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My nose is big! Uh-uh, I'm not ashamed!
Big like a pickle, I'm still getting paid!
I get laid by the ladies, who know I'm in charge
Both how I'm livin' and my nose is large!
Digital Underground. "The Humpty Dance"

Exactly What It Says on the Tin: A weird and funny-looking nose. May or may not be detachable — who nose? Almost always symbolic of the character's personality. The most common shape for these noses is to either be extremely long and narrow like a stick, big and round like a clown nose, or the more realistic right-triangle nose. It can also have a different color (most commonly red and pink) than the face does. Compare the Sinister Schnoz, which is a villain having a long nose. Might also be a Sizable Semitic Nose if used to identify people from the Middle East and their descendants.

May or may not coincide with The Nose Knows if said nose is actually useful. Not to be confused with a Pinocchio Nose, the visible tic that gives away when someone is lying, although Pinocchio's nose is an example of both tropes.


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  • A montage shows actors auditioning to sell an air-freshener. One man burbles enthusiastically over the product, a beautiful woman purrs sensuously over it, but it's the final applicant who gets the part despite being awful.
    "It's...err...nice?" (turns his head to sniff in approval, showing an enormous nose).

    Anime & Manga 
  • One Piece:
  • Various members of Osamu Tezuka's Reused Character Design have remarkably large noses.
  • Tengu of the Hakushu Dinosaurs in Eyeshield 21. You might recognize him as the wimpy jerk that got beat up by Gaou for making fun of Kurita.
    • And don't forget Clifford, who Hiruma even refers to as "Fucking Nose".
  • Fukumoto Nobuyuki draws some pretty out-there noses (see: Akagi, Kaiji). It never gets played lightheartedly in those series, but when a bunch of people see it, someone's going to inevitably bring it up...
  • Many people from Shotaro Ishinomori's works.
  • Racer from Fairy Tail has a somehow cone-shaped nose.
    • Also Plue of this series and the author's previous main work, Rave Master. Nobody can really figure out what it is. Is it a drill? A carrot? Why does it droop over when Plue's feeling down? Erm...
  • Jiraiya in Sage Mode, Onoki, Akatsuchi and Kitsuchi in Naruto
  • Berserk:
    • Bishop Mozgus has a nose that is unnaturally square and flat, which Serpico suspects is because he keeps smashing his face against the floor hundreds of times a day in ritualistic prayer.
    • A creature seen in Qliphoth basically consists of a Gag Nose with legs.
  • Russia from Hetalia has his nose as his defining trait, like England's eyebrows. It's retained when he's in chibi form (which renders everybody else without a nose, or just a speck), mochi form, and his lookalike cat even has a large nose. He also has an emoticon; ( ^し^ )
  • In Ousama Ranking, a sharp, pointed nose is a symbol of Queen Hiling's bloodline; it's a clear sign that Prince Daida is her biological son, and an early clue that Bojji isn't.
  • Chihiro/Nicchi from Otaku no Musume-san in the present timeline. Not at all in his childhood. Chapter 62 reveals that it's fake and he's had a normal nose all along.
  • In one Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro case, the killer turns out to be the blond Westerner with the moderately-large nose, who although he is very interested in Japan and studied to become fluent in Japanese, is secretly racist against the Japanese and full of pride; in a visual metaphor his nose becomes larger and larger throughout his Motive Rant, reflecting his pride.
    • See tengu below; the association of large noses and pride in Japanese culture often gets married to Eagleland in representations of Caucasians, a majority of whom have big noses by Japanese standards.
  • On a related note, Naoki Urasawa draws a lot of-of his Westerners with really hilarious noses, but it's unclear if this is meant to be humorous or just an honest depiction of how Germans look to him. They're not precisely unrealistic, after all, they just tend to dominate people's faces.
  • Enji Koma from Tokyo Ghoul. His enormous, rounded-nose is one reason that no one takes him seriously.

    Audio Plays 
  • On The Firesign Theatre comedy album I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus, the Bozos all have fake noses that make a squeaky sound when squeezed, which they do regularly. It's never actually stated that Bozos are clowns—in fact, it's suggested that they're more like a race or class—but you're clearly supposed to get that idea.
    Barney: C'mon, squeeze the wheeze! Many people like to.

