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Tex: Well, then let's go get this big thing of yours.
Tucker: Bow-chicka-bow-wow!
Tex: Oh, shut up.
Church: Shut up, Tucker.
Tucker: Did somebody call for a really hairy plumber? Bow-chicka-bow-wow!
Church: Tucker! Shut up.
Tucker: I came here to lay some pipe. Bow-chicka-bow-wow!
Church: Tucker!
Tucker: So, I hear you got sisters- bow-chicka- who are twins! Wow-wow!
Church: Shut up.
Tucker: Hey, are you a model or famous actress? Bow-chicka-bow-wow!
Church: Shut up.
Tucker: Bow-chicka-chicka-bow-wow-chicka-chicka-bow-bow-chicka-chicka-chi-bow-bow!
Church: Shut up!

"Bow Chicka Wow Wow" is the sound of a character beatboxing porno music, based on the funk-rock soundtracks that many '70s pornos are believed to have had. This is usually done after the character has seen or heard something lewd. Or sometimes simply imagined something lewd. Compare That's What She Said. See also Sexophone.


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    Comic Books 
  • Black Canary and Zatanna are looking in the window of a toy store that's displaying Justice League action figures. Zatanna teases Black Canary by making the Black Canary and Green Arrow dolls temporary animated and has them talk to each other:
    Zatanna: I love toys. Look who's in the window!
    Black Canary: Oh, those. We okayed those to be sold for charity. The profits go to victims of super villains.
    Zatanna: Uh-huh. (magical sparks go from her finger to the toys)
    Green Arrow Doll: Hey, pretty bird. I ain't seen you around the Barbie aisle before.
    Black Canary: I guess you were on reserve when we made that deal.
    Zatanna: I'm not bitter. Bount-chicka-bount-bount.note 
    Black Canary Doll: Hey yourself, Robin Hood. Is that an arrow in your quiver Or Are You Just Happy to See Me??
    Zatanna: (gets punched in the shoulder by Black Canary) Ow!

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    Live Action TV 
  • Rachel from Friends does this in the episode "The One With the Free Porn," apparently unaware of what she's singing. Eventually she asks what it is that's been in her head all day and is told it's the theme to Good Will Humping.
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 - done by the bots when the dialog in a movie suggests a porn film segue.
    • Also inverted: they add "sexy dialogue" when the music resembles this. (It was really the music of all low-budget 70s films, at least until the porn association became codified.)
  • 2 Broke Girls ... and the Dumpster Sex had Max thinking it was "Brown Chicken Brown Cow".
  • An episode of Bones had Booth explain what Bow-Chicka-Wow-Wow Boom-Clicka-Mow-Wow meant to Bones
  • Any time the scene style is 'porn' or simply 'filled with LUST!' in Whose Line Is It Anyway?.

  • Shorthand Phonetics literally has a track called "Bow-Wow-Chikka-Wakka-Chikka-Wakka-Chikka-Wakka, Bow-Wow-Chikka-Wakka-Chikka-Wakka-Chikka-Wakka"
  • Referenced by way of pun on Trace Adkins' "Brown Chicken, Brown Cow".
  • Mike Posner has a song called this. Surprisingly, it's about mood music. The video even resembles a '70s softcore porno.
  • "Cheeka Bow Bow" by The Vengaboys.
  • The Argentine band Cumshot main source of inspiration is the aforementioned Bow Chicka Wow Wow soundtracks of the 70's porn flics. It's up to the listener if this is Stylistic Suck or a funny and inventive whole new playground for ambient music.
  • Swedish europop singer Gunther, on the other hand, is undoubtedly a parody.
    You touch my TRA-LAH-LAH!!! My ding-ding-dong!!!
  • The Fitnessgram Pacer Test soundtrack contains a number of examples, especially in the earlier stages.
  • "Oh Yeah" by Yello is a popular alternative for shows and movies (most famously Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Secret of My Success) who want to license a particular song for scenes like this. It even uses the onomatopoetic sounds in question, albeit not in that order.
  • The entire gimmick of the band Pornosonic is to play music like this, with each song listed as the theme from a different non-existent porno film from the 70s (Ron Jeremy even provides fake soundbites in between songs).
  • Meghan Patrick has a song by this exact title.


    Video Games 
  • In ''Destroy All Humans! 2, both Orthopox and Arkvoodle use the expression, with the latter speaking it in a Dull Monotone.
  • Guitar Hero III: The Legends of Rock includes an unlockable bass guitar called "Boom Chicka Wah Wah".
    • And if you listen closely, this tune plays before you play any career encore in the Mitch's Moose Lounge venue (which is a strip club).
  • From the Crowning Moment of Funny page: Approximately a week or so before the Wrath of the Lich King expansion came out for World of Warcraft, Thrall, leader of the orcs, disappeared from his chamber for a few hours. The official forums proceeded to speculate on what he was doing and where he was during that time. This led to many responses simply saying "Jaina". But the absolute best was in response to one of these, where the poster simply wrote "Bow-chicka-lok-tar"
  • Perhaps taken to a literal extreme with the DSiWare game Spotto!, where the titular bird character must rescue a hot chick by the name of "Chikkie Wowwow".
  • When breeding sheep in FarmVille your sheeps' sprites in the pen will be replaced with a sign reading "Baa chicka-wow wow!" while they're, um... busy.
  • "Bow Chicka Wow Wow" appears on screen as a form of censoring while Abobo is having his way with Annie the mermaid. Too bad we can't see how he managed to avoid The Mermaid Problem ...

    Web Animation 
  • "Bow-chicka-bow-wow" became a catchphrase of the character Tucker on Red vs. Blue, to the point that even his alien baby said it. (Well, "Blarg-Chicka-Honk-Honk", but close enough.)
    • Caboose hilariously attempts to say Tucker's catchphrase. The result?
    Caboose: Hey Chicka Bump Bump!
    Tucker: Caboose! What did i tell ya about that?!
    Caboose: Sorry! Sorry...
    • Jeff Williams, the main music director for Roosterteeth works, including RWBY, even made the catchphrase its own song in the Season 9 soundtrack.

  • In one Bruno the Bandit strip this was the call of the Pornmonster.
  • Different sound for the same thing in Girl Genius:
    Zeetha: Hey, Skifander's patron Goddess is Ashtara, she who controls, among other things, fertility. Our holy-days are fun! ~Cha cha cha!~

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    Western Animation 
  • Family Guy:
    • Stewie does this during "Screwed the Pooch," when Brian runs out onto a greyhound track and has sex with Lois' father's prize dog.
    • When Brian goes to Hollywood to become a writer and get a gig directing porn: he gets a Woody for best director. The best score Woody included two lounge lizards and John Williams.
  • One On the Next spot for Clone High was nothing but Joan and Cleo in a catfight with the narrator Bow Chicka Wow Wow-ing over it.
  • Bender does this in Futurama.
  • In season 3, Malory Archer admires herself in the mirror, wearing nothing but a trenchcoat. She flatters herself with a "You still got it. Bow chicka wow wow."
  • In King of the Hill, when Bill's career as a competitive eater is over, Dale uses this (in a slight variation) to console him with the fact that he got lucky with his groupie. Yeah, not so much...
    • When Hank was being accused of failing to return an adult video to the video store, Boomhauer taunts him with this.
  • Phineas and Ferb: a main part of the chorus of the song "Gitchee Gitchee Goo", about a man trying to work out if their girlfriend loves him, is "bow chicka wow wow".


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