This sound effect can be found on Hanna-Barbera Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas. It was originally an MGM sound effect used in various shorts directed by Tex Avery.
Any instance of a "frying pan" having been used to make this effect is a myth, as it may have been a giant bowl or a colossal Asian gong of some sort. The description for the five variations of this sound on the Sony Pictures sound library claims it was made with a can.
- First recorded: 1943
- Creator: Fred McAlpin
- Owner: MGM Cartoon Studio (1943-1950s), Hanna-Barbera (1950s-2001), Sound Ideas (1993-present)
- Origin: United States
- Year debut: July 17, 1943
- First heard: Barney Bear and the Uninvited Pest (a Barney Bear short)
- Area used: Worldwide
- 1000 Ways to Die (Heard in "Death Gets Busy" in the event "Choke-A-Lot".)
- Brain Stew
- Fairy Tale Police Department
- The Flintstones
- The Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Series
- Horrid Henry (Heard once in "Nothing But The Truth".)
- The Huckleberry Hound Show
- The Jetsons
- The Oddball Couple
- ReBoot (Heard once in "The Tearing".)
- Ren & Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon
- Rocko's Modern Life
- Tom and Jerry Show (1965)
- Dangerous When Wet (1953) (Heard in the dream sequence with Tom & Jerry.)
- Journey Back to Oz (1972)
- Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (2017)
- American Dental Association: Soccer Game
- The Beanie Babies Movie (2009)
- Best Pals Hand Toons
- Camera Escondida Prank Videos
Have a listen to my version of this sound effect...
Do you hear the coincidence? If so, good.