Hurt Foot Hop is a trope particular to Amusing Injuries.
A character is minding his own business and someone (or himself) drops something heavy on his foot, or he's angry about something and kicks the source of his frustration a little too hard. Or she's angered a cute kid and the kid kicks her (in the shins/stomps on her foot). Or there's a misstep, resulting in a stubbed toe... Or you stepped on Caltrops or something else sharp on the floor... you get the idea.
Whatever the situation, the result is the same. The character in question ends up hopping on one foot while clutching the other one, shouting in Angrish for a few seconds to indicate their pain (and some cursing along the way).
The foot is considered one of the body's more vulnerable areas and foot injuries happen often enough in real life to be relatable in fiction, and while they can be extremely painful, they're hardly ever life threatening (unless infection follows). Can occur before, while, after, directly as a cause for, or as a result of Losing a Shoe in the Struggle.
Primarily an Animation Trope, but has been known to turn up in other places. A standard element of innumerable silent-era comedies, and classic sound-era comedies.
Compare Bullet Dancing.
- In episode 8 of Boonie Bears, Logger Vick kicks rocks as he walks along a path, but one he hits is too large to be sent flying by his kick and he ends up hopping in pain and holding his hurt foot.
- Happy Heroes:
- In Season 8 episode 20, the King realizes Huo Haha has cast a spell on him that transfers all the pain he would otherwise feel to Big M. and uses this to his advantage by hurting himself. Big M. holds his his hurt foot while hopping on the other one as a reaction to one of the things the King does to inflict pain on him.
- In Season 8 episode 36, Big M. steps in a bear trap and hops in pain off the edge of a cliff as part of his Humiliation Conga.
- Nana Moon: In episodes 22 and 23, Grumble steps on Grunt's foot, and Grunt reacts to the injury by hopping on one leg while holding the other with the hurt foot.
- In episode 90 of Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: Joys of Seasons, "Candy House Fantasy", Wolffy hits his foot on Paddi's candy house twice. Both times, he hops around as he holds his hurt foot.
- In Season 2 episode 44 of Roco Kingdom Adventure, Cullan trips over a rock, gets angry and kicks the rock, and winds up hopping in pain when this hurts his foot.
- Dragon Ball GT: In the World Martial Arts Tournament, one of Goku's opponents kicks him when he's distracted. However, the power gap between them is so great, the poor dude may as well have kicked an iron safe — he's soon seen crying and clutching his foot in agony afterwards, and Goku wins by default.
- In Chapter 37 of Gunsmith Cats, Bean Bandit's heavy, armored jacket falls on and breaks poor Misty's foot. Cue Symbol Swearing Angrish while hopping.
- In episode 2 of the Little Lulu anime; Tubby, upset that Plan A in discouraging Lulu from her babysitting duties did not work, runs up to his room and kicks the dresser drawer in his room, a little bit too hard, which causes him to hop around in pain while holding one foot.
- Michiko & Hatchin: In episode 7, Hatchin stamps on Michiko's foot, causing her to scream and hop in pain.
- Pecola: At the beginning of "Coco's Concert", Coco's terrible singing causes Puggalski to bump his cans, sending one dropping on his foot. He hops around holding his foot as Coco passes by.
- An early episode of Pokémon: The Series has a Funny Background Event where an annoyed Pikachu kicks a treadmill that he just fell off of. His next action is doing this while squeaking in pain.
- In one chapter of Squid Girl, the titular protagonist gets one of her sandals stolen by a stray dog. When she gets tired of hopping after it, she decides to try and run with both feet; bad idea when the summer heat makes the pavement scorching hot.
- Asterix: In a recurring flashback, Vercingetorix surrendered to Julius Caesar not by dropping his weapons at Caesar's feet... but on his toes. And then Caesar "went away to other conquests"... by hopping on one foot.
- In Avengers Academy, Hazmat once attempted to kick Rockslide in the groin. Rockslide is a mutant whose body built out of solid rock. Hazmat is a mere human girl in a suit. Hazmat ended up hopping up and down while clutching her foot in pain.
- Gaston Lagaffe: Gaston Lagaffe once tries to crack an especially hard nut (a Running Gag) by stepping on it... while wearing his usual soft shoes◊. Cue the "OULALALALA!!", hopping, and Fantasio laughing.
