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"One of my patients had a rather amusing Freudian slip: he was having dinner with his wife, and he meant to say 'pass the salt', but instead he said 'You've ruined my life, you blood-sucking shrew.'"
Niles Crane, Frasier (and numerous others)

A Freudian Slip is, as one wag has put it, "when you say one thing and mean your mother". It is an involuntary word substitution that supposedly reveals something you're repressing, hiding, or simply trying not to talk about. As such, it's a perfect tool for the comedy writer.

A specific form of faux pas, which usually leads to Verbal Backspace. Taken to extremes, it becomes a Freudian Slippery Slope. Contrast and compare (respectively): Last-Second Word Swap, Ignore the Disability. Super-Trope of Wrong Name Outburst. Compare also Thought-Aversion Failure.

What the Freudian slip hides is called Shadow Archetype. Often these turn out to be Innuendoes or other sexual references, both for Rule of Funny and to give the characters an opportunity to observe that Freud Was Right.

Compare That Came Out Wrong and Accidental Innuendo, which are usually completely innocent and not noticed until someone says "Heh Heh, You Said "X"" or "That's What She Said". Contrast Lampshaded Double Entendre, which is quite intentional. Compare and contrast with the Fauxdian Slip, in which a character wants to openly express what the character making the Freudian slip is holding back on. See also Boggles the Mind, which plays mostly the same role in a different context.


See also Does This Remind You of Anything?, which includes subtexts that are only visible to the audience. Compare Have a Gay Old Time, when this occurs when a word's meaning changes over time. Compare You Just Told Me.

Suspiciously Specific Denial is totally not related, because it's not also about revealing more than you meant to say, or anything like that.

This is where you put the penises. I mean examples:

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    Analyzing– uh, Advertising 
  • The Nike Bear "Butte Running camp" commercial that rides on the Naked People Are Funny trope. The Nike salesgirl is a tiny bit distracted by the naturist runners while making her pitch.
    Salesgirl: So the Nike Free 5.0 is incredibly lightweight, as you can see, and very flexible; it's specifically designed to help your foot move more naked—NATURAL. Naturally. Mm hmm.

    Anus– oh, Anime and Kanga—uh, Manga 
  • Lucky Star:
    • Kagami slips one of these in the OVA, where Kagami has a (seemingly-drug-induced-it's-so-weird) dream involving a Cinderella story with wrestling, and to return stuff to normal, she must yell an incantation and (waking up), doing so, says "Let's join our bodies". Tsukasa's reaction is priceless.
    • Hiyori Tamura is also prone to let things slip. She once referred to dodgeball positions as "seme" and "uke" (when the positions are known as "seme" and "mamori").
    • Seme and uke, in addition to their usage by the Yaoi and Yuri crowd, also are used by the martial arts crowd. But eh, funny is funny.
  • Defense Devil. The protagonist's client, a high school girl named Nami, has just came out of a small pond she fell into and is berating herself for her inability to remember the circumstances of her death. He gives a rousing speech that unintentionally ends with the line "The next time you make that face, I'll spank that cute wet butt of yours".
    • He actually does this quite often, usually not realizing what he's said until after the fact.
  • Mio from K-On! has one about Nodoka.
    Mugi: Nodoka-chan is so mature…
    Mio: She's really like… mommy…
    Mugi: Mommy?
    Mio: I mean mother!! A motherly figure!!
  • Change 123: After Motoko becomes willing to somehow return Kosukegawa's feelings for her, Kosukegawa starts to have fantasies of how their relationship will develop in the following couple of months. These musings culminate with his imaginations of having sex with her and then, immediately after that, when he wants to ask Motoko where should they go ("Doko e ikō ka na?"), he blurts: "Where should we do it?" ("Doko de shiyō ka na?")
  • Bakuman。:
    • From Volume 5:
    Miura: Let's crash and burn! Let's do this!
    Takagi: I don't think "crash and burn" was the right phrase there…
    Miura: Oops, you're right, Freudian slip.
    • In Volume 7, Aoki calls Takagi to ask him whether he would like to see panty shots, after her editor suggests that she include three in each issue. Unfortunately, since she has a crush on him, she asks, "Would you like to see my panties, Takagi?", with Takagi pointing out how Aoki specified herself.
  • Kanna from Koe de Oshigoto! has rather embarrassing slips on two occasions. First, she called someone she had a crush on "master" after spending a little too long in a maid cafe. The other time was while she was singing at a convention and forgot she was supposed to censor a line.
  • Hannyabal's dialogues in One Piece are filled with Freudian Slips, usually when he states that he wants to be the Chief instead of the current Chief Warden Magellan. And usually when Magellan is right in front of him.
    • It's revealed later that although Magellan wasn't about to give up his post at the time, he saw Hannyabal as the only one worthy to succeed him, which may explain why he more often than not does not react to his Freudian Slips.
  • In Trigun, Meryl is not very good at hiding her attraction when Vash talks about his extensive scarring.
    Vash: It's not exactly something I like girls to see. I think many of them would run away.
    Meryl: I wouldn't run away… Er, I mean, they wouldn't run away.
  • In Oreimo, Kirino tells her brother Kyousuke to buy a 30,000 yen (about $380 or so) ring for her in episode 7 while shopping and doing research for her novel. He refuses, and asks why she even needs it. She mentions that her main character in the novel was out on a date before a disaster's supposed to hit. And that the ring has emotional value and should therefore come from the one you love. Then she immediately blushes, turns away, and says she's talking about the novel.
  • Non-sexual example in Fate/Zero. Gilgamesh suggests that Kirei use the Holy Grail to grant himself pleasure, with Kirei angrily declaring he could never do anything that sinful. Gilgamesh gets rather interested in the idea that Kirei associates pleasure with sin and finds out why.
  • In My Bride is a Mermaid, on separate occasions, Sun and Lunar's fathers catch them with Nagasumi and are enraged. Nagasumi, while trying to calm them down, accidentally calls them Dad, making them even angrier.
  • In Sword Art Online, Yuuki refers to Asuna as "Big Sis" twice. The first time's in the middle of a boss fight, so Asuna doesn't have time to ask about it, but the second time is as they're celebrating getting their names on the Monument of Swordsmen. When Asuna asks about it, Yuuki suddenly tears up and logs out with barely a word. Asuna reminded Yuuki of her later older twin sister, and was afraid that Asuna would end up Spotting the Thread and realizing that Yuuki has AIDS.
  • I Think Our Son Is Gay: Part and parcel of Hiroki's Transparent Closet. In the first chapter he lets slip wanting to have a boyfriend cook for him, only to immediately correct it to a girlfriend. In another chapter, he mentions finding an athlete attractive and then backpedals, saying he's only relaying what his female classmates think. None of these attempts at correction fool Tomoko.

    Comic Hooks– I mean, Books 
  • Brainy in The Smurfs story "Salad Smurfs" accidentally refers to Papa Smurf as Papa Pea right after he gets transformed into a pea.
  • In Matt Fraction's Hawkeye, the main character often says "Back in a sex—sec."
  • Monica's Gang: Blu and some of his fellow dogs meet a dog who likes to make dog-based puns. They first suspect that the character making the jokes isn't a real dog when he starts a phrase with "You, dogs..." After being called out on that, he tries to restart the phrase with "We, dogs..." but it's too late. They remove his dog mask and find out he's a cat.
  • Superman:
    • In "The Reign of the Supermen" part of The Death of Superman storyline in the early 1990s, Superboy meets Supergirl for the first time right in the middle of rescuing a car from almost driving off the bridge, and he gets distracted by her appearance.
      Supergirl: Was that high school stunt really necessary, Superman, or were you trying to impress me?
      Superboy: Aw, I was chest choking... ab, ah, I mean—I was just joking!
    • In Krypton No More, Superman was having a breakdown, and the Kandorians talked Linda Danvers -aka Supergirl- into making her cousin believe he was human and Krypton never existed into order to help him (Kryptonian shrinks are a weird bunch). He bought her lie for a while, but Linda kept calling him "cousin" and "Kal". That and Krypto's existence tipped Superman off.
    • At the end of Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man mentions MJ is his girlfriend. Since Superman had previously met Peter and MJ, Spider-Man practically blurted out his Secret Identity. Either he trusted Superman with his secret, or he slipped.
  • Supergirl:
    • In a classic story Supergirl nearly outs herself as she fights villain Blackstarr.
      Supergirl: She can't be, Mrs. Berkowitz! We told you—
      Mrs. Berkowitz: You told...?!
      Supergirl: (thinking) Stupid! Stupid! Maybe I ought to just put on my wig and introduce myself next time!
    • In Supergirl/Batgirl story, Elseworld's Finest: Supergirl & Batgirl: The Joker is obsessed with Batgirl:
      The Joker: Phone home. "Lexcorp, honey, don't wait up. I'll be late. I've decided to stay in Gotham for a Bat — a bit — visit old friends."

