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Beans, beans, the [musical/magical] fruit
The more you eat, the more you toot.
The more you toot, the better you feel,
So eat your beans with every meal.
Kids' Poem

Foods that aren't noted in fiction for tasting good, or even tasting bad, but rather for making people fart or burp.

Common ones for farting include:

  • Beans, due to a carbohydrate called raffinose, which can cause gas by fermenting in the lower intestine (but usually goes away as the body grows more used to the carbohydrate).
  • Anything with fiber, since fiber is harder to digest and thus might stay in the lower intestine for a long time, making it ferment.
  • Anything spicy, since some people, especially people with IBS (but not exclusive to them), are sensitive to capsaicin, which might manifest as gas.
  • Certain vegetables:
    • Brussels sprouts.
    • Cabbages (particularly sauerkraut).
    • In Japanese media, sweet potatoes have this reputation.
  • Seafood (especially sushi in the west, due in part to xenophobia).
  • Prunes.

Common ones for burping include:

Any character who farts or burps, especially if they're not normally a Gasshole, might blame one of these foods. If someone mistakenly thinks that they or someone else farted, they might think that one of these foods is to blame. And if anyone turns down one of them, they'll usually give a fear of getting gas as a reason. Sometimes, eating one of these foods might even be used to invoke Fartillery. It could also lead to Farts on Fire if eaten by a campfire.

Important note: This is about foods that are stereotyped as making people fart or burp. If one particular character has food that makes them fart or burp, but that's not a common stereotype of the food, that better fits Plot Allergy (similar to the distinction between Stock "Yuck!" and Does Not Like Spam).

Compare The Food Poisoning Incident for another toilet joke about food. Also compare Warm Milk Helps You Sleep, Fire-Breathing Diner, Onion Tears, and Pepper Sneeze for other stock food effects. Might overlap with Growling Gut if gas is what causes the stomach to growl.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • In the Codename: Sailor V, Minako eats a lot of sweet potatoes in one chapter and later, when fighting as Sailor V, she uses an attack that involves a sulfur stink cloud. Artemis thinks it's because she ate too many sweet potatoes and farted, but she claims it's because she's using the power of Venus's sulfur atmosphere.
  • Invoked in one of the many gadgets featured in Doraemon, the "Musical Potatoes" (based on sweet potatoes, not regular potatoes) which makes the user fart rhythmically and compose a melody simply by passing gas. Nobita borrows this gadget for a talent show but Doraemon forgot to tell him to "take only one bite"; after Nobita finished the whole pack he ends up hilariously launching himself through the air via fartillery.
  • Hirogaru Sky! Pretty Cure: In episode 10, Kabaton devours two sweet potatoes in one bite and then unleashes a smokescreen with his flatulence, incapacitating the other Cures.
  • In episode 40 of Motto! Ojamajo Doremi, we learn that Onpu Segawa refuses to eat sweet potatoes after an incident where she ate one and then farted in public that made the news. According to her, child idols cannot be seen farting or gaining a lot of weight, as it would taint the image she has of being perfect.
  • Sailor Moon: Usagi gorges herself on sweet potatoes. The others warn her that they can cause gas if she has too many of them, but she ignores this until she indeed ends up loudly cutting it. The DiC dub, however, removes the farting sound effect, though it keeps the animation of Usagi fanning her face while blushing.
  • Teasing Master Takagi-san: During one of the side segments involving Mina, Yukari, and Sanae, Mina dares Yukari to drink a soda because Mina claims that while it's tasty, it's also painful. Yukari says she has no problem with them, then drinks down the soda, only to find out that she's got to belch, but doesn't want to in order to avoid proving Mina right. She waits for a discreet moment when something has her friends distracted to let out a low burp. Mina, however, seems to realize and grins smugly.
  • Yo Kai Watch:
    • In episode 12, Robonyan has Cheeksqueek eat a few sweet potatoes. Cheeksqueek proceeds to let out a flurry of purple flatulence, and Nate comments that (fittingly for the Yo-Kai that makes people fart at bad times) his gas is the most pungent of all.
    • In Pupsicle's debut, Katie cuts loose after eating a sweet potato (the English dub changes it to a burrito). She quips, "I was frozen, I let it go."

