Your Mom

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Deb: Well, is anyone else here? I'm trying to earn money for college.
Kip: Your mom goes to college!

Your mom's so stupid, when she was asked to Describe Your Mom Here, she said she didn't know your mom.

In a war of Volleying Insults, insulting the opponent's mother is a useful snappy comeback. After all, Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas, and going directly after their mother is a surefire way to get a rise out of one's opponent. Whether or not that's a good thing generally depends on the situation (but we wouldn't advise it in real life).

In its most primitive form, the trope is a No, You variant of the Lame Comeback, but with "your mom" substituted for "you" ("Your mom's a lame comeback!") The next step up is "That's what your mom said!", becoming a more explicit Double Entendre. But the minimum for an artfully done "Your Mom" joke (such as it is) is along the lines of "Your mom's so fat/stupid/slutty, she [insert joke here]", which lends itself very well to Volleying Insults, to the point that it's a staple of the genre, and a theme of the "Dirty Dozens" comedy game.

Other family members or significant others may be substituted (e.g. "your wife", "your old man"), but people are most likely to have good relationships with their mothers, so "your mom" is the most effective of them.

Of course, dialectical variants exist as well, from the ghetto-sounding "yo' mamma" to the Australian "ya mum", as used in the nation's prolific swearing. And as always, Wikipedia provides much more detail, in its traditional deadpan way.

A "Your Mom" joke was found baked into a cuneiform tablet from 1,500 BC, which means Your Mom really is Older Than Dirt (and also that she Really Gets Around).

Compare I Banged Your Mom, the logical endpoint — where "your mom" really did have sex with the speaker.


These are the examples your mom gave us last night:

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    Advertising 
  • The Nerdcore bumper on G4TV starring YTCracker has him giving this line:
    Mess with me, you'll feel the wrath of Anon and Khan
    We'll get that Rule 34 on your mom
  • Back-to-School 2014 ads for Kmart parody this trope, with a bunch of kids trading escalating Your Mom compliments given in a tone meant to sound like insults.
  • A variant is used in a commercial for "Chiclets" gum, with "your Sensei" instead of your mom:
    Karateman 1: Yo' sensei is so fat, he could sell shade!
    Karateman 2: Your sensei is so dumb, he sits on the TV and watches the couch.
  • A 2008 AMP Energy commercial featured two hockey goaliesnote  facing off in a boxing ring in full gear, delivering Your Mom jokes. The winning zinger is delivered in Chinese.
  • A Slim Jim commercial features two guys whose car breaks down and get picked up by an Amish man:
    Man: I gotta ask, man. What's it like living without the internet?
    Amish Man: It's all right. I just get photos of your mom through the mail.
  • A GEICO commercial features a medieval peasant heckling a knight by first insulting his beard, then his armor, and finally ends by just saying "Your mum!"

    Anime and Manga 
  • Dragon Ball Z:
    • In the original Japanese version, Gohan shouts a Your Mom joke at Nappa and accidentally guesses that she has an outie belly button.
    • When Uub refuses to step into the ring with Goku because of stage fright, Goku tries to motivate him by insulting his family:
    Goku: Hey, yo' momma's so fat, cows moo at her!
  • In Canaan, Mino and Santana's mud-slinging match in the fifth episode eventually devolves into this sort of thing.
  • Parodied in Ouran High School Host Club, where identical twins Hikaru and Kaoru both finish off a volley of insults with "Your momma wears too much make-up!"
  • Played straight in the first episode of Desert Punk when Kanta insults his quarry's mother (the original Japanese uses the "outie" insult, while the English just calls her a dirty whore). Thing is, the quarry happens to Hulk Out when he's mad. Then, much later, on Kosuna's first job after assuming the mantle of Desert Punk for herself, she faces the same guy — and (at least in the Japanese) insults his mother again.

    Comedy 
  • Jeff Dunham has sort of a Running Gag where José Jalapeño on a Steek will throw one of these at Peanut:
    • For instance, after Peanut calls José a "Mexican condiment":
      José: I do not use them.
      Peanut: You don't?
      José: And neither did your mother!
    • Shortly thereafter:
      Peanut: Your mother was a corn dog!
      José: On a steek!
    • And in the Christmas Special, Jeff asks José what he wants for Christmas and Peanut butts in:
      Peanut: I think he needs a bigger stick.
      José: That's not what your mother said!
  • On Occupation: Foole, George Carlin talks about "playing the dozens":
    Some places had rules when you were puttin' each other down: "No mothers, man! No mothers!" We didn't have that rule. We'd start right in with your mother... and work from there: "Hey, where'd ya go last night?" "I was out wit' your mother, man! Aha-hah-hah!"... That originated in black street culture as "the dozens." Or "cappin'" on each other, "signifyin'." [Low voice] "The dozens... playin' the dozens... Ya wanna play the dozens? Well, the dozens is a game. But the way I fuck ya mother is a goddamn shame!"

    Comic Books 
  • In the Clerks comic:
    "Yo, why are they fighting?"
    "They're claiming first dibs."
    "On what?"
    "Your mom, of course."
    "... He's lucky I just took three Percocets."
  • Issue 611 of Amazing Spider-Man sees a Let's You and Him Fight between Spider-Man and Deadpool degenerate into a gladiatorial battle of "Yo Momma" jokes (as in, they end up just standing in the middle of a basketball court firing zingers off at each other). After Spidey pushed him just a bit too far, Deadpool prepares to break out "Yo Mommageddon", a "Yo Momma" crack he's honed so perfectly that it causes people to cry themselves to death (except in Hebrew, where it only makes people bite their own tongues off — he found out the hard way when he sold it to Mossad). He's just about to break it out when his beeper goes off, revealing that he's done for the day. He then cheerfully offers to buy Spidey a beer. One of the kids who were watching the "fight" calls Deadpool out claiming he was making it up. Deadpool whispers half the joke in the kid's ear, and he immediately starts crying.
  • In Ultimate Spider-Man, Spidey's costume is destroyed, and he has to wear a cheap, improvised replacement. When he confronts a crook who asks him where his real uniform was. Spidey retorts, "Your mom's washing it for me." He later admits that jokes like that are usually beneath him, but he's not exactly on his A-game.
  • In Dilbert's Dogbert's Clues for the Clueless, Dogbert explains that while insulting somebody's mother is impolite, "fathers are fair game." He illustrates this by rattling off a bunch of "your father is so dumb" jokes.
  • In ABC Warriors, during the Volgan War, Ro-Jaws provoked Mek-Quake into attacking him (thus saving the other Warriors) with a string of "your mother" jokes. Blackblood tries to persuade Mek-Quake that, since they're all robots, none of them have mothers. It doesn't work. The greatest moment has to be this exchange:
    Mek-Quake: (chasing Ro-Jaws) I will do unspeakable things to you!
    Ro-Jaws: (running away) Last night I did unspeakable things to your mother!
  • Scott Pilgrim:
    • During Scott's fight with Matt Patel, Ramona's First Evil Ex-Boyfriend, Scott tries to rattle Matt by asking about the time Matt and Ramona dated.
    Scott: C'mon, man, dish! Got any embarrassing stories?
    Matt: Y-your mom is an embarrassing story!
    • In a high school flashback, the evil Benvi Tech boys kidnap Kim P. Scott goes to rescue her and faces Simon Lee:
    Simon Lee: So, this is the best St. Joel can muster?
    Scott: That's not what your mother said last night!
  • The Half a Life arc of Gotham Central revolved around the involuntary outing of Renee Montoya, who has already had to deal with being a Hispanic woman in the predominantly white male Gotham City Police Department. When it is revealed that she is also gay, a lot of the other GCPD detectives (who dislike her and the Major Crimes Unit as a whole because of their basic honesty in the highly corrupt police force) begin insulting her even more. Renee, however, has never been one to just take the abuse when other people decide to dish it out.
    Detective Lowe: You're probably in a hurry to get home to your little lady or whatever you call her, huh? The night time is the right time for love and all that, right?
    Detective Montoya: That's what your mother tells me.
    Detecive Lowe: ...Dyke.
  • From the second issue of the Kingdom of Loathing comic book series:
    A creepy clown: You must be Jill! Your mother tried to bind me with entangling noodles, but through a hole in the plot, the noodles crushed her instead. Your mother screamed your name as she died!
    Jill: Yeah? Well, your mother screams my name every night!
  • Beetle Bailey used the "Your mother wears army boots!" variant (explained below) when Beetle gets fed up with Sarge and throws the line at him. Sarge's response implies that she really was in the Army:
    Sarge: I didn't know he knew Mom.
  • In the 1986 DC Comics mini-series Legends, Beast Boy makes fun of G. Gordon Godfrey speaking on the television against superheroes, saying "your father wears your mother's Army boots."
  • The ringleader of a gang who picks on young Steve Rogers in a Captain America flashback says "Introduce me to yer ma, I'll keep her warm for ya!", prompting one of his sidekicks to remind him "Mas are off-limits. Street code."
  • Red Ears: Subverted in a comic where a guy in a bar repeatedly gets approached by a drunk man who loudly tells him he screwed his mother. The punchline: "Dad, just go home. You're drunk."

    Comic Strips 
  • Garfield has several G-rated versions:
    • When Garfield stands on the talking scale:
      Scale: Let me put it this way... Have you ever considered a career as a river barge?
      Garfield: Your mother was a blender!
      Scale: That hurt.
    • The "Your mother wears Army boots!" line gets frequent play:
      • When he does his act on the fence and gets heckled, he tells his audience: "All of your mothers wear army boots!"
      • He uses the line on a dog, who merely walked away thinking, "He's lucky Mom was in the military."
      • Jon tries to train Garfield to be an "attack cat", and makes a dummy for him to practice on. When he orders "Attack!", Garfield just tells the dummy, "Your mother wears combat boots!"
    • Garfield, in a bad mood, shouts to a bunch of dogs, "All your mothers wear flea collars!", which gets him beaten up.
    • Garfield barks something to a chained dog, who gets really mad. Garfield explains that it meant, "Your mother has fleas."
    • Odie is chasing cars and Garfield tries to warn him that he could get clobbered. Then he remembers that's a good thing, so he tells Odie that a Buick had said "unkind things" about his mother.
    • Garfield, as "The Caped Avenger", would get into all sort of troubles and be bailed out by his sidekick Odie (a.k.a. Slurps). When Garfield smacks a dog and tells him his mother chased garbage trucks, Slurps resigned his "commission".
    • Garfield playing the trope as straight as possible:
    Garfield: Well, your mother is so fat that your family photo had to be taken by Voyager 2!
  • U.S. Acres:
    • Booker once scores a rare victory against the worms by plugging a hole with a cork, calling the worm's mother a "garden hose", and waiting for the worm to come to the surface with a snappy comeback, only to hit his head on the cork.
    • A worm tells Booker his mother swam after garbage scows. Booker chases the worm in retaliation but gets stuck in the worm's hole. Then Orson, whom Booker affectionately calls "Mom", shows up in a swimsuit and tells Booker to hurry up, because the garbage scow was coming down the creek. Booker groans in frustration.
    • Feeling bored, Wade tells Cody his mother has fleas so Cody would chase him away.
    • Orson wonders why Roy considers himself qualified to be the judge of an "ugly face contest". Roy says he knows ugly when he sees it:
      Lanolin: He should.
      Roy: What was that about my mother?
    • Roy, over a frozen lake, teasing a fish: "Hey, fish! Your mother wears waders!" Then a strong fish breaks through the ice and drags Roy's face into water. Roy ends the strip with a broken and frozen face.
  • One FoxTrot strip has Jason and Marcus trash-talking each other before a test with "your momma" lines. This strip led to the name of one of the compilation books, Your Momma Thinks Square Roots Are Vegetables.
  • Caesar from The Boondocks is a walking encyclopedia of "yo' momma" jokes.
  • Curtis is always getting these from the strip's two bullies, Derek and "Onion".
  • One Peanuts has Woodstock showing off his new Mickey Mouse shoes to Snoopy. Snoopy tells him that they're very nice, but asks him if he's worried that people will ask him if his mother wore combat boots. Then Snoopy asks him that himself. Woodstock responds with a kick.