    Comic Books 
  • Most members of the Jones family in Archie Comics, most famously Forsythe "Jughead" Jones. However, Jellybean, the youngest member, is an exception.
  • Achille Talon: The title character's ridiculously oversize nose is a frequent source of gags.
  • Almost every character in Asterix is drawn with a huge nose, with Asterix and Obelix having two of the biggest (when they argue, they push their noses right up against each other). However, the nose that is frequently remarked upon is Cleopatra's, whose is rather noticeable on her otherwise gorgeous appearance but far smaller than that of any of the characters constantly remarking on how "very pretty" it is.
  • Billy & Buddy: Bill the cocker spaniel has a black bulbous nose.
  • Cubitus: Has a black bulbous nose, which is often interchanged with his yellow round tail.
  • Two of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers have...freakishly long noses, but the comic's cartoony quality means there's plenty of big noses to go around.
  • Girrion: Gunflins have noses nearly as big as their heads.
  • Jommeke: Anatool, the villain of the series, has a hook nose. Theofiel, Kwak and the Koningin van Onderland have a long pointy nose.
  • Doug from Sami The Samurai Squirrel has a very big pink nose.
  • In Sin City: Family Values, one of the bartenders has a penis-shaped nose.
  • Suske en Wiske: Lambik, Jerom, Barabas and Tante Sidonia all have long noses that look very similar and are often misused for all kinds of Amusing Injuries.
  • Tintin: Both Captain Haddock and The Thompsons have round pudgy noses that continuously get hurt.
  • Urbanus: Meester Kweepeer has a long, pointy nose.
  • Alan Ford: Bob Rock (as well as his brothers) is endowed with a massive schnoz, which gives license to pretty much everyone to mock him for it (at one point some brats make a snow effigy of him, labelled as a "hybrid of gnome and elephant). Needless to say, it's one of his many Berserk Button.

    Comic Strips 
  • Nero: Author Marc Sleen is infamous for drawing wonderfully memorable noses for his characters, from the bulbous noses of Nero and Van Zwam to the pointy ones for Oliepul and Madam Pheip and Tuizentfloot's hook nose.
  • Paulus de Boskabouter: Eucalypta, typical for a Wicked Witch, has a large bulbous nose.
  • Bloom County
    • Opus has a huge nose which was the subject of many gags over the years, such as a badly done nose job, a worse liposuction job, sleeping on it wrong, cutting it while shaving (funnier than it sounds), and slicing it off by sneezing while flossing.
    • There was a strip where Opus is sitting at a bar, and a woman with an enormous nose (that keeps whacking Portnoy off his bar stool when she turns to talk to Opus) is babbling about finally getting cosmetic surgery. Opus inquires when she's getting her nose job and she says "Nose job? I'm getting eyeliner permanently tattooed on my eyelids!"
  • The Far Side:
    • One cartoon depicted two guys in a bar about to get in a fight, one of them has a nose so big it almost reaches the floor, and the other guy is saying "Hey watch it, buddy unless you want a fat lip as well!"
    • "Egad! It's the severed nose of Dr. Verlucci—returned from the grave on the anniversary of the night we all betrayed him!"
    • In another, a man and a woman are in an art gallery looking at a painting of a man with a big nose; one of them says, "Gad, that's eerie. Wherever you go, the nose seems to follow."
    • Yet another had a man with a nose about four times the size of his head angrily telling his wife - whose mouth was also exaggeratingly huge - "Is that so? Well, you've got a big mouth!
  • Sam from InSecurity has a large bulbous nose while his wife’s cousin Roy has a rather pointy one.
  • Most regulars from The Wizard of Id have huge noses, including Sir Rodney, the King, the Duke, Bung the Jester, and Blanche.
  • In Baby Blues many jokes are made about Darryl's big nose. Oddly, though Wanda also has a big nose, hers is largely ignored. note 
  • Raymond Briggs's The Snowman: At one point, the titular character, who has a tangerine for a nose, tries on several less dignified looking fruits before deciding to stick with the tangerine.
  • The title character of Ziggy has this as his most prominent feature.

