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  • Parodied in "You Say It's Your Birthday". While the main pups are hiding on Captain Ahab’s Ship, Cadpig's stomach growls, making train noises and car revs instead of what it supposed to sound like.
  • Marceline gets a "weird feeling in her tums" in "Checkmate", and can't figure out what it is. She and Princess Bubblegum speculate that it could be caused by fear or even love, until her growling stomach makes it clear that it's hunger. Cue Jake coming to the rescue with a picnic basket.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball
    • In "The Picnic" Gumball and Darwin get lost in the woods and can’t find their way out. They eventually get hungry and their stomachs start to growl and they can’t find anything to eat .
  • In "The Gripes" Gumball and Darwin pretend to be homeless and Gumball hasn’t eaten anything, eventually when Mr Small comes up to them, Gumball’s stomach growls and a homeless man gives him a rotten burger surrounded with flies and a worm in it.
  • In American Dad!, this is the stomach's way of communicating intuitive financial ventures. Toshi's father makes most of his money from it, and teaches Stan and Roger to follow his example. When they get an idea and together, they touch guts, with Toshi's father joining soon after. Their guts growl louder and louder, until they're shaking the whole block and setting off car alarms.
  • Amphibia:
    • When Sprig first meets Anne in "Anne or Beast?", she's starving and her stomach growls loudly because of it. Since she's a normal kid suddenly thrown into a new world she's had a hard time finding things to eat, so Sprig lends her a hand. Her stomach growls again in "Sprig vs Hop Pop" while she's hanging out at a swimming pool. When she and Sprig go get something to eat, they get attacked by a bug monster hiding among the vegetables Sprig picked.
  • The Angry Beavers
    • In one episode, Dagget and Norbert are digging through a mine, but Dagget’s stomach keeps growling, which always causes problems for the two of them throughout the episode.
    • In "Act Your Age", both of the beavers stomachs growl very loudly, and Dagget thinks it’s a "Tummy Monster".
  • In "Francine and the Soccer Spy", Ladonna Compson mentions a time when she gets this to a new friend in Elwood City.
    Ladonna: My first day in Lakewood, I was so nervous, I skipped breakfast. By lunch my tummy was growlin' louder than a lion!
  • In the Babar and the Adventures of Badou episode "The Brave Guy", the cast is frightened on a nightly basis by loud roars they fear are coming from a monster Queen Celeste told them about in a story. The source of the sound is eventually revealed to be Ambassador Crocodylus' stomach growling; it turns out the monster in Celeste's story was actually inspired by Crocodylus' stomach.
  • Happens at the end of nearly every episode of The Backyardigans to at least one of the kids, signaling the end of the adventure and for them to go home for a snack.
  • * Bamboo Love's stomach growls throughout in the episode "Breakfast".
  • On Big Hero 6: The Series, Barb and Juniper try to go legit and leave their lives of crime behind in "Something Fishy"... until their stomachs growl due to their electric eel DNA making them crave fish just in time for a seafood truck to pass. They attack it and start devouring its cargo, which derails their plans to go legit.
  • Bob's Burgers
    • Linda's belly growls a few times in "The Unbearable Like-Likeness Of Gene" while she was on a "skin deep" diet.note  She tries talking back to her tummy, but Bob is just exasperated by the whole thing.
    • During the episode "Lobsterfest", a news reporter says that if it sounds like thunder, it's just his stomach growling. We don't actually hear it, so it's likely just some playful wordplay to set the mood for the report.
  • In the Braceface episode, "Skin Deep", Sharon's stomach growls four times when she starves herself after getting self conscious about being overweight, causing her to develop anorexia in the process. It happened to her again in the episode "Vegging Out", where she vows to never eat again after having her heart broken... only to immediately backpedal when her mom mentioned having a delicious casserole in the oven.
    • Leena's stomach growled in the episode "The Good Life", but when she tries to break for lunch her abusive manager forces her to keep shooting her current music video, despite her claims that she can't hear herself sing over her rumbling belly. This is one of many things that shows Shannon that being a celebrity isn't as fun as she'd been lead to believe.
  • Happens to Zoners in ChalkZone, caused by trolls bouncing on drums rhythmically in their stomachs who chant "Rumble, rumble, hungry rumble!".
  • Clarence argues with his stomach, whose rumblings are subtitled, in the episode "Goose Chase".
  • Cow and Chicken
    • In the episode “Cow's Pie”, Chicken’s stomach growls due to Cow constantly trying to get him to try her pie all day.
  • The Crumpets:
    • In "The Terrible Teens", the stomachs of the Crumpet children growl right after Ditzy suspected that something's forgotten. Their father was fainted by a light bulb electrocution and failed to feed them lunch by 3 pm.
