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Your Mom
aka: Yo Momma
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. These insults come in a variety of forms:

  • The versatile "Yo' momma's an X!" (In the UK, substitute "yo' momma" with "yer mum", "yer maw" in Scotland, "your ma" in Ireland, and "ya mum!" in Australia).
  • The closely related "So's your mom!"
  • Old knock-knock joke:
    "Knock knock."
    "Who's there?"
    "Joe."
    "Joe who?"
    "JOE MAMA!"
  • Often used when playing The Dozens. The classic example begins "Yo' momma so fat, [insert fat joke here]."
  • "Your mother wears army boots!" The implication is that she must have got them by bartering sex with a soldier for clothes. This particular one, referring to women in poor villages who would put out in such a fashion, has become a Dead Horse Trope. Especially since a woman who wears army boots these days is much more likely to be in the army.
  • A Spear Counterpart is the classic "So's your old man!", which was popular in the early twentieth century but has fallen out of use nowadays.
  • For characters in the correct age demographic, substitute "Your wife."
  • If one feels the need to elaborate, there's this version from the '80s: "Your mom. Your dad. Your bald-headed grandma."
  • For variation, "So was your dad when he was making you!"
  • In Japan, belly buttons are considered an intimate body part. As a result, you'll often see someone insulting another by telling them, "Your mother has an outie!"

As always, The Other Wiki gives much detail in the traditional deadpan presentation.

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).

Be warned that seriously directing insults at someone's mother is generally not a good move, because Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas. Or if the character really does turn out to be the Son of a Whore then it might provoke more of a reaction than you were hoping for.

When someone actually follows through on the insinuation, see I Banged Your Mom. Compare I Will Show You X, Lame Comeback, No, You, That's What She Said.

These are the examples your mom gave us last night:

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    Advertising 
  • The Nerdcore bumper on G4TV starring YTCracker, in which he states, "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.

    Anime & Manga 
  • Dragon Ball Z: Goku, when attempting to get Uub (who was suffering from a massive dose of ring fright before his match with Goku) to fight by making him mad by insulting his family, says "Hey, yo mamma's so fat, cows moo at her!"
    • The Japanese version has Gohan shout this at Nappa, similar to the Paper Mario example below (complete with the "How did he know about Mom's outie?" response).
  • Canaan does this with Mino and Santana's mud-slinging match in the 5th episode, which eventually devolves into this sort of thing.
  • Parodied, like most things, in an episode of 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!"

    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 being pushed just too far by Spidey, 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 (although in Hebrew it only makes people bite their own tongues off, as Deadpool learnt 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 on it, claiming Deadpool was bluffing about the "Yo Mommageddon". Deadpool whispers HALF of the joke in the kid's ear, and he immediately starts crying.
    • In case anyone's wondering what the blacked-out joke was: "Yo Mama's so old she gave Dracula a reach around."
  • In Ultimate Spider-Man, Spidey is fighting crime in a half-completed, bargain-basement version of his normal costume (the original was destroyed, and he didn't have a handy replacement.) He breaks up a mugging, and one of the crooks asked where his real uniform was. Spidey retorts, "Your mom's washing it for me." While beating them up, he admits that jokes like that are usually beneath him, but he's not exactly on his A-game.
  • 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!
  • In 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!
    • High School Flashback - The evil Benvi Tech boys kidnaps Kim P.
    Scott goes to rescue her. Final Boss is 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!
  • The "Your mother wears army boots!" happened once in Beetle Bailey where Beetle get's fed up with Sarge and tells him this. Sarge's response implies however 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."

    Fan Works 
  • In An Entry With A Bang!, the Clan Mechwarrior Brox takes a strong liking to mama jokes.
  • This Neverwinter Nights 2 fanfiction where Bishop insists that "Nobody can challenge "Your mom"" as a comeback and that it will catch on.
  • In this Cars/Transformers fanfic, during a battle at the Dinoco 400, Ramone is heard yelling at Starscream that "Your mother was a Cessna!".
  • This little gem gives us Spock's version of a maternal insult.
  • Manchester Lost has Adam use this twice. Both times against entities without mothers.
  • In My Little Mages: The Nightmares 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.
  • There's a Glee fanfic in which Puck, in accordance with his canon persona, tries 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 does 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?