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    Films — Animation 
  • Arlo the Alligator Boy: Ansel Beauregard has one which is long, pointy, and protrudes outward like a bird beak, in helping with his bird-man appearance.
  • Mooseblood the mosquito from Bee Movie has his proboscis placed on his face as if it were his nose.
  • Flint in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs had this. Some other characters also did, but it was a partial plot point with Flint, as he had to puff out his cheeks to get his lips beyond his nose so he could kiss the girl.
  • This is very prevalent in many characters from Despicable Me, a lot of whom are villains.
    • Main character Gru, for starters has a long, pointy nose that's often used as a source of humor.
    • Lucy Wilde in Despicable Me 2. During her wedding at the end, she and Gru try to kiss, but they both touch, so they tilt their heads to kiss.
    • Scarlett Overkill has a long, pointy nose and her husband Herb even more so.
  • Encanto: Bruno Madrigal has a fat, bulbous nose that takes half of his face. To a lesser extent, Mirabel and Agustín are this as well.
  • In Pinocchio, a telescoping nose is the main character's Lie Tic.
  • In Ratatouille, Linguini has this. To a lesser extent, Colette too.
  • Tangled: A Running Gag is that Flynn’s wanted posters always portray him as having one of these, much to his annoyance. At one point, Maximus has to cover up his nose on one of the wanted posters in order to even recognize him.

    Films — Live-Action 

  • Isabel Allende's Eva Luna: Eva worked as a maid for two retired middle-to-upper-class siblings, and the brother had a huge nose.
  • Isaac Asimov's Foundation Series: "The Mule": Magnifico Giganticus is a short man with spidery limbs, his long nose is part of what makes him appear to be a living caricature of humanity. Covers to Foundation and Empire have included Magnifico, with a nose as long as his jester's cap bells.
  • In The Book of the Dun Cow, Mundo Cani Dog has an oversized nose which gives him an extraordinary sense of smell. Being Mundo Cani, however, he sees it as ugly and offensive.
  • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: A Cambridge University dinner near the start of the story includes one don with "the most extraordinarily long and bony nose", which apparently resembles not just a yacht keel, but specifically the winged keel with which Australia II won the 1983 America's Cup. Whenever anyone meets him for the first time, they are too startled by his nose to say anything, and the second time, they're embarrassed by the first time, and so on. The result is that nobody has spoken to him for seventeen years, or indeed spoken to anyone who has the slightest idea who he is.
  • East of the Sun and West of the Moon's cursed prince is almost forcibly married to a witch's daughter with a nose three ells long (about four and a half feet).
  • David Eddings: The Elenium and The Tamuli has Sparhawk with his broken nose that is played with. In The Shining Ones it is lampshaded when Berit wears Sparhawk's face.
  • Russian author Nikolai Gogol's story The Nose is about a government official's nose that escapes from his face and goes on to lead a life of its own.
  • Harry Potter:
    • Snape's large hooked nose is often mentioned and is possibly the origin of his nickname "Snivellus" (he wasn't crying at the time the Marauders made it up, at least). The Marauders often center their insults around it, along with him supposedly being greasy.
    • Nymphadora Tonks, who was born with the power to change her appearance at will, delights in transforming her nose to entertain friends at dinner.
  • Professor Mmaa's Lecture: The Termite Queen is very sensitive about her noticeably large nose.
  • In Edward Rutherfurd's London, members of the Silversleeves bloodline share the genetic trait of unusually long noses.
  • The Snouters: Form and Life of the Rhinogrades: This Mockumentary has an entire group of shrew-like mammals living on a remote archipelago which have developed an organ known as the 'nasorium' derived from the nose, which can do almost every conceivable thing. There are species that stand on their nose, walk on their nose, grab things with their nose, sing with their nose, jump with their nose, dig with their nose, and eat things with their nose. Ironically, some snouters use their tear ducts to breathe instead of their nose.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Many background characters are drawn with one.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Maxwell Q. Klinger from M*A*S*H has a large nose, the other characters frequently make jokes about it. In one Superstition Episode, he half-jokingly warns Hawkeye, "I came from a family of small-nosed folk until one of us looked at a gypsy queen the wrong way. Ever since then, we've been growing 'em like this!"
    • In another episode, a soldier with a large nose wants a nose job, and there happens to be an excellent plastic surgeon stationed in Tokyo. Only trouble is, a nose job is an elective surgery, which Army regulations won't allow. Cue hijinks...
  • The Great Gonzo, especially on Muppet Babies.
  • Raymond Luxury Yacht of Monty Python's Flying Circus. His name is not pronounced as written (pronounced "Throat Wobbler Mangrove"), and it's not his real nose either. He wants to have it operated on anyway.
  • Cocknose, a character from Bo' Selecta!, is a parody of a Muppet whose nose is big and shaped like, well, you can guess from the name. You can see a brief clip with him and his nose here.
  • BBC children's show Jigsaw had the nightmare-inducing character Noseybonk.
  • Ernie removing Bert's nose was a Running Gag on early seasons of Sesame Street. In one famous sketch, Ernie is sculpting a bust of Bert out of clay, but he runs out of clay before he can make the nose. So he takes Bert's nose off his face and puts it on the bust.
    • The Honkers talk by honking their noses.
    • Cyranose de Bergerac (three guesses who he's a parody of), who appeared once in a sketch and once as the subject of an episode, has a nose long enough and pointy enough to use as a sword. Which he attempts to do whenever someone around him so much as says the word "nose". Other people are legitimately terrified of him.
  • In the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode "Star Force: Fugitive Alien II," the Mads invent long, rubbery "big noses." Joel takes a similar approach to the invention exchange.
  • In an episode of Taxi, Louie wants an opinion about what perfume should use. He selects Alex because he "could smell these things from home."
  • Frasier: In the episode "Roz and the Schnoz," Frasier plays host to a couple with ridiculously large noses who are completely unaware of it— and neither is anyone else. Hilarity Ensues as Frasier's family tries to Ignore the Disability while the couple keeps unconsciously setting up nose-related puns: "Everyone who knows you knows you're the nosiest!"
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer had Gnarl and his ridiculously long nose. Unusually for this trope, rather than looking funny, he looks terrifying.
  • Seinfeld: George is dating a woman with a startlingly big nose. On the one hand, he's put off by it; on the other hand, he's sure if she had a nose job she'd be out of his league. Everyone tactfully avoids mentioning her nose to her face, except for Kramer.
  • The Lone Rearranger from Between the Lions has a banana on his nose.
  • In an episode of Designing Women Bernice gets a nose job and winds up looking like Miss Piggy. All's well by episode's end.

