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  • Happen to Newt in Animaniacs when he try to catch Minerva Mink and is victim of her beauty. To his credit which would make him a Determinator as well?.
    • Minerva has this effect even in the comics with every male, no matter their species.
  • Hansi in Armer Hansi as soon as he sees a female bird of a different species walking by his cage.
  • Implied in an episode of As Told by Ginger when Miranda and Courtney are at a skiing trip.
    Miranda: Now she's cute.
    Courtney: Focus!
  • In the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Night of the Huntress!", Blue Beetle is distracted by Huntress's sex appeal instead of having his head in the game during the fights:
    Blue Beetle: I'm sorry! Your hotness distracted me!!
  • Hilariously used during an episode of The Boondocks, when Tom draws the attention of a prison inmate.
  • Happens in Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, of all places, in the episode "Double O Chipmunk": In one of the rare moments where Gadget, acknowledges her own attractiveness, Chip has her take advantage of the very slinky red dress she's wearing to seduce a guard as part of his escape plan. Gadget is not exactly thrilled by the idea, but relents because it's their only hope to escape.
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  • When Paulina on Danny Phantom was first introduced, they showed all sorts guys reacting to her like this. Oddly enough, that's the only time they did.
  • At one point in Dexter's Laboratory, Dexter gets so fed up with Dee Dee, he holds interviews to get a replacement. He winds up hiring a vixen who he can't do any work around.
  • The Dick Tracy Show: At the end of the episode "Hawaiian Guy," Joe Jitsu radios to Tracy that the case is wrapped up but is now distracted by a "moving bush." He has his eyes on a hula girl in a grass skirt.
  • In the Disney ClassicTMBen and Me — the story of how Benjamin Franklin owes all his inventions and wisdom to a mouse — ol' lecherous Ben is ogling a young woman when the mouse yells out "Post, Ben! Post!" leading Ben to comment "Well, how do you do, Mr. Post?" shortly before smacking face-first into said post. Truth in Television; Mr. Franklin had an eye for the ladies.
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  • Happen in Welsh Stopmotion show Fireman Sam when Trevor Evans crashes a bus in "Dilys's Forgetful Day", when he drives past Penny, the new girl in the Ponypandy fire service.
  • Futurama
    • This is done mostly every time Amy Wong is wearing less than usual.
    • In Bender's Game, during the parody of The Lord of the Rings, one orc-thing climbing a ladder while assaulting the castle catch sight of Amy taking off her top through a window. Cue abundant drooling, which happens to be acidic and burns through the ladder's steps, sending him falling.
    • In "2-D Blacktop", Scruffy broke his spine by walking into the Planet Express ship while admiring Leela's breasts.
  • Peter Potamus in Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law almost screws up his defense of Birdman when the stenographer's blouse buttons start to pop off.
  • Invoked by Mickey Mouse in the House of Mouse episode "Clarabelle's Big Secret" when he attempts to prevent Clarabelle Cow from revealing the secret by distracting her with Horace Horsecollar, who is in his underwear while striking a manly pose.
  • Invoked in the Baseball Episode of Kaeloo, where Stumpy's team distracts Quack Quack while he's playing by having his girlfriend stand next to the pitch.
  • The Mask has a perfect example of this (though it can also count as Show Some Leg, depending on how you look at it) in the episode "Flight as a Feather". After stripping two suicide belts off an exotic dancer named Cookie BaBoom (who crashed a ceremony held by the Mayor), The Mask sees Kellaway and Doyle coming to get him. The Mask then gets behind Cookie (who has been trapped in her own whirling dervish) and stops her so that way the front part of her naked body faces Kellaway and Doyle. The Mask escapes, Kellaway and Doyle melt like a Hershey's kiss on a hot skillet, and the Mayor smiles as he basks in the glow of his ex-girlfriend's humiliation. And this was all on a CHILDREN'S show (albeit one from the 1990s, when this kind of shock humor was in vogue).
  • Believe it or not, Mr. Bogus, of all people, actually falls victim to this in the episode "Bogus Private Eye", with a female rat who enters his office to tell him about the crime organization that had arisen in the city.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • In "Sonic Rainboom", some pegasus construction workers gawk at Rarity's magically-granted butterfly wings, and one of them ends up dropping the jackhammer he was working with off a cloud in his distraction.
    • In "Rainbow Falls", Soarin' smacks into an obstacle and crashes when he sees two cheerleaders while he was flying.
    • In a flashback in "The Perfect Pear", Bright Mac (Applejack's father) and his friend Burnt Oak were having a plow race, and Bright Mac saw Pear Butter (Applejack's mother) in the next field... and accidentally ruined Grand Pear's water silo when veering off course.
  • The Loud House: In "Study Muffin", the Loud sisters can't get even get a sentence out when in the presence of Lincoln's tutor, their advances eventually chasing him away. It later turns out that Lincoln was flunking his exams and only needed a tutor to begin with because he has this reaction to a sexy substitute teacher.
  • In the Phineas and Ferb episode "I Scream, You Scream", Ferb's initial encounter with his Precocious Crush, Vanessa, leads to him taking the plans she was picking up and vice-versa.
    Phineas: Hey Ferb, snap out of it! What happened back there?
    Ferb: ...I was weak.
  • Large zig-zag: On The Powerpuff Girls in the debut episode of the Rowdyruff Boys, the seemingly defeated girls get some advice from Ms. Bellum in turning the tide. The girls completely disarm the boys with long, come-hither eyelashes, then they make the boys explode by kissing them.