    Fanfriction– uh, Fiction! 
  • In Co-op Mode, part of the humor of the story comes from the fact that James is a teenager and thus thinks, speaks, and acts like one.
    James: [thinking about Lisa inviting them into a meeting] Unless she’s planning on screwing us. Over. Screwing us over, we’ll be seeing her face whether or not we show her ours.
  • A Crown of Stars: There are several of them, usually committed by Asuka:
    • In chapter 20 Shinji's reluctance to fight her is getting Asuka angry and frustrated, and she exclaims unwittingly: "If you wanna 'love me', Third, you better be ready! to! push! BACK!"
    • In chapter 25:
      Asuka: I don't know what we're doing today, but for now you are getting a shower. I don't care how good you smell, you still need to be clean before we go out for anything. I'm getting dressed.
      Shinji: Okay, I'll… wait, what did you just say?
      Asuka: Um. Nothing.
      Shinji: You think I smell good?
    • In chapter 44, after having made love properly for first time, Shinji is getting anxious and Asuka thinks:
      Asuka: Damn it, Third, don’t you backslide now, not after last night. Yesterday may have been the ‘best day of your life’, but it wasn’t that bed… I mean bad for me, either.
    • In chapter 49:
      “Gott damn it, Shinji! That wasn’t funny! I’m trying to get rid of her and you almost made me c…” Asuka coughed in embarrassment. “Ahem, lose my composure.”
  • Advice and Trust: In chapter 2, Asuka and Hikari are talking:
    Asuka waved her concern away. "It's fine, he's gone and forgotten. Tomorrow I won't even remember his name. So much for him being a 'dashing older student' like you said. He was just a selfish jerk out for a cheap feel, not anything like a real good man, like Kaji-san or S—" Asuka suddenly coughed violently and covered her mouth. 'Crap! You idiot! That was close!'
    "Or who?" Hikari asked.
    "Ssssssschelbert-san. Guy I knew in Berlin. Nice guy, very... er... tall. You don't know him,"
  • Evangelion 303: Asuka slips several times in chapter 5:
    Jessika: What about this new guy? Shinji?
    Asuka: He’s the worst of them! He’s reckless… And can’t even do what he is told… I told him to call as soon as he got to Nevada. And that was this morning!
    Jessika: [thinking] Boyfriend: Found.
    Asuka: Ungrateful idiot Shinji… I’m gracious enough to worry about him and he doesn’t even notice! I hope he doesn’t expect me keep the house clean while he’s gone!
    Jessika: Whoa Whoa Whoa! You’re staying in this “idiot’s” home?
    Asuka: Well, yeah… It’s bigger than my apartment. And it’s got a more comfortable bed.
    Jessika: [thinking] Aaaand she’s sleeping in his bed.
  • Ghosts of Evangelion: Asuka calls Shinji an idiot in a deleted chapter… and then she slips she thinks he's an idiot because he stays with her.
    Kaworu: Shinji is a wonderful person. I look forward to meeting with him again.
    Asuka: Stay away from him, you pervert! He's mine!
    Kaworu: Even though he frightens you?
    Asuka: What do you mean? I'm not afraid of him. He's a meek little mouse.
    Kaworu: And yet, you are harsh with him,
    Asuka: Of course I'm harsh with him. He's an idiot.
    Kaworu: Because he stays with you?
    Asuka: Yes, exactly. He—
  • The Ikaris:
    Asuka: Were they so afraid of being left on the shelf that they actually thought marriage was something good? Well, they were free to switch places with her!
    Not that anyone would want this idiot. Who would want to be married to someone who was always excusing and whining and a coward and a wimp and hers… uhm… her—s…stinging pain in the neck…
  • These show up with regularity in Kyon: Big Damn Hero, especially around Kanae.
  • Last Child of Krypton: In chapter 11, Asuka accidentally slipped that Shinji and she were together.
    "You really did silence me before the blackout, right?"
    "Yes," said Misato. "No one heard you swear your undying love, I promise."
    "Good, I— hey, wait!"
    Misato grinned a cheshire cat grin. "I'm not stupid. I just want to know how the hell Rei figured out how to use the Evas to make a phone call. Don't worry, no one eavesdropped on you."
  • In chapter 17 of Once More with Feeling Asuka slips:
    "This whole thing... this whole mess... Keel and his merry men were pushing me about Shinji. Wanted to know how I felt about him, what I thought about him. They were asking me more about him than about me—really pushing it. I mean Misato, I don't even know what I feel about Shinji—if anything," she hastened to add.
  • In My Immortal, on occasion, Ebony is referred to as "Tara", highlighting the fic's status as a Self-Insert Fic.
  • In Hunting the Unicorn, Blaine's thoughts at the end of the twelfth chapter are either this or Accidental Innuendo: He's thinking about what to say to Kurt, and it blurs together into "I want you." It's not comedy, considering that Blaine used to believe Sex Equals Love, tried to invoke it in his first relationship, and had it fail miserably.
  • Throughout the majority of Face The Strange, the author messes up "gays" and "guys" all the time, leading to unintentional hilarity when you remember the whole fic is basically about Da lly and her harem killing Dumbledore for being gay.
  • Scar Tissue: In chapter 10:
    Asuka: I'll tell him whatever I dam well please! You just want him for his looks!
    Misato: Oh! So you admit he's handsome!
    Asuka: I… I did not! You just have a thing for pretty-boys!
    Misato: So he's pretty, huh?
    Shinji: I'm pretty?
    Asuka: Shut up! Both of you! Just… just watch the damn movie! Misato, go get us some food, we're starving!
  • Hellsister Trilogy: As arguing with Dev-Em, Supergirl accidentally lets slip that she loves him:
    Supergirl grimaced. "I feel like slapping you again. If I didn't love you more now than I ever have before, I'd do it. I—"
    Her hand went to her mouth. Dev looked at her. His expression was caught coming up from anguish into hope.
    "So you said it," he murmured.
    Kara was flustered.
  • In Naruto:Asunder, Naruto keeps telling Hinata that he's okay with her being his roommate. When she says she doesn't want to impose Naruto answers with "I won't let you leave!" He doesn't catch on, however.
  • In Moon Daughter, one of the author's notes tells the flamers "in ur feces." Also, Alabaster "shit magic" at Kronos's face.
  • In the Empath: The Luckiest Smurf story "I Dream Of Smurfette", Empath tries to hide the fact that he had been dreaming a particular kind of dream of Smurfette and fumbles in his words.
    Empath: Oh… well, it's just a little something that rises… I mean, raises this smurf's interest in you, Smurfette.
    Uh, of course not, Smurfette. This smurf would never insert myself into you… I mean, insert you into this smurf's dreams like that to… uh, do anything to you… that is, uh, of that kind of nature.
    We're trained to have our thoughts free of anything that would be distracting. This smurf was very sex full… I mean, successful at it before returning home for you… uh, for good.
    • Hefty also does this in "Hefty, The Luckiest Smurf".
      Hefty: You're smurfing out to be a pretty girl fighter… I mean a pretty good fighter, Smurfette.
    • And Handy also does this in "Who's That Smurfette?" when he and Smurfette first introduce themselves.
      Handy: And you can call me anytime, Smurfette. I mean, you can call me Handy.
    • And Greedy to Hogatha as the female Smurf Wonderette in "The Other Smurfette".
      Greedy: So what can I do you for today? I mean, what can I do for you today?
  • In the Back to the Future fanfic Ich Liebe Dich, Marty recalls accidentally calling Doc "Dad" back in 1985. He even calls it a Freudian slip.
  • Reference to Arthur in, of all things, Hivefled; when Jade thinks Gamzee is a runaway violent criminal, she offers him and Tavros candy, saying "I know you guys like Lawbreakers!"
  • In The Dresden Files fic In Your Arms, Molly asks if she can "sleep with" Harry. She hurriedly clarifies that she meant it in a platonic way, but given her later attempt to seduce him, the sincerity of that statement is questionable.
  • The very title of Professor Layton Vs Jack The Raper, which is clearly meant to be referring to Jack the Ripper.
  • In the censored version of Dark Secrets, the Draco/"Mary Sue" sex scene is replaced with a line saying they had "a night of hot, steamy, intoxicating passion", except that a typo made it read "not, steamy, intoxicating passion". Considering the IKEA Erotica of the original, this isn't far wrong.
  • Invoked/discussed in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fanfiction Of Earth Ponies and Their Magicks. Twilight hears Pinkie make a fourth-wall reference to The Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy, "something about every fru frood (4) (sp?) knowing where her towel was"; the author made a note in a comment explaining the joke and then added:
    I almost had her write 'freud?' because then it would have been a *puts on sunglasses* Freudian slip! YEEEAAHH!!! ….sorry.
  • In X-Men: The Early Years, Jean Grey slips when Cyclops avoids to tell her where his tattoo is located.
    Jean: You know, between changing in the locker room and the bad guys pretty much blowing our uniforms off, there's possibly about six inches of you that I haven't seen.
    Scott: I didn't know you looked.
    Jean: I never... I didn't mean... I just catch a glimpse... You're enjoying this way too much, Summers.
  • In the Star Trek: Enterprise Parody Fic "Farce Contact", Captain Archer keeps doing this, such as greeting the incredibly gorgeous Deltan ambassador with "I come all over your face".
  • Who'd Believe It Anyway?:
    Harry: Hey, Ron, what are some normal things a bloke dreams about?
    Ron: Girls. And, uh, other things too. Why? You're a bloke, you ought 'ta know.
    Harry: My dreams aren't exactly the standard fare. What about you Nev, what do you dream about?
    Neville: Girls. And, uh, other thighs. THINGS! I meant things!
  • In The Simpsons fanfiction Must Love Ned Flanders, Naomi has a crush on Ned and so accidentally calls him "hot" instead of "sweet".
  • A Prize for Three Empires: As arguing with her mother, Carol Danvers reiterates she has her drinking problem under control. Yes, really! She hasn't even touched that whisky bottle she brought home with... Oops.
    After the tale was told, Marie shook her head. "So now you've got a drinking problem, on top of all that. It's a wonder that I don't."
    "Mom, I'm tapering off," said Carol. "I haven't even touched that bottle I brought home with me." She caught herself, and cursed. Marie was staring at her.
  • In Group of Weirdos, "Hookshot" is frequently spelled as "hookshit". According to the author, this is not accidental.
  • In Worm/DC Universe crossover Echoes of Yesterday, Taylor elaborates how high school has been Hell to her, and Kara agrees that human schools tend to be terrible. Taylor right away notices that's a very unusual choice of words.
    Stupid tears welled up in my eyes. I took my glasses off and wiped at my eyes. "I don't want to talk about this anymore. It's stupid and petty."
    "I found most of human high school to be like that, yes." Supergirl replied.
    Whoa, wait, what?
    I replaced my glasses and stared at her. She raised a brow, before her word choice registered. I swear I could see the f-bomb detonating behind her eyes. Perfect, now I had my own ammunition I could use against her.
    "'Human' high school, huh? You look pretty human to me."
    "T-that's because I am!" Supergirl said quickly. She hopped off the table. "Just a poor choice of words, you know! Long day, not thinking straight!"
    "Uh huh."
  • In Dirty Little Secrets, Monoma gets a Deer in the Headlights look after casually commenting on how Bakugou thinks he can get by on his power and good looks.
  • In Legend of the Monkey God, Yamcha makes a couple slips the day after he accidentally saw Bulma nude, such as saying he'd hoped to steal their stuff and make a "clean-shaven getaway" then insisting it was just a "slip of the tit".
  • In Denounce the Evils, Jessie has the slip of "Lickitung probably still spent years wondering where I had gone and why I had abandoned it. I mean, who am I, my mo—?"
  • In Chapter 3 of Son of the Sannin, Tsunade and Jiraiya are having a few drinks, and the two start discussing how things have gone between them since they started living together to raise Naruto. Tsunade complains that Jiraiya seems to be doing things well enough only to spoil it, and Jiraiya (half-jokingly) says that she wouldn't like him if he changed everything about himself. She then blurts out "I like you better when you're not a pervert!", and he triumphantly points out she just admitted to like him. That exchange is just the first trigger of One Thing Led to Another that same night.
  • Pokémon Reset Bloodlines has a few examples:
    • In the S.S. Anne Interlude, Misty asks for Ash's opinion on some swimsuits she's trying. When she can't decide which ones to buy, Ash says that "with a body like that, any of those looks good", before he realizes what he said. Misty for her part is equally amused and flattered, and from there on out she often teases him to get similar reactions.
    • In the Holiday Special 2020, Serena is working at a local bakery in Vaniville Town. One of her workmates shows her some Christmas photos Ash posted with his female companions, and tells her that she might have "competition". Serena tries to shrug it off by saying there's nothing wrong with Ash having female friends, but accidentally lets slip that he's not yet her boyfriend, which her friend quickly points out much to her embarrassment.
  • Out of the Darkness:
    Draco: Well, if you're alright... Uh... I think I'll get in your pants.
    Harry: What?
    Draco: GET you some pants! You know, clothes... in general.

