- 2DTV subverted this gag twice with footballer Roy Keane. His shoulder devil eggs him on to kick Micheal Owen in the groin. Resisting the temptation, an even bigger devil shows up and eggs him on to do worse, which he then does. Owen's shoulder angel peacefully tells the battered footballer not to retaliate, with a larger angel suggesting they should buy Roy some flowers.
- 2 Stupid Dogs: In the episode "A Quarter", when the dogs are trying to get $10,000, the big dog sees his face on a wanted poster for a $10,000 reward. The little dog’s shoulder devil appears telling him to turn him in for the money, and then his shoulder angel appears to tell him...the exact same thing!
- The Alvin Show: There is an episode where Alvin decides to run away from home because he’s sick of rehearsing so much. While he’s gone, his shoulder devil encourages him to keep doing what he’s doing because he’s better off without Dave and his brothers because he was the most popular member of the group. Eventually, his shoulder angel appears to tell him what he’s doing is wrong and that without him, his family would grow poor, and Dave would probably die, so he runs back home.
- The Amazing World of Gumball does a variant in the episode "The Founder", where Richard talks to his shoulder devil, who consults his own shoulder angel, who has his own shoulder devil.
- Angel's Friends: The projection power in Season 2 makes the devils and angels of heroes resemble the traditional version of the trope, by making them shrink and talk directly into humans' ears.
- In "Night of the Tibbles," James gets a buzzing-winged figure of himself that says he's his conscience and another identical figure that says he's the conscience of his conscience. Later the original conscience returns and admits he may have been wrong.
- In "Brain's Shocking Secret," Brain gets two versions of himself - a "bad" version dressed in a red and a "good" version in yellow.
- In "Do You Believe in Magic?" when Arthur is jealous of Buster, he gets a mean looking cat clown as his "bad" angel and his favorite superhero Bionic Bunny as his "good" angel. Both this and the above example are pictured in a page on the Arthur Wiki.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender: In "The Earth King", Zuko has a fevered dream of red and blue dragons representing his uncle as the Good and his sister as the Bad, a scene which turns literal in the season finale. Also note the foreshadowing: his "Evil" Ancestor, Fire Lord Sozin, owned a Blue (or, blue-ish, at the very least) dragon, while his "Good" Ancestor, Avatar Roku owned a Red Dragon. Said ancestors were best friends, until the evil one left the good one to die under tons of volcanic soot.
- In Batman: The Brave and the Bold, when Batman confronted the criminal who killed his parents, The Phantom Stranger and The Spectre represented these roles, with the former advocating for justice and the latter for revenge. What makes this example even sweeter is that Stranger is voiced by Kevin Conroy (the voice of Batman from the DCAU series), and Spectre is voiced by Mark Hamill (the voice of the Joker from the same).
- And in the Animated Adaptation of Emperor Joker, the angel and devil sides of Bat-Mite appear when he is faced with whether or not he could use his superpowers to help Batman in the fight with The Joker:Angel Bat-Mite: No powers, Bat-Mite. You promised.
Devil Bat-Mite: Batman said you can't use your powers, but he didn't say you shouldn't give them to him!
Angel Bat-Mite: [shrugs his shoulders, to Bat-Mite] He's got a point. [both sides vanish]
- And in the Animated Adaptation of Emperor Joker, the angel and devil sides of Bat-Mite appear when he is faced with whether or not he could use his superpowers to help Batman in the fight with The Joker:
- Beetlejuice's "Good Angel" is a shy nerdy version of him and his "Bad Angel" is a monstrous Frankenstein-like version as shown in an episode that has Lydia traveling inside his head.
- Big City Greens:
- We meet Cricket's personal devil and angel in "Wishing Well". The devil appears first, and Cricket is wary of him at first, because he looks like, well, a devil. The angel appears two hours later because the devil had him tied up, and starts annoying him until he does the right thing. It isn't long before the consciences repeatedly argue over what he should do, and Cricket soon realizes the angel was right all along and sets off to fix his mistake at swindling Tilly. In addition to fighting in his brain, the consciences are shown to physically interact with the environment, as opposed to the traditional type where they only appear in the mind of the person themselves.
