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Feel the wrath of the wicked Wedgie Woman!

A classic prank, in which some poor sap gets their underpants forcibly yanked up and wedged between their butt. A staple of schoolyard bullies it is also sometimes incorporated into the arsenal of tricksters and similar comedic fighters.

Variations include:

  • The Melvin, in which the undies are yanked up from the front.
  • The Atomic Wedgie, in which the undies are pulled over the head.
  • The Hanging Wedgie, in which the victim is suspended from an object by their underwear.

Subtrope of Groin Attack and Amusing Injuries. Watch out for the Negative Space Wedgie.

Examples:

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     Advertisements 
  • In an old AOL commercial a teenage girl gives her younger brother a bouncing wedgie for not getting an A on her homework (that she made him do).
  • In an advertisement for Fruit Roll Ups, a kid gets a wedgie from two elves after failing to read the Fruit Roll Ups fortune that would have warned him.
  • In a Christmas Honda commercial, several kids give a Honda employee a wedgie in order to get him to tell them where the presents are hidden.
  • All throughout a Safe Auto commercial, a guy gets wedgies by strangers for not having car insurance. He even winds up in a hanging wedgie at the end.
  • In a commercial for Sling TV that compared cable companies to school yard bullies, a bully gives a customer a wedgie.
  • In a commercial for Del Taco, an employee allows a customer to give him a wedgie to vent his frustrations about other restaurants ripping him off.
  • A commercial for Stainmaster Carpet has a fly beating up a man and giving him a wedgie.
  • A Superbowl commercial for Kia Forte has a fembot give a man an atomic wedgie before beating him up for smudging the windows of the car on display.
  • One of the commercials advertising Spider-Man: Friend or Foe has Spider-Man giving Sandman a wedgie to convince him to fight for good.
  • In a commercial for Sprint Unlimited, while two families are left hanging by the backs of their shirts, a poor kid somehow winds up hanging by his underwear.
  • In a Dairy Queen commercial, a teenager steals his younger brother's Kit Kat Blizzard and leaves him hanging by his underwear while he eats it. When their dad finds out, he does the same thing to the teenager.
  • A commercial for Klondike Bars features a man willing to let two of his co-workers give him a wedgie from both sides for one.
  • A Yahoo! ad has a girl warning her friend that a bully's looking for him, only for the bully to appear shortly afterwards to give the kid a hanging wedgie from his locker.
    • In the same commercial's alternate scenario, he's read the e-mail with the warning and the bully still tries to give the kid a wedgie before he reveals his tighty whities and mocking him afterwards for touching his butt.
  • In a commercial advertising the Sega Sports Pack, a football player gets a wedgie from a player from the rival team.
  • In an advertisement for the AFL, three guys give someone a hanging wedgie for accidentally spilling one of their drinks.
  • In a commercial for Tracfone, a mom casually gets her son down from a hanging wedgie.
  • In a comemrcial for Career Builder, a man gives his employee a wedgie as a form of feedback, while another employee is in a hanging wedgie in the background.
  • As apart of an ad campaign for Undershare Inc, there were three ads released of a woman giving a man a wedgie in an attempt to get his underwear.
  • In a commercial for KAYAK, a man laments being banned from kayak.com for giving its founder atomic wedgies back in high school.
  • In one of the "Messing with Bigfoot" commercials for Jack Links, Bigfoot gives a guy a wedgie before throwing him into the air after he and his friends offered to let him kick a football, only to pull it away at the last second.
  • A commercial for the Maria Casino has a woman giving another woman a thong wedgie while she's bending over to play pool.
  • In a commercial for Diet Irn-Bru, an arrogant man tries (and fails) to show-off to a couple of women at a pool while on a diving board. In response, one of them shines a light in his eyes, causing him to fall and get left dangling from the diving board by his speedo until it rips off.
  • In a commercial for Leisure Beer, four bar goers (three male, one female) willingly let a worker give them wedgies.
  • A commercial featuring the Cavs Moondog has the mascot giving several unsuspecting people wedgies after his bosses told him to give out snuggies (snuggie being another word for wedgie), not realizing that they meant the product. They later let him give wedgies to basketball players that are apart of a rival team.
  • In one of the many risque, only tangentially related to real estate, banned Tough Spot commercials for the site rebaterentals.com, one girl gives another a wedgie in her bikini as they fight over a guy at the beach.
  • In an advertisement for Mix 99.9 FM, a woman in a bad mood does things to ruin the days of her co-workers, including giving a man a wedgie.
  • As apart of Burger King's "Kingon Defense Academy" campaign, one commercial has the King demonstrate a "Warp-Five Wedgie" on a random customer. He tries the same on a more Star Trek savvy customer, only for it to fail due to him not wearing underwear.
  • A magazine ad for the Lemon Wedgie flavor of Altoids features a nerdy boy holding a container of Altoids hanging by his underwear.

