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3rd Dec '16 4:45:22 PM AgProv
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* In his autobiography, Creator/SpikeMilligan recalls auditioning for military talent shows during WW2, and marvelled at the eternal optimism of men with limited talent who genuinely believed their singing, comedy or acting talent would entertain and raise morale for their fellows. He was taken with the tendency of really bad singers, with the stage presence of planks of wood, to milk the giant cow to add pathos or dramatic intensity to whatever ballad they were murdering.
24th Nov '16 11:50:07 PM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' does [[http://abload.de/img/supergirl28-40ejz9.jpg this]] in the beginning of ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' right after pummeling ''ComicBook/{{Lobo}}''.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** Supergirl
does [[http://abload.de/img/supergirl28-40ejz9.jpg this]] in the beginning of ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' right after pummeling ''ComicBook/{{Lobo}}''.''ComicBook/{{Lobo}}''.
** In ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'' villain Nightflame gestures her left arm skywards while she demands to know Supergirl's location.
19th Nov '16 1:55:17 PM Berrenta
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::In the same dialogue: [-[[NoExceptYes Be not too tame neither]]:... ''[but]'' [[TropesAreNotBad suit the action to the word, the word to the action]]; with this special o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end ''[is to hold]'' the mirror up to nature... Now this overdone, or come tardy off, though it make the unskilful laugh, cannot but make the judicious grieve... O, there be players that I have seen play, and heard others praise... ''[that]'' have [[LargeHam so strutted and bellowed]] that I have thought some of nature's journeymen had made men and [[UncannyValley not made them well]], they [[TakeThat imitated humanity so abominably]].-]

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::In the same dialogue: [-[[NoExceptYes Be [-Be not too tame neither]]:...neither:... ''[but]'' [[TropesAreNotBad suit the action to the word, the word to the action]]; with this special o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end ''[is to hold]'' the mirror up to nature... Now this overdone, or come tardy off, though it make the unskilful laugh, cannot but make the judicious grieve... O, there be players that I have seen play, and heard others praise... ''[that]'' have [[LargeHam so strutted and bellowed]] that I have thought some of nature's journeymen had made men and [[UncannyValley not made them well]], they [[TakeThat imitated humanity so abominably]].-]
19th Nov '16 6:32:38 AM narm00
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* ''Series/{{Rome}}'' The Forum newsreader played by [=Ian McNeice=] punctuates his [[LargeHam hammy]] news bulletins with stylized gestures and poses that were actually used by professional speakers and politicians at the time. At one point Lucius Vorenus tries to use them during his brief attempt at politics, but completely fails to make them seem impressive.

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* ''Series/{{Rome}}'' ''Series/{{Rome}}'': The Forum newsreader played by [=Ian McNeice=] punctuates his [[LargeHam hammy]] news bulletins with stylized gestures and poses that were actually used by professional speakers and politicians at the time. At one point Lucius Vorenus tries to use them during his brief attempt at politics, but completely fails to make them seem impressive.
15th Nov '16 5:26:49 PM StFan
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-->'''Syndrome:''' I am '''Syndrome!''' Your '''nemesis!''' And... ''[throws his arms up, hurling Mr. Incredible out of sight]'' Oh, ''brilliant''.

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-->'''Syndrome:''' --->'''Syndrome:''' I am '''Syndrome!''' Your '''nemesis!''' And... ''[throws his arms up, hurling Mr. Incredible out of sight]'' Oh, ''brilliant''.



'''Kirk:''' What does ''that'' mean?
-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' And I'm sorry, HesDeadJim.

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'''Kirk:''' What does ''that'' mean?
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mean?\\
'''[=McCoy=]:'''
And I'm sorry, HesDeadJim.
5th Nov '16 11:21:42 AM StFan
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-->-- '''Heroics For Beginners'''

Among drama students, "Milking The Giant Cow" is a term that refers to the practice of holding your hands skyward (or merely gesticulating wildly) to show emotion. May be accompanied by a SkywardScream.

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-->-- '''Heroics For Beginners'''

''Heroics for Beginners''

Among drama students, "Milking The the Giant Cow" is a term that refers to the practice of holding your hands skyward (or merely gesticulating wildly) to show emotion. May be accompanied by a SkywardScream.