    Fill– uh, Films — Animated 
  • This was Doctor Doppler's trademark in Treasure Planet, switching "deplorable" for "adorable", "felon" for "fellow" or this dialogue:
    Captain Amelia: Actually, doctor, your astronomical advice was most helpful.
    Doctor Doppler: Well, thank you. Thank you very much. Well, I have a lot to offer anatomically… amamomically! …as… astronomically. [facepalm]
  • In Toy Story 2:
    Buzz: In just a few hours, you'll be sitting around a campfire, with Andy making delicious hot schmoes!
    Woody: …they're called s'mores, Buzz.
    Buzz: …right. Has anybody seen Woody's hat yet?
  • In Toy Story 4, Woody, having fallen out of Bonnie's family's RV while trying to retrieve Forky, tries to convince Forky that they need to get back to Bonnie, since toys should be there for their kids. While making his argument, he inadvertently says "Andy" instead, showing that he still misses his kid from the first three films.
  • In Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Milo has a line: "I know how to swim pretty girl—good! Pretty good, I swim pretty good."
  • In Robots, after the main character Rodney Copperbottom saw that the landlord had a huge bottom, he tried to introduce himself.
    Rodney: I'm Rodney Bigbottom—No, I'm Rodney Copperbottom. Copperbottom.
  • Used in a literal sense in Anastasia when Sugmund Freud, singing along with "Paris Holds the Key," slips on a banana.
  • In Shrek the Third, Shrek leaves on a journey to find Arthur so he can take his place as king of Far Far Away and before he leaves, Fiona announces that she's pregnant. On the way back, Artie crashes the ship and Shrek berates Artie all while worrying about his upcoming child.
    Shrek: We're headed back to Far Far Away whether you like it or not! And you're gonna be a father!
    Artie: What!?
    Donkey: You just said father!
    Shrek: I said king! You're gonna be king!
  • Coco: "That's for murdering the love of my life!" Coming from an infuriated Mama Imelda, it clues Héctor and the others in that she is still in love with him after all these years despite being angry. However, when questioned, she angrily responds, "I don't know, I'm still angry at you!"
    • Before giving their blessing to Miguel, Ernesto says they hope Miguel will "die really soon". While they actually meant they hoped to see Miguel again in the Land of the Dead and it came out wrong, this slip indicates that Ernesto is jealous of Miguel's talent and skill and does not want the boy to outshine them.
  • Frozen: When Anna is asked by the Duke of Weselton if she has magical powers like her sister, Hans is quick to parrot her when she describes herself as "completely ordinary", only to back-pedal and assure her that he means it in the most inoffensive way possible. Actually, this is how Hans really felt about her when he gloats about his Evil Plan on seizing control of Arendelle by faking his romance with Anna in The Reveal.

    Filth– uh, Films — Live-Action 
  • Bruce Almighty:
    • Bruce sarcastically makes faux Freudian slips on Evan Baxter's name.
    • After Bruce uses his powers (supposedly) to enlarge Grace's breasts, she asks him if they look bigger to him. When he finishes his breakfast, he remarks "This has been the breast beck… breast… thank you."
  • Austin Powers in Goldmember:
    • As Austin is interrogating Dr. Evil, the doctor notes everything Austin does is aimed at his father's approval. Austin denies it ("Nothing could be my father from the truth!"), but the word "dad" keeps slipping out ("No I dadn't!"). Eventually he breaks down.
    • The many encounters Austin has had with Fred Savage's huge mole on his face (other than the irony that he is "The Mole" to infiltrate Dr. Evil's Lair), after this goes on for a really, really, really, really, really, long time like when he says "Nice to mole you… meet you", and then inadvertently blurts out the word "mole" every chance he gets after. Later on, the joke looks like it's about to stop (my mole-stake), after Savage tells him to get it out of Austin's system, but not before he eventually breaks down:
      Austin: Mole! Bloody mole! We're not supposed to talk about the bloody mole, but there's the bloody mole winking me in the face. I'm gonna chop it off and cut it up and make some guacaMOLE!
    • The gag reel takes the joke to an even bigger extreme:
      Austin: Mole! Mole! Mole! Bloody mole! Bloody mole, you bloody moley bastard! Don't talk about the bloody mole, but the mole's so big it probably VOTES! Looks like a bloody bubble on a pizza, you bloody mole-faced mole bugger! Moley, moley, moley, the brothers MacMolen. You'd be in Spain you'd be a bull and you'd say 'MOLLAAAY!!!' Even the bloody mole's got a mole it's such a bloody big mole. It's the moley grail of moles! Your molier-than-thou attitude! Stick your bloody mole up your bum bum, you moley bastard! Moley MOLE!!!
  • In The Boondock Saints there's a particularly jarring one when one of the detectives screws up trying to describe the details of a fat man's demise during the Copley Plaza massacre to Agent Smecker and calls him the "fag man" instead. This does not go unnoticed by Smecker, who has been established as gay. It's even lampshaded immediately after;
    Agent Smecker: Well. Freud was right. So you think they came for the fag man, eh?
  • Parodied all to hell and back in the Jim Carrey film Liar Liar, due to the protagonist being under a curse that forces him to always tell the truth.
    Attractive girl in elevator: Everyone here's been real nice to me.
    Jim Carrey: Well, that's because you have big jugs. [alarmed expression] I mean… your boobs are huge! [even more alarmed] I mean… I wanna squeeze 'em! I mean… Mommy.
  • In Hamlet 2, Dana Marschz and the tight-ass principal of the school at which he teaches drama are having an argument about the appropriateness of staging a play which contains (minimal) nudity, sex and a controversial mangling of William Shakespeare's greatest play, organised religion, time travel and Dana Marschz's daddy issues when out of the blue Dana suddenly screeches "You never believed in me daddy I hate you!"
  • In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Sirius telling Harry "Nice one, James!", a stark change from the book where Sirius' mixing up of Harry and his father is something he's fighting and is not stated so directly nor does he show signs of it when he's not stuck under house arrest in the former abusive home he ran away from as a teenager.
  • In the 2007 Hairspray film, Velma Von Tussle inadvertantly comments that the kids need to be steered in the "white direction". She pretends she didn't say it when Corny calls her on it, but it's fairly obvious.
  • Clark Griswold makes several of these at the lingerie counter at Macy's in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
    Clark: Oh, I was just smelling—smiling. I was just blouse—browsing. I, uh, heh heh. Well, I guess it just wouldn't… Oh hee hee, it wouldn't be the Christmas shopping season if the stores were any less hooter than they—hotter than they are. Whew. It is warm in here, isn't it?
    Mary: You have your coat on.
    Clark: Yes, oh do I? Yeah, it is a bit nipply out. I mean nippy. What am I saying, nipple?
  • In Analyze That, Billy Crystal's character is talking with a pair of plainclothes police detectives (one of whom is an attractive, short-skirted woman) and mentions his late father, whose funeral he's just returned from.
    Crystal: He was a great, great legs. Man.
  • Annie Hall:
    Annie: Well, she said that I should probably come five times a week. And you know something? I don't think I mind analysis at all. The only question is, is "Will it change my wife?"
    Alvy: Will it change your wife?
    Annie: Will it change my life?
    Alvy: Yeah, but you said, "Will it change my wife?"
    Annie: No I didn't. I said, "Will it change my life, Alvy?"
    Alvy: [to audience] She said, "Will it change my wife?" You heard that, because you were there. So I'm not crazy.
  • In 27 Dresses, when Jane introduces her sister and her boss it goes as follows:
    Jane: Right! George, this is my sister Tess. Tess, this is my George. I mean—not my George, he—Uh—
  • In Sleepy Hollow (1999), Ichabod Crane has a moment where he keeps on repeating the word "Which" when talking to a woman he assumes is a "Witch".
  • George McFly from Back to the Future is often known for his tendency to confuse the word "density" with the word "destiny." In one conversation his time-traveling son Marty casually refers to him as "dad," which after some nervous stammering he covers up with "Daddy-O."
  • Night at the Museum: "Any questions not about this dress… tunic?"
  • In Transformers, Sam has a minor Freudian slip that would make any girl inch away, when offering to drive Michaela home:
    Sam: I was wondering if… if I could ride you home… I, I mean if I could give you a ride home.
  • In the first Sex and the City film, Samantha sees Dante taking an outdoor shower completely naked, when he notices her.
    Samantha:I'm sorry, I'm your next door neighbor and my dog ran up on your dick… deck!
  • Spaceballs: "I'll have the cleavage. Uh, the special." (Barf at the diner staring at the waitress)
  • X-Men: Apocalypse: While talking to Hank, Charles' subconscious can't hide his lust for Moira when he's supposed to be concerned about an unusual energy surge in Cairo.
    Xavier: I want to go check her out—check out the situation. (awkwardly clears his throat)
  • In Superman: The Movie, Daily Planet editor-in-chief Perry White tells Jimmy Olsen to get him a coffee black with two sugars, and after Jimmy says, "Yes, Chief", Perry adds "And don't call me sugar" without even correcting himself. The whole thing is a joke about Perry's usual "Don't call me Chief" line to Jimmy.
  • In the 1996 live-action version of 101 Dalmatians, Roger tries to offer Anita a cup of tea to warm herself with when he first met her, but instead says, "Do you want a cup of marriage, uh, tea?"
  • In The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash, as a parody of John Lennon's "more popular than Jesus" statement, his Rutle Expy Ron Nasty claimed the Rutles were bigger than God, but he meant to say bigger than RodRod Stewart.
  • In Komaa, Hassan invites Maryam to "his" house, and asks her if she wants cucumber or banana.
  • Directly called out in The President's Analyst—Dr. Schaefer is captured by good-natured Russian spy Kropotkin. Schaefer works his way out of a forced defection by engaging Kropotkin in friendly conversation, learning Kropotkin's KGB father had arrested his mother in a Stalin-era purge.
    Schaefer: You really love your father, don't you?
    Kropotkin: Love? That's hardly the word. He's a giant, a colossus! He's Peter the Great! He's Ivan the Terrible! You have to see him to believe him! And, you probably will see him!
    Schaefer: Sort of a "super-dad", right?
    Kropotkin: Yeah, that's right!
    Schaefer: You hate him, don't you?
    Kropotkin: Yeah, I hate him… no, I love him!
    Schaefer: Freudian slip. You have said aloud, for probably the first time in your life, that you hate your father.
  • In Psycho, Norman Bates can't figure out how to say "fallacy" without accidentally saying "phallus" so he just makes up a different word.
    Norman: You know, I heard the phrase 'eats like a bird' is actually a fa— fal— f— uh, falsity.
  • In Short Circuit, when Stephanie Speck calls Nova Laboratories on the phone, saying that she would want to speak to "one of your head warmongers", the person receiving the phone call calls Dr. Martin "Dr. Warmonger" before correcting himself and handing Dr. Martin the phone.
  • Fletch Lives. Fletch even does it while serving as The Narrator.
    Now the lead-lined containers painted with innocent bluebirds added a crucial piece to the puzzle that had begun way back in Amanda Ross's pants...I mean, bedroom.
  • In Titanic (1997), when Rose models for Jack, he directs her, "Lie over on the bed—" then quickly corrects himself, "the couch!" Hilariously, this was in fact a real-life slip on the part of Leonardo DiCaprio; James Cameron liked it so much that he decided to Throw It In!.
  • Turkey Hollow: When Sheriff Grover knocks on Cly's door in the middle of the night and sees her in her nightgown, he says, "Sorry to disrobe you so late."
  • Pillars of Society: A pretty obvious foreshadowing of The Reveal when Bernick says "I haven't raised my daughter" (to boss her around) and then says "uh, I haven't raised Dina as my daughter." Dina is commonly believed to be the illegitimate daughter of Bernick's brother-in-law Johann, but is later revealed to be Berwick's daughter.

