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* ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'': ''Any'' scene with [[Creator/RaulJulia Gomez]] and [[Creator/ChristopherLloyd Uncle Fester]] together usually turns into this in short order.
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%%* ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'': Vincent Price and Barrie Ingham.

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%%* ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'': Vincent Price Creator/VincentPrice and Barrie Ingham.



* VincentPrice vs. Robert Quarry in ''[[Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes Dr. Phibes Rises Again]]''

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* VincentPrice Creator/VincentPrice vs. Robert Quarry in ''[[Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes Dr. Phibes Rises Again]]''''Film/DrPhibesRisesAgain''
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* Plenty of examples from "Series/{{Saturday Night Live}}", but one of the best is between Creator/JonLovitz as Master Thespian and Creator/PhilHartman as R.H. Macy in "Master Thespian: Santa Claus":

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* Plenty of examples from "Series/{{Saturday ''Series/{{Saturday Night Live}}", Live}}'', but one of the best is between Creator/JonLovitz as Master Thespian and Creator/PhilHartman as R.H. Macy in "Master Thespian: Santa Claus":



** Averted, surprisingly, in "The Underwater Menace". The normally quite over-the-top Creator/PatrickTroughton prepares to go up against the incarnation of EvilIsHammy in the form of Professor "Noffink in zuh VORLD can SHTOP ME NOOOW!!" Zaroff... and scales his performance right down so he manages to upstage Zaroff by using his own ham against him. This is something his Doctor tended to do a lot -- only ramping up the drama against a hammy villain if it was as part of a bluff, or when he's completely losing his cool at the end of "The War Games".

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** Averted, surprisingly, in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace The Underwater Menace".Menace]]". The normally quite over-the-top Creator/PatrickTroughton prepares to go up against the incarnation of EvilIsHammy in the form of Professor "Noffink in zuh VORLD can SHTOP ME NOOOW!!" Zaroff... and scales his performance right down so he manages to upstage Zaroff by using his own ham against him. This is something his Doctor tended to do a lot -- only ramping up the drama against a hammy villain if it was as part of a bluff, or when he's completely losing his cool at the end of "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E7TheWarGames The War Games".Games]]".



*** "The Three Doctors" between Creator/WilliamHartnell (First Doctor), Creator/PatrickTroughton (Second Doctor), and Creator/JonPertwee (Third Doctor). However they are all restrained thespians compared to '''OOOOOOOOMEGAAAAAAA!!'''
*** "The Five Doctors", between Richard Hurndall replacing Hartnell, Troughton, and Pertwee, with Peter Davison's Fifth Doctor positively restrained in comparison. Extra ham from Anthony Ainley as TheMaster and Richard Mathews as Rassilon.
*** "The Two Doctors", with Troughton and Creator/ColinBaker's Sixth Doctor.

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*** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors The Three Doctors" Doctors]]" between Creator/WilliamHartnell (First Doctor), Creator/PatrickTroughton (Second Doctor), and Creator/JonPertwee (Third Doctor). However they are all restrained thespians compared to '''OOOOOOOOMEGAAAAAAA!!'''
*** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors The Five Doctors", Doctors]]", between Richard Hurndall replacing Hartnell, Troughton, and Pertwee, with Peter Davison's Fifth Doctor positively restrained in comparison. Extra ham from Anthony Ainley as TheMaster and Richard Mathews as Rassilon.
*** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The Two Doctors", Doctors]]", with Troughton and Creator/ColinBaker's Sixth Doctor.



** Tom Baker is clearly having an excellent time going up against the outrageous Pirate Captain in "The Pirate Planet" in the scene that calls for him to dispense with the cutesy ObfuscatingStupidity and launch into an UnstoppableRage.
** In "The Horns of Nimon", Lalla Ward almost manages to out-ham ''Creator/TomBaker himself''. He resists the onslaught, but then, unbelievably, they are ''both'' beaten -- completely and utterly beaten -- by Graham Crowden as Soldeed. His famous [=DREEEeeeAAAAaaAaAAAAms of CONquest=] are only the icing on the cake. He overacts so outrageously that he manages to [[{{Corpsing}} corpse]] during his own death scene and it was still put in because it wasn't breaking character.
** "The King's Demons", for the master class in ham from Gerald Flood's King John and Anthony Ainley's Master. Gerald Flood's performance is utterly magnificent. It's been a while since they ''boilllled'' someone in ''oilll''.
** "The Mark of the Rani" has a three-way ham-fest among Colin Baker's Doctor, Anthony Ainley's Master and Kate O'Mara's Rani, and it is glorious.
** There's a truly spectacular ham-off between Colin Baker and '''Creator/BrianBlessed''' in "The Trial of a Time Lord" (episodes 5-8). No wonder Peri (Nicola Bryant) left the show after this; it would be physically impossible to be exposed to such overwhelming hammy glory for more than five minutes without ending up either dead or pregnant.
** Colin Baker ''again'' in "Timelash" where he squares off against Paul [[Series/BlakesSeven "Avon"]] Darrow. As has been said elsewhere, the resulting combat has to be seen to be disbelieved.

