder:Film - Animation]]
* The Leopard from ''Animation/AnimalsUnited'', whom Charles knows is a carnivore after being grossed out by his "unpleasant breath."
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/MickeysTwiceUponAChristmas'', when Santa yawns in Louie's face, causing him to recoil. He suddenly says that his breath smells like peppermint and mocha.
* Timon tells Simba in ''Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'' to aim his foul morning breath in a different direction after he yawns in his face.
* When Crash and Eddie from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown'' try to save an unconscious Sid from drowning, one of them grabs him by the mouth and opens it, causing one of them to say, "You really need to brush."
* Nonverbal, but Darwin in ''WesternAnimation/RugratsGoWild'' clearly can't stand Spike's breath when he's yelling at him, and repeatedly waves a hand in front of his face and tries to get away from him.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', after Shrek roars at Donkey to try and scare him, Donkey says the page quote above.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'', the Wolf is poorly impersonating Red Puckett's grandmother. As [[PaperThinDisguise she pokes holes in his disguise]], he gets up close to her and makes a last-ditch effort to get answers out of her, prompting Red to respond, "Oh, Granny! What bad breath you have!"
* Master Shifu in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' tells Po not to stand so close to him so he won't smell his breath.
* The wolf in ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'' is stalking Angelica and Spike. Angelica, oblivious to the wolf, smells its breath and thinks it's from Spike. Spike notices the vicious wolf, and quickly manages to drag the unsuspecting Angelica out of the wolf's clutches.
* ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' has this exchange:
-->'''Louis''': You okay, li'l bug?
-->'''Ray''': I'm fine. Just your breath done near killed me to death.
* Happens subtly in ''Animation/RoadsideRomeo'', when Romeo gets a whiff of [[TheDragon Chhainu's]] breath and waves a paw in front of his nose.
* In ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'', we get Jim doing this while Mr. Scroop is trying to scare him into minding his own business.
--> '''Jim''': Too bad my nose is working just fine.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', while trying to sneak past a sleeping Al, Woody ends up standing in front of his face right as he burps, making Woody gag.
* During "Fixer Upper" in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' the trolls mention how Kristoff always ends up sort of smelly no matter how well he washes (word of Jennifer Lee is that he reeks of Sven) as they ask Anna what's turning her off from dating him. Earlier, when Kristoff and Anna first meet at Wandering Oaken's Trading Post & Sauna, Kristoff gets up close to Anna (as he's trying to get some carrots from a shelf Anna is standing in front of) and she almost promptly turns her head away from him as if reacting to the smell.


[[folder:Film - Live Action]]
* In ''Film/CodeNameTheCleaner'', Jake tells the BigBad that his breath "smells like ass" after he angrily demands information from him.
* Holly from ''Film/DieHard2'' advises Dick Thornburg to use stronger mouthwash after he gets too close to her a few times.
* Steven from ''Film/{{Primeval}}'' offers Jojo Tic-Tacs as a friendly gesture. He later tells Tim that he did it only because his breath was bad.
* In ''Film/{{Marmaduke}}'' (and in the novel), the titular dog exhales in Mazie's face, causing her to back away and tell him that he has garbage breath.
* In ''[[Film/{{Garfield}} Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties]]'', the titular cat runs into Prince towards the end of the movie and thinks he's merely looking at a reflection of himself, leading to a MirrorRoutine. He finds out that his "reflection" is actually a different cat when he exhales in Prince's face, which causes him to faint.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''
** Subverted with the Kraken in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest second film]]. A few people mentioned that the monster had horrible breath, but after it roars in Captain Jack Sparrow's face, he simply shudders and mutters, "Not so bad."
** Then again, Jack himself has really bad breath. In the same movie, Elizabeth reacts to it. In the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third movie]], Jack manages to ''weaponize'' it, exhaling directly into Will's face with breath so bad that it makes Will pass out.
* Godzilla from ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'', after he roars in Nick's face.
* Lucky from the first ''Film/DrDolittle'' film, after he barks next to Rodney.
--> '''Rodney''': You know, a Tic-Tac wouldn't kill ya.
* In ''Film/TheodoreRex'', Katie remarks about Theodore's bad breath several times. At one point she even squirted breath spray in his mouth.