    • In "Inside Li'l One's Brain", when Granny invites Ma and Cassandra for breakfast so she can "read a story" to the sleeping Li'l One (and punish her son Pa, who is inside Li'l One's brain, for revealing an embarrassing family secret earlier), the stomachs of Ma and Cassandra growl simultaneously.
  • On the Curious George special "Swings into Spring", Hundley's stomach growled until he finds a patch of yellow flowers to eat.
  • Dan Vs.: Happens to Dan Mandel in "Dan Vs. The Fancy Restaurant" in which Dan gets hungry for an all-meat sub from his favorite sandwich shop.
  • In DC Super Hero Girls: Super Shorts, Karen's stomach growls several times due to hunger in the episode "#TacoTuesday". The growls are so loud that they cause her a bit of trouble, such as getting an irate librarian to kick her out of a library, and exposing her hiding place to Giganta when she's trying to beat her up.
    • Giganta and Livewire's stomachs growl in "#CandyCrushed", where they're both desperately hungry and fighting over the vending machine's last candy bar. Things get so bad that they get into a full-blown superpower duel... and then Catwoman swipes the chocolate while they aren't looking.
  • Dexter's Laboratory
  • In the episode, "Growing Pains", Dexter's Mom assumed this was the case when he heard a giant plant make a monstrous growl, and she thought Dad was hungry.
  • Doc Mcstuffins:
    • In "Celestial Celeste", Doc begins telling Celeste the importance of listening to one's body, since it will clue them in to their needs. Right on cue, Doc's stomach growls which leads to her explaining what how that means that she's hungry, which leads into a big conversation about what other odd bodily functions mean.
  • Benny's stomach growls twice in "Dora's Pirate Adventure" due to hunger as he hadn’t eaten anything, when it happens, he says I wish I ate.
  • In "The Talent Pool", Max complains that his stomach is making noises, but strangely, they're never actually heard.
  • In the episode "Merit-Time Adventure" from DuckTales (1987), the gang is on a boat in the ocean on a search for a sea monster. Launchpad tries to convince everyone that the sea monster isn't real. They soon hear the monster's roars, and Launchpad tries to convince everyone that was his stomach growling, but no one believed him.
  • Family Guy
    • In the episode "Killer Queen", a fat camp counselor does a roll call for the fat kids in the cabin who indicate their presence by having their stomachs growl.
    • In the episode "Meg Stinks!", Brian's stomach gurgles due to hunger while he's being forced to live in the backyard.
  • In Go, Diego, Go!, Kyra the Crocodile gets hungry and her stomach growls after rolling down a mountain in "Alicia Saves The Crocodile".
  • In the Goof Troop Christmas Special, Goofy hears a bear growl from behind him, and he thinks it was Pete's stomach, but he quickly realizes the bear was the real deal.
  • Green Eggs and Ham: In "Dark", when they're stuck in the landfill pit, Sam asks a standoffish Guy if he's hungry. Guy angrily tells him no, but then his hungry, growling stomach says otherwise.
  • Happens to Felipe in the Handy Manny episode "Breakfast for Champions" when he was suffering starvation and fatigue. The tools didn't know what that was when they learn it's really his stomach.
    Dusty: And again! What is that noise?
    *Felipe's stomach growls*
    Squeeze: Felipe! That noise, it's coming from your tummy.
  • Invader Zim:
    • Gaz's stomach growls in "Bloaty's Pizza Hog" after watching a commercial for the titular restaurant.
  • At the end of "Nanozim", Dib's stomach growls as a sound effect.
  • Johnny Test
    • In "Johnny BC", Susan and Mary do everything they can to make sure Dad doesn't find out Johnny's been turned into a caveman. At one point, Dad hears Johnny's grunt, and Susan tells him that what he heard was her stomach growling.
    • Eugene's stomach growls in the episode "Johnny of the Deep" when he asks for three corn dogs.
  • A baffling example from Lalaloopsy after Forrest eats a purple nut in "Belly Laugh", his stomach giggles. Rosy had her stomach laugh too in that same episode when she tried a purple nut like Forrest.
  • The Last Kids on Earth:
    • This happens to Jack Sullivan (the leader and main protagonist) as he recalls a day he survived alone in his foster brother's treehouse in the titular pilot.
    • Then this happens to the rest of the team in the latter episode, "Mall Quest" when they're at the zombie infested food court. Quint Baker, Dirk Savage, and June Del Toro were annoyed of Jack saying the word "quest" till their stomachs interrupt them.
  • This happens to Condor at the beginning of The LeBrons episode, "Lion" when he is bicycling with Kid, but it is actually the pitbull growling before a chase after Kid and Condor ensues.
