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When a character blows a raspberry at someone. Also called "giving someone the raspberry." Also known as the Bronx Cheer (and technically known as an "unvoiced linguolabial trill"), it is a mild taunting gesture that tends to signify immaturity in the user. Done by sticking one's tongue out, and usually placing each hand spread-fingered and thumb-in at the ears, and then blowing, making a "pthththt" sound. The origin of the term is Cockney Rhyming Slang: "fart" -> "raspberry tart".

If a character sticks out their tongue and pulls down their eyelid, it's an Eyelid Pull Taunt instead. Without the noise, it's a Tongue-Out Insult.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Tubby does this after Lulu flicks him on the nose in Episode 8 of the Little Lulu anime.
  • Usagi Tsukino and Rei Hino of Sailor Moon do this twice to eachother in one episode... much to the chagrin of their teammates. Cue sweat-drops.

    Comic Books 
  • Figment: In the final issue of Figment 2, Figment does this after getting the mesmonic converter away from a possessed by the Doubtfinder Academy Scientifica Lucidus student only to run into a possessed Chairman Auckley.
  • A few examples from The Smurfs:
    • In the comic book story "Smurphony In 'C'" (and its Animated Adaptation counterpart), Harmony lures Gargamel out onto a ledge over a ravine with his turlisiphone and causes him to fall over, grabbing onto the log for dear life. When Harmony threatens to play the instrument to send Gargamel to his doom, Gargamel pleads for mercy, and Harmony remembers that Papa Smurf told him that he should never kick a Smurf when he's down, so he instead razzes the evil wizard.
    • In "The Smurf Not Like The Others" (also known as "Traveling Smurf"), the traveling Smurf does this to Azrael when being chased around Gargamel's house, thinking he has escaped the cat by hiding himself inside a bottle, but instead ends up taunting the cat into pushing the bottle off the shelf to break it.
    • In "The Smurfnapper", a Smurf blows a raspberry to taunt Azrael into jumping out of Gargamel's house through the window, after which through some quick maneuvering the Smurf closes up the window and locks it, preventing the cat from returning inside.

    Comic Strips 
  • Calvin and Hobbes at one point get into a long argument which just degenerates into the two of them blowing raspberries at each other.
    Calvin: Leave it to mom to interrupt our repartee.
    Hobbes: Just when I had you wriggling in the crushing grip of reason, too.
  • Bill the Cat does this in Bloom County, but it's more of a Verbal Tic than meant for rudeness (although sometimes it's meant that way). Tess of Tess Turbo and the Blackheads also does this for an album cover shoot in another strip.
  • Garfield once said that raspberries are a good way to tick someone off. The wetter, the better.
    • In one strip, he notes to the reader that he's having a hard time coming up with something that rhymes with the sound of a raspberry. (It was for a poem written as an ode to Monday.)
    • In another strip, he tries to teach Odie how to do this.
  • From the comic Li'l Abner, this is the pronunciation of Joe Btfsplk's last name. As artist Al Capp said, "How else would you pronounce it?"

    Fan Works 
  • Ask a Pony character Fluffle Puff communicates solely in these. As one segment proves (when she switches bodies with Queen Chrysalis), she's physically capable of speech, she just doesn't talk.