- In "Urban Legend", we get a downplayed variation as Cricket has to decide who he should side with, with Bill as the angel and Gramma as the devil.
- Big Mouth: All of the Anthropomorphic Personifications in the series and its Spin-Off Human Resources (2022) are essentially a more complex version of the angel and devil.
- Bobby's World:
- In "Suspects, Lies, and Videotape", when Bobby accidentally breaks his mother's statue of Elvis, his angel and devil are Captain Squash and his Arch-Enemy.
- In "The Best one of the Mall", Bobby is trying to get a weedwhacker for Howard for his birthday, and eventually partakes in a raffle drawing. He wins it and is given the choice of either a weedwhacker or a video game based on Captain Squash. He is torn between these two prizes, with a devil trying to convince him to choose the video game, and Captain Squash trying to convince him to choose the weedwhacker. Bobby chooses the weedwhacker, not wanting to let his family down.
- The Bump in the Night Christmas special "'Twas the Night Before Bumpy" has Mr. Bumpy be encouraged to steal Santa's bag by two shoulder devils.
- The Camp Lazlo episode "Dirt Nappers" had Samson consult his shoulder angel and devil on whether he should tell the other Bean Scouts that he's responsible for the camp's dirt disappearing.
- In the Clarence episode "Jeff Wins", Clarence's shoulder angels are a horse and a fish for some reason. Even Clarence is confused about it, and the horse tells him to just go with it.
- In the Daria episode "Lucky Strike" (where the teachers finally go on strike), Daria gets one of these moments after Ms. Li tries to get her to take the place of a substitute that her mother got fired when she discovered that he was flirting with Tiffany.Devil Daria: Not so fast. You'll get out of gym class.
Angel Daria: You? A scab?
Devil Daria: Oh, great. Touched by an angel.
Angel Daria: You'd be betraying your teachers.
Devil Daria: Hey, yeah! You'd be betraying your teachers!
Angel Daria: You'd just be falling into the same trap that managements always use to keep wages low and workers weak.
Devil Daria: Oh, go dance on the head of a pin. You could make Quinn's life really miserable.
Angel Daria: Huh. That's a good point.
Devil Daria: Hey, you hungry?
Angel Daria: Yeah, we can pick this up later.
(the "devil" and the "angel" disappear)
- An early Donald Duck cartoon, Donald's Better Self, has Donald skipping school because his devil told him to while his angel tries to lead him in the right path. By the way, both angel and devil are as tall as the Duck, and they're given normal voices, unlike Don himself... perhaps so Donald has no trouble understanding his inner thoughts?
- A Disney World War II Propaganda short staring Donald Duck, "The Spirit of '43", posits that when an American worker (Donald) comes into money, his mind has two separate personalities; the Thrifty, who takes the form of a Scottish old man (Hmmm!), who encourages Donald to save his money for taxes and the Spendthrift, a smooth-talker in a jazz suit who insists that Donald should spend his cash on idle luxuries. The moral of the short is that by paying your taxes you help the US war effort, and not paying your taxes essentially helps the Axis. To really drive the point home, the Spendthrift briefly looks like Hitler, and the doors to the bar he's pulling Donald towards has doors shaped like the Nazi Swatska. The Thrifty, on the other hand, is knocked into a wall made to look like an American Flag, with his circling stars resembling the stars on the flag. Donald, naturally, goes to pay his taxes, but not without giving the Spendthrift a solid uppercut, damaging the saloon doors into becoming a V (for victory!).
- The Downtown episode "Trip or Treat" had Goat appear as an angel and devil for Alex when discussing with him on whether or not he should dump Serena over abandoning her goth look. Angel Goat brings up how it's not the clothes a person wears that indicates who they are, while Devil Goat remarks how the clothes will end up coming off anyway.