* Both Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson and Creator/MarkHamill did this while voicing their [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman respective]] [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries versions]] of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. This is usually carried over into the animation.

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* Both Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson and Creator/MarkHamill did this while voicing their [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman respective]] [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries versions]] of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. ComicBook/TheJoker. This is usually carried over into the animation.
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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' does [[http://abload.de/img/supergirl28-40ejz9.jpg this]] in the beginning of ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' right after pummeling ''Comicbook/{{Lobo}}''.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' does [[http://abload.de/img/supergirl28-40ejz9.jpg this]] in the beginning of ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' right after pummeling ''Comicbook/{{Lobo}}''.''ComicBook/{{Lobo}}''.
* ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'': IQ, card-carrying ham, has one of these moments in church.
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* ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'': IQ, card carrying ham, has one of these moments in church.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'', Mrs. Brisby does this at least once, mainly as a way for the animators to underline her anxiety.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'':
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Mrs. Brisby does this at least once, mainly as a way for the animators to underline her anxiety.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. Syndrome does this with hilarious results as he wears an ArmCannon shooting a beam of energy that suspends his target in mid-air.
-->"I am '''Syndrome!''' Your '''nemesis!''' And... ''(throws his arms up, hurling Mr. Incredible out of sight)'' Oh, ''brilliant''."

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'':
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Syndrome does this with hilarious results as he wears an ArmCannon shooting a beam of energy that suspends his target in mid-air.
-->"I -->'''Syndrome:''' I am '''Syndrome!''' Your '''nemesis!''' And... ''(throws ''[throws his arms up, hurling Mr. Incredible out of sight)'' sight]'' Oh, ''brilliant''."



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree'': Gaea Everfree makes lots of emphatic gestures, especially during her VillainSong. Sometimes it goes along with using her magic, but most often it's completely gratuitous.



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* Doc Brown of ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' wildly gesticulates whenever he speaks. In the Making Of, director Robert Zemeckis said Christopher Lloyd was taking inspiration from the conductor in ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' (Leopold Stokowski), and described him as 'conducting the world'.
* In ''Music/{{Evita}}'', Eva Peron gesticulates during her speeches, especially the inaugural speech. It's likely a stage direction in the original musical as well.
** The real Eva Peron was actually a big fan of this gesture when she spoke, so it is, at least, historically accurate. Look up pictures of her speaking and you're sure to see her doing this gesture.

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* Doc Brown of ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' wildly gesticulates whenever he speaks. In the Making Of, director Robert Zemeckis said Christopher Lloyd was taking inspiration from the conductor in ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' (Leopold Stokowski), and described him as 'conducting "conducting the world'.
world".
* In ''Music/{{Evita}}'', Eva Peron gesticulates during her speeches, especially the inaugural speech. It's likely a stage direction in the original musical as well.
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well. The real Eva Peron was actually a big fan of this gesture when she spoke, so it is, at least, historically accurate. Look up pictures of her speaking and you're sure to see her doing this gesture.



* JeremyIrons is having a helluva lot of fun with [[BigBad Profion]] in ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons''.

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* JeremyIrons Creator/JeremyIrons is having a helluva lot of fun with [[BigBad Profion]] in ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons''.



* It's a wonder the poor cow has any milk left after [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl Captain Barbossa]] is finished with his "Begun by blood, by blood undone!" speech.

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* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'': It's a wonder the poor cow has any milk left after [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl Captain Barbossa]] Barbossa is finished with his "Begun by blood, by blood undone!" speech.



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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': TheMaster is EvilIsHammy personified, but [[http://i45.tinypic.com/2r2pumo.jpg hasn't entirely got the hang of this]].

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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TheMaster is EvilIsHammy personified, but [[http://i45.tinypic.com/2r2pumo.jpg hasn't entirely got the hang of this]].



