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14th May '18 10:19:34 AM AmuckCricetine
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* Nearly everyone on the ''Film/ConAir'' airplane (Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Creator/SteveBuscemi, Creator/DannyTrejo, Creator/VingRhames, M.C. Gainey, the CampGay "Sally Can't Dance"), plus Colm Meaney as a federal agent, is clearly having fun on their roles :

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* Nearly everyone on the ''Film/ConAir'' airplane (Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Creator/SteveBuscemi, Creator/DannyTrejo, Creator/VingRhames, M.C. Gainey, the CampGay "Sally Can't Dance"), plus Colm Meaney as a federal agent, is clearly having fun on their roles :roles:



* The ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' franchise contains Creator/BrianBlessed, Creator/TomBaker, Creator/StephenFry, Rik Mayall, Rowan Atkinson, Miranda Richardson, Ronald Lacey a.k.a. [[OneSceneWonder The Baby Eating Bishop of Bath and Wells]] (and also Major Toht from ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''), Creator/HughLaurie, Robbie Coltrane, Ade Edmondson, and many, many others.

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* The ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' franchise contains Creator/BrianBlessed, Creator/TomBaker, Creator/StephenFry, Rik Mayall, Rowan Atkinson, Creator/RikMayall, Creator/RowanAtkinson, Miranda Richardson, Ronald Lacey a.k.a. [[OneSceneWonder The Baby Eating Bishop of Bath and Wells]] (and also Major Toht from ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''), Creator/HughLaurie, Robbie Coltrane, Creator/RobbieColtrane, Ade Edmondson, and many, many others.
13th May '18 1:20:36 PM Kamikashi
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* Almost all [[EpicMovie epic movies]], fantasy films, action movies, and science fiction films contain a hammy or bombastic soundtrack. Bonus points if the music was composed by Music/HansZimmer or Music/JohnWilliams.

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* Almost all [[EpicMovie epic movies]], fantasy films, action movies, and science fiction films films contain a hammy or bombastic soundtrack. Bonus points if the music was composed by Music/HansZimmer Music/HansZimmer, Music/DavidArnold or Music/JohnWilliams.
18th Apr '18 6:08:15 AM MasterFuzzy
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** When paired against Creator/ZeroMostel, one can't ''help'' but be a little understated.

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** When paired against Creator/ZeroMostel, Zero Mostel, one can't ''help'' but be a little understated.



* ''Film/TheManWithTheIronFists'' What do you get when a rapper makes a kung-fu film. Lots of BadBadActing and Creator/RussellCrowe ChewingTheScenery. Nice cinematography but the dialogue is pure kung-foolery.

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* And ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' is ''literally'' all about HamToHamCombat, because the Avengers are too busy hamming it up to actually discuss things quietly and rationally (well, except for one scene, which quickly devolves into SnarkToSnarkCombat instead).
* ''Film/TheManWithTheIronFists'' What do you get when a rapper makes a kung-fu film. film? Lots of BadBadActing and Creator/RussellCrowe ChewingTheScenery. Nice cinematography but the dialogue is pure kung-foolery.
13th Mar '18 5:15:24 PM merotoker
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* Most of the SuperRobotGenre, with special mention to ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. The RealRobot genre split off specifically by doing away with the ham.

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* Most of the SuperRobotGenre, with special mention to ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. The RealRobot genre RealRobotGenre split off specifically by doing away with the ham.



** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' is quite a World Of Ham, despite being more of a RealRobot series. Just look at Ali and Graham...

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' is quite a World Of Ham, despite being more of a RealRobot {{Real Robot|Genre}} series. Just look at Ali and Graham...



* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is unique in that the acting for a lot of characters is more in line with the SuperRobot series, despite being about {{Real Robot}}s. Even the ''scenery'' is incredibly over the top, [[UnnecessarilyLargeInterior gigantic imperial halls]] and [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas blazing shiny towers]] in the Imperial Enclave separated only by a railway from [[WretchedHive incredibly dirty and impoverished slums]], on diametric opposites of the SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty, and soundtrack keeps pace too.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is unique in that the acting for a lot of characters is more in line with the SuperRobot {{Super Robot|Genre}} series, despite being about {{Real Robot}}s.Robot|Genre}}s. Even the ''scenery'' is incredibly over the top, [[UnnecessarilyLargeInterior gigantic imperial halls]] and [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas blazing shiny towers]] in the Imperial Enclave separated only by a railway from [[WretchedHive incredibly dirty and impoverished slums]], on diametric opposites of the SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty, and soundtrack keeps pace too.



* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' seems to be one of these.
** Seems? It makes countries into {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s that, more than talking, actually '''yell''' at each other 90% of the time. That's pork and then some more.

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' seems to be one of these.
** Seems? It
makes countries into {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s that, more than talking, actually '''yell''' at each other 90% of the time. That's pork and then some more.



* ''Film/TheRef'' is pretty much one hammy ReasonYouSuckSpeech after another.

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* ''Film/TheRef'' is pretty much one hammy ReasonYouSuckSpeech TheReasonYouSuckSpeech after another.



** By the same token, ''Film/BubbaHoTep''. Bruce Campbell playing the "late" Elvis... Ossie Davis as JFK; nuff said.

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** By the same token, ''Film/BubbaHoTep''.''Film/BubbaHotep''. Bruce Campbell playing the "late" Elvis... Ossie Davis as JFK; nuff said.



* ''Film/XXx''

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* ''Film/XXx''''Film/XXx'':



* ''Film/BramStokersDracula.'' Every actor is gloriously hamming it up except for Creator/KeanuReeves, [[DullSurprise for whom overacting seems physically impossible]].
** Also Creator/RichardEGrant and Creator/AnthonyHopkins having [[HamToHamCombat a good time together]]
* ''Film/HarryPotter''. Kenneth Branagh, Creator/JasonIsaacs, '''Creator/EmmaThompson''', Alan Rickman, Robbie Coltrane, Miranda Richardson, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Creator/DavidTennant ([[OneSceneWonder brief though his role may be]]), '''Creator/{{HELENA BONHAM CARTER}}''' and even Creator/JessieCave (the girl who played Lavender Brown) have entire scenes devoted to their hamminess.
** Rumor has it that during ''Chamber of Secrets'' Isaacs, Branagh, and Rickman had an ongoing wager seeing who could get the hammiest takes into the final cut.

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* ''Film/BramStokersDracula.'' Every actor is gloriously hamming it up except for Creator/KeanuReeves, [[DullSurprise for whom overacting seems physically impossible]].
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impossible]]. Also Creator/RichardEGrant and Creator/AnthonyHopkins having [[HamToHamCombat a good time together]]
together]].
* ''Film/HarryPotter''. Kenneth Branagh, Creator/KennethBranagh, Creator/JasonIsaacs, '''Creator/EmmaThompson''', Alan Rickman, Robbie Coltrane, Creator/AlanRickman, Creator/RobbieColtrane, Miranda Richardson, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Creator/RalphFiennes, Creator/DavidTennant ([[OneSceneWonder brief though his role may be]]), '''Creator/{{HELENA BONHAM CARTER}}''' and even Creator/JessieCave (the girl who played Lavender Brown) have entire scenes devoted to their hamminess.
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hamminess. Rumor has it that during ''Chamber of Secrets'' Isaacs, Branagh, and Rickman had an ongoing wager seeing who could get the hammiest takes into the final cut.



* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': Bob Hoskins is the only one who doesn't get in on the shtick [[spoiler: until the end]], but even he goes a bit over the top with his hard-boiled noir detective style. The toons are, of course, toons, and Creator/ChristopherLloyd is brilliantly nuts. The supporting cast alternates between depressed (when Valiant or Doom are around) to joining in on the cartoonish fun and games (when Roger is present), and Acme and Maroon are very nicely overplayed for such small roles.

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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': Bob Hoskins Creator/BobHoskins is the only one who doesn't get in on the shtick [[spoiler: until the end]], but even he goes a bit over the top with his hard-boiled noir detective style. The toons are, of course, toons, and Creator/ChristopherLloyd is brilliantly nuts. The supporting cast alternates between depressed (when Valiant or Doom are around) to joining in on the cartoonish fun and games (when Roger is present), and Acme and Maroon are very nicely overplayed for such small roles.



