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George: Don't we have a deal with the pigeons?
Jerry: Of course we have a deal. They get out of the way of our cars, and we look the other way on the statue defecation.
Seinfeld, "The Merv Griffin Show"

Most birds fly. Most birds are also not potty trained (even the Clever Crows). Therefore, it's statistically likely that a bird will poop on something or somebody inappropriate while flying or perching. And, of course, a lot of people (especially children) like Toilet Humour, so naturally, there will often be jokes about birds pooping in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The bird in question is often a pigeon or a gull as they are common, but any (usually flight-capable) bird will do.

Sometimes, the idea of birds pooping on people is likened to an attack (after all, aerial attacks and birds pooping from above are both unwanted and involve things falling from the sky, although bird poop is considerably less dangerous) and some satirical works may have birds pooping on people or things on purpose. Another parody is having flying dinosaurs poop on characters or things. It is also sometimes referred to as "whitewashing" because bird poop is generally accompanied by bird urine, which is thick like paint, and white.

Anyone can be on the butt end of a Bird Poop Gag, but it's especially common for people with prized objects (so the object gets pooped on), antagonists, sticks-in-the-mud, and unlucky people.

Compare Urine Trouble for another gag revolving around animal waste, and Balloon-Bursting Bird for the other ways birds do to ruin people as gags. Often involves Pesky Pigeons.


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  • An advertisement for Farmers Insurance has a man in a red convertible look for a parking space. He rejects a spot with pigeons sitting on overhead wires as the ground is covered in bird poop, but instead, he parks by a construction site and the car gets covered in cement, then a bird poops on the cement.
  • One Progressive insurance ad features Flo defending a client's car from potential hazards, fending off tennis balls and thrown newspapers, and asking a morning dove to leave the area. It's implied, although not stated outright, that the latter is to avert this trope.
  • One Red Bull commercial has a bird poop on a man's shoulder, so the man drinks Red Bull, grows wings, flies above the bird, and undoes his pants, which scares the bird.
  • A rather infamous Nissan commercial that aired during the Superbowl in 1997 had a flock of birds in a Top Gun spoof (complete with "Danger Zone" as background music) trying to dive-bomb a moving Maxima... with bird poop.

    Anime & Manga 
  • The Beast Wars Neo episode "Hardhead is Hardheaded" has a Running Gag of things hitting Hardhead in the head. At one point, he gets hit by droppings from a bird flying above him.
  • Gals! has a scene where Ran is hanging out near the Hachiko statue and gets pooped on by a passing bird. She immediately goes the bird while threatening to eat it, and actually manages to catch it before her friends convinces her to let it go by treating her to Takoyaki.
  • Heaven's Design Team: Discussed by the team while talking against Saturn's pegasus idea. Venus mentions that birds need to frequently defecate to get rid of excess body weight, which allows them to fly more easily. Applying this to a flying horse prompts a visual of the creature shooting out poop like rain from its butt is enough to turn Shimoda off the idea entirely.
  • In episode 24a of Jewelpet: Magical Change, Garnet is in front of a karaoke store when bird droppings fall on her head. Garnet, surprisingly, actually likes it because she thinks nightingale droppings are good for the skin, and she even asks the bird to poop on her again. The result is that a little sprout pops out of her head due to seeds being in the droppings.
  • In JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: JoJolion, while Dainenjiyama is searching for Yasuho and Tsurugi, a bird's droppings land on his shoulder, causing him to emit a Cluster F-Bomb as he chases the birds away.
  • The first segment of the 31st episode of Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama has Paline freak out after getting hit in the face with bird droppings.
  • In the second chapter of Pokémon Adventures, a Pidgey flies above Professor Oak's head and poops on his face.
  • In episode 13 of Smile PreCure!, Miyuki/Cure Happy drew 'worst luck' in a shrine and as the first part of the misfortune, a bird pooped on her head.

    Asian Animation 
  • In the Bhaagam Bhaag episode "Kabootarr", Sunny rides a big group of birds through the sky. The birds poop all over some citizens, including a kid who is not happy and starts crying. At the end of that same episode, Sunny summons the birds to poop on his shoes when some of his fellow students make fun of his half pooped-on shoes; the waste materials hit those students as well.
  • In Season 8 episode 8 of Happy Heroes, one of the curses Merlin casts on Smart S. causes bird poop to fall on him.
  • In Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: Joys of Seasons episode 55, Wolffy gets pooped on by a bird while watching over the Goat Village gate being guarded by what looks to be Master Pao Pao and Brother Tai, but are actually cardboard cutouts. The bird is distracted by a female of the same species and hits the gate, causing one of the cardboard cutouts to fall over.

