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Camilo couldn't take it, and vomited over the side of the ship. Just hearing what was happening behind them was too much for his stomach.

Vomit in television often has a surprising knack for avoiding the camera, usually from either actors running off-screen to be sick, the scene cutting away to something else spewing (like a burst pipe), or the character just dropping off camera when they double over. The Vomiting Cop usually exhibits this behavior.

Often done as a way of Getting Crap Past the Radar, although ironically The Hays Code that was in effect for Hollywood movies between 1934 and 1968 made no mention of vomiting or any other bodily functions. This was primarily because the censors took it for granted that filmmakers themselves found bodily fluids so disgusting that they wouldn't want to put them in their movies. Well, some of these filmmakers did want that...

There is a scientifically-explainable reason why vomiting usually isn't shown on-screen in media. Human evolution resulted in nausea being about as contagious as yawning is, as back during the hunter-gatherer days, it was very likely that any poisonous material that someone ate was also eaten by other members of their group. Thus, seeing someone throw up will result in one instinctively feeling nauseous as well; consequently, vomiting is considered one of the most universally reviled natural actions to bear witness to, explaining its frequent on-screen absence.

Invert it with Vomit Indiscretion Shot, when the gory details of vomiting are explicit.


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  • In this PSA about eating disorders, Hansel and Gretel find the witch's house and help themselves to the sweets. Gretel happily eats a slice of cake, but throws it up off-screen after imagining her parents telling her not to eat too much or she'll get fat.

    Anime & Manga 
  • Dragon Ball Z:
    • Gohan punches Cell in the stomach so hard that Cell literally vomits Android 18 out of his body.
    • In the original, Master Roshi vomits out the window offscreen when he finds out that he was watching a man undress through his spy camera.
  • Elfen Lied: Episode 9 has Lucy vomiting because of the stress from everything that's happened thus far and from finding out that Kouta lied to her.
  • Ah! My Goddess—Flights of Fancy. In Episode 2, outside of his home, Keiichi finds a very drunk Sayoko, who then tackles him. Before she could say anything further, she become blue in the face, then a cut of a long distance shot of the temple... followed by Keiichi screaming and Sayoko retching.
    • In Episode 4, at a Christmas party she was holding on her estate, Sayoko tries to get Belldandy drunk... with enough booze to make even the strongest Hard-Drinking Party Girl keel over with alcohol poisoning! Sadly, Sayoko finds out the hard way that Belldandy Never Gets Drunk, and then cracks open a bottle of Spirytus, the world's most potent liquor that is "192 proof, 96% alcohol by volume". One whiff of it sends the drunk broad backwards onto her brother, Aoshima. Before she spews all over him and his tuxedo, a quick shot of the outside where the Christmas tree is seen... and Aoshima is heard screaming in the distance.
  • Azumanga Daioh spoofs this by cutting to random shot of the show's logo (said screen also features Chiyo-chan and her dog) during the actual act.
  • School Rumble: A picture of a cat is shown when Tenma gets seasick during a rough storm in "Southern Rainbow 2-C!"
  • Subverted in My-HiME, episode 7: After a night on the town with Nurse Yoko, a very toasted Midori stumbles into a potential fight between Nao (who was just caught using her Child for selfish purposes) and Natsuki. Just after she draws her weapon, she barfs all over Nao. Cut to a scene of the city skyline (and Nao's screams) and Nagi walking into the conflict. When the scene is shown again, the ground around Midori is dotted in technicolor vomit.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann creatively deals with this, when Simon is overcome by emotionally-charged nausea in a fight during his nervous breakdown over Kamina's death, by giving us a closeup on his face until the crucial moment and then cutting to an outside shot of Spiral Energy spewing from Lagann's mouth due to backflow. Later, after Lagann has gone berserk, run off, and ejected him into the rain, he is seen sprawled on the ground, coughing up the last of it. (Is it any wonder that Lagann ended up on the junk heap not long after? Not a fun cleanup job for Leeron.)
  • In Higurashi: When They Cry episode 17, Shion can be heard vomiting into the toilet, and we cut to her slumped over it. Considering that she had recently been tortured by having three of her fingernails torn out/off, her reaction was understandable.
  • Pretty Sammy: This happens to Mihoshi in episode 2 of the OVA, after Chihiro, who was going through severe karaoke withdrawals (don't ask), kicks her in the stomach. Before she vomits, it cuts to the next scene.
  • Cromartie High School: In the opening credits, Takenouchi has one of these. When vomiting on a bus, instead of his lunch coming out we get a miniature Kamiyama instead.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist to an extent when Edward is digging up his supposed mother that he and his brother transmuted back to life five years ago. The attempt failed obviously, and Ed has to go check if the result really was his mother. Turns out it wasn't. Note that he vomited before digging it up, either the idea of it got to him, or he worked himself sick digging in the rain.
  • When Spirit in Soul Eater is asked by his daughter Maka to spend a Saturday together (which was really because she lost a bet) he gets so over-excited that he starts vomiting, but it's censored by a big circle with a skull on it. Oddly, this made it look worse because the position of the circle (between his legs while he's facing away) makes it look like he's flashing his own daughter.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion:
    • Maya does this twice in the anime, during Unit 01's destruction of Bardiel and when Unit 01 starts eating Zeruel, and again in End of Evangelion, when Unit 02 is being torn apart.
    • A downplayed version happens in Episode 15, where a short cutaway sees Misato throwing up in an alley after drinking too much. Her and Kaji are rendered in silhouette and seen from a distance as it happens.
  • Bleach: Happens to Loly in the manga, after Grimmjow kicks her in the stomach. And right before he kills Menoly, then rips off one of Loly's legs.
  • Happens a few times during the course of Fruits Basket. Once while Tohru is chasing after transformed Kyo, the smell of his monstrous flesh forcing her to vomit, and another notable time in one of the last dozen or so chapters, where Kyo, on his way back from talking to his crazy father, he lets loose while coincidentally walking past Hiro and Kisa. He claims it's because he let so much out of the tank just a few minutes prior. The author plays with this, censoring out the area he would vomit in a Bishie Sparkle cloud and the words "Censored for the audience." In the anime (or at least the English dub), the shot of Tohru vomiting is so discreet, it's not hard for the viewer to think she's just crying really hard.
  • Black Butler:
    • Ciel in episode 5 of the second season after being swarmed with forgotten memories.
    • As well as episode 5 of the first anime, after seeing the mangled corpse of the prostitute that Madam Red and Grell as Jack the Ripper murdered. Does not apply to the manga, however.
  • Future GPX Cyber Formula Double-One:
    • This happens to Hayato after he drove recklessly in a test drive with his new Super Asurada AKF-11.
    • In EP 9 the TV series, Asuka gets seasick and she throws up over the side of the ship.
  • Full Moon: It is hinted that Mitsuki and Wakaouji get sick off screen from Ooshige's bad miso soup. In episode 48, Takuto turns his back to the camera and retches off-screen after Mitsuki gives him an energy drink to help him feel better — ironically.
  • In Pokémon Adventures, Ruby and his Skitty are both seen hurling over the side of the boat during the "Vs. Crawdaunt" story.
  • Ouran High School Host Club: In episode 8, Haruhi throws up in a sink after eating rich lobster. We see her say she'll throw up, then cut to her rinsing her mouth out complaining what a waste it was.
  • When Haruka of Kotoura-san had a Heroic BSoD after knowing what Hiyori thinks in Episode 2, she covers her mouth as the screen turns dark to hide the horror, a student exclaims with understandably surprised disgust.
  • A variation is used in the anime of No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!, episode 2. Tomoko is seen vomiting with a Censor Box used to cover it.
  • In March Comes in Like a Lion, Rei only barely throws up his alcohol off-panel during his flashback of his first meeting with Akari.
  • Happens frequently in Tokyo Ghoul, since any human food the titular Ghouls consume must be vomited up to prevent illness. The first episode has an extended sequence of these, as newly Half-Ghoul Kaneki attempts to eat everything in his apartment and gets sick with every attempt.
  • In You Are Being Summoned, Azazel, Episode 4, Azazel ducks his head below the camera and throws up when he finds out he accidentally ate goat dung.
  • Yuki Yuna is a Hero:
    • Played for Laughs with Karin when she gets sick gorging on health foods in front of her friends.
    • Togo is heard retching and is then shown wiping her mouth after witnessing the true state of the world outside of the Shinju's barrier.
  • My Hero Academia: After overexerting her powers to save Midoriya, Uraraka leans her head down just out of frame in order to throw up. We know she's not just gagging because it's highlighted with rainbows and sparkles! Later on, she's shown trying to hold back again while Iida nervously fusses over her. This technique is used again in an anime-only episode in season 5, again after she overused her powers while on a mission.
    • Although some fans joke that, with how sweet she is, that she actually is puking rainbows.
  • In Sword Art Online, when Shino runs off to puke during her panic attack in Season 2 Episode 3, the camera doesn't follow her.
  • In Episode 1 of The Lost Village, this happens when Masaki gets carsick and throws up on the bus driver.
  • In Code Geass, Lelouch vomits after thinking of how he killed his half brother Clovis, and immediately goes to a bathroom.
  • Honey and Clover: Yamada vomits into a toilet during a night of heavy drinking, eating, and sobbing, while Nomiya holds her hair back in Season 1's Episode 19/Chapter 35.
  • Oishinbo: This happens when Yuko gets seasick in the first episode.
  • Eureka Seven has its protagonist Renton Thurston throw up offscreen when he first discovers that there are humans in those mechanized suits he's been slicing in half with reckless abandon. A Dead-Hand Shot does the trick and for extra Fridge Horror, there's a ring on one of the fingers.
  • Haikyuu!!: Hinata does it in episode 5 during a bus ride with the Karasuno volleyball team. He accidentally pukes on his teammate Tanaka's lap because he can't open the window in time. The vomiting itself is not shown but we see a white-colored patch on Tanaka's pants.
    • It also happens at the end of episode 3 (in the gym) but we only hear the other characters' reactions. Nothing is actually shown.
    • OVA 2 has Hinata vomiting after he and Kageyama arrive at the training camp in Tokyo, presumably due to Saeko's driving.
  • Trigun In episode 7 Vash vomits off the side of a steam ship after a night of drinking too much.
    • In "Trigun: Badlands Rumble" Amelia throws up on Vash after he carried her out of a bar brawl. The camera cut up to a view of the sky.
  • In Pokémon XY, in the episode Adventures in Running Errands! this is heavily implied in the final To Be Continued cutaway when Clemont's Chespin eats too much and is rushed into the back of the Pokémon Center.
  • Vinland Saga: Ironically for someone who strives to sail the world, Gudrid spends her first trip aboard Thorfinn's ship getting horribly seasick off the railing and having to be persuaded to take the Foul Medicine for it.
  • Onoda from Yowamushi Pedal gets motion sick on a bus ride with his teammates from his high school cycling club and is shown puking on the side of the road multiple times. No puke is actually shown.
  • Zombie Land Saga: In Revenge, Yugiri tries to comfort a drunken and morose Kotaro as he pukes his guts out over a low wall.
  • Bocchi the Rock!: After their audition goes well and they start to celebrate, Bocchi takes a moment to run to the side and throw up, at which point the screen shifts to stock live-action footage of several running dams to signify what's happening.

