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Deb: Well, is anyone else here? I'm trying to earn money for college.
Kip: Your mom goes to college!

Your mom's so stupid, when she was asked to Describe Your Mom Here, she said she didn't know your mom.

In a war of Volleying Insults, insulting the opponent's mother is a useful snappy comeback. After all, Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas, and going directly after their mother is a surefire way to strike a nerve in one's opponent.

In its most primitive form, the trope is a No, You variant of the Lame Comeback, but with "your mom" substituted for "you" ("Your mom's a lame comeback!") The next step up is "That's what your mom said!", becoming a more explicit Double Entendre. But the minimum for an artfully done "Your Mom" joke (such as it is) is along the lines of "Your mom's so fat/stupid/old/slutty, she [insert joke here]", which lends itself very well to Volleying Insults, to the point that it's a staple of the genre, and a theme of the "Dirty Dozens" comedy game.

Other family members or significant others may be substituted (e.g. "your wife", "your old man"), but people are most likely to have good relationships with their mothers, so "your mom" is the most effective of them. A Berserk Button for an Extremely Protective Child.

Of course, dialectical variants exist as well, from the ghetto-sounding "yo' mamma" to the Australian "ya mum", as used in the nation's prolific swearing. And as always, Wikipedia provides much more detail, in its traditional deadpan way.

A "Your Mom" joke was found baked into a cuneiform tablet from 1,500 BC, which means Your Mom really is Older Than Dirt (and also that she Really Gets Around).

Compare I Banged Your Mom, the logical endpoint — where "your mom" really did have sex with the speaker. Could be considered the Spear Counterpart of My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad.

These are the examples your mom gave us last night:

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  • The Nerdcore bumper on G4TV starring YTCracker has him giving this line:
    Mess with me, you'll feel the wrath of Anon and Khan
    We'll get that Rule 34 on your mom
  • Back-to-School 2014 ads for Kmart parody this trope, with a bunch of kids trading escalating Your Mom compliments given in a tone meant to sound like insults.
  • A variant is used in a commercial for "Chiclets" gum, with "your Sensei" instead of your mom:
    Karateman 1: Yo' sensei is so fat, he could sell shade!
    Karateman 2: Your sensei is so dumb, he sits on the TV and watches the couch.
  • A 2008 AMP Energy commercial featured two hockey goaliesnote  facing off in a boxing ring in full gear, delivering Your Mom jokes. The winning zinger is delivered in Chinese.
  • A Slim Jim commercial features two guys whose car breaks down and get picked up by an Amish man:
    Man: I gotta ask, man. What's it like living without the internet?
    Amish Man: It's all right. I just get photos of your mom through the mail.
  • A GEICO commercial features a medieval peasant heckling a knight by first insulting his beard, then his armor, and finally ends by just saying "Your mum!"
  • A commercial for Dead Space 2 had the tagline, "Your mom hates this!", and showed the reactions of a focus-group of mothers or women in their 40's and 50's to the goriest and most violent parts of the game. Never mind that the game is rated M, and therefore not geared towards players whose mothers' opinions about the game (or them playing it) might matter. It generated controversy in the gaming community because of that.
  • It's Thinking: In the NHL 2K commercial, one of the Red Wings tells the player, "Your mommy is so ugly that when she was born, the doctor slapped her mommy!" in a post-match brag call.

    Anime & Manga 
  • In Canaan, Mino and Santana's mud-slinging match in the fifth episode eventually devolves into this sort of thing.
  • Parodied in one Crayon Shin-chan comic strip where the titular character gets into a childish argument with his father, Hiroshi. Shin-Chan try name-calling at Hiroshi's wife, and Hiroshi retaliates with this trope, only for Misae to walk in on the two. The next page shows both Shin-Chan and Hiroshi sporting Cranial Eruptions.
    Shin-Chan: Your wife have a flat chest!
    Hiroshi: Well, your mom have a huge butt!
    Misae: [walking in] You're both talking about me! *whack*
  • In the first episode of Desert Punk Kanta insults his quarry's mother (the original Japanese uses the "outie" insult, while the English just calls her a dirty whore). Thing is, the quarry happens to Hulk Out when he's mad. Then, much later, on Kosuna's first job after assuming the mantle of Desert Punk for herself, she faces the same guy — and (at least in the Japanese) insults his mother again.
  • Dragon Ball Z:
    • In the original Japanese version, Gohan shouts a Your Mom joke at Nappa and accidentally guesses that she has an outie belly button.
    • When Uub refuses to step into the ring with Goku because of stage fright, Goku tries to motivate him by insulting his family:
      Goku: Hey, yo' momma's so fat, cows moo at her!
  • Gintama: The titles of the Terakado Tsuu's song often take the form of your mom jokes. The first one we hear is "Your father is a [X]", then there is "Your big brother is a Hikikomori, "You mother is a [X]". For extra humor, theses the "your" in theses title use the rather rude second-person pronoun omae. Not something you'd expect from a cutesy Idol Singer.
  • Parodied in Ouran High School Host Club, where identical twins Hikaru and Kaoru both finish off a volley of insults with "Your momma wears too much make-up!"

  • Jeff Dunham has sort of a Running Gag where José Jalapeño on a Steek will throw one of these at Peanut:
    • For instance, after Peanut calls José a "Mexican condiment":
      José: I do not use them.
      Peanut: You don't?
      José: And neither did your mother!
    • Shortly thereafter:
      Peanut: Your mother was a corn dog!
      José: On a steek!
    • And in the Christmas Special, Jeff asks José what he wants for Christmas and Peanut butts in:
      Peanut: I think he needs a bigger stick.
      José: That's not what your mother said!
  • On Occupation: Foole, George Carlin talks about "playing the dozens":
    Some places had rules when you were puttin' each other down: "No mothers, man! No mothers!" We didn't have that rule. We'd start right in with your mother... and work from there: "Hey, where'd ya go last night?" "I was out wit' your mother, man! Aha-hah-hah!"... That originated in black street culture as "the dozens." Or "cappin'" on each other, "signifyin'." [Low voice] "The dozens... playin' the dozens... Ya wanna play the dozens? Well, the dozens is a game. But the way I fuck ya mother is a goddamn shame!"

    Comic Books 
  • In the Clerks comic:
    "Yo, why are they fighting?"
    "They're claiming first dibs."
    "On what?"
    "Your mom, of course."
    "... He's lucky I just took three Percocets."
  • Issue 611 of Amazing Spider-Man sees a Let's You and Him Fight between Spider-Man and Deadpool degenerate into a gladiatorial battle of "Yo Momma" jokes (as in, they end up just standing in the middle of a basketball court firing zingers off at each other). After Spidey pushed him just a bit too far, Deadpool prepares to break out "Yo Mommageddon", a "Yo Momma" crack he's honed so perfectly that it causes people to cry themselves to death (except in Hebrew, where it only makes people bite their own tongues off — he found out the hard way when he sold it to Mossad). He's just about to break it out when his beeper goes off, revealing that he's done for the day. He then cheerfully offers to buy Spidey a beer. One of the kids who were watching the "fight" calls Deadpool out claiming he was making it up. Deadpool whispers half the joke in the kid's ear, and he immediately starts crying.
  • In Ultimate Spider-Man, Spidey's costume is destroyed, and he has to wear a cheap, improvised replacement. When he confronts a crook who asks him where his real uniform was. Spidey retorts, "Your mom's washing it for me." He later admits that jokes like that are usually beneath him, but he's not exactly on his A-game.
  • In ABC Warriors, during the Volgan War, Ro-Jaws provoked Mek-Quake into attacking him (thus saving the other Warriors) with a string of "your mother" jokes. Blackblood tries to persuade Mek-Quake that, since they're all robots, none of them have mothers. It doesn't work. The greatest moment has to be this exchange:
    Mek-Quake: (chasing Ro-Jaws) I will do unspeakable things to you!
    Ro-Jaws: (running away) Last night I did unspeakable things to your mother!
  • Scott Pilgrim:
    • During Scott's fight with Matt Patel, Ramona's First Evil Ex-Boyfriend, Scott tries to rattle Matt by asking about the time Matt and Ramona dated.
      Scott: C'mon, man, dish! Got any embarrassing stories?
      Matt: Y-your mom is an embarrassing story!
    • In a high school flashback, the evil Benvi Tech boys kidnap Kim P. Scott goes to rescue her and faces Simon Lee:
      Simon Lee: So, this is the best St. Joel can muster?
      Scott: That's not what your mother said last night!
  • The Half a Life arc of Gotham Central revolved around the involuntary outing of Renee Montoya, who has already had to deal with being a Hispanic woman in the predominantly white male Gotham City Police Department. When it is revealed that she is also gay, a lot of the other GCPD detectives (who dislike her and the Major Crimes Unit as a whole because of their basic honesty in the highly corrupt police force) begin insulting her even more. Renee, however, has never been one to just take the abuse when other people decide to dish it out.
    Detective Lowe: You're probably in a hurry to get home to your little lady or whatever you call her, huh? The night time is the right time for love and all that, right?
    Detective Montoya: That's what your mother tells me.
    Detecive Lowe: ...Dyke.
  • From the second issue of the Kingdom of Loathing comic book series:
    A creepy clown: You must be Jill! Your mother tried to bind me with entangling noodles, but through a hole in the plot, the noodles crushed her instead. Your mother screamed your name as she died!
    Jill: Yeah? Well, your mother screams my name every night!
  • In the 1986 DC Comics mini-series Legends, Beast Boy makes fun of G. Gordon Godfrey speaking on the television against superheroes, saying, "Your father wears your mother's Army boots."
  • The ringleader of a gang who picks on young Steve Rogers in a Captain America flashback says, "Introduce me to yer ma, I'll keep her warm for ya!", prompting one of his sidekicks to remind him "Mas are off-limits. Street code."
  • Red Ears: Subverted in a comic where a guy in a bar repeatedly gets approached by a drunk man who loudly tells him he screwed his mother. The punchline: "Dad, just go home. You're drunk."
  • Subverted in a Guardians of the Galaxy comic, where Rocket greets an alien shopkeeper by asking "Did your mom like the crabs I gave her?" It turns out she likes Earth seafood.
  • The F1rst Hero: When Jake Roth asks the mafia where they found Odinson, he responds thusly.
    Odinson: They found me on top of your mom.
  • Milestone Comics
    • Blood Syndicate: In issue three, Third Rail taunts some underlings by saying "Your mother's so stank, she flosses with bacon!"
    • Kobalt: The 11th issue has Kobalt taunt the villain Dozer by asking if his appearance is the result of his mother having a fling with John Deere.
    Dozer: Be careful about what you say about my momma.
    Kobalt: You're right. If she looks anything like you, she couldn't even get a date with a tractor.
  • Batman Beyond (Rebirth): At the end of "The Final Joke", Matt McGinnis, who has become the Robin to his older brother Terry's Batman, shows defiance in the face of the Joker threatening his life by making a remark about his mother.
    Joker: Last chance, kiddo. Who are you talking to on that radio of yours?
    Matt: Your mom. Said she should've thrown herself off a bridge instead of having you.