    Comic Books 
  • The cover for the first issue of The Thing: Freakshow has Ben Grimm be a victim of this. Needless to say, that first issue doesn't treat him very kindly.
  • In the Tintin book Prisoners of the Sun, one of the Thom(p)sons asks what guano is, after seeing piled sacks of it. Captain Haddock is not sure how to put it until a bird poops on the detective's hat, prompting Haddock to say, "Guano? Well, that's a free sample!".
  • In a four-page comic book story from The Smurfs, a Smurf is about to enjoy a dessert when a passing bird flies over it and drops poop on top of it. Later on, he tries to give that same dessert to Grouchy, but he passes on it.
  • Variation: In a mid-70's issue of DC's humor comic "Plop!," a page drawn by Batman artist Carmine Infantino has the Caped Crusader detailing the Batmobile, shining it up, when a white blotch drops down onto the hood. The final panel has Batman shaking his fist at the bats up in the stalactites.
  • DC Super Friends had a joke in the 14th issue about the Flash being rendered motionless and unable to prevent seagulls from pooping on him.

    Comic Strips 
  • The Far Side:
    • One strip has people and a dog with targets on them and the caption "How birds see the world".
    • Another strip has a man diligently washing and waxing his car. Above, a single bird sits on a wire, thinking, "You are mine. All mine."

    Fan Works 
  • The Bolt Chronicles: Deconstructed in "The Protection Payment." While it's never stated blatantly, Joey the pigeon considers his pooping on statues to be art.
    Joey: Hey! I ain't some random seagull who fancies himself an artiste just because he tags everything. I'm a modern-day pigeon Picasso here. Texture, color, thickness — a true craftsman pays attention to what he does. That work I did on the Ulysses Grant Memorial Statue in Brooklyn was a classic. It takes planning to lay down decoration so it balances out in a Fibonacci Series pattern like that.
  • The fanfic writer A.A. Pessimal has a lot of bird poop jokes in Discworld fanfiction centering around Assassin Jocasta Wiggs, as Continuity Nod's to an appearance in canon where Sam Vimes drops her into a cesspit. The story Bungle in the Jungle has her in Howondaland, where seabirds poop on her intentionally to make art as she's on a broomstick because she's wearing black and their poop is whitish. Later on, she is introduced to a flying elephant called an osibisi and learns not to observe them from directly underneath for this reason.

