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Shaking the Rump

This is the trope where a character moves their buttocks around, which can be done in a few variants sexual arousal, cockiness, or celebration.

: A character does this to sexually arouse another character. Note that the sex-appeal of the male body is designed to come from the upper body, therefore when a male character invokes this trope for this particular reason, its seen as being eitherjarringorhumorous, unless if hesMr. Fanservice. Since the female bodys sex-appeal is designed to come from the lower body, female examples of this are commonly intriguing, especially if the female isMs. Fanservice.

: A character does this as a way of being, well,cheekyto another character, particularly when theyre annoying ortauntingthem. This is commonly done by unruly and impudent characters, showing that because insulting people isnt enough, then moving the buttocks in front of the character will do the job.

: A character does this as a part of celebrating their success or achievements, although this can overlap with the second variant can overlap if winning means the character isarrogant enough to rub it in on other competitors.

CompareBelly Dancer, which is someone who shakes their belly and hips but doesnt use this trope. Taking this trope too far would also overlap withMooning, which is of course according to straight menrather gross when a male does itbut not a female, even though female examples ofMooningarent very common. Related toSexy Walkand possibly alsoThree Minutes of Writhing.

s trademark butt dance involves him pulling his pants down and shaking his butt to taunt someone.

Kazumi is implied to be doing this on the cover of the 12th manga volume of

starts with Potemayo herself shaking her butt, followed by the rest of the main cast in the background.

, Kim does this in order to turn it into a portal to another world in Chapter 98, using the motion of her butt to spell out the kana for the word Majou (witch). Shes not particularly thrilled to have to do this, as apparently the witch in charge of setting up the portal had a rather twisted sense of humor.

In a rare example of this trope being used forFemale Gaze, Satoshi Isshiki from

often does a routine where he dons aNaked Apronand shakes his bare butt in front of his dorm mates. Whats even funnier is that

of them find this strange at allIn fact, they all cheer him on as he does so,even the male ones!

with Rockruff, and the camera even zooms in on his butt as he does it!

strips depicts a black womans gyrating rear end, as an example of typical programming on theBETTV channel.

has one strip with Marigold performingThe Dance of the Glittering Hindquarters

Cera shakes her tail at a sharptooth after the log connecting both sides of the chasm falls… until it jumps over the gap.

movie has Dragon shaking her rear end while Donkey is singing

: During the song Roll Back the Rock, Rex briefly leans forwards with his butt high in the air and vigorously

. At the same time, the kids do the same and effortlessly match his movements.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

where The Chipettes shook their tails.

shakes her rear end after emerging from water, to shed droplets from the furry tail that hangs at the back of her tribal warrior-woman costume.

A subversion occurs in the indie comedy from the 90s,

. Alison Eastwood (yes, the daughter ofClint Eastwood) combines this withSexy Coat Flashingas she reveals her *ahem* assets and shakes them for her lover.

, Clint Eastwoods character turns downsexual bribery from a student worried about her grade, telling her to go home and study your ass off instead. As she walks off in a snit we get aMale Gazelook at her rear, causing Clint to say, Dont study it all off.

,Clint EastwoodandJeff Bridgescheck out the behind of ashort-skirted waitressas she walks away after taking their order. Jeff declares it poetry in motion. Ah,The 70s…

, the (white) cheerleaders do some serious rumpshaking:

Were black, we know it, we shake our big booties and show it,we aint white, we aint white, we definitely aint white. Break it downniggas!

Chloe does this in front of Beca as she walks away in one scene of

, which explains the formersambiguously bisexuallifestyle.

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

, Felicity Shagwell shakes her rear for Austin during their first encounter, in an attempt to seduce him.

. Our heroes are taken to the villainsElaborate Underground Base, which is full ofcatsuited femalesbustling about.

: Looks more like hind-quarters to me!

: Honey Hornee does this in front of Garth while wearing a tight white dress, causing Garths glasses to fog up.

(2016). The protagonist lampshades how hes going to look at the ass of his favorite waitress as she walks away after taking his order. She puts on an exaggerated shake for him.

, Hank sees the titular rottweiler unable to get out of his owners truck. His response? He makes fun of him and even waves his butt at him, much to Drovers dismay and the rottweilers outrage.

books, Picky-Picky shakes his rear end while planning to jump.Truth in Television-hes a cat, and cats do that.