    Fan Works 
  • In An Entry with a Bang!, the Clan Mechwarrior Brox takes a strong liking to mama jokes.
  • This Neverwinter Nights 2 fanfiction has Bishop insisting that "Nobody can challenge 'your mom'" will catch on as a comeback.
  • In this Cars/Transformers crossover fanfic, during a battle at the Dinoco 400, Ramone is heard yelling at Starscream that "Your mother was a Cessna!"
  • Manchester Lost has Adam use this twice — both times against entities without mothers.
  • In My Little Mages: The Nightmare's Return, during Nightmare Moon's assault on Magiville:
    Nightmare Moon: Is this how thou treat all visiting royalty? With threats of violence thou cannot hope to fulfill? Or was thy mother too busy whoring herself to teach thee proper manners?
    Rainbow Dash: Congratulations. That was the worst yo mama joke I've ever heard.
  • One Glee fanfic has Puck, in accordance with his canon persona, try to get a rise out of Kurt by claiming to have had sex with his mother. Kurt leaves, visibly upset, and Puck finds out from Finn that Kurt's mother is dead. Ouch.
  • Calvin throws a lot of these in early episodes of Calvin and Hobbes: The Series; Socrates and Hobbes get in on it a little as well.
  • A Future of Friendship, A History of Hate: In Episode 2, Spike does this to distract a bunch of shadow wraith possessed guards in order to allow Twilight a chance to sneak into the castle. They're mostly confused, but chase him anyway.
    Spike: Your mothers were a bunch of three-legged mule chasers! (blows a raspberry)
  • Bait and Switch:
    • "The Universe Doesn't Cheat" has Eleya use the Klingon equivalent, "Hab SoSlI’ Quch!" at one point.
    • "Frostbite": Tess asks the other captured members of the away team if they said anything under interrogation.
      SPC. Atti: I called his mother a whore. Does that count?
  • Ninja Wizard Book 2:
    Piers: Well, well, well. If it isn’t the freak. What’re you doing freak? Out here playing with yourself or something?
    Harry: Nah, I was playing with your mom. Tell her hi from me when you see her again.

    Films — Animation 
  • Bébé's Kids features a Dozens fight between Robin and Dorthea.
  • In Aladdin: The Return of Jafar, Abu apparently does this to Iago, who angrily snaps back, "Hey! Do I insult your mother?"
  • An American Tail has a scene in Fievel Goes West where Tiger escapes a pack of dogs on a train. He takes the time to shout back in triumph, "Your momma was never house broken!"
  • Lilo & Stitch: While trying to capture Stitch in Lilo and Nani's house, Jumba starts arguing with Stitch about why he should just come quietly. Most of Stitch's responses are in an alien language, while Jumba speaks in English. One particular phrase seemed to hit a little below the belt:
    Jumba: Ugh! Leave my mother out of this!
  • In Balto, Steele's first onscreen round of bullying the title character, a Wolf-Dog, climaxes with him saying, "I have a message for your mother," and then mockingly howling.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In Chinatown, Jake Gittes uses the wife variation to insult a cop:
    Loach: What happened to your nose, Gittes? Somebody slammed a bedroom window on it?
    Jake: Nope. Your wife got excited. She crossed her legs a little too quick, you understand what I mean, pal?
  • The Departed:
    Ellerby: Go fuck yourself.
    Dignam: I'm tired from fucking your wife.
    Ellerby: How is your mother?
    Dignam: Good, she's tired from fucking my father.
  • Ghostbusters
    • From Ghostbusters, when Walter Peck tries to have the Ghostbusters arrested:
      Peck: Hold it! I want this man arrested! Captain, these men are in criminal violation of the Environmental Protection Act, and this explosion is a direct result of it!
      Egon: YOUR MOTHER— (the rest of what Egon says dissolves into a fist-fight and a rare moment where he expresses actual emotion; it's assumed he said something to the tune of "Your mother's a violation of the EPA")
    • The 2016 remake has a scene where, after years of not speaking, Abby tries to insult Erin in this manner — before immediately backtracking and admitting Erin's mom is really nice and she's always liked her.
  • Bedazzled (2000): (in Spanish) "Your mom wears combat boots!"
  • Major League:
    • Catcher Jake Taylor gets a batter to pop up for a game-ending out with a little impromptu trash-talking along these lines:
      Taylor: By the way, saw your wife last night, hell of a dancer, you must be very, very proud. I mean that guy she was with, I'm sure he's a close personal friend and all. But tell me, what was he doing wearing her panties on his head?
    • Earlier in the film, another player was similarly trash-talking Taylor.
      How's your wife and my kids?
  • In Monty Python and the Holy Grail, one of the taunts the Frenchmen throw at the knights is "Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelled of elderberries!"
  • Kingdom of Heaven:
    Guy: Would that I had known you when you were still capable of making bastards.
    Godfrey: I knew your mother when she was making hers. Fortunately, you're too old to be one of mine.
  • Remember the Titans has a scene where the black players are telling "yo' momma" jokes about the white guys in the locker room, and the white guys take offense until one of them joins in, whereupon it's revealed that it's a form of bonding.
  • The Expendables: In the scene where Paine has Barney Ross captured and in a headlock:
    Paine: How many men you got?
    Barney: Just your mother!
  • Y Tu Mamá También: The movie's title is this trope (usually translated "And your mama too!") Unusually for this trope, the character who says it actually has had sex with the other's mother.
  • In Super Troopers, one cop tests out a bulletproof cup and gets knocked down. When asked how he feels, he responds, "Good enough to fuck your mother!"
  • Menace II Society:
    "I feel sorry for your mother."
    "What'chu say 'bout my mama?"
  • Echoed word for word in a parody of the scene in Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.
  • In Baseketball, "Squeak" reads from an index-card:
    Kenny "Squeak" Scolari: Your mother's deaf...
    Ed Tuttle: My mother's dead, you little twerp.
    Kenny "Squeak" Scolari: I guess that why she didn't move around a lot. (Oh, Crap! look)
  • Heavy Metal Parking Lot:
    "What are you here to see?"
    "Your mother!"
  • The school counselor in Afterschool uses these jokes to break the ice:
    Dr. Virgil: How's your mother?
    Robert: Okay, I guess.
    Dr. Virgil: Do you know she has crabs so big I ride them to work?
  • Die Another Day:
    Zao: Who sent you?
    Jinx: Your momma. She wanted me to tell you that she's real disappointed in you.
  • In the film Best Player, when Quincy tried to tell one of his adversaries he really loves her mother, it was taken for a provocation.
  • Anaconda:
    British Guy: I could pay someone to kill you.
    Ice Cube: I could kill you right now for free.
    British guy: You and whose army?
    Ice Cube: Yo' momma's.
  • In Friday:
    Craig: (pulls a Glock out of his drawer and shoves it in Smokey's face)
    Smokey: Man, where you get that from?
    Craig: Yo' momma.
  • From Snatch.:
    Errol: Oi, fuckface, he wasn't asking you.
    Turkish: "Fuckface." That's clever. I'll have to remember that next time I'm climbing off yer mum.
  • From The Terminator (or rather its TV edit):
    Detective Traxler: Well, how do I look?
    Detective Vukovich: Like you've been dead for a week.
    Detective Traxler: Yo' mama.
  • In The Waterboy, during a football game, Bobby Boucher wishes an opposing player good luck before the next play, but that player rudely replies, "I'll be playing with your mama tonight", making Bobby ominously mutter "62", his jersey number. During the play, Bobby intercepts the ball, but idiotically gives it back to that player, who takes it for a touchdown to beat Bobby's team. Though Bobby roughhouses him anyway.
  • In The Dark Knight The Joker does one by insulting Gambol's grandma:
    The Joker: If we don't deal with this now, soon (shrug) little Gambol here won't be able to get a nickel for his grandma.
    Gambol: Enough! From the clown!
  • A variation from Mean Girls:
    Student: Cool wig, Janice. What's it made of?
    Janice: Your mother's chest hair!
  • Played With in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, where Wes Mantooth is taunted with the thought that one of the News 4 team would take his mother out to dinner... and not call the next day.
  • Ax 'Em features a lengthy sequence consisting entirely of the characters telling each other "yo' mamma" jokes.
  • White Chicks has a full blown "yo' momma" fight.
  • In Red Heat, Ivan Danko translates one of Viktor Rostavili's lines as this in order to provoke Art Ridzik into lashing out:
    Viktor Rostavili: Еби свою маму в задницу.Latin transliteration English translation 
    Art Ridzik: What did he say?
    Ivan Danko: He say, "Go and kiss your mother's behind."
  • Parodied in the first Scary Movie. Brenda berates her brother Shorty, and he calls her mother stupid. She points out that he just insulted his own mother, as they're full siblings. Then he insults her father, and she doesn't mind because she never met the guy, and as he realizes, neither has he.
  • In Ender's Game, Bean delivers an awesome zinger of this type at Bernard when asked how he got such good test scores:
    Bernard: They probably cheated.
    Bean: Your mom cheated; that's why you look like a plumber.
  • In Raging Bull, Joey LaMotta gets like this when he talks (presumably) to Sal on the phone, not aware that Jake LaMotta is on the phone, too:
    Joey: You listening? Your mother sucks fucking, big, fucking elephant dicks! You got that?
  • Taking a cue from its source material The Body, listed below under Literature, this exchange in Stand by Me:
    Gordie: Shut up!
    Teddy, Vern and Chris: I don't shut up, I grow up. And when I look at you I throw up! Aeoo!
    Gordie: Then your mother comes round the corner and she licks it up.
    Others: Uhhhhh!
    Adult Gordie: Finding new and preferably disgusting ways to degrade a friend's mother was always held in high regard.
  • In The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Tick says to Felicia, "Is it true when you were born the doctor turned around and slapped your mother?"
  • In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), this is basically Leo's answer when Raph asks who put him in charge.
  • Fear City: When Detective Wheeler interrogates Rossi, Rossi insults him by calling the police officer's mother a whore. He gets decked in the face for this.
  • L.A. Confidential: During Bloody Christmas, one of the Mexican prisoners who was being beaten up by the cops insults both Dick Stensland's (in Spanish) and Bud White's mothers (in English). The latter was especially unwise since White, who was initially trying to break up the fight, instead decides to join in. White had to witness his mother getting beaten to death by his abusive father, making it an especially personal insult for him.
  • So's Your Old Man (1926) uses the Spear Counterpart, popular when the film was made. W.C. Fields uses it sincerely when the Rich Bitch insults him and calls him uncouth. At the end of the movie, when his daughter tells him how happy she is, he uses the words literally.
  • Major Payne: "I heard your mama's so fat, she played pool with the planets."
  • The Trash Talk from White Men Can't Jump is full of this:
    "Your momma so poor, I saw her kicking a can down the street. I asked her what she was doing, and she said, 'Moving!'".
  • From Wild Cats, courtesy of the Central High School cheerleaders:
    U-G-L-Y
    You ain't got no alibi
    You ugly
    M-A-M-A
    How you think you got that way?
    Yo' mama!
  • In Viridiana, One of the bums at the party asks the blind bum how he can scratch an itch if he can't see where it is. The blind bum says, "Tell Zequiel that when I get an itch, I'll get his mother to scratch it for me."
  • In The Last Jedi, Poe's stalling tactic of trolling General Hux ends with him stating that he's got a very important message from Leia for Hux, about his mother. Hux furiously orders him shot down. note 