    Films — Animated 
  • Double subverted in The Angry Birds Movie: As Chuck tells why he's on anger management, he's shown teasing a police officer trying to give him a ticket with his Super-Speed, ending with him appearing to poop on his shoulder. It later appears to be vanilla ice cream, but later, Chuck says that it was not.
  • In The Book of Life, a bird poops on some churros that a vendor is trying to sell.
  • Happens twice in Dennis The Menace In Cruise Control:
    • The first time, it happens to Dennis when he takes Princess Liana to the deck of the cruise ship they're on. When he says, "I'm king of the world!", a seagull poops on his head, which causes Liana to burst out laughing.
      Liana: You must have been standing on the poop deck!
    • The second time, it happens to Mr. Wilson when he gets carried away by three tropical birds. After they drop him off at Liana's castle, one of them poops on his face.
  • The Dingo Pictures film Wabuu The Cheeky Raccoon starts with two birds pooping on Wabuu's head to see if he can take a joke.
  • In Early Man, the giant duck poops on Lord Nooth during the soccer game.
  • Make Mine Music: In "The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met", there are seagulls in Willie's audience. The spectators beneath them seem to think this trope will happen, so they wear their programs on their heads to avoid getting dirty.
  • Migration: Discussed when youngest mallard Gwen has to go while the family is making their first-ever migration. Due to being sheltered her whole life, she's too nervous to do it in the open air.
    Pam: Every bird does it in the sky!
    Gwen: What if someone is looking down there?
    Pam: No one is looking down there! I told you, we are not landing! There is no way we're landing!
    Gwen: Are you sure no one's watching?!
    Gwen: Okay, okay!
  • In Rugrats Go Wild!, Angelica sees a bird holding a cupcake and yells at it to "Drop it, bighead!", but it poops on her face instead.
    • Later, during "Big Bad Cat", an entire flock of parrots splatters Siri while her claws are stuck in a tree.
      Spike: Bombs away, ladies!
  • In Shrek 2, Prince Charming is on the receiving end of this trope after making an over-the-top boast on how Shrek would pay after Shrek wrecked his mother's workshop, which (amongst other things) led to most of her workers turning into doves.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In one of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies, the bird that Rowley used in his magic act poops on Patty.
  • Evan Almighty sees several instances of birds excreting throughout the film. They dump on Evan's windshield at one point, several birds attached to him dispense while he's having to present to the congressmen, and when Congressman Long has Evan removed from the Congress hearing, all the birds poop on the evil congressman as retribution on the way out of the building.
  • Happens to The Thing in Fantastic Four (2005) when he's lamenting on the Brooklyn Bridge over his mutation.
  • In Fight Club, the members of Project Mayhem use bird seeds to draw a huge flock of pigeons to a Mercedes Benz dealership. The next day all the cars are covered in poop.
  • In The Flintstones, Wilma and Betty's day out shopping at a strip mall is ruined when the emergency sirens start blaring. A giant pterodactyl is approaching, and everyone scrambles to find shelter moments before the entire mall is covered in white poop.
  • In the parody film High Anxiety, Dr. Richard Thorndyke (played by Mel Brooks) gets poop-bombed by a HUGE FLOCK of pigeons, parodying The Birds.
  • In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Radagast is shown to have bird poop in his hair. This is to be expected, as he keeps a birds in a nest under his wizard hat.
  • In the film Slappy and the Stinkers, a forest ranger looks up at a bird from underneath... BIG MISTAKE.
  • They Call Me Bruce (1982) uses this to parody the When You Snatch the Pebble scene in Kung Fu (1972). Bruce, challenged to do the same by his grandfather, replies that there's a large bird hovering over him. Grandfather laughs at the idea that he could be fooled by such a simple trick, whereupon said bird promptly poops on his head, enabling Bruce to snatch away the stone.
  • In Con Air, a man is seen complaining that he always gets bird poop on his car just after he washes it; trying to wipe it off the window makes him miss the light and delays him enough so that the body the heroes had dropped from a plane lands on his car as well.
  • The Yellow Rolls-Royce: Paolo's sidekick Friedlander looks up at the Leaning Tower of Pisa in admiration, and a bird poops on his face.
  • In Dog Days (2018), Jimmy and Liz's kiss on the beach is interrupted by a bird pooping on Jimmy's back.
  • Inverted and then played semi-straight in Top Secret!: as Nick and Hillary walk through a park, there is a large pigeon statue where three guys (played by the directors) come flittering down, land on the statue, and proceed to "decorate" in that special way. After Nick and Hillary walk off, the guys fly off, then the statue drops a load.
  • Happenstance: A macaroon is eaten by a pigeon, who promptly poops—directly on to a photo that two tourists have just gotten printed.
  • The Man in the Iron Mask: Just after Aramis has berated Porthos for being miserable, telling him he should be cheerful, surrounded by the robins singing and the pigeons cooing, a bird poops on Porthos's hat.
  • A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! has a scene where a bird poops on AJ's head.
  • Racing Stripes has Goose the 'hitbird' pelican, who apparently 'hits' other birds this way. Only trouble is, he has bad aim, which resulted in the Noodle Incident that drove him to Kentucky. At the end of the film though, he manages to score a direct hit on Clara Dalrymple's hat.
  • Willow: At the near-end of the movie, the titular hero performs the magic trick his wizard mentor did (the-stone-into-a-bird trick), and does it successfully. Unfortunately for Burglekutt, he gets a very nasty surprise, right on his bald head!
  • The Fabelmans had Sammy filming the school's Ditch Day at the beach and deciding to a sequence invoking this, where after filming a person laying in the sand, the camera raises to film a flying seagull while ice cream is dropped in the face, giving the impression of other droppings once the person is filmed again.

  • An angel comes down from heaven and wants to do a good deed. He sees a statue of a young couple, brings them back to life, and says that they can have whatever they want for twenty minutes. They hide in a bush for ten minutes and the angel says, "But you still have ten minutes left." The young people look at each other and the girl says, "Great, now you hold the pigeon and I will shit upon it."
  • There's a fun poem that goes like this:
    Little birdie in the sky.
    Left some dropping in my eye.
    I'm a big guy / girl I won't cry.
    I'm just glad that cows don't fly.