- Mélusine: Malicella, Mélusine's bratty niece, absolutely loves to stomp on people's feet to show her rebellious side, making them hop in pain. She not only does this repeatedly to Mélusine, but also to Cancrelune, Dr. Kartoffeln and the Master. Though Malicella hits a snag when she tries to do the same to Madam, who's a ghost with Fog Feet, and ends up bawling out in frustration.
- Tintin: In The Red Sea Sharks, Captain Haddock, after accidentally breaking and then failing to fix the steering wheel on the Ramona, fumes in Angrish and lets the "confounded rattletrap... tin-can contraption" have it with his right foot. The next panel has him clutching his foot while howling in pain.
- Emilka Sza the mime dose it when Justyna by acident drops a box of toll on her leg. Justyna reacts oblivious what Emilka is trying to tell her as she continniue to jump and throw bunch of mime insults at her face.
- Calvin and Hobbes has a strip where the title characters hear a crashing noise on Christmas Eve and assume it's Santa. They listen to see if they can hear what he's saying. Cut to the living room:
Calvin's Dad: [stands on one leg, clutching his foot after dropping a heavy present on it] Slippin'-rippin'-dang-fang-rotten-zarg-barg-a-ding-dong!
Calvin's Mom: Quiet, dear! Calvin will hear you!
- In this Luann strip, a bowling ball is dropped on Luann's foot and the jumping ensues.
- Calvin & Hobbes: The Series:
- Tracer jumps up and down when he hurts his foot after attempting to kick a door down.
- Socrates hops in pain in "Surge" while tripping over stuff in the dark.
- This parody of Steven Universe, posted around the final episodes of Season 5, has Pink Diamond stubbing her toes against a dresser and crying in pain while hopping. Said dresser ends up becoming sentient because of her magic tears.
- In 9, 2 kicks the Cat Beast's corpse in a sort of "Ha-ha, take that!"/celebratory manner, and then hops around holding his foot.
- Big Hero 6: A piece of Hiro's fighting robot falls off and lands squarely on his foot, with the usual result of jumping in pain.
- Coco: When Imelda stomps on Ernesto's foot on stage, escaping his grasp while he whines and jumps around in pain.
- Disney Fairies: Tink gets the receiving end of this in Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure after kicking the compass.
- Poor Olivia from The Great Mouse Detective becomes the hostage of the villain Ratigan. His bumbling accomplice, Fidget, tries to keep Olivia still, but she stomps on Fidget's foot, eliciting a yelp of pain and the requisite hopping. Bonus points to Fidget, as his other leg is a peg leg.
Fidget: Ow! My foot! My only foot!
- This happens to Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid, after a pan falls onto his foot while he is chasing after Sebastian. He briefly hops in pain, clutching his hurt foot in both hands.
- On the DVD release of The Lorax (2012), there's a special feature in which the viewer can watch the characters playing with objects from the Once-ler's cart. If you select the cart to get more items, the Lorax kicks it and then hops off the screen clutching his foot.
- In Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket does the hurt foot hopping after he kicks a billiard ball.
- Near the beginning of The Thief and the Cobbler, Zigzag hops in pain after stepping on one of Tack's tacks.
- In Turning Red, Malik hops in pain after Ming kicks him in the shin.
- Winnie the Pooh: In My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Duper Super Sleuths, Tigger lifts a rock using super-strength that he's gained, but then drops it on his foot when the super-strength disappears. He manages to free his foot and then says that it's okay because it only hurts when he hops.... "Owie, owie, owie! Why am I hopping?"
- 21 Jump Street: On his way out of being dismissed from the principal's office, Jenko kicks a waste bucket. Schmidt, viewing all this and tries the same only to end up failing to kick the "right place", hopping and howling in pain.
- In Birds of Prey (2020), Montoya stamps on Harley's foot while they fight causing her to hop in pain.
- Blazing Saddles: Hedley shoots Taggart in the foot for using a stupid cliche. Taggart grabs his foot and starts hopping.
- In Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus, Crystal tries to climb a cliff, steps on a sharp ledge, and hops up and down. The next time she tries, she wears sneakers.
- In the George of the Jungle movie, Ursula kicks Lyle in the shins to escape and he hops around for a bit before grabbing her again.
- While trying to get breakfast going over the morning campfire, Dr. Steyn of The Gods Must Be Crazy steps on a hot coal with bare feet and twirls in place hopping and clutching his foot. A confused Kate returns and asks what the hell he's doing:
Steyn: ...I'm making coffee.
- In Innerspace, Tuck shuts a cab door with his foot. The pain makes him jump around while clutching his foot.
