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* In ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'', Gonzo does this when he sees that Rizzo is letting rats aboard and marketing the ''Hispanola'''s voyage to Capt. Flint's treasure as a pleasure cruise.


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* ''Jack in the Box''. Jack and others facepalm themselves and/or massage their heads in various commercials.
* V-8 vegetable juice used a campaign for quite a while that involved people dealing themselves the forehead slap version when they realized "Duh, I could have had a V-8!" The campaign was later revived with other people delivering a forehead variant of the DopeSlap to the person who didn't eat their vegetables and the tagline changed to ''You'' could have had a V-8!".
* The Discover Card Advertising/{{Peggy}} commercial "Transfer" ends with the caller standing bent over a planter, her face buried in her hands in frustration.



* ''Jack in the Box''. Jack and others facepalm themselves and/or massage their heads in various commercials.
* The Discover Card Advertising/{{Peggy}} commercial "Transfer" ends with the caller standing bent over a planter, her face buried in her hands in frustration.
* V-8 vegetable juice used a campaign for quite a while that involved people dealing themselves the forehead slap version when they realized "Duh, I could have had a V-8!" The campaign was later revived with other people delivering a forehead variant of the DopeSlap to the person who didn't eat their vegetables and the tagline changed to ''You'' could have had a V-8!".



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* Maclean's magazine columnist Scott Feschuk's author thumbnail has him doing this. Considering the fact that his column focuses on satirizing some of the most facepalm-inducing topics of the month, this is quite appropriate (it's also hilarious to imagine him doing it while typing out his article).
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* Maclean's magazine columnist Scott Feschuk's author thumbnail has him doing this. Considering the fact that his column focuses on satirizing some of the most facepalm-inducing topics of the month, this is quite appropriate (it's also hilarious to imagine him doing it while typing out his article).
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* Parker on ''Mr. Meaty'' does this gesture in the episode "Hamish" in annoyance at Josh talking to Goth Girl.



* Parker on ''Mr. Meaty'' does this gesture in the episode "Hamish" in annoyance at Josh talking to Goth Girl.



* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Rin Tohsaka can often be found doing this, usually in response to something Shiro said.



* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Rin Tohsaka can often be found doing this, usually in response to something Shiro said.



* The title sequence of AOK's ''WebAnimation/CaillouTheGrownUp'' videos shows Caillou's dad Boris exasperatedly pressing his palm against his face after witnessing his son cry because he broke off his shoelaces while trying to tie his shoes.



* ''WebAnimation/TheMostEpicStoryEverToldInAllOfHumanHistory'': [[TheHero Epic-Man]] does one when he witnesses his SideKick Epic Fail [[EpicFail blow up his toaster by attempting to warm up his DVD player in it]].



* The title sequence of AOK's ''WebAnimation/CaillouTheGrownUp'' videos shows Caillou's dad Boris exasperatedly pressing his palm against his face after witnessing his son cry because he broke off his shoelaces while trying to tie his shoes.
* ''WebAnimation/TheMostEpicStoryEverToldInAllOfHumanHistory'': [[TheHero Epic-Man]] does one when he witnesses his SideKick Epic Fail [[EpicFail blow up his toaster by attempting to warm up his DVD player in it]].



* The Gord, from the website ''Website/ActsOfGord'', apparently does this a lot. About every chapter of the "Books" has a small image of Gord facepalming while commenting on the worst idiocy on the page.



* [[http://www.memecenter.com/fun/125321/I-told-you-to-slay-the-dragon-not-lay-it I told you to ''slay'' the dragon...]]

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* [[http://www.memecenter.com/fun/125321/I-told-you-to-slay-the-dragon-not-lay-it I "I told you to ''slay'' slay the dragon...]]"]]



* The Gord, from the website ''Website/ActsOfGord'', apparently does this a lot. About every chapter of the "Books" has a small image of Gord facepalming while commenting on the worst idiocy on the page.
* The ''Bandwidth Theater'' episode [[http://brunching.com/ninjamassage.html "Ninja Massage Therapist"]] sees the title character do a facepalm after catching ''himself'' in a dumb mistake.



