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"They're eating her! Then they're going to eat me! OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!"
Arnold, Troll 2

Sometimes, an astonished someone just has to scream: "OH MY GOD!!!" In media intended for children, the mild oath can sometimes serve as a Precision F-Strike.

Anime that use this as Gratuitous English are always strange because they enunciate it like a Valley Girl — but they obviously intended the less... silly version. It's routinely abbreviated as OMG when typing, and sometimes the Valley Girl will literally say the letters, "OMG!"

Note that the Big "OMG!" in more intimate situations has its own trope.

Rarely does their god answer, no matter how loud they shout. Someone in the room with delusions of divinity might, though.

Compare Big "NO!", Big "WHAT?!", Big "WHY?!", Big Word Shout, Say My Name.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Pictured above, Joseph Joestar's Gratuitous English catchphrase in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders.
  • In Haunted Junction, Haruto ends every episode with this.
  • Principal Kuno of Ranma ˝ used this a lot.
  • So does the soldier in Full Metal Panic! who loses the bingo game and so also loses the prize of a kiss from the lovely Captain Tessa.
  • In Azumanga Daioh, Osaka has a memetic Dream Sequence in which she utters one of these upon meeting Chiyo-Chichi: "Oh, my gaaahd!"
  • This scene from the anime Karin. It's also an example of a Big "NO!"
  • On Yu-Gi-Oh!, a flashback of Pegasus finding Egyptian carvings had him shout "Jeeeesus!" in bad English. At least in the Japanese version. In the Japanese version, Bandit Keith screamed "Oh My God!" after his humiliating defeat at the hands of a little boy.
  • Escargon gives one in episode 88 of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, when his shell starts to crack.
  • In the Funimation dub of the Studio Shaft Negima!?, Haruna gets one of these after seeing her Pactio's powers.
  • Kawamura from The Prince of Tennis uses this quite often, among his other Gratuitous English, when he's playing tennis. There is one episode where he repeats the phrase over and over, getting louder each time, until he finally shouts it to the skies in a long, drawn-out "OH MY GOOOOOOOD!!!".
  • In one of the Lupin III movies, a truck driver leaps out of his exploding semi (it got hit with a missile, long story) screaming "JEEEESUUUUUUS!!" Particularly egregious because that's the ONLY case of Gratuitous English in a movie set almost entirely in America. Other yells of fear, horror, or surprise by background characters are in the original Japanese, with subtitles.
  • In the original Japanese version of Pokémon: The First Movie, the Trainer Ash fights in the beginning shouts this out, in English, after Pikachu fries all his Pokemon.
  • You can always tell when things are getting really bad on GaoGaiGar, because that's usually when Swan belts a variation on this phrase out.
  • Momoko from Ojamajo Doremi loves saying "Oh my God!" a lot.
  • Garterbelt from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt when he dies, accompanied by a literally-inverted GOD!! MY!! OH!!!! when he comes back.
  • In one of the earlier episodes of Naruto, Gai responses to Kakashi's ignorance to whatever he's planning with this. Japanese version exclusive.
  • A villain of the week screams this in Samurai Champloo when he is about to get crushed by, fittingly, a giant crucifix.
  • The ending to Bio-Meat: Nectar. Understandable, given that the poor American soldiers just heard that the US of A is going to start making USBM again.
  • Ricardo Fellini from Gundam Build Fighters bellows out a massive one (and in Italian, no less) when the girl he was flirting with minutes ago left while he was pre-occupied with Reiji.
  • Not in the anime itself, but in the audio drama on one of the soundtrack albums for the series, the Gundam Fighters from Mobile Fighter G Gundam are waiting to get into a theater to see a movie about them. Domon gets so excited and confused that he summons his God Gundam in the middle of a crowded street, promtping Chibodee to scream "OH MY GOD!" while Rain calls Domon an idiot.
  • Nui Harime in Kill la Kill utters a rapid fire version of this after Ryuko claims both Scissor Blades and slices her arms off.
  • Mari Ohara in Love Live! Sunshine!! lets one out after Aqours passes the qualifiers.
  • Pokémon Zensho involves one chapter where Satoshi fights Lt. Surge, who speaks English in some of his words. When his Electabuzz is defeated by Satoshi's Charmeleon, Lt. Surge reponds with "OH! MY GOD!!"
  • My Hero Academia - Training of the Dead: Romero Fujimi's reaction to getting bitten by a zombie Bakugo.

