History LargeHam / Other

22nd Apr '16 2:43:05 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Anthony Head ([[HeyItsThatGuy yes]], Giles from ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'') as [[EvilGloating gloating]] CardCarryingVillain Mr Gently Benevolent in Dickensian parody ''Radio/BleakExpectations''

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* Anthony Head ([[HeyItsThatGuy yes]], ([yes, Giles from ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'') as [[EvilGloating gloating]] CardCarryingVillain Mr Gently Benevolent in Dickensian parody ''Radio/BleakExpectations''
21st Apr '16 10:50:47 PM Geoduck
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* Creator/DawsButler as '''THE FIRE-BREATHING DRAGON''' in ''St. George and the Dragonet''. The dragon is arrested by St. George (Creator/StanFreberg) for devouring maidens out of season [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and overacting.]]



* The dragon in "St. George and the Dragonet," lampshaded by an exchange when St. George accused him of maiden-devouring out of season.
-->'''Dragon''': You'll never take me alive, copper! You hear me?\\
'''St. George''': Yeah, I hear ya. I've got you on a 412, too.\\
'''Dragon''': A 412? WHAT'S A 412?\\
'''St. George''': Overacting. Let's go.

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* [[Creator/DawsButler The dragon FIRE-BREATHIN' DRAGON]] in "St. George and the Dragonet," lampshaded by an exchange when [[Creator/StanFreberg St. George accused George]] busts him of for maiden-devouring out of season.
-->'''Dragon''': Out of season?! You'll never take me alive, copper! You pin that rap on me, do you hear me?\\
me, ''cop?''\\
'''St. George''': Yeah, I hear ya. you. I've got you on a 412, 4-12, too.\\
'''Dragon''': A 412? WHAT'S 4-12? ''WHAT'S A 412?\\
4-12!?!''\\
'''St. George''': Overacting.[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Overacting]]. Let's go.
24th Oct '15 11:38:19 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* VERY common with TabletopRPG Game Masters. When the interactive lifespan of your average NPC is measured in a handful of combat rounds, you have to make the most of it!
14th Oct '15 7:56:49 PM Scorntex
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* On ThatMitchellAndWebbSound, both Mitchell and Webb have their moments:

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* On ThatMitchellAndWebbSound, ''[[Series/ThatMithcellAndWebbLook That Mitchell And Webb Sound]]'', both Mitchell and Webb have their moments:
13th Jul '15 10:40:31 AM Camberf
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* Gundham Tanaka from ''VideoGame/DanganRonpa2'' yells almost every line and is constantly boasting that he's a demon from hell, he also calls his four pet hamsters the 'Dark Devas of Destruction'.

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* Gundham Tanaka from ''VideoGame/DanganRonpa2'' yells almost every line and is constantly boasting that he's a demon from hell, he also calls his four pet hamsters the 'Dark Devas of Destruction'.
Destruction'. His whole demeanor is that of a super-villain, though he sometimes gets sheepish when Sonia compliments him.
13th Jul '15 10:38:38 AM Camberf
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* Gundham Tanaka from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa2'' yells almost every line and is constantly boasting that he's a demon from hell, he also calls his four pet hamsters the 'Dark Devas of Destruction'.

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* Gundham Tanaka from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa2'' ''VideoGame/DanganRonpa2'' yells almost every line and is constantly boasting that he's a demon from hell, he also calls his four pet hamsters the 'Dark Devas of Destruction'.
13th Jul '15 10:38:01 AM Camberf
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[[AC: Visual Novels]]
* Gundham Tanaka from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa2'' yells almost every line and is constantly boasting that he's a demon from hell, he also calls his four pet hamsters the 'Dark Devas of Destruction'.
11th Jun '15 7:36:50 AM TheGoodDoctor
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* The color commentary mechanic in ''TabletopGame/{{The Splinter}}'' rewards this. Professional players can pause in the middle of an action and describe what they're doing, similar to how reality tv shows cut away in the middle of an event so that the participants can describe how they felt and what they saw and did. Depending on how awesome and over-the-top their description is, that player can get a bonus to their dice pool.
6th Jun '15 7:02:42 PM wyattte
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[[AC: Professional Wrestling]]