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    Comic Books 
  • Amelia Rules!: The titular character's legendary "Sneeze Barf Incident." All you see are reaction-shots of disgust, and it's enough.
  • Rachel's Stress Vomit in Animorphs: The Visitor after the shrew incident is shown from above with her head obscuring the toilet.
  • In Avengers: The Children's Crusade, Speed uses his powers to vibrate Billy and Teddy's molecules to phase them through a wall. On the other side Billy complains "I'm d-d-definitely going to be s-s-sick." In the very next panel we see him turning towards the rest of his team and talking to them... with the tiniest bit of puke hanging off the corner of his mouth.
  • Superman:
    • In the Legion of Super-Heroes comic book adaption of the animated series, the Legion were returning from Rawl and a running gag had new recruit Timber Wolf experiencing space-sickness that at first started as nausea until Brainiac 5 made the suggestion that Timber Wolf should be let off the ship. Just in time too as he threw up (we don't see anything, fortunately just his head ducking down and a green 'BLAAARGH' sound effect) as Saturn Girl and Superman showed up to see how he was.
    • Superboy (1994): Superboy is deeply unsettled when he and the police discover Nanaue's mother Kaikea with a shoddily bandaged recently amputated arm, and then has to quickly go outside to upchuck his latest meal upon realizing that she fed her arm to her son. He is shown leaving the room and is next seen wiping his mouth.
    • Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow: Realizing Kara has woken up with a hangover, Ruthye hands out a bucket. All the panel shows as she is throwing up is her body hunched over the bucket.
  • After Dani kissed Curtis during their "date" in "A Corpse in My Bed" from Creature Feature, Curtis looks rather Green Around the Gills. He then excuses himself and takes the bucket with him. While we never see what happened to him, but the next scene afterwards leaves the audience to think.
  • In a Street Fighter comic, Sakura pukes after competing in a hot dog eating contest, but the audience is only shown the disgusted reactions of Kei and her other friends.
  • The Ultimates: Good thing that Iron Man has a mask, so nobody saw him vomit when he dragged the spaceship off-course to avoid the city.
  • Wonder Woman (1987): After Kon-El is returned to normal after having been turned into an armadillo by Circe he excuses himself to vomit with the explanation that armadillos will eat anything.
  • The Powerpuff Girls: In "Absolutely Absorbing" (DC issue #41), a humongous gelatinous monster has absorbed everything into its being, even the girls. To combat it from within, the girls channel nice thoughts to make the monster do nice things. Realizing he's being manipulated, the monster puts its finger down its throat and vomits out everything and everyone he absorbed (the expulsion being shown in a panel absent of the monster).

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    Fan Works 
  • Code Geass: Paladins of Voltron: A running gag Shirley inherited from Hunk.
  • In the Facing the Future Series, this is portrayed as everyone stops what they're doing and look on in disgust.
  • The Pieces Lie Where They Fell: Wind Breaker starts retching once he realizes he just ate someone's eyeball, but the focus is on Rex for the next few lines.
  • Ask Her Lustrousness, Yellow Diamond: One scene has Blue Diamond eating a donut—without shapeshifting a digestive system whatsoever. Amethyst later whispering to her how to do so turns out to be far too squicky for her to handle.
  • In My Huntsman Academia, Coco pukes constantly after throwing back one too many drinks on the Long Night while suffering from a hangover. The story stops short of actually describing the act.
  • A Prize for Three Empires: Back during her CIA spy days, Carol Danvers felt the urge to vomit after killing an enemy spy, but she waited until she was in private to carry out the act.
  • The Pokémon Squad loves this trope, especially when characters witness a Fan Disservice scene with Ash. Ash himself has been on the victim end of this trope a couple of times (though he more often experiences another trope), and in "Unnamed Island Idol", June has proven that Ash's terrible singing can nauseate her.
  • Muse Hysteria: Riku ended up vomiting off-screen at the end of Act Two after accidentally swallowing the "juices" inside the Slamwitch in Count 11.
  • X-Men: The Early Years: In "Boy Scouts, Sex, and Other Mysterious Things", Jean Grey feels the need to throw up after drinking too much, so she runs into the woods.
    "Every time I think about looking into your eyes, I..." She suddenly turned a very green color. "I need to throw up," she said, stumbling out of his arms and into the woods.
  • In the eleventh chapter of Kara of Rokyn's arc "Last Waltz with Luthor", Steve Lombard looks sick as riding in a super-fast flying car. He's given a paper bag and the narration notes he "makes use of it".
    With that, the Whiz Wagon rose a hundred feet inside of ten seconds, then shot forward like a comet.
    Steve Lombard looked green. Gabby pulled out a paper bag from a slot. "Use this," he said.
    Lombard did.
  • The Bolt Chronicles: Happens to Bolt a few times, with the descriptions not being graphic.
    • In “The Wind,” Bolt tells Rhino he vomited on his girlfriend Mary after eating raw bread dough. Referenced only, not directly depicted.
      Bolt: Though I can't imagine she much liked me throwing up on her, either.
    • In “The Coffee Shop,” Penny says she'll have to induce vomiting on Bolt so he can clear leftover coffee from his stomach. Earlier, Joe says the dog threw up in his car twice on the way over to the veterinary clinic. Referenced only in both cases, not directly depicted.
      Penny: What am I gonna do with you, you little scamp? Oh well, first things first. Gotta make you throw up again, see if there’s any remaining coffee we can clear from your stomach.
      Joe: Poor little guy threw up in my car on the way over here. Twice, actually. I don't know what got into him, but it's definitely trying to get back out again.
    • In “The Box,” Bolt says he has had trouble keeping food down lately because of extreme stress. Referenced only, not directly depicted.
      Bolt: Hope the sandwich stays down, though. Been vomiting up food about half the time nowadays.
  • In the Junior Officers chapter "The Swell Shark", the perspective flips away from Shellington just before he throws up.
  • Ma Fille: This is what ultimately seals Chaton Cheri's victory against Aran Ryan; the narration activates Relax-o-Vision featuring Kirby, Lip, and Pikachu playing hopscotch to cover it up.
  • When an unconscious Hiccup screams when his leg gets amputated in Dragons, Butterflies, And Who Knows What Else?, Camilo vomits over the side of the boat.