    Comic Strips 
  • Beetle Bailey used the "Your mother wears army boots!" variant (explained below) when Beetle gets fed up with Sarge and throws the line at him. Sarge's response implies that she really was in the Army:
    Sarge: I didn't know he knew Mom.
  • In Dilbert's Dogbert's Clues for the Clueless, Dogbert explains that while insulting somebody's mother is impolite, "fathers are fair game." He illustrates this by rattling off a bunch of "your father is so dumb" jokes.
  • Garfield has several G-rated versions:
    • When Garfield stands on the talking scale:
      Scale: Let me put it this way... Have you ever considered a career as a river barge?
      Garfield: Your mother was a blender!
      Scale: That hurt.
    • The "Your mother wears Army boots!" line gets frequent play:
      • When he does his act on the fence and gets heckled, he tells his audience: "All of your mothers wear army boots!"
      • He uses the line on a dog, who merely walks away thinking, "He's lucky Mom was in the military."
      • Jon tries to train Garfield to be an "attack cat", and makes a dummy for him to practice on. When he orders "Attack!", Garfield just tells the dummy, "Your mother wears combat boots!"
    • Garfield, in a bad mood, shouts to a bunch of dogs, "All your mothers wear flea collars!", which gets him beaten up.
    • Garfield barks something to a chained dog, who gets really mad. Garfield explains that it meant, "Your mother has fleas."
    • Odie is chasing cars and Garfield tries to warn him that he could get clobbered. Then he remembers that's a good thing, so he tells Odie that a Buick had said "unkind things" about his mother.
    • Garfield as "The Caped Avenger", would get into all sort of troubles and be bailed out by his sidekick Odie (AKA Slurps). When Garfield smacks a dog and tells him his mother chased garbage trucks, Slurps resigns his "commission".
    • Garfield playing the trope as straight as possible:
      Garfield: Well, your mother is so fat that your family photo had to be taken by Voyager 2!
  • U.S. Acres:
    • Booker once scores a rare victory against the worms by plugging a hole with a cork, calling the worm's mother a "garden hose", and waiting for the worm to come to the surface with a snappy comeback, only to hit his head on the cork.
    • A worm tells Booker his mother swam after garbage scows. Booker chases the worm in retaliation but gets stuck in the worm's hole. Then Orson, whom Booker affectionately calls "Mom", shows up in a swimsuit and tells Booker to hurry up, because the garbage scow is coming down the creek. Booker groans in frustration.
    • Feeling bored, Wade tells Cody his mother has fleas so Cody will chase him away.
    • Orson wonders why Roy considers himself qualified to be the judge of an "ugly face contest". Roy says he knows ugly when he sees it:
      Lanolin: He should.
      Roy: What was that about my mother?
    • Roy, over a frozen lake, teasing a fish: "Hey, fish! Your mother wears waders!" Then a strong fish breaks through the ice and drags Roy's face into the water. Roy ends the strip with a broken and frozen face.
  • One FoxTrot strip has Jason and Marcus trash-talking each other before a test with "your momma" lines. This strip led to the name of one of the compilation books, Your Momma Thinks Square Roots Are Vegetables.
  • Caesar from The Boondocks is a walking encyclopedia of "yo' momma" jokes.
  • Curtis is always getting these from the strip's two bullies, Derek and "Onion".
  • One Peanuts has Woodstock showing off his new Mickey Mouse shoes to Snoopy. Snoopy tells him that they're very nice, but asks him if he's worried that people will ask him if his mother wore combat boots. Then Snoopy asks him that himself. Woodstock responds with a kick.

    Fan Works 
  • Manchester Lost has Adam use this twice — both times against entities without mothers.
  • In My Little Mages: The Nightmare's Return, during Nightmare Moon's assault on Magiville:
    Nightmare Moon: Is this how thou treat all visiting royalty? With threats of violence thou cannot hope to fulfill? Or was thy mother too busy whoring herself to teach thee proper manners?
    Rainbow Dash: Congratulations. That was the worst yo mama joke I've ever heard.
  • One Glee fanfic has Puck, in accordance with his canon persona, try to get a rise out of Kurt by claiming to have had sex with his mother. Kurt leaves, visibly upset, and Puck finds out from Finn that Kurt's mother is dead. Ouch.
  • Calvin throws a lot of these in early episodes of Calvin & Hobbes: The Series; Socrates and Hobbes get in on it a little as well.
  • A Future of Friendship, a History of Hate: In Episode 2, Spike does this to distract a bunch of shadow wraith possessed guards in order to allow Twilight a chance to sneak into the castle. They're mostly confused but chase him anyway.
    Spike: Your mothers were a bunch of three-legged mule chasers! (blows a raspberry)
  • Bait and Switch:
    • "The Universe Doesn't Cheat" has Eleya use the Klingon equivalent, "Hab SoSlI’ Quch!" at one point.
    • "Frostbite": Tess asks the other captured members of the away team if they said anything under interrogation.
      SPC. Atti: I called his mother a whore. Does that count?
  • Ninja Wizard Book 2:
    Piers: Well, well, well. If it isn't the freak. What're you doing freak? Out here playing with yourself or something?
    Harry: Nah, I was playing with your mom. Tell her hi from me when you see her again.
  • Guys Being Dudes: The Bumper Sticker on the back of Arlo's car reads "How's My Driving? Tell it to your mom! You know, so she can relay it to me when I fuck her."
  • In The Mate of the KuvaH'magh SoS, B'Elanna Torres gets involved in curse-warfare with some Klingons being hosted on Voyager.
    "The only reason I don't slaughter you with my bare teeth, T'Greth, is that your brain is obviously addled from a century of inbreeding. Why, if your mother had screwed any other man besides her brother, I would kill you where you stand!"
  • In Albus Dumbledore and the Harbinger of Magic, Luna, who's disguised as Fleur at the time, has to get the attention of an acromantula in the Third Task maze.
    Luna-as-Fleur: Hey attercup! Your mother spins tea-cozies!
  • Played for an Insult Backfire in one of Marik's Evil Council videos:
    Teddy: Your mother plays card games in hell!
    Marik: I know! That's because I killed her!
  • Fun With Akatsuki: Sasori uses this joke on Scorpion from Mortal Kombat by saying that he had sex with his mother. Scorpion tries to attack Sasori, but Sasori steals his spear.
  • In Heritage of the Wolf, Balto attacks Steele when he insults Balto's mother.
  • Remnant Inferis: DOOM:
    • The Marauder mocks the Doom Slayer with, "Your father was a usurper. Your mother, a heretic. And you, a FALSE idol."
    • When the Doom Slayer was about to kill Deag Nilox, Nilox used his final moments to call the Slayer's mother, Aelia, a whore.
  • Discussed in the epilogue of The Thing from Another World. Marco asks Tom who he's texting, and he replies with "your mom". Ax starts a tangent about how he recognises that form of humour, until Marco says that Tom was being literal.
  • The Mountain and the Wolf: The Wolf likes this one (among other, even cruder insults), using it against the likes of Gregor Clegane, Ramsay Bolton, Euron Greyjoy and Bronn, sometimes with a side order of I Banged Your Mom.
    You sure you want to do this alone, Bronny-boy? You could find some hired blades, make it three on one, same as your mother likes!
  • Bonds Through Time T He Adventures Of Inuyasha And Kagome: During their initial fight, Inuyasha holds back and tries to reason with Sango... until she insults his mother by claiming she must have been "very stupid or desperate" to conceive him with his father. He immediately beats her back and comes close to killing her with his bare hands, but Kagome arrives just in time to stop him.
  • In the Empath: The Luckiest Smurf story "Empath The Wartmonger", Bramble of the Pussywillow Pixies taunts Empath (who at that time was turned into a Wartmonger) with "your mother was a tadpole".
  • In Chapter 70 of BlazBlue Alternative: Remnant, a lot of Terumi's insults towards Ruby during their fight involve making fun of her mother, whom he claims to have killed. It all drives Ruby into an Unstoppable Rage.
  • In Alliances of Convenience Ron and Draco decide to break up Harry and Daphne by writing a phony love letter from Daphne to someone else.
    Draco: Dearest moonflower of my heart.
    Ron: Piss off, no one writes like that.
    Draco: Get a lot of love letters, do you, Weasley?
    Ron: Yeah, from your mum.
  • Naru-Hina Chronicles: When Sakura is interacting with Tayuya for the first time, she hears the latter swearing a lot:
    Sakura: Cute mouth you have, do you kiss your mother with it?
    Tayuya: No, I kiss yours. Or at least I would if her prices weren't so expensive.
  • Thicker than a Wall of Bricks:
    Marietta: Don't you idiots realise which way the wind blows? Dumbledore is out and now the Ministry can start to make things right. They already got rid of two useless teachers and -
    Katie: That's rich coming from a traitorous bitch.
    Marietta: I had to do what I did. My mother was -
    Katie: Your mother blows cocks a knut apiece in Knockturn Alley and still has more honour than you.
  • Things I Am Not Allowed to Do at the PPC: A few rules ban making "your mother" jokes around certain canon characters, such as people who lost their mothers in tragic circumstances or Norman Bates.
  • Time Turned Back:
    Shanks: I might have bitten off more than I can chew over here. I need an extra fist or two to help me out. And could you possibly hurry?
    Gabriel: Exactly what the hell did you do?
    Shanks: I may have insinuated that one of these idiot Death Eater's mother had mated with a particularly slow witted flobberworm.
  • Trouble Brewing has Harry and Draco trading these for a bit.
    Draco: Oh, you didn't know? Your mother is the reason Dumbledore turned gay.
    Harry: Oh, yeah? Well, your mother is so old that she used to babysit Dumbledore.

    Films — Animation 
  • In Aladdin: The Return of Jafar, Abu apparently does this to Iago, who angrily snaps back, "Hey! Do I insult your mother?"
  • An American Tail has a scene in Fievel Goes West where Tiger escapes a pack of dogs on a train. He takes the time to shout back in triumph, "Your momma was never housebroken!"
  • In Balto, Steele's first onscreen round of bullying the title character, a Wolf-Dog, climaxes with him saying, "I have a message for your mother," and then mockingly howling.
  • Bébé's Kids features a Dozens fight between Robin and Dorthea.
  • In Cars 2, when the lemon cars interrogate the spy Rod "Torque" Redline about his associate, Torque says it was "Your mother. Oh no, I'm sorry, it was your sister. You know, I can't tell them apart these days." He is killed by them shortly afterward.
  • In Heavy Metal 2000, Tyler makes this insult toward the leader of the lizardmen to challenge him to a fight.
    Tyler: Your mother's a Hectarian whore's handbag!
  • Lilo & Stitch: While trying to capture Stitch in Lilo and Nani's house, Jumba starts arguing with Stitch about why he should just come quietly. Most of Stitch's responses are in an alien language, while Jumba speaks in English. One particular phrase seemed to hit a little below the belt:
    Stitch: Yu porma dissy!
    Jumba: Ugh! Leave my mother out of this!
  • In TMNT, after fighting a monster they had never seen before and trying to figure out what it was, Michelangelo turns to Donatello and says, "It looked like your mom, dude!" Donatello just replies, "Yeah... that would make it your mom too. Doofus."
  • In Turning Red, Tyler insults Mei's mother when she refuses to entertain his party guests any further.
    Tyler: Go back to your psycho mom and your creepy temple, you freak!