     Anime & Manga 
  • Bikini Warriors
    • In episode 8, "Every Journey Finds New Friends", while the two fight over who gets to join the Bikini Warriors, Valkyrie stretches Hunter's thong from both sides.
    • In episode 10, "You Don't Always Get What You Want or Need", Fighter grabs a falling Paladin by her thong after she triggers a trap (much to her pleasure).
  • In Dirty Pair: Project Eden, in an attempt to save the Kai and Yuri from falling, Carson grabs Yuri by her bikini bottoms while she's carrying Kai; which results in her getting a hanging wedgie until all three of them fall off.
  • GUN×SWORD: In episode 17, "Follow the X Spot", when Wendy gets knocked into the water by Marainne while racing against her in an obstacle course, her pet turtle, Kameo (already attached to a sinking Wendy) grabs onto Marainne's stretchy bikini bottom as she runs past them. This results in Marainne's bikini bottom getting stretched beyond belief, giving her a huge wedgie.
  • Keijo!!!!!!!!: Sayaka Miyata's signature technique, "W-Acceleration", involves her giving herself a wedgie in her swimsuit to increase her speed.
  • Otome No Teikoku: In Chapter 4, Miyoshi gives Ayane a wedgie in her swimsuit.
  • Prison School: In episode 8, "Diary of Andre", while using the top of a door frame to do pull-ups, Meiko falls off and gets her thong caught on the doorknob.
  • Sakura Diaries: In chapter 96, Urara receives a wedgie from her new boss, claiming that employees' underwear should be more revealing.
  • Shinobi Life: In Chapter 1, shortly after meeting Present!Beni, Kagetora, mistaking her for her ancestor, Princess Beni, stretches both sides of her thong in an attempt to rip it off; claiming that it was inappropriate wear for a princess. He does this again in Chapter 2, only this time, he succeeds in ripping Beni's thong off.

     Comic Books 
  • Gold Digger
    • There's a Running Gag where Gina gets wedgies at the hands of Penny as apart of their "wedgie war".
    • In Gold Digger Annual #8, Gina manages to give a Laura Croft Expy an atomic wedgie.
    • Brittany gives Gina an atomic wedgie in issue #95 for calling her a wookie. She does the same to Gina again when she calls her Chewie.
    • In issue #215, Penny manages to defeat Trixie Rabinowitz via her newest "nerd-wrassling" technique: the "Justice Wedgie Choke-Slam".
  • Deadpool: In the prelude to Deadpool Corps, Kidpool gives a young Cyclops a wedgie.

     Comic Strips 
  • Baby Blues: One comic strip ends with Zoe giving Hammie an atomic wedgie for annoying her. His dad, Darryl, does the same to him in another.
  • Big Nate: Some strips have the characters give each other wedgies.
  • Dilbert
    • One comic strip has Bob the Dinosaur give wedgies to several employees under the claim that they deserve it.
    • Another strip has the Pointy Haired Boss receives a wedgie from Dilbert's cubicle security system.
  • 9 Chickweed Lane: Edda gives Amos a wedgie shortly after they get engaged.

    Films - Animated 
  • The Ant Bully: Main character Lucas is a victim of one to the extent that he complains he's running out of unstretched drawers.
  • In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Flint and Chester V suspend themselves by their stretchy "wedgie-proof underwear" in order to get a device surrounded by electrified water. Later, in the film's climax, Chester gives Flint an atomic wedgie.
  • Eight Crazy Nights: When going to apologize to Whitey and running into Whitey's deer friends, Davey gives himself a wedgie to prove to them he's really sorry.
  • An Extremely Goofy Movie: In the scene introducing the Gammas, Tank gives PJ a wedgie from both sides.
  • In The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, El Superbeasto gave Steve Wachowski a hanging wedgie back in high school. Near the end of the movie, El Superbeasto dangles Steve, now Dr. Satan, by his underwear before beating his face to a pulp.
  • Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil: Early in the film, Red gives a rampaging troll a wedgie while beating him up.
  • In the TV-movie, Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama, Ron gives a downed sumo-wrestler ninja a wedgie.
  • Megamind: At one point, a newly super-powered Hal Stewart/Titan gives himself a wedgie to show off his invulnerability, commenting that he doesn't feel anything.
  • Monsters vs. Aliens: General W.R. Monger gives a guy at a conference a wedgie for speaking out against his plan to use the monsters to combat the alien invasion.
  • Rugrats Go Wild!: Donnie gives Chuckie a wedgie during the scene where they first meet.
  • Shrek 2: When Shrek's friends go to rescue him, Donkey, and Puss, Gingy exposes and pulls on Pinocchio's thong to prove he's wearing women's underwear.
  • The opening narration of Trolls features one Bergen giving another one a wedgie.
  • In The Wild Thornberrys Movie, Donnie gives Darwin, Nigel, and his grandparents wedgies while their dancing.