(s4e2) gets carried away while leaving a flirty phone message for her cohab Fritz.

, Eric is upset that Donna mooning Jackie during a school event made it into the yearbook. Donnas response is to shake her ass during their circle.The Stingerinvolves

engaging at this as they shake it at the camera.

Averted by Harmony when she breaks up with Spike, saying that the only thing Spike will see of her from now on is her ass walking away unwilling to give him even that pleasant sight, she decides to back away instead.

spin-off, Harmony becomes AngelsSexy Secretaryafter he becomesCEO of Wolfram & Hart. In theDay in the Lifeepisode Harms Way, the audience is gifted with aMale Gazeclose-up of Harmonys behind in a tight skirt as she bustles about in her daily routine.

Cordelia is jealous of the way Xander is obsessed with Buffy. Xander says hes just watching Buffys back, which Cordelia turns round on him by claiming Xander is always checking out Buffys butt. When Xander denies this, she says, Fine, watch my back and walks off. Xander obediently checks out her behind.

When Wesley first meets Cordelia, he notes that shes quitecheekyafter watching her walk away from him.

episode Fucksgiving, where Piper and Alex happily shake their butts to Milkshake at

s goodbye party, even grinding on each other towards the end. As it occurs late in Season 1, its one of the signs of Piper putting aside her distrust of Alex and rediscovering her feelings for her.

. In First-Person Shooter an entire police precinct is having aHello, Nurse!reaction toMs. Fanservicestripper Jade Blue Afterglow, including Mulder. As she leaves the interrogation room, Mulder leans sideways out of his chair to check out her ass as she walks down the corridor. An amused Scully leans sideways in unison, to block his view.

. Our first view of the1980sis amini-skirted dolly birdsashaying away from the camera, which ispositioned at hemline level.

This will surely pop up in manyHip-Hopmusic videos if the songs focus onthat certain body part.

While you wont see it in every single music video clip of hers, itsShakiras stock in trade.

Heavily parodied by French comedianMichal Youn

, under his fake rapper persona Fatal Bazooka, in the clipJaime Trop Ton Boule (Shake Ton Booty)

Ike andTina Turnerand The IkettesShake A Tail Feather.

Possibly theTrope Codifierand the song played over the aforementioned scene inThat 70s Showwould beShake Your Booty, by KC and the Sunshine Band

Taylor Swiftand her backup dancers in her video for the aptly named Shake it Off.

Meghan Trainors All About That Bass has both female and male dancers twerking.

Done by the playfield Tube Dancer toy in

The game starts with a close-up of the golfer shaking his rear, limbering up for the tee-off.

Gunther dances on top of the backbox during the game to distract the player.

Shawn Michaelsused to do this back in the 90s as a part of his Sexy Boy gimmick. This dissipated in his 2002-2010 run.

Rikishidid this frequently. This is the first of many reasons why hisFaceHeel Turnwas an utter failure. Its hard for people to buy you as a bad man when even your jumbo tron clips feature your ass prominently.

used to be used duringBlack Roses entrances; she always does this.

Frankie V did this in a show of how seriously he wasnt taking World Xtreme Wrestlings Elite 8 in 2003, while making an entrance into a battle royal he wasnt even allowed in.

In WWE Taboo Tuesday 2004,Trish Stratusdoes this cockily after retaining the Womens Championship in the Fulfill Your Fantasy Battle Royal.

TNAVelvet Skyalways does it in her entrances, especially between the apron. AsTazwould say Let the pigeons loose! When entering the ring during the 2012 WWC Anniversario,MelinaPerez mimed smelling something terrible, which caused Velvet to go back to the second rope and keep shaking her rump over it until Melina spanked her.

The phrase Theres nothing wrong with showing off if you can back it up.took on new meaningthanks toDolph Zigglers gyration.

Radiant Rain did so when Homicide called out theWSUroster for a challenge (he wanted to be inQueen and King Of The Ring), which generated giggles even from Jessicka Havok.

Ryusuke Taguchi had a tendency to taunt his opponents by shaking his money maker inNew Japan Pro-Wrestling, something his rivalLow Kiwould eventually turn back on him.