* After one of the demons in ''Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed'' roars in Velma's face, she responds by saying it has a great mask, but bad breath.
* In ''Film/TheEnforcer'', Harry Callahan tells Lieutenant Briggs, after Briggs gives Harry a too close dressing down, "Your mouthwash ain't cutting it".
* The BigBad in ''Film/GoodBurger'' threatens Ed while standing too close to his face. Ed calmly tells him afterwards that he needs a Tic-Tac.
* Eddie Murphy's character does this to a biker in ''Film/TheGoldenChild'':
-->'''Chandler Jarrell''': ''Hey, hey, hey...In my pocket, there's a whole thing of Tic-Tacs. Take as many as you want.''
* Draco from ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'', when Bowen says that his breath is foul after sitting in his mouth for several hours.
* The wyvern from the Film/SyFyChannelOriginalMovie ''Wyvern''. One of the characters makes a comment about a horrible smell in the air after it roars for a rather long time inside the bar she and other characters are hiding in.
* ''Film/PacificRim'': One [[HilariousOuttakes blooper]] had Newt commenting on Hermann's bad breath.
* Weaponized bad breath also occurs in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', with Gabby Johnson during the big brawl in Rock Ridge.
* Emile in ''Film/LaCiteDeLaPeur''
-->''Take a piece of gum, Emile.''
* ''Film/TheBigRedOne''. The Sarge gets snogged by a German doctor while held prisoner in Tunis. Sarge chokes him until he desists.
--->"I can understand you being horny Fritz, but you've got bad breath."

* Captain Frye from ''Literature/TheGreenEmber''. In ''The Last Archer'', he gets too close to Wilfred Longtreader and insults him. Wilfred calmly and snidely tells him that he has foul breath afterwards.
* Foremole in ''Mariel of Literature/{{Redwall}}'' jokingly tells Burgo that his garlic breath is so strong that he could slay enemies with it.
** Lask Frildur (and his Monitor lizards) from ''Pearls of Lutra''. Nonverbal though since anyone who actually smelled Lask's breath simply scowled and turned their head away.
** Eefera from ''Taggerung'' after he eats wild ramsons. Vallug Bowbeast jokes that his breath is so bad that he could climb into Redwall and knock out the guards just by breathing on them.
** Diggs from ''The Sable Quean'', after he eats wild ramsons. Ambrevina was so grossed out by his breath that she told him to wash out his mouth or else she'd leave him behind and travel alone.
* Tavi to Ambassador Varg in ''Literature/CodexAlera''. Made more badass by their relative size difference, the fact that Tavi had assumed a command that he didn't have, Tavi's total lack of magical protection, and so he [[RefugeInAudacity put a knife to Varg's throat and then insulted him]]. Retrospectively, Varg [[spoiler: knew from that encounter that Tavi was a Gaius]].

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* [[Recap/CommunityS1E02Spanish101 During a protest on]] ''Series/{{Community}}'':
-->'''Abed:''' Conflicts like this will ultimately bring us together as an unlikely family.
-->'''Troy:''' You have horrible breath right now.
* In ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'', during a practice takedown, the "suspect" jokes that Sam's breath needs to be classified as less-lethal (they're old army buddies).
* ''Series/{{Shake It Up}}'': Flynn says this to Deuce when the latter growls in his face while in their zombie costumes.
--->'''Deuce:''' You know? You could really use some lotion!
--->'''Flynn:''' And you could really use a mint.
* In one episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' a suspect's repeat offender breath makes Ziva request mints.
* In the ''Series/{{House}}'' episode "House Divided", Cuddy is trying to sober up House's team.
-->'''Cuddy''': "Wait! Everyone's getting breath mints!"
* In an episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Salem is looking up a bunch of his old girlfriends, but each one turns out to have some flaw or bad habit that made him break up with them. At one point, he can't remember why he dumped "Hallie", but on meeting her realizes it was short for Halitosis.
* In ''Series/BreakingBad'', Hank and his partner bicker over the name of an upcoming drug bust. Hank wants to call it "Operation Icebreaker", which his partner points out is the name of a brand of breath mints. Hank says "I'm thinking 'Operation Breath Mint' every time you and me are on a stake out together, all right? Breath could knock a buzzard off a shit wagon."
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** In "Prophecy Girl".
