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Growling Gut / Live-Action TV

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  • Adventures in Wonderland
    • Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum start freaking out when they hear growling noises because they think it's a monster. It turns out to be a false alarm when the White Rabbit huddles everyone around just to tell them that it was only his stomach.
    • At the end of another episode where the Mad Hatter and March Hare spread around the "Big Tootsies" rumor, they hear this ferocious growling. Hare assumed it might be his stomach, but it turned out it was really the Cheshire Cat trying to scare everybody.
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  • Discussed on an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy that's about the stomach.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
    • In Gone, Spike is watching a horror movie on TV, when a woman screams "Oh the blood! The blood!" This naturally starts the vampire's tummy growling and he goes for the fridge. Until Buffy enters and he quickly becomes hungry for something else.
    • While waiting in the drive-through window for a soda, Mr. Trick is listening to Vampire Monarch Kakistos growl about what he's going to do to Faith, which involves ripping spines out, eating hearts, and sucking bone marrow. Mr. Trick's stomach growls in response — he vamps out, yanks the take-out guy from his window, and they drive off with his legs flailing out the limousine.
  • In the Drake & Josh episode, "Tree House", this happens to both Drake and Josh.
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
    • Rebecca experience this half through "My First Thanksgiving With Josh".
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  • Drew's stomach starts making noise after he ate his birthday cake on the episode of The Drew Carey Show, "Drew Blows His Promotion".
  • In one episode of Full House, on the way to Jesse Katsapolis' high school graduation, Joey Gladstone claims his stomach was making noises. However, the scene takes place in a subway station underground in a stuck train, so the sound is faint and hard to hear.
  • In the episode "New Kid in School" from Hannah Montana, Miley oversleeps one morning and rushes to school. Since she didn’t have time for breakfast, her stomach was growling the whole day until she had lunch.
  • On the episode of iCarly "i Go to Japan", Sam's stomach growls.
  • In the Kirby Buckets episode, "Ripper Impossible", this happens to Dawn and her archnemesis after eating too many hot dogs.
  • Lazytown
    • In the episode "Dr. Robbiestein", happens to Stephanie, Pixel, and Stingy after they ate a lot of junk food.
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    • Happens to Ziggy in the episode, "Breakfast at Stephanie's".
    • Both Ziggy's & Stingy's stomachs growled in the episode "Who's Who".
    • Happens to Robbie Rotten in "Chef Rottenfood".
  • In Monty Python's Flying Circus, one animated link has a people-eating house growling to be fed.
  • This happens one time in the NCIS episode, "Alleged".
  • Maya's stomach gurgled In the beginning of the episode of Power Rangers Lost Galaxy "Orion Rising".
  • In the Hulu series "Resident Advisors", this happens to Constance Renfro, Anna Camp's character, in "Conflict Resolution" after she eats Carnitas from a Mexican restaurant.
  • In the Sabrina the Teenage Witch episode, "Now You See Her, Now You Don't", Sabrina's stomach growls in class. Everyone hears it but can't figure out what it is.
  • This happens on an episode of Scrubs that guest stars Michael J. Fox.
  • On an episode of The Wonder Years, Kevin's stomach growls constantly, which ends up triggering numerous scenes such as students laughing at him, girls running away from him in fear, and a boy getting concerned about him.
  • Rob Roberts' stomach growls at least 5 or 6 times in The X-Files episode "Hungry".
  • This happens on Xena: Warrior Princess to Xena in "A Day in the Life" and Gabrielle in "Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts".
  • Used very frequently (and very loudly) to comic effect in Korean dramas, usually when one character offers food and another character politely declines so as not to impose; e.g., in the penultimate episode of My Secret Romance, when the female lead unknowingly crosses paths with the male lead's estranged mother at her restaurant.


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