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7th Jan '17 4:09:01 PM WarriorsGate
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7th Jan '17 4:08:25 PM WarriorsGate
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* The first incarnation of the Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho,'' whose speech pattern came from the fact that Creator/WilliamHartnell kept flubbing his lines and they didn't have the budget to do it over and over until they got it right.

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* The first incarnation of the Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho,'' whose speech pattern came from the fact that Creator/WilliamHartnell kept flubbing his lines lines. Since the brand-new video technology was positively archaic by the standards of the Adobe Premiere era (edits would be performed by literally taking a razorblade to the magnetic tape), all video recordings were done "live" like a stage play and they didn't have reshoots were very rare and costly, meaning the budget gaffes were just left in. This also led to do it over and over until they got it right.other very visible flubs, like a moment in ''The Web Planet'' where an actor in a monster costume with limited visibility walks directly into a studio camera while its recording.
30th Dec '16 10:21:01 PM nombretomado
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-->"People always ask me if Christopher Walken is really like [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} that]] in real life...and the answer is YES!" --[[DwayneJohnson The Rock]] on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" promoting ''Film/TheRundown''.

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-->"People always ask me if Christopher Walken is really like [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} that]] in real life...and the answer is YES!" --[[DwayneJohnson The Rock]] --Wrestling/TheRock on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" promoting ''Film/TheRundown''.
21st Nov '16 9:23:07 AM Morgenthaler
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** JackieEarleHaley's character, Guererro in ''HumanTarget'', constantly says "dude". This became scripted after the writers noticed that this is how Jackie actually speaks, dude.

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** JackieEarleHaley's Creator/JackieEarleHaley's character, Guererro in ''HumanTarget'', ''Series/HumanTarget'', constantly says "dude". This became scripted after the writers noticed that this is how Jackie actually speaks, dude.
11th Nov '16 7:14:06 AM CheeseDogX
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** This was an EnforcedTrope for this movie: The Coen Brothers wrote in every single "Um" and "Er" in the script, and were downright draconian in insisting that the characters said every single one.
25th Oct '16 7:45:10 AM VPhantom
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* Many comics (especially ''YTheLastMan'') seem to have characters pause and repeat a word when they want to affect realism. "That... That's not right."

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* Many comics (especially ''YTheLastMan'') ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'') seem to have characters pause and repeat a word when they want to affect realism. "That... That's not right."
24th Oct '16 1:24:28 AM Az_Tech341
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* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' has kind of a variation: while nobody really talks ''realistically'' (the show has been compared Shakespeare's plays for a reason) a character's style of singing and rapping says a lot about them, and the complexity of their lines is included in that. So John Laurens' introductory rap (which begins "I'm John Laurens in the place to be / Two pints of Sam Adams but I'm working on three!") was deliberately written to be rather amateurish and simplistic, to signify his youth and to contrast with Hamilton once he starts his very fast and complex rap soon after, as though to indicate he can't think as fast as Hamilton can. Similarly, when Lafayette starts rapping, he mixes in a bunch of French words and gets confused about the pronunciation of a word (of course, all rhyming anyway), so as to set him up as someone who doesn't speak English well - only for him to throw down the fastest rap in the entire musical later on in 'Guns and Ships'.

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* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' has kind of a variation: while nobody really talks ''realistically'' (the show has been compared to Shakespeare's plays for a reason) a character's style of singing and rapping says a lot about them, and the complexity of their lines is included in that. So John Laurens' introductory rap (which begins "I'm John Laurens in the place to be / Two pints of Sam Adams but I'm working on three!") was deliberately written to be rather amateurish and simplistic, to signify his youth and to contrast with Hamilton once he starts his very fast and complex rap soon after, as though to indicate he can't think as fast as Hamilton can. Similarly, when Lafayette starts rapping, he mixes in a bunch of French words and gets confused about the pronunciation of a word (of course, all rhyming anyway), so as to set him up as someone who doesn't speak English well - only for him to throw down the fastest rap in the entire musical later on in 'Guns and Ships'.
24th Oct '16 1:18:34 AM ClockStopping
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* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' has kind of a variation: while nobody really talks ''realistically'' (the show has been compared Shakespeare's plays for a reason) a character's style of singing and rapping says a lot about them, and the complexity of their lines is included in that. So John Laurens' introductory rap (which begins "I'm John Laurens in the place to be / Two pints of Sam Adams but I'm working on three!") was deliberately written to be rather amateurish and simplistic, to signify his youth and to contrast with Hamilton once he starts his very fast and complex rap soon after, as though to indicate he can't think as fast as Hamilton can. Similarly, when Lafayette starts rapping, he mixes in a bunch of French words and gets confused about the pronunciation of a word (of course, all rhyming anyway), so as to set him up as someone who doesn't speak English well - only for him to throw down the fastest rap in the entire musical later on in 'Guns and Ships'.
17th Sep '16 10:48:32 AM ading
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* The shows of Adam Reed (e.g. ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'') tend to have characters speaking with natural-sounding (and often realistically awkward) dialogue, talking over one another, etc.