    Films — Animation 
  • Aladdin:
    • Aladdin's sidekick Abu does this taunting gesture to the head of the guards during the chase scene.
    • When Aladdin reneges or hesitates on his agreement to use his final wish to free the Genie, the ensuing argument ends with the Genie giving him a raspberry out of the lamp.
  • In An American Tail, Fievel blows one at the cat gang he's being chased by when he thinks he's escaped. However, they end up catching him.
  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. The Joker after the following statement:
    Joker: Adios, Brucie. I guess I should salute you as a worthy adversary and all that, but the truth is I really did hate your guts.
  • Chicken Little. At one point in Mutton Class, Abby razzes Foxy, who insulted Abby by calling her "Ugly Duckling."
  • Seems to be standard lingo for the Evil Minions in Despicable Me 2. When Gru and two non-infected Minions infiltrate El Macho's fortress by pretending to be captured, one of them gets into a raspberry contest with an Evil Minion that escalates until it wipes the purple paint of his face and blows their cover.
  • The soundtrack appears on screen in Fantasia. His first emission is a Bronx cheer.
  • Flushed Away. During the chase scene, Rita razzes The Toad's henchrats (and also slaps her butt at them) in the Jammy Dodger.
  • Luca:
    • After Giulia first saves Luca and Alberto from Ercole, she leaves while blowing one at him.
    • Guido does a well-deserved one to Ercole after he and Ciccio throw him in the fountain as payback for his constant abuse.
  • Missing Link: After escaping from Shangri-La with his friends, Mr. Link blows a raspberry at the Elder Yeti, surprising her enough to make her break her contemptuous frown.
  • Monsters, Inc.: Boo blows a raspberry at Randall, whose door got destroyed by Sulley and Mike so he couldn't come back.
  • In Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown, one of the camp bullies razzes Charlie Brown and the gang a few times.
  • Surf's Up: Cody does this to his older brother Glen after Glen insults his surfing talents. Mrs. Maverick and Glen then chide Cody for doing this as it's very disrespectful.
  • The Fox and the Hound 2: Tod does this to Chief before he starts running to show Dixie his skills. Chief runs after Tod to try and catch him.
  • In The Great Mouse Detective, Rattigan's appearance in the Royal Palace elicits Dramatic Gasps from the crowd, except one little kid, who just razzes him.
  • The Lion King (1994): Simba does this during the song "I Can't Wait to be King" with Nala.
  • In The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, Simba's daughter, Kiara, razzes the crocodiles after she and Kovu escape them.
  • The Little Mermaid (1989): Flounder blows a razz at Glut the shark when he and Ariel subdue him. Glut then snaps his jaws at him, frightening the fish.
  • In The Lorax (2012): The Once-ler blows a raspberry at the Lorax after he tells him he can't cut down trees in the forest.
  • The Powerpuff Girls Movie: Blossom blows one to Bubbles after tagging her during the Tag sequence. Later on in the film, Buttercup does this to Blossom during the climax when the girls are trying to save the citizens of Townsville.
  • In The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, this is the extent of SpongeBob telling off Mr. Krabs for thinking he's still a kid.
  • In Toy Story 2, Woody blows a raspberry during the outtakes in the credits to Buzz (Or the audience) in a Buzz Lightyear spaceship box at Al's Toy Barn while making silly faces.
  • Toy Story 3: Big Baby does this to Lotso after he throws him into the dumpster and turns on him.
  • In a Missing Trailer Scene from Up, Carl blows a raspberry at the nursing home orderlies as his house floats away. In the final scene, he just says, "I'll send you a postcard from Paradise Falls."

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl: One of the students does this to prove that Max's story sucks and is just made up (though it really isn't).
  • Mrs. White in Clue gives a very demure and ladylike one to Wadsworth.
  • The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland features the Queen of Trash demanding 100 of these raspberries in a set time.
  • Parodied in Spaceballs: The villain exclaims, "There is only one man, who would dare give me the raspberry! Lone Starr!" after the hero has jammed the villain's spaceship's radar with... jam... raspberry flavored jam.
