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* ''WesternAnimation/LesSisters'': In one episode, Nath and Loulou show a group of teenaged girls a magazine with the famous pop star Joy Dee on the cover, and they squeal so loudly that every breakable object in the vicinity ends up getting shattered.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In Episode 143, the gang are stuck in a situation where if all the lights go out, they get attacked by monsters, so they each hold a lightbulb, flashlight or mirror to keep some sort of light with them. Unfortunately, one of the monsters grabs Stumpy's mirror, and since he ScreamsLikeALittleGirl, everyone else's lightbulbs, mirrors, flashlights, etc. get broken due to the high pitch.
26th Mar '18 7:44:24 PM Kartoonkid95
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** In another episode, guest Beverly Sills hits a high note and breaks Scooter's glasses.
28th Feb '18 1:54:59 PM StFan
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As a result, shattering glass has become a fictional shorthand for indicating that a sound (often someone singing) is particularly loud or high-pitched. Or to indicate that they're a [[HollywoodToneDeaf terrible singer]] (an acoustic analogue to MirrorCrackingUgly). (While it's possible to crack glass with the human voice, it's not as easy as just screaming; rather, you have to match the note that the glass makes when struck and create destructive resonance by holding the note long enough. So unless you have perfect pitch and excellent lung power--and don't mind something made of glass ''exploding in your face''--DoNotTryThisAtHome.)

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As a result, shattering glass has become a fictional shorthand for indicating that a sound (often someone singing) is particularly loud or high-pitched. Or to indicate that they're a [[HollywoodToneDeaf terrible singer]] (an acoustic analogue to MirrorCrackingUgly). (While it's possible to crack glass with the human voice, it's not as easy as just screaming; rather, you have to match the note that the glass makes when struck and create destructive resonance by holding the note long enough. So unless you have perfect pitch and excellent lung power--and power -- and don't mind something made of glass ''exploding in your face''--DoNotTryThisAtHome.face'' -- DoNotTryThisAtHome.)



[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'': When Hägar's wife Helga gets in the mood to sing, she proves perfectly able to shatter goblets with her voice... ''iron'' goblets.
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* ''Film/LastActionHero'' has this in Movie Land when the Lieutenant screaming for Jack Slater causing his windows to break.
* Sean Cassidy, aka Banshee in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''. Charles points out all the science to Sean.

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* ''Film/LastActionHero'' has this in Movie Land when the Lieutenant screaming for after Jack Slater causing causes his windows to break.
* Sean Cassidy, aka a.k.a. Banshee in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''. Charles points out all the science to Sean.



-->'''Master:''' Was that you?!
-->'''Bruce:''' No, Memorex!
* ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' - at the Devil's Tower rendezvous, the scientists attempt to initiate dialog with the mothership with the five-note salutation. They play it several times before the ship joins in, quite loudly, shattering some control booth windows.

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-->'''Master:''' Was that you?!
-->'''Bruce:'''
you?!\\
'''Bruce:'''
No, Memorex!
* ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' - at ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'': At the Devil's Tower rendezvous, the scientists attempt to initiate dialog with the mothership with the five-note salutation. They play it several times before the ship joins in, quite loudly, shattering some control booth windows.



** Another time, a BrawnHilda opera singer is recruited to hit a high note to shatter an unbreakable glass cell holding a captive scientist - when her note breaks all the glass in the vicinity ''except'' the booth, she squares her shoulders and just walks right through it.

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** Another time, a BrawnHilda opera singer is recruited to hit a high note to shatter an unbreakable glass cell holding a captive scientist - -- when her note breaks all the glass in the vicinity ''except'' the booth, she squares her shoulders and just walks right through it.



[[folder:Music Video]]
* One of {{Music/Vitas}}' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy9RREx18UU best known video clips]] has him taking a very high note in despair, with the result of explosively shattering all glass within sight.

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* One of {{Music/Vitas}}' Music/{{Vitas}}' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy9RREx18UU best known best-known video clips]] has him taking a very high note in despair, with the result of explosively shattering all glass within sight.



* In one episode of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', special guest Ethel Merman shows Miss Piggy and Kermit what note you need to hit to shatter a glass.
-->'''Kermit:''' Did you also double as an air-raid siren during The War?

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* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'':
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In one episode of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', episode, special guest Ethel Merman shows Miss Piggy and Kermit what note you need to hit to shatter a glass.
-->'''Kermit:''' --->'''Kermit:''' Did you also double as an air-raid siren during The War?



* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', starting from ''AD&D2'', have the "Shatter" spell that breaks fragile objects through sound.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', starting from ''AD&D2'', have has the "Shatter" spell that breaks fragile objects through sound.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{DuckTales}}'', someone brings in a bird whose calls shatter all glass within a very large radius of itself. This becomes a problem for Scrooge when the glass cases he keeps his non-money valuables in shatter too.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{DuckTales}}'', ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', someone brings in a bird whose calls shatter all glass within a very large radius of itself. This becomes a problem for Scrooge when the glass cases he keeps his non-money valuables in shatter too.



** In one instance when the family visits the movie theater, a short parody of the THX sound test is played. The sound is so loud it shatters Hans Moleman's glasses--then another guy's teeth, the emergency exit signs, parts of the ceiling, and culminates in making a poor sap's head ''[[YourHeadAsplode explode]]''. Even then, Grandpa is implied to have not heard it clearly.
-->'''Abe Simpson''': Turn it up! Turn it UP!

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** In one instance when the family visits the movie theater, a short parody of the THX sound test is played. The sound is so loud it shatters Hans Moleman's glasses--then glasses -- then another guy's teeth, the emergency exit signs, parts of the ceiling, and culminates in making a poor sap's head ''[[YourHeadAsplode explode]]''. Even then, Grandpa is implied to have not heard it clearly.
-->'''Abe Simpson''': --->'''Abe Simpson:''' Turn it up! Turn it UP!



-->'''Gordon''': Definitely a coloratura!

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-->'''Gordon''': -->'''Gordon:''' Definitely a coloratura!



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Nuthin' Special" has Buttercup trying to find out what her special power is, only to be matched and one-upped by Blossom and Bubbles. One of them is their "sonic scream," which shatters every glass window in the downtown area. The crowd gathered around seemed to be more interested in this sibling contest than in the collateral damage to the city.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'':
** The
episode "Nuthin' Special" has Buttercup trying to find out what her special power is, only to be matched and one-upped by Blossom and Bubbles. One of them is their "sonic scream," which shatters every glass window in the downtown area. The crowd gathered around seemed to be more interested in this sibling contest than in the collateral damage to the city.
27th Feb '18 7:59:27 AM InterLoper
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* In ''Chronicles of a Strange Kingdom'', after a failed coup, [[BewareTheQuietOnes king Shellar]] gets fed up with his [[UpperClassTwit Nobility]] [[DeadlyDecadentCourt Counsil]] to the point he [[RageBreakingPoint snaps for the first time in his life]] and gives them an epic dressing-down, brutal and vicious enough to cause terrified obedience, several heart attacks and a bad case of stutter. He only calms down after his voice blows out several windows in the room.
18th Feb '18 4:20:41 AM Morgenthaler
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3rd Feb '18 1:02:19 PM nombretomado
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* One ''WebAnimation/MonsterHigh'' webisode has [[MakeMeWannaShout Operetta]] breaking Ghoulia's glasses as well as the glass on the school's windows with a ''sneeze''. Cleo's screaming has also broken windows multiple times.
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* One ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' webisode has [[MakeMeWannaShout Operetta]] breaking Ghoulia's glasses as well as the glass on the school's windows with a ''sneeze''. Cleo's screaming has also broken windows multiple times.
7th Jan '18 9:09:32 AM nombretomado
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* [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', where MariahCarey's ultrasonic voice shattered the arena's lights, made nearby dogs suffer and caused JimCarrey's [[YourHeadAsplode head to explode]].

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* [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', where MariahCarey's Music/MariahCarey's ultrasonic voice shattered the arena's lights, made nearby dogs suffer and caused JimCarrey's Creator/JimCarrey's [[YourHeadAsplode head to explode]].
28th Dec '17 11:10:22 AM Omeganian
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* One of Music/Vitas' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy9RREx18UU best known video clips]] has him taking a very high note in despair, with the result of explosively shattering all glass within sight.

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* One of Music/Vitas' {{Music/Vitas}}' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy9RREx18UU best known video clips]] has him taking a very high note in despair, with the result of explosively shattering all glass within sight.
23rd Dec '17 3:47:33 PM nombretomado
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* BugsBunny makes opera singer Gionvanni Jones ("Long Haired Hare") hold a note so long it literally brings down the Hollywood Bowl.

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* BugsBunny WesternAnimation/BugsBunny makes opera singer Gionvanni Jones ("Long Haired Hare") hold a note so long it literally brings down the Hollywood Bowl.
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