History TheUnintelligible / WesternAnimation

15th May '18 1:27:13 PM GlacierWolf
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** Timmy can only say his own name and a series of meaningless grunts. This was originally supposed to represent his mental disability. However, in later episodes he occasionally shows understanding of complex situations, and attempts to communicate complicated messages through inflection and gestures.

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** Timmy can only say his own name and a series of meaningless grunts. This was originally supposed to represent his mental disability. However, in later episodes he occasionally shows understanding of complex situations, and attempts to communicate complicated messages through inflection and gestures. However, this is subverted in VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole when he undergoes his superhero persona, [[PsychicPowers Doctor Timothy,]] a parody of X-Men's Professor Xavier, being able to speak with the other characters in complete and cognitive sentences through telepathy, with an eloquent accent to boot.



* Snowpea in ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha'' is only capable of saying [[AmbiguousGender his or her]] [[PokemonSpeak own name]].

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* Snowpea in ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha'' is only capable of saying [[AmbiguousGender his or her]] their]] [[PokemonSpeak own name]].
6th May '18 1:49:03 PM looneynightmare
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode "Chip Tracy" a parody of ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' we have the gangster Grumbles based on the villain Mumbles, who is a caricature of Edward G. Robinson who mumbles gibberish that only Alvin as Chip Tracy and Eleanor's character can understand, at one point Theodore asks what he's saying and he gives him a device that translates his gibberish into coherent speech and gives away his boss' plans.
3rd May '18 7:31:26 PM Homemaderat
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* Paw Rugg from ''The Hillbilly Bears'' on ''WesternAnimation/TheAtomAntShow''; he mumbles most of his sentences where the only intelligible word is usually the last one.

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* Paw Rugg from ''The Hillbilly Bears'' ''WesternAnimation/TheHillbillyBears'' on ''WesternAnimation/TheAtomAntShow''; he mumbles most of his sentences where the only intelligible word is usually the last one.
26th Apr '18 11:21:07 PM SarcasmKid
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** Discussed in a skit made during the 90s, when the Bears go on a talk show to talk about Paw. Maw admits she has trouble understanding Paw, but while she means she doesn't understand what he's ''saying'', the audience assumes she doesn't understand who he is as a ''person''. The audience suggests Paw can find someone else to be with who will understand him better. [[spoiler: Paw responds by shooting "I Luv U Maw" on the studio wall, and that's all Maw needs to know.]]
22nd Nov '17 8:13:32 PM thatother1dude
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* Juke, the stereo-headed kid from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', only speaks and writes in beatbox sounds. He has a switch on his head to make him speak normally, but he can't reach it, and nobody else is aware of it.
** Ocho, the 8-bit spider, only spoke in arcade beeps in the pilot and in Season 1. As of Season 2, he can speak English.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'':
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Juke, the [[NonHumanHead stereo-headed kid from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', kid]], only speaks and writes in beatbox sounds. He has a switch on his head to make him speak normally, but he can't reach it, and nobody else is aware of it.
** Ocho, the 8-bit spider, only spoke in arcade beeps in the pilot and in Season 1. As of Season 2, From season 2 on, he [[SuddenlyVoiced can speak English.English]].
22nd Nov '17 3:44:37 PM CorahsUncle
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* Juke, the stereo-headed kid from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball only speaks and writes in beatbox sounds. He has a switch on his head to make him speak normally, but he can't reach it, and nobody else is aware of it.

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* Juke, the stereo-headed kid from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', only speaks and writes in beatbox sounds. He has a switch on his head to make him speak normally, but he can't reach it, and nobody else is aware of it.



* Coco in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. Frequently, the other characters repeat her lines a la RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear: "Coco coco!" "Ripoff artist?!?" The ambigious nature of her dialogue is often played for laughs, such as when Coco makes a suggestion about dealing with a common enemy that leaves everyone else shaken and Mac replying "[[NoodleIncident I think we'd go to jail if we did that]]." Her clucking does, however, match the syllables of an equivalant, sensible phrase in English ("Co-CO!"/"Yeah, right!").
* Snowpea in ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha'' who is only capable of saying [[AmbiguousGender his or her]] [[PokemonSpeak own name]].

