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People have various configurations of equipment in the fronts of their crotches, but everybody has the same naughty bits in the rear ends. Yes, we're talking about bums. Everybody has a bottom, through which they fart and poop. As such, the rear end has been a subject of humour since time immemorial. People just find arses funny. Indeed, as this very page demonstrates, there are many, many terms for the derriere, most of which are pretty funny in their own right.

Supertrope to Ass Shove, Butt Biter, Butt Cannon, Butt Sticker, Cheek Copy, Comedic Spanking, Pain to the Ass, Rump Roast, and Toasted Buns. May overlap with Shaking the Rump and Toilet Humour. See also Uranus is Showing. Despite the name, this has nothing to do with Butt-Monkey or buttes; while a geologist might make a butte joke, it would only qualify as this trope if it's a pun on butte/butt, or if the butte is shaped like a butt.



  • The Viz strip The Bottom Inspectors was concocted primarily to jam as many words for the bottom onto one page as possible.

    Films — Animation 
  • In Finding Nemo, Nemo's classmates think a boat is called a "butt".
  • Robots: Aunt Fanny, the Team Mom of the Rusties, is mostly made up of her gigantic backside, leading to Fender joking about how they can't call her "Aunt Booty", so they go with "Aunt Fanny".
  • In Zootopia, Nick confesses that he sold Mr. Big a rug that was made from the fur of a skunk's rear end, much to Judy's dismay.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • A running gag in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is for the title character to literally talk out of his ass.
  • Butt Boy involves a serial killer who disposes of his victims by sticking them up his behind and digesting them. The humour derives from the movie playing this absurd premise completely straight.
  • In Thor: Ragnarok, a lot of jokes are made about the fact that the wormhole the heroes need to pass through to return to Asgard is called "The Devil's Anus".

  • Why did the toilet paper roll down the hill? To get to the bottom.
  • What did the small bottom say to the big bottom? "I'm a little behind".

  • The Bum Trilogy's premise, shared with the its animated adaptation, is that bums are sentient and can detach from people's bodies, and after their attempt to overthrow humanity and their subsequent defeat, there's an uneasy peace as human bumfighters keep the evil bums in check.
  • In Deep Snow by Robert Munsch, the main character is in snow that goes up to her waist, and she sings a song about her bum being numb.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: In "The Ugly Truth", Greg and his class are playing a game involving seeing whose close-up a photo is of. They take a photo of a boy Tyson's bent arm, but the teacher thinks it's of someone's "posterior".
  • Franny K. Stein:
    • One chapter in Attack of the 50-Ft. Cupid has Franny wake up to the sight of what she later realizes are the bare buttocks of the titular Cupid.
    "Pinker? Squishier?" Wait a second, Franny thought. That's not the moon... That's the biggest baby butt the world has ever seen.
    • In The Invisible Fran, Franny criticizes a piece of graffiti left by the Two-Headed Robot that reads "The Principal has a Rubber Butt". The narration later mentions Franny having made inaccurate speculations on butts when explaining how discovering that the robot intends to destroy the school's library books angers Franny more than the robot's other acts of vandalism.
    • The Frandidate mentions that Franny has an invention called the Steiny Heinie Ray, which can be used to immobilize people who are sitting down by making their rear ends too large for them to get up.

    Live-Action TV 


  • Buttholes are a common topic of discussion, particularly in early episodes, in Hello, from the Magic Tavern. After learning that all wizards have two buttholes, Chunt wishes to always have two buttholes, which he later comes to regret upon learning that elves have three buttholes. He later consults a lawyer, who says that he might be able to sometimes have more depending on whether the wish is interpreted to mean "exactly two" or "at least two". One listener declared that it was the number one podcast for butthole-based humour.

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    Web Videos 
  • In Strong Bad Email #173, in a flashback Strong Bad mentions wanting to print an ASCII art butt shortly before meeting and forming a connection with The Paper, his sentient printer. At the end of the Sbemail, in an attempt to get in Strong Bad?s good graces after taking over for The Paper which gave out earlier in the Sbemail, New Paper prints a butt matching the description Strong Bad gave earlier.
  • In the CollegeHumor video "Nicolas Cage's Agent", the actor in question keeps picking projects with an Audience-Alienating Premise to the bewilderment of his agent. One of these is a turd called Space Ass, wherein Cage plays an astronaut whose ship explodes, except for his ass, which retains consciousness and has to make its way back to Earth.