- This gag is used in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Russell and Hawthorne fight each other after crashing the car that they were riding together in, but when Russell attempts to kick Hawthorne after knocking him to the ground, he hits his foot against a rock, causing him to hop in pain while holding his foot.
- Sidney Wang from Murder by Death does this when Jessica runs over his foot with her nurse's wheelchair.
- The wax statues in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian after getting jabbed repeatedly in the feet by the miniatures.
- Song of the South: In the first animated segment, Br'er Rabbit boards up his house before running away and hits his finger with the hammer. He angrily kicks it, hurting his foot as well.
Br'er Rabbit: Dat ol' briar patch ain't brought me nothin' but trouble! (kicks the hammer) OW-W-W! An' mo' trouble!
- In Spaceballs, Barf gets his foot crushed under a massive statue. When he removes his foot, not only does he hop about in pain, but his foot is comically flattened.
- The Suicide Squad: Starro's Puppeteer Parasites are an extension of him, so when Polka-Dot Man slices a limb off his giant Kaiju form, hundreds of people who have been taken over by Starro stand on one leg and clutch the other while screaming in agony.
- The Three Stooges: Moe in "Cash and Carry", when he gets the equipment dropped on them at the house. Larry and Curly start clapping and turn it into an impromptu hoedown.
- In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, after he tries to enter the Headmaster's office without knowing the password, Harry kicks a wall out of frustration, breaks his pinky toe, and hops on his other foot in pain.
- Middlesex: When Calliope is running away from Jerome, she jumps over a historical marker, grazes it with her foot, and hops in pain.
- In The Mysterious Benedict Society, Sticky hops up and down after trying and failing to kick open a door.
- In Red Sky In The Morning, Katie is frustrated about not being able to go on holiday because of her disabled baby brother. She kicks a bed, hurts her toe, and hops round the room holding on to her foot.
- In the Warrior Cats book The Fourth Apprentice, Berrynose steps on a thistle and hops around on his other three paws.
- In the Donkey Hodie episode "Donkey's Bad Day", Donkey does this after her alarm clock lands on her hoof.
- In the Getting Together episode "Blue Christmas," Bobby is trying to sneak through the cabin without waking the others. He steps on something sharp and hops the rest of the way across the room.
- Horatio Hornblower, "Mutiny": Rowdy seaman Randall blocks Matthews and Styles who run to rescue the arrested lieutenants from a drowning pit amidst a battle when the Renown is aground and under gunfire from the Spanish. Styles loses his patience and shoots Randall in his foot. Randall promptly hops aside in pain and makes way.
- In The IT Crowd, Jen forces on shoes that are several sizes too small for her, despite a shoe store employee's warnings that this would cripple her. To compound this issue, a Japanese businessman accidentally jumps on her foot, causing her to clutch her foot and hop, and many swearing gags.
- Lizzie McGuire: Cartoon Lizzie does this when she drops a cannonball on her foot. She's still doing it when the camera cuts back to her a few seconds later.
- Massive Monster Mayhem: While exercising with Robro, Master Mayhem drops halters on his foot and clumsily hops around.
- The Muppet Show: Floyd falls onto Kermit in a full suit of armour, making Kermit jump with his flipper in the air.
- The Partridge Family: Reuben hops on one foot after stumbling over a coffee table in "A Knight in Shining Armor."
- In an episode of Sledge Hammer!, the title detective drops a bowling ball on his partner's foot, causing her to clutch it and hop around.
- Starsky & Hutch:
- Starsky does this in "Foxy Lady" after kicking a trash can.
- In "Starsky vs. Hutch", a girl Starsky is dancing with hops up and down after he accidentally steps on her foot.
- In The Suite Life of Zack & Cody episode "Graduation", there's a Running Gag of Cody's girlfriend Barbara stomping on his foot, causing him to do the hop, every time he was more overly-academic than her (ex. winning a competition or taking more AP classes). By the end of the episode, she tries to do it again, only to end up doing the hop herself because Cody was savvy enough and wore steel-toed boots.
- Referenced in "Pop Top Hop" by Mac McAnally:
Bobby woke up wrong side of the couch
Tryin to remember what he said last night, ouch
Walkin' around, a-holdin' his head
Stepped on a beer can beside of the bed
He did the pop top hip hop
Jump around and poor Bobby can't stop now
New dance craze, maybe not
But it's the pop top hop
- Duran Duran: In the music video for "Rio", a crab claws Roger Taylor's foot, causing him to hop in pain, and embarrass himself in front of the titular woman.