* The ''Bandwidth Theater'' episode [[http://brunching.com/ninjamassage.html "Ninja Massage Therapist"]] sees the title character do a Face Palm after catching ''himself'' in a dumb mistake.



* On Wiki/TVTropes, if a certain show/video game/comic/etc. has it's own Wall Banger or DMOS page, odds are an image of one of the characters facepalming will be the page image.

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* On Wiki/TVTropes, if a certain show/video game/comic/etc. has it's its own Wall Banger or DMOS page, odds are an image of one of the characters facepalming will be the page image.

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* Colton in ''Roleplay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'' does this [[RunningGag quite a lot]]. To a [[StuffBlowingUp rather]] [[GaleForceSound explosive]] degree, one might say.

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* ''Animation/{{Lamput}}'': In "Opera", the docs both do a face palm when Fat Doc spills his chloroform all over the opera's audience, sending them to sleep. [[spoiler:Slim Doc has a tissue in his hand when he face palms, which wouldn't be a problem if not for the fact that the tissue had some of the liquid on it.]]


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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'':
** At the end of a HorribleCampingTrip where it rained all week, Calvin's dad has just packed everything up when the rain stops. Cue ''wap''.
** Calvin does it himself in another strip. After hurting Susie's feelings by calling her names, he makes a hesitant attempt at apology. Irritated and not understanding his stammering, Susie snaps at him and stalks off. Calvin shouts "I'm trying to apologize, you dumb noodleloaf!" Realizing he just called her a name ''while trying to apologize for calling her names'', he facepalms.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'':
** Garfield apparently does this a lot. [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=525 This strip]] from ''[[Webcomic/{{Mezzacotta}} Square Root of Minus Garfield]]'' demonstrates.
** There's a strip where Garfield is facepalming for no reason. Jon asks him what he's doing, and Garfield replies, "Practicing being exasperated." Jon notices he's not wearing pants, and Garfield puts his practice to good use.
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%%* ''ComicStrip/TheOptimist'' has an occasional [[http://the-opt.com/?p=30 facepalm]].
* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' often has characters doing this, and the strip's creator Stephan Pastis does this on the covers of a couple reprint treasuries.
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* ''Webcomic/DeepRise'': Four characters, eight hands each, for a whopping 32x facepalm combo when they discover ''someone'' accidentally invented a living dildo from anime toy parts.


So you're the OnlySaneMan, and the lunatics around you are ''once again'' doing [[WhatAnIdiot something]] to make you question your faith in humanity. ''*sighs*'' It may not solve anything, but raising your hand to your forehead will have the dual benefit of temporarily obscuring your vision of the idiocy as well as cradling the oncoming headache. Variations occur, from pinching the bridge of one's nose to slapping one's forehead(basically a DopeSlap to oneself for the "idiocy" of putting up with this mess). One may also follow up the slap with sliding the palm of the hand down their face, possibly with a look of exasperation. If they're wearing a hat, expect them to pull the brim of the hat over their eyes in disgust. If they're wearing a cloak or a hoodie, then they're pulling the cowl before their face.

Sometimes, there is a distinction between the forehead facepalm (for irritating moments) and the full-face version (humiliation). There's also the Double Face Palm, which is grasping one's head with ''both'' palms, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13eDfrMgFQM as Picard did]] in "The Offspring"; this one is far more commonly associated with embarrassment. Some people even have gone meta, inserting "*picture of French ''Enterprise'' captain*" in their forum posts.

Needless to say, it's also [[TruthInTelevision prevalent in]] RealLife. And it's [[UniversalTropes universal]]; a wide range of cultures, and even animals capable of reaching their faces with their arms/forelegs, seem to have some variety of this.

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So you're the OnlySaneMan, and the lunatics around you are ''once again'' doing [[WhatAnIdiot something]] to make you question your faith in humanity. ''*sighs*'' It may not solve anything, but raising your hand to your forehead will have the dual benefit of temporarily obscuring your vision of the idiocy as well as cradling the oncoming headache. Variations occur, from pinching the bridge of one's nose to slapping one's forehead(basically forehead (basically a DopeSlap to oneself for the "idiocy" of putting up with this mess). One may also follow up the slap with sliding the palm of the hand down their one's face, possibly with a look of exasperation. If they're wearing a hat, expect them to pull the brim of the hat over their eyes in disgust. If they're wearing a cloak or a hoodie, then they're pulling the cowl before their face.