    Asian Animation 

    Comic Books 
  • Persepolis: When Mali and her family are staying at Marji's household, the two families later end up going to the supermarket in order to buy some food. When picking up some kidney beans to make chili, Marji jokes that "We'll just have to forget about the flatulence factor", causing one of Mali's kids to ask what flatulence is. Marji answers, "Well... farts!", much to the kids' amusement.

    Comic Strips 
  • Garfield:
    • In this comic, Garfield steals all the soda pop in the fridge, much to Jon and Odie's horror. They attempt to run for cover, only for Garfield to belch so tremendously that it sends them flying.
    • In one strip, Garfield belches loudly enough to blow Jon's hair backward and then claims to be out of soda.
  • Over the Hedge: In one comic, Verne says his resting pulse is a 9. RJ googles this and finds that this means that he's either a human with deadly bradycardia or a turtle who ate a lot of chili, beans, and kale. Verne says that he's glad this is normal, and RJ puts on a gas mask.

    Fan Works 

    Films — Animation 
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire: Implied in one of the P.A. announcements on the ship, as read by Mrs. Packard.
    Mrs. Packard: [reading] "Attention: Tonight's supper will be baked beans, musical program to follow." [Beat] Who wrote this?
  • Batman and Harley Quinn: Harley complains that she has to use the bathroom due to eating spicy hot wings, but Batman and Nightwing ignore her pleas. To make them pull over, she starts to fart loudly, and even Batman can’t handle the stench, so he stops by a gas station.
  • Beavis And Butthead Do America: One of the middle-aged guys the titular duo meet in the desert, both of whom are heavily implied to be their biological fathers, demonstrates this through the "cooking beans over fire" variant. It ignites an incredibly high flame, which the duo are in awe of.
  • The Bad Guys (2022): Implied; Piranha's seen eating bean and beef burritos, possibly explaining why his flatulence is comparable to stink bombs.
  • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: Exploited with Jimmy's invention, the Neutronic Burping Soda, which is specially engineered to induce "one burp per sip". When his parents drink it, not realizing it isn't regular soda, they don't initially catch on that their burps are out of the ordinary due to this trope, until the point they can't even get a sentence out without burping.
  • Leo the Lion: At the end of the movie, Leo sings about how much he loves vegetables and fruit, and notes that he loves beans even though they give him gas.
  • Open Season: In the sequel, Roberto farts after he informs Fifi that he has to poop. Fifi then snaps, ranting that he shouldn't have eaten a burrito before they left.
  • Shaun the Sheep: In Farmageddon, Lu-La chugs three 2-liter bottles of soda in one sitting and belches so loudly that it causes an earthquake and the sound alone can be heard from Africa.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Blazing Saddles: Has the dubious honor of being the first major Hollywood film to feature fart sounds for this reason. As a parody of Western films, a scene featuring men sitting around a campfire eating fried beans portrays the exaggerated consequences of this, with all of the men farting and burping for a solid 30 seconds straight. When one of the men asks Taggart for more beans, he responds, "I think you've had enough".
  • Dennis the Menace: When Switchblade Sam kidnaps Dennis and they're sitting around a campfire, Dennis manages to hog-tie him and force-feed him a giant potful of baked beans. His stomach gradually gets larger and larger until he can't hold it anymore and his massive fart actually blows out the fire.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: In one scene, Susan asks her son Greg if he drank all the soda. He burps while trying to say no.
  • Elf:
    • In one scene, Buddy drinks an entire 2-liter bottle of Coca-Cola. A few minutes later, he burps loudly for several seconds straight.
    • When Papa Elf reveals that Santa Claus used to employ gnomes instead of Christmas Elves, one drunken gnome is seen burping.
  • In The Extreme Adventures Of Super Dave, Sandy (Super Dave Osborn's girlfriend) gives him a lunch that she made herself, extremely healthy... and composed of about half a ton of Brussels sprouts. A few minutes later in the same scene, Super Dave is indisposed and goes to the bathroom and cuts with a massive fart that wrecks the whole floor like it had been hit by a hurricane and tosses people dozens of feet backwards.
  • My Cousin Vinny: The two boys are arguing about what snacks to buy. Bill suggests canned beans, but Stan points out this trope. He is mollified when he hears that they will be driving with the top down on their convertible.
  • Paulie: In Paulie's narration, he notes that he and Benny had burritos earlier. He then yells at Benny to pull the car over, only to fart and apologize.
  • Pete's Dragon (1977): Elliott drinks an alcoholic drink given to him by Hoagie and Lampie, causing him to let out a fiery belch (since he's a dragon and all).
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (2020): At one point, Sonic loudly cuts it. The disgusted Tom asks him what he ate and Sonic responds that it must've been because of the chili dog he had earlier.