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* The shows of Adam Reed (e.g. ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'') tend to have characters speaking with natural-sounding (and often realistically awkward) dialogue, talking over one another, etc. A recurring gag on Archer is characters struggling to come up with a witty one-liner for a situation, then thinking of one later when everyone else has forgotten about it.
14th Aug '16 9:39:05 AM Anddrix
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** For example, an early episode where Michael suddenly realises that Kitty is in the [[ItMakesSenseInContext conjugal trailer]] based on no observation other than the fact that George Sr's rambling excuse included him mumbling the word "repulsive" - the same word GOB had used ''sotto voce'' to described Kitty earlier in the day. Both deliveries of this key word

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** For example, an early episode where Michael suddenly realises that Kitty is in the [[ItMakesSenseInContext conjugal trailer]] based on no observation other than the fact that George Sr's rambling excuse included him mumbling the word "repulsive" - the same word GOB had used ''sotto voce'' to described Kitty earlier in the day. Both deliveries of this key wordword are so downplayed compared to the surrounding (and far less relevant) dialogue that it's easy to miss either or both the first time around.
** One side-effect of GOB getting upset or excited is that he loses all ability to form a coherent sentence. "You still mad me, Michael?" and "Look at banner, Michael!" have taken on MemeticMutation status as a result.
** At least a few times, the actors' stumbling over a line is left in. For example, Lindsay at one point is speaking quite quickly and reverses the object and subject in a sentence for no apparent comedic effect, which seems to be a genuine slip of the tongue by Portia de Rossi that just got left in there.
* Unsurprisingly for a Creator/JossWhedon project, ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' is littered with BuffySpeak, especially from the younger characters such as Skye, Fitz-Simmons, Bobbi, and Hunter. Fitz in particular has a tendency to insert corrections, mutterings, and natural pauses into his dialogue, which is consistent with Creator/IainDeCaestecker's usual acting style.
** This trope even gets {{Exploited}} in Season 2 when Fitz is suffering the effects of brain damage, one of which is a bad case of nominal aphasia, and he frequently trails off in mid-sent... or struggles to find the, um, you know, the thing! For the thing! [[{{Angrish}} Argh!]]
** Simmons, especially in Season 1, had a tendency to occasionally let out a nervous giggle that either obscured or replaced the end of a line.
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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's ''Trapped in the Drive-Thru'' parodies the rambling style and interruptions of Music/RKelly's ''Music/TrappedInTheCloset'' by taking it UpToEleven. The narrator's wife mishears "delivered" as "liver" and they argue about it for several lines, a drive-thru employee zones out while the narrator asks for ketchup, and a mention of the name Paul sends the narrator off on a bizarre tangent about an unrelated guy named Paul that he used to know once.
-->I hopped up and said, "I don't know. Do you want to get something delivered?"\\
She's like, "Why would I want to eat liver? I don't even like liver."\\
I'm like, "No, I said delivered."\\
She's like, "I heard you say liver."\\
I'm like, "I should know what I said."\\
She's like, "Whatever. I just don't want any liver."
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Children in ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' ''never'' say "and". They say "an'". Every bleeping time.
** They also have a habit of dropping the "g" from "-ing" endings.
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[[folder:Roleplaying Games]]
* Although this trope tends to be played straight in ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', several characters do have very realistic dialogue, such as Keiji Tanaka (ShoutOut laden though it is) or Bill Ritch, both of whom tend to repeat themselves, as well as hesitate a lot, with the latter having quite the stammer.
* Many characters play this straight, but in the ''Roleplay/CityOfLostCharacters'' roleplay, it's occasionally averted when many players mimic their original character's verbal tics and stammers. Most notable with a troper who mimics ''both'' [[WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty Rick and Morty's]] distinct speech styles.
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[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* Creator/EddieIzzard uses a lot of placeholders and verbal stumbling in his stand-up delivery, though the routines themselves are pretty meticulously prepared. It works quite well.