-->'''Master:''' Did you really think you could best me here when you couldn't below?\\
'''Buffy:''' [[PreAssKickingOneLiner You have fruit-punch mouth.]]
** In "As You Were" Buffy is on the way home from her shift at a GreasySpoon when a vampire tries to eat her, only to back off because she smells terrible. Buffy naturally takes offense. "You're dead! You smell like it! How do you get to say I'm the one who's stinky?"
* ''Series/ForeverKnight''. Nick enters vampire/goth hangout The Raven. A [[VampireDance vampire on the dance floor]] shows the VampireDetective his fangs.
-->'''Nick:''' Immortality's no excuse not to floss.

%%* Series/{{Victorious}}: 'Take A Hint' Song
* In the music video for Creator/WillSmith's "Film/MenInBlack", a rather ugly alien roars right in K's face. No words are said, but the hand waving gesture K/Will Smith makes illustrates the intent of the phrase.
* Done by country music parodist Music/CledusTJudd in "Breath", a takeoff of Music/FaithHill's "Breathe":
-->'Cause I can smell your breath\\
It's gagging me to death\\
Something must have died inside of you\\
What you ought to do\\
Is chase a Cert or two\\
With Listerine...
* The [[Music/MFDoom Madvillain]] song "Operation Lifesaver AKA Mint Test" is about Doom going out with a cute girl with really bad breath.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/NineChickweedLane''
-->'''Seth's Boyfriend''': ''I'd be more inclined to dish the dirt if you'd stop lunching on garlic pizza.''
* A ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip shows Garfield wondering how to tell Jon that he has bad breath. He approaches him carrying a breath mint that's bigger then he is and offers it to him. Other strips have jokes either on Odie's breath, or Garfield distressing his house mates after eating something particularly vile.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/JimCornette once compared Wrestling/JillianHall's breath to "kiwi boot polish".
* Wrestling/ShawnMichaels made this joke about Gene Snitsky, though it was more so "you need to brush your teeth".

[[folder:Stand-up Comedy]]
* [[Creator/ChristopherTitus "And Jesus, you need a Tic-Tac."]]
* Creator/JeffDunham
--> '''Peanut:''' (to Jeff) Dude, you need a Tic-Tac. Don't you know what you breath smells like?
--> '''Jeff:''' What?
--> '''Peanut:''' Dun-'''ham'''!! ''Dot com!''

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', Petuni makes a remark saying that Bowser is a scary "Giant Bad Breath Monster." There's also the [[ManEatingPlant putrid piranhas]], who appear throughout the series. Their breath is so foul that it's used [[BreathWeapon as an attack that can poison Mario]]. Goombella responds with "Breath Mint, table four!"
* A couple of the characters in the ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' series, most of which involve Daxter telling said person about their breath.
* In ''VideoGame/RatchetDeadlocked'', Gleeman Vox laughs airily in Ratchet's face, prompting him to wave a hand in front of his nose.
* In ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves'', Bently insults [[DumbMuscle Muggshot]] by saying he gargled with raw sewage overnight. Muggshot doesn't even try to deny it, stating that the smell of his breath helps him maintain his "personal space."
** ''VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime'' has Carmelita getting into a shooting competition with Red-Eye the coyote. Before the competition starts, he tells her that if she loses, she has to kiss him, and Carmelita says his breath smells like fermented gym socks.
* Pox from ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'' mentions that the Blisk aliens have "withering halitosis." The first game also has Armquist. If Crypto reads a soldier's thoughts during the Capitol City level, sometimes this will pop up:
--> '''Soldier''': "Man, Armquist's breath really stinks! [[AmbiguouslyGay But he's so dreamy...]]"
* Nonverbal it may be, but [[HeroicMime Amaterasu]] is clearly thinking this when she gets a faceful of [[DrunkenMaster Mr. Orange's]] sake breath in ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''.
* In ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'', Guybrush can't even ''talk'' to the prisoner in the town jail until he find some breath mints, the poor guy's halitosis is so bad (it apparently stems from not being fed regularly and being forced to feed on rats).
** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', when Le Chuck asks Guybrush for hints on solving a puzzle, the latter has the option of saying to eat breath mints. Le Chuck appears not to realize the point.