    Films - Live-Action 
  • At the end of Aliens in the Attic, the kids use the aliens' mind control device to make Ricky give himself a wedgie in front of his friends.
  • In Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Alvin and Simon give two jocks wedgies for harassing Theodore.
  • Anger Management opens up with a local bully giving a wedgie to an unsuspecting kid. Later, the bully's wedgie victim roller skates off into the distance while laughing at another child's misfortune and taunting them, before cutting away to the film's present setting. While he roller skates away you can see his stretched out tighty whities hang over his shorts.
  • One skit in Bad Grandpa has the titular grandpa give his grandson, Billy, a wedgie.
  • Bad Santa: In one scene, Thurman receives a wedgie from several bullies.
  • In Benchwarmers, at the end of the season's final game, Jerry receives a hanging wedgie from the main cast, as well as both of the little league teams.
  • Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey has the protagonists give Death Himself a Melvin to distract him while they escaped. Later on, as a Call-Back, Death gives the Big Bad one as well.
  • In Casper: A Spirited Beginning, the Ghostly Trio give a construction worker an atomic wedgie. The bullies in the film also ends with the local bully, Brock, and his lackies hanging by their underwear from a tree.
  • In Cop and a Half, Devon receives a bouncing wedgie from his bullies.
  • Deadpool: Deadpool gives one of Ajax's thugs a wedgie during the opening credits.
  • In the third Fred movie, a nerd can be seen hanging by his underwear during the opening song sequence.
  • In the film Funky Monkey, Michael receives a devastating wedgie from Seth while the former is trying to impress a girl he likes. His underwear is made visible to her, much to his embarrassment.
  • George of the Jungle: During a fight scene, George gives one of Lyle's henchmen an atomic wedgie.
  • Gulliver's Travels (2010): During the film's climax, Edward uses his robot suit to give Gulliver a wedgie that lifts him from the ground.
  • The Inbetweeners: Donovan gives Will a wedgie during their last day of school.
  • In Let Me In, Owen receives a wedgie from Jimmy.
  • Little Nicky: In one scene, the main characters (including the dog) are left dangling by their underwear over a lake of fire.
  • The Mask: The title character gives a gang leader an atomic melvin.
  • Minutemen opens with leads Virgil and Charlie, dressed as cheerleaders, stuck in hanging wedgies from the top of a ram statue.
  • Nacho Libre: During his wrestling match against Ramses, Nacho gives him an atomic wedgie.
  • In Pudsey the Dog: The Movie, George is given an atomic wedgie while trying to defend his brother and sister from a bully. After Pudsey knocks the bully over and George's sister comments on the dog's bravery, George wonders aloud why the dog gets all the credit. George's sister tells him to ask her again when he's not talking from inside his own underpants. She then helps him out of the wedgie.
  • In RV, a bully attempts to give Carl a wedgie.
  • In the television film Safety Patrol, bully Kent Marlowe and his safety patrol crew give wedgies to Red and Lucky after reciting the phrase, "Wedgie airlines leave on time." Later, Kent personally spins Red through the air by his underwear before both Red and Lucky are given hanging wedgies on a lamppost.
  • Scary Movie: Buddy gives Cindy a massive wedgie after they become friends in the second movie. Buddy also receives a hanging wedgie from a ghost later on in the movie. Happens again in the third film when Becca gives Katie a wedgie in the escalating pillow fight.
  • In a deleted scene of Scooby-Doo, Daphne accidentally gives herself a hanging wedgie from a tree while training in martial arts.
  • In 17 Again, back in high school, Ned receives a wedgie from a jock while posing for a picture for the basketball team.
  • When Ian is trying to impress two bullies thinking he downloaded a bootleg concert onto his iPod in The Spy Next Door, all that plays back is static noise which infuriates the bullies, resulting in them giving him a super wedgie and also stuffing him into a trash can.
  • In Ted 2, while attending Comic Con as The Tick, Patrick Warburton gives a nerd a wedgie.
  • In Weird Science, Wyatt gets a wedgie from a pissed off Chet.
  • In White Chicks, Karen gives Tiffany!Marcus a wedgie in order to help him better fit into a pair of tight pants.
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past: During the film's Signature Scene, Quicksilver briefly gives a security guard a pants wedgie.
  • In Zoolander, the titular character gives himself a melvin after trying to rip his underwear off.

     Literature 
  • Captain Underpants: The Wedgie Woman, the titular villain of the fifth book, accomplishes this through Prehensile Hair. Shown in the Trope Image.
  • Pontius Feeb of Mike Nelson's Death Rat! relied on these in high school to defeat bullies, he put one on the antagonist in the backstory, and he uses one to defend himself against Tiffinst attacking Danes in the story proper.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: In the eleventh book, "Double Down" Greg mentions how he saw an unsuspecting sixth-grader get a wedgie from an eight-grader bully.

