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* The children's story of a little lady who swallowed a fly parodies this, in that she swallows a spider to get the fly, then a bird to get the spider, then a cat, a dog, to finally either a ''cow'' or ''horse''.


* In the [[FrancoBelgianComic Franco-Belgian comic]] ''Les Motards'' by Charles Degotte, a full-page gag is dedicated to one simple joke:
'''Q:''' How do you recognize a happy motorcyclist?\\

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* In the [[FrancoBelgianComic [[FrancoBelgianComics Franco-Belgian comic]] ''Les Motards'' by Charles Degotte, a full-page gag is dedicated to one simple joke:
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'''A:''' They have plenty bugs sticking to their teeth.

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'''A:''' They have He has plenty bugs sticking to their his teeth.





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* In Myth/GreekMythology, Zeus swallows Metis after she transforms into a fly. Cranial pregnancy ensues.

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* In Myth/GreekMythology, Zeus the [[FrancoBelgianComic Franco-Belgian comic]] ''Les Motards'' by Charles Degotte, a full-page gag is dedicated to one simple joke:
'''Q:''' How do you recognize a happy motorcyclist?\\
''[a dozen of panels then show Spidi smiling while riding his engine]''\\
'''A:''' They have plenty bugs sticking to their teeth.
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* Happens on one of the HilariousOuttakes in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''. A bug
swallows Metis after she transforms another bug. Wrap your head around ''that''. Considering that larger species of insects and spiders do feed on smaller invertebrates, this isn't really surprising that a stick insect (which can grow to be several inches long) could accidentally get a tiny gnat stuck in his throat.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': when Dash runs
into the swarm of bugs, one apparently gets in his mouth and he gags and spits it out.
* In ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', Wart, in the form of
a fly. Cranial pregnancy ensues.

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fish, expresses disgust when he swallows a bug.
-->'''Merlin:''' Well, what's wrong with that? After all, my boy, you ''are'' a fish. Instincts, you know.
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* Happens on one of the HilariousOuttakes in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''. A bug swallows another bug. Wrap your head around ''that''.
** Considering that larger species of insects and spiders do feed on smaller invertebrates, this isn't really surprising that a stick insect (which can grow to be several inches long) could accidentally get a tiny gnat stuck in his throat.



-->'''River Tam''': "I swallowed a bug."

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-->'''River Tam''': "I Tam:''' I swallowed a bug."



* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': when Dash runs into the swarm of bugs, one apparently gets in his mouth and he gags and spits it out.
* In ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', Wart, in the form of a fish, expresses disgust when he swallows a bug.
-->'''Merlin:''' Well, what's wrong with that? After all, my boy, you ''are'' a fish. Instincts, you know.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': when Dash runs into the swarm of bugs, one apparently gets in his mouth and he gags and spits it out.
* In ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', Wart, in the form of a fish, expresses disgust when he swallows a bug.
-->'''Merlin:''' Well, what's wrong with that? After all, my boy, you ''are'' a fish. Instincts, you know.

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* In Myth/GreekMythology, Zeus swallows Metis after she transforms into a fly. Cranial pregnancy ensues.
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* The ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' cartoon "Bug In Mouth Disease" features Homestar distraught because he accidentally swallowed a bug. "The good times are over!"

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* The ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' cartoon "Bug In in Mouth Disease" features Homestar distraught because he accidentally swallowed a bug. "The good times are over!"

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', goblin children are named by the tribe's fortune teller, based on a prediction. One tribe with a particularly inept fortune teller (and even more inept scribes) has a member named Stop The Ceremony I Swallowed A Bug.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', goblin children are named by the tribe's fortune teller, based on a prediction. One tribe with a particularly inept fortune teller (and even more inept scribes) has a member named Stop The "Stop the Ceremony I Swallowed A Bug.a Bug!"




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--> "How do I land this--''Ackk! Bug! BUG!'' That was a BUG!"

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--> "How -->'''Katara:''' How do I land this--''Ackk! this -- ''Ackk! Bug! BUG!'' That was a BUG!"BUG!



-->''"I ate a bug! [...] A bug I ate! With little '''wings'''..."''

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-->''"I -->Director:''' ''I ate a bug! [...] A bug I ate! With little '''wings'''..."''''




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* TruthInTelevision: notice the bugs on your windshield? It's very possible to have bugs collide with you at high speeds. If you don't have any protection and are currently talking or yawning or such, well...
** Which is why this is a common event for cyclists. Just be thankful it wasn't [[EyeScream another trope instead]] if you weren't wearing glasses.

