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"Ow! My entire life!"
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Common Stock Phrases when someone suffers Amusing Injuries. Sometimes invokes Inherently Funny Words for added funny, a common one being "spleen". There's also something amusingly askew about people's surprising level of biological accuracy when they're in pain. This can happen during fight scenes when someone targets a specific body part or even if the person bangs his head on something by accident.

When this happens to someone's hand, expect some version of "Ow! That's my X'ing hand!", where X is some Overly Narrow Activity — ideally, one only that character engages in.

See also Not in the Face! and *Crack!* "Oh, My Back!"


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    Anime & Manga 
  • From the Hilarious Outtakes for the dub of Ouran High School Host Club:
    However, that doesn't mean I'll fall victim to their— ow in the head.
  • Soul Eater:
    • Maka's next episode narration had her complaining every body part of her hurts after she let Black*Star hit her (and really hard too).
    • Speaking of Black*Star, during an early episode the group is fighting Stein, Black*Star runs up for an attack only to be deflected by Stein's chair with a yell of "Ow, my face!"
  • In Fate/Apocrypha, after Spartacus is captured by Vlad and a handful of the Yggdmillennia faction, Astolfo tries to sneak off, but is caught by his master. He immediately pretends to be an old man complaining about his aching back.
  • In One Piece with Brook repeatedly cartwheeling face first down a slant.
    Brook: There goes my finger... and my ribs... and my skull.. and my pelvis... and my spine... this isn't at all humorous!

    Comic Books 
  • Cerebus the Aardvark: Becomes a Running Gag in the last arc, as Cerebus is very old and quite decrepit, and it basically hurts to move.
  • The Smurfs: In "Smurphony In C" (and its Animated Adaptation), when Gargamel chases after Harmony after he plays the turlisiphone (or shazalakazoo), the evil wizard starts to complain about parts of his body aching until he collapses.
  • The Tick: Inverted, as the Chainsaw Vigilante tries to cut The Tick to convince him to give up superheroing, but discovers exactly which individual body parts are Nigh-Invulnerable, including an "Underarm of Steel!" and "A 'Hey, watch it!!!' of Steel!"

    Comic Strips 
  • Tim Rickard's comic sci-fi Brewster Rockit: Space Guy! features junior member Winky, constantly put to some horribly dangerous duty, and constantly crying (off-panel) "Ahhhh! My SPLEEN!"
  • A strip from Liberty Meadows had to be rejected because the pig character attempted a Cheek Copy and wound up breaking the machine beneath him, with a groan of "my nads!..."
  • Pearls Before Swine will often have Pig getting hit in the "Oompa-Loompas", which will result in him saying something like this.

    Fan Works 
  • One Madoka-style take on Teen Girl Squad featured "Ow, my future!"
  • In the Persona 5 fic Nudist Queen (NSFW) the boss fight with Akechi quickly devolves into Ren shooting him to interrupt his evil gloating, always represented by, "BANG" "Argh! My [body part]!" Eventually Ren stops it, only for them to be interrupted by Akechi's cognitive double, and Ren shoots the double to keep the bit going.

    Films — Animation 

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Black Hawk Down: a ranger screams “My leg, my leg,” after being shot there.
  • Encino Man: "Ow! My pancreas!"
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 establishes that Drax never wears a jet pack, nor shirt, because, according to him, he “has sensitive nipples.” So when Peter has to hastily put a jet pack on him to get him off the planet about to explode:
    Drax: Ow! My nipples!
    • This didn’t stop him from donning a shirt (albeit a sleeveless one) for Tony Stark’s funeral at the end of Endgame. Truly heartwarming indeed.
  • The universe of Idiocracy has a TV show called Ow! My Balls! It's about Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • On Deadly Ground was mocked for the "Oh, my BALLS" or "My [insert body part here]" by random mooks.
  • Shoot 'Em Up: in the first action sequence, one of Hertz's henchmen (played by Scott Mc Cord of Bakugan Battle Brawlers fame!) is shot in the buttocks by Smith. When Hertz and his men regroup, the same henchman converses with Hertz about what had happened; as the conversation seems to become more casual, Hertz tells his henchman not to fail him again, and to make sure he remembers, he shoots him in the butt a second time. The henchman screams "AHH! MY ASS!"
  • 10 Things I Hate About You: "My balls!"
  • Twister: One of Jo's team gets sliced in the forehead by a flying hubcap. "My head!"
  • The Smurfs: Papa Smurf goes "Oh, my hip!" when he and his little Smurfs land on the roof of the taxicab.
  • The Three Stooges: Curly has a bad toothache and always goes "Oh, my tooth". An annoyed Moe wants to be helpful and kicks him in assorted body parts, prompting Curly to cycle to "Oh, my <insert body part>". Until he resorts to Literal Ass-Kicking. Then Curly is back to "Oh my...tooth".
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked: When Alvin swings right into a tree, his response is "Ow! My acorns!"
  • Brain Candy: In a flashback, the protagonist's father attempts suicide with a shotgun:
    OW! Mother of God, my foot!
    OW! My other foot!