* In ''VideoGame/MOTHER3'', when Kumatora first meets Duster, she suddenly approaches his face. After a few moments she backs away and comments "his breath kinda stinks".
* Primordial Serpent Kingseeker Frampt of ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' apparently has terrible breath according to the Crestfallen Warrior. And he transports you in his mouth... {{Justified|Trope}} in his case, since you have the option of offering him Dung Piles in exchange for an amazing 200 souls. One can only imagine how many travelers have given him piles of shit to eat for such a great bargain...
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'':
** Mission comments her best-buddy Zaalbar has dog breath.
---> "The Vulkar was so scared, he fainted. Either that, or Big Z's breath just knocked him out. I keep telling Zaalbar to brush those choppers of his, but he never listens. Just stay upwind when he's talking and you'll be fine."
** Also applies to the PC -if you believe [[UnreliableNarrator Jolee Bindo]], anyway:
--->'''Jolee:''' "You remind me of someone I used to know. [[TheChosenOne Great destiny]], all of that. Breath like a Bantha."
--->'''PC:''' "Is that a comment on my breath?"
--->'''Jolee:''' "No, but it could be. An [[CallARabbitASmeerp Anduvian salt tablet]] would clear that right up, you know."
* Hawkgirl uses this to taunt Lex Luthor in ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' when he starts a Clash:
-->'''Lex Luthor:''' I could use that belt![[note]]Which is what actually allows her to fly; the wings are part of it[[/note]]\\
'''Hawkgirl:''' Or a breath mint.
* Eddie's reaction to meeting the Lamprey in ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'':
--> '''Lamprey''': (screams at Eddie)
--> '''Eddie''': Ugh! Smells like a whale... ate some cabbage... then died in your mouth... like a ''year'' ago!

* In one ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' [[http://loserzcomic.comicgenesis.com/d/20021023.html strip,]] Ben remarks that Jodie's breath smells like penis and offers her a mint.
* The ''Webcomic/BasicInstructions'' page [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2008/3/27/how-to-deal-with-somebody-who-has-bad-breath.html How to deal with somebody who has bad breath]] suggests offering a mint for hinting someone about the problem.
* Sydney Scoville of ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' likes food that starts at BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce and goes ''up'' on the Scoville scale from there. Her breath hits people like tear gas... when they're standing in the alley ''outside'' the building she's eating lunch in.

[[folder:Web Media]]
* Carson the crocodile from ''Literature/ThePiratesCoveredInFur''. His friends and his girlfriend repeatedly poke fun at his bad breath, and it gets to a point where he manages to [[BreathWeapon weaponize it]] against a wolf.
* One of WebVideo/ThomasSanders' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' Website/{{Vine}}s has him showering "Herbert"[[note]]played by friend/Viner Taylor Shrum, who plays Herbert in a ''lot'' of Thomas' "Stewie" Vines[[/note]] with [=LifeSavers=] mints after getting a blast of his breath.
* Some of the main characters in ''Literature/SmirvlaksStone'' (most notably the Corveel brothers) aren't fond of hygiene--oral or otherwise. It doesn't take much for any of the side characters to openly tell them that their breath smells awful.
* Rast, Seamus, and Douglas from ''Literature/TailsOfFame'' all have foul breath, which multiple characters openly say to their faces. Rast in particular, cannot even kiss someone because his breath stinks of cheese and garlic.
* Maximus Slade from ''Literature/{{TOT}}'' has horrible breath, and several characters in the story either joke or openly tell him how much his breath stinks.
--> '''Maximus''': "How long did it take you to buy all this black clothing and ski masks?"
--> '''Toby''': "UGH! A lot longer than it took for you to brush your teeth this morning!"

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Jonny from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', after he's force-fed anchovies, belches loudly in Ed's face. Ed then waves a hand in front of his nose before saying, "Low tide!"
* Wildmutt from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', after he lands in front of Gwen in the pilot episode.
--> '''Gwen''': "Ew! Two words: breath mints!"
* Mr. Herriman in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' gets a whiff of Bloo's morning breath, which smells so foul he demands Bloo brush his teeth as soon as possible.
* Set from ''WesternAnimation/{{Tutenstein}}'', after disgusting Tut by yawning in his face.
* The ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' episode "The Low Road" had this exchange between Dinobot and Rattrap:
--> '''Dinobot''': "Wait! I detect a scent! Vile corruption...a whiff of festering putification!"