- Duckman: In one episode, Duckman seeks to reverse-engineer an aphrodisiac so he can create more of the stuff. When he finally succeeds, a shoulder angel pops up to point out how much he can accomplish when properly motivated and how he could thereby improve his mind. In place of a typical shoulder devil, a miniature Bill Clinton then appears—saying he gets far more women than the people that are smarter than him. The shoulder angel remarks that's a good point, so they leave Duckman to it.
- Ed, Edd n Eddy: Spoofed in the episode "Brother, Can You Spare an Ed?" Ed is sent shopping by Sarah to buy some fudge at the candy store, but Eddy tries to convince Ed to buy jawbreakers for himself and his friends instead. Edd tries to convince Ed to do as his sister asked, and the argument is represented by a Shoulder Angel Edd and a Shoulder Devil Eddy trying to persuade Ed. However, different from a lot of the occurrences of this trope is the fact that the Shoulder Angel/Devil mirror all of Edd & Eddy's actions, right down to the two of them actually fighting.Edd: Stand firm and deliver, Ed! Let integrity be your guide.
Eddy: He's right, Ed. And "integrity" in Latin means "buying jawbreakers".
- The Fairly OddParents! episode "Summer Bummer" has a secular variant where Chloe has miniature versions of herself argue over whether she has to grow up now or continue enjoying being a kid.
- Family Guy:
- In the very first episode, Peter's shoulder devil appears - but the angel is missing, revealed in a cutaway to be caught in traffic. Later on, the angel shows up on time, but instead of advising Peter, he stops to listen to his own shoulder devil, because for some reason his shoulder angel's also caught in traffic.
- Another version from Season 3 ("Ready, Willing, and Disabled") has Peter's shoulder angel shoot Peter's shoulder devil, and threaten Peter at gunpoint to go over and comfort Joe.
- In The Cleveland Show, Cleveland's turn out to be Darryl Hall and John Oates.
- In "The Dating Game", after Quagmire becomes addicted to Tinder, he meets a woman at the Drunken Clam and his angel is him telling him that he doesn't need Tinder while his devil is his phone telling him otherwise. His angel then has his own angel and devil who are both dressed the part.
- The Fanboy and Chum Chum episode "Frosty Mart Dream Vacation" has Lenny's shoulder devil encourage him to leave Fanboy and Chum Chum at the Frosty Mart so he can take the plane tickets they won and go away on the tropical vacation the tickets were to take them to.
- Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids: Done with a slight twist when Weird Harold finds a wallet with $100 in it. The angel and devil appear to advise him on what to do with it, but instead of being mini versions of himself, the angel is Fat Albert and the devil is Rudy. Gives a little insight to how Weird Harold probably views his friends. (The Albert angel wins at the end of the episode by angrily grabbing the Rudy devil and hurling him into an arcade game screen.)
- In Father of the Pride, Larry (a lion), starving because of his diet, starts contemplating eating his best friend's girlfriend (a gopher). His Devil is a lion, but his Angel is a gopher, and thus barely gets to say anything before the devil eats her.
- In an episode of The Flintstones, Fred buys a sweepstakes ticket and shares it with Barney who is broke and unable to purchase one. Barney decides to guard the ticket. Fred didn't trust Barney under the influences of good and bad consciences. The devil pursues Fred to sneak into Barney's house to steal the ticket.
- Garfield and Friends: In the episode "Good Cat, Bad Cat", Garfield has an angel and a devil that fight over what courses of action he should take when Jon has told Garfield to not bother the mailman. His devil uses every method he can think of to send the angel as far away as he can; the angel, in return, often reenters the scene a while later through unusual means. (Example: the devil mails the angel to Mexico. The angel later walks back through the door carrying luggage and wearing both a sombrero and a serape.) The end of the episode also showed Jon to have his own pair, with Devil Jon bickering with Angel Jon over whether Jon should get rid of Garfield.