    Literature 
  • In The Ear, the Eye and the Arm, the main characters briefly live in a secluded community of traditionally-living tribespeople. During the period, two groups of boys out herding pass the time by beating each other up and symbolically attacking their mothers' breasts.
  • In The Green Mile, Wild Bill Wharton tries a "your wife" variety on a prison guard... who isn't married. He comes back that it was probably Wharton's sister he was thinking of.
  • Stephen King's novella The Body has several "your mom" insults:
    "Your mother blows dead rats!"
    • When Chris holds Ace at gunpoint:
      Chris: Oh, why don't you go home and fuck your mother some more? I hear she loves the way you do it.
      Ace: I'll kill you for that. Nobody ranks my mother.
      Chris: I heard your mother fucks for bucks. In fact, I heard she throws blowjobs for jukebox nickels. I heard— (interrupted by thunder)
    • Interestingly, one boy says something critical about his friend's father, and this is considered a serious breach of etiquette, whereas taunts about mothers are understood to be kidding.
  • In Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria visits a black neighborhood in Chicago in the 1890s.
    "Something about... your... wait... deine Mutti, as you would say, your... your mamma, she plays third base for the Chicago White Stockings, nicht wahr? A quite unappealing woman, indeed she is so fat, that to get from her tits to her ass, one has to take the 'El'! Tried once to get into the Exposition, they say, no, no, lady, this is the World's Fair, not the World's Ugly!"
    "Um, Your Royal Highness? If we could just have a word—"
    "It is all right! I know how to talk to these people! I have studied their culture!"
  • Invoked by Butler in the first Artemis Fowl book, where he uses a mother insult to lure some dockworkers out.
  • In the Star Trek Expanded Universe novel I, Q, the war between the Q Continuum and the M Continuum started when one of the M, after a discussion of why there needed to be a war which nobody could get worked up about, suddenly said "Your mother!" Made even more hilarious by the fact that, since both the Q and the M are omnipotent, immortal beings, none of them actually had mothers.
  • In Jessica Layne's Knight Moves, a Middle Ages knight is challenged by stereotypical black Philadelphia gangsters to a "yo' mama" contest.
  • Harry Potter:
    • Harry uses it against Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, after Malfoy insults Ron's mother:
      Harry: You know your mother, Malfoy? That expression she's got, like she's got dung under her nose? Has she always looked like that, or was it just because you were with her?
    • In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry pulls one on Seamus after Seamus calls Harry a lying liar who tells lying lies that lie.
    • Harry does this in a letter he writes to Sirius. He has to write in code in case anyone intercepts the letter. When he mentions Umbridge, he writes "she's nearly as nice as your mum", which, considering that Sirius has a low opinion of his obnoxious bigot of a mother (if her portrait is any indication), isn't meant to be flattering.
    • Marge indirectly throws one in Harry's direction early on in Prisoner of Azkaban: "You see it all the time with dogs. If there's something wrong with the bitch, there'll be something wrong with the pup." Harry inadvertently makes her wine glass explode.
  • A Portrait of Yo Mama as a Young Man takes this trope and Crosses the Line Twice with it.
  • In Nanny Ogg's Cookbook, we're told that in some troll dialects, which rely a lot on guesture, extending one's hand to a troll is "a very bad remark about his mother". Apparently, it was some time before humans and trolls worked this miscommunication out.
  • Kevin teases the schoolyard bully Bertram with one of these in The Eyes of Kid Midas. Bertram is not amused — Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas.
  • In The Wise Man's Fear, an ordinary mercenary attempts to pick a fight with Adem mercenary Tempi by suggesting that Tempi's mother was a whore. This falls rather flat as (a) Tempi is unfamiliar with the Aturan word for "whore" and (b) Ademic culture does not have a stigma against prostitution. Once he's been made to understand what the other man said, he thanks him for speaking so kindly about his mother.
  • A "your mom" insult that sparks the whole plotline in Scaramouche.
  • "Your mother is a tortoise" is made into a running gag in Much Fall of Blood.
  • The Bible:
    • All of Judges 5 is made up of a song Deborah and Barak sing, which includes a bit of ribbing on Sisera's mother towards the end.
    • Pharisees occasionally used this to mock Jesus, not believing he was born of a virgin accusing Him of being a bastard.
  • In A Song of Ice and Fire, minor character Corliss Penny is taunted with this line:
    "What sort of name is Penny, anyway? Is that how much your mother charged?"
  • In Michael Connelly's novel The Gods of Guilt, Haller rattles off an incriminating license plate number ("One Echo Robert five six seven six") and antagonist Detective Lee Lankford shoots back with "What is that, your mom's phone number?"
  • Survivor Dogs has Lucky distracting the Fierce Dogs to save his friends. At first, they don't go after them, but after he ticks them off by insulting their parents, they chase him.
  • The sci-fi comedy "The Space Willies" by Eric Frank Russell deconstructs it: due to the words being Lost in Translation, "fat" means "dead". Misunderstanding ensues.
  • In the third book of Hank the Cowdog, Hank and his nieces and nephews start a verbal war with a mother cat and her kittens. They start off with insults, then they use this trope in song (the cats using a tune of "America the Beautiful" and the dogs using a tune of "My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean").
  • In Wolf Hall, Elizabeth Barton confronts Henry VIII in a crowd and starts giving doom-laden prophecies about his marriage to Anne Boleyn. Henry dismisses it with humor (when she says he won't reign seven months, he asks if she can round it up) until she says she can see his mother surrounded by pale fire. Then he gets very serious.
  • In The Martian, when Mark Watney receives a communication from Venkat stating that NASA is setting up a committee to determine if any mistakes were made that led to Watney getting stranded on Mars, Watney sends this reply:
    Venkat, tell the investigation committee they'll have to do their witch hunt without me. And when they inevitably blame Commander Lewis, be advised I'll publicly refute it. I'm sure the rest of the crew will do the same.
    Also, please tell them that each and every one of their mothers is a prostitute. - Watney.
    PS: Their sisters, too.
  • In Lawrence Block's The Thief Who Couldn't Sleep Mustafa, thinking Evan doesn't speak Turkish makes remarks such as "Your mother loves to perform fellatio upon syphilitic dogs" and "Your mother spreads herself for camels."