  • Les Sisters:
    • This happened to Marine and Wendy in the episode "L'ermite", where they try to rough it in the wilderness near their house after accidentally breaking a vase and being worried about getting in trouble for it. Their stomachs growl due to them not having any food, and they're forced to learn to catch fish among all the other survival skills they're forced to pick up on the fly.
    • It also happens to Wendy in the episode "Crise de croissance", when she goes on a diet.
  • The Lion Guard:
    • At the beginning of "The Search for Utamu", a nearby geyser starts to rumble before it erupts. Bunga thinks the rumbling is Besthe's stomach.
  • Littlest Pet Shop (2012)
    • It happens to Blythe due to hunger from isolating herself because of an "illness" in "The Hedgehog in the Plastic Bubble".
  • Vinnie gets this at the beginning of the episode, "Some Assistance Required".
    Pepper: Blythe! Vinnie's rumbling tummy is keeping me awake!
  • It happens to Vinnie again in the episode, "Pitch Purrfect".
  • Sue's stomach rumbles in the episode "Why Can't We Be Friends?", interrupting Blythe and Kora's conversation much to her embarrassment.
    Sue: Oops, Sorry! Guess I'm hungrier than I thought.
  • Lisa hears a weird sound while messing around with chemicals in “The Mad Scientist”. At first she thinks it's the result of a chemical reaction, but a second sound clues her in to the fact that it's her belly growling. She looks at the time, and realizes that she's been so caught up in her work that she forgot to eat.
  • In a scene from "Washed Up", Leni at first thought her stomach growled from hunger, but then it's revealed it was actually the boat's engine malfunctioning.
    Leni: *engine rumbles* Sorry, that was me! *everyone looks at Leni* I only had yogurt for breakfast!
    Lana: That wasn't you, it was the engine! *Lana opens the engine, only to reveal that trash is stuffed inside and leaking water* Yikes! This baby's leakin' more than Lily's swim diaper!
  • In One episode of The Mask took this to a bizarre level. When The Mask gets hungry, his stomach actually talks to him by saying, "Hey! I'm getting hungry down here!" Then he responds to it with, "Okay! Stop growling!"
  • Mickey Mouse Shorts:
    • At the beginning of the short "New York Weenie", Minnie's stomach growls so loudly that it can be heard all over New York City. Mickey goes to buy her a hot dog, only to lose it and go on a mad scramble to get it back, where plenty of cartoony hijinks ensue.
  • In My Gym Partner's a Monkey:
    • In "The Cuddlemuffins", Adam sells his lunch to earn money to buy food for the eponymous animals. When his friends ask him where his lunch is, Adam claims that he had already eaten it, but the growling sound of his stomach makes Jake realize what he has really done with it.
    • At the beginning of "Shark Attack", Adam's stomach growls from hunger during the hunting simulation course, during which he was used as the prey animal, which distracts the student who was acting as the predator. Unfortunately, Bull Sharkowski constantly steals his lunch.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
    • In the episode, "The Ticket Master", Twilight Sparkle's stomach growls 7 times due to her friends pestering her with favors instead of letting her eat.
  • We also see this happen to Lily Valley in "Hearts and Hooves Day", in a vision that Apple Bloom had about a famine in Ponyville that shows her as one of many ponies starving as a result.
  • Spike's stomach growls three times in the episode, "Just for Sidekicks" due to hunger. The first time this happens, it's after he gives one of his gems to Zecora. The next two times are on a train while hiding from the Mane Six. Angel feeds him with a piece of his last gem to quiet his stomach.
  • When Twilight Sparkle complains to Rainbow Dash about her wildly innacurate test answers in "Testing 1, 2, 3", she notes that they're not only wrong, but also breakfast-related. Judging by how loudly Rainbow Dash's stomach growls, it's likely that skipping breakfast and having food on the mind messed things up for her.
  • It happens to Rainbow Dash again in "The One Where Pinkie Knows" when Twilight makes her wait for Shining Armor.
  • Happens to Chip and Biff on an episode of The Oblongs.
    Biff: Shut your stomach up!
    Chip: That wasn't my stomach, that was YOUR stomach!
  • In The Owl House, Luz's stomach growls in the episode "Really Small Problems" while King and Gus are trying to argue about which carnival activity to take her to. She's runs off to grab some food to quiet her stomach, and forces King and Gus to work their issues out in the meantime.
  • Everest's stomach growls repeatedly in her debut episode, "The New Pup". Whenever it does, everyone around her mistakes it for a bear or thunder.
  • In the episode "Pups Save a Talent Show", Zuma's stomach growls while he's watching Mr. Porter juggle pies.
  • In Polly Pocket, this happens to Polly near the end of "Socially Awkward" when Lila mentions the doughnuts Shani couldn't stop eating.