  • "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
  • "Sir Nose D. Void of Funk", based on Cyrano de Bergerac.
  • Frank Zappa had a large hook nose, which he called a honker and even used it as the logo of his video label Honker Home Video.
  • Eminem likes to make fun of his distinctive large, 'pointy', 'Pinocchio' nose on several of his songs note . Probably the funniest/grossest reference is on "SHADYXV" where he brags about how his nose makes him irresistable to women, claiming Rihanna calls him Pinocchio because 'she loves the way I lie - she sits on my face and waits for my nose to grow'.
  • "La Di Dum" by The Corries is about a young man with a great big "La Di Dum". Despite the constant innuendo they assure you that
    "It's his bloody nose we're singing about!"

    Mythology & Religion 
  • Older Than Print: Tengu from Japanese mythology are sometimes depicted with huge, bright red, sausage-shaped noses (when they don't have bird heads). Some folk tales also give them magic fans with which to inflict this on others. A long nose is a Stock Visual Metaphor in Japan for pride, which is very likely derived from the tengu, who in many stories originate as monks who were very wise and holy but brought down by their arrogance about it, which is a barrier against enlightenment.
  • Chaac, the Mayan god of water and rain, is often portrayed with a long, trunk-like nose that points upwards.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • Triple H is infamous for his humorously humongous honker. Whenever other wrestlers want to make fun of Haitch, the first thing they reach for is a prosthetic nose.

    Tabletop Games 

  • Cyrano de Bergerac: Cyrano is a famous example of this, having an overlarge schnoz that he thinks makes him too ugly for any woman to love. On the other hand, he also goes into a legendary Wrong Insult Offense routine when a bit character is insufficiently creative at insulting his looks.
  • Traditional Commedia dell'Arte characters tend to come with their own masks, often sporting an oversized nose. As a general rule, the bigger a character's nose, the smaller their intelligence.
  • Melvin the Superhero from the Jeff Dunham stable. He turns his face to profile when asked his "most distinguishing feature"...
    Melvin: My costume.