     Live-Action TV 
  • In the According to Jim episode, "Trashed", Dana gives Andy a wedgie in order to get information out of him.
  • All That
    • In one skit, an elderly security guard (Amanda Bynes) gives Jack Desena a wedgie when he tries to get past her.
    • Another skit has several nerds give Kel Mitchell a wedgie to celebrate him becoming one of them.
  • The Amanda Show:
    • In a Judge Judy sketch, a nurse portrayed by Nancy Sullivan is given an atomic wedgie by three kids attending the jury.
    • In another skit, a teacher, also portrayed by Nancy Sullivan, gets a hanging wedgie from a trio of cheerleaders after trying to give them detention.
  • Big Brother
    • One of the first challenges of Season 11 involved the contestants having to endure hanging wedgies until there was only one person left hanging.
    • In Series 11 of the UK edition of the show, while at the pool, Josie gives Sam a major wedgie in his swimsuit.
  • The Brothers Garcia: In the episode "Hot Today, Chili Tomorrow", Carlos and George give Larry a wedgie in order to toughen him up.
  • In Cobra Kai, Aisha delivers a painful Melvin to Yasmine that ends up going viral on social media after putting up with so much of her bullying.
  • Cory in the House: In the episode "Making the Braid", Cory is grabbed by his stretchy underwear when he attempts to flee from a rival braiding business owner.
  • In an episode of Degrassi, JT gives Danny a wedgie while their fighting.
  • In the Drake & Josh episode "The Gary Grill", Josh receives a wedgie from an inmate shortly after he and Drake are released from jail.
  • 8 Simple Rules: In the episode "Pauland", Bridgett gives Kerry a wedgie while chasing after her.
  • In the British soap opera Doctors, Karen gives Zara a wedgie while the two of them are fighting after learning she's been sleeping with her son.
  • Even Stevens: In "Ren-Gate", after Louis catches two bullies giving a kid a wedgie, he punishes them by giving them wedgies in return.
  • The George Lopez Show: In the episode "George Nieces a New Media Room", George gives Max a wedgie after he hits on Veronica.
  • In the episode "Meet the Parrots" of Happy Endings, Penny tries to give her new baby bro Dave (Penny's mom and Dave's dad are together now) a wedgie, only to discover he isn't wearing any underwear.
  • The Haunted Hathaways: In one episode, Louie receives an atomic wedgie from bullies. Another episode has him and his friends being given hanging wedgies by those same bullies.
  • The Haunting Hour: In the episode "Swarmin' Norman", the titular character receives a wedgie from a bully. Later in the episode, he uses his control over bugs to force the same bully to give himself a wedgie.
  • In the September 11th 2015 episode of the soap-opera Holly Oaks, Reenie gives her daughter, Porsche, a wedgie for insulting her.
  • In an episode of the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids TV spin-off, a hipper Diane gives Nick a wedgie.
  • iCarly: Near the end of the episode "iHate Sam's Boyfriend", Carly, Sam, and Freddie get back at Sam's boyfriend Jonah, who had previously tried to kiss Carly, by hooking him on the "Wedgie Bounce," which is Exactly What It Says on the Tin, and leaving him on it for two hours straight.
    • Sam gives Freddie a wedgie near the end of the episode "iWill Date Freddie", under the guise of coming up to hug him, much to Sam and Carly's amusement.
  • Incredible Crew: In one skit, Tristin gives himself an atomic wedgie for bumping into Jeremy.
  • In Living Color!: In the skit "Lil Miss Trouble at the Museum", Edea randomly gives Parnell a wedgie.
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: In "The High School Reunion: Part 1", in order to fit in with the popular crowd, Dee helps Tim Murphy give Charlie, Frank, and Mac hanging wedgies. In part 2, "The Gang's Revenge", they get back at Dee by giving her a massive thong wedgie.
  • In one episode of The Latest Buzz, Amanda has her dad's assistant give Noah and Michael wedgies for betraying her.
  • In the episode "Tony Whine-Man" of Listen Up, we see in a flashback Tony's bully, Frank Varuzi, giving Tony a hanging wedgie on a tree in his tighty whities.
  • Kickin' It: In the episode "My Left Foot", during a football game, Eddie accidentally gives himself a hanging wedgie from the top of the scoreboard.
  • Liv and Maddie: In the Halloween episode, "Helgaween-A-Rooney", Helga uses her telekinesis to give Maddie and Joey wedgies at different points in the episode.
  • Lizzie McGuire: In the episode "Lizzie's Eleven", Lizzie gives Matt a wedgie in order to get him to cooperate.
    • In "Election", Lizzie tries to convince a bully to vote for her, but gets intimidated by him after he gives a kid a wedgie.
  • Mad Tv: In the Crafty Girls skit "Rodeo", Denise gives Kendra a melvin to prove that she's naughty to a pair of boys. By the end of the skit, the two girls start giving each other wedgies while riding on their new dates' backs.
  • Mr. Young
    • In "Mr. Younger Man", Echo, while filling in for school bully Slab, gives several nerds atomic wedgies.
    • In "Mr. Invisible", Adam gets a wedgie from an invisible Slab.
  • Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide: In the episode "Dares", Loomer gives himself an atomic wedgie under a dare.
  • Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn: In the episode "Urban Legend Outfitter" Ricky and Dicky are left in hanging wedgies from their lockers.
  • Quantum Leap: In the episode "Runaway", Sam, while in the body of a boy named Richie, receives two wedgies from Richie's bully of an older sister, Alexandria.
  • Saturday Night Live
    • In the "Spring Break '93" sketch, a male and female news reporter receive wedgies from several punks while reporting the news.
    • The premise of the "Wedgie Fever" sketch is that a contestant on the titular game show receives an increasing painful hanging wedgie for every trivia question he gets wrong.
    • In the "Little Brothers" sketch, Eli Manning gives a kid a wedgie for bullying his younger brother.
    • In the "Wooddridge High" sketch, a jock gives a nerd (Bobby_Moynihan) a wedgie in slow-motion as a cheerleader laughs at his expense.
  • Scrubs:
    • In the second season episode "My Kingdom," JD is a victim of a hanging wedgie, courtesy of the surgeons.
    • In the fifth season episode "My Missed Perception," The Janitor gives The Todd a "four-story atomic wedgie" off the side of the hospital using The Todd's banana-hammock underwear.
  • Seinfeld: The episode "The Library" has Elaine, George, and Jerry discussing the wedgie. At the end, George is given an atomic wedgie by an old gym teacher-who he had gotten fired for giving him a wedgie in high school.
  • Smallville: In the Season 9 episode "Warrior", Alec Abrams, now the superhero Warrior Angel, uses his newfound power to give a bully a wedgie.
  • During the song sequence of the Sonny with a Chance episode "High School Miserable", there's a brief montage of school bully Martha giving Brady a variety of different wedgies.
  • The Suite Life of Zack and Cody: In "Summer of Our Discontent", Zack receives several hanging wedgies from his classmates at summer school for being perceived as a nerd.
  • Supernanny: In one episode, a bratty girl gives her little brother a wedgie.
  • In the Unfabulous episode "The B Word", Addie has an imagine spot where she gives Genna's new boyfriend a wedgie after learning he has a reputation for cheating.