    Films — Animation 
  • In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Earl hugs his son Cal, who just woke up from a food coma (brought on by too much junk food), and Cal vomits down his dad's back, which is hidden from the camera by Earl's head.
    • It's easy to miss, but you can actually see a little bit of vomit still on Cal's lips when his face comes back into view. Disgustingly, some of it smears onto Earl's lips after he kisses him.
  • In Toy Story, Rex averts his face and makes retching noises when seeing Buzz's severed arm. Despite Rex being a toy dinosaur who lacks a stomach, Pixar has confirmed he was actually throwing up.
  • A Goofy Movie: When Goofy lets Max picks the stops on the road trip, one involves a roller coaster. We see Goofy turn green and lean over the side of the coaster car... Cut to him walking out of the men's room. And of course, Max immediately offers him a plate of greasy carnival food which makes him rush right back in.
  • In Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Milo is shown ducking below the camera to puke off the side of a ship. Even though about half of the movie takes place in or on water, his sea-sickness is never mentioned again.
    Milo: (in Whitmore's mansion) I'm so excited, I can't even hold it in! (Cut to barfing off the ship) Carrots... why is it always carrots? I didn't even eat carrots.
  • Linguini, in the movie Ratatouille, hurls out a window after he takes a sip of his own soup. We see Colette's cheeks swell when she first views the rats doing the prep and cooking but she is held by Remy before running outside. Her cheeks are magically empty without spitting (how? guess!).
  • In The Rugrats Movie during the song "Yo Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Yum" as they sail down the river in the Reptar wagon Chuckie leans over the edge to vomit several times.
  • Kira in Rugrats Go Wild! when she was seasick.
  • In A Flintstones Christmas Carol, a stomach flu called the Bedrock Bug got everyone in the play of A Christmas Carol, including the wardrobe man, Garnet, who plays The Ghost of Christmas Past, Maggie, who plays Belle, the love interest of Scrooge, one of the men who plays one of the fundraisers, and no it's not Joe Rockhead, Philo Quartz, officer, friend of Fred and The Ghost of Christmas Future, and Fred Flintstone, at the very end of the movie.
  • In The Little Mermaid (1989), Grimsley gets seasick and leans over the railing to vomit in the beginning of the film.
  • In Mars Needs Moms, Milo doesn't want to eat the broccoli his mom gave him, so he tries do a Discreet Dining Disposal by feeding it to his cat. The cat later pukes in out behind a potted plant so it can't be seen by the viewer, though his mom sees it and grounds him.
  • In Ratchet & Clank, near the end of the film Ratchet and Qwark get sick from the gravity they had to fight on the Deplanitizer causing Ratchet to vomit first and Qwark to vomit second. The vomit was on the floor off screen.
  • Marlin in Finding Dory nearly vomits on Crush the turtle's shell while surfing a sea current, but manages to keep it down until exiting the current with Nemo and Dory. No vomiting is seen or heard; a brief dialogue between Marlin and Squirt implies that Marlin vomited during a brief moment while ducking offscreen.
    Squirt: Good luck feeding the fishes!
    Marlin: Too late. Already fed.
  • An American Tail: Three mice aboard the ship to America are shown getting seasick.
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie: While Mario trains on Peach's obstacle course, he has to consume a Super Mushroom each time before trying again, despite the fact that he can't stand mushrooms. During the Training Montage, Mario is shown puking over the balcony... causing him to power down to normal size.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Blood Pi: Whenever someone vomits in the movie, it's either shot from behind, or in one case, obscured by the toilet the guy was puking into.
  • Mr. Green in Clue (The Movie). Vomit Line: "And monkey's brains, while popular in Cantonese cuisine, are not often to be found in Washington, DC." "Is that what we ate?"
  • Animal House uses this to great comedic effect after several of the prominent Delta house members (Bluto, D-Day, etc.) have been informed that they've been expelled from Faber (something Dean Wormer has made the local draft boards well aware of.) Faced with this charming combination, Flounder starts having a panic attack that culminates in him throwing up in front of on Wormer. However, when Flounder starts to retch, we cut to the secretary at her desk, who glances up at that strange splashing noise. Vomit Line: "Out with it!" (Well, he did ask...)
    • Later:
    Flounder: I can't believe I threw up in front of Dean Wormer.
    Eric: Face it, Kent [Flounder's real first name]. You threw up on Dean Wormer.
    • Strangely, this film has no problem with showing a close-up of horse poop, which is arguably only slightly less disgusting.
  • Love and Honor does this twice in a row, yet almost elegantly: When he receives a warning that there's poison in his food, the lord immediately sticks a finger down his throat and then, following the clerk, the camera pans to the food taster collapsed and gagging and then into the kitchen to the horrified cooks.
  • Heathers uses the "drop below screen" version when Veronica throws up at a Wild Teen Party after drinking too much.
    • Partially averted. As soon as she lifts her head after vomiting, you can clearly see chyme running down her chin.
  • Ramona and Beezus has one when Ramona gets sick.
  • In Tinker Bell And The Great Fairy Rescue, when Tink's friends make a boat to find her, Clank feels woozy and when Fawn announced they were going over a waterfall, it shows Clank leaning over the boat. He does this two more times.
  • In Men in Black II, Serleena, who is currently walking around in nothing but a bra and panties, devours a guy who accosted her with a knife. However, after she ate him she wound up with a massive gut so she hides behind a bush and barfs him up and steals his clothes, which for some reason fit her.
  • In How To Eat Fried Worms, the kids end up doing this a total of three times.
  • In Almost Famous this happens to the main character after their plane nearly crashes. He does it into a nearby trashcan.
  • Subverted in Barton Fink; after seeing Audrey's body, Charlie goes to the bathroom to throw up. However, when he comes back, he has something a little too thick to be saliva hanging from his chin.
  • Razor in Flight of the Intruder is considerate enough to ask before hurling in the back of a taxi: Hey, you got room in there for a six-pack and a pizza?
  • Pacific Rim. A scientist suffers from an attack of nausea after Mind Melding with a kaiju brain, so he staggers to a conveniently nearby toilet and throws up. Played for Laughs in that the toilet was lying in the rubble left by the kaiju's rampage unconnected to any plumbing, so there was no reason to vomit there as opposed to anywhere else.
  • Averted in Serenity, when, just after learning the Federation was responsible for the creation of the Reavers, River vomits (albeit slightly) to the side. When her brother attends to her, she tells him "I'm alright," and she means that, now the secret that she didn't even know she carried is out, her mind is finally able to deal with it.
  • Elysium: The remaining shots of Max throwing up aren't shown directly, as he pukes in a toilet and the camera's from behind.
  • Happens in Braindead when Mrs. Matherson sees Lionel's mostly zombified mother eat her own ear after it fell into her custard.
  • Only Stwpd Cowz Txt N Drive: This driver safety Public Service Announcement, infamous for a graphic four-minute crash scene (which results from one of the girls texting while driving on a highway), had some comedic moments prior to the crash scene. One of them was where the trope kicks in: Not long before the girls take off work to go on their day-long adventure (which ends tragically), they are asked to clean up a customer's vomit. One of the girls gets sick at the sight of the mess and begins to gag; her vomiting is heard on camera but is out of the viewer's sight.
  • Harry Potter: In the movie adaption of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Cormac McLaggen vomits below the camera shot (and onto Snape's shoes, earning him a month's detention) after eating something made of dragon meat. Harry told him it was made from dragon balls. Cue McLaggen bending forward and letting loose.
  • In Battle Royale in the movie adaptation the protagonists vomits in the toilet after coming home to see his dad has committed suicide.
  • In Burlesque Tess finds one of the dancers in the bathroom stall throwing up. She tells her, "Please don't tell me you have the flu." The dancer gives Tess a meaningful look, after which Tess says, "Please tell me you have the flu."
  • In A Girl Named Sooner, Sooner gets sick on the Ferris Wheel, but conveniently does it over the back of the gondola so the audience doesn't see.
  • In Twilight Bella discovers she's pregnant and runs to the toilet to vomit.
  • In Fever Pitch Lindsey gets food poisoning and runs to the bathroom to vomit when her date Ben comes over.
  • In Red Eye, when she gets a moment alone, this is part of Lisa Reisert's reaction to being boxed into arranging for someone else's murder at the risk of her father's life, especially judging by how she's briefly shown rinsing her mouth out afterward.
  • In Death Wish the protagonist vomits in the toilet in the bathroom of his apartment room after killing a mugger who attacked him. It's his first-ever kill.
  • Justin Timberlake's Establishing Character Moment in Black Snake Moan is him vomiting into a toilet, showcasing his crippling anxiety.
  • In Jurassic Park Timmy mentions having vomited while trapped inside a falling Jeep. While the exact spot he would've vomited onto is probably onscreen, the scene's dim lighting obscures it from view.
  • The Naked Gun 33 1/3 has, after Frank experiences an Unsettling Gender-Reveal at the Oscars backstage, him rushing to the stage and...
    Olympia Dukakis: What's that?
    James Earl Jones: It looks like Phil Donahue throwing up into a tuba.
  • In Birdbox Marlorie throws up in the toilet due to morning sickness sometime before the apocalypse.
  • In Ocean's 8 Daphne throws up in the toilet after having her food tampered with by Lou.
  • UHF: Bobbo the Clown (Bob) runs off to vomit after Uncle Nutzy (George) accidentally feeds him liver-and-tuna flavored dog treats (...with just a hint of cheese!) during filming. The camera then fixes on a close-up of Uncle Nutzy, who continues with the take while Bobbo can be heard retching off-camera.
  • Mister Roberts: During his comedic Villainous Breakdown, the Captain works himself into such a lather he starts ralfing into a garbage can; the viewer and the rest of the crew learn this from the guy gleefully watching the scene through a porthole.
    "Whoops! There he goes again!"
  • In Remember the Titans Head coach Herman Boone throws up in a trashcan due to nervousness before the big game.
  • In Blooded, Eve turns away from the camera to throw up when Ben is gralloching the stag. (This makes perfect sense as this is a reenactment for the documentary rather than the actual event.)
  • Wolves: Cayden, after realising what Connor and his pack were eating.
  • John Doe: Vigilante: When one of the S4D members is shown other members cutting out a lawyer's tongue, he doubles over with his head dropping out of frame, followed by the sound of him retching. His guide concludes he is too weak to join their number.
  • Ben Coogan's last act in S.O.B. is to throw up over the side of the boat.
  • The Funhouse Massacre: Deputy Doyle ducks down below the camera twice to chirp his chips after seeing Howard "The Taxidermist" Harris get shot and killed.
  • In Chungking Express, the first protagonist we're introduced to has been spending the entire month of April buying cans of pineapples with an expiration date of May 1. Come May, he eats all of them in one sitting, and vomits soon thereafter.
  • Winterskin: In one apparent Flashback sequence, when Pete, Chuck, and Old Tin Ruth are investigating the murder at John Carver's house, one of them sees the carnage, and runs back outside the house to vomit. The sound of his puking can be heard.
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: After Strange and Chavez cycle through countless universes and land on a rooftop in Earth-838, Chavez expresses surprise that Strange hasn't puked. Strange retorts that he's seen weirder stuff. Just as he is about to discuss the Earth that they landed in, he vomits down a chimney.
  • Marta from Knives Out Cannot Tell a Lie to the extreme, as it makes her vomit. Soon after this is revealed, she's rushing to get a vase to throw up into. A second time she only uses Exact Words omitting potentially dangerous implications, she's dry heaving in a toilet.
  • Masquerade (2021): When the female burglar vomits into a toilet, this is shown from a side angle.