  • Pound Puppies (2010): In the episode, "Lord of the Fleas", when the dogs feel the earthquake from the about-to-erupt volcano, Lucky tried to relieve the other dogs by saying it was his tummy rumbling. Everyone believed him except Cookie. It happens again later in the episode, but this time Lucky asked Cookie if that was her tummy rumbling, but she said that wouldn't be possible since she had butterflies in her stomach at the moment.
  • Happened to the title character in the episode "The Skinny on Parker" of Producing Parker, where her obsession with unnecessarily losing weight causes her to starve herself, and results in her stomach literally roaring at her.
  • The Proud Family
    • Suga Mama Mama's stomach roars at the end of the episode "Wedding Bell Blues", where she's starving after losing a bunch of weight for her wedding. All it takes is one bite of cake for her to go back from hot and thin to old and ugly, much to the initially lovestruck Papi's horror.
    • In the episode "Culture Shock", Penny's stomach growls right when she finds out that the Muslim family she's staying with won't eat anything all day as part of Ramadan, which she must comply with as part of her cultural exchange program.
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show
    • Stimpy gets this in "Haunted House" while he and Ren are sleeping over at a haunted house.
    • The pilot episode, "Big House Blues", begins with a close-up of Ren and Stimpy's growling stomachs.
  • Rocko's Modern Life
    • Rocko and Heffer are at a movie theater; Rocko hears a loud rumbling, and Heffer assumes it might be his stomach since he was out of popcorn.
  • Rugrats:
    • Happens to Kimi twice in the episode "Cookin' with Phil and Lil" when she smells the scent of Didi's pie.
  • Scooby-Doo:
    • It occurs quite frequently to the title character and his best buddy Shaggy Rogers, for they have stomachs with bottomless pits! So start cookin' in the kitchen!
  • The Simpsons
    • Homer and Jay Sherman's stomachs have a Growling Contest in the episode "A Star is Burns".
    • The episode "Moe Goes from Rags to Riches" features a flashback of the Simpsons as French peasants. Lisa and Bart complain that their stomachs are growling from hunger, but Marge points out that it's just two men outside speaking French.
  • Greedy in The Smurfs gets this when he goes hungry. In "Haunted Smurfs", Brainy gets spooked by the sound of loud growling in a dark mysterious castle, only to see Greedy passing by him clutching his stomach, implying that it was merely the hallway echoing it.
  • In the Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) episode "Sonic Past Cool", Tails’ stomach growls while he’s hanging out with Baby T. While we don’t hear it, he does act as if it happened.
  • Space Racers: This happens to Eagle in the episode "Election".
    Eagle: Oops, gotta go now, sir. It's suppertime and I can feel the cafeteria's gravity gently tugging my fuel tank. Heh!
  • In the episode "Fish Out of Water", Plum Pudding thought her stomach was growling but it was actually a frog croaking.
  • Steven Universe:
    • Stevonnie's stomach growls from hunger in "Alone Together" shortly after the first time Steven and Connie fuse. When they go to the Big Donut for a snack, they dazzle Lars and Sadie with their beauty.
    • Shortly after the beginning of the episode "Wanted Part 3: Off Colors", Steven hears a noise in the distance, and telling Lars to wait, listens for the sound again. The two are silent until Lars' stomach growls (he hasn't eaten in days because he was kidnapped) , distracting Steven from the other sound. Lars apologizes, but immediately after, the source of the other noise finds them.
    • In the episode "Wanted Part 4: Lars' Head", Steven, after desperately drinking two glasses of water when he gets home through Lars' head, hears his stomach growl, reminding him of his hunger.
  • On Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go, it happens to Surthanna in the episode "Girl Trouble" after Chiro rescued her and her sister.
  • Talking Tom and Friends:
    • In the episode, "Funny Robot Galileo", Angela’s stomach growls a couple times while she and Ginger are waiting for Hank to make a special sandwich for them to try.
  • Teen Titans:
    • In the episode "Betrayal", Cyborg's stomach growled after he gave his last slice of pizza to Terra.
  • In the episode "Throw Your Hog in the Ring" in Timon & Pumbaa, Pumbaa’s stomach growls as Timon teases him with a bug dog.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures
    • Buster’s stomach growls while he and his friends are waiting in line for a restaurant in "Whining Out".
    • It also happened once to Hampton in "Little Cake of Horrors" where a chocolate cake was trying to get Hampton to eat it.
  • Happens a lot on Total Drama, usually to Owen since he is a big eater and has a bit of a problem controlling his bowels.
  • On the episode "I, Dude" on Totally Spies!, Sam goes on a hunger strike. Her stomach growls periodically through the episode, which annoys Clover and Alex.