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* Coco in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. Frequently, the other characters repeat her lines a la RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear: "Coco coco!" "Ripoff artist?!?" The ambigious nature of her dialogue is often played for laughs, such as when Coco makes a suggestion about dealing with a common enemy that leaves everyone else shaken and Mac replying "[[NoodleIncident I think we'd go to jail if we did that]]." Her clucking does, however, match the syllables of an equivalant, equivalent, sensible phrase in English ("Co-CO!"/"Yeah, right!").
* Snowpea in ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha'' who is only capable of saying [[AmbiguousGender his or her]] [[PokemonSpeak own name]].



* The title character in ''IvorTheEngine'' could only communicate through his organ-pipe whistle. How comprehensible he was varied from episode to episode and character to character, though Jones the Steam seemed able to hold full conversations with him.

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* The title character in ''IvorTheEngine'' ''WesternAnimation/IvorTheEngine'' could only communicate through his organ-pipe whistle. How comprehensible he was varied from episode to episode and character to character, though Jones the Steam seemed able to hold full conversations with him.



** If one were to slow down their dialogue, they speak very clearly; it's worth noting that until 1950, all of their dialogue was repeated from their first episode "Private Pluto".

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** If one were to slow down their dialogue, they speak very clearly; it's worth noting that until 1950, all of their dialogue was repeated from their first episode episode, "Private Pluto".



-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': Oh what do you know? You're a snail!
** And when Spongebob was able to visit Gary's dream, revealing the snail's true [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness loquacious nature]].

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-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': -->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Oh what do you know? You're a snail!
** And when Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] was able to visit Gary's dream, revealing the snail's true [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness loquacious nature]].



** In reality, if one listens to the General carefully, they can tell he is actually just talking very fast.
* Rufflefeather from the "Go Go Gophers" segments of ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' speaks a fictitious American Indian language. It doesn't offer much variety to the phonemes; in fact, if Runningboard didn't understand him, we might assume that he just sputters insanely. This is ironic, because Rufflefeather is TheSmartGuy who comes up with most of their plans to screw up the cavalry.
* Ron Stoppable's pet molerat Rufus in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.

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** In reality, if one listens to the General carefully, they one can tell he is actually just talking very fast.
* Rufflefeather Ruffled Feather from the "Go Go Gophers" segments of ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' speaks a fictitious American Indian language. It doesn't offer much variety to the phonemes; in fact, if Runningboard Running Board didn't understand him, we might assume that he just sputters insanely. This is ironic, because Rufflefeather Ruffled Feather is TheSmartGuy who comes up with most of their plans to screw up the cavalry.
* Ron Stoppable's pet molerat Rufus mole rat, Rufus, in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.



-->'''Homer''': Marge! (unintelligible nonsense spoken rapidly)
-->'''Marge''': Homer, slow down!
-->'''Homer''': (unintelligible nonsense spoken slowly)
-->'''Marge''': ''Think'' before you say each word!

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-->'''Homer''': -->'''Homer:''' Marge! (unintelligible nonsense spoken rapidly)
-->'''Marge''': -->'''Marge:''' Homer, slow down!
-->'''Homer''': -->'''Homer:''' (unintelligible nonsense spoken slowly)
-->'''Marge''': -->'''Marge:''' ''Think'' before you say each word!



* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime,'' Bumblebee does not speak, presumably for similar reasons as his movie counterpart. He communicates by way of electronic beeps a la R2-D2, and is understood just fine by his fellow Cybertronians, but can't use human speech. Raf Esquivel can understand him anyway, and as of the end of season one, the reason for this remains unknown. Even he has said he doesn't know why he can understand 'Bee.
** This gets plot relevance later on when [[spoiler:It exposes the fake Optimus Prime, who can't understand a word he's saying.Not that it helped much.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime,'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', Bumblebee does not speak, presumably for similar reasons as his movie counterpart. He communicates by way of electronic beeps a à la R2-D2, and is understood just fine by his fellow Cybertronians, but can't use human speech. Raf Esquivel can understand him anyway, and as of the end of season one, the reason for this remains unknown. Even he has said he doesn't know why he can understand 'Bee.
** This gets plot relevance later on when [[spoiler:It exposes the fake Optimus Prime, who can't understand a word he's saying.saying. Not that it helped much.]]much]].



