History Main / LargeHam

24th Jun '17 1:04:44 PM Gigabic
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Popular implementations include: '''[[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]''' in Britain, [[Creator/WilliamShatner William! Shatner!]] '''In'''! North...America. and Creator/NorioWakamoto in Japan. Many large hams in the past have some experience in stage acting and theater: when you have to poetically act for the back rows ([[{{Opera}} especially when coupled with music]]) it makes sense. Having an outrageous appearance is helpful but not a requirement. While often male, actresses can pull it off, but it's rarer for them. Often cast as a {{one scene wonder}}, or a [[HamAndCheese key redeeming element]] in shows that are SoBadItsGood.

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Popular implementations include: '''[[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]''' in Britain, [[Creator/WilliamShatner William! Shatner!]] '''In'''! North...America. North America, and Creator/NorioWakamoto in Japan. Many large hams in the past have some experience in stage acting and theater: when you have to poetically act for the back rows ([[{{Opera}} especially when coupled with music]]) it makes sense. Having an outrageous appearance is helpful but not a requirement. While often male, actresses can pull it off, but it's rarer for them. Often cast as a {{one scene wonder}}, or a [[HamAndCheese key redeeming element]] in shows that are SoBadItsGood.
11th Jun '17 5:53:48 PM nombretomado
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Large Hams are a [[FountainOfMemes very rich source]] of Vitamin {{Meme|ticMutation}} and very often feature in {{YouTube Poop}}s.

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Large Hams are a [[FountainOfMemes very rich source]] of Vitamin {{Meme|ticMutation}} and very often feature in {{YouTube WebAnimation/{{YouTube Poop}}s.
12th May '17 7:11:38 PM WillKeaton
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->''"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=082y805mkA8#t=143s Stand aside, everyone! I take LARGE STEPS!]]"''

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->''"[[http://www.->''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=082y805mkA8#t=143s Stand "Stand aside, everyone! I take LARGE STEPS!]]"''STEPS!"]]''
3rd May '17 1:50:23 PM Madrugada
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A ridiculously larger-than-life character, public speaker, or orator full of charisma, energy, ''joie de vivre'', [[HotBlooded blood as hot as the surface of the Sun]] and poetically powerful speeches with [[MilkingTheGiantCow dramatic gestures]] that [[ChewingTheScenery can devastate a scene to a billion pieces]] and transform even the most humdrum scene into the most '''''[[MundaneMadeAwesome GRANDIOSE]]'''''. Often played by a guest star with an Internet Movie Database listing longer than the rest of the cast put together.

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A ridiculously larger-than-life character, public speaker, or orator full of charisma, energy, ''joie de vivre'', [[HotBlooded blood as hot as the surface of the Sun]] and poetically powerful speeches with [[MilkingTheGiantCow dramatic gestures]] that [[ChewingTheScenery can devastate a scene to a billion pieces]] and transform even the most humdrum scene into the most '''''[[MundaneMadeAwesome GRANDIOSE]]'''''. Often played by a guest star with an Internet Movie Database listing longer than the rest of the cast put together.



The origin of the term is unclear: is either from the use of hamfat as a cheap make-up remover in the old days of theatre, or because "ham" serves as short for "amateur" (as in [[LargeHamRadio ham radio]]); Leslie Charteris stated it derived from "''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''" in a ''Literature/TheSaint'' short story. Another possibility is the phrase of a 'hamfisted' way of handling a situation.

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The origin of It's based on the term "ham actor", meaning one who overacts, but where ''that'' term origininated is unclear: is either it's been suggested that it comes from the use of hamfat ham fat as a cheap make-up remover in the old days of theatre, or because "ham" serves as short for "amateur" (as in [[LargeHamRadio ham radio]]); "ham radio"); Leslie Charteris stated it derived from "''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''" in a ''Literature/TheSaint'' short story. Another possibility is the phrase of a 'hamfisted' way of handling a situation.
refers to being 'hamfisted', heavy-handed and not delicate or careful.



If it is '''the setting itself''' that seems to ''demand'' that ham is served ''in profusion'', dipped in ''abundant'' {{Hot Blood|ed}}, because it's ''just'' how the setting ''works'', you may be in front of a '''{{World|OfHam}}''' [[WorldOfHam of]] ''[[WorldOfHam Ham]]'': those can provide for '''marvelous''' entertainment, ''if'' your [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief Willing Suspenders Of Disbelief]] are elastic enough.