  • Bruce Coville's Book of... Ghosts: The Pooka has Cai trying to string his father's bow, but gets it stuck around his leg and unwittingly sets off one of these (which, incidentally, winds up kicking off the plot):
    Cai: OWWWGETTHIS—OWWOFFME—OWWWMYLEG! (Then he accidentally whacks Arthur in the head with said bow while jumping around in pain. Arthur joins him in screaming.)
    Arthur: OWMYHEAD!
    Cai: OWMYLEG!
    Arthur: OWJERK!
    Cai: OWSTUPID!
    Arthur: OWWWWWWWWWW!
    Sir Ector: QUIET!
  • Captain John Geary suffers from chronic headaches triggered by the enemy, his own captains, and his love interests. Not necessarily in that order.
  • Miles Vorkosigan not only gets headaches he gives them. In one book his second in command opens a briefing by handing around a bottle of painkillers.
  • An Older Than Dirt example: in Inanna's Descent to the Netherworld, Enki instructs his servants that when going to see Ereshkigal, they will find her in pain and moaning things like "oh, my heart!" and "oh, my liver!" To get on her good side, they are to moan along with her, "oh, your heart!" and "oh, your liver!"
  • Roys Bedoys: In “That’s Dangerous, Roys Bedoys!”, Roys exclaims, “Owwy, my foot!” after landing on it painfully, “Owwy, my head!” after falling over backwards, and “Owwy, my leg!” when Maker bumps into him.

    Live-Action TV 

  • Joe Scruggs created a song titled "Wiggle in my Toe", where he complains about his body twitching from his toe to his hair, and how he can't stop.

  • When Rifftrax covered Daredevil:
    [Both of Bullseye's hands get impaled. He stares in shock at his mutilated right hand.]
    Bill Corbett: (as Bullseye) Me drinkin' hand!
    [Still in shock, Bullseye looks at his similarly mutilated left hand.]
    Bill Corbett: (as Bullseye) And me other drinkin' hand!

  • In the play Sheik, Rattle n' Roll, the vizier orders his two henchmen to fight the invading heroes. One of them grabs his leg and yells "Ow! My gamy leg!". The other one clutches his head and yells "Ow! My dandruff!".
  • The parody musical Holy Musical B@man! features multiple examples of characters yelling out incredibly specific body parts that Batman has injured, including patellar, tendons, and tibia.