* Creator/FrankieHowerd's stand-up/variety routine was full of very spontaneous-sounding oohs, ers, digressions and asides to his pianist, all painstakingly scripted.
* Creator/BillyConnolly once did a bit about a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fycDDG0QyQ0 'Difficult Listening']] radio show that broadcast normal mumbled conversations that the audience couldn't hear properly.
* Creator/RossNoble spins out whole improvised ''routines'' based on his verbal slips or mis-hearing what the audience says.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* The play ''Theatre/ThePillowman'' gives characters realistic speech patterns to heighten emotion and dramatic effect. Particularly noticeable with the character Tupolski when he starts repeating himself, falling back on verbal tics, ("if I go with my eyes like, 'go ahead and say something'"... "did I go with my eyes like, 'go ahead and say something'") and saying rather odd things in an attempt to sound threatening. (This is even mocked by another character later.)
* ''Theatre/NoisesOff'' manages to work distraction, shaken confidence and a pathological stutter into the staccato rat-a-tat of a British farce. Garry, especially, who when not reciting lines never makes it to the end of a thought before forgetting what he was trying to say when he started it.
--> '''Garry:''' Lloyd, let me just say, while we're stopped; I've worked with a lot of directors. Some were geniuses. Some were bastards. But I've never worked with anyone who was so absolutely... I don't know.
--> '''Lloyd:''' Thank you, Garry; I'm touched. Now will you get off the fucking stage?
* Creator/HaroldPinter's works ''ooze'' this. Especially ''The Caretaker''.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Certain scenes in ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' were written to have more natural dialogue, particularly several scenes with Fei and Elly.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** In [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 the first game]], while the dialogue is generally proper, there are instances of mumbling and using filler, mostly during little lines - the ones that happen without the camera giving you a closeup of the characters' face. Generally the subtitles are grammatically correct, the actual line reads less so. Garrus stammers when saying he's never seen the Council in person before. Ian Newstead, fighting MindControl, slurs and babbles and drops words as he chants "[[MadnessMantra My mind is my own]]." Liara gets flustered and incoherent.
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Garrus says of Tali, "Tali's a welcome face around here... or... no. Well. A... a welcome face... behind the helmet. I guess." By the end they [[http://youtu.be/C2o_XUEfGeo may hook up]], and if discovered they both babble and stutter and in general deliver far less coherent versions of the lines in the subtitles. It is {{Adorkable}}.
* Generally, everyone uses proper diction in ''VideoGame/HalfLife''. The G-Man, however, is consistently stuttering, pausing, and taking in deep breaths, all of which could be considered too much even for real life speech. It actually helps make him appear as... ''[[HumanoidAbomination something]]'' [[UncannyValley trying to appear human]], [[GlamourFailure and failing]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Gladius}}'' lampshades how unrealistic many RPG sidequests and rewards are with heavy use of awkward silences, stuttering, and conversations that just trail off.
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' has this through Wheatley, who (despite being a robot) frequently delves into this and BuffySpeak. Also applies to the damaged cores, who, due to faults, have unique/strange personalities which understandably cause tics and poor diction.
** The entire ending sequence is guilty of this, as it involves a collection of robots [[CharacterFilibuster rambling incessantly]] while you fight: there's the BigBad suffering a VillainousBreakdown; the "Fact Sphere" mumbling dubious facts; the "Space Sphere" jabbering obsessively [[ShapedLikeItself about space]]; and "Rick the Adventure Sphere" rambling about his (presumably delusional) adventures.
* Averted ''entirely'' by the Phone Guy in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' during his recordings for the player. He stutters, hesitates, stumbles over some words, repeats himself, goes silent as if to think, trails off during sentences, offers random interjections of 'okay?', says 'um' and 'uh' quite a bit, and generally really does sound like some guy who's just recording a message for the player without a script and just going off the top of his head.