- In The Ghost and Molly McGee episode "Talent Show", Molly at one point has Scratch serve as her devil and angel and they both encourage her to give up.
- The short-lived show God, the Devil and Bob had a variation on this, where Bob was constantly visited by...well, guess, with the devil trying to prove that there was no good in humanity by focusing on Bob, a crude, loud-mouthed imbecile.
- In one episode of the DVD series Growing Up With Hello Kitty, Hello Kitty has trouble with patience and has to deal with this several times. Each time the devil wins, he does a Happy Dance. Eventually, the angel wins, but the devil is a sore loser. He shows up several more times, each time looking more battered and beaten and at the end vows to find a new impatient kid to pester.
- Several Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats cartoons feature Heathcliff talking to his shoulder angels, in the end he usually ends up listening to his shoulder devil.
- Heathcliff's shoulder angel once incapacitates the shoulder devil and takes over. Spike soon takes advantage of this and he eventually humiliates Heathcliff in front of the entire neighborhood.
- The short Hector's Hectic Life has this trope after the dog throws out puppies in the cold.
- In the Hotel Transylvania: The Series episode "Curse Club", Pedro is warned against competing in the Curse Club tournament by his shoulder devil and shoulder angel.
- In the I Am Weasel episode "I Am Crybaby", I.R. Baboon is put into a re-compression chamber to cure him of the bends and ends up hallucinating a shoulder angel and a shoulder devil who both look like the Red Guy. They both convince Baboon that he needs to save the "chronic crying syndrome" patients from Weasel's experiments, and try to excuse their behavior to the audience as being by-products of Baboon's "foamy brain".
- Jojo: The Violet Mystery: In the first half of this special, Violet has these communicating to her during her dilemmas. Her devil recommends misbehavior such as comeuppances against the kids who make fun of her big nose, while her angel encourages friendship with them. After Violet gets punished for stealing her classmates' late passes so she could befriend them, she angrily banishes her devil and angel and they stop reappearing.
- Kid Cosmic: A variation is done with Papa G's clones in the episode "Kid Cosmic and the Global Conspiracy". The "angel" clone tries to convince him to let Kid know they're in a Lotus-Eater Machine while the "devil" clone tries to convince Papa G to hold off on telling Kid to prevent breaking his heart.
- King of the Hill: Parodied near the end the episode "Hilloween". Hank gets into an explosive argument with a deranged Moral Guardian who hates Halloween. The former is dressed in his childhood devil costume while the latter is dressed as an angel for a "hell house" she's running, with Bobby placed between them.
- In the Disney short "Lend a Paw", Pluto is jealous when a little kitten has joined him as Mickey's new pet. A Good Angel appears to urge Pluto to accept the kitten but a Bad Angel appears urging Pluto to get rid of the kitten. Pluto listens to the Bad Angel with unfortunate consequences. When the kitten nearly drowns in a well, the Good Angel gets fed up with being pushed around and beats the stuffing out of the Bad Angel before encouraging Pluto to save the kitten.
- Slightly spoofed in Lilo & Stitch: The Series, where Stitch undergoes the "two devil" variation when he ponders whether or not to get rid of an experiment stealing Lilo's attention away from him.
- Lola & Virginia has used this with Lola, one of the main characters, a couple of times, but they've done it a bit differently.
- In one episode, she asks a student from her friend's karate class to help get back a bracelet that another girl took from her. Lola's friend tells her that karate students don't go around beating people up. Lola says that's not what she had in mind at all. She smiles innocently, but for a second she changes into a devil version of herself, with a black dress in place of her usual red one.
- In another episode, Lola is in a contest to win a moped. A classmate is also trying to get it for his brother. Lola feels bad about beating the boy and imagines her devil self beating the boy to the top of a mountain using a helicopter, when he was climbing. Lola's devil self runs for the prize, but is held back by Lola's angel selves, who restrain her by grabbing her tail. A moment later, when Lola helps the boy win and beat a girl who was cheating, her angel self and devil self actually high-five each other.