  • Kitty's stomach growled in the beginning of the episode from T.U.F.F. Puppy, "The Dog Who Cried Fish".
  • Sometimes heard in Wakfu. At the start of season 2 episode 5, Yugo, Ruel and Sadlygrove's bellies are growling loudly and lengthily (even interrupting the background music), to the point Amalia complains.
  • What A Cartoon! Show: John MacIntyre's "Kitchen Casanova" features a first-time cook attempting to make a nice dinner for his date. While she's waiting, at one point, her stomach growls, and his dog growls back at it.
  • Happens quite regularly to Winnie-the-Pooh, hence his catchphrases: "I'm rumbly in my tumbly" and "Do you have any honey?". Some memorable examples of this would be in "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" while doing his "stoutness exercises" and while waiting with Piglet in the pit after Tigger and Rabbit have left, in Pooh's Grand Adventure which his friends assume is the Skullosaurus, during "The Tigger Movie" shortly after Tigger has run away, and various times in the 2011 movie and The Halloween Heffalump Movie.
  • On an episode of Dic's Wizard of Oz TV series, the lion hears a munchkin giggling not knowing what it was, but then he guessed it was only his stomach.
  • There's an episode of Wobbly Land where Num-Num's tummy rumbles called "Wobbly Tummy". At first, he couldn't figure out what the noise was until he was told it was his tummy and why it was doing that. After he finally ate something, everyone else's tummies started rumbling.
  • An old woman's stomach growls in the episode "Captain Tangent", where the titular Captain is forcing his customers to wait on their food while going off on his many agonizingly long tangents.
  • In Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, Widget's stomach growled in the episode "A Little Help from your Friends" when she returns Wubbzy's scooter back to him. Even happened to Wubbzy in "Come Spy with Me" when he disguised himself as a bird.

Gas and/or gut trouble

  • 6teen
    • Happened to Caitlin in the episode "Deadbeat Poets Society" due to gas.
    • Happened to Jen in the episode "The One with the Text Message" because she ate a mushroom kebab—Jen's allergic to mushrooms, and eating them causes her to become violently gassy.
  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog:
    • At the end of the episode, "The Robotnik Express", Scratch and Grounder try to fool Da Bearz to thinking they're Sonic and Tails. At one point, Robotnik calls Grounder on the hotline that's placed inside of him. Grounder tried to get the bear who heard it to believe it was his tummy rumbling.
    Da Bearz: That's the strangest tummy rumbling I ever heard.
    Scratch: Not really. It always sounds like that when Tails eats onion rings.
    • At the end of the episode "Boogey-Mania", a fattened up Tails' stomach rumbles as a result of eating too much.
  • Adventure Time
    • Princess Bubblegum's stomach growls when she drank too much tea in the episode "Trouble In Lumpy Space".
    • Near the end of the episode "The Pit", Kee-Oth's stomach growls one time before he explodes and Jake gets his blood back.
  • In the American Dad! episode "Of Ice And Men", Francine's stomach growled due to gas.
  • Babar and the Adventures of Badou:
    • In the episode "Monkey Camp", this happened to Badou after eating too many bananas.
    • After gorging themselves with bananas in "Grotto For One" and "Chocolate And Banana Soup", Dilash and Tersh's bellies gurgle due to gas.
  • Bob's Burgers
    • Bob's stomach can be heard rumbling a few times in "A River Runs Through Bob" because of diarrhea after he ate an undercooked fish.
    • Happens again to Bob in "Glued Where's My Bob?" caused by stress leading to a Potty Emergency.
    • Happens to Tina in "Bob Actually", when she gets a bad case of diarrhea the day after winning a chili-eating contest with her siblings.
  • The titular character of the Dream Works movie, The Boss Baby suffers this trope several times in its spinoff Netflix series, The Boss Baby: Back in Business, in the episode, "The Constipation Situation", due to the episode's titular conflict.
  • In Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot, Funshine's stomach gurgles after he eats a lot of gooseberry pie in "Shunshine."
  • In the Carl Squared episode "Take Your Clone To Work Day", C2 eats his machine-made bread loaf, and his gut starts rumbling ominously almost immediately.
    My tummy's never made that noise before. *rumbling intensifies* OOH! I'll be back in a *fart* jiff! *runs off the set*
  • ''Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: This can be heard from Flint's belly in "The Science of The Toot". note 
  • In the Curious George episode "Daniel Sits on the Potty", George's stomach gurgles because he has to use the bathroom.
  • Dan Vs.:
    • In "Dan Vs. Chris", due to his lactose intolerance, Dan faints to the floor, clutching his stomach, helplessly attempting to clench the agonizing pain after being convicted that he was drinking lactose free milk with cereal and later noticing it was a cream-prank from his best friend and temporary archenemy, Chris Pearson. This briefly happens to Dan again after eating a grilled cheese sandwich and a glass of milk (It is unclear why he did this if Dan knows that he is lactose intolerant) in, "Dan Vs. Dan".