  • Adrian Mole: In Cappuccino Years, Glenn gets into trouble at school for farting, claiming that his mother has been feeding him too many beans.
  • The Post Captain novel of the Aubrey-Maturin series features a horse that's mentioned to be almost exclusively bean-fed. When the horse briefly slows down its dogcart before going up a hill, it lets out a long, loud fart, spooking the intoxicated driver (who happens to be Aubrey's command) into exclaiming, "I beg your pardon?!" Aubrey's lover Diana, who's in the cart with him, casually remarks "That's all right, I thought it was the horse" and promptly gets ahold of the dogcart's whip.
  • The Bad Guys: In Book 5 "Intergalactic Gas", Mr. Piranha whips up over 30 bean burritos as a coping mechanism for the stress he feels about saving the world. Having eaten them as well, he later passes gas while he's stuck in Mr. Wolf's spacesuit.
  • The BFG: When introducing the frobscottle (a soda where the bubbles fizz down and make the drinker fart so hard they get launched into the air), the BFG is disgusted to learn that humans' sodas have bubbles that fizz upwards since giants consider burping ruder than humans.
  • The Book of Bunny Suicides: At one point, a rabbit eats nine cans of beans and then prepares to light it on fire to burn himself alive.
  • In his autobiography Boy, Roald Dahl tells of his eccentric maths master Corkers, who would make a big show of distress if somebody farted, commanding everybody to use the door as a fan and open all the windows. He would finish by muttering that this was because of the school food: cabbages and Brussels Sprouts, which would make the boys go off like firecrackers.
  • Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest: 2023 entries, the last Dishonorable Mention of the Dark & Stormy category mentions chili, corn, and sauerkraut as gassy:
    It was a dark and stormy night and, having only cans of chili, corn, and sauerkraut in my meager larder, I mixed my supper, knowing that if the electricity went out I, at least, would have gas.
    Michael Karasik, Novato, CA
  • Captain Underpants: In "Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot", the narration notes that intelligence is like beans; while both may be good, if you have too much of either, you'll end up with a "big, stinky mess".
  • Dave: Exploited when Dave is stuck in the cat door, so other animals feed him beans so he'll fart himself loose.
  • Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Greg comes up with a secret code for him and Rowley to pass answers to each other during a test, involving coughs, sneezes, and foot tapping. Rowley asks what they'll do if they have to ask each other a question. Greg says they can fart, but Rowley doesn't think he can fart on command. Greg suggests eating certain foods for breakfast that will make it easier to fart, including tacos, beans, and soda.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Implied in the "Do it Yourself Book", in which one comic, The Amazing Fart Police, portrays farting as illegal. One comic that's advertised is "The Fart Police Invade a Burrito Factory", indicating that they're arresting the workers for producing food that makes people fart.
  • Discworld: In "The Amazing Maurice", a girl, upon hearing Dangerous Beans's name, says, "Dangerous Beans?! It sounds like he makes you—".
  • Doctor Dog: After eating too many baked beans (in addition to drinking too much beer), Granddad Gumboyle farts so hard, he blows the roof off the house.
  • In Doggy Doo on My Shoe, the only character who actually farted instead of being wrongly accused due to the dog poop was "a Queen who eats beans".
  • In Excuse Me!, Martha May eats baked beans for lunch, but refuses to fart because she has a principle against making "rude noises". This causes her to fill up with gas so much she floats into the air.
  • Farley Farts: At the end of the book, Farley's family has bean soup, and it's said that someone besides Farley farted for a change (though it's not stated who).
  • Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps is all about Santa Claus struggling not to fart after eating sprouts.
  • Gangsta Granny: Ben's grandmother loves cabbage, which is implied to be the reason she's such a Gasshole.
  • Parodied in Good Families Don't, which features a sentient fart eating beans.
  • Horrible Harry: In one book, the kids mention the old "beans, beans, the magical fruit" rhyme. Ms. Mackle quips that people were reciting that phrase when she was their age.
  • This was the subject of several jokes in the ancient Roman joke book, the Philogelos
    • A smartass ship captain is asked by a passenger what wind is blowing, and he replies, "bean soup and onions."
    • A dumb Cumean sailor hears that onions and garlic give you wind, so when he gets stuck in calm waters, he ties a sack of them to his ship's stern.
  • Pinky Dinky Doo: In "Pinky Stinky Doo", Pinky's family has burritos for breakfast. Pinky later ends up laughing so loudly that she ends up farting, which her classmates refuse to let her forget. In the episode adaptation, however, this is changed to giving her bad breath instead.