- Train's music video for "50 Ways to Say Goodbye" sees this happen to Taryn Manning. After stepping on a pin, she clutches her foot and hops in pain, causing her to trip and falls down some stairs.
- A gag in the stage version of Animal Crackers (not included in the movie version) involves this during the scene where Chico and Harpo plan to steal the painting, and Harpo has the fold-up latter set upside-down.
Chico: You gotta put in on da feet first.
[Harpo slams the ladder down on Chico's foot]
Chico: AAUGH! Not my feet!
[Harpo slams the ladder down on his own foot and hops in pain]
Chico: Not your feet, the ladder's feet.
- This rendition of The Pirates of Penzance, during the "With Catlike Tread" song, has the kilted pirate getting the burglar tools dropped on his foot, yelling and hopping around a bit — as if they weren't loud enough already.
- Aladdin (Virgin Games): In the Genesis version of the game, guards running across hot coals will grab their feet and hop in pain, leaving them open to attack from Aladdin. Aladdin himself can land on the coals without damage, but flames will almost immediately sprout up when he does, meaning he has to move quick or take damage.
- Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal: Upon seeing the enchanted Rune Hammer the imp Cespenar relates how his former boss Bhaal the Lord of Murder once dropped a warhammer on his foot and "jumped around and swore for days", kicking Cespenar "all the way to Baator". Cespenar remembers it as a very bad week, all in all.
- Battle Chess: This happens in early versions when a pawn captures an enemy pawn. The former stomps the butt of his spear on the latter's foot, and, after he hops around for a few seconds, stabs him through the visor.
- Crazy Taxi: Sometimes, if you take too long but still manage to get to a person's destination, they'll kick your taxi then hold their wounded foot.
- DC Universe Online: One of Harley Quinn's attacks during her boss fight is to run at the player while smashing her wooden mallet repeatedly on the ground in front of her. Eventually she will bring the hammer down on her own foot, which results in the usual reaction and leaves her open to attack.
- Dragon Age: Inquisition: The Giants hop on one foot if you do enough damage to the other. If you then do enough damage to the second leg, they fall down on their knees, allowing you to target their upper body and head.
- Jitsu Squad: Cavemen enemies comes at you unarmed, save for a stone ball which they kick at you. Before hopping around on one leg with their exposed toe throbbing comically.
- Kingdom Hearts: Powerwilds will often hop around when you block their kicking attacks.
- The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night: After the conclusion of his battle's final stage, which mostly consists of Spyro shooting fire at his feet, Arborick starts hopping in place, clutching his right foot, before losing his balance and toppling over backwards into a river of Grimy Water.
- The Legend of Zelda:
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: During the boss fight against Zant, at one point he becomes a giant, and in order to defeat him you must swing the iron ball and chain into his foot. As he hops around holding his foot in pain, he shrinks back down to regular size, which is when you attack him.
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: When the player a chest without being directly in front of it, Link opens it with a sharp kick. If this is done without any leg armor equipped, he will afterwards hop in pain while clutching his foot. The sequel The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has some leg armors that don't include any footwear, which are treated as unarmored for opening chests in this manner.
- Pikmin: In the animated short "Occupational Hazards", a red bulborb tries to get the titular critters out from under a wheel by kicking it. The problem is that a bulborb's feet are not that strong (not to mention the wheel being buried partially underground), so it ends up hurting its own foot instead, causing it to jump in pain while sucking on its injured appendage.
- Punch-Out!!: When knocking off the manhole cover over King Hippo's belly in the Wii game, it lands on his foot, causing him to hop up and down while holding it.
- Soul Series: Characters in Soul Calibur II react by hopping after being attacked in the foot.
- Super Mario Bros.:
- Mario & Luigi: If you jump on a spiky or flame-covered enemy, the brother you directed to do this will jump back while hopping in pain. Interestingly, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team can have this happen to Dreamy Luigi when you jump on a horde of enemies (half of which have spikes) in the Dream World. Cue half the clones safely bashing enemy heads in and the other half hopping away in pain.
- Paper Mario: This hurt hoot hopping appears when you attempt to jump on a spiked enemy without the Spike Shield badge.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, if you run over spikes (while riding your jetboard!), your character does the hurt foot hop while saying "My toes! My toes!"
- Strong Bad Email: In "The Process", The Cheat gives Bubs a hot-foot. Then when Bubs starts hopping, The Cheat sticks a beehive underneath that foot.