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The French knight does this to King Arthur and his knights each time he meets them.
  • In the original version of Bedazzled (1967), blowing a raspberry ended the Devil's current fulfilled wish. And eventually it didn't, leaving Stanley turned into a nun and constantly blowing raspberries in a convent.
  • The Carry On characters often did this when they were mad — presumably in replace of a swear word.
  • In The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Gollum blows a raspberry in response to Sam telling him about cooked food and "taters."
  • What Price Glory: A Running Gag. Pvt. Kiper keeps blowing raspberries at Capt. Flagg when Flagg's back is turned, only for a furious Flagg to turn around and try and figure out who did it. When Kiper finally forgets himself and blows a raspberry with Flagg standing right next to him, Flagg kicks him in the butt.
  • Ted: John and Ted finish the Thunder Song with raspberries.
  • In Pardon Us, Laurel and Hardy's first feature-length movie, the two get thrown into prison. Stanley's loose tooth makes it sound like he's blowing a raspberry at the end of every sentence. Their big scary cellmate gets one and laughs, complimenting his bravery. Ollie tries it and gets popped in the mouth.
  • In Let It Ride, Trotter does this to the members, and staff, of the Jockey Club after he gets kicked out.
  • In Overboard Joanna gives one to Dean and his sons as she sprays them with a hose to get even with them for making her do all of the work and squirting chocolate syrup all over her.
  • In Toothless Bobby blows one at the tooth fairy(played by Kirstie Alley) who in return blows one back at him.
  • In the A Christmas Story, Raphie, Randy and their mother blow raspberries after singing Jingle Bells on a car ride.
    Parker Family: Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh! [Blow Raspberries]
  • In Jumpin' Jack Flash, Terry blows one at a KGB lackey after he tries to inject truth serum into her but she escapes by rolling up the window of his car while he is reaching in from outside, then she puts his car in drive
  • In Are We There Yet? Nick honks his horn at a kid running across the street who then blows him a raspberry.
  • In Big Fat Liar Marty Wolf blows a raspberry at Jason Shepherd after he tells him he will never reveal the truth about him stealing Jason's story. Seconds later, it's revealed the whole thing was filmed on multiple cameras and showed it to the news media, Marcus Duncan, and Jason's parents, dramatically vindicating Jason once and for all and sending Wolf's career right down the toilet.
  • In Dumb and Dumber Lloyd blows a raspberry at Harry during the end credits.
  • In Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace does this with a peace out sign to Lois
  • In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the Howler Ron receives from his mother actually transforms into a moving mouth, complete with lips, teeth and a tongue. After berating him for stealing the flying car, it briefly stops to congratulate Ginny for entering Gryffindor and then blows a raspberry at Ron before shredding itself to bits.
  • In the Hitch blooper reel Allegra blows one (probably after messing up one of her lines)
  • In A Knight's Tale, Wat does this to Count Adamar to taunt him after he loses a jousting match.
  • In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Harding and Taber get into an argument while having a group discussion and at one point Taber blows a raspberry at Harding.
  • In Spy, Karen Walker is a cool CIA Agent. She acts snobbish to Susan Cooper and Nancy B. Artingstall at dinner. She brags about her yacht missions. She leaves, telling them how tanned she will be after her next mission. She politely leaves, going to flirt with a group of men at their table. As she leaves, Nancy sticks out her tongue, blowing a sloppy raspberry. Karen turns around to stare at her. Nancy blames this on Susan farting.
  • The Silly Will of the deceased uncle from Horror Comedy Saturday The Fourteenth leaves his sister (who'd always borrowed his things and never returned them) several thousand overdue library books, plus a big fat raspberry blown by his executor.
  • In Star Wars, R2-D2 can't actually blow a raspberry, but he occasionally makes sounds that are remarkably similar to blowing a raspberry. C3-PO is a frequent target.

