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A man has experienced a sensation that something isn't quite right, and the first order of business is to check that his genitals are still intact before anything else.

Not to be confused with testing whether someone else has testes. Compare Man, I Feel Like a Woman.


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    Comic Books 

    Comic Strips 
  • A MAD cartoon shows the transformation from Bruce Banner into the Incredible Hulk. The Hulk then looks down his pants and appears pleased by what he sees.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Big: Josh wakes up to discover he has aged seventeen years overnight. He doesn't believe it at first and looks to his genitals to confirm it.
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: Harry wakes up in the hospital after a shocking ordeal involving electrical torture (to the groin) lots of shooting, a car chase, and a fall from an overpass. The first thing Harmony asks him if hes alright down there.
  • The Medallion: Jackie Chan's character Eddie has just died. His friend Arthur in the morgue confirming his identity, when suddenly Eddie appears and doesn't believe it when Arthur tells him he's dead. Eddie pulls back the sheet on the stiff and confirms its him because "I know my own thing."
  • True Lies, when Albert "Gib" Gibson (Tom Arnold) is shot at and he hides behind a lamppost, as soon as the gunfire stops he checks out his "package".
  • In Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, after a fembot blows up in his face at the beginning of the movie, Austin moves his hands to his crotch, then faces the camera and announces, "Oh, thank God."
  • Tammy and the T-Rex: Tammy and Byron go to look for a new body for Michael's brain after it was put into the body of a robot T-Rex and his original body is starting to decompose. They go to the morgue to look for a fresh body and comically take down sheets to waist level. Obscurus Lupa comments in her review, "Yes folks, our heroes are judging a dead man's penis."
    Tammy: No way.
    Byron: Oh, c'mon, he's perfect!
    Tammy: Not to me he isn't.
  • The Cobbler: Adam Sandler gains the ability to transform into other people when he wears their shoes. He tries on a woman's heels to make sure this is really happening. One hand down his pants later reveals that it is.
  • In Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, CURE "recruits" an NYPD officer whose patrol car went into the river after a stake-out gone bad. When he wakes in the hospital, after officially being listed dead, one of the CURE operatives says they did some work on him. He checks 'down-there', and is told "Just your face."
  • Once Bebop and Rocksteady mutate into their familiar forms in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, after horsing around for a bit, they both pull out the fronts of their pants and look down, punctuating it with a mutual boast of, "My man!"
  • Discussed in Before Midnight. When discussing the difference between men and women, one character, who's been a nurse for many years, claims that when women wake up from comas, the first thing they do is ask about their families and friends, while every man she's ever seen wake up checks his dick first.

    Jokes 
  • There's a joke about a man who gets in an accident with a Catholic priest. The priest makes the Sign of the Cross upon emerging unharmed, and the other man makes a similar motion. The priest says, "I am glad to see you are also a man of faith." The second man says, "Spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch."

    Live-Action TV 
  • Now and Again: After Michael Weisman is killed by a subway train and his brain transferred into a new body, one of the first things he did was check out his package. The doctor who performed the operation, watching through a two-way mirror, notes that that's always the first thing people do.
  • In the TV movie A Rumor Of War the platoon sergeant (Brian Dennehy) steps on a mine. While being treated by the corpsman he asks the doc if his credentials (genitals) are OK.
  • Done twice in Doctor Who by the Eleventh Doctor, both times rather subtly. The first time he has just regenerated into his new body, and exclaims "I'm a girl!" when he feels how long his hair is. He quickly realizes his mistake, and a keen eye will spot where his hand went next to verify the truth. The second time he has fallen to earth in an "impact suit" that's repairing his body, but had to put it on while falling and has the helmet on backwards. A human asks if that means he will be repaired backwards, and his hand once again takes a quick trip south to make sure everything's fine.
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    Western Animation 
  • Futurama: In "Neutopia", Fry gets hit in the crotch, but it doesn't hurt. He checks and immediately notices the problem.


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