    Live-Action TV 
  • Star Trek:
    • One of the most offensive Klingon insults is "Hab SoSlI' Quch!", which translates to "Your mother has a smooth forehead!"
    • One episode of Star Trek: The Original Series has Kirk trying to snap Spock out of the influence of mind-altering spores by making him angry:
      Kirk: What can you expect from a simpering, devil-eared freak whose father was a computer and his mother was an encyclopedia?
    • In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Samaritan Snare", Captain Picard tells the story of how he came to need an artificial heart after unwisely insulting a group of Nausicans. He recounted directing a "your mom" crack at the most fearsome in his opponents, in his most typically Picardian urbane way:
      Picard: I stood toe-to-toe with the worst of the three, and told him what I thought of him, his pals, his planet, and I possibly made some passing reference to his questionable parentage.
    • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine:
      • In "The Way of the Warrior", Klingons attempt to insult Odo in Klingon, and Garak replies with "Actually, I'm not sure Constable Odo has a mother."
      • This exchange in "The Siege":
        Bashir: Quark, leave it!
        Quark: I can't leave it, it's all that I have. My personal mementos, my family album...
        Bashir: It's full of gold-pressed latinum, and you know it.
        Quark: ...Who told you?
        Bashir: Your mother did, the day you were born.
        Quark: Never-make-fun-of-a-Ferengi's-mother. Rule of Acquisition Number 31!note 
    • In the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "In a Mirror Darkly", Hoshi interrogates a Tholian and interprets one of his defiant remarks as "something about your maternal ancestor".
  • House:
  • MTV used to have ad bumpers of New Yorkers trash-talking each other with "your mama" jokes (often at one of the city's famous public basketball courts). They would later base an entire show around the trope, appropriately titled Yo Mamma and hosted by Wilmer Valderrama (better known from That '70s Show).
  • From Angel:
    Angel: Another minute, and I would have given them everything. The ring, the scroll, your mom... how is your mom, anyways?
  • From Glee:
    Puck: Hey, ankle grabber! I had sex with your mother. No, seriously. I cleaned your pool, and then I had sex with her on your bed. Nice Star Wars sheets.
  • From Summer Heights High:
    Kearin: All you FOBS have man-boobs!
    Jonah: Yeah, well, ya mum has man boobs!
  • In an episode of The IT Crowd, Moss is being bullied, and Roy attempts to help him stand up for himself by roleplaying:
    Roy: Nice glasses!
    Moss: Not as nice as your mum's glasses!
    Roy: Still a little bit complimentary, but it's getting better.
  • Supernatural:
    • In "Family Matters", Christian Campbell catches Dean snooping around Samuel's office. As Dean comes up with a weak excuse about needing to call someone in privacy:
      Christian: Ah. Samuel's locked office. Pretty private. Who you calling?
      Dean: Your wife. Let her know I'm not gonna make it over tonight.
    • When Dean and Crowley meet for the first time since the former was sent to Purgatory with Castiel, we get this exchange:
      "Where's your angel?"
      "Ask your mother."
    • In "Time Is on My Side", Dean is torturing a demon with holy water:
      Dean: I'm gonna ask you one last time! Who holds my contract?!
      (Demon suddenly has Black Eyes of Evil and a nasty smile)
      Demon: Your mother. Yeah, she showed it to me right before I bent her over.
  • A constant theme in The Mary Whitehouse Experience's History Today sketches.
  • The E4 Voiceover Man gets a great one during an advert for School Of Comedy.
    Kid: Slaphead!
    Peter Dickson: Yeah? Well, your mum didn't seem to mind!
  • From 30 Rock:
    • "What's the difference between your mum and a washing machine? When I dump my load in a washing machine, it doesn't follow me around for a week afterwards!"
    • Jack has a rather surprising one when he asks Lemon to go to a fancy royal birthday celebration with him:
      Liz: Okay I'll do it, but I won't like it.
      Jack: That's what your mom said last night. Booyah.
  • Sean Connery in the Celebrity Jeopardy! sketches on Saturday Night Live would repeatedly throw these at host Alex Trebek:
    Trebek: This is the sound a doggy makes.
    Connery: Moo.
    Trebek: That is incorrect.
    Connery: Well that's the sound your mother made last night!
    Trebek: ...We would have accepted "bow wow" or "ruff".
    Connery: Ah, rough! Just the way your mother likes it, Trebek!
    • or:
    Connery: It's been a long time, Trebek.
    Trebek: Not long enough.
    Connery: That's not what your mother said last night!
    • or:
    Tom Hanks: (hand is stuck in a pickle jar) But I want a pickle.
    Trebek: But we can't keep playing unless you let go of the pickle.
    Connery: That's what your mother said last night!
    • One segment saw Trebek become aghast upon reading the final Jeopardy category "Famous Mothers", simultaneously sparking joyous exaltation from Connery, screaming, "My day has come, Trebek!" Host Alex tears up the category card, saying "I won't give you the satisfaction."
    • The Talk Show parody I'm Chillin' had a running "Mother Joke of the Day" segment.
  • Jeopardy! was no stranger to the joke itself:
    • The show had a category called "Your Momma!" on 12/16/2010, which brought laughter the first time a contestant picked it. The exact wording didn't help:
    Contestant: Alex, I'll take "Your Momma!" for $400.
    • A category (20th Century Women) in a 2004 "Power Players" episode prompted Al Franken to quip that he didn't know a lot about women. Alex responded with "That's what your wife said." The future Senator from Minnesota lunged at him, but was tackled by Keith Olbermann before he could reach him.
  • A satire of Timothy Geithner's "stress test" for banks had CitiGroup writing things that made fun of Geithner, complete with this gem:
    And CitiGroup wrote: "Hey Geithner, WE'VE got a job for your MOTHER!!" Now, I don't know if they're serious about that job or not, but I think my mother would be really pumped.
  • From How I Met Your Mother, when the gang is helping Barney's mother move:
    Barney: Whoa, Ted, that thing you're packing is way too big to fit in that box.
    Ted: Yeah, that's what your mom said.
    Barney: How dare you!
    Barney's Mom: (walking in) Oh, dear, I thought I told you, that's just not going to fit in there.
  • In the Married... with Children episode "Bearly Men", Al is about to fight with a street gang:
    Al: Any last words, punk?
    Gang member: Yeah, your wife's good in bed!
    Al: So, you're a liar, too! (punches him)
  • A recurring sketch on In Living Color! had a Game Show called "The Dirty Dozens," in which the host would supply the first part of the insult, and the contestants would ring in to finish it. Unfortunately, not all categories lend themselves well to the joke (e.g. "Yo' momma so good at math..."). But it worked well enough that they later made "spinoff" versions such as Wheel of Dozens and Family Dozens. For example:
    Host: (deadpan) "Yo' mama so hairy..."
    ("T-Dogg" buzzes in)
    Host: T-Dogg?
    "T-Dogg": Yo' mama so hairy, Bigfoot be takin' pictures of her!
  • Cram once had a contestant recall lines from a book literally called Snaps: A Book of Insults. Graham Elwood would start the insult and the contestant had to finish it, just like on In Living Color!. To her credit, she recalled seven of them successfully without missing, only stopped by the clock.
  • The dirty dozens are Serious Business for Mo and Marcus of Smart Guy, who treat it like a martial art, even bowing before and after a match. Hilarity Ensues when they attempt to instruct Marcus' little brother TJ, the eponymous Smart Guy, as a method of standing up to a bully. Although it was initially successful, it ended up backfiring on him when one of TJ's "yo' momma" jokes (well, technically "yo' daddy"), "Hey, yo' dad's so ugly that he ended up arrested for mooning", turned out not only to be very much true, but also the bully's Berserk Button — he was forced to become the man of the household after his father was hauled off to jail, and the stress and need for attention was the very reason he became a bully.
  • Doctor Who:
    • In "The Vampires of Venice", Rory, attempting to draw the Monster of the Week away from Amy, tells it, "The only thing I've seen uglier than you is your mum!" The monster's reaction cues an Oh, Crap! look.
    • A variant in "The Girl in the Fireplace": The Doctor (who is probably drunk) confronts the clockwork robots, telling them, "You're Mr. Thick Thickity Thick-Face from Thick Town, Thickainia... and so's your dad."
    • In "The Runaway Bride", Donna and the Doctor are stuck in the middle of nowhere and trying to take a cab back to the church. Eventually, they realize neither of them has any money. The cabbie dumps them out and all we hear is Donna scream, "And that goes double for your mother!"
  • Phyllis uses this to get one over on Gene in Life On Mars:
    Gene: Serves you right for staying up all night rutting with that new fella of yours. D'you let his guide dog watch?
    Phyllis: His guide dog's giving your mam one. From behind. (Sam smirks)
    Gene: (to Sam) Whatever 'appened to all the classy birds?
  • Stargate SG-1: In the fifth season episode "Fail Safe", O'Neill and Jackson recount how a particular negotiation with the Asgard went south:
    O'Neill: And after that, I kind of lost my temper.
    Hammond: What exactly does that mean?
    Jackson: Let's just say Jack made a reference to Freyr's mother.note 
  • From The Big Bang Theory:
    • Sheldon tries to trash talk before a bowling match, but he hedges a bit:
      Sheldon: You bowl like your mother, unless she's a competent bowler, in which case you bowl nothing like her.
    • Sheldon tries to trash talk before a Robot Wars-style battle, but he still hedges a bit:
      Sheldon: Also, I'm given to understand that your mother is overweight. Now of course if that is a result of a glandular condition and not sloth and gluttony, I withdraw that comment.
    • In one episode, Sheldon goes further than ever and claims to have banged Raj's mom. As Sheldon is an asexual virgin, absolutely no one takes him seriously.
    • When the guys fought for a ring from the production of The Lord of the Rings, they tried to get Sheldon down by talking about his mom's sex life. He seemed to be taking it reasonably well, so the guys stepped up and reminded him that his mee-maw had sex to have his mother — and she also liked it.
  • On one episode of the 60s Batman TV series, a villain taunts Batman with "Your mother wears army boots!", to which Batman responds, "Why yes, she does... and she finds them quite comfortable!" (Which is odd, because in canon, Batman's mother is a victim of Death by Origin Story and ordinarily a particular Berserk Button for him.)
  • The Golden Girls had this a few times in an episode. Made funnier by how in a second scene it was Sophia, Dorothy's mom, about to say the line:
    Dorothy: Now are there any questions?
    Kid: Yes, Ms. Zbornak, what does Joe have to say about all this?
    Dorothy:: Joe who?
    Kid: Jo' mama!
  • One episode of Castle has Detectives Ryan and Esposito, two extremely close friends, captured by the Big Bad. Ryan is tortured for information while Esposito is Forced to Watch. Esposito says he can't stand it anymore, and tells the Big Bad: "Listen to me. You're too late. The cops already know everything about... me and your mom." Then he starts cracking up.
  • El Chavo del ocho has a Running Gag where whenever Doña Florinda slaps Don Ramón for something she thinks he did or tried to do, she usually tells him to do it to his grandmother. If El Chavo is around, he usually asks Don Ramón something about said grandmother. Feeling offended by the question, Don Ramón hits El Chavo and usually comments something about his grandmother as the sole reason he won't hit Chavo a second time. For example:
    Doña Florinda: Next time, go act like a clown with your grandmother!
    Chavo: Don Ramón, your granny likes the circus?
    Don Ramón: Toma! (hits Chavo) And I won't hit you twice only because my granny was a trapeze artist.
  • Home Improvement has a Running Gag about Tim's Tool Time co-host Al's mother being very large, often taking the opportunity to make "your mom" jokes to him — sometimes during the show. But she really is that large; at her funeral, his momma really did require eight pallbearers to carry her casket.
    Tim: Your mother is so large, she has her own zip code!
  • Averted in Welcome Back, Kotter, when Kotter contrasts the Dozens with the "modern" (1970s) style of insult-duelling starting with the beginning of a classic "Your momma..."
    Barbarino: Hey, say whatever you want about my dad or myself, but you don't talk about my mother! That woman's holy.
  • From M*A*S*H:
    • Winchester is angry with Hawkeye and B.J. and stops talking. The two try to goad him out of his silence, saying to him, "Your mother wears very expensive combat boots!" They very nearly get him to crack with "Your parents voted for Roosevelt. Four times!"
    • This exchange in the mess tent between Burns and Houlihan, post-breakup:
      Burns: This place is a mess. Hey, I made a joke!
      Houlihan: So did your parents.
  • WKRP in Cincinnati: Herb reluctantly buys a painting at a charity sale to score points with the boss. Bailey likes it and says so, and he gives it to her. Later, he hears it may be worth a fortune and tells her he wants it back, saying "I meant 'It's yours' like a figure of speech, like 'I love you' or 'So's your mother!'" When she won't give it back, he tells her "I'm very disappointed in you." She looks conciliatory and says "Herb? So's your mother."
  • In an episode of Dark Angel, when Alec confronts a gang of steelheads who are monopolizing the steroid black market he's trying to break into, a British steelhead named Eddie asks what he needs five hundred dollars for:
    Alec: (in British accent) Actually, I need it for a ride on your mum.
  • On CSI, the owner of a brothel that is a crime scene gets annoyed when Nick won't speed up the search to let him reopen the rooms and comes out with the unusual gem, "Your mother sleep with Azerbaijani!"
  • Played with in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 showing of "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians", when Santa greets a Martian family, and the Bots start quipping, "And so's my dad. And so's your dad! And so's your mom! And your sister swims out to troop ships!"
  • Community:
    • Used in a Crowning Moment of Awesome.
      Stormtrooper: Who are you?
      Pierce: Your mother's lover. (shoots)
    • Jeff fires one off at Shirley when she and Annie are interrogating him over a backfired prank that's caused nothing but trouble. While Shirley is naturally less than impressed, unfortunately for Jeff it backfires on him when Annie takes it as a good excuse to slam his head into the study room table.
  • On The Unit, Bob knocks out a guard at SERE school:
    Bob: Tell your mom I'll drop by around 8.
  • The X-Files has the father variant thanks to Mulder and The Stupendous Yappi, a Phony Psychic so phony that not even Mulder believed in his abilities (though he might have had some faint Psychic Powers):
    Yappi: Skeptics like you make me sick.
    Mulder: Mr. Yappi, read this thought.
    (Yappi stares at him, then suddenly leans back as if he was hit and raises his eyebrow)
    Yappi: So's your old man!
  • Stephen Fry demonstrates one on QI:
    "Your mama’s so fat, she could usefully have a calorie-controlled diet and regular exercise."
  • In the Horatio Hornblower episode "The Even Chance", during the Inquisition scene where Simpson questions and tortures Horatio, he insults his mother by saying she earns her living on her back. Horatio is absolutely infuriated and tries to fight; however, the evil, villainous Jack is stronger and beats him up frightfully.
  • One episode of sitcom Ladies Man has Alfred Molina's character learning to fight with someone else. One stage of the fight involves the "ritual" of insulting the opponents mother, and they start practicing it.
  • From Whose Line Is It Anyway?, one session of Hollywood Director had Colin "ordering" his "actors" to redo the scene in "yo' momma" jokes.
    "We're not that big on Yo Momma jokes in Canada."
    "Yeah, we go 'Eh Momma'".
  • A sketch on You Can't Do That on Television has the mother walk into the living room, to her child's embarrassment, wearing combat boots. She claims it's (literally) to stamp out cockroaches on the floor.
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine:
    • Defied in a first season episode. Detective Peralta gets into a Volleying Insults match with the obnoxious Fire Marshall Boone. Boone makes a comment that leaves a perfect opening for a "your mom" joke — but before Peralta can take advantage of it, Boone immediately points out that his mother happens to be dead, "so let's tread lightly on the response."
      Peralta: That's not fair!
    • In the fourth Halloween episode, this is Peralta's response to Holt calling him a has-been. He apologizes for it immediately.
  • On Veep, Mike and Jonah have this exchange after Mike buys an used car:
    Jonah: Nice wheels, Mike. Is it new?
    Mike: Not quite. Like your mother, it's been previously loved and paid for by a couple of guys.
  • Big Fat Quiz of the '00s:
  • In Galavant, Sir Jean Hamme makes these constantly, which Galavant points out are getting a bit overused. In 1256.
  • Gotham: Fish Mooney comes back with a crack about Peabody's mama when the other woman insists on calling her "number 13" rather than by name.
  • Happens in the season finale of Luke Cage (2016). Luke is fighting Diamondback, who is revealed to be Luke's half-brother with the same father. He tells Luke that their father never loved Luke's mother, but a bystander overhears:
    "Wait, wait, wait. Yo, the dude's talkin' 'bout your moms, Luke? You reppin' Harlem, you better put it on him, son."

    Music 
  • From Styx's concert video Caught in the Act, taking place in a prison full of robot guards:
    "Hey, Roboto! Yer mudda was a Toyota!"
  • "Yo Mama" by Butterfingers: "Yo mama's on the top of my things to do list!"
  • The D&D song, only in the "Live at the El Rey" version, contained the following lyrics at the very end:
    Lynch/Tyke: We put a spell on thee!
    Will: You guys are too much for me. (laughs)
    (Beat
    Lynch/Tyke: That's what yo' momma said last night! It's D&D...
  • The Decemberists' "A Cautionary Song":
    "So be kind to your mother
    Though she may seem an awful bother
    And the next time she tries to feed you collared greens
    Remember what she does when you're asleep!
  • The Norwegian metal band Solefald has a "your mom" joke in their song "Third Person Plural".
  • "Your Mother Should Know" by The Beatles becomes hilarious when interpreted as a "your mom" joke (which it well could be).
  • The Shad song "Real Game", about race in basketball, begins and ends with a short skit of friends playing an NBA game with each other. After the game, the insults get petty, culminating in:
    "Your mom can't dunk!"
    "My mom can dunk, okay?! ... Well, she can touch rim still."
  • In the wake of 9/11, Ray Stevens released "Osama Yo' Mama".
  • The Snaps album featured a number of comedians and hip-hop artists telling these jokes.
  • A The Pharcyde song titled "Ya Mama":
    ...Naked on a mountaintop, tootin' on a flute
    Ridin' on a horse drinkin' whiskey out a boot
    She got the wings and the teeth of an African bat
    Her middle name is "Mudbone", and on top of all that...
  • "Shell Shock" by Gym Class Heroes eventually deteriorates into a bunch of "yo' momma" jokes (complete with booing), before finally ending with:
    "Yo, yo' momma smells like the inside of this recording booth!" (Laughter)
  • The Bo Diddley songs "Say Man" and "Say Man Back Again" (from 1959 and 1960, respectively) are based on this.
  • "Dre Day," a Take That! directed at Eazy-E following a dispute contains the following:
    "Well, here's a jimmy joke about your momma that you might not like. I heard she was the 'Frisco D**e!"
  • DJ Assault takes it to a new level by not only including the listener's mom, but the entire family, in "Yo Relatives" (NSFW for language).
  • The video for Biz Markie's You Got What I Need opens with Biz and his friends engaged in The Dozens.
  • Barenaked Ladies' "Enid" inexplicably starts with the sound of a radio tuning into a Depeche Mode sounding guy singing "The silence/The terror/The pain/The horror/As your mom comes downstairs." Then it jumps right into the chorus of the real song with no explanation or acknowledgement. (This was later repurposed for the intro to the Animutation "Chocolate Niblet Beans".)
  • "Your Mama Don't Wear No Socks" is a classic campfire-game song popularized by Scouting.

    Myths and Religion 

    Professional Wrestling 
  • During Repo Man's entrance at the Wrestlemania X-7 Gimmick Battle Royal:
    Bobby Heenan: Last week he repoed his own car.
    Gene Okerlund: About five years ago, he got my mother-in-law.
    Bobby Heenan: About four years ago, everybody got your mother-in-law.
  • Ricky "The Rocket" Roberts has become All Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion and wants all you inbred hicks in Florida to tell your mom he said "thanks".
  • "Somebody call the coppers! Your momma and a doctor! You's about to get clobbered in a slobbernocker! Cruising for a bruising, aint no way he's losing. So whose you hero? Its Chris Hero!"

    Radio 
  • Alice does this in The Phil Harris Alice Faye Show when she runs out of intelligent comebacks, some of which are dated if one doesn't know the pop culture reference. Others are more general like:
    "Ah, your mother drinks warm beer!"
  • Lo Zoo Di 105: Way more common than you'd expect it to be.

