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"If I wanna put a trumpet in my ass and run around this restaurant and blow "Hallelujah, Yankee Doodle," that's my business!"
Cletus Klump, The Nutty Professor II

A Gasshole is a character in a series who is known for being, well, gassy. The humor may focus on the frequency with which this person farts/belches, or the magnitude of their emissions, or their shamelessness about it. If they use their, ahem, talent as a form of attack, the trope is Fartillery, and if they meet their match it's Farts on Fire.

A blatant example of Toilet Humour.


Examples of Gasshole include:


Anime and Manga[edit | hide | hide all]

  • Gasser/Heppokomaru in Bobobo-Bo Bo-bobo. However, this is treated like any other power in the series, and the fact that his attacks are farts is hardly ever addressed after his first major appearance.
  • In Eyeshield 21, flatulence is one of many bad habits of Otawara.
  • Played in a surprisingly serious manner by those affected by The Virus in Gyo.
  • In DNA², one of the main characters, a shy and sweet gym practitioner named Kotomi Takanashi, has an unusual disorder: she farts when she's nervous. (And in the manga, her farts are epic.) So she tries to solve this by bonding with her friend Junta, an Unlucky Everydude who throws up when he gets aroused.
  • Iggy the dog in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is known to cling to the faces of people he doesn't like (nearly everyone) and fart. This turns into Fartillery in the fighting game as he does this as his throw, and he has a super version that looks and acts similar to Akuma's Raging Demon.

Comics[edit | hide]

Film[edit | hide]

  • Shrek:
    • Plenty of this film series' humor comes from Shrek and Fiona's bodily functions. During the opening sequence Shrek leaps into a pond, lets go one, and tries to feign innocence as a few bubbles rise up behind him—followed by a dead trout! Also, "Better out than in, I always say, eh?".
    • And who can forget:

Donkey: Whoo, Shrek, did you do that?! Man you gotta warn somebody before you just crack one off; my mouth was open n' everything!
Shrek: Believe me, Donkey, if it was me, you'd be dead!

    • And the fairies captured in jars wished they were in the opening sequence of Shrek 2!
  • Pumbaa the warthog from The Lion King was said to be an outcast among the other jungle animals due to his uncontrollable (and intolerable) flatulence. This quality was played for cartoonish comic effect in the spin-off series, Timon & Pumbaa.
  • The Spleen from Mystery Men was cursed with explosive flatulence after he blamed a fart on an old gypsy woman who was passing by when he was walking in the park with his friends. He now uses his superior farting skills to fight crime. Fo' serious.
  • In Last Action Hero, there's a character in the movie-within-a-movie who was apparently known for being flatulent (he's Dead to Begin With). His name was Leo the Fart.
  • In Tropic Thunder, Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black) is famous for a series of movies in which he plays an entire family whose humor seems to be entirely fat jokes and lots of flatulence.
    • Likely a parody of Eddie Murphy's movies of the same vintage. Cletus Klump in The Nutty Professor is such an example that he provides the page quote.
  • This was the defining characteristic of Devlin Bowman, the Big Bad of Master of Disguise. Not Brent Spiner's finest role.
  • Booger in Revenge of the Nerds.
  • Cholly the chalicothere from Ice Age, whose flatulence was so loud it was mistaken for a mammoth trumpeting.
    • Not to mention that he uses his farts to propel Scrat into the air in the game.
  • Shaun of the Dead: "I'll stop doing it when you stop laughing."
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail: The strangely flatulent Sir Bedevere. Although his gas isn't a common source of humor after that; the funny part is more that that's the only thing he has to distinguish him by, when the other knights are called things like "brave" and "handsome."
  • The 1984 film Night Patrol features among its characters a flatulent midget police captain.
  • In Who's Your Caddy?, a big guy in a kilt cuts loose a long fart. He must have really held that in for so long!
  • Rudy from Little Giants.
  • In one scene from Chicken Little, Runt trips while he, C.L., and the others were running away from the aliens, and belches with each impact.
  • One of the sailors in Treasure Planet speaks exclusively in farts. After an initial gag it's played seriously.
  • Thunderpants is a 2002 movie about a boy with superpowered flatulence.
  • Blazing Saddles. Campfire scene + Cowboys + Pot full of beans = Memorable (and funniest!) Movie Scene in Cinematic History.

Cowboy: How 'bout some more beans, Mr. Taggart?
Mr. Taggart: I'd say you've had ENOUGH!

