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Let's face it: Butts are funny. Even the word "butts" is funny! These are tropes dealing with the bum, the booty, the tushy, the kiester, the posterior.

See also Bathroom Tropes, Toilet Humor, Unmentionables.

This is a trope index page only, please do not place works here.


  • Anal Probing: Aliens try to stick things up a human's butt.
  • Ass Kicks You: A fighter attacks by lunging their backside at the target.
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  • Ass Shove: Something gets shoved up a character's ass.
  • Baby Don't Got Back: A character who is distressed because they don't have a curvaceous or voluminous bum.
  • Bare-Bottomed Monkey: The butts of primates are emphasized or exaggerated for humor.
  • Boobs-and-Butt Pose: A woman poses with her back turned to the camera to show off her ass.
  • Bowel-Breaking Bricks: When someone poops out an object that isn't poop, due to surprise.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: A character shits themselves out of fear.
  • Butt Biter: A character get bitten on the butt (usually) by animals.
  • Butt Cannon: A character's butt gets used as a cannon.
  • Butt Sticker: Crushed by a larger character's butt when he/she sits down.
  • Cactus Cushion: A person gets hurt by landing butt-first onto a cactus.
  • Cheek Copy: As a prank, a person sits on a photocopier with their pants down to print pictures of their bare behind.
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  • Comedic Spanking: Characters getting spanked are Played for Laughs.
  • Excrement Statement: Character taking a shit (or urinating) on a certain object or person to show contempt.
  • Fartillery: Farts as a weapon.
  • Farts on Fire: A character's fart produces fire.
  • Female Gaze: A nice close-up shot of a man's buttocks.
  • Flirtatious Smack on the Ass: A man smacks a woman on the ass in a sexual way.
  • Gasshole: A character who farts (or burps) a lot.
  • Hartman Hips: Most female characters with wide hips usually (but not always) have big butts.
  • Intimate Marks: A character has certain writing or insignias emblazoned on a personal body part or the clothing worn over that particular part of the anatomy (the buttocks being a common location).
  • Joke of the Butt: Bums are funny.
  • Kinky Spanking: A character has a fetish for getting spanked, or spanking is played for Fanservice.
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  • Literal Ass-Kicking: Taking a swift kick (or some other form of attack) to the buttocks.
  • Literal Ass-Kissing: Kissing someone else's buttocks to demonstrate humiliation and submission.
  • Male Gaze: A nice close-up shot of a woman's buttocks.
  • Mooning: A character bares his/her butt in front of other people as a means of either pranking or contempt.
  • Pain to the Ass: Characters take Amusing Injuries to the ass.
  • Plumber's Crack: Plumbers usually have their pants halfway down their butt crack.
  • The Pratfall: Falling on your butt as a form of comedy.
  • Rump Roast: A character's butt catches on fire.
  • Shaking the Rump: A character shake their butts to show either sexual arousal or cockiness.
  • Shot in the Ass: A character takes a bullet to the ass.
  • Someone's Touching My Butt: Accidental ass grab through unintentional extrication between two or more characters.
  • Stuffy Old Songs About the Buttocks: Songs that talk about butts.
  • Suppository Gag: Guess what, it's not a pill.
  • Thermometer Gag: A gag about how rectal thermometers are unexpected and/or unpleasant.
  • Thong of Shielding: A woman's (or sometimes a man's) butt is shown through a thong.
  • Thumbtack on the Chair: A prank where a thumbtack is put on a person's chair, ensuring that they're in for an unpleasant and painful surprise once they sit down.
  • Toasted Buns: Rear end gets burned by a jetpack.
  • Whoopee Cushion: A prank novelty that is inflated and put into the chair of an unsuspecting person so that when they sit down, it sounds like they farted.