  • A Clockwork Orange has a few instances of what Alex calls "lip-music":
    • The old drunk at the beginning, defying Alex and his droogs.
    • Dim's reaction to an excerpt from F. Alexander's book.
    • Alex delivers a narrative one to all his opponents in the final paragraph.
  • Black the horse from Gunfighter's Ride does this constantly.
  • Peeves in Harry Potter is shown doing this to various authority figures, to accent his immaturity and trickster nature.
  • The Heirs of Alexandria: A nixie (water spirit) does this to the heroes to prove that she's an ally. The villain of the series, the demon Chernobog, doesn't understand the concept of humor and neither do any of his minions. By being silly, the nixie proves that she can't be a servant of Chernobog.
  • The title character from Amelia's Notebook often does this to Cleo, her bratty sister as Marissa Moss designed/illustrated the girl doing it on one of the books, published several times by Mattel (through their American Girls Collection book series), Simon and Schuster and Scholastic. The title character always does this (as her own taunt) to annoy her young sister (while writing and/or doodling in her notebook).

    Live-Action TV 
  • In The Andy Griffith Show Season 5 episode 22, a hobo blows a raspberry at Barney for yelling at him and making him leave private property he was camping on.
  • In an episode of Hogan's Heroes, Klink takes issue with Hogan about his men directing this noise at him. Hogan convinces him that the Bronx cheer is actually an American gesture of respect and admiration. Subsequently, when the prisoners again blow a raspberry, Klink beams with pride.
  • In The Two Ronnies serial The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town, the Prime Minister and the leaders of the Commonwealth are meeting to discuss the threat of the Phantom. Who drops in uninvited, and blows a raspberry at them that's powerful enough to make the Queen's portrait blush and bring the chandelier down.
  • In The Waltons Season 1 episode "The Carnival", Mary-Ellen and Elizabeth razz a snobby girl after she tells them she went to the carnival in town and then rubs it in their face saying that they are too poor to go to the carnival.
  • All in the Family: Archie Bunker has this as his Catchphrase. Mike (Meathead) takes a page out of his book and gives one to God in one episode. Archie doesn't take it well.
  • Frequently done on Are You Being Served? in conjunction with the Two-Finger Salute.
  • Lily Tomlin's little girl character, Edith Ann, had it as part of her Catchphrase: "And that's the truth. *pthbt*"
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus:
    • A psychiatrist gets a lecture from a man dressed like Napoleon Bonaparte about speaking predictably. When the psychiatrist does it again, the man blows a raspberry.
    • The Party at Oscar Wilde's sketch pulls a raspberry at the end when Wilde cannot explain an insult to the Prince of Wales credited to him.
  • In Emergency! a bratty little boy razzes Roy after he tells him not to bite his dog in the episode "Details".
  • In Happy Days episode "Haunted" a little boy dressed up as a trick or treater razzes Howard when he asks him for a kiss in exchange for 2 candies
  • In Laverne & Shirley episode "Bowling for Razzberries" Laverne vows to beat her enemy Karen in a bowling game so she can blow a raspberry in her face but she ends up getting sick and can't do it so Shirley calls Karen on the phone and blows her a raspberry
  • In Saturday Night Live, Season 2 Episode 17, While giving the weekend update, Jane Curtin announces that Roman Poloski is making plans to film a remake of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women". She gives her opinion by blowing a raspberry.
  • In Diff'rent Strokes, Kimberly blows one at Arnold in the episode "The Squealer" when he beats her in Scrabble and in the pilot episode Arnold blows one at Willis when he tells him to quit talking.
    Willis: Not one word from you, Arnold. NOT ONE WORD!
    Arnold: Willis, does this count as a word? [blows raspberry].
  • In the Too Close for Comfort Pilot, Sara blows a raspberry at her dad when he tells her and Jackie that they are not responsible enough to move into his downstairs apartment.
  • Mork & Mindyepisodes "Putting the Ork Back in More, Parts 1 & 2", once featured a character from Mork's planet whose name was pronounced by blowing a raspberry.
    Mork: We promise we'll write.
    Mindy: Yeah, as soon as learn how to spell Pppbbbthhhttt!
  • In Three's Company Season 6 Episode 10, Janet gets mad at Terri when she accidentally sets her up with a guy she wanted to go out with herself, they get into an argument and both immaturely blow raspberries at eachother.
  • On SCTV Catherine O'Hara blows one at Rick Moranis during "The Brooke Shields Show" Skit.
  • In Little House on the Prairie Season 9 episode "For the Love of Blanche" Mr. Edwards takes care of a monkey who is very fond of blowing raspberries
  • On Hee Haw, they throw one in at the end of the "Where O Where Are You Tonight" song.
  • In Silver Spoons episode "Summer Romance Part 2" Kate blows one at Edward after he kisses another woman and gives her a bad reason why he did.
  • In Highway to Heaven A young boy played by Wil Wheaton razzes an elderly man who tells him to quit making a bunch of noise at the hotel.
  • In Perfect Strangers episode "Check This" Susan blows a raspberry as a response to Mr. Twinkacetti when he is rude to her.
  • In Mr. Belvedere Season 3 episode 4, Wesley blows a raspberry at him when he makes him eat Brussel sprouts and then taunts him with ice cream.
  • In ''The Facts of Life episode "Rites of Passage" Jo's father travels from Poland to come see her graduate and finds out she will not be giving the speech she was supposed to give, he tells Jo and Blair that he will give a raspberry to the "spineless coward" who will be making the speech and Blair tells him that he can save his raspberry because she is the one who will be giving it.
  • In a Saturday Night Live skit a woman (portrayed by Victoria Jackson) responds to her husband (portrayed by Kevin Kline) by blowing raspberries more than speaking.
  • In The Hogan Family, Season 6 Episode 6, Lloyd buys Mark and Willie a motorcycle without informing Michael and Michael gets upset about it. He gives Lloyd a stern talking to and Lloyd responds with a raspberry
    Michael: I remember someone once telling me as long as you live under my roof you'll live under my rules.
    Lloyd: And I remember someone saying Pppbbbthhhttt!
  • In Full House episode "The King and I", Becky does this to Jesse when he tells her to leave him alone, she also blows one at a bratty boy who insults Michelle in episode "Michelle a la Carte"