  • Cletus Klump from the remakes of The Nutty Professor more than counts. Aside from being the one with the privilege of giving us one of our two page quotes there, he openly demonstrates his Gasshole tendencies on both family dinner scenes in the first movie, resorting to deliberately breaking wind and utterly destroying any tracks of conversation that preceded it. Much to Ernie Junior's vast amusement.

Literature[edit | hide]

Live Action TV[edit | hide]

  • The Slitheen in Doctor Who, due to something or other to do with how they compress themselves into their disguises. Well, the extra material has to go somewhere.
  • The natives of Tersurus in the Comic Relief special Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death communicated via controlled flatulence. They all died when one of them discovered fire.
  • The yeast sock puppets on Good Eats; just like real yeast, they do nothing but eat, multiply, and pass lots of gas.
  • "Timmy Toot-Toot" of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. Lisa Zemo as well, who entered a talent show with burping the alphabet as her talent.
  • Farscape:
    • Rygel farts helium! Is there anything Rygel can't do?!
    • Crichton calls a Sheyang scavenger this very name in a season 1 episode.
  • So Random, the Show Within a Show on Sonny With a Chance has sketches with Gassie, a parody of America's Favorite Collie, who communicates through her flatulence.
  • Why do you think they call him "Beans"?
  • If this sketch has any truth to it, Grace Kelly.
  • Subverted in the episode "Drew Blows His Promotion" of The Drew Carey Show, where Drew shows a safety video he made to his company's Board of Directors which apparently featured him passing gas loudly every few seconds - however, the fart noises were actually added as a birthday prank by one of his friends. Then played straight later when Drew meets with the Board again to explain that the video was a prank, but is struggling not to actually pass gas while he's talking, because he had previously eaten a rotten tofu cake.
  • The Fast Show had the character of Bob Fleming, a TV host with a persistent terrible cough. Different sketches introduced his friends with similarly distracting tics, one of whom was a woman who continually belched and farted.
  • Bargearse.
  • Woody from The Suite Life On Deck, who can perform "Stairway to Heaven" Le Pétomane-style after eating the Mexican buffet.
    • When his attractive sister shows up, she clears the deck. "I've been holding that one in since I got on the boat!"
  • Completely averted in a Saturday Night Live sketch, Bean Cafe, where Tom Hanks is the proprietor of a café that sells nothing but beans. The entire premise of the sketch is that it neatly avoids every single fart-joke it sets up. As the old rhyme goes "Beans, beans, good for the heart. Beans, beans, great for your heart!"

Customer: (sniffs) Alright, who did it?
Owner: What?
Customer: Who went and made my favorite pie again?

We may be really small but we've both got big hearts
It's all right in here as long as no-one...
(one of the puppets farts)

  • Horrible Histories had a musical number where a group of cowboys sing about what the life of a real cowboy was of like. One of them farts a solo because of all the beans they eat.

Music[edit | hide]


Toys[edit | hide]

  • Kapura from Bionicle produced fiery gas-clouds of flatulence, which propelled him forward. This detail was only ever seen in the Mata Nui On-Line Game, and was to be mentioned in the canceled Legend of Mata Nui video game, so its place in the canon storyline is dubious. After the story turned serious, it is doubtful it will be ever brought up again.


Video Games[edit | hide]

  • Wario, in Wario Ware and Super Smash Bros..
  • EarthBound's Master Belch.
  • The boss of New Junk City in Earthworm Jim.
  • The Bile Demons from Dungeon Keeper had weaponized farts.
  • In Donkey Kong 64, one of Chunky Kong's most powerful attacks is a giant belch that, in the form of a circular green shockwave, kills any enemy it hits, including some that can't be defeated in any other way.
    • Donkey Kong Country 3 also had a giant living barrel named Belcha as its first boss. To defeat it you had to throw things into its mouth and make him burp himself off the edge of the level.
  • Sloppy Sims in The Sims series and Sims with the "Slob" trait in The Sims 3 burp and fart randomly.
  • ALL the monsters in Rampage: Total Destruction burp and/or fart after consuming people.
  • In the original Grand Theft Auto game, there is a button to honk the horn while driving a car. If you press it while your character is on foot, he burps or farts.
  • Boogerman.
  • Occurs often in fighting games, bonus points if the character is also morbidly obese (ie: Earthquake, Chaos, Bo'Rai'Cho etc). The same characters tend to also hurl other bodily fluids on command, which may stun, slip or just dissolve the recipient.
  • The Stenches in the Crash Bandicoot games, are bird/skunk hybrids known for their huge bursts of concentrated stink in their enemy's direction. They do not qualify as Fartillery as they're not actual farts. In Mind Over Mutant, though, their special attack appears to come from their... yeah.
  • Oddworld features a weaponized version in the form of a green cloud that can be possessed (yes, really) and detonated on command.
  • The demon Gluttons in Dante's Inferno.