Bubs: Ooh, hot mama! Yeow!! Hot bees!
- In Red vs. Blue 2, when Blue encounters the giant Red, he kicks him in the shin, hurts his foot and hops around before fighting him.
- When Donald of Dark Legacy Comics stubs his toe on a rock, he hops and holds his foot, yelling, "And dollars at star number!"
- Eerie Cuties: A rather metaphysical example... Deep inside Layla's mind, her inner child stomps on the foot of Queen Lamia's spirit, who's possessing Layla's body and trying to assimilate her. The ancient vampire is quite upset by this lack of respect.
- In Everyday Heroes strip, Iron Jane throws a kick to an unsuspecting superhero from behind, only to learn the hard way where "Mr. Mighty" gets his name from. note
Mr. Mighty: Now see miss, if you had attacked me from the front like a civilized person, this could have been avoided...
Iron Jane: STUFF IT mullet head! What the %$#&@% is your skull made of anyway, concrete?!
Mr. Mighty: ...Now that's just rude.
- Freefall: In a strip, an unfortunate commuter gets kicked in the shin and holds it while yelling in pain. Well, he did pull someone's tail, but wasn't expecting the response to come from the direction it did.
- Happens in a strip of Girl Genius to Agatha (along with subtitled Symbol Swearing) after being attacked by a pair of her little clanks turning against their mistress.
- In a page of the Mulberry comic "Artifacting", Jack steps on the sharp object that substituted for an Indiana Jones-style Paramount logo and howls while holding his foot.
- In Ozy and Millie, Millie steps on a bee and does the hop with an accompanying "YEEOWCH!!!"
- In a page of Think Before You Think, Julia and the employee at the armor store drop a lead helmet on her foot, causing her to hold it while yelling.
- Tummi Gummi falls victim to this trope in the Adventures of the Gummi Bears episode "Someday My Prints Will Come". He blames the machine that he found for causing all the trouble then kicks it, causing him to hop around in pain while holding his foot.
- A giantess drops a club on her foot and hops in an episode of American Dragon: Jake Long.
- In "D.W. Blows the Whistle" on Arthur, Arthur is astounded to hear about D.W. being a hero for having stopped a little kid from crossing the street without looking both ways first. "D.W., a hero?" he questions and then he drops a wrench he was holding onto his foot and starts hopping up and down.
- In Ben 10, Ben accidentally kicks his bed, breaking his toe and hopping in pain.
- Code Lyoko has Mr. Delmas hop on one foot when a pétanque ball lands on his other.
- Codename: Kids Next Door makes use of this gag in Knightbrace's debut episode, "Operation: T.E.E.T.H." Numbuh Three accidentally shines her teeth in Numbuh Four's face. Numbuh Four previously got his mouth saddled with humongous braces, so he falls over and drops his giant braces set on Numbuh One's foot. Numbuh One reacts predictably.
- Di-Gata Defenders: Happens to Mel when a heavy rope is dropped on her foot.
- In the pilot episode of Doug, when Roger (dressed as a hammer) fell on Doug's foot at the school dance, it causes him to hop around in pain. Patti manages to cover it by claiming Doug invented a new dance, calling it "The Slug Hop"note .
- In "Calling Dr. Zak" on Dragon Tales, this happens to Zak after he steps on a spinypine thorn, though it's his sister Wheezie's foot (they're a two-headed dragon) that hops up and down while his foot, with the thorn in it, stays off the ground.
- The Flintstones: After Barney accidentally drops a bowling ball on Fred's foot, he varies his usual catchphrase shout to "Yabba-dabba-di-yi-yi-yi-ee-hee!" and inadvertently creates a new dance craze among Bedrock teenagers with his hopping.
- In "Franklin and the Pinecone Pass" on, Franklin gets so frustrated and upset that Bear wants to play Rabbit's new game (Pinecone Pass) instead of playing with him that he kicks a rock, hard. (Too bad he doesn't wear the shoes described in the original books' traditional opening.) He hops up and down, clutching his foot, and a just-arriving Beaver reminds him that it's balls that are good for kicking, not rocks.
- In "Franklin's Mom": Mr. Turtle drops a heavy frying pan on his foot and does this. His injury is what results in the story's plot of Mrs. Turtle leading Franklin and Bear's camping trip instead of him.
- Garfield: His 9 Lives — Cave Cat runs into the Caveman's ankle at high speed:
Caveman: CAT! [hops around, clutching his foot]
Narrator: "Cat" was caveman-talk for "Darn it!"