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Alien Nation: A fairly nasty insult amongst Newcomers is that one's "mother mates out of season."
  • The Funhouse Massacre: When a scared-sounding man calls Deputy Doyle about actual deaths occurring in the Land Of Illusion Haunted House Attraction, he says they looked like "Your Mom last night!" and bursts out laughing. This causes Doyle to ignore any similar calls from the attraction on the grounds that there more prank calls.
  • Johnny Mnemonic:
    The Priest: Who's "Jones"?
    Spider: He's that guy who fucks your mother.
  • Star Trek (2009): Don't go there with Spock. His mother is a human, which gives him an emotional component not found among other Vulcans.
  • Napoleon Dynamite provides the page quote. It's an even pettier example than usual because Deb wasn't even talking to Kip, who was in a different room and had never met her.
  • Short Circuit:
  • The Exorcist has a particularly infamous example when Pazuzu says, "Your mother sucks cocks in hell!" It's been parodied in several places:
  • In Chinatown, Jake Gittes uses the wife variation to insult a cop:
    Loach: What happened to your nose, Gittes? Somebody slammed a bedroom window on it?
    Jake: Nope. Your wife got excited. She crossed her legs a little too quick, you understand what I mean, pal?
  • The Departed:
    Ellerby: Go fuck yourself.
    Dignam: I'm tired from fucking your wife.
    Ellerby: How is your mother?
    Dignam: Good, she's tired from fucking my father.
  • Ghostbusters:
    • From Ghostbusters when Walter Peck tries to have the Ghostbusters arrested:
      Peck: Hold it! I want this man arrested! Captain, these men are in criminal violation of the Environmental Protection Act, and this explosion is a direct result of it!
      Egon: YOUR MOTHER— (the rest of what Egon says dissolves into a fist-fight and a rare moment where he expresses actual emotion; it's assumed he said something to the tune of "Your mother's a violation of the EPA")
    • The 2016 remake has a scene where, after years of not speaking, Abby tries to insult Erin in this manner — before immediately backtracking and sheepishly admitting Erin's mom is really nice and she's always liked her.
  • Bedazzled (2000): (in Spanish) "Your mom wears combat boots!"
  • Major League:
    • Catcher Jake Taylor gets a batter to pop up for a game-ending out with a little impromptu trash-talking along these lines:
      Taylor: By the way, saw your wife last night, hell of a dancer, you must be very, very proud. I mean that guy she was with, I'm sure he's a close personal friend and all. But tell me, what was he doing wearing her panties on his head?
    • Earlier in the film, another player was similarly trash-talking Taylor.
      "How's your wife and my kids?"
  • In Monty Python and the Holy Grail, This is the core of most of the taunts the Frenchmen throw at the knights.
    Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelled of elderberries!
    I don't want to talk to you anymore, you son of a window dresser! I wave my private parts at your aunties!
    Go boil your bottoms, sons of a silly person!
  • Kingdom of Heaven:
    Guy: Would that I had known you when you were still capable of making bastards.
    Godfrey: I knew your mother when she was making hers. Fortunately, you're too old to be one of mine.
  • Remember the Titans has a scene where the black players are telling "yo' momma" jokes about the white guys in the locker room, and the white guys take offense until one of them joins in, whereupon it's revealed that it's a form of bonding.
  • The Expendables: In the scene where Paine has Barney Ross captured and in a headlock:
    Paine: How many men you got?
    Barney: Just your mother!
  • Y tu mamá también: The movie's title is this trope (usually translated "And your mama too!") Unusually for this trope, the character who says it actually has had sex with the other's mother.
  • In Navy Seals (1990), a terrorist attempts this while holding a woman as a hostage during a standoff sequence against Lieutenant Hawkins and Leary.
    Terrorist: [speaks in unsubtitled Arabic]
    Hawkins: What's he saying?
    Leary: Something about your mother.
    [cue Hawkins executing said terrorist with a Boom, Headshot!]
    Hawkins: Never. Talk about mom.
  • In Super Troopers, one cop tests out a bulletproof cup and gets knocked down. When asked how he feels, he responds, "Good enough to fuck your mother!"
  • In the intro to Menace II Society, the convenience store clerk tells one of the lead's that he feels sorry for his mother. The duo were leaving the store peacefully but get angry at the insult and start shooting the store up:
    "I feel sorry for your mother."
    "What'chu say 'bout my mama?"
  • Echoed word for word in a parody of the scene in Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.
  • In Baseketball, "Squeak" reads from an index-card:
    Kenny "Squeak" Scolari: Your mother's deaf...
    Ed Tuttle: My mother's dead, you little twerp.
    Kenny "Squeak" Scolari: I guess that why she didn't move around a lot. [Oh, Crap! look]
  • Heavy Metal Parking Lot:
    "What are you here to see?"
    "Your mother!"
  • The school counselor in Afterschool uses these jokes to break the ice:
    Dr. Virgil: How's your mother?
    Robert: Okay, I guess.
    Dr. Virgil: Do you know she has crabs so big I ride them to work?
  • Die Another Day:
    Zao: Who sent you?
    Jinx: Your momma. She wanted me to tell you that she's real disappointed in you.
  • In the film Best Player, when Quincy tried to tell one of his adversaries he really loves her mother, it was taken for a provocation.
  • Anaconda:
    British Guy: I could pay someone to kill you.
    Ice Cube: I could kill you right now for free.
    British guy: You and whose army?
    Ice Cube: Yo' momma's.
  • In Friday:
    Craig: (pulls a Glock out of his drawer and shoves it in Smokey's face)
    Smokey: Man, where you get that from?
    Craig: Yo' momma.
  • From Snatch.:
    • When Boris is told that the stolen diamond is in the case handcuffed to Franky Four-Fingers' hand:
      Boris the Blade: [muttering] Yob tvoyu mat... (Russian, "Fuck your mother...")
    • Before the climactic big fight.
      Errol: Oi, fuckface, he wasn't asking you.
      Turkish: "Fuckface." That's clever, Errol. I'll have to remember that next time I'm climbing off yer mum.
  • From The Terminator:
    Detective Traxler: Well, how do I look?
    Detective Vukovich: Like shit, boss. note 
    Detective Traxler: Yo' mama.
  • In The Waterboy, during a football game, Bobby Boucher wishes an opposing player good luck before the next play, but that player rudely replies, "I'll be playing with your mama tonight", making Bobby ominously mutter "62", his jersey number. During the play, Bobby intercepts the ball but idiotically gives it back to that player, who takes it for a touchdown to beat Bobby's team. Though Bobby roughhouses him anyway.
    Bobby: I love my momma very much. Now you know that.
  • In The Dark Knight The Joker does one by insulting Gambol's grandma:
    The Joker: If we don't deal with this now, soon [shrug] little Gambol here won't be able to get a nickel for his grandma.
    Gambol: Enough! From the clown!
  • A variation from Mean Girls:
    Student: Cool wig, Janis. What's it made of?
    Janis: Your mom's chest hair!
  • Played With in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, where Wes Mantooth is taunted with the thought that one of the News 4 team would take his mother out to dinner... and not call the next day.
  • Ax 'Em features a lengthy sequence consisting entirely of the characters telling each other "yo' mamma" jokes.
  • White Chicks has a full-blown "yo' momma" fight.
  • In Red Heat, Ivan Danko translates one of Viktor Rostavili's lines as this in order to provoke Art Ridzik into lashing out:
    Art Ridzik: Where is...the locker...that this key...opens!?
    Viktor Rostavili: Еби свою маму в задницу.Latin transliteration English translation 
    Art Ridzik: What did he say?
    Ivan Danko: He say, "Go and kiss your mother's behind."
  • Parodied in the first Scary Movie. Brenda berates her brother Shorty, and he calls her mother stupid. She points out that he just insulted his own mother, as they're full siblings. Then he insults her father, and she doesn't mind because she never met the guy, and as he realizes, neither has he.
  • In Tropic Thunder, when Jeff Portnoy, a hardcore heroin addict, is tied up by the rest of the group before they take on Flaming Dragon's compound (at his insistence, ironically), he starts going cold turkey in a bad way. it leads us to this:
    Kevin: Jeff, you're just gonna have to tough it out.
    Jeff: Your mother's a cankerous whore!!! Beat Hey, remember that time I called your mother a cankerous whore? I'm sorry. I didn't mean that.
  • In Ender's Game, Bean delivers an awesome zinger of this type at Bernard when asked how he got such good test scores:
    Bernard: They probably cheated.
    Bean: Your mom cheated; that's why you look like a plumber.
  • In Raging Bull, Joey LaMotta gets like this when he talks (presumably) to Sal on the phone, not aware that Jake LaMotta is on the phone, too:
    Joey: You listening? Your mother sucks fucking, big, fucking elephant dicks! You got that?
  • Taking a cue from its source material The Body, listed below under Literature, this exchange in Stand by Me:
    Gordie: Shut up!
    Teddy, Vern, and Chris: I don't shut up, I grow up. And when I look at you I throw up! Aeoo!
    Gordie: Then your mother comes round the corner and she licks it up.
    Others: Uhhhhh!
    Adult Gordie: Finding new and preferably disgusting ways to degrade a friend's mother was always held in high regard.
  • Chasing Amy: "Your mom is a tracer!"
  • In The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Tick says to Felicia, "Is it true when you were born the doctor turned around and slapped your mother?"
  • In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), this is basically Leo's answer when Raph asks who put him in charge.
  • Fear City: When Detective Wheeler interrogates Rossi, Rossi insults him by calling the police officer's mother a whore. He gets decked in the face for this.
  • L.A. Confidential: During Bloody Christmas, one of the Mexican prisoners who was being beaten up by the cops insults both Dick Stensland's (in Spanish) and Bud White's mothers (in English). The latter was especially unwise since White, who was initially trying to break up the fight, instead decides to join in. White had to witness his mother getting beaten to death by his abusive father, making it an especially personal insult for him.
  • So's Your Old Man (1926) uses the Spear Counterpart, popular when the film was made. W. C. Fields uses it sincerely when the Rich Bitch insults him and calls him uncouth. At the end of the movie, when his daughter tells him how happy she is, he uses the words literally.
  • Major Payne: "I heard your mama's so fat, she played pool with the planets."
  • The Trash Talk from White Men Can't Jump is full of this:
    "Your momma so poor, I saw her kicking a can down the street. I asked her what she was doing, and she said, 'Moving!'".
  • From Wildcats (1986), courtesy of the Central High School cheerleaders:
    You ain't got no alibi
    You ugly
    How you think you got that way?
    Yo' mama!
  • In Viridiana, One of the bums at the party asks the blind bum how he can scratch an itch if he can't see where it is. The blind bum says, "Tell Zequiel that when I get an itch, I'll get his mother to scratch it for me."
  • In The Last Jedi, Poe's stalling tactic of trolling General Hux ends with him stating that he's got a very important message from Leia for Hux, about his mother. Hux furiously orders him shot down. note 
  • Eddie: When a bystander harangues one of her players this way, Whoopi Goldberg's character knees him in the groin, despite the fact that she's been haranguing the players herself for most of the movie.
  • And then there's Fool from The People Under the Stairs, who yells this to draw the attention of the villains' Angry Guard Dog:
    "Hey, fuzzball! Your mother sleeps with cats!"
  • Scooby-Doo has a scene where Scooby and Shaggy get into a quarrel and resort to the old "insulting the other guy's mother" routine.
    Scooby: Your rama reats rat roop!
    Shaggy: No, Scooby-Doo, your mom eats cat poop!
  • In the opening moments of The Lennon Report, WABC producer Alan Weiss tells his newsroom manager Phil Bernstein he has a hot date, Phil rags him about his Freddie Mercury appearance, and he snaps back "I'll have your mother home by — what, is 1:00 good?" He then asks Phil to lend him $20, and Phil says, "Is that all my mother's worth?"
  • The Burning: Given when the guys are looking for material to build a raft in the riverbed.
    Fish: Man, what the Hell are we supposed to be looking for anyway?
    Woodstock and Dave: Your mother.
  • From The Cat in the Hat:
    Chef Cat: You're not just wrong, you're stupid!
    TV Host Cat: Now wait just a minute-
    Chef Cat: And you're ugly, just like your mum!
  • When the coach in Season of Miracles says, "It's not over till the fat lady sings," one kid quips, "I didn't know your mom was gonna be at the game." Later, there's a more serious, gender-swapped example when Booger distracts Richard during a game by taunting him about all the people his dad killed in Vietnam.
  • In Mabul, bullies taunt Yoni about his mother's affair with Doron.
  • In The Boondock Saints, Rocco starts to lay one on one of the Russian mobsters who come in to shut down the local pub. Unfortunately, he doesn’t get to finish it.
    Rocco: Hey, Boris, what would you do if I told you, your pinko commie mother sucked SO MUCH DICK, her face looked like…
    Ivan: [ punches Rocco’s lights out ]
  • The bus scene in The Predator has Coyle making mama jokes to Baxley, who has Tourette's syndrome, in order to get a rise out of him. Baxley eventually tries to strangle him over it.
    Hey Baxley! If your mom's vagina were a video game, it'd be rated E for Everyone.
    What's the difference between five big black guys and a joke? Baxley's mom can't take a joke.
  • A Wakefield Project: When Reese finds a bunch of videotapes in the inn basement, he assumes they might be pornographynote  and asks Eric if he wants to watch them. Eric fired back by saying he's not interested in seeing Reese's mom.