- Used in many of the old Looney Tunes cartoons:
- In "Daffy Duck Hunt", a dog considers whether to let Daffy out of a freezer or not. The shoulder angels are arguing until the good angel tells the bad one to "Aw, shaddup!" and jams his halo down on him.
- In "Scaredy Cat", Sylvester has been harassed all night by homicidal mice but Porky (his owner) refuses to believe him — until the mice capture him. Sylvester runs off in a panic, but his Shoulder Angel gives him a a non-verbal dressing-down, reminding him of the good times he's had with Porky, and encouraging him to get back in there and kick some mouse butt.
- The Mask: In the episode "Boogie with the Man", Stanley gets this when he's about to have Peggy sign a contract that will have her take his place after he makes a Deal with the Devil. And surprisingly, both the angel and devil are The Mask.
- An episode has Nathan confronted by his Good Angel, Bad Angel-Murderface and Pickles respectively, at the dentist's office. Murderface claims that taking the knockout gas would leave you at the mercy of a molesting dentist, and therefore makes you gay. Pickles says it wouldn't matter, since you'd be out cold anyway.
- Another episode had Pickles, now sober, locked in a room with a table full of booze while his bandmates are in danger. The good angel tells him he should go save his friends, the bad angel encourages him to start drinking. He does both.
- The Mickey MouseWorks short "Pluto's Kittens" features Pluto's angel and devil. Later, after Mickey punishes Pluto for making a mess (when it was actually three kittens who made the mess), Pluto's angel and devil start giving Mickey suggestions. And they don't just look like Pluto's; the Devil even mentions the kittens, which Mickey does not, at this point, know about.
- They also appeared in another short called "Minnie Takes Care of Pluto", which was one of the only two MouseWorks shorts to never be repackaged in House of Mouse. In this short, Pluto's conscience persuades him into thinking that Minnie Mouse is out to get him after Mickey left him at her house while he was on vacation. Said conscience later makes him have nightmares about Minnie burying him alive, and even drags him to Hell!
- Parodied on Milo Murphy's Law: When Sara is unsure whether or not she's on a date with a boy, her angels appear as her dressed as Dr. Zone and Time Ape, then she imagines four more versions of herself dressed as a dragon, a fairy, a knight, and a wizard. At some point, they all get into a brawl.
- Mr. Bogus:
- A claymation short used after the first act of the episode "Totally Bogus Video" had Bogus being confronted by angel and devil versions of himself when he comes across a wrapped-up box of candy on the counter. The angel and devil then confront each other, which escalates into a Big Ball of Violence, giving Bogus a chance to help himself to the candy.
- Another episode had Bogus chasing after an ant that had stolen his special piece of cake. When he finally catches up with the ant, he is both anguished and ashamed to discover that the ant had only stolen the cake because it was a baby ant's birthday. First, his bad side, who is depicted as a leather-clad Badass Biker, tells Bogus that they're just puny, insignificant ants and that the cake is rightfully his for him to just take, before his good side, who is depicted as a Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness-spouting well-mannered philosopher, tells Bogus that if he just takes the cake back, he will regret it for the rest of his life. At the end of the discussion, Bogus ends up listening to his bad side and takes the cake from the ants anyway.
- ¡Mucha Lucha!: Rikochet experiences a straight example when he considers stealing something from Minotoro with the Flea as his shoulder devil and Buena Girl as his shoulder angel. The episode ends with a gag involving the Flea trying to melt the polar ice caps (by rubbing two sticks together), and he gets two devil versions of himself.
- Muppet Babies (1984):
- "The Great Cookie Robbery" had this happen with Baby Gonzo, when Nanny trusts him to share cookies with the rest of the babies to tide them over before lunch. The angel Gonzo says that he should indeed share them, while the devil Gonzo (decked out in a leather biker outfit) says that he should keep them all to himself and not tell the other babies.