* Wrestling/RicFlair didn't just become The Man with his endless series of great matches, but also because of his huge charisma. Give the man a microphone, and he just ''explodes'' with ham, whether to sell a feud, or just because he could! He couldn't just do an interview with Mean Gene, he always had to do an interview with '''MEEEEEEEEAN... [[VerbalTic WOOO!]] BY GOD, GENE!!!'''
* The only people in professional wrestling to get any real success without a manager acting as a LargeHam, or being a ham themselves were Wrestling/ChrisBenoit and Wrestling/BretHart. Though even Bret Hart had [[Wrestling/JimmyHart Jimmy "The Mouth of the South" Hart]] hamming it up for him during his tag team days. Hart got a tiny bit hammy during his late 90s heel run.
* WWE chairman Wrestling/VinceMcMahon turns into a LargeHam, not only on the WWE's own programming, but whenever there's a camera on him. This is best shown in the documentary ''Film/BeyondTheMat'', in the scene where he gives Darren Drozdov his gimmick. "He's gonna puke! He's gonna PUKE!" The "tidal wave of phlegm" phenomenon that is so prominent in his way of saying "You're fired!" that it's impossible to hear it [[{{Narm}} without laughing]].
* And then there's Wrestling/HulkHogan, who almost merits his own page on this wiki and set the standard among ProfessionalWrestling for large hamminess that all others emulate.
* [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior The Ultimate Warrior]]. 'Nuff said.
* Wrestling/SantinoMarella. "Bring forth...'''The Honk-a-Meter!!!!'''"
* For a very short time, Charlie Haas (who is not very well-known for his charisma). "Mamajuana Extreme dot com!"
* [[Wrestling/RandySavage Randy "Macho Man" Savage]] demands his place on this list, Oh Yeeeeaaaaaaaaah!!
** So does Black Machismo.
* Wrestling/BryanDanielson was long pegged as an impossibly brilliant wrestler who unfortunately had no personality. Then he won the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/roh/roh-h.html Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Championship]] and started bringing the ham. His hammy act included daring the audience to riot because he is a "ONE MAN RIOT SQUAD," forcing the ring announcer to call him "The best wrestler in the world, with an ''emphasis'' on entire world," or most famously putting his opponents in illegal holds for as long as the referee allows him because "I HAVE TILL FIVE!".
** During his heel [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-h.html World Heavyweight Champion]] run in WWE, we have "YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!" after winning matches (or doing anything, really).
* Wrestling/KurtAngle certainly qualifies. This was lampshaded by Wrestling/JohnCena: When Kurt was throwing a tantrum in the ring, Cena popped up on the [=TitanTron=] and yelled: "Kurt! Kurt! Stop it, man, you're acting like a friggin' [[LargeHam ham sandwich]]!
* Wrestling/CMPunk has taken a turn for the gloriously hammy ever since adding religious/cult overtones to his SmugStraightEdge gimmick. His performance at the 2010 Royal Rumble, where he ''cuts a promo'' interspersed with eliminating whoever comes out next doubles as both a [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments Crowning Moment Of Awesome]] and a Crowning Moment of Hamminess.
** "Let me thank you all for ''joining'' me, in what will be the most historic moment my Straight Edge Society has ever seen. These were just the first of twenty-nine other men who will be thrown over the top rope, or if they have the ''courage'' that the WWE Universe LACKS... they CAN be ''saved!'' And unfortunately not everyone can win the Royal Rumble... excuse me. [[ShoutOut It's]] [[ComicBook/FantasticFour clobberin' time.]]"
* Wrestling/TedDiBiase. During his Million Dollar Man days, his promos (complete with constant shouting, a maniacal laugh so OTT it has to be heard to be believed and attempts to buy everyone and everything in sight) managed to be the largest ham in a business and era filled with them. Wrestling/TedDiBiaseJr...not so much.
* Wrestling/KevinSullivan was pure deviled ham during his "powers of darkness" phase in the 1980's.
* Wrestling/VickieGuerrero seems to have developed some hammy qualities as a side effect of needing to talk over the amazing heat she gets from the WWE Universe. Her late husband Wrestling/EddieGuerrero was so hammy he made nephew Wrestling/{{Chavo|GuerreroJr}} come off as flat.
* Wrestling/JillianHall, even before her bad singing gimmick.
* This is the almost the entire purpose of managers. Got a great wrestler who can't work the mic to save their lives? Hire a manager.
** Or pair them up in a tag team with a ham so they can learn to work the mic. Wrestling/JohnMorrison helped Wrestling/TheMiz and Joey Mercury get over this way. (Mercury helped Morrison on the wrestling side in exchange)
* What if you got a [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker nearly seven foot tall guy pretend to be a zombie gravedigger]]? He's supposed to be TheStoic, so he doesn't talk much and emotes even less. But it's early 1990s WWF, how are you going to include the requisite amount of ham? Hire a guy named [[Wrestlng/PaulBearer William Moody]], give him a PunnyName, and have him ham it up, preferably with a hilarious voice. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTxmjud_IwM&feature=related The results are deliciously hammy]].
* On the [[LargeHam/RealLife Real Life]] page, we gave sports commentators a mention, so as you can imagine in pro wrestling, regardless of the federation or country, ham is constantly served at the commentators' table.
** The most famous example is quite probably [[Wrestling/JimRoss "Good Ol' JR" Jim Ross]]. His ability to get overexcited about any match and to make even the weakest of jobbers look like a badass is what people love about him (and probably a big part of the WWE's success in the first place).
*** "'''GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! THEY'VE KILLED HIM! WITH GOD AS MY WITNESS HE'S BROKEN IN HALF!!'''"
** [[Wrestling/TheWyattFamily Bray Wyatt.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exbPoWuA4Ts He's]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwEsCOYCkL8 got]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUXBhb5KGoo the]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrI_WvlHkkM whole]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5ugkPJ5Pn0 world]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym62FPTwFWA with]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJvOGkbs45Q his]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfcHKufo48E ham.]]
* Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Wrestling/PaulHeyman, and I am a LARGE HAM.
* Handsome Jimmy Valiant, The Boogie Woogie Man, had a gruff, powerful voice that was at ''maximum volume'' at all times. Wrestling/JerryLawler admitted in his autobiography that Jimmy was untouchable in the old days of Memphis Wrestling when it came to promo work, even if he wasn't the best wrestler in the world. Expect Jimmy to say "baby," "daddy," "woo!" and his own name as often as possible.