    Film 
  • Johnny Mnemonic
    The Priest: Who's "Jones"?
    Spider: He's that guy who fucks your mother.
  • Star Trek: Don't go there with Spock.
  • Napoleon Dynamite provides the page quote. It's an even pettier example than usual because Deb wasn't even talking to Kip, who was in a different room and had never met her.
  • Short Circuit: "Hey, Laser Lips! Your momma was a snowblower!" (makes a Bronx cheer sound)
    • From the sequel:
    Ben: (reading romantic lines from a prompt that he doesn't know has been disrupted by a cat) What I really want to tell you is...tu mama hace el amor con mi perro.
    Sandy: Wait, I know a little Spanish. My mother... sleeps... with your dog?
  • Bebe's Kids features a Dozens fight between Robin and Dorthea.
  • The Exorcist has a particularly infamous example.
    • Parodied by Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: "Your mother plays card games in hell!"
    • And the possessed Super Mario Bros. 3 cartridge to The Angry Video Game Nerd: "Your mother sucks cocks in hell!"
    • And in the French and Saunders sketch-
      Dawn: Your mother sucks jelly babies in hell!
      Jennifer: No she does not!
      Dawn: All right... Your mother's a Biology teacher in Cheshire!
    • And by Ozzy Osbourne in a backmasked message in his song "Bloodbath in Hell," where he says "Your mother sells whelks in Hull." This is also a Take That against a lawsuit he had received for an Urban Legend of Zelda regarding an allegedly backmasked message in his album Blizzard of Ozz.
  • Used to great extent in The Monster Squad.
  • 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.
  • From Ghostbusters, when Walter Peck tries to have the 'Busters 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")
  • 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? (Batter Pops Up) Uh-oh, that's it, I don't think this one's got the distance.
    • Earlier in the film, another player was similarly trashtalking Taylor.
    "How's your wife and my kids?"
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail: "Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!"
    • Spamalot, the musical, also includes "You English all are bugger folk, your mothers all are rugger folk, your army is a bloody joke, you couldn't beat an artichoke!"
  • 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!")
  • 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?"
  • Baseketball example, with "Squeak" reading 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.
    British guy: You and whose army?
    Ice Cube: Yo' mommas.
  • And another one 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.
  • A funny one from The Terminator (quote from the 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 had 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.
  • Enders 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.
  • "Your mom is a tracer!"
  • 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 one of the funniest moments in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), this is basically Leo's answer when Raph asks who put him in charge.

    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.
  • Wild Bill Wharton in The Green Mile 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 thinkin' of.
  • In Stephen King's novella, The Body, there are several Your Mom insults, such as "Your mother blows dead rats!" Also, 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)
    • Note that earlier, when one boy says something critical about his friend's father, this is considered a serious breach of etiquette, whereas taunts about mothers are understood to be kidding.
  • Happens in Thomas Pynchon's Against The Day when 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 uses it against Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, after Malfoy insults Ron's mother. "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?"
    • He also pulls one on Seamus after Seamus calls Harry a lying liar who tells lying lies that lie.
    • 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.
  • This is the insult that sparks the whole plotline in Scaramouche.
  • Your mother is a tortoise is made into a running gag in Much Fall of Blood.
  • In The Bible, Pharisees occasionally used this to mock Jesus, accusing Him of being a bastard (obviously they wouldn't be mocking if they believed He really was born of a virgin).
    • Earlier, in the Old Testament, Deborah and Barak sing a song that is covered in all of Judges 5. Towards the end, they rib on Sisera's mother a little bit.
  • A minor character by the name of Corliss Penny in A Song of Ice and Fire is taunted with "What sort of name is Penny, anyway? Is that how much your mother charged?"