    Video Games 
  • The protagonist of the Postal series sometimes utters quotes of this nature:
    The Postal Dude: Hey! Now I can't feel my legs!
    Ow, my clavichord.
  • In Tales of Symphonia, when the heroes walk into the unnaturally dark Temple of Darkness, Lloyd steps on Zelos's foot, prompting him to say, "Ow! My precious foot!"
  • Some Mooks in No More Heroes lament their spleens after Travis delivers the deathblow on them.
  • Team Fortress 2:
    • "Meet the Sandvich"
      BLU Scout: My blood! He punched out all my blood!
      BLU Soldier: You call that breaking my spine? You RED team ladies wouldn't know how to break a spine if— (CRACK) AAAAAAAAAGH! MY SPIIIIIINE!
    • Also in "Meet the Engineer", an offscreen mook is shot with a rocket from the Engineer's biggest turret and screams "My! Aaaaaaaarm!"
      • Upon which a severed arm then flops on screen. Oddly, though the mook's voice was the Scout, the arm is recognizably a Sniper's.
    • In gameplay, a Heavy who runs afoul of a Pyro will shout a more generalized (but still very specific) instance of this trope:
      Heavy: My flesh! It burns!
  • In Knights of the Old Republic II, when HK-47 tortures an HK-50 unit (both of them ridiculously sadistic/kinky robots), the latter cries in anguish "My photoreceptors, my photoreceptors!" Too bad that scene was cut from the released version.
  • One of Deadpool's lines in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is "My kidney!"
  • In Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Ultimate Deadpool (who has the quirks of his mainstream counterpart) also belts out an "Ow! My uterus!" as Ultimate Spidey brings the hurt.
  • In Black & White, there's a little guy who can throw around for kicks. He shouts out random (and sometimes unlikely) body parts as he bounces around. "Argh, my back. Oh, my arm! Ow, my philtrum!"
  • The Simpsons games:
    • In The Simpsons Hit & Run and its predecessor The Simpsons: Road Rage, Bart bouncing around in his vehicle of choice will sometimes groan "My ovaries!", an in-joke from the show. See The Simpsons entry below.
    • In Virtual Springfield, you can find a voodoo doll of Homer under Bart's bed. Poking it with a pin in various places prompts the responses "D'oh, my arm!", "D'oh my leg!" "Ow, my butt!" and "Marge, my face hurts again!"
  • In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, after Rawk Hawk gets crushed by Bowser, he eventually mumbles "Ow... my aching hair...."
  • Dawn of War also has "Augh, my spleen!" In one scene has Gabriel Angelos, Chapter Master of the Blood Ravens, calling down orbital strike in a cold fury. The somber scene is cut through with a cultist yelling that same line as the bombardment blasts right on top of him.
  • DEADLOCK uses "Ow, my eye!" and "D'oh, my spleen!" when civilians and infantry are taken out. Though possibly not used in the game, the disc also held a third sound file that went "Gah, my limbic system!"
  • Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People:
    • In Homestar Ruiner, Homestar says "Ow, my snot!" after he falls out a window with the other party-goers who have invaded Strong Bad's house. The joke is that your original goal through the episode was to "Beat the snot out of Homestar."
    • In Strong Badia the Free, Strong Bad yells "Ow! My freedom!" as the Poopsmith inflicts some police brutality on him for not paying the King of Town's new e-mail tax.
  • In MySims Kingdom, the character Buddy is prone to falling over. He's holding a stack of flyers in the opening, and he scatters them everywhere when he falls, accompanying it with "Ow, my face!"
  • In Dungeons & Dragons Online, one quest "Dirty Laundry" has money launderers who, when you hit them, say things like "Ow, my arm!" and "Ow, my spleen!"
  • In MARDEK, when you defeat Muriance, he takes another hit and announces: "AGH! My upper left section of my right lung! Also my spine! the Pain!"
  • In Catherine, after Vincent breaks up with Catherine and she beats the crap out of him in the bathroom of the Stray Sheep, he can be heard yelling "Ow, my spleen!" at one point.
  • In Happy Wheels, the Wheelchair Guy will sometimes shout "Ow, my leg!" when his legs are broken. The Pogostick Man will shout "Ow, my arm!" if his arms are broken.
  • In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, a turtle who runs over the spikes in the water will say, "My toes! My toes!" Also, if he steps on a loose board on the pirate ship, it smacks him in the face, prompting him to say, "Ohhh, my nose!"
  • In Mass Effect 3, the Citadel DLC has Joker doing this when he's caught in firefights.
    Joker: Ow, my pancreas.
  • After the player low-blows a student in Bully, he'll groan and say this:
    Student: children...
  • Skullmageddon from Double Dragon Neon does this with bones.
    Skullmageddon: Ow, my tibia!
  • During a Bees Hate You run in Kingdom of Loathing, one has the opportunity obtain a certain 'Buzzkill' trophy. The Alt Text? "Ow My Everything".
    You're entitled to the "Buzzkill" trophy, for getting thoroughly murdered by bees.
  • In Tony Hawk's Underground, it's possible (and very rare) to fall and have your custom character roll on the ground while clutching their leg and crying out, "Ow, my knee!" In spite of the level of injury you can put them through trying different stunts, the knee seems to be the only body part that warrants this kind of reaction.
  • Orcus, the first boss from Total Carnage, will shout these things after having portions of its body blown off. After taking enough damage, Orcus will shout, "My head! My head!"
  • The final boss of the Anamnesis Anyder in Final Fantasy XIV will occasionally summon flunkies to aid her in the battle via them popping up from trapdoors. She'll also conjure large watery hands to attack any player caught in its line of sight. If the players manage to get the yet to be summoned minions to appear in the way of the watery hands, they'll be hit by them when they pop out and get killed. One of the minions may say "Ow, that's my liver!"
  • Conker's Bad Fur Day: The Big Big Guy boss is a sentient boiler piloted by two fire imps and possessing two balls of brass that act as his weak points. To damage the boss, Conker smashes the balls together with a pair of bricks, prompting the imps to yell ""My balls! MY BAAAALLS!".