Taya Valkyrie of Los Perros Del Mal is prone to doing so, in annoyance to some of her more serious stablemates.

This is one ofEve Torressignature moves. She pops her butt up and down in a squatted position right before performing a moonsault on her opponent. In

, this is called the Booty Popping Moonsault.

At TNAs Genesis Pay Per View, rather than brag about how wellBad Influencewould wrestle or how badly they would beat their opponents,Christopher Danielsdecided to return the companys roots and promised to shake his rump.

Seleziya Sparx has been known to bounce her butt while making an entrance, as well as onpeoples heads.

twerkingbut ended up falling on her butt while trying to pop it. Aforementioned La Rosa Negra was there to play it straight though.

, Davey Richards shook his butt while holding Silas Young in a reverse Indian death lock.

Portugals Perfect Athlete Shanna took to twerkingafter it became a dirty word to much of America, following a certain someones performance(and resolved to kicking La Rosa Negrasderrierewhen she provedbetterat it).

Jaider Lee,to the delightof many fans attending New Xtreme Orders shows.

The New Dayalways gyrate their hips during their entrances and whenever they celebrate their wins.

Faye Jacksons rump shakingcan prove hazardous, as Solo Darling and Sumie Sakai learned the hard way after being accidentally ejected from the ring by the rookie on the first Women Of Honor live show.

This has become a sort of signature trait forWario, who will often shake or slap his butt as either a taunt or victory pose. One of his taunts in

has him mockingly shaking his rump at the camera.

Yoshi has recently taken to doing it, too.

One ofDaxtersvarious dance animations when he and Jak find a Power Cell is to turn around and shake his butt at the camera. Humorously, a cowbell can be heard in the background.

One of Koala Kongs animations during his boss battle in the original

is to turn around and do this, likely to show off hisassets.

, Crash does a little shaking routine left and right when he holds up Aku Aku for protection.

The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures

, this was done by some of the women in the Beat It and Eat It level.

does a butt-shaking dance which is one of the qualities that goes well with her status as the gamesMs. Fanservice.

: Whether Medusa readies a skill or her charge attack, she will be doing this in her playable version.

, Madison does this when Pacoforces her to strip at gunpoint. She does it todistracthim so that she canclub him with a lamp, though.

does this while firing automatic blasts. Of course, since the enemies cant see her back when she does it,shes probably doing it for the player.

, if the Demoman taunts while holding the Scottish Resistance, he turns around and shakes his posterior while squeaking noises are heard.

Players can also abuse animation quirks to have the Sniper to a rump-shake/hip thrust by repeatedly squatting and zooming in on the sniper rifle at the same time.

taunts towards an enemy, not to mention this also goes along with herbutt attackin

, when someone uses the rare Rat Face item, a rat appears to steal everyone elses coins, while doing a dance that ends with it shaking its rump.

, Flareon does this when called into battle.

Quagsire and Aipom in the second game do this as an attack animation, and Quilava also does it before attacking.

games, recurring mini boss Mr. Frosty often taunts Kirby by shaking his rear, and he wears assless chaps to boot!

, there are turkey-like enemies named Twerkey, Twergull and Twerkpea. Their name

include the word twerk for a reason.

episode The Jiggly Butt has Germaine shaking her butt, watching it jiggle to see if she gained weight and she does it again happily after Foamy encouraged her to be proud of being aFat Bastard. Foamy soon regrets this and wonderswho wrote this episode.

, Homestars character video ends with him randomly doing a butt-dance. He later interrupts the ending of theStrong Bad Emailbottom 10 to do another one.

Butt-dance again, like the rhythms down your pants, now!

The mail box segment from the first episode of

has Medaka, who is wearing bra and panties, sings the mail song from

while shaking her butt to emphasis herself waging her tail.

, Duchess (during the song Everybody Wants To Be a Cat) briefly (and seductively) shakes her booty at the camera. This animation is recycled for Maid Marian in

shows Sonic shaking his butt on Dr. Robotniks monitor screen, looking over his shoulder.

The Macarena parody Macadamia Nut from

features some Grade-A booty shaking fromDot, Hello Nurse and Minerva Mink.

taunts General Zhao by shaking his butt at him, which ends up in Zhao burning his own ship.