    Live Action TV 
  • A Celebrity Deathmatch between Michael Jordan and Dennis Rodman starts like this:
    "You're lookin' a little slow tonight, Dennis."
    "That's cuz your momma kept me up all night!"
  • In one episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, Kirk has to try snapping 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 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, by unwisely insulting a group of Nausicans. His recounting of the events included one of these directed at the most fearsome of his opponents—though, Picard being Picard, it's couched in the classiest terms possible:
    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...
    • One of the most offensive Klingon insults is "Hab SoSlI' Quch!", which translates to "Your mother has a smooth forehead!"
    • 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!
    • In the EU, the full rule is "Never make fun of a Ferengi's mother - insult something he cares about instead." That said, Quark does care about his mother more than most Ferengi.
    • Star Trek: Enterprise pulled this in the Mirror Universe episode. During an interrogation of a Tholian, Hoshi interprets one of his defiant remarks as "something about your maternal ancestor".
  • House has a (deliberately) cringe inducing moment when Chase attempted a Yo mamma joke. It was horrific.
    • Youtubage! (Probably not brain safe. Horrific is right.)
    • Used subtly (well, as subtle as a your mom joke can be used) in later episode.
    Foreman:How many of those have you had today?
    House: I don't know. Is "your mother" a number?
  • MTV had an entire show based around this trope, appropriately titled Yo Momma and hosted by Wilmer Valderrama (yes, THAT Wilmer Valderrama).
    • In years before that, they would include ad bumpers of New Yorkers trash-talking each other in various settings (usually at one of NYC's famous public basketball courts).
  • 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.
  • 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 has been 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.
  • In Supernatural's 6.07 "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 got a great one during an advert for School Of Comedy.
    Kid: Slaphead!
    Peter Dickson: Yeah? Well, your mum didn't seem to mind!
  • Thirty 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!"
    • Followed by Jack's rather surprising one when he asks Lemon to go to a fancy royal birthday celebration with him.
    Liz Lemon: Okay I'll do it, but I won't like it.
    Jack Donaghy: 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.
    Sean Connery: Moo.
    Trebek: That is incorrect.
    Sean Connery: Well that's the sound your mother made last night!
    Trebek: ...We would have accepted "bow wow" or "ruff".
    Sean Connery: Ah, rough! Just the way your mother likes it, Trebek!
    • or:
    Sean Connery: It's been a long time Trebek.
    Trebek: Not long enough.
    Sean 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.
    Sean Connery: That's what your mother said last night!
    • Also played with in the "Mother joke of the day" on the Talk Show parody I'm Chillin.
    • Jeopardy itself 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.
    "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)
    • Bud and Kelly will often insult each other with barbs along the lines of "Eat Mom's cooking/Smell Dad's shoes". And have no problems saying it in front of their parents.
  • 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. 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.
    • Subverted when some of the categories don't lend themselves well to the joke: i.e. "Yo' momma so good at math ..."
    • Later in the series they made "spinoff" versions such as Wheel of Dozens and Family Dozens.
  • 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 titular smart guy as a method of countering a bully who is mocking his ear size after his attempt at ignoring the bully failed outright. Although it was initially successful, it ended up backfiring on him when one of TJ's "Yo Momma" jokes (well, technically "Yo daddy", but still), "Hey, yo dad's so ugly that he ended up arrested for mooning", turned out not only to be very much true, but was also the bully's Berserk Button, as apparently he has to become the man of his household to fill in the void of the father's jailtime, the stress relating to it and craving for attention as a result acting as the very reason why he often has to bully others.
  • 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.
    • Kind of subverted in "The Girl in the Fireplace". When the Doctor (who is probably drunk) confronts the clockwork robots, he says "You're Mr Thick Thickity Thick-Face from Thick Town, Thickainia... and so's your dad."
    • "The Runaway Bride": Donna and the Doctor are stuck in the middle of nowhere, and are 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?
  • In the Stargate SG-1 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.
  • In The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon gets in on the Yo Mama action several times, it's used against him as well.
    • When attempting to trash talk before a bowling match
      "You bowl like your mother, unless she's a competent bowler, in which case you bowl nothing like her."
    • Trash talking before a Robot Wars style battle
      "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 S6 E20, Sheldon took the Yo Mama jokes to a new level (for him), saying he banged Raj's mom. This from an asexual virgin.
    • 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, but not only that. They bet she also liked it.
  • On one episode of the 60s Batman TV series, a villain (possibly Shame) taunted Batman with, "Your mother wears army boots!" To which Batman responded, "Why yes, she does... and she finds them quite comfortable!"
  • Fresh Prince Of Belair: Phillip Banks had an excellent response to this, in a scene that is Papa Wolf, Crowning Moment of Awesome, and Crowning Moment of Funny in one shot.
  • 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?
    Dorthy: Joe who?
    Kid: Joe Mama!
  • One episode of Castle: Detectives Ryan and Esposito, two extremely close friends, are 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.
  • In El Chavo del ocho, whenever Dona 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. 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 trapeeze artist...
    • Dona Florinda's attitude is somewhat justified by the fact she and Don Ramón's grandmother are acquaintances and don't get along.
  • In Home Improvement, Tim Taylor often utilized this trope on his "Tool Time" co-host, Al Boarland. In the episode where Tim dreamt about an alien encounter and then during a show about roofing (while speculating that Al may be an alien):
    Tim Taylor: Your mother is so large, she might end up being your mothership. (Al Boarland then proceeds to attempt to chase and presumably attempt to beat up Tim for that remark as Tim leaves the set, the only thing stopping Al being the harness that's keeping him on the "roof.")
    • In another episode:
    Tim Taylor: 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.
  • 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!" and very nearly getting 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? [flatly:] 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.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: 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 version 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 also 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.
  • The Unit: When Bob knocks out a guard at SERE school.
    Bob Brown: Tell your mom I'll drop by around 8.
  • The X-Files had the father variant thanks to Mulder and The Stupendous Yappi, a psychic so phony that not even Mulder believed in his abilities (though he might have had some faint Psychic Powers).
    Yappi: [to Mulder] Skeptics like you make me sick.
    Mulder: Mister 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."
  • Horatio Hornblower, "The Even Chance": During the Inquisition scene when 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.
  • The sitcom Ladies Man had an episode where Alfred Molina's character was learning to fight with someone else. One stage of the fight is "And now we have the ritual insulting of each other's mother" or something to that effect, and then they start attempting 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.
  • A quite adorable example from a talkshow on Swedish Television hosted by stand-up comedian Robin Paulsson. The show had pre-recorded sketches starring Paulsson where the humor often rested on him getting things horribly wrong and then digging himself deeper. The relevant example had Paulsson rap-battling in an alley and never once managing to get a boast right or an insult in, in fact just being awkward. In a last-ditch attempt he resorted to the ever-effective Yo Mama strategy. After some rhymes along the lines of "your mom's always kind and helpful", Paulsson looked over his shoulder to find that his homies had left the scene.
  • Defied in Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Detective Peralta gets into a Volleying Insults match with the obnoxious Fire Marshall Boone. During it, 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 ''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.