- This also happened in "The Frog Who Knew Too Much", where Kermit was visited by a shoulder angel and shoulder devil of his own on whether he should keep his promise not to tell the other babies about Nanny's big surprise present. Given that Kermit is more of a Nice Guy, he sides with his shoulder angel and his shoulder devil even agrees that the shoulder angel has a point.
- My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: Parodied in the episode "The Saddle Row Review". Pinkie Pie has to break up a party going on at a club upstairs from Rarity's new boutique, and wonders what Rarity would do. She imagines up a shoulder devil and shoulder angel version of Rarity, both of which encourage her to make the party even more rocking... then the Devil-Rarity points out that the real Rarity would never say such a thing, while the Angel just shrugs.
- OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes parodied the trope in "Second First Date", where a flashback to Rad dating Enid had him given poor advice on how to behave from two shoulder devils resembling Mega Football Baby and Bell Beefer.Devil Bell Beefer: Maybe you should've looked for dating advice from someone who wasn't a teenage boy.
- Pepper Ann: Nicky was once seen with two good angels, one on each shoulder.
- Pete the Cat: In "Finders Keepers", Grumpy has Good Grumpy who tries to convince him to give back a "bumper marble" of Callie's that he found, and Bad Grumpy, who encourages him to follow the "Finder's Keepers" rule he so desperately wants to follow.Bad Grumpy: How you doing, good looking? Pay no attention to my do-gooder pal over there.
- In some old Disney shorts with Pluto, Pluto has an angel and a devil, who were both dogs like himself; angel dog wore a halo and devil dog wore horns and a red cape. Devil dog usually encourages him to do things like disobey Mickey and chase cats.
- In the Popeye short "Never Sock a Baby", Popeye deals with his angel and devil after he spanks Swee'pea. He punches out the devil when he calls him a sissy.
- Rocko's Modern Life: In the episode "Spitballs", Rocko is trying to catch a foul ball. After receiving The Worst Seat in the House, Heffer suggests they move down. Rocko's devil agrees while the angel protests. When the devil shows the angel the view with binoculars, the angel changes its mind and tells him to get the good seats before they're gone. At the end of the episode Rocko has caught a foul ball (which would have been ironically easier if he didn't move down) but a little kid asks for it. The devil tells Rocko to keep it while the angels says it is better to give then to receive and ensures Rocko gives by hitting him with a baseball bat.
- Sheep in the Big City: The pilot parodied this by having angel and devil hand puppets appear when Sheep is making up his mind about leaving the farm. Once he makes his decision, the hand puppets turn out to be from a puppet theater he was standing in front of.
- The Simpsons:
- In one of the shorts before The Simpsons became a series; One involved stealing from the money jar, Bart's devil tells him to take the money, the angel tells him the same thing in agreement.
- Inverted in the Treehouse of Horror story, "Attack of the 50-Ft. Eyesores." Bart sits on the shoulder of a giant Devil (really a mascot come to life). In his right ear, Bart tells him to destroy the school. He then goes to the opposite ear and says a similar message in a different voice.
- In another episode (Season 4's "Whacking Day"), Homer tells Lisa that inside man is a struggle between good and evil that will never be resolved. Cut to an Imagine Spot of Good Homer's grave as Evil Homer (really Homer in a devil costume) does the cha-cha on Good Homer's grave, chanting "I am Evil Ho-mer!"
- In "I Love Lisa," Homer tells Lisa to ignore her conscience, whereupon Homer's good angel appears and tells him that's a terrible thing to say. Homer responds with a dismissive "Shut up!", to which the angel replies with a dejected "Yes, sir!" before vanishing.
- Homer has "Strict Homer" (a murderous police officer with a laser gun), "Funny Homer" (a drunk, partying Homer in rainbow suspenders), and "Intellectual Homer" (Homer in a sweater vest and a mortarboard) within his head, as seen in the episode "We're On The Road to D'oh-Where." The last of the three has been murdered years ago.