  • Ratburger: On the list of embarrassing things that could happen at school, one of them is eating baked beans, which causes the eater to fart all afternoon.
  • Rudy's Windy Christmas is about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer farting on Christmas Eve after eating sprouts.
  • In The Toot Fairy, farts are depicted as growing from the ground and being delivered by a fairy, who's said to be extra busy on Taco Tuesdays, precisely because most tacos contain beans.
  • Tropic of Cancer: Nanantatee, who's from Gujurat, is noted to consume a lot of lentils and beans as part of his diet (with the occasional drop of garlic). Frank Miller occasionally snarks about his loud flatulence, at one point remarking how his tendency to omit "Excuse me" after the fact must be due to it missing from his Gujurati-to-English dictionary.
  • Ulysses: One of the first users of the "Wonderworker" (a rectal catheter) is Geraghty, who is known for consuming lots of high-fiber foods. Interestingly, the only legumes he's mentioned to be eating are lima beans (referred to as "Drangoon beans"), possibly making this the Ur-Example of beans alone being perceived as giving people gas.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Big Bang Theory: In "The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification", Sheldon changes his diet in an attempt to live longer, which includes "cruciferous vegetables night". One night he feels terrible stomach pains and thinks it's appendicitis. As he and Penny rush to the hospital, Sheldon yells, "Oh, Lord, I think it's about to burst!"... and lets out a loud fart. He muses, "On second thought, it may have been the Brussels sprouts."
  • Big Time Rush: Carlos eats many cans of baked beans and jumps into a pool, wanting to set a record for the best underwater fart. The water then proceeds to erupt from the force of the explosion.
  • There is an instance in The Golden Girls when Sophia complains about Rose cooking: "Cabbage, she feeds me! In 10 minutes I'll be skywriting!"
  • Horrible Histories: The "Real-Life Cowboys" song, in a likely Shout-Out to Blazing Saddles, includes a verse with the cowboys eating beans at a campfire and farting, culminating in one of the cowboys performing a brief "solo" comprised entirely of farts.
  • Kenny vs. Spenny: One episode has the two protagonists competing over who can blow the biggest fart. Kenny and Spenny change their dietary habits, with the former gorging on his family's chili recipe, while the latter eats beans and brussel sprouts. When Spenny starts falling behind, he assembles a banquet of what he believes to be "the gassiest foods the planet can produce", which includes a variety of peppers, popcorn, cabbage, dry plums, and broccoli. Although his strategy seems to work at first, Kenny tricks him into consuming anti-gas medication, ultimately causing Spenny to lose the competition.
  • Mythbusters: They once tested out (in the episode "Franklin's Kite") if certain foods cause more flatulence. Jamie got beef, Kari got soda, and Adam got beans. Kari and Adam's rates of flatulence doubled after a day-long diet of their respective foods.
  • In a sketch on A Prairie Home Companion Garrison Keillor's fictional wife is into fad diets. She brings up that one common element to all of those isolated cultures where the people live to be a hundred is that all of them eat a lot of beans. Garrison brings up the issue of gas, it doesn't really bother her; apparently, you get used to it (or it goes away).
  • The Really Loud House:
    • In the episode "Better Together", Mr. Bolhofner farts silently from eating beans.
    • In "The Princess and the Everlasting Emerald: a Royal Woods Fairy Tale", Lana pretends to be a pageant queen when Flip mixes her up with Lola. She then gives herself away by farting (since she's The Pig-Pen) and she blames it on having eaten shrimp earlier.
  • Supernatural: In "Yellow Fever," Dean has been infected with "ghost flu" that makes him scared. At one point, he reaches a fear equivalent of Rage Breaking Point and goes on a rant on how his and Sam's lives suck and they're crazy for living as they do, which takes a detour into this trope:
    Dean: I'm annoying, I know that. And you, you're gassy! You eat half a burrito and you get toxic!
  • In the The Two Ronnies serial "Done to Death", the Femme Fatale cooks dinner for herself and the two detectives. Not only are they worried that she might poison them, the only thing she can cook is baked beans.
    Narrator: And so our two pathetic heroes ate a frightening three-course meal of beans, beans and more beans. And after a hair-raising cup of coffee, they all retired to bed with indigestion, whilst outside fog began to build up in the Channel.
    [Shot of door marked 'WC' - liner's fog horn sound over]
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway?: On one episode of the show, the cast had to perform the Speeding Ticket Hoedown. When it was Colin's turn, his song was about how he went a hundred and twenty miles an hour while riding his bike and how he got pulled over by a cop named Mike for going that fast. His last line of the song was that he shouldn't have had that extra helping of beans.