    Comic Books 
  • Hit Girl issue #3 is titled OMG!
  • OMGs fly frequently throughout the Johnny Turbo comic-styled advertisements. One might even rival the trope picture.
  • Lobo The Last Czarnian: Vril yells this when he learned that Lobo is at Revel-7.

    Fan Works 
  • In the Miraculous Ladybug fic BonAnniversairePrincess, this is Alya's reaction after finding out that Marinette, who, thanks to Chloè's scheming, was left completely alone on her birthday, has ended up going out to dinner with Chat Noir, who's chronicling the whole thing on his Instagram account. Her outburst gets Chloè and everyone else's attention and gives Alya the perfect opening to rub it in her face.
  • The Golds: Mr. Gold and Katja's reaction when they realized Mr. Gold's pains are coming from Rose in labor.
  • JoJo's Alien Adventure: Joseph Joestar's response to Ben transforming into Four Arms before him, Jotaro, and Avdol, while also dropping the bombshell that aliens are real is his catchphrase as mentioned above.
  • In The Legend of Total Drama Island, people say variations ("Oh gosh" and so on) as well as stronger things in various situations; but when somebody says the exact words, "Oh my God", it means the speaker thinks someone's life is in grave and usually immediate danger.
  • Naru-Hina Chronicles: This is Kiba's reaction when he realizes that he accidentally grabbed Hinata's left breast instead of her left hand.
  • In the Pokémon fanfic Pokémpanions's opener, "Mon in the Moon", Minun shouts a big "OH MY ARCEUS!!" when the gang's makeshift zipline starts to fail.
  • True Potential: Ino, who has been trying to find the perfect girlfriend for Shino, mentally screams "OH MY GOD!" when she sees the Aburame blushing while talking to Fū and realizes the latter is perfect for him.
  • In the Star Trek: Voyager Slash Fic Why Janeway Doesn't Have Sex, or the Seven Solution, Captain Janeway gives a Big OMG in response to simulation and Seven of Nine responds, "I have not yet reached that level of perfection."
  • When Nino finds Marinette in Chapter 1 of the Miraculous Ladybug fic Won't Tell a Soul, both of them said it after he found out
    Ladybug: Oh my god.
    Nino: Oh my god.
    Ladybug: Oh my god!
    Nino: OH MY GOD!
    Ladybug: Nino, shut up!

    Films - Animated 
  • In Eight Crazy Nights, Davey has one when he sees that his trailer has caught fire.
  • In Hercules, we get this exchange from Pain and Panic when they recognize Hercules' name:
    Pain: Wait a minute, wasn't Hercules the name of that kid we were supposed to...
    Pain & Panic: OH, MY GODS! RUN FOR IT! (Hades grabs them)
  • The Iron Giant:
    • Kent when he notices half of his car is destroyed.
    • Also hilariously done when Hogarth says it during dinner and he's just noticed the giant's hand in the living room... and he turns it into part of the prayer he's saying.
  • Dr. Cockroach has one of these in Monsters vs. Aliens. The twist? It's a literal "Oh-em-GEE!"
  • The pre-movie short "All's Fair in Love & Friendship Games" in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games: Sweetie Drops and Lyra give a G-rated variant when they hear about the Friendship Games tryouts.
    Sweetie Drops: O.
    Lyra: M.
    Both: Goodness!
  • In Turning Red, Mei tries to hide in the bathroom after transforming at school, but another girl, Stacy, comes out of a stall and starts to shout "O... M..." before Mei covers her face with one giant paw and slowly pushes her back into the stall. Later Stacy sees Mei's arm become furry as she throws a dodgeball, connects the dots, and has the exact same reaction upon seeing a transformed Mei in the bathroom soon after.

