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"I looked out the window and seen his bald head
I ran to the fridge and pulled out an egg
Scoped him with my scopes he had no hair
Launched that shot and he was caught out there"
— "Egg Man" by The Beastie Boys

A common "prank" performed by punk kids in media (particularly during a Halloween Episode that makes mention of "Mischief Night") is throwing rotten eggs at people, their cars, or their houses. This can end up damaging peoples' property at worst, and making them smell bad at best.

Typically depicted with the Toilet Paper Prank. Related to Produce Pelting, where eggs are a common choice.

Do Not Try This at Home - eggs can damage property (especially car paint finishes) leading to potential arrest, criminal charges and/or civil damage claims.

Compare Proj-egg-tile.



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  • In a commercial for Wilkins Coffee, Wontkins goes into a cafe and tells Wilkins to give him eggs without Wilkins Coffee. Wilkins then has his employees throw eggs at Wontkins, and says, "A meal without Wilkins is a mess!".

    Anime And Manga 
  • One Piece: in the early times, Usopp sometimes launches eggs from his slingshot (he called it "Egg Star/Tamagoboshi") to distract enemies.

    Films - Animated 
  • Meet the Robinsons: The Bowler Hat Guy's initial plan to get back at the Robinson family is throwing eggs at their house while shouting "Robinson, you stink!"
  • Monster House: While the titular house was under construction, children threw eggs and rocks at it, which caused Constance to try and attack them.

    Live-Action Film 
  • In Bumblebee, Charlie and Memo try to egg Tina's car as revenge for mocking the former's dead father. When they try teaching it to Bumblebee, he ends up completely totaling it.
  • In D.C. Cab, one of the regular fares is a black maid who works for a rich family, and the family's two young children like to throw eggs at the cab.

  • In The Fault in Our Stars, Hazel and Gus help Isaac throw eggs at his ex-girlfriend's car. They're caught by her mum, but Gus gets her to leave them alone using Refuge in Audacity.
    "Ma'am, your daughter's car has just been deservedly egged by a blind man. Please close the door and go back inside or we'll be forced to call the police."

    Live Action Television 
  • Done for a Literal Metaphor in Bodyguard (UK 2018). While working security in front of a crowd of angry protesters, Constable Kim Knowles says she can deal with all the screaming but "'s the eggs that are getting on my tits." "On my tits" is British for "on my nerves," but the front of her shirt has in fact been splattered with eggs.
  • Happens and is mentioned a few times on Glee, when Rachel is pelted by the members of Vocal Adrenaline in the first season. One of which is sort-of her boyfriend who knows she's vegan. Ouch.
  • An episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch had Harvey go Trick or Treating with some kids, where the kids pelted a house with eggs.
  • Person of Interest. Root has to get this week's Number to safety with two teams of killers chasing him. She hands him a carton of eggs, removes one and throws it at a passing police car so he'll be arrested.
  • In the ending to an episode of Gilmore Girls, Lorelai and Rory cover Jess's new car with eggs that Rory took from Sherry's baby shower. In a twist on the trope, the eggs are devilled eggs, which only confuses Jess as to who would hate him so much to prepare eggs to throw at his car.
  • In a Criminal Minds episode, egging a house on Halloween is actually the root of the criminal's trauma, as he was given Disproportionate Retribution for doing it by his father, being locked in a wooden box. In the present, he catches boys egging houses and inflicts the same on them.
  • The Goldbergs had two Halloween episodes. One where Adam vandalizes his own house and the other had trick-or-treaters throwing eggs.
  • Fresh Off the Boat had "Workin' the Ween" where the trick-or-treaters throw eggs at the Huang household.
  • In one episode of the BBC sitcom Get Back, the two Bratty Teenage Daughters start at the local comprehensive school, having previously been privately educated. Eleanor (Kate Winslet) is afraid it will be a Dustbin School where she'll die in a stabbing, while her sister Jo accuses her of snobbery and can't wait to have an authentic working-class experience. In the event, Eleanor finds everybody friendly and welcoming, while Jo gets egged by her fellow pupils, who consider her 'toffee-nosed'.
  • In the That '70s Show episode "Halloween," after Kitty and Red finish reminiscing about how they found out she was pregnant with Laurie on a Halloween party, some kids, off-screen, mad that Kitty gave them raisins instead of candy, throw eggs that land on the windshield or Red's car. Red politely excuses himself from Kitty, and goes after the vandals.
    Kids: Trick or treat!
    Kitty: (laughs) Here you go. Mmm, raisins!
    Kids: Eww...
    Kitty: No, no, raisins are nature's candy.
    (Kitty closes the door, which is promptly egged)
    Red: And eggs are nature's hand grenade.
  • One of the Bones Halloween episodes has a mention that their house got egged the year before when they ran out of candy.
  • Everybody Hates Chris: In "Everybody Hates Halloween", on his way home from school, Chris is pelted with rotten eggs by his bully Caruso and other kids.

  • "Egg Man" by The Beastie Boys (which is quoted at the beginning) is about attacking people with eggs.

    Newspaper Comics 
  • In The Far Side, one strip with Horny Vikings had them egging houses instead of burning them down.
  • Cul de Sac: Alice's grandmother habitually throws deviled eggs at passing cars.
  • Retail: After Stuart pushes the Christmas Creep on Halloween by dressing up as Santa and giving candy canes and Grumbel's ads to trick-or-treaters, one of the kids is seen telling another to 'get the eggs'.