** Creator/MattSmith delves into this consistently as the Eleventh Doctor, though considering what type of character he's playing, it really, really works.
*** Lampshaded in "The Day of the Doctor":

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** Creator/MattSmith delves into this consistently as the Eleventh Doctor, though considering what type of character he's playing, it really, really works.
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works. Lampshaded in "The Day of the Doctor":



'''Eleven:''' ''[[IResembleThatRemark (while flapping hands about)]]'' Yes! No.

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'''Eleven:''' ''[[IResembleThatRemark (while ''[[[IResembleThatRemark while flapping hands about)]]'' about]]]'' Yes! No.No...



* Along with his oddly placed vocal pauses and emphasis on unusual syllables, this is a key element to the WilliamShatner acting style, famously perfected as Captain Kirk on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Indeed, one filk song ("Star Trek Rhapsody") even name-checks it:
-->'''[=McCoy=]''': [[ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder I'm a doctor!]]
-->'''Kirk''': [[ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder ...not an actor.]]
-->'''[=McCoy=]''': Not a ''[[TakeThat milkman]]''!
-->'''Kirk''': What does ''that'' mean?
-->'''[=McCoy=]''': And I'm sorry, HesDeadJim.

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Along with his oddly placed vocal pauses and emphasis on unusual syllables, this is a key element to the WilliamShatner Creator/WilliamShatner acting style, famously perfected as Captain Kirk on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Indeed, one filk song ("Star Trek Rhapsody") even name-checks it:
-->'''[=McCoy=]''': --->'''[=McCoy=]:''' [[ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder I'm a doctor!]]
-->'''Kirk''':
doctor!]]\\
'''Kirk:'''
[[ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder ...not an actor.]]
-->'''[=McCoy=]''':
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'''[=McCoy=]:'''
Not a ''[[TakeThat milkman]]''!
-->'''Kirk''':
milkman]]''!\\
'''Kirk:'''
What does ''that'' mean?
-->'''[=McCoy=]''': -->'''[=McCoy=]:''' And I'm sorry, HesDeadJim. HesDeadJim.



-->''"Oh Buffy, I love you so much I almost forgot to brood!"''

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-->''"Oh -->'''Wesley:''' "Oh Buffy, I love you so much I almost forgot to brood!"''brood!"



-->'''Creator/WilWheaton:''' Do you really think we're going to fight?
-->'''Sheldon:''' My fists are not up because I'm milking a giant invisible cow.

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-->'''Creator/WilWheaton:''' Do you really think we're going to fight?
-->'''Sheldon:'''
fight?\\
'''Sheldon:'''
My fists are not up because I'm milking a giant invisible cow.



* Just pick any HenshinHero series from the Showa era, both heroes and villains loves doing this.

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* %%* Just pick any HenshinHero series from the Showa era, both heroes and villains loves doing this.





















* In the ReducedShakespeareCompany play ''The Complete History of America (abridged)'', Reed tries to mime steering a car, but his gestures are off enough that Austin tells him, "Stop milking that cow!"
* In Andrew Lloyd Webber's ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', depending on the actor (although this is usually done by the actors) Erik (The Phantom) does this so often he could be considered the Giant Cow Dairy Farmer.
* Subtly lampshaded in ''{{RENT}}''; when Maureen is doing her protest, she raises her arms dramatically--but she's ''actually'' milking a cow when she does it.

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* In the ReducedShakespeareCompany Creator/ReducedShakespeareCompany play ''The Complete History of America (abridged)'', Reed tries to mime steering a car, but his gestures are off enough that Austin tells him, "Stop milking that cow!"
* In Andrew Lloyd Webber's ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', depending on the actor (although this is usually done by the actors) Erik (The Phantom) does this so often he could be considered the Giant Cow Dairy Farmer.
* Subtly lampshaded in ''{{RENT}}''; ''Theatre/{{RENT}}''; when Maureen is doing her protest, she raises her arms dramatically--but she's ''actually'' milking a cow when she does it.



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* Justified trope for games that use a SuperDeformed art style--since the character's face is often just a very tiny rectangle with even tinier dots for eyes, extremely exaggerated body language is necessary to get the emotion across. Even motion capture has not escaped this trope. Given the limits of technology, it's not (yet) possible for mo-cap to pick up subtle gestures and facial expressions, so many actors are [[GoingThroughTheMotions encouraged to unleash]] their inner LargeHam.