    Video Games 
  • Super Mario Bros.:
    • One of Wario's defining features is his large, pink nose. Waluigi has a long pink nose. Also, Jimmy T. from WarioWare and his entire family have red noses for some reason.
    • Mario and Luigi's big round noses are usually a Downplayed version, but that doesn't stop Nintendo from doing things, like, say, applying Jiggle Physics on Mario's or Luigi's nose in games like Super Mario Odyssey or Luigi's Mansion so it can bounce around comically.
  • The joke pet Nostradamus from Insaniquarium Deluxe is a nose, with fins.
  • Billy Burston, in Mitsumete Knight. The nose gets broken in his defeated sprite after your fights against him.
  • Igor from the Persona series.
  • Eggman in Sonic the Hedgehog series has a large pink nose.
  • Link had a large nose in most of the early The Legend of Zelda games but by his Ocarina of Time incarnation it had gotten a lot shorter. Though it was still fairly large in terms of anime style art.
    • One feature that distinguishes the Gerudo from Hylians, besides each being a redhead, is a prominent, pointy nose that has been described in supplementary materials as "bird-like." Chief Ruji of Breath of the Wild has a relatively small and pretty one... mostly due to her being so young (she's Link's height while an adult is several feet taller).
  • So does King of All Cosmos in the Katamari Damacy series.
  • The Spelunker (and the Damsels and Shopkeepers) in Spelunky have red noses.
  • Ace Attorney's Luke Atmey and Quercus Alba have noses long and pointy enough to serve as a hazard to unsuspecting eyes everywhere. It's a wonder the former was able to fit into that Mask☆Demasque mask at all!
    • Victor Kudo has a bright red round nose. So does Moe, but his nose is part of his clown makeup.
  • Dan Hibiki's father Go Hibiki's enormous schnoz has been featured in Puzzle Fighter and will make an appearance as an alternate costume of Dan's in Street Fighter IV.
  • The Mad Hatter of both American McGee's Alice and its sequel Alice: Madness Returns sports a large and long nose.
  • The Mr. Saturn species of EarthBound (1994) and Mother 3; their noses are quite literally a good third of their overall body.
  • Hyness from Kirby Star Allies turns out to have large one once you knock his hood off, which droops down just like a certain cynical octopus.
  • Alfendi Layton in Layton Bros. Mystery Room has a very dramatic nose that's almost half the size of his face. Considering that his father's nose is almost nonexistent, it certainly raises questions concerning his parentage.
  • Pokémon:
    • Nosepass and its evolution, Probopass, have large noses that always point north due to being based on compasses.
    • Opal, one of the Gym leaders in Pokémon Sword and Shield, sports a long nose that makes her reminiscent of a witch.
  • The NPC Villagers in Minecraft are known for their Squidward-like hanging noses, enough so that many players simply refer to them as "Squidwards" and even Notch, the creator of the game, acknowledges that they look like "cavemen Squidwards".
  • The Running Nose enemy in Miitopia is... a nose that is running with Mii eyes floating above them. Its tiny legs sprout from its nostrils and it attacks by sneezing.
  • Clarence's Big Chance: Clarence.
  • Aria from Crypt Of The Necrodancer has a long pointy nose. It's even visible on her tiny overworld sprite!
  • Hyness of Kirby Star Allies has a bulbous, Squidward-esque nose underneath his hood and veil.
  • Several Spongebob Squarepants Plug N Play Games style the game unit as SpongeBob's head, with his nose being the joystick.
  • In the adult Bara Genre game Strange Flesh, Joe is shown to have a comically big nose; it's one of the few things that remain consistent about his appearance no matter what form or body build he takes.
  • Deltarune: Spamton G. Spamton has a long, pointy, goblin-like nose.