    Music 
  • And 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!"
  • This Fatty Spins song.
  • 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!
  • "Your Mama Don't Wear No Socks" was a popular summer camp song. I saw her when she took them off!
  • The Norwegian metal band Solefald has a Your Mom-joke in their song "Third Person Plural".
  • "Your Mama Don't Dance" by Loggins & Messina.
  • Your Mother Should Know by The Beatles becomes hilarious when interpreted as this.
  • The MC Hawking song "The Dozens".
  • 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, including "Your mom can't dunk!" the standard response being to defend one's mother's honor, the reply is "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.
  • Also titled "Ya Mama", this time by the Pharcyde:
    ...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).

    Mythology 

    Newspaper Comics 
  • 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.
    • When he does his act on the fence, he tells his audience: "All you your mothers wear army boots!"
      • He said this to a dog once, 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 from him to practice. When he orders "Attack!", Garfield tells the dummy: "Your mother wears combat boots!"
    • When Garfield is a bad mood, he 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 was chasing cars and Garfield tried to caution him against it because he could get clobbered. Realizing he said "clobbered", Garfield then told Odie a buick said "unkind things" about Odie's mother.
    • Garfield, as "The Caped Avenger", felt he could get into all sorts of troubles and be protected by his sidekick Odie (a.k.a. Slurps). When Garfield smacked a dog and said the dog's mother chased garbage trucks, Slurps resigned his "comission".
    • Garfield playing the trope straight:
    Garfield: Well, your mother is so fat that your family photo had to be taken by Voyager 2!
  • In one of the rare occasions in U.S. Acres where Booker achieves some sort of victory against the worms, he looked into a hole, which Booker then plugged with a cork. Booker then yelled, calling the worm's mother a "garden hose". As Booker expected, the worm hit its head at the cork while trying to return to the surface to respond to the insult.
    • In a later U.S. Acres story, a worm told Booker his mother swam after garbage scows. Booker reacted by trying to go after the worm, who then retreated itself into a hole where Booker got stuck. Then Orson, whom Booker affectionally calls "Mom", showed up wearing a swimsuit and telling Booker to hurry up because the garbage scow was coming down the creek. Booker groaned in frustration.
    • Feeling bored, Wade told Cody his mother had fleas so Cody would chase him away.
    • Orson wondered why Roy considered himself qualified to be the judge of an "ugly face contest". When Roy said he knew ugly when he saw it, Lanolin jokingly mentioned "he should". Roy then asked "what was that about my (Roy's) 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 this trope.
  • Curtis is always getting these from the strip's two bullies, Derek and "Onion".

    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.

    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!"