    Tokes– uh, Jokes 
  • This one:
    How many psychoanalysts does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
    Two: One to screw it in, and the other to hold my penis. I mean, my mother! I mean, the ladder!
  • A Freudian slip is when you say one thing and mean your mother.
  • A well known German joke goes about the anxious announcer on the radio who will present the "Nussknacker Suite". Collegues have made her nervous not to forget the second n note  and she mumbles to herself: Nussknacker. Nussknacker. Nussknacker. The great moment is there. "Now you hear the Nussknacker Suite..." (phew) " Peter Scheißkowsky." note 
  • Averted by Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy:
    Danny: You can't run on a beach in Scotland, you'd break your bloody legs. All those big, slippery, black rocks... Boy, am I glad I said that right.
  • Parodied by comedian Jonathan Katz:
    Katz: I was having dinner with my father one night when I had a classic Freudian Slip. I meant to say "please pass the salt" and it came out "you prick, you ruined my childhood!"
  • Brazilian comedian Felipe Xavier has a character, O Incrível Rosca (The Incredible Bagel), a seemingly heterosexual man which Hulks Out Of The Closet by mistaking what other people say for gay questioning\innuendo.

    Liberace– oh, wait, Literature 
  • In one volume of Piers Anthony's pun-filled Xanth series, The Color of Her Panties, the well-endowed Mera wears a Freudian slip. It keeps, well, slipping and showing a bit more than she intended.
  • Genghis Khan commits a rather heartwarming slip in Lords of the Bow; talking about the expansion of the Mongol nation, he pointedly tells Jochi that it could all be taken away from him by an annoying son who doesn't know when to shut up. Jochi notes that this is the first time Genghis has acknowledged him as his son.
  • In Spider Robinson's Callahan's Secret, Jake introduces himself to Mary at their first meeting (both of them are naked, on the roof of the bar, in the rain) with the unforgettable opening line "It certainly is a very nice tits." He later reverses himself when attempting to compliment her assets with "you certainly have a very nice evening".
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea has a non-sexual slip-up. Arronax is rather perturbed when he finds out he is to go shark-hunting, and later accidentally replaces the word "pearls" with "sharks".
  • In the afterword of Fate/Zero, Gen Urobuchi notes that he made a typo, accidentally writing "courage" as "lingering ghosts." He hypothesizes that this is the result of using HATRED...Whoops, he meant IME.
  • The Dresden Files:
    • In Book 6, Harry sends his air spirit adviser, Bob, to find out where an enemy is hiding. Bob instead spends the time visiting strip clubs. When Harry is (to put it mildly) upset about it, Bob tries to calm him down with:
      Bob: I was just doing the breast job I co— best, best! The best job I could!
    • And then Murphy gets into the act when she goes on vacation with Kincaid in Hawaii and leaves Dresden a message on his answering service.
      Murphy: Thanks for taking care of my pants. Er, plants, plants!
    Harry immediately lampshades that it was a "big old Freudian slip."
  • Freaky Friday: Played With. When the school psychologist asks "Mrs. Andrews" about her relationship with her husband, Annabel says that "it's none of your business about my relationship with my father!" The reader knows why she said it, but the psychologist takes it as a "revealing" slip.
  • The Hunger Games: After Rue is fatally injured by the District 1 Career, in a panic, Katniss refers to her as "Prim" in her narration, though it's not really a secret that Rue has been a surrogate Prim in Katniss' eyes before that. And reversed in a later book Katniss sees Prim after Rue's death and calls Prim "Rue" in the narration.
  • Star Wars: Kenobi: Annileen is trying to deny to her friend Leelee that she's missing Ben when he stops coming to her store, only for Leelee to point out that she just addressed a package to the "Kenobi system."
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Smiley relates how he once interrogated KGB spymaster Karla, to convince him to defect. Karla remains silent throughout the interrogation while Smiley ends up Saying Too Much. By harping on about how much Karla's wife must miss him, and being willing to give away his lighter, Smiley reveals his own marriage problems, which Karla chooses to exploit years later.
  • Lord Vetinari of all people makes one in Snuff when he refers to the good ship Wonderful Fanny as...well...the Enormous Fanny.
  • Coral in Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle is a girl pretending to be a boy, and often makes slips that reveal this to the reader. An example is when Lux pushes her down (to avoid being seen by the person they're tracking). Coral protests that it's too early for this, then desperately tries to cover it up by claiming that they're both male.
  • Journey to Chaos: Nolien is casting a status buff on his teammate/not-girlfriend during the events of Looming Shadow and makes a minor modification to the incantation...
    "As I am Chaos, you are Order divine. As the sun to the moon, you shall shine. Take my power and me mine...I mean like a ley line! MANA TRANSFER!”
  • Nina Tanleven: In The Ghost in the Third Row, when Nine and Chris are in the library’s reference room, Nine gets an immediate crush on Sam, the new librarian, and when Chris starts to say “We’d like to look at your files of local newspapers”, Nine accidentally cuts her off with “At your eyes” instead. Sam either didn’t hear her or pretends not to.
  • In the Curious George parody Bi-Curious George:
    George and the man with the sassy purple beret walked down the gangbang—
    "GangPLANK," corrected the man—

    Light Passion– oh, Live-Action TV! 

In General:

  • In this collection of TV bloopers a female newscaster, after a seeing a scene from Africa with a lion in it, comments "Mm, nice pussy", probably ensuring that questions of her sexual preferences will follow her throughout her entire career.
  • Avenue Q presenting Animania on the Comedy Channel:
    Lucy the Slut: You really have a one-track mind, don't you?
    Trekkie Monster: Porn.

By Series:

  • All in the Family: In "Class Reunion", Edith doesn't want to go to her class reunion without Archie, but changes her mind when she finds out that her old crush, Buck Evans, will be there. When Archie hears this, he decides he will go too. When Gloria asks if it's because of Buck Evans, he answers: "No! Because no real man lets his wife go out alone at night after Buck! Dark!"
  • America's Funniest Home Videos managed to compile a whole sequence of people saying "sex" instead of "success" (see Real Life below).
  • Angel:
    • Played for Drama, of course. In the first season episode "I've Got You Under My Skin", when Cordy and Wes start bickering, Angel accidentally calls Wesley "Doyle", revealing that Doyle's death got to him more than he lets on.
    • In the fourth season episode "Spin the Bottle", Wesley blurts out "Let's not give up probe", after Fred rambles about how aliens must have probed her helpless, naked body.
  • Arrested Development:
    • Tobias and Buster often come up with these, supposedly communicating their subliminal homosexuality/Oedipus complex respectively.
    • Also this example:
      Gob: It's him! Gilligan killed the Skipper! Stripper!
  • Battlestar Galactica (2003): After Colonial One is damaged in an accident Bill Adama invites Laura Roslin to stay aboard Galactica by telling her she's "welcome in one of my beds". Laura's reaction suggests she definitely caught the subtext.
  • Blossom: Blossom addresses Six by the name "Sex" at least once...and blurting out the word made her conclude (incorrectly) that her boyfriend, Vince, was trying to pressure her into taking their relationship to the next level.
  • Breaking Bad: An example of this trope Played for Drama. In the season two finale, "ABQ", we see air traffic controller Don Margolis at work, stricken by grief after the recent death of his daughter Jane. Eventually, he says "Jane Mike two one" instead of "Juliet Mike two one", inadvertently causing two planes to start heading on a collision course that culminates with them crashing in midair, killing all 167 people aboard the planes.
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Amy has an innocent one when referring to Team Dad Captain Holt and his husband:
    "Rosa, those are our dads! —I mean, heh, that's not what I think. Captain Dad is just my boss. ... Never mind! I'm teaching Father the math!"
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • Xander's first words to Buffy are a Freudian slip:
      Xander: Can I have you? I mean, can I help you?
    • In Season 7, Buffy lets slip that she had and likely still has feelings for Spike while trying to tell Willow they're Just Friends:
      Buffy: Why does everyone think I'm still in love with Spike?
    • "We're your bosom friends! The friends of your bosom!"
    • Xander also does this in "Teacher's Pet", when seeing the She-Mantis in a rather tight and revealing dress: "It's the most beautiful chest—dress I've ever seen."
    • In the final episode, Willow has to do some powerful magic, and tells her lesbian lover Kennedy she might have to kill her if she turns evil. Kennedy retorts, "Bite me!" Willow says, "I will… I mean I do mean it."
    • Discussed by Willow and Tara in their first major fight over Willow's overuse of magic.
    Tara: Oh, but you're way beyond me there! In just a few- I mean ... it frightens me how powerful you're getting.
    Willow: That's a weird word.
    Tara: (nervous smile) "Getting"?
    Willow: It frightens you? I frighten you?
    Tara: That is so not what I meant! I meant i-impresses - impressive.
    Willow: Well, I took Psych 101. I mean, I took it from an evil government scientist who was skewered by her Frankenstein-like creation before the final, but I know what a Freudian slip is.
  • Charmed (1998): "Sand Francisco Dreamin'" gives an interesting slip where Piper is anxious about a dream where she makes out with another man:
    Piper: I don't get it. I mean, why would a demon be interested in killing people's dreams? I mean, they're just harmless erotic fun.
    Paige: Did you say erotic?
    Piper: Exotic. I said exotic.
  • Cheers: One episode had Cliff explaining to Woody that a Freudian slip was "when you say one thing when you're actually thinking about a mother."
  • The Colbert Report gave us an interesting opening non-sequitur:
    Stephen: Sigmund Freud was born this week in 1850-sex. Oh, did I say "sex"? I meant "boobs". This is The Colbert Mommy!
  • Community, "Debate 109":
    Jeff: We should study separately, by ourselves.
    Annie: Yeah, that way we can be more reproductive—productive!
  • Coupling
    • Jane comes out with a beauty, when she compliments a co-worker she fancies on his fantastic penis. And goes on to say 'I used to have one of those'. During a later conversation, she goes into a full-blown Freudian Slippery Slope.
    • In another episode, when Jeff is trying to explain Captain Subtext and his Helmet of Truth to Patrick, the sticking point turns out to be that Patrick doesn't believe in subtext at all because "people don't say one thing and mean another" and "not everyone has a subconscious". He then says his penis just won't start when he means his car. At the end of the episode (which takes place in Captain Subtext Vision), he says the big end's gone, and the Helmet of Truth overloads.
  • Doctor Who:
  • Frasier
    • Frasier lost a girlfriend because he kept calling her Cassandra, the name of his most recent ex-girlfriend.
    • Niles pulled off a truly epic one in the episode "Adventures in Paradise."
      Niles: If you ask me, Frasier, your trepidation is well-founded. It is possible to move a relationship along too fast and ultimately marry too hastily. You could find a few years down the line that the person isn't really right for you, and then, what happens if you meet the right person? Someone who really excites you and makes you feel alive, but you can't act upon it because you're trapped in a stale, albeit comfortable Maris! [several awkward beats]marriage. I have to go now.
    • In another episode, "The Last Time I Saw Maris", Frasier tries to talk Niles out of apologizing to Maris after she files for divorce:
      Frasier: If you back down now you will go through the rest of your life feeling weak and small because you never had the courage to say "I will not let you treat me like this, Lilith! …Maris!" …well, I've lost all credibility here. Dad, will you please say something?
  • Friends: Ross called Emily "Rachel" at the altar, after which the whole marriage went to hell.
  • Game of Thrones: Ser Loras Tyrell subconsciously lets it slip that Renly Baratheon (his lover) was far more than a brother-in-law to him when he tells the court, "My sister Margaery, her husband was taken from us before…" He should've said, "her husband was taken from her," or simply, "her husband was taken," instead.
  • Glee
    Santana: I've got to gay… go! Go. I-I've got to go.
    • Kurt, approving Santana's prom dress:
      Kurt: I have no criticisms. Go with God, Satan! [beat] Santana!
  • The Golden Girls: When Rose introduces her new boyfriend to Dorothy and Blanche, they try desperately to ignore his smallness, but it just becomes an unfortunate string of these.
    Dorothy: May I take your height?—hat!
  • Nickelodeon's Hi Honey, I'm Home had the teenage son introducing his mother to Babs, the girl next door. Noticing how Babs fills out her tight sweater, Mother stammers, "Nice to meet you, Boobs—uh, Babs."
  • The Late Late Show: Craig Ferguson once tried to say, "Glass is breaking", but it came out as, "Grass is breaking". After catching himself, Ferguson remarked, "That was a bit of a Freudian penis."
  • Major Crimes: Captain Sharon Raydor has this when she's talking about the foster child she's taking care of.
    Raydor: My primary concern as his mother is—as his guardian—is his safety.
  • Married... with Children
    • Al has a fantasy about a sexy girl coming to the shoe store:
      Girl: Hi there, shoe man. I was in last week, and I can't stop thinking about you. Remember me?
      Al: Nightly. I mean, vaguely.
    • Escorting a pretty woman out of the house:
      Al: After you, my rear. I mean, my dear.
    • Al and Steve go to a bra shop:
      Saleswoman: May I help you?
      Steve: Uh, yes. We'd like to buy some breasts. A bra!
      Al: And breasts.
  • M*A*S*H
    • Frank Burns loses his temper and snaps at Father Mulcahy:
      Hot Lips: Frank!
      Frank: Oh, sorry, Father. Sorry, Mother… Margaret.
    • In "To Market, To Market", Frank is talking with Henry Blake in his tent, which is strewn with nurses' lingerie:
      Frank: Sir, I'm afraid there may be black stockings… er, marketeers operating in the camp.
    • In "A Full Rich Day", the 4077th has seemingly misplaced the body of a fallen Luxembourgian officer, to the outrage of the man's commander. By way of apology, Henry proposes holding a memorial service, stating "It's the lost we could do."
      Henry: [officiating at the ceremony] Lost but not least… I mean, uh… least but not lost…
  • Match Game: A blooper that did not officially air but has been seen in blooper shows had Gene Rayburn introducing new contestant Karen Lesko, then commenting on her dimples. Instead he said "nipples".
  • Mock the Week: Several with "Bad things to hear at the psychiatrist's":
    • Hello, and welcome to your first session of Freudian analysis. Now, what seems to be the penis?
    • Ok, word association time. I'm going to say a word and I want you to say the first thing that pops into your breasts.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus:
    • From the episode "Owl-Stretching Time":
      Colonel: I object, in the strongest possible terms, to this obvious reference to our own slogan "It's a dog's life… er, a man's life in the modern army."