  • Older Than Feudalism: One of the oldestnote  jokes in the The Roman Empire was this:
    Some provincial man has come to Rome, and walking on the streets was drawing everyone's attention, being a real double of the emperor Augustus. The emperor, having brought him to the palace, looks at him and then asks:
    -Tell me, young man, did your mother come to Rome anytime?
    The reply was:
    -She never did. But my father frequently was here.

  • In The Ear, the Eye and the Arm, the main characters briefly live in a secluded community of traditionally-living tribespeople. During the period, two groups of boys out herding pass the time by beating each other up and symbolically attacking their mothers' breasts.
  • In The Green Mile, Wild Bill Wharton tries a "your wife" variety on a prison guard... who isn't married. He comes back that it was probably Wharton's sister he was thinking of.
  • In The Last Wish, the protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a man who hunts monsters for a living, pulls out a rather vicious one against a racist half-elf who insulted him for being a witcher.
    Tavik: We don't like magicians. It seems to me, Civril, that we're going to have more work in this hole than we thought. There's more than one of them here and everyone knows they stick together.
    Civril: Birds of a feather. To think the likes of you walk the earth. Who spawns you freaks?
    Geralt: A bit more tolerance, if you please, as I see your mother must have wandered off through the forest alone often enough to give you good reason to wonder where you come from yourself.
  • Stephen King's novella The Body has several "your mom" insults:
    "Your mother blows dead rats!"
    • When Chris holds Ace at gunpoint:
      Chris: Oh, why don't you go home and fuck your mother some more? I hear she loves the way you do it.
      Ace: I'll kill you for that. Nobody ranks my mother.
      Chris: I heard your mother fucks for bucks. In fact, I heard she throws blowjobs for jukebox nickels. I heard— (interrupted by thunder)
    • Interestingly, one boy says something critical about his friend's father, and this is considered a serious breach of etiquette, whereas taunts about mothers are understood to be kidding. Well, there are two very good reasons for that. Said friend was obsessed with his father, and what they said was actually true.
  • In Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria visits a black neighborhood in Chicago in the 1890s.
    "Something about... your... wait... deine Mutti, as you would say, your... your mamma, she plays third base for the Chicago White Stockings, nicht wahr? A quite unappealing woman, indeed she is so fat, that to get from her tits to her ass, one has to take the 'El'! Tried once to get into the Exposition, they say, no, no, lady, this is the World's Fair, not the World's Ugly!"
    "Um, Your Royal Highness? If we could just have a word—"
    "It is all right! I know how to talk to these people! I have studied their culture!"
  • Invoked by Butler in the first Artemis Fowl book, where he uses a mother insult to lure some dockworkers out.
  • Star Trek:
    • In the novel I, Q, the war between the Q Continuum and the M Continuum started when one of the M, after a discussion of why there needed to be a war which nobody could get worked up about, suddenly said "Your mother!" Made even more hilarious by the fact that, since both the Q and the M are omnipotent, immortal beings, none of them actually had mothers.
    • In the novel "Forged in Fire" Koloth tells Kor Hab SoSlI' Quch. which translates to the particularly vile Klingon insult "your mother has a smooth forehead".
    • Star Trek: The Captain's Oath: In an encounter with a Klingon vessel, the captain sneers at Kirk's age, making a crack about human mothers. Then he insults Kirk's mom directly. Kirk returns fire with an "inadvisable" comment about the Klingon's mom in turn, and there's a fight.
  • In Jessica Layne's Knight Moves, a Middle Ages knight is challenged by stereotypical black Philadelphia gangsters to a "yo' mama" contest.
  • Harry Potter:
    • Marge indirectly throws one in Harry's direction early on in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Harry inadvertently makes her wine glass explode and blows her up like a balloon.
      Marge: "You see it all the time with dogs. If there's something wrong with the bitch, there'll be something wrong with the pup."
    • Harry uses it against Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, after Malfoy insults Ron's mother's weight:
      Harry: You know your mother, Malfoy? That expression she's got, like she's got dung under her nose? Has she always looked like that, or was it just because you were with her?
    • In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:
      • Harry speaks ill of Seamus' mother due to her believing Harry had lied in claiming Voldemort's return. Seamus ends up arguing with Harry as a result and backs down only when Ron intervenes and threatens to put Seamus in detention.
      • Harry does this in a letter he writes to Sirius. He has to write in code in case anyone intercepts the letter. When he mentions Umbridge, he writes "she's nearly as nice as your mum", which, considering that Sirius has a low opinion of his obnoxious bigot of a mother (if her portrait is any indication), isn't meant to be flattering.
      • Malfoy does this to Harry and the Weasleys after he loses to them at Quidditch.
  • A Portrait of Yo Mama as a Young Man takes this trope and Crosses the Line Twice with it.
  • In Nanny Ogg's Cookbook, we're told that in some troll dialects, which rely a lot on gesture, extending one's hand to a troll is "a very bad remark about his mother". Apparently, it was some time before humans and trolls worked this miscommunication out.
  • Kevin teases the schoolyard bully Bertram with one of these in The Eyes of Kid Midas. Bertram is not amused — Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas.
  • In The Wise Man's Fear, an ordinary mercenary attempts to pick a fight with Adem mercenary Tempi by suggesting that Tempi's mother was a whore. This falls rather flat as a) Tempi is unfamiliar with the Aturan word for "whore", and b) Ademic culture does not have a stigma against prostitution. Once he's been made to understand what the other man said, he thanks him for speaking so kindly about his mother.
  • A "your mom" insult that sparks the whole plotline in Scaramouche.
  • "Your mother is a tortoise" is made into a running gag in Much Fall of Blood.
  • In A Song of Ice and Fire, minor character Corliss Penny is taunted with this line:
    "What sort of name is Penny, anyway? Is that how much your mother charged?"
  • In Michael Connelly's novel The Gods of Guilt, Haller rattles off an incriminating license plate number ("One Echo Robert five six seven six") and antagonist Detective Lee Lankford shoots back with "What is that, your mom's phone number?"
  • The first Survivor Dogs book has Lucky distracting the Fierce Dogs to save his friends. Amongst the insults are "Your mothers had worms", "Your fathers were foxes", "Your mothers were tailless", and "Your fathers licked sharpclawExplanation  spit". At first, they don't go after them, but after he ticks them off by insulting their parents, they chase him.
  • The sci-fi comedy "The Space Willies" by Eric Frank Russell deconstructs it: due to the words being Lost in Translation, "fat" means "dead". Misunderstanding ensues.
  • In the third book of Hank the Cowdog, Hank and his nieces and nephews start a verbal war with a mother cat and her kittens. They start off with insults, then they use this trope in song (the cats using a tune of "America the Beautiful" and the dogs using a tune of "My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean").
  • In Wolf Hall, Elizabeth Barton confronts Henry VIII in a crowd and starts giving doom-laden prophecies about his marriage to Anne Boleyn. Henry dismisses it with humor (when she says he won't reign seven months, he asks if she can round it up) until she says she can see his mother surrounded by pale fire. Then he gets very serious.
  • In The Martian, when Mark Watney receives a communication from Venkat stating that NASA is setting up a committee to determine if any mistakes were made that led to Watney getting stranded on Mars, Watney sends this reply:
    Venkat, tell the investigation committee they'll have to do their witch hunt without me. And when they inevitably blame Commander Lewis, be advised I'll publicly refute it. I'm sure the rest of the crew will do the same.
    Also, please tell them that each and every one of their mothers is a prostitute. - Watney.
    PS: Their sisters, too.
  • Several Lawrence Block novels:
    • In The Thief Who Couldn't Sleep Mustafa, thinking Evan doesn't speak Turkish makes remarks such as "Your mother loves to perform fellatio upon syphilitic dogs" and "Your mother spreads herself for camels."
    • In Tanner's Tiger Evan tries to take his ward Minna to the Montreal Expo, but the customs agent won't let them into Canada because of his membership in a Quebec separatist organization.
      Minna: (in Armenian) Your mother is a flea-ridden harlot who has unpardonable relations with the beasts of the field.
    • The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart:
      Rasmoulian: You glutton. You gross Circassian swine.
      Tsarnoff: You rug-peddling justification for the Turkish genocide.
      Rasmoulian: It is on such a rug that your mother lay with a camel when she got you.
      Tsarnoff: Yours rolled in the dirt with a boar hog, sir, for her husband ran off with the rug to sell it.
  • The Price Of Oranges by Nancy Kress. A time traveler from the past is offered crack by a street dealer. Thinking the teenager is referring to the step on a crack, break your mother's back rhyme, he responds with the rest of the verse. The dealer thinks it's this trope and takes offense.
  • The Stormlight Archive: While Jasnah is making clear her disgust for the Bitch in Sheep's Clothing Amaram, he accuses her of insulting his mother, so she doubles down and muses that the woman spent her entire pregnancy "entertaining every warrior she could find, in hopes that something of them would stick to you." Discussed afterwards when she admits to her protégée that the insult was uncalled-for and unfair to the mother.
  • In Shadow of the Conqueror, after Daylen tells Ahrek that he Cannot Tell a Joke, Ahrek prompts him to make a joke of his own. Daylen responds with this:
    Daylen: How do you make someone ugly?
    Ahrek: How?
    Daylen: Ask your mother.
  • In Colin Fischer, Wayne responds to a threat with, "I haven't been so scared since I saw your mom naked. Which would be... last night." Colin notes that suggesting you have had sex with someone else's mother is "a vile insult and provocation across nearly every culture and language."
  • In My Secret Valentine, when Tiffany and Katie are making Valentine's Day cards:
    Tiffany: My mother is an artist and she knows everything about colors.
    Katie: Your mother is a blab-face.
  • Prudence Penderhaus: In 17 Marigold Lane, Prudence tells Morgan Pennington, "Get bent, Pennington." Morgan replies, "Already did with your mom." Prudence asks, "Did she provide the magnifying glass or did you?" It takes Morgan a moment to realize he's been insulted.
  • All The Skills - A Deckbuilding LitRPG: Arthur deliberately provokes an attack by pretending to explain how he obtained his body enhancement card as "I was having dinner with your mother the other day..." Sure enough, a moment later he's being beaten up hard enough to level up his Blunt Damage Resistance.
  • Piers Anthony's novel Tarot has its main characters spending a lot of time in a series of group flashbacks/hallucinations/visions called "Animations". In one of them, the viewpoint character relives a time in his life where he attempts to convince a group of black people to accept him as one of them because, although he has white skin, he has black ancestors as well as white ones. They challenge him to prove it by winning an insult contest, with his opponent being "played" by a prepubescent girl that is one of the other participants in the Animation. The two of them proceed to trade barbs about each other's mothers until he wins a Pyrrhic Victory by resorting to a racist insult, technically winning the contest but ensuring that he won't be accepted as a black man.
  • From Grunts! by Mary Gentle:
    Human soldier, trying to provoke the orcs: "Your mother wears combat boots and pisses standing up!"
    Orc soldier, genuinely confused: "Doesn't everyone's?"