    Western Animation 
  • Ace Ventura Pet Detective not only kept up the "talking from the butt" joke from the movies, it exaggerated it in a crossover with The Mask in which Ace sits on the mask and gets a fully-functional head on his botty.
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: In "Who's Your Mommy", Carl is impregnated, Face-Hugger style, with the alien baby making his butt glow purple and grow to a ridiculous size.
  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Fat Bastard Dr. Robotnik's large butt is frequently shown and exaggerated. Animator Milton Knight says this was done to show Robotnik's inflated sense of self-love. Sonic also frequently calls Robotnik "Robuttnik."
  • Animaniacs: When asked to find their seats by their teacher Ms. Flamiel, the Warner siblings point at their hineys.
  • Arthur: In "Prove It", D.W. claims that it hurts more to fall on your knees and on your behind, because your behind is fleshier.
  • Bluey:
    • There are two jokes like this in "Copycat". Bluey is mimicking everything that Bandit does. Wanting to see how far she'll go, Bandit says, "I'm Bluey, and I stink like a monkey's butt" (which Bluey copies) and later slaps his rear in front of Wendy (which Bluey doesn't copy).
    • In "Bumpy and the Wise Old Wolfhound", Bandit says he has "bum worms", much to Bingo's amusement and to Chilli's disgust.
    • In "Baby Race", it is revealed that Bluey learned to drag her butt on the ground before she learned to crawl. In the present day, Bluey is quite puzzled to hear that.
    • In "BBQ", the hose goes wild and sprays Bingo's behind, causing her to laugh.
      Bingo: It's tickling my bottom!
    • In "The Magic Xylophone", Bandit says he's going to have Bingo be the "bum bongos", and he taps her rear like bongos, making her giggle.
  • In the Bob's Burgers episode "Art Crawl", Gayle makes paintings about animal anuses, much to Bob's dismay and Edith's ire. Linda even has a nightmare about the anuses at one point.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door: In Operation: B.U.T.T., the Delightful Children From Down The Lane blackmailed Numbuh One with exposing pictures of his big butt if he doesn't quit the team. As he leaves, Sector V found the ransom note and the picture, which they laugh at his big butt. At the end of the episode, the viewer see the picture.
  • The Red Guy, who appears in both Cow and Chicken and I Am Weasel is always naked. When he wears a disguise, his sit-upon is always uncovered. And if his name isn't a reference to his lack of trousers, it's a pun about his sit-upon.
  • IR Baboon, who also appears in IM Weasel, often has attention drawn to his big red butt. Among other things, it killed the dinosaurs.
  • Futurama: Bender the robot has a tendency to joke about his "shiny metal ass".
  • Gravity Falls: In the episode "Boyz Crazy," Wendy and Dipper MST 3 K the (silent) security footage. When a tourist asks to see a shirt in his size, Grunkle Stan bends over and Wendy speaks for him: "I have something better. Behold - my butt!" Both kids laugh their heads off.
  • In the Lilo & Stitch: The Series episode "Cannonball", there are some jokes about the fact that the eponymous alien Cannonball has a big butt. At the end, Lilo teases Mertle and her Girl Posse by saying that Cannonball has "highly contagious butt rabies".
  • The Loud House:
    • In "Patching Things Up", when Lana is asked to sew something called a "sit-upon", she says, "I already have a sit-upon. It's called my butt."
    • "Blinded by Science" reveals that Flip has two butts.
  • The Magic School Bus Rides Again: In "Waste Not, Want Not", Dorothy Ann is trying to convince the other kids to get back on the bus when they hear that her uncle is studying animal dung. That leads to this exchange:
    Dorothy Anne: But-
    Ralphie: (covers his ears) No! No buts, that's where it comes from!
  • My Gym Partner's a Monkey could have been called Bum Jokes: The Series and it would have been just as accurate.
    • In "Chew on This", for a brief moment during Adam's visit to Nurse Gazelle's office, we can see Nurse Gazelle removing a rectal thermometer from Adam's butt. Also in hindsight, Gazelle had no reason to do that, since Adam only saw her because he felt light headed.
    • After all the characters have become morbidly obese, Principal Pixiefrog says "Our medical bills are going to be astronomical." Nurse Gazelle then replies with the aside comment, "That's not the only thing that's astronomical." Cut to a booty shot of Principal Pixiefrog's "astronomical butt", riding on a bicycle.