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* TruthInTelevision: notice the bugs on your windshield? It's very possible to have bugs collide with you at high speeds. If you don't have any protection and are currently talking or yawning or such, well...
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well... Which is why this is a common event for cyclists. Just be thankful it wasn't [[EyeScream another trope instead]] if you weren't wearing glasses.


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* In ''Literature/FudgeAMania'', Peter Hatcher believes he might have done this while riding to Bob's bicycle shop. This event makes him an honorary member of Bob's "I Swallowed a Fly" or ASAF club.

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* In ''Literature/FudgeAMania'', Peter Hatcher believes he might have done this while riding to Bob's bicycle shop. This event makes him an honorary member of Bob's "I Swallowed a Fly" or ASAF ISAF club.



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* [[Film/HardcoreHenry Jimmy]] can claim this when answering a pager in ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2''.


* In his autobiography ''Kiss and Make Up'', Gene Simmons details an incident that happened to him at summer camp, involving a talent-show stage, a spotlight, a singing Gene and a huge moth.

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* In his autobiography ''Kiss and Make Up'', [[Music/{{KISS}} Gene Simmons Simmons]] details an incident that happened to him at summer camp, involving a talent-show stage, a spotlight, a singing Gene and a huge moth.


* On ''WKRPInCincinnati'', Les rode a motor scooter to work, and occasionally had the problem of bugs in his teeth.

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* On ''WKRPInCincinnati'', ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'', Les rode a motor scooter to work, and occasionally had the problem of bugs in his teeth.


* {{Vocaloid}} Kaito did this in I Wish They'd Just Die (Shineba ii Noni)

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* {{Vocaloid}} Music/{{Vocaloid}} Kaito did this in I Wish They'd Just Die (Shineba ii Noni)



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* In ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', Wart, in the form of a fish, expresses disgust when he swallows a bug.
-->'''Merlin:''' Well, what's wrong with that? After all, my boy, you ''are'' a fish. Instincts, you know.



* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Nasty Patty" had the health inspector swallow a fly before he could take a bite of the 'Nasty Patty' that Spongebob and Mr. Krabs fixed up, thinking he was an imposter. [[spoiler: They believe that they killed him when they see him lying on the floor]].

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Nasty Patty" had the health inspector swallow a fly before he could take a bite of the 'Nasty Patty' that Spongebob and Mr. Krabs fixed up, thinking he was an imposter.impostor. [[spoiler: They believe that they killed him when they see him lying on the floor]].




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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': In "With Friends Like Steve's", during [[spoiler: Barry]]'s creepy monologue, a fly is seen crawling into his mouth as he speaks, which seriously freaks out Steve.


* [[{{Seinfeld}} "I think I swallowed a fly! What happens?! What can happen?!"]]

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* [[{{Seinfeld}} [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} "I think I swallowed a fly! What happens?! What can happen?!"]]


* In ''FullThrottle'', Ben chats with his old biker gang leader, Father Torque, while they're both in the middle of riding. Exhausting all conversation trees will cause Torque to say that he can't talk anymore because he's eating too many bugs.

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* In ''FullThrottle'', ''Videogame/FullThrottle'', Ben chats with his old biker gang leader, Father Torque, while they're both in the middle of riding. Exhausting all conversation trees will cause Torque to say that he can't talk anymore because he's eating too many bugs.


* In Literature/FudgeAMania, Peter Hatcher believes he might have done this while riding to Bob's bicycle shop. This event makes him an honorary member of Bob's "I Swallowed a Fly" or ASAF club.

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* In Literature/FudgeAMania, ''Literature/FudgeAMania'', Peter Hatcher believes he might have done this while riding to Bob's bicycle shop. This event makes him an honorary member of Bob's "I Swallowed a Fly" or ASAF club.

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* In Literature/FudgeAMania, Peter Hatcher believes he might have done this while riding to Bob's bicycle shop. This event makes him an honorary member of Bob's "I Swallowed a Fly" or ASAF club.


* The infamous outtake of MarlonBrando complaining about swallowing a fly while filming ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.

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* The infamous outtake of MarlonBrando Creator/MarlonBrando complaining about swallowing a fly while filming ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.



* This [[http://theoatmeal.com/story/flies strip]] from ''TheOatmeal''

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* This [[http://theoatmeal.com/story/flies strip]] from ''TheOatmeal''''Webcomic/TheOatmeal''


* TruthInTelevision: notice the bugs on your windshield? It's very possible to have [[BugSplat bugs collide with you at high speeds]]. If you don't have any protection and are currently talking or yawning or such, well...

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* TruthInTelevision: notice the bugs on your windshield? It's very possible to have [[BugSplat bugs collide with you at high speeds]].speeds. If you don't have any protection and are currently talking or yawning or such, well...

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