One scene from the Bad Little Boy episode from

has Cake morphing her body into a voluptuous one and proceeds to shake her butt at the camera for a couple of seconds during Marshall Lees song.

Marshall Lee himself also wiggles his bum seductively at Fiona during the same scene. Fiona is not amused and quickly shoves him away.

episode The S-Word, Granddad tells Huey how traumatized Riley is for being called a nigga by a third-grade teacher, but what Riley is really doing is what Huey believes to be the celebratory booty dance due to the fact Granddad will sue the teacher for restitution.

the Dragons, along with pretty much every other character in the show, does this during the song Shake Your Dragon Tail.

episode Smarty Pants, A.J. mocks Timmy by doing this after receiving yet another A+, and after wishing to be the smartest kid in the world, Timmy does this in front of A.J. in return after teaching the class about the Alamo and the state of Texas, in which he receives an A+ for it.

, Peter does it as a part of his goofy impression ofWinston Churchill, much to the annoyance of Lois and the other flight attendance.

Everyone at a beach party that Quagmire brings Chris to. Theres even a close-up of one womans bikini butt during the number.

, Fred the cat does this while trying to do a dance.

: Wiggle your belly-not your bum!

: During the song, How Bad Can I Be?, the Once-Ler sings, Shake that bottom line while his aunt wiggles her butt with a dollar sign painted on the back of her dress.

) all imitate Lincolns victory dance as they all proceed to shake their booty right on the spot in the living room, until their parents also join in to show them how its

done! Lincoln notes that its definitely hereditary.

During her initial round ofUnsportsmanlike Gloatingin Lynn-er Takes All, Lynn repeatedly thrusts her ass in Lenis face. As this behavior istypical of Lynn, her sister is just annoyed at having to see this again.

does this frequently while chanting Booty booty booty dance!

Gloria from the movies also tends to do this, one notable example being right in the beginning of the second movie (along with the rest of the main characters) and during theDance Party Ending.

: Martha the dog lists shaking your fanny as part of a greeting ritual.

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

From the season 2 finale, this is part of Twilight Sparkle and CadencesSecret Handshakeinvolving with both ponies shaking their rumps together.

The season 4 episode Filli Vanilli sees

do this a few times, dancing along with the music shes singing.

In Equestria Girls, we see that Human Rarity is quite fond of this dance.

In season 4 episode It Aint Easy Being Breezies, at one point Fluttershy dresses up like a bee and asks a swarm of them if itbrings to mind any imagesfor them while wiggling her butt at them.

Wiggling your rump is listed in Pinkie Pies Piggy Dance song.

An unintentional example when Candace shakes her rear all because she hassquirrels in her pants. The extended version of the song has extra ass shaking action!

Theres also one episode where the Fireside Girls did this in which they call it the Waggle Dance.

, Professor Utonium makes fun of HIM and starts taunting him, shaking his rear and everything.

episode Seans Neptune Tune,Sean briefly shakes his butt at the camera during the Neptune Kind of Day song

: Rick, Morty and Summer do such a dance at the end of season 1. The song theyre dancing to is even titledShake That Ass, Bitch

: In the episode What Becomes of the Broken Hearted Quigley does it when hes trying to adjust his camera to take a picture of his plant.

, Homer walks in on Lisa shaking her butt and is not amused by it, but then seesthe girls on TV doing the exact same thing, which Lisa was copying.

A more humorous example occurs during a discussion about an ad featuring Marge that makes her butt look big because it supposedly sells, to which Bart claims it works for the Lumber King. Cue an animatronic sign featuring nothing but (aha) a buildershaking his ass at the viewer.

TheStupid Sexy Flandersincident in Little Big Mom, when Ned Flanders shakes his ass as hes wearing a tight ski suit.

Feels like Im wearing nothin at all! Nothin at all! Nothin at all!

In Team Homer, Mrs. Krabappel does this blatantly while adjusting her desk to taunt Bart, whos wearing a uniform that forces him to behave and not shoot her butt with his slingshot.

This trope was also referenced by Homer in Brother from the Same Planet, though he wasnt allowed to go through with it.