    Films - Live-Action 
  • In a movie that consists of Ray Bradbury vignettes, the segment dealing with "the Veldt" ends with a psychologist discovering that two kids have fed their parents to lions in a "virtual" nursery. His reaction? A deadpan "Oh my god..."
  • Troll 2 shows how not to say it.
    • In Spanish, "¡Dios míoooooooooooooo!"
    • The worst part about it? Listen to the very end. He's not actually shouting "Oh my God!", he's shouting "Oh my Gosh!" - though it might just be a case of Gosh Dang It to Heck!. Hopefully.
      • His scream fails so hard to inspire fear that not even that fly on his forehead is convinced to move away.
  • The Goonies loves this. "Oh my God" is stated 17 times, spoken by 7 characters. Some of the more drawn out ones include:
    • Mikey and Chunk when Chunk breaks the small statue of David.
    • Brand when he's about to fly off the road at high speed on a child-sized bicycle.
    • Stef and Andi when they step on the rake.
    • Mouth and Stef when they spot the pirate ship for the first time.
    • Mama Fratelli when Mouth spits out all the jewels he was hiding.
    • And finally topped off by the sheriff with "Holy Mary, mother of God" when he sees the pirate ship sailing off at the end.
  • In The Wicker Man (1973), Sgt. Howie lets out a few of these in the final scene, as well as a well-delivered Big "NO!". Given Howie's strict Christianity, it seems likely that he is deliberately invoking God, rather than simply using the Big Man's name as an expletive.
    "Oh My God! Oh, Jesus Christ!"
    • Pretty much a given, considering that he's just realized the locals are going to burn him alive and there's nothing he can do about it.
  • In Rookie of the Year as the kid goes up to bat for the first time the mother who's watching the game on television starts chanting "Oh my God" then it switches to the the pitcher who he replaced who chants the same thing, than finally it switches to the titular kid who says the exact same thing before ducking the pitch.
    Mother: Oh my God, oh my God
    Replaced pitcher: Oh my God, oh my God
    Kid: Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God [pitch comes] Gaaaah! [ducks]
  • A great example is shouted by Austin Powers when he discovers his wife is a Fembot.
  • Tough Guys Don't Dance: The 'Oh, God! Oh, man!' from Ryan O' Neal.
  • Volcano: From Dr. Jaye Calder (Jacquline Kim) after the La Brea Tarpits exploded and erupted lava for the first time on Wilshire Blvd.
  • Happy Gilmore: Shooter McGavin said this when he turned around and saw Richard Kiel's character after he taunted him if he can drive the ball farther than Happy.
    Shooter: Well, moron, good for Happy Gilm-OH MY GOD!
  • Liv Tyler has a hysterical (and hilarious) one of these when she first hears the Oneders on the radio in That Thing You Do!
  • Rick O'Connell in The Mummy (1999) gives us a slightly toned-down version when faced with a giant sand wall:
    Rick: Oh my god! Winston! PEDAL FASTEEER!!
  • Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, when Judge Doom shows her the Dip Truck. It's one of the few times we see her lose her composure.
    Jessica: Oh my God, it's DIIIIIP!
  • Fifty-seven seconds in: "Oh my GOD! He's dating a fat-ass hipster chick! I HATE her stupid guts!"
  • Jeremy Capello delivers this line in a fearful/incredulous way in My Best Friend is a Vampire, when his vampire allure targets the wrong person, as his nemesis' dumpy sidekick throws himself at his friend Ralph.
  • In Ghostbusters II, Judge Stephen Wexler, after shouting his sentence upon Ray, Egon, Peter, AND Lewis, as well as a nasty declaration of " having them burned at the stake" akin to the Salem Witch Trials, the jar of ectoplasmic goo used as evidence explodes, and the ghosts of the murderous Scoleri Brothers appears... Cue his reaction as the ghosts wreck havoc inside the courtroom.
  • In Ten Inch Hero, Priestly delivers this line upon realizing what tampons are for, dropping the box in disgust.
  • Marty Wolf in Big Fat Liar does this when (after taking a shower) he realizes his skin was dyed blue and his hair orange.
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Willie has these moments repeatedly as she is grossed out or shocked by her rough surroundings.
  • Just Friends: A bystander says this when Mike accidentally tasers Samantha making her fall off of a balcony.
  • Ace Ventura shouts one of these shortly after his revelation of Lt. Lois Einhorn's "secret":
    Ace: Oh my God! Einhorn is a man?!
  • The Boat That Rocked: "Young" Carl delivers one in disgust at The Count's horrible attempt at flirting with a guest on the ship.
    The Count: I haven't had sex in a month.
    "Young" Carl: (visibly embarrassed) Oh my God!
  • After Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country opens with the explosion of the Klingon moon Praxis, Captain Hikaru Sulu of the Excelsior has this reaction when he sees the Planar Shockwave coming.
    "My...God! Shields! Shields!"
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe:
    • Pepper Potts delivers one for the ages in Iron Man 2 when "Natalie Rushman" flips Happy Hogan square on his ass. If it hadn't been recorded some 25 years earlier, one would swear "The Show" by Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick had sampled her.
    • Thor: Ragnarok: Thor lets out one when the Grandmaster melts another prisoner with his melting stick right beside him.
  • In Pokémon Detective Pikachu, Detective Pikachu shouts "Oh my God!" when he realizes that a human being (Tim) can actually understand him.
  • Wonder Woman (2017): Charlie's reaction when they finally see Ares in the flesh is loud, incredulous, and also a rather literal OH MY GOD.