     Professional wrestling 
  • It is 'illegal' in professional wrestling to use articles of clothing for extra leverage, so naturally you will see someone trying to keep their pinned opponent folded over by yanking on their tights about once a month.
  • The standing wedgie is known as "The Polly Star special" in reference to a certain luchadora fond of the insult to injury.
  • The Undertaker's last ride is distinguished by from a regular power bomb by giving the other wrestler a Melvin before dropping them. He does not have to grab underwear per se, but most professional wrestlers wear some variant of Underwear of Power.
  • Chyna used to regularly give them to Michael Cole while she was in D-Generation X.
  • Christina Von Eerie received a wedgie, along with various other forms of abuse by ODB in Pro Wrestling Bushido. Derek Drexl also gave her one prior to a spiked pile driver at a North Western Wrestling Alliance show. In that case, Von Eerie would get a measure of revenge by yanking him off the top turnbuckle with what must have been a particularly painful wedgie.
  • At the 2015 WWC Euphoria, Angel Fashion used a wedgie the way most wrestlers would use "short arms" and "Irish whips", to pull Mike Mendoza toward him as he attempted to create distance and then whipped him into the ropes by his trunks.
  • While Radiant Rain didn't celebrate her loss to Angelus Layne at the 2018 NOVA Rip Her To Shreds, she agreed the wedgie she got was Actually Pretty Funny when looking back on it.

    Video Games 
  • Bully allows you to do these, natch. They're not useful in a fight, but damn if they're not funny to pull off, especially on Prefects.
  • In Day Of The Tentacle, Laverne, one of the protagonists, is stuck hanging by her underwear from a tree at the start of the game and needs to be rescued.
  • In the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas mission "Supply Lines", Zero is left hanging by his underwear by Berkley during a cutscene.
  • In Nightmare Ned, there's an enemy called a Wedgie Wall that will give Ned an atomic wedgie if he doesn't jump past it.
  • In some The Sims games, if your Relationship Values are low enough, you can give or receive a wedgie. Getting one is likely to surface as a fear when your Sim has an enemy.
  • Several SpongeBob SquarePants games feature a mini-game called "Underwear Bungee Jumping" in which SpongeBob deliberately hooks his undies on a hook and bounces up and down.

    Web Animation 

    Webcomics 
  • In Grrl Power Maxima gives Harem a ripping wedgie as "military discipline" after a poorly-received prank, leading to a painful chain reaction where all five versions of Harem keep injuring each other, to Maxima's amusement.
  • In It Sucks to Be Weegie!, Waluigi gives Luigi a wedgie after pretending to be hurt by his "Reason You Suck" Speech.

    Web Original 
  • In Cobra Kai, resident mean girl Yasmine pushes Aisha one step too far and gets an off-the-ground Melvin for her troubles. "No mercy, bitch!"