      Colonel: I have already warned this programme about infringing the Army copyright of our slogan "It's a pig's life… man's life in the modern army". And I'm warning you if it happens again, I shall come down on this programme like a ton of bricks… right.
    • A later sketch has a list of composers that includes "Panties… sorry."
    • In the "Science Fiction Sketch", after Angus Podgorny's wife is killed by a blancmange, an inspector tells him:
      Inspector: Do sit down, Mr Podgorny. I think what's happened is terribly, terribly, funny… tragic.
    • Once, after an escalating series of slips:
      Art critic: I'd like to talk to you tonight about the place of the nude in my bed… i-in the history of my bed. Art! Art. In the history of art. The nude in the history of tart… call girl! Sorry. Start again. [clears throat] Bum. Oh, what a giveaway!
  • The Newlywed Game: At least twice during his long tenure as host, Bob Eubanks said "25-point boner question" instead of "bonus".
  • Now You See It: On an episode of the 1989 revival, host Chuck Henry was revealing one of the answers that the contestant had missed in the Bonus Round. One of them was "Peanuts", but when saying it, Henry accidentally omitted the "T".
  • Our Miss Brooks: Miss Brooks sometimes slips something marriage or romance related when talking to Mr. Boynton.
  • Peep Show: Mark is doing some word association with a therapist, and decides to lie. We hear the answer he thinks and then the one he says: "Work." Snake pit. "Snake… charmer." Eventually we get, "Mother." Sophie. "Fuck! No, not 'fuck'!"
  • QI, "Fashion":
    Stephen Fry: Anything else were just Freudian slits—SLIPS!
  • Red Dwarf: Kryten accidentally calls Rimmer's mother a "silly old trout", and tries to excuse himself with "I've no fish to embarrass you further, I'll let myself trout."
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Used as a plot device, near the end of the series, Sabrina has a Freudian Slip (interestingly in front of her fiance's psychologist mother) when she meant to say "I love Aaron", what she ended up saying is "I love Harvey!"
  • Scrabble:
    • On one episode, host Chuck Woolery accidentally said "Let's recrap the scores".
    • In another show, the first word on the board was eight letters shown as _ _ _ O _ _ _ _ with the clue "Guys with short ones often have problems." The audience began soft laughter which Woolery duly noted as them making their own jokes. The contestant drew the first two tiles to reveal the first two letters to be placed in the word. The letters that came up were "S" and "M." Cue the audience laughing louder. (The correct answer was "Memories.")
  • Scrubs: In an early episode, Dr. Kelso unloads a difficult patient on Elliot after she pisses him off. The patient in question is an elderly man who has a habit of disrobing for no reason. The first time he does this in front of Elliot, she nervously makes an excuse to leave the room:
    Elliot: Excuse me while I go check on another penis. Patient! Um, he's a—he's a penis patient.
  • Skins: Emily, just after a fairly intense conversation with Naomi.
    Thomas: Which [twin] are you?
    Emily: Gay… I mean Emily!
  • Star Trek:
    • Happened to Captain Archer twice in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "A Night in Sickbay". Dr. Phlox calls to his attention the fact that he is attracted to T'Pol, but Archer denies it. Late when T'Pol enters the room he makes the two following Freudian slips: "…but I'm doing the breast… [Beat] The best I can." and "When you get to the bridge, you can send me your lips. Lisp. List!"
      Phlox: Two Pillarian Slips in less than thirty seconds. Interesting…
    • Legend says that Captain Kirk's slip "...Spock. Eh, Scotty." (sometime after the non-permanent death of Spock) was a slip by William Shatner and was thrown in because it fit so well.
    • Picard pulls a similar one in an episode of Next Generation. Data is presumed dead and Worf has taken his place at Ops, but Picard inadvertantly issues an order to Data rather than Worf. Given the situation, everyone understands.
    • Captain Picard also called Lieutenant Barclay, 'Broccoli.' The look of utter mortification of Picard's face when he realizes is golden.
  • Superstore: In "Black Friday", when Amy is calling her husband Adam to tell her about the results of her pregnancy test, she says "I'm not happy! I mean, pregnant. I'm not pregnant."
  • The Thin Blue Line: After the sex therapist Fowler and Patricia are seeing starts stripping—"Thank you, Constable Nipple."
  • Two and a Half Men: Alan is called in for a meeting with Jake's principal after his son makes fun of a girl's large breasts. Outside the office, Alan meets the girl's mother, who has similarly large breasts, and uses this trope to dig himself and Jake a bigger hole.
  • The West Wing
    • Dramatic example in the episode "Noel". Josh is bemoaning the presence of Christmas bagpipe players in the foyer of the West Wing, and at one point snaps "I can hear the damn sirens all over the building!", substituting 'sirens' for 'pipes'. Dramatic because it is just one of the numerous signs that Josh is acting increasingly irrational and unstable as a result of a rapidly approaching Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder breakdown he is heading towards as a consequence of being shot a few episodes earlier.
    • A more traditionally Freudian family-related one would be in "Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail," when Sam finds out that his father has been having an extramarital affair for the last twenty-eight years. On the same day, a friend of Donna's asks him to look into clearing the name of her grandfather, a State Department staffer accused of being a Soviet spy in the 1950's. He throws himself into it, only to find out that the guy actually was a spy. Donna tries to stop him from telling her friend, and he launches into a passionate speech about betrayed loyalty, ending it with, "This girl's going to find out who her father was!" Donna softly says, "Sam... you meant grandfather."
  • Wheel of Fortune: On the first episode after the retirement of the shopping rounds, a contestant asked to buy an owl instead of a vowel. Host Pat Sajak quipped that they no longer sell birds on the show.
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Thank you, Colin, for showing us your deep desire for Animal Porn!
  • Wizards of Waverly Place:
    • In "Alex Does Good", Alex is forced to join the Happy Helpers Club, where they get rewards for doing next to nothing. Alex ends up questioning whether anyone thought that the club was wrong for it, this is followed by Harper standing up and yelling "I don't, it's time I got some appreciation, Mom!"
    • We also see this in The Movie, when Justin lets slip that the reason he's always tried so hard to be perfect is that he's afraid that his parents won't love him otherwise.
    • And Harper again in "Monster Hunters" when she's teaching Alex study tricks. She starts singing a mnemonic song and it turns into a rant on how Alex is a bad friend.

    Muses– uh, wait, Music! 
  • The Ray Stevens song "Freudian Slip" is about a man who tries to impress a woman with his Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness but instead says something embarrassing. The second time he meets the woman, she's holding his job interview, and Hilarity Ensues once again.
  • They Might Be Giants fit an interesting twofer into "They'll Need A Crane":
    Don't call me at work again
    No, no, the boss still hates me
    I'm just tired, and I don't love you anymore
    And there's a restaurant we should check out
    Where the other nightmare people
    Like to go, I mean nice people
    Baby wait, I didn't mean to say "nightmare"
  • The chorus of Homer And Jethro's "The Battle of Kookamonga" has this line: "We learn to make sparks by rubbing sticks together." In a live performance, they flubbed the last occurrence of the chorus line as:
    We learn to make sparks by rubbing girls... uh, sticks... rubbing sticks together.
  • MF DOOM lets one fly in "Accordion".
    That's why he brings his own needles
    And get more cheese than Doritos, Cheetos or Fritos
    Slip like Freudian
    Your first and last step to playing yourself like accordion
  • Eric Bogle's song "Nobody's Moggie Now" contains the lyric "Decapitating tweety birds, and masticating mice". On one live recording, Eric sings "masturbating" instead of "masticating". It takes more than a minute before the band and the audience are ready for the song to continue.

    Professional Hustling– wait, Wrestling! 