- In Gravity Falls episode "Not What He Seems", while trying to prove Stan innocent of stealing toxic waste, Dipper and Mabel see security footage showing that Stan did do the crime. Mabel tries to be optimistic by saying it could be anyone in the hazmat suit. The guy then drops one of the barrels on his foot.
- The Madballs episode "Escape from Orb" had a gag where Screamin' Meemie jumped around clutching his foot after having a stone block dropped on it.
- In the Molly of Denali crossover episode "Cry Wolf," Chris does this when he stubs his toe on the cliff.
- Mr. Bogus: In the third act of the episode "Meet Mr. Bogus", this happens to one of the plumbers, when his partner inadvertently sets his toolbox on his foot, which causes him to hop up and down in pain.
- My Life as a Teenage Robot: Sheldon kicks the Silver Shell and ends up hopping around his garage.
- My Little Pony 'n Friends: In "Woe Is Me, Part 1", Woebegone performs a brief foot-holding dance when the alligatorsaur steps on his foot.
- On Nature Cat, Ronald gets a disco ball dropped on his foot in "Winter Dance Party". He hops up and down clutching it, but has no problem chasing after the ball with the rest of the gang afterwards.
- In "Ducking Out on Valentine's Day" on PB&J Otter, after claiming he's glad there's apparently no Valentine for him from the Snooties, Flick kicks one of the Valentine crates, hops while clutching his foot, and then claims he's late for his foot doctor's appointment.
- In Phineas and Ferb, Doofenshmirtz has concocted an Evil Plan to get revenge on an ice cream man who ran over his foot the previous day, resulting in him having to wear a cast. In the ensuing fight with Perry The Platypus, he injured the other foot, causing him to hop up and down holding his foot, only to have to switch which foot he was holding because the act of hopping caused his already injured foot to hurt again. Once he started doing this, his newly injured foot started to hurt because he was hopping on it, and so on and so forth.
- In the premiere of The Secret Saturdays, Zak whacks Argost in the ankle with his weapon, resulting in the hopping and moaning.
- In the Star Wars Resistance episode "The Doza Dilemma", BB-8 rolls over Kaz's foot as they are covertly following a couple of pirates. Kaz stifles his scream of pain until after the pirates have walked out of hearing range. He then hops around clutching his foot while scolding BB-8.
- Happens with great regularity on Tom and Jerry when Jerry hurts Tom's foot (usually drops something on it or smashes him with something) and Tom does the dance of pain, clutching his poor hurt paw. In one memorable instance, Tom is about to hit Jerry with a hammer when Jerry offers him a much bigger mallet. As Tom takes the mallet, Jerry picks up the first hammer and whacks Tom's foot with it. Cue Stock Scream from Tom and hopping.
- There's also another memorable instance in "A Mouse in the House", where Jerry clobbers Butch's foot with a fireplace log while he and Tom are tangled up. Poor Butch is then hopping around painfully... holding onto Tom's foot instead of his own throbbing foot. Once he realizes this, he lets go of Tom's foot and appropriately grabs his own, going back to hopping and yelling.
- Total Drama:
- Eva drops her bag filled with dumbbells on Cody's foot when she arrives at Wawanakwa in "Not So Happy Campers - Part 1". Cody pulls the foot free and hops in place while holding it.
- In "The Treasure Island of Doctor McLean", Mike hits a rock with his foot during a stroll. The frustration of the moment makes Chester come out, who takes it out by kicking the rock a second time. He's left realizing the error of his actions as he hops and holds his foot in pain.
- Totally Spies!: Alex in the Season 6 opening titles, and Clover in the episode "Toying Around" after a toy truck runs over her foot.
- In Ultimate Spider-Man, Spidey jumps around a bit while holding his foot after trying to kick the Juggernaut. Yeah, bad idea.
- Wakfu: A good one in season 1 episode 22, "Rubilax": Sadlygrove is suffering from a heat stroke in the desert, and is convinced the ruin he's stumbling toward is just another mirage. So he gives a good kick to its stone wall — barefoot. Cue an X-ray shot of his poor foot bones, followed by the one-legged dance.
- W.I.T.C.H.: In "N is for Narcissist", a barefoot Cornelia gets her toes stepped on, causing her to hop around in pain.
- Work It Out Wombats!: In "Junior Supers," after she stubs her toe on a bowling ball, Super hops up and down.