    Western Animation 
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: In the episode "The Trouble with Clones", Evil Cindy demonstrates an atomic wedgie on Evil Nick.
    • Planet Sheen: Sheen gets a series of wedgies from tiny aliens in the episode "Dawn of the Wedge".
  • American Dad!
    • Steve frequently receives wedgies from bullies.
    • In "Spelling Bee My Baby", Roger gives Hayley a melvin to speed-up her five stages of grief.
  • In one episode of As Told by Ginger, Darren receives a wedgie from a jock.
  • Back at the Barnyard
    • In the episode "Arcade of Doom", Snotty Boy gives the Donk E. Cheese mascot a wedgie. He later gets a wedgie in return from Otis.
    • In "Raging Cow", Otis gives a wrestler a wedgie during a montage of him imagining himself being a great wrestler.
  • Beavis and Butt-Head: In "Stewart's House", Beavis and Butt-head give Stewart a hanging wedgie from a coat hook after barging into his house.
  • Being Ian: Ian often receives wedgies from his brothers.
  • Ben 10:
    • In "Tourist Trap," Grandpa Max gets a hanging wedgie from one of the Megawhatts.
    • In all of their appearances in the original series, JT and Cash would give Ben a hanging wedgie, only for Ben as XLR8 to return the favor.
    • In "Perfect Day", Grandpa Max receives a wedgie from a nightmarish JT and Cash.
  • Bunsen Is a Beast: In the episode "Remote Outta Control" Amanda receives an atomic wedgie from her smart house's security system. She gets another one at the end of the episode, this time from her malfunctioning smart toaster.
  • Camp Lakebottom: In "Late Afternoon of the Living Glitch", Squirt's newly sentient underwear gives Gretchen a bouncing wedgie before her underwear gets caught on a tree branch.
  • Camp Lazlo: In the episode "Are You There S.M.I.T.S? It's Me Samson", a power-mad Samson gives Chip an atomic wedgie that snaps over his and Skip's heads.
  • Captain Flamingo: In the episode "Beyond the Thundermonkey Dome", the Warrior Monkey spends the entire episode giving all the kids in the neighborhood wedgies.
  • Chuck's Choice: In the episode "In Space, Norman Can Hear You", Norm receives a wedgie from Azataroth, a young wizard girl.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door: Jerry Rassic in the episode "Operation: B.U.L.L.I.E.S." lured Numbuh 4 to the titular Bully Island with the intent on getting revenge on him for receiving a "permanent" wedgie back in first grade, which Numbuh 4 doesn't even remember. Numbuh 4 subsequently runs afoul of a massive Wedgiesaurus Rex, which gives him a massive amount of wedgies, all of which Numbuh 4 knows by name. By the end of it, his undies have stretched to four times their normal size.
    • In "Operation: P.L.A.N.E.T.", Numbah 4 reecives a hanging wedgie from a unicorn's horn.
    • In "Operation: T.R.E.A.T.Y.", a kid in an atomic wedgie (given by his teenage brother) declares his opposition towards the peace treaty between the KND and the Teenagers.
  • The Cramp Twins: Wayne receives a hanging wedgie in the episode "Weepin' Wayne".
  • Danny Phantom
    • In the episode "Splitting Images", Danny gives Dash an atomic wedgie as revenge for bullying him. After Danny gets trapped in Poindexter's body, he gets several wedgies from that dimension's bullies.
    • In the two-part special "Reign Storm", Skulker gives Poindexter a hanging wedgie for calling him out on his Jerkass behavior. Danny also receives a flagpole wedgie from Dash at the end of the episode.
  • Dan Vs.: In the episode "The High School Reunion", the title character receives one from Elise after the former attempted to climb inside the high school window of the high school reunion.
  • The Day My Butt Went Psycho!: In "Wedgie Tales", Deuce becomes a circus star by receiving wedgies. At the end of the episode, concerned for Deuce's wellbeing, Zack opts to let himself get a hanging wedgie from a tightrope instead of Deuce, much to the circus goers entertainment. Eleanor gives herself one as well, only for the audience to be unimpressed by hers.
  • Drawn Together: Toot receives a devastating wedgie from the popular girls while at fat camp in the episode "A Tale of Two Cows".
  • Duck Dodgers: In "The Green Loontern," Dodgers uses a Green Lantern Ring to give the Cadet a hanging wedgie.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy:
    • In "Fool On the Ed", Ed, Double D, and Eddy all give each other wedgies.
    • In "Brother Can You Spare An Ed", Eddy decides to open up a wedgie booth as a scam; Kevin takes to it with glee and suspends Ed and Double D from a tree. By the end, Eddy gets Laser-Guided Karma and gets suspended from the tree by his underwear himself.
    • In "It Smells Like An Ed", Eddy gives Jimmy an atomic wedgie... resulting in Jimmy launching an extremely convoluted revenge plan.
    • In "An Ed Is Born", Eddy again receives a unique wedgie when Kevin attaches Eddy's boxers to the back of Kevin's bike and begins dragging him around the cul-de-sac.
    • In "Ed in a Half Shell" Eddy gives Jimmy several atomic wedgies while training him to be more like him.
  • El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera: In the episode "Tigre + Cuervo Forever", El Oso gives White Pandera an atomic wedgie using a thong he stole. In the same episode, White Pandera gets another wedgie, this time from The Flock and Fury.
  • Fairly Oddparents
    • In an episode entitled "Dream Goat!", Timmy receives an atomic wedgie from Vicky after freeing Chompy the goat from captivity. The mayor and a couple of police officers show up and mistakenly believe that Vicky has kidnapped the goat while Timmy apprehended her. One of the officers refers to Timmy as "Underwear Over Your Head Lad" and Timmy is celebrated throughout the town by people wearing hats resembling his briefs. Chompy also gives Vicky a wedgie at the end of the episode.