  • Loggins and Messina have "Your Mama Don't Dance (And Your Daddy Don't Rock n Roll)", illustrating how old-fashioned the girl's parents are. Later covered by Poison. (Also sampled in Beastie Boys' "High Plains Drifter".)
  • From Styx's concert video Caught in the Act, taking place in a prison full of robot guards:
    "Hey, Roboto! Yer mudda was a Toyota!"
  • "Yo Mama" by Butterfingers: "Yo mama's on the top of my things to do list!"
  • The D&D song, only in the "Live at the El Rey" version, contained the following lyrics at the very end:
    Lynch/Tyke: We put a spell on thee!
    Will: You guys are too much for me. (laughs)
    Lynch/Tyke: That's what yo' momma said last night! It's D&D...
  • The Decemberists' "A Cautionary Song":
    So be kind to your mother
    Though she may seem an awful bother
    And the next time she tries to feed you collard greens
    Remember what she does when you're asleep!
  • The Norwegian metal band Solefald has a "your mom" joke in their song "Third Person Plural".
  • "Your Mother Should Know" by The Beatles becomes hilarious when interpreted as a "your mom" joke (which it well could be).
  • The Shad song "Real Game", about race in basketball, begins and ends with a short skit of friends playing an NBA game with each other. After the game, the insults get petty, culminating in:
    "Your mom can't dunk!"
    "My mom can dunk, okay?! ... Well, she can touch rim still."
  • In the wake of 9/11, Ray Stevens released "Osama Yo' Mama".
  • The Snaps album featured a number of comedians and hip-hop artists telling these jokes.
  • A The Pharcyde song titled "Ya Mama":
    ...Naked on a mountaintop, tootin' on a flute
    Ridin' on a horse drinkin' whiskey out a boot
    She got the wings and the teeth of an African bat
    Her middle name is "Mudbone", and on top of all that...
  • "Shell Shock" by Gym Class Heroes eventually deteriorates into a bunch of "yo' momma" jokes (complete with booing), before finally ending with:
    "Yo, yo' momma smells like the inside of this recording booth!" (laughter)
  • The Bo Diddley songs "Say Man" and "Say Man Back Again" (from 1959 and 1960, respectively) are based on this.
  • "Dre Day", a Take That! directed at Eazy-E following a dispute contains the following:
    "Well, here's a jimmy joke about your momma that you might not like. I heard she was the 'Frisco D**e!"
  • DJ Assault takes it to a new level by not only including the listener's mom, but the entire family, in "Yo Relatives" (NSFW for language).
  • The video for Biz Markie's "Just a Friend" opens with Biz and his friends engaged in The Dozens.
  • Barenaked Ladies' "Enid" inexplicably starts with the sound of a radio tuning into a Depeche Mode sounding guy singing "The silence/The terror/The pain/The horror/As your mom comes downstairs." Then it jumps right into the chorus of the real song with no explanation or acknowledgement. (This was later repurposed for the intro to the Animutation "Chocolate Niblet Beans".)
  • "Your Mama Don't Wear No Socks" is a classic campfire-game song popularized by Scouting.
  • Subverted by Mr. T's "Treat Your Mother Right".
  • Combined with Subverted Rhyme Every Occasion and Last-Second Word Swap (while also probably paraphrasing "Summertime" from George Gershwin's Porgy And Bess) by Pixies in "Vamos":
    They'll come and play
    Their friends will say
    "Your daddy's rich
    Your mama's a pretty thing"

    Myths and Religion 
  • The Bible:
    • All of Judges 5 is made up of a song Deborah and Barak sing, which includes a bit of ribbing on Sisera's mother towards the end.
    • Pharisees occasionally used this to mock Jesus, not believing he was born of a virgin accusing Him of being a bastard.
  • Classical Mythology:
    • Gender-Inverted Trope for Athena, where insulting her father for his sexual promiscuity is her Berserk Button (no matter how true it might be). This was one of the possible reasons Arachne got turned into a spider.
    • Not sexual, but Artemis and Apollo's Berserk Button is any insult to their mother Leto. The mortal Queen Niobe, excessively proud of her children, bans the worship of Leto on the grounds that the goddess has a mere two children when Niobe herself has fourteen. The furious twin deities promptly slay all of them. The devastated Niobe can only sit and weep for days and days, and Leto eventually takes pity on her and turns her into a stone that flows with water.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • During Repo Man's entrance at the Wrestlemania X-7 Gimmick Battle Royal:
    Bobby Heenan: Last week he repoed his own car.
    Gene Okerlund: About five years ago, he got my mother-in-law.
    Bobby Heenan: About four years ago, everybody got your mother-in-law.
  • Ricky "The Rocket" Roberts has become All Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion and wants all you inbred hicks in Florida to tell your mom he said "thanks".
  • "Somebody call the coppers! Your momma and a doctor! You's about to get clobbered in a slobbernocker! Cruising for a bruising, ain't no way he's losing. So whose your hero? It's Chris Hero!"
  • In one of the most infamous segments in the history of WCW Monday Nitro, Rick Steiner was on the receiving in of an insult from Chucky when Chucky accused Steiner of playing with dolls, "at least that's what your mother tells me."
  • At Backlash 2002, when The Undertaker, in his American Badass/Big Evil era, faced off "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, he tells off a fan:
    Fan: You suck, Undertaker!
    The Undertaker: Your momma sucks!

  • Alice does this in The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show when she runs out of intelligent comebacks, some of which are dated if one doesn't know the pop culture reference. Others are more general like:
    "Ah, your mother drinks warm beer!"
  • Lo Zoo Di 105: Way more common than you'd expect it to be.

  • Back when Stuart Scott hosted SportsCenter, any time things started getting heated on the field or court, he would claim that it started when something was said about somebody's mama.
  • Cricket has large amounts of the the most elegant and expert trash talk you'll ever see, so "your mom" jokes tend to backfire spectacularly unless they're perfectly set up (much like a poorly bowled ball).
    • Consider this exchange:
      Rodney Marsh: How's your wife and my kids?
      Ian Botham: The wife's fine, but the kids are retarded.
    • And compare to this exchange:
      Glenn McGrath: Why are you so fat?
      Eddo Brandes: Because every time I fuck your wife, she gives me a biscuit.
    • A misunderstanding of such an insult caused one instance of schism between players in the Indian cricket team. While on tour to England in 1996, opening batsman Navjyot Singh Sidhu one day up and walked off the team and took a flight home. When cricket board officials questioned him on his behavior, all Sidhu would state is that team captain Mohammed Azharuddin kept insulting him constantly during practice. Later on, a stupefied Azharuddin claimed that he had never said anything insulting. It was later on that a former cricketer turned sports administrator got to the bottom of it. It was a misinterpretation of the term "Your Mom's..." In Northern India, where Sidhu is from, that phrase is an unambiguous insult about certain bits. But in the Hyderabadi Muslim community, which Azharuddin is from, that term is one of endearment, meaning "your mother's favorite son".
    • An even worse misunderstanding of such an insult created a major diplomatic flare up between India and Australia and almost caused a test series between the two to be abandoned. In an attempt to reply in kind to Australian sledging, Indian spin bowler Harbhajan Singh taunted Aussie middle order batsman Andrew Symmonds with the Hindi words "Maa ki" which transliterates to Your Mom. Symmonds, who is a mixed race adoptee misheard it as "Monkey". And then the infamous "Monkeygate" scandal erupted.

  • Found even in William Shakespeare, proving the Zeroth Law. That's right, Shakespeare did your mom first, as Cracked's 20 Annoying 'Modern' Trends That Are Older Than You Think mentions.
    • Case in point, Timon of Athens.
      Painter: You're a dog.
      Apemantus: Thy mother's of my generation: what's she, if I be a dog?
    • The Merchant of Venice:
      Launcelot: Marry, you may partly hope that your father got you not; that you are not the Jew's daughter.
      Jessica: That were a kind of bastard hope, indeed! so the sins of my mother should be visited upon me!
      Launcelot: Truly, then, I fear you are damned both by father and mother; thus when I shun Scylla, your father, I fall into Charybdis, your mother.
    • Titus Andronicus, after Tamara gives birth to a child that's pretty obviously from Aaron the Moor instead of her husband:
      Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
      Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
      Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
      Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
  • In Pokémon Live!, Giovanni does this to Ash in "You Just Can't Win". For context, Giovanni and Delia used to date when they were younger (and there's some subtext that Ash is Giovanni's son):
    Ash: No one's gonna side with you; you're stark raving mad!
    Giovanni: Oh yeah? Just ask your mother.
  • Hercules Mulligan's line when he, John Laurens and Lafayette enter the pub in "Aaron Burr, Sir" in Hamilton:
    Brrrah brraaah! I am Hercules Mulligan,
    Up in it, lovin' it, yes, I heard ya mother said, "Come again?"