    • In "Dan Vs. The Mummy", Dan's stomachache kept him awake in the night after eating expired lunch meat.
    • Then it happens to Chris Pearson himself in "Dan vs. Art", when he ate a sandwich and an apple pie that were actually part of an art exhibit and not food.
  • Danny Phantom:
    • Happens to Tucker Foley in the episode "Infinite Realms" after he is forced to eat a bunch of blood blossoms in order to save Danny.
    • Jack's stomach growled on the episode "Prisoners of Love" when he has to use the bathroom.
  • Happens to Dexter repeatedly in the Dexter's Laboratory episode "Critical Gas" after he had eaten a giant burrito. Throughout the episode, Dexter thinks he's going to die, but at the end of the episode just before he's about to reveal his secret lab to his parents, he lets out a really big fart that could be heard all over the galaxy!
  • In Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong's stomach growled from eating too many bananas in the episode "Bad Hair Day".
  • In Dora and Friends: Into the City, It happens to a Dragon due to a stomach ache on the episode "S'more Camping".
  • Sarah's stomach growls at end of the Ed, Edd n Eddy episode "Run Ed Run" when she ate a lot of jawbreakers.
  • The Fairly Oddparents:
    • Mr. Dinkleburg's stomach rumbled because he has to use the bathroom in the episode "Pipe Down".
    • Timmy as Chloe's stomach growled after eating a lot of burgers in the episode "Which Is Wish".
  • Family Guy
    • This happens to Peter Griffin while driving in the episode "The Son Also Draws".
      Lois: Peter, the car is making funny noises.
      Peter: You're wrong again, Lois. That wasn't the car. Although you were right about that prune smoothie.
    • This happens to Peter in "Mom's The Word" after he eats a whole tube of raw cookie dough. This resulted in him having an accident completely destroying his pants.
    • In "Passenger Fatty-Seven", Peter has a Cutaway Gag where he shows a remake he intends to make on Inside Out. It shows the Griffins playing the roles of the emotions with Peter playing the role of Poo. He winds up causing Riley's stomach to gurgle putting her in some kind of pain.
    • In "No Giggidy, No Doubt", Meg’s stomach growls in a very weird way: talking like Arnold Schwarzenegger in pain.
  • Fish Hooks: Shellsea's stomach growled in the episode "Fish Prom" after eating a taco and drinking a milkshake.
  • Happened to Bloo in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends in the episode "Busted" when he has to use the bathroom.
  • Futurama:
    • On the episode "Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch", Kif's pregnant and his stomach starts gurgling.
    • Happens to Bender when he's pregnant with beer in "The Route of All Evil".
  • Goldie & Bear:
    • Bear's stomach growls in "Big Bear" and "Bear Who Would be King" after eating too many bananas.
    • Goldie's stomach grumbled after eating too much porridge in "When Goldie met Bear".
  • Willie the Giant's stomach growled in "Goofy's Giant Adventure" due to a stomachache.
  • In Gravity Falls, this briefly happened to Mabel (complete with a Balloon Belly) after eating too much Smile Dip in the episode "The Inconveniencing".
  • Green Eggs and Ham: In "Dark", after Mr. Jenkins swallows the absurdly long tie Guy and Sam got for him, his stomach lurches wildly, followed by a bulge traveling up his throat. At first, it looks like he's going to throw up or let out a large belch in Guy's face... but it turns out to be a little "pop" sound.
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy:
    • In the episode "The Problem of Billy", Billy as a baby stomach growled due to gas. The same thing happens to Billy's dad in the same episode.
    • In the episode "Anger Mismanagement", General Skarr's tummy growls when he says "number 2", implying he has to take a dump.
  • Grossology:
    • In "When Ya Gotta Go", Abby and other characters stomachs rumbled because they have to use the bathroom.
    • It happened to Abby again in "Yack Attack" causing her to suffer the episode's titular conflict after drinking orange juice made with bad tap water.
  • Hey Arnold!: In the episode "Phoebe's Little Problem", it happens to Phoebe when she eats all of Arnold's grandmother's prune cookies.
  • Julius Jr.: Shaka Brah Yeti's stomach growled twice after eating too many banana treats in the episode "Banana-licious".
  • On Invader Zim:
    • It happens to Gaz again in “Gaz, Taster of Pork" due to sickness.
    • At the end of "Nanozim", Dib's stomach growls as a sound effect.
  • In the episode "Relics of Demons Past" of Jackie Chan Adventures, Jade's stomach growled a couple of times due to gas.