  • Five Iron Frenzy: On the live album Proof That the Youth Are Revolting, Reese Roper changes the lyrics to the second verse of "Superpowers." What was originally a verse about falling off a stage and breaking another guy's leg instead becomes:
    Everyone in the band can't stand me
    just because I ate pork and beans,
    and kinda by accident,
    I... farted?
  • Koit: In "My Bum Goes", the singer is a gassy man, who mentions that one reason for his gas is he ate beans and Brussels sprouts the previous night.
  • Preschool Popstars: Zigzagged in "I Didn't Mean to Burp" — the girls are burping and drinking soda, but they also blame their burping on having had too much food in general.
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic: Towards the beginning of the song "Trapped in the Drive-Thru", when the narrator and his wife are trying to decide where they want to go for dinner, he mentions that "Burrito King would make me gassy, there's no doubt."

  • One kids' rhyme goes "Beans, beans, the [musical/magical] fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot. The more you toot, the better you feel, so eat your beans with every meal."
  • The UK has its own version of the "magical fruit" rhyme that instead goes "Beans, beans, good for your heart / The more you eat, the more you fart / The more you fart, the more you eat / The more you sit on the toilet seat".


  • Furby: Jolly Furbies will sing, "Beans, beans, magical fruit" after farting.

    Video Games 
  • Animal Restaurant: Mentioned in the description for Badger.
    DON'T let him eat too many beans. If he farts, the entire restaurant is done for.
  • Weaponized by Boogerman who collects canned beans as a power-up to fuel both his belches and his fartillery. You can find chili peppers that turn his butt-blasts into Farts on Fire and also let him zip around using jet propulsion (which is useful but burns up "ammo" pretty quickly).
  • Brütal Legend: Eddie compares the smell of the Lamprey's breath to "a whale that ate some cabbage and died in there like a year ago." Various characters will also belch after drinking a beer.
  • Flight Rising: Mentioned in the description of the White Cabbage Butterfly food item:
    Caution: Excessive consumption of this butterfly may cause cabbage farts. Think of your den mates.
  • Henry Stickmin Series: In Infiltrating the Airship, one of the options that Henry is given when chasing after Reginald Copperbottom, who begins to activate doors to stop him, is a can of beans. Choosing this causes Henry to let out gas that rockets him past all the doors.
  • Leisure Suit Larry 7: Love for Sail!: Ship's restaurant has beans that Larry can eat. The more he eats, the longer the fart sound when "fart" command is typed.
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots: Drebin belches constantly due to the soda he drinks all the time.
  • Moshi Monsters: Zigzagged for "Wobble-Ade", which is known for making people burp, but it's unclear whether it's meant to be soda or alcohol. Regardless, both soda and alcohol have the reputation of making people burp.
  • Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time: Chili Bean will usually One-Hit Kill any zombie that eats him, with said zombie producing a fart that stuns any zombie unfortunate enough to be behind him when it happens.
  • Ratchet & Clank (2002): When Ratchet drinks a soda-like beverage that increases his maximum health, he lets out a belch.
  • South Park: The Fractured but Whole: Morgan Freeman is a taco place owner, and he teaches your player character to pull off all kinds of amazing attacks with their farts. Eating his tacos can make you rewind time with your own flatulence. During his optional boss fight with him, he'll eat one of his own burritos, causing him to let out explosive farts that will afflict your party members with the "grossed out" status condition.