    • Timmy, Chester, and AJ are seen getting wedgies from the bully Francis in several episodes, with Timmy occasionally returning the favor.
    • In "Anti-Poof", Poof gives his evil doppelganger, Foop, an atomic wedgie.
  • Flying Rhino Junior High: Principal Mulligan gets an atomic wedgie from a comic book villain, Wedgie Woman, in the episode "Comic Book Chaos".
  • In the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends episode "Seeing Red", Terrence delivers an unpleasant one to Mac.
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Local bully Sperg is feared for his "deadly" wedgies.
  • Hey Arnold!: In "Veteran's Day", Grandpa Phil tells Arnold a far-fetched story about how he beat up and humiliated Adolf Hitler, including how he gave him a wedgie.
  • I Got A Rocket: Virtually everybody in the show receives a wedgie at least once, usually at the hands of the bully sibling trio called The Duckies. Main character Vinnie alone receives dozens of wedgies over the course of the series, including atomic, hanging, and wedgie vaultings, in which he is slung into the air by his own underwear.
  • In the Jackie Chan Adventures episode "Attack of the J-Clones", Jane defeats her clone by giving her a wedgie.
  • Jimmy Timmy Power Hour: In the third special, The Jerkinators!, Cindy gives Carl an atomic wedgie and uses his underwear as a makeshift drawing board.
  • Johnny Bravo: In the episode "Get Stinky", after running into his childhood nemesis, Stinky, Johnny gives himself a ripping wedgie before he believes she'll have a chance to do it herself.
  • Johnny Test
    • In "Dolly Johnny", Susan and Mary give Johnny a wedgie via voodoo doll.
    • In "Johnny Long Arms", a multi-armed Johnny gives bully Bumper an atomic wedgie during a brief fight.
  • Kappa Mikey:
    • In "Mikey Impossible", Lily uses a voodoo doll to give Mikey a wedgie.
    • In "Camp!", Mikey recounts a story when he accidentally received a hanging wedgie during his school play as a kid.
  • Kid VS Kat is very fond of this trope and uses it often, even with Coop wedgie-ing himself in "Flea Brains."
  • League of Super Evil
    • In the episode "Send in the Clones", Red Menace gets two wedgies from his evil clone.
    • In "Underwhere", Voltar's rival, Dr. Bodlington Von Pantaloon III, gives Red Menace, Doomageddon, and Doktor Frog atomic wedgies.
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot: In the episode "Return of the Raggedy Android", Brad receives an atomic wedgie from space biker Letta. The gang's pet later gives himself an atomic wedgie in an attempt to escape Jenny.
  • The Loud House: Lincoln receives an atomic wedgie from Lori after attempting to interrogate her in the episode "Sleuth or Consequences".
  • MAD: In the "My Little Pwny" skit, the Applejack expy gives a kid a wedgie.
  • The Mask had the titular character give Lt. Kellaway an atomic wedgie at least Once an Episode.
    • Occasionally he did it to other characters as well, in fact, it was almost his Signature Move.
    • It might be something built into the titular mask itself, as a psychiatrist using it gave people wedgies in such a way that their underwear got twisted into a makeshift straitjacket.
  • Mr. Meaty: In the episode "Wedgelor", Josh receives a hanging wedgie from the Tater Tots gang. He later unleashes a demon, the titular Wedgelor, that gives wedgies to Parker and several mall goers. Parker later defeats Wedgelor by giving him a massive wedgie that stretches all across the mall.
  • ˇMucha Lucha!: In the episode "Heart of Lucha", The Flea gives fellow bad guy student Tibor the Terrible a wedgie to show his increasing evilness.
  • In My Dad the Rock Star, there are several episodes where Buzz gives Willy and other characters wedgies.
  • My Gym Partner's a Monkey
    • In "Amazon Kevin", Adam receives a hanging wedgie by the rest of the students for inviting a nature show host that beats up animals to the school.
    • In "Me Adam, You Jake", Jake gives a nerdy crocodile a wedgie to prove he's a better Tarzan.
    • In "A Very Special Boy", Adam gives a sloth student a wedgie.
  • Nerds and Monsters: In the episode "Sub Sandwich", while Dudley and Irwin are fishing, they accidentally hook them to each others. Both thinking they actually caught something, they pull as hard as they can, giving each other wedgies.
  • Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero: In the episode "Chuckle City", Sashi gives Penn and Boone wedgies to prove that she knows how to have fun.
  • Phineas and Ferb: Baljeet regularly receives wedgies from resident bully Buford.
  • In the The Powerpuff Girls episode "Buttercrush", Snake of the Gangreen Gang delivers a painful one to an innocent child.
  • In the Regular Show episode "Temp Check", Muscle Man gives Thomas a "drive-by atomic wedgie".
    • "Viral Video" features a character named Wedgie Ninja, a viral video star whose claim to fame is giving wedgies to unsuspecting strangers. At the episode's climax, he destroys the Warden of the Internet by giving her a wedgie.
  • The Replacements
    • In the episode "Insecurity Guard", Todd has his new robot body guard give Buzz an atomic wedgie.
    • In "Days of Blunder", Buzz and his dad give Sheldon and his dad wedgies.
    • In "Conrad's Day Off", Donny gives himself a wedgie, believing himself to be a nerd.
    • In "Volcano Island", Todd and Riley trick Buzz's fake sister into giving him an atomic wedgie.