  • Kulipari: An Army of Frogs: In episode 6, Nogo's stomach gurgles due to bowel trauma.
  • Kulipari: Dream Walker: It happens to Nogo once more in episode 7, this time due to gas.
  • Let's Go Luna!: It happens to Auggie several times in the episode "Boomin' Boomerang" after eating too much Boomymite spread.
  • Lilo & Stitch: The Series:
    • In the episode "Ploot", Stitch’s stomach growls due to eating garbage.
    • Happens to Mertle at the end of the episode "Slick" after eating too many shaved ice.
  • Littlest Pet Shop (2012): In the episode "Door Jammed", Russell's stomach growls due to eating some bad kibble, yet this somehow gets Sunil and Vinnie to believe he's a werewolf. Later on in this episode, Zoe's stomach growls for the same reason, and she gets the same reaction from the other pets (except for Russell).
  • The Loud House:
    • Lori's stomach growled when she has to use the bathroom on the episode, "Undie Pressure".
    • It happens to Lynn too when she has to use the bathroom at the end of the episode "Sleuth or Consequences".
    • Margo gets one when she has to use the bathroom in "Intern For The Worse".
    • In the special "Tripped!", Luna's stomach growls due to nausea thanks to some old pre-made egg sandwiches, along with the Loud Family, who ate them as well (except for Lily). In another scene, Lana's stomach rumbles when she has to use the bathroom.
  • Madeline: Madeline, Pepito and two mice's stomachs growled after eating too much cheese in "Madeline and The Big Cheese".
  • Megas XLR: Many of the contestants of an eating contest suffered from this in the episode "Bad Guy".
  • My Gym Partner's a Monkey: In "Yesterday's Funny Monkey", Adam drinks from a box without knowing that it contained milk, to which he was intolerant. This causes him stomach discomfort, as well as flatulence.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
    • It happens to Pinkie Pie in "The Cutie Map" due to a tummy ache caused by all the muffins she ate.
    • Apple Bloom's stomach growls briefly in "Family Appreciation Day" due to sickness.
    • Spike's stomach rumbles twice at the end of "It's About Time" due to a stomach ache from eating a lot of ice cream.
    • Rainbow Dash also gets one briefly in "Rainbow Falls" due to a stomach ache.
    • Scootaloo's stomach growled briefly after eating too many snacks in the episode "Growing Up is Hard to Do."
    • At the end of "A Royal Problem", Princess Luna attempts to make pancakes for her sister. Princess Celestia tastes the pancakes, and when she realizes how awful they taste, her stomach makes a slight rumble indicating that she’s about to upchuck.
  • Oscar's Oasis: Popy's stomach rumbles several times in "Lizard In The Sky" due to experiencing a Potty Emergency.
  • PAW Patrol: Sweetie's stomach rumbled after she realized she doesn't like bananas in "Pups Save The Royal Throne."
  • In PB&J Otter, this happened to the Otter siblings in "A Hoohaw Halloween" after eating a lot of candy.
  • PJ Masks: In "Easter Wolfies", Gekko's stomach growls briefly after eating a lot of chocolate.
  • On Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Goat's stomach growled after eating a lot of cereal in the episode "Gold Rush".
  • On Pingu, the titular penguin would have one in the episode, "Sore Tummy Pingu" in which he suffers the episode's titular problem after eating too many fish biscuits.
  • Pound Puppies (2010): Niblet's stomach growled when he ate a lot of bacon in the episode "Kennel Kittens Return."
  • The Powerpuff Girls
    • In the episode, "Reeking Havoc", everyone in Townsville got this overnight after they ate Professor Utonium's award-winning chili, for their stomachs puff up when they do this. The only characters we see this happen to are Professor Utonium, Bubbles, The Mayor's Wife, Miss Bellum, and Miss Keane.
      Bubbles: *stomach groans* Uhhh, Professor’s chili sure is rumbly in my tumbly.
  • The Gangreen Gang's stomachs gurgle in "Power Lunch", due to needing to use the bathroom. We first see it happen to Snake before the rest of the Gang had gut feelings too.
  • Beebo's stomach growls in "Pet Feud" just before exploding.
  • Mojo Jojo suffers this in "Octi Gone" after eating a contaminated banana cream pie.
  • Some pirates get rumbly tummies due to Chemical X that they drank wearing off in "Mizzen In Action".
  • Brown's stomach groans after swallowing bubble gum in a short of Purple and Brown.
  • Regular Show: Benson's stomach growls in "Weekend at Benson's" after eating a lot of red hot chili peppers.
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show
    • Stimpy's stomach can be heard bubbling in "Son Of Stimpy" due to gas buildup.
