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11th Aug '15 10:11:00 AM HeraldAlberich
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->''"...every single punch in this scene sounds like one of the Foley guys is whaling on a naugahyde sofa with an aluminum baseball bat."''

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->''"... every single punch in this scene sounds like one of the Foley guys is whaling on a naugahyde sofa with an aluminum baseball bat."''



->''It sounds like they're hitting each other with bags full of groceries!''
-->-- '''Mary Jo Pehl''', ''WebVideo/CinematicTitanic: "East Meets Watts"''

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->''It ->''"It sounds like they're hitting each other with bags full of groceries!''
groceries!"''
-->-- '''Mary Jo Pehl''', ''WebVideo/CinematicTitanic: ''WebVideo/CinematicTitanic'': "East Meets Watts"''
Watts"



* ''Film/HotFuzz''.

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* ''Film/HotFuzz''. ''Film/HotFuzz'':



** There's times when the sound effects for movements are jokes. For example, when doctor gets shot in the foot; as he goes down, you can hear the sound of a tree falling). Or when the [[spoiler: Chef Inspector]] roars when the chandelier in the pub falls, he has a lion's roar!
* While not ''martial arts'' the foley sounds of {{Eye Poke}}s and {{Dope Slap}}s in ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' is masterful foley work. Arguably, the foley is the only reason why the Three Stooges shorts work. Otherwise it's just a bunch of guys hitting each other--at least with the sounds it becomes exaggerated and comical. It also made it so they wouldn't have to actually hit each other very hard.

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** There's times when the sound effects for movements are jokes. For example, when doctor gets shot in the foot; as he goes down, you can hear the sound of a tree falling).falling. Or when the [[spoiler: Chef Inspector]] roars when the chandelier in the pub falls, he has a lion's roar!
* While not ''martial arts'' the foley sounds of {{Eye Poke}}s and {{Dope Slap}}s in ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' is are masterful foley work. Arguably, the foley is the only reason why the Three Stooges shorts work. Otherwise it's just a bunch of guys hitting each other--at other -- at least with the sounds it becomes exaggerated and comical. It also made it so they wouldn't have to actually hit each other very hard.



* There were many sound effects in ''ParkerLewisCantLose'', including a DramaticGunCock as Kubiac readies his fist, or a clickety-clack sound as Ms. Musso slowly raises her arm...
* ''{{Scrubs}}'' is chock-full of these, particularly the head-whip bullwhip sound which dominates Season 1.

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* There were many sound effects in ''ParkerLewisCantLose'', ''Series/ParkerLewisCantLose'', including a DramaticGunCock as Kubiac readies his fist, or a clickety-clack sound as Ms. Musso slowly raises her arm...
* ''{{Scrubs}}'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' is chock-full of these, particularly the head-whip bullwhip sound which dominates Season 1.



* ''Series/{{Batman}}'': the Adam West series was even more ridiculous. MickeyMousing was used heavily, while the (in)famous written sound effects(Pow! Biff! Wham!) popped up on the screen.
* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' (and ''{{Chespirito}}'''s other works, for that matter) has pretty original elements; among them, everytime a character punches (or otherwise hits) another character you can hear a boxing bell. Bonus points for having it done live.

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* ''Series/{{Batman}}'': the Adam West Creator/AdamWest series was even more ridiculous. MickeyMousing was used heavily, while the (in)famous written sound effects(Pow! effects (Pow! Biff! Wham!) popped up on the screen.
* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' (and ''{{Chespirito}}'''s ''Series/{{Chespirito}}'''s other works, for that matter) has pretty original elements; among them, everytime every time a character punches (or otherwise hits) another character you can hear a boxing bell. Bonus points for having it done live.



* ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' uses this to add to the brutal effectiveness of its amped-up fight scenes.
* ''PowerRangers''[=/=]''SuperSentai'', ''KamenRider'', and most other tokusatsus are guilty of this. Back then they would save the sound effects for when someone puches someone else, making the fights a bit closer to reality. Lately though there have been more whooshes in the fights, so not really anymore.
* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' both made heavy use of this trope, with nearly every punch, throw, and glance accentuated with sound effects. no surprise since executive producer Creator/SamRaimi is generally fond of this trope, which also shows up in his ''Franchise/EvilDead'' movies.
** When Ash builds his mechanical hand in ''[[Franchise/EvilDead Army of Darkness]]'' his ''engineering prowess'' is demonstrated through the use of KungFoley.
* In the WhateleyUniverse, martial arts whiz Chaka makes that 'crack' noise when she punches at high speed. Even when she's wearing a sleeveless blouse. Justified since it's implied she's actually breaking the sound barrier.