Marge, when kids these days say bad, they mean good. And to shake your booty means to wiggle ones butt. Permit me to demonstrate…

Squidward does it on a few occasions, particularly when he mocks SpongeBobs mishaps. Christmas Who? and Club SpongeBob are common examples.

SpongeBob also does it to Sandy when he wants her to chase him to the Krusty Krab in Texas.

The earliest example is in Pizza Delivery where SpongeBob jiggles

: In School Spirit, Brittney Wong and the other cheerleaders for the Echo Creek Awesome Opossums plan to distract the Silver Hill Warriors with their booty-shaking dance moves during the big game. Star (who thinks the game is going to be an actual battle) is rather embarrassed, and unimpressed, when they throw in a demonstration.

warrior is going to be distracted by Chantelles booty!

episodeGiant Woman, Amethyst does this during herFusion Dancewith Pearl.

: This is one of Roachs dance moves in Noob Kids on the Block.

Shake your booty-butt! Shake, shake, shake it!

episode Lessons In Love has theinfamousBooty Quake scene where Kimmy tries to get Octus help for her test by doing a enticing dance, which can be foundhere

In the episode Legs, Starfire does this in front of Raven, who isnt that keen on joining along to dance with the other Titans. However, Raven, whose cloak was taken away from Robin, does a little hip shaking after renaming herself Lady Legasus, and later when all of the Titans are dancing again.

In Nose Mouth, Cyborg does this which is part of the You were wrong dance to Raven, who stated that using her dark magic to stop Robin from disturbing peoples sleep can cause some issues.

In The Fourth Wall, Beast Boy does this while wearing his underwearin front of the fourth wall, only for an annoyed Raven to smash his head on it.

It has been athingfor Robin to show off his posterior once an episode. In the episodes Hey You, Dont Neglect Me in Your Memory, Bee Money, Mr. Butt, Operation Tin Man, and Arms Race with Legs all have him twerking his behind for amusement, humiliation, or to show off.

In Booty Scooty, Robin has to do the aforementioned dance just to get into the Tower. The Freak also has to do the same thing at the end of the episode.

short Starscream Heckles Megatron has Starscream make fun of Megatron behind his back while hes giving a speech to the other Decepticons, acting innocent whenever his boss turns around. The mocking gesture Starscream performs that gets him caught is shaking his butt in Megatrons direction.

Blossom and Bubbles do it with Allegro the panda in the episode Painbow, much to Buttercups disgust.

Bubbles also briefly does it in Somewhere Over The Swingset with one of Allegros minions.

Bubbles shakes her rump at a sabertooth tigerwhile turned into a mouse with her aura powersin 15 Minutes Of Fame.

shortGood Sportshas a football player Goofy taunt the opposing team by shaking his rear in front of them.

While the song Yellow by French DJ 20syl[1]

, Karl, Sam, Delf, and Anton incorporate some tail feather shaking into their dance routines.

episode, General Skarr and crew are in a traffic jam (which they were in an episode earlier in that particular program). Next to him is a car withBillyand his family. Billy continually taunts Skarr, and in one instance, Billy drops trou and waves his bare fanny at Skarr.

Many dances involve shaking ones butt in a provocative or enticing manner.

Twerking is a phenomenon that started in urban and African-American communities that involves taking a squatted (or any other posterior-emphasizing) position and twisting the buttocks up and down. On a butt that is sufficiently round or chubby, it will wobble up and down. The appeal is both in how much flesh moves and how fast, and in fantasizing about those same hip movements during sex.

The word really entered the mainstream afterMiley Cyrusinfamous performance at the VMA music awards in 2013. Which is bizarre, because its not what she was doing. The bit the media focused on where she rubbed up against Robin Thicke would more accurately be described as grinding.

Some bird-of-paradise species use rump-shaking as a component of their elaborate courtship dances.

Many rump shaking dances are actually based on or inspired by various dances native to African countries and tribes. While such dances may be considered vulgar or sexual in certain Westernized or conservative societies, they are culturally significant to the natives who practice them and are performed for celebratory purposes (i.e., engagements, weddings, new births, etc.)

Some Welsh Corgis do not have tails, so insteadthey wag their whole butt

By contrast, when a cats butt starts to wiggle, its about topounce

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