* As an AffectionateParody and satire of both opera in general and ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' specifically, Creator/TerryPratchett's Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'' qualifies. Discworld is a fairly hammy place to be in any case, but basically every trope from opera is taken and [[UpToEleven hammed up massively]]. This includes, among other things, a character who can sing in harmony with herself, a grandiose, emotional aria whose actual lyrical content is along the lines of "This damn door sticks! It sticks no matter what I do!" and the villain's death scene, which was played in true operatic style, right down to the [[spoiler:sword being between his arm and his chest, rather than actually cutting him. He dies anyway, from the sheer density of ham involved in opera.]] Literally -- he's so caught up he doesn't realize it's fake until it's too late.

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* As an AffectionateParody and satire of both opera in general and ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' specifically, Creator/TerryPratchett's Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'' qualifies. Discworld is a fairly hammy place to be in any case, but basically every trope from opera is taken and [[UpToEleven hammed up massively]]. This includes, among other things, a character who can sing in harmony with herself, a grandiose, emotional aria whose actual lyrical content is along the lines of "This damn door sticks! It sticks no matter what I do!" and the villain's death scene, which was played in true operatic style, right down to the [[spoiler:sword being between his arm and his chest, rather than actually cutting him. He dies anyway, from the sheer density of ham involved in opera.]] opera]]. Literally -- he's so caught up he doesn't realize it's fake until it's too late.



* Series/BabylonFive: being [[TheEpic an epic]] it pretty much has to be. But it is [[TropesAreNotBad well done]] ham.
** This gets {{lampshade|Hanging}}d early and often. In one episode Garibaldi attempts to have a SeinfeldianConversation[[note]]Specifically, if one should fasten the button on his pants before zipping it up, or vice versa[[/note]] with Sinclair, stating that "not every conversation has to be about the end of the world." In another, Ivanova accuses a character of having "the worst case of TestosteronePoisoning I've ever seen." And both these examples are just from the First Season.

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* Series/BabylonFive: ''Series/BabylonFive'': being [[TheEpic an epic]] it pretty much has to be. But it is [[TropesAreNotBad well done]] ham.
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ham. This gets {{lampshade|Hanging}}d early and often. In one episode Garibaldi attempts to have a SeinfeldianConversation[[note]]Specifically, if one should fasten the button on his pants before zipping it up, or vice versa[[/note]] with Sinclair, stating that "not every conversation has to be about the end of the world." In another, Ivanova accuses a character of having "the worst case of TestosteronePoisoning I've ever seen." And both these examples are just from the First Season.



** Also, a man coming to the Camden home [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext asking Annie to lift a "curse" she "gave" him]].

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** Also, a man coming to the Camden home [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext asking Annie to lift a "curse" she "gave" him]].



** Then there's ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsGundam'', which even has the normally stoic RealRobot characters taking a cue from [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Domon and friends]] and abandoning Kosher. Say it with me now... "'''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Camille's]] a man's name! AND I'M A MAN!!!'''"

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** Then there's ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsGundam'', which even has the normally stoic RealRobot Real Robot characters taking a cue from [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Domon and friends]] and abandoning Kosher. Say it with me now... "'''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Camille's]] a man's name! AND I'M A MAN!!!'''"



** ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' takes the ham of the first game and up-hams it to almost unnerving levels. After a few hours of hearing one unit after another trying to out-ham all the others, it's actually nice to hear Mohandar's calm, soft voice for a change.
* Hyrule, as interpreted by ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames''. It's accompanied with plenty of [[MilkingTheGiantCow huge, unnecessary hand gestures]].

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** ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' takes the ham of the first game and up-hams it to almost unnerving levels. After a few hours of hearing one unit after another trying to out-ham all the others, it's actually nice to hear Mohandar's calm, soft voice for a change.
* Hyrule, as interpreted by ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames''.''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDIGames''. It's accompanied with plenty of [[MilkingTheGiantCow huge, unnecessary hand gestures]].



* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'':



* With the exception of [[{{Vampire}} Rachel Alucard]], who is too busy being the {{Ojou}} to get hammy, every other character in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' is hammy to the umpth degree. And they come in all possible kinds of flavors, too, from [[AntiHero Ragna]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Bloodedge's]] cocky, shounen-heroic ham; [[EldritchAbomination Arakune's]] [[LaughingMad insane]], [[TheUnintelligible gibbering]] ham and [[KnightTemplar Hakumen's]] sheer badass ham to [[IdiotHero Bang]] who is simply a walking LargeHam scene (so much, in fact, that his SuperMode comes complete with a ThemeMusicPowerUp about how awesome he is)... And then there's [[FauxAffablyEvil Hazama]] / [[{{Troll}} Terumi Yuuki]], [[EvilIsHammy who outhams them all]].
** Go ahead and look up a match on YouTube to get an idea. Just be sure to turn your headphones down before you do so.

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* With the exception of [[{{Vampire}} Rachel Alucard]], who is too busy being the {{Ojou}} to get hammy, every other character in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' is hammy to the umpth degree. And they come in all possible kinds of flavors, too, from [[AntiHero Ragna]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Bloodedge's]] cocky, shounen-heroic ham; [[EldritchAbomination Arakune's]] [[LaughingMad insane]], [[TheUnintelligible gibbering]] ham and [[KnightTemplar Hakumen's]] sheer badass ham to [[IdiotHero Bang]] who is simply a walking LargeHam scene (so much, in fact, that his SuperMode comes complete with a ThemeMusicPowerUp about how awesome he is)... And then there's [[FauxAffablyEvil Hazama]] / [[{{Troll}} Terumi Yuuki]], [[EvilIsHammy who outhams them all]].
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all]]. Go ahead and look up a match on YouTube Website/YouTube to get an idea. Just be sure to turn your headphones down before you do so.



* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' joins the fine constellation of TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons games which fit this trope. From a ChivalrousPervert floating skull asking you to spare female zombies for [[ILoveTheDead needs a floating skull doesn't have a means of acting upon]] to a mad mage who is eternally on fire as a torment for being a pyromaniac - and enjoys it - nearly everyone is hammier than a Christmas ham wrapped in bacon on a bed of pork chops. Even the few apparently level-headed characters are just one or two conversation options away from a HeroicBSOD. But the hammiest ham is the BigBad.

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* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' joins the fine constellation of TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' games which fit this trope. From a ChivalrousPervert floating skull asking you to spare female zombies for [[ILoveTheDead needs a floating skull doesn't have a means of acting upon]] to a mad mage who is eternally on fire as a torment for being a pyromaniac - and enjoys it - nearly everyone is hammier than a Christmas ham wrapped in bacon on a bed of pork chops. Even the few apparently level-headed characters are just one or two conversation options away from a HeroicBSOD. But the hammiest ham is the BigBad.



* ''Webcomic/DoubleK'': five words - ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' FanWebComic. If that isn't a recipe for incredibly loud shouting, we don't know what is.

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* ''Webcomic/DoubleK'': five words - ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' FanWebComic.{{Fan Web Comic|s}}. If that isn't a recipe for incredibly loud shouting, we don't know what is.



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has become this since its [[{{Uncancelled}} post-cancellation,]] merely due to the massive amount of ComedicSociopathy, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown fighting,]] and [[ChewingTheScenery general lack of control]] that [[{{Flanderization}} now]] [[SadistShow define]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkXuuE9kCL4 nearly the whole cast.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has become this since its [[{{Uncancelled}} [[UnCanceled post-cancellation,]] merely due to the massive amount of ComedicSociopathy, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown fighting,]] and [[ChewingTheScenery general lack of control]] that [[{{Flanderization}} now]] [[SadistShow define]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkXuuE9kCL4 nearly the whole cast.]]



** When Norwegian Broadcasting Company (NRK) produced a four-episode historical drama telling the story of the UsefulNotes/NorwegianConstituentAssembly in 1814, one particular scene presented no less than FOUR bergensian actors hamming it up in a priceless HamToHamCombat. It is fair to say that one scene was the most noisy one in the entire episode, and the one person in the room who was ''not'' bergensian (a LargeHam in his own right), almost faded out of the picture. That said, Northern Norway is a good runner-up for being a WorldOfHam in its own right.