    Theatre 
  • Found even in William Shakespeare, proving the Zeroth Law. That's right, Shakespeare did your mom, as Cracked's 20 Annoying 'Modern' Trends That Are Older Than You Think mentions.
    • Case in point, Timon of Athens.
      Painter: You're a dog.
      Apemantus: Thy mother's of my generation: what's she, if I be a dog? note 
    • The Merchant of Venice:
      Launcelot: Marry, you may partly hope that your father got you not; that you are not the Jew's daughter.
      Jessica: That were a kind of bastard hope, indeed! so the sins of my mother should be visited upon me!
      Launcelot: Truly, then, I fear you are damned both by father and mother; thus when I shun Scylla, your father, I fall into Charybdis, your mother.
    • Titus Andronicus:
      Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
      Aaron: What thou canst not undo.
      Demetrius: Thou hast undone our mother.
      Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
  • In Pokémon Live!, Giovanni does this to Ash in "You Just Can't Win."
    Ash: No one's gonna side with you; you're stark raving mad!
    Giovanni: Oh yeah? Just ask your mother.
  • Hercules Mulligan's line when he, John Laurens and Lafayette enter the pub in "Aaron Burr, Sir" in Hamilton:
    ":Brrrah brraaah! I am Hercules Mulligan,
    Up in it, lovin’ it, yes I heard ya mother said 'Come again?'"

    Video Games 
  • Discussed in Deadly Rooms of Death. Citizens of the Rooted Empire don't get why these are considered insulting to anyone other than the mother.
  • Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath has a gang boss by the name of Jo' Mamma. Stranger makes very knowing quips about it the entire level.
    Stranger: Jo' Mamma ain't gonna last long with me on her tail. Heh heh.
  • In Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator, this is one of the taunts the communications officer can use to draw the attention and aggression of an enemy ship.
    Your maternal leader wears army boots!
  • Bully: "At least my mother doesn't make a living on her back!"
  • Team Fortress 2's Meet the Spy exchange regarding the RED Spy. It's also I Banged Your Mom, as the BLU Spy actually manages to provide photographic evidence. The Spy has an in-game domination line over an enemy scout referencing this scene ("Well, off to visit your mother!")
    BLU Scout: What are you, president of his fan club?
    BLU Spy: No... that would be your mother! (throws down a folder containing photos of the Scout's mother having sex with the RED Spy)
  • Left 4 Dead 2:
    • One of many dialogue snippets that plays upon reaching an abandoned impound:
    Ellis: Hey Nick, what kinda car you drive?
    Nick: Your mom's car.
    Ellis: See, that was just uncalled for.
    • Upon seeing a Spitter, Ellis sometimes calls, "It's Nick's mom!"
  • Ezio does this often in Assassin's Creed II, and may even mean some literally.
    • Ezio uses a snappy comeback:
      Vierri: Are you afraid to handle things yourself?
      Ezio: Your sister seemed quite satisfied with the "handling" I gave her.
    • One of his combat taunts is "Your mama can't help you now!"
    • In Revelations, Ezio finds himself in a street-fight:
      Citizen: You have something to say to me?
      Ezio: If I had a message for you, I would give it to your mother.
  • In Sam & Max Save The World Episode 103 ("The Mole, The Mob and the Meatball"), Sam and Max throw these against a card sharp (who is very sensitive about his mother) to get him to cough up the location of a meatball sandwich.
  • From Halo: Combat Evolved:
    "I would've been yo' daddy, but the dog beat me over the fence!"
  • From Final Fantasy VIII, of all games:
    Mr. Monkey: Ahhh! Damn it! Y-You're just a big loser! I'm able to skip the rock as many times as I want! So there! Ha-Ha! Loser! Moron! Idiot! Your mum wears combat boots!
  • Neverwinter Nights 2:
    • A female character can respond to Bishop's opening suggestion that she go back to whatever brothel she came from with "Good idea. I'll say hello to your mother while I'm there, shall I?"
    • Neeshka, Khelgar, and Qara have a three-way insult contest of sorts at the inn (start at 20:20):
      Khelgar: (to Qara, after having to explain an insult to Neeshka) But a tankard for effort, your "highness" — by my reckoning, the Flagon's never had a finer table-cleaning goblin-wench.
      Qara: What, since your mother lost her job?
  • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door did a variation, where Grubba tells the Iron Adonis Twins' that Mario was talking trash about them (hint: he's not):
    Grubba: Hyuk hyuk! Your challenger is real confident, boys! Yep, he's talkin' trash... "Iron Adonis Twins?" he said. "More like Paper Dog-Face Bros.! ...And they stink!" And then he said: "I bet they just play video games an' cry when they lose!" Um, yeah, and then he said... "Outie belly buttons run in their family! Stinkwads!" ...And so on. Yep.
    Iron Cleft #1: WHAAAAAAT?! How does he know Mom has an outie? That jerk! We're gonna blend you up into a smoothie, pal! And then we're gonna drink ya! Oh, and one more thing... Only smelly stinkwads call other people stinkwads! Understand, stinkwad?
    Iron Cleft #2: Simmer down there, Bro. You! Stinkwad! You're gonna regret opening your yap, pal! See these bods? Solid iron. See these spikes? Yeah, they penetrate any substance. So, basically, what I'm telling you is that whatever you try will be completely useless. Think that over in the very short time you have left with a functional brain.
  • SimAnt had a few, if you turned on dialogue. If memory serves, one of them was "your mother was a termite!"
  • In one of the party conversations in Dragon Age: Origins:
    Sten: Dwarf.
    Oghren: What?
    Sten: Stop tripping me.
    Oghren: Stop tripping yourself!
    Sten: If you were significant enough to notice, I wouldn't step on you.
    Oghren: Oh, well... your mother!
    Sten: ...That was disappointing. I expected better from you.
    Oghren: Sorry, I was in a rush.
  • In the Leliana's Song DLC, Tug and Sketch's sniping produces this gem when they're about to climb through a window:
    Sketch: Tight fit for Tug.
    Tug: Eh, that's what your mother said.
  • A non-humorous example from Batman: The Telltale Series: if Bruce confronts Oswald/The Penguin in the beginning of Episode 5 of the first season, he can distract him for Gordon by stating that his mother deserved to be sent to Arkham Asylum. Since Oswald's mother was forced there and driven insane by Bruce's father, this causes Oswald to fly completely off the handle.
  • Dragon Age II:
    • Some otherwise-unremarkable Kirkwall NPCs can be heard using "your mom" jokes, including an elf who's found a novel reaction to Fantastic Racism. "Elf this and elf that. I'll 'elf' your mother!"
    Human: Ever seen the women in the Rose show their full glory, elf?
    Elf: I don't know. Is your mother working?
    Other human: One up on you, I'll give him that.
    • In the "Mark of the Assassin" DLC, we get this exchange between an Upper-Class Twit and the real villain:
    Baron Arlange: This is your fault for inviting a stinking turnip in the first place! Your mother would be ashamed!
    Duke Prosper: Mmm-hmm-hmm. Says the man whose mother has slept with half of Val Chevin.
  • Runescape
    Brassica Prime: Surely the Marimban hosts may have finger-foods and alcohol, but this is clearly the tastiest team to be on.
    Marimbo: Yeah, if you like bland salads!
    Brassica Prime: Your mother is a bland salad!
    Marimbo: Your mother's face is a bland salad!
  • Typing "UR MOM" in Scribblenauts gives you a Zombie.
  • In Guilty Gear Xrd, Leo Whitfang has a G-rated version of this insult as one of his victory quotes, claiming that in his Personal Dictionary, one of the definitions of "inimitable" was "your mother's apple pie", the other being his skill.
  • Monkey Island:
    • In The Secret of Monkey Island, "So's your mother" is one of the options in Insult Swordfighting that won't win, although it only appears during the training scene with Captain Smirk.
    • Also in Secret, if you let the Fettucini Flying Brothers argue over who gets to go in the cannon:
    Alfredo: Your mother wears combat slippers!
    Bill: Leave our mother out of it! Get in the cannon!
    • In The Curse of Monkey Island, one of René Rottingham's rhyming swordfight insults is "Your mother wears a toupee!", to which Guybrush can respond, "Oh, that is so cliché", which is the same response to a pirate's "En garde! Touché!"
    • In Tales of Monkey Island, Guybrush gives us, "Your mama's so fat, it's probably a serious health risk for her. She might want to visit a physician about that."
  • In Shining Wisdom: "Your mama's so ugly she looks out the window and gets arrested for moonin'!"
  • One of the conversation choices in The Sims 3 (and also The Sims Social and The Sims Medieval) involves calling a Sim's mom a llama.
  • In Fable III during the "Gnomes Are Evil!" quest, Lionel the gnome interjects "Your mother!"
  • Vega Strike's Dialogue Tree has one of aliens' attempts to insult the (human) player going like this:
    Rlaan pilot: Your female ancestor was promiscuous! Wait... how is that not a compliment?
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3:
    • Deadpool yells "YO' MAMA!" at random when he executes his standard strong attack.
    • Ghost Rider's win quote against Doctor Doom is "Hell is exactly where your mother belongs. You'll follow her there soon enough."
  • In Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, Bentley has to goad Muggshot into a fight as part of a plan. The one thing that'll make him reconsider fighting a wheelchair-bound turtle? Making a nasty comment about his mother.
    Bentley: Your mother was a broken-down tub of junk with more gentlemen callers than the operator.
  • A few in Bulletstorm:
    Rell: Does everything you touch turn into shit?
    Grayson: Heh, your mom survived... barely.
    Rell: Guess that's how the old gal got her limp...
    • And
    Sarrano: (Upon seeing a group of monsters ahead run around a corner and flee) Hey, Grayson, your mom's giving mouthjobs around the corner!
  • Guild Wars 2 has a pair of Asura children trading Your Mom jokes:
    Asura 1: Your mama's IQ is so low, she thinks "elemental" is four letters in the middle of the alphabet.
    Asura 2: Your mama's IQ is so low, she thinks a golemancer is what you get when you ask a golemquestion.
  • Arfenhouse 3 has a boss named "YOMOMMA", who is actually Misteroo's mother. Housemaster laughs at the name.
  • Borderlands:
    Rhys: You wanna know what I was doing down there? Your mom.
    (long pause)
    Guard: ...My mom is dead.
  • One of the many possible insult types in Oh...Sir!! The Insult Simulator.
  • League of Legends has the "Brolaf" skin for the champion Olaf, which turns the Viking into a rowdy frat boy. He has this to say:
    Brolaf: I'm OP? Your mom is OP!
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind uses this as an NPC response to a failed Taunt:
    "No, I believe that was your mother."
  • Evil Heckler from Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft may throw one of these jokes when he enters the battlefield. Unsurprising, considering he has the Taunt ability.
    Evil Heckler: Your mother was a Murloc!
  • Raising the Flag on Mount Yo Momma is about the main character learning to successfully participate in this type of insult exchange.
  • Barfights in The Witcher are often accompanied by this gem, or some variation: “YER MAMMA SUCKS DWARF COCK!”
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth has an ability that is this, courtesy of Jimmy:
    Jimmy: There once was a maiden from Stonebury Hollow. She didn't talk much but boy did she swallow. I have a nice lance that she sat upon. The maiden from Stonebury who is also your mom.
  • South Park: The Fractured but Whole also contains one from Classi (with an 'I' and a little dick that hangs off the 'C' which fucks the shit out of the A-S-S) given to a gang of Italian mobsters.
    Classi: See, I told you the cops were chasing me.
    Gangster: And you led them here, you stupid bitch?
    Classi: Uh uh, who you calling a stupid bitch?! Do I look like your mama!
  • Randal's Monday: This trope is key to "win" a rap battle (which may be a Guide Dang It! moment if you're not familiar with it, because the involved dialogue option is so bland that players may initially avoid it, thinking it's just another No, You insult).
  • In God of War (PS4), Modi repeatedly, makes crude insults about Kratos' late wife and Atreus' mother Faye. Surprisingly, Kratos shrugs the insults off and tells his son that Modi is Not Worth Killing, but Atreus eventually can't take it and kills Modi.
  • Mortal Kombat X has a possible intro in a fight between Johnny Cage and Cassie Cage where Johnny ends by telling "Your mother wears army boots!". The joke, of course being that Cassie's mom IS a general in the Special Forces (and also his ex-wife).
    • And then there's this bit:
    Johnny Cage: Hey, 'Mac.
    Ermac: We will destroy you!
    Johnny Cage: "We"? Is your mother joining us?
  • In Pillars of Eternity, this is a favorite of Hiravias — he laughs when the player throws one at him, and even delivers one as a Shut Up, Hannibal! to the game's Big Bad,.