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* Justified trope for games that use a SuperDeformed art style--since style -- since the character's face is often just a very tiny rectangle with even tinier dots for eyes, extremely exaggerated body language is necessary to get the emotion across. Even motion capture has not escaped this trope. Given the limits of technology, it's not (yet) possible for mo-cap to pick up subtle gestures and facial expressions, so many actors are [[GoingThroughTheMotions encouraged to unleash]] their inner LargeHam.



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* According to Creator/{{Nigahiga}} hand motions accompanied with ClusterFBomb are the first lesson to being Gangster.

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* According to Creator/{{Nigahiga}} hand motions accompanied with ClusterFBomb are the first lesson to being Gangster.
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* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'': Captain Hammer does this in [[IncomingHam his first scene]], while [[CrowningMomentOfFunny standing on top of]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a moving van]].
* Creator/MasakoX, an anime reviewer at Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, does this so often that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks8hcDdFZIw&feature=sub there's a dance]].
* Music/DoctorSteel combines this with a SkywardScream in ''The Dr. Steel Show'' Episode 1.
* WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum Agent Isaiah does this in the nightmare where he turns into a MartyStu.
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* According to Creator/{{Nigahiga}}, hand motions accompanied with ClusterFBomb are the first lesson to being Gangster.
* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'': Captain Hammer does this in [[IncomingHam his first scene]], while [[CrowningMomentOfFunny standing on top of]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a moving van]].
* Creator/MasakoX, an anime reviewer at Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, does this so often that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks8hcDdFZIw&feature=sub there's a dance]].
* Music/DoctorSteel combines this with a SkywardScream in ''The Dr. Steel Show'' Episode 1.
* ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'': Agent Isaiah does this in the nightmare where he turns into a MartyStu.
* In Unicode emoticon form: ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)
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* Daffy Duck in the ''Great Piggybank Robbery'' and other WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes.

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* Daffy Duck in the ''Great "The Great Piggybank Robbery'' Robbery" and other WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes.WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoons.



** Parodied in "Hearts and Hooves Day": when Applebloom gets overexcited during an ImagineSpot, her forelegs start flailing all over the place, much to the confusion of her friends.

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** Parodied in "Hearts and Hooves Day": when Applebloom Apple Bloom gets overexcited during an ImagineSpot, her forelegs start flailing all over the place, much to the confusion of her friends.



* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler [[TruthInTelevision had a tendency to do this while giving speeches]]. His Website/{{IMDb}} page lists "dramatic hand gestures" under [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0386944/bio#trademark trademarks]].

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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler [[TruthInTelevision had a tendency to do this while giving speeches]]. His Website/{{IMDb}} Website/IMDb page lists "dramatic hand gestures" under [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0386944/bio#trademark trademarks]].



30th Oct '16 9:42:45 PM DustSnitch
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* Ghirahim, the main villain of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', does this to keep in line with his [[EvilIsHammy FAB]][[EvilIsSexy UL]][[MrFanservice US!]] persona while expressing his anger over Zelda being snatched from his grasp.

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* Ghirahim, the main villain of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', does this to keep in line with his [[EvilIsHammy FAB]][[EvilIsSexy UL]][[MrFanservice US!]] FABULOUS]] persona while expressing his anger over Zelda being snatched from his grasp.
24th Sep '16 4:08:29 AM john_e
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* One column by political sketchwriter Matthew Parris was a study of the different gestures that Paddy Ashdown (then the leader of the Liberal Democrats) made whilst giving a speech. This included the ''dead spider'': holding one hand aloft, upturned, as if grasping a pearl of great price.
5th Sep '16 1:47:55 PM eroock
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** Rotwang in ''Film/{{Metropolis}}''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQqiwIgTUHA#t=2m30s Dr. Mabuse]] in ''Film/DrMabuseTheGambler''.

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** Rotwang in ''Film/{{Metropolis}}''.
''Film/{{Metropolis}}'', as seen in the page image.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQqiwIgTUHA#t=2m30s Dr. Mabuse]] in ''Film/DrMabuseTheGambler''. Played by the same actor who played Rotwang.
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