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[[AC: Professional Wrestling]]

* Wrestling/RicFlair didn't just become The Man with his endless series of great matches, but also because of his huge charisma. Give the man a microphone, and he just ''explodes'' with ham, whether to sell a feud, or just because he could! He couldn't just do an interview with Mean Gene, he always had to do an interview with '''MEEEEEEEEAN... [[VerbalTic WOOO!]] BY GOD, GENE!!!'''
* The only people in professional wrestling to get any real success without a manager acting as a LargeHam, or being a ham themselves were Wrestling/ChrisBenoit and Wrestling/BretHart. Though even Bret Hart had [[Wrestling/JimmyHart Jimmy "The Mouth of the South" Hart]] hamming it up for him during his tag team days. Hart got a tiny bit hammy during his late 90s heel run.
* WWE chairman Wrestling/VinceMcMahon turns into a LargeHam, not only on the WWE's own programming, but whenever there's a camera on him. This is best shown in the documentary ''Film/BeyondTheMat'', in the scene where he gives Darren Drozdov his gimmick. "He's gonna puke! He's gonna PUKE!" The "tidal wave of phlegm" phenomenon that is so prominent in his way of saying "You're fired!" that it's impossible to hear it [[{{Narm}} without laughing]].
* And then there's Wrestling/HulkHogan, who almost merits his own page on this wiki and set the standard among ProfessionalWrestling for large hamminess that all others emulate.
* [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior The Ultimate Warrior]]. 'Nuff said.
* Wrestling/SantinoMarella. "Bring forth...'''The Honk-a-Meter!!!!'''"
* For a very short time, Charlie Haas (who is not very well-known for his charisma). "Mamajuana Extreme dot com!"
* [[Wrestling/RandySavage Randy "Macho Man" Savage]] demands his place on this list, Oh Yeeeeaaaaaaaaah!!
** So does Black Machismo.
* Wrestling/BryanDanielson was long pegged as an impossibly brilliant wrestler who unfortunately had no personality. Then he won the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/roh/roh-h.html Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Championship]] and started bringing the ham. His hammy act included daring the audience to riot because he is a "ONE MAN RIOT SQUAD," forcing the ring announcer to call him "The best wrestler in the world, with an ''emphasis'' on entire world," or most famously putting his opponents in illegal holds for as long as the referee allows him because "I HAVE TILL FIVE!".
** During his heel [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-h.html World Heavyweight Champion]] run in WWE, we have "YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!" after winning matches (or doing anything, really).
* Wrestling/KurtAngle certainly qualifies. This was lampshaded by Wrestling/JohnCena: When Kurt was throwing a tantrum in the ring, Cena popped up on the [=TitanTron=] and yelled: "Kurt! Kurt! Stop it, man, you're acting like a friggin' [[LargeHam ham sandwich]]!
* Wrestling/CMPunk has taken a turn for the gloriously hammy ever since adding religious/cult overtones to his SmugStraightEdge gimmick. His performance at the 2010 Royal Rumble, where he ''cuts a promo'' interspersed with eliminating whoever comes out next doubles as both a [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments Crowning Moment Of Awesome]] and a Crowning Moment of Hamminess.
** "Let me thank you all for ''joining'' me, in what will be the most historic moment my Straight Edge Society has ever seen. These were just the first of twenty-nine other men who will be thrown over the top rope, or if they have the ''courage'' that the WWE Universe LACKS... they CAN be ''saved!'' And unfortunately not everyone can win the Royal Rumble... excuse me. [[ShoutOut It's]] [[ComicBook/FantasticFour clobberin' time.]]"
* Wrestling/TedDiBiase. During his Million Dollar Man days, his promos (complete with constant shouting, a maniacal laugh so OTT it has to be heard to be believed and attempts to buy everyone and everything in sight) managed to be the largest ham in a business and era filled with them. Wrestling/TedDiBiaseJr...not so much.