    Video Games 
  • Discussed in Deadly Rooms of Death. Citizens of the Rooted Empire don't get why these are considered insulting to anyone other than the mother.
  • Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath has a gang boss by the name of Jo' Mamma. Stranger makes very knowing quips about it the entire level.
    Stranger: Jo' Mamma ain't gonna last long with me on her tail. Heh heh.
  • In Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator, this is one of the taunts the communications officer can use to draw the attention and aggression of an enemy ship.
    Your maternal leader wears army boots!
  • Bully: "At least my mother doesn't make a living on her back!"
  • Team Fortress 2's Meet the Spy exchange regarding the RED Spy. It's also I Banged Your Mom, as the BLU Spy actually manages to provide photographic evidence. The Spy has an in-game domination line over an enemy scout referencing this scene ("Well, off to visit your mother!").
    BLU Scout: What are you, president of his fan club?
    BLU Spy: No... that would be your mother! [throws down a folder containing photos of the Scout's mother having sex with the RED Spy]
  • Left 4 Dead 2:
    • One of many dialogue snippets that plays upon reaching an abandoned impound:
      Ellis: Hey Nick, what kinda car you drive?
      Nick: Your mom's car.
      Ellis: See, that was just uncalled for.
    • Upon seeing a Spitter, Ellis sometimes calls, "It's Nick's mom!"
  • Ezio does this often in Assassin's Creed II, and may even mean some literally.
    • Ezio uses a snappy comeback:
      Vierri: Are you afraid to handle things yourself?
      Ezio: Your sister seemed quite satisfied with the "handling" I gave her.
    • One of his combat taunts is "Your mama can't help you now!"
    • In Revelations, Ezio finds himself in a street-fight:
      Citizen: You have something to say to me?
      Ezio: If I had a message for you, I would give it to your mother.
  • In Sam & Max Save the World Episode 103 ("The Mole, The Mob and the Meatball"), Sam and Max throw these against a card sharp (who is very sensitive about his mother) to get him to cough up the location of a meatball sandwich.
  • From Halo: Combat Evolved:
    "I would've been yo' daddy, but the dog beat me over the fence!"
  • From Halo 5: Guardians
    "I have copulated...with your genetic progenitors!"
  • From Final Fantasy VIII, of all games:
    Mr. Monkey: Ahhh! Damn it! Y-You're just a big loser! I'm able to skip the rock as many times as I want! So there! Ha-Ha! Loser! Moron! Idiot! Your mum wears combat boots!
  • Neverwinter Nights 2:
    • A female character can respond to Bishop's opening suggestion that she go back to whatever brothel she came from with "Good idea. I'll say hello to your mother while I'm there, shall I?"
    • Neeshka, Khelgar, and Qara have a three-way insult contest of sorts at the inn (start at 20:20):
      Khelgar: (to Qara, after having to explain an insult to Neeshka) But a tankard for effort, your "highness" — by my reckoning, the Flagon's never had a finer table-cleaning goblin-wench.
      Qara: What, since your mother lost her job?
  • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door did a variation, where Grubba tells the Iron Adonis Twins' that Mario was talking trash about them (hint: he's not):
    Grubba: Hyuk hyuk! Your challenger is real confident, boys! Yep, he's talkin' trash... "Iron Adonis Twins?" he said. "More like Paper Dog-Face Bros.! ...And they stink!" And then he said: "I bet they just play video games an' cry when they lose!" Um, yeah, and then he said... "Outie belly buttons run in their family! Stinkwads!" ...And so on. Yep.
    Iron Cleft #1: WHAAAAAAT?! How does he know Mom has an outie? That jerk! We're gonna blend you up into a smoothie, pal! And then we're gonna drink ya! Oh, and one more thing... Only smelly stinkwads call other people stinkwads! Understand, stinkwad?
    Iron Cleft #2: Simmer down there, Bro. You! Stinkwad! You're gonna regret opening your yap, pal! See these bods? Solid iron. See these spikes? Yeah, they penetrate any substance. So, basically, what I'm telling you is that whatever you try will be completely useless. Think that over in the very short time you have left with a functional brain.
  • SimAnt had a few, if you turned on dialogue. If memory serves, one of them was "your mother was a termite!"
  • A non-humorous example from Batman: The Telltale Series: if Bruce confronts Oswald/The Penguin in the beginning of Episode 5 of the first season, he can distract him for Gordon by stating that his mother deserved to be sent to Arkham Asylum. Since Oswald's mother was forced there and driven insane by Bruce's father, this causes Oswald to fly completely off the handle.
  • Bear With Me: In Episode 2 Ted plays a question and answer game to try and trick information out of someone. He has the option to sarcastically answer "Your mom?" to every question about a person. The final question, of course, is "If your uncle's sister is not your aunt, who is she?"
  • Dragon Age: Origins:
    • In one of the party conversations between Oghren and Sten:
      Sten: Dwarf.
      Oghren: What?
      Sten: Stop tripping me.
      Oghren: Stop tripping yourself!
      Sten: If you were significant enough to notice, I wouldn't step on you.
      Oghren: Oh, well... your mother!
      Sten: ...That was disappointing. I expected better from you.
      Oghren: Sorry, I was in a rush.
    • In the Leliana's Song DLC, Tug and Sketch's sniping produces this gem when they're about to climb through a window:
      Sketch: Tight fit for Tug.
      Tug: Eh, that's what your mother said.
  • Dragon Age II:
    • Some otherwise-unremarkable Kirkwall NPCs can be heard using "your mom" jokes, including an elf who's found a novel reaction to Fantastic Racism. "Elf this and elf that. I'll 'elf' your mother!"
      Human: Ever seen the women in the Rose show their full glory, elf?
      Elf: I don't know. Is your mother working?
      Other human: One up on you, I'll give him that.
    • In the "Mark of the Assassin" DLC, we get this exchange between an Upper-Class Twit and the real villain:
      Baron Arlange: This is your fault for inviting a stinking turnip in the first place! Your mother would be ashamed!
      Duke Prosper: Mmm-hmm-hmm. Says the man whose mother has slept with half of Val Chevin.
  • In Dragon Age: Inquisition's multiplayer mode, the Elementalist has an original way to focus his teammates' attentions on a specific enemy.
    Rion: This one said something about your mothers! All of your mothers! Kill it!
  • Runescape
    • In the "A Clockwork Syringe" quest, one of the insults you can use while interrogating a zombie pirate is "Yo momma has enough chins for 99 range!" note 
    • Among the insults volleyed between cabbage god Brassica Prime and monkey goddess Marimbo is this exchange.:
      Brassica Prime: Surely the Marimban hosts may have finger-foods and alcohol, but this is clearly the tastiest team to be on.
      Marimbo: Yeah, if you like bland salads!
      Brassica Prime: Your mother is a bland salad!
      Marimbo: Your mother's face is a bland salad!
  • Typing "UR MOM" in Scribblenauts gives you a Zombie.
  • In Guilty Gear Xrd, Leo Whitfang has a G-rated version of this insult as one of his victory quotes, claiming that in his Personal Dictionary, one of the definitions of "inimitable" was "your mother's apple pie", the other being his skill.
  • Monkey Island:
    • In The Secret of Monkey Island, "So's your mother" is one of the options in Insult Swordfighting that won't win, although it only appears during the training scene with Captain Smirk.
    • Also in Secret, if you let the Fettucini Flying Brothers argue over who gets to go in the cannon:
      Alfredo: Your mother wears combat slippers!
      Bill: Leave our mother out of it! Get in the cannon!
    • In The Curse of Monkey Island, one of René Rottingham's rhyming swordfight insults is "Your mother wears a toupee!", to which Guybrush can respond, "Oh, that is so cliché", which is the same response to a pirate's "En garde! Touché!"
    • In Tales of Monkey Island, Guybrush gives us, "Your mama's so fat, it's probably a serious health risk for her. She might want to visit a physician about that."
  • In Shining Wisdom: "Your mama's so ugly she looks out the window and gets arrested for moonin'!"
  • One of the conversation choices in The Sims 3 and The Sims 4 (and also The Sims Social and The Sims Medieval) involves calling a Sim's mom a llama.
  • In Fable III during the "Gnomes Are Evil!" quest, Lionel the gnome interjects "Your mother!"
  • Vega Strike's Dialogue Tree has one of aliens' attempts to insult the (human) player going like this:
    Rlaan pilot: Your female ancestor was promiscuous! Wait... how is that not a compliment?
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3:
    • Deadpool yells "YO' MAMA!" at random when he executes his standard strong attack.
    • Ghost Rider's win quote against Doctor Doom is "Hell is exactly where your mother belongs. You'll follow her there soon enough."
  • In Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, Bentley has to goad Muggshot into a fight as part of a plan. The one thing that'll make him reconsider fighting a wheelchair-bound turtle? Making a nasty comment about his mother.
    Bentley: Your mother was a broken-down tub of junk with more gentlemen callers than the operator.
  • A few in Bulletstorm:
    Rell: Does everything you touch turn into shit?
    Grayson: Heh, your mom survived... barely.
    Rell: Guess that's how the old gal got her limp...
    • And
      Sarrano: [upon seeing a group of monsters ahead run around a corner and flee] Hey, Grayson, your mom's giving mouthjobs around the corner!
  • Guild Wars 2 has a pair of Asura children trading Your Mom jokes:
    Asura 1: Your mama's IQ is so low, she thinks "elemental" is four letters in the middle of the alphabet.
    Asura 2: Your mama's IQ is so low, she thinks a golemancer is what you get when you ask a golemquestion.
  • Arfenhouse 3 has a boss named "YOMOMMA", who is actually Misteroo's mother. Housemaster laughs at the name.
  • Borderlands:
    • Claptrap can do this in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! as part of the "Kick Him While He's Down" skill:
      Claptrap: Yo' mama's so dumb, she couldn't even think up a proper ending to this yo' mama joke!
    • Claptrap takes it with him to Poker Night 2, kind of:
      Claptrap: I'm going all in... just like I did with your momma last night! Turns out she's a really good poker player.
    • Creator Brian Cozzens slipped "Your Mom" into the credits of Borderlands.
    • A possible dialogue option in Tales from the Borderlands when a Hyperion guard asks Rhys (who is disguised as Vasques) what he was doing on Pandora:
      Rhys: You wanna know what I was doing down there? Your mom.
      (long pause)
      Guard: ...My mom is dead.
  • One of the many possible insult types in Oh...Sir!! The Insult Simulator.
  • League of Legends has the "Brolaf" skin for the champion Olaf, which turns the Viking into a rowdy frat boy. He has this to say:
    Brolaf: I'm OP? Your mom is OP!
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind uses this as an NPC response to a failed Taunt:
    "No, I believe that was your mother."
  • Evil Heckler from Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft may throw one of these jokes when he enters the battlefield. Unsurprising, considering he has the Taunt ability.
    Evil Heckler: Your mother was a Murloc!
  • Raising the Flag on Mount Yo Momma is about the main character learning to successfully participate in this type of insult exchange.
  • Barfights in The Witcher are often accompanied by this gem, or some variation: "YER MAMMA SUCKS DWARF COCK!"
  • South Park:
  • Randal's Monday: This trope is key to "win" a rap battle (which may be a Guide Dang It! moment if you're not familiar with it, because the involved dialogue option is so bland that players may initially avoid it, thinking it's just another No, You insult).
  • In God of War (PS4), Modi repeatedly, makes crude insults about Kratos' late wife and Atreus' mother Faye. Surprisingly, Kratos shrugs the insults off and tells his son that Modi is Not Worth Killing, but Atreus eventually can't take it and kills Modi.
  • Mortal Kombat X has a possible intro in a fight between Johnny Cage and Cassie Cage where Johnny ends by telling "Your mother wears army boots!". The joke, of course being that Cassie's mom IS a general in the Special Forces (and also his ex-wife).
    • And then there's this bit:
      Johnny Cage: Hey, 'Mac.
      Ermac: We will destroy you!
      Johnny Cage: "We"? Is your mother joining us?
  • One possible intro in Mortal Kombat 11 has Sindel belittling Rain's mother, Amara, for having denied the Edenian prince's birthright. The joke here is that Argus (the husband to Rain's mother) is an Edenian God while Amara was a mere mortal without a proper job.
    Sindel: Argus was wise to hide you away.
    Rain: My 'father' denied me my birthright.
    Sindel: Birthright? Your mother was a commoner.
  • In Pillars of Eternity, this is a favorite of Hiravias — he laughs when the player throws one at him, and even delivers one as a Shut Up, Hannibal! to the game's Big Bad.
    Thaos: Have your friends proven a worthy distraction from the pain of ostracism?
    Hiravias: Ostracism? Is that the name for the groin rash your mother gave me?
  • Bayonetta's longer taunt in her second game has her tell the enemy "If you need to learn how to talk to a lady, ask your mum.", just like her creator. This taunt even made it into her guest appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
  • Ad Verbum has a robotic puppy which spouts a wide variety of such quips, all computer-related.
    Robot puppy: Your momma's so stupid, when tech support told her to reboot she started putting her shoes back on.
  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled has the Nitro Squad member Liz. After passing anyone on the racetrack she will call their mother an armadillo, no exceptions.
    Liz: Your mum's an armadillo!
  • In Dink Smallwood mod The Dink Hotel two men at a table in the lobby swap "yo mama" jokes, with the one who laughs being the loser.
  • Planescape: Torment has a sidequest involving recovering an item stolen by a bandit, who threatens to have your guts for garters if you try to talk to him. You can solve the issue peacefully, but if you don't mind killing him, you can give the following response:
    The Nameless One: If it's garters you're after... I just happen to have a pair. Your mother left them in my bed last night.
  • In World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, Taran Zhu intercepts Garrosh Hellscream to stop the orc from releasing a Sealed Evil in a Can. When Garrosh taunts the pandaren, Taran Zhu throws back his words by reminding him of the fate of his father, Grommash Hellscream, a big Berserk Button for Garrosh.
    Garrosh: (chuckles) Step aside, Pandaren! You confront a force beyond reckoning!
    Taran Zhu: Your father dabbled in powers "beyond reckoning". Where is he now?
  • Mutant Football League is not above using these for Trash Talk. One that can appear happens after a quarterback sack.
    Man, you went down faster than your mama at the Christmas party!
  • So uh, a spaceship crashed in my yard.: Along with Translation: "Yes", when interacting with one of the dogs in the pet store, it says: "woof.", and ARIA says:
    Hey! My mother's weight is entirely normal for a freight ship of her class.
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: While attempting to rescue Nasan from a Shadow Carja outpost, Aloy overhears the captive snark at his captors while he is being interrogated.
    Elite Shadow Heavy: What were you doing out by the fork?
    Nasan: It was a picnic. With your mother.
    Shadow Soldier: I think he's trying to hurt your feelings.
    Elite Shadow Heavy: Won't work. My mother loves a good picnic.
  • Yakuza 2: An Osakan thug harrasses Kiryu for "strutting around like a damn peacock." One of two responses an annoyed Dragon of Dojima can give is "I peacocked your mom." This line was so famous it remained even in the improved Kiwami 2 translation, and the beaten thug even figures "somethin' musta gotten lost in translation."
  • Samurai Warriors 2 Empires has Miyamoto Musashi of all people use one of these jokes as a taunt.
    Musashi: Hey, your mama’s so fat, she’s got her own daimyo!
  • Live A Live: In the Wild West chapter, Pike mockingly tells Sundown Kid that he only drinks his mother's milk. Sundown Kid then retors, "Your mother's, maybe." causing the smug cowboy to get flustered.
  • AMC Squad: One of Highwire's taunts when killing an enemy is a (rather creative) "your mom" joke.
    "Your mother is like communism... everyone gets a share!"
  • Honkai: Star Rail: When the Trailblazer's party encounters a Home-Use Object Finder robot (nicknamed "Findie") in the Great Mine on Jarilo-VI, Dan Heng thinks it might have been an antiquity left behind by a past interstellar traveler, causing Findie to snap back at him:
    "BEEP BEEP BEEP...your mom's an antiquity!"