    Web Animation 

    Web Original 
  • Flowgo: In "Tootin' Bathtub Baby Cousins", two babies fart in the tub and claim it's because they had beans beforehand.
  • Joel Haver subverts this in "We Ate BEANS to Make Us FART?!?" A trio of obnoxious YouTubers announce their intention to eat baked beans and film themselves farting. After eating, they sit around for an awkwardly long time waiting for the beans to kick in—and then finally notice that they accidentally bought "No Fart" Beans. The rest of the video is Cringe Comedy as the other two guys tear way too hard into the guy who bought the beans.
  • Neopets: Played with. Out of all the bean-related food items, the one that references passing gas are Beany Burpers — beans that seem to be enhanced with literal air faerie magic to "give you wind" if you eat too many.

    Web Videos 

    Western Animation 
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: In "The N Men", Carl drinks seltzer while he's on Jimmy's rocket, and he belches as the rocket is passing through the Van Patten Radiation Belt. This gives him the ability to let out sonic blast burps.
  • Arthur: In "Francine's Bad Hair Day", a flashback shows Buster burping while having his school photo taken, which he blames on six cans of soda.
  • Bluey: In "Family Meeting", when trying to determine if Bluey is telling the truth when she says her father Bandit farted in her face, Bluey, Bingo, and Chilli point out that Bandit ate several things that give him gas, one of them being baked beans.
  • Bunnicula: Throughout one episode, Bunnicula drinks the juice out of several beans. Each time he does this, there's a closeup of his growling stomach, followed by a cut to something that sounds like a fart. This ends up coming in handy by the end when he lets out an especially powerful one that ejects him and the gang from the inside of a shark's mouth.
  • Camp Lazlo: In the short "The Eternal Flame", Lazlo wins a bean-eating contest. Whenever someone faceplants into their bowl of beans, there's a farting sound effect. After that, Lazlo starts to feel gas bubbling up from inside him and tries to find a private place to let it loose, but he's then forced to light a torch for the victory ceremony. At that point, he finally lets it out - cue the explosion. Lumpus then comments that they really need to stop having the ceremony after these contests, implying this has happened before.
  • Central Park: In "A Boatiful Mind", Molly draws a picture of a living bean farting.
  • The Cleveland Show: "Gone with the Wind" sees Cleveland with flatulence issues that are so bad that when he tries to turn on a fan to clean up a fart cloud he produced from a house, it turns into a mini-tornado which wreaks havoc. His doctor eventually confirms that this is normal for a high-fibre diet, which he had been forced on at the beginning of the episode by Donna.
  • Creature Comforts: At one point, a dog says, "Beans give me wind, and lemonade makes me burp".
  • The Day My Butt Went Psycho!: Subverted in "Runnin' on Empty"; when Deuce loses the ability to fart, he devours many cans of beans so that he can let it out again, but it doesn't work.
  • Dexter's Laboratory: In "Critical Gas", Dexter eats a large bean burrito and gets intestinal distress, which he thinks means he's going to die. As he makes arrangements for his imminent demise, the last task is to finally tell his parents about his secret laboratory. As he stands in front of the television set and starts to speak, his father tells him to go ahead and "let 'er rip." At this point, Dexter can't hold it any longer and lets out a massive fart, so powerful it smashes the TV into the wall behind him.
  • Family Guy: In "Seahorse Seashell Party", Lois complains about having to literally clean the farts out of Chris' pants while doing laundry, and Chris says it's her fault for serving Brussels sprouts and broccoli, saying "It's like an Irish bar fight down there". A Cutaway Gag then shows a sprout and stalk about to duke it out in an Irish pub.
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: In "Sickly Sweet", Grim lights a magical fire on Mandy's carpet and tries to put it out before she notices. He resorts to sitting on the spot and, when questioned about the smoke coming from under his robe, he tries to blame it on eating beans (even though, being a skeleton, he has no internal organs).