    Stand-Up Comedy 
  • One of ventriloquist Jeff Dunham's puppets, José Jalapeño on a Steek has so insulted another puppet, Peanut, this way that it has become something of a Running Gag. For example, this happens when Peanut insults José by calling him a "Mexican condiment":
    José: I do not use them.
    Peanut: You don't?
    José: And neither did your mother!
    • Shortly thereafter, this happens:
      Peanut: Your mother was a corn dog!
      José: On a steek!
    • Another example: 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!"

    Theater 
  • 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.
    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.
    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.

    Video Games 
  • 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. Can also be considered I Banged Your Mom, as the BLU Spy actually manages to provide photographic evidence.
    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)
    • The Spy also have a in-game domination line that might get triggered when dominating a enemy Scout: "Well, off to visit your mother!"
  • One of many dialogue snippets that plays upon reaching an abandoned impound in Left 4 Dead 2:
    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 uses a variation to make a snappy comeback in Assassins Creed II.
    Vierri: Are you afraid to handle things yourself?
    Ezio: Your sister seemed quite satisfied with the "handling" I gave her.
    • Of course, given that this is Ezio we're talking about, odds are that's NOT just a snappy comeback.
    • He also plays this trope straight in at least one of his combat taunts: "Your mama can't help you now!"
    • Seen again in Revelations when 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.
  • Sam & Max Save The World: Sam& Max use these in Episode 103 ("The Mole, The Mob and the Meatball") against a card sharp (who is very sensitive about his mother) to get him to cough up the location of a meatball sandwich.
  • Halo: Combat Evolved: "I would've been yo' daddy, but the dog beat me over the fence!"
  • 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!
  • In 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 told the Iron Adonis Twins' that Mario was talking trash about them (hint: he's not), and one of the trash talks also had them being offended due to the fact that their mom had an outie.
    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: WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!? 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.
  • Dragon Age II:
    • After Bartrand betrays the group in the Deep Roads, Varric has this to say about his brother.
    Varric: I swear, when I find that son-of-a-bitch - sorry mother - I will kill him!
    • Some otherwise-unremarkable Kirkwall NPCS can be heard using this, 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.
  • In Runescape's "A Clockwork Syringe" quest, one of the insults you can use while interrogating a zombie pirate is "Yo momma has enough chins for 99 range!" note 
    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 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, 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 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 Dr. 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 phone book!
  • 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 another
    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.
  • Subverted in Poker Night 2.
    Claptrap: I'm going all in... just like I did with your momma last night. Turns out she's a really good Poker player.
    • In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, Claptrap can try to dish this out with the "Kick Him While He's Down" skill.
      "Yo mama's so dumb, she couldn't even think up a proper ending to this yo mama joke!"

    Web Animation 
  • Even Broken Saints isn't afraid of this one:
    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."
  • 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".
  • Bonus Stage uses Your Mom jokes way too often.
    Phil: My mom just called.
    Joel: Your mom just called.
    Phil: ...excellent comeback.
    Joel: (oblivious) I know.
    • In one episode, the two girl characters agree that Your Dad jokes 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.
  • There is a channel on YouTube, appropriately named Yomama, dedicated to animating just about every Yo Mama joke in existence. New videos are posted every Monday and Friday, and our host is a lovably obnoxious blonde Gaston Expy named Brody. It's all quite entertaining, actually...
  • 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!

    Web Original 
  • Zero Punctuation: "Yes, it's short, but it's cheap and comes with lots of fun extras, not unlike your mum."
    • And as a sequel to that, 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."
    • Part of 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.
  • Dragon Ball Abridged:
    Frieza Goon A: "Damn man, you couldn't hit the broad side of a space-barn!"
    Frieza 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 does it to Cui, who responds that his species reproduces asexually ("Gross. Out of my way"). Cui then does it to Vegeta in the same ep as the first example.
    "My mother's dead."
    "I know."
    • Which is then chillingly referenced by Freeza 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."
    • It also happens in Bardock The Father of Goku.
    Bardock: "We need to raise an army, and-"
    Random Saiyan: "Your mom's an army!
  • 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.
    • Also 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.
  • Kickassia covered this trope early, when The Nostalgia Critic called The Cinema Snob:
    Nostalgia Critic: Any chance you have Sean's number?
    Cinema Snob: Your mom has Sean's number.
    Nostalgia Critic: Shut up.
    Chris: Mr. Critic, what are your plans now for this new glorious nation?
    Doug: ......I'm doing your mother.
  • 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?
    • Another good example comes from the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood episode:
      (After 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:
    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!
  • Homestar Runner: 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 because both the email and his response are typed in English and translated by a voiceover.
  • In 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."
  • In Hellsing Ultimate Abridged Alucard gives a particularly nice one to the SWAT team who bust into his room
    Cops: DOWN ON YOUR KNEES!!!!
    Alucard: I'M NOT YOUR MOTHER LAST NIGHT!!!!
  • 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!"
  • The Game Grumps open their first video of One Piece Mansion with one:
    Jon: One Piece like the anime ?
    Arin: No, like your mom.
  • In Video Games Awesome!'s playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Fraser encounters that one mopey guy on the steps on Windfall Island. He says "I want you to take a pictograph of the first perfectly round, pale thing you can think of and show it to me." Reading this line out loud, and without missing a beat, Fraser immediately retorts "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!".