    Web Animation 
  • 50 Ways to Die in Minecraft Halloween edition:
    Brandon: Yo mama's so fat she had to raise the draw distance to 32 chunks just to look in a mirror.
    RedstoneNed: Yo mama's so poor she tried to make a dirt pickaxe but she only had enough for a shovel.
    SnakeTheJaik: Yo mama's so ugly she got stood up on a date with the original netherrack texture.
    Stu: Yo mama's so fat, uh... Skiboodle!
  • Arby 'n' the Chief:
    • Virtually half of Master Chief's dialogue consists of these:
      "You got -3 kills and 31 deaths!"
      "Your mom got -3 kills in bed last night!"
    • It's gotten to the point where the Arbiter can anticipate them:
      "Yeah, well I found something way moar better. Your m-"
      "My mom's pussy."
  • Bonus Stage uses Your Mom jokes way too often.
    • For example:
      Phil: My mom just called.
      Joel: Your mom just called.
      Phil: ...excellent comeback.
      Joel: I know.
    • When Joel actually ends up going out with Phil's mom, Jessica, he discovers that "your mom" jokes don't make sense anymore:
      Joel: Your mom's a world. She's my world. I guess "your mom" insults pack less of a punch now.
    • In one episode, the two girl characters discuss "your dad" jokes and agree they will never catch on.
  • From Broken Saints:
    Palmer: Do you like working for us, Mr. Matthews? Does the job satisfy you?
    Raimi: (inner monologue) About as much as your mom did last night.
  • One "your mom" exchange in GEOWeasel gets ridiculous:
    Weas: Nar, you're not supposed to say stuff like that.
    Nar: Your mom says stuff like that.
    Weas: Your mom is stuff like that!
    Nar: You're your own mom!
  • In Helluva Boss, In "Truth Seekers", Blitzo makes one on Agent One only to bee told that his mom is dead. This doesn't stop him from doing it later.
  • History Matters loves showing quarreling sides facing off, and one side holding a sign saying some variant of "Your mother". Specific examples include "Why Did the USSR Ask to Join NATO?" (Joseph Stalin toward the NATO powers) and "Ten Minute History - The Unification of Italy" (King Victor Emmanuel I of Piedmont-Sardinia toward the Emperor of Austria-Hungary)
  • Homestar Runner: In the Strong Bad Email "other days", Strong Bad apparently attempted one in response to an annoying request from a Polish viewer, but it comes out as "Your mother is the speed limit" ("Twoja matka jest ograniczenie prędkości"). Oddly enough, this isn't a case of My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels but rather Lame Comeback — both the email and his response are typed in English and translated by a voiceover.
  • Foamy of Neurotically Yours provides an excellent, albeit brutal, counter to the "your mom" insult:
    Foamy: Next time someone says something like, "Yeah? Well, I fucked your mom last night." You look that dumbass straight in the eye and say, "Well, that's too bad. While you were wasting your time trying to get laid by old ladies, I carved out your mother's eye sockets with a razor blade and then sold her blind ass as a bondage slave to the Japanese mafia and they've been shoving flesh-eating carrion ants into her ass and videotaped it for internet broadcasting. How do you like that?!" Now that is an insult. If that doesn't do it, take it up a notch. Tell them you carved your name on the inside of their uterus with a butter knife while she was having oral sex with the family dog. Guaranteed to throw a punch at you.
  • In Overly Sarcastic Productions' summary of Titus Andronicus (see above), Red assumed that this gore-fest hadn't contributed anything to the popular conscious, then expresses glee at "the first 'yo mama' joke."
  • Red vs. Blue:
    • In Red vs. Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles:
      Tucker: Freelancers are independent, they're not red or blue. They're just guns for hire, who'll fight for whoever has the most money.
      Caboose: Like a mercenary.
      Tucker: Right. Or like your mom, when the rent's due.
      Caboose: ...Oh, that's funny.
      Tucker: Yeah, you didn't think that was too obvious?
      Caboose: No no, no no, that was— that was good.
    • Season 14's "The Triplets": When Iowa asks "Five things you'd rather be doing", for her last answer, Ohio says: "Your mom!"
    • Parodied in Season 15 by Cronut while he and Gene are attempting to taunt the enemy and fail at it:
      Gene: YOU SUCK! You're... bad at math!
      Cronut: You have table manners that leave much to be desired!
      Gene: You smell like maybe you forgot to wear deodorant today!
      Cronut: Your mother's lasagna is, mediocre!
  • RWBY: Not exactly a joke, but when Ruby Rose tries to bravely counter Salem's threats, Salem mentions that her mother, Summer Rose, said the exact same words to her — and failed. This comeback doubles as a Shut Up, Kirk! as well, and it causes Ruby to cry.
    Ruby: We've seen what you're capable of. The lamp showed us. It showed us everything. We've seen that you can't be killed. But we've also seen you fail. We don't have to kill you to stop you. And we will stop you.
    Salem: Your mother said those same words to me. She was wrong too.
  • Sam & Mickey:
    • After the aforementioned Loophole Abuse in "Career Girl":
      Barbie: It's not feet. It a unit of measure.
      Ken: Your mom's a unit of measure.
      Barbie: That doesn't even make sense.
      Ken: Your mom doesn't even make sense!
    • Barbie does this to an adjacent driver at one point in "Road Rage", at 3:12 PM.
      Barbie: Your mother must've been a whore because you drive like an asshole!
      Driver: That doesn't even make sense!
  • One of the answers in Scout Teaches Class.
    Scout: Pop Quiz: How long does it take to beat a moron to death?
    (Spy raises hand)
    Scout: Yeah?
    Spy: Your mother!
    Scout: Real nice effort...
  • A YouTube channel appropriately named Yo Mama is dedicated to animating just about every "yo' mama" joke in existence. New videos are posted every Monday and Friday, and the host is a lovably obnoxious blond Brock Samson Expy named Brody. They have also expanded into the Gender-Inverted version and Russian Reversal, among other things.
  • Yahtzee does this often in Zero Punctuation:
    • "Yes, it's short, but it's cheap and comes with lots of fun extras, not unlike your mum."
    • The zinger in the next video said, "Contrary to claims made in the previous video, I have not in actuality fucked your mum, because damn that shit is nasty, yo."
    • "By the way: It's alright, you can swear on the internet. Your mum probably isn't gonna read it. I know, because she's too busy being fucked. By me."
    • On why he doesn't drive: "I doubt I would find it easier to get around if I were six feet wide and constantly farting carbon monoxide. I don't know how your mum does it."
    • "Sexy and exciting people, like your mum..."
    • "Sandboxes are, by definition, looser than your mum on a jet engine."