    Live-Action TV 
  • This has been said near the end in almost every Pimp My Ride episode when they reveal the driver's pimped out vehicle, and almost every home renovation show (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Fixer Upper and the like) when they reveal the owners' new home.
    • Take any American reality show. Rare is the episode when no big OM Gs can be heard when they reveal the pimped out wardrobe/wife/friend/apartment. Shows with only young female participants (take America's Next Top Model) are extremely loaded with this...
      • the point where many Finnish viewers, put off by the deadness of the horse as well as the very loudness of the flogging thereof, deliberately will watch a Canadian or Australian version instead. They are known as a stoic people, and the usage of similar phrases is rare, usually a result from heavy influence of American tv shows.

  • Roslin in Battlestar Galactica; "Oh, My Gods!, it's Ellen Tigh."
  • Spoofed in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    Vampire: Oh, my God!
    Buffy: Oh, your God what?
    Vampire: Oh, well, you know, not my God, because I defy him and all of his works...
  • Jon Stewart used it repeatedly in a segment of The Daily Show where he parodied Glen Beck.
  • Doctor Who:
  • Frasier: The titular character, being the Large Ham that he is, uses this phrase and variants thereof repeatedly. It is arguably his catchphrase for the series (...apart from his trademark "I'm listening" of course).
  • Janice on Friends has this as an Incoming Ham catchphrase, typically with short pauses between each word. Interestingly, it was even part of her first line of dialogue on the show, but it wasn't delivered with quite so much emphasis, and quite possibly wasn't meant to become a catchphrase at the time.
  • Grey's Anatomy: This is Meredith's reaction when she realizes that John Doe is George. Then Meredith rushes off to tell everyone, they rush him into surgery, and he dies, making this far worse.
  • House emits two of these in the same scene (with the same inflections as Janice above) when he inquires about Cuddy's missing underwear.
  • In a case of Gratuitous English for Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger, Gao Yellow yells this upon seeing a vampire-type thing rising from a coffin, smacking it with the nearest blunt object to emphasize each word.
  • iCarly: Spencer lets this loose when Sam's boyfriend Jonah ruins his claymation movie in iHate Sam's Boyfriend.
    • Carly, Sam, and Freddie also say this on various occasions.
    • In iGo To Japan Freddie shouts the three-letter version when pushed out of the airplane by Sam.
    • There was a WHOLE EPISODE called iOMG!
  • A Running Gag in Lucifer thanks to the Devil's Daddy Issues.
    Lucifer: You're not the one being taunted all the while! "Oh God" this and "Oh God" that! He's popping up everywhere and spoiling my favorite things!
    Chloe: I'd really hate to be in your head.
  • Magnum, P.I.: Higgins often utters this when frustrated with Magnum's antics, in contrast with his otherwise reliably British Stiff Upper Lip.
  • Andy has one of these on The Office when he realizes his girlfriend is actually a high school student. (Which sounds bad, but he says they "didn't do anything illegal... except knock over those mailboxes with her friends.") Jim then has a sarcastic "Oh my God" of his own in response.