  • Exaggerated in the short story "Birdsdo" by Paul Jennings. A group of birds poop copiously, so much that it's almost like a rain of bird poop.
  • In the Dirty Bertie story "Potty!", Bertie and his class go on a school trip to a historical house, the roof of which is described as being "whitewashed with pigeon poo".
  • In one of the Fudge books, Uncle Feather the myna bird escapes and poops on the furniture, but they clean it up.
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: After one Transfiguration class session, Harry tells Dean Thomas that he's chosen as a Gryffindor Quidditch Chaser, as a temporary replacement to Katie Bell, who's still in hospital at the time. Dean leaves in excitement, leaving Harry alone uncomfortably with Seamus, whom Harry knows beforehand wouldn't like being glossed over as a potential Quidditch member. The moment only gets more awkward when one of the canaries Hermione conjures during said Transfiguration class session leaves a dropping on Seamus' head while the birds whizz over the boys.
  • Happens to Q in I, Q when he gets turned into a statue.
  • The Mapmakers Race has Carrot, the Satander kids' pet bird, "plop" as Humphrey puts it on some rivals' playing cards.
  • In Nothing But Trouble, Maisie is said to have had "the problem with the pigeon" on the way to school. It's implied to be this, as her parent is seen wiping her sleeve off.
  • In the kids' book Seagull Sid and the Naughty Things His Seagulls Did, Sid and a group of seagulls all poop on the picnickers and their belongings so that the seagulls can have the beach to themselves, with the exception of Freda (who was apparently unneeded) and Chris (who intended to, but missed).
  • In the phony newspaper The Shaggy Gully Times, a bird who teaches flying lessons eventually disallows her students to poop while flying because it caused trouble when some ostriches escaped from the zoo and one did "the biggest doo-doo ever" in the middle of the road.
  • A children's book called Zoo Poo talks about how all the animals in the zoo poop. One line is, "Toucans doo-doo when they're up in the sky" and it shows a toucan pooping on the boy.
  • In Hawk, when Vlad is trying to keep track of an invisible sorceress's precise location, Loiosh - a jhereg rather than a bird, but close enough - offers to shit on her head to make her position obvious. Vlad warns his familiar not to do this, knowing she may target Loiosh if he dares.
  • In the first book of The Wolf Chronicles, after Borlla taunts Kaala, Kaala's raven friend Tlitoo lets loose on Borlla's head, complete with an accompanying haiku:
    Pup looks better now.
    Dirty fur is nice and white,
    Thanks to raven's help.
  • In Chance And Choices Adventures, a bandit attack on the Williams Farm is thwarted by a murder of crows, apparently summoned by prayer. That said, the crows don't attack the way you might expect, instead driving off the attackers in a much more... smelly manner. The characters mention they would find the whole thing Actually Pretty Funny if the situation wasn't so serious.
  • The Someday Birds: Doodie, a bird at a parrot rescue, gets free of his leg leash, lands on Charlie's head, and poops. The worker has to clean Charlie's hair with wet wipes.
  • Used a couple times in Animorphs when the kids use bird morphs. Tobias even joked about it once, saying anyone who makes him mad better buy a hat.
  • Roys Bedoys: In “Let’s Go on a Road Trip, Roys Bedoys!”, a seagull poops on Roys’s head.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Brittas Empire: The episode "An Inspector Calls" had a pigeon get stuck in the gymnasium. The pigeon ends up pooping on Brittas three times. Colin even notes that the pigeon seems to have it in for Brittas.
  • CSI: NY:
    • In season 2's 'Risk,' Stella and Flack are questioning a suspect who is feeding pigeons while standing up through the sunroof of his limo. They need his handkerchief for evidence and ask him to explain a large stain on it. He says the birds gave something back to him, and we get a flashback of that happening...on his face. A reference is made to it being considered good luck.