  • In Saved by the Bell episode "Day of Detention" Lisa and Tori blow one at Zach for getting them in detention.
  • In Cybill episode "Venice or Bust" Kevin blows a raspberry at Zoey after she says he isn't masculine, and in the episode "Halloween" Cybill blows one at a puppet named Big Duck who replaces her as host of a Halloween eve telethon.
  • In Dharma & Greg episode "Pilot" Dharma blows a raspberry at Greg after he tells her she is acting like a child.
  • In Boy Meets World episode "The Witches of Pennbrook" Eric blows a raspberry while imitating Jack who he is mad at for spending for time with his girlfriend. In the episode "Bee True" Dean Lila Bolander (Bonnie Bartlett) blows one when Topanga and Angela ask her what she thinks of the old fashion way of love and in "The Honeymoon is Over" Topanga blows one at Mr. Feeny.
  • Friends: Rachel blows a raspberry at Ross out of jealousy about him getting married and offended at him encouraging her to "hang in there".
    Ross: Did you say something?
    Rachel: No I was just singing. La La Plhorr La La Phll.
  • In the That '70s Show episode "Laurie and the Professor" Bob blows a raspberry at Midge while arguing about who won Donna's favor over shopping, and in the episode "Roller Disco" Hyde blows one at Jackie after imitating the way she talks and blows one at her in the episode "Jackie Bags Hyde"
  • In the first season The West Wing episode "Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics", Joey Lucas does this to Josh twice - in the Oval Office. and in the third season episode "Gone Quiet" Donna blows raspberries to disapprove of Josh's ideas.
  • Done occasionally in Two and a Half Men, In Season 1 Episode 13, Charlie blows one at Alan to dismiss his comments saying that chiropractics can unblock pathways in the nervous system so the body can feel itself. Charlie also blows one at Alan in Season 1 Episode 15 when they get into an argument about how Charlie is jealous of Alan because an attractive woman named Frankie is more interested in Alan than Charlie for the first time
  • In iCarly episode "iDream of Dance" Carly uses this as a response to Zeke's creepy flirting.
  • In Zoey 101 Lola does this to Quinn in the episode "Anger Management" when Quinn begs her to say something, anything to her so that she doesn't have to endure Lola's silent treatment anymore.
  • In Bones episode "Harbingers in a Fountain" Brennan and Boothe both blow raspberries when Angela talks about her psychic
  • In Community, Leonard often does this.
  • In Victorious pilot, Jade blows one at Tori to be rude because she doesn't like her and thinks she was flirting with her boyfriend.
  • Doctor Who: In the Series 5 episode, "The Lodger", The Eleventh Doctor does this while dealing with a very rude client while covering for Craig Owens. Craig is HORRIFIED!
    The Doctor: If that's your attitude, Mr. Lange, then I suggest you take your business elsewhere. PPPBBBTTHHHHHTTT!!!
  • In the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode "A Very Sunny Christmas" Dee and Dennis try to make small talk with people at a Christmas party so they don't notice a guy crammed inside their couch. Dee makes small talk by bringing up Frank Reynolds and then giving a thumbs down while blowing a raspberry.
  • In New Girl Nick and Jess blow each other raspberries while fighting in episode "Kids"
  • In Cougar Town episode "Square One" Jules gives a thumbs down and blows a raspberry while talking to a therapist named Lynn Mettler about living with Grayson after his house sustains Hurricane damage. Later on in the episode Lynn blows a raspberry and gives a thumbs down Jules.
  • In the Castle episode "Swan Song", Beckett is annoyed her by a camera crew that follows her everywhere she goes in order to before locking them in a closet as a joke.
  • In Last Man Standing episode "Mother Fracker" Vanessa blows one to show Mike how she "bombed" her presentation at Eve's school and Kristin blows one at Mandy because she is too young to drink wine in episode "Thanksgiving"
  • In "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" Season 2 Episode 9 Chloe blows a raspberry at June for not baking cookies for her.
  • In Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Gina gives a thumbs down and does this to Charles in episodes "Pilot" and "Yippie Kayak"
  • In Jessie, Jessie blows one at Mrs. Chesterfield when she doesn't invite her and the kids to her halloween party in episode "Ghost Bummers"
  • In Parks and Recreation, Season 6 Episode 6, Leslie gives a thumbs down and blows a raspberry to demonstrate the people's opinion of her being city council woman
  • In Duck Dynasty Willie does this sometimes and Jessica gives a thumbs down and blows one while talking to Miss Kay about the Hog Hunt they went on"
  • In the Melissa & Joey episode "Gone Girl" Mel blows a raspberry at Lennox's professor after telling her off when she criticizes Lennox for wanting to get a manicure calling it a "classist ritual". Lennox blows one at Melissa during the bloopers of the end credits in the episode "Don't Look Back in Anger".
  • In The Ranch Season 1 Part 2, episode 7 Colt blows one at Beau because he is mad at him for taking away him and Rooster's jobs and does this after he tells him off saying they did everything correctly like responsible adults, Beau responds by telling him to get over it and blowing one back at him
  • In Young & Hungry Gabi and Josh get into an argument resulting in Josh storming off and her blowing a raspberry at him.
  • In Stranger Things, Season 3 Episode 1, Lucas and his sister start arguing and get into a battle of name calling that ends with Lucas blowing her a raspberry
  • In Outer Banks episode "Spy Games", Sara gives a thumbs down and blows a raspberry at John B when he keeps disapproving of her outfits she wants to pick to wear
  • In Fuller House Season 5 episode 11 episode "Three Weddings and a Musical" Stephanie blows a raspberry at D.J. after she calls her a monster for telling her she used to jump on her bed with he dirty feet while they argue about their wedding plans.
  • The "Fresh Fruit Song" skit from Spike Milligan's show Q.
  • In M*A*S*H, in the season six episode "Images", Winchester, irritated by the jokey disrespect B.J. and Hawkeye are showing him when talking about General MacArthur wonders if, just once, they could have an intelligent discussion with him - naturally, they both blow a raspberry at him.
  • Edina in Absolutely Fabulous does this several times, underlining her immaturity. Her first "line" of the entire show is one.