  • On One Day at a Time, Ann Romano turned it into a catchphrase. She didn't say it loud, but she did draw it out: "Ohhhh, myyyy goooood..."
  • Teen Wolf: Stiles, in regards to not being able to help Scott out at sneaking over a fence, Batman style. Actually, he pretty much goes "OH MY GOD" all the time. In every episode.
  • Kelso in That '70s Show gets two in the first season episode, "Grandma's Dead".
    Kelso: [trying to get his eight-track out of the car that contains Grandma's dead body] Grandma Foreman, could you just move your leg a little bit
    Donna: Kelso! She's dead!
    Kelso: [frantically flings himself out of the car] OH MY GOD!!! '[[notices the eight-track in his hand, squeals and drops it, then stares at his hands]'' OH MY GOD!!!!!!
    • In the third season, when Fez thinks that Big Rhonda will let him bed her, he stumbles into the Foremans' basement with a big grin and lets out at least three loud "Oh my God!!" before telling his friends why he's so happy.
  • The West Wing: This happens a few times, usually comedically.
    • The most notable examples are C.J. and Donna's reactions to Josh's disastrous press briefing, which are, respectfully, "Oh my God" (repeated several times with increasing emphasis) and "Oh my God, Josh. I mean, oh my GOD!"
    • Donna does this when she finds Josh hungover in his office, although she is speaking loudly intentionally to bother him.
    • C.J. does this in response to Bartlet's comeback in the presidential debate.
  • Schitt's Creek has many of these since one of the big Shared Family Quirks of the Rose family is to exclaim "Oh my God!" Some more prominent examples:
    • David says it when he witnesses his parents Primal Scene.
    • Alexis says it at the Allez Vous party, right before she says "Eww, David" for the first time.
    • David says this when his parents crash Mutt's barn party.
    • David says it when his father tries to be supportive after walking in on him after his tryst with Jake.
    • Alexis says it when she realizes her family thought she was pregnant.
    • Johnny says it when he reads a bad motel review that was clearly inspired by Moira's customer service.
    • Moira says it after the Jazzagals finish their Nine Inch Nails medely: "Oh my god, so moooody!"
    • David says this when he realizes Patrick hasn't come out to his parents.
    • David says this when people keep interrupting his engagement news.
  • Used completely seriously (and heartbreakingly in the series finale of M*A*S*H, when Hawkeye finally remembers the event that landed him in the psych hospital.
    Hawkeye: Oh my God! OH MY GOD! It wasn't a chicken! It was a baby! She smothered her own baby!
  • Arrow. Played literally when Felicity Smoak sets up a meeting with notorious hackitivist Kojo Sledgehammer, only to find she's a geeky fangirl excited at meeting her idol.
    Kojo: OMG!
    Felicity: Oh...MG?
  • Played for laughs in Ms. Marvel (2022). When Kamala tells her family that she is the heroine "Night Light", Yusuf and Aamir act incredulous, with Aamir shouting "Oh my God!" Kamala then turns to Muneeba and asks, "You told them already?"
  • Played for heartwarming in Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego, in which host Greg Lee was genuinely shocked to find out his mother was an informant.
    Greg's Mom: Greg!
    Greg: OH MY GOD.