  • Regular Show has a few moments of Mordecai reacting to seeing Margaret in various outfits, from him cutting off his sentence and drooling when he sees Margaret in a shirt which shows some generous sideboob in "Caffeinated Concert Tickets" to getting distracted by seeing her butt in tight jeans while playing basketball in "Slam Dunk".
  • In Rick and Morty, "Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate", alien doctors need Jerry's penis in order to save an old ruler. When Beth is given a catalog of prosthetic penises to choose from, she reads it like a Playgirl magazine.
    Jerry: Hi, honey, so, here's the thing... these guys... they want to completely remove my penis and use it as an alien's heart. And we just need you to sign off on it.
    Beth: What?!
    Jerry: (to the Alien Doctors) Uh-oh. Maybe we got a problem here after all, guys. Yikes.
    Alien Doctor: (to Beth) His penis will be replaced with a sophisticated prosthetic. Now, there's a wide range of options to choose from. They're all in this catalog. (gives Beth the catalog)
    Beth: I don't care about prosthetics. This is insane. What do you people think you're doing?
    Alien Doctor: I understand your feelings, Mrs. Smith.
    Beth: Oh, I don't think you do. I-I bring my husband in for emergency treatment, he's gone an hour, and now you want his penis, (opens catalog) and you hand me some... catalog. (sees catalog's contents) It's-it's-it's-it's-I mean...
  • Samurai Jack: While Jack and Ashi battle a dangerous monster with monstrous leeches, the leeches tear away at Ashi's leaf outfit. Jack sees her naked and is completely mortified, blushing like mad and stammering. Ashi, having been raised by an all-female cult and having quite possibly gone her entire life basically naked (if the sixth episode of the fifth season is anything to go by), doesn't get why Jack's suddenly acting so weird around her. Jack even drapes his gi on her, insisting that it will protect her from the creature (and it does).
  • In Scary Larry, Victoria tries to hypnotize Frank, but he's distracted by her breasts.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In the episode "Bart After Dark", Homer attempts to chastise Belle for allowing Bart to work at her burlesque house, but has difficulty doing so while watching Princess Kashmir's exhibition.
    • "A Star Is Born Again": when Sara Sloane's wearing a somewhat revealing outfit, Homer drolls a little over her and drops his nachos when he trips over. He swaps between whining over his nachos and drooling over Sara's breasts.
  • In Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, when Peter Parker first meets Angelica Jones (whilst walking Ms. Lion), he has this reaction:
    Angelica: (referring to Ms. Lion) Well, somebody's found a friend.
    Peter: You can say that again!
    Angelica: Her name is Ms. Lion. I'm Angelica.
    Peter: You sure are... I'm Peter Piper... Uh, P-Parker... Uh, Parker Peter—
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks: In "Temporal Edict", Ensign Mariner immediately halts her complaints about Commander Ransom (whom she has acknowledged earlier as being hot) when he picks her up in a Bridal Carry. Being held in his big, strong arms and being next to his muscular bare chest are enough to shut up her legendary Motor Mouth.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil: When seeing an adult Marco in "Running With Scissors", Star barely acknowledge anything he's saying, being entirely focused on his six pack and muscles.
  • In the Steven Universe episode "Hit the Diamond", Ruby and Sapphire suffer a mutual version of this. This is to everyone's annoyance, as it causes the former (who is supposed to be sabotaging the other side) to accidentally aid their opponents and the latter (who can literally see the future) to constantly miss hitting and catching the ball.
  • Thundercats 2011:
    • In "Omens Part One", the first time Lion-O meets his Body Guard Crush Cheetara his voice cracks. Lion-O later feigns this, using the sight of two passing women to avoid mentioning a vision he saw in the Sword of Omens.
    • In "Journey to the Tower of Omens" Lion-O, trying to master Sight Beyond Sight and failing, gets flustered when Cheetara tries a Hands-On Approach, taking him by the shoulders and telling him to relax.
    • In the same episode, Tygra openly gapes at the sight of Cheetara using her Super Speed, which Panthro lampshades with a smirk and a chiding:
    Panthro: Close that mouth, you're drooling.
  • Total Drama:
    • Inverted by the girls (and Owen) who go into a frozen gaze whenever Justin is in sight.
    • Played straight when Heather's top is ripped off and it distracts Harold during one of the challenges.
    • Also Alejandro shirtless in World Tour.
  • Totally Spies!:
    • This is used as a background gag in Season One's "Wild Style" once as a couple of guys walk into each other due to being focused on Sam.
    • "The Suavest Spy" is an episode where the spies have a mission to watch a charming and attractive jewel thief and they just always get distracted while doing that due to his good looks, and taken even further when him and Clover dance at a ball, he's also stealing the key to the world's most valuable jewel using Clover's gadget, yet she doesn't even notice due to being too excited to dance with him.
    • This particular gag returns much later in Season 6's "Trent Goes Wild". A girl walks into a tree because she was too busy staring at a hotter version of the titular Trent (pictured above).
  • Happens during Blackarachnia's first appearance in Transformers Animated. As soon as it is revealed that the giant, scary-looking alien spider is a giant, sexy-looking alien robot, Bulkhead and Bumblebee (who have apparently never seen a female of their species before) immediately drop their guard, which allows her to take them out.
  • Six from Tripping the Rift. Practically anything she does will make a guy's jaw hit the floor.
  • In an episode of X-Men: Evolution, the X-Men are repairing their mansion. Scott Summers and Jean Grey distract each other. Jean almost smacks Storm with a statue she was levitating. Logan angrily orders Scott to pay attention.


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