    Webcomics 
  • 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 #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.
    • This extends into the alt-text: "Seriously, it's your mom jokes or me." "Then I, like so many men before me, must reluctantly choose your mom."
    • Also beautifully subverted in #502. Randall Munroe is a genius for managing to turn a stupid Your Mom joke into a genuine Tear Jerker.
    • Another one in #639.
    • A rather eloquent one in #116.
    • #541 has one in the Alt Text.
    • This one uses your mom to illustrate relative gravity.
    • Explaining the metric system (223 kg including cheap jewelry and makeup).
    • Well played.
    • Also this. God, xkcd loves this trope!
      • It is fair to say that xkcd is not the first, or the last, to love your mom.
    • And here...
    • Mrs. Roberts has a habit of defacing the websites of people who tell "your mom" jokes to her daughter.
    • Black Hat Guy retorts to one in Open Mic Night.
    • And subverted in the second comic down from the right here.
    • Comes out of left field in this one.
  • The Last Days Of FOXHOUND features this explanation of the Progression of Insults.
    • Ocelot and Liquid try to explain how 'your mother's a whore' is the highest insult in The Last Days Of FOXHOUND, and why they couldn't just skip ahead to that.
      • Later, when Wolf and Ocelot realized they were flirting with each other, Wolf declared they must insult each other.
    Wolf: Your mozer's a whore.
    Ocelot: Thanks! Yours too.
    • Course, given who Ocelot's mother is, she may want to take that back.
    • And then there's this:
    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
  • Calamities of Nature presents yo mama jokes for physicists.
  • 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!"
  • In 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.
  • Backfires completely in 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!"
  • One College Roomies From Hell story led up to this subversion.
  • My Life In Blue: "Your mom looks like a girl. Ooo."
  • What if your wife orbits my dick? I'm just saying, I'm right.
  • 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 [1] 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.
  • 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' room-mate" insults. Tony is their room-mate.
  • 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.)
  • Inverted in this strip of Princess Planet.
  • Taken to extreme lengths in an early Dinosaur Comics strip.
  • Achewood: hell of yo mama jokes in this strip.
  • Double Subversion in this Cyanide and Happiness strip.
    • Just plain subverted in this strip, with a heartwarming (!) conclusion.
    • Again subverted in this strip.
  • Hark, A Vagrant
  • In Pokemon 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."
  • Played with in this Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal strip.
  • Also 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:
    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 antipaces 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
  • Eight 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 this and also somewhat non-standard use for Mind Screw.
  • 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.)