--> '''Rattrap''': "So I ate a limburger sandwich for lunch! I'm a rat, gimme a break!"
--> '''Dinobot''': "I've been...uncomfortably aware of your stench for the past hour, vermin."
** And then later, from the same episode:
--> '''Dinobot''': "Unlike you, I do not spend my time scurrying through sewers!"
--> '''Rattrap''': "Yeah? Well, a sewer smells better than your breath, bronto-brain!"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' episode "Parental Bonding", Sam (after she transformed into the Ghost Dragon) breaths her fiery breath at Danny. Although he dodges the attack, he still catches wind of her breath.
--> '''Danny''': "Whoa, Sam! Two words: breath mints."
** Used again in "Public Enemies", when he's captured by Walker.
-->'''Walker''': ''(holding him by the neck)'' By the time I'm done with you, you'll be begging for the safety of your jail cell!
-->'''Danny''': The only thing I'm begging for is for you to ''seriously'' consider using some mouthwash!
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** In the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E19ADogAndPonyShow "A Dog and Pony Show"]], Rarity questions a foul odor in the air after the Diamond Dogs' leader, Rover, yells at her. She quickly figures out the answer, as per the page quote.
** And this moment from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin "May The Best Pet Win!"]]:
---> '''Applejack:''' Does [Rainbow Dash] really understand what a pet really needs?\\
'''Twilight:''' Yeah, like care and attention, love and affection...\\
''[Winona licks her face]''\\
'''Twilight:''' UGH! And ''breath mints''!
** One distinctive feature of the Timber Wolves is their rancid breath.
** In "Bridle Gossip", when the entire town seems to be deserted, Spike asks if his breath smells, with the obvious implication. Twilight's reply is a casual "no worse than usual".
* Howie from ''WesternAnimation/AlmostNakedAnimals'', after he and Octo are roped together in "Cowboy Cabana".
--> '''Howie''': "One of us could really use a breath mint."
--> ''(Howie sniffs twice)''
--> '''Howie''': "Yeeeeah, that's me."
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "WesternAnimation/PigsInAPolka", TheBigBadWolf blows on the third pig's door three times in an effort to blow his brick house down. One of the pigs offers the wolf a bottle of mouthwash, which he promptly slaps away.
** The same thing happens in "A Gander at Mother Goose," except that the wolf responds with the tag line from an old Listerine commercial:
--> '''Big Bad Wolf''': "Why don't some of my best friends tell me these things?"
** In "Wild and Woolly Hare", Yosemite Sam gets too close to Bugs Bunny as he talks, and Bugs responds with "You've been eating onions."
* In the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'' episode "Mama Told Me Not to Kung Fu", Po and Heilang get into a fight at close range and the former starts to slowly shove the latter backwards. Then this happens:
--> '''Heilang''': "You must be the Dragon Warrior."
--> '''Po''': "And you must be...not a fan of brushing your teeth. Ugh, seriously, [[UselessUsefulStealth what's the point in being invisible if I can find you by smell?]]
* The episode "Dragon Breath" in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' revolves around...well, guess.
* "The Incredible Shrinking Dinosaurs" episode from ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeDinosaurs'' has Bullzeye saying this to Haxx after he's released from his mouth:
--> '''Bullzeye''': "UGH! What do you use for mouthwash: rotten eggs?"
* Jacala from the 2010 version of ''WesternAnimation/TheJungleBook''. In "The Tooth Of The Matter", Mowgli asks Jacala to open his mouth so he can remove a sore tooth. Cue Mowgli groaning and plugging his nose after getting blasted in the face with the crocodile's breath.
* Mr. Whiskers in ''WesternAnimation/BrandyAndMrWhiskers''. Not only have characters commented about his breath, but he managed to kill a flower with it. Whiskers lampshades this with Ed in the same episode after realizing many animals are avoiding them. When Ed exhales in Whisker's face, his fur falls out.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DinosaurTrain'' episode "T. Rex Teeth", Tiny whispers to Buddy that Dolores' breath smells awful. Buddy thinks it's because she ate carrion, and after he eats some and exhales in Tiny's face, she confesses that his breath smells too.
