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At some times when a group are sleeping together there is one large character who sleeps while other smaller characters sleep on their bellies. Sometimes it annoys the large character; sometimes they don't mind at all.

Compare to Lap Pillow and Trampoline Tummy. Related to Sleep Cute.


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  • In a Cheerios commercial we see a young boy lying on his father's stomach listening to his heart: "thump thump." Dad keeps his heart healthy by eating Cheerios of course.

    Anime and Manga 
  • My Neighbor Totoro. Mei climbs up on top of Totoro when she finds him, settling on his belly. She briefly wakes him in the process, but the two of them eventually fall asleep together.

    Fan Works 

  • The Jungle Book: Mowgli lies on Baloo the bear's stomach as they're floating in the river, as seen here.
  • The Lion King 1½. Timon is sleeping on Pumbaa's stomach, then Simba joins Timon after having a bad dream.

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    Video Games 
  • Pokémon: Certain Pokedex entries for Snorlax say that if you were to climb on its belly while it sleeps and fall asleep there it won't mind, that is as long as you don't wake it up.

    Western Animation 
  • Animaniacs episodes
    • "Drive Insane" Wakko and Dot lay on Frau Hassenfeffer; Dot even tells her she's comfy.
    • My Friend Rabbit: In the episode "Strange Bee-havior", Rabbit and Mouse sit on Thunder and Edweena's tummies as they figure out a problem.
    • "Hollywoodchuck" Charlton Woodchuck reads a book while lying on a grizzly bear's stomach while shooting a movie.
  • Rocko's Modern Life: In "Bedfellows" Rocko's dog Spunky sleeps on Heffer's stomach while he's sleeping on Rocko's bed.
  • The Simpsons: in the episode "Bart vs. Lisa vs. The Third Grade," Homer gets a satellite dish and he and Bart spend all day and night watching TV. At one point we see Homer passed out on the couch with Bart lying on top of him. Bart gets up and we discover that he has left an ass groove in Homer's belly.

    Real Life 
  • A newborn baby is recommended to be rested on the mother's belly after his/her birth. It's to make the baby relax as he/she is hearing the mother's heartbeat.
  • Pets will sometimes lie on top of their humans.

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