    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." Not "Mom," as in the Futurama character, but Your Mother.
    Space Ghost: Not my mom, someone else's mom. Someone's sick and deranged mom!
  • Robot Chicken has a Star Wars skit in which the battle between Palpatine and Luke Skywalker was 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, you mama so fat, Jabba the Hut said, "DAAAAAAAAAAAMN!"
    Palpatine: Well, your mother's so ugly, she put the "Ug" in "Ugnaught"!
    Vader:(Hood accent) OH, "YOU MAMA" FIGHT!
    [cue stormtrooper audience, chalkboard, Emcee Vader, and hip-hop version of the Imperial March]
    • Also, the 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
    • There's also a man who amuses himself with a pull-and-say children's toy.
    The cow says "MOOOOOOOO".
    *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". No need to guess who on this one.
    Principal: "You did a 20-minute song and dance number, with 47 "yo mama's so poor" jokes, followed by a finale with fireworks."
  • 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!
    • One episode where Lisa tricks Bart into going outside in his pyjamas:
    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.
  • King of the Hill:
    Hank: Your mother is so ugly, uh, it affects her self-esteem.
  • Family Guy
    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.
    • There was also a Blaxploitation joke made about Jesus actually being black.
    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!
    • From "Obsoletely Fabulous" when Bender escapes the modern world and lives on an island with outdated robots. One of them is a robot who can only talk by inserting cartridges of prerecorded answers.
    Bender: A working cartridge unit? Wow, you guys went obsolete years ago.
    Cartridge unit rummaging through his bag of cartridges, picks out one titled "Snappy response" and inserts it
    Cartridge unit: Your mother.
    • Also related is 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, asking Fry to open his mouth and say some unintelligible alien phrase. Fry botches it.
    Zoidberg: What? My mother was a saint! Get out!
  • Ren and Stimpy had an episode the twosome was trying 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.
    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.
  • Used in the Looney Tunes 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 & Gretel: Ah, your mother rides a vacuum cleaner!
  • Also used in the 1949 cartoon Paying the Piper where 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?
    • At the end of the cartoon, the cat resorts to stealing Porky's reward money to get back at him, but Porky manages to steal the money back and tells the cat "Ah, your father drives a p-p-pickle wagon!"
  • Megas XLR - When the Monster of the Week is 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?!
  • 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!
  • Sponge Bob Square Pants once got a prank phone call and asked who is calling: "Joe Mama? Well, listen, Joe..."
  • In the American Dad! episode "Great Space Roaster", Roger forces the members of the family to insult each other. Steve tells this to Francine: "Mom, you are not smart. I don't tell "yo mama's so dumb" jokes. I tell "my mama's so dumb" jokes.
    • Also when Bullock is giving a speech at the start of an episode...
      Bullock: *a bit of paper flies past* Who threw that?!
      Some random agent: YOUR MOTHER'S ASS!!
  • At the end of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force 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 titular Ghost tells 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 has 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.
    • Also 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!
  • In Regular Show episode "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" (yes, it was based on a Carl Barks story), Scrooge had Launchpad McQuack flying a helicopter with a banner reading "MA BEAGLE HAS FLEAS!"
  • 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'?"
  • In Aladdin: The Return of Jafar, Abu apparently did this to Iago, going by the fact that the latter angrily yells "Hey! Do I insult your mother?" back at him.
  • Gravity Falls,
    One Teen: You're not a genius man.
    Other teen: You're mom's a genius.
  • When Marceline's dad, the Lord of Evil, goes topside in Adventure Time and comes across the marauders:
    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.
    • He then proceeds to suck out all their souls as promised.
    • In "Hug Wolf", Finn gets bitten by the titular wolf and 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!
  • 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!"
  • 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!
  • Stoked: Bummer understands seagull language and says one insulted his mother.

    Real Life 
  • This trope is probably why the phrase "son of a bitch" exists.
  • A common Chinese insult is "肏你妈 / 操你媽" (cào nǐ mā, pronounced "tsao"), which literally means "fuck your mother". The "Grass Mud Horse" meme is closely related, the two phrases being near-homophones.
  • In Russian, you can say "Ёб твою мать" (yob tvoyú mat'), which means exactly the same thing.
  • In German there is also one: "Fick deine Mutter.".
    • Or, to make it even a tad more spot-on: "Deine Mudda".
  • Similarly, the worst insults in Arabic (in Egypt at any rate) are kuss ummak and aḥḥa (both figuratively "fuck!", "fuck that!", or "fuck you!" depending on context), literally translate to, respectively, "your mother's vulva" and... well... it's hard to explain. Let's just say that aḥḥa is derived from aḥḥ, which is the Arabic onomatopoeia for a woman having an orgasm...
    • In Modern Hebrew this particular phrase and a ton of other Arabic vulgarities are also commonly used.
  • An example from... the United States Senate? Yeah, sure, why not.
    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.
  • Debatable in real life, because the comeback's been attributed to at least two different people: supposedly someone poked fun at a bald man by running a hand over his head and saying, "Your head feels just like my wife's butt!" Of course, that opened him up to the bald man stroking his own head and saying, "Why, so it does!"
    • This similar exchange, often considered one of the funniest incidents in sports:
      Glenn McGrath: "Why are you so fat?"
      Eddo Brandes: "Because every time I fuck your wife she gives me a biscuit!"
  • Backfired when Rodney Marsh tried to use the line on Ian Botham:
    Marsh: How's your wife and my kids?
    Botham: The wife's fine, but the kids are retarded.
  • Ancient Germanic tribes, like the Anglo-Saxons and the Norse, opened all their battles by trading insults about their mothers.
  • In the late Roman Republic, Cicero was known for his wit. 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."