    • This scene has a mild Call-Back in season 7's 'Food for Thought.' Adam finds traces of bird saliva on a victim and asks Mac if he thinks someone getting bird spit on them is good luck "just like bird..." Mac testily interrupts him before he can finish his question.
  • Implied in the Dad's Army episode "Getting the Bird". Walker dopes a flock of pigeons and tries to sell them to the butcher for meat, but they wake up and fly into Captain Mainwaring's office, creating chaos. As the birds are being rounded up, Private Pike complains "Look what those pigeons did to my forage cap!" but Mainwaring tells him to stop complaining as it's meant to bring good luck.
  • Near the end of one episode from Family Matters, when Carl sees Steve holding a bird whistle, he's skeptical about its effectiveness in attracting birds. At Steve's encouragement, Carl tries it out. Several seconds later, a flock of birds fly above them and leaves a massive amount of droppings in their wake. Steve and Carl are unharmed because Steve holds an open umbrella over both of them, but Carl's car, which is parked outside, isn't so lucky.
    Steve: Look what you did.
  • Friends:
    • One of Rachel's Guys of the Week goes to pet Chandler and Joey's pet chick only for the bird to poop on his hand. He starts screaming at the chick unaware that Rachel and the others are standing right behind him and have now seen that Ross was right about the guy's Hair-Trigger Temper.
    • As Phoebe pauses in her attempt to mediate an argument between Chandler and Joey's chick and duck, Ross notices that the duck has done its business all over an angry letter he has written to his ex-wife Emily. He stops midway through yelling at the duck when he decides it actually enhances the message he is sending. Then he puts it an envelope, licks the seal - and grimaces in disgust.
  • In the Happy Days episode "Fonzie Drops In", Fonzie sees a bird sitting on his documents, and when it flies away, he observes that it's pooped.
  • Harrow: In "Audere Est Facere" ("To Dare Is to Do"), a driver who has stopped for a cup of coffee returns to his car to find a bird has crapped on the windscreen. He curses and starts to clean it off. As he is doing so, a body plummets from the sky and impacts on the roof of his car. Startled he takes a few steps back, and narrowly misses being hit by a second body that impacts the ground a few feet away.
  • As part of a prank in Just for Laughs: Gags, a police officer puts a submarine sandwich on the hood of a car he's giving a ticket to. Somebody else squirts what looks like bird poop on the sandwich and the people in the car watch in disgust as the cop eats it.
  • In an episode of Malcolm in the Middle, a man erects a large scale model of Pearl Harbor in his front yard. When the neighbor's kid covers it in worms, a flock of crow arrive in formation and dive bomb and destroy the harbor.
  • In the Mr. Bean episode "The Trouble with Mr Bean", the title character is forced to get dressed and clean his teeth in the car on the way to the dentist after oversleeping. After rinsing his mouth using the windscreen blower, he spits out of the window... straight into a builder's backside. The builder, seeing the white colour of the substance that hit him, assumes it's bird faeces and looks skyward for the offending bird (although he is puzzled by the minty smell).
  • Mr. Moseby in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody becomes a victim of this at the beginning of "Birdman in Boston" when a falcon flies overhead and drops its business on his shoulder. Its progeny, who has grown older over the past weeks, also does this to Moseby by the end of the episode.
  • The Two Ronnies: The sketch "It's a Duck" opens with Ronnie Barker's character entering wearing a 'Clacton Bird Sanctuary' top. When he turns away from the camera we see it's splattered with bird droppings.
  • Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga have the episode featuring Zandrias Kedamnya (an alien equivalent of a Pirate Parrot) who lets out it's droppings on Ignis to taunt him before leaving earth.
  • One Whose Line Is It Anyway? 'Scenes from a Hat' sketch is if statues could speak. Wayne Brady poses, looks up and says "Uh-oh. No doo doo please."