    • In "She's Koala That", The Pack (except Adam) takes a beeline for a specific lunch table, just to get away from Deidre Koala. They all pile up onto one chair. When they do, a visual gag involves Jake clearly shoving himself up Windsor's ass.
    • In "Poop Scoop", Adam spreads false news, which turns out to be true, about Jake's butt having "cheek implants".
    • In "The Butt of the Jake", Jake's butt inflated so big it eclipsed the sun, shocking a nun (who mistakes it for an eclipse) and offending a hipster blogger. There's also a scene where Jake sits on his head at the lunch table and drinks soda through his butt. This episode was banned for being "too butt-filled".
    • Jake Spidermonkey shoots a rainbow out of his gluteus maximus in "Animal School Musical".
    • In "Knights of the Multiplication Table", the final boss in the knights' adventure, was "Jake Dragonmonkey", a Medieval villain based off of butt-obsessed character, Jake Spidermonkey. To help commit to the "butt" theme, Dragonmonkey's cave was designed to look like a giant butt. Guess where the entrance was located.
    • In "Yesterday's Funny Monkey", Jake becomes popular when he paints eyes on his butt cheeks, puts a hat over his behind, and uses his tail to make a mouth to say things in a funny voice.
  • In the The Octonauts episode "The Bowhead Whales", Shellington says that herrings blow bubbles out of their behinds. Kwazii is dumbfounded by this.
    Kwazii: Out of their...behinds?!
  • PAW Patrol:
    • In "Sea Patrol: Pups Save Their Pirated Sea Patroller", Arrby turns around and briefly hits Sid's rear with a mop, to the latter's annoyance.
    • In "Pups Save a Surprise", there are a lot of jokes about Mr. Porter's butt getting stuck in a stump, or as Alex puts it, "rump in a stump".
    • In "Tracker Joins the Pups!", Marshall collides into the other pups, and he has a boot on his rear end. He says, "Shake your booty", much to their amusement.
  • Buttercup from The Powerpuff Girls (2016) often likes to make butt jokes, such as calling Bubbles a "wimpy butt". It may or may not be a pun on the first four letters of her name.
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show has an episode where Stimpy genetically engineers himself to have an additional ass cheek.
  • Rocko's Modern Life: A program that Rocko and his friends are occasionally watching is an exercise show where the host is able to do impossible movements with his buttocks, including exercising with a barbell.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In the episode "To Surveil with Love", Bart keeps mooning the security camera, and Ned Flanders keeps replying with synonyms for "butt", like "derriere" and "heinie".
    • In "'Round Springfield", Bart goes around the hospital in his gown with eyes drawn on his butt.
      Bart: Hi, I'm Dr. Cheeks. I'll be making my rounds, but I'm a little behind.
  • South Park:
    • Dr. Mephesto's modus operandi is genetically engineering animals with a comically large amount of butts.
    • "How to Eat With Your Butt" has Kenny puts his parka on upside down so his butt shows through his hood in his school picture. This gets the attention of a family who actually do have butts for heads who think Kenny is their lost son, something Cartman finds so funny that he's worried he may never laugh at anything else.
  • Super Duper Sumos: The majority of the humor in this series comes in the form of the titular trio's backsides. Booma in particular treats his rear end as both an indispensable weapon and a treasured companion.
  • In the episode "Viewer Mail Day" of Tiny Toon Adventures Buster Bunny reads a viewer request for a cartoon involving people with big butts. Cue the third short where Plucky Duck works at a country club as a waiter, where his next customers are Bottomly and Fanny Buttfield, a Fat Bastard couple whose abnormally sized rear ends require the use of two chairs.
  • Wander over Yonder: The episode "The Party Poopers" is all about this, with the writers attempting to add as many hiney jokes and Toilet Humor as possible. Wander and Sylvia visit a planet inhabited by an alien race named the "High Gnees", who happen to have hiney-shaped heads, and their dialogue is peppered with hiney- and poop-related puns. Sylvia insists that she and Wander need to act serious and respectful toward them, whereas Wander struggles really hard to hold back his laughter.


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