    Laid, yo– I mean, Radio 
  • Parodied in one episode of The Infinite Monkey Cage, in which psychologist Richard Wiseman says Freud's theories are completely untestical.
  • Peter Sagal, the host of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, fell into a real and hilarious example in the March 8, 2014 episode, creating one of the show's greatest unscripted moments:
    Peter: Faith, scientists at the University of Indiana have pinpointed the best way to crush a man's pride, next time you want to do that. What is that way?
    Faith Salie: I mean, it's beyond the obvious, like rejection or saying is that all?
    Peter: Yes.
    Mike Birbiglia: I don't see this answer topping is that all.
    Mike: I mean, she wasn't even saying it to me, and I feel terrible about myself.
    Peter: I know. She said it, and I actually—people can't see me right now, I'm curled up behind my podium weeping. It's terrible.
    Faith: Can I have a hint?
    Peter: Here's your excuse. I mean... "here's your excuse," I don't know where that came from.
    (laughter, applause)
    Mike: Oh, that was excellent. That was so much better than anything anyone could ever write.
    Faith: Peter, I don't need any excuses. Just hold me.
    Peter: Obviously, I'm having a combat flashback here.

    Bedroom, er, uh, Tabletop Games 
  • A variation appears in the "Auspicious Beginnings" module for the wuxia RPG Weapons of the Gods: The beautiful courtesan Red Lotus challenges one player to write the character for "beauty" on a 10-foot scroll in one stroke. If they fail their Calligraphy roll… well, all the module will say outright is that they "accidentally spell out what they were thinking, instead", but the implication is fairly clear.

    Cheater– um, Teater– darn, Theatre 
  • In Bye Bye Birdie, teenage girls scream their hearts out when they hear their idol Conrad Birdie sing "Honestly Sincere". The lyrics have perhaps less of a Freudian slip than a case of walking blindly into a Double Entendre:
    When I sing about a tree,
    I really feel that tree.
    When I sing about a girl,
    I really feel that girl—
    I mean, I really feel sincere!
  • In "Putting It Together" from Sunday in the Park with George, the modern-day George is busily propping up cardboard cutouts of himself while singing:
    If you want to your work to reach fruition,
    What you need's a link with your tradition,
    And of course a prominent commission,
    Plus a little formal recognition,
    So that you can go on exhibit—
    So that your work can go on exhibition!
  • In On the Town, Madame Dilly, finding her bottle empty, excuses herself from the room, telling Ivy, "I'll be back before you can say Jack Daniels—Jack Robinson."
  • More complex than a simple word swap, in Twelfth Night, when Orsino's Berserk Button is pushed (he finds out that Olivia loves Cesario), he threatens to murder Cesario, comparing himself to an Egyptian thief who murdered his own lover to keep her from being tortured. He's inadvertently revealing that Cesario is the one he's in love with.
  • In the all-female Chalmersspex of 2012, Cristal asks George to put away the picnic. George grumbles about how he has to do everything around here—Thomas, his object of mutual uncertain affection, blurts this out:
    Thomas: I'll help you, gorgeous—Georgeous—George!
  • In The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged), during the Noah's Ark Audience Participation sequence, the players may suddenly realize that the two ducks selected from the audience are both women. They tell each other not to worry about Noah having two female ducks: "this is a perfectly good pair of dykes and—DUCKS!!! Ducks!! Oh, I'm really sorry..."
  • Played for drama in Dear Evan Hansen, after Heidi learns that Evan (her son) has been spending every night with the Murphys, who think he was friends with their son Connor before he killed himself.
    Heidi: They think you're their son! These...these people!
    Connor: They're not "these people", they're my f...(realizes that he's about to say "family" and cuts himself off)
    Heidi: (understandably angry and clearly aware of what he was about to say) WHAT!? WHAT ARE THEY, EVAN!?
    Evan: I DON'T KNOW, OKAY!?

    Video Gays– um, Games 
  • In Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix remarks about April May "I'll get to that woman's bottom! Wait… I mean… you know what I mean."
  • Pokémon Black and White: When encountered in Castelia City, Ghetsis has a minor one when he accidentally discusses his plans for Unova, only to immediately correct himself and say Team Plasma instantly. Blink and you'll miss it, but this slip foreshadows his true nature. He does this again in the sequels in the reverse order, fitting his true nature as the cat has already been let out of the bag.
  • Dragon Age: Origins:
    • Shale has this in an exchange with Sten:
      Shale: I could watch you fight all day long. The skill you display, the form… how the light plays on its muscles… I mean, yes. Well done. With the fighting.
    • In Denerim, one Chantry sister who keeps saying names for food instead of the correct words, does so because it is getting close to meal time and she's hungry.
  • In Beyond Good & Evil, a soldier tells Jade:
    Soldier: If you want to know the truth, buy the IRIS paper. Uh… I mean the Hillyan Word. No… anything but the Hillyan Word.
  • Duke Nukem does this in Duke Nukem 3D when you interact with a microphone.
    Duke: This is KTIT —K-Tit! Bringing you the breast, uh, the best tunes in town!
  • After the Sauria mission in Star Fox: Assault, Tricky offers Fox and Krystal a little ride, and makes a comment about watching things here so that Fox and Krystal can come back in their honeymoon. Fox gets flustered and tries to deny anything between them, but lets slip a "We're not yet-", prompting Tricky to keep ribbing him over it. Krystal for her part is amused by Fox's embarrassment, and the look she gives him makes it clear she wouldn't mind it in the least.
  • In Sunrider, Icari blurts out this gem while loudly questioning what the other female members of the crew see in their captain, Kayto Shields (while Shields is right there, no less):
    Icari: Ah, the most unreliable space captain in the history of space captains! I can’t believe I like a guy like him! U-uck… I-I-I-I-I MEAN… I-i-i-i-it… IT’S NOT LIKE I LIKE YOU OR ANYTHING!!!
  • The Telephone Club minigame in Yakuza 0 is all about avoiding this. During the minigame, you are chatting with a pretty girl over the phone, and she will ask you questions. One correct answer and several very inappropriate answers will then bounce around the screen, and you'll have to shoot the right one with your "phone beam". Shoot a bad answer, and your character will blurt out something inappropriate ("You make me feel raunchy" instead of "relaxed") or nonsensical ("I like kangaroos" instead of "karaoke"). Between sets of questions, you also need to stop a roulette wheel on the right answer to ask the girl to describe herself or ask to meet her. Once again, time it wrong and you'll instead say something inappropriate like "Are you a guy?" or "I want a one-night stand!"
  • Kari of Dead In Vinland potentially expresses her confused feelings toward Angelico by exclaiming that she wants to "kiss him in the nuts," much to the hilarity of her parents and aunt. (Moira's reaction? "Quick aunt advice: start with his mouth first, even if he asks you to take care of his nuts.")

    Wet– uh, Web Original 
  • FreedomToons: In the Dr. Mac short "Gentrification" Dr. Mac, despite always claiming to be against racism, refers to the inner city as a "minority infested neighborhood", which guest speaker Timmy is quick to pick up on.
  • Strong Bad. More than once he has let slip that he is not The Casanova, but a mere Casanova Wannabe.
    • One episode has him confusing the words "missionaries" and "mercenaries" during a presentation about his mercenary career. Wasn't exactly Freudian per se, but still an embarrassing Slip.
  • FTL: Kestrel Adventures: Iin episode 24, Cremity has one. Lampshaded by Manon.
    Pavalo: Are you sure? Are you hoping to find what's left of your group's research, or are you out for revenge?
    Cremity: Finding the revenge would be great. And I'd like to continue.
    Pavalo: Hold on. Did you just say'find the revenge'?
    Cremity: No. I said 'research'.
    Manon: Freudian slips are common among those experiencing moments of extreme emotional-
    Cremity: Can we just go?
  • The very first line of The Nostalgia Chick's review of Labyrinth: "I think everyone remembers their first bone—Bowie!"
    • And then The Nostalgia Critic does it too in his review of Barb Wire. "Hello, I'm the Nostalgia Critic, I remember it so you don't boobies! I mean, er... boobies, with the booby boobies...boobyboobyboobies!"
    • From the A Kid in King Arthur's Court review:
      Nostalgia Critic: Hey, they're actresses first and sisters second, and that's good enough in my porno—book.
    • When about to review Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the Critic accidentally messes up the title this way:
      Critic: Let's take a look at Fantastic Four: Rise of the Middle Finger— I mean, Silver Surfer.
  • The Nostalgia Chick is also guilty of this, albeit unlike most examples, she didn't realize it. During her video concerning Divergent and other YA movies, while listing the YA movies of 2013, she mispronounces "City of Bones" as "City of Boners".
  • In If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device, the Emperor lets it slip that he was trying to access the Webway because Eldar hookers are much less shoddy, then backtracks and says that Eldar transport is much less shoddy. Given that it took Custodes' Big "WHAT?!" for him to correct himself, this might've been him trolling Kitten. Then Kitten does the same in the very next episode while discussing the Tau, mentioning that the Tau males lust for "Greater Goods", then backtracking to mention their superior technology and firepower.
  • Bayonetta made Yahtzee lapse into tits… I mean this.
    • Not the only time, either.
      Yahtzee: ...but it's just not as much fun as tonguing another man's balls. [beat] I mean, as it used to be. I'm not gay.
  • EditZP (who is slightly memetic for making large quantities of workbenches then abandoning them), accidentally slipped up during his Minecraft Golden Hearts Let's Play
    EditZP: Alright, I need to make a wankbench... a wankbench. [laughs]
In the same episode, "Swastika."
  • The Classic Doctor Who Twitter Blog has a tendency to do this whenever the Master turns up. "Seaman-Master!". All instances of Ainley!Master's Tissue Compression Eliminator being called a dildo are, on the other hand, completely intentional.
  • Happens to Tex of all people in Red vs. Blue, while discussing the naked alien.
    Tex: I was just admiring… his alien… muscle structure.
    Tucker: Yeah, one particular part of his muscle structure.
    Tex: Well, that's just a matter of penis. I mean opinion! Opinion! That's—that's it.
    Church: Smooth.
  • From Death Note: The Abridged Series (kpts4tv):
    Aizawa: So you're cool with me invading Misa and interrogating your house? Interesting.
    Light: Oh, wait. You mean the other way around.
    Aizawa: I don't know we'll burn that bridge before we cross it. C'mon Mogi, we have rights to violate.
    Light: Wait, now I believe you meant what you said. Get back here!
    Matsuda: That's not fair!
    • There's also when Ryuk makes the following proposition:
      Ryuk: Tell you what—I need a place to stay. If you let me bunk with you maybe we can experiment together. W-with the Death Note. Not each other. You're a sick little girl, you know that?!
      Light: But I'm a boy!
      Ryuk: Riiight.
  • Makoto in 50% OFF makes a lot of these:
    • "Let me help you out of that swimsuit- POOL!"
    • And later on, during the race between Haru and Rin:
      Makoto: Come on Haru, you can do me! IT! It. You can do it.
      Nagisa: I heard that one.
      Makoto: Shut up! You're high as balls!
      Nagisa: Heh, yeah, I am!
  • The Happy Video Game Nerd: In calculating the score for The Sum of All Fears, Derek blurts out "NEGATIVE FIFTY" before correcting himself, explaining that the review score starts at +50 and works downward. This does not speak well for the forthcoming tally. (The final score was just shy of zero.)
  • The Riddler gets one in Batman: Arkham Knight
    Riddler: DIE, FATHER!! I mean, Batman.
  • During Closed Alpha play of Deep Rock Galactic uploaded by GaLmHD after a Glyphid Praetorian appears (a giant armoured spider monster) Chilled Chaos can be heard exclaiming "It's a Patriarchy!"
  • DSBT InsaniT: Alex frequently lets it slip that he liked being evil and doing bad things. For example:
    Alex: My two bodyguards were female back in the good ol' day- I MEAN bad! Bad days! The days when I was evil!
  • In Jimquisition, when Jim played the demo of Owlboy and commented on Asio's verbal abuse of Otus in the beginning dream sequence, he at one point blurted this out:
    Jim: Stop being so critical, Dad — I mean,
  • In the Mappy web series, there's this exchange between Mappy and Goro:
    Mappy: Okay, Goro. Whatever you say.
    Goro: That's right, Mappy. Whatever I say goes, because I'm the boss, now get back to work, I love you.
    Mappy: Did you just say—
    Goro: Nope!
  • Taken Up to Eleven in a tweet by thejoeydavis, where a person tries to backtrack after accidentally ordering an iced latte "with breast milk". Unfortunately for the poor guy, they just keep saying it. Parodies of the post play it straighter by making the barista they're talking to have a noticeably large chest.