  • "Der Fuehrer's Face" uses it after each "HEIL!" The BBC banned British artists from performing "Der Fuhrer's Face" live because they considered raspberry blowing obscene. The solution: kazoos.
  • P!nk does this at the end of her song "So What".
  • Spike Milligan first performed The Raspberry Song in one of his Q series in the early 70s. In 1978, he and The Goons recorded a slightly rewritten version, on what turned out to be their last ever reunion.
  • A vital component of "The Old Sow Song", especially Anna Russell's version.
  • Sam The Sham's recording of "I Couldn't Spell !!☆@!"
  • Occurs during the Throw It In intro of The Hombres' "Let It All Hang Out".
  • Used at the end of ''Ska Sucks" by Propaghandi.
  • A throwaway gag (which actually continues an existing gag) on The Monty Python Matching Tie And Handkerchief album:
    Announcer: Before the next joke, there will be a short raspberry. [blows a quick one] And you'll be able to hear that again...
  • Art Fleming gives one to "Weird Al" Yankovic before the latter is dragged off the stage in the music video for ''I Lost On Jeopardy."

    Puppet Shows 
  • Dinosaurs. Baby Sinclair does this occasionally.
  • Sesame Street.
    • Baby Natasha is known for her fondness of blowing raspberries.
    • In a 1993 episode, Gina and her then-boyfriend, Savion, suggest blowing a raspberry as an effective way to deal with prank/hate callers, shortly after the store gets one, objecting to a mixed-race relationship (which Gina (white) and Savion (black) were.

  • This was the trademark of Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers in The Goon Show. Secombe, as Neddie Seagoon, generated many memorable raspberries.
  • Captain Kremmen. Kremmen finally captures Gort, evil leader of the Thargoids, and announces to the other Thargoidians that this is their chance to mend their ways and live as descent space citizens.
    Kremmen: (narrating) They answered back as with one voice (Thargoids blow raspberry) Well, some people you just can't help!

  • In Chicago Roxie Hart blows one when Velma Kelly asks for her opinion of Velma and her sister's double act in "I Can't Do It Alone".

    Video Games 
  • The Batman: Arkham Asylum game has this gem in reference to Return of the Joker:
    The Joker: I salute my fallen enemy! [blows a raspberry, then falls over]
  • In Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 4: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood, Defendant Guybrush does this when Defense Attorney Guybrush tries asking him(self), "What's your impression of the plaintiff's case?"
  • Brain Dead 13:
    • Lance does this while taunting Moose from the top of the basketball net:
      Lance: [shouts] Hey, looking for me, stitch-lips? [blows a raspberry with his tongue]
    • This also occurs in one death scene in the acid fountain when he dodges the spray of acid and acts all "Missed me!" as he blows a raspberry... before another spray of acid hits his face.
  • In Fire Emblem: Awakening, the much revered and millennia old Voice of the Divine Dragon, Tiki, does this in her B support with Say'ri.
  • This occurs in one of Catherine's endings. In Katherine's True Ending, when she and Vincent finally tie the knot, it is revealed in the credits pictures that the unwilling MC, Boss, appears to have a made a wedding cake shaped like the towers from the Nightmares. Vincent notices this reference and confronts him over it, but Boss responds with this Trope.
  • Moshi Monsters: In the Food Factory pizza-making game, you hit the creatures that pop out of the dough. These creatures sometimes blow raspberries.
  • Team Fortress 2 has this as one of the Scout's jeering responses, either triggered by the player or if the game goes to sudden death.
  • Angry Birds 2: The pigs sometimes blow raspberries.
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: The Trickster Sera from practically has this as her catchphrase.
  • Dinosaurs For Hire have Archie the Tyrannosaur blowing a raspberry as his winning pose. Yes, a Tyrannosaur.
  • Near the climax of Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue, Boss Cass does this to Ty in a letter that Shazza reads to him.
  • Gnawsa Lock from Freedom Planet 2 pulls this off on the playable heroine after its defeat, having found a way to escape using a teleportation orb. Unfortunately, the orb sends it to the Avian Museum, trapped within an aquarium.
  • Mega Man Legends: In response to Volnutt rejecting her offer to join the Bonnes, Tron Bonne blows one of these before engaging him with her Feldynaut.

    Web Animation 

    Web Comics 

    Web Original 

    Web Videos 
  • The Little Prince: Prince Creme Brule blows one at the viewer at the end of his description.
  • In the SMOSH episode "If Movies Were Real", Anthony, playing Carl Fredricksen in a spoof of Up, blows a raspberry before the house flies into the air (even though it doesn't).
  • When Trent Hamilton is demonstrating the Frumpet vs. the Mellophone by playing The Debutante, one passage has a note he can't play on the mellophone, so he does this instead.