Sometimes, there is a distinction between the forehead facepalm (for irritating moments) and the full-face version (humiliation). There's also the Double Face Palm, which is grasping one's head with ''both'' palms, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13eDfrMgFQM as Picard did]] does]] in "The Offspring"; this one is far more commonly associated with embarrassment. Some people even have gone meta, inserting "*picture of French ''Enterprise'' captain*" in their forum posts.

Needless to say, Of course, it's also [[TruthInTelevision prevalent in]] RealLife. And it's It's [[UniversalTropes universal]]; a wide range of cultures, and even animals capable of reaching their faces with their arms/forelegs, seem to have some variety of this.



A SisterTrope to HeadDesk (in particularly extreme cases, these actions can also be combined to perform a ''*facepalmheaddesk* '' maneuver), FaceFault, DisapprovingLook, (which is also known as the [[Literature/NoCountryForOldMen "Implied Facepalm"]]).

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A SisterTrope to HeadDesk (in particularly extreme cases, these actions can also be combined to perform a ''*facepalmheaddesk* '' maneuver), FaceFault, DisapprovingLook, (which is also DisapprovingLook (also known as the [[Literature/NoCountryForOldMen "Implied Facepalm"]]).



Not directly related to FacepalmOfDoom, in which you attack by placing your palm on ''someone else's'' face.

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Not directly related to FacepalmOfDoom, in which you attack one attacks by placing your one's palm on ''someone else's'' face.


There are montages of facepalm pictures that, once zoomed out enough, look like ''Picard facepalming''. Such as [[http://ohinternet.com/File:Epic_Ultimate_Facepalm_of_Epicness.jpg this.]]

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* There are montages of facepalm pictures that, once zoomed out enough, look like ''Picard facepalming''. Such as [[http://ohinternet.com/File:Epic_Ultimate_Facepalm_of_Epicness.jpg this.]]

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* Veronica does this in the first part of ''WebAnimation/{{Flicker}}'' when [[spoiler: she's voted as the killer.]]


* There are giant montages available on certain image boards consisting of nothing but anime characters facepalming. There are montages of facepalm pictures that, once zoomed out enough, look like ''Picard facepalming''. Such as [[http://ohinternet.com/File:Epic_Ultimate_Facepalm_of_Epicness.jpg this.]]
* [[http://www.memecenter.com/fun/125321/I-told-you-to-slay-the-dragon-not-lay-it I told you to ''slay'' the dragon...]]
* There's a "special feeling meme", in which two characters will be shown being interviewed for TV, with one saying "Being in the snow with your lover immerses me with a '''special feeling'''. I like it." while the other one blushes and face palms. A ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' example is [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/1643107?tags=special_feeling_%28meme%29 here]].


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* There are giant montages available on certain image boards consisting of nothing but anime characters facepalming.
There are montages of facepalm pictures that, once zoomed out enough, look like ''Picard facepalming''. Such as [[http://ohinternet.com/File:Epic_Ultimate_Facepalm_of_Epicness.jpg this.]]
* [[http://www.memecenter.com/fun/125321/I-told-you-to-slay-the-dragon-not-lay-it I told you to ''slay'' the dragon...]]
* There's a "special feeling meme", in which two characters will be shown being interviewed for TV, with one saying "Being in the snow with your lover immerses me with a '''special feeling'''. I like it." while the other one blushes and face palms. A ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' example is [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/1643107?tags=special_feeling_%28meme%29 here]].
* ''Webcomic/DeepRise'': Four characters, eight hands each, for a whopping 32x facepalm combo when they discover ''someone'' accidentally invented a living dildo from anime toy parts.


Not directly related to FacePalmOfDoom, in which you attack by placing your palm on ''someone else's'' face.

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Not directly related to FacePalmOfDoom, FacepalmOfDoom, in which you attack by placing your palm on ''someone else's'' face.


* FacePalm/WesternAnimation
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* FacePalm/VideoGames

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* Facepalm/WebComics

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* Facepalm/WebComicsFacepalm/{{Webcomics}}

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