    Web Animation 
  • Dragon Ball Abridged:
    • When Freeza's Mooks discuss their terrible aim:
      Freeza Goon A: Damn, man, you couldn't hit the broad side of a space barn!
      Freeza Goon B: Yeah, well that's only because I'm too busy hitting the broad side of your mom!
    • Cui and Vegeta do this back and forth. Vegeta first does it to Cui, who responds that his species reproduces asexually ("Gross. Out of my way.") Cui then does it to Vegeta:
      Vegeta: My mother's dead.
      Cui: I know.
    • Freeza then chillingly reprises the above example during his fight with Vegeta:
      Freeza: Well, Vegeta, time to send you crying home to mommy.
      Vegeta: (in extreme pain) My... mother's... dead.
      Freeza: I know.
    • In Bardock, the Father of Goku:
      Bardock: We need to raise an army, and—
      Random Saiyan: Your mom's an army!
    • Cell manages to work one into his broadcast announcing the Cell Games:
      Cell: And much like Vegeta's mother, I will accept all comers.
      Vegeta: HOW DARE.note 
  • Played for Laughs in Sailor Moon Abridged:
    Serena: Come on, Amy, let's go stalk him!
    Amy: But I'm trying to study!
    Serena: So's your mom!
    Amy: Serena, that doesn't make any sense.
    Serena: Shut up!
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series:
    Yami: I said you were cute. It's a compliment! Geez!
    Yugi: (angrily) Your face is cute!
    Yami: Yup.
    • In Episode 47:
      Kaiba: Hey, uh, question. Are you just going to paraphrase old movies and TV shows at us, or are you actually going to do something?
      Noah: ...Your mother.
    • In Marik's Evil Council video #2:
      Rex: Hey, baby, huh huh... come to Raptor.
      Rebecca: Eww, you guys have cooties!
      Marik: Your mother has cooties!
      Teddy: Your mother plays card games in Hell!
      Marik: I know! That's because I killed her!
      Teddy: ...Oh.
    • In Episode 59:
      Kaiba: Well I activate this!
      Yami: And I activate your momma.
      Kaiba: Then I activate... What!?
      Yami: You heard me, Kaiba. Your momma. I activated her.
      Kaiba: Tcheh.
      Yami: Yes, you can stop searching, Kaiba. After all these years, it turns out I'm your daddy.
  • This exchange in Jo Jos Bizarre Adventure Abridged:
    Dio: Do you remember how many breads you've eaten in your life?
    Zeppeli: As a matter of fact, I do. It was enough to fuck your mother last night!
  • In Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, Alucard gives a particularly nice one to the SWAT team who bust into his room:
    Cops: Get on your knees!
    Alucard: I'm not your mother last night!
    (gets mulched by the guards, for what good it does them)
  • In Resident Evil 2 Abridged, William Birkin throws a "your mom" joke at the USS commandos holding him at gunpoint for his G-Virus. It goes about as well as you'd expect.
  • From Broken Saints:
    Palmer: "Do you like working for us, Mr. Matthews? Does the job satisfy you?"
    Raimi: (Inner Monologue) About as much as your mom did last night.
  • Bonus Stage uses Your Mom jokes way too often.
    Phil: My mom just called.
    Joel: Your mom just called.
    Phil: ...excellent comeback.
    Joel: I know.
    • In one episode, the two girl characters discuss "your dad" jokes and agree they will never catch on.
    • When Joel actually ends up going out with Phil's mom, Jessica, he discovers that "your mom" jokes don't make sense anymore:
      Joel: Your mom's a world. She's my world. I guess "your mom" insults pack less of a punch now.
  • In Code Ment, Lloyd does it to his new boss for no apparent reason:
    Princess Cornelia: Well, it ain't saying much, but Lloyd, you're our top researcher.
    Lloyd: Your mother is our top researcher.
    Cornelia: You do know that I am the new Princess in charge of this area right, right?
    Lloyd: Your mother is the new Princess in charge of my area.
    Cornelia: I don't know why, but I've got a strong feeling I'm going to hate you.
  • A YouTube channel appropriately named Yo Mama is dedicated to animating just about every "yo' mama" joke in existence. New videos are posted every Monday and Friday, and the host is a lovably obnoxious blonde Brock Samson Expy named Brody.
  • Ultra Fast Pony, from the episode "Pirate Shipping":
    Scootaloo: Why not get a thickshake?
    Sweetie Belle: If I wanted a thickshake I'd just go dancing with your mom.
  • One "your mom" exchange in GEOWeasel gets ridiculous:
    Weas: Nar, you're not supposed to say stuff like that.
    Nar: Your mom says stuff like that.
    Weas: Your mom is stuff like that!
    Nar: You're your own mom!
  • Yahtzee does this often in Zero Punctuation:
    • "Yes, it's short, but it's cheap and comes with lots of fun extras, not unlike your mum."
    • The zinger in the next video said, "Contrary to claims made in the previous video, I have not in actuality fucked your mum, because damn that shit is nasty, yo."
    • "By the way, it's okay to swear on the internet. Your mum isn't likely to read it. I know, because she's too busy being fucked. By me."
    • On why he doesn't drive: "I doubt I would find it easier to get around if I were six feet wide and constantly farting carbon monoxide. I don't know how your mum does it."
    • "Sexy and exciting people, like your mum..."
    • "Sandboxes are, by definition, looser than your mum on a jet engine."
  • Red vs. Blue:
    Tucker: Freelancers are independent, they're not red or blue. They're just guns for hire, who'll fight for whoever has the most money.
    Caboose: Like a mercenary.
    Tucker: Right. Or like your mom, when the rent's due.
    Caboose: ...Oh, that's funny.
    Tucker: Yeah, you didn't think that was too obvious?
    Caboose: No no, no no, that was— that was good.
    Gene: You suck! You're- bad at math!
    Cronut: You have table manners that leave much to be desired!
    Gene: You smell like maybe you forgot to wear deodorant today!
    Cronut: Your mother's lasagna is mediocre!
  • Homestar Runner: In the Strong Bad Email "other days", Strong Bad apparently attempted one in response to an annoying request from a Polish viewer, but it comes out as "Your mother is the speed limit" ("Twoja matka jest ograniczenie prędkości"). Oddly enough, this isn't a case of My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels but rather Lame Comeback — both the email and his response are typed in English and translated by a voiceover.
  • Arby 'n' the Chief:
    • Virtually half of Master Chief's dialogue consists of these:
      "You got -3 kills and 31 deaths!"
      "Your mom got -3 kills in bed last night!"
    • It's gotten to the point where the Arbiter can anticipate them:
      "Yeah, well I found something way moar better. Your m-"
      "My mom's pussy."
  • Sam & Mickey:
    • After the aforementioned Loophole Abuse in "Career Girl":
      Barbie: It's not feet. It a unit of measure.
      Ken: Your mom's a unit of measure.
      Barbie: That doesn't even make sense.
      Ken: Your mom doesn't even make sense!
    • Barbie does this to an adjacent driver at one point in "Road Rage", at 3:12 PM.
      Barbie: Your mother must've been a whore because you drive like an asshole!
      Driver: That doesn't even make sense!

    Web Comics 
  • In The Zombie Hunters, Sammie and Jenny share some Casual Danger Dialogue.
    Sammie: These guys could be, like, berserker zombies.
    Jenny: Heh. Berserker zombies on fire.
    Sammie: In bed.
    Jenny: With?
    Both: Your mom!
  • xkcd has a ton of them:
    • #366
      Boy: Well, your mom turns every conversation into a "your mom" joke and it's becoming unbearable.
      Girl: I'm serious; I can't take this anymore. I'm leaving.
      Boy: ...That's what she said!
      Girl: Yes. Yes, it is.
      [Alt Text]
      Girl: Seriously, it's your mom jokes or me.
      Boy: Then I, like so many men before me, must reluctantly choose your mom.
    • In #502, Beret Guy takes it unusually — Cueball suggests that a supermassive object beyond the edge of the visible universe is "your mom", only for Beret Guy to look to the sky with a telescope:
      Beret Guy: Pull harder, Mom. I miss you.
    • #639 depicts Stephen Douglas as resorting to this as a debate tactic after losing to Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 election.
    • #116 is an eloquent alliterative setup to a "your mom" joke.
    • #541 has one in the Alt Text:
      The IAU ban came after the "redefinition of 'planet' to include the IAU president's mom" incident.
    • #681 is an infographic demonstrating the gravity wells of various celestial objects — and your mom.
    • #526 explains the Metric system by demonstrating how heavy your mom would be in metric (223 kg with cheap jewelry and makeup, apparently).
    • #320 discusses a revolutionary new sleep cycle:
      "It means four extra hours daily. You can stay up until you're exhausted and then spend a full 9 hours asleep each night!"
      "But how much time can I spend doing your mom?"
      "You? I'm guessing three or four minutes, tops."
      "...Well played."
    • #89 just cuts to the chase:
      Black Hat Guy: You know what? I'm just gonna skip the rest of the buildup and say it: Yo mama's fat.
    • #176 is another poetic buildup to a "your mom" joke.
    • Legendary super-hacker Mrs. Roberts will deface the websites of people who tell "your mom" jokes to her equally legendary super-hacker daughter.
    • In #785, Black Hat guy participates in Open Mic Night and throws a "your mom" joke at a heckler.
    • #819's last comic has a very strange "your mom" joke that ends with your girlfriend wearing your mom's skin as a suit.
    • From the Alt Text of #563:
      "I love how Google handles dimensional analysis. Stats are ballpark and vary wildly by time of day and whether your mom is in town."
  • The Last Days Of FOXHOUND:
    • An entire comic demonstrates the Progression of Insults.
    • Ocelot and Liquid try to explain how "your mother's a whore" is the highest insult possible, and wonder why they couldn't just skip ahead to that.
    • Later, when Wolf and Ocelot realize they were flirting with each other, Wolf declares they must insult each other. Of course, given who Ocelot's mother is, she may want to take that back.
      Wolf: Your mozer's a whore.
      Ocelot: Thanks! Yours too.
    • Mantis then gets in on the action:
      Mantis: I hear the blond one is Solid Snake's brother.
      Ocelot: No kidding! Does he know that?
      Mantis: Let's see... (reads mind) Nope, doesn't have a clue.
      Ocelot: Are you sure? Try probing a bit deeper.
      Mantis: If I go any deeper I could cause serious damage.
      Ocelot: That's funny — I said the same thing to your mother last night.
      Mantis: (death glare)
      Ocelot: In bed
      Mantis: (throws potted plant at Ocelot)
  • Calamities of Nature presents yo mama jokes for physicists and astrophysicists.
  • In Girl Genius, a Jäger insults Boris Dolokhov in these terms:
    Ah — go kees an hoctopoos. Oh vait, hyu mama already deed! Heh.
  • Officer Tod throws around an absurd number of these during the final battle of Sluggy Freelance's "Phoenix Rising" story arc. An example:
    "I'VE GOT AN 'F-WORD' FOR YA! YOUR FFFFFFFFMOMMA!"
  • The Order of the Stick:
    • Roy tries to get the Oracle's attention while incorporeal with "yo mama" insults. The Oracle turns it around a few comics later, since he actually could hear them:
      Oracle: ...Who may have been a bit portly due to a glandular condition, but at least she didn't whore up the Afterlife when she died...
    • When Elan and Nale square off, Elan drops some insults to Nale's mother as a distraction. Nale's distracted more by the fact that she's Elan's mother too.
  • Shortpacked!:
  • In Jailhouse Blues (a former subcomic of Bob and George), Yo Momma Man reveals that he's programmed to reflexively respond to any insult with "Yo momma!"
  • Sinfest. Your Mom: I totally did her. Twice.
    The Devil: Yo mama so fat she always wins at see-saw. Yo mama so fat NASA upgraded her to planet status! Oh! Burn!
    Jesus: Verily I say unto thee: Thy mother is so gluttonous she doth bear the mark of Chef Boyardee upon her flesh. Oh, snappeth!
  • Kiel'ndia in Drowtales uses this against Chiri'nide as they fight [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=687] here] and here, and Chiri being Chiri, it works perfectly.
  • During the gubernatorial debate in Ansem Retort, Zexion used the "you're a towel" strategy against Cid. Aerith noted it was the rich man's "your mom" joke.
  • In Persona 3 FTW, this was Aigis's response to Akihiko as to why she, a robot, couldn't open a door.
  • Invoked in The Class Menagerie. Tony points out that Brad and Kevin don't like their mothers so they should come up with better insults for each other. They promptly start on "yo' roommate" insults. Tony is their roommate.
  • In this strip of the Dada Comic Witch's Brew, these jokes can become an unstoppable compulsion. (Your Mom is an unstoppable compulsion.) Oh, shut up. (Your Mom should shut up.)
  • Hark! A Vagrant:
  • In Pokémon X, May is being pestered by the NPCs of Dewford, who go on and on about "Invincible Legend" and how awesome it is. Eventually, she snaps and tells one of them that the real big thing is "your mother". The NPC takes her at her word, and when Brendan explores the town, he hears everyone talking about "your mother" and thinks they're the rudest group of people he's ever met. As the comic writer points out, this is actually possible in the games on which the comic is based.
  • Something*Positive:
    "Careful about bringing up his mom, PeeJee. He's had a deep-rooted hatred of women ever since he learned she secretly was one."
  • Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal:
    • This strip is a table of "You Mama Jokes, Indexed by Professional Employment.
    • Todd wins the insult war:
      "Your mama's so fat, here's a picture of her tied up in my basement!"
  • Played with in Enjuhneer here:
    "And she said it was an example of things to come."
    "Your mom is an example of things...to..."
  • This Fletcher Apts. strip:
    Becca: I hear a lot of talk, but I don't see a lot of action!
    Zoe: Your mother doesn't see a lot of action.
    Bob: Oh, come on now. Fighting is one thing, but mother jokes? Aren't we a little old for that?
    Zoe: Your mother's a little old for that.
  • In Captain SNES: The Game Masta, Amon gets enraged when Megaman uses "Your Momma" as an insult. Which is strange, because Amon is a physical incarnation, and doesn't actually have a mother.
  • Homestuck:
    • When discussing briefing the President on a disaster:
      TG: like mr president theres a meteor coming sir. oh yeah, how big is it? its the size of texas sir
      TG: OH SHIT
      TG: or, how big is it? its the size of new york city sir
      TG: OH SHIT
      TG: sir im afraid the comet is the size of your moms dick
      TG: OH SNAP
    • In another conversation, Dave anticipates the "face" variant:
      TG: how does that even work
      TG: how do you use a computer and know whats going on it doesnt make sense
      TG: my face doesnt make sense
      GC: D4V3 YOUR *F4C3* DO3SNT M4K3 ......
      GC: D4MM1T
    • In a later conversation, the trope is defied:
      Dave: ill be the ambassador to your mom.
      Dave: and no that wasnt actually meant as the sick burn it sounded like
  • 8-Bit Theater gives us a roundabout example:
    Black Mage: Let me just stop you right there before I am honor bound to cut your face like an elven whore.
    Thief: Hold on. Elven whore? Do I even have to tell you why that's so offensive to me?
    Black Mage: Look, if your mother had made dresses, I would have called her a tailor instead.
  • In Adventurers!, two adventurers are running from a monster and one yells at the other, "Did you have to call his mother a random encounter?"
  • mezzacotta has a couple of rather Mind Screw-y examples, using the phrase in what seems almost like Word-Salad Humor.
  • In Between Failures, one of the three thieves explains the subjectivity of beauty.
  • Played with in Girls with Slingshots: Hazel asks Jamie who will arrange the upcoming party. When Jamie truthfully responds "Your mom!" Hazel gets it wrong and irritably retorts "Your mom!" (The joke is recycled from here.)
  • Penny Arcade: When Tycho comments on Gabe's playing style:
    Tycho: I feel like there's a disconnect between the shit talking and, you know... Armello's general aesthetic.
    Gabe: Oh yeah? I feel like there's a disconnect between your mom and my dick. ...Hmm. That one needed a little more time in the oven.
  • In Sabrina Online, Zig Zag goes so far as to actually sleep with an internet troll's mother.
  • One of Dark Star's many titles in L's Empire is "He who calls your mother a fat cow and gets away with it".
  • One of the backer rewards in the Skin Horse Volume 3 physical book Kickstarter was to ask the characters three questions, which would be answered by exclusive marginalia in that backer's copy of the book. Among the ones shown on the website was Nick being asked about a good Valentine's Day movie and replying "Aliens, 'cuz it gets your mom in the mood. I guess she likes that stuff." (Dr. Lee then revealed it was actually Ladyhawke.)
  • In this Doodle for Food comic, a game show contestant answers the question "What is the largest mammal on Earth?" with "Is it your mom?" Lucky for her, the game show host is a blue whale, so that's the correct answer.
  • In a montage of partying physicists in Questionable Content, we see a drunken argument where one astrophysicist tells another he couldn't read the spectra from galaxy NGC 1041 if it was tattooed on his retinas, and gets the reply "Oh, yeah? Well, I read your mom's spectra last night!"