    • Stimpy's stomach rumbles due to constipation in "Stimpy's Pregnant" of Adult Party Cartoon.
  • In the Rick and Morty season 4 episode "Promortus", near the end, both of the titular character's stomachs growl and they believe they have to shit eggs, but it's revealed they only had to take a dump, much to Beth's disgust.
  • Rolie Polie Olie:
    • In the episode "We Scream for Ice Cream", Mr. Polie's stomach growled due to sickness.
    • Happens to Billy in "Unruly Polie Olie" after eating like, a POUND of candy. The noises which come out of him, are just...horrible, most likely because they are overlapped/mixed with variations of the same unrealistic, squelchy, belly growl they use every time.
    • The weird sound heard throughout the episode "The Bump" is actually Spot's stomach gurgling from indigestion after eating all his food.
  • Rugrats:
    • It happens to Tommy in "Tommy and the Secret Club" after he drank down a giant bottle of milk.
    • Angelica's stomach grumbles due to a belly-ache from eating a lot of cookies in "No More Cookies".
  • Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch: In the beginning of the episode "Scream It With Flowers", Salem's stomach growls after eating some cookies.
  • Sitting Ducks: When Aldo tries sampling duck food in the episode "Midnight Snack", his stomach starts growling continuously from indigestion while visiting Bill in his apartment, causing an explosion as seen from the outside.
  • In the episode "Anger Mismanagement" of Skylanders Academy, almost everyone who ate Pepper Jack's poisoned chili gets this, along with intense pain and incapacity of the Skylanders.
  • Sonic Underground: Happens to Sonic in "When in Rome..." due to gas.
  • Space Racers:
    • This happens to Hawk in the episode "Careering Off Course" after taste testing too much rocket fuel.
    • Raven suffers this in the episode "The Hawk Factor" after drinking too much high red combustible space bean rocket fuel to win a space race, because he convinced Coot to serve the fuel to contestants early and not calculate it. Later during the race, Raven gets a stomachache and loses the race against Hawk, who wins.
  • In Spirit: Riding Free, Lucky's stomach growled after eating too much candy in the episode "Lucky and the Resolutionary Fever".
  • Steven Universe:
    • During the beginning of the episode "So Many Birthdays", Amethyst's stomach can be heard gurgling shortly after she gets sick from eating a really old burrito.
    • Steven's stomach growled in "Gem Glow" after eating too many cookie cats, "Crack The Whip" and What's Your Problem".
  • In Stōked: Emma's stomach growls three times after eating garlic in the episode "Endless Bummer". Kelly and Lo had the same problem in the episode "A Boy named Leslie".
  • Sunny Day: Sunny's stomach growled briefly after eating too many apples in "If Timmy Gives You Apples."
  • Super Why!: Princess Pea in "Snow White" after a bad stomach ache.
  • Talking Tom and Friends:
    • It happens to Angela at the end of "A Secret Worth Keeping: Part One" after eating a lot of ice cream.
    • Hank's stomach gurgled after eating a lot of hamburgers in "Hank The Millionaire" and it happened to him again in "Angela The Cheerleader".
  • Teen Titans Go!: Cyborg's stomach growled when he has to use the bathroom in "Booby Trap House". In the same episode, both Cyborg and Starfire's stomach growled after they ate so much food.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures: In "Sawdust And Toonsil", at the beginning, Buster, Babs, Plucky, and Gogo ride bikes and slide down a rainbow. When they stop, they hear a train whistle; Gogo thinks it's his stomach growling over something he ate, but it's actually coming from the train itself.
  • Total Drama Action:
    • Lindsay's stomach growls in the episode "One Flu Over the Cuckoos" due to sickness.
    • In the episode "Full Metal Drama", Leshawna's stomach growled after drinking Chef's bran smoothies.
  • Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race:
    • In Part 2 of "None Dawn, Eighteen to Go", Sanders' stomach growled after eating some chili.
    • In "Bjorken Telephone", Laurie and Miles' stomachs growled after eating a Icelandic feast.
    • Stephanie and Devin's stomachs growled from eating pork and beans in "Little Bull on the Prairie".
    • Happens to Geoff after eating some burritos and peppers in "El Bunny Supremo".
  • In VeggieTales, this happens to Jerry Gourd in the episode "Veggies In Space: The Fennel Frontier", after having apparently eaten an alien egg that was actually intended for research.
    Jerry Gourd: *stomach growls* Anybody got a Tums?
  • Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production: In "Wabbit's Wild", Shifty the Squirrel's stomach gurgles due to drinking Bugs' "smoothie".
  • Wayside:
    • It happened to Todd after eating baloney in "Todd Falls In Love".
    • Maurecia's stomach growled after drinking too much water in the episode "Slow Mo Mo".


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