    Newspaper Comics 
  • Comic strip Zits makes a commentary on the frequency in which girls spout this phrase; in one, D'ijon (Pierce's GF) and Sara gush over the the birthday present Pierce gave her- ergo, many omgs from both girls. On the side, Pierce's friend Jeremy tells him "Nicely done", to which Pierce responds, "Thanks- anything beyond six 'Oh My Gods' ranks as genius."

    Professional Wrestling 

  • Griff Rhys Jones' Radio 2 comedy show had a recurring sketch about a stereotypical American sitcom called "Oh My God", so called because, indeed, at least 50% of the dialogue was characters screaming "Oh...My...God!" for no reason.

  • Legally Blonde: The Musical, naturally, turns it into a song. A long, bouncy, joyful song.
  • Noises Off features one of these, shouted very loudly by a man backstage during the middle of a performance. Fortunately, it coincided exactly with a point in the script at which the same phrase was to be shouted.
  • Sweeney Todd get both this and a Big "NO!" when he discovers that the Beggar Woman he just murdered is actually his wife. He even sings it.
  • Peter And The Starcatcher has when Black Stache loses his hand by catching it in the chest. What makes this particularly amazing is the sheer number of OMGs dropped, going from pain to rapid-fire to valley girl to an entire faux talk-show anecdote to "ermagerd", back to pain and ending with a few big ones. It deserved the applause it got.

    Video Games 
  • EXTRAPOWER: Star Resistance: A big one is given midway through Stage 4, watching Dark Force level the Shakun Star capital city with a dark strike cannon blast. OH MY GOD! The city is.... destroyed.
  • Franco Bash's Death Cry Echo is arguably his most recognizable gimmick.
  • Hilariously done in Shadow Hearts: From The New World; when it is revealed just how much is at stakes, hyperactive Frank lets out a non-subtitled "OH MY GOD!" with over-dramatic body language. Nobody notices. Or cares.
  • Shiki in The World Ends with You, upon seeing her idol the Prince: "Omi- omi- omi- oho ho ho ho ohh! emm! gee!" Joshua thinks she's having a stroke.
  • Mario Party: In the original Japanese version, Luigi and Wario say "Oh my God!" when something really bad happens to them. Overseas, Luigi instead Moans and Groans in disappointment instead, and Wario says "So ein mist!"note  (loosely translating as "Oh, Crap!").
  • After the first Bonus Stage of Final Fight, a Mad Gear Gang member comes back to find his wrecked car and shouts OH, MY GOD! in the Japanese version and OH, MY CAR! in international versions.
  • Used seriously a couple of times in Portal 2, most notably when GLaDOS realizes that she used to be Caroline, and when she sees the damage Wheatley has done to the facility. Also used far more humourously—turns out that GLaDOS has a habit of overreacting sometimes. Like to a bird laying some eggs.
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots: Both Meryl and Naomi say this word for word when they see Snake's Clone Degeneration-induced Rapid Aging.
  • This is Jak's reaction in Jak 3: Wastelander when it's revealed that the Precursors, the ancient race who created the world are ottsels.
  • Team Fortress 2:
    • The game has the Spy, when he's attacked with Jarate. (MON DIEU!!)
    • The Scout has one upon receiving rare items in MvM mode:
      Scout: OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD!
  • The maimai song "Garakuta Doll Play" has a sample of someone screaming "OH MY GOOOODDDDDDD!!" near the end of the song. Then it repeats three times in a row.
  • Bendy and the Ink Machine: Henry utters one on seeing Boris strapped to the table.
  • In Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, Bently belts one out in "Descent into Danger" when he first sees the body part-laden waterfall.
    Bentley: Oh, my gawd! A green waterfall overflowing with bones and body parts. I'm telling you, the health department's going to come down bigtime on this dump.
  • Downplayed in Grand Theft Auto V, Trevor will occasionally utter "Oh my good Lord!" but doesn't raise his voice to the point of shouting.