    Web Animation 

  • Riff and Torg's realtor from Sluggy Freelance, in an obvious Pinocchio reference.
  • A good few men in I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space!!!.
  • Luther Levy from Bite Me! and Family Man is drawn with an extremely long nose. In the latter, it overlaps with Unreliable Narrator due to his subdued Internalized Categorism over being Jewish; in a scene where he thinks that some people nearby might also be Jewish, the next panel shows them all with exaggerated noses.
  • Just about everyone in Newheimburg has a gag nose, if they're depicted with a nose at all.
  • DNA Leon has a big black nose that is much larger than the other X's noses.
  • In Oglaf strip "Wedders" the eponymous man with an extremely long nosenote  has to bitterly tell an eager woman that his nose is not a dick. She still wants to sleep with him anyway, and for managing to find love a fairy appears to break his curse of... having a flaccid nose. The woman is still interested though.
  • Poison Ivy Gulch: Both Mayor Sidewinder and Rigg R. Mortis have very big, long noses. The mayor's nose is shaped like a broom handle and Rigg's nose is more hooked.

    Web Original 
  • A creepy example occurs in one user's dream in Nightmare Beings, which features a green-skinned old woman with a nose that can extend and wrap around victims.

    Web Videos 
  • Zach Sherwin is a writer for Epic Rap Battles of History who occasionally appears in the videos themselves as a rapper. His hooked nose has been used as a source of humor twice.