  • In the Warrior Cats book Rising Storm, Fireheart and Cinderpelt are helping a pair of very sick cats. They bring them food, and after a little bit, the two ill cats stumble away into the bushes, and Fireheart can hear them vomiting.
  • Happens twice in the Redwall series, to Dingeye and Thura in Salamandastron and Fleetscut in Lord Brocktree, both times as a result of overeating and having to be forced into taking "fizzick" ("physick").
  • Black Tide Rising: In Strands of Sorrow, Faith goes to town on a horde of zombies in an M-1 Abrams tank equipped with M1028 rounds (canister rounds, think "120mm shotgun") that's shooting and running over many thousands of zombies. At "The Hole", the secure military facility outside of Omaha where the acting President is located, where they're watching the video take from an orbiting helicopter with a camera, it's said that the air carries "a very distinctive odor of vomit", and the acting president is shown lowering a waste basket, with the context of having just used it to catch his own vomit.
  • Unique variant: While Griffin from H. G. Wells's The Invisible Man never actually pukes, the fact that his food remains visible until fully digested is a plot point. However, there's never any description of what this looks like, even from Kemp who watched the man invisibly eating and smoking, and does explicitly describe the latter.
  • The Hunger Games: In Catching Fire, the camera is too far away in the training center to show the District 5 male tribute vomiting.
  • Loser (2002) has Zinkoff vomiting in just about every container as his mom taught him to due to a birth defect in his stomach (Which later gets fixed) which includes his father's mailbag!
  • In The Girl from the Miracles District, when Robin gets seasick, he manages to get into the bathroom before Nikita (who's the narrator) can see him vomit.
  • In Broken Harbour by Tana French, a young cop leaves the room when the body of a little girl is dissected. The protagonist, who is more experienced, tries to save his reputation by saying that he's been working for hours, implying that he may just have needed to pee.
  • In The Mouse Watch, when Jarvis and Bernie finish their ten-minute cross-country ride on the S.W.I.S.S. train, the first thing Jarvis does when he gets off is react to the ludicrous speed by throwing up in the station.
  • In Sick Simon, Simon throwing up out the bus window is obscured by the window being drawn opaque.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Kids' shows are even more unlikely than TV for adults to show the act of vomiting.
  • ''ALF, in the episode "Tequila", features the title character doing this after suffering a hangover, after unintentionally drinking with Kate's friend, who, because of her alcoholism, thinks ALF is her imaginary friend.
    • Horrible Histories, for example, has a sketch all about a bunch of pirates who actually escaped capture because they had stolen a herd of cows, and their ship was so disgusting that the Navy couldn't bear to take it... but the sketch cuts away from them vomiting and then back to show their clothes covered with it.
    • Even Dick & Dom in da Bungalow, which featured tasteful games like "Make Dick Sick" (and once or twice was gross enough to make a contestant actually throw up) was careful to cut away from the act.
  • A part of most eating tasks on The Amazing Race. Occasionally a Vomit Indiscretion Shot (or, at times, as close as it could get without trying to cram the cameraman into the bathroom stall with the racer).
  • Angel: In "I Will Remember You", Angel does this once, while temporarily human. He throws up off-camera at the sight/smell of a demon's gory victim, then explains to Doyle: "It's the blood."
  • In The A-Team episode "Bad Time on the Border", Face gets seasick. After some time, he stumbles out of the bathroom in response to B.A.'s demands that he stop hogging it. He stays out long enough to have a little banter with Hannibal and then retches, stumbles back in, and closes the door.
  • In the Blackadder II episode "Beer", a character runs into the room and vomits into the fireplace. The man has his back to the camera so we don't see the vomit. At least, that was the intention; it turned out the angle was not perfect for this and it's obvious that the actor is not really vomiting at all.
  • A particularly nasty one in "The National Anthem", the first episode of Black Mirror, immediately after the Prime Minister is forced to engage in bestiality to save the life of a much-loved member of the Royal family. The sound effects are stomach-turning.
  • The Brittas Empire: The first time we see Helen in “Shall We Dance?”, she’s walking into the leisure centre covered in vomit and baby food (from children puking at her off-screen) after a family trip to Cornwall.
  • The Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "The Body" straddles the line. Buffy throws up shortly after finding her mother's dead body, ducking out of camera range, but then she puts a paper towel over it and we get a quite disgusting close-up of the vomit being absorbed.
  • Charmed:
    • The episode "Hyde School Reunion" opens with Piper flushing the toilet, exiting the bathroom, and saying "I don't remember having morning sickness this bad with Wyatt." A few minutes later, there is the sound of her stomach gurgling, and she grabs her belly and runs to the bathroom.
    • A variation of this trope is used in "The Eyes Have It." While in the hospital, Piper's morning sickness gets the better of her, and she quite clearly throws up in her mouth.
    • In "Sam I Am," the camera pans up to Paige's face just as the charge she was sent to track down throws up on her shoes. What a way to meet her father.
  • Parodied on The Colbert Report when Stephen, who has just broken his wrist, sees a clip of The Departed in which a man's wrist cast is smashed with a hammer. Cut back to the desk where Stephen is throwing up into a vase he's holding behind his desk, his face hidden by the flowers; when he puts the vase down we see that it is a. transparent and b. completely vomit-free.
  • CSI: NY:
    • Just before Lindsay reveals her first pregnancy to Danny, they're in the locker area. She runs into the ladies' room and Danny hears her vomiting off screen.
    • During Flack's AWOL period, his former C.I. Terrence Davis rescues him from a fate worse than the brutal beatdown he's just experienced on the subway. When they arrive at Terrence's apartment, Flack is heard throwing up in the bathroom.
  • Doctor Who: In "Kerblam!", Judy Maddox looks like she wants to throw up when the Doctor finds a vat full of the liquefied remains of the missing employees, but doesn't do so on camera.
  • Downton Abbey: When Mary is caring for an injured, drugged, and distraught Matthew. He's shocked that the rather selfish Mary would want to be around him when he's " crippled, impotent, and stinking of sick."
  • Dragnet: Officer Bill Gannon, Sgt. Friday's partner during the 1960s revival, has been on the force for more than 20 years, and has been portrayed as having Seen It All. Yet, the sight of a baby drowned in a bathtub (because of her parents being too stoned to notice and distracted on getting even higher) in the episode "The Big High" is too much for Gannon to take, and rushes out of the bathroom to find a sink to relieve himself (off-screen).
  • Empire: In "Time Shall Unfold," Anika Calhoun vomits in the toilet as a result from morning sickness from being pregnant.
  • ER: On a show that otherwise loved its Indiscretion Shots it also had several of the discreet variety, usually involving the medical staff. Notable examples include Carter's leaning over the ambulance-bay trash can in the pilot, and Weaver quietly excusing herself from a mass-casualty involving burned sweatshop workers.
  • EretzNehederet: A running gag on the sixth season, there was a series of skits titled "Mai's Blog," consisting almost entirely of the vain teenage girl Mai's vlog entries, featuring two of her close friends. A running gag in those skits would include Mai mocking one of said friends for being allegedly fat (she is played by a grown man, but he certainly isn't fat; Mai is played by a grown woman with a waist slimmer than his), followed by said friend saying, "Excuse me for a sec," and vomiting aloud into a paper bag.