* Agent G. averts this in grindhouse parody ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDeadOverkill'', due to his "actor" being bad and forgetting the script:
-->"Ladies and gentlemen, the infinite tact of Isaac Washington. You do... Truly you do, use your tongue better than a... a $30 hooker. Can I say from the bottom of my heart... You truly are a shining example to us all... uh, Humanity I mean..."
** Of course, some cutscenes have he and others speaking [[SeinfeldianConversation pointless, flowery, smooth]], [[Creator/QuentinTarantino Tarantino]] dialogue, so it's more he does it [[RuleOfFunny when it's funny]].
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Although ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' also applies for the first kind, other characters fit here. Tavros has a tendency to speak very awkwardly with lots of 'uhh's 'err's, to highlight his nervous, dorky personality, while Roxy is [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl perpetually drunk]] and has a tendency to make spelling errors she sometimes corrects. So what happens when [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002999 the very awkward Tavros tries to troll the incredibly eloquent Dave?]] One of the most popular FunnyMoments in the entire series:
-->'''TG:''' no man
-->'''TG:''' look
-->'''TG:''' i just need to know when to be there
-->'''TG:''' when the stars come into alignment and your [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture flux capacitor]] lets you finally sate your meteoric greed for crotch-dachshund
-->'''TG:''' i wouldnt want to miss it and cause a paradox or something
-->'''TG:''' itd suck if the universe blew up on account of you missing your window of opportunity to help yourself to a pubescent boy's naked spam porpoise
-->'''AT:''' uHHH,
-->'''AT:''' oK, THIS IS SORT OF STARTING TO UPSET ME,
-->'''TG:''' jesus you are such a shitty troll
** Meenah also tends to misspell things, such as typing 'yea' instead of 'yeah', though in this case it's to indicate lack of care about such pretensions rather than accidents like it is for Roxy.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/{{lonelygirl15}}'' gets this right... some of the time. Oddly enough, the more hectic "action" videos tend to be better at not sounding scripted, with characters scrambling and yelling over one another.
* Both ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'' and ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary'', as there are a lot of ThrowItIn moments on the spot.
* Even in scripted episodes of his show, WebVideo/{{Jontron}}'s speech features slight pauses. He often also says an odd throat-clearing bark sound, usually spelt as "ECH".
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The dialogue in ''WesternAnimation/CreatureComforts'' consists entirely of unscripted interviews.
* The shows of Adam Reed (e.g. ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'') tend to have characters speaking with natural-sounding (and often realistically awkward) dialogue, talking over one another, etc.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. The show uses many situations in which characters break into very realistic and overlapping dialogue in ridiculous situations. Some viewers find this to be an OverlyLongGag, but others love it and would turn violent if it went away.
* It's one of the salient features of the titular characters in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', and to a lesser extent other characters. Verbal tics, stammers, irrelevant tangents, and corrections are all over the place. (Not to mention Rick's belching in the middle of every other word.) Almost everything on the list at the top has happened at some point.
* Dialogue in early ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' cartoons was often ad-libbed by Jack Mercer (Popeye) and Mae Questel (Olive Oyl). Characters frequently speak a mile-a-minute, mutter random observations under their breath, and talk in [[{{Angrish}} confused gibberish]] when situations get hectic.
* ''WesternAnimation/DrKatz'' and ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'', in which a lot of the dialogue is ad-libbed.
* This commonly happens in ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'', being a DeconstructorFleet.
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[[folder:Miscellaneous]]
* Creator/DavidMamet is known for [[MametSpeak his signature dialogue style]], which manages to be very naturalistic and very stylized at the same time.
* UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} journalist Bob Greene once wrote a vicious column about Mayor Richard J. Daley which provoked a storm of controversy. It consisted of a verbatim, un-corrected transcript of one of the mayor's press conferences.
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