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A character catches an anvil with their face or finds themselves under a piano that has just fallen twenty stories or at the receiving end of the biggest can of whupass ever opened. Count on an observer somewhere piping up with "Oooh! That's gotta hurt!"

A favorite stock phrase indicating a character has absorbed a hit so hard that the people watching it felt the pain. Used in live action, animation, color commentary and frequently in Real Life. Used especially often following a Groin Attack.


Alternate phrases with the same idea are: "That's going to leave a mark!" or "He'll be feeling that in the morning!" This Is Gonna Suck is the expression of the victim before it happens.

Examples of That's Gotta Hurt include:


  • In an episode of Seinfeld, George yelled this out while watching a movie about the Hindenburg, after the vessel exploded, getting a big laugh. His attempts to repeat this are foiled when the audience laughs at the guy who brought a laser pointer to the theatre instead.
  • Star Wars Episode 1: a particularly nasty crash during the pod racing prompts the commentator to exclaim, "I don't care what galaxy you come from, that's gotta hurt!"
    • The guy voicing that commentator? It's Greg Proops, who's already known for employing this shtick on Whose Line Is It Anyway?.
      • ...in "Sports Commentators" a.k.a. "Sportscasters".
  • Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) hit a criminal with a Toyota Tripwire in 48 Hrs.. He then adds, "I bet that hurts. A lot."
  • In the live action version of George of the Jungle, the chimpanzee hoots and winces with sympathetic pain during George's failed entrance
    • This trope is built into the theme song of the series, in the movie and in the various animated versions..
      • "George, George, George of the Jungle... Watch out for that- Ow, Ah- ...tree..."
  • In the blooper reel of Rush Hour 2, Chris Tucker's character comments on the Big Bad having fallen out of a window onto a cab several stories down.

  James Carter: DAMN! He ain't gonna be in Rush Hour 3.

 Donkey Kong: (groaning) That had to hurt... and it did. [faints]

  • Hellboy - "I'm gonna be sore in the morning!" After blowing up the Space Cthulu monster by getting it to swallow him and the explosives.
  • Stephen Fry said it in the "England" episode of QI, in reference to the myth of Prometheus having his liver pecked out by eagles every day. Funnier than normal, just because it's him.
  • Erik Stream says it when the player character falls in Backyard Skateboarding.
  • Arena matches in the third and fourth Ratchet and Clank games were punctuated with the commentators saying things like "He's gonna feel that tomorrow!"
  • Ash invokes this trope word for word after seeing a skeletal warrior get smashed in Army of Darkness.
  • In Balto while the title character is fighting an evil dog, one of the Mooks comments "he'll be feeling that in the morning" when our hero takes a particularly hard hit.
  • In the multiplayer mode on Conkers Bad Fur Day the squirrel soldiers say this after doing something particularly gruesome to the Tediz.
  • Several of the Have a Nice Death messages in the Space Quest series had lines like "That had to hurt!" or "Now this is a pain that'll linger!"
  • One of the phrases that the commentator in Pokémon Stadium is prone to saying.
  • This is one of the quotes that Bug! may say when he successfully kills an enemy. "OW! That's gotta hurt!"
  • Often shouted out by Bob Babble whenever a player gets injured in a gross way in Mutant League.
  • One of the Stock Phrases blurted by the announcer after a player gets a headshot in Time Splitters.
  • In The Mask, the titular character says this after repeatedly slapping a pair of antagonists.
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