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** Tom Baker Creator/TomBaker is clearly having an excellent time going up against the outrageous Pirate Captain in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet The Pirate Planet" Planet]]" in the scene that calls for him to dispense with the cutesy ObfuscatingStupidity and launch into an UnstoppableRage.
** In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E5TheHornsOfNimon The Horns of Nimon", Nimon]]", Lalla Ward almost manages to out-ham ''Creator/TomBaker himself''. He resists the onslaught, but then, unbelievably, they are ''both'' beaten -- completely and utterly beaten -- by Graham Crowden as Soldeed. His famous [=DREEEeeeAAAAaaAaAAAAms of CONquest=] are only the icing on the cake. He overacts so outrageously that he manages to [[{{Corpsing}} corpse]] during his own death scene and it was still put in because it wasn't breaking character.
** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons The King's Demons", Demons]]", for the master class in ham from Gerald Flood's King John and Anthony Ainley's Master. Gerald Flood's performance is utterly magnificent. It's been a while since they ''boilllled'' someone in ''oilll''.
** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani The Mark of the Rani" Rani]]" has a three-way ham-fest among Colin Baker's Creator/ColinBaker's Doctor, Anthony Ainley's Master and Kate O'Mara's Rani, and it is glorious.
** There's a truly spectacular ham-off between Colin Baker Creator/ColinBaker and '''Creator/BrianBlessed''' in "The Trial of a Time Lord" (episodes 5-8)."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]]". No wonder Peri (Nicola Bryant) left the show after this; it would be physically impossible to be exposed to such overwhelming hammy glory for more than five minutes without ending up either dead or pregnant.
** Colin Baker Creator/ColinBaker ''again'' in "Timelash" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E5Timelash Timelash]]" where he squares off against Paul [[Series/BlakesSeven "Avon"]] Darrow. As has been said elsewhere, the resulting combat has to be seen to be disbelieved.



** The mexi-ham standoff between the Doctor, the Master, and ''Creator/TimothyDalton'' from "The End Of Time".
** In "The Christmas Invasion", the Tenth Doctor argues with the Sycorax leader.

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** The mexi-ham standoff between the Doctor, the Master, and ''Creator/TimothyDalton'' from "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The End Of Time".
of Time]]".
** In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion The Christmas Invasion", Invasion]]", the Tenth Doctor argues with the Sycorax leader.



** In "Doomsday", the Cybermen and the Daleks meet for the first time... and promptly proceed to bitch at each other for a good five minutes. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It's hilarious]]. (Not in the least because they're ''all'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBSOhODoch0 voiced by magnificent ham]] Creator/NicholasBriggs.)

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** In "Doomsday", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday Doomsday]]", the Cybermen and the Daleks meet for the first time... and promptly proceed to bitch at each other for a good five minutes. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It's hilarious]]. (Not in the least because they're ''all'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBSOhODoch0 voiced by magnificent ham]] Creator/NicholasBriggs.)



** Whenever the Tenth Doctor and Donna get into a ham-off, it's epic. And Creator/CatherineTate's very first appearance as Donna Noble had her up against the Racnoss Empress, truly one of the largest hams the series has ''ever'' seen. Tate as Donna Noble also has another special distinction: In "Partners in Crime," thanks to a sheet of soundproof glass, she and David Tennant had what might be one of the first '''silent''' examples of Ham-to-Ham Combat.

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** Whenever the Tenth Doctor and Donna get into a ham-off, it's epic. And Creator/CatherineTate's very first appearance as Donna Noble had her up against the Racnoss Empress, truly one of the largest hams the series has ''ever'' seen. Tate as Donna Noble also has another special distinction: In "Partners "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E1PartnersInCrime Partners in Crime," Crime]]", thanks to a sheet of soundproof glass, she and David Tennant Creator/DavidTennant had what might be one of the first '''silent''' examples of Ham-to-Ham Combat.



** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E11TheCrimsonHorror "The Crimson Horror".]] In one corner, Matt Smith as the Doctor. In the other, Dame Diana Rigg as the AxCrazy old crone Mrs. Gillyflower. The winner: Everybody.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E11TheCrimsonHorror "The Crimson Horror".]] In one corner, Matt Smith Creator/MattSmith as the Doctor. In the other, Dame Diana Rigg Creator/DianaRigg as the AxCrazy old crone Mrs. Gillyflower. The winner: Everybody.



** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare in Silver"]] has Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor compete against an even hammier Matt Smith as the Cyber Controller, and it is glorious.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor the 2013 Christmas Special]], Matt Smith hams it up against every Dalek attacking Trenzalore.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare in Silver"]] has Matt Smith's Creator/MattSmith's Eleventh Doctor compete against an even hammier Matt Smith Creator/MattSmith as the Cyber Controller, and it is glorious.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor the 2013 Christmas Special]], Matt Smith Creator/MattSmith hams it up against every Dalek attacking Trenzalore.



** Whenever Frasier and Niles got worked up with each other was the cue for an impromptu ham-off, due in equal parts to their natural pompous demeanors, their high education levels and established familiarity with theater, opera, and musicals, and their SiblingRivalry urging them to show off by trying to outdo each other in the dramatically complex insults and long, hard-to-pronouce words departments. Also, Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce having too much fun for their own good.

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** Whenever Frasier and Niles got worked up with each other was the cue for an impromptu ham-off, due in equal parts to their natural pompous demeanors, their high education levels and established familiarity with theater, opera, and musicals, and their SiblingRivalry urging them to show off by trying to outdo each other in the dramatically complex insults and long, hard-to-pronouce hard-to-pronounce words departments. Also, Kelsey Grammer Creator/KelseyGrammer and David Hyde Pierce Creator/DavidHydePierce having too much fun for their own good.



** John Cleese versus John Lithgow!

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** John Cleese Creator/JohnCleese versus John Lithgow!Creator/JohnLithgow!



** In just about every episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', Creator/WilliamShatner brings enough ham to the table to feed a small nation. But in the episode "The Doomsday Machine", he meets his match in Captain Matt Decker. Shatner wisely chose not to engage Ham-to-Ham with William Windom. His performance is for the most part very subdued, making Decker look even more deranged.

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** In just about every episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', Creator/WilliamShatner brings enough ham to the table to feed a small nation. But in the episode "The "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E6TheDoomsdayMachine}} The Doomsday Machine", Machine]]", he meets his match in Captain Matt Decker. Shatner wisely chose not to engage Ham-to-Ham with William Windom. His performance is for the most part very subdued, making Decker look even more deranged.



** The ''TOS'' episode "Whom Gods Destroy" featured a veritable clash of the titans between Shatner and Steve Ihnat. When Inhat's character disguises himself as Kirk (and is thus played by Shatner) it's a miracle that the universe didn't collapse in on itself.

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** The ''TOS'' episode "Whom "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E14WhomGodsDestroy}} Whom Gods Destroy" Destroy]]" featured a veritable clash of the titans between Shatner and Steve Ihnat. When Inhat's character disguises himself as Kirk (and is thus played by Shatner) it's a miracle that the universe didn't collapse in on itself.



** Then there was the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Rules of Engagement". In the red corner: Avery Brooks as Ben Sisko, one of the few Starfleet captains who could give Kirk a run for his money. In the blue corner, Ron Canada as [[HoldYourHippogriffs targ-acting]] Klingon AmoralAttorney Ch'pok. Given that the judge was a Vulcan, and thus unlikely to be swayed by mere volume, presumably they were trying to intimidate each other.
** As if that wasn't ham-tastic enough, "Waltz" provides Sisko's next major competitor: former Cardassian ruler (i.e., Dominion pawn) Gul Dukat, driven insane by the loss of both his conquest of the Alpha Quadrant and his daughter, Ziyal. And just to make it an even bigger ham sandwich, hallucinations of Kira, Weyoun, and Damar take turns screwing with what's left of his mind. If they hadn't been able to escape the uninhabited planet they were stranded on, they could've feasted on their own ham for the rest of their lives.