- In "The Frying Game," after killing an endangered caterpillar, Homer's bad angel kills his good angel, telling Homer that now "they are in this together." Then they high-five each other.
- Various colour coded miniature versions of Lisa represent her various states of mind, including envy, guilt, the conscience itself, and the libido, who's been locked in a cage and isn't allowed to come out until she's 16.
- When Moe refurbishes his bar into a gay lounge, he at first thinks of telling his new patrons that he's straight. The first one to pop up is his shoulder devil (essentially Moe dressed in a tuxedo with devil props), who encourages him to hide behind his homosexual façade, but when he says they should wait for what Angel Moe has to say, the devil replies: "I'm Angel Moe". Then, the real Devil Moe (a bestial-looking, hulking red demon) pops up on his other shoulder and devours Angel Moe before letting out a guttural, evil laugh.
- In "Moe Letter Blues", Flanders offers to be the angel to the 400 devils on Homer's shoulder, which cues hundreds of red, horned and goat-legged Homers yelling "D'oh!"
- In "A Test Before Trying", Bart has to pass a standardized test or the school will be shut down. As Principal Skinner ponders whether to pull the fire alarm to give Bart more time to study, his good angel warns against it. His bad angel - his mother in a devil costume - doesn't even bother arguing and pulls the alarm herself.
- Slacker Cats: Eddie uses his hands to pretend to have the angel and devil when deciding on things. The "angel" points out that he's simply there for show and nobody listens to him anyway. At one point, Eddie decides on something rather horrible and both the angel and devil are disgusted.
- Appears in a few episodes of The Smurfs (1981) in the form of Angel Smurf and Devil Smurf whenever a Smurf is tempted with a moral dilemma.
- In the Sofia the First episode "Cedric's Apprentice", when Cedric is preparing Sofia for her sorcery test and he is suddenly torn between whether or not he should carry out his Series Goal to take over Enchancia with her Amulet for the sake of hurting her feelings, he gets spectral visits from his parents who pull him in different directions, with Goodwin as the angel and Winifred as the devil.
- South Park:
- Spoofed in the episode "Ike's Wee-Wee", when both sides agree about Mr. Mackey drinking a beer.Devil: Go ahead. Drink the beer. It'll calm you down.
Angel: Yeah. Why the hell not? It's just a beer. Don't be such a pussy, m'kay?
- In the episode "Tsst", Cartman contemplates murdering his mother and has a battle with his inner demons, good and bad, in the form of heads of energy.
- Spoofed in the episode "Ike's Wee-Wee", when both sides agree about Mr. Mackey drinking a beer.
- SpongeBob SquarePants:
- In "The Donut of Shame", this trope is spoofed with an angel donut and a devil donut appearing on Patrick's shoulders. The shoulder donuts argue over whether Patrick should eat the donut he intended to give to SpongeBob, before the devil donut suggested Patrick put the donut on a chain so that he can pull it out of his mouth when SpongeBob returns. Somehow, the angel donut agrees that it's a pretty good idea.
- The trope is parodied again in "Sportz?", where Squidward finds SpongeBob and Patrick playing with sports equipment incorrectly and is asked by them to teach them how to play sports properly. Squidward is advised by his angel to teach them how to play sports properly so they can't get hurt, while his devil sadistically gloats that Squidward has the opportunity to get back at the times SpongeBob and Patrick annoyed him by using their idiocy of the sports to trick them into getting hurt. Angel Squidward is forced to side with Devil Squidward after he gets hit by a tennis ball by accident.
- Stōked: In the episode "Dirty Little Secret, Nerdy Little Secrets" and the episode "All We Are Saying is Give Reef a Chance". Both examples with Emma.