* The ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' episode "Static Shaq" has Shaq saying this to Ferret when he tried to bite him:
--> '''Shaq''': "I've got one word for you: mouthwash!"
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''
** The episode "Something Smells" centers around Spongebob having rancid breath. However everyone around him runs away (or dies in some cases) as opposed to telling him he needs a breath mint. Spongebob does tell Patrick though, when he also gets bad breath near the end.
** Also this exchange from "Hooky":
--->'''Mr. Krabs:''' ''(yelling in random guy's face)'' THE HOOKS! '''THE HOOKS!'''\\
'''Random Guy:''' ''(grimaces; takes out mint)'' How 'bout a mint?
** Triton gets disgusted over Spongebob's breath as the latter talks to the former.
* Nina from ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' offers Chip and Skip after-dinner mints after smelling their breath on her date with them.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''.
** Tina. Penny, jealous that Gumball didn't choose her for a date to Rachel's party, tells Gumball that she didn't realize he likes "lizard breath." Cue Tina sniffing her breath and then looking embarrassed.
** Earlier, in the episode "The Ghost", Gumball drinks a disgusting blend of slop so he'll have nasty breath and gross out Carrie. He grosses out everyone ''but'' her, [[NightmareFetishist because it smelled like death.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' does this during the "Ember Island Players" episode:
-->'''Actor!Sokka''': "You're the only girl who's ever managed to take my mind off food. Did you have pickled fish for dinner?"
-->'''Actor!Yue''': "I must go, Sokka. I have important moon duties to attend to. And yes. I did have pickled fish for dinner."
* ''WesternAnimation/TurboDogs''
** The episode "Turbo Toothache" has GT eating part of an onion in an attempt to soothe his sore tooth. After that doesn't work, Strut comes along and asks him to open his mouth so he can see what's wrong. You can see where this is going.
** Earlier in "Stink Positive", Stinkbert blows up a balloon and gives it to Dash, advising him not to let it pop. Dash quickly plugs his nose and groans, saying he "wouldn't dream of it."
* A HalloweenEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' has Jake commenting on an old custodian's bad breath.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', in a conversation between Binky and George about creating a new language:
-->'''Binky''': "Guess what this means." *belches in George's face*
-->'''George''': "Ugh! 'I want a breath mint'?"
* ''WesternAnimation/TuffPuppy'':
-->'''Kitty:''' "My claws are registered as deadly weapons!"
-->'''Dudley:''' "Maybe you should register your breath!"
* The Flash when he and the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' face the fire-breathing Hades:
-->'''Flash''' "Whoo, someone get this guy a breath mint!"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'' episode "Cube Wars", after Lenny Yogman gets too close to his brother Denny, Denny tells him to eat a breath mint.
* During an attack on an underwater villain base on ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Beast Boy at one point transports the team by turning into a whale and having them hop in his mouth. After he spits them back out, Raven does the "Two words: breath mints" bit.
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', after Timmy tried to snorkel deep in the water and ended up coughing up a bunch of garbage...along with Cosmo in his goldfish form.
-->'''Timmy:''' ''(After coughing up the garbage he had swallowed)'' Oh, man! That's totally gross! ''(Coughs up Cosmo)''
-->'''Cosmo:''' You think ''that's'' gross? Have you smelled the inside of your mouth? Two words: Mouthwash.
-->'''Wanda:''' Uh, that's one word.
--> '''Cosmo:''' Then I'll say it twice: Mouthwash! Mouthwash!
** In "The Fairy Flu", Cosmo and Wanda contract the titular disease, which causes things to randomly transform when they sneeze. Long story short, they get cured just as Vicky (who has been turned into a fire-breathing dragon) is about to blow fire in Timmy's face, and they transform her back just in time, so all that Vicky does once she's human again is roar in Timmy's face. Timmy has an opinion about that:
--> '''Timmy:''' *sniffs Vicky's breath after she roars* ''Halitosis.''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In the episode "Let's Play Doctors and Nurses", Bad Kaeloo [[NeckLift lifts Mr. Cat by the neck]] and roars in his face. He then remarks about her breath:
-->'''Mr. Cat''' (looking in her mouth): Is there a skunk in there?
* One of the teachers at the titular AllGhoulsSchool of ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'' was a mummy with bad breath named Mr. Tutner. A minor running gag had the other characters make remarks about his halitosis.