    In the last episode of the season and the final skit in the series, Mai had to see her much dreamed of prom dwindling in front of her eyes (she lost the title of prom queen to her worst enemy, said worst enemy got together with the boy she was into, and her own mother took a very unpopular boy's virginity). When vomit-girl asked her how she felt, Mai went overboard and said something to the effect of, "Just imagine all the hamburgers, all the pizzas, all the shawarmas and lafot you've ever gobbled down just came up against you!" The result? A huge amount of vomit just gooshing out and utterly destroying her prom dress.
  • In Fawlty Towers, the Vomit Discretion Shot is so discreet it's confusing. In "Gourmet Night", Basil is asking inebriated chef Kurt how to prepare the mullet ("do we fry it? Just go 'ungh'"). We barely see Kurt's head move, the camera cuts to Sybil, while the audience howls with disgust. According to the director's DVD Commentary, Kurt vomited on the plate, but The BBC wouldn't even let them show enough to properly suggest it.
  • The "Fear Factor Chuck Bucket". In a Behind The Scenes special, it was noted that the show was specifically not allowed to show someone vomiting on camera.
  • Firefly: in "Ariel", Simon and River take a drug that will make them appear dead so that they can be snuck into an Alliance hospital. When they're given the antidote and wake up, River just sits up gracefully, but Simon doesn't fare as well. The camera shows him hunched over on his stretcher, coughing violently, then moves up to show Jayne's face as he vomits. And as soon as Jayne comments that River seems to be doing fine, cue her violent off-screen retching and splashing.
  • An episode of Good Luck Charlie has Charlie get sick off bad fishsticks as Teddy uses her in a book report presentation to her class. Teddy's best friend likewise gets sick. The former is offscreen, but the latter is onscreen, just using a handy container to vomit into. This triggers a chain reaction of everybody in the class barfing into their backpack, hat, hood, etc.
  • Growing Pains: In one episode, Mike's buddy Boner gives a highly offensive report in a public speaking class about female anatomy. So offensive (the report included a poster of a bikini-clad model) that, at the end of the report, one of the girls is seen holding her mouth while she rushes out of the classroom.
  • In the Henry Danger episode "Sick and Wired", at the end while arguing with Ray, Henry bends over out of camera range to throw up on Ray's shoes.
  • On Heroes, Mohinder staggers outside and doubles over puking, partially obscured by the front of his car, when he discovers the mutilated corpse of Dale, after Sylar kills her and steals her Super Hearing.
  • iCarly: Nora Dershlit vomits in her fireplace out of excitement that the iCarly gang came to her failing party.
  • On The Inside Man, after main character Mark Shepherd is offered a full-time position with Kromocom, he races to the bathroom where a shot of the stall is shown as he is heard retching inside. This is because he is The Mole but is beginning to have doubts about his assignment.
  • Interview with the Vampire (2022): In the second episode, the newly fledged vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac vomits off-screen because, as Lestat de Lioncourt explains, his body is confused because he's dying as a human while simultaneously transitioning into a vampiric state.
  • It's Okay to Not Be Okay: In the first episode Gang-tae is hugging a patient when the patient vomits all over his back. This is illustrated with a hilarious montage of shots featuring stuff like dead fish being poured onto a boat, grain being poured out of a grain elevator, a waterfall...
  • On Jessica Jones (2015) in the episode "AKA The Octopus" Trish vomits in the toilet after taking some drugs.
  • M*A*S*H: "Welcome To Korea" has Hawkeye, B.J. and Radar and a group of U.S. soldiers attacked by enemy fire. Hawkeye is doing what he can, but when B.J. turns a dead soldier over and sees his front, he does the Technicolor yawn. A judicious camera angle keeps us from seeing anything coming out.
    • "Fallen Idol" has another example: Hawkeye, severely hungover, is forced into operating by Charles. Halfway through the OR session, Hawkeye begs Charles to take over his patient and runs from the room. When Col. Potter tells a nurse to bring Hawkeye back, she reports that he's vomiting into a trash can outside.
  • Midsomer Murders: In "The Night of the Stag", John Barnaby ducks behind a stack of barrels before throwing up after drinking a pint of cider from a barrel with a body floating in it.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus I
    • Constable played by Graham Chapman in the "Crunchy Frog" sketch. Vomit Line: "Ram's Bladder Cup!"
      "Constable Parrot et one of those!"
    • In the live version at the Hollywood Bowl, we actually see Terry Gilliam vomiting into his police helmet (he filled his mouth with cold beef stew earlier). Which his boss makes him put back on. Eeewww.
    • The Live At Drury Lane album's "Cocktail Bar" sketch has each of the patrons running off to hurl after downing their potations (Special with a twist of lemming, Mallard Fizz, Harlem Stinger). We hear Cleese's character tossing after the third one. Palin's character runs off to get sick again after the bartender offers a Dog Turd and Tonic.
  • In the Murdoch Mysteries episode "Republic of Murdoch", Constable Crabtree gets friendly with some Newfoundland locals while bragging about an old treasure map he wants to sell in a scam to trap a killer. After an extended drinking session featuring the potent local rum, he awakes the next morning embracing a fish wrapped in his jacket, then vomits behind a bush while Murdoch and local man Jake Doyle are watching for the culprit to arrive at the location marked on the map. Murdoch seems concerned for his colleague, but Doyle comments that Crabtree can't hold his liquor, and George replies that he's merely out of practice.
  • MythBusters: From a Q&A with Adam Savage, the show may have actually gone with this (instead of the far more common Indiscretion Shot) once. They were given two rules when they wanted to film part of the Moon Landing episode on the zero-G plane: 1) Do not refer to the plane as the "Vomit Comet" on camera, and 2) Do not show anyone vomiting during the flights. To quote Adam, "We didn't, and we didn't."
  • On Night Court, Christine was so stressed out over whether she should accept a marriage proposal that she threw up in Dan's briefcase - we don't see it, but Bull figured out how to use his instant camera right then and captured it.
  • Odd Squad has a surprising number of examples for being a PBS Kids show.
    • In "Reindeer Games", O'Shea has Ms. O try his worm cake so she can do one more nice deed to get on Santa Claus's nice list. However, she doesn't realize that the cake is made of worms until he tells her such, at which point she stops chewing, drops her spoon, and runs off to throw up and ask for a bucket. The end of the episode also has the screen cutting to black as she is about to throw up from drinking eggnog-flavored juice.
    • In "Picture Day", Otto throws up in his mouth when Glenn gives a client covered in stripes his "Tuna Melon #7" drink — proving that even he has standards when it comes to being a Big Eater.
    • The end of "Mystic Egg Pizza" has Olive about ready to puke when she eats one of the many egg salad pizzas that Delivery Doug and Delivery Debbie gift her and Otto (complete with Calling Your Nausea), but the episode ends before she actually does throw up.
    • Downplayed in "Who Let the Doug Out?", as Olympia (quite audibly) gags when smelling the unchanged water that Delivery Doug uses to boil the eggs used for his egg salad sandwiches, but doesn't quite reach the "throw up in my mouth" stage.
    • In "Slow Your Roll", Oswald manages to throw up the Cobb salad wraps he ate on his way to the Mobile Unit van when using the "turbo thruster" setting on his Jet Pack to catch up to it and meet up with Opal, Omar and Orla. When he tells them this, it elicits disgusted reactions from them.
  • In Oz after Adebisi was rejected by Shirley and called a racist term, he becomes so upset that he trashes his room, smokes pot, and crawls over to his toilet where he vomits, but we don't see it.
  • The Prisoner (1967) - in "The Girl Who Was Death" that plays out like a loopy spy movie, #6, looking for his adversary at his local pub, drinks a pint, and sees a message at the bottom of the glass that gradually reveals: "You have just been poisoned". He then orders and tosses back, in quick succession, brandy, whiskey, vodka, Drambuie, Tia Maria, Cointreau, and Grand Marnier. The barmaid protests "Sir, you'll make yourself sick!" He smiles queasily and hurries into the lavatory.
  • Riverdale Betty throws up in a toilet after hearing about a murder scene in the episode "The Tell-Tale Heart".
  • Scorpion: Paige does this in the pilot episode. After her close encounter with a passenger jet in the sports car, she leans out of the car and can be heard retching.
  • Star Trek: Enterprise: Our heroes are on a rather turbulent shuttle ride. Malcolm mentions feeling queasy, and Phlox hands him an airsick bag. A few shots later, we find Malcolm sealing the bag.
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine had a few of these.
    • Little Molly O'Brien takes a little too much candy from Lwaxana Troi in "Fascination" and gets sick—very noisily—all over her father and his uniform just off camera.
    • Ezri Dax regularly gets motion sickness—off-camera—from space travel. In one scene, she's apologizing to several other characters for making a mess they've apparently just finished cleaning up.
  • The Suite Life on Deck: Something of a Running Gag. To wit:
    • In "The Wrong Stuff", Woody's off-screen projectile vomiting is implied to be quite profuse when Cody holds up an umbrella at the edge of the frame to protect himself and London, having to reposition the device several times.
    • In "International Dateline", in each iteration of the "Groundhog Day" Loop, a different person vomits on Bailey's shoes after eating the bad shrimp.
    • In "The Spy Who Shoved Me", Smith must manipulate Zack and Cody into doing his bidding, being stuck in the head in Zack's cabin. The noises he makes in there constitute Nightmare Fuel.
  • Waterloo Road: Lindsay James (played by Jenna Louise Coleman) arrives for her first day after transferring from another school. As she enters the school she rushes off to the toilets and is sick - her vomit isn't actually visible but the sound effects are very realistic.
  • The Wire, Everyone's listening to the tape of Kima getting shot. McNulty is distressed enough that he immediately vomits into a garbage can.
    • In a non-crime scene variant, at the start of "Dead Soldiers," Major Colvin goes to the bathroom to wash up prior to a Comstat hearing. When he goes there, Major Taylor is vomiting into a toilet because he's on thin ice with Rawls and knows he's about to be roasted in front of everyone.
  • The X-Files:
    • In "Three of a Kind", Scully is doing an autopsy in front of Langley, and because she's none too happy about being called out to Las Vegas to work with the "Three Stooges", Scully doesn't make it easy for him. Langley runs out of the room to throw up after she peels open the corpse's chest and asks him to bring her the Stryker saw.
    • "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose": Mr Bruckman the psychic runs out of the room and throws up after seeing a vision of the murder (in which the victim had their eyes gouged out), a sign that his visions are a bit more authentic than those of his predecessor, the Stupendous Yappi.
    • "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'": A conspiracy nutter eagerly videos what he thinks is an alien autopsy — until it turns out to be a Man in a Rubber Suit, whereupon he puts his hand over his mouth and runs out the door.
  • On You Can't Do That on Television, Barth's Diner usually has the kids puking into buckets provided by Barth himself over a wall. Vomit Line: "What do you think's in the burger?"
  • Young Sheldon:
    • In "A Lot of Band-Aids and the Cooper Surrender", the camera stays outside Sheldon's dorm room as he throws up inside.
    • In "White Trash, Holy Rollers and Punching People", Sheldon has to read in the car because he couldn't study at home due to all the fighting. Mary warns him about getting carsick, but Sheldon dismisses this. Minutes later, he's leaning behind the front seat, and the camera cuts to an outside shot as the sound of Sheldon throwing up.
    • In "Blonde Ambition and the Concept of Zero", we see Sheldon puke into a refuse bin, then Sturgis, then cut as soon as Sturgis hands the bin to Linkletter. At no time is any vomit itself shown.
  • Zoey 101:
    • Disc Golf, at the first scene the kids are jogging laps, and one girl, Nicole, comes back on camera after throwing up. Zoey puts her finger on Nicole's shirt saying she spilled oatmeal on it, but Nicole responded by saying that it wasn't oatmeal, it was vomit. That joke is used two more times in that episode. Though the mess on Nicole's outfit would kinda count as a Vomit Indiscretion Shot.
    • In a later episode, Lola runs into the hallway to vomit, evidenced as we hear Stacey's reaction after Lola vomited on her shirt. This would have been a case of this trope being played straight, but later on Stacy walks into the principals office to tell the principal what happened and shows him, and the audience, the vomit stained shirt.
    • Also in one of the final season episodes "Michael Loves Lisa", Michael was so nervous after developing a crush on Lisa, which causes him to throw up on Lisa and another guy at the Open Mic Night while trying to sing a song.


  • Heathers has this when Heather Chandler shakes Veronica around at the party despite her repeated insistence that she doesn't feel well. This leads to Veronica facing away from the audience and upchucking on Heather.
  • The Women combines this with Vomit Discretion Language when Edith, suffering from Morning Sickness, suddenly rises to exit, saying, "Oh, I have got to unswallow."
  • In the stage version of The Little Mermaid, during "Fathoms Below", Grimsby exclaims "As for me, I'm about to heave-ho!" before leaning over the bulwark.