    Video Games 
  • Night in the Woods: Mae has done this, among her list of other petty crimes.
  • The Simpsons: Virtual Bart: The second half of the Vandal level involves Bart throwing eggs at his classmates so that he'll look good in his school photo by comparison (the first half involves him throwing tomatoes). The game ends when Bart runs out of eggs (or tomatoes), time runs out, or if he hits one of the adults (though he can hit Principal Skinner while he's crouching).
  • In Minecraft, eggs can be thrown. They sometimes hatch into chicks.
  • Of course you can do this in a video game aptly titled Bully!
  • In The Sims Medieval, your kingdoms use Stock Punishment, and the likelihood of hapless souls locked in the stocks being egged is very high.

    Web Original 
  • HowToBasic throws and break eggs in almost all of his videos. The Logo of his channel is even a broken egg.
  • Homestar Runner:
    • Strong Bad, Strong Mad, and The Cheat frequently spend their Halloweens egging (and toilet-papering) houses. And the short "Costume Commercial" features a "deluxe decoy poncho"—it's completely clear and covered in fake egg yolks.
      Strong Bad: Light him up, The Cheat!
      The Cheat: [affirmative The Cheat noises]
      Strong Bad: Aw, never mind. Looks like somebody already got him... with a... bunch of fried eggs.
    • In the Teen Girl Squad short "Decomposing Pumpkins", Brainkrieg composes a song about pranking people who give out crappy Halloween treats.
      An apple is not candy!
      (You get egged, you get egged, you get egged!)
  • Brawl of the Objects: In the Grand Finale, the cave monster decides to toss 2 eggs at Pink's house.
  • One Law For Kids cartoon had a group of kids egg a neighbor's house and car, only to cause thousands of dollars in damages. They were arrested and forced to perform community service to pay for the damages, and their driver's licenses were revoked. As one of the kids memorably shouts in the closing, "How - can I get - a date - if - I can't drive???"

    Western Animation 
  • Family Guy: In "Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High", after Chris' teacher gives him a failing grade, Peter takes him to egg his house like he used to do when he was a teen. However, since Chris' teacher is Brian, they egg their own house.
  • King of the Hill: In "Hilloween", Hank and Bobby egg Junie Harper's house, which causes Harper to get distracted while driving and run over her cat. Needless to say, this meant war.
  • Beavis And Butthead set off the events of "The Trial" by doing this.
  • The Simpsons
    • At the beginning of "Treehouse of Horror II," Homer is at home watching TV and eating the candy meant for trick or treaters, when Jimbo and Kerny knock on the door. When Homer refuses to give them candy on account of their lack of costumes, they threaten to egg the house. Even after Homer gives them everything they egg the house and smash the Jack-o lanterns.
    • In "Lisa's Date with Destiny", Nelson joins Jimbo, Dolph, and Kearney in egging Principal Skinner's house.
    • At the end of the Easy Bake Coven segment from "Treehouse of Horror VIII", Homer eggs a house, only for Lisa to point out that it's his house!
  • In the Action League NOW! episode, "Where Pigeons Dare", when the Pigeon Queen dies, The Chief assigns the Action League to protect her four eggs. Unfortunately, three out of the four eggs get broken; the first when Meltman and The Flesh play catch with them against Thundergirl's wishes, the second when Meltman and The Flesh attempt to move them into a warm house (it lands on Thundergirl), and the third when two kids steal it and attempt to throw it at a car, but miss it and hit the sidewalk. At the end of the episode, it is revealed that the eggs the League were guarding didn't belong to the Pigeon Queen at all, and the last one hatches into a snake, which eats Meltman.
  • In an episode of American Dad!, Stan eggs a bully's house with Steve and his friends in an attempt to relive his childhood, it backfires when Stan is sentenced to three months in prison.
  • In Moral Orel Rev. Putty warns that egging someone's house (namely, HIS house) will count as a sin. It doesn't seem to deter anyone one bit, as eggs can be seen thrown at the church windows as Rev. Putty advises Orel and eats his Frozen Dinner of Loneliness.
  • One Robot Chicken sketch that took place in Eternia, had Skeletor rent part of his castle to some frat boys, who use it to host raging keggers on an almost nightly basis. When he finally gets fed up with them, he says that there's another fraternity that claims to party even harder, and the tenants leave for some Wacky Fratboy Hijinx, and when Prince Adam gets hit in the face by an egg, he politely tells them "we'll be right down." Later, as Skeletor sits in the office of the bank's loan officer, he chuckles when he reads an article with the headline "Fraternity Corpses Turn up in River!"
  • In a Halloween special of Regular Show, Rigby tells a scary story about egging a wizard's house for not giving him candy. In retaliation, the Wizard turned him into a house, killed most of the main cast, and egged Rigby back.

    Real Life 
  • This is a traditional Halloween prank in the United States.
  • Egging is commonly used in some kind of protests, especially for public/private buildings.
  • In some parts of the world like Latin America, this is a tactic used by delinquents to abduct drivers or steal cars. They would throw eggs at the windshields, the driver would uses the cleaner, making the stain worse and having to stop the vehicle to clean it manually. The delinquents would then carjack or kidnap the driver.
  • In 2014, Justin Bieber had to pay over $80,000 in restitution after he egged a neighbor's mansion. (And at that he was lucky; the eggs did enough damage to the mansion he could have been charged with a felony, instead of a misdemeanor.)
  • A famous incident in Australian history involved a heckler throwing an egg at Prime Minister Billy Hughes. A local policeman refused to arrest the thrower, which might well have formed the catalyst for the creation of the Australian Federal Police.
  • In March 2019, Australian politician Fraser Anning had an egg thrown at his head by Melbourne teenager William Connolly over Anning's controversial statements on the Mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, the previous day. For his actions, Connolly was dubbed "Egg Boy" by social media.