    Web Animation 
  • The Annoying Orange: various episodes from around 2014 onward contain a sound effect of someone screaming "Ah! My leg!" when something is thrown and crashes offscreen. Occasionally, "Ah! My arm!" has been heard, and in the 20th episode of "Ask Orange", we hear an instance of "Ah! My butt!"
  • Captain Distraction said "Ow, my aching head!" as he fell to the ground.
  • In Episode 26 of The Most Popular Girls in School:
    Rachel: (gets hit by a car) MY SHIN!
  • Used a few times in the Homestar Runner cartoons and Strong Bad Email:
    Strong Sad: (over sounds of drilling) Ow! Both my face and hands!

    Homestar: (after getting doused in hot oil) Ah, my face! My deliciously fried face!
  • One of Simmons' running character gags in Red vs. Blue is that he does this whenever he gets injured in some way. At one point he even does it when Sarge gets injured:
    "Ooh, the back of your head!"
    • One early promo for Ralli Sport Challenge 2 had Sarge install a TV screen in the steering wheel of a Warthog so he could play the game and drive at the same time. When informed that this is dangerous, he responds, "Nonsense! It's all about hand-eye coordination." Later, you can see his Warthog go careening over a hill, and when it crashes back to Earth he shouts, "Ow! My hands and eyes!"
  • Played for Laughs a couple times in Bionicle Adventures:
    • In "The Kid Torturing Bionicle at Wal-Mart":
    • In "The Candy Man's Candy", Daniel flips out because they missed the fight, and he starts cutting off Paul's limbs. Cue Paul saying "Ow, my head." in a completely unamused voice as his head topples to the ground.
  • A Running Gag on Teen Girl Squad:
    "Ow! My skin!"
    "Ow! My tan lines!"
    "Ow! My the-fact-that-I-was-alive-only-a-second-ago!"
    "Ow! My lack of familiarity with Greek mythology!"
    • dascottjr parodied this in his literal version of "I'd Do Anything For Love" with "Ow, my only scene!" after the cops get "Chandelier'd!"
  • A non-body-part example exists in Element Animation's "Testificate News" as a UFO runs amok abducting every testificate in sight.
    Braveheart Testificate: They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom! [Is promptly abducted] Oh, no! My freedom!
    • Deadpool does this kind of thing during his fight against Deathstroke. "Oh, my kidney!" "My spleen!" "My leg! Oh! It's cramping!" Of course, he can regenerate any of his organs...
    • The second quote was used in Joker vs. Sweet Tooth when the latter kicks the former out of his weaponized ice cream truck.
  • The Frollo Show: "My balls!" Frollo sings this after Gaston gives him a Groin Attack.
  • RWBY Chibi: Because the series is Lighter and Softer compared to it's source material, characters react to some injuries in this manner.
    Cardin: (as the shopkeep beats him over the head with a broom) Ow, my head! I use that sometimes!
  • Supermarioglitchy4's Super Mario 64 Bloopers:
    • Many a character will say "Muh penis!" whenever they've been hit with a Groin Attack (or in some cases injured in general). Occasionally there will be substitutions like sack, nuts, painis, or in a few rare instances, spaghetti noodle.
    • After getting crushed by Bowser and Mario's karts in "Stupid Mario Kart", Fishy Boopkins can only weakly cry out, "My uterus..."
    • When Bob gets injured he tends to yell "Ow, my ovaries!"

  • Concerned:
    Gordon Frohman: Ow! My health points!
  • Characters knocked down or beaten up in The Devil's Panties usually groan "Spleeeen..."
  • A Running Gag in Dungeon Crawl Inc, in which people bemoan their "clavin" being struck/stabbed/mangled.
  • 8-Bit Theater:
    • In the Castle of Ordeals, Red Mage operates a lever controlling a door that repeatedly mutilates Black Mage.
    • "Argh! My brittle old man hip!"
  • This strip of Exterminatus Now explains how Lothar got his cybernetic parts.
  • Parodied in Grrl Power, after Sydney punches Dabbler (an alien succubus) in the lower back for an earlier (sexual) prank.
    Dabbler: Aaah! Right in the ol' gazorpazovum!
  • Homestuck:
    EB: did you know nicolas cage was almost going to play superman one time? 
    • The second-person narration also says "Ow, your head" when Jake and later Roxy wake up from being knocked out.
  • Various alien characters in Irregular Webcomic! will make notice about injuries to the "splanch".
    • The splanch has also made appearances in the creator's other comic, Darths & Droids, though only once in this capacity.
  • Lackadaisy: "Aaugh, my medical history!"
  • The Order of the Stick:
    • Apparently, Durkon's Turn Undead blinds elves.
      V: Sweet merciful gods, my poor useless eyes!
    • Blackwing, Vaarsuvius's raven familiar, makes the extremely sound tactical decision of charging a psion face-first.
      Blackwing: My feathers hurt. How come my feathers hurt?
  • Polandball: Parodied. If a country gets hurt, they say their regions or monuments hurt.
  • In VG Cats, Leo gets his legs broken with a 2 by 4 for not having the money to pay back a debt.
    Leo: GAH! My leg-benders!