    Webcomics! Yes! Got it slight– uh, right! 
  • Set up and used further down the page in this Penny Arcade strip.
  • YU+ME: dream : "I'll just be a sex. I mean... sec."
  • Used in small text in The Order of the Stick with a drunk Haley.
    Haley: Baby, I'm gonna sit on this spin until the room stops chairing.
  • Lampshaded in the form of a "lightbulb" joke in this PvP.
    "Ladder! I meant ladder!"
  • In Bittersweet Candy Bowl, Lucy is understandably annoyed at being mounted by Yashy (No, not like that). Mike then proceeds to accidentally call Sonic Riders "Sonic Ride You".
  • Once upon Homestuck, during an apology, Karkat says this...
    • Earlier, the narrator says (in Jade's perspective) "You have chalked it up to your family's longstanding propensity for eclectic fursuits wait you mean pursuits."
    • That wouldn't be the last time Karkat had an erotic slip of the tongue...
    • And uu delivered this little gem.
    • Here, Jane comments on how Roxy accidentally said the Unabridged Sassacre's would be "set fire" to instead of "sent fine":
      GG: That wasn't even a Freudian slip.
      GG: Doctor Freud just tripped over an errant phallus, tumbled down a flight of stairs, and broke his neck.
      GG: And then his cigar exploded comically in his face.
    • Dave accidentally calls Brain Washed And Crazy Jane "John's hot mom", twice.
    • He also accidentally refers to Roxy as having a hot ass, while simultaneously calling her "mom" repeatedly.
      ROSE: Dave, even I'm having less trouble referring to Roxy by her name consistently, and I was the one who grew up knowing her as my literal mother.
      ROSE: What is going on with you?
      DAVE: nothing
      DAVE: its just like semi accidentally replacing a word with another word in a majority of instances
      DAVE: why do you need to read things into everything
    • And yet pointing this out to Dave does not prevent Rose from doing the same shortly after, also with John's hot mom.
  • In El Goonish Shive, Justin laments the fact that Elliot is forced into Gender Bending regularly due to Power Incontinence.
    Justin: It's like the universe is plotting against me. Elliot! Plotting against Elliot.
  • Happens on this page of Think Before You Think.
  • Cyanide & Happiness presents: Freudian slip, Visual Pun edition.
  • Sluggy Freelance: Dex: "I... I think you're very nice and boring, Zoë. I just said 'beautiful', right? 'Nice and beautiful'?"
  • In Skin Horse, this is Unity the zombie's reaction to hearing that a virtual reality accident might turn one of her compatriot's brains into (metaphorical) pudding.
    Unity: That sounds delicious. I mean delicious. I mean tragic.
  • In Consolers, Konami ends up making some unfortunate autocorrect errors:
    "Also, I have no idea about this forever pachinko." "shit I meant *farewell pachinko" "***PARTY dammit farewell party!"
    "Haha, goddamn auto corrupt am I right?" "AUTOCORRECT god donut"

    Web Video! Two in a hoe– oh, row! 
  • Gameboys - Cairo, frequently, to Gavreel's amusement.
    Cairo: (while watching Gav work out shirtless)... Four... Five... SexSIX. Six...
  • Lizzie's "what if we missed our chance?" from Episode 91 of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. She's supposed to be talking about Jane and Bing, but the "we" implies that she's thinking about Darcy.
  • In Mathew Buck's Projector review of Search Party, when he comments on Thomas Middleditch spending most of the film naked:
    This is a mainstream comedy [...] that features loads and loads of Thomas Middledick... sorry, that was a Freudian slip.
  • In True Facts About the Armadillo, we get this:
    Narrator: Here are true facts about the arma-dildo—hmm, that's a typo. Here are true facts about the arma-dildo—oops. I said it again, two times.
  • The Call of Warr: When Ashes sees Durkin is upset, she asks:
    What's wrong? Don't you like me? I mean... don't you like beans?

    Western Any Motion– oh, Animation! 
  • In Teen Titans Johnny Rancid was the lowest tier criminal to ever appear; just a violent jerk with a motorcycle and a small laser gun. Then he gets the power to rewrite the rules of reality and turns the world into a gothic hellscape.
    Raven: Cool... I mean oops.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • In the second season, Azula's plan to capture Zuko and Iroh by acting like they were being brought back home honorably is ruined by a single soldier accidentally saying "prisoners" instead of "guests". She is rightly pissed.
    • In the finale, Zuko wants to defeat their arch nemesis, the Fatherlord.
  • Big City Greens: Twice in "Chipwrecked". First, Cricket sees Tilly mopping and says "How's the mopping" but rephrases himself and continues with "water drawing", because he is secretly using his family to do his job for him and does not want them to find out. A similar treatment is given to Chip Whistler when he gets a call from his father and tells him he was skipping work because he was busy trying to destroy the Greens because of it, but stops before he finishes the word "Greens" and replaces it with "a work problem", because he's trying to keep his vendetta a secret from his father who is unaware he lied to him.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "Fear of Flying", when Principal Skinner was at a psychiatrist's office, he mentions his "beloved smother—mother!"
    • In "Lisa's Sax", during Bart's first day of school, Skinner introduces himself to the new intake of students as "Principal Sinner", and, when they burst out laughing, mutters, "Oh, that does it, I've lost them forever."
    • And in "The Last Temptation of Homer" when Homer is trying to avoid his attractive new co-worker Mindy and unexpectedly ends up in an elevator with her: "I guess we'll be going down together, I mean getting off together, I mean... That's okay, I'll just press the button for the stimulator."
    • When Marge's Romance Novel–inspired daydream is interrupted by Lisa's saxophone practice, she says "Lisa, stop blowing my sex! I mean stop blowing your sax! Your sax! Stop it!"
  • Darkwing Duck slips to Morgana MacCawber, "We're investigating a crime spree, and you're the prime seduction... uh, suspect!"
  • Family Guy,
    • In one episode, Meg is dating a nudist. Her mother slips "Now, Meg, no need to get so testes… testy! Nuts! I mean crap!".
    • When Meg goes to the meeting of the Lesbian Alliance, she says: "Hi, you gays… guys… girls."
    • Lois says to Chris: "Meet me in the ten inches or less line—items!"
    • In the episode "Jerome Is the New Black", Peter finds out that Lois used to date his new friend, Jerome and gets jealous. Lois says: "You're being silly! I mean, Jerome and I dated over 12 inches ago!"
    • Peter: "Lois, our relationship can not be measured in nipples and dimes… nickels and boobs… money."
    • Stewie: "Wanna go ride the tea bags? …I mean, tea cups…? Tea bags…?"
    • Stewie (to Lauren Conrad): Do you need a gay friend on the show-a friend on the show?
  • In one episode of Arthur, Buster shoplifted something and was paranoid about getting caught when he and Arthur returned to the store. "Lemme just get these Lawbreakers—Jawbreakers!"
    • In another episode:
      Mr. Ratburn: Arthur? Do you have a headache?
      Arthur: Do I! …I mean, no…
  • One of the most famous examples in Xiaolin Showdown:
    Jack Spicer: [after defeating the monks and the Black Vipers] Say, who are all these people?
    Jessie: We're the Black Vipers, the most elite all-girl gang to ever roam these wild plains.
    Viper Girl: And since you have defeated us, our law demands that you inherit leadership of the Black Vipers.
    Jack: Yes... I guess this makes me QUEEN!
    [everybody stares]
    Jack: Uh... king.
  • The 1944 Popeye cartoon "Puppet Love" has a deliberate Freudian Slip. Popeye finds out Bluto crossed him with Olive with a Popeye marionette, so he knocks Bluto out and uses him as a marionette, staging an attempt on Olive's life. As Popeye jumps into to the "rescue":
    Popeye: Unhand that swine, you girl! Er, that girl, you swine!
  • Pinkie Pie talking about a fancy ornament causes Cranky Doodle Donkey to have one about Matilda in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic:
    Pinkie Pie: It's awfully pretty.
    Cranky: Yes, she was.
    Pinkie Pie: Huh?
    Cranky: I mean, it was, I mean, it is, yes, it's pretty, now put it down!
  • The Smurfs (1981)
    • Gargamel in "Gargamel The Generous" tries to hide the fact that his sudden niceness to the Smurfs is because he wants the diamonds that they have found, though he accidentally refers to Papa Smurf as Papa Diamonds.
    • Hogatha in "The Fake Smurf" when she thinks she has poisoned the Smurfs' soup refuses to eat the soup when Greedy tries to force her to eat it, saying "I'm on a low-poison diet."
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012):
    • Donatello accidentally slips up when he's trying to convince April to try some pizza gyoza.
      Donnie: Just try one! Sometimes things that don’t seem like they go together actually make a great couple! [realises what he just said] I mean food.
    • Donnie slips again in "The Gauntlet", refering to April as 'my April', before verbally backspacing to 'our April', and then finally settling on just 'April'.
  • Steven Universe: In "Sworn to the Sword", when singing to Connie about how she should dedicate herself to Steven, Pearl repeatedly substitutes "her" for "him" (as she's thinking about her past with Rose Quartz). Finally, in the the middle of a heated argument with Steven which is ostensibly about Connie, Pearl blurts out "Why won't you just let me do this for you, Rose?! I... I mean... let her... do this. Why won't you let Connie do this... for you...?"
    • Afterwards, Steven consoles Pearl and helps her with some emotional closure:
    Steven: Hey... Pearl? I didn't mean to mess up your training, but all that "you're nothing" talk was really freaking me out.
    Connie: Did Rose make you feel like you were nothing?
    Pearl [laughs nervously]: Rose made me feel... like I was everything. [Pearl wipes her tears away] I see now, how deeply you care about each other. That will make you both great knights.
  • In Spring Unsprung, Alistair steps between Bunny and a would-be suitor, snapping, "Dude, she's with me!"
    Alistair: Ah, I—I mean… standing… right here… with me.
    [cut to the other students' unconvinced expressions]
  • In the Total Drama season three finale, Heather tries to express that she despises Alejandra, but says love instead.
  • In the Wander over Yonder episode "The Bad Neighbors", Lord Hater and Commander Peepers are hiding out in a suburban cul-de-sac while plotting how to stop Lord Dominator's rampage across the galaxy, and Peepers accuses his boss of getting side-tracked by a rivalry with Emperor Awesome (who just so happens to be living across the way from them).
    Peepers: Sir, is this one of those things where you obsess over something to cover up the real issue?!
    Hater: Of course not! I just refuse to be publicly humiliated by Dominator... I mean, Domi-neighbor... our dumb neighbor!
  • In the Justice League episode "Hereafter", Superman is apparently disintegrated. Batman concludes that something else must have happened because the disintegration left no traces behind and insists that he isn't really dead, but after his attempts to confirm his suspicions come up empty his confidence starts to waver as he addresses Superman's memorial:
    Batman: Despite our differences, I have nothing but respect for you. I hope you knew... know that.
  • 12 oz. Mouse: There are several points where characters reflexively say things which reveal they know more than they’re letting on, such as Liquor nervously warning Roostre that he’s “too close to resetting everything” and hurriedly changing the subject when what he said is noticed. This happening a few too many times is part of what makes Fitz realize there’s something weird about the city, like the fact that he doesn’t actually remember ever moving there...
  • In My Life as a Teenage Robot, Brad, while explaining the concept of puberty to Jenny, demonstrates its effects on girls by showing pictures of girl named Sally who grew up into a rather buxom Hot Scientist. Later, while Jenny’s body is being altered by malware, including causing her chestplate to warp and expand, Brad says “what’s the hurry, Sally—I mean Jenny”.
  • Phineas and Ferb: In "Summer Belongs To You" as Isabella is trying to convince Phineas to not give up hope, she begins to say, "Well, that's not the Phineas Flynn I fell in..." only to embarrassingly correct her thought: " this situation with."
  • In the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "A Flea In Her Dome", Sandy picks up a flea after returning from Texas. During the party SpongeBob and Patrick throw for her, Sandy itches like crazy and can't stop scratching.
    Sandy: (opens a gift box and takes out a purple sandboard) A new itch board? I mean, a new snowboard? Boy, I sure can't wait to scratch this down chafe mountain.
    SpongeBob: Don't you mean ride this down Scab Mountain?
    Sandy: Thank you very rawness, SpongeBob and Pat.
    SpongeBob: Uh, you're welcome, Sandy. Hey, uh, are you still up for some karate chops?
    Sandy: (Still scratching her neck) Rashy sore. I mean, sure.
  • The Fairly OddParents: In one of the Oh Yeah! Cartoons shorts, Cosmo catches the Fairy Flu, which causes him to lose control of his magic. One of his sneezes turns Timmy's head into a toilet. As Wanda changes him back, she accidentally calls him "Toitey".
  • Central Park: In "Episode One", when Bitsy starts to make her case about razing the park, she greets the audience with "Hello, everymoney—er, everybody".
  • In the 1993 revival of Secret Squirrel, Secret is assigned to bring in Won Ton, a rampaging panda, without hurting him as he's an endangered species. Secret decides to try psychoanalysis, but it doesn't work—Won Ton shoves him in the filing cabinet.
    Secret: (emerging all bent and creased) Is my Freudian slip showing?