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* ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' uses this to add to the brutal effectiveness of its amped-up fight scenes.
* ''PowerRangers''[=/=]''SuperSentai'', ''KamenRider'', ''Franchise/PowerRangers[=/=]Franchise/SuperSentai'', ''Franchise/KamenRider'', and most other tokusatsus {{toku}}satsus are guilty of this. Back then they would save the sound effects for when someone puches someone else, making the fights a bit closer to reality. Lately though there have been more whooshes in the fights, so not really anymore.
* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' both made heavy use of this trope, with nearly every punch, throw, and glance accentuated with sound effects. no surprise No surprise, since executive producer Creator/SamRaimi is generally fond of this trope, which also shows up in his ''Franchise/EvilDead'' movies.
** When Ash builds his mechanical hand in ''[[Franchise/EvilDead Army of Darkness]]'' ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'' his ''engineering prowess'' is demonstrated through the use of KungFoley.
* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, martial arts whiz Chaka makes that 'crack' noise when she punches at high speed. Even when she's wearing a sleeveless blouse. Justified since it's implied she's actually breaking the sound barrier.



* Parodied in the first ''PoliceAcademy'', where Larvell Jones puts his beatboxing skills to use and imitates a Kung-Fu movie, complete with the wooshes, cracks and out-of-sync dubbing. This trope is played straight everywhere else in the movie series, though.
* The trumpet blare every time Fred is startled/enraged/otherwise emotive in ''TheFlintstones''.
* The movie U.S. Seals II had this cranked up to eleven - every movement of a hand, head or ''finger'' is accompanied by a whoosh sound, as if the foley artist was paid per foley.
* Foley is parodied in the ''[[Series/TheGoodies Goodies]]'' episode ''Kung Fu Kapers'', when Tim and Bill are fighting -- Tim tries to hit Bill, finds it produces a honking noise, then just touches him for a while to explore the sounds that ensue, which include alarm clocks and party horns. Bill laughs and plays a few notes on himself by tapping his head and knees. Tim pushes Bill's stomach and produces a loud honk. They both laugh...and then Tim clobbers Bill over the head accompanied by a huge, rock-smashing sound effect.

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* Parodied in the first ''PoliceAcademy'', ''Film/PoliceAcademy'', where Larvell Jones puts his beatboxing skills to use and imitates a Kung-Fu movie, complete with the wooshes, cracks and out-of-sync dubbing. This trope is played straight everywhere else in the movie series, though.
* The trumpet blare every time Fred is startled/enraged/otherwise emotive in ''TheFlintstones''.
''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''.
* The movie U.''U.S. Seals II II'' had this cranked up to eleven - -- every movement of a hand, head or ''finger'' is accompanied by a whoosh sound, as if the foley artist was paid per foley.
* Foley is parodied in the ''[[Series/TheGoodies Goodies]]'' episode ''Kung Fu Kapers'', when Tim and Bill are fighting -- Tim tries to hit Bill, finds it produces a honking noise, then just touches him for a while to explore the sounds that ensue, which include alarm clocks and party horns. Bill laughs and plays a few notes on himself by tapping his head and knees. Tim pushes Bill's stomach and produces a loud honk. They both laugh...laugh ... and then Tim clobbers Bill over the head accompanied by a huge, rock-smashing sound effect.



* Averted in Film/FightClub where the fights have disturbingly real sound effects.

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* Averted in Film/FightClub ''Film/FightClub'' where the fights have disturbingly real sound effects.



* In the episode ''The Secret Box'' from ''SpongeBobSquarePants'', there is a scene where SpongeBob doesn't want to wake Patrick. Stepping on a chip causes a loud glass-shattering sound. Drops of sweat make a splashing sound when they touch the ground. Elephant roaring and car crashing sounds are heard when SpongeBob is walking.

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* In the episode ''The "The Secret Box'' Box" from ''SpongeBobSquarePants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', there is a scene where SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] doesn't want to wake Patrick. Stepping on a chip causes a loud glass-shattering sound. Drops of sweat make a splashing sound when they touch the ground. Elephant roaring and car crashing sounds are heard when SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] is walking.



* Played with in {{Netflix}}/{{Marvel}}'s ''Series/{{Daredevil}}''. The usual foley is there, but the staging of the scene often draws attention to it-- because the title character is blind and relies on his much, much better than average hearing to compensate.