Web Comics[edit | hide]

  • Loserz: Not all the time (fortunately), but when Jodie does, it's not pretty. She's such a delicate flower.
  • Baby Man from Axe Cop, who has the powers of a baby.
  • Lampshaded in this edition [dead link] of World of Fizz, although other characters are more frequently shown belching or farting than Kelli.
  • Skull the large blue troll on PvP.
  • Ayanah from Pawn.Not only does she fart several times throughout the series, they're also usually comically exaggerated; they have been shown to be capable of echoing throughout the entire dungeon and were even (accidentally) used as Fartillery.


Western Animation[edit | hide]

  • Billy from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. He's guaranteed some approximation of three fart jokes and five burp jokes per scene he appears in. In the episode "Tastes Like Chicken" Mandy proved herself quite the Gasshole as well (her belches cause minor earth tremors).
    • In an episode about Billy's childhood, a younger Billy actually uses farts as a means of rudimentary hovercraft locomotion as a means to win fastest baby contests.
    • Mandy also did a "pull my finger" on the audience at one point.
    • The Invisible Duck episode was all about making others look like this, and the end just twists it all out of shape.
  • In Dexter's Laboratory, Dexter suffers this in the episode "Critical Gas". He believes has only 30 minutes to live after he eats an unbelievably large burrito; he comes to this conclusion by experimenting by pumping up a balloon (which he draws a facsimile of his bespectacled face on) until it burst. His flatulence is heard around the world, and breaks the tv behind him.
  • Gonard from Kappa Mikey is also a constant source of gas-themed humor, featuring such gags as him accidentally blowing up a house with a fart. (the same episode mentioned that medical science used the term "Gonard's Syndrome" to describe explosive flatulence) Mitsuki, however, whose own fart echoed throughout the galaxy after she accidentally ate some ice cream with novelty farting powder on it.
  • Family Guy's Peter Griffin, the King of the Fart Joke.
    • Not only Peter uses his farts at will (mostly to abuse Meg), but in a cutaway gag, he had a farting contest with Micheal Moore and the two basically "created" music out of it.
  • In Animaniacs, Wakko Warner was a Gasshole as well as an Extreme Omnivore and Big Eater. He once belched The Blue Danube in Symphony Hall, and was a general provider of dozens of burp jokes throughout the run of Animaniacs. His Symphony Hall performances ended with him bowing and repeatedly declaring, "Excuse me!"
    • As his alter-ego the great Wakkorati.
  • Hector's stomach, Stomach, in Evil Con Carne.
  • Drawn Together, natch:
  • Kim Possible: One would think Kim's friend and sidekick Ron Stoppable, with his primarily Bueno Nacho-based diet, would be an absolute fart machine...but aside from a passing (no pun intended) reference in "Ron Millionare", you'd be wrong. His mole rat pal Rufus, however, rips a horrendous one after gorging himself on kibble in "Adventures in Rufus-Sitting", and is chided for burping when Ron wishes to impress Zita Flores.

'Kim: Hey, you don't tell him to cut out the gross stuff when Im around.
Ron: What's your point?