    Video Games 
  • In Street Fighter II, certain grievous blows will cause the target to vomit if they take them. The — uh — "hurk"... does not ever fall past a few in-game inches (such it does not put excessive load on the game hardware and gross out the players too much by just staying on the ground or getting all over one the the characters, no doubt), but we do not see the tail end of what does come out.
  • In Silent Hill 2, the first cutscene featuring Eddie Dombrowski involves him vomiting (seemingly endlessly) into a toilet in the bathroom of Apt. 101 in the Woodside Apartments. There's no visible gunge, but the sound of him vomiting is audible in adjoining rooms.
  • In Clock Tower, both Jennifer and Helen vomit in a corner after finding victims of the Scissorman, though no vomit is shown. In Jennifer's story, she finds a mutilated corpse in a bathroom with its insides ripped out. And in Helen's scenario, she discovers a body with a pipe pierced right through the head.
  • In Bully, one mission entitled "That Bitch" has your character plant a stink bomb in head cheerleader Mandy's locker when you steal some lab notes. After the bomb has gone off, if you go into the cubicles you can watch Mandy throwing up - realistic sound effects but you don't see the vomit, only Mandy leaning over the toilet.
  • Alan Wake: Alan and his Plucky Comic Relief sidekick Barry wake up in a jail cell after a heavy night of drinking moonshine. Barry murmurs about how horrible he feels, then leans over and makes a vomiting sound, but there is a conspicuous absence of...anything at all.
  • In Crash: Mind Over Mutant,Nina made Crash and Aku Aku kiss until she tooks a picture of them then she asks them for help Until Crash vomits near the wall Aku Aku was disgusted from Crash's puke.
  • In the remake of Resident Evil, the player character vomits in the toilet after being attacked by the zombie in the bathtub.
  • Dungeon Keeper 2: One of the cutscenes has a bile demon turning away from the camera to vomit after a fairy constantly flies around him.
  • Persona
    • Persona 4:
      • During the camping trip after a brief action of stupidity by Yosuke, the Protagonist, and Kanji, they were knocked into the river. It may not seem so bad to them, but then you hear Morooka puking further upstream. Hits it even further home by adding this: "You feel as though a million showers will never get you clean..."
      • Adachi's introduction has him running off-screen to throw up, followed by sound effects. Possible subversion as he may have been faking it.
    • Persona 5:
      • After completing their first heist, the Phantom Thieves celebrate by going to a lavish All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, but Ryuji and Morgana end up eating too much and rush to the bathroom to throw up.
      • When starting the social link with Ichiko Ohya, given that she's a Hard-Drinking Party Girl, she ends your first meeting by abruptly excusing herself to use the toilet, where the bartender Lala says she'll be for a while.
  • In Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria, Alicia vomits from fatigue, but is not shown.
  • In Grim Fandango, one of the (less logical) puzzles involves tricking Glottis into drinking a huge keg of gelatinous liquid, then having him vomit all over the room. The actual process is obscured from the player, who only gets to see Glottis on his knees, with his head off-screen. The sounds, however, are there. And, of course, you get to see the results, with some commentary from Manny...
  • In the The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim expansion Dragonborn, you can agree to have an experimental spell cast on you, which has the unintended side effect of turning your eyes into tentacles. You can't see anything - the screen is entirely black, as your character is blind - but you can hear the wizard's apprentice retching in the background after commenting that he's going to be sick. This is less a straight case of this trope (involving censoring) since other areas in the game involve you being assailed by projectile-vomiting foes, and more of a case of your eyes are tentacles and cannot see.
  • In RuneScape, during the quest Let them Eat Pie, Rolo the Stout eats a bad pie, and vomits from it. Only the sound is heard as your character is down the stairs. Jagex decided to give the listener the option of listening to the vomiting sound effects.
  • Max Payne:
    • Subverted in Max Payne 2, when a prisoner vomits all over his cell in the police station, with a cop complaining about having to clean it up, only for him to vomit again.
    • During the opening sequence of Max Payne 3, Max vomits into his kitchen sink after drinking too much. The camera is angled on Max's face, so we don't see the vomit going into the sink. Either Rockstar couldn't animate convincing vomit, or they didn't want to show the vomit as its grossness would detract from the drama of the scene, or it was in keeping with their habit of not showing insert shots of action in a scene that's secondary to the characters.
  • In Deadly Premonition A cop vomits in a toilet, in a cutscene after seeing Becky's dead body.
  • In Fahrenheit Lucas Cane vomits in a toilet, in the bathroom of a bank.
  • The RollerCoaster Tycoon games featured what we could consider the audio equivalent of this trope: Guests who feel sick from a nauseating ride do lean over and produce puddles of pixelated puke, which remains until a handyman comes by to sweep it up, but it appears instantly and the sound effect is clearly a cough rather than the recognizable sound of throwing up.
  • In the Revelations path of Fire Emblem Fates and if the Avatar is a guy, it's implied that Felicia might have thrown up after the two and Azura jump off from a certain rope bridge into the remains of the Valla Kingdom.
    Avatar: ...Ugh. Is this...the bottom of the canyon? That was a heck of a jump, but nothing seems to be broken...
    Azura: Thank goodness. I said you'd be all right, didn't I? (...) Felicia, are you all right as well?
    Felicia: I-I'm fine... Just... My stomach is a little upset. I'll be OK...
  • In the online mode of Grand Theft Auto V the player can make their character pass out from drinking too much in their motorcycle clubhouse and shortly afterwards the character will be in the bathroom puking in the toilet.
  • In Hitman (2016), the player can poison targets causing them to go to the bathroom and vomit in the toilet. The player can then kill them by DROWNING THEM IN IT.
  • In Dangeresque Roomisode 1: Behind the Dangerdesque, after eating bad food and spinning in his chair, Dangeresque turns away from the camera in order to puke into a paper bag.
  • Yo-kai Watch 3 has a quest where the protagonists assist a helicopter-piloting Yo-Kai who gives everyone around him (and himself) motion sickness. Completing the quest allows the player access to Spewart's helicopter, which Spewart pilots in a constantly dizzying manner due to his queasiness. The first time Spewart takes the group on a ride, they enjoy it briefly before realizing that Spewart's piloting and effects are incredibly nauseating. After a beat when the group tumbles off the chopper, the game cuts to a "We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties" message while everyone audibly retches in the background.
  • In Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory, the Player Character is forced to eat a table-sized omelette while on a date with Yuuko, and ends up throwing up afterwards following a Fade to Black with sound effects and his friend Chitose screaming in the background.
  • In Detroit: Become Human, Connor helps a drunken and passed out Hank get to the bathroom to throw up in the toilet in the chapter "Russian Roulette". Downplayed in that it's possible to get a very brief glimpse of Hank vomiting as Connor leaves the bathroom.
  • In Neptunia Virtual Stars, Vice is put through a lot of eating contests against Goremand, and ends up throwing up from overeating, with the screen fading to black right before it happens.
  • Pokémon:
    • On the S.S. Anne in Pokémon Red and Blue and its remakes, the captain of the ship is vomiting into a trash bin. The actual vomit is not shown, but the captain's dialogue shows that he is clearly ill and you get this message when you interact with the bin:
      "Yuck! Shouldn't have looked!"
    • In the Wyndon Battle Cafe in Pokémon Sword and Shield, you can interact with a Palpitoad and its trainer in front of a trash bin; the former's animation and the latter's dialogue (talking about how Palpitoad ate too much) imply that the Palpitoad is vomiting into the bin.

    Visual Novels 
  • In Steins;Gate 0, after somehow being transported to the Alpha Worldline, a confused Okabe has a chat with Makise, but when he learns that Mayuri is dead, the scene looks away as he vomits from the stress.
  • In the Safe ending of Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, the camera obligingly focuses in on the room sign while Junpei tosses his cookies.
  • Almost as a running gag, Michiru in The Eden of Grisaia just doesn’t seem to be able to hold the contents of her stomach. Despite the frequency at which she throws up, we never actually get a discretion shot, since there is no separate sprite for the act itself. The very first time it happens however, the scene transitions to a "Please stand by. We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties." screen.

    Web Animation 

    Web Comics 
  • Even happens to White Bomberman in the art made by the editor's friend Maggie Nettles, where he accidentally ran over the poison power-up. Another art of him was removed from deviantART.
  • Whenever someone vomits in Dominic Deegan, the sounds of vomiting will be an onomatopoeia that takes up half the panel. But the vomiting person will either be bent over or otherwise not in frame.
  • Lenore the Cute Little Dead Girl: Subverted in the webcartoon version of one of Roman Dirge's comics — although the character in question does vomit from well off-camera, he does it with such force that portions of it quite noticeably splash into view.
  • Ménage ŕ 3: DiDi and Sandra get drunk together and at least one of them ends up puking, judging by sound we see coming out of Zii's cellphone.
  • Used in this Misfile with a drunken Missi.
  • Out at Home subverts this somewhat in this strip, where the actual vomit is off-panel, yet the SOUND EFFECT is goopy and a sickening shade of green.
  • Sabrina Online: In this strip Amy Squirrel mentions to her husband, when he's departing on a trip, that she'll "just be sick" without him. Afterward, she's shown dashing away from the front door, with a "RALF!" Unsound Effect following in the next panel, the strip concluding with a shot from behind of her kneeling over a toilet.
  • In Savestate, Nicole ends up doing this after trying out a Virtual Boy.
    Kade: IT WORKS! ...ew.
  • In Sluggy Freelance, the Space Pirate ship "The Bloody Bun" pulls an absurd piloting maneuver to evade pursuit. Bun-Bun warns the crew that the worst has yet to come: cut to the entire crew (except the Greys) vomiting off the side.
  • Think Before You Think uses a rather grotesque sound effect bubble, but the actual vomit is out of sight.
  • In this Housepets! strip, King loses his lunch after a stomach-upsetting trip on an amusement park ride, with the resultant spew out of view of the audience.
  • In an Ozy and Millie arc where Avery tries smoking, there's a strip where Millie stands outside the bathroom listening to him vomit.
  • Used in Chess Piece after a particularly frightening dream.
  • Happens with Orrick in Undead Friend after opening up a old coffin.
  • This El Goonish Shive guest strip has Elliot run off to vomit in a subversion of the You're Drinking Breast Milk gag (the milk was just expired).
  • Girls with Slingshots Hazel gets drunk one issue and Chris has to help her to toilet which she falls asleep on after puking seen here [1].
  • Leftover Soup In this issue [2] Nicole tries to throw up some pills she took into the toilet because she's worried they'll hurt the baby she's pregnant with. Her husband suggests she thinks up something gross but she can't. So he makes a gross suggestion for her which works.

    Web Original 
  • What If?: The author would really rather draw a squirrel than somebody vomiting up a gallon of blood, or even a pint.