    For a little context, Cicero was a novus homo (new man), meaning nobody in his family had ever been a senator or a member the Roman government before. Asking who his father was was a way of insulting him and saying that Cicero was a nobody, which given how the Roman Republic was far more of a oligarchy than a modern republic, was a big insult and a big impediment to being taken seriously.
  • This Text From Last Night is a double example, combined nicely with Insult Backfire.
  • Profanity in Latin countries commonly centers around insulting other people's mothers. "Chinga tu madre," or "fuck your mother," is often considered one of the most potent insults possible in Mexican Spanish. "Tu madre es una puta" ("your mother is a whore"), "la puta que te parió" ("the whore who gave you birth"), or "hijo de puta" ("son of a whore/bitch") has similar effects in many Latin American countries. In Puerto Rico it's sometimes shortened to "tu madre".
    • In Spain itself, the Spear Counterpart inversion "Tu padre!" ["Your father!"] is also not unheard of, though it's easy enough to fire back with "Tuyo!" ["Yours!"]
      • Ironically, although insults like "hijo de puta" or "tu puta madre" are so commonplace in Spain they hardly have any effect, apparently innocuous retorts such as "Tu madre... bien?" ["Is your mother doing fine?"] or "Recuerdos a tu madre" ["Give your mother my regards"] can be a veritable Berserk Button, probably because of the subtle implications.
    • A common comeback is to say "tu jefa" (literally meaning 'your female boss', actually meaning 'your mom').
    • Note that this is used by women as well as men. It's especially funny when a woman calls her own son "un hijo de puta", which happens more often than you'd think (and then can be retorted into "I Have No Son")
    • The usual way to return an insult or to turn a statement into one is to use "tu abuela" or "su abuela" (your grandmother!). In some places "la tuya que es mi comadre" ("your [mom], my kid's godmother") is used to the same effect.
    • Since the Philippines was a Spanish colony for a few centuries, the word "puta" has made it's way into the native tongue. "Putang ina mo!" (your mother is a whore!) is the most beloved of all curses used by everyday Filipinos, although the shorter "'tangina!" has since devolved into an expression of disbelief, among many other meanings.
    • In a combination of this trope and Country Matters, the insult "¡el coño de tu madre!" (literally "Your Mom's cunt!") and its abbreviations is the most used insult in Venezuela.
    • Sometimes it suffices to play the syllable pattern of "itu madre" on your car horn to insult sufficiently.
  • In Brazil (and possibly other Latin American nations), one category of people known for having their mothers insulted like that are soccer referees.
  • Crossing over somewhat with I Banged Your Mom: In an Australian Rules Football match between the St Kilda Saints and the Brisbane Lions, Brett Voss (playing for St Kilda) was lining up for a shot at goal when he heard someone call out "My old man fucked your mum!" He turned to see that the player who had said it was... his brother Michael, who played for the Lions.
  • According to Ashley Montagu's The Anatomy of Swearing, the phrase "Kwoy inam!" (literally: "Cohabit with thy mother!") is used as a mild diss in the Trobriand Islands. (It's more insulting to tell someone to screw his sister, and even worse to tell him to screw his wife.)
  • Hungarian Bishop and poet Janus Pannonius was often teased by other students in Italy for his barbarian heritage. One of his famous retorts would basically come down to "your mother is a bitch". Except it's a Latin epigram, written in hexametres.
  • Hynden Walch (in-character as Starfire) tells the nicest Yo Momma joke ever.
  • Christopher Sabat 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".
  • In Romania, the expression "Your Mom" , translated as "Mama ta", is sometimes shortened as "ma-ta". An awful lot of people don't actually know that there's a hyphen between "ma" and "ta" in the short form, causing many comedy shows and blogs to compose a song, "Ma-ta are cratima" ("Your mom has a hyphen") to mock the young who "don't even know how to insult each other's mothers correctly."
  • A subtle example took place during the Fort Lee Lane Closure of '13 when David Wildstein, Director of Interstate Capital Projects for the New Jersey Port Authority, who had ordered the surprise lane closure, said of the local schoolkids, "They are the children of Buono voters." This was an obvious reference to the New Jersey governor's political rival.


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