    Western Animation 
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: In the episode "Birth of a Salesman", Cindy razzes Jimmy after saying that Libby will win at being the best salesman.
  • Arthur: Characters do this occasionally, Sue Ellen blows one at Muffy and Arthur blows one at D.W. to taunt her when he gets to eat soup in the living room while he's sick and she has to eat spinach in the kitchen in the episode "Arthur's Chicken Pox". Buster blows one at Sue Ellen, Fern, and Muffy who return him the favor in "Arthur's Birthday". Francine blows one at her sister Catherine in the episode "Is That Kosher?" and blows one at a neighbor she doesn't like in "Francine Goes to War".
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: Katara and Toph pull this on a guard who has denied them entry to Ba Sing Se's palace. This kind of behaviour is expected from Toph, but Katara joining in as well is adorably hilarious.
  • Caillou: The Season 5 episode "Raspberry Ruckus" has this as the main plot point. When Rosie learns how to blow raspberries from Caillou, their mother is worried that Rosie will blow a raspberry at the wrong time and place and embarrass people.
  • Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines: Muttley blows a raspberry at Dick Dastardly (in the Magnificent Muttley installment "Muttley On The Bounty") after being awakened on duty and given his orders
  • In The Fairly OddParents! episode "Timmy's Secret Wish", Poof does this to Foop after Foop gloats about how he won the court case and Poof has to be erased. However, Foop realizes that since he is Poof's Anti-Fairy counterpart, he has to get erased along with Poof.
  • In the Family Guy episode "Hell Comes to Quahog", Peter blows a raspberry every time Meg's name is mentioned (he lost his job because of the superstore she works at), prompting Chris to then repeat Meg's name over and over again until Lois tells him to stop.
  • Done twice in the Fanboy and Chum Chum episode "Precious Pig". Some of Fanboy's classmates, except for Chum Chum, blow one at Fanboy after believing he was gonna bash Precious in the head, although he was actually teaching him karate. Kyle later does this to him once Fanboy gets sent to the shunning cave by Mr. Mufflin.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: In the episode "Busted", Bloo accidentally breaks Mr. Herriman's bust of Madame Foster after Mr. Herriman scares him into following very specific rules. He enlists Mac, Wilt, Coco and Eduardo to help him find a solution to repair it. After several failed attempts, such as tape and glue, they decide to enlist the real Madame Foster herself to stand on the pedestal and pretend to be the bust. Mr. Herriman walks by, and believes it is the bust, and does not know it is the real Madame Foster. He talks to what he thinks is the bust, talking to it as if it is representing Madame Foster and calls Frankie, who is her granddaughter, a slacker, and asks how the two are related. Naturally offended for her granddaughter, Madame Foster is unable to stand still, loses control of her emotions and sticks out her tongue and blows a loud raspberry at him. Mr. Herriman mistakes it for Bloo farting and after allowing Bloo to say "Excuse me", gives him a warning.
  • Gravity Falls: Mabel Pines does this with some frequency.
  • Jackie Chan Adventures: Jade does this on occasion.
    • In the Monkey King's first episode, Jade does it to him when he said he's never going back to being a puppet so that Jackie will turn back to normal.
    • In the episode where she is infused with the powers of the 12 talismans, her raspberries temporarily contain the dragon blast power.
  • Kim Possible: Sometimes Rufus blows raspberries.
  • Kung Fu Panda Holiday: Po blows a raspberry at one point when talking to Shifu.
  • Looney Tunes: The Road Runner does this to taunt the Coyote, and it sounds like several corks being popped off of bottles in rapid succession.
  • Mickey Mouse used to do this all the time in his early cartoons, all the way back to Steamboat Willie.
  • Miraculous Ladybug:
    • Plagg blows a raspberry to the titular villain in "Sandboy" after the villain's attempt to capture him.
    • In "Party Crasher", Xuppu does this to Kim after he mistakes him for a plushie upon meeting him.
  • In Moral Orel, Joe does this so often it's practically a Character Tic. When he reunites with his mother Nurse Bendy they bond by doing this to each other. It's actually pretty heartwarming.
  • Mr. Bogus did this on some occasions, as did his younger cousin, Brattus.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • In "Fall Weather Friends", Rainbow Dash blows three at Applejack: once during their haybale-throwing contest, once when accepting AJ's challenge to the Running of the Leaves, and once during the aforementioned race.
    • At the end of "Ponyville Confidential", Diamond Tiara, who has been demoted from her position as editor of the school's newspaper, blows one to the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
    • "The Ending of the End Part 2": As she is avoiding magic blasts with Teleport Spam, Starlight Glimmer razzes the villains to further infuriate and distract them.
  • The Powerpuff Girls: Grubber of the Gangreen Gang does this when he talks. The Powerpuff Girls and many other characters (such as Princess Morbucks) also blow raspberries at one point in episodes.
  • In The Smurfs episode "Sister Smurf", Smurfette does this to one of the Smurfs who fails to compliment her on her new dress (namely Vanity, who compliments himself for his looks), after she says, "I could think of a few more words, but I'm a lady!".
  • SpongeBob SquarePants goes to Rock Bottom, where everyone speaks in raspberries. When he asks for directions, a Rock Bottomite can't understand his "accent" until SpongeBob starts adding raspberries between words.
    • This trope was later used in the episode "Welcome to the Chum Bucket". SpongeBob does this to Plankton in response when he refuses to follow his orders to just make him a Krabby Patty.