  • Grossology: In "The Fart Side of the Moon", the Director has gone on a bean-only diet, which makes him quite gassy (though he denies this). This comes in handy in the end when a planet nearly crashes into the Earth and the Director cuts one that is strong enough to move the planet in a different direction.
  • Hey Arnold!: In "Phoebe's Little Problem", Phoebe devours a huge tin of prune-flavored cookies and feels some internal upset from it. When she steps up on a stage at an assembly to receive an award, she unintentionally farts into a microphone, and the humiliation from this incident causes her to never want to step outside again.
  • Horrid Henry: In "Horrid Henry and the Green Machine", Henry gets the idea to eat beans and fart in the direction of their new wind turbine to generate energy for the house. It causes the turbine to move slightly, but the plan collapses under the fact that if Henry is farting outside, then he can't use his technology inside.
  • House of Mouse: "Dining Goofy" begins with Goofy accidentally giving the guests the wrong orders. One such example is giving Pumbaa beans. Timon complains, but Pumbaa doesn't mind, as he likes them. Unfortunately, that's why Timon's worried, as Pumbaa is infamous for passing gas, and the beans will make said gas ten times worse.
  • Kaeloo: Stumpy is known for belching frequently, and it gets even worse whenever he's had soda.
  • Little Princess: In "I Want Baked Beans", after eating too many baked beans, the Princess farts in her sleep. Due to being asleep, she mishears her fart as a growl and thinks it was a monster. Later, she farts again after fearing she is becoming a bean.
  • The Loud House:
    • In "A Tale of Two Tables", Lana sings, "Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you—" and then does armpit farts. Later, Lincoln says the same rhyme and farts for real (even shaking the table), which succeeds at annoying his parents so much they send him back to the kids' table.
    • In "Tripped!", Lori gets gas from eating bean chips, resulting in a Visible Odor. A Running Gag throughout the episode is that Lori's family keeps teasing her about having farted in the van.
    • In "Camped!", Lynn is dared to drink a bottle of hot sauce, and it makes her fart... so much so that a nearby moose loses its fur.
    • In "Roughin' It", Clyde and Lincoln eat a can of beans during their camping trip. Clyde later farts and apologizes (though he also states that he doesn't know if it was the beans or the numbness in his lower body that did it), but Lincoln is amused and cuts one as well.
    • In "The Old and the Restless", Pop-Pop farts after he eats chili and jokes that someone must’ve stepped on a frog.
    • In "Come Sale Away", the Loud children drink some soda and have a burping contest during the montage of them being competitive.
    • In "Making the Grade", Lisa quips that she's out of the conversion game, "Except for converting beans to methane!" She proceeds to fart so hard that it shakes the table.
  • MAD: In the in-universe ad for "Thunderpants", a kid ends up farting loudly after eating chili at his school's cafeteria, so he buys the soundproof Thunderpants to cover up the noise.
  • The Mr. Men Show: In "Canned Goods", Mr. Happy reveals that Mr. Rude, who is legendary for being a Gasshole, is a taste-tester in a bean factory.
  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures:
    • In "Stand by Your Pac-Man", a ghost passes by the Ghost Gang, eating a chili slug hot dog, and farts in their direction.
    • In one episode, Spiral suggests that everyone in the world could eat a bean sandwich and fart at the same time to change the planet's orbit. Cylindria quips that his idea stinks.
    • In "Cosmic Contest", Pac has too much bean dip and cuts loose with Visible Odor, prompting Cylindria to comment that his flatulence will probably knock everyone out faster than alien invaders. Later, he farts again when he's in a spaceship with Spiral, much to the latter's horror.
    • In "Pac to the Future", Pac's baby counterpart soils his diaper. Betrayus notices the smell and then asks Corporal Hineyheadnote  if he had chili again.
  • The Powerpuff Girls (1998):
    • Implied in "The Rowdyruff Boys". The Rowdyruff Boys unleash a multicolored smokescreen to disorient the Powerpuff Girls. Butch then states he's glad they had burritos beforehand.
    • This jumpstarts the plot in "Reeking Havoc". Professor Utonium wins a chili cook-off thanks to the Powerpuff Girls spiking his cuisine with Chemical X. We then see various citizens experiencing intestinal distress, and green clouds come out of a few houses' windows. This green cloud then becomes a methane monster. Later, a guy notices the stench cloud and asks his friend if he had cabbage borscht earlier.