    Web Videos 

    Western Animation 
  • The Simpsons has displayed much emptying of the stomach contents through esophageal means. For example:
    • As the Safety Salamander, drunken Homer feels the need to vomit. Unable to leave the room, he vomits where he stands, but conceals his mouth in the costume first. Not unlike the phenomenon that makes bleeps funnier than expletives, the simple "hurr-maah" sound he makes is priceless.
    • One of the most ridiculous examples is when everyone eats Krusty Burgers with contaminated barley in "Coming To Homerica"; since everyone is vomiting into all the toilets in the house, Homer vomits into Lisa's saxophone but it looks completely clean—in reality, it would probably shoot out or be leaking from the pipes.
    • Another example is in "Lost Our Lisa", when Lisa tries to hitch a ride with Cletus. He holds up a skunk, saying "Sure, but they still goes off even when they's dead." Lisa runs off, both hands over her mouth, presumably to vomit.
    • Another ridiculous example is where Homer is Lisa's soccer coach at one point he vomits into a traffic cone, which should be leaking out the other end.
  • Cute example from Avatar: The Last Airbender when Toph is feeling seasick (underseasick, actually) and the boy sitting next to her offers her his helmet to vomit in. He's later shown washing it out.
  • King of the Hill mostly follows this but on a few occasions vomit has been shown on screen such as when Hank grabs a drunk teenager and he vomits over a railing.
    • In an episode where transfat is banned Dale and Boomhauer get sick from eating oysters and they vomit with their back to the camera, we get a clear view in front of them but we see nothing.
    • In the gas convention episode, Hank drunkenly gets on stage and at the end of his profanity-coated rant, vomits in this manner.
    • In "And They Call It Bobby Love", Bobby enters a steak-eating contest at a restaurant and then comes home and vomits in front of Connie. The vomiting is too low off-screen to be seen.
    • In an episode where Hank is introduced to a drug dealer he gets nauseous from getting high and runs to the toilet.
  • In Rugrats when Didi becomes pregnant with Dil she vomits off screen at least four times, once it makes it look like vomit but as it turns out it's apple sauce being made for Tommy. And in the second movie, Dil himself vomits on Coco's dress after her sort-of failed attempt to stop his crying.
    • Also played straight in "Ransom of Cynthia" where Angelica throws up on Drew. Averted in "Slumber Party" when Tommy throws up on Angelica.
    • In the All Grown Up! episode "Coup DeVille," Phil and Lil go on vacation to Twins' Canyon, where they film an entire montage of their father puking into a trash can following some of the rides. Appropriately, they call it "Howard Hurls."
  • Batman Beyond: After Inque attempts to suffocate Terry by forcing herself down his throat (she's made of goo, if that makes the mental image any less horrible), he throws up with his head off camera, meaning all that can be seen is his lower body and the blobs of black goo falling to the ground.
  • Batman: The Animated Series: Evidently happens to Harley Quinn in one episode after nearly meeting the same fate as the Joker did in Batman (1989). (See about 8:10 of this.) Batman catches her falling and she mentions she, "Made a mess on your (his) cape."
    • Word of God has it that the animators were forced to depict Harley making a "barfing face" immediately after delivering this line, because the censors were afraid viewers would otherwise think that she'd urinated on his cape.
    • In the episode "The Laughing Fish", Harley takes a bite of the fish that Joker was selling on TV with expected results, being slightly allergic to fish.
  • The Batman: In the episode "Vertigo" Robin ducks off screen to throw up into the river due to dizziness caused by count Vertigo.
  • Justice League: Even Batman himself did this. Ace was warping Batman's perception of reality so severely that you see him jerk his head down, make a coughing noise, and then wipe his mouth when his face re-appears on camera.
  • Blinky Bill: Penelope vomits into a bucket a couple times in the episode "All At Sea".
  • Bobby's World: In the episode "Cruising Bobby", Uncle Ted suffers from seasickness throughout the episode.
  • Bob's Burgers: Subverted in "Are You There Bob? It's Me, Birthday". Bob gets violently ill from a badly-prepared wrap he eats from a restaurant Hugo is inspecting. He pukes outside of the restaurant, his mouth being so low that we can't see him doing so. In the next shot, his vomit is on the curb.
  • Hey Arnold!: This happens multiple times in Hey Arnold in the following examples.
    • In the episode "Eugene's Bike", at the end of the montage where Arnold tried to give Eugene the best day ever, with every event ending with Eugene getting hurt, Eugene suffers from seasickness after the ferry ride.
    • In the episode "Valentine's Day", Helga (posing as Arnold's penpal Cecile) runs to the bathroom and vomits into the toilet multiple times after she eats "calf's brains and eggs".
    • In the episode "Roughin' It", Arnold does this when he eats the wrong type of berries that Grandpa Phil was demonstrating which are safe to eat and which ones aren't.
    • In the episode "Mudbowl", Harold does it when Helga was pushing everyone to train hard for an upcoming football game against the PS 118 5th grades.
    • Harold does it again in "Best Friends" when he was trying to eat 7 pounds of chocolate as part of Harold, Sid and Stinky's Uniquely You project.
    • It happens to Arnold again when he was training for the eating contest in the episode "Eating Contest".
    • It happens to Eugene again when he was carsick from riding in the back of the bus in "Rhonda's Glasses".
    • Lila becomes a victim of this trope after riding a theme park ride in "Love and Cheese" and "Timberly Loves Arnold".
  • Family Guy:
    • Brian vomits into a toilet after a night of heavy drinking, while Stewie and Frank Sinatra Jr. hold his ears back in the episode "Brian Sings and Swings."
    • Also in "Whistle While Your Wife Works" where Jillian is stated to have an eating disorder when she comes over she vomits in the bathroom.
    • In "I am Peter, Hear me roar." Peter recounts a time when Lois was vomiting in the toilet when pregnant while he callously watched TV.
    • In “Death Lives”, Peter does this, ducking his mouth just outside the left edge of the screen, after seeing Death with his hood down, showing that his skull is crawling with parasites.
    • In “Patriot Games”, Peter vomits into a toilet after drinking too many beers at his high school reunion; strangely for this trope, it’s actually important to the episode’s plot; as Peter knocks over several people while rushing to the bathroom and holding in his vomit, Tom Brady notices that he’d make a good football player, asking him if he wants to join the New England Patriots while he’s throwing up.
    • In "The Story on Page One", Peter tries to seduce Luke Perry in an attempt to prove that he is gay. For obvious reasons, it doesn't work.
      Brian: Mission accomplished, Peter. We now have a picture of Luke Perry vomiting.
  • American Dad! zigzags between showing vomiting and being discreet, though at least 80% of the shots are of the latter variety.
    • One episode has Steve vomiting in the toilet after being unknowingly impregnated with Roger's egg.
    • In "Stannie Get Your Gun" Hayley vomits in a trashcan for initially making a show that supports guns with Stan. The vomit should be visible based on the view but it wasn't.
  • In The Fairly OddParents! episode "That Old Black Magic," on their way to a big amusement park, Timmy can't wait to go on an exciting thrill ride. Cosmo asks him from inside Timmy's hand-held video game console if he's going to throw up on the ride, and Timmy says he had been practicing all week, and demonstrates by sticking his tongue out and saying "Blah!" Then we cut to Cosmo and Wanda in the game as we hear the splattering of Timmy's puke off-screen.
  • Teen Titans: In the episode "Fear Itself" while the Titans are battling Control Freak in a video store, an army of evil candy attacks Cyborg. After struggling with the possessed candy for a while, he starts eating it to scare the rest off. Naturally, he gets sick to his stomach and sprints out of the store to throw up. After they've beaten Control Freak and brought home a movie to watch, Starfire offers Cyborg some candy, with predictable results. "Make it go awa-a-a-ay..." He throws up further when Starfire talks about a documentary on hot dogs.
    • In the episode "Crash" when Beast Boy accidentally gets Cyborg sick with a gaming torrent that turned out to be a virus Cyborg recalls the time when Starfire offered him some food native to her planet which made him throw up in the bathroom. He wanted some this time because of his appetite from the virus.
    • In "Betrayal", Beast Boy and Terra go on a date at an amusement park and ride the Tilt-a-Whirl. Terra seems to handle it better than Beast Boy (who quickly passes out) and is having fun - up until she suddenly turns green and covers her mouth as the camera pans away... Though as the episode title implies, this turns out to be the least awkward moment for the two that evening.
  • Happens on Nightmare Ned after a doll-sized Ned gets spun around in an RC car.
  • In Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure, Boogey places a sleep spell on Mandy that causes her to be trapped in a long series of nightmares, later prompting Irwin to kiss her and snap her out of it. At first, she thought the kiss was part of another bad dream; Irwin tells her otherwise. Both this and his subsequent line " the god...of love!" cause Mandy to feel very nauseous.
    • Also in the episode "Billy Ocean", Grim was suffering from seasickness.
  • In the Sabrina: The Animated Series episode "Strange New World", Slugloafe eats a moldy sandwich and feels nauseous. In the following scene, Sabrina is shown with a vomit-stained shirt.
  • The Penguins of Madagascar In the episode "All Choked Up", the Penguins watch a gory nature documentary to force Rico to vomit a time bomb after Alice makes him take anti-vomiting syrup. It doesn't work on Rico, then Private, Skipper, and Kowalski throw up into bags.
  • The Powerpuff Girls:
  • In any Warner Bros. or MGM cartoon whenever a character is about to vomit they turn a pale shade of green and usually lean over a railing, port, or barrel sometimes making retching sounds.
  • Martha Speaks:
    • In "Martha Takes the Cake", Nelson the cat throws up offscreen after ingesting a birthday candle and has to be taken to the vet.
    • In "The Trouble With Teddy", Bert the pug has a Flash Back to a time when he threw up offscreen due to him being allergic to his flea collar.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • In the episode "Applebuck Season", Pinkie Pie and another pony also go from pink to green before losing it into buckets, after unwittingly partaking of Applejack's worm-ridden "baked bads". This example is notable for being the first time the My Little Pony franchise has been brave enough to make reference to vomiting, or, in fact, any sort of unpleasant bodily function in any way.
    • In "Party of One", Rarity mumbles, "I have to go," and rushes offscreen, cheeks bulging, after shoving her face into a garbage can.
    • Then in "Hearts and Hooves Day", Apple Bloom throws up in her mouth at the sappy dialogue between her big brother, Big Macintosh, and her teacher, Cheerilee.
  • In the episode "Proteus: Part 2" of X-Men: The Animated Series, Wolverine can be heard retching as he recovers from Proteus' Mind Screw in the last episode.