  • Ready Jet Go!: In "Ain't No Mars Mountain High Enough", Sunspot blows a raspberry at Sydney because he wants to hike alone and doesn't want to team up with the others.
  • Recess: Spinelli razzes the Ashleys after she beats them in a beauty contest in "The Beauty Contest".
  • The Replacements: Riley blows one at Sierra when she sells more jerky than her in "Jerky Girls".
  • Tex Avery MGM Cartoons: Screwy Squirrel does this over a pay phone in the short "Screwball Squirrel" when trying to get a dog that only chases birds angry enough to chase him.
  • Total Drama:
    • Katie and Sadie get separated from the other Killer Bass while out in the forest in "The Sucky Outdoors". After some time, their moods drop and they get into arguments. Sadie accuses Katie of being bad with directions, as evidenced by the fact that they're lost, which Katie counters by blowing a raspberry at her.
    • Once Chris announces in "Brunch of Disgustingness" that the last pre-merge challenge will see the teams shuffled to create a battle of the sexes, Duncan winks at Heather and Lindsay, which Lindsay answers by blowing a raspberry his way.
    • Heather is one of Owen's greatest supporters during the finale in "The Very Last Episode, Really!" When he announces that if he wins he'll throw a huge party and everyone is invited, over half of Gwen's supporters become Owen's supporters. Heather enthusiastically blows a raspberry towards Gwen.
    • During breakfast in "Ocean's Eight - Or Nine", Heather calls Duncan a vandal and Harold a nerd. Harold shoots back by blowing a raspberry her way.
    • For the early portion of the challenge in "Walk Like an Egyptian - Part 2", Team Amazon has a big advantage with the camel they won. While riding it, Heather looks back at Team CIRRRRH on their goat and taunts them with the announcement that her team is going to win. She ends the taunt by blowing a raspberry. Later, she blows a second raspberry at Team CIRRRRH's leader, Alejandro, when she successfully arranges for Sierra and Izzy to switch teams, leaving Team CIRRRRH without a much-needed weaver.
    • In "The Am-AH-Zon Race", Heather taunts Gwen by forcing her to pick which way to go and threatening her elimination if she's wrong. Gwen returns the attack by noting that Heather's parents must love Total Drama just for the time Heather is away from them. Heather has nothing to that but to blow a raspberry at Gwen.
    • When Duncan finally manages to get on his emu mount in "Picnic at Hanging Dork", Cody purposefully runs into him to make him lose his balance, gives a pointedly fake apology, and blows a raspberry at his adversary.
    • Chris plays Roman emperor in "Brains Vs Brawn: The Ultimate Showdown" and tells one of the "slaves" (interns) to bring him his "mystic seeing glass" (television set). The intern isn't amused and blows a raspberry at the host. Chris tries to own it by claiming that in Ancient Rome blowing a raspberry was a sign of respect. Cameron tells him it wasn't, whereupon Chris changes the subject.
    • If Cameron wins the finale in "Brains Vs Brawn: The Ultimate Showdown", his victory confessional ends on a message to his opponent Lightning. It's a raspberry blown.
    • Heather blows a raspberry at the Heroic Hamsters in "Saving Private Leechball" when the Villainous Vultures have laid claim to the crate with the good leechball weapons.
    • Chester and Svetlana get into an argument in "Sundae Muddy Sundae". Chester wants to take a break and sit down. Svetlana doesn't believe in sitting until after they've defeated Mal. Chester notes that nobody asked her, derogatively calling her "comrade". Svetlana has the last word with a raspberry blown.
    • Topher has antagonized his entire team in "Three Zones and a Baby" by being detrimentally distracted during the challenge, but none is as pissed at him as Scarlett. When she, Sky, and Jasmine get marshmallows, sealing Topher's elimination, she blows a raspberry at him in satisfaction.
  • Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race: In "A Million Ways to Lose a Million Dollars", Josee blows a raspberry at the Cadets when she and Jacques pass them in their taxi. She does it with so much fervor that several splatters of spit end up on the car's window. Jacques thinks it's gross and Josee couldn't care less.
  • VeggieTales:
    • The French Peas blow raspberries sometimes.
    • In The Lord of the Rings parody, they go through the Razzberry Forest, inhabited by ent spoofs. It turns out to be aptly named.
  • What's New, Scooby-Doo?: In the season 1 episode "Riva Ras Regas", stage magician Rufus Raucous is believed dead; rival (and considerably less talented) magician Mr. Wackypants, when he hears the gang thinks Raucous is still alive, blows one at them.

    Real Life 
  • The vocalization is used in cultures around the world—but appears as a phoneme in exactly zero languages we know of.
  • The Golden Raspberry Award, a sort of inverted Oscar, is named after this.
  • During the coronation of Queen Elizabeth I, a young aristocrat inadvertently let out an involuntary raspberry. He was so embarrassed that he did not go near the Court for thirty years. He was invited back after the Spanish Armada, in which he distinguished himself in battle; the Queen awarded him with a peerage, promoted him to Admiral and gave him a medal, and as she was pinning it on she announced, in her characteristic loud booming voice, "FEAR NOT, MY LORD, WE HAVE QUITE FORGOT THE FART!"
  • On WWE Smackdown Live Peyton Royce blows a raspberry after defeating her opponent Naomi on August 21, 2018.
  • On an episode of Conan O'Brien's talk show, Jennifer Lawrence blows a raspberry while doing an impression of Cher.
  • In Brazil, a long-running prank involves a person asking a question formed mostly by intentional gibberish. After the victim asks "what?" believing it was an actual question that they just didn't hear right, the prankster blows a raspberry.

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