* [[MotorMouth Pinkie Pie]] become this in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Bridle Gossip" when her tongue swells up after walking through the poison joke. When the main cast goes to confront Zecora, thinking she caused the various problems they're suffering with a curse, and Pinkie wants to sing her song about Zecora again, she briefly tries, before begging Fluttershy to do so. Fluttershy agrees, not sounding thrilled about the idea.

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* [[MotorMouth Pinkie Pie]] become becomes this in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Bridle Gossip" when her tongue swells up after walking through the poison joke. When the main cast goes to confront Zecora, thinking she caused the various problems they're suffering with a curse, and Pinkie wants to sing her song about Zecora again, she briefly tries, before begging Fluttershy to do so. Fluttershy agrees, not sounding thrilled about the idea.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Skywhales}}'' the alien tribe speaks a kind of hooting language that's never subtitled for the viewer.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Skywhales}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Skywhales}}'', the alien tribe speaks a kind of hooting language that's never subtitled for the viewer.
22nd Nov '17 3:39:39 PM CeaselessPhoenicopterine
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* Juke, the stereo-headed kid from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball only speaks and writes in beatbox sounds. He has a switch on his head to make him speak normally, but he can't reach it, and nobody else is aware of it.
** Ocho, the 8-bit spider, only spoke in arcade beeps in the pilot and in Season 1. As of Season 2, he can speak English.
11th Oct '17 5:09:51 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Ricky's great-grandmother from ''WesternAnimation/TheRapsittieKidsBelieveInSanta''. She speaks in unintelligible mumbles followed by a word or short sentence related to the conversation. However, according to her voice actress Debra Wilson, she had been given actual dialogue but the editors decided to splice her dialogue together so she couldn't be understood.

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* Ricky's great-grandmother from ''WesternAnimation/TheRapsittieKidsBelieveInSanta''.''WesternAnimation/TheRapsittieStreetKidsBelieveInSanta''. She speaks in unintelligible mumbles followed by a word or short sentence related to the conversation. However, according to her voice actress Debra Wilson, she had been given actual dialogue but the editors decided to splice her dialogue together so she couldn't be understood.
11th Oct '17 5:09:37 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Ricky's great-grandmother from ''WesternAnimation/RapsittieKidsBelieveInSanta''. She speaks in unintelligible mumbles followed by a word or short sentence related to the conversation. However, according to her voice actress Debra Wilson, she had been given actual dialogue but the editors decided to splice her dialogue together so she couldn't be understood.

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* Ricky's great-grandmother from ''WesternAnimation/RapsittieKidsBelieveInSanta''.''WesternAnimation/TheRapsittieKidsBelieveInSanta''. She speaks in unintelligible mumbles followed by a word or short sentence related to the conversation. However, according to her voice actress Debra Wilson, she had been given actual dialogue but the editors decided to splice her dialogue together so she couldn't be understood.
11th Oct '17 5:09:26 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Ricky's grandmother from "Rapsittie Kids Believe In Santa", she speaks in unintelligible mumbles followed by a word or short sentence related to the conversation, according to her voice actress Debra Wilson she had been given actual dialogue but the editors decided to splice her dialogue together so she couldn't be understood.

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* Ricky's grandmother great-grandmother from "Rapsittie Kids Believe In Santa", she ''WesternAnimation/RapsittieKidsBelieveInSanta''. She speaks in unintelligible mumbles followed by a word or short sentence related to the conversation, conversation. However, according to her voice actress Debra Wilson Wilson, she had been given actual dialogue but the editors decided to splice her dialogue together so she couldn't be understood.
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