  • One episode of A Kind of Magic had Cindy babysit a baby girl. At some point, she calls Tom for help, and the baby's face inflates and turns green. Cue a Jump Cuts to a surprised-looking Tom.
  • In the Animaniacs episode "O Silly Mio" at one point during the soprano's performance the Warner siblings eat some sandwiches and show her their chewed up food, she covers her mouth and runs off to vomit.
  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog:
    • "Lifestyles of the Sick and Twisted" features a scene where Scratch and Grounder watch their favorite cartoon "Bart the Barfy Bumblebee" he coughs and says "I don't feel so good!" and leans over to barf, it cuts to Dr. Robotnik's reaction to it.
    • Parodied in "Tails' New Home". Sonic rides on Grounder like a plane and treats himself to an in-flight meal. He gags on the chicken leg he eats, and he pulls down a curtain from the top of the screen to spit it out.
  • Tygra from Thundercats 2011 ran to the railings while Cheetara and a fishman watched from a respectful distance. Way to impress the ladies there, Tygra.
  • Arthur:
    • Happens in an early episode when Arthur and Buster ride a screaming swing type of ride called the "Hurl-A-Whirl" which is designed to make the riders vomit and comes with free barf bags. Inside the ride they are shown turning green and covering their mouths with the bags.
    • This also happens to Francine Frensky in the episode "Vomitrocious" when she has an embarrassing incident in the school cafeteria. At the moment when she throws up, the camera is lined up so that her body is blocking the view, showing only the disgusted reactions of the other students as they flee the cafeteria.
  • Daria lets fly in the episode "Malled" due to the smell of Brittany's perfume. The 'camera' is facing her, but she dips her mouth just below the frame when she heaves to keep the audience from seeing anything.
  • In the Phineas and Ferb episode Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat?, Candace (who is in Perry's body) is being fed the food that they usually feed Perry. When she finds out that it's made of worms, it cuts to an outside shot as we hear Candace vomiting all over the floor, followed by Linda leading Candace outside.
  • Bolin from The Legend of Korra "tosses his noodles" during a Pro-Bending match after a night of eating nothing but noodles resembling that of binge-drinking due to heartbreak.
    • Meelo does the same thing in "The Calling" when he eats some bad berries. His lemur Pokey, however, does it on-screen like a sick cat or dog.
  • In the As Told by Ginger episode "Gym Class Confidential," Courtney vomits on Miranda's shoes while the camera focuses on the other girls' reaction to a childbirth scene (also offscreen).
  • Happens constantly in Archer, with Archer (who vomits pretty much whenever anyone mentions Malory's sex life) ducking out of camera range to throw up.
  • Ron from Kim Possible vomits in the episode "Homecoming Upset" while riding in a boat.
    • Also in "Motor Ed" where a flashback shows he vomited on a clown after eating hotdogs before going on an Amusement Park spinning ride.
      Kim: You see, Ron had a... problem last year...
      (Flashback to last year's fair. Ron and Kim are strapping down in the Tilt-O-Whirl as he scarfs down another hot dog.)
      Ron: Is this my fifth or seventh chili cheese dog? Mmmmm! (The Tilt-O-Whirl starts up and starts spinning very fast) Oh! Uhhhhh! Tummy trouble!
      (A clown is working nearby and gasps in horror face as Ron barfs all over him; back to the present)
      Ron: The clown sued.
      Kim: Ron had to swear he would never go the fair on a full stomach again, and pay the dry cleaning.
      Ron: Baggy pants... double charge.
    • In "Mother's Day", Kim decides to help her mom, Ann, with brain surgery. Afterward, Ann commends Kim for not fainting, to which Kim responds that's was because she "was too busy throwing up".
  • Rocko's Modern Life loves this trope, especially with the hypochondriac Filburt. Also in the episode "Flu-In-U-Enza," Rocko is seen running into the bathroom to throw up in the toilet (off-camera). His vomit then came to life! (albeit as three pieces of cartoony bits of food)
    • Rocko also does it in Static Cling when he gets food poisoning from a taco truck.
  • Happened in Courage the Cowardly Dog:
    • In "A Thousand Years of Courage", the Earth spins fast enough that everyone goes a thousand years into the future! When it stops, Courage pukes in the toilet in the bathroom much to Eustace's disgust.
    • Earlier episode "Klub Katz" had Courage puking into a pipe connected into a ship from seasickness. No one reacted.
  • In Ozzy & Drix in the episode "The Conqueror Worm" Hector who was feeling nauseous because of a stomach worm gets grossed out by a story his friend is telling him so he asks him to stop. He does but then questions why the meat at the cafeteria is purple which is the last straw for Hector, causing him to run into a bathroom stall and puke in the toilet which shakes up Ozzy.
  • T.U.F.F. Puppy has a few of these, like in the episode "Snap Dad" Dudley vomited over the side of the Tuff Mobile when Snap Trap was talking about himself dating Dudley's mom. Also later in the episode Snap Trap hugs him and Dudley's cheeks bulge out and the screen cuts to Kitty's reaction to him puking.
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius has some of these especially with Carl like the episode where they were stuck on a malfunctioning Carnival Ride and Carl got sick but the vomit wasn't shown.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy had one at the end of the jawbreaker field trip episode "Run Ed Run" where Sarah ate too many jawbreakers and threw up on Eddy. The screen cut out before anything could be shown.
  • George of the Jungle (2007) had one in the pie eating contest episode "Cousin Larry of the Jungle". In the episode George beats his cousin Larry in a pie eating contest, but then vomits A LOT afterwards off screen in front of his friends and they go to forgetting rock to try and forget the awful sight.
  • Xiaolin Showdown Jack Spicer threw up in Clay's hat in "Days Past".
    • In "Judging Omi" Raimundo was nauseous after eating breakfast and riding in a Shen Gon Wu so when the Cyclops squeezed him he threw up.
  • In X-Men: Evolution, one episode had Avalanche throw up in the Blackbird with Kitty sarcastically remarking "My hero."
  • In Martin Mystery, one episode Martin was trying to eat as many brussel sprouts as possible in front of Billy. He then leaned over and started puking.
  • In Johnny Test, the episode "Johnny Test in Outer Space" Johnny beat Darth Vegan in a space battle which caused him to spin out of control in his space ship and puke in a barf bag.
    • In another episode Johnny puked in the toilet for eating too much pizza.
  • In an episode of Chowder, Mung Dal vomited on the car Schnitzel was driving after Chowder grossed him out while he was carsick. He is then seen cleaning it with a hose.
  • There was an episode of Tom and Jerry where Tom and Jerry accidentally drank castor oil and ended up throwing up out of the window.
  • Loonatics Unleashed: Lexi, in "A Creep In The Deep", when she gets seasick.
  • Kaeloo:
    • In the episode "Let's Play Scaredy Cat", after listening to Mr. Cat narrate a sickening story, Kaeloo turns her back to the camera and throws up all over the ground.
    • In "Let's Play Air Pockets", Quack Quack grabs a vomit bag, and the scene cuts to Kaeloo's disgusted face while vomiting sounds can be heard.
  • In the Gravity Falls episode "Carpet Diem", after the twins trigger the accidental body swap, Mabel (in Dipper's body) is so shocked and distressed that she ends puking in the toilet.
  • In the Horrid Henry episode "Horrid Henry's Sick Day", his brother pukes in the toilet from being sick. The door to the bathroom opened and closed automatically for him!
  • The Downtown episode "Hotel Bar" has Jen get drunk and so such antics as asking a woman in a suit if she is a hooker and sing "Somebody's Watching Me". It ends badly for Jen when she ends up puking off-screen.
  • Ironically enough for a Gross-Out Show, Grossology does this regularly. Especially in the episode that revolves around the villain forcing everyone to vomit like crazy.
  • In the The Wild Thornberrys episode "Chew if by Sea", it happens to Debbie due to seasickness.
  • Daggett and Norbert in The Angry Beavers in "Food of the Clods" due to sleepwalking and overeating. The next horror movie on TV was the straw that broke the camel's back. Happens to Daggett repeatedly in "Muscular Beaver III" when he got sick from the cold.
  • Futurama:
    • "The Mutants Are Revolting" has a scene where Fry seems to have become a mutant. Leela's first reaction upon seeing the results is to vomit over the side of the boat.
      • A minute later, the rest of the Planet Express crew sees Fry and everyone vomits onto the ground. Their mouths go just under the camera, so we don't see any of it.
    • In "Benderama", when all of Earth's water is converted into alcohol, everyone is drunk as a result. We then see Amy vomiting behind the chair.
  • Adventure Time usually averts this trope, but it's played straight in "Love Games" where Slime Princess vomits over the side of the balcony. Strangely, it's averted earlier in the episode when Finn vomits.
  • The Invader Zim episode "Backseat Drivers From Beyond The Stars" ends with the Almighty Tallest reacting in complete shock to the havoc going on in Zim's base. Tallest Purple responds by saying, "I'm going to throw up!" The most we get to see of it is him covering his mouth and gagging, before he walks off-screen.
    Tallest Red: Naaaw! Not on the donuts!
  • Screwy Squirrel hides out in the hold of a dilapitated boat, paints an ocean horizon on a canvas and rocks it back and forth through a porthole to make Meathead think the boat is rocking, which makes him sick. He runs off to hurl. Screwy shows us how easy it was to fool Meathead as he rocks the picture back and forth, only it makes him sick as well. He puts up a "One Moment, Please" sign as he runs off to hurl as well.
  • The Legend of Tarzan episode "One Punch Mulligan" features the boxer of the episodes title seasick on his publicity vacation with his manager Joey and a news reporter.
  • Recess features this trope in 2 episodes:
    • "A Genius Among Us": Randall ate 10 puddings, but then got sick to his stomach and ran into the hallway, where the janitor, who was in the cafeteria at the time, got the call on his beeper and goes to clean the hallway.
    • "Dance Lessons": Mikey and Spinelli are partners in ballet class, but when Mikey spun Spinelli too fast, Spinelli ran off to throw up seconds later.
  • Wakfu:
    • Happens anytime after that anyone that isn’t Yugo himself goes through his portals.
    • Sadlygrove ducks his head to throw up twice after getting food poisoning in “The Voice Thief”.
    • And to the male judge of the baking contest at the sight of the Ecaflip contestant's methods.
    • Several spectators do barf while watching Cleophelia taking up Ruel's challenge to eat some disgusting cooking.
    • In The Quest for the Six Dofus Eliatropes episode 2, on the rocky trip back from Frigosta, a car-sick Amalia repeatedly vomits in the background.
  • Subverted in the Close Enough episode "Josh Gets Shredded". After Josh attempts to work out at a gym, he immediately runs out back to vomit and because his back is turned to the camera, you can't see any of it. However, the vomit is visible on his mouth and shirt when he turns back around.
  • Steven Universe at the end of the first episode when he eats too many Cookie Cats.


Bluey - Fancy Restauraunt

Shortly after eating Bingo's "special", Chilli takes a grossed-out Bandit to the backyard. The screen immediately cuts to the credits just as Bandit starts to heave.

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