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If it is '''the the setting itself''' itself that seems to ''demand'' demand that ham is served ''in profusion'', in profusion, dipped in ''abundant'' abundant {{Hot Blood|ed}}, because it's ''just'' just how the setting ''works'', works, you may be in front of a '''{{World|OfHam}}''' [[WorldOfHam of]] ''[[WorldOfHam Ham]]'': WorldOfHam: those can provide for '''marvelous''' marvelous entertainment, ''if'' if your [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief Willing Suspenders Of Disbelief]] are elastic enough.
19th Apr '17 1:07:17 AM unclebubba62
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Popular implementations include: '''[[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]''' in Britain, [[Creator/WilliamShatner William! Shatner!]] '''In'''! North...America. and Creator/NorioWakamoto in Japan. Many large hams in the past have some experience in stage acting and theater: when you have to poetically act for the back rows ([[{{Opera}} especially when coupled with music]]) it makes sense. Having an outrageous appearance is helpful but not a requirement. While often male, female actors can pull it off, but it's rarer for them. Often cast as a {{one scene wonder}}, or a [[HamAndCheese key redeeming element]] in shows that are SoBadItsGood.

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Popular implementations include: '''[[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]''' in Britain, [[Creator/WilliamShatner William! Shatner!]] '''In'''! North...America. and Creator/NorioWakamoto in Japan. Many large hams in the past have some experience in stage acting and theater: when you have to poetically act for the back rows ([[{{Opera}} especially when coupled with music]]) it makes sense. Having an outrageous appearance is helpful but not a requirement. While often male, female actors actresses can pull it off, but it's rarer for them. Often cast as a {{one scene wonder}}, or a [[HamAndCheese key redeeming element]] in shows that are SoBadItsGood.
15th Mar '17 6:00:16 PM MrTree1776
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Popular implementations include: '''[[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]''' in Britain, Creator/WilliamShatner in North America, and Creator/NorioWakamoto in Japan. Many large hams in the past have some experience in stage acting and theater: when you have to poetically act for the back rows ([[{{Opera}} especially when coupled with music]]) it makes sense. Having an outrageous appearance is helpful but not a requirement. While often male, female actors can pull it off, but it's rarer for them. Often cast as a {{one scene wonder}}, or a [[HamAndCheese key redeeming element]] in shows that are SoBadItsGood.

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Popular implementations include: '''[[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]''' in Britain, Creator/WilliamShatner in North America, [[Creator/WilliamShatner William! Shatner!]] '''In'''! North...America. and Creator/NorioWakamoto in Japan. Many large hams in the past have some experience in stage acting and theater: when you have to poetically act for the back rows ([[{{Opera}} especially when coupled with music]]) it makes sense. Having an outrageous appearance is helpful but not a requirement. While often male, female actors can pull it off, but it's rarer for them. Often cast as a {{one scene wonder}}, or a [[HamAndCheese key redeeming element]] in shows that are SoBadItsGood.



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22nd Feb '16 1:59:36 PM LBHills
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A ridiculously larger-than-life character, public speaker, or orator full of charisma, energy, ''joie de vivre'', [[HotBlooded blood as hot as the surface of the Sun]] and poetically powerful speeches with [[MilkingTheGiantCow dramatic gestures]] that [[ChewingTheScenery can devastate a scene to a billion pieces]] and transform the most soul-crushingly boring into the most '''''[[MundaneMadeAwesome GRANDIOSE]]'''''. Often played by a guest star with an Internet Movie Database listing longer than the rest of the cast put together.

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A ridiculously larger-than-life character, public speaker, or orator full of charisma, energy, ''joie de vivre'', [[HotBlooded blood as hot as the surface of the Sun]] and poetically powerful speeches with [[MilkingTheGiantCow dramatic gestures]] that [[ChewingTheScenery can devastate a scene to a billion pieces]] and transform even the most soul-crushingly boring humdrum scene into the most '''''[[MundaneMadeAwesome GRANDIOSE]]'''''. Often played by a guest star with an Internet Movie Database listing longer than the rest of the cast put together.
31st Jan '16 9:24:18 PM KillerClowns
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Contrast DangerDeadpan, TheStoic, SoftSpokenSadist, TheQuietOne.

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Contrast DangerDeadpan, TheStoic, SoftSpokenSadist, TheQuietOne.
TheQuietOne, though ColdHam allows overlap.
13th Dec '15 1:47:59 PM eroock
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->"''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=082y805mkA8#t=143s Stand aside, everyone! I take LARGE STEPS!]]''"
-->--'''MilesGloriosus''', ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum''

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->"''[[http://www.->''"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=082y805mkA8#t=143s Stand aside, everyone! I take LARGE STEPS!]]''"
-->--'''MilesGloriosus''',
STEPS!]]"''
-->-- '''MilesGloriosus''',
''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum''
17th Sep '15 1:39:12 PM BalloonKennyBoy24
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