- Parodied in the Sunday Pants shorts Weighty Decisions, where a (live-action) man gets visited by his (animated) shoulder Angel and Devil whenever he needs to make a moral dilemma. However, the Angel and Devil (Neil and Gordon, respectively) always get sidetracked and talk about completely unrelated things (For example, when the man appears to be contemplating jumping off a ledge He was just working up the courage to get a toy, Neil and Gordon appear ready to debate on whether he should go through with it or not, only for the latter to start arguing over the former calling sick and bailing his party).
- Superjail!: Parodied in the "Terrorarium" episode with Jared as the target and the Twins as his angel and devil. Like the South Park example, both of them agree on him drinking the growth serum that they offer:Twin 1 (angel): Try this to quench your thirst-
Twin 2 (devil): -for power!
- Tales of the Wizard of Oz: Seen in two episodes with Rusty Tinman, "Have Your Pie and Eat It Too" and "Too Much Heart."
- Teacher's Pet:
- In the episode "Never Take Candy from a Kindergartner", both Leonard and Spot struggle with their angels and devils over candy. Pretty Boy is tempted by his devil to cheat at a contest he's having with Mr. Jolly, only for a second devil to remind him he cheats all the time. When Pretty Boy asks why one of them isn't an angel, one of the devils says his angel quit because he never listened. Pretty Boy actually bristles at that and decides to play fair for once to show the angel and the devils he has the willpower.
- "Don't Make My Brown Eyes Green" features a variant where the opposing sides of morality are represented as strength and weakness rather than an angel and a devil. After Spot gets Leonard to enjoy the game of fetch, a dull day at the school playground gives Leonard the idea of coming up with a similar game called Fetch-It Ball, with his strength and weakness arguing over whether he should take the credit for creating the game when he got the idea from Spot. After Leonard proves to be quite popular with his peers for introducing the game to them, Spot's strength and weakness argue over whether he should be angry at Leonard taking all the credit for creating Fetch-It Ball or simply let it slide. Later, Leonard is convinced by his strength to come clean about not coming up with the game by himself and Spot is convinced by his strength to hold up Leonard's lie and keep the other kids believing that the game was solely Leonard's idea.
- The Timon & Pumbaa episode "Going Uruguay" has Timon's shoulder angel and devil argue over wherever Timon should confess to his plan of devouring a friendly termite colony. As they argue, Pumbaa's own shoulder angel and devil show up and join in despite Pumbaa having passed out from the guilt earlier. The argument descends into petty bickering and Timon eventually snaps and confesses just to get them to shut up.
- Spoofed in an episode of Tiny Toon Adventures; Plucky Duck has a shoulder devil and a meaner shoulder devil who calls the first one a wimp.
- Total DramaRama: In the episode "The Date", Jude has these appearing on his shoulders when he's considering the idea of giving Chef a fake secret admirer, with Bridgette as the angel and Duncan as the devil.
- Spidey gets these in Ultimate Spider-Man, with the Good Angel wearing a blue costume, and the Bad one in Red. In one episode, the Bad Angel was replaced by a Shoulder-Hulk, in an episode where it wasn't so much good versus evil/selfish but duty versus friendship, when acting on his sense of duty could've gotten the Hulk locked up. They sometimes agree on something, like letting Taskmaster get Flash Thompson.
- Xavier: Renegade Angel: In one Overly-Long Gag, a demon appears on Xavier's shoulder. Then, a tinier demon shows up on that demon's wing, and another on that one's wing, and so on until there are seven demons stacked on top of each other. The angel part of the trope never even shows up.
- Yin Yang Yo!: Yang's two shoulder angels spend the entirety of "Deja Foo" trying to guide him. Good Yang reminds him that there's a crisis going on in which Ultimoose will become the Nightmaster and kill Yin and Yo if he doesn't stop it, but is too intimidated by Evil Yang to go against Yang's selfish impulse of getting back at the world for the crummy day he had. Ultimately, both angels come to an agreement when the crisis comes to pass, and team up to try to stop Nightmooseter Ultimoose, but end up getting vaporized, which helps Yang realize he needs to save the day.
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