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** Then there was the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Rules "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E18RulesOfEngagement}} Rules of Engagement".Engagement]]". In the red corner: Avery Brooks as Ben Sisko, one of the few Starfleet captains who could give Kirk a run for his money. In the blue corner, Ron Canada as [[HoldYourHippogriffs targ-acting]] Klingon AmoralAttorney Ch'pok. Given that the judge was a Vulcan, and thus unlikely to be swayed by mere volume, presumably they were trying to intimidate each other.
** As if that wasn't ham-tastic enough, "Waltz" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E11Waltz}} Waltz]]" provides Sisko's next major competitor: former Cardassian ruler (i.e., Dominion pawn) Gul Dukat, driven insane by the loss of both his conquest of the Alpha Quadrant and his daughter, Ziyal. And just to make it an even bigger ham sandwich, hallucinations of Kira, Weyoun, and Damar take turns screwing with what's left of his mind. If they hadn't been able to escape the uninhabited planet they were stranded on, they could've feasted on their own ham for the rest of their lives.
11th Mar '17 11:22:22 AM nombretomado
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** ''MetalGearSolid4'': Snake, Ocelot, Raiden, Vamp, Laughing Octopus, Raging Raven, Screaming Mantis.

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** ''MetalGearSolid4'': ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'': Snake, Ocelot, Raiden, Vamp, Laughing Octopus, Raging Raven, Screaming Mantis.
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* ''Film/FaceOff'': JohnTravolta vs. NicolasCage. Even better, they are out-hamming each other while taking the other actor's mannerisms UpToEleven.

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* ''Film/FaceOff'': JohnTravolta Creator/JohnTravolta vs. NicolasCage.Creator/NicolasCage. Even better, they are out-hamming each other while taking the other actor's mannerisms UpToEleven.
25th Feb '17 1:08:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'': BradPitt and Christoph Waltz. Both are massive Hams stealing the attention of any scene they are in separately, and when they meet at the end there is clear competition.

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* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'': BradPitt Creator/BradPitt and Christoph Waltz.Creator/ChristophWaltz. Both are massive Hams stealing the attention of any scene they are in separately, and when they meet at the end there is clear competition.
17th Jan '17 5:40:35 PM igordebraga
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* ''Film/MommieDearest'' is infamous for Faye Dunaway gobbling up scenery as a mean and {{abusive|parents}} Joan Crawford. Once the daughter grows up, Diana Scarwid tries to overact as much as Dunaway, ranging [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NOmw_kzrJQ from]] "TranquilFury" to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqM1ttqNA9k "screaming her lungs out"]].

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* ''Film/MommieDearest'' is infamous for Faye Dunaway gobbling up scenery as a mean and {{abusive|parents}} Joan Crawford. Once the daughter grows up, Diana Scarwid tries to overact as much as Dunaway, ranging [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NOmw_kzrJQ from]] com/watch?v=HagGCzypwLQ tries to overact as much as Dunaway]], running the whole gamut from "TranquilFury" to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqM1ttqNA9k "screaming her lungs out"]].out".
17th Jan '17 5:38:18 PM igordebraga
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Darth Vader and the Emperor, Mace Windu and the Emperor (during the lightning-fest) and Luke and Vader during TheReveal.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Darth Vader and the Emperor, Mace Windu and the Emperor (during the lightning-fest) and lightning-fest in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''), Luke and Vader during TheReveal.(during TheReveal in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''), and Vader with a disgruntled Imperial officer (in ''Film/RogueOne'').



* Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern have a brief scene to this effect in [[Film/HomeAlone Home Alone 2]] when their characters try to trick Macauley Culkin into thinking they've been hit by paint cans.

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* Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern have a brief scene to this effect in [[Film/HomeAlone ''[[Film/HomeAlone Home Alone 2]] 2]]'' when their characters try to trick Macauley Culkin into thinking they've been hit by paint cans.


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* ''Film/MommieDearest'' is infamous for Faye Dunaway gobbling up scenery as a mean and {{abusive|parents}} Joan Crawford. Once the daughter grows up, Diana Scarwid tries to overact as much as Dunaway, ranging [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NOmw_kzrJQ from]] "TranquilFury" to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqM1ttqNA9k "screaming her lungs out"]].
11th Jan '17 10:54:52 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/FlashGordon'', especially the 1980s movie. Pick any scene with more than one character on screen. No exceptions, especially with [[Creator/BrianBlessed Mr. Ham himself]].

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* ''Film/FlashGordon'', especially ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'', the 1980s movie. Pick any scene with more than one character on screen. No exceptions, especially with [[Creator/BrianBlessed Mr. Ham himself]].
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel II'', [[TheHero Rean Schwarzer]] engages in this with [[TheRival Crow Armbrust]] in their respective [[HumongousMecha Divine Knights]] where while they're about to fight one another, they're also trying to ''out-ham'' one another. By the time the fight was over, their classmates mocked them for being so over-the-top.
-->'''Crow:''' I won't let anyone interfere! This is going to be our final battle!
-->'''Rean:''' That's exactly how I want it to be! We'll fight until we can fight no more... until our strength runs dry and our souls burn out! (cue epic screaming from the both of them)
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