  • In the video for "The Sailor Song" by Toy-Box, Amir gets pooped on by a seagull puppet that tried to lust for his girlfriend.

  • One poem goes, "There once was a man from Wonthaggi, who went up a tree to catch a maggie. The maggie let fly and whitewashed his eye, that poor old man from Wonthaggi."
  • Another: "Little birdie flying high / Dropped a message from the sky / 'Oh,' said the farmer, wiping his eye, / 'It's lucky that my cows don't fly.'

  • The Birds: At one point the chorus (dressed up as birds) addresses the jurors of the play contest and urges them to award the first prize to The Birds. If they won't, birds will bombard them with their droppings whenever they wear fine clothes.
  • In Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad, Madame Rosepettle evokes this as a metaphor for her cynical attitude towards living and later refers back to it as one of the reasons she doesn't let her son go outside:
    "Life is a lie, my sweet. Not words but Life itself. Life in all its ugliness. It builds green trees that tease your eyes and draw you under them. Then when you're there in the shade and you breathe in and say, 'Oh God, how beautiful,' that's when the bird on the branch lets go his droppings and hits you on the head. Life, my sweet, beware. It isn't what it seems. I've seen what it can do."

    Video Games 
  • In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, when fortune-teller Katrina first arrives on Harv's Island, she predicts Harv's future... in which a yellow bird will poop on him and he won't notice. Harv's response implies that this happens to him frequently.
  • Aqua Pigs has seagulls as the antagonists, who poop and if it lands on your pod, then it's game over.
  • In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, "The Claptastic Voyage" campaign has a quick quest where you melt down Claptrap's Dignity until he's nothing but his accessories and camera eye and then to add insult in injury a bird dropping falls on him. (How a bird got into Claptrap's programming is a mystery.)
  • Dragon Age: Origins
    • Shale, a large stone golem, spent a few decades frozen as a statue but fully aware. As a result, Shale absolutely despises birds.
    • Leliana explains the outlandish fashions of Orlais and their one-upmanship by using the examples of feathered hats leading to hats decorated with whole taxidermized birds leading to one woman keeping live baby birds in her hair. The chirping was apparently charming until the inevitable results of keeping a live animal in one place happened.
  • Fable II has this in the opening cut scene when a robin dumps on the main character. His/her sister laughs and reassures that it's a sign of good luck.
  • Happy Street has a seagull named Poopy who gains speed whenever she poops on the villagers.
  • In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Guays will attempt to poop on Link's head, which will gradually drain his stamina. The droppings can be removed with a roll or Spin Attack.
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids: Whenever you check to see your current progress on the plunger ladder to escape, a bird comes through the window and flies around before pooping on Rayman's nose.
  • Star Ocean: The Divine Force: This occurs when the party arrives in the port of Rythal. While some fun is had with one of the gulls nailing Midas, Elena ends up reminding everyone that animal feces are a disease vector.
  • WarioWare: Twisted! has a microgame called "Power Line Pigeons" where you have to avoid getting pooped on by a flock of pigeons.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 1: Frontier Village is a giant tree with Nopon-ridden Pterixes (large Pterodactyls) constantly flying around it. When the player speaks to the unnamed Nopon npc's who walk on the outdoor balconies, several of them will mention that falling Pterix poo is just a fact of life in the village. One of them even stops mid-sentence, apparently having caught a dropping directly in the face as they were speaking to the player.
  • In Board Game Online, if a dead player reincarnates as a city pigeon, one of the events to earn karma to reincarnate as a human again is picking a target to poop on.

  • Apricot Cookie(s)!: When the cast is going on a road trip, Apricot is offered the seat in the middle that has 3 different birds pooping on it.
  • Freddy Fox: Subverted in the 92nd strip; Freddy is seen strutting on the sidewalk when, all of a sudden, he manages to avoid getting what seems to be bird poop on him. The last panel reveals that the bird was eating ice cream instead.