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* Played with in {{Netflix}}/{{Marvel}}'s ''Series/{{Daredevil}}''. Creator/{{Netflix}}/Creator/{{Marvel}}'s ''Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}''. The usual foley is there, but the staging of the scene often draws attention to it-- it -- because the title character is blind and relies on his much, much [[DisabilitySuperpower better than average hearing hearing]] to compensate.
compensate.
* Parodied in commercials for the restaurant Steak & Shake. A hammy martial arts master is demonstrating the available $4 meals to his pupil, but every time he gestures to a burger and fries, a whip-crack is heard.
-->'''Pupil:''' What's that sound, Master?\\
'''Master:''' Kung fu elbow. ''[demonstrates; more whip-cracks are heard as he swings his arm back and forth]'' Try it.\\
''[The student swings his arm, but only produces the squeaky sound of rusty hinges.]''
27th Jun '15 7:14:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* A foreground element of ''KungPow: Enter The Fist''.

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* A foreground element of ''KungPow: Enter The Fist''.''Film/KungPowEnterTheFist''.
27th Jun '15 7:09:35 AM Morgenthaler
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Martial Arts equivalent of NoisyGuns or AudibleSharpness. Subtrope of TheCoconutEffect. Named for a comment from the ''{{MST3K}}'' version of ''WarriorOfTheLostWorld''. The "foley" portion is a reference to Foley artists, the people responsible for making sound effects synced to the events on screen, like the aforementioned cracking of walnuts for punches.

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Martial Arts equivalent of NoisyGuns or AudibleSharpness. Subtrope of TheCoconutEffect. Named for a comment from the ''{{MST3K}}'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version of ''WarriorOfTheLostWorld''.''Film/WarriorOfTheLostWorld''. The "foley" portion is a reference to Foley artists, the people responsible for making sound effects synced to the events on screen, like the aforementioned cracking of walnuts for punches.
18th Jun '15 12:45:49 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* Played with in {{Netflix}}/{{Marvel}}'s ''Series/Daredevil''. The usual foley is there, but the staging of the scene often draws attention to it-- because the title character is blind and relies on his much, much better than average hearing to compensate.

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* Played with in {{Netflix}}/{{Marvel}}'s ''Series/Daredevil''.''Series/{{Daredevil}}''. The usual foley is there, but the staging of the scene often draws attention to it-- because the title character is blind and relies on his much, much better than average hearing to compensate.
8th May '15 7:57:10 AM tropower
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* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' (and ''{{Chespirito}}'''s other works for that matter) has pretty original elements; among them, everytime a character punches (or otherwise hits) another character you can hear a boxing bell. Bonus points for having it done live.

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* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' (and ''{{Chespirito}}'''s other works works, for that matter) has pretty original elements; among them, everytime a character punches (or otherwise hits) another character you can hear a boxing bell. Bonus points for having it done live.
8th May '15 7:56:35 AM tropower
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* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' (and ''{{Chespirito}}'''s other worksm for that matter) has pretty original elements; among them, everytime a character punches (or otherwise hits) another character you can hear a boxing bell. Bonus points for having it done live.

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* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' (and ''{{Chespirito}}'''s other worksm works for that matter) has pretty original elements; among them, everytime a character punches (or otherwise hits) another character you can hear a boxing bell. Bonus points for having it done live.
8th May '15 7:55:26 AM tropower
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* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' and ''{{Chespirito}}'' has pretty original elements; among them, everytime a character punches another character you can hear a boxing bell.

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* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' and ''{{Chespirito}}'' (and ''{{Chespirito}}'''s other worksm for that matter) has pretty original elements; among them, everytime a character punches (or otherwise hits) another character you can hear a boxing bell.bell. Bonus points for having it done live.
27th Apr '15 12:13:43 AM K
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* Played with in {{Netflix}}/{{Marvel}}'s ''Series/Daredevil''. The usual foley is there, but the staging of the scene often draws attention to it-- because the title character is blind and relies on his much, much better than average hearing to compensate.
15th Mar '15 9:03:30 AM GeminiSparkSP
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Martial Arts equivalent of NoisyGuns. Subtrope of TheCoconutEffect. Named for a comment from the ''{{MST3K}}'' version of ''WarriorOfTheLostWorld''. The "foley" portion is a reference to Foley artists, the people responsible for making sound effects synced to the events on screen, like the aforementioned cracking of walnuts for punches.

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Martial Arts equivalent of NoisyGuns.NoisyGuns or AudibleSharpness. Subtrope of TheCoconutEffect. Named for a comment from the ''{{MST3K}}'' version of ''WarriorOfTheLostWorld''. The "foley" portion is a reference to Foley artists, the people responsible for making sound effects synced to the events on screen, like the aforementioned cracking of walnuts for punches.
25th Jan '15 2:07:02 AM genisgone
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* ''HotFuzz''.

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* ''HotFuzz''.''Film/HotFuzz''.
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