    Web Original 
  • In The Guild, the cliffhanger for one season 3 episode is a member of the Axis of Anarchy telling Blaze "I just banged your mom".
  • Kickassia:
    • Covered early, when The Nostalgia Critic calls The Cinema Snob:
      Nostalgia Critic: Any chance you have Sean's number?
      Cinema Snob: Your mom has Sean's number.
      Nostalgia Critic: Shut up.
    • Played for Laughs in one of the bloopers, when Doug forgot his line:
      Chris: Mr. Critic, what are your plans now for this new glorious nation?
      Doug: ... I'm doing your mother.
  • "Previously on Todd in the Shadows... your mom! Hah. Also, on my show, this happened."
  • In the Commentary! The Musical song, Ninja Ropes:
    Neil and Nathan: We did not get along
    Nathan: I thought Neil was given far too many songs
    Neil and Nathan: Both threw insults at each other
    Neil: Told you how I f#!ked your mother...
  • Two Best Friends Play has several:
    Matt: Oh great, caves. I love caves.
    Pat: Don't you like dark, moist places?
    Matt: I like your mom's dark moist place.
    Pat: How about I kill you?
    Matt: How about no?
    • From the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood episode:
      (Pat is poisoned and killed)
      Pat: Aw, fuck!
      Matt: Ahaha! Yeah, you're a real combat specialist!
      Pat: Your mom is a fucking combat specialist.
      Matt: What?
      Pat: With my dick.
  • From the intro of The Runaway Guys Let's Play of Horror Land (now animated!):
    Jon: Imagine the horrors that await you when you go to Horror Land! That's why we're all wearing pointy hats, truly...
    Chugga: To defend ourselves from Jon's mother!
    Jon: What?! Am I gonna have to punch you out? Momma said knock you out 'cuz you've called her a whore!
    Chugga: I didn't say that!
    Jon: I'm pretty sure you just did.
    Chugga: No, I just said she was scary! And... considering how much of a jerk you are, the person who created you...
    Jon: Okay, I'm gonna throw you out of a fucking window right now.
  • Left 4 Farts has the gang jokingly exchanging Your Mom insults on a building's roof while Francis is dangling over the edge of said roof. Zoe finally comes up with this gem:
    Yo' mama, is like a brick: she's dirty, she's flat on both sides, AND she always gets laid by Mexicans!
  • In one Protectors of the Plot Continuum mission into a Malapropism-riddled Pirates of the Caribbean fic, some unfortunate phrasing creates "gems with insulting lines". When the Agents are hocking them afterwards, one of the gems tells the pawnbroker, "Your mother is a Jabberwocky!"
  • Game Grumps:
  • In Video Games Awesome!'s playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Fraser encounters that one mopey NPC on the steps on Windfall Island:
    NPC: I want you to take a pictograph of the first perfectly round, pale thing you can think of and show it to me.
    Fraser: OK, where's your mom?
  • Smosh: Food Battle 2008 had a scene where, when they picked a random item from the catalognote , Anthony suddenly says "How about we do... your mom!". Ian then states that "your mom" jokes are banned in Food Battle 2008, to which Anthony replies by pointing out that there's a picture of Ian's mother in the catalog.
  • Matthew Santoro made a video called Yo Mama, where he shares many "Yo Mama" jokes, such as, "Yo mamma's so ugly, she made blind kids cry!".
  • Rhett & Link made a subversion: a Yo Mama rap battle (of compliments).
    Rhett: Yo Mama is so pleasant that instead of sweating her body emits a continuous gentle breeze!
    Link: Yo mama's so precious, that Gollum was all like "What ring?" (Gollum!)
  • Jacksfilms:
    • Jacksfilms once asked his fans for their best "yo' mama" jokes as an episode of yiay. Some of them were subversions. These occasionally crop up in other yiays as well.
    • One sketch in Your Grammar Sucks involves trading poorly written yo mama jokes.
  • Clickhole gives us "I Put On A Fat Suit To Understand What It’s Like To Be Your Mom", a cascade of these strung together in the style of a clickbait article written with Condescending Compassion.
    I wanted to feel the way your mom feels when she steps on a scale and it says “To be continued.” I wanted to experience the same embarrassment she experiences when measuring her waistline with an odometer, or having to rent a U-Haul in order to get carryout.