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** When Norwegian Broadcasting Company (NRK) produced a four-episode historical drama telling the story of the UsefulNotes/NorwegianConstituentAssembly in 1814, one particular scene presented no less than FOUR bergensian actors hamming it up in a priceless HamToHamCombat. It is fair to say that one scene was the most noisy one in the entire episode, and the one person in the room who was ''not'' bergensian (a LargeHam in his own right), almost faded out of the picture. That said, Northern Norway is a good runner-up for being a WorldOfHam an example in its own right.
13th Mar '18 9:17:33 AM igordebraga
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* Also from Creator/RoosterTeeth, ''Webanimation/CampCamp''. Everyone is either impressively quirky (not counting the campers, there is overtly cheery counselor David, bombastic owner Cameron Campbell, and the gravelly and mysterious Quartermaster) or compensates through sheer volume (Max and Gwen might be saner than everyone else, but they're prone to shout and swear).
10th Mar '18 2:54:57 AM jormis29
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* In the world of the original [[Manga/YuGiOh ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' manga]] by Kazuki Takahashi (Viz: first seven volumes, ''Duelist'', and ''Millennium World''), games and gaming in general are taken very seriously.

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* In the world of the original [[Manga/YuGiOh ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' manga]] by Kazuki Takahashi Creator/KazukiTakahashi (Viz: first seven volumes, ''Duelist'', and ''Millennium World''), games and gaming in general are taken very seriously.
5th Mar '18 5:00:19 PM nombretomado
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* Count the number of Broadway musicals that ''aren't'' this. The most JustForFun/{{egregious}} examples are from Creator/GilbertAndSullivan, Creator/MelBrooks, and Creator/StephenSondheim.

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* Count the number of Broadway musicals that ''aren't'' this. The most JustForFun/{{egregious}} examples are from Creator/GilbertAndSullivan, Creator/MelBrooks, and Creator/StephenSondheim.Music/StephenSondheim.
25th Feb '18 9:42:09 AM Gravidef
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** The Tellarites, a race of [[PigMan pig-faced people]], also deserve special mention. In-universe, the highest form of entertainment on their homeworld is EXTREMELY LOUD AND FURIOUS DEBATE--to the point where ''the government itself'' is basically a literal shouting match, with ideas being judged on the volume of the speaker. It's considered a point of honor to always respond with furious, immense passion and loudness when talking to a Tellarite--as one might expect, they often have trouble with the polar-opposite [[TheStoic Vulcans]].
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* ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'' is particularly guilty of this trope, but it was intentionally invoked: composer/lyricist Sherman Edwards and librettist Peter Stone were deliberately attempting to shake up the image of the American Founding Fathers and the signing of the Declaration of Independence as stoic and composed. As such, the show opens with John Adams screaming at the rest of the Continental Congress, and the legislators singing in response ("SIT DOWN, JOHN! SIT DOWN, JOHN!"). It only gets hammier from there, from the Southern delegation dancing a minuet to the Committee of Five (who wrote the Declaration itself) having a rhyming battle to get out of actually doing the work to OneSceneWonder Richard Henry Lee ''bursting'' onto the stage on horseback and bellowing "HELLLLLLLLOOOOOOO, JOHNNY!" The sheer hamminess of 95% of the show also helps to contrast the much quieter five percent, especially the [[MoodWhiplash somber Act I finale]] "Momma, Look Sharp," about a soldier in the colonial army dying on the battlefield and calling for his mother.
24th Feb '18 9:18:25 PM igordebraga
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* Asgard in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld its sequel]]. Visually stunning and basically every inhabitant is boisterous. Quite appropriately, Creator/AnthonyHopkins is the King of Hamminess. He manages to shut down one of Chris Hemsworth's NoIndoorVoice speeches with a single line of dialogue.

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* Asgard in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld its sequel]].sequel. Visually stunning and basically every inhabitant is boisterous. Quite appropriately, Creator/AnthonyHopkins is the King of Hamminess. He manages to shut down one of Chris Hemsworth's NoIndoorVoice speeches with a single line of dialogue. ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' even manages to sneak in recursive ham, as Asgardian actors re-enact the climactic scenes from ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''.
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