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    Western Animation 
  • The Action League NOW! episode, "Where Pigeons Dare" begins with the League attending the funeral for Helena XXII, the Pigeon Queen. During the funeral, one of the pigeons poops on Meltman.
  • American Dad!: In "An Incident at Owl Creek", Stan becomes a laughingstock when he defecates in his pool at a party. As Stan faces ridicule wherever he goes, a couple of pigeons poop on his car and laugh at him.
  • Animaniacs: Implied in one short. The Good Feathers claim they will "dive-bomb" Mr. Plotz's new car, and splatting is heard offscreen.
  • Bob's Burgers: In "Wag The Song", Bob tries to ruin Jimmy's awning by throwing bread crumbs on it so seagulls would gather there and do their business on it, coating it in enough bird crap to stop it from reflecting light into his restaurant.
  • Classic Disney Shorts:
    • In Sea Scouts, Donald moves away to avoid a seagull that was looking at his captain's hat, implying that it wanted to poop on the hat.
    • In The Simple Things, Mickey notices a seagull flying overhead while fishing, so he puts on his hat as a precaution.
  • Danny Phantom:
    • The cold open to the episode "Bitter Reunions" has Danny fighting some ghost vultures who he learns were sent to find and kill his father Jack Fenton. As he forces them to leave, Danny tells them not to ruin any windshields on the way out. He later gets hit by one of their droppings once he gets home and is rebuked by his parents for his failure to get home before his curfew.
    • "Infinite Realms" ends with Vlad Masters frozen solid and presented to Amity Park as a statue of himself. Some pigeons then appear on him and are implied to start pooping on him.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy: Parodied in "Urban Ed", in which Ed and Eddy try to add authenticity to their model city by making "Coo!" sounds and dropping yogurt onto the kids. As Edd tries to protect Nazz from the yogurt, Ed ups the ante by dropping an anvil!
    Eddy: Ed, you're gonna hurt somebody! This ain't a cartoon!
  • Family Guy:
    • One Cutaway Gag has Peter finding his car covered in pigeon poop, so he gets ready to poop on the pigeon's car as revenge.
      "That's right. Get it nice and clean."
    • In "Pawtucket Pat", the town becomes divided over whether to not to tear down its statue of Pawtucket Pat after damning facts come to light. Even the pigeons who poop on it speak out on the controversy.
      Tom Tucker: So, what do you two think about the statue being on public land?
      Pigeon #1: Coo!
      Pigeon #2: Not coo!
  • Subverted once in Flip the Frog. Flip sees a white glob fall on his car, looks up and sees a bird, but the bird is painting a utility pole and dripping white paint.
  • Futurama: Near the end of "Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?", a flock of seagulls show up to feast after the mating frenzy on Decapod 9, and Bender is seen covered in their poop.
  • In the Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs episode "It's in Nana's Room", the dinosaurs believe that saying Nancy's species (nanosaurus) is unlucky because whenever someone says it, a birdlike creature poops on their head.
  • Hey Arnold!: Helga Pataki is often a victim of this in certain episodes when she encounters birds, such as in "Arnold's Hat", which, at one point, she narrowly avoids a flock of flying pigeons doing their business on her, only for the last pigeon that flies above her to nail her.
  • Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts: In The Astronomers in Turtlenecks, Jamack gets completely encased in fast-hardening mega pigeon poop as part of his post-banishment humiliation.
  • Looney Tunes: Implied then subverted in "Conrad the Sailor." Conrad just finished mopping the ship deck then looks down. Slowly he angrily looks up towards a smug Daffy Duck. Pull back to show that Daffy merely tracked his dirty feet on the deck.
  • The Loud House:
    • Has happened three times with Walt the canary: he's pooped on Lincoln's head, in his room, and in a dogcatcher's drink. Unfortunately, the dogcatcher drank it.
    • In "Back Out There", Lincoln's friends are wearing rented tuxedos, which get pooped on by a flock of birds. At the end of the episode, the boys are forced by Rusty's dad to clean the tuxedos so they can be returned to the store.
    • After Lincoln and Clyde's popsicle stick birdhouse collapses with a bird inside, the bird poops on top of it.
    • Vanzilla, the family van, is often covered in bird poop. When Lynn Sr. got a new van, he became obsessive about keeping birds from pooping on it.
    • Flip the huckster claims to like a special cloth that gets bird poop off of things, but he's more trying to trick the ten older Loud kids out of their garage sale money.
  • The trope is considered in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "A Rockhoof and a Hard Place"; the titular Fish out of Temporal Water Rockhoof is dead-set on being turned into a statue, so he spends a moment deciding on a good pose for the local birds to "decorate".
  • Oh Yeah! Cartoons:
    • "Max and the Pigeon Incident" has the titular pigeon poop on the papers on Max's desk as well as on Max's head at the end of the short.
    • The short "Kameleon Kid" at one point had the title character get back at a bully by turning into a bird and pooping on him.
  • One episode of The Penguins of Madagascar focuses on Skipper fighting with a pigeon named Frankie to prevent him from "dropping one" on the city commissioner, and ends with Frankie covered in his own poop.
  • In an episode of Phineas and Ferb "Tree To Get Ready", Doofenshmirtz makes a "poop-inator" to hypnotize pigeons to poop on his brother. Perry sabotages it so they poop on Doof instead.