    Web Original 
  • The "bone hurting juice" anti-meme. The drinker tends to say something like "ow oof ouch my bones ow".

    Web Videos 
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged:
    • When Vegeta is attacked by Gohan, after claiming that they couldn't hurt his pride. Also when his eyes get injured.
    • And Piccolo's glubock.
    • And Vegeta's "AHH, MY NIPPLES!" after a spaceship explosion.
    • Downplayed example with Guldo: "Why can't I feel my everything?" Because Vegeta decapitated you, Guldo.
    • The there's Cell: "Ow, my ass-butt!" and "Ow, my beak-mouth!" The first one follows him commenting: "Might be a slight pain in the ass, but-" before getting cut off by an attack from behind.
    • In Cooler 2: The Return of Coolers Revenge – The Reckoning , Meta-Cooler has been subjecting Vegeta to a lot of Groin Attacks in their fight.
      Vegeta: He keeps kicking me in the dick! Why?! Why does he keep kicking me in the dick?!
    • Goku suffers a Megaton Punch Groin Attack in Super Android 13.
      Goku: He punched me in the dick! Why?! Why did he punch me in the dick?!
  • Sailor Moon Abridged does this in the very first episode.
    "Ow, my leg!"
    "My spleen!"
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series:
    • Kemo says, "Ow my hair!"
    • In Season Zero, as Joey and Tristan are getting beaten up:
      Joey: Ow, my face!
      Tristan: Ow, my sperm!
  • Berserk Abridged: Guts at one point during a battle says, "Ow, my organs! I think I need those to live!"
  • In the "When You're Not Home" episode of 10 Things Webkinz Do, one Webkinz shouts "Oh, my spleen!" when the other (whom the first just caught drinking pink grapefruit juice, which the Webkinz are not supposed to drink) kicks him.
  • A variation is used near the end of the Vince Emerson Media short Speechless.
    Troy: My everything hurts...
  • Burning Dog Face often exclaims "Ow, my bones and organs!" during or shortly after a thrashing.
  • Game Grumps:
  • This is a running gag in Naruto: The Abridged Series, where the camera would cut to a peaceful scene before an overly violent fight... which would then be accompanied with shouts of "Ow, my spine!" Made better with Sasuke's completely deadpan and disinterested voice when he says it.