* Wrestling/KevinSullivan was pure deviled ham during his "powers of darkness" phase in the 1980's.
* Wrestling/VickieGuerrero seems to have developed some hammy qualities as a side effect of needing to talk over the amazing heat she gets from the WWE Universe. Her late husband Wrestling/EddieGuerrero was so hammy he made nephew Wrestling/{{Chavo|GuerreroJr}} come off as flat.
* Wrestling/JillianHall, even before her bad singing gimmick.
* This is the almost the entire purpose of managers. Got a great wrestler who can't work the mic to save their lives? Hire a manager.
** Or pair them up in a tag team with a ham so they can learn to work the mic. Wrestling/JohnMorrison helped Wrestling/TheMiz and Joey Mercury get over this way. (Mercury helped Morrison on the wrestling side in exchange)
* What if you got a [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker nearly seven foot tall guy pretend to be a zombie gravedigger]]? He's supposed to be TheStoic, so he doesn't talk much and emotes even less. But it's early 1990s WWF, how are you going to include the requisite amount of ham? Hire a guy named [[Wrestlng/PaulBearer William Moody]], give him a PunnyName, and have him ham it up, preferably with a hilarious voice. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTxmjud_IwM&feature=related The results are deliciously hammy]].
* On the [[LargeHam/RealLife Real Life]] page, we gave sports commentators a mention, so as you can imagine in pro wrestling, regardless of the federation or country, ham is constantly served at the commentators' table.
** The most famous example is quite probably [[Wrestling/JimRoss "Good Ol' JR" Jim Ross]]. His ability to get overexcited about any match and to make even the weakest of jobbers look like a badass is what people love about him (and probably a big part of the WWE's success in the first place).
*** "'''GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! THEY'VE KILLED HIM! WITH GOD AS MY WITNESS HE'S BROKEN IN HALF!!'''"
** [[Wrestling/TheWyattFamily Bray Wyatt.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exbPoWuA4Ts He's]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwEsCOYCkL8 got]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUXBhb5KGoo the]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrI_WvlHkkM whole]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5ugkPJ5Pn0 world]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym62FPTwFWA with]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJvOGkbs45Q his]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfcHKufo48E ham.]]
* Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Wrestling/PaulHeyman, and I am a LARGE HAM.
* Handsome Jimmy Valiant, The Boogie Woogie Man, had a gruff, powerful voice that was at ''maximum volume'' at all times. Wrestling/JerryLawler admitted in his autobiography that Jimmy was untouchable in the old days of Memphis Wrestling when it came to promo work, even if he wasn't the best wrestler in the world. Expect Jimmy to say "baby," "daddy," "woo!" and his own name as often as possible.
8th May '15 11:13:51 PM narm00
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----> '''BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE!''

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----> '''BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE!''THRONE!'''
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