    Web Originals 
    • In his review for the Twilight movie there's these lines: "Oh my God, I got it! That kid is Superman!" "Oh my God! ...That is so hot!"
  • A YouTube video called "Live Webcast Fail."
  • The Annoying Orange: Occurs in Wasssabi when Lemon sees Wasabi.
    Lemon: OH MY GOD! It's WASABIII!
  • Idiots of Garry's Mod had a scene where an actor invoked this trope upon noticing his chat buddy being covered in headcrabs.
  • In Red vs. Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles, Sarge swaps Lopez's head and Andy the Bomb when Caboose isn't looking. Caboose, who had been talking to Andy, turns back around and says, "Andy! Now you're a real boy!" When Sarge realizes that he needs both Andy and Lopez so that Andy can translate Lopez's message, he distracts Caboose again by making him think he heard something behind him by telling him he heard something behind him. When Caboose turns around again, Sarge has replaced Lopez's head with a skull. Caboose's response is, "Oh - my - GOD! Andy! You're dead! How did this happen?"
  • In episode three of Team XGP's Outlaw Star Abridged, Hilda does this upon seeing a "Space-F-C" restaurant. McDougal's drive-through is closer, but "They don't have the Double-Down!"
  • This single match Let's Play deserves a special mention... Try to shout OMG 34 TIMES. OUT LOUD. And that's as a part of an Affectionate Parody of Joel Gertner... or was it more of a bad impersonation? Well, YMMV.
  • Chuggaaconroy's Let's Play of Pokémon Crystal contains this. Specifically, when he finds a shiny Koffing in Burned Tower. Lampshaded later in the LP, given that it is Chuggaaconroy.
  • NintendoCapriSun gave one of these in Part 51 of his Mother 3 Let's Play , when he went through a door and found the Ultimate Chimera, who almost immediately spotted him and began chasing him.
  • Duke Nukem quotes the exact line from Troll 2 in Duke Nukem Forever Fail
  • More like Big OMK (Oh My Kismoto!) in DSBT InsaniT like when Fire Guy latches onto Seth's face.
  • When the Game Grumps play You Don't Know Jack 2011, Jon gets frustrated during the Jack Attack and starts mashing his buzzer, losing all his money in the process. When the final totals of the Grumps are unveiled, this exchange occurs:
    Arin: OH MY GAHD!
    Jon: I have to pay them all that money?!
    Arin: Dude... You'd better sell your fuckin' house, dude!
  • JonTron:
    • His reaction to the Galactic Dance Off minigame in Star Wars Kinect when he sees Han Solo dancing.
    • In his Disney Bootleg episode, he screams in autotune in sync with Circle of Life when he saw a Game Over where Simba hangs himself. (Curiously, if you take out the autotune, the Circle of Life "OMG" sounds similar to the Han Solo "OMG" above)
  • RedLetterMedia loves this.
    Mike: I clapped when Darth Vader turned on his red lightsaber!
    Jay: Holy shit, there was a red lightsaber and he used the Foooorce!
  • Android 18 lets out one of these when she sees the size of Krillin's Gag Penis in Dragon Ball Z Abridged. She then immediately demands he get on the bed, much to his delight.
  • During Dream's Minecraft Manhunts, Dream frequently says this whenever the hunters manage to force him to run.