    Western Animation 
  • Milhouse of The Simpsons has a bulbous nose about the size of a tennis ball. However, besides Homer once calling him a "four-eyed weiner with a big nose", oddly enough, unlike literally everything else in the show, it hasn't really ever been the source of a joke.
    • One episode has an in-universe animated short about a trio of french men with large noses they used to prepare snack; one snorted up grapes and sneezed out wine, the next snorted up wedges of cheese and sneezed out cubes, the last snorted up toothpicks and sneezed out a replica of the Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately, the last one suffered a nose bleed, and the short ended with him comically running around in a panic.
  • The Ice King, Earl of Lemongrab, and Fire Count of Adventure Time all have very long, narrow, curved noses, in a world where almost all of the characters don't have noses at all.
  • Hey Arnold!: Arnold's Grandpa has a big nose, and he used it as a kazoo to play Stars and Stripes forever in an episode involving a talent show.
    • Arnold's classmates Sid and Stinky also have long noses too. This was even lampshaded in the episode "Cool Party."
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show: Stimpson J. Cat.
  • The Flintstones: Barney Rubble's nose is often the target of prods, pings, and twangs from Fred Flintstone.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants:
    • Hoo Boy Squidward. Where to even begin? To start off, he’s easily the Trope Codifier with his iconic, long, droopy, bulbous nose, which has been referenced multiple times on this very page. It has been the subject of several gags on the show. Fans have even took notice, as there is a common theory that Squidward’s nose is actually his penis. there’s even a song about it. (Warning: NSFW) Barnacle Boy's is just as big, leaving a gag for them calling each other "big nose". In the Season Ten episode "Whirlybrains", Squidward pulls off some fabric on his nose to reveal his nose is even bigger.
    • At the end of the show's opening, SpongeBob plays his nose like a recorder.
    • Mr. Krabs has a thin, crooked nose that he uses primarily for sniffing out loot.
    • Patrick temporarily gets himself a big long nose in "No Nose Knows". Unfortunately, once he picks up bad smells, he turns into a complete germophobe and alienates his friends. Their solution to getting the old Patrick back? Creating a massive ball of garbage that smells so repulsive that it causes his nose to wither into dust.
  • Brendon from Home Movies has a caricatured long pointy nose, when no one else in the show does. Most don't even have a nose.
  • Bob Clampett in his Looney Tunes shorts was well known for giving his characters long or weird shaped noses.
  • Phineas from Phineas and Ferb has a nose that like a boxing promoter once said takes up most of his face, his head is shaped like a triangle.
  • Billy and his Dad from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.
  • The titular insects from Oggy and the Cockroaches have long, sharp noses.
  • Jocamal, from a TV Funhouse sketch.
  • The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack: Captain K'nuckles, depending on the storyboard artist.
  • Doug, from the show of the same name. There's even an episode revolving around his insecurity of the size of his nose.
  • Nigel Thornberry from The Wild Thornberrys has a massive honker that's half as tall and almost half as wide as his head.
  • Two from Seven Little Monsters has a tremendous, long schnoz that frequently causes slapstick gags.
  • Bignose (Bigmouth's girlfriend) from The Smurfs (1981). Becomes more pronounced on Gargamel's face when he magically swaps it with his own nose for an episode. He has to adjust to balancing it when he first gets it. He manages to use it to sniff out Smurf village like he planned but is thwarted when they use pepper to make him sneeze himself all the way back home. In the same episode Vanity Smurf attempted to use Gargamel's magic to get a fancier nose, which ends up gold and gem encrusted, to the mockery of everyone else in the village.
  • Butch from Mr. Bogus has a rather long and slightly curved nose.
  • Con Artist Al Swindler on Garfield and Friends has one of the biggest noses in cartoon history. (Seriously, just look at him!) In fact, in his second appearance, Garfield says, "I'm not too good with names, but I never forget a nose like that."
  • Wat and his brother in Wat's Pig have very long noses. Wat has to bend his nose guard to make his helmet fit correctly.
  • Snout Spout from She-Ra: Princess of Power; his snout was, uhm, a spout. And he was a firefighter. (Seriously He had been designed for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, but the cartoon had been canceled by then, so he appeared a few times in the Spin-Off.)
  • In an episode of Family Guy has Brian meeting a pair of executives with long noses. Psych, they're Italian!
    • Another episode had Peter mock his wife Lois by imitating her nose using a triangle cut sandwich. She clearly inherited her nose from her mother.
  • In Animaniacs, there's an episode where the Warners are on a parody of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids called "Obese Orson" that has a literal example of this trope. One of the characters is "Hooknosed Harold" who has a running gag of his nose hanging so low that it keeps getting in his mouth.
  • The Pearls from Steven Universe are a Rare Female Example. All of them have large, triangular noses which are at odds with their otherwise delicate and ballerina-inspired designs.
    • There's also the Zircons, who have long, thin noses that stick out like the branch of a tree.
  • Sheep in the Big City has several characters with big bulbous noses, the most notable ones being Farmer John, General Specific, and the Angry Scientist.
  • The adult Pickles men on Rugrats all have this trait.
  • Il était une fois...: Le Teigneux and Le Nabot, whose noses serve as part of their Non-Standard Character Design.
  • Those Scurvy Rascals: Shark Bait and Sissy LePoop (Jolly Roger) have some very big noses.
  • Chowder: One of Mung Daal's most prominent traits is his giant blue honker.
  • in the Thomas & Friends episode "Buzz Buzz", after a bee stings him on the nose, James gets a giant red clown-like schnoz for the remainder of the episode.
  • Ready Jet Go!: The Propulsions' noses all honk when squeezed or tapped, due to them being aliens.
  • The Ghost and Molly McGee: Scratch and Molly's dad both have Squidward-like noses.
  • Maya and the Three: The Gran Bruja, a Rare Female Example, is a powerful witch who possesses a monstrously bulbous nose that nearly dwarfs her own head. In fact, her schnozz is so large she uses it to uppercut one of the bad guys during the Final Battle. The series' creator Jorge Gutiérrez states that the Gran Bruja's nose used to be even bigger when he was designing her, and that this was inspired by the likes of Witch Hazel and Groo the Wanderer.
  • Smiling Friends: Charlie's face is almost entirely nose, with a voice to match. Fittingly enough he's voiced by Zach "psychicpebbles" Hadel, who's often caricatured with similarly humongous noses.
  • Jorel's Brother: Mrs. Lola, the school principal, has a long witch-like nose. Averted with Jorel, who has a large nose but is the most handsome character in the show.
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius:
    • Similar to the Nigel Thornberry example above, Hugh Neutron's nose is much larger than those of the other characters. The episode "Clash of the Cousins" shows that this is common on his side of the family.
    • Ms. Fowl has a beak-like nose befitting of her name.
  • Gravity Falls has an art style that give several characters fairly long noses, but probably the ones that stand out the most are Stan and by extension his identical twin brother Ford, who both have droopy Squidward-like noses, as well as Old Man McGucket, who has a long, banana-shaped nose.


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Raymond Luxury-Yacht

A man interviews 'leading skin specialist' Raymond Luxury-Yacht, a very silly man who wears a giant polystyrene nose.

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