    • In "Power Lunch", when the Gangrene Gang raid a convenience store, Grubber guzzles down mass quantities of soda. After the girls accidentally give the Gang superpowers, Grubber gains the ability to emit super-loud belches (implied to be due to all the soda he drank).
  • The Powerpuff Girls (2016):
    • In "Deb O'Nair", Buttercup eats a burrito and has Bubbles set her fart on fire with her laser vision to defeat a monster that's attacking the city.
    • In "A Slight Hiccup", Bubbles claims to have never belched before, so she and the other two Powerpuff Girls drink many cans of soda. All this does is give them very powerful hiccups. However, Bubbles does finally belch for the first time in the end, and it saves the day.
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show: At the very end of "Double Header", Ren and Stimpy get stitched together. A doctor hands Stimpy barbecued baked Boston beans, and Ren cringes in horror, knowing what'll happen next. The episode ends before we get to see the outcome.
  • Rick and Morty: Rick often belches in between his sentences since he's The Alcoholic.
  • Rocko's Modern Life: In "Bye Bye Birdie", Filburt asks Heffer if he has anything to say during Turdy's funeral. Heffer then proceeds to recite the classic "Beans, Beans" song.
    Heffer: Beans, beans, they're good for your heart, the more you eat-
    Filburt: All right, that's enough of that!
  • Sanjay and Craig: Sanjay and Craig love spicy wings, and they often fart and laugh about it. It's even a plot point in "Fart Baby" when Sanjay decides to hold in his gas in front of Belle Pepper (his crush) after devouring a lot of hot wings, which causes him to become "pregnant" with the titular fart baby.
  • Scaredy Squirrel: Mildred is addicted to soda, so she belches all the time.
  • Sharkdog: In "Poots and Vegetables", Sharkdog becomes obsessed with Brussels sprouts and they give him horrendous gas, hence the episode's title. His addiction becomes so strong that he sneaks into Mr. Heubel's garden at night and he nearly gives himself away because of his noisy flatulence. After he steals more sprouts from the garden, his farts are powerful enough to send him flying across the room and the entire house fills with green stench clouds, so he decides to swear off Brussels sprouts entirely.
  • 6teen: In one episode, Jonesy and Jude are crawling through air vents. Jonesy starts farting, prompting Jude to ask if he had a chili bowl earlier. Jonesy clarifies that he actually had chili fries.
  • The Simpsons:
    • One episode has Bart sent to a religious school, where he's asked to recite a psalm and starts the "musical fruit" rhyme. Cut to the teacher chasing Bart with the rest of the class, thinking Bart is a demonic entity.
    • In "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment", Homer attempts to brew his own alcohol in the basement, and the stills end up combusting. He tries to hide the explosions from Marge by blaming the smoke on "that bean I had for dinner" (note the singular).
    • Barney Gumble is legendary for his tendency to belch a lot, especially since he’s The Alcoholic.
  • Tex Avery MGM Cartoons:
    • The series liked to do jokes involving radishes making you burp. One example was in The House of Tomorrow where a kitchen appliance is shown that removes the burps from radishes.
    • Another radish example is in "Garden Gopher" where we see a gopher stealing vegetables from a garden. After the gopher eats a radish and burps underground, he holds a sign above ground that reads, "Excuse me".
    • One Screwy Squirrel cartoon has both Squirrel and the dog pursuing him pausing mid-chase for a drink of Coo Coo-Cola, which makes them both burp.
  • Total Drama:
  • What's with Andy?: In "Weight to Go, Andy", when Andy is training for an Eating Contest at a restaurant called the Beans 'n' Burger, a fart noise is heard as each day is being checked off on a calendar.


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The Fluffy Meter

Bandit is accused of fluffing (farting) in Bluey's face as he climbed out of bed. Using the fluffy meter, she points out that the previous day Bandit ate various foods that would give him gas: Baked beans on wheat toast, sauerkraut, a vegan nut roast, and a meat pie from the petrol station, in order.

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