    Western Animation 
  • Sponge Bob Square Pants:
    • Whenever a disaster happens (such as boat crashes or explosions), there's a stock sound clip of "My leg!"
      • This clip was used a LOT in the first couple seasons and for awhile was rarely heard after that. However, it has mostly returned in the last three seasons albeit as a saying in addition to the stock sound clip.
      • The running gag's popularity even gave it an episode of the same name where they say the catchphrase 43 times!
    • "MY EYES!"
    • Played with in one late episode. "My face! My face! Also, my leg...but mostly my face!" Also played with in the film.
    • Played with in one episode when Patrick says after falling, "I think I broke my abacus", then pulls out an actual abacus.
  • School bully Francis from The Fairly OddParents! also uses this line in one episode where Timmy turns invisible to avoid a beating, but decides to confront his fears (and pick up his perfect attendance medal). Francis tries to punch Timmy; the medal busts up his hands. Francis tries his other hand. Doesn't work. The same went for his head, after which Francis apparently decides to use his spleen.
    • In another episode, Cosmo and Wanda put Timmy's Dad on a website that will instantly place him in a cool career by simply clicking Cosmo. Every click pokes Cosmo's body in different parts causing an injury and making him say the line every time. First he gets poked in the eye followed by the arm and lastly (off the computer screen) in his spleen (re-using the above joke).
    • In a third episode Cosmo is disguised as a carton of popcorn, and after Timmy grabs some of the popcorn Cosmos shouts "My brains!" followed by saying "babble and drool" while doing so.
    • In "Yoo-Doo", Timmy's yoo-doo doll gets tossed around during school, and after he ends up falling down the stairs, he comes out of the school building walking injured with a cane, complaining, "My aching everything!"
    • In "Birthday Wish," a three-part flashback of Timmy ignoring the invitations to Tootie's birthday party and instead focusing on the included free pass to Mike E. Mozzarella's Pizza Fun House, and the delivery man keeps saying something like this each time he's hurt. The first time, the delivery man gets the invitation thrown in his eye and he screams "AAAAH! MY EYE!!!" The second, Timmy sends him and his giant novelty invitation flying off a coil-spring floor tile and he yells "AAAAH! MY SPINE!!!" The third, Timmy sics Cosmo as a tiger on the delivery man dressed in a Mike E. Mozzarella rat costume and he cries out "AAAAH! My SWEET MEATS!!!"
  • Invader Zim:
    • In "Dark Harvest", a human kid gets hit with a dodgeball and crumples, shouting "Argh! My organs!"
      Zim: Mwahahahaha! Inferior human organs! (gets pegged in the gut with another dodgeball) Ow, my Squeedlyspooch!
    • "Parent Teacher Night" has an aspirin commercial with a guy yelling "MY SPINE!!!" after his back gives out.
  • The Simpsons:
    • One time at a carnival, Marge didn't want the family to ride the Chipper (a roller coaster which causes kids' teeth to chip) because Homer has a heart condition. The rest of the family poo-poo her, then they ride the ride and we hear from offscreen:
      Homer: Ow, my heart!
    • In the Super Bowl episode, after Homer intercepts a Dan Marino pass intended for Bart, Marino sics two of his offensive linemen on Homer. When they tackle him, a sickening crack can be heard followed by Homer weakly muttering "my spine...."
    • In "Team Homer" Mr. Burns, delirious from huffing ether, tries to drill into Hans Moleman's brain, and it cuts to black as Moleman moans "Oh no... my brains...!"
    • When Homer is bribed into becoming Mr. Burns' Prank Monkey, he throws a pudding at Lenny. In fact, Lenny suffering some type of eye injury and making that exclamation or variant of such has become a classic Running Joke.
      Lenny: Ow, my eye! I'm not supposed to get pudding in it!
    • When the family travels to Florida to help Homer relax after going crazy due to fear of dying soon, Homer says, "My pockets hurt."
    • From "Fear of Flying":
    Homer: "If I don't find another bar, I'll have to give up drinking."
    (His liver cheers "Yay!")
    Homer: "Shut up liver!" (punches liver) "Ow, my liver..."
    • Homer when trying to get a health insurance form from a shredder: "Ow, my hemophilia!"
    • In another episode, Homer shouts "Ow, my thingies!"
    • In "Hurricane Neddy", when seeing his poorly rebuilt house, Ned opens a really tiny door at the end of a hallway and is greeted by Barney. "Come on in! It's your master bedroom!" (Ned shuts the little door) "Ow, my nose!"
    • Hans Moleman in Man Getting Hit By Football (and later, George C. Scott in the same role):
      "Aah, my groin!"
    • Happens to Krusty when he is beaten by mobsters.
      "Ow, my schnoz! My punim! My pupik! My genechtagazoink!"
    • In one of the couch gags, A claw machine claw drags Homer away by the head, and he shouts, "Ow, my brains!".