    Real Wife– uh, Life, Life! 
  • A radio commentator said "Martina Navratilova has been beaten in straight sex. Sorry, sets."
  • Many sportscasters have said "bulging dick" instead of "bulging disc".
  • Minnesota ABC affiliate news anchor Bill Lunn says, "I pledge allegiance to the fag" right before reporting on a gay pride festival.
  • In this news broadcast, a news anchor talks about a sausage eating competition she is judging, and says that people can get tickets on "pick a dick" (instead of Picatic).
  • After a story about a lesbian woman, news anchor Cynthia Isaguirre said that they would interview Erik Weihenmayer after the break, who climbed Mt. Everest despite being gay... I mean blind.
  • Fox News Channel reporter Shepard Smith once said that residents of Jennifer Lopez's home street in the Bronx "sound more likely to give her a curb job than a blow jo- or a bl-block party".
  • Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota had one during a hockey game. "Now it's time to drop the fu... er I mean puck." As a side note, the Face-Off in Hockey was originally going to be called a "Puck Off". It got changed for obvious reasons.
  • Instead of saying 'Bela kuca' (White House), a Serbian news anchor once said 'Bela kurac' which means 'white cock'.
  • George H. W. Bush has made a couple... interesting... gaffes.
    • About Ronald Reagan: "For seven and a half years I worked alongside him, and I'm proud of being his partner, and we had triumphs, we made some mistakes, we had some sex... setbacks."
    • Decades later: "Some of you may have gotten my ass em—my mass email... Freudian slip only!"
  • Not to be outdone by his father, George W. Bush once said "America needs a military where our breast and brightest are proud to serve, and proud to stay".
  • Silvio Berlusconi was complaining about the many charges against him, and said, that he already spent 200 million euros on "consultants and judges... consultants and lawyers."
  • One Dilbert Newsletter has an allegedly true story where a boss who is hiring his daughter as a higher up, and at the meeting he states "Now you may accuse me of incest, but—" and one of his employees says "Don't you mean Nepotism?"
  • It is amazing the number of valedictorians that say sex instead of success in graduation speeches. It always gets a big cheer from their peers however.
  • In a common anecdote, a vicar attempting to introduce actress Diana Dors by her real name—Diana Fluck—was so nervous about mispronouncing her name that he introduced her as 'Diana Clunt'.
  • This Memo
  • This post on FailBlog.
  • Not Always Right gives us this. Also, "Cockporn". (He meant "popcorn".)
  • Students often mistakenly call teachers 'Mum' or 'Dad' revealing a great deal of affection for said teachers in doing so.
    • Similarly, if a male (say) teacher is working in a school with no other male staff, he should get used to being addressed as "Miss" or "Mrs" very quickly, especially from the younger kids.
  • Freudian Slippers
  • Someone on Stupid Free Drama at LiveJournal once infamously referred to capslock comms as "cockslap comms".
  • Guy Sebastian in the Australian version of The X Factor had one here.
  • In an interview, French politician Rachida Dati once used the word "fellation" instead of "inflation."
  • Most likely, at least one person in your class have said "orgasm" for "organism" at school.
    • Or say "seduction" for "sedition" or "subduction".
    • A librarian once informed me that an octopus grasps its prey with its testicles.
    • Learning trigonometry, it is quite common to say "sex" when you mean "sec(x)", particularly because the latter sounds awkward.
  • NHL analyst Darren Pang went on to comment about PK Subban, one of the very few black (and one of the most colorful) hockey players. He then compared him to Alex Pietrangelo, saying that Subban should be more like the latter who:
  • After Capitol Records had rejected the first three singles and the debut album of The Beatles in 1963, the independent Vee-Jay label had acquired the rights to them. When Beatlemania hit America in 1964, Vee-Jay tried to capitalize on the success by releasing the handful of songs they'd acquired over-and-over again on different albums.note  The most desperate of these albums featured four Beatles songs sprinkled among eight songs by (the much, much less popular) crooner Frank Ifield. Even shadier, the album was called Jolly What! The Beatles and Frank Ifield On Stage, implying that it featured some live recordings by The Beatles. Anyone who was suckered into buying this album likely had already bought the Beatles songs on an earlier album. But there was some hilarity with the album's liner notes, which committed a memorable Malapropism on the word "compilation": "It is with a good deal of pride and pleasure that this copulation has been presented." has commented that "it provided an apt description of a record that screwed consumers out of their money."
  • Following the assassination of the world's most wanted terrorist, Fox News reported "Obama bin Laden" dead.
  • When Meryl Streep accepted a BAFTA for Best Original Screeplay for Charlie Kaufman, (who won it for Adaptation) she said: "I would like to thank BAFTA for this wonderful honor, I would like to spank... thank Spike Jonze...
  • Political slip, awful slip. A rather right wing German politician comments on the Charlie Hebdo attacks that they happened sooner than he hoped. Of course he wanted to say feared. In any case, rather left wing politicians rejoiced. (Minor shitstorm ensues.)
  • While announcing the nominees for Best Cinematography at the live 2015 Academy Award nominations, Academy head Cheryl Boone Isaacs meant to say "Dick Pope" (for Mr. Turner), but it came out as "Dick Poop". The flub became a meme almost faster than Isaacs could correct herself, and it's been viewed in the same light as John Travolta's "Adele Dazeem" flub.
  • In one Russian newspaper, there was an article where a woman instead of "gryzun" (rodent) typed "gruzin" (Georgian) Some time later, a comment was published, explaining that Georgians and other people from the Caucasus Mountains have a reputation for being passionate lovers, and that lady apparently lacked something in her life.
  • A Russian book called Mathematicians Joke as Well—a collection of funny stories and urban legends about mathematics - says that once, a professor took an article to a typist—a young single woman. For some reason, he was surprised to see that instead of "beskonechno malyy chlen" (infinitely small member) she typed "beskonechno milyy chlen" (infinitely dear member).
  • A BBC News radio announcer accidentally said David Cameron (UK Prime Minister) had died instead of David Bowie.
  • In the 2002 Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway, while sitting under the second red flag of the race after 27 laps due to a rainstorm (the first red flag happened on the very first lap after Steve Park (along with then-teammate Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who didn't flip) flipped into the infield and ripped out a section of guardrail on the inside of the track), NASCAR on NBC/TNT commentator Allen Bestwick commented, "It's been kind of a wet and bruising start to what was expected to be an exciting afternoon of rain." Cue laughs from the other commentators, and Bestick himself invoked the trope a few minutes later.note 
  • MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes once referred to 2016 presidential primary candidate Bernie Sanders as "Bernie Sandwiches" on air. He later explained on Twitter that he was looking at people being served dinner offscreen at the time. Similarly, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly referred to him as "Bernie Sandals", resulting in people making actual Bernie Sandals.
    • Another news anchor in 2018, February 20, started of her segment with "President Tra-Trump, spent the morning...", while barely containing her laughter with a wide smile tucking the corners of her mouth as she corrected herself.
    • MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle states that “California is farting wildfires” before correcting herself. Later on Seth Meyers, she stated that due to the large number of vegans and cleanses in California, they could actually be farting.
  • Katherine Ryan, when presenting Have I Got News for You during times of heightened tension between the US and the UK regarding politics, she delivered a sentence perfectly — but with some incorrect emphasis. Note: furor can be pronounced the same as führer.
    "... despite the current furor President Trump. Oh, shit. Despite the current furor, President Trump is still planning..."
  • Fox News anchor David Asman mispronouncing "title" as "tittle" when a picture of Miss Nevada Katie Rees in a bikini was on-screen. His instant awareness of how much he's screwed up is the topping of the cake.
  • Nicolás Maduro mixes this with plenty of Malaproper. One of his most memorable speeches has him saying in regards to Capitalists: "They speculate and rob just like us".
  • In one of his early sportscasting gigs as the play-by-play announcer for the American Basketball Association's Spirits of St. Louis, Bob Costas tried to say that the team didn't want to blow their lead as they had in the game they played the night before. But he fumbled it a bit and said "They don't want a repeat of last night's blow job." He got reprimanded but kept his job.


Upside Down Face

When Brian and Stewie try to speak to Tom Tucker about his son, Jake, getting Chris in trouble at school, Brian inadvertently mentions Jakes..."condition".

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