  • Robotboy: In the episode, "The Donnieator", Donnie Turnbull gives hanging wedgies to all the kids in the city after receiving a rocket-powered arm.
  • Robot Chicken: In the skit "Human Weapon", a jock demonstrates a painful wedgie known as the "Brazilian Covered Wagon" on the Nerd.
    • In the skit, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Locker", The Nerd receives another wedgie from a jock before getting shoved into the titular locker.
    • In the short skit, "The Usual Wedgie", a kid gets a wedgie from a bully, only to sigh in acceptance.
  • In an episode of The Secret Saturdays, Drew saves Zak when he falls from a cliff by grabbing him by his underwear.
  • The Secret Show: In the episode "Wedgie Attack", the Impostors (disguised as UZZ agents) give the husband of the world leader several wedgies on national television. Victor later gives the lead Impostor an atomic wedgie.
  • Sidekick: In the episode "Hullabaloo", Vanna gets an atomic wedgie from her older sister, Savannah. She later gives on to Savannah as revenge.
    • Another episode has Eric and Trevor give each other melvins.
  • The Simpsons
    • Nelson, along with other school bullies, regularly give Bart, along with the school's nerdy students, wedgies.
    • "When Flanders Failed" has Bart hanging from a basketball hoop by his underwear after trying to defend Lisa from bullies with his "touch of death".
    • In "A Star is Burns", Patty and Selma give a hanging wedgie to Jay Sherman for badmouthing MacGyver. Apparently, this has happened often enough that Bart can recognize the cause on sight.
    • "The Wandering Juivie" has a gag where a tough kid is lifting two smaller kids by their underwear like lifting dumbbells.
    • In "24 Minutes", Martin gives himself a hanging wedgie out of shame.
    • "Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore" has Milhouse convince Bart to let him give him a wedgie in order to look cool in front of his new friends.
    • In "New Kid on the Block", during an Imagine Spot, Laura gives Bart a wedgie while dancing with him.
  • 6teen
    • Jonsey receives a wedgie from Darth during a lightsaber fight in the episode "Breaking Up With the Boss's Son".
    • In the episode "Kylie Smylie", Jude receives an atomic wedgie from the Escalator Girls. At the end of the episode, Jude gets revenge by distracting them so Nikki can give them atomic wedgies, resulting in the bullies getting banned for indecent exposure.
  • South Park
    • In "Butter's Bottom Bitch", Butters receives a flagpole wedgie by his classmates for never kissing a girl.
    • In the episode "Cat Orgy", Cartman receives several wedgies from Shelly while she babysits him.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: In "Bottle Burglars", while trying to steal back the Krabby Patty secret formula from Plankton, Squidward receives a wedgie from Plankton's security system.
  • Squirrel Boy: In the episode "More Flower for You", Andy gives his dad a wedgie to make his plants happy.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil
    • In the episode "Freeze Day", while everyone else is frozen in time, Star and Marco save a kid getting a wedgie from a bully. Star then gives the bully an atomic wedgie in return.
    • In "On the Job" Buff Frog gives Dog Bull a wedgie for mocking him.
  • Stickin' Around: Bradley often gets wedgies from bullies Lance and Russel.
  • Stōked
    • In the episode "All We Are Saying Is Give Reef A Chance", while having a discussion with Good Emma and Bad Emma, Bad Emma gives Good Emma a wedgie.
    • In "Board and Confused", Reef and Wipeout are given hanging wedgies by the senior employees. Later in the episode, the senior employees give Reef another wedgie, this time atomic.
  • Super Best Friends Forever: In the short "Grounded", Supergirl gives Superman a wedgie when he tries to carry her back home.
  • Teen Titans: In the episode "Titans East: Part 1", Raven gives Beast Boy an atomic wedgie for gluing her hands to a video game controller.
  • Time Squad: In the episode "Dishonest Abe", Abraham Lincoln, tired of being "Honest Abe" decides to play pranks on people, including giving two citizens atomic wedgies.
  • Timon & Pumbaa: In the episode "Hakuna Potato", Timon and Pumbaa receive atomic wedgies from their bullies.
  • Total Drama
    • In "Basic Straining", Duncan rips off Harold's underwear with a fishing rod.
    • In "3:10 To Crazy Town", Leshawna and Heather accidentally get hanging wedgies during a challenge.
    • In the "Ex-Files", Owen gives himself atomic wedgie.
    • One of B's inventions accidentally launches Cameron by his underwear during Revenge of the Island's intro.
    • In "Mo' Monkeys, Mo' Problems", Jasmine gives Max a hanging wedgie after he starts annoying her.
  • In the Ultimate Spider-Man episode "Ulitmate Deadpool", Deadpool gives a random Mook an atomic wedgie in his introductory scene.
  • Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?: In "Summer Camp", Cubey gets a wedgie from a girl during a water balloon fight.
  • In Whats With Andy, Andy and Danny regularly receive wedgies from bullies.
  • In one episode of World of Quest Quest uses his sword to give Prince Nestor a wedgie.
  • The X's: In the episode "Truman X: Super Villain", Glowface shows clips of Truman getting atomic wedgies from his sister Tuesday in order to get him to betray his family. Truman later gets his revenge by giving his family atomic wedgies in return.
  • In the Yin Yang Yo! episode "Dojo Oh No", Ultimoose uses his mechanical antlers to give one of his students an atomic wedgie.

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