    Web Original 

  • This story from Not Always Learning:
    Instructor: Who in the world taught you how to do math?!
    Me: Your mom.
    He looks at me like I am insane before realizing that I graduated from the high school his mother teaches math at.
  • The official Twitter account of the state of New Jersey, @NJGov, gained a huge bounce in popularity in December 2019, with the following exchange:
    hmmm: Who let New Jersey have a Twitter
    New Jersey: your mom
  • This website is an example by itself

    Web Videos 
  • Clickhole gives us "I Put on a Fat Suit to Understand What It's Like to Be Your Mom", a cascade of these strung together in the style of a clickbait article written with Condescending Compassion.
    I wanted to feel the way your mom feels when she steps on a scale and it says "To be continued." I wanted to experience the same embarrassment she experiences when measuring her waistline with an odometer, or having to rent a U-Haul in order to get carryout.
  • In Code Ment, Lloyd does it to his new boss for no apparent reason:
    Princess Cornelia: Well, it ain't saying much, but Lloyd, you're our top researcher.
    Lloyd: Your mother is our top researcher.
    Cornelia: You do know that I am the new Princess in charge of this area right, right?
    Lloyd: Your mother is the new Princess in charge of my area.
    Cornelia: I don't know why, but I've got a strong feeling I'm going to hate you.
  • In the Commentary! The Musical song, Ninja Ropes:
    Neil and Nathan: We did not get along
    Nathan: I thought Neil was given far too many songs
    Neil and Nathan: Both threw insults at each other
    Neil: Told you how I f#!ked your mother...
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged:
    • When Freeza's Mooks discuss their terrible aim:
      Freeza Goon A: Damn, man, you couldn't hit the broad side of a space barn!
      Freeza Goon B: Yeah, well that's only because I'm too busy hitting the broad side of your mom!
    • Cui and Vegeta do this back and forth. Vegeta first does it to Cui, who responds that his species reproduces asexually ("Gross. Out of my way.") Cui then does it to Vegeta:
      Vegeta: My mother's dead.
      Cui: I know.
    • Freeza then chillingly reprises the above example during his fight with Vegeta:
      Freeza: Well, Vegeta, time to send you crying home to mommy.
      Vegeta: [in extreme pain] My... mother's... dead.
      Freeza: I know.
    • In Bardock, the Father of Goku:
      Bardock: We need to raise an army, and—
      Random Saiyan: Your mom's an army!
    • Cell manages to work one into his broadcast announcing the Cell Games:
      Cell: And much like Vegeta's mother, I will accept all comers.
      Vegeta: HOW DARE.
  • When Dream and the hunters were in the Nether in "Minecraft Speedrunner VS 3 Hunters FINALE", BadBoyHalo told a joke to Dream, to which he responded with this trope. (15:44)
    Bad: Hey, Dream. I got a question for you.
    Dream: What?
    Bad: What is hot, and smells like potatoes?
    Dream: Your mom?
    The Hunters: Ohhhh!
    Bad: Hey! No, it's an oven once you're done making potatoes!
    Bad: ... Jerk.
  • In Part 4 of Dumb Lawyer Quotes IRL but in Ace Attorney, which includes a re-enactment of the exchange between Denver Fenton Allen and a judge, a college-age Phoenix, who plays Allen, caps off a string of expletives to the judge with "Your Mom," and the judge replies by giving him 10 years for contempt of court.
  • Game Grumps:
  • In The Guild, the cliffhanger for one season 3 episode is a member of the Axis of Anarchy telling Blaze "I just banged your mom".
  • In Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, Alucard, when telling Sir Integra what caused him to appear on the news, gives a particularly nice one to the SWAT team who bust into his room:
    Cops: Get on your knees!
    Alucard: (In a voiceover) So I responded with: (back to Alucard) I'm not your mother last night! (back to voiceover) And they took exception to that.
    [gets mulched by the guards, for what little good it does them]
  • Huggbees: It's a Running Gag on the channel. No matter what the topic is, Huggbees will find a way to slip in a winding simile that turns into a joke about how he had sex with your mom last night, often two or three times a video.
  • Jacksfilms:
    • Jacksfilms once asked his fans for their best "yo' mama" jokes as an episode of yiay. Some of them were subversions. These occasionally crop up in other yiays as well.
    • One sketch in Your Grammar Sucks involves trading poorly written yo mama jokes.
  • Kickassia:
    • Covered early, when The Nostalgia Critic calls The Cinema Snob:
      Nostalgia Critic: Any chance you have Sean's number?
      Cinema Snob: Your mom has Sean's number.
      Nostalgia Critic: Shut up.
    • Played for Laughs in one of the bloopers, when Doug forgot his line:
      Chris: Mr. Critic, what are your plans now for this new glorious nation?
      Doug: ... I'm doing your mother.
  • Left 4 Farts has the gang jokingly exchanging Your Mom insults on a building's roof while Francis is dangling over the edge of said roof. Zoe finally comes up with this gem:
    Yo' mama, is like a brick: she's dirty, she's flat on both sides, AND she always gets laid by Mexicans!
  • Matthew Santoro made a video called Yo Mama, where he shares many "Yo Mama" jokes, such as, "Yo mamma's so ugly, she made blind kids cry!".
  • Ozzy Man Reviews: In Wildlife Commentary Spoof video "Hare vs. Wolves", we get this gem: "The hare is like: 'Yo wolf mama is so fat she couldn't even catch a tortoise.' — The wolves point out it was in fact the hare who lost the race to the tortoise. — The hare says 'Fuck, that's actually a solid retort.'"
  • In Resident Evil 2 Abridged, William Birkin throws a "your mom" joke at the USS commandos holding him at gunpoint for his G-Virus. It goes about as well as you'd expect.
  • Rhett & Link made a subversion: a Yo Mama rap battle (of compliments).
    Rhett: Yo Mama is so pleasant that instead of sweating her body emits a continuous gentle breeze!
    Link: Yo mama's so precious, that Gollum was all like "What ring?" (Gollum!)
  • From the intro of The Runaway Guys Let's Play of Horror Land (now animated!):
    Jon: Imagine the horrors that await you when you go to Horror Land! That's why we're all wearing pointy hats, truly...
    Chugga: To defend ourselves from Jon's mother!
    Jon: What?! Am I gonna have to punch you out? Momma said knock you out 'cuz you've called her a whore!
    Chugga: I didn't say that!
    Jon: I'm pretty sure you just did.
    Chugga: No, I just said she was scary! And... considering how much of a jerk you are, the person who created you...
    Jon: Okay, I'm gonna throw you out of a fucking window right now.
  • Played for Laughs in Sailor Moon Abridged:
    Serena: Come on, Amy, let's go stalk him!
    Amy: But I'm trying to study!
    Serena: So's your mom!
    Amy: Serena, that doesn't make any sense.
    Serena: Shut up!
  • In Screen Rant Pitch Meetings, during the meeting for Star Trek, the Producer can hardly believe that the Vulcan bullies made dozens of attempts to try to anger Spock before they considered insulting his mother, which happens to be his personal Berserk Button.
  • Smosh's Food Battle 2008 has a scene where, when they pick a random item from the catalognote , Anthony suddenly says "How about we do... your mom!". Ian then states that "your mom" jokes are banned in Food Battle 2008, to which Anthony replies by pointing out that there's a picture of Ian's mother in the catalog.
  • "Previously on Todd in the Shadows... your mom! Hah. Also, on my show, this happened."
  • Two Best Friends Play:
    • It has several:
      Matt: Oh great, caves. I love caves.
      Pat: Don't you like dark, moist places?
      Matt: I like your mom's dark moist place.
      Pat: How about I kill you?
      Matt: How about no?
    • From the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood episode:
      [Pat is poisoned and killed]
      Pat: Aw, fuck!
      Matt: Ahaha! Yeah, you're a real combat specialist!
      Pat: Your mom is a fucking combat specialist.
      Matt: What?
      Pat: With my dick.
  • Ultra Fast Pony, from the episode "Pirate Shipping":
    Scootaloo: Why not get a thickshake?
    Sweetie Belle: If I wanted a thickshake I'd just go dancing with your mom.
  • In Video Games Awesome!'s playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Fraser encounters that one mopey NPC on the steps on Windfall Island:
    NPC: I want you to take a pictograph of the first perfectly round, pale thing you can think of and show it to me.
    Fraser: OK, where's your mom?
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series:
    Yami: I said you were cute. It's a compliment! Geez!
    Yugi: (angrily) Your face is cute!
    Yami: Yup.
    • In Episode 47:
      Kaiba: Hey, uh, question. Are you just going to paraphrase old movies and TV shows at us, or are you actually going to do something?
      Noah: ...Your mother.
    • In Marik's Evil Council video #2:
      Rex: Hey, baby, huh huh... come to Raptor.
      Rebecca: Eww, you guys have cooties!
      Marik: Your mother has cooties!
      Teddy: Your mother plays card games in Hell!
      Marik: I know! That's because I killed her!
      Teddy: ...Oh.
    • In Episode 59:
      Kaiba: Well I activate this!
      Yami: And I activate your momma.
      Kaiba: Then I activate... What!?
      Yami: You heard me, Kaiba. Your momma. I activated her.
      Kaiba: Tcheh.
      Yami: Yes, you can stop searching, Kaiba. After all these years, it turns out I'm your daddy.

    Real Life 
  • The world's many languages and dialects vary wildly in what each considers profane and/or insulting, but crude references to somebody’s mother are something almost all of them have in common. “Fuck your mom,” or some variation thereof (like a western dialect of Chinese which uses the imaginative one that literally translates as "Your mother is a diseased whore who fucks pigs!"), is considered among the very gravest of insults in most of the world’s cultures.
  • A common version of the joke is "Your mother wears Army boots!" It's often shouted without people knowing exactly where the joke comes from. People probably believe nowadays that it's a dig at the subject's mother's femininity (in a sort of inversion of Real Women Don't Wear Dresses), or perhaps implying that she's a Butch Lesbian. But it actually derives from the implication that she must have gotten the boots in a barter exchange after having sex with a soldier — something that might have happened to poor women in war zones. Nowadays, a woman who wears army boots is more likely to actually be in the army, so the joke falls flat.
  • The United States Government:
    • A United States Senator got in on the action once, albeit in a relevant way:
      Jon Kyl (R-AZ): I don't need maternity care. So requiring that on my insurance policy is something that I don't need and will make the policy more expensive.
      Debbie Stabenow (D-MI): I think your mom probably did.
    • After the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, the Satanic Temple established a new abortion clinic in New Mexico. Their name for the new clinic? The Samuel Alito’s Mom’s Satanic Abortion Clinic. note 
  • In the late Roman Republic, Cicero was known for his wit, but he was also a novus homo (new man), so many people didn't respect him. When a man named Metellus repeatedly asked him "Who's your father, Cicero?" he replied, "For you, your mother has made the question difficult to answer." note 
  • Christopher Sabat, Funimation voice actor known for yelling the memetic "Over 9000" line, has apparently encountered a T-shirt reading, "Your Mom is Over 9000."
  • Hideki Kamiya loves to reply to stupid Twitter questions with "Ask your mom." In a subversion of this trope, this is less "your mother is a..." and more "if you need to learn some good manners, go back to your parents."
  • The final of the 2006 FIFA World Cup was famously punctuated by French footballer Zinedine Zidane headbutting Italian footballer Marco Materazzi (and getting ejected for it). Consensus is that Materazzi said something to provoke Zidane, probably along these lines. Materazzi later confirmed that he had made a crude remark about Zidane's sister.
  • "(You're a) son of a bitch" is basically a roundabout way of saying "Your mother is a whore."

Your mom's a trope!

Alternative Title(s): Yo Momma, Your Mum, Your Mam, Your Mother


Nicole makes Hector angry

In order to make Hector angry, Nicole makes several insults about his mother which makes him very upset.

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