  • In Pingu, the titular character's head gets pooped on by seagulls frequently, and the official site reveals that Pingu thinks they enjoy it.
  • In The Powerpuff Girls (1998) episode "Town and Out", this happens to Bubbles as the girls walk home through Citysville.
  • Private Snafu: In "Seaman Tarfu in the Navy", during a segment on keeping a naval craft clean and safe from "natural hazards", a passing seagull is shown being snatched and fashioned with a diaper.
  • Robot Chicken:
    • A sketch revolves around a pigeon teaching his son how to poop on things, and how to select the best target. They reject the top of a bald man's head (too obvious), on a baby (Children Are Innocent), and an expensive sports car (the car was white so his poop wouldn't show up too well). They settle on some guy wandering through the park while for some reason, wearing a wetsuit and snorkel. He poops right into the snorkel, making his father proud.
    • In a Gargoyles-themed sketch, Goliath turns to stone by day and some pigeons poop all over him. Xanatos kicks Goliath off his perch, but then slips on the pigeon poop and falls off the perch himself.
    • A The Little Mermaid (1989)-themed sketch features Ariel singing a parody of "Part of Your World" while swimming around the pollution in New York City's East River. The sketch ends with her coming out of the water, only for a seagull to poop into her mouth.
  • In the Rocket Power episode "Secret Spot" Lars and his gang somehow discover the secret surfing spot (or at least they thought) and go surfing, only to learn that the water is replete with rocks. Later on, they end up getting crapped on by flying seagulls as Otto and co. leave to get to the real secret spot.
  • At the beginning of the Rocko's Modern Life episode “Bye Bye Birdy” Rocko has just finished washing his car when he notices a flock of birds hovering over it, he tries to drive away so they won’t poop on it, but as soon as he starts it up a splat appears on his car, when it turns out to have been mustard from Heffer’s hotdog he was eating while sitting on the telephone wire with the birds.
  • In Samson and Sally, there's a scene that was cut from the English dub where the seagull who's distracting the whaling captain so the titular whales can escape does this. The gull ties up the captain then poops on his head.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants:
    • In "The Sponge Who Could Fly", SpongeBob becomes a laughingstock because of his desire to fly and everyone mockingly calls him "Birdman". One background character taunts him by teasing that he's looking for a statue to poop on.
    • Early in "Pest of the West", SpongeBob passes what looks like a statue of a knight on a seahorse, completely covered in jellyfish poop. At the end, after learning of his Wild West ancestor SpongeBuck and that he had a statue made in his honor, SpongeBob gets an idea and cleans off the poop (to Sandy's disgust), revealing it was the SpongeBuck statue all along.
  • Thomas & Friends:
    • In "The Missing Breakdown Train", Ryan takes Judy and Jerome, the breakdown cranes who haven't been called on for emergencies since Rocky's arrival to the Island of Sodor, to Arlesburgh Harbor. After having spent a day there, the cranes decide they don't like seagulls, and their cab roofs are shown covered in seagull droppings.
    • In "Thomas' Not-So-Lucky Day", when Thomas moves under a ladder, a bird poops on his head.
  • Tom and Jerry Tales: At the end of Egg Beats, Tom gets pooped on by a pigeon after it wiggles its butt tauntingly at him.
  • Total Drama:
    • Heather is mean and dismissive to the other girls in "That's Off The Chain!" when a gull poops on her hair. As she runs away screaming, Gwen gives a shout-out to karma.
    • While on the boat to bring them back to Camp Wawanakwa in "Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!", Justin poses as he's wont to do, but the glamour gets sabotaged by a bird dropping poop on his shoulder.
    • Two mutant seagulls have a laugh over pooping on Mount Chrismore, Chris's self-celebratory landmark, in "Grand Chef Auto".
  • Transformers: Animated:
    • The Five-Episode Pilot "Transform and Roll Out" has Prowl find bird poo on his head after some pigeons have perched on him.
    • "Blast from the Past" ends with Dinobot Grimlock getting hit with droppings from a pair of birds resting on a branch above him.
  • The T.U.F.F. Puppy episode "Dog Dish" has Dudley get covered in bird droppings.
  • In the Tutenstein episode "Roommates" Cleo gets pooped on by a bird after Tut moves her bed onto the roof.
  • In the pilot episode of Ugly Americans, a Manbird poops on the shoulder of a man outside the Department of Integrations. Mark Lilly walks past and says that he's heard that this is good luck.
  • The VeggieTales skit "Lunch" has a man struggle to get a candy bar from a vending machine, and just as he's about to bite into the candy bar, a bird poops on it.
    Rusty: Somebody tell me that was ice cream!
    Ventril-O-Matic: Negative. That would nullify the irony.
  • Wander over Yonder: "The Little Guy" has an avian creature poop on Westley's head.
  • Wishfart: When Puffin gets turned back into a normal puffin in "In Your Face, Wishpower!", he poops on Dez in the middle of him trying to be serious with Tsuni and Neptune. When Puffin is restored to normal, he asks Akiko about this.
    Puffin: Hey, Keeks. I didn't poop on anyone, did I?
    Akiko: The important thing is that you're back and that puffin poop is washable.


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Mel Brooks vs. Pigeons

The film "High Anxiety" features a parody of the Hitchock film, "The Birds", in which a whole flock of pigeons poop on Mel Brooks.

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