    Western Animation 
  • Bob's Burgers: Bob usually gives an exasperated "Oh my god...", which sometimes gets upgraded to a louder "OH, MY GOD!" when something particularly unfortunate or shocking happens.
  • The Dingo Pictures cartoon Son of the Lion King (also known as Lion and the King) features this line, which has become memetic due to its over-the-top delivery:
    Lion King: The diamonds! MY GOD! I'd forgotten them completely!
  • In King of the Hill, this is one of Hank's favorite phrases, usually denoting something he either does not or can not understand.
  • Brian gives a truncated one in Family Guy while Stewie's beating him senseless over an unpaid loan, just before Stewie takes the Amusing Injuries to the next level...
    Brian: Stewie, this is crazy, you've got to... oh my god! (gets roasted by a flamethrower)
    • Peter gets some of this too in a rather cynical way.
      Peter: OH MY GOD, who...the hell...cares?!?
  • South Park:
    • The oft-repeated line, "OH MY GOD! They killed Kenny!"
      "You bastards!"
    • Randy Marsh gets two separate Big OMGs when he realizes every senior citizen in town is driving at the same time.
    • A notable example (when Stan's parents accidentally send a porno to Butters's house):
      Sharon: "Wow, the production values are really good in this porno."
      Randy: "Yeah, it almost looks like... the Lord of the... OH MY GOD!"
    • The first Christmas episode has Kyle's baby brother Ike playing with the family's menorah. When he catches fire, Sheila gives one before Gerald douses the flames.
  • Candace of Phineas and Ferb gets a good one. Bonus points for actually saying the letters instead of the phrase.
  • The Simpsons: Here's one from "Missionary: Impossible":
    Homer: Oh, how's the TV reception here? Excellent, or...
    Q'Toktok: [wondering] Tee... vee?
    Homer: You don't have TV? But what will I watch when I'm sitting on the couch?
    Ak: [slowly] Couch?
    Homer: No couches either? Oh, man, I need a beer.
    [Q'Toktok and Ak just stare at each other]
    Homer: [collapsing to the ground] Oh, God! Oh, God! Oh, God! Oh, God!
    Natives: [imitating and collapsing like Homer] Oh, God! Oh, God! Oh, God! Oh, God!
    • In "Kamp Krusty", Krusty has this reaction when Bart tells him that one of the campers of Kamp Krusty was eaten by a bear.
      Krusty: OH MY GOD!
      Bart: Well actually, it was just his hat.
      Krusty: Was it a nice hat?
      Bart: Oh yeah.
      Krusty: OH MY GOD!
  • A pre-credits sketch in Animaniacs makes fun of "previously on" clips in TV shows. Sprinkled amongst numerous scenes are ones of an action-hero-y looking guy looking off-camera while exclaiming "Oh, my...!" only to be cut off by an explosion from offscreen.
  • In one episode of Duckman, Cornfed gives off one of these in his usual deadpan/near-monotone style.
  • In Batman: The Animated Series, Batman has this reaction upon learning Mr. Freeze's backstory. The crew noted they were surprised they were able to get away with it.
    Batman: My God...
    Mr. Freeze: Yes. It would move me to tears if I still had tears to shed.

    Real Life 
  • Bleacher Report's 2022 NFL Draft show got both this and a Big "WHAT?!" nearly simultaneously as Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce and host Adam Lefkoe — a lifelong Eagles fan — learned live on air that Philadelphia had just made a blockbuster trade for wide receiver A.J. Brown.
    Lefkoe: Apparently there's a trade, and they're not telling me what it is, so we're going to find this out togeth — (Text appears on screen detailing the trade) OH MY GOD!
    Kelce: WHAT?!

OH MY GOD!! My life! It's all ruined!!!!!

Alternative Title(s): Oh My God


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Arnold's laughable scream after discovering he's about to get eaten.

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