    • The "Marge Gets a Job" episode has Bart pretending to be sick to get out of taking a test. When he returns back to school in perfect health (even running up the wall to prove so), Mrs. Krabappel informs him that he now can take the make-up test, which then prompts him to hold his stomach and crying out "Oh, my ovaries!"
    • "I Love Lisa" has him pulling a similar gag by crying out "Oh, my baboon heart" and spewing it onto the cafeteria table to all the kids' disgust and his delight.
  • Futurama:
    • In the episode "The Deep South", there's a gag where Bender casts a fishing line and Fry cries "Ow, my small intestine!" from off camera.
    • "You can crush my body, but you can never crush my spirit." Stomp! "Ow, my spirit!"
    • After being packed in a cardboard box, Fry is repeatedly flipped over on the way out of a courtroom.
      Fry: Ow, my head! Ow, my feet! Ow, my head! Ow, my feet!
      The Professor: Keep your chin up.
      Fry: Ow, my chin!
    • When Bender zaps Fry in the groin with the F-ray: "Ow, my sperm!" Upon trying it again, Fry simply responds, "Huh... didn't hurt that time."
    • The film Bender's Big Score unveils its big plot twist when a character injured in an explosion exclaims "My hair!" as his hair burns off, then, in a deeper voice, "My larynx!"
  • A Running Gag on Class of 3000 involves a character tossing something off-camera. A few seconds later, a crash is heard, followed by a kid crying out, "Ow! My eye!" Later in the same episode, the same (or another) character will toss something else off-camera to similar crashing and the kid crying out, "Ow! My other eye!" We see him for a few seconds twice in 'The Devil and Lil'D'. Once when Lil'D is drumming on... everything (including, evidently, the poor kid's eye), and again when Principal Luna hits him in the face with a shirt.
  • In Beavis and Butt-Head, when trying to build a case against someone, Beavis fakes an injury.
    Beavis: [holding his chest] Ow, my liver! My liver!
    Butt-Head: Lower, dude.
    Beavis: Oh yeah. Sorry. [holding his crotch] Ow, my liver! My liver!
  • ¡Mucha Lucha!:
    • Flea will refer to his injuries of any variety as "Ow, The Flea's spleen!" (or insert appropriate body part). This came back to seriously hurt him on one occasion when he ended up nearly having his spleen removed by a Mad Scientist.
    • Played with in one episode when Flea would declare that he 'couldn't feel something' before realizing it was right next to him, which was played normally the first time (with his legs) but then had him mistake Buena Girl's arms for his own and eventually led to the line "The Flea cannot feel the Flea's brain! Oh, there it is, right next to the Flea." (Incidentally that was the headmistress's brain.)
    • The class president election episode made a Running Gag of Penny Plutonium getting her feet squashed by a falling weighted curtain.
      "Ow, my foot!"
      "Ow, my other foot!"
      "Ow, both my feet!"
  • Usually when Cat of CatDog got hurt he'd yell, "MYBODYMYBODYMYBODY!"
  • In an episode of Johnny Test, Johnny throws a paper airplane offscreen and someone yells "Ow, my eye!". He promptly throws another airplane offscreen and we hear "Ow, my other eye!" in response.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy:
    • Parodied even more than normal when Ed was faking being hurt after he crashed his plane (when he never had one to fly). Kevin doesn't buy it for an instant.
      Ed: Ow, my liver. Ow, my lasagna.
      Edd: Ed, lasagna isn't a major organ.
      Ed: It isn't?
    • And then later:
      Ed: Ow, my fingernails. Ow, my skin. Ow— hi, Kevin.
  • Garret Bobby Ferguson from the Regular Show episode "High Score," after a Groin Attack from Mordecai.
    GBF: Ow! My chin!
  • Dan Vs.:
    • In "Dan vs. Canada'', after they were kicked out of a French-Canadian bar:
      Chris: You landed on my liver.
      Dan: It's always about you! What about my liver?
    • After Dan knocks an old lady down a staircase.
      Old Lady: Ooh! My poor old lady hip!
  • Wakfu: Evangelyne falling down the stairs of a tall tower because of her high heels, in season 1 episode 4.
    Evangelyne: Aaah! My head! AaahaaA! Aaah! My back!
  • Family Guy:
    • In the episode "Three Kings", in every Stephen King segment, Joe plays a character who ends up getting his legs broken and every time shouts, "OOHHH! MY LEGS!".
    • And the time Stewie is inside Peter's body trying to kill all of his sperm before he can have sex and give Stewie another sibling, and blasts his duodenum in an attempt to stall for time. Peter shouts "Oh geeze my duodenum's acting up!" and rushes into the bathroom.
    • "Believe It or Not, Joe's Walking on Air": Joe screams "AAH! MY PERFECT ASS!" when Bonnie shoots him there.
  • South Park: In the premiere episode "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe", Cartman screams "OWWW MY ASSS!" while farting fire due to the aliens' probe.
  • Adventure Time:
    • In "Freak City", Jake tries to show how Finn can still fight evil despite being turned into a giant foot by launching him out of a catapult into the groin of a passing two-headed giant, who yells "Our crotch! Our evil crotch!" and staggers away.