    Western Animation 
  • In the Space Ghost Coast to Coast episode "Batmantis", Space Ghost discovers that Moltar has been kidnapped by a villain calling herself "Your Mother".
    Space Ghost: Not my mom, someone else's mom. Someone's sick and deranged mom!
  • Robot Chicken:
    • A Star Wars skit shows the battle between Palpatine and Luke Skywalker as essentially a game of The Dozens with Star Wars-themed Yo Momma insults.
      Luke: Your overconfidence is your weakness.
      Palpatine: Your faith in your friends is yours!
      Luke: (mumbling) Heh, faith in yo' mama...
      Palpatine: What was that?
      Luke: I said, yo mama so fat, Jabba the Hut said, "DAAAAAAYUM!"
      Palpatine: Well, your mother's so ugly, she put the "Ug" in "Ugnaught"!
      Vader: ("Hood" accent) OH, "YO MAMA" FIGHT!
      (cue Stormtrooper audience, chalkboard, Emcee Vader, and hip-hop version of the Imperial March)
    • Rom the Spaceknight vs. Jim the Guy with a Giant Magnet:
      Rom: You suck.
      Jim: That's what your mom said.
      Rom: She did not, my mom was a saint.
    • A man who amuses himself with a pull-and-say children's toy:
      The cow says "MOOOOOO".
      (chuckles and pulls again)
      Your mom says "Wabglwgaw" because my cock's in her mouth.
  • South Park made an entire episode of Yo Momma (and Penn State) jokes in "The Poor Kid", thanks to the resident irreverent potty-mouth Cartman:
    Principal: You did a 20-minute song and dance number, with 47 "yo mama's so poor" jokes, followed by a finale with fireworks.
  • In Beavis And Butthead, Butt-head was relentless with this trope, always in Beavis' direction. He's found a multitude of ways to remind Beavis how skanky his mom is, and Beavis, being dumb as a stump, would often miss the point entirely.
    Butt-head: Boy, I tell ya, Beavis, you're a stupid son of a bitch. Uh huh huh huh. And your mother's a whore. Uh huh huh huh.
    Beavis: My mom's a slut, she doesn't charge for it, bunghole, and I'm not stupid! Heh heh.
  • The Simpsons:
    • Kent Brockman with Michael Moore:
      Moore: A lack of arts makes these kids 90% more likely to become depressed and appear in one of my films.
      Brockman: Where did you get that statistic?
      Moore: Your mother!
    • Lisa tricks Bart into going outside in his pajamas:
      Jimbo: (mockingly) Nice PJs, Simpson! Did your mommy buy 'em for ya?
      Bart: Of course she did. Who else would have?
      (Beat)
      Jimbo: All right, Simpson. You win this round.
    • Groundskeeper Willie accidentally pulls one on himself while misreading Bart's lips. "What did you say about me mother?! For your information, her feet stink because she works in manure all day! But it's still the best damn Starbucks in Glasgow!" He apparently reads the same thing from a goat later in the episode.
    • In "Marge in Chains", Marge gets sent to jail and Nelson tries mocking Bart over it:
      Nelson: Haw haw, your mom's a jailbird!
      Bart: So's yours.
      Nelson: Oh yeah. Let's go play.
  • King of the Hill:
    Hank: Your mother is so ugly, uh, it affects her self-esteem.
  • Family Guy:
    • Brian instructs Stewie on how to do it:
      Joe: That's not very nice, Brian.
      Stewie: (ordering Brian) "Neither is your mother's ass."
      Brian: (to Joe) Neither is your mother's ass.
      Joe: Well, I'll give you that one.
    • A gag about a hypothetical Blaxploitation film about Jesus:
    Black Jesus: I just rode into town on an ass. (close up to his face) YO' MAMA'S ASS!
    Female chorus: BLACK! JESUS!
  • The Secret Saturdays:
    Doyle: Your mom has bad science.
  • Jackie Chan Adventures:
    Man: I'm telling ya I'm innocent!
    Chow: Yeah, yeah. Save the drama for your mama.
  • Futurama:
    • In "Hell is Other Robots," after Rev. Preacherbot chews out a stoned Bender:
      Fry: Who was that guy?
      Bender: Your mama! Now shut up and drag me to work!
    • From "Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch":
      Bender: What's this big, ugly thing? A frog? A toad? Or your mama!
    • In "Obsoletely Fabulous", Bender escapes the modern world and lives on an island with outdated robots. One of them can only talk by inserting cartridges of prerecorded answers:
      Bender: A working cartridge unit? Wow, you guys went obsolete years ago.
      (cartridge unit rummages through his bag of cartridges, picks out one titled "Snappy Response", and inserts it)
      Cartridge unit: Your mother.
    • This exchange from "Time Keeps on Slipping":
      Leela: I don't know how you did it, Fry, but once again you screwed up. Now all the planets are gonna be cracking wise about our mommas.
      Hermes: I'm just glad my fat, ugly mama isn't alive to see this.
      Professor Farnsworth: Enough about your promiscuous mother, Hermes. We've got bigger problems.
    • Fry inadvertently does it when Zoidberg gives him a physical. Zoidberg asks Fry to open his mouth and say some unintelligible alien phrase. Fry botches it.
      Zoidberg: What? My mother was a saint! Get out!
  • Celebrity Deathmatch, from the fight between Michael Jordan and Dennis Rodman:
    Jordan: You're looking a little tired tonight, Rodman.
    Rodman: That's cause yo momma kept me up all night!
    Jordan: Impossible, my mother only likes men.
  • In one episode of Ren and Stimpy, the twosome try to break into a prison, and after Ren had a tirade against the warden, he pops from atop the wall, shakes his fist angrily, and declares: "Yer momma!" in a completely deadpan way.
  • In the Hulk episode of Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes, the Thing tries to get Bruce Banner angry by saying "Yer momma's so ugly..." before Bruce tells him that won't work. But when he does change, he goes after Ben for it.
  • The same gag is used in Wolverine Vs The Hulk, with Logan saying "Yer momma wore army boots!"
    Hulk: And Hulk's mother wore sensible shoes!
  • Occurs in Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo. Robin attempts to grab the attention of a giant, reptilian monster, exclaiming, "Your mother was a salamander!" And it works.
  • Looney Tunes:
    • Used in the short "Bewitched Bunny", when Bugs Bunny alerts Hansel and Gretel to the fact the nice old lady feeding them sweets is a witch (Witch Hazel) who plans on eating them for dinner. They run off, but not before delivering this remark:
      Hansel and Gretel: Ah, your mother rides a vacuum cleaner!
    • In "Bunker Hill Bunny", Yosemite Sam, playing a Hessian in this Revolutionary War-themed cartoon, calls out to Bugs that he intends to destroy him. Bugs shouts back, "Ah, your brother blows bubble gum!", which infuriates Sam.
    • In the 1949 cartoon "Paying the Piper", Porky Pig (as the Pied Piper) is frequently insulted in this manner by a cat who's furious that all the rats have been removed from town:
      Cat: Ah, your sister smokes corn silk!
      Porky: My sister doesn't smoke corn silk, she works in a butcher shop and smokes hams!
      ...
      Cat: Ah, your brother eats jelly beans!
      Porky: Gee, I wonder how he knows so much about my family?
  • Megas XLR: Coop faces down the Monster of the Week, Grrkek "The Planet Killer":
    Grrkek: I feel good enough to kill a thousand planets! Guess where I'm going to start?
    Coop: Uh, I dunno, your mom's house?!
  • Backfires in Baby Huey:
    Bully: Your mother wears army boots!
    Huey: Uhh, yes!
  • In Sealab 2021, Quinn uses the "That's what your Momma said" variant on Capt. Shanks in "Let 'Em Eat Corn". When Shanks points out how unoriginal an insult it is, Quinn produces a tape recorder and video evidence; much to Shanks' infuriation, it turns out his Momma really did say that!
  • In SpongeBob SquarePants, SpongeBob once gets a prank phone call and asks who is calling: "Joe Mama? Well, listen, Joe..."
  • American Dad!:
    • In "Great Space Roaster", Roger forces the members of the family to insult each other. Steve tells this to Francine:
      Steve: Mom, you are not smart. I don't tell "yo' mama's so dumb" jokes. I tell "my mama's so dumb" jokes.
    • Bullock is giving a speech at the start of an episode:
      (someone throws a wad of paper)
      Bullock: Who threw that?!
      Random agent: Your mother's ass!
    • Steve and Akiko are facing each other in a spelling bee. Francine had held Akiko hostage so she wouldn't be able to compete and also to make Steve think she didn't like him:
      Akiko: Steve, I can explain. Your mother—
      Steve: No, your mother!
      Akiko: But—
      Steve: Your mother!
    • Stan often taunts Steve by telling him that he had sex with the boy's mom the previous night. Stan and Francine are Steve's biological parents and happen to be Happily Married, meaning that the taunts are likely to be literally true in many cases. It's unclear if this makes them less effective, or even more effective than the standard "your mom" joke.
      Steve: Ah! You got it in my eye! (sigh) I know, I know, "that's what Mom said last night."
      Stan: That's right! When I was doing her!
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force:
    • At the end of the episode "The Dressing", Carl answers his doorbell, eating a turkey drumstick, to find himself being threatened by an army of robot turkeys armed with laser socks. When one of the turkeys asks what he thinks he's eating, Carl replies "Your mother!" before getting blown up.
    • Also, at the start of another episode, Dr. Weird tries to convince his assistant Steve to chop off his head, in the hopes that the High-Pressure Blood will propel his corpse "all the way to Phoenix!"
      Steve: Uh, what's in Phoenix?
      Dr. Weird: Why, it's your momma, Steve! Get the axe!
    • In "Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future", the Ghost tells Carl and the Aqua Teens a rambling story about how Santa Claus originated as a paleolithic ape-man who enslaved alien elves to make toys for early hominid children. When he gets to the part about the elves trying to unionize, Frylock has completely lost the thread of the plot:
      Frylock: Wait, who unionized?
      Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future: Wouldn't you like to know? Probably your momma!
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy:
    • An episode where Principal Goodvibes becomes a trash-talking rap star thanks to the power of Grim's scythe. He's only defeated when he's bested in a game of "the dozens" by Irwin's grandmother.
    • Parodied in "Chickenball Z":
      Sperg: You got something to say to me, squirt?
      Mandy: Your mother has a job and is a respected member of the community.
      Sperg: No one talks about my mother that way!
  • Regular Show:
    • In "Prank Callers", Mordecai and Rigby prank Pops by asking him to stay on hold for a call from Joe Mama. Of course, this being Pops, he actually stays on hold.
    • Invoked in another episode where Mordecai confronts Muscle Man over the latter's Catch-Phrase "You know who else _____? My mom!" He tells Muscle Man that for the joke to work it should be "your mom", then gives three "your mom" jokes as examples. Muscle Man isn't amused. Actually he didn't care and was just messing with them.
  • In the DuckTales episode "The Robot Robbers" (based on a Carl Barks story), Scrooge had Launchpad McQuack flying a helicopter with a banner reading "MA BEAGLE HAS FLEAS!" in order to lead the Beagle Boy-controlled robots into the town reservoir.
  • In Pinky and the Brain, one of Brain's plans to Take Over the World required Pinky to make him angry in order to transform into a Hyde version of himself. Unfortunately, Pinky had a hard time deliberately making Brain mad:
    Pinky: Your mother, she's, uh, older than you!
  • Home Movies: Jason and Melissa want Brendon to know his mom is becoming a nuisance trying to work her way into the movie they're making — they confront him with "Your mother." He goes "Whoa!...is that like 'Yo mama'?"
  • From Gravity Falls:
    Nate: Good job throwing the kid off the fence, genius!
    Lee: Your mom's a genius.
  • Adventure Time:
    • Marceline's dad, the Lord of Evil, goes topside in and comes across the marauders. He then proceeds to suck out all their souls as promised.
      Marceline's dad: What wears a dark suit, is completely evil, and is about to suck out all your souls?
      Marauder: Yo' mama!
      Marceline's dad: ... That's right. I'm your mama.
    • In "Hug Wolf", Finn gets bitten by the eponymous wolf. He's been trying to control the transformation, but the "hug lust" takes over his mind. Jake has him tied up and is trying to calm him down:
      Jake: Finn, say something to reassure me!
      Finn: (growling) I'll hug your mom!
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) has this exchange from "The Way of Invisibility":
    Hun: (examining Raph's sai) This is some nice steel. How about telling me who gave them to you?
    Raph: Yo' momma.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012): The episode "Metalhead" has this exchange between Donatello and a Kraang:
    Donatello: Hey, Kraang! The one who is called your mother wears the boots that are made for combat!
    Metalhead Kraang: The comment that is made by you shows ignorance of Kraang. The ones known by you as mother—
    Donatello: Just come get me!
  • Stōked: Bummer understands seagull language and says one insulted his mother.
  • Rick and Morty: Averted in Rick Potion #9, with "Your mom was my Jessica, and that's not an urban diss."
  • Occurs in The New Scooby-Doo Movies, of all places, in "The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair", the first of the two episodes to guest-star Batman and Robin. When Daphne asks the Joker if he knows Mrs. Baker, the Clown Prince of Crime replies that he knows Mrs. Baker and that she is "that creature's mother" (referring to Scooby).
  • In American Dragon: Jake Long, insulting a mountain troll's mother is a bad idea as Trixie and Spud found out the hard way.
  • Kaeloo: One episode had Mr. Cat try to make Kaeloo angry so that she could Hulk Out and fight a bunch of zombies, so he read out an insult from a book:
    Mr. Cat: Your mom is so ugly, she'd flip out a zombie!
  • In the Garbage Pail Kids Cartoon movie parody segment Savage Stuart the Garbage Pail Barbarian, one of Savage Stuart's attempts at making Galloping Glen mad is by asking him if it is true his mother wears army horseshoes, a play on the classic "your mother wears army boots" insult.
  • Occurs in Mike Tyson Mysteries when the gang encounters a Soul-Saving Crusader:
    Christian Youth: Uh, unfortunately, you won't be joining us in the kingdom of Heaven because you're gay. You'll be going to Hell.
    Marquess: Okay, well I'll be sure to say hi to your mom when I get there, fuck-face.
  • Mighty Mouse (from the Bakshi series) challenges Bat-Bat in "Bat With A Golden Tongue" to go five seconds without telling a joke. He can't.
    Bat-Bat: My mother-in-law's so fat she has her own zip code!!!
  • In the ''Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi episode "Trouble with Mimes", Ami irately says "That's not a nice thing to say about my mom" in response to Yumi's attempt at miming to reply to being told that it is forbidden for mimes to speak.

    Real Life 
  • The world’s many languages and dialects vary wildly in what each considers profane and/or insulting, but crude references to somebody’s mother are something almost all of them have in common. “Fuck your mom,” or some variation thereof (like a western dialect of Chinese which uses the imaginative one that literally translates as “Your mother is a diseased whore who fucks pigs!”), is considered among the very gravest of insults in most of the world’s cultures.
  • A common version of the joke is "Your mother wears Army boots!" It's often shouted without people knowing exactly where the joke comes from. People probably believe nowadays that it's a dig at the subject's mother's femininity (in a sort of inversion of Real Women Don't Wear Dresses), or perhaps implying that she's a Butch Lesbian. But it actually derives from the implication that she must have gotten the boots in a barter exchange after having sex with a soldier — something that might have happened to poor women in war zones. Nowadays, a woman who wears army boots is more likely to actually be in the army, so the joke falls flat.
  • A United States Senator got in on the action once, albeit in a relevant way:
    Jon Kyl (R-AZ): I don't need maternity care. So requiring that on my insurance policy is something that I don't need and will make the policy more expensive.
    Debbie Stabenow (D-MI): I think your mom probably did.
  • Cricket has large amounts of the the most elegant and expert trash talk you'll ever see, so "your mom" jokes tend to backfire spectacularly, unless they're perfectly set up (much like a poorly bowled ball). Consider this exchange:
    Rodney Marsh: How's your wife and my kids?
    Ian Botham: The wife's fine, but the kids are retarded.
    • And compare to this exchange:
      Glenn McGrath: Why are you so fat?
      Eddo Brandes: Because every time I fuck your wife, she gives me a biscuit.
  • In the late Roman Republic, Cicero was known for his wit, but he was also a novus homo (new man), so many people didn't respect him. When a man named Metellus repeatedly asked him "Who's your father, Cicero?" he replied, "For you, your mother has made the question difficult to answer."
  • Christopher Sabat, Funimation voice actor known for yelling the memetic "Over 9000" line, has apparently encountered a T-shirt reading, "Your Mom is Over 9000."
  • Hideki Kamiya loves to reply to stupid Twitter questions with "Ask your mom."
  • The final of the 2006 FIFA World Cup was famously punctuated by French footballer Zinedine Zidane headbutting Italian footballer Marco Materazzi (and getting ejected for it). Consensus is that Materazzi said something to provoke Zidane, probably along these lines. Materazzi denied insulting Zidane's mother, but was mum about Zidane's sister.

Your mom's a trope!

Alternative Title(s): Yo Momma, Your Mum, Your Mam, Your Mother

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