  • In one episode of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Bloo, not really impressed with a video tour of Foster's that Mac made for school, decides to improve on it by dubbing in fart noises. As one might expect, Hilarity Ensues.
  • Total Drama Island: Owen. The guy kills a fish in the opening intro!
    • Didn't Shrek do that first?
      • Well, Owen only did it in the Island intro, but he still does fart often. (Running Gag and all that.)
  • Johnny Test has his signature "flaming power poots" under his superhero form, "Johnny X".
  • The Simpsons: Barney Gumbel, whose distinctive belch is his Catch Phrase.
  • Terrance and Phillip.
  • Granma-ma from Duckman, who was in a vegetative state and could only communicate through farting.
  • Stimpy of Ren and Stimpy was very flatulent from time to time. In one episode he forgets what a fart is and calls it his child because it came out of his butt. Given that it was Ren and Stimpy, the fart actually is sentient.
    • Don't think that Ren wasn't a Gasshole from time to time... he did make bubbles in the bubbles in the bathtub in a couple of episodes... and not with his mouth!
  • Heffer of Rocko's Modern Life was also very flatulent, on one occasion when he is sitting (literally) for Filburt's egg he farts and Filburt angrily replies "what did Mr. Big Squishy Butt say?" because he was jealous that he couldn't sit on the egg.
  • You Can't Do That on Television had this occur a lot.
  • In The Ripping Friends the villain Citracet was granted super powers all revolved around farting.
  • Mr. Rude of The Mr. Men Show does this on occasion.
  • Robotboy: Gus Bachman-Turner.
  • Yvon Ducharme (of The Yukon) not only never bathes, but also farts frequently. At one point, someone tried to use CPR on him, and the chest compression casued Yvon to fart, which caused his would be rescuer to pass out.
  • Maurice the Maggot of Freaky Stories, continually farting. At one point he gets the "Maggot Flu", which is like the normal flu, except you also fart whenever you sneeze. That said, Larry the Cockroach was able to beat him at a fart-off.
  • In Beast Wars, Megatron uses a virus to turn Rhinox into one of these. It backfires. literally. [1]
  • Ripper from Stoked, hence the Meaningful Nickname.
  • Jade acquires a belching habit in the Jackie Chan Adventures episode "Relics of Demons Past", although it's never brought up or referenced again.
    • And when that belching comes in contact with the power of Wind Demon, those belches could rival hurricanes.
  • From The Mask: the Animated Series, Kablamous the Exploding Man (who's somehow able to inflate and explode himself repeatedly) is defeated when The Mask affixes a tap to him, causing him to deflate harmlessly every time he tries to inflate... turning him into what is essentially a perpetual farting machine.
  • The Venture Brothers: The Action Man from the original Team Venture is prone to flatulence at his advancing age.
  • The Cleveland Show - in the episode "Gone with the Wind" Cleveland is given a literal fart card by his doctor.
  • Gunther from Kick Buttowski. Brad has been known to fart when he needs to (e.g. in a fight) and one episode revealed Kendall is one in private.
  • Beezy on Jimmy Two-Shoes, usually of the burping variety.
  • Dragon from Jane and the Dragon.


Web Original[edit | hide]

  • Germaine of Neurotically Yours chugged down a bottle of the titular soda in "Gas-E-Pop" and burped constantly for the remainder of the short. Since then, she has been known to burp randomly out of the blue (and again with soda in the A-Kon Convention episode).
  • Nate, of the school Underdogs at Whateley Academy in the Whateley Universe, has this as his superpower. His codename is Miasma. What more do you need to know about him?

Real Life[edit | hide]

  • 19th Century French stage performer Joseph Pujol, aka Le Petomane, was known for his act of using his wind to imitate cannon fire and explosives, blowing out candles from several yards away, and playing "La Marseillaise".
    • In his army days, he amused his fellow soldiers by, ah, immitating a waterspout. Yes, with his ass. Le Petomane is a doubtful example, actually, as he did not actually fart - he just had incredible control over his butthole muscles, which let him...suck in large amounts of air. Into his ass. Bloody Frenchmen.
  • Justin Timberlake, who has won the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards burping contest more than once.
  • Cameron Diaz won the inaugural Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Best Burp Award.
  • Paul Hunn, the Guiness record-holder for loudest belch.
  • Dougie Poynter from McFly.
  • Katy Perry, according to her former husband...

"That woman is like a flatulence factory. The pop hits that she fires out of her mouth are nothing compared to what comes out the other end of her!"

  • In a ironic twist that makes this troper think that God has a sense of humor, anybody following a healthy diet is going to become one. High-fiber vegetables and beans create a lot of gas, while high-protein meat and eggs make it smell.
  • Metformin, the front-line drug treatment for type II diabetes, is sometimes called 'Metfartmin'.
  • There are several videos on the internet of people showing off their belching skills. Those are only a few of the many, many, examples.
  • The He-gassen Japanese painting. No comment.
  • Jessica Simpson and her truck-driver belches.
  • Julie Andrews, in an interview, happened to mention that Rex Harrison was "a rather windy gentleman." She spoke of how, during one live-theater performance, he couldn't help letting loose with what she termed a "machine-gun burst." And now you'll never watch My Fair Lady or Doctor Doolittle the same way again.