    • In "Daddy's Little Monster", during the fight with possessed Marceline, Finn gets knocked into Jake, who shouts "Ow, my hippocampus!"
    • In "The Tower", when Finn knocks over his enormous tower and it crashes into the Candy Kingdom, Princess Bubblegum can be heard shouting "GYAAAH! MY ARM!"
  • On Daria, Mystic Spiral actually made a chorus line out of this:
    "Ow my nose, ow my face"
  • On Archer, Cheryl tends to respond to loud noises with "Ow! My earballs!"
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: Carl says "Ow, my scapula" any time something hits him. Which is very, very often.
  • In The Powerpuff Girls (1998) episode "I See A Funny Cartoon In Your Future," Madame Argentina applies pins to the keisters of three Powerpuff voodoo dolls.
    Blossom: Ow!
    Buttercup: Ow!
    Bubbles: D'oh, my tail bone!"
  • Little Princess: Princess says, "Ow, my leg" twice in "I Want My Plaster", both times after falling from a tree.
  • Gravity Falls:
    • In "Carpet Diem", Grunkle Stan is conked by a golf-ball offscreen, and is heard yelling "Ow, my head! It hit me right in the head!"
    • In "Blendin's Game", Blendin Blandin trips and falls while escaping from time-jail and goes "Ow, my time knee!"
  • Played straight, then parodied, in the American Dad! episode "Iced, Iced Babies"; Stan gets pepper-sprayed by Francine, causing him to stumble around hurting himself.
    Stan: (gets sprayed) My eyes! (hits the bedroom door) My mouth! (backs into the bathroom doorknob) My back! (spots a dead plant on the shelf) My begonia! (turns on the radio playing...) "My Sharona"! (turns on the TV showing...) My Best Friend's WeddingAah, my eyes again!
  • Kim Possible: Ron Stoppable at least once said "Ow, my pancreas!" while Trapped in TV Land and fighting with Dr. Drakken.
  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers: In one episode, Captain Planet ends up weaker than usual thanks to Dr. Blight's latest scheme. When he goes to save Linka, Gi, and Wheeler, who are incarcerated and passing out from oxygen deprivation, he comments as he carries them to safety that his job is harder than he thought and indicates that he's suffering back pain thanks to the unusual circumstances.
  • One scene in The Critic features Jay showing a silent movie of a soldier in, what is persumably, World War I, only to be stabbed in the back with a bayonet. A caption then appears saying, "Ouch! My kidney!"
  • Cow and Chicken: Characters had a fondness for "Ow, I cracked my spleen!"
  • A rather more serious example of this occurs in the Fireman Sam episode "Trevor's Bus Boot Sale", whilst searching a rubbish dump for items to sell at his bus boot sale when an accident causes an old cooker to fall Trevor's legs, pinning him to the ground.
    Trevor: "Oh, my legs!"
    Worse still, said accident has caused some dangerous chemicals to a barrel of sodium hypochlorite to mix with a bag of household cleaner to form a poisonous fumes and poor Trevor was trapped by the cooker. Thanks goodness Norman was around to alert the fire brigade. Otherwise, Trevor would have perished.
  • Bob's Burgers:
    • A Running Gag on the show is Linda getting hit in the face and exclaiming, "Ow, my face!".
    • In "Yes Without My Zeke", Jimmy Jr. gets hit in the junk when Zeke tackles him, and Jimmy yells "Ow, my penis!" He says it again after taking a hard fall on a freshly-waxed floor.
  • DuckTales (2017):
    • In the episode "Daytrip of Doom!", when Huey is fleeing from Webby in a dart game:
      Webby: This is no foyer... this is a tomb. [shoots Huey offscreen]
      Huey: Ow, my tailbone!
    • In the season finale, Louie claims Magica DeSpell destroyed an artifact (actually a normal mirror) and cursed herself with grave misfortune, increased gullibility, and "a swift kick in the ribs."
      Magica: A what? [Webby swoops in and kicks her in the ribs] OOH! My ribs!
  • On The Deputy Dawg Show, a character who gets hurt will yelp "Ooh, my (insert name of injured body part)-bone!"
  • In one episode of Total Drama Island, Owen ends up falling off a cliff and hitting a rock, a cactus, a goat, a fire hydrant, a dynamite plunger, a bundle of dynamite which then explodes, an open bonfire, and finally the ground, to which he responds with "OW, MY SPINE!"
  • Chef in Total DramaRama has been incapacitated all day getting worked on by a chiropractor. When he's finally out, he stubs his toe and comments on every bone in his body shattering, illustrated by x-ray shots, ending up collapsing to the floor in pain after his brain goes too.
  • In the What's New, Scooby-Doo? episode "There's No Creature Like Snow Creature", Fred runs away from the titular monster after distracting it from Velma. He falls down a snowy slope and breaks his leg, which is punctuated by him exclaiming about the pain and clutching the limb.
    Fred: Ow! My leg!


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Ow, my sperm!

Said by Fry after Bender zaps him in the groin